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GREAT GRANSDEN WAR MEMORIAL

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

This memorial takes the form of a lych gate at the entrance to St Bartholomew's Church, Church Street, Great Gransden. The lych gate has a tiled roof amd stone pillars with a dedicatory tablet inset. There are tablets for both World War 1 (19 names) and World War 2 (4 names). Them memorial was unveiled in 1920.

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

CHAPLIN
George Charles
Private 1525, 17th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli 27 August 1915. Aged 31. Born Great Gransden Educated at National School, Great Gransden. Son of Rebecca Chaplin, of Great Gransden. Emigrated, aged 26, for a better life to Australia in 1914, and volunteered to fight for 'the old country'. No known grave. Commemorated on Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 58.

See Australian Circular from the Australian Roll of Honour website.

COLE
Fred
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. Plot X. Row E. Grave 16A.
COLE
Frederick George Reginald
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. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 1.
CROSS
Harold Arthur
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 and the late Kate Cross, of "Common Farm," Great Gransden, Sandy, Beds. Formerly 5668, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Westhof Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost, special memorial 3.
CROSSMAN
R D
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. Educated at Eton. Buried in Morchies Australian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 8.
DANIELS
Walter Ernest
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 on the boundary of Great Gransden (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard, Huntingdonshire.
DICKINSON
Herbert Arthur
[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. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
ELLWOOD
Frederick
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.
FORD
Ernest
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. Plot XXV. Row M. Grave 4.
HURST
Albert
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. Plot I. Row C. Grave 15.
LONG
Septimus
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. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.
MEDLOCK
Fred J
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. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.
MEDLOCK
Harry
Lance Corporal 3/8256, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Great Gransden, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
MEDLOCK
Reginald George
[G R MEDLOCK on memorial] 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. Ploy i. Row B. Grave 8.
MILTON
Charlie
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. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
MILTON
William George
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. Plot I. Row L. Grave 11.
UPCHURCH
Bertram Fairey
Private 65132, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 17th May 1917, age 19. Son of Alfred and Ann Upchurch, of Great Gransden. Buried near East corner of the Churchyard in Great Gransden (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard, Huntingdonshire.
WEBB
Aubrey [Lemuel]
Private 20077, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th March 1918, age 39. Born Great Gransden, enlisted and resident Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.
WRIGHT
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No further information currently

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

CHRISTMAS
[William] Arthur
Private 5886016, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, died 28th May 1940, age 20, Son of Frederick Herbert and Rosa Christmas, of Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row AA. Grave 6.
EASTWELL
[William] George
Lance Corporal 5886265, 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. Plot X, Row F. Grave 6.
KIDMAN
John
Possibly: Corporal 5886261, John Charles Kidman, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 24th December 1942, age 26. No known grave. Commemorated on Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia. Face 25.
SHERMAN
William
Private 5886018, 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. Plot XI. Row D. Grave 8.

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