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SHILLINGTON CHAPEL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Lynda Smith

This memorial is in the restored chapel of All Saints Church, Church Road, Shillington. It takes the form of a copper sheet painted black with raised lettering in a copper finish mounted on an oak memorial baord. On the top of the sheet is a Crown surmounted by a cross with a palm leaf extended on each side. There are 24 names listed for World War 1 by surname then forename.

Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith 2001

THIS CHAPEL WAS RESTORED TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF SHILLINGTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

ANSELL

Alfred
Private 41523, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 26 October 1918. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Bedford. Son of David & Annie Ansell of Brookside, Shillington. IN 1911 he is listed as being the son of David & Annie Mansell, of Shillington, aged 12, at school, born Shillington. No known grave. Commemorated on Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVII. Row L. Grave 20 (recorded on both village memorials)

ANSELL

Harry
Private 3/5968, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 November 1914. Born Finchley, enlisted Ampthill, resident Whetstone, Middlesex. In the 1911 census Harry Ansell was the nephew of Sara Waller (a widow), aged 21, a Farm Labourer, born Finchley, Middlesex, resident Shillington. Went to the front 12 September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11. (record on both village memorials)

BREWER

John
Private 28277, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 21 May 1917. Lived Shillington. Enlisted Ampthill. No known grave. Commemorated in London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse, Pas de Calais, France on Neuville Vitasse Mill Cemetery Memorial. Panel 3 (recorded on both village memorials)

DENTON, MM

Joseph [James]
Serjeant 1852, “D” Battery, 83rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds Thursday 21 March 1918. Aged 37. Born Hitchin. Enlisted London. Son of James Denton of Marshall Cottages, Shillington. Husband of Sarah A. Denton of Albert Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia. Served in the South African Campaign. Awarded the MIlitary Medal (M.M.). In the 1891 census he is the son of James & Elizabeth Denton, of Green End, Shillington, aged 9, Scholar, born Shillington. His birth was registered in the January to March Quarter 1882 in the Ampthill Registration District. No known grave. Commemorated on Poziers Memorial, Somme. Panel 7 – 10 (recorded on both village memorials)

GRUNDON

William Sidney
Private 3/7199, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 October 1916. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Clifton. In the 1911 census he was the son of Henry & Ann Frundon, of Aspley End, Shillington, aged 17, a Farm Labourer, born Shillington. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier & Face 2C (recorded on both village memorials)

HYDE

Bertram
Private 28124, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 24 April 1918. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Ampthill. In 1911 he was the nephew of Charles Cole, he was aged 22, a Grocer's Assistsnt, born and resident Shillington. No known grave. Commemorated on Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme. Plot III. Row C. Grave 4. (recorded on both village memorials)

INGRAM

Robert
Private 31949, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 8 May 1918. Aged 20. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Bedford. The son of William & Eliza Ingram, of Aspley End, Shillington. In the 1911 census he is the son of William and Eliza Ingram, aged 13, Assisting in Boot Repairing, born Shillington, resident Aspley End, Shillington. Buried in Kemmel No. 1 French Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 18. (recorded on both village memorials)

JENKINS

Lewis Bertram
Gunner 123666, “A” Battery, 76th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Monday 4 November 1918. Aged 29. Born Shillington. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of John & Sally Jenkins of Shillington. Husband of Olive Lavinia Jenkins of 58 Park Road, Hendon, London. IN the 1911 census he is listed as the son of John & Lily Jenkins, aged 21, a Farm Labourer, born & resident Shillington. Buried in Cross Roads Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 11 (recorded on both village memorials)

JEPPS

Charles
Private 23651, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28 October 1916. Born & lived Hitchin, Herts. Enlisted Pewsey, Wiltshire. Formerly 21818 Somerset Light Infantry. In the 1911 census he is listed as the son of Peter Jepps (a widower), aged 19, a Horse Man on Farm, born and resident Shillington. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier & Face 11D (recorded on both village memorials)

LARMAN

Bertram Albert aka Bertie
Private 21010, 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 15th July, 1917. Aged 22. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Absolam & Eliza Larman of Moat Farm Cottages, Biscot, Luton. In the 1911 census he is listed as Bert, the son of Absalom & Eliza Larman, aged 16, a Farm Labourer, born Shillington and resident Green End, Shillington. Formerly 3/7267, Bedfordshire Regiment. Went to the Front 11 November 1914. Buried in La Belle Alliance Cemetery, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 10. (recorded on both village memorials)

PEARCE

Arthur
[Frederick Arthur on village memorial] Private 10350, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9 November 1914. Aged 19. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Bedford. Son of George & Emma Pearce, of Church Street, Shillington. Listed in the 1911 census as Arthur Pearce, aged 16, son of Emma Pearce (widow), a Domestic Groom, born and resident Shillington. His biorth is registered as Frederick Arthur, April-June Quarter 1895, in the Ampthill Registration District. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais. Panel 10 & 11 (recorded on both village memorials)

PESTELL

Percy John
Private 28043, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 22 May 1917. Aged 28. Born Huntingdon. Lived Shillington. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mrs G. Pestell, of 11 St Mary’s Terrace, Newtown, Huntingdon. Husband of Maud Pestell, of Church Street, Shillington. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Godmanchester, Butler to Riobert Lucas at the Manor House, Shillington. Buried in Tank Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 33 (recorded on both village memorials)

PRUTTON

Frank
Lance Corporal 1369, 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry A.I.F. Killed in action Sunday 25 April 1915 on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Aged 29. Emigrated aged 28. Enlisted 29 August 1914. Born in Shillington, Luton, Bedfordshire, England, the son of Alfred and Susan Prutton, of Church Street, Shillington. Butcher by trade. Educated at Bedfordshire Council School. Resident Portland, New South Wales. In the 1911 census he was a boarder with Harriet Dinch; aged 25, a Butcher, born Shillington, resident 16 Etna Road, Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on Lone Pine Cemetery, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 19 (recorded on both village memorials) Australian Roll of Honour Circular Document
RICHARDS John
Stoker 1st Class K/6842, HMS “Queen Mary” Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action Wednesday 31 May 1916 when his ship was hit twice by the German battlecruiser Derfflinger during the early part of the Battle of Jutland causing her magazines to explode shortly afterwards, sinking the ship. Aged 24. Born 22 May 1892 in Holloway, London. Husband of Beatrice Richards of Bury End, Shillington. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 19.
SWAIN George Henry
Private 2223369, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 6 October 1918. Resident 533 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Next of kin was his father, Alfred Swain, of Pegsden Common Farm, nr. Hitchin. Born 7 January 1891, Hertford, England. Tile Layer by trade. Unmarried. Passed fit 16 July 1817, enlisted 31 July 1917, at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 26. Height 5 feet 7 inches. girth 38 inches. complexion fair, eyes gray, hair light brown, hearing normal. bision right eye 20/20, left eye 20/32; religion Church of England. Buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row G. Grave 31. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9447 - 53
TINGEY
Ernest Bert
Private 3/8706, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Monday 8 November 1915. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Hitchin. In the 1911 census he is the son of Paul & Jane Tingey, aged 21, Worker on a Farm, born & resident Shillington; on eof his siblings is William (Willie) below. Buried in La Brique Military Cemetery No. 1, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 14 (recorded on both village memorials)
TINGEY
William
Private G/51048, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge’s Own). Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Bedford. In the 1911 census he is the son of Paul & Jane Tingey, aged 13, Worker on a Farm, born & resident Shillington; one of his siblings is Ernest above. Buried in Heniel-Croiselles Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 2. (recorded on both village memorials)

TWYDELL

Ernest
Private 25523, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 31 October 1916. Aged 22. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of John & Eliza Twydell, Bury End, Shillington. In the 1911 census he is listed as the son of Eliza & John Twydell, aged 17, Farm Labourer, born and resident Sillington. Buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 28 (recorded on both village memorials)

TWYDELL

Frank Samuel
Corporal 25522, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 19 November 1916. Aged 22. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Hitchin. Son George & Mary Ann Twydell of Shillington. In the 1911 census hios surname is spelt TWIDLE, he is the son of George & Nary Ann, aged 17, Teamster, born & resident Shillington. Buried in Contay British Cemetery, Somme. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 4. (recorded on both village memorials)

WEEDEN

Horace
Private 26768, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Born & lived Shillington. Enlisted Ampthill. In the 1911 census he is listed as the son of Frank & Betsy Weeden,m aged 16, a Farm Labourer, born and resident Shillington. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5 (recorded on both village memorials)

WEST

William
Private 202846, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 21 March 1918. Born Finsbury Park. Lived Shillington. Enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 269304, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. Bay 7. (recorded on both village memorials)

WILLMER

Leslie
Private 40153. 1/4th East Yorkshire Regiment (Formerly 42744 Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 April 1918. Born Marylebone. Lived Shillington. Enlisted Marylebone. Son of Frederick Funnell Willmer & Lillie Willmer of Brighton. Buried in Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 2. (recorded on both village memorials)

WILSON

Frank Cyril
[Cyril Frank in chapel, on SDGW and CWGC] Private 56802. 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action Saturday 1 June 1918. Aged 18. Born Green End, Beds. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of Edgar & Emily Wilson, of Blacksmith Cottage, Shillington. In the 1911 census he is aged 11, son of Edgar & Emily Wilson, at school, born and resident Shillington. Buried in Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme. Plot I. Row D. Grave 41. (recorded on both village memorials)

WOMWELL

Herbert Stanley
Lance Corporal 203987. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 8 October 1918. Aged 21. Born Ickleford, Herts. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of William & Emma J. Womwell of Shillington Mill, Gravenhurst, Beds. In 1911 he was the son of William and Emma Womwell, his father was the Miller, aged 14, at school, born Hitchin, resident Shillington Mill. Buried in Brancourt-le-Grand-Military Cemetery, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 25. (recorded on both village memorials)
     

GRANT THEM LORD ETERNAL PEACE

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