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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme & Ernie Rusdale

The Memorial takes the form of a stone plaque inside St Michael's church, Great Gidding. In addition there are two full lists of all who served. The Great War list includes 36 names, including four which are included on the Memorial (Babbage, Clamp, Glover H and Yeomans). The WW2 list shows 37 names of whom 2 feature on the Memorial.

Photograph Copyright © Phil Curme 2000

"In glorious memory of those who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-1918".


Geroge Christopher

Pte 474363. 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Killed in action on Wednesday, 25th October 1916. Aged 32. Born Workingham, Berks, 06th November 1883. Son of William Babbage and the late Mrs Babbage of Great Gidding, Peterborough, Cambs. Husband of Joan Duncan Renton Babbage, of 39, Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, Scotland and 88, Great Portland Street, London. Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.


Laurence Pearson

[Also spelt Lawrence] Corporal 204077, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 23rd or 224th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, enlisted New Cross, Kent, resident Blackheath, London, S.E. Son of William and Alice Clamp, of Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk; husband of Beatrice Alice Clamp, of 72, High St., Ramsgate. Formerly 1187, London Regiment. Appears in "The National Union of Teachers War Record" published by Hamilton House in 1920 - page 66 - states "Peterborough Association NUT, Clamp, Laurence Pearson, Corporal, R.W. Kent Regiment, Teacher at Great Gidding School". Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Grave II. B. 8. 


John Francis

Corporal, 43005, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Falfemont Farm 03rd September 1916, aged 21. Born and resident Steeple Gidding, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Mark and Ann Evans. Formerly 0554, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme France. Panel 2 C.



Gunner 50355, 49th Battery, 40th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Monday, 14th September, 1914. Aged 25. Son of John and Mary Ann Glover, of Great Gidding, Peterborough, Cambs. Member of the Lincolnshire Constabulary. Commemorated on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.


Isaac William

Private, 25237, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1916. Aged 19. Born Great Gidding, enlisted Bedford, resident Little Gidding. Son of Walter and Martha Glover, Hemington, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 2 C.



Private, 202391, 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 06th Aprilt 1918. Aged 27. Born Steeple Gidding, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of John and Susan Reid, Hemington, Northants. Formerly 25945, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial. Panels 36/37.



Private 43292, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Fontaine Trench, Croisilles, on the 03rd May 1917. Aged 24. Formerly 25862, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born and enlisted Great Gidding. Son of Mrs M. Yeomans. Commemorated on Arras Memorial. Bay 7.

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Leslie [Charles]

Pte. 5th Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., d 20/5/1940, age 23, buried: HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Son of Mrs. M. A. Redhead, of Great Gidding, Huntingdonshire.


Henry John Hamley

Pilot Officer, 6 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 21/10/1943, age 21, buried: FAYID WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Son of the Revd. James William Percy Jones, M.A., and Judith Efa Jones, of Great Gidding Vicarage, Huntingdonshire. Exhibitioner of Jesus College, Cambridge.

"The memorial was refurbished to commemorate the 50th anniversary of VE day. Rededicated 12/11/95".

14 March 2004

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