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NORTHILL AND CALDECOTE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2018

The Northill and Caldecoate Roll of Honour is located within St. Mary's Church, Northill. It takes the form of a polished oak board with black painted letters; a gold cross is to be found next to the names of those who died ( - 34 names), the remainder served and returned. The board is not completely in alphabetical order but has been sorted here to be in true alphabetical order.

Photographs Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2017

ROLL OF HONOUR
1914 1918
NAMES OF THE MEN FROM THE
PARISH OF NORTHILL WITH CALDECOTE
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR

ASKHAM J
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BALLARD E
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BARKER A
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BARKER C
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BERRIDGE J
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BOWLES A
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BOWLES A
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BOWLES C
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BREED J
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BROWN J
BRUNT C
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BRUNT Ch
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BRUNT F
BRUNT H
BRUNT H
BRUNT R
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BRUNT S
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BRUNT W
BRUNT W
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BRYANT A
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BUCK C
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BUCK H
BUCK S
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BUTCHER G
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BYGRAVES A
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BYGRAVES A C
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BYGRAVES E
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BYGRAVES F
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BYGRAVES J
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BYGRAVES S
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CHESSUM A
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CLARK W
CLAYTON J
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COLE F
COLE J R W
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COOPER C
COOPER F
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COOPER S
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COURSE C
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COURSE Ch
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COURSE S G
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COURSE W
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DANIEL G W
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DARNELL A
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DARNELL C
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DARNELL E
DARNELL E
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DARNELL H
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DE BRISAY A C D
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DE BRISAY R L
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EBBS S
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ELLIMAN G D
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ELLIMAN K
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FLINDERS S
FOXLEY F
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GARNER B
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GARNER F
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GENTLE S
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GILL A
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GODFREY H
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GOSS A
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GOSS B
GOSS J E
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GRAY H
HARE A E
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HARVEY J
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HUMPHRIES A
HUMPHRIES C J
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HUMPHRIES E
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HUMPHRIES F
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HUMPHRIES M
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JEEVES T W
KELLER H
LEGGETT E
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LILLEY J
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LINCOLN H G
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LITTLE A
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LITTLE A W
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LITTLE F
LITTLE F
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LITTLE H
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LITTLE S
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LOWE R
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MARSHALL A
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MARSHALL G
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MARSOM F J
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MARSOM F W
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MARSOM J
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MARSOM L T
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MAUDLIN C P
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MAUDLIN F
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MILTON E P
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MILTON W T
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NEWTON P
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NORMAN C H D
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NORMAN H J
NORMAN W
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NOTTINGHAM A J
NOTTINGHAM C
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ODELL P
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OSBORNE A
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PARRISH A
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PATES H
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QUINCE F A
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QUINCE J
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RADFORD J
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REEKS W
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REEVES F
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RICHARDSON W
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ROBINSON F
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ROBINSON G
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ROBINSON O
ROBINSON W
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SHELTON A
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SHELTON C
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SHELTON G
SHELTON V
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SMITH C
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SMITH S
SMITH W
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STANFORD J
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STANTON C
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STOCKER F
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STOCKER J
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STOKES A
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STOKES C W
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STOKES H
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STOKES H J
STOKES R
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STOKES W
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STREET H
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SUMMERFIELD J
TAYLOR F
TAYLOR H
TAYLOR W
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THOMAS C H D
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THOMAS E
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THOMSON J S
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THOMSON W A
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TIPPINGE L G
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VINTINER E
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VINTINER F G
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VINTINER L
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WAGSTAFF A
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WAGSTAFF D
WAGSTAFF H
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WATTS F
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WEBB A
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WEBB G W
WEBB P
WEEDON S
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WENTWORTH-FITZWILLIAM G J C
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WILLSHER F
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WILLSHER H
WILLSHER S
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WILLSHER W
WOOD E G
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WOOD R O
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WOODCRAFT S
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WOODS A W
WOODS E
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WOODS H
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WOODS J
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WOODWARD A
WOODWARD A
WOODWARD J
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WOODWARD P
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WOODWARD R M
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WRIGHT F
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Summarised list of war dead

BROWN

James [William]

Private 23712, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 13 November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Sandy, enlisted Bedford, resident Northill. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Sandy War Memorial and Ickwell Green

BRUNT

Frederick [William]

Private G/25413. 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 14 June 1917. Age 41. Born Northill, enlisted Bedford, resident Biggleswade. Son of Joseph and Ellen Brunt, of Ickwell Green, Biggleswade, Beds. Formerly 20101, Middlesesx Regiment. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row F. Grave 18. See also Ickwell Green

BRUNT, MM

Harold [James]

Private 43275 "B" Company 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 4 April 1918. Age 24. Born and resident Thorncote Green, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph and Susan Brunt, of Northill Rd., Ickwell, Biggleswade, Beds. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 21329, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in NAMPS-AU-VAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 10. See also Ickwell Green

BRUNT

Herbert

Private 23533. 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 27 September 1918. Age 21. Born and resident Northill, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Arthur and Alice M. Brunt, of Northill, Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 17. See also Ickwell Green

BRUNT

William

Private 20983. 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19 April 1916. Age 24. Born and resident Upper Caldecote, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Arthur, and Ellen Brunt, of Upper Caldecote, Biggleswade, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Ickwell Green

BUCK

Harry [Francis]

Bombardier 65635. 25th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds Sunday 20 September 1914. Age 20. Born Biggleswade, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late William Buck and of Emily Buck (stepmother), of Northill, Biggleswade, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also Ickwell Green

BUCK

Sidney

Private 23498, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 23 October 1918. Born Northill, enlisted Ampthill, resident Biggleswade. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 14. See also Ickwell Green
BUTCHER G
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CLARK William
Died 1917. No further information available at present. See also Ickwell Green
COLE Frederick
Private 51628, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 7 November 1918. Born and resident Upper Caldecote, enlisted Ampthill. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot XIII. Row G. Grave 32. See also Ickwell Green
COOPER Charles [William]
Private 95105. Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Thursday 8 August 1918. Age 26. Born and resident Northill, enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Cooper, of Thorncote, Sandy, Beds. Formerly G/3068, Cavalry. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XVIII. Row D. Grave 3. See also Ickwell Green
DARNELL Ernest [John Henry]
Private 32111, 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on Monday 9 April 1917 [SDGW states 12th]. Age 19. Son of Ada Elizabeth Comyns (formerly Darnell), of Church Path, Sandy, and the late John Darnell. Native of Caldecote. Born Northill, enlisted Bedford, resident Lower Caldecote. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 11. See also Ickwell Green
FLINDERS

Samuel [aka Sam]

Private 27828. 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 29 April 1917. Age 30. Born Northill, enlisted Bedford, resident Sandy. Son of Samuel Flinders, of Brookend, Sandy, Beds, and the late Clara Flinders. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Ickwell Green
GOSS Bertie
Lance Corporal 25369. 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 19 November 1916. Age 21. Born Northill, enlisted Bedford, resident Lower Caldecote. Son of John and Elizabeth Goss, of Lower Caldecote, Biggleswade, Beds. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 210. See also Ickwell Green
GRAY, MM Hubert [Ernest]
Lance Corporal 18180. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 27 September 1918. Born and resident Broom, enlisted Bedford. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 350757, Essex egiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5. See also Ickwell Green
HUMPHRIES

Arthur [Percy]

Sergeant 9425, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 October 1916. Born Northill, enlisted Sandy, resident Biggleswade. Buried in BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 14. See also Ickwell Green

JEEVES

Thomas William

[Listed as William Thomas JEEVES on SDGW, CWGC and National Roll of the Great War] Private 16434, Essex Yeomanry. Died of wounds 22 June 1918. Aged 19. Born Lower Caldecote, enlisted Aldershot, resident Girtford, Sandy. Son of Frederick and Ada Jeeves, of 5, George Town, Girtford, Sandy. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 18. See also Ickwell Green

Extract from NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR, SECTION XII, BEDFORD & NORTHAMPTON, page 127.

JEEVES, W. T., Trooper, Essex Dragoons.
He joined in May 1917, and, completing his training in the following year, was drafted to the Western Front. After a few months’ heavy fighting he made the supreme sacrifice, being killed during a night raid on June 22nd, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

“He died the noblest death a man may die,
Fighting for God and right and liberty.”

5, George Town, Sandy, Beds.
Z3099.

KELLER

Harry

Died 1916. probably Henry KELLER, Sapper 34932, 5th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 5 September 1916. Born Poplar, Middlesex, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 8660, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 32. See also Ickwell Green

LITTLE

Frederick

Lance Corporal 23515. 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 30 October 1917. Age 34. Born Ickwell, enlisted Ampthill, resident Biggleswade. Son of Charles and Sarah Little, of Warden Lane, Ickwell, Biggleswade, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See also Ickwell Green

NORMAN

Herbert James

Private 9596. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 31 October 1914. Age 25. Born Sandy, enlisted Bedford, resident Biggleswade. Son of James Norman, of Northill, Biggleswade Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Ickwell Green

NOTTINGHAM

Alfred James

Lance Corporal 233546. 2nd Battalion, London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). Died Monday 11 November 1918. Age 21. Born Caldecote, enlisted Bedford, resident Hatch. Son of Mrs. W. Nottingham, of Hatch, Sandy, Beds. Formerly 4603, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in LIEGE (ROBERMONT) CEMETERY, Liege, Liege, Belgium. Grave 43. See also Ickwell Green

ROBINSON

Owen [Thomas]

Private 16610. 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19 April 1916. Age 21. Born and resident Northill, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. G. and Mrs. Martha Robinson, of Thorncote Rd., Northill, Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row Q. Grave 21. See also Ickwell Green

SHELTON

George [W]

Private 20532, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 October 1916. Enlisted Bedford, resident Biggleswade. Buried in BERLES POSITION MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 4. See also Ickwell Green

Extract from NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR, SECTION V, LUTON, page 317.
SHELTON, G. W., Pte., 1/4th Lincolnshire Regt.
He volunteered in 1915, and in June of the following year proceeded to the Western Front. Whilst in this theatre of war he took part in several important engagements, and was unfortunately killed in action on the Somme on September 14th, 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
The Green, Ickwell, near Biggleswade.
Z4598/C.

SMITH

Sidney

Private 103483, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died as a prisoner of war 29 November 1918. Born and resident Northill, enlisted Ampthill. Formerly 23553, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot V. Row C. Grave 13. See also Ickwell Green

STOKES

Herbert James

Private 35710. 56th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds Monday 13 November 1916. Age 22. Born and resident Caldecote, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of David and Jemima Stokes, of Upper Caldecote, Beds. Formerly 25560, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 17. See also Ickwell Green

SUMMERFIELD

Joseph

Private 18827. "A" Company 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 19 May 1916. Age 36. Born Northill, enlisted Biggleswade, resident Ickwell Green. Son of Alfred and Sarah Summerfield, of Warden Lane, Ickwell Green, Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 43. See also Ickwell Green

TAYLOR

Frederick

Private 41663, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Ickwell, enlisted Biggleswade, resident Ickwell Green. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29. See also Ickwell Green

TAYLOR, MM

Harold [George]

Serjeant 201405. 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in Palestine Sunday 3 November 1918. Age 22. Son of Mr. W. Taylor, of Ickwell Green, Biggleswade, Beds. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Grave 78. See also Ickwell Green

WAGSTAFF

David

Private 31280. 10th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 22 April 1917. Age 29. Born Upper Caldecote, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of William Wagstaff, of I, Camden Terrace, Upper Caldecote, Beds.; husband of May Richardson (formerly Wagstaff), of Brook End, Sandy, Beds. Formerly 25406, Northmaptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8. See also Ickwell Green

WEBB

George W

Died 1917. No further information available at present. See also Ickwell Green

WEBB Philip
Private 27953, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action on Monday, 13 November 1916. Husband of Rachel Webb, father of Elizabeth Webb, Upper Caldecote. Born newmarket, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Biggleswade. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 23. See also Ickwell Green
WILLSHER Herbert
Private 20589, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Caldecote, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Mrs. Lilian Stokes. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See also Ickwell Green
WILSHER [George] William
[Listed as WILLSHER on memorial] Private G/14879, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Born Northill, enlisted Bedford. Eldest son of Jane and David Wilsher. Originally enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88. See also Ickwell Green

Special Note: His two cousins narrowly escaped being killed, they were in the same bunker/trench and had only just moved to another before the bomb hit. This is was how his mother and father knew for certain that he was dead.

WOODS Arthur William
Biggleswade. Husband of Mrs. B. Woods, of High St., Langford, nr. Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 50. See also Ickwell Green

Extract from NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR, SECTION V, LUTON, page 393.
WOODS, A., Private, 1st Northamptonshire Regt.
He joined in April 1916, and was drafted to the Western Front three months later, and was in action in various parts of the line, fighting in many important engagements. He was wounded during the first British Offensive on the Somme, and subsequently died from his injuries on August 18th, 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
Lower Caldecote, Biggleswade.
Z5629/C.

WOODWARD Albert

Ordinary Seaman J/33440, H.M.S. "Vanguard.", Royal Navy. Died Monday 9 July 1917. Age 18. Son of Joseph and Emma Eliza Woodward, of The Lane, Northill, Biggleswade. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 25. See also Ickwell Green

Special Note: Just before midnight on 9th July 1917, the St. Vincent class battleship, HMS Vanguard suddenly blew up due to a magazine explosion. 800 crew were lost. No definitive reason for the explosion has ever been found.

WOODWARD Arthur
Private 43278, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 May 1918. Born Caldecote, enlisted Biggleswade. Formerly 26788, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 10. See also Ickwell Green

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