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SAXON STREET - Roll of Honour

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

The former Church is now a private house, there is no memorial in the village, so these names have been taken from the First World War County Memorial in Ely Cathedral.

Victor AVIS


Pte. 139522, 3rd Bt. Machine Gun Corps (Inf), died of wounds 28/10/1918, age 21, born Woodditton, enlisted Newmarket, buried: ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Son of Walter and Alice Avis, of 11, Vinery Rd., Romsey Town, Cambridge. See also Woodditton.

Richard DRAKE

Pte. 12463, 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died of wounds 12/9/1917, born Exning, enlisted Newmarket, buried: TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. See also Woodditton.

Norman GENT

L/Cpl. 8th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died of wounds 14 October 1916, age 32, born and enlisted Newmarket, buried: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Joseph Gent, of Rose Villa, Saxon St., Newmarket, Cambs.

Percy William HOWE

Lance Corporal 52328, 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Divsion. Killed in action 13th October 1918. Born in Woodditton and enlisted in Newmarket. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment (23684). Commemorated on The Vis En Artois Memorial MR.16.


Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 1 July 1916, age 32, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Son of James Hubbard, of Saxon St., Newmarket; husband of Hilda May Hubbard, of Laburnum Terrace, Grantchester, Cambridge. Born Saxon Street, enlisted Newmarket. See also Grantchester and Woodditton.
Frederick [Charles] PEACHEY


Pte. 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Reg.), d 15/9/1916, age 24, buried: REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Son of Edward and Susannah Peachey, of Rose Cottage, Saxon St., Newmarket, England. See also Wooditton.

Joseph [William] PEACHEY Pte. 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 13 October 1915, age 20, born Wooditton, enlisted Newmarket, commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Son of the late James Peachey. See also Woodditton.

William SHARPE

Private, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment,), died 25/9/1916, commemorated: VIMY MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mrs Alice Sharpe, 67 Saxon Rd, Newmarket. Born 1895, Wood Ditton. See also Woodditton and Exning.


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12 July 2002

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