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EMNETH WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is located in the graveyard opposite the parish church.

1914-18

BALDERSON

Samuel Frederick

13725 Pte, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3-7-16, age 21. Born Midleton, Lincs, enlisted Lincoln, living Wisbech. Son of Samuel Balderson, Wisbech Rd, Outwell. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed Upwell.

BREWINGTON

Charles William

G/9130 Pte, 16th (Public Schools) Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 17-4-17, age 21. Son of Arthur & Laura Elvina Brewington, 9 Cannon St, Wisbech. Listed Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. France.

BROOKS

Leonard William

2nd Lt, 2 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 6-7-17, age 32. Elder son of John & Emma Brooks, Church St, Peterborough. Owned bakery & corn business, Elm Bridge. Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, France. Also listed Elm, Cambs.

BROWN

Len

326350 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Drowned while bathing in a pond 22-8-17. Enlisted Wisbech. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs J Brown, Middle Drove. Locre Hospice Cemetery, Belgium. 118th Bde, 39th Div. Also listed Marshland Smeeth.

CHASE

John

233427 Dvr, D Battery, 72nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27-9-18. Moeuvres British Cemetery, Nord, France.

CLAXTON

John Henry

6844 A/Sgt, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 14-3-15, St Eloi. Born Walpole, enlisted Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

CROFTS

Archibald Bertram

C/8049, 2nd King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 30-11-16, age 26. Son of Henry & Charlotte Crofts, The Cherries, Elm Bridge. 2nd Bde, 1st Div. Buried Elm (All Saints) Churchyard, Cambs. Also listed Elm, Cambs.

DAY

Frederick

7159 Sgt, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 24-9-16. Husband of M E Lock (formerly Day), The Wroe, Emneth. Born West Walton, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Buried West Walton Cemetery, Norfolk. 76th Bde, 3rd Div. Also listed West Walton, Norfolk.

EDWARDS

Ernest Albert

201391 L/Cpl, 2/4th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 8-6-17, age 26. Born Emneth, enlisted Spalding, living Sutton Bridge. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

GLOVER

Harry

22355 Pte, 4th Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25-9-16. Known as Tim. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

GREEN

Reginald V

G/9131 L/Cpl, 1st Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 19-6-18 (home, wounded 7-3-18), age 21. Son of William & Jessie L Green, 6 The Wroe, Emneth. Emneth (St Edmund) Churchyard, Norfolk.

HANSLIP

William

40173 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-10-16, age 35. Born Upwell, enlisted King's Lynn. Husband of Annie Hanslip, Colletts Bridge, Elm. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

HUNTER

Oliver

326422 Pte, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-3-18, age 20. Enlisted Wisbech. Son of J and Annie Hunter, of Emneth. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

HURST

Arthur

225236 Pte, 5th Northamptonshire Rgt (Pioneers, 12th Division). Killed in action 19-9-18, age 25. Enlisted Cambridge. Fomerly 4711 Cambs Regiment. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. Also listed Wisbech, Cambs

HURST

George William

29194 Pte, 8th East Surrey Regiment. Died 26-2-19, age 19. Son of Mrs M Hurst, Glenside, Emneth. Emneth (St Edmund) New Churchyard, Norfolk.

JACKSON

William

possibly 24110, Pte, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2-11-17 formerly 3457 Suffolk Rgt (enl Cambridge). or 6077, Pte, 23rd Australian IF. Killed in action 20-9-17, age 28. Son of Mrs Hannah Jackson, Outwell Basin. Enlisted Coolaman, New South Wales. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, or CSM James William Jackson, 9578, 4th Royal Fusiliers, 23-4-17. Husband of G Jackson, Binnimoor, March.

KILLINGSWORTH

Sydney Ernest

205921 Pte, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. 27-5-18. Born West Lynn, enlisted East Dereham. Formerly 5/4923 Norfolk Yeomanry. Soissons Memorial, France. Possibly Ernest Killingworth, 4348 & 326710, 4/1st Cambridgeshire Rgt. Enlisted 15-11-15, discharged sick 29-5-17, age 32. Died, aged 35, April-June quarter, 1919.

LAWS

George

29033 Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. 22-8-18, age 26. Born Upwell, enlisted Norwich, living Outwell. Son of Robert & Fanny Laws, Sunny House, Outwell Basin. Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2, Pas de Calais, France.

LINES

Robert

90167 Shoeing Smith Cpl, 11th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 10-4-16. Beauval Communal Cemetery.

LONG

Stanley H C

26664 Pte, 2nd Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28-4-17 (18th General Hospital, Camiers), age 22. Onl son of Walter & Elizabeth Long, South Field, Emneth. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

MARKHAM

John ("Jack") Addis

Capt, 1st East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 7-5-15, age 28, Le Touquet sector, Armentieres. Eldest son of Thomas (farmer) & Henrietta Markham, Popenhoe, Emneth (later 2 Richmond Villas, Avenue Rd, Hunstanton). Attended Wisbech Grammar School & Dover College. Commissioned 2nd Lt, 27-5-08 from RGA Militia. Lt 3-9-10, T/Capt 15-11-14, Capt 6-2-15. Originally buried Le Bizet Convent Military Cemetery, concentrated to Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert. Also listed Walsoken & Wisbech Grammar School.

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

Volume 1, Part 1 , Page 244. MARKHAM, John Addis. Captain, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Eldest son of Thomas Markham, of Popenhoe, Wisbech,Norfolk, by his wife Henrietta Jane, dau of William Addis of London. born Faulkner House, Walpole St. Peter, Wisbech 31-12-1886. Educated Dover College; gazetted 2nd Lieut to the 1st East Yorkshires from the Militia 27-5-1908, promoted Lieutenant 3-9-1910. He was appointed Temporary Captain 15-11-1914 and this rank was made substantive 6-5-1915.

He went to France with the 6th Division in Sept 1914, and was mortally wounded by a snipers bullet in the trenches near Armentieres 7-5-1915 and died two hours later being buried in Le Bizet Convent. Unm. Major I.L.I. Clark, commanding the 1st East Yorkshires, wrote: " I looked upon Markham as my most reliable Company Commander, always cheery and a splendid example to all under him. He was beloved by his men, and exceedingly popular with his brother officers."; and Private John Brady of his company" He was the gentleman who led my platoon to the trenches on the Aisne, the platton that was the first to come under the fire of the Germans famous Coalboxes. He laughed at those shells, bucked us up, making us so that we could not do anything else but follow him."

Capt Markham was a fine horseman, and in 1913 he won the East Yorkshires Regimental point to point race, on his horse, Loretto.

See also Wisbech Grammar School and Walsoken.

MOYSES

Frank

3683 Pte, 3rd Btn Machine Gun Corps (3rd Div). Killed in action 31-8-18. Formerly 18882 Suffolk Regiment. Son of Mr H C Moyses, Bunkers Hill, Wisbech St Mary. Mory Abrey Military Cemetery, Mory, Pas de Calais. Brother of Joseph. Also listed Wisbech St Mary, Cambs.

NEAL

Frederick

6534, Sgt, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-2-15, age 32, trenches south of Ypres. Born Stratford, Essex; enlisted Ely. Son of Mr & Mrs T R Neal, Rose Cottage, Elm High Road, Wisbech. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

ROPER

Arthur

2405 Pte, BCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Wounded 1-6-15, Died of wounds 2-6-15, age 20. Born Elm, enlisted Wisbech. Elm Bridge, Elm. Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension Cemetery, France. Also listed Elm, Cambs.

SHARP

Thomas

62160 Pte, Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died pneumonia 24-11-18 (Barracks Hospital, Northampton), age 30. Husband of Caroline Jude (formerly Sharp), Hapneath Cottages, Emneth. Emneth (St Edmund) Churchyard.

SMITH, MM

William Brooks

3/8894 Pte, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19-7-16, age 17, by shell while accompanying the adjutant round trenches, near Longueval. Awarded Military Medal. Born Elm, enlisted Wisbech. Son of Mrs Ebbie Elza Smith, of Emneth, formerly 2 Golding Street, Wisbech. Enlisted November 1913, aged 15, to France November 1914. Orderly to Capt & Adjutant H C M Trollope MC (later DSO), who was wounded by the same shell that killed Smith. Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France.

STOKES

Samuel

72775 Pte, 25th Machine Gun Corps (7th Div). Died of wounds 29-8-17, age 22, gunshot wound in chest at 2nd Australian Hospital, Boulogne. Formerly 4840 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of Edward & Jane Stokes, Colletts Bridge, Elm. Husband of Rose Ellen Stokes, Colletts Bridge, Elm (later Wheatley Bank, Walsoken). Enlisted April 1916 in Machine Gun Corps, to France October 1916 & became despatch rider. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

1939-1945

BAXTER

Charles Henry

5829685 Pte, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 24-1-42, age 24. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

BRUCE

Robert

1544710 Gnr, 55 (The Suffolk Yeomarny) Anti-Tank Rgt, Royal Artillery. 17-7-44, age 25. Son of James & Hannah Bruce, Ementh. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

CARLILE

Neville William

581270 Sgt, 82 Squadron RAF. 13-6-40, age 23. Son of Frank Henry & Violet Mary Carlile, Hunstanton, Norfolk. Harlingen General Cemetery, Netherlands. Also listed March Grammar School memorial.

FARROW

Frank

T/139102 Driver, Royal Army Service Corps. 28-9-44, age 26. Son of Herbert & Florence Farrow, Wisbech. Gradara War Cemetery, Italy.

LUDLOW

Arthur Ronald

128653 Flying Officer, 44 Squadron RAF. 18-7-43, age 21. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

MASON

Joseph Leslie

T/5932712 Driver, Royal Army Medical Corps. 1-9-44. Son of Mr & Mrs J Mason, March; husband of Doris Edna Mason, Emneth. Cassino Memorial, Italy.

MATTHEWS

Vera Mary

Women's Royal Air Force. Died 28 December 1944. Aged 24. Buried in mneth (St Edmund) New Churchyard.

NEAL

Richard Robert

5780582 Pte, 6th Royal Norfolk Regiment. 29-9-43, Prisoner of War, age 23. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

NORTON

Harold Martin Rex

233268 Captain, Glider Pilot Rgt, Army Air Corps. 24-3-45, age 23. Son of Henry Hudson Norton & Emily Gertrude Norton, Wisbech. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

WHITE

Percy Isaac

Private 14522875, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19th January 1944. Aged 35. Son of saac & Kate White and husband of Ivy White of Elm. Buried in Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh.

WHITE

Walter Henry

5778064 L/Cpl, Corps of Military Police. 5-4-44, age 31. Son of George & Phoebe White, Elm; husband of Vera White, Elm.

WABE

Leslie

14519856 Pte, 7th Cheshire Regiment. 18-1-44, age 38. Son of William & Anne Wabe; husband of Margery Wabe, Marham, Norfolk. Minturno War Cemtery, Italy.

Not on memorial, buried in cemetery

HUNNS

James Leonard

CH/X113249 Marine, Royal Marines. 29-4-45, age 28. Son of John & Edith Hunns; husband of Lilian Hunns, Emneth. Emneth (St Edmund) New Churchyard.

Last updated 21 February, 2011

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