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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Dave Edwards

extra information supplied by Haddenham Local History Group

The Haddenham War Memorial is to be found on the Green at the centre of the village and takes the form of a Cornish granite Celtic style wheel cross on a tapering plinth with a single-step base. There are 34 names listed for World War 1 and 10 for World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled by Captain Colin Reith Coote on 26th January 1921; details appeared in the Cambridge Independent Press 4th February 1921. A photograph exists of the dedication on the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network website.

Photographs Copyright © Ann Thompson - 2000

Lest we forget.

In memory of the men
of Haddenham
who made the supreme sacrifice
during the Great War 1914 – 1918

Ernest Charles
Driver L/39422, "A" Battery, 307th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 34. Enlisted and resident London. Son of Martha Jane Acred, of Hop Row, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs., and the late William Acred. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Private 40433, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 May 1917. Born Haddenham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Edward Ainger of West End, Haddenham, brother of Herbert (below). Formerly 4196, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private 20817, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Born Haddenham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Edward Ainger of West End, Haddenham, brother of Archibald (above). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private 29681, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 29 January 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident Aldreth, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Son of John and Jane Allebone, of Aldreth, Haddenham; husband of Nellie Allebone, of Hillrow, Haddenham, Cambs. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, Somme, France.
Robert William
Private 18459, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 July 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Earith, enlisted Bedford. Son of Herbert and Annie G. Ambrose, of Hillrow, Causeway, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Sidney Marcus
Private 202471, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Born Whitehall, Middlesex, enlisted Ely. Formerly 3589, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
[Walter] Leonard
Private 326557, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1916. Enlisted Cambridge. Labourer from Haddenham. Formerly 3998, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Corporal 42526, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, Killed in action 30 August 1918. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Haddenham. Son of John and Harriet Burton, of High St., Haddenham, Ely; husband of Ellen Augusta Burton, of 14, St. Margaret's Place, Old Fletton, Peterborough. Formerly 30828, Bedfordshire Regiment. Awarded the Miltary Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Arthur Ernest
Private CH/19336, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died of wounds at 4.15am in 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 22 November 1916 from gunshot wounds received to the head on 13 November 1916. Aged 19. Born 20 March 1897 in Southery, Ely. Son of Simon and Rebecca Carman, of Hibrow Fen, Gravel Pit Grove, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs. Enrolled in Royal Marines 26 October 1914 in Nottingham. Clerk by trade. Height 5 feet 51/8 inches, complexion fresh, eyes blue, hair brown. Was with the Chatham Battalion in the Mesopotamian Eexpeditionary Force 17 July 1915 until 29 August 1915 when he contracted dysentery, he rejoined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 11 October 1915 until he was wounded 13 November 1916. His baptism is registered in Methwold Parish 14 May 1897, parents Simon and becky Carman, birth date given as 6 March 1897 (his date in Royal Marines Register is 20 March 1897). Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row B. Grave 6A.
Sidney Arthur
Private 320915, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 5 September 1918. Aged 20. Born Haddenham and enlisted Newmarket. Formerly 19789, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Ste Radegonde, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 8.
Private 326551, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 27. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Charles, of West End, Haddenham, Ely. Formerly 3980, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Clem 'Clement' [Claude]
Private 2126A, 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in action 29 August 1915. Aged 21. A Labourer. Living Lt Thetford 1901, aged 6, born Waterbeach Fen, Cabridgeshire. Australian Archives confirms that their man was born Waterbeach and mother living at Haddenham in WW1. Enlisted 28 April 1915 in 6th R/ct 3 Battalion, joined 3rd Battalion 4 August 1915. Mother listed as H B Bidwell, of Aldreth, Haddenham Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC, Turkey. See also Little Thetford. See Australian Circular
John [B]
Private 51632, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 April 1918. Aged 36. Born Haddenham, enlisted Norwich, resident Littleport. Son of George Granger, of Grange Farm, Hackwold, Brandon, Suffolk; husband of Hannah E. Granger, of Ely Rd., Littleport, Ely, Cambs. Formerly 29240, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private G/21103, 2nd Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 2 November 1918. Aged 35. Born Haddenham, enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex, resident Whitton, Middlesex. Formerly 9686, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Tezze British Cemetery, Italy.
Henry aka Harry
Private 326552, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Hall; husband of Florence Mabel Carter (formerly Hall), of 32, Prospect Row, King's Rd., Bury St. Edmund's. Lived Mill End, Haddenham. Formerly 3983, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.
William [H]
Private 32514, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 16 October 1917. Born and resident Haddenham, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 575, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private 59477, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 20. Born haddenham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Smith Hayden and Mary Ann Hayden, of Aldreth, Ely, Cambs. Buried in Preux-Au-Bois Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
either Arthur HOSTLER, Gunner 153363, 111th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 12 June 1919. Aged 37. Son of Thomas and Sarah Hostler, of Aldreth, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs.; husband of Nellie Elizabeth Hostler, of 38, Fermoy Rd., Harrow Rd., Paddington. Buried in Paddington Cemetery, Middlesex, United Kingdom.

or Arthur Cuttriss Private 2294, 1st/1st South Midland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 3 July 1916. Born Haddenham, enlisted Birmingham. Buried in Mesnil Communal Cemetery Exetnsion, Somme, France. Commemorated on Mesnil Dressing Station. Memorial 4.

Arthur Cuttriss
Private 2294, 1st/1st South Midland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps., Died of wounds 3rd July 1916. Born Haddenham, enlisted Birmingham, Warwickshire. Buried in, and commeorated on a special memorial in Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
John [Louis]

Private 7921, 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 13 September 1914 when the battalion were taking part in the crossing of the Aisne. Aged 26. Husband of Grace Eleanor O'Rourke, [formerly Markwell, of Haddenham], of 4, Little Parkfield Rd., Lark Lane, Liverpool. - in 1907 in Gosport Hampshire he married Grace Eleanor Markwell of Haddenham, Cambs. He is recored in the parish records as a labourer of this parish in 1908 when his 12 hour old son was buried and in 1910 at the baptism of his daughter Lilian. The family are shown in Liverpool on the CWGC record but Lilian was at school in Haddenham until May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL.

Research by Haddenham Local History Group:

Initially the only apparent connection between John and Haddenham was that his name was on the War Memorial. He turned out to have been Haddenham’s first fatality of the war.

After some digging we found that John Louis O’Rourke was at some point Louis John O’Rourke from the Liverpool area, but in 1907 he married Grace Eleanor Markwell, of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire at Alvestoke near Gosport in Hampshire. How and where they met is a mystery.

They do not appear to have been living here in 1911 but the Haddenham parish records of 1908 show the burial of their 12 hour old unbaptised son and John as a labourer of this parish. Their daughter Lilian was baptised in Haddenham in 1910.

When John joined the army we don’t know – he may have been a special reservist – but on 12th August 1914 he was sent to France with the 1st Battalion the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment while his family were living in Lark Lane Liverpool.

Two Army Corps were initially sent to France to be joined by a third towards the end of the month giving a total of about 120,000 – this was the BEF, (British Expeditionary Force), Britain’s ‘contemptible little army’.

The BEF assembled at Maubeuge close to the Belgian border and around the 20th August began to advance towards Belgium on the left flank of, but slightly back from, the French 5th army.

The French, it must be remembered, had been fighting since early August, launching attack after attack into German held territory only to repulsed in most cases with heavy losses. The French pre-war military ethos was that attack was the best form of defense and that esprit de corps would win over the most modern of weapons. So they attacked in what would become known as the Battle of the Frontiers, with blue jackets and red trousers, with flags flying and in some cases bands playing – and they paid the price. On the 22nd of August (before the BEF had fired a shot in anger) they suffered what would be the heaviest loss experienced by any army in a single day throughout the war.

At the end of that one day 26,000 Frenchmen were dead and more than double that wounded.

French intelligence had told the BEF and French 5th Army that they were advancing towards a division, possibly an army corps of reservists screened by uhlans (cavalry). What was actually coming their way was the German first and second armies – in excess of 600,000 men.

The British and German first army came together at Mons on the 23rd of August and whilst they gave a good account of themselves the BEF was forced to withdraw as the French were in retreat. Three days later they made a stand at Le Cateau and this gave the Germans a bloody nose, slowed them down and allowed the BEF to withdraw in good order. Most of the fighting so far had involved 2 Corps so John O’Rourke was not yet involved.

The retreat continued with rear guard actions by both corps being fought. The BEF were pushed back across the river Aisne and to within 30 miles of Paris, nearly 200 miles from Mons.

At some point John’s family moved back to Haddenham. We know this because the school register shows that Lilian was at school here up to May 1915. John would not join them.

The Germany army was stopped at the River Marne, and from the 6th of September retreated back across the Aisne where they dug in on the high ground overlooking the river. On the 13th of September almost one month after John’s arrival in France the BEF attempted to cross the Aisne in several places and it was in this operation that John was killed. The operation to cross the river was a success but the month long battle to evict the Germans from their positions was not and John’s regiment suffered badly in the attempts. Between the 15th and the 17th The Loyal North Lancashires lost 9 officers killed and five wounded along with 500 other ranks. One company which crossed the Aisne 200 strong found itself reduced to two officers and 25 men.

In 1915 John’s family moved back to Liverpool but must have maintained their links with the village through his widow, because John’s name is on the memorial and after she died in 1935 in Hesswell near Liverpool she was bought back to be buried here. Her grave is among those of other Markwells in the churchyard.

Private 41277, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who died of wounds on Wednesday, 27th December 1916. Age 34. Born, resident and enlisted Haddenham. Husband of A. Oakey, of "Black Horse," Hilhon, Haddenham, Cambs. Formerly 34787, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 11
Private G/14080, 12th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 18 September 1916. Aged 24. Son of William and Alice Patterson, of Hillrow, Haddenham; husband of Ann Beeton Patterson, of Hillrow, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs. Buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Plot/Row/Section AF. Grave 2014.
Private 201326, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in Palestine 30 October 1917. Aged 24. Born Sutton, enlisted Ely, resident Haddenham. Son of William and Alice Patterson, of 9, Newtown, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
William Curtis
Private 722977, 1st/24th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 15 September 1916. Born Colchester, enlisted Kings Lynn, resident Wisbech. Formerly 24960, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Everard Marsden
Lieutenant, Royal Air Force (formerly Royal Naval Air Service). Drowned at Sunda Bay in the Aegean 6 August 1918 while on a scouting mission. Born 11 September 1893. Son of Everard Lavender Porter, of The Manor, Haddenham, Ely, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was the son of Everard Alvender and Sara Elizabeth Porter, aged 17, Assisting on Farm, born Haddenham, resident Station Road, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs. He first served 16 January 1915 as F3117, H.M.S. Pembroke III and finished his service with the RNAS on H.M.S. President II. Buried in Suda Bay War Cemetery, Greece. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 14. See also Cambridge County High School

An extract from National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1919 reads:

PORTER Everard Marsden of Haddenham Isle of Ely died 6 August 1918 at Suda Bay Aegean Sea Administration London 26 July to Everard Lavender Porter farmer.
Effects £235 4s. 4d.

Extract from Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 06 September 1918, page 6:

Lieut. E. M. Porter Drowned While Scouting in Ægean Sea.

We deeply regret to record the fact that Lieut. E. Marsden Porter, R.A.F., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Everard L. Porter, of the Manor, Haddenham, was drowned while scouting in the Ægean Sea. The young officer, who was in his 25th year, was educated at Soham Grammar School and Cambridge County School, and being of an engineering turn of mind, devoted his studies in that direction until the outbreak of the war, when he joined the Huntingdon Cyclist Corps in September 1914. In the following December he transferred into the Royal Naval Armoured Car Section, with which he was drafted for active service in the East in August, 1915, and was at Gallipoli onwards until the evacuation. Afterwards he went to Egypt, and on returning to England and the disbandment of the Armoured Car Section, he obtained a commission in the Royal Naval Air Service, and obtained his pilot’s certificate in September, 1916. In November 1917 he was drafted again to the East Mediterranean and attached to one of H.M. ships, upon which he was dispatched thither only a fortnight before he met with the unfortunate accident which resulted in the loss of a young life full of promise for the future, as is evidenced in the following extracts from a letter dated August 8th, received from Commanding Officer confirming the sad news of his death:-

“I regret exceedingly having to cause you further anguish, but I feel that you and your son’s relatives and friends must be anxiously awaiting details of the circumstances attending on the occurrence which unfortunately ended a life abounding in promise of fame and honour in the service of his King and country.

"Lieut. Porter had only joined this station from Base Headquarters a fortnight ago, but in few days had made himself beloved by every one of his messmates by his never-failing optimism and cheerfulness. He was engaged in scout duty in connection with suppression of the submarine menace and was flying a of seaplane on which he was singularly skilful. On the morning of the 6th he left at dawn in the most peaceful, calm weather; in fact, such conditions as to necessitate extra caution in landing, as the water, being mirror-like, is most deceiving, and most difficult to locate the surface. On returning to make the landing his machine was seen to fly at maximum speed straight into the water, and eye-witnesses say there was doubt at all that the pilot was confident that he was still a fair height from the water. The machine was completely wrecked, and sank instantly. When the wreck was brought ashore the pilot was found entangled among wires and other fabric, and resuscitation was begun at nonce. After 35 minutes work, Dr. Loutitt, R.N.V.R., declared life extinct.

"The obsequies were held the same day, he being accorded an Air Force funeral, with full honours. There was a large attendance of military and naval officers, as well as diplomatic representatives of England, France, Italy, and Russia. The local garrison kindly loaned their hand and a large escort. There were several lovely wreaths."


Photograph Copyright ©
Barry Cundell 2010
Private 2669, 'A' Company, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 30. Born Haddenham, enlisted Wisbech. Son of Thomas and Rebecca Ransome, of Linden End, Haddenham, Isle of Ely, Cambs. Lived in Fridaybridge for 15 years. The 1901 cenus gives him as the son of Thomas and Rebecca Rasome, aged 16. Teamster on Farm, born Haddenham, resident Froze (possibly Froys) End, Haddenham. Buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


Probably the same as Over and Over St Mary, William ROBINSON, Rifleman (Lance Corporal) C/6852, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and resident Over, enlisted London. Son of Charles Downs Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson, of Model Dwellings, Church End, Over, Cambs. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Grave I. A. 48.
George J
[GE Russell inside church] Private, 240069. 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 19 April 1918. Aged 34. Son of George and Elizabeth Russell, of Haddenham, Cambs; husband of Agnes Annie Russell, of Moulton, Newmarket. Reservist, enlisted on 4 August 1914. Served in France, returned to England with trench fever, then sent back to France, where he served in the Medical Corps. Killed when recovering wounded in April 1918. Married local girl Agnes Moss, on 27th February 1911, moved to Newmarket. The family moved back to Moulton when war started to live at the thatched cottage, No 20 the Street. Buried in Mont Noir Military Cemetery, St. Jans-Cappel, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 2.
Private 242060, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 11 April 1918. on of Reg Sgt Maj H. SMITH of The Manse Haddenham. Born India, enlisted Ely, resident Wilburton. Formerly 7602, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. See also Wilburton.
Ebenezer Edward
Sergeant H/7067, 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex Duke of Cambridge's Hussars). Died in Egypt 14 August 1918. Born Wilburton, enlisted Ely, resident Sheffield. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, son, soldier visiting, married, born Wilburton, resident Hop Row, Haddenham, Cambs. Entitled to British War Medal and Victory Medal. Formerly 20th Hussars, Warwickshire Yeomanry. Went to the front 16 August 1914. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Section AA. Grave 15.
Private 24227, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 9 August 1916. Born Haddenham, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in Varrennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. See also Liverpool Street Station, London
Robert William Webster aka Bob
Private 16321, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 8 May 1917. Aged 25. Born Haddenham, enlisted Cambridge. Eldest son of William and Hannah Amelia Toates, of Haddenham, Cambs. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
probably Petty Officer 298514 H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died Sunday 14 April 1918. Aged 37. Husband of Mary Ann WILLIAMS (formerly WATTS) of 155, Finnis St., Bethnal Green, London. Buried at Wallsend (Church Bank) Cemetery, Northumberland.
[Spelt WOOLF on SDGW] Private 24589, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Born Stretham, enlisted Haddenham. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.

The following additional First World War names
are recorded inside the church:

[Hugh] Anthony [Rupert]
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died from an attack of menigitis 3 August 1915. Aged 22. Son of Rev. W. T. R. Crookham, C.B.E., T.D., (formerly vicar of Haddenham), and Beatrice Crookham, of The Vicarage, Wisbech. Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, B.A. 1915. Born 30/4/1893, educated Felsted School, Essex. Scholarship to Jesus College, Cambridge in 1912. Commissioned 1914 in 2/1st Cambs. Regiment. BA in 1915. To B Company, 1/1st Cambs. on 19 June 1915, severely wounded by rifle grenade 3 July 1915 causing a wound to the skull. Buried in Le Treport Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France. [See Also Wisbech]

Extract from The Times Friday 13 Aug 1915: page 5
Private G/25878, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 8 October 1916. Born and resident Haddenham, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Edward [Castray]
Captain, 2nd Regiment South African Infantry. Died 12 February 1918. Aged 39. Husband of Lucy Christian Guiney, of Haddenham Rectory, Ely, Cambs., England. No known grave. Commemorated on Mombasa British Memorial, Kenya.
Company Serjeant Major 8314, 11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds in Salonika 4 September 1918. Aged 32. Son of Alfred Pardoe, of Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster; husband of Mabel Helen Pardoe, of West End, Haddenham, Ely. Buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.

DCM Citation London Gazette 16 January 1915:

8314 Serjeant J. Pardoe, 5th Bn., Worc. R.
For gallantry and ability during the advance through a very difficult country under heavy fire. Rendered valuable assistance to Company Commander.

Vincent [Robert]
2nd Lieutenant, New Army List, attached to Worcestershire Regiment. Died 16 August 1917. Aged 27. Son of Samuel Francis and Elizabeth Wordingham, Hill House, Stiffkey. Former assistant master South District School, March; husband of Annie Wordingham, of 1822, Morgan Place, Hollywood, California, U.S.A. Formerly kite balloon observer with Royal Flying Corps, then attached as intelligence officer, Worcestershire Regiment. Member of the N.U.T., Isle of Ely Branch, Lieutenant, member of the Intelligence Corps. [See also March.] Buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boezinge, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

In memory of the men of Haddenham
who made the supreme sacrifice
during the War 1939 – 1945

Clarence William
Private, Pioneer Corps. Died 28 February 1941. Aged 25. Son of Charles and Lily Ainger, of Haddenham. Buried in Haddenham Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
Arthur Ernest
Private, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, died during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore 7 February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Carmen; husband of A. E. Carmen, of Long Stanton, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Edward Montague
Probably: Signalman, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 30 August 1944. Born and resident Cambridgeshire. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy.
[A Clements inside church] Private, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 29 May 1940. Aged 25. Son of John Herbert and Polly Clements; stepson of Mrs. J. E. Clements, of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. See also Wisbech Isle of Ely Constabulary, Wisbech Police Station
George Edmund
Lance Sergeant, 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 30 January 1944. Aged 34. Son of William Bernard Lees and of Isabella Lees (nee Fardon); husband of Marjorie Lees (nee Howard), of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.
Harry Jack Thomas
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, Prisoner of war. Died at sea 21 September 1944 age 25. Husband of C. M. Mansfield, of Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
John Bedford
Flight Sergeant, 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 May 1943. Aged 23. Son of Arthur and Marjorie A. Norman, of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. 27 Squadron flew Beaufighters and Mosquitos from Agartala, India. Buried in Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.
Arthur James
[Listed as A A PALMER on CWGC] Lance Bombardier, 14249912, Royal Artillery, who died on Monday 1 February 1943. Son of Arthur and Alice Louise Palmer, of Haddenham. Buried in HADDENHAM CEMETERY Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
Walter James
Possibly: Guardsman, Walter James Peters, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards d 4 April 1944. Aged 29. Son of Ernest and Maria Peters. Born and residetn Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy.
Alec John
Trooper, ‘A’ Squadron, 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers, R.A.C.. Died 16 June 1942. Aged 23. Son of Ernest Stringer, and of Eva Gladys Stringer, of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Aalmein Memorial, Egypt.
William George
[List on memorial as George William Webster] Aircraftman 1st Class, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 July 1941. Aged 21. Son of William Webster, and of Sarah Webster, of Wilburton, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom.
Claude Albert James
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, Prisoner of war, Died of cholera at Takanun 6/1943. Aged 30. Son of Luke and Ethel Woodbridge; husband of Gwendoline Joan Woodbridge, of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

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