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STOPSLEY - Rolls of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Rolls of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Lynda Smith
with additional information from John Wainwright

There are two memorials, one for the village and the other for the church. The village memorial stands on a triangle in the centre of the junction of St Thomas’s Road and Hitchin Road, Stopsley. The St Thomas's Church, Stopsley contains the First World War Memorial on the wall of the church and the Second World War memorial is in the form of a Book of Remembrance.


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Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

VILLAGE

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD & IN GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING & COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
LEST WE FORGET

CHURCH

THIS EAST WINDOW
IS DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

Please note the names * do NOT appear in the church. The names marked do not appear on the village memorial

 

ANGEL, Ernest Bernard

[Angell on CWGC & CD]. Pte 31465. 91st Company Machine Gun Corps. (Formerly 23521 Bedfordshire Regiment). Died of wounds Friday 25 May 1917. Born and lived Stopsley. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. III.A.13
 

BANGS, John

Pte. 47645. 14th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 27 May 1917. Age 39. Lived Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Son of John & Charlotte Bangs of Wheathampstead, Herts. Husband of Emma Bangs of Park Road Avenue, Stopsley. Born Wheathampstead. Commemorated Mendingham Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. C.24

 

BIGMORE, Herbert Gerald

Pte. 203195. 2nd/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts. & Derby Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 26 Sept 1917. Age 20. Born Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Son of Horace & Flora Bigmore of "Gerald St. Jean", Lothair Road, Stopsley, Luton. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 99 - 102 & 162 & 162A

 

BRAZIER, Walter

Pte. 40379. 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. (Formerly 35651 Essex Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 31 July 1917. Age 21. Born Streatley. Enlisted Luton. Son of Mr.Mrs. F. Brazier of Bury Road, Stopsley. Husband of Mrs. O. Brazier of 40 Jubilee Street, Luton. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 43 & 45.

 

CAIN, Arthur Thomas

[Thomas Arthur on CD] Pte. 29204. 13th Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28 April 1917. Age 36. Born and lived Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Husband of Minnie W. Pratt (formerly Cain) of Park Avenue, Stopsley. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. Bay 7

 

CHAMBERLAIN, Ernest

Pte. G/14553. 6th Battalion Queen’s own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 7 October 1916. Born Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier & Face IIC.

 

CHAPMAN, Ernest William

Pte. 203889. 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 10 October 1917. Born Lilley. Lived Stopsley. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 79–80 & 163A.

 

COLLIER, Thomas

Pte. SE/24427 Depot Army Veterinary Corps. Died Wednesday 9 October 1918. Age 28. Born Houghton Regis. Enlisted Luton. Husband of M.A. Collier, of 47 Bury Park Road, Luton. Commemorated: Stopsley (St. Thomas) Churchyard. At East end of church.

SE 24427 PTE.
T. COLLIER
ROYAL ARMY VET. CORPS
9 OCTOBER 1918. AGE 28
AT REST.

 

COOPER, Albert

Pte. 40360. 1st/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action Thursday 6 September 1917. Age 22. . Born Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Son of Arthur & Mary Ann Cooper of Ramridge Road, Stopsley, Luton, Beds. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54-60 & 163A.

 

CRICK, Ernest Sidney

Sapper 486784. 470th Field Company Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 12 April 1918. Born Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Commemorated: Mons Communal Cemetery, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. VIII.D.4.

 

DAVIS, George

202772 7th Norfolk, Killed. No further information given.

 

DAWSON, Albert

Pte. G/61108. 17th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Monday 28 May 1917. Born Lilley. Lived Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Ref. Bay 3.

 

DAY, Frank [Francis]

Possibly Pte. 92711. 2nd/2nd Battalion (Royal Fusiliers) London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). (Formerly 69687 6th KRRC). Died of wounds Wednesday 28 August 1918. Age 22. Born Barrow-in-Furness. Lived Belvedere, Kent. Enlisted Woolwich. Son of Alice Day, 9 Hockingtone Lane, Luton. (poss. Stockingstone) and the late George William Day. Commemorated: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. VII.B.30

 

FENSOME, Arthur William

Pte 6485. 71st Company Machine Gun Corps. (Formerly 22274 Bedfordshire Regiment). Died of wounds Wednesday 27 September 1916. Age 28. Born and lived Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Son of Samuel & Ellen Fensome of Stopsley, Nr. Luton, Beds. Commemorated: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. I.D.4
 

FENSOME, Horace

Pte. 13261. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 3 September 1916. Age 24. . Born and lived Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Son of Mrs S. Fensome of Ramridge End Lane, Stopsley, Nr. Luton, Beds. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

 

FENSOME, Sidney

Serjeant 19789. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918. Age 28. Born and lived Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Son of Samuel & Ellen Fensome of Ramridge End Lane, Stopsley, Nr. Luton, Beds. Commemorated: Savy British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Ref. I.N.16

FURR, Ernest W Private 3/7722. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 27 September 1916. Born Stopsley. Lived and enlisted Luton. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
 

GOODSHIP, Frederick Harold

Rifleman 41478. 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. (Formerly 3824. 1st/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.) Died Monday 15 April 1918. Age 30. Enlisted Luton 1914. Husband of Dorothy Goodship, 169 High Town Road, Luton, Beds. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 138-140 & 162 - 162A & 163A.

 

GOODSHIP, Horace

Pte. 3840. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16 August 1915. Lived Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Commemorated: Helles memorial, Turkey. Panel 54 & 218.

 

HAWKES, William

Pte 26095. 56th Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps. (Formerly 20380 Bedfordshire Regiment). Died Sunday 1st October, 1916. Age 56. Born Offley. Lived Stopsley. Enlisted Bedford. Husband of Elizabeth Hawkes of Ramridge End, Stopsley, Luton, Beds. Commemorated: Stopsley (St Thomas) Churchyard, Beds. West of Church.

26095 PTE.
W. HAWKES
ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS
1ST OCTOBER 1916. AGE 56.
PRO PATRIA

 

HURRELL, William

Killed. No further information given.
 

PETERS, Sidney George

Pte. 26088. 9th Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 9 September 1916. Age 26. . Born and lived Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Son of George & Alice Peters of Bury Road, Stopsley, Luton. Commemorated: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l’Abbe, Somme, France. Ref. IV.A.70

PIKE, G

No further information given.
*

PIKE, Nelson Thomas

Serjeant M1/07617, No. 1 G.H.Q. Ammunition Park, Army Service Corps who died on Friday, 20th July 1917. Son of Mrs. A. F. Pike, of "Devon," Oxlane, Harpenden, Herts. Buried in Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave I. C. 24.

 

SIMS, Alec (Alex) William

Pte. 113570 Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 27 June 1917. Born Barnsbury, London. Lived Stopsley. Enlisted Luton. Son of Mr. E.G & Mrs. A.E. Sims of Harts Farm, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire. Commemorated: Islington Cemetery, Middlesex. Ref. R.3.2400

WHITTAMORE, Joseph

Private 40007. 1st Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) Formerly 11237 E. Kent Regt. Died of wounds Friday 8 February 1918. Age 37. Son of William and Emma Whittamore, of Stanbridgeford, Beds; husband of R. Whittamore, of Ramridge End, Stopsley, Luton, Beds. Born and lived Trumpington, Cambs. Enlisted Cambridge. Buried: MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. VI. E. 108.

WORBOYS, Sidney Charles

Private 6063. 8th Bn., Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28 October 1916. Age 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Worboys, of 176, High Town Rd., Luton. Born and lived :uton. Enlisted Bedford. Buried: RUE-DU-BACQUEROT No.1 MILITARY CEMETERY, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. K. 24.
*

WORSLEY, Frederick

No further information available at present

1939 - 1945

  ARMITAGE Harold William Able Seaman C/JX 164242. H.M.S. Cornwall, Royal Navy. Died Sunday 5 April 1942. Age 19. Son of Victor and Elsie Armitage, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Lived 8 Hayes Close, Stopsley. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. 52, 3.
  ARMSTRONG Percy Gunner 1831416. 89 Bty., 35 Lt. A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Wednesday 18 November 1942. Age 37. Son of George and Maud Armstrong; husband of Helen Armstrong, of Stopsley, Luton, Bedfordshire. Lived at 1 Hayes Close, Stopsley. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 12
  CAIN Leslie Trooper 5834054. 142nd (7th Bn. The Suffolk Regt.) Regt., Royal Armoured Corps. Died of wounds Friday 2 July 1943. Age 29. Son of Arthur Thomas Cain and Minnie Winefred Cain, of Stopsley, Bedfordshire. Lived at 81 Ashcroft Road, Luton. Buried: BONE WAR CEMETERY, ANNABA, Algeria. Ref. III. C. 5.
  CHAMBERLAIN Ernest John Private 5955761. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt.. Lost at sea as prisoner of the Japanese Thursday 21 September 1944. Age 24. Son of Oliver T. and Edith Chamberlain, of Stopsley, Luton, Bedfordshire. Lived at 31 Cannon Lane, Stopsley. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 62.
  CHURCH Frederick Able Seaman P/JX 324365. H.M.S. Isis., Royal Navy. Died Thursday 20 July 1944. Age 23. Son of Frederick and Florence Mary Church, of Stopsley, Bedfordshire. Lived at 89 Putteridge Road, Stopsley. Commemorated: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 82, Column 1.
  CLARKE Thomas P. Not on CWGC. Buried in churchyard 1474945 AIRCRAFTMAN 1ST CLASS T.P. CLARKE ROYAL AIR FORCE 19 JUNE 1947 AGE 34
  CLARKE William No further information available at present
  CONISBEE Gordon Hubert Charles Sergeant 1601080. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 30 September 1944. Age 20. Son of Sidney Albert Conisbee and Margaret E. L. Conisbee, of Luton.. Buried: STOPSLEY (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. South of Church
  DEARMAN, DFC Derek Roy Pilot Officer 161700. Air Gnr.207 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 21 April 1944. Age 20. Son of Leslie H. Dearman and Ivy M. Dearman, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Lived at 93 Putteridge Road, Luton. Buried: CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Ref. Plot 16. Row 15. Coll. grave 8-1 0.
  HILL Louis (Lewis) Albert Flight Sergeant 742464 Pilot. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 18 October 1941. Age 21. Son of Albert and Nellie May Hill; husband of Molly Hill, of Luton. Lived at 452 Hitchin Road, Luton. STOPSLEY (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom South of Church. 742464 SERGEANT L.A. HILL PILOT ROYAL AIR FORCE 18 OCTOBER 1941 AGE 21 HIS LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY AND COUNTRY SURPASSED ALL OTHER HE DIED FOR BOTH
  HOUGHTON Derek Basil No further information available at present.
  HOUSDEN Phyllis May Private W/72120. Aux. Territorial Service. Died Saturday 14 July 1945. Age 21. Daughter of Harry Stephen and Ella Elsie Lampard; wife of Cyril Albert Housden, of Stopsley, Luton. Lived 24 Applecroft Road, Luton. Buried: STOPSLEY (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. South of Church. W/72120 PRIVATE PHYLLIS MARY HOUSDEN AUX. TERRITORIAL SERVICE 14TH JULY 1945. AGE 21. ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HER, O LORD AND LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON HER.
  IBBOTSON William Flight Sergeant 406977. Royal Air Force. Died Monday 17 February 1941. Age 45. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ibbotson; husband of Lilian Ibbotson, of Stopsley. Buried: HENLOW (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Near East Boundary.
  LAWRENCE Archie Serjeant 6005395. Essex Regiment. Died Tuesday 27 January 1942. Age 38. Son of James and Margaret Donaldson Lawrence; husband of Ena Olive Lawrence, of Stopsley, Bedfordshire. Buried: HEXTON (ST. FAITH) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom N.E. Corner of Churchyard.
  WILLIAMS Glyn No further information available at present THE SOULS OF THE DEPARTED ARE IN THE HAND OF GOD
IN THE GRAVEYARD, NOT ON THE MEMORIAL
  WARD A No further information available at present 19131 CORPORAL A WARD BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT 2 APRIL; 1918. AGE 33
  EATON Herbert Wrenn Private 4534878. West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own). Died Thursday 6 March 1947. Age 35. Husband of Sarah Calverley Eaton, of Stopsley, Luton. Buried: STOPSLEY (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. N.W. of Church. 4534878 PTE H.W. EATON THE WEST YORKSHIRE REGT. 6 MARCH 1947. AGE 35 “NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANYMORE PAIN, FOR THE FORMER THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY”

29 November 2002

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