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BOW BRICKHILL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards
additional photographs and information Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman

The war memorial stands beside the main road running from Milton Keynes to Woburn Sands. It contains the names of the men who died in both World War 1 and 2 and also the men who served in World War 1. Within the church is a further scroll, framed and glazed, and hanging on the inside wall of the church listing those who died and those who served in World War 2 and a further glazed scroll listing those who served in World War 1. A further two names were added to the World War 1 group of names in 2016.

Photograph (above) Copyright © Martin & Marie Edwards 2003
Photograph (above) Copyright © Debbie Mayer 2016
Photograph (below) Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2011

TO
THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
MEN WHO WENT FROM THIS PARISH AND GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN
GREAT WAR 1914-1918

BURTON Antliff Edward

Private 286200, 2nd/1st Battalion, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Died in England Wednesday 28th March 1917. Age 18. Born and enlisted Oxford, resident Bow Brickhill. Son of William Edward Burton, of School House, Bow Brickhill, and the late Annie Eliza Burton. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, BOW BRICKHILL, Buckinghamshire.

CLARIDGE A

No further information currently.

COLEMAN Cyril James

Gunner 700547, 5th Siege Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery. Died of shrapnel wounds to the left thigh at No. 13 Canadian Field Ambulance Saturday 21 April 1917. Aged 21. Born 12 March 1895 in Buckinghamshire. Son of George and Jenny Coleman, of Bow Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks. Bandsman by trade. Unmarried. Attested 3 January 1916 at Winnipeg, Canada, aged 20 years 10 months, height 5 feet 8 inches, 150 lbs, chest 36½ inchesm dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, religious denomination Methodist. Arrived in England aboard S.S. Olympic 6 July 1916. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 3. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1856 - 53

JACKSON Athol T

Private 266132, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Tuesday 7th August 1917. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Bow Brickhill. Son of Mrs. Jackson, of 6, Bow Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 11.

JACKSON F J

No further information currently.

KNIGHT, M.C. Gerald Featherstone

This man is very elusive and does not appear on the CWGC. All indications are that this is Lieutenant Gerald Featherstone Knight, MC. Local newspapers mention him as volunteering at the outbreak of the war and that he escaped from a German POW camp in 1917. The Gazette entry regarding his MC which was awarded in 1919 along with several other RFC/RAF Officers for escaping from captivity. Lieutenant Knight appears reluctant to appear on any other offical documents. There is no record of a date or place of birth or date of death.

NORMAN Frederick

Private 7865, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 1st November 1914. Age 28. Born and resident Bow brickhill, enlisted London. Son of George and Annie Norman, of Bow Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

From the National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section XII - Bedford and Northampton: -

NORMAN, F., Private, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment.
A Reservist, he was called to the Colours and drafted to France in August 1914. After taking part in the Battles of Mons, the Marne and the Aisne he was unhappily killed in action at the first Battle of Ypres in November of the same year. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory
Medals.
“Nobly striving:
He nobly fell that we might live.”
Bow Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks.  
Z3670.
NORTH William [Henry]

Private 14655, 8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action Saturday 7 August 1915. Aged 38. Resident Hammersmith, London W., enlisted Grantham, Lincolnshire. Son of W. H. and S. North, of Spring View, Bow Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks; husband of Alice North, of 255, Guinness's Buildings, Fulham Palace Rd., Hammersmith, London. In the 1881 census he was a grandson, born Camden, London, aged 3, resident with his grandparents, John and Elizabeth Barden, at Hill Barns, Bow Brickhill, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 118 to 120.

WADSWORTH Albert Josiah

Private 139428, 63rd Machine Gun Battalion. Royal Naval Division, Royal Navy. Died of wounds Monday 8th April 1918. Born Newton Blossomville, Bucks, enlisted Bletchley. Formerly 23766, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 14B.

WADSWORTH Reginald Harry

Private 42627, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 2nd September 1917. Age 20. Born Newton Blossomville, Bucks, enlisted Oxford, resident Bletchley. Son of H. and Rebecca Wadsworth, of Bow Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks. Buried in UNDERHILL FARM CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Row C. Grave 30.

1939-1945
BARDEN Leslie Lawrence

Private 5954291, 1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Died Tuesday 8th February 1944 in Italy. Age 31. Born Oxfordshire, resident Buckinghamshire. Son of Percy Henry and Rose Edith Barden, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire; husband of Vera Barden, of Bletchley. Buried in ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row L. Grave 12.

BARDEN Thomas Leslie

Guardsman 2617248, Grenadier Guards. Died on Tuesday 23rd February 1943. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Barden, of Bow Brickhill; husband of Margaret Barden, of Battersea, London. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, BOW BRICKHILL, Buckinghamshire.

DEVEREUX Sidney John

Sergeant 1224414, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 29th June 1943. Age 22. Son of Lilian Devereux, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Buried in AMERSFOORT (OLD LEUSDEN) GENERAL CEMETERY, Utrecht, Netherlands. Plot 13. Row 8. Grave 160.

LEVICK John William Thomas

Trooper 7923030, 10th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died Friday 26th June 1942 in Middle East. Age 28. Born and resident Buckinghamshire. Son of William Thomas Levick and Clara Levick; husband of Catherine Elsie Levick, of Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 18.

MORRIS Francis Frederick

Second Lieutenant 226859, 73 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Wednesday 4th November 1942 in Middle East. Age 22. Born and resident Buckinghamshire. Son of John James Morris and Rose May Morris, of Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot V. Row H. GRave 24.

THESE ALSO SERVED
(1914-18)

A BARDEN W E GARRATT F J SAVAGE
A W BARDEN S C GARRATT C W SMITH
J BARDEN W GARRATT E STONE
H BARDEN H GREENFIELD T STONE
C J BENBOW J GRIFFIN R TUFFREY
F J BERWICK T HENLEY A E TUFFREY
F J BOWLER F C HUCKLE G WAITE
H CARELESS S JOHNSON J WEST
J CARELESS G MANNING J A WEST
G CLINCH G W MARTIN F WEST
C A COLLINS F MARTIN R J WEST
A C COLLINS J MILLARD R WEST
F W COOK R MILLARD A J WEST
A DABBS B MUNDAY A WEST
J FOOLKES T NORTH W WHITTAKER
T FOOLKES E NORTH J WOODWARD
W A FOOLKES H NORTH C WOODWARD
S FOOLKES A NORTHWOOD
To the Glory of God and in proud memory of the young people of
this Parish who served their King and Country during the
1939-1945 War

The following laid down their lives.

BARDEN Leslie
See memorial above
DEVEREUX Jack
See memorial above
LEVICK John
See memorial above
MORRIS Frank
See memorial above
Died
BARDEN Thomas
See memorial above
“Greater Love hath no Man than this”
These also served
BEANEY Ernest
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COLLINS Percy
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COLLINS Derek
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CROWSON A.C.
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DEVEREUX Geoffrey
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GLAZIER Edwin
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GUESS Eric
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HEDGES Douglas
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KERSHAW  
Col.
DABBS Thomas
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KERSHAW R.M.
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LOVERIDGE Philip
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MURPHY John
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ODELL Fred
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OXFORD Walter
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ROBSON Richard
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SELBY-LOWNDES G.
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SMITH Kitchener
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SMITH Sidney
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CLARKE Leslie W.
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SMITH Gilbert
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VARNEY Arthur
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VARNEY Kenneth
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WAITE Dennis
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WEST Clarence
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WEST Ernest
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WEST Frederick
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WEST William
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WHITTAKER Geo.
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BERWICK Phyllis
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RAWLINGS Vera
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WADLEY Ada
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SMITH Margery
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HARVEY Jean
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WEST Joan
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1914-18 Roll of Honour
Dead
KNIGHT G F
M.C. See memorial above
BURTON A E
See memorial above
CLARIDGE A
See memorial above
COLEMAN C J
See memorial above
JACKSON F J
See memorial above
JACKSON A T
See memorial above
WADSWORTH R H
See memorial above
NORTH W
See memorial above
NORMAN F
See memorial above
WADSWORTH A J
See memorial above
Served
BARDEN A
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BARDEN A W
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BARDEN J
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BARDEN H
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BENBOW C J
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BERWICK F J
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BOWLER F J
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CARELESS H
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CARELESS J
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CLINCH G
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COLEMAN C A
M.M.
COLLINS A C
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COOK F W
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DABBS A
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FOOLKES J
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FOOLKES T
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FOOLKES S
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FOOLKES W
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GARRATT W E
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GARRATT S C
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GARRATT W
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GREEN J
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GREEN W
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GREENFIELD H
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GRIFFIN J
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HENLEY T
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HUCKLE E C
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JOHNSON S
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MANNING G
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MARTIN G W
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MARTIN F
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MILLARD J
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MILLARD R
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MUNDAY B
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NORTH A
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NORTH E
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NORTH H
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NORTH T
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NORTHWOOD A
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NORTHWOOD J
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SAVAGE F J
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SMITH C W
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STONE E
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STONE T
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TUFFREY R
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TUFFREY A E
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WAITE G
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WAITE R
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WEST A
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WEST F
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WEST J
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WEST R
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WEST J A
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WEST R J
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WHITTAKER J
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WHITTAKER W
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WOODWARD C
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WOODWARD J
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