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The Cambridge University Press and College Servants memorial is located within St Botolph's Church. Trumpington St, Cambridge. The Chapel of St. Botolph's Church, Cambridge, was refurbished in memory of those who died in the First World War and a wooden board lists their details. It was unveiled 10 June 1920 by General The Lord Horne, GCB, KCMG, ADC.

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Second Lieutenant, Rifle Brigade - no further information currently available



Captain, 7th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 28. Son of Alan Gray, Mus. Doc., and Maude Gray, of York House, Chaucer Rd., Cambridge. Commissioned 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) 25th Aug., 1914. In the 1911 census he was a Private, aged 21, born Hertfordshire, unmaaried, serving with 12th Royal Lancers, billetted at Cantonments P'stroom. Buried in CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 15.


Peyton Sheldon

Captain. Born 27 March 1895, 1st son of William Sheldon Hadley (Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge) and Edith, his wife, of The Master's Lodge, Pembroke College, and Heacham, Norfolk. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1909 - 1914, where he was a good scholar and an outstanding sportsman. He won a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge but shortly after the declaration of war he took a commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment, joining 7th Bn. [This was a sportsmanís battalion raised by the Northampton Rugby international Edgar Mobbs, who was later himself Battalion Commander and died at Passchendaele.] He won the M.C. In the autumn of 1918 he was seriously wounded and was invalided home to the Central Military Hospital, Eastbourne. Here on 25 October 1918 he died of pandemic influenza. There were about a dozen other influenza deaths at the hospital October - December that year, including 2 nurses. His grave is in the north-east part of St. Maryís churchyard, Heacham, North Norfolk. He lies under a private stone, bearing inset in bronze the sword of sacrifice and the military cross. His parents are buried next to him. See also Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, Perse School, Cambridge Guildhall and Heacham

Extract from Lynn Advertiser - Friday 1 November 1918, page 8:


Quite a gloom was cast over the village and the greatest sympathy was expressed by all when the sad news came to hand, at the end of last week, that Captain Peyton Sheldon Hadley, M.C., elder son of the Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Mrs. Hadley (of The Lodge, Pembroke College. Cambridge. and of Shallcross, Heacham) had fallen a victim to septic pneumonia following influenza, while convalescing at Eastbourne, on Friday, at the early age of 23. Additional pathos is added to the tragic occurrence by the fact that his younger brother is now lying seriously wounded in France. Capt. Hadley was educated at St. Ronan's, West Worthing (Mr. S. S. Harris) and at Charterhonse (Mr. F. Dames Longworth), where he was in the Sixth Form and was a member of the cricket and football elevens, and won distinction as a runner. He was to have begun residence at Pembroke College. Cambridge, in October 1914, but on the outbreak of war he acceoted a commission in the Northampton Regiment. In France he gained distinction and the Military Cross as a leader of bombing attacks, in which he displayed the utmost daring. He was twice severely wounded, first on the Somme in 1916, and again on the 26th March last. On recovering from his first wound he was appointed to an Officer's Cadet Battalion at Cambridge. but at his own earnest desire he went out again to the front, where he served until he received his second wound in March last. On leaving hospital his health was far from being completely re-established. and he was sent to convalesce at Eastboune, where he fell victim to influenza and septic pneumonia as stated.

The remains arrived at Headcham on Monday and were conveyed by men of a locally stationed regiment to the parish church, where they rested until noon of the following day, when the funeral took place. This was of a military character, the military arrangements being carried out by the colonel and officers of a regiment now stationed in the locality. A guard of honour of the regiment was present, as were also the pipers (under the leadership of Bugle-Major Woods), and the quaint and mourneful tone of an old Irish lament from the pipes honoured the dead officer as his remains were carried from the church to the grave.

The mourners present were the Master of Pembroke and Mrs. Hadley (parents). Mrs. Reginald Appach (aunt), Mr. J. M. Dodds. Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge (godfather), and Mrs. Herring. of Narborough.

A large number of vi!lagers and others were present and we understand that many were absent through being unaware of the hour of the funeral. Among those present were Col. L. G. Oliver, Mr. C. E. Strachan, Mr. James Jackson, Mrs. Cockburn Stewart, the Rev. W. A. and Mrs. Day, Mrs. Clement R. Ingleby, the Misses Black, Mrs. Hill, Mr. C. B. L. and Miss Tylecote. Mr. and Mrs. W. Clarke, Mr. and Mr. C. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. N. Rolfe, Mrs. Martin ffolkes. Miss Jarvis, Mrs. R. T. Gunther, Mr. and Mrs. G. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. W. Perfitt. the Misses Spencer. the Misses Beck and Miss Kvlleberg, Miss Spurrell. Mrs. Brevitt, Mrs. J. E. Hodgett, Mr. and Mrs. R. Pull. Mr. and Mrs. Lowerison, Mr. and Miss Suter, Miss Jessie Spencer and Miss Foulsham. Captain H. B. Jones, M.C., Wiltshire Regiment, attended to represent the command depot at Eastbourne, and Pte. E. Graver, Northamptonshire Regiment (the deceased's regiment) on furlough in the village, was also present,

As many members of the choir as could be present attended and Mr. Suter rendered the music with the sympathy which invariably accompanies his playing: and in the voluntary which was given at the end. "My ain folk." played by request, he bore eloquent testimony to the loyalty which one of Captain Hadley's predominant chnractiristics.

*Captain Hadley was a member of choir and always assisted in the church music when at home. He had considerable ability, a rich base voice, and as recently as last Christnas sans solos in the Christmas music. While the large congregation was assembling Mr. Suter plated "O for the wings of a dove" and "O rest in the Lord" (Mendelssohn) and after the lesson, which was impressively read by Mr. C. W. N. Rolfe, the congregation stood while the grand theme of Handel's Dead March from "Saut" pealed forth from the organ. Psalm 39 was sung to a double chant by Turle, and after the lesson the hymn "The saints of God, their conflict past," found a place in the service.

The Rev. G. T. Thompson(vicar) most sympathetically and impressive!y rendered the rest of the service, and at the usual services on Sundav he made touching reference to the sad event, and appropriate hymns were sung.

The grave which is near that of the late Lieut. A. B. Thorne, R.A.F., was draped with purple and chrysanthemums. After the Blessing three farewell volleys were fired and the Last Post, sounded by five buglers, bade "goodbye" to the departed.

Flowers and wreaths, in spite of the notice to the contrary, were sent in great profiusion. Many of these were placed, recalling the sad occasion. in the chapel of Pembroke College. Among those that covered the spot where he lies there were:—"From his father mother ard brother." "Mrs. Cockburn Stewart, 'For he has won and now for ever wears, the spotless flower of a hero's life.' With tender sympathy." "In loving memory of dear Peyton, from Ena." "To a dear friend, with the heartfelt sympathy of S. P. Ora." "A small tribute of the deepest sympathy, from Reginald.' "With affectionate sympathy and regret, from Mrs. Strachan and Agneta." "With sincere sympathy and deep regret, from Hurn and Sarah." "Loving sympathy, from the Rev. William, Mrs. and Miss Day." "In most affectionate remembrance, Mr. and Miss Tylecote." "With deepest sympathy, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman." "With love, from Mrs. Martin ffolkes." "In loving memory of dear Peyton, from Arnold." "In memory of dear Master Peyton, who was loved by us all. Eva." "From the Fridhem children." "With deep sympathy, from two old friends of his mother, Miss Beck and Miss Kvlleberg." "With much love and smoothy, from Alice and Edward Browne." "In proud and loving memory of my dear nephew. Miss Hadley." "Loving sympathy, Mr. and Mrs. Neville Rolfe." "For Peyton, with love and tender thoughts, from Jack, Gordon, Rosamund and Dick Thorne." "In memory of Capt. P. S. Hadley, M.C., Northamptonshire Regiment, from the officers of the Officers' Command Depot, Eastbourne." "With very deepest sympathy, from Mrs. herring and Lady Seale."—One of the wreaths placed in Pem,broke College Chapel is of bay and laurel leaves and bears the inscription, "In memory of a gallant English gentleman."

Extract from Cambridge Daily News - Saturday 26 October 1918, page 3:

Elder Son of the Master of Pembroke.

We regret to announce the death of Captain Peyton Sheldon Hadley, which occurred at Eastbourne on Friday of pneumonia. Captain Hadley was the elder son of the Master of Pembroke, and was educated at Charterhouse (Mr. F. Davies Longworth's), where he was in the Sixth Form. He was member of the school cricket and football elevens, and won distinction also as a runner. He was to have come into residence at Pembroke in October, 1914, but the outbreak of war he accepted a commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment. He was wounded on the Somme in August, 1916, and a second time the 26th March last; he was convalescing from the latter wound when he was attacked by influenza and septic pneumonia, from which he died after very short illness. Captain Hadley was awarded the Military Cross in June, 1916.


Philip Claude

Rifleman 3472, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 23 October 1914. Aged 20. Born Chesteron, Cambridge, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of Philip and Millicent Harris, of 105, Victoria Road, Cambridge; he had two sisters, one of them, Millicant, lived at 14 Botolph Lane, Cambridge; he had two brothers, Aubrey, who lived at 14 Botolph Lane, and the other, Reginald Stanley Harris, served as Signaller 26746, Eastern Division Signalling Company, Royal Engineers being based at South Camp, Ripon, Yorkshire; his father was a College Servant. He attested, and was passed fit, 24 May 1909 at Cambridge, born Chesterton, a school boy, aged 15 years 1 month, at which time he belonged to the Cambs University Officers Training Corps, taken on as a Band Boy. He was 5 feet 8 inches, weighed 110lbs, chest 33½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10. See also Cambridge St Luke's


Albert John

Serjeant 203168, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 17 September 1918. Aged 25. Born at Coton, Cambridge, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Baptised at Coton 8 January 1893. Son of W. G. and Isabella Nightingale, of 27, Newnham, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Coton, resident with his parents George and Isabella, in Main Street, Coton, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 326042, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in TREFCON BRITISH CEMETERY, CAULAINCOURT, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 43. See also Cambridge Guildhall


Harry Noah

[Listed as SQUIRES on CWGC and Guildhall] Private 55374, 3rd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 11 October 1918. Born Cambridge, resident Malton, enlisted Hull. Baptised (privately ) 3 August 1886 at Cambridge, St. Luke (Chesterton), son of Noah Galley and Alice Jane Squire, of Hertford Street, Cambridge; his father was a tailor. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Cambridgeshire, resident with his parents, Noah Galley and Alice Jane, in Trinity Street, St Michael, Cambridge. His death was registered in the Sculcoates Registration District, Yorkshire, aged 32, in the 4th quarter 1918. Buried in HULL NORTHERN CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Plot/Row/Section 65. Grave 4. See also Cambridge Guildhall


Kenneth Ferguson Arnold

Lieutenant, H.M.S. St Vincent, Royal Navy. Accidentally killed while conducting instruction on explosives 22 January 1918. Aged 26. Born 7 January 1892 in the Cambridge Registration District. Son of Arnold Joseph and Mary A. Wallis, of 5, Belvoir Terrace, Cambridge. Served in H.M.S. "Temeraire" 1913-17 and fought in the Battle of Jutland. Cadet Captain at Osborne and Dartmouth Colleges; won the first prize in the Cadets bayonet competition R.N. and M. Tournament, 1911. Enlisted 17 September 1894; became Sub_lieutenant 15 June 1912 and Lieutenant 15 November 1913. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Cambridge, resident with is arents, Arnold Joseph and May, at 5, Trumpington Road Belvoir Terrace, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Cambridge, unmarried, a Midshipman aboard H.M.S. Achilles, residing at Portsmouth. Buried in LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Orkney. Section B. Grave 14. See also Cambridge St Botolph and Cambridge Guildhall and also Cambridge, St Faiths School



Private, Royal Fusiliers - no further information currently available


Frederick Charles

Private 202204, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 13 December 1917. Enlisted Cambridge, resident Cambridge. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Kester, of 66 Milton Road, Cambridge; two brothers and two sisters. Attested and embodied 3rd/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment 8 November 1915, transferred 2nd/4th Battalion, Royal Sots 8 December 1916, joined 11th Battalion 25 September 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D. See also Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge Guildhall


Frederick John

Private 238112, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 October 1918. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Edward Stearn, of 20 Walnut Tree Avenue, Cambridge; husband of Evelyn Lucy Maud (nee King) Stearn, of 50, Newnham, Cambridge; married 13 September 1918 at Cambridge. Formerly 9/5648, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 9st 8lbs, chest 36 inches. Enlisted 29 November 1916. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Cambridge, College Clerk Pultery, resident with his widowed father, Edward, at 20, Walnut Tree Avenue, Cambridge. Buried in ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 5. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Mary the Less and also Cambridge, Christ Church


Eric [James]

Private 20140, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 September 1917. Aged 22. Born 27 September 1895 in Chesterton, Cambs, enlisted Cambridge Son of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Cracknell, of 6, Dorie St., Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Cambridgeshire, resident with his mother, Elizabeth, at 37, Newnham, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Cambridge, a College Servant, a boarder at 3 Church Rate Walk, Newnham, Cambridge. Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 2. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Paul's


Frederick [Charles]

[Memorial states Private, Suffolk Regiment] 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 Guildhall and also Cambridge St Barnabas

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