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WILSTEAD (WILSHAMSTEAD) - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards

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The Memorial stands in the cemetery in front of the church.

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IN REMEMBERANCE OF THE LOVE OF
WILSHAMSTEAD MEN WHO CAME NOT HOME
FROM THE WAR 1914-1919

BERRINGTON Delacy C
Serjeant 9118 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Wednesday, 8th May 1918. Age 30. Born Wilstead, enlisted and resident Bedford. Son of Thomas and Emily Berrington, of Manor Cottage, Wilstead, Beds. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A
BERRINGTON Frank Thomas
Private 3/9417 1st Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 3rd March 1916. Age 21. Son of Thomas and Emily Berrington, of Manor Farm Cottages, Wilstead, Bedford. Born Wilstead, enlisted Northampton. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. A. 61.
COLLETT Edward John
Serjeant 12748 "C" Coy. 5th Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry who died of wounds on Tuesday, 1st May 1917. Age 31. Son of James and Sarah Collett, of Appleford, Berks; husband of Rose Elizabeth Collett, of Bedford Rd., Wilshamstead, Beds. Born Appleford, Berks, enlisted Oxford, resident Wilshamstead. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IX. F. II.
GALE Ellis

Corporal 65166 128th Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died of wounds on Saturday, 18th November 1916. Age 26. Husband of E. (Susan) Gale, of Wilstead, father of Cyril Ellis. Born at Cotton End, Beds. Born Cardington, enlisted Oxford, resident Bedford. Buried in WILSHAMSTEAD (or WILSTEAD) (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. In North part.
GAMBRIEL Percy William
Private 17903 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 25th September 1915. Age 19. Son of Edward and Agnes Gambriel, of Wilstead, Beds. Born and resident Wilstead, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.
HYDE Alfred

Private 1st Class 209333 Royal Air Force who died on Friday, 12th July 1918. Age 24. Son of Joshua George and Sarah Hyde, of Littleworth, Wilstead. Buried in North part of WILSHAMSTEAD (or WILSTEAD) (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire.

'FOR GOD KING AND HOME HE GAVE ALL'

Alfred Hyde - Essex County Constabulary.

Served from 17th June 1913. Died 12th July 1918. Police Constable Alfred Hyde was the son of Joshua George and Sarah Hyde, of Littleworth, near Wilstead in Bedfordshire. He served with Essex County Constabulary from 17th June 1913 to 17th November 1915. He died from disease on Friday, 12th July 1918 whilst serving as Private 1st Class 209333 Royal Air Force. He was aged 24 and unmarried. He was buried in the north part of Wilstead (All Saints) Churchyard in Bedfordshire. Police Constable 431. Serial Number 2794.

IRONS Charles John
Private 33067 2nd Bn., Border Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 24th March 1917. Age 21. Born and resident Wilstead, enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Irons, of Littleworth, Wilstead, Beds. Formerly 7003 Middlesex Regiment. Buried in CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. A. I.
IRONS Frank
Private 20491, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on Friday 15th September 1916. Born and resident Wilstead, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
KIFFORD James
Private 23817 8th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) who died of wounds on Thursday, 12th April 1917. Age 28. Born Hemsworth (probably Kensworth), enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Henry Kifford and Mary Sarah Kifford nee Hammond. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. Q. 3. See also KEFFORD & KIFFORD ROLL OF HONOUR ~ WAR DEATHS.
SUGARS Harry

Pioneer 78822 Water Supply Service, Royal Engineers (Lce. Cpl. 337064) 587th Home Service Employment Coy., Labour Corps who died on Wednesday, 7th January 1920. Age 54. Son of James and Sarah Sugars, of Wilstead; husband of A. A. Sugars, of Littleworth, Wilstead. Buried near North-East corner of WILSHAMSTEAD (or WILSTEAD) (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire.

REST BELOVED
UNTIL THE DAY DAWN
AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY

In Loving Memory of My Dear Husband Harry Sugars who fell asleep in Jesus Jan 7th 1920 Aged 54 Years.
"PEACE PERFECT PEACE"

SUMMERFIELD, DCM Walter James
Company Serjeant Major 9183 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday, 28th June 1917. Age 28. Son of Frank and Ellen Summerfield, of Wilstead, Bedford. Born Wilstead, enlisted Bedford, resident Farnham, Surrey. Buried in ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, ARLEUX-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. D. 2.
TUFFNELL William
Private 3/8571 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Monday, 12th April 1915. Born and resident Wilstead, enlisted Bedford. Buried in POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. N. 42.
WALPOLE Harry Frederick
Private 51981 1st Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 28th May 1918. Born Wilstead, enlisted Luton, resident of Maulden, Beds. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
WHITTAKER Percy
Private 7165 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Monday, 14th January 1918. Age 22. Son of Arthur and the late Emily Whittaker, of Deepcar, Stocksbridge, nr. Sheffield. Born and resident Deepcar, Yorks. Enlisted Luton. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. C. 4.
WHITT[E]MORE Thomas James
[Spelt WHITTEMORE on CWGC] Private 883566, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) who died on Saturday 10th August 1918. Born in Wilstead in 1889, son of Thomas and Matilda WHITTEMORE [Thomas Jr was aged 29 when he was killed]. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Canadian Archives Accession Reference: RG 150, Box 10331 - 23

ROM THE WAR 1914-1919

LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND WE FOR ENGLAND DIED

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN HE WAR 1939-45

ALLEN Alfred John
Sapper 2132123 757 Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Thursday, 10th July 1941. Age 29. Son of Harold and Annie Allen; husband of Grace Ena Allen, of Bedford. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Sec. I. Grave 1051.
NORTHWOOD Laurence William
[Also spelt Lawrence]Private 14558177 2nd Bn. The Hertfordshire Regt., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on Tuesday, 16th May 1944. Age 28. Son of Joseph Montague Northwood and Ethel Linda Northwood, of Wilstead. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave XII. E. 5.
REDMAN George Alfred [Arthur]

[CWGC states George Arthur] Sapper 2092796 221 Field Coy., Royal Engineers who died on Tuesday, 5th September 1944. Age 22. Son of Arthur Charles and Florence Rose Redman, of Wilstead. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave VIII, B, 10.

Bedfordshire Times & Standard: 3rd September 1948

In Memorium:

REDMAN. - In ever-loving memory of our dear son Spr. G. Redman who died of wounds on 5 September 1944 in Italy. - From his loving mum, dad, brothers, and sisters, and granddad, Wilstead and Reddish

UNDERWOOD Lionel Harold

Lance Corporal 5956944 Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt and No. 3, Commando who died on Wednesday, 7th June 1944. Age 21. Son of Claude Charles and Susan Annie Underwood, of Wilstead. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave XVII. B. 10.

Enlisted at Croydon into the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment embodied Territorial Army and posted to 7th Battalion 22nd June 1940 posted to 70th Battalion 19th September 1940 posted to 3 Commando 19th February 1942. Promoted to Lance Corporal 16th October 1943 reported missing in North West Europe 07th June 1944. Now confirmed killed in action 07th June 1944. Served with the Colours: 22nd June 1940 to 07th June 1944.

Overseas Service
Gibraltar 20th February 1943 - 09th April 1943
North Africa 10th April 1943 - 08th May 1943
Middle East 09th may 1943 - 29th June 1943
North Africa 30th June 1943 - 31st January 1944
North West Europe 05th June 1944 - 07th June 1944

Medals issued etc: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 1939-45
Date of birth: 13 June 1922 (this is a discrepancy - 6 months older than should be)
Place of Birth - Bedford (actually, Lidlington)
Next of Kin - mother Susan Ann Croft (should be Craft) of 18 New Council Houses, Wilstead
Description: height 5 feet 7 1/4 inches, weight 145 lbs, complexion fresh, eyes brown, hair dark.

10 November 2004

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