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LOWER GRAVENHURST - War Memorial

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

ST. MARY’S REDUNDANT CHURCH

WINDOW

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF

EVELYN ERNEST ARNOLD COLLISSON

2ND LIEUTENANT 2ND BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
FEBRUARY 23RD 1916.
THE ONLY SON OF REVD. THOMAS COLLISSON
(DURING WHOSE INCUMBENCY (1896 – 1916) THE CHURCHES OF
UPPER AND LOWER GRAVENHURST WERE RESTORED)
AND FLORENCE HIS WIFE.
THIS WINDOW WAS ERECTED BY HIS FELLOW OFFICERS AND MANY FRIENDS.

COLLISSON

Evelyn Ernest Arnold

Second Lieutenant "A" Coy. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 23 February 1916. Age 22. Son of the Rev, Thomas Collisson, Rector of Gravenhurst, Beds., and Florence Collisson. Buried: Cerisy-Gailley Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref, II.G.22.

The churchyard serves as the cemetery for Upper Gravenhurst Church.

Buried in the graveyard are

SMITH

George

Pte. 31553. 3rd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home 22 July 1917. Born & lived Gravenhurst. Enlisted Ampthill.

31553 PTE.
G. SMITH
BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
22ND JULY 1917

GREVETT

Charles Edward

Sergeant 1868476 U/T Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 2 April 1945. Age 19. Son of Albert and Kate Grevett of Gravenhurst.

1868476 SGT.
C.E. GREVETT
U/T AIR GUNNER
R.A.F.
2ND APRIL 1945. AGE 19
TO A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
CAME A SUDDEN END
HE DIED AS HE LIVED
EVERYONE’S FRIEND.

1 February 2003

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