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HOLME WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial stands in front of St Giles church, having been moved in November 2012, and takes the form of a rough hewn granite rock with a marble insert with the names inscribed on it. It was unveiled in 1920 from monies raised by public subscription. There are three names listed for World War 2 who gave their lives, eighteen for World War 1 that gave their lives and a further fifty eight who served in World War 1.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Barker 2013

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTIONS
COLLECTED IN THIS PARISH TO HONOUR THOSE
WHO FOUGHT IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
THE FOLLOWING MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE:

SELBY Millin John
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 7th July 1916. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D
BINGHAM John William
Lance Sergeant 10/910, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Thursday 29th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Nottingham. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 and 11
HIBBERT William James
Corporal 15454, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 18th August 1916 in France & Falnders. Age 20. Born Sawtry, enlisted Royston, Hertfordshire, resident Holme. Son of Harriet Elizabeth Burdett, of Holme, Hunts. Buried in AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave II. G. 5.
BAKER Robert George
Private 12218, attached 41st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Age 18. Died Saturday 22nd July 1916 in Mesopotamia. Son of William James and Emma Baker, of The Gardens, Holme, Peterborough. Born at Ormesby, Great Yarmouth. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave IX. D. 6.
BURROWS B
Private, South Lancashire Regiment. Not listed on either SDGW or CWGC.
BURTON C
Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. Not listed on either SDGW or CWGC.
COLBERT George Henry
Private 27715, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 12th April 1918. Born Sawtry, enlisted Bedford, resident Conington. Buried in AVELUY WOOD CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Grave III. G. 3.
COOK George William
Private 17029, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 10th August 1917 in France & Falnders. Age 36. Born Fenstanton, enlisted Peterborough. Son of George Cook, of Houghton, Huntingdon. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45
CROW James Henry
Private 50691, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 2nd September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Holme, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 31235, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL,Pas de Calais, France. Panel 16
CULLIP George William
[Listed as Private, Northamptonshire Regiment on memorial] Private 65840 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers attached 184th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918 in France & Falnders. Born Sawtry, enlisted Ramsey St. Mary's, resident Peterborough. Formerly 29888, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXIV. A. 26A.
HADMAN Ernest
Private 43112, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 17th February 1917. Age 20. Born Waresley, enlisted Peterborough. Son of John Hadman, of Denton Lodge, Stilton, Peterborough. Formerly 26588, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D
HARRIS William
Private 39342, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 21st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Ramsey St Mary's. Husband of S. Harris, of The Grange Farm, Thorney, Cambs. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAUNord, France. Grave VIII. B. 3.
RICHARDSON Ernest
Acting Bombardier 94381, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21st September 1917. Born Peterborough, enlisted Bedford. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERYIeper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. C. 22.
ROBINSON John Robert
Private 14811, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 27th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Holme, enlisted Peterborough. Grandson of Mrs. Emma Robinson, of 18, Church St., Holme, Peterborough. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93
SHARP[E] Herbert
[Spelt SHARPE on CWGC and SDGW] Private 5593, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds Monday 2nd November 1914 in France & Flanders. Born King's Cliff, Northamptonshire, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VI. A. 48.
SYMONDS G
Private, Army Service Corps possibly George SYMONDS, Corporal, T4/092552, 1000th H.T. Company, Army Service Corps. Died Tuesday 8 October 1918 in Egypt. Born and resident Spalding, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Grave A. 1.
QUINCEY Jim
Private 33075, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 2nd October 1917 in France & Falnders. Age 25. Born Woodstone, Leicestershire, enlisted Sandy, Bedfordshire. Son of James and Emma Quincey, of Holme, near Peterborough, Hunts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXV. E. 19.
WILLIS F
Private, Middlesex Regiment probably Frank WILLIS Private 82858 posted to 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Wednesday 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Stilton, enlisted Bedford, resident Ramsey. Son of G. and Jane Willis, of Lotting Fen, Ramsey, Hunts. Formerly 30096, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21

THE FOLLOWING ALSO SERVED

[This list was originally by Service/Regiment but has been alphabetcially ordered]

AYRES W Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
BAILEY W E T Private, Machine Gun Corps
BASS E A Private, Northamptonshire Regiment
BASS J Private, Royal West Surrey Regiment
BAMBRIDGE W P Private, Bedfordshire Regiment (late addition)
BATEMAN F Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
BATEMAN T Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
BEEBY V R Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
BONFIELD R H Quarter Master Sergeant, Northamptonshire Regiment
BROWN J A Sergeant, Machine Gun Corps
BUCKINGHAM C W Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
BUCKINGHAM J F Private, Hussars
BUTLER W Sapper, Royal Engineers
CHAMBERS M Sergeant, Royal Engineers
CHAPMAN, G.M. J A Mechanic, Royal Motor Boat Patrol
COLBERT T Sapper, Royal Engineers
COLE G H Corporal, Bedfordshire Regiment
CURTIS G Driver, Royal Field Artillery
DAVIS S Driver, Royal Army Service Corps
DUDLEY A J 1st A.M., Royal Air Force
EMMINGTON H Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
EMMINGTON W Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
FLANDERS J W Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers
GEORGE J Sapper, Royal Engineers
GRANTHAM F H 2nd A.C., Royal Naval Air Service
HASSALL J E G Lieutenant, Royal Air Force
HOWELL A Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
HUGHES P Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
JAMES A W 2nd A.M., Royal Air Force
JOLLEY A Private, Northamptonshire Regiment
JOLLEY W Private, Royal West Kent Regiment
JOLLEY W J Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers
KEIGHTLEY G Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery
KNIGHT H Corporal, Bedfordshire Regiment
LAWS, MC with Bar J Captain, London Regiment
LETALL A Private, Royal Army Service Corps
LILLEY A Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
LOUGH S E 2nd A.C., Royal Air Force
MAIDMENT J Private, Royal West Surrey Regiment
MARSH G Private, Northamptonshire Regiment
MILLS G Wireless Telgt., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
MILLS J Wireless Telgt., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
MOYSER P Private, Machine Gun Corps
MUNTON J W Sapper, Royal Engineers
OLDFIELD T Sergeant Major, Cambridgeshire Regiment
OSBORN F W Private, Machine Gun Corps
OSBORN F W Private, Northamptonshire Regiment
PHILLIPS A Private, Hertforshire Regiment
PILLANS W Private, Hertfordshire Yeomanry
PROUD C Corporal, Royal Field Artillery
ROBINSON A R Private, Royal West Surrey Regiment
ROBINSON G W Private, Royal West Surrey Regiment
ROBINSON J Sapper, Royal Engineers
ROBINSON S H Private, King's Royal Rifles
ROGERS W Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps
SAMS C A Private, Royal Fusiliers
SETCHFIELD W T Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
SHORT J Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
SINCLAIR A Private, Machine Gun Corps
SINCLAIR H Private, Machine Gun Corps
SINCLAIR R H Private, Northamptonshire Regiment
SMITH, DCM A Sergeant, Royal Engineers
SOWTER R K Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery
STRATTON P Sapper, Royal Engineers
WADE H Private, Hertfordshire Regiment
WARD E Driver, Royal Field Artillery
WHEELER N Sapper, Royal Engineers
WOOLLEY R J Private, King's Royal Rifles
WOOLLEY R W Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
WYLES B B Sapper, Royal Engineers

1939-1945

ADAMS Eric Frederick
Marine PO/X107560, H.M.S. Nelson., Royal Marines. Died Friday 1 February 1946 . Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Adams, of Ramsey; husband of C. Adams, of Ramsey. South of Church Tower. Buried in RAMSEY ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, Huntingdonshire.
FEAST John William
Gunner 1055916, 33 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 1st June 1940. Age 36. Son of Edward and Carrie Feast; husband of Lilian May Feast, of Ramsey. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 12.
SMITH Gerald Dean
Gunner 922755, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Friday 13 February 1942. Age 32. Son of G. D. and Lena Smith; husband of A.M. Smith, of Holme. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.

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