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HARROLD WAR MEMORIAL

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The Memorial is on the green in the centre of the village.

TO THE MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS AND MEN
OF THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

BAYES Percy S
Private 22386, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 1st April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted Ampthill. buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. IX. M. 5A.
CLAYSON H J
Private 242209, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action Saturday, 31st March 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of John and Mary Clayson, of High St., Harrold, Bedford. Buried in Hancourt British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave E. 4.
COLEMAN C W
Trooper possibly Private, 30612, Wilfred Charles Coleman, City of London Yeomanry. Killed in action Palestine 28th November 1917. Enlisted Harrold, resident Charlton, Beds. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Panel 06.
COLEMAN Sidney R
Private 15876, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Harrold, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D
DAY Francis Thomas Pressland
Captain, 15th Battalion, Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds Monday, 25th March 1918. Age 28. Son of James and Helen Ann Day. Buried in Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. D. 8.
DINSLEY Franes Hugill
2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Bn., Coldstream Guards who died on Saturday, 8th March 1919. Age 20. Son of Charles F. and Frances L. Dinsley (nee Gifkins), of Harrold, Sharnbrook. Buried in St. Peter and All Saints churchyard, Harrold, Beds.
FLUTE George Henry
Sergeant, 9609, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 25th January 1916 at home. Age 25. Born Hardmead, Bucks, enlisted Bedford, resident Harrold. Son of Edwin and Mary Flute, of Harrold, Bedford. Buried in Earlsfield Cemetery, Wandsworth, London.
GOODES Charles H
Private, 33006, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 24th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted Bedford. Son of James and Elizabeth Goodes, of St. Quintin House, Harrold, Beds. Buried in Beaurain British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave C. 4.
JARVIS Sydney Leonard
Private, 200950, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Sunday, 3rd November 1918 in Palestine. Age 23. Enlisted Bedford, resident Sharnbrook. Son of Leonard and Fanny Jarvis. Born at Harrold, Bedford. Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave Q. 65.
MIDDLETON Bertram
Private, 15223, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Sunday, 11th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Harrold, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Martha Middleton, of Brook Lane, Harrold, Bedford. Commemorated in Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette, Somme, France. Special Memorial A. 6.
OLNEY Charles Henry
Private, 119817, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds Saturday, 6th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Poddington, enlisted Bedford, resident Harrold. Son of Alice Olney, of Harrold, Bedford. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France. Grave VI. D. 47.
ORPIN Charles Stewart
Private, 47685, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 18th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 3532, Royal Engineers. Buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave IV. B. 23.
PETTIT Frederick John
Private, 9610, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 17th November 1914 at home. Age 22. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted Bedford. Son of Harry W. and Martha Pettit, of Brook Lane, Harrold, Bedford. Buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire.
REYNOLDS Charles George
Private, 37477, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action Friday, 30th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Harrold, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 8
ROBINSON Robert
[Private on memorial] Lance Corporal, 4629, 58th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Tuesday, 14th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 41. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted Ampthill. Formerly 22388, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Alfred and Mary Robinson, of High St., Harrold, Bedford. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Grave A.74.
ROOTHAM William Turney
Private, M/283666, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Monday, 9th July 1917 in Mesopotamia. Aged 36. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph Rootham, of Harrold, Bedford. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave IV. G. 13.
ROWNEY John A
Private, 16779, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Harrold, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William John Rowney, of Grange Cottage, Odell, Beds. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.
SQUIRES Harry
[Private on memorial] Gunner, 203147, "D" Bty. 102nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Tuesday, 25th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Enlisted Milton Ernest, resident Harrold. Son of Charles Albert Squires, of Harrold, Beds. Formerly Private 4/206, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VI. C. II.
WATTS H G
Private. No further information currently.
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION

1939-1945
BAMBRIDGE Albert Stanley
Private 5950134, 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on Thursday, 21st September 1944. Age 23. Son of Walter and Jane Annie Bambridge, of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Prisoner of War. Commemorated on the Singapore memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 62.
CHAMBERS Jack Alwyn
Chief Petty Officer Cook (S), C/M 11976, H.M.S. Electra, Royal Navy who died on Friday, 27th February 1942. Age 45. Son of Aubrey and Laura Kate Chambers; husband of Hilda Mary Chambers, of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 64, Column 2.
COCKINGS Donald Leslie
Able Seaman, P/JX 217636, H.M.S. Algerine., Royal Navy who died on Sunday, 15th November 1942. Age 22. Son of Cyril A. and Eva M. Cockings, of Odell, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 63, Column 2.
COLLINS Basil Fred
Craftsman, 7617624, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers who died on Monday, 27th September 1943. Age 26. Prisoner of War, worked on the Burma Railway. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Grave B6. H. 13.
GUBBINS John Michael McVean
Captain, 172404, 5th Bn., Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders who died on Sunday, 6th February 1944. Age 22. Son of Major General Sir Colin McVean Gubbins, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., M.C.., and Norah Gubbins, of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 11.
NEWTON Terence
Flying Officer, 39943, 218 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Saturday, 13th July 1940. Son of Winstanley and Madeleine Newton; nephew of Mr. D. F. Warren, of St. Albans, Hertfordshire. West of Tower. Buried in St Mary's churchyard, Carlton, Beds. See Carlton
PRITCHARD Marcus Sydney Francis
Flight Lieutenant, 114399, Pilot, 106 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 18th December 1944. Age 30. Son of Sydney Herbert and Mary Margaret Pritchard; husband of Barbara Marian Pritchard, of Faversham, Kent. Buried in Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery, Poland. Grave 3. A. 10.
REEVE Norman John William
Flying Officer, 167304, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 17th October 1946. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Eli Reeve, of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Buried in Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan. Grave 11. C. 10.
ROBERTS Frederick
Private, 5387107, 4th Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry who died on Monday, 27th May 1940. Age 21. Son of Frederick and Lila Nellie Odell, of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Buried in Oxelaere Churchyard, Nord, France. Grave 3.
ROBINSON John Herbert
Sapper 1922357, 197 Transportation (Stores) Coy., Royal Engineers. Died on Friday, 6th September 1940. Aged 23. Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Robinson, of Harrold; husband of Vera Robinson. Buried in N.W. Corner near Lych Gate in St. Peter and All Saints churchyard, Harrold, Beds.
ROSS Donald Brownlee
Warrant Officer, 565767, Royal Air Force who died on Monday, 12th October 1942. Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Louis Walter Ross; husband of Betty Lilian Ross, of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Buried in Delhi War Cemetery, India. Grave 3. F. 10.
WATTS Thomas George
Private, 5950170, 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on Tuesday, 6th July 1943. Age 23. Prisoner of War, worked on the Burma Railway. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 8. G. 2.

In the churchyard but not on memorial

GRIGGS Frederick T
Private H16043, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. Died Friday, 30th August 1940. Aged 33. Son of James and Ada Griggs. Buried in N.W. Corner near Lych Gate in St. Peter and All Saints churchyard, Harrold, Beds.
THOMPSON Jesse Joseph
Corporal 86116, 290th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on Saturday, 22nd February 1919. Aged 33. Only son of William and Mary Ann Thompson, of Harrold, Sharnbrook. Buried in St. Peter and All Saints churchyard, Harrold, Beds.

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