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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Cliff Brown

Major & Mrs. Mallam, bought Barton House in 1913. However, unbeknown to them, they also took on a number of debts, and were declared bankrupt. After the Barton House School, Wisbech, was demolished this memorial was placed in St Peter & St Paul Church, Wisbech.

Dedicated by the old boys of the Barton School to the glory of God and in loving and honoured memory of the Bartonians who laid down their lives for justice and right in the Great War 1914-18.

Stanley Thomas
A/200553 Rifleman, 12th Btn King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 2-12-17, age 25. Son of Thomas Aubin, of 28 North Brink, Wisbech. Listed Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Also listed Wisbech.
William Lovewell
2nd Lt, 4th Btn Norfolk Regiment. Died 27-3-18, age 23. Son of George Lovewell Blake & Elizabeth Ellen Blake, of Great Yarmouth. Buried Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, Somme, France.
William (Shepherd)
325579 Sgt, 1/1st Btn Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 21. Son of Grace Shepherd Bodger & late Richard Bodger. Lived 21 High Street, Wisbech. Listed Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Also listed Wisbech.
Leonard William
2nd Lt, 2 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 6-7-17, age 32. Elder son of John & Emma Brooks, Church St, Peterborough. He owned bakery & corn business at Elm Bridge. Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, France. Also listed Elm & Emneth.
Lt, 46 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 19-9-18. Lived Harecroft Road, Wisbech. 46 Squadron based at Cappy, flying Sopwith Camels. Listed Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed Wisbech & Wisbech Grammar School.
2nd Lt, 3rd Btn Manchester Rgt, attached 18th Btn. Killed in action 16-10-17, age 32. Manager English Brothers basket factory. Listed Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Third son of Mr & Mrs Burgis, North Farm, Docking, Norfolk; husband of Mrs Burgis, 58 Lynn Road, Wisbech. Served on Western Front in 15th London (Civil Service Rifles) May 1916 to March 1917, & commissioned August 1917. Also listed Wisbech.
Jack Victor
14647 Pte, 7th Btn Northamptonshire Regiment. Missing, Killed in action 25-9-15. Son of Charles Wells Burks, The Firs, Eastfield, Peterborough. Employed by Fox & Vergette, auctioneers, Peterborough. Brother Percy, Killed in action 5-8-16, 48th AIF. Listed Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
2nd Lt, 1/23rd Btn London Regiment. Killed in action 22-8-18, age 25. Son of John & Elizabeth Chapman, of Wisbech; husband of Rose Mary Chapman. Lived 2 Barton Road, Wisbech. Buried Bray Vale British Cemetery, Somme, France. Also listed Wisbech.
J George
192387 L/Cpl, 69th Motor Airline Section, Royal Engineers. Drowned 20-12-17. Listed Chatby Memorial, Egypt. Also listed Terrington St Clement.
16568 Sgt, 7th Btn Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16. Awarded Military Medal. Listed Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed Wisbech and Wisbech St Augustines
No information currently.
Bernard (Charles)
1594 Trooper, Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Died in UK of spotted fever, 21-3-15, age 21. Son of Alfred & Gertrude Cockett, The Mount, Walsoken. Buried Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs. Also listed Walsoken.
2219 Pte, 5th Btn Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13-10-15, age 25. Listed Loos Memorial. Also listed Walsoken.
Lisle B D
643 Cpl,. 6th Btn Australian Imperial Force. Died 25-4-15, age 23. Son of Frederick George & Annie Elizabeth Colls, 16 Mount Parade, Harrogate. Native of Sand Hill, Saderskey, Ohio, USA. Listed Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey.
Stanley (Charles)
1882 Trooper, 1/1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Killed in action 4-12-15, age 17, Hill 60 area, Gallipoli. Listed Helles Memorial, Turkey. Also listed Wisbech. Son of Mr C W Dann, Wisbech. See also Wisbech St Augustines
Arthur Edward
570 Bdr, 1st Bde Australian Field Artillery. Died 14-11-16, age 28. Son of Edward Meadwell Dorman & Emila Jane Dorman. Native of Uppingham, Rutland. Buried Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
No information currently.
(Ernest Frederick) Eric
2312 Pte, Honourable Artillery Company. Died of wounds 20-4-15, age 23. Son of Frederick J Gardiner, Editor and proprietor of Wisbech Advertiser newspaper, & Amelia Gardiner, of Trevordale, Alexandra Rd, Wisbech. Attended Barton School & Mill Hill, London. An accountant in London & Paris. Originally buried Elzenwalle Chateau, but later moved to Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, Belgium. Also listed Wisbech.
(John) William
2777 Cpl, CCompany, 1/1st Btn Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 4-9-16. Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Halstead, Grassgate Farm, Walsoken. Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, France. Also listed Walsoken.
Nathaniel Charles
Lt, 10th Btn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 15-9-17, age 42. Son of Charles Hardwick, of Sutton, Surrey; husband of Julia G Hardwick, Mount Pleasant, Bodmin, Cornwall. Buried Ramscapelle Road Military Cemetery, Nieuwpoort, Belgium.
63526, Pte, 4th Btn North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8-5-19, age 21. Buried Sutton (St James) Churchyard, Lincs.
Charles William Fisher
[Listed as HOPKINS and service no 23519 on SDGW] 235119 Pte, 11th Btn Notts & Derby Rgt (Sherwood Foresters). Killed in action 5-10-18, age 27, at Guisancourt Farm. Buried Guizancourt Farm Cemetery, Gouy, Aisne, France. Also listed Wisbech and Wisbech St Augustines.
No information currently.
Sidney (Theophilus)
326331 Pte, 1/1st Btn Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29-8-18, age 21. Son of Ambrose Victor & Anna Sarah Lambert, of 1 Victoria Place, Wisbech. Buried Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Also listed Wisbech.
495446 Rifleman, 13th Btn London Rgt (Kensington Rifles). Died 16-2-18, age 22. Buried Wisbech Borough Cemetery, Cambs. Also listed Wisbech and Wisbech St Augustines.
Percy George
R194 Able Seaman, Drake Btn Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 23-4-17. Lived Elmville, Wisbech. Arras Memorial, France. Also listed Walsoken.
1679 Trooper, 1st Norfolk Yeomanry. Died jaundice 5-12-15. Son of Mr James Morton, The Hook. Ari Burnn Cemetery, Turkey. Also listed Wimblington.
Alexander Hugh
2nd Lt, 1/1st Btn Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-7-17, age 35, by sniper. Only son of Alexander Muirhead, Glenvarloch, Lyndenwood Rd, Cambridge. Educated Perse School, Cambridge, & Barton School, Wisbech. Joined Suffolk Yeomanry as a Trooper. Sgt, served in Gallipoli campaign, 1915. Commissioned 1916, 3/1st Btn Cambs Rgt & drafted to 1/1st Btn 27-5-17. Listed Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
William Sim
2nd Lt, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 25-9-16, age 26. Son of John & Flora Nevill, of Glasgow; husband of Janet McNeil Nevill, 3 Pangrove Terrace, Glasgow West. Buried Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France.
Leonard J
410375 Pte, 38th Btn (Eastern Ontario Rgt) Canadians. Killed in action 1-11-16, age 27. Only son of Mrs E F Parker & late Mr J T Parker, 101 Norfolk Street. Buried Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France. Also listed Wisbech.
Leslie (Southwell)
320066 Cpl, 12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Btn, Norfolk Regiment. Drowned at sea (HT Aragon) 30-12-17, age 23. Son of John Robert and Rose Ellen Parren, of Lindon House, South Brink, Wisbech. Listed Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt. Also listed Wisbech.
Harry Shelton
35523 Cpl, 109th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 2-10-15, age 29. Son of Thomas & Ellen Pick; husband of Gertrude Pick, of Rusthall, Tonbridge Wells. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
George William
Gnr, A Bty, 50th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21-3-18, age 19. Son of George R & M R Sanderson, of 54 St Chad's Rd, Derby. Born Holbeach, Lincs. Buried Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Ste Radegonde.
650 L/Cpl, C Company, 1st Btn Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 18-5-18. Lived Norfolk Street, Wisbech. Buried Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed Wisbech.
Herbert Selwyn
Captain, C Company, 5th Btn Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 13-10-15, age 29. Son of John Norton Scorer & Susan Scorer, of The Limes, Fletton Avenue, Peterborough. Listed Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Charles Foote
2nd Lt, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30-6-16, while acting as forward observation officer, age 28. Elder son of Mr & Mrs W H Snow, Westgate, Peterborough. Had served in German South-West Africa under Botha & re-enlisted on return to UK. Buried London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Belgium.
Robert Greenlow Openshaw
Lt, 4th Btn Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 28-4-18, age 21. Son of William Edwin & Anne Openshaw Relph Stanton, of Market Deeping, Lincs. Buried Market Deeping Cemetery, Lincs.
Albert Edward
2nd Lt, 11th (2nd Hull) Btn East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of paralysis 6-12-18, age 26. Son of George and Ellen Thorpe, of Wisbech. Husband of Dora Thorpe, 30 Milner Rd, Wisbech. Buried Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Also listed Wisbech.
Raymond William
320464 Sgt, 12th (Yeomanry) Btn Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-8-18, age 24. Formerly C Squadron, Norfolk Yeomanry. Son of Charles and Annie Tunnard, of 12 Market Place, Wisbech. Buried Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Also listed Wisbech.
19818 Pte, 1st Btn King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23-4-18, age 27. Son of Annie Walsham, of 6 Upper Hill Street, Wisbech, and the late Jesse Walsham. Listed Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed Wisbech.
No information currently.

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 26947. 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 6th September 1916. Born Sutton Bridge, Lincs, enlisted Chesterfield and resident Alfreton, Derbyshire. Commemorated MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. II.B.2. See also Sutton Bridge St Matthew W.M.

Extract from Spalding Guardian 22 September 1916, page 5:

Mrs. G. Bemrose, of Sutton Bridge, has received information that her youngest brother C.Q.M.S. A. Wilson, of the Sherwoods, was killed in action on the 7th inst., whilst fighting on the western front. He was a native of Sutton Bridge, and attended the Council Schools, and winning a scholarship. Finished his education at Barton Grammar School, Wisbech. At the time war broke out, he was employed as a clerk in the police charge office at Alfreton, but, like many others, thought his place was in the Army. During the time he has been in the Army he has earned the goodwill of his comrades and officers, and his Captain writes in praise of his ability and fearlessness in doing his duty. He was only 24 years of age. He married only eighteen months ago. Miss Reeve, of, Alfreton, and leaves the widow and one child, a babe of two months old.

[Details kindly supplied by Charles Anderson]

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