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HORNINGSEA - Roll of Honour

World War 1 and 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards

This memorial consists of two plaques inside the Church and a Roll of Honour,
also in the Church is a listing all men who served in World War I.

To the glory of God
and in honour of the men of
who laid down their lives
in the service of their country
during the Great War
1914 – 1918.


Pte. 6th Bt. Northumberland Fusiliers [Probably: Pte. Edgar Thomas Sharpe, d 28/3/1918, commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

William HEATH

Pte. 25th Bt. Northumberland Fusiliers [d 25/10/1918,age 41, buried: CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, Nord, France. Son of Mrs. W. Heath, of High St., Horningsea, Cambs; husband of Kate E. Furness (formerly Heath), of 5, Lower Albert St., Kettering.


Pte. 2nd Bt. Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regt. [Probably: Pte. John Thomas Heath, d 26/10/1917, age 29, commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Husband of Emma Day (formerly Heath), of Suffield House, Girton, Cambs.


Pte. 7th Bt. Suffolk Regt. [d 23/12/1915, age 25, buried: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Son of George Newman, of 1, New St., Cambridge. Native of Horningsea, Cambs.


Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Regt. [L/Cpl. Herbert Edwin Webb Cornwell in CWGC, d 1/7/1916, age 25, buried: OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Webb Cornwell, of Virginia Cottage, Wellington St., Cambridge; husband of Ivy May Cornwell, of 24, Essex St., Colchester, late of 34, Herbert St., Chesterton, Cambridge.

George ELLIS

Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Regt. [d 8/8/1916, age 20, buried: DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Son of Charles and Kate Ellis, of 21, Fitzwilliam St., Cambridge. Native of Clayhythe, Horningsea, Cambs.

Wilfred Charles PETTITT

Pte. 11th Bt. Suffolk Regt. [d 28/4/1917, age 21, commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Uriah and Florence Ann Pettitt, of St. John's Lane, Horningsea, Cambridge.

Thomas (S.) PETTIT

Pte. 7th Bt. Bedfordshire Regt. [d 10/8/1917, age 29, buried: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


L/Cpl. 7th Bt. Canadian Expeditionary Force [d 2/7/1917, buried: COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Germany. Son of Mrs E Holmes, High St, Horningsea.

Their name liveth for evermore.

In memory of the men from Horningsea
who gave their lives for their country
1939 – 1945

Capt. Thomas Phillip BAILEY

Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Burma d 14/9/1944, age 29, buried: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Son of Frederick Thomas Bailey and Lillian Alice Bailey; husband of Sheila Mary Bailey, of Redhill, Surrey. P.A.S.I.


Suffolk Regt. Europe [Possibly: Jacob Richard Walter Payne, d 28/5/1940, age 27, commemorated: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Son of Walter and Esther Daisy Payne; husband of Dorothy Louise Payne, of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Suffolk Regt. Europe


Additional 1914 – 1918

Capt. Reginald [Cecil] BAKER

19th Bt. Tank Corp [d 14/2/1920 as a result of wounds, age 26, buried: Horningsea Churchyard. Son of Harriett Elinor Baker, of "Brookside,'' 18, St. Stephen's Rd., Canterbury, and the late Alfred Baker. Served in France.

‘Lest we forget’


Additional WW1 name included on Roll of Honour inside Church:-


Possibly: Pte. 1st Bt. Bedfordshire Regt. D 7/5/1916, age 22, buried: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France.


26 January 2002

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