GREAT BRICKHILL - WAR MEMORIAL
World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards
memorial stands on the roadside outside the entrance to the church on
the thoroughfare through the village at the junction of Lane End and
Lower Way It takes the form of a tall Latin Cross made from Portland
Stone mounted on a square plinth. It cost £240 and was first unveiled
in March 1920 by Lord Cottesloe; the architects were Messrs. Rattee
& Kett Ltd. Details have appeared in the North bucks times &
County Observer 13 April 1920 and 27 May 1919. There are 13 names listed
for World War 1 and 4 names for World War 2.
Copyright © Martin Edwards 2003
HONOUR OF THE MEN
FROM GREAT BRICKHILL
WHO FOUGHT AND FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR OF
THIS CROSS IS RAISED
BY A GRATEFUL VILLAGE
BODIES ARE BURIED
IN PEACE BUT THEIR NAME
LIVETH FOR EVERMORE."
6005, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action
Wednesday 30th December 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Great
brickhill, enlisted Leighton Buzzard, resident Bletchley. Commemorated
on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 32 and 33
496, 6th Battalion, Austrlian Light Horse. Died of wounds 13th September
1915. Aged 28. Enlisted Temora, New South Wales, Australia. Farmer
by trade. Emigrated aged 23. Born Westfield Farm, Great Brickhill,
Buckinghamshire. Son of Mr. W Clements; brother of Benjamin E Clements
of Westfiled farm, Great Brickhill. . Spent 4 years in the Bedfordshire
Yeomanry territorial Force. Note on his record states that 244 F
Cleents served all through Gallipoli & Palestine Campaigns with
the 6th Regiment, 2nd Light Horse Brigade (probaly his brother).
Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B. Row X. Grave 1.
War Memorial Roll of Honour for details and also for a photograph
of his grave.
9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Saturday
25th September 1915. Age 22. Son of Rev. Joshua Fielding Hoyle and
Zoë Hoyle, of Thatcham Grange, Newbury. Undergraduate of Balliol
College, Oxford, 1912-14. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de
Calais, France. Panel 50 to 52.
in action 1915 - probably
Private 15993, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed
in action 27th September 1915. Born Stewkley, Beds, enlisted Welford,
Northamptonshire. In the 1901 census he is listed as a 9 year old,
born Steerrklay (sic), Buckinghamshire, grandson of Henry and Rhoda
(nee Sinfield) Hall , of Great Brickhill. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.
corporal 17497, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in
action Saturday 15th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 32.
Born Woburn, enlisted Leighton Buzzard, resident Great Brickhill.
Husband of Emma Mary Gilks, of Station Rd., Earl's Barton, Northampton.
Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme,
France. Grave III. F. 34.
Corporal 15806, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in
action 7th October 1917. Born and reisdent Parkstone, Dorset, enlisted
Leighton Buzzard. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Grave LXIII G. 8.
G/13114, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in
action Wednesday 3rd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age
38. Born Great Brickhill, resident and enlisted Northampton. Formerly
12828, 9th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of Joseph
and Mary Eastaff, of Great Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks.; husband
of Edith Emily Eastaff, of 60, Greenwood Rd., St. James, Northampton.
Buried in WINDMILL BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais,
France. Grave I. E. 18.
5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 4th
October 1917. Awarded the Military Cross. Commemorated on TYNE COT
MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 92
291848, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday
6th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Balcombe,
Sussex, enlisted Bletchley. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40
25708, 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).
Killed in action 27th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age
23. Born Great Brickhill, enlisted Bletchley. Formerly 30465, Royal
Berkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Matilda Holmes, of 123, Queen's
Terrace, Church St., Dunstable. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL,
Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.
59964, 5th (Reserve) Battalion Territorial, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Died in England in service Friday 1st November 1918. Age 18. Born
Great Brickhill, enlisted Aylesbury, resident Bletchley. Son of
William and Annie Holmes, of 37, Great Brickhill. Buried to the
left of the main path, GREAT BRICKHILL CHURCH CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire.
Wr/252140, 10th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died in service
Sunday 2nd March 1919 in Blegium. Son of Jesse and Martha Dickens,
of Church St., Great Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks. Buried in THEUX
COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Theux, Liege, Belgium. Grave 19.
35676, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
Died on Friday 31st May 1940. Age 33. Son of Sir Reginald Blair,
1st Baronet, M.P., and of Lady Blair (nee Wieland); husband of Sheila
Evelyn Blair, of Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Already enlisted
at outbreak of the war/ Born London, resident Middlesex. Buried
in OOSTDUINKERKE COMMUNAL CEMETERYKoksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Row A. Grave 14.
Aircraftman 547789, Royal Air Force. Died on Monday 18th May 1942.
Age 21. Son of Joseph W. C. Haycock and Queenie Haycock, of Great
Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Buried in CALCUTTA (BHOWANIPORE) CEMETERY,
India. Row H. Grave 35.
1st Class 1430241, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Monday
29 November 1943. Age 22. Son of Mrs. E. M. King, of Great Brickhill,
Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore.
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