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STOTFOLD WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands in the grounds of Stotfold Cemetery, Mill Road, Stotfold. It takes the form of a polished, granite obelisk mounted on a three level plinth with a one-step base. The memorial was first unveiled 18th July 1920. At that time it stood in brook Street, Stotfold but was moved to its present location in 1987 due to repeated acts of vandalism.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2002

ERECTED BY THE
PARISHONERS TO THE GLORY
OF GOD AND THE GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF THOSE STOTFOLD
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS
WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED
ON THIS MONUMENT AMD WHO
IN RESPONSE TO THEIR
COUNTRY'S CALL, GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THIS GREAT WAR
1914-1918
AND
1939-1945.

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN
THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS."

1914-1918

ALLEN
A
probably Archibald ALLEN, Private 55327, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 2nd September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born adn enlisted Northmapton, resident Arlesey. Formerly 144050, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 1 . L. 12.
ALLEN
Harold
Private 34908, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of LOndon Regiment). Killed in action Monday 13th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A
AUBURN
Edwin
Lance Corporal 27478, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
BANDY
William Ernest
Private 35641, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 8th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. N. 17.
BASS
Alfred
Gunner 83285, 51st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Saturday 30th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave A. 12.
BONFIELD
F
possibly Frederick William BONFIELD, Private G/61927, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 17th February 1917. Born Noden, Cambs (sic SDGW s/b Morden as in Guilden Morden). enlisted Bishop's Stortford, resident Letchworth. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Grave VII. B. 6.
BROWN
Wilfred Henry
Private 37088, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 23rd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Son of Henry and Emily Ann Brown, of Ivel Cottage, Asylum Rd., Stotfold. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
BYGRAVE
[James] Bernard
Private 268628, 12th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 20th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born 22nd November 1885. Born Stotfold, enlisted and resident Liverpool. Husband of Ada Bygrave, of 28, Durban Rd., Old Swan, Liverpool; brother of Wilfred Bertram Bygrave and Ernest Herbert Bygrave (both below). Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.
BYGRAVE
[Wilfred] Bertram
Private 9792, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in No.2 Eastern General Hospital, Wyke Road, Brighton on Wednesday 15th December 1915. Aged 22. Born 10th February 1893. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hertford. Brother of James Bernard Bygrvaes (above) and Ernest Herbert Bygrave (below). Buried in STOTFOLD CEMETERY, Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Grave C. 412.

From: Stotfold Register of Burials book held by the Town Council - Entry 508, page 26;

Bertram William Bygrave; Pte 2nd Bedfords; aged 22 years; died at No.2 Eastern General Hospital, Wyke Road, Brighton; buried 21 December 1915; plot ref. C412 in the Old Section.

BYGRAVE
Ernest Herbert
Private 3/6410, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 7th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Stotfold, enlisted Clifton, Bedfordshire. Son of William Bygrave, of Folly Rd., Stotfold; husband of Edith Blanche Bygrave, of The Elms, Elstow, Bedford; brother of Erenst Bernard Bygraves and Wilfred Bertram Bygraves (both above). Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11
BYGRAVE
W
possibly William BYGRAVE, Private 119638, 74th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Saturday 21st September 1918. Age 19. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Son of William and Lizzie Bygrave, of 22, Cemetery Rd., Baldock. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL,Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.
BYGRAVE[S]
[Arthur] Sydney
[Listed as BYGRAVES on SDGW and CWGC] Private 42053, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 27th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Son of Samuel and Jane Bygraves, of 8, High St., Stotfold. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25
CARTER
John
Private 2616, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 9th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Stotfold, enlisted Biggleswade. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. B. 31.
CHAPMAN
Cornelius
Private 32053, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
CHAPMAN
William
Private 17276, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
CHILDS
Ernest Oliver
Lance Sergeant G/3345, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 26th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born Bedford, enlisted London, resident Stotfold. Son of Henry and Aurora Kate Childs, of Ash Villas, Stotfold. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.
CLARKE
R
No further information currently.
COOPER
Ernest William
Private 242037, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action Friday 22nd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin. Son of William and Jane Cooper, of "Wrayfields", Stotfold. Formerly 20010, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 37 and 38.
COOPER
Thomas
Private 27594, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 2nd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33
COOPER, M.M.
Charles Cecil
Private 40627, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 22nd December 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Son of James and A Cooper, of Asylum Rd., Stotfold. Awarded Military Medal. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Volume 2, Part 3, Page 61, the following:-

COOPER, Cecil Charles, Military Medal - Private, No 40627, 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment. Eldest son of James Cooper, of Asylum Road, Stotfold, co Beds, by his wife Alice, dau of G. Roberts. Born Stotfold aforesaid 27th Oct 1896; educated there; was a sheet metal worker; enlisted 13th Feb 1917; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following May, and was killed in action at Gouzeaucourt 22nd Dec 1917. Buried between Gouzeaucourt and Cambrai. The Commanding Officer wrote "Your son was untiring in getting aid to one of my wounded officers, and exposed himself continually to rifle and artillery fire." He was awarded the Miltary Medal for bravery in the field on 30th Oct, 1917.

With thanks to Jean Harris for the memorial card

COX
B
probably Bernard Cox - Private 68700, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Died 22nd July 1918. Resident The Green, Stotfold. Buried in DENAIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row D Grave 71. [No record on the SDGW but he appears in the Absent Voters List].
COX
Harry
Private 7898, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 5th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin. Husband of L. M. Auburn (formerly Cox), of Queen St., Stotfold. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
COX
James Alfred
Lance Corporal 27464, 7th (West. and Cumb. Yeomanry) Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 4th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Son of Alfred and Ann Cox, of Stotfold. Formerly 6342, Essex Regiment. Buried in ENGLEFONTAINE BRITISH CEMETERY,Nord, France. Grave A. 18.
DAVIES
R
No further information currently.
DEAR
Ernest
Private 6650, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 11th July 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 40. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Bedford. Son of James Dear; husband of Rose Holmes (formerly Dear), of 6, Moorland Cottage, High St., Arlesey, Beds. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Arlesey
DEAR
Sydney James
Private G/17252, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 24th October 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 19. Born Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin. Son of George and Eliza Dear, of Common Rd., Stotfold. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. K. 31.
DEAR
William
Private 276517, 6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 27th March 1917 in Palestine. Born Stotfold, enlisted Bedford, resident Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Formerly 6493, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 33 to 39
GENTLE
Bernard
Private G/6800, 11th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 1st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.
GENTLE
Daniel
Private 19734, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 6th February 1916 in the Balkans. Age 39. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Annie Gentle, of The Crofts, Stotfold. Formerly 18425, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave E. 18.
GENTLE
Ernest Jonathan
Private 27725, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Gentle, of The Almhouses, Mill Rd., Stotfold. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
GENTLE
Frank
Private 20052, "B" Company, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 17th February 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born Stotfold, enlisted Bedford, resident Baldock. Son of George and Ann Gentle, of Stotfold; husband of G. C. Smart (formerly Gentle), of Grange Cottage, Radwell, Baldock, Herts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. B. 40.
GENTLE
Sidney
Rifleman 41757, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died fo wounds Wednesday 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born, 1898, and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Son of Mr. Noah and Mrs. Lizzie Gentle, of Darklane, Stotfold. Formerly 8258, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERYIeper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave IV. J. 15.

From the local North Bedfordshire Courier newspaper 1st November 1918:

DEATH FROM WOUNDS.—It is with deep-regret we record the death of Rifleman Sydney Gentle 36th (Ulster) Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gentle, of Dark-lane, Stotfold, which took place in France on October 23rd.—The sad news came to the parents on Monday. and was sent by Sister R. Tate, of the Central Clearing Station, and stated that Rifleman, S. Gentle had been brought in suffering from severe gunshot wounds in the leg. He was in a collapsed condition on admission, and died a few hours later.—The deceased soldier, who was only 20 years of age, had been with the Colours for two years, and had seen much fighting. Previous to his joining the Colours he was employed by Mr. J. Pateman, butcher. He was a member of the Church Choir and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. Much sympathy is felt for the parents in their sad loss.

With thanks to Jean Harris for the cutting and photograph

GIDDINGS
J
possibly Walter John GIDDINGS, Private G/96798, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 27th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Arlesey, enlisted Bedford, resident Hitchin. [No information on CWGC]
GODMAN
Albert Edward
Company Serjeant Major 8481, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 28th April 1917. Age 29. Native of Stotfold, Baldock, Herts. Son of John Kentish Godman. Husband of Alice Mary Smith (formerly Godman), of 44, Fernlea Rd., Harwich. Born Kempston, enlisted Bedford, resident Hertford. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. C. 39.
HANCOCK
Ernest

Private 6903, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds at home Sunday 28th November 1915. Age 30. Born Graveley, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Beatrice Mary, of High Street, Stotfold (She died 2nd September 1965, age 80). Buried in STOTFOLD CEMETERY, Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Grave B. 344.

HEWITT
Peter
Private 204570, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 8th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Stotfold, enlisted Hertford. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. A. 39.
HOWARD
Ernest
Private 82970, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 24th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 2683, 27th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.
HOWARD
George
[SDGW states Private] Lance Corporal G/15217, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 4th August 1917 with the British Expeditionary Force. Age 28. Born Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Howard, of Brook St., Stotfold; husband of Mrs. Howard, of 5, Henshall St., Islington, London. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XXII. O. 24A.
HUCKLE
Alfred
Private 3/6130, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action [SDGW states 31st] Monday 26th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Huckle, of 4, Common Rd., Stotfold. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
HUCKLE
William
Lance Corporal 19869, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 15th February 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born and resident Stotfold, enlised Bedford. Husband of Alice Huckle, of 30, Norton St., Baldock, Herts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. C. 39.
HUFFER
Walter George
Private 32120, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 29th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Enlisted Bedford, resident Stotfold. Husband of Mary Alice Huffer, of 129, Freeland, Shefford. Commemorated in CHILI TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial D. 14.
KITCHINER
Charles Clifford
[Spelt KITCHENER on SDGW & CWGC] Lance Corporal 14241, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 30th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Rotherhithe, Surrey, enlisted Letchworth, Hertforrdshire, resident Stotfold. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Grave XII. M. 8.
LANGFORD
William Percy
Private 57036, 19th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Tuesday 25th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born Whitnish, Warwickshire, enlisted Hitchin, resident Stotfold. Husband of Edith Langford, of Asylum Rd., Stotfold; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Langford, of 29, Pix Rd., Letchworth, Herts. Formerly 19798, Northamptonshire Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.
LARKINS
Thomas Ebenezer
Lance Sergeant 25419, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Ickleford, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Stotfold. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
MILLARD
Alfred Herbert
Able Seaman J/56783, H.M.S. "Surprise.", Royal Navy. Died on Sunday 23 December 1917. Age 30. Son of Elizabeth S. Millard, of Astwick Rd., Stotfold. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 21.
NICKERSON
H
probably Nickerson Henry James; Company Quartermaster Serjeant, 7691, 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 23rd March 1918. Age 31. Born Tamworth, Staffs, enlisted Hatfield, Herts. Son of George Nickerson, of Sawtry, Peterborough. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45. (His name also appears on the Sawtry, Huntingdonshire Memorial where his parents lived at the time of his death - Henry was a boarder in Stotfold at the 1911 Census).
OSBORNE
William Jonathan
Private G/41346, 2nd Battalion, Duek of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born East Harling, Norfolk, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire, resident Stotfold. Son of Martha Osborne, of 71, Vincent Rd., Thorpe, Norwich; husband of Melina H. Osborne, of 3, Elderside Terrace, Burwell Rd., Exning, Newmarket. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIALIeper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.
PAYNE
Ernest
Private 240389, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire, resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Grave I. C. 12.
PAYNE
Vernon
Rifleman, 17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), London Regiment. Died Wednesday 1st November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Enlisted Bedford, resident Stotfold. Son of Andrew and Minnie Payne, of West Mill Villas High St., StoffoldFormerly 72844, Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried in ST. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave C. 7.
PAYNE
Walter James
Private 6887, 37th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Died of wounds 5th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Stotfold, enlisted Enfield, New South Wales, Australia. Milkman by trade. Educated in County School at Stotfold. Emigrated in 1912, aged 22. Son of James and Emily Payne, of Everglade Cottage, High St., Stotfold, Baldock, England. Buried in MERICOURT-L'ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave II. F. 14. See Australian Government document 039022.pdf.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Volume 2, Part 4, Page 153, the following:-

PAYNE, Walter James - Private, No 6887, 37th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force.

Eldest son of James Payne, of Everglade Cottage, High Street, Stotfold, co. Bedford; born Stotfold, co. Bedford 18th Nov, 1889; educated County Council School there; went to Australia in 1912, where he engaged in Dairy Farming; volunteered for foreign service, and joined the Australian Imperial Force in Sept. 1916; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 25th, Aug, 1917, and died at Mericourt 5th April, 1918, of wounds received in action. Buried in Mericourt L'Abbaye Military Cemetery. His Commanding Officer wrote: "He had endeared himself to us all by his never failing cheerfulness under trying conditions, and loyalty and devotion to duty, worthily upholding, at all times, the best traditions of the A.I.F." Unm.

PIDGEON
Frank Ernest
Private 41377, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22nd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Edmonton, Middlesex, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire, resident Stotfold. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.
PORTER
Edwin Arthur
Private 493284, "B" Company, 1st/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918. Age 41. Resident and enlisted Battersea. Son of Caleb and Elizabeth Porter, of Stotfold; husband of Rose Porter, of 18, Eccles Rd., Clapham Common, London. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. E. 10.
REDHOUSE
Ernest

Private G/19150, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds Wednesday 17th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Birmingham. Formerly 2711, 31st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave IX. G. 5.

REYNOLDS
William
Private 20859, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 10th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
ROLLINS
Franics Alan
Acting Bombardier 884595, "D" Battery, 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Saturday 14th April 1917. Age 20. Born Biggleswade, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mrs. Sarah Rollins, of Regent St., Stotfold. Buried in ATHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave C. 4.
SAUNDERSON
Herbert
Private 20861, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 18th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. C. 16.
SMITH
Henry
Private 40195, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 6th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and A. Smith, of Brook St., Stotfold. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.
STAPLETON
H
possibly Hubert Arthur STAPLETON, Private 376290, 4th/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died Monday 2nd September 1918. Born Walton, Hertfordshire, enlisted Luton. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Grave 5. F. I.
TRIPLOW
Alfred
Private 20864, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
TRIPLOW
Harry
Private 3/8561, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 21st April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33
TRIPLOW
Horace John
Private 96827, 1st Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action Thursday 17th October 1918. Born Radwell, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Formerly 1888, 21st Battalion, Training Reserve. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave II. D. 12.
TRIPLOW
[James] William
Private 20862, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 4th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born and resident Stotfold, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Triplow, of Stotfold. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. N. 4.
TRIPLOW
Wilfred William
Private G/7761, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West kent Regiment). Killed in action Thursday 9th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Stotfold, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Formerly 1267, West Kent Yeomanry. Son of Mary Ann Triplow, of Dines Row, The Green, Stotfold, and the late William Triplow. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIALIeper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47.
TURNER
F
probably Fred TURNER, Private 267146, 5th Battalion, Oxfordhsire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Thursday 3rd May 1917. Born Bedford, resident Stotford, Yorks (sic SDGW - probably Stotfold). Formerly 4696, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.
1939-1945

COOPER

G T

Private 5951142, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Friday 12th January 1940. Age 20. Son of Frank and Florence E. R. Cooper, of Stotfold. Buried in STOTFOLD CEMETERY, Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Sec. F. Grave 976.

CHARLES

Raymond
Private 14734841, 4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on Thursday 22nd February 1945. Age 19. Son of John and Anne Elizabeth Charles, of Stotfold. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Grave 57. F. 14.

CHILDS

Douglas
Private 5956603, 1st Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Wednesday 3rd May 1944. Age 24. Buried in GAUHATI WAR CEMETERY, India. Grave 1.H.15.

CARTER

Cyril Jack
Gunner 961222, 7 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Tuesday 7th April 1942. Age 26. Son of Herbert Frank and Annie Carter, of Stotfold. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Grave 1. H. 8.

GYNGELL

Arthur George
[Spelt GYNELL on CWGC] Private SX/6041, A.I.F. 2/48 Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died on Friday 11th July 1941. Age 26. Son of James Liston Gynell and Ethel Maud Gynell, of Queenstown, South Australia. Buried in TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Grave 4.J.8.

HOWELLS

William Trevor
Sergeant 562745, 110 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on Thursday 25th April 1940. Age 32. Son of Richard and Ellen Howells; husband of Vera E. Howells, of Stotfold. Buried in SONDRE NISSUM CHURCHYARD, Denmark. Military Plot. Row A. Grave 2.

ROBINSON

William
Sergeant 1602056, 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 14th July 1943. Age 26. Son of Charles and Kate Robinson, of Stotfold. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave 4. G. 5.

SMITH

Arthur Jack
Sergeant 1603158, Pilot, 70 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday 12th September 1944. Age 21. Son of Bertram Oswald and Catherine Lena Smith, of Stotfold. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Collective grave V. A. 22-24. See also Bedford Modern School

SMITH, DFC

Basil Francis
Flight Lieutenant 126548, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th July 1943. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot 5A. Row J. Grave 12A. See also Bedford Modern School

SCOTT

Edward Leonard

Private 5952274, 2nd Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Monday 19th January 1942. Age 23. Son of William and Beatrice Scott, of Stotfold. Buried in STOTFOLD CEMETERY, Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Sec. F. Grave 1056.

THOMAS

Benjamin Islwyn
Private 14524634, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died on Thursday 28th September 1944. Age 20. Son of B. O and Florrie Thomas, of Stotfold. Buried in CESENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave VII, H, 1.

WILLESCROFT

James [Cyril]
[Spelt WILLISCROFT on CWGC] Corporal 508565, Royal Air Force. Died 18th January 1944. Aged 34. Son of James and Ellen Matilda Williscroft; husband of Evelyn Williscroft, of Stotfold. Buried in HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 4. Row e. Grave 2.
Buried in cemetery but not on memorial
CHELLEW, G.M.
Thomas William
Flight Sergeant 507533, Royal Air Force. Died on Saturday 23rd November 1946, Age 37. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chellew; husband of Lilian (1906-1984). Awarded the George Medal (G.M.). Buried in STOTFOLD CEMETERY, Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Plot. Sec. A. Grave 54.

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