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Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial c1920


The Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial
The 21 Names
on the Roll of Honour

Lest we Forget

poppy wreath

The Roll of Honour

1914-1918


"In proud and grateful memory of
the men of Wimpole and Arrington
who gave their lives for their country
in the Great War 1914 - 1919"

Captain The Hon
T.C.R.Agar-Robartes
Coldstream Guards
Private
A.F.Reynolds
11th Suffolk Regiment
Private
E.G.Clarke
7th Suffolk Regiment
Private
E.C.Skinner

7th Suffolk Regiment
Private
H.Collin
11th Suffolk Regiment
Private
F.Skinner
11th Suffolk Regiment
Private
H.Ingrey
7th Suffolk Regiment
Private
H.Skinner

7th Suffolk Regiment
Sergeant
W.Ingrey
1st Bedfordshire Regiment
Private
F.Smith

1st Bedfordshire Regiment
Private
D.Matthews
11th Suffolk Regiment
Lance Corporal
W.Wayman
11th Suffolk Regiment
Private
J.W.Neaves
5th Kings Shropshire Light Infantry
Acting Corporal
G.Whetstone
2nd Rifle Brigade
Private
A.H.Pell
2nd Queens Royal West Surrey
Private
H.Wilkins
11th Suffolk Regiment
Corporal
C.Pratt
2nd Rifle Brigade
Private
F.G.Wisbey
2nd Lincolnshire Regiment
1939-1945
Leading Aircraftwoman
F.E.Allison

W.A.A.F
Private
W.R.Bullen

2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment
Private
J.W.Law

2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment


Also Remembered

Second Lieutenant Charles Cartwright, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, Killed in Action on 19 April 1916. No known grave. Son of the Reverend George Dawson Cartwright (Rector at Wimpole and Arrington from 1897 to 1913) and Maria Cartwright. Commemorated on the family grave in Wimpole Churchyard and on Panels 31 & 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Private 180598 Edward Cartwright, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Embarked from Halifax for France on the "SS Olympic" on 31 May 1916. Died of his wounds, aged 34, on 11 October 1916 at the 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds. Buried in the family grave in Wimpole Churchyard. Son of the Reverend George Dawson Cartwright (Rector at Wimpole and Arrington from 1897 to 1913) and Maria Cartwright. Husband to Mary Margaret Cartwright of 1526 Beach Drive, Oak May, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Listed for this parish in the Second World War Book of Remembrance
at Ely Cathedral: L C Meadows. [No details known]

The memorial to the fallen of the villages of Wimpole and Arrington is a rough Cornish granite wheel cross with a sword carved in relief on the front face. At the base of the shaft is a polished area with a list of the names of the World War II fallen. The cross stands on a rough granite stone plinth and base; the plinth has a polished front face, upon which is a dedication and a list of World War I fallen.

The memorial is sited within a paved area surrounded by a raised sandstone kerb and posts. A vase with an inscription on its front face stands in front of the memorial. The whole is situated in a gravelled area within a closed junction off Ermine Street (the A1198). The corner used to be the significant road junction situated midway between Wimpole and Arrington.


The memorial is maintained jointly by Arrington and Wimpole Parish Councils, financially supported by the War Memorials Trust (WMT Ref: WM2347) and listed on the War Memorials Archive.


Link to War Memorials Trust Link to War Memorials Archive



The Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial pictured in2011

The Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial pictured in 2011
© Photographed by Lorraine and Keith Bowdler


A old photograph of the War Memorial in 1920 can be viewed here.

War Memorial research by Steve Odell.
The War Memorial Project would welcome any further information, photographs or memories
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