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LITTLE STUKELEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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The memorial stands in the parish churchyard in Church Street, Little Stukeley. It is a plain cross of Weldon limestone on an octagonal plinth with carved corner panels and a moulded base. It is surrounded by a gravelled area and a chain fence with stone uprights. One side of the memorial faces the lane, and this side has a wreath positioned as the circle on a Celtic cross. There are eight names for World War 1 and one for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled by George Charles Montagu, 9th Earl of Sandwich, in 1920. The Montagu’s family seat of Hinchingbrooke was in Huntingdon, just to the south of Little Stukeley (now Hinchingbrooke School) and the Montagu family had intermittently provided Lords Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire since the seventeeth century.
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Copyright © Martyn Smith 2002

TO THE MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING MEN OF LITTLE STUKELEY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
"GOD PROVED THEM AND FOUND THEM
WORTHY FOR HIMSELF" WISDOM III. 5.
"

HOTSON James Robert
Private 28038, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 26th April 1918 during the Second Battle of Kemel, an engagement during the German Spring Offensive. Age 21. Born Huntingdon, enlisted Bedford, resident Little Stukeley. Son of John and Charlotte Hotson, of Low Rd., Little Stukeley, Hunts. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A

In the 1911 census he was the son of John and Charlotte Hotson, of Little Stukeley, Hunts, aged 14, born circa 1897 in Huntingdon, Labourer on Farm. His birth is recorded in the October to December Quarter 1896 in the Huntingdon District.

INGREY Henry Smith
Private 43817, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12th October 1916. Age 32. Born Abington, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 27011, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Wilfred and Mary Ann Ingrey, of Little Stukeley, Huntingdon; husband of Annie Elizabeth Garner (formerly Ingrey), of Bridge End, Brampton, Huntingdon. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

In the 1911 census he was a visitor in Biddenham, Bedford, aged 27, born circa 1884 in Abington Piggott, Cambridgeshiure, a Horsekeeper. His birth is recorded in the April to June Quarter 1884 in Royston, Hertfordshire.

INGREY Thomas Herbert
Private 43418, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 27th September 1918 at the Battle of the Canal du Nord. Age 23. Born Royston, Hertfordshire, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Little Stukeley. Son of Wilfred and Mary Ingrey, of Little Stukeley, Huntingdon. Formerly 1211, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in MOEUVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Grave I. A. 23.

In the 1911 census he is listed as the son of Wilfred and MAry Ann Ingrey of Little Stukeley, he was aged 16, born circa 1895 at Abington Pigotts, a Farm Labourer. His birth was record in the January to March Quarter 1895 at Royston, Hertfordshire.

JACOBS Herbert
Driver T2SR/02791, R.N. Div. Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 17th September 1915 in the Balkans. Born Little Stukeley, enlisted Coleford, resident Clapham, London S.W. Buried in EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY, Lemnos, Greece. Grave II. 0. 261.

In the 1911 census Herbert Jacobs was resident at Brockhampton, Much Fawley, Hereford, married (5 years), aged 31, born circa 1880 at Stukeley, a Cowman on Farm he was married to Jane, aged 24, born circa 1887 in Huntingdon; they had a son and a daughter, Dorothy Emily was aged 5, born Stukeley and Dereke herbert was aged 2, born circa 1909 in HUntingdon. His birth was registered at Huntingdon in the July to September Quarter of 1879.

LEWIN Frederick George

Private 39427, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 10th March 1917 during the capture of the village of Irles. Age 20. Born Alconbury Weston, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Little Stukeley. Son of Mrs. E. Lewin, of Little Stukeley, Huntingdon. Formerly 979, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

His birth was registered at Huntingdon in the July to September Quarter of 1896.

REEDMAN Oliver Victor
Private 5733, 2nd/22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th October 1916. Born Brampton, enlisted and resident Huntingdon. J Reedman applied for sons medals 1 May 1921. Formerly 512, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in LOUEZ MILITARY CEMETERY, DUISANS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. G. 2.

In the 1911 census he is the son of Tom and Elizabeth Jane Reedman, of Little Stukeley, aged 14, born circa 1897 at Brampton, a Worker on a Farm. His birth was registered at Huntingdon in the April to June Quarter of 1897.

STANYON Harold George
Private 43053, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 6th September 1916. Age 28. Born and resident Little Stukeley, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 1112, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Son of the late James and Elizabeth Ann Stanyon. Commemorated in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Special memorial A 14.

He was the first man from the village to fall in the Great War. He was in the regular army at the outbreak of war and his regiment landed in France on 15th August 1914, eleven days after war had been declared. He died during the Somme campaign, likely at the Battle of Guillemont (3rd - 6th September 1916). This was a subsidiary attack of the offensive, primarily intended to distract German attention from the Romanian front where the Romanians were coming under increasing pressure. The capture of Guillemont had been repeatedly attempted but it finally fell to the British on 3rd September 1916. The attack continued until 6th September when Pte. Stanyon died. On the memorial in the neighbouring village of Great Stukeley the memorial commemorates Pte. Fred Oldfield who was in the same battalion as Pte. Stanyon and died the day before him, also at the Battle of Guillemont.

His birth was registered at Huntingdon in the April to June Quarter of 1888.

WATSON Roland Victor
Private 39898, East Surrey Regiment originally posted to 1/21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles). Killed in action 2nd September 1918 at the Second Battle of Bapaume. Age 18. Born Stow, Huntingdosnhire, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Edwin and Mary Elizabeth Watson, of Little Stukeley, Huntingdon. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

In the 1911 census he is living in Little Stukeley with his parent, Edwin and Mary Elizabeth Watson; he was aged 12, born 1899 in Stow (probably Stow Longa), a schoolboy. His birth was registered at St. Neots in the April to June Quarter of 1899 where his name was officially Rowland Victor Watson.

"LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT
THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN"
KING GEORGE V.
"


1939 - 1945
VIGERS Kenneth Hamilton
Sergeant 1151773, Royal Air Force. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. Killed 10th September 1942 as a member of the crew of a Wellington bomber which was on a raid to Dusseldorf from Steeple Mordon, Cambridgeshire. The plane crashed at a quarter to midnight into the stack yard at Herne Hill Farm, Chediston, two miles north west of Halesworth, Suffolk. All five members of the crew were killed by the accident. Age 24. Son of the Revd. Edgar Hall Vigers, M.A. and Marjorie Constance Vigers, of Abbots Ripton. Buried in ST. MARTIN CHURCHYARD, LITTLE STUKELEY, Huntingdonshire. See also Steeple Morden Airfield)
Until the day dawns
Buried in the Churchyard but not on Memorial

Last updated: 8 February, 2013

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