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WAVENDON ST MARY
- WAR MEMORIAL

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

In the church yard of St Mary's Church, Walton Road, Wavendon.

Photographs Copyright ©
2003 - Carolynn Langley

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF

AMBRIDGE

Albert F

Private 15288, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th August 1918. Born and resident Wavendon, enlisted Bedford. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 38.

BUTCHER

A H

No further information currently

BUXTON

R P

No further information currently

COLLINS

Fred Stanley

Private 305282, Tank Corps. Died of wounds 13th June 1918 [headstone states 30th]. Age 27. Born Wavendon, enlisted Bletchley. Son of Alfred and Amelia Collins; husband of Ethel Maud Collins, of The Nook, Wavendon. Born at Wavendon. Formerly 204218, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried west of the church in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, WAVENDON, Buckinghamshire.

"PEACE PERFECT PEACE"

DEVEREAUX

W F

No further information currently

GARNER

Harold W

Private 57848, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment attached 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West kent Regiment). Killed in action 25th April 1918. Aged 19. Born Wavendon, enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas and Esther Garner of School Yard in Wavendon. Buried in HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Special memorial 4.

Note: The extension now contains 563 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 294 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to eight casualties known to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate nine casualties buried in Fontaine-les-Cappy Churchyard Extension and Gentelles French Military Cemetery, whose graves could not be found on concentration. Certain graves in Plots II, III, and IV, identified collectively but not individually, are marked by headstones inscribed with the words "Believed to be buried near this spot.".

Photographs Copyright © Keith Garner 2009

GEORGE

W

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GUESS

W

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HARRIS

A

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HOARE

R C A

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KEIGHTLEY

W

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PAYNE

A W

No further information currently

TANSLEY

John Thomas

Private PLY/2648(S), Plymouth Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died at Plymouth 5th May 1918. Age 18 years and 5 months. Son of Joseph and Ellen Tansley, of Cross-End, Wavendon. Buried near the north-west corner of the church in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, WAVENDON, Buckinghamshire.

"WE OFTEN THINK OF DAY'S GONE BY
WHEN WE WERE ALL TOGETHER
A SHADOW O'ER OUR LIVES IS CAST
A DEAR ONE GONE FOE EVER"

WARREN

James J

Private 41633, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 26th July 1918. Born and resident Wavendon, enlisted Bletchley. Formerly 4724, Queen's (West Surrey Regiment). Buried in METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 316.

WHITE

Francis Leo

[Leo Francis on SDGW and CWGC] Lance Corporal 22194, 5th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action 29th September 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Wavendon, enlisted Aspley Guise. Brother of Mrs. B. Leat, of 7, Wroxton Rd., Peckham, London. Formerly 73397, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row L. Grave 14.

WHITE

Martin

Acting Lance Corporal 3/7141, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th December 1917. Born and resident Wavendon, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

WHITE

Sydney Charles

Private 22335, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd July 1916. Born Wavendon, enlisted Ampthill, resident Woburn Sands. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 64.

WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
 

Buried in churchyard but not on memorial

INWOOD

John

Killed in action 9th May 1915. Details found on the grave of SARAH E. INWOOD Oct 1876 - Oct 1969

ALSO
 

AMBRIDGE

Walter Clarence

Sergeant PO/22128, HMS Hood, Royal Marines. Born, Wavendon 18 July 1907. Joined the Royal Marines at Southampton, 4th September 1924, aged 17. Enlisted into the Portsmouth Division as PO/22128 Marine. W.C.Ambridge. Son of Edgar and Sarah Ambridge; married, Violet Ambridge at Pontypridd, 28th October 1928. Walter Ambridge joined HMS Hood on the 8th August 1939 and was killed in action, 24th May 1941, during the battle with the German Battleship BISMARCK. Commemorated on POR$ETSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 58, Column 2.

BROWN

Frederick John

No further information currently

BUTCHER

Frederick John

Bombardier, Royal Artillery. Died 23rd July 1944. Age 42. Borther of Herbert below. Commemorated in graveyard - "TWO OF THE HAPPIEST AND THE BEST".

BUTCHER

Herbert Charles

Stoker 1st Class, P/K 63325, H.M.S. 'Victory', Royal Navy. Died 10th December 1941. Aged 36. Brother of Frederick above. Commemorated in graveyard - "TWO OF THE HAPPIEST AND THE BEST".

BALDERSTON

Arthur Edward

No further information currently

SCOTT

Sidney

No further information currently

SULMAN

John Henry Lloyd

M.B.E. D.S.C. No further information currently

FEARMLEY - SANDER

Conrad F.

No further information currently

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945

Buried in churchyard but not on memorial

LOCKE

D L

Signalman 2597000, Royal Signals. Died 8th October 1941. Age 28.

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