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STEWARTBY MEMORIAL HALL - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2004
photographs copyright © Paul Gray 2004
additional information Dr. Stephen Larkin

The memorial hall stands in the centre of Stewartby, the roll of honour consists of four stone plaques set into the inner walls. As Stewartby Village was not built until around 1929 it would appear that this list is of men from various surrounding villages that worked in the brickfields.

1914-1918

ABBOTT

Arthur John
Private G/31O96 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who was killed in action on Friday, 9th August 1918 in France.  Born Marston Shelton, enlisted Bedford.  Formerly G/22119 Buffs.  Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.  Panel Number: 7

He joined in 1916, and in the following year was drafted to France, where he was in action in the bBattles of Ypres, Lens and Cambrai. He gave his life for the freedom of England at Cambrai on August 9th, 1918, during the final Allied Advance. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

“He joined the geat white company of valiant souls.”

(National Roll of the Great War, Section XII, Part 1, Z 1001)

See also Marston Moreteyne

ABBOTT

W J

Private 22851 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 19th April 1917 in France.  Born Marston, resident Marston Shelton, enlisted Bedford.  Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.  Grave Reference:  IV. A. 14.

Volunteering in 1915 he was drafted to the Western Front and was in action at Albert and Vimy Ridge.  Owing to ill-health he was invalided home for hospital treatment and, on his recovery returned to France and fought in various parts of the line.  He was reported missing on April 19th, 1917, and after was presumed to have been killed on that date.  He was entitled to the General Service and Victory medals.

“His life for his country, his soul to God”

(National Roll of the Great War, Section XII, Part 1, Z 1002/B)

See also Marston Moreteyne

ALLEN

James

Private 32098 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 27th April 1917 in France.  Resident Marston, enlisted Bedford. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France.  Grave Reference: IV. H. 24. See also Marston Moreteyne

ASHPOLE

Reginald

Private 41837 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 7th July 1917 in France. Resident Keeley, Wootton, born Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 32834 Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in Cemetery: FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8.

There is a Reginald Thomas Ashpole whose birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the April to June Quarter 1898 (Vol 3B Page 335). In the 1911 census there is listed a R Ashpole, son of J & S Ashpole, aged 13, born 1898 in Bedford, a schoolboy, resident Wootton, Bedford. In the 1901 census Reginald Ashpole was aged 3, son of Joseph and Sarah Ashpole of Wood End, Kempston Rural, Kempston (Rural).

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

BARBER

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BARRETT

J

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BEARD

Alfred James

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 47924, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 6th November 1918 in France. Aged 26. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Elizabeth Beard, of Kempston, Beds.; husband of Gladys E. Beard, of Ivy Cottage, Prensham, Farnham, Surrey. Formerly 16814, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Grave XIII. B. 25. See also Kempston

BIGG

Harold Ernest

[Also listed as BIGGS] Acting Corporal 235108, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action Friday 3rd August 1917 in France. Formerly 5026, Bedfordshire Regiment. Resident of Keeley, Wootton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Mrs. A. R. Bigg, of Hall End, Wootton, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

In the 1911 census he was married to Ada Rose and they had a son Arthur, aged 1 month. He was aged 23, born in Wootton, and was a General Bricklayer Labourer. He and his family were living at Wood End, Wootton.

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

BREED

Frederick [William]

Acting Bombardier 60517, 63rd Bty., Royal Field Artillery. Died Thursday 24th August 1916 in Turkey. Age 26. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Annie Emery (formerly Breed), of 4, Thornton St., Kempston, Beds., and the late Alfred Breed. Living in Park Road. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave XXI. B. 8. See also Kempston

BREED

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BUNYAN

Charles

Private 9384, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th November 1914 in France. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4, See also Kempston

BUNYAN

Herbert

Private 33019, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22nd March 1918 in France. Aged 24. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Brother of Mrs. E. Baldwin, of Caxton End, Bourn, Cambridge. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Kempston

BURRIDGE

George

Private PS/10884, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Monday 9th April 1917 in France. Age 37. Born Slitwick (Flitwick), enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of George and Ruth Burridge, of 83, Woburn Rd., Kempston; husband of Florence Burridge, of 11, Farrer St., Kempston, Bedford. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also Kempston.

BUSBY

Arthur

Private 20281 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 19th April 1916.  Born Marston, resident Marston Shelton, enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Panel Number: Panel 31 and 33.See also Marston Moreteyne

BUTLER

J

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BUTLER

Thomas [John]

Private 22223, 5th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Died of wounds Friday 16th August 1916 at home. Age 20. Born Bethnal Green, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Mrs. Mary Pateman, of 19, Woburn Rd. Kempston; husband of Laura Clara Butler, of 2A, Britannia Place, Britannia Rd., Bedford. Formerly 7353, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in KEMPSTON CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. See also Kempston and Kempston Cemetery

BUTLER

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CAVES

Arthur Samuel

Lance Corporal 200398 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 20th July 1917 in Palestine.  Age 21.  Son of Joseph and Jane Caves, of Marston, Shelton.  Enlisted Bedford.  Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel.  Grave Reference: XXX. A. 14.See also Marston Moreteyne

CAVES

William Arthur

Private 29235 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who died on Wednesday, 26th June 1918. Born Marston, resident Marston Shelton, enlisted Bedford. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Germany.  Grave Reference  I. K. 9.  [Stewartby memorial has AW CAVES.]See also Marston Moreteyne

CAVES

E Jonathan

Private 4606 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 16th August 1915 at Gallipoli.  Resident Marston, enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey.  Bay 554 and 218.See also Marston Moreteyne

CAVES

Herbert John

[Listed as CAVE] Private 31972 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 18th February 1917 in France.  Age 24.  Son of Joseph and Hannah Cave, of Caulcote, Marston Moretaine.  Born Marston, enlisted Bedford.  Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference: III. A. 32.  [Soldiers Who Died in the Great War gives John Herbert.]See also Marston Moreteyne

CHAPPELL

G

probably Ernest George CHAPPELL, Private G/18844, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Saturday, 28th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Sarah Ann Chappell, of Rectory Lane, Houghton Conquest. Buried in LE FERMONT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. C. 7. See also Houghton Conquest

CHILLERY

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CHURCH

Redvers Fred

Private 497053 13th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment. Died Saturday 30th October 1920. Age 20. Enlisted 1st October 1918, discharged 21st February 1919. Son of Charles and Mary Church, of Taggs End, Wootton. Buried in Wootton St Mary Church cemetery. At Rest.

In the 1911 census he is listed as Ridverse F Church, son of Charles & Mary Church, aged 10, a Schoolboy, born Wootton, resident Wootton. In the 1901 census he is listed as Redver F Church, son of Charles & Mary Church, aged 9 months, born Wootton, resident Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the July to September Quarter 1900.

See also Wootton

COPPERWHEAT

Alfred Thomas

Private 22802 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917 in France.  Age 25.  Born Marston.  Son of Walter and Julia Copperwheat, of Upper Shelton, Marston.  Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.  Bay 5.

See also Marston Moreteyne

COX

Alfred [A]

Acting Lance Corporal 8589, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 22nd April 1915 in France. Age 31. Born Stevington, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Cox, of 67, Woburn Rd., Kempston, Bedford. Native of Stevington, Bedford. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. A. 11. See also Kempston

COX

J

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COX

Richard

Lance Corporal 12116 10th Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) who died of wounds at home on Sunday, 16th July 1916. Born Bedford, enlisted Leeds. Commemorated in KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS') CEMETERY, London. 213. 5. 15. (Screen Wall.) See also Kempston

DENTON

Arthur

Private 22805 Depot, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Saturday 27th November 1915. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Wootton St Mary Churchyard.

In the 1911 census he was the son of William & Isabel Denton, aged 15, born Wootton, a Brickyard Labourer, resident Wootton.

See also Wootton and Wootton School Ex-Pupils

DUDLEY

Frederick [William]

Lance Sergeant 32192, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 25th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Bedford, resident Upper Shelton. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

In the 1911 census Frederick William Dudley was married to Mary, aged 24, a Kiln Labourer, born Marston, resident with his in-laws, Thomas Edwards & Elizabeth Jane Smith at Wootton Green. His birth was registered in the Woburn Registration District in the January to March Quarter 1887.

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

DUDLEY, F.W., Sergeant, Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in September 1914, and in the following year was drafted to the Dardenelles, where he saw much severe fighting and contacted dysentry. He was afterwards transferred to the Western Front, where he was unfortunately killed in action action on April 25th, 1917. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Great deeds cannot die : They with the sun and moon renew their light for ever."

Marston, Beds. - Z2035.

See also Marston Moreteyne and Wootton

DUDLEY

Herbert John

Private 22886 Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Friday, 21st January 1921.  Age 35.  Son of William and Ellen Dudley, of Upper Shelton, Marston Moreteyne.  Buried in MARSTON MORETEYNE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD on 25th January 1921.  Grave Reference: A72.  Burial register shows he died at Bedford Hospital. 

He volunteered in 1915, and in the following years was drafted to the Western front, where he saw severe fighting in various sectors.  He took part in the Battle of the Somme, Arras and Cambrai, and many minor engagements, and was gassed and wounded in action at Ypres.  He was finally demobilised in March 1919, and holds the General service and Victory Medals. 

(National Roll of the Great War, Section XII, Part 1, Z 2036)

See also Marston Moreteyne

ELLIS

Edward

Private 22902 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Sunday, 11th February 1917.  Age 20.  Born Wootton, son of Samuel and Mary Ellis, of Wootton Green, Wootton, Bedfordshire.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.  Panel Number: Pier and Face 2 C.See also Marston Moreteyne, Wootton and Wootton School Ex-Pupils

EVANS

Joseph George

Private 40911, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Formerly 30185 Bedfordshire Regiment. Born and resident Wooton, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7See also Wootton

EVANS

J

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FOLKES

Frederick James

Acting Lance Corporal 3964, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Enlisted Bedford, resident Wootton. In 1911 he was a son, aged 17, a Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton, living with his parents Alfred James and Ann Folkes, in Wootton, resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Sent to the Balkans 10th August 1915. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the January to March Quarter 1892. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218.

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

FOLKES, F.J., Private, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
Volunteering in September 1914, he was immediately drafted to France, where he took part in the Retreat from Mons, and the Battles of the Aisne, Hill 60 and Ypres. He was then transferred to the Dardanelles, and was present during the Landing at Sulva Bay, where he was unfortunately killed in action on August 6th, 1915, [this is inaccurate should be 16th] and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"He joined the great white company of valiant souls."

Tags End, Wootton, Bedford. - Z2178/A.

FOLKES

Thomas

Lance Corporal 40112, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. In 1911 he was a son, aged 14, a Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton, living with his parents Alfred James and Ann Folkes, in Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the October to December Quarter 1896. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

GEE

George [William]

Private G/18345 11th Battalion., Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) who was killed in action on Saturday, 7th October 1916 in France.  Born Ampthill, enlisted Bedford.  Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France Grave Reference III. E. 22.See also Marston Moreteyne

GIGGLES

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GILBERT

Frederick John

Private 3/7006, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 16th May 1915 in France. Aged 21. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ann Gilbert, of Church Row, Wootton, Beds. Buried in Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 34.

His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the Janaury to March Quarter 1894. In the 1911 census he was the son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ann Gilbert of Church Row, Wootton, aged 17, a Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton.

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

GILBERT, F.J., Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regt.

Immediately after volunteering in August 1914, he was sent to France and fought in the Retreat from Mons and at Givenchy. He was, however, unfortunately killed in action at Festubert on May 16th, 1915, and was buried at the Guards' Cemetery near Béthune. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country, his sould to God."

Church Cottages, Wootton, Bedford. - Z2593/A.

GOODMAN

Albert Charles

Private 29370 10th Battalion Essex Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 10th March 1917.  Born Marston, resident Marston, enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 10 D.See also Marston Moreteyne

GOODMAN

[Israel] John

Private 22842 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 29th November 1917 in France.  Age 30.  Husband of Louisa Goodman, of Church End, Marston.  Born Marston Church End, enlisted Bedford.  Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France.  Grave Reference:  P. V. E. 9A.  See also Marston Moreteyne

GOODMAN

Walter

Lance Corporal 22801 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 16th July 1917 in France.  Age 32.  Son of William and Martha Goodman, of Marston Pillinge; husband of Janet Goodman, of 29, Gladstone St., Beeston, Nottinghamshire.  Born Marston Church End, resident Marston Church End, enlisted Bedford.  Buried in ALBUERA CEMETERY, BAILLEUL-SIRE-BERTHOULT, Pas de Calais, France.  Grave Reference: A. II.See also Marston Moreteyne

GORDON

D

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GORE

Alfred [Charles]

Private 702746, 1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1916 in France. Born Biddenham, enlisted Bedford,resident Kempston. Formerly 25169, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C. See also Kempston

GREEN

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HARDING

Joseph Bertie

Private 32224, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 27th May 1917 in France. Age 29. Born and living in Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph and Ann Harding, of 16, High St., Kempston, Bedford. Buried in VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. D. 19. See also Wootton

HARPER

Alfred

Probably Private 3/7282 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 17th May 1915 in France.  He was born at Cranfield, and was resident at Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire, enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.  Panel 10 and 11.  See also Marston Moreteyne and Cranfield.

HARRIS

George W

Private 19846, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 4th September 1916 in France. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

On his medal card the address given is that of his sister Mrs S A Russell, Mount Pleasant, Wootton, Bedford. In the 1911 census he is living with his brother-in-law, Jun Russell, and family, in Wootton, aged 23, unmarried, Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton. In the 1901 census he is living with his parents, george and Sophia Harris, in Wooton, aged 13, an Ordinary Farm Labourer, born Wootton.

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

HARRISON

John Blois

Private 20410 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Saturday, 20th March 1920.  Age 39.  Husband of M. Harrison, of Marston Moreteyne.  Buried in MARSTON MORETEYNE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD on 23rd March 1920.  Grave Reference: A35. 

Grant him O Lord
Eternal rest.

HUCKLE

Frederick [John]

Sapper WR/255195 Railway Operating Department, Royal Engineers. Died Wednesday, 30th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Wootton, enlisted Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Brother of Susan J. Humphreys, of Shelton, Kimbolton, Hunts. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. B. 9A. See also Houghton Conquest

HUCKLE

Herbert

Private 22837 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 23rd April 1917 in France.  Age 34.  Husband of Rachel Huckle.  Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.  Bay 5.  Also commemorated in MARSTON MORETEYNE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD.  Grave Reference:  A56.  Brother in law of Martha L.L. Keech the wife of Francis Keech. 

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

See also Marston Moreteyne

HUMPHREY

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JOHNSTON

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KINGSTON

John [William]

Private 23617, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 13th November 1916 in France. Born Eye. Northants, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Lived in Littledale Street. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Kempston

LEE

Charles

Private 20239 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 20th May 1916 in Flanders.  Born Spalding, Lincolnshire, resident Marston, enlisted Bedford.  Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Grave Reference: II. 1. 2.See also Marston Moreteyne

LOVELL

James aka Jim

Private, 200373, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Monday, 10th March 1919. Son of Mrs. M. A. Lovell, of Taggs End, Wootton. Buried near North boundary in Wootton St Mary Church cemetery.

In the 1911 census he was called Jim, son of William and Mary Ann Lovell, of Wootton, aged 24, a Bricklayer Labourer, born Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the October to Decmeber Quarter 1886.

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

LOVELL, J., Private, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in September 1914, and on completing his training in the following year, proceeded to Egypt, but later took part in the Advance into Palestine, and saw much fighting at Gaza, Jaffa and Haifa. he did continuously good work throughout the hostilities, and was demobilised in February 1919. Unfortunately he contracted influenza and died of pneumonia on March 10th, 1919. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
 

"His memory is cherished with pride."

Taggs End, Wootton, Bedford. - Z3380/A.

MAYHEW

Sydney [James]

Sapper 522441 (formerly 2546), 486th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Suffered gunshot wounds to the head 27th March 1917 and died from those wounds 4th April 1917 in 24th Casualty Hospital, Kantara, Egypt. Enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of William Samuel & Mary Ann Mayhew of 270 Bedford Road, Kempston. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 50.

According to his Military Papers he enlisted, and was passed fit, in the East Anglian Royal Engineers while resident at 270 Bedford Road, Kempston, on 7th June 1915. He was embodied 7th June 1915 and served at home until 21st November 1915. He became part of the BEF on 22nd November 1915 until 28th April 1916. On 29th April 1916 he was posted to his Field Company. He was 23 years 10 months when he enlisted, height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 35 inches, physical development good. He was a Bricklayer's Labourer and his references came from Elstow Brick Works.

In the 1911 census he was the son of William and Mary Ann Mayhew, aged 19, Brickyard Labourer at Elstow Brick Works, born Kempston, resident 270 Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District October to December Quarter 1891.

See also Kempston

MOORE

Herbert

Private 3974, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Friday 24th September 1915 in Malta. Enlisted Bedford, resident Wootton. Son of Alfred and Anne Moore of 58 Hall End Road, Wootton, Bedford. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B. Row XIV. Grave 5.

In the 1901 census he is the son of Alfred and Ann Moore, of Hall End, Wootton, aged 13, Ordinary Agricultural Labourer, born Wootton. In the 1911 census he is the son of Alfred and Ann Moore, of Hall End, Wootton, aged 23, Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton. His birth was registered in the October to Decmeber Quarter 1887.

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

MORTIMER

William [Samuel]

Private 3/8736, 1st Battalion, originally 3rd, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 27th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Bromham, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave I. I. 7. See also Bromham and Kempston

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

MORTIMER, W.S., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regt.
He volunteered in October 1914, and after a brief training proceeded to France. In this theatre of hostilities he took part in the first Battle of Ypres, and was later in action in many other sectors of the front. He later participated in the Battle of the Somme, and fell fighting at Delville Wood on July 27th, 1916. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Great deeds cannot die."

222, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford. - X3603.

O'DELL

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O'DELL

Walter Percy

Sergeant 32196, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France. Born Houghten Conquest, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Kempston

PARKER

Charles

Lance Corporal 8882, 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment 6th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 14th February 1916. Age 27. Son of John & Mary Parker of Wootton. Native of Stevington. Went to France & Flanders 5th November 1914. Born in Stevington and enlisted in Bedford. Buried in Potijze Burial Ground,Ypres, Belgium. Section I. Grave 3.

In the 1901 census Charles Parker was the son of John and Mary Parker, aged 10, born Stevington, resident Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District October to December Quarter 1890.

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

PARROTT, MM

R

Private 200616 "B " Company. 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Monday, 13th May 1918 in Palestine.  Age 22.  Son of Robert and Emma Jane Parrott, of Church End, Marston Moreteyne.  Resident Marston Church End, enlisted Bedford.  Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel.  Grave Reference CC. 63.See also Marston Moreteyne

PATEMAN

Richard George

Private 7931, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 19th November 1914 in France. Age 28. Born and resident in Wootton, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Frederick and Fanny Pateman, of Church Row, Wootton, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

Embarked 16th August 1914. In the 1911 census he was the son of Frederick & Fanny Pateman, of Church Row Wootton Bedford, aged 24, unmarried, Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District April to June Quarter 1887.

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

PATEMAN, R.G., Private, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment.
Mobilised at the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, he was immediately ordered to the Western front. There he participated in the Battle of Mons and the subsequent Retreat, and also took part in the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne, La Bassée and Ypres, where he fell in action on November 19th, 1914. He was the first Wootton man to make the supreme sacrifice in the war. He was buried at Ypres, and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
 

"He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice."

Church Cottages, Wootton, Bedford. - Z3779.

RANDALL

Henry J

Private 20298 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 15th September 1916 in France.  Age 40.  Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Randall; husband of Alice Beatrice Randall, of Marston Church End.  Born Marston, resident Marston Church End, enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.  Pier and Face 2 C. See also Marston Moreteyne

ROBERTS

H

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ROBINSON

Hedley E

Private 2726, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 24th September 1915 in Gallipoli. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Ampthill. Buried in 7th FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey. Grave Sp. Mem. C. 23. See also Houghton Conquest

RUSSELL

Edward

Private 10481, 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on Monday, 19th April 1915. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Cardington. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

Emabrked in France 17th February 1915. In the 1911 census he was boarding with Joseph Russell, of Bott End, Wootton, aged 22, unmarried, Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton. In the 1901 census he is living with his widowed mother, Lucy, aged 12, born and resident Wootton.n His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District January to March Quarter 1889.

See also Wootton

STEELE

Albert George

Private 3/7293, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 10th March 1915. Age 20. Son of William and Emma Steele, of Potter's Cross, Wootton, Beds. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Farm Labourer. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

Embarked 11th November 1914. In the 1911 census he was the son of William and Emma Steele, of Wootton, aged 16, a Farm Labourer, born Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the July to September Quarter 1894.

See also Wootton School Ex-Pupils and Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

STEELE, A.G., Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regt.
Mobilised from the Reserve at the outbreak of war in August 1914, he was quickly drafted to the Western Front. During his short service in this theatre of war he took part in heavy fighting at La Bassée and Neuve Chapelle. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on March 10th, 1915, and was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country."

Potters Cross, Wootton, Bedford. - Z3185/A.

TIMMS

Francis [James Harold]

Private 201146 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 26th March 1917 in Palestine.  Age 22.  Son of Mrs. A. E. Wilson, of Upper Shelton, Marston.  Born Marston, resident Marston, enlisted Bedford.  Formerly 3/7281 Bedfordshire Regiment.  Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel.  Panels 33 to 39.See also Marston Moreteyne

TRUEMAN

R

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TURVEY

Arthur

Private 15760, "A" Company 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 16th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Bedford. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Grave I. G. 17. See also Houghton Conquest

TURVEY

George

Private 53433, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 6th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Enlisted Bedford. Formerly 31928, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of John and Beulah Turvey. Native of Houghton Conquest. Buried in TOURCOING (PONT-NEUVILLE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave R. 4. See also Houghton Conquest

TWO

Alfred James

Private 20256 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday, 29th April 1916 in France. Age 41.  Son of Mrs. M. Two, of Marston Church End.  Born Marston, resident Marston, enlisted Bedford.  Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.  Grave Reference VIII.  A. 104.See also Marston Moreteyne

TYSOE

S J

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VALENTINE

Frederick [John]

Sapper 522771, 25th Div., Signal Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action Friday 22nd March 1918 in France. Born Marston, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1. See also Kempston.

WHITBY

W

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WHITTINGTON

Richard James

Lance Corporal 41532 "D" Coy, 8th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles who was killed in action on Thursday, 7th June 1917 in Flanders. Age 20.  Son of Charles and Elizabeth Whittington, of Upper Shelton, Marston.  Born Marston, resident Marston Shelton, enlisted Bedford.  Buried in LONE TREE CEMETERY, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Grave Reference I. B. 4. See also Marston Moreteyne

WOODING

Richard

[Listed as WOODLNG on CWGC] Private 20147, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Houghton Conquest, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Rose Wooding, of Clifton, Biggleswade, Beds. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. K. 17. See also Houghton Conquest

1939-1945

WRIGHT

Philip James

Fusilier 14591896, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 19th February 1944. Husband of Alice Wright, father of Clive, Hiward and Vivienne. Buried in ROME WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave I, A, 29.

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