The Memorial Seat, which is adjacent to the War Memorial, was dedicated at a memorial service held on Tuesday 15 July 2014


On Tuesday 15 July 2014 a service was held in Warboys to dedicate a Memorial Seat to commemorate the outbreak of World War 1 and to rededicate the War Memorial.  The Seat which has the inscription:
"Lest we forget...
In Memory of all those who died 1914 - 1918
"

also has an additional 2 names inscribed on it.  They are Sydney Cooper and Thomas Amps both of whom have War Graves in Warboys Church Cemetry.  Sydney Cooper's name should have been there originally but was omitted in error.

The Service, attended by Captain Victor Lucas RN, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, closely followed that of the original held Thursday 21 July 1921. The service was led by Canon Michael Wadsworth assisted by Nigel Graham the Minister of Warboys Grace Baptist Church.

Pupils from Warboys Community Primary School attended and read out the names of all the men now listed from World War 1, World War 2 and the Korean War.

A 2 minutes silence was kept in remembrance and the Last Post and Reveille sounded.

After the service, refreshments (including Trench Cake) were served in the Parish Centre by ladies from the Royal British Legion.

Pictures Taken at Memorial Service

Children from Warboys CP School 
Children from Warboys CP School who read the names on the War Memorial and Seat, with their Teacher

Memorial Service July 2014 
At the Memorial Service, the Seat is under the Union Jack.

Memorial Service July 2014 
At the Memorial Service.


All 4 pictures on this web page © Evan Tringham 2014



As part of the centenary of the First World War, Mary Tringham and Joan Bennett have written a summary of the background of each of the WW1 Men on the War Memorial and the Seat.  If you click on the Surnames in the flyout menus on the left, under War Memorial, and you select a surname you will see their summary. If anyone knows further information on the Men, if they let us know we will update their entry via (webmaster@fowl.org.uk).

   

The men's information is held as a .pdf file. Browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Opera should display their details within the web page if they have Adobe Acrobat/Reader as a Plugin; some browsers such as Iron may only download the .pdf and you will need to display as a separate operation by double clicking the download. When using an iPad you may need to touch the Warboys sign in the top left corner so flyout menus do not remain over the men's details.

   

The following is a list of References.  If one is missing we apologise, please let us know the omission and/or correction needed:
Websites:
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    Ancestry.com
    Roll of Honour - Martin Edwards
    Hunts Cyclist Battalion - Martyn Smith
    Find My Past
    The Genaelogist
    Regimental Websites
    The National Archives
    The Long Long Trail
    Army Service Numbers
    Imperial War Museum
    Wikipedia
    www.curme.co.uk
    www.johndclare.net
    Pat Cryer
   
   
People
    Huntingdon Archive
    Pidley Church, Church Warden: Kevin Doyle
    Nigel Graham
    Joan Cole
    Penny Noble
    Marlene and Lionel Payne
    Family members of the Hodson and Norman families
    Audrey Manchett
   
Books and Articles
    'The History of the Queen Victoria Rifles'
    'A short History of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 1741 to 1922' by R B Crosse
    'The 33rd Division 1915 to 1919' by G S Hutchinson
    Hunts Post
    'A History of No.10 Squadron Royal Naval Air Service in WW1' by Mike Westrop
   

 


For a website listing those on the War Memorial together with regiment details etc also see: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Huntingdonshire/Warboys.html

 

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