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STONY STRATFORD - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards
additional information Keith Henson

The Stony Stratford War Memorial is situated on Horsefair Green, Stony Stratford. It takes the form of a foliated cross, on the front face of which is a bronze sword of sacrifice, on a tall column atop a square plint on a five-stepped circular base. There are 92 names for World War 1 and 18 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled by Lord Cottesloe in the early 1920's, the architect was Mr Cecil G Hare and the builders were Messrs. Woodbridge & Simpson. Details appeared in the Wolverton Express 25th June 1920. The war memorial garden was completed in 1922.

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2003 - Carolynn Langley

TO THE GLORY
OF GOD
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE OF THIS TOWN
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ABBOT
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ARIES
James [John]
Private 7026, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 30 January 1916. Born Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Aged 31. Son of Joseph and Zilpha Aries, of 9, York Rd., Stony Stratford, Bucks; husband of Gertrude Annie Aries of The Orchards, Appleshaw, Andover. Buried in FORT PITT MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent. Grave 1358.
ARIES
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BAKER
George Brandon
Artificer Electrical 3rd Class M/399, H.M.S. "Pathfinder", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 5th September 1914. Aged 30. Born Skipton, Yorkshire 13th November 1885. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Baker, of Stony Stratford, Bucks; husband of Beatrice Baker, of 88, London Rd., Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, kent. panel 6.
BARTLETT
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BATES
Charles [Cyril]
Corporal S/6372, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted London. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Bates, of 5, Prospect Rd., Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
BEARD
Edwin James
Sergeant 9107, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 37. Born Calverton, Bucks, enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. Son of Henry William and Jane Elizabeth Beard. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 50 and 51.
BEGLEY
Francis Arthur
Private 4806, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th August 1916. Enlisted Bletchley, resident Newport Pagnell. In 1911 he was a son, single, living with his family at 85 Wolverton Road, born Stony Stratford, aged 25, a Sweep by trade. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 46.
BENNETT
William [Charles]
Private 13337, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in Salonika 2nd January 1916. Aged 23. Born Beachampton, Bucks, enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. Son of Annie E. Sharpe, of Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 41.
BIDDLE
William
Private 13178, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Salonika 9th May 1917. Aged 23. Born Winson Green, Warwickshire, enlisted Smethwick, Staffordshire, resident Stony Stratford. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Phoebe Biddle (formerly Allen) of Stoney Stratford, Bucks. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VI. Row J. Grave 3.
BRAMLEY
Albert Thomas
Private 40652, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 38. Born Bessels Green, Kent, enlisted Bletchley. Husband of Beatrice Bramley, of 109, High St., Stony Stratford, Bucks. Formerly 26197, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
BROWN
Edgar Archer
Second Lieutenant, Buckinghamshire Battalion (Territorial), Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Aged 21. Son of John and Ellen Elizabeth Brown, of Belmont Villa, Wolverton Rd., Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row F. Grave 4.
BULL
B S C
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BULL
Godfrey John Oswald
Lieutenant, 2nd (East Lancashire) Field Company, Royal Engineers (Territorial). Killed in action 8th July 1915. Aged 26. Son of the late Col. William Henry and Emma Cherry Bull. Educated at Wellington College and Magdalene, Cambridge. Buried in PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey. Special memorial 11.

Note: There are now 602 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 250 of the burials are unidentified, but special memorials commemorate 219 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Godfrey John Oswald Bull, Lieutenant, 2nd East Lancashire Field company, Royal Engineers. 3rd son of Colonel William Henry Bull, F.R.C.S., K.H.S , V.D., J.P. , Assistant Director of medical services, South Midland division by his wife Emma Elizabeth Cherry, daughter of the late Edward Hoare Garole of Ballinacurra House Midleton co Cork.

Born St Oswalds house Stony Stratford co Bucks 3-8-1890, educated Wellington College and Magdalane College, Cambridge (B.A 1st class honours). On leaving Cambridge he became a pupil at the Westinghouse works , Manchester, and joined the East Lancs R.E (T.F) as a 2nd Lieut 10-6-1913, and was promoted Lieutenant 7-1-1914. He left for Egypt in sept 1914 and proceeded to the Dardenelles in the following May, was slightly wounded in the leg during the fighting that month and was killed in action there 8th July following.

His commanding officer wrote "He met his death early in the morning whilst surveying the work his men had been engaged on during the night in orderto send his report which is called for each morning. Death was instantaneous, being shot through the brain by a sniper. Your son was a noble lad and a good soldier, and a untiring worker. If any man ever served his country as a junior officer it was your son and our comrade."

His two brothers are now (1916) on active service, Capt W.E.H. Bull with the mounted brigade, field ambulance R.A.M.C (T.F.) and Capt H.C.H. Bull with the 8th battalion Kings Own Yorkshire L.I.

BULL
Wilfred Henry
Private 766139, 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died of shrapnel wounds on 10th August 1918 in No 47 Casualty Clearing Station, Crouy-Sur-Somme. Born Stony Straford 5th January 1895, resident 54 Bond Street, Toronto, Canada. Son of Benjamin Bull, and the late Mrs Emma Bull, of 97 High Street, Stony Stratford; husband of Margaret Bull of 20 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. Farmer by trade. Enlisted and passed fit at Toronto, Canada 20th November 1915. Height 5 feet 5 inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion dark, eyes haxel, hair brown; religion Methodist. Enlisted aged 22 years 10 months. Buried in CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot VI Row A Grave 4. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1253 - 8
BUTCHER
Leonard Harry
Private 42642, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Bletchley. on of Joseph Harry and Mary Elizabeth Butcher, of 47, The Green, Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.
BUTCHER
Thomas W
Private 29889, 10th (Prince of Wales' Own Royal) Hussars. Died of wounds 9th March 1918. Aged 27. Born Stony Stratford, enlisted and resident Coventry. Husband of Florence A. Butcher, of 2, Trentham Rd., Coventry. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 12.
CAVE
Frederick William
Lance Corporal 1325, 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd August 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton, Bucks. Son of Mrs. Henrietta Cave, of 4, King St., Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
CHURCH
George
Private 13864, 6th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 8th June 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton, Bucks. Son of Thomas and Ada Church, of 129, High St., Stony Stratford, Bucks; brother of Herbert (below). Formerly 14137, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 10A.
*CHURCH
Herbert
Private 13224, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in Salonika 22nd May 1917. Aged 30. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton, Bucks. Son of Thomas and Ada Church, of 129, High St., Stony Stratford, Bucks; brother of George (above). Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 1046.
CHURCH
William
Private 17581, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 17th October 1915. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.
CLEAVER
Arthur Henry
Lance Corporal 9222, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1915. Born Baunston, Deventry, enlisted Rugby. In the 1911 census he had been married for 2 years to Mary Catherine and they had a son Edward (5 months old); Arthur was 27 years old, a Postman, born Braunston, living at 94 Wolverton Road, Stony Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8.
COOPER
Arthur C
Private 13295, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Salonika 28th April 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton, Bucks. Son of Emily H. Hull, of 44, Clarence Rd. East, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 9.
COOPER
Leslie [James]
Gunner 237080, 242nd Brigade, Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 14th February 1919. Aged 27. Son of John and Emily Cooper, of Wilby, Northants; husband of Hilda Margaret Cooper, of Dorset House, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in ATH COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Ath, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 14.
CROOK
Harold Douglas
Corporal 15211, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 25th December 1916. Aged 21. Born St Giles, Stony Stratford, enlisted Aldershot, resident Stony Stratford. Formerly R/8199, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried in CALVERTON ROAD CEMETERY, STONY STRATFORD, Bucks.

Photograph Copyright © Keith Henson 2013

CROSS
William Henry
Sergeant 265075, 2/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 6th June 1917. Born Stantonbury, Bucks, enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 20.
DAVIES
Sidney George
Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 31. Son of George and Mary Davies; husband of Daisy Evelyn Davies, of "Ellesmere," Pine Grove, Rhos-on-Sea. English Congregational Minister, Stony Stratford and Whaddon, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.
DAVIS
Sidney
Private 265204, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Aged 22. Born Ditchley, Ofordshire, enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. Son of William Davis, of Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
DAY
John George
Private G/58841, 20th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 28th October 1918. Aged 43. Born and enlisted Oxford, ressident Stony Stratford. Formerly 2485, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 16.
ELMES
ReginaldWilliam
Private O14259, Royal Army Ordnance Corps.Died 22nd February 1919. Aged 24. Son of William Joseph and Ada M.Elmes of 85 High Street,Stony Stratford. He mobilised in November 1915 and was drafted to France where he served in the 9th Ordnance Mobile Workshop. Buried in Buried in CALVERTON ROAD CEMETERY, STONY STRATFORD, Bucks. Grave 1031

Photographs Copyright © Keith Henson 2013

FAULKNER
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FRENCH
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FRENCH
Albert Grovner
Private 12838, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Salonika 9th May 1917. Born Ipswich, Suffolk, enlisted Wolverton, Bucks, resident Stony Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
FRENCH
William Thomas
Private 38393, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 6th April 1918. Aged 37. Born Nash, Bucks, enlisted Oxford, resident Stony Stratford. Husband of M. F. French, of 37, Russell St., Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXIII. Row D. Grave 10.
FROST
Ernest William
Private 8702, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Potterspury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Frost, of 25, Russell St., Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.
GALLOP
Richard Harmon
Private 32052, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd November 1918. Born and resident Stony Straford, enlisted Bletchley. Buried in BREBIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 1.
GAMMAGE
Herbert [Harold]
Private 265168, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 14th November 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. Son of Thomas and Annie Gammage, of Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot X. Row A. Grave 7A.
GARNER
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GATES
George
Able Seaman 224805, H.M.S. "Fortune", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1st June 1916. Aged 28. Born Hanover Square, London. Adopted son of Mrs. Emma Tucker, of 20, The Green, Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 13.
GEARY
John Reginald
Sergeant 13249, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Salonika 9th May 1917. Born Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton, resident Shenton, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
GODLEY
Herbert
Sergeant 1560, 2nd/5th South Midland Mounted Brigade, Field Ambulance (Territorial Force), Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action in Egypt 23rd April 1916. Enlisted Stony Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 56.
GOODRIDGE
John
Private 42657, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action on the Menin Road on 31st July 1917. Aged 26. Born and resident Stony Straford. Son of William and Gemma Goodridge of Stony Stratford; enlisted in Bletchley June 1916. He was drafted to France in the following December and there took part in the Battles of Arras, Vimy Ridge and Messines. Formerly 22754, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34
GOSLING
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GROVER
E
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HALL, MM
Charles
Lance Corporal 22236, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th March 1918. Aged 20. Born Harnham, Wiltshire, enlisted Salsibury, resident Stony Stratford. Son of the late Mr. J. H. Hall and Mrs. M. A. Hall. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
HARRISON
Sidney
Private 448002, 28th Sanitary Section formerly 2nd (South Midland) Mounted Brigade, Field Ambulance (Territorial Force), Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 17th June 1918. Aged 23. Born St Giles, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Stony Stratford. Son of Mrs. Clara Embleton, of 4, Aylesbury St., Wolverton, Bucks. Native of Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 24.
HARRISON
Spencer Henry
Private 12929, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Salonika 9th May 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. Son of Henry Harrison, of 2, Coronation Rd., Stoney Stratford, Bucks. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 7.
HOLLYOAKE, MM
Arthur George
[Spelt HOLLYOAK on SDGW] Private 265119, 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 26th August 1918. Aged 23. Born in Sept Quarter of 1894 and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton 8th November 1914. Son of George Frederick and Kate Emily Hollyoake, of Stony Stratford, Bucks. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) in January 1918. Carriage Works worker at Wolverton Railway Works. Buried in MAGNABOSCHI BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Special memorial Plot 3. Row D. Graves 4-6 and 8.

Note: Magnaboschi British Cemetery contains 183 burials of the First World War. This includes Special Memorials to 4 burials in Plot 3. Row D. Graves 4, 5, 6 and 8, of which the burials cannot be individually identified.

Photograph Copyright © Richard Hands 2016

HOLTOM
Frank Bertie
Private 434024, 2nd South Midland Mounted Brigade, Field Ambulance (Territorial Force), Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in Egypt 25th December 1916. Aged 20. Born St Giles, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Stony Stratford. Son of William Thomas Holtom, of 15, King St., Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 56.
HULL, MM
Arthur Joseph
[Listed as Joseph Arthur HULL on SDGW] Lance Corporal 25594, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers attached 3rd Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action 4th June 1918. Aged 19. Born Deanshanger, enlisted Bletchley. Son of Levi Thomas Hull, of 44, Clarence Rd. East, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section O. Grave 33.
JACKSON
Redvers
Private 27681, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 12th January 1917. Born Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire, enlisted Holborn, resident Stony Stratford. Son of Mr. W. C. Jackson, of 70, Buckingham St., Wolverton, Bucks. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 5.
JOYCE
Harold Douglas
Private 12933, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Salonika 9th May 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton. Son of Andrew John and Selina Joyce, of 44, London Rd., Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
LARNER
Sidney [George]
Private 3/9168, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th May 1915. Aged 24. Born Fifield, Oxfordshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of John and Alma Larner, of 19, King St., Stony Stratford, Bucks.; husband of Laura Vera Walker (formerly Larner), of 30, King St., Portsea, Portsmouth. Buried in EXETER HIGHER CEMETERY, Devon. Grave 16.
LAWRENCE
Henry [Ernest]
Private 19471, 33rd company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton. Aged 25. Son of Mr. A. Lawrence, of 5, The Green, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Formerly 62059, 2nd Infantry Labour Company, Durham Light Infantry. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 11.
LEGGE
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LOCK
W H
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LUCAS
Reginald Harry
Private 42151, 1/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Bletchley. Formerly 4021, Berkshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
MACKERNESS
Alfred [John]
Private 17073, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 31. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton. Son of the late William and Jane Mackerness. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1887 in the Pottersbury Registration District, Northamptonshire. IN the 1901 census he was the son of Jane Mackerness (a widow), aged 23, a coach painter, born Stony Stratford, resident 33 The Green, Calverton End, Calverton, Northamptonshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, a utcher's errand boy, born Stony Stratford, resident with his parents, William and Jane Mackerness, at 50, High Street, Stony Stratford. Commemorated in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Urvillers German Cemetery Memorial 49.

Note: There are now nearly 750, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, one-fifth are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 55 soldiers from the United Kingdom, buried in other cemeteries, whose graves could not be found.

Extract from the National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - XII - Bedford & Northampton, page 150:

MACKERNESS, A. J., Pte., Oxford. & Bucks. L.I. Shortly after volunteering in February 1915 he was drafted to the Western Front, where, attached to a Trench-mortar Battery he took part in the Battles of Ypres, Loos, Albert and the Somme and other important engagements. He fell fighting at Cambrai on March 21st, 1918, during the Allies' Retreat. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

" His memory is cherished with pride"

33, The Green, Stony Stratford, Bucks.
23421/A.

Photograph Copyright © Patricia Harris 2013

MAYCOCK
Henry [John]
Private 8188, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19th September 1914. Born Old Abingdon, Wiltshire, enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. Buried in VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 8.
MEADLEY
Percy W
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MORRIS
Ernest
Private 12854, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 6th October 1915. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
MORRIS
William James
Private TR/8/17652, 53rd (Y.S.) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 4th October 1918. Born Stony Stratford, enlisted Bletchley, resident Wolverton. Buried in WOLVERTON CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Plot/Row/Section N. Grave 2018.
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PARKER
R [P]
Air Mechanic 3rd Class 148929, Salonika Aircraft Park, Royal Air Force. Died 10th December 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Parker, of 146, High St., Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 888.
PEARSON
[William] Henry
Private 703717, 1/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Whitehall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9 or 10.
PHILLIPS
William Prior
Sergeant 7744, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 22nd October 1914. Born Huntingdon, enlisted Leeds, resident Stony Stratford. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LIV. Row A. Grave 20.
PITTAM
Arthur Adkins
Private 8051, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14th May 1915. Aged 27. Born Silverstone, enlisted Northampton. Son of Joseph Pittam, of Stony Stratford; husband of Caroline Ellen Pittam, of Silver St., Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 119.
POWELL
Albert E
Private 18506, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th October 1917. Born Worcester, enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. Formerly 25284, Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLVI. Row D. Grave 8.
PRIEST
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RAISON
William Lawrence
Corporal 265170, 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th April 1917, Born Swindon, Wilthsire, enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
*READ
[Thomas] Percy [Owen]
Lance Corporal 9421, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in Mesopotamia 6th June 1916. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.
ROBERTS
George James Charles
Private 16559, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25th June 1915. Aged 18. Born Old Stratford, enlisted Oxford, resident Stony Stratford. Son of James and Christina Roberts, of Church Lane, Potterspury, Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30.
ROBINSON
William
Private 34445, 44th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 6th August 1915. Aged 26. Born Wolverton, enlisted Stony Stratford. Son of Mr. W. Robinson, of 48, Wolverton Rd., Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7.
SAVAGE
Herbert George
Private 1013, 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19th September 1915. Aged 29. Born Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton, resident Market Harborough. Son of Daniel Savage, of 8, Buckingham St., Wolverton, Bucks; husband of Ethel Annie Savage, of Oxendon, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 11.
SHAKESHAFT
Archie W
Private 8398, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th November 1914. Aged 25. Born Wicken, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Annie Shakeshaft, of 2, High St., Wicken, Stony Stratford, Bucks.; husband of Janie Frances Shakeshaft, of 15, Zion St., Plymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.
SHOULER
Sydeny [George]
Private PLY/2373, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Missing, assumed killed in action 7th April 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mrs. E. Shouler, of 32, York Rd., Stony Stratford, Bucks. Drilling Machinist by trade. Enlisted 14th August 1917, aged 27. Embarked Royal Marine Brigade 5th October 1917. Draft for British Eexpedionary Force 29th December 1917, joined 2nd Royal Marine Battalion 15th January 1918 until his death. Buried in MARTINSART BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 24.
SMART
W
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SMITH
Alan George
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SMITH
Aden William
Gunner 239827, "D" Battery, 108th brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 7th May 1918. Aged 37. Enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. Husband of Violet May Smith, of Hillside, Nash, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in MERICOURT-L'ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 1.
SMITH
J Cecil
Private 21408, 3rd (King's Own) Hussars. Killed in action 27th November 1917. Aged 21. Born Winslow, enlisted Oxford, resident Stony Stratford. Son of Frederick and Amy Smith, of Yew Tree Cottage, Winslow Rd., Nash, Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 1.
SMITH
M
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SPRITTLES
Frederick Jmaes
[Listed as F C Sprittles on the memorial] Sergeant 466418, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 20 February 1919. Aged 25. Born 13 May 1892 in Stony Stratford. Son of Matilda and the late Thomas Sprittles, of Mill Lane, Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Brother of Joseph (below). Trade listed as Dairy Keep. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 12 July 1915 at Edmonton, Canada, aged 22 years 4 monthsd, height 5 feet 8¾ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue-grey, hair light sandy, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIII. Row E. Grave 9. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9207 - 38
SPRITTLES
Joseph J
Sergeant 13866, 7th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1918. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton. Son of Matilda Sprittles, of 11, Mill Lane, Stony Strafford, Bucks, and the late Thomas Sprittles. Brother of Frederick (above). Formerly 14139, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 27.
STRICKLAND
R
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STYLES
Thomas George
Private 17157, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 20th November 1917. Born Grandborough, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Oxford, resident Stony Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7.
TOMBS
William Arthur
Private 29008, "B" Company, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in Salonika 15th october 1918. Aged 20. Born Thornborough, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Bletchley, resident Stony Stratford. Son of William Joseph and Ellen Tombs, of 20, Park Rd., Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 11.
TOOLEY
William John
Private 13221, th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Salonika 9th May 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton. Son of John and Ruth Tooley, of 9, Russell St., Stony Stratford, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
TUCKWELL
H
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WATSON
Ernest Edward
Private 14530, 7th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire regiment). Killed in action 24th April 1917 in Salonika. Aged 24. Born and resident Stony Stratford, enlisted Wolverton. Son of William and Maria Ann Watson, of 13, Clarence Rd. East, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Formerly 12870, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
WATTS
J
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WEST
William James
Private 51275, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th September 1918. Aged 20. Born Aldershot, Hampshire, enlisted Great Missenden, resident Stony Stratford. Son of William Arthur and Emma Jane West, of 63, High St., Stony Stratford. Emma Jane West nee Ellis was from Puttenham in Surrey and William Arthur West originated from Guildford Surrey and had been in the Army during the Boer War 1899-1902. Formerly 2061, Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried in LIGNY-SUR-CANCHE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 31.

Photograph Coipyright © Julie Goucher 2007

WESTLEY
Thomas Richard
Private 265118, 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3rd October 1917. Born old Stratford, enlisted Wolverton, resident Stony Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

ALSO
IN MEMORY OF

BROWN

Frederick George

Sergeant 9Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 944101, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th May 1942. Aged 23. Son of Frederick and Ada Temperance Brown, husband of Dorothy Constance Brown, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Buried in VIROFLAY NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Yvelines, France. Row A. Grave 16.
BRUCE

Douglas Edgar

Able Seaman P/JX 204580, H.M.S. "Fidelity", Royal Navy. Died 1st january 1943/ Aged 27. Son of Harry and Annie Louisa Bruce, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 74, Column 1.
CONNOR

Cyril Frank

Private 5832538, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 28th September 1943. Aged 30. Son of Mrs. L. M. Connor, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 1. Row K. Grave 4.
DAVIES

Gilbert [Victor Russell]

[Listed as DAVIS on memorial] Lieutenant 161626, 1st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 18th March 1943. Aged 27. Son of Hugh and Lillian Davies; husband of Kathleen Irene Davies, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 10. Row J. Grave 12.
DIXEY

Herbert Arthur

Trooper 7942737, 6th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 11th June 1942. Aged 36. Son of Albert and Pricilla Ruth Dixey; husband of Clara Amelia Dixey, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 22.
DOWNING

Cyril Thomas William

Flight Sergeant 652231, 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 29th July 1943. Aged 22. Son of Cyril Thomas Downing and Clarice Ivy Downing, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 136.
ELDRED

Eric William

Private 7636516, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on 10th December 1940. Aged 32. Son of Harry Charles and Elizabeth Eldred of New Bradwell and the husband of Ada Hannah Eldred. Buried in CALVERTON ROAD CEMETERY, STONY STRATFORD, Bucks. Grave 94.

Photographs Copyright © Keith Henson 2013

FOSSEY

J W

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FRENCH

D E

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ISHAM

N

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PHELPS

Ronald Wilkie [John]

Sergeant (Wireless Operator) 644168, 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 29th October 1940. Aged 22. Son of William John and Sybil Mary Phelps of Botley, Oxford. Buried in CALVERTON ROAD CEMETERY, STONY STRATFORD, Bucks. Grave 329.

Photographs Copyright © Keith Henson 2013

PICKERS

Albert Edward

Able Seaman C/JX 266322, H.M. Submarine "regent", Royal Navy. Died 27th February 1943. Aged 31. Son of William and Helen Pickers; husband of Clara Elizabeth Pickers, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 69, Column 3.
STAIRS

Cecil Charles

Born 1922 in Stony Straford. Died 7 August 1946 in Peppard Common Hospital, Henley, Oxfordshire. Aged 24. Formerly Royal Corps of Signals. Served in Sicily and Italy.

Extract Wolverton Express 16 August 1946:

Signaller Cecil Staurs was released from the Army under Class B in Feb 1946 he was affected with illness that month & became a patient at Peppard Common, he died there Wed. 7 August 1946, aged 24.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1946:

STAIRS Cecil Charles of 10 Prospect-road Stoney Stratford Buckinghamshire died 7 August 1946 at berkshire and Buckinghamshire Joint Sanitorium Peppard Common Oxfordshire Administration Birmingham 26 September to jesse Isaac Hemming Stairs warehouseman. Effects £135 6s. 7d.

SWANNELL

William Arthur

Lance Corporal 5950399, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a Japanese prisoner of War 2nd September 1943. Aged 25. Son of Herbert and Edith Jane Swannell, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire; husband of Margaret Swannell, of Durham. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 5.
TAYLOR

K N

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VALENTINE

Cecil Arthur

Air Mechanic 1st Class FAA/SFX 1205, H.M.S. "Avenger", Royal Navy. Died 15th November 1942. Aged 21. Son of C. A. and Alice M. Valentine, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 3, Panel 6.
WILLIAMS

Victor Roydon

Private 5961426, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 26th August 1944. Aged 23. Son of Thomas Herbert and Marian Marogey Williams, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row B. Grave 9.
WYATT

Albert M

Private T/212440, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 2nd August 1944. Aged 26. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Wyatt; husband of Beatrice Lilian Wyatt, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Buried in ASSISI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 5.

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1939 - 1945

In a graveyard on London Road, Stony Stratford are two graves of Old Contemptables

Below the badge of the Old Contemptables

1914
Aug 5th TO Nov 22nd
ASSN.

SHARMAN , M.M.

H G

Private No 7836, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 28th December 1966. Aged 82 years. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.)
OLARNE

Esau J

Private No. 20156, 9th Field Ambulance. Died 2nd July 1943. Aged 58. Wolverton Branch.

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