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ARLESEY - Roll of Honour

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


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.

ALBON[E] F J
Private, 18463, Bedfordshire Regiment transferred to (154692) 656th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps who died on Tuesday, 12th November 1918. Age 23. Husband of Edith Miriam Albone, of 3, Primrose Lane, Arlesey. Buried in South side of new part of St Peter churchyard, Arlesey.
ALBON[E] William
Private 27805, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 1st March 1919 at home. Age 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. 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. Age 23. Enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey. Son of David Albone; husband of Lily Albone, of 55, Park Side, Woodford Green, Essex. Formerly 40399, Bedfordshire Regiment. 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 Bn., Royal Dublin Fusiliers who died on Friday, 18th May 1917. Age 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. 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. Age 20. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Ellis Charles and Hannah Bates, of Mid Village, Arlesley. Formerly 6339, Essex Regiment. 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. Age 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. Grave XVIII. A. 7.
BOSKILL John
No further information currently
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. 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.
BROWN Owen Albert
Lance Corporal 16750, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 5th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 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. 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. Age 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. Age 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. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
CRAWLEY W
No further information currently
CRAWLEY W T
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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. Age 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. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Stotfold.
DEVEREUX F
Serjeant, 9360, 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Sunday, 5th March 1916. 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. Age 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
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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. 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 F
probably Private, 7770, Ernest William FUTTER, 2nd Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died/Killed in action 6th September 1914, aged 29. Husband of Mrs. E. Hampshire (formerly Futter), 12, Council Cottages, House Lane, Arlesey, Beds. He lies buried in Hautrage Military Cemetery, Saint-Ghislain, Grave II.E.18.
GIBB W
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GOODWIN John William
Private 269127, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 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. Age 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. Age 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 F
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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. 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. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.
JACKSON A
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JEFF[E]RIES 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. Age 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 Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment, who died on Thursday, 27th December 1917. Age 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. Grave X. 8.
JONES F B
Either F B JONES, Private, 59915, 5th Bn., Machine Gun Corps (Inf) who died on Wednesday, 23rd October 1918. Buried in Caudry British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave IV. G. 21. or Frederick Benjamin JONES, Rifleman, S/18567, 2nd Bn., Rifle Brigade who died on Friday, 16th August 1918. Age 38. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Jones, of London. Buried in La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St Vaast, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. A. 10.
JORDAN Wilfred Charles
Private, 40320, 2nd Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died of wounds on Thursday, 16th August 1917. Age 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. Grave IV. A. 5.
KING Herbert John
Lance Corporal 29551, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Annie Jane King, of 1, Davies Row, Arlesey, Beds. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5
KITCHENER H
probably Harry Kitchener, Lance Corporal, 20552, 3rd Bn., Grenadier Guards who was killed in action on Thursday, 14th September 1916. Born Biggleswade, enlisted Camberwell. 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. Age 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. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 42.
MARTIN A
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MATTHEWS George
Acting Lance Corporal 200267, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 9th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 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 C
probably Christian MEIER, Lance Corporal, 5699, 4th Bn., Middlesex Regiment who died on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Age 25. Son of Mrs. D. Nash, of 9, Rupert Rd., Upper Holloway, London. Born in London. Buried in oint-Du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. H. 2.
MORTON Frank
Rifleman, R/18245, 16th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps who died on Saturday, 13th April 1918. Age 24. Son of George and Eliza Morton, of Brickyard House, Arlesey, Beds. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8
NORTH F
possibly Frank NORTH, Private, 15013, 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 5th May 1915. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33
PAGE W
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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. 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. Age 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 Bn., 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
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PRUTTON Percy James
Private 401301, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 26th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 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 Bn., Grenadier Guards who was killed in action on Friday, 15th September 1916. Age 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. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D
RAINBOW Joseph
Lance Corporal, 52754, 12th Bn., Durham Light Infantry who killed in action on Thursday, 20th September 1917. Age 25. Born Arlesey, enlisted Luton. Son of Samuel and Lydia Rainbow, of Forrester's Terrace, Arlesey, Beds. Formerly 11257, Army cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 128 to 131 and 162 and 162A
RAINBOW, M.M. W
Private, 42551, 11th Bn., 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 T
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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. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.
ROWE Stanley Hamilton
[spelt ROE on SDGW] Lance Corporal 233557, 1st/2nd Bn., London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Sunday, 13th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 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 W
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SAUNDERSON James
Lance Corporal 20567, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. killed in action Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Arlesey, enlisted Salford, Lancashire. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D
SMITH H
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SOLEY J
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STREET Alfred
Private G/18762, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Die d of wounds Friday, 3rd May 1918 at home. Age 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. Age 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. Age 26. Enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Street, of 7, Albert Rd., Arlesey. 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. Age 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. Age 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. Age 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. 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. Age 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. Age 23. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hertford. Son of Frederick and Clara Topham, of 1, Nightingale Terrace, Hitchin Rd., Arlesey. Formerly 31746, Bedfordshire Regiment. 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. 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. Age 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. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5
WATERTON John Edward Mary Claude Pius Augustine
Second Lieutenant, 3rd/5th Bn., 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 Bn., 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 Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Friday, 17th March 1916. Age 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. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.
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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. Age 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 Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) who died on Wednesday, 22nd November 1944. Age 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. Age 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. Age 28. Son of Peter and Elsie Daniels; husband of Kathleen Joan Daniels, of Arlesey. 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
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GENTLE Robert Sydney George
Ordinary Seaman, C/JX409098, H.M.S. Offa, Royal Navy who died on Monday, 8th November 1943. Age 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
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HOWARD Eric Leslie
Flight Sergeant, 1582382, 50 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 15th March 1945. Age 23. Son of Arthur Bernard and Mabel Howard, of Arlesey. Commemoratedon Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey. Panel 271.
HARRISON V
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JOHNSON Bertram
Private, 5950387, 10th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt., who died on Wednesday, 16th September 1942. Age 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 Bn., The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey) who died on Monday, 21st August 1944. Age 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. Age 29. Son of George and Mercy Jordan, of Arlesey. 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. Age 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
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PAPWORTH Alfred Edward
Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 354865, H.M.S. Orwell, Royal Navy who died on Sunday, 25th April 1943. Age 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. Age 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. Age 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 Bn., 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
DEVEREUX F
Sergeant 9360, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on Sunday 5th March 1916. Buried in Arlesey St Peter Churchyard. South side of new part.
JOHNSON Bertram
Private 5950387, 10th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Wednesday 16th September 1942. Age 23. Son of William Samuel and Minnie Johnson, of Arlesey. His brother Albert Henry also died on service. Buried in Arlesey St Peter Churchyard. Grave 66.
NOON Frederick William
Bombardier 1128364, 114 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Wednesday 6th September 1944. Age 42. Son of Frederick and Alice Noon; husband of Alice Florence Noon, of Camden Town, London. Buried in Arlesey St Peter Churchyard. Grave 113.
PAPWORTH Alfred Edward
Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 354865, H.M.S. "Orwell", Royal Navy. Died Sunday 25th April 1943. Age 19. Son of George and Annie W. Papworth, of Arlesey. Buried in Arlesey St Peter Churchyard. Grave 94.
WARBURTON John
Marine PO/X 106356, Royal Marines. Died Sunday 15th August 1943. Son of John and Margaret Warburton, of Arlesey. Buried in Arlesey St Peter Churchyard. Grave 87.
WAY David Alexander
Captain 28377, 30th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Born 28th March 1903. Died Tuesday 6th October 1942. Age 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.

4 November 2004

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