– ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH - War Memorials
World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith
church was in the process of renovations so the memorial was not available.
are several personal memorials in the church.
plaque on window ledge:
THE GLORY OF GOD
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.
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
Plaque on window ledge:
THE GLORY OF GOD
IN PROUD MEMORY OF
PTE. SYDNEY GURNEY, 2ND BEDF. REGT.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 11TH JULY 1916
AGED 26 YEARS.
HENRY GURNEY, 4TH BEDF. REGT.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE 24TH MARCH 1918
AGED 37 YEARS
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR BRETHREN”
wooden plaque near Altar
© Lynda Smith 2002
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
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached 7th Battalion, Princess Louise's
(Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action Saturday 23rd
March 1918. Aged 19 years. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais,
France. Bay 9
5th Battalion (Territorial), Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action
Sunday 15th August 1915. Aged 24 years. Commemorated in Azmak Cemetery,
Suvla, Turkey. Special Memorial 31.
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
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.
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
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.
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