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BURY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave Edwards 2002

This memorial is in the Church.

Copyright © Trevor Webb 2004

In ever loving memory of the men of this Parish
who fought for liberty and honour 1914 1918.

BARHAM

Walter Gilbert

Pte. 4th Bt. Guards Machine Gun Reg., d 30/3/1918, age 25, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of Frederick William and Emily Barham, of Mill Green, Warboys, Huntingdonshire.

BASS

William

Pte. Bedfordshire Reg. Probably 7th Bt., d 22/3/1918, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France.

BECKER

George Ernest

L Cpl. 2nd Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., d 14/3/1915, age 21, commemorated: LE TOURET MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of Susannah Becker, of Bury, Hunts., and the late George Becker.

GOWLER

John Thomas

Pte. 1st Bt. Bedfordshire Reg., d 23/4/1917, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France.

HOUGHTON

Jack

Pte. 4th Reserve Bt. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Reg.), d 4/4/1917, age 17. Buried: TUNBRIDGE WELLS CEMETERY Kent, United Kingdom. Son of William and Flora Houghton, of Bury, Huntingdon.

HOUSDEN

Edward Ernest

Pte. 3rd Bt. Bedfordshire Reg., d 3/5/1916, age 28, buried: BURY CEMETERY Huntingdonshire, United Kingdom. Son of Emma Housden, of Bury, and the late Edwin Housden.

PETTITT

Ernest

Pte. Middlesex Reg., Probably 2nd Bt., d 29/3/1918, buried: HANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY Somme, France.

ROSE

Charles

Pte. East Kent Reg., Probably: 7th Bt., d 23/3/1918, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL Somme, France.

SALLABANKS

Harry

Pte. 8th Bt. Bedfordshire Reg., d 20/4/1916, age 21, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of John and Alice Sallabanks, of Lug Farm, Ramsey, Huntingdon.

SALLABANK(S)

Charles

Pte. Machine Gun Corps, d 8/6/1918, age 19, buried: FERE-CHAMPENOISE FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY Marne, France. Son of John and Alice Sallabanks, of 2, Church Green, Ramsey, Hunts.

SAMMONS

[John] Ernest

Pte. 7th Bt. Bedfordshire Reg., d 3/5/1917, age 25, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of John Sammons, of Bury, Huntingdon.

SLACK

Cyril Victor

Pte. 1st Bt. Bedfordshire Reg., d 23/4/1917, age 24, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs. Harriet Slack, of Bury, Huntingdon.

WARRINGTON

Ernest Frederick

Pte. 118th Coy., Machine Gun Corps, d 31/7/1917, age 21, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Mr. J. and Mrs. E. Warrington, of Owl's End, Bury, Hunts.

1939-1945
Plaque inside church
FOX Harold William

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1449165, 433 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost in action over enemy territory 18th April 1944. Aged 22. Only son of William and Kate Fox, of Bury, Huntingdonshire. Buried in CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Plot 16. Row 8. Grave 12.

Boer War
Plaque inside church
SLACK Isaac

Private, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifles. Died in the South African War 1899-1902. See also Huntingdonshire Boer War Memorial

Erected by parishioners and friends

There are several graves in the churchyard for those who died in World War 2. The list below is a cross-reference of these kindly supplied by Trevor Webb.

Name

Rank

Service No.

Regiment

Date of death

Age

Grave/
Memorial Ref.

ALVES, DENNIS FRANK

Sergeant (Air Gnr.)

550539

Royal Air Force

07/08/1940

21

Row B. Grave 22.

ATKINSON, WILLIAM JAMES

Pilot Officer

J/6131

Royal Canadian Air Force

11/03/1942

Unknown

Row A. Grave 23.

BELL, RONALD PETER

Pilot Officer (Pilot)

402841

Royal New Zealand Air Force

12/08/1941

24

Row G. Grave 21.

CANDLIN, GEOFFREY WILLIAM CLIFTON

Flying Officer (Nav./Bomber)

146286

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

25/01/1944

28

Row B. Grave 24.

FRANCKS, DONALD GEORGE

Leading Aircraftman

943397

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

11/04/1941

23

Row E. Grave 22

HAMLIN, ARTHUR RONALD

Flying Officer (Nav./Bomber)

128054

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

05/05/1944

Unknown

Row C. Grave 24.

HOADLEY, HENRY MICHAEL

Pilot Officer (Pilot)

39919

Royal New Zealand Air Force

28/08/1940

20

Row C. Grave 21.

HOLMES, CECIL

Warrant Officer (Obs.)

581425

Royal Air Force

31/05/1942

30

Row C. Grave 23.

HOPCRAFT, WILLIAM ROBERT

Sergeant (Nav.)

1384371

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

11/10/1942

Unknown

Row G. Grave 23.

HOUSDEN, ERNEST

Private

27002

Bedfordshire Regiment

03/05/1916

28

North of church.

KNOWLING, JOHN HENRY

Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.)

122586

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

31/05/1942

25

Row D. Grave 23.

LEVIN, MARTIN HENRY OVE

Flying Officer (Nav.)

147010

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

07/08/1944

22

Row D. Grave 24.

McFARLAND, GRENVILLE JAMES

Pilot Officer (Pilot)

42413

Royal Air Force

10/05/1940

20

Row A. Grave 21.

MITCHELL, ALBERT ARDAGH

Flight Sergeant (Pilot)

R/105365

Royal Canadian Air Force
See also Steeple Morden Airfield

29/01/1943

22

Row A. Grave 24.

MORTIMER, EDWARD PATRICK

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)

37521

Royal Air Force

07/08/1940

Unknown

Row B. Grave 21.

PARTRIDGE, LESLIE

Sergeant (Pilot)

1386317

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

11/10/1942

30

Row F. Grave 23.

PETTY, ALEXANDER

Pilot Officer (Pilot)

108804

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

29/01/1942

23

Row G. Grave 22.

REEVE, FRANK ALFRED

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)

1378098

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

01/10/1942

Unknown

Row E. Grave 23.

ROBERTSON PRYOR, LESLIE WALTER

Sergeant (Pilot)

928400

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

21/05/1941

20

Row F. Grave 22.

ROBINSON, ARTHUR

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)

749454

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

26/11/1940

20

Row D. Grave 22

SECKER, ALFRED JAMES VICTOR

Sergeant (Obs. U/T)

40743

Royal New Zealand Air Force

14/12/1940

27

Row D. Grave 21.

SMITH, RONALD JAMES

Sergeant (Pilot)

1057332

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

12/07/1941

Unknown

Row F. Grave 21.

STEVENSON, ROYDEN GEOFFREY

Sergeant

T/138985

Royal Army Service Corps

05/12/1944

26

 

SUMPTER, STANLEY THOMAS

Aircraftman 2nd Class

903630

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

06/06/1940

Unknown

Row A. Grave 22.

WELLS, SIDNEY MCLEOD

Sergeant (Obs.)

957427

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

10/04/1941

34

Row E. Grave 21.

WHITE, JOHN

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)

1123856

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

13/05/1942

21

Row B. Grave 23.

WILSON, HUBERT HENRY

Sergeant (Pilot)

745159

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

22/09/1940

22

Row C. Grave 22.


There are several graves in the churchyard for those who died Post World War 2. The list below is kindly supplied by Trevor Webb.

BROWN A D G Leading Aircraftman 2464165, Royal Air Force. Died 6th August 1962. Age 19.
BASSETT G T Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died 22nd January 1949. Age 38.
COOKE G R Sergeant 3504769, Royal Air Force. Died 2nd December 1951. Age 21.
ELLIOTT D Signaller II Class 1594940, Royal Air Force. Died 4th October 1949. Age 24.
HARTLEY F Pilot I Class 1115803, Royal Air Force. Died 17th September 1949. Age 31.
NIGHTINGALE, DFC H W Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died 28th July 49. Age 30. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).
PERRY J S Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died 28th July 49. Age 38.
POTTER C R Flying Officer, Royal Air Force. Died 28th April 1961. Age 23.
RICHES R D Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died 8th March 1957. Age 25.
SCOTT, OBE, DFM A J Wing Commander, Royal Air Force. Died 6th November 1960. Age 42. Awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM).

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