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The Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial
The Roll of Honour
A local history and genealogy page for the Parish of Wimpole.

Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial c1920
The Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial
Twenty-One Names on the Roll of Honour
- Lest we Forget -

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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
(Wimpole)
Private
A F Reynolds
11th Suffolk Regiment
(Arrington)
Private
E G Clarke
7th Suffolk Regiment
(Arrington)
Private
E C Skinner

7th Suffolk Regiment
(Wimpole)
Private
H Collin
11th Suffolk Regiment
(Arrington)
Private
F Skinner
11th Suffolk Regiment
(Wimpole)
Private
H Ingrey
7th Suffolk Regiment
(Arrington/Croydon)
Private
H Skinner

7th Suffolk Regiment
(Wimpole)
Sergeant
W Ingrey
1st Bedfordshire Regiment
(Wimpole)
Private
F Smith

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

W.A.A.F
(Arrington)
Private
W R Bullen

2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment
(Wimpole)
Private
J W Law
2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment
(Arrington)
The servicemen and women are listed under the Parishes of Arrington or Wimpole
as shown on the Cambridgeshire County War Memorial in Ely Cathedral.

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
The Grade II listed 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 the villages of Wimpole and Arrington.
In 2008/9 English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation provided £890 towards work to clean the memorial, replace a missing lead letter, re-paint the letters, to clean the kerbs, posts and concrete slabs and to replace the broken slab.
The memorial was Grade II listed in March 2019. The citation includes "as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the 20th century"
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. The Historic England Grade II listing is here.

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The Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial
The Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial pictured in 2011
© Photographed by Lorraine and Keith Bowdler
War Memorial research by Steve Odell.
The War Memorial Project would welcome any additional information, photographs or memories for this online memorial.
Please contact the website.


This page was last updated on: 22 August 2019.


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