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HENLOW WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Lynda Smith

This memorial is set by the side of Henlow High Street, in the middle of the village, beside numbers 55 and 63. The memorial takes the form of an enclosed area in the centre of which is a plinth surmounted by a column topped with an aurn and bronxe flame. Each face of the base contains inscriptions topeed by a wreath. There are 27 names for World War 1 and 7 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled 21 May 1920, monies were raised by public subscription; the site cost £343 and the memorial £273 7s 0d. The masons were Joseph Whitehead & Sons. Details appeared in the Bedfordshire Times & Independent 28 May 1920. The memorial was cleaned and restored in 1988. The names have been sorted into alphabetical order here whereas the memorial is in its own order.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2010

THIS MEMORIAL
IS ERECTED BY
PARISHIONERS
AND FRIENDS TO
THE HONOURED
MEMORY OF THE
HENLOW MEN
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR

1914 – 1918
BRANDRAM William Flack
Possibly Pte 5946 Household Cavalry 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) Killed in action Friday 30 October 1914. Born Bermondsey, London. Lived Biggleswade. Enlisted London. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.
BREACHER Thomas John
Pte. 10387. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 3 March 1917. Born & lived Henlow. Enlisted Biggleswade. Commemorated: Cambrian Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. H.17.
BYWATERS Edwin John
Pte. 10333. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 23 August 1914. Age 21. Son of Harry & Emma Bywaters of High Street, Henlow. Commemorated: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
BYWATERS Ernest
Pte. TR9/14748. 28th Training Reserve Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died at home Wednesday 5 September 1917. Age 18. Born Henlow. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of Harry & Emma Bywaters of High Street, Henlow. Commemorated: Henlow (St Mary) Churchyard. In N.E. Part
BYWATERS Horace
Gunner 40913. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Friday 29 March 1918. age 21. Born Henlow. Enlisted Bedford. . Son of Harry & Emma Bywaters of High Street, Henlow. Commemorated: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France. Ref. V.B.43
CHURCH Albert Baden
Pte. PLY/20031. R.M. Depot (Deal) Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died Monday 19 August 1918. Age 17. Son of Mr. Mrs. John Church of Park Lane, Henlow. Commemorated: Henlow (St Mary) Churchyard. In N.E. Part. (Grave reads: PLY 20031 PRIVATE A.B.CHURCH ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY 19TH AUGUST 1918 AGE 17)
COOPER Herbert
Pte 30609. Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line (Bedford Yeomanry). Killed in action Sunday 31 March 1918. Born & lived Henlow. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Poziers Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Panel 7.
COOPER Jesse
Cpl. A/201216 16th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps (formerly 31862 Suffolk Regiment TR/13/21079 109th TR Battalion) Died of wounds 12 March 1918. Born Henlow. Lived East Heckington (CD has Beds). Enlisted Hitchin. Son of Herbert & Mary Cooper of Parks Farm, East Heckington, Boston, Lincs. Commemorated: Potijze Chateau Ground Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I.A.37
FIELD Arthur
Pte. 2641. 2nd Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died Friday 21 July 1916. Age 31. Born Henlow. Lived Clerkenwell, Middlesex. Enlisted Holborn, Middlesex. Son of George & Elizabeth Field of Hitchin Road, Henlow. Husband of Kate Field of 55 Newfoundland Street, St. Paul’s, Bristol. Commemorated: Salonika (Lembert Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Ref. 276.
FIELD Martin Edgar
L/Cpl. 14808. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28 September 1916. Born & lived Henlow. Enlisted Biggleswade. Commemorated: Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Ref. I.A.31.
FIELD Wilfred
Pte. 10385. 1st battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 6 April 1915. Born and lived Henlow. Enlisted Biggleswade. Commemorated: Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. I.E.23.
FISHER Archer Sidney
Possibly Archie Sidney FISHER. Rifleman 5505 "C" Coy. 1st Battalion Rifle brigade (The prince consort’s Own). Killed in action Monday 16 November 1914. Age 21. Born Claxton, Norfolk. Lived Biggleswade. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Clarence Sidney & Rosa Fisher or Hungerfields, Huirstpierpoint, Sussex. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. Panel 10.
GURNEY Thomas Henry

2nd Corporal 245334. Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 4 July 1918. Commemorated: Henlow (St Mary) Churchyard. In N.E. Part.

Gravestone reads: 245334 2nd CORPORAL T.H. GURNEY ROYAL ENGINEERS 4 JULY 1918

HARE Herbert William
Pte. 75880. Posted 2/2nd London Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment (Formerly TR/10/157349 51st T.R. Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 14 April 1918. Born & lived Henlow. Enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated: Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France. Ref. II.J.16
HUGHES William Arthur
Sapper 31254. Corps of e Royal Engineers (formerly 11th Field Coy. R.E.) Died Tuesday 18 September 1917. Age 38. Born Kentish Town. Lived Biggleswade. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas Hughes. Husband of Esther Hughes of High Street, Henlow. Commemorated: Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III.C.9
JORDAN George William
Pte. 26331. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1 June 1918. Age 29. Born & lived Henlow. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred & Emma Jordon of High Street, Henlow. Commemorated: Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, Nord, France. Ref. Plot 4, Row A, Grave 12.
LEGATE Herbert
Cpl. 26850. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 4 November 1917. Born Henlow. Lived Biggleswade. Enlisted Bedford. Husband of Emily Legate of 95 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade. Commemorated: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XXI.E.E.6
MAGER Bert
Rifleman (Lance Corporal) R/1535. 7th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in Action Friday 22 March 1918. Born Biggleswade. Lived Bedford. Enlisted St. Pancras, Middlesex. Son of William and Emma Mager of 61 High Street, Henlow, Beds. The obituary in the Biggleswade Chronicle states: "...prior to his joining up he was employed in the gardens of a Welsh estate". Commemorated Poziers Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Panel 61 to 64.
SABEY Arthur Wilfred
Pte. 30605. Household Cavalry, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds Wednesday 16 January 1918. Lived Henlow. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. IV.E.28
SALE Francis (Frank) Herbert
Pte. 103114. 2nd/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment). (Formerly 3260 Bedfordshire Regiment). Died of wounds Saturday 20 April 1918. Age 20. Born & lived Henlow. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of Herbert & Eliza Sale of High Street, Henlow. Commemorated: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XXVI.G.18A.
TURNER John Archer
No further information currently available.
VINE Edward
No further information currently available.
VINE Wilfred
Pte. 10410. ‘B’ Coy. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 20 April 1915. Age 19. Born and lived Henlow. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. W. Vine of T.A.E.A. Cottages, Henlow. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 & 33
VINE Wilfred Jesse
Pte. CH/16758 (RFR/B/2033) Chatham Battalion, R.N. Division Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died Tuesday 13 July 1915. age 26. Son of Ellen Vine of "Thenioux", Arlesey Road, Henlow and the late Frank Vine. Husband of Valentine Vine of A Bois Andran, Thenioux, Cher, France. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Ref. Panel 2 to 7.
WILTON Albert
Pte. 26785. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 9 August 1916. Age 35. Born & lived Henlow. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of late Charles & Sarah Wilton of Henlow. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 2.C.
WILTON Albert
Pte. 27806. 3rd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Sunday 22 July 1917. Age 30. Born & lived Henlow. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of William & Martha Wilton of High Street, Henlow. Commemorated: Henlow (St Mary) Churchyard. In N.E. Part.
WILTON John William
Pte 96944 (formerly 13808 28th Battalion Training Reserve). Died of wounds Monday 22 April 1918. Age 19. Born Henlow. Enlisted Hitchin. Youngest son of William & Martha Wilton of High Street, Henlow. Commemorated: Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III.E.27.
1939 – 1945
ALLEN Lawrence Raymond
Flying Officer 123094. 181 Sqdn. R.A.F.V.R. Died Tuesday 25 January 1944. Age 24. Son of frank Duncan Allen & Ethel Alfritha Allen of Henlow, Beds. Commemorated: Runneymede Memorial, Surrey. Ref. Panel 204.
FREESTON Ronald
Poss. Gunner 1653738. 49 Bty. 48 Lt. A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 21 February 1942. Commemorated: Jakarta (Ancol) Netherlands Field of Honour, Indonesia. Ref. I.71-72
JARVIS Sidney John
Pte. 6020618. 4th battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died Tuesday 6 July 1943. age 27. Husband of Doris Irene Jarvis of Clifton, beds. Commemorated: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. Coll. Grave 1. P. 60-65.
LENNOX-BOYD Francis Gordon
Major 57305. Cdg. 22nd Indep. Coy. Parachute Regiment A.A.C. formerly Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) R.A.C. Died Tuesday 6 June 1944. age 34. Son of Alan Walter Lennox-Boyd and Florence Anne Lennox-Boyd of Westminster, London. M.A. (Oxon.) F.R.G.S. County Councillor of Bedfordshire. Commemorated: Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Ref. IIIA.G.5
LENNOX-BOYD George Edward
Major 31171. Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died Tuesday 9 November 1943. Age 41. Son of Alan Walter Lennox-Boyd and Florence Anne Lennox-Boyd of Westminster, London. M.A. (Oxon.) Commemorated: Henlow (St Mary) Churchyard. East end of Churchyard.
PHILLIPS Arthur James
Captain 200549. 73 anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 30 December 1944. Age 29. Son of William Henry & Clara Helena Phillips of Henlow, Beds. Commemorated: Caserta War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. VII.D.10
WILTON Lawrence
Possibly Cpl. 5951422. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Thursday 21 September 1944. Age 26. Son of William & Annie Wilton. Husband of Joyce E. Wilton of Letchworth, Herts. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Ref. Column 62.

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