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PETERBOROUGH DISTRICT POST OFFICE STAFF WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2020

The memorial to the Peterborough Post Office Staff that fell in World War 1 is now in the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough. It takes the form of a rectangular, white marble, tablet with rounded corners and black-painted engraved lettering with the names of the fallen inscribed in two columns. It was unveiled 21 November 1920 by the Mayor of Peterborough. There are 20 names listed.

Photograph Copyright © Susan Broccoli 2013

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED
BY THEIR COMRADES TO THE
MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE
PETERBOROUGH & DISTRICT
POST OFFICE STAFF
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

BARRICK John
The London Gazette, 4 November 1913, page 7869, lists him as a Postman (Peterborough). probably John BARRICK, Sergeant 7160, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1915. Aged 30. Born All Saints, Northampton, enlisted Wellingborough, Northants. Son of John and Sarah Ann Barrick, of Swineshead, Hunts.; husband of Florence Elizabeth Barrick, of 5, Bedale Rd., Wellingborough. Served six years in India with 1st Bn. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.
BINGHAM Frank Oldfield
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Died of wounds 14 September 1918. Aged 22. Son of Elizabeth Annie Bingham, of 21, Delph, Whittlesey, Cambs., and the late William James Bingham. Volunteered at commencement of War. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Officers, Plot C. Row 7. Grave 2. See also Whittlesey
BIRD Alfred
Private 514684, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 24 November 1917. Aged 31. Born Whittlesea, resident and enlisted Peterborough. Baptised 10 August 1888 in Peterborough, son of John Thomas and Eliza Bird. Son of the late John Thomas and Elizabeth Bird; husband of the late Nellie (nee Gipson) Bird, married April to June Quarter 1910 in Peterborough. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, son of John Thomas and Eliza bird, resident Albert Place, Peterborough. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Whittlesey, Cambrdgeshire, a Post Office Telegraph Messenger, son of John T and Eliza Bird, resident 20, Crawthorne Road, Peterborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, a Letter Carrier Postman, married to Nellie, resident 20 Crawthorne Road, Peterborough. No known grave. CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 11 and 12.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

BIRD Alfred of 20 Crawthorn-road Peterborough private 1/14 London Scottish regiment died 24 November I 917 in France Probate Peterborough 9 November to Edward Cox tailor and outfitter. Effects £234 14s. 7d.

ELLIS T P
No further information currently available
FENBY Tom

Sapper 137088, Postal Section, Royal Engineers. Died at sea 21 February 1917. Aged 37. Born Great Driffield, Yorks., resident Peterborough, Northants, enlisted London. Son of Mrs. S. Simpson, of 102, Quay Rd., Bridlington, Yorks; husband of the late Hannah (nee Barclay) Fenby, married April to June Quarter 1903 in Sunderland registration District, Durham. in the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Driffield, Yorkshire, a Postman, husband of Hannah Fenby with stepchildren and natural children, resident 5, Frederick Terrace, Easington Lane, Hetton, Hetton Le Hole, Durham. The London Gazette, 7 October 1902, page 6351, lists him as a Postman (Fence Houses). The London Gazette, 5 August 1913, page 5588, lists him as a Postman (Peterborough). No known grave. Commemorated on MIKRA MEMORIAL, Greece.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

FENBY Tom of 302 Gladstone-street Peterborough sapper Royal Engineers died 21 February 1917 at sea on active service Administration Peterborough 27 November to Hannah Fenby widow. Effects £185.

GELL William Owen
Rifleman 03747, 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 7 October 1916. Resident Peterborough, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C and 9 D.
HIBBERT Bertie James
Sapper 43327, 114th Disivion Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 3 December 1917. Aged 20. Born Peterborough, Northants, enlisted Chatham, Kent. Son of Jack and Florence Edith Hibbert, of 28, Victoria Place, Old Fletton, Peterborough, Northants. A linesman, G.P.O. Worked in Post Office Engineers Department. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Peterborough, son Jack and Florence Hibbert, grandson of Alice Vlements, resident 24, Oundle Road (Victoria Place), Peterborough. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row A. Grave 8.
JACKSON C W
possibly Cecil Walter JACKSON, Private 393, 1st Huntingdon (Cyclist) Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died on service in United Kingdom 28 August 1915. Aged 18. Born and resident Stilton, Hunts, enlisted Yaxley, Northants. Son of Thomas and Jane Jackson, of High St., Stilton. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Stilton, Hunts, at school, son f Thomas and Jane Jackson, resident Stilton, Peterborough, Huntingdonshire. Buried in South-West part of STILTON CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire.
JAKES Arthur
Lance Corporal 16173, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7 March 1917. Born Castor, Northants, enlisted Peterborough, Northants. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Castor, son of John and Hannah Jakes, resident Peterborough Road, Splash Lane, Castor, Peterborough. In them 1911 census he was aged 16, born Castor, Northamptonshire, a Domestic Gardener, son of John and Hanna Jakes, resident Castor, Peterborough. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 39.
MAWER Alfred
Private 33224, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1917. Aged 38. Born Revesby, Lincoln, resident Peterborough, enlisted Northampton. Son of Solomon Mawer, late of Revesby, Boston, Lincs., and the late Margaret Mawer; husband of Amy Florence Mawer, of 112, Dickens St., Peterborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, born Romesley, Lincolnshire, a Postman, married to Amy Florence mawer, resident 67, Eastfield Road, Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
PEARSON Ernest
Private 235265, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 March 1918. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Peterborough, Northants, resident Old Fletton, Nortants. Husband of May Shipp (formerly Pearson), of 29, Fellowes Rd., Old Fletton, Peterborough. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Peterborough, son of John R and Elizabeth Pearson, resident Ferndale Villas, Harris Street, Peterborough. In the 1901 census he was age 16, born Peterborough, a Postman, son of Ralph and Elizabeth Pearson, resident 1, Rock Road, Peterborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Peterborough, a Postman - G.P.O., son of John Ralph and Elizabeth Pearson, resident Belle Vill, Green Lane, Peterborough. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 12.
REIGATE Arthur

Pioneer 210807, 32nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 3 December 1917. Aged 33. Born Croydon, Surrey, enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Baptised 9 September 1883 in Shirley, St John the Evangelist, Surrey, son of Joseph and Sarah Elizabeth Reigate, resident Stroud Green, Surrey. Husband of Mrs. Charlotte (nee Key) Reigate, of 25, Buckle St., Peterborough, married January to March Quarter 1909 in Croydon Registration District, Surrey. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Croydon, Surrey, a scholar, son of Joseph and Sarah E Reigate, resident Stroud Green Road, Croydon, Surrey. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, a Postman, son of Joseph and Sarah E Reigate, resident 7, Stroud Green Road, Shirley, Croydon, Surrey. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Shirley, Surrey, a Postman, married to Charlotte, resident 31, Bredon Road, Croydon, Surrey. Listed in The London Gazette, 30 March 1900, page 2139, as Temporary Assistant Postman (Croydon). Listed in The London Gazette, 10 September 1901, page 2139, as Postman (Croydon). Listed in The London Gazette, 5 June 1914, page 4466, as Male Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist (Postal), Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 1 and 2.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

REIGATE Arthur of 25 Buckle-street Peterborough died 3 December 1917 in action in France Probate Peterborough February to Charlotte Reigate widow. Effects £296.

ROWLETT Albert Edward
Private 43216, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment formerly 26589, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 June 1918. Aged 23. Born Farcet, Hunts, enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rowlett, of No. 2, Cottage, Fitzwilliam Rd., Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Farcet, Huntingdonshire, son of Edward and Susannah Rowlett, resident 1, The Curve, Farcet, Peterborough, Huntingdonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Farcet, Huntingdonshire, Assisting in family Business, son of Edward and Susannah Rowlett, resident Farcet, Peterborough, Huntingdonshire. Buried in FARCET CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire. Grave 87.
SAVAGE George Edward
Private 26111, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service in United Kingdom 15 March 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Glatton, Hunts, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Firman and Catherine Savage, of Glatton. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Glatton, Huntingdonshire, son of Firman and Catherine S Savage, resident Post Office, Glanton, Glatton, Peterborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Glatton, Hunts, a school boy, grandson of Elizabeth Savage, resident High Street, Somersham, Huntingdonshire. Buried West of the church in GLATTON (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD, Huntingdonshire.
SCOTNEY Thomas William
Private G/18867, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died on service as a German Prisoner of War 9 March 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Married Ethel Alice Ward in the January to March Quarter 1908 in Peterborough Registration District. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Peterborough, a scholar, son of William H and Ann Scotney, resident Penhryn Terrace, Princess Street, Peterborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Peterborough, a Stone Mason, married to Ethel Alice Scotney with one daughter and one son, resident 26, Pipe Lane, Peterborough. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XIII. Row F. Grave 3.
SMITH John William
Private 27511, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 May 1918. Aged 27. Born Newborough, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Son of John William and Betsy Smith, of Newborough; husband of Hettie Smith, of Thorney Rd., Newborough, Peterborough. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Newborough, son of John William and Betsey Smith, resident Drain Road, Newborough, Peterborough. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Newborough, son of John Wm and Betsy Smith, resident Thorney Road, Newborough, Peterborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Newborough, a Farm Labourer, son of John William and Betsy Smith, resident Newborough, Peterborough. Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 1.
TAYLOR Charles William Victor
Gunner 146339, 112th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 2 August 1917. Aged 20. Born Ailesworth, enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Baptised 11 July 1897 in Castor, Northamptonshire. Son of Richard and Miriam Taylor, of Malting House, Ailesworth, Peterborough. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Ailsworth, son of Richard and Miriam Julia Taylor, resident Back Street, Ailsworth, Peterborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Ailsworth, Northants, a Telegraph Messenger, son of Richard and Miriam Julia Taylor, resident Back Lane, Ailsworth, Peterborough. In the London Gazette, 4 November 1913, page 7695, he is listed as a Temporary Assistant Postman. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost, commemorated on Menin Road North Memorial. Panel 1.
TRELIVING Tom
Private 8030, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 November 1914. Aged 27. Born Kensington, Middx., resident Willesden, Middx., enlisted Peterborough. Son of Frederick and Emma Treliving, of 16, Hubbards Passage, Peterborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born London, Middlesex, an Outdoor Postman, single, brother of Frderick William Treliving, resident 64, Alma Road, Millfield, Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
WILCOX Fred
Private 17010, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 July 1916. Born and enlisted Peterborough, Northants. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Peterborough, a Civil Service Postman, married to Florence Wilcox with one daughter, resident 83, Russell Street, Peterborough. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 35.
WILKINS William George
Private 32402, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment formerly 3510, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 27 February 1917. Aged 31.Born and enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Son of Jack and Louisa Wilkins; husband of Rose Wilkins, of Marholm Gates, Werrington, Peterborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Peterborough St. Mary's, a Postman, son of John and Louisa Wilkins, resident 54, Star Road, Peterborough. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 16.

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