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SAWTRY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF SAWTRY WHO FELL IN THE
1939-45 -- GREAT WARS -- 1939-1945

ALLEN John Robert
Lance Corporal 16388, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 31st October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of George and Mary Ann Allen, of The Park, Connington, Peterborough. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. D. 157.
BARRETT William
Private 26132, 1st/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action Monday, 18th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Sawtry, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of James Michael and Ursula Jane Barrett, of High St., Sawtry, Peterborough. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.
BOWLAND George Henry
Private 39291, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 14th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Frederick and Louisa Bowland, of Ivy Cottage, Sawtry, Peterborough. Formerly 1684, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Grave A. 31.
CHAPMAN Charles Percy
Private 2128, 14th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F Died Saturday, 21st August 1915. Age 23. Son of George and Mary Ann Chapman, of Church St., Sawtry, Peterborough. Commemotated on Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey. Panel 41.
CLARK[E] Arthur J
Private 35998, 184th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Thursday, 7th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hemingford Abbots, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Sawtry. Buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. H. 16.
GINNS Albert Edwin
Private 31679, 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action Friday, CWGC says Friday, 15th but SDGW says Thursday, 14th December 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and enlisted Sawtry. Son of John Robert and Elizabeth Ann Ginns. Formerly 26837, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8 and 12
GINNS George Arthur
Private 30708, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 24th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Bedford. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Ann Ginns, of Sawtry; husband of Esther Ginns, of High St., Sawtry, Peterborough. Buried in Cross Roads Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave II. G. 4.
HAYNES Bertram David
Private 17638, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 19th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Easton, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Sawtry. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5
HODSON Edward
Private 17578, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Huntingdon. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41
HODSON Walter
Private 31908, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at sea Sunday, 30th December 1917. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on Chatby Memorial, Egypt.
JACKSON James
Private 202916, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died Thursday, 22nd November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 40. Born Westby, Lincolnshire, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Sawtry. Son of James and Sarah Ann Jackson, of Sawtry, Hunts. Native of Westby, Lincs. Formerly 269619, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in St. Aubert British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave III. A. 38.
NICKERSON Henry James
Company Quartermaster Serjeant, 7691, 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 23rd March 1918. Age 31. Born Dostall, Tamworth, Staffs, enlisted Hatfield, Herts. Son of George Nickerson, of Sawtry, Peterborough. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45
PADDISON John F

Private 31347, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 31st July 1917. Enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45

PARKER Edward
Rifleman 47382, 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Monday, 2nd September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave V. C. 29.
PARKER Herbert
Private 203144, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 3rd November 1917 in Palestine. Age 24. Born, resident and enlisted Sawtry. Only son of George and Lucy Parker, of High St., Sawtry, Peterborough. Formerly 735, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Grave XXX. B. 4.
PARROTT [John] Thomas
Gunner 111882, 335th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 27 July 1917. Born Midloe, Huntingdonshire. Enlisted Croydon, Surrey. Resident Kingston-on-Thames. In the 1891 census he was newborn, resident with his parents, Richard and Eliza, in Midloe, St Neots, Huntingdonshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, a scholar, resident with his parents, Richard and Eliza, in Cottage on Farm, Raveley Road, Raveley Magna, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Midloe, Hunts, a Flour Mill Warehouseman, married to Joyce Amelia, resident at 4 Wandle Road, Beddington, Surrey. His discharge papers give his wife as Joyce Amelia Parrot, of 86 Waddon Road, Croydon, originally with 1 Depot (8 August 1916) then 46 Company (25 August 1916), then 240 Siege Battery (26 August 1916), then 290 Siege Battery (10 November 1916), then 352 Siege Battery and finally posted to 335 Siege Battery 15 January 1917 which became part of the B.E.F. 3 May 1917. When he attested on 28 August 1916 at No. 1 Depot, Royal garrison Artillery, Fort Burgoyne, Dover, he was aged 35 years 5 months, a Carman. He married his wife, Joyce Amemlia Kitson, 25 December 1910 in Croydon. Joyce had one child born 10 April 1903 called Morris (Kitson), born Great Wakering, and then a second child called Richard Henry born 6 June 1911, in Mitcham, Surrey. His Army papers show his parents as Rchard abnd Eliza Parrott of Sawtry. His wife was resident at 86, Waddon Road, Croydon. Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 23.
PAYNE, M.M. Alfred
(Acting 2nd) Lance Corporal 32767, 18th Division, Signal Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action 1st December 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Huntingdon. Husband of Mrs. A. Payne, of Fleurbaix, Pas-de-Calais, France. Formerly 2611, Rifle Brigade. Awarded the Military Medal. Buried in Passchendaele (Passendale) New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave X. E. 29.
PEACOCK Tom [Thomas]
Private 3/9935, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 24th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Sawtry, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Mary Peacock, of Sawtry, Peterborough. Buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave I. H. 10.
REID William Bramich
Able Seaman J/1591. H.M.S. "Aboukir", Royal Navy. Died Tuesday, 22nd September 1914. Age 22. Son of William and Annie Reid, of "Sawtry," Chapel End, Peterborough. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 3.
RICHARDSON James
Private 7603, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 14th September 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Sawtry, enlisted Peterborough. Husband of Lilian Sharman (formerly Richardson), of 77, West Gate, Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
ROWELL Archie
Private 33135, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday, 13th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Sawtry. Son of Mr. J. Rowell, of Green End, Sawtry, Peterborough. Formerly 6337, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XVIII. M. 20.
ROWELL Herbert
Private 7604, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 17th September 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Sawtry, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Rowell, of High St., Sawtry, Peterborough; husband of Alice Mary Rowell, of North Rd., Connington, Peterborough. Commemorated on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
ROWELL William
Private 27873, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 17th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born, resident and enlisted Sawtry. Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. K. 27.
ROWELL William Kisby
Lance Corporal 43433, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 11th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Huntingon. Son of James and Alice Rowell, of Toll Bar, Sawtry, Peterborough. Formerly 737, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave B. 25. 45.
SMITH Charles
Private 18940, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 7th September 1916. Age 39. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of William and Mary Smith, of Sawtry, Peterborough; husband of Drusilla Smith, of Church End, Great Gidding, Peterborough. Buried in Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. A. 5.
STAPLETON James
Private 9440, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 19th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Huntingdon. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
WRIGHT William
Private 39418, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born and resident Sawtry, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wright of 2, Chapel Terrace, Sawtry, Peterborough. Formerly 786, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7
WOODS Percy
Private 23696, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 31st October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Wood Wlaton, Hunts, enlisted and resident Sawtry. Son of Joseph Woods, of 2, Council Houses, North Rd., Sawtry, Peterborough. Native of Wood Walton, Sawtry. Buried in the Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France. Grave B. 27.
1939-1945
ANDREWS John Edward
Private 6210342, 1/7th, Middlesex Regiment who died on Tuesday, 23rd March 1943. Age 24. Son of Hariet E. Andrews, of Sawtry, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia. Grave V. E. 9.
COLBERT J T
No further information currently
DACK Edward Harold
Driver T/187750, Royal Army Service Corps who died on Wednesday, 9th February 1944. Age 27. Son of William Hugh and Jessie Dack; husband of Gwendoline Nora Dack, of Sawtry, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Anzio War Cemetery, Italy. Grave IV, L, 10.
DRING Thomas Eric
Bombardier 915797, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Sunday, 25th January 1942. Age 22. Son of Thomas Henry and Emily Dring, of Sawtry, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 35.
ELSOM R
probably Reginald Elsom, Trooper 5834608, 142nd (7th Bn. The Suffolk Regt.) Regt., Royal Armoured Corps who died on Friday, 23rd April 1943. Age 22. Buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. Collective grave 8. E. 4.
GINNS George William Joseph
[Listed as George Joseph William on CWGC] Private 5777236, 5th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment who died on Friday, 28th May 1943. Age 26. Son of George Arthur and Esther Ginns, of Sawtry, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 2. O. 37.
GINNS Joseph Edwin
Sapper 1889874, 159 Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers who died on Monday, 17th June 1940. Age 22. Son of John Robert and Mary Ann Ginns. Commemorated in Pornic War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France. Special Memorial. 2. E. 14.
KETTERINGHAM R
probably ROBERT KETTERINGHAM, Lance Serjeant, 5675521, 4th Bn., Somerset Light Infantry who died on Monday, 29th May 1944. Age 26. Son of Robert Wilson Ketteringham and Emma Jane Ketteringham; husband of Hilda Mary Ketteringham, of Poole, Dorsetshire. Buried in Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent. Section Q. Grave 1140.
NIGHTINGALE S
No further information currently
PETERS Dennis Montague
Lance Corporal 5886205, 5th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Monday, 9th November 1942. Age 24. Son of John William and Sarah Jane Peters, of Sawtry, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria. Grave 3. H. 6.
ROWELL Desmond Roy
Stoker 1st Class, C/KX 151116, H.M.L.C.T. 1074, Royal Navy who died on Friday, 25th August 1944. Age 21. Son of William Henry and Mary Rowell, of Sawtry, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated on Chatham Memorial, Kent. Panel 78 Column 1.
WOOLLARD Sidney
Corporal T/221303, 63 (Airborne) Comp. Coy., Royal Army Service Corps who died on Wednesday, 7th June 1944. Age 32. Son of Theodore William and Violet Woollard; husband of Vera Mary Woollard, of Sawtry, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated on Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France. Panel 18, Column 2.

28 March 2004

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