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WOLVERTON & OLD WOLVERTON - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards

The war memorial is sited in the town square. Although new in comparison to most memorials the gold leaf lettering is earing very badly and makes the names difficult to decipher. Those marked with an asterisk are listed as Old Wolverton. Old Wolvertom has various Rolls of Honour within the church; those also in the church are marked with . Within St George's Church are further tablets containing details of those who died in World War 1 and World War 2; these are marked as ±.

FOR YOUR TOMORROW
WE GAVE OUR TODAY
LEST WE FORGET



GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS.

Photograph above, left © Copyright Martin Edwards 2003
Photographs left, below and above, right © Copyright Carolynn Langley 2003

Photographs (below) Copyright © Richard Hands 2016
1914-1918
± ABBOTT Albert Edward
Corporal 14219, 8th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died Saturday 2nd October 1915. Age 23. Son of Edward and Alice Abbott, of Wolverton. Buried in X FARM CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Grave D. 1.
± ABBOTT Allen Robert
Private 6779, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 2nd July 1916. Age 34. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted London. Son of Joseph and Kate Abbott, of 32, Cambridge St., Wolverton. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave II. M. 6.
± ADAMS Arthur [James] "Chips"
Private 78, 13th Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps. Died of woundsat Poziers 9th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born Wolverton, enlisted September 1914 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Educated at Wolverton County School, also studied at Science and Art Institute, Wolverton. Emigrated to Australia aged 22. Served in the 1st Battalion, Buckinghamshire Territorials for 3 years. Carpenter and Joiner by trade. Son of George Adams, 30, Windsor Street, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire. He took part in the Gallipoli Landing as a stretcher bearer with C Section, 3rd Australian Field Ambulance. One of his comrades was Jack Simpson Kirkpatrick, Australia's most famous war hero ("The Man With the Donkey"). Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 2. See also Australian Archives Roll of Honour

Grant Adams is researching C Section and kindly supplied the following:

This was Chips Adams original grave. Bert Baker was his mate, and carried a stretcher with Chips in France:

"You’re walking through trenches and perhaps the sap you’re going through is knocked down and you go over…now, a fella – an Englishman he was – he was on the other end of the stretcher and I felt it drop and I said ‘oh blimey, get him out over the other side – Chips[‘ll handle] it’ and it was Chips himself, he was shot through here[?]. And I hung onto him and sent another bloke for a doctor and he bought another bloody stretcher. I said ‘Listen! I want a doctor!’ Anyway he had to go back and get the doctor and he stopped the bleeding - of course I’d stopped it – he fixed him up and he said ‘Oh, he’ll be alright’ He didn’t – he died. And he used to – in his spare time, when we was out for a rest – he makes crosses – he was a bit of a carpenter, a cabinet-maker, and he’d make crosses and he made his own cross that was put on his grave."

  ADAMS Ernest
Sergeant 265172, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Monday 16th April 1917. Born and resident Stantonbury, enlisted Wolverton. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D
  ADAMS Herbert William
Private 306555, 1st/8th Territorial Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916. Age 23. Enlisted Bletchley, resident Wolverton. Son of Mr. T. Adams, of 22, Oxford St., Wolverton. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
± ALLEN Ralph L
No further information currently
± APPLIN Charles Harry
Private 668, "A" Squadron, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Died in Egypt Saturday 27 November 1915. Age 26. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Buckingham. Son of William Laight Applin and Alice Harriett Applin, of Wolverton. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave B. 68.
±* ARNOLD Christopher John
Staff Sergeant (Armourer) 26162, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force. Died 19th November 1918. Age 29. Born 29th December 1888 in Wolverton. Son of Louisa Maria and the late Sydney John Arnold of Old Wolverton. By trade a pattern maker. Previously in the 3rd Battalion, Victoria Rifles for 4 years. Enlisted 21st September 1914 in Valcartier, Canada, aged 25 years 8 months. Height 5ft 6½ins, girth 35½ins. Complexion fair, eyes grey, hair fair. Religion Church of England. Buried in south-west part of HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, WOLVERTON, Buckinghamshire. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 242 - 14
± BAKER William Henry Wheeler/Driver TS/806, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in England Sunday 1st August 1915. Age 27. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Baker, of Buckingham St., Wolverton, Bucks; husband of E. A. Baker, of 52, Thompson St., New Bradwell. Buried in ST.JAMES CHURCHYARD, NEW BRADWELL (OR STANTONBURY), Buckinghamshire
± BARCOCK Herbert R No further information currently
± BECKWITH Maurice F No further information currently
  BERRY O No further information currently
± BIDDISCOMBE Arthur J No further information currently
±* BILLINGHAM John Askham Airman 1st Class 7987, 9th Squadron, Royal flying Corps. Died Sunday 11th November 1917. Age 25. Son of Manning and Mary Billingham, of 21, Cambridge St., Wolverton. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. I. 123.
± BOOTH Cecil H No further information currently
± BRAWN Walter No further information currently
± BROWN George H Private 34855, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 16th May 1917. Born Holcot, Hampshire, enlisted and resident Wolverton. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
± BUCKNELL James William [Also listed as BUCKNALL] Private 14224, 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action Monday 15th May 1916. Born Stamford, Lincolsnhire, enlisted Huddersfield, resident Wolverton. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Grave I. A. 38.
± BURGESS Edwin Hugh Private 13371, 12th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in the Balkans Monday 28th August 1916. Age 24. Born Northampton, enlisted Birmingham, resident Wolverton. Son of Thomas and Harriet Burgess, of Milton Keynes. Formerly 16291, Worcestershire Regiment. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 2345.
± BUSH Dennis E Private 203189, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 22nd August 1917. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Bletchley. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
  CALLOW S No further information currently
± CASBEARD Cyril No further information currently
  CASTLE Eric [James]
Note: Died World War 2. 3rd Engineer, MV Pelayo (Liverpool), Merchant Navy. Died in the sinking of the MV Pelayo on 15th June 1942 by German U boat U552. Aged 24. Son of Robert James and Edith Elizabeth Castle of 32 Radcliffe Street. Married on 7 December 1941 to Rose Elizabeth Henson of Stony Stratford - no surviving children. Had a twin sister, Evelyn, and a younger sister, Muriel, my mother. Both still living. He had lived at 32 Radcliffe Street, less than 100 yards from where the memorial stands in Wolverton Square. He was qualified as an Engineer, and worked at Allen's of Bedford before joining the Merchant Navy as a 3rd Engineer. He served on the Malta runs and had survived two sinkings by torpedo (once on the Pizarro, 31/1/1941, the other not known. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 80.

Copyright & Courtesy © Robert Brown 2008

± CAVES Donald Paxton
Rifleman R/43987, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds Tuesday 3rd September 1918. Age 19. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Holborn, Middlesex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Caves, 150, Windsor St., Wolverton. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXV. J. 23A.
± CAVES Harold A
No further information currently
±* CLARKE Albert
Corporal 265268, 2/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 22nd August 1917. Age 21. Born Wolverton, enlisted Wolverton. Son of Mrs. Emma Amelia Clarke, of 71, Stratford Rd., Wolverton. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
± CLAY Henry
No further information currently
± COLE Frank Harold
Driver 69166, 2nd Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died at the 14th Field hospital 19th December 1917. Aged 22. Born in January 1895 to parents John and Minnie (nee Hands) Cole, of Buckingham Street, Wolverton. Brother to John George James Cole (see below). Employed before enlistment as a Postman. He enlisted 29th March 1915 at Reading, He married Lottie Hutt on the 23rd May 1915 at Abington Registry office before being posted overseas. On the 15th September 1915 his Daughter Givenolin May Cole was born and it is unclear if he ever had the opportunity to meet her before his death. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, France. Plot 8. Row B. Grave 7.
± COLE F G John No further information currently
  COLE John George [James]
Serjeant 265164, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 26th August 1918. Aged 21. Born in June 1896 to parents John and Minnie (nee Hands) Cole of 11 Oxford Street, Wolverton. Brother to Frank Harold Cole (see above). Employed before enlistment was a Telegraph Messenger. Enlisted 30th March 1915 . No known grave. Commemorated on the GIAVERA MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 4A.
± COLEMAN John G
No further information currently
± COOK George
No further information currently
± COOK Harold
No further information currently
± COWNLEY Cecil Vernon
Private 26536, East Surrey Regiment. Died Thursday 22nd August 1918. Age 19. Son of Arthur and Louie Cownley, of 36, Western Rd., Wolverton, Bucks. Native of Great Harwood, Lancs. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme, France. Grave II. J. 9.
  CRANE G
No further information currently
± CROSS William H
No further information currently
± CUNNINGTON Wilfred
Able Seaman R/6257, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds (Gas) Tuesday 19th March 1918. Age 30. Son of Robert and Georgina Cunnington, of Keysoe, Beds.; husband of Florence Cunnington, of 29, Bedford St., Wolverton. Home town Wolverton. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. VI. D. 1A.
± DAVIES Frederick A F
No further information currently
± DAWSON Bertram
No further information currently
± DAWSON Thomas
No further information currently
± DICKENS Frank
No further information currently
  DIXON J
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± DOWNING John [S]
No further information currently
± ELLIOT Frederick
No further information currently
±* ELLIS George
Corporal 7752, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 9th May 1915. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7
±* ELLIS [Walter] Sidney
Private 9268, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 17th September 1914. Born old Wolverton, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
± ENO Alfred George
Private 203258, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 28th February 1917. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Wolverton. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D
± FESSEY Frederick Walter
Private (Bugler) 265121, 2nd/1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 22nd August 1917. Born and enlisted Wolverton. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
± FINCHER Frederick
No further information currently
± FLINT Alfred
Corporal 265722, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Thursday 16th August 1917. Age 34. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Wolverton. Son of John and Eliza Flint, of 10, School St., New Bradwell. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
± FLINT William
No further information currently
  FORRESTER A
No further information currently
± FORRESTER John Ernest
Private 10140, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th January 1915. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30.
± FRANCKLOW [Joseph] Thomas [James]
[Spelt FRANKLOW on memorial and listed as Tom J J FRANKLOW] Private 4206, 1st Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 17th July 1916. Aged 20. Only son of Joseph James and Susan Jane Francklow, of II, Bubble Avenue, Uitenhage, South Africa. Thomas's father, Joseph, had lived with his family at 32, Buckingham Street, Wolverton, but emigrated as a young man to South Africa in the late 1880s. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 C.
± FRENCH Albert Edward
Rifleman C/7259, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Thursday 15th June 1916. Age 16. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted St Pancras, Middlesex. Buried in HYDE PARK CORNER (ROYAL BERKS) CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave B. 2.

Photographs Copyright © Richard Hands 2016

± GASCOYNE Jesse
Sergeant 13332, 7th Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Volunteer. Enlisted 1914 at Oxford. Born at Haversham Bucks. Son of Henry and Dinah Gascoyne. Husband of Dorothy. Died at home December 1920. Buried in WOLVERTON CEMETERY.
± GOODRIDGE Arthur George
Private 6993, 1st (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action Sunday 8th October 1916. Age 26. Enlisted and resident Wolverton. Son of Frederick George and Elizabeth Goodridge, of 24, Bedford St., Wolverton. Formerly 21974, S.L.I. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B.
± GOOM George William
Private 9828, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th November 1914. Age 19. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Northampton. Son of James Goom, of 22, Buckingham St., Wolverton. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.
± GREGORY George W
No further information currently
± GRIFFITHS John
[Listed as GRIFFITH on SDGW & CWGC and memorial plaques] Sapper 99117, 81st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Saturday 18th November 1916. Age 31. Born Wolverton, enlisted Coventry, Warwickshire. Son of Thomas and Sarahann Griffith, of 24, Young St., Wolverton. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D
± HARDWICK Albert
Private 25903, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Tuesday 1st May 1917. Age 37. Born Worcester, enlisted Bletchley, resident Wolverton. Son of Thomas and Susan Hardwick, of Jasmine Cottage, Oldbury, Bridgnorth, Salop; husband of Louise Doris Hardwick, of 22, Anson Rd., Wolverton. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.
± HARRIS Charles J
No further information currently
± HELLENBURGH Arthur
Lance Corporal 23932, 145th Brigade, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action. Monday 9th April 1917. Age 20. Born and enlisted Wolverton. Son of Charlotte Hellenburgh, of 89, Ledsam St., Wolverton, and the late George Edwin Hellenburgh. Formerly 1654, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I A. 2.
± HERBERT Frederick James
Rifleman 652517, 1st/21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 8th October 1916. Age 23. Born Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Bletchley, resident Wolvberton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Herbert, of 15, Jersey Rd., Wolverton. Formerly 21834, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C.
± HODGSON [Frank] Sidney
[Listed as S Fred Hodgson on memorial plaques] Private 266221, 2nd/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 19th July 1916. Age 20. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Wolverton. Son of J. H. Hodgson, of 47, Cambridge St., Wolverton. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 83 to 85.
± HOPKINS Benjamin
No further information currently
± JENNINGS Maxwell T L
No further information currently
± JENNINGS Reginald
No further information currently
± KEWLEY George Raymond
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 20th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
± KEWLEY John Tasker
Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th January 1917. Age 24. Son of the Rev. Joseph Kewley and Mrs. Elizabeth Abigail Kewley, off 22, Stafford Road, Warrington. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave XXIII. M. 17.

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

Volume 1, Part 2, Page 193. KEWLEY, John Tasker. Lieutenant, Acting Captain, 6th (Service) battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. 2nd son of the Rev. Joseph Kewley, of 125, Church Street, Wolverton co. Bucks, Wesleyan minister by his wife, Elizabeth Abigail, dau of the late Richard Roberts, of Harbour Island, Bahamas, and brother to 2nd Lieut G.R.Kewley(q.v).

Born Harbour Island, aforesaid, 26-7-1892; educated Kingswood school, Bat and Brasenose College, Oxford (Natural Science Scholar), where he took his honours final in Chemistry and mineralogy in June 1914; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. North Lancashire Regiment 29th Aug 1914, and promoted Lieutenant 11th Aug 1915; served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli from June 1915; was invalided to Egypt end of Sept 1915; served with the Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia from March 1916, and died at the Field Ambulance 16th Jan 1917 from wounds received in action near Kut - El - Amara. Buried on the left bank of the Shat - El - Hai River.

Major W.J.Cragg wrote "J. T. Kewley was twice recommended for reward - once after Sanna - i - Yat, 9th April, 1916 and again after the advance 15 - 16 Dec, and we all hope that he may get something". Unm.

± KING Harry Norman
[Listed as Henry on memorial tablets] Private 9438, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in Mesopotamia Thursday 8th June 1916. Age 25. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Oxford. Son of J. G. H. King, of 38, Bedford St., Wolverton. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.
± KING Sydney Stanton
[Spelt Sidnewy on CWGC and SDGW] Lance Corporal 19313, 95th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 1st October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Stantonbury, enlisted Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Son of Mrs. E. King, of 75, Green Lane, Wolverton, Bucks. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave IV. G. 5.

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

Volume 2, Part 4, Page 99 - KING, Sydney Stanton - L-Corpl, No 49313, Royal Engineers

Youngest son of Ebenezer King, of 75 Green Lane, Wolverton co. Bucks, by his wife Anne Elizabeth, dau. of G. Edward Stanton, of Newport Pagnell; born Stantonbury, co. Bucks, 17th May, 1894; educated Wolverton aforesaid; was appreticed to the Wolverton Crriage Works; enlisted 3rd Sep, 1914; contracted pneumonia and rheumatism; on recovery served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Aug 1917, and was killed in action near Polygon Wood 1st Oct. following. Buried there. The Coy Quartermaster Sergt at the depot, Newark wrote: "I knew him very well, as for many months he was actually employed under me, and at the time he was taken ill in 1915 I looked after him until he was taken into a billet, where the people looked after him like a son. I also recommended him for the Lance Corporal stripe, which he held, and should have recommended him still further if promotion had come along, as I always considered him a very straightforward, hard working and honest lad, and was very sorry when he left Newark." Unm

± KITCHENER Arthur Thomas
Private 1884, 2nd (South Midland) Mounted Field Ambulance (Territorial Force), Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Sunday 27th June 1915. Born Loughton, enlisted Stony Stratfird, resident Wolverton. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave II. F. I8.
± KNIGHT Leonard
No further information currently
± LAMBLE Frank
No further information currently
± LAWSON Horace M
No further information currently
± LLOYD Arthur Lewis
Private 61048, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action Sunday 20th August 1916. Age 21. Born Wolverton, enlisted London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Lloyd, of Wolverton. Appears in "The National Union of Teachers War Record" published by Hamilton House in 1920 - page 64 - states "Newport Pagnell association NUT, Lloyd, Arthur Lewis, Private R.A.M.C, School Teacher at 39 Victoria Street, Wolverston, Bucks". Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Grave I. D. 9.
± LONG Dennis
No further information currently
± LONG Leonard A
No further information currently
± LOVESEY Thomas M O
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± LUCK William
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±* MANDER Albert Victor
Private 3844, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 14th August 1916. Age 18. Son of Mrs. Annie Mander, of Grinley Cottage, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D
± McMILLAN [Alexander] Donald
Private 32407, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 4th October 1917. Age 24. Born London, enlisted Bletchley, resident Wolverton. Son of Thomas and Jenny McMillan, of 150, Cambridge St., Wolverton. Formerly 4621, Middlesex Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 77 to 79 and 163A.
± MEACHAM Alfred James
Sergeant 1209, 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds Thursday 24th August 1916. Age 22. Born and enlisted Wolverton. Son of Alfred Meacham, of 42, Aylesbury St., Wolverton. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave III. E. 29.
* MILDMAY Bouverie Walter St John
Second Lieutenant, 70th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed whilst flying at Doullens 16th April 1918. Age 19. Buried at GEZAINCOURT, France.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
BOUVRIE WALTER St.JOHN MILDMAY
2ND LIEUT. 70TH SQUADRON ROYAL FLYING CORPS
ONLY SON OF THE VICAR OF THIS PARISH
WHO WAS KILLED WHILST FLYING AT DOULLENS
APRIL 16 1918 AGED 19 YEARS
BURIED AT GEZAINCOURT FRANCE.
"be thou faithful unto death
and i will give thee a crown of thorns" rev.8.10

± MILES Albert
No further information currently
± MILLWARD Eric George
Sapper WR/270939, 27th Light Railway Worksops company, Royal Engineers. Died at home Tuesday 16th July 1918. Age 24. Born Old Bradwell, enlisted Bletchley, resident Wolverton. Son of George Lewis Millward, of 11, Glyn Square, Wolverton, and the late Adelaide Mina Millward. Buried in WOLVERTON CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Grave N. 59.
± MONK Alfred Rowland
Private G/243, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action Friday 30th November 1917. Age 30. Born Pottersbury, enlisted Folkstone, Kent, resident Wolverton. Son of the late George and Elizabeth Monk. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panle 3.
± MONK George Herbert
Artificer 5929, Army Cyclist Corps. Killed in action Friday 17th December 1915. Age 30. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex. Son of the late George and Elizabeth Monk. Buried in WOLVERTON CEMETERY, WOLVERTON, Buckinghamshire. Grave G. 71.
± MORRIS William James
Private TR/8/17652, 53rd (Y.S.) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died at home Friday 4th October 1918. Born Stony Stratford, enlisted Bletchley, resident Wolverton. Buried in WOLVERTON CEMETERY, WOLVERTON, Buckinghamshire. Grave N. 2018.
± NEAL Herbert James
Gunner 35185, 123rd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 8th May 1915. Son of James and Leah Neal, of 6, Manor Cottage, Old Wolverton, Bucks. Commemorated in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial 2.
± PASS Ernest A F
No further information currently
± PENNY Bernard Willoughby
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers/ Died Saturday 18th August 1917. Age 22. Son of Edmund John Penny, M.D. and Annie Sophia Penny, of "Yiewsley," Wolverton, Bucks. Educated at St. Edward's School, Oxford and afterwards Theological Student at King's College, London University. Buied in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave IV. B. 17.
± PHAUP George W
Private 263283, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died Tuesday 23rd April 1918. Age 28. Son of Hannah and the late James Phaup, of 8, Morphet Grove, Claypit Lane, Leeds. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. C. 12.
± PITTAM George
Private 12882, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died Sunday 3rd September 1916. Age 26. Son of Mrs. Pittam, of 92, Church St. Wolverton, and the late Mr. W. Pittam. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D
± POYNTER William John
Sapper 43822, 20th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Saturday 22nd July 1916. Age 24. Born Wolverton, enlisted Warwick. Son of William Thomas and Louisa Poynter; husband of Frances May Poynter, of Leamington Spa. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VIII. C. 43A.
± RAFFE Albert [E]
No further information currently
± ROBINSON Frank
Private 9473, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in the Persian Gulf Monday 22nd November 1915. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Oxford. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.
± ROBINSON George
No further information currently
± ROBINSON Thomas Archibald [Roger]
Private 265243, 2/1st Bucks Battallion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Aged 20. Born Newport Pagnell, enlisted Wolverton. Son of Walter Joseph and Fanny Robinson, of 110, Victoria St., Wolverton, Bucks. Commemorated on family gravestone in Wolverton Cemetery. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
± RUDDLESDIN Leonard
Private 265678, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Tuesday 15th August 1916. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Wolverton. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D
± SANDERS Albert Edward
[Spelt SAUNDERS on CWGC] Sapper 1251, 1/2nd West Riding Div. Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Monday 3rd July 1916. Enlisted Sheffield, resident Wolverton. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.
± SANDERS Frederick W
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± SAUNDERS Leonard
Private 38120, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action Friday 12th October 1917. Age 36. Born Shipdham, Norfolk, enlisted Bletchley, resident Wolverton. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Saunders, of Broadmoor Farm, Carbrooke, Norfolk; husband of Gertrude Saunders, of 72, Anson Rd., Wolverton. Formerly 29036, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162.
± SAVAGE Herbrt G
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± SCOTT Walter
Private 9274, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in the Persian Gulf Saturday 3rd July 1915. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Oxford. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave V. C. 13.
± SEVERNE William Herbert
Private 9048, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died Friday 27th August 1915. Age 40. Husband of Kate Severne, of 66, Western Rd., Wolverton. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. C. 5.
± SHAW Edmund F
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± SHAW William J
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± SIMMS Albert Thomas
Private 36208, 2/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 3rd April 1918. Age 35. Born Stantonbury, enlisted Bletchley, resident Wolverton. Son of James William and Areabella Simms; husband of Annie Florence Simms, of 96, Victoria St., Wolverton. Buried in VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY, Aisne, France. Grave III. B. 35.
± SIMPSON Harold
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± SMITH Frederick C
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± SMITH Frederick W
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± SPONG Albert [Harry] H
Private 97, 1/1st (Buckinghamshire) Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinbghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd April 1915 at Ploegsteert Wood after being hit in the head by sniper fire. Born Stantonbury, Bucks, enlisted Wolverton. Buried in PLOEGSTEERT WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.
± SPONG William E
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± TEAGLE, MM Thomas W
Lance Corporal 15058, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died Thursday 4th Paril 1918. Age 23. Son of William Henry and Rose Teagle, of Wolverton; husband of Grace Marian Teagle, of Church Lane, Royston, Herts. Awarded the Military Medal (MM). Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. B. 22.
± TILLER Frederick Edward Wilfred
Able Seaman J/11328, H.M.S. "M15", Royal Navy. Died Sunday 11th November 1917. Age 23. Son of Frederick John Ambrose Tiller and Florence Tiller, of 35, Buckingham St., Wolverton. Born at Southampton. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 25.
±* TOWNSEND Harry
Corporal 2391, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordhsire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 22nd April 1916. Age 28. Enlisted Aylesbury, resident Wolverton. Son of Thomas and Agnes Flora Townsend; husband of Ethel Maud Townsend, of 175, Church St., Wolverton. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 20.
± TUCKER Edwin Harry
Lance Corporal 9937, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 25th September 1915 (SDGW states 29th May 1915). Born Stony Stratford, enlisted Oxford, resident Wolverton. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 83 to 85
± WALTON Harry N
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± WARD Arthur
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  WARRINGER Frank Edward
[Also spelt WORRINGER] Private 425703, 10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney), London Regiment. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Stony Stratford. Formerly 1857 Royal Army Medical Corps posted 12th Rifle Brigade.
± WATSON John Robert
Private 425704, 10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney), London Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 21st September 1917. Age 22. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Stony Stratford. Son of John Robert and Jane Watson, of Wolverton; husband of Jean Maud Watson, of 65, Floyd Rd., Charlton, London. Formerly 1877, Royal Army Medical Corps posted 12th Rifle Brigade. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave VI. C. 9.
± WATTS George
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± WEBBER Bryant Richard
Lance Corporal 9748, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in Ireland Tuesday 27th October 1914,. Age 20. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted London. Son of Francis and Fanny Fauset Webber, of 43, Windsor St., Wolverton, Bucks. Formerly 4584, Rifle Brigade. Buried in Cork Military Cemetery, commemorated on Special memorial in GRANGEGORMAN MEMORIAL HEADSTONES, CORK, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland. The Grangegorman (Cork) Memorial Headstones commemorate the graves of 83 war dead who are buried in Cork Military Cemetery, but whose graves could not be maintained there. The headstones of the 83 War Dead are arranged before the Grangegorman Memorial, which is located Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue outside the North-East boundary of Phoenix Park.
± WEBBER Francis W
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± WEBSTER Frederick James aka Fred
Rifleman S/397, " B " Company, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action Sunday 3rd September 1916. Age 29. Born Warrington, Lancashire, enlisted Birmingham, resident Wolverton. Son of John William and Elizabeth Webster, of 22, Western Rd., Wolverton. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.
± WELFORD Reginald
Private 104899, 54th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Thursday 25th April 1918. Age 24. Son of Harry and Elizabeth S. Welford, of 33, Anson Rd., Wolverton. Buried in HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave III. E. 10.
± WEST Arthur C
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± WEST George William
Rifleman 5675, 21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 18th September 1916. Born Bradwell, enlisted Oxford, resident Wolverton. Formerly 22541, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Grave II. H. 52.
± WILLIAMS Harry
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± WORRINGER Frank F
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO DIED FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1939-1945
± ADAMS E F
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± BERRY O J
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± CALLOW S R
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± CASTLE E J
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± CLARKE E R
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± CRANE G
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± DIXON J W
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± DOWLEN Francis John
Gunner 1119757, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Monday 20th August 1945. Age 39. Son of John Cheeseman Dowlen and Emma Frances Dowlen, of Stony Stratford. Prisoner of war. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 6. D. 66.
± DRAPER Albert Manning
Able Seaman C/JX 265964, H.M.S. "Canopus", Royal Navy. Died Saturday 16th October 1943. Age 33. Husband of Elsie Evelyn Draper, of Wolverton. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave 5. F. 10.
± GRACE Harry Charles
Sapper 2020742, Royal Engineers attached 39 Fortress Company, West African Engineers, R.W.A.F.F. Died Wednesday 25th November 1942. Age 22. Son of Harry and Nellie Grace, of Wolverton. Buried in KING TOM CEMETERY, FREETOWN, Sierra Leone. Grave 8. D. 4.
± GREGORY Thomas
Carpenter, S.S. City of Ripon (Hull), Merchant Navy. Died Wednesday 11th November 1942. Age 32. Son of Wallace and Annie Gregory, of Wolverton; husband of G. Gregory, of Stony Stratford. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 30.
± HANDS John
Flight Sereant 1390983, 415 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Missing in action presumed dead 13 July 1944. Aged 32. Son of Uriah and Lavinia Hands; husband of Marjorie M. E. Hands, of Hythe, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 218.

He was a co-pilot stationed with the Royal Canadian Air Force. In the early hours on 13th July 1944 he took off in his Wellington Bomber with the other six crew members to patrol from the Frisian Islands off the Dutch coast down to Dunkirk off the French coast on a anti-shipping operation specifically against German E-Boats. The two other aircraft on sortie returned home but Wellington "G" was reported missing. From German archives it appears that night fighter flown by Uffz Wilsch (7/NJG1) shot down Wellington "G" at 02:30 hrs from an altitude of 400 Meters off Ameland.

John Hands was the eldest and only son of Uriah and Lavinia Hands and was born in 1911 at 94 Windsor Street, Wolverton. He married Marjorie M E Silversides and moved to Hythe, Kent where he became a Policeman in the Kent police force.

He his is also listed on the fallen policemen memorial for Kent Constabulary.

  HAZELL Arthur Leonard
Master, S.S. N.C. MONBERG, Merchant Navy. Died on Sunday 15th December 1940. Age 35. Son of Harry Louis and Frances Elizabeth Hazell, of Wolverton; husband of Charlotte Hazell. Buried in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, WOLVERTON, Buckinghamshire.
± HOBIN Bernard Ambrose
Able Seaman C/SSx 12735, H.M.S. Sherwood, Royal Navy. Died Saturday 16th November 1940. Age 30. Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Hobin, of Wolverton. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 35,3.
± MALLARD J [W]
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± MASKELL J
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± MAX John Hornsby
Captain 137383, Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died Tuesday 6th June 1944. Age 25. Son of David John and Mary Elizabeth Max, of Old Stratford. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave IVA. H. 20.
± MILLS Jack
Trooper 7911562, 'A' Squadron, 7th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 16 June 1941. Aged 25. Son of Oscar and Lilian Mills, of Wolverton, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 23.
± MORRIS Neville Francis Nugent
Flying Officer 181171, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 16th November 1944. Age 20. Son of Richard Edmund and Annie May Morris, of Wolverton. Buried in NICOSIA WAR CEMETERY, Cyprus. Grave 3. A. 5.
± PEARSON R A
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± SCRIVENER Cyril Victor
Driver 249475, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Friday 3rd October 1947. Age 41. Son of George and Ethel Scrivener, of Wolverton; husband of Cecilia G. Scrivener, of Chorley, Lancashire. Buried in WOLVERTON CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Sec. H. Grave 17.
± SIGWART George Vincent
Sergeant 1601889, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 7th August 1943. Age 29. Son of Emil and Sophie Sigwart, of Wolverton; husband of Joyce Eileen Sigwart, of Wolverton. Buried in WOLVERTON CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Sec. B. R.C. Sec. Grave 304.
± SMART J H
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± TYSON C H
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± WINTER R
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