ST MARY - 1914-1918 Roll of Honour
World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Tony Legge
notes were attached with the information from Tony Legge and give a background
to the two Rolls. The actual Roll of Honour
with all names is on a separate page.
record was made of a printed ‘Roll of Honour,’ the record made on 26th
January 2001. The body of the form is printed and the ‘name’ ‘service’
and ‘details’ columns were filled in by hand. Although not directly named
as a record from the village of Harlton, the prevalence of local names
of the time supports this association. A check will be made with the appropriate
census returns. The capitals letters of names, places, Regiments and significant
words in ‘remarks’ columns are executed in decorative lettering. In the
lower caption, the words ’who are on active service’ have been changed
to ‘...were on active service.’ The layout of the form as given here is
a reasonably close approximation to the original.
deaths of men from the village are recorded on a separate wooden tablet
inside the church. These are:"
29 January, 2022
[on plaque as XI Suffolks July 1916] Private 16325, 11th Battalion,
Suffolk Regiment. Born Harlton, enlisted Cambridge. Killed in action
Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France and Flanders. Buried in Gordon
Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France. Grave VIII.
plaque as XI Suffolks July 1916] Private 16329, 11th Battalion,
Suffolk Regiment. Born Harlton, enlisted Cambridge. Died of wounds
Thursday, 24th August 1916 in France and Flanders. Age 19. Son of
Mrs. C. Richmond, of Fulbourn. Buried in North-West part of Harlton
(St Mary) Churchyard.
plaque as XIV Hants August 1917] Private 26682, 14th (Service) Battalion,
Hampshire Regiment. Born and resident Harlton, enlisted Cambridge.
Died of wounds Wednesday, 1st August 1917 in France and Flanders.
Age 21. Formerly 23764, Suffolk Regiment. Son of David and Elizabeth
Patman, of Hern Cottage, Harlton. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military
Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XVII. A. 5.
[on plaque as R. G. A. April 1918] Gunner 164043, 22nd Heavy Battery,
Royal Garrison Artillery. Born and resident Harlton, enlisted Bury
St Edmunds. Died of wounds Tuesday, 30th April 1918 in France and
Flanders. Age 36. Son of James Matthews, of Harlton, Cambridge.
Buried in Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave II. D. 19.
[on plaque as X Suffolks August 1918] - No entry in either the Soldiers
Died CD or the Commonwealth War Graves site.
[on plaque as Sherwood Foresters March 1917] Private 201129, 2/5th
Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Regiment.
Born Harston (Men who Died CD) and enlisted Derby. Killed in action
Friday, 30th March 1917 in France and Flanders. Age 37. Son of Absolom
and Emma MacE, of Harlton, Cambs; husband of Rose MacE, of 72, Bridge
Gate, Derby. Buried in Hancourt British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Grave E. 23.
Curiously, none of these men are recorded on the roll of honour,
though two other men are recorded as dying in action among those
listed as ‘connected with the village.’
A. J. Legge
6852255 1st Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps who died on Thursday 7
December 1944, age 30. Commemorated: CASSINO MEMORIAL Italy. Husband
of J. Pagram, of Washington, Co. Durham.
287 Field Coy., Royal Engineers, d 13/2/1942, age 22, commemorated:
SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Son of George and Eliza Willmott,
of Harlton, Cambridgeshire.