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LITTLE BRICKHILL - WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Lynda Smith

Memorial in front of church of Mary Magdalene Little Brickhill, Bucks. This has the names of all from the village that went to fight in World War One, but is unreadable due to weathering; two brass plaques on the cross list those that died.

Photographs copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004

IN MEMORY
1914 - 1918
THESE ARE THEY THAT FELL

1939-1945

Inside the church is a book of remembrance and a roll of honour. The Roll of honour is on the left of the nave by the lectern; it is hand-written.

IN MEMORY
1914- 1918

1939-1945

THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE
THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR
THE YEARS CONDEMN

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM.

The men from the book of remembrance and the war memorial aare the same and are listed only once here.

1914-1918
YATES Charles Wilfred
Private 1320. 1st Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 3rd July 1916. Aged 23. Born Little Woolstone, Bucks. Lived St Pancras. Enlisted Fitzroy Square. Son of Samuel and Esther Rose Yates, of Little Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks. Buried: Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. Div. 19. HH. 4.
HENLEY Herbert
Driver (Waggoner) CHT/787. S.P. Cav. Corps. Troops Res. Park, Army Service Corps. Died in France & Flanders on 30th July 1918. Born Little Brickhill. Lived Nottingham. Enlisted Flixton, Nottinghamshire. Buried: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. IV. C. 17.
LORTON Wilmot
Private 23605. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th October 1917. Aged 21. Born Hanslope, Bucks. Lived Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Enlisted Ampthill, Beds. Son of Mr. J. and Emma Lorton, of Little Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
CAPP Edward
Lance Corporal 40907. 11th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 40907 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st March 1918. Born and lived Little Brickhill. Enlisted Ampthill. Commemorated Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
HARPER Harry [Edward]
Private 20056. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 23rd July 1916. Aged 21. Born Preston, Herts. Lived Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harper, of Hoo Farm Cottages, Offley, Hitchin, Herts. Buried: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France. Ref. II. D. 18.
VICARS Harold
No further information currently
EVERSDEN William
Private 17458. 10th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 12th November 1917. Aged 33. Born Little Brickhill. Lived Coventry, Warwickshire. Enlisted Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Son of Joseph Eversden, of Little Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks. Buried: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. VI. A. 3A.
EVERSDEN Joseph
Private 202393. 2nd/4th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd august 1917. Aged 20. Born and lived Bletchley, Bucks. Enlisted Thame, Oxfordshire. Son of Frederick and Sarah Ann Eversden, of Little Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
EVERSDEN Charles
Private 307756. 1st/8th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd October 1918. Aged 36. Born Little Buckhill, Nottinghamshire. (Perhaps this should be Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire?) Lived Coventry. Enlisted Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Son of Joseph Eversden, of Little Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks. Buried: Pommereuil British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. D. 30.
HOUGHTON Charles
Private 7842. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th November 1914. Aged 27. Born Little Brickhill. Lived Hitchin, Herts. Enlisted Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Son of John Houghton, of Little Brickhill, Bletchley, Bucks; husband of Edith Houghton, of 39, Charles St., Bolton. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
1939-1945
SPURGIN   John Charles Dewing
Leading Aircraftman 1058860. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 20th December 1940. Aged 18. Buried: Little Brickhill (St. Mary Magdalene) Churchyard. North of Church.
MADGEWICK  Albert
Able Seaman P/J 101553. H.M.S. Mohawk, Royal Navy. Died on 16th April 1941. Aged 36. Son of George and Amelia Madgwick; husband of Eliza Madgwick. Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 48, Column 3.

Special note: On 16th April 1941, HMS Mohawk was hit in the stern by a torpedo launched by the Italian destroyer Tarigo off the Tunisian coast. A further torpedo hit the boiler room. 41 of the crew of Mohawk were lost, while the survivors were rescued by HMS Nubian.

GOODE      Leonard
1944 – Probably: Private 5950332. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on 6th June 1944. Aged 27. Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Ref. 8. A. 27.

22 March 2005

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