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PULLOXHILL - Village War Memorial

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Lynda Smith

The Village War Memorial is in the churchyard. Unfortunately much of the lettering is virtually unreadable. What can be read indicates that full name, rank, and date and place of death are recorded. Both World Wars are included.


Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

However, there is a stone plaque just inside the Church porch in addition to as a brass plaque and Roll of Honour inside the church.


Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

Stone plaque inside Church porch.

THE WORLD WAR
1914 TO 1919 A.D.
"SONS OF THIS PLACE, LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID
THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD".

DIED:

ASHTON

Herbert George

Private 17940 ‘D’ Company, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action  Monday 23rd April 1917. Born Pulloxhill, resident Ampthill, enlisted Bedford. The son of George & Fanny Ashton of Flitton Road, Pulloxhill. In the 1901 census he was living with his mother and siblings in Pulloxhill, his father George was away fighting in the Boer War. Commmemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. Bay 5

BURROWS

Alfred 'Alf' George

Photograph © Martin Thompson 2006

Private G/29542, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Thursday 28th March 1918. Born and resident Pulloxhill, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph and Emma (neé Dickens) Burrows. In 1891 he and his parents were lving in Street, Ravensthorpe Northamptonshire. In 1901 he was lving with his parents at Pulloxhill and worked as a General Labourer. He married Ruth A Dix circa 1915 in Ampthill Registration District, she died in the latter part of 1915. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60 and 61

COX

Eli Theodore

Sergeant 12719. 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action  Saturday 9th June 1917 (9th October 1917 on SDGW)  aged 23. Born Hampstead. Middlesex, enlisted 32, St Paul’s Churchyard, Middlesex. Son of Mrs E. Cox of Red Cottage, Greenfield. Commmemorated on Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen. Ref. II.V.II.

EVANS

Alfred George

Private 28461. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 12th November 1916. Born and resident Pulloxhill, enlisted Bedford (SDGW states Portobello, Beds as born). Commmemorated on Pulloxhill (St James) Church Yard, Bedfordshire. Buried under the War Memorial.

HERE RESTS THE BODY OF
ALFRED GEORGE EVANS
BORN DEC 10 1890
DIED OF WOUNDS NOV 12 1916

EVANS

Ernest E

Private. Died 24th August 1920. Pulloxhill. No further information currently.

GOODWIN

Frederick Horace

Lance Corporal 19854. 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19th April 1916. Born and resident Ampthill, enlisted Luton. Commmemorated on Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen. Ref. II. Q.17

GOODWIN

Herbert Joseph

Private 57845. 12th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died Friday 1st February 1918 aged 18 at Salonika. Enlisted Bedford. Son William Goodwin of Pulloxhill. Formerly 3286, Royal Engineers. Commmemorated on Mikra British Cemetery, Kalmaria, Greece. Ref. 216

GUDGIN

Richard William

Private 27474, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 14th March 1917. Age 24. Son of Thomas John and Prudence Frances Gudgin, of Pulloxhill. Commemorated  on a special memorial in Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Somme, France.

POTTER

E

Probably Edward POTTER, Private 10812, 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 15th September 1916 Enlisted Luton. Formerly 25432, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Grave I. F. 54.

Also mentions severely wounded:

PARKER

A

PARKER

L

GUDGIN

G

PAGE

W

DALE

F

FOREIGN SERVICE:

EVANS H   VASS F
CLARK P   ASHBY W H
JONES A   PARKER A J
VASS J   BURROWS T V
PARKER A E   JONES C
POTTER L J   PARKER F C
COX S G   PARKER N
GEORGE T A   JONES C T
POTTER A H   KINGHAM A (Snr)
KINGHAM A   VASS A D
FINCH W C   STANLEY H G
PARKER S   PARKER H W
BURROWS W   ARNOLD A
ANNIWELL W   PARKER E
TOOKEY F   VASS P
BRIGHTMAN G   WHITE R
ASHBY H   CAIN W A
GOODMAN A      

HOME SERVICE:

ASHTON G   COOK G
CLARK H H   PARKER A L B
MILLARD A      

NAVY:

JONES W   ASHTON P

BRASS PLAQUE INSIDE CHURCH

THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
FOR YOUR TOMORROWS THESE GAVE THEIR TODAY

GOODWIN   Frederick H
GOODWIN   Herbert J
EVANS   A. George
GUDGIN   Richard W
ASHTON   Herbert G
COX   Theodore
BURROWS   Alfred G
EVANS   Ernest E

There is a handwritten Roll of Honour for World War Two.

PARISH OF ST JAMES
ROLL OF HONOUR
1939 - 1945

FALLEN
RIP

CUMBERBATCH R
Probably Richard Elkin Cumberbatch. Lance Bombardier 931467. 137 Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Sunday 3 December 1944 . Age 25. Buried: CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref. 8. H. 8.
FARRAR J
No further information available at present.
JONES George
Signalman LT/JX 310936, H.M. Trawler Cap D'Antifer, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 13th February 1944 when his ship was sunk by E Boat "Humber Sea Care". Age 21. Son of William and Mary Jane Jones, of Pulloxhill. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Panel 15, Column 1.
WESTRONE R S
probably Richard Strickland WESTROPE, Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1863967, 408 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29th July 1944. Age 21. Son of Herbert John Wright Westrope and Agnes Lilian Westrope, of Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire. Buried in KIEL WAR CEMETERY, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Grave 1. J. 6.

 

MEN WHO SERVED:

ASHTON W   ABBOTT J
BARKER C   BURROWS A E
BREWER A   BUSHBY M
BURROWS J   BOUTWOOD F
CRAWLEY E   CRAWLEY G
COOKE L   DUNNE J
DALE A   DOLLIMORE S
FISHER A   GREEN J
HEWITT J   HAYWARD W
HILL H   HILL G
JELLIS W   NICHOLLS W A
PARKER C   PEACOCK G
PICKERING A   PAGE C
PAGE F   SHAW T
STANLEY R   TAYLOR J
VASS H   VERNON J
LEONARD-WILLIAMS D H   LEONARD-WILLIAMS H
WESTROPE K H   WILSHER A
WILSHER B   WHITE R
WESTON H   WESTON D
WESTON J   WILDMAN HJ

WOMEN WHO SERVED:

COOKE Miss M
WEALLANS Miss
SHAW Miss M
SHAW Miss D (now Mrs W S SMITH)

Last updated 21 September, 2006

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