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CASTOR and AILSWORTH - Roll of Honour

Compiled and copyright © 2003 Ernie Rusdale

1914-1918

CLIFF

Arthur Henry

Private, 49531, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 06-08-18, aged 18. Son of Jacob and Annie Cliffe, Splash Lane, Castor. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, Panels 54/56.

COX

W

Private. No further information currently.

CRANE

D

Private. No further information currently.

CHAPMAN

John William

Private, 6127, 1/23rd London Regiment. Died of wounds 02-10-16, aged 24. Son of William and Mary Chapman, Castor, Peterborough. Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Grave VII.K.40.

ELLIS

W

Private. No further information currently.

GIBBONS

Ernest William

Corporal, 850888, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 15-10-18. Born Ailsworth, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Grave I.Q.05.

GARFIELD

Samuel

Gunner, 86585, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 23-07-17. Born and resident Ailsworth, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Mrs. Jane Garfield, Ailsworth, Peterborough. Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave I.O.20.

HILL

Albert

Private, 13202, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Pommiers Redoubt 01-07-16. Born Castor, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Grave VIII.M.05.

HORNSBY

W L

Private, 201715, 1/4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23-04-17, aged 30. Son of Thomas and Sarah Hornsby, Castor, Peterborough. Buried in Cojeul British Cemetery, St. Martin-sur-Cojeul, Grave C.67.

JAKES

Arthur

L/Corporal, 16173, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 07-03-17. Born Castor, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Bray Military Cemetery, Somme, Grave II.D.39.

JAKES

Ernest Stuart

L/Corporal, G/6907, 11th The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 01-08-17, aged 20. Born Castor, enlisted Shepherd’s Bush, Middlesex, resident Hyde Park, London. Son of John and Hannah Jakes, Church Hill, Castor. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 11/14.

NEWBORN

Percy George

Sergeant, 15/679, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own). Died of wounds 23-05-16, aged 31. Born Castor, enlisted Leeds. Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, Grave I.B.02.

TAYLOR

C W V

Gunner, 146339, 112th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 02-08-17, aged 20. Son of Richard and Miriam Taylor, Malting House, Ailsworth. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, Menin Road North Memorial 1.

WILKINSON

William Ebden

Rifleman, R/34448, 2nd King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 07-06-18, aged 36. Son of Caroline Wilkinson, Castor, Peterborough, and the late William Wilkinson. Cambrin Military Cemetery, Grave N.52.

WARR

W E

Private, 23532, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 04-03-17, aged 30. Son of James and Elizabeth Warr, Ailsworth, Peterborough. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 11A/11D.

1939-1945

ATKINS

Jack

Aircraftman 2nd Class, 1185673, RAF Volunteer Reserve. Died 08-10-45, aged 25. Husband of Mrs. M. K. Atkins. Buried in Castor (St. Kyneburga) Churchyard, Castor, Peterborough.

GIBSON

Thomas William

Gunner, 914882, Royal Artillery attached 18th Indian Division. Died 30-06-1943, aged 29. Son of Thomas and Laura Gibson; husband of Alison Gibson, Branksome, Dorset. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 6.B.70-74.

HILL

Maisie Rachel

Private, W/113748, Auxiliary Territorial Service. Died 23-10-43, aged 19. Daughter of Cardinal and Hilda Hill, Ailsworth. Buried in Castor (St. Kyneburga) Churchyard, Castor, Peterborough.

KINGSTON

William Cyril

Private, 14601247, 2nd Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-08-44, aged 36. Son of William and Ethel Kingston, Castor, Peterborough. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, Grave XXV.F.04.

THOMPSON

Frederick William

Corporal, 5889128, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 29-04-43, aged 27. Son of George and Isabella Thompson; husband of Elizabeth Thompson, Ailsworth, Peterborough. Buried in Thibar Seminary War Cemetery, Tunisia, Grave B.25.

WHITTOME

Anthony Arthur

Flight Sergeant, 1324622, Bomb Aimer, RAF Volunteer Reserve. Died 23-04-44, aged 29. Son of Arthur and Hilda Whittome; husband of Freda Whittome, Castor, Peterborough. Buried in Thorney Cemetery, Cambs, Grave 448.

 

26 May 2003 

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