- VILLAGE HALL - Roll of Honour
World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards
are Rolls of Honour in both the church and the village hall. The one
in the village hall sits high on the wall inside the memorial hall and
covers those who died in both World War 1 and World War 2. It is flanked
by two handwritten scrolls listing the men who also served in the war
from Willington. The church Roll of Honour is on the wall of the church
beside the dorr. On the ooposite wall are two handwritten scrolls listing
those men who served in World War 2 and World War 1.
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the memorial hall roll of honour and below the two plaques that
names of the fallend on both memorials are the same.
thechurhc roll of honour and below the two plaques that list those
GOD, KING & EMPIRE
LEST WE FORGET
[Order of St. George 4th Class (Russia)]
as Corporal on memorial] Acting Corporal 8328, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire
Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 5th June 1915 in France &
Flanders. Age 28. Born Northill, enlisted Bedford, resident Sandy.
Son of William and Lucy Franklin, of 7, George Town, Sandy, Beds.
Awarded Order of St. George 4th Class (Russia). Commemorated on
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
31 and 33.
to the National Roll of the Great War: FRANKLIN,
G. W., Cpl., 1st Bedfordshire Regt. - Prior to the outbreak
of war he saw service in South Africa and India, and in 1914 was
quickly drafted to France, where he took part In the Retreat from
Mons and the Battles of the Marne and Festubert. He made the supreme
sacrifice, being killed in action at Hill 60 on June 5th, 1915,
and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory
Medals. - 'The path of duty was the way to glory.' - George Town,
Sandy, Beds. - Z1959/A.
Moggerhanger and Sandy.
CLARKE on SDGW] [Lance Corporal on memorial] Lance Sergeant S/10187,
8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died of wounds Thursday 2nd
August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Falcutt, North, Northamptonshire,
enlisted Bedford. Formerly 94678, Royal Field Artillery. buried
in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Grave XVI. J. 17A.
12101, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died in Turkey Tuesday
18th September 1917. Born Moggerhanger (Moorhanger on SDGW), enlisted
Sandy. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 16 and 62.
on SDGW] Private 12799, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed
in action 14th September 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Marston,
Bedfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre,
to the National Roll of the Great War: BARTRAM,
E., Guardsman, 2nd Grenadier Guards. - At the outbreak
of war in August 1914, hewas already serving, and at once proceeded
with the first Expeditionary Force to France. There he fought in
the Battle of Mons and was unfortunately killed in action at the
Battle of Ancre in September 1914. He was entitled to the Mons Star,
and the General Service and Victory Medals. - 'A valiant Soldier,
with undaunted heart he breasted life's last hill.' - 5, Dane Street,
Bedford. - X1215.
Army Service Corps - none listed under Army Service Corps - none
of the V CROSS entries correspond from SDGW and CWGC however this
is probably Army Service Corps M/317673 Private
Sidney Victor Cross. His two daughters (1914,1917) are listed in
Willington Parish Regs 1813-1929. He is Sidney Victor K Cross b.
Q2 1889 Yeovil, Somerset mar. Q4 1912 Bedford. CWGC entry reads:
S V CROOS, M/317673, M.T.Department (Rhine), Royal Amry Service
Corps. Died 23rd January 1920. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY,
Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot VI. Row B. Grave
as Suffolk Regiment on memorial - surname DAWKS on CWGC] Private
41409, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 26th
September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Graffham (Grafton
on SDGW), Hunts, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 203907, Bedfordshire
Regiment. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 148.
202644, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Friday 5th
April 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford, resident
Willington. Son of Henry and Julia Gudgin, of Barford Rd., Willington.
Buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave
III. K. 10.
G/50142, 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Monday
9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 36. Born Heath, Oxon,
enlisted Bedford, resident Willington (Wellington on SDGW). Husband
of Ada Golder, of Willington. Formerly G/41411, Royal Fusiliers.
Buried in Ste. Catherine British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France,
Grave H. 30.
as L N Lancashire Regiment on memorial] Private, 26564, 9th Battalion,
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action in Salonika
Saturday 28th April 1917. Age 21. Born Willington, enlisted Bedford.
Son of George and Annie Golder, of The Laurels, Willington. Buried
in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave B. 416.
Bedfordshire Regiment probably
Harry Edward Hayden, Private 17752, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire
Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 21st August 1916 in France &
Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, enlisted
Bedford. Son of Alfred C. and Ellen Hayden, of The Green, Eltisley,
St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais,
France. Grave VIII. B. 150. [Can see no link to Willington but this
is the only HAYDEN in the Bedfordshire Regiment with initial H.]
S/37597, 2/17th London Regiment, Rifle brigade. Killed in action
Thursday 2nd May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Willington,
enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Formerly Private 87066, Royal
Army Medical Corps. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery. Israel. Grave
as Private RGA on memorial], Corporal 202347, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk
Regiment. Killed in action Monday 17th June 1918. Age 24. Born Gamlingay,
Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas and Ellen Jane
Ray, of 5, Church Rd., Willington. Formerly 14772, Suffolk Regiment.
Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave
IV. D. 13.
to the National Roll of the Great War: RAY, H.,
Corporal, Suffolk Regiment. - Volunteering in September 1914, he
completed a period of training and was drafted to France. Whilst
on the Western Front he took an active part in many engagements.
He fought at the Battles of Loos, Albert, the Somme and the Marne
(II), where he was unfortunately killed in action on July 17th,
1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service
and Victory Medals. - 'His life for his country.' - 9, Church Road,
Willington, Bedford. - Z3913.
G/30249, 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action
28th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Willington, enlisted
Tonbridge, Kent. Formerly 3054, Yeoman Cyclists. [Cannot find an
entry on CWGC].
17747, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday
12th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Felmersham,
enlisted Bedford, resident Willington. Son of Robert and Charity
Swannell, of Hill Farm Cottages, Willington. Buried in Merville
Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Grave I. F. 36.
27601, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action
Monday 23rd October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born
Willington, enlisted Mill Hill, resident Bedford. Son of Levi and
Annie E. Webb, of 31, The Lane, Willington. Formerly 5546, South
Staffordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme,
France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
to the National Roll of the Great War: WEBB, R.,
Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. - He joined in 1916 and later
in the same year was drafted to the Western Front, where he took
aprt in many important engagements, including those at Ypres and
on the Somme. He only served for a brief period in France before
he made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on October
23rd, 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
- 'And doubtless he went in splendid company.' - 31, Willington
Street, bedford. - Z2328.
Rifle Brigade -
William Farmer Weedon, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. killed in
action Sunday 17th December 1916 in France & Flanders. Born
and enlisted Bethnal Green, Middlesex, resident Bow, Middlesex.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face
16 B and 16 C
William Otway Weedon, 9th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in
action Saturday 24th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age
22. Resident and enlisted London. Son of Thomas Firman Weedon
and Harriette Anne Weedon, of 7, Park St., Chatteris, Cambs. Buried
in White House Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave
III. P. 17
630694, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died Saturday 7 December 1940.
Age 19. Son of John Haydn Davies and Frances Davies; husband of
Margaret Mary Davies, of Willington. Commemorated on Air Forces
Memorial at Runnymede. Panel 13.
2090508, 248 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died on Tuesday 21st
May 1940. Age 20. Son of Edward Linnitt Lack and Beatrice Winnifred
Lack, of Willington. Buried in Templeuve Communal Cemetery, Tournai,
Hainaut, Belgium. Row B. Grave 6.
Signalman C/JX 133153, HMS Grenville, Royal Navy. Died on Friday
19th January 1940. Age 26. Son of William and Anne Emma Lilburn,
of Willington. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column
1st Class C/KX81076, HMS Sphinx, Royal Navy. Died on Sunday 4th
February 1940. Age 25. Son of Charles and Harriet Mayes, of Willington.
Buried in Wick cemetery, Caithnesshire.
Seaman, HMS Culver, Royal Navy. Died on Saturday 31st January 1942.
Age 32. Son of John Penson Whitaker and Annie Louise Whitaker; husband
of Alys Elizabeth Whitaker, of Willington. Commemorated on Portsmouth
Naval Memorial, Hampshire.
WE BE WORTHY OF
18 February, 2008