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CAMBRIDGE ST BARNABAS WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial takes the form of a marble tablet inside St Barnabas church. For ease of rading and research the names have been sorted into alphabetical order within officers and also within non-commissioned officers and men.

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Extract from the Cambridge Daily News - Friday 4 June 1920, page 3 (some of the initials in the extract below may be incorrect especially C's and G's.).

ST. BARNABAS WAR MEMORIAL.

Unveiling Ceremony by the Bishop of Ely.

The war memorials the men of St. Barnabas parish, or who were members of St. Barnabas Church, were unveiled by the Bishop of Ely at an impressive service, held in the church on Thursday evening, and attended by a large congregation. The memorials consist of two beautiful stained glass windows at the west end of the church, beneath which a handsome marble tablet, with the names engraved on it of all those who made the supreme sacrifice, to the number of 78. On each side of the tablet is a long parchment scroll, in glass frame, containing 360 names—the names of those from the parish and congregation who served in the war and survived. One the windows, bearing the figure of St. Michael, is emblematic of victory, and the other, representing St. Gabriel, with a picture of the new-born Christ below, of peace. The whole, which is most skilfully executed, is the work of Mr. B. McLean Leach, of St. Edward's-passage.

THE SERVICE.

The first part of the service was conducted by the Vicar of St. Barnabas (the Rev. W. H. Norman), and the Curate of St. Barnabas (the Rev. L. A. C. Roberts) look the second part. The service commenced with the singing of the National Anthem, and took the form of shortened Evensong. The psalm was No. 47, and the lesson (Revelations vii., 9 to the end) was read by Mr. H. Brownsword, of the Leys School The Nunc Dimittis was then sung. While the first two verses of the hymn, “Ten thousand times ten thousand,” were sung, the choir proceeded in procession to the west end of the church, followed by the Bishop of Ely, the Vicar, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Brownsword, and the churchwardens (Messrs. W. Saint and A. Muirhead). Here the unveiling ceremony was performed by the Bishop, who uttered a few reverent words relating to the departed, whose memory was now so dear, and proceeded to offer special prayers appropriate to the occasion. The procession then returned to the chancel as the last two verses of the hymn were sung. A short address by the Bishop followed, and after the hymn, “Soldiers, who are Christ’s below,” had been sung, his Lordship pronounced the Benediction.

BISHOP’S ADDRESS.

In the course his address, the Bishop (who took his text from 1. Corinthians xv..,“ Not in vain in the Lord ”) said that day gathered up many memories of family affection and of that which followed those heart-searching days when those whom they were commemorating were questioning themselves whether the call of their country came indeed them. And then that scene which had been acted thousands and thousands of times within the Empire: on the one hand the great renunciation—all those struggles with adversity, and then at last the supreme sacrifice—and on the other those anxious, sleepless anxieties day and night, and then the sad irreversible tidings of sorrow and distress. And all this had been linked with that great world-wide history which had meant so much in the annals of the world. That service was, so to speak, the Amen which that parish said to the commemoration of its dead and its thanksgiving to Almighty God for the victory of right and justice in which their self-sacrifice and their self-forgetfulness issued. It was true to say that service had a national aspect, a historic meaning. All the war memorials that were being erected in England were building a page in English history which could never be misunderstood, and would last for centuries to come.

He was sure they were making a great mistake if they thought that the call which came from those memorials was only vocal for some far-off crisis in English history. It was clear, it was importunate now; the voice came to them. There might be something in it of disappointment, something of rebuke, for what had happened. The relief from the long strain of war had come upon the people, and it might be that the temper and the mind of England just now was a temporary phase of reaction, but to all thoughtful men and men who looked beyond the present he was sure it provided food for anxious thought. At least for the present, let them ask themselves whether it was not true that they were not a more frivolous people, a more self-seeking people, a more disunited people, than they were before the war. God grant it might be a temporary phase of reaction, for surely it could not be that they at one and the self-same time were putting up memorials to those who died, because they were set on doing their duty, and people were yet devoting themselves to the pursuit of pleasure, of games, and personal or class self-aggrandisement! That memorial had its national and its historic aspect; it had its meaning and its warning in the days now present. In love and in Christian faith they commended those whom they were commemorating to God, Who was the Father and the Redeemer of all.

THE FALLEN.

The names of the fallen engraved on the marble tablet are as follows:--

OFFICERS

Lieut.-Col. E. T. Saint, D.S.O.. Capt. Alec Johnson. M.C., Lieut. H. F. Billinger, 2nd- Lieuts. W. G. F. Baldry, E. R. Free, P. C. Frost, A. H. Horn. D. A. Jacob. F. C. Lanaway, A. H. Muirhead, and E. D. Twelvetrees.

NON-COMMISIONED OFTICERS AND MEN.

A. Adams. C. W. Alderton. T. C. Avey. E. C. Aves, C. E. Baldry, H. Baldry. A. C. Banyard. A. R. Barker, W. Barker, S. R. F. Barker. H. W. Bidwell. S. Biggs. W. J. Blane. H. C. Blatch, G. Bewd, W. A. Burgess, W. Caldecoat. F. E. Caldecoat. J. Garter. H. W. Garter. G. Carmichael. G. Charlton. J. H. Charlton. W. G. Cowell. R. R. Dent. C. A. Edwards. T. Edwards. F. J. Filbv, L. A. Frost. L. P. Grover, C. N. Harding, T. E. Hobson. F. C. Hodgson. P. W. Holmes, J. S. Horohin, N. K. Lambert. A. Linseay, A. G. Long, C. G. Long. A. V. Mabutt. A. McPherson, E. A. Meadows. F. S. Meadows, H. Merrimm, C. S. Mills. F. E. Mote. G. H. Newman, L. E. Parfrey, A. A. Peters. S. M. Ryan, W. D. Saint, H. S. Saunders, A. E. Seagrott, E. E. Smith, A. E. Tatham, T. Tingey, E. Westwood, S. Williams. W. H. Woodcock, W. J. Wright. L. A. Wright.

Officers
BALDRY William George Forsyth
Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion attached 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 17 November 1917. Aged 21. Born 2 August 1896, baptised 30 December 1896, residet of 3, Mawson Road, Cambridge. Son of William Richard and Edith Gertrude Baldry, of 32, Tunison Rd., Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Cambridgeshire, son of William R and Edith G Baldry, rsident 32, Tenison Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row L. Grave 6.
BILLINGER Hector Fussell
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 23 November 1916. Aged 23. In the 1911 census he was a son, aged 17, born Neath, Glamorgan, son of James F and Margaret J Billinger of 44 St Barnabas Road Cambridge. Son of James Fussell Billinger and Margaret Jane Billinger, of 44, St. Barnabas Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 C. See also Cambridge County High School, Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge Emmanuel United Reformed Church

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 for Hector Fussell Billinger:

BILLINGER Hactor Fussell of 33 St. Barnabas-road Cambridge second-lieutenant 10th battalion East Lancashire regiment died 23 November 1916 in France on active asevice Administration (with Will) London 21 April to James Fussell Billinger bookseller. Effects £179 14s 7d.

Extract from Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 1 December 1916, page 4:

CAMBS. ROLL OF HONOUR.
Old County School Boy Killed in Action.
A POST OFFICE CASUALTY.

News was received on Tuesday of the death in action on the 23rd inst. of Sec. Lieut. Hector Fussell Billinger, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Billinger, of 44. St. Barnabas-road. Cambridge. He was educated at the Cambridge County School and at St. John’s College, and took second class honours in the History Tripos Examination in 1914. He had just received an appointment as history master at the Royal Masonic School, Bushey, when war broke out. He immediately applied for a commission, having been a member of the Officers’ Training Corps during his school and college career. He was gazetted in October, 1914. to the 10th Battalion E. Lancs. Regiment. He went out to France in February 1916, and had been acting adjutant ever since March.

FREE Ernest R
Second Lieutenant, "X" Siege Battery, Rioyal Garrison Artillery. Died at Winchester 16 July 1918. Aged 29. Son of Moses and Flora Free, of Cambridge; husband of Frances Emily Free, of 189, Malpas Rd., Brockley, London. In the 1891 census he is the son of Moses and Flora Free, aged 2, born Cambridge, resident 33 Great Eastern Street, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was the son of Joseph and Flora Free, aged 12, at school, born Cambridge, resident 58 Covent Garden, Cambridge. His birth was registered in the October to December Quarter 1888 in Cambruidge Registration District. He married Frances Emily Vincent at Brockley St Peter Church, Lewisham, 27 October 1917. Buried in CAMBRIDGE (MILL ROAD) CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Plot/Row/Section V. Grave 28. See also Cambridge County High School and Cambridge Guildhall

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 for Ernest Robert Free:

FREE Ernest Robert of 50 Covent-garden Cambridge second-lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery died 16 July 1918 at Winchester Administration Peterborough 15 November to Frances Emily Free widow. Effects £164 15s.

He is mention by London County Council in the Record of Service in the Great War 1914–18 by members of the London County Council. London: London County Council, 1922.

FROST Percy Causton
Second Lieutenant, 10th (Shropshire & Cheshire Yeomanry) Battalion, King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 8 September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Arthur Thomas and Helen Frost, of "Rockbarton," 14, St. Barnabas Rd., Cambridge. Buried in VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. See also Cambridge Holy Trinity and also Cambridge Guildhall
HORN Arthur Henry [Harvey]
Second Lieutenant, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Aged 21. Son of Arthur and Emma Horn, of 116, Mill Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Cambridge, Tailoring Assistant, resident with his parents, Arthur and Emma Horn, at 38, Cavendish Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated at VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10. See also Cambridge St Philips and also Cambridge Guildhall
JACOB Donald Allen
Second Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 November 1917. Aged 20. Son of George Henry and Florence Mary Jacob, of 34, Burleigh St., Cambridge. Formerly Acting Sergeant 326123, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he is aged 3, born Royston, living with his parents at Gower Road, Royston, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he is aged 13, born Royston, hertfordshire, schoolboy, resident with his parents at 85 High St Kings Lynn, St Margarets, Norfolk. His birth was registered in the July to September Quarter 1897 in the Royston Registration District. Commissioned in the LIncolnshire Regiment 30 May 1917. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 2. See both Cambridge Hills Road Weslyan Methodist and Cambrige Short Street Weslyan Methodist and also King's Lynn King Edward VII Grammar School and also Cambridge Guildhall
JOHNSON, MC Alec
Captain, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Johnson, of 2, St. Barnabas Rd., Cambridge. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 18. rance. See also Cambridge Guildhall
LANAWAY Francis Charlton
Second Lieutenant, Royal Sussex Regiment attached to 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 36. Son of Hugh and Elizabeth M. Lanaway; husband of Frances Grace Lanaway (nee Huxham), married 1914, banns read 12 April 1914 at Cambridge, St Barnabas, of "Bouveret," Borstal Rd., Rochester, late of Westminster Bank, Cambridge. Cadet made temporary Second Lieutenant, Royal Sussex Regiment, 18 December 1917. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, a scholar, born Kent, resident with his parents, Hugh and Elizabeth, at Bank House L & Cormby, High Street North, Dunstable, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1918:

LANAWAY Francis Charlton of 19 Mill-road Cambridge second-lieutenant died 22 August 1918 in France Administration London 21 December to Frances Grace Lanaway widow.
Effects £158 18s. 1d.

MUIRHEAD Alexander Hugh
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 35. Son of Alexander and Emily Muirhead, of Lyndewode Rd., Cambridge. Also served at Gallipoli as Sergeant in Suffolk Yeomanry. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Hitchin, Hertfordshire, a Darper's Traveller, son of Alexander and Emly Alice Muirhead, resident Mawson Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Originally attested 27 January 1910 in Cambridge as 3132, Royal Suffolk Hussars (Suffolk Yeomanry), aged 27 years 6 months, previously served with 3rd Cambridgeshire Volunteer Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, a Traveller by trade, heoght 5 feet 10½ inches, chest 40 inches. Lance Corporal in 1912, Corporal 5 August 1914, Sergeant 7 January 1915, served with the Mediterranean Expeditinary Force 23 September 1915 to 2 Apil 1916, dsiemabrked Alexabdria 26 December 1915, sent to Yeomanry Base Depot, Sidi Bishr, 28 January 1916, embarked for England on H.T. "Tunisian" from Alexandria 22 March 1916. Discharged on the termination of his period of engagement King's Regulation para 392 XXI 14 April 1916. Re-enlisted for Officer training. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Cambridge Guildhall
SAINT, DSO Edward Twelvetree
[Transcribed as Edward TWELFTTREE SAINT] Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 1/1st Battalion (Territorial Force), Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 August 1918. Age 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Saint, of Cambridge; husband of Ida Elsie Saint, of 6, St. Barnabas Rd., Cambridge. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Three times mention in desptaches. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VII Row A Grave 43. [Photograph from the London Illustrated News]

See also Perse School and Cambridge Guildhall

TWELVETREES Edward Dudley
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th August 1918. Married and lived at 63 Eltisley Avenue, Newnham. Birth registered in Battle Registration District, Sussex in the July to September Quarter 1890. In the 1891 census he was aged 10 months, son of Edward and Fanny E Twelvetrees, born Bexhill, Sussex, resident Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire. He was married in the Northampton Registration District in the January to March Quarter 1916 to Louisa A Simpson. Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 7. See also Cambridge St Marks and Cambridge Guildhall
Non-commissioned officers and men
ADAMS Arthur
Corporal 235136, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 November 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Arthur and Susannah Adams, of 17A, Covent Garden, Mill Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 3021, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in GHISSIGNIES BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 39. See Cambridge Guildhall
ALDERTON Charles W
Private 1038, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 25 April 1915. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Charles and Lucy Alderton, of 42, Great Eastern St., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219. See Cambridge Guildhall
AVES Edward Charles
Company Sergeant Major 21926, 25th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 10th April 1918. Born St Ndrews, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 1206, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.

Known as 'Teddy'. Christened at St. Matthews Church, 2nd October 1881, parents Edward Aves and Mary Anne Beales, they were living, at his birth, at 8 Gwydir Street, Cambridge. He served in the Cambridgeshire Regiment - previously the Volunteer Force (3rd (Cambs) Volunteer Btn, Suffolk Regiment) which on 1st April 1908 became the Territorial Army. He was serving in A company, 1st Cambridgeshire, in 1908. No 40. He was one of those who sounded the Last Post at Midnight on 31st March 1908 - Cambridge Evening News article, Friday, 27th May 1983. At this time he was a Corporal. Sergeant-Drummer, awarded Territorial Force Efficiency Medal 30thg October 1909. Terminated his service 5th April 1911. Re-enlisted in "A" company, in 1911 as No 1206. Married, living 21a Emery St, Cambridge. Employed as a compositor at the University Press. Lance-Sergeant in 1913-1914. Volunteered for Imperial Service; he was mobilised with the Cambridgeshire Regiment on 4th August 1914 and afterwards transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Prior to this he was Company Quartermaster-Sergeant and Company Sergeant-Major in the 1/1st Battalion. Cambridgeshire Regiment. He landed in France in February 1915 and went to front with 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment on 14th February 1915, in B company, 8 platoon, 15 section, as Sergeant; he served overseas continuously for more than three years. He was reported missing on 10th April 1918 and later reported killed on that date. At the time of his death he was Company Sergeant-Major.

He is listed on six War Memorials, namely St. George's Chapel, Ely Cathedral, the list in the entrance to the Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, on Panel 11 of the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, the War Memorial in the grounds of St. Andrew The Great Church, Cambridge, on the War Memorial at the University Press, Cambridge and on the University Press Memorial in St. Boltoph's Church, Cambridge and also Cambridge Guildhall

AVEY Thomas C
Private G/14650, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 19 May 1918. Born Cambridge, enlisted Chelmsford. Son of Mr. C. Avey, of 69, Great Eastern St., Cambridge. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 13. See Cambridge Guildhall
BALDREY Cyril Edgar
[Spelt BALDRY on memorial] Private 271192, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1918. Enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of Mr. C. W. Baldrey, of 13, Cwydir St., Cambridge. Formerly 4120, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 6. See Cambridge Guildhall and also Cambridge St Matthew's
BALDRY Harold
Private 235355, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment formerly 3588, Suffolk Yeomanry. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Death notice Cambridge Daily News 12 November 1918 "Harold F Baldrey Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 21, son of Mr and Mrs J G Baldrey 15 Emery street Cambridge." Buried in NOYELLES-SUR-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 17.
BANYARD Arthur Cecil
Private 22222, 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 22. Born Cherry Hinton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Charles William and Emma Banyard, of 38, Great Eastern St., Mill Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 7288, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9. See Cambridge Guildhall
BARKER Archie Robert
Private 326727, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 23. Born Enfield, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Samuel and Frances E. Barker, of 27, Devonshire Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25. See also Liverpool Street Station, London and Cambridge Guildhall
BARKER Sidney Reginald Frank
Rifleman 50287, 6th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment affiliated to King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10 September 1918. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Alfred and Caroline Barker, of Cambridge. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 10. See also Cambridge St Philips and also Cambridge Guildhall
BARKER Walter
Private 10270, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1916. Aged 23. Born Christchurch, Cambrideshire, resident Cambridge, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Elsie Victoria Emma Burn (formerly Barker), of 119, Mill Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged aged 17, born Cambridge, an Errand Boy, nephew of John and Ethel Ellum, resident 28 Ainsworth Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
BIDWELL Harold William
Corporal G/30023, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 10 August 1918. Aged 21. Born, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of William F. and Maud E. Bidwell, of 76, Kingston St., Mill Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 12264, Army Pay Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3. See Cambridge Guildhall
BIGGS Sidney [Saville]
Private, 157015, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles(Central Ontario Regiment), died 28 August 1918, brother of Percy Biggs listed above; son of George Biggs of 20 Ayleston Road, Chesterton and his late wife Emma; husband of Altona and father of Mildred Biggs of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Born 13th June 1890 in Chesterton and raised there, arrived in Canada in 1910. Resident Ontario, Canada. Labourer by trade. Enlisted at St Catherines 5th October 1915 aged 25 years and 5 months, previously served 9 months with 19th Regiment, passed fit for service 4th October 1915. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 33½ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark brown, religion Church of England. Buried in LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, AVERDOINGT, Pas de Calais, France.  Plot II. Row F. Grave 25. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 724 - 39. See also Chesterton and Cambridge Guildhall
BLANE William James
Private 637, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Killed in action at Bellewaarde Lake 8 May 1915. Aged 25. Born 3 August 1886 in Colchester, Essex. Son of James George and Jane Emily Blane, of 49, Mill Road, Cambridge. Attested 20 August 1914 in Ottowa, Ontario, Canada, a Carpeneter, single, aged 28 years, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 34-36 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Embarked fro Southampton 20 December 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 10. National Achives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 814 - 28. See also Cambridge Guildhall
BLATCH Hugh Cecil [Urbane]
Driver 1250, Motor Ambulance Unit, British Red Cross Society (Boulogne Unit), attached to 16th Sanitary Section, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 24 July 1918. In Memoriam notice Cambridge Daily News 25 July 1919 "Hugh E W Blatch killed in action 24 July 1918." [Note different initials] Born 12 July 1890. Baptised 31 August 1890 in Fetcham, St Mary, Surrey, son of Joseph and Jane Blatch, residenjt Godalming, Surrey. Admitted to Barnwell Boys' School, Cambridgeshire, 1 September 1897, resident 21 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, left 15 April 1904, formerly attended St John's school. In the 1891 census he was aged under 1, born Surrey, son of Joseph and Jane Blatch, resident Mill House, Histon Road, Impington, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Fetcham, Surrey, a scholar, son of Joseph and Jane Blatch, resident 21, Norfolk Terrace, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Surrey, an Assistant in Drapery, resident 8, St Loyes Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire. Passport number 110205. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row A.A. Grave 1. See also Cambridge Guildhall
BOWD George
Private G/50019, 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 31st May 1918. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 11. See also Cambridge St Pauls and also Cambridge Guildhall
BURGESS William Arthur
Private 41691, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. Edward Burgess, of 7, Garlic Row, Newmarket Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A. See Cambridge Guildhall
CALDECOAT Frank Ernest
Private 51959, 2/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 20 July 1918. Born Cambridge, enlisted Huntigndon, Formerly 217947, R.O.D., Royal Engineers. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 8. See Cambridge Guildhall
CALDECOAT William
Private 252243 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action, in the vicinity of Passchendaele, 7 November 1917. Aged 26. Born 20 May 1891 in Cambridge. Son of Kate Constance Thurlbourn (formerly Caldecoat) and stepson of Joseph Thurlborn, of 74, Kingston Street, Cambridge. Attested 10 February 1916 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, age 24 years 9 months, Gardener by trade, single height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 37-40 inches, weight 160 lbs, fair complexionj, grey eyes, very light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Embarked Canada 1 November 1916, disembarked England 11 November 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1381 - 37. See Cambridge Guildhall
CARMICHAEL Gilbert
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion attached 2nd/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 34. Son-in-law of late Mr John Ablitt, Stationmaster at Cambridge from 1911 until his death in 1915. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Gilbert Carmichael, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Gilbert Carmichael had been a master at March Grammar School for a time. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67. See also March Grammar School
CARTER Henry William Arthur
Lance Corporal 84404, 203rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 26 July 1916. Born Henry William Arthur (sic), enlisted Cambridge. In the 1881 census he was aged 2, born Cambridgeshire, son of Allen and Mary Ann Carter, resident 38, Cottage, Wimpole, Caxton, Cambridgeshire. Married in July to September Quarter 1901 in Cambrdge either Miriam Alice Grant or Eliza May Flaxman. Buried CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row E. Grave 32. See Cambridge Guildhall
CARTER James

Gunner 102093, 217 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 9 November 1918. Aged 42. Husband of Marjorie (nee Thompson) Carter, of 40/42/45 Perowne Street, Cambridge, married 2 January 1901 in Cambridge; two sons. Attested 10 July 1916 in Cambridge, aged 38 years 2 months, a College Servant by trade, married, height 5 feet 7¾ inches, weight 140 lbs, chest 37½-40 inches, mainly served at home but with B.E.F. 20 January to 10 Au8gust 1917. Admitted to 56 General Hospital, Etaples 5 August 1917. Discharged from Military Service as being no longer physically fit for war service 20 September 1917 under Para. 392 (xvi) King's Regulation. Para. 2 (a) (1) due to Carcinoma of Calcum. Sissued Silver War Badge 245439 on 18 September 1917. Buried 14 November 1918 in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, Cambridge [Cambridge St Paul Plot]. [Not on CWGC]. See Cambridge Guildhall

CHARLTON Charles
Sergeant 8747, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25 September 1915. Born Eastbury, Berkshire, enlisted Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Lambourn, Berkshire, son of Ellen Charlton (a widow), resident Malting Yard, 4, Oxford Street, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Lambourn, Berkshire, a Picture Framer, son of Ellen Charlton (a widow), resident 53, Great Eastern Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See Cambridge Guildhall
CHARLTON James H
No further information currently available. See Cambridge Guildhall
COWELL William George
Gunner 156664, 53td Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 24 September 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Harry and Martha Cowell, of 39, Argyle St., Cambridge. Buried in HAGLE DUMP CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 8. See also Liverpool Street Station, London and also Cambridge Guildhall
DENT Bertram Robert
Private 326027, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Ethel B. Sanders (formerly Dent), of 12, Gloucester Terrace, Swindon, Wilts. Formerly 2923, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See Cambridge Guildhall
EDWARDS Charles Albert
Private 40657, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Born St Michael's, Ipswich, enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was married to Maud, a Town Postman, born Ipswich, Suffolk, resident 30 Argyle Street, Mill Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Cambridge Post Office and also Cambridge St Philips and also Cambridge Guildhall
EDWARDS Thomas
Private 32702, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire ad Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 12 July 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Nottingham. Son of Harry A. and Mrs. E. A. Edwards, of 77, Kingston St., Mill Rd., Cambridge. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 21. See Cambridge Guildhall
FILBY F J
either this FJ or the FW on Guildhall is Private 8866 Frederick Filby 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 4 September 1916. Aged 21. Son of George and Jane Filby, of 7, Argyle St., Mill Rd., Cambridge. Buried at SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Pot XXXI. Row K. Grave 6.
FROST Leonard Arthur
Rifleman 551149, 2nd/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles) (Territorial Force), London Regiment. Killed in action 20 February 1918. Age 25. Born Colchester, enlisted Westminster, resident Southend. Son of Helen Frost, of "Rockbarton," 14, St. Barnabas Rd., Cambridge, and the late Arthur Thomas Frost. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Row K. Grave 62. See also Cambridge Holy Trinity and Perse School and also Cambridge Guildhall
GROVER Lawrence [Penrose]
Private 326566 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment formerly 4016, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 September 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Lawrence Henry and Ellen Grover, of 20, Devonshire Rd., Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Cambridgeshire, son of Lawrence H and Ellen Grover, resident 42, Perowne Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Cambridge, a French Polisher, son of Lawrence Henry and Ellen Grover, resident 42, Perowne Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 148.
HARDING Conrad Neville
Private 75810 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment), formerly 24745, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 6 April 1918. Aged 24. Born St. Andrews-The-Less, Cambs, 20 January 1894, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Arthur and Agnes Harding, of 150, Gwydir St., Cambridge. Admitted to Cambridge Romsey Junior Middle School 4 September 1905, son of Arthur Harding, resident 150, Gwydir Street, Cambridge, left 6 May 1908 having attained maximum age. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Cambridge, a Law Clerk, son of Arthur and Agnes Harding, 150 Gwydir Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21. See also Cambridge Guildhall
HOBSON Thomas Ephraim
Private 133302, 58th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 26 August 1918. Aged 19. Born Chesterton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. T. Hobson, of 13, Great Eastern St., Mill Rd., Cambridge. Buried in BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 1. See also Liverpool Street Station, London and also Cambridge Guildhall
HODSON Frederick Charles
Private 2114, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 May 1915. Born crica 1889 Castle End, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was a College Servant, aged 22, born Cambridge, residing with his grandmother, Harriett Graves, at 29 Vicarage Terrace, Cambridge. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 2. See also Cambridge University Press & College Servants and also Cambridge Guildhall
HOLMES Philip William
Private 40327 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment formerly 3629, Suffolk Yeomanry. Died of wounds 26 November 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Baptised 11 November 1893 in Cambridge, St Barnabas, son of Philip and Martha Holmes, resident 9 Mill Street, Cambridge. Son of Philip and Martha Sarah Holmes, of 14, Covent Garden, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born cambridge, at school, son of Philip and Martha Holmes, resident 14, Mill Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Cambridge, a Butcher, son of Philip and Martha Holmes, resident 14 Covent Garden, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Gave VIII. Row B. Grave 19. See also Cambridge Guildhall
HOROBIN John Samuel
Private SS/8462, 8th (Labour) Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died from an acute attack of pneumonia 24 November 1915. Aged 41. Born 17 April 1874 in Meerut, India, resident Cambridge, enlisted London. Husband of Mrs Emma Matilda (nee Cornell) Horobin, of Perowne Street, Cambridge, married October to December Quarter 1894 in Cambridge. In the 1881 census he was aged 6, born East Indies, a scholar, son of Wilhelmina Horobin, resident 14, Gloucester Place, Cambridge St Andrew the Less, Cambridge. Admitted to East Road Boys' School, Cambridge, 2 April 1882, resident 61, Fitzroy Street, Cambridge, left 7 May 1886. In the 1901 census he was aged 26, born India, a Cab Driver, married to Matilda Horobin, resident 2, Abbey Walk, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 36, born Meerut, India, a Cab Driver, married to Matilda Horobin with one duaghter and one son, resident 11 Leaders Row, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 14. Grave 46. See also Cambridge Guildhall
LAMBERT Noel King
Private 72802, 10th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 13 April 1917. Aged 24. Born 13 December 1892, and enlisted, Cambridge. Baptised 26 February 1893 in Cambridge, St Barnabas, son of King Richard and Elizabeth Bradshaw Lambert, resident 145, Gwydir Street, Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. King Lambert, of 145, Gwydir Street, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Cambridgeshire, son of Elizabeth Lambert, resident 145, Gwydir Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Cambridge, an ironmonger's Assistant, son of Elizabeth Lambert, resident 145, Gwydir Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Attested 31 October 1915 in Bury St Edmunds, aged 22 years 10 months, resident 20, Kingston Street, Cambridge, Mrs Hilda beaumont acting as next of kin, a Shop Assistant, single, height 5 feet 7¼ inches, weight 114 lbs, chest 35½-38 inches. Buried in ATHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row G. Grave 18. See also Cambridge Guildhall
LINSEAY Arthur
Corporal 41437, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 6713, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Linseay of 132, Mill Road, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Cambridgeshire, son of Charles and Fanny Linseay, resident 132, Mill Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Cambridge, at school, son of Charles and Fanny Linseay, resident 132, Mill Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried BUCQUOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge Guildhall
LONG Arthur George
Private 532421, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 27 December 1917. Aged 23. Resident Cambridge, enlisted London. Baptised 25 November 1894 in Cambridge, St Giles, son of Edwin George Walter and Marian Long, resident Benson Street Chesterton, Cambridge. Son of Edwin George and Marian Long, of 27, Emery Street, Mill Road, Cambridge; brother of Ceil Charles Long (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, son of Edwin and Marian Long, resident 7, Priory Street, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, a Grocer's Clerk, son of Edwin and Marian Long, resident 62, Humberstone Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section U. Grave 47. See also Cambridge Guildhall
LONG Cecil Charles
Rifleman 608470, 1st/18th (County of London) Battalion (London Irish Rifles), London Regiment formerly 305487, 5th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 9 October 1918. Aged 20. Born 1 February 1898, and resident, Cambridge, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Baptised 10 April 1898 in Cambridge, St Michael, son of Edwin George and Marian Long, resident 7 Priory Street Cambridge. Son of Edwin George and Marian Long, of Cambridge; brother of Arthur George (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, son of Edwin and Marian Long, resident 7, Priory Street, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, at school, son of Edwin and Marian Long, resident 62, Humberstone Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 39. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MABUTT Albert Victor
Private 10917, 7th Battalion, King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died 27 March 1918 [memorials state 28th]. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Hereford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry John Mabbutt, of 10, Mawson Rd., Cambridge. Decoration Militaire (Belgium). Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Serving in the 5th KSLI, he was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for bravery in France in 1917 and in 1918 received the Belgian Decoration Militaire. He was a Footman at Llysdinam Hall in Powys when war broke out. Buried in WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 6. See also Newbridge-on-Wye and also Cambridge Guildhall
MCPHERSON Archibald Dixon
Trooper 569, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. Died of wounds 13th May 1915. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Hounslow. Son of Charles and Elizabeth McPherson. of Cambridge. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 3. See also Perse School and Canterbury, 9th Lancers Memorial and also Cambridge Guildhall
MEADOWS Ernest Albert
Private 320538, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment formerly 14166, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 6 November 1917. Aged 24. Born 8 June 1893, and enlisted, Cambridge. Son of Helena Elizabeth Meadows, of 20, Perowne St., Mill Rd., Cambridge, and the late Charles Meadows; brother of Frank Sydney Meadows (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Cambridgeshire, son of Helena Elizabeth Meadows (a widow), resident 27, Hooper Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Admitted to Cambridge Brunswick Boys' School, Cambridge, 19 January 1903, son of Ellen Meadows, resident 91, Fitzroy Street, Cambridge, left 23 November 1904 for nearer school. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Cambridge, a Bookbinder's Apprentice, son of Helena Elizabeth Meadows (a widow), resident 20, Perowne Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section M. Grave 49. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MEADOWS Frank Sydney
Private 722911, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment formerly 24700, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Reigment. Killed in action 1 January 1917. Aged 28. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Helena Elizabeth Meadows, of 20, Perowne St., Mill Rd., Cambridge, and the late Charles Meadows; brother of Ernest Albert Meadows (above); brother of Miss Alice Rose Meadows, of 20, Perowne St., Mill Rd., Cambridge. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Cambridge, son of Charles and Helena E Meadows, resident Sturton Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Cambridgeshire, son of Helena Elizabeth Meadows (a widow), resident 27, Hooper Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Cambridge, a Compositor, son of Helena Elizabeth Meadows (a widow), resident 20, Perowne Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row R. Grave 29. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MERRIMAN Harry [J]
Gunner 2740, "B" Battery, 235th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 21 December 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry James Merriman, of 2, Devonshire Road, Cambridge. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 20. See also Cambridge Guildhall
MILLS Charles Sidney
Rifleman 3008, 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 23 December 1915. Resident and enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census Sidney Mills was aged 18, son of Nellie Mills, a Postman, born Chesterton, resident 18 Perowne St, Cambridge. IN the British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 Sidney C Mills was appointement Assistant Postman in Cambridge in 1909. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Panel 131. See also Cambridge All Saints and Cambridge Post Office and Cambridge Guildhall
MOTE Frederick Edward

Rifleman 302805, 1st/ 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Newmarket, resident St. Pancras, enlisted London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Mote, of 92 Tenison road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9. See also Cambridge Guildhall

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

MOTE Frederick Edward of 27 Ampthill-square Middlesex private His Majesty's Army died 3 May 1917 in France Probate London 16 November to John Kerry tailor.
Effects £887 11s. 1d.

NEWMAN George Henry
Corporal 371002, 2nd/ 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 24. In the 1911 census he was the son of John and Fances Newman, aged 17, a postman, born Cambridge, resident 14 Mawson Road, Cambridge. According to the British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 he was appointed as Assistant Postman in Cambridge in 1910 and then in 1913 as Postman in Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54. See also Cambridge Post Office and also Cambridge Guildhall
PARFREY Alfred [Harold] Ernest
Private 8899, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 30th December 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Cambridge. First went to France 1 April 1915. Buried at ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot D. Grave 302. See also Cambridge St Giles and also Cambridge Guildhall

Born 6th September 1896 the eldest son of Alfred (a gardener) and Annie (nee Dowe) Parfey previously of 104 Castle Street and later of 68 Great Eastern Street, Cambridge. Baptised 5 November 1896 at Cambridge St Giles Church. Not listed on the St Giles war memorial. In the 1911 census he was at school, aged 14. He was a “boiler’s assistant”, enlisting in Cambridge 10th April 1913, aged 17, and joining the 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment (Special Reserve Service), signing on for a period of six years. Service number 8721.

He later came into the 1st/5th Suffolk Regiment, serving in France and twice injured, returning to convalesce in Lowestoft before returning to duty. He was being transferred from Malta to Egypt on HMT Aragon, likely en-route to Palestine where his regiment had been serving that year. Moored just outside Port Alexandria, Egypt, HMT Aragon was torpedoed and sunk 30th December 1917 by German U Boat UC34(9), which also then also sank HMS Attack whilst it was picking up survivors.

PETERS Arthur Allan
Believed to be: Arthur Allen, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Arethusa. Died 11 February 1916. Aged 26. Son of Annette Peters, of 32, Covent Garden, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. See also Cambridge Guildhall and also Cambridge St Paul's
RYAN Stephen Maynard
Private 2409, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 May 1916. Aged 19. Born 19 December 1896, and enlisted, in Cambridge. Son of Richard and Florence Maud Ryan, of 29, Mawson Road, Cambridge. Admitted to Cambridge St Albans School 7 May 1900, son of Richard Ryan, of Stockwell Street, Cambridge, left 9 September 1909 to go to Romsey Church School. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Cambridgeshire, son of Richard M and Florence M Ryan, resident 25, Stockwill Street, Cambridge. Admitted to Cambridge Romsey Junior Middle School 14 September 1909, son of Richard Ryan. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, a Page Boy, son of Richard May and Florence Maud Ryan, resident 29, Mawson Road, Cambridge. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row R. Grave 11. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Church of Our Lady and The English Martyrs
SAINT William Douglas
Private 13798, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), C.E.F. Died of illness 2 January 1915. Born 5 July 1891 in Cambridge. Next of kin William Saint, of Tenison Road, Cambridge. Charted Accountant by trade. Previousy spent 4 years in the Officer's Training Corps (OTC). Passed fit on 31 August 1914, enlisted 17th September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, accepted 20 September 1914. Age at enlisted 23 years 2 months, height 5 feet 10 inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, ahir black 5 vaccination marks on left arm, appendicetory scar in right groin. Religion Church of England. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire. Section XXXVIII Grave 22. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8613 - 10. See also Perse School and Cambridge Guildhall
SAUNDERS, MM Harry Sabin
Sergeant 325071, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 25. Born Mildenhall, Suffolk, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. A. Wilson, of 127, Thoday St., Mill Rd., Cambridge; husband of Alice Rose Biggs (nee Caldecoat)(formerly Saunders), of 43, Baker St., London Rd., Brighton, married 14 June 1917 at Cambridge, St. Barnabas, aged 27, resident of 39 Mawson Road, Cambridge. Member of the Cambridge Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen, admitted 1913. Formerly 1028, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Mildenhall, Suffolk, a Number Taker G.E.R., stepson, resident with his parents, William and Anne Wilson, at 127, Thoday Street, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148. See also Cambridge St Philips and Liverpool Street Station, London and Cambridge Guildhall
SEAGROTT Albert Edward
Sergeant 6663, 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action 24 May 1915. Aged 30. Born Camberwell, S.E., Surrey, enlisted London. Brother of Mrs. D. E. Edwards, of 107, Manson Rd., Cambridge.In the 1911 censsu he was a Professional Soldier (Bandsman), aged 26, born Surrey, single, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, Royal irish Fusiliers, billeted St Lucia Bararcks, Bordon, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42. See also Cambridge Guildhall
SMITH Ernest Edward
[Listed as Edward Ernest SMITH on CWGC/SDGW] Lance Corporal 72534, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), formerly Aircraftman 1st Class, 27383, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Brother of Mr F Winton Smith, Mill Road, Cambridge, with whom he was in business. Son of Thomas Edward and Matilda Smith, of 15, Chester Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. Panel 52 to 54. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. See also Cambridge Guildhall
TATHAM Arthur Edwin
Private 325719, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 November 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas and Susan Tatham, of 68, York St., Cambridge. Formerly 2428, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row B. Grave 9. See also Cambridge St Matthew's and Cambridge Guildhall
TINGEY Thomas

Private 57358, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died whilst a Prisoner of War 17 October 1918. Aged 37. Husband of Amy (nee Simpson) Tingey, of 14, Argyle Street, Cambridge, married July to September Quarter 1909 in Chesterton Registration District, Cambridgeshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Edward and Sophia Tingey, resident Primrose Street, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, a Miller's Labourer, son of Sophia Tingey (a widow), resident 23, Willow Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, a Riding School Groom, married to Amy with one daughter, resident 18, Little St. Mary's Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. A letter describing his last days in captivity was printed in the Cambridge Daily News 2 January 1919 pg4. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 12. See also Cambridge Guildhall

Extract from Cambridge Daily News - Thursday 2 January 1919, page 4:

A PRISONER’S SUFFERINGS'

Comrade’s Story of Dying Man

Mrs. Tingey, of 14, Argyle-street, has received information that her husband. Pte. Thomas Tingey, of the Manchester Regiment, died in captivity in Germany. Pte. Tingey, who was 37 years of age, joined in January, 1915, and went to France in March, last year. A month later he was captured. He leaves a widow and four children.

A comrade writes: “From the first time I saw him I was so sorry for him; he was such poor-looking soul It was at Hautmont Hospital, in France —German, of course. He was in the next bed to me, and he trusted himself a good deal to me. I don’t know what the German doctors were treating him for, but he was like the rest of us—we did not get much attention from them. For myself, I think his trouble was the jaundice. He was not allowed the same diets as the other patients—that miserable brown bread and “Gerry’s" famed soups in the morning. He was allowed a thin slice of bread (white) and butter, and’ “Gerry's” substitute coffee, and at dinner time he got such diets as macaroni done with milk, and a good ration of lamb, or rice done up in milk, with mutton. In the evening we all got barley water for tea (no bread and no tea), and only one bread ration a day. . . Your husband would not take the special diet, and seems to have taken a fair dislike to supping foods, as the look these dishes made him shudder. I nursed him to the best of my ability; . . the Germans didn’t worry, not a bit. The brutes made him leave Hautmont with a pair of wooden clogs, as they did many another one, on our journey to Gottingen. A French woman gave him a pair of lovely boots, but these were taken from him by ‘‘Gerry.” The French civil population Hautmont gave him coffee, bread, toffee, cigarettes, matches, mufflers, handkerchiefs—he seemed to draw everybody’s sympathy. . . Your husband was forced to leave for the long journey although could not walk. He was so weak that I had practically to carry him wherever we went. I went for our coffee and bread one morning, when we were in the train, and when I returned I found that your husband had passed away."

WESTWOOD Edward
Lance Corporal 8916, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 10 March 1915. Aged 24. Born Marylebone, London, enlisted London. Son of Edward and Annie Maria Westwood, of 19, Mackenzie Road, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Marylebone, London, single, a Professional Soldier, Private, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, billetted at Verdala Barracks Malta. Buried in ELZENWALLE BRASSERIE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5. See also Cambridge Guildhall
WILLIAMS Sidney [Thomas]
Private 40596, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 36419, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he is the son of Louisa Williams (a widow), aged 13, at school, born Cambrodge, resident with his mother at 55 Argyle Street, Cambridge. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row K. Grave 9. See also Cambridge St Luke's and also Liverpool Street Station, London and also Cambridge Guildhall
WOODCOCK William Henry
Private 220483, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment formerly 2992, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27 April 1918. Born 1890, and enlisted, Cambridge. Baptised 6 April 1890 at Cambridge, St Barnabas, son of William Thomas and Annie Woodcock, resident 10, Mill Street, Cambridge. Husband of Victoria Maud (nee Johnson) Woodcock, of 104 Oxford Road, Cambridge, married at Cambridge, St Luke (Chesterton) 15 March 1917; at the time he was a Private, 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment based at Scotton Camp, Hipswell. In the 1891 census he was agdd 1, born Cambridge, son of William Thomas and Annie Woodcock, resident Mill Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Cambridge, at school, son of William Thomas and Annie Woodcock, resident 19, Mill Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born St Barnabas, Cambridge, a College Servant, unmarried, resident Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47 to 48. See also Cambridge Guildhall
WRIGHT Leonard [Albert]
Rifleman S/29542 [S/20542 on SDGW], 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) formerly 34437, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1917. Aged 19. Born 31 December 1898, resident and enlisted, Cambridge. Baptised 6 March 1898 in Cambridge, St Barnabas, son of Wiliam and Jessie Ellen Wright, resident 9, Caius Street, Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wright, of 1 Cross Street, Mill road, Cambridge and brother of William James Wright (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Cambridge, son of William Henry and Jessie Ellen Wright, resident 9, Cains Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Cambridge, at school, son of William Henry and Jessie Ellen Wright, resident 1, Cross Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXI. Row C. Grave 17. See also Cambridge Guildhall
WRIGHT William James
Private 352959, 2nd/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment formerly 4457, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Cambridge. Born 18 June 1893, baptised 13 August 1893 in Cambridge, St Barnabas, son of Wiliam and Jessie Ellen Wright, resident 3, Union Terrace, Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W H Wright, of 1 Cross St, Mill Road, Cambridge. Brother of Leonard Albert Wright (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Cambridge, son of William Henry and Jessie Ellen Wright, resident 9, Cains Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 7, born Cambridge, at school, son of William Henry and Jessie Ellen Wright, resident 1, Cross Street, Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 120 to 124. See also Cambridge Guildhall

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