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ELLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme

The war memorial is a plain obelisk located just inside the church grounds. It contains ten names for World War 1 only and was paid for by public subscription. It was unveiled and dedicated in 1920. In addition there is a full roll of honour inside the church.

Photographs Copyright © Phil Curme 2000

ERECTED
IN HONOUR OF

ASHBY

Percival

Acting Bombardier 6052, 'B' Bty., Royal Canadian Horse Artillery date of death: 9th June 1917 Age 29. Born 1st February 1888 in Ellington. Son of Charles & Hannah Ashby, High Street, Ellington, Huntingdon, England. Tailor by trade. Unmarried. Passed fit 29th August 1914 and enlisted 19th September 1914 at Valcartier, British Columbia, Canada. Height 5 feet 10 inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion swarthy, eyes hazel, hair dark brown; religion Baptist or Congregationalist. Buried: Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, Aisne, France. National Archives of Canada Accessions Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 262 - 44

COLES

Percy George

8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Pte 25439. Born Great Gidding. Enlisted Bedford. Resident Ellington. Killed in action 10/2/1917. Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. V.D.42.

DEIGHTON

Herbert

"D" Company, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Pte 22833. Born Ellington. Enlisted Bedford. Resident Ellington. Killed in action 13/5/1917. Aged 21. Son of Sarah Ann Deighton, of Chapel Row, Ellington, Hunts, and the late Joseph Deighton. Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. I.P.2.

GRIMLEY

Rupert Edwin Penfold

Private 313035, 14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish) attached 1st/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 31 July 1918. Aged 18. Born 3 August 1899 in Ellington, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of the Rev. Arthur Lee Grimley and Mrs. Amy Matilda Grimley, of Ellington Vicarage, Huntingdon. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Ellington, Huntngdonshire, son of Arthur Lee and M E B Grimley, resident Vicarage, Ellington, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire. Admitted to King Edward VI Grammar School, Bury St Edmunds 1911, son of The Revd A L Grimley, of Ellington Vicarage, Huntingdon, left 1916, previously educated at St Faith's School, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Ellington, Huntngdonshire, a student, son of Arthur Lee and Amy Matilda Grimley, resident The Vicarage, Ellington, Huntingdonshire. While with London Regiment previously wounded in the left thigh by shell, admitted to 4th Stationary Hospital, discharged 20 June 1916. Buried at TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 17. See also Cambridge, St Faith's School.
LEETE

Fredererick Maurice

1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Pte 11437. Born Ellington, Hunts. Enlisted London. Resident Peterborough. Killed in action 15/5/1915. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30.

LEETE

George Thomas

"who died in Cologne while serving with the army of occupation". Pte 42581. 1st/5th Battalion., South Staffordshire Regiment. Aged 32. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Leete of Ellington, Hunts. Husband of Sybil Leete of North Luffenham, Stamford. Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. 111.D.15.

LINE

Arthur Samuel

1/6th Battalion Sherwwod Forresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Pte 97948. Killed in action 8/5/1918. Fouquires Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France. 1.81.

SEE

Arthur James

1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Pte 43448. Died 14/4/1917. Aged 25. Son of James and Emily See of Globe Lane, Alconbury. Ellington (All Saints) Churchyard, Hunts. Near South wall of church.

SHARP

Arthur John William

Pte G/20678. Labour Corps - formerly 14th Battalion., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Son of Mrs C.E.Sharp of Church St, Ellington. Born Ellington. Resident Ellington. Enlisted Huntingdon. Died 26/10/1918. Salonika. Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece. 369.

WILDMAN

Arthur John William

2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Pte 10127. Born Ellington. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Ellington Thorpe. Killed in action 18/5/1915. Le Touret. Panels 9 & 10.

WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
THEY DIED
FOR LIBERTY AND HONOUR
ALSO
IN MEMORY OF

Name not yet transcribed

WHO DIED AT COLOGNE
WHILE SERVING WITH THE
ARMY OF OCCUPATION
PASS NOT THIS STONE IN SORROW
BUT IN PRIDE
AND MAY YOU LIVE AS NOBLY
AS THEY DIED

Last updated 22 May, 2020

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