Lest We Forget
MILTON KEYNES VILLAGE
Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2003
The war memorial stands in the churchyard of All Saints Church.
1914 - 1918
THE MEN OF MILTON KEYNES WHO, FOR THEIR
COUNTRY AND FOR US, LAY DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR
|BIGGS||Horace William|| |
Private 3469, (CWGC gives 2/1st) 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds Tuesday 25th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Bletchley. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XIV. E. 6A.
possibly either Arthur Brawn, Private 2430, 87th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action Saturday 1st December 1917. Born Cosgrove, Bucks, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 13. or Albert Edward BRAWN, Lance Corporal 9125, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 4th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Brawn, of Osborne Lodge, High St., Newport Pagnell, Bucks. Born at Wellingborough. Buried in CLACTON CEMETERY, Essex. Grave C. 230. or Arthur Malcolm Brawn, Private 73310, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action Friday 6th July 1917. Born Olney, Bucks, enlisted Northampton. Formerly 32051, Northamptonshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7
|BUTCHER||Arthur Henry|| |
Private 20674, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 6th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Sherington, Bucks, enlisted Ampthill, resident Milton Keynes. Son of Lizzie Savage (formerly Butcher), of Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, and the late Thomas Butcher. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. E. 11.
|CLARE||Joseph Edmund|| |
Private 8144, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Monday 17th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Milton Keynes, enlisted Wolverton, resident Newport Pagnell. Son of Joseph and Caroline Clare, of Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Bucks. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 26.
|DOVER||John Percy Newton|| |
Private 205335, 1st/1st Battalion, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Died of wounds Saturday 10 November 1917, in Israel & Palestine. Aged 20. Born 13 December 1896. Enlisted Newport Pagnell. Son of John Thomas and Blanche Isabel Dover, of Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Bucks. Educated Bedford Modern School (1907-10). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, resident with his parents in Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section A. Grave 32. See also Bedford Modern School
From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:
Volume 2, Part 3, Page 81 - DOVER, John Percy Newton - Trooper, No 205335, Royal Bucks Hussars
Son of John Dover of Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, by his wife Blanche, dau of the late Charles Newton. Born Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, co Bucks, 13th Dec, 1896; educated Elston School, Bedford; was a signalman; joined the Royal Bucks Hussars 21st Sept 1914, served with The Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Egypt and Palestine from the 1st Sept, 1915 and died at Beersheba 10th Nov 1917, from wounds received in action near Ascalon. Buried in the Military cemetery, Beersheba. Unm.
Lance Corporal 20675, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 9th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Milton Keynes, enlisted Ampthill. Son of George and Jane Markham, of The Green, Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Bucks. Buried in BOUGNIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Quevy, Hainaut, Belgium.
Private 18574, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 30th October 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Newton Longville, Bucks, enlisted Bletchley. Son of James and Jane Ann Sear, of Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Bucks. Formerly 8298, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA, Turkey. Grave II. B. 9.
|SHAKESHAFT||John Montague|| |
Private RR/1225, 1st Regiment, South African Infantry. Died on Sunday 24th March 1918. Age 30. Son of William Brice Shakeshaft and Emma Shakeshaft, of Manor Farm, Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panels 95-98
|WAITE||William Norman|| |
Private 206216, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Died of wounds Monday 11th June 1917 in Egypt. Age 22. Born and enlisted Buckingham, resident Newport Pagnell. Son of Thomas and Kate Waite, of Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Bucks. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave F. 259.
LOVE HATH NO
MAN THAN THIS THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS
LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Last updated 18 September, 2017