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HEYDON (Essex) WAR MEMORIAL - Roll of Honour

World War 1 and 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson


Heydon is, after 1974, in Cambridgeshire but prior to then was in Essex.
The war memorial is inside the parish church of the Holy Trinity.

Photograph Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000


Frank Henry BARNES

Lance Corporal 16781, 1st. Battalion The Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds in base hospital at Boulogne 9th. June 1915. aged 22. Son of Benjamin & Mary Ann Barnes of Heydon. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. F.102

Benjamin BARNES

Lance Corporal 16868, 11th. Battalion The Essex Regiment. 6th. Division. Killed in action at Loos 26th. September 1915, aged 26. Son of Benjamin & Mary Ann Barnes of Heydon. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19


Private. 21285 2nd. Battalion The Royal West Surrey Regiment. 7th. Division. Died on the 2nd. May 1917, aged 22. Son of John & Fanny Negus of Heydon. Brother of Edward John Negus. Buried Heydon (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

Walter Joseph NEGUS

Private. G.18071 7th. Battalion The Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th.Division. Wounded at Ypres and died in military hospital at Poperinghe, 13th.October 1917, aged 27. Son of Luke & Mary Elizabeth Negus of 8, Corona Road, Cambridge. Born in Cambridge and enlisted in Eley (Ely). Formerly with the Suffolk Yeomanry. Buried Meninghem Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. B.18


Private 203952, 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 30th December 1917. Burn Heydon, enlisted Chestunt, resident Waltham Cross. Buried in FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VIII Row E Grave 4


Private 59344, 6th Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Vend`huille 29th September 1918. Born in Melbourn. Enlisted in Cambridge. Buried in Unicorn Cemetery, Vend`huile. Grave F.212

Edward John NEGUS

Private. G.22627 The East Kent Regiment. Died at home on 20th. April 1919, aged 20. Son of John & Fanny Negus of Heydon. Brother of Frank Negus. Buried Heydon (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

ALSO IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945

John Alan Douglas GREEN

Pte. 6th Bt. Royal Norfolk Reg., d 28/5/1943, age 24, buried: KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Green, of Heydon, Hertfordshire.

Douglas William OYSTON

Gunner, 5933795, 558 Battalion 92nd. Searchlight Regt. Royal Artillery. Died at home on the 14th. July 1942, aged 20. Son of Frederick & Jessie Emily Oyston of Heydon. Buried Heydon(Holy Trinity)Churchyard.

Edward Lionel WRIGHT

Gnr. 46 (5th Bt. Lincolnshire Reg.), d 7/8/1944, age 22, buried: HEYDON (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Bernard John and Elizabeth Wright of Heydon.

4 June 2003

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