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The Roll of Honour for Hatley St. George lists men who served and the following were killed:

Edmund Arthur
Private 2755, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 13 April 1915. Aged 22. Son of Walter and Martha Baker, of Hatley St. George, Sandy, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.
Herbert John
Private 325923, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 6 October 1917. Aged 23. Only son of Joshua and Ann Baker, of Hatley St. George, Sandy, Beds. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3.

Extract from the Cambridge Independent Press, 6 February 1920, see below:

East Hatley.

On Sunday, January 25th. the Rev. Dr. Stevens unveiled the war memorial at the afternoon service in the church. There was a good congregation and the Rector, who had arranged a suitable service, preached a very appropriate sermon. The memorial takes the form of a bronze tablet, and is placed upon the south wall of the building. The tablet is worded thus: “To the glory of God and in grateful memory Ernest W. Lyon, Frederick Starr and Wilbert Warman, men of East Hatley, who gave their lives for God and the Right in the Great War, 1914-1918. This tablet was erected by friends and neighbours.” The memorial is simple, plain and good, and is cost some £23. Mrs. Rayner, the wife of one of the churchwardens, has done more than anyone to raise the money. Assisted by Miss Bond Smith, Miss Halstead. Miss Davies and Mrs. Drage, she arranged a jumble sale, which realised £4 16s. 4d. The Rev. Dr. Stevens, Sir Charles Hamilton. Mr. George Longman, Mr. Bond Smith (churchwarden), and a collection from the villagers have almost wiped out the balance. It is hoped the landowners, Downing College, may give something to help, in which case the expenses of the tablet will be met entirely.

The Roll of Honor for the former Church in East Hatley is in the church of Hatley St. George.
The Church at East Hatley is now a ruin, but was in use until 1959.
The Roll of Honor has been moved to the Church at Hatley St. George. and lists the following man who was killed in action, along with those who served.

Ernest William
Private 326794, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 August 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Margaret J. Crowley (formerly Lyon), of 59, Oswald St., Liverpool, and the late James Lyon. Formerly 4527, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 45.
Private 26707, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 November 1916. Aged 31. Born Wendy, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Gamlingay. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Starr, of East Hatley, Cambs; husband of Beatrice Starr, of Little Heath, Gamlingay, Cambs. Formerly 25007, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row D. Grave 1A. See also Gamlingay.
Albert [James]
Private 51625, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War 23 September 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident East Hatley, enlisted Ampthill, Beds. Son of Mark and Emma Warman, of 29, George St., Bedford. Native of East Hatley, Cambs. Formerly 22817, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot VIII. Row K. Grave 8.
Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:
Corporal 750990, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 October 1944. Aged 35. Son of Ernest David and Mary Whitbread, of Gamlingay; husband of Elizabeth Joan Whitbread, of East Hatley. Buried in GAMLINGAY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Section A. Grave 139. See also Gamlingay.

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