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
101CAVE, ROBERTTrooper27/08/191533Wellington Mounted Rifles, N.Z.ENew ZealandSp. Mem. 22.HILL 60 CEMETERY
102CAVE, RICHARD  RiflemanR/3661430/11/1917?King's Royal Rifle CorpsUnited KingdomPanel 9.CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL
103CAVE, ROBIN DOUGLAS  Private14937618/08/191823Machine Gun CorpsUnited KingdomII. D. 1.TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WI
104CAVE, REGINALD GEORGE  Private3778630/10/191827Somerset Light InfantryUnited KingdomD. 8. 10 "C.".LONGFLEET (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
105CAVE, S  Private2049022/07/1916?Somerset Light InfantryUnited KingdomVIII. E. 2.HABARCQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENS
106CAVE, S  Private1168101/09/1914?The King's (Liverpool Regiment)United KingdomG. IV. 60.ROYALLIEU FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETE
107CAVE, STANLEY  Private2959230/08/191725East Lancashire RegimentUnited KingdomIII. B. 28.PROWSE POINT MILITARY CEMETERY
108CAVE, SIDNEY ARTHURPrivate2967618/10/191624Hampshire RegimentUnited KingdomPier and Face 7 C and 7 B.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
109CAVE, SIDNEY EDWINPrivate10233128/03/1918?Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)United KingdomBay 10.ARRAS MEMORIAL
110CAVE, THOMASPrivate7532811/04/1917?Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch)United KingdomBay 10.ARRAS MEMORIAL
111CAVE, THOMAS  Private1216312/03/1915?East Lancashire RegimentUnited KingdomPanel 18.LE TOURET MEMORIAL
112CAVE, T A  Private20083126/05/1916?Somerset Light InfantryUnited KingdomVI. K. 1.BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETER
113CAVE, T B  Corporal70392211/11/191627Canadian Infantry (Central OntarCanadianIII. B. 35.ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUM
114CAVE, THOMAS ERIC  Gunner96144616/07/191720Royal Field ArtilleryUnited KingdomIII. C. 48.AEROPLANE CEMETERY
115CAVE, T H  Private1199412/07/1917?Army Cyclist CorpsUnited KingdomI. D. 5.PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL)
116CAVE, T H  Private4208518/11/1916?King's Own Yorkshire Light InfanUnited KingdomB. 32.MUNICH TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY,
117CAVE, THOMAS WILLIAMPrivate1825408/07/191631Yorkshire RegimentUnited KingdomPier and Face 3 A and 3 D.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
118CAVE, VINCENTCompany Sergeant Major104608/05/191537London Regiment (The Rangers)United KingdomPanel 54.YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
119CAVE, WILLIAM  Gunner1033302/03/191622Royal Field ArtilleryUnited KingdomIII. R. 22.WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-L
120CAVE, W  Gunner7401211/04/1918?Royal Garrison ArtilleryUnited KingdomI. M. 35.GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY
121CAVE, WALTERPrivate1665803/05/191728Leicestershire RegimentUnited KingdomBay 5.ARRAS MEMORIAL
122CAVE, WALTER  Private5195725/10/1918?Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)United KingdomPanel 41.BASRA MEMORIAL
123CAVE, W  Serjeant24005528/12/1917?Leicestershire RegimentUnited KingdomVI. H. 68.BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
124CAVE, W E  Company Serjeant Major2028825/04/1918?Northumberland FusiliersUnited KingdomXVI. A. 25.VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3
125CAVE, WILLIAM EDWIN  Rifleman39410310/10/191738London Regiment (Queen Victoria'United KingdomLVI. B. 18.TYNE COT CEMETERY
126CAVE, WILLIAM GEORGEAble SeamanJ/1664715/07/191720Royal NavyUnited Kingdom21PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
127CAVE, WILLIAM GEORGE  Private2668411/08/1917?Wiltshire RegimentUnited KingdomPanel 53.YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
128CAVE, W H  Private1373329/04/1918?South African InfantrySouth AfricanPanel 15 - 16 and 16A.YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
129CAVE, WILLIAM HENRY  Stoker 1st ClassK/597831/05/191625Royal NavyUnited Kingdom17PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
130CAVE, WILLIAM HORACE  Private2516214/02/191738East Surrey RegimentUnited KingdomPier and Face 6 B and 6 C.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
131CAVE, WILLIAM HENRY  Private5809206/06/191828Cheshire RegimentUnited KingdomPlot 4. Row B. Grave 1.TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNE
132CAVE, WALTER HENRY  Private4124218/09/191820Lincolnshire RegimentUnited KingdomI. H. 20.GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETER
133CAVE, WALTER HENRY CHARLES  Lieutenant15/03/191520Dorsetshire RegimentUnited KingdomD. 28.RAMPARTS CEMETERY, LILLE GATE
134CAVE, WALTER J.Private5412107/06/191736Durham Light InfantryUnited KingdomPanel 36 and 38.YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
135CAVE, WILFRED SIDNEY  Private20231729/10/191722Yorkshire RegimentUnited KingdomIX. B. 9.DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY
136CAVE-PENNEY, EVELYN ANTHONY  Lieutenant08/06/191819Queen Victoria's Own Corps of GuIndianR. 47.RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
210CAVES, A S  Lance Corporal20039820/07/191721Bedfordshire RegimentUnited KingdomXXX. A. 14.GAZA WAR CEMETERY
211CAVES, D P  Rifleman4398703/09/191819King's Royal Rifle CorpsUnited KingdomXXV. J. 23A.LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
212CAVES, EDWARDPrivate815516/05/191528Royal Inniskilling FusiliersUnited KingdomPanel 16 and 17.LE TOURET MEMORIAL
213CAVES, FREDERICK  Private28400909/02/1919?London Regiment (Royal FusiliersUnited KingdomX. C. 7.MONS (BERGEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
214CAVES, F  Corporal6000902/12/1916?Royal FusiliersUnited KingdomFacing the War Memorial.BOUSBECQUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
215CAVES, FREDRICK  Corporal26741511/09/191821The King's (Liverpool Regiment)United KingdomPanel 3 and 4.VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
216CAVES, HAROLD ARTHUR  Rifleman4492317/08/1918?King's Royal Rifle CorpsUnited KingdomPanel 9.VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
217CAVES, JONATHAN  Private460616/08/1915?Bedfordshire RegimentUnited KingdomPanel 54 and 218.HELLES MEMORIAL
218CAVES, JOSEPH SPrivate20327430/12/1917?Bedfordshire RegimentUnited KingdomCHATBY MEMORIAL
219CAVES, TOM  Gunner60828711/02/191921Royal Field ArtilleryUnited KingdomE. 65.BARNSLEY (MONK BRETTON) CEMETERY
220CAVES, T R  Private206806/11/1914?Irish GuardsUnited KingdomI. F. 17.ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY
221CAVES, W A  Private2923526/06/1918?Essex RegimentUnited KingdomI. K. 9.NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY
222CAVEY, A E  Corporal430805/10/191525The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)United KingdomXVII. A. 21.COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY
223CAVEY, ARTHUR HENRY  PrivateG/201107/07/191622Royal FusiliersUnited KingdomMash Valley Mem. 8.OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
224CAVEY, D O E G  Serjeant822430/08/191728Royal Army Medical CorpsUnited KingdomII. G. 14.CANADA FARM CEMETERY
225CAVEY, EMMANUEL  Lance Corporal1547231/07/1917?King's Own (Royal Lancaster RegiUnited KingdomPanel 12.YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
226CAVEY, JOSEPH PATRICKPrivate3108906/02/191830Royal Inniskilling FusiliersUnited KingdomD. 133.KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
227CAVEY, JOHN WILLIAM  Private1092114/07/1916?Leicestershire RegimentUnited KingdomPier and Face 2 C and 3 A.THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
228CAVEY, SIDNEY  Corporal35711/10/1915?Australian Infantry, A.I.F.AustralianV. B. 106.PORTIANOS MILITARY CEMETERY
229CAVEY, T W  RiflemanA/20083305/10/191831King's Royal Rifle CorpsUnited KingdomS. II. I. 13.ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, RO
230CAVEY, WILLIAM  Private1353426/09/1916?Coldstream GuardsUnited KingdomXII. L. 6.A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS
231CAVEY, WILLIAM GUY  Sapper2171401/06/191821Australian EngineersAustralianK. 318.PLUMSTEAD CEMETERY
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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).