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FENSTANTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 and 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme & Cliff Brown

The memorial is located within the churchyard of St Peter and Paul Church, Church Lane Fenstanton. A white marble, tapering, obelisk replicating the shape and height of the church spire, on a stepped plinth, two steps and a base with the lettering in black. There are 19 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2. There are a further two brass plaques mounted on white marble on the wall within St Peter and Paul Church that commemorate the same men as the external memorial.

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To the glory of God and in memory of our glorious dead.
Their name liveth for evermore

1914 - 1918

ALLEN

Henry T

In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Fenstanton, son of Robert and Eliza Allen, resident Hilton Road, Fen Stanton, St Ives, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Fenstanton, unmarried, a Bricklayer, son of Eliza Allen, brother of James, Agnes and Matthew Allen, resident Church Street, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire. probably Henry T ALLEN, Private 3758, 1st/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 31 August 1915. Buried in 7TH FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Grave lost. Special memorial. Row B. Grave 48.

BOND

Alfred James

In the 1901 census he was aged 19, born Fenstanton, a Bootmaker, son of William J and Alice J Bond, resident High Street, Fenstanton, St Ives, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 29, born Fenstanton, a Bootmaker, married to Annie, resident High Street, Warboys, Huntingdonshire. *** No military records found to match ***

BOND

Jack R

Gunner 91984, "B" Battery, 70th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 1 August 1917. Aged 24. Son of William and Alice Bond, of Fenstanton, Hunts. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 14.

BOWERS

Richard

Private 17102, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1916. Aged 24. Born Elsworth, Cambs, residenty Fenstanton, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of John and Jane Bowers, of Fenstanton, St. Ives, Hunts. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 64.

BOWLES

Henry

Private 10871, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service in Uniteed Kingdom 20 April 1916. Aged 18. Born and resident Fenstanton, Hunts, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bowles, of 9, Cottage, Knapwell, Cambs. Buried in FELIXSTOWE NEW CEMETERY, Suffolk. Row J. Grave 9.

BULL

Charles Chapman

Private 27510, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 20 September 1917. Aged 33. Born Collington, Cambs (sic), resident Fenstanton, Hunts, enlisted Bedford. Son of Elizabeth Bull, of Barwell Rd., Fenstanton, St. Ives, Hunts. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50.

BYATT

Edward

Private 496458, 13th (County of London Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 2nd September 1918. Aged 18. Born St Ives, Hunts. Enlisted Whitehall. Resident St Ives, Hunt. Buried PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 49.

CLIFF

John Willie [J W]

Private 29465, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Wragby, Lincs, enlisted Hull. Formerly 118095, Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

COLE

Henry John

Private G/86147, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died at sea Sunday 30th December 1917. Born Hunstanton (Fenstanton), Huntingdon, enlisted Newmarket, Cambs, resident St Ives, Cornwall (probaly St Ives, Huntingdon). No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

COLE

Robert Norman

[Listed as Sergeant in Ferozepore Burial Records] Gunner 163508, 10th Armoured Battery, Machine Gun Corps (Motors) who died from pneumonia on Sunday, 5th January 1919. Aged 32. Buried 6th January 1919 in FEROZEPORE MILITARY CEMETERY, Bengal, India. Plot C. Grave 158.

JEFFS

Frank


Photograph Courtesy and Copyright © Arthur Jeffs 2000

Private 1847, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 29th July 1917. Born Hemingford Grey. Enlisted Bedford. Resident Fenstanton. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXIV. Row C. Grave 9.

 

KIDDLE

Robert

Sergeant 952, 1/7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted St Ives. Son of Edward and Eleanor O Kiddle of River View, St Ives. Formerly 44, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment (Territorial Force). No known grave. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 130 to 135.

MARTIN

H

Either Harry Martin, Private 17663, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Needingworth, Hunts, enlisted Chatteris. *** No CWGC recod can be found ***

or Harry Martin, Private G/10567, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 21st September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hilton, Hunts, enlisted St Ives, Hunts, resident Somersham, Hunts. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row D. Grave 15.

MASON

T

probably Thomas MASON, Private 307706, 1/8th (Territorial) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Huntngdon, resident St Ives. Formerly 1563 Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9A, 9B and 10B

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Edwin George

Corporal 307653, 1/8th (Territorial) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th November 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Fenstanton, Hunts, enlisted St. Ives, Hunts. Son of Samuel & Ellen M J Payne, Red Hill Cottages, Fenstanton. Brother of John James (below). In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Fenstanton, a Labourer working on farm, son of Sam and Ellen Maria Jane Page, resident Hall Green Lane, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire. Formerly 125, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 15.

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John James

Lance Corporal 307677, 1/8thTerritorial Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1917. Aged 25. Son of Samuel & Ellen M J Payne, Red Hill Cottages, Fenstanton. Brother of Edwin (above). Born Hemingford Grey, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Somersham, Hunts. Formerly 624, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row B. Grave 9.

SMITH

Alfred Robert

Private 682832, 22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 30th March 1918 in with E.E.F. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Fenstanton. Formerly 922, 1st Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried inDAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot F. Grave 52.

TASKER

William Robert

Private 242348, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 4th December 1917. Brother in Law of G.W. Enoch of 9 Upper Bath St, Cheltenham. Born Fenstanton, enlisted Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6

TEBBS

Tom Cecil

[TIBBS on the memorial] Private 20479, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted St Ives, Hunts, resident Fenstanton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2C

1939 - 1945

GALBALLY

 

Leslie Albert

Lance Corporal 7628531, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, killed in action Thursday, 7th September 1944. Aged 24. Born and resident Huntingdonshire. Son of Albert Edward & Ethel Rosina Galbally; husband of Eva May Galbally, Haffenden Quarter, Kent. Buried in GRADARA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row F. Grave 46.

KNIGHTS

Ronald William

Gunner 6897800, 7/4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action when the ship he was on, S.S. Grayburn, was sunk by U-boat U-651 Sunday, 29th June 1941. Aged 19. Born Wimbledon, London S.W., resident Holloway, London N 7. Son of Victor Thomas & Maud Mary Knights, Hemingford Grey. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 62, Column 3.

LANDER

Harold Fred

Gunner 14310827, 70 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a result of an accident in United Kingdom Friday, 27th August 1943. Aged 19. Born and resident Fenstanton. Son of Gladys Rose Lander, Fenstanton. Buried in FENSTANTON CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire. Grave 61.

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