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World War 1 and 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards

This memorial consists of two plaques inside the Church and a Roll of Honour, also in the Church is a listing all men who served in World War I with the World War 2 plaque for those who died below it. The memorials and Rolls of Honour are to be found on the South wall of the Chancel in St. Peter's Church, St. John's Lane, Horningsea. The plaque detailing those who died in World War 1 is a wall mounted brass plaque with a decorative border listing nine names. The names of those who died in World War 1 have been sorted here into alphabetical order.

To the glory of God
and in honour of the men of
who laid down their lives
in the service of their country
during the Great War
1914 – 1918.


Herbert Edwin Webb aka Bert

[Listed as Private on memorial] Private 16412, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 25. Born Horningsea, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Webb Cornwell, of Virginia Cottage, Wellington St., Cambridge; husband of Ivy May Cornwell, of 24, Essex St., Colchester, late of 34, Herbert St., Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 1.



Private 24309, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 8 August 1916. Aged 20. Son of Charles and Kate Ellis, of 21, Fitzwilliam St., Cambridge. Native of Clayhythe, Horningsea, Cambs. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 16.


John Thomas

Private 67629, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment. Died 26 October 1917. Aged 29. Husband of Emma Day (formerly Heath), of Suffield House, Girton, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30.



Private 291859, 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 October 1918. Aged 41. Born Horningsea, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire. Son of Mrs. W. Heath, of High St., Horningsea, Cambs; husband of Kate E. Furness (formerly Heath), of 5, Lower Albert St., Kettering. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 23.



Lance Corporal 429666, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Suffered bullet wounds to both thighs 8 June 1916, discharged 24 July 1916, wounded and taken prisoner 27 February 1917, and died of wounds as a P.o.W. at Munster 2 July 1917. Born 11 May 1880 in Horningsea. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Holmes, of High Street, Horningsea. Labourer by trade. Single. Attested 24 March 1915 at New Westminster, british Columbia, Canada, aged 34 years 10 months, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 38-41 inches, medium complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, religious denomination Church of England. Sailed from Montreal aboard S.S. Scandinavian 1 October 1915. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 20. National Archives of Canada Accesion Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4463 - 21


Harry George

Private 9129, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23 December 1915. Aged 25. Born Connington, Cambridgeshire, enlisted March. Son of George Newman, of 1, New St., Cambridge. Native of Horningsea, Cambs. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 8.


Thomas [S]

Private 29727, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident Horningsea, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 3.


Wilfred Charles

Private 13606, "C" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 21. Born Horningsea, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Uriah and Florence Ann Pettitt, of St. John's Lane, Horningsea, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.


Edgar Thomas

Private 235394, 1st/6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers formerly 6653, Suffolk Regiment. Died on service 28 March 1918. Born Horningsea, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 16 to 18.

Their name liveth for evermore.

In memory of the men from Horningsea
who gave their lives for their country
1939 – 1945


Thomas Phillip

Captain 162041, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in Burma 14 September 1944. Aged 29. Son of Frederick Thomas Bailey and Lillian Alice Bailey; husband of Sheila Mary Bailey, of Redhill, Surrey. P.A.S.I. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 5. Row K. Grave 11.


Jacob Richard Walter Payne

Private 5825233, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 28 and 29 May 1940. Aged 27. Son of Walter and Esther Daisy Payne; husband of Dorothy Louise Payne, of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 46.



Private, Suffolk Regiment. Europe

Additional 1914 – 1918

Reginald [Cecil]

Captain, 19th Battalion, Tank Corps. Died 14 February 1920 as a result of wounds. Aged 26. Son of Harriett Elinor Baker, of "Brookside,'' 18, St. Stephen's Rd., Canterbury, and the late Alfred Baker. Served in France. Buried in HORNINGSEA CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.

‘Lest we forget’

Additional WW1 name included on Roll of Honour inside Church:-


Possibly: Private, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 7 May 1916. Aged 22. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France.


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