BUCKDEN BAPTIST - Roll of Honour
World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 John Prior
Taken from the Buckden Parish Newsheet December 2000.
"Renovation of the
old Baptist Chapel in the High Street has necessitated the removal of
its war memorial. The names of those it honours are also on the memorial
in front of St Mary's Church, so the Parish Council decided that it would
be appropriate to find it a home in a neighbouring Baptist church. The
outcome is that it has gone to Perry,which already houses memorials from
the Staughtons. There it will eventually be re-mounted and dedicated anew
- the dedication service will be publicised in the Roundabout. The Council
is grateful to the new owner of the Chapel, to the contractors who ensured
that the memorial was taken down without damage and to Graham Licence,
the Perry minister who came to collect it, his car visibly bowed under
the weight as he drove away
The move has been notified
to the Local History Society and the County Records Office in Huntingdon;
if you are aware of any member of these men's families still living in
Buckden, please let them know too - we hope that they will approve of
the Council's action. If they can supply any biographical details, the
Clerk would be interested to hear from them. The Records Office unfortunately
has very little information on soldiers who served in the Great War, although
one of their researchers believes that "G White" may well be George White,
a Buckden-born policeman who was called up into the Grenadier Guards at
the start of the Great War and died in 1917 in an accident near Rouen.
His death takes on an added poignancy when one learns that only a few
days earlier he had written to his wife and son to say his term of service
had expired and he would soon be on his way home. And "H Hubbard" may
be Harry Hubbard, a member of the Hunts Cycling Battalion who was killed
in the last year of the war while serving with the Bedfordshire Regiment."
those from this Church
who gave their lives
in the GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
Lance Corporal 290279, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire
Regiment. Died of wounds on Wednesday 18th September 1918 in France
and Flanders. Born Buckden, enlisted Huntingdon before 14th May
1915, resident Stirtlow, Buckden. Previously a
member of the Hunts Cycling Battalion. Buried in Doingt Communal
Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave I. A. 16.
Gunner 210921, "H" Battery, 7th Brigade, Royal
Horse Artillery. Killed in action on 8th October 1918 in France
and Flanders. Age 28. Resident and enlisted Buckden. Son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. Sabey, of Luck's Lane, Buckden. Buried in Beaurevoir
British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave C. 22.
Private 26039 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
who died on Wednesday, 7th August 1918. Age 36. Enlisted Bedford.
Son of Mr. C. and Mrs. J. Townsend, of High St., Buckden, Huntingdon.
Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France.Grave
IV. F. 8.
Acting Sergeant 11367, 2nd Battalion Grenadier
Guards. Died in
an accident near Rouen
on Monday 26th March 1917 in France and Flanders. Born Buckden,
enlisted St Neots. Previously a policeman. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery
Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave O. VIII. K. 13.
13 October, 2008