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SHABBINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishmanm 2009

The memorial stands in the churchyard of St Mary Magdalene Church, Shabbington, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire. It takes the form of a floriated Latin cross on an octagonal three stepped base. There are 8 names for World War 1 and 2 for World War 3. The memorial was originally unveiled 21 October 1920 by Major Muirhead, M.C. The Architect was Mr F D Howard and the builders Messrs Axtell & Son.

Photograph Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2009

In memory of the men from
this parish who laid down
their lives in the Great War
1914 – 1918. Jesu Mercy

CROSS Frederick
Private 16800, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in Salonika, the Balkans, 16 August 1916. Born and resident Shabbington, enlisted Oxford. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Shabbington, resident with his father, Benjamin Cross, at Lower Farm, Shabbington, Thame, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, a Railway Labourer, born Shabbington, resident with his widowed father, Benjamin Cross, in Shabbington, Buckinghamshire. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot A. Grave 78.
FIELD Albert [John]
Private 67933, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Aged 38. Born and resident Shabbington, enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Fredrick and Elizabeth Field, of Ickford Rd., Shabbington; husband of Mary Field, of Mill Rd., Shabbington, Thame, Oxon; brother of Ernest (below). Formerly 7854, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
FIELD Ernest [John]
Private 27176, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 36. Born and resident Shabbington, enlisted Oxford. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Field; husband of Clara Maria Field, of Shabbington, Thame, Oxon; brother of Albert (above). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 50 and 51.
HONOR Lewis
[Spelt Louis on CWGC and SDGW] Private 8208 (9208 [SDGW]), 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 May 1915. Born Ickford, Oxon, resident Shabbington, enlisted Thame, Oxon. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Ickford, Buckinghamshire, assisting in his father's carrier business, resident with his parents, Edward and Cissie Honor, in The Fisherman Inn, Shabbington, Thame, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 26.
LIVELY Ernest [Thomas]
Private 10269, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Shabbington, enlisted Oxford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lively, of Shabbington, Thame, Oxon. Baptised 3 June 1900 in Shabbington, son of Thomas and Lucy Louisa Lively. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Shabbington, resident with his parents, Thomas and Lucy Lively, at Lower Farm, Shabbington, Thame, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.
NEIL Frederick
Private 220078, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 21 August 1917. Born Shabbington, resident Circencester, Gloucestershire, resident Aylesbury. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, resident with his parents, Thomas and Ruth Neal (sic), in Chapel Road, Shabbington, Thame, Buckinghamshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Shabbington, cattleman on farm, resident with his parents, Thomas and Ruth Neal (sic), at Lower Farm, Shabbington, Thame, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, married to Annie (nee Doran), born Shabbington, a farm labourer, resident Shabbington, Buckinghamshire. Banns read for marriage to Annie Doran 11 December 1910 in Shabbington. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 1.
PLESTED Herbert [James]
Corporal 139147, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry attached to 111th Company, Chinese Labour Corps. Died 25 February 1919. Baptised 14 Februasry 1892 in Shabbington, Buckinghasmshire, son of William and Elizabeth Plested. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Shabbington, resident with his parents, William and Elizabeth Plested, in Grocer's Shop, Shabbington, Thame, Buckinghamshire. Buried in ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row G. Grave 3.
WHITE Frederick
No further information currently
1939-1945
BROS [Arthur] Christopher [Rattray]
Midshipman, H.M.S. Repulse, Royal Navy. Died at sea 10 Decdember 1941. Aged 20. Son of the Revd. H. K. Bros, and of Margaret Louise Bros, of St. Andrews, Fife. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 44, Column 3.
PLESTED Louis [Herbert]
Private 5387546, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Sidney and Gladys Plested, of Shabbington, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BRUYELLE WAR CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 8.
HELEY Alfred [Thomas]
Lance Sergeant 2657231, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 16 April 1941. Aged 26. Son of Alfred and Ethel Heley, of Shabbington, Buckinghamshire. No knwon grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 53.

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