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ASTON CLINTON - WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Lynda Smith 2004
additional information MIchael Peck

The memorial stands on Aylesbury Road, in front of the Post Office, in Aston Clinton.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORIAL OF THE MEN
OF ASTON CLINTON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914- 1918

BARKER

E
No further information available at present. Possibly mistaken forename initial and should read George Barker. Sergeant 15316. 9th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Aston Clinton, Bkm, enlisted Conisborough and resident Denaby, Yks. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 14A and 14B.

BATES

George Percy
Rifleman 6383. 6th Battalion London Regt (City of London Rifles). Formerly 4759 4th Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds at home on 7th November 1916. Aged 25. Born, lived and enlisted Aston Clinton. Son of George Bates, of The Lodge, Aston Clinton. Born at Aston Clinton. Buried: Aston Clinton (St. Michael) Churchyard in the North-East part.

BIRCH

Sidney Albert
Private 3428. 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th July 1916. Aged 20. Lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Birch. Buried: Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Ref. III. C. 4.

BRACKLEY

John
Lance Corporal 11989. 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 20th April 1916. Born and lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 18 and 63.

BRANDON

John Charles
Private 123049. 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment). Born Aston Clinton, Bkm 4th February 1893 and died 14th September 1916. Son of Annie Brandon of Aston Clinton, Bkm. Commemorated Vimy Memorial.

BURNHAM

Alfred
Private 1119. Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Killed in action in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 21. Born Tring. Lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Martha Burnham, of Ivy Cottage, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 16 and 17.

BURNHAM

Andrew William
Second Lieutenant. 15th Battalion attached 24th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action on 13th November 1916. Aged 29. Youngest son of James and Emma Burnham, of Haydon Hill Farm, Aylesbury. Native of Aston Clinton. Enlisted, from his farm, in the Coldstream Guards and was subsequently commissioned in the Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

BURNHAM

Ronald Walter Charles
Private 265678. 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 12th May 1918. Aged 19. Born and lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Hertford. Son of Walter and Ellen Burnham, of Aston Clinton, Bucks. Buried: Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. I. D. 13.

CARTER

S.W.
No further information available at present.

DODDS

William
Private 267327. 1st/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th March 1917. Born Southall, Middlesex. Lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Buried: Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Somme, France. Ref. II. L. 18.

FLITT

John Thomas
Private 202534. 1st/4th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th April 1917. Born Drayton Beacham, Bucks. Lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Commemorated: Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France. Sp. Mem. B. 4.

GUY

A.J.
No further information available at present. Possibly Alexander Guy. Private 46817. 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 303 Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died of wounds 11th June 1918. Born Fulham, enlisted Islington, Mdx and resident Aylesbury, Bkm. Commemorated Mont Huon Military Cemetery. VI.J.10B.

HORWOOD

R
Possibly R Horwood (forename not noted on CWGC). Private PO/1882(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry. 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Died 5th July 1918. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension. Q.II.E.24.

HORWOOD

T
Possibly Thomas Horwood born c1894, Aston Clinton, Bkm, the son of William and Susan Horwood but unable to identify as casualty and no further information.

HEWGILL

John
[Hewgal on Memorial] Private 27437. 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th August 1917. Aged 34. Born Croft, Yorkshire. Enlisted Basingstoke. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hewgill; husband of E. J. C. Hewgill, of Lilac Cottage, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury. Native of Middleton Tyas, Yorks. Buried: Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. H. 33.

KEEN

Harry Joseph
Private 41608. 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Formerly T4/142187 Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 11th August 1917. Aged 35. Born Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Hefred and Sarah Keen, of 22, Weston Rd., Aston Clinton, Bucks. Buried: Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. F. 20.

MORRIS

Albert Thomas
Gunner 147709. 139th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd September 1918. Aged 32. Born Buckland, Bucks. Lived Halton Village near Tring. Enlisted Halton-on-Thames, Surrey. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Morris, of Aston Clinton, Bucks; husband of Mary Ann Morris, of 7, Ferndale Rd., Luton, Beds. Buried: Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. C. 14.

PAULING

Leonard
Lance Corporal 3262. 38th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 18481 Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 4th November 1918. Born Monks Risborough, Bucks. Lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted High Wycombe. Buried: Forest Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. C. 32.

PRATT

Cecil
Lance Corporal 210705. 20th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died on 12th May 1917. Aged 26. Lance Corporal Pratt was born on 24th January 1891 in Surrey, England , the son of Joseph and Sophia Pratt, of The Firs, Aston Clinton, Bucks, England. In Canada he lived in Welland, Ontario where he worked as a machinist helper. He was unmarried. Commemorated: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

PRATT

Joseph Henry Frederick
Private 267585. 5th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd March 1918. Aged 29. Enlisted Aston Clinton. Son of Joseph and Sophia Pratt, of Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks; husband of A. M. Lammas (formerly Pratt), of Wyfold Court Gardens, Reading, Berks. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 50 and 51.

PRICE

George G.
Private 33129. 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly 7712 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th April 1917. Born Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Buried: St. Leger British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. C. 19.

REEVES

Gaius
(CD gives Gains as forename). Private 16841. "B" Company, 9th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died in Salonika on 29th July 1916. Aged 27. Born Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Husband of Daisy Reeves, of 2, Coteford St., Tooting, London. Buried: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Ref. C. X. 5.

ROLFE

Al(l)an
Sapper 254th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Formerly 3024 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 15th July 1916. Aged 29. Born and lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted in the Field. Son of George and Alice Rolfe, of "Merevale", Brook St., Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried: Gorre British And Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. H. 8.

ROLFE

George H.
Private 13644. 6th Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps. Died of influenza, pneumonia, and heart failure aboard the ship Marathon, at sea, aged 31. Private Rolfe was born in Aston Clinton, the son of George Rolfe, of Brook St., Aston Clinton. He attended Aston Clinton School. He served in the 20th Hussars for 7 years before going to Australia, and was 24 when he emigrated. He lived in Woombye, Queensland, and was an agricultural farmer and was also trained as a gardener. Buried: Aston Clinton (St. Michael) Churchyard, Near East end of church.

13644 PRIVATE G. ROLFE
AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
3rd NOVEMBER 1918
AGE 31.

SHARP

Henry George
Private 129800 (CD gives 129890) 34th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly 40801 Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th May 1918. Aged 19. Born and lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of George Hewlett Sharp and Emma Sharp, of Aston Clinton, Bucks. Buried: Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France. Ref. VII. C. 10.

SYMONDS

GeorgeJ.
Private 4340. 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th July 1916. Aged 36. Born and lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of George and Rose Symonds, of Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 83 to 85.

THORNE

Thomas Henry George
Private 35419. 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th April 1918. Aged 19. Born and lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Henry and Alice Thorne, of College Rd., Aston Clinton, Aylesbury. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2 and 3.

TURNEY

Fred
Private 265549. 1st/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th March 1917. Aged 28. Lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Edward and Martha J. Turney, of Green End St., Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried: Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Somme, France. Ref. II. L.14.

WARING

David
Private 68086. "D" Coy. 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 7917, 2/5th Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th December 1917. Aged 30. Born Buckland. Lived Aston Clinton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of the late Philip and Elizabeth Waring, of Buckland, Aylesbury; husband of Mabel Annie Waring, of Brook St., Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

WHITE

John H
Second forename unknown. Private 81055. 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 21st August 1918, aged 30 years. Son of Thomas and Annie White of Wales (place unspecified). Husband of Gladys White of Green End Street, Aston Clinton, Bkm. Born Crickhowell, Wales and enlisted Bedford. Bdf. Commemorated Bucquoy Road Cemetery. VI.L.15.

1939 – 1945

BIRCH

Norman Stanley
Flight Sergeant 1315909. 172 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 15th July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Stanley Herbert Birch and Elsie Birch, of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 215.

COONIE

A.
Possibly: Andrew Coonie. Company Quartermaster Serjeant 2693012. 1st Battalion Scots Guards. Died on 1st October 1944. Aged 37. Husband of Flora Coonie, of Tweedmouth, Northumberland. Buried: Castiglione South African Cemetery, Italy. Ref. I, D, 10.

DENNIS

Norman Alfred
Leading Airman FX87066, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Nightjar’. Died 11th February 1944, aged 19 years. Son of Alfred James and Kate Elizabeth Mary Dennis of Aston Clinton, Bkm. Commemorated Kilbride Old Churchyard.

GREENHALGH

L.J.
Possibly: Leslie James Greenhalgh. Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 124163. 245 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 7th June 1944. Aged 22. Son of John and Dorothy Edith Greenhalgh, and stepson of Gertrude Greenhalgh; husband of Brenda Hattie Greenhalgh, of Hull. Buried: Espins Churchyard, Calvados, France.

HAMMOND

Clarence Edward
Able Seaman P/SSX 31518. H.M.S. Esk, Royal Navy. Died on 1st September 1940. Aged 44. Son of James and Harriett Hammond; husband of Alice Hammond, of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 38, Column 3.

Special note: HMS Esk was involved in mine-laying operations of the Dutch coast at Texel, she was struck by a mine and sank immediately.

HILL

Stanley Cyril
Lieutenant 200544. 76 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 27th October 1942. Aged 21. Son of Stanley Victor and Janet Hill, of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated: Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 31.

HYDE

F.
Possibly: Frederick Hyde. Flight Sergeant 6445. 48 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on 26th September 1941. Aged 50. Buried: Halton (St. Michael) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire. Ref. Isolated grave on West boundary fence. South of Tower. No. 116.

LAKER

Edward George
Private 14414297. 1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died on 8th July 1944. Aged 19. Son of Charles Henry and Annie May Laker, of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Buried: La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France. Ref. IV. C. 9.

O’CALLAGHAN

C.C.
Possibly: Cornelius Christopher Callaghan. Marine PO/X 4522. H.M.S. Dunedin, Royal Marines. Died on 24th November 1941. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Callaghan, of Halton, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 58, Column 3.

Special note: HMS Dunedin was sunk on 24th November 1941 off the coast of Brazil in the Central Atlantic. Only 67 men survived from her crew of 486 officers and men.

ROLFE

Arthur William
Corporal 1196320. 238 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 30th August 1943. Aged 22. Son of Arthur Herbert and Emily Louisa Rolfe, of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Buried: Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. V. B. 13.

SAWDY

William Ernest
Flying Officer (Pilot) 123355. 199 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 14th June 1943. Buried: Guidel Communal Cemetery, Morbihan, France. Ref. Row 6. Grave 2.

SMITH

D.H.
No further information available at present.

WINTER

Robert Frederick
Private 5392979. 1st Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died on 9th August 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frederick and Lilian Winter, of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Buried: Wilstone Cemetery, Hertfordshire. Ref. Grave 192.

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"

Buried in the Churchyard, not on the Memorial

SHARP

Stanley Charles
Corporal 1212227. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 5th May 1944. Aged 34. Son of William and Annie L. Sharp, of Aston Clinton; husband of Doris Sharp, of Totternhoe, Bedfordshire. Buried: Aston Clinton (St. Michael) Churchyard.

1212227 CORPORAL S.C. SHARPE
ROYAL AIR FORCE
5TH MAY 1944
AGE 34

BEECH

V. G.
Officer's Steward 2nd Class L/12113(Ch). H.M.S. "Commonwealth", Royal Navy. Died on 3rd March 1919. Aged 18. Son of George and Annie Victoria Beech, of Brook St., Aston Clinton. Buried: Aston Clinton (St. Michael) Churchyard. Near East end of church.

L/12113 OFFRS. STEWARD 2ND
Royal Navy
3RD MARCH 1914 AGE 18
H.M.S. COMMONWEALTH
"THY WILL BE DONE"

Brass Plaque inside the church of St. Michael and All Angels, Aston Clinton, on the left hand side between two windows.


IN MEMORY OF THE CREW OF 42 – 5265 D
406th SQUADRON U.S.ARMY AIR FORCE LIBERATOR B 24
WHICH CRASHED IN THIS VILLAGE ON 3RD JANUARY 1945
KILLING 9 OF THE CREW

HENDRIX

Ray
Pilot. 2nd Lieutenant

PROLLMANN

Jerome
Co. Pilot. 2nd Lieutenant from Texas.

MURPHY

Vincent
Navigator. 2nd Lieutenant. From New York City

MILLER

Charles L.
No details

WHEATLEY

John T
Radio Operator / Gunner Sergeant.

SMYTHE

Blythe R.
Engineer / Gunner Sergeant from Virginia

WEIR

Frank Joseph
Gunner. From New Jersey

LAWSON

William K.
Sergeant. From Okalahoma.

HAWKES

George W.
Sergeant. From Massachusetts.

SCHAFFER

Samuel
Sergeant. From New Jersey.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

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