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PENN WAR MEMORIAL

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Research Martin Edwards

The memorial is to be found at the junction of Pauls Hill and Church Road, Penn, Bucks. It takes the form pf a simple Lation cross on an octgaonal pillar with a three=stepped octagonal base. There are 22 names listed for World War 1 only. THe memorial was unveiled by Field Marshal Sir William R Robertson and dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Buckingham on 10th April 1921; the memorial was sponsored by Earl Howe. Details appeared in the Bucks Free Press 15th April 1921.

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1914 – 18
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ALLEN

Albert

Private - No further information currently

ATKINS

Norman [Noel]

Private 9668. 5th 9City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Died of wounds 7th December 1914. Aged 19. Born High Wycombe. enlisted London, resident Upper Tooting Park. Son of Fanny Alice Atkins, of Yew Tree House, Penn, Bucks., and the late Arthur Harris Atkins. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), Nord, France. Section A. Grave 21.

BUSBY

Frederick 'Fred'

Private 16009, 10th Entrenching Battalion, late 7th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Salonika 24th April 1917. Aged 24. Born Tyler's Green, enlisted Oxford, resident High Wycombe. Son of Alfred and Emma Busby, of Penn, High Wycombe, Bucks. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot III. Row A. Grave 30.

BUSBY

George [Alfred]

Private 20720, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19th August 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Penn, enlisted High Wycombe. Son of Alfred and Emma Busby, of Penn Church, High Wycombe. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

BUSBY

William 'Willie' Albert

Private 38420, 2nd/6th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 26th September 1917. Aged 21. Born Penn, enlisted High Wycombe. Son of Mr. A. Busby, of Penn Church, High Wycombe, Bucks. Formerly 3572, Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 17.

CHAMNER

William J

Private - No further information currently

CUTHBERT

Gordon

Captain, 1st/8th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 27th April 1915 [SDGW] or 25th April 1915 [CWGC]. Aged 38. Son of Henry W. Cuthbert; husband of Eleanor Cuthbert. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.

DENNIS

[Frederick] Jessie

[Private on memorial and Frederick Jesse on SDGW/CWGC] Guardsman 24844, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 21st July 1917. Aged 33. Born Penn, enlisted High Wycombe. Son of Frederick and Jane Dennis, of The Institute, Penn, High Wycombe. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 10.

DRUCE

Arthur

Private 20885, 1/8th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29th November 1916. Born and resident Penn, enlisted High Wycombe. Buried north of the Chancel in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, PENN, Bucks.

HENDERSON

Arthur Francis

Major, 27th Indian Light Cavalry attached as GSO2 to general Gough. Died 12th September 1914. Aged 39. Son the late Dr. Henderson and Mrs Henderson, of Lexham Gardens, London W.; husband of Muriel Henderson. No known grave. Commemorated on NEUVE-CHAPELLE MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 2.

HILL

Harry

Private - No further information currently

HILL, MVO,DSO

Hugh

Major, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, General Staff, G.S.O.I. Awarded the Member of the Victorian Order (MVO) and Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Killed in action 10th September 1916. Aged 41. Son of Katharine Shepperson (formerly Hill), of 8, Cresswell Gardens, South Kensington, London, and the late James Eardley Hill (Barrister at law). Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 40

JAMES

William H

Private - No further information currently

MELLARD

Richard

Lieutenant possibly Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 22. Only son of Richard Bartlett Mellard and Annie Beatrice Mellard, of I, Oman Mansions, Oman Rd., Hampstead, London. Native of Newcastle. Staffs. Buried in GOMMECOURT WOOD NEW CEMETERY, FONCQUEVILLERS, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial A. 2.

PARKER

Albert

Private - No further information currently

PAWLE

Derek [Weatherall]

[Listed on memorial as Lieutenant] Captain, Border Regiment attached Nigeria Regiment, W.A.F.F. Killed in action 29th April 1915. Aged 27. Son of Lewis S. Pawle, of Hutchin's Barn, Beaconsfield, Bucks. Buried in YOLA STATION CEMETERY, Nigeria.

PERFECT

Arthur Henry

Private 17287, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli. Born and enlisted High Wycombe. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

SIMMONDS

Alfred H

Private 8331, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 1st November 1914. Aged 22. Born and resident Penn, enlisted High Wycombe. Son of John and Charlotte Simmonds, of Beacon Hill, Penn, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.

SIMMONDS

Henry 'Harry' John

Private 633438, 20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), London Regiment. Killed in action 1st October 1916. Aged 22. Born Chilvers Catton, Warwickshire, enlisted Oxford, resident Penn. Son of John Henry and Charlotte Simmonds, of Beacon Hill, Penn, High Wycombe, Bucks. Formerly 22994, Somerset Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

SMITH

Albert J

Private CH/610(S), Chatham Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light INfantry. Died 6th June 1915. Aged 19. Son of John and Sarah Annie Smith, of Penn, High Wycombe. Bucks. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey. Section B. Grave 65.

SPENCER-BRITTEN

Richard

[Listed as Richard Spencer BRITTEN on CWGC and Specner BRITTEN on SDGW] Major, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars, Deputy Assistant Director of Remounts, 5th Army H.Q. Died 18th August 1918. Aged 40. Son of Arthur Britten, of Great Billing, Northants; husband of Gladys N. Britten, of Penn, Bucks. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 30.

WILLIAMS

Harold

Lieutenant - No further information currently

Last updated 12 July, 2009

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