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WADDESDON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Transcribed and photographed by Carolynn Langley;
Researched by Lynda Smith ; Formatted Martin Paton - 2006

The memorial is on the A41 by the entrance to Waddesdon Manor. It is engraved on all four sides. There are further Memorials inside the church of St. Michael & All Angels. Some names appear on both memorials, some are only on one. There is a plaque in the porch to right above the entrance door. The ornate Italian alabaster pulpit is engraved:

As a thank-offering to Almighty God for his safe return from the War in South Africa, this pulpit, formerly in the chapel of Blenheim Palace Oxon., is here set by C.J.R. Duke of Marlborough, Patron of this Church.
A.D. 1900.

In the North Aisle is the Memorial Chapel. The east window is dedicated to the memory of the Men of the parish who fell in the Great War 1914/1918.

The War Memorial

To the Glory of God
and in
Proud and Grateful
Remembrance
of the Men of Waddesdon
who gave their lives
in the Great War
1914 - 1919
and 1939 - 1945

FOR KING & COUNTRY

Waddesdon memorial
Photographs Copyright © Photographs Carolynn Langley 2006
Waddesdon Pulpit
Waddesdon Window
Waddesdon Farmer

1914-1918

ALLEN

Harry (Henry)

Private 2411. Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th July 1916. Aged 26. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Mrs. Mary Allen, of Quainton Rd., Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Buried: Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France. Ref. I. B. 45.

ASHBY

Algernon Henry

Private 3766. 3rd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 19th September 1916. Aged 19. Born Burford. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Harrow Road. Son of Jane Eldridge (formerly Ashby), of Frederick St., Waddesdon, Bucks, and the late E. A. Ashby. Buried: Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Ref. III. F. 9.

ATKINS

Thomas Cyril

Private 1934. 1st/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th July 1916. Aged 20. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Brother of Mrs. A. Speed, of Frederick St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.

BATES

Thomas

No further information currently available

BIRD

Robert James Gregory

Lance Corporal 265451. 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd August, 1917. Aged 21. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Henry and Jane Bird, of High St., Waddesdon, Bucks. Buried: New Irish Farm Cemetery Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XVI. C. 7.

BISWELL

Hubert

Lance Corporal 266341. 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd August 1917. Aged 20. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Biswell, of New St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

BISWELL

Stanley George

Private 24076. 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 6th July 1917. Aged 21. Born Waddesdon. Enlisted London. Son of George and Mary Jane Biswell, of 6, Elmbrook Cottages, Frederick St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried: Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VI. D. 16.

BISWELL

Thomas

Private 32876. 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th August 1917.

Aged 18. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Arthur Biswell, of Rothschild's Cottages, Quainton Rd., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, and the late Susan Biswell. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45.

BRACKLEY

Frank

Lance Sergeant R/14850. 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 17th October 1917. Aged 25. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted London. Son of Caroline Brackley, of Frederick St., Waddesdon, Bucks. Buried: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France. Ref. I. D. 3.

BURGESS

Sidney James

Corporal 79957. Royal Engineers. Died at home on 12th March 1919. Aged 36. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Burgess; husband of Lilian Evans (formerly Burgess), of Quainton Rd., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried: Waddesdon (St. Michael) Churchyard. Near west boundary.

799957 Corporal
S.J. BURGESS
Royal Engineers
12th March 1919.
Age 36

"THY WILL BE DONE"

CARTER

Harry

Lance Sergeant 265487. "D" Coy. 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd August 1917. Aged 19. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Carter, of High St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

CATERER

Isaac Walter

Private 8325. 5th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th September 1915. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39

CHARLOTT

Bertie

Private 9140. 1st Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died in Mesopotamia on 30th September 1916. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Oxford. Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XXI. P. 21.

CHARLOTT

Percival Henry

Corporal 5659. 20th Hussars. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th October 1914. Born Oxford. Lived Colchester, Essex. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Thomas and Alice Charlott, of Waddesdon, Aylesbury, England; husband of Annie Charlott, of 179, Chalmers Avenue, Elmwood, Winnipeg, Canada. Buried: Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IV. D. 3.

COOK

William Henry

Private 135997. 2nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died on 21st November 1916. Aged 22. Private Cook was born on 3rd March 1894, the son of Albert and Jennie Cook, of Garden Cottage, Quainton Road, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks, England. In Canada he worked as a labourer. Buried: Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-Au-Bois, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. B. 9.

COPCUTT

Arthur

Private 66376. 101st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th May 1917. Born Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Buried: St. Leger British Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Ref. E. 2.

COX

Thomas Atkins

Private 266713. 2nd/1st Battalion Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th July 1916. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 83 - 85.

CREED

James

Rifleman A/203757. 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Formerly SS/4425 Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd October 1918. Born Waddesdon. Lived Wealdstone, Middlesex. Enlisted London. Husband of Mrs. L. Creed, of 37, Havelock Rd., Wealdstone, Middlesex.

Buried: Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XIV. K. 1.

CRIPPS

Frederick Ralph

Private 9183. 1st Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died in Mesopotamia on 30th June 1916. Aged 27. Born High Wycombe. Lived Cuddington, Bucks. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of William and Jane Cripps, of Cuddington, Aylesbury, Bucks. Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.

CRIPPS

Harry

Private 267354. 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd August 1917. Aged 22. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Cripps, of Baker St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

CRIPPS

Robert Cyril

Corporal 266087. 1st/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died in Italy on 9th May 1918. Aged 21. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Richard Charles and Ellen Cripps, of Frederick St., Waddesdon, Bucks. Buried: Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy. Ref. I. B. 5.

CROOK

Robert Alfred

Private 306533. 1st/8th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Enlisted Waddesdon. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial . Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

EVANS

Alfred

Private 29929. 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly 22942 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 3rd September 1916. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

EVANS

John

Private 27236. 115th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly 21246 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th July 1916. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Buried: Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Ref. IX. G. 6.

EVANS

Leonard William

Private 26248. 2nd/6th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th April 1918. Aged 18. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Evans, of High St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried: St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. C. 6.

EVANS

Walter

Private 8945. 1st Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds in the Persian Gulf on 31st December 1915. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Buried: Kut War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. K. 11.

FARMER

Henry Charles McLean

Second Lieutenant. 6th Battalion attached 4th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action on 10th May 1915. Aged 22. Son of the Rev. J E. G. and Margaret Farmer, of Yeardsley Cottage, Furness Vale, Cheshire. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY CHARLES MACLEAN FARMER
2ND LIEUT. K.R.R.C
Killed in action May 10th 1915
Age 22
This figure of St. Michael is placed
here by his brother.

In the south Aisle in the Lady Chapel the window is dedicated to the memory of a former Rectors son.

We Pray you remember
HENRY CHARLES MACLEAN FARMER
2nd Lieut. K.R.R.C. Killed in action
near
Ypres, the 10th day of May 1915.
In being recollection of whom this
window,
in honour of the Holy Incarnation of
Our Lord Jesus Christ, is dedicated
by his
Parents.

FIELD

William James

Private 24829. 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th September 1916. Aged 19. Born Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Mrs. Ada Florence Field, of Quainton Rd., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D.

FIGG

Arthur

No further information currently available

FOWLER

Alfred

No further information currently available

FOWLER

Arthur

Private 241064. 6th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Formerly 7508 Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th September 1917. Aged 39. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of James and Mary Ann Fowler, of Quainton Rd., Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

FOWLER

Harry

No further information currently available

FOWLER

William James

Private 203046. 1st/4th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th March 1917. Aged 29. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of William and Sophia Fowler; husband of Olive Elizabeth Fowler, of Quainton Rd., Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Buried: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. II. F. 22.

FOWLER

Arthur John

Pioneer 129616. 5th Battalion, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th July 1916. Aged 34. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Burnham, Somerset. Son of William and Sophia Ann Fowler, of Quainton Rd., Waddesdon, Bucks. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.

GASSOR

CECIL

No further information currently available

GENT

Charles James

Rifleman 4593. 1st/8th Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st May 1916. Aged 34. Born Lambeth. Lived West Dulwich. Enlisted London. Husband of Mary Ann Gent, of High St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

HUMPHREY

Edward Thomas

Private 28741. 6th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Formerly 266466 Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 19th April 1918. Aged 42. Born Warrington, Lancashire. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Oxford. Son of Thomas Edward and Emma Humphrey, of Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Buried: Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Ref. I. A. 12.

JONES

William

Gunner 94716. "C" Battery, 311th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th September 1917. Aged 23. Born Waddesdon. Enlisted London, Son of the late James and Elizabeth Jones, of Waddesdon, Bucks. Buried: Underhill Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. C. 34.

KIRTLAND

William

Private 8078. 2nd Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st October 1914. Aged 27. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of David Kirtland; husband of Agnes Annie Mole (formerly Kirtland), of Frederick St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.

LITTLECHILD

James Henry

Private 12873. 10th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action on 24th February 1917. Aged 32. Born Cowlinge, Suffolk. Lived Crawley, Sussex. Enlisted Horsham, Sussex. Son of William and Louisa Littlechild, of Cowlinge, Newmarket; husband of Gertrude Sarah Littlechild, of Frederick St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Buried: Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. C. 18.

MARTIN

Thomas James

Private 17186. 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Formerly 16436 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th August 1916.

Born Quainton, Bucks. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Buried: Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III. A. 32.

MILLARD

Charles

No further information currently available

MURRAY

Douglas

No further information currently available

RADWELL

[Albert] Leonard

{Listed as RODWELL on CWGC] Private 20865. 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd October 1916. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Ernest Albert and Rosa Radwell, of 8, Frederick St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried: Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Ref. II. B. 20.

READ

Harry

Private 50582. 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 141805 Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th April 1917. Born Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

READ

Robert Charles

Private 5722. 1st/4th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 24th August 1916. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.

RICHARDS

Cyril

Rifleman B/203233. 13th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Formerly R/14851 King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th November 1916. Aged 24. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted London. Son of Mary Richards, of New St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks, and the late Charles Richards. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

RICHARDS

Edgar Francis

Private 13843. 50th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died in France & Flanders on 31st October 1918. Aged 23. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Charles and Mary Richards, of New St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Ref. III. E. 7.

ROADS

Harry

Private 15819. 8th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died at home on 11th June 1916. Aged 42. Born Waddesdon. Enlisted Buckingham. Buried: Buckingham Cemetery. Ref. Church side. 2420.

ROLFE

Arthur

Private 427418. 16th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died on 8th August 1918. Private Rolfe was born on 4th March 1890, the son of Elizabeth Rolfe of High Street, Waddesdon. In Canada he worked as a bricklayer. Buried: Demuin British Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. A. 20.

RUSSELL

Richard Charles

Private 205410. Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Killed in action in Palestine on 21st November 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Richard James and Matilda Florence Russell, of Windmill Hill, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panel 3.

SCOTT

Eli

Private 27903. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. (CD states 7th Battalion). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 13th June 1917. Born Waddesdon. Lived and enlisted Watford, Hertfordshire. Buried: Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. D. 14.

SHARPE

Thomas James

Private 3850. 1st/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th August 1916. Aged 33. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Thomas James and Emily Sharp, of Frederick St., Waddesdon, Bucks. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.

SHERWIN

George

No further information currently available

SLADE

Percy Allen

Gunner 249625. "A" Battery, 174th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds at home on 9th May 1918. (This seems to be at odds with his burial place) Aged 25. Born Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Slade, of High St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks.; husband of Mrs. L. R. Slade, of Milton Cottage, Frederick St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried: Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France. Ref. I. B. 3.

SOUTHAM

George

Private S/344040. Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home on 22nd January 1919. Buried: Waddesdon (St. Michael) Churchyard. East of church.

SOUTHAR

Stanley

No further information currently available

SPEED

John

Private 37256. 9th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly 4082 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 6th December 1916. Aged 20. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Speed, of Frederick St., Waddesdon, Bucks. Buried: Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Ref. I. G. 1.

STANTON

Frederick

No further information currently available

STEELE

Benjamin

No further information currently available

STONEHILL

Stanley

Private 5397. 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd august 1917. Aged 23. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Edward and Jane Stonehill, of Park Lane, Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

THICKENS

Ralph Cook

Private 49925. 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. Formerly 8/3629 Royal Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 19th May 1918. Born King's Norton, Worcestershire. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Buried: Gwalia Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. F. 27.

THORPE

William Henry

Private 266566. 2nd Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died at home on 23rd August 1917. Aged 33. Born and lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Henry and Helen Thorpe, of Quainton Rd., Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Buried: Waddesdon (St. Michael) Churchyard. Near south entrance.

266566 Private
WILLIAM HENRY THORPE
Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry.
23rd August 1917. Age 33
PEACE PERFECT PEACE

WHEELER

Arthur Thomas

Private 37927. 8th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th March 1918. Born Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

WHEELER

John

Private 2068. 1st/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd August 1916. Lived Waddesdon. Enlisted Aylesbury. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.

1939-1945

ATKINS

Edward George

Private 5378971. 1st Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died on 27th May 1940. Aged 29. Son of Josiah and Rosa Atkins; husband of Margaret Atkins, of Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated: Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 92.

BISWELL

C. Rolfe

No further information currently available

BURGESS

Leslie

Lance Corporal 1877628. Commando No. 9 Royal Engineers. Died on 28th March 1942. Aged 27. : Son of Sydney Burgess, and of Lilian Burgess, of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated: Brookwood Memorial, Surrey. Panel 5. Column 1.

CROOK

Arthur Christopher

Steward D/LX 25166. H.M.S. Matabele, Royal Navy. Died on 17th January 1942. Aged 25. Son of Fred Dodwell Crook and Lilian Mary Crook, of Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire; husband of Kathleen Crook. Commemorated: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 72, Column 2. Special note: On 17 January, just off Kola Inlet, HMS Matabele was torpedoed by the German submarine U-454 and sank in two minutes. At the time HMS Matabele was escorting Arctic Convoy PQ-8.

CANNON

Leonard

No further information currently available

FOWLER

Joseph

No further information currently available

HARMS

Geoffrey James

Guardsman 2664348. 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Died on 11th September 1943. Aged 20. Son of Leonard and Gertrude Harms, of Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire. Buried: Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. II. B. 27.

NEARY

William

No further information currently available

RAYNOR

Lionel

Private 5389302. 7th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died on 12th September 1943. Aged 29. Son of Arnold Weatherill and Minna Raynor; husband of Clara Joan Raynor, of Westcott Hill, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated: Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 8.

SHARP

William James

Private T/111342. 32 Motor Coach Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died between 29th May and 1st June 1940. Aged 26. Son of Arthur William and Minnie Sharp; grandson of Mrs. T. J. Sharp, of Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire. Buried: Lombardsijde Churchyard Middelkerke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Grave 207.

SNELLING

Robert

No further information currently available

WASHINGTON

Alec

Private 5389329. 1st Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died on 16th July 1944. Aged 29. Son of Annie Mary Saunders, of Westcott, Buckinghamshire. Buried: Brouay War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Ref. III. C. 3.

WHEELER

George Edwin

Lance Corporal 5393640. 225 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died on 12th May 1944. Aged 37. Son of Thomas Edwin and Alice Rebecca Wheeler, of Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire; husband of Florence Mabel Wheeler, of Waddesdon. Buried: Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. VIII. F. 22.

Buried in the churchyard, not on the memorial

CANNON

Private 8989. 2nd Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died at home on 5th June 1920. Aged 38. Husband of E. Cannon, of Baker St., Waddesdon, Aylesbury. Buried: Waddesdon (St. Michael) Churchyard. Near south entrance.

8989 Private
G. CANNON
Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry.
5th June 1920. Age 38
PEACE PERFECT PEACE

CHERRY

Norman Frank

Pilot Officer (Wireless Operator /Air Gunner) 158620. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 22nd February 1944. Aged 21. Son of William Charles and Elsie Cherry. Buried: Waddesdon (St. Michael) Churchyard.

DUNKLEY

Percy George

Fusilier 6478497. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died on 28th April 1942. Aged 32. Son of Thomas and Laura Dunkley; husband of Rosilla May Dunkley, of Aylesbury. Buried: Waddesdon (St. Michael) Churchyard.

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