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CHEVELEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards
additional information Martin Edwards

There is a memorial cross near the churchyard of St Mary and the Holy Ghost in Heaven Church, High Street Cheveley. It takes the form of a tall column on an octagonal base that sits on 2 square bases. There are decorated bronze panels on the octagonal section. There are 22 names listed for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2. A further memorial contains a detailed list of all men who served during World War I and is to be found in the Church porch, it includes details of all overseas service and takes the form of a wooden Triptych to which two doors are hinged; it is topped with a triangular "roof". A panel with a shelf below this contains the dedication and the central section has been created in the form of a cross. The names are either side of the cross.. The names have been sorted here into alphabetical order within conflict.

Cheveley
Cheveley John Hendry (WMR-87348)

Remember the Cheveley men
who gave their lives
for their country
in the Great War
1914 1919.

Their name liveth for evermore.

Cheveley Church
Cheveley Church John Hendry (WMR-87351)

FOR
GOD KING & COUNTRY
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

THE HEROIC DEAD
PRESENTED TO MY BRAVE PARISHIONERS IN
GRATITUDE BY
Winifred McCalmon
........

ASHMAN

William

Private G/25944, 11th Battalion, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) formerly 28082, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 July 1917. Aged 39. Born Kirtling, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Newmarket, resident Cheveley. Son of Charles Ashman; husband of Mary Ann Ashman, of 4, Cheveley Park, Newmarket, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47.

CARDER

Reginald John

Private 36092, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on service 12 June 1918 [29 May 1918 on memorial]. Aged 19. Born Dullingham, enlisted Bedford, resident Ramsey, Huntingdonshire. Son of William John and Sarah Jane Carder, of Dullingham, Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

DANIELS

John Henry aka John Harry

Rifleman 47637, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles formerly S/4/094580, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born Suffolk, enlisted Bury St edmubnds. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 1.

DAVEY

George William

Rifleman 2133, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 4 April 1918. Born Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Newmarket, resident Ashley, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

DAVEY

Walter James

Private 21501, 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 December 1915. Aged 17. Born Exning, enlisted York, resident Newmarket. Son of George and Susannah Davey, of 48 Cottage, Cheveley, Newmarket, Cambs. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 81 to 84.

DOUBLE

Frederick Charles

Lance Corporal 5726, 1st Royal Dragoons. Killed in action 13 May 1915. Born Ipswich, Suffolk, enlisted London, resident Cheveley. Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

FOREMAN

Harold Cornelius

Private 14696, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 22. Born Cheveley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Foreman, of 40, Cheveley, Newmarket. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 6.

FOREMAN

Norris Robert

Private 9229, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 March 1916. Aged 29. Born Cheveley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Foreman, of Cheveley, Newmarket; husband of Hilda Annie Hurst (formerly Foreman), of Ousden, Newmarket. Previously served as 6904, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, attested 25 April 1905 in Bury St. Edmunds, aged 18 years 7 months, unmarried, a Labourer for Mr. Rolfe, height 5 feet 8 iunches, weight 109½ lbs, chest 34½-37 inches, fresh complexion, dark blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, obtained discarge by purchase 22 November 1905. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES No. 1 and No. 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 10.

GILSON

Alfred George

Private 15616, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 12 September 1916. Born Cheveley, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Grave lost. Special memorial.

HAZELWOOD

Nathan

Private 6192, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment formerly 26474, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 20 September 1916. Aged 34. Born and resident Cheveley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Charles and Emma Hazelwood, of 10, Broomstick Corner, Cheveley, Newmarket, Cambs. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 22. Grave 37.

HENLEY

Geoffrey

Private 2251 , 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 8 September 1915. Aged 19. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Harry and Hagar Henley, of The Gardens, Cheveley Park, Newmarket. A Clerk with Great Eastern Railway at Bury St Edmunds. Buried in 7th FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot IV. Row B. Grave 12. See also Liverpool Street Station Memorial

Photograph from Great Eastern Railway Magazine: December 1915 Supplement (No. 2) p2

HURST

Daniel

Private 14619, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 September 1916. Aged 22. Born Cheveley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of George and Mary Ann Hurst, of Green Farm, Hildersham, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

KING

Edward Percy

[Listed as Percy Edward KING in the Independent] Private 12529, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos 13 October 1915. Aged 32. Born Cheveley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Robert King, of 5, Broad Green, Cheveley, Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38.

KING

Harry James

Private 14207, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1916. Aged 24. Born Cheveley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Robert King, of 5, Broad Green, Cheveley, Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

KING

Willie Lionel

Private 14669, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 2 November 1918. Born Colchester, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mr. G. King, of 44, Church Lane, Cheveley, Newmarket. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 13.

LYES

Bertie

[Listed as 5th Battalion in porch] Private 35376 [CWGC] or 35379 [SDGW], 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 8 November 1916. Aged 26. Born Higham, resident and enlisted Newmarket. Son of James and Eliza Lyes. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 20.

MODEN

William James

Private 18120, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22 February 1917. Aged 23. Born Dullingham, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mrs. Moden, of 65, Little Green, Cheveley, Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

RAWSON

Edward Douglas

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1918. Aged 26. Son of the late Rev. E. O. Rawson (formerly Vicar of Ince, Cheshire), and Mrs. Rawson. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 18.

ROLFE

Herbert Gordon

Rifleman 200383, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Cheveley, enlisted London. Son of Charles and Susan Elizabeth Rolfe, of The Stores, Cheveley, Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

TUFFS

William

Private 2452, 1st/4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 22 July 1915. Aged 42. Enlisted Winchester, resident Owlesbury, hampshire. Son of the late Thomas and Sarah Tuffs, of Marham, Norfolk, husband of Clara Tuffs, of 5, Hilly Close, Owslebury, Winchester. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot V. Row B. Grave 16.

TWEED

Abel

Private 12760, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 29 October 1916. Aged 23. Born Cheveley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Mrs. Mary Tweed, of 63, Dover Cottages, Little Green, Cheveley, Newmarket. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 20.

WEBB

William George

Acting Sergeant 23749, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 24. Born Cheveley, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Frederick Samuel and Eliza Petch Webb, of Church Terrace, Cheveley, Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25.

WOOLLARD

George Charley

Private 332068, 2nd/9th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 1 June 1918. Aged 27. BornCowlinge, Newmarket, enlisted Seaforth, Lancashire, resident Prescot, Lancashire. Son of George and Mary Ann Woollard, of Ashley, Newmarket. Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row F. Grave 6.

1939 1946

BELL

Richard Lionel

[Listed on memorial as Royal Marines, No Marine of this name is listed on CWGC] Private 5932549, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 12 September 1944, captured at Singapore 15 February 1942, being transferred to Japan aboard Rakuyo Maru when the ship was sunk off East Hainan Island when torpedoed by U.S. Submarine "Sealion". Aged 28. Born 4 May 1916. Son of Thomas and Edith M. Turner, of Horton Kirby, Kent. Reisdent 6, Broad Green, Cheveley, Newmarket. A Labourer by trade. Next of kin his grandfather Mr. R. Bell of 6, Broad Green, Cheveley, Newmarket. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 58.

COCKERTON

John Harry

Sergeant 5932914, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 14 February 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Singapore. Aged 22. Born 26 July 1919, and resident Cambridgeshire. Baptised 31 August 1924 in Cheveley, son of Fred george and Rose Hannah Ellen Cockerton. Recorded in the 1921 census as being resident Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Grave lost. Special Mem. Plot 7. Row B. Grave 16.

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