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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Dave Edwards
additional information Michael Halford

These names are taken from the church guidebook, they were originally recorded in a "Victory Bible", which is now missing.

Algar BENTON (alias Joseph BLAKE)

Recorded by the Rector in his list of parishioners in 1915, as follows. "Algar Benton (alias Joseph Blake). He was living with Mr & Mrs Sallis-Walker, 3 (asserted) adopted children named Bidwell, and William Cawthorn at Coldharbour Farm". It seems possible that he was enlisted under his other name.

John Francis EVANS

Acting Cpl. 43005, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, killed in action 3rd September 1916, age 21. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Born and resident Steeple Gidding, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Mark Evans, and Ann Evans, of Great Gidding, Peterborough. See also Great Gidding.

Sidney Bernard GOODWIN

Pte. 267158, 2nd/1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, killed in action 22dn August 1917, age 23, commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enlisted Oundle, resident Steeple Gidding. Son of George William and Elizabeth Jane Goodwin.


Son of Mr and Mrs Jackson from Whitehall Farm. - No further information currently

George Lionel SHERING

Pte. 35592, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment, killed in action 16th August 1917, age 19, commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Born Kentford, Suffolk, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Steeple Gidding. Son of G. A. and Sarah Kate Shering, of Wittering, Wansford, Peterborough.

  In the Graveyard
George HERBERT Corporal, Australian Imperial Forces. Died of his wounds in 1929, aged 36. See the Stilton Roll of Honour for the other 3 members of the family who were killed.
18 January 2003
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