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CARDINGTON - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards

The war memorial can be found in the cemetery of St Mary's church which is detached from the actual church about 100 yards down the road on the left heading towards the Bedford bypass from the village. The CWGC graves in the cemetery do not relate to any one on the memorial and appear to be from RAF Cardington.

IN MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT
WAR
1914-1918
1939-1945

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2001

AYRES

A

possibly Albert Ayres, Corporal 60010 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who was killed in action on Thursday, 7th June 1917. Resident and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 40293, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8

AYRES

William

Corporal 30440 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 11th April 1918. Born and resident Cotton End, enslited Bedford. Formerly 16613 Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. P. 73.

BARCOCK

Frederick

Private 25147 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 15th March 1917. Age 29. Born Cotton End, resident and enlisted Bedford. Brother of George Barcock, of 254, Old Harrowden Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

BARTRAM

J

possibly John Bartram, Private 8440 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 18th May 1915. Born and resident Wilstead, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11 or James William Bartram, Private 18184, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 12th May 1917 in France. Age 31. Native of Kempston, Beds. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. B. 17. See also Kempston

BARTRAM

Percy Charles

Private 32212 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 4th September 1918. Age 21. Son of Ann Lydia Bartram, of Cotton End, Bedford. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave Q. V. F. 1. Brother of below.

BARTRAM

Walter Maurice

Private 30565 1st/1st, Bedfordshire Yeomanry who was killed in action on Monday, 27th May 1918. Age 33. Born and resident Cotton End, enlisted Bedford. Son of Ann Lydia Bartram, of Cotton End, nr. Bedford. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave IV. B. 9. Brother of above.

BROWN

J

No further information currently.

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

CHAPMAN

W

possibly William Chapman, Private 17276 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 19th April 1916. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

COLLINS

F

possibly Frederick Collins, Private 17725 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Saturday, 15th July 1916. Commeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

COLLINS

James

Private 19075 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 1st October 1915. Age 24. Born Wilstead, enslited Ampthill, resident Cotton ENd. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. B. 49.

DENNIS

Alfred John

Private 31496 90th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Inf) who was killed in action on Monday, 10th July 1916. Born and resident Cardington, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 23613 Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C

DUBERLEY

Vernon Conrad

Captain 17th Indian Cavalry who died on Sunday, 6th February 1916. Age 30. Son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Arthur Duberly, of Fenlake Barns, Bedford. Commemorated on NAIROBI BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL, Kenya.

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

Volume 2 part 3 page 83, Captain Vernon Conrad DUBERLY, 17th Cavalry, Indian Army, killed in action 6-2-16 in East Africa. Second son of Arthur Grey Duberly, Lt-Col (retired) late Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Fenlake 22-6-1885, educated at Hinnick House , Bedford Grammar school and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Obtained commission in august 1904 in Royal Field Artillery, served in Ireland, South Africa and India. Transferred to 17th Cavalry, Indian Army in 1910. promoted Captain august 1913, ordered to Africa and killed in action 6-2-16 while commanding a patrol to Nagarsene.

General Sir Michael Tighe wrote "The patrol fought desperately and all testify to the splendid behaviour of your son. He was a great loss to the 17th" and his colonel "having commanded the Regiment all the time he was in it, I can only tell you that he had been of great assistance to me at many times while he was doing the work of quartermaster, and i looked on him as one of the most promising officers in the Regiment.

Indeed , as perhaps he told you at the time, i had put him on the selected list for the staff college, which will show you the opinion i had of him and his ability. It is also perhaps a little consolation to feel that his death was one he would have chosen,if he had been asked, giving his life in fighting bravely with only a small party, in order to save the rest of the patrol, giving them the time to withdraw from what would have been annihilation, so that almost the only casualties among the patrol of 50 men were himself, Lieutenant Mowdsley and that little party of nine men, every one of who was killed wounded or taken prisoner. I am sure you could have wished for no finer end for him than this".

FORD

Joseph

Private 96920 2nd Bn., Middlesex Regiment who died on Tuesday, 7th January 1919. Age 19. Born and resident Cardington, enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred and Ann Ford, of Berrington Lane, Cardington. Buried in LEVALLOIS-PERRET COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PARIS, Hauts-de-Seine, France, Plot 34 Row 1 Grave 18.

GALE

E

possibly Ellis Gale, Corporal 65166 128th Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died of wounds on Saturday, 18th November 1916. Age 26. Born Cardington [SDGW], enlisted Oxford, resident Bedford. Husband of E. Gale, of Wilstead. Born at Cotton End [CWGC]. Buried in Wilstead All Saints churchyard, north part. See also Wilstead

GASCOINE

C

No further information currently.

GREEN

Frank

Private 103467 10th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) who was killed in action on Sunday, 21st April 1918. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Green, of Cotton End, Bedford; husband of Winifred Ellen Green, of 16, Sussex Rd., Hove, Brighton. Born Cotton End, enlisted Bedford, resident Hove, Sussex. Formerly 16781 Bedfordshire Regiment. Commeorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54

HILLYARD

Lewis

Gunner 223780 "A" Bty. 122nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on Wednesday, 30th October 1918. Age 32. Born Cardington, enlisted Milton Ernest. Son of Lewis and Elizabeth Hillyard, of New Fenlake; husband of Dora Hillyard, of Milton Ernest. Formerly Private 143, R.A.V.C. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IX. A. 11.

HOLMES

S

No further information currently.

HULL

Stanley Richard

 

Private G/18709 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who was killd in action on Wednesday, 3rd April 1918, with the British Expeditionary Forces. Born Ascot, Berkshire, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 46 and 47

HURST

William John

Private 10483 1st Bn., Hertfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 4th September 1918. Born and resiudent Cardington, enlisted Bedford. Buied in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. A. 15.

LANCASTER

George Sidney

Rifleman 2426 Rifle Brigade who was killed in action on Thursday, 4th February 1915. Age 25. Born cople, resident Cardington Green, enlisted Bedford. Son of Christopher Charles and Sarah Lancaster, of Cardington. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50

LOFT

James

 

Private 3/7802 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 17th May 1915. Born Cardington resident and enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11

MANN

Samuel George

Petty Officer 220196 H.M.S. "Victory.", Royal Navy who died on Wednesday, 20th January 1915. Age 29. Son of George and Emma Mann, of Harrowden, Bedford. Buried in VEURNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Veurne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave 179, west part of cemetery.

MANN

William

Driver 50981 3rd Indian Army Signal Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Sunday, 7th October 1917 in Mesopotamia. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Harrowden. Buried in Wellington Garrison Cemetery. Commemorated on the Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India. Face 6.

MARSHALL (M.M.)

Robert Douglas

Private 57882 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 28th February 1918. Age 23. Son of the Rev. George and Priscilla P. Marshall, of The Manse, Cotton End, Bedford. Born at Tobermore, Belfast, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 1674, Royal Engineers. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium. Grave I. M. 1.

MINNEY

F

possibly Fred Minney, Private 202366 4th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers who died on Thursday, 21st March 1918. Born Hrold, enlisted Bedford. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XII. B. 10.

POTTER

H

No further information currently.

PURSER

Reginald Fred

Private 9238 6th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who was killed in action on Sunday, 24th September 1916. Born and resident Cotton End, enlisted Bedford. Buried in WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. G. 8.

REDMAN

Thomas

Private 61483 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 4th October 1918. Age 20. Born Cotton End, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 114664 Machine Gun Corps. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Redman, of Cotton End, Bedford. Buried in BEAUREVOIR BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave F. 15.

SHREEVES

Russell

Private 45499 55th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps who was killed in action on Sunday, 1st October 1916. Age 24. Born Harrowden, enlisted Bedford. Son of Frederick and Thirza Shreeves, of Harrowden, Bedford. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILE, Somme, France. Grave VIII. E. 9.

Note: Henry Ritchie SHELTON was Sergeant in the 55th Field Ambulance and kept a diary he states that Russell SHREEVES died on Wednesday 27th September 1916, the day after their Division took the Schwaben Redoubt.

THODY

William Alfred

Private 17746, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regimentwho died on Sunday 30th July 1916. Age 27. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth H. Thody, of Cotton End, Beds. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Grave VI. A. 5.

TOWNE

Joseph H

Private 3744 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 16th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Born Manchester, enlisted Bedford, resident New harrowden. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218

WARTON

Horace

Corporal 283 1st (East Anglian) Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died of wounds on Wednesday, 10th March 1915. Age 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. Grave IV. B. 40.

WEBB

Joseph

Private 17443 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 19th April 1916. Age 35. Born Caldecote, enlisted Bedford, resident Cotton End. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. G. 2.

WILMOT

Sidney Wynn

Private G/11990 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who was killed in action on Thursday, 21st March 1918. Age 27. Born Cople, enlisted Bedford, resident Harrowden. Son of Mrs. Jane Wilmot, of Cliftonville, London Rd., Harrowden, Bedford. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15

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ANSELL

K

possibly Keith Ansell, Private 5338329 4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment who died on Tuesday, 21st May 1940. Age 20. Son of William George and Ellen Ansell, of Hambleden, Buckinghamshire. Buried in ST.-LEGER-LEZ-PECQ CHURCHYARD, Estaimpuis, Hainaut, Belgium Grave 11.

LILLEY

Jack

Able Seaman, C/JX 301894, H.M.S. Asphodel, Royal Navy who died on Thursday, 9th March 1944. Age 29. Son of John and Alice Lilley, of Cardington. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 75,3.

SUMMERFIELD

William James

Driver, 2041178, 248 Field Company, Royal Engineers
who died on Wednesday, 18th July 1945. Age 26. Son of Joseph and Bertha Edith Summerfield, of Cardington. Buried in Cardington St Mary church cemtery, Row R. Grave 23.

21 May 2005

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