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ST IVES WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme
RAF/RNAS/RFC information courtesy of David Manning

The memorial stands in the town centre in Main Street, St Ives, Cambridgeshire. It takes the form of an octagonal cross of sacrifice standing on an octagonal plinth with a single stepped base. There are 74 names listed for those who died in World War 1 and 31 names for those who died in World War 2. The memorial was unveiled on 11th November 1920; the architect was Sir Reginald Bloomfield.

Photographs Copyright © Phil Curme 2000

1914-1918

"MEN OF
ST IVES
WHO HAVE
FALLEN
IN THE
GREAT WAR
MDCCCXIV
MDCCCXVIII
WE HERE
HIGHLY RESOLVE
THAT THESE DEAD
SHALL NOT
HAVE DIED
IN VAIN"

ALLEN
H Thomas
Private 3758 1/4th Northants Battalion. Died of Wounds Gallipoli. 31/8/1915. Enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Buried 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey. Sp.Mem. B48.
ARMES
Herbert Alfred
Private 41667 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Hemingford Grey. Resident St Ives Huntingdonshire. Enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 8/4/1918. Aged 19. Son of Herbert and Rosetta Armes, of 2 Oxford Rd, St Ives. Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne, Pas de Calais. 1V.K.4.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour Volume 2, part 4, page 4:

Private Herbert Alfred Armes, number 41667, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of the late Herbert William Armes by his wife Rosetta daughter of Charles Norman.Born Hemingford Grey 19-12-1898, educated Board school St Ives. Was a butcher. Enlisted in the Bedfordshire Regiment 19-2-17, served with the expeditionary force in France and Flanders from 30-1-18 and was killed in action near Bucquoy on the Somme 8-4-18. Buried in Rettemay Farm Cemetery, wnw of Bucquoy.

ATTWOOD
A Edward
Sergeant 40099 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted Lincoln. Killed in action 31/7/1917. Aged 27. Son of Sam and Sarah Attwood. Husband of Hilda Attwood of 3 Newton St, Lincoln. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 21.
ATTWOOD
Bert
Sergeant 11408 7th Service Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted Cheltenham. Died of Wounds Gallipoli 8/8/1915. Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey. Sp.Mem A.5.
BATEMAN
John W
Private 20711 1/5th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Born Warboys. Enlisted Warboys. Killed in action 22/8/1916. Formerly Hunts Cyclist Battalion 190. Thiepval Memorial. pier & Face 9A 9B and 10B.
BOWD
Frank
Corporal G/24196. 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Born St Ives. Enlisted Southall. Resident St Ives. Killed in action 3/5/1917. Arras Memorial. Bay 3.
BROWN
William Charles
Private, 20855, 1st/8th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment Killed in action 12-11-16. Formerly 898 Hunts Cyclist Btn. Lived Green Street, St Ives. Special Memorial 3, Martinpuich British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
BUTLER
Charles R
Private 203348 1/5th Service Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted St Ives. Formerly 389 Beds Regiment and 34 Hunts Cyclist Battalion Killed in action 19/8/1916. Aged 23. Son of J Butler of The Broadway, St Ives, Hunts. Serre Road Cemetery No.2, Somme, France, X1V.D.12.
BUTLER
Herbert
Private 43107 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Born St Ives. Resident St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 1547 Hunts Cyclists Battalion Killed in action 23/4/1917. Aged 32. Husband of Eva Ellen Butler, The Kennels, Croxton, St Neots, Hunts. Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
BYATT
Percy E
Private 43108 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident St Ives. Formerly 1548 Hunts Cyclists Battalion Killed in action 23/4/1917. Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
CATER, MC
Walter H
2nd Lieutenant 8th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 16/8/1918. Aged 23. Son of John Walter and Lavenia Maud Cater of Bridge St, St Ives, Hunts. Born Ashford, Midd'x. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. B.5.1.
CLACK
Bertram A
Lance Corporal 13028 Coldstream Guards. Born St Ives. Enlisted Wakefield. Resident St Ives. Killed in action 16/9/1916. Thiepval Memorial. Pier & Face 7D & 8D.
CLARIDGE
Ernest William
Private 153007 Labour Corps.Eastern Command Labour Centre. Born Chatteris. Enlisted St Ives. Formerly 80727 29th Battalion, Middx Regiment. Died 6/11/1918. Aged 31. Son of Samuel Harry and Kate Claridge. Husband of Mrs Grace Claridge of Oliver Rd, St Ives, Hunts. St Ives Church Cemetery, Hunts.
CLEMENTS
Ernest A
Lance Corporal 32282 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted Kingston - Upon - Thames. Resident Leatherhead. Formerly 1485 Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 15/3/1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs William Clements, 4, The Green, St Ives, Hunts. Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Pas de Calais. 1.C.14.
COOPER
Harry C
Gunner 741672 Territorial Force. Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. 49th Battery. Born Bartlow. Enlisted Huntingdon. Killed in action 26/4/1918. Aged 30. Son of Mrs E Cooper of Needingworth Rd, St Ives. Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, Pas de Calais. 1.B.2.
DAY
Dennis Ivor
2nd Lieutenant Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. 106th Battery. Died of Wounds 7/10/1915. Aged 23. Son of George Dennis Day and Margaret Jade (Meta) Day of "Rheola", St Ives. St Ives Public Cemetery, Hunts.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour Volume 1, part 2, page 96:

2nd Lieutenant Dennis Ivor DAY, Royal Field Artillery, second son of George Dennis Day of St Ives, Huntingdonshire M.A., L.L.B., solicitor and town clerk, by his wife Meta, daughter of the late Lewis Davis of Bryn-Derwen, Ferndale, Glam, J.P. and colliery proprietor.

Born St Ives 10-2-1892. Educated Sandroyd, co Surrey, Repton co Derby and St Johns College Cambridge.

Joined the Royal Naval Division on the outbreak of war in Aug 1914, but obtained a commission in the R.F.A 1-12-14, subsequently being attached to the 24th Division, 106th brigade. Went to France spring 1915, returned to England in July. Went back to the front in Augustand died at Boulogne 7-10-15 from wounds received in action at Vermelles 27-9-15 while on observation duty.Buried at St Ives. Whilst at Cambridge he studied Mathematics.

DAY, DSC
Miles Jeffrey (Geoffrey) Game
Flight Commodore Royal Naval Air Service who died on Wednesday, 27th February 1918. Age 21. Son of G. Dennis Day (Solicitor) and Margaret J. Day, of "Rheola," St. Ives, Hunts. One of the war poets. Father was town clerk of St. Ives. Served as Flight Sub-Lieut. at Trimley 1916, then as Flight Lieut. at Martlesham, 1917, on home defence duties, and at Isle of Grain as test pilot. To Seaplane Defence Flight, St. Pol (redesignated 13 Squadron 15th January 1918), as Flight Commander, January 1918. Noted as a courageous and aggressive patrol leader. Credited with 5 combat victories: 1 captured, 2 shared destroyed, 2 out of control; he is therefore technically an 'ace'. Killed flying Sopwith Camel; leading his patrol in attack on 6 enemy seaplanes, 25 miles north of Dunkirk, was shot down in flames into the sea. He was seen to be clinging to the wreckage of his aircraft, and although the wreckage was recovered by a warship. his body was not found. (His elder brother, Dennis Ivor Day, b. 10 February 1892 at St. Ives Royal Naval Divn. & 2nd Lt. Royal Field Artillery; died at Boulogne, 7th October 1915, of wounds received 27th September 1915 at Vermelles during Battle of Loos. Buried at St. Ives. A noted oarsman and a Cambridge rowing Blue. See "De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour" Vol. 1 Part 2 for biography and photograph of Dennis Ivor Day.) Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 30.

From Huntingdonshire Heroes of the First World War by John Bell ISBN 0 946965 21 8. Letter about Commander Day's last dog fight..

March 1917.

Dear

I regret to inform you that Commander Day fell in action on February the 27th. last.

He was shot down by six German aircraft which he attacked single handed out to sea.He had out distanced his flights, I think because he wished to break the enemy's formation in order to make it easier for the less experienced people behind him to attack.

He hit the enemy and they hit his machine which burst into flames but not a bit flurried him and he nose dived, flattened out and landed perfectly on the water.

He climbed out of his machine and waved his fellow pilots back to their base; being in aeroplanes (not sea planes) they could not assist him.

An immediate and prolonged search was made for him but in vain.

With deepest sympathy,
H.

DODSON
Alfred C
Lance Corporal 400988 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Born Swavesey. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Aged 32. Son of John and Sophia Dodson of 15 Crown Walk, St Ives, Hunts. Husband of Ada Dodson of 28 Bowling Green St, Warwick. Loos Memorial. Panels 85 to 87. Formerly 7456 Beds Regiment. Killed in action 15/8/1918. Also commemorated on Swavesey War Memorial.
DUNKLING
Frederick A
Private 18759 2nd Battalion Beds Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted Bedford. Resident St Ives. Killed in action 12/10/1916. Aged 26. Son of Arthur and Sarah Dunkling. 6, Oaklands Terrace, St Ives, Hunts. Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C.
FEARY
James Charles
Private 18801 8th Battalion Beds Regiment. Born & Resident St Ives. Enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 15/9/1916. Aged 39. Son of Mrs Feary of West St, St Ives. Husband of Loisa Feary of 17 Green St, St Ives, Hunts. Serre Rd Cemetery No.2, Somme. V111.E.5.
FREEMAN
Clement Metcalfe
Stoker - son of Henry and Ellen Freeman, born 28th October 1893 at Melbourne Place, St Ives (demolished in the 1930s). He enlisted in the Royal Navy as a stoker (2nd class) ONK 23801 and saw service on HMS Pembroke. He was killed in an accident involving HM Auxiliary Ship Princess Irene docked at Sheerness. The ship was being fitted as a minelayer and exploded without warning at 11.14 am on 27th May 1917. In all 243 men were killed. Virtually all have no grave. This accident was reported in the Times on 28-30 May 1915.
FULLER
Walter G
Private 208512 1/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Born & enlisted St Ives. Formerly 124 Hunts Cyclist Battalion Killed in action 27/8/1917. Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium. 1X.B.8.
FYSON
George P
Private G/18186 7th Battalion The Buffs. Born St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Somersham. Killed in action 3/5/1917. Arras Memorial. Bay 2.
GALE
James V
S Gunner 64427 9th Siege Battery., 71st Brigade., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 13/11/1918 aged 23. Son of William & Harriet Gale of The Broadway, St Ives. Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, Aisne, France. 1.C.24.
GEESON
Frank L
Private 3476 1st/13th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment. Died on 1/7/1916. Aged 22. Son of Frank and Clara Beatrice Geeson of Penge Villa, St Ives, Hunts. Enlisted 1914. An employee of Messrs Hitchcock Williams of St Paul's Churchyard, London. Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face D9, C13 and 12C.
GIDDINGS
Wilfred J F
Private 225517 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London). Born, enlisted & resident St Ives. Formerly 210 Hunts Cyclist Battalion, posted 2/4th London Regiment. Died 21/3/1918. Aged 34. Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Giddings of "North Haven", St Ives, Hunts. Husband of Florence Elizabeth Giddings of "Sunny Bungalow", Ramsey Rd, St Ives. Pozieres Memorial. Panel 85.
GRAY
Daniel
Private 22227 5th Battalion Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Born St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident St Ives. Died 18/6/1916 Mesopotamia. Aged 26. Son of Mrs Alice Gray of 4, Ive Villas, Needingworth Rd, St Ives, Hunts. Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. V.M.14.
HAMMOND
George W
Private 2871 4th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Enlisted Inverness. Resident St Ives. Killed in action 16/5/1917. Burial place unknown.
HAND
James J
Corporal 19500 4th Battalion Beds Regiment. Born St Ives. Resident St Ives. Enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 8/2/1917. Thiepval Memorial. Pier & Face 2C.
HARRISON
Robert James
Lance Corporal 106274 "B" Sqdn., 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.) who died on Tuesday, 6th June 1916. Age 26. Son of William Sparrow Harrison and Emily Harrison, of 6,Cromwell Place. St. Ives, Hunts. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 26 - 28
HARRISON
Wilfred E
Private probably W E Harrison, Private 41778 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 9th April 1918. Age 19. Son of William and Adelaide M. Harrison of 3, Chapel Rd., Isle of Grain, Rochester, Kent. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. B. 30.
HEWSON
William Charles
Private 7729 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F who died on Sunday, 13th January 1918. Age 29. Son of George and Emma Hewson; husband of Ethel Maud Hewson, of 16, Lichfield Rd., Southtown, Great Yarmouth, England. Native of St. Ives, Hunts. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31

Notes by Alan Davis:

Pte. 7729 Charles William Hewson, 11th Bn. Australian Infantry.

Charles, as he preferred to be known, left home in St Ives during the summer of 1913 bound for Australia and soon found work as a farmer in the community of Burracoppin, not far from Perth. In April 1917 he enlisted in the Australian Infantry at Blackboy Hill Camp in Western Australia and this is where he completed his initial training. In June 1917 he disembarked Freemantle aboard H.M.A.T. A30. ‘Borda’ and arrived in Plymouth at the end of August. He undertook further training at Sutton Veny near Warminster and finally disembarked Southampton, arriving in Le Harvre, France, on 30th December 1917. Within days he had joined his unit near Wulverghen, not far from Ypres [Iper] in Belgium. Barely two weeks later, on 13th Jan 1918, the 11th Bn. War Diary recorded the following event.

‘No. 5 post located at 0 35 d 31 blown out by enemy during early morning. Casualties 4 O.R. killed and 5 wounded.’

Sadly, Private Charles William Hewson was one of those ‘Other Ranks’ killed in action on that day and he is commemorated on the Ypres [Menin Gate] in Belgium.

His younger brother, Walter George Hewson, emigrated with him to Australia and worked as a labourer in the same community of Burracoppin in Western Australia. Joining the 16th Bn. Australian Infantry, he saw action in Gallipoli and France, was twice wounded in action and finally reached the rank of Sergeant. He returned to Australia in November 1918 and died in Kwinana, Western Australia on 27 June 1967.

HIGH
Gilbert C
Lieutenant 6th (Cyclist Battalion) Territorial. Killed in action 14/3/1917. Attd 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of William and Emma Ruth High of 21 Princes Rd, Gt Yarmouth. Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme. 111.E.3.

The picture is taken from the "Lloyds Bank Ltd - Memorial ALBUM 1914-1918". Gilbert, whose name is recorded on the St Ives,Hunts memorial, is also commemorated on the Lloyds Bank Memorial which is located in LloydsTSB bank plc registered address in the city of London. Gilbert High worked at Lloyds Bank in St Ives, Hunts.

HODGE
John
Private 13815 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted Grimsby. Resident St Ives. Died of Wounds 5/12/1915 Gallipoli. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 44 to 46 to 331.
HODGE
David
Private G/21222 7th Battalion Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Born & Resident St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 20247 Middx Regiment. Killed in action 18/11/1916. Aged 27. Son of John and Sarah Hodge of St Ives, Hunts. Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme. D.7.
HURL
Walter T
Lance Corporal 17741 2nd Battalion Beds Regiment. Born & resident St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Killed in action 30/7/1916. Aged 27. Son of Arthur and Emma Maria Hurl. The Broadway, St Ives. Hunts. Thiepval Memorial. Pier & face 2C.
COTTRELL-JONES
Walter G
Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps who died on Sunday, 17th March 1918. Killed in flying accident, serving as pilot with 105 Squadron flying a BE.12. Buried in ST. IVES PUBLIC CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire, grave 3726.
JUGGINS
Roger Tom
Trooper 6219, 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in action at Loueral, France 15th April 1917. Age 31. Son of Thomas and Julia Juggins of Burleigh Hall Farm, St Ives. He was born in 1886 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. He emigrated to Australia in 1912, aged 25. Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in 1916 at Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Carpenter by trade. He and two brothers built the Agricultural Hall at No Mans Lake District, West Australia. Commemorated on Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Somme. See Australian War Memorial Database and document attached to his entry.
KENEALY
Michael
Lieutenant. Although the memorial shows him as Lieutenant the only entry for Michael Kenealy is Serjeant 350168 7th Battalion, London Regiment attd. 4th, King's African Rifles who died on Saturday, 23rd February 1918. Buried in BOMBO MILITARY GRAVE, Uganda.
KINSHOTT
Arthur H
Private 22424 6th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 25th September 1916. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. B.23.60.
KIRBY
Harold
Private 23518 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Enlisted Bedford. Resident St Ives. Died of Wounds 6th May 1917. Aged 34. Son of FrederickWilliam & Emily Kirby of St Ives. Husband of Mary Ann Peggs (formerly Kirby) of London Rd, St Ives. St Ives Public Cemetery. B.727.
KNIGHTS, MM
William Osborne

Sergeant PO/790(S) 2nd Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Son of the late Mr & Mrs T O Knights of St Ives. Died 7th May 1917. Aged 27. St Ives Church Cemetery.

From Huntingdonshire Heroes of the First World War by John Bell ISBN 0 946965 21 8. Letter to Miss Knights about William.

B.E.F. France,
May 21st 1917

Dear Miss Knights,

Your letter of the 17th duly reached me today and believe me I cannot tell you how sincerely sorry I was to hear that Sergeant Knights had died.

Perhaps you would like to know that he had earned a reputation for bravery and coolness amongst a little band of N.C.O's and men in the Naval Division trench mortars.

I was not commanding the Battery when he was hit but I heard about it from the Battery Commander who was hit the same day.

There was to be an attack that morning near Arras and the Germans had a strong post near our lines.

This battery was therefore given the task of knocking out the post. After they had done all they could Sergeant Knights was hit.

The position was very exposed and as there was no proper communication in the trench (that ground had recently been taken), Sergeant Knights was bandaged and remained in the front trench until nightfall.

He was then carried back to the dressing station where we were told he might probably lose his arm. That is all I know except that one of his friends got a letter from him before he left Prance saying he expected to go to England any day.

He must have died very suddenly.

All his personal effects were sent to the Officer in charge of Records as soon as I heard he expected to be going to England. This officer will forward them to you.

We officers realise what a great privilege it is to command such fine men as Sergeant Knights and join with you and his messmates in deeply mourning his loss.

Very sincerely,

Cyril A Lynch
O.C.M.T.M.B.

LANTAFF
Linton W
Lance Corporal 12948 7th Battalion Beds Regiment. Born Needingworth. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident St Ives. Killed in action 20/10/1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. Panels 48 to 50 and 162A.
LINCOLN
William
Private 30218 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly Hunts Cyclists Battalion 1687. Killed in action 3/9/1916. Aged 35. Son of William and Elizabeth Lincoln of St Ives. Thiepval Memorial. Pier & Face 9A,9B & 10B.
LISTER
Joseph W
Private 18552 4th Battalion Beds Regiment. Born & resident St Ives. Enlisted Bedford. Killed in action 30/10/1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. Panels 48 to 50 and 162A.
LISTER
Richard J
Private 20316 8th Battalion Beds Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted Bedford. Resident Needingworth. Killed in action 15/9/1916. Aged 32. Son of John and Susan Jane Lister of Needingworth, St Ives, Hunts. Thiepval Memorial. Pier & Face 2C.
MANNION
E Victor
Private 31861 7th Battalion Beds Regiment. Died 24/4/1918. Pozieres Memorial, Somme. Panel 28 & 29.
MARSTERS
Charles E
S Gunner 3878 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. Died 6/11/1918. Aged 30. Husband of Hilda M Marsters of Hemingford Grey, St Ives. Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery, Nord, France. C.48.
MASON
Frederick W
Lance Sergeant 17654 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Born St Ives. Enlisted London. Killed in action 24/8/1918. Aged 25. Son of Mrs C Mason of 7 Oxford Rd, St Ives. Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 111.E.24.
METCALFE
Frederick
Private - No further information currently available.
MILLER
John F
Able Seaman 188565, H.M.S. Illustrious, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 18/11/1917. Aged 38. Husband of Blanche Miller of 17 Ramsey Rd, St Ives. St Ives Public Cemetery.
MOORE
John W
Private 38128 3rd Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Born St Ives. Resident Welling, Kent. Enlisted Hounslow. Died 13/7/1918. Husband of Mrs Moore of 33 Grenfell Place, Maidenhead. Native of St Ives, Hunts. Dover (St James's) Cemetery. M.G. 18.
MOULTON
Robert F
Corporal 20774 ast/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 12/11/1916. Aged 19. Son of the late Sydney Herbert Moulton and of Clara Lenton Moulton of "Mon Abri", St Ives, Hunts. Martinpuich British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. Sp.Mem.I.
NOBLE
Smith Herbert
Shoeing Smith 123815 Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Born St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Died 30/4/1917. Bray Military Cemetery, Somme. II.E.4.
POPE
Herbert
Private 30270 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Born Ely. Resident St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 1567 Hunts Cyclists Battalion Killed in action 3/9/1916. Aged 30. Son of Mary Ann Pope of 17, Hills Lane, Ely, and the late John pope. Thiepval Memorial. Pier & Face 9A, 9B & 10B.
PUCKERING
Herbert E
Sergeant Probably: Sgt. H PICKERING, 6th Bt. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Reg), d 31/3/1917, age 31, buried: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Son of George Frederick and Alice Pickering; husband of Ellen Louisa Pickering, of 15, Green St., St. Ives, Hunts. Born at Battersea, London. Enlisted 1899. .
RADFORD
Jabez S
Rifleman A/205383 8th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born & resident St Ives. Enlisted Bedford. Formerly TR/10/7281, 22nd TR Battalion Died of Wounds 21/3/1918. Aged 19. Son of Arthur John & Phillis Louisa Radford of The Waits, St Ives, Hunts. Pozieres Memorial. Panel 61 to 64.
SAYER
Edwin
Private 3/10815 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Born Attleborough. Enlisted Huntingdon. Killed in action 18/4/1918. Aged 29. Son of Martha Maria Sayer of 2 Crown Walk, St Ives, Hunts and the late Charles Sayer. Husband of Elizabeth Louisa Burrell (formerly Sayer) of 7 King St, Walsoken, Wisbech. Ploegsteert Memorial. Panel 3.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Volume 2, Part 4, Page 178:

SAYER, Edwin - Private, No 10815, 1st Battalion (9th Foot), The Norfolk Regiment

Son of the late Charles Sayer, by his wife, Martha, dau. of the late John Frost; Born Shropham, co. Norfolk, 22nd June, 1888; educated St.Ives, co.Huntingdon; was a Fowl Dealer; enlisted 26th Oct,1914; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from May, 1915; proceeded to Italy 7th Dec, 1917; returned to France the following April and was killed in action at Aire 18th April, 1918. Buried at Taunay, east of Aire. His platoon officer wrote: "Your husband was one of the most popular and best liked men in my platoon, being always so cheery and willing." He married at St. Ives, co. Huntingdon 11th Nov, 1911, Elizabet (3 Peeks Yard, St. Ives), dau. of William Roden and had two daus, : Doreen Louisa, born 21st Nov, 1912, and Alice Gertrude, born 26th Aug, 1914.

SECKER
Reginald
Corporal 18891 4th Battalion Beds Regiment. Born Littleport. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident St Ives. Killed in action 29/4/1917. Arras Memorial. Bay 5.
SIMS
Frank W
Bugler 295288 4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers). Born, enlisted & resident St Ives. Formerly 568 5th Beds Regiment. Killed in action 26/10/1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 148.
SMITH
Sidney G
Private Details not known.
SIMONS, MM
Herbert James
Private 47563 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 24/8/1918. Aged 20. Born and resident St Ives, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Fanny Simons of 9, Darwood Place, St Ives, Hunts and the late Arthur Simons. Formerly 238046, Middlesex Regiment. M.M. Buried in Daors Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme. III.E.63.
STEVENS
A George
Private 17842 1st Battalion Beds Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted St Paul's Churchyard, London. Resident Vauxhall. Killed in action 15/6/1918. Son of Jacob & Francis Stevens of The Quays, St Ives, Hunts. Aged 43. Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, Nord, France. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 4.
STEVENS
Reginald V
Private 26830 1st Battalion Beds Regiment. Born & resident St Ives. Enlisted Cambridge. Killed in action 10/10/1917. Aged 29. Brother of above. Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Voormezeele, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. I.C.I.
SWINDLE
Vipond V
Private 267518 1/4th Battalion Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Keswick. Killed in action 16/8/1917. Poelcapelle British Cemetery. 50.C.13.
TASKER
Alfred
Private 267519 1/1st Bucks Battalion Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. Born Fenstanton. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident St Ives. Killed in action 23/8/1916. Aged 23. Son of Arthur Tasker of Darwood House, St Ives, Hunts. Thiepval Memorial. Pier & Face 10A & 10D.
VILES
John L
Corporal 78435 Tank Corps. Born St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 1105 Hunts Cyclists Battalion Died 10/10/1918. Aged 27. Reinforcement Depot. Son of John & Aletha Viles of St Ives, Hunts. Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine Maritime, France. VIII.J.49.
WALKER
Cyril
Private 15966 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted Norwich. Killed in action 13/10/1915. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Walker, Needingworth Rd, St Ives, Hunts. Loos Memorial. Panel 30 & 31.
WATTS
Dudley Haldane
2nd Lieutenant 8th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26/9/1915. Aged 26. Son of Lucy Watts of West Garth, St Ives, Hunts and the late W A Watts. Loos Memorial. Panels 95 & 97.
WATSON
Harry
Private 537002 15th (County of London) Battalion (PWO Civil Service Rifles). Born & resident St Ives. Enlisted Huntingdon. Killed in action 28/9/1918. Aged 37. Son of William and Martha Watson of St Ives, Hunts. Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. IV.A.16.
YOUNG
Frederick
Rifleman - no further details currently.
RODEN
William
Private 10132 1st Battalion Beds Regiment. Born St Ives. Enlisted Bedford. Resident St Ives. Killed in action 9/11/1914. Le Touret Memorial. Panels 10 & 11.

1939-1945

ALLEN
Gilbert Fairley
[spelt ALLAN in CWGC] Flying Officer 159408 213 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 11th December 1944. Age 20. Son of Gilbert Ferrier Allan and Anna Allan, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. Buried in BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY, Yugoslavia. Grave 6.A.9.
BRADLEY
Noel S
Flying Officer - no further information
BROWN
Kenneth W S
Private - no further information
COATES
Geoffrey Gordon
Able Seaman C/JX 313508 H.M.S. President III (lost in S.S. Storviken), Royal Navy who died on Friday, 1st October 1943. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 68, 3.
DODSON
Ronald Eric
F/Sergeant 1332730 115 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Wednesday, 7th June 1944. Age 22. Son of Ernest Baden Dodson and Florence Ann Dodson; husband of Phyllis Joan Dodson, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 228.
EASTGATE
George
Trooper - no further information
ELSDEN
Sidney John Arthur
Guardsman 2724850 Irish Guards who died on Thursday, 25th January 1945. Buried in ST. IVES CHURCH CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire
FAVELL
Ronald Percy John
Fusilier 5837364 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.) who died on Friday, 12th May 1944. Age 21. Son of William H. Favell, and of Margaret Favell, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. His brother Pte. William Arthur Favell died in the United Kingdom. Commemorated on the CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 5. Mentioned on family grave in churchyard.

For more details see newspaper cutting.

FAVELL
Walter
Private 5880518 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 25th November 1942. Age 34. Son of John and Maria Favell, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire.Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Grave 18. A. 15.

For more details see newspaper cutting.

FAVELL
William Arthur
Private 5827940 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 8th October 1944. Age 26. Son of William Henry and Margaret Favell, of St. Ives. His brother Ronald Percy John also died on service. Buried in ST. IVES CHURCH CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire

For more details see newspaper cutting.

GATES
Eric
Sergeant Observer 1446136 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 13th September 1943. Age 21. Son of Harry Gates, D.C.M., and Gertrude L. Gates, of St. Ives. Buried in ST. IVES PUBLIC CEMETERY, Huntingdonshir. Grave 61.
GREEN, DFC, TD
William Edward
Lieutenant Colonel 23976 Cdg. 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 23rd May 1940. Age 41. Son of Henry Douglas and Caroline Green; husband of Cicely Clare Green, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-LES-YPRES, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave 1. L. 6.
HEWITT
Arthur H
Private 5831794 Royal Artillery Army Catering Corps who died on Friday, 23rd February 1945. Age 31. Son of Harry and Maud Hewitt, of St. Ives. Buried in ST. IVES PUBLIC CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire. Grave 4.
HOWES
Horace Harold William
Private 5886288 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 17th November 1942. Age 22. Son of Edward G. and Mabel E. Howes, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. Buried in TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Grave 4. D. 17.
JOHNSON
John Hele
Captain 64193 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 22nd May 1940. Age 27. Son of John Johnson, J.P., C.C., and of Beatrice Mary Johnson (nee Hele), of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. M.A. (Oxon.): Scholar of Magdalen College. Buried in KORTRIJK (ST. JEAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row BB. Grave 8.
KIRBY
Dennis Frank
Sergeant 1605950 Flt. Engr. 50 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Sunday, 14th January 1945. Age 21. Son of Frank and Minnie Kirby, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germany. Grave 2. D. 21.
LANTAFF
George John Arthur
Private 5886295 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Monday, 8th January 1945. Age 33. Son of Emily Lantaff; husband of Mabel Lantaff, of Needingworth, Huntingdonshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave 25. B. 2.
MAIN
Iris Hannah Isabel
Sister 213955 Territorial Army Nursing Service who died on Sunday, 29th August 1943. Age 27. Daughter of James Stewart Main and Mary Elizabeth Main, of St. Ives. Buried in ST. IVES PUBLIC CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire. Sec. A. Grave 58.
MASTERSON
Frank
[Listed as MASTERSO on CWGC] Private 5836693 Pioneer Corps who died on Friday, 29th October 1943. Age 41. Son of James and Eliza Ann Masterson, of St. Ives. Buried in ST. IVES CHURCH CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire.
NEW
Wilfred Henry
Warrant Engineer H.M.S. Victory IV, Royal Navy who died on Saturday, 10th March 1945. Age 43. Son of Henry Thomas New and Hannah Hanscombe New; husband of Beatrice New, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Buried in WORTH MATRAVERS (ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA) CHURCHYARD, Dorset. Sec. E. Grave 250.
NEWBY
William John
Stoker 1st Class D/KX 106550 H.M.S. Sultan, Royal Navy who died on Thursday, 21st September 1944. Age 24. Son of William John and Hannah Newby, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon, Panel 90, Column 1.
RADFORD
Cyril John
Corporal 6147652 6th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regt.) who died on Sunday, 8th October 1944. Age 30. Son of Harold and Florence Radford; husband of Marjorie Kathleen Radford, of Dorking, Surrey. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Netherlands. Grave 8. C. 2.
REYNOLDS
William Dick
Guardsman 2612123 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards who died on Sunday, 3rd September 1944. Age 35. Son of William Dick and Priscilla Reynolds, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire; husband of Ivy E. M. Reynolds, of St. Ives. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 5. Row A. Grave 38.
RULE
Alfred James
Aircraftman 1st Class 770830 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 23rd January 1940. Buried in ST. IVES CHURCH CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire.
SMITH
Dennis Whitlock
Ordinary Seaman C/JX 658181 H.M.S. Ganges, Royal Navy who died on Wednesday, 26th April 1944. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin David Smith, of St. Ives. Buried in ST. IVES CHURCH CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire.

Note: There is a HMS Ganges Association

SMITH
Ronald Arthur
Stoker 1st Class R/KX 112207 H.M.S. Tonbqidge, Royal Navy who died on Friday, 22nd August 1941. Age 21. Son of John Henry and Mary Ann Smith, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 55, Column 3.
SWEETING
John Ravenhill
Captain 107770 Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Thursday, 18th January 1945. Age 34. Son of Henry Ravenhill Sweeting and Louise Eleanor Sweeting, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave 11. G. 17.
WOOLSTENHOLMES
Eric
Able Seaman D/JX 255506 H.M.S. Shah., Royal Navy who died on Saturday, 29th July 1944. Age 33. Son of Frank and Alice Woolstenholmes; husband of Anne Woolstenholmes. Buried in COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. Grave 2. G. 11.
WOOTTON
Kenneth Reginald
Private 5886248 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Friday, 30th July 1943. Age 23. Son of Reginald Edward and Maude Adelaide Wootton. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 9.
WRIGHT
Charlie
Aircraftman 1st Class 909460 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 25th February 1941. Age 23. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Wright; husband of Olive Constance Wright, of St. Ives. Buried in ST. IVES PUBLIC CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire. Grave 896.
WRIGHT
Charles Henry
Sergeant 1616630 625 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Sunday, 19th March 1944. Age 21. Son of Harry and Beatrice Wright, of St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Grave 2. E. 16.
Buried in St Ives Cemetery but not on memorial
WOODS
Archibald Dennis
Cpl. 10th Bt. Worcestershire Reg., d 10/7/1916, age 27, buried: ST. IVES CHURCH CEMETERY Huntingdonshire, United Kingdom. Son of Mrs. Bainbridge, of Bury St. Edmunds; husband of Millicent A. Osborne (formerly Woods), of 17A, Vaughan Rd., Harrow, Middx

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