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FARCET WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & copyright © Ernie Rusdale - 2003

1914-1918

ALLEN

George William

Private, 16072, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Quadrilateral, Ginchy, 15-09-16, aged 24. Born Farcet, enlisted Huntingdon. Resident 2, Berden Houses, Farcet. Farcet Memorial. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 02C.

ALLETSON

J H

Farcet Memorial. Royal Flying Corps. No further information at present.

ATKINS

Walter

Middlesex Regiment. Believed to be: Private, 30202, Walter Atkins, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Wounded 17-02-17; died of wounds 21-02-17, aged 38. Born Glatton, enlisted Bedford, resident Farcet. Husband of Susan Atkins, Back Lane, Farcet. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Grave III.C.01.

BEEBY

Thomas

Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Believed to be: Private, 43116, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 05-01-18, aged 20. Formerly 1633, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Born Farcet, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of James and Hannah Beeby, 9, Field Terrace, Farcet, Hunts. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ypres, Grave VII.C.05.

BLAND

William Henry

Private, G/29900, 11th Royal Fusiliers. Died whilst prisoner of war 04-01-18. Formerly 21297, East Surrey Regiment. Born Farcet, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Grave IV.R.11.

BLOTT

George Henry

Private, 30861, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Arras 03-05-17. Born and resident Farcet, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 05.

BLOTT

Herbert Walter

Private, G/10225, 6th The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Killed in action Arras 03-05-17. Born and resident Farcet, enlisted Huntingdon. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 02.

CLARKE

Frederick Leonard

Private, 16539, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15, aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Clarke, Clapgate, Farcet Fen, Farcet, Hunts. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

CLARKE

George

Private, 37447, 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 29-03-17. Formerly 16699, Northamptonshire Regiment. Born Yaxley, enlisted Peterborough, resident Farcet. Buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave III.K.27.

CLARKE

G

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information at present.

CROFT

Russell

Private, 17267, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Loos 27-09-15. Born Ramsey St. Mary, enlisted Peterborough, resident Belle Vue, Stanground, Peterborough. Son of Mr. R. J. Croft, 8, The Curve, Farcet. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 91/93.

FOVARGUE

W

Northamptonshire Regiment. Believed to be: Private, 16532, William James Fovargue, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 09-05-15, aged 21. Born Crowland, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Mrs. J. Beasley, South Street, Crowland, Lincs. Connection with Farcet unclear. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

FRENCH

[John] Thomas

Private, 203250, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30-10-17. Born Farcet, enlisted Peterborough, resident Farcet. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 48/50 and 162A.

HEAD

Charles Manning

Private, 47756, 15th Welsh Regiment. Killed in action Ypres 28-07-17. Born Farcet, enlisted Peterborough, resident Farcet. Buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ypres, Grave III.G.25.

HOLLIS

Harry

Sergeant, 16845, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Quadrilateral, Ginchy, 15-09-16. Born and resident Farcet, enlisted Huntingdon. Farcet Memorial. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 02C.

HOLMES

Alfred Walter

Private, 29760, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23-10-16, aged 22. Born Farcet, enlisted Bedford, resident Farcet. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Holmes, Farcet, Hunts. Buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Grave I.D.11.

HOLMES

John William

Private, 25511, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12-08-16. Born Farcet Fen, enlisted Bedford, resident Farcet Fen. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panel 41.

HUGHES

J

Manchester Regiment. Believed to be: Private, 26045, John Hughes, 9th The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Thiepval 03-09-16. Formerly 26109, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 11A.

JAKINS

[John] Ernest

Northamptonshire Regiment. Private, 43135, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-10-16. Born Farcet, enlisted Peterborough, resident Farcet. Buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grave III.B.24.

JAKINS

H

Royal West Kent Regiment. Believed to be: Private, G/17627, Harry Jakings, 6th Queen’s Own, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died of wounds on the 22-10-17. Born Melton Mowbray, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Grave V.C.33.

JOHNSON

Jack Lamaon

Private, 16534, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15, aged 19. Born Farcet, enlisted Peterborough. Brother of Mr. R. J. Croft, 8, The Curve, Farcet, Hunts. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

JOHNSON

Percy George

Private, 403, 1/1st Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion (Photo). Died 13-05-15, aged 19. Born and resident Farcet, enlisted Yaxley. Son of George William Johnson and the late Esther Johnson. Buried in Farcet Cemetery, Hunts, Grave 85.

LONG

Arthur

Bedfordshire Regiment. Believed to be: Private, 3/6477, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17-11-14, aged 23. Son of George and Emma Jane Long, Doddington. Also listed Pondersbridge Memorial. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Grave I.B.08.

PALMER

W H

Cambridgeshire Regiment. Believed to be: Private, 16383, William Harry Palmer, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Lochnagar Crater 01-07-16. Born Ramsey, enlisted Whittlesey, resident Farcet Fen. Also listed Pondersbridge Memorial. Buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery, Grave III.A.05.

PARKINSON

J

Private, 59789, 3rd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died at home 25-02-19, aged 18. Born Farcet. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sharp, Great Doddington, Wellingborough. Buried in Farcet Cemetery, Hunts, Grave 103.

PEACH

Charles Frederick

Private, 19571, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Casino Point 01-07-16. Born Peterborough, enlisted Old Fletton, resident Farcet. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 02C.

PEACH

Stanley Fred

Private, G/43996, 17th Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 13-11-16. Born Yaxley, enlisted Bedford, resident Farcet. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 12D/13B.

PEACOCK

J

Northamptonshire Regiment. Believed to be: Private, 16531, Joseph Peacock, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 16-11-16. Born and enlisted Peterborough. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 11A/11D.

PETTITT

G

Army Service Corps. Possibly: Private, SS/14019, George Petitt, 18th Labour Co., Army Service Corps. Killed in action 13-08-15, aged 39. Born New Barnet, enlisted London. Connection with Farcet unclear. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 199/233/236 and 331.

RIMES

Albert Cecil

Private, 203298, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 09-12-17, aged 20. Born Farcet, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Farcet. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Rimes, Field terrace, Farcet, Hunts. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 48/50 and 162A.

RIMES

Frederick

Private, 202724, 15th Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 30-11-18. Formerly 1242, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Born Farcet, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Grave IV.H.02.

RIMES

Harold

Private, 84191, Tank Corps. Died 26-12-18, aged 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Rimes, Cross Street, Farcet. Buried in Farcet Cemetery, Hunts, Grave 90.

RIMES

John Albert

Corporal, 43449, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28-06-17, aged 22. Formerly 1246, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Born and resident Farcet, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Robert and Janet Rimes, Bridge Street, Farcet, Hunts. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 05.

ROLLINSON

Alfred

Private, G/29527, 10th Queen’s Own, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died of wounds 29-09-18. Born Farcet, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Grave III.G.15.

ROWLETT

Albert Edward

Private, 43216, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11-06-18, aged 23. Formerly 26589, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Farcet, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rowlett, 2, Cottage, Fitzwilliam Road, Cambridge. Buried in Farcet Cemetery, Hunts, Grave 87.

SANSUM

Frederick

Serjeant, 16579, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21-03-18. Born Wistow, enlisted Huntingdon. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Panels 28/29.

SAWYER

Horace Edwin

Private, 13479, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Trones Wood 14-07-16, aged 20. Born Farcet, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer, 89, Belsize Avenue, Woodston, Peterborough. Buried in Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, Grave O.85.

SLACK

John William

Private, 203282, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11-02-18. Born Stanground, Peterborough, enlisted Peterborough, resident Farcet. Buried in Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, Grave IV.E.03.

SLACK

L

Bedfordshire Regiment. Possibly: Leading Seaman, L. Slack, Anson Bn., RNVR, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. Killed in action 13-11-16. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, Grave IV.C.15.

SMITH

George

Private, 40370, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-12-17, aged 19. Born Farcet, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of George and Mary Ann Smith, Cross Street, Farcet. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 104/105.

SMITH

John Edward

Private, 27799, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 09-12-17. Born Farcet, enlisted Peterborough, resident Farcet. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ypres, Grave VI.L.03.

SMITH

Percy William

Private, 15819, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Pommiers Redoubt. 01-07-16. Born Farcet, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Grave VI.F.10.

TALBOT

R

Northamptonshire Regiment. Believed to be: Private, 16641, Robert William Talbot, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15. Born and enlisted Peterborough. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

TEE

Albert Edward

2nd Lieutenant, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30-10-17, aged 28. Son of Joseph Tee, Farcet, Hunts: husband of Christine May Hall (formerly Tee), 330, Washington Street, Woburn, Mass. USA. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 48/50 and 162A.

TILLEY

Robert

Private, 16889, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18-10-15, aged 37. Born Ramsey, enlisted Peterborough. Husband of Sophie Tilley, Red Row, Farcet, Hunts. Buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Bethune, Grave I.C.01.

WALL

G

Farcet Memorial. Royal Field Artillery. No further information at present.

WOODWARD

H

Northamptonshire Regiment. Believed to be: Private, G/39298, Harry Woodcock, 2/20th London Regiment. Died of wounds 08-11-18, aged 20. Born Farcet Fen, enlisted Northampton. Son of George and Sarah Woodcock, Guntons Road, Newborough. Also listed Newborough Memorial. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Grave S.III.DD.10.

1939-1945

CUNNINGHAM

Frederick

Engineer Officer, M.V. Bintang (Netherlands), Merchant Navy. Died 21-11-42, aged 45. Son of Frederick Charles and Eliza Cunningham; husband of Rose Cunningham, Farcet, Hunts. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, Panel 17.

ELLIOTT

Fred T

Believed to be: Gunner, 922904, Frederick Thomas Elliott, 135th (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 26-01-42. Resident 8, St. Martin’s Street, Peterborough. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, Grave 36.A.2.

GURNHILL

Christopher Peter

Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Saker, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 11-09-44, aged 19. Son of reverend Christopher James Gurnhill, B.A. and Mary Evelyn Gurnhill, Farcet Vicarage, Farcet, Hunts. Buried in Portsmouth Naval Cemetery, New Hampshire, USA, Grave 171.

INGALL

Sidney Peter

Ordinary Seaman, JX/518532, HMS Collingwood, Royal Navy. Died 22-06-43, aged 20. Son of Edward Franklin Ingall and Gladys Brenda Ingall, Farcet, Hunts. Buried in Farcet Cemetery, Hunts, Grave 162.

LENTON

Albert

Guardsman, 2623073, Albert Edward Lenton, 6th Bn. Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 10-11-43, aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lenton; husband of Doris Violet Lenton, 34, Craig Terrace, Peterborough. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Panel 03.

LENTON

Frank

Believed to be: Aircraftman 1st Class, 988052, RAF Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 08-11-44. Son of Arthur Edward and Elizabeth Lenton. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Panel 440.

LEWIS

Albert S.

Bombardier, 940892, 135th (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 04-03-44, aged 24. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Lewis, Farcet, Hunts. Buried in Chungkai, War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 9.M.3.

LEWIS

Fred

Warrant Officer Class II, CSM, 3521326, Frederick Lewis, 1st Manchester Regiment. Died 13-07-44, aged 36. Son of John and Helen Lewis; husband Evelyn Mary Lewis, Farcet, Hunts. Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan, Grave F.B.13.

RIMES

Ronald Arthur

Private, 5116952, 2nd Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 07-06-44, aged 24. Son of Frederick and Zilpha Rimes, Farcet, Hunts. Commemorated on Bayeux Memorial, Normandy, Panel 13, Column 1.

17 June 2003

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