SWAFFHAM PRIOR ZION CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Ann Thompson
additional information from Patrick Gariepy
memorial records Swaffham Prior Zionist residents who went to war and
never returned. It takes the form of a white, marble, tablet withn a
small nowy head. It lists ten men from World War 1, none for World War
2. The tablet was unveiled 20th NOvember 1919. Details appeared in the
Cambridge Independent Press 28th November 1919.
Copyright © Ann Thompson 2000
FIRST WORLD WAR
2nd/5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment who was killed in
action on Wednesday, 26th September 1917. Born Swaffham Prior, enlisted
Newmarket, resident Swaffham Bulbeck. No known grave. Commemorated
on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.
2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday,
3rd May 1917. Aged 31. Born
and resident Swaffham Bulbeck, enlisted Cambridge. Son of
Reuben Bareford, of Swaffham, Bulbeck, Cambridge. No known grave.
Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7
19th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of Malaria
in Egypt 9th November 1918. Aged 32. Born Huntingdon, resident Swaffham
Prior. Son of William and Mahala Benstead; husband of Daisy H. Benstead,
of High St. Swaffham Prior, Cambs. He was the grandfather of a later
Pastor; he died of Malaria in Egypt and never saw his daughter who
was born in 1917. Buried
in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot/Row/Section B.
the St Mary's Church War Memorial.
7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday,
16th October 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Butler, of Archer's
Farm, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambs. Buried in AUBY COMMUNAL CEMETERY,
Nord, France. South side of main path.
7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was
killed in action
on Monday, 3rd July 1916. Aged 26. Born bristol, enlisted Cambridge.
Son of Nathan Fordham of Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge. No known grave.
Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face
1 C and 2 A.
Francis Danby Palmby
Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) who died on Sunday,
29th September 1918. Born December 31, 1885, in Swaffham, Cambs.,
the son of Susan Hawkes of Swaffham. He was unmarried and in civil
life was employed as a grocery clerk. On August 4, 1915, he enlisted
in the C.E.F. in Toronto, Ontario. At the time of his enlistment
he was described as being 6 feet tall with fair complexion, blue
eyes and medium hair. Son
of Mrs. S. Hawkes, of Swaffham Priory, Cambs. Buried in ONTARIO
CEMETERY, SAINS-LES-MARQUION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave
the St Mary's Church War Memorial.
National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4163 - 54
Corporal, 110229, 5th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifle. Killed
in action 1st October 1916. Aged 22. Born March 29, 1895, in Northfleet,
Gravesend, Kent, the son of James Hawkes of 62, Gatehouse, Bolney,
Sussex. He was unmarried and in civil life was employed as a farm
labourer. On February 9, 1915, he enlisted in the C.E.F. in Sherbrooke.
At the time of his enlistment he was described as being 5 feet 8
inches tall with fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes. Son of
James & Lucy Hawkes of Whitemans Green, Cuckfield, and the late
James Hawkes. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas
de Calais, France. On the St
Mary's Church War Memorial. National
Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4163 - 41
Richard P aka Dick
1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday,
3rd October 1915. Born Swaffham Prior, enlisted Newmarket. No known
grave. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
Panel 37 and 38. On the St Mary's
Church War Memorial.
6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) who was killed
in action on Saturday, 10th August 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident
Swaffham Prior, enlisted Newmarket. Son of Henry and Maria Heffer,
of Mutton Row, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge. Formerly 24446, Northamptonshire
Regiment. Buried in MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, Somme, France.
Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 16. On the St
Mary's Church War Memorial. [Listed
as Charles George in CWGC]
1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born Swaffham, enlisted
Newmarket, resident Islington. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY,
Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III Row K. Grave 17.
Those No known grave. Commemorated on the church war memorial are to be found on a tablet.
Tablet unveiled: 20th. November, 1919,
commemorating the former Sunday school Scholars:"
21 May, 2020