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The war memorial in churchyard of All Saints parish church, Church Street, Haslingfield. It takes the form of a two stepped square base surmounted by a tapered plinth, a tapered shaft and a wheel cross. The dedicatory inscription is inscribed on the shaft and the names are inscribed on the sides of the plinth with round bosses at the centre and on the ends of the cross which is a St Martin/St Martha's cross in Iona with two plinths on the memorial. There are 18 names listed for Worl;d War 1 and 9 for World War 2. A further name has been added for the 2003-2011 Iraq War. The memorial was originally unveiled 1 February 1920 by Mrs A V Davies and was dedicated by Local Clergy/Dignitaries. The memorial was adpated for the World War 2 names and unveiled 4 December 1947 by Colonel Dale, the Rev M.B Dewey and Local Clergy/Dignitaries were in attendance. Details of the unveiling appeared in the Cambridge Independent Press, 6 February 1920, see below:

A Memorable Gathering Haslingfleld.

On Sunday last (Septuagesima) the parishioners of Haslingfield paid public tribute to their fallen the Great War. There was an assembly of about 1,000 people at the ceremony of unveiling the war memorial erected in the churchyard. The proceedings began with a service in the Parish Church at 3 p.m., which was literally packed with people. The Comrades of the Great War, who had paraded on the Village Green, under the command of Major H D. Vagg (late R.A.F.), marched to the church; there they were joined by the Vicar, churchwardens and choir, and proceeded to their places reserved for them, while the processional hymn, “Fight the good fight with all thy might,” was sung. The Vicar (the Rev. A. V. Davies) then gave an address from the text, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” He stated that the beautiful cross they were about to unveil stood for brotherhood, and all that was best in human nature. He went on to pay tribute which could only be reconstructed applying the lessons of that cross our every-day life; honour, self-sacrifice and brotherhood. He was pleased to see such an example of brotherhood and unity as he saw that day in the whole parish, as well as many friends from distance, assembled with one accord to pay honour the memory the village lads, eighteen in number, who had fallen in this great war, thereby laying down their lives, that theirs might free. He thanked God, that in all the arrangements perfect unity had prevailed, and in the years, when all those present had passed from this little planet, this cross would still be witness to brotherhood for the generations to come.

After the Vicar’s address, the beautiful lesson for All Saints’ Day (Wisdom iii., 1 to 8) was read by Mr. Charles Edwards, of Cantelupe Farm, a prominent Nonconformist. This was followed one or two short prayers, and the “De Profundis.” Next came hymn 457, “For all the Saints, who from their labours rest,” most impressively sung by the choir, Comrades, and the great congregation, Mr. P. Banks being the organist. During the singing of the last verse, the Comrades, choir and congregation re-formed, and proceeded to the church yard, and took their positions opposite the war memorial that was about to be unveiled. Here after a few prayers of dedication, the unveiling ceremony was performed by Mrs. Davies (the vicar’s wife), and now the beautiful and imposing war memorial stood revealed to the gaze of the great assembly.

At this point several friends came forward and placed most lovely wreaths at its base, including one from the Comrades of the Great War, and another from the “sorrowing relatives.” There were seven or eight wreaths in all. The Vicar, in the name of the parishioners, thanked the sculptor, Mr. W. Whitehead, Royston, for his chaste and artistic work. The cross, which stands upon a double pedestal, is an exact replica of the cross of St. Martin at Iona, measures 11 feet height, and occupies a commanding position in the churchyard (but not the burial ground), facing the vestry door. Hymn 165, “O, God, our help in ages past,” was sung, the “Last Post” was sounded, and this brought to close a most impressive ceremony, which will never be forgotten by those who were present. Thanks are due to the Chairman, Secretary (Mr. T. Ennion), the Treasurer, and other members the Committee for their work in connection with the war memorial. The inscription on the cross as was follows:

Sacred to the memory
of the Haslingfield Men, who fell the Great War.

G. Coveney.
J. Wood.
J. W. Barnard.
A. Flack
A. W. Pagram.
F. W. Goode.
W. L. Daintry.
F. W. Charles.
G. A. Jennings.
H. Jennings.
A. C. Jennings.
W. D. Newling.
R. Barnard
E. E. Mills.
H. Lawrence.
E. Newling.
W. J. Hoy.
W. C. Douglas

“Their name liveth for evermore.”
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

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Ann Thompson 2000



Rifleman R/26845, 21st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. 41st Division. Killed in action at Ypres 5th August 1917. Born in Haslingfield and enlisted in Kensington, Middlesex. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, MR29.
Joseph William
Private 11344, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers who was killed in action on Sunday, 26th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Haslingfield, enlisted Muirkirk, Ayrshire. Son of Josiah and Rebecca Barnard, of The Knapp Farm, Haslingfield, Cambridge. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 46 to 49
Frederick William
Private 16401 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Age 19. Born Chesterton, enlisted Cambridge. Son of William and Naomi Charles, of Joyce Farm, Waterbeach, Cambs. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Chesterton
Private PO/16696, H.M.S. "Bulwark", Royal Marine Light Infantry who died when the ship was blown up in the Medway Thursday, 26th November 1914 (foul play suspected - loss of 800). Age 19. Foster son of Mrs. S. Bishop, of New Rd., Haslingfield, Cambs. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 6.
William Lovett
Private 33712, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 24 February 1917. Aged 32. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Husband of K. E. Daintry, of 17, Merton St., Newnham, Cambridge. Formerly 179185, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in south part of HASLINGFIELD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. See also Cambridge Guildhall
Private 31346, 12th (West Somserset Yeomanry) Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry who died on Sunday, 23rd February 1919. Son of Thomas Douglas, of Haslingfield, Cambs. Buried in HALLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Halle, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave A. 70.
Private PO/16585 H.M.S. "Black Prince.", Royal Marine Light Infantry who died when the ship was sunk by gunfire from German Battleships at the Battle of Jutland on Wednesday, 31st May 1916. Age 21. Son of Arthur and Harriett Flack, of "The Knapp," Haslingfield, Cambs. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 22.

Note: HMS Black Prince was built at the Thames Iron Works Blackwall, and laid down on the 3rd June 1903, launched 8th November 1904 and completed 17th March 1906. There is a HMS Black Prince Association

probably Frederick Walter Goode, Private 3966 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 14th October 1916. Born Leytonstone, enlisted Cambridge. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B
William John
Private 52148, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died in France (cause unknown) on Thursday, 31st October 1918. Age 19. Born Dalston, Middlesex, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mr. W. Hoy, of Haslingfield, Cambs. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave LXXI. D. 17.
[Alec] George
[G A Jennings on CWGC & SDGW] Trooper 747, Household Battalion, Household Cavalry who was killed in action on Thursday 3 May 1917, age 29. and resident Haslingfield, enlisted Cambridge. Son of William S. and Sarah Jane Jennings, of Harston Rd., Haslingfield, Cambridge. His brother Arthur Cecil also fell. Formerly (4031), 1st Life Guards. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France.
Cecil Arthur
[Listed as Arthur Cecil Jennings] Private 16423, 2nd Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. 3rd Division. Wounded in the Ypres Salient and died in military hospital near Poperinghe 27th September 1917. Born in Haslingfield and enlisted in Cambridge. Buried Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. B.18.
Private 17529, 11th Battalion The Suffolk Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action 26th August 1917, aged 34. Son of William & Sarah Jennings. Husband of Ellen Louisa Jennings of Potton Road, Hilton, near St. Ives, Hunts. Born in Haslingfield and enlisted in Cambridge. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21.
Private 71827, 18th Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action during the March retreat 21st March 1918. Enlisted in Cambridge. Next of kin, Haslingfield. Formerly with the Cambridge Regiment(4334). Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27.
Ernest Edward
Private 41501, 8th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment. 17th Division. Killed in action at Passchendaele 12th October 1917, aged 38. Son of George & Sarah Mills. Husband of Ena Frances Mills of 19 Sussex Road, Gorleston on Sea, Norfolk. Born in Haslingfield and enlisted in London. Formerly with the Royal Flying Corps.(37877). Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium. MR.30.
Edward (Ted)
Private 40312, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 9th April 1918. Born Haslingfield, enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 4253, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on the PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
William Leonard
Private G/11704, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who was killed in action on Monday, 23rd July 1917. Age 27. Born and enlisted Greenwich, Kent. Son of William and Caroline Newling, of Grove Cottage, Haslingfield; husband of Alice Dolly Okey Newling, of Cantelupe Road, Haslingfield, Cambridge. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47
Arthur William
Private 16429, "B" Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916. Age 20. Born Haslingfield, enlisted Cambridge. Son of John and Mary Ann Pagram, of Haslingfield, Cambs. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
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Sergeant 751347, 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Friday, 9th May 1941. Age 21. Son of William and Sarah Ann Harding, of Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire. Commemorated on the RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 44.
Austin Frank
Leading Aircraftman 3031915, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Friday, 9th February 1945. Age 19. Son of Frank and Winifred Maude Hepher, of Hardwicke, Cambridgeshire. Buried in WINNIPEG (BROOKSIDE) CEMETERY, Manitoba. Mil. Sec. Lot 2035.
Peter Daniel
Private 5830943, 4th Battaion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 1st August 1944 and 21st September 1944, aged 30. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 55.
Vimy Ridge
Gunner 937858, 68 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Monday, 13th January 1941. Age 23. Son of William and Agnes Payne, of Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire. Buried in KEREN WAR CEMETERY, Eritrea. Grave 5. F. 1.
probably Charles Powell, Private 5833094, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war 13th July 1943. Aged 29. Son of Richard and Ada Powell, of Bromyard, Herefordshire. Born Herefordshire, resident Cambridgeshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Collective grave 10. F. 2. to 10. L.4.
Philip Anderson
Able Seaman C/JX 300153, H.M.S. Harvester, Royal Navy lost in mid-North Atlantic (c 51-00'N, 29-00'W) when the ship was sunk by 2 torpedoes from German submarine U-432 on Thursday, 11th March 1943. Age 21. Son of Charles Anderson Rooke and Constance Maria Rooke, of Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire. CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 69, 3.
Henry Victor
Private 5933505 1st Battalion The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Suffolk Regiment, prisoner of war, who died on Sunday, 27th May 1945. Age 25. Son of Ernest Rutterford and Rosanna Rutterford, of Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 6. E. 4.
Charles Edward
Private D/11565 Corps of Military Police who died on Friday, 26th September 1941. Age 54. Son of Amos and Emma Kezia Seabrook, of Haslingfield. Buried in HASLINGFIELD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire.
Alfred Charles
Probably: Chief Officer, M.V. Pacific President (London), Merchant Navy, died when the ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-43 (convoy OB.251) 2nd December 1940, age 38. Son of John and Mary Wisbey; husband of Violet Amy Wisbey, of Angle, Pembrokeshire. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL.



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