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MOGGERHANGER WAR MEMORIAL

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The Memorial sits in the church graveyard to the left of the church.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF MUGGERHANGER WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

ASHWELL Walter
Private 12101, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died on Tuseday, 18th September 1917 in Turkey. Born Moggerhanger (Moorhanger), enlisted Sandy. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 16 and 62
BUCKLE Jack
Private 22792, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 20th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Chalton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Rebecca Buckle, of Charlton (Chalton), Sandy, Beds. Buried in Ribecourt British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave I. C. 11.
BURR Walter
Private 31470, 40th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action Tuesday, 9th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Muggerhanger, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Herbert and Betsy Burr, of 19, Muggerhanger, Sandy. Beds. Formerly 23953, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.
BUNCH Charles Walter
Lieutenant [SDGW says 2nd Lieut], 128th Siege Bty. 1, Royal Garrison Artillery who was killed in action on Wednesday, 1st November 1916 [SDGW says 13th November 1916]. Age 34. Husband of May Maud Bunch, of 14, Harley Rd., Newtown, Great Yarmouth. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. D. 4.
CHAPMAN Alfred E
Corporal 43106, Royal Engineers. Died Monday 13th May 1918. Aged 48. Husband of E. Jeeves (formerly Chapman), of 21, Eveline Terrace, Sandy. Buried in St. John's Graveyard, Moggerhanger. South-East of Church.
FRANKLIN, Order of St. George 4th Class (Russia). George William
Acting Corporal 8328, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 5th June 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Northill, enlisted Bedford, resident Sandy. Son of William and Lucy Franklin, of 7, George Town, Sandy, Beds. Awarded Order of St. George 4th Class (Russia). Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
GARNER Joseph
Private 6732, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 13th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Northill, enlisted Bedford, resident Chalton. Buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles, Yvelines, France. Grave 2. 18.
HOW Henry John
Private 114477, 9th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Thursday, 25th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Formerly M/282371, R.A.S.C. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A
JEEVES Claud Alfred
[Also spelt Claude] Lance Corporal 23278, 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday, 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Rugby. Formerly 2263, Rifle Brigade. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A
LOWE Albert George
Private 23583, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Moggerhanger, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lowe, of 15, St. John's Rd., Moggerhanger, Sandy, Beds. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5
NORMAN Albert
Private 13113, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 9th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Moggerhanger, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Special Memorial 14.
PITTS Bertie
possibly Private, 33188, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who died on Sunday, 20th October 1918. Buried in Bethencourt Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave C. 26.
TATMAN John
Private 33090, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 13th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born Muggerhanger, enlisted Bedford, resident Shalton (Chalton). Formerly 6398, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. F. 3.
WATTS Maurice Henry
Private 32548, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 26th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born and resident Chalton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Henry (died 12th June 1942) & Lucy (died 8th November 1950), brother of Charles Thomas (died 19th July 1929). Formerly 2108, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A
1939-1945
HALL Reginald William
Private, 5950230, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 21st September 1944. Age 30. Prisoner of war. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hall, of Moggerhanger. Commeorated on the Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 63.
JACOB Arthur H
probably Herbert Arthur JACOB, Lance Sergeant 5948816, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshirem Regiment. Died 17th September 1943 as a prisoner of war of the Japanese. Aged 25. Son of George Frank and Winifred Jacob; husband of Vera Elizabeth Jacob, of Great Barford. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B1. Row J. Grave 15.
Not on memorial but with Moggerhanger connections taken from grave inscriptions
LLOYD Frank
Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 1430128, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed over Germany 25th February 1944. Aged 23. Son of William Harry (died 1952) & Emily (died 1961), Lloyd, of North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, originally; brother of Gladys Phoenix (died 29th May 1963, married to Harold). Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany. Plot 7. Row A. Grave 3.
TOTHILL Frank Hugh neville
Sergeant (Pilot) 927548, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on active service 11 October 1941. Aged 25. Son of Francis James and Charity Wish Tothill, of Moggerhanger. Buried North-East of the church in ST. JOHN CHURCHYARD, MOGGERHANGER, Bedfordshire.

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