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ASHENDON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The Ashendon War Memorial stands outside the parish church in Ashendon at the junction of Lower End and Main Street. It takes the form of a square, Celtic cross of granite mounted on a plinth. It was unveiled by Major Aubrey Fletcher. THere are two names for World War 1 and 3 for World War 2. See Paul Goodwin's UK Memorial web site for more photographs.

Photograph Copyright © Paul Goodwin

1914 - 1918
IN
AFFECTIONATE
AND GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF PARISHONERS
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

LAY Albert

Private 17172, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 12th December 1915. Aged 20. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Lay, of 26, Harlesden Rd., Willesden Green, London. Native of North Leigh, Oxon. Buried in POTIJZE CHATEAU WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 15.

EWERS Walter

[Listed on memorial as Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry] Private 73304, 5th Battalion, Machine GUn Corps (Infantry). Died 28th August 1918. Aged 21. Son of George and E. C. Ewers, of Pollicott, Thame, Oxon. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 25.

ALSO IN HONOUR OF
ALL THOSE WHO DIED THEIR DUTY
FROM THIS PARISH.

1919-1945
AND IN MEMORY OF

EWERS Gerald

Royal Berkshire Regiment. probably Gerald EWERS, Private 5334713, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 3rd August 1944. Aged 39. Son of Moses and Adeline Matilda Ewers. Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 10.

JOHNSON George Henry

Signalman 2598576, 142 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery Signal Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 31st JUly 1944. Aged 22. Son of William Henry and Beatrice Ada Johnson. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row C. Grave 11.

LONG Albert John

Private 5389165, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 13th August 1944. Aged 28. Son of Arthur Thomas Long and Edith Ellen Long, of Ashendon. Buried in NNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 13.

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Last updated 15 August, 2006

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