ANCHOR WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown
memorial is situated on the village green, Redgate Road, Tydd St Giles
originally residing in Bedford Row, Tydd St Giles. It takes the form
of a concrete base surmounted by a square, Sicilian marble, base, tapered
plinth with tapered shaft with a Celtic Cross atop the shaft; the inscriptions
are to be found on the front face of the memorial. The memorial was
built by Messrs. W & A.V. Davis of Wisbech. There are seven names
for World War 1 only. In 1993 the memorial was cleaned and moved; it
was rededicated by local clergy and unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant
of Cambridgeshire (and Isle of Ely) 14 November 1993.
Photograph Copyright © Unknown 2017
1914 I H S 1919
Private 15468, 'D' Company, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed
in action 26 September 1915. Aged 25. Born Tydd, Cambridgeshire,
enlisted Norwich. Son of Mrs Ruth Bliss, of The Homestead, Foul
Anchor, Tydd. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas
de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31.
Private, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Gassed 5 June 1919. Aged
22. Appears to have died out of service as his death is recorded
as a Civil Death at Wisbech April-Jun Quarter 1919 (Vol: 3B Page:
596). Born in the July-September Quarter 1896 at Wisbech (Vol: 3B
Page: 582). In 1911 he was the son of Charles and Sarah Brown, aged
15, out of work, born 1896 at Foul Anchor, Tydd, Cambridgeshire,
resident Foul Anchor.
Private 9452, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action
14 September 1914. Aged 19. Born Whittlesey, enlisted Wisbech. In
the 1911 census he was the son of John Green, aged 16, born 1895
in Whittlesey, resident Foul Anchor, Tydd, Cambridgeshire. No known
grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne,
France. (Memorial states he died 22 November 1914)
Private 24068, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds
30 November 1916. Aged 22. Born Hull, enlisted Wisbech. Son of Albert
and Harriet Holmes, 157 Fountain Road, Hull. In the 1911 census
he was the grandson of David and Charlotte Thompson, aged 16, Farm
Labourer, born Tydd St Giles, resident Foul Anchor, Tydd, Cambridgeshire.
Buried in TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot
I. Row C. Grave 18.
Able Seaman London Z/5581, SS Westergate, Royal Naval Volunteer
Reserve. Ship torpedoed and sank 21 April 1918. Aged 21. Born 15
May 1896. Son of Reuben & Elizabeth Kettle, Foul Anchor Inn,
Foul Anchor Lane, Tydd, Cambs. In the 1911 census he is the son
of Reuben abd Elizabeth Kettle, aged 14, born Beeston, Nottinghamshire,
resident Foul Anchor, Tydd, Cambridgeshire. Buried in GEFFOSSES
CHURCHYARD, Manche, Faance. Near North wall of Church.
Private 15467, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action
15 September 1916. Aged 23. Born Tydd, Cambridgeshire, enlisted
Norwich, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he is the son of Harry Rowell,
aged 16, born West Wisbech, resident Foul Anchor, Tydd, Cambridgesire.
No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
Sapper 256806, 21st Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers.
Killed in action 20 October 1917. Aged 27. Born Tydd, enlisted Wisbech,
resident Horseshoe Terrace, Wisbech. Son of Ellen Wells, of Tydd
Gote. In the 1911 census he was a Boarder, aged 21, Porter, born
Tydd, Cambridgeshire and resident 8 Horseshoe Terrace, Leverington,
Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was the son of Joseph and
Ellen Wells, aged 11, born Tydd St Giles, resident Tydd St Giles.
Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 23.
26 June, 2017