Ride-Out and Service of Remembrance on Wednesday 4th February 2015,
To honour Pte. Arthur Sallabanks, 1st Bn. The Cambridgeshire Regiment

Assembly 10:40

Attendees are requested to meet at the Churchyard car park on the outskirts of Benwick, just off the B1093 Whittlesey Rd



Begins at 10:50 hrs. at Benwick Cemetery
A brief explanation of the project Cambs 876 Remembered.


Reading of names

Benwick Cemetery has memorials for two members of the Cambridgeshire Regiment, who gave their lives during WW1.

We were here in November of last year to honour Pte. William Anderson.

We are here today to remember Pte. Arthur Sallabanks, son of Robert and Ann. Arthur died on this day 100 hundred years ago, aged 21, he contracted tonsillitis and suffered a fatal cerebral haemorrhage.

The 1911 census records that, at 17 years old, Arthur worked on a farm as a horseman and lived at home with his parents and younger sister Ethel. There was an elder sister also called Ethel but she died aged 15 months, some 14 years before Arthur was born. All told Arthur had 6 siblings.

It has come to our attention recently that the family of Pte John William Sutton have included his name on a family memorial stone in this cemetery and, while we intend to honour him at his memorial in Ypres during April, we will place a cross here for him today.


Last Post

Trumpeter, Master Richard Pembury


The exhortation

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them."


The Response

“We will remember them”


The silence

2 minutes



Trumpeter, Master Richard Pembury



“We pledge ourselves anew to our work in support of the wartime generations and to all those in other conflicts since.
We promise to do everything possible to help where there is a need, and to ensure that they may enjoy the years that lie ahead in comfort and dignity and contentment.”


Placing of wreath(s) and/or poppy cross



Attendees are invited to retire to the Benwick Village Hall for tea and biscuits.