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POTTON - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith
& Ken Lawson of Potton History Society
additional information David Manning

There are two memorials for Potton, one external and one internal. The exterior memorial is to be found in the grounds of St Mary's Church, Sandy Rod, Potton and takes the form of a rough stippled, Cornish granite, Celtic cross mounted on two concrete plinths which contain the wording in raised lead lettering. There are 50 names listed for World War 1 and 12 names ofr World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled 6 March 1921 by Mr Henry Tysoe and dedicated by Rev. E S Bagshaw. The internal memorial is inside St Mary's Church and takes the form of two bronze plaques set on red marble. The World War 1 plaque bears a bronze wreath at the top and the backboard for the World War 2 memorial is slightly lighter. The same names are listed on the interior and exterior memorials. The interior memorial was unveiled by Rev E S Bagshaw and Rev A Shillto 12 November 1920 and dedicated by Refv. A Shillito; faculty granted 2 October 1919.

Drawing Copyright © Ken Lawson 2001

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2002

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH POTTON

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

(The names are idential to the village memorial cross)

AND WITH THESE ARE TO BE REMEMBERED
THOSE WHO DIED IN THE WAR
1939 - 1945

(The names are idential to the village memorial cross)

BAKER

William
Private G/14509. 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 16 December 1916. Born & enlisted Potton. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & face 7C.

BLANE

Horace
Private 5855. "B" Company, 2/5th Battalion (Territorial) Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Age 22. Born & Enlisted Sandy. Son of Henry & Janet Blane of Sun Street, Potton. Buried: Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord. Ref. IV.P.9.

BONESS

Arthur John
[Transcribed as W BONESS from the memorial] Private 18787, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th July 1916. Aged 31. Born and resident Biggleswade, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late John Boness and of Alice Boness, of 3, London Rd., Biggleswade; husband of Bertha Boness, of Hitchin St., Biggleswade, Beds. His wife was Bertha, she is buried in Plot E081 in Potton Cemetery. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

BOSTON

Charles H
Corporal G/2922. 9th East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 3 September 1916. Born Potton. Enlisted Biggleswade. Buried: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Ref. VIII.B.4.

BREED

Frederick C
Private 23417. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 10 October 1918. Born and lived Potton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. E. Breed of Brook End, Potton. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. S.II.Q.5.

CARTER

Frederick
Private 8283. 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916. Age 24. Born Potton. Enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Frederick Carter of King Street, Potton. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 6B & 6C.

CARTER

Harry
Private 23431. "B" Company, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 14 June 1918. Age 27. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Frederick & Mary Ann Carter of Potton. Buried: Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. III.C.21.

CLARK[E]

William Walter
[Spelt CLARKE on memorial] Private 31995. 117th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 23434 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 7 October 1916. Age 21. Born Gamlingay, Cambs. Lived Potton. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of William John & Sarah Clark of Everton Road, Potton. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 5C & 12C.

COLLINS

Sam
Private 27468. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 23 July 1916. Born Holbeck, Yorkshire. Lived Potton. Enlisted Bedford. Buried: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Ref. XVI.G.18.

COMPTON

Boston Leopold
Signaller 159089. 1st/1st (Warwick) Bty. 15th Bde. Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action Saturday 28 September 1918. Age 20. Lived Potton. Enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Son of Young Boston Compton & Louisa Compton of Horslow Street, Potton. Buried: Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. G.4. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery Memorial Plot F44-46: In the Great War 1914 – 1918 Boston Leopold, who was accidentally killed. 28th Sept. 1918. Aged 20. Buried at Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, N.E. Ypres)

DARLOW

Albert
Private 51607. 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly 12764 Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 2 October 1918. Age 27. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Fred & Amelia Darlow of 20 Bury Hill, Potton. Buried: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. XVII.E.20.

DEEBLE

Samuel
Private 49257. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly 34831 East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23 August 1918. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Panel 4 & 5.

DELANEY

J
Probably: Joseph Delaney. L/Corporal 1279. 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment. Killed in action Friday 7 July 1916. Born & lived Sheffield (? Shefford). Enlisted Biggleswade. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 8C, 9A & 16A.

DENNIS

John
Sergeant 33557. 14th Army Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Wednesday 15 August 1917. Age 29. Born Hertford. Enlisted Potton. Son of Samuel & Fanny Dennis of Potton; husband of Florence Annie Dennis of Cherry Croft, High Street, Sandy. Buried: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. I.U.29.

FELTS

Percival Claude
2nd Lieutenant 6th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action in RE.8 A3545, with 2nd Lt. T. M. O'Neill (wounded) on Monday 23 July 1917. Age 22. Son of James William & Aagnes Maria Felts of The Laurels, Potton. Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XIII.B.21. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery Memorial Plot No F49: Percival Claud Felts, 2nd Lieut. 6th Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action in Flanders. 23rd July 1917. Aged 22 years. Interred Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.)

FOSTER

A
No further information available at present.

FOSTER

Ernest
Private 23437. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 15 April 1917. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Ampthill. Buried: Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. VI.A.16.

FREESTONE

J H
Probably: Harold Moulton (Meulton on CD) Freestone. Private 114640. 17th Company Machine Gun Corps (Inf.). Formerly 23467 Essex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19 September 1918. Age 20. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Alfred & Harriett Freestone of Sun Street, Potton. Commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Panel 10.

GATES

William Henry
Private 2654. East Surry Regiment. Killed in action Monday 26 April 1915. Born Ampthill. Enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Alfred Henry and Kate Gates. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Addenda Panel 58. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot No. D.81. Killed in France April 25th 1915)

GIDDINGS

Harry K
L/Corporal 32199. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 29 April 1917. Age 21. Lived Potton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas and Emma Giddings of "Ivydale", Potton; grandson of Henry Austin. Buried: Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. D.19. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot No. B8. Harry Giddings. Killed in action in France, April 23rd 1917, Aged 22. Interred in Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle).

GINN

Frederick William
Driver 182822. 62nd Bty. 38th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 25 April 1918. Age 25. Born & enlisted Potton. Son of Frederick & Alice Ginn of "Brookside", Potton; husband of Dorothy May Ginn of Royston Street, Potton. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 4 to 6 & 162. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot No. F197. Frederick William Ginn Killed in Action France April 25th 1918. aged 25 years.)

GURNEY

Albert G
Sergeant 28160. 259th Siege Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Sunday 22 July 1917. Age 26. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Sutton Park. Son of Thomas & Sarah Gurney of 3 New Town, Potton. Buried: Nieppe Communal Cemetery, Nord. France. Ref. III.B.1. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on memorial Plot BA57. Albert, Sergt. R.G.A. Killed in action in France July 22nd 1917. Age 26 years. Buried in the Civil Cemetery, Neippe.)

HILL

W
No further information available at present.

HUTCHINSON

Herbert
[Hutchison on CWGC] Private 9271. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 24 October 1914. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Sutton Park. Buried: Ypres Town Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. A1.13.

HUTCHINSON

(Charles) Nicholas
Private 8196. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 13 October 1914. Age 28. Born, lived and enlisted Potton. Son of Charles & Ann Hutchinson of Everton Road, Potton. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Panel 10 & 11.

HUTCHINSON

George
Private G/8320. 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 5 March 1916. Born Potton. Enlisted Biggleswade. Buried: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. VIII.D.70.

HUTCHINSON

William
[Hutchison on CWGC] Sergeant 13370. 47th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Inf.) Formerly 8319 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 9 September 1916. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Biggleswade. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 5C & 12C.

INSKIP

Bert William
Private G/14547. ‘C’ Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 9 September 1916. Age 19. Born Potton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of George & Annie Inskip of Station Road, Potton. Buried: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Ref. XIII.J.3.

KITCHENER

James
Private 133841. 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers Labour Corps. Formerly 35187 Middlesex Regiment. Died Sunday 3 November 1918. Born Potton. Enlisted Biggleswade. Buried: St. Andre Communal Cemetery, Nord. Ref. I.A.90.

LINFORD, MM

Alfred William
Company Sergeant Major G/20279. 12th Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 25 September 1917. Born Potton. Enlisted Hertford. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, France. Ref. Panel 86 – 88. (Commemorated in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot F134. Footstone F.E.L A.W.L.

MANNING

John
L/Corporal L/8831. 8th Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 27 May 1917. Age 28. Born Potton. Enlisted new Cross, Kent. Son of Mrs. E. Winters of The Orchard, Mill Road, Potton. Commemorated: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Sp. Mem. C.32.

MARSDEN

George James
[Transcribed as D J Marsden] Private 29213. 11th Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 6 December 1917. Age 28. Born Leighton Buzzard. Lived Potton. Enlisted Sandy. Son of Caleb & Jane Marsden of Royston Street, Potton; husband of Florence Marsden of Everton Road, Potton. Buried Ribecourt British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. I.F.6.

MARSDEN

Fred
Sergeant 39316. 11th Battalion Essex Regiment. Attd. 6th Div. H.Q. Formerly 07704 R.A.O.C. Died Saturday 2 November 1918. Age 22. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs Minnie Marsden of Sandy Road, Potton. Buried: Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Ref. I.E.9.

MOORE

F
Private 7311. Depot. East Surrey Regiment. Died 19 July 1918. Age 31. Buried Potton Cemetery. (Not recorded on CD). Grave Memorial Plot BA42 in Potton Cemetery.

MUNKMAN

Frank
Private 30946. 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1918. Age 26. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. Henry Munkman (died 1920) and Mrs. Ann Munkman of Potton; brother of Martha Eizabeth Munkman. Buried: St. Amand British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. IV.A.20. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery Memorial Plot E30/31. No longer readable, but Potton History Society records Frank Munkman, Killed at Bugguoy, France. 10 July 1918. Aged 26. Interred St. Armond.)

PAYNE

Walter
Private 27644. 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19 April 1917. Age 36. Born and lived Potton. Enlisted Bedford. Brother of Joseph Payne of Horslow Street, Potton. Commemorated: Loos memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Panel 41.

PEACOCK

William Henry
Private 29558. 1/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly 46472 Yorkshire Regiment. Born Potton, Beds. Enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. Panel 4.

REYNOLDS

Arthur George
Private G/25785. 1st battalion Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 8 October 1918. Born and lived Potton. Enlisted Bedford. Buried: Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Ref. VII.E.2.

REYNOLDS

J F
Probably Frederick J. Reynolds. Private 25135. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 29 April 1917. Age 19. Born and lived Biggleswade. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Jack & Mary an Reynolds of 52 Sun Street, Biggleswade. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Bay 5.

REYNOLDS

W E
No further information available at present.

RICHARDSON

E G
No further information available at present.

RICHARDSON

James
Private 3/8288. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Saturday 10 February. Age 34. Born Gamlingay. Lived & enlisted Potton. Son of James & Emma Richardson of Potton. Buried: Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. I.H.81.

RICHARDSON

Wilfred Ernest
Private 2711. 2nd East Surrey Regiment. Died Saturday 24 April 1915. Age 18. Born Potton. Enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Frederic William & Ellen Richardson of Denver House, Potton. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Panel 18 & 19.

SHEARMAN

William
Private 23436. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Age 23. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Charles & Eliza Ann Shearman of Biggleswade Road, Potton. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

SPRIGGS

Frederick Harry
Driver 177485. ‘D’ Bty. 38th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Saturday 13 April 1918. Age 29. Born and enlisted Potton. Son of Harry & Mary Spriggs of Potton; husband of Louisa Ellen Spriggs (nee Keeling) of Bull Street, Potton. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 4 – 6 & 162. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot C272. Fredk. Spriggs, Killed in action April 13th 1918, Aged 29 years)

Newspaper reports: From The Bedfordshire Times & Independent. Friday 3rd May 1918.

Village reports: Everton: The members of the Wesleyan Chapel heard with regret on Saturday that Private Fred Spriggs was killed in the fighting on the western front, for although belonging to Potton, he was frequently one of the congregation. Mrs. Spriggs was organist for many years before her marriage, and for several years he acted as instructor and conductor for the musical festivals. The deepest sympathy is felt for Mrs. Spriggs who now resides at Heath Road. Potton: The friends of Signaller Fred Spriggs, R.F.A. have heard that he was killed in action about a fortnight ago. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. H. Spriggs of Royston Street, and before entering the Army was in the employ of Messrs. F.W. Braybrooks, Ltd

. From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:Volume 2, Part 4, Page 194,

Signaller Frederick Harry SPRIGGS, number 177485 , 38th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Harry Spriggs of Royston Steert, Potton county Bedford by his wife Mary daughter of John Jones. Born Sawston county Cambridge 3-8-1888, educated Potton Council school, was a parchment maker and splitter.Enlisted 1-10-16, served in Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 27-6-17. Was twice gassed and was killed in action between Neuve Eglise and Dranoutre 13-4-18.He was recommended by his commanding officer for the Military Medal for taking important messages to H.Q under heavy shell fire 23-9-17 150 yards from the German lines. Unfortunately his Colonel was killed.He married at the Wesleyan church, Potton 18-3-11 Louisa Ellen.

SURTEES

Richard Barron
Private 2720. 2nd Battalion East surrey Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1915. Age 18. Born St. Neots, Hunts. Enlisted Biggleswade. Son of John & Lizzie Surtees of Spencer Farm, Potton. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 34.

SYMONDS

James Howard
Private F/2805. 16th Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 22 May 1917. Born Potton. Enlisted Bedford. Brother of Agnes Mary Symonds. Commemorated: Arras memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Bay 7. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot F18/19. James Howard, Killed in France May 23rd 1917. Potton History Society records read: Son of George & Annie Symonds. Born 23rd March 1880.)

WHITFIELD

Frederick
Private 141584. 21st Battalion Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died Saturday 22 April 1916. Age 33. Son of Jonathan & Naomi Whitfield of Horslow Street, Potton. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 10 – 26 – 28.

WHITFIELD

Allen Pettengell
Private 26754. 1st (Herts) Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Saturday 26 October 1918. age 22. Born & lived Potton. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Jonathan & Naomi Whitfield of King Street, Potton. Buried: Potton Cemetery. Memorial Plot BA46. Potton History Society records read: Born 6th December 1896)

WOODS

F T
No further information available at present.
1939 – 1945

APTHORPE

Arthur Walter
Fusilier 14701379. 6th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died Saturday 24 February 1945. age 18. Son of Walter & Louisa Apthorpe of Potton. Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Ref. 51.C.9. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot G301 reads: Also of her Grandson Arthur Walter Apthorpe. Killed in action 24th Feb 1945. Aged 18.) His grandmother Louisa Jane Hilditch, died 28th January 1953, aged 79 and Helen Louisa Apthorpe, died 30th September 1961, aged 37.

COBB

George William
Sapper 14631797. 20 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 29 November 1945. Age 40. Husband of Gladys Cobb of Potton. Buried: Potton Cemetery Memorial G300. His wife Gladys is buried in the same grave, died 26th December 1981, aged 73.

DAISLEY

Arthur William
Gunner 863416. ‘D’ Bty. 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery. Died Thursday 24 April 1941. Age 22. Son of Walter & Sarah Ann Daisley of Potton. Buried: Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. 15.D.7.

EDWARDS

R
No further information available at present.

HUTCHINSON

A
No further information available at present.

JAKES

Dick
Driver T/187282. 64 Bulk Petrol Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Sunday 29 August 1943. Age 28. Son of Sydney & Ada Jakes; husband of Sylvia Grace Jakes of Gamlingay, Cambs. Buried: Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. Ref. 7.B.15. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot E101 reads: Our dear Son Dick who was killed in North Africa 28th August 1943, Aged 28)

KIDD

V
Probably: Victor Alfred Kidd. Private 6409423. 2/7th Battalion The Queen’s Royal Regiment (W. Surrey). Died Thursday 9 September 1943. Age 21. Son of Herbert C. & Mary Anne Matilda Kidd. Buried: Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. I.A.17.

KITCHENER

Macdonald
Trooper 10602953. 4th Regiment Reconnaissance Corps. R.A.C. Died Wednesday 2 August 1944. Age 25. Son of Walter & Ada Kitchener; husband of Margaret Elizabeth Kitchener of Sandy. Buried Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. V.E.9.

LANGLEY

G T
Possibly: Gordon Thompson Langley. Flt/Lt. 83713. 68 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 14 June 1943. Age 27. Son of Frank & Lucy Thompson Langley; husband of Marjory Langley (nee Burgoyne) of County Oak, Crawley, Sussex. BA Hons. (Oxon). Buried: Scottow Cemetery, Norfolk. Ref. 303.

MONTEITH

E W A
Trooper 14991645. 3rd Carabiniers (POW Dragoon Guards), R.A.C. Died Thursday 27 June 1946. Buried: Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan. Ref. 11.B.11.

NORMAN

Stanley Edmund
Gunner 845570. 65 (The Norfolk yeomanry) Anti tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 8 October 1940. Aged 26 years. Buried: Potton Cemetery Memorial No. G231..

TRUNDLEY

Leonard Gordon
Private 5952150. 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Died Sunday 26 March 1944. Age 26. son of Charles E. Trundley & Edith Trundley; husband of Nellie Trundley of Biggleswade. Buried: Delhi War Cemetery, India. Ref. 5.G.1.

NOT ON THE WAR MEMORIAL, BUT RECORDED IN THE CEMETERY

Either buried there, or an inscription on a family gravestone.

CHARTER

Albert
Private 20639. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 21 September 1918. Born and lived Bletchley. Commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Panel 4 & 5. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot D03. Also their son, Albert Charter. Killed in France August 21 1918. aged 20 years)

EMERY

F
Private 2854. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 8 December 1914. Buried: Potton Cemetery. Not on Soldiers Died CD. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot BA12. 2854 Private F. Emery. Bedfordshire Regiment. 8th December 1914.)

GARDINER

Stanley Tysoe
2nd Lieutenant 55th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Tuesday 27 June 1916. age 24. Son of William & Sarah A. Gardiner of Kendal, Westmoreland. Buried: Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I.J.13A. (Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot D57. Stanley Tysoe Gardiner. Killed in action June 27th 1916.)

HARE

William Charles
Private 203183. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home 22 October 1918. Age 30. Born Everton Heath. Lived Potton. Enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex. Son of George & Priscilla Hare of Everton Heath,; husband of Kate Hare. Buried: Potton Cemetery Memorial Plot BA45. (Potton History Society records reads William Charles. Died Military Hospital, Bermondsey.) See Gamligay Memorial.

EMERY

Jack
Inscription in Potton Cemetery on Memorial Plot G214 reads: Also of Jack, Died 7th August 1943 whilst a Prisoner of War in Malaya. Aged 30.

REPORT FROM BEDFORDSHIRE TIMES & INDEPENDENT
FRIDAY MAY 3, 1918

POTTON: Sec. Lieut. W. CARTER Beds. Regt., was wounded in the thigh on April 26, and is now in Somerville Hospital, Oxford. He is son of Mr. And Mrs. Carter of King Street. Before obtaining his commission, he was awarded a military medal.

Last updated: 28 November, 2013

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