Victor Harvey Craske Sayer

The 2nd of August 2016 is the centenary of the death in action of Victor H. C. Sayer of ‘A’ Coy. 11th Bn Suffolk Regiment at the age of 21 years. He was the son of William and Ellen, his father a gamekeeper. They had lived in Gt. Wilbraham, but by 1911 had moved to Duxford. Victor lived in St. John’s Street with his parents, three brothers and two sisters. In 1911 he was 16 years old and working as a farm labourer. Later his family were to move to Moorfield Road/Station Road. He enlisted in Cambridge.

He was killed (together with two of his colleagues) probably near Bazentin Le Petit. The three have no known graves. They are commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial for the Missing of the Somme.

Information on this page kindly contributed by Mr Tim Chudleigh and Mr Philip Wade