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SHARNBROOK - Roll of Honour

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards


The memorial is now weathered.




Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2000


There is a private memorial inside the church given by
Mary Wells in memory of her husband and son.
The two rolls of honour below are to be
found inside the church. Both state that they
are rolls of honour for those on active service
from the parish bu the second states it is
for 1914-1918.


The Memorial stands in the churchyard of St Peter's; it is hard to read through weather erosion.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND THE MEMORY OF THE BRAVE
MEN OF SHARNBROOK WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

BARCOCK Harry William
Private TR10/25922 31st, Training Reserve, Royal Fusiliers who died at home on Friday, 6th April 1917. Age 18. Born and resident Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford. Son of Albert John and Frances Barcock, of High St., Sharnbrook. Buried in DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY, Kent. Grave L. H. 12.

Extract from NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR - SECTION XII - BEDFORD & NORTHAMPTON

BARCOCK, H. W., Pte., 31st Training Reserve Bn.

He joined in March 1917, and underwent a period of training at Dover. After only four weeks’ service with the Colours, he unfortunately died on April 6th, 1917, of spotted fever, contracted whilst in the Army.

“Thinking that remembrance, though unspoken,
may reach him where he sleeps.”

High Street, Sharnbrook, Beds.
 
Z1172.
BARCOCK Herbert Reginald
Sapper 705, 1st (East Anglian) Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died of wounds on Saturday, 20th February 1915. Age 25. Son of Herbert George Barcock, of 1, The Grove, Bedford, and the late Emma Ellen Barcock. Born and enlisted Bedford. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. A. 25.
BELL Ernest Alfred
Private 16209 1st Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment killed in action on Tuesday, 28th September 1915. Born Sharnborough, Beds (sic), enlisted Wokingham, Berks. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95.
BONE Alfred Edward

Gunner 22425 "A" Bty. 70th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died of wounds on Monday, 21st August 1916. Age 32. Born Bedford, enlisted Hendon, Middlesex. Son of Edward Bone, of High St., Sharnbrook. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Grave III. F. 24.

Extract from NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR - SECTION XII - BEDFORD & NORTHAMPTON

BONE, A. E., Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.

Mobilised in August 1914 he proceeded to the Western Front in time to fight in the Retreat from Mons, and took part also in the Battle of Festubert and many other important engagements. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle on August 21st, 1915. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

“Whilst we remember, the sacrifice is not in van.”

Chapel Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedford.
 
Z1362.
DARNELL Fritz Prewett

Serjeant TT/03432 East Anglian Div Vet. Hosp. (Huntingdon)., Army Veterinary Corps who died at in Cambridge Military Hospital on Sunday, 3rd November 1918. Age 27. Born Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford. Son of Frederick and Agnes Eliza Darnell, of Upper Farm, Sharnbrook. Buried in St Peter's churchayrd, Sharnbrook, east of the church.

Extract from NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR - SECTION XII - BEDFORD & NORTHAMPTON

DARNELL, F. P., Sergeant, R.A.V.C.

He volunteered in September 1914, and was drafted early in 1915 to the Western Front. In this theatre of war he served at Hill 60, Loos, on the Somme front and at Albert, and did consistently good work whilst engaged on veterinary duties. He was later invalided home with pneumonia, from which he unhappily died in Cambridge Military Hospital on November 3rd, 1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

“Honour to the immortal dead, who gave their youth that the
world might grow old in peace.”

High Street, Sharnbrook, Beds.
 
Z1918/A.
DUNCOMBE W G

Serjeant TT/03434 Highland Mobile Vet. Sect., Army Veterinary Corps who died on Thursday, 8th April 1920. Buried in St. Peter's churchyard, Sharnbrook, in South-West part.

TT/03434 SERGEANT
W G DUNCOMBE
ROYAL ARMY VET CORPS
8th APRIL 1920

EVANS William Prince
Acting Corporal 23328 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment killed in action on Sunday, 11th February 1917. Age 26. Born Toddington, enlisted AMpthill, resident Sharnbrook. Son of J. E. Prince Evans and Mary Eliza Prince Evans, of Moat Cottage, Sharnbrook. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
GOODES Harry

Private 60162 5th Bn., Royal Fusiliers who died on Tuesday, 17th December 1918. Age 32. Son of Alfred and Mary Goodes, of Sharnbrook. Buried in St. Peter's churchyard, Sharnbrook, near South boundary.

60162 PRIVATE
H GOODES
ROYAL FUSILIERS
17th DECEMBER 1918
AGE 32

Extract from NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR - SECTION XII - BEDFORD & NORTHAMPTON

GOODES, H., Private, Royal Fusiliers.

Volunteering in he was drafted to France in 1916, but after taking part in the Battles of Albert, Vimy Ridge and the Sonune, was badly wounded in nine places and invalided home. On his recovery he returned to the Western Front, was severely gassed in action, and again sent to England, where he unhappily died on December 18th, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

“ His memory is cherished with pride.”

Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedford.
 
Z2629/A.
GOOSEMAN Charlie

Private TR9/8073 27th Training Reserve Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Monday, 25th February 1918. Age 21. Son of Mr. G. W. Gooseman, of Coffle End, Sharnbrook. Buried in St. Peter's churchyard, Sharnbrook, in South-West part.

TR 9/8073 PRIVATE
C GOOSEMAN
BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
25th FEBRUARY 1918
AGE 21

HILL W
Private. No further information currently
LINE Francis William

Private 267090 2nd/1st Bucks Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry killed in action on Wednesday, 19th July 1916. Age 26. Enlisted Bedford, resident Sharnbrook. Son of William Line, of Albert Terrace, Sharnbrook, Bedford, and the late Lavinia Line. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 83 to 85

Extract from NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR - SECTION XII - BEDFORD & NORTHAMPTON

LINE, F. W., Private, Oxford. and Bucks. L.I.

He volunteered three months after the declaration of war, and in the following year proceeded to France, where he saw much fighting. On July 19th, 1916, he was reported missing after a heavy engagement on the Somme, and was later presumed killed. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

“Honour to the immortal dead, who gave their youth
that the world might grow old in peace.”

High Street, Sharnbrook, Beds.
 
Z3351/B.
ODELL Walter
Private 23140 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Monday, 13th August 1917. Born and resident Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Germany. Grave X. G. 5.
PACEY Thomas Alfred
Private 145233 Machine Gun Corps (Inf) who died of wounds on Saturday, 12th October 1918. Age 19. Born and resident Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred James and Ruth Pacey, of Sharnbrook. Buried in St. Peter's churchyard, Sharnbrook, in South-West part.
PAGE W

Staff Serjeant H/22 Farrier Army Veterinary Corps who died on Sunday, 10th September 1916. Buried in St. Peter's churchyard, Sharnbrook, South-East of church.

H/22 STAFF SERGT
W PAGE
ROYAL ARMY VET CORPS
10th SEPTEMBER 1916

PEACOCK Harold James
Private 268076 No. 1 Coy. 1st Bn., Hertfordshire Regiment killed in action on Friday, 23rd August 1918. Age 22. Born and resident Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles and Fanny Peacock, of High St., Sharnbrook. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Grave III. E. 26.
PEPPER Bertram Leopold

Private G/7224 1st Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) killed in action on Monday, 11th September 1916. Age 25. Born Steeple Morden, Cambs, enlisted Piccadilly, Lodon, resident Orpington, Kent. Son of Walter Pepper, of Sharnbrook; husband of Minnie Pepper, of 7, Aynscomb Angle, Orpington. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

Extract from NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR - SECTION XII - BEDFORD & NORTHAMPTON

PEPPER, B., Private, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He joined in May 1916, and, completing his training a few weeks later, proceeded to France. where he took part in engagements at Vimy Ridge and the Somme. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action at Beaucourt on September 11th, 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

“A valiant Soldier, with undaunted heart he breasted life’s last hill.”

High Street, Sharnbrook, Beds.
 
Z3816/A.
ROBINS Frederick E

Amt/S/Sergeant 674 Royal Army Ordnance Corps attached 30th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery who died on Friday, 21st July 1916. Age 23. Born Sharnbrook, enlisted Woolwich, Kent. S/son of Alfred and Margaret Robins, of Church Lane, Sharnbrook. Buried in Carnoy Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave P. 21.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED ROBINS
WHO PASSED AWAY
JUNE 29th 1929
AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO OF FREDERICK ROBINS, SON
KILLED IN ACTION
JULY 21ST 1916,
AGED 23 YEARS
INTERRED IN CARNOY
CEMETERY, FRANCE

Extract from NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR - SECTION XII - BEDFORD & NORTHAMPTON

ROBINS, F. E, Staff-Sergeant, R.A.O.C.

He volunteered early in 1915, and was quickly drafted to France, where he served with distinction at the Battles of Festubert, Loos and Albert. He laid down his life for King and Country at the Battle of the Sornme on July 21st, 1916, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

“A costly sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.”

Church Street, Sharnbrook, Bedford.
 
Z4000/A.
SHAMBROOK William Joseph
Private 22523 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment killed in action on Wednesday, 19th July 1916. Born Ware, Herts, enlisted Bedford, resident Sharnbrook. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
SAWFORD Harold George
Private 26270 6th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Monday, 4th September 1916. Age 23. Born Riseley, enlisted Ampthill, resident Sharnbrook. Son of William Henry and Sarah Sawford, of Pippin Wood, Sharnbrook. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave B. 24. 8.
SAWFORD Leonard James
Private 20476 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment killed in action on Saturday, 23rd March 1918. Born Riseley, enlisted Bedford, resident Sharnbrook. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.
WILLOUGHBY J L
Private 30146 Bedfordshire Yeomanry who died of wounds on Wednesday, 30th January 1918. Age 22. Born and resident Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford. Son of John and Annie Willoughby, of Sharnbrook. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave IV. D. 17.
Not on memorial but in churchyard
DUKE W H

Private 290971 11th Bn., Norfolk Regiment transferred to (429257), Labour Corps who died on Sunday, 16th February 1919. Age 35. Son of John and Hannah R. Duke, of 57, Eastnor Rd., South Park, Reigate. Buried in St. Peter's churchyard, Sharnbrook, North of Church.

290971 PRIVATE
W H DUKE
NORFOLK REGIMENT
16th FEBRUARY 1919
AGE 35

STANTON Victor George

Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps who died on Friday, 29th March 1918. Age 25. Son of Mr. N. F. Stanton, of Ravensden, Beds. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave IV. H. 18.

IN REMEMBERANCE OF
FANNY ANNIS
BELOVED WIFE OF NOAH STANTON
DIED JULY 21st 1950 AGED 87
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
NOAH STANTON
14th SEPTEMBER 1942
LT. VICTOR GEORGE R.A.F. YOUNGEST SON
FELL IN ACTION IN FRANCE
29th MARCH 1918 AGED 25 YEARS

1939-1945
IN MEMORY OF THOSE
CONNECTED WITH THIS
PARISH WHO DIED FOR
FREEDOM
BANCE William James
Private 6025232 5th Bn., Essex Regiment who died on Tuesday, 23rd November 1943. Age 30. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave XVII. D. 4.
BEALE Frederick Allen
Sergeant 741185 Pilot 51 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 17th August 1940. Age 25. Son of Joseph Allen Beale and Eliza Beale, of Clapham. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Grave 5. G. 9.
BOYLES Frank Charles

Private 4036606 10th Bn., Durham Light Infantry who died on Tuesday, 12th May 1942. Age 25. Son of Charles Frank and Ellen Mary Boyles, of Sharnbrook; husband of Joan Boyles, of Rugby, Warwickshire. Buried in St. Peter's churchyard, Sharnbrook, South of Church, East of path.

4036606 PRIVATE
F C BOYLES
THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY
12th MAY 1942
AGE 25

CROSS W H
Private. possibly William Henry CROSS, Private 962936 The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey) who died on Friday, 20th April 1945. Age 28. Buried in ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave IV. B. 11.
ELLIS H T
Sergeant Pilot. possibly Henry Turnell ELLIS, Sergeant 1253992 Pilot 40 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 24th July 1941. Age 25. Son of Thomas Barnes Ellis and Armie Turnell Ellis, of Ewell, Surrey. Buried in BREST (KERFAUTRAS) CEMETERY, Finistere, France. Plot 40. Row 2. Grave 11.
FOUNTAIN David Geoffrey
Signalman 19065489 Royal Corps of Signals who died on Thursday, 10th April 1947. Age 19. Son of Geoffrey George Laughton Fountain and Dorothy Cilla Fountain, of Sharnbrook. Buried in St. Peter's churchyard, Sharnbrook, South East corner.
HAYMAN Richard Edwards
Sergeant 1262068 115 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Sunday, 6th December 1942. Age 20. Son of Frank Keith Hayman, and of Mary Coslet Hayman (nee Edwards), of Sharnbrook. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Grave 8. A. 18.
MOND (the Hon) Derek John Henry  
Lieutenant H.M.S. "Philante", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 30th April 1945. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 95, Column 3.
PAYNE William Henry Bertram
Aircraftman 1st Class 1101426 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Sunday, 9th July 1944. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Grave 13. A. 16.
SYMONDS Frederick George

Photograph Copyright
© Richard E hinkle 2002
Sapper 2017830 288 Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Friday, 29th June 1945. Age 25. Son of Herbert William and Mary Ann Symonds, of Sharnbrook. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Grave V. G. 9.
TAYLOR O? S
Pilot Officer. No further information currently
WELLS Charles Ian Ballantyne

Major 62941 89 Bty., 23 Field Regt., Royal Artillery who died of wounds on Friday, 29th May 1942. Age 29. Born 14th July 1912. Son of the late Major Charles Ernest and Jessie Crawford Seymour Wells. Resident Tofte Manor, Sharnbrook. Buried in St. Peter's churchyard, Sharnbrook.

CHARLES ERNEST WELLS
TURVEY ABBEY, MAJOR LATE 7th ROYAL FUSLIERS.
BORN ST LEONARDS 19th APRIL 1875.
DIED FRINTON-ON-SEA 11th SEPT 1932
CHARLES IAN BALLANTYNE WELLS
MAJOR, ROYAL ARTILLERY
OF TOFTE MANOR, SHARNBROOK
SON OF CHARLES & JESSIE C.S. WELLS
BORN 14th JULY 1912.
DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 29th MAY 1942
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JESSIE CRAWFORD SEYMOUR WELLS
OF TOFTE MANOR, WIFE OF MAJOR C E WELLS
BORN 19th JUNE 1871
DIED 25th NOV 1959

WILDMAN Maurice Arthur
Private 5951421 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on Tuesday, 21st September 1943. Age 25. Son of Henry and Ursula Wildman, of Sharnbrook. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 1. N. 3.
Not on memorial but in churchyard
MAGNIAC Anthony Charles Oswald

Second Lieutenant 132221 3rd Bn., Coldstream Guards who died of wounds on Wednesday, 28th May 1941. Age 22. Son of Oswald Cecil and Florence Alice Magniac, of Nursling, Hampshire. Buried at Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery. Grave 11. E. 1.

Not on memorial
DES GRAZ Edward Percy Aymer
Lieutenant Colonel, 20275, Rifle Brigade, commanding 50th (4th Bn. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps who died on Saturday, 6th June 1942. Son of Maurice des Graz, D.L., J.P., and the Hon. Mrs. des Graz; husband of Mrs. Edward des Graz, of Sharnbrook. Member of Army Revolver Shooting Eight; winner of Championship Cup and Gold Medal at Bisley. Buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya. Grave 11. B. 22.

30 December 2005

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