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RAMSEY FORTY FOOT - WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed World 1 Roll of Honour
Compiled & Copyright © Trevor Webb 2004

The memorial is currently located in Ramsey Forty Foot village hall; previously it was housed in the church of St Felix which was a little green church built of corrugated tin. The names mostly all appear on the other local Ramsey. Details here have been supplemented from the superb Hunts Cyclist web site www.huntscycles.co.uk run by Martyn Smith.

Photographs copyright © Trevor Webb 2004

IN MEMORIAM

GREATER LOVE HATH NO
MAN THAN THIS THAT A
MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FIRENS

THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

ALLEN

Alfred

Private 203388, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Born and resident Ramsey, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Robert Allen, of Upwood, and the late Emma Allen. Formerly 849 Hunts Cyclists. He was part of a contingent of 130 men of the Hunts. Reserve Battalion who had volunteered for active service in December 1914. They left from Huntingdon station in carriages attached to the 10:06 train. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Also listed on Ramsey memorial

BURGESS, MM

John

Private 60026, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 1st April 1918. Age 29. Born Alconbury, enlisted and resident Ramsey. Son of Thomas & Hannah Burgess, Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey. Formerly 6253, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, Somme, France.

Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour - 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.

Also listed on Ramsey memorial

BURTON

Ernest Alfred

Private 1502, 1/1st Battalion, Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action 5th December 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 21. Born Whittlesey, enlisted Wisbech, residentn Ramsey. 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 and Ramsey memorial

BURTON

Nelson Charles

39221 Private, 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 and Ramsey memorial

EMMINGTON

R

Either:

James Robert EMMINGTON, Private 42141, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26th 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 and Ramsey memorial

or

John Robert EMMINGTON, Private 39428, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 17th September 1916. Formerly 1061 Hunts Cyclists. Born Ramsey St Mary, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Both are also listed on Ramsey and Ramsey St. Marys memorials.

HOLLIS

Charles

Private 40965, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 25th March 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Ramsey. Formerly 25589 Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, France. See also Ramsey memorial.

HAMMENT

James

Private 23133, 6th (Service) Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Age 31. Born and resident Ramsey, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mary Ann Hamment, of Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey, Hunts. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

HATTON

Ernest

Lance Corporal 39410, 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Ramsey. 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. Panel 45. See also Ramsey memorial.

HOBBS

Tom

Private 20802, 1/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 28th August 1916. Age 23. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Ramsey. Son of George & Ellen Hobbs, Mere Farm, Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey. Formerly 946 Hunts Cyclists. Buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France. See also Ramsey memorial.

KILBY

George Alfred

Private 23136, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th July 1917. Age 23. Born Ramsey, enlisted Ampthill, resident Ramsey Hollow. Buried in Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult, Pas de Calais, France. See also Ramsey memorial.

PEDLEY

Thomas

Private 425197, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 25th June 1918 in Ramsey. Born 9th March 1878. Enlisted 9th January 1915 at Dauphin, Canada aged 30, passed fit 15th January 1915. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, girth 36 inches, complexion dark, eyes grey, hair black, religion Church of Engand. Had a scar on his forehead. Son of Thomas & Jane Pedley; husband of Louisa Ann Pedley of Ramsey. Farmer by trade. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canda Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7697 - 31. Also listed Benwick and Ramsey memorial.

RICHARDSON

Frank

Corporal 18094, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 10th October 1918 at Salonika. Age 27. Born Warboys, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of John & Emma Richardson, Broadalls Drove, Forty Foot. Buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Also listed Benwick

STACEY

H W

Royal Engineers. No further information currently. Also listed Ramsey memorial.

STACEY

John William

Private 202404, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 6th August 1918. Enlisted Ramsey. Son of Robert & Eliza Stacey, Benwick Rd, Forty Feet Bank, near Ramsey. Formerly 25859, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France. Also listed Ramsey memorial.

STOKES

Ernest

Private 238047, 22nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 26th November 1918. Age 32. Son of David & Jane Elizabeth Stokes, High St, Ramsey. Buried in Ramsey Cemetery, Cambs. Also listed Ramsey memorial.

 TAYLOR

Sidney

Private 23638, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Ramsey. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour - 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.

17 October 2004

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