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WEST WYCOMBE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Mick Tilley 2014

The West Wycombe War Memorial is a simple stone cross on a stepped base in the parish churchyard. It bears an inscription but no names. Inside the parish church of St Lawrence is a marble plaque bearing the names of the 75 men who died in the First World War – this includes no less than 6 sets of brothers.

Photographs Copyright © Mick Tilley 2014

External memorial

TO THE MEMORY OF WEST WYCOMBE MEN WHO LAID DOWN
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918
AND WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED IN THE PARISH CHURCH
LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND, WE FOR ENGLAND DIED

ALSO
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR II
1939 – 1945

Parish Church

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN GRATEFUL AND GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN OF WEST WYCOMBE
PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918.

TO COMMEMORATE THE GIFT
BY THE PEOPLE OF WESTON UNDERWOOD
TO THE WAR MEMORIAL APPEAL OF
THE NORTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL

1914-1918

ALLEN
Sidney
Private Sidney Allen (265232) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was born in Princes Risborough, Bucks, and was killed in action on 27th April 1917 aged 21. He is recorded on the Arras Memorial, France, on Bay 6 and 7. He lived in Sands, Bucks, and enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was the son of Thomas and Selina Allen of New Road, Sands, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
ALLWORTHY
Albert W
Private Albert William Davis Alworthy (265886) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion. He was killed in action on 15th August 1916 aged 19 or 20 and is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D. He lived in High Wycombe, Bucks, and enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks. He was the foster son of Ernest W. and Maud M. Hall of "Lord's Mill", Oakridge Road, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
ASHBY
Wallace
Private Wallace Ashby (29932) of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Rudpage, Bucks, and was killed in action on 9th October 1917 aged 28. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 23 to 28 and 163A. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe. He was the son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ashby of Bennett End, Radnage, High Wycombe, Bucks, and the husband of Florence May Ashby of 9 Nursery Waye, Hillingdon Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
ASHBY
Walter G
Private Walter George Ashby (28392) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd/4th Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe and was killed in action on 10th September 1917 aged 25. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 96 to 98. He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks and was the son of James and Ann Ashby of Nemmor Common, Lane End, High Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
BAILEY
William
Driver William Bailey (58340) of the Royal Field Artillery, 99th Brigade Ammunition Col. He was born in West Wickham, Kent, and died on 12th May 1915 at home aged 24. He is buried at West Wycombe Churchyard in a grave on the north boundary. He enlisted in Oxford.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
BARNETT
Harry
Sergeant Harry Barnett (5065) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Stokenchurch, Oxon, and was killed in action on 17th February 1915 aged 38. He is buried at Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, France, in grave VII. F. 14. He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was the son of Joseph and Fanny Barnett.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1891 Census]
BARTLETT
John L
Private Lewis or Louis John Bartlett (8588) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion. He was born in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was killed in action on 29th July 1916 aged 18. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D. He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was the son of Mrs. Emily Millicent Bartlett of 3 Gordon Cottages, Sands, High Wycombe, Bucks, and the late Thomas Bartlett.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]
BATES
Sidney
Gunner Sidney Bates (153188) of the Royal Field Artillery. He died on 1st December 1918 aged 34 and is buried in Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery, U.K., in grave E.A. 17. He was the son of the late Charles Edwin and Phebe Bates of Wheeler End, West Wycombe, and the husband of Clara Bates (nee Martin) of "Sunny Mount", Cleveland Road, Uxbridge.
[Source: CWGC; 1901 Census]
BATTING
Garry
Private Garry Batting (80004) of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 1st Battalion. He was born in Bledlow Ridge, Bucks, and was killed in action on 27th May 1918 aged 27. He is recorded on the Soissons Memorial, France. He lived in Piddington, Bucks, and enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Batting of Bledlow Ridge, High Wycombe, and the husband of Bessie Bayment (formerly Batting) of 9 King Street, Piddington, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
BIGGS
Ernest A
Private Ernest Alfred Biggs (16328) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 8th Battalion. He was born in Looseley Row, Bucks, in 1885 and died on 30th June 1915 at home aged 30. He is buried in Stratford-Sub-Castle (St. Lawrence) Churchyard, U.K., in grave 96. He lived in Downley Common, Bucks, and enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was son of Leonard and Sarah Biggs and the husband of Ella Biggs.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth & Marriage Index; 1901 Census]
BRITNELL
Jonah
Private Jonah Britnell (21003) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 6th Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe in 1882 and died of wounds on 19th August 1917 aged 35. He is buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium, in grave IV. I. 14. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Britnell.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census; GRO Birth Index]
BUTLER
Cyril G
Private Cyril George Butler (241065) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was born in Stokenchurch in 1898 and was killed in action on 4th April 1918 aged 20. He is recorded on the Pozieres Memorial, France, on Panel 50 and 51. He enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks, and was the son of Frederick and Maud Ethel Butler.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
BUTLER
John
Possibly Rifleman Jack Butler (330902) of the Hampshire Regiment, 1st/8th Battalion. He was killed in action on 19th April 1917 in Palestine aged 20 or 21. He is recorded on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, on Panels 28 and 29. He lived in High Wycombe, Bucks, and enlisted in Newport, I.O.W. He was the son of John and Ellen Butler of Alexandra, Sands, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
CHILTON
H Wilfred
Private Harry Wilfred Chilton (29399) of the Grenadier Guards, 5th Reserve Battalion or 3rd Battalion. He was born in Downley Common, Bucks, and died on 24th October 1918 at home aged 21. He is buried in West Wycombe Churchyard in a grave north of the church tower. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of Harry and Emily Chilton of Downley Common, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
CUTLER
A Edward
South African Private Abel Edward Cutler (5280) of the South African Infantry, 4th Regiment. He died on 26th July 1916 aged 32 and is buried in West Wycombe Churchyard in a grave near the north-west gate. He was the son of Abel and Elizabeth Cutler of West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC]
DASHWOOD
Robert H L

Captain Robert Henry Lindsay Dashwood of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), 2nd or 3rd Battalion. He was killed in action on 27th May 1918 aged 20 and is recorded on the Soissons Memorial, France. He was the son of Sir Robert Dashwood, 9th Baronet, of West Wycombe Park and of Lady Dashwood (now Mrs. A. R. Fraser) of 23 Alexander Square, London, S.W.3.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Note: A bronze plaque in the church bears the inscription:-

IN TENDER AND LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT HENRY LINDSAY DASHWOOD
CAPTAIN THE PRINCE OF WALES’S OWN
(WEST YORKSHIRE REGT) 3RD SON OF
SIR ROBERT JOHN DASHWOOD 9TH BARONET
OF WEST WYCOMBE PARK BUCKS AND
IDA CONYERS DASHWOOD BORN 27TH
NOVEMBER 1897 FELL IN ACTION ON
OR ABOUT 27TH MAY 1918
O TRUE BRAVE HEART GOD BLESS THEE
WHERESOERE IN HIS WIDE UNIVERSE THOU ART TODAY

A stone plaque with exactly the same wording is in the Dashwood family mausoleum which adjoins the church.

DAY
Walter A
Private Walter Apsley Day (15782) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe in 1896 and was killed in action on 25th September 1915 aged 20. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 37 and 39. He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was the son of Dennis and Hannah Day.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
DOEL
Alfred
Probably Private Albert James Doel (220363) of the Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment), 1st Battalion. He was born in Wycombe Marsh, Bucks, in 1892 and was killed in action on 23rd March 1918 aged 26. He is recorded on the Arras Memorial, France, on Bay 7. He lived in Wycombe Marsh and enlisted in Aylesbury. He was the son of James William and the late Amy Doel of 567 London Road, Wycombe Marsh, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 & 1911 Censuses]
DOLLERY
Leonard
Private Leonard Dollery (57459) of the Manchester Regiment, 1st/8th Battalion. He was born in Botley, Hants, in 1892 and was killed in action on 30th August 1918 aged 26. He is buried at Manchester Cemetery, Riencourt-Les-Bapaume, France, in grave B. 17. He lived in Botley and enlisted in Gosport, Hants. He was the son of Charles and Emily Dollery and the husband of Amy E. Dollery of Coombs Hill, Naphill, High Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth & Marriage Indexes; 1901 Census]
DUKES
Francis E
Corporal Francis Edwin Dukes (18549) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was born in Watford, Herts, and was killed in action on 19th August 1917 aged 34. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 96 to 98. He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was the son of Job Charles Dukes of 23 Shaftesbury Road, Watford, and the husband of Bertha Dukes of 5 Marlow Road, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
FASSNIDGE
Edward
Private Edward Fassnidge (CH/20012) of the Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S. Chester. He was born on 7th January 1897 in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was killed in action on 31st May 1916 aged 19. He was buried at sea and is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial, U.K. He was the son of Mrs. Rhoda Fassnidge of High Street, Lane End, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919"]

Note: At the Battle of Jutland, H.M.S. Chester came under intense fire and 29 of her crew were killed (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Chester_(1915)).
GIBBS
George H
Private George Herbert Gibbs (1686) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion. He was born in High Wycombe, Bucks, in 1898 and died of wounds on 18th July 1916. He is buried at Merville Communal Cemetery, France, in grave XI. A. 45. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe. He was the son of George Gibbs of Stavell Farm, West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]
GILES
Charles
Private Charles Giles (42631) of the Worcestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion. He was born in High Wycombe, Bucks, and died of wounds on 13th November 1916 aged 35. He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, France, in grave XII. D. 6A. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of George and Ann Giles of Downley, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]

Note: Charles’s younger brother Frank also died (see below).
GILES
Frank
Corporal Frank Giles (G/1743) of the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), 1st Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe in 1887 and was killed in action on 20th May 1917 aged 29. He is recorded on the Arras Memorial, France, on Bay 7. He lived in Harlesden, Middlesex, and enlisted in Willesden, Middlesex, on 4th November 1914. He was the son of George and Ann Giles and the husband of Daisy A. Giles of 22 Inman Road, Harlesden.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920"; GRO Birth & Marriage Indexes; 1901 Census]

Note: Frank’s older brother Charles also died (see above).
GILLETT
Charles
Private Charles Gillett (817) of the Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. He was born in Marlow in 1895 and was killed in action on 21st August 1915 aged 20 at Gallipoli. He is recorded on the Helles Memorial, Turkey, on Panel 16 and 17. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in Buckingham. He was the son of Francis Joseph and Louise Gillett.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
HARRIS
Ernest
Private Ernest Harris (29862) of the Hampshire Regiment, D Company, 1st Battalion. He was born in Wheeler End, Bucks, and was killed in action on 1st June 1918 aged 24. He is buried at Mont-Bernanchon British Cemetery, Gonnehem, France, in grave I. G. 4. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was the son of James and Mary Harris of "Hill View", Piddington, West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
HARRIS
Reginald E
Airman 1st Class Reginald Edward Harris (49630) of the Royal Flying Corps, 2nd Aircraft Depot. He died on 30th August 1917 aged 26 and is buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, France, in grave V. D. 51. He was the son of Joseph Nathaniel and Caroline Florence Harris of Park Crescent, West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; 1911 Census]
HARVEY
Harry
Private Harry Harvey (41609) of the Manchester Regiment, 17th Battalion. He was born in Wycombe, Bucks, in 1888 and was killed in action on 23rd April 1917 aged 29. He is buried at Cuckoo Passage Cemetery, Heninel, France, in grave A. 2. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of Owen and Annie Harvey and the husband of Edith Ethel Harvey of "Sunnyside", Sands, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]

Note: Harry’s younger brother Owen also died (see below).
HARVEY
Owen E
Corporal Owen Edward Harvey (1523) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe in 1894 and was killed in action on 21st July 1916 aged 21. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of Owen and Annie Harvey.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]

Note: Owen’s older brother Harry also died (see above).
HAWES
Harry E
Gunner Harry Hawes (197228) of the Royal Field Artillery, D Battery 250th Brigade. He died of wounds on 26th October 1917 aged 20 and is buried at Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium, in grave I. F. 1. He lived in High Wycombe and enlisted there. He was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Hawes of Wheeler End, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Note: From the GRO Birth Index, this may be Harry Cecil Hawes who was born in 1896 and would have been 21 when he died.
HERMON
O George
Private Owen George Hermon (265324) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe in 1897 and was killed in action on 23rd August 1916 aged 19. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe. He was the son of George Edward and Annie Hermon.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]

Note: Owen’s older brother Robert had died exactly a month earlier (see below).
HERMON
Robert E
Private Robert Edward Hermon (1700) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, A Company, 1st Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe in 1894 and died of wounds on 23rd July 1916 aged 21. He is buried at Puchevillers British Cemetery, France, in grave I. F. 51. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was the son of George Edward and Annie Hermon of West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]

Note: Robert’s younger brother Owen died exactly a month later (see above).
HOLLAND
Charles W
Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class Charles William Holland (271983) of the Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine E18. He was born on 29th March 1890 in West Wycombe and was killed in action on 11th June 1916 aged 26. He is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial, U.K. He was the son of George and Julia Holland of "School House", West Wycombe, and the husband of Agnes Sarah Holland of "Mid Town", Rosgill, Shap, Westmorland.
[Source: CWGC; "Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]

Note: The submarine E18 was lost in the Baltic Sea with all hands but the reason is unclear (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_E-18).
HOWLAND
Fred
Lance Corporal Fred Howland (11931) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 6th Battalion. He was born in High Wycombe, Bucks, and died of wounds on 13th March 1916 aged 26. He is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France, in grave VIII. D. 77. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe. He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Howland of Totteridge, near High Wycombe, and the husband of Elsie L. Howland of High Street, West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Marriage Index; 1891 Census]
JOHNSON
Albert E
PTE AGED 23 YEARS
JOYNSON
William J
Rifleman William John Joynson (R/37226) of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, 16th Battalion. He was born in Downley, Bucks, in 1898 and died of wounds on 23rd April 1917 aged 19. He is recorded on the Arras Memorial, France, on Bay 7. He lived in High Wycombe, Bucks, and enlisted in Whitehall, Middlesex. He was the son of William John and Laura Bessie Joynson.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
KING
Charles T
Private Charles Thomas King (1004100) of the Canadian Infantry, 54th Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe on 3rd November 1890 and died on 4th September 1918 aged 27. He is buried at Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, France, in grave I. B. 2. He enlisted on 28th December 1916 at Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Elizabeth King of West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Library and Archives Canada, Soldiers of the First World War"]
KING
William A
Able Seaman William Alfred King (224270) of the Royal Navy, H.M.S. Natal. He was born on 18th September 1886 in West Wycombe and died on 30th December 1915 aged 29. He is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial, U.K. He was the son of George William and Eliza King of Kitsons Lodge, West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919"]

Note: The cruiser H.M.S. Natal was sunk by an internal ammunition explosion, rather than enemy action, in Cromarty Firth with the loss of around 400 lives (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Natal_(1905)).
LANGLEY
A James
Private Alfred James Langley (21846) of the Gloucestershire Regiment, 14th Battalion. He was born in Downley, Bucks, in 1897 and was killed in action on 22nd October 1917 aged 20. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 72 to 75. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of Lisbon John and Eliza Langley.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]

Note: Alfred’s older brother William died 3 months earlier (see below).
LANGLEY
William O
Driver William Owen Langley (109580) of the Royal Field Artillery, A Battery, 180th Brigade. He was born in High Wycombe in 1895 and died of wounds on 23rd July 1917 aged 22. He is buried at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium, in grave III. H. 15. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of Lisbon John and Eliza Langley.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]

Note: William’s younger brother Alfred died 3 months later (see above).
LAURENCE
Edward J
Private Edward John Lawrence (29160) of the Somerset Light Infantry, 6th Battalion. He was born in 1899 and died on 10th June 1918 aged 18. He is buried at La Capelle-En-Thierache Communal Cemetery, France. He was the son of John and Rose Lawrence of Sands Cottages, High Wycombe, Lane End, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; GRO Birth Index]
LOWE
Ernest
Private Ernest Lowe (8607) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe and was killed in action on 24th August 1916 aged 20. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D. He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was the son of Fred and Clara Lowe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1901 Census]

Note: Ernest’s younger brother Henry also died (see below).
LOWE
Henry
Private Henry Harry Lowe (37935) of the Gloucestershire Regiment, 8th Battalion. He was born in Sands, Bucks, and died of wounds on 30th April 1918 aged 20. He is buried at Arneke British Cemetery, France, in grave II. D. 11. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of Fred and Clara Lowe of Victoria Villa, Sands, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Note: Henry’s older brother Ernest also died (see above)
LUNNON
Charles
Private Charles Lunnon (265718) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 6th Battalion. He died of wounds on 20th September 1917 aged 28 and is buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium, in grave IV. H. 30. He lived in High Wycombe, Bucks, and enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks. He was the son of George Henry and Ann Elizabeth Lunnon of 12 Gordon Cottages, Sands, High Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MARTIN
Frank
Sergeant Frank Martin (6210) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe and was killed in action on 25th September 1915 aged 34. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 37 and 39. He lived in Downley, Bucks, and enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was the son of George and Annie Martin of The Golf Links, Downley Common, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
MAUNDER
Leonard
Rifleman Leonard Maunder (7692) of the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), 3rd Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe on 29th August 1883 and was killed in action on 25th September 1914 aged 31. Buried in quarries by Champs d'Ering, near Soupir, he is recorded on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France. He lived in Downley, Bucks, and enlisted in Hounslow, Middlesex in March 1899. He served in France and Flanders from 9th to 25th September 1914. He was the son of Henry and the late Emma Maunder and the husband of Ada Susan Maunder.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924"; 1891 Census]
MEAD
Gilbert J
Driver Gilbert John Mead (L/15095) of the Royal Field Artillery, 33rd Division Ammunition Col. He was born in West Wycombe and died of wounds on 4th May 1918 aged 23. He is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France, in grave IX. B. 39. He enlisted in London and was the son of William and Jane Mead of West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MENDAY
John
Private John Menday (131657) of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 25th Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe in 1899 and was killed in action on 10th April 1918 aged 19. He is recorded on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 11. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of George and Leah Ann Menday of Downley, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]

Note: John’s older brother Joseph was also killed (see below).
MENDAY
Joseph
Private Joseph Menday (27872) of the Gloucestershire Regiment, 8th Battalion. He was born in Downley, Bucks, in 1896 and was killed in action on 21st September 1917 aged 21. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 72 to 75. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of George and Leah Ann Menday of Downley, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]

Note: Joseph’s younger brother John was also killed (see above).
MOORES
Harold H
Sergeant Harold Herbert Moores (202963) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 1st/4th Battalion. He was born in 1894 and killed in action on 21st August 1917 aged 22. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 96 to 98. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks. He was the son of William and the late Sophia Moores of Church Lane, West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]
NEWELL
James
Rifleman James William Newell (3094) of the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), 2nd Battalion. He was born in High Wycombe and was killed in action on 9th May 1915 aged 28. He is buried at Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'Armentieres, France, in grave VI. H. 7. He lived in High Wycombe, Bucks, and enlisted there. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Newell of Plomer Green Lane, Downley, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
NEWELL
Rupert J
Private Rupert John Newell (3745) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion. He died on 8th July 1916 aged 25 and is buried at Hebuterne Military Cemetery, France, in grave I. B. 4. He lived in High Wycombe, Bucks, and enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks. He was the son of George and Mary Ann Newell of Sands, High Wycombe, and the husband of Eliza Newell of 97 London Road, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
OXLADE
Amos
Pioneer Amos Oxlade (118073) of the Royal Engineers, 6th Company. He was born in 1867 and died on 21st November 1918 aged 51. He is buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France, in grave X. A. 2A. He was the husband of Elizabeth Oxlade.
[Source: CWGC; 1911 Census]

Note: Amos’s son George also died (see below).
OXLADE
George
Private George Oxlade (G/17061) of the Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe in 1898 and was killed in action on 9th January 1918 aged 19. He is buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium, in grave XXVII. C. 12. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of Amos and Elizabeth Oxlade.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]

Note: George’s father Amos also died (see above).
PEPALL
George
Sergeant George Pepall (48829) MM of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 83rd Field Company. He was born in High Wycombe, Bucks, in 1882 and died of wounds on 28th March 1918 aged 36. He is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France, in grave P. VII. F. 2B. He lived in High Wycombe, Bucks, and enlisted in Oxford on 8th September 1914. He was the husband of Louise Pepall of Booker Common, High Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; "British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920"]
PHILLIPS
Walter S
Private Walter Stephen Phillips (267686) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion. He was born in Oxford in 1897 and was killed in action on 16th April 1917 aged 19. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D. He lived in Sands, Bucks, and enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was the son of Harry and Mary Ann Phillips.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
PIERCEY
William F
Private Frederick William Piercey (12660) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was born in Booker, Bucks, in 1894 and was killed in action on 9th May 1917 in Salonika aged 23. He is recorded on the Doiran Memorial, Greece. He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was the son of the late Frederick Thomas and Elizabeth Piercey of 3 Horse Shoes Inn, Booker, High Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Note: In the GRO Birth Index his name is given as William Frederick Piercey.
PIKE
Alfred C
Private Alfred Charles Pike (9902) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Newbury, Berks, and was killed in action on 22nd October 1914 aged 19. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 37 and 39. He lived in Newbury, Berks, and enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks. He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Pike of Chasewater Street, Lower Mitcham, Adelaide, South Australia.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
PITCHER
Ernest C
Private Ernest Charles Pitcher (266441) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion. He was killed in action on 21st July 1916 aged 21 and is buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France, in grave XVI. A. 10. He lived in Downley, Bucks, and enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks. He was the son of Charles and Charlotte Pitcher of Coronation Cottage, Downley, High Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
PUTMAN
Edward
Private Edward Plumridge Putman or Putnam (29175) of the Somerset Light Infantry, 6th Battalion. He was born in Downley, Berks, in 1899 and was killed in action on 5th February 1918 aged 19. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 2 A. He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was the son of Sarah Jane Putman of 15 Suffield Road, Penton Place, Walworth, London.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]
RACKSTRAW
W George
Lance Corporal Walter George Rackstraw (46697) of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 182nd. He was born in 1896 and killed in action on 5th September 1917 aged 20. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 154 to 159 and 163A. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in Aylesbury. He was the son of James and Martha Rackstraw of 2 Elm Cottage, Station Road, West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
RIPPINGTON
Robert E
Company Sergeant Major Robert Ernest Rippington (9477) of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. He was born in High Wycombe, Bucks, and died of wounds on 30th July 1916 aged 27. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 3 C. He enlisted in High Wycombe and was the son of William and Annie Maria Rippington of West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
SEARS
Ernest
Private Ernest Sears (241668) MM of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 10th Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe and was killed in action on 23rd March 1918 aged 41. He is buried at Cambrai East Military Cemetery, France, in grave VII. B. 44. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in Oxford. He was the son of Robert and Arm Sears of West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
SEXTON
Gilbert J
Private Gilbert John Sexton (1689) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion. He was born in High Wycombe, Bucks, and died of wounds on 19th July 1916 aged 18. He is buried at Merville Communal Cemetery, France, in grave XI. A. 41. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe. He was the son of William Henry and Elizabeth Sexton of West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
SMITH
T Bromage
Private Thomas Bromage Smith (266076) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion. He was killed in action on 18th July 1916 aged 23 and is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D. He lived in High Wycombe, Bucks, and enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks. He was the son of the Rev. William Charles and Emma Bromage Smith of Whyteleafe Villas, Penn Road, Haslemere, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
SMITH
Thomas
Private Thomas Smith (128519) of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 58th Battalion. He was born in Lacey Green, Bucks, and was killed in action on 16th April 1918 aged 20. He is recorded on the Pozieres Memorial, France, on Panel 90 to 93. He lived in Downley and enlisted in High Wycombe. He was the son of Simeon and Julia Smith.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
SPRIGGS
Stewart A
Private Stewart Arthur Spriggs (96216) of the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), 17th Squadron. He was born in Loughborough, Leics, in 1897 and was killed in action on 27th November 1917 in Egypt aged 20. He is recorded on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, on Panel 56. He lived in Downley, High Wycombe, Bucks, and enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks. He was the son of Bridgewater and Florence Spriggs of Charnwood, High Wycombe, Bucks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]
STEVENS
Ernest A
Sergeant Ernest Albert Stevens (T/208003) of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 11th Battalion. He was born in 1895 and killed in action on 2nd October 1918 aged 23. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in Aylesbury, Bucks. He was the son of Frederick W. and Emily E. Stevens.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
STYLES
Alfred J
Private Alfred James Styles (PLY/1745 (S)) of the Royal Marine Light Infantry, 2nd R.M. Battalion R.N. Division. He died of wounds (a fractured skull) in 23rd Ambulance Train on 25th March 1918 aged 35 and is buried at St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France, in grave VIII. G. 2. He was the husband of Florence Styles of 1 Ivy Cottage, Sands, High Wycombe. He enlisted on 2nd December 1916 aged 33 and embarked with the Royal Marine Brigade on 16th February 1917. He joined the 11th Entrenching Battalion on 23rd April 1917 and then the 2nd Royal Marine Battalion on 2nd May 1917.
[Source: CWGC; "Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924"]
STYLES
Robert J
Lance Sergeant Robert James Styles (7227) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe in 1889 and was killed in action on 30th July 1916 aged 27. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D. He lived in Downley, Bucks, and enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was the son of Charles and Ann Styles.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
TILBURY
Alfred G
Gunner Alfred George Tilbury (297112) of the Royal Garrison Artillery, 156th Heavy Battery. He was born in Naphill, Bucks, in 1894 and died of wounds on 27th April 1917 aged 23. He is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France, in grave IV. H. 4. He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was the son of Arthur and Mary Tilbury of Jubilee Cottage, Naphill, High Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]

Note: Alfred Tilbury is also commemorated on the Hughenden war memorial.
TWITCHEN
Rupert G
Private Rupert George Twitchen (65417) of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 204th Company. He was born in West Wycombe in 1885 and died of wounds on 7th October 1917 aged 32. He is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, in grave XX. I. 18A. He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks, and was the son of George and Annie Twitchen and the husband of Amelia Ford (formerly Twitchen) of High Street, West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]
WAKEFIELD
George O
Private George Osborne Wakefield (37789) of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, 8th Battalion. He died on 4th September 1918 aged 33 and is buried at Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany, in grave III. B. 13. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe. He was the son of John and Jane Wakefield of West Wycombe and the husband of Florence Emily Wakefield of West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
WALKER
Albert
Lance Corporal Albert Walker (1726) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion. He was born in West Wycombe and was killed in action on 19th July 1916 aged 18. He is buried at Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France, in grave III. C. 10. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks. He was the son of William and Susan Walker of Church Lane, West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
WARWICK
Arthur J
PTE AGED 34 YEARS

Possibly Private A J Warrick (15817) of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 8th Battalion. He died on 29th November 1918 and is buried at Dedeagatch British Cemetery, Greece, in grave 14.
[Source: CWGC]

Note: From the GRO Birth Index, this is probably Arthur James Warrick whose birth was registered in the first quarter of 1884 in the Wycombe district. Arthur was the husband of Lily Warrick [GRO Marriage Index].
Faithful Unto Death
Also buried in West Wycombe churchyard but not recorded on the war memorial:-
BROWNJOHN
George Henry
Corporal George Henry Brownjohn (37950) of the Devonshire Regiment. He was born in London in 1889 and died on 2nd December 1918 aged 29. He is buried in West Wycombe Churchyard in a grave in the north-east part. He was the husband of Laura A. Brownjohn of High Street, West Wycombe.
[Source: CWGC; GRO Birth & Marriage Indexes]
KEENAN
Matthew
Private Matthew Keenan (24854) of the Durham Light Infantry, 14th Battalion. He was born in Durham and died on 18th April 1915 at home. He is buried in West Wycombe Churchyard in a grave on the north boundary. He lived in Bill Quay and enlisted in Felling, Co. Durham.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

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