Meldreth War Memorial
Meldreth War Memorial is situated at the intersection of the High Street, Station Road and Whitecroft Road. There are twelve men listed for the First World War and seven for the Second World War.
Photographs of the men, where available, are shown in the gallery at the bottom of this page.
First World War
Private Ernest Abrey
Killed in action on Thursday, 6th May 1915 in Belgium
Company Sergeant Major Sidney Spot Chamberlain
Killed in action on Thursday, 25th October 1917 in Belgium, aged 31
Private Reuben Dash
Killed in action on Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France
Private Jabez East
Killed in action on Tuesday, 31st July 1917 in Belgium, aged 24
Captain Ralph Farnham
Died of wounds on Thursday, 31st October 1918 in Belgium, aged 30
Bombardier Nelson Fielding
Died Tuesday, 2nd March 1915 in France, aged 19
Private Harry Flack
Killed in action Tuesday, 26th March 1918 in France
Private John William Fuller
Killed in action on Thursday,14th September 1916 in France, aged 32
Private Wilfred Harrup
Killed in action on Thursday, 26th October 1916 in France, aged 20
Private Albert Negus
Killed in action on Saturday, 24th April 1915 in Belgium
Private Ernest Pepper
Died on Monday, 7th February 1916 in Egypt
Private Samuel Mark Pepper
Died in 1916 in France.
More details on the above men can be found on the page, First World War Heroes: the Fallen of Meldreth.
Steven Fuller, who has provided assistance to the Meldreth History Group, has carried out extensive research on the Bedfordshire Regiment in the First World War. There is a wealth of information on his website. Steven can be contacted by email.
Second World War
Lieutenant James Raymond Howard
Sergeant Joseph J Kelly
Died on Sunday, 9th July 1944 in France, aged 28
Corporal George Clement Russell Pizzey, Royal Air Force
Died on Tuesday, 30th October 1945, aged 34
Corporal Pizzey was buried on 3rd November 1945 in grave no. 97 in Fenny Lane Cemetery, Meldreth.
Corporal Reginald W Pluck, Army Dental Corps
Died on Saturday, 13th October 1945 in Belgium, aged 28
Private Bert Richard Elijah Radford
Died on Thursday, 2nd November 1944 in the Netherlands, aged 34
Lance Corporal Albert Kitchener Walbey
Died on Tuesday, 29th May 1945 in Bangladesh, aged 28. See also our page on Albert Kitchener Walbey who had been a pupil at Meldreth School.
Trooper Arthur Yuill
Died on Tuesday, 19th January 1943 in Tunisia, aged 28