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UPPER STONDON - War Memorial

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Lynda Smith


Pho tograph Copyright © Lynda Smith 2001

The memorial Stands in churchyard of All Saints Church, Upper Stondon.

To the Glory of God and in
Grateful memory of those
Who fell in the Great War
1914 - 1918

COOPER, Leslie Humphrey

Pte. 12694. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12 April 1917. Born Shillington. Resided Lower Stondon. Enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. Ref. Bay 5.

KITSON, James

Pte. 14387 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 11 July 1916. Born and resided Lower Stondon. Enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. Pier & Face 2C

PECK, Frederick William

Pte. 17939. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 5 February 1916. Age 20. . Born Stondon. Resided Shefford. Enlisted Bedford. Son of William & Nellie Peck of Bird-in-Hand Cottages, Lower Stondon, Bedfordshire. Commemorated: Corbie Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. Plot I. Row D. Grave 32.

SMITH, Edward Lewis

Sergeant 19043. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Born Harpenden, Resided Lower Stondon. Enlisted Hitchin.

STAPLETON, George William

Corporal 17876. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Transferred to (592803) 432nd Agricultural Coy., Labour Corps. Died Sunday 9 March 1919. Age 23. Son of William and Amy Stapleton of Lower Stondon, beds. Commemorated: Upper Stondon (All Saints) Churchyard, Bedfordshire. Near N.E. of Church.

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”

1939 - 1945

INGRAM, Robert W

Possibly: Robert William Ingram. Pte 5949245. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Thursday 8 February 1945. Age 26. Commemorated: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan. Ref. Sec. E.B.7.

LARMAN, Cyril Bonar

Lance Serjeant 5952341 5th Battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Saturday 31 July 1943. Age 24. Son of William & Ethel Larman of Lower Stondon; Husband of Rose Margaret Larman of Letchworth. Commemorated: Singapore memorial. Col. 61

LAY, Wilfred James

Possibly: William James Lay. Corporal 5952623. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Thursday 12 February 1942. Age 23. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Column 61.

MAYLIN, Gordon Angus

Gunner 1438702. 9 Coastal Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Friday 5 March 1943. Age 22. Son of Joseph William & Elizabeth Sophia Maylin of Henlow. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Column 25.

PALMER, Ronald Arthur

Possibly: Serjeant 905761 Pilot 148 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 13 November 1941. Age 21. Son of Ernest Victor and Annie Palmer of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Sp. Mem. “C”. Commemorated: Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya. Ref. 3.B.8.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

18 March 2001

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