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World War 1 & 2- Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning & Mark Haycock

The March Grammar School Old Boys War Memorial 1914-18 (Old Boys and Masters) is a plaque located in the main hall of the Neale-Wade Community College, March. There is also a 1939-45 memorial plaque.

In memory of the Old Boys and Masters of this school who gave
their lives for King and Country in the Great War 1914-18.

ANDREWS Horace Frederick
C/1770 L/Cpl, 19th King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 20-5-17, age 21. Son of Horace & Elizabeth Andrews, 40 New Park, March. Born 17-1-1897, admitted to school 15-9-08, left 28-7-14. Bursar Sept 1913; pupil teacher Sept 1914. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

ANGOOD Percival George
2nd Lt, Royal Flying Corps. Killed (flying accident, England) 11-9-17, age 23. Son of George & Mary Ann Angood, 48 New Rd, Chatteris; husband of Grace Annetta Angood. Born 23-5-1898, admitted to school 12-11-07, left 23-3-10. Chatteris General (Meaks) Cemetery.
AVELING Charles Evelyn
3432 Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-11-16, age 39. Youngest son of Mr James T Aveling JP, March. Red Bridge, March, widower. Husband of Emily Mary Aveling, 34 Burrowmoor Rd, March. Farmer at Stonea, member of Wimblington Parish Council. Admitted to school 15-9-1885. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

BAND Reginald Frank Gifford
2nd Lt, No 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 18-9-18 (aeroplane shot down over Boesinghe canal). Son of Fred & Christina Band, 204 Station Road, March. Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. Educated March North District School and gained scholarship to March Grammar School in 1910. Born 27-11-1899, admitted to school 22-9-10, left 17-11-17. Entered Civil Service in October 1917. Entered Cadet School of RFC 28th November 1917. Commissioned and sent to France in July 1918 as an observer.
BARRETT, MC Reginald James
Lt (A/Capt), 6th King's Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 21-8-18, age 26. Awarded Military Cross in late 1917. Lived Chatteris. Warry Copse Cemetery, Courcelles, France. Son of Mr & Mrs S T Barrett, of Cambridge, formerly Chatteris. Educated at King Edward School with scholarship to March Grammar School in 1905. Born 18-5-1892, admitted to school 9-11-05, left 29-7-09. Bursar Aug 1908, pupil teacher Sept 1909. Became teacher, being a master at Ascham College, Clacton and then Crossley Schools, Harrogate. Enlisted Inns of Court OTC in September 1915.
BATTEN Edward Charles [C E]
Rfn B/3449, 9th Rifle Brigade, 15-9-16, age 23. Admitted to school 14-1-03, left town 1904. Son of Charles Batten, Biggleswade, Beds; formerly of West End, March. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

3372 Cpl, 47th Btn Australian Imperial Force. Died of wounds 2-9-16, age 20, at 44th CCS. Son of James Benyon, Gaul Rd, March. Posthumous Military Medal. Born 5-6-1896, admitted to school 16-9-07, left Nov 1911. Student, enlisted Sydney, New South Wales. Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France.
BLUNT Ellis Charles
63657 Bdr, C Bty, 159th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 23-7-16. Son of Mrs H Blunt, The Wood Farm, Burton, Shrewsbury. Lived Benwick, moved to Littleport. La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France.
Son of John Blunt, of Whittlesey. Admitted to school 14-1-03. 2nd Lt, 5th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 15th October 1915, age 21. Son of John and Madeleine I. Blunt, of 23, Priory Rd, Sharrow, Sheffield. CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. See also Whittlesey.
BOND Harold
325499 Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-10-16, age 22. Son of Mr H Bond, Broad Street, March. Admitted to school 5-2-04. Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France.

BURTON Ernest Alfred
1502 Tpr, Norfolk Yeomanry. 5-12-15, age 21, Gallipoli. Youngest son of William & Mary Burton, Mere House, Ramsey, later 35 Princes Gardens, Peterborough. Formerly Red Bridge House, March. Born 16-12-1893, admitted to school 10-10-02, left 8-7-10. Educated March Grammar School, worked Barclays Bank, Whittlesey, then Wisbech. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Brother of below.
BURTON Nelson Charles
39221 Pte, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 25-10-1918 at 47th CCS, age 27. Fifth son of William & Mary Burton, Mere House, Ramsey, later 35 Princes Gardens, Peterborough. Admitted to school 30-9-02. Formerly Red Bridge House, March. Brother of above. Buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 30.
2nd Lt, 10th Manchester Rgt, att 2/6th Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 25-3-18, age 34. Former March Grammar School teacher. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Gilbert Carmichael, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Educated Wallace Hall Academy & Edinburgh University. MA degree. Schoolmaster at March Grammar School 1906-1908, followed by Ashville College at Harrogate and then history and Latin master at Keighley Grammar School. He married a Miss Ablitt, daughter of the March stationmaster. See also Cambridge, St Barnabas
CHILDS Robert Edward
Lt, 7th Royal Berkshire Regiment. (Princess Charlotte of Wales), wounded 25-9-1918, died of wounds 26-9-1917, Salonika. Admitted to school 17-9-01, left April 1904. Son of Mr Robert Childs, Grove House, Chatteris . Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
CHOAT Joseph Cyril
2nd Lt, 4th Rgt, South African Infantry. Killed in action 24-4-18, age 21. Son of Joseph Choat, chemist, South Africa. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, St Omer, Pas de Calais, France. Born 17-10-1896, admitted to school 20-9-09, left 29-7-13, went to South Africa. Lived Indire, Cape Province. See also listed Whittlesey.
COX Thomas
291761 A/Cpl, 2nd Devonshire Rgt, Killed in action 31-5-18, age 23. Born 25-10-1894, admitted to school 6-7-08, left 13-2-13. Son of John & Fanny Cox, of High St, March. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

CRANE Sidney George
32556 L/Cpl, 5th Ox & Bucks Light Infantry. 4-4-18. Admitted 5-5-02. Son of Fred Crane, Wisbech Rd, March. Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery, France.
86019 Driver, D Battery, 92nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. 29-9-17. Born 8-10-1894, admitted 12-11-03, left 29-7-12. Eldest son of Mr Robert Crawley, grocer, formerly of Station Rd., March. Welsh Cemetery (Caesar's Nose), Ieper, Belgium.
CRISP Harold Dudley
2nd Lt, 36th HD Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Missing after flying from Seaton Carew, Co Durham, 6-11-17, age 22. Admitted to school 7-9-03. Son of Thomas & Harriet Crisp, Oakwood, March. "Airmen Died in the Great War" states that he was from Docking,Norfolk. He appears on the Docking Roll of Honour. Commmorated on Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hants.
CROSS Wilfred
2nd Lt, 1/4th Leicester, Killed in action 22-7-16, age 19. Joined Inns of Court OTC, commissioned in 1/4th Leics Regiment. Born 10-9-1896, admitted to school 15-11-08, left 1-7-15. Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Jabez Cross, Victoria Street, Littleport. Pupil at March Grammar School from 1908. Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais.
41924 Pte, 7th Leicester Regiment. PoW, missing since 27-5-18, died 26-10-18, age 19. Born 8-4-1899, admitted to school 23-6-13, left 2-6-17. Youngest son of John F Dorman, 34 Norwoodside, March. Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Bursar at March Grammar School before enlisted in June 1917, aged 18. Went to France on Easter Monday 1918.
ELSDEN Percy George
90024 Gnr, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 7-7-18, age 25. Son of Alfred Cook Elsden & Eliza Elsden, 20 Market Hill, Chatteris. Husband of Maria Elsden, 136 High St, Chatteris. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
FORD, MC Francis William
Capt, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-9-17, age 24. Awarded Military Cross for 31-7-17. Born 10-6-1893, admitted to school 12-1-1900, left 29-7-12. BA, Cambridge. March Grammar School teacher. Only son the Rev John Thomas Ford, head of Grammar School and curate of St John's Church, March, later rector of Rede, Suffolk, & Mrs G Lucy Ford. Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
200728 L/Cpl, 5th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 10-3-18, age 26. Son of Alexander Francis, 18 High St, Chatteris. Lived Swineshead, Lincs. Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
HALLS Frederick Percy William
2521 Spr, 1/1st West Riding Field Company Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 11-7-16 (wounded 1-7-16), age 34. Admitted to school 25-4-1895. Son of John & Annie Halls, Rosedene, Station Road, March. Husband of Violet, 7 Avondale Rd, Masborough, Yorks. Former GER worker, then Great Central Railway. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, Somme, France.
193988 Gnr, C Bty 320th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 14-2-18, Norwich, age 37. Admitted to school 22-4-1891. Son of E C Haylock, 9 High St, March. March Cemetery, Station Rd, March.
HODSON Fred Finch
1887 Pte, DCompany, 13 platoon, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 30-8-16, age 21. Born 13-11-1895, admitted to school 14-5-08, left 29-9-08. Son of Fred & Esther Hodson, Hundred Drove, March. Special Memorial, Hamel Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
LARKINS George Rose
50846 Pte, 1/5th Suffolk Regiment. Died 25-8-18, Egypt. Admitted to school 17-9-01. Son of George R Larkins, Manea. Formerly TR/13/74193 Training Reserve. Born Chatteris, enlisted Holloway. Ramleh war cemetery, Israel.

MARKWELL Charles Gerald
Wireless Operator, SS Borg (London), Mercantile Marine. Killed in action 10-6-18, age 18, ship torpedoed. Born 27-11-1899, admitted to school 19-9-11, left 27-8-15. Son of Charles & Clara Markwell, 41 High Street, March. Tower Hill Memorial, London.

MARSHALL George Frederick
2523 Cpl, DCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 3-8-16, age 25. Admitted to school 25-4-1899, left April 1903. Son of Martha Ann Marshall, The Golden Lion Hotel, 27 High Street, March. Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France.
J/22909, Boy Signaller, HMS Formidable. Killed in action 1-1-15, ship sunk by U24. Body washed ashore at Portland 6-2-15. Born 28-11-1897, admitted to school 12-1-11, left 29-8-12. Son of Mr & Mrs William Norman, 88 Elm Rd, Wisbech. March Cemetery, Station Road, March.
PALMER Lancelot
5477 Pte, 15th County of London Rgt (Civil Service Rifles). 15-9-16, age 22. Son of James & Emily Palmer, Cherry Tree House, Prickwillow. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Born 12-12-1894, admitted to school 20-10-07, left 30-7-12. Bursar Aug 1911, pupil teacher Aug 1912. Attended March Grammar School & Ely Boys' School. Attended teacher training at Borough Road Training College. Became teacher in London. Also listed Prickwillow.
PEARSON William Robert
Captain, 5th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. Died 15th May 1915. Age 34. Son of Mr Richard and Mrs Anne Pearson, National Provincial Bank, March. Admitted to school 10-9-1889. An Analytical Chemist. YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
2nd Lt, 460th Battery,15th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23-4-17, age 33. Admitted to school 11-6-1894. Elder son of late Gerard & Anne Pilling, of Heacham, formerly of March. Oxford graduate, who returned from Africa to enlist. Father formerly manager of National Provincial Bank, March. Tilloy British Cemetery, France.
REYNOLDS Reginald Victor Hubert
161733, Cpl (despatch rider), 14th Divisional Signal Coy, Royal Engineers. Died pneumonia at Zingan, Mesopotamia, 11-10-18. Born 17-11-1896, admitted to school 14-1-08, left 21-11-12. Son of Josephh & Julia Reynolds, Hill House, Wimblington. Educated at March Grammar School. Tehran War Cemetery, Iran.
SAUNDERS Edwin Walter
Lt, CCompany, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 5-5-15, age 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Walter Saunders, Glassmore House, Whittlesey. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
M5747(PO) Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, HMS Invincible. Killed in action 31-5-16, Battle of Jutland, age 26. Admitted to school 15-1-02. Youngest son of William & Emma Schofield, West End, March. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
SHAW Leonard Douglas
152128 Pte, 53rd Royal Fusiliers, B company. Died cerbro-spinal meningitis 26-3-19 at Ripon hospital, age 19. Born 12-10-1900, admitted to school 19-9-11, left 31-7-17. Son of L T & S A Shaw, 26 Burrowmoor Road, March. March Cemetery, Station Road.
SMALLEY John Douglas
Lt, C company, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-4-15, St Eloi, age 20. Son of Skelton & Annie Smalley, Whittlesey. Voormezeele No 3 British Cemetery, Belgium.
THEOBALD William George Morley
792 Pte, No 2 Company, 14th Battalion Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action 27-4-15, age 21, landing at Cape Helles, Gallipoli. Born 12-11-1894, admitted to school 16-9-07, left June 1911. Emigrated to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 17-4-14. Son of George & Hannah Theobald, Station Road, Littleport. Enlisted Landrigan, Victoria, 1-10-1914. Special Memorial 60, Quinn's Post Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey.

From the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Volume 1, Part 1, Page 348, the following:

Private, Number 792, number 2 Company, 14th Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force.

Eldest son of John Thoebald, of Littleport co. Cambs, Superintendent of Fen Drainage, by his wife Hannah Jackson , dau of James Hardwick, of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

Born Little Downham, Isle of Ely, 12-11-1894, educated March (Cambs) Grammar school.Joined the Cambridgeshire territorials in 1913, went to Australia 18-4-1914, and when war broke out volunteered and joined The Commonwealth Expeditionary Force at the end of Oct 1914. Left Melbourne for Egypt with the 2nd reinforcements 23-12-1914, took part in the landing at Cape Helles, Gallipoli 25-4-1915 and was killed in action at 10am the same morningwhile out sniping with four others. He was unmarried.

A comrade wrote " He was not long out before he was shot, but he did some good work before he was hit." Another comrade wrote " Every one of us was grieved when poor Tommy was killed, for all were agreed that Tommy was a gentleman."

See also Littleport.

TURTLEBURY William Henry
220302 Pioneer, J Special Company, Royal Engineers. Wounded 23-10-17, Died of wounds 10-11-17, age 23. Born 13-10-1894, admitted 3-5-06, left 27-7-11. Son of William Turtlebury, Creek Rd, March. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
2206 L/Cpl, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12-3-15, No 10 Stationary Hospital, St Omer, age 27. Admitted to school 14-1-02. Son of Edwin & Harriett Vawser, West End, March. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France.
VAWSER Thomas Edward
2nd Lt, 2nd Londons (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 21/23-3-18. Elder son of Robert & Ellen Vawser, Elm Road, March. Chaumy Communal Cemetery British Extension, France. Admitted to school 25-4-1899. Educated March Grammar School and University of London. Entered National Provincial Bank, working at South Kensington branch when enlisted in June 1916 in The Buffs (East Kent Rgt). Served as a private until commissioned in Royal Fusiliers in 1917. Went to France on 27-8-17.
VINE Robert Saxelby
2nd Lt, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-10-16, age 25. Master at Grammar School for two years. Only son of George & Alice Vine, Totley, Sheffield. Husband of Elsie Vine. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WHITNEY Charles William
A/3092 Cpl, 7th King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15-9-16, age 26. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Whitney, 4 Station Rd, Chatteris; husband of Alice Whitney. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WHYE Sidney
15998 L/Bdr, 146th (Hull) Heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 16-8-18. Admitted to school 25-4-1899. Son of John Whye, Ferncroft, March. Ligny-St Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt.
Not on memorial
THWAITE Mendel Francis
Son of Samuel T. and Katie Marion Hertzberg. of March. Educated at Clergy Orphan School, Canterbury. Gazetted to RNAS 8/1917. 2/Lt. RAF from 4/1918. Trainee pilot at No. 58 Training Depot Station, Cranwell. Killed in flying accident, 28 /10/1918, aged 18, flying a FE.2b. Buried at Cranwell (St. Andrew's). Lincs.

In memory of the old boys of this school who gave their lives in the Second World War, 1939-45.

BARRETT Keith Cecil
Cpl, 2090349, 287 Field Coy Royal Engineers. Died 31-8-43, age 30, Prisoner of War. Born 26-2-13, admitted to school 18-9-24, left 20-7-29. Son of Herbert Edward & Maud Beatrice Barrett, of Badgeney Rd, March; husband of Irene Barrett, of Wisbech. Buried Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Also listed March.
BUNKALL John Allen
Pte, 3775494, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 14-2-42, age 22. Born 1-2-19, admitted to school 24-429, left 13-6-36. Son of Frank Drewery Bunkall & Beatrice Martha Bunkall of High St, March. Listed Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Also listed March.

BURROWS Raymond Benjamin
Sgt (Observer), 1160932, 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25-3-42, age 21. Born 21-4-20, admitted to school 16-9-31, left 26-3-38. Son of Benjamin & Rose Ellen Burrows, of Raymar, Westwood Ave, March. Listed Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Also listed March.
CARLILE, DFM John Vyvyan
Flight Sgt, 968433, 260 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26-6-42, age 20. Born 24-8-21, admitted to school 2-10-33, left 27-7-37. Son of John Weatherley Carlile & Muriel Louisa Carlile, of Algethi, Lynn Rd, Wisbech. Awarded posthumous DFM. Cousin of Neville Carlile (listed below). Employed by Wisbech Produce Canners. Listed Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

London Gazette 27/7/1943

Details from his recommendation AIR 2/9596

Pilot 260 Sqdn

During recent hard fighting in the Western Desert, F/S Carlyle has especially distinguished himself. In one day, he twice turned to attack a greatly superior enemy force and each time brought his aircraft home successfully in spite of extensive damage to it which made it extremely hard to handle. He is a fearless and determined fighter pilot and recently destroyed an enemy fighter when our forces were outnumbered by at least four to one. During the present battle, his characteristic keeness to engage the Hun has inspired confidence and courage in all who witnessed his energy and drive, his conduct throughout being such as to prove a valuable contribution to the successes his squadron has achieved. This airman was reported missing on 26th June 1942, and the recommendation was intiated on 2nd June 1942.

(Note - the D.F.M could not be awarded posthumously, so alot of the time the recommendation would be post dated to the day before the airman went missing)

Also listed Wisbech.

CARLILE Neville William
Sgt, 881270, 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 13-6-40, age 23. Born 14-12-16, admitted to school 10-1-29, left 31-7-34. Son of Frank Henry & Violet Mary Carlile, of Hunstanton. Cousin of John Vyvyan Carlile listed above). Buried Harlingen General Cemetery, Netherlands.
CASLAKE Eric Rowland
Captain, Royal Engineers (Military transport training depot). Died 12-5-43, age 31. Born 13-4-12, admitted to school 24-4-23, left 27-3-29. Son of Rowland James & Helen Hilda Caslake, of 40 North St, March; husband of Dulcie May Caslake, of Cambridge. Had been invalided from France. Only son. Employed by Essex County Council engineering and bridging dept. Died at Leys Annexe, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Buried March (Eastwood) Cemetery, Cambs. Also listed March.
CLARK William Henry
2nd Lt, 197126, ACompany, 9 platoon, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-2-42, age 21. Born 18-12-20, admitted to school 17-9-30, left 26-7-38. Son of John William & Annie Clark, of The Gables, Chatteris. Attended March Grammar School and studied architecture at Liverpool University. Buried Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Also listed Chatteris.
Sergeant, 1596731, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th September 1944, age 19. Born 12-8-25, admitted to school 20-9-33, left 30-7-35. Son of William Leslie (a bank accountant) and Sybil Crozier, of Redcar, Yorkshire previously 1 Norwood Ave, March. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey.
Petty Officer Airman, L/FX 523614, HMS Natchatcher, Royal Navy. Died 1-3-46, age 20. Telegraphist/air gunner. Missing presumed killed in flying accident. Born 26-3-25, admitted to school 16-9-36, left 24-3-41. Son of Ernest William & Clara Desborough, of 6 Southampton Place, Chatteris. Employed as agricultural worker for Mr Arthur S Rickwood, Chatteris. Listed Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hants. Also listed Chatteris.
DOLBY Roy Ernest
2nd Lt, 314979, 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 3-8-44, age 19. Born 10-8-24, admitted to school 19-9-34, left 5-4-40. Son of Ernest & Agnes Dolby, of 130 Station Rd, March. Employed by Barclay's Bank, March. Listed Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France. Also listed March.
DOUGLAS Norman Greig
Guardsman, 2698303, 2nd Bn., Scots Guards. Died 11-9-43, age 23. Born 29-2-20, admitted to school 16-9-31, left 27-3-34. Son of James Greig Douglas and Dorothy M. Douglas; husband of Barbara Douglas, of Sheffield. Father was formerly a Baptish Minister in March. Buried Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.
GROUNDS Frederick Ambrose
Captain, 79053, CCompany, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 25-1-42, age 24. Born 12-12-17, admitted to school 13-1-26, left 20-12-27. Son of Frederick Donald & Alice Grounds, of March; husband of Kathleen Grounds, of Upwell. Listed Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Also listed March and Wisbech.

HEARD William Arthur
Aircraftman 2nd Class (Pilot U/T)157085, RAFVR. Died in plane crash at Sealand, Flintshire 28-11-45 while training as a pilot. Born 19-4-24, admitted to school 18-9-35, left 5-4-40. Son of William & Mabel Heard, 24 Claygate, Whittlesey. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambs. Also listed Whittlesey.
Sergeant, 3005444, 159 Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 28-3-46, age 20. Son of Thomas William Hewitt, & Lucy Miriand Hewitt, of Clapton, London. Jack Hewitt was an evacuee to March, Cambs, and spent 18 months at the town's Grammar School. Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar.
JUDE Harold Albert
Sgt, 2091253, 18th Division HQ Royal Engineers. Died of cerebal malaria 26-8-43, age 28, Prisoner of War. Died at Sankra Camp,Thailand. Born 14-6-15, admitted to school 17-9-25, left 30-7-29. After leaving March Grammar School, he went to Wisbech Grammar School. Son of Thomas William & Mary Ann Jude, of Halls Farm, Guyhirn. Employed as sorting office clerk & telegraphist at Wisbech Post Office. Buried Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Also listed Guyhirn.

LAWS Douglas Charles
Flight Sgt, Pilot, 1260997, 18 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12-10-41, age 23. Born 17-5-18, admitted to school 18-9-29, left 20-12-34. Son of Charles & Lily Laws, of 16 Railway Lane, Chatteris. Buried Chatteris Parochial Cemetery, Cambs. Also listed Chatteris.
MARRITT, DFM William Arthur
Pilot Officer, Flight Engineer, Instructor, 182843, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16-1-45, age 23. Born 3-4-21, admitted to school 16-9-31, left 1-8-39. Son of Fred John & Mildred Florence Marritt, of Horseway, Chatteris. DFM in June 1944 after 45 operational flights. Buried Chatteris Parochial Cemetery, Cambs. Also listed Chatteris.
Sgt, 1287876, 78 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30-9-41, age 20. Born 25-11-20, admitted to school 16-9-31, left 16-11-36. Son of late Mr J P McCarthy, former head of Broad Street School, Whittlesey, & Mrs McCarthy. Listed Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Brother Neil killed in 1941.
MORRIS Roger Marshall
Sgt, 571812, 9 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died 13-5-43, age 22. Born 19-8-20, admitted to school 14-9-32, left 27-7-37. Son of Ernest Tom & Bertha Morris; husband of Isabella Morris, of Cambridge. Listed Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Also listed Guyhirn.
NEWTON David Lloyd
Petty Officer Cook, P/MX 542341, HMS Holcombe, Royal Navy. Died 12-12-43, age 26. Born 25-1-17, admitted to school 19-9-28, left 7-4-33. Son of John H & Edith A Newton, of Bournemouth (formerly of Manea). Employed as a baker in Sawtry. Listed Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Also listed Manea.
PAINTER Raymond Sydney
Flying Officer (Navigator), 152568, 211 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18-10-44, age 22. Born 22-8-22, admitted 20-9-33, left 28-3-39. Son of Leonard Sydney & Olive Ethel Victoria Painter, of 38 St Peter's Rd, March. Employed by the Trustee Savings Bank, March. Listed Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Also listed March.

PALMER Chenery
Gunner (Signaller), 1088805, 97 (The Kent Yeomanry) Field Rgt, Royal Artillery. Died 14-11-42, age 32, Prisoner of War since 29-6-42. Born 28-8-10, admitted to school 3-5-22, left 29-10-25. Son of Albert & Flora Palmer, of 27 Henson Rd, March; husband of Joyce Margaret Palmer, of Newlands Ave, March. Listed Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Also listed March.

SALISBURY Henry Stephen
Pte, 5826522, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Died 18-6-40, age 23. Born 21-9-17, admitted to school 19-9-28, left 7-4-33. Son of Robert & Margaret Salisbury, of Ryebury, Rosemary Lane, Chatteris. Buried Bruges General Cemetery, Belgium. Also listed Chatteris.
SCALLY Dennis Frederick Joseph
Writer, P/MX 80371, HMS Tamar, Royal Navy. Died 11-4-43, age 29, Prisoner of War since January 1942. Born 25-5-13, admitted to school 18-9-24, left 28-7-31. Son of Vincent Joseph & Jane Scally, of 11 London Rd, Chatteris. Attended Goldsmith's College. Teacher in Norwich. Buried Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Also listed Chatteris.
STEEL Raymond James Henry
Sgt, 578363, Flight Engineer, 10 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died 19-11-43, age 19. Born 3-2-24, admitted to school 19-9-34, left 30-7-40. Son of Capt George Wilfred Steel & Mabel Matilia Steel, of 210 Norwood Rd, March. Buried March (St Mary) Churchyard, Cambs. Also listed March.
VINCENT Roger John
Flight Sgt, Air Gunner, 1604859, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died in flying accident 10-1-45, age 22. Previously wounded in July 1943. Born 11-12-22, admitted to school 19-9-34, left 26-7-38. Son of Frederick & Anne Margaret Vincent, of Mill House, Chatteris. Buried Chatteris Parochial Cemetery, Cambs. Also listed Chatteris.
WHITNEY Dennis Ivor
Sgt Pilot, 1468381, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13-5-44, age 22. Born 9-8-21, admitted to school 14-9-32, left 22-12-36. Son of Philip Moore Whitney & Florence Olive Whitney, of Station St, Chatteris. Draughtsman at Chatteris Engineering Coy Ltd. Buried Chatteris Parochial Cemetery, Cambs. Also listed Chatteris.
WOODING Cecil Henry
Sapper, 843, Jahore Volunteer Engineers. Died 23-6-42, age 30, Prisoner of War. Born 11-11-11, admitted to school 18-9-23, left 29-7-30. Son of Henry & Ann Wooding, of Petts Wood, Kent formerly of Whittlesey. Degree in Forestry from Edinburgh University. Buried Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. BSc Forestry (Edinburgh).

WRIGHT Anthony Oliver
Pilot Officer, 158793, 575 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27-1-44. Born 20-4-23, admitted to school 19-9-34, left 14-2-40. Son of Oliver & Nelly Wright, of Wimblington formerly of Cemetery Rd, Manea. Listed Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Attended Coventry Technical College & Southampton University. Also listed Wimblington and Manea.
WRIGHT John Llewelyn
1466015, Flight Sgt, Navigator, 9 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8-7-44, age 23. Born 1-8-21, admitted to school 16-9-31, left 26-7-38. Son of John William Wright, Burnside, Robingoodfellow's Lane, March. Buried Millebosc Communal Cemetery, Seine-Martime, France. Also listed March.

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