King’s Cliffe

All the names on the King’s Cliffe memorial

BEAL Edward [Listed as BEALE elsewhere] Private, 12252, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-09-15, aged 27. Born and resident King’s Cliffe, enlisted Stamford. Son of Ebenezer and Annie Beale, The Butts, King’s Cliffe, Northants. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 31/34.

BLAKE H Believed to be: Sergeant, 6678, Herbert Blake, ‘I’ Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 06-02-15. Born Peterborough, enlisted London. Buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk, Grave 26.290.

BURGE Archibald No further information currently. His forename was Archibald but the only record found in SDGW and CWGC is Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 12633, 12th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23-10-14. Born and enlisted Hastings. Commmeorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Mmeorial. Panel 5 and 9.

CAVE T Believed to be: Private, 75328, Thomas Cave, ‘D’ Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 11-04-17. Formerly 3508, Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted Lincoln. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 10.

COLES Levi Private, 12805, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16-06-15, aged 17. Born King’s Cliffe, enlisted Stamford, resident Fulham, Middlesex. Son of Mrs S E Coles, 67, Heavy Gate Avenue, Sheffield. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Panel 21.

DIXON George Private, 15062, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 02-03-16, aged 28. Born King’s Cliffe, enlisted Oundle. Son of James and Charlotte Dixon. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Panel 21.

EDGSON Arnold [Goodliffe] Private, 678171, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles. Died 11-02-19, aged 51. Born King’s Cliffe 19-10-1867, enlisted Toronto, Canada, 25-01-16. Son of Edward and Sarah Goodliffe Edgson, King’s Cliffe, Northants. Buried in King’s Cliffe (All Saints) Churchyard, Northants, North of Church. Inscription reads “Arnold Goodliffe Edgson, who died at Bramshott Canadian Camp February 11th 1919, aged 51 years.”

FITZHUGH F Private, 43670, Frederick Stanley Fitzhugh, 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-05-18, aged 19. Born West Haddon, Northants, enlisted Glen Parva. Son of William and Harriet Fitzhugh, King’s Cliffe, Northants. Buried in Vendresse British Cemetery, Aisne, Grave II.G.16.

GIDDINGS John Private, 43844, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 18-10-16. Formerly 3999, Suffolk Regiment. Born, enlisted and resident King’s Cliffe. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 01C/02A.

GOODWIN Thomas Private, 7128, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 27-04-15, aged 24. Born and resident King’s Cliffe, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Isaiah and Julia Smith, West Street, King’s Cliffe, Northants. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Panel 34.

GREEN Harry No further information currently available.

GREEN H Possibly Charles Henry GREEN, Rifleman S/8059, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 25-09-15. Born King’s Cliffe, enlisted Nottingham, resident Stapelford, Nottinghamshire. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Mmeorial, Panel 10.

GREEN Herbert Ventross Private, 34524, 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 27-05-18. Formerly 171052, Royal Engineers. Born and enlisted King’s Cliffe. Son of John Ventross Green and Elizabeth Green, Stamford Road, King’s Cliffe; husband of Elizabeth Susan Green, Park Street Terrace, King’s Cliffe, Northants. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

GREEN Thomas Ewart Private, 42253, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 27-10-18, aged 27. Formerly 32033, West Riding Regiment. Born King’s Cliffe, enlisted and resident Huddersfield. Son of J. V. Green, King’s Cliffe, Northants; husband of Eleanor Green, 3, Horseshoe Yard, Birkby, Huddersfield. Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Belgium, Grave IV.N.32.

HARKER John Valentine Private, G/13733, 1st Battalion, The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Ypres 25-09-17. Born, enlisted and resident King’s Cliffe. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Panels 14/17 and 162/162A.

HEALEY Charles [James] Gunner, 79327, 161st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 20-07-17. Born Elton, enlisted Saffron Walden, resident King’s Cliffe. Husband of Mrs. L. Healey, Park Street, Kings Cliffe, Northants. Buried in Croonaert Chapel Cemetery, Ypres, Grave C.13.

KINGSTON [Frank] Donald Private, 201987, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 17-04-17. Born and resident King’s Cliffe, enlisted Peterborough. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 04.

LATIMORE Albert [Edward] Son of John and Siberania Latimore, who served in the 2nd Northants and was killed in action on May 9th 1915. No record found on CWGC or SDGW.

LATIMORE Frederick [Listed as E LATIMORE on the memorial and as LATTIMORE on SDGW] Private 4180, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 03-05-17. Born King’s Cliffe, enlisted Peterborough. Formerly 14874, Northamptonshire Regiment. No Trace CWGC. Albert Edward had a brother called Frederick who also served in the war and this was mentioned in local newspaper account of the death of Albert Edward. Clearly, his initial would not be E, and the census return for 1901 shows no other Latimore brother with that initial. There is no other information locally about Frederick’s Regiment or when and where he was killed, and neither brother shows up on the CWGC under either Latimore or Lattimore.

LITTLE Thomas [H B] L/Corporal, G/19162, 10th Battalion, The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 26-03-18. Formerly 22664, Northamptonshire Regiment. Born and resident King’s Cliffe, enlisted Peterborough. Son of the late Robert and Sarah Jane Little, King’s Cliffe, Northants. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 02.

MILES [Thomas] Reginald Private, 1871, 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Hulluch 13-10-15. Born and resident King’s Cliffe, enlisted Stamford. Son of Ellen Lyman (formerly Miles), Park Street, King’s Cliffe, and the late Thomas Miles. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 31/34.

POWELL Townsend George Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 07.

It was as a result of his loss that King’s Cliffe has a Memorial Hall. Immediately following the Armistice in 1918, his brother, the then owner of the Manor House in West Street, King’s Cliffe, offered a former maltings building to the village to be used as a ‘parish room’ in memory of his late brother and the other men of King’s Cliffe who had been lost in the war. Subscriptions were raised in the village to cover the cost of converting the building to a hall and it is still in use today.

ROBERTS Charles [Henry Roberts] Private, 5409, 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment transferred to 523100, 409th Agricultural Co. Labour Corps. Died 15-11-18, aged 25. Son of Mrs Mary A Roberts, West Street, King’s Cliffe. King’s Cliffe Cemetery, Grave 704.

SADDINGTON Frederick Sapper, 256465, 260th Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10-12-17, aged 26. Son of George Saddington, King’s Cliffe. Buried in Oxford Road Cemetery, Ypres, Grave V.F.10.

SAUNDERS Arthur Samuel Private, 17329, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 19-07-15. Born and resident King’s Cliffe, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Grave I.C.26.

SHARPE Arthur Private, 40159, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 22-06-19, aged 22. Son of William and Elizabeth Sharpe, Park Street, King’s Cliffe, Northants. Buried in King’s Cliffe Cemetery, Grave 341.

SHARPE John [William] Private, 23802, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Shrewsbury Forest 31-07-17, aged 24. Born King’s Cliffe, enlisted Northampton. Son of John and Sarah Sharpe, West Street, King’s Cliffe. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ypres, Grave XX.H.14.

SHARPE William [Levi] Private, 9769, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17-09-14, aged 19. Born King’s Cliffe, enlisted Old Fletton, Peterborough. Son of John and Sarah Sharpe, West Street, Kings Cliffe, Northants. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.

SHRIVE John Bernard Private 42209, 25th Battalion, Royal Engineers. Son of William and Jane Shrive of West Street, King’s Cliffe. Killed in action 18th October 1917 at Nyangao, East Africa. Commemorated in Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania.

SMITH Ernest Private 10336, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died from intestinal catarrh 23-06-18 as a prisoner at Limburg Camp. Aged 20. Born King’s Cliffe, enlisted Peterborough. Son of John and Elizabeth Smith of Park Street, King’s Cliffe. No record found on CWGC.

Newspaper report from 13th November 1918 says: ‘Died a prisoner. We regret to say that Private Ernest Smith has died from intestinal catarrh. He was a prisoner at Limburg Camp, and was 20 years of age.’ The parish census return for 1901 includes Ernest, aged 3.

SMITH John [William] L/Corporal, G/14578, 6th Battalion, Queen’s Own, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died of wounds 03-04-18, aged 21. Born King’s Cliffe, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Robert and Selena Smith, Apethorpe Road, King’s Cliffe, Northants. Brother of Levi Smith also killed. Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave VIII.E.25.

SMITH Levi Private, 203011, 2nd Essex Regiment. Killed in action 10-10-17, aged 18. Formerly 271647, Hertfordshire Regiment. Born King’s Cliffe, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Robert and Selina Smith, Apethorpe Road, King’s Cliffe, Northants. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Panels 98/99.

STANGER Frank Mentioned in the local newspaper of 20th March 1918 as one of three King’s Cliffe men ‘honourably discharged as being unfit for further service’. There is no subsequent report of his death, but there is a Frank Stanger of Park Street buried in King’s Cliffe cemetery on 29th March 1919, aged 31. No Trace CWGC. National Archives list three entries for Frank STANGER, Private 138242, Royal Army Medical Corps, Private 6793, London Regiment and Private 446, Lincolnshire Regiment.

WALPOLE Frederick Believed to be: Private, 40562, 10th (Grimsby Chums) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Roeux 28-04-17. Born and enlisted Leicester. Buried in Roeux British Cemetery, Grave A.04.

WOOTTON, MM Charles [Thomas] L/Corporal, A/203263, 16th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 06-11-16, aged 25. Born and resident King’s Cliffe, enlisted Stamford Brook, Middlesex. Son of Eliza Emma Wootton, King’s Cliffe, Northants, and the late Mark Henry Wootton. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 13A/13B.

Information courtesy of roll-of-honour.com.