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GREAT GRANSDEN - Roll of Honour

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

1920 This Lych gate was erected in memory of
the men of this Parish who fell in the Great War of 1914 1919

G C CHAPLIN

Emigrated for a better life to Australia in 1914, and after a few weeks volunteered to fight for 'the old country'. He was killed in Gallipoli.

Fred COLE

Private 10723, 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 18th September 1916 in France & Flanders, age 22. Born Great Gransden, enlisted Tetworth Hall, Beds. Son of John and Alice Cole, of New Row, Great Gransden, Sandy, Beds. Formerly 25441, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Etaples military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Frederick George Reginald COLE

Lance Corporal 14545, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Great Gransden, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Grave VIII. B. I.

Harold Arthur CROSS

2nd Corporal 129436, No. 2 Special Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 10th April 1918, age 21. Born and resident Great Gransden, enlisted in the field (he just turned up). Son of Arthur John Cross, of "Common Farm," Great Gransden, Sandy, Beds. Formerly 5668, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Westhof Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

R D CROSSMAN

Possibly: Lieutenant, Acting Captain, Richard Douglas Crossman, M.C., 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 27th September 1918, age 22. Son of Douglas and Eleanor Crossman, of Cokenach, Royston, Herts. Buried in Morchies Australian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Walter Ernest DANIELS

Lance Corporal 30248, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21st October 1918, age 20. Born Chelsea, London, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Great Gransden. Formerly 798, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Great Gransden (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard, Huntingdonshire.

Herbert Arthur DICKINSON

[Dickenson in CWGC & SDGW] Lance Corporal 33032, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918, age 34. Enlisted Bedford, resident Sandy. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dickenson, of Great Gransden, Hunts. Formerly 6170, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Frederick ELLWOOD

Private 28015, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd October 1918, age 38. Born and resident Great Gransden, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Mrs. D. Ellwood, of Great Gransden, Sandy, Beds. Buried in Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France.

Ernest FORD

Private 30166, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Great Gransden, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 795, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave XXV. M. 4.

Albert HURST

Private 28344, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1915 or 1917 (CWGC says 1915 & SDGW says 1917) in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born Great Gransden, enlisted Tetworth Hall, Beds. Buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 15.

Septimus LONG

Sergeant 6555, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Paddington, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Great Gransden. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.

Fred J MEDLOCK

Private 25062, 8th Battalion, Sufolk Regiment. Killed in action 31st October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Great Gransden, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George Medlock, of Wrestlingworth, Beds, and the late Eliza Medlock. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

Reginald George [G R] MEDLOCK

[RG on CWGC and SDGW] Private G/78451, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 28th September 1918, age 19. Born and resident Great Gransden, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Mrs. E. Medlock, of Great Gransden, Sandy, Beds. Formerly TR/10/893396, Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in Flesqieres Hill British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Harry MEDLOCK

Lance Corporal 3/8256, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Great Gransden, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

Charlie MILTON

Private 30165, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Great Gransden, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 792, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commeorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

William George MILTON

Private 16884, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th March 1916, age 23. Born, resident and enlisted Great Gransden. Son of David and Edith Milton, of Mill House, Great Gransden, Sandy, Beds. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Bertram Fairey UPCHURCH

Pte. 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, died 17th May 1917, age 19. Son of Alfred and Ann Upchurch, of Great Gransden. Buried in Great Gransden (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard, Huntingdonshire.

Aubrey [Lemuel] WEBB

Private 20077, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th March 1918, age 39. Born Great Gransden, enlisted and residdent Bedford. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

F WRIGHT

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1948 This stone was laid in memory of the
men of this Parish who fell in the World War 1939 1945

[William] Arthur CHRISTMAS

Pte. 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, died 28the May 1940, age 20, Son of Frederick Herbert and Rosa Christmas, of Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

[William] George EASTWELL

Lance Corporal, 4th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C., died 25th June 1944, age 24. Son of William and Rosina A. Eastwell, of Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.

John KIDMAN

Possibly: Corporal, John Charles Kidman, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 24th December 1942, age 26. Commemorated on Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.

William SHERMAN

Private, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 16th May 1944, age 28. Son of Sidney and Agatha Sherman, of Great Gransden, Bedfordshire; husband of Alice May (Maisie) Sherman, of Great Gransden. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

26 November 2001

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