The names of those commemorated on the village war memorial from the First World War are listed below, together with the date of death and 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.
- Horace Blackwell MM 21/03/1918 High St.
- Owen Edgar Bowman 19/04/1918, Green St.
- Charles Albert Woodley 08/10/1918, Cambridge Rd.
- Allen Blackwell 06/11/1918 High St. (brother of above)
- E J Brand 04/02/1919, Heath Cottages
- George Griffiths 10/12/1919, Highfield Hill is buried in the cemetery with a CWWG headstone
- A. E. Barnes 20/07/1916, has no known grave and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
First World War 1914-1918 At the centenary of the start of the First World War, it seemed appropriate to remember those who lived in, or were associated with Duxford and whose names are inscribed on the War Memorial Cross, on the centenary of their deaths. Each one of those named were people with family and friends in the village. The families may be long gone, but each Remembrance day the names are read out.
When you click on the links in the names above, you can find more information about their personal stories. Please check back from time to time, as new information is added.
The War Memorials Trust works to protect and conserve all war memorials in the UK and aims to ensure that war memorials remain part of our communities forever. War Memorials Trust strives to do this by building a greater understanding of our war memorial heritage. The Learning Programme educates young people about war memorials; their function, history and significance to communities, giving young people an understanding of war memorial heritage so they can continue to preserve them in the future
IWM’s War Memorials Register has recently launched the names database displaying the names of individuals commemorated on war memorials: http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/search
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