UNIVERSIRTY PRESS & COLLEGE SERVANTS WAR MEMORIAL
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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.
THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
WAR 1914 - 1919
THE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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.
Born 27 March 1895, 1st son of William Sheldon Hadley (Master of
Pembroke College, Cambridge) and Edith, his wife, of The Master's
Lodge, Pembroke College, and Heacham, Norfolk. He was at Charterhouse
[B] 1909 - 1914, where he was a good scholar and an outstanding
sportsman. He won a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge but shortly
after the declaration of war he took a commission in the Northamptonshire
Regiment, joining 7th Bn. [This was a sportsmanís battalion raised
by the Northampton Rugby international Edgar Mobbs, who was later
himself Battalion Commander and died at Passchendaele.] He won the
M.C. In the autumn of 1918 he was seriously wounded and was invalided
home to the Central Military Hospital, Eastbourne. Here on 25 October
1918 he died of pandemic influenza. There were about a dozen other
influenza deaths at the hospital October - December that year, including
2 nurses. His grave is in the north-east part of St. Maryís churchyard,
Heacham, North Norfolk. He lies under a private stone, bearing inset
in bronze the sword of sacrifice and the military cross. His parents
are buried next to him. See also Charterhouse
School, Godalming, Surrey, Perse
School, Cambridge Guildhall
from Lynn Advertiser - Friday 1 November 1918, page 8:
THE LATE CAPTAIN HADLEY.
a gloom was cast over the village and the greatest sympathy was
expressed by all when the sad news came to hand, at the end of
last week, that Captain Peyton Sheldon Hadley, M.C., elder son
of the Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Mrs. Hadley
(of The Lodge, Pembroke College. Cambridge. and of Shallcross,
Heacham) had fallen a victim to septic pneumonia following influenza,
while convalescing at Eastbourne, on Friday, at the early age
of 23. Additional pathos is added to the tragic occurrence by
the fact that his younger brother is now lying seriously wounded
in France. Capt. Hadley was educated at St. Ronan's, West Worthing
(Mr. S. S. Harris) and at Charterhonse (Mr. F. Dames Longworth),
where he was in the Sixth Form and was a member of the cricket
and football elevens, and won distinction as a runner. He was
to have begun residence at Pembroke College. Cambridge, in October
1914, but on the outbreak of war he acceoted a commission in the
Northampton Regiment. In France he gained distinction and the
Military Cross as a leader of bombing attacks, in which he displayed
the utmost daring. He was twice severely wounded, first on the
Somme in 1916, and again on the 26th March last. On recovering
from his first wound he was appointed to an Officer's Cadet Battalion
at Cambridge. but at his own earnest desire he went out again
to the front, where he served until he received his second wound
in March last. On leaving hospital his health was far from being
completely re-established. and he was sent to convalesce at Eastboune,
where he fell victim to influenza and septic pneumonia as stated.
remains arrived at Headcham on Monday and were conveyed by men
of a locally stationed regiment to the parish church, where they
rested until noon of the following day, when the funeral took
place. This was of a military character, the military arrangements
being carried out by the colonel and officers of a regiment now
stationed in the locality. A guard of honour of the regiment was
present, as were also the pipers (under the leadership of Bugle-Major
Woods), and the quaint and mourneful tone of an old Irish lament
from the pipes honoured the dead officer as his remains were carried
from the church to the grave.
mourners present were the Master of Pembroke and Mrs. Hadley (parents).
Mrs. Reginald Appach (aunt), Mr. J. M. Dodds. Fellow of Peterhouse,
Cambridge (godfather), and Mrs. Herring. of Narborough.
large number of vi!lagers and others were present and we understand
that many were absent through being unaware of the hour of the
funeral. Among those present were Col. L. G. Oliver, Mr. C. E.
Strachan, Mr. James Jackson, Mrs. Cockburn Stewart, the Rev. W.
A. and Mrs. Day, Mrs. Clement R. Ingleby, the Misses Black, Mrs.
Hill, Mr. C. B. L. and Miss Tylecote. Mr. and Mrs. W. Clarke,
Mr. and Mr. C. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. N. Rolfe, Mrs. Martin
ffolkes. Miss Jarvis, Mrs. R. T. Gunther, Mr. and Mrs. G. Robinson,
Mr. and Mrs. W. Perfitt. the Misses Spencer. the Misses Beck and
Miss Kvlleberg, Miss Spurrell. Mrs. Brevitt, Mrs. J. E. Hodgett,
Mr. and Mrs. R. Pull. Mr. and Mrs. Lowerison, Mr. and Miss Suter,
Miss Jessie Spencer and Miss Foulsham. Captain H. B. Jones, M.C.,
Wiltshire Regiment, attended to represent the command depot at
Eastbourne, and Pte. E. Graver, Northamptonshire Regiment (the
deceased's regiment) on furlough in the village, was also present,
many members of the choir as could be present attended and Mr.
Suter rendered the music with the sympathy which invariably accompanies
his playing: and in the voluntary which was given at the end.
"My ain folk." played by request, he bore eloquent testimony
to the loyalty which one of Captain Hadley's predominant chnractiristics.
Hadley was a member of choir and always assisted in the church
music when at home. He had considerable ability, a rich base voice,
and as recently as last Christnas sans solos in the Christmas
music. While the large congregation was assembling Mr. Suter plated
"O for the wings of a dove" and "O rest in the
Lord" (Mendelssohn) and after the lesson, which was impressively
read by Mr. C. W. N. Rolfe, the congregation stood while the grand
theme of Handel's Dead March from "Saut" pealed forth
from the organ. Psalm 39 was sung to a double chant by Turle,
and after the lesson the hymn "The saints of God, their conflict
past," found a place in the service.
The Rev. G. T. Thompson(vicar) most sympathetically and impressive!y
rendered the rest of the service, and at the usual services on
Sundav he made touching reference to the sad event, and appropriate
hymns were sung.
grave which is near that of the late Lieut. A. B. Thorne, R.A.F.,
was draped with purple and chrysanthemums. After the Blessing
three farewell volleys were fired and the Last Post, sounded by
five buglers, bade "goodbye" to the departed.
and wreaths, in spite of the notice to the contrary, were sent
in great profiusion. Many of these were placed, recalling the
sad occasion. in the chapel of Pembroke College. Among those that
covered the spot where he lies there were:—"From his
father mother ard brother." "Mrs. Cockburn Stewart,
'For he has won and now for ever wears, the spotless flower of
a hero's life.' With tender sympathy." "In loving memory
of dear Peyton, from Ena." "To a dear friend, with the
heartfelt sympathy of S. P. Ora." "A small tribute of
the deepest sympathy, from Reginald.' "With affectionate
sympathy and regret, from Mrs. Strachan and Agneta." "With
sincere sympathy and deep regret, from Hurn and Sarah." "Loving
sympathy, from the Rev. William, Mrs. and Miss Day." "In
most affectionate remembrance, Mr. and Miss Tylecote." "With
deepest sympathy, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman." "With love,
from Mrs. Martin ffolkes." "In loving memory of dear
Peyton, from Arnold." "In memory of dear Master Peyton,
who was loved by us all. Eva." "From the Fridhem children."
"With deep sympathy, from two old friends of his mother,
Miss Beck and Miss Kvlleberg." "With much love and smoothy,
from Alice and Edward Browne." "In proud and loving
memory of my dear nephew. Miss Hadley." "Loving sympathy,
Mr. and Mrs. Neville Rolfe." "For Peyton, with love
and tender thoughts, from Jack, Gordon, Rosamund and Dick Thorne."
"In memory of Capt. P. S. Hadley, M.C., Northamptonshire
Regiment, from the officers of the Officers' Command Depot, Eastbourne."
"With very deepest sympathy, from Mrs. herring and Lady Seale."—One
of the wreaths placed in Pem,broke College Chapel is of bay and
laurel leaves and bears the inscription, "In memory of a
gallant English gentleman."
from Cambridge Daily News - Saturday 26 October 1918,
OF CAPT. P. S. HADLEY, M.C.
Elder Son of the Master of Pembroke.
regret to announce the death of Captain Peyton Sheldon Hadley,
which occurred at Eastbourne on Friday of pneumonia. Captain Hadley
was the elder son of the Master of Pembroke, and was educated
at Charterhouse (Mr. F. Davies Longworth's), where he was in the
Sixth Form. He was member of the school cricket and football elevens,
and won distinction also as a runner. He was to have come into
residence at Pembroke in October, 1914, but the outbreak of war
he accepted a commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment. He
was wounded on the Somme in August, 1916, and a second time the
26th March last; he was convalescing from the latter wound when
he was attacked by influenza and septic pneumonia, from which
he died after very short illness. Captain Hadley was awarded the
Military Cross in June, 1916.
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
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
|[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
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
Fusiliers - no further information currently available
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
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
and Cambridge St Mary the
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
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
23 April, 2022