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

There is a framed "memorial" inside the parish church of the Holy Trinity.

Photographs Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000

1914 - 1918

Private 14111 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment killed in action on Thursday, 6th May 1915. Born Meldreth, enlisted Royston, resident Kensington, Middlesex. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See Meldreth also.
Company Serjeant Major 7623 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment killed in action on Thursday, 25th October 1917. Age 31. Born and resident Shepreth, enlisted Royston. Son of John Edward and Elizabeth Chamberlain, of Council Cottages, Meldreth; husband of Alice Chamberlain, of Hope Folly, Meldreth. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See Meldreth also.
Private 13671 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Born Meldreth, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave II. E. 11. See Meldreth also.
Private 327522 "D" Coy. 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment killed in action on Tuesday, 31st July 1917. Age 24. Born Meldreth, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth East, of North End, Meldreth; husband of Elsie Whitehall (formerly East), of North End, Meldreth. Formerly 5688 Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See Meldreth also.
Captain 6th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers who died of wounds on Thursday, 31st October 1918. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Farnham, of Meldreth, Cambs; husband of Daisy A. Farnham, of 10, Sydney Rd., Waltham Cross, Herts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXXV. B. 10. See Meldreth also.
Private G/43317, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday, 26th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Meldreth, enlisted Purfleet, Essex, and resident Cuxton, Kent. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60 and 61 See Meldreth also.
John William
Private 11012 2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards who was killed in action on Thursday, 14th September 1916. Age 32. Born Burwell, enlisted Cambridge. . Son of Robert Fuller, of Smith End, Barley, Royston, Herts; husband of Agnes E. Fuller, of Hope Folly, Meldreth, Cambs. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D. See Meldreth also.
Wilfred Ward
Private G/21166 7th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who was killed in action on Thursday, 26th October 1916. Age 20. Born Meldreth, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Royston. Son of Charles and Isabella Harrup, of "Fieldgate House," Meldreth. Formerly 26918, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Grave VII. K. 3. See Meldreth also.
Albert Negus, Private 18548 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment killed in action on Saturday, 24th April 1915. Born and enlisted Melbourn. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See Meldreth also.
Private 2670 Pay Office (Cairo), Army Pay Corps who died on Monday, 7th February 1916. Born Meldreth, enlisted London. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave D. 300. See Meldreth also.
[Samuel] Mark
Private 28206, 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th November 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Meldreth, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Samuel and Fanny Pepper, of Meldreth, Cambs. Formerly 20187, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 66. See Meldreth also.
1939 - 1945
James Raymond
Lieutenant 200204 Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), R.A.C. who died on Thursday, 16th September 1943. Age 24. Son of Alwyne Andrew and Evelyn Howard, of Meldreth. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave I. A. 44. See Meldreth also.
Joseph J
possibly JOSEPH JOHN KELLY Serjeant 6916995 H.Q. Sqn., 3rd (8th Bn. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Regt., Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. who died on Sunday, 9th July 1944. Age 28. Son of John Joseph and Clara Kelly, of Barking, Essex; husband of Florence Kelly, of Barking. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave II. C. 6. or JOSEPH JAMES KELLY Signalman 2319994 Royal Corps of Signals who died on Monday, 20th May 1940. Age 29. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 31. or JOSEPH JOHN KELLY Driver T/72084 1st Army Tank Bde. Coy., Royal Army Service Corps who died on Thursday, 27th November 1941. Age 30. Son of William and Sarah Kelly; husband of Anne E. J. Kelly, of Birkenhead. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 76. See Meldreth also.
George Clement Russell
Corporal 1621043 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 30th October 1945. Age 34. Son of Thomas Clement Cecil and Rose Pizzey; husband of Doris Kathleen Pizzey, of Meldreth. Buried in Meldreth Cemetery. Grave 97. See Meldreth also.
Reginald W
Corporal 7536802 Army Dental Corps who died on Saturday, 13th October 1945. Age 28. Son of Herbert John and Florence Pluck; husband of Enid Frances Pluck, of Shepreth. Buried in BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY, Evere, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave X. 28. 38. See Meldreth also.
Bert Richard Elijah
Private 1642266 4th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers who died on Thursday, 2nd November 1944. Age 34. Son of Elijah and Annie Maria Jane Radford; husband of Joyce Ethel Radford, of Stetchworth, Suffolk. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave 8. B. 20. See Meldreth also.
Albert Kitchener
Lance Corporal 7938897 2nd Bn., Worcestershire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 29th May 1945. Age 28. Son of Charles William and Mary Ann Walbey, of Meldreth. Buried in MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY, Bangladesh. Grave 3. E. 10. See Meldreth also.
Trooper 7949518 17th/21st Lancers, R.A.C. who died on Tuesday, 19th January 1943. Age 28. Son of Arthur and Jane Yuill; husband of A. M. Yuill, of Royston, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 3. See Meldreth also.

On Saturday the twenty-first day of October 1950 the treble bell in the tower of this parish church was dedicated by the archdeacon of Ely, the venerable H.F. Kirkpatrick, M.A., To the glory of God, for the use of his church, and in proud memory of the men of the parish who in two world wars gave their lives for their King and their fellow men. The bell bears the inscription: "Honour . The . Fallen. In Two . Wars . 1914-1918 . And . 1939-1945"; it weighs 4 cwt. 2 grs. 271bs: and was cast by Mears & Stainbank at the Whitechapel foundry. Towards its cost the sum of 125 came from a bequest by the late George S. W. JEBB, esquire, M.A., of Meldreth Manor, and the remainder was subscribed by the people of this parish. F. Conquest GLARE, M.A., F.S.A., Vicar; G.M. ADCOCK, A. TUCK, Churchwardens.

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