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AMPTHILL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards & Lynda Smith

There are several war memorials in Ampthill.

St Andrews Church

The war memorial can be found in front of the church of St Andrew just off Church Street as you leave Ampthill going towards Maulden.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2002


TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
GRATEFUL
MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
THEIR NAME
LIVETH FOR
EVERMORE


The Alameda

The Memorial is situated at the end of a lime tree avenue known as The Alameda.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

THIS MONUMENT TO OUR GALLANT DEAD
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WARS
WAS UNVEILED BY
H.R.H. PRINCESS BEATRICE
AND DEDICATED BY
THE RT. REV. THE CHAPLAIN GENERAL TO THE FORCES
(BISHOP TAYLOR-SMITH)
ON MAY 17TH 1921 IN THE PRESENCE OF
THE AMPTHILL URBAN COUNCIL
(CHAIRMAN I.W. CRISP)
A.H. WINGFIELD
CHANIRMAN OF THE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
AND
HERBARND 11TH DUKE OF BEDFORD K.G.
DONOR OF THE SITE.


The following lists of men appear on either one memorial or the other, or both.
Those on the church memorial are marked and those on the Alameda with *

1914 - 1918

ALLGOOD *

Samuel

No further information currently.

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. Grave XLIV. B. 3.

ANSELL *

Walter T

Private 19803, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

BECKERWICK

Moses

Lance Corporal L/13547, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Thursday 15th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born St Pancras, Middlesex, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex. Son of Joseph and Rebecca Inskip, of 1 I, Corner House, Arthur St., Ampthill. Buried in ARRAS ROAD CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT,Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. M. 21.

BRIGHTMAN *

Herbert James

Sergeant 13927, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 6th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Ampthill, enlisted Northampton. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave S. II. I. 24.

BURRIDGE *

Frederick

No further information currently - there are at least 3 possible candidates on the CWGC & SDGW.

BURT *

Harry

probably Henry Burt, Private 23071, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 15th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Woburn Sands, enlisted Ampthill. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERYSomme, France. Grave I. D. 39.

BURT *

James

No further information currently - there are at least 13 possible candidates on the CWGC & SDGW.

COLE *

Herbert Reginald Bruce

Private 33789, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 18th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Resident and enlisted Ampthill. Husband of Edith Butcher Cole, of 23, Felixstowe Rd., Willesden, London. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. N. 6.

COLLINS *

Frederick Louis

[Spelt Frederick Lewis Collins on SDGW] Private 23155, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 4th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Gravenhurst, enlisted bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, resident Ipswich, Suffolk. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 79 to 80 and 163A.

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. commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

DANIELL *

William H

Private 31901, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 15th July 1918 (SDGW states Saturday 13th July 1918) in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born London, enlisted Bedford, resident Ampthill. Son of P. and Alice A. Daniell, of 11, Austins Lane, Ampthill. Buried in ST. AMAND BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. B. 2.

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. Grave V. T. 10.

DILLINGHAM *

William David

Private 18919, Scottish Horse Yeomanry. Died at sea Thursday 10th October 1918. Age 24. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. Son of Walter George and Martha Ann Dillingham, of Ampthill; husband of Constance Dillingham (formerly Burton). An employee of Messrs. Swaffield & Sons, Auctioneers. One of 5 brothers who served. Buried in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERYCounty Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Grave Plot. 754.

DIMOCK*

Avard Longley

Private 2005068, Canadian Forestry Corps. Died Thursday 31 October 1918. Buried: AMPTHILL (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom Note from www.archives.ca/02/02010602_e.html (the Canadian Attestation Papers web site). Avard Dimock was born 28 August 1897 in Canada, the son of George Dimock. He enlisted on 14 May 1917. Further personal information is available from the above web site.

FARMER *

William George

Private 8772, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment (Labour Corps). Died on Saturday 20th July 1918. Age 39. Son of Joseph and Mary Farmer, of Ampthill; husband of Rose Elizabeth Farmer, of Corsham Rd., Whitley, Melksham, Wilts. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section I. Row Z. Grave 4.

FARNELL *

William

Private G/13340, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action Thursday 9th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles Farnell, of Ampthill. Buried in WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 13.

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. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C

FREEAR

Eric Charles

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on Sunday 15th April 1917 [Sdgw states Friday 13th April 1917]. Age 20. Son of Harry Marshall Freear, and Margaret Ann Freear, of Harpenden, Herts. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGYPas de Calais, France. Grave I. K. 6.

GAMBLE *

Bernard

Acting Company Sergeant Major 9288, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 13th December 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Hopton, Yorkshire, enlisted Cockermouth, Cumberland, resident Ampthill. Husband of Lilian Gamble of 2 Austins Lane, Ampthill. Formerly 6787, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), Nord, France. Grave A. 26.

GEAREY *

Frederick Thomas

[Spelt GEARY on CWGC] Private 5014, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONSomme, France. Grave VI. F. 10.

GEE *

George William

Private G/18345, 11th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 7th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. E. 22.

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. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

HEPWORTH *

John Richard

Private 41764, 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action Thursday 16th August 1917. Age 20. Enlisted Warwick. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Hepworth, of 1, Neotsbury Rd., Ampthill. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 70 to 72.

HILL *

Stewart William

Private 30064, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 31st December 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Brighton, enlisted and resident Ampthill. Husband of Agnes M. Hill, of 4, Neotsbury Rd., Ampthill. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Grave VIII. D. 15.

KEECH *

Edward Thomas

Private 127051, 30th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died on Monday 22nd July 1918. Age 20. Born Hardmeand, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Keech, of Lamport, Northampton. Formerly 23715, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Grave I. J. 4.

LAKE *

Frank

No further information currently.

LAMPARD *

Frederick Charles William

Third Engineer, S.S. "Mongolia" (Greenock), Mercantile Marine. Died on Saturday 23 rdJune 1917. Age 33. Husband of Ella Lampard, of Chandos Rd., Ampthill. Born at Rochester. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

LANCASTER *

John

Private 48016, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born Buckingham, enlisted Bedford, resident Ampthill. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Lancaster, of 25, Cannon St, Bedford; husband of Annie Lancaster, of 88, Elsden Rd, Wellingborough. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5

MARKS *

William Lynn

Trooper 952, 2nd, Australian Light Horse. Died on Thursday 11th April 1918. Age 25. Son of William and Mary Amelia Marks, of Church St., Ampthill. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave H. 7.

MARTIN, M.M. *

 

Guy Stanislaus

Acting 2nd Corporal 25002, 5th Divison, Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Sunday 25th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Singapore (Straits Settlements), enlisted Chatham, resident Ampthill. Second Son of William and Sarah Elizabeth Martin, of "Maydencroft," Ampthill. Educated at Bedford Modern School. Awarded Military Medal. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. C. 19. See also Singapore Cenotaph and Bedford Modern School.

McGEE *

Eustace J V

Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died Wednesday 12th February 1919. Age 20. Son of Mrs. E. Detmold, of Rotherfield, Sussex. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section I. Row DD. Grave 3.

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. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIALPas 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. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

OSBORNE *

James Leonard

No further information currently.

OSBORNE

Lionel James

Lance Corporal 648227, 1st/20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), London Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 24th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Ampthill, enlisted St Pancras, London, resident Liverpoll Street, North London. Son of George Osborne, of 22, Saunder's Piece, Ampthill. Formerly 4580, 11th Battalion, London Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9 and 10.

PACKE *

George

Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, Nigeria Regiment, W.A.F.F. Died on Thursday 8th November 1917. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Grave 6. K. 14.

PAGE *

William Henry

Driver 70227, 79th Battery, 217th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died Wednesday 24th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Poplar, London, enlisted Ampthill. Nephew of Mrs. Smith, of Saundiers Piece, Ampthill. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Div. 62. III. N. 3.

PATRICK *

Bert[ie]

Private 55042, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds Tuesday 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Marston, enlisted and resident Ampthill. Formerly 11081, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. F. 40.

PEPPER *

Frederick George

Private 8200, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Lidlington, enlisted and resident Ampthill. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11

PERRIN *

Thomas Frederick

[Frederick T on Alameda] Temporary Captain, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died Tuesday 24th July 1917. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave IV. B. 8.

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. Grave IV. B. 61.

PYE-SMITH *

Philip Howson Guy

Lieutenant 11th The King's Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 15 May 1917. Age 21. Son of E. Gertrude Pye-Smith (nee Foulger),of 26 Hyde Park Square, London, and the late Philip Henry Pye-Smith, M.D., F.R.S. (Vice Chancellor, University of London). Buried: TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III.E.1

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. Grave S. II. Z. 9.

ROBERTS *

Herbert James

Private G/29541, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Monday 30th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born Barton, Beds, enlisted Luton, resident Ampthill. Son of James and Martha Roberts, of Barton. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXXIV. F. 17.

ROBINSON *

 

Gerald W

Private 493900, 13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Southampton, resident Ampthill. Formely 23436, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. B. 13.

ROBINSON *

 

Jack Alexandra William

[On the memorial his initals are J W A] Lance Serjeant 3035, 1st/5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 17th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 23. Born, resident and enlisted Ampthill. Son of Mrs. Hannah Robinson Hymus, of 18, Bryn Rd., Clydach, Swansea. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218.

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. Grave I. A. 64.

SHOTBOLT *

 

Percy

Private 1821, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died Saturday 27th May 1916 in England. Age 22. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Shotbolt, of 15, Arthur St., Ampthill. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section I. Row Q. Grave 6.

SIMMON[D]S *

 

John

[Spelt Simmons on St Andrews] Private 40380. 1/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Lancashire Fusiliers. Died at home Tuesday 5th November 1918. Age 29. Born East Cowes, Isle of Wight, enlisted Luton. Son of William J. Simmonds, of Watford; husband of Ethel Simmonds, of 16, Royal Oak Rd., Woking. Formerly 17926, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section I. Row BB. Grave 4.

SMITH *

Michael Basil

Private 43232, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 3rd April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Ampthill, enlisted Luton. Son of Mr. L. B. Smith, of Linden House, Ampthill. Buried in NAMPS-AU-VAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave I. K. 11.

SMITH *

Cecil

No further information currently.

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. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

STANBRIDGE *

Sam[uel]

Private G/25632, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 14th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Maulden, enlisted Ampthill. Formerly 3427, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Grave VI. G 30.

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.

SWAFFIELD *

Hugh S

[*** dOES NOT APPEAR ON cwgc] Sapper 154494, Royal Engineers. Died 1918. Born in Ampthill 1879, son of Henry Richard James & Emeline [Jepson] Swaffield of Ampthill, formerly of Bickerings Farm, Ridgemont. Served in the South African War 1899-1902. This letter was sent while he served in South Africa, dated 14th Febreuary 1901, it is rather poignant. Hugh is asking his parents views on his trying to get passed medically fit to go out to fight in South Africa.

'...I did not rush into it like a bull or with my eyes shut either I seriously thought the matter over before I wrote to mother on the first occasion. To start with you know that I've always been as keen as mustard on this sort of thing...I heard the captain of our Battalion say the other night to the Captain of my company when they were discussing me that I being in an Architects office was the very man they wanted...I had a talk for hours with Turnell...he said it was not his place to say I was not to go...We...went down to headquater last evening to drill & had a huge crowd cheering & making a din for about 11/2 hours, as far as I know at present we shall go to Chatham in about a week...We have not sworn in yet as we have to undergo another medical examination...I had a letter from Ben Harrison this morning who has been out there about 14 months & he seems to be having a grand time although of course rough. Young Iack who is living with me is going to try & get passed into the Yeomany either tomorrow or Saturday...I feel as happy as a kid with a new toy & if I get a decent letter from Father in his own hand writing I shall be doubly so...shall stick to work as long as possible. We are going to have a lot of drill at nights this next week & some rifle shooting on some of the afternoons'

THOMPSON *

George

Lance Corporal 23511, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Saturday 13th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Born, enlisted and resident Ampthill. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln(Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave XI. A. 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. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

TWO *

Albert Edward

Private 30431, 75th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action Saturday 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born Ampthill, enlisted Sheffield. Husband of Ada Two, of 5, Woodbank Crescent, Meersbrook, Sheffield. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

VAUGHAN *

Thomas Llewellyn

Private 200749, "Z" Coy. 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment [CWGC states Herefordshire Regt.]. Killed in action 22nd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Enlisted and resident Ampthill. Son of Thomas Philip and Lilian Vaughan, of Rossdale, Ampthill. Buried in STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON, Somme, France. Grave IV. C. 5.

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. Grave D. 177.

WHEATLEY *

Joseph

Private 9374, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 7th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 40. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Wolverhampton. Son of Mrs. L. Wheatley, of 52, Dunstable St., Ampthill. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 and 37.

WILDMAN *

James Thomas

Pioneer 211147, 3rd Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died Saturday 6th July 1918 in England. Age 30. Enlisted Bedford, resident Ampthill. Son of Charles T. and Annie Wildman, of Arthur St., Ampthill. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section 1. Row Z. Grave 3.

WILLIAMS *

John Henry

Private 27884, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 27th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Luton. Son of Mrs. A. C. Gibbs, of 19, Oliver St., Ampthill. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

WILLIS

A H

No further information currently - one of 4 possible on SDGW.

1939-1945

AKIN *

Leslie Edward

Gunner 998491, 160 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Sunday 21st January 1945. Age 24. Son of John A. and Lilian M. Akin, of Ampthill. Commeorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 2.

ANDERSON *

Kenneth William

Sergeant 1623499, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday 21st March 1944. Age 20. Son of William James Anderson and Florence Elizabeth Anderson, of Ampthill. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Collective grave XX. A. 5-6.

BARNES *

Lawrence Victor

Private 14753969, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died Thursday 16th November 1944. Age 40. Son of Thomas and Rose Anne Barnes; husband of Ada Dorothy Barnes, of Ampthill. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section 2. Row U. Grave 6.

BLOODWORTH *

Charles Oscar

Flying Officer 45553, Observer, Royal Air Force. Died on Thursday 9th October 1941. Age 28. Son of Eric Charles and Dorothy Bloodworth; husband of Kathleen Mary Bloodworth, of Ampthill. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Grave I. H. 5.

BRIGHTON *

Conrad Marshall

Guardsman 2623057, 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died on Monday 13th September 1943. Age 30. Son of Tom and Emily Brighton; husband of Joyce Alice Brighton, of Sudbury, Suffolk. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave I. C. 17.

BROWELL *

Kenneth

NAble Seaman, S.S. Sourabaya (Jersey), Merchant Navy. Died on Tuesday 27th October 1942. Age 37. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 99.

BUTCHER *

Charles H

Private 14288238, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died Wednesday 3rd February 1943. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Butcher, of Ampthill. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill.

GILLETT *

Stanley Arthur

Private T/211751, 3 Adv. Ammunition Depot, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on Monday 11th October 1943. Age 32. Son of Alfred and Beatrice Gillett, of Ampthill. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave VI. B. 36.

HALL *

John John Arthur

Marine CH/X 106075, H.M.L.C.G.(L) 16., Royal Marines. Died on Monday 26th April 1943. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 73, 2.

MOORE *

Desmond

possibly - Desmond Bernard Moore, Lieutenant 124194 attached 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Died on Sunday 27 December 1942. Age 28. Son of Albert Victor Cecil and Avice Machell Moore, of Stamford, Lincolnshire. B.A. (Oxon.) University College. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Grave 15. F. 9.

ROBINSON *

 

Ernest Alfred

Corporal 5948397, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Tuesday 12th September 1944. Age 28. Son of Sidney and Lily Robinson, of Ampthill, Bedfordshire; husband of Lily Sarah Lucy Robinson, of Edmonton, Middlesex. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 61.

SHARP *

Hubert Leslie

Gunner 14566710, Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry. Died on Wednesday 12th September 1945. Age 20. Son of Arthur William and Beatrice Mary Sharp, of Ampthill. Buried in TAIPING WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia. Grave 1. K. 14.

SMITH *

Frank

No further information currently.

SWAFFIELD *

Noel George

Sergeant 610989, Royal Air Force. Died on Monday 29th November 1943. Son of Richard Nash Swaffield and Ethel May Swaffield, of Southsea, Hampshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 426.

TURNER *

Alec George

Driver T/2190275, 359 Pack Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on Tuesday 10th April 1945. Age 41. Son of Frederick Charles and Ruth Turner; husband of Winifred Turner. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave V. G. 15.

TURNER *

Eric Richard

Air Mechanic 2nd Class, FAA/FX. 94452, H.M.S. Dasher, Royal Navy. Died on Saturday 27th March 1943. Age 29. Son of Archie and Martha Turner. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 4, Panel 5.

WARNER

Kenneth Charles

Private 5954663, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died on Saturday 23rd October 1943. Age 23. Stepson of Mr. A. Warner, of Ampthill. Buried in HAIDAR PASHA CEMETERY, Turkey. Row B. Grave 9. Also Commemorated on his parents grave in Steppingley churchyard. "Kenneth Charles WARNER killed in action in the Aegean Sea October 23rd 1943 aged 23 years. Parents Arthur and Florence Emma."

WELCH

Douglas Harold

Warrant Officer 1318580, Pilot, 427 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 22nd October 1943. Age 22. Son of Harold and Beatrice Eleanor Welch, of Ampthill; husband of Blanche Matilda Welch. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section 2. Row R. Grave 5. See also Bedford Modern School

WELCH *

Charles Maximilian (Max)

Guardsman 2724017, 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards. Died on Monday 2nd April 1945 . Age 21. Son of Harold and Beatrice Eleanor Welch, of Ampthill. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave 13. B. 19. See also Bedford Modern School

MAKE THEM
TO BE NUMBERED
WITH THY SAINTS
IN GLORY EVERLASTING

Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

DAWKS

Norman J E

Sapper 1876389, 579 Army Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Tuesday 6th October 1942. Son of Harold Norman and Edith Phoeby Ellen Dawks, of Biggleswade. At the bottom of his headstone is a note that his brother Harold was killed in Crete, 27th May 1941, aged 25. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section 1. Row M. Grave 1.

DAWKES

Harold Henry George

Driver T/196851, 2 Reserve Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Tuesday 27th May 1941 in Crete, aged 24. Son of Harold Norman and Edith Phoeby Ellen Dawks of Biggleswade. Commeorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 8. [See above for gravestone and his brother].

O'BRIEN

Patrick

Sick Berth, Chief Petty Officer, C/M 7234, Royal Navy. Died on Thursday 18th January 1945. Age 50. Husband of Nellie O'Brien, of Stewartby. Buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ampthill. Section 2. Row V. Grave 1.

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