CAMBRIDGE OUR LADY AND THE ENGLISH MARTYRS (ROMAN CATHOLIC) CHURCH WAR
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memorial is to be found in the Church of Our Lady and The English Martyrs
(formerly St. Andrew), Hills Road, Cambridge. It takes the form of an
elaborate gothic wall monument, surmounted by gilded figure of St George
and the dragon with shields of our lady (left) and St John Fisher (fish
and ears of corn). There are 21 names listed for World War 1 only. The
names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading
and research. The memorila was designed by Mr B. Maclean (Architect).
The memorial was unveiled and dedicated by the Bishop of the Diocese
(the Right Rev. F. W. Keating, D.D., Bishop of Northampton) 2 December
1920. Those listed appear to have attended the church but without specific
Cambridge connections such as University students.
from Cambridge Daily News - Friday 3 December 1920, page 3:
Beautiful Memorial Tablet Unveiled by
Bishop of Northampton
GLOWING TRBIUTE TOP ENGLAND.
A beautiful tablet to the memory of the 21 Roman Catholics belonging
to the Church of Our Ladv and the English Martyrs. Cambridge, was unveiled
by the Bishop of the Diocese (the Right Rev. F. W. Keating, D.D., Bishop
of Northampton) in the church before a very large congregation on Thursday
evening. The service was attended by military and a good number of members
of the R.A.F. at Duxford, and was of a deeply impressive character.
Following the "processional hymn, “Holy Spirit, Lord of Life.”
an eloquent sermon was preached by the Bishop, and the memorial tablet
was then unveiled. This is placed in the Chapel of St. Joseph and St.
Thomas of Canterbury on the Gospel side of the high altar, in the eastern
transept of the church. It is in Bath stone, which is generally used
in the fabric of the church, and the panels are red marble, with gold
lettering, surmounted by the figure of St. George, the Patron Saint
of England. Above each panel is a shield, the one showing the arms of
Our Lady and the other the arms of the blessed John Fisher. The scheme
includes rich decoration of the roof vaulting after well-known work
of an early date in the crypt of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi,
and the walls have also been treated. The whole, was designed and carried
out Mr. B. McLean Leach, of St. Edward’s passage, Cambridge.
As many of the congregation as could assembled in the chapel during
the unveiling ceremony. This was performed by the Bishop, who afterwards
blessed and incensed the memorial. The congregation then resumed their
places in the body of the church, and the Vicar-General of the Diocese
(the Right Rev. Mgr. Provost Scott) read the inscription on the memorial
and the names of the fallen. The Dead March in “Saul” was
played by the organist (Mr. C. Mills), and the "Last Post”
was sounded by three buglars No. 2 F.T.S., Duxford. The beautiful hymn.
“Faith of our fathers,” having been sung by the congregation,
the Pontifical Benediction was pronounced by the Bishop. The music,
“O Calutaris” and "Tantura Ergo,” was by Bach,
and was followed by the first verse of the National Anthem and the first
verse "God bless the Pope.” The clergy taking part in the
service, in addition to the Bishop and Mgr. Scott, were Father Dr. Davidson
(deacon, and curate of the church). Father Kav, of Slough (sub-deacon),
Father Marshall (University chaplain), who was Master of Ceremonies,
and Domm Bede Camm, O.S.B., who was present in the sanctuary.
THE BISHOP'S ADDRESS.
The Bishop of Northampton, taking as his text the words; "Blessed
are the dead who die in the Lord,” said they were there that night
to enshrine the deathless memory of 21 members that small congregation
who laid down their lives in the Great War. But while their hearts went
out to them with special personal interest because their faces were
so familiar to them, or because they were perhaps joined to them by
yet closer bonds, nevertheless they could not forget that after all
they were only a handful out of the dreadful harvest of death; that
there were hundreds of thousands such as they, valued as they, who joined
them in laying down their lives for England. For England! What did England
stand for that men should die for her. Six years ago we were told by
friend and enemy that England soon was going down: that her strength
and valour were waning; that her glory was merely name: that she would
fall an easy prey to the first hand of destruction. And we half believed
ourselves. And, alas! we had some reason for our misgivings, for the
country was turning her back more and more completely upon her Christian
past, was throwing away her Christian beliefs and Christian practices,
and giving herself over more and more wholly, more and more hopelessly,
to a dreary secularism.
Already we had begun to taste the bitter fruits what was no more or
less than a national apostasy. We were arrogant, selfish, lying, we
had a capitalist class exorbitantly wealthy, vulgarly ostentatious,
grasping, without any bowels of mercy or justice, for those whom they
exploited. We had a labouring class, rearer deliberately in Godlessness;
labouring class fiercely resentful of its lot; a labouring class nourished
on the idea of class war; a labouring class organised for mischief rather
than for betterment. And beneath it all was the submerged class—millions
of men and women and poor, miserable children, the sediment of the population,
crowded together in the slums of our great cities, starving, wretched,
without hope in this life or hope of a life to come. What had such a
doomed Empire to oppose to the war machine of Prussia, to the countless
battalions, trained, disciplined, seasoned, assured of victory? How
could hope to recruit great armies from a population seething with discontent,
and a large extent in vice? We knew indeed what we might have known
already—that our terrible foe traded upon what he could see of
our decadence; that had weighed and appraised us and appraised us, and
dismissed negligible quantity. But thanks be to God, both friend and
foe were out in their calculations, and our own misgivings were falsified
A SURVIVING SPARK.
As soon as the call went forth: “Your King and country need you,’’
the whole nation rose as one man in response, shook off the habits of
century, began once more to believe in God and in justice, and flocked
to the Colours quicker than they be could enrolled. For deep in all
our corrupt hearts there was still surviving a spark which nothing could
quench: “England, with all thy faults. I love thee still; England,
for all thy backslidings, thou art still my mother-land, a mother land
of which I am prouder than of any other natural gift God has given me.”
For in spite of all, in spite of all our corruption, nevertheless today,
and even six years ago. England was still the freest democracy in the
world, and the envy of all mankind. England still cherished her glorious
tradition of political and religious freedom.
the manhood of the country went singing into battle, with a smile on
their lips, determined to achieve either victory or death. Amongst them
went the dear boys and the dear men that congregation. Some of them,
perhaps, had grown a bit careless, grown a bit wild, hut when they went
forth they recognised the duty of patriotism and also the duty of religion,
and they kept God with them even in the midst the horrors of the trenches,
and when their need was sorest then their thoughts turned most naturally
to God, and for sure they found God’s mercy. Might their souls
and the souls of all their fellow-soldiers rest in everlasting peace.
And the fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, widows, orphans, friends
who were left – he knew their loss was bitter to them, and he
offered them his most cordial sympathy in that terrible bereavement,
but would remind them that if their loss was theirs, their glory also
was theirs. The old families this land were proud go into the parish
church and show their effigy of a Crusader, who centuries ago laid down
his life on the Cross of Christ. In centuries to come the descendants
of those present would read the names of their families upon the tablet
in that church, and they would feed that their stock had been ennobled
by their glorious sacrifice.
THE COUNTRY’S DEBT.
And the country? What did the country owe to the memory of its dead.
Were going to betray the memory of our dead? Were we to sell the England
for which they died? Were we to sell it for a mess of pottage? Having
beaten down the Prussian foe, were we going to sell ourselves into slavery
to the Russian menace? Were we going to allow the glorious name of England,
the laws England, the institutions of England, to be pulled down and
reconstructed anyhow any prentice hand that liked to come along? A thousand
times “No”' England, and what England stood for; England,
the creation of their Catholic ancestors: the England of Magna Charta;
the England that had been great and free and noble for so many centuries:
let any dastard hand dare to lay itself on the institutions of England'
Let every Englishman be proud of the country to which he belonged, and
let him be proud to lay down his life in behalf of his motherland if
ever it should come his way. Let a man be true to his country, and then
he would be true to all his relations to others. This above all: “To
thine own self be true, and it shall follow as the night the day, thou
shalt not then be false to any man.”
THE ROLL OF HONOUR.
Mgr. Provost Scott read the inscriptions and names on the memorial tablet
as follows :
The Roll of Honour our brethren in the faith and in the war. 1914-1918.
Heroes, they died that we might live in peace. ‘Tis ours to use,
not waste, their precious gift.
W. D. Aston
E. L. B. Cutting
A. E. Boucher
A. H. Edwards
E. H. A. Goss
D. F. Goold-Johnson
J. J. Mayle
H. W. Mayle
W. H. Arnold
“May they rest in peace.”
ROLL OF HONOUR OF OUR BRETHREN
IN THE FAITH AND IN THE WAR
1914 - 1918
HEROES THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN PEACE
`TIS OURS TO USE, NOT WASTE THEIR PRECIOUS GIFT
Corporal on memorial] Private 39452, 5th Battalion, East Surrey
Regiment. Killed in action 20 October 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident
Cambridge, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of Henry and Annie Arnold,
of "Allandale," 36, de Freville Avenue, Cambridge. In
the 1911 census he was a son, aged 11, son of Henry and Annie Arnold,
born Cambridge and resident 15 Abbey Street, Cambridge. Buried in
AMERVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOLESMES, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section
D. Grave 22. See also Cambridge
Our Lady Catholic
to his Army Service Papers:
was 18 years 1 month when he enlisted at Cambridge 21 March 1918,
trade assistant dairy farmer, unmarried. He had one brother and
three sisters. Embarked at Folkestone 25 August 1918. Auburn hair,
brown eyes, complexion fresh, 35½ inch girth, 149 lbs.
from Cambridge Daily News - Tuesday 12 November 1918,
solemn Requiem took place at the Church Our Lady and the English
Martyrs Friday for William Arnold, son Mr. Henry Arnold, Abbey-street.He
was very recently home on leave, and was killed in action soon
after his return. He was formerly in the choir, and a member
the Catholic Scouts. In a letter to his father a chaplain writes;
"I can only say that it was the wonderful devotion to duty
and self-sacrifice of men like your son which enabled the battalion
on that day to win a most glorious and important victory. All
honour and gratitude him."
from Cambridge Daily News - Thursday 7 November 1918, page 2:
in action, on October 20th, William Henry (Bill), eldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arnold, 15, Abbey-street, Cambridge, aged 18
years and 8 months.—R.l.P.
will be a Requiem the Church Our Lady and the English Martyrs
on Friday, November 8, at 11 a.m.
and Mrs. H. Arnold and Family wish to thank all friends for the
sympathy shown to them in their sorrow.
1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd November
1917. Aged 35. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Aston, Riversdale, Shelley
Road, Worthing; husband of Mrs. Carrie Oline Aston (nee Anderson),
(B.A. (1905) Kansas University), 12, Lyndewood Road, Cambridge,
later of Kansas, USA. Married at Morganville, Kansas, in 1911. Entered
Downing College as minor scholar in 1901. Placed in First Class
of Law Tripos Parts 1 & 2 in 1904 respectively, Senior Jurist in
1905, gained the Whelwell Scholarship for International Law in 1906.
Colours for rugby, rowing and lawn tennis. Elected Fellow of Downing
College in 1907 and later appointed steward, librarian and lecturer
in law. Called to the Bar in 1910, he attained success as a law
lecturer at Cambridge. Joined Cambridge University OTC in 1914,
commissioned 17th A[ril 1915, 2/1st Bn. Cambridgeshire Regiment.
To 3/1st Bn. on 20th June 1917. Despite short-sightedness, he was
qualified as a first-class shot and was battalion musketry instructor.
Joined 1/1st Battalion on 24th September 1917. Six weeks with battalion
when he was wounded in the neck 2nd NOvember 1917, and died same
day. Commanding officer wrote:
a keen and hardworking brother
officer; a serious loss, as he was doing valuable work for us.
Another officer wrote:
one whose example of living was that of
a Christian gentleman. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY,
Poperinghe, Plot XXI. Row FF. Grave 13. See also
Cambridge St Pauls
and Cambridge Guildhall
as BIERNE on memorial] Private 19113, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire
Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1917. Born Ballina,
Co. Mayo, enlisted Liverpool, resident Cambridge. In the
1911 census he was aged 15, born Ballini (sic), and Errand
Boy, resident with his parents, John and Elizabeth, at 15,
Crispin Street, Cambridge. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 6. See also
© Robin Bloore 2011
11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action
18 November 1916. Aged 27. Baptised 17 March 1889 in Claverley,
Shropshire, son of benjamin and Fanny Boucher. Son of Benjamin
and Fanny Boucher, of Rudge Heath, Claverley, Wolverhampton. In
the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Claverley, Shropshire, son
of Benjamin and Fanny Boucher, resident Rudge Heath, Claverley,
Bridgnorth, Shropshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born
Claverley, Shropshire, an Elementary School Teacher, a boarder,
being visited by his sister Lilian Mary Boucher, resident 16,
Laurel Lane, Halesowen, Shropshire & Worcestershire. Buried
in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, France. Plot VII. Row
C. Grave 40.
from Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 1 December
1916, page 4:
ROLL OF HONOUR.
was reported to the Borough Education Committee on Tuesday that
Miss L.M. Boucher, sister of Mr Alec Boucher, formerly an assistant
master at East Road School, has received a telegram from the War
Office stating that her brother was killed in action on November
T4/197683, 1008th Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service
Corps, Died in Egypt 8 October 1918. Born Chelmsford, enlisted and
resident Cambridge. Son of Mrs. M. A. Cutting, of 67, Alpha Rd.,
In the 1911 census he is aged 28, son of Mary Ann Cutting (a widow),
a Costumier's Assistant, born Chelmsford, resident 67 Alpha Road,
Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL
CEMETERY Egypt. Section C. Grave 95.
also Cambridge St Lukes
and Cambridge Guildhall
(French officer), 233rd Infantry Regiment, French Army. Killed
in action 20 July 1916 at Herleville - Au Bois Étoilé,
80, Somme, France. Born 11 June 1884 in Aubers. Aged 32 years,
1 month, 9 days.Married. Details appear in the Cambridge Daily
News Tuesday 19 November 1918 page 4. He was once an undergraduate
at Cambridge University. Commemorated on FRENCH ARRAS MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, France. Panel 62. See External
from Cambridge Daily News - Tuesday 19 November 1918,
would also remember those who had made the great sacrifice, and
whose friends would ever mourn their loss. example and encouragement
to such that mourned, Msgr. Scott read an extract from a letter
from the widow of Capt. Paul Deron, French officer who was once
undergraduate in Cambridge, and of whose piety and devotion as
a daily communicant they of that church were witnesses. The letter
stated: “On July 20th. 1916, heroic husband made, rather
renewed, to God the sacrifice of his life, and on that day God
accepted it was after having taken two enemy trenches that, my
saint and martyr has found a glorious death. is only eight months
after, return to France liberated, having passed nearly three
years under the domination the Germans, that I learned the terrible
misfortune which awaited me. I hope you will pray sometimes tor
the soul of him who would have been happy to present to-day at
the triumph of our arms.” Those heroes must never forgotten,
and therefore took that opportunity saying that they must erect
in the church a perpetual memorial to them. It was those heroes
wife had won this peace—they had died for peace, and those
left must live to their best for pence, not only between nation
and nation, bfit between class and class. No class, in aiming
its legitimate ends, should sacrifice the well-being and interest
[Listed as Henry Edward Percy DICKERSON on SDGW, 1911 census and
CWGC give Patrick] Private 325149, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire
Regiment formerly 1370, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Missing in action
12 October 1916, confirmed killed in action 14 October 1916. Aged
23. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs Jane Johana Dickerson,
12 Earl St, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL
MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B. See also Cambridge
St Andrew the Great and Cambridge
Univeristy Press and Cambridge
Arthur aka Harry
listed as A H EDWARDS on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 44 (Home
Defence) Squadron, Royal Air Force. Accidentally killed when his
aircraft, a Sopwith F.1 Camel, serial number B5192, is believed
to have broken up in the air over Hainault Farm, Romford, Essex,
16 February 1918; no blame attached to the ground/maintenace crew;
formerly Private 5910, Inns of Court Officer Training Corps. Aged
19. Born October 1898 Great Totham, Essex. His brother is listed
as next of kin, resident Sawston. His brother, Eric Grant, was
baptised at Cambridge Our Lady in January 1896, son of Henry Grant
and Lucy (nee Pursell) Edwardes, godson of William Edwardes and
Gertrude Edwards. In the 1901 census he was listed as Edwards,
aged 2, born Essex, son of Henry Grant and Mary E L Edwards, brother
of Eric G Edwards, resident The Firs, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex.
Buried in LEYTONSTONE (ST. PATRICK'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY,
Essex. Grave reference A. 14. 1378. See also Sawston
from The Times Death Notices 20 February 1918:
the 16th Feb., accidentally killed while flying near London. SEC.
LIEUT. HENRY ARTHUR EDWARDES. R.F.C., second son of Henry Grant
Edwardes, Sawston. Cambs. R.I.P.
[Listed as Fitz John on CWGC] Private 47652, 17th Squadron, Machine
Gun Corps (Cavalry) formerly 1629, 3rd/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire
Yeomanry. Died of wounds in Egypt 14 November 1917. Aged 27. Born
and enlisted Harpenden, Hertfordshire, resident Cambridge. Son of
George Fitzjohn; husband of Lucy Agnes Bagstaff (formerly Fitz John,
nee Symonds), of The Hall, Burwell, Cambs, formerly 1, Ross Street,
Mill Road, Cambridge, married 4 March 1916 in n the Church of Our
Lady and The English Martyrs, one son. Attested in Hertford 10 March
1914, aged 28 years, a Clerk by trade. Disembarked Alexandria 20
June 1917, postedn 17th Squadron 28 September 1917. Buried in GAZA
WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot X. Row
E. Grave 6.
2548, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 5
May 1915. Aged 23. Born 16 February 1891 and enlisted Cambridge;
admitted to St Albans School, Cambridge 1897. Son of Frank Freeman,
of 66, Ross St., Cambridge. In the 1891 census he was new born,
resident with his parents, Frank and Sarah Freeman, in Fitzroy Street,
Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See Guildhall
is Roman Catholic name also known as Edward] Lieutenant 7th Battalion,
The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916.
Aged 39. Son of Louis Allan Goss and Marie Leonie Goss, of 5,
Harvey Rd., Cambridge. Born at Rangoon, Burma. Gazetted December,
1914. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). In the 1911 census he was
aged 33, born Rangoon, Burma, an Assistant in Timber Firm Business,
son of Louis Allan and Marie L Goss, resident 20, Brookside, Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ,
Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row R. Grave 4.
from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index
Edouard Herbert Allan of Fig-street Farm near Sevenoaks Kent
temporary lieutenant 7th battalion East Kent regiment died 1 July
1916 in France or Belgium Administration (with Will) London
12 October Marie Lennie Goss spinster.
Effects £2191 13s. 1d.
2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 15 July 1916.
Aged 26. Son of Richard Alexander Johnson and Eliza Bennett Johnson,
of 40, Church St., Saffron Walden, Essex. His brother Owen Bennett
Goold Johnson also fell. Buried in BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY
EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.
from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 4,
DONALD FREDRIC GOOLD, Lieut., 2nd Battn. (96th Foot)
The Manchester Regt., yst. s. of the Rev. Richard Alexander
Johnson, B.A., of 40, Church Street, Saffron Waldron, Congregational
Minister, by his wife, Eliza Bennett, dau. of John Tregellas Goold
; b. Saffron Walden, co. Essex, 6 March, 1890; educ.
Caterham School, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge ; volunteered
for foreign service after the outbreak of war, and was gazetted
2nd Lieut. The Manchester Regt. 24 March, 1915; promoted Lieut.
in March, 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France
and Flanders from 5 Dec. following, and was killed in action at
the Somme 15 July, 1916. Buried in Bouzincourt Military Cethetery.
The Colonel wrote : "He was a plucky man, and had already
done most excellent work, for which his name was going forward
for recognition. We have lost some of our best officers, and your
son was one of them," and his Company Commander "I must
send you my tribute to the memory of one of nature's gentlemen.
No matter the difficulties, he undertook every duty with patience
and thoroughness. His bravery and devotion to duty meant much
to all ranks." While at Emmanuel College, where he had a
brilliant career, he graduated in due course in honours in the
Historical and Medieval and Modern Languages Triposes ; won the
Chancellor's Gold Medal for English Verse in 1914, and was rewarded
a Research Scholarship. His Tutor wrote of him : "He was
one of the best men at Emmanuel in my time, in character as in
1st Class K/12198, H.M.S. "Turbulent," Royal Navy. Killed
in action at the Battle of Jutland 1 June 1916. Born 19 April 1892
in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Admitted to Cambridge St Albans School,
Cambridge, 27 August 1900, son of Edward Marshall, resident 5, Blinco
Grove, Cambridge, left 9 January 1903 to go to Bishop's Stortford,
previously educated at the National School, Ely. In the 1901 census
he was aged 8, born Cambridge, son of Edward and Bridget Marshall,
resident 5, Blinco Grove, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire.
Husband of Florence V Marshall, of 52, Arthur Terrace, Apton Road,
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Enlisted 25 August 1911 for 12
years, Porter by trade, height 5 feet 87/8
inches, chest 37 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion.
No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL,
Kent. Panel 17.
[William George or William Charles on Guildhall].
No further information currently available.
William aka Harry
748253, 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Killed
in action 6 November 1917. Aged 20. Son of Joseph John [Listed below]
and Ada Mayle, of 84, Union Lane, Chesterton, Cambridge, England.
Born 26 February 1897 in Cambridge, son of Ada Mayle. Farmer by
trade. Unmarried. Resident Sherbrooke, Quebec. Enlisted and passed
fit 27 December 1915 at Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, aged 18 years
10 months, height 5 feet 1 inch, girth 34 inches, complexion fair,
eyes grey, hair light brown; religious denomination Church of England.
No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. National
Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6076 - 6. See also Chesterton
Corporal 295, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in
action 17 April 1915. Aged 42. Born and resident Cambridge. Son
of the late John and Betsy Mayle; husband of Ada Mayle, of 84, Union
Lane, Chesterton, Cambs; father of Henry William Mayle [Listed above].
No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Chesterton
as J NELDER in newspaper - see above] Second Lieutenant, 13th
Battalion, attached to 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regimen. Died
6 August 1915. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Portsmouth,
Hampshire, son of George M and Jane M Nelder, resident Lion Terrace,
Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire. In the 1911 census he was
aged 21, born Portsmouth, Hampshire, an Assistant Elementary Schoolmaster,
resident with his widowed mother, Jane Nelder, at 12 Montague
Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Married Violet M Hows
April to June Quarter 1915 in Portsmouth Registration District,
Hampshire.Reference to him being a master at the Higher Grade
School when the school opened in 1913, to be found in Cambridge
Independent Press 7 March 1913, GCA Nelder is listed as one of
the masters. No
known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including
Gallipoli). Panel 126-135 or 223-226 228-229 & 328. Also listed
on Christs College World War 1 Memorial, Cambridge.
from Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 19 November
1915, page 7:
P. H. Young, in proposing a vote of thanks to the Mayor, mentioned
the loss the school had sustained in the death of the Master of
Magdalene, and Councillor Church, in seconding, made feeling reference
to the late Lieut. Nelder, formerly an Assirtant Scoutmaster in
the troop, who was killed in the Dardanelles. The Scoutmaster
also supported the motion. ...
This would suggest Royal, Engineers. No further information currently
2409, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 May 1916. Aged
19. Born 19 December 1896, and enlisted, in Cambridge. Son of Richard
and Florence Maud Ryan, of 29, Mawson Road, Cambridge. Admitted
to Cambridge St Albans School 7 May 1900, son of Richard Ryan, of
Stockwell Street, Cambridge, left 9 September 1909 to go to Romsey
Church School. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Cambridgeshire,
son of Richard M and Florence M Ryan, resident 25, Stockwill Street,
Cambridge. Admitted to Cambridge Romsey Junior Middle School 14
September 1909, son of Richard Ryan. In the 1911 census he was aged
14, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, a Page Boy, son of Richard May
and Florence Maud Ryan, resident 29, Mawson Road, Cambridge. Buried
in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France.
Plot III. Row R. Grave 11. See also Cambridge
and Cambridge St
birth officially registered as Albinus Alfred WEHRLE] Serjeant
763712, 28th Battalion (Artists' Rifles), London Regiment who
died iin the Military Hospital, Warley, Essex, on Monday, 4 November
1918, formerly 1718, Royal Army medical Corps (Teritorial), 6854,
9th Battalion, London Regiment and G/38617, Middlesex Regiment.
Born All Saint's, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge, resident Storey's
Way, Cambridge. Son of Alfred Wehrle of 19, Storey's Way, Cambridge.
In the 1901 census he is the son of Alfred and Rosa Wehrle, aged
10, born Cambridge, resident with his parents at 29, Sidney Street,
Cambridge. Attested 8 September 1914 in Cambridge, born All Saints,
cambridge, aged 24 years 3 months, Jeweller by trade with A Wehrle
& Sons, religious denomination Roman Catholic, height 5 feet
10¼ inches, chest 37-39½ inches. Buried 11 November
1918 in the left half of CAMBRIDGE (SS. GILES AND PETER) CHURCH
CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 5I18. See also Cambridge
St Giles and Cambridge
from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index
Alfred Albinus of Ratcliff House Storeys Way Cambridge
sergeant 28th County of London. battalion London regiment died
4 November1918 at the Military Hospital Warley Essex Administration
London 2 April to Alfred Wehrle watchmaker and jeweller.
Effects £172 14s. 5d.
19224, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed
in action 4 October 1917. Aged 26. Born Longstanton, enlisted Cambridge.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wonfor, of 12, Gothic St., Cambridge. In
the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Longstanton, Cambridgeshire,
son of William and Mary A Wonfor, resident 19, Moreton Road, West
Ham, London & Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born
Longstanton, Cambridgeshire, a Draoers Assistant, son of William
and Mary Ann Wonfor, resident 12, Gothic Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A. See also Cambridge
and also Cambridge
they rest in peace.”
27 February, 2022