A lot of my research currently concerns WW1 and the way this conflict touched the lives of ordinary people around here. Now however I need help concerning the details of soldiers mentioned on the plaque in St. James’s Church. See below There are 4 soldiers mentioned on that plaque of whom I have not been able find any details, e.g. the date and place of their passing, their regiment and where they were at the time of the 1911 census. They are Henry Camp, Hugh Lipscomb, Percy Morris and Walter Richard Webb.
There is private Joseph Cakebread who is not mentioned on the plaque but perhaps should be. Probate records have him resident in High Wych and mention his wife Lily Maud. Joseph served in the 2nd Bedfordshire and was born in Hoddesdon in 1884. Prior to WW1 he lived with his grand parents who manned the post office in London Road Sawbridgeworth, so I am told but I have not been able to verify.
Finally there is major Henry Griffith Boone who was born in Trichinopoly, India on 16-11-1880. He died near Ypres on 5-9-1917 and served in the Royal Horse Artillery and the Royal Field Artillery. At the time of the 1911 census Boone lived in Okehampton Hamlets, Devon. Newspapers from 1917 mention Amwell Bury Farm near Ware as the resident of his widow Margaret. Lots of detail therefore but nothing that points to High Wych. So why was he included?
If you know anything about any of the above. Please get in touch. Thank you, Theo