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NORTH CRAWLEY - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards

The war memorial stands outside the church of St Firmin flanked by the Cock public house on the main road from Cranfield to Newport Pagnell. The memorial is an octgaonal Latin Cross on a plinth with a three stepped base. There are 16 names for World War 1 and three for World War 2. The memorial is now becoming worn and the letering starting to fade - could do with a some TLC.


Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2002

IN
PROUD AND AFFECTIONATE
REMEMBRANCE OF
THOSE MEN OF NORTH CRAWLEY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

BONAR Andrew

Private 37940, 8th Service Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 18th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Kilmarnock, Scotland, enlisted Bletchley, resident North Crawley. Son of Andrew and Charlotte Bonar, of North Crawley. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. F. 11.

BOSWELL [John Irvine] Corrie
Private 302030, "E" Company, Tank Corps. Killed in action at Gaza (grave states 1st) Friday 2nd November 1917. Age 27. Enlisted Bisley, Surrey. Only son of John Irvine Boswell of Crawley Grange. Formerly 1024, Honourable Artillery Company. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave XXIV. D. 12. Commemorated on his father's grave in St Firmins churchyard.
CAVES Frederick

Private 284009, 3th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Died Sunday 9th February 1919 in France & Flanders. Born Buckinghamshire, enlisted Oxford, resident Newport Pagnell. Formerly 30789, Dorset Regiment. Buried in MONS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave X. C. 7.

COOPER Charles
Private 235789, 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died Tuesday 29th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Joseph and Anna Cooper, of North Crawley, Bucks; husband of Alice Cooper, West End, Cranfield. Formerly 4794, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. Grave II. B. 3.
EMENTON Arthur Harry

Lance Corporal 326450, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 26th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Stephen and Emma Ementon; of North Crawley; husband of Lily E. Hedge (formerly Ementon), of North Crawley. Formerly 3780, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIALZonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148.

EMENTON William Paul

[Listed as EMERTON, William Paul on SDGW.] Private 25623, 2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 19th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Son of Mr. S. Ementon, of Checquers Lane, North Crawley. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. C. 4.

FULFORD Leonard William

Private 17494, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born Wolston, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Bedford, resident North Crawley. Son of Mrs. Ann Fulford, of Church Row, North Crawley. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

GLIDEWELL Mowbray

Private D/15744, 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish), Cavalry. Died Sunday 10th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident North Crawley, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 1890, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave S. III. DD. 2.

GLIDEWELL William Joseph

Private 220328, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Bershire Regiment). Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born North Crawley, enlisted Oxford, resident Newport Pagnell. Formerly 20449, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. C. 5.

Extract from THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 - SECTION XII BEDFORD & NORTHAMPTON, page 95:

GLIDEWELL, W. J., Pte., Royal Berkshire Regt.
He joined in September 1916, and was quickly drafted to the Western Front, where he saw much severe fighting on the Somme, and took part in the Battles of Vimy Ridge, Lens and Amiens, and in the Retreat of 1918. Unfortunately he gallantly fell in action near Courcelles on August 23rd, 1918, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
“Nobly striving:
He nobly fell that we might live.”
Broad Green, Cranfleld, Beds.  
Z2611.
HEDGE Bert[ie]

Stoker 1st Class, K/10839, H.M. S/M. "E30", Royal Navy. Died on Wednesday 22nd November 1916. Age 28. Son of John and E. Hedge, of North Crawley. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 17.

HEDGE Frederick Joseph

Lance Corporal 11932, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds Monday 23rd September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born North Crawley, enlisted Newport Pagnell, resident Maulden, Beds. Son of John and Elizabeth Hedge, of North Crawley, Newport Pagnell, Bucks; husband of Rose Emily Hedge, of Duck End, Maulden, Ampthill, Beds. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. F. 6.

HEDGE William James

Private 240106, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 26th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born North Crawley, enlisted Bletchley, resident Newport Pagnell. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

HITCHCOX Herbert

Private 15652, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Roxton, Oxon, enlisted Oxford. Formerly 14461, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 60 to 64.

JORDAN Jesse

Sergeant 205905, The Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Killed in action Thursday 19th April 1917 in Palestine. Age 26. Born North Crawley, enlisted London, resident Newport Pagnell. Son of William Hewlatt Jordan, of Little Crawley, North Crawley, Newport Pagnell, Bucks., and the late Charlotte Jordan. Served four years with City Police, London. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 3.

RUFFHEAD Harry Adams

Private 42650, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 4th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Born North Crawley, enlisted Bletchley, resident Little Crawley. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

WHELLER [William] Bert[ie]

Private SE/23597, Army Veterinary Corps. Died on Saturday 2nd December 1916. Age 39. Son of William and Jane Wheller; husband of Gertrude Annie Peeling (formerly Wheller), of 57, Lochaline St., Fulham Palace Rd., London. Born at Pennington, Hants. Buried near South boundary in NORTH CRAWLEY (ST. FIRMIN) CHURCHYARD, Buckinghamshire.

On the "Soldiers Died in the Great War" CD but not on memorial.
AGER Henry Charles
Private 9861, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd October 1914 in France & Flanders. Born North Crawley, enlisted Oxford, resident Newport Pagnell.
DAVIS John James Edward
Acting 2nd Corporal 102093, 175th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died Tuesday 30th January 1917 in France & Flanders. Born North Crawley, enlisted London, resident Dordon, Warwickshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Davis; husband of J. E. Davis, of 162, Long St., Dordon, Warwickshire. Native of Emberton, Bucks. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave I. H. 16.
RIDDY Walter Charles
Private 41667, 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Roual Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action Thursday 11th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born North Crawley, enlisted Bletchley, resident Great Linford, Buckinghamshire. Formerly T/4/088236, Royal Army Service Corps. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 140 to 141
ROGERS Harry
Rifleman S/24251, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds Wednesday 31st July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born North Crawley, enlisted London, resident Kentish Town, Middlesex. Husband of Olive Rogers, of 23, Weedington Rd., Kentish Town, London. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Grave IV. A. 2.
WALLIS Frederick
Private 18236, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 26th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born North Crawley, enlisted Wellingborough, Northants. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. II. H. 6A.
YOUNG Owen
Private 27355, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 25th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident North Crawley, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Joseph and Kate Young, of North Crawley. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
YOUNG William Frederick
Private 12149, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died Sunday 24th December 1916 in Egypt. Age 25. Born North Crawley, enlisted Ampthill. Formerly 27356, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Kate Young, of Broadmead, North Crawley. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave D. 80.

SONS OF THIS PLACE LET THIS
OF YOU BE SAID.
THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE
WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD
THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT
YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP
RICHER HARVEST ERE
YOU FALL ASLEEP

Last updated 11 February, 2007

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