The Ramsey War Memorial, Cambridgeshire.

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The information in this section was kindly provided by Joan Whitwell, of Upwood, who has painstakingly researched the men of both world wars that are recorded on our local memorial.           'We shall remember them'

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W.W. I - Names on Ramsey War Memorial.

ACOMB,  John

Private – 21419

11th Bn. Durham Light Infantry.

a native of Cawood, near Selby, Yorkshire,  son of Lewis & Mary ACOMB of 16 Field Road, Ramsey, enlisted at Thornaby-on-Tees, and joined the Army at the outbreak of the War.  He had been in France since the previous July when he was killed in action on Wednesday, 10th November 1915, aged about 23 years, and his grave is in the Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers, Nord, France.

ALLEN,  Alfred

Private – 203388

1st/5th Bn. (Territorial) Royal Warwickshire Regt.

Born at Ramsey,  son of Robert & the late Emma (nee AMBROSE) ALLEN of 19 Field Terrace, Ramsey, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He was killed in action on Wednesday, 22nd August 1917, aged 21 years, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, which forms a boundary of the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

Formerly 849 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

ALLEN,  Edward

Private – 7665

1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

Born at Pondersbridge, eldest son of Read & Rose Emma (nee CLARK) ALLEN of Wistow Fen, and later of Parkfield, Doddington, Cambs, enlisted at Peterborough.  He was reported missing at Neuve Chapelle, France, and later presumed to have been killed in action on Sunday, 9th May 1915, aged about 28 years, and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, which is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  He left a widow Rose Hannah (nee SNEESBY) ALLEN and a young son, living at 77 The Avenue, Ramsey.    [Also on Somersham & Wistow memorials]

AMBROSE,  Alfred

Private – 5935

7th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

 

Born at Ramsey Fortyfoot Bridge,  he enlisted at Peterborough, was mobilised in August 1914 and entered the theatre of war in France on 23rd November of the same year.  After taking part in the Battles of Le Bassee & Ypres, he was wounded and invalided home.  On his recovery, he returned to France and was again in action at Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, Hill 60 & Festubert, where he was wounded again.  Again he was sent home to recover but then returned to France for the third time in September 1915, fought at Loos, the Somme, Arras & Cambrai.  He was killed in action when the Fifth Army was driven back across the former Somme battlefields, on Monday, 25th March 1918, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, which encloses the Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France.

ARCHER,  Jonathan Watts

Private – 40516

2nd/5th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers.

Born 22nd May 1890, the second son of  Martha & the late John ARCHER of Hern Road, Ramsey St. Marys, was killed in action on Saturday, 8th June 1918, aged 28 years, and was buried in the Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.   [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 26207 Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regt.

Formerly 44442 Manchester Regt.

AYRES,  Leonard Denton. See Leonard DENTON.

BARNES,  Archibald Southwell

Private – 13501

2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

son of George & Sarah Jane (nee SOUTHWELL) BARNES of Ramsey St. Marys, enlisted at Huntingdon on the day that War was declared, having previously worked with his father as a small-holder.  He was gassed and after he recovered returned to the Front, and was killed in action on Wednesday, 25th August 1915, aged 21 years.  His grave is in the Brown’s Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France.     [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

BASSETT,  Percy Nicholas

Private – G.12641

8th Bn. East Kent Regt.  (The Buffs)

Born at Ramsey, son of John Allen & Elizabeth (nee SCOTT) BASSETT of 6 Scotts Row, Newtown, Ramsey, died at the No. 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station from serious chest wounds on Sunday, 12th August 1917, aged about 20 years.  His grave is in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

BEDFORD,  Arthur Luke

Private – 20719

1st/5th Bn. (Territorial) Royal Warwickshire Regt.

Born 19th July 1894, third son of Luke & Sarah BEDFORD of Gore Common, Ramsey St. Marys, had been in France for only five weeks when he was killed in action.  He died while taking part in an attack to recapture one of the trenches on Wednesday, 23rd August 1916, aged 22 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.   [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 251 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

BEESLEY,  Edward George

Private – 23397

5th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born at Stamford, Lincs,  only son of Joseph & Eliza Ann (nee GUNTON) BEESLEY of 4 Palmers Yard, Great Whyte, Ramsey, enlisted at Bedford, was wounded twice in France, and again returned to the Front.  He was drowned in the sinking of the ARAGON on Sunday, 30th December 1917, aged 22 years, and is commemorated on the Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt.  The Hired Transport ARAGON was torpedoed while entering the harbour of Alexandria, the Master & 18 of the crew lost their lives, and the bodies of no fewer than 380 soldiers were not recovered.

BEHAGG,  John Lewis

Private – 27578

9th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born at Pondersbridge, son of George & Mary Ann BEHAGG of Wood Lane, Ramsey Fortyfoot, died suddenly at Eden Hall V.A.D. Hospital from acute pneumonia on Tuesday, 9th May 1916, aged 25 years, and was buried in the churchyard of the Holy Trinity Church, Mark Beech, Kent.

BELLAMY,  Claude Cecil

Sergeant – 15169

4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Ramsey, Born at Stafford, son of Walter & Annie BELLAMY, volunteered for service at the outbreak of the War, was promoted to Lance Corporal in December, corporal in February 1915, and went out to France in March.  By July 1915, he had been in hospital at the Boulogne Base, suffering from a severe attack of fever, from which he had recovered and was sent to convalesce at Sittingbourne, Kent.  He returned to the Front for a second time in July 1916, and was killed in action on Tuesday, 24 April 1917, aged about 23 years, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, which is located in the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.  He left a widow.   [Also on Pondersbridge memorial]

BERRIDGE,  Sidney Saunders

Private – 39292 serving in the 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt.  (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s)

son of Henry & Mary Elizabeth (nee INGRAM) BERRIDGE of 8 Little Whyte, Ramsey, was killed in action on Monday, 4th September 1916, aged about 18 years, and was buried in the Hebuterne Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.   Formerly 136 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

BISHOP,  John Thomas

Private – 20605

6th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Ramsey, Born at Upwood, the son of David & Maria BISHOP, was killed in action on Thursday, 4th May 1916, aged about 36 years, and was buried in the Bien-villers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  He left a widow Louisa Malinda BISHOP and a young family, sometime living at 18 Askew Row, Swavesey, Cambs.   [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Benwick (Cambs) memorial]

BOWYER,  Harold

Rifleman – 47467

11th Bn. King’s Royal Rifle Corps  (Queen Victoria’s Rifles).

Fourth son of Nun & Elizabeth BOWYER of 43 Field Terrace, Ramsey, died on Sunday, 9th February 1919, from an illness contracted while serving on the Western Front, aged 19 years.  He died while spending fourteen days leave at his parents home, and was buried in Ramsey Cemetery.

Formerly 395442 9th Bn. London Regt.

BREWIN,  John George

Private – 9878

1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

of Ramsey, Born at Spalding, he enlisted at Northampton and entered the theatre of war on 12th November 1914.  He was killed in action on Sunday, 9th May 1915, and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.   [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

BRISTOW,  Marenza

Lance Corporal – 20766.  M.M.

2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born at Holme, son of John Thomas & Rose (nee CORNEY) BRISTOW, enlisted at Bedford.  He was killed in action on Thursday, 22nd August 1918, aged 24 years, and was buried in the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.  As well as his widow, Agnes Annie BRISTOW, he left two young children, living at Rays Drove, Lotting Fen, Ramsey Heights.  His brother, Pte. John George BRISTOW, joined the Army in 1916 and was wounded.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

BRITTIN,  Ernest George

Able Seaman/Signaller – R/4927 served in Hood Bn.  Royal Naval Division,  Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

son of Henry & Mary Ann BRITTIN of 7 Field Terrace, Ramsey, was dangerously wounded and died in a base hospital a few days later on Sunday 17th February 1918, aged 23 years.  His grave is in the Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, Franc

BULL,  Arthur Reginald

Driver/Private – 123756

60th Howitzer Battery, Royal Field Artillery.

Born at Banbury, Northants, eldest son of the Revd. Henry BULL (Pastor of the Salem Chapel) and Winifred Kate BULL of The Chestnuts, Bury Road, Ramsey, enlisted at Biggleswade.  He died of dysentry in the No. 2 British General Hospital, Amara (Mesopotamia), on Monday, 7th May 1917, aged 20 years and was buried in the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.  Previous to joining the Army, he had been a clerk for the G.N.R.

BULL,  Walter J.

Private – 30986

Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line  (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps),  Bedfordshire Yeomanry.

son of James & the late Elizabeth (nee CROUCH) BULL of Midfetter, Ramsey Mereside, was killed in action after two years service, on the night of Monday, 26th March 1917, aged about 27 years, and was buried in the Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.  He died on the way to the dressing station after being badly wounded, especially in the legs, by a shell.

BURGESS,  John

Private – 60026.  M.M.

26th Bn. Royal Fusiliers (City of London.

Born at Waybridge, Alconbury,  youngest son of Thomas & Hannah BURGESS of Ramsey Fortfoot, received the Military Medal on 17th June 1917 for bravery on the battlefield.  Having almost reached Bologne on his way home for a well earned rest, he was recalled to the Front and, almost in his first engagement, was seriously wounded.  He died of wounds at a base hospital in France on Monday, 1st April 1918, aged 29 years, and was buried in the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France.   [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

Formerly 6253 Bedfordshire Regt.   Formerly 269114 Hertfordshire Regt.

BURTON,  Ernest Alfred

Trooper – 1502

Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (including Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps), 1/1st Bn. Norfolk Yeomanry.

 

Born 16th December 1893 at Whittlesey, youngest son of William & Amy (nee ROSE) BURTON of Mere House, Ramsey Fortyfoot, and later of 35 Princes Gardens, Peterborough, was educated at March Grammar School.  After leaving school he joined Barclays Bank at Whittlesey and later at Wisbech.  At the outbreak of the War he enlisted at Wisbech and was sent to the Dardenelles in September 1914.  He died on the morning of Sunday, 5th December 1915, aged 21 years, and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, which stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey.  He was killed as he was sorting signalling stores, and a shell burst on the ridge behind him.  The shrapnel came through the ‘waterproof’ that was serving as a roof, hitting him in the back of the head and he died twenty minutes later.  The same shell that killed him, killed another man and wounded others, and a man from Wisbech was killed by a stray bullet while attending the funeral of Trooper BURTON.      [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot & March Grammar School memorials]

BURTON,  George

Private – 43028

6th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

of Great Whyte, Ramsey, Born on 24th December 1887 at Wistow,  son of George W. & Elizabeth BURTON, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He entered the theatre of war in France on 30th August 1915, and was killed in action on Wednesday, 14th March 1917, aged 31 years, and his grave is in the Adanac (name formed by reversing ‘Canada’) Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France.  He left a widow Alice BURTON and three sons.

Formerly 19439 Bedfordshire Regt.

BURTON,  Nelson Charles

Private – 39221

9th Bn. Norfolk Regt.

 

Born at Whittlesey,  the fifth son of William & Amy (nee ROSE) BURTON of Mere House, Ramsey Fortyfoot, was educated at March Grammar School.  He joined the Army in July 1918, and had been in France for only three weeks when he was wounded and admitted to No. 47 Casualty Clearing Station at Vermant with a wound to the left foot and also the right leg, which was so very badly smashed that it had to be amputated.  He died two days later at 1a.m. on Friday, 25th October 1918, aged 26 years, and was buried in the Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, Aisne, France.  This was the second son of Mr. & Mrs. BURTON who had been killed in the war, and two more sons were still serving.  [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot & March Grammar School memorials]

BUTLER,  George Henry (Harry)

            Royal Fusiliers.

 

eldest son of George & Martha BUTLER of Middlemoor, Ramsey St. Marys, joined the Royal Fusiliers under the Derby Scheme in August 1916.  He was sent to France, but about four months later was back in England again, suffering from shell shock and concussion, and was being moved to a base hospital when the ambulance was struck by an enemy shell and completely wrecked, and he was then taken to a hospital in Manchester, where he remained in an unconscious condition for ten days.  On his recovery, he returned home, and was discharged from the Army in March 1918.  Prior to joining the Army, he was employed as a clerk by Messrs. Serjeant & Son (Solicitors) of Ramsey.  After his discharge, he was a member of the Hunts. War Pensions Committee, and also a prominent member of the local branch of The Discharged Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Federation.  He died at his home in St. Marys Road, Ramsey, on Tuesday, 21st June 1921, aged 29 years, and was buried in Ramsey Cemetery, leaving a widow Martha Elizabeth (nee TAYLOR) BUTLER, who he married at Ramsey Church on 9th June 1915,  and one young child.

CANHAM, Bertram Clifford

            Machine Gun Corps

 

Born 19th November 1895, 2nd son of Joseph & Mary CANHAM of The Chestnuts, Ramsey Mereside, joined the Bedfordshire Yeomany at the beginning of the War.  Being transferred to the M.G.C., he served throughout the whole campaign on the Western Front in France and saw a great deal of fighting, and was gassed twice.  This seriously affected the state of his health, and doubtless hastened his death.  He died on 17th November 1926, aged 30 years, and was buried in Ramsey Cemetery.  Besides the widow, Mrs. Marian (nee WRIGHT) CANHAM, who he married at Pondersbridge on 1st December 1924.

CARDER, Reginald John

Private – 36092

8th Service Bn. Gloucestershire Regt.

of Ramsey, Born at Dullingham, near Newmarket, Cambs, son of William John & Sarah Jane CARDER, enlisted at Bedford.  He died on Wednesday, 12th June 1918, aged 19 years, and is commemorated on the Soissons (British) Memorial, Aisne, France.    [Not on Ramsey memorial]

 

CARTER,  George

Corporal – 22705

2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

 

son of John & Alice (nee MOORE) CARTER of 8 Field Road, Ramsey, joined up at the beginning of the War.  After some months, he was sent to a hospital in Birmingham suffering from pneumonia, where he lay for several weeks but recovering slightly, he was discharged from the Army and was sent home where he resumed his ordinary duties.  Improving in health, he enlisted again, and shortly afterwards was sent to France where he was soon “in the thick of it”.  Twelve months later a home leave was granted.  Returning again to France, he was soon in action, when volunteers were asked for to clear out a party of the enemy, who were causing trouble.  Cpl. CARTER readily answered the call, and with a Lewis gun, succeeded in driving out the enemy, killing 5 and putting the others to flight.  For this action he was granted a further leave and a sum of money.  He was killed in action on Saturday, 21st September 1918, aged about 24 years, and his grave is in the Unicorn Cemetery, Vend’Huile, Aisne, France.  He had two brothers serving with the Colours in France.

CHAMBERLAIN,  Douglas

2nd Lieutenant

Leicestershire Regt.

 

Born at Regents Park, London, grandson of Thomas & Alice CHAMBERLAIN of Ramsey, had spent most of his early years at Ramsey, and after attending Ramsey Grammar School he left to become a clerk with the Great Northern Railway.  Being ambitious, he went to Australia in 1911 and after a short time working on a farm, he started a motor business in Sydney.  At the outbreak of the War, he returned to England, joined the Leicestershire Regt. and was quickly given a commission.  He was drafted to Egypt and later to Palestine, where he contracted dysentry and was invalided home in 1919 but never recovered.  He died at The Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Millbank, London, on Wednesday, 7th July 1920, aged 28 years, and was buried in Ramsey Cemetery.

CHAPMAN,  Ernest John

Guardsman/Private – 15468

2nd Bn. Grenadier Guards.

Born 20th August 1893, son of John & Annie CHAPMAN of 71 Great Whyte, Ramsey, died of wounds received in action on Tuesday, 17th November 1914, aged 21 years, and his grave is in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  He had been with the Grenadier Guards for three years.  This was the first reported death of a Ramsey man caused through the War.

CHAPMAN,  John Victor

Private – 17883

9th Bn. East Surrey Regt.

Born 24th September 1896 at Woodhurst, son of John William & Victoria Jane CHAPMAN of 72 Great Whyte, Ramsey, enlisted at Bury St. Edmunds.  He was killed in action on Saturday, 14th October 1916, aged 20 years, and his grave is in the Villers Station Cemetery, Viller-au-Bois, Pas de Calais, France.   [Also on Doddington (Cambs) memorial]

CLIFTON, Albert Ernest

Private – 43084

1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born at Tansor, Northamptonshire, son of Frederick & Rebecca CLIFTON of Toll House Farm, Ramsey Hollow, enlisted at Huntingdon on 14th May 1915.  He died of wounds on Tuesday, 5th September 1916, aged 21 years, and his grave is in the Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.

Formerly 1303 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

CORKISH, Henry Evan

Bombardier/Driver – 30061

‘C’ Bty.  92nd Brigade,  Royal Horse & Field Artillery.

son of Henry Evan & Margaret CORKISH, died on Sunday, 29th October 1916, aged 27 years and is buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France.  He left a widow Mary Jane CORKISH of 15 College Street, Ramsey, Isle of Man.   [Added to Ramsey memorial]

CORNEY, Arthur David

Private – 32861

1st Bn. Essex Regt.

Ramsey St. Marys, second son of Alfred Arthur & Sarah Ann (nee BARNES) CORNEY, and sometime of The Queen’s Head, Whittlesey, died of wounds in the New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, France, on Saturday, 31st March 1917, aged 25 years, and was buried in the St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 23606 Suffolk Regt.

CORNEY, Edward

Lance Corporal – 8951

20th Hussars.

Born at Peakirk, near Peterborough, son of Joseph & Sarah J. CORNEY of Ramsey St. Marys, enlisted at Bury St. Edmunds, and had been at the Front since the War started.  He was killed in action when the Fifth Army was being driven back across the former Somme battlefields, on Saturday, 23rd March 1918, aged about 25 years, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, which encloses the Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France.  Mr. & Mrs. CORNEY had another son L/Cpl. John T. CORNEY serving with the 11th Bn. Suffolk Regt.     [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

CORNEY, Leonard Alfred

Private – G.21042

3rd Bn. East Kent Regt. (The Buffs).

of Ramsey St. Marys, Born at Pondersbridge, son of Alfred Arthur & Sarah Ann CORNEY, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He died at the Castle Mount Hospital, Dover, on Sunday, 11th March 1917, aged 19 years, and was buried in Ramsey St. Marys Churchyard.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

CORNEY, Sydney

Private – 216331

27th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt.)

Son of Mary Ann (nee CORNEY) FULLER of New Fen, Ramsey St. Marys, and later of Lake Cottage, Ramsey Heights, emigrated to Canada but came back to England with the Canadian Regt. and went to France in March 1917.  He was killed in action after being struck by a shell as he and a comrade were attempting to rescue their wounded Platoon Sergeant on the morning of Tuesday, 21st August 1917, aged 27 years, and his name is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  The memorial, unveiled by Edward VIII in July 1936, is Canada’s most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and died during the First World War.  He left a widow, Ida Emily (nee PALMER) CORNEY, who he had married at Ramsey on 13th January 1909, and also two young children living at 39 Field Terrace, Ramsey.   [Also on Upwood memorial]

CROFT, Arthur

Private – 203253

4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

son of Thomas & Elizabeth (nee LILLEY) CROFT of Hern Road, Ramsey St. Marys, was killed in action on Tuesday, 30th October 1917, aged about 33 years, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, which forms the north-eastern boundary of the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.   [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial

CROUCH, George William

Private – 105577

8th Bn. Canadian Infantry  (Manitoba Regt.)

Born at Ramsey St. Marys, son of William & Sarah Ann (nee RATCLIFF) CROUCH of Underwoods, Pondersbridge, had emigrated to Canada and in December 1915 he enlisted at Regina, Saskatchewan, and came back to England with the Canadian regiment on the S.S. Olympic in May 1916  About five weeks later he was serving in France where he was killed in action on Tuesday, 26th September 1916, aged 22 years, and buried in the Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys & Pondersbridge memorials]

CUMBRIDGE, John Henry

Rifleman – S/5687

11th Bn. Rifle Brigade  (The Prince Consort’s Own)

youngest son of John & Eliza (nee WHITWELL) CUMBRIDGE of Ramsey Mereside, joined the Army in November 1914, and went to France the following July.  He was killed in action on Wednesday, 8th December 1915, aged 21 years, and his grave is in the Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France.  A shell had caused the dug-out he was in to collapse, and he was killed instantly by a falling beam.    [Added to Ramsey memorial;  also on Pondersbridge & Whittlesey memorials]

CUMBRIDGE, John William

Private – 15329

9th Bn. Suffolk Regt.

Born at Holme, son of William & Sarah Ann (nee BRADFORD) CUMBRIDGE of Decrease Drove, Pondersbridge, was killed in action, dying instantly when he was hit by a shell, on Saturday, 5th May 1917, aged 23 years.  His grave is in the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.      [Also on Pondersbridge memorial]

DARLOW, Arthur

Private – 13503

2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

son of Lizzie (nee EDDINGS) & the late Eben DARLOW of Factory Cottage, Bill Bank, Ramsey, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He died of wounds on Saturday, 19th June 1915, aged 18 years, and was interred in the Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

DARNELL, James

Private – G.13319

11th Bn. Royal West Surrey Regt. (The Queen’s).

Born at Chelsea, Middlesex, son of William & Janet DARNELL of 3 Rowells Yard, Great Whyte, Ramsey, who moved to Ramsey with his family in 1908.  He was killed in action on Saturday, 23rd March 1918, aged about 22 years, and his grave is in the Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

DAWKES, Francis Ernest

Private – 9664

2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Ramsey St. Marys, Born 6th July 1893 at Godmanchester, son of John George & Sarah Elizabeth DAWKES, enlisted at Bedford and entered the theatre of war in France in August 1914.  He had seen more than five years service, had been wounded at Mons, and was killed in action on Sunday, 30th July 1916, aged 21 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys & Great Stukeley memorials]

DAWK[E]S,George James Thomas

Private - 41409

1st Bn. Cambridgeshire Regt.

Born at Grafham, son of John George & Sarah Elizabeth DAWKES, of Ramsey St. Marys, enlisted at Bedford.  He died on Wednesday, 26th September 1917, aged about 28 years, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, which forms the north-eastern boundary of the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 203907 Bedfordshire Regt.

DAY, Ernest Charles

Private – 23701

7th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born at Ramsey, son of Henry & Martha Elizabeth (nee HAWKES) DAY of 1 Marriotts Yard, Great Whyte, Ramsey, enlisted at Bedford.  He died of wounds on Monday, 11th February 1918, aged 24 years, and was buried in the Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France.

DAY, George William Gray

Private – 19873

7th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born 20th July 1888 at Woodwalton, son of Henry & Martha Elizabeth DAY of 1 Marriotts Yard, Great Whyte, Ramsey, was killed in action on Thursday, 3rd May 1917, aged 28 years, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, in the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  Two sons of Mr. & Mrs. DAY died, and two more were serving their country – Cpl. Herbert John DAY in the Bedfordshire Regt. and Pte Harry Scott DAY in the Devonshire Regt.

DENTON, George William

Private – 291135

7th Bn. Gordon Highlanders.

Born at Werrington, Northants, son of William & Elizabeth DENTON of Ramsey.  He was killed in action on Tuesday, 26th March 1918, aged about 25 years, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

DENTON, Leonard

Private – 203266

4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

son of William Denton & Mary Ann (nee ARCHER) AYRES of Ramsey St. Marys, was officially reported to have been killed in action at Paschendale on Tuesday, 30th October 1917, aged about 23 years, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, which forms the north-eastern boundary of the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  He left a widow, Sarah DENTON.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]    [On war memorials as Leonard DENTON;  shown in Army records as Leonard Denton AYRES] 

Dyer Daniel

Private – G/21045

7th Bn. East Kent Regt. (The Buffs)

fourth son of Daniel & Martha (nee WHITSEY) DYER, of Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, was killed in action when the Fifth Army were being driven back across the former Somme battlefields.  He died on Thursday, 4th April 1918, aged 20 years, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, which encloses the Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France.     [Not on Ramsey memorial; on Pondersbridge & Whittlesey memorials]

EARL, Albert

Private – 989

28th Bn.  Australian Infantry Brigade,  Australian Imperial Force.

a native of Newmarket, Suffolk, the son of Thomas & Maria EARL of Greenhall, Ramsey, and later of 63 High Street, March, Cambs, emigrated to Australia in 1910 and joined the Army there soon after the War broke out.  He was killed in action in Gallipoli, dying instantly & painlessly when he was hit by shrapnel, on Wednesday, 22nd September 1915, aged 24 years, and is commemorated on the Special Memorial B.55, in the Chalik Dere burial ground (later the Embarkation Pier Cemetery), Turkey, about two miles from Anzac, close to where he was killed.    [Also on memorial inside the Church of St. Peter, March, Cambs]

EDGLEY, George (‘Samson’)

5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

of Ramsey, son of William Abraham & Minnie (nee WARNETT) EDGLEY, was seriously wounded and lost a leg in France in 1918, while serving with the Northants. Regt.  He died at Peterborough Infirmary, another war victim, in May 1928, aged 33 years, and was buried in Ramsey Cemetery, leaving a widow and a three year old child.  For the last two years of his life, he had been employed as a night watchman at the sugar beet factory at Peterborough.

EDWARDS, Cecil William

Private – 3141

53rd Bn. Australian Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force.

second son of William and Martha Laura (nee GREENWOOD) EDWARDS of Biggin Lane, Ramsey, had been farming in New South Wales, Australia, for eight years before joining the Australian regiment.  He was killed in action whilst serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France. on Sunday, 23rd September 1917, aged about 29 years, and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. 

ELMORE, Amos

Private – 290270

6th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born at Ramsey, son of William & Phoebe ELMORE, enlisted at Huntingdon on 4th June 1915.  He was killed in action on Tuesday, 2nd April 1918, aged about 37 years, and was buried in the Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne, Pas de Calais, France.  Besides the widow Lydia (nee BURGESS) ELMORE, he also left a five year old daughter Annie, living at Broadalls, Ramsey Fortyfoot.     [Not on Ramsey memorial; on Wistow memorial]

EMMINGTON, James Robert

Private – 42141

1st Bn. Essex Regt.

Born at Woodwalton, son of John & Ellen Elizabeth (nee CULLIP) EMMINGTON of Ramsey Mereside, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He was killed in action on Tuesday, 26th February 1918, aged about 19 years, and his grave is in the Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Formerly 106210 Hertfordshire Yeomanry.

EMMINGTON, John Robert

Private – 39428

1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt.  (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s)

Born at Ramsey St. Marys on 17th February 1896, the son of George William & Louisa (nee CUMBRIDGE) EMMINGTON of Uggmere Mill, Ramsey St. Marys, was killed in action on Sunday, 17th September 1916, aged 22 years, and his grave is in the Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 1061 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

FELLOWES, The Hon. Coulson Churchill

Captain

1st Bn. Life Guards.

 

son and heir of the 2nd Baron and Lady de RAMSEY (William Henry & Rosamond Jane FELLOWES) of Ramsey Abbey, was invalided home from France due to sickness caused through exposure in the trenches at the Battle of Ypres in Flanders, in November 1914. He died in a London hospital on Friday, 22nd October 1915, aged 32 years, and was buried in Ramsey Churchyard.  Choosing a military career, in 1913 he was aide-de-camp to the Governor of Madras, was a member of the Reserve of Officers, and gazetted Captain in the Life Guards in August 1914.  On 9th July 1906 he married Gwendoline Dorothy, eldest daughter of Mr. Harry Wyndham JEFFERSON of Stoke Hall, at St. Margarets Church, Westminster, and with whom he resided at Abbots Ripton Hall.  In 1914 he married the Hon. Lilah O'BRIEN, daughter of the 14th Baron INCHIQUIN.  By Captain FELLOWES’ death, his son Ailwyn Edward FELLOWES, Born in 1910, became heir to the Barony.  [Also a memorial window & a brass plaque in Ramsey Church; and on memorial in Abbots Ripton Church.]

FENSOME, Walter

Lance Corporal – S4/184822

62nd Divisional Supply Column, Royal Army Service Corps.

of Peterborough, Born at Offord Cluny, son of Henry & Louisa FENSOME of Field Terrace, Ramsey,  enlisted at Ramsey.  He died of pneumonia on Sunday, 8th April 1917, aged 32 years, and was buried in the Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France.  His widow Rose FENSOME was living at 211 Oundle Road, Woodstone, Peterborough, and their only child, also named Walter, died in June 1918, aged 14 months.  Before volunteering for the army he was a representative for the Prudential Assurance Co.   [Also on Offord Cluny memorial]

FEW, Horace Arthur

Corporal – 270087

1st/6th Bn. Manchester Regt.

of Ramsey, Born at Chatteris, Cambs, youngest son of David Leeden & Mary Elizabeth FEW of Fortyfeet Bank, Ramsey, was killed in action while attacking a German position on Sunday, 20th October 1918, aged 22 years, and was buried in the Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.  He had seen 17 months service in France, and died about a month after spending a short leave at home with his parents.    [Not on Ramsey memorial]

Formerly 202946 Norfolk Regt.

FEW, Stanley

Private – 27302

4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born at Ramsey on 5th November 1892, eldest son of William & Sarah Ann FEW of 62 Blenheim Road, Ramsey, enlisted at Ampthill, Beds.  After being wounded the previous August, he returned to the Front for the second time, and was killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917, aged 24 years, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  Another son of Mr. & Mrs. FEW was badly gassed and wounded whilst fighting for his country.

FOX, Percy Ernest Cecil

A/Corporal - 320315

15th Bn.  (Suffolk Yeomanry)  Suffolk Regt.

of Ramsey, Born at Ely, son of Sarah & the late Mr. E.G. FOX, and sometime of 64 Broad Street, Ely, Cambs, enlisted at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.  He was killed in action on Saturday, 8th December 1917,  aged 21 years,  and was buried in the Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

Formerly 2325 Suffolk Regt.

FULLER, Leonard

Private – 1170

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry  (Eastern Ontario Regt)

Born at Ramsey, son of Augusta Elizabeth (nee BATES) FULLER of Broom Lodge, Hemingford Grey, and the late Alfred FULLER of Ramsey.  He had emigrated to Montreal, Canada, but gave up a good job there to join the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry, and came to England with the first contingent.  After spending some weeks training on Salisbury Plain, he left for the Front in early December 1914.  He died of wounds on Monday, 8th March 1915, aged about 34 years, and was buried in the Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Name added to Ramsey memorial;  brass plaque inside Ramsey Church.]

FULLER, Thomas Andrew

Sergeant – 9114

1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regt.

Born 22nd June 1889, fifth child of Gilson & Sarah (nee BUTLER) FULLER of 1 Potts Yard, Newtown Road, Ramsey.  Having previously served with the King’s Royal Rifles for six years, he re-inlisted at Scunthorpe, Lincs., and went to the Front with the Lincolnshire Regt. in September 1914.  He was killed in action during the battle for the Chateau at Hooge, Belgium, which the Germans were using as their Headquarters, on Wednesday, 16th June 1915, aged 26 years, and is commemorated by name on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

GARDNER, Joseph K.

Private - 17479

6th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

Born at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, son of Edward & Sarah A. GARDNER, enlisted at Peterborough.  He died of wounds at the Dudley Road Military Hospital, Birmingham, on Monday, 15th April 1918, aged 38 years, and was buried in Alconbury churchyard.  Besides the widow, Maud GARDNER, he left a young son Malcolm Charles, aged 3 years. [Also on Alconbury memorial]

GARRATT, Leslie Thomas

2nd Lieutenant

32nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers.

Born 24th December 1886, son of Cornelius Horsford & Sarah Ann GARRATT, for many years one of Ramsey’s favourite bakers, of 112 Great Whyte, Ramsey, died of wounds on Monday, 3rd July 1916, and was interred in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

GILBERT, James

Private – 104290

117th Coy. Machine Gun Corps  (Infantry)

of Ramsey, Born at Chatteris, Cambs, son of John & Susan GILBERT, enlisted at Huntingdon on 9th November 1914.  He was killed in action on Monday, 19th November 1917, aged about 22 years, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Besides the widow Rose Annie (nee HODSON) GILBERT who he married at Ramsey on 18th February 1915, he also left a young son, living at Ramsey Hollow.

Formerly G.48481 Royal Fusiliers.

GOAKES, Albert

Lance Corporal – 268533

1st/7th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

of Newtown, Ramsey, son of Thomas & Alice (formerly KNIGHTON, nee MANTERFIELD) GOAKES, enlisted at Huntingdon on 16th November 1914.  After some months on the coast with the Hunts. Cyclists, he was transferred to the Royal Warwicks. and was sent to France.  He was later sent to Italy, where he had been for about a year when he died of influenza & pneumonia at the 24th Casualty Clearing Station on Tuesday, 29th October 1918, aged about 23 years, and was buried in the Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, in the Province of Vicenza, Italy.  Before joining the Army he played for Ramsey Town Football XI and was the proud possessor of four medals for league and competition football in the county.

Formerly 968 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

GODFREY, George William

Private – 19427

2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Ramsey, son of William & Sarah Ann (nee PACK) GODFREY, enlisted at Bedford.  He died of wounds in France on Sunday, 11th November 1917, aged 36 years, and was buried in the British Military Cemetery, Kemmel, Belgium.  Besides the widow Jane Ann GODFREY, he also left a young son Charles William, living at 6 Longlands Yard, Little Whyte, Ramsey.

GOWLER, Job

Private – S/244

1st Bn. East Kent Regt. (The Buffs).

 

Born 3rd July 1874, son of Fred & Naomi GOWLER, enlisted at Canterbury, Kent, and was killed in action on Monday, 7th June 1915, aged 40 years, and his grave is in the Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  He left a widow, Sarah Jane (nee WIMPRESS) GOWLER, who he married at Ramsey on 23rd July 1897.  This was the second Ramsey man reported to have been killed since the War began.  Pte. GOWLER had four brothers serving in the Army – Pte. Fred GOWLER in the Beds. Regt;  Pte. Sam GOWLER in the Northants. Regt, who had been severely wounded at the Battle of Mons but later returned to the Front;  Driver Jonah GOWLER in the R.F.A, who had been in France since the previous August; and Pte. William GOWLER with the Hunts. Cyclist Bn. at Filey.

GRAY, Reuben

Private – 23327

4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born at Woodwalton, youngest son of Reuben & Sarah (nee RICHARDSON) GRAY of Speed the Plough Public House, Woodwalton/Ramsey Heights, enlisted at Ampthill, Beds.  He was killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917, aged 32 years, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, which is located in the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys & Upwood memorials]

GREEN, George

Private – 18088

1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of March, Cambs,  Born at Godmanchester, enlisted at Peterborough.  He died of wounds on Wednesday, 25th September 1918, aged 45 years, and was buried in the cemetery at March, Cambs.

GREENWOOD, Frank

Private – 30312

14th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

of Ramsey, son of James & Sarah GREENWOOD, enlisted at Huntingdon on 5th November 1914.  He died of wounds on Monday, 20th May 1918, aged about 32 years, and his grave is in the Morbecque British Cemetery, Nord, France.  Besides the widow, Mrs. Edith GREENWOOD, he also left a son Horace Leslie, aged about ten years, living at 3 Trafalgar Square, Ramsey.  Mr. & Mrs. GREENWOOD had three other sons serving for their country – First Aircraftsman Jabez GREENWOOD in the Royal Naval Air Service, Driver Jack GREENWOOD in the Machine Gun Corps and Pte. Jim GREENWOOD in the Bedfordshire Regt.

Formerly 959 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

GREENWOOD, George Reginald

Acting Sergeant – 8941

2nd Bn. Suffolk Regt.

of Ramsey Heights, son of Richard Stratton & Mary Ann (nee BEDFORD) GREENWOOD, sometime of Stags Holt, March, Cambs, enlisted at Whittlesey.  He was killed in action on Friday, 18th August 1916, aged 21 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.    [Not on Ramsey memorial]

GREENWOOD, Harry

Private – 203249

‘C’ Coy. 3/5th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born 26th December 1893, fourth son of Mr. & Mrs. H. GREENWOOD of Ramsey, died at the Military Hospital at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Wednesday, 27th June 1917, aged 23 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.  Before joining the Army he was a farm labourer employed by Messrs. MAJOR Brothers of Ramsey.

GREENWOOD, Herbert

Private – 12477

5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

Born 4th January 1896, fifth and youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. H GREENWOOD of Ramsey, enlisted at Peterborough, and entered the theatre of war in France on 31st May 1915, where he served as a pioneer.  He was killed instantly by a sniper’s bullet at Sailly Labourse, France, on Friday, 25th February 1916, aged 20 years, and was buried in the Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

GREENWOOD, James Patrick

Private – 9829

1st Bn. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

Born 3rd September 1889, third son of Mr. & Mrs. H. GREENWOOD of Ramsey, enlisted at Derby, and entered the theatre of war in France on 15th January 1915.  He was killed in action on Saturday, 8th May 1915, aged 25 years, and with no known grave, is commemorated by name on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  The battalion were in the trenches at Friezenberg, when they were heavily shelled and after three massive German attacks, suffered very heavy casualties.   [Shown incorrectly on some army records as James Percival GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD, John

Private – 9894

1st Bn. King’s Liverpool Regt.

Born 1st November 1886, second son of Mr. & Mrs. H. GREENWOOD of Ramsey, enlisted at Warboys, and entered the theatre of war in France on 12th August 1914.  He was killed in action at the Battle of Richbrough, on Sunday, 16th May 1915, aged 28 years, and is commemorated by name on the Le Touret Memorial, which is located in Le Touret Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
[The last four men were the sons of Henry & Mary Ann (nee BRANNEN) GREENWOOD of 10 Field Road, Ramsey.  Their eldest and only remaining son William Henry GREENWOOD was granted exemption(s) from serving in the forces, on the grounds that, although he was married with two children by the time conscription for married men was introduced on 25th May 1916, it was considered that his parents had already suffered enough!]

HALL, Thomas William

Guardsman – 16179

2nd Bn. Grenadier Guards.

eldest son of Thomas William & Elizabeth HALL of High Road Side, Ramsey Mereside, enlisted at March, Cambs. on 19th December 1914.  He was killed in action on Wednesday,10th March 1915, aged 21 years, and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Le Touret Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

HAMMENT, James

Private – 23133

6th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

son of John & Mary Ann HAMMENT of Fortyfoot Bridge, Ramsey, enlisted at Bedford. He was killed in action on Wednesday, 20th March 1918, aged 31 years, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

HAMPTON, William Orr

2nd Lieutenant

3rd Bn. Norfolk Regt.

elder and only surviving son of the Revd. William Henry HAMPTON, the Vicar of Pondersbridge for 24 years, and Elizabeth HAMPTON, was educated at Ely, Cambs, and joined the Army on 6th August 1914.  He was killed in action in France on Saturday, 1st July 1916, aged 28 years, and his grave is in the Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuile, Somme, France.  He was a Special Reserve Officer attached to the 70th Bn. Machine Gun Corps.  [Also on Pondersbridge memorial]

HARDING, Charles Arthur

Private – 200948

1/5th Bn. Durham Light Infantry.

Born at Upton, Hunts, eldest son of Arthur & Sarah Elizabeth HARDING of High Street, Ramsey, enlisted at Oundle, Northants.  He was killed in action on Thursday, 11th April 1918, aged about 32 years, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, the Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.  Mr. & Mrs. HARDING had four more sons serving for their country.

Formerly 3527 Northamptonshire Regt.

HARLOCK, William George

Private – G/35039

11th Bn. Royal Fusiliers.

Born 21st September 1891, son of William & Mary Ann HARLOCK of the True Britton, Lotting Fen, Ramsey Heights, who had been wounded in France died at the Fort Pitt Hospital, Rochester, on Sunday, 22nd October 1916, aged 25 years, and was buried in  Ramsey St. Marys churchyard.  He married Ellen Mary CARTER at Woodwalton on 26 December 1910, and besides the widow he also left several young children living at Pickards Drove, Lotting Fen, Ramsey Heights.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

HARPER, Charles Golding

Private – 43111

1st Bedfordshire Regt.

son of Frederick & Maria (nee GOLDING) HARPER of Lotting Fen, Ramsey Heights, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He was killed in action on Tuesday, 5th September 1916, aged 26 years, and his grave is in the Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.   [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 1557 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

HARVEY, John William

Bombadier – L/37034

183rd Bde. Royal Field Artillery.

of Ramsey, Born at East Tuddenham, Norfolk, son of William & Emily Amelia HARVEY of Abbey Wood Yard, Ramsey, enlisted at London.  He was killed in action on Thursday, 12th October 1916, aged about 32 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Mr. & Mrs. HARVEY had two other sons serving – Reginald Victor Buxton HARVEY and Bertram James HARVEY, both in the Royal Flying Section, and their daughter Bessie HARVEY was a V.A.D. Nurse.

HARVEY, William

Private – 49390

19th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers.

eldest son of John & Ann (nee PROUD) HARVEY of 14 Newtown Road, Ramsey, enlisted at Manchester.  After nearly four years at the Front, he was fatally wounded by a machine gun bullet.  He died on Sunday, 13th October 1918, aged 39 years, and was buried in the Haspres Coppice Cemetery, Haspres, Nord, France.  Pte. HARVEY, whose wife Martha Alice HARVEY died in 1908, left a young daughter Annie.  Mr. & Mrs. J. HARVEY had two other sons fighting for their Country – Fred HARVEY in the Royal Fusiliers and Arthur HARVEY in the Royal Engineers.

Formerly 9202 Manchester Regt.

HATTON, Ernest

Lance Corporal – 39410

6th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt.  (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s)

 

son of William & Fanny (nee BEEBE) HATTON of 3 Longlands Yard, Little Whyte, Ramsey, a family who moved to Ramsey from Pidley about 1908, enlisted at Huntingdon, and joined the Hunts. Cyclist Bn. on 3rd November 1914.  After being transferred to the Berkshire Regt. he was sent to France, and came home wounded in 1916. Returning to the Front in February 1917, he was killed in action on Tuesday, 31st July 1917, aged 22 years, and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

Formerly 943 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

HAYTER,  Horace Ralph

Lance Sergeant

5th Bn. Dorsetshire Regt.

son of George Herbert & Ellen HAYTER of 92 Winchester Road, Romsey, Hants. died on Wednesday, 11th October 1916, aged 21 years, and is remembered with honour in Romsey Cemetery, Hampshire.     [Added to Ramsey memorial]

HILL, Victor

Private – 53757

2/6th Bn. Manchester Regt.

Born 7th December 1894, son of Rowland Herbert Henry & Martha (nee LONGLAND) HILL of Marriotts Drove, Ramsey Mereside and later of The Lees, Ramsey, was officially reported missing in mid-May 1918.  He died while being held a prisoner-of-war on Saturday, 13th  July 1918, aged 23 years, and was interred in Peronne Military Cemetery, France.

Formerly 30638 Bedfordshire Yeomanry.

[Arthur HILL, brother of Victor, had enlisted into the Northants. Yeomanry but  was sent home after only five weeks on account of a heart infection.  He died suddenly on 1st April 1915, aged 23 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.]

HIPWELL, Albert Wilson

Private – 35619

1st/4th Bn. Essex Regt.

son of William Thomas & Ada Jane (nee SMITH) HIPWELL of The Rookery, Ramsey St. Marys, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He was killed in action in Palestine on Thursday, 19th September 1918, aged 20 years, and was buried in the Ramleh (now Ramla) War Cemetery, Israel.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

 

HOBBS, Tom

Private – 20802

1st/7th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

son of George & Ellen (nee MAYES) HOBBS of Mere Farm, Ramsey Fortyfoot, enlisted at Huntingdon on 3rd November 1914.  He was killed in action on Monday, 28th August 1916, aged 23 years, and his grave is in the Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle, Somme, France.     [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]  [Shown on some Army records as F. HOBBS]

Formerly 946 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

HOLLIS, Charles

Private – 40965

10th Bn. Essex Regt.

son of Elias & Mary HOLLIS of Ramsey Fortyfoot, died of wounds on Monday, 25th March 1918, aged about 36 years, and his grave is in the Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, France.  He left a widow Martha (nee BAKER) HOLLIS who he had married at Ramsey on 12th October 1903, and four children.    [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

Formerly 25589 Northants. Regt.

HOLMES, Leonard

Private – 32969

11th Bn. Royal Lancaster Regt. (King’s Own)

enlisted at Huntingdon.  He died on Friday, 11th May 1917, and his grave is in the Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme, France.    [Also on Pondersbridge & Whittlesey memorials]

HUBBARD, Edward

Gunner – 3054

No. 5C Reserve Brigade, R.F.A., Royal Horse & Field Artillery.

Born at Ramsey, son of David & Millicent (nee GREENWOOD) HUBBARD, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He died on Saturday, 6th May 1916, aged 40 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery, leaving a widow and one child living at Fortyfoot Bank, Ramsey.

HUGHES, George

Private – 85421

143rd Labour Corps.

Born at Ramsey St. Marys on 13th April 1879, son of Samuel & Alice HUGHES, died at the Edinburgh War Hospital on Wednesday, 28th November 1917, aged 37 years, and was buried in Ramsey St. Marys Churchyard[Also on Ramsey St. Marys & Pondersbridge memorials]

Formerly 28224 5th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt, Labour Corps.

JOHNSON, John Robert (Jack)

Private – 29254

1st/7th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

of Ramsey St. Marys, son of Robert & Rebecca (nee RUSSELL) JOHNSON, was killed in action on Monday, 8th October 1917, aged about 33 years, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He left a widow Martha Jane (nee CORNEY) JOHNSON, who he had married at Ramsey St. Marys on 14 June 1915, and a young daughter Ivy.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

KILBY, George Alfred

Private – 23136

4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

son of George Alfred & Sarah (nee SMITH) KILBY of Fortyfoot Bridge, enlisted at Ampthill, Beds.  He was killed in action by a shell on Monday, 16th July 1917, aged 23 years, and his grave is in the Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult, Pas de Calais, France.    [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

LAMBERT, Job

Battery Sergeant Major (WO.II) – 22619 served in the 'D’ Battery, 18th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

Born at Ramsey St. Marys, son of the Mrs. Susan (nee SAVAGE) LAMBERT of Dysons Farm, Norfolk, & the late Robert John LAMBERT of Ramsey Heights, went to France in 1914 with the Indian Expeditionery Force (Lahore Division, 94th Battery, R.F.A.).  He died of wounds at the No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station, France, after a shell burst close to him on Thursday, 12th April 1917, aged 36 years, and was buried in the Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.  He left a widow, Mrs. N. LAMBERT, living at 1 Oakhill Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester.      [Not on Ramsey memorial] 

LAMBERT, Robert Henry

Private – 203271 served with the 1st Bn. Hertfordshire Regt.

Born at Woodwalton, eldest son of Matthew & Caroline (nee ROOTHAM) LAMBERT of Bridge Farm, Ramsey St. Marys.  He was killed in action on Monday, 26th August 1918, aged 20 years, and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, which stands within the grounds of the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

LANT, Tom

Private – 43149

6th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

second son of Frederick Maddison & Charlotte Denton (nee AYRES) LANT of The Star Inn, Ramsey St. Marys, died at the No. 46 (1st/1st Wessex) Casualty Clearing Station from wounds received at Paschendale Ridge (Ypres Front), France.  He died on Monday, 26th November 1917, aged 22 years, and his grave is in the Mendingham Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 25141 Bedfordshire Regt.

LAVENDER, Arthur James

Private – 1925 served with the 1st Bn. Cambridgeshire Regt.

Born 11th August 1894, son of George & Frances (nee GILBY) LAVENDER of 5 Gladstone Terrace, Ramsey, enlisted at Whittlesey.  He was killed in action, dying within an hour of being shot through the head, while serving with the Expeditionary Force, on Sunday, 25th July 1915, and his grave is in the Ration Farm Cemetery, La Chapell-d’Armentiers, Nord, France.

LEGGETT, Firth

Private – 20802

1/8th (Territorial) Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regt.

of Ramsey, Born at March, Cambs, son of Robert James LEGGETT, for nine years the Headmaster of Ramsey Council School until moving to Kent in July 1915, & Mrs. Mary Louisa LEGGETT, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He was killed in action on Sunday, 27th August 1916, aged about 20 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Formerly 642 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

LEPLA, Jeffrey

Private – 13726

2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regt.

son of George & Mary Alice (nee ARGENT) LEPLA of Ramsey St. Marys, and sometime of Wainfleet Marsh, Wainfleet, Lincs, enlisted at Lincoln.  He was killed in action on Saturday, 25th September 1915, aged 19 years, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, which stands in the Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.    [Added to Ramsey memorial]

LILLEY, Leonard Percival

Lance Corporal – 30206serving with the 14th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

He was the  eldest son of John & Susannah (nee GRAY) LILLEY of Rays Drove, Lotting Fen, Ramsey Heights, died of wounds on Monday, 25th June 1917, aged 21 years, and was buried in the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]    Formerly 1608 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

LILLYWHITE, Horace William (Willie)

Private – 27007 serving with the 3rd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Ramsey, Born at Connington, Hunts, son of Edward & Joanna LILLYWHITE, enlisted at Bedford, and was called up with his group on 22nd March 1915.  He died of bronchitis at Felixtowe on Thursday, 30th March 1916, aged 33 years, and was buried in the Felixstowe New Cemetery, Suffolk. 

LINES, Frederick

Private – 150987

103rd Bn. Machine Gun Corps.

Born at Woodwalton Fen on 5th November 1895, youngest son of William & Mary Ann LINES of 88 Great Whyte, Ramsey.  He died on Wednesday, 13th November 1918 at the 20th General Hospital, Etaples, aged 22 years, and was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 

 

LINES, George

Kings Liverpool Regt.

Born at Woodwalton Fen, son of William & Mary Ann LINES of 88 Great Whyte, Ramsey, had been disabled by wounds received while serving in France.  He died at Peterborough Hospital in November 1928, aged 40 years, from cancer brought about by war service, and was buried in Ramsey Cemetery.  He left a widow, but no children, living at Marriotts Yard, Ramsey.

LINES, Herbert

Private – 32768

131st Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

of Ramsey, son of George & Alice (nee LILLY) LINES of Daintree Road, Ramsey St. Marys, enlisted at Huntingdon on 10th November 1914.  He died of wounds in Mesopotamia on Thursday, 12th July 1917, aged 23 years, and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, originally sited within the Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.  In 1997 this memorial was moved, by Presidential decree, and re-erected in its entirety about 32 kilometres along the road to Nasiriyal, into the middle of what was a major battleground during the 1991 Gulf War.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial] Formerly 1025 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

LONG, Arthur

Private – 3/647 serving with the 1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born at Doddington, Cambs, son of George & Emma Jane LONG, died of wounds on Tuesday, 17th November 1914, aged 23 years, and was buried in the Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.    [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Pondersbridge, Farcet & Doddington memorials] 

LONGBOURNE, Hugh Richard

Captain.  D.S.O.

7th Bn. Royal West Surrey Regt. (The Queen’s).

 

Born at Ripsley, Sussex, the second son of the late Mr. Charles Ranken Vickerman LONGBOURNE and of Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Ainslie LONGBOURNE of Highmead, Guildford, Surrey.  For eight years he was associated with Mr. P.L. ROGERS, J.P, of Ramsey, in the firm of Messrs. ROGERS & LONGBOURNE, agents for Lord de RAMSEY’s and other estates in the county.  In February 1914, he raised and commanded a company of Hunts. Cyclists, and subsequently did duty with the battalion on the Yorkshire coast, and was transferred to the West Surrey Regt. in 1916.  He was awarded the D.S.O. in recognition of his gallantry and devotion to duty at Schwaben Redoubt, Thiepval, in 1916, when “he crawled to within 25 yards of an enemy strong point and bombarded the enemy with good effect.  Later, with a sergeant and a private, he rushed the strong point and captured a machine gun and 40 unwounded prisoners”.  He was killed by a sniper on Thursday, 3rd May 1917, aged 32 years, and his grave is in the Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France, and left a widow, the former Miss Dora BRISTOW who he had married at Filey in March 1915.

LONGLAND, Charles

Private – 20801

1/8th (Territorial) Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

son of William Henry & Louisa LONGLAND, farmer, of 109 Great Whyte, Ramsey, enlisted at Huntingdon on 19th October 1914, and spent two years on the Yorkshire coast with the Hunts. Cyclist Bn.  He had only been at the Front in France with the Warwickshire Regt. for four weeks when he was wounded in action.  After treatment at the Casualty Clearing Station at Boulogne he was moved to the De Walden Court Hospital, Eastbourne, where he died on Monday, 11th September 1916, aged 24 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.

Formerly 641 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

LONGLAND, Charles Lavender

Corporal – 225595 serving with the 1st Bn. Royal Fusiliers,  Attd. 2nd/4th Bn. London Regt.

son of Lavender & Annie (nee NEWTON) LONGLAND of Rose Cottage, 19 Field Road, Ramsey, was killed in action on Thursday, 21st March 1918, aged 19 years, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, which encloses the Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France.  This memorial relates mainly to the period March/April 1918, when the Fifth Army was driven back across the former Somme battlefields.   Formerly 1067 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

MANCHETT, George William

Private – G.6854 serving with the 17th Bn. Royal Fusiliers  (City of London Regt)

Born at Upwood on 29th July 1892, son of Amos & Mary MANCHETT of Ramsey Hollow, died of wounds on Sunday, 2nd December 1917, aged 25 years, and his grave is in the Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.   [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Warboys memorial]

Formerly 205122 4th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

MASON, Arthur

Private – 202368 serving with the ‘C’ Coy, 3rd Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers.

son of John & Sarah Jane MASON of 32 Star Lane, Ramsey, was stationed at Limerick, after having served for nearly two years at the Front where he had been gassed.  He died of influenza at Limerick Military Hospital on Wednesday, 13th November 1918, aged 25 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.  He left a widow Florence Annie Evelyn (nee STOKES) MASON who he had married on 11th October 1917, living at 19 Station Road, Ramsey.

MAY, Henry V.A. an ex-naval man, died at Papworth Hall in June 1921, and was interred in Ramsey Cemetery on Tuesday, leaving a widow.  Mr. W. BINDER represented the Society of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors & Soldiers at the funeral.

MAYCOCK, Edgar

Private – 160563

38th Bn. Machine Gun Corps.  (Infantry)

of Somersham, a native of Ramsey Hollow, son of Sam & Elizabeth (nee DICKERSON) MAYCOCK, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He died from pneumonia at the 18th Casualty Clearing Station, France, on Saturday, 9th November 1918, aged 25 years, and was buried in the Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.    [Also on Somersham memorial]

Formerly 48490 Royal Fusiliers.

MEE, Arthur

Lance Corporal – 9891 serving with the 1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Chatteris, Cambs, Born 15th September 1894 at Ramsey, son of the late Arthur Francis MEE & Mrs. Sarah (formerly MEE, nee CARTER) BATEMAN, enlisted at Huntingdon, and entered the theatre of war in France in October 1914.  He was killed in action on Tuesday, 5th September 1916, aged about 21 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

MOULDS, Sydney Thomas

Private – 10396

1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Born at Wistow, son of Arthur & Annie MOULDS of Dawsons Farm, Ramsey Fortyfoot Bridge, Ramsey, enlisted at Warboys.  He died on 5 July 1915, aged 19 years, and his grave is in the St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.   [Not on Ramsey memorial; on Warboys memorial ]

NEGUS, Ernest

Rifleman – S.417

12th Bn. Rifle Brigade  (The Prince Consort’s Own)

Born at Ramsey on 14th May 1890, youngest son of John Thomas & Frances NEGUS, sometime of 41 Woodside Gardens, Bruce Grove, Tottenham, London, enlisted at Rugby.  A member of the Machine Gun Section, he was killed instantly when a shell burst quite close to him, and he was buried the following morning in a little cemetery behind the trenches.  He died on Tuesday, 21st September 1915, aged 25 years, and his grave is now in the Rue-du-Bacquerot No. 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.   [Added to Ramsey memorial]

NEGUS, Frank

Middlesex Regt.

Born at Ramsey on 7th June 1888, eldest son of John Thomas & Frances NEGUS, had served with the regiment but was invalided home in March 1917 after a few months in France, and was admitted to the Clare Hall Sanitorium, near Barnet, London.  He was discharged from the Army through illness contracted while on service, from which he never recovered.  He died in hospital in May 1920, aged 31 years.     [Added to Ramsey memorial]

NEWTON, Arthur Leslie Garman

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