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Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith

There is a memorial on the gate posts at the entrance to the Recreation Ground and also one in the church.
The names on both memorials are exactly the same.

RECREATION GROUND

THIS RECREATION GROUND
WAS PROVIDED AS A
MEMORIAL TO THE MEN
OF THE PARISH WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914/1919
THE GROUND ITSELF
WAS GIVEN BY
SIR ALGERNON OSBORN BART.
AND THE OTHER CHARGES
MET BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
OF THE INHABITANTS OF
CAMPTON AND CHICKSANDS.
OPENED BY
LADY OSBORN
JULY 20TH 1920

FOR GOD
KING AND COUNTRY

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939-1945

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2001

CHURCH MEMORIAL

IN HONOURED
AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF CAMPTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
DURING THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

"DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY"

GIVE GLORY TO GOD FOR

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR GOD,
KING AND COUNTRY IN THE CAUSE
OF FREEDOM DURING THE WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
"THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD.
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

MEMORIAL IN THE CHURCH IN MEMORIAM
ARTHUR SYDNEY PONSONBY McGHEE DSO
RECTOR OF THIS PARISH
1933 - 1953
R.I.P.


1914– 1919

DEVEREUX

Albert Edward

Pte. 612102.  19th (Co. of London) Battalion (St. Pancras.)  Died of wounds Thursday 24 October 1918.  Lived Camden Road, London.  Enlisted Whitehall.  Son of Mr. J. Devereux of 12 (?) Campton, Shefford.  Commemorated:  St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine Maritime, France.  Ref. SII.DD1

DEVEREUX

Arthur W

Probably William Arthur Leonard Devereux. Pte. 20910. 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born and lived Campton. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

DEVEREUX

Ernest

Cpl. 17459 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 16 March 1916.  Born and lived Campton.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Menin Road south Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. I.L.7

GODFREY

Joseph S

Possibly Joseph Godfrey.  Pte 72103. 2/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment).  Killed in action Wednesday 26 September 1917.  Born and lived Shefford.  Enlisted Biggleswade.  Commemorated:  Tyne Cot Memorial,  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. Panel 99 to 102 & 162 to 162A.

HARRIS

Frederick George

Pte. 25127.   ‘D’ Coy 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Monday 13 November 1916.  Age 19.  Born and lived Campton.  Enlisted Ampthill.  Son of Mrs. Ann Harris of Church Cottages, Campton.  Commemorated:  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

HEATHFIELD

James Henry

Pte. 20907.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Sunday 30 July 1916.  Born and lived Campton.  Enlisted Bedford.   Commemorated:  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

LINCOLN

Horace John

Gunner 65170.  ‘D’ Bty. 51st Bde. Royal Field Artillery.  Died of wounds Monday 17 June 1918.  Age 24.  Born Campton.   Enlisted  Bedford.  Son of the late Mrs. Janet Lincoln of Campton.  Commemorated:  Ebblinghem  Military Cemetery, Nord, France.  Ref. II.E.2

NEWMAN

Harry

Lance Corporal 307054 1st/8th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action Monday 28th May 1917 Age 29. Son of Alfred and Emily Newman of Greenway Campton, enlisted at Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Buried at Loos British cemetery XIX. G. 1


Campton news in 'The Bedfordshire Times' for 8th June 1917

ODELL

George

Pte 19806.  10th Battalion Hampshire Regiment. (formerly 29393 Bedfordshire Regiment).  Killed in action Wednesday 12 January 1916.  Age 33.  (Shown as 31st January on Soldiers died CD)  son of George & Sarah Odell of Campton Turn. Shefford.  Commemorated:  Sofia War Cemetery, Bulgaria.  Ref. I.F.5

WHITTEMORE

Charles W.

Pte.  19833.  4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Tuesday 27 August 1918.  Age 23.  Lived Campton.  Enlisted Haslemere, Surrey.  Son of Arthur & Annie Whittemore of 21 Rectory Road, Campton.  Commemorated:  A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France.  Ref. XI.G.2.

WHITTEMORE, MM & BAR

Frederick Arthur

Pte G/14877.  7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.  Killed in action Monday 26 august 1918.  Age 21. Son of Arthur & Annie Whittemore of 21 Rectory Road, Campton.  Commemorated:  Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France.  Ref. 213.

1939 – 1945

BURNAGE

Alfred Maurice

Pte. 5961248.  1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment (North Lancs.).  Died Friday 18 February 1944.  Age 21.  Son of Arthur & Susan Burnage of Campton, Beds.  Commemorated:  Anzio War Cemetery, Italy.  Ref. IV.W.11

GODFREY

Cyril

Pte. 5780286.  6th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment.  Died Wednesday 7 July 1943.  Age 28.  Son of Harriet Arnold of Campton, Beds.  Commemorated:  Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.  Ref.  4.H.5.

OSBORN

Peter Stanley Howard

Captain 138758.  12th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London  Regiment).  Died Friday 4th February 1944.  Age 32.  Son of Maj. Sir Algernon Kerr Butler Osborn, J.P. 7th Bt. & Lady Osborn of Sheringham, Norfolk.  Commemorated:    Anzio War Cemetery, Italy.  Ref. I.U.10

SCOTNEY

Cecil

Probably: Cecil Claude Daniels Scotney. Sergeant 531018. 149 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died Tuesday 18 May 1943. Age 25. Son of Percy Thomas Scotney and Mary Scotney; husband of Sarah Jane Scotney of Kempston, Beds. Commemorated: Runneymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 164.

TAYLOR

Ronald

No further information available at present.

9 February 2005

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