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CHALGRAVE ALL SAINTS CHURHC WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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The memorial stands in the grounds of All Saints Church, Chalgrave, and takes the form of stone tablet mounted on a concrete base. There are seven names listed for World War 1. The original memorial broke in half and the cost of repair was prohibitve; a new memorial was erected in it's place, some time after 2003. See also the Chalgrave Memorial at Tebworth that contains the same names.

IN
MEMORY
OF

BIRD
Albert
Private 15557, 9th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, (Prince of Wales's Own). Killed in action at Gallipoli Sunday 22nd August 1915. Aged 36. Born Wingfield, hockliffe, Beds, enlisted York. Son of the late Daniel and Sarah Bird, of Wingfield, Hockliffe, Beds. Commemorated: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 47 to 51
COLES
Penrose Frank
Rifleman 374742, 8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Killed in action Saturday 23rd March 1918. Aged 19. Born Chalgrave, enlisted Luton, resident Dunstable. Son of Flora Jane Coles, of Chalgrave, Toddington, Dunstable, Beds. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 87
EMERTON
Albert Oliver
Private 41823, 16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917. Aged 21. Born Chalgrave, enlisted Luton, resident Tebworth. Son of Levi Emerton, of Tebworth, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Formerly 144506, Royal Field Artillery. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7
FENSOME
Leonard
Private 51656, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 16th April 1918. Born Dunstable, enlisted Luton, resident Tebworth. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A
FOSTER
James Wesley
[Listed as Francis Wesley on SDGW] Rifleman 41765, 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action Thursday 16th August 1917. Aged 19. Born Wingfield, enlisted Ampthill, resident Hockliffe. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Foster, of Wingfield, Hockliffe, Beds. Formerly 29503, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 138 to 140 and 162 to 162A and 163A
KINGHAM
Arthur John
Private 15292, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28th September 1916. Born and resident Wingfield, enlisted Toddington. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
RICKETT
Albert
Private 268759, 12th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds Sunday 25th November 1917. Aged 23.Born New Barn, Beds, enlisted Bedford, resident Chalgrave. Son of George and Mary Rickett, of "New Barn," Chalgrave, Toddington, Beds. Formerly 2405, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Buried: TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 13.

OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

SONS OF THIS PLACE LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID
THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD
THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP
A RICHER HARVEST ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP

BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL
GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE. REV. II V 16.

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Last updated 18 June, 2014

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