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BATTLESDEN WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Lynda Smith


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BATTLESDEN CHURCH OF ST PETER & ALL SAINTS

The brass war memorial is inside the Church. Exactly the same as Potsgrove memorial.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
 THEIR LIVES FOR GOD, KING & COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR  1914 – 1919

ASHBY

John

No further information available at present

CLARKE

John William

Pte. 18205.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Thursday 12 October 1916.  Age 22.  Born & lived Battlesden.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of John William Clarke of 41 Dartmoor Street, Notting Hill Gate, London.  Commemorated:  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref.  Pier & Face 2C.

CLARKE

Joseph

Cpl. 22879.  4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Friday 20 April 1917.  Age 34.  Born Polgrave (sic) Beds. Lived Welwyn, Herts.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Thomas & Alice Clarke of Sheep Lane, Woburn; husband of Minnie Clarke of School House, Leighton Street, Woburn, Beds.  Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. Bay 5.

FREEMAN

John

Private L/7552, 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. Died on Saturday 27th March 1915. Age 30. Son of William and Frances Elizabeth Freeman, of Checkley Wood Farm, Hockliffe, Beds. Buried in CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, County Kildare, Ireland, Republic of Ireland. Grave 1210. The farm at Hockliffe is almost equidistant from both the Heath & Reach and Battlesden memorials. See also Heath & Reach.

LANSBURY

David

Pte. 35648. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment.  Died Tuesday 8 July 1919.  Buried:  Potsgrove St. Mary Churchyard, Beds.

ROLLS

Frederick John

(Frederick Joseph on CWGC & CD).  A/L/Cpl 22937.  1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Tuesday 8 October 1918.  Age 22.  Born Bedford.  Lived Woburn.  Enlisted Ampthill.  Son of Thomas & Sarah Jane Rolls of Sandhouse, Woburn, Beds.  Buried:  Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.  Ref. III.C.6.

TUCKER

Arthur

Pte. 60145.  8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).  Formerly 23266 Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Saturday 24 November 1917.  Age 24.  Born Battlesden.  Lived Woburn.  Enlisted Ampthill.  Son of James & Salome Ticker of Battlesden, Woburn; husband of Sarah Louise Tucker of Battlesden Lodge, Woburn.  Commemorated:  Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France.  Panel 3 & 4.

WOOLHEAD

George

Pte. 19651.  1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment.  Formerly 8365 Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Monday 2 April 1917.  Born Rigg, Herts.  Lived Woburn.  Enlisted Bedford.  Husband of S.M. Woolhead, of 4 Bathlesden (sic), Woburn, Bletchley, Bucks.  Buried:  Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, France.

R.I.P.

“SO HE PASSED OVER AND ALL THE TRUMPETS
SOUNDED FOR HIM ON THE OTHER SIDE”

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