WITCHFORD WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Dave Edwards & Cliff Brown
names are recorded on a brass plaque within the church. Supplementary
information has been extracted from CWGC records where possible.
13685, 'D' Company, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
Died at Norwich died 20 May 1916. Aged 22. Born Witchford, enlisted
Ely. Buried in ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, WITCHFORD, Cambridgeshire.
South of the church.
115174, 29th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).
Died of wounds 22 August 1918. Aged 27. Born Sutton, enlisted Leyton.
Son of Fred and Naomi Burrows, of Witchford, Isle of Ely, Cambs.
Formerly 595876, London Regiment. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER)
SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 83.
also Liverpool Street Station,
Corporal TF/201363, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.
Killed at Ypres in action 26 September 1917. Aged 21. Born Benwick,
enlisted Ely. Son of James Hiam Coulson and Emily Coulson, of Witchford,
Isle-of-Ely, Cambs. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL,
Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
17966, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in
action 16 June 1915. Aged 32. Born Ely, enlisted Bedford, resident
Somersham, Huntingdonshire. Son of John Freeman Dewey and Elizabeth
Dewey, of Witchford, Ely, Cambs; husband of Annie Dewey, of Church
St., Somersham, St. Ives, Hunts. No known grave. Commemorated on
LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11. See
also Somersham Memorial.
from National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section XII
Bedford and Northampton:
W., Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in November 1914, and having completed a
period of training at Felixstowe, was seven months later
drafted to the Western Front. After only eight days' active
service he was unfortunately killed in action in the La
Bassée sector on June 16th, 1915. He was entitled
to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory
"The path of duty was the way to glory."
Street, Somersham, Hunts.
15771, 11th (Cambridgeshire) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed
in action on Sunday, 10 June 1917. Aged 20. Born Doncaster, Yorkshire,
enlisted Ely. Son of William and Harriet Dolby of Main Street, Witchford.
In 1911 he is listed as William DOLBY, son of William and Harriet
Dolby, unmarried, aged 14, born Doncaster, resident Silver Street
Ely, Cambridgeshire; although he was born in Yorkshire the rest
of his family, including parents, were born in and around Ely. Buried
in CANADIAN CEMETERY No.2, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France.
Plot 16. Row E. Grave 7. [Listed as John William on CWGC and William
on SDGW and memorial]
26615, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment.
Killed in action 3 June 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Witchford,
enlisted Ely. Son of Joseph and Sarah Jane Dunham, of Witchford,
Ely, Cambs. In the 1911 census he is listed as Joseph William DUNHAm,
on of Joseph and Sarah Jane Dunham, single, aged 18, Farm Labourer,
born and resident Witchford. Formerly 24993, Suffolk Regiment. Buried
in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Plot VII. Row F. Grave 8.
21321, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres
31 July 1917. Born Witchford, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Newmarket.
No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Littleport
TF/203385, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment).
Killed in action 6 December 1917. Born Witchford, enlisted Newmarket,
resident Littleport. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 2. See also Littleport
27364, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light
Infantry). Died of wounds 10 May 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident
Witchford, enlisted Ely. Son of Robert and Alice Parsons Taylor,
of Witchford, Ely, Cambs. Formerly G/123167, East Surrey Regiment.
Buried in LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, Pas de Calais, France.
Plot I. Row B. Grave 23.. See also Wentworth.
34651, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London
Regiment). Wounded & missing 24 March 1918, Prisoner of War,
died of wounds 18 April 1918. Aged 30. Born Wentworth, enlisted
and resident Ely. Son of the late John and Charlotte Youngs, of
Witchford, Ely, Cambs; their second son killed the first being John
Robert Youngs. In the 1911 census he was the son of John and Charlotte
Youngs, unmarried, aged 23, Agricultural Labourer, born Wentworth,
resident Witchford, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE
BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXX. Row
A. Grave 62.
Corporal 29874, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment).
Killed in action 18 October 1916. Born and resident Witchford, enlisted
Ely. Son of John Youngs, of Witchford Rd., Wentworth, Ely, Cambs;
brother of Francis who also fell. Formerly 15883, Suffolk Regiment.
In 1911 census John Robert YOUNGS is the son of John & Charlotte
Youngs, single, Agricultural Labourer, aged 23, born Wentworth,
resident Witchford, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH
CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 13. See
John Young in Cambridgeshire Times 8 December 1916. But he is
Youngs on CWGC, Young on SDGW and Young on Wentworth, but YOUNGS
on Witchford; the 1911 census states he is YOUNGS.
19774, 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 November
1916. Aged 41. Born London [SDGW] or Surbiton, Surrey [CWGC], enlisted
Barnsley, Yorkshire, resident Cudworth, Yorkshire. Son of Charles
and Mary Watson, Witchford (they fostered many children); husband
of Hephizibah Watson, of 11, Market St, Cudworth, Barnsley, Yorks.
In 1911 he is listed as George WATSON, he was married to Hephizibah
for 11 years with 3 children, aged 34, a Coal Miner Hewer, born
London, Middlesex, resident Barnsley; his wife was born Stretham,
Cambridgeshire and his eldest daughter was born in Witchford. Buried
in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
I. Row H. Grave 33. [Known as George, listed as Charles George Watson
on SDGW & CWGC but George on the 1911 census]
5932493, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died
as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese 26 September 1944. Aged 31.
Son of Edward and Margaret Cone, of Witchford, Cambridgeshire.
in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row K. Grave 27.
1st Class 1360698, 36 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore 11 February
1942. Son of Herbert Murton Hadrill who was Vicar of Witchford and
Rector of Wentworth from 1938 to 1848 (also in Wentworth 1930 to
1938). No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji
War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 418.
14864716, Royal Engineers. Died 10 September 1945. Aged 19. Son
of Harold James Jugg and Rosetta May Jugg, of Witchford, Cambridgeshire.
Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 5. Row F. Grave 1.
5933590, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died
as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese 25 October 1943. Aged 23. Son
of Harold James Jugg and Rosetta May Jugg, of Witchford, Cambridgeshire.
Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row O. Grave
Driver 2003203, 560 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 30 April
1944. Aged 24. Born Norfolk, resident Cambridgeshire. Son of David
and Rebecca Barber Langley, of Southery, Norfolk; husband of Elsie
Clingo Langley, of Southery. Born and resident Cambridgeshire.
in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 7.
Officer Class I, Regimental Sergeant Major 5766945, 4th
Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Killed in the Japanese invasion
of Malaya and Singapore between 4 and 13 February 1942. Aged 37.
Son of John and Minnie Lunn; husband of Ellen Lunn, of Witcham,
Cambridgeshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 15.
Row E. Grave 8.
4038451, 1st Battalion The Herefordshire Regiment, King’s Shropshire
Light Infantry. Died 7 September 1944. Aged 30. Son of Edwin and
Ellen Morris; husband of Ivy May Morris, of Witchford, Cambridgeshire.
Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot II. Row
D. Grave 24.
5949873, 9th (The Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons) Battalion,
King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 8 March 1944. Son of John
and K. H. Perry, of Witchford, Cambridgeshire. Buried in BEACH HEAD
WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot XI. Row F. Grave 4.
Officer Cook C/MX58462, H.M.S. Walker, Royal Navy. Died 14 November
1944. Aged 24. Son of William Charles Thomas Vigus and Matilda Alice
Vigus; husband of Edna Grace Vigus, of Bowes Park, Middlesex. Buried
in ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, WITCHFORD, Cambridgeshire.
31 January, 2018