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HOUGHTON CONQUEST - War Memorial

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Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards

The war memorial sits in the grounds of All Saints church beside the path.

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. Age 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. Age 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. Grave II. C. 7. See also Stewartby

CHURCH

Edward Charles

L/Cpl 47753, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 20th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 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. Age 27. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of William Church, of Midland Cottages, Kempston, Bedford. Buried in DRANOUTER CHURCHYARD, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. A. 7.

CHERRY

Reuben Henry

Private 815 "C" Sqdn. 1st/1st, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died Tuesday, 21st November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 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. Grave VIII. D. 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. Grave XI. F. 4.

HUCKLE

Frederick John

Sapper WR/255195 Railway Operating Department, Royal Engineers. Died Wednesday, 30th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Wootton, enlisted Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Brother of Susan J. Humphreys, of Shelton, Kimbolton, Hunts. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. B. 9A. See also Stewartby

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. Grave IV. D. 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 Sp. Mem. C. 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. Grave IV. G. 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. Grave I. G. 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. Age 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. Age 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. Grave R. 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. Grave III. K. 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. Age 21. Son of Joseph Banks, and of Edith E. Banks, of Tilney St. Lawrence, Norfolk. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave III. A. 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. Age 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 Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died on Monday, 27th May 1940. Age 21. Son of William Joseph and Mable Lucy King, of Houghton Conquest. Buried in COMINES (KOMEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot 53.

KING

Joseph William

Fusilier 14566702 2nd Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who died on Wednesday, 22nd March 1944. Age 19. Son of William Joseph and Mabel Lucy King, of Houghton Conquest. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Grave I. F. 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 Bn., Durham Light Infantry who died on Wednesday, 14th June 1944. Age 26. Son of Albert and Amy Elizabeth Roff; husband of Celestine Betsy Ellen Roff, of Houghton Conquest. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave XV. G. 17.

SMART

Ivor Thomas

Corporal 5116966 1st Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry who died on Sunday, 16th July 1944. Age 24. Son of Thomas William and Jessie Smart, of Houghton Conquest. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave III. E. 19.

SIMPSON

Derek Arnold

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

WINLAW

Roger De-Winton Kelsall

Squadron Leader 72178 256 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 31st October 1942. Age 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.

1951

SMALLESHAW

P J

Private. Army Catering Corps. Killed in action 21st May 1951 in the Korean War.

13 May 2004

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