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UPPER DEAN - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Brenda Asplin



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UPPER DEAN VILLAGE MEMORIAL

The memorial has name, rank and Regiment of the men who fell.

THE GLORIOUS DEAD
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
MEMORY OF MEN OF DEAN
FALLEN IN THE GREAT WAR 1914–19

FURNEAUX

Philip Templar

Lt. 1st Battalion The King’s Liverpool Regiment.  Killed in action Monday 26 October 1914.  Age 25.  Son of The Rev. Walter C. & Caroline Rosa Furneaux of Dean Vicarage, Kimbolton, Hunts.  Commemorated:  Ypres Menin Gate, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 4 & 6.

BROWN

[James] William

2nd Lt., 26 Briagde, Royal field Artillery. Died of wounds 2nd November 1914. Husband of Hetty M. H. Brown, of "Avondale," 10, St. Matthews Drive, St. Leonards-on-Sea. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 2, Page 43. BROWN, James William. 2nd Lieut. 25th Brigade, R.F.A. Born Upper Dean, co. Bedford 26-5-1888, joined the 117th Battery R.F.A. as a gunner in 1907; obtained a first class certificate in 1909, passing through the school of gunnery at Shoeburyness the same year. Served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 16-8-1914. Was gazetted 2nd Lieut, 25th Brigade R.F.A. 1st Oct and died in No. 5 Field Hospital 2nd Nov following from wounds received in action two days previously.

BASS, M.M.

John Samuel  

L/Sgt. 18751.  1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Monday 2 September 1918.  Age 34.  Mentioned in despatches.  Born & lived Upper Dean.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of William & Sarah Bass of 3 Windmill Park, Higham Ferrars, Northants.  Commemorated:  Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. II.C.3.

LAW

Joseph

L/Cpl. 18874.  8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Monday 25 September 1916.  Born Swineshead.  Lived Sharnbrook.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Guard’s Cemetery, Lesboeffs, some, France.  Ref. X.L.7. Also recorded on Knotting Memorial

ALLEN

William Fairy

Pte. 27703.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Saturday 21 September 1918.  Age 36.  Born & lived Dean.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of the late William Fairy Allen & Ellen Allen of Upper Dean, Kimbolton;  husband of Lily bertha Chattle (formerly Allen) of Shelton, Kimbolton, Hunts.  Commemorated:  Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. Panel 4 & 5.

ANNIS

Ernest

Pte. 20323.  8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Wednesday 19 April 1916.  Born Shelton, Beds.  Lived Kimbolton.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated: Ypres Menin Gate, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 31 & 33.

BETTLES

Benjamin

[BEETLES ON CD] Possibly:  Pte. 32204.  6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917.  Lived Hemel Hempstead.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Arras memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Bay 5.

CARRINGTON

Arthur

Pte. 20478.  8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds Thursday 19 April 1917.  Age 32.  Born & lived Dean. Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Andrew & Elizabeth Carrington of Upper Dean, Kimbolton, Hunts.  Commemorated:  Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais, France.  Ref. II.N.10.

CARRINGTON

W.

Possibly:  William George Carrington.  Pte. 9471.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Sunday 11 November 1917.  Born, Lived and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.  Commemorated:  Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. X.61.

DEIGHTON

Reuben

Pte. 19816.  7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Wednesday 27 September 1916.  Age 20.  Born Dean.  Lived Kimbolton, Hunts. Enlisted Aldershot.  Son of Reuben & Judith Deighton of Ivy cottage, Lower Dean, Kimbolton.  Commemorated:  Thiepval Memorial, some, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

DICKENS

Sidney Fary

[DICKINS ON CD] Pte. 9389.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Sunday 19 October 1914.  Born Dean.  Lived Upper Dean.  Enlisted Bedford.  Commemorated:  Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. XVII.C.3.

HART

Henry Thomas

Pte. 25304.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds Saturday 4 August 1917.  Age 22.  Born dean.  Lived Kimbolton.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Charles & Maud Hart, of Covington, Hunts.  Commemorated:  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. XVII.E.20A.

NEWTON

Richard Francis

Pte. 33671.  8th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment .  Formerly 32656 Norfolk Regiment.  (Ref.  CWGC & CD.  Recorded as Bedfordshire Regiment on the memorial). Killed in action  Thursday 11 October 1917.  Age 19.  Born & lived Dean.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Francis Isaac & Emma Frances Newton of Nether Dean, Kimbolton, Hunts.  Commemorated:  Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. Panel 125 – 128.

RAWLINGS

Sidney James

Pte 20322.   6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Died of wounds Thursday 4 April 1918.  Age 24.  Born & lived Lower Dean.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Mr. Mrs. John Rawlings of Lower Dean, Kimbolton, Hunts.  Commemorated:  Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France.  Ref. VI.E.42.

PAYNE

Charles Herbert

Pte. 136578.  87th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment).  Died Saturday 21 October 1916.  Age 28.  Son of Walter & Mary Ann Payne of Nether Dean, Kimbolton, Hunts.  Commemorated:  Vimy Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.   See also Tilbrook, Hunts Roll of Honour

PAYNE

Arthur

Pte. 47475.  16th Labour Company, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) transf. To (73966) 436th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps.  Died Friday 28 February 1919.  Age 41.  Son of Walter & Mary Ann Payne of Milton Ernest, Beds.  Commemorated:  Tilbrook (All Saints) Churchyard, Hunts. See also Tilbrook, Hunts Roll of Honour

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939 – 1945

BARWELL

Arthur Edward

Cpl. 6025820.  Royal Corps of Signals.  Died Tuesday 26 June 1945.  Age 33.  Son of James & Ann Barwell; husband of Elsie Agnes Barwell of Hadleigh, Essex.  Commemorated:  Udine War Cemetery, Italy.  Ref. II.D.11

CHINNERY

Charles William

Pte. 14545229.  5th Battalion Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment.  Died Friday 20 October 1944.  Age 24.  Son of Charles Stephen & Mary Ellen Chinnery of Shelton, Beds.  Commemorated:  Faenza War Cemetery, Italy.  Ref. VII.B.7.

FRESHWATER 

D.E.

Probably Ernest Douglas Freshwater.  Ordinary Seaman D/JX177251.  HMS Sultan.   Royal Navy.  Died Monday 16 February 1942.  Age 17.  Ward of Mrs. D.E. Nicholson of Rushden, Northants.  Commemorated:  Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.  Panel 101.  Column 3.

26 November 2003

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