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SHEFFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Trevor Charnley & Martin Edwards

The Memorial stands in the main street through Shefford and takes the form of a grey, granite, obelisk, mounted on a three tiered, granite, plinth with a single stepped base surrouned by a small metal fence. There are 71 names for World War 1 and 24 for World War 2. The memorial was dedicated and unveiled 13 November 1921.

Photographs Copyright ©
Trevor Charnley 2002

TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY
OF THE FOLLOWING MEN
WHO LEFT THEIR HOMES
AND DIED IN THE CAUSE
OF RIGHT AND LIBERT
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

ALDRIDGE

Charles

Corporal 26766, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Monday25th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, Beds, enlisted Grays, Essex, resident Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

ALLDRITT

Thomas Frederic Lionel

Private 4481, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds Thursday 23rd November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Blackley, Lancashire, enlisted London, resident Shefford. Son of George Frederick and Clara Alldritt, of Shefford, Beds. Native of Manchester. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XX. B. 10A.

ALLEN

Francis Leo

Rifleman 5980, 16th (County of London) Battalion, (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 1st October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, Beds, enlisted Westminster, London, resident Muswell Hill, London. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D

ARMITAGE

Henry

*In the 1911 census he was aged 13, at school, born London, inmate of St Francis Home, Shefford.

BARGE

G

*possibly George Barge, Private 30333, 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 21 August 1917. Born Marylebone, London, enlisted London. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

BARGE

J

*possibly Joseph E Barge. Private 6147, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1914. Born Marylebone, London, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22 and 34.

BEAUMONT

George Frederick

Pioneer 114484, 3rd Labour Battalion, Royal Engineers. Died Monday 24th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born bedford, enlisted London, resident Shefford. Age 42. Husband of Sarah E. Beaumont, of 1, Clifton Rd., Shefford, Beds. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France. Grave V. E. 49.
BILLINGHAM Clifford
Private 41962, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 24th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Shefford, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Son of Herbert Samuel and Elizabeth Billingham, of "The Porch," North Bridge St., Shefford, Beds. Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France. Grave VI. A. 37.

BLAND

Bertrand William

Private 4626, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds Sunday 21st October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born and enlisted Shefford. Formerly 22297, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Annie Bland, of Meppershall Rd., Shefford, Beds., and the late Mr. Bland. Native of Shefford. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XXX. F. 6.

BLAND

Francis John

Private 16169, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 14th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Meppershall, enlsited Coalville, Leicestershire, resident Moira, Leicestershire. Son of Annie Bland, of Meppershall Rd., Shefford, Beds, and the late Harry Bland. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A

BLAND

Sydney

Driver 60341, Base Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Died Thursday 18th April 1918 in Mesopotamia. Age 23. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Hitchin. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

BOUND

Edwin Douglas

Leading Seaman, J/9788, H.M.S. "Bittern.", Royal Navy who died on Thursday 4th April 1918. Died one week after his wedding. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 26

BREED

F

*probably Frederick James BREED. In the 1911 census he has been married for 4 years to Alice, aged 32, born Stanford, Beds, resident Clifton Road, Shefford.

BREED

John

Private 19068, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.

BRICE

Harry

Corporal 32951, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Buried in Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. G. 3.

BUNKER

C

*No further information currently available

BURNAGE

Robert George

Sergeant 7867, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Clifton, enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Son of the late James and Hannah (nee Stevens) Burnage, of Ampthill Rd., Shefford, Beds. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11

BYRNE

A

*No further information currently available

CARTER

Oliver

Private G/43476, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds Friday 7th December 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Clifton, enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Buried in Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. D. 30.

CHESHIRE

Claude

Bombardier, 31058, "B" Battery 177th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 12th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Luton, enlisted London. Youngest son of Frederick and Jane Cheshire, of Shefford, Beds. Buried in Vlamertinge New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. F. 32.

CHESHIRE

F

*No further information currently available

CHESHIRE

Walter William Warner

Private (Acting Corporal) PO/7466, (RM/RB/539). H.Q. Portsmouth, Royal Marine Light Infantry who died from disease on Friday 26th November 1915. Born 8 September 1874 in Shefford. Husband of H Cheshire, of High Street, Toddington. Buried in Campton and Shefford Cemetery, Shefford. Plot H. Grave 77.

CHILDS

C

*possibly Claude Reginald CHILDS. In the 1911 census he was aged 20. son of William and Elizabeth Childs, an assistant in the school, born Willingham, Cambridgeshire, resident School House, Stotfold, Baldock.

CHURCH

Frederick John

Pioneer 129431, 5th Battalion, Special Briagde, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Friday 18th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Formerly 4168, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Ellen Izzard (formerly Church), of I, Langford Rd., Henlow, Beds. Buried in Serre Serre Road No.2 Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave XXXVIII. F. 12.

COOPER

John James

Private, R4/063683, 19th Remount Squadron, Army Service Corps. who died on Sunday 17th November 1918. Age 44. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cooper, of Chicksands, Shefford; husband of Rose Elizabeth Cooper, of Orretto Cottage, Ampthill Rd., Shefford, Beds. Buried in Arquata Scrivia Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy. Grave I. B. 7.

COX

A

*probably A G COX, Private, 20172, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19th April 1916. Born Sundon, enlisted Bedford, resident Lower Sundon. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. P. 14.

CROSSLEY

William

Private 241912, 1/6th T.F. Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 22nd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Sheeford, enlisted Biggleswade. Buried in Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 7.A.2.

CROWSLEY

A

*probably Albert Crowsley. In the 1911 cenus he was aged 24, married to Ethel with a 2 year old daughter, aged 24, cowman on farm, born Clifton Fields, Sheeford, resident Stanford Road, Shefford.

CRUISE

J

No further information currently.

CUFLEY

Thomas Edward

Private, G/1684, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 30th September 1915. Age 20. Born and enlisted Westminster, Middlesex. Son of James and Margaret Cufley, of Shefford. Buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXVIII. E. I.

DAWSON

Herbert Charles

Rifleman, S/26399, Rifle Brigade posted to 1/8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Killed in action Sunday 8th September 1918. Born Meppershall, Beds, resident and enlisted Holloway, Middlesex. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave V. C. 10.

DE-SWART

Harry

Lance Corporal, 1830, 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry attached 5th Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers who died of wounds on Saturday 30th September 1916. Born Lodon, enlisted Aylesbury, Bucks, resident Nottinghill, Middlesex. Buried in Acheux Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 13.

DILLEY

Daniel

Private, 9288, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 14th March 1915. Age 27. Born Clifton, enlisted Northampton. Son of Fred and Ann E. Dilley, of Clifton, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30

DILLON

Harry Edward

Private R/257603, "E" Squadron Remount Depot, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home 23rd June 1918. Born Wimbledon, enlisted Northampton, resident Shefford. Buried in Campton and Shefford Cemetery, Shefford. Grave Plot B. Grave 89

DONOVAN

J.

No further information currently.

DUNPHY

A

either ALBERT DUNPHY, Private, 25284, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) who died on Monday 17th July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A or A H DUNPHY, Gunner, 169572, 248th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died on Sunday 6th October 1918. Buried in Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France. Grave III. A. 9.

ETTRIDGE

J

No further information currently.

FARROW

F

No further information currently.

FLOWERS

L

No further information currently.

FORD

H

No further information currently.

GLEESON

F

No further information currently.

GORE

Thomas

Private 27645, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Kentish Town, Middlesex, enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

GUDGIN

Frank Charles

2nd Corporal 522602, 72nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died Wednesday 26th June 1918 in Mesopotamia. Age 22. Enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Son of Charles F. and Mary N. Gudgin, of The Mill, Shefford. Buried in North Gate Cemetery, Baghdad, Irag. Grave IV. B. 6.

HANNELL

Arthur

Private 233516, 2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 24th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Formerly 4149, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 85

HARVEY

Lewis John

Lance Corporal 20630, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 5th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Halifax, enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Son of Greenwood and Mary Harvey, of Halifax, Yorks.; husband of Edith Harvey, of Ampthill, Rd., Shefford. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Grave VII. F. 53.

HEAD

B W

Lance Corporal, Mal/52864, 481st Company, Royal Army Service Corps who died on Friday 21st February 1919. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Head, of New St., Shefford, Beds; husband of Gladys Head, of 1, Van Rd., Caerphilly, Cardiff. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave IV. F. 14.

HEATHFIELD

Arthur

Driver 64579, "a" Battery, 14th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home Wednesday 21st April 1915. Born Shefford, enlisted Northallerton. Buried in Christchurch Churchyard, Frome, Somerset. Grave III. 61. I.

HEATHFIELD

Frederick Charles

Sapper 259405, XXI Corps Signal Company, Base Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Friday 4th January 1918 in Egypt. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Biggleswade. Buried in Ramla (formerly Ramleh) War Cemetery, Israel. Grave CC. 67.

HELDER

Henry

Private, G/5331, 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds at home Friday 6th August 1915. Born Southwark, Surreym, enlisted Marylebone, Middlesex. Buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire. Grave R.C. 854.

HUNT

Stanley C.

Private 203209, 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds Friday 4th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Little Wymondley, Herts, enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Son of James and Priscilla Hunt, of High St., Shefford. Formerly 29961, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne, Somme, France. Grave I. C. 2.

IRELAND

Albert Edward

Private, 28487, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 14th April 1917. Age 20. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Biggleswade (Actually listed as Sheffield, Beds). Son of Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Ireland, of Bedford Rd., Shefford. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

LING

J

No further information currently.

LOCKEY

C

No further information currently.

LOCKEY

Percy

Private 22660, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 14th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, Beds, enlisted and resident Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

LODGE

John Thomas Inskip

Private, CH/992 (S), Chatham Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry who died on Saturday 23rd June 1917. Age 19. Son of John J. C. Lodge, of Priory House, Shefford. Buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham, Kent. Naval. R.C. 7. 333.

MABBOTT

B E

probably B MABBOTT, Private, 205135, 1st Garrison Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment transferred to (361211) 809th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps who died on Tuesday 19th November 1918. Buried in Ramla (formerly Ramleh) War Cemetery, Israel. Grave DD. 24.

MABBOTT

Ralph

Private 19708, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 16th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Clifton, enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Buried in Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Grave E. 25.

MARSHALL

W

No further information currently.

MASON

A

No further information currently.

OAKLEIGH

John Terence

Private 57688, Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry, Cavalry. Died at sea Thursday 10th October 1918. Age 20. Son of John and Margaret Oakleigh, of Ramsgate. Born London, enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Formerly 5696, Cheshire Regiment. Buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, Ireland. Grave RC. 59.

O'DELL

Hubert

Private 23466, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Bedford. Commeorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

OSBORN

Wilfred

Lance Corporal 201677, 2/4th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 22nd November 1917 in Egypt. Born Alton, Hampshire, resident Shefford. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Grave B. 2.

PETTIFER

Arthur

Private 12576, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds Thursday 20th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Shefford, Beds, enlisted St. Pancras, Middlesex, resident Bedford. Husband of Grace Pettifer, of 8, Victoria Terrace, Ampthill Rd., Shefford. Buried in Campton and Shefford Cemetery, Shefford. Plot B. Grave 71.

PETTIFER

C

No further information currently.

POULTER

Percy

Corporal 5917, 12th Lancers (Prince of Wales Royal), Cavalry. Died of wounds Friday 25th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Poulter, of Shefford. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave X. B. 19.

PRINCE

George

Private, 41532, 4th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 16th April 1918. Age 21. Born Kentish Town, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Son of Alfred and Martha Prince, of "Grendon," Clifton Rd., Shefford. Formerly 13036, Royal Flying Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A

RAINBOW

Charles

Private 8170, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 14th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Meppershall, resident Shefford. Prisoner of war. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Grave IV. F. 9.

ROBERTS

[Alfred] Ernest

Private 20200, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 22nd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Clifton, enlisted and resident Shefford. Son of William Roberts, of Hill Farm, Hitchin Rd., Shefford. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. P. 10.

STEVENS

Edward

Private 25891, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Frederick and Sarah A. Stevens, of New St., Shefford. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

STEVENS

William

Private 25093, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 28th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Mrs. E. Stevens, of 8, Hitchin Rd., Shefford. Buried in British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. D. 19.

TRAVIS

W

No further information currently.

WAGSTAFF[E]

George

[Spelt WAGSTAFFE on SDGW] Rifleman 340, "A" Company, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Died on Wednesday 13th December 1916. Age 28. Son of Sam Wagstaff of Canal View, Biggleswade; husband of Mabel Hoad (formerly Wagstaff, of 31, East Park, Crawley, Sussex. Buried in CAMPTON AND SHEFFORD CEMETERY, SHEFFORD. Grave E. 71. See also Biggleswade and Meppershall.

WARD

Charles Jennings

Private 46804, 35th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Friday 30th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Shefford. Formerly 15876, Royal West Kent Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 12 and 13.

WILSON

R

No further information currently.

WOODWARD

A

No further information currently.

WRIGHT

Samuel Thomas

Private 3/5536, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 8th January 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Edward Wright, of 13A, New St., Shefford. Commeorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33
Born or Resident in Shefford but not on Memorial
ARMOUR Frank
Company Serjeant Major 27907, 17th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Sunday 29th August 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 42. Born Shefford, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph Cooper Armour and Emma Armour, of Clifton; husband of Hannah Armour, of Shefford Rd., Clifton, Bedfordshire. Buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave I. C. 37.
BRUNT William John
Private 201555, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Haynes, enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Commeorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
BURROWS Herbert Charles
Private T.F. 457, 1/8th T.F. Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 12th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, Beds, enlisted and resident Southall, Middlesex. Commeorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51
CARTER Herbert Bruce
Private 3005, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 15th August 1915 in Gallipoli. Born and enlisted Clifton, resident Shefford. Commeorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218
CLARK Albert
Private 5795, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, Beds and enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4
COX Thomas Percy
Private 9817, 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers. Died of wounds Sunday 3rd October 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Biggleswade, enlisted London, resident Shefford. Son of Fred and Lizzie Cox, of 136, Ireland, Shefford. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XVII. E. 16.

CROSSLEY

Alfred

Lance Corporal 17792, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 25th October 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Shefford, enlisted Rushden, Northants. Son of William and Hannah Crossley, of 20, Washbrook Rd., Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D
FARR William Charles
Private G/81009, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Haynes, enlisted Biggleswade, resident Shefford. Son of David and Ada Farr, of Stanford, Biggleswade; husband of Mabel Emily Farr, of 130, Ireland, Shefford. Formerly 5824, East Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A
FAULKNER George
Private 241911, "A" Company, 1st/6th T.F. Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 12th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of Mrs. Rosina Pettifer, of New St., Shefford. Buried in Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 16.
GODFREY Joseph
Private 72103, 2nd/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 26th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Biggleswade. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A
HUTCHINSON John Leo P
Private 251044, 1/6th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 14th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, beds, enlisted Newcastle. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8
LEWIN Henry George
Private 245888, 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 27th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Shefford, Beds, enlisted Westminster, resident Harnwell, West London. Son of Henry and Fanny Lewin, of 41, Uxbridge Row, Hanwell, London. Educated at St. John's Elementary School, West Ealing and Acton County Secondary School. Entered Peterborough Training College for Teachers and was an Assistant Schoolmaster under the L.C.C. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 128 to 131 and 162 and 162A
LINCOLN Edward
Private 15759, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 19th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Highgate, Middlesex, enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XII. I. 15.
ODELL George
Private 19806, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 12th January 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Sarah Odell, of Campton Turn, Shefford. Formerly 29393, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Sofia War Cemetery, Bulgaria. Grave I.F. 5.
PECK Frederick William
Private 17939, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 5th February 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Stondon, Beds, enlisted Bedford, resident Shefford. Son of William and Nellie Peck, of Bird-in-Hand Cottages, Lower Stondon. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 32.
ROBINSON Frederick
Lance Corporal G/67534, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 10th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, Beds, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France. Grave II. F. 10.
SMITH Fred
Private 18862, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 20th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, Beds, enlisted Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D
TOMPKINS Joseph
Private 60510, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds Tuesday 8th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, Beds, enlisted Mill Hill, resident Highgate. Formerly 23740, 5th Middlesex Regiment. Buried in St Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. A. 9.
WELLS James William
Private 23236, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 20th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A
WHITE Frederick
Private 16555, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 27th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Shefford, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave K. 14.

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

1939-1945

ABBOTT

F.

No further information currently.

ASPDEN

James Henry

Sergeant, 531185, Flight Engineer, 138 Squadron, Royal Air Force who died on Sunday 18th April 1943. Age 29. Son of James and Violet Aspden; husband of Norah Rosamond Aspden, of Shefford. Buried in Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Collective grave VI. B. 5-10.

BROWN

O.

No further information currently.

BUSH

W.A.

No further information currently.

BUTLER

J.

No further information currently.

CHARNLEY

Roy Edward

Gunner, 921154, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Prisoner of War who died working on the Burma Railway on Tuesday 22nd June 1943. Age 29. Son of Frederick Thomas Charnley and Queenie Florence Charnley, of Shillington. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 6. A. 20.

COUSINS

L.

No further information currently.

CREIGHTON

A.

probably ALBERT VICTOR CREIGHTON Able Seaman, C/J 101244 H.M.S. Mercury, Royal Navy who died on Sunday 7th July 1940. Buried in the Church of England portion of the Portland Royal Naval Cemetery, Dorset. Coll. grave 671.

DAWSON

Frederick Alec

Lance Serjeant, 5889463, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Monday 26th July 1943. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy. Grave III. K. 28.

GRETTON

Joseph Henry

Lance Corporal, 6013213, attached 4th Indian Division Provost Unit, Essex Regiment who died on Tuesday 14th March 1944. Age 23. Son of Ralph and Mary Ann Gretton, of Shefford. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Grave I. C. 16.

GUTHRIE, DFC

Richard

Flight Lieutenant, 155236, 247 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Friday 18th August 1944. Age 22. Son of William and Ada Ellen Guthrie, of Shefford. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 17.

JENKINS

R.C.

No further information currently.

LEWIS

Walter James

Private, 6023186, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died on Monday 21st December 1942. Age 29. Son of William and Ellen Lewis, of Shefford. Buried in Tel-el-Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave 1. B. 8.

LINEGAR

J.

No further information currently.

MABBOTT

Gerald Walter Charles

Sergeant, 1676974, 425 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday 25th March 1944. Age 19. Son of Walter John and Violet Maisie Mabbott, of Shefford. No known grave. Commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey. Panel 233.

PYPER

George Edward

Leading Aircraftman, 1380753, Pilot U/T who died on Thursday 7th August 1941. Age 21. Son of Edward and Emma Pyper, of Shefford. Buried in Campton and Shefford Cemetery, Shefford. Plot H. Grave 50.

REDDING

William Henry

Warrant Officer, 356672 (no Regiment given) who died on Tuesday 7th November 1944. Age 40. Son of Walter and Jemima Redding; husband of Grace Margery Redding, of Shefford. Buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 9. Row 2. Grave 8.

ROCKALL

Alfred Francis

[Listed on the CWGC as ROCKHALL] Petty Officer C/JX 133684, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died 18th October 1945. Buried in Buried in Campton and Shefford Cemetery, Shefford. Plot G. Grave 98.

SELLS

Sidney George

Gunner, 889738, 18 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Friday 31st May 1940. Age 31. Son of Arthur and Maud Sells; nephew of Mr. F. Lincoln, of Shefford. Buried in St James's Cemetery, Dover, Kent. Row F. Grave 9.

SEYMOUR

F.

probably Frederick Seymour, Gunner, 1781981, 80 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Thursday 7th January 1943. Age 36. Son of Frederick and Winifred Seymour; husband of Gwendoline Fanny Seymour, of Maulden. No known grave. Commemorated on Memorial, Tunisia. Face 8.

SMYTH

Charles William

Bombardier, 960508, 10 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Saturday 10th March 1945. Age 26. Son of William Smyth, and of Janette Smyth, of Shefford. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. Grave 25. A. 12.

TARLTON

Leonard

Leading Seaman, D/JX 150550, H.M.S. Drake, Royal Navy who died on Thursday 9th May 1946. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Tarlton, of Shefford. Buried in Campton and Shefford Cemetery, Shefford. Plot H. Grave 48.

TAYLOR

L.

No further information currently.

WHIFFIN

Edward Charles

Private, 5957639, 1st Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regt., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment who died on Monday 8th May 1944. Age 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Whiffin, of Shefford. No known grave. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Face 8.

WHITE

C.C.

No further information currently.

In the cemetery but not on the memorial

WOOLCOCK Charles
Aircraft Mechanic 1st Class 237809, I. Anti-Aircraft Depot, Royal Air Force. Died 4th August 1921. Age 29. Son of Frederick Charles and Edith Woolcock, of I, (left) Prospect Place, Penryn, Cornwall. Buried in Campton and Shefford Cemetery, Shefford. Grave B. 5.

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