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Lest We Forget
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WHITTLESEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown
additional information and corrections Martin Edwards

The memorial can be found in Queen Street, Whittlesey, at the junction of Queen Street and The Market Place. The memorial takes the form of a portland stone figure of St George mounted on a tapered pillar; the names are inscribed on brass palques on the pillar faces; the figure of St George looks towards Station Road, the way the fallen had departed the town. There are 193 names of those fallen in World War 1, 52 for World War 2, two civilians for World War 2 and one name for the Korean War. The unveiling of the memorial took place on 25 February 1923 by Brigadier-General W Strong, the dedication was by the Rev. A. E. T. Newman. The memorial was funded by public subscription the cost of the site being £750; the manufacturer of the memorial was Mr T. W. Ford, of Whittlesey. Please note the variety of spellings of Whittlesey which are listed here, according to the records some variations are Whittlesey, Whittlesea, Wittlesey; all refer to Whittlesey but have been transcribed from the records as they are in the majority of cases.

From an old postcard

LEST WE FORGET

1914-1918

ALLEN
William

Private 6937, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 August 1916. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Son of George Allen, of 16, Delph, Whittlesey; husband of Annie Allen, of 5, Claygate, Whittlesey, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

ANKER
Albert George
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 8 August 1919. Formerly Private, 2444, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. commissioned 26 June 1917. In the 1901 census he as aged 6, born Whittlesey, son of David and Harriet Anker, resident Eastgate, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Whittlesey, a Farm Laboure, son of David and Harriet Anker, resident Bassenhally Field, Whittesley, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 2.
ANKER
Bertie James
Private 9857, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Aged 27. Son of Robert and Alice Anker, of 32, Eastgate, Whittlesey. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Flitton, Beds. Brother of Ernest and Fred Anker below. Sons of Robert and Alice Anker. In the 1891 census he was new born, born Whittlesey, son of Robert and Alice Anker, resident East Delph, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Whittlesey, son of Robert and Alice Anker, resident Briggate, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Whittlesey, a General Labourer, son of Alice Anker (a widow), resident 29, Horsegate, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Buried in St Martin Calvare British Cemetery, St Martin sur Cojeul, Pas de Calaisernest w, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 30.
ANKER
Ernest William

Private 22649, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 June 1917. Brother of Bertie Anker above and Fred Anker below. Sons of Robert and Alice Anker. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Whittlesey, son of Robert and Alice Anker, resident Briggate, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Whittlesey, a Pressboy, son of Alice Anker (a widow), resident 29, Horsegate, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

ANKER
Frederick aka Fred

Private 325231, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Son of Alice Anker, 29 Horsegate, Whittlesey. Brother of Ernest and Bertie Anker above. Sons of Robert and Alice Anker. Formerly 1529, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.

ANKER
James
Private 3/9373, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 January 1915. Son of Mr. J. Anker, Sealsgate, Whittlesey. Brother of John below. Buried in Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 11.
ANKER
John
Private 9256, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 November 1914. Brother of James above. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Old Fletton, Peterborough. Buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 14.
ANKER Percival Joseph
[Also listed as Percival John Anker] Corporal 424516, 78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 29 September 1918. This non-commissioned officer was with his company during the latter part of the Bourlon Wood Operations, and had reached the Douai-Cambrai Road, about 1½ miles East of Bourlon Village when he was hit by a machine gun bullet and instantly killed. Aged 27. Born 20 August 1892 in Whittlesey (Whittlesea). Son of David Anker, of Gossit Farm, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey; husband of Dorothy Ellen Anker, of Rivers, Manitoba, married 23 October 1915. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Farmer by trade. Attested 12 April 1915 at Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Aged 22, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 36½-41½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England, unmarried at time of attestation. Sailed from Halifax aboard S.S. Lapland 1 April 1916. Buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 20. National Archives of Canada Accession Rference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 191 - 16
ANTHONY
Alfred
Corporal 74127, 54th Chinese Company, Chinese Labour Corps. Died of pleurisy 02:00hrs 27 November 1919 at 14 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux. Aged 32. Born Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire. Son of Thomas William and Hannah Anthony, of 8 Eastrea Road, Whittlesey. Husband of Dorothy Mary (nee Rice) Anthony, formerly of 5, Bluestone Terrace, Holt, Norfolk, married July to September Quarter 1918 in Whittlesey Registration District, remarried as Mrs. Mahon, last known address in 1933 was 18, Lisson Grove, London N.W.1.. Formerly 47535, Labour Company, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Ironmonger by trade, employed by C T Baker Ltd, Holt, Norfolk. Treated for strain in September 1918 in 25 General Hospital, Boulogne. Enlisted 23 March 1916, medical 29 September 1916 at Norwich. Aged 29 years 2 months, Ironmonger by trade, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 127 lbs, chest 34-36 inches,called up for service with Labour Company, 16th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment 26 February 1917, transferred to 124 Company, Labour Corps 14 May 1917, posted 54 Chinese Labourer Company 3 April 1919, appointed Acting Corporal 5 February 1919. Embarked France 11 March 1917. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Whittlesey, son of Thomas William and Hannah Anthony, resident Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshre. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Whittlesey, a Bricyard Labourer, son of Thomas and Hannah Anthony, resident Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshre. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Whittlesey, an Apprentice Ironmonger, son of Thomas William and Hannah Anthony, resident 8, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshre. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 13.
ARGENT
John William
Private 156294, 50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 14 October 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Wittlesea. Son of John and Alice Ann Argent, 31 Gracious Street. Formerly 4299 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference A. 16. 10.
AVELING
James
Sapper 155355, 94th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Only son of Mrs Martha Ann Roberts (formerly Aveling), Queen Adelaide Inn, Whitmore Street. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8.
BARBER
Sidney Harold
Private 21876, 8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Littleport, Cambridgeshre, enlisted Sheffield. Son of John and Eliza Barber, 30 All Saints Road, Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

BARRETT
Frederick aka Fred
Gunner 25462, 17th Brigade H.Q., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on service 5 November 1918. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Peterborough. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Whittlesey, son of George and Mary A Barratt (sic), resident Eighth Private Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Whittlesey, son of George and Mary A Barrett, resident Thorny Dyke, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row M. Grave 13.
BARRETT
Harry
Private 152805, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regiment). Killed in action in the Courcelette Sector 15 September 1916. Son of Mr and Mrs James Barrett, of Blackbush, Whittlesey. Born 14 April 1888. Enlisted as Henry Barrett, of 103 Third St, Brandon, Manitoba, on 23 February 1916 at Brandon, Manitoba, in 79th Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditonary Force. Attested 23 July 1916 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, a Farm Hand, single. Aged 27 years 10 months, height 5 feet 7½ inches, weight 145lbs, chest 39-44 inches, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Embarked Canada aboard R.M.S. Lapland 24 April 1916, disembarked Englnd 5 May 1916. Landed in France and taken n strength 29 June 1916, joined unit in field 20 August 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Arcives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 464 - 31
BARRETT
H
No further information currently available.
BELLAMY
David

Private 26803, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Son of Fred and Carry Bellamy, King's Delph. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

BELLAMY
Herbert Sidney
Private 16247, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Born Fletters (sic), Hunts, and enlisted Whittlesea. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

BERRIDGE
Edward
Private 207332, Labour Corps. Died on service 2 January 1918. Formerly 19877 Suffolk Regiment. Buried in North-East corner in Thorney Abbey (SS Mary and Botolph) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire.
BINGHAM
Frank Oldfield
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 14 September 1918. Aged 22. Son of Elizabeth Annie Bingham, of 21, Delph, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire., and the late William James Bingham. Volunteered at commencement of War. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Officers, Plot C. Row 7. Grave 2. See also Peterborough and District Postal Staff
BINGHAM
John William
Lance Sergeant 10/910, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Son of Mrs E A Bingham, Delph. Killed in action 29 October 1914. Aged 32. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Nottingham. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 and 11.
BLANK
Joseph Lindsey
Private 26198, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 19 August 1917. Aged 27. Born Northampton, enlisted Nottigham, resident Whittlesea. Son of George and Kezia Blank. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

BLUNT
John
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 October 1915. Aged 21. Born 7 May 1884, baptised 14 July 1894 in Ecclesall, All Saints, Yorkshire (West Riding) son of John and Madeline Blunt, resident Redland Villas, Millhouses, Yorkshire (West Riding). Son of John Blunt, of Whittlesey. Admitted to March Grammar School 14 January 1903. Son of John and Madeleine I. Blunt, of 23, Priory Road, Sharrow, Sheffield. According to the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Jiohn and Madlain (sic) Lee Blunt, his father was a Traveller in the steel trade who was born in Whittlesea, resident 28 Thornsett Road Sheffield, Ecclesall, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding). Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 8. See also March Grammar School.
BOYDEN
Elias Watson
Gunner 104793, Royal Garrison Artillery transferred to Private 439840, 482nd Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died of pneumonia 12 November 1918. Aged 40. Son of William and Elizabeth Boyden. Husband of Jane Boyden, 37 Delph. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference A. 20. 28.
BROUGHTON
Samuel
Private 20435, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Son of Mrs Broughton, 72 Church Street. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

BROWN
Charles
Listed as killed in action, Canadians, Cambs Times 2 June 1916, emigrated from Whittlesey to Canada. Private 81104, No. 3 Company, 2nd (Canadian Infantry - Eastern Ontario Regiment) Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 24 April 1916. Aged 19. Born Whittlesey 30 September 1896. Son of Jonathan and Alice Brown, of 140 Third St, Brandon, Manitoba. Native of Hamilton, Manitoba. Attested 12 December 1914 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 32nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, a Farmer by trade, single, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 35037½ inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in Woods Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 6. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1127 - 11
BROWN
James
Private 65623, 1st/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 16 April 1918. Born Whittlesey, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Whittlesea, at school, son of Henry and Mary Ann Brown, resident Peterborough End, Whittlesey, Whittesley Rural, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Tournai, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 1.
BROWN
Samuel
Private G/9879, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 7 October 1916. Born 14 May 1889. Born, resident and enlisted Whittlesea. Only son of William and Eliza Brown, Stonald Road. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

BULL
James Francis
Private 326721, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 8 May 1919. Aged 36. Son of John and Hannah Bull. Baptised 5 June 1887 in Conington, Cambridgeshire, son of John and Hannah Maria Bull. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Conington, Cambridgeshire, an ordinary agricultural labourer, nephew of William and Eliza Bull, resident Four Chimney Farm, North Bank, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Conington, Cambridgeshire, a Farm horsekeeper, nephew of William Henry and Eliza Bull, resident Little House Farm, North Bank, Thorney, Whittesley, Cambridgeshire. Discharged from military service 10 August 1917 at Warley, aged 29 years, as being no longer physically fit for War Service under paragrah 392 (XVI) King's Regulation, suffering from Chronic Nephritis originating from 16 December 1916, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 35½-38 inches, complexion rather fresh, grey eyes, dark brown hair, hiorse keeper by trade, intended place of residence North Bank, Thorney, near Peterborough. Originally attested 17 November 1915 at Whittlesey, aged 27 years 243 days. Issued a Silver Badge No. 218473, issued 10 August 1917. Buried 12 May 1919 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference A. 17. 13.
BURDOCK
Harry
Private 325208, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Son of Mr Elizabeth Burdock, of 57 Stonald Road. Formerly 1495 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.

BUTT
Frederick
Private 39305, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1918. Aged 20. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Butt, Rose Cottage, Delph Street. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.
BUTT
Samuel
Private 325237, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Formerly 1537 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row B. Grave 20.
CARTER
Thomas Preston
Private 325630, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds whilst prisoner of war 24 October 1917. Formerly 2298, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Born and enlisted Whittlesey. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Carter, of Whittlesea, Cambs. Buried in Ghent City Cemetery, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row D. Grave 13.
CATLING
S
No further information but he is not Stephen Catling, Private 23004 [CWGC] or 23904 [SDGW], 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 13 August 1916. Born Brightside, Yorkshire, resident Oughtibridge, Sheffield, enlisted Attercliffe. Buried in Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
CATLING
[John] William
Private 203114, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 July 1917, in Palestine. Born, resident and enlisted Whittlesea. Formerly 2461 Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Eastrea, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, son of John Catling (a widower), resident Eastrea, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Eastrea, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a Baker's Assistant, assisting Elizabeth Wilson in Eastrea, Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panel 17.
CAVELL
John Reginald
Rifleman 4745, 16th Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 3 July 1916. Aged 24. Resident Whittlesea, enlisted Westminster. Formerly of Whittlesey, working in Enfield. Son of John and Martha Cavell, of 22 Broad Street. Buried in Boisguillame Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 4.
CHESHIRE
Harry
Private G/9869, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 25 August 1916 of shot wounds received to the posterior 4 August 1916. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Peterborough. Son of William and Leah Cheshire, of 17, West Delph, Whittlesey. Attested 6 April 1916 in Bury St Edmunds, aged 29 years, resident 17, West Delph, Whittlesea, a Gravel Raiser by trade, single, height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 129 lbs, chest 35-37½ inches. Embarked Frnce with the B.E.F. 14 July 1916. Buried in Caudry Old Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Row C. Grave 3.
CHESHIRE
Robert
Private 63675, 50th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 5 December 1917. Born and enlisted Whittlesea, resident Thorney. Husband of Nellie (nee Oliver) Cheshire, married January to March Quarter 1916 in Whittlesey Registration District. Formerly 27295, Lincolnshire Regiment. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a scholar, son of Robert and Hannah Cheshire, resident Crofts Yard, Whitmore Street, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a Farm Labourer, boarding at 16, Crow Tree Farm Cottages, Thorney, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Solferino Farm Cemetery, Brielen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 8.
CHOAT
Joseph Cyril
[Listed as C J CHOATE on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 4th Regiment, South African Infantry. Died of wounds in France 24 April 1918; first admitted to No 11 Casualty Clearing Station with shrapnel wounds to leg and buttock transferred 12 April 1918 to No. 3 Stationary Hospital. Aged 21. Son of Joseph Newsom (a chemist) and Kate Ellen Choat, of Main Street, Indwe, Cape Province, South Africa. Born 17 October 1896, admitted to March Grammar School 20 September 1909, left school 29 July 1913, went to South Africa. Lived Indire, Cape Province. Buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, St Omer, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 69. See also March Grammar School.
CLARKE
Arthur William
[Listed as CLARK on memorial] Private G/2182, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 31. Born Bourne, Lincolsnhire, enlisted Marylebone, Middlesex, resident Whittlesea. Son of Walter and Eliza Clarke, of 95, Station Rd., Whittlesey, Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

CLAYPOLE
Arthur Jesse
Private 46922, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Whittlesea and enlisted Sheffield, Yorkshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Whittlesey, son of John T and Sarah Claypole, resident Parkinsons Lane, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, at school, son of Sarah Jane Claypole (a widow), resident 65, Church Street, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 29 and 30.
COLES
Arthur
Private 3/9500, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 March 1915. Born Whittlesea and enlisted Peterborough. Son of Daniel and Mary Jane Coles, Nag's Head Cottages, Factory Road. Brother of Herbert and Walter. Buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 5. Grave 20.
COLES
David
Private 41005, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 38. Enlisted Whittlesea, resident Whittlesea. Son of David Coles, of Princess Christian Home, 6, Grand Parade, Portsmouth; husband of Mercy Coles, 16 King's Dyke, Whittlesey, Peterborough. Formerly 34357 Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

COLES
Herbert
Private 16555, 11th (Cambridgeshire Regiment) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at La Boiselle 1 July 1916. Aged 23. Born and enlisted in Whittlesey. Son of Daniel and Mary Jane Coles, of Nag's Head Cottages, Factory Road, Whittlesey. Brother of Arthur and Walter. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

COLES
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No further information currently available.
COLES
Walter
Private 9919, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 25. Born Whittlesea and enlisted Northampton. Eldest son of Daniel and Mary Jane Coles, Nag's Head Cottages, Factory Road. Brother of Arthur and Herbert. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.
COLE
William
[Listed as COLES on memorial] Private 17149, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born and enlisted Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire. In the 1881 census he was aged 8, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a scholar, son of Susan Ann Cole, resident Horsegate Lane, St Mary and St Andrew Whittlesey, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 28, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a Farm Labourer, married to Mary Ann Cole with one daughter, resident Scaldgate, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 37, born Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, a brickyard Labourer, married to Mary Ann Cole with one daughter, resident 55, New Road, Whittlesey, near Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.
COLES
W
No further information currently available.
COOMBER
Herbert
Rifleman 49381, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). 1 November 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Cambridge. Son of James and Ann Coomber. Formerly 13/81541, 53rd Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.
COOPER
Oliver

In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Ely, Cambridgeshire, a scholar, son of John and Fanny Cooper, resident Third Drove, Downham, Ely, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Ely, Cambridgeshire, an Ordinary agricultural labourer, son of Joh and Fanny Cooper, resident Private House, Turves, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Originally attested 18 November 1902 in Northampton, as Private 6781, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, born Ely, resident Whittlesey, aged 18 years 1 month, a Labourer, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 113 lbs, chest 31½-33½ inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Baptist, discharged by purchase 28 June 1904, son of John and Fanny Cooper, of Three Horse Shoes, Whittlesey. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Whittlesea, an Agricultural labourer, married to Alice Cooper with two sons, resident 38, Mill Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire.

Could be Oliver Cooper, Private 7499, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 October 1914. Born Helpston, Northants, enlisted Peterborough. Mother Dogsthorpe Road, Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine et Maritime, France.

COPEMAN
M
There is a Matthew Copeman died in Whttlesey Registration District in the October to December Quarter 1922, aged 33. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Mrch, Cambridgeshire, an Ordinary agricultural labourer, son of James and Emma Copeman, resident Railway Gate House, Turves, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Coates, Cambridgeshire, an Agricultural Laburer, son of Emma Copeman, boarding at 7 Claygate Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Married Minnie Catling in the July to September Quarter 1920 in Whittlesey Registration District.
COWLING
William
Private 26387, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Aged 33. Born Glassmore, Cambridgeshire and enlisted Whittlesey. Son of George and Eliza Cowling, of Chapel Bridge, Glassmore, Whittlesey, Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

COX
David
Private 2448, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 May 1915. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.

COX
Ernest William
Lance Corporal 34586, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born Connington Hill, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 24.
CROSS
Arthur Robert
Private 40870, Bedfordshire Regiment posted to 1/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 September 1917. Aged 36. London Street. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 39359, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50.
CROSS
Frederick William
Private 3/8677, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6 December 1914. Born Coates, Cambs, and enlisted Whittlesea. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Cambridgeshire, son of Frederick William and Martha Ann Cross, resident Horsegate, Wittlesey, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Coates, Cambridgeshire, a Water carrier for traction engine, son of Frederick William and Martha Ann Cross, resident 26, East Delph, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Dranouter Churchyard, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 2.
CROUCH
Arthur Henry Leonard
Sergeant 2314, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 January 1917. Born and enlisted Whittlesey. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 38.
CUMBRIDGE
John Henry
Private S/5687, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 9 December 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Ramsey, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of John and Eliza Cumbridge. In the 1911 census he is listed as aged 17, born Famsey Fen, a General agricultural labourer, son of John and Eliza Cumbridge, resident Oil Mills Road, Ramsey Whittesley, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5. Also Pondersbridge.
DICKERSON
John Thomas
[Listed as DICKENSON on SDGW] Driver 72764, 24th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 27. Born St. Mary's Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Whittlesea. Son of the late Thomas and Eliza Dickerson. Formerly 9133, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.

DOUBLEDAY
Samuel Cheshire
Private 15738, 1st Battalion, The Buffs, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 8 May 1918. Aged 26. Born Whittlesey, enlisted Kingston-upon-Thames. Son of Samuel and Alice Doubleday, Whittlesey. Buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 16.
DULLER
James
Private 57170, Ayrshire Yeomanry. Died at sea (sinking of mail boat RMS Leinster) 10 October 1918. Aged 42. Born Chatteris, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Whittlesey. Son of William Duller; husband of Mary Duller, of 21 King's Dyke, Whittlesey. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference A. 16. II.
DYER
Daniel
Private G/21045, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 4 April 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Mereside, Ramsey, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Daniel and Martha Dyer, of Mereside, Ramsey, Hunts. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 16. Also Pondersbridge.
EDWARDS
George William
Rifleman A/200639, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 22 March 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Son of James and Alice Edwards; husband of Fanny Eason (formerly Edwards), of 7, Ramsey Road. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1912. Enlisted August 1914 in Whittlesey. Formerly 1538 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 27. See also Liverpool Street Station, London
ELSOM
Herbert
Private 9009, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Peterborough. Son of Fred and Eliza Elsom, of 5, Council Street, Eye, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 and 33.

ELSOM
John Harold
[Listed as ELSON on CWGC and SDGW] Guardsman 10501, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Missing believed killed in action 29 October 1914. Born Warmington, Northants, enlisted Peterborough. Lived King's Dyke. Buried in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 4.
ETHERIDGE
George William
Lance Corporal 326691, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 October 1917. Aged 24. Son of Thomas and Jane Etheridge. Enlisted Whittlesea. Formerly 4302, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row J. Grave 33.
FENN
Charles Henry
Private G/3068, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 2 May 1915. Aged 21. Born Nassington, enlisted Peterborough, resident Whittlesea. Son of John Elijah and Mary Elizabeth Fenn, of 21, Orchard St., Whittlesey, Peterborough, Northants. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Gfrave 24.
FOSDIKE
Henry Mark James
Private 9874, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 5 July 1916. Born Linton, enlisted Whittlesea. resident malden, Essex. Formerly 8378 Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Fosdike, St Mary's Street. Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 12.
FOSTER
Albert
Private G/25383, 7th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Wisbech, resident Long Eaton, Derby. Son of James and Louisa Foster, of 51 Windmill Street. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15.
FRANKLIN
Nathan
Private 326722, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment attached 2nd Entrenching Battalion. Died of wounds 17 April 1917. Aged 35. Son of Henry and Sarah Franklin, of 11, High Causeway, Wittlesey. Enlisted Whittlesea. Formerly 4370, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row A. Grave 7.
FRENCH
Arthur William
Private 40029, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24 September 1916. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row D. Grave 2.
GARNER
Matthew Sutton
Private 13683, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Son of Mrs Richardson, of Windmill Street, Whittlesey. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Holbeach. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37.
GARTON
Francis William aka Frank
Private 34120, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 7 December 1916 (Balkans). Resident and enlisted Whittlesea. Husband of Alice (nee Kisby) Garton, of 39, Inhams Road, Whittlesey, married April to June Quarter 1903 in Whittlesey Registration District, Cambrdgeshire. Formerly 205222, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Greece.
GEDNEY
Henry Ernest
Private 8/11104, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died on service of broncho pneumonia and influenza 21:40hrs 2 November 1918 in North Camp Military Hospital, Ripom. Born and enlisted Bourne, Lincolnshire, resident Thorney, Cambridgeshire. Son of Elizabeth Gedney; husband of Mrs Gladys (nee Mason) Gendey, of Park Farm, Thornery, married 19 November 1917 in Bourne Regustry Office.. Attested 2 September 1914 at Boune, aged 19 years, 58 days, a Farm Horseman, single, height 5 feet 6&fraC12; inches, weight 112 lbs, chest 35-37 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomnation Church of England. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Lincolnshire, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Gedney, resident Cranes Gate Road, Holbeach St John's, Holbeach, Lincolnshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Pinchbeck, a Labourer on Farm, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Gedney, resident Dyke Terrace, Bourne, Lincolnshire. Buried 8 November 1918 in North-West part of Thorney Abbey (SS Mary and Botolph) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire. See also Thorney.
GILLSON
Thomas William
[Also listed as GILSON] Private 12036, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Born and resident Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Spalding, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

GILL
Fred
Gunner 111156, 12th Battery, 9th (Mountain) Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on service of interstitial nephititis and uraemia (diseased blood vessels) 26 August 1918, in 17 General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt. Aged 39. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Sheffield. Son of William and Ann Gill (both deceased before he served). At his attestation he was living with his sister Alice Ann Smith at 19, Inhams Road, Whittlesey. Attested 18 February 1916 in Sheffield, aged 37 years 1 month, a Munitions Labourer, single, height 5 feet 7½ inches, weight 170lbs, chest 41½-44½ inches. Embarked Southampton 5 August 1918, disembarked Le Havre 6 August 1918, embarked Marseilles 2 February 1918, disembarked Alexandria 16 February 1918. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, son of Willizam and Ann Rust Gill, resident Inhams End, St Mary and St Andrew Whittlesey, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a scholar, son of Willizam and Ann R Gill, resident Inhams End, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 cernsus he was aged 21, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a Brickyard labouer, single, resident Town Road, Wittlesey, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 cernsus he was aged 31, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a Agricultural labourer, resident with his brother-in-law Crispin Daniel Smith and sister Alice Ann Smith, resident 19, Inhams Road Whittlesey Peterborough, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section F Grave 198.
GILL
Frederick
Private G/63560, 7th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 30 April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Wisbech. Son of William and Jane Gill. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Whittlesey, son of William and Jane Gill, resident Kings Dyke, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Whittlesey, at school, son of William and Jane Gill, resident 36 Kingsdyke Whittlesey, Whittesley Rural, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 20.
GOLDEN
John
Private 7236, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3 April 1916. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Ely. Son of John Golden, of Schoolgate Street, Whittlesea, brother of Mary Ann Golden. Originally attested 27 November 1906 in Whittlesea, aged 18 years, as 3085, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, single, a Labourer, height 5 feet 6½ inches, weight 199lbs, chest 33½ to 35½ inches, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, joined Regular Army 29 January 1906. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Wittlesey, an Agricultural labourer, visiting Sanford Berridge, at Scaldgate, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Whittlesea, a Private, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, billeted at Cyprus Command, Polymedia Camp, Cyprus. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 35.
GOODLEY
John
Private 3/10225, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 August 1916. Aged 39. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Northampton. Son of John and Alice Goodley, of Gracious Street, Whittlesea, Cambs; husband of Nora Elizabeth (nee Chambers) Goodley, of 48, Wimbourne Rd., Nottingham, originally 15, Beaconsfield Road, Hethorp, Doncaster, married 13 July 1899 in Nottingham; brother of William (below). In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Whittlesey, an Agricultural labourer, son of John and Alice Goodley, resident Gracious Street, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Originally enlisted 1 March 1901 in Doncaster as 32327, Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry, aged 24 years, a Contractor checker, born Whittlesea, married with one child, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 11 stone 8lbs, chest 35½-37 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, Corporal 28 June 1902, served in South Africa 1901-1902, severely wounded at Sutherland 24 January 1902, discharged at Aldershot 30 August 1902, aged 30. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

GOODLEY
William
Private 18257, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 July 1917. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Son of John and Alice Goodley, of Gracious Street, Whittelsey; brother of John (above). In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born Whittlesey, a scholar, son of John and Alice Goodley, resident Gracious Street, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Originally attested 6 July 1901 at Doncaster, as 24162, Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry, born Widdlesey, Peterborough (sic should be Whittlesey), aged 20 years 1 month, a Labourer, single, height 5 feet 6½ inches, weight 9 stone 10lbs, chest 35½-38 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, served in South Africa 1901-1902, discharged 30 August 1902. Buried in Ramscipelle Road Military Cemetery, Niewpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 4.
GOODWIN
Robert
Guardsman 15312, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 7 November 1914. Aged 22. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Fletton. Son of Thomas and Kate Goodwin, of 37, King's Dyke, Whittlesey. Policeman in Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 and 11.

GRAY
Oliver Whyman
Private 9790, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 14 September 1914. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Whittlesey, son of John and Isabella Gray, resident Gracious Street, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Whittlesey, son of John and Isabella Gray, resident Gracious Street, Ivy Lane, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-Maritime, France.
GREEN
Walter
Private 10211, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died on service in United Kingdom 29 March 1915. Aged 18. Born 9 February 1897 Whittlesea,, baptised 14 September 1902 in Thorney (resident The Gores, Thorney), enlisted Thorney. Son of Charles and Rebecca Green. In the 1901 ensus he was aged 4, born Cambridgeshire, son of Charles and rebecca Green, resident Eastrea Brickyard, Eastrea, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Whittlesey, a Labourer, son of Charles Green (a widower), resident Northside, Thorney, Whittelsey, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Weymouth Cemetery, Dorset. Grave reference B. "C." 2170.
HAILSTONE
Oliver
Rifleman A/200643, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 4 May 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Whittlesea. Son of Oliver and Emma Hailstone, of 28, Claygate, Whittlesey, Peterborough. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Whittlesey, son of Oliver and Emma Hailstone, resident Craf End, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Whittlesey, a Farm worker, son of Oliver and Emma Hailstone, resident 28 Claygate Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

HALES
Thomas James
Private 42333, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 4 November 1918, from starvation as a Prisoner of War in Dyersk. Born Peterbrough, Northamptonshire, resident Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Peterborough, son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Hales, resident 13, St Johns Street Alford Terrace, Peterborough, Peterborough Within, Northamptonshire & Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Peterborough, at school, son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Hales, resident 13, Wellington Street, Peterborough, Peterborough Within, Northamptonshire & Cambridgeshire. Buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 11.
HARRIS
William
Private 52147, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 June 1918. Born and resident Whittlesey, enlisted Cambridge. In the 1881 census he was aged 3, born Whittlesey, son of Thomas and Mary A Harris, resident Arnolds Lane, St Mary and St Andrew Whittlesey, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Whittlesey, an Agricultural labourer, son of Thomas and Mary A Harris, resident Horsegate, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 23, born Cambridgeshire, a Brickyard Labourer, married to Ann with one son, resident Eastrea Brickyard, Eastrea, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 33, born Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, a Brickyard Labourer, married to Annie for 12 years, with two sons and a daughter, resident Lattersey Field, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot II. Row F. Grave 6.
HAY
James
Private 17869 [CWGC] or 17860 [SDGW], "A" Company, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 22 September 1917. Aged 21. Born Whittlesea, Cambs, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Eldest son of John and Eliza Hay, of 4, Low Cross, Whittlesey, Cambs. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Whittlesey, Assisting in his father's business (pig dealer), son of John and Eliza Hay, resident 4 Low Cross Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. son of John and Eliza Hay, resident Claygate, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 4, born Whittlesey, son of John and Eliza Hay, resident Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 13.
HAYNES
Edward
Pioneer 133184, 196th Land Drainage Company, Royal Engineers. Died on service 11 November 1918. Born Woodston, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 35, born Peterborough, a Farm labourer, son of Edlizabeth Haynes (a widow), resident 10, Briggate East, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 20.
HILLIAM
Alfred
Private 15794, 11th (Cambridgeshire Regiment) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 August 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Whittlesey, son of Samuel and Florry Hilliam, resident West Delph, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Whittlesey, a Prize pig feeder, son of Samuel and Florrie Hilliam, resident 8, West Delph, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row A. Grave 31.
HOLMES
Leonard
Private 32969, 11th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died on service 11 May 1917. Enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row J. Grave 11. Also Pondersbridge
HURRY
Ernest Albert
Corporal 320790, 15th (Yeomanry) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 26 April 1920. Aged 24. Son of Mrs M A Hurry, of 5, West End, Whittlesey. Buried 1 May 1920 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference A. 18. 6.
HURRY
Frederick A
Private 16964, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1917. Aged 24. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Hollinwood, Lancashire. Son of Mrs J Hurry, 46 Station Road, Whittlesey; husband of Flora Hurry, of 37, New Road, Whittlesey, married 1 September 1914, one son Frederick Charles Hurry, born 30 May 1915. Attested 9 May 1915, aged 22 years 90 days. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Stamford, Lincolnshire, son of James and Eliza Hurry, resident Lattersey Field, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

HURRY
Thomas Edward
Private 44136, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26 September 1917. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Mr and Mrs H Hurry, West End. Formerly T/31062, Army Service Corps. Buried in Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row F. Grave 14.
HURRY
John William
Private 43561, King's Royal Rifle Corps attached to 1st/16th Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 29 August 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Wisbech. Son of John and Elizabeth Hurry, of 34, Gracious Street, Whittlesey. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Whittlesea, at school, son of John and Elizabeth Oliver (note this is the parents surname on the census), resident 18, Claygate, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.
HUTCHCRAFT
John William
Private 1924, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died in Swansea hospital 26 July 1915. Aged 21. Born Benwick, Cambs, enlisted Whittlesey. Son of William Hutchcraft, Burnt House, Whittlesey. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Benwick, a Labourer on farm, son of William Hutchcarft (a widower), resident Benwick Road Side, Ramsey, Huntingdonshire. Buried 30 July 1915 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference A. 12. 6.
JACK
George
Private 17765, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3 October 1915. Born Wisbech, Cambs, enlisted Whittlesey. Born 1 January 1890. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Wisbech, of George Cave (single) and his house keeper, Mary Johnson Jack, resident North End, Wisbech St Peter, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Admitted to Wisbech Murrow Junior Middle Infants' School 2 April 1897, father deceased, resident Murrow. Married Emily Claypole in the April to June Quarter 1912 in Whittlesey Registration District. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.
JAKINS
Horace
Private 17232, 11th (Cambridgeshire Regiment) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Cambridge, enlisted Whittlesey. Son of Rose Smith, Thorney Dyke Bungalow, Thorney. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Whittlesey, grandson of Hames and Mary F Jakins, resident North Side, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire,. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

JOHNSON
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KNIGHTON
James William
Private 2456, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 15 November 1915. Aged 26. Born Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Son of John and Sophia Knighton, of Delph, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Ramsey, Huntingdosnhire, son of John Knighton, resident Horsey Locks, Stanground, Peterborough, Huntingdonshire. Buried 19 November 1915 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference A. 12. II.
LAST
Arthur
Private 40305, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 26 November 1917. Born North Side, Cambridge, enlisted Whittlesey. Youngest son of Mr and Mrs Robert Last, North Side, Thorney. Formerly 4308 Suffolk Regiment. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot III. Row T. Grave 6B.
LEMMON
Arthur Edward
Lance Corporal 6936, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 May 1916. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Whittlesey. Son of Jane Lemmon; husband of Leah J. Lemmon, of 54, Gracious St., Whittlesey, Peterborough. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Whittlesey, grandson of Edward and Sarah Lemmon, resident Eighth Private Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Whittlesey, a Brickyard labourer, son of Jane Lemmon, resident Horsegate, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, Kemmel, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 16.
LEWIS
William Arthur
Corporal G/18116, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) formerly 3657, 3rd/1st Battalion, Suffolk Yeomanry, originally 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers transferred to 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Whittlesey. Son of Arthur and Mary Arm Lewis, of 11, Briggate West, Whittlesea, Peterborough. Attested 1 March 1916 in Whittlesey, aged 20 years 5 months, height 5 feet 9 inches, 140 lbs, chest 35½-37½ inches, a Market Gardener, single. Embarked France 27 August 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Facet, Huntingdonshire, son of Arthur and Mary Ann Lewis, resident Briggate, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Facet Fen, Huntingdonshire, a Gardener's assistant, son of Arthur and Mary Ann Lewis, resident 11, Briggate West, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 58 and 59.
LEWIS
William Shilston
Private 4045 [listed as 4095 on SDGW], 4th Battalion, Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25 December 1916. Aged 28. Born Woodford, Northants, enlisted Whittlesey. Son of Thomas and Martha Lewis, 4 Orchard Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Cambridgeshire, son of Martha Lewis (a widow), resident London Street, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Woodford, Northampton, a Farm labourer, son of Martha Ann Lewis (a widow), resident 82 West End Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshir. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

LINDSEY
Richard
Private G/52878, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 10 April 1917. Aged 39. Husband of Clara (nee Rowell) Lindsey, of 31, Delph, Whittlesey, Peterborough, married July to September Quarter 1901 in Whittlesey Registration District. In the 1881 census he was born Whittlesey, a scholar, son of William and nn E Lindsey, resident East Delph, St Mary and St Andrew Whittlesey, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Whittlesey, an Agricultural labourer, son of Ann E Lindsey (a widow), resident Church Street, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 22, born Whittlesey, a Labourer in brickyard, son of Ann Lindsey (a widow), resident Church Street, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. He was also listed in the 1901 census as being a visitor to Calara Rowell (his future wife), at Mill Road, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, born Whittlesea, a Clay getter, married to Calara with one son, resident 34, Stonald Road Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France. Commemorated on Feuchy Chapel Quarry Memorial 6.
LING
Herbert
Private 307680, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 August 1916. Enlisted Peterborough. Formerly 780, Hunts Cyclists Battalion posted to 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment, compulsorily transferred Royal Warwickshire Regiment 7 August 1916. Resident with Mrs Louisa Ling at 46, London Road, Peterborough. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Whittlesey, an Agricultural labourer, son of Horace and Emma Ling, resident East Gate, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 22, born Whittlesey, a General labourer, single, brother of Elizabeth Harwin, resident Dartford Road, March, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, born Whittlesea, formerly a general labourer, an inmate in H.M. Prison, Castle Street, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

LUTKIN
Fred
Private 4298, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Whittlesey, son of Harry and Lucy Ann Lutkin, resident Plough Street, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Whittlesea, a Baker's Assistant, son of Harry and Lucy Ann Lutkin, resident 7, Plough Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B.

LUTKIN
Walter
Corporal 16718, 11th (Cambridgeshire Regiment) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. Husband of Edith Annie (nee Ruff) Lutkin, of 16, Delph Street, Whittlesey, married April to June Quarter 1904 in Whittlesey Registration District. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Whittlesey, a scholar, grandson of William and Alice Lutkin, resident Eighth Private Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Whittlesey, a Brick yard labourer, grandson of William and Alice Lutkin, resident Town Road, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Whittlesea, a Brickyard labourer drawer, married to Annie with three sons, resident Stonald Field, Whittlesey, Whittesley Rural, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

LUTKIN
William
Private 4999, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 November 1916. Aged 30. Enlisted Whittlesey. Son of Mrs Alice Eason, of 2, Drill Row, Stonald Road, Whittlesey. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Whittlesey, a General labourer (sic), grandson of William and Alice Lutkin, resident Eighth Private Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Cambridgeshire, a Brickyard labourer, stepson of John and Alice Easom, resident Claygate, Wittlesey, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Whittlesea, a Pan feeder, son of Alice Eason (a widow), resident 2, Drill Row, Stonald Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France. Plot XLI. Row G. Grave 15.
MAIDEN
J L
No further information currently available although he is listed on both the townand church memorials as J L Maiden.
MARRIOTT
James
Private 1519, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died at home August 1915. Aged 19. Born Whittlesea. Son of James Marriott, of 7, East Delph, Whittlesey. Butcher, employed by Co-op, enlisted aged 17 years 5 months on 10 March 1913 in Whittlesea, single. Embarked France 14 February 1915, transferred to England with tubercule of lung on 29 April 1915. Discharged 10 June 1915, being no longer physically fit for war service, King's Regulations, paragraph 392 (XVI), aged 19 years 8 months, height 5 feet 2¼ inches, chest 34½-36½ inches, sallow complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, Butcher by trade, intended place of residence Three Fishes Inn, Whiitlesea, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Huntingdonshire, son of Emma Marriott, resident 11, St Margarets Road, Old Fletton, Fletton Rural (Hunts), Peterborough, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Woodstone, Peterborough, Hunts, a Butcher's apprentice, son of James and Emma Marriott, resident 7, East Delph, Three Fishes Inn, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire.
McKANNA-MAULKIN
Albert
Lance Corporal 14417, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 25 September 1916. Aged 28. Born St. Lukes, London, enlisted London. Policeman with Isle of Ely Constabulary. Husband of Nellie McKanna-Maulkin. Buried in Serre Road No 2 Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot XVI. Row G. Grave 10. See also Wisbech Isle of Ely Constabulary, Wisbech Police Station
MAY
John
Private 3/28340, Lincolnshire Regiment transferred to 532416, 683rd Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 3 February 1919. Aged 29. Son of John May; husband of Alice May, of 36, Armstrong St., West Marsh, Grimsby. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Huntingdonshire, son of John and Emma May, resident Kings Delph, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Buried 9 February 1919 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave A. 17. 5.
MILLS
Joseph William
Private 325218, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 August 1918. Aged 31. Born Armley, Leeds, enlisted Whittlesea. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Leeds, Yorkshire, a Brickyard general labourer, son of John and Ada Mills, resident 31, Bassenhally Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Husband of Florence K. Mills, of 8, Fitzwilliam St., Peterborough, Northants. Listed as William J Mills marrying Florence K Shaw in the July to September Quarter 1912 in Whittlesey registration District, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 1509, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 8.
MILLS
John William
Corporal 25161, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died on service 4 April 1918. Aged 32. Born 31 December 1886 and baptised 23 January 1887 in Wryde, Thorney, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Son of John and Emma Mills, of Wryde, Thorney, Cambridgeshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born THorney, son of John and Emma Mills, resident Causeway, Thorney, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Married Gertrude E Silcock in the April to June Quarter 1915 in the Whiitlesey Registration District. Buried in Crouy Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. No grave reference.
MURRAY
Arthur
Private 70347, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20 June 1917, at Canal Bank, Ypres. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Husband of Emma Jane (nee Bedford) Murray, of 5, West End Cottage, Horsegate, Whittlesey, Cambs, married April to June Quarter 1916 in Whittlesey Registration District. Formerly 3927, Leicestershire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Whittlesey, son of Samuel Stapleton anf Fanny Murray, resident Town Road, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Whittlesea, and Agricultural labourer, son of Samuel Stapleton anf Fanny Murray, resident 13, Aliwal Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 12.
NEWMAN
Alfred Maurice Tweed
Private 2565, 13th Battalion, London Regiment. (Kensington). Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 18. B orn Lambeth, resident Tottenham Court Road, enlisted Kensington. Son of the Rev. A. E. T. and Alice Kate Newman, of S. Andrew's Vicarage, Whittlesey, Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.
NIGHTINGALE
Amos
Gunner 101531, 210th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 15 August 1917. Aged 31. Born Ponds Bridge, Cambridge (sic - Pndersbridge), resident Whittlesea, enlisted Wisbech. Son of Thomas and Sophia Nightingale, of Halcroft Road, Whittlesey; husband of Ada Tye (formerly Nightingale, nee Gutteridge), of 16, West End, Whittlesey, Peterborough, married 4 January 1915 in Whittlesea with one daughter and one son. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Huntingdonshire, a Farmer's son, son of Thomas and Sofiah Nightingale, resident Blackbush, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Attested 4 July 1916, aged 31 years 6 months, a Labourer, resident 69, Church Street, Whittlesea, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 40-43 inches. Embarked B.E.F. 19 March 1917. Buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boesinghe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 24.
NIGHTINGALE
Albert
Private 11791, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 2 January 1919. Buried in Yaxley Cemetery, Huntingdonshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area 3. Grave 102.
OLDFIELD
John
Private 242571, 1/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died on service in Egypt 12 July 1917. Born and enlisted Whittlesey. Son of James Oldfield, of 7, Whitmore Street, Whittlesey, Peterborough. Formerly 15909, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Whittlesey, son of James and Mary A Oldfield, resident Inhams End, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Whittlesey, a Potato worker, son of James and Ann Oldfield, resident Station Road, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section C. Grave 77.
OSBORNE
John R
Private 130055, 72nd Battalion, (British Columbia Regiment), Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 10 August 1918. Aged 34. Born 21 October 1880 in Whittlesea. Son of John Rose Osborne and Mary Ann (nee Bent). Married to Sarah Redhead at Whittlesey Zion Baptist Church 14 December 1904, resident 1945, 1st Avenue East, South Vancouver, British Columbia. Labourer by trade. Attested 21 October 1915 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 35, height 5 feet 9½ inches, weight 165lbs, chest 38½-30&rac12; inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Sailed from Halifax, Canada, aboard S.S. Empress of Britain 23 April 1916, arrived Liverpool 7 May 1916. Embarked for France 12 August 1916, disembarked Havre 13 August 1916. Buried in Rosieres Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 25. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7495 - 38
PALMER
Clarence Harry
Private 3/9374 [listed as 3/9379 on CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Missing, believed killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 22. Born Ramsey, Hunts, enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Palmer, of 5, Claygate, Whittlesey. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Ramsey, Hunts, a Bricklyard labourer kiln setter, son of Harry and Elizabeth Palmer, resident 14, Ramsey Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainault, Belgium. Panel 7.
PARKER
Arthur
Private 9537, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 November 1914. Aged 22. Born Sheffield, Yorkshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Robert Parker, of 7, Setchfield's Yard, Church Street, Whittlesey. Brother of Charles, George and Samuel. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Robert and Maria Parker, resident Claygate, Wittlesey, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a Brickyard labourer, son of Robert Parker (a widower), resident 29 Scaldgate Whittlesey Peterborough, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

PARKER
Charles
Private 16481, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 18. Son of Robert Parker, of 7, Setchfield's Yard, Church Street. Brother of Arthur, George and Samuel. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, son of Robert and Maria Parker, resident Claygate, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, an Agricultural labourer, son of Robert Parker (a widower), resident 29 Scaldgate Whittlesey Peterborough, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.
PARKER
George
Private 6049, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Son of Robert Parker, of 7, Setchfield's Yard, Church Street. Brother of Arthur, Charles and Samuel. Buried in Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Plot I. Row T. Grave 10.
PARKER
Herbert
Private 325602, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31 July 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Parker, of 2, West View, Stenald Rd., Whittlesey, Peterborough. Brother of Samuel and Walter (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Whittlesey, son of Samuel and Mary A Parker, resident Peterboro End, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Whittlesea, a Grocer's assistant, son of Samuel and Mary Ann Parker, resident 10, Hallcroft Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.

PARKER
Samuel
Lance Corporal 2317, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 May 1915. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Whittlesea. Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Parker, of 2, West View, Stenald Rd., Whittlesey, Peterborough. Brother of Herbert (above) and Walter (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Whittlesey, son of Samuel and Mary A Parker, resident Peterboro End, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Whittlesea, a Pan feeder, son of Samuel and Mary Ann Parker, resident 10, Hallcroft Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 32.
PARKER
Samuel
Private 8875, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in actin 14 March 1915. Aged 27. Born Sheffield, Yorkshire, enlisted peterborough, Northamptonshire. Son of Robert Parker, of 7, Setchfield's Yard, Church Street, Whittlesey. Brother of Arthur, Charles and George. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Robert and Maria Parker, resident Claygate, Wittlesey, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.
PARKER
Walter
Private TF/260085, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on 25th March 1918. Aged 20 (date and age on parents' grave). Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Parker, of 2, West View, Stonald Road. Brother of Herbert and Samuel (above). In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Whittlesea, at school, son of Samuel and Mary Ann Parker, resident 10, Hallcroft Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 46 and 47.
PARRISH
John Edwin
Private 27155, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of fever 4 November 1916. Born Whittlesea, resident Newborough, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Formerly 5321, Lincolnshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he wass age 23, born Whittlesey, a Brickyard labourer, boarding at Horsegate, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 74.
PEARSON
William
Private 28243, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action on Sunday, 15 October 1916. Born Long Sutton, Lincs, enlisted and resident Whittlesea.In the 1911 census he was aged 18, birth place uknown, a horse worker on farm, a servant at Glassmoor Whittlesey Peterborough, Whittesley, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

PEPPERCORN
Frank
Private 41664, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Born Godmanchester, Hunts, resident Little Raveley, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Jabez and Ellen Peppercorn, of Little Raveley, Hunts and also Bedford Arms, North Bank, Peterborough; declaration signed by them at Whittlesey 6 September 1919 and witnessed by the Vicar of St. Mary's Parish, Whittlesey. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Godmanchester, Hunts, son of Jabez and Ellen Peppercorn, resident London Road, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Godmanchester, at school, son of Jabez and Ellen Peppercorn, resident Waterloo Lodge, Great Stukeley, Huntingdonshire. Formerly 9280, Bedfordshire Regiment. Attested 11 May 1916 in Huntingdon, as 9280, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, aged 18 years 1 month, resident Little Raveley, Huntingdonshire, a Farm labourer, single, height 5 feet 6½ inches, weight 128lbs, chest 34-36 inches. To Reserve 11 May 1916, posted 24 January 1917, embarked Folkestone and disembarked Boulogne 31 March 1918, transferred to Private 41664, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment 1 April 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France. No reference.
PLUMB
Herbert
Photo from the National Memorial Album
of Canadian Heroes c.1919
Private 136497, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died of wounds to his left chest causing haemorrhage 22 September 1916, at the 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff. Aged 32. Born 9 April 1886. Son of John and Eliza Plumb, of Mill Road, Whittlesey. Labourer by trade. Attested 20 October 1915 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, single. aged 29 years 6 months, height 5 feet 8¼ inches, weight 134 lbs, chest 36-39 inches, medium complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Methodist. Sailed from Halifax to Britain aboard S.S. Empress of Britain 29 March 1916. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference C. 9. 25. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7870 - 5
PLUMMER
Harry
Private 4623, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Born Ramsey, Hunts, enlisted Whittlesey. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Ramsey, Hunts, son of William and Eliza Plummer, resident Ramsey Road, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Ramsey, Hunts, a General farm labourer, son of William Plummer (a widowr), resident Blackbush, Whittesley, Cambridgeshire,. Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Special memorial Row B. Grave 9. Also Pondersbridge

POPELEY
Charles William
Private 2452, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Enlisted 5 September 1914, discharged due to Sickness, King's Regulation 392 (xvi), 14 July 1916, issued Silver War badge 165223 5 May 1917. Died 25 June 1917. Aged 22. Son of Henry and Eliza Popeley, of 10 Briggate, Whittlesey. Brother of Harry (below). In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Cambridgeshire, a scholar, son of Henry Popeley, resident Chapel Bridge, Surntree Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Whittlesey, a Painter's apprentice, son of Henry and Eliza, resident Church Street, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
POPELEY
Harry
Private G/10327, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 12 April 1917. Aged 40. Born 22 September 1876 in Thorney, resident and enlistd Whittlesea. Baptised 19 November 1876, in Thorney, son of Henry and Eliza Popeley, of Wrydecroft, Trhorney. Son of Henry Popely, of 10 Briggate, Whittlesey; husband of Annie (nee Rowell) Popeley, married 24 October 1900 in Whittlesey, resident 6, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey (she moved to 3, Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, London W. and 7, Beaumont Mansions, Qyeens Road, Bayswater, London). Brother of Charles William Popeley (above). In the 1891 census he was aged 14, born Thorney, Cambridgeshire, an Agricutural labourer, son of Henry Popeley, resident Chapel Bridge, Surntree Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, born Thorney, Cambs, an Agricultural labourer, married to Annie Popeley, resident 6, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Attested 11 December 1915 at Whittlesey, aged 39 years 3 months, resident 6, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, a Farmer's labourer, married, height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 135lbs, chest 39-42 inches. To Army Reserve 12 December 1915, mobilized 19 June 1916, posted 22 June 1916, posted 8th Battalion, The Buffs with B.E. Force to France 5 November 1916. Buried in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 15.
PRICE
Arthur
Private S/21222, 11th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 22 August 1917. Born St. Mary's, Huntingdon, enlistd Whittlesea. Buried in Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row A. Grave 16.
PROCTOR
John
Bombardier 826671, "D" Battalion, 298th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (T.F.). Killed in action 2 October 1918. Aged 25. Born Whittlesea, Cambridge, enlisted Winchester. Son of Charlotte Proctor, of 16 West End, Whittlesey, Peterborough. formerly 25, Horsegate, Wittlesea. Cambs. Enlistd 4 August 1916, aged 22 years 3 months, a Hay Baler, height 5 feet 3½ inches, weight 128 lbs, chest 35-37½ inches. Embarked Southampton 14 March 1917, disembarked le Harve 15 March 1917 appointed Acting Bombardier 7 April 1917, admitted 55 Casualty Clearing Station 9 July 1917, admitted 12 General Hospital 14 July 1917, joined base Depot from hospital 29 July 1917, posted 298th Brigade 25 August 1917, confirmed Bombardier 15 October 1917. Buried in Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 19.
RANDALL
Thomas Henry
Private 17007, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 August 1917. Aged 28. Born Whittlesea, Cambs, enlisted Peterborough. Husband of Annie Hawkins (formerly Randall, nee Hawkins), of 4 Eyebury Road, Eye, married October to December Quarter 1913 in Peterborough Registration District. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

RAWSON
Arthur Cecil

Corporal 915, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Accidentally killed 9 August 1914. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Whittlesea, Cambs, Assisting in his father's Grocery business, son of Charles and Sarah Jane Rawson, resident 6, Almshouse Street, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried 12 August 1914 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference A. 23. 3.

Extract from The Halesworth Times and East Suffolk Advertiser - Tuesday 18 August 1914, page 2:

TERRITORIAL SHOT DEAD

Arthur Cecil Rawson, aged twenty-six, a corporal in F Company of the 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Territorials, was shot while at rest after coming off guard duty at Salisburv-road Schools, Romford, on Sunday night. He had unloaded a rifle for a private, and evidently omitted to remove the cartridge from the breech. During the night the rifle was accidentally touched, and Rawson was fatally shot.

The jury at the Inquest on Monday returned a verdict of "Accidental death."

Extract from Western Chronicle - Friday 14 August 1914, page 3:

Corporal Arthur Cecil Rawson, of the Cambridgeshire Territorials, was accidentally shot dead at Salisbury-road Schools, Romford. A rfile which had been left loaded went off when it was touched during the night.

REDDING
John Thomas
Private 18142, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born and enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. Eldest son of Mr and Mrs George Redding, of Windmill Street, Whittlesey. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Whittlesey, son of George and Mary E Redding, resident Windmill Street, Wittlesey, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Whittlesea, Cambs, a Horseman on farm, lodging at Blackbush, Whittesley, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 25.
RICHARDS
Fred
Private 16895, 11th (Cambridgeshire Regiment) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Benwick, Cambs, enlisted Whittlesey. Son of William and Emma Richards, of Ponders Bridge, Whittlesey, Peterborough. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born benwick, Cambridgeshire, son of William and Emma Richards, resident Worlick, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire & Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born benwick, Cambs, a Labourer horseman on farm, son of Charles William and Emma Richards, resident Ponders Bridge, Whittesley, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. Also Pondersbridge

RICHARDSON
Benjamin
Private 325738, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born and enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. Formerly 2463, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Whittlesey, son of Henry and Susan Richardson, resident New Road, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Whittlesey, son of Henry and Susan Ellen Richardson, resident New Common Marsh, Terrington St Clement, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.

RICHARDSON
Samuel William
Private 201283, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 August 1916. Born and enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. Formerly 3910, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Whittlesey, an Errand boy for draper, son of Calara Eliza Richardson (a widow), resident 46, Mill Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

ROBERTS
[John] Frederick
Private 26444, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Wittlesea, Cambs, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Frederick E. and Sarah Lizzie Roberts, of 14, Lilly Terrace, Kings Dyke, Whittlesea, Cambs. Formerly 24387, Royal Sussex Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Cambridgeshire, son of Frederick Eastaugh and Sarah Lizzie Roberts, resident Kings Dyke, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Kings Dyke, Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, at school, son of Frederick Eastaugh and Sarah Lizzie Roberts, resident 14, Kings Dyke, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

ROBINSON
Daniel
Private 6261, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in Ireland 10 August 1915. Born Seaton, Leicester, enlisted Whittlesea. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Seaton, Leicestershire, an Agricultural labourer, son john and Elizabeth Robinson, resident 58 West End Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Whittlesea, an Army pensioner clay miner, boarding at 58, West End, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Co Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Section CE. Grave 604.
ROSE
Charles Edward
Private G/24612, 7th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 24. Son of Elizabeth Rose, of 19, Blunt's Lane, Whittlesey, Peterborough, and the late Henry Rose. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Whittlesey, son of Henry and Elizabeth Rose, resident Ives Drove, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 9. Also Pondersbridge.
ROSE
Walter
Private 221, 25th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 29 July 1916. Aged 29. Born Whittlesey. Son of William and Mary Rose, of Whittlesey. Farmer by trade. Educated Church of England School, Whittlesey. Emigrated aged 27. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Whittlesey, son of William and Mary Rose, resident Benwick Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Whittlesey, a Farmer's son, son of William and Mary Rose, resident Glassmoor, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Whittlesea, a Dairyman, baording at 16 West End Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France. No reference. Australian War Memorial circular and Austraian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry
ROYLE
Arthur William
Private L/7831, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 22 January 1915. Aged 28. Son of William and Lucy Royle, of Bromley, Kent; husband of Florence Royle of 34, Wenlock Rd., Tyne Dock, South Shields. At Outbreak of War, he was the Porter at the Whittlesey Workhouse and his wife was the Laundress. A former regular, he re-joined his Regiment. Information from the "March Advertiser and County Press" 17 February 1915. Buried in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 6.
RUDD
Cyril Edward

Private 925277, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (C.E.F.). Died of pnuemonia 16 July 1918. Aged 28. Born 1 April 1889 in Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire. Son of Sarah Ann Rudd, of 2, Market Place, Whittlesea, and the late Edward Saunt Rudd. Carpenter by trade. Attested 25 January 1916 in Estevan, Saskatewan, Canada, aged 26 years 9 months, height 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 36-39 inches, dark cmplexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada aboard S.S. Missanabil 3 October 1916. Admitted to No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station with shrapnel wounds to chest, hip and right knee, transferred to 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool, 13 August 1917, transferred Canadian Military Hospital, Kirkdale, 27 September 1917, invalid to Canada 16 December 1917, arrived aboard Braemer Castle 23 December 1917, admitted to Saskatewan Military Hospital, Moose Jaw, 18 January 1918 with original wouds plus diabetes, died 16 July 1918, his right knee had limited movement. Buried in Estevan Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada. Grave reference P. 44. S. 6. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8535 - 23

Extract from Canadian Disability Report:

Cause of disability        Scars on left hip and stiff right knee shrapnel

Condition in detail which prevents the soldier from earning a full livelihood

Has two scars around left hip joint. Movement in hip normal. No pain. Bullet entering anterior to great trochanler and taken out just behind the great trochanler. Scar in inner side of right knee. No discharge. X-Ray plate shows piece of shrapnel in knee. Very slight movement in right knee joiny. Mal shape chest with ligeon breast. Heart and lungs O.K. no other organs affected.
Went to France March 1917 and returned to Calais in July 6th,1917 thence to Chester, Eng. Aug 13/17, Liverpool, Sept.26th,1917.

RUFF
James Shepperson
Private 24693, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 6 March 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. Son of James and Elizabeth Ruff, of Drill Row, Stonald Road, Whittlesey. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Whittlesety, boarding with James Shepperson, resident Town Road, Mill Row, Wittlesey, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Whittlesea, a Farm labourer, stepson of James and Elizabeth Shepperson, resident 1, Drill Rose, Stonald Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 1.
SAUNDERS
Edwin Walter

Lieutenant, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 May 1915. Aged 22. Elder son of Mrs. Elizabeth Saunders, of Glassmore House, Whittlesea, Peterborough, and the late Walter Shepperson Saunders. Educated at Oundle School, admitted in September 1906 entering Crosby House; left in April 1910, and later took up farming. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Whittlesey, son of Walter Shepperson and Elizabeth Saunders, resident Glassmoor Bank, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born GLassmoor, Whittlesea, a Farmer's son managing farm, son of Elizabeth Saunders (a widow), resident Glassmoor, Whittesley, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. Also Pondersbridge

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1916:

SAUNDERS Edwin Walter of Glasmoor House Whittlesey Ely Cambridgeshire died 5 May 1915 at Ypres in Belgium on active service Probate London 23 February to Elizabeth Saunders widow and Alec Bertram Saunders farmers.
Effects £3621 1s. 4d.

SAVAGE
John Edward
Private G/15269, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1918. Aged 21. Born Huntingdon, Hunts, resident and enlisted Whittlesea, Cambs. Son of John Edward and Jane Alice Savage, of Hollands Farm, Glassmore, Whittlesey originally resident Jones Drove, Whittlesea. Horse keeper by trade. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Bury, Huntingdonshire, son of John E and Jane A Savage, resident Hern Road, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Bury, BHuntingdonshire, working on farm, son of John E and Jane A Savage, resident High Holborn, Upwood, Hunts. Enlisted 5 February 1916, aged 18 years 7 months, single, resident Jones Drove, Whittlesea, Cambs., height 5 feet 8¼ inches, weight 9 stone 8lbs (134lbs), chest 34-36 inches. To Army Reserve 6 February 1916, mobilized 15 May 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 3rd Battalion 1 September 1916, posted to Infantry base 13 September 1916, several other postings being posted 6th Battalion 16 March 1918. Wounded in action by gas 14 November 1916, admitted to 38 Field Ambulance with the affects of gas poisoning, rejoined battalion 23 November 1916. Suffered shot wounds to right thigh, admitted 14 general Hospital, Wimereux 5 May 1917 and transferred to England aboard hospital ship "Jan Brydell" 6 May 1917. Embarked France 9 September 1917 and posted to B.E.F. Posted to and joined 1st Battalion 21 September 1917, posted 6th Battalion 16 March 1918. Buried in Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Row F. Grave 7.
SCOTNEY
George
Private PO/11210, Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action as a result of operations at Antwerp 7 October 1914, Antwerp. Aged 33. Reservist (R.M.R.B.1252), originally discharged 5 January 1913. Born St. Andrews, Whittlesea, Cambs, 4 October 1881. Husband of Ethel Scotney, of 18, Newcastle Street, Burnley, Lancs. Second son of George and Elizabeth Scotney, Whittlesey. Bricklayer's Labourer. Religious denomination Church of England. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born Whittlesey, a scholar, son of George and Elizbeth Scotney, resident Windmill Street, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Enlisted 5 January 1901 at Cambridge. height 5 feet 10¼ inches, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes. Buried in Schoonselfhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot IIa, Grave 2.
SCOTNEY
George Henry
Private 39505, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 20 October 1918. Aged 18. Born Whittlesea, Cambs, enlisted Cambridge. Son of James William and Mary Ann Scotney, of 12, East Briggate, Whittlesey, Cambs. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Whittlesea, at school, son of James William and Mary Ann Scotney, resident 63, Church Street, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Attested 25 March 1918 at Cambridge, aged 18 years 3 months, a Farmer by trade, single, height 5 feet 5¾ inches, weight 119lbs, chest 34½-37 inches, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in St Aubert British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 24.
SCOTNEY
Samuel
Private 16570, 11th (Cambridgeshire Regiment) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. Son of Samuel and Mary Scotney, of Gracious Street, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

SCOTNEY
Thomas William
Private G/25246, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Born and resident Whittlesea, Cambs, enlisted Wisbech, Cambs. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Whittlesey, at school, son of James William and Mary Ann Scotney, resident 63, Church Street, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Meath Cemetery, Villers-Guislan, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.
SEARLE
Arthur William
Private 18143, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3 October 1915. Aged 21. Son of William and Jane Searle. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Whittlesey, son of William and Jane Searle, resident Pound House, Station Road, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Whittlesea, an Agricultural labourer, son of William and Jane Searle, resident 14, Aliwal Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.
SEARLE
Charles
Private G/38889, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) posted to 1/20th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 11 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Whittlesey, Cambs, and enlisted Cambridge, Cambs. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Whittlesey, son of Albert and Emma Searle, resident Eastgate, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Whittlesey, at school, son of Albert and Emma Searle, resident 16, Cemetery Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference C. 29. 2.
SEE
William Thomas
Lance Corporal 46290, 55th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died of pneumonia 22 February 1919. Youngest son of Mr A See, Whitmore Street, Whittlesey. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXXII. Row C. Grave 20.
SELLERS
Jack
Private 14522, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 June 1915. Aged 22. Son of John and Elizabeth Ann Sellers, of The George Hotel, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
SHEPPERSON
Benjamin
Lance Corporal 326401, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 August 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Whittlesey. Son of John and Sarah Shepperson, of 56, New Road, Whittlesey, Cambs. Formerly 3700 Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Whittlesey, son of John and Sarah Shepperson, resident New Road, Wittlesey, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Whittlesea, an Agricultural labourer, son of John Shepperson, resident 39, New Road, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 3.
SHEPPERSON
Thomas aka Tom
Private 500338, Canadian Engineers. Discharged 19 September 1916, died 30 November 1918. Aged 21. Son of Tom and Drusilla Shepperson, of 49, Gracious St., Whittlesea, Cambs. Born 2 April 1897 in London. Son of Thomas and Drusilla Shepperson, of Lancashire Cottages, Eastern Road, Whittlesea, then 49, Gracious Street, Whittlesea. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Barnsbury, Middlesex, son of Tom and Drusilla Shepperson, resident Barr Street, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Islington, London, son of Tom and Drusilla Shepperson, resident Eastrea Road, Whittesley, Cambridgeshire. Attested 16 September 1915 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 2nd Field Troop, Canadian Engineers. Aged 18 years 4 months, a Bookkeeper by trade, height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 37-41 inchesm fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada. Military grave 162. National Archives of Canada Acccession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8852 - 62
SMALLEY
John Douglas

Lieutenant, "D" Company, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 March 1915. Aged 20. Son of Skelton and Annie Smalley, Turntree. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, son of Skelton andAnnie Smalley, resident Else's Farm, Hern Road, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, at school, born Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, a boarder at Uppingham School, resident Farleigh, Uppingham, Rutland, Leicestershire. Buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row C. Grave 1.

Extract from Bond Of Sacrifice: Officers Died In The Great War 1914-1916, volume 2, page 430:

LIEUTENANT JOHN DOUGLAS SMALLEY, 1st BATTN. CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT, T.F., about whose fate there was some doubt for a considerable time, was eventually reported officially as having been killed in action on the 15th March, 1915, at St. Eloi, near Ypres.

He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smalley, of Whittlesea, and was twenty years of age at the time of his death. He was educated at Uppingham School, and his chief recreations were football, cricket, and shooting.

In March, 1913, he joined his Regiment as 2nd Lieutenant and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in August, 1914. In Writing of him his Commanding Officer said that the whole Regiment deplored his loss, for he had endeared himself to officers and men alike and was most popular.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1915:

SMALLEY John Douglas of Twin Tree House Whittlesey Cambridgeshire lieutenant in the Cambridgeshire Regiment died 15 March 1915 in France in action Administration Peterborough 10 December to Miriam Annie Smalley (wife of John Smalley).
Effects £346 18s. 9d.

Extract from Peterborough Standard - Saturday 1 January 1916, page 5:

A beautiful new carved oaken pulpit, given by Mr. and Mrs. John Smalley, ot Turntree House. Whittlesey, in memory of their son, has been placed in St. Andrew's Church, Whittlesey, and dedicated. The pulpit bears the following inscription:—“To the glory of God, in loving memory of John Douglas Smalley, Lieutenant 1st Cambs. Regiment, killed in action at St. Eloi, March 14th, 1915. aged 20 years.”

SMITH
Percy Edward
Battery Sergeant Major 280210, 12th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on service in the United Kingdom 29 May 1917. Aged 44. Born Holme, Hunts, resident Whittlesea, Cambs, enlisted Peterborough. In the 1881 census he was aged 7, born Holme, Hunts, a scholar, son of Stephen J Smith (a widower), resident Holme, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference A. 27. 18.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

SMITH Percy Edward of 49 Melton Villa West End Whittlesey Cambridgeshire sergeant-major Siege School battery died 29 May 1917 at Aldershot Hampshire Probate Peterborough 7 December to Harry Tingle lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery. Effects £257 5s. 6d.

SPRIGGS
George
Private 26610, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died for pnuemonia at 28th Casualty Clearing Station, Turkey, 22 March 1919. Farmer by trade. Son of Mrs. Spriggs, of 35, Whitmore Street, Whittlesea. Next of kin his sistwer Mrs. Sarah A. Phillips, of The Rookery, St. Mary's, Ramsey, Hunts. Formerly 24374, 8th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Whittlesey, son of James and Rhoda Spriggs, resident Park Lane, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Whittlesea, a Farm labourer, boarding at Herne Road, St Marys, Ramsey, Huntingdonshire. Medically examined 26 February 1916 at Ramsey, Hunts, aged 24 years 7 months, a Labourer by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 2½ inches, weight 139lbs, chest 30½-32 inches. Attested 28 February 1916, to Army Reserve 29 February 1916, mobilized 1 April 1916. posted 8th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment then 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 1 September 1916, transferred to 3rd Battalion, Royal Lancasters 20 October 1916, posted 4 November 1916, with Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, posted 9th Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment 25 November 1916. Buried in Chanak Consular Cemetery, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row B. Grave 9.
SPRIGGS
Richard
Private G/7831, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Loos 28 September 1915. Born Whittlesey, enlisted Peterborough. Husband of Mary Ann Follows (formerly Spriggs, nee Revell), of 21, Jarrom Street, Leicester, married 2 April 1902 in Benwick. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Whittlesey, a Farm labourer, nephew of Richard H and Alice Savage, resident The Mere, Ramsey, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Whittlesea, a Farm labourer, married to Mary Ann Spriggs with two daughters and one son, resident Holme Fen, Holme, Huntingdonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 69 and 73.
STAFFORD
Fred
Private 16929, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born and enlisted Whittlesea, Cambs. Husband of Esther Elizabeth (nee Gray) Stafford, of 1, Holdick yard, Whitman Street, Whittlesey, married 26 December 1913 in St. Mary's, Whittlesey; later resident 40, Gracious Street, Whittlesea. In the 1891 census he was aged 12, born Whittlesey, a Railway labourer, son of Thomas and Betsy Stafford, resident Huts Bridge, Underwood, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Enlisted and medically examined 5 January 1915, aged 37, born Whittlesey, resident No. 1. Holleys Yard, Whitman Street, Whittlesey, married. a Labourer by trade, height 5 feet 8½ inches, weight 160lbs, chest 39-41 inches. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.
STAFFORD
Horace
Private 3/9375 [listed as 3/3975 SDGW], 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 22. Born Whittlesea, Cambs, enlisted Peterborough. Regular soldier. Son of George and Alice Stafford, of 59, Church Street, Whittlesey, Cambs. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Whittlesey, son of george and Alice Stafford, resident Church Street, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Whittlesea, a pressman, son of George and Alice Stafford, resident 57, Church Street, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Attested 19 December 1911 at Peterborough, aged 18 years 3 months, a brickyard labourer, single, religious denomination Church of England, height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 111lbs, chest 34½-37 inches, hazel eyes, fair hair. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.
STARLING
Joseh William
Private 8329, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 23 February 1917. Aged 24. Born Stepney, Middlesex, enlisted King's Lynn, Norfolk. Son of William and Esther Starling, Holbeach St Marks, Holbeach, Lincs, formerly Brazen House, 30, Gracious Street, Whittlesey. Attested 12 January 1911 at King's Lynn, aged 18 years 8 months, born Stepney, London, Middlesex, a Farm labourer, single, height 5 feet 4¾ inches, weight 125lbs, chest 35-37 inches, fresh complexion, bluish grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Joined Norfolk Regiment at Norwich 12 January 1911, posted st Battalion, 12 April 1911, posted 2nd Battalion 17 October 1912. Embarked Bombay 9 December 1916, disembarked Basra 16 December 1916, joined battalion at Sheikh Saad 23 December 1916. Father, William Starling, resident Holbeach St Mark's Post Office, Lincolnshire, his mother, Esther Starling, was resident 30, Gracious Street, Whittlesea. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 10.
SYMONDS
Arthur
Private 5870 and 202495, 1/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), served at home from 28 September 1916, to France 12 January 1917, to UK 16 April 1917, discharged sickness 17 September 1917. Married Sarah Ann Speechley at Chesterton April to June Quarter 1911. His address on enlistment papers is given as 13 Lower Brick St, Long Eaton. He is listed as a labourer. Died in April to June Quarter April 1919. Buried 10 April 1919 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
TAYLOR
Arthur
Corporal 14564, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 August 1915. Born Witham-On-The-Hill, Lincs, enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Buried in Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 1.
TAYLOR
Ephraim Albert
Private 585888, 683rd Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 12 December 1918. Aged 30. Husband of Ellen Louisa Banyard (formerly Taylor), of 11, Gracious Street, Whittlesey. Buried 16 December 1918 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference A. 16. 21.
TEMPLEMAN
Fred
Private 3/10333, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born and resident Whittlesey, Cambs. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Whittlesey, an Agricultural labourer, son of George and Frances A Templeman, resident Stonald Field, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Whittlesey, a Threshing machine labourer, son of George and Frances Ann Templeman, resident 38 Cross Road Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

THOMAS
James Richard Llewellyn
Private 18144, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 July 1915. Born and enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Whittlesey, son of James William and Sarah Kate Thomas, resident 10, Gracious Street, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row F. Grave 40.
THOMPSON *
George Edward
Sergeant (Signaller) 6485, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 20 October 1914. Aged 31. Fourth son of Charles and Mary Ann Thompson, 10, Orchard Street, Whittlesey, during war, later of 1, Aliwal Rd., Whittlesea, Cambs. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Whittlesey, a scholar, son of Charles and Mary A Thompson, resident Broad Street, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Whittlesey. a General labourer, son of Charles and Mary A Thompson, resident Claygate, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. South African Veteran. Originally attested for South African service as 2302, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, 23 April 1901 in Whittlesey, born and resident Whittlesey, aged 18 years 11 months, a Labourer, unmarried, height 5 feet 7½ inches, weight 134lbs, chest 32½-34inches, complexion nickled, eyes brown, hair brown, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 17 and 18.
THORPE
Ambrose
Private 17666, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Grimsby, Lincs, enlisted Whittlesea, Cambs. Son of Mrs. Laura Biggadike, of 64, Gracious St., Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

TINKLER
Peter Cyril
Private 31270, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. (Lewis Gun section). Killed in action 10 August 1917. Aged 21. Resident Coates, Cambs, enlisted Whittlesea, Cambs. Son of Mr and Mrs Peter Tinkler, of Field Terrace, Farcet. Lived Poplar Hall Farm. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Farcet, Hunts, son of Peter and Susan Tinkler, resident Rutland Cottages, Lane, Farcet, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Farcet, Hunts, a Farm labourer, son of Peter and Susan Tinkler, resident 48, Gracious Street, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

TRUNDLE, MM
Harold George
Lance Corporal G/5831, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 16 August 1917. Aged 27. Born 22 July 1890 Magalen Laver, Essex, resident Hampton, Middlesex, enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex. Baptised 24 August 1890 in Magdalen Laver, St Mary Magdalen, Essex, son of John and Harriet Trundle, resident Magdalene Laver. Son of John Daniel and Harriet Trundle, of 31, West End, Whittlesey. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 7.
WALTON
Charles Francis
Private 326424, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. Formerly 3734 Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148.
WALTON
George William

Private CH/8670 (Naval Reserve service number RMR/B/1550), H.M.S. Hawke, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action when his ship was torpedoed in the North Sea 15 October 1914. Aged 40. Born 1 August 1874 in Somersham, Hunts. Son of Benjamin Walton, of Whittlesea, Cambs; husband of Alice (barton) Walton, of 9, Bedford Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, also listed as 38, Asprey Street, Lower Road, Rotherhithe, London S.E.; married October to December Quarter 1902 in Tunbridge Wells Registration District. Brother of William George Walton (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Somersham, Hunts, a scholar, son of Denny B and Ann Walton, resident Main Street, Somersham, St Ives, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Somersham, Hunts, an Agricultural labourer, son of Denny B and Annie Walton, resident Oldeamere, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 7.

WALTON
William George
Private 8091, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Discharged 12 March 1915, issued Silver War badge 91662 14 December 1916, and died of tuberculosis 16 April 1917 under Sickness Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulations. Aged 34. Son of Benjamin Walton, Whittlesey. Brother of George William Walton (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Eastrea, Cambs, a bricklayers apprentice, son of Benjamin D and Ada E Watson, resident Eastrea Cottages, Eastrea, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Enlisted 26 January 1905. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
WARD
Charles
Private L/16947, 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's OWn (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 10 April 1917. Born Whittlesea, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Lillian Agnes Ward, with two sons, of 65, Waghorn Road, Upton Park, London E., married 18 March 1914. Formerly T/31549, Royal Army Service Corps. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Whittlesey, son of John and catherine, resident Mill Road, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

WARD
Charles Sidney
Private TF/325297, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. 39th. Division. Killed in action at St. Julian on the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted in Whittlesey. Husband of Florence Edith Ward, of 17, Holme. Formerly 1663 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Whittlesey, an Assistant butcher, son of John Thomas and Lydia Ward, resident 18, Whitmore Street, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.

WARREN
William Newton
Private 3/10935, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 March 1917. Born Whittlesea, Cambs, enlisted Peterborough, Northants, Husband of Eliza J Warren, West Delph. born Whittlesey, In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Whittlesey, an Agricultural labourer, married to Eliza J Warren, resident Delph West Side, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, born Whittlesea, a brickworks labourer, married to Eliza Jane Warren with three daughters, resident 25, West Delph, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 17.
WATFORD, MM
Walter

Sergeant 8486, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 July 1916. Born Coates, Cambs, enlisted Peterborough, Northants. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Coates, Cambridgeshire, son of Alice Watford, resident Delph, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Cambridgeshire, son of William and Alice Ann Watford, resident Gracious Street, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Awarded Military Medal (M.M.). Originally attested 8 November 1906 at Whittlesey, aged 18 years 1 month, as 3336, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, born Coates, Whittlesey, Cambs, a Brickyard labourer, single, height 5 feet 4¾ inches, weight 121½lbs, chest 35½-38½, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, son of W. Watford, of King's HeadInn, Gracious Street, Whittlesey; purchased discharge 20 November 1906. Buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 26.

Extract from Army Witness Statement, Summary of evidence related to Private Sands:

(2)

No 8486 Sergeant Watford, 5th Northamptonshire Regt (Pioneers) States:

Sir on the night of 27th Dec on arriving at trenches about 5 p.m the Stretcher bearer brought the accused to me who showed me his finger which had been bandaged & said that he was unable to work as he had cut his finger on a jam tin. I left orders with Cpl Gammons that the accused was to do no work at all.

28/12/15
(S/d) W Watford Sgt
5th Northamptonshire Regt
(Pioneers).
WATSON
H
possibly Herbert Watson, Sergeant 15433, 10th Battaion, Royalo Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Born Isle of Ely, Cambs, resident Farcet, enlisted Bala, Merioneth. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

WATSON
J
possibly John Watson, Lance Corporal 128583, "F" Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10 June 1918. Born Ely, Cambs, resident Peterborough, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Sarah Watson, of Ramsey Road, St Ives. Lived 180 Belsize Ave, Peterborough. Formerly 27414, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Buried in Fosse No 10 Comm Cem Ext, Sains-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 14.
WESTON
G
No further information currently available.
WHITE
Herbert Frederick

Private 2455, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 April 1915. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. Son of Christopher and Lizzie White, of 16, Orchard Street, Whittlesey. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, son of Christopher and Lizzie White, resident High Causeway, Wittlesey, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bishop's Stortford, Herts, a Bricklayer's labourer presswork, son of Christopher and Lizzie White, resident 16, Orchard Street, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.

** Note differences in birth place ***

WHITWELL
Ernest
Private 26331, Suffolk Regiment transferred as Private 40759, Royal Defence Corps (Territorial Force). Invalided and discharged as "no longer physically fit for War Service" 7 July 1917 suffering from Tuberculosis of Lung, died 21 November 1918 at Glassmoor, Whittlesey. Aged 29. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Whittlesey, son of John and Eliza J Whitwell, resident Turves, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Whittlesey, son of John Whitwell (a widower), resident Farm House, Turves, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Whittlesea, son of John and Harriet Whitewell (father probably remarried), resident Glassmoor, Whittesley, Cambridgeshire. Born Whittlesea, enlisted 15 March 1916 at Wisbech, medically examined 16 March 1916 in Bury St Edmunds, aged 27 years 2 months, a farmer, height 5 feet 6¼ inches, weight 130lbs, chest 36-39 inches. Buried 25 March 1918 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
WILDBORE
Isaac
Private 41427, 13th (West Ham) Essex Regiment. who was killed in action on Thursday, 3 May 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident Whittlesea, enlisted Bury St Edmund's. Son of Isaac and Mary Wildbore; husband of Jessie E (nee Brown) Wildbore, married Octber to December Quarter 1913 in Whittlesey Reistration District. Formerly 6664 Cambridgeshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Whittlesey, son of Isaac and Mary Wildbore, resident Windmill Street, Whittlesey Urban (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Whittlesea, a Farm Labourer, son of Isaac and Mary Wilodbore, resident 26, Windmill Street, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WILDBORE
Joseph

Private 3/5267, 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 May 1915. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Hull. Husband of Genesta Wildbore, of 12, Emily Grove, Brighton Street, Hessle Road, Hull. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Hull, a Fish Dock labourer, husband of Genesta, Wildbore, son in law of Mary Ann Wilson (a widow), resident 3 Emily Grov, Brighton Street, Sculcoates, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (East Riding). No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21 and 31.

** This is the only Joseph Wildbore available although connection not established **

WILSON, MM
George
Private 325457, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 21. Born Eastrea, enlisted Whittlesey, Cambs. Son of James and Eliza Wilson, of 29, Horsegate Lane, Whittlesey; husband of Marion McKay (nee Lammon) Wilson, married at St Mary's, Yorkdale 5 June 1906, resident Briggate East, Whittlesey, one son. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) gazetted 11 February 1919. Formerly 1985, Cambridgeshire Regiment and 313778, Army Service Corps. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Eastrea, Cambs, son of James and Eliza Wilson, resident Eastrea, Whittlesey Rural (Isle of Ely), Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Eastrea, Cambs, a brickyard labourer, son of James and Eliza Wilson, resident 29, Horsegate Lane, Whittlesey, Whittesley Urban, Cambridgeshire. Attested 17 May 1915, joined at Romsey 19 May 1915, posted to Rermount Depot, Army Service Corps 19 May 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal 27 September 1915, appointed Acting Corporal 8 December 1915, appointed Acting Sergeant 20 May 1916, transferred to No.2 Base Remount Depot with Expeditionary Force, Havre, 5 July 1916, promoted Sergeant 2 July 1916, with Expeditionary Force France 5 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.
WOODWARD
Feary
[Spelt Fairey on SDGW and CWGC, and Fairy on other records] Private 16535, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action at Memorial Ridge 9 May 1915. Born Ramsey, birth registered in the Whittlesey Registration District January to March 1895, enlisted Peterborough. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Whittlesey, at school, son of George A and Elizabeth A Woodward, resident Simpsons Farm, Warboys, St Ives, Huntingdonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

1939-45

BARNES
Douglas

Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 549647, H.M.S. Allington Castle, Royal Navy. Washed overboard in heavy seas on convoy duty 18 October 1944. Aged 19. Born 6 April 1925 in Whittlesey. Son of John Alfred and Edith Barnes, of 64 Mill Road, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 76, Column 2.

BARRETT
Christopher Charles
Lance Corporal 5776878, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 6 May 1944. Aged 27. Born 22 December 1916. Son of John and Mabel Barrett, of Whittlesey; husband of Mary Barrett, of Whittlesey. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, resident with his parents at 33, East Delph, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried in Kohima War Cemetery, India. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 14.
BEDFORD
John Robert
Corporal EX/3290, No 44 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines. Died in Burma 12 March 1944. Aged 25. Born 12 October 1919 in Whittlesey. Son of John Robert and Annie Bedford, of Whittlesey. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Labourer Brickworks Press General, residet with his widowed father at 63 Station Road, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 102. Column 2.
BROWN
Basil Horace
Private 14631536, 2nd/6th Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Killed in action in Italy 8 February 1944. Aged 19. Son of Sidney and Alice Esther Brown, of 50, New Road, Whittlesey. Buried in Misturno War Cemetery, Italy. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 21.
BROWN
Cecil Charles
[Listed as Charles Cecil on CWGC] Driver 10586901, 2 AA Workshops, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Drowned while crossing River Nene in a canoe 20 September 1944. Aged 21. Son of Charles and Ellen Brown; husband of Joan Edith Brown, of Whittlesey. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference Division D. Row 28. Grave 4.
BROWN
Ronald Arthur
Engineman, CT/KX 124680, H.M. Trawler Laetes, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died at sea 25 July 1942. Aged 26. Born 24 August 1915 in Whittlesey. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Ground Brown, of 8, Eastgate, Whittlesey; husband of Lily Brown, of Saxon Cottages, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk. Panel 9, Column 3.
BURGESS
Kenneth

Private 5933926, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Missing believed killed in action 14 February 1942 during the Japanese Invasion of Singapore. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Harry and Mary Ann Burgess, of Castle House, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Column 54.

CHAMBERS
Herbert Alfred
Corporal, 5835467, "B" Squadron, 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action 6 July 1944. Aged 34. Born 11 April 1910. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Chambers, of 7 Aliwal Road, Whittlesey. In the 1911 census he was newborn, born King's Dyke, Whittlesey, son of Fred and Elizabeth Chambers, resident 20, Kings Dyke, Kingsdyke, Whittesley Rural, Cambridgeshire. Married Frances A Butcher in the October to December Quarter 1931 in Whittlesey Registration District, Cambridgeshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Coal Merchant, married to Frances A Chambers, resident 25, Delph, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried in Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy. Plot V. Row A. Grave 25.
CHENEY
Sydney
Private 4806714, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in North West Europe 20 July 1944. Aged 30. Born 4 June 1914. Son of Frederick and Selena Cheney, of Stonald Ave, Whittlesey; husband of Mary Cheney, of Whittlesey. In the 1939 Register he was married, a General Labourer, resident 15 Stonald Avenue, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 16.
CLIFTON
George

Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 518575, H.M.S. Collingwood, Royal Navy. Died in Fareham, Hampshire, 18 June 1943. Aged 18. Born 29 May 1925 in Brightside, Yorkshire. Son of George and Jenny Clifton, of Whittlesey. Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Gosport, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 63. Grave 18.

COOMBER
John
Private 4923125, Gloucestershire Regiment. Wounded in Normandy, died of wounds at Leeds 12 August 1944. Aged 32. Born 8 May 1912. Son of James Sidney and Ann Coomber, of Gracious St, Whittlesey. Brother Herbert died in First World War. In the 1939 register he was unmarried, a General Labourer Contractor, resident 26 Gracious Street, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried 16 August 1944 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference Division D. Row 28. Grave 3.
CURTIS
Robert William

Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 317670, H.M.S. Martin, Royal Navy. Died at sea 10 November 1942. Aged 20. Born 4 October 1922 in Whittlesey. Son of Walter and Mahalah Curtis, of 18, Coronation Avenue, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 57, Column 2.

DRAKE
Laurence Frank
Private 3968833, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in North West Europe 25 June 1944. Aged 24. Born 7 March 1920 in Cambridgeshire, resident Cambridgeshire. Son of William and Edith Drake, of 2 Stonald Ave, Whittlesey; husband of Josephine (nee Plowright) Drake, of Windmill Street, Whittlesey, and of Amersham Common, Buckinghamshire, married January to March Quarter 1942 in Whittlesey Registration District, Cambridgeshire. Brother of Tom DRAKE listed below under Civil Defence, sister was Edith Evelyn DRAKE. (His great niece Sharon Thrift lives in Australia). In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Railway Wagon Works Heavy Work, resident withn his widowed mother, Edith, at 87 Windmill Street, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried in La Delivrance War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row J. Grave 6.
DREW
John Fielding
Private 5828930, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War at Iruka Camp, Osaka, working as a slave in Japan 25 October 1944, originally captured 15 February 1942 at Singapore. Aged 27. Son of Walter and Mary Drew, of 58 Church St, Whittlesey. Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. British Section. Plot D. Row A. Grave 5.
ENGLISH
Neville Percy

Private 5832979, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of cholera as a Japanese Prisoner of War working on the Thailand-Burma Railway 10 July 1943, captured 15 February 1942 at Singapore. Aged 23. Born Norfolk, resident Northamptonshire. Son of Mr and Mrs Percy Alfred English, of 32 Cemetery Road, Whittlesey. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Plot 10. Collective grave F. 2 - L. 4.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1946:

ENGLISH Nevil Percy of 32 Cemetery-road Whittlesey Cambridgeshire died 10 July 1943 on war service Probate Peterborough 10 May to Elsie Hilda English (wife of Percy Alfred English).
Effects £173 12s
.

GARNER
John Harold
Leading Aircraftman 1157084, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died from malaria as a Japanese Prisoner of War, since the fall of Java, while being transported from Ambon Island to Java in the ship Maros Maru 12 November 1944. Aged 22. Born 18 May 1922. Son of Thomas and Lydia Garner, of 29, Inham's Road, Whittlesey. Buried as sea. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Column 438.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1946:

GARNER John Harold of 29 Inhams-road Whittlesey Cambridgeshire died 12 November 1944 on war service Administration Peterborough 20 September to Thomas Garner lorry driver.
Effects £483 1s. 10d.

GILL
Bernard John
Gunner 1532331, 151 Battery, 51 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 2 June 1941 in Crete. Aged 24. Born 2 June 1917, and resident, Whittlesea. Son of George and Catherine Gill, of Bassley View, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey. Son of Mr and Mrs G Gill, Bassley View, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey. In the 1939 Register he was single, a Bricklayers Labourer, resident Bassley View, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Athens Memorial, Greece. Face 2.
GREENWOOD
Thomas William
Private 5783903, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 7 August 1944. Aged 22. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Birth registered in the June to September Quarter 1922 in the Whittlesey Registration District (his mother's maiden name was Stevens). Husband of Mrs Greenwood, 7 Plough Road, Whittlesey. He was wounded 8 July 1944 but remained at duty. His brother, Wlfrid Cyril Greenwood, was killed in Korea and is listed on the same memorial. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot XXIII. Row E. Grave 16.
HALLAM
Charles William Richard

Stoker 1st Class, C/KX 105304, H.M.S. Gloucester, Royal Navy. Died 22 May 1941, at the Battle of Crete. Aged 20. Son of Aaron and Alice Hallam, of 7 Orchard St, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 47, Column 43.

HAMMOND
John Sydney
Driver T/240243, 213 General Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at 64th British Hospital due to a lorry accident 19 August 1945. Aged 39. Born 16 August 1906. Son of John Thomas and Ada Hammond; husband of Hilda Alice Hammond, of 32, Coronation Avenue, Whittlesey. In the 1939 Register he was a General labourer, married, resident 32, Coronation Avenue, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried in Celle War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 7.
HANCOCK
[Charles] William
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 909505, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Taking off from Scampton on operations over Keil his aircraft was shot down in the target area and crashed between Ipernstedt & Ostenfeld and he was killed 26 June 1941. Aged 23. Son of John William and Mary Elizabeth Hancock, of Factory Corner, Whittlesey; husband of Ivy Hancock, of Old Fletton, Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Buried in Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 2.
HARGRAVE
Owen Russell

Able Seaman, P/JX 335263, H.M.S. President III (lost in M.V. Abosso), Royal Navy. Died at sea 29 October 1942. Born 8 June 1923 in Whittlesey, Cambs. Son of John Thomas Eyat Hargrave and Elsie Hendra Hargrave, of Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 64, Column 1.

HART
Christopher James
Gunner 1626516, HQ 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War from amoebic dysentery at Pakan Baros, Sumatra, 4 April 1945. Aged 34. Born 15 December 1910 in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, resident Peterborough, Nothamptonshire. Son of James and Emily Jane Hart, of Reach Farm, Black Bush, Whittlesey; husband of Gladys Eveline Hart, of Wigan, Lancashire formerly Church Villa, Eye, Peterborough. Insurance Agent. In the 1911 census he was nerwborn, born Willow Hall, Whittlesey, Cambs, son of James and E,ily Jane Hart, resident Willow Hall, Thorney, Whittesley, Cambridgeshire. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, an Insurance Agent Inustrial, resident Bowbury Road, Eye, Peterborough R.D., Northamptonshire. Buried in Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 18.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1946:

HART Christopher James of Church Villa Eye Northamptonshire died 4 April 1945 on war service Probate Peterborough 6 March to Gladys Eveline Hart widow.
Effects £1771 1s. 1d.

HART
Herbert
Able Seaman D/JX 168367, H.M.S. Orchis, Royal Navy. Died at sea 21 August 1944. Born 31 May 1919 in Whittlesey. Son of Mr and Mrs J Hart, 77 Windmill Street, Whittlesey. He was married. His twin brother George also served in the Navy. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 86, Column 2.
HENSON
Ralph
Driver T/190222, Royal Army Service Corps. Died when his tank transporter caught fire in Wiltshire 24 April 1942. Aged 26. Born 6 September 1915. Son of George and Clara Henson, of Whittlesey. In the 1939 Register he was single, a Motor Lorry Driver, resident with his parents at 46, Church Street, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried 30 April 1942 in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference Division E. Row 11. Grave 2.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1942:

HENSON Ralph of 46 London-street Whittlesey Cambridgeshire died 23 April 1942 On war service Administration Peterborough 26 May to George Henson horse slaughterer.
Effects £289 18s. 7d.

HOUSDEN
Raymond Thomas
Trooper 305554, 2nd Battalion, Household Cavalry Regiment, Royal Horse Guards. Died of wounds 1 March 1945, wounded 24 February 1945 in Western Europe. Aged 25. Born 17 August 1920. Son of John and Florence Sarah Housden, of 2, Bassenhally Road, Whittlesey. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a Beet Factory (Pulp) Heavy Worker, resident with his parents at 2, Bassenhally Road, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. First wounded 31 July 1944 in North est Europe. Buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 19. Row C. Grave 7.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1945:

HOUSDEN Raymond Thomas otherwise Raymond of 2 Bassenhally-road Whittlesey Cambridge died 1 March 1945 on war service Probate Peterborough 11 July to John Housden kiln drawer. Effects £198 12s. 9d.

HOWLETT
James Albert
Private 5830956, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died in a fall from cliff while training in Scotland 12 May 1943. Aged 25. Born 3 January 1918. Son of Arthur and Rose Ena Howlett, of 57, King's Dyke, Whittlesey. In the 1939 Register he was unmarried, a General Labourer Brickworks, resident with his parents at 57, King's Dyke, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried in Whittlesey Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Grave reference Division D. Row 28. Grave 2.
JINKS
George Charles
Fusilier 5931815, 4th Bttalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Died on service 4 April 1945. Aged 25. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Jinks, of 9 Eastgate, Whittlesey. Previously wounded in North West Europe June 1944. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 55. Row A. Grave 15.
KNIGHT
James William
Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1613421, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Taking off from Bardney on a day operation, Altenbeken, he was killed when his aircaft, Avro Lancaster I serial number NF937, crashed at Sasserath 14 February 1945. Son of Mr and Mrs A Knight, of 22, London Street, Whittlesey. Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. Plot 11. Row C. Collective grave 4-10.
LAKEY
Ernest Edward

Private 5828945, 2nd Battalion (Cambridgeshire Regiment), Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea while a Japanese Prisoner of War when the ship he was being transported on, Hofuku Maru, was sunk 2by planes from an American Aircraft Carrier, 80 miles north of Corregidor, 1 September 1944, captured 15 February 1942 in Singapore. Aged 27. Born 29 August 1917. Son of Harry and Harriet Lakey, of 16, Briggate East, Whittlesey. In the 1939 Registerhe was single, a General Labourer Brickyard, resident with his parents at Briggate, Briggate East, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Column 59.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1946:

LAKEY Ernest Edward of 16 Briggate East Whittlesey Cambridgeshire died on or since 21 September 1944 on war service Administration Peterborough 3 May to Harriett Lakey (wife of Harry Lakey). Effects £266 12s. 8d.

LEESON
George Alex
Private 5777121, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Accidentally killed in United Kingdom 16 July 1940. Aged 24. Born 25 January 1916. Son of Thomas and Agnes Leeson, of Coates. In the 1939 Register he was single, a Labourer, resident with his parents at 44, London Street, Whittlesey, Whittlesey U.D., Cambridgeshire. Buried in Salthouse (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Norfolk. No reference.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1942:

LEESON George Alec of 44 London-street Whittlesey Cambridgeshire died 16 July 1940 on war service Administration Peterborough 16 January to Agnes Leeson widow.
Effects £384 5s. 7d.

LILLEY *
Roland Clarence
Private 7619209, 2nd/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of dysentery during forced march from Poland to Germany as a Prisoner of War 7 March 1945, captured 9 June 1940 (retreat to Dunkirk). Aged 25. Son of Mr and Mrs George Lilley, 3 Common Road, Whittlesey. Buried in Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery, Germany.
LUTKIN
Percy

Private 5933921, 2nd Battalion (Cambridgeshire Regiment), Suffolk Regiment. Died at sea 12 September 1944, as a Japanese Prisoner of War. Son of Mr H Lutkin, of Hallcroft Road, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

MARTELL
Gordon Ronald
Leading Aircraftman, 1458928, 2909 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19 September 1943. Aged 21. Son of Gordon George and Enid Evelyn Martell, of 34 London St, Whittlesey. Buried in Rhodes War Cemetery, Greece.
MAWBY
Cyril Arthur
Corporal, 5832176, Corps of Military Police. Died in an accident when a passenger in a truck which hit lamp standard 17 October 1945. Son of William and Ada Mawby, of Whittlesey; husband of Rose Helen Mawby, of Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial, Egypt.
MIDDLETON
Sydney Richard
Lance Corporal, 7520726, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 5 September 1940. Buried in St Peter-in-Thanet Churchyard, Kent.
MILLS
Albert William

Private 5775731, 6th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died of malaria as a Japanese Prisoner of War 17 October 1943. Aged 26. Son of Albert Edward and Mary Ann Mills, of 256 Peterborough Road, Whittlesey; husband of Joyce Millicent Mills, of 15 St Paul's Road, New England, Peterborough. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

MORLEY
Edgar Harry
Sergeant (Flight Engineer), 1186852, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 June 1943. Aged 27. Son of John Robert and Jessie Lydia Morley, of Whittlesey. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
NORRIS
James Arthur
Sergeant-Pilot, 102 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 April 1941. Son of the late Mr and Mrs A J Norris, of Whittlesey. Buried in Bowthen Churchyard, Pas de Calais, France.
PEARSON
William David

Private 5932343, 2nd Battalion (Cambridgeshire Regiment), Suffolk Regiment. Died as a a Japanese Prisoner of War 6 July 1943. Aged 35. Son of Mrs A Pearson and stepson of Mr J F Holman, of 9 Council Houses, Stonald Ave, Whittlesey. Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.

PEPPERCORN
Donald Henry James
Aircraftman 1st Class, 1189709, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 July 1941. Husband of Mrs Peppercorn, 22 Coronation Ave, Whittlesey; formerly of Ramsey. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
PIKETT
Herbert Albert

Private 5932347, 2nd Battalion (Cambridgeshire Regiment), Suffolk Regiment. Died during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore 23 January 1942. Aged 30. Son of Charles Wesley Pikett and Mary Elizabeth Pikett of Windmill St, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

POPELY
Alfred Edward

Gunner, 5932363, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds 25 January 1942. Aged 30. Son of Alfred and Mary Popely, of Whittlesey. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

READ
George
Gunner 1532380, 151 Battalion, 51 HAA Regiment. Royal Artillery. Killed in Crete 2 June 1941. Aged 21. Son of William Jabez and Ellen Read, of 11 Horsegate, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Athens Memorial, Greece.
REDHEAD
Thomas
Corporal, 5883768, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Accidentally electrocuted 18 June 1941. Aged 30. Son of George and Rebecca Redhead, of Low Cross, Whittlesey. Buried in Dehli War Cemetery, India.
REYNOLDS
Herbert

Driver, 1890017, 251 Field Park Company, Royal Engineers. Died of malaria and colitis as a Japanese Prisoner of War 18 September 1943. Aged 24. Son of Herbert and Ada Mary Reynolds, of Black Bush Inn, Market St, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

SNEESBY
John Anthony

Private 5832811, 2nd Battalion (Cambridgeshire Regiment), Suffolk Regiment. Died of dysentery at Tanakan as a Japanese Prisoner of War 28 July 1943. Aged 30. Son of John and Alice Ann Sneesby, of Whittlesey. Buried in Kanchanburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

STEPHENS
Sydney Arthur
Lance Corporal, 5884117, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died at Stalag VIIIA, 13 January 1945, as a Prisoner of War (captured in Libya in 1942). Aged 26. Buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Germany.
TIMMS
Edmund William
Private 5889129, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 August 1943. Aged 27. Son of William Henry and Florence Timms, of Railway House, New Road, Whittlesey. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Scilly, Italy.
WOODS
Albert Edward
Gunner, 11061061, 252 Battalion, 50 HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 7 January 1943. Aged 34. Son of Alfred and Margaret Woods, of Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Brookwood Memorial, Surrey.
WULBERN
Stanley James

Private 5828774, Motor Transport, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment. Died of avitaminosis at Chunkai as a Japanese Prisoner of War 5 December 1943. Aged 25. Son of Percy James and Alice Mabel Wulbern, of 68 Peterborough Road, Whittlesey. Buried in Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

WESTON
Bernard

Able Seaman, C/SSX 23008, H.M.S. Walney, Royal Navy. Died 8 November 1942. Aged 23. Son of Richard and Nellie Maria Weston, of 2 Council Houses, Stonald Road, Whittlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

CIVIL DEFENCE
DRAKE
Tom
Tom Drake was apparently killed during the 2nd world war in a motorcycle accident when he possibly ran in to the back of a fireengine, his wife was Ivy Drake. Brother of Laurence Frederick DRAKE listed above, sister was Edith Evelyn DRAKE. (His great niece Sharon Thrift lives in Australia).
SMITH, MM
William Hollis
Engineer, Auxiliary Fire Service. Died in collision between two cars on Eastrea Roadd, Whittlesey, during an air raid warning 7 June 1940. Aged 47. Lived Jubilee Garage, Eastgate, Whittlesey. He was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) serving with the 1/1st Cambs Regiment in World War One.
 Buried in Cemetery
FRENCH
Edgar Roy
14868593 Private, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 13 January 1946. Aged 19. Son of George Henry and Elizabeth Ann French, of Whittlesey. Grave reference Division D. Row 28. Grave 6.
HEARD
William Arthur
1870875 Aircraftman 2nd Class, Pilot U/T, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 November 1945. Aged 21. Son of William and Mabel Heard, of Whittlesey. Grave reference Division D. Row 28. Grave 5. Also listed March Grammar School Old Boys' Memorial.
UNDERWOOD
Frank William
2086205 Lance Sergeant, 402 Battalion, 50th (4th Northamptonshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 30 December 1940. Aged 22. Son of Isaac Frank and Alice Maud Underwood, of Whittlesey; Husband of Mrs D Underwood, of 23 Queen St, Whittlesey, later Spalding; husband of Mary Ann Winifred Underwood, Spalding, Lincs. Grave reference Division D. Row 28. Grave 1.
1951
KILLED IN KOREA
GREENWOOD
Wilfred Cyril
Driver T/22533186, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in Korea 26 May 1951 Born 7 April 1927. Son of Mrs D Greenwood, 31 Coronation Avenue, Whittlesey. Married. Served in Second World War and volunteered for Korea. Posted abroad February 1951. His brother T W Greenwood is also listed on the memorial. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Korea. Plot 17. Row 11. Grave 811.
Also listed for this parish in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance:
ASHWORTH
Thomas
Private 5827895, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of dysentery 23 July 1943. Aged 25, Prisoner of War. Son of Tom and Eliza Ashworth, of 152 March Road, Coates. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. See also Coates, Eastrea and Turves.
COULSON
Albert
Private 5891231, Northamptonshire Regiment, attached 3 Commando, died 7 June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Mary Coulson, of Wype Road, Eastrea; husband of Nellie May Coulson, of High Wycombe, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France. See also Coates, Eastrea and Turves.
READ
John
Gunner 1749526, 12 Bty 6 HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 8 November 1942, Prisoner of War. Aged 35. Son of Mr and Mrs James Read; husband of Rose Ellen Read. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore. See also Coates, Eastrea and Turves.
TINKLER
Kenneth Roy
Fusilier, 14566682, 4/5 Royal Scots Fusiliers. 18 January 1945. Aged 20. Son of Charles and Annie Mary Tinkler, of Whittlesey. Sittard War Cemetery, Netherlands. See also Coates, Eastrea and Turves.
WHEATLEY
Herbert
possibly WO 3rd Class, 555142, 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. 22-5-41. Aged 26. Son of George Ernest and Nancy Wheatley; husband of Lelia Wheatley, Pocklington, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on Athens Memorial, Greece. See also Coates, Eastrea and Turves.

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