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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme

Unusual for 2 reasons. Firstly, the date the monument was erected is specified. Secondly the exact dates of the start and end of the war are given.

Photographs Copyright © Phil Curme - 2000

"Erected by the parishioners of HARSTON March 1920."

"This Memorial commemorates those who gave their lives for their country.
The Great War 4 Aug 1914 - 11 Nov 1918".



Private 4294 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, killed in action 18th July 1916. Age 27. Enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Kate Elizabeth Burling, of 4, Crampton Terrace, Sawston, Cambs. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Buried in II. B. 11.



Private 12283 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 19th April 1916. Age 21. Son of John and Julia Collins, of Button End, Harston, Cambs. Native of Shepreth, Cambs. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave A. 19. 26.


George Arthur Gordon

Able Seaman J/6780, Royal Navy. HMS "Queen Mary". Lost with the Battlecruiser at Jutland 31st May 1916. No next of kin. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.


Edward Claridge

Private 20252 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 19th April 1916. Age 39. Son of the late George Edward Laman; husband of Elizabeth Laman, of High St., Harston, Cambridge. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Foxton, University Tutorial Press



Corporal 13577 "B" Coy. 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 18. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Ann Northrop, of High St., Harston, Cambs. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A


Edward Charles

Private 12288 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Wednesday, 13th October 1915. Age 22. Son of Frank Northrop, of High St., Harston, Cambridge. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38


F. G.

Private 82503 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died on Tuesday, 25th June 1918. Buried in the WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave VIII. G. 5.



Private G/20304 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 25th September 1917. Age 39. Born Cambridge, enlisted Mill Hill. Son of the late James and Mary Ann Rae. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88


William Leslie

Captain 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment who died on Monday, 15th April 1918. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Mary E. Smith, of The Mill House, Harston, Cambs. Commemoarted on the PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5


William Harold

Second Lieutenant 24th Battalion, London Regiment (Queens Regiment.) attd 1st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) who died on Saturday, 24th August 1918. Commemoarted on the VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10



Private 16604, "B" Company, 11th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Arras 28th April 1917, age 21, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. MR.20. Son of William and Sarah Taylor, of Harston, Cambs. Son of William & Sarah Taylor of Harston,Cambs. Born in Harston and enlisted in Cambridge.

Not on the memorial
ROUSE Harold
Private, 22835, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916. Born Harston, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Grave III.B.15.

In memory of"



Sergeant/Pilot 741384 113 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 30th September 1940. Son of John William and Hilda Annie Cater, of Harston, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 239.


William Richard

Gunner 1493810 61 Anti-Tank Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Friday, 6th September 1940. Age 22. Buried in HARSTON BURIAL GROUND, Cambridgeshire. Row 4. Grave 36.

"who gave their lives in the second World War".

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