First World War

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On the 1st July 2016, as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in First World War (known as the Great War at the time) then we might consider going to churchyard in Carlton to visit the graves of those who died in the First World War, but of course this would be fruitless as all those men are buried in the countries in which they fought.

Instead we have our War Memorial. These were erected all around the country in place of the graves of those who fell.

War Memorial in 2016

The front of the War Memorial says "Faithful unto Death", "1914-1918", and "Erected to the memory of the men of Carlton".

The names of all those who fell:

  • Ernest W. Hullyer
  • Edwin A. Hullyer
  • Frank Heath
  • Hugh Heath
  • William Mansfield
  • John Smith
  • Arch Taylor
  • Thomas F. Thompson
  • Harry G. Trundley
  • Harry Clements

Further Information

Doing some research, here is some more information about these men, assisted greatly by websites such as:

Name From Age Date of Death Location
Frank Heath Willingham Green 24 13th June 1916 Somme, France
Hugh Heath Willingham Green 21 16th August 1916 Somme, France
Arch Taylor Willingham Green 30 27th September 1916 Somme, France
Thomas Frederick Thompson Carlton Green 12th October 1917 France & Flanders
John Smith Carlton Grange 26 17th October 1916 Pas de Calais, France
Harry Clements Fulbourn 19 13th November 1916 Somme, France
Edwin Albert Hullyer Willinham Green 19 3rd May 1917 Pas de Calais, France
Ernest William Hullyer Carlton 21 5th May 1917 Pas de Calais, France
William Mansfield ? ? 22 August 1918? ?
Harry Clements Trundley Carlton ? 20th October 1918 Romeries, Nord, France

Frank Heath

See Undying Memory for more details.

In 1911 a Franklyn Heath was a farm labourer, living with his parents at 10 Willingham Green, Carlton. Cambridgeshire.

His parents were William and Mary Heath. He was born in Weston Colville and was Christened on the 15th November 1891.

Private Franklyn Heath, of the East Surrey Regiment, died at age 24, and was buried in plot E.16 at the Carnoy Military Cemetery, Carnoy, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.

He died on the 13th June, 1916.

See the memorial at Find a Grave.