Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion


LAVENDON - Roll of Honour

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

The memorial sits at the side of the A428, at the junction of Olney Road and High Street, as it runs through the village. It takes the form of a Celctic cross, made from Cornish granite, on a shaft mounted on a plinth with a single-stepped base surrounded by chain link fencing. There are 21 men listed for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled on 12th December 1920 by Major H H Halse. Details appeared in the Bucks Herald 18th December 1920.

Photographs Copyright © Paul Goodwin 2009

TO THE UNDYING FAME
OF THESE MEN OF LAVENDON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1914-1919
THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED

1914-1919
BAMFORD Thomas

probably: T W BAMFORD, Private 27568, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire/ Killed in action tHURSDAY 16th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Little Bowden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Ketting. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave L. A. 4.

BEDFORD Walter

Private 27923. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lavendon, enlisted Bedford, resident Turvey. Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. U. 3.

BOWYER Frank Henry

Private L/8451, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Friday 20th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Sherington, Buckinghamshire, enlisted London. Commorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

BOWYER Frederick Thomas

Private 20428, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Cranfield, Bedfordshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Lavendon. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.

CHAPLIN Frederick

Private 30669, City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders). Died of wounds Tuesday 27th November 1917 in Palestine. Born and resident Lavendon, enlisted Bradford. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Grave E. 37.

FIELDEN Hector Thomas William Harley

Private 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds at Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Monday 27th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born and resident Lavendon, enlisted Buckingham. Son of Thomas William and Rachel Fielden, of Lavendon. Formerly 2947, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Buried in Duhallow Advanced Dressing StationCemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I.B.32.

FREEMAN Arthur

Private 3/7803, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 21st July 1915 in France & Flanders. Born lavendon, enlisted Bedford, resident Turvey. Husband of Fanny Freeman, of Castle Rd., Lavendon. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

FREEMAN Charles

Private 3/7687, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 44. Born Lavendon, enlisted Bedford, resident Newton Blossomville. Commemorated on Theipval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

FREEMAN Everitt

Private 8295, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died Friday 30th June 1916 in Mesopotamia. Born Lavendon, enlisted Thame, Oxon. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.

GAMMAGE Melbourne Alfred

Sergeant 50732, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action Tuesday 8th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Lavendon, enlisted Bletchley. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Gammage, of Lavendon. Formerly 22396, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in Forenville Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave B. 9.

GREEN Charles Edward

Private 22153, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds Tuesday 1st May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Lavendon, enlisted Irchester, Northamptonshire. Son of James and Elizabeth Green, of Lavendon. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

HOLMES William

Sergeant 15258, 6th Battalion, Northmaptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 17th February 1917. Born Lavendon, enlisted Northampton. Buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Grave V. C. 20.

LAWRENCE Cecil

Private 3/5690. 11th Battalion, Royal Munster Rifles. Died of wounds Sunday 10th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Levington (misspelt Lavendon?), Buckinghamshire, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 6983, Lancers of the Line. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 102.

ORPIN Frank [Percy Brealey]

[Listed as Percy on SDGW & CWGC] Private 33169, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action near Cambrais, France, 23rd August 1918, after seeing action at The Somme, Ypres and Arras. Aged 24. Born Harrold, enlisted and resident Bedford. Born 15th September 1894, son of Frank and Elizabeth Orpin, of Snelson, Lavendon, Turvey, Beds. He enlisted in August 1914 into the Royal Army Service Corps as a baker, but was discharged the following May as physically unfit. He rejoined in July 1916 and was sent to France two months later. He left a wife (listed as R ORPIN) and two daughters at 29, Union St., Bedford. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 24.

PANTER Percy Thomas

Private CH/1720(S), 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died Wednesday 24th April 1918. Age 24. Son of Thomas and Jane Panter, of Turvey Rd., Lavendon. Buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany. Grave I. E. 4.

WARD Percy Reginald James

Private 3/7689, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in England Tuesday 4th May 1915. Age 17. Born and resident Lavendon, enlsited Bedford. Son of James and Elizabeth Ward, of Olney Rd., Lavendon. Buried in Felixstowe New Cemetery, Suffolk. Grave J. 3.

WATTS Alfred John

Private 22810, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordhsire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Lavendon, enlisted Bletchley. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.

WATTS Richard

Private 8690, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 11th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Lavendon, enlisted Northampton. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave O. VI. I. 6.

WOODING William Horace

Private 202792, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 29th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Lavendon, enlisted Oxford. Buried in Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave E. 9.

WRIGHT William Charles

Private 50605, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action Saturday 2nd November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born lavendon, enlisted Aylesbury. Son of William Charles and Mary Wright, of Bedford Rd., Lavendon. Buried in Querenaing Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave A. 5.

"LEST WE FORGET"

1939-1945

JOHNSON George

No further information currently

PANTER Cecil Wilfred

Private 14215647, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died Sunday 12th November 1944. Age 21. Son of John and Ellen M. Panter, of Lavendon. Buried in Overloon War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave IV. E. 7.

ROBINS Ivor T L

[Spelt ROBBINS on CWGC] Private 5961417, 30th Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Friday 20th August 1943. Age 22. Son of Leonard Herbert and Florence May Robbins, of Lavendon. Buried in Lavendon Cemetery, Lavendon, Buckinghamshire.

SANDERS George

Gunner 11001989, 51 Coast OserverDet., Royal Artillery. Died as PoW Monday 21st June 1943. Age 28. Son of Frederick George and Edith Mary Sanders; husband of Ethel Lucy Elizabeth Sanders, of Lavendon. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Collective grave 6. C. 52-56.

TAYLOR Reginald

No further information currently

1953 - Malaya
WHITE William

No further information currently

Last updated 17 March, 2009

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore