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ASHDON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Kim Andrews; Researched Martin Edwards 2015

The Ashdon Parish memorial is to be found within All Saints Church, Ashdon, to the left of the North door and takes the form of two tablets, the First World War tablet is surrounded by a frame and is inscribed with gilt lettering, the names being in two columns; the Second World War tablet is made of stone with black lettering. There are 23 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2.

 
Photographs Copyright © Kim Andrews 2010

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN SACRED MEMORY
OF
THE MEN OF ASHDON
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918

BARTRAM
Robert [George]
Lance Corporal 21728, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 5 October 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Ashdon, enlisted Warley. Son of John J. and Mary Ann Bartram, of Church End, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Essex. Native of Ashdon. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row D. Grave 5A.
BYATT
Edwin Charles
Private 48107, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of Lodon Regiment). Killed in action 10 August 1917. Aged 20. Born Ashdon, enlisted Warley, resident Saffron Walden. Son of Thomas and Emma Byatt, of Barham Cottage, Linton, Cambs. Born at Little Sampford, Essex [CWGC]. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 8.
CHAPMAN
Arthur
Private 3/3511, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 6 August 1915. Born and resident Ashdon, enlisted Saffron Walden. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 144 to 150 or 229 to 233.
CORNELL
Charles
Corporal 8112, 3rd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 27 January 1918. Aged 32. Born Ashdon, enlisted Saffron Walden. Son of Philiph and Matha Cornell, of Ashdon, Saffron Walden; husband of Elizabeth Fanny Cornell, of Church St., Burham, Rochester. Buried East of the church in CLIFFE (ST. HELEN) CHURCHYARD, Kent.
DERADOUR
Thomas
Private 841947, 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 5 May 1917. Aged 19. Born 23 September 1897 in St Albans, Herts. Son of Clara Ann Deradour, of 8, Hatfield Rd., St. Albans, Herts, England, and the late H. Deradour. Machinist by trade. Enlisted 22 March 1916 at Sherbrooke, Quebec, canada, passed fit 21 March, aged 18, height 5 feet 4 inches, girth 33 inches, complexion fair to medium, eyes brown, hair brown, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2453 - 63
FREEMAN
James
Able Seaman 217677, H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Navy. Lost in action off Coronel, on the coast of Chile, 1 November 1914. Aged 28. Born 12 June 1886 in Ashdon. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Freeman, of Ashdon, Essex; husband of Emily Mary Freeman, of 14, Melina Rd., Shepherd's Bush, London. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 2.
HARRIS
B
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KENT
A
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KENT
Edward
Serjeant 8774, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 11 February 1916. Aged 25. Born Ashdon, enlisted York. Son of Richard and Ellen Kent, of 9, Church End, Ashdon, Saffron Walden. His brother Fred Kent also fell [see below]. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Blegium. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 3.
KENT
Fred
Lance Corporal 7345, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 31 March 1915. Aged 27. SBorn Saffron Walden, enlisted York, resident London. Son of Ellen Kent, of 9, Church End, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Essex. His brother E. Kent also fell [see above]. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 7. Grave 9.
KETTERIDGE
Joseph [John]
Private 15569, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 27 September 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Ashdon, enlisted Saffron Walden. Son of York and Jessie Lois Ketteridge, of Mill Cottage, Ashdon, Essex. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 3.
MARSH
Thomas [Frederick]
Private 29675, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 7 February 1919. Aged 31. Son of Mrs. Honor Woodley, of 15, Church End, Ashdon, Saffron Walden.Buried in ASHDON CEMETERY, Essex. Plot/Row/Section 6. Grave 62.
ROWELL, MM
George [Edward]
Serjeant 204938, 15th (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 October 1918. Aged 26. Enlisted Colchester, resident Saffron Walden. Son of Arthur E. and Charlotte Elizabeth Rowell, of Parley Beams, Earls Colne, Essex. Native of Ashdon, Saffron Walden. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 1250, Essex Yeomanry. His brother Henry Robert Rowell also fell. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row K. Grave 10.
ROWELL
J
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SMITH
Charles
Private 5679, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Died of wounds in Salonika 28 May 1917. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Saffron Walden. Son of Catherine Smith, of Stevenston's End, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Essex, and the late Joseph Smith. Formerly 21901, Essex Regiment. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 7.
SMITH
F W
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SMITH
W E
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SMITH
William Thomas
Private 21902, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Born Ashdon, enlisted Warley, resident Saffron Walden. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.
STEWART
[George] William
Lance Corporal 9128, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 21 November 1915. Born Shrimpling, Suffolk, enlisted Cambridge. Son of George Stewart, of Keeper's Cottage, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Essex. Buried in CHICHESTER CEMETERY, Sussex. Plot/Row/Section 121. Grave 30.
TAYLOR
Benjamin Harold
Private 1560, 2/1st Battalion, Essex Yeomanry. Died 8 January 1915. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. Mary Taylor, of Ashdon. Buried in ASHDON CEMETERY, Essex.
WEBB
Walter
Private 16470, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 15 October 1917. Born and resident Ashdon, enlisted Warley. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 4.
WILLIAMS
Thomas
Shoeing Smith 891599, "A" Battery, 270th Born Ashdon, enlisted Bishop's Stortford. Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Palestine 3 August 1917. Aged 29. Son of Elizabeth A. Williams, of Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Essex, and the late James Williams. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section D. Grave 35.
WILSON
E
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PAX INVICTIS
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
1939-1945
BALDWIN
[Edward] William
Pilot Officer 134505, 104 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14 October 1942. Aged 31. Son of Edward William and Emily Elizabeth Baldwin; husband of Mary Ethel Baldwin, of Ashdon, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 238.
EVERITT
Elizabeth [Ann]
Civilian, aged 38, died 27 May 1944. Awarded the Albert Medal; of Puddlewharf Farm, Ashdon. Daughter of Elizabeth Ann Moralee, of London Road, Great Chesterford, and of the late Nicholas Moralee; widow of Reginald Everitt. Died at Ashdon. An extract from The London Gazette dated 21 July 1944, records the following:-"The King has been pleased to approve that the Albert Medal be awarded posthumously to Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Everitt, in recognition of the conspicuous gallantry which she displayed in her efforts to rescue the crew of a burning aircraft which crashed, loaded with bombs, into a field near her home. Two of the bombs subsequently exploded, killing her instantly.". Buried in ASHDON.
FURZE
James
probably Luke James FURZE, Sergeant 748526, 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 September 1940. No nown grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 14.
PEPLOE
Robert
Private 14384055, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light iNfantry. Died 15 September 1944. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles John Peploe, of Clacton, Essex. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVI. Row C. Grave 5.

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