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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

The memorial is to be found in the church yard of St Mary's Church, Walton Road, Wavendon. It takes the form of a rough-hewn granite Celtic Cross with Sword of Sacrifice on front face set on a large square base. It was dedicated by Rev. J. E. Hyde and unveiled by Mrs Wauby 7 December 1919. There are 17 names liusted for World War 1 and 8 for World War 2.

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

Arthur Henry

Private 20674, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th July 1917. Aged 24. Born Sherington, Buckinghamshire, resident Milton Kynes, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Lizzie Savage (formerly Butcher), of Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, and the late Thomas Butcher. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 11.

BUXTON

Richard Percy

Captain, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 1th5 June 1918. Aged 29. Son of Henry and Emily Buxton. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, son of Henry and Emily Buxton, resident School House, Church End, Wavendon, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Leicestershire, a scholar, son of Henry and Emily Buxton, resident School House, Church End, Wavendon, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Leicester, a Training College Student, resident Culham College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Worked for London County Council, Education Officer's Department, Teaching Staff. Buried in BOSCON BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 5.

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"

DEVEREUX

Walter Frederick

Private 11297, 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars formerly 9704, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31 October 1914. Born Fenny Stratford, resident and enlisted Bedford. In the 1891 census he was new born, born Buckinghamhsire, son of Alfred and Fanny J Devereux, resident Church End, Wavendon, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, a scholar, born Wavendon, son of Alfred and Julia F (note initial reversal) Devereux, Church End, Wavendon, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Baptised Wavendon. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 37.

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

No further information currently

GUESS

William

Private 203844, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Born Wavendon, resident Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire, enlisted Oxford. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Wavendon, a Scholar, son of Kate and Joseph Guess, resident Church End, Wavendon, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Wavendon, a Domestic groom, boarding in Church End, Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, Wavendon, Buckinghamshire. Baptised Wavendon. Married Lucy baker in Newport Pagenell Registration District July to September Quarter 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

HARRIS

A

No further information currently

HOARE

Henry Colt Arthur

Captain, "B" Squadron, Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own). Died 20 December 1917. Aged 29. Baptised 30 August 1888 in Wavendon. Only son of Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, Bart., and Lady Alda Annie Hoare, of Stourhead, Zeals, Wilts. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Buckinghamshire, resident with his parents, Henry Hugh Arthur and Alda Annie Hoare, at Wavendon House, Cross End, Wavendon, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Wavendon, a Land Agent, resident with his parents, Henry Hugh Arthur and Alda Annie Hoare, at Stourhead Bath, Stourton, Wiltshire. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section B. Grave 34.

KEIGHTLEY

William

Private 10938, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 27 September 1915. Aged 34. Son of Richard and Lydia Hard, of Lower End, Wavendon, Bletchley, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 to 7.

PAYNE

Alfred W

Private 16618, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born Cross End, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Northampton. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Wavendon, a Scholar, son of William H and Alice Payne, resident Cross End, Wavendon, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Wavendon, a Porter, boarding at 1, New Town Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated at PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

Extract from Bedfordshire Times and Independent - Friday 4 June 1915, page 2:

WAVENDON.

Alfred Payne whose father and stepmother live at Cross End, fell in action May 9. He was only 22, joined Christmas, and had only been at the front nine days. Before the war he was a chauffeur in Northampton.

TANSLEY

John Thomas

Private PLY/2648(S), Plymouth Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died from disease at Plymouth 5th May 1918. Aged 18 years and 5 months. Born 22 December 1899 in Wavendon. 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.

Extract from Bedfordshire Times and Independent - Friday 4 June 1915, page 2:

WAVENDON.

Lance-Corporal Leo White been wounded for the second time, he is being moved from a Birmingham Hospital to a Convalescent Home at Malvern.

WHITE

Martin

Acting Lance Corporal 3/7141, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th December 1917. Born and resident Wavendon, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. 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

Details found on the grave of SARAH E. INWOOD Oct 1876 - Oct 1969. Sergeant 9328, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 32. Son of William and Mary Inwood, of Oxford; husband of Sarah E. Inwood, of Wavendon, Bletchley, Bucks. Buried at GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 37.

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. No known grave. Commemorated on POR$ETSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 58, Column 2.

BALDERSTON

Arthur Leonard

Petty Officer Stoker C/K 66827, H.M.S. Calcutta, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk 1 June 1941 by Luftwaffe aircraft off Alexandria, Egypt. Married Nellie Souster in the April to June Quater 1934 in Newport Pagnell Registration District. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 46, Column 3.

BRAWN, MBE, DSC

Frederick John

Gunner 881640, 99 (The Royal Bucks.Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 24 May 1940. Aged 21. Born and resident Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 48A.

BUTCHER

Frederick John

Bombardier 777628, Royal Artillery. Died 23rd July 1944. Age 42. Born 7th July 1903 in Wavendon. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Butcher, of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire. His brother Herbert C. Butcher, also died on service - see below. Enlisted Bedford. Labourer by trade. Commemorated in Wavendon graveyard - "TWO OF THE HAPPIEST AND THE BEST". Buried in JINJA WAR CEMETERY, Uganda. Row AA. Grave 14.

BUTCHER

Herbert Charles

Stoker 1st Class, P/K 63325, H.M.S. 'Victory', Royal Navy. Died 10th December 1941. Aged 36. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Butcher, of Wavendon. His brother Frederick John also died on service - see above. Commemorated in graveyard - "TWO OF THE HAPPIEST AND THE BEST". Buried in WAVENDON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Buckinghamshire.

FEARNLEY-SANDER

Conrad F

No further information currently

SCOTT

Sidney

In the 1939 Register he was born 28 September 1912, a Bricklayer Labourer, married, resident Thatched Brick Cottage Church End, Newport Pagnell R.D., Buckinghamshire,

SULMAN, MBE, DSC

John Henry Lloyd

Lieutenant, H.M. Trawler Colsay, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd November 1944. Aged 35. Son of James Hugh and Lilian Elsie Sulman; husband of Zillah Sulman, of Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire. Awared the member of the British Empire (M.B.E.) and Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 13, Column 3.

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

Buried in churchyard but not on memorial

CLARKE

Charles Henry Geoffrey Mansfield

Major, Rifle Brigade. Died 22 July 1919 (plaque states 27 July). Born 26 March 1873. Of Wavendon Manor, Buckinghhamshire. Only son of General Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke Baronet, G.C.B., G.C.V.O, & Gemma Ceclia Clarke. Educated at Eton College; left in 1890. Married Miss Douglas-Pennant in the Chelsea Registration District in the January to March Quarter 1915. Buried at WAVENDON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Buckinghamshire. Also commemorated ona plaque within St. Mary's Church.

To the beloved memory of
Charles Henry Geoffrey Mansfield CLARKE
M.V.Q. Major Rifle Brigade of Wavendon Manor Bucks.
Only son of General Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke Baronet G.C.B. G.C.V.O.
& Gemma Cecilia his wife
born 26 March 1873, died 27 July 1919

For I sent you out
with mourning and weeping
but God will give you to me again
with joy and gladness for ever
Baruch IV. 23.

LOCKE

Donald Landells

Signalman 2597000, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 8th October 1941. Age 28. Buried at WAVENDON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Buckignhamshire.

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