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BEDFORD BUNYAN MEETING HOUSE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2016

There are separate memorials for World War 1 and World War 2 which are affixed to the walls in the Bunyan Meeting House, Mill Street, bedford. THe World War 1 memorial takes the form of a wooden oak board with a broken, triangular, pediment. The inscription is at the top, centre, and the names listed in three columns across the board. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated 6 June 1920. The World War 2 memorial takes exactly the same form of the World War 1 memorial but smaller, only one column; it contains the names of 11 men who died.
Photograph copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2016

1914 1918 PRO DEO ET PATRIA
BUNYAN MEETING
IN LOVING MEORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS CHURCH WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

ANTHONY Gerald Coldecott
Lance Corporal PS/10689, "C" Company, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 33. Born Bedford, enlisted Hereford. Son of John and Sophia Anthony, of 24, Kimbolton Rd., Bedford; husband of Gladys Dorothy Anthony. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 26.
ASHPOLE Bernard [Frank]
Private 15837, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuseday 18th January 1916 in France. Son of Arthur and Mary Anne Ashpole, of West End, Kempston, Bedford. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 12.

Obituary for Pte B F Ashpole in the Bedfordshire Times and Independent, dated 18-2-16.

Kempston boy gassed.

"We regret to announce the death of Pte. B Ashpole, of the 7th Beds. Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Ashpole, of West End Kempston, which took place in France on January 19th. The Captain of his company, writing to his parents says: "The Germans had exploded a mine that evening about 5pm., and followed this with a heavy bombardment of our line. Your son apparently entered the mouth of a mine shaft to take shelter and encountered a rush of gas which overcame him, and he was unable to get out. Two NCOs in his platoon pluckily entered the shaft in spite of the gas, and with some considerable difficulty succeeded in getting him out, but it was unfortunately too late.His loss will be much felt in the Company, where he was exceedingly popular, and you have our sincere sympathy in the sad circumstances." Sgt H Hassall, also of the 7th. Beds., writes " It was with deep regret I heard of the death of your son. He was a very good lad all through his career in the Army. I always found him to be a willing worker no matter what was required of him, and also as clean a soldier as anyone could wish. Only half an hour before the mine exploded I was talking to him about Bedford, as I come from the town myself; also Kempston in a way is connected with me, as a sister of mine is in the Schools there."

The two NCOs were Lance Corporal A Blanchard and Corporal J Ivory who were both awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for the rescue.

See also Kempston War Memorial

BARBER Frank
Private 3/6951, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Kempston, resident and enlisted Bedford. Killed in action Wednesday 21st April 1915 in France and Flanders. Age 26. Brother of Mr. R. Barber, of 12, Edward Rd., Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

According to the National Roll of the Great War: "BARBER, F., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. He was mobilised in August 1914 and almost immediately drafted to France, where he took part in much heavy fighting at the Battles of Ypres, Loos, Neuve Chapelle and St. Eloi. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action at Hill 60 on April 21st, 1915, and was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 'Whilst we remember, the sacrifice is not in vain." 12, Edward Road, Bedford."

See also Bedford St Leonards

BARBER Percy
Sapper 758, 1st East Anglian Division Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 20 February 1915. Aged 20. Born Wrestlingworth, enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred and Emily M. Barber, of 12, Edward Rd., Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.
BEARD Herbert
No further information currently available
BENSON William [John]
Private 28237, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 3 January 1919. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot I. Row A. Grave 18.
BLAIN Stanley [Amos]
Sapper 522737, 7th Division, Signal Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Wednesday, 3rd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born and resident Elstow, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Elizabeth Blain, of Elstow, Bedford. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, an apprentice bricklayer, son of George and Elizabeth M Blain, born Bedford, resident The Lane, Elstow, Bedford. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1894 in the Bedford Registration District. Embarked for France 22 April 1917. His effects went to Mr G W Blain, of West End, Elstow. Formerly 2361, Royal Engineers (Territorial). Qualified bricklayer aat attestation. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row I. Grave 37. See also Elstow Bunyan Meeting and Elstow
BOWLER Arthur Charles
Lance Corporal 27607, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 17th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Elstow, enlisted South Farnborough, Hants, resident Mansfield, Notts. Son of Christopher Ernest and Emily Bowler, of Bedfordshire. Formerly 8835, Royal Flying Corps. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, son of Christopher Ernest and Emily Bowler, born Elstow, resident 15 Lord Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 28. See also Bunyan Meeting, Elstow and Elstow
BOWLER Ernest [Webb]
Private 13337, 48th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died Saturday, 26th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Elstow and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 23190, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, an ordinary farm labourer, son of John and Mary Ann Bowler, born Elstow, resident Elstow. IN the 1911 census he was aged 24, unmarried, a Timber Merchasnt, born Elstow, resident Elstow. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 192. See also Elstow and Bunyan Meeting, Elstow
BROWN Robert
probably Private G/29525 [CWGC] or G/25925 [SDGW], 23rd Battalion. Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 32. Born Milton [Ernest], Beds, enlisted Bedford, resident Felnersham. Son of Joseph William Brown; husband of Mary Elizabeth Brown, of Church End, Felmersham, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.
BUNYAN Charles
No further information currently available
BUNYAN Herbert
No further information currently available
BUSHBY Stanley
Lance Corporal G/69159 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who was killed in action on Wednesday, 23rd October 1918. Born Cardington, resident and enlisted Bedford. Formerly BO/325006, 6th London Regiment. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3. See also Cardington
CAVES Frank
Corporal 60009, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 2nd December 1916 in France. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Lived in Thornton Street. Formerly 2033, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on BOUSBECQUES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Facing the War Memorial. See also Kempston
CAVES J. Samuel
No further information currently available
CHANDLER W.F.
No further information currently available
CHAPMAN James
Sapper 496929, 151st Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action Wednesday 24th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 41. Born Bedford, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Husband of A. M. Chapman, of IO, Park Rd., Rushden. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERYSomme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 22. See also Rushden Memorial
COOPER William Percy
Sergeant 15704, 'C' Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France. Age 30. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Albert and Ann Cooper, of 2A, Cater St., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

The Bedfordshire Times and Independent on 28th July 1916 contains the following.

We regret to announce the death of Sgt W P Cooper (Will), of the 7th Beds. Regiment, second son of Mr and Mrs A Cooper, of Box End, who was killed in action on July 1st. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved family. Sgt Cooper was a very promising soldier, and joined the colours in September 1914. He was 30 years of age.

See also Kempston

COWPER Alick
Sergeant 499, 1st East Anglian Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action Wednesday 19th March 1915 in France. Age 21. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Astley and Elizabeth Cowper, of 10, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 39. Brother of George and Richard below. See also Kempston
COWPER Richard
Battalion Sergeant Major (WO II) 15526, 122nd Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Saturday 4th August 1917 in France. Age 32. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Astley and Elizabeth Cowper, of 10, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row G. Grave 14. Brother of Alick above and Richard below. See also Kempston
COWPER George
Private 12/70 3rd Battalion, Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. who died on Saturday, 8th May 1915. Age 26. Son of Astley and Elizabeth Cowper, of 10, King St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, Turkey. Plot 14. Row 1. Grave 8. Brother of George and Alick above. See also Kempston
COX Arthur [James]
Private, 33027, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 28th April 1917. Age 31. Son of Mrs. Elsie Cox, of Salph End, Renhold, Bedford. Resident: Renhold, Bedford. Enlisted: Bedford. Theatres: France, Flanders. Formerly 4923 Bedfordshire Regiment. Cemetery: BOYELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference/Panel Number:  I. C. 6.

Bedfordshire Times – 18 May 1917

A letter was received by Mrs. Arthur James Cox on Sunday Stating that her husband Pte. A. J. Cox, had been killed in action, but at the time of writing it was not officially confirmed. The letter states: “I heard this morning of the death of your husband in action during the operation of nearly three weeks ago. Of the details I am as yet unaware, but probably you have been informed. I first met your husband at my billet in the early part of the year, where about 30 likeminded Christian men used to meet with me on Monday evenings. At those meetings and all the services it was possible for him to attend your husband was present. Your husband was a strong, noble man, who has given everything for his country, and I believe for his God.” Much sympathy is felt for Mrs. Cox, who is left with four small children, and for his mother. Mrs. H. Cox, who is a widow, and out of three sons has lost two killed in action in 8 months. Pte. Cox was 31 years of age, and was employed before he enlisted in December, 1914, as gardener to Mr. W. Seys Phillips, of Caldwell Priory.


Walter (left - see below) and Arthur (right) Cox

Thanks to G A COTCHIN for these two items

See also Renhold

DARRINGTON Sydney Samuel
Private 72296, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 18 August 1918. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 121185, Royal Flying Corps. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Darrington, of Bedford; husband of Alice G. Darrington, of 17, Ashburnham Rd., Bedford. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 1B.
DARRINGTON S E
No further information currently available
DENNIS Claude
No further information currently available
DICKINSON Arthur
[Listed asn DICKENSON on SDGW & CWGC] Private 203289, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19 April 1917. Born Bedford, enlistd Kettering, Northamptonshire. See also Kettering War Memorial
EAST Frederick aka Fred
Private 8111 [CWGC] or 6111 [SDGW], 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 17 October 1918. Aged 35. Born Leicester, enlisted Bedford. Adopted son of Sarah Dinton, of East End Cottages, Goldington, Bedford. Native of Goldington. Awarded the Croix de Guerre (France). Buried in VAUX-ANDIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 13.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"EAST, F., Private, 1st Leicestershire Regiment. He was mobilised in August 1914, and quickly proceeded to France, where he took part in the Battles of La Bassée, Loos, the Somme, Ypres, St. Quentin, and was wounded slightly in September 1915. He was awarded the Croix-de-Guerre for conspicuous bravery in the field. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle near Cambrai on October 17th, 1918, and was also entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 'His life for his country, his soul to God.' East End Cottages, Goldington, Beds. Z2056."

See also Goldington

FLETCHER Tom
No further information currently available
FLUTE Stanley [George]
Private 276183 (6393) 4th Reserve Bn., Essex Regiment transf. to (356724) 697th Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps who died at home on Wednesday, 30th October 1918. Age 23. Age 23. Born and resident Stagsden, enlisted Bedford. Only son of Mrs. Louisa Flute, of Bedford Rd., Stagsden. Buried in STAGSDEN (ST. LEONARD) CHURCHYARD, east of Church.

See also Stagsden

FORD Arthur
No further information currently available
GARNER Frederick
Driver 522746 489th Reserve Field Company, Royal Engineers who died on Sunday, 12th August 1917. Age 20. Son of Alfred and Annie Garner, of 32, Beatrice St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY. Plot I. Row 5. Grave 212. See also Bedford Cemetery and Kempston
GASCOIGNE Walter [John]
Private, 3143, 6th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders who died of wounds on Friday, 14th July 1916. Aged 19. Son of John and Lizzie Gascoigne, of South End Farm, Wilden, Bedford. Native of Goldington, Bedford. Enlisted Elgin, Morayshire. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 40.

See also Goldington

GODDARD Edward
No further information currently available
HILLIARD Leonard
No further information currently available
HOWE Fred J.
No further information currently available
HOWE Harold
Private 8485, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 8 July 1915. Aged 27. Born Lidlington, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Howe, of 34, Houghton Rd., Bedford. Buried in separate grave in South-West corner of Churchyard in BERGUETTE CHURCHYARD, Pas de Calais, France.
HOWE Ralph
No further information currently available
JAKES Frank [Ernest]
Private SD/5750, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 9th June 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Born St Mary’s, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. R. Jakes, of 28, Grosvenor St., Bedford, and the late Mr. G. Jakes. In the 1911 census ge was the son of George and Rose Jakes, aged 14, a Greengrocer's Assistant, born Bedford, resident 28 Grosvenor Street, Bedford. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 17. See also Elstow Bunyan Meeting
LILLEY Albert [George]
Lance Corporal 38593, 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds Friday 29th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Wootton, resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Youngest son of Thomas and Ann Maria Lilley, of Bedford Rd., Stagsden. Formerly 28097, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 24. See also Stagsden
NEWNHAM Herbert
Private 204363, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 16th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Goldington, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 203742, Bedfordshire Regiment. Brother of Walter above. Son of Alfred and Ellen Newnham, of 6, Newnham Lane, Goldington Rd., Bedford. Buried in Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave IV. D. 15.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"NEWNHAM, H., Private, 13th East Surrey Regiment. Joining in April 1917, he proceeded to the Western Front in the following July, and was there wounded in action at Passchendaele in the following month. Invalided home, he returneed to France however in January 1918, and was once again wounded on the Somme in March of that year. He fell fighting on the Selle on October 16th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 'The path of duty was the way to glory.' 6, Newnham Lane, Bedford. Z3650/B."

See also Goldington War Memorial

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright © Paul Newman 2007

 

NEWNHAM Walter [James]
Rifleman S/33031, 21st battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died at sea Sunday, 15th April 1917. Age 24. Born Goldington, enlisted and resident Bedford. Formerly 26054, Bedfordshire Regiment. Brother of Herbert (above). Son of Alfred and Ellen Newnham, of 6, Newnham Lane, Goldington Rd., Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Mikra Memorial, Greece.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"NEWNHAM, W.J., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment; and Rifleman, 21st Rifle Brigade. He joined in February 1916, and after his training was retained on important duties at various stations in England until April of the following year, when he was drasfted to Egypt in H.M.T. "Arcadian." He unhappily went down on April 15th, 1917, when the vessel was sunk by a submarine in the Mediterranean with a loss of nearly 300 lives. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 'And doubtless he went in splendid company.' 6, Newnham Lane, Bedford. Z3650/A."

See also Goldington War Memorial

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright © Paul Newman 2007

NIVEN Ernest Ogilvie
Lance Sergeant 33471, "C" Company, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 19th April 1917. Age 27. Born Stoke Newington, Middlesex, enlisted and resident Bedford. Brother of Mr. R. F. Niven, of 10, Cornwall Rd., Bedford. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 5. See also Bedford St Andrews
ODELL Albert
Private 5522, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born St Paul's, Bedford, enlisted London, Middlesex, resident Bedford. Np known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.
PALMER Herbert
No further information currently available
PRICKETT Joseph [Foster]
Private 13566, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 13th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and enlisted Stagsden, enlisted Bedford. Son of Arthur and Sarah Prickett, of Westend, Stagsden. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 13. See also Stagsden
RIDDY Thomas [William]
Lance Corporal 1090, 2/1st East Anglian Division, 486th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died at home Thursday 24th June 1915. Age 33. Resident Biddenham, enlisted Bedford. Son of Jeremiah and Fanny Riddy, of Stagsden, Bedfordshire; husband of M. J. Riddy, of Avenue Cottage, Biddenham, Bedford. Buried in STAGSDEN (ST. LEONARD) CHURCHYARD, north of Church. Also on the Biddenham memorial and Stagsden
ROBINSON Frederick
No further information currently available
SAWYER Ernest
No further information currently available
SHREEVES Maurice [M]
Private 4905, 5th battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218. See also Kempston
SHREEVES Harry Thomas aka Tom
Serjeant 2972 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment who died of wounds on Tuesday, 25th July 1916. Age 21. Son of George King Shreeves and Fanny Shreeves, of 34, Beatrice St., Kempston, Beds. Enlisted Ashby-De-la-Zouch, Leics, resident Shelbrook, Leics. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 10. See also Kempston
SHREEVES Cecil
No further information currently available
SPAVINS Arthur [Joseph]
Private 52962, 7th Battalion Royal Fusilierts (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday, 21st August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Goldington, enlisted Bedford. Formerly PS/11104, 28th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

See also Goldington War Memorial and Frederick Charles Fuller and Son Brewery

STEVENS Vivian [Ernest]
Private 12143, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borders. Killed in action Wednesday 23rd August 1916 in France. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 27893, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in PEAKE WOOD CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 10. See also Kempston
STOCK William [J]
Acting Corporal 17229, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 26th August 1916 in France. Born Bedford, enlisted Manchester, resident Kempston. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 38. See also Kempston
SUMMERFIELD Ernest [Charles]
Private 9291, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 May 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11. See also Bedford St Leonards

TRIBE, M.M.

George Holt

Private 43694, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Adversane, Sussex, enlisted Bedford. Son of Richard and Mary Tribe, of Nether Toat, Slinfold, Horsham, Sussex. Formerly 24394, Nothamptonshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 22. See also Bedford St Marys
WALLER
Edward George
Private 18770, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 11th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford, resident Goldington. Buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row G. Grave 20. See also Goldington War Memorial
WALLER Harry
Private 36608, 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Kiled in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Goldington. Formerly 8456, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Harry and Emma Waller, of Alexandra Rd., Goldington, Bedford; husband of Martha Jervis (formerly Waller), of 9, Beresford St., Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.

See also Goldington War Memorial

WAREING Eric [Neal]
[Spelt WARING on SDGW] Private G/28034, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 10 April 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Dunstable. Son of Lois Wareing, of 48, Victoria St., Dunstable, Beds., and the late Charles Edward Wareing. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
WAREING Reginald [Frederick]
Private 33146, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 6556, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
WARTON Horace
Corporal 283 1st (East Anglian) Field Company, Royal Engineers who died of wounds on Wednesday, 10th March 1915. Aged 23. Husband of Maud C. Warton, of 15, Duncombe St., Kempston. Born Cardington enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 40. See also Cardington
WELLS James W
No further information currently available
WHITE, MM Thomas
Private G/60109, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds Thursday 15th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Resident Stagsden, enlisted Bedford. Grandson of the late Mrs. Mary White, of Spring Lane, Stagsden. Formerly 40394, Bedfordshire Regiment. Awarded Military Medal (MM). No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Stagsden
WORRALL Joseph
[Listed under several spellings WARDELL or WORRALL or WARRAL] Gunner 11441, 121st Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Tuseday 14th August 1917 in France. Age 33. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph and Ellen Worrall, of 38, Bunyan Rd., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 9. See also Kempston
WRIGHT Charles
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PRO DEO ET PATRIA
1939 1945
BUNYAN MEETING
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS CHURCH WHO
FELL IN THE WORLD WAR
FOR THOSE THROUGH WHOSE SACRIFICE
WE LIVE - THANKS BE TO THEE O LORD
DURSTON Kenneth George
Sergant 9Air Gunner) 1882568, 576 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 March 1945. Aged 21. Son of Stanley James Durston and Grace Evelyn Durston, of Bedford. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany. Plot 6. Row J. Grave 9.
GOOCH Michael John Covington
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 132302, 14 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 December 1945. Buried in KIEL WAR CEMETERY, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Plot 6. Row E. Grave 16.
HARLOW V
No further information currently available
KARMY John [Joseph]
Corporal 5950118, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Lost as sea 21 September 1944 as a Japanese Prisoner of War. Aged 23. Son of S. S. and Rosa Karmy, of Milton, Southsea, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 61.

The ship carrying prisoners, Hofuku Maru, sailing with Convoy MATA-27 for Takao in Formosa was attacked and sunk by planes from an American aircraft carrier about 80 miles north of Corregidor. The prisoners were below decks and were not seen.

LAIN Charles Simmons
Flight Lieutenant 62199, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 June 1944. Aged 38. Son of Albert John and Annie Edith Lain; husband of Bessie Marion Lain. of Hove. Sussex. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India, Plot 10. Row AA. Grave 9.
OWEN R J
No further information currently available
PROTHERO David Austin
Surgeon Lieutenant, H.M.S. Furious, Royal Navy. Died 1 July 1941. Aged 29. Son of the Rev. David Prothero and Sarah Prothero, of Bedford. M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., D.A. Buried in GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY, Gibraltar. Plot 2. Row H. Grave 8.
SMITH Eric Vearonelly
Lance Corporal 2069056, 248 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22 May 1940. Aged 23. Son of Alice Smith, and stepson of Ernest Schiever, of Queens Park, Bedford. Buried in CROIX-ROUGE MILITARY CEMETERY, QUAEDYPRE, Nord, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 17.
TROTTER Alexander Murray
Leading Aircraftman 948784, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 June 1945. Aged 28. Son of Hugh Alexander and Grace Trotter, of Bedford. Buried in JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 3.
WELLS P
No further information currently available
WILES Edward Claude
Private 5950044, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 3 July 1943 as a Japanese Prisoner of War. Aged 23. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot ^. Row B. Grave 7.

 

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