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World War II Memorial in Church

THIS ANCIENT CHAPEL WAS RESTORED
BY THE PEOPLE OF THIS PARISH
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE
WAR OF 1939 – 1945, AND IN THANKFULLNESS
TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR ALL
THOSE WHO RETURNED TO THEIR HOMES
AND TO WORSHIP HERE
1948
WITH PROUD THANKSGIVING REMEMBER

 

 

1939 – 1945

BUTCHER

William Percy

Pte. 14523385. 2nd Battalion The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Monday 17 July 1944. Age 34. Son of Matthew Samuel Henry & Eleanor Elezabeth Butcher; husband of Esther Gertrude May Butcher of Meppershall, Beds. Commemorated: Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. II.B.23

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright © Darren Butcher 2010

DILLEY

Kenneth Bruce

Gunner 873961. 68 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 8 July 1944. Age 23. Son of Frederick & Gladys Pettifar, of Shefford, Beds. Commemorated: Benneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Ref. Coll. Grave XIV.A.1-9.

LUMSDAINE

Ernest Roy

Warrant Officer 402372 Royal Australian Air Force. Died in accident Thursday 6 January 1944. Age 25. Born Meppershall. Resident Queenscliffe Road, Queenscliffe, Via Manly, NSW. Commmercial representative before call up. Son of Russell Robberds Lumsdaine & Rose Victoria Lumsdaine of Harbord, New South Wales, Australia. Commemorated: Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire. Ref. Plot ½. Grave 132B. Reference to be found in the Australian War Memorials AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force. Commemorated Manly Roll of Honour.

MARRIOTT

Clive Frederick

L/Cpl. 6354518. 5th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. Died Saturday 1 July 1944. Age 23. Son of William & Gertrude Marriott; husband of Veronica Beryl Marriott of Meppershall, Beds. Commemorated: Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Ref. III.G.18

PETTIFAR

Basil Ralph

Fusilier 5961827. 9th Battalion Royal Fusilier (City of London) Regiment. Died Sunday 5 December 1943. Age 28. Son of Ralph & Mary V. Pettifar, of Meppershall, Beds. Commemorated: Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. XIX.J.12

STAPLETON

Kenneth William

Lance Bombardier 1829726. 286 Bty., 77 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Wednesday 11 November 1942. Age 25. Son of Frederick & Eliza Stapleton of Meppershall, Beds. Commemorated: Delhi War Cemetery, India. Ref. 4.B.7.

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