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RAMSEY TOWN - WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed World 1 & 2 Roll of Honour
Compiled & Copyright © Cliff Brown 2000

The memorial stands in the town on the green and takes the form of St George in armour and cloak, spearing a dragon at his feet standing on an octagonal column and plinth with a two-stepped base. The Second World War names have been added around the base. There are 145 names for World War 1 and 46 for World War 2. The orginal memorial was unveiled in 1921 by Mr H Coote; the sculptor was Frederick William Pomeroy. There is also a brass plaque in the church. A photograph of the unveiling of the war memorial can be found on the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network website.

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Photograph copyright © Phil Curme 2000

IN GRATEFUL AND
HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH WHO
LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

ACOMB

John

21419 Pte, 11th Durham Light Infantry. Died 10-11-15, age 23. Son of Lewis Acomb, 16 Field Rd, Ramsey. Native of Cawood, Selby, Yorks. Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers, Nord, France.

ALLEN

Alfred

203388 Pte, 1/5th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 22-8-17. Son of Robert Allen, of Upwood, and the late Emma Allen. formerly 849 Hunts Cyclists. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

ALLEN

Edward

7665 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 9-5-15, age 28. Son of Read & Emma Allen, Park Field, Doddington, Cambs. Husband of Rose Hannah Allen, 77 The Avenue, Ramsey. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed Somersham.

AMBROSE

Alfred

5935 Pte, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 25-3-18. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

ARCHER

Jonathan Watts

40516 Pte, 2/5th Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 8-6-18, age 28. Son of Martha Archer, Ramsey St Mary, & late John Archer. Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

BARNES

Archibald Southwell

13501 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25-8-15. Brown's Road Military Cemetrey, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

BASSETT

Percy N

G/12641, 8th The Buffs (East Kent Rgt). Did 12-8-17, age 20. Son of John Allen Bassett & Elizabeth Bassett, 6 Scott's Row, New Town, Ramsey. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.

BEDFORD

Arthur

20719, Pte, 1/5th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 22-8-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

BEESLEY

Edward G

23397 Pte, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at sea 30-12-17, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Beesley, 4 Palmer's Yard, Great Whyte, Ramsey. Chatby Memorial, Egypt.

BEHAGG

John Lewis

27578 Pte, 9th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died home 9-5-16, age 25. Son of George & Mary Ann Behagg, Wood Lane, Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey Mark Beech (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Kent.

BELLAMY

Claud Cecil

15169 Sgt, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23-4-17. Lived at Harwich. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.

BERRIDGE

Sidney Saunders

39292 Pte, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 5-9-1916, age 18. Son of Henry & Elizabeth Berridge, 8 Little Whyte, Ramsey. Enlisted Ramsey. Formerly 136 Hunts Cyclists. Hebuterne Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

BOWYER

H

King's Royal Rifle Corps. No further information currently.

BREWIN

John George

9878 Pte, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 9-5-15. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

BRISTOW, MM

Marenza

20766 L/Cpl, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-8-18, age 24. Husband of Agnes Anne Bristow, Pond's Bridge, Ramsey St Mary. Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial and also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

BRITTON

Ernest George

R/4927 Able Seaman, Hood Btn Royal Naval Division. Died 17-2-18, age 23. Son of Harry & Mary Britton, 7 Field Terrce, Ramsey. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

BULL

Arthur Reginald

123756 Driver, 60th Howitzer Bty Royal Field Artillery. Died 7-5-17, age 20. Son of the Rev H Bull & Winifred Bull, The Chestnuts, Bury Road, Ramsey. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

BULL

W J

30986 Pte, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died 26-3-17, age 31. Faubourg D'Amies Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.

BURGESS, MM

John

60026 Pte, 26th Royal Fusiliers. Did 1-4-18, age 29. Son of Thomas & Hannah Burgess, Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, Somme, France.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 4, Page 22 - BURGESS, John (M.M), Private, No 60026, 26th (Service) Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Youngest son of Thomas Burgess, of Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsay, co.Hunts, Farm Labourer, by his wife, Sarah Hannah, dau. of Samuel Leach; Born Ellington, co. Huntingdon, 19th Nov, 1889; educated National School there; was a Herdsman; enlisted in the 2nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment 12th Feb, 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 29th Sept following, being transferred to the Royal Fusiliers; proceeded to Italy 10th Nov, 1917, returned to France in Feb and died at No 2 Canadian Stationery Hospital, Doullens, 1st April, 1918 from wounds received at Cambrai the previous day. Buried in Doullens Cemetery. He was awarded the Military Medal (London Gazette 17th June, 1917) for carrying messages under heavy shell fire. Unm.

BURTON

Ernest Alfred

1502 Pte, 1/1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Died 5-12-15, age 21, Gallipoli. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs William Burton, Mere House, Ramsey, (later 35 Princes Gardens, Peterborough). Formerly of March, Cambs. Educated March Grammar School, worked Barclays Bank, Whittlesey, then Wisbech. Norfolk Yeomanry evacuated Gallipoli on 14th & 19th Dec. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Also listed March Grammar School, Cambs.

BURTON

George

43028 Pte, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 14-3-17. Formerly 19439 Bedfordshire Regiment. Adanac Military Cemtery, Miraumont, Somme, France.

BURTON

Nelson Charles

39221 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25-10-18, 47th CCS, age 27. Fifth son of Mr & Mrs William Burton, Mere House, Ramsey, (later 35 Princes Gardens, Peterborough). Formerly of March, Cambs. Educated March Grammar School. Also listed March Grammar School, Cambs.

BUTLER

G H

possibly George Henry, 14335 Pte, 3rd Royal Fusiliers. Died 2-5-15, age 19. Son of George Henry Butler, 26 Armoury Yard, Wandsworth, London. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

CARTER

George Edward

13457 A/Sgt, C coy 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4-4-17, age 26. Son of James & Elizabeth Margaret Carter, Huntingdon. Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Pas de Calais, France.

CHAMBERLAIN

D

2nd Lt. Leicestershire Regiment. No further information currently.

CHAPMAN

Ernest John

15468 Pte, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Died 17-11-14, age 21. Son of John & Annie Chapman, 71 Great Whyte, Ramsey. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

CHAPMAN

James Victor

17883 Pte, 5th East Surrey Regiment. Died 14-10-16, age 20. Son of John & Victoria Chapman, 72 Great Whyte, Ramsey. Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed Doddington, Cambs.

CLIFTON

Albert Ernest

43084 Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5-9-16, age 21. Son of Frederick & Rebecca Clifton, Toll House Farm, Ramsey. Formerly 1303 Hunts Cyclists. Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.

CORKISH

Henry Evan

30061 Bdr, C Bty, 92nd Bde Royal Field Artillery. Died 29-10-16, age 27. Son of Henry Evan Corkish & Margaret Corkish; husband of Mary Jane Corkish, 15 College St, Ramsey. Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

CORNEY

Arthur David

32861 Pte, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Died 31-3-1917. Son of Mr A A Corney, The Queen's Head, Whittlesey. Born, resident and enlisted Ramsey. Formerly 23606 Suffolk Regiment. Buried in St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

CORNEY

Edward

8951 L/Cpl, 20th Hussars. Died 23-3-18. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

CORNEY

Leonard Alfred

21042 Pte, 3rd The Buffs (East Kent Rgt). Living Ramsey St Mary. Died 11-3-17. Ramsey St Mary Churchyard. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.





Photograph Copyright © Martyn Smith 2002

CORNEY

Sidney

216331 Pte, 27th Btn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Rgt). Died 21-8-17, age 27. Sn of Mr C Fuller, LateCottage, Ramsey Heights; husband of I Corney, 39 Field Terrace, Ramsey. Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also Upwood.

CROFT

Arthur

203253 Pte, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20-10-17. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

CROUCH

George W

105577, 8th Btn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Rgt). Died 26-9-16. Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial and also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

CUMBRIDGE

John Henry

S/5687 Rfn, 11th Rifle Brigade. Died 9-12-15. Son of John& Eliza Cumbridge. Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.

CUMBRIDGE

William

15329 Pte, 9th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 5-5-17. Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.

DARLOW

Arthur

13503 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19-6-15. Son of Mrs E Darlow, Factory Cottage, near Ramsey. Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

DARNELL

James

G/13319 PTe, 11th The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Rgt). Died 23-3-18. Living Ramsey. Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

DAWK(E)S

[Frank] Ernest

9664 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20-7-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial and Great Stukeley Memorial.

DAWK(E)S

[George] James

41409 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 26-7-17. Formerly 203907 Bedfordshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

DAY

Ernest Charles

23701 Pte, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11-2-18, age 24. Son of Henry & Martha Day, 1 Marriott's Yard, Ramsey. Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France.

DAY

George

19873 Pte, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3-5-17, age 35. Son of Henry & Martha Day, 1 Marriott's Yard, Ramsey. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

DENTON

George William

291135 Pte, 7th Gordon Highlanders. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

DENTON

L

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information currently. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

EARL

Albert

989 Pte, 28th Btn Australian Imperial Force. Died 22-9-15, agae 24. Son of Thomas & Maria Earl, 63 High St, March, Cambs. Native of Newmarket. Special Memorial, Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey. Also listed St Peter's Church war memorial, March, see March.

EDWARDS

Cecil William

3141 Pte, 53rd Btn Australian Imperial Force. Died 23-9-17. Ypres (Menin Gate) Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

EMMINGTON

James Robert

42141 Pte, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26-2-1918. Born Wood Walton, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Ramsey. Formerly 106210 Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

EMMINGTON

John Robert

39428 Pte, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 17-9-1916. Formerly 1061 Hunts Cyclists. Born Ramsey St Mary, enlisted Huntingdon. Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

FELLOWES

The Hon Coulson Churchill

Capt, 1st Life Guards. Died in London 22-10-15, age 32, after illness contracted in trenches 10 months earlier. Eldest son of 2nd Baron & Lady de Ramsey, of Ramsey Abbey; husband of the Hon Mrs Lilah Fellowes, daughter of 14th Baron Inchiquin. Born 8-2-1883. Member of the Reserve of Officers & gazetted Captain, August 1914. Succeeded by his son Ailwyn Edward, born 1910. His first wife was Gwendolen Dorothy, eldest daughter of Mr Harry Wyndham Jefferson, Stoke Hall, Rochford, Lincs. Ramsey (St Thomas Beckett) Churchyard.

FENSOME

Walter

54/184822 L/Cpl, 62nd Divisional Supply Column, Army Service Corps. Died 8-4-17, age 32. Son of Henry & Louis Fensome, Offord Cluny; husband of Rose Fensome, 211 Oundle Rd, Woodston, Peterborugh. Enlisted Ramsey. Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. See also Offord Cluny.

FEW

Stanley

27352 Pte, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23-4-17, age 25. Son of Mr & Mrs William Few, 62 Blenheim Rd, Ramsey. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

FOX

Percy Ernest Cecil

320315 Cpl, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8-12-17, age 21. Formerly 2325 Suffolk Regiment. Son of Sarah Fox, 64 Broad St, Ely, Cambs & late E G Fox. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

FULLER

Andrew Thomas

9114 Sgt, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 16-6-15, age 26. Son of Gillson Fuller, 1 Potts Yard, New Town, Ramsey. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

FULLER

Leonard

1170 Pte, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Died 8-3-15. Son of the late Alfred Fuller JP and Alderman of Hunts County Council, & Mrs Augusta Elizabeth Fuller. Went to Canada in 1912 where he worked as a real estate agent in Montreal. Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, part 1, page 145, FULLER, Leonard, Private, number 1170, Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry. 5th son of the late Alfred Fuller, of Ramsey cou. Hunts, J.P. and Alderman of Hunts County Council, by his wife Augusta Elizabeth dau of Charles Pope Bates of Ramsey, M.R.C.S. Born Ramsey , co Hunts 2-9-1881 , educated Aldenham school ,Herts. Went to Canada in 1912, and settled at Montreal as a real estate merchant, volunteered at the outbreak of war and joined PPCLI in aug 1914, came over with the first Canadian contingent in Oct .

Trained on Salisbury plain during the winter, went to France in dec 1914 and died at Dickebusch, Belgium 8-3-15, from wounds received in action at St Eloi.

He was buried at the Regimental cemetery at Dickebusch. Unmarried.

GARDNER

Joseph

17479 Pte, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 15-4-18. Alconbury (St Peter & St Paul) Churchyard.

GARRATT

Leslie Thomas

2nd Lt, 32nd (East Ham) Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 3-7-16. Bailleul Communal Cemetry Extension, Nord, France.

GILBERT

James

104290 Pte, 117th Coy Machine Gun Corps. Died 19-11-17. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

GOAKES

Albert

268533 Pte, 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 29-10-18, age 24. Son of Thomas & Alice Goakes, of Ramsey. Montecchio Recalario Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy.

GODFREY

George William

19427 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11-11-17. Son of William & Sarah Godfrey, of Ramsey; husband of Ann Godfrey, 6 Longlands Yard, Ramsey. Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Ramsey.

GOWLER

Job

51244 Pte, 1st The Buffs (East Kent Rgt). Died 7-6-15. Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, Ieper, Belgium.

 

Photograph Copyright © Alan Grove 2005

GRAY

Reuben

23327 Pte, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 23-4-17, age 32. Son of Reuben Gray, Ramsey Heights. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

GREEN

G

possibly George, 18088 Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 25-9-18, age 45. March Cemetery, Station Rd, March, Cambs.

GREENWOOD

Frank

30312 Pte, 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. died 20-5-18, age 32. Husband of Edith Greenwood, 3 Trafalgar Square, Ramsey. Morbecque British Cemetery, Nord, France.

GREENWOOD

Harry

203249 Pte, 3/5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 27-6-17, age 23. Son of Henry Greenwood, 10 Field Rd, Ramsey. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.

GREENWOOD

Herbert

12477 Pte, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 25-2-16. Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

GREENWOOD

John

9894 Pte, 1st King's Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 16-5-15. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GREENWOOD

James Percival

9829 Pte, 1st King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 8-5-15. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

HALL

[T] William

Guardsman 16179, aged 22, 2nd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards 2nd Division. Killed in action near Bethune 10th March 1915. Son of William & Elizabeth Hall of High Road, Side, Ramsey. Born in Ramsey and enlisted in March. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22.

HAMMENT

James

23133 Pte, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 21-3-18. Son of Mrs MaryAnn Hamment, Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

HAMPTON

William Orr

2nd Lt, 3rd Norfolk Rgt attached 70th Machine Gun Company. Died 1-7-16, age 28. Son of the Rev William Henry & Elizabeth Hampton, The Vicarage, Pondersbridge. Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuile, Somme, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial and King's School, Ely.

HARDING

Charles A

200948 Pte, 1/5 Durham Light Infantry. Died 11-4-18. Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

HARLOCK

Willaim George

G/35039 Pte, 11th Royal Fusiliers. Died 22-10-16. Husband of E A Harlock, Pickards Drive, Lotting Fen, Ramsey. Ramsey St Mary Churchyard, Cambs. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

HARPER

Charles Golding

43111 Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5-9-16, age 26. Son of Fred & Maria Harper. Formerly 1557 Hunts Cyclists. Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

HARVEY

John William

L/37034 Bdr, 183rd Bde Royal Field Artillery. Did 12-10-16, age 32. Son of William & Emily Harvey, Abbey Wood Yard, Ramsey. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

HARVEY

William

49390 Pte, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 13-10-18, age 29. Son of John & Ann Ramsey. Haspres Coppice Cemetery, Haspres, Nord, France.

HATTON

Ernest

39410 L/Cpl, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 31-7-1917. Son of William & Fanny Hatton, 3 Longland's Yard, Little Whyte, Ramsey. Formerly 943 Hunts Cyclists. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Ramsey. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

HILL

Victor

53757 Pte, 2/6th Manchester Regiment. Died 13-7-18, age 23. Son of R & M Hill, The Lees, Ramsey. formerly 30638 Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Tincurt New British Cemetery, Somme, France.

HIPWELL

Albert Wilson

35619 Pte, 1/4th Essex Regiment. Killed in action 19-9-1918, Palestine. Born and resident in Ramsey St Mary, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial and also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
HOBBS

F

20502 Pte, 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 28-8-16, age 23. Son of George & Ellen Hobbs, Mere Farm, Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey. Formerly 946 Hunts Cyclists. Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France.

HOLLIS

Charles

40965 Pte, 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 25-3-1918. Born, resident and enlisted Ramsey. Formerly 25589 Northamptonshire Regiment. Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, France.

HOLMES

Leonard

32969 Pte, 11th Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died 11-5-17. Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.

HUBBARD

Edward

3054 Gnr, No 5c Reserve Bde Royal Field Artillery. Died 6-5-16. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.

HUGHES

George

83421 Pte, 143rd Labour Corps. Died 28-11-17. Formerly 28224, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Ramsey St Mary churchyard, Cambs. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial and also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
JOHNSON

John Robert

29254 Pte, 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 8-10-17. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

KILBY

George Alfred

23136 Pte, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16-7-17, age 23. Lived Ramsey Hollow. Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult, Pas de Calais, France.

LAMBERT

Robert Henry

203271 Pte 1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 26-8-18, age 20. Son of Matthew, Ramsey St Mary. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

LANT

Tom

43149 Pte, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 26-11-17. Mendinghem Military Cemetery Poperinge, Belgium. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial and also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

LAVENDER

Arthur James

1925 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 25-7-15. Son of Mr & Mrs George Lavender, 5 Gladstone Terrace, Ramsey. Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle d'Armentieres, Nord, France.

LEGGETT

Firth

20802 Pte, 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 27-8-16. Formerly 642 Hunts Cyclists. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

LEPLA

Jeffrey

13726 Pte, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 25-9-15. Son of George & Mary Alice Lepla, Waintfleet Marsh, Wainfleet, Lincs. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

LILLEY

Leonard Percival

30206 L/Cpl, 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 25-6-16, age 20. Son of John & Susannah Lilley, Lotting Fen, Ramsey. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

LILLYWHITE

Horace Willie

27007 Pte, 3rd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 31-3-16, age 34. Born Jan/Mar 1883. Son of Edward ( A coachman) & Joanna Lillywhite. Living in Main Street Connington (1901 census detail). Family of five sons and five daughters. Born Connington, enlisted Bedford (Ramsey, Hunts). Felixstowe New Cemetery, Suffolk.

LINES

Frederick

150987 Pte, 103rd Btn Machine Gun Corps. Died 13-11-18. Son of William & Mary Lines, 88 Great Whyte, Ramsey. Etaples Military Cemetery,Pas de Calais, France.

LINES

Herbert

32768 Pte, 131st Coy Machine Gun Corps. Died 12-7-17, age 23. Son of George & Alice Lines, Daintree Rd, Ramsey St Mary. Basra Memorial, Iraq. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

LONGBOURNE, DSO

Hugh Richard

Captain, 7th The Queens (Royal West Surrey Rgt). Died 3-5-17, age 32. Son of Charles R V & Caroline Elizabeth Ainslie Longbourne, Highmead, Guildford,Surrey. Born Ripsley, Sussex. Raised and commanded company of Hunts Cyclists at Ramsey, February 1914. Transferred to QRWS 1916. DSO at Schwaben Redoubt, Thiepval. Agent for Lord de Ramsey. Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

LONGLAND

Charles

20801 Pte, 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 11-9-16. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.

LONGLAND

Charles Lavender

225595 Cpl, 2/4th London Regiment. Died 21-3-18. Attached from 1st Royal Fusiliers. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

MASON

A

202368 Pte, 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 13-11-18, age 25. Husband of Florence A E Mason, 19 Station Rd, Ramsey. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.

MAYCOCK

Edgar

160563 Pte, 38th Btn Machine Gun Corps. Died 9-11-18, age 25. Son of Sam & Elizabeth Maycock, 1 Gunthorpe Rd, Werrington. Native of Ramsey Hollow. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

MEE

Arthur

9891 L/cpl, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5-9-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

NEGUS

Ernest

S/417 Rfn, 12th Rifle Brigade. died 21-9-15, age 25. Son of John Thomas & Frances Negus, 41 Woodside Gardens, Bruce Grove, Tottenham. Rue-Du-Bacquerot No 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.

From Huntingdonshire Heroes of the First World War by John Bell ISBN 0 946965 21 8. Letters to Mr Negus Ernest's father from Machine Gun Officer Ralph C.S. Stevenson and Chaplain A. Stewart.

2nd. Batt. 12th R.B.
21st Sept. 1915.

Dear Mr. Negus,

I am very sorry to tell you that your son was killed in action this afternoon. A shell burst quite near him and killed him instantaneously.

He could not have known anything about it, and of that I am glad.

Your son is a great loss to his friends and myself.

I could not wish for a more cheery lad or a more willing worker.

His place in his gun team will be hard to fill. Please accept my deepest sympathy in your sorrow.

He will be buried tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. quite near the firing line.

Yours very sincerely,

Ralph C. S. Stevenson
Machine Gun Officer.

Rifle Brigade.
September 22nd 1915.

To Mr. J.T. Negus

Dear Mr. Negus,

It is with great sorrow that we have to inform you of the death of your son Rifleman E. Negus on September 21st.

It is very difficult to know how to comfort you in this sad loss, but it is surely some consolation to know that your son died doing his duty.

Your son's body was buried in a little cemetery behind the trenches and is marked by a wooden cross.

Yours in true sympathy,

A. Stewart
Chaplain.

NEGUS

[Archibald] Frank

L/14483 Pte, 2nd Middlesex Regiment. Died 14-3-15. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

NEWTON

Arthur Leslie German

266595 Gnr, E Bty, Royal Field Artillery Died 2-2-19, age 29. Son of Arthur & Mary Newton, Four Hundred Farm, Ramsey. Educated St Ives Grammar School. Huy (La Sarte) Communal Cemetery, Juy, Belgium. Also listed Benwick.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 5, Page 131 - NEWTON, Arthur Leslie Garman - Gunner, No 266595, E Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

Eldest son of Athur Newton, of Four Hundred Farm, Ramsay, Farmer, by his wife, Mary, dau. of the late James Green, of Lakesend, Wisbech; born Ramsay, co.Huntingdon, 14th Oct.1895; educated St.Ives Grammar School; was a farmer in Ramsay; enlisted in the R.H.A., 10th Oct.1917; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from16th April.1918; was invalided home in the following Oct. suffering from Heart trouble; returned to France after The Armistice to serve with th Army of Occupation, and died at No 50 Casualty Clearing Station, Huy, 2nd Feb.1919, of Typhoid, contracted while on active service. Buried at La Sarte Cemetery. His Commanding Officer wrote stating that he was always very attentive and thorough, and an efficient gunner. Unm.

PALMER

P

Hunts Cylists. No further information currently.

PAPWORTH

Charles

26604 Pte, 11th East Lancashire Regiment. Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Originally one of four UK soldiers buried at Eastaires Convent Cemetery.

PARKER

Sam

8875 Pte, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 14-3-15, age 23. Son of Robert Parker, 7 Setchfield's Yard, Church St, Whittlesey. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed Whittlesey.

PARKER

W C [Charles William]

[Memorial list Wc Parker but records state Charles William Parker] Private 30224 , 14th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 3rd September 1916. Born in Ramsey and enlisted in Huntingdon. Next of kin, Ramsey. Formerly with the Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion (1003). Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval. Grave F.402. [Listed on the memorial as Royal Lancaster Regiment. ]

PEDLEY

Thomas

425197 Pte, 27th Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Rgt). Died 25-6-18. Son of Thomas & Jane Pedley; husband of Louisa Ann Pedley. Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed Benwick.

PEDLEY

William H

J/85356 Ordinary Seaman, HMS Benbow, Royal Navy. Died 25-2-19, age 18. Son of Mrs Sarah Greenwood, 1 Princes St, Ramsey. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.

PEPPER

John

19564 Pte, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25-6-16. Lived Great Whyte, Ramsey. Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

PETTITT

Cecil George

307716 L/cpl, 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 27-8-17. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke,Belgium.

PETTITT

T

possibly Thomas, 29727 Pte, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10-8-17. Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

PICKARD

William

19560 Pte, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3-6-16. Lived Great Whyte, Ramsey. Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge, Belgium.

POTTS

W G

102556 Gnr, 93rd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 17-10-17. Son of Mrs E Potts, York House, The Field, Ramsey. Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France.

RICHARDSON, MM & Bar

Thomas Albert

24375 Sgt, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 18-9-18. Son of Stephen & Harriett Richardson, Ramsey St Mary. Templeux-le-Guerard Cemetery, Somme, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.

ROOTHAM

G

267437 Pte, 1st Bucks Btn, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 8-9-17, age 24. Son of William & Emma Rootham, Ramsey. Ramsey St Mary Churchyard, Cambs. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

 

 

 

 


Photograph Copyright © Martyn Smith 2002

ROOTHAM

William Henry

267505 L/Cpl, 1/1t Bucks Btn, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 16-4-17. Son of Amos & Mary Jane Rootham, Middle Level Rd, Ramsey St Mary. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

ROSE

Quince

269186 Pte, 1/1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 31-7-17.Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

SEEKINGS

Bertie Charles

2884 Pte, 1/4 Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Rgt). Died 2-9-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

SEEKINGS

R J

King's Liverpool Regiment. No further information currently.

SETCHELL

Ernest

99642 Pte, 8th King's Liverpool Regiment. Died 17-9-18. Son of William D E Setchell, Ramsey St Mary; husband of Minnie Setchell, Ramsey Heights. formerly 7211 Bedfordshire Regiment. Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

SHELTON

Ronald William

10667 Pte, 23rd Royal Fusiliers. Died 30-9-18. Son of William & Julia Shelton, Hazeldene, Ramsey. Noyelles-sur-L'Escaut Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

SHELTON

George William

19359 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16-6-15, age 31. Son of Elijah & Fanny Shelton, Upwood; husband of Albina Shelton, Oil Mills Rd, Ramsey. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

SILK

Arthur

40265 Pte, 13th Middlesex Regiment. Died 31-3-18. Etretat Churchyard Extension, Seine-Maritime, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

SINCLAIR

William

30331 Pte, 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 3-9-16, age 19. Son of Daniel Sinclair, Ramsey Heights. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

SKINNER

William

41319 Pte, 4th North Staffordshire Regiment. died 20-10-18. Son of Joseph & Sarah Ann Skinner, Ramsey. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.

SLACK

John William

203282 Pte, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11-2-18. Living Farcet. Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France.

SMITH

[Owen] William

163881 Gnr, 1st/1st (Highland) Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action28/3/1918, age 42. Born Ramsey, living Ely.Buried: ANZIN-ST AUBIN BRITISH CEMETERYPas de Calais, France. Husband of Gertrude Smith, of Wood Hall, Hemel Hempstead. Also listed Ely.
SMITHDALE

Ernest Alfred

10173 Pte, 10th Queen's (Royal West Surrey Rgt). Died 15-9-16, age 20. Son of Alfred & Elizabeth Smithdale, 21 Stan Lane, Ramsey. Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

SMYTHE

Rudolph Meade

Capt, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13-10-15. Manager of Barclays Bank, Ramsey. Helles Memorial, Turkey.

STACEY

H W

Royal Engineers. No further information currently.

STACEY

John William

202404 Pte, 17th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 6-8-18. Son of Robert & Eliza Stacey, Benwick Rd, Forty Feet Bank, near Ramsey. Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France.

STEVENS

George

11815 L/Cpl, 7th Queen's (Royal West Surrey Rgt). Died 23-11-16, age 36. Native of Ramsey. Etretat Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France.

STIMPSON

John Thomas

295791 Pte, 4th London Rgt (Royal Fusiliers). Died 25-8-18. Formerly 1360, 3/1st Hunts Cyclists. Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Somme, France.

STOKES

Ernest

238047 Pte, 22nd Middlesex Regiment. Died 26-11-18, age 32. Son of David & Jane Elizabeth Stokes, High St, Ramsey. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.

SUTTON

Leonard

43051 Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5-9-16. Formelry 1077 Hunts Cyclists. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

SWALES

George

19479 Pte, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19-12-15, age 23. Son of Mrs Susan Swales, Ramsey St Mary. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

TAIT

George William

201388 Pte, 1/4 Yorkshire Regiment. Died 10-4-18. Special Memorial, Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.

TAYLOR

Sidney

Private 23638, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gheluvelt, near Ypres 7 October 1917. Aged 20. Son of John and Sarah Taylor (nee Spencer) of Blue Bell, Forty Foot, Ramsey, Huntingdonshire Unmarried. Born 15 August 1897. Enlisted 22 November 1915 served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 24 July 1916. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row C. Grave 4. See also Ampthill Park and Ramsey Forty Foot

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2 , Part 3, Page 264 - TAYLOR, Sidney - Private, No 23638, 1st Battalion, (16th Foot), The Bedfordshire Regiment

Son of John Taylor, of Blue Bell, Forty-Foot Bridge, Ramsay, co.Huntingdon, by his wife Sarah, dau. of George Spencer, Farmer. Born St Marys, Ramsay aforesaid 15th Aug, 1897; educated Stonea, Wimblington, co. Cambridge; enlisted 22nd Nov, 1915; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 24th July, 1916 , and was killed in action at Gheluvelt, near Ypres, 7th Oct, 1917. Unm.

TEESON

Arthur

28870 Pte, 7th The Buffs (East Kent Rgt). Died 18-11-16. Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.

TIBBLES

William

49778 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-18. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

WARRINGTON

Fred

163831 Pte, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 24th September 1918. Born Ramsey, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Saulcourt Churchyard Extension, Guyencourt-Saulcourt, Somme, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.

WEBB

Albert

L/Cpl. 41st Bt. Australian Infantry, died 1/9/1918, age 27, buried: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Son of Albert Webb, Bury Road, Ramsey, Hunts. Born West Wickham, Cambs.

WEBB

G

Rifle Brigade. No further information currently.

WHITE

George

11367 L/Sgt, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Died 26-3-17. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

WHITE

G H

32772 Pte, 187th Coy Machine Gun Corps. Died 10-2-17. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

WHITWELL

Russell

G/14908 Pte, 13th Battalion (3rd South Downs) Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 13th September 1916. Born Ramsey, enlisted Pondersbridge. Buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial and also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
WILLIS

Frank

82858 Pte, 2/2nd London Rgt (Royal Fusiliers). Died 24-4-18, age 19. Son of G & Jane Willis, Lotting Fen, Ramsey. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

WILSON

Jess

23739 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9-9-17. No further information currently. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

WOOD

Arthur

26123 Pte, 9th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 3-9-16. Formerly 26016 Bedfordshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial and also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

YERRELL

Samuel

9492 Sgt, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19-7-16, age 22. Son of John & Emily Yerrell, 26 South St, Peterborough. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

1939-45
AVORY

George Alfred

926777 Sgt, Wire Operator/Air Gunner, 78 Squadron RAFVR, Died 3-7-41. Son of Mr & Mrs George Avory. Jankerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.

AVORY

Lawrence Sidney

P/KX 111951 Stoker 1st Class, HMS Cossack, Royal Navy.Died 23-10-41, age 21. Son Charles & Rose Ellen Avory, of Ramsey. Porthsmoth Naval Memorial, Hants.

Note: There is a HMS Cossack Association

BARLOW

Wilfred Horace Raymond

1173074 Aircraftman 2nd Class, RAFVR. Died 26-10-40, age 20. Son of Horace Henry & Elsie Barlow, Ramsey St Mary. Ramsey St Mary Churchyard, Cambs.

BEDFORD

Jack

5882886 L/Cpl, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 21-9-44, PoW, age 20. Son of George William & Jane Bedford; husband of Evelyn Bedford, of March, Cambs. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Also listed March.

BEETON

Wilfred Roy

1359941 Sgt, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, RAFVR. Died 17-1-42, age 29. Son of Wilfred & Elzie Amelia Beeton (nee Carter); husband of Beatrice Mary Beeton, East Bergholt, Suffolk. Old Fletton Cemetery, Cambs.

BOWD

Laurence William

3005645 Sgt, RAFVR. Died 12-9-44, age 20. Son of Ernest & Hilda Bowd, of Ramsey. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.

BREEZE

Ernest W

5882375 Pte, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 4-6-40, age 30. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

BULLEN

Albert John William

14271857 Dvr, 6 Tank Brigade Workshops, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. Died 24-6-44, age 34. Son of William James & Alice Bullen; husband of M E V Bullen. Lenham Cemetery, Kent.

BULLEN

T S

RAF. No further information.

CADE

William Harry

1389837 Sgt, 619 Squadron RAFVR. Died 24-8-43, age 31. Son of Charles & Emma Jane Cade, of Ramsey. Kiel War Cemetery, Germany.

CARRINGTON

Laurence Eric

14675604 Pte, 1st Hampshire Regiment. Died 11-8-44, age 19. Son of Tom & Ada Mary Carrington. St Charles De Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

COX

Harold

5837166 Pte, 2/5th The Queen's Royal Rgt (West Surrey). Died 6-3-44, age 21. Son of Harry & Letitia Cox, of Ramsey. Naples War Cemetery, Italy.

CULLIP

Cyril

14631379 Pte, 2/6th The Queen's Royal Rgt (West Surrey). Died 1-3-44, age 19. Son of Alfred George & Clara Cullip, of Ramsey. Naples War Cemetery, Italy.

DAVIS

Philip Oscar

115138, Flying Officer, 511 Squadron RAFVR. Died 10-8-43, age 22. Son of Frank Richard & Sarah Elizabeth Davis,of Ramsey. Malta Memorial, Malta.

DAWSON

G W

RAF. No further information.

DEAN

Claude Edwin

5827609 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died 7-6-44. Imphal War Cemetery, India.

DUFFY

P P

525887 Sgt, 142 Squadron RAFVR. Died 4-8-40, age 24. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.

EDWARDS

R

Suffolk Regiment. No further information.

FEAST

John William

1055916 Gnr, 33rd Field Rgt, Royal Artillery. Died 1-6-40. age 36. Sonof Edward & Carrie Feast; husband of Lilian May Feast, of Ramsey. Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.

FRANCIS

Alfred James William

5827514 Pte, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died 23-8-44, age 25, PoW. Son of Alfred & Jessie Francis, of Ramsey. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

GILDING

Maurice William

562116 Warrant Officer, 70 Squadron RAF. Died 22-9-42, age 31. Son of William Ewart Gilding & Mabel Emma Gilding, of Ramsey. El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.

 

Cyril James GREENWOOD

14568800 Pte, 1/6th The Queen's Royal Rgt (West Surrey). Died 8-8-44, age 19. Son of John William & Rose Greenwood, of Ramsey. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
GREENWOOD

Howard Gordon

T/328731 Dvr, Royal Army Service Corps attached 42nd Light Anti-Aircraft Rgt, Royal Artillery. Died 5-8-44, age 25. Son of Bert & Martha Greenwood; husband of Kathleen May Greenwood, Brockley, London. Labaun War Cemetery, Malaysia.

HIBBINS

Arthur Ronald

14742241 Pte, 1/5th Welch Regiment. Died 2-3-45, age 19. Son of Benjamin William & Fanny Hibbins, of Ramsey. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

HODSON

Cyril Taylor

14839861 Pte, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 30-12-45, age 37. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Hodson, of Manea; husband of Doris Susan Hodson, of Ramsey. Tel El Kebur War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

HOW

Geoffrey Arthur James

Apprentice, SS Landilo (London), Merchant Navy. Died 2-11-42, age 18. Tower Hill Memorial, London.

INGLE

Douglas Herbrt

7931772 Tpr, 7th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 1-4-42, age 21. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

JOHNSON

Ronald Robert

5835126 Pte, 70th Suffolk Regiment. Died 3-7-41, age 19. Son of Harold & Annie Johnson, of Farcet Fen, Cambs. Pondersbridge (St Thomas) Churchyard, Cambs.

NORFIELD

Oliver George

1104633 Gnr, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Rgt, Royal Artillery. Died 11-2-42, age 22. Son of Oliver & Daisy May Norfield, of Ramsey. Special Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

OLDHAM

Donald Curzon

162078 Lieutenant, 1st Rifle Brigade. Died 9-9-42, age 21. Son of the Rev Gordon Miles Staveley Oldham MBE, MA & Hila Georgina Susan Oldham, Ramsey Vicarage. Heliopolis War Cemetery, Greece.

PALMER

Ernest Alfred

6630707 Sgt, 2/7th Middlesex Regiment. Died 31-5-44, age 37. Son of Frederick & Bertha Palmer; husband of Ruth Palmer, of Ramsey. Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.

PALMER

John Harold T

42020 Flight Lieutenant, 82 Squadron RAF. Died 6-12-42. Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany.

PAPWORTH

Arthur

5885217 Pte, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 7-8-44, age 24. Son of Walter & Louisa Papworth, of Ramsey Mereside; husband of Joyce Papworth. Vaudry Churchyard, Calvados, France. He has been honoured by the French who named a school after him in Vaudry, the village he died defending. Curiously he is buried in the local cemetery rather than with his 51 comrades at the war graves cemetery at St Charles De Percy.


Photograph Copyright © Mavis Marriott 2001

PAPWORTH

Andrew N

5889575 Pte, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 16-5-44, age 28. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

PEDLEY

Thomas William

2338583 Dvr, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 10-9-40. Bury St Edmunds Cemetery, Suffolk.

PEPPERCORN

Donald Henry James

1189709 Aircraftman 1st Class, RAFVR. Died 5-7-41. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

PICKARD

Horace Arthur

5830934 Pte, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died 15-2-42, age 22. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

ROOK

Cecil

C/JX 301352 Able Seaman, MN MTB 671, Royal Navy. Died 24-4-44, age 20. Son of George & Lily Rook, Stamford, Lincs. Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire.

ROSHER

Eric

1054385 Sgt, 1 (SAAF) Squadron RAFVR. Died 23-2-44, age 28. Son of Edwin & Elizabeth Ann Rosher, of Ramsey. Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.

RULE

Stanley

14596928 Pte, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 25-8-43, age 36. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.

SERJEANT

John

130430 Captain, Royal Norfolk Rgt attached 1st Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 24-5-44, age 29. Son of Frederick Mawdesley Serjeant & Winifred Louise Dumella Sergeant, of Ramsey. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.

SHEPPERSON

Geoffrey

Apprentice, SS Clarissa Radcliffe (London), Merchant Navy. Died 9-3-43, age 17. Son of Jack & Kate Shepperson, of Ramsey. Tower Hill Memorial, London.

SMITH

Ellis

5833115 Tpr, 7th Queen's Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 4-6-42, age 29. Son of Harry & Emma Smith, Middlemoor, Cambs. Kirkee War Cemetery, India.

SPENCER

Richard

7264550 Pte, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 14-2-42. Special Memorial C, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

SPENCER

Victor George

P/JX 523942 Able Seaman, HMS Victory, Royal Navy. Died 15-12-45. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.

TAYLOR

Raymond Victor

14227043 Pte, 2nd Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 3-5-45, age 34. Husband of Annie Taylor. Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands.

TAYLOR

T

No further information.

TINKLER

Owen

5827756 Pte, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of dysentary 31-12-43, PoW, age 24. Son of Jabzey & Elizabeth Tinkler, Four Hundred Farm, Benwick, Cambs. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

WHITTAKER

W B

RAF. No further information.

WILLIS

Peter James Delwyn

Second Radio Officer, SS Rowanbank (Glasgow), Merchant Navy. died 31-1-41, age 18. Tower Hill Memorial, London.

WILSON

Francis Victor

5827782 Pte, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 21-9-44, PoW, age 25. Son of Charles & Mary Ann Wilson, of Ramsey. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

WILSON

John William

Pte. Royal Army Service Corps, d 14/9/1939, age 36, buried: Ramsey Cemetery, Huntigdonshire. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Wilson, of Ramsey; husband of Ivy Wilson, of Ramsey.

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