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TINGRITH – ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH - War Memorials

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Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith

The church was in the process of renovations so the memorial was not available. There are several personal memorials in the church.

Brass plaque on window ledge:

TO THE  GLORY OF GOD
IN
MEMORY OF TRUMAN TANQUERAY FOR 52 YEARS (1847 – 1899)
RECTOR OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED ON THE 28TH AUGUST 1899
IN HIS 79TH YEAR, AND OF HARRIOTT ELIZABETH HIS WIFE,
WHO DIED ON THE 4TH JUNE 1874 AGED 52 YEARS AND OF
THEIR FOUR GRANDSONS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918.

ANDREW A.T. TANQUERAY  AGED 25 YEARS
CHARLES T. BAKER  AGED 24 YEARS
F. BARON TANQUERAY  AGED 24 YEARS
AVELING J.W. BAKER AGED 19 YEARS

Brass Plaque on window ledge:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN PROUD MEMORY OF
PTE. SYDNEY GURNEY, 2ND  BEDF. REGT.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 11TH JULY 1916
AGED 26 YEARS.

SGT. HENRY GURNEY, 4TH BEDF. REGT.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 24TH MARCH 1918
AGED 37 YEARS

“THEY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR BRETHREN”

Small wooden plaque near Altar


Copyright © Lynda Smith 2002

WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945
IN MEMORY OF FRANCIS GEORGE GURNEY
PRIVATE OF THE BEDS. AND HERTS. REGT.,
WHO DIED ON 30TH JULY 1943 WHILST A
PRISONER OF WAR IN THAILAND, AGED 23.

List of men from the memorials with details.

    1914-1918
BAKER Aveling John Wing 2nd Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached 7th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action Saturday 23rd March 1918. Aged 19 years. Commeorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9
BAKER Charles Tanqueray Captain, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 15th August 1915. Aged 24 years. Commemorated in Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey. Special Memorial 31.
GURNEY Sydney Jesse Private 17976, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Tuesday France 11th July 1916. Aged 26 years. Born and resident Tingrith, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Jesse and Sarah Gurney, of "Lorenzo," Marsh Rd., Leagrave, Luton. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
GURNEY Henry [Harry] [Harry on SDGW & CWGC] Sergeant 19272, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France Sunday 24th March 1918. Aged 37 years. Born and resident Tingrith, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Gurney, of Tingrith, Woburn, Bletchley, Bucks. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
TANQUERAY Andrew Alexander Truman Temporary Captain, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Friday 30th July 1915. Aged 25 years. Son of Andrew Hawkins Tanqueray and Alice Lucy Tanqueray, of Ivy House, Clophill, Ampthill, Beds. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53
TANQUERAY Frederic Baron 2nd Lieutenant, "B" Company,16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916. Aged 24 years. Son of Frederic Thomas and Catherine Tanqueray, of Woburn, Beds. Buried in Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave B. 62.
    1939-1945
GURNEY [Francis] George Private 5951376, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died in Thailand on Friday 30th July 1943. Age 25. Prisoner of war. Son of Albert Edward and Elsie May Gurney, of Westoning, Bedfordshire. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 6. A. 46.

7 January 2002

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