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EVERSHOLT - War Memorial

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Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith


Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

Eversholt War Memorial stands in the Churchyard

ERECTED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
ROLL OF HONOUR

BRAZIER

Frederick

Pte. 66321.  12th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). (Formerly 46027 3rd Northampton Regiment).  Killed in action Tuesday 31 July 1917.  Born Woburn.  Enlisted Northampton.  Commemorated:  Ypres (Menin Gate), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref.  Panel 6 & 8.

BURGESS

Samuel J.

No further information available at present.

BURGESS

Frederick George

[BURGES on CWGC] Sgt. 39289 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (formerly 23896 E. Yorks Regt.)  Died Monday 22 April 1918.  Age 27.  Born Canterbury, Kent.  Enlisted Hull.  Son of Samuel & Agnes Burges of Froxfield, Woburn, Beds.  Commemorated:  Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. Panel 108 –111.

COLES

Benjamin J.

[John Benjamin on SDGW CD].  Pte. 32215.  6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Sunday 29 April 1917.  Lived Woburn.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. Bay 5.

COOK

Albert George

Pte. 12752.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916.  Born and lived Eversholt.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

COX

George

[Arthur George on CWGC].  L/Cpl. 11648.  2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment.  Killed in action Saturday 16 September 1916.  Age 26.  Born and lived Eversholt.  Enlisted Devonport.  Son of Frederick & Alice Mary Cox of Eversholt, Woburn, Beds.  Commemorated:  Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. V.C.6.

GAZELEY

James William C.

Pte. 103470.  10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys. Regiment).  Formerly 17975, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, Transferred 7 April 1918 to Notts & Derby Regt.  Killed in action Sunday 21 April 1918.  Born Eversholt.  Enlisted Bedford.  Husband of Mrs Lillian Louisa Gazeley nee Puddick, 254 Lansdown Cottages, Bedford Road, Kempston. Wounded 5 October 1917. Commemorated:  Aveluy Wood Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France.  Ref. III.A.4.

LAWSON

Arthur W.

Pte. 5089.  5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.   Died of wounds Sunday 5 September 1915.  Lived Eversholt.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey.  Ref. Sp. Mem. C.45.

MILLER

Edward

Cook’s Mate 2nd Class.  M/7799 HMS “Aboukir”, Royal Navy.  Died Tuesday 22 September 1914.  Age 20.  Son of Charles & Mary Ann Miller of Upper Rads End, Eversholt, Woburn, Beds.  Commemorated:  Chatham Naval memorial, Kent.  Ref. 6.  (Special note:  In the early hours of the morning of 22 September 1914, HMS Aboukir along with HMS Cressy & HMS Hogue were sunk by torpedoes from a U-boat under the command of Otto Weddigen, in the North Sea.)

MILLER

Henry

Pte 13324.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Wednesday 8 May 1918.  Age 27.  Born & lived Eversholt.  Enlisted Luton.  Son of Charles & Mary Miller of Higher Rads End, Eversholt, Woburn, Beds.  Commemorated:  Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. Panel 48 – 50 & 162A.

OAKLEY

Edward

Pte. 12791.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916.  Age 23.  Born & lived Eversholt.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of William Charles & Martha Oakley, of Berryend, Eversholt, Bletchley, Bucks.  Commemorated:  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

OAKLEY

Edward

Pte 23746.  Depot, Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died at home Thursday 22 June 1916.  Born & lived Eversholt.  Enlisted Ampthill.  Commemorated:  Eversholt (St. John the Baptist) Churchyard, Beds.  West of the church.

OAKLEY

Herbert Arthur

L/Cpl 89B.  14th Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps.  Died Sunday 4 November 1917.  Age 27.  Son of Richard & Kate Oakley of Church End, Eversholt.  Commemorated: Eversholt (St. John the Baptist) Churchyard, Beds.  North of the church.

PRICE

Alfred Joseph

Pte. 20083.  1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds Thursday 27 July 1916.  Born Woburn.  Lived Eversholt.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

SHERWOOD

Arthur Edward

[Shearwood on CWGC & CD].  Pte. 42442.  1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment.  Died of wounds Wednesday 9 October 1918.  Age 20.  Born Eversholt.  Enlisted Ampthill.  Son of Josiah & Alma She(a)rwood of 40 Water End, Eversholt, Beds.  Commemorated:  Mount Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France.  Ref. VIII.K.8B.

SNOXELL

Cyril

Gdsmn. 316.  4th Battalion Guards Machine Gun Regiment (Formerly 16821 Grenadier Guards).  Died of wounds Tuesday 10 September 1918.  Born & lived Eversholt.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. V.A.32.

THOMPSON

John

Possibly Pte. 18713.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds Friday 22 March 1918.  Born Havershall (?Eversholt) Beds.  Lived Houghton Regis.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Vilette, Somme, France.  Ref. Sp., Mem. B.5.

THOMPSON

Walter Austin

(W.H. on CWGC).  Pte. 8522.  2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.  Killed in action Tuesday 17 November 1914.  Age 29.  Born & lived Eversholt.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richbourg-L’Avoue, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. I.F.4.

1914-1918

HARRIS

Alfred H.

Pte. 47784.  Depot, Welsh Regiment.  Died Saturday 1 May 1920.  Age 25.  Son Arthur William & Mary Harris of The Causeway, Eversholt.  His brother Cpl. G.T.H. Harris also fell.  Commemorated:  Eversholt (St. John the Baptist) Churchyard, Beds.  N.W. of the church.

1939 – 1945

POOLE

Leslie

Petty Officer C/JX 128275.  HMS “Cornwall” Royal Navy.  Died Sunday 5 April 1942.  Age 36.  Son of Thomas & Monica Poole of Eversholt, Beds.  Commemorated:  Chatham Naval memorial, Kent.  Ref. 52.1.  (Special note:  HMS Cornwall was dived bombed by the Japanese, west of Ceylon on 5th April 1942, with a loss of 190 men.)

IMPEY

Frederick William Albert

Gunner 1102101.  64th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.  Died Monday 27 September 1943.  Son of Thomas Joseph & Florence Mary Impey; husband of Ellen Rose Impey of Eversholt, Bucks.  Commemorated:  Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.  Ref. II.D.1

Last updated 8 January, 2009

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