War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards
additional information David Manning
are two memorials, the first outisde the church is to the men of
the parish who fell in the two world wars.
The second is from the 92nd Bomb Group, USAF in the form of an organ.
There is a further memorial between the village and airfield.
Copyright © Martin Edwards 2001
war memorial sits in the the churchyard of Podington parish church.
Within the church are various other plaques and a memorial in the form
of an organ from the 92nd Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force
1942-45. There is a further Roll of Honour within the church which lists
all the men named of the memorial with one additional name.
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOSE CONNECTED WITH THIS PARISH
WHO LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAREST TO THEM
AND FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
20 September 1917
listed as BODINGTON] Gunner 178488, "V" Trench Mortar
Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died Thursday, 19th July 1917 in
France & Flanders. Born Hinwick, enlisted Bedford. Buried in
Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V.
15980, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action
Wednesday, 27th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Podington,
enlisted Rushden. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Panel 54 to 56
as DODDS on CWGC] Lance Corporal 5787, 1st/5th Battalion, King's
Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died 4th October 1916. Age 21. Born
Ludlow, enlisted Goole, Yorkshire. Son of William and Marian Lucy
Dodd, of Hinwick House Cottages, Wellingborough. Buried in Haanescamps
New Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave D. 2.
25 September 1915
KITCHIN on CWGC] Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S.
"Queen Mary.", Royal Navy. Killed in action
of the coast of Jutland Wednesday, 31st May 1916. Aged 20
years and 9 months. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial,
Hampshire. Panel 11.
16110, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action
Thursday, 16th August 1917 in France & Flanders. [6th August
1917 on memorial]. Age 33. Born India, enlisted Wellingborough.
Son of James and Fanny Mardling, of Podington, Bedfordshire.; husband of
Annie E. Mardling (now Rooney), of 20, Southey Rd., South Tottenham,
London. Commemoratedon Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 104 to 105.
24393, 8th Service Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in
action Monday, 3rd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Podington,
enlisted Wotton-Under-Edge. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme,
France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B
3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed
in action Friday, 15th January 1915. Buried in Dranouter Churchyard,
Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. A. 1.
Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Bedfordshire Regiment.
Killed in action Sunday, 15th August 1915. Commemorated on Helles
Memorial, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218
46th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regt.) who died on Monday,
25th September 1918. Age 22. Son of Harry Firth Rising and Eleanor
Maria Rising, of 1, Canterbury Mansions, Kilburn, London. Buried
in Dury Crucifix Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 26.
Paymaster, H.M.S. "Black Prince.", Royal Navy Died Wednesday,
31st May 1916. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
Engineer. Engineman, 166ES, H.M. Trawler "Agamemnon II.",
Royal Naval Reserve who died on Thursday, 15th July 1915. Aged 37.
Son of the late Joseph and Maria Stratton, of Odell; husband of
Edith Ellen Stratton, of Podington. Commemoratedon Chatham Naval
Memorial, Kent. Column 14.
279, Canadian Army Service Corps who died on Tuesday, 26th October
1915. Age 21. Son of Charles and L. Watts, of Woodbridge, Ontario.
Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Nord, France.
Grave I. F. 168.
2326, 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action
Thursday, 13th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Arnold,
enlisted Northampton, resident Wellingborough. Son of Samuel and
Jane West, of Irchester Wellingborough; husband of Mabel West, of
Podington. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 5
the Roll of Honour within the church but not on memorial
Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Bedfordshire Regiment
attached "D" Comoany, 8th Battalion. Killed in action
20th November 1917. Aged 27. Born at Gujranwala, Punjab, India.
Son of Major Frederick Cholmondeley Dering Amesbury (Indian Army),
and of Henrietta Ferris Amesbury; husband of Emma Mary Amesbury,
of London. Served with 1st Division Canadian Expeditionary Force
at Ypres and on the Somme. Wounded at Thiepval July, 1916. Buried
in RIBECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. PLot I. Row B. Grave
further information currently.
Officer, 1219483, Pilot, 107 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on Saturday, 27th January 1945. Age 23. Son of Gordon and
Maud Coe, of Wellingborough. Buried in Cambrai (Route De Solesmes)
Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 8.
232310, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 25th October
1944. Age 22. Son of William and Mabel Florence Goosey, of Kingsdown,
Kent. Buried in Forli War Cemetery, Italy. Grave I, A, 4.
CBE, AFC & Bar
Vice Marshal, CBE, AFC & Bar. Royal Air Force. Died Wednesday,
4th August 1943. Aged 46. Son of Augustus Scobell Orlebar and Hester
Mary Orlebar, of Podington; husband of Victoria Orlebar, of Podington.
Holder of World Air Speed Record, 1929. Buried Near S.E. butress
of St Mary church, Podington.
17th February 1897 at Henswick House, Podington, Bedfordshire. Educated
at Rugby. Enlisted in 1/5 Battalion Bedfordshire Regiemnt(TF), January
1915. Commissioned as 2nd Lt., served at Gallipoli and wounded in
action by sniper's bullet. Invalided to UK and transferred to RFC
on recovery. Pilot with 19 Sqn., 1916-17, then with 44 (Home Defence)
Sqn., July 1917-December 1917. Promoted to Captain and sent to 73
Sqn. as flight commander, Decmber 1917. On 13th march 1918, shot
down and severely wounded Ltn.Lothar von Richthofen (brother of
Manfred), SE of Cambrai. Wounded in action (leg) in combat with
Albatros scouts over Ham, 23rd March 191? ; invalided to UK. Served
as instructor after recovery, then went on to 43 Sqn. as flight
commander, August 1918. Credited with 7 combat victories during
WW1. Test pilot at Aeroplane Experimental Establishment, Martlesham
Heath, 1919-25. Awarded AFC 1921 and Bar 1929. Pilot with High Speed
Flight (Schneider Trophy team) 1929-31. Set World Air Speed Record
during 1927 Schneider Trophy at Venice, flying Supermarine seaplane;
Britain, having won the 1927 race in VENICE, then became the subsequent
host for the contest, the 1929 venue for the Schneider Trophy was
Calshot, which is on the eastern entrance to Southampton Water.
Senior Air Staff Officer, Aden, mid-1930s. As Group Capt., was OC
RAF Northolt, 1939. Promoted to Air Commodore and served at Fighter
Command HQ during WW2.
PETTIT on CWGC] Private, 5891549, 5th Bn., Northamptonshire
Regiment who died on Monday, 15th May 1944. Age 28. Son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Pettit, of Podington; husband of J. B. Pettit, of East
Ham, Essex. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Grave XI. D.
Dennis WARREN, Aircraftman 2nd Class, 2222334, Royal Air
Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 5th January 1946.
Age 20. Son of George Frederick and Rhoda Mary Warren, of Derby.
Buried in Normanton Cemetery, Derby. Grave 2715.
THEM TO BE NUMBERED WITH THE
SAINTS IN GLORY EVERLASTING.
marble tablet in the church
as William Henry in the church] 2nd Lieutenant, 19th Hussars,
died during siege of Ladysmith of enteric fever 17th February
1900, Aged 21.
from The Last Post: Roll of Officers Who Fell in South Africa
1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner reprinted by Naval & Military
- 2nd Lieut. William Aubrey Orlebar, 19th Hussars, died
in Ladysmith, Feb. 17th, 1900. He was born March, 1879, educated
at Harrow, and entered the 19th Hussars in May, 1898. He proceeded
to South Africa with his Regiment from India in Sept., 1899, and
took part in the defence of Ladysmith up to the time of his death.
20 January, 2014