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Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2002

There is no memorial within the village but there is one gravestone which has been subscribed to by the village.

RAY Arthur
Lance Corporal 5891279, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in Germany Thursday 5th April 1945. Age 21. Son of Arthur and Maud Ray, of Morborne, Huntingdonshire. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave 12. K. 2.
Not in graveyard but born in village
ROLLINGS Thomas Baker

Private 147081, 62nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 28th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born Morborne, enlisted New England, resident Peterborough. Son of Charles Rollings, of Gretton, Northamptonshire; husband of Sarah Frances Rollings, of 4, Harris St., Peterborough. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 4, Page 172 - ROLLINGS, Thomas Baker - Private, No 148071, 62nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps

Son of Charles Rollings, of Brookflield Lodge, Gretton,Kettering, co.Northampton, Farmer, by his wife Mary; Born Morbourne, near Peterborough, 8th March,1885; educated Morbourne and Gretton Board Schools; was a Dairyman; enlisted 1st June,1917, in the 4th Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following Oct; transferred to the 17th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers; was wounded at Cambrai 30th Nov,1917 and invalided to England; on recovery returned to France, being transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in Jan 1918; and was killed in action at Chaumzoy, south of Rheims, 28th,July following. Buried there. He married at the parish church, Holbeach co.Lincoln 28th Dec,1908, Sarah Frances(4 Harris Street, Peterborough) dau. of the late Matthew Steele, of Fleet, co.Lincoln, and had three sons; Thomas Edward born 6th Dec,1909; Roy Rpland, born 2nd Feb,1913 and Charles Raymond Russell born 20th March,1917.

9 February 2004
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