Please see below an article kindly submitted by Duxford resident, Mr Tim Chudleigh; ahead of Remembrance Sunday 2015:
The names of those commemorated on the village war memorial from the First World War with the dates of their deaths, together with the street with which they are associated in the village.
G Flack, 26/08/1914, possibly St John's St
B Wick, 28/12/1915, Barkers Farm, Uncle was a horseman
G E Richardson 02/03/1916, St John's St.
H E Brand 01/07/1916, Wheatsheaf, St Peter's St.
V H C Sayer 02/08/1916, Station Rd
J Mynott 23/07/1917, Green St,
F C Jonas 31/07/1917, The Green
J Arnold MM 12/09/1917, St John's St.
H Rowlingson 21/11/17, High St.
J Carter, 27/12/1917, College Farm, was a stockman.
H Blackwell MM 21/03/1918 High St.
E Bowman 19/04/1918, Green St.
C Woodley 08/10/1918, Cambridge Rd.
A Blackwell 06/11/1918 High St. (brother of above)
E J Brand 04/02/1919, Heath Cottages
There is one other who is buried in the cemetery with a CWWG headstone, who died 10/12/1919.
G Griffiths of Highfield Hill.
Last year we commemorated the centenary of the first of those to die and to be remembered on the war memorial. After a gap of 16 months the second of those commemorated is approaching the centenary of their death. H.B. Wick, Basil, was killed in action on 28th December 1915 whilst serving with the 19th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers in France having crossed from England a month earlier he was 27 years old. Basil spent some of his childhood in Duxford where his uncle worked as a horseman, at some stage at Barkers Farm on Grange Road. He is buried at ‘Woburn Abbey’ Cemetery, Cuinchy, France. He was one of only 174 Commonwealth and British service personnel who died on that day during WW1, a quiet day in general although 6 of his comrades were killed on that day and are buried in the same cemetery.
In the October 2015 Chatterbox, Tina Jonas wrote about the contents of an old Nov.1985, edition of said august journal. She mentioned that there was an article by Freda Camp about the fact that on Remembrance Sundays, by the war memorial, there were fewer and fewer who remembered the people who were listed there as having died in the Second World War, and she wrote a little on each of them.
It is the same today as it was then, but probably more so: she wrote;-
James Skeats grew up in the village, a lively auburn-haired young man, who sang in the choir in St. Peter's Church, worked for Hardings the builders, and died in Italy.
Robert Haylock, grew up in the village and was a roundsman to Marriotts, the butchers, After many months a prisoner of war he died in Japan.
The Culham brothers lived in College Farmhouse, near St John's Church. One was in the Navy, but the other was in 14 Squadron RAF and was shot down near Tobruk on 21st May 1941.
Colin McIntyre Brown, brother of Mrs Gordon Johnson, lived on The Green, and was an officer in the Army.
Philip Marriott was the butcher's son(an only child) and was killed in action as a bomber pilot during the Battle of Britain.
Douglas Howe (known as Ginger) liver at Duxford Grange Farm, and worked at Parkers Poultry Farm in Thriplow. He died in a mine explosion in 1940.
George Moule lived at the Gate House in Hinxton Road (his mother lived then (1985) in Lacey's Way). He served in the Royal Navy and drowned in the Adriatic Sea whilst on a secret mission.
A.E. Miles, a very young man, lived on Royston Road. The family have now, (1985), left the village."
Freda herself worked during the war in nurse training posts and also helped deliver mail around the village. Freda also wrote that in 1985 the War Memorial was cared for by Dennis Smith and Jack Camp, both ex- servicemen.