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STEVINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards

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The memorial stands in front of Stevington Church in the graveyard.

THIS CROSS IS DEDICATED
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBERANCE
OF THE GALLANT MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

ASPLEY George Henry
[Listed as Henry George on SDGW & CWGC] Lance Corporal, 12797, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 8th January 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Stevington [Stebbington on SDGW], enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred and Martha Aspley, of Silver St., Stevington, Bedford. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
ALLEN William Charles
Private, 17668, "A", 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 1st October 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Stevington, enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Allen, of Silver St., Stevington, Bedford. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.
COX Ernest Walter
[Lance Corporal on SDGW] Private, 10516, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 14th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Stevington [Stebington on SDGW], enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Walter and Ada Cox, of Church Rd., Stevington, Bedfordshire. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave I. N. 31.
COWLEY Albert William
Private, 76977, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Tuesday, 14th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born Stevington, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Jesse William and Mirriam Elizabeth Cowley, of The Post Office, Stevington, Bedford. Formerly 71520, 106th T. R. Battalion. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21
COX Edwin
Private, 17688, 4th [1st on memorial] Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 27th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born and resident Stevington, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Joseph and Susan Cox, of Stevington; husband of Rose Seamarks (formerly Cox, (nee Pallant), of Court Lane, Stevington, Bedford. Formerly 339138, Labour Corps. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
CHURCH Thomas
Private, 131421, 15th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds Monday, 23rd September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Stevington, enlisted Bedford. Son of Ada J. Church, of Park End, Stevington, Bedford. Buried in Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. D. 10.
GOLDSMITH Charles James
Private, 18825, 1st Battalion, [2nd Battalion on memorial], Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 27th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Stevington [Stebbington on SDGW], enlisted Bedford, resident Stagsden. Son of Mr. W. Goldsmith; husband of Caroline Emily Goldsmith, of Silver St., Stevington, Bedford. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
GARLICK James Robert
Private, 42946, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 26th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Turvey, enlisted Bedford, resident Stevington. Formerly 10787, Bedfordshire Regiment. commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 51 and 52
HARPIN Oliver Francis
Corporal, 17697, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 18th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Stevington, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Walter James Harpin, of Lilur St., Stevington; husband of Alice Emma Sutton (formerly Harpin), of Lilur St., Stevington, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.
MIDDLETON Frederick Henry
Private, 38625, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusliers. Killed in action Friday, 12th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and resident Stevington, enlisted Derby. Grandson of Frederick Goldsmith, of Silver St., Stevington, Bedford. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.
1939-1945
BOWYER Sidney G
Fusilier, 5949794, 1st/8th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers who died on Friday, 28th April 1944. Age 30. Son of Dexter and Clara Rebecca Bowyer, of Stevington, Bedfordshire. Buried in Kohima War Cemetery, India. Grave 1. A. 13.
DENTON Bertram Joseph
Marine, PLY/X 3492, H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Marines who died on Sunday, 5th April 1942. Age 19. Son of Ada Gertrude Denton, and stepson of Walter J. Hoddy, of Stevington, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 74, Column 3.
GOLDSMITH Wilfred Charles
Private, 6025292, 4th Bn., Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died on Friday, 4th September 1942. Age 28. Son of Charles and Caroline E. Goldsmith; husband of Faith M. K. Goldsmith, of Oakley, Bedfordshire. Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Grave XXI. C. 11.
GOLDSMITH Reginald Victor
Flying Officer, 159972, 55 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Thursday, 22nd February 1945. Buried in Udine War Cemetery, Italy. Grave I. B. 1.
PAYNE Ronald Edward

Fusilier, 14733447, 6th Bn., Royal Welch Fusiliers who died on Monday, 16th April 1945. Age 19. Buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 7. B. 12.

Extract from Bedfordshire Times and Independent - Friday 19 April 1946, page 10:

PAYNE.—With proud and loving memories of a dear son and brother, killed in action on 16 April 1945.—From his loving mum, dad, and sisters, Stevington.

 

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