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Compiled and copyright © 2002 Lynda Smith

The Haynes Cross War memorial is located in in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Church Lane, Haynes, and inscribed are the full names and Regiments of the fallen. The memorial takes the form of a potent stone cross on a tapered shaft with an octagonal plinth bearing the inscriptions, the whole being set in a rough hewn step base. The memorial was first unveiled by Bishop hedges and dedicated by Bishop of ALbans on 18 July 1920. There are 18 names listed for World War 1 and 9 names for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2002

1914 - 1918


Algernon Carteret

Lieut.-Col. Algernon Carteret Thynne, D.S.O.
Lieut.-Col. Algernon Carteret Thynne, D.S.O.
[Listed as Royal North Devon Yeomanry on SDGW] Lieutenant-Colonel commanding Royal North Devon Hussars. Killed in action 6 November 1917. Aged 49. Born 9 April 1868. Son of the late Francis John Thynne, of Haynes Park, Beds; husband of Constance Thynne, of Penstowe, Bude, Cornwall; served in the South African war. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) and Territorial Decoration (T.D.). In the 1881 census he was aged 12, born Haynes, Bedfordshire, a scholar, son of Francis J and Marcia S H Thynne, resident Up End, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section L. Grave 60.

See also Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey

Note: The Territorial Decoration (TD) was a military medal of the United Kingdom awarded for long service in the Territorial Force.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

THYNNE Algernon Carteret of Penstowe Kilkhampton Cornwall lieutenant-colonel Royal North Devon Yeomanry D.S.O. died 6 November 1917 in Palestine Probate London 7 March to Anita Constance Edith Thynne widow.
Effects £124621 18s. 3d

Extract from the Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915, page 298:

THYNNE, ALGERNON CARTERET, Capt., was born 9 April, 1868, second son of the late Francis John Thynne, of Haynes Park, Bedfordshire, and of 67, Eaton Place, London, S.W., and grandson of the Rev. Lord John Thynne, D.D. His mother was Edith Marcia Caroline, eldest daughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, of Frampton Court, Dorset. He was educated at Charterhouse, and subsequently became Captain in the Bedfordshire Regt. (3rd Battn.). He went out from Bath, as a Lieutenant, in the North Somerset Yeomanry, to serve in South Africa, and served throughout the campaign, first in that capacity, and afterwards as a Captain in the 7th Battn. Imperial Yeomanry. He took part in operations in the Orange Free State, Feb. to May, 1902, including operations at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal, May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in the Transvaal 30 Nov. 1900, to 31 May, 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 Sept. 1901, and 29 July, 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 Oct. 1902] "Algernon Carteret Thynne, Capt., 7th Battn. Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa." He became Honorary Captain in the Army in Aug. 1902, and was transferred in 1903 to the Royal North Devon Hussars. He served in the European War, 1914-17, in Gallipoli and Egypt, also in Palestine, as Lieutenant-Colonel in command of his regiment, until he fell mortally wounded at the Battle of Sheria 6 Nov. 1917. The late Colonel Thynne succeeded to the Grenville Estate, Cornwall, on the death of his father in 1910. He was an Alderman of Cornwall County Council, and a Magistrate for Cornwall, and at the outbreak of war was Master of the Tetcott Hounds. A Memorial Service for him and those who fell with him in Palestine was held in St. George's, Hanover Square, London (where Prebendary Thicknesse officiated); also in Stratton Church, Cornwall. He married, in 1904, Constance, daughter of the late Edward Bonham, of Bramling House, Kent, and widow of Francis Philips, of Lee priory, Kent.

Extract from Faversham Times and Mercury and North-East Kent Journal - Saturday 24 November 1917, page 3:

Lieutenant -Colonel Algernon Carteret Thynne, D.S.O. Yeomanry (reported killed in action on November 6th), was the second son of Francis John Thynne. of Haynes Park, Bedfordshire, and grandaon of the Rev. Lord John Thynne. He was born in 1868, and married in 1904, Constance, daughter of the late Mr. Bonham, of Bramling House, Ickham, and widow of Mr. Francis Philips, of Lee Priory, Littlehourne. Colonel Thynne served in the South Afritan War (1900-2) as captain in the 7th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. He was twice mentioned in despatches, was made a Companion of the D.S.O., and was decorated with the Queen's and King's medals with six clasps.

Extract from Western Times - Friday 30 November 1917, page 5:

Memorial Service to Col. Thynne, D.S.O. at Stratton

At the Stratton Parish Church yesterday afternoon, a service was conducted by Rev. Leslie Jones (vicar) in memory of Lieut- Colonel A. C. Thynne, D.S.O,. and J.P for Cornwall, who fell, at the age of 49, in Palestine, on November 6th, while leading the men the Royal North Devon Hussars into action. The church was crowded with a sympathetic congregation, drawn from the whole neighbourhood, and representing every class of the community. As lord of the manor, Colonel Thynne had endeared himself to the people. He was a good landlord and friend. The clergy present were Revs. G. Bagly and F. Wilthere, and the Rev. C. L. Jones, who gave a touching address. The organist, Mr. Stainton, gave a fine rendering of Chopin's Marche Funebre at the commencement of the service, and the National Anthem was sung at the close. Tbe men who fell with Colonel Thynne. and those who have fallen during the war from the immediate neighbourhood, were also remembered.

Extract from Hartland and West Country Chronicle - Saturday 24 November 1917, page 6:


A service in memory of Col. Thynne and those that fell with him was held on Tuesday, 20th, at St. GFeorge's, Hanover Square, London, the same church where he was married. His widow, relatives, and many other distinguished persons were among those present.

Extract from Western Times - Friday 16 November 1917, page 5:

Lieut.-Col. Thynne, D.S.O.,
Killed in Palestine

Lieut.-Col. Algernon Carteret Thynne, D.S.O., killed in action in Palestine on November 6, served with distinction in the Boer war with the Imperial Yeomanry. In the present war he had seen service in Gallipoli, Egypt, and in the operations at Gaza. He was the second son of the late Mr Francis John Thynne of Haynes Park, Bedford, and a grandson of the late Lord John Thynne, sub-dean of Westminster. He succeeded to the Granville Estates, comprising properties in Bude. Stratton, Kilkhampton, and Morwenstowe, on the death of his father, and took up residence at Penstowe, Kilkhampton, occupied by the late Canon Thynne. With wife, he identified himself in all matters affecting the welfare of the district. A large number of men from the neighbourhood were serving with him. Lieut.-Col. Thynne was Master of the Tetcott Hounds at the outbreak of war. He was also alderman of Cornwall County Council, a county magistrate, a member of the County Education Committee, and Launceston District Education Committee chairmanof Stratton Old-age Pension Sub-Committee and chairman of Kilkhampton Parish Council.



Gunner 102364.  217th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.  Killed in action 29 August 1917.  Age 22.  Born Haynes.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Levi G. and Mary Ann Smith of 102 Church end, Haynes.  Buried:  Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. V.E.26.


Harry George

Driver T3/025581.  Royal Army Service Corps (Grenadier Guards on Memorial).  Killed in action 29 September 1915.  Age 28.  Born Westminster.  Lived Haynes.  Enlisted London.  Son of Thomas Green of Haynes.  Driver to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.   Buried:  Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. VI.D.9.


Harold John

Pte. G/25933.  1st Battalion Buffs (East Kent Regiment).  Killed in action 3 October 1918 (8 October 1918 on CD).  Born and lived Haynes.  Enlisted Bedford.  Buried:  Ramicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France.  Ref. B.40.



Cpl. L/10555. 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).  Formerly 3842 3rd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds 31 December 1914.  Born and lived Haynes.  Enlisted London.  Buried:  Bailleul Communal Cemetery (Nord), Nord, France.  Ref. G.9.



Pte. 14256.  8th Leicestershire Regiment.  Killed in action 1 October 1917.  Age 30.  Born Haynes.  Enlisted Chesterfield, Derbyshire.  Son of William and Eliza Cox;  husband of Mary Cox of 13 Barrack Square, Vicar Lane, Chesterfield.  Buried:  Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. XII.J.18.


Albert John

Pte. 40641.  10th Battalion South Wales Borderers.  Killed in action 4 November 1918. Age 36.  Formerly 33127 Bedfordshire Regiment.  Born Haynes.  Lived Berkhamstead, Herts.  Enlisted Watford.  Son of Ruth Jefford; husband of Mabel Jefford of 18 Northwood End, Haynes.  Buried:  Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.  Ref. IX.C.3.



Pte. 43462.  9th Battalion Essex Regiment.  Formerly 25469 Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 3 May 1917.  Born and lived Haynes.  Enlisted Bedford.  Buried:  Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. IV.G.9.



Pte. R/20586.  1st/7th Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).  Died 4 February 1917.  age 33.  Born and lived Haynes.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of William and Eliza Pulley of Silver Lane, Haynes, Bedfordshire.  Buried:  Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine Maritime, France.  Ref.  II.J.10.


Francis Harold

Pte. 28347.  7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.  Killed in action 17 April 1917.  Age 21.  Born Haynes.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of James and Ruth Jefford of 17 Northwood End,  Haynes.  Commemorated on   Arras memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.   Bay 7.



Pte. 675145.  2nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment).  Died 2 May 1917.  Age 25.  Son of William and Eliza Cox of Haynes.  Commemorated on   Vimy Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. 



Sgt. 9495.  1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds 29 June 1916.  Age 23.  Born and lived Haynes.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of John and Mary Jane Barber of Northwood End, Haynes.  Buried:  Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. II.A.19.



Probably:  L/Cpl. 20463.  4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 4 February 1917.  Age 36.  Born and enlisted St. Albans.  Lived Leverstock Green.  Husband of Jane Emma Elizabeth Webb of 11 Althorpe Street, Bedford.  Buried:  Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont- Hamel, Somme, France.  Ref. VIII.F.21.



Pte. 20983.  8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 19 April 1916.  Age 24.  Born and lived Upper Caldecote.  Enlisted Ampthill.  Son of Arthur and Ellen Brunt of Upper Caldecote, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.  Commemorated on   Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Panel 31 & 33.



[Keene on CD] Pte. 32055.  6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 1 March 1918.  Born and lived Haynes.  Enlisted Bedford.  Buried:  Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. XV.B.15.


Alfred J.

Pte. 7889.  1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds 23 November 1914.  (22nd November on CD).  Son of John & Emily Mason;  husband of Ellen Louisa Mason of Northwood End, Haynes.  Buried:  Belgrade Cemetery, Namur, Belgium.  Ref. V.C.6.


Frederick J.

Probably:  Pte. 16555. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action 27 April 1916.  Born and lived Shefford.  Enlisted Bedford.  Buried:  Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France.  Ref. K14.

1939 – 1945



Cpl. RMB/X303.  HMS Orion, Royal Marine Band.  Died 29 May 1941.  Age 26.  Son of Thomas John and Emily Florence Cole of Haynes.  Commemorated on   Portsmouth Naval memorial, Hampshire.  Panel 59.  Column 3. Special Note:  On 29 May 1941, HMS Orion was involved in the evacuation of British Troops from Crete.  A Luftwaffe attack inflicted 200 casualties.


Thomas Odin McIntyre

Lt. 197180 Worcestershire Regiment.  Died 19 June 1944.  Age 21.  Son of Captain W.G. McIntyre Cranko and stepson of Ethel Cranko of Haynes West End, Bedfordshire.  Buried:  Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Calvados, France.  Ref. IV.E.10. See also Bedford Modern School


Harold Henry George

[no E on CWGC] Driver T/196851 2 Res. M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps.  Died 27 May 1941.  Age 24.  Son of Harold Norman and Edith Phoeby Ellen Dawks of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.  His brother Norman J.E. Dawks, also died on service.  Commemorated on   Athens Memorial, Greece.  Face 8.


Frederick Charles

Probably:  Pte. 5948868.  5th Battalion Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment.  Died 31 May 1941.  age 31.  Commemorated on   Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery,  Myanmar.  Ref. B3.N.5.


Albert Henry

L/Cpl. 5951161.  1st Battalion  Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment.  Died 17 July 1944.  Age 25.  Son of Ernest Alfred and Hilda May Hudson;  husband of Doreen Mary Elizabeth Hudson of Haynes.  Buried:  Digboi War Cemetery, India.  Ref. 4.J.5.


Arthur James

Trooper 14288509.  Died 5 July 1943.  Age 19.  Son of Ernest Alfred and Hilda May Hudson of Haynes.  His brother Albert Henry also died on service.  Buried:  Marston Moretaine (St. Mary) Churchyard, Bedfordshire.  S.W. of church.


Cecil Joseph

Pte. 5951167.  1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment.  Died 16 November 1944.  Age 26. Son of Abner Percy and Ethel Jane Jefford of Haynes.  Buried:  Faenza War Cemetery, Italy.  Ref. VI.F.4.


George Edwin

Able Seaman C/JX 235763.  M.V. Pacific Grove, R.N.  Died 12 April 1943.  Age 21.  Son of William John and Alice Elizabeth Joy of Haynes.  Commemorated on   Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.  69.1.


Albert Edward

Pte. 14708937.  General Service Corps.  Died 16 March 1944.  age 29.  Son of Edward and Emma Wilsher of Haynes;  husband of Elizabeth May Wilsher of Haynes.  Buried:  Haynes (St. Mary) churchyard.  Row 5.  Grave 8.

14708937 PTE.
16TH MARCH 1944
AGE 29

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