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HOUGHTON CONQUEST WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards

The war memorial sits in the grounds of All Saints church, Houghton Conquesrt, beside the path. It takes the form of a smooth, granite, column on a square plinth; the inscription is on the plinth. There are 16 names listed for World War 1, nine for World War 2 and one for the Korean War.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2001

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

CHAPPELL

William Charles
Private 102623, 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action Tuesday, 16th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Enlisted Bedford, resident Wootton. Son of the late William and Mary Ann Chappell. Formerly 6378, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7

CHAPPELL

Ernest George
Private G/18844, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Saturday, 28th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 35. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Sarah Ann Chappell, of Rectory Lane, Houghton Conquest. Buried in LE FERMONT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 7. See also Stewartby

CHURCH

Edward Charles
L/Cpl 47753, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 20th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Kempston Hardwick, enlisted Bedford. Son of William Church, of 7, Midland Cottages, Kempston Hardwick. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 93 to 94

CHURCH

Joseph George
Acting Sergeant 8482, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 30th January 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of William Church, of Midland Cottages, Kempston, Bedford. Buried in DRANOUTER CHURCHYARD, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 7.

CHERRY

Reuben Henry
Private 815, "C" Squadron, 1st/1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died Tuesday, 21st November 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Dunstable. Son of Titus Cherry, of Forge, Houghton Conquest. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 205.

GORE

Henry Charles
L/Cpl 31406, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action Tuesday, 27th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Milton Ernest, enlisted Leicester. Formerly 154434, R.F.A. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium. Plot XI. Row F. Graveb 4.

HUCKLE

Frederick Charles
Private CH7577, chatham Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action 30 April 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 40. Born 26 February 1875 in Southill, Bedfordshire. Baprtised 10 March 1878 in Biggleswade. Son of Jesse and Mariam Huckle, of Stanford, Biggleswade, Beds.; husband of Mrs Jessie Priscilla Huckle (nee Stevens), of Houghton Conquest, Ampthill, Beds (married 1898). Labourer by trade. Enlisted London 2 October 1893; discharged completed period of limited engagement 3 October 1905; enrolled RFR 19 December 1906; Chatham Battalion at Dunkirk 20 September 1914 to 2 October 1914 & Defence of Antwerp 3-9 October 1914; Mesopotamian Expeditioanry Force 6 February until his death. Listed in the Trade Union Members, Service & Casualties 1914-1918, killed in action, from Houghton Branch. Buried in BEACH CEMETERY, ANZAC, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row B. Grave 39. See also Stewartby

Extract from National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918

HUCKLE, F. C., Private, R.M.L.I.

He was mobilised in August 1914. and immediately drafted to Prance, where he took part in the defence of Antwerp. Later he was transferred to the Dardanelles, and saw much severe fighting during, the Landing at Gallipoli, He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on April 30th, 1915, and was entitled to the 191.4 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

" A valiant Soldier, with undaunted heart he breasted life's last hill."

4, Albert Cottages,Houghton Conquest, near Ampthill, Beds.

Za979 /B.

O'DELL

Walter G
L/Cpl 13734, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Tuesday, 27th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Houghton Conquest, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Mrs. G. O'Dell, of Bedford St., Ampthill. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 17.

ROBINSON

Hedley E
Private 2726, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 24th September 1915 in Gallipoli. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Ampthill. Buried in 7th FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey. Grave Special. Memorial Srction C. Grave 23. See also Stewartby

SIMPKINS

Charles Joseph
Sergeant 22504, Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's). Died Sunday, 29th September 1918 in the Persian Gulf. Born and resident HOughton Conquest, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 17775, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, Iran. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 2.

TURVEY

Arthur
Private 15760, "A" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 16th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Bedford. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 17. See also Stewartby

TURVEY

Francis John
Private 29206, "B" Company 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Jane Turvey, of Houghton Conquest. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

TURVEY

George
Private 53433, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 6th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Enlisted Bedford. Formerly 31928, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of John and Beulah Turvey. Native of Houghton Conquest. Buried in TOURCOING (PONT-NEUVILLE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section R. Grave 4. See also Stewartby

WEBB

Fred C
Sergeant 203202, 4th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 15th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Houghton conquest, enlisted Ampthill. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3

WOODING

Richard
[Listed as WOODLNG on CWGC] Private 20147, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Rose Wooding, of Clifton, Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 17. See also Stewartby

WOOD

E
3rd Northamptonshire Regiment. No further information at present
   1939 - 1945

BANKS

J
Sherwood Forresters. possibly JOSEPH BANKS Second Lieutenant 312439 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) who died on Saturday, 29th July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Joseph Banks, and of Edith E. Banks, of Tilney St. Lawrence, Norfolk. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 13.

CHURCH

Reginald Arthur
Petty Officer Motor Mechanic P/MX 126168 H.M.M.T.B. 444., Royal Navy who died on Wednesday, 14th February 1945. Aged 21. Son of Alfred Oliver Church, and of Elizabeth Church, of Kempston and Hardwick. Buried in OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 9. Row 10. Grave 3.

KING

Arthur William
Private 5952092 8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died on Monday, 27th May 1940. Aged 21. Son of William Joseph and Mable Lucy King, of Houghton Conquest. Buried in COMINES (KOMEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave 53.

KING

Joseph William
Fusilier 14566702 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who died on Wednesday, 22nd March 1944. Aged 19. Son of William Joseph and Mabel Lucy King, of Houghton Conquest. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot I. Row F. Grave 7.

PRITCHARD

John Leonard
Pilot Officer 54285 Air Gnr. 619 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Tuesday, 11th April 1944. Buried in EINDHOVEN (WOENSEL) GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot KK. Grave 36.

ROFF

William Ernest
Private 5387111 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry who died on Wednesday, 14th June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Albert and Amy Elizabeth Roff; husband of Celestine Betsy Ellen Roff, of Houghton Conquest. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XV. Row G. GRave 17.

SMART

Ivor Thomas
Corporal 5116966 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry who died on Sunday, 16th July 1944. Ages 24. Son of Thomas William and Jessie Smart, of Houghton Conquest. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 19.

SIMPSON

Derek Arnold
Leading Aircraftman 932901 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 8th November 1945. Aged 23. Son of Arthur Arnold Vaughan Simpson and Myrtle Esther Simpson, of Houghton Conquest. Buried in MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI, India. Plot 7. Row E. Grave 18.

WINLAW

Roger De-Winton Kelsall
Squadron Leader 72178 256 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 31st October 1942. Aged 30. Son of the Revd. George Preston Kelsall Winlaw, M.A., and Minnie Winlaw; husband of Marsali Mary Winlaw, of Cookham Dean, Berkshire. B.A. Hons. (Cantab.), Master at Harrow School. Commemorated in LIVERPOOL (ANFIELD) CREMATORIUM, Lancashire. Panel 3.

KOREAN WAR - 1951

SMALLESHAW

Percy John
[Spelt SMALLSHAW on records] Private 1877582, Army Catering Corps. Killed in action 3 January 1951 in the Korean War.Aged 32. Born 6 December 1918. Buried in the UN Memorial Cemetery, Pusan, South Korea. Section 23. Row 9. Grave 1652.

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