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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 Private, 11th Durham Light Infantry. Died 10 November 1915, 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 Private, 1/5th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 22 August 1917. Son of Robert Allen, of Upwood, and the late Emma Allen. formerly 849 Hunts Cyclists. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
ALLEN
Edward
7665 Private, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 9 May 1915, 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 Private, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 25 March 1918. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
ARCHER
Jonathan Watts
40516 Private, 2/5th Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 8 June 1918, 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 Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 August 1915. Brown's Road Military Cemetrey, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
BASSETT
Percy N
G/12641 Private, 8th The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Did 12 August 1917, age 20. Son of John Allen Bassett & Elizabeth Bassett, 6 Scott's Row, New Town, Ramsey. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.
BEDFORD
Arthur
20719, Private, 1/5th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 22 August 1916. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
BEESLEY
Edward G
23397 Private, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at sea 30 December 1917, age 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Beesley, 4 Palmer's Yard, Great Whyte, Ramsey. Chatby Memorial, Egypt.
BEHAGG
John Lewis
27578 Private, 9th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died home 9 May 1916, age 25. Son of George & Mary Ann Behagg, Wood Lane, Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey Mark Beech (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Kent.
BELLAMY
Claud Cecil
15169 Sergeant,, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Lived at Harwich. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.
BERRIDGE
Sidney Saunders
39292 Private, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 5 September 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 Private, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 9 May 1915. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
BRISTOW, MM
Marenza
20766 Lance Corporal, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1918, 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 February 1918, 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 May 1917, age 20. Son of the Rev H Bull & Winifred Bull, The Chestnuts, Bury Road, Ramsey. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
BULL
W J
30986 Private, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died 26 March 1917, age 31. Faubourg D'Amies Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
BURGESS, MM
John
60026 Private, 26th Royal Fusiliers. Did 1 April 1918, 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 Private, 1/1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Died 5 December 1915, 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 Private, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 14 March 1917. Formerly 19439 Bedfordshire Regiment. Adanac Military Cemtery, Miraumont, Somme, France.
BURTON
Nelson Charles
39221 Private, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25 October 1918, 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 Private, 3rd Royal Fusiliers. Died 2 May 1915, age 19. Son of George Henry Butler, 26 Armoury Yard, Wandsworth, London. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
CARTER
George Edward
13457 A/Sergeant,, C coy 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4 April 1917, 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 Private, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Died 17 November 1914, age 21. Son of John & Annie Chapman, 71 Great Whyte, Ramsey. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
CHAPMAN
James Victor
17883 Private, 5th East Surrey Regiment. Died 14 October 1916, 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 Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 September 1916, 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 October 1916, 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 Private, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Died 31 March 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 Lance Corporal, 20th Hussars. Died 23 March 1918. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
CORNEY
Leonard Alfred
21042 Private, 3rd The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Living Ramsey St Mary. Died 11 March 1917. Ramsey St Mary Churchyard. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.





Photograph Copyright © Martyn Smith 2002

CORNEY
Sidney
216331 Private, 27th Btn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 21 August 1917, 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 Private, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 October 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
CROUCH
George W
105577, 8th Btn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 26 September 1916. 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 December 1915. Son of John& Eliza Cumbridge. Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.
CUMBRIDGE
William
15329 Private, 9th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 5 May 1917. Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.
DARLOW
Arthur
13503 Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19 June 1915. Son of Mrs E Darlow, Factory Cottage, near Ramsey. Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
DARNELL
James
G/13319 Private, 11th The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 23 March 1918. Living Ramsey. Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
DAWK(E)S
[Frank] Ernest
9664 Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial and Great Stukeley Memorial.
DAWK(E)S
[George] James
41409 Private, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 26 July 1917. Formerly 203907 Bedfordshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
DAY
Ernest Charles
23701 Private, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 February 1918, age 24. Son of Henry & Martha Day, 1 Marriott's Yard, Ramsey. Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France.
DAY
George
19873 Private, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917, age 35. Son of Henry & Martha Day, 1 Marriott's Yard, Ramsey. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
DENTON
George William
291135 Private, 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 Private, 28th Btn Australian Imperial Force. Died 22 September 1915, 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 Private, 53rd Btn Australian Imperial Force. Died 23 September 1917. Ypres (Menin Gate) Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.
EMMINGTON
James Robert
42141 Private, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26 February 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 Private, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 17 September 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 October 1915, 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 February 191883. 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 Lance Corporal, 62nd Divisional Supply Column, Army Service Corps. Died 8 April 1917, 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 Private, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917, age 25. Son of Mr & Mrs William Few, 62 Blenheim Rd, Ramsey. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
FOX
Percy Ernest Cecil
320315 Corporal, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 December 1917, 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 Sergeant,, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 16 June 1915, age 26. Son of Gillson Fuller, 1 Potts Yard, New Town, Ramsey. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
FULLER
Leonard
1170 Private, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Died 8 March 1915. 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 September 191881 , 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 March 1915, from wounds received in action at St Eloi.

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

GARDNER
Joseph
17479 Private, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 15 April 1918. Alconbury (St Peter & St Paul) Churchyard.
GARRATT
Leslie Thomas
2nd Lieutenant, 32nd (East Ham) Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 3 July 1916. Bailleul Communal Cemetry Extension, Nord, France.
GILBERT
James
104290 Private, 117th Coy Machine Gun Corps. Died 19 November 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
GOAKES
Albert
268533 Private, 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 29 October 1918, age 24. Son of Thomas & Alice Goakes, of Ramsey. Montecchio Recalario Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy.
GODFREY
George William
19427 Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 November 1917. Son of William & Sarah Godfrey, of Ramsey; husband of Ann Godfrey, 6 Longlands Yard, Ramsey. Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Ramsey.
GOWLER
Job
51244 Private, 1st The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 7 June 1915. Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, Ieper, Belgium.

 

Photograph Copyright © Alan Grove 2005

GRAY
Reuben
23327 Private, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 23 April 1917, 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 Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 25 September 1918, age 45. March Cemetery, Station Rd, March, Cambs.
GREENWOOD
Frank
30312 Private, 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 20 May 1918, age 32. Husband of Edith Greenwood, 3 Trafalgar Square, Ramsey. Morbecque British Cemetery, Nord, France.
GREENWOOD
Harry
203249 Private, 3/5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 27 June 1917, age 23. Son of Henry Greenwood, 10 Field Rd, Ramsey. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.
GREENWOOD
Herbert
12477 Private, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 25 February 1916. Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
GREENWOOD
John
9894 Private, 1st King's Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 16 May 1915. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
GREENWOOD
James Percival
9829 Private, 1st King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 8 May 1915. 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 Private, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 21 March 1918. Son of Mrs MaryAnn Hamment, Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
HAMPTON
William Orr
2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Norfolk Regiment attached 70th Machine Gun Company. Died 1 July 1916, 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 Private, 1/5 Durham Light Infantry. Died 11 April 1918. Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.
HARLOCK
Willaim George
G/35039 Private, 11th Royal Fusiliers. Died 22 October 1916. 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 Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 September 1916, 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 October 1916, age 32. Son of William & Emily Harvey, Abbey Wood Yard, Ramsey. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
HARVEY
William
49390 Private, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 13 October 1918, age 29. Son of John & Ann Ramsey. Haspres Coppice Cemetery, Haspres, Nord, France.
HATTON
Ernest
39410 Lance Corporal, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 31 July 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 Private, 2/6th Manchester Regiment. Died 13 July 1918, age 23. Son of R & M Hill, The Lees, Ramsey. formerly 30638 Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Tincurt New British Cemetery, Somme, France.
HIPWELL
Albert Wilson
35619 Private, 1/4th Essex Regiment. Killed in action 19 September 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 Private, 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 28 August 1916, 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 Private, 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 25 March 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Ramsey. Formerly 25589 Northamptonshire Regiment. Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, France.
HOLMES
Leonard
32969 Private, 11th Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died 11 May 1917. Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.
HUBBARD
Edward
3054 Gunner, No 5c Reserve Bde Royal Field Artillery. Died 6 May 1916. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.
HUGHES
George
83421 Private, 143rd Labour Corps. Died 28 November 1917. 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 Private, 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 8 October 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
KILBY
George Alfred
23136 Private, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 July 1917, age 23. Lived Ramsey Hollow. Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult, Pas de Calais, France.
LAMBERT
Robert Henry
203271 Pte 1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 26 August 1918, age 20. Son of Matthew, Ramsey St Mary. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
LANT
Tom
43149 Private, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 26 November 1917. Mendinghem Military Cemetery Poperinge, Belgium. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial and also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
LAVENDER
Arthur James
1925 Private, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 25 July 1915. Son of Mr & Mrs George Lavender, 5 Gladstone Terrace, Ramsey. Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle d'Armentieres, Nord, France.
LEGGETT
Firth
20802 Private, 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 27 August 1916. Formerly 642 Hunts Cyclists. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
LEPLA
Jeffrey
13726 Private, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 25 September 1915. Son of George & Mary Alice Lepla, Waintfleet Marsh, Wainfleet, Lincs. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
LILLEY
Leonard Percival
30206 Lance Corporal, 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 25 June 1916, 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 Private, 3rd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 31 March 1916, 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 Private, 103rd Btn Machine Gun Corps. Died 13 November 1918. Son of William & Mary Lines, 88 Great Whyte, Ramsey. Etaples Military Cemetery,Pas de Calais, France.
LINES
Herbert
32768 Private, 131st Coy Machine Gun Corps. Died 12 July 1917, 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 Regiment). Died 3 May 1917, 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 Private, 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 11 September 1916. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.
LONGLAND
Charles Lavender
225595 Corporal, 2/4th London Regiment. Died 21 March 1918. Attached from 1st Royal Fusiliers. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
MASON
A
202368 Private, 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 13 November 1918, age 25. Husband of Florence A E Mason, 19 Station Rd, Ramsey. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.
MAYCOCK
Edgar
160563 Private, 38th Btn Machine Gun Corps. Died 9 November 1918, 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 September 1916. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
NEGUS
Ernest
S/417 Rfn, 12th Rifle Brigade. Died 21 September 1915, 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 Private, 2nd Middlesex Regiment. Died 14 March 1915. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
NEWTON
Arthur Leslie German
266595 Gunner, E Bty, Royal Field Artillery Died 2 February 1919, 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 Private, 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 Private, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 14 March 1915, 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 3 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 Private, 27th Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 25 June 1918. 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 February 1919, age 18. Son of Mrs Sarah Greenwood, 1 Princes St, Ramsey. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.
PEPPER
John
19564 Private, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 June 1916. Lived Great Whyte, Ramsey. Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
PETTITT
Cecil George
307716 L/cpl, 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 27 August 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke,Belgium.
PETTITT
T
possibly Thomas, 29727 Private, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1917. Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.
PICKARD
William
19560 Private, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 June 1916. Lived Great Whyte, Ramsey. Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge, Belgium.
POTTS
W G
102556 Gunner, 93rd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 17 October 1917. Son of Mrs E Potts, York House, The Field, Ramsey. Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France.
RICHARDSON, MM & Bar
Thomas Albert
24375 Sergeant,, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 18 September 1918. Son of Stephen & Harriett Richardson, Ramsey St Mary. Templeux-le-Guerard Cemetery, Somme, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.
ROOTHAM
G
267437 Private, 1st Bucks Btn, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 8 September 1917, age 24. Son of William & Emma Rootham, Ramsey. Ramsey St Mary Churchyard, Cambs. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.

 

 

 

 


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ROOTHAM
William Henry
267505 Lance Corporal, 1/1t Bucks Btn, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 16 April 1917. 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 Private, 1/1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 31 July 1917. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
SEEKINGS
Bertie Charles
2884 Private, 1/4 Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 2 September 1916. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
SEEKINGS
R J
King's Liverpool Regiment. No further information currently.
SETCHELL
Ernest
99642 Private, 8th King's Liverpool Regiment. Died 17 September 1918. 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 Private, 23rd Royal Fusiliers. Died 30 September 1918. Son of William & Julia Shelton, Hazeldene, Ramsey. Noyelles-sur-L'Escaut Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
SHELTON
George William
19359 Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 June 1915, 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 Private, 13th Middlesex Regiment. Died 31 March 1918. Etretat Churchyard Extension, Seine-Maritime, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
SINCLAIR
William
30331 Private, 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 3 September 1916, age 19. Son of Daniel Sinclair, Ramsey Heights. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
SKINNER
William
41319 Private, 4th North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 20 October 1918. Son of Joseph & Sarah Ann Skinner, Ramsey. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.
SLACK
John William
203282 Private, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 February 1918. Living Farcet. Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France.
SMITH
[Owen] William
163881 Gunner, 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 Private, 10th Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 15 September 1916, 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 October 1915. Manager of Barclays Bank, Ramsey. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
STACEY
H W
Royal Engineers. No further information currently.
STACEY
John William
202404 Private, 17th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 6 August 1918. Son of Robert & Eliza Stacey, Benwick Rd, Forty Feet Bank, near Ramsey. Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France.
STEVENS
George
11815 Lance Corporal, 7th Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 23 November 1916, age 36. Native of Ramsey. Etretat Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France.
STIMPSON
John Thomas
295791 Private, 4th London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 25 August 1918. Formerly 1360, 3/1st Hunts Cyclists. Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Somme, France.
STOKES
Ernest
238047 Private, 22nd Middlesex Regiment. Died 26 November 1918, age 32. Son of David & Jane Elizabeth Stokes, High St, Ramsey. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.
SUTTON
Leonard
43051 Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 September 1916. Formelry 1077 Hunts Cyclists. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
SWALES
George
19479 Private, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 December 1915, 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 Private, 1/4 Yorkshire Regiment. Died 10 April 1918. 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 Private, 7th The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 18 November 1916. Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.
TIBBLES
William
49778 Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1918. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
WARRINGTON
Fred
163831 Private, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 24 September 1918. Born Ramsey, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Saulcourt Churchyard Extension, Guyencourt-Saulcourt, Somme, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial.
WEBB
Albert
Lance Corporal. 41st Bt. Australian Infantry, died 1 September 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/Sergeant,, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Died 26 March 1917. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
WHITE
G H
32772 Private, 187th Coy Machine Gun Corps. Died 10 February 1917. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
WHITWELL
Russell
G/14908 Private, 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 Private, 2/2nd London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 24 April 1918, age 19. Son of G & Jane Willis, Lotting Fen, Ramsey. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
WILSON
Jess
23739 Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1917. No further information currently. See also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
WOOD
Arthur
26123 Private, 9th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 3 September 1916. Formerly 26016 Bedfordshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed on Pondersbridge memorial and also Ramsey St Mary Memorial.
YERRELL
Samuel
9492 Sergeant,, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19 July 1916, age 22. Son of John & Emily Yerrell, 26 South St, Peterborough. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
1939-45
AVORY
George Alfred
926777 Sergeant, Wire Operator/Air Gunner, 78 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Died 3 July 1941. 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 October 1941, 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, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 October 1940, age 20. Son of Horace Henry & Elsie Barlow, Ramsey St Mary. Ramsey St Mary Churchyard, Cambs.
BEDFORD
Jack
5882886 Lance Corporal, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, 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 Sergeant,, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 January 1942, 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 Sergeant,, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12 September 1944, age 20. Son of Ernest & Hilda Bowd, of Ramsey. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.
BREEZE
Ernest W
5882375 Private, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 4 June 1940, age 30. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
BULLEN
Albert John William
14271857 Driver, 6 Tank Brigade Workshops, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. Died 24 June 1944, age 34. Son of William James & Alice Bullen; husband of M E V Bullen. Lenham Cemetery, Kent.
BULLEN
T S
Royal Air Force. No further information currently available.
CADE
William Harry
1389837 Sergeant,, 619 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24 August 1943, age 31. Son of Charles & Emma Jane Cade, of Ramsey. Kiel War Cemetery, Germany.
CARRINGTON
Laurence Eric
14675604 Private, 1st Hampshire Regiment. Died 11 August 1944, age 19. Son of Tom & Ada Mary Carrington. St Charles De Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
COX
Harold
5837166 Private, 2/5th The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 6 March 1944, age 21. Son of Harry & Letitia Cox, of Ramsey. Naples War Cemetery, Italy.
CULLIP
Cyril
14631379 Private, 2/6th The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 1 March 1944, age 19. Son of Alfred George & Clara Cullip, of Ramsey. Naples War Cemetery, Italy.
DAVIS
Philip Oscar
115138, Flying Officer, 511 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10 August 1943, age 22. Son of Frank Richard & Sarah Elizabeth Davis,of Ramsey. Malta Memorial, Malta.
DAWSON
George William

Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner 1875339, 466 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost his life as a result of air operations during the night of Sunday, 15 October 1944. He was the rear-gunner, one of a crew of seven, in a Halifax plane, MZ299, which was on an operational flight to Wilhemshaven and crashed near Jackstede. Having previously been wounded in the legs during a flying operation over France, he had spent some time in a Yorkshire hospital. Born 17 December 1924, eldest son of William Ward & Violet Dawson, of 24 New Road, Ramsey. Formerly employed as an assistant at the International Stores, Ramsey. Buried in Sage War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 3. Row C. Collectuive grave 4-6.

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DEAN
Claude Edwin
5827609 Private, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died 7 June 1944. Imphal War Cemetery, India.
DUFFY
P P
525887 Sergeant,, 142 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4 August 1940, age 24. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.
EDWARDS
R
Suffolk Regiment. No further information currently available.
FEAST
John William
1055916 Gunner, 33rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1 June 1940. age 36. Sonof Edward & Carrie Feast; husband of Lilian May Feast, of Ramsey. Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.
FRANCIS
Alfred James William
5827514 Private, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Died 23 August 1944, age 25, Prisoner of War. Son of Alfred & Jessie Francis, of Ramsey. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

GILDING
Maurice William
562116 Warrant Officer, 70 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died 22 September 1942, age 31. Son of William Ewart Gilding & Mabel Emma Gilding, of Ramsey. El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.
GREENWOOD
Cyril James
14568800 Private, 1/6th The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 8 August 1944, age 19. Son of John William & Rose Greenwood, of Ramsey. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
GREENWOOD
Howard Gordon
T/328731 Driver, Royal Army Service Corps attached 42nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 5 August 1944, age 25. Son of Bert & Martha Greenwood; husband of Kathleen May Greenwood, Brockley, London. Labaun War Cemetery, Malaysia.
HIBBINS
Arthur Ronald
14742241 Private, 1/5th Welch Regiment. Died 2 March 1945, age 19. Son of Benjamin William & Fanny Hibbins, of Ramsey. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
HODSON
Cyril Taylor
14839861 Private, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 30 December 1945, 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 November 1942, age 18. Tower Hill Memorial, London.
INGLE
Douglas Herbrt
7931772 Trooper, 7th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 1 April 1942, age 21. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.
JOHNSON
Ronald Robert
5835126 Private, 70th Suffolk Regiment. Died 3 July 1941, age 19. Son of Harold & Annie Johnson, of Farcet Fen, Cambs. Pondersbridge (St Thomas) Churchyard, Cambs.
NORFIELD
Oliver George
1104633 Gunner, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 11 February 1942, 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 September 1942, 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 Sergeant,, 2/7th Middlesex Regiment. Died 31 May 1944, 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 Royal Air Force. Died 6 December 1942. Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany.
PAPWORTH
Arthur

5885217 Private, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 7 August 1944, 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 Private, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 16 May 1944, age 28. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
PEDLEY
Thomas William
2338583 Driver, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 10 September 1940. Bury St Edmunds Cemetery, Suffolk.
PEPPERCORN
Donald Henry James
1189709 Aircraftman 1st Class, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 July 1941. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
PICKARD
Horace Arthur
5830934 Private, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died 15 February 1942, age 22. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

ROOK
Cecil
C/JX 301352 Able Seaman, MN MTB 671, Royal Navy. Died 24 April 1944, age 20. Son of George & Lily Rook, Stamford, Lincs. Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire.
ROSHER
Eric
1054385 Sergeant,, 1 (SAAF) Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23 February 1944, age 28. Son of Edwin & Elizabeth Ann Rosher, of Ramsey. Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.
RULE
Stanley
14596928 Private, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 25 August 1943, age 36. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.
SERJEANT
John
130430 Captain, Royal Norfolk Regiment attached 1st Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 24 May 1944, 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 March 1943, age 17. Son of Jack & Kate Shepperson, of Ramsey. Tower Hill Memorial, London.
SMITH
Ellis
5833115 Trooper, 7th Queen's Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 4 June 1942, age 29. Son of Harry & Emma Smith, Middlemoor, Cambs. Kirkee War Cemetery, India.
SPENCER
Richard
7264550 Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 14 February 1942. Special Memorial C, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

SPENCER
Victor George
P/JX 523942 Able Seaman, HMS Victory, Royal Navy. Died 15 December 1945. Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs.
TAYLOR
Raymond Victor
14227043 Private, 2nd Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 3 May 1945, age 34. Husband of Annie Taylor. Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands.
TAYLOR
T
No further information currently available.
TINKLER
Owen
5827756 Private, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of dysentary 31 December 1943, Prisoner of War, age 24. Son of Jabzey & Elizabeth Tinkler, Four Hundred Farm, Benwick, Cambs. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

WHITTAKER
W B
Royal Air Force. No further information currently available.
WILLIS
Peter James Delwyn
Second Radio Officer, SS Rowanbank (Glasgow), Merchant Navy. Died 31 January 1941, age 18. Tower Hill Memorial, London.
WILSON
Francis Victor
5827782 Private, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 21 September 1944, Prisoner of War, age 25. Son of Charles & Mary Ann Wilson, of Ramsey. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

WILSON
John William
Private, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 14 September 1939, age 36, buried: Ramsey Cemetery, Huntingdonshire. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Wilson, of Ramsey; husband of Ivy Wilson, of Ramsey.

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