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WOOTTON SCHOOL WORLD WAR 1 MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Martin Edwards

The Roll of Honour Board resides in the Memorial Hall, Wootton (known as the green hut), not to be mistaken for the Village Hall. The board is to former pupils of Wootton Primary School who died in 1914-1918.
Photograph Copyright © Janice P Chance 2004

IN
MEMORY
OF
FORMER SCHOLARS
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
WHILE SERVING THEIR COUNTRY
1914-1918

ALLEN Reginald Allen
Lance Corporal 201708 1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) who was killed in action on Tuesday, 14th August 1917. Age 29. Son of Philip Allen, of Bourne End, Wootton, Bedford; husband of Sarah Green (formerly Allen), of The Chequers Inn, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk. Enlisted Handel Street, London, resident St Pancras. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52.

In the 1911 census he was living at 3 Stratford Mews, St Marylebone, London, working as a House Driver, aged 23, born Wootton, Bedfordshire. In 1901 he was living at Bourne End, Wootton, the son of Philip and Mary Allen, aged 13, a Plough Boy, born Wootton.

See also Wootton
ASHPOLE William Ernest
Private 3957 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment Died Saturday 10th July 1915 at home. Aged 25. Buried in Wootton Church cemetery. Son of Fredrick and Sarah Ann Ashpole, of Hall End, Wootton. Resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. [E W Ashpole on memorial but W E everywhere else.] Gone but not forgotten. See also Wootton
ASHPOLE Herbert Frank
[All records including SDGW, CWGC and census list him as Frank, nothing with an H in front] Lance Corporal 20279, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 29th October 1917 in France. Born and resident in Wootton, enlisted Bedford. In 1911 he is listed as the son of Ernest and Lucy Ashpole, aged 13, schoolboy, born Wootton, resident Wood End, Wootton. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXI. Row G. Grave 12.

In the Civil Registration records his birth was registered in the Jan-Mar Quarter 1898, Volume 3B, page 318. He is listed as Herbert Frank Ashpole on the registration. In the 1911 census he is listed as Frank Ashpole, son of Ernest and Lucy Ashpole, resident Wood End, Wootton, Bedford, aged 13, a schoolboy, born 1898 in Wootton.

See also Wootton
ASHPOLE Reginald
Private 41837 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 7th July 1917 in France. Resident Keeley, Wootton, born Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 32834 Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in Cemetery: FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8.

There is a Reginald Thomas Ashpole whose birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the April to June Quarter 1898 (Vol 3B Page 335). In the 1911 census there is listed a R Ashpole, son of J & S Ashpole, aged 13, born 1898 in Bedford, a schoolboy, resident Wootton, Bedford. In the 1901 census Reginald Ashpole was aged 3, son of Joseph and Sarah Ashpole of Wood End, Kempston Rural, Kempston (Rural).

See also Wootton
BIGG Harrold [Ernest]
[Also listed as BIGGS] Acting Corporal 235108, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action Friday 3rd August 1917 in France. Formerly 5026, Bedfordshire Regiment. Resident of Keeley, Wootton, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Mrs. A. R. Bigg, of Hall End, Wootton, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

In the 1911 census he was married to Ada Rose and they had a son Arthur, aged 1 month. He was aged 23, born in Wootton, and was a General Bricklayer Labourer. He and his family were living at Wood End, Wootton.

See also Wootton
BILLING Thomas
Sergeant (Corporal) 3684, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 17th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Born, resident and enlisted in Wootton. Sent to the Balkans 10th August 1915 (killed 7 days later). No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218.

In the 1911 census he was unmarried, aged 21, the son of John and Jane Billing, born Wootton, Bricklayer Labourer by trade, resident Wootton. His Medal card states that the first theatre of war he served in was the Balkans entering the zone 10 August 1915; he is listed as Corporal 3684 on the medal card. Thomas Billing's birth was registered in the April to June Quarter 1890 in the Bedford Registration District.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

BILLING, T., Sergeant, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
When war was declared in August 1914, he volunteered, and after serving at Bury-St.-Edmunds and Norwich, was sent to Gallipoli in the following year. He took a conspicuous part in various engagements on the Peninsular, and whilst engaged in heavy fighting at Sulva Bay was killed on August 15th, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Great deeds cannot die."

Wootton, Bedford. - Z1300/B.

CHURCH Ernest John B
Private 13326 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action (Medal Card states died of wounds) on Friday, 7th May 1915. In 1911 he was a boarder at 31 Leopold Street, South Wigston, Leicestershire, aged 18, a Railway porter, born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Qualified for France 27th April 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

The birth of Ernest John B Church was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the January to March Quarter 1893. In the 1901 census he was the son of Charles & Mary Church, aged 8, born Wootton, resident Wootton.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

CHURCH, E.J.B., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
Mobilised at the declaration of war in August 1914, he was at once ordered to the scene of activities in France. On this front he took an active part in the Battles of Mons, the Aisne, La Bassée, Ypres and Neuve Chapelle, and fell fighting at Ypres on May 7th, 1915. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Courage, bright hopes, and a myriad dreams, splendidly given."

Wootton, Bedford. - Z1658/A.

DENTON Arthur
Private 22805 Depot, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home Saturday 27th November 1915. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Wootton St Mary Churchyard.

In the 1911 census he was the son of William & Isabel Denton, aged 15, born Wootton, a Brickyard Labourer, resident Wootton.

See also Wootton

ELLIS Edward
Private 22902, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 11th February 1917 in France, aged 20. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Samuel and Mary Ellis, of Wootton Green, Wootton, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

In the 1911 census he is the son of Samuel Ellis, aged 14, born Wootton, Brickyard Labourer, resident Wootton. In the 1901 census he is aged 4, son of Samuel & Mary Ellis, born Wooton, resident Wootton.

See also Wootton, Marston Moreteyne and Stewartby

Photograph Copyright © Mrs Towell (His Sister) 2004

ELLIS Thomas
Sergeant 2989, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action ob British lines Saturday 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Lizzie Ellis; husband of Gertrude Maude Ellis, of Church End, Wootton, Beds, they had two sons. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

In the 1901 census he is the grandson of Philip & Phoebe Ellis, aged 11, born Wootton, resident Wootton. His Military Papers list him as resident Wootton, a Brickyard Labourer, aged 19 years 9 months (front sheet differs to internal sheet), unmarried, enlisted 4th August 1908 for 12 years and passed fit 4th August 1908 at Bedford. His apparent age was 18 years 8 months (front sheet differs to internal sheet), he was 5 feet 5 inches (approx), 110lbs, girth of 33½ inches, complexion fresh, hair dark brown, eyes dark brown, Church of England. Based in UK from 26th July 1915 to 11th October1915 when he embarked with the British Expedionary Force (BEF) to France 12th October 1915 until his death. He received a fairly long list of puncihments for various offences with various sentences mainly detention and confined to barracks. He spent 22 days in a War Hopsital in Gosforth between 26th July 1915 and 16th August 1915 with Tapeworm. Born Wootton, Bedfordshire. He suffered various illnesses between September 1912 and March 1913. His tours of duty were as follows: Home 4th August 1908 to 23rd february 1911, Egypt 24th february 1911 to 4th February 1913, India 5th February 1913 to 18th November 1914, Home 19th November 1914 to 19th December 1914, BEF Frace 20th December 20th December 1914 to 27th January 1915, Home 28th January 1915 to 14th April 1915 and BEF 15th April 1915 to 25th July 1915. His wife remarried and became Mrs Osborne, of The Vicarage, Wootton, Beds.

See also Wootton

FOLKES Frederick James
Acting Lance Corporal 3964, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 16th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Enlisted Bedford, resident Wootton. In 1911 he was a son, aged 17, a Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton, living with his parents Alfred James and Ann Folkes, in Wootton, resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Sent to the Balkans 10th August 1915. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the January to March Quarter 1892. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 54 and 218.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

FOLKES, F.J., Private, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
Volunteering in September 1914, he was immediately drafted to France, where he took part in the Retreat from Mons, and the Battles of the Aisne, Hill 60 and Ypres. He was then transferr
ed to the Dardanelles, and was present during the Landing at Sulva Bay, where he was unfortunately killed in action on August 6th, 1915, [this is inaccurate should be 16th] and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"He joined the great white company of valiant souls."

Tags End, Wootton, Bedford. - Z2178/A.

FOLKES Thomas
Lance Corporal 40112, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. In 1911 he was a son, aged 14, a Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton, living with his parents Alfred James and Ann Folkes, in Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the October to December Quarter 1896. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

See also Wootton

FULLER Betram

Private 14709, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 27th July 1916 in France. Age 21. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Kempston. Son of Arthur and Sarah Ann Fuller, of 95, Woburn Rd., Kempston. No known grave. Commemorated on on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

See also Kempston

GILBERT Frederick John

Private 3/7006, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 16th May 1915 in France. Aged 21. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ann Gilbert, of Church Row, Wootton, Beds. Buried in Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 34.

His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the Janaury to March Quarter 1894. In the 1911 census he was the son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ann Gilbert of Church Row, Wootton, aged 17, a Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

GILBERT, F.J., Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment.
Immediately after volunteering in August 1914, he was sent to France and fought in the Retreat from Mons and at Givenchy. He was, however, unfortunately killed in action at Festubert on May 16th, 1915, and was buried at the Guards' Cemetery near Béthune. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country, his sould to God."

Church Cottages, Wootton, Bedford. - Z2593/A.

GRANBY Frederick John
Private 233509 (previously 8052), 2nd (City London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 14th April 1917 in France. Age 20. Born, enlisted and resident Wootton. Son of Mr and Mrs. John Granby, of Church Rd., Wootton, Beds. Formerly 3691 1st/5th Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the October to December Quarter 1896. In the 1911 census he is the son of Elizabeth and John Granby, of Wooton, aged 14, a farm Labourer, born Wootton.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

GRANBY, F.J., Private, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment. and 1/2nd London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).
He volunteered in August 1914, and was retained at various home stations until 1916 owing to his being under age for overseas. He was then drafted to France, and took part in much severe fighting on the Ancre. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle at Arras on Pril 11th, 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Honour to the immortal dead, who gave their youth that the world might grow old in peace."

Church Road, Wootton, Bedford. - Z2657/A.

HARRIS Alfred
Private 10/21006 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France. Formerly 3/7770, 3rd then 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born and resident Kempston, enlisted Bedford. Went to the front 11th November 1914. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Harris (formerly Crowsley) of 89 Woburn Road, Kempton. He had five children, two girls and three boys. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 6.

His Military Record states he was born in Kempston, enlisted aged 34, a Labourer. He was married and living at 59 Woburn Road, Kempston. He enlisted 29th August 1914 at Bedford. He was buried on the battle field and his body was later exhumed and reburied at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery on 19th July 1920. He was transferred to the Border Regiment on 9th November 1915. He suffered from gas poisoning at one point and was admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, between 31st May 1915 and 1st July 1915, and was also later wounded. He was 5 feet 6½ inches, weighed 144 lbs, girth 37½ inches, eyes blue, hair light brown; he was Church of England. His father was Alfred Harris, of Fields Road, Wootton and he also had a brother and sister who lived in Wootton.

In the 1911 census he is married to Annie, aged 31, with a daughter and son, a Bricklayer, born Kempston, resident 89 Woburn Road, Kempston, Bedford. His birth was registered in the bedford Registration District January to March Quarter 1880.

See also Kempston & Wootton

Alfred Harris - photograph supplied by Tessa Francis his granddaughter

HARRIS George W
Private 19846, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 4th September 1916 in France. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

On his medal card the address given is that of his sister Mrs S A Russell, Mount Pleasant, Wootton, Bedford. In the 1911 census he is living with his brother-in-law, Jun Russell, and family, in Wootton, aged 23, unmarried, Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton. In the 1901 census he is living with his parents, george and Sophia Harris, in Wooton, aged 13, an Ordinary Farm Labourer, born Wootton.

See also Wootton and Stewartby
HUTCHINGS Jesse William
Gunner 65751, "B" Battery, 124th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds Friday 23rd April 1917 (CWGC says 20th) in France. Age 24. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Son of William Joseph and Kate Hutchings, of Cause End, Wootton, Beds. Buried in HENIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 25.

His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District April to June Quarter 1893. In the 1911 census he was unmarried, aged 18, a Domestic groom, born Wooton, resident Wootton.

See also Wootton

KEECH George
Corporal 424164, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 13th April 1917. Born 25th February 1890 in Wootton (birth registered in the Bedford Registration District April to May Quarter 1890). Farm Labourer. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 29th January 1915 at Souris, Manitoba, Canada, aged 24 years 11 months. height 5 feet 8½ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair brown; religion Presbyterian. Buried in BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY, THELUS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 4. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5023 - 15

In the 1911 census he was the son of James and Rose Keech, of The Field, Wooton, aged 21, Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton.

See also Wootton
LAMBERT Lewis Ephraim
Private 20276, "C" Company, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1917 in France. Aged 19. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Caroline Lambert, of Keeley Lane, Wootton, Bedford, and the late George Lambert. In 1911 he was a son, aged 13, a Farm Labourer, born and resident Wootton. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.

Birth registered in the Bedford Registration District April to June Quarter 1897. In the 1911 census he was the son of George and Caroline Lambert, aged 13, Farm Labourer, born and resident Wootton.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

LAMBERT, L., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in 1915, and on completion of his training, was alter drafted to the Western Front. There he took an active part in engagements in the Ypres, Vimy ridge and Arras sectors, and was unhappily killed in action on April 19th, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"He died the noblest death a man may die,
Fighting for God and right and liberty."

Wootton, Beds. - Z3281/B.

LOFT Frederick
Private 27467, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 23rd July 1916 in France. Age 39. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Ann Loft, of Hall End, Wootton, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

In the 1901 census he was the son of William And Ann Loft, of Wootton, aged 24, Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton. Hi birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District October to December Quarter 1876.

See also Wootton

LOVELL Frederick
Private 72260, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshir Regiment). Killed in action Monday 2nd September 1918 in France. Aged 45. Formerly 43509 R.F.C. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bloomsbury, Middlesex. Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Lovell, of Tagg's End, Wootton, Beds. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 12. See also Wootton
LOVELL James aka Jim
Private, 200373, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Monday, 10th March 1919. Son of Mrs. M. A. Lovell, of Taggs End, Wootton. Buried near North boundary in Wootton St Mary Church cemetery.

In the 1911 census he was called Jim, son of William and Mary Ann Lovell, of Wootton, aged 24, a Bricklayer Labourer, born Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the October to Decmeber Quarter 1886.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

LOVELL, J., Private, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in September 1914, and on completing his training in the following year, proceeded to Egypt, but later took part in the Advance into Palestine, and saw much fighting at Gaza, Jaffa and Haifa. he did continuously good work throughout the hostilities, and was demobilised in February 1919. Unfortunately he contracted influenza and died of pneumonia on March 10th, 1919. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His memory is cherished with pride."

Taggs End, Wootton, Bedford. - Z3380/A.

MOORE Edward William
Private 33124, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Reiment. Killed in action Monday 22nd October 1917 in France. Age 27. Formerly 6388, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Wootton. Brother of Frederick below. Son of William and Fanny Moore of Keeley Lane, Wootton, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.

His Military Records state that he was living in Keeley Lane, Wootton when he attested and was passed fit 1st March 1916 at Bedford. Initially he was embodied with the 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment 1st May 1916 then he was posted to the 3rd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment 19th October 1916 he was then posted to the 12th Battalion, Leictestershire Regiment, with the BEF, 30th November 1916 and embarked at Folkestone 29th November 1916 before finally being posted to the 8th Battalion on the 12th December 1916. He was the son of William and Fanny Moore and had three brothers (Joseph, Samuel and George) and four sisters (Elizabeth, Kate, Annie and Alice). He was 5 feet 5¾ inches, girth 37 inches, physical development described as good.

In the 1911 census he is the son of William and Fanny Moore, of Wootton, aged 21, a General Labourer, born Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Rergitration District January to March Quarter 1890.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

MOORE, E.W., Private, 3/5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
Three months after joining in March 1916 he proceeded to the Western Front, where he took part in the Battles of the Somme, Vimy Ridge and Ypres, and many minor engagements. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle near Passchendaele on October 22nd, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice."

Keeley Lane, Wootton, Bedford. - Z1580/B.

MOORE Frederick John
[Listed on CWGC as Frederick James] Lance Corporal 9597, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 16th June 1915 in France. Age 23. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

In the 1901 census he is the son of John and Emma Moore, of Wootton, aged 9, born Wootton. In the 1911 census he is the son of John and Emma Moore, of Wootton, aged 19, born Wootton, a Brickyard Labourer. His birth is registered in the bedford Registration District in the January to March Quarter 1892.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

MOORE, F.J., L/Corporal, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment.
Already in the Army when war was declared in August 1914, he was immediately drafted to the Western Front, where after serving through the Retreat from Mons, he took part in the Battles of La Bassée, festubert and other engagements. he fell in action near Ypres on June 16th, 1915. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country, his soul for God."

Wootton, Bedford. - Z1586/C.

MOORE Herbert
Private 3974, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Friday 24th September 1915 in Malta. Enlisted Bedford, resident Wootton. Son of Alfred and Anne Moore of 58 Hall End Road, Wootton, Bedford. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B. Row XIV. Grave 5.

In the 1901 census he is the son of Alfred and Ann Moore, of Hall End, Wootton, aged 13, Ordinary Agricultural Labourer, born Wootton. In the 1911 census he is the son of Alfred and Ann Moore, of Hall End, Wootton, aged 23, Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton. His birth was registered in the October to Decmeber Quarter 1887.

See also Wootton
MOORE Jesse
Company Quartermaster Serjeant 200409, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19th September 1918 in Palestine. Aged 23 (22). Enlisted Bedford, resident Wootton. Son of John and Emma Ellen Moore, of Bott End, Wootton, Beds. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section E. Grave 66.

In the 1911 census he is the son of John Cahppell & Emma Ellen Moore, aged 15, Brickyard Labourer, born and resident Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District July to September Quarter 1895.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

MOORE, J., Q.M.S., 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteerd in September 1914, and in July of the following year proceeded to Egypt, where he served at various stations. Advancing thence into Palestine. he saw much severe fighting in this seat of operations, and unhappily fell in action on September 19th, 1918, during the offensive under general Allenby. he was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His memory is cherished with pride."

Rose Cottage, Wootton, Bedford. - Z1586/C.

Photograph courtesy of Sue Lambert

NEWBURY Arnold Oliver William
Private 123196 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment.) who died on Wednesday, 31st October 1917. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row D. Section 13. National Archives of Canada Accession Ref: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7284 - 40. See also Kempston
PATEMAN Richard George

Private 7931, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 19th November 1914 in France. Age 28. Born and resident in Wootton, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Frederick and Fanny Pateman, of Church Row, Wootton, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

Embarked 16th August 1914. In the 1911 census he was the son of Frederick & Fanny Pateman, of Church Row Wootton Bedford, aged 24, unmarried, Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District April to June Quarter 1887.

See also Wootton

[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

PATEMAN, R.G., Private, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment.
Mobilised at the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, he was immediately ordered to the Western front. There he participated in the Battle of Mons and the subsequent Retreat, and also took part in the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne, La Bassée and Ypre
s, where he fell in action on November 19th, 1914. He was the first Wootton man to make the supreme sacrifice in the war. He was buried at Ypres, and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice."

Church Cottages, Wootton, Bedford. - Z3779.

PARKER Charles

Lance Corporal 8882, 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment 6th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 14th February 1916. Age 27. Son of John & Mary Parker of Wootton. Native of Stevington. Went to France & Flanders 5th November 1914. Born in Stevington and enlisted in Bedford. Buried in Potijze Burial Ground,Ypres, Belgium. Section I. Grave 3.

In the 1901 census Charles Parker was the son of John and Mary Parker, aged 10, born Stevington, resident Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District October to December Quarter 1890.

See also Wootton

PARKER Jubilee Jack
Private 8125 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Wednesday, 11th November 1914. Son of Mrs. M. Parker, of Church Rd., Wootton, Beds. Born Stevington, enlisted Bedford and resident Wootton. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 21.

In the 1901 census Charles Parker was the son of John and Mary Parker, aged 13, born Stevington, resident Wootton, an ordinary Agricultural Labourer. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District April to June Quarter 1887.

See also Wootton

POPE Herbert James
Private 4008, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 3rd November 1916 in Egypt. Age 24. Enlisted Bedford, resident Wootton. Son of John Pope, of High St., Wootton, Beds. Buried in SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section B. Grave 41.

In the 1911 census he was the son of John & Elizabeth Ann Pope, of Wootton, aged 18, a Postman, born Wootton. Embarked in the Balkans 10th August 1915. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District July to September Quarter 1892.

See also Wootton
ROBINSON Harry
Private 10309, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 22nd April 1918. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 8.

In the 1911 census he is the son of William Robinson, a widower, aged 16, a Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton, resident Cranfield Road, Wootton, Bedford. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District October to December Quarter 1894. Brother of Samuel (below)

See also Wootton
ROBINSON, MM Samuel
Lance Serjeant 60190, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers who died of wounds on Friday, 1st November 1918. Enlisted Bedford, resident Keeley, Wootton. Formerly 40461, Bedfordshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) Buried in KEZELBERG MILITARY CEMETERY, Wevelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7.

In the 1911 census he was aged 31, married for 7 years to Annie, Brickyard Labourer, born Wootton. In the 1901 census he is the son of William Robinson, a widower, aged 31, a Brickyard Labourer, born and resident Wootton. Brother of Harry (above)

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RUSSELL Edward
Private 10481, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on Monday, 19th April 1915. Born Wootton, enlisted Bedford, resident Cardington. No known grave. Commemorated on on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

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STEELE Albert George
Private 3/7293, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 10th March 1915. Age 20. Son of William and Emma Steele, of Potter's Cross, Wootton, Beds. Born and resident Wootton, enlisted Bedford. Farm Labourer. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

Embarked 11th November 1914. In the 1911 census he was the son of William and Emma Steele, of Wootton, aged 16, a Farm Labourer, born Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District in the July to September Quarter 1894.

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[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]

STEELE, A.G., Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment.
Mobilised from the Reserve at the outbreak of war in August 1914, he was quickly drafted to the Western Front. During his short service in this theatre of war he took part in heavy fighting at La Bassée and Neuve Chapelle. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on March 10th, 1915, and was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country."

Potters Cross, Wootton, Bedford. - Z3185/A.

TYSOE Stanley John
Private PLY/18795 4th Royal Marine Battalion (Zeebrugge Raid), H.M.S. "Vindictive", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action Tuesday 23rd April 1918. Age 19. Son of Thomas and Caroline Tysoe, of Cause End, Wootton. Buried in Wootton St Mary Church Cemetery.

A Light is from
Our Household Gone
the Voice We Loved is Still.

Born 3rd January 1899 in Bedford. Son of Caroline Tysoe, of Cause End, Wootton. In the 1911 census he is the son of Thomas and Caroline Tysoe, of Wootton, aged 12, a schoolboy, born Wootton. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District January to March Quarter 1899.

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YARROW George

Trooper 6792, 7th Draggon Guards (Princess Royal). Died 6th May 1916 of haematemesis followed by perforation gastric ulcer in No. 3 General Hospital, Le Treport. Age 29. A Regular Soldier. Born Wootton, enlisted Norwich, resident Woburn Sands. Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 2. Row L. Grave 8C.

His Military Papers state he enlisted and was passed fit, 6th November 1905, he was aged 19 years 1 month, of Wootton, a Tailor. He was 5ffet 5 8/10 inches, 127 lbs, 35 inch girth, fredsh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair; religion Church of England.

In the 1901 census he was a Pauper, aged 14, born Wootton, residing in Bedford Union Workhouse, Kimbolton Road, Bedford. His birth was registered in the Bedford Registration District July to September Quarter 1886. He had a cross tattooed on his chest. His original service was for 6 years 2 months (5th November 1912) but he extended this to 12 years to attend a Master Tailors Course. He was up on charges four times for being drunk, twice in 1908 and twice in 1913; also absent fro duties one evening in 1914. His next of kin is listed as Mrs Dorcas Seabrook, Heath Hotel, Aspley heath, Woburn Sands. His parents were listed as deceased bu he had three brothers, Frank, Charles (lived at Wootton) and William Yarrow and a sister Dorcas Seabrook (formerly Yarrow).

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