BOTTISHAM HOLY TRINITY WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information plus USAF Plaque
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson
grave Photographs David Male 2005
additional information from Tony Pringle
war memorial is located inside the parish church of Holy Trinity, on
the north wall. It takes the form of an alabaster tablet with
surround. There are eighteen names listed for World War 1 and six for
World War 2. The memorial was first dedicated by the Bishop of Ely on
16th January 2921; it was manufactured by Messrs. Atkinson and Long
and cost £120. Details appeared n the Cambridge Independent Press
21 January 1921 (page 10) and the Cambridge Chronicle 19th January 1921.
Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000
MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF BOTTISHAM WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
13567 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action
on Saturday, 17th February 1917. Born Bottisham, enlisted Cambridge.
No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
G/15121 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
who was killed in action on Thursday, 4th October 1917. Born Bottisham,
enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT
MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108
Seaman J/9671, H.M.S. "Dido", Royal Navy. Died at home in the
January to March Quarter 1917. Aged 19. Invalided out of the
Navy with Tuberculosis Lungs 25 November 1914. Enlisted 29 July
19111 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 35 inches,
dark brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion; formerly a farm
Cooper was born in Swaffham Bulbeck on 29th July 1893 (believed
to be Newmarket Q3-1893 3b:504), son of Nathan and Fanny COOPER
(née HANCOCK). in the 1901 census he was aged 7, residing
at Town Street, Bottisham with his father Nathan COOPER 
shepherd; his mother Fanny  and sisters Nellie  and
Emily . All were born in Swaffham Bulbeck. In the 1911 census
he was aged 17, serving in the Royal Navy at Portland. His father
had died in 1909. His mother and brother Frederick Albert 
born Bottisham, were at Cambridge Road, Bottisham.
Dido was the only Eclipse class cruiser not to see active service
during the First World War. She had been converted to act as
a depot ship before the war, and served as a depot ship for
the destroyer flotillas at Harwich through the war. From 1914
to 1915 she supported the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla, from 1915
to 1917 the 9th Flotilla and from then until the end of the
war the 10th Flotilla. Frank enlisted as a boy entrant on 27th
September 1910 at HMS Ganges (shore base at Shotley). He gave
his date of birth as 29th July 1897 at Swaffham Bulkbeck, a
farm labourer, 5 feet 8 inches tall, chest 35", hazel eyes,
time in the Navy seems to have been mostly confined to training
at shore bases. Ganges 27-9-1910 as Boy II until 6-1-1911, then
to Hannibal and made Boy 1st on 12-1-1911. Then on 28-2-1911
he was at Mars, until 18-5-1911 when he went to PembrokeI. There
he made Ordinary Seaman on 4-9-1911 and moved on to Dido until
9-5-1912 when he returned to Pembroke I. On 28-5-1912 he arrived
at Blenheim and was promoted to Able Seaman on 8-6-1913. He
then returned to Pembroke I on 6-12-1913 and on 23-3-1914 was
with Dido . Here his record is almost illegible but seems to
indicate service at sea from March 1914 on HMS "Laforey",
one of the destroyers serviced by Dido. In which case he took
part in the Battle of the Heligoland Bight in August 1914 Returning
to Pembroke I on 28-10-1914 and Dido on 18-11-1914. The last
entries are too faint to read, but he was invalided out of the
Navy with Tuberculosis on 25th November 1914.
death is registered Newmarket Q1-1917 3B:754. He is presumably
buried in Bottisham and if his death certificate confirms details
on his Navy records regarding TB, "In from the Cold"
should be able to have him added to the national Debt of Honour
and a CWGC headstone erected.
241671 1st/8th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
who was killed in action on Monday, 9th April 1917. Age 20. Born
Bottisham Lode, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Bottisham.
Son of John and Mary Ann Cornwell, of Qay Rd., Lode, Cambridge.
Buried in ACHICOURT ROAD CEMETERY, ACHICOURT, Pas de Calais, France.
Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 3. [Also spelt CORNWELL on SDGW] See
also Lode Memorial
Private 43870 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who as
killed in action
on Friday, 22nd March 1918. Born Bottisham, enlisted Cambridge.
Husband of Susan Cornwell, of Quy, Cambridge. Formerly 4497, Suffolk
Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. [Also spelt CORNWELL on SDGW]
M2/203368, Motorised Transport, Royal Army Service Corps who was
killed in action in East Africa on Saturday, 11th August 1917.
Born Hammersmith, enlisted Newmarket, resident Six Mile Bottom.
Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 4. Row B.
16404 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday,
8th July 1916. Age 22. Born Bottisham, enlisted Cambridge. Son
of Stephen and Eliza Dockerill, of Potters Yard, Bottisham, Cambridge.
Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
VIII. Row C. Grave 199. [Also spelt Allan]
F/3318, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
who died of wounds on Friday, 8th June 1917. Born Ditton, Cambridgeshire,
enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Bottisham. Buried in MENDINGHEM
MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II.
Row D. Grave II.
13589, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action on 1st
July 1916. Born Swaffham Heath, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave.
Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face
1 C and 2 A. [Listed as GOOD on memorial]
M/397938, 1114th Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service
Corps who died in Mesopotamia on Saturday, 9th November 1918.
Age 38. Born and resident Wilbraham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of
George and Elizabeth Hearn, of Chapel House, Great Wilbraham,
Cambs; husband of Margaret Annie Hearn, of 66, Dumfries St., Luton,
Beds. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot I. Row S. Grave
Corporal A/200581 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps who
was killed in action on Thursday, 21st March 1918. Age 33. Born
Bottisham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Richard and Charlotte Howard,
of Bottisham; husband of Mabel Annie Howard, of Bottisham, Cambridge.
Formerly 6190, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated
on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 61 to 64
20028 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died in Salonika on
Saturday, 2nd February 1918. Born Bottisham, enlisted Newmarket.
Buried in SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, Greece. Plot/Row/Section
A. Grave 26.
8693 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment who died of wounds
on Sunday, 17th January 1915. Born Bottisham, enlisted Cambridge,
resident Bottisham. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de
Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 50.
13563, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on
Friday, 14th July 1916. Age 21. Born Bottisham, enlisted Cambridge,
resident Queensland, Bottisham. Buried in BOTTISHAM CEMETERY,
Cambridgeshire. In North-East part.
Corporal R/38069 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps who died
of wounds on Monday, 31st December 1917. Born and enlisted Cambridge.
Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
VIII. Row I. Grave 146.
325051 1st/1st Battalion attached 118th Trench Mortar Battery,
Cambridgeshire Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 14th
April 1917. Born Bottisham, enlisted Swaffham Prior. Husband
of G. D. Rolph, of Whitehall Farm, Brigstock, Thrapston, Northants.
Formerly 773 Cambridgehire Regiment. Military Medal. Buried
in HOUTKERQUE CHURCHYARD, Nord, France. North-East part. [Also
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8436 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action
on Saturday, 8th May 1915. Aged 22. Born Bottisham, enlisted Bury
St Edmunds. Son of James and Azuba Stevens, of Bottisham, Cambs.
No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
8839, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment who was killed in
action on Saturday, 19th September 1914. Born and resident Bottisham,
enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE
MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
young milkman in Bottisham before moving to London. An ex-soldier
who re-enlisted in WWI as a Private in the 57th Coy. Royal Defence
Corps. He died on active service in October 1916. His son John
"Jack" Travers Cornwell was awarded the Victorias Cross.
In the 1901 census he was resident Clyde Cott, Clyde Place, Leyton,
aged 47, a Tram Driver, born Bottisham, husband of Lily Cornwall,
born Leighton Buzzard and they had four children, Arthur F (13),
Alice M (11), Ernest E (3) and John T (1).
4288 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday,
14th December 1916. Age 40. Born Bottisham, enlisted Little Eversden.
Son of King and Lucy Anne Parker. Native of Bottisham, Cambridge.
Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot II.
Row G. Grave 43. See also Great and Little
IN THE GLORIOUS MORNING OF THE DAYS
FOR ENGLAND'S SAKE LOST ALL BUT ENGLAND'S PRAISE
1549912 110 Battery, 39 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery who
died on Friday, 23rd January 1942. Age 25. Son of Arthur and Gladys
Mary Bailey, of Bottisham. Buried in BOTTISHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire.
Section 4. Grave 391.
Sergeant 1723530 Flt. Engr. 405 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air
Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Friday, 17th December 1943.
Age 21. Son of Stanley and Ada Florence Cornwell, of Bottisham;
husband of Joan Cornwell, of Swaffham Bulbeck. Buried in BOTTISHAM
CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section 4. Grave 404. [CWGC name Herbert]
5879209 Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Monday, 26th May
1941. Age 35. Son of Henry William and Eliza Flack; husband of
Kate Muriel Flack, of Bottisham. Buried in BOTTISHAM CEMETERY,
Cambridgeshire. Section 4 Grave 385.
1/6th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) who died
on Thursday, 15th June 1944. Age 33. Son of Roger Buliver Jenyns
and Winifred Pike Jenyns, of Bottisham, Cambridgeshire; husband
of Joan Mary Moore Jenyns, of Northam, Devon. Buried in BAYEUX
WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XI. Row M. Grave 23.
5830573, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, Japanese prisoner of
war, who died on Tuesday, 30th November 1943. Age 24. Son of Charles
and Alice Maud Marsh, of Bottisham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in
CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row A. Grave 9.
Aircraftman 844830 907 Balloon, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air
Force) who died on Sunday, 12th July 1942. Age 36. Son of Samuel
and Jessie Turner; husband of Phyllis Aley Turner, of Lode. Buried
in BOTTISHAM CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section 4. Grave 399.
in cemetery but not on memorial
Officer 412010, Pilot, New Zealand Air Force. Died 6th August
1942. Aged 25.
Also within the church
a war memorial tablet to American Airmen who died while serving from British
bases; the tablet is located within the parish church of Holy Trinity
below the war memorials to British servicemen, on the north wall.
Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000
MEMORY OF THE AIRMEN OF THE
361st. FIGHTER GROUP
U.S. 8th. AIRFORCE WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE DEFENCE OF FREEDOM
19 July, 2021