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

The memorial stands in the churchyard of St Margaret's Church looking down onto the road. The memorial takes the form of a Celtic cross set on a tapering plinth and square base with the dedication on the 6 o'clock face in black lettering. There are 14 names listed for World War 1.The World War 2 names as well as being on the exterior memorial are also listed on a board with metal lettering placed on the south window ledge within the church; the same three names appear on both memorials.

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THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918


Charles Culham

Private 14998, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd November 1915 in France. Age 28. Born Great Gransden, enlisted and resident Abbotsley. Son of Mr T. C. and Mrs Eleanor Aldridge, of Abbotsby, St Neots, Hunts. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave I. DA. 1.



Private 3/8116, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th June 1915 in France. Age 40. Born and resident Abbotsley, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Samuel and Laura Cade, of Abbotsley, St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33



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© Martyn Smith 2002
Private 20769, 1/5th Battalion-Territorial, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th August 1916 in France. Age 19. Born Abbotsley, enlisted Huntingdon, resident St. Neots. Son of Martha Childerley, of Abbotsley, St. Neots, Hunts, and the late Josiah Childerley. Formerly 1453, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B. Also commemorated on his father's tombstone in Abbostley Churchyard.


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Possibly G E DINEEN, Rifleman 3424, 6th Bn., London Regt (City of London Rifles) who died on Friday, 5th November 1915. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. 1. 6.

From Huntingdonshire Heroes of the First World War by John Bell ISBN 0 946965 21 8. Letters to Mrs Dineen George's mother from Chaplain A.E. Wilkinson.

6th. London Rifles

Dear Mrs Dineen,

I am writing to tell you of the death of your son, Rifleman G.E. Dineen, who was a member of our battalion, and to express my most sincere sympathy with you in your great loss.

Your son was hit by a shell in the trenches on November 5th and was killed instantly. He can have suffered no pain.

I myself buried him on the same evening in a graveyard near the trenches. We will carefully mark the spot and have already erected a wooden cross.

Your son was a brave man and died doing his duty and I am sure that you will be poroud of him, as we are.

I know how hard it is to say anything, which can give any real comfort at such a time of sorrow, but I hope you will accept my most sincere sympathy.

Believe me to be
Yours faithfully,

A.E. Wilkinson



Private 33760, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th April 1918 in France. Born and resident Abbotsley, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29


Albert Edward

Private 30223, 15th battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918 in France. Born and resident Abbotsley, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 1160 Hunts. Cyclist Battalion. Buried in VILLERS HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, Nord, France. Grave VI. B. 25.



Sapper 524547, 228th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 23rd / 24th July 1917 in Flanders. Age 31. Born Abbotsley, enlisted Luton, Beds. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Page; husband of Fanny Elizabeth Page, of New St., St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XVI. C. 21A.


[Charles] Wilfred

[SDGW and CWGC list him as SWEPSON] Lance Corporal 17079, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916 in France. Born Great Paxton, resident and enlisted Abbotsley. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.



Private 477876, Royal Canadian Regiment who died on Monday, 18th December 1916. Age 21. Son of Joseph and Alice Staughton, of Waresley. Buried in TORONTO (PROSPECT) CEMETERY, Ontario, Canada. Section 17. Grave 3885.



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L/Cpl 4781, 61st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 29th October 1918 in France. Age 19. Born Abbotsley, enlisted St. Neots. Formerly 22648, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in CRUCIFIX CEMETERY, VENDEGIES-SUR-ECAILLON, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 12.


Charles Edward

Private G/71544, 29th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died at home 22nd February 1917. Age 19. Born Abbotsley, enlisted St Neots. Son of Edward and Sarah Jane Wignall, of Abbotsley. Formerly 22684, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in HARWICH CEMETERY, Essex. New portion. Grave 2010.



Lance Corporal, 5797, 2nd/4th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd December 1916. Age 34. Born Abbotsley, enlisted Abingdon, Berks, resident Warminster, Wilts. Son of Philip and Lydia Wright, of Abbotsley. Buried in GRANDCOURT ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Row D. Grave 13.



Peter Frederick

Flight Lieutenant, 120438, 83 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on 11th April 1944. Age 22. Son of Albert Richard and Eva Alexandra Denny, of Durrington Hill, Worthing, Sussex. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 6. Row B. Grave 8.


Arthur George

Fusilier, 14547004, 1st Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.) who died on Thursday, 30th March 1944. Age 20. Son of George Thomas Harper and Winifred Amelia Harper, of Abbotsley. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 45.



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Not on memorial but locally connected
WIGNALL Albert Edward
Gunner 1516921, 85 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Shot in Singapore and died in Changi Hospital in 7 July 1942. Aged 23. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 9. Row D. Grave 13.

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