‘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 intention of the Riders is to honour all 876, as a part of the National WW1 centenary commemorations.
The first task will be to research each individual, to consolidate known or previously unknown facts and share all findings with a Royal British Legion project called ‘Every Man Remembered’. Then the Riders will ride (where reasonably practicable) to each and every memorial on the 100th anniversary of each individual’s passing and place a poppy cross at their memorial.
It would be wonderful if any family members of the Officers and Soldiers were to become involved in whichever way they feel willing and able.
The Riders will be paying their own expenses and it is not a primary objective of the ‘Cambs 876 Remembered' project to raise funds. However, should any monies be offered as donation during the course of the project 100% of such monies will be donated to the Poppy Appeal via the Riders Branch.