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STUDHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stands at the junction of church road and Kensworth road and on the village green in Church Road, Studham. It takes the form of a brick, clock tower on a three step brick plinth with the whole standing on a concreted area around which a private hedge stands; there are stone panels mounted on the sides with the inscription in black lettering. There are 14 names listed for World War 1 and 3 names for World War 2.

There are also a series of photographs within a glass case in Studham Church commemorating these men.

Photographs Copyright © Sandra Taylor 2003

 

IN MEMORIAM
1914-1918

AUSTIN

Ralph

Private 70213, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died of wounds Friday 14th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Studham, enlisted Luton, resident Dunstable. Son of Jabez and Elizabeth Austin, of 12, Brownlow Terrace, Studham. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 10.

EDMONDS

Harry

Sergeant 6148, "D" Company, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds Friday 28th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Studham, enlisted Dunstable. Youngest son of Mary Ann Edmonds, of Studham. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I.Row I. Grave 14A.

GLADMAN

George

Lance Corporal 31286, 7th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Studham, enlisted Luton. Formerly 25460, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 71.

GROOM

Frank Albert

Private 25444, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 20th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Born Studham, enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Frederick and Alice Groom; husband of Daisy Annie Groom, of 2, Widmore Cottages, Gaddesden Row, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Native of Studham. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row G. Grave 21.

HART

Albert

Private 32230, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 24th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 38. Born and resident Studham, enlisted Hertford. Buried in CABIN HILL CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row B. Grave 3.

HULL

Bertram

Rifleman 7910, 1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 35. Born and resident Studham, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 3/8739, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Eliza Hull, of Studham; husband of Lizzie Hull, of Studham. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C.

HULL

Charles Leonard

Stoker 1st Class K/5147, H.M.S. "Indefatigable", Royal Navy. Died on Wednesday 31st May 1916. Aged 26. Son of Joseph and Eliza Hull, of Studham. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 16.

SMITH

Victor Leonard

Gunner 131403, "D" Battery, 92nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 18th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Luton, resident Dunstable. Son of William and Emma Smith, of Studham; husband of Elizabeth Smith, of 7, Britain St., Dunstable. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row J. Grave 5.

SAUNDERS

William Harry

Private 29372, 1st/8th Territorial Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 7th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Studham, enlisted Luton. Formerly 45331, Suffolk Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.

SCUDAMORE

Lawrence Toke

Rifleman 25/1146, 3rd Battalion, 3rd, New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Died on Friday 15th September 1916. Aged 26. Son of the Rev. H. Toke Scudamore and Mrs. Toke Scudamore; husband of Cicely Toke Scudamore, of Studham Vicarage, Dunstable. Commemorated on CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

THODY

Clarence James

Captain, 8th (Ardwick) Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Killed in action Friday 30th August 1918. Aged 33. Son of W. A. Thody, of Dunstable. Master of Ardwick Green Industrial School (Manchester). Buried in MANCHESTER CEMETERY, RIENCOURT-LES-BAPAUME, Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 11.

THORNE

Archibald

Private 18417, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 28th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born and resident Studham, enlisted Luton. Son of William and Fanny Thorne, of Studham. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 16.

THORNE

William

Private 15006, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Friday 13th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Studham, enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. W. Thorne, of Studham. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 48.

In church but not on memorial
SAUNDERS Alfred

Company Sergeant Major 112, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 24th November 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 32 [CWGC says 33]. Born Winchester, enlisted Warrington, resident Folkestone. Husband of Lilian Saunders, of Stretton, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 27.

TIME LIKE AN EVER ROLLING STREAM,
BEARS ALL ITS SONS AWAY:-
THEY FLY FORGOTTEN, AS A DREAM
DIES AT THE OPENING DAY

IN MEMORIAM
1939-1945

RANCE

Clarence Henry

Private 14664015, 2nd Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on Tuesday 21st November 1944. Aged 20. Son of Harry and Hilda Annie Rance, of Studham. Buried in CESENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 12.

WORTHINGTON

Dennis Leonard

Sergeant 759163, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Friday 24 July 1942. Aged 26. Son of Thomas Easton Worthington and Fannie Marion Worthington, of Studham. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 28. Row D. Grave 12.

WORTHINGTON

Lawrie [Laurie] Edgar

Sergeant 745453, 201 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday 9th July 1940. Aged 20. Son of Thomas Easton Worthington and Fannie Marion Worthington, of Studham. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 21.

Photographs Copyright © Sandra Taylor 2003

Last updated 26 November, 2018

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