information - World War 1
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards
parish of Childerley comprises of Childerley Hall and its surrounding
estate. There is no village as such or a church.
names have been taken from the County First World War memorial in Ely
Lieutenant, Northants Yeomanry & 28 Squadron, Royal Flying
Corps. Killed in flying accident, at Gosport Hants, 10 December
1916. aged 22. Son of John Marsland Brooke & Jane Brooke,
of Childerley Hall. The aircraft, a Henri Farman, stalled &
crashed from 200ft. The aircraft's other occupant, 2nd
Lt. William Desmond Guthrie Lotan, from Dublin (Royal Munster
Fusiliers & RFC) was also killed & is buried at Clare,
was born in 1892. Son of John Marsland Brooke and Jane Brooke,
of Childerley Hall, Cambridge. He came to The Leys in 1808 at
the age of 16 and went into West House. He won Second Colours
leaving school, Brooke went to Canada and worked as a mechanic.
the outbreak of war, Brooke enlisted in a Yeomanry Regiment
before volunteering for the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. He was
killed in an air accident on 10 December 1916 at the age of
24, having reached the rank of Second Lieutenant. He is buried
in DRY DRAYTON (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.
Near South boundary.
also Dry Drayton and The
2629, 38th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in
action 28th May 1917. Aged 26. Born Toft, Cambridgeshire. Son
of Arthur John and Alice Radford, of Childerley, Caxton, Cambridge,
Arrived in Autralia aged 19. Farm Labourer. Enlisted Junee,
New South Wales, 13th September 1916, aged 25, height 5 feet
5 inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion medium, eyes blue,
hair brown. Church of England. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY,
Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 5.
also Dry Drayton and Caldecote.
3/6447, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed
in action 7 November 1914. Aged 23. Born Old Chesterton,
enlisted Cambridge, resident Old Chesterton. Son of William Tyrrell
of The Slipe, Milton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated
on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
It is not absolutely certain that this is the correct man although
there only appears to be this one that fits.
See also Boxworth.
6 December, 2020