ST ANDREW WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson
war memorial is inside the parish church of St. Andrew's, High Street,
Oakington, and is to be found in the north aisle. It takes the form
of a wall mounted wooden Triptych that opens to show a sculpted crucifixion
flanked by a bracketed figure either side; slightly forward of the Crucifixion
scene is a trefoiled wooden panel surmounted by two heraldic shields
with the innscriptions and World War 1 names on the inside of the two
doors; further World War 2 and Afghanistan Conflict inscriptions and
names are to be found on an extension to the base panels below the Triptych;
all the lettering os finished in a gilt colour in addition to which,
when closed, the Triptych has a painted nativity scene. The memorial
was dedicated circa December 1920. There are 20 names for World War
1, 15 for World War 2 and one for Afghanistan.
Copyright ©Ann Thompson 2000
MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
NO MAN THAN THIS
UP IN VICTORY
17 January, 2021
Private 106029, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action
25 March 1918. Born and resident Oakington, enlisted Cambridge.
Worked for Great Eastern Railway. Buried in ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH
CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 7. See also Liverpool
Street Station War Memorial and Girton
A/200557, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps who was killed in
action on Thursday, 16th August 1917. Aged 34. Born Dry Drayton,
enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Sarah Alice Brickwood, of Station
Cottages, Oakington. Formerly 6164, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
115 to 119 and 162A and 163A
44643, "D" Coy. 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment who
died on Thursday, 30th May 1918. Aged 18. Born Cambridge, enlisted
Whitehall, London. Son of Elizabeth Ann Dant, of 20, Victoria
Rd., Cambridge, and the late Charles Dant. Fromerly 537227, London,
Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France
33331, 36th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Labour Corps who was killed
in action on Sunday, 23rd September 1917. Born and resident Oakington,
enlisted Willingham. Buried in Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery,
Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row D. Grave 6.
29341, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment formerly
(36501), Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday,
4th October 1917. Aged 32. Born Destwich, Cambs (sic), enlisted
Cambridge, resident Oakington. Husband of Georgina May Doggett,
of Cross Roads, Oakington. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row A. Grave 23.
Hubert James Golding, Private, 19375, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire
Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 28th July 1917. Enlisted
Coventry. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8
further information currently
19th Bty., Royal Field Artillery who died of wounds on Sunday,
9th May 1915. Aged 35. Son of Maj. Henry Littledale and Elizabeth
Littledale; husband of Mary Josephine Littledale, of Cherwell
Edge, Oxford. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 4.
3251, Suffolk Yeomanry, who died on Monday, 1st November 1915.
Aged 21. Son of Mr. G. S. and Mrs. M. A. Newton, of Malzie Lodge,
Hills Avenue, Cambridge. Born at Warboys, Huntingdon, resident
Warboys, enlisted Woodbridge. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery,
Malta. Plot D. Row I. Grave 2.
118th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery, attached Royal Flying
Corps, Royal Garrison Artillery who was killed in action on Tuesday,
14th August 1917. Aged 20. Son of Gerald Edward and Emily Phipps,
of St. Albans. Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 16
40733, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was kiled in action
on Thursday, 10th May 1917. Aged 24. Born Cottenham, enlisted
Cambridge. Son of Henry and Caroline Pierson, of 3, Elm Cottages,
Corbett St., Cottenham. Formerly 4327, Suffolk Regiment. Buried
in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery. Plot I. Row F. Grave 36.
15585, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action
on Friday, 22nd March 1918. Born Brampton, Hunts, enlisted Cambridge.
No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais,
France. Bay 4.
E Stearn on CWGC] Private 27230, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
(City Of London Regiment). Died of wounds 1 November 1917. Aged
20. Born and resident Oakington, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cambridge.
Son of Robert and Jane Stearn, of High St., Oakington, Cambs.
in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Plot VI. Row F. Grave 44.
Private 15826, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment (confirmed in
Petty Sessional Division of Cambridge, Roll of Service, July 1915).
Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders.
Born Cambrwell, Surrey, enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
3755, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died of wounds
on Friday, 22nd September 1916. Aged 18. Enlisted Cambridge. Foster
son of Amelia Smith, of Cambridge Rd., Oakington. Buried in GEZAINCOURT
COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave
IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945
Eric Gordon Baker, Lance Corporal, 5933206, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire
Regiment who died on Saturday, 14th February 1942. Aged 28. Son
of Gordon and Ettie Baker, of Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand.
No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Civil Hospital Grave Memorial, Singapore.
Arthur George Jonathon
Driver, T/234070, 258 General Transport Company, Royal
Army Service Corps who died on Tuesday, 16th March 1943. Aged
35. Son of George and Fanny Cross; husband of Lilian Alice Cross,
of Oakington. Buried in Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya. Plot 6. Row
B. Grave 18.
Reginald Charles Henry
Private, 5777821, 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
who died on Wednesday, 3rd March 1943. Aged 23. Prisoner of war.
Son of Charles Henry and Phoebe Maria Neal, of Oakington. Buried
in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Plot 13. Row A. Grave 8.
Felix Owen Warboys
Flight Sergeant, 1392466, Air Bomber, 106 Squadron,
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Wednesday, 16th
February 1944. Buried in St. Andrew Churchyard, Oakington.
Private, 5830982, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment
who died on Thursday, 10th June 1943. Aged 25. Prisoner of war.
Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row M.
Lance Corporal, 5832269, Corps of Military Police
who died on Monday, 29th November 1943. Aged 29. Son of Charles
and Sarah Toates, of Oakington. Buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery,
Algeria. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 10.
Second Lieutenant, 339978, Royal Armoured Corps
attached 16th Light Cavalry,, Indian Armoured Corps who died on
Sunday, 25th February 1945. Aged 23. Son of Hubert Coote Webb
and Amy Augusta Webb, of Oakington. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery,
Myanmar. Plot 20. Row G. Grave 16.
There is a second record for him on the
CWGC which lists him as 16th Indian Light Cavalry commemorated
25232737, 7 Rifles (Territorial). Shot as his patrol came under
fire near Sangin in Helmand province 15 November 2009. Aged 23.
Born 29 July 1986. Buried in St. Andrew Churchyard, Oakington.
After his death, one of the tributes to him was a bench, set in
place outside the Pavilion at Oakington.
Copyright © CambridgeshireLive
from The Times, Wednesday, Nov. 18,
2009, article by Andrew Norfolk:
killed on patrol was awaiting new armour
Territorial Army soldier who was killed after serving only two
weeks in Afghanistan told friends that his battalion was still
awaiting delivery of new body armour and helmets.
Andrew Fentiman, 23, a university graduate who volunteered to
serve in Helmand province because he hoped to become a commissioned
officer, was shot dead by the Taleban on Sunday while on foot
patrol near Sangin.
days before his death, the reservist posted a blog informing former
work colleagues that he had arrived in Afghanistan and was about
to be moved to a forward operating base. He wrote: "We are
still waiting on these new body armour and helmets that were promised
to us. You would have seen the story splashed all over the news.
They said they would be ready for us but we hope they will arrive
September the Ministry of Defence announced that 5,000 sets of
its new Osprey Assault body armour and adapted Mk 7 helmets were
being shipped to Afghanistan for the use of frontline troops.
The MoD said last night that the equipment reached Helmand in
October but it was unable to confirm whether, or when, any of
the sets were issued to Rifleman Fentiman's battalion, 7 Rifles,
which was attached to the 3 Rifles Battle Group.
was the 234th member of the British Armed Forces to die in Afghanistan
since operations began in 2001 and the 97th to be killed this
year. He is the second TA soldier to be killed.
estimated 650 of the 9,000 troops on operational tours in Helmand
are TA volunteers; in total, 3,000 TA soldiers have served in
southern Afghanistan since 2006. The MoD was unable to say how
many of them had been killed.
wife of a British Army bomb disposal expert killed by an improvised
explosive device in Afghanistan,Rifleman Andrew Fentiman was killed
in Afghanistan on Sunday,on Sunday described him yesterday as
a "true hero". Corporal Loren Marlton-Thomas, 28, from
33 Engineer Regiment, died while clearing a route in Gereshk in
Helmand. His wife, Nicola, described him as "army barmy",
adding: "He did the job he loved and paid the ultimate price
for his friends, comrades and country."
Marlton-Thomas, who was from Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire and
lived in Braintree, Essex, joined the Army in 1998.
Fentiman, from Cambridge, studied mechanical engineering at the
University of Leicester, where he was a member of the East Midlands
University Officer Training Corps. After graduating, he became
a sales manager for an American software company, Teamstudio,
and joined the TA in 2007. He had intended to return to his civilian
job at Teamstudio, whose European operation is based at Huntingdon.
MoD spokeswoman said the new body armour and helmets were designed
to improve soldiers' comfort and flexibility but offered no greater
protection than the equipment used in Afghanistan until now.
front and back plates of the former Osprey armour hung off the
shoulders; the plates' in the new Osprey Assault armour, inserted
into front and back body pouches, are less,bulky and allow arms
to swing more freely. The adapted Mark 7 helmet is easier to use
in combination with the new body armour when lying on the ground.
General Nicholas Houghton, Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff, said
of Rifleman Fentiman's death: "The newer kit provides better
comfort but it does not give better protection. Sadly, therefore,
there is no reason to believe it would have made any difference
in respect of survivability in this case."
kit provides better comfort but does not give better protection'
to BBC News in the week he was killed, Corporal MarltonThomas
described seeing the "nerveracking" process of searching
for and destroying IEDs. "Each time we go out, we see a broad
spectrum of devices. For the lads who are doing the searching,
the colour has drained from their faces quite a few times.
myself, I'm a little farther back, but still I'm worrying about
the guys on the ground. So for me it is nerveracking as well."