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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme

In the Church of St Peter and St Paul there is a full Great War Roll of Honour and a brass Memorial plaque.

Photograph Copyright © Phil Curme 2000

"To the glory of God and in memory of
the brave men of Alconbury Cum Weston
who gave their lives for
King and Country during the
Great War 1914 - 1919"

Edmund ALLEN

Private 18529, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of Wounds 12/12/1916. Age 26. Born Alconbury Weston. Enlisted Bedford, resident Alconbury Weston. Son of Sarah and the late B. Allen of Alconbury Weston. Husband of Ethel Blanche Allen of The Hill, Alconbury Weston, Huntingdon. Served 14 months in France, and took part in the Battles of Loos and Somme. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery.


Private 4301, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26/9/1916. Age 21. Born Alconbury, enlisted Alconbury. Son of Arthur and Harriet Barnard, of Mill House, Alconbury, Huntingdon. Formerly 27008 Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.

David Arthur BERRILL

Private 50123, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 31/7/1917. Age 38. Born Brampton. Enlisted Alconbury. Husband of Ellen Berrill of North Rd, Alconbury, Hunts. Formerly 35181 Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Allen William BRAWN

Private 49613, 2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 21/3/1918. Age 20. Born and resident Alconbury, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Joseph and Florence Brawn of Brookside, Alconbury, Hunts. Commemorated on Arras Memorial.


Private 9848, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 3/8/1916. Age 22. Born Oakham, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Alconbury. Son of the late Newton Bromhead and Mary Elizabeth Bromhead of Noonan Cottage, Oakham, Rutland. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.

Eric William COPEMAN

Private 43114, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25/9/16. Age 20. Born Broughton. Enilsted Huntingdon. Son of William and Rebecca Copeman of Bury, Ramsey, Hunts. Formerly 1599, Hunts Cyclists Battalion. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.

Richard Cade ELLIOTT

Private 16881, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22/3/1918. Age 27. Born and resident Alconbury, enlisted Huntigdon. Son of Albert and Maria Jane Elliott of Alconbury, Hunts. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial.


Photograph Courtesy and
Copyright © Martyn Smith 2002

Private 17479, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15/4/1918. Aged 38. Born Ware, Hertfordshire, enlisted Peterborough. Buried Alconbury St Peter & St Paul Churchyard.

Thomas GREY, MM

Corporal 9500, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Age 19. Died of wounds received on 9th August 1917. Son of Robert Christopher and Minnie Grey of "Brooklands", Alconbury, Huntingdon. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.


[Spelt GRIFFEN on CWGC] Private 23738, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 18/6/1916 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Alwalton, enlisted Bedford, resident Alconbury. From the 7th Beds War Diary, "No 23738 Pte Griffin J, C Coy, shot himself, died in Field Ambulance." Son of Mrs. Rose Griffen, of 22, Green Lane Rd., Leicester. Buried in St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France. Grave I. D. 4.


Private20532, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment (Shown on Roll of Honour as 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment). Killed in action 19/4/1916. Age 41. Born Alconbury, resident Alconbury, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Hephzibah Holding of Alconbury, Huntingdon. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.


Private 1785, 1st Infantry. A.E.T.F. 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died Tuesday, 17th August 1915. Commemorated on Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey.

Ernest Arthur PEACH

Private 51620, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 29th April 1918. Age 32. Born Great Raveley, resident Alconbury. Son of James and Matilda Peach of Owls End, Great Stukeley, Huntingdon. Formerly 19283, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, Vlamertinghe, Ieper.


Private 10/2295, 5th Wellington's Infantry. Died Sunday, 8th August 1915. Son of Henry Ringrow of Alconbury, Huntingdon. Chunuk Bair (NZ) Memorial, Turkey. Could be related to the following from SDITGW. William Ringrow. Born Alconbury. Resident Ellington. Enlisted Leicester. 14797. Lance Corporal. Killed in action 14/7/1916. 9th Battalion, Leics Regiment.


Private 16887, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12/11/1915. Age 20. Born Alconbury, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Alconbury. Son of George and Susan Slough of Manor Farm, Brington, Hunts. Native of Alconbury Weston, Hunts. Buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

Charles STOKES

Private G/15354, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force 31/8/1917. Born Alconbury, enlisted Lingfield, Surrey, resident Dormansland, Surrey. Commemorated on Kirkee 1914 - 1918 Memorial, India.

James William Henry TOWNSEND

Private 65489, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 10/5/1918. Enlisted Bedford. Son of James Townsend of Alconbury, Hunts. Formerly 60524, West Yorks Regiment. Buried in Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouqueriuil, Pas de Calais.

Benjamin VEAL

Private 17335, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15/9/1916. Born Cherry Orton, Peterborough, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Alconbury. Buried in Guillemont Rd Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.

Alfred Charles Ernest WHITE

Private 242552, 8th Battalion, Alexandra, Prince of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 21/10/1917. Born Sawtry. Enlisted Alconbury.

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mort".

There is a separate memorial in the church which reads :-

"In ever grateful memory of Peter Frederick Searle, a Sergeant of 101 Squadron RAF and of his crew killed in air operations over Germany 21st January 1944". 1600379. RAF Volunteer Reserve. Son of Frederick John Henry and Annie Mabel Searle, of Alconbury, Hunts. Runnymede Memorial.

Also there is another memorial in the form of a small brass plaque :-

"In memory of Arthur Ringrow. Trooper, Kimberley Light Horse who lost his life during the South African War 1899 - 1902".

28 March 2004

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