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EMBERTON - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards

The memorial stands in the centre of the village in the form of a clock tower. The memorial takes the form of lists of those who served and survived and those who died. The lists of survivors flanks that of those who died. In the church nearby is a chapel area dedicated to those who fell in the wars.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards - 2003

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN HONOUR OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO SERVED IN THE WAR 1914-1919

ANDREWS Frank

Sergeant 4782, 1st Dragoon Guards (Royals). Killed in action Thursday 13th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and resident Emberton, enlisted London. Son of James and S. Andrews, of 4, West Lane, Emberton. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 58.

BERRILL Henry

Private 60087, 25th (Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Saturday 21st September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Born Emberton, enlisted Bletchley. Son of John Thomas and Matilda Berrill, of Gravel Walk, Emberton; husband of Nellie Howkins (formerly Berrill), of 6, Council Houses, Emberton. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

CAVE Philip John

[Listed as CAYE on SDGW] Private 16235, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 14th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born Emberton, enlisted Northampton. Son of James and Sarah Ann Cave, of Emberton. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

CAVE William

Gunner 10333, "A" Battery, 78th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 2nd March 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and enlisted Newport Pagnell. Son of James and S. A. Cave, of Emberton. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. R. 22.

EDMUNDS John

Private 19541, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds Friday 5th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and resident Emberton, enlisted Wolverton. Son of William Edmunds, of Emberton. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. L. 10.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 5, Page 52 - EDMUNDS, John- Private, No 19541, 1st Battalion (32nd Foot), The Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry

Eldest son of William Edmunds, of Emberton, Newprt Pagnell, by his wife, Harriett, dau.of William Timson; and brother to Driver M.Edmunds, and L-Corpl W.Edmunds; born Emberton aforesaid 29th March,1888; educated Emberton Schools; was a Farm Labourer; enlisted in April 1915; served with The Exprditionary Force in France and Flanders from Aug.1915; was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in Aug.1916 and died in a casualty clearing station 5th Oct.1917 from gunshot wounds received in action. Buried in a British Cemetery near Poperinghe. Unm

EDMUNDS Melbourne

Driver T/33229, 26th Horse Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Died Friday 2nd June 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Olney, enlisted and resident Oxford.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 5, Page 52 - EDMUNDS, Melbourne - Driver, No 33229, Army Service Corps

Son of William Edmunds, of Emberton, Newprt Pagnell, by his wife, Harriett, dau.of William Timson; and brother to Private J.Edmunds and L-Corpl W.Edmunds; born Emberton aforesaid, 28th Dec.1894; educated Emberton Schools; was a farm labourer; joined the Army Service Corps in Oct.1913; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Aug.1914, and died at Etaples, 2nd June,1916, from fever contracted while on active service. Buried at Camiers. Unm

EDMUNDS William

Lance Corporal 10587, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 30th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Emberton, enlisted Newport Pagnell. Son of William Edmunds, of Emberton. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. D. 19A.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 5, Page 53 - EDMUNDS, William - L-Corpl, No10587, 2nd Battalion (52nd Foot), The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

2nd son of William Edmunds,of Emberton, Newport Pagnell, by his wife, Harriett, dau.of William Timson; and brother to Private J.Edmunds and driver M.Edmunds; born Emberton aforesaid, 18th Oct,1890; educated Emberton Schools; was a Gardener; enlisted 25th Aug.1914; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from July 1915, and was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 30th July 1916. Unm

HOWSON Victor George

Gunner 126038, 323rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Thursday 18th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Emberton, enlisted Bletchley. Son of John William and Sarah Ann Howson, of Emberton. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. B. 6.

HOWSON Wallace

Private 202343, 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Thursday 10th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Emberton, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Formerly 25906, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave B. 27.

JOHNSON A

probably Alfred Charles JOHNSON, Private 201227, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 26th March 1917 in Palestine. Born Olney, enlisted Kettering, resident Bozeat. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 33 to 39.

LETT Cyril

Lance Corporal 19539, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 22nd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Emberton, enlisted Wolverton. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

LETT George Enoch

Private 202703, 1st/4th Battalion, Prioncess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal berkshire Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 7th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and resident Newport Pagnell, enlisted Oxford. Son of George Lett, of Prospect Place, Emberton, Bedford, and the late Sarah Lett. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45.

PARSONS E O

probably E O PARSONS, Sapper 145132, 72nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Friday 9th March 1917 in Mesopotamia. Born Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, enlsited Abersyhan, Monmouthshire. Commemorated oBasra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 5 and 61

HULTON-SAMS Frederick Edward Barwick

Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Eldest son of the Rector of this parish. Born 21st November 1881 at Emberton. Educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. Ordained Curate of St Paul's, Balsall Heath, Birmingham. He then worked as a Bush Brother in Queensland for five and a half years. On the outbreak of war with Germany he joined the Army and was killed in action at Hooge, July 31st, 1915 [SDGW and CWGC state Friday 30th] whilst crawling undercover to fetch water for the wounded men. Age 33. Son of Beatrix Sams, of Sherington Lodge, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, and the late Rev. G. F. Sams. Commemorated in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial.

Photograph from 1916 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia publication "Heroes All" - kindlyt supplied Rod Pratt

SHARP L

No further information currently

TOMKINS Alfred George

Private 48426, 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in ction Friday 21st September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born Bozeat, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bletchley. Only son of Mr. and Mrs. George Tomkins, of The Cottage, Spring Lane, Olney; husband of Ethel Mary Tomkins, of Petsoe End, Emberton. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.

WEST Frank

Private 20400, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Emberton, enlisted Bedford. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Grave VII. A. 3.

WEST Harry

Private 3/10483, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Emberton, enlisted Northampton. Son of George William and Annie West, of Petsoe End, Emberton. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

Listed on Plaque in church
BROWN Nellie Decima

Nurse who died July 2nd 1921 after three years of suffering following four years of active service in the Great War 1914-1918.

WOODHOUSE Reginald Courtenay Hulton

Lieutenant 56th Punjabi Rifles, India Field Force. Killed in action Thursday 13th January 1916 in Mesopotamia. Born 30th June 1890. Educate at Eton and University Oxford (B.A). Only son of the Reverend R. Land Mrs Woodhouse of Merstham Rectory, Surrey and a grandson of the late Rector of this parish, the Reverend C B A G Hulkton, M.A. and first cousin of the late Lieutetant The Reverend F Hulton Sams, B.A. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 53.

THE PEOPLE OF EMBERTON
CONTRIBUTED £770
TO THE WAR MEMORIAL APPEAL OF
THE NORTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL
TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF

WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

"SWEET MERCY IS NOBILITY'S TRUE BADGE"

ALLSOP C

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BULL W

No further information currently

LETT [Norman] Frank

Private 14347006, General Service Corps. died Sunday 27th December 1942. Age 30. Son of Charles Henry and May Lett, of Olney; husband of Winifred Emily Lett, of Emberton. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Emberton, Buckinghamshire.

LANE Herbert Arthur

Private 5956322, 1st/6th Battalion, the Queen's Royal (West Surrey) Regiment. Died Monday 12th June 1944. Age 33. Husband of Mary Nettie Lane, of Emberton. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave XV. L. 16.

TREVOR Anne

No further information currently

Listed on plaque inside church
HULTON, C.B. Frederick C L

Late Colonel 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards. Died 25th December 1940 while interned in Besancon Camp. XAIPE. C.B.

Those who served & survived World War 1

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ALLSOPP
C E
MYNARD
H S
ANDREWS
R C
MYNARD
W C
ANDREWS
W
ODELL
F W
BOOTH
S
PARSONS
F G
CAVE
R
PAYBODY
P J
CAVE
E
PENY
A
EDMUNDS
J
READING
B
EDMUNDS
A F
RICHARDSON
H T
FAIREY
W T
RICHARDSON
R
FOUNTAINE
J A
ROBINSON
W J
HASELDINE
C H
SAMS, C de C
E Q
HOBBS
K H
SAMS
H F
HOLMES
C W
SARGENT
A
HOWSON
J
SHARP
F E
HOWSON
F C

STANTON, D.C.M., C. DE. C.

T S
HOWSON
J
TAYLOR
F W
LETT
R
TICHENER
H
LETT, D.C.M.
A
WEST
J T
LETT
C J
WEST
W
LETT
J B
WEST
H G
LOVELL
J J
WEST
M L
LOVELL
W L
WEST
W C
LOVELL
J W
WILLIAMS, M.C.
C
LUCK
C T
WILSON
A T
MOYE
A
WRIGHT
E S
MAYNARD
F H
WRIGHT

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