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The Cambridge University Press and College Servants memorial is located within St Botolph's Church. Trumpington St, Cambridge. The Chapel of St. Botolph's Church, Cambridge, was refurbished in memory of those who died in the First World War and a wooden board lists their details. It was unveiled 10 June 1920 by General The Lord Horne, GCB, KCMG, ADC.

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Second Lieutenant, Rifle Brigade - no further information currently available



Captain, 7th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Killed in action 8 August 1918. Aged 28. Son of Alan Gray, Mus. Doc., and Maude Gray, of York House, Chaucer Rd., Cambridge. Commissioned 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) 25th Aug., 1914. In the 1911 census he was a Private, aged 21, born Hertfordshire, unmaaried, serving with 12th Royal Lancers, billetted at Cantonments P'stroom. Buried in CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 15.


Peyton Sheldon

Captain, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshuire Regiment. Died at Heacham 25 October 1918. Aged 23. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Son of W. S. Hadley (Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge) and Edith, his wife, of The Master's Lodge, Pembroke College, Cambridge, and at Heacham, Norfolk. Buried in North-West part of HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk. See also Perse School, Cambridge Guildhall and Heacham


Philip Claude

Rifleman 3472, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 23 October 1914. Aged 20. Born Chesteron, Cambridge, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Son of Philip and Millicent Harris, of 105, Victoria Road, Cambridge; he had two sisters, one of them, Millicant, lived at 14 Botolph Lane, Cambridge; he had two brothers, Aubrey, who lived at 14 Botolph Lane, and the other, Reginald Stanley Harris, served as Signaller 26746, Eastern Division Signalling Company, Royal Engineers being based at South Camp, Ripon, Yorkshire; his father was a College Servant. He attested, and was passed fit, 24 May 1909 at Cambridge, born Chesterton, a school boy, aged 15 years 1 month, at which time he belonged to the Cambs University Officers Training Corps, taken on as a Band Boy. He was 5 feet 8 inches, weighed 110lbs, chest 33½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10. See also Cambridge St Luke's


Albert John

Serjeant 203168, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 17 September 1918. Aged 25. Born at Coton, Cambridge, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Baptised at Coton 8 January 1893. Son of W. G. and Isabella Nightingale, of 27, Newnham, Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Coton, resident with his parents George and Isabella, in Main Street, Coton, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 326042, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in TREFCON BRITISH CEMETERY, CAULAINCOURT, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 43. See also Cambridge Guildhall


Harry Noah

[Listed as SQUIRES on CWGC and Guildhall] Private 55374, 3rd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 11 October 1918. Born Cambridge, resident Malton, enlisted Hull. Baptised (privately ) 3 August 1886 at Cambridge, St. Luke (Chesterton), son of Noah Galley and Alice Jane Squire, of Hertford Street, Cambridge; his father was a tailor. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Cambridgeshire, resident with his parents, Noah Galley and Alice Jane, in Trinity Street, St Michael, Cambridge. His death was registered in the Sculcoates Registration District, Yorkshire, aged 32, in the 4th quarter 1918. Buried in HULL NORTHERN CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Plot/Row/Section 65. Grave 4. See also Cambridge Guildhall


Kenneth Ferguson Arnold

Lieutenant, H.M.S. St Vincent, Royal Navy. Accidentally killed while conducting instruction on explosives 22 January 1918. Aged 26. Born 7 January 1892 in the Cambridge Registration District. Son of Arnold Joseph and Mary A. Wallis, of 5, Belvoir Terrace, Cambridge. Served in H.M.S. "Temeraire" 1913-17 and fought in the Battle of Jutland. Cadet Captain at Osborne and Dartmouth Colleges; won the first prize in the Cadets bayonet competition R.N. and M. Tournament, 1911. Enlisted 17 September 1894; became Sub_lieutenant 15 June 1912 and Lieutenant 15 November 1913. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Cambridge, resident with is arents, Arnold Joseph and May, at 5, Trumpington Road Belvoir Terrace, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Cambridge, unmarried, a Midshipman aboard H.M.S. Achilles, residing at Portsmouth. Buried in LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Orkney. Section B. Grave 14. See also Cambridge St Botolph and Cambridge Guildhall and also Cambridge, St Faiths School



Private, Royal Fusiliers - no further information currently available


Frederick Charles

Private 202204, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 13 December 1917. Enlisted Cambridge, resident Cambridge. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Kester, of 66 Milton Road, Cambridge; two brothers and two sisters. Attested and embodied 3rd/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment 8 November 1915, transferred 2nd/4th Battalion, Royal Sots 8 December 1916, joined 11th Battalion 25 September 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D. See also Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge Guildhall


Frederick John

Private 238112, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 October 1918. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Edward Stearn, of 20 Walnut Tree Avenue, Cambridge; husband of Evelyn Lucy Maud (nee King) Stearn, of 50, Newnham, Cambridge; married 13 September 1918 at Cambridge. Formerly 9/5648, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 9st 8lbs, chest 36 inches. Enlisted 29 November 1916. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Cambridge, College Clerk Pultery, resident with his widowed father, Edward, at 20, Walnut Tree Avenue, Cambridge. Buried in ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 5. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Mary the Less


Eric [James]

Private 20140, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 September 1917. Aged 22. Born 27 September 1895 in Chesterton, Cambs, enlisted Cambridge Son of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Cracknell, of 6, Dorie St., Cambridge. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Cambridgeshire, resident with his mother, Elizabeth, at 37, Newnham, Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Cambridge, a College Servant, a boarder at 3 Church Rate Walk, Newnham, Cambridge. Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 2. See also Cambridge Guildhall and Cambridge St Paul's


Frederick [Charles]

[Memorial states Private, Suffolk Regiment] Private 2114, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 May 1915. Born crica 1889 Castle End, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was a College Servant, aged 22, born Cambridge, residing with his grandmother, Harriett Graves, at 29 Vicarage Terrace, Cambridge. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 2. See also Cambridge Guildhall and also Cambridge St Barnabas

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