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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave Edwards
Additional photographs & information David Male

This memorial is to be found inside the parish church of St. Mary's. It takes the form of a marblke plaque, with names on either side of a figure which appears to be St George. An addition below holds the names for World War 2. There are 29 names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Rod Vincent 2001
Webmaster of the Woodditton web site

These went forth from us and died for England.



Pte. 139522, 3rd Bt. Machine Gun Corps (Inf), died of wounds 28th October 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 Saxon Street.



possibly Company Sergeant Major, 320135, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 18th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born Sudbourne, Suffolk, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Formerly 1718, Suffolk Yeomanry. Son of William and Alice Chambers, of Marlesford, Suffolk. Buried in Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave I. C. 39.


William Chapman

Pte. 8th Bt. East Surrey Reg., killed in action 14 February 1917, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Born Hendringham, Norfolk (Hedingham on SDGW), enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Newmarket. Born 10th June 1896. Son of Mr & Mrs Harry Day of Crockfords Farm, Woodditton, Newmarket.


George Lazarus

Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 1st July 1916, age 36, born Disby Wood, Cambs, enlisted Newmarket, commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Son of James Dean.



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



L/Cpl. 8th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died of wounds 14th 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. See also Saxon Street.


Percy William

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. See also Saxon Street.



Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 1st 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 Saxon Street.



Gunner 50512, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 7th May 1917, age 22. Born Woodditton, enlisted Newmarket. Husband of Alice Catherine Jaggard, of Vine Cottage, Stetchworth, Newmarket, Cambs. Commemorated on the United Kingdom Memorial, England.


Frederick [A J] John Alfred

[FJA Mills on CWGC], Pte. 2nd Bt. Manchester Reg., died of wounds 20th March 1918, age 23, born Bradley, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket, resident Wooditton, buried: HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Son of Alfred and Annie Mills, of Stetchworth Rd., Woodditton, Newmarket. Formerly 28086, Norfolk Regiment.


George Albert

Pte. 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died of wounds 15th October 1915, age 21, born Wooditton, enlisted Newmarket, buried: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Son of John and Sarah Nunn, of 80, Woodditton, Newmarket.


Frederick [Charles]

Pte. 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Reg.), died 15th September 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 Saxon Street.


Joseph [William]

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


Charles Samuel

Sgt. 12th Labour Bt., South Staffordshire Reg., died 3rd December 1917, age 35, born Wooditton, enlisted Leicester, resident Somerby, Leicestershire, buried: NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Mrs. N. Pettitt, of 54, Saxon Street, nr. Newmarket.



[Probably incorrectly recorded as 'G' Pettitt in CWGC] Rfm. B/200971, 1st Bt. Rifle Brigade, killed in action 1st November 1918, age 20, born and resident Wooditton, enlisted Newmarket, buried: PRESEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Formerly 13/5775, 17th Battalion, Training Division.



Private 14025, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Woodditton, enlisted Newmarket. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.



Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died at home 7th June 1915, age 19, born Wooditton, enlisted Cambridge, buried: WOOD DITTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of Mrs. S. Pettitt, of 97, Church Cottage, Wood Ditton.



Pte. 8th Bt. Suffolk Reg., killed in action 20th July 1916, age 20, born Cheveley, enlisted newmarket, buried: QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Plume, of Woodditton, Newmarket. Born Cheveley, Newmarket.



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 Saxon Street and Exning.


George Henry

Pte. 1st Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 27th April 1915, age 29, buried: FORT PITT MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent, United Kingdom. Son of William Henry and Jane Elizabeth Smith, of 79, Wood Ditton, Newmarket. Native of Bury St. Edmunds.



Pte. 7th Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 10th April 1917, age 23, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Son of William and Mary Starvis, of 96, Church Cottages, Woodditton, Newmarket, Cambs.



possibly James William Stone, Private 17869, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, killed in action Wednesday, 2nd August 1916, born West Row, Suffolk, enlisted Newmarket. Age 25. Son of George and Emma Stone; husband of Nellie Stone, of West Row, Ely, Cambs. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A



Pte. East Anglian Div. Vet. Hosp., Royal Army Veterinary Corps, died at home 12th March 1917, age 21, enlisted Huntingdon, buried: WOOD DITTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Son of James and Sarah Swann, of 60, Knock Hall Rd., Greenhithe, Kent. Born at Wood Ditton.


Edward Romaine

Trp. Household Bt., died 22nd February 1917, age 29, buried: BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Son of Sam and Martha Thompson, of 20, London Rd., Newmarket, Suffolk.



Lance Corporal 41964, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, killed in action Thursday, 9th August 1917. Age 25. Born Newmarket, enlisted Westminster, Middlesex, resident Marylebone, Middlesex. Formerly 27263, Norfolk Regiment. Son of Sam and Martha Thompson, of 20, London Rd., Newmarket, Suffolk. Commmemorated YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39.



Sgt. 2nd Bt. Suffolk Reg., died 4th March 1915, commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.



Segeant 14049, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday, 20th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born Shouldham, Thorpe, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Thomas and Fanny Williamson, of Shouldham Thorpe, Norfolk. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 3.



Pte. 202238, 1st/1st Bt. Cambridgeshire Reg., killed in action 22nd August 1918, born Woodditton, enlisted Hitchin, Herts, buried: RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Formerly 3080, Hertfordshire, Yeomanry.



Pte. 16704, 2nd Bt. Northamptonshire Reg., killed in action 9th May 1915, age 23, born Woodditton, enlisted Northampton, commemorated: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.

1939 1945

George William

Civilian, died 29th October 1940, age 69, commemorated: RURAL DISTRICT OF NEWMARKET, Section of the Civilian War Dead Register. Of 13 Wood Ditton Road, Wood Ditton.



Possibly: W.O. Class 2, CSM Scots Guards, died 12th September 1944, age 32, buried: LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY, Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium. Son of Alexander Watson Law and Marion Noble Law; husband of Ada Laura Law, of Newmarket, Suffolk.


Kenneth Gordon

A/cm 1st Class, R.A.F.V.R., died 3rd October 1942, age 22, buried: BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Son of Harry S. Levett and Annie L. Levett, of Saxon Street, Cambridgeshire.

 Additional Churchyard burials and inscriptions

William Alfred

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1101719, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th September 1940. Buried in WOODDITTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.


Died 24th June 1917 age 22. Son of James & Eliza Smith. (The only James Smith killed on that day was James Smith, Private 30937, Durham Light Infantry, killed in action 24th June 1917, born and enlisted Darlington.)

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