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AMPTHILL METHODIST WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial is to be found within the Ampthill Wesleyan Church (Methodist Chapel) in Chandos Road, Ampthill. It takes the form of a brass engraved plaque and lists those from the chapel and Sudnay School who died in World War 1. It was unveiledby Mr A H Wingfield and dedicated 5 December 1920.

Photographs Copyright © Stephen Hartley 2016

1914 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE CONNECTED WITH THIS CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES N THE GREAT WAR

ALLGOOD
Samuel
Private 10299, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Enlisted 22 October 1914 at Bedford. Discharged 15 February 1915 at Felixstowe being not physically fit dur to Chronic Dyspepsia. Died April 1916. Aged 40. Served 119 days. Born circa 1875 in Coton, Cambridgeshire. Height 5 feet 9¾ inches, girth 37½ inches, weight 147 lbs, complexion fresh, eyes blue, hair brown. Religious denomination Church of England. Postman by trade. Resident Saunders Piece, Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Maried 25 June 1914 at Ashdon Elsie J Pettit. IN the 1891 census he was aged 13, son of Hoseph and Jane Allgood, born Coton, Cambridgeshire, resident Coton Cmabridgeshire.
ANSELL
Harry
Private 8105, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Ampthill, resident Wood Green, Middlesex. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLIV. Row B. Grave 3.
ANSELL
Walter
Private 19803, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
COX
Christopher
Private 12098, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 26th July 1916 in England. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section I. Row P. Grave 2.
COX
Frank
Corporal 12099, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 6th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
DAY
Joseph [William]
Private G/28037, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 26th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. M. J. Day, of 42, Park Hill, Ampthill. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILE, Somme, France. Plot V. Row T. Grave 10.
DIMOCK
Avard Longley
Private 2005068, Canadian Forestry Corps. Died Thursday 31 October 1918. Born 28 August 1897 in Canada, the son of George Dimock. Enlisted on 14 May 1917. Buried in AMPTHILL (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. For more information see National Archives Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2522 - 43
FRANCIS
William Norman
Private G/14532, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 9th September 1916 with the British Expeditionary Force. Born Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C
GILLETT
Arthur
Private 19477, 7th Battalion. Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1916. Aged 32. Born Houghton Conquest, enlisted Bedford, resident Flitwick. Husband of Jessie Louisa Gillett, of Chapel Rd., Flitwick. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, son of Samuel and Mary Gillett, an apprentice bricklayer, born Houghton Conquest, resident Flitwick Road, Ampthill. In the 1911 census he was married to Jessie, aged 26, a bricklayer, born Houghton Conquest, resident Chapel Road, Flitwick. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
HARLOW
Ernest
Private 33905, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Eaton Bray, Beds, enlisted and resident Southend-on-Sea. Formerly 2592, Essex Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
MONEY
George
Acting Sergeant 23251, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 29th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Maulden, enlisted and resident Ampthill. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
MONEY
Thomas [John]
Private 26703, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 9th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Maulden, enlisted and resident Ampthill. Son of William Money, of Baker St., Ampthill; husband of Ada Money, of 2, Westbeach Rd., Wood Green, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
OSBORNE
James [Leonard]
No further information currently available
PUTMAN
Richard William
Private 23503, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 26th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Houghton Conquest, enlisted and resident Ampthill. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 61.
REDMAN
Arthur
Sapper WR/270811, 263rd Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died on Thursday 21st November 1918. Age 33. Son of Mrs. Caroline Redman, of "Wooden House," Oliver St., Ampthill. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot II. Row Z. Grave 9.
ROBINSON
Percy
Private 27359, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 25th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Ampthill, enlisted Luton. Son of Leonard and Emily Robinson, of Ampthill. Buried in BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 64.
STANBRIDGE
Percy
Lance Corporal 12097, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 2nd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
STAPLETON
William
Serjeant 3959, 1st/5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 16th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Born, resident and enlisted Ampthill. Commemorated in Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey. Special Memorial 20.
STAPLETON
William Edward
Private 23512, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 4th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born, enlisted and resident Ampthill. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Sarah Stapleton, of Ampthill. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES, Nord, France. Plot 4. Row F. Grave 7.
THOMPSON
George
Lance Corporal 23511, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 13 July 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Ampthill. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XI. Row A. Grave 5.
THOROUGHGOOD
Sidney
Private 3/6995, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 31st October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Ampthill, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Thoroughgood. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33
WESTON
Charles
Private 5900, 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died of wounds Tuesday 2nd November 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 20. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. Formerl 8667, Lancers of the Line. Son of Charles and Mary Weston, of 42, Arthur St., Ampthill. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section D. Grave 177.

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Last updated 13 March, 2016

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