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Hemingford Grey Roll of Honour WW1 and War Memorial

Compiled & Copyright © Steven Favell 2001

The first section is a roll of honour to all the men who served and the second is Brass plaque inside St James's Church, Hemingford Grey to the men who died in World War 1 & 2.

Roll of Honour

For King and Country

War August 4th 1914

Peace signed June 28th 1919

Hemingford Grey

Photographs copyright © Steven Favell

These are the men who served, a further brass plaque details those men who died, 16 in total. Those of the sixteen who are identified on the brass plaque are marked with a link.

Avory, George

Golding, Wilfred

Reed, Benjamin

Avory, James Wm

Golding, Arthur

Rook, Henry

Avory, Sidney

Groom, Arthur

Rook, William

Bavister, J. Oliver

Harrison, Ronald

Sadler, Dendy H

Benton, Ernest

Harrison, Fred

Sadler, W Hammond

Blackwell, Joseph

Hayward, Stewart

See, William C

Briars, William

Hookham, Tom

Sharp, George

Briars, Harry

Hookham, William

Smith, James H

Briars, Caleb

Hookham, Richard J

Standen, Frank

Briars, George

Hookham, Joseph

Standen, Cyril

Briars, Jesse

Hookham, Robert W

Stocker, Wilfred

Briars, John H

Hookham, Isaac

Stocker, Joseph

Briars, Robert

Hookham, Albert

Stocker, Charles

Carter, Arthur

Hopkins, Arthur W

Stocker, Arthur

Clifton, James

Hull, Arthur

Sutton, Fred

Coulson, Sidney E

Jakins, George

Thain, Walter F

Dear, William

Jeffs, George

Topliff, John

Denton, Joseph E

Kisby, Arthur J

Topham, Fred

Doo, Tom

Kisby, George

Titchmarsh, Sidney

Doo, Fred

Knights, Jack

Walker, Herbert F

Everitt, Ernest

Levitt, Frank W

Wallis, Henry

Favell, Isaac

Levitt, Reggie

Warrington, John

Favell, Fred

Levitt, Sidney

Watt, Alexander F

Favell, George

Lincoln, James W

Williams, George

Favell, Harry

Macquire, Stephen

Wilson, Fred W

Favell, Oliver

Macquire, William

Winter, W Eric

Freary, Edward W

Maile, William

Woods, Evelyn

Fordham, William J

Matthews, Cecil

Woods, Herbert J

Fordham, George

Matthews, Reginald

Woods, Frank P

Geeson, Percy

Mulley, John V

Woods, Arthur

Geeson, Harry

Norton, Charles W

Woods, Ewart

Geeson, Cyril

Norton, Henry


Geeson, George

Oliver, Frank


Giddins, Ernest J

Page, Charles

Knights, D

Giddins, Jack

Potto, Thomas K

Sadler, B

Girling, Fred

Potto, Carter

Thompson, E

Girling, Arthur

Pratchett, William

Whiteway, C P

Golding, Alfred

Rathmell, William

Woods, A

Brass Plaque to the Men Who Died


James William

[Listed as AVERY] Driver 218463, aged 28, 175th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 29th February 1920. Son of George & Sarah Jane Avery of 9,Victoria Terrace, Hemmingford Grey, Hunts. Buried in Hemmingford Grey Cemetery.


Sidney James

Born St Ives, Hunts. Enlisted Huntingdon. KIA 6/11/1918. Private G/39206. 2/20th London Regiment. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Posted to 2nd/20th Bn., London Regiment. Obies Military Cemetery, Nord, France. In South corner.



Rifleman R/16421. Born St Ives, Hunts. Enlisted Holborn. Resident Wolverton, Bucks. KIA 18/4/1918. 17th Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Aged 29. Son of Mr and Mrs Briars of Hemingford Grey. Husband of Constance Gabell (formerly Briars). of 25 Church St, Wolverton, Bucks. Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A to 163A.


Frederick John

Born Gidden, Hunts. Enlisted Walthamstow. Resident St Ives, Hunts. Driver T4/212011. Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home 11/11/1916. 668th Company. Hemingford Grey Cemetery. North West part.



Private 14100. Born St Ives, Hunts. Enlisted Cambridge. KIA 10/5/1917. 2nd Bn, Suffolk Regiment. Son of William and Sarah Jane Favell of Hemingford Grey. Aged 19. Arras Memorial. Bay 4.

Report from the Hunts Post:


PTE GEORGE FAVELL, son of Mrs. Wm. Favell, of Hemingford Grey, has met a soldier's death on the field of war. He joined the Suffolks at the start of hostilities when he was only 16½ years of age. He was invalided home about a year ago with shell shock and loss of speech from which he recovered in three or four months, and was again sent out. The sad news came on Saturday last from the War Office that he was killed on the 10th May. The sympathy of everyone who knew him is with his mother (a widow) and family. A memorial service was held on Tuesday evening the Church being nearly full. Afterwards a dumb peal was rung by ringers from both villages.

[Hunts Post, 1st June, 1917]



Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion, Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders. 52nd. Lowland Division. E.E.F. Killed in action at the Third Battle of Gaza 10/11/17, aged 23. Son of John & Elizabeth Harrison of Hemingford Grey. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.



Private 6703. Born Hemingford, Hunts. Enlisted Peterborough. Resident Hemingford. KIA 16/11/1914. 1st Bn Bedfordshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 31 and 33.



Private 8363. Born Godmanchester. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident St Ives. KIA 26/8/1914. 1st Bn Bedfordshire Regiment. Aged 28. Husband of Sarah Mulley (formerly Hull) of High St, Hemingford Grey. Troisville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Sp. Mem.



Private 12608. Born Hemingford. Enlisted Cambridge. DOW 20/12/1915. 9th Bn, Suffolk Regiment. Aged 21. Son of Joseph and Julia Jakins of Millers Cottage, Hemingford Grey. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium. 11.B.8A.


John 'Jack'

Private 183671, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. 3rd Canadian Division. Killed in action 10/6/17, aged 34. Son of Thomas & Georgianna Knights of Hemingford Grey, Hunts. Buried in Nouex-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery.


John Victor

A/Cpl 22158. Born Ipswich. Enlisted Huntingdon. KIA 16/9/1916. 9th Bn, Suffolk Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1C and 2A.


Frank Leslie Stokes

Private 51348. Born Blackmoor, Essex, Enlisted Huntingdon. DOW 2/11/1918. 2nd Bn, Manchester Regiment. Formerly 3/33809, East Surrey Regiment. Aged 27. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Stokes Oliver. Husband of H E Jolly (formerly Oliver) of 32 Victoria Terrace, Hemingford Grey. Hemingford Grey Cemetery. South West part.


[Robert] William

Born Sheffield. Enlisted London. Resident St Ives, Hunts. Sgt 23105. DOW 30/9/1918. Royal Garrison Artillery. Aged 35. Son of Robert and Henrietta Sophia Pratchett of Meadow Cottage, Hemingford Grey, Hunts. Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. V.F.6.


[Harry] Arthur

Private 19649, 1st. Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment 32nd. Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 14/7/17, aged 19. Born in Hemingford Grey and enlisted in Huntingdon. Son of Harry & Matilda Stocker of Hemingford Grey. Formerly with the Bedfords. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium.


Herbert Frederick

Private 40000. Born Houghton, Hunts. Enlisted Godmanchester. Resident Houghton Hill, Hunts. DOW 1/12/1918. Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Formerly 1171 1/1st Beds Yeomanry. 9th M.G. Sgdn, 1st Cavalry Division. Etaples Military Cemetery. L1.E.17.



Born Sawtry. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Hemingford Grey. Private 4/7330. KIA 31/10/1915. 1st Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment. Aged 22. Son of Samuel and Lucy Maria Warrington of Court Estate, Rushden, Northants. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panels 31 and 33.

To the memory of


Patrick Desmond George

2nd Lt, EC/3763, 3rd Bn, 17th Dogra Regt. Died 15-2-42, age 20. Son of William Henry and Phoebe Constance Frazer, of Dovercourt Bay, Essex. KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore


William Ian

L/Sgt, 2880299, 1st Bn The London Scottish, Gordon Highlanders. Died 11-1-44, age 23. Son of William Norman and Dorothy Maud Hamilton. MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy.


Frederick Mervyn

Driver, 1876442, 17 Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died 1-6-40, age 20. Son of Charlotte A. Clifton, of Hemingford-Grey, Huntingdonshire. DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France.

who gave their lives in the World War AD 1939 - 45.

Last updated 25 January, 2009

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