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SOULDROP - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards

The Memorial stands in the churchyard of All Saints Church and takes the form of a cross mounted on a round column standing ona plinth with a single step. There are seven names for World War 1 and one for World War 2 with two further burials in the churchyard that do not appear on the memorial. The memorial was dedicated by local clergy and unveiled by Sir Albert Edward Bowen 11th September 1921.


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IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN
WHO FROM THIS VILLAGE FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
ADAMS John Henry
Private 31464, 58th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Wednesday, 15th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Souldrop, enlisted Ampthill. Son of George Henry and Emma Adams, of Banktop, Souldrop. Formerly, 23587, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C
BIRD Percy

Private TR/10/27004, 31st (Training Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died at home Monday, 2nd April 1917. Age 18. Born Whymington, Northants, enlisted Bedford, resident Sharnbrook. Son of Frederick and Annie Bird, of Souldrop. Buried in All Saints churchyard, Souldrop.

27004 PRIVATE
P BIRD
ROYAL FUSILIERS
2nd APRIL 1917
AGE 18

EDWARDS John
Acting Corporal 23660, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 29th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Souldrop, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
JOHNSON Bertie Edward Malkin
[Spelt Birty on SDGW] Private 23749, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Wednesday, 16th May 1917. Age 25. Born Creaton, Northants, enlisted Ampthill, resident Souldrop. Son of Mrs. H. Johnson, The Green, Creaton, Northants. Buried in St Michael's churchyard, South-East of church, Great Creaton, Northants.
KNIGHT Arthur Ernest
Private 23752, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 13th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Northampton, enlisted Ampthill, resident Souldrop. Commemorated in Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Special Memorial D. 2.
PEERS Cecil Luke
Private G/14353, 1st Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds Thursday, 19th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Sharnbrook, enlisted Bedford, resident Colworth (sic), Sharnbrook. Buried in BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave I. E. 3.
PRIGMORE Edward
Rifleman 2053, 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds Tuesday, 2nd March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born and resident Souldrop, enlisted Bedford. Son of Arthur and Sarah Jane Prigmore, of Souldrop. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), Nord, France. Grave T. II.
RICH Herbert
Private 23217, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Souldrop, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Mrs. S. A. Rich, of Souldrop. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
SMITH Leonard
Private 9867, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th June 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Souldrop, enlisted Bedford.
1939-1945
TIPPING Raymond
[TIPPINGS on CWGC] Sapper 2152706 281 Field Park Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Monday, 11th October 1943. Age 24. Son of William and Gwendoline Tippins [sic]. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave XIV. A. 33.
Not on memorial but in the churchyard
KNIGHTS Audrey

Private W/263093, Auxilary Territorial Service. Died Sunday, 15th October 1944. Age 21. Daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Mary Knights, of Souldrop. Sister of the below. Buried in All Saints churchyard, Souldrop.

W/263093 PRIVATE
AUDREY KNIGHTS
AUXILARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE
15th OCTOBER 1944
AGE 21

KNIGHTS Dorothy

Lance Corporal W/212611, Auxilary Territorial Service. Died Monday, 26th August 1946. Age 25. Daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Mary Knights, of Souldrop. Sister of the above. Buried in All Saints churchyard, Souldrop.

W/212611 PRIVATE
DOROTHY KNIGHTS
AUXILARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE
26th AUGUST 1946
AGE 25

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