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STILTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards & Phil Curme
additional information by Darroll Pardoe & Richard J Ward

Apart from the Memorial Hall there is also a Memorial Plaque in the church which records the surname and initials of all the Stilton men. On this large marble 'hidden' memorial are included three further names. C W Bates, A Hillier and G A Hutton - the understanding was that these three men were not Stilton born (or district) but were farm hands from elsewhere. This could possibly explain their absence form the Memorial Hall. Listings from SDGW & CWGC show that there are many possibilities. Four other 'believed' Stilton born men are on neither. Herbert William Allen 18th Lanc Fus. James Briggs 2nd West Yorks, Thomas Frederick Eyles MGC and Frank Willis Royal Fus.

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Stilton Memorial Hall
Memorial surrounds the clock.

Photographs Copyright © Phil Curme - 2000

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In remembrance of the men of
Stilton, Folksworth, Morbourne, Washingley, Denton & Caldecot,
who gave their lives in
the Great War 1914 - 1918.

ADAMS
William
Private, 8033, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment killed in action on Thursday, 17th September 1914. Born Denton, Hunts., enlisted Peterborough. Commemorated on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial,, Seine-et-Marne, France
ARCHER
John William Butts
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who died of wounds on Tuesday, 16th February 1915. Age 24. Son of the Rev. George and Beatrice Butts Archer, of Stilton Rectory, Peterborough. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12 and 14.
ATKINS
James
Private, 3078, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment killed in action on Sunday, 16th May 1915. Born Glatton, Peterborough, enlsited Nuneaton, Warwickshire, resident Stilton. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XXIII. AA. 6.
ATKINS
Walter
Private, 30292, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Wednesday, 21st February 1917. Age 38. Born Glatton, enlisted Bedford, resident Farcet. Husband of Susan Atkins, of Back Lane, Farcet, Peterborough. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave III. C. I.
BUSBY
George William
Private G/18354, 11th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who died of wounds on on Tuesday, 16th January 1917. Born and enlisted Upton, Northants. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave X. D. 21.
BUSBY
James
Private 50508, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 1st September 1917. Age 41. Born Stilton, enlisted Bedford, resident Fletton. Son of George Busby, of Stilton, Peterborough. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. A. 8A.
CLARK
Ernest
Private, 7215, 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. who died on Tuesday 16th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
DARKIN
Robert
Lance Corporal, 14780, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action on Friday, 14th July 1916. Born Stilton, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave C. 4.
FREEMAN
Cecil
Private, G/11779, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment.) Killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Born Folksworth, Hunts, enlisted London, resident Brixton, Surrey. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2
GEE
John
Lance Corporal, 268526, 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died of wounds on Sunday, 4th March 1917. Born and resident Washingley, enlisted Fletton. Formerly, 388, Hunts. Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Bray Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave II. D. 57.
HERBERT
Albert
Private 13092, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 26th April 1915. Brother of Charles and Reginald, sons of Thomas and Martha Herbert of of Denton Lodge, Stilton (later of Great Raveley). Born Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Northampton. Buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais France. Grave I. C. 31.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 4, Page 81 - HERBERT, Albert - Private, No 13092, 2nd Battn. (58th Foot), The Northamptonshire Regiment

5th son of Thomas Herbert, of Denton Lodge, Stilton, co. Hunts, Farmer, by his wife, Martha, dau of Thomas Wilson; and brother to Private Charles Herbert and Shoeing Smith Reginald Herbert (q.v); born Steeple Gidding, co. Huntingdon 1st Sept, 1894; educated Stilton aforesaid, and at Deacons School, Peterborough; was a Schoolmaster; enlisted 2nd Sept, 1914; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1st April, 1915, and was killed in action at Aubers Ridge on the 26th of that month. Buried in the Rue Petillon Cemetery, Fleurbaix. A comrade wrote: "I have lost a true and dear friend, liked and respected by everyone in the Regiment. He was a brave and fearless young soldier, and gave his life for his country, as only a Brtish soldier can. I dont think he knew what fear was. I have been a great friend of his since we first met at Deacons School, over seven years ago. I came out with him on 1st April, and have been his constant friend ever since." Unm

HERBERT
Charles
Private 6071, 23rd Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in action Tuesday 9th October 1917 (he went to Australia in February 1913). Age 30. Brother of Albert and Reginald, sons of Thomas and Martha Herbert of Denton Lodge, Stilton (later of Great Raveley). Native of Denton, Hunts. Buried in Aeroplane Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VII. B. 38.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 4, Page 81 - HERBERT, Charles - Private, No 6071, 23rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, Australian Imperial Force

Eldest son of Thomas Herbert, of Denton Lodge, Stilton co. Huntingdon, Farmer, by his wife, Martha, dau. of Thomas Wilson; and brother to Private Albert Herbert and Shoeing Smith Reginald Herbert (q.v); born Steeple Gidding, co.Huntingdon, 24th March,1887; educated Hamerton and Denton, co.Huntingdon; went to Australia in Feb 1913, and settled at Cootamundra, New South Wales; as a farmer; enlisted 9th Oct, 1916; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders form 25th March, 1917; and was killed in action at Passchendaele Ridge 9th Oct, 1917 following, exactly one year after enlistment. Buried there. His Platoon officer wrote: "I came into very close contact with him, and I valued him very highly indeed as a soldier and as a man. As a matter of fact, I had noted him for early promotion, and his loss to me will be hard to make good. He had always impressed me with his splendid personality, and his gentlemanly conduct on all occasions............ He was one of the best, more than that I cannot say." Unm

HERBERT
Reginald
Private 40567, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action Tuesday 9th October 1917. Age 29. Brother of Charles and Albert, sons of Thomas and Martha Herbert of of Denton Lodge, Stilton (later of Great Raveley). Born Northampton, enlisted Liverpool. Formerly 1508, King Edward's Horse. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 4, Page 82 - HERBERT, Reginald - Shoeing Smith, No 40567, 2nd King Edwards Horse, and 2nd Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers.

2nd son of Thomas Herbert, of Denton Lodge, Stilton, co.Huntingdon, Farmer, by his wife, Martha, dau. of Thomas Wilson; and brother to Private Charles Herbert and Private Albert Herbert (q.v), Born Little Gidding, co.Huntingdon, 26th Dec, 1888; educated Denton and Stilton; was a butcher; enlisted 19th April, 1915; served with The Expeditionary Force in France from the following July, and was killed in action at Passchendaele Ridge 9th Oct, 1917. Buried there. A comrade wrote: "The best chum I ever had, no man could have a better." and an Officer: "He was one of a draft of the finest men we ever had." Unm

HOBBS
William
Private, 28039, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Born Farcet, Hunts., enlisted Bedford, resident Stilton. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
HOUGHTON
Abram
[CWGC lists as T A HOUGHTON] Serjeant Trumpeter, 5129, 14th (King's) Hussars who died of wounds on Monday, 26th February 1917. Born Peterborough, enlisted Aldershot, resident Stilton. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, iraq. Panel 2.
HOUGHTON
David John
Trooper, 145071, Northamptonshire Yeomanry who died on Monday, 1st July 1918. Age 25. Born and resident Stilton, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Caroline E. and the late David Houghton, of Fen St., Stilton, Peterborough. Buried in Bordighera British Cemetery, Italy. Grave II. B. 5.
HOUGHTON
Richard
Corporal 172342, Signal Depot (Dunstable), Royal Engineers. Died in England Tuesday 10th April 1917. Age 37. Enlisted Cromer, Norfolk, resident Sheringham, Norfolk. Son of Alfred and Eliza Houghton, of Stilton, Peterborough; husband of Ethel M. Houghton, of 102A, Conway St., Birkenhead. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Sheringham, Norfolk.
HUNT
Leonard
Private, 16559, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment killed in action on Sunday, 14th March 1915. He was involved in the Battle of Neuve-Chapelle where his unit was moved from place to place eventually ending up in a farm house, due to the confusion this caused the farm house was shelled by his own guns resulting in the deaths of the men in his unit. Age 30. Born Stilton, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Mrs. J. Hunt, of Church St., Stilton, Hunts. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

PhotographCopyright © Andrew W. Deane 2009

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ISLIP
Hubert
Private, 23415, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Age 18. Born and resident Stilton, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Herbert Islip and of Elizabeth E. Islip, of Church St., Stilton, Peterborough. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
JACKSON
Cecil Walter
Private, 393, 1st, Huntingdon Cyclist Battalion who died at home on Saturday, 28th August 1915. Age 18. Born and resident Silton, enlisted Yaxley. Son of Thomas and Jane Jackson, of High St., Stilton. Buried in south-west part of Stilton Cemetery, Stilton, Huntingdonshire. (see also The Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion)
JINKS
Charles
Private, 7370, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment killed in action on Sunday, 20th August 1916. Born Morborne, Hunts, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave XXVIII. H. 4.
PETTIFOR
Thomas
[PETTIFER on SDGW] Private G/13418, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) killed in action on Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Born Stilton, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Washingley. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
PRIOR
David Thomas William
Stoker 1st Class K/30930, H.M.S. "Staunch.", Royal Navy. Died on Sunday 11th November 1917. Age 25. Son of Paul and Annie Prior, of Rose Cottage, Folksworth, Stilton, Peterborough. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Column 26.
RICHARDSON
Ernest
Acting Bombardier 94381, 26th Battary, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Friday 21st September 1917. Born Peterborough, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. C. 22.
SCOTT
Wilfred Ernest
Private, G/27957, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died of wounds on Tuesday, 13th February 1917. Age 24. Born Bingham, Notts, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Stilton. Foster son of Charles and Maria Ruff, of Stilton, nr. Peterborough. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension, No.1, Somme, France. Grave III. G. 7.
SHARP[E]
James William
Pte 1946 1st Bn KRRC Died 18/3/15.
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THOMSON
Charles Nathan
[THOMPSON on SDGW and CWGC] Private, 9705, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 4th December 1914. Age 25. Born Stilton, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mary Ann Abbott, of Polebrooke, Oundle, Northants. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. B. 55.
WELLS
George Albert
Rifleman, 6141, 16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) who died of wounds on 23rd April 1917. Age 35. Native of Stilton, Hunts. Born Battersea, enlisted Dawtry, resident Dulwich. Son of Walter Edward and Harriet Wells, of 48, Forest Hill Rd., East Dulwich, London. Buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave Div. 3. P. 12.
WRIGHT
Thomas James
Private 14738, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuseday 26th September 1916. Age 26. Born Great Gidding, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Wright, of High St., Stilton; husband of Mary M. Wright, of Church St., Stilton, Peterborough, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D

"Lest we forget"

1939-1945

In grateful memory of the fallen of Stilton and District.

BROWN
Maurice Walter Dennis
C\JX 351202 Ordinary Seaman HMS Veteran Killed in Action 26th September 1942 aged 19. Chatham Memorial
EVANS-EVANS, DFC
Anthony Caron
Group Captain, 19018, Pilot, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on 21st February 1945. Age 43. Son of Anthony Arthur and Margaret Ann Evans; husband of Joyce Mary Evans-Evans, of Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Buried in Mierlo War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave VIII. D. 5.
EVANS-EVANS
Rowland Gwyne
123750 Flt Lt 2804 Sqr RAF. Killed in action 2nd October 1944 aged 30. Buried Leopoldsburg War Cemetery Belgium.
FISHER
John Michael
Pilot Officer, 102556, 122 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on 25th January 1942. Age 23. Son of the Revd. Thomas Frederic Fisher, B.A., and Edith Marion Fisher, of Llangrove, Herefordshire. B.A. (Cantab.): Selwyn College. Buried in Stilton Cemetery, Huntingdonshire. Grave 87.
JINKS
Leonard Robert
C\SSX 24672 Able Seaman HMS Pembroke killed in action 8th February 1944. Chatham Memorial.
RAY
Arthur
Lance Corporal, 5891279, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 5th April 1945. Age 22. Son of Arthur and Maud Ray, of Morborne, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery,Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave 12. K. 2.
KNIGHTON
Gerald Henry
Gunner, 834360, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment., Royal Artillery who died on 11th February 1942. Age 28. Commemorated in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Special Memorial 31. A. 8.
SCOTNEY
Charles
Private, 13005477, 75 Company, Aux. Mil., Pioneer Corps who died on 17th June 1940. Age 43. Son of Walter and Sarah Lizzie Scotney; husband of Winifred Scotney, of Stilton, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 154.
SPRIGGS
Bert
2351903 L\Sgt 54th HAA Regt RA (attached Royal Signals) died 30th March 1944 aged 30. Brookwood Memorial.

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