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COTTON END VILLAGE MEMORIAL - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Lynda Smith

The memorial sits in the grounds of the Baptist Chapel on the main road through Cotton End and takes the form of a squat, granite, column with a coping stone ion the top and inscriptions around the sides; the memorial sites at the top of the driveway to the church in an area surrounded by a low chain link fence. There are seventeen entries for World War 1 and one for World War 2.

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© Lynda Smith 2002

 

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF COTTON END
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
DURING THE WORLD WAR
1914 – 1919

AYRES

Albert

Corporal 60010, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th June 1917. Resident and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 40293, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

AYRES

William

Corporal 30440, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1918. Born and resident Cotton End, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 16613, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buriedin RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row P. Grave 73.

BARCOCK

Frederick

Private 25147, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.  Missing believed killed in action Thursday 15th March 1917 during the attacks on Achiet le Grand. Age 29. Brother of George Barcock, of 254, Old Harrowden Bedford. Born Cotton End, enlisted and resident Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 2 C.

BARTRAM

John

Private 8440, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th May 1915. Born and resident Wilshamstead (Wilstead), enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

BARTRAM

Percy Charles

Private 32212, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died 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. Section Q. Plot V. Row F. Grave 1.

BARTRAM

Walter Maurice

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

COLLINS

James

Private 19075, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st October 1915. Aged 24. Born Wilstead, enlisted Ampthill, resident Cotton End. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 49.

COLLINS

Walter

Private 9865, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th December 1914. Aged 24. Born and resident Cotton End, enlisted Bedford. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 29.

De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, page 60, states: 'COLLINS, W., Private, No. 9865, 2nd Battn. The Bedfordshire Regt.; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds 5 Nov. 1914.

GALE

Ellis

Corporal 65166.  128th Field Company, Royal Engineers.  Died of wounds at home Saturday 18th November 1916. Age 26. Husband of E. Gale, of Wilstead. Born at Cotton End, Beds according to CWGC, born Cardington on SDGW, enlisted Oxford, resident Bedford. Buried in North part of ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, WILSHAMSTEAD (or WILSTEAD), Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

GREEN

Frank

Private 103467, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st April 1918. Aged 24. Born Cotton End, enlisted Bedford, resident Hove, Sussex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Green, of Cotton End, Bedford; husband of Winifred Ellen Green, of 16, Sussex Rd., Hove, Brighton. Formerly 16781, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54.

MARSHALL, MM

Robert Douglas 

Private 57882.  15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.  Killed in action 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, Co. Derry, enlisted Bedford. Awarded Military Medal. Formerly 1674, Royal Engineers. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot   I. Row M. Grave 1.

MINNEY

Fred

Private 202366, 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 21st March 1918. Born Harold, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 25364, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 10.

PURSER

Reginald Fred

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

POTTER

Harry

Driver T/19466, Royal Army Service Corps attached 10th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in Mesopotamia 1st May 1916. Aged 30. Born and resident Bedford, enlisted Colchester. Brother of George Potter, of Rose Cottage, Wilstead, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 42.

REDMAN

Thomas

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

THODY

William Alfred

Private 17746, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Sunday 30th July 1916. Age 27. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth H. Thody, of Cotton End, Beds.  Born and resident Cotton End, enlisted Bedford. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 5.

WEBB

Joseph

Private 17443, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 35. Born Codicote, Beds, enlisted Bedford, resident Cotton End. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 2.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR
HIS FRIENDS

THE PEOPLE OF COTTON END
ERECTED THIS MEMORIAL
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
EDWARD PELL
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE IN
DEFENCE OF LIBERTY
IN THE GREAT WORLD WAR
1939 – 1945
“INASMUCH”……….

PELL

Edward Arthur

Private 14631715.  6th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).  Died Tuesday 24 October 1944. Age 20. Son of Oliver C. and Emily T. Pell, of Cotton End, Bedfordshire.   Buried in CESENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row A. Grave, 3.

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