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ASTWOOD
WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards 2004

The memorial is in the form of a marble plaque on the wall of the north aisle inside the church of St. Peter, Main road, Astwood, Buckinghamshire. Note: The church of St Peter in the parish of Astwood Buckinghamshire was severely damaged by enemy aircraft operating over this country on the evening of 17TH AUGUST 1940..

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

“LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND, WE FOR ENGLAND DIED”
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914- 1919.

HALL

Arthur George

Private 8510, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Astwood, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

WRIGHT

Sydney

probably: Sydney WRIGHT, Private 60110, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 10th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford, resident Newport Pagnell. Formerly 5632, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

FLUTE

Herbert Sydney

Rifleman 22788, 1st Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Died 5th December 1917. Age 29. Son of Charles and Eliza Flute, of Astwood, Newport Pagnell, England. Buried in POLYGON WOOD CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row F Grave 2.

Note: The details from CWGC differ from that inscribed on the jug inside the church.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
And to the LOVING MEMORY OF
HERBERT HENRY FLUTE
Aged 29 years
N.Z.N.R.
He gave his life for his country
November 20th 1917

Given by Madeleine Boursy.

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”
st john iv.13
This tablet was erected by the parishioners of ASTWOOD.

also
IN MEMORY OF THESE MEN OF ASTWOOD
WHO DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 – 1945

WRIGHT

Stanley Charles

Private 595005, Corps of Military Police. Died 1st November 1943. Age 31. Son of Charles Henry and Mabel Elizabeth Wright, of Astwood; husband of Mary Wright, of Astwood. Brother of Arthur below. Buried in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, ASTWOOD, Buckinghamshire.

595005 Private
S.C. WRIGHT
Corps of Military Police
1st November 1943 age 31

WRIGHT

Arthur George

Sergeant 5950048, 5th Battalion, Bedfordfshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 19th June 1943 as a prisoner of war. Age 28. Son of Charles Henry and Mabel Elizabeth Wright, of Astwood, Buckinghamshire; husband of Dorothy Gertrude Wright, of Bedford. Brother of Stanley above. Commemorated on his brother's gravestone in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, ASTWOOD, Buckinghamshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B4. Row K. Grave 14.

"and his brother
ARTHUR GEORGE
Died in Japan June 19 1943
Whilst a P.O.W.

TOGETHER AS ALWAYS"

BACON

Joseph Alfred

Driver T/258160, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 3rd November 1945. Age 25. Son of Alfred and Rose Elizabeth Bacon, of Astwood. Buried in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, ASTWOOD, Buckinghamshire.

T 258160 DRIVER
J.A. BACON
Royal Army Service Corps.
3rd November 1945 Age 25.
In loving memory of our dear son
And brother,
Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe in his tender care
.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
This tablet was erected by the People of ASTWOOD as a tribute to their memory.

Last updated 12 September, 2006

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