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CLOPHILL - War Memorial

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Lynda Smith

This memorial stands just inside the churchyard of the “new” church of St Mary in Clophill.

THIS MEMORIAL
WAS ERECTED BY THE
PARISHIONERS OF CLOPHILL
IN DEEPEST GRATITUDE
TO THE BRAVE MEN WHO
HAVE FALLEN, AND WITH
SINCERE SYMPATHY FOR
THOSE WHO ARE LEFT
TO MOURN THEIR LOSS

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF

 
1914-1918

BONE, John

Pte. 6487. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9 November 1914. Age 35. Born Lower Caldicote. Resided and enlisted Biggleswade. Son of James & Emma Bone of Victoria Road, Shefford. Native of Northill, Beds. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XLIV.B.2

DIGGINS, Ernest George

Pte. 23332. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23 August 1918. Age 27. Born Clophill. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Mr. Mrs. C. Diggins, of Hall End, Maulden, Ampthill, Beds. Commemorated: Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France. Ref. IV.F.29

DIGGINS, Henry Thomas

Pte. 23246. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 13 November 1916. Age 19. Born Clophill. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Charles & Mary Ann Diggins of Hall End, Maulden. Ampthill, Beds. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme. Pier & Face 2C.

DOGGETT, J

Pte 28771. 18th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys. Regiment). Died 7 March 1916. Born Clophill. Enlisted Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Resided Langley, Derbyshire. Commemorated: Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey. Ref. Q177215.

EDDY, Ernest

Pte. 4546. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Friday 24 December 1915. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Frank Eddy of Back Street, Clophill, Ampthill, Beds. Commemorated: Portianos Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece. Ref. II.B.364

EDDY, Percy

Pte. 8083. 2nd (City of London) Battalion Royal Fusiliers. (Formerly 4862 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment). Died of wounds Saturday 30 September 1916. Age 19. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Daniel and the late Priscilla Eddy of Back Street, Clophill, Ampthill, Beds. Commemorated: Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Ref. I.K.30

GARDNER, Arthur William

Pte M2/177061. 338th M.T. Company. Royal Army Service Corps. Died Thursday 10 April 1919. Age 32. Son of William & Eliza Gardner, husband of Mrs. D. Gardner of Collyweston Road, Easton, Stamford, Northants. Born at Clophill, Ampthill, Beds. Commemorated: Chela Kula Military Cemetery, Nish, Yugoslavia. Ref. E.7

GUDGIN, Charles

Corporal 23372. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 13 November 1916. Age 19. Born Clophill. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of John & Alice Gudgin of Clophill. Commemorated: Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Ref. IV.E.36

HARRIS, Bertram

Pte. 29650 13th Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment). (Formerly 30815 Notts & Derbys Reg.). Killed in action 26 July 1917. Born Clophill. Resided Burntwood, Staffs. Enlisted Litchfield. Commemorated: Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme, France. Ref. I.E.17

HERBERT, Ernest

Pte. 33117. 6th Battalion Leicestershire Reg. (Formerly 7775 Bedfordshire Regiment) Died of wounds Sunday 31 March 1918. Age 23. Born Clophill. Enlisted Bedford. Son of George & Elizabeth Herbert of Back Street, Clophill, Ampthill, beds. Commemorated: Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. I.A.10

IZZARD, Thomas

Pte. 60168. 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment (Formerly 6485 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 14 January 1917. Age 37. Born Clophill. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs E. Izzard of Jacques Lane, Clophill. Commemorated: Lyssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. X.D.20

LOMAS, Joseph

Pte. 200626. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 27 July 1917. Born and resided Clophill. Son of Mrs S.A. Lomas, of Clophill. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Ref. Panel 17.

MADDAMS, John George Chapman

Pte 7545. 22nd Battalion London (County of London) (The Queen’s) Regiment. (Formerly 4650. 3/12th London Regiment) Died of wounds Tuesday 10 October 1916. Aged 19. Born Clophill. Resided Ampthill. Enlisted Bedford. eldest son of John and Maria Caroline Maddams of Brickwall Farm, Clophill. Commemorated: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. III.F.25

QUENBY, Harry Horace

(QUEENBY on Soldiers Died) Pte. S/827. 2nd Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment.) Died of wounds Saturday 23 January 1915. Age 44. Born Clophill. Resided Bedford. Enlisted Hendon Middx. Son of James Liles Quenby & Harriet Eleanor Quenby of Clophill, Beds. Commemorated: Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery, Lincolnshire. Ref. D.104

ROBERTS, Cecil

Pte. 41465. 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. (Formerly 27132. Northants Regiment). Killed in action 23 March 1918. Born Clophill. Enlisted and resided Bedford. Commemorated: Poziers Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 51 & 52.

SHARMAN, Sidney

Pte 203288. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 22 October 1917. Born and resided Clophill. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Cement House Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II.C.6

SMITH, Cyril William

Pte. 276526. 1st/6th Battalion Essex Regiment. (Formerly 6220 Bedfordshire Regiment) Died Friday 22 November 1918. Age 29. Resided Clophill. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Henry & Elizabeth Smith of High Street, Clophill. Commemorated: Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanese Republic. Ref. 186

WEBB, Augustus

Pte. 23751. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 23 October 1918. Age 29. Born and resided Clophill. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Mr. Mrs. H. Webb, of Wood House, Beadlow, Shefford. Commemorated: Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France. Ref. I.A.3.

WEBB, Herbert Charles

Pte. 23189. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 13 November 1916. Age 23. Born Clophill. Resided Beadlow. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Henry & Sarah Webb of Beadlow, Shefford. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

WHITE, Horace

Pte. G/14876. 13th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Born Clophill. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & face 7C

WILDEN, George

Air Mechanic 3rd Class 81092. 23rd Wing RAF transferred to (543587) 477th Agricultural Coy. Labour Corps. Died: Thursday 13 February 1919. Age 29. Son of Frederick & Sarah Wilden, husband of Amy Wilden of 168 Castle Road, Bedford. Born at Clophill. Commemorated: Clophill (St Mary) Old Churchyard, beds. In North East part.

WILDEN, John

Pte. 47637. 12th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. (Formerly 31313 Bedfordshire Regiment). Died of wounds Sunday 24 March 1918. Age 24. Born Clophill. Enlisted Kettering. Husband of Alice Caroline Almond (formerly Wilden) of Manor House, Helpringham, Sleaford. Native of Clophill. Commemorated: Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I.C.7

YOUNG, E.W.

Ordinary Seaman J/81852. HMS Africa RN. Died Monday 16 September 1918. Age 36. Son of William and Hannah Young. Husband of Elsie Maud Young, of Riverdene, Clophill. Commemorated: Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery, Sierra Leone. Ref. I.C.14

YOUNG, S.W.

Lance Corporal 16740 2nd Regiment South African Infantry. Died Friday 19 July 1918. Age25. Son of George & Elizabeth Ann Young of Ketton Cottage, High Street, Clophill. Commemorated: Meteren Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. III.J.818

WHO WENT FROM CLOPHILL AND GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
“THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE”


1939 - 1945

HARRIS, Alfred

Ordinary Seaman P/JX 217628. HMS Victory RN. Died Thursday 17 April 1941. Age 21. Son of Herbert & Sarah Ann Harris of Clophill. Commemorated: Clophill (St Mary) Churchyard extension. Ref. Grave 4.

HARRIS, Thomas William

Pte. 5831787. 2nd Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died Saturday 14 February 1942. Age 26. Son of Ernest & Mary Harris, Husband of A.M. Harris of Maulden. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 59.

LINCOLN, Ernest Albert George

Pte. 5953265. 1st Battalion The Hertfordshire Regiment; Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 25 November 1941. Age 25. Son of Ernest William & Ada Elizabeth Lincoln of Clophill. Commemorated: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya. Ref. 3.A.13

MATTHEWS, Sydney Levi

Pte. 5954588. 4th Battalion The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died Thursday 24th April 1941. Age 21. Son of Mr. Mrs. E.A. Matthews of Clophill. Commemorated: Pembroke Military Cemetery, Malta. Grave 6.5.6.

STREET, Victor

Pte. 1793550. South Wales Borderers. Died Sunday 19 August 1945. Age 23. Son of Edwin & Laura Street, husband of Nellie Margaret Street of Clophill. Commemorated: Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Ref. 3A.H.5

WEBB, Ernest Arthur

Pte. 5825717. 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died Friday 31 May 1940 Age 26. Son of Levi Walter and Violet Annie Webb of Maulden. Commemorated: Wulpen Churchyard, Jabbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row A. Grave 4.

28 February 2004

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