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IVINGHOE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards

The Memorial is sited in front of the entrance to the church of St Mary The Virgin, Ivinghoe. It takes the form of a Portland stone column topped by a small Maltese cross on a two stepped base; a laurel wreath is to be seen in relief at the top of the column. There are 15 names listed for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled 25th September 1920 by Lord Browning. Detailsa ppear in the Buckinghamshire herald 2 October 1920. The World War II names were added in 1946.

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2003 - Carolynn Langley

PRO PATRIA
1914- 1918

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF

BATES

W G

Private 721304, 24th Battalion, London Regiment. Died 24th February 1919. Age 31. Son of Alfred Foster Bates and Mary Ann Bates of North-East Cottage, Ivinghoe, Bucks. Buried east of the church in the churchyard of ST MARY THE VIRGIN, IVINGHOE.

721304 PRIVATE
W.G. BATES
24th BN. LONDON REGT
24th FEBRUARY 1919 age 31

BONHAM

Alfred

Private 32729, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 26th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Ivinghoe, enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Joseph and E. Bonham, of Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Grave III. M. 7.

CARTER

John [A]

Second Lieutenant, 10th Kite Ballon Section, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 30th October 1918. Aged 26. Born 25 November 1891 in Ivinghoe. Resident Vicarage Lane, Ivinghoe. Son of Humphrey & Emma Carter; husband of Dorothy Blanche Carter also known as Dollie Carter (married January to March Quarter in Newq Forest Reistration District_. In the 1901 census he was the son of Humphrey and Emma Carter, aged 9, born Ivinghoe, resident Sears Yard, Main Street, Ivinghoe. Occupation Gardener – Ivinghoe Vicarage, near Tring, Herts. 8 years NCO in the Royal Field Artillery; joined 11 Balloon Section 17 May 1918; London Gazette 1 November 1918 2/Lieut K.B – date of effect 15 August 1918; London Gazette 23 January 1919 Lieut Seconded for service with Royal Air Force – date of effect 15 August 1918; Mentioned in Despatches 8 November 1918; awarded the Mons Star 1914. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 13.

Extract from North Bucks Times 1918 Nov. 12th Tue.
Lieutenant J. Carter, R.A.F., was killed by a stray shell on October 30th, whilst asleep in his billet with another officer. His mother, who lives in a small cottage in Vicarage Road, has received a letter from his Commanding Officer, in which, making especial mention that in four years of war he had shown no signs of war weariness, he speaks highly of her son’s ability, as also of his cheerfulness under trying conditions.

HALSEY

Charles

Private 95569 [SDGW] or 95560 [CWGC], posted 2nd/4th London Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 8th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born and resident Ivinghoe, enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Alfred and Caroline Halsey, of Ladysmith Rd., Ivinghoe, Bucks. Formerly 36076, 6th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

HALSEY

W

No further information currently

HORN

Arthur

Private 43420, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Ivinghoe, enlisted Harrow, Middlesex. Son of George Horne. Formerly 5270, Middlesex Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

HORN

George [Gains]

Private 15510, 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Ivinghoe, enlisted Shoreham, Sussex, resident Chelsea, Middlesex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Horn, of Wellcroft, Ivinghoe. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.

MILES

P

No further information currently

MILES

S

No further information currently

MONK

J

Private 29472, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 17th October 1918. Age 24. Buried south of the church in the churchyard of ST MARY THE VIRGIN, IVINGHOE.

29472 PRIVATE J. MONK
OXFORD AND BUCKS LIGHT INFANTRY
17th OCTOBER 1918 age 24
PEACE PERFECT PEACE

NICHOLES

Ernest

Rifleman A/203426, 16th Battalion, the County of London Regiment affiliated to King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 24th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born Ivinghoe, enlisted London, resident Berkhamsted. Son of Chas. Henry and Annie Elizabeth Nicholes, of Wards Hurst, Ringshall, Berkhampstead. Buried in LOUVERVAL MILITARY CEMETERY, DOIGNIES, Nord, France. Grave B. 6.

RUFFETT

John

Private 13619, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Flaunden, hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident Ivinghoe. Son of William Ruffett, and the late Mrs. Ruffett. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

TAVENER

Frederick

[Spelt TAVENOR on CWGC & SDGW] Private 266175, 2nd/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Aston, Hertfordshire. Son of George and Eliza Tavenor, of Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 83 to 85.

TURNEY

Wilfrid

Private 802279, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). Died 28th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born 29th March 1885 in Buckinghamshire. Labourer by trade. Resident 529 Ontario Street, London, Ontario, Canada. Enlisted and passed fit 13th December 1915 in London, Ontario, Canada, age 30 years 3 months. Height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 38½ inches, complexion fresh, eyes blue, hair fair, religion Church of England. Son of Ambrose and Emily Turney, of Ivinghoe, Bucks. Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave I. N. 2. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9848 - 32

WELLS

George

Private 7670, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29th October 1914 at home. Age 29. Born Invinghoe, enlisted Leighton Buzzard, resident Colchester, Essex. Son of Arthur Wells, of Ivinghoe, Bucks; husband of Gertrude Wells. of 1. Fairfax Rd., Colchester. Buried south of the church in the churchyard of ST MARY THE VIRGIN, IVINGHOE.

7670 PRIVATE G. WELLS
BEDFORDSHIRE REGT
29th OCTOBER 1914 age 29
"Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends
He died for King and Country."

1939-1945

BOANSON [John] George [Shepherd]
Glight Sergeant (QAir Gunner) 1873573, 514 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8 June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Thomas William and Florence Boanson, of Ivinghoe Aston, Buckinghamshire. Buried in LA CELLE-LES-BORDES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Yvelines, France. Grave 2.
DOLLIMORE Ernest [William]
Private 5954536, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died between 23 and 24 October 1943. Aged 23. Son of Robert Charles and Kate Dollimore, of Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 5.
GRACE H
No further information currently available
HORN Derrick [Leslie Walter]
Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 1387726, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 October 1943. Aged 20. Son of Walter and Elsie May Horn, of Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 9. Row E. Joint grave 7-8.

SMYTHE

Reginald [R I]

Leading Aircraftman 1605194, U.T. Airgunner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th May 1943. Age 29. Son of Frank and Sarah Smythe; husband of Daphne A. E. Smythe, of Ivinghoe. Buried in the churchyard of ST MARY THE VIRGIN, IVINGHOE. Row 9. Grave 1.

1605194 LDG. AIRCRAFTMAN
R.R.I. SMYTHE U.T. AIRGUNNER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
11th MAY 1943 age 29

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