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CLIFTON VILLAGE - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Carol Gill 2001

The war memorial is in the centre of the village in the form of shelter.

Photographs Copyright © Carol Gill 2003

Within a wreath top centre:-
"To our Fallen Comrades who died for others
from the ex-servicemen"

In Honoured Memory of the Men of this Parish who Fell in the Great Wars

1914-1918

ARMOUR

Frank

Company Sergeant Major, 27907, 17th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action Sunday, 29th August 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 42. Born Shefford, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph Cooper Armour and Emma Armour, of Clifton; husband of Hannah Armour, of Shefford Rd., Clifton. Buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave I. C. 37.

ARNOLD

F

probably Fred Arnold, Private 328329, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 8th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Whitwell, Herts, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated in London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse, Pas de Calais, France. Wancourt Road Cem. No.2 Mem. , Panel 2.

ARNOLD

W

probably William James Arnold, Private 43985, 170th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Sunday, 3rd June 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born Hinxworth, Herts, enlisted Carlisle, resident Hitchin, Herts. Husband of Hilda Arnold, of 85, Common View, Letchworth, Herts. Formerly 7247, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. A. 12.

BALDOCK

Arthur

Sergeant 9602, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 31st October 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Welwyn, Herts, enlisted Bedford, resident Clifton. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

BLAND

Charles

Private 41550, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 18th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Biggleswade, enlisted Bedford, resident Clifton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bland, of 15, Council Cottages, Broad St., Clifton. Buried in Ronssoy Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave B. 18.

BLAND

Herbert Charles

Private 18805, "C" Coy., 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday, 3rd November 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born Clifton, enlisted Bedford, resident Langford. Son of William and Sarah Bland, of Clifton, Beds; husband of Margaret Bland, of Stockbridge, Henlow. Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. G. 91.

BURNAGE

William John

Lance Corporal, 25572, 19th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action Sunday, 30th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Clifton, resident Biggleswade, enlisted Knowsley, Prescot, Lancs. Buried in Guillemont Road cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France. Grave IV. K. 2.

COOPER

John

Driver 158184, 93rd Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home 6th January 1918. Aged 39. Born West Ham, East London, although other records show he was born in Clifton in 1879, enlisted Barking, Essex. Son of George and Ellen Cooper, of Clifton; husband of Florence Cooper, of 50, Sandhurst Rd., Bedford. Buried north of the Chapel in Clifton Baptist Chapelyard, Clifton, Bedfordshire.

COOPER

William

Corporal 3/7846, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 4th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Clifton, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

COPPERWAITE

W

possibly W COPPERWHAITE, Private, 43288, 17th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on Sunday, 22nd April 1917. Buried in Heninel Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave B. 26.

DILLEY

Daniel

Private 9288, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 14th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Clifton, enlisted Northampton. Son of Fred and Ann E. Dilley, of Clifton. Commeorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30

DILLEY

George

Corporal 22019, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Clifton, enlisted Bedford, resident Biggleswade. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

DODD

William Edward

Private 8076, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.). Killed in action Sunday, 8th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Hampstead, enlisted Stratford, resident Biggleswade. Son of Edwin and Mary Ann Dodd. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20

EARL

Frank

Lance Corporal 22562, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. killed in action Wednesday, 7th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24.Born and resident Clifton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Daniel and Hannah Earl, of Bath Place, Clifton. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Grave VII. F. 2.

GOSS

Joseph

Private 153309, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Thursday, 17th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Clifton, resident Biggleswade, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 36617, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in Quietiste Military Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France. Grave A. 7.

GRAY

E

No further information currently.

KITELY

E

probably Albert Kiteley, Private 53447, 15/17th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died Monday, 21st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Clifton, enlisted Hitchin, Herts. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXX. H. 9.

LEGATE

Albert Ellis

Private 31869, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action Saturday, 8th September 1917. Age 30. Born Clifton, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Ephraim and Sarah Ann Legate, of New Rd., Clifton. Formerly 26790, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commeorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2-3

LEGATE

George

Private 20284, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Clifton, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Ephriam and S. A. Legate, of New Rd., Clifton. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

MEEKS

Frederick William

Private 28441, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 22nd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born and resident Clifton, enlisted Ampthill. Son of William Henry and Minnie Meeks, of Clifton; husband of Edith Hannah Meeks, of New Rd., Clifton. Buried in Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, France. Grave III. . 10.

PATEMAN

Frank

Private 12136, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borders. Killed in action Thursday, 15th February 1917 in Mesopotamia. Age 25. Born Clifton, enlisted Ampthill. Son of William Pateman, of 2, Kent Cottages, Clifton. Formerly 26776, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 16 and 62

SHARP

Arthur

Private 201203, 1st/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 27th March 1917 in Palestine. Born London, enlisted Northampton, resident Clifton. Husband of Mrs. Sharp, of 7, Pleasant Place, Nottingham. Formerly 22365, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Grave XXII. E. 2.

SLATER

Wilfred John

Private G/24039, "D" Coy., 7th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 12th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born and resident Clifton, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Mary Ann and the late Joseph Slater. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.

STEVENS

William John

Sergeant 3787, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Clifton, enlisted London.

TAYLOR

Albert Alexander

Private 851, 1st/1st, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action Saturday, 12th February 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Clifton, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Francis Albert and Eleanor Annie Taylor, of Clifton; husband of Winifred Taylor, of Bakery, Clifton. Buried in British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. M. 9.

WALKER

William Henry

Private 27399, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 16th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born and resident Clifton, enlisted West Hartlepool. Son of Mr. T. Walker, of Clifton; husband of Jean Walker, of "Rowanburn," Canonbie, Dumfriesshire. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXVII. E.E. 14.

WATTS

Bertie Edward

Rifleman S/3850, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action Friday, 30th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Clifton, enlisted London. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 10 and 11.

WEST

Percy

Private 12147, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borders. Killed in action Thursday, 1st February 1917 in Mesopotamia. Age 19. Born Clifton, enlisted Biggleswade. Formerly 27352, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Alfred J. and Hannah West, of New Rd., Clifton. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave XVI. B. 11.

WOODING

R

possibly Richard Wooding, Private 20147, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Bedford. Also on Houghton Conquest Memorial.

WRIGHT

Francis Arthur

Driver No. 2514 of the 3rd/5th (London) Bde, Royal Field Artillery, and died Saturday, 8th July 1916.  He is also remembered on a memorial stone on the family plot in the All Saints Churchyard in Clifton, along with both parents and two un-named siblings who died in infancy. He was the eleventh child and sixth son of William Frederick Wright and Annie Carter who had thirteen children surviving into adulthood.   Baptised at All Saints Church in Clifton on 21 May 1882.  He never married. Commemorated in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery in the Parish of St Giles, Camberwell. Screen Wall Panels 1 to 6

1939-1945

COCKCROFT

Robert Vernon

Aircraftman 1st Class, 1216583, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Wednesday, 11th March 1942. Age 22. Son of Flt. Sgt. R. Cockcroft and F]orence E. Cockcroft, of Clifton. Buried in Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park, British Columbia, Canada.

COCKCROFT

R

No further information currently.

DUNBABIN

James

Private, 5956262, 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on Tuesday, 12th September 1944. Age 29.Commemorated on Singapore memorial, Singapore. Column 63.

GOSBY

Stanley Arthur

Private, 7265046, 3 General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Wednesday, 22nd May 1940. Age 19. Son of Samuel George and Jessie Gosby, of Clifton. Buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave C. 66.

NAPIER

G

No further information currently.

NAPIER

Stanley

Sergeant, 626781, 209 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Sunday, 14th December 1941. Age 21. Son of Matthew and Hannah Napier, of Clifton. Commemorated on Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey. Panel 49.

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S

No further information currently.

RAINBOW

Edwin George

Lance Corporal, 14558379, Royal Army Ordnance Corps who died on Saturday, 4th March 1944. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Rainbow, of Shefford. Buried in the New Churchyard, All Saints, Clifton. Grave Grave 81C.

4 November 2004

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