PETERBOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL

Local Graves and Memorials

There are numerous graves and memorials in local cemeteries around the city relating to servicemen. They are always presented on these pages in alphabetical order. See the list of cemeteries to the left. More will be added as they are recorded. If you would like a larger version of a picture so that you can see more detail, please contact me and I will email one to you.

These examples come from the Woodston Cemetery in Peterborough, the church is separate from the cemetery. Many are the graves of mothers and fathers which also commemorate sons lost in previous wars. I have indicated whether they are either the GRAVE of the serviceman, or the MEMORIAL.

Woodston WWII

Woodston Lych

Woodston WWI

Inside the gate, First World War names.

The Woodston Church Lych Gate Memorial.

Inside the gate, Second World War names.

AFFORD, SAM, MEMORIAL: 70 New Road, Woodston, 40617, Private, 9th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 17.7.18 at Dickebush, Belgium, and buried at La Clytte Military Cemetery near Ypres. Grave V.F.14

Afford S

BARRON, W, GRAVE: Woodston, Peterborough, 11845, Lance Sergeant, 17th Durham Light Infantry. Died at home on 26.8.20. Buried in Peterborough (Woodston) Cemetery, Grave 3.104.A.

Barron W

BRADLEY, HERBERT MICHAEL, GRAVE: 12, Tower Street. C/JX.157789, Boy 1st Class, HMS SOUTHAMPTON, Royal Navy. Died 16th October 1939, aged 17. Buried Woodston Cemetery. Grave reference: Section 6. Grave 64.

The cruiser Southampton was bombed by aircraft in the Firth of Forth. Most of the casualties were incurred when the men were running along the open deck to man the anti-aircraft guns.

Bradley H M

CROWSON, LEWIS, MEMORIAL: Lost at sea from the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious on 17th October, 1948, aged 18 years.

Crowson L 1948

DENNINGTON, EDWIN STANLEY, GRAVE: Service No. 1711784, Aircraftsman 1st Class, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th July, 1945, aged 20 years. Son of Daisy Dennington, of Brixton, London. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Sec. 5. Grave 127.

Dennington E S

DIXON, FREDERICK CHARLES, MEMORIAL: Royal Oak Hotel, 27942, Private, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3.5.17 at Cherisy. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Panel 7.

DIXON, JOHN TRAVERS, MEMORIAL: 38, Fairfield Road. 4803464, Lance Corporal, 6th Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 17th September 1944, aged 28. Buried in Forli War Cemetery, Italy. Grave reference: I. B. 4.

Dixons F C and J T

DODRILL, KEVIN SEAN, GRAVE: DFC, Service No 49027, Flight Lieutenant (Nav./Bomber), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 107 Sqdn. Died 17th March, 1944. Son of George and Margaret Dodrill; husband of Dorita Angela Margaret Dodrill, of Woodston. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Sec. 7. Grave 57.

Dodrill K S

ELGER, CHARLES, MEMORIAL: 102, New Road, Woodston, 43176, Private, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 31.3.18 near Poperinghe, Belgium. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Grave VI.B.29.

Elger C

ELLENDER, ERNEST GEORGE,  GRAVE: Lance Corporal, Service No. 13046157, Pioneer Corps. Died 25th November 1944, aged 46. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Sec. 7. Grave 58.

Ellender E G

FARRAN, GEORGE, GRAVE: Gunner, Service No. 645543, 5th Reserve Bty. (T.F.), Royal Field Artillery. Died 22nd April, 1920, aged 25. Son of John and Elizabeth Farran, of 52, New Rd., Woodston, Peterborough; husband of Florence Fannie Farran, of 13, Silver Street, Peterborough. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Sec. 3. Grave 172 A.

Farran G

LAW, ALBERT EDWARD, GRAVE: Woodston. 5181284, Corporal, 1st Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 16th June 1945, in Peterborough Memorial Hospital from an ulcer caused through starvation while being held prisoner of war by the Germans. Aged 35. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Section 6. Grave 391.

Law A

PEARSON, WALTER HUBERT, GRAVE: Private, Service No. 5957718, 8th Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 6th February, 1946, aged 46. Son of Phillip and Florence Pearson, of Peterborough, husband of Ida Rose Pearson, of Peterborough. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Sec. 6. Grave 484.

Pearson W H

RAWLINSON, GEORGE SELLARS, GRAVE: 43, New Road, Woodston, 154592, Sergeant, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of sickness 16.1.20 at the 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell. Buried in Peterborough, (Woodston) Cemetery.

Rawlinson G S

SMITH, ALEX JAMES, GRAVE: 163, Belsize Avenue. 743465, Aircraftman 1st Class, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th August 1940, aged 26. Buried Woodston Cemetery. Grave reference: Sec. 7. Grave 73.  

Smith A J

TAYLOR, ERIC LEONARD, GRAVE: Sergeant (Obs.), Service No. 912911, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd June, 1942, aged 23. Son of Frederick Leonard Taylor, and of Edith Fanny Taylor, of Croydon, Surrey. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Sec. 4. Grave 55.

Taylor E L

TOOGOOD, LESLIE BERTRAM, MEMORIAL: 62, Orton Avenue, Woodston. PO/X 4878, Marine, HMS HOOD, Royal Marines. Died 24th May 1941, when his ship was sunk by the Bismarck.

Toogood L B

WARDLE, ARTHUR PERCIVAL, GRAVE: 32, Huntley Road, Woodston. C/JX 376742, Able Seaman, HMS VENGEANCE, Royal Navy. Died 29th January 1945, aged 21. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Section 7. Joint grave 59.

WARDLE, EZRA FRANK, GRAVE: 32, Huntley Road, Woodston. C/JX 355408, Able Seaman, HMS VENGEANCE, Royal Navy. Died 29th January 1945, aged 21. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Section 7. Joint grave 59.

Twin brothers, both died of alcohol poisoning after celebrating their 21st birthday on board ship in a Scottish port.

Wardle A P and E F

WILLIS, A, MEMORIAL: Private, Service No. 18972, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 12th November, 1916. Buried in Warlencourt Military Cemetery, IV. G. 18.

Willis A

WROOT, JOHN ROBERT, GRAVE: Private, Service No. 6210197, 2nd/8th Bn, Middlesex Regiment. Died 20th April, 1941, aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wroot; husband of W. Wroot, of Albrighton, Wolverhampton. Buried in Woodston Cemetery, Sec. 7. Grave 55.

Wroot J R

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