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TYDD ST MARY

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Cliff Brown 2002

The war memorial is in the form of two stone tablets placed on either side of the interior walls of the lych gate leading to St Mary the Virgin Parish Church. There are 26 names for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2.

TYDD ST MARY
ROLL OF HONOUR
OF THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WARS
1914 - 1919

AINLEY

Frank William

Chaplain 4th Class, Royal Army Chaplains Department. Died 5-12-18. Terlincthun British Cemetery, France.

BAKER

W

possibly George William Baker,121102 Sapper, 200th (County Palatine) Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Born Wisbech, enlisted Ashton under Lyne. Killed in action 6-6-17. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.

BUCK

Herbert

91601 Sapper, No 9 Depot Coy, Royal Engineers. Died Mesopotamia 2-7-16. Amara War Cemetery.

BUCK

Sidney George

306815 Sapper, 46th Broad Gauge Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 26-10-17, age 22. Son of Benjamin & Annie Buck, King's Lynn. Native of Tydd St Mary. Buckquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux.

BUFF

Robert William

20677 Pte, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Born Long Sutton, enlisted Wisbech. Lived Rectory Road, Tydd St Mary. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

BURRELL

Stanley

TR6/13799 Pte, 14th Training Reserve Btn. Died home 19-2-17, age 24. Son of Thomas & Josephine Burrell. Tydd St Mary (St Mary) Churchyard.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2007

CARTER, MM

John Samuel

40241 Pte, 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Dow 18-4-17. Formerly 20737 Norfolk Regiment. Awarded Military Medal. Son of John Samuel Carter, of Bristol. Husband of Grace Carter, 64 Colville Road, Wisbech. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais.

CHAMBERS

Robert

40272 L/Cpl, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-8-17. Born Gedney Marsh, enlisted Wisbech. Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium.

CLARKE

Walter

18864 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23-6-18 or 23-10-18. Born Walsoken, enlisted Wisbech. Romieres Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Also listed Wisbech.

COOPER

B

No further information currently available

COOPER

H

possibly Horace Luke Cooper, 463810 Pte, Labour Corps. Born 1893. Labourer of Tydd St Mary. Called up; 23-1-17, age 22, posted to 14th Training Reserve Btn, then 82nd TR Btn. Classified category B2 and transferred to 477 Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps on 8-1-117. Discharged 18-3-18, no longer fit (tubercule of lung). Husband of Florence May Cooper (married 18-2-15 at Holbeach Register Office). Died 18-4-1918.

DACK

William

20808 Pte, 1/5th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 19-12-17, age 26. Son of Adam Joseph and Sophia Dack, of Tydd St Mary. Husband of Rosetta Annie Dack, Tydd St Mary. Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Belgium.

EASON

William

9818 Pte, 165th coy Machine Gun Corps (formed 55th West Lancs Div, 26-2-16). Killed in action 20-9-17, age 23. Formerly 16984 Suffolk Regiment. Son of Mr R and Mrs E Eason, of Tydd St Mary. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

FOVARGUE

John

12508 Pte, 1st Irish Guards. Dow 30-10-18, age 21. Son of Stephen & Jennie Fovargue, Tydd. Formerly 3064 Household Btn. Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport.

FOVARGUE

Stephen

69810 Cpl, 74th Bty, Royal Field Artillery. 2-2-18. Dinapore No 3 Cemetery, listed Madras 1914-18 War Memorial, Chennat, India.

FOX

William Henry

15700 Pte, 11th (Cambs) btn Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

HICKS

James B

24907 Pte, 7th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 16-5-17. Born Gorefield, enlisted Norwich. 35th Bde, 12th Div. (possibly Pte G/17087 John Bernard Hicks, 12th Royal Sussex Regiment. KIA 25-9-17. Tyne Cot Memorial.)

KETTERINGHAM

Walter Edward

325359 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16-10-18. Born Tydd, enlisted Tydd. Walpole. Houchin British Cemetery, France. 35th Bde, 12th Div.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2007

KNOTT

George Henry

PO1226-S, Pte, Royal Marine Light Infantry, 190th Brigade Machine Gun Corps, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. 10-2-17. Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, Somme, France.

BALL

William Linnington

2nd Lt, 18th (1st Tyneside Pioneers) Northumberland Fusiliers, attached 1st Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 5-11-18. Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine au Bois.

MEYNELL

Herbert Sidney

1581 Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Dow 16-5-15 (wounded 6-5-15), No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, aged 18. Born Wisbech, enlisted Tydd. Lived with his grandmother in Tydd. Son of Mrs Annie Buckingham, 12 World's End, Wisbech. Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Also listed Wisbech.

PAINTER

George Edward

42586 Pte, 1st Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14-4-18, age 18. Son of Mr and Mrs R W Painter, Tydd St Mary. Lived Tydd Gote. Formerly 203646 Lincolnshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

SPEECHLEY

Harry

1975 Pte, 6th Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25-7-17. Born Sutton Bridge, enlisted Lincolnm, living Wisbech. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe. Also listed Wisbech.

TOPPING

Emery Austin

65678 Pte, 10th Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 7-8-17, age 41. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.

WALKER

George

1469 L/Cpl, 2nd Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds home 23-5-15.

WRIGHT

Arthur

12293 Pte, 2nd Yorks & Lancs Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16. Brother of Mr H Wright, Pitsmoor, Sheffield. Bancourt British Cemetery, France.

1939-1945
BURTON

Leonard

4808798 Pte, 141 Coy Pioneer Corps. 14-8-43, age 36. Son of Arthur & Lily Burton; husband of Mabel Burton, Tydd. Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.

COX

Edward William

7906026 L/Sgt, 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. 19-7-44, age 25. Son of Albert Edward & Ruth Cox, Tydd Gote. Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.

FOX

Victor Arthur

C/JX405101, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Boadicea, Royal Navy. 13-6-44, age 19. Son of Arthur Edward & Grace Fox, Tydd St Mary. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

SIMS

Alan

14708562 Pte, 5th Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. 23-6-44, age 22. Son of George & Leath Sims, Spalding, Lincs. Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, France.

TAYLOR, DFC

Alistair Murray

77612 Wing Commander, 47 Squadron RAF. 11-7-43, aged 30. Son of Mr & Mrs Andrew Taylor; husband of Joy Taylor, Alverstoke, Hants. Malta Memorial, Malta.

Last updated 1 June, 2008

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