The Ramsey War Memorial, Cambridgeshire.

W.W. I

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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 [plot V11.A.11.]

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.   [panels 23-28+ 163A.]   [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

Formerly 849 Hunts. Cyclist Battalion.

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 [panels 28 -30.]  He left a widow Rose Hannah (nee SNEESBY) ALLEN, who he married at Ramsey Parish Church on the 8th October 1913, who with her young son was then 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, as an Army Reservist, and 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, aged about 36 years, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, which encloses the Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France [panels 54-56.]  Alfred was the son of Samuel and Mary Jane Smith [nee Jones.]

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.  He enlisted at Ramsey and was later killed in action on Saturday, 8th June 1918, aged 28 years, and was buried in the Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France [plot II. G. II ]     [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 [plot I .D. II.]   [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, enlisted at Ramsey and later 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 [plot XVII. F. 7A.]

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, enlisted at Ramsey and had only 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 [Piers and face 9A, 9B & 10B.]    [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 [nee HOWE] BEHAGG of Wood Lane, Ramsey Fortyfoot, enlisted at Bedford and later 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.  His coffin being drawn to its last resting place by the Mark's Beech Boy Scouts.

BELLAMY,  Claude Cecil

Sergeant – 15169

4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Ramsey Hollow, 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. [bay 5.] He left a widow sometime living at Harwich.  [Also on Pondersbridge memorial]

BERRIDGE,  Sidney Saunders

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

The son of Henry & Mary Elizabeth (nee INGRAM) BERRIDGE of 8 Little Whyte, Ramsey, he 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 [grave I. D. 3.]    on Tuesday 5th September 1916.  He formerly served as Private - 136 in the Hunts. Cyclist Battalion.

 

John William BERRIDGE, an elder brother, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Henry BERRIDGE, had enlisted by June 1915, and like his brother, was serving in the Hunts. Cyclist Battalion.

BISHOP,  John Thomas

Private – 20605

6th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

From Ramsey, Born at Upwood, the son of David & Maria Ann [nee KEY] BISHOP, enlisted at Bedford.  He was killed in action on Thursday, 4th May 1916, aged about 36 years, and was buried in the Bien-Vilers 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 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 [plot J. 69a.]

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 [panels 28 - 30.]   [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 [grave II. A. 5.]  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, France [plot X. B. 27.]

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 dysentery 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 Great Northern Railway.

BULL,  Walter J.

Private – 30986

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

He was the son of James & the late Elizabeth (nee CROUCH) BULL of Midfetter, Ramsey Mereside, enlisted at Ramsey but was sadly 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 [grave III. K. 22.] 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 Fortyfoot, received the Military Medal on 17th June 1917 for bravery on the battlefield, for message carrying whilst under heavy fire.  Having almost reached Boulogne 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 [grave VI. F. 43.]   [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 - panel 20, 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.

He lived in Great Whyte, Ramsey, Born on 24th December 1887 at Wistow,  son of George W. & Elizabeth [nee MILLS] 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 [nee GOAKES] BURTON and three sons.  They were married at Warboys Church on the 13th August 1907.

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 [grave II. A. 30.]  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.

 

He was the 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, 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 [plot G. 73a.] He left a widow Martha Elizabeth (nee TAYLOR) BUTLER, who he married at Ramsey Church on 9th June 1915,  and a three month old son.

CANHAM, Bertram Clifford

            Machine Gun Corps

 

Born 19th November 1895, 2nd son of Joseph & Mary CANHAM of The Chestnuts, Ramsey Mereside, joined the Bedfordshire Yeomanry 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.  He left a widow, Mrs. Marian (nee WRIGHT) CANHAM, who he married at Pondersbridge on 1st December 1924.

His name is not on Ramsey War Memorial.

CARDER, Reginald John

Private – 36092

8th Service Bn. Gloucestershire Regt.

From Ramsey, Born at Dullingham, near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, he was the son of William John & Sarah Jane CARDER, and enlisted at Bedford.  He died on Wednesday, 12th June 1918, aged 19 years, and is commemorated on the Soissons (British) Memorial, Aisne, France.    His father William John Carder was a member of the Huntingdonshire Constabulary. 

 His name is not on Ramsey War Memorial.

CARTER,  George

Corporal – 22705

2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

 

He was the son of John & Alice (nee MOORE) CARTER of 8 Field Road, Ramsey, joined up at the beginning of the War.  After some months at the front, 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.  After returning to the front for the fourth time 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 [grave II. D. 5.]  He also had two brothers serving with the Colours in France.

CHAMBERLAIN,  Douglas

2nd Lieutenant

Leicestershire Regt.

 

Of 32 Harcourt Road, Wood Green, London, born 17th March 1892 at St. George's Road, St. Pancras, London, the son of Elizabeth CHAMBERLAIN, single woman, and the grandson of Thomas & Alice CHAMBERLAIN of Ramsey.  He 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 dysentery 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]  ** - One source indicates that he was of Park Farm, Holme.

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, enlisted at Winnipeg and then returned to England with the Canadian Regt. He later 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 Passchendaele on Tuesday, 30th October 1917, aged about 27 ** 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]  **One source states 23 years old.

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]

His name is not on Ramsey War 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. [also on Ramsey Fortyfoot Memorial]

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. Margaret's 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, Woodston, 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 Fortyfoot 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, J.P. of Church Green, 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-enlisted 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)

From 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.  ** One source indicates enlisted at Ramsey.

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 Longland's 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 William

Private – 18088

1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

From March, Cambridgeshire.  Born in the Huntingdon Union Workhouse, the son of Mary Ann GREEN, single woman, enlisted at Peterborough.  He died of wounds on Wednesday, 25th September 1918, aged 45 years, and was buried in the cemetery at March, Cambs. His sister, his next of Kin, and her family were living at 24 New Park, March, Cambridgeshire, at the time of his death.

GREENWOOD, Frank

Private – 30312

14th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

From Ramsey, he was the eldest son of James & Sarah J. [nee TIBBS] 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.

From 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.   His family moved to Stag Holt at about the time he enlisted, but later returned to this area a few years later. [on March Memorial] 

His name is not on Ramsey War 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 Wistow, Hunts., but the family later moved to Ramsey.  He was the 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 Pickard's 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 Longland's 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.

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.

He was the second son of Elias & Mary HOLLIS of Ramsey Fortyfoot, died of wounds on Monday, 25th March 1918, aged about 36 years, and he is commemorated on the SP memorial [B2] 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)

Born at Bluntisham, the son of John and the late Elizabeth [nee DAWES] HOLMES - they later moved to Ponders bridge, he 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. He died as a result of illness and injuries contracted whilst he was on acive service in Mesopotamia.

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 Dyson's Farm, Norfolk, & the late Robert John LAMBERT of Ramsey Heights, went to France in 1914 with the Indian Expeditionary 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 Passchendaele 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, of Pondersbridge 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,  Attached to the 2nd/4th Bn. London Regt.

He was the 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.   He had been on active service since January 1916.

Formerly 1067 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

MANCHETT, George William

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

Born at Great Raveley 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.

Je was the son of John CUMBRIDGE & Sarah Jane [nee MILLER] 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 Victor Auldos an ex-naval man, died at Papworth Hall in June 1921, and was interred in Ramsey Cemetery on Tuesday, 7th June 192, aged 28 years, 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 Dawson's 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 Sanatorium, 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

Gunner – 266595 serving with ‘E’ Battery,  2nd Cavalry Division, Royal Horse Artillery.

eldest son of Arthur & Mary Louisa NEWTON of Four Hundred Farm, Ramsey, was educated at the Grammar School, St. Ives, Hunts, joined the Army in 1917 and was sent to France in April of the following year.  He died on Sunday, 2nd February 1919 in hospital at Huy, Belgium, of appendicitis and typhoid fever, aged 23 years, and was buried in the Huy (La Sarte) Communal Cemetery, Huy, Leige, Belgium.    [Also on Benwick memorial]

NORRIS, J.

Sherwood Foresters

Born 3rd February 1892, son of Thomas & Mary Ann NORRIS, arrived back home in Ramsey on Wednesday, 23 Dec 1915.  He had been wounded in both hands and one arm by shrapnel in October, after being in several engagements.   [Added to Ramsey memorial]

PALMER, Percy

Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

of 77 Great Whyte, Ramsey, enlisted on 9th November 1914, and was discharged from the Army in March 1917.  He died due to an infection caught while serving in ‘France & Flanders’, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery on 6th December 1918, aged 22 years.

PALMER, William Henry

Private – 16383 serving with the 11th Bn. (Cambs) Suffolk Regt.

Born at Ramsey, son of Frederick & Martha A. PALMER, enlisted at Whittlesey.  He was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916, aged about 26 years, and buried in the Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.  He left a widow Mabel (nee LILLEY) PALMER who he married at Pondersbridge on 7th June 1915.      [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Farcet & Pondersbridge memorials]

PAPWORTH, Charles

Private – 26604 serving with the 11th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Born 5th June 1877, son of William & Ann PAPWORTH of Ramsey Hollow, enlisted at Blackburn, Lancs.  He was killed in action in France on Friday, 12th April 1918, aged 40 years, and is commemorated on Memorial 25 in the Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery (Estaires Convent Cemetery), La Gorgue, Nord, France.

PARKER, Charles William

Private – 30224 serving with the 12th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

Born at Ramsey,  son of Charles & Betsy (nee EDGELEY) PARKER of 14 Station Road, Ramsey, enlisted at Huntingdon on 9th November 1914.  He was killed in action on Sunday, 3rd September 1916, aged about 26 years, and his grave is in the Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.  Formerly 1003 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

PARKER, Sam

Private - 8875 serving with the 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

of Ramsey, Born at Sheffield, son of Robert & Maria PARKER, sometime of 7 Setchfield's Yard, Church Street, Whittlesey, was killed in action on Sunday, 14th March 1915, aged 23 years, and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.    [Also on Whittlesey memorial]

PEDLEY, Thomas

Private - 425197 serving with the 27th Bn. Canadian Infantry  (Manitoba Regt)

Born at Holme (Daintree Farm, Ramsey St. Mary’s), son of Thomas & Jane (nee ELY) PEDLEY, of Plantation Farm, Benwick, was reported missing and since presumed to have died on Tuesday, 25th June 1918, aged 40 years, and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  He left a widow Louisa Ann (nee ROSE) PEDLEY who he had married at Benwick, Cambs, on 21st November 1904, and a young son Thomas William, aged about 10 years, living at Hollow Head, Ramsey Fortyfoot.    [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot & Benwick memorials]

PEDLEY, William Harold

Ordinary Seaman – RN.J/85356 serving with H.M.S. BENBOW, Royal Navy

Born 25th May 1900 at Plantation Farm, Benwick, Cambs, son of Mrs. Sarah Jane (nee PEDLEY) GREENWOOD of 1 Princes Street, Ramsey, died shortly after spending a few days leave with his family.  He died of influenza and pneumonia on Tuesday, 25th February 1919, at the Royal Naval Hospital, East Stonehouse, Plymouth, aged 18 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.    [Also on Benwick memorial]

PEPPER, John Henry

Private – 19564 serving with the 7th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Great Whyte, Ramsey, Born at Padley, Lincs, son of Mr. & Mrs. George PEPPER, enlisted at Huntingdon, and had been in the Army for about eighteen months, and in France for only six months, when he was killed in action.  He died during a great offensive, when he was wounded by a piece of shrapnel piercing his lung, killing him almost immediately, on Sunday, 25th June 1916, aged 33 years, and his grave is in the Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France.  Besides the widow Martha (nee TEESON) PEPPER, he also left four young children.

PETTITT, Cecil George

Lance Corporal – 307716

1/8th Territorial Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regt.

He was the son of George & Mary Ann Rebecca (nee STACEY) PETTITT of Gull House, St. Marys Road, Ramsey, enlisted at Huntingdon on 5th November 1914.  He was killed in action on Monday, 27th August 1917, aged about 22 years, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Formerly 960 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

PETTITT, John Thomas

5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

son of John & Jane Ann PETTITT of Rossendale House, Blenheim Road, Ramsey, entered the theatre of war in France in August 1914, and had served there for about two years when he was gassed and shell buried, and was discharged from the Army because of ill health in September 1916.  After a long wasting illness contracted at the Front, he died at Papworth Hall Consumption Sanatorium, Cambs, on Friday, 18th April 1919, aged 24 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.  He had been a Special Reserve for two years before the War broke out.

PICKARD, William (Willie)

Private – 19560

8th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Great Whyte, Ramsey, Born 30th June 1889 at Bury, son of William & Maria (nee WHITE) PICKARD, enlisted at Bedford in February 1915.  Attached to the Bedfordshire Regt., he had been serving in France for only six months when he was killed in action on Saturday, 3rd June 1916, and his grave is in the Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  His brother, Pte. Ernest Jesse PICKARD, of the Beds. Regt. received shrapnel wounds to an arm and hand on 10th February 1917, and was admitted to the 22nd General Hospital, Carmeres, France, and later moved to the Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester.

PLUMMER, Henry (Harry)

Private – 4623

1t/1st Bn. Cambridgeshire Regt.

Born at Pondersbridge, son of William & Eliza (nee WILLIAMSON) PLUMMER, enlisted at Whittlesey, Cambs.  He was killed in action on Thursday, 12th October 1916, aged 21 years, and is commemorated on the Special Memorial B.9, in the Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuile, Somme, France.   [Not on Ramsey memorial; on Pondersbridge & Whittlesey memorials]

POTTS, William Goodwin

Gunner – 102558

93rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.

son of John & Elizabeth Ann POTTS of York House, 1 Star Lane, Ramsey, joined the Army in July 1916 and had only been in France for about nine months when he was killed in action.  He died of gunshot wounds to the head and neck on Wednesday, 17th October 1917, aged about 24 years, and his grave is in the Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord France.  In June 1916, Mr. John POTTS, barge owner, peat merchant, and the father of fifteen children, made an unsuccessful appeal against the Ramsey Tribunal’s decision that this son should go into the Army.

PRICE, William

Private – S/21222

11th Bn. Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s)

of Ramsey St. Marys, son of Thomas & Martha (nee SINCLAIR) PRICE, enlisted at Whittlesey.  He was killed in action on Wednesday, 22nd August 1917, aged about 28 years, and his grave is in the Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Not on Ramsey memorial] - Note one source indicates that his name was Arthur and not William. , when
RABY, Joe

There has been much confusion about this man.  The spelling has been found as RAVEY, J.  or  J. RABY.  The probability is that it is Joe Raby, who served with my grandfather, Horace Jaikens, in the Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalions.  Information on both spellings do not help with a true identification of this man.  There certainly was a Joe Raby of Ramsey, as I went, on many occasions to see him in Ramsey, with Horace Joe lived in Hollow Lane, Ramsey.  But one report says he was killed in action! - Research is ongoing to identify this soldier.

J. RABY, H.C.B, Ramsey – Enlistment list – Oct 1915 - J. RABY, Ramsey – killed in action – on Roll of Honour – no date - J. RAVEY, Hunts.Cyclists – on H.C.B. list – 15 Oct 1915 - J.RAVEY, Hunts. Cyclists, of Fortyfoot Bridge, Ramsey – His relatives received a telegram stating that he had been killed in action – H/P 15 Sep 1916.

RICHARDS, Fred

Private – 16895

11th Bn. (Cambs) Suffolk Regt.

Born at Benwick, son of William & Emma RICHARDS of Pondersbridge, was killed in action in France on Saturday, 1st July 1916, aged 21 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.     [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Pondersbridge & Whittlesey memorials]

RICHARDSON, Frank

Corporal – 18094

1st Bn. Suffolk Regt.

Born at Warboys, son of John & Emma RICHARDSON of Broadalls Drove, Ramsey Fortyfoot, died on Thursday, 10th October 1918, aged 27 years, and his grave is in the Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.      [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Ramsey Fortyfoot & Benwick memorials]

RICHARDSON, Thomas Albert

Sergeant – 24375,  M.M. and Bar.

6th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

son of Stephen & Harriett (nee LEPLA) RICHARDSON of Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, was killed in action when his battalion was attacking the enemy and were met with an enemy machine gun, he made a dash for it but was killed in the attempt.  He died on Wednesday, 18th September 1918, aged 21 years, and his grave is in the Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France.  He had seen three and a half years service in the Army, and more than two years were spent in France.

ROBERTS, Benjamin Anderson

Rifleman – 6197

2nd Bn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

Born at Chatteris, Cambs, first son of Benjamin & Cassandra ROBERTS, of 5 Trafalgar Square, Ramsey, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He died of wounds on Monday, 14th September 1914, aged about 27 years, and is commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, situated in a small park on the south bank of the River Marne, Seine-et-Marne, France.    [Not on Ramsey memorial]

ROE, Isaac Henry

Private – 11852

6th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt.

He came from Farcet Fen, son of Robert & Wilhelmina (nee RUFF) ROE, enlisted at Grantham, Lincs.  He was killed in action on Sunday, 3rd June 1917, aged about 22 years, and was buried in the Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.       [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Pondersbridge memorial]

 

ROE, Sydney Bridgeford

Private – 40367

2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

of Farcet Fen, son of Robert & Wilhelmina ROE, enlisted at Peterborough.  He was killed in action on Monday, 26th December 1917, aged about 19 years, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.     [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Pondersbridge memorial]

ROOTHAM, George

Private – 267487

1st Bucks. Bn,  Oxford & Bucks. Light Infantry.

He was born at Salford, Lincolnshire, the son of William Thomas & Emma Elizabeth ROOTHAM of Ashbeach Road, Ramsey St. Marys, died on Saturday, 8th September 1917, aged 24 years, and was buried in Ramsey St. Marys Churchyard.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

ROOTHAM, William Henry

Lance Corporal – 267505

1st/1st Bucks. Bn,  Oxford & Bucks. Light Infantry.

son of Amos & Mary Jane (nee INGRAM) ROOTHAM of Middle Level Road, Ramsey St. Marys, was killed in action on Monday, 16th April 1917, aged 20 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 268 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

ROSE, Charles Edward

Private – G/24612

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

son of Elizabeth & the late William ROSE, later of 19 Blunts Lane, Whittlesey, was killed in action on Thursday, 8th August 1918, aged 24 years, and his grave is in the Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France.   [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Pondersbridge & Whittlesey memorials]

 

ROSE, Quince

Private – 269186

1/1st Bn. Hertfordshire Regt.

Born at St. Ives,  son of John & Harriett Elizabeth ROSE of 48 Little Whyte, Ramsey, was killed in action during the great battle of St. Julien (France) where he was serving as a stretcher bearer.  He died on Tuesday, 31st July 1917, aged 37 years, and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Besides his widow Ellen ROSE, he also left several children.  Mr. & Mrs. John ROSE had three other sons in the Army – Bernard Charles ROSE in a Canadian Regt;  Cyril J. ROSE in the Hunts. Cyclist Bn. and Fred J. ROSE in the East Surrey Regt.

RULE, Bert

Cyclist Bn.

of Ramsey, reported killed in action (by 7 Jan 1916)      [Not on Ramsey memorial]

SALLABANKS, Harry

Private – 17441

8th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

son of John & Alice SALLABANKS of Lug Farm, Ramsey, enlisted at Huntingdon.  He was killed by the explosion of an enemy shell while he was asleep, on Thursday, 20th April 1916, aged 21 years, and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Bury memorial]

SAUNDERS, Edwin Walter

Lieutenant serving with the 1st Bn. Cambridgeshire Regt.  (Temporarily attached to the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry)

son of Mrs. Elizabeth & the late Walter Shepperson SAUNDERS of Glassmore House, Pondersbridge, was killed in action on Friday, 7th May 1915, aged 22 years, and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Iepers, West-Vlaandered, Belgium.  He died instantly when a tiny piece of shell went through his brain, when his unit were caught up in heavy fire as they were trying to secure Armagh Wood.    [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Pondersbridge & Whittlesey memorials]

SEEKINGS, Bertie Charles

Private – 2884 serving with the 1st/4th Bn. Duke of Wellington’s  (West Riding Regt.)

son of Arthur Charles & Julia Ann (nee RICHARDSON) SEEKINGS of Ramsey Fortyfoot, enlisted at Halifax.  He died on Saturday, 2nd September 1916, aged about 18 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

SEEKINGS, R. J.

Kings Liverpool Regt. [Added to Ramsey memorial]

SETCHELL, Ernest

Private – 99642 serving with the 8th Bn. King’s Liverpool Regt.

son of William & Sarah E. SETCHELL of Ramsey St. Marys, died of wounds in France on Tuesday, 17th September 1918, aged 31 years, and his grave is in the Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France.  He left a widow Minnie (nee HARPER) SETCHELL, who he had married at Ramsey St. Marys on 10th June 1909, and some young sons, living at Ramsey Heights.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 7211 Bedfordshire Regt.

SHELTON, George William

Private – 19359 serving with the 2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

George came from Ramsey Heights, son of Elijah & Fanny Elizabeth (nee SLOUGH) SHELTON of Upwood, enlisted at Huntingdon, and was killed in action on Wednesday, 16th June 1915, aged 31 years, and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Le Touret Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  He left a widow, Albina (nee TIBBLES) SHELTON, who he married at Ramsey St. Marys on 29th June 1911, living at Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside.      [Added to Ramsey memorial;  on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

SHELTON, Ronald William

Lance Corporal – PS.10667 serving with the 23rd Bn. Royal Fusiliers  (City of London Regt.)

Born on 18th March 1897, elder son of William & Martha Julia Layton (nee NIXON) SHELTON, of Hazeldene, Ramsey, enlisted at London.  He was killed in action near Cambrai, France, on Monday, 30th September 1918, aged 21 years, and buried in the Noyelles-sur-L’Escaut Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.    [Also a memorial window in Ramsey Church]

SILK, Arthur

Private – G.40262 serving with the 13th Bn. Middlesex Regt. (Duke of Cambridge’s Own)

of Ramsey, Born at Hemingford, son of John & Hephzibah SILK, enlisted at Bedford.  He died of wounds in France on Sunday, 31st March 1918, aged about 25 years, and was buried in the Etretat Churchyard Extension, Seine-Maritime, France.     [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

SINCLAIR, William Robert

Private – 30331serving with the 14th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt.

He was the third son of Daniel & Mary J. (nee LANGLEY) SINCLAIR of Ramsey Heights, was killed in action on Sunday, 3rd September 1916, aged 19 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.     [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 1614 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

SKINNER, William

Private – 41319 serving with the 4th Bn. North Staffordshire Regt. (The Prince of Wales’s).

son of Joseph & Sarah Ann SKINNER of The Boat & Anchor Inn, Ramsey, was fatally wounded in the head by gunshot while in action at the Front.  He died on Monday, 21st October 1918 at the 82nd Casualty Clearing Station, France, aged 20 years, and his grave is in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  He had been in action for ten months and was recommended for the Military Medal five times.

SLACK, John William

Private – 203282 serving with the 7th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Farcet;  Born at Ramsey, the son of Thomas & Eliza (nee ROBERTS) SLACK of Great Whyte, Ramsey, enlisted at Peterborough, and was killed by a bomb in an air-raid while serving at the Western Front.  He died on Monday, 11th February 1918, aged about 36 years, and his grave is in the Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France, leaving a widow Alice (nee PARROTT) SLACK and a large family, living at Red Row, Farcet.   [Also on Farcet memorial]

SMITH, Owen William (Billy)

Gunner – 163881 serving with the 1st/1st (Highland) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.

only son of Owen & Sarah Ann (nee GODFREY) SMITH of 79 Great Whyte, Ramsey, enlisted at Bury St. Edmunds.  A gunner in the Highland Fife Heavy Battery, he died at the 62nd Casualty Clearing Station in France on Thursday 28th March 1918, aged 42 years, and his grave is in the Anzin-St. Aubin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.  He left a widow Gertrude Annie (nee SAWYER) SMITH who he had married at Ramsey Church on 27th June 1910, living at Wood Hall, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.

SMITHDALE, Ernest Alfred

Private – G.10173 serving in the 10th Bn. Royal West Surrey Regt. (The Queen’s).

Born at Acle, Norfolk, only son of Alfred & Elizabeth Rebecca SMITHDALE of 21 Star Lane, Ramsey, enlisted at Peterborough.  As he was involved in an attack, he was shot through the head by a bullet as he was jumping into a shell hole, and was killed instantly.  He died on Friday, 15th September 1916, aged 20 years, and his grave is in the Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]  Formerly 22678 Northamptonshire Regt.

SMYTHE, Rudolf Meade

Captain serving in the 5th Bn. (Territorial) Bedfordshire Regt.

son of Mrs. SMYTHE of Eaton Ford, and the late Revd. Henry Meade SMYTHE, M.A., Vicar of Caxton. When War broke out he was the Manager of Barclays Bank in Ramsey, but had been in the Territorials for some years.  He died of wounds, received in the fighting on the Gallipoli Peninsular, at the No. 16 Casualty Clearing Station, on Wednesday, 13th October 1915, aged 29 years, and was buried at No. 2 Post, Anzac, Gallipoli, and his name is also commemorated on the Helles Memorial, which stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey.  Mrs. SMYTHE’s only other son, Lt. B.S. SMYTHE, was also attached to the 5th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.        [Also on Eaton Socon memorial]

STACEY, Herbert William

Machine Gun Corps.

 

Born 2nd September 1895, the second son of William & Sarah (nee WRIGHT) STACEY of Wood Lane, Ramsey, died at the Cambs. Tuberculosis Colony, Papworth Everard, on Saturday, 19th April 1919, aged 23 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.  He had spent some time in the Military Hospital at Nottingham before going to the Papworth Sanatorium.  Prior to joining the Army in 1916 and serving in France, he was employed at the Steam Roller Mills of Messrs. FLOWERS & ADDINGTON of Great Whyte, Ramsey.  [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

STACEY, John William

Private – 202404 serving in the 17th Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers.

of Ramsey, son of Robert & Eliza (nee ILETT) STACEY of Benwick Road, Ramsey Fortyfoot, was killed in action on Thursday, 6th June 1918, aged about 26 years, and his grave is in the Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France. Formerly 25859 Bedfordshire Regt.  [also on Ramset fortyfoot memorial]

STEVENS, George

Private – G.11815 serving in the 7th Bn. Royal West Surrey Regt. (The Queen’s).

Born 3rd March 1880, fifth son of Ann (nee SAUNDERS) and the late Robert STEVENS (for many years Ramsey’s useful chimney sweep), enlisted at Cambridge, and was fatally wounded by gunshot in the thigh and hand while serving in France.  He died in the General Hospital at Entreat on Thursday, 23rd November 1916, aged 36 years, and was buried in the Etretat Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France.

STIMPSON, John             Thomas

Private – 295791 serving in the 4th Bn. Royal Fusiliers  (London Regt)

enlisted at Huntingdon on 14th May 1915.  He died on Sunday, 25th August 1918, and his grave is in the Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Somme, France.  As well as his widow Elsie Kathleen STIMPSON, he also left a young son John Reginald.   [Added to Ramsey memorial]

Formerly 1360 3/1st Huntingdonshire Cyclist Bn.

STOKES, Ernest

Private – 238047 serving in the 22nd Bn. Middlesex Regt.

Second son of David & Jane Elizabeth (nee GORE) STOKES, of 1 High Street, Ramsey, died on Tuesday, 26th November 1918, aged 32 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.  He had served in France for three years.   [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

SUTTON, Leonard

Private – 43051serving in the 1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Son of John & Eliza (nee CROFT) SUTTON of Hern Road, Ramsey St. Marys, enlisted at Huntingdon on 7th December 1914.  He was killed in action on Tuesday, 5th September 1916, aged 20 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.   [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Formerly 1077 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

SWALES, George

Private – 19479 serving in the 'C’ Coy, 8th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Ramsey St. Marys, son of Samuel & Susan SWALES, joined the Army in February 1915 and went to the Front in August of the same year.  During a fierce onslaught by the Germans on Sunday, 19th December 1915, he was struck by shrapnel and killed instantly, aged 23 years, and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  He had been a regular teacher at the Ramsey St. Marys Church Sunday School.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

TATT, George William

Private – 35259 serving in the 5th Bn. Yorkshire Regt.  (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own)

He was the youngest son of Arthur James & Lydia TATT of Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, was killed in action on Wednesday, 10th April 1918, aged 18 years, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, which stands in the Berks. Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.  Pte. TATT, who had been a pupil teacher at the Ramsey Mereside school, joined the Colours on 14th June 1917, and had only been at the Front for ten days when he was killed instantly by a machine gun bullet near Estames.     [Also on Pondersbridge memorial] - Formerly 35000  9th T. R. Bn.

TAYLOR, Sidney

Private – 23638 serving in the 1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

He was the son of John & Sarah (nee SPENCER) TAYLOR of the Blue Bell public house, Ramsey Fortyfoot, was wounded in action while serving at the Front.  He died a few days later at a Base Hospital on Sunday, 7th October 1917, aged about 19 years, and was buried in the Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

TEESON, Arthur

Private – G.18870 serving in the 7th Bn. East Kent Regt. (The Buffs).

He was the son of William & Sarah Ann (nee GOWLER) TEESON of Bury Road, Ramsey, had been in the Army for about twelve months when he was killed in action on Saturday, 18th November 1916, aged 36 years, and his grave is in the Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.  He left a widow Agnes Annie (nee EVISON) TEESON, who he had married at Ramsey on 8th August 1907, and four children.

THOMAS, James Richard Llewellyn

Private – 18144 serving in the 1st Bn. Suffolk Regt.

He was the son of James William & Sarah Kate (nee ROSE) THOMAS of Pondersbridge, was killed in action on Saturday, 24th July 1915, aged about 18 years, and his grave is in the Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Not on Ramsey memorial; on Pondersbridge & Whittlesey memorials]

TIBBLES, William

Private – 49778

2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

son of William & Florence Emma (nee SINCLAIR) TIBBLES of Rays Drove, Lotting Fen, Ramsey Heights, was shot through the head and died instantly, while serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France.  He died on Monday, 1st July 1918, aged 18 years, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, which encloses the Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France.   [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

VINCENT, Henry George

Private – 16017

7th Bn. Norfolk Regt.

Born 29th March 1875, son of George & Emma (nee BELLAMY) VINCENT, of Ramsey, enlisted at London.  He was killed in action in France on Saturday, 12th August 1916, aged 41 years, and his grave is in the Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-la Boisselle, Somme, France.  He left a widow, Caroline VINCENT, living at 117 Commercial Street, Whitechapel, London. Before enlisting he had been employed as a railway clerk.

WARNER, Sidney George

Private – 267564 serving in the 1st/1st Bucks. Bn. Oxford & Bucks. Light Infantry.

of Ramsey, Born at Eaton, son of Samuel & Annie WARNER, enlisted at Huntingdon, and was killed in action in France on Tuesday, 15th August 1916, aged about 26 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  He left a widow Christiana (nee WILLMER) WARNER, who he married at Ramsey on 16th July 1916, just a few weeks before his death.      [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on St. Neots memorial]

Formerly 1574 1/1st Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

WARRINGTON, Frederick

Private – G.163831 serving in the ‘C’ Company, 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regt.

He was the son of Selina (nee WARRINGTON) MOSSENDEN of Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, enlisted at Huntingdon, and died of wounds on Tuesday, 24th September 1918, aged about 20 years, and was buried in the Saulcourt Churchyard Extension, Guyencourt-Saulcourt, Somme, France.  He was wounded when his battalion was taking part in the attempt to break through the Hindenburg Line, while serving with the British Expeditionary Force.     [Also on Pondersbridge memorial]
WARRINGTON, L.

I think he existed – but don’t know anything about him!

WEBB, Albert

Lance Corporal - 768 serving in the 41st Bn. Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force.

Born at West Wickham, Cambs, eldest son of Mr. Albert WEBB of Bury Road, Ramsey, was killed in action on Sunday, 1st September 1918, aged about 27 years, and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, which stands in the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

WEBB, George

Private in the 7th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.     

     [Added to Ramsey memorial]

WELLS, George

 7th Bn. Rifle Brigade.        

    [Added to Ramsey memorial]

G. WEBB, 7th Northants.Regt. – “Enlistment” list
G.WEBB

Rifle Brigade

Abbots Ripton, killed in France – R.o.H. list.  H/P.5-11-1915 (1)
G. WELLS, 7th Northants.Regt – R.o.H.

Pte. George WELLS, 7th Bn. Rifle Brigade – formerly a footman to Lord de Ramsey, he joined the 7th Bn. Rifle Brigade in August 1914.  After he had been wounded, he recovered and went back to the fighting line, with the Northamptonshire Regiment, and was killed in action on Saturday. H/P 5 Nov 1915 (2)

WHITE, George

 

Lance Sergeant – 11367 serving in the 2nd Bn. Grenadier Guards.

Born 17th August 1884 at Buckden, son of William & Elizabeth WHITE.  At the outbreak of the War he was a member of the Hunts. Constabulary stationed at Ramsey.  Being on the Reserve, he was called up on 5th August 1914, joined the Grenadier Guards and went to France with the first Expeditionary Force.  For some time he was an instructor at his base.  He died of a fractured skull, the result of an accident, on Monday, 26th March 1917, aged 32yrs, and was buried in the St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.  The news of his death was a great shock to his wife and young son, who had recently received a message from him saying that his term of service had expired and that he hoped to be home within a few days.    [Also on Buckden memorial]

WHITE, George Herbert

Private – 32772 serving in the 187th Coy. Machine Gun Corps.  (Infantry) - of Ramsey St. Marys, son of Samuel & Bertha (nee WRIGHT) WHITE, enlisted at Huntingdon on 10th November 1914.  He died of wounds received in action in Mesopotamia on Saturday, 10th February 1917, aged about 19 years, and his grave is in the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial] - Formerly 1026 Hunts. Cyclist Bn.

WHITWELL, Russell

 

Private – G.14908 serving in the 13th Bn. Royal Sussex Regt.

He was the eldest son of Russell & Emma (nee TYE) WHITWELL of Pondersbridge, was killed in action while serving with the British Expeditionary Force on Wednesday, 13th September 1916, aged 18 years, and his grave is in the Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.  The 13th Battalion, together with the 11th & 12th Bns, trained at Cooden, near Bexhill, and later at Witley Camp, and arrived in France on 5th March 1916, where they took part in the attack on Aubers Ridge on 30th June, and were then moved to the Somme.  He was a machine gunner and whilst doing his duty in the Front Line, must have seen a trench mortar coming over from the enemy trenches because he apparently took cover in a dug-out.  The mortar landed near him, and the explosion caused the earth and sandbags to be thrown into the air and then fall on top of him, and he was dead by the time the stretcher bearers finally managed to get to him.     [Also on Ramsey St. Marys & Pondersbridge memorials]

WILLIS, Frank

Private – 82858

Royal Fusiliers  (City of London Regt, posted to 2/2nd London Regt)

Born at Stilton, son of George & Jane (nee COX) WILLIS of Lotting Fen, Ramsey Heights, enlisted at Bedford.  He was killed in action on Wednesday, 24th April 1918, aged 19 years, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, which encloses the Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France.   Formerly 30096 Bedfordshire Regt.

WILSON, Jesse

Private – 23739

2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

of Ramsey, son of Jesse & Elizabeth WILSON, was killed in action on Sunday, 9th September 1917, aged about 21 years, and his grave is in the Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

WOOD, Arthur

Private – 26123

9th Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regt.

Born at Ramsey St. Marys, son of Samuel & the late Jane (nee ROBINSON) WOOD, had served with the British Expeditionary Force in the trenches in France for about a year, when he was killed in action.  He died on Sunday, 3rd September 1916, aged 24 years, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.      [Also on Ramsey St. Marys & Pondersbridge memorials].     Formerly 26016 Bedfordshire Regt.

WOODWARD, Feary

Private – 46535 in the 6th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt.

Born at Pondersbridge, son of George Alfred & Elizabeth Ann (nee CUMBRIDGE) WOODWARD, enlisted at Peterborough.  He was killed in action on Sunday, 9th May 1915, aged about 19 years, and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.     [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Pondersbridge & Whittlesey memorials]

YERRELL, Samuel

 

Private – 19527 in the 8th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

Of Ramsey, Born 7th November 1866 at Wyboston, Eaton Socon, son of John & Mary YERRELL, enlisted at Huntingdon in February 1915.  He died of wounds on the Western Front, where he had been since September, on Saturday, 25th December 1915, aged 49 years, and his grave is in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  His son, Pte. Jack YERRELL of the 2nd Bn. Sherwood Foresters, who was serving in the area, was summoned to his father’s bedside and spoke to him before he died.  Another son, Sgt. S. YERRELL, who had volunteered at the age of 17, served in France and Italy, and was demobilised in May 1919.  Before the War he worked on Ramsey Council and also for Alfred CATON on Bodsey Farm, Ramsey.  He left a widow Annie (nee DENHAM) YERRELL, who he married at Ramsey on 15th November 1891, and family living at 2 Scotts Row, Newtown Road, Ramsey.

Formerly he served as 1304 in the Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalions.

QUERIES TO SORT  

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.     [His name was NOT Added to Ramsey memorial].

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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]