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OFFORD CLUNY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2- Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave Edwards 2002
extra details supplied by Herbert Norris

This memorial is a marble column opposite the Swan Inn at the junction of Station Lane and High Street. Note: At the unveiling, reported April 2, 1920, Messrs A.T. & G Wagstaff were referred to as natives of the Parish, of The South African Contingence. The family and these brothers had emigrated to South Africa traveling from London on the 'Athenic', 12 January 1905

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwads 2005

Sacred to the memory of the men
of Offord Cluny who gave their lives
for their country in the
Great War 1914 1919

COLBERT

Frederick Stanley

Private 203992, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th August 1917. Born Offord Cluny, resident Huntingdon. Son of William & Jane (nee Smith) of Offord Cluny. Born 3rd July 1894. Baptised 12th August 1894 in Offord Darcy, Hunts. Formerly 1066, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 22.

COLBERT

William

Sergeant 290208, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th March 1918. Aged 40. Born Offord Cluny, enlisted Huntingodn, resident St Neots. Son of Isaiah & Eliza (nee Storey) Colbert of Offord Cluny, Hunts. At the unveiling ceremony, a wreath inscribed “With loving remembrance of our dear boys Will and Charlie, from the family”. Baptised at about aged 4, 5th May 1882 – Offord Cluny, Hunts.) Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot VI. Row J. Grave 3A.

COLBERT, MM

Charles Thomas

Private 17113, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th December 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Offord Cluny, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Colbert, of Offord Cluny. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in OFFORD CLUNY (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD Huntingdonshire, United Kingdom.

COLLINS

Harold Victor

Private 43047, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 13th March 1918. Aged 20. Born offord D'Arcy, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Offord Cluny. Son of Christopher and Louisa Collins, of Offord Cluny. Formerly 1065, Huntingdosnhire Cyclist Battalion, Buried in OFFORD DARCY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD Huntingdonshire, United Kingdom.

FENSOME

Walter

Lance Corporal [Private of SDGW] S4/184822, 62nd Division Supply Column, Royal Army Service Corps Died 8th April 1917. Aged 32. Son of Henry and Louise Fensome, of Offord, Cluny, Hunts; husband of Rosa Fensome, of 211, Oundle Rd., Woodstone, Peterborough. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY Somme, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 27. See also Ramsey.

HALL

John

Private 268720, 12th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 20th November 1917. Born Great Giddings, Hunts, resident Offord Cluney, Hunts, enlisted Godmanchester, Hunts. 1901 census – born 1894, age at death 23. Parents - William and Hannah Hall, Police Constable. From Elton, Hunts. “Roll of Honour”. Formerley 18328 Bedfordshire Yeomanry. John's name was not engraved until 1937-1938. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.

SEARLE

Walter Eliphaz O

[William on SDGW] Lance Corporal 1445, Huntingdon Cyclist Battalion attched 1st/1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 31st August 1916. Aged 18. Born March Quarter 1898 St. Neots (3b, 297). Son of John and Emma Searle, of New Rd., Offord Cluny, Huntingdon. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row A. Grave 17.

WAGSTAFF

Alfred Thomas

Lance Corporal 4981, 3rd. Regt., South African Infantry, died 14 June 1917. Aged 31. Buried POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES. Birth: 1886 Offord Cluny. Son of Alfred Thomas Wagstaff and Agnes Mary Wagstaff (nee Markham), of Offord Cluny. Surveyor?.

WAGSTAFF

Geoffrey

Private 16275, 2nd. Regt, (Inf.)., South African Infantry died 11 April 1918. Aged 27. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL. Birth June Quarter 1891 in Eynesbury, Son of Alfred Thomas Wagstaff and Agnes Mary Wagstaff (nee Markham) of Offord Cluny. Surveyor?.

1939 1945

PROUDLEY

A

Probably: Pte. Andrew Proudley, 5th Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., d 13/5/1940, age 27, buried: HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.

WILSHIRE

Ralph Edward

2nd Lt. Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Reg., d 15/8/1941, age 24,buried: OFFORD CLUNY (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD Huntingdonshire, United Kingdom. Son of Edward Charles and Agnes Mary Wilshire, of Offord Cluny.

From a MI on a grave in Offord Cluny Churchyard:

WAYMAN

Charles

Died 25th May 1893 age 51. Also Kezia, his widow d 7/12/1901 age 56. Also William Charles their son, killed at Brakenlaagte, South Africa 30/10/1901, age 29 [See also Huntingdon Boer War Memorial]

Last updated: 16 July, 2009

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