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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards

This memorial is a wooden plaque inside the Church of Holy Sepulchre, bridge Street, Cambridge. There are 17 names for World War 1 and 9 for World War 2.

In Aeternam Memoriam
1914 – 1919

Horace William
[W H on memorial] Private 325324, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Born Histon, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 1710 Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he had been married to Lillian for 5 years and they had a son and a daughter, he was 24, a General Labourer, born Impington and resident 1 Pleasant Row, Cambridge. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3. See also Cambridge Guildhall, Histon & Impington and Cambridge St Luke's
Bertram Reginald
Pte. 10396, 5th Bt. Wiltshire Reg., died of wounds 18/4/1916, age 21. Son of Reginald and Ada Jane Buck, of "Hamptworth", Harvey Goodwin Avenue, Cambridge. Born at Swanwick, Hants. Enlisted Salsibury, resident Cambridge. Buried: AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. See also Cambridge Guildhall and and Cambridge St Luke's
Frederick George
Private 43757, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6 November 1918. Aged 19. Born Woostead, Norfolk, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE (MILL ROAD) CEMETERY, Cambridge. Plot XXIV. Grave 16. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Luke's
Private 303005, 7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of shrapnel wounds to the chest 15 April 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. A. Carter Biggs, of 2, Corona Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 1841, R.A.M.C. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Riow F. Grave 7. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Luke's
Christopher Arthur Gresham
Midshipman, HMS Vanguard, Royal Navy, died 9/7/1917,age 18, commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Son of Arthur Cooke, F.R.C.S., and Lucy Vivien Cooke, of Grove Lodge, Cambridge. See also Cambridge St Mary the Great and Cambridge Guildhall and also Cambridge, St Faith's School

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

Volume 2, Part 4, Page 35 - COOKE, Christopher Arthur Gresham - Midshipman, Royal Navy

Eldest son of Lieut-Col Arthur Cook, of Grove Lodge, Cambridge, R.A.M.C.(T.F) by his wife, Lucy Vivien, dau. of John Collyer; Born Cambridge, 16th June,1899; educated St.Peters Court, Broadstairs, and the Royal Naval College at Osborne and Dartmouth; joined the Navy in May 1912; served in H.M.S. Aboukir, which was torpedoed 22nd Sept, 1914; later he served in H.M.S.Vanguard; took part in the Jutland Battle and was killed in action 9th July,1917, by an explosion. His Commanding Officer wrote: "He was such an exceptionally brilliant young officer, and I know Capt. Dick had a vert high opinion of him; so much so that he specially selected him for his personal staff in action." Unm

[Frederick] James
Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Tank Corps. Died of wounds 25 April 1918. Aged 25. Son of Frederick and Kate Gatward, of 24, Bermuda Terrace, Chesterton, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he is aged 8, son of Fredrick (sic) and Kate Gatward, born Chesterton, resident 24, Bermuda Terrace, Chesterton, Cambridge. Member of Rob Roy Boat Club. Worked in the Engineer's (telegraph) department at the Post Office. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVII. Row H. Grave 19. See also Cambridge County High School, Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge Guildhall
Henry Charles
Private 75588, 1st/6th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 30 June 1918. Born Trumpington, Cambridge, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Germany. Plot II. Row H. Grave 4. See also Cambridge Guildhall andCambridge St Mark's
George Frederick
Pte. 26633, 14th Bt. Hampshire Reg., died of wounds 26/9/1916, age 20. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Lincoln. Son of John and Ada Hancock, of Trumpington, Cambs. Formerly 23758, Suffolk Regiment. Buried: GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France.
William George
2nd Lt., 1st/4th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 27/7/1917, age 22. Son of William George and Emily Jane Haynes, of Shirehall, Castle Hill, Cambridge. Buried: BOYELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge Guildhall
[Cyril] Reginald
Private Reginald Knights, 21712, 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment, killed in action 1/7/1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Waterbeach, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Knights, of Rosemary Hill, Waterbeach, Cambs. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
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Harold [William] aka Harry
Private 43622, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 25 July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Cambridge, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 2421, Suffolk Yeomanry. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot X. Row B. Grave 7.

Harold was born in Cambridge on 16th September 1897 and was later baptised at St. Andew's, Chesterton. His parents were James William and Jeanette, who live at 16 Union Lane and later at Fairview, 225 Milton Road. He worked for the University Physiological Laboratory and also found time to enlist at Bury into the Suffolk Yeomanry as trooper No.2421. With either the 2nd or 6th Battalion Suffolk Regiment he went to France in August 1916 as private No.43622. The battalion was soon in the Passchendaele area, known for the terrible conditions due to the mud. Here the shell holes filled with water, later merging into impassable lakes over which the general staff nevertheless expected heavily laden men to advance. (More soldiers were drowned on land in the First World War than Merchant Navy sailors were drowned at sea in the Second!) It was during such an advance that Harold fell or took cover in a mud-filled shell hole and was unable to get out. He was captured and made prisoner on 13th November 1916. The prisoners and indeed the Germans were very short of food and Harold sent letters home asking for food to be sent to him. Of course his parents sent as much as possible, but Harold never received it and died of starvation on 25th July 1917. His grave is in Germany at the Cologne Southern Cemetery, plot 10, row B, grave 7.

A report appears in the Cambridge Daily News on 6th September 1917; a photo and report is in the Cambridge Chronicle on 12th September and the Independent Press on 12th October 1917. See also Cambridge Guildhall, Chesterton and Chesterton Arbury

Sgt. 325064, 1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., died of wounds 12/4/1918, age 26. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Mutimer, of Old Chesterton, Cambridge; husband of Mrs. R. E. Mutimer, of "Shirehall," Castle Hill, Cambridge. Born Chesterton, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 968, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France.

Walter was born on 22nd November 1891 the eldest son of Albert Edward and Elizabeth. He was baptised at St. Andrew's, Chesterton on 2nd January 1892. At that time the family lived at 68 Union Lane. After leaving St. Luke's School he worked for Eaden Lilley's and joined the Cambridgeshire Territorials as private no.968. At the start of the war he enlisted at Cambridge into the Cambridgeshire Regiment No.325064, and he was a Sergeant in the 1st Battalion, going to France on 25th June 1916. He was home on leave from 3rd to 16th January 1917 and again of 11th April 1917 when he married Ruth Eveline. At this time his father Albert was the County Bailiff and lived at 'Shirehall', Castle Hill. Ruth joined them there. The New Year of 1918 found the Cambridgeshires out of the line and back on the Ypres salient, being housed in old canal dugouts near St. Jean. They had only one spell in the front line near Poecappelle, and on 21st January marched back to Houtekerque. Then they left the salient for the last time after being on duty there since 1916. On 16th January Walter was wounded and went to the hospital and clearing station at Rouen. Walter and Ruth's only daughter was born on 7th February 1918, and Walter died of his wounds on 12th April 1918. In his will he left £23.14.Sd. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery Ext., Rouen, France, block P, plot 7, row K, grave 12b. The cemetery contains 3058 graves.

Walter is listed on the W. Eaden Lilley and Co. "In Memoriam" in the Cambridge Chronicle on 20th November 1918. See also Chesterton, Chesterton Arbury and Cambridge Guildhall

either Pte. Alfred Ernest Newman, 6095, 15th (The King’s) Hussars, killed in action 30/3/1917, age 27. Born St Matthews, Cambridge, enlisted Bedford, resident Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Emily Newman, of 8, Leaders Row, Cambridge; husband of Mabel Maria Newman, of 22, Selwyn Rd., Barton Rd., Cambridge. Buried: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. or Cpl. Albert Ernest, 39907, 36th T.M. Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action 25/10/1917, age 27. Born Holborn, Middlesex, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. F. Newman, of 9, Ram Yard, Bridge St., Cambridge. Buried: HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
possibly Private Albert Frank Randall, 235305, 2nd Bn., South Staffordshire Regiment, died of wounds 8/9/1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 4031, Cambridgeshire Regiment or Private Alfred Edward Randall, 5021, 1/4th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers, killed in action 31/121916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Cambridge.
possibly Pte. Frank Edward Sanderson, 12th Bt. Norfolk Reg., killed in action 6/9/1918, age 30. Son of Richard and Clara Sanderson, of Cambridge; husband of Winifred E. McConnell (formerly Sanderson), of 8, Broomfield Gardens, Stranraer. Enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Buried: WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
probably L/Sgm Sydney James Stearn, HMS Foyle, Royal Navy, died 15/3/1917, age 37, commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Son of James and Elizabeth Stearn, of Cambridge; husband of Catherine Eleanor Stearn, of 18, Romsey Terrace, Cambridge.
1939 – 1945
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Donald (J)
P.O. 59 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 4/2/1941, age 24, buried: CHERRY HINTON (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of John and Annie Wilby Custerson, of Cambridge.
John [Newman]
Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.V.R., d 3/3/1941, age 25,buried: CHESTERTON (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Theophilus Percy Gallyon and of Mahala Gallyon (nee Woolard), of Cambridge.
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Bernard Frederick West
P.O. 18 Sqdn., R.A.F.V.R., d 12/8/1941, age 25, commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of George Henry and Sophia Ann Matthews, of Cambridge.
Thomas James
Gnr., 519 Bty. 84 Searchlight Reg., Royal Artillery, d 28/3/1941, age 31, buried: CAMBRIDGE (MILL ROAD) CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Percy James Parr and Jessie Esther Parr, of Cambridge; husband of Trixie Parr St. Benedicts Parish. He died on his birthday.
Possibly: Guardsman, 2722011, Irish Guards, who died on Sunday 18 June 1944. Age 24. Buried: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY Surrey, United Kingdom. Son of Harold Charles and Lucy Phillips; husband of Ellen Phillips, of East Putney, London.
Albert John
L/Cpl., 287 Field Coy., Royal Engineers, d 30/5/1943, age 30, buried: THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Son of Albert H. Spivey and Cecilia Spivey, of Cambridge; husband of Sybil Jean Spivey, of Cambridge.

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