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TADLOW WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2001 Dave Edwards
additional RFC/RNAS/RAF information David Manning

These names are taken from the Roll of Honour in the Church.
The full Roll lists those who served as well.

There were no Second World War casualties.

1914 - 1918

DANBY
Frederick William Leopold
Private G/36848, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, died 23 October 1918, age 23, Born Bottisham, Cambs, enlisted Biggleswade, Beds. Son of Mrs. Martha Danby, of 18, Beach Rd., Clacton-on-Sea. Roll of Honour in church gives Regiment as East Surrey Regiment, but also states that he died on this date in Russia both the CWGC and SDGW state Royal Sussex. Buried: MURMANSK NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Russian Federation.
LYON
Ernest William
Private 326794, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, died of wounds 26 August 1918, age 24. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Margaret J. Crowley (formerly Lyon), of 59, Oswald St., Liverpool, and the late James Lyon. Formerly 4527, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried: DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France.
MEAD
George
Private 60172, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action 3 August 1917, age 29. Resident Royston, enlisted Bedford. Son of James and Susan Mead, of 66, Tadlow, Royston, Herts. Formerly 5523, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
GUBBIN
John Richard Francis
Second Lieutenant, 47th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, died of wounds 20 November 1917. Roll of Honour in Church states that he died of wounds received at Salonica whilst a PoW in Bulgaria, verified by the SDGW. Son of the late Dr. Brendon Gubbin, of Bristol. Married Enid L Cooper in Bristol between July and September 1914. Emigrated to Rhodesia at age 17, where he bought a farm. Returned to UK, with his wife and young son, and was commissioned in RFC. Severely wounded and taken POW 29 October 1917, flying Armstrong-Whitworth FK.8, with observer 1 A/M T.H.Bury (POW), during bombing raid by 5 aircraft of 47 Sqn. to Cestevo ammunition dump. The formation was attacked by 8 enemy fighters and lost 2 aircraft. Gubbin was wounded in the left arm, back and leg (which was later amputated). Before he died, he was able to write a letter (forwarded by the Red Cross at Geneva) to his wife, giving details of his capture. (See "Over the Balkans and South Russia 1917-1919" by H.A. Jones MC pub.1923) Buried in SKOPJE BRITISH CEMETERY, Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Rep. of.

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