Ramsey Soldiers - F.

The First World War.

 Notes on soldier.

Fellowes, The Hon. Coulson Churchill

FELLOWES, The Hon. Coulson Churchill – Captain, 1st Bn. Life Guards.

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

Farrington - E. A. 8/12/1916 -From a local newspaper - Local War News - Roll of Honour - KILLED Pte. E. A. Farrington, Ramsey, Middlesex Regt.
Fensome - Walter

FENSOME, Walter – Lance Corporal – S4/184822, 62nd Divisional Supply Column, Royal Army Service Corps.

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

Few - Horace Arthur. From a local newspaper dated the 09/11/1916 - Other Ramsey casualties reported this week are: - Corpl. Horace Few, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Few, Forty Foot Bank, Ramsey was killed on Sunday Oct. 20? At the age of 22 years.

FEW, Horace Arthur – Corporal – 270087, 1st/6th Bn. Manchester Regt.

From Ramsey, born at Chatteris, Cambs, youngest son of David Leeden & Mary Elizabeth FEW of Fortyfeet Bank, Ramsey, was killed in action while attacking a German position on Sunday, 20th October 1918, aged 22 years, and was buried in the Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.  He had seen 17 months service in France, and died about a month after spending a short leave at home with his parents.    [Not on Ramsey memorial]   Formerly 202946 Norfolk Regt.

Few - Stanley.

FEW, Stanley – Private – 27302, 4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

He was 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.

Peterborough Advertiser dated 2nd September 1916 - Pte. Stanley Few, Great Whyte Ramsey, Wounded.

Fordham - [P.C.] From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Fordham, [P.C.] Grenadiers.
Fox - A. T. From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Fox, A. T., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

Fox - J.

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Fox, J., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

Fox - Percy Ernest Cecil.

FOX, Percy Ernest Cecil – A/Corporal – 320315, 15th Bn.  (Suffolk Yeomanry)  Suffolk Regt.

From 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. From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Fuller, L., Canadians.  His Regimental No. was 1170 in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.) and was killed on March 08, 1915.
Fuller - Thomas Arthur.

FULLER, Thomas Andrew – Sergeant – 9114, 1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regt.

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

Fullilove - L.

FULLER, Leonard – Private – 1170, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry  (Eastern Ontario Regt)

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

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Fullilove, L., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.
Furnell - Charles Victor From a local newspaper dated the 29/09/1917 - Pte. Charles Victor Furnell, London Regiment, of Ramsey is suffering. For a second time from shell-shock and gas poisoning, and is now lying at the Salford Royal Hospital. He is reported as going on well [photo page 2].
The Second World War.

 Notes on soldier.

FEAST, John William (Jack)

FEAST, John William (Jack) – Gunner – 1055916,  33rd Field Regt, Royal Artillery.

He was the son of Edward & Carrie FEAST, had been reported missing since ‘Dunkirk’, and was later presumed to have been killed in action on Saturday, 1st June 1940, aged 36 years, and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial which stands at the entrance to the British War Graves Section of the Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France.  As a Reservist, he was called up at the beginning of the War, having previously been employed as a lorry driver for Messrs. SLOTE Brothers, of Ramsey St. Marys.  He left a widow Lilian May (nee SHAILES) FEAST living at Ramsey St. Marys.      [Also on Ramsey St. Marys & Holme memorials]   He is remembered on the Ramsey War Memorial.
FRANCIS, Alfred James William

FRANCIS, Alfred James William – Private – 5827514,  4th Bn. Suffolk Regt.

He wa sthe eldest son of Alfred James & Jessie FRANCIS of the Council Houses, Ramsey Mereside, died on Wednesday, 23rd August 1945, aged 25 years, and his name is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial which stands in the Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.  He had been taken prisoner at Singapore on 15th February 1942, and died at sea from exposure and heat while a prisoner of war in Japanese hands in Thailand.  Before joining the Suffolk Regt. in October 1939, he was employed by Mr. John Edward CADE.   He is remembered on the Ramsey War Memorial.
Associated Information.
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Flowers - Henry.

Brass plaque located on wall of Ramsey St. Mary’s Church.

In memory of  Arthur HUBBARD, Pte., 2nd Bt. Grenadier Guards. &

Henry FLOWERS, Trp., 34th Imperial Yeomanry

4th Hunts Volunteer Battalion. Who lost their lives during the South African War 1899-1902.

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