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GODMANCHESTER WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2001

RAF/RNAS/RFC information courtesy of David Manning
RNVR information courtesy of Jack Clegg

The memorial is to be found on a small green at the Huntingdon end of the borough and takes the form of a classical cross made from Stancliffe stone mounted on a massive plinth with a three-stepped base; each of the points of the cross has been enriched with a fleur-de-lys. There are 77 names for World War 1 and 13 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled on 1st January 1921 by Major-General Pilcher and re-dedicated in 1947 when the World War 2 names were added. The architect was Mr Alfred B Yates; the monies were raised by public subscription.

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TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVER
LOVING MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
GODMANCHESTER
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

ABBOTT Sidney Herbert

2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 4th November 1918. Husband of Janet E. Abbott, of 76, Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, London. Buried in Cross Roads Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave IV. C. 14.

ARNOLD Alfred

Private, 5187, 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish). Died of wounds Sunday 30th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of William Arnold, of 15, Shakespeare Place, Huntingdon. Prisoners of War. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany. Grave IX. G. 9.

ASHLEY John Henry

Able Seaman, R/3148, Hawke Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 6th November 1917. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XIII. B. 10. Joined Hawke Bn. BEF 28/8/17 ex-290282 Pte. 2/1st Huntingdon Cyclist Bn. enl: 10/4/15 DOW in 61st CCS 6/11/17 (SW Buttock, penetrating Abdomen 4/11/17) Born 21/7/1897. Son of William & Ann Ashley, of Bridge Place, Godmanchester, Hunts.

BESTER James Henry

Private, 16590, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 30th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Leicester. Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bester, of Mavourn House, St. Ann's Rd., Godmanchester. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A

BRITTON George William

Private, 3/7611, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 16th July 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11

From Huntingdonshire Heroes of the First World War by John Bell ISBN 0 946965 21 8. Letter to Mrs. Tassell George's mother from Sergeant William A Shaw.

Number 11 Platoon,
"C" Company,
France.

23rd. July 1915.

Dear Mrs. Britton,

I very much regret to have to tell you that your son 7611 Private George Britten was killed on the night of the 16th July.

He was at the time engaged in a dangerous work in front of the enemies' lines. He was killed instantly and could not possibly have suffered any pain. He was buried behind our lines and a cross has been erected in his memory.

He will be greatly missed by all his comrades who thought a great deal of him. He was a good soldier and always did his duty without fail. He was bright and cheerful at all times and always ready to help any of his comrades.

As a soldier I cannot praise his work too much and no one can feel his loss more than I do. One great consolation is that he died a hero doing his country's work.

Although it is hard to lose such a fine soldier it is comforting to think that he was doing his duty faithfully when he met his death.

The whole of his comrades wish me to extend their deepest sympathy to you in his loss.

Believe me to be yours faithfully,

William A Shaw
Sergeant.

BROCK George William

Private, 3/6732, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 28th December 1914 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Huntingdon, resident Bedford. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery (Nord), Nord, France. Grave G.7.

BROWN Charles William

Private, S/43832, 1/14th London Regiment, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action Thursday 29th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Thomas and Catherine Brown, of 8, Alms Houses, George St., Huntingdon. Buried in HAC Cemetery, Ecoust-St-Mein, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. J. 9.

BROWN Thomas Charles

Private, 203377, 1st/5th Battalion-Territorial, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 22nd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born St. Ives, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Son of Thomas and Catherine Brown, of Bank Cottage, Market Hill, Huntingdon. Formerly 467, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A

BULLEN [Philip] Osborn

Bugler, PO/17035, H.M.S. "Bulwark.", Royal Marine Light Infantry who died on Thursday, 26th November 1914. Age 15. Son of Philip Frederick and Frances Elizabeth Bullen, of 24, Pelham Rd., Whitworth Rd., Gosport, Hants. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 6.

BUTCHER William

Gunner, 124782, Experimental Est. (Shoeburyness), Royal Field Artillery. Died at home Monday 30th April 1917. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in St Mary churchyard, Godmanchester, S.W. part, close to West boundary.

CHAMBERLAIN Frederick John

Private, 206385, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers who died on Saturday, 23rd August 1919. Age 36. Husband of Hilda Mary Clifton (formerly Chamberlain), of Old Farm Yard, West Street, Godmanchester. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave II. E. 9.

CHANDLER Ernest W

[On SDGW he is listed as Edward] Private, 43006, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1916. Born Knapwell, Cambs, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Brother of Wilfred and Frederick below. On 1901 census he was born in Knapwell (aged 3 in 1901). Formerly 560, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

CHANDLER Frederick Charles

Sergeant, 15937, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born (c. 1897) and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. On 1901 census he was born in Godmanchester (aged 4 in 1901). Brother of Ernest above and Wilfred below. Volunteered in 1914. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29

CHANDLER Wilfred Harold

{listed as William on SDGW] Private, G/24355, 1st/5th Battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Died Monday 22nd April 1918 in India. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Formerly 658, Army Veterinary Corps. Brother of Frederick and Ernest above. On the 1901 Census he was born in Knapwell (aged 1 in 1901). Buried in Buried in Bangalore (Hosur Road) Cemetery. Commemorated on Madras 1914-1918 Memorial, Chennai, India. Face 7.

CHILDS William

Private, 2709, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Thursday 1st November 1917 in the Balkans. Age 20. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of William and Jane Childs, of Earning St., Godmanchester. Buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave II. C. 14.

CLARK Sidney Charles

Private, 43008, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 565, Huntingdosnhire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

CLARK Walter

Corporal 43028, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 4th September 1916. Born Hartford, Hunts, enlsited Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Formerly 728, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Regiment. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

CLEMENTS Ernest Edward

Private, 49227, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France. Grave II. C. 7.

CLIFTON Charles John

Private, 23280, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 5th October 1916 in France and Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Ampthill, Beds. Son of Frederick and Annie Maria Clifton, of Godmanchester. Serving in 'A' Coy on 28th September, he is listed as being wounded on this day in the capture of Thiepval. Almost certainly the wound that killed him. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave V. C. 22.

CLIFTON William Frederick

Private, G/28084, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Bedford. Commemoratedon Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B

COOPER Isaac

Private, 410061, 38th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.), who died on Saturday 18th November 1916. Age 35. Born Godmanchester 2nd January 1881. Son of Isaac Cooper, of Godmanchester; husband of Ruby Estella Cooper, of Apartment 6, 235.5, Bank St., Ottawa. Labourer by trade. Served for 2 years in the 10th Battalion, Winnepeg Light Infantry. Age 34 when he enlisted 30th April 1915. Height 5ft 3¼ins, waist 35 ins, complexion fair, eyes blue, fair hair, had his appendice removed. Religion - Church of England. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Ref: RG 150, Box 1973 - 23 - see http://www.archives.ca/02/02010602_e.html

CREAMER Charles Alfred

Gunner, 26755, 1st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Sunday 1st November 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Bayswater, Surrey, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. A. 19.

CROSS W

Sergeant, 106169, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.) who died on Saturday, 23rd September 1916. Buried in St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France. Grave III. D. 5.

DIGHTON John Henry

Private, 43015, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 653, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

DIGHTON William Thomas

[Spelt DEIGHTON on CWGC] Lance Sergeant, 43059, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 27th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Formarly 1152, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, Nord, France. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 2.

EAGLE Alfred Lawrence

Corporal 39276, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 9th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born St Neots, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave S. III. X. 21.

EAGLE George Frederick

Private, 268491, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 6th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Little Paxton, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Eagle, of West St., Godmanchester. Formerly 652, Huntigndonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A

EARL Jesse Edward

Private, 43065, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 24th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Edward and Eliza Earl; husband of Mabel Earl, of Chadleigh Lane, Godmanchester. Formerly 1184, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 59.

FLINT Stephen E

Private, G/10167, 7th Battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Killed in action Thursday 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Northampton, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

FOSTER Arthur Henry

Private, 18485, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 44. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas and Tibiah Foster, of Piper's Lane, Godmanchester; husband of Eliza Foster, of 2, Bridge Place, Godmanchester. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

FOSTER Ernest Henry

Private 7278, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 26th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Grave IV. H. 16.

FOSTER James

Private, 1st Class (409560) RAF. Son of Henry & Ann Foster. Died Tuesday 10th December 1918, aged 49. Buried at St. Mary's, Godmanchester, north part of graveyard.

FOSTER Robert Glover

Able Seaman, R/3176, Nelson Battalion Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 31st December 1917. Buried in Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave V. C. 17. ex-290259 Pte. 2/1st Huntingdonshire Cyclist Bn.; Enl. TF: 14/12/14. Joined Nelson Bn. BEF 28/8/17 Son of Mrs. Zibiah Foster, of Piper's St, Godmanchester, Hunts. KIA 31/12/17 Born 7/9/1879.

FOSTER William Stanley

Private G28087, 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died at home Wednesday 29th May 1918. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Bedford. Buried in St Mary churchyard, Godmanchester, S.W. part, close to West boundary.

FOWLER George Arthur

Private, G20103, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 15th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. C. 18.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 3, Page 106, Private George Arthur Fowler, number 20103, 1st battalion (57th Foot) Duke of Cambridge's Own, Middlesex Regiment.

Son of the late John Fowler by his wife, daughter of Samuel Chamberlain of Gravely Co, Cambridge. Born Godmanchester Co Huntingdon 10-10-1887, educated council school there. Employed in the goods yard at Godmanchester station. Enlisted 19-4-16 , served with expeditionary force in France from 21-7-16 and died at Messines 14-10-16 from wounds received in action. Buried in River Douve cemetery Messines.

His platoon officer wrote " he was a very good soldier and deservedly popular with the remainder of his platoon ". He married at Huntingdon 28-11-15 to Susan Hannah (42 St Germain st, Huntingdon) daughter of Jabez Alban and had a son Jack Arthur Frank , born 7-6-16.

GIBBINS Ellis James

[Spelt GIBBONS on CWGC] Lance Sergeant, 152423, 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt.). Died on Thursday, 8th August 1918. Aged 30. Son of George and Mary (nee Edwards). Brother of William (below) and John William Gibbins of Godmanchester . Born 23rd March 1888 at Godmanchester. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 23rd July 1915 at Brandon, Ontario, canada. Height 5 feet 4 inches, girth 39 inches. Complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black; relgion Church of England. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3490 - 10

GIBBINS William Henry

[Listed as a Private on memorial also listed as William Harry GIBBINS] Corporal, 639413, 38th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Killed in action at Passchendaele 30th October 1917. Age 27. Born 20th February 1890 in Godmanchester (in London according to NA Canada). Son of George and Mary (nee Edwards). Husband of Emma Jane Gibbins. Brother of Ellis (above) John William Gibbins of Godmanchester. Farmer by trade. Passed fit 20th December and enlisted 21st December 1915 at Brockville, Ontario, Canada. Height 5 feet 3¼ inches, girth 36 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black; religion Church of England. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 10 - 18 - 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3492 - 22

GREEN Alfred

Private, 18721, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 20th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Bedford, resident Huntingdon. Brother of Thomas Green, of Pipers Lane, Godmanchester. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A

GREEN James Thomas Wollastone

Private 75, 28th Battalion, Australian Infantry (AIF). Killed in action Pozieres 29th July 1916, aged 21. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Perth, Western Australia. Son of George and Flora Millicent Green, 44, Grove Street, Fletton, Peterborough. Commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme.

GREEN James

Private, 6044, 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died Wednesday 30th December 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of the late Jack and Sarah Green; husband of Harriet Green, of 63, Ermine St., Huntingdon. Prisoner of war. Buried Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Grave III. D. 3.

GREEN William

Private 3/6425, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed Friday 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Godmanchester, resident and enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, Nord, France. Grave IV. B. 9.

GREEN William

Lance Corporal, A/200227, 11th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed Friday 22nd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 5978, North Staffordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 61 to 64.

HERBERT Alan V

[Forename spelt Allan on CWGC] Lance Corporal 103504, 10th Battalion, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Forresters). Died of wounds Saturday 17th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of George and Maria Herbert, of Godmanchester. Formerly 2547, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave V. N. I0A.

HULL Arthur

Private, 8363, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 26th August 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon, resident St. Ives. Husband of Sarah Mulley (formerly Hull), of High St., Hemingford Grey, St. Ives, Hunts. Commemorated on a special memorial in Troisville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

HULL Walter

Rifleman (Sergeant), 678262 21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 2nd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Son of the late John and Mary Hull, of Godmanchester; husband of Amy B. Hull, of Corpus Christi House, Godmanchester Formerly 225501, 1st London Regiment posted to 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave I. O. 6.

HUNNYBUNN, MC Gerald Norman

[Spelt HUNNYBUN on SDGW and CWGC] Major, 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Mentioned in Despatches. Youngest son of Gerald and Leta Hunnybun, of Old Court Hall Godmanchester. Buried in Pommereuil British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave E.8.

KEY [Percy] Albert

Private, 23524, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 14th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Edmonton, Middlesex, resident Huntingdon, enlisted Ampthill, Beds. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Grave X. C. 20.

MALES Charles

Corporal, 43072, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 4th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Brixton, Surrey, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Son of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Males, of Godmanchester. Formerly 1198, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave XXIII. F. 9.

MARKHAM Oliver Saunders

Lance Corporal, 2208, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 11th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of William Henry and Hannah Elizabeth Markham, of Letwell House, Godmanchester. Buried in Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave II. V. I.

MEEKS Bertie William

Sergeant, 3/7659, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 15th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Chatteris, Cambs, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Son of John William and Alice Meeks, of 14, Adelaide Terrace, Godmanchester. This man was originally in the 3rd Battalion (this is what the 3 denotes in his service number). When the 7th Beds were formed, the raw recruits were bolstered by regulars from the 3rd Battalion, this man was probably one of them. Buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium. Grave XLVIII. E. 4.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2 part 4 page 133, Sergeant Bertie William Meeks, number 7659, 7th (service) battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.

Son of John William Meeks of 4 Adelaide Terrace , Godmanchester, Was a Railway carman, by his wife Alice, daughter of Joseph Murray. Born Chatteris 21-10-1897. Educated council school Huntingdon and became a tailors dresser. Enlisted Bedfordshire Regiment 18-8-14 served with expeditionary force in France and Flanders from 3-10-15 and was killed in action in Houlthurst Forest 15-11-17, buried in Houlthurst Forest.

Second Lieutenant Gordon Craig wrote " He was a very nice NCO and was held in high esteem by both officers and men. He will be sadly missed and will always be remembered for his cheerfullness and for the fine example he set to his men".

MILES W J

Gunner RGA probably W J MILES, Gunner, 40066, "A" Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch) who died on Monday, 13th November 1916. Buried in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Grave II. B. 9.

MOORE James

Private, T.F. 204098, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford, resident Godmanchester. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

NEWELL Sidney George

Private, 307273, 17th Battalion, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Forresters). Died Thursday Thursday 17th January 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Enlisted Bedford, resident Godmanchester. Son of Rosetta and the late George Newell, of Pipers Lane, Godmanchester. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. I. 151.

NEWMAN C

[Hunts Cyclist Battalion]
either
Charles Newman, Private 295264, 4th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 12th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Ely, Cambs, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester
or
C Newman, Private, 9956, 17th Bn., Army Cyclist Corps who died on Thursday, 5th September 1918. Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. F. 25.

PAGE George Leonard

Private, 16003, "B" Company,1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 24th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Sawtry, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Son of George Robert and Annie Page, of Weston House, Cambridge Road, Godmanchester, Hunts. Enlisted September, 1914. Also served in Italy. Buried Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave I. C. 23.

PARKER Arthur William

Private, 235244, 1st/5th Battalion-Territorial, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 15th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Harry and Rose Parker, of Godmanchester. Formerly 660, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion, 43028 Bedfordshire Regiment and 268173 Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in Magnaboschi British Cemetery, Italy. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 10.

PAYNE [A] Henry

Private [L/Cpl] 22765, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Wistow, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Buried in Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave I. A. 27.

PENDRED Charles William

Private, 15978, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 27th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Alconbury, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Southoe. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.

RICHARDS A S

Private, 9287, 3rd Regt., South African Infantry who died on Wednesday, 18th October 1916. Age 37. Husband of Maria Margaretha Richards, of 69, Mine View, Premier Mine, Transvaal. Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. E. 23.

ROLFE Frederick William

Private, 5249, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales' Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Killed in action Tuesday 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 40. Born Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, resident and enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 30967, Bedfordshire Regiment. Husband of Annie Rolfe, of 8, Grove Terrace, Godmanchester. Native of Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried in Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave B. 25.

SEAMAN Alfred Stephen

Private, 18627, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Godmanchester, resident and enlisted Huntingdon. Son of George and Elizabeth Jane Seaman, of Cambridge St., Godmanchester. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

SMITH Horace Henry

Corporal 39264, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 29th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Eaton Socon, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Formerly 1218, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

SNEESBY William

Private 43021, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 25th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 673, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme,Somme, France. Grave II. D. 36.

SOANES George Thomas

Private, 4805, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 25th January 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Mrs. Clifton, of Pinfold Lane, Godmanchester. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 65 to 67.

SQUIRES Sidney Charles

Private, L/13388, 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 10th February 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex. Buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. O. 50.

STRANGWARD Sidney George

[Spelt STRANGEWARD on SDGW] Private, 27465, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Enlisted Southampton, resident Huntingdon. Son of the late William and Emily Strangward. Formerly 576, Army Cyclist Corps. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D

STANYON Fred[erick] Charles

Private, 18412, 1st Battalion, Yorks & Lancs Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 30th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born Huntingdon, enlisted Pontefract, resident Leeds. Brother of Mr. H. Stanyon, of 63, Baker St., Burley Rd., Leeds. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 105 and 106

THOMPSON [G] Vincent

Private, 267517, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckingshamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 8th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39

UNDERWOOD George

Private, 267526, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckingshamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Thursday 16th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Joseph Underwood, of Diddington, Buckden; husband of Margaret Johnson (formerly Underwood), of 46, St. Germain St., Huntingdon. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98

WAGSTAFF Thomas William

Private, 3027, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died Thursday 29th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. F. 7.

WALKER Frank Edward

Corporal, 43004, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 5th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Gloucester, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Formerly 545, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave II. J. 4.

WARD William George

Private, 3026, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Mr. G. and Mrs. J. Ward, of East Chadley Lane, Godmanchester. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34

WELLS H M

Private, 887337, 5th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regt.) who died on Wednesday, 15th August 1917. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave III. M. 15.

WELLS Horace V

Private, 3025, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 2nd March 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. B. 11.

WHITNEY Laurie Stonecliffe

Company Quartermaster Serjeant, 290018, 1st/1st Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion, Army cyclist Corps. Died at home Wednesday 11th July 1917. Age 24. Born Bury, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Son of Charles Whitney, of 4, Station Rd., Chatteris; husband of Mary Elizabeth Whitney, of 107, Argyle Rd., Ealing, Middx. Buried in Cahtteris Cemetery, Chatteris. Grave B. 181.

WRIGHT Alfred William

Private, 8215, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 20th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Godmanchester, enlisted Huntingdon. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

WRIGHT H

Able Seaman, Royal Navy Division. No further information currently

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COUSINS Thelma

Private, W/139520, Aux. Territorial Service attached 547 Battery, 180 (M) H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Sunday, 7th February 1943. Age 18. Daughter of Arthur Henry and Elizabeth Cousins, of Godmanchester. Buried in Godmanchester St Mary churchyard.

COOK N [L or C?]

No further information currently.

FELCE Charles Godfrey

Private, 14288362, 3 Vehicle Park Coy., Royal Army Ordnance Corps who died on Thursday, 16th September 1943. Age 36. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Goode Felce; husband of Elsie Annie Irene Felce, of Godmanchester. Buried in Hemingford Grey Cemetery. Sec. 1. Grave 58-78.

HILSDEN Derrick Abbott

Private, 5885222, 2nd Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 23rd May 1940. Age 20. Son of Cyril Bernard and Lucy Elizabeth Hilsden, of Godmanchester. Buried in Maroeuil Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 27

HALL [G or C] W

No further information currently.

JONES Albert Ernest

[LKisted as Ernest Albert JONES on CWGC] Private 5959446, Pioneer Corps. Died 8th February 1944. Aged 37. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Jones of Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire; husband of Eva May Jones, of Godmanchester. Buried in Anzio War Cemetery, Italy. Plot II. Row E. Grave 2.

MERRY Robert Victor

Private, 5777124, 2nd Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment who died on Friday, 9th June 1944. Age 27. Buried in Kohima War Cemetery, India. Grave 2. C. 11.

PRONGER Sidney Aubrey

Private, 14756579, 1st Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry who died on Friday, 13th April 1945. Age 18. Son of Sidney Herbert and Mildred Pronger, of Godmanchester. Buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 2. D. 10.

PARKER Charles Dennis

Private, 5884541, 5th Bn., Suffolk Regiment who died on Tuesday, 29th June 1943. Age 24. Son of C. Parker, and of Elizabeth Parker, of Godmanchester. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Column 56.

REED Roland Jack

Driver, T/5875658, Royal Army Service Corps who died on Tuesday, 22nd September 1942. Age 41. Son of John Mansfield Reed and Mary Reed; husband of Evelyn Alice Reed, of Godmanchester. Buried in Tel-el-Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave 1. G. 10.

SANDERS Francis Ephrain

Private, 5884880, 5th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Saturday, 25th May 1940. Age 19. Son of Thomas Ephrain and Rosina Sanders, of Godmanchester. Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 39.

TATTERSALL Denis

Stoker 1st Class, P/KX 165046, H.M.S. Magic, Royal Navy who died on Thursday, 6th July 1944. Age 19. Son of William Herbert Tattersall and Grace Edith Tattersall, of Godmanchester. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 86, Column 2.

TOSELAND William

Able Seaman, C/JX 187108, H.M.S. Harvester, Royal Navy who died on Thursday, 11th March 1943. Age 24. Son of Frank and Hilda Toseland; husband of Rose Marjorie Edna Toseland, of Godmanchester. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Reference 70, 1.

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