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TILSWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Lynda Smith 2006

The Memorials are both in the Parish Church. One takes the form of a Roll of Honour with the names of those who served as well as those who died in the service of the country in both World Wars. The other commemorates those who served in The Bedfordshire Regiment in the First World War.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2006

FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY
IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
PRIVATE HENRY CHARLES ELLIOT BUNKER
KILLED IN ACTION IN TRONES WOOD, FRANCE
JULY 11 1916. AGE 28 YEARS.
ALSO OF PRIVATE HARRY JOHN KING
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE MAY 5, 1915
AGED 30 YEARS
AND OF PRIVATE ARCHIE WILLIAM KING
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE SEPT 23 1915.
AGED 28 YEARS

ALL OF THE 2ND BATT. BEDFORDSHIRE REGT.

In the Midst of Life we are in Death.


IN ACTIVE SERVICE
1914 – 1918 WAR

ABRAHAM

AEC

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BUNKER

Henry Charles Elliott

Private 13317. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th July 1916. Born and lived Leighton Buzzard. Enlisted Luton. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

CRAWLEY

Wallace

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CRAWLEY

F

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CRAWLEY

William

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EMERSON

F

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FENWICK

A G

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FENWICK

G E

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GURNEY

F

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GURNEY

E

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HARRUP, MC

Frederick [Charles Leonard]

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21st September 1918. Born in London. Son of Frederick and Laura (Nee Tompkins) Harrup. Laura was originally from Tilsworth and the family eventually moved back there. Frederick joined the ASC in August 1915 as a Private. He was eventually transferred to the Royal Fusiliers as a Second Lieutenant. Awarded the Miltary Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

INNS

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JONES

W A

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KING

Henry

John

Private 13035. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th May 1915. Aged 30. Born Tilsworth. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Son of Alfred and Sarah King, of Tilsworth, Leighton Buzzard, Beds; husband of Ethel Emily Kesteven (formerly King), of 12, Periwinkle Lane, Dunstable. Buried: Bedford House Cemetery Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Enclosure No.4 XI. D. 7.

KING

Archie William

Private 13034. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 23rd September 1915. Aged 28. Born & lived Tilsworth. Enlisted Luton. Son of Mrs. S. A. King, of Tilsworth, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Buried: Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Ref. I. D. 117.

KING

E

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PIGGOT

John

Private 26133. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th April 1917. Aged 20. Born Stanbridge. Lived Tilsworth. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Carrie Piggott, of The Green, Tilsworth, Leighton Buzzard, and the late Frederick Piggott. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

PIGGOT

W

Possibly Willie PIGGOTT MM. Corporal 23271. 1st Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Formerly G/11524 The Buffs. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th September 1918. Aged 30. Born Totternhoe, Beds. Lived Hemel Hempstead Herts. Enlisted Watford. Awarded the Military Medal. Buried: Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. V.D. 14.

PIGGOT

S

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PIGGOT

E

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PIGGOT

F

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PIGGOT

H

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PRICE

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PRICE

F G

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PRICE

H B

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PRICE

F W

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SINFIELD

Edward Cyril

Lance Corporal 30598. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th August 1918. Born and lived Tilsworth. Enlisted Luton. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.

SINFIELD

A

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SINFIELD

B

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SINFIELD

S

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STAIRS

A

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STAIRS

R

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TOMPKINS

W M

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TIMMS

J

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TIMMS

H

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URQUART

W

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WILLSON

F

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1939 1945 WAR

HOLMES

F

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INDGE

W J

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JONES

A C

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KING

F

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KING

J

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PIGGOT

A

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TOMPKINS

R F

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WHITTINGTON, M C

C R

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FOR KING & COUNTRY

 

 

 

 

Buried in the graveyard, not on the memorial

NORTH

Herbert Henry

Serjeant 18251. Depot, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home on 5th August 1917. Aged 47. Born Tilsworth. Lived Hockliffe. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Harry and Elizabeth North, of Hockliffe; husband of L. North, of The Bell Inn, Hockliffe. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried: Tilsworth (All Saints) Churchyard. Near South boundary.

Last updated 27 December, 2006

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