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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Rouse - 2001

The memorial tablet is in the front porch of Beechurst, which became the Soham Grammar School in 1925. The memorial would have been moved from the former premises in the centre of Soham. It is grey marble on a black marble background. The Grammar School crest is carved at the top. The Old Boys' who died in the Second World War are commemorated in a Book of Remembrance.

The sad footnote is that Beechurst was built by Charles and Annie Morbey in 1900. It is their son, Charles Frederick William Morbey, whose name is recorded on the memorial in what was his former home.

For more details about Soham Grammar School see the Soham Grammarians website.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Scurrah - 2001

"To the Glorious Memory
of the Old Soham Grammarians
who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-1919"

BOON Harry Montague
Private 92303 3rd Bn., Royal Fusiliers posted to 3rd Bn., London Regt (Royal Fusiliers) who died of wounds on Friday, 6th September 1918. Age 18. Born and resident Fordham, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Harry and Emma Boon, of Croft House, Fordham, Cambs. Formerly TR/13/61122, 53rd Grad. Bn., Kings Royal Rifles. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave R. III. K. 3. See also Fordham Memorial.
BROWN Fredrick 'Fred' [Alfred]
Private 11000, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 14th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Soham, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, resident Newmarket, Cambs. Husband of Mrs. R. D. Brown, of 23, Park St., Walsoken, Wisbech, Cambs. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row E Grave 1. See also Soham Memorial.
CULLIN James Robert
Corporal 22/1118, 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Monday 23rd October 1916 in France and Flanders. Age 25. Born Fulham, London, enlisted Seahm Harbour, resident Newcastle-on-Tyne. Son of Isaac James and Frances Mary Cullin, of 72, Cherryhinton Rd., Cambridge. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14A and 15C,
CUTCHEY Reginald Walton
[Spelt CUTCHY in records] Corporal 43366, 19th Amb. Train, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Sunday 16th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Entered school 1905. Born Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, enlisted London. Son of A. E. and Florence Cutchey, of 67, St. Agnes Place, Kennington, London, formerly 2, Courtenay St., Kennington. Buried in WAVANS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 1.
Lance Corporal 12232, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 30th october 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Exning, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Fiarry and Kate Clara Dennis, of Oxford St., Exning, Newmarket. Father was a butcher in Exning. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 37 and 38
Private, 18695, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry who died on Thursday, 24th May 1917. Age 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dennis, of Devon Cottage, Market St., Fordham, Cambs. Buried in MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 25. See also Soham Memorial.
EASTER Robert Alfred
Private, 9533, Depot, Suffolk Regiment who died on Monday, 2nd July 1917. Age 19. Son of Alfred and Sarah Elizabeth Easter, of St. John's Square, Soham. buried in SOHAM CEMETERY, Soham, Cambridgeshire. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 495.
EDMUNDS Cecil Harry
Lieutenant 21st Battalion, London Regt (First Surrey Rifles) who died on Saturday, 23rd March 1918. Age 28. Son of Alfred and Marian Edmunds, of Soham, Cambs.; husband of Constance Ada Edmunds, of "St. Olaf," Swinburne Avenue, Broadstairs, Kent. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 6. See also Soham Memorial.
EDMUNDS Guy Victor
Second Lieutenant, 21st Battalion, London Regt (First Surrey Rifles), who died on Tuesday, 23rd May 1916. Age 19. Son of Alfred and Marion Edmunds, of Sussex House, Soham, Cambridgeshire. Commermorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10. See also Soham Memorial.
Private 2000, 1st/2nd East Anglian Field Amb, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds on Tuseday 26th October 1915. Age 23. Son of Sansam and Lucy Ann Jarrold, of St. Bernards, Soham, Cambs. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 199 and 200 or 236 to 239 and 328
MORBEY Charles Frederick William
Captain, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 9th August 1917. Age 28. Son of Charles and Annie Morbey, of "Beechurst," Soham, Cambs. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 8. See also Soham Memorial.
OSBORNE Edward Bertram
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion attached 5th Battalion, Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds on Monday 1st April 1918 in German hands. Science teacher at school in 1905. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 1.
No further information currently - there was a R W F PRICE at Fordham School.
Private 240221, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 5th May 1917 in Egypt. Born Freckenham, Suffolk, enlisted Mildenhall. In the 1911 census he is the son of William W and MAry Rumbelow, aged 15, a Farmer's Son working on farm, born Freckenham, resident Freckenham, Soham, Cambridgeshire (sic). Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 289. William RUMBELOW was in the school in 1908.
TOWNSEND Harry Gordon
Lance Corporal, 2444, City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) who died on Friday, 12th July 1918. Age 22. Son of Harry Warwick Townsend and Constance Townsend, of "Sunnyside," Soham, Cambs. Buried in FORDHAM (SS. PETER AND MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire in North-East part. See also Soham Memorial.
Sapper 164966, General Base Depot, Royal Engineers. Died on Sunday 18th February 1917. Age 29. Born Sudbury, Suffolk, enlisted Chatham, Kent, resident Wivenhoe, Essex. George Varrow was the son of William & Elizabeth Varrow, born b. 1888. George was educated at Soham Grammar School, Soham Cambridgeshire. Husband of Beatrice E. Varrow, of "The Firs," High St., Wivenhoe, Essex. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot V. Row I. Grave 5

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