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STASGDEN WAR MEMORIAL

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

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The Memorial stands in the burial ground surrounding the church of St Leonard's.

IN MEMORIAM

BABBINGTON George Stephen
Sergeant 33181, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 20th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born and resident Stagsden. Son of Harry and Harriett Babbington, of Stagsden, Bedford. Enlisted Ampthill. Police Officer. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Grave II. D. 7. See also Bedfordshire Police Memorial.
BEARD Herbert
Guardsman 25286, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Monday 25th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Stagsden, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D
CLARKE Herbert Frank
Guardsman 14844, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Sunday 15th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Stagsden, enlisted Northampton. Son of James and Lucy Clarke, of "Manor Cottage," Stagsden, Beds. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 and 11
FLUTE Stanley George
Private 276183 (6393) 4th Reserve Bn., Essex Regiment transf. to (356724) 697th Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps who died at home on Wednesday, 30th October 1918. Age 23. Age 23. Born and resident Stagsden, enlisted Bedford. Only son of Mrs. Louisa Flute, of Bedford Rd., Stagsden. Buried in STAGSDEN (ST. LEONARD) CHURCHYARD, east of Church.

See also Bedford Bunyan Meeting

KEEP Alfred
Corporal 23286, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Turvey, resident Stagsden, enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas and Sarah Keep, of Bedford Rd., Stagsden, Bedford. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5
LINGER George Daniel
Sapper 956, 1st East Anglian Division, Signal Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action Sunday 24th January 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Stagsden, enlisted Bedford. Son of Albert John and Alice Linger, of High St., Stagsden. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. B. 1.
LILLEY Albert George
Lance Corporal 38593, 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds Friday 29th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Wootton, resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Youngest son of Thomas and Ann Maria Lilley, of Bedford Rd., Stagsden. Formerly 28097, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave III. E. 24. See also Bedford Bunyan Meeting
PRICKETT Joseph Foster
Private 13566, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 13th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and enlisted Stagsden, enlisted Bedford. Son of Arthur and Sarah Prickett, of Westend, Stagsden. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XIV. A. 13. See also Bedford Bunyan Meeting
RIDDY Thomas William
Lance Corporal 1090, 2/1st East Anglian Division, 486th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died at home Thursday 24th June 1915. Age 33. Resident Biddenham, enlisted Bedford. Son of Jeremiah and Fanny Riddy, of Stagsden, Bedfordshire; husband of M. J. Riddy, of Avenue Cottage, Biddenham, Bedford. Buried in STAGSDEN (ST. LEONARD) CHURCHYARD, north of Church. Also on the Biddenham memorial and Bedford Bunyan Meeting
SINFIELD Sidney James
Private 18616, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 11th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born toddington, resident Stagsden, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
WHITE, MM Thomas
Private G/60109, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds Thursday 15th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Resident Stagsden, enlisted Bedford. Grandson of the late Mrs. Mary White, of Spring Lane, Stagsden. Formerly 40394, Bedfordshire Regiment. Awarded Military Medal (MM). No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3. Also on the Bedford Bunyan Meeting
WRIGHT Charles Frederick
Private 23722, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 31st December 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stagsden, enlisted Ampthill. commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
Not on memorial but buried in churchyard
COOK F C
Private 32979, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 5th July 1921 at home. Age 23. Son of Albert John and Bertha Mary Cook, of Church Row, Stagsden. Buried in St Leonard's churchyard.
1939-1945
CLARKE H C
No further information currently
CHERRY Frederick James Bernard
Sapper 2078531, Royal Engineers. Died on Sunday 2nd June 1940. Age 26. Son of Alfred and Rose Cherry, of Stagsden; husband of Isobel Margaret Cherry, of Roath Park, Cardiff. Buried in St Leonard's churchyard, S.E. of Church, near South boundary.
JEFFRIES Peter Raymond
Sergeant 3030814 640 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Friday, 2nd February 1945. Age 19. Son of Cecil and Primrose Jefferies, of Bromham. Buried in St Leonard's churchyard, near S.E. Buttress.
TAYLOR A
No further information currently
In Graveyard to one who served his country
LANE Philip Alf
Arnhem Veteran, 1st Parachute Squadron. Died 23rd March 1995, aged 77 and his wife Dorothy, 23rd November 1997, aged 77.

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