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EDWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Peter Jarman 2009

The Memorial is in the form of a brass plaque in the porch of St George's Church, Edworth, now disused and a part of Church Farm. it commemorates those men from the village who served their country in the Great War, 14 in total. Within the church is a white, marble, plaque containing the names of rwo men who died in World War 1. There is also a stained glass window to be found on the North wall of the Chancel to one man from World War 2.

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ROLL OF HONOUR
THOSE WHO SERVED IN
THE 'GREAT WAR'
1914-1918
FROM THE PARISH OF
EDWORTH

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
PTE. GEORGE STREET
6TH BATTN. NORTHANTS REGT
KILLED 17TH FEB. 1917
PTE. ALFRED JAMES DESBOROUGH
1ST BATTN. NORTHANTS REGT.
KILLED 30TH OCTOBER. 1918
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

BROOKS Bertie
In the 1911 census he was the son of James (below) and Esther Brooks, aged 27, a labourer on a farm, born and resident Edworth, Bedfordshire.
BROOKS James
In the 1911 census he was the husband of Esther, married 37 years, aged 57, a labourer on a farm, born and resident Edworth, Bedfordshire, their children included a son, Bertie (above).
BRYANT Arthur
Brother of Charles (below). In the 1911 census he is the son of Charles and Janes Bryant, aged 15, labourer on a farm, born and resident Edworth, Bedfordshire; brother of Charles Robert (below).
BRYANT Charles Robert
Brother of Arthur (above). Joined up after emigrating to Australia - wounded twice but survived the war. In the 1911 census he is the son of Charles and Janes Bryant, aged 17, labourer on a farm, born and resident Edworth, Bedfordshire; brother of Arthur (above).
BRYANT Ernest
No further information currently available
BRYANT Frank
In the 1911 census he is the son of David and Mary Ann Bryant, aged 17, a farm labourer, born and resident Edworth, Bedfordshire; brother of Herbert (below).
BRYANT Herbert
In the 1911 census he is the son of David and Mary Ann Bryant, aged 12, at school, born and resident Edworth, Bedfordshire; brother of Frank (above).brooks
DESBOROUGH Alfred James
Private 58288, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29/30 October 1918. Aged 21. Born Port Talbot, Wales, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Charlotte Desborough, of The Pebbles, Dunton, Biggleswade, Beds. Bom at Edgworth (sic), Baldock, Herts. In the 1911 census he is aged 13, son of William and Charlotte Desborough, at school, born Port Talbot, Gamorgan, resident Edworth; brother of William (below). His birth was registered in the Neath Registration District, Glamorganshire October to December Quarter 1897. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot II. Row I. Grave 24.
DESBOROUGH William [John]
In the 1911 census he is aged 19, son of William and Charlotte Desborough, a farm labourer, born Margam, Gamorgan, resident Edworth, Bedfordshire; brother of Alfred (above). Birth registered in the Neath Registration District, Glamorganshire July to September Quarter 1891.
MEDLOCK George
No further information currently available
MEDLOCK William
In the 1911 census he was the grandson of George Medlock, aged 27, a farm labourer, born and resident Edworth, Bedfordshire.
MOSS Leonard
In the 1911 census he is the son of Edward and Caroline Moss, aged 13,m a farm labourer, born Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, resident Edworth, Bedfordshire.
STREET Arthur [William]
In the 1911 census he has been married to Alice for 10 years, aged 33, he has a son and a daughter, he is a shepherd on a farm, born Hinxworth, Hertfordshire, resident Edworth, Bedfordshire.
STREET George
Private 43253, "C" Company, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 29. Born Edworth, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of James and Emma E. Street, of 3, Meadow View, Edworth, Baldock, Herts. Formerly 26791, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he is the son of James and Emma E Street, aged 23, a farm labourer, born and resident Edworth, Bedfordshire. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 21. See also Biggleswade Memorial

1939-1945

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FLIGHT LT. DAVID SMYTH DFC
MISSING PRESUMED KILLED
17 NOV. 1943 AGED 23

SMYTH, DFC David
Flight Lieutenant 108170, 614 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Missing presumed killed in action 17/18 November 1943. Aged 23. Son of Thomas Hugh and Lilian Maud Smyth, of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. B.A. (Cantab.). Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). No known grave. commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 121.

Last updated 12 February, 2014

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