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WHIPSNADE - Roll of Honour

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards & Lynda Smith

There are two War Memorials on the wall of The Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Whipsnade.

The smaller memorial was originally on the wall of the Methodist Chapel across the Green from the Parish church. It was placed in the church after the chapel closed.


Photograph Copyright ©Lynda Smith 2002


SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
FREDERICK BRANSOM. BEDS REGT.
ARTHUR THOMAS ROGERS. LANCS REGT.
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS


MEN OF THE PARISH OF WHIPSNADE
WHO SERVED IN H.M. FORCES DURING
THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914 - 1919

TURVEY WILLIAM JOHN. BEDS YEOMANRY. BELGIUM, FRANCE AND PALESTINE.
IVINS ARTHUR. HERTS TERR. FRANCE AND BELGIUM. WOUNDED AT EPPHEY.
ROGERS THOMAS ARTHUR. BEDS. REGT. GALLIPOLI AND FRANCE. MISSING, OFFICIALLY REPORTED KILLED ST. QUINTIN 1918.
TURVEY JESSE NOEL. BEDS REGT. GALLIPOLI AND FRANCE.
BRANSOM FREDERICK. BEDS REGT. FRANCE. DIED OF WOUNDS AUG. 1ST 1916.
ROGERS ALBERT. BEDS REGT. FRANCE. PRISONER OF WAR OPPY WOOD 1917. RELEASED FROM GERMANY 1919.
BRANSOM ARTHUR. QUEEN'S ROYAL WEST SURREY REGT. FRANCE, ITALY, BELGIUM AND GERMANY. WOUNDED LE TRANSLOY 1916.

None of these men are mentioned in 'The National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section V Luton'

Died

BRANSOM

Frederick

Private 25532, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 1st August 1916. Age 22. Son of Albert and Mary Bransom, of "Yew Tree Cottage," Whipsnade, Beds. Born and resident Whipsnade, enlisted Bedford. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Ref. I. E. 41.

ROGERS

Thomas Arthur

[CWGC Arthur Thomas] Private 235114, 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22nd March 1918. Age 20. Enlisted Bedford, resident Whipsnade Common. Son of William and Elizabeth Rogers, of 15, Capron Rd., Dunstable, Beds. Also served in Gallipoli asPrivate 5058, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born at Whipsnade, Beds. Buried in SAUCHY-CAUCHY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. B. 21.
Served

BRANSOM

Arthur

Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. Served in France, Italy Belgium and Germany. Wounded at Le Transloy.

IVINS

Arthur

Hertfordshire Territorial Regiment. Served in France and Belgium. Wounded at Epphey.

ROGERS

Albert

Bedfordshire Regiment. Served in France, prisoner of war at Oppy Wood 1917. Released in Germany 1919.

TURVEY

Jesse Noel

Bedfordshire Regiment. Served in Gallipoli and France.

TURVEY

William John

Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Served in Belgium, France and Palestine.

WHIPSNADE TREE CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral was founded by Mr. E. K. Blyth in 1931, inspired by the building of Liverpool Cathedral, by his experiences in the First World War, and in memory of his friends Arthur Bailey, John Bennett, killed in 1918, and Francis Holland, died in 1930, after a car crash in Canada.

The plantation was bequeathed to the National Trust.

LyPhotographs Copyright ©Lynda Smith 2002

Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

25 March 2005

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