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ELSTOW, BEDFORD COUNTY SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning

On the South wall of the church of St. Mary and St. Helen is a large war memorial tablet, white on grey, writing backed in gold. These are former pupils of the school and could have come from anywhere in the county or even country. Any help would be appreciated. Bedford County School was in Ampthill Road, Bedford, founded 1869 and closed in 1916; it was demolished in 1960 at which time the memorial was moved. The memorial was unveiled on 28 October 1922. A history of the school can be found on the Bedfordshire Government site

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2001

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THE OLD ELSTONIANS
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918.
ELSTOW SCHOOL FORMERLY BEDFORD COUNTY SCHOOL
OPENED 19TH AUGUST 1869 - CLOSED 4TH APRIL. 1916.

ABBISS
Frederick Thomas Lee
[Spelt ABISS on SDGW] Lieutenant, 76th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds Saturday 27th October 1917. Age 23. Son of Frederick George and the late Helen Abbiss, of Brockley, London. In the 1911 census he is aged 16, at school, resident Elstow School, Kempston, Bedford, born 1895 in Brockley, London S.E. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row L. Grave 1.

See also March War Memorial, Cambridgeshire

ABBISS
John Lee
Lieutenant 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment attached to 7th Light Armoured Battery, Machine Gun Corps (Motor). Died Thursday 25th July 1918. Age 21. Son of Frederick George and Helen Abbiss, of 42, Elwyn Rd., March, Cambs. Born at Lewisham, London. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XI. Row E. Grave 11.

See also March War Memorial, Cambridgeshire

ABERCROMBIE
Robert Henry Chester
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Monday 3rd May 1915. Age 24. Son of Chester and Ada Maria Abercrombie, of The Mount, Pleshey, Chelmsford. Buried in POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row P. Grave 16.

Extract from "The Bond of Sacrifice": Second Lieutenant ROBERT HENRY CHESTER ABERCROMBIE, 1/8th BATTN. (TERRIT.) THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE'S OWN (MIDDLESEX REGIMENT), was the only son of Chester and Ada Abercrombie, Ashberrie, Ruislip, Middlesex, and a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Abercrombie, Fitzroy Street, N.W., and of the late Robert Large Baker, M.D., and Mrs. Baker, of Leamington and Birmingham. He was born at Stanley Lodge, Walm Lane, Willesden Green, on the 3rd June, 1890, and was educated at Miss Haes Woodriding's School, Pinner, and a Elstow School, Bedford, under the Rev. C. F. Farrar, for four years. He then got an appointment in the London County and Westminster Bank, and was afterwards employed at the branches at St. John's Wood, Hanover Square, Uxbridge, and Hastings. He took a keen interest in the Ruislip Miniature Rifle Club, of which he was for some time Secretary, and shot in various competitions as a member of that club, and also for the London County and Westminster Bank. His favourite pastime was hockey. He joined the 9th Battalion Middlesex as a Private in October, 1914, became Lance-Corporal in November, Sergeant in December, and was given his commission in the 8th Battalion in March, 1915, proceeding to France the following month. He was mortally wounded in the head by shell fire on the 3rd May, 1915, while giving a wounded man a drink of water in a village about a mile north of Frezenberg. He died without recovering consciousness, and was buried at Poperinghe the next day.

ADAMS
Auriol Charles Andrew
Second Lieutenant (TP), King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action between Wednesday 16th August 1916. Age 24. Son of Lt. Col. C. Adams and Maude de Whyte, his wife. Native of Co. Down. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Grave IX. M. I.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-18:

ADAMS, AURIOL CHARLES ANDREW, 2nd Lieut., 8th (Service) Battn. The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.), only s. of Lieut.-Col. Charles Adams, MB., of Tullylish House, Gilford, co. Down, I.M.S. (ret.), by his wife, Maude de Wyt, 2nd dau. of Major John Lewis Auriol Whyte. of Strand-field House, Miltown Malbay. co. Clare. Ireland, J.P. ; b. at Palamcotta, Tinnevilli, South India, 15 Nov. 1892; educ. privately ; Lurgan College, Bedford, and Birmingham University, where he was studying chemistry when war broke out in Aug. 1914 ; joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. 19 April, 1915, obtaining a commission in the 10th Battn. King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt. 21. Aug following ; transferred to the 8th Battn. for active service ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action near Guillemont 17 Aug. 1916. His Commanding Officer wrote : " He was killed when gallantly leading his platoon against a German position. . . . He gave his life freely and died heroically on the field of battle." Unm.

ALLEN
Arthur George
In the 1901 census Arthur George Allen is a scholar, aged 16, resident Bedford County School, Ampthill Road Kempston, born 1885 in Sidcup, Kent. Possibly Arthur George ALLEN, Private 33588, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Wellingborough, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 2512, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Wellingborough War Memorial
ATKINSON
D
No further information currently.
BAINBRIDGE
Carlyle
Second Lieutenant (TP), 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 13th October 1915. Age 20. Born Lewisham, attended Elstow School. Son of John William and Elizabeth Bainbridge, of 115, George Lane, Lewisham, London. Brother of John Stuart (below). On leaving Elstow School, Bedford he went to Germany where he remained for 3 years studying engineering. Prior to the outbreak of war he returned to England and enlisted in Aug. 1914. Served with the BEF in France and Flanders from 1st June 1915 and was killed in action at Quarries near Hulluch while leading his men under heavy fire. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 13.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-18:

BAINBRIDGE, CARLYLE, 2nd Lieut., 6th (Service) Battn. The Buffs (East Kent Regt.), eldest s. of John William Bainbridge, of Westoe, Lewisham, S.E., Merchant, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Glass ; and brother to Lieut. J. S. Bainbridge (q.v.); b. Lewisham, S.E., 27 Dec. 1894; educ. Catford Collegiate School, and Elstow School, Bedford ; on leaving Bedford he went to Germany, where he remained for three years studying Engineering ; prior to the outbreak of war lie returned to England ; enlisted in Aug. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1 June, 1915, and was killed in action at Quarries, near Hulluch, 13 Oct. following, while leading his men under heavy lire. Buried in Vermelles Military Cemetery. His Commanding Officer reported of him : " No work daunted him. He was always cheerful, and although of very youthful appearance, was idolized by his men, and was the favourite of the regiment." Unm.

   
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BAINBRIDGE
John Stuart
Lieutenant (Temporary) 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 26th September 1917. Born Lewisham, attended Elstow School. Son of John William and Elizabeth Bainbridge, of 115, George Lane, Lewisham, London. Brother of Carlyle (above). In the 1911 census he is aged 14, at school, resident Elstow School, Kempston, Bedford, born 1897 in Lewisham, London S.E. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-18:

BAINBRIDGE, JOHN STUART, Lieut., 14th (Service) Battn. The Hampshire Regt., 2nd s. of John William Bainbridge, of Westoe, Lewisham, S.E., Merchant, by his wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Glass ; and brother to 2nd Lieut. C. Bainbridge (q.v.); b. Lewisham, 3 Feb. 1897 ; educ. the Collegiate School, Cafford, and Elstow School, Bedford ; was a Shipowner's Clerk ; enlisted in Dec. 1914; obtained a tommission as 2nd Lieut. in April, 1915, being promoted Lieut. in 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from March, 1916: took part in several engagements, including the operations at Thiépval ; was invalided home in Oct. suffering from shell-shock and trench fever: on his recovery rejoined his regiment in France, March, 1917, and was killed in action at Tower Hamlets 27 Sept. following. Buried there. His Colonel wrote: "He was a good officer and leader, always cheerful under heavy fire and in the most trying conditions. It will be a little satisfaction to you to know that the attack in which your son was engaged was a magnificent success and that his death was not in vain." and his Chaplain: "To myself it is a great personal sorrow, for I have known him so well for now nearly two years, and a straighter, better living young man I have never known, and so cool and level-headed at all times. He was one of the best." Unm.

BARFORD
Kenneth Purnell
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 27th March 1918, aged 19; flying as observer with pilot 2nd Lt. E. T. Smart (ex-Royal Garrison Artillery,also killed) in Armstrong-Whitworth FK.8 B288; failed to return from low-level bombing sortie. He was the 72nd victim of the Red Baron shot down after firing some 100 shots from a distance of 50 metres. Native of Coventry. Son of Henry Eidowson Barford & Mary Barford, of The Bungalow, Kenilworth Rd., Coventry. No known grave, both commemorated on the Flying Services Memorial, Arras, France.
BARNES
Wlifred Oliver
Second Lieutenant (Temporary), 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 18th November 1916. In the 1911 census he is aged 16, at school, resident Elstow School, Kempston, Bedford, born 1895 in Crouch Hill, London. Buried in HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 16.
BOYER
C C R
possibly Charles Cyril R BOYER, Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 23rd November 1919. Birth registered in the Spalding Registration District, Lincolnshire October-December Quarter 1892. Buried in GOSBERTON CEMETERY, Lincolnshire. North side. Grave 77.
BRADSHAW
A
No further information currently available.
BRYANS
John
Lieutenant, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 October 1917. Aged 21. Son of John and Florence Bryans, of 4514, Asuncion, Devoto, Buenos Aires. Born at Junin, Argentine Republic. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, at Elstow School, born 1897 in Buenos Aires. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 1.
BUTLER
John Goodwin
Second Lieutenant, 1st/6th Battalion (Territorial), West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellington's). Died of wounds Thursday 29th March 1917. Age 20. Son of John Owen Butler and Adeline Kate Butler, of Bank House, Newport Pagnell, Bucks. In the 1911 census he is aged 14, at school, resident Elstow School, Kempston, Bedford, born 1897 in Newport Pagnell. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 3.

See also Newport Pagnell War Memorial

CALLEAR
Herbert
Captain, "B" Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Killed in action Thursday 16th August 1917. Age 23. Mentioned for gallantry and devotion to duty by the Divisional Commander, June 1917. Only son of Mr. H. H. Callear, of 10, Ardee St., Dublin. Educated at Elstow School, Bedford, at which he was a member of the O.T.C., and also a member of the Trinity College, Dublin, O.T.C. Gazetted to Commission, Sept., 1914. Twice previously wounded. In the 1911 census he is aged 17, at school, resident Elstow School, Kempston, Bedford, born 1894 in Millan, Cumberand. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 144 to 145
CHALKER
Eric
Lieutenant, 46th Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Artillery. Killed in action Wednesday 19th July 1917. Aged 23. Brother of John Chalker, of The Limes, Thetford, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A
CHAPMAN
Ben Fletcher H
Second Lieutenant, 1st Mountain Battery, Hong Kong and Singapore, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 19th April 1917. In 1911 he was a boarder, aged 11, born 1890 in York, resident The Sandbach Grammar School House, Crewe Road, Sandbach, Cheshire. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave X. B. 15.
CHRISTIAN
Oscar Murray
Private 492, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 29th July 1916. Aged 21. Son of Harry Oscar and Hannah Estelle Dear Christian, of Chupraon, North Monghyr, Behar, India. Enlisted Shepherd's Bush August 1914, born Monchyr, India, resident West Kensington. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, resident Elstow School, born 1896 Manhyr (sic), Bengal. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
CHURCH
Horace Major Scrimshire
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 10th February 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs William Church, of Nine Springs, Cliftonville, Northampton. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 5.
COLLEN
Norman Owen
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916. Aged 18. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Special memorial 16.

(Extracted from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour) Son of Charles Staples Collen of 67, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, by his wife, Amelia Ferris, Daughter of Thomas Needham, of Dublin; born Upper Clapton, North, 30th September 1897; educated Eton House School, Southend-on-Sea; Elstow School, Bedford; King's College, London; Keeble College, Oxford; joined the Army July, 1915 and gazetted 2nd Lieut. December 1915; went to France 15 June 1916. Buried on the battlefield. Lieut.-Col. H.R.Sanders, commanding his battalion, wrote to his father: "Your son was, I regret to say, killed while leading his platoon in an assault on the German trenches 25 Sep. . . Your son was such a bright. gallant young fellow, just the type that we most want." The Officer Commanding 64th brigade also "I, of course, did not know him well but I happen to have met him very often whilst going around our trenches near Arras, and was always impressed by his keenness and sense of duty. He died doing his duty with his men." Unm

COLSON, DSC
D N
probably Douglas Nowell COLSON, Sub-Lieutenant, H.M. Submarine E.18, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 11th June 1916. Aged 24. Son of Frederick and Margaret Colson, of "Blisscot," Blissford, Fordingbridge, Hants. Born at Douglas, Isle of Man. Awarded the Distinuished Service Cross (DSC). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Column 22.
CONNOR
A L
possibly Amos Lloyd CONNOR, Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds 30 June 1917. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 2.
COXWELL
William Stewart Gordon
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Rhodesia Regiment attached 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles. Died of wounds 18th October 1917. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, resident Elstow School, born 1896 in Salsibury, Rhodesia. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 6. Row H. Grave 26.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour', part 5, page 39:

COXWELL, WILLIAM STEWART GORDON, Lieut., 1/2nd Battn. The King's African Ride Corps, 3rd s. of Edward Colwell, J.P., of 63, Shirley Road, Southampton, and Rhodesia, South Africa, by his wife, Lulu, dau. of (---) May, hew; b. Salisbury, South Africa, 29 Aug. 1893; educ. Elstow School, Bedford; was articled to Messrs. Holderness & Scanlen, Solicitors, Rhodesia: obtained a commission in 1915; took part in the German East African Campaign, and died of wounds 18 Oct. 1917, at Njengao, German East Africa. He was buried at Nyangao. His Commanding Officer wrote: "It is with sorrow that I write to tell you of the circumstances under which your son met his death. Before doing so, I must tell you how much we miss him, both for his gallant leading as an officer and also for himself. He was one of the best officers in the battalion, and I could always depend on him to carry out. without fail, the most difficult patrols and work. The men were very fond of him and would follow him anywhere. His was the ideal temperament and courage to lead native troops. He did always splendidly, and I miss him as an officer more than I can say. As a brother officer his cheeriness and unfailing optimism endeared us to him. He was wounded going up to the firing line, after he had come back to get a stretcher for a non-commissioned officer, who was badly wounded. He was hit by a burst of machine-gun fire. and his right elbow and arm were completely shattered. and he lost so much blood that he could not recover. He was in a critical condition before he reached the advanced dressing station, and he only lived till next morning. He was hit about 6 p.m. We, his brother officers. send you our most sincere sympathy in your great loss. We, too, mourn the loss of a gallant man and a brother officer, who had endeared himself to us all."

CURNOW
Stanley J D
Trooper 657, East African Mounted Rifles. Died 5th December 1915. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Barnet, Middlesex, resident with his parents, John and Elizabeth Curnow, at Highclere, Carnarvon Road, South Mimms, Barnet. Buried in KAJIADO CEMETERY, Kenya. Plot III. Row C. Grave 4.
CUTHBERT
George Charles Prawl
Rifleman 302621, 1st/5th Battalion (London Rifle Briagde), London Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd May 1917. Born and resident Southgate, enlisted London. Son of Lucy Cuthbert, of Ashley, Old Avenue Rd., Southgate. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 10.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour', part 3, page 71:

CUTHBERT, GEORGE CHARLES PRAWL, Rifleman, No. 4307, 1/5th Battn. Lewis Gun Section (London Rifle Brigade) The London Regt. (T.F.), eldest a. of George Henry Cuthbert, of Ashleigh, Southgate, F.R.H.S.. Horticulturist, by his wife, Lucy, dau. of Charles Davis; b. Southgate, co. Middlesex, 4 Oct. 1894; educ. Elstow, Bedford, where he was a member of the Cadet Corps; subsequently entered the firm of Messrs. R. & G. Cuthbert, Horticulturists; enlisted in Feb. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following June, and died at No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station 2 May, 1917, from wounds received in action near Arras. Buried in the English Cemetery at Duisans; unm.

DAVIS
G F
No further information currently.
DIXON
J H
No further information currently.
ELLIOTT
Eric Cuthbert John
Lieutenant 27 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Essex Regt. Son of Clifford Francis John Elliott and Ada Caroline Elliott, of Clapham Park, South London. Killed in flying accident 22nd November 1917, flying as observer with pilot 2/Lt. H. Townsend (inj.) in DH.4 B9470. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, resident Elstow School, born 1896 in Smyrna (sic), Asia Minor. Buried at AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 14.
EMERTON
Harry Burton
Acting Major, "B" Battery, 178th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 26. Son of Harry J. and Bertha J. Emerton, of "Halesworth," Windmill Hill, Enfield, Middx. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in QUEANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 54.
EMERTON
R
probably Reginald Emerton, Lance Corporal 266937, 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Labany's). Killed in action 3 April 1917. Born Chelsea, Middlesex, enlisted York. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 38.
FORBES
Donald Keith
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 15 February 1915. Aged 23. Son of W. A. Forbes, Barrister-at-Law, and Margaret Forbes, of Amraoti Camp, Berar, India. In the 1901 census he is aged 9, resident Bedford County School, Ampthill Road Kempston, born 1892 in Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

See also Bridgwater War Memorial

GWYNNE
Sackville Wyndham Napier

Private 106, 7th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Krithia Heights, Gallopli. 8 May 1915. Aged 19. Son of Maj. James Hugh Gwynne (late Royal Welch Fusiliers), and S. Isabel Gwynne, of The Ferns, Hythe, Kent. Born Manchester, England. By trade an aviator trained at Aviation School, Eastbourne. Emigrated aged 19, born 26 July 1896. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 201 to 204 or 332.

See Australian Roll of Honour Circular

HAINES
Alexander Crichton Cooper
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died of wounds 8 May 1915. Aged 20. Only son of Caroline Anne Haines (nee Cooper), of 9, Merrion Row, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, and the late John Crichton Haines. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, resident Elstow School, born 1895 in Dublin, Ireland. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 32.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-18:

HAINES, ALEXANDER CRICHTON COOPER, Lieut., 2nd Battn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, only s. of John Crichton Baines, of St. James's Gate, Dublin, London Manager, Messrs. A. Guinness, Son & Co., Ltd., by his wife, Caroline Anne, elder dau. of Austin Darner Cooper, of Drumnigh House, St. Donloughs, co. Dublin, J.P. ; b. Dublin, 9 Dec. 1894; educ. Cholmeley House, Eastbourne, and Elstow School, Bedford ; volunteered as a motor despatch rider in Sept. 1914, and after a week at Chatham and another at Aldershot. went straight, to the Front. He was given a commission as 2nd Lieut. in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1 Nov. 1914, and was promoted Lieut. in April, 1915 ; was dangerously wounded at St. Julien during the Second Battle of Ypres, 25 April, 1915, and was put into a "Jack Johnson" crater by some men of his platoon and lay there many hours before being picked up by the ambulance. He died of wounds at No. 7 Base Hospital, Boulogne, 8 May following, and was buried in the military cemetery there; unm .

HART
Harold John
In the 1901 census he is aged 14, resident Bedford County School, Ampthill Road Kempston, born 1887, London. possibly Capt. H. J. Hart, East African Railways. Died 1st May 1917. Son of William Albert Hart of Bradpole, Dorset. Also commemorated in Bradpole parish church. Buried in Mombasa Cemetery; Grave 111.C.8.
HEALY
John Frederick
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 9th Battalion, Royal irish Rifles. Killed in action 1 [SDGW] or 2 July [CWGC] 1916. Aged 19. Son of George F. and Dorothea Healy, of Peafield, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Born at Dublin. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, resident Elstow School, born 1898 in Dublin, Ireland. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Special memorial 2.
HICKMAN
John George
Second Lieutenant, "C" Battery, 50th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 19. Son of John and Louisa Hickman, of Hole Farm, Hastings, Sussex. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 1.
HITCH
G S
possibly George Stewart Hitch, Lieutenant, Royal Air Force and 5th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died 9th November 18. Aged 27. From Wallasey, Cheshire. Son of Albert and Mary Ada Hitch, of 'Grasmere', Apsley Guise, Beds. Buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery; grave ref. 5.C.E.315.
HOARE
William George
Second Lieutenant, Honourable Artillery Company. Died Wednesday, 16th June 1915. Aged 29. Born 1886 to Alfred Parker Hoare and Jane Hoare of Amersham, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
JOHNSTON
A A H
possibly Adrian Alexander Hope JOHNSTON, Lieutenant, 5th Battalion attached 4th Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 2 July 1916. Went to France 7 Ocotber 1915. The address on his medal card is given as A H Johnston esq., Annandale, Ghat a 10, Seunajas, Kashmir. Buried in GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row L. Grave ?.
MABBS
Herbert George
Corporal 510635, "C" Company, 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 23 Janaury 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted London, resident Southend. Son of Thomas and Mary I. Mabbs, of 10, Prittlewell Square, Southend-on-Sea. Buried in RUE-DU-BACQUEROT NO.1 MILITARY CEMETERY, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 12.

See also Southend on Sea War Memorial

MacEWEN
G F
No further information currently.
MADORE
W D
No further information currently.
MARSHALL
H B
No further information currently.
McCONNELL
W C
No further information currently.
MERCHANT
R F
No further information currently.
MILTON
Ernest Edward
Second Lieutenant, 113th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 23 January 1917. Aged 32. Son of Matthew Harman Milton and Jessie Milton, of 23, Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London. Brother of George (below). In the 1901 census he is aged 16, resident Bedford County School, Ampthill Road Kempston, born 1885 in London. Buried in COURCELLES-AU-BOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Riow/Section E. Grave 5.
MILTON
George Herbert
Second Lieutenant, 21st Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 25 October 1916. Aged 29. Son of Matthew H. and Jessie Milton, of 60, Clifton Hill, St. John's Wood, London. Brother of Ermnest (above). In the 1901 census he is aged 14, resident Bedford County School, Ampthill Road Kempston, born 1887 in London. Buried in BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row Y. Grave 21.
MORRIS
E A
No further information currently.
MURTON
C A
No further information currently.
NESBITT
Terence Beale
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion (Reserve) attached 2nd Battalion, Dorestshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th April 1916. Aged 18. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63.

(Extracted from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour) Youngest son of Thomas Nesbitt of 38A, Trebovir Road, Earl's Court, London S.W., Lieut-Commander R.N.R., by his wife, Mary Catherine. daughter of the late Captain O.H. Parry, of Holyhead: and brother to Lance-Corporal O.H. Nesbitt (q.c.); born Belfast 8th August 1897; educated Royal Academy, Belfast; Choir School of American Church, Paris and Elstow School, Bedford; enlisted at the outbreak of war August 1914, in the Royal Horse Artillery; gazetted Second Lieutenant 6th February 1915, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, The Dorestshire Regiment; went to Mesopotamia with a draft in January 1916; wounded at the Battle of Sanna-i-yat, 21-22 April, 1916, and died of his wounds on board the steamer going to Basra 24th April 1916. Buried at Amara. His commanding officer wrote: "He was well in front of his men, and gallanty leading them when he was hit. He was very popular with us all, and is very greatly missed." and another officer wrote saying; " He was hit soon after leaving the trenches but refused the offer of help from one of his men, leading his men to within 100 yards of the enemy trenches, where he fell, by which time 15 out of the 16 officers in the charge and nearly every man out of the trenches were put out of action." Unm

O’ FLAHERTY
Douglas Hill
Captain, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916. Age 36. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hill Hale O'Flaherty, of Belfast; husband of Beatrice O'Flaherty, of 31, Myrtlefield Park, Belfast. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B
PADDON
George William
Sergeant SPTS/1718, 23rd Battalion, City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Saturday 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born Standerton, South Africa, enlisted Hornchurch, resident Johannesburg, South Africa. Son of George William and Mary Ann Paddon, of 223, Jules St., Jeppes Extension, Johannesburg, South Africa. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A
PAINE
Ernest Louis Evelyn
Captain, 17th Battery, Machine Gun Corps (Motors). Accidentally killed 8th April 1917. Aged 38. Son of Helen Paine, of Greve d'Azelte, Jersey, Channel Islands. His address is listed on his Medal Card as Falkland Lodge, Falkland Road, Torquay. Birth registered in January to March Quarter 1879 in Helney Registration District, Oxfordshire. Formerly King's (Liverpool Regiment). Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section C. Grave 66.
PENROSE
Ernest
Lieutenant 12th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action Friday 5th April 1918. Age 23. Son of James Yates Penrose and Agnes Barbara Penrose, of 19, Hillcourt Avenue, North Finchley, London. Served Overseas from November, 1914. Buried in SENLIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave I. D. 13. Brother of Harold below.
PENROSE
Harold
Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion attached to 8th Battalion, City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died of wounds 27th March 1917. Age 23. Son of James Yates Penrose and Agnes Barbara Penrose, of "Knotty Ash," Alexandra Grove, North Finchley, London. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 1. Brother of Ernest above.
PEXTON
Harold
Trooper SS/89, 1st Mounted Rifles (Natal Carbineers), South African Infantry. Died 27th April 1915. Aged 34. Son of William and Annie Pexton, of Whixley Grange, York. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Green Hammerton, Yorkshire, living with his parents William and Annie at Grange Farm, Stone Gate, Whixley. Buried in GIBEON STATION CEMETERY, Namibia.
PICKTHALL
Henry Clement Vaughan
Captain, 320th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 8th December 1918. Aged 25. Son of Clementina and the late Walter Edward Pickthall, of 11, Warwick Avenue, Bedford. Born at Paignton, Devon. Buried in SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, Greece. Grave C. 400.
PILLING
Edgar
Second Lieutenant, 460th Battery, 15th Briagde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 23 April 1917. Aged 33. Son of Gerard and Anne Elizabeth Pilling, of Ellerslie, Heacham, Norfolk. Born at East Dereham. In the 1901 census he is a scholar, resident Bedford County School, Ampthill Road Kempston, born 1886 in East Dereham, Norfolk. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 16.
PRIDMORE, MC
Reginald George
Major, "C" Battery, 240th Brigade, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 13 March 1918. Aged 31. Son of George William and Sarah Louisa Pridmore, of Coventry, Warwickshire. The inscription on his original wooden cross erected by his comrades read: "A most Gallant Sportsman and Comrade." Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1901 census he is a scholar, aged 14, resident Bedford County School, Ampthill Road Kempston, born 1887 in Handsworth, Warwickshire. Buried in GIAVERA BRITISH CEMETERY, ARCADE, Italy. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 5.
RAWLINS
Guy Vernon Champion
Captain, Royal Engineers attached 7th Field Battalion, Royal Tank Corps. Died from disease 30th January 1919. Aged 35. Born at Armadale, Melbourne, Australia. Son of Charles Champion Rawlins and Mary Macgregor Rawlins, husband of Eileen M. E. Rawlins, of 67, Morehampton Rd., Donnybrook, Dublin. In the 1891 census Guy and his brothers Arthur and Richard were 'inmates' of Bedford County School. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.2, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 31.
RAY
Frederick Lee
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th May 1918. Age 24. Son of Frederick and Alice Ray, of Bedford. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 5. See also Bedford St Leonards
READ
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REDFERN
Frederick Arthur Dudley
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Lieutenant, Imperial South Persian Rifles, General List, New Armies. Born on 5th August 1882 at home, 67, Finborough Rd, Kensington. His parents were Frederick William Redfern (cloth merchant) and Lydia Mary (nee Brown). He waas educated at Elstow 1898/9 and was a member of school cricket XI. He worked for Lynch Bros, London (Shipping Agents) and was sent out to Persia between 1904 and 1910 as their representative there. He learnt Persian, Arabic and French. He married Elizabeth Annie Richardson (Elsie) in 1912 in Leire. They had 2 children, the elder died in 1915. Lived in Leire and London, and had various business ventures. He was mobilised into Royal Engineers, Motor Cycle Section in 1916 and applied to the Army to make use of Persian experience. He rose rapidly to Acting Sergeant. Whilst in transit, as part of Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, he was transferred to South Persian Rifles in 1917 on temporary commission as Second Lieutenant. He was posted to Basra where he was taken ill during reconnaissance work and died in Basra hospital due to 'the effects of heat' on 15th July, 1917. He was entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
RENNIE
Hugh Robert
Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish) attatched Cameron Highlanders. Captured by Germans, died of wounds Wednesday 10th July 1918. Buried in POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY, Poland. Grave I. A. 2.
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ROUTLEDGE
John Frederick
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action Sunday 23rd September 1917. Age 33. Husband of Evelyn Routledge, of "Thornhill," Boxwell Rd., Berkhamsted, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIALZonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162
SMITH
Arthur Johnathan
[Jonathon spelt Johnathan on CWGC & SDGW] Second Lieutenant, 36th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 28th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Son of Arthur Smith, of Yardley Gobion, Northants, and the late Amy Smith; husband of Marion Alice Smith. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave II. D. 138. See Yardley Gobion

Behind the church is a family grave:

AMY, WIFE OF ARTHUR SMITH
DIED MARCH 12 1926 Aged 66.

PEACE PERFECT PEACE

AND OF THE ABOVE ARTHUR SMITH
DIED APRIL 3 1939 AGED 81

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBERANCE

VICTOR WESTON SMITH
DIED NOV 7 1923 AGED  36.

AND OF
ARTHUR JONATHON SMITH
Lieut. M.G.C. KILLED AT
ERCHES. BOUCHOIR. FRANCE
MARCH 27 1918 AGE   33

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Volume 2, Part 4, Page 188:

SMITH, Arthur Johnathan - 2nd Lieut, Machine Gun Corps.

Eldest son of Arthur Smith of Stonebank, Yardley Gobion, co. Northampton, by his wife, Amy, Dau. of H. Weston, of Hartwell, co. Northampton; born Yardley Gobion, aforesaid, 24th Jan, 1885; educated County School, Bedford; was clerk and cashier at the county fire office; joined the Berkshire Yeomanry twice previously to joining the Machine Gun Corps; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Machine Gun Corps in Sept. 1917; served with The Expeditionary Force in France from that month and was killed in action while in harge of two gun teams at Erches, ten and a half miles north east of Montdidier, 27th March, 1918. Buried where he fell. He married at Ealing, W, in July 1914, Marion, dau.of the late J. Dungey, of London.

SOUTHWELL
Frederick Edward Granville

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 10th April 1917. AgeD 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Southwell, of 93, Queen St., Filey, Yorks. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 5.

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SOUTHWELL
Wilfrid Alan Granville
Private 2292, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry). Killed in action Wednesday 16th June 1915 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Armoury House, resident Catford. Comemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.
SPEIRS
John
In the 1911 census he is aged 14, resident Elstow School, born 1897 Victoria, West Africa.
STANSFIELD
Harold
Rifleman 393741, 1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Aged 32. Enlisted London, resident Finchley. Formerly 2726. 2nd Battalion, London Regiment. In the 1901 census he is a scholar, aged 15, resident Bedford County School, Ampthill Road Kempston, born 1886 in Muswell Hill, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
STOCKDALE
Edward Leslie Johnson
Temporary Lieutenant, "B" Company, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action Friday 7th July 1916. Age 22. Son of William Edward and Rose Ellen Stockdale, of The Tower, Ely, Cambs. Commeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D

See also Ely War Memorial and Little Downham War Memorial

STRONG
Henry Patterson
Gunner 362678, 14th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 29 October 1917. Aged 41. Born New Cross, London, enlisted Purley. Son of James and Elizabeth Strong, of Croydon; husband of Alma Gladys Strong, of 2, Egmont House, Sutton, Surrey. In the 1891 census he is aged 15, a Schoolboy, resident Bedford County School, Kempston, born 1876 in Southwark, London. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 15.
STURT
Douglas Elliott
Lieutenant, 20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died Thursday 30th October 1918. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Sturt, of Mexico City; husband of Irene H. A. Sturt, of Heston Vicarage, Hounslow. Buried in the Old Ground, ST. LEONARD CHURCHYARD, HESTON, Middlesex.
SUTTON
William
Private 11095, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 27. Born Leyton, Essex, enlisted London, resident Woodford Green, Essex. Son of the late William and Mary Sutton; husband of Madeline Elsie Sutton, of 28, Duke St., Manchester Square, London. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). In the 1901 census he was aged 12, resident Bedford County School, Ampthill Road Kempston, born 1889 in Leyton, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.
THORP
Austin

Lieutenant Colonel Royal Garrison Artillery attached to 82nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 30 October 1918. Aged 45. Awarded CMG, DSO. Order of Leopold (Belgium), Croix de Guerre (Belgium). Son of Charles William and Edith Thorp, of Todmorden; husband of Edith May Thorp, of Elm Cottage, Camberley, Surrey. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 1.

Also listed on the Todmorden War Memorial

Extract from The Times 8 November 1918:

THORP.- Killed in action on the 30th Oct., LIEUT-COLONEL AUSTIN THORP, D.S.O., R.A., the dearly-loved husband of Edit May Thorp, and eldest surviving son of the late Dr. C.W. Thorp and Mrs. Thor, of Foxliegh, Wem, Salop.

Extract from THE V.C. AND DSO BOOK VOL III:

THORP, A. (D.S.O. L.G. 1.1.17) ; b. 23.10.73; s. of Charles William Thorp, M.D., F.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., of Dobroyd, Tormorden, Lancs., and Edith, d. of F. Spencer ; m. Edith May, d. of late W. H. Petrie ; one s. ; one d. ; educ. Bedford County School (afterwards known as Elstow School) ; R.M.A., Woolwich ; 2nd Lt., R.A., 4.3.93 ; Lt. 4.3.90 ; Capt. 22.2.00 ; Major 15.3.14 ; Lt.- Col. ; served in India and Burma in R.F.A., R.G.A., and Indian Mountain Artillery from 1893 to 1901 ; passed through the Gunnery Staff Course in 1903, and served with the R.G.A. in Malta, 1903-7, as Instructor in Gunnery, and in the Indian Mountain Artillery in India and Burma, 1908-14. At the outbreak of war he was commanding the R.G.A. Depot at Plymouth, but took over a battery of Field Artillery in the New Armies in May, 1915, and proceeded to France in July, 1915; in December of that year was given command of a brigade, holding that appointment till his death. He was present in many actions, and in the March retreat his brigade formed part of the Fifth Army, and afterwards, from August onwards, he was continually in heavy fighting. He was five times mentioned in Despatches, and created a C.M.G. He was killed in action at Boursies, near Le Cateau, on 30.10.18. His General wrote of him: “Ever since our advance in August last he has excelled himself, and the success of the 18th Div. Artillery has been greatly due to him."

Extract Supplement to the London Gazette 1 January 1917:

Maj. (temp. Lt.-Col.) Austin Thorp, R.G.A.

Extract Supplement to the London Gazette 1 January 1919:

Lt.-Col. Austin Thorp, D.S.O., R.A. (To date 29th October, 1918.)

WALKER
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WARDEN
Edmund Oscar
Captain, 12th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 28th June 1915. In the 1891 census he is a Schoolboy, aged 14, born India, resident Bedford County School, Kempston, Bedford. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot I. Row D. Grave 10.
WIGG
Arthur Harry
Private 2685, 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry). Killed in action 16 June 1915. Aged 24. Enlisted Armoury House, resident Ealing, London S.1. Son of Mrs H O Wigg and the late Mr Wigg. Pupil of Elstow School. In the 1891 census he is 5 months old. born West Derby, living with his parents Harry Owen and Mary Walmsley Wigg at 48 Mill Lane, West Derby, Lancashire. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row B. Grave 11.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-18:

WIGG, ARTHUR HARRY, Private, No. 2685, 1st Battn. Honourable Artillery Company, yr. s. of the late Harry Owen Wigg, of Ealing, W., formerly of West Derby, Liverpool, Draper's Buyer, by his wife, Mary Walmsley (2B, Gordon Road, Ealing, W.), dau. of the late Thomas Fletcher, of Newsham Park, Liverpool ; b. West Derby, Liverpool, 16 Oct. 1890; educ. Elstow School (formerly called Bedford County School), Bedford ; was in the service of Messrs. Dalton & Young, Fenchurch Street, E.C. ; volunteered for Imperial service after the outbreak of war and joined the H.A.C. in Nov. 1914 ; left for France 26 April, 1915, as one of a draft to the 1st Batter : and was killed in action at Hooge, 16 June following. Early on the morning of the 16th the British had attacked with some success south of Hooge, capturing 1,000 yards of German front trenches and part of their second line. Towards night the troops holding the most advanced of the captured trenches were obliged to fall back, and volunteers were called to go to their support. Private Wigg was one of those who volunteered, and while advancing with a party composed of men from various units under Major G. N. Crosfield, 4th South Lancashires, was hit in the head by a piece of high explosive shell and killed instantaneously. He was buried by the side of a path leading to the Sunken Road between Hooge and Potijze ; unm. He was a very keen sportsman, being vice-captain of the Old Elstonian Hockey Club and a member of the Ealing Cricket Club, upon the committee of which he served.
WILLIAMS
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WRIGHT
George Drennan Cron
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23rd October 1914. Age 23. Son of George and Letitia S. Wright. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave IV. A. 9.

Extract from 'The Bond of Sacrifice':

Second Lieutenant GEORGE DRENNAN CRON WRIGHT, 2nd BATTN. BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT, son of the late George Wright, of Grahamstown, Cape Colony, and Mrs. Wright, and a grandson of the late William Drennan, C.E., was born in Kensington, London, on the 4th April, 1891.

He was educated at the Elstow School, Bedford, England, and received his commission in December, 1913, joining his battalion at Roberts's Heights, Pretoria, in the following month.

He was killed on the 23rd October, 1914, during the fighting before Ypres, while gallantly leading his platoon into action

WYLDE
Paul Arthur
Private 104185, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 1th April 1918. Aged 20. Born Gravesend, enlisted Luton. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Wylde,of 63, Deodar Rd., Putney, South East London. Formerly 32257, Norfolk Regiment. No known grave; No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial). Brother of Thomas Edgar (below).
WYLDE
Thomas Edgar
Lieutenant (Pilot), 11 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment). Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Wylde,of 63, Deodar Rd., Putney, South East London. Native of Johannesburg, S. Africa. Died of wounds 27th June 1917,aged 28. Buried in Duisans, France. Brother of Paul Arthur (above).
YOUNG
R H

There is a Reginald YOUNG listed in the 1911 census, aged 11, resident Elstow School, born 1900 in Clapham, London. possibly Reginald Henry YOUNG, Private 10229, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Born St Mary's, Southampton, enlisted Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

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DeREUTER
Hubert
[Spelt DERCUTER on SDGW] Private 6928, 7th (Fife) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 13th November 1916. Born Brighton, enlisted Hove. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 15.
HOPKINS
Eric Arthur
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th May 1915. Aged 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hopkins, of West View House, Bishopthorpe Rd., York. B.A. (Leeds University). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Blegium. Panel 31 and 33.
LICHFIELD
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Some lie out there ‘neath unrecording sod,
Who died for King and Country, School and Home,
Not, unremembered have all met their God.

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