Ely Diocesan Association
Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
All Saints
Saturday, 3 February 2018 in 3h 18 (14–3–24 in E)
5216 Bristol Surprise Major
1 Brian E Whiting
2 Graham R D Lay
3 June Mackay
4 John P Loveless
5 Paul S Seaman
6 Frank W Rivett
7 Alan Regin
8 Michael G Purday (C)
In memory of Second Lieutenant Henry (Harry) Brodie Day, Melbourn, Ely Diocesan. Died 03/02/1918 age 20. Cambridgeshire Regiment "C" Coy. 1st Bn. Commemorated at Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, France, Grave IV A 22. Born 12/03/1897. One of five children; all surviving at the 1911 census. Son of Charles Day and Mary Elizabeth Day (née Lilley) of Greenhill Farm, Melbourn, Cambs. He worked as an assistant schoolmaster in Melbourn before enlisting. On enlisting, he initially joined the Suffolk Regiment as a Private, Service No.201273, and was later promoted to Lance Corporal and, while an Acting Serjeant, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 30/10/1917. He joined the Cambridgeshire Regiment on 03/01/1918. Exactly one month later, he was killed in action by shellfire. He is remembered on a large stained-glass window in the South transept of Melbourn church. Born: Melbourn, Cambs. Enlisted: Meldreth, Cambs on 11/12/1915. Resided (1911 Census): Roseleigh, Mortlock Street, Melbourn, Cambs.
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