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ARLESEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning
other information Arlesey Memorial Project


Photographs Copyright © Andy Dear 2001

The village memorial stands on the green in the village. There is also a Roll of Honour in St Peters church.

1914-1918
IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED SERVING
THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR

THEY GAVE ALL.

ALBONE Frederick John
Private, 18463, Bedfordshire Regiment transferred to 154692, 656th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps who died on Tuesday, 12th November 1918. Aged 23. Husband of Edith Miriam (nee Albone) Albone, of 3, Primrose Lane, Arlesey; married in the April to June Quarter 1915. Buried in South side of new part of St Peter churchyard, Arlesey.
ALBONE William
Private 27805, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 1st March 1919 at home. Aged 22. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Mary Ann Albone, of Mid Village, Arlesey. Buried in South side of new part of St Peter churchyard, Arlesey.
ALBONE Harry James
Private 283563, 1st/4th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 25th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Arlesey, enlisted Holloway, resident Highgate. Formerly 3718, 3/3rd London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 11
ALBONE, M.M. John
Lance Corporal, G/60114, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Thursday, 20th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey. Son of David Albone; husband of Lily Albone, of 55, Park Side, Woodford Green, Essex. Formerly 40399, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A
ASHWELL C W
possibly Charles William Ashwell, Private, 18689, 3rd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers who died on Friday, 18th May 1917. Aged 34. Husband of Edith Ashwell, of 28, Malvern Rd., Bruce Grove, Tottenham. Born at Tottenham. Commemorated in Tottenham and Wood Green Cemetery, Middlesex. Gen. 7346 (Screen Wall).
BARNES Owen
Private T.F. 5902, 1st/8th T.F. Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 11th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 3, Page 15 - BARNES, Owen - rivate, 5902, 8th ( Territorial ) Battn. The Duke of Cambridges Own ( Middlesex Regt )

Son of Edward Barnes, of Wilbury Farm, Arlesey, co. Beds, Horse Keeper, by his wife Agnes, dau of David Allworth; Born Arlesey aforesaid 26th August 1892; educated Ickleford Public School; was a farmer; joined the Middlesex Territorials 6th March 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 8th July, and was killed in action 11th September 1916. Unmarried.

BATES Horace
Private 33162, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 1st October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Ellis Charles and Hannah Bates, of Mid Village, Arlesley. Formerly 6339, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51
BLAND, M.M. George Henry
Private 3/7450, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 4th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Arlesey, enlisted Biggleswade, resident Shoreditch, Middlesex. Son of George and Eliza Bland, of Church End, Arlesey. Awarded the Military Medal. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 7.
BOWSKILL John
[Spelt John BOSKILL on memorial] Private 2808, 1/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds received at Sulva Bay, Gallipoli. Enlisted 4th March 1911, discharged due to wounds 31st March 1916 [King's Regulation 392. (xvi) - Badge issued 8 December 1916 - no 90649].
BREECHER Bertram
[Spelt BREACHER on SDGW & CWGC] Private 3/7814, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 12th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin, resident Edmonton, Middlesex. Son of Charles Green, of 13, Ceders Rd., Edmonton, London. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11
BROWN James
Private 6615, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
BROWN Owen Albert
Lance Corporal 16750, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 5th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Arlesey, enlisted and resident Letchworth. Son of William and Fanny Brown, of 2, Ridge Avenue, Letchworth, Herts. Buried in north-west part of Jolimetz Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Message from Michael Cross - 14th April 2002: "I was at this man's grave recently (no personal connection; I visit Jolimetz most years) and thought I would mention to you that his grave receives a poppy each Remembrance Sunday from some locals who were originally from England. His is a lonely grave, being the only CWG in a French Communal Cemetery. I visit this place only because my Granddad was there in 1918 - L/C Brown's grave is the only obvious sign that the war passed this way. The adjoining Forest of Mormal has rather more significance in relation to the Great War."

See also Willian and Letchworth.
BYGRAVE Ernest Lawrence
Private 201429, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 26th March 1917 in Palestine. Enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey. Formerly 4620, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Panels 33 to 39
BYGRAVE Frederick William
Private 4933, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday, 16th September 1915 in Gallipoli. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Commemorated in Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey. Special Memorial A.19.
CHERRY Frederick George
Private 40782, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 14th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin, resident Lower Stondon. Son of Charles and Sophia Cherry, of Arlesey. Formerly 42146 Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. A. 17.
COOPER Thomas Alfred
Private 51642, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died Wednesday, 6th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 31914, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave I. A. I.
CRAWLEY Albert
Private 6664, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 10th December 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 36. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Son of Samuel and the late Hannah Crawley; husband of Florence Mahalath Crawley, of 9, Poplar's, High St., Arlesey, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
CRAWLEY [James] William
Private 34495, Machine Gun Section, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 24th August 1917. Aged 31. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr & Mrs A Crawley of Davies Row, Arlesey. Formerly 4033, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
CRAWLEY Walter T
Private 153142, Machine Gun Corps. Died 21st January 1922. Aged 30. Formerly 25325 East Surrey Regiment and 23930 Middlesex Regiment. His funeral took place at St Peter's Churchyard on 25th January 1922. The Biggleswade Chronicle from 3rd February 1922 quotes "it is considered his death is another added to the long list of those who sacrificed their lives for the good of their country in the late war".
DEAR Alfred Ernest
Private G/2608, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 24th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Arlesey, enlisted Holborn, Middlesex, resident Bedford. Buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. B. 15.
DEAR Ernest
Private 6650, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 11th July 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 40. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Son of James Dear; husband of Rose Holmes (formerly Dear), of 6, Moorland Cottage, High St., Arlesey, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Stotfold.
DEVEREUX Frederick
Serjeant, 9360, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 5th March 1916. Born Arelesey. Son of Thomas Devereux, brother of Thomas and George, all of High Street, Arlesey. Husband of Lily Devereus (nee White) of 5 South Street, South Farnham, Hampshire; married 8 October 1912 in Farnham, Surrey. Prior to enlistment he was a General Labourer. Attested and passed fit 5 October 1908, aged 18 years 11 months, at Bedford. Height 5 feet 94/10 inches, weight 142 lbs, girth 35 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Discharged no longer physically fit for War Service 6 April 1915 suffering from Phthisis; suffered a gun shot wound, bullet in Pelvis. Served abroad with the British Expeditionary Force from 14 August 1914 to 25 September 1914. Buried in the South side of new part of St Peter Churchyard, Arlesey.
DEVEREUX Ronald Edgar
Private 48090, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday, 30th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas John and Elizabeth Devereux, of 15, New Town, Arlesey, Beds. Buried in Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave II. A. 9.
ELDRED W
No further information currently
FOSSEY Lawrence
Lance Corporal 325713, 1st/9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Monday, 21st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 10979, East Kent Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
FOWLER Frank
Private 5077, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th June 1915 in Gallipoli. Enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey.
FUTTER Ernest William
[Listed as F FUTTER on the memorial] Private, 7770, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died of wounds 6th September 1914, aged 29. Born Flaxby, Yorkshire, enlisted Stratford, resident Arlesey. Husband of Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Bowskill Hampshire (formerly Futter)(nee Dear - married 1913), of 12, Council Cottages, House Lane, Arlesey, Beds. He lies buried in Hautrage Military Cemetery, Saint-Ghislain, Plot II. Row E. Grave18.
GIBBS Wilfred [Aaron]
Private 241317, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 2nd November 1917. Son of Aaron and Martha Gibbs. Born in Lambeth in 1878, moved to Arlesey when Aaron was appointed manager of Eastwoods brickworks. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery.
GOODWIN John William
Private 269127, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 39. Born Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin, resident Ashwell, Herts. Husband of Sarah Goodwin, of 28, London Rd., Arlesey. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.4 VIII. H. 34.
GOODWIN Rupert
Private 620671, 253rd Company, Labour Corps. Died Wednesday, 21st August 1918 in Italy. Aged 30. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 36064, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs G. S. K. Goodwin, of I, Davies Row, Arlesey; husband of Millicent May Goodwin, of 2, Davies Row, Arlesey. Buried in the South side of new part of St Peter Churchyard, Arlesey.
GRAVES Alfred Ernest
Private 23094, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Xl Casualty Clearing Station, France, October 8th 1917, age 22. Born Arlesey, enlisted Bedford, resident Cottenham, Cambs. Buried Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France - a village near the Belgium border 16 kilometres south west of leper (Belgium). The youngest son of William and Elizabeth Graves of Bute House. Telegraph Street. See Cottenham War memorial also.
GUDGEON H
probably Henry Charles GUDGEON, Lance Sergeant GL/10304, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 2nd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Wortley, Yorks., enlisted London. Husband of Hannah Rose Colnutt (formerly Gudgeon), of 28, Moody St., Bancroft Rd., Mile End, London. Buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers/La Boisselle, Somme, France. Grave III. Q. 4.
HARTWELL Charles
Guardsman 9840, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Tuesday, 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Bedford. Husband of Maud Hartwell, of 32, London Rd., Arlesey, Beds. Buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XI. A. 11.
HOSKINGS Fred
Private 8818, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 9th September 1914 during the Battle of the Marne. Previously employed by Mrs Waterton of The Bury, Arlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre memorial.
HOWARD George Samuel
Lance Corporal S/25523, 16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action Thursday, 20th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Arlesey, enlisted Southwatk, Surrey, resident Walworth, Surrey. Commmemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 145 to 147
HYDE Charles
Private G/28966, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Fredrick and Rebecca Hyde, of High St., Arlesey, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
HYDE Frank
Private 19246, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Frederick and Rebecca Hyde, of High St., Arlesey, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.
JACKSON Albert
Private 6895, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Injured in 1915 and had to have his right hand amputated.
JEFFRIES Frederick William
[Spelt Jefferies on CWGC] Private 245179, 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Friday, 26th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey. Formerly 4622, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Fredrick and Mary Elizabeth Jefferies, of 11, Shott Lane, Letchworth, Herts. Commmemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148
JOHNSON William
Private, 200907, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, who died on Thursday, 27th December 1917. Aged 24. Son of James and Elizabeth Johnson, of Arlesey, Beds., husband of Margaret Worbey (formerly Johnson), of Walsworth, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in Ramla War Cemetery, Israel. Section X. Grave 8.
JONES Frederick Blondin
Private 201, 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in action 28th June 1915, commemorated at Shell Green Cemetery, Turkey. Born in Arlesey, the son of Frederick and Amelia Jones. He left Arlesey for Ireland at the age of 16, before moving to Scotland and then on to Australia in 1911. Tree feller for Giovernment; also a Gentleman Servant. Emigrated to Australia aged 22. Educated at Arlesey Council School.Buried in SHELL GREEN CEMETERY, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey. Plot II. Row G. Grave 19. Australian Roll of Honour Circular
JORDAN Wilfred Charles
Private, 40320, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 16th August 1917. Aged 19. Born Henlow, enlisted Hitchin. Son of S. A. Prutton, of 21, Asylum Rd., Arlesey. Formerly 45187, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 5.
KING Herbert John
Lance Corporal 29551, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 31. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Annie Jane King, of 1, Davies Row, Arlesey, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5
KITCHENER H
probably Harry Kitchener, Lance Corporal, 20552, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards who was killed in action on Thursday, 14th September 1916. Born Biggleswade, enlisted Camberwell. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D
KITELY Albert
[Spelt KITELEY on SDGW and CWGC] Private 53447, 15/17th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died Monday, 21st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Clifton, enlisted Hitchin, Herts. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXX. H. 9.
LOWE H A
possibly Herbert Angel Lowe, 2/Lt. RAF. Pilot at No.10 Training Depot Station, Harling Road, Norfolk. Died of pneumonia 4th November 1918 at Thorpe Hospital,Norfolk; next of kin were his father, in B.Columbia, Canada, and wife, in Catford, S.London. Buried at East Harling, Norfolk. Grave ref. 226.
MALTBY Alfred Plumtree
Sergeant T.F.290840, 2nd/10th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 5th November 1917 in Egypt. Aged 24. Born and resident Boston, Lincolnshire, enlisted Stamford Brook, Middlesex. Son of Alfred and Hannah Maltby, of 4, Albert Crescent, Lincoln. Employed as a school teacher at Arlesey Siding C.S. Appears in "The National Union of Teachers War Record" published by Hamilton House in 1920 - page 44. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 42.
MARTIN Arthur [Edward John]
Private 3/7625 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th March 1915. Aged 31. Born St Pancras, Middlesex, enlisted Hitchin, resident Tufnell Park, Middlesex. Employed as the Postman in Arlesey prior to enlisting with the Bedfordshire regiment in Hitchin in August 1914. He first enlisted with the Hampshire Regiment at the age of 18 and completed 8 years of service in South Africa, Malta and Bermuda before being discharged from the reserves on 24th February 1913. Son of Mrs. Eliza Bethell, of 6, Raveley St., Kentish Town, London. Buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row O. Grave 8.
MATTHEWS George
Acting Lance Corporal 200267, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 9th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted Arlesey. Son of Thomas and Sarah Matthews, of Arlesey, Beds. Buried in Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, Somme, France. Grave II. E. 7.
MEIER Carlos
Born in Argentina in 1892. He was the son of Francis and Grace Meier, who moved to Arlesey in approx 1895 when Francis was offered a job at the Three Counties Asylum. Carlos ran away to join the army against the wishes of his parents and was later assumed to have been killed in action after his brother Frank had allegedly seen his grave on a battlefield in Ypres. Carlos actually survived the war, albeit with a badly disfigured face that required reconstructive surgery. He saw his brother once after the war and eventually died at the age of 70 on 6th Feb 1962. he worked for Robert Schwarzenbach for over 40 years. His funeral took place at St Marylebone Crematorium on 12th February 1962
MORTON Frank
Rifleman, R/18245, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps who died on Saturday, 13th April 1918. Aged 24. Son of George and Eliza Morton, of Brickyard House, Arlesey, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8
NORTH F
possibly Frank NORTH, Private, 15013, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 5th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33
PAGE William [Thomas]
Leading Stoker 291867, H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Navy. Lost in action in the North Sea 22nd September 1914. Aged 33. Born 7 November 1879 in Gt. Clacton, Essex. Husband of Florence, of The Ford, Langford, Biggleswade. He was employed in Arlesey before being called up for service. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
PHILLIPS Arthur
Lance Corporal 31338, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Brixton, Surrey, enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29
PIKE Ernest
Private 19217, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 19th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, , Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. D. 46.
PIKE George Edward
Lance Corporal 13904, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 4th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Arlesey, enlisted and resident Letchworth, Herts. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XVII. C. II. See also Letchworth
POTKINS William
Private 103046, 2nd/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds Wednesday, 17th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 38. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Charles William and Fanny Potkins, of Arlesey; husband of Florence Potkins, of Albert Rd., Arlesey, Beds. Formerly 9062, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XI. A. 9.
PRESLAND E
probably E PRESLAND, Rifleman, S/15365, 5th Battalion, Rifle Brigade transf. to (427441) 437th Agricultural Coy., Labour Corps who died on Monday, 10th March 1919. Buried in Highgate Cemetery, London. Grave 121. 41087. Screen Wall, Panel 9.
PRICE G F
No further information currently
PRUTTON Percy James
Private 401301, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 26th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. Son of George and Annie Prutton, of Chase Cottages, Arlesey. Buried in Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave I. B. 10.
RAINBOW Horace
Private, 22654, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards who was killed in action on Friday, 15th September 1916. Aged 25. Born Shillington, enlisted Southwark, London S.E. Son of Richard and Emily Rainbow, of Green End, Shillington, Hitchin, Herts; husband of Lily Rainbow, of 117, Sheridan Rd., Manor Park, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D
RAINBOW Joseph
Lance Corporal, 52754, 12th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry who killed in action on Thursday, 20th September 1917. Aged 25. Born Arlesey, enlisted Luton. Son of Samuel and Lydia Rainbow, of Forrester's Terrace, Arlesey, Beds. Formerly 11257, Army cyclist Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 128 to 131 and 162 and 162A
RAINBOW, M.M. W
Private, 42551, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 24th September 1918. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mrs. F. Rainbow, of Asylum Rd., Arlesey, Beds. Formerly 9372, Hertfordshire Regiment. Awarded Military Medal. Buried in Trefcon British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave C.40
RICHARDS Thomas [William]
Private 6684, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th March 1915 at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. Aged 33. Born and resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Richards, of 147, Hitchin Rd., Luton; husband of Emma Richards, of 178, Park St., Luton. Served in the South African Campaign. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
ROBINSON Ralph
Private G/10154, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Friday, 12th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.
ROWE Stanley Hamilton
[spelt ROE on SDGW] Lance Corporal 233557, 1st/2nd Battalion, London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Sunday, 13th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of William and Hannah Rowe, of The Crown, Arlesey. Formerly 3353, 5th battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Auberchicourt British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave III. B. 7.
SALE William
Royal Engineers. Stationed at Hitchin were he was an Officers servant, probably at the Signal Depot Camp. He lodged with the Fossey family in Arlesey. He was discharged on health grounds after serving his country for 2 years. He was ill with consumption for the best part of 18 months before his unexpected death on 5th May 1918. His funeral took place in Langford on 9th May 1915.
SAUNDERSON James
Lance Corporal 20567, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. killed in action Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Arlesey, enlisted Salford, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D
SMITH Harold [Harry]
Private G/14871, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Aged 19. Born Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, enlisted Arlesey. Son of Mrs A H Rook of 24 Newtown, Arlesey, Beds. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 25.
SOLEY [William] Jack
Ex Royal Navy 235859. Born 22 May 1890 in Arlesey. Known as Jack. Prior to enlisting he was a Burner's Boy. Enlisted 22 May 1908 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 8¾ inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, sallow complexion. Invalided out of the Navy on 25th February 1913 with tubercle of the lung. Subsequently employed as an attendant at Three Counties asylum and lived at 30 London Road, Arlesey. Died at home on 16th November 1917 from Phthisis (wasting, general term applied to the progressive enfeeblement and loss of weight that arises from tuberculosis diseases of all kinds, but especially from the disease as it effects the lungs).
STREET Alfred
Private G/18762, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Die d of wounds Friday, 3rd May 1918 at home. Aged 19. Born Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. Son of William and Mary Ann Street, of Church End, Arlesey. Buried in South side of new part of St Peter churchyard, Arlesey.
STREET Herbert William
Lance Corporal 3575, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Saturday, 30th January 1915. Aged 22. Born, resident and enlisted Arlesey. Son of Thomas and Hannah Street, of 7, Albert Row, Arlesey. Buried in South side of new part of St Peter churchyard, Arlesey. At the base of the grave is a commemoration to Stanley STREET below.
STREET Stanley
Private 267145, 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday, 28th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Street, of 7, Albert Rd., Arlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D
TAYLOR George
Private 33826, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 3rd February 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 34. Enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey. Son of George and Sophia Taylor; husband of Nancy Taylor, of 4, Albert Rd., Arlesey. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. D. 30.
THOMPSON Albert
Private G/25956, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Died Thursday, 25th January 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 40. Born Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 11608, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson, of 2, The Green, Stotfold, Baldock, Herts. Buried in old Churchyard. of St Peter's, Arlesey.
THOMPSON George William
Private G/36715, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died at home Tuesday, 5th November 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. J. S. Thompson, of Feymours Terrace, Arlesey. Buried in South side of new part of St Peter churchyard, Arlesey.
TOPHAM Albert
Company Quartermaster Sergeant 200338, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 19th April 1917 in Palestine. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Panel 17.
TOPHAM Frank
Private, 31340, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 18th June 1917. Born Langford, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery,Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. F. 2.
TOPHAM George Samuel

Lance Corporal, 1358, 1st/5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who died of wounds on Sunday, 16th January 1916. Aged 19. Born St Neots, Hunts, enlisted and resident Cranbrook, Kent. Son of William and Mary Topham, of Brickyard Lane, Arlesey. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave I. B. 18.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1, Page 352. TOPHAM, George Samuel. L-Corporal, 1358, 1/5th battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) (T.F) Youngest son of William Topham of Arlesey co. Bedford, Engine Driver, by his wife Mary Ann, dau of William Bowskill of Arlesey. Born St. Neots, co. Huntingdon 2-2-1896, educated Arlesey Arlesey Council School, and was apprenticed to Messrs. Levitt & Sons, Outfitters of Arlesey and then moved to Luton, later going to Cranbrook in Kent.

Volunteered on the outbreak of war and joined the Buffs on or about 6-8-1914.Left for India 29-10-1914, where he remained until Nov 1915, when he was ordered to the Persian Gulf, and died there 17-1-1916, of wounds received in action on the 6th. Unm.

TOPHAM Walter
Private 55274, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 27th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hertford. Son of Frederick and Clara Topham, of 1, Nightingale Terrace, Hitchin Rd., Arlesey. Formerly 31746, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 93 to 94
VINEY W
probably William VINEY, Private, 30314, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 21st March 1918. Born Banstead, Surrey, enlisted Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
WALKER Arthur
Acting Sergeant 60007, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds Tuesday, 19th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Thomas and Lucy Walker, of Arlesey, Beds. Formerly 2866, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XV. E. 3A.
WALKER George Dean
Private 38369, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 6369, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5
WATERTON John Edward Mary Claude Pius Augustine
Second Lieutenant, 3rd/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 29th November 1917. His brother Joseph Charles Edward Mary John Reginald Waterton also fell. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Grave C. II.
WATERTON Joseph Charles Edward Mary John Reginald
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Thursday, 18th February 1915. His brother John Edward Mary Claude Pius Augustine Waterton also fell. Buried in Campton and Shefford Cemetery, Shefford. Grave A. 21.

WEST F
Private, 3/7719, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Friday, 17th March 1916. Aged 37. Husband of Eliza West, of High St., Henlow. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in South side of new part of St Peter churchyard, Arlesey.
YOUNG George
Rifleman 7228, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action Tuesday, 27th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Hitchin, enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.
    1939-1945
ASHMOLE George "Jack" William
Lieutenant, 307890, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment attached 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers who died on Monday, 25th September 1944. Aged 26. Son of William George and Ethel Ashmole; husband of Barbara Ashmole, of Maidstone. Kent. Buried in Valkenswaard War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave I. D. 9. Known by the name "Jack" rather than George. [The name on the memorial was accidentally inscribed with the father's name William George ASHMOLE and should have been the sons name George William. Detail supplied by George's brother E Peter Ashmole, thank you.]
BOSWORTH Thomas William
Private, 5961241, 5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) who died on Wednesday, 22nd November 1944. Aged 22. Son of Thomas and Dorothy Margaret Bosworth, of Arlesley. Buried in Meldola War Cemetery, Italy. Grave I, B, 20.
BRISTOW Cyril George
Lance Bombardier, 1085667, 171 Field Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Friday, 8th January 1943. Aged 30. Son of William Joseph and Mary Bristow; husband of Elizabeth Mary Bristow, of Arlesey. Buried Hurst (St. Nicholas) Churchyard, Berkshire. Grave 391.
COOPER G
definitely not Gordon Thomas COOPER, Private, 5951142, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. who appears on the Stotfold Memorial.
DANIELS Peter
Private, 10631347, Army Catering Corps who died on Saturday, 28th October 1944. Aged 28. Son of Peter and Elsie Daniels; husband of Kathleen Joan Daniels, of Arlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Column 112.
FOX Philip Robert
Sergeant, 575854, Flt. Engr., 78 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Monday, 27th September 1943. Buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 12. D. 9.
GATES A
No further information currently
GENTLE Robert Sydney George
Ordinary Seaman, C/JX409098, H.M.S. Offa, Royal Navy who died on Monday, 8th November 1943. Aged 18. Son of Harry and Daisy E.M.A. Gentle, of Arlesey. Buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney. Plot P. Row 2. Grave 49.
HILL T
No further information currently
HOWARD Eric Leslie
Flight Sergeant, 1582382, 50 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 15th March 1945. Aged 23. Son of Arthur Bernard and Mabel Howard, of Arlesey. Commemoratedon Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey. Panel 271.
HARRISON V
No further information currently
JOHNSON Bertram
Private, 5950387, 10th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt., who died on Wednesday, 16th September 1942. Aged 23. Son of William Samuel and Minnie Johnson, of Arlesey. His brother Albert Henry also died on service. Buried in St Peter Churchyard, Arlesey. Grave 66.
JOHNSON Albert Henry
Lance Corporal, 6023175, 1/6th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey) who died on Monday, 21st August 1944. Aged 32. Son of William Samuel and Minnie Johnson, of Arlesey. His brother Bertram also died on service. Buried in St Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave I. F. 3.
JORDAN Kenneth Frederick Alfred
Leading Cook (S), P/MX 48946, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy who died on Saturday, 24th May 1941. Aged 29. Son of George and Mercy Jordan, of Arlesey. No known grave. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 57, Column 3.
MURRAY John Thomson
Sergeant, 1467008, Air Gnr., 77 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 13th May 1943. Aged 21. Son of John Thomson Murray and Kate Alice Murray, of Arlesey. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 23. C. 2.
McGARRELL P
No further information currently
PAPWORTH Alfred Edward
Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 354865, H.M.S. Orwell, Royal Navy who died on Sunday, 25th April 1943. Aged 19. Son of George and Annie W. Papworth, of Arlesey. Buried in Arlesey St Peter Churchyard. Grave 94.
STANFORD F
possibly Frank Victor STANFORD, Signalman, 2348205, Royal Corps of Signals who died on Wednesday, 23rd May 1945. Aged 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Stanford, of Battersea; husband of Elizabeth F. Stanford, of Battersea. Buried in Wandsworth Cemetery, Streatham, London. Block 12. Grave 734. Screen WallPanel 5.
WALTON, BEM& DFC William George Evans
Flying Officer, 52211, Air Gnr. 138 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Saturday, 9th September 1944. Aged 32. Husband of Ethel Ruth Ina Walton, of Arlesey. Awarded the British Empire Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. Buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot K. Row 7. Grave 161.
WARBURTON John
Marine, PO/X 106356, Royal Marines who died on Sunday, 15th August 1943. Son of John and Margaret Warburton, of Arlesey. Buried in Arlesey St Peter Churchyard. Grave 87.
WARNER Stanley George
Private, 5952668, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. who died on Saturday, 30th December 1939. Buried in Arlesey St Peter Churchyard. Old Part. West of Tower.
In the graveyard but not on the memorial
NOON Frederick William
Bombardier 1128364, 114 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Wednesday 6th September 1944. Aged 42. Son of Frederick and Alice Noon; husband of Alice Florence Noon, of Camden Town, London. Buried in Arlesey St Peter Churchyard. Grave 113.
WAY David Alexander
Captain 28377, 30th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Born 28th March 1903. Died Tuesday 6th October 1942. Aged 38. Son of Alexander and Daisy Way; husband of Sylvia Way (nee Christie), of Horley, Surrey. Buried in Arlesey St Peter Churchyard. Grave 95.

Details of those men from St Peter's Church.

IN MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED SERVING THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR

The majority of names appearing on the village memorial also appear on the St Peter's memorial.

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