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BURROUGH GREEN WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed World War 1 & 2 Information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards

This memorial is located within St Augustine's Church, The Green, Burrough Green. It takes the form of a nowy headed, wooden, board with brass plaque attached above a shelf with the names of those who fell in World War 1 (16 names); below the shelf is a further inscription inscribed in the wood listing those who fell in World War 2 (2 names).

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Photograph Burrough Green
John Hendry (WMR-87345)

1914 1919

To the glory of God this tablet and clock on the school
have been erected in grateful memory of
the men of this Parish who gave their lives in the Great War.

BULLER

Frederick (Derick) Edwin

Trooper 192, 'C' Squadron, East African Mounted Rifles, British East Africa. Died 25 September 1914 in Africa. Youngest son of the Rev. F. G. Buller, M.A. and Mrs. Buller, of Oakford Rectory, Bampton, Devon. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on NAIROBI BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL, Kenya.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour Volume 1, Part 1, page 60, the following:

Frederick Derick Edwin BULLER, Volunteer, East African Mounted Rifles, British East Africa.

3rd son of Rev George Buller, rector of Oakford, Devon by his wife Margaret Mildred dau of Sir John William Anson.

Born Burrough Green, Cambs 14-7-1891, educated Eton and Trinity College, Oxford. On going down from Oxford in 1913 he brought a large farm in British East Africa, and on the outbreak of the European war immediately volunteered his services and Joined the Kings Mounted Rifles. He was killed in the fighting on 25th Sept 1914 in the Ingito hills between the Magadi railway and the frontier. It appears that a German force of about 35 Europeans and 150 natives, with 2 maxim guns, attacked a body of the East African Mounted Rifles (C squadron) only 30 in number, commanded by Capt Chapman. After one hours severe fighting in thick bush country the enemy were repulsed, and retired hastily towards Longido.

At Eton Buller rowed in his house fours, and at Oxford he stroked the winning trail eight in his first year.

BURGESS, MA

Wilfred C

2nd Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 22 August 1917. Aged 26. Organist at Burrough Green Church 1906 1912. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 6.

BLAKE

Bal. B

Gunner Possibly: Private 269159, Ballantyne Blake, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 41. Born Romford, Essex, enlisted and resident Luton. Son of the late Abel and Ann Blake, of Dunstall Green Farm, Ousden, Newmarket; husband of Ada Kate Blake, of 88, Wellington St. Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

COPPEN

Sidney

Private 306152, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 19 October 1917. Aged 20. Resident Newmarket, Cambs, enlisted Newark, Notts. Son of John and Ada Lucy Coppen, of Borough Green, Newmarket. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXIV. Row A. Grave 19.

EWERS

Thomas [David]

Private 111823, 13th Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 25 April 1918. Aged 19. Born Burrough Green, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Mrs. Caroline Ewers, of Stetchworth, Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 159 to 160.

GRASS

Percy [Caleb]

Private 26953, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6 November 1917. Aged 21. Born Houghton, Norfolk, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Charles William and Agnes Lucy Grass, of Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket, Suffolk. Buried in FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 13.

JAGGARD

William

Private 14511, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 5 August 1916. Aged 21. Born Dullingham, Cambs. enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mrs. M. M. E. Claydon, of West Wickham, Cambs. Buried in BURROUGH GREEN (ST. AUGUSTINE) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.

MINGAY

Ben

Lance Corporal 18603, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 October 1918. Aged 33. Born Stetchworth, Cambs, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Thomas and Mary Mingay, of Burrough Green, Newmarket; husband of Margaret Mingay, of Great Abington, Cambs. Buried in VENDEGIES CROSS ROADS BRITISH CEMETERY, BERMERAIN, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 3.

PLEDGER

Charles

Private 26586, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1918. Aged 33. Born Boro' Green, Cambs, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Henry and Martha Pledger, of Yole Farm, Balsham, Cambridge. Native of Borough Green, Newmarket. Buried in RUMILLY-EN-CAMBRESIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 3.

SMITH

Sidney

Gunner 66045, "C" Battery, 106th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 10 June 1917. Born Burrough Green (Barrow Green), enlisted Bridlington. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row S. Grave 8.

STARLING

Richard

Corporal 8135, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Westley, Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

STARLING

Harold Frank

Private 233572, 1st/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) formerly 5011, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Borough Green, Cambs, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Charles and Margaret Starling, of Borough Green, Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

STARLING

King

Private 7342, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26 August 1914 [CWGC] or Killed in action 9 April 1915 [SDGW]. Born Boro' Green, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

TURNER

George

Private No further information currently.

WALLACE aka WEBB

Richard [James Wallis]

Private 7736, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1915. Born Gt. Bradley, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. His mother married Robert Wallis two years after his birth. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. Also commemorated on on the Great Bradley Memorial, Newmarket, Suffolk, under the name Richard Webb.

WOOLARD

Charles

Private

possibly Charles WOOLLARD, Private 60201, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers attached Army Pay Corps. Died 23 February 1919. Buried in STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, Italy. Plot II. Row. Grave 1.

or Charles Allen WOOLARD Private DM/2/228803, Army Service Corps. Enlisted 22 September 1916, discharged through sickness 16 November 1916.

Their name liveth for evermore

And in the War 1939 1945

MILLER Horace William
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1470915, 30 OTU, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying in a Vickers Wellington III, serial number X3883, took off from R.A.F. Sleighford during the day on a training flight and crashed at Rugeley, Staffordshire, following an engine fire, 28 December 1943, died 29 December 1943. Aged 21. Son of Stanley and Naomi Miller; husband of Elsie Miller. Buried in BURROUGH GREEN (ST. AUGUSTINE) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.
WALSH Maxwell John Shipp
Sergeant 536838, 30 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24 May 1941. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John William Walsh, and stepson of Grace A. Walsh, of Burrough Green, Cambridgeshire. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section K. Grave 35.

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