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RAVENSDEN - Roll of Honour

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Compiled and copyright © 2001 John Page
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The Memorial stands in the entrance to All Saints Churchyard, Ravensden.

IN MEMORIAM
1914 - 1919

CAMBERS, Walter Charles

Private, 37194, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Saturday, 12th May 1917. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Cambers, of Church End, Ravensden, Beds. Born: Ravensden, Bedfordshire. Enlisted: Bedford. Resident: Ravensden, Bedfordshire. Theatre: Home. Cemetery: COLCHESTER CEMETERY, Essex, United Kingdom. Grave Reference/ Panel Number: A. 13. 38.

CHESSUM, Albert Arthur

Private, G/39156, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who was killed in action on Friday, 18th October 1918. Born: Ravensden, Bedfordshire. Enlisted: Bedford. Theatres: France, Flanders. Cemetery: POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference/Panel Number: II. A. 7.

HERCOCK, Francis William

Private, G/52783, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) who was killed in action on Saturday, 9th March 1918. Age 23. Son of Elizabeth Ann Hercock, of Northfields Cottages, Ravensden, Beds, and the late Frank Hercock. Born: Kempston, Bedfordshire. Enlisted: Bedford. Resident: Ravensden, Bedfordshire. Theatres: France, Flanders. Formerly 6445, 25th. Middlesex Regiment. Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave Reference/Panel Number: Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A

HERCOCK, George

[Shown as A G HERCOCK on Ravensden Memorial] Lance Corporal, 17370, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 27th September 1918. Age 21. Son of Elizabeth Ann Hercock, of Ravensden, Bedford, and the late Frank Hercock. Born: Kempston, Bedfordshire. Enlisted: Bedford. Resident: Ravensden, Bedfordshire. Theatres: France, Flanders. Cemetery: FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Grave Reference/Panel Number: II. B. 5.

HORRELL, Frederick George

Private, 14249, "B" Company. 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment who was killed in action at Salonika on Monday, 25th February 1918. Age 32. Only son of George and Kitty Horrell, of Ravensden, Bedford. Born: Kimberworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Enlisted: Rotherham. Resident: Bedford. Cemetery: STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave Reference/Panel Number: VII. H. 9.

OWEN, Frederick George

Gunner, 124867, 50th Battery. 34th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery who died of wounds on Tuesday, 16th October 1917. Born: Ravensden. Enlisted: Bedford. Theatres: France, Flanders. Cemetery: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave Reference/Panel Number: VI. D. 6.

SHORLEY, William

Private, TF/203390, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridges Own (Middlesex Regiment) who was killed in action on Wednesday, 17th April 1918. Husband of Annie E. Shorley, of 84, Coventry Rd., Queens Park, Bedford. Born: Renhold, Bedfordshire. Enlisted: Bedford. Resident: Ravensden, Bedfordshire. Theatres: France, Flanders. Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave Reference/Panel Number: Panel 113 to 115.

STANTON, Victor George

Second Lieutenant, 62 Sqn. Observer, Royal Flying Corps. Severely wounded in action and taken Prisoner-of-War Thursday 28th March 1918 and died of wounds the next day Friday, 29th March 1918. Age 25. Son of Mr. N. F. Stanton, of Ravensden, Beds. Prisoner of War. Flying Bristol F.2b B1211, with pilot 2nd Lt. Michael Hugh Cleary; left at 12:00 to attack enemy trenches near Villers Bretonneaux and failed to return. (Cleary (from Fiji) killed in action and commemorated on Flying Services Memorial, Arras). Cemetery: PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave Reference/ Panel Number: IV. H. 18.

WILES, Edward Henry (MM)

Private, 19854, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, who died of wounds on Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Age 24. Son of Ezra and Deborah Wiles, of Ravensden, Bedford. Born: Ravensden, Bedfordshire. Enlisted: Bedford. Resident: Ravensden. Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference/ Panel Number: XVIII. G. 15.

WILES, John Thomas

Private, 241903, 1st/6th (T.F.) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 1st July 1917. Age 30. Son of Thomas and Sally Wiles, of Jockey Yard, Ravensden, Bedford. Born: Wilden, Bedfordshire. Enlisted: Bedford. Resident: Ravensden, Bedfordshire. Theatres: France, Flanders. Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference/Panel Number: Bay 6

WILES, Lewis

Lance Corporal, 6249, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 22nd December 1914. Age 34. Son of Ezra and Deborah Wiles, of Church Hill, Ravensden, Beds; husband of Norah Selina Wiles, of 58, Dudley St., Bedford. Born: Ravensden, Bedfordshire. Enlisted: Portland, Dorset.Theatres: France, Flanders. Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference/Panel Number: Panel 28 to 30

WYTHES, Claude Aspinall

Captain, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 28th April 1915. Age 29. Son of Francis Aspinall Wythes Wythes, J P., of Ravensden House, Bedford. Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Grave Reference/ Panel Number: Panel 104 to 113.

1939 1945

AUSTIN, Frank

Private, 5829846, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Thursday, 5th February 1942. Age 22. Son of George and Martha Austin, of Ravensden, Bedfordshire. Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Grave Reference/ Panel Number: Column 54.

BARKER, A T

Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force

BEVAN, David Vaughan

Lieutenant, H.M.S. Watchman., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 23rd August 1941. Age 31. Son of William Reece Bevan and Mary Hannah Bevan; husband of Irene Sylvia Bevan, of Felixstowe, Suffolk. Cemetery: LONDONDERRY CITY CEMETERY, County Londonderry, United Kingdom. Grave Reference/Panel Number: C. of E. Plot. Sec. F. Grave 10.

CHALK The Rev. Richard Cradocke

Chaplain 4th Class, 139815, Royal Army Chaplains' Department who died on Saturday, 21st March 1942. Age 41. Son of Thomas Cradocke Chalk and Annie Maria Chalk, of Akeley, Buckinghamshire. Cemetery: KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Grave Reference/ Panel Number: 8. A. 19.

FENSOME, Claude

Private, 5955321, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on Sunday, 20th June 1943. Age 23. Cemetery: CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave Reference/ Panel Number: 2. N. 7.

LEE, Jack

Captain, 177616, 14 Medium Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Wednesday, 7th June 1944. Age 31. Son of William Arthur and Edith Mary Lee; husband of Olive Grace Lee, of St. Helens, Lancashire. Memorial: BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Grave Reference/Panel Number: Panel 11, Column 1.

Also remembered in Ravensden Churchyard:

Lister Sunderland
Lieut 72nd seaforth highlanders
youngest son of the above
who died at Lucknow may 18th 1881
aged 23 years.

26 May 2003

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