The Roll of Honour
Of Swavesey Men who were Killed in Action, or who Died from Wounds or Disease in the Great War, 1914 - 1919
Swavesey Memorial Hall which opened 25 May, 1924
"Their name liveth for evermore"
|George Brooks||1st East Lancashire Regt.||Killed in Action 14 Nov.,1914|
|Henry Beaumont||7th Canadian Infantry||Missing, believed Killed 24-26 April,1915|
|Jonas Dodson||11th Suffolk Regt.||Missing,believed killed 1 July,1916|
|James William Prior||11th Suffolk Regt.||Missing,believed killed 1 July,1916|
|Wilfred Hepher, D.C.M.||Royal Engineers||Killed in Action 15 Sep.,1916|
|Walter Neal||1st Bedford Regt.||Died of Wounds 12 Sept.,1916|
|George Henry Norman||7th R.W.Kent Regt.||Died of Wounds 3 Oct.,1916|
|Alfred Aaron Linford||11th Suffolk Regt.||Killed in Action 28 April,1917|
|James William Hepher||11th Suffolk Regt.||Missing,believed killed 28 April,1917|
|James Harold Parish||11th R.W.Kent Regt.||Killed in Action 1 Aug.,1917|
|Samuel John Froment||10th Queen's (R.W.S.) Regt.||Killed in Action 5 Aug.,1917|
|Walter Metcalf||11th R.W.Kent Regt.||missing,believed killed 20 Sept.,1917|
|Henry George Graves||Royal Garrison Art.||Died of Wounds 25 March,1918|
|George Beaumont, MC||13th East Surrey Regt.||Died of Wounds 9 April,1918|
|Harold Charles Howlett||11th Suffolk Regt.||Missing,believed Killed 9-19 April,1918|
|William Harden||5th Shropshire L.I.||Died (Bronchitis,etc) 29 april,1918|
|James William Goad||Royal Army Service Corps||Died (Dysentry) in Italy, 28 July,1918|
|Walter Coulson||Royal Engineers||Died of Wounds 2 Oct.,1918|
|Joseph Barker Parish||1st East Kent Regt.||Died of Wounds 11 Nov.,1918|
|Cyril George Hepher||7th East Yorks. Regt.||Died of Wounds 30 Nov.,1918|
|Alfred Large||1/1st Yorkshire Dragoons||Died (Pneumonia,etc) 29 April,1919|
1st Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed in Action 25 September.,1915
Herbert James Martin
2nd Suffolk Regt.
Killed in Action 30 Sept.,1915
|Alfred Charles Dodson||2nd Essex Regt.||Killed in Action 15 Aug.,1918|
|Arthur George Ding||4th Rifle brigade||Died of Wounds when Prisoner of War in Bulgaria,16 Aug.,1918|
|James William Wright||2/7th W.Riding Regt.||Killed in Action 1 Nov.,1918|
The Swavesey Chronicles
The story of a Fenland village during the 1914-1918 war
Walter Coulson - Picture of memorial and basic information from two sources.
John Symonds - An interesting account of life in a POW camp following Lance Corporal Symonds' capture on the 22nd March 1918 at the start of the Ludendorff Offensive.
Sam Froment - The death of a Swavesey cricketer and the good fortune of his best friend, Alfred Prime.
Gunner Graves - The landlord of the Rising Sun Public House goes to war
A Tale of Two Brothers - The story of Wilfred Hepher DCM (Killed In Action) and of his brother Lawson who survived the war having emigrated to Canada.
Rifleman Arthur Ding - Honoured by the Prince of Wales.
Joe Parish - Joe died of wounds on the 11th November 1918 having been in France for only 32 days. The article is illustrated with a particularly fine stock of pictures courtesy of Joe's daughter who is still very much alive.
Cyril Hepher & Walter Neal - In the summer of 1998 my son and I travelled to the battlefields of northern france and we retraced the steps of two Swavesey men who never came back from the 1914-1918 conflict.
The Trundley Puzzle - Trundley was killed on 25th September 1915 and yet his memorial in Swavesey churchyard gives a different date. This article endeavours to find out why this should be
George Norman - A farmers son from Swavesey who was killed on the Somme in 1916. Also includes the story of Revd Sharp who served as an army chaplain.
Harry Howlett - About a year ago a local Swavesey farmer told me a story about his uncle. Bob Mitham had survived the war but always regretted that he had been unable to help his pal, Harry Howlett. This narrative gives the full story.
The Beaumont Boys - The story of five brothers from Swavesey all of whom served but only one of whom came back unscathed.
Swavesey will remember - The story of the Cambs,Suffolk Battalion including the first day of the Somme.
The following list includes stories about Swavesey men who served during the 1914-1918 war. These articles will include some stories from men who survived along with narratives about life in the village during the period in question.
Arthur Beaumont - Arthur's own account of his wartime experiences. A fascinating supplement to "The Beaumont Boys".
Gunner G.E. Canham - A Swavesey man's experience with the guns in Mesopotamia.
The Memorial Hall - The story of how the Swavesey community viewed the war. Includes an analysis of developing media attitude and the response of various local institutions.
Refugees and Prisoners - Part 1 of a series of recollections by F.C.Wood B.A. Cantab. (now deceased). The writer was the son of Charley Wood, the school master. The family lived in the school house opposite the village playing field.
The Forced Landing - Part 2 of F.C.Wood's recollections in which the writer gives a detailed account of the landing and subsequent taking off of a Bristol Scout fighter.
The Death of a Pilot - Part 3 of F.C. Wood's recollections in which the writer tells of a local plane crash where the pilot was killed. The story is made poignant by the fact that the plane was stripped for souvenirs despite the tragedy.
Kitcheners Death and the Armistice - The final part of F.C.Wood's recollections in which the author describes the impact on the village of Swavesey of two major events.
Miscellaneous Items and Swavesey Local Interest
The Great War - An evocation in music and drama through recordings made at the time.