STUKELEY WAR MEMORIAL
World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2002
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.
Copyright © Martyn Smith 2002
THE FOLLOWING MEN OF LITTLE STUKELEY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
PROVED THEM AND FOUND THEM
WORTHY FOR HIMSELF" WISDOM III. 5."
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
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
birth was registered at Huntingdon in the July to September Quarter
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.
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.
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.
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
His birth was registered at Huntingdon in the April to June Quarter
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.
THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT
THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN"
KING GEORGE V."
1939 - 1945
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
the day dawns
in the Churchyard but not on Memorial
8 February, 2013