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RIDGMONT - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith



Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2001


The Memorial Stands by the side of the main road, near the Parish church and the school.

TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM RIDGMONT PARISH
WHO STOOD FOR FREEDOM AND DIED FOR ENGLAND
1914 – 1919

ASKEW

George

Probably. L/Cpl. 12395. 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds Monday 15 March 1915. Born Steppingley, Beds. Enlisted Ampthill. Commemorated: Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Red. IV.A.68.

BOLTON

Christopher

L/Cpl. 512922. 14th Battalion London Regiment (London Scottish). Killed in action Wednesday 21 August 1918. Age 21. Lived Aspley Guise. Enlisted London. Son of John & Elizabeth Bolton of 87 High Street, Ridgmont. Commemorated: Locre No. 1 Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. B.9.

CARTWRIGHT

Tom

No further information available at present.

COOK

Oliver

Pte. 18076. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 3 May 1918. Age 33. Born Husborne Crawley. Lived Ridgmont. Enlisted Bedford. Husband of Lilly Cook of 29 Church Street, Ridgmont, Aspley Guise, Beds. Commemorated: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XI.B.10.

COOPER

Charles

Pte. 9820. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 28 November 1914. Age 22. Born & lived Ridgmont. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Mrs. Ann Cooper of Ridgmont, Beds. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. Panel 4.

COTCHIN

Joseph

2nd Lieutenant. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 9 October 1917. Age 31. Son of Joseph and Emma Cotchin of 79 Station Road, Ridgmont. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 48 – 50 & 162A.

GARNER

Arthur William

Pte. 7923. 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Sunday 16 May 1915. Born & lived Ridgmount (sic), Beds. Enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Panel 26.

LAWRENCE

Edward George

Pte. 23603. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 25 March 1918. Age 20. Born & lived Ridgmont. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Harry & Eliza Lawrence of 63 Evershott (probably Eversholt) Road, Ridgmont, Aspley Guise, beds. Commemorated: St. Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V.F.3.

LAWSON

Arthur

Either: Arthur W. Pte. 5089. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 5 September 1915. Lived Eversholt. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey. Ref. Sp. Mem. C.45. See also Eversholt Memorial. Or: Arthur Charles L/Cpl. 20686. 1st Battalion Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 29 September 1918. Born Eversholt. Lived Harlesdon, Middx. Enlisted Mill Hill. Commemorated: Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, Nord, France. Ref. I.A.15.

NICHOLLS

Arthur

Probably: Arthur Benjamin Pte. 26683. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 30 July 1916. Age 20. Born Simpson, Bucks. Lived & enlisted Ampthill. Son of Harry Samuel & Anne Nicholls of Bury Ware, Lidlington, Ampthill, Beds. Commemorated: Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, France. Ref. XXXI.F.2.

NICHOLLS

Harry

Probably: Pte. 23248. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28 June 1917. Age 19. Born Simpson, Bucks. Lived & enlisted Ampthill. Son of Harry Samuel & Anne Nicholls of Bury Ware, Lidlington, Ampthill, Beds. Commemorated: Arras memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Bay 5.

PEPPER

Arthur Charles

Sgt. 14308. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 30 October 1917. Age 26. Born Ridgmont. Lived Oakley, Beds. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Phoebe Pepper of 79 High Street, Ridgmont, and the late John Pepper. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 48 – 50 & 162A. See also Oakley Memorial.

ROGERS

Morris (William)

Pte. M/301176. 52nd M.T. Company Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home Thursday 10 May 1917. Born Kentish Town. Lived Ridgmont. Enlisted Acton. Commemorated: Ridgmont (All Saints) Old Churchyard, Beds. West of Church.

SMITH

Christopher Francis

Pte. 29452. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 25 September 1916. Born Aspley Guise. Lived Ridgmont. Enlisted Ampthill. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

WILLIAMSON

John

[Wilkinson on SDGW CD]. Pte. 8137. 1st/2nd City of London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers. (Formerly 4863 5th Bedfordshire Regiment). Killed in action Monday 2 October 1916. Lived Ridgmont. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 9D & 16B.

WOODS

Sidney

Pte. 19523. 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 3 November 1916. Born Ridgmont. Lived Bulbourne, Herts. Enlisted Watford, Herts. Commemorated: St. Severs Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. O.I.B.5.

WOODING

Arthur George

Pte. 23357. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Born and lived Ridgmont. Enlisted Ampthill. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Bay 5.

MEN
1939 – 1945

BUNKER

(Arthur) Thomas

Pte. 5951430. 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Sunday 30 January 1944. Age 27. Son of Arthur & Ethel Bunker of Ridgmont, Beds. Commemorated: Minturno War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. V.C.1.

COOK

Arthur

No further information available at present.

LARGE

George Edward

Pte. 5950136. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Monday 9 August 1943. Age 23. Son of Ada Large of Ridgmont, Beds. Commemorated: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 2.Q.32.

PLEDGER

Stephen

Probably: Pte. 5954359. 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Died Monday 20 November 1944. Age 28. Son of Sidney & Eva Pledger; husband of Edith Kathleen Pledger of Gt. Gransden, Beds. Commemorated: Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands. Ref. VIII.B.5.

ROSE

Bernard

Acting Cpl. 5832782, B Company, 11 Platoon, 1st Suffolk Regiment. Killed while fighting to take the Chateau De La Londe in Normandy on Wednesday 28 June 1944. Age 31. Husband of Florence Elizabeth Rose of Bletchley, Bucks. Commemorated: Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Ref. 5.A.2.

SPENDILOW

William

Probably: . William Spendelow Pte. 5833363. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 25 October 1944. Age 31. Son of Amos & Emily Spendelow; husband of Alice Spendelow of Cambridge. Commemorated: Forli War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. I.A.5.

WELLS

Robert George

Gunner 1715457. 209 Bty. 70 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Monday 12 June 1944. Age 34. Son f Richard & Ada Wells; husband of Mabel Olive Wells of Ridgmont. Commemorated: Ridgmont (All Saints) Old Churchyard, Beds. Ref. Row 12. Grave 22.

6 February 2003

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