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DATCHET WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dai & Angela Bevan 2009

Datchet is located on the north bank of the River Thames, it was part of Buckinghamshire until boundary changes in 1974 transferred it to Berkshire. The Datchet war memorial is to be found at the junction of the B376 and B470, The Green, Horton Road, opposite the Post Office. It takes the form of a cenotaph built on a cruciform platform with and octagonal two-stepped base with an urn mounted on it. There are Army, Navy and Royal Air Force shields on the sides and a six-sided frieze around the top containing the images in relief of aircraft, tanks, bombs, airships, gas maks, urns and laurelm leaves. There are 54 names listed for World War 1 and 30 for World War 2. Funds were raised for the building of a memorial in November 1919 by public subscription and the memorial was designed by Sir Lionel Henry Cust. The memorial was eventually unveiled by Lord Carrington in May 1920. Details appeared in the Windsor, Eton & Slough Express 29 May 1920.

Unveiling photograph from an old postcard
Photograph copyright © Dai & Angela Bevan 2009

1914 – 18
Remember

This monument is erected by the inhabitants of Datchet to commemorate the Great War of 1914 – 1919 and the glorious victory of the British forces and their allies by sea, on land, and in the air over the combined forces of Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria.
Also to record the share taken by this village in promoting this victory and to pay grateful and reverent tribute to those who laid down their lives for their King and Country in the cause of justice and freedom.

The numbers here recorded are of those inhabitants of Datchet who by active military service in foreign lands or in this country or by services rendered at home contributed to the great victory which this monument commemorates.

In the naval military and territorial forces before the war 40

Joined the forces during the war 332

Served abroad or at home,
In the Red Cross Society,
The Volunteer Defence Corps, 142
As Special Constables,
In the Voluntary Aid Detachment,
Or the War Hospital Supply Depot.

The names here recorded are of those inhabitants of Datchet who at the call of duty laid down their lives for their country.

ADAM Robert
Private 30128, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born Littleton, Wiltshire, enlisted Windsor, resident Datchet. Formerly 22167, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
ALDRED [Henry] George
Able Seaman (Signaller) J/20605, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 19. Born 31 January 1896 in Kingston, Surrey. Son of Ellen Steele, of Ebenezer Cottage, New Rd., Datchet, Bucks. Before enlisting he was a gardenener. Enlisted 31 January 1914 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 34½ inche, brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 12.
BALL Albert
Private 20321, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 14 January 1916 in Malta. Born and resident Datchet, enlisted Oxford. Formerly 94584, Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malata. Plot C. Row VI. Grave 5.
BANNER Frank
Private 10885, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 August 1915. Aged 25. Born Spelsbury, Oxon, enlisted Reading, resident Old Windsor. Son of the late Edwin and Mary Banner, of Spelsbury, Oxon; husband of Florence Agnes Banner, of "Kingsley," Slough Rd., Datchet, Bucks. Buried in RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 1.
BETTLES John Walter
Able Seaman J/10954, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 22. Born 24 July 1894 in Slough, Buckinghamshire. Son of William John and Alice Jane Bettles, of The Green, Datchet, Bucks. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Datchet, resident with his parents, William and Alice Bettles, at Elmside Villas, 1, Slough Road, Datchet, Eton, Buckinghamshire. Prior to enlistment he was a garden boy. Enlisted 24 July 1912 for 12 years. height 5 feet 3 inches, chest 34 ½ inches, brown hair, blue grey eyes, frsh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 12.
BOXALL Frederick Albert
Private M2/130622, M.T., Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 1 March 1917. Born West Chiltington, Sussex, enlisted London, resident Windsor. Husband of M. A. Boxall, of 28, Green Lane, Datchet. Buried in DATCHET CEMETERY, Berkshire. Grave 245.
BRAKSPEAR Ronald [William]
Major, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2 October 1915. Aged 39. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brakspear, of Glenwood, Silverdale Rd., Eastbourne, Sussex, and of Copse Hill, Henley-on-Thames. He was at Charterhouse School between 1881 - 1883 Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8. See also Charterhouse War memorial

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2, Page 37:

BRAKSPEAR, RONALD WILLIAM, Major, 8th (Service) Battn. Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regt.), eldest s. of the late George Edward Brakspear, of Henley-on-Thames, a Director of Messrs. W. H. Brakspear & Sons, Ltd., by his wife, Florence (Glenwood, Silverdale Road, Eastbourne), dau. of the Rev. F. R. Perry; b. Henley-on-Thames, 12 Nov. 18.; educ. Charterhouse; served as a Capt. in the Royal Bucks Militia for three years in Ireland, at the time of the Boer War. On the outbreak of war he volunteered for foreign service, and obtained a captaincy in the 8th Berkshire Regt., 1 Nov. 1914, being promoted Major 30 Dec. following ; went to France at the end of Aug. 1915, and died at Etaples 2 Oct. following, from wounds received in action during the advance on Hulluch and Loos on 25 Sept. Buried in the Camier Road Cemetery, Etaples. Major Brakspear was a splendid shot and keen golfer. On the declaration of war he gave sufficient money towards the Town Hall at Henley-on-Thames being fitted up as a hospital, in which he took a great interest ; unm.

BURFOOT Sidney Walter
Private G/74310, 2/24th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 10 October 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Datchet, enlisted Slough. Son of William G. H. and Fanny L. Burfoot, of "Haslemere," Montagu Rd., Datchet. Native of Datchet, Bucks. Formerly 285996, Oxford Hussars. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 13.
BUTT John [Gillis]
Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 29 October 1914. Aged 24. Born 13 July 1890, baptised 18 July 1890 in All Saints Church, Lucknow, Bengal, India. Son of Col. Edward Butt, of "Brucefield," Dunfermline, and the late Helen Mary Butt. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.
CARROD Albert
Private 266610, 2/1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 August 1917. Aged 23. Born Langley, Bucks., enlisted Aylesbury, resident Datchet. Son of Mrs. John Carrod, of 3, Rose Cottages, Datchet Common, Datchet, Windsor; brother of Henry (below). Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 13.
CARROD Henry [Ralph]
Private 36493, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 28 June 1918. Aged 19. Born Langley, Bucks, enlisted Slouth, resident Datchet Common. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Carrod, of 3, Rose Cottages, Datchet Common, Datchet, Windsor; brother of Albert (above). Formerly 12610, 9th Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in AVAL WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, VIEUX-BERQUIN, Nord, France. Plot I. Row BB. Grave 7.
CLIFFORD Ernest Alfred
Sub-Lieutenant, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 4 June 1915. Husband of Louisa J. Clifford, of 3 Coastguard Cottages, Hove, Sussex. With Howe Battalion from 19 August 1914 until his death. Promoted Temporary Sub Lieutenant at Cape Helles, formerly Chief Petty Officer CH/148384, Royal Navy. Previously awarded the Naval General Service Medal with Clasp "Persian Gulf 1909-14" (HMS "Highflyer"). Married Louisa Jane Worth in 1902 in Fulham Registration District, London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 8 to 16.
GRAY William George
Bandsman, Royal Fusiliers - listed as George GRAY on CWGC and SDGW, Private L/12016, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 13 Junly 1915. Born Datchet, enlisted Hounslow, resident Egham. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Section D. Grave 109.
GRAY Frederick
Bandsman, Royal Fusiliers.
GROVES Leonard
Private 18912, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 18 August 1916. Born Datchet, enlisted Reading, resident Sunningdale, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.
HALLETT George
Private 28307, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 April 1918. Born Aldermaston, Buckinghamhsire, enlisted Slough, resident Datchet. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 32.
HARDING John
Private 10533, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27 September 1915. Aged 41. Born Cookham, Berkshire, enlisted Windsor. Son of James and Lidia Harding, of Cookham Dean, Berks.; husband of Elizabeth Harding, of St. Luke's Rd., Old Windsor. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 21.
HICKMAN Thomas Henry
Private 20181, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action4 October 1918. Aged 27. Born Gunnersbury, Middlesex, enlisted Slough, resident Datchet. Son of Thomas and Margaret Hickman, of 3, Warwick Cottages, Horton Rd., Datchet, Bucks. Formerly 9866, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 10.
HIGGS Francis William
Private 266242, 2/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 August 1917. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Datchet. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
HORNE Thomas Arthur
Private 18423, 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 8 November 1918. Born St. Andrews, Northampton, enlisted Windsor, resident Datchet. Husband of Mrs. L. Horne, of 11, Penn Lane, Datchet, Windsor. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 14.
HUTTON John
Lance Corporal 18866, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20 February 1917. Aged 33. Born Datchet, enlisted Reading, resident Datchet Common. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hutton, of Datchet Common, Bucks. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 45.
JEWERS William Nicholas
Flight Sergeant 5838, 1st Aircraft Depot, Royal Flying Corps. Died 19 March 1918. Aged 40. Son of Thomas and Mary Jewers; husband of Amelia Jewers, of 24, Ditton Rd., Datchet, Windsor. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 73.
JOHNSON Frank
Private 265961, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 12 May 1918. Aged 25. Enlisted Slough. Son of Frank and Lucy Johnson, of Datchet, Bucks; husband of Bertha Rose Johnson, of 20, Stanley Cottages, Stoke Rd., Slough, Bucks. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 25.
JOHNSON William
Private 4311, 2/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 23. Born Hungerford, Berkshire, enlisted Aylesbury, resident Datchet. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson; husband of Florence Maud Johnson, of 3, East Cottage, Datchet, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 83 to 85.
KEELEY Frederick
Private 15843, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 10 March 1915. Aged 20. Born Slough, enlisted Windsor. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Keeley, of 20, Ditton Rd., Datchet, Bucks. Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 10.
KELWAY-BAMBER Claude Herschel

Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Coprs and General List. Killed in action 11 November 1915. Aged 20. Son of Herbert and Eliza Kelway-Bamber. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 10.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 2, Page 17:

KELWAY -BAMBER, CLAUDE HERSCHEL, 2nd Lieut., 14th (Service) Battu. The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.), yr. s. of Herbert Kelway-Bamber, of OK, Hyde Park Mansions, London, W., M.V.O., by his wife, Eliza, eldest dau. of the late Major John MacGregor, Indian Medical Service; b. Howrah, Bengal, 16 May, 1895 ; ethic, the late Rev. J. H. Mallinson's Preparatory School, Dulwich, and privately; volunteered and enlisted as a private on the outbreak of war ; was given a commission as 2nd Lieut., 6 Oct. 1914, and subsequently (July, 1915) appointed a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps. He was killed 11 Nov. 1915, when flying over Courtray, Flanders, in an engagement with two German aeroplanes ; unm.

KINROSS John
Corporal 2163, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1915. Aged 24. Born Tamworth, enlisted London August 1914, resident Stanwell. Son of John and Isabella Kinross, of Riding Court, Datchet, Windsor. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 3.
LEWIN James Albert
Private 19394, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 6 November 1917. Aged 38. Born and resident Datchet, enlisted Windsor. Son of James Lewin, of 4, Eleanor Cottages, Penn Rd., Datchet; husband of Bessie Sophia Lewin, of Temperance Cottage, Penn Rd., Datchet, Windsor. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162.
LUCAS Henry Guy
Private 2001, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 19. Born Datchet, enlisted Weybridge, Surrey. Son of Mr. W. H. Lucas, of 3, Elener Cottages, Green Lane, Datchet, Windsor. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.
MASON Albert Edward
Private 6190, 22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 2 October 1916. Aged 32. Enlisted Slough, resident Datchet. Husband of May Mason, of 54, First Avenue, Hove, Sussex. Formerly 4727, 3/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.
MCGRIGOR James Neil Grant
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 7 November 1914. Aged 19. Born 16 December 1894, baptised 12 January 1895 at St Paul, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, Middlesex, son of James Rodrick Duff and Helen Cornell McGrigor. Son of Capt. Sir James McGrigor. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born London, Middlesex, resident with his parents James and Lady McGrigor at Parkfield, Hillingdon East, Uxbridge. Buried in DATCHET CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Grave 273.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice, Volume 1 Aug-Dec 1914, page 241-242:

2nd LIEUTENANT JAMES NEIL GRANT McGRIGOR, 1st BATTN, GORDON HIGHLANDERS, who died on the 7th November, 1914, at 59, Cadogan Square, London, of wounds received in action on the 24th October, was the younger son of Captain Sir James and Lady McGrigor.

He was born in London on the 16th November, 1894, and was educated at Evelyn's, Hillingdon ; at Eton ; and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, being gazetted to the Gordon Highlanders in August, 1914.

He was shot through the lung and shoulder near Fauquissart, Northern France, while repelling a German attack.

Mr. McGrigor was a member of the Junior United Service Club. At Eton he was ninth man of the Eton Eight in 1913, and winner of the Junior Sculling race in 1912.

NEWENS Albert Harold
[Listed as NEWEN on SDGW & CWGC] Private 9268, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 15 May 1915. Born and resident Datchet, enlisted Windsor. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30.
NEWENS William James
Private 20190, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action 18 October 1918. Aged 24. Born Windsor, enlisted Slough, resident Datchet. Son of William and Alice Jessie Newens, of 14a, Ditton Rd., Datchet, Windsor. Formerly 18737, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 14.
NICHOLLS Christopher [Thomas]
[Listed as NICHOLS on CWGC] Private 22726, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born Moulsoe, Bucks, enlisted Aylesbury, resident Newport Pagnell. Formerly Trooper 2513, Royal Horse Guards. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 4.
NORRIS William George
Private 138783, 8th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 31 May 1918. Born and resident Slough, enlisted Aylesbury. Formerly 3636, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
NUGENT Leslie
Lieutenant, Scots Guards. No furthe rinformation currently available.
De PARAVICINI John Marcus
Major, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Educated Eton College, left Eton College in 1913. Mentioned in despatches (MiD) [LG 4 January 1917, page 236]. Embarked France 21 JUly 1915. Next of kin C P E de Paravicini, Esq., of Datchet Lodge, Bracknell, Berks. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Datchet, resident with his parents, Percy J and Marcia C S de Paravicini, at Riverside, Windsor Road, Datchet, Eton, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9.
PEARCE, MM James Hale
[Listed as James Hales PEARCE on SDGW] Sapper 538448, 62nd Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 26 October 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Datchet, enlisted Windsor. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hale Pearce. Native of Datchet, Bucks. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VII. Row J. Grave 4B.
PICKTON Henry
Private 26585, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 35. Born Sitford, Surrey, enlisted Slough, resident Datchet. Son of the late Gilbert Pickton; husband of Annie Mary Pickton, of 2, Churchill Villas, Penn Rd., Datchet, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.
POOLE William
Gunner 50149, 82nd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 26 August 1916 in Turkey. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Slough. Son of William and Kate Poole, of 5, Wilton Cottages, Datchet, Windsor. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq, Panel 3 and 60.
ROBINSON Hercules Edward Joseph (The Hon.)
Second Lieutenant, "B" Company, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 26 September 1915. Aged 20. Next of kin Lady Rosmeand, of 24 St Georges Square, London S.W.1. Son of 2nd Baron Rosmead and Baroness Rosmead, of 24, St. George''s Square, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Cork, Ireland, boarder at Eton College, student, resident Eton College. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 4.
SANFORD Walter
Private 43058, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 32. Born Graveley, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Offord D'arcy, Hunts. Son of Samuel and Sally Sanford, of Graveley, Huntingdon; husband of Lucy Margaret Sanford, of 2, Hanley Place, Datchet, Windsor. Formerly 1143, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
SLADE Ernest Georg
[Listed as G SLADE on CWGC & SDGW] [This name out of sequence and appears last on memorial] Lance Corporal 15585, 15th (The King's) Hussars. Died 13 September 1918. Aged 31. Born Hackney, enlisted Reading, resident Wantage. Son of Alfred and Ellen Slade, of Datchet, Bucks; husband of Eva A. Slade, of West Ilsley, Newbury, Berks. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 15.
SODEN Harold Corbet
[Listed as Captain on memorial] Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 22 [SDGW] or 23 [CWGC] May 1918. Aged 19. Son of Alfred Soden Soden and Emily Clara Soden, of The Hall, Datchet, Bucks. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 9.
STANLEY Ronald Bruce
Captain, Transport Division, Royal Army Service Corps and 36th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17 February 1919. Embarked France 20 March 1915. Son of Charles Herbert Stanley, esq., of Holmwood, Datchet, Bucks. Buried in DATCHET CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Grave 460.
STEER Harry William
Lance Corporal 32774, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6 October 1917. Aged 23. Born Woking, Surrey, enlisted Brighton, Sussex, resident Datchet. Son of James and Emily Steer, of Rose Villa, Slough Rd., Datchet, Bucks. Formerly 3430, Dragoons. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 14.
SUTTON William
Private M/301073, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 30 June 1917. Born Preston, Lancashire, enlisted Slough, resident Datchet. Buried in DATCHET CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Grave 281.
TARRANT Philip William
Private 40779, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 23 April 1917 [CWGC] or 23 November 1917 [SDGW]. Aged 37. Born Stony Straford, enlisted Slough. Son of Philip Samuel and Catherine Hariot Tarrant; husband of Emily Jane Tarrant, of College Farm, Datchet, Bucks. Formerly 24200, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
WALTERS Thomas Henry
Private 220029, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 22 September 1917. Aged 19. Born Datchet, resident and enlisted Slough. Son of Henry Walters, of 1, Myrke Cottage, Datchet Rd., Slough, Bucks. Formerly 7346, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in TORREKEN FARM CEMETERY NO.1, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 9.
WARD Richard Gough
Private L/10094, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 2 November 1918. Born Dedworth Green, Windsor, enlisted Warley, Essex, resident Datchet. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Windsor, Berkshire, resident with his parents, Charles and Mary ard, at Kings Cottage, Penn Road, Datchet, Eton, Buckinghamshire. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot III. Row E. Grave 11.
WARRELL Leonard
Gunner 34133, 8th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 19 June 1915 in India. Aged 26. Born Eton, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Nottingham, resident Datchet. Son of Mr. A. and Mrs. E. Warrell, of Sylvaton, Datchet, Windsor. (Buried Peshawar (Right) B.C. XXIX. 3.). Commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India. Face 1.
WIDCOMBE Arthur James
[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 36978, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 12 April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Datchet, enlisted Slough. Son of Arthur Charley and Agnes Mary Widcombe, of "Selwood," Montagu Rd., Datchet, Bucks. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot X. Row B. Grave 4.
WIDCOMBE Charles Ingleton
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 6 April 1916. Aged 21. Son of William Harris Widcombe and Alice Marion Widcombe, of Queensmead, Datchet, Windsor. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.

A brass plaque with decorated edges in the parish church reads:

To the glory of God and
in loving memory of
Charles Ingleton Widcombe
of this parish
Aged 21 years.
2nd Lieutenant
Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire
Light Infantry
who was killed in action at
Sanna-i-yat,
Mesopotamia,
in the gallant attempt to relieve
the beleaguered garrison of Kut April
6th 1916.

Greater love hath no man than
this. that a man lay down his life
for his friends.

WILKINS William
Private 18805, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 24 August 1916. Born and resident Clewer, Berkshire, enlisted Windsor. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 45.
Mourn not for them for they can never die.
Here also recorded are the names of those who died during the second world war 1939 - 1945
ALLEN Geoffrey
Colonel, Royal Fusiliers probably Geoffrey Thornton MacArthur Allen, Lieutenant Colonel 15361, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 30 May 1940. Aged 42. Son of Sir Walter Macarthur Allen, K.B.E., and of Lady Allen (nee Lamb); husband of Ruth Elaine Felicity Allen, of Salisbury. Member of the British Empire (M.B.E.). Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row A. Grave 10.
BILYARD [Ernest] Stanley
Private 5387010, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 27 May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Ernest Walter and Alice Mary Bilyard, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 92.
BOXALL George [Edward]
Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) 1154278, 99 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1 September 1941. Aged 21. Son of Edward George and Daisy Ellen Boxall, of Datchet. Buried in DATCHET CEMETERY, Berkshire. Section B. Grave 749.
BUCKEE William [Frederick]
Petty Officer P/J25716, H.M.S. Foylebank, Royal Navy. Died 4 July 1940. Aged 42. Husband of Ivy Harriett Buckee, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamsphire. Panel 37, Column 2.
CROSS Cyril Duncan
Commander (S), Royal Naval Reserve. Died 7 February 1945. (R.D.) Buried in DATCHET CEMETERY, Berkshire. Section D. Grave 135.
CROXFORD Aubrey Leonard
[Listed as Leonard CROXFORD on CWGC] Driver 10532861, 1 Corps Troops Workshops, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 31 December 1943. Aged 29. Son of Victor and Sarah Croxford; husband of Violet Croxford, of Datchet. Buried in DATCHET CEMETERY, Berkshire. Section B. Grave 785.
DAVIS Albert Cornelius
Private T/173027, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 14 May 1943. Aged 31. Husband of Olive Louisa Davis, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 3. Row D. Grave 3.
FEENY George [Hermain Joseph]
[Memorial states Flight Lieutenant, Fleet Air Arm] Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy. Died 8 June 1940. Aged 26. Son of Lawrence Evelyn and Etheldreda Mary Feeny. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 1, Panel 2.
GODDARD Richard Henry
Captain 49339, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 2 July 1940. Aged 46. Son of Henry and Mary Arabella Goddard; husband of May Edwina Goddard, of Datchet, Bucks. Formerly Capt. The Inns of Court Regt. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 13. Column 1.
GOOD Wilfred Geoffrey
Captain , R55 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 11 September 1944. Aged 31. Son of John Duncan Good and Beatrice Emma Good; husband of Gladys Evelyn Good, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. Buried in LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2.
GREEN William Henry
Private, Queens R.R. No further information currently available.
HARLOW Dick Kempson
Second Lieutenant 301788, 109 Workshop and Park Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24 November 1943. Aged 27. Son of Edward and Gertrude Annabelle Harlow; husband of Mary Elizabeth Harlow, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BONE WAR CEMETERY, ANNABA, Algeria. Plot II. Row C. Grave 11.
HINCKS, MiD Maurice Thorp
Captain 104633, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7 April 1941. Aged 55. Son of James Thorp Hincks and Ethel Beatrice Hincks; husband of Mildred Duke Hincks, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Cremated and commemorated in LEEDS (LAWNSWOOD) CREMATORIUM, Yorkshire. Screen Wall. Panel 2.
HOLSCHUMER William Frederic Clarence
Private 6147942, 11th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 22 August 1941. Aged 24. Son of William and Elizabeth Holschumer; husband of Celia Margaret Holschumer. Buried in CHARLTON CEMETERY, GREENWICH, Surrey. Section Q. 1st Consecrated Grave 281.
JAMESON Derek Bellingham
Flight Sergeant 860478, 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24 December 1943. Aged 29. Son of Arthur Bellingham Jameson, and of Charlotte Ann Jameson, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 137.
JOYCE Herbert William
Able Seaman P/JX 339150, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 9 March 1943. Aged 18. Son of Thomas and Susan Elizabeth Joyce, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 75, Column 1.
KNIGHT William James
Gunner 1729536, 349 Battery, 76 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 30 May 1942. Aged 32. Son of Thomas and Ada Knight; husband of Kate Louisa Knight, of Datchet. Buried in DATCHET CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Section D. Grave 74.
LE GRICE Andrew
Lieutenant 50798, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 31 May 1940. Aged 27. Son of Charles Henry and Dorothy Isobel Le Grice; husband of Joan Ann Le Grice, of Chiddingfold, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 60.
LEWIN John
Corporal 5952004, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 23 June 1943 as a Japanese Prisoner of War. Aged 27. Son of David Phillip and Elizabeth Lewin, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row A. Grave 58.
MARTIN Albert Fredrick James
Bandmaster RMB/2702, H.M.S. Galatea, Royal Marine Band. Died 15 December 1941. Aged 38. Husband of Violet Winifred Martin, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 59, Column 3.
MASH John Frederick
Gunner 953203, 112 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 19 November 1944. Aged 25. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 55. Row A. Grave 2.
MORGAN Ivor Kenneth
Private, S.W.B. Mons. R. No further information currently available.
NORTHEY John Anson
Captain 71141, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 30 March 1942. Aged 24. Son of Colonel Arthur Northey, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and Madeleine H. Northey; nephew of Miss J. M. Ower, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 10.
OWEN John Askew
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Charybdis, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 23 October 1943. Aged 19. Son of Lieut.-Comdr. John Henry Owen, R.N.R., and Rosina Owen, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 84, Column 2.
PALMER Richard
Sergeant (Pilot) 1375568, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 July 1941. Aged 26. Son of Archibald James Palmer and Amy Palmer, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 16. Row I. Grave 4.
RAWLINGS Albert John
Private 5389178, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 13 August 1944. Aged 28. Son of Albert L. and Florence B. Rawlings, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 12.
TICKLER John [Earle]
Flying Officer 118499, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21 April 1943. Son of Percy Edmund and Ada Thelma Tickler, of Datchet, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on OTTAWA MEMORIAL, Ontario, Canada. Panel 2. Column 2.
WALL Bernard
Lance Bombardier 1556202, 7/4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 2 November 1942. Aged 32. No known grave. Commemorated on LYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 77, Column 2.
WHITE Thomas
Sergeant 1678851, 49 Battery, 48 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 21 February 1942 in Java. Son of Thomas and Lily White; husband of Ethel Adeline White, of Windsor, Berkshire. Buried in JAKARTA (ANCOL) NETHERLANDS FIELD OF HONOUR, Indonesia. Plot/Row/Section I. Grave 166-167.
WOOLMAN Arthur William
[Listed as William Arthur WOOLMAN on CWGC] Lance Sergeant 2656732, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 30 December 1941. Aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 53.

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