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GOLDINGTON ST MARY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2017

The memorial is to be found on the East side of St Marys Church, Church Lane, Goldington, Bedford. It takes the form of an oak framed, wooden panel, with canopy that has gilded lettering with gilt surround with a heading depicted in paint on red scroll. There are 29 names listed for World War 1 only.

Photographs Copyright © Andrew Dennison 2017

GOLDINGTON ROLL OF HONOUR
FOR
KING & COUNTRY
IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN HEROES

 
ALLEN
Harold Roy
Private 325186, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds Wednesday, 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and enlisted Bedford. Son of Henry and Emily Allen, of The Green, Goldington, Bedford. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XXXII. B. 6. See also Goldington

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"ALLEN, H.R., Private, 9th West Yorkshire Regiment. Joining in September 1916, he was sent in July of the following year to the Western Front, and took part in the fighting at Ypres. During the Battle of Cambrai he was seriously wounded, and unfortunately succumbed to his injuries on April 24th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 'A costly sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.' The Green, Goldington, Bedford. Z1039/A."

ARNOLD
Ronald
Private 6/883, Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Died 18 September 1915. Aged 32. Born in Goldington in 1885. Husband of Florence Emily Arnold, of 18, Beaconsfield St., Bedford. Emigrated about 1913 to New Zealand and lived in Otiro on the West Coast. At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the New Zealand Expeditionary force, joining the Canterbury Infantry Battallion. After enlisting 24 August 1914, he became part of the Anzac force, and after a short spell in Egypt landed at ANZAC cove in Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He was wounded on 11 August in the leg, near his ankle, caused by a bomb. He was sent to malta to be hospitalised arriving on 20 August and entering St Elmo's hospital. He became dangerously ill on 7 September and died of Pyaemia (severe blood poisoning) on 18 September and was buried the same day in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Plot B. XII. Row 1. See also Goldington
BENNETT
Charles Edwin
Sapper 522326, 486th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Tuesday, 27th March 1917 at Gallipoli. Age 29. Resident Goldington, enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles Bennett, of Lesters Cottages, Goldington, Bedford, and the late Ruth C. E. Bennett. No known grave. Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Panel 9. See also Goldington
BENNETT
David
Private 57796, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died at home Thursday, 17th October 1918. Age 27. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Bennett, of 23, Alexandra Rd., Goldington, Bedford. Formerly Sapper 2650, Royal Engineers. Buried in Bedford Cemetery, Bedford. Grave G/5. 236. See also Goldington
BROWN
Robert Thomas
Private 32960, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Enlisted Bedford, resident Wisbech, Cambs. Son of Thomas and Lydia Brown, of East End Cottage, Goldington, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Goldington
CARTER
Percy
Private M2/183001, 708th Company, Royal Army Service Corps (Motor Transport). Died Monday, 13th August 1917 in the Balkans. Age 31. Born Ravensden, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Josiah and Lydia Carter, of Bedford; husband of F. M. Carter, of 25, Newnham Lane, Bedford. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece, Grave 1598. See also Goldington

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"CARTER, P., Private, R.A.S.C. (M.T.). He volunteered in January 1917, and shortly afterwards proceeded to Salonika. Whilst in this seat of war he was engaged in conveying supplies to the forward areas during many important engagements, inclduing those on the Doiran and Struma fronts. Later he was invalided to hospital suffering from typhoid fever, and unfortunately died in August, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 'He passed out of the sight of emn by the path of duty and self-sacrifice.' 41 Beaconsfield Street, Bedford. X1594."

COLBURT
Charles
[Spelt COLBERT on memorial] Rifleman B/200426, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action Monday, 19th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Goldington, enlisted Bedford, resident Clapham. Formerly 29853, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C. See also Goldington

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"COLBURT, C., Rifleman, 10th Rifle Brigade. Joining in June 1916, he proceeded in the following October to the Western front, where he was immediately in action on the Somme. After taking part in heavy fighting at Beaumont-Hamel, he was unfortunately killed during a severe engagement at Le Transloy in February 1917, and was buried near Bapaume. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 'Thinking that remembrance, though unspoken, may reach him where he sleeps.' 1 Russell Street, Bedford. X1739."

DARTS
Arthur
Private 12826, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 15th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Wrestligworth, resident and enlisted Bedford. Brother of Frederick below. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial , Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Goldington

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"DARTS, A., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. He volunteered in November 1915, and in the following month was drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in engagements at Loos and Vimy Ridge and in various other sectors. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle on the Somme in July 1916. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 'Courage, bright hopes, and a myriad dreams, splendidly given.' 19 Greenhill Street, Bedford. X1926/A."

DARTS
Frederick
Private 9691, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action Sunday, 25th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Bedford. Brother of Arthur above. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47. See also Goldington

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"DARTS, A., Private, K.O. (Y.L.I.). Mobilised in August 1914, he was drafted to the Western Front in January of the following year, and there served through the Battles of Neuve Chapelle and St. Eloi and minor engagements. He unfortunately fell fighting at Hill 60 on April 25th, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 'He passed out of sight of men by the path of duty and self sacrifice.' 19 Greenhill Street, Bedford. X1926/C."

EAST
Frederick
Private 6111, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 17th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born Leicester, enlisted Bedford. Croix de Guerre (France). Adopted son of Sarah Dinton, of East End Cottages, Goldington, Bedford. Native of Goldington. Buried in Vaux-Andigny British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave C. 13. See also Goldington and Bunyan Meeting House

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"EAST, F., Private, 1st Leicestershire Regiment. He was mobilised in August 1914, and quickly proceeded to France, where he took part in the Battles of La Bassée, Loos, the Somme, Ypres, St. Quentin, and was wounded slightly in September 1915. He was awarded the Croix-de-Guerre for conspicuous bravery in the field. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle near Cambrai on October 17th, 1918, and was also entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. 'His life for his country, his soul to God.' East End Cottages, Goldington, Beds. Z2056."

GADSBY
Frederick
Private, 23078, "B" Coy. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Age 20. Son of W. and Fanny Gadsby, of 5. Swan Terrace, Goldington, Bedford. Born and resident Riseley, enlisted Ampthill. Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VII. G. 13. See also Goldington

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"GADSBY, F., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment. He volunteered in September 1915, and in the following July proceeded to the Western Front. In this theatre of war he participated in the batlle of the Somme and in strenuous fighting at Vimy Ridge, and was unfortunately killed in action on April 27th, 1917, during the Battle of Arras. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 'Honour to the immortal dead, who gave their youth that the world might grow old in peace.' 5, Swan Terrace, Goldington, Beds. Z2545/B."

GASCOIGNE
Walter [John]
Private, 3143, 6th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders who died of wounds on Friday, 14th July 1916. Age 19. Son of John and Lizzie Gascoigne, of South End Farm, Wilden, Bedford. Native of Goldington, Bedford. Enlisted Elgin, Morayshire. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. D. 40. See also Goldington and also Bunyan Meeting House
GRAY
Herbert Victor
Private, 20997, 11th Bn., Suffolk Regiment Died of wounds on Sunday, 15th September 1918. Age 21. Son of James and Sophia Gray, of Goldington, Bedford. Born Swaston, Cambs, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. D. 29. See also Goldington
JOHNSON
James
Private 31342, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 7th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Goldington. Son of the late James and Ada Johnson, of Bedford. Commemorated in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Special Memorial 22. See also Goldington
KEECH
William
Private 8683, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 19th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Goldington, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Goldington
LAUGHTON
George
Sergeant 19470, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Goldington, enlisted Bedford. Son of Edwin and Fanny Laughton, of I, King Edward Rd., Goldington, Bedford. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Grave VI. F. 8. See also Goldington
NEWNHAM George
Private 240262, 43rd Garrison Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Died 28th October 1918. Aged 45. Enlisted and resident Bedford. Husband of Mary Ann Newman (nee Rubython), of 4, Park Road West, Bedford; married 1912 in Bedford. Formerly 4472, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, served at Gallipoli. Buried at BLARGIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Oise, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 11. See also Goldington
NEWNHAM
Herbert
Private 204363, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 16th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Goldington, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 203742, Bedfordshire Regiment. Brother of Walter (below). Son of Alfred and Ellen Newnham, of 6, Newnham Lane, Goldington Rd., Bedford. Buried in Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave IV. D. 15. See also Goldington and Bedford Bunyan Meeting House

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"NEWNHAM, H., Private, 13th East Surrey Regiment. Joining in April 1917, he proceeded to the Western Front in the following July, and was there wounded in action at Passchendaele in the following month. Invalided home, he returneed to France however in January 1918, and was once again wounded on the Somme in March of that year. He fell fighting on the Selle on October 16th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 'The path of duty was the way to glory.' 6, Newnham Lane, Bedford. Z3650/B."

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright © Paul Newman 2007

 

NEWNHAM
Walter James
Rifleman S/33031, 21st battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died at sea Sunday, 15th April 1917. Age 24. Born Goldington, enlisted and resident Bedford. Formerly 26054, Bedfordshire Regiment. Brother of Herbert (above). Son of Alfred and Ellen Newnham, of 6, Newnham Lane, Goldington Rd., Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Mikra Memorial, Greece. See also Goldington and Bedford Bunyan Meeting House

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"NEWNHAM, W.J., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment; and Rifleman, 21st Rifle Brigade. He joined in February 1916, and after his training was retained on important duties at various stations in England until April of the following year, when he was drasfted to Egypt in H.M.T. "Arcadian." He unhappily went down on April 15th, 1917, when the vessel was sunk by a submarine in the Mediterranean with a loss of nearly 300 lives. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 'And doubtless he went in splendid company.' 6, Newnham Lane, Bedford. Z3650/A."

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright © Paul Newman 2007

ODELL Albert Edward
Private 3/7493, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 15th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Goldington, enlisted Bedford. Son of Arthur and Emma Elizabeth Odell, of 7, Alexandra Rd., Goldington, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11. See also Goldington
ODELL
Edward
Private 23176, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 7th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Goldington, enlisted and resident Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Goldington
ODELL
Herbert
Lance Corporal 43270, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Goldington, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Goldington
ROFFEY
A William
Private 137886, 37th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Wednesday, 24th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Goldington. Formerly 38528, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93. See also Goldington

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

"ROFFEY, W., Private, Machine Gun Corps. Shortly after joining in May 1918 he was drafted to the Western Front in 1916 where he saw much severe fighting, and took part in the second Battle of the Marne. He made the supreme sacrifice, falling in action on the Somme July 24th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals. 'Courage, bright hopes, and a myriad of dreams, splendidly given.' 4, Pattershall Street, Bedford. Z4022."

SHREEVES
Cecil William
Private 32164, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 9th April 1917. (Reported 12th April 1917). Age 19. Born Harrowden, enlisted Bedford, resident Goldington. Son of Mr. W. K. and Annie M. Shreeves, of 18, King Edward Rd., Goldington, Beds. Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 20. See also Goldington
SPAVINS
Arthur [Joseph]
Private 52962, 7th Battalion Royal Fusilierts (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday, 21st August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Goldington, enlisted Bedford. Formerly PS/11104, 28th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3. See also Bedford Bunyan Meeting House, Goldington and Frederick Charles Fuller and Son Brewery
TYLER
Arthur
Private M/301142, Royal Army Service Corps attd. 99th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 21st August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born Dunmow, Essex, resident and enlisted Bedford. Husband of Ada L. Tyler, of East End Cottages, Goldington, Bedford. Buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 22. See also Goldington
TOWNSEND George
Private 35668, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 17th December 1918. Aged 35. Husband of Mrs. A. Townsend, of The Warren, Clapham, Bedford. Buried at BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 76. See also Goldington
WALLER
Edward George
Private 18770, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 11th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford, resident Goldington. Buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row G. Grave 20. See also Bedford Bunyan Meeting House and Goldington
WALLER
Harry
Private 36608, 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Kiled in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and enlisted Bedford, resident Goldington. Formerly 8456, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Harry and Emma Waller, of Alexandra Rd., Goldington, Bedford; husband of Martha Jervis (formerly Waller), of 9, Beresford St., Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5. See also Bedford Bunyan Meeting House and Goldington

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