Page 1
Page 2
Page 3 Injuries and Prisoners of War
Page 4
Page 5
Injuries

The Cambridgeshire Times newspaper records the following men from Little Thetford who were injured in the 1914-18 War.

  • Private William Creek Suffolk Regiment
  • Sergeant George Dewsbury Cambridgeshire Regiment
  • Private Arthur M. Dewsberry Northamptonshire Regiment
  • Private Sidney Gillett Royal Welch Fusiliers
  • Private Isaac Hinkin Grenadier Guards
  • Corporal Harry Norman Gordon Highlanders
  • Private Ernest Taylor Gordon Highlanders

There was newspaper comment on Private William Creek and Sergeant George Dewsbury. Sergeant George Dewsbury's injuries are described in the Awards Notes.

Private William Creek, of Deaville Cottages, Little Thetford. His father William Creek received news that his son was wounded on 8th August 1918, and was in hospital in Liverpool. Private Creek was employed at Ely Railway Station and joined up on 3rd March 1916. He went to France in April 1917. He was home on leave in July 1917. After returning, he had only been on the lines for 24 hours, when he was struck in the left shoulder by a sniper's bullet.

Gordon Taylor of Hope Cottage, and Gwen Taylor of Merryville, Little Thetford, informed me about their uncle -

Private Sidney Gillett, 202340, of Hope Cottage, Little Thetford, a farm worker. He served with the Welch Fusiliers, and was shot by a sniper in the right cheek and the bullet came out through his nose.

Private Ernest Taylor, S26597, of the Wyches, Little Thetford, was a farm worker. He served with the Gordon Highlanders. He received a shrapnel wound in his left foot, and his left eye was badly damaged by a flare exploding near by. His left foot was nearly severed, but it was sewn back on by a German surgeon, who was a prisoner of war.

Prisoners of War

The Cambridgeshire Times newspaper record the following men of Little Thetford, who were taken prisoners of war in the 1914-18 War.

  • Lance Corporal Charles Newman Suffolk Regiment
  • Private James Mason 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment

These two men unveiled the Little Thetford War Memorial. Private James Mason, 6823, was taken prisoner on 26 August 1914 and was in Doeberity Prison Camp. He was reported to have returned to England in a very emaciated condition, and suffered for many years after the war.

Page 1
Page 2
Page 3 Injuries and Prisoners of War
Page 4
Page 5