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WYMINGTON - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Martin Edwards

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2001

The war memorial sits in the the churchyard of Wymington parish church; the lettering is now worn and gradually becoming illegible. Next door to the church is the Memorial Hall which contains a board inside with dedications to the men who died, sadly this was not accessible on the day.

IN UNDYING MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

BRITCHFORD George Holland
Private 27928, 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and enlisted Rushden. Formerly 5062, Northmaptonshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. A. Davis, of 12, Pratt Rd., Rushden; husband of Mrs. Hilda Mary Britchford, of School Lane Winnon, Rushden. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5
BROWN George
probably George BROWN, Private 25427, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Milton Ernest, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Grave IV. D. 19.
CLARKE Frederick
probably Fred CLARKE, Gunner 59992, 84th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Monday, 31st January 1916 in Egypt. Age 32. Born Caldicott, Northants, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clarke, of 50, Roberts St., Rushden. Buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave E.16.
DESBOROUGH James
Private 203035, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 40. Born Wymington, resident and enlisted Irchester, Northants. Son of Ekin and Mary Desborough, of High St., Wymington, Rushden; husband of Laura Elizabeth Desborough, of "Fairholme," Farndish Rd., Irchester, Wellingborough. Formerly 203660, Norfolk Regiment. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39
DESBOROUGH [Harry] Leonard
[SDGW & CWGC lists him as Harry Leonard] Private 17953, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 13th Novemeber 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Wymington, enlisted Rushden. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 104 to 105
DILLEY Frederick William
Private 3/9976, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 29th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Rushden, enlisted Northampton. Son of Charles William and Mary Ann Dilley, of Mill Estate, Wymington Rd., Rushden, Northants. Enlisted Aug., 1914 with 3rd Battalion. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30. See also Rushden, Northamptonshire
FULLER Herbert
Private 8420, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 16th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born Little Staughton, enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden. Son of Mr. P. and Mrs. A. F. Fuller, of 8, New Estate, Wymington. Commeorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11
GREEN [John] William
[SDGW & CWGC lists him as John William] Private 27407, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 23rd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Wymington, enlisted Bedford. Commeorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 2 C
HARRIS Leonard
No further information currently.
HEADLAND Albert
Gunner 101919, 22nd Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Friday, 18th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born Odell, enlisted Bedford, resident Wymington. Husband of R. A. Headland, of New Wymington, Rushden, Northants. Buried in St. Aubert British Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave II. C. 9.
HOUGHTON Herbert Edgar
Private 31360, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 5th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Wymington, enlisted Rushden. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45
KNIGHT Arthur Edwin
Private 353159, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds Wednesday, 31st October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, enlisted Bedford, resident Wymington. Formerly 18201, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1 and 2.
REDMAN Samuel
Private 64539, 432nd Agricultural Coy., Labour Corps. Died at home Sunday, 23rd June 1918. Aged 30. Born Eastcotts, resident and enlisted Rushden. Husband of Nellie Redman, of 55, Cromwell Rd., Rushden, Northants. Formerly Private 33189, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in the North part of St Lawrence churchyard, Wymington.
RIVETT George
Rifleman, 41885, 4th Bn. 3rd, N.Z. Rifle Brigade who died on Friday, 12th October 1917. Age 25. Son of Edward and Mary Rivett, of 9, Pratt Rd., Rushden, Northants. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.
ROBINSON [William] George
[SDGW & CWGC lists him as William George] Private 203920, 1st/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 11th December 1917 in Palestine. Age 20. Born Wymington, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Robinson, of Wymington. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Grave D. 60.
SMITH Frank
Corporal 15934, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 18th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Wymington, enlisted Rushden. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave XXI. K. 4.
WEST Wilberforce
Private 43665, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 14th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Wymington, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan West, of School Lane, Wymington. Brother of Edward and Stephen John (below). Formerly 18139, Northamptonshire Regiment. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
WEST Edward
Private G/10377, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday, 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Wymington, enlisted Wellingborough, Northants. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan West, of School Lane, Wymington, Rushden, Northants. Brother of Wilberforce (above) and Stephen john (below). Formerly 22259, Northamptonshire Regiment. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14
WEST Stephen John
Rifleman 7944, 12th Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 11th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Enlisted Wellingborough, resident Wymington. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan West, of School Lane, Wymington, nr. Rushden, Northants. Brother of Wilberforce and Edward (above). Formerly 22717, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment.
WHITING Harry
Stoker 1st Class, K/7502, H.M. S/M "D5.", Royal Navy who died on Tuesday, 3rd November 1914. Age 22. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Whiting, of 30, North St., Rushden, Northants; husband of Edith Alice Whiting, of 79, Albion St., St. Helens, Lancs. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 3.
WOOTTON Frederick
No further information currently.

ALSO
1939-1945

BAMFORD Frederick probably Frederick BAMFORD, Gunner, 5889202, 5/3 Maritime Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Sunday, 7th February 1943. Age 29. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Ref. 74, 1.
CHURCH Marshall probably Frederick Marshall Keith CHURCH, Fusilier, 4866422, 8th Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.) who died on Thursday, 16th September 1943. Age 21. Buried in Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Grave VI. A. 12.
CLAYTON William Harold Trooper, 7957107, 44th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. who died on Friday, 22nd September 1944. Age 31. Husband of Kathleen Mary Clayton, of Rushden. Buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium. Grave VII. E. 18.
KNIGHT Clifford William Sergeant, 1584077, Pilot, 273 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Saturday, 2nd June 1945. Age 22. Son of Joseph and Evelyn Knight, of Rushden, Northamptonshire; husband of Evelyn Knight. Buried in Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar. Grave 1. B. 20.
LAWRENCE William No further information currently.
MUSK George probably George Arthur William MUSk, Gunner, 996229, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery who died on Wednesday, 14th July 1943. Age 23. Son of George Thomas Musk and of Gladys Musk, of Glendon, (possibly Grendon) Northamptonshire. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 6. A. 62.
WOOD Harold No further information currently.
WRIGHT Herbert possibly Herbert WRIGHT, Able Seaman, C/JX 191317, H.M.S. Arethusa, Royal Navy who died on Wednesday, 18th November 1942. Age 28. Son of Silas Herbert and Florance Wright; husband of Margaret Joan Wright, of Wollaston, Northamptonshire. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Ref. 57, 1.

1 May 2003

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