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EDLESBOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith
additional information Eileen Bennett who transcribed the Roll of Honour and The Scrap of Paper

Edlesborough is just over the Bedfordshire Border in Buckinghamshire.  The Memorial is situated on Leighton Road in front of the Church at the junction with the High Street. The memorial is a simple Celtic cross atop a square plinth with an octagonal base. The parish council maintain the memorial. There are eight names for World War 1 and eleven for World War 2. Within the church is displayed a Roll of Honour and The Scrap of Paper. There are two more names on the actual War Memorial than are displayed in church as these names were added later.

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Photographs Copyright © Eileen Bennett 2011

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN MEMORY OF

JANES Louis George
Pte. S/21822.  4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.  Killed in action Thursday 20 September 1917.  Born Edlesborough.  Enlisted Edinburgh.  Commemorated:  Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. Panel 132 to 135 & 162A.
KNIGHT  Albert
No further information available at present.
PEPPIATT William
Pte. 14960.  6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Saturday 15 July 1916.  Age 21.  Born & lived Edlesborough.  Enlisted Luton.  Son of Mrs. Hannah Peppiatt of 24 Northall Road, Edlesborough.  Commemorated:  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C.
ROGERS Albert
Pte. 17725.  5th Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.  Killed in action Thursday 24 August 1916.  Age 30.  Born & lived Addlesborough (sic).  Enlisted Oxford.  Son of Jesse & Jane Rogers of Edlesborough;  husband of Alice Rogers of Ashton Cottages, Edlesborough.  Commemorated:  Delville Wood Cemetery, Longnueval, Somme, France.  Ref. XIII.H.10.
ROOM Albert
Pte. 17280.  2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Tuesday 6 August 1918.  Age 32.  Born & lived Edlesborough.  Enlisted Luton.  Son of Charles & Elizabeth Room of Edlesborough.  Commemorated:  Dive Copse British Cemetery, Somme, France.  Ref. III.K.25.
SMITH Edward J.
Driver T4/035830 2nd Reserve Park Army Service Corps.  Died of wounds Saturday 18 August 1917.  Age 24.  Born Edlesborough.  Lived Dunstable.  Enlisted Oxford.  Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Smith of 12 Taskers Row, Edlesborough  Commemorated:  Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaandered, Belgium.  Ref. E.20.
SMITH Charles
Cpl. 20076.  “D” Coy. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Wednesday 24 April 1918.  Age 22.  Born Paddington,  Middlesex.  Lived Edlesborough.  Enlisted Luton.  Son of John & Ann Smith of The Green, Edlesborough.  Commemorated:  Poziers Memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Panel. 28 & 29.
WILSON Walter  John
Pte. 32184.  6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.  Killed in action Thursday 21 March 1918.  Age 21.  Lived Edlesborough.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Sarah Wilson of Church End, Edlesborough.  Commemorated:  Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Ref. XV.B.8.

WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918

1939 – 1945

CUNNINGHAM Peter Christopher
Sergeant 580784.  99 Squadron R.A.F.  Died Wednesday 1st May 1940.  Age 22.  Son of Christopher Angus Cunningham & Dorothy Gilmore Cunningham of Northall.  Buried:  Edlesborough (St. Mary) Churchyard, Bucks.
CHORLTON Geoffrey
Pte. 5955225.  5th Battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment.  Died Thursday 21 September 1944.  Age 24.  Son of Mr.Mrs. E. Chorlton of Dunstable.  Commemorated:  Singapore Memorial, Singapore.  Ref. Column 62.
HANCOX Reginald
No further information available at present.
GRAY Richard Ernest
Flt. Sgt. 1332583.  Nav./W.Op. 141 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.   Died Monday 29 May 1941.  Age 23.  Son of Jesse Henry & Ellen Gray, of Eaton Bray, Beds.  Buried:  Edlesborough (St. Mary) Churchyard Bucks.
HUNT Percy 
 No further information available at present.
HUNT William
No further information available at present.
MEAD Donald
No further information available at present.
MORTON John James
Gunner 917351.  148 (The Beds Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.  Died Tuesday 19 September 1939.  Son of Mr. Mrs. J. Morton of Northall.    Buried:  Edlesborough (St. Mary) Churchyard Bucks.
PEARSON Frank William
Pte. 14659871.  1st/7th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey).  Died Thursday 29 June 1944.  Age 24.  Son of Frederick T. & Edith Mary Pearson of Edlesborough, Beds.  Commemorated:  Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery, Calvados, France.  Ref. IX.D.3.
SHARRATT Robert
Sapper 2014580.  583 Army Field Coy. Royal Engineers.  Died Monday 28 April 1941.  Age 21.  Son of Adam & Elsie Sharratt of Edlesborough, Bucks.  Buried:  Torpoint (Horson) Cemetery, Cornwall.  Ref. Grave 64. 
WEEDON Reginald
ProbablyReginald Frances Weedon.  Flying Officer 139700.  Nav. 100 Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer reserve.  Died Tuesday 25 April 1944.  Age 23.  Son of Frederick & Florence Weedon; husband of Naomi Margaret Weedon of Luton.  Commemorated:  Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuvan, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.  Ref. 5.F.5. 

LIVE THOU FOREVER
ENGLAND
WE FOR ENGLAND
DIED

 

PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE
GONE FROM THIS PARISH TO
SERVE OUR KING AND COUNTRY
BY LAND AND SEA AND AIR

OUR ROLL OF HONOUR

1914-1919

 

M Maunders

G Cutler

M Cutler

F Putman

A Sears

E King

F King

C B T Scott

A Milton

F Gray

A Howard

W Peppiatt

H Peppiatt

S Norman

H Putman

A Munt

A Janes

F H Dixon

Chas Sears

P Pratt

K Rogers

Alec Rogers

H Snicket

A Room

A Miles

A Simmonds

G Smith

G Norman

F Impey

F Howard

C Smith

A Rogers

A Maunders

 

Mark Maunders

A Cook

W Heley

F Heley

C R Abbey

 

1939

John Saunders        

Victor Saunders       

W G Saunders         

Fred Sear               

Joseph Sear            

Jack Sharratt

Mark Sharratt

Lawrence Simmons

Leonard Simpson

Albert Smith

Cecil Smith

Walter Smith

Edward Smith

J Stanbridge

S C Shears

Stanley Smallbones

Harry Tibbett

Colin Tibbles

Ronald Tibbles

D Tomlin

A H Tomlin

P Tomlin

William Tomkins

T Towndrow

Kenneth Warner

Brian Warner

Francis Moore

Alan Moore

Graham Corey

Lawrence Dyer

Robert Saunders

Bruce Barclay

John K Godfrey

 

 

H Goldman

V Donbell

G E Ingram

D O’Shaughnessy

Sheila Ruth Dryden

Joan Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRISONERS OF

WAR

Geoffrey Chorlton

Ronnie Fountain

Reginald Hazzard

Ralph Norris

 

DEPARTED

Peter Cunningham

Percy Hunt

Robert Sharratt

John Morton

Richard Gray

Frank Pearson

William Hunt

Donald Mead

Reginald Hancox

 

 

W Archer                

F J Baker      

W Barnett     

Dorothy Barnett

William Bradbury

Leonard Burnham    

Arthur Channing

Frank Clarke 

Stanley Clarke         

Julian Clement         

Robert Chase

Cyril Coles

W V Coles     

Mrs Cunningham      

Denis Cutler

Fred Cutler   

Frederick Dickens    

H Ducand      

A G Fairweather      

G Fairweather

Ronald Fountain

M Franks      

Walter Galpin

Reginald Hancox

Leonard Hazzard

F/Sgt Haywood        

D Howse       

Albert Hunt

William Hunt

Philip Janes

Donald Jarvis

R G Keens

William Keep

Conrad Lee

A Land

Richard Lovell

Harold Lunnon

Jack Lunnon

W E Mayo

Donald Mead

Lawrence Medcalf

Kitty Medcalf

Joyce Miller

Private Milner

Robert Moses

A Nathanson

Cyril Noyes

Ivy Oakins

Colin Peek

T Pearson

M Phillips

Cuthbert Pratt

A Rance

G Reid

A J Rowe

Alfred Saunders

Edward Saunders

Last updated 23 August, 2011

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