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SOUTHILL PARISH HALL MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands beside the road at a junction outside the parish hall. Other memorials reside in the parish church for both wars.


Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2002

MEN OF THIS
PARISH WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ERECTED BY THE PARISHONERS 1921

1914-1918

BEAN

Albert

Private 20995, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Southill, enlisted Pontefract, Yorkshire, resident Biggleswade. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. F. 36.

BEAN

George

Private 30882, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died Sunday 8th December 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Broom, enlisted Bedford, resident Biggleswade. Son of George and Fanny Bean, of Broom, Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in MAUBEUGE (SOUS-LE-BOIS) CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave D. 33.

BEAN

Herbert

Private 24390, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 24th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born Southill, enlisted Biggleswade. Son of George and Fanny Bean, of Park Cottages, Broom, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERYPas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. I. 15.

BUCKINGHAM

C

No further information currently

BUSH

Harry

Guardsman 21891, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Thursday 6th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Broom, enlisted Leeds. Buried in LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY No.2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. X. 8.

COOPER

H

No further information currently

COX

P

No further information currently

COPEMAN

G

probably Ernest William George COPEMAN, Private 20369, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 21 September 1918. Born Streatley, herts, enlisted Bedford, resident Stanford. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE, Aisne, France. Grave III. A. 17.

CURTIS

Benjamin John

[Listed as John Benjamin on SDGW] Private 50677, 1st/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 21 March 1918. Age 20. Born Carshalton, Surrey, enlisted Sandy. Son of Samuel and Harriett Curtis, of Southill, Biggleswade, Beds. Samuel was Pastor of the Baptist Church and they lived in the adjoining house. Commeorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 35 and 36.

In the churchyard of SOuthill Baptist Chapel: "In loving memory of Ruth a devoted daughter of S & H Curtis. Entered into rest September 13th. 1912, aged 29 years. Also of Pte. Benjamin John (their sixth son) 6th. Batt. Cheshire Regt. who fell in action near Peronne, France March 22nd. 1918, aged 20 years. " The grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant" 1 Tim. 1 ch. 4v." "As jewels of electing love in Jesus' crown they shine, he claimed the treasured kindly lent, to him, we them resign."

DAVIS

Walter

Private G/29595, 6th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died Thursday 12th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Southill, enlisted Bedford. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave R. III. H.14.

FARR

Charles William

[Listed as William Charles on SDGW and CWGC] Private G/81009, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 9th October 1917. Aged 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, Beds. Baptised at Haynes on 30th July 1893. His father David was a farm labourer and was buried in Southill parish churchyard on 10th June 1943, aged 74 years. 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.

Extract from National Roll of the Great War, Section V Luton.
FARR, C.W., Private, Royal Fusiliers.
He joined in October 1916 and was drafted to france in the same year, and took part in many engagements, including those on the Somme. He was killed in action at Ypres on October 9th, 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
Ireland, Shefford  
Z2805

FAULKNER

Arthur

Private 10758, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Monday 1st February 1915 at home. Born and resident Southill, enlisted Biggleswade. Buried in Southill Churchyard. Index No. U.K. 3133.

FAULKNER

Noah

Private 13944, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 14th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born and resident Stanford, enlisted Bedford. Son of Frederick and Rosina Faulkner; husband of Edith Faulkner, of Stanford, Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave III. G. 7A.

FAULKNER

Walter

Private 202663, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 27th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Southill, enlisted Biggleswade, resident Stanford, Biggleswade. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Grave XI. J. 8.

GRAY

Arthur

Private 18116, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Southill, enlisted Bedford, resident Broom. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

GRAY

Frederick Arthur

Private 32122, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 6th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Broom, enlisted Bedford, resident Caldecote. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No. 2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. H. 23.

GRAY M.M.

Hubert Ernest

Lance Corporal, 18180, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Broom, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 350757, Essex Regiment. Awarded Military Medal. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIALPas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.

GUDGIN

Frank

Pte. T/448167. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 23 May 1920 Aged 26. Son of Charles Gudgin, husband of Florence Dorothy Gudgin of Church Street, Shillington. Commemorated: Shillington (All Saints) Churchyard. In SW (new) part. (Record on gravestone T/448167 Private F. Gudgin. Royal Army Service Corps. 23rd May 1920. Age 26. Rest in the Lord.) See also Shillington Memorial

HALL

Cecil Cyril

Private 42642, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 17th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Southill, enlisted Biggleswade. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

HALL

Ernest

Guardsman 137058 (13705 ON cwgc), 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 4th January 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Southill, enlisted London. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. PLot VI. Row D. Grave 9.

LEE

Arthur

Private T.F. 203375, 1st/8th T.F. Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 10th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Northill, enlisted Biggleswade. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINESPas de Calais, France. Grave I. AA. 13.

NEWLING

S

No further information currently

PEDDAR

R

probably Reginald Thomas PEDDER, Lance Serjeant 3610, 51st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Killed in action Saturday 4th November 1916. Age 21. Born and resident Biggleswade, enlisted Bedford. Son of James and Elizabeth Pedder, of 43, Lawrence Rd., Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Formerly 17430, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Grave 8.G.22.

ROOK

Arthur

Private 31521, 89th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Monday 9th April 1917. Age 25. Born Langford, enlisted Ampthill, resident Biggleswade. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rook, of Red Cottages, Broom, Biggleswade, Beds. Formerly 23426, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. N. 21.

SAMUELS

Sidney Gerald

Private 48258, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 24th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Southill, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Ellen Samuels, of Southill, Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XI. D. 20.

SPILLER

W

possibly WILLIAM JOHN SPILLER, Private G/52031, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Saturday 14th April 1917. Born Colyton, Devon, enlisted Bedford, resident Ware, herts. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3

STARNES

Percy William

Private RTS/4670, 2nd Remount Depot, Army Service Corps. Died on Friday 4th October 1918. Age 33. Born and resident Biggleswade, enlisted London. Son of Frederick and Amelia Starnes, of Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave IV. G. 9.

STIMSON

E

No further information currently

WILLIAMSON

George

Private 52417, 11th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own). Killed in action Monday 1st October 1917. Age 37. Enlisted Bedford, resident Biggleswade. Formerly 235699, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIALZonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42 to 47 and 162.

 1939-1945

COOPER

George Lloyd

Private 6094636, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died on Monday 12th March 1945 . Age 26. Son of Alfred and Florence Cooper, of Broom, Bedfordshire; husband of Pearl Victoria Cooper, of Broom. Buried in RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave II. A. 4.

LOCKEY

Roy Cecil George

Lance Corporal 5833309, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment who died on Saturday 20th May 1944 . Age 30. Son of Fred and Lily Lockey, of Broom, Bedfordshire; husband of Annie Lockey, of Leagrave, Luton. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 7.

ROOK

F G

probably Frederick George ROOK, Private 5962424, 1st Battalion, Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry who died on Friday 16th February 1945 . Age 29. Son of Frederick Joseph and Florence Sophia Rook. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Grave 45. C. 5.

SLATER

Joseph William

Fusilier 6094570, 18th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.) who died on Monday 30th September 1940. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Slater, of Broom. Buried Southill All Saints Churchyard, new part. Index No. U.K. 3133.

WILLIAMSON

Ivor

Lance Bombardier, 839520, "C" Battery, 52 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery who died on Saturday 25th May 1940. Age 28. Son of William and Jane Williamson, of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 18.

   

Buried in churchyard but not on memorial

BRYANT

Robert George

Private 5947658, The Army Dental Corps. Died Wednesday 19th January 1944. Aged 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Bryant; husband of Joan Bryant, of Stanford. Buried Southill All Saints Churchyard, new part.

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