Cambridgeshire Regiment Remembered
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
‘Cambs 876 Remembered’ is a commemorative project devised and being conducted by Eastern Region members of the Riders Branch, Royal British Legion.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) records show that 876 Officers and Soldiers of The Cambridgeshire Regiment, who were killed during WW1, have memorials at home and abroad. The fallen are named in 208 cemeteries across 6 countries: UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany & Tanzania. The first man fell in 1914 and the last man died in 1921.
The above is taken from the website (www.cambs876remembered.com) of this intrepid group of riders who, as part of the WWI Centenary Commemoration, are visiting the graves and memorials of all the 876 members of the Cambridgeshire Regiment who fell during the war. They have just told us of their latest programme which will include visiting the memorials to Private Frank Riseley (centre above) and Sydney George Hayden (right) and the grave of Private William George Smith-Chappell. Their visits are timed as far as possible to coincide with the 100th anniversary of each man's death. At each location they place a Poppy Cross and take a photograph for their website.
We are looking forward to seeing the photographs associated with our men and wish the riders 'safe journey' to all their destinations.