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GOLDINGTON ST MARY BELL RINGERS WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2017

The memorial is within St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Goldington, Bedford and is in the form of a wall mounted, bronze, laurel wreath with a small bronze plaque attached by chains. It lists four names from World War 1.

Photographs Copyright © Andrew Dennison 2017

IN MEMORY OF THE 4 BELLRINGERS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 - 1919
 

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 and Goldington St Mary

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."

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 and Goldington St Mary
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 and Goldington St Mary
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 and Goldington St Mary

Last updated 3 January, 2018

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