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ELSTOW BUNYAN MEETING - Roll of Honour

World War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards

The war memorial sits in the entrance porch to the Elstow Bunyan Meeting Hall (Presnyterian Church) and takes the form of a white, marble, tablet mounted in an oak frame. There are ten names listed for World War 1. The memorial was unveiled and edeicated 11 November 1921.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2001

ENROLLED ARE THEY
FOR HIGHER SERVICE NOW
1914-1918

BLAIN Stanley Amos
Sapper 522737, 7th Division, Signal Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Wednesday, 3rd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born and resident Elstow, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Elizabeth Blain, of Elstow, Bedford. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, an apprentice bricklayer, son of George and Elizabeth M Blain, born Bedford, resident The Lane, Elstow, Bedford. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1894 in the Bedford Registration District. Embarked for France 22 April 1917. His effects went to Mr G W Blain, of West End, Elstow. Formerly 2361, Royal Engineers (Territorial). Qualified bricklayer aat attestation. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row I. Grave 37. See also Elstow
BOWLER Arthur Charles
Lance Corporal 27607, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 17th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Elstow, enlisted South Farnborough, Hants, resident Mansfield, Notts. Son of Christopher Ernest and Emily Bowler, of Bedfordshire. Formerly 8835, Royal Flying Corps. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, son of Christopher Ernest and Emily Bowler, born Elstow, resident 15 Lord Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 28. See also Elstow
BOWLER Ernest Webb
Private 13337, 48th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died Saturday, 26th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Elstow and enlisted Bedford. Formerly 23190, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, an ordinary farm labourer, son of John and Mary Ann Bowler, born Elstow, resident Elstow. IN the 1911 census he was aged 24, unmarried, a Timber Merchasnt, born Elstow, resident Elstow. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 192. See also Elstow
CAVES Joseph Samuel
Private 203274, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at sea Sunday, 30th December 1917. Born and resident Elstow, enlisted Bedford. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1881 in the Bedford Registration District. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, a scholar, son of Amos S and Sarah Caves, born Elstow, resident Elstow. In the 1891 census he was a boarder, aged 19, a Carter on a Farm, born Elstow, resident Elstow. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt. See also Elstow
COX Arthur
Corporal 17425, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Goldington, enlisted Bedford, resident Elstow. In the 1911 census he is aged 15, son of Seth and Annie Cox, an apprentice. born Bedford, resident The Lane, Elstow. In the 1901 census he was the son of Seth and Annie Cox, aged 5, born bedford, resident St Cuthbert's, Bedford. Buried in ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave II. See also Elstow
FORD Arthur James Cirket
Corporal 16466, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday, 5th March 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St Martinís, Bedford, enlisted Peterborough, Northants. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1892 in the Bedford Registration District. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 25.
GORDON Donald George
Private 33109, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 10th December 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born and resident in Elstow, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Sarah Ann (nee King) Gordon, of West End, Elstow. Formerly 6516, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born 24 August 1894 in Elstow. Buried in VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 12. See also Elstow
JAKES Frank Ernest
Private SD/5750, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 9th June 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Born St Maryís, Bedford, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. R. Jakes, of 28, Grosvenor St., Bedford, and the late Mr. G. Jakes. In the 1911 census ge was the son of George and Rose Jakes, aged 14, a Greengrocer's Assistant, born Bedford, resident 28 Grosvenor Street, Bedford. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 17.
ROBINSON Frederick C
In the 1901 census Frederick Robsinson was the son of Arthur and Mary Ann Robinson, aged 3, born Elstow, resident Elstow. There is a birth registration for the July to September Quarter 1897 in the Bedford Registration District for a Frank Robinson.

The only death appears to be Charles ROBINSON, Pioneer 254886, "A" Corps Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 3 August 1917. Born and resident Elstow, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.

See also Elstow
WELLS James William
Private 23236, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 20th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also Elstow

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