The Cave FHS would like to wish all its members a very happy Christmas and good wishes for 2014.
Cave Family History Society

WW1 Commonwealth War Graves

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission database lists 231 men who bore the surname Cave (or a derivative) and who lost their lives during WW1 whilst serving with the Commonwealth forces. We aim to record as much information as we can about each man to assist you in your research. The society is interested to hear from anyone (Members and Non-Members) who has information pertaining to any of those listed. We are particularly keen to obtain photographs of the individuals, biographical or family information as well as photographs of their Commonwealth War Graves and or a family grave or local memorial where they are commemorated.

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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.
For the Fallen – Laurence Binyon 1869 – 1943

 

WWI List Entries

Surnames marked in RED link to addition information on the Cave Family History Society website.
Surnames marked in BLUE link to the Commonwealth War Graves Comission website.

CFHS CWG Ref#SurnameRankService NoDate of DeathAgeRegiment / ServiceNationalityGrave / Memorial Ref.Cemetery / Memorial Name
1CAVE, APrivate437931/07/191624Leicestershire RegimentUnited KingdomXI. B. 7.BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
2CAVE, ARTHUR Rifleman32362230/11/191737London Regiment (City of LondonUnited KingdomPanel 11.CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL
3CAVE, ALBERT Gunner15928828/10/191735Royal Garrison ArtilleryUnited KingdomIX. B. 11.DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY
4CAVE, A Private180804/08/191624King's Own (Royal Lancaster RegiUnited KingdomI. E. 61.LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CO
5CAVE, A Driver61216919/06/1918?Royal Horse ArtilleryUnited KingdomO. 51.JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel
6CAVE, AUSTIN Storekeeper76761020/01/191831Mercantile Marine ReserveUnited Kingdom31PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
7CAVE, ALBERT Private1867526/09/1916?Grenadier GuardsUnited KingdomPier and Face 8 D.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
8CAVE, ARTHUR SergeantG/289214/07/1916?Middlesex RegimentUnited KingdomPier and Face 12 D and 13 B.THIEP VAL MEMORIAL
9CAVE, ALBERT Private2244117/08/1916?Northamptonshire RegimentUnited KingdomPier and Face 11 A and 11 D.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
10CAVE, ABSOLOM Second Hand21/11/191447Mercantile MarineUnited KingdomTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
11CAVE, A B Gunner3114406/10/191625Royal Garrison ArtilleryUnited KingdomIII. E. 15.DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EX
12CAVE, ARTHUR CLARENCE CONAUGHT Gunner8120705/10/191720Royal Garrison ArtilleryUnited KingdomIII. I. 21.BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY
13CAVE, ARTHUR DOUGLAS Lieutenant10/11/1918?Royal Air ForceUnited KingdomZIX. 72.BRIGHTON CITY CEMETERY (BEAR ROA
14CAVE, ARTHUR FREDERICK Private2809910/07/191728Northamptonshire RegimentUnited KingdomNIEUWPOORT MEMORIAL
15CAVE, A H Private1649214/09/191529Leicestershire RegimentUnited KingdomSt. Jean Chyd. Mem. 11.POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY
16CAVE, A J  Rifleman31828329/08/191819London Regiment (London Rifle BrUnited KingdomV. F. 27.H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN
17CAVE, ALFRED THOMAS  Private3328130/03/191834West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince United KingdomV. B. 29.DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTEN
18CAVE, ALFRED WILLIAMPrivate864629/07/1916?East Surrey RegimentUnited KingdomPier and Face 6 B and 6 C.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
19CAVE, BERTRAM  Lance Sergeant1710224/05/1915?Canadian Infantry (British ColumCanadianVIMY MEMORIAL
20CAVE, CharlesRifleman225001/10/1916?London RegimentUnited KingdomVIII. G. 17.WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
21CAVE, CHARLESLance Serjeant306520/09/1917?Australian Infantry, A.I.F.AustralianPanel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
22CAVE, CLARENCE  Driver2124223/08/191519Royal Field ArtilleryUnited KingdomII. C. 6.LALA BABA CEMETERY
23CAVE, CHRISTOPHER ALFRED  Lance Corporal636222/07/191632Gloucestershire RegimentUnited KingdomIV. A. 11.LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR
24CAVE, CLEMENT FORTE  Second Lieutenant22/10/191824Royal Air ForceUnited KingdomD. 6.INGOYGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY
25CAVE, CHARLES OTTOWAYPrivate911217/10/191430Northumberland FusiliersUnited KingdomPanel 5 and 6.LE TOURET MEMORIAL
26CAVE, E  RiflemanB/20167819/04/1918?Rifle BrigadeUnited KingdomIV. D. 9.VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEME
27CAVE, ERNEST  Lance Corporal278811/04/191721Australian Infantry, A.I.F.AustralianVII. B. 34.QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY
28CAVE, ERIC ARTHURSecond Lieutenant13/02/191622Royal Flying CorpsUnited KingdomVIII. E. 4.TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WI
29CAVE, EDWARD CHARLESPrivate220002/03/191624Royal FusiliersUnited KingdomPanel 25 to 27.LOOS MEMORIAL
30CAVE, ERNEST CECIL  Lance Corporal4193320/04/191720Highland Light InfantryUnited KingdomXIX. E. 12.ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
31CAVE, EDWARD CHARLES  Lieutenant29/08/191824London RegimentUnited KingdomV. D. 27.BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAIN
32CAVE, EDMUND JASPER SHALCRASS  Second Lieutenant14/08/191823Royal Air ForceUnited KingdomII. H. 7.HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES
33CAVE, E M  Serjeant14027206/08/1918?Royal Horse ArtilleryUnited KingdomFace 1.DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)
34CAVE, E M  Private27102229/09/191830The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)United KingdomIV. A. 8.UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE
35CAVE, EDWARD WALTER  PrivateSS/880330/01/191740Army Service CorpsUnited KingdomScreen Wall. 35427.EAST LONDON CEMETERY, PLAISTOW
36CAVE, F  Driver1021105/06/191834Royal Field ArtilleryUnited KingdomIII. A. 16.CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SU
37CAVE, F  Private2291302/08/191723Northamptonshire RegimentUnited KingdomIV. C. 13.BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
38CAVE, FRANCISPrivate9119921/03/1918?Sherwood Foresters (Notts and DeUnited KingdomBay 7.ARRAS MEMORIAL
39CAVE, F  Second Lieutenant17/02/1917?South Staffordshire RegimentUnited KingdomPier and Face 7 B.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
40CAVE, F C  Private5523329/09/1918?North Staffordshire RegimentUnited KingdomII. K. 21.MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETE
41CAVE, FREDERICK HENRYLance Corporal138702/07/191639Royal EngineersUnited KingdomPier and Face 8 A and 8 D.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
42CAVE, FREDERICK WILLIAMLance Corporal132523/08/191621Oxford and Bucks Light InfantryUnited KingdomPier and Face 10 A and 10 D.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
43CAVE, FREDERICK WILLIAMLance CorporalS/1018803/09/1916?Rifle BrigadeUnited KingdomPier and Face 16 B and 16 C.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
44CAVE, GORDON  Petty Officer Stoker30687131/05/191629Royal NavyUnited Kingdom14PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
45CAVE, G  Gunner176514/11/1916?Royal Field ArtilleryUnited KingdomII. D. 6.MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSI
46CAVE, G  Private20317306/04/1918?Royal Warwickshire RegimentUnited KingdomHarbonniere Ger. Cem. Mem. 6.HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES
47CAVE, GEOFFREY AUSTEN  Private746818/09/191829Australian Infantry, A.I.F.AustralianSp. Mem. 2.JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTE
48CAVE, GEORGE H. WINDSOR  Private217347531/08/191826Canadian Infantry (Manitoba RegiCanadianII. A. 45.VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY,
49CAVE, GEORGE THOMASGunner14176830/06/1917?Royal Garrison ArtilleryUnited KingdomPanel 9.YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
50CAVE, GEORGE THOMAS  Bombardier930420/09/1916?Royal Field ArtilleryUnited KingdomIV. W. 10.DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY,
51CAVE, GEORGE W.  Private4320904/06/191727Royal Irish FusiliersUnited KingdomPanel 42.YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
52CAVE, GEORGE WPrivate11085102/03/191921Royal FusiliersUnited KingdomDiv. 64. VIII. G. 4.STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE
53CAVE, HERBERT  Private3357813/07/191820Herefordshire RegimentUnited KingdomIV. B. 4.ST. AMAND BRITISH CEMETERY
54CAVE, HENRY  First Engineer30/06/191741Mercantile MarineUnited KingdomTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
55CAVE, HCorporal274726/05/1915?Northumberland FusiliersUnited KingdomAddenda Panel 57.YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
56CAVE, HARRY  Private2562230/11/1917?The King's (Liverpool Regiment)United KingdomPanel 4.CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL
57CAVE, H  Private2368701/07/191624Norfolk RegimentUnited KingdomVI. T. 17.BASRA WAR CEMETERY
58CAVE, HARRYPrivate2722103/05/191733Leicestershire RegimentUnited KingdomBay 5.ARRAS MEMORIAL
59CAVE, HENRY  Petty Officer StokerK/777316/09/191829Royal NavyUnited KingdomNaval. 15. 804-6.GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY
60CAVE, HSerjeant567307/05/191534Duke of Cornwall's Light InfantrUnited KingdomIV. G. 3.PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL)
61CAVE, HARRY  Rifleman219016/05/191520The King's (Liverpool Regiment)United KingdomPanels 6 to 8.LE TOURET MEMORIAL
62CAVE, HENRY BERNARD  Private8388509/11/191829New Zealand Training UnitNew Zealand701FEATHERSTON CEMETERY
63CAVE, HENRY BILSON  Private5051424/06/191825Cheshire RegimentUnited KingdomIII. D. 16.AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
64CAVE, HERBERT BUSHBY  Private429113/11/191621Hertfordshire RegimentUnited KingdomXII. L. 10.CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL
65CAVE, HENRY CAPENRifleman319825/09/1915?London Regiment (London Irish RiUnited KingdomPanel 133.LOOS MEMORIAL
66CAVE, HENRY E.  PrivateG/4455608/09/191734The Queen's (Royal West Surrey RUnited KingdomVI. A. 16.DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY
67CAVE, H E  Gunner3911116/08/1916?Royal Garrison ArtilleryUnited KingdomI. R. 5.BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECOR
68CAVE, HERBERT FRANK  Private256911/12/191826Army Cyclist CorpsUnited Kingdom8231COWES (NORTHWOOD) CEMETERY
69CAVE, HENRY FAWCETT  Private227216/05/191521The King's (Liverpool Regiment)United KingdomI. C. 21.CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
70CAVE, HERBERT JAMESPrivateG/13111/07/191720The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)United KingdomBay 2.ARRAS MEMORIAL
71CAVE, HAROLD JAMES  Gunner35812124/04/191823Royal Garrison ArtilleryUnited KingdomXXXII. C. 6.ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
72CAVE, H J  Private3197218/02/191724Bedfordshire RegimentUnited KingdomIII. A. 32.ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS
73CAVE, Harold Percy  CorporalM/33915121/10/1918?Army Service CorpsUnited KingdomC. 6. 5099.WIMBORNE MINSTER CEMETERY
74CAVE, HERBERT STANLEY  Lance CorporalTF/26647526/03/1918?Royal Sussex RegimentUnited KingdomPanel 46 and 47.POZIERES MEMORIAL
75CAVE, JOHN  Private20429221/03/191828The King's (Liverpool Regiment)United KingdomPanel 21 to 23.POZIERES MEMORIAL
76CAVE, JAMES  Sergeant1454721/10/1917?Leicestershire RegimentUnited KingdomPanel 50 to 51.TYNE COT MEMORIAL
77CAVE, JOHN  Sergeant259126/09/1916?Manchester RegimentUnited KingdomPier and Face 13 A and 14 C.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
78CAVE, JOHNPrivate13286713/11/191636Canadian InfantryCanadianVIMY MEMORIAL
79CAVE, J  PrivateS/957513/10/191621Seaforth HighlandersUnited KingdomVIII. D. 10.GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS
80CAVE, JOSEPH  PrivateR4/14440622/03/191828Army Service CorpsUnited KingdomQ. "U." 155.LEICESTER (WELFORD ROAD) CEMETER
81CAVE, JOE  Second Lieutenant21/09/191726West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince United KingdomXXIII. B. 6.LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
82CAVE, JOSEPH  Corporal294410/07/191724Newfoundland RegimentCanadianBEAUMONT-HAMEL (NEWFOUNDLAND) ME
83CAVE, JAMESPrivate275610/04/1920?Australian Infantry Base DepotAustralian10. 39. 9. S1/351.BRISBANE GENERAL CEMETERY
84CAVE, J  Private234515/10/1915?Leicestershire RegimentUnited KingdomI. G. 54.CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
85CAVE, JAMES ARTHUR  Lance Corporal4190717/09/1917?Northumberland FusiliersUnited KingdomPanel 19 to 23 and 162.TYNE COT MEMORIAL
86CAVE, JAMES CARL  RiflemanZ/19615/03/191620Rifle BrigadeUnited KingdomI. C. 9.ESSEX FARM CEMETERY
87CAVE, J H  Sapper47118201/07/191617Royal EngineersUnited KingdomF. 10.THISTLE DUMP CEMETERY, HIGH WOOD
88CAVE, J W  Private01/03/199228/09/191621Yorkshire RegimentUnited KingdomV. B. 1.PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY
89CAVE, JOHN WALTERPrivate3023425/02/191726Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)United KingdomPier and Face 4 D.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
90CAVE, J W  Private20246201/06/191720Sherwood Foresters (Notts and DeUnited KingdomV. G. 1.FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL
91CAVE, J W R  Private1053625/08/191618Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)United KingdomIV. P. 23.POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILL
92CAVE, LEWISLance Corporal6516816/06/191627Canadian Infantry (Quebec RegimeCanadianPanel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30.YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
93CAVE, LESLIE FRED SILASPrivate01/12/198918/05/1917?York and Lancaster RegimentUnited KingdomBay 8.ARRAS MEMORIAL
94CAVE, LEONARD PHILLIP  Driver01/02/199118/10/1917?New Zealand Field ArtilleryNew ZealandII. B. 24.WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-L
95CAVE, PETERPrivate2964803/07/1916?The King's (Liverpool Regiment)United KingdomPier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
96CAVE, PERCYPrivate1088326/09/1915?Lincolnshire RegimentUnited KingdomPanel 31 to 34.LOOS MEMORIAL
97CAVE, PERCY HENRY ELLIS  Leading Seaman18248414/11/191838Royal NavyUnited KingdomNaval Con. C. 3891.PLYMOUTH (WESTON MILL) CEMETERY
98CAVE, PHILLIP JOHN  Private1623514/03/191518Northamptonshire RegimentUnited KingdomPanel 28 to 30.LE TOURET MEMORIAL
99CAVE, PERCY WORRALLPrivate42299719/04/191618Canadian Infantry (British ColumCanadianPanel 18 - 28 - 30.YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
100CAVE, ROBERTPrivate1509205/04/191827Northamptonshire RegimentUnited KingdomIX. F. 1.ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS
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The Cave FHS is grateful to Lynna Kay Shuffield (Member No. 473 ) who has extracted information on  American World War I Casualties with the surname Cave.

 

Are any of the Men listed on this tablet YOUR ancestor?

WM3142 War Memorial Trust

The Cave FHS is trying to locate the original location of this memorial which is now in the hands of the War Memorial Trust. We would be delighted to hear from you if you have any information that can help. Please email the administrator. It reads:

THIS TABLET AND THE WINDOW ON
THE NORTH SIDE IN THE SANCTUARY
ARE DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF
GOD, AND IN THE MEMORY OF THE
FOLLOWING FROM THIS CHURCH AND
PARISH WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

It then lists the names, two of which are in an extract of an article which
appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of our newsletter, Caveman
.

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN
THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS
LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”

 

The Tower Hill Memorial

The Tower Hill MemorialThe Tower Hill Memorial, London, was erected “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE HONOUR OF TWELVE THOUSAND OF THE MERCHANT NAVY AND FISHING FLEETS WHO HAVE NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA 1914 – 1918″.

Henry Cave (First Engineer) who served on the Ilston (Swansea) and Absolom Cave (Second Hand) who served on the Doris Burton (Hartlepool) are both commemorated here. If you are related to either of the men we would love to hear from you please email us here.

 

Helles Memorial

Helles Memorial The Helles Memorial serves the dual function of Commonwealth Battle Memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign and place of commemoration for many of those Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave.

Pvt. J Caves (4606) was killed in action on 16 August 1915 and is remembered on the Helles Memorial. The Cave FHS thanks Lynn Roffee of Leicestershire & Rutland FHS who kindly took a photograph of Pvt. J Caves entry on a recent visit.

 

 

 

 

Ypres (Menin Gate)

Ypres (Menin Gate): A wreath was laid at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial on July 7th 2009 on behalf of the Cave FHS in remembrance of those officers and men who fell in Ypres Salient but to whom the fortune of war denied the known and honoured burial given to their comrades in death.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Montage

These men were:

  • Lance Serjeant Charles Cave
  • Gunner George Thomas Cave
  • Corporal H Cave
  • Lance Corporal Lewis Cave
  • Private Percy Worrall Cave (A photograph of Percy in uniform appears with the kind permission of Gill Melrose.)
  • Company Serjeant Major Vincent Cave
  • Private William George Cave
  • Private W H Cave
  • Private Walter J Cave

Gill Melrose (Member No. 588) joined the Cave FHS in July 2009, following a visit to France and Belgium where she saw one of the wreaths that had been laid on behalf of the society. Gill is related to Private Percy Worrall Cave who was killed in Belgium shortly before his 19th birthday in 1916. Percy had emigrated to Canada from the UK and was serving with the Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment).