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GREAT BRICKHILL - WAR MEMORIAL

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

The 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.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2003

IN HONOUR OF THE MEN
FROM GREAT BRICKHILL
WHO FOUGHT AND FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR OF
1914-1919
THIS CROSS IS RAISED
BY A GRATEFUL VILLAGE

"THEIR BODIES ARE BURIED
IN PEACE BUT THEIR NAME
LIVETH FOR EVERMORE."

SINFIELD Thomas

Rifleman 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

CLEMENTS Joseph

Corporal 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. See Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour for details and also for a photograph of his grave.

HOYLE Basil William Edmund

Captain, 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.

HALL Harry

Killed 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.

GILKS George William

Lance 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.

LILLINGTON Ernest

Lance 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.

EASTAFF William

Private 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.

DANCER, MC Alfred Christopher

Captain, 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

BACKSHALL Joseph

Private 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

HOLMES Wilfred Edward

Private 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.

HOLMES Arthur Harold

Private 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.

DICKENS William James

Sapper 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.

1939-1945
BLAIR Malcolm Reginald

Captain 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.

HAYCOCK Joseph William

Leading 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.

KING John Thomas

Aircraftman 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. Column 428.

SUTTON George

No further information currently.

9 February 2005

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