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Currently we have a huge backlog of around 3,500+ memorials to put on-line and between 20,000-30,000 edits to existing memorials. This is a voluntarily run website and we are currently inundated due to the start of the centenary events marking the start of World War 1. Although we do try to reply to emails the volume is such that we cannot guarantee a response, sorry but there is a huge amount of emails coming in and it is just not possible.

For Peterborough see David Gray's Peterborough Memorial site.
For Lincolnshire see Lincolnshire Village Memorials.

Throughout Huntingdonshire there are various memorials and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women who fell in various wars. These memorials and rolls cover many centuries in some cases, most World War One and Two.

During any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals have been awarded. There is a list of some of the Huntingdonshire people who have carried out such acts and the award or citation given.

If anybody has information for those of the Second World War, Boer War, or the like similar to those supplied for the First World War then I would gladly post these as well.

The other source of information is photographs andd there are several that have been supplied without details - do you know who they are?

These pages are available for transcripts of these memorials and rolls of honour. If you have a transcription of, or you are willing to transcribe, a Cambridgeshire memorial or roll of honour for these pages then please contact me, the email address is below.

Current acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must go to Cliff Brown, Phil Curme, Dave Edwards, Lynda Smith, Christopher Comber, Joanne Robb, Ann McClean, Marlene Williamson, Fiona Davis and many others - thank you all.

Thank you,
Martin Edwards

The various memorials and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping can be found in the Overseas section.

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Throughout Huntingdonshire there are memorials to be found that reveal the men and women who have served and fallen in various wars or of the various military units that have served from within the bounds of this area. These pages have been dedicated to recording these memorials.

Tribute must be paid to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from whose records it has been possible to detail much of this information.

Please Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information accurately but there are occasions that the information supplied is incorrect or errors occur during transcription. We do not wish to cause offence to any families of the men detailed here and will change the relevant information when informed.

Also note that places detailed on these memorials may appear in the wrong county. This information has been transcribed from the records given and, as the men were parochial, the information supplied at enlistment was the view of the men and the county they thought they resided in.

To gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and hopefully to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical index.

Some of the cap badges are laid out, on a separate page.

Not all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various types of animal that served and fell in World War I for example, dogs.

Kitchener PosterThe Suffolk Regiment during World War 1 contained many men from Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. A FAQ covering the 11th Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment and a detailed piece about the Battalion's ill conceived attack on the Roeux Chemical Works during the Arras offensive in April 1917, the latter includes a map supplement, can be found on Phil Curme's website.
World War 1 & 2 - Huntingdonshire
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This site is maintained solely by volunteers and is funded by them as private individuals. This includes the purchase of photographs, books, rolls of honour plus the running costs of the site. We have always intended to make this site free to all. If you have gained from this site then please consider making a donation through PayPal by clicking on the donation button. Thank you.

If you would like to donate but not on-line then cheques can be made payable to, and sent to:

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World War 1 & 2 Huntingdonshire
Abbotsley | Abbots Ripton | Alconbury SS. Peter & Paul | Bluntisham-cum-Earith | Brampton | Broughton | Buckden | Buckden Baptist | Bury | Colne | Conington | Covington | Diddington | Easton | Eaton Socon (Beds) | Ellington | Elton | Eynesbury | Farcet | Fenstanton | Fletton, Old | Glatton | Godmanchester | Grafham | Great Catworth | Great Gidding St Michael | Great Gransden | Great Gransden Canadian Air Force | Great Paxton | Great Stukeley | Hail Weston | Hemingford Abbots | Hemingford Grey | Hilton | Holme | Holywell-cum-Needingworth | Houghton | Huntingdon | Huntingdon, All Saints | Huntingdon, Priory Road Cemetery | Huntingdon, St Mary's | Huntingdon Town Hall | Kimbolton | Kings Ripton | Leighton Bromswold | Little Paxton | Little Stukeley | Lutton | Molesworth | Morborne| Offord Cluny | Offord D'arcy | Old Weston | Orton Longeuville | Orton Waterville | Pidley-cum-Fenton | Pondersbridge | Ramsey | Ramsey Forty Foot | Ramsey St Mary | St. Ives | St. Ives Cemeteries | St. Neots | Sawtry | Sibson-cum-Stibbington | Somersham | Spaldwick | Stanground | Steeple Gidding Victory Bible | Stow Longa | Stilton | Tilbrook | Toseland | Upwood | Warboys | Waresley | Water Newton | Wennington | Wyton | Yaxley

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There is a superb site dedicated to the Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion maintained by Martyn Smith.

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This section contains various news reports and cuttings, old and new, with reference to the memorials in and around Huntingdonshire. To view the section please click here.

Much information about soldiers who fell, were awarded medals and more is to be found in old copies of the London Gazette. Here is a brief resume:

The London Gazette, first published in 1665, is the oldest, continuously published newspaper in the United Kingdom and probably the world. The London Gazette and its sister publications, the Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes, have a unique position in British publishing. They are official newspapers of the Crown. The London Gazette contains a wide range of office notices including State, Parliamentary and Ecclesiastical notices, Transport and Planning notices as well as Corporate and Personal Insolvency notices to name a few. In addition, a number of Supplements are published covering Honours and Awards, Premium Bonds, Armed Forces Promotions and Re-gradings, Companies' information, etc. and a Quarterly Index.

In the 17th century, it was believed that National efficiency depended on the intelligence received by the Crown and that the reckless publishing of news might endanger it. An embargo on the printing of news other than reports of events abroad, natural disasters, Royal declarations and sensational crime continued until 1640. This had the effect of delaying the development of the press in the UK. Censorship was introduced in 1643, followed by licensing of news publications. The Gazette came about because of two momentous events: the Great Plague and the decision of King Charles II to remove his court - effectively the government of the time - to Oxford. The London Gazette started life as the Oxford Gazette and after a few months changed to its current title.

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