War 1 & 2 & Korean - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Liz Carter 2003
Memorial, dedicated in January 1920 in the Lady Chapel (South Aisle). A mosaic
beneath the window, depicting the crucifixion, designed by William Glasby, contains
the names of 13 men of Upwood & Raveley parish who gave their lives in the
Great War, together with four men who (as far as can be ascertained) were killed
in flying accidents related to local airfields.
the mosaic on one small brass plate are the names of the two men from the parish
who gave their lives in the Second World War. On another is the name of a soldier
who died a prisoner of war in Korea.
1898 in Upwood, youngest of ten children of William and Mary Ann
Braybrook of Upwood. Enlisted in Huntingdon as Private 1306, Hunts
Cyclist Corp May 1915. Transferred to Private 39271, 1st Battalion,
Royal Berkshire. Wounded on 13th November 1916 in right arm, sent
to Rosemead Hospital in Wales where died on 22nd December 1916 from
septic poisoning aged 18 years. Buried in Upwood cemetery with own
family gravestone and CWGC stone alongside.
9th July 1890. Served as Private 216331, 27th Battalion, Canadian
Infantry (Manitoba Regt). Died 21st August 1917, aged 27 yrs. Married
to Ida E. Corney of 39 Field Terrace, Ramsey although attestation
papers list her as 34 Little Whyte, Ramsey. According to his attestation
papers he was living at 683 Sherbrooke St., Winnpeg, Canada and
was born in Ramsey. By trade he was a butcher and belonged to the
100th Winnipeg Grenadiers. He enlisted 28th January 1916 in Winnipeg.
According to his attestation papers he was 25 years 5½ months
old when he enlisted, 5 feet 5½ inches tall, 35½ inch
waist. Complexion fair, eyes grey, hair brown and his religion was
Church of England. Death commemorated on the Canadian memorial at
Vimy Ridge. Nation Archives of Canada Reference: RG 150, Accession
1992-93/166, Box 2011 - 24. See also Ramsey
and the National
Archives of Canada.
at Gt. Raveley school June 1872, eldest son of George and Ellen
Deighton, thatcher. In 1901 working for his father George as a thatcher.
Joined Territorials prior to outbreak of war. Joined 4th Beds. Died
15 June 1915 (from individual memorial plaque in church). No record
on CWGC site or SDGW CD - believed to have died at home. Under investigation.
New England, Peterborough son of John and Hannah Giddens. Enlisted
in Bedford 23rd March 1916 from Gt. Raveley, Private 27584, 4th
Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiemnt. Killed in action 13th November
1916 - reported in Hunts Post 29th December 1916 at the Battle of
the Ancre. Commemorated in Ancre British Cemetery, BeaumontHamel.
24 Dec 1894 son of Samuel and Selina Hughes of Upwood. Born and
resident Upwood, enlisted at Ramsey - Private 73, 'C' Company, 1st
Battalion, Huntingdon Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died
at home on 4th January 1917 aged 22 years.
14 Oct 1898, youngest son of Albert and Martha Ingle, blacksmith.
Enlisted Huntingdonshire Cyclists Bn no. 1298 before 14th May 1915
and transferred to 14th Bn Royal Warwiçks at Private no.
30199. Died 25 Jun 1918 aged 18 yrs. Commemorated on Bay 3 of Arras
Memorial, Pas de Calais.
on memorial] Captain, son of Col. Arthur & Elizabeth Mowbray
of Upwood House. Served in Royal Berkshire Regiment. Survived Great
War but contracted illness in trenches. Admitted to hospital where
he died on 16th September 1919. Buried at Hythe, memorial service
held at Upwood church.
in Upwood 25th December 1889, second son of Cornelius and Mary Kate
Murfin, carpenter of Upwood. Enlisted in Huntingdon, resident Upwood.
Was TR/10/6314, T.R. Battalion before joining 9th Battalion, King's
Royal Rifle Corps - Rifleman A/205116 and died of wounds on 27th
March 1918 near St. Quentin. Commemorated on Grand-Seraucourt British
died 26th August 1917 in France - from postcard with his photograph.
Born Hitchin, Hertfordshire, enlisted Huntingdon. Driver 140308
'T' Bty, Royal Horse Artillery. Commorated at Zuydcoote Military
1884, eldest son of Elijah & Fanny Shelton of Upwood. Married
to Albina Shelton. Private 19359 of 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire
Regiment. Born Ramsey, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Ramsey Heights.
Killed in action 16th June 1915 and commemorated at Le Touret Memorial
in Pas de Calais. His brother Tom (born 1891) also served in 3rd
Northants and was badly wounded in 1914 but survived.
27709, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th
May 1918. Born Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident
Upwood. Buried in Aveluy Wood Cemetery (Somme). Grave I. H. 15.
26 August 1888, eldest son of Harry & Elizabeth Sinclair, carrier
of Upwood. Married Laura Thompson and had daughter named May. Joined
the 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment as Private 201975 but was serving
as Private 235074, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment when
he died of wounds on 26th October 1917. Born and resident Upwood,
enlisted Huntingdon. Commemorated in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery
as Edgar Joseph on SDGW] Born in Broughton circa 1892, eldest son
of Joseph and Emma West, of Ivy Cottage, Great Graveley, Hunts,
and moved to Gt. Raveley around 1900. Enlisted in Bedford 1st June
1915 in 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment - Private 20777. Killed
in action 18th October 1916 aged 23 yrs. Commemorated on Thiepval
Memorial. Pier and Face 2 C
native to Upwood area - it appears these four men were casualties
of an air crash on Saturday 7th September 1918.
Two of the four appear on the CWGC website:
Robert K Gray died Saturday 2 November 1918, age 25 - Corporal 105154,
191st (Night) Training Squadron, Royal Air Force. Son of John Gray,
of 2, Crofton Avenue, Dunlaoghaire.Buried in Dean's Grange Cem,
Dublin. Grave S. M. 12.
further details currently
Lieutenant, 191st (Night) Training Squadron, Royal Air Force who
died Saturday 7th September 1918 aged 21 yrs. Son of Alfred Edward,
and Rose Annie Parks of 52 Redbridge Lane, Wanstead, Essex. Commemorated
in Upwood Cemetery.
2nd Lt, 4th Bn Gordon Highianders attd. 191st (Night) Training Squadron,
Royal Air Force. Son of late A.H. and Isabella Thompson of Seaview,
Boddam, Aberdeenshire and husband of Marh Kathleen Stuart Thompson
(formerly Young) of 34 Church St. Antrim. Commemorated in Upwood
as Hadge] Only son of Arthur & Alice Brown. Driver T/155536
- 189 Field Amb. RAMC died 3rd August 1941 age 22 yrs. A Prisoner
of War, died from wounds in 5th Australian General Hospital, Korrinia
and buried in Athens Cemetery - Phaleron War Cemetery.
of Arther & Nellie Mason, farm foreman at Middle Farm, Woodwalton
and married to Elsie Mason. Driver 113575-593 Army Troops Coy, RE
died 22 September 1941 age 22 yrs. Burial register at Upwood shows
he was on military service in Orkney.
Private 5885232, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died in captivity, Korea
1st August 1951. Aged 30. Born 12 April 1921. No known grave. Commemorated
on UN Memorial Wall, Pusan, Korea.
4 February, 2017