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ST. NEOTS - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2001

RAF/RNAS/RFC information courtesy of David Manning


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The war memorial is located on Church Walk, St. Neots

THE
GLORIOUS
DEAD
1914-1918
1939-1945

1914-1918

ACHURCH

Henry Graham

2nd Lieutenant, RFC/RAF. Bom 26th February 1886 at Wintringham, St. Neots. Younger son of the late Henry Achurch (farmer) & Matilda Achurch (nee Pentelow), of Wintringham. Educated at Kimbolton Grammar School. Took up business post in Singapore September 1910; joined Singapore Volunteer Artillery in 1911; returned to England May 1916; enlisted in RFC 8th August 17 gazetted 2nd Lt. 4th January 1918. Killed in flying accident 24 April 1918, at Belper, Derbyshire, aged 32, while training as pilot with 199 (N) Squadron. Harpswell killed while night-flying in an FE.2b. Buried at St. Neots Cemetery.

From Andy Pay's research "De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour" Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Volume 4, Page 1.

ACHURCH, Henry Graham - 2nd Lieut., R.A.F. - Younger son of the late Henry Achurch of Wintringham, St.Neots, co. Huntingdon, Farmer, by his wife, Matilda, duaghter of Ebeneezer Pentelow, of Papworth St.Agnes, co. Cambridge. Born Wintringham aforesaid, 26th February 1889; educated the Grammar School, Kimbolton, co. Huntingdon. Went to Singapore in September 1910, where he represented a Manchester firm. Joined the Singapore Volunteer Artillery: returned to England 31st May 1916; was accepted by the RAF 8th August 1917, being gazetted 2nd Lieut. 4th January 1918 and was killed at Belper, co. Derby 25th April following, during an aeroplane accident while night training. Buried in the St.Neots Cemetery. His Captain wrote: "He was a very keen and reliable pilot, and would, I feel sure, have gone far in his chosen calling. His loss is felt keenly by all who had the good fortune to know him."

ASHFORD

Alfred George

Private 28391, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 23rd March 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident St Neots. Son of George William and Alice Ashford, of Huntingdon St., St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 1742, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. C. 24.

ASHWELL

William James

Private 30219, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 26th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Hunts. Formelry 1694, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Commeorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A

BALDOCK

[Ebenezer] Arthur

Private T/203740, 6th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.). Killed in action Wednesday, 9th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Eaton Socon. Formerly 35999, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St Nazaire. Pas de Calais, France. Grave VII. A. 13.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

BALDOCK, E.A., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment and 6th Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.)
He volunteered in August 1914, and was retained for some yime on important duties at various home stations. In 1916, however, he was drafted to the Western Front, and was in action at many important engagements, including the Battles of the Somme, Arras, Ypres and Cambrai. He was unfortunately killed on October 9th, 1918, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Nobly striving : He nobly fell that we might live."
36, Russell Street, St Neots, Hunts
Z1151/A

BARKER

William Herbert

Private 225513, 1st Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 14th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Madeley (Madingley?), enlisted Huntingdon, resident Wellington, Salop. Husband of Hilda Jane Barker, of "Fairview," Cambridge St., St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 535, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XIII. C. 13.

BARNES

G

Private possibly George BARNES, Gunner 145940, "C" Battery, 155th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds Friday, 2nd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Sawtry, Hunts, enlisted Wisbech, Cambs. Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France. Grave IV. A. 9.

BARRETT

Cyril Reginald

Private 43096, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 4th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 1389, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

BARTLETT

John Thomas

Private 33595, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on Friday, 24th August 1917. Age 35. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Bedford. Son of John Brown Bartlett, of St. Neots, Hunts.; husband of Alice Bartlett. Formerly 2497, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. D. 2.

BAXTER

Ernest George

Private G/43675, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 22nd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Serre Road No.2 Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave X. G. 2.

BELLAMY

George William

Lance Sergeant 16631, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Brampton, enlisted and resident St Neots. Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann Bellamy, of I, Priory Villas, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension, Solesmes, Nord, France. Grave D. 18.

BENNETT

W B

Corporal possibly William Bembridge BENNETT, Corporal 15753, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Saturday, 26th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born Bourne, Lincs., enlisted Northampton. Son of the late Rev. G. H. Bennett and Mary Bennett, of Bourne, Lincs. Buried in Allonville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave A. 5.

BOON

Edgar

Private 3/6145, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday, 10th January 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Great Barford, enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery (Nord), Nord, France. Grave G. 15.

BOON

Oscar John

Private 23181, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 30th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Folksworth, Northants, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Arthur and Hannah Boon, of 1, Willoughby Cottage, Great Barford, Beds. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

BOON, O.J., Private, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in August 1914, and on completing his training in the following year, was drafted to the Western Front. There he was engaged as a runner with his Battalion, and took part in much heavy fighting at Ypres, on the Somme and at Messines. He was unfortunately killed in action at Passchendaele on October 30th, 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Honour to the immortal dead, who gave their youth that the world might grow old in peace."
Willoughby Cottages, Great Barford, Bedford.
Z1347/A

BRADSHAW

Syndney William

Private M2/132543, Motor Transport, Royal Army Service Corps attached Third Army H.Q. Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Sunday, 2nd February 1919. Son of Mrs Martha Bradshaw of Bedford Street, St Neots, Hunts. Buried in St Neots Cemetery, Hunts. Grave J. 1049.

BUNNAGE

John William

Private 48226, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Sunday, 23rd September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born, resident and enlisted St. Neots. Son of Mr. T. W. Bunnage, of Huntingdon St., St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. M. 23.

CARLTON

Wilfred Hall

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 39299, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 29th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted St Neots. Formerly 360, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

CHADWICK

Donald

Private 45141, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Thursday, 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born St Neots, enlisted Liverpool. Formerly 262148, Army Service Corps. Commemorated in Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial A. 14.

CHAPMAN

William

Private 15932, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 27th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born Eltisley, Cambs, enlisted and resident St Neots. Husband of W. Chapman, of Wyboston, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXII. H. 8.

CHILDS

George

Private 21042, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 26th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 10305, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of George and Emma Childs, of Luke St., Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86

COLBERT

George Thomas

Private S/4/143424, 31st Field Butchery, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Monday, 16th July 1917 in Mesopotamia. Age 24. Born Nottingham, enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Son of George and Elizabeth Colbert; husband of Ida Colbert, of Huntingdon St., St. Neots, Hunts. Born at Wellingborough. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave XX. K. 1.

CONQUEST

Charles Ernest

Private 59760, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died at home Tuesday, 23rd July 1918. Born St neots, enlisted Bedford. Buried in St Neots Cemetery, Hunts. Grave G. 934.

COOPER

Jack

Lance Corporal G/29545, 16th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 14th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Enlisted Eaton Socon, resident St Neots. Son of Charles and Eliza Cooper; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Cooper, of 9, Church St., St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave IV. E. 24.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

COOPER, J., L/Corporal, 16th Middlesex Regiment.
He joined in June 1916, and on conclusion of his training was three months later drafted overseas. He served on the Western Front for 11 months, and during that time saw heavy fighting in different sectors of the line, and was wounded in action. On August 14th, 1917, he was unfortunately killed in action near Poperinghe, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"A costly sacrifice on the altar of freedom."
Cambridge Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z1796.

COOPER

J

Private. No further information currently.

COPPOCK

William

Private 56520, "Z" Company,18th Battalion, Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday, 31st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born St Neots, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Charles and Harriet Coppock, of 35, East St, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Wevelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. C. 18.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

COPPOCK, W., Private, 18th Lancashire Regiment.
Two months after joining in June 1917 he was drafted to the Western Front, where he served through the Battles of Ypres, Passchendaele, Cambrai, Amiens and Le Cateau and many other important engagements in various sectors. He fell in action on October 30th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Nobly striving : He nobly fell that we might live."
35, East Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
TZ1807/A.

CROPLEY

Charles Roland

Lance Corporal 13804, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Tilbrook, Beds, enlisted Wath-on-Dearne, Yorks, resident St Neots. Son of George and Sarah Jane Cropley, of Coronation Villa, King's Rd., St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B

CROWE

John William

Private 39303, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Son of Mrs. J. Crowe, of 9, Prospect Row, Cambridge St., St. Neots, Hunts. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident St Neots. Formerly 1397 Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

DAVI[E]S

Joseph

[Spelt DAVIES on CWGC & SDGW, DAVIS on memorial] Private 20651, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 10th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born St Neots, enlisted Wolverhampton, resident Hull. Son of Joseph and Alice Davies, of St. Neot's, Hunts. Formerly 11th Hussars. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 21 and 22

DAY

Edwin Herbert

Lance Corporal, 6839, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 13th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born Eynesbury, enlisted St Neots. Son of William and Martha Day, of St. Neots; husband of Eliza Day, of Peartree Cottage, Huntingdon St., St. Neots. A Postman at St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 34170, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B

DAY

George Thomas

Private 43115, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 2nd September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted St Neots. Formerly 1625, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Somme, France. Grave I. C. 29.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

DAY, G.T., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in September 1914, and early in the following year proceeded to France. During his service in this seat of war he took part in many engagements in various sectors of the front, particularly in the heavy fighting duting the Somme Offensive, and was unfortunately killed in action at Arras on October 2nd, 1916. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"Steals on the ear, the distant triumph song."
Cambridge Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z1951/A.

DURHAM

Thomas Henry


Thomas Henry DURHAM with his wife Emily Alice.
Picture courtesy & Copyright © Mr & Mrs P Presland 2002

Private 23285, "C" Company,4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 29th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born Spalding, Lincs, enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Son of John and Annie Durham, of 7, Russell St., St. Neots; husband of Emily Alice Bellamy (formerly Durham), of Huntingdon St., St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. He was bom at Spalding, Lincs. On 20 January 1880. His Parents, John & Annie, were farm workers originating from Eaton Socon. The family returned to St. Neots and Thomas worked as an Ag. Lab., then at Paine & Co. as a Maltster. He enlisted at Bedford in 1916 and was killed at the Battle of Oppywood, Flanders, on 29 April, 1917. He has no known grave. All his army records were unfortunately destroyed in the blitz. He left a wife and five daughters. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

EVANS

Charles

Private 5706, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died Friday, 28th April 1916 in Egypt. Age 27. Born St Neots, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Charles Evans, of 33, Russell St., St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave B. 34.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

EVANS, C., Private, Norfolk Regiment.
He volunteered in 1915, and, on completing a period of training in January the following year, was drafted to Egypt, where he was engaged in important duties at various stations. He unfortunately contracted dysentry, and died on April 26th, 1916, after only thee months service overseas. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"A valiant Soldier, with undaunted heart he breasted life's last hill."
33, Russell Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z2114/A.

EVERNDEN

Ernest

Private 200878, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Eaton Socon, resident Kimbolton. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton. ***Note the name is spelt incorrectly and the year is wrong ***

EVERNDON, E., Private, 7th Bedfordshire Regt.
He volunteered in 1914, and uderwent a period of training prior to his being drafted to France. There he served as a signaller and saw much heavy fighting in the Arras sector. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action near Ypres on April 24th, 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Whilst we remember, the sacrifice is not in vain."
Eaton Ford, Beds.
Z2120/A.

EVERSDEN

George

Private 3/7677, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 28th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Eltisley, enlisted Huntingdon, resident St Neots. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

FISHER

Ernest Alfred

Private 6093, 1st/2nd Battalion, London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Friday, 22nd September 1916. Born St Neots, enlisted Hammersmith, resident Kensington. Commeorated on Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B

FOSTER

Frederick

Private 23284, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Thursday, 1st November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Eynesbury, enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Buried in La Brique Military Cemetery No. 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. M. 17.

GILBERT

John William

Private, 3/10746, 1st btn East Surrey Regiment. Died 9th May 1917, age 22. Son of Alice & the late George Gilbert, of Roxton, near St Neots, Hunts. Buried Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

GOODMAN

Samuel

[Listed as Sergeant on memorial] 27579 Pte, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 12-10-16, age 34. Brother of Tom Charles Goodman, Long Drove, Hilrow Fen, Haddenham, Cambs. Born Great Staughton, enlisted Bedford. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

GRAY

William

Private 25457, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Tuesday, 26th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Buckden, enlisted St Neots. Commemorated in Hancourt Britsih Cemetery, Somme, France. Special Memorial 3.

GREGORY

Herbert

Private 65138, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Sunday, 29th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born East Rudham, Norfolk, enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Husband of Jane Elizabeth Gregory, of New St., St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 35382, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle, Pas de Calais, France. D. 20.

HAZELTON

Frederick Ebenezer

Corporal 43098, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Son of John Hazelton, of New St., St. Neots, Hunts, and the late Jane Miriam Hazelton. Formerly 1391, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commeorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

HUCKLE

Frank

Lance Corporal 33729, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 26th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Bedford. Son of Henry and Jane Huckle, of St. Neots; husband of F. M. Huckle, of New St., St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 34178, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XXI. J. 3A.

JACKSON

George W

Private 225585, 1st Battalion attached to 3rd Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident St Neots. Formerly 1657, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commeorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 85.

JAKES [JACQUES]

Frank

[Spelt JACQUES on SDGW] Private 307709, 1st/8th Territorial Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident St Neots. Formerly 1658, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

KISBY

Cyril

Private 30215, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 24th October 1917. Age 34. Born Kexby, Lincs, resident Horncastle, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Ruth Kisby, of Upton House, Spilsby Rd., Horncastle, Lincs., and the late Robert Kisby. His brothers Arthur Walling Kisby and Clarence Wilfred also fell. Formerly 1659, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion, Commeorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A

KNIGHT

[William] Leonard

[L only on memorial] 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment, Died Wednesday, 26th February 1919. Age 23. Son of William and Katherine Knight, of Wintringham Hall, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XV. A. 5.

LOVITT

Herbert William

Private 31846, Killed in action Thursday, 28th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. D. 1.

MAILING

George William

Private 43502, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 1st April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and enlisted St Neots. Son of Alfred and Charlotte Mailing, of Cambridge St., St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 25302, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. K. 47.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton. *** Note the date discrepancy date above correct ***

MAILING, G.W., Private, 11th Suffolk Regiment.
Shortly after volunteering in January 1916 he was drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in important engagements in various sectors. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action at Arras on April 7th, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Nobly striving : He nobly fell that we might live."
Cambridge Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z3427/A.

MATTHEWS, M.M.

Walter

Sergeant 46224, 13th Hussars. Killed in action Sunday, 28th April 1918 in Mesopotamia. Born Eaton (Socon), enlisted Shorncliffe, resident St Neots. Awarded Military Medal. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 1

MOULD

H

Private. No further information currently.

MURKETT

Harry

Private 56567, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died Wednesday, 30th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born St Neots, enlisted Bedford. Son of Elizabeth and the late Harry Murkett, of King's Lane, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. E. 50.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

MURKETT, H., Private, 18th Lancashire Fusiliers.
He joined in June 1917, and in April of the following year was drafted to France, where he took part in the Battles of St. Quentin, Amiens and Cambrai. He was then taken seriously ill, and unfortunately died on Octonber 30th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Steals on the ear the distant triumph song."
King's Lane, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z3622/A.

MURPHY

H A

Private. No further information currently.

NEWTON

Walter

Private 16082, "C" Company, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Eaton Socon, enlisted and resident St Neots. Son of Arthur Newton, of Luke St., Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Commeorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

OLDHAM

Harry

Lance Sergeant 307667, 1st/8th Territorial Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 27th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and enlisted St Neots. Formerly 370, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Son of John and Martha Oldham, of Church St., St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

OLDHAM, H., Sergt., 1/8th R. Warwickshire Regt.
He volunteered in August 1914, and underwent a period of training prior to his being drafted overseas. On the Western front he played a prominent part in many engagements, including those in the Arras and Ypres sectors, but was unfortunately killed in action on August 27th, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Nobly striving : He nobly fell that we might live."
Church Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z3709.

PAGE

Ernest Charles

Private 3030, 5th battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 16th August 1915 in Gallipoli. Age 20. Born, enlisted and resident St Neots. commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218

PAINE

E L E

Captain, 17th Bty., Machine Gun Corps (Motors). Died Sunday, 8th April 1917. Age 38. Son of Helen Paine, of Greve d'Azelte, Jersey, Channel Islands. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel. Grave C. 66.

PENFOLD

Bernard Hugh

2nd Lieutenant, attached 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action between Saturday, 20 and Tuseday, 23rd October 1917 in France & Flanders, from the CWGC records it would seem he was killed on the 20th but not confirmed until the 23rd. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A

PEPPER

Frank E

Private 19875, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 29th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Great Staughton, enlisted and resident St Neots. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

PINDRED

George William

Lance Corporal 9270, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 31st October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Bedford. Son of James and Harriet Pindred, of Market Square, St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

REYNOLDS

Wilfred George

Lance Corporal G/50583, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Eaton Socon, enlisted Huntingdon. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

REYNOLDS, W.G., L/Corporal, Essex Regiment and Middlesex Regiment..
After volunteering in April 1915 he underwent a period of training before proceeding to the Western Front in the following November, and there saw much heavy fighting at Festubert and in various other sectors. He was reported missing, and is believed to have been killed in action at Arras in April 1916. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
Eaton Socon, Beds.
Z3949.

RISELEY

[James] Eric [Spencer]

Private 43097, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 21st August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Market Harborough, Leicestershire, enlisted Huntingdon, resident St Neots. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Riseley, of "Alberm," The Avenue, St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 1390, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. G. 5.

SEARLE

Harry

Private 18617, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 4th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 42. Born Kimbolton, enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Husband of Clara Jane Carr (formerly Searle), of Windmill Row, High St., St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

SEARLE, H., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in January 1915, and was quickly drafted to the Western Front, where he saw much heavy fighting in various sectors of the front. He was in action at the Battles of Givenchy, Ypres, Festubert, Loos and the Somme, where he was unfortunately killed in action on September 4th, 1916. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
Windmill Terrace , St. Neots, Hunts.
TZ4110.

SEARS

A J

Private probably Arthur Joseph SEARS, Private 22976, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 13th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Ampthill, resident Irchester, Northants. Buried in Serre Road No.1 Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IX. B. 4.

SEWARD

Norman William

Corporal, (148590) RAF. Native of St. Neots & Great Barford, Beds. Killed in action 10 August 1918, aged 21, in Macedonia; flying as observer in an Armstrong- Whitworth FK.8. with pilot Lt. Gerald Arthur Paxton (from Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham, aged 24; ex-6th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment - also killed). Buried at Sarigol, Greece.

SMITH, D.C.M.

Alfred William

Company Sergeant Major 205646, 1st Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action the CWGC states 31st March 1918 and the SDGW states 2nd April 1918 in France & Flanders probably killed on 31st and confirmed on 2nd. Age 36. Enlisted and resident St Neots. Son of David Smith, of Huntingdon St., St. Neots; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Smith, of 34, East St., St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 161 Bedfordshire Regiment. Awarded DCM, posted 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

SMITH, A.W., Company Sergeant-Major, 1st LondonRegiment (Royal Fusiliers).
Mobilised in August 1914, he was retained on important duties as an Instructor in England until October 1916, and then proceeded to the Western front, where he was wounded at Arras June 1917. Invalided home, he returned to France, however, in February 1918, and was unfortunately killed in action at Gommecourt on MArch 31st of that year. he had been awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous bravery in the Field at the time being wounded, and was also entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His memory is cherished with pride."
34, East Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
TZ4231.

SMITH

S

Private. possibly Samuel SMITH, Private 20675, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 22nd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Eaton Socon, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A

SMITH

William Arthur

Private 43558, 9th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Thursday, 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Son of Arthur and Minnie Smith, of Huntingdon St., St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 5457, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

SMITH, W.A., Private, Beds Regt. and M.G.C.
Volunterring in October 1915, he was drafted overseas in the following July. Whilst on the Western Front he took part in several important engagements, including those in the Arras, Ypres and Cambrai sectors. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on the Somme front on March 21st, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"The path of duty was the way to glory."
Huntingdon Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z4203.

STOREY

William Ernest

Private 30259, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 8th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Pentney, Norfolk, enlisted St Neots. Age 32. Formerly 1671, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Son of Annie Storey, of New St., St. Neot's, Hunts, and the late Walter Storey. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3

TASSELL

[George] William

[Spelt TASSEL on SDGW] Private 892, 1st/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds Friday, 16th July 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Nottingham. Son of George and Eliza Tassell; husband of Florence Smith (formerly Tassell), of 17, Russell St., St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VII. B. 17.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton. *** Note the different initials ***

TASSELL, N.G.W., Private, Sherwood Foresters.
Volunteering in August 1914, he was drafted to the Western Front early in the following year, and there took part in the Battles of neuve Chapelle and Hill 60 and many minor engagements. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle near festubert on July 16th, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"The path of duty was the way to glory."
Russell Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z4360.

From Huntingdonshire Heroes of the First World War by John Bell ISBN 0 946965 21 8. Letter to Mrs. Tassell William's wife from his Company Commander E.H. Spalding and another from his friend Alf.

July 21st 1915.

Dear Mrs. Tassell,

It is with great regret that I have to write and tell you that your husband Pte. W. Tassell died from wounds recived whilst on duty last week in the trenches.

You will no doubt by now have recieved official notice of this sad event, but as Company Commander I fell I must write and say how very much we all deplore his loss.

He was an excellent soldier and very popular with all in his Company and his sad end is felt by us all.

Our Chaplain buried him at Dicks Busch in a cemetery where so many of our good fellows have been laid to rest.

I can only add that the officers and all his friends in the Company tend their sincere sympathy to you in this great trial.

Yours truly,

E. H. Spalding

July 30 1915

Dear Mrs Tassell,

How to write these few lines to you recounting the death of my poor old pal your dear husband I do not know, but I feel I must write and share with you in your sad trouble.

I have thought much about you and the two little boys since it has happened, also of how you will miss him and how awful it will be never to see him again. I missed him then and miss him more and more now we are back in our resting place.

For sometime I couldn't believe it was true while we were in the trenches but now we are out I know it to be true.

It has upset me ever so much and I feel properly worn out and run down.

Poor bill was more like a brother to me and a proper mate as true as steel. I often think I can still hea his voice and that I shall see him yet.

He was shot through both legs with one of those deadly explosive bullets the rotten Germans use so freely and nobody but God Alone knows what pain he suffered.

He spoke of you and the two boys several times as he lay there lingering and not long before he passed away he sent a message up to the trenches by a guide to me saying I wasn't to tell you.

He lost a great deal of blood as the bullet pierced the main artery and it was owing to that and the reaction, shock and worry about you that he passed away poor fellow.

Sending my deepest sympathy and may God guide and protect you and the children in the hour of trouble.

Believe me to remain Bill's pal.

Alf.

WARD

Charles William

[Private on SDGW] Lance Corporal 30896, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 22nd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Graveley, enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VI. D. 45.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

WARD, C.W., L/Cpl., 7th Bedfordshire Regt.
Four months after joining in July 1916, he was sent to France, and took part in severe fighting in many sectors. He rendered valuable services on the Ypres front, but was unfortunately killed in action on octyober 22nd, 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice."
Brook Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z2283.

WARNER

Sidney [George]

Private 267564, 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 15th August 1916. Born Eaton Toe (according to SDGW CD-rom, but either Easton Socon or Eaton Ford), enlisted Huntingdon, living Ramsey. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WATTS

Percy Edward

Private 39259, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident St Neots. Formerly 1355, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WHITE

Frank M

Private 1484, 1st Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps attached to Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action Tuesday, 15th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St Neots, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Eaton Socon.. Commeorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 C

WHITE

George [David]

Sergeant 635, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Huntingdon, enlisted Grimsby, resident St Neots. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

WHITTET

Frank

Private 30337, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 3rd September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 1756, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B

WILSON

Reginald Charles

Private 1st Class (105509) RAF. Native of St. Neots. Died 28th October 1918 in UK, aged 22, of wounds received while serving with No. 2 Kite Balloon Section. Buried at St. Neots.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

WILSON, R.C., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
Joining in March 1916, he completed his training, and was drafted to France with the Bedforshire Regiment in October 1916. There he took part in much heavy fighting on the Somme, Arras and Messines fronts, and was wounded at Ypres in September 1917. He was invalided home, and later was posted to the Royal Air Force, but again went into hospital on account of his wounds, and unhappily died on October 28th, 1918, after undergoing an operastion. He was buried with full military honours at St. Neots and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His memory is cherished with pride."
Huntingdon Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z2430/C.

Not on Memorial
HOWELL Eunice
WRAF (3118). Died 2nd November 1918 while serving with No. 4 Stores District Park. Buried at St. Neots. Whilst she is buried in St. Neots Cemetery she was not a native of St. Neots. She lived at Station Road, Soham, Cambridgeshire when she got married. Her name is not on the Soham War Memorial. She had previously worked at Ely but when the WRAF was formed in April 1918 she transferred across from the QMAAC.
ROYDS Thomas Allington 2nd Lt. RFC/RAF. Native of St. Neots. Killed in flying accident 20th April 1918, aged 33, while serving as pilot with 59 Squadron, Vert Galant; flying an RE.8. Buried at Toutencourt, France.
1939-1945

ALLEN

A

Trooper . No further information currently.

BELLAMY

E S

Private. probably Eric Stanley BELLAMY, Private 14370782, 1st Bn., The King's Regiment (Liverpool)who died on Thursday, 25th May 1944. Age 28. Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Face 5.

C[H]AMBERS

Frederick Thomas

Gunner 5832508, 2 Maritime Regt., Royal Artillery who died on
Thursday 8 May 1941. Age 27. Son of Frederick William and Kate Cambers, of St Neots, Huntingdonshire. Commeorated on Portsouth Naval memorial, Hampshire. Panel 61, Column 3.

CRAVEN-VEITON

P G

Flying Officer. No further information currently.

DICKERSON

G K

Gunner. No further information currently.

HAND

Walter Frederick William

Private 5956299, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment who died on Monday, 28th August 1944. Age 31. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Kranji Cemetery, Singapore. Column 63.

HARDY

Albert George

Sapper 2047479, 248 Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Tuesday, 21st May 1940. Age 23. Buried in Templeuve Communal Cemetry, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave Row B. Grave 4.

HARTOP

Harold Benjamin

Private 7958619, 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 15th December 1942. Age 20. Son of George and Nellie Hartop, of St. Neots. Buried in St. Neots Cemetery, Huntingdonshire. Section E.1. Grave 1352.

HAWKEY

Thomas Michael

Flying Officer 150448, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 3rd April 1945. Age 22. Son of Thomas Henry and Phyllis Hawkey, of St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Naples War Cemetery, Italy. Grave IV. G. 10.

HISCOCK

Geoffrey John

2nd Lieutenant, 190185, 71st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment who died on Friday, 19th September 1941. Son of John and Beatrice Hiscock, of St. Neots. Buried in Kimboloron Cemetery, Huntingdonshire. Grave J. 18.N.

HOWARD

D

Private. No further information currently.

JARVIS

Cyril Tarrant

Ordinary Seaman, JX 518570, H.M.S. Collingwood., Royal Navy who died on Friday, 18th June 1943. Age 18. Son of William Herbert and Hester Jane Jarvis, of St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire. Grave E. 63. 19.

JONES

Hayden Glenville

Private 5884711, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 23rd May 1940. Age 17. Son of Thomas John and Margaret Jane Jones, of St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Maroeuil Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 30.

LAWRENCE

Richard Charles

Aircraftman 2nd Class, 1291948, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Friday, 17th January 1941. Age 33. Son of James and Grace Lawrence; husband of Winifred Irene Lawrence, of Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in St. Neots Cemetery, Huntingdonshire. Section A. Grave 113A.

MADDY

Kenneth John [James]

Driver, 14346761, 7th Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Tuesday, 3rd April 1945. Age 30. Son of Charles and Aoltia Maddy; husband of Bertha Elizabeth Maddy, of St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Phaleron War Cemetery , Greece. Grave 18. C. 17.

McMILLAN

John Alexander

Leading Seaman, LT/JX321032, H.M.S. Europa., Royal Naval Patrol Service who died on Monday, 25th February 1946. Age 45. Son of Horace and Lily McMillan; husband of May Kitty McMillan, of Huntingdon St., St. Neots and father of Margaret. Died in Papworth sanitorium. Commemorated in Cambridge Crematorium, Cambridgeshire. Column 1.

PATERSON

Ernest Corbett

Trooper, 14305012, 1st, Lothians and Border Horse, R.A.C. who died on Monday, 14th August 1944. Age 20. Son of Ernest J. and Annie E. Paterson, of Tottenham, Middlesex. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 10, Column 1.

RANSON

Henry Sidney George

Lance Bombadier, 1097227, Royal Artillery who died on Monday, 13th March 1944. Age 36. Son of Sidney Ranson, and of Ada Ranson, of St. Neot's, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Grave VII. E. 18.

RANSON

Percy Dennis

Lance Sergeant, 5950395, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Sunday, 13th August 1944. Age 26. Son of Sidney and Ada Ranson; husband of Joan Githa Hilda Marjorie Ranson, of South Barrow, Somerset. Buried in St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave I. B. 4.

SANDISON

William Richard

Sergeant, 319089, Inns of Court Regt., R.A.C. who died on Saturday, 2nd September 1944. Age 24. Son of Louisa Sandison, of St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Buried in St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France. Plot 6. Row B. Grave 11.

SCULLY

John

Trooper, 6349424, 'B' Sqn., Inns of Court Regt., R.A.C. who died on Sunday, 9th July 1944. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Scully; husband of Joan Rosamund Scully, of St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave XXVII. E. 5.

THORNTON

F J

Lance Corporal. No further information currently.

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