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WILLIAN (Herts) - Roll of Honour

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards & A M Horne

Within the Lych Gate of the church is a War Memorial

Thomas William ELLIS

Sergeant 17264, 4th [1st on memorial] Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Hitchin and enlisted Hitchin, Herts, resident Walsworth, Herts. Son of Samuel Aubrey and Emily Susan Ellis, of Willian, Letchworth, Herts. Buried in Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave I. A. 39.

Frederick HILLS

Private 14379, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 5th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Kentford, Suffolk, enlisted Hitchin, Herts, resident Letchworth. Son of William J. R. and Sarah Anna Hills, of Holwell, Hitchin, Herts. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

Herbert Ernest Alfred MINNIS

Private 204532, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Letchworth, Herts. Buried in Serre Road No.2 Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave X. G. 9.

George PLUM

Private 18303, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 16th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Willian, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

Joseph Henry "Harry" TASKER, MM

Private 14319, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 20th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Willian, resident and enlisted Letchworth. Awarded Military Medal. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Tasker, of 42, Ridge Avenue, Letchworth, Herts. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A

Arthur Henry James WORBEY

Private 22933, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 27th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born and resident Willian, enlisted Hitchin. Son of James and Elizabeth Worbey; husband of Maud Keturah Worbey, of 7, Council Cottages, Willian, Letchworth, Herts. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

 

Memorial in the churchyard:

Owen A BROWN

Lance Corporal 16750, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 5th November 1918. Age 24. Born Arlesey, Beds, resident and enlisted Letchworth. Born at Arlesey, Beds. Son of William and Fanny Brown, of 2, Ridge Avenue, Letchworth, Herts. Buried in north-west part of Jolimetz Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Message from Michael Cross - 14th April 2002: "I was at this man's grave recently (no personal connection; I visit Jolimetz most years) and thought I would mention to you that his grave receives a poppy each Remembrance Sunday from some locals who were originally from England. His is a lonely grave, being the only CWG in a French Communal Cemetery. I visit this place only because my Granddad was there in 1918 - L/C Brown's grave is the only obvious sign that the war passed this way. The adjoining Forest of Mormal has rather more significance in relation to the Great War."

See also Arlesey and Letchworth.

12 August 20024

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