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ALDBURY - WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2003 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards

The memorial takes the form of a plaque of the left hand wall of the nave in St John the Baptist church..

Photographs Copyright ©
2003 - Carolynn Langley

TO THE GREAT GLORY OF ALMIGHTY GOD
TO THE HONOUR
OF THOSE WHO FROM THIS PARISH SERVED
WITH THE FORCES IN THE GREAT WAR
AND IN DUTIFUL MEMORY OF THE
TWENTYSIX MEN WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES

1914-1919

BALDWINArthur John

Rifleman 42085, 16th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action Thursday 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Tring, resident Albany, Tring. Formerly 31663, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. G. 19.

BURCHLouis Albert [Bertie]

Private G/15207, "C" Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 21st October 1916 with British Expeditionary Force. Age 23. Born Aldbury, enlisted Tring. Son of George and Eliza Burch, of Aldbury. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.

DELDERFIELDWilliam

Private 55726, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 26th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Cheddington, Bucks, resident and enlisted Watford. Son of William and Annie Delderfield, of Aldbury, Herts.; husband of Ivy Delderfield, of 23, Bridge St., Berkhamsted, Herts. Buried in MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave I. B. 12.

DUMPLETONCharles William

Private 7983, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 7th November 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and resident Aldbury, enlisted Berkhamsted. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dumpleton, of 70, Ellismere Rd., Berkhamsted, Herts. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

EATONErnest

No further information currently

EDDON James Edward

Corporal S4/218803, Deputy Assist. Director of Labour H.Q. (Dieppe), Royal Army Service Corps. Died Sunday 16th February 1919. Age 32. Husband of Mimlie Eliza Eddon, of 13, Shrublands Avenue, Berkhamsted, Herts. Buried in JANVAL CEMETERY, DIEPPE, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave II. G. 1.

EDENGeorge

Private 12618, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 19th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Aldbury, enlisted Hertford, resident Tring. Son of William and Maria Eden, of 12, Railway Cottages, Tring, Herts. Native of Aldbury, Tring. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XIV. C. 8A.

EDWINEdward H

No further information currently

FOWLERGeorge W

Private 266500, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 17th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Enlisted Hertford, resident Aldbury. Son of George and Elizabeth Fowler, of Aldbury. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Grave VI. A. 13.

JELLIS Arnold W

Acting Bombardier 83032, "C" Battery, 72nd Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 30th August 1017 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Enlisted Watford, resident Harefield, Middlesex. Son of Walter and Alice Jellis, of 17, Barrack Row, Aldbury. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. D. 2.

LINESRoland Walter

Lieutenant, 1st Field Company, Canadian Engineers. Died Saturday 9th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Aldbury 14th March 1877. Son of John James and Mary Lines, of Aldbury, Tring, England. Architect (Edmonton, Alberta). Architect and engineer by profession. Enlisted 15th January 1915 at Edmonton, Canada, aged 37. Height 5ft 7¼ins, girth 38½ins, complexion fair, eyes grey, hair dark brown. Religion Church of England. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave I. K. 4. National Archives of Canada Accession reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5659 - 10

MARSHSidney

Private 3409, 3rd Company, Australian Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action Friday 21st September 1917 in France & Flanders at Nonne Bosschen which was taken the previous day from the enemy. Age 25, born 4th March 1892. Emigrated to Australia aged 19. Religion Church of England. Resident of Wongan Hills, West Australia. Farmer by trade. Son of Daniel George and Elizabeth Ann Marsh, of Stanbridge Crossing, Leighton Buzzard. Native of Aldbury. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31. See Australian Roll of Honour document

MESSIEERJames

[Spelt MESSIER on CWGC] Private 121662, 22nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died Monday 9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Buried in NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY, THELUS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. F. 12.

PHILPOTAlbert George

Private 43605, 1st/6th (Territorial force) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died Saturday 26th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Aldbury, enlisted Watford. Formerly 51518, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave S. II. KK. 22.

REEDMAN, MM Arthur

Private 910228, "A" company, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Died Friday 27th September 1918. Age 26. resident Springside, Saskatawan, Canada. Born Northampton, 20th January 1892. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Reedman, of Aldbury, Hertford; husband of Elsie Maud Reedman, of 182, Earlham Rd., Norwich. Calling Probationer for Ministry. Enlisted 14th July 1916, age 24, at Winnipeg. Height 5ft 6½ins, girth 38ins, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair fair. Vision, right eye normal, left eye poor without glasses which cetificated him as a recruit for stretcher bearing only. Religion Methodist. Buried in QUARRY WOOD CEMETERY, SAINS-LES-MARQUION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. A. 18. National Archives of Canada Accession reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8126 - 16

REEDMANWilliam Edward

Lieutenant, 73rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died Sunday 26th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born Northampton, 17th August 1886. Student by trade. Enlisted 4th June 1915 at Winnipeg, aged28 years 10 months. Height 5ft 8ins, girth 39ins, complexion drak, eyes brown, hair dark brown. Religion Methodist. Son of Charles Edward and Sarah Reedman, of Aldbury, Tring, Herts; husband of Kathleen Reedman, of 52, Ceres Rd., Plumstead. B.A. of Wesley College, Winnipeg. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 74. National Archives of Canada Accession reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8126 - 26

SAUNDERSArthur

Private 16973, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Aldbury, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

SWABYStanley

Driver 48962, "A" Battery, 101st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died Sunday 8th October 1916 in Salonika. Born Aldbury, enlisted Mill Hill. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 545.

TURNEYEdward Charles

Private 36482, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 1st October 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident tring. Formerly 6012, Hertfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

TURNEYErnest

Private 14454, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 11th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Aldbury, enlisted Hertford. Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Turney, of The Bungalow, Aldbury. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

TURNEYReggie [Reginald] G

Private 36740, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 18th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Aldbury, enlisted Hertford. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave S. II. O. 8.

TURNEYThomas

Private 14549, Bedfordshire Regiment posted to Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Aldbury, enlisted Hertford. Commem,orated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5. (George Willmore died on the same day, same place, same Regiment - see below).

WELLINGGeorge

Drummer 10023, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday3rd november 1914 in France & Flanders. Born tring, enlisted Birmingham, resident Berkhamsted. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5 and 6.

WILKINCecil Charles Palmer

Air Mechanic 3rd Class 304551, Recruits Depot (Blandford), Royal Air Force. Died Thursday 24th October 1918. Age 17. Son of Charles Palmer Wilkin and Annie Wilkin, of Manor Croft, Berkhamstead, Herts. Buried in ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, ALDBURY, Hertfordshire.

WILLMORE, MM George

Lance Corporal 12590, Bedfordshire Regiment posted to Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Aldbury, enlisted Hertford. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5. (Thomas Turnery died on the same day, same place, same Regiment - see above).

WISSENDEN William Lewis

[Spelt WISENDEN on CWGC and National Archives of Canada] Private 859302, 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died Monday 28th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. T. 3. National Archives of Canada Accession reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10508 - 36

PRO PATRIA

On a diamond plaque on left of nave

IN
HONOURED
MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
WHILE SERVING IN THE
ARMED FORCES
DURING THE 2ND
GREAT WAR
R.I.P.

ALLINSON Claude

possibly Claude Robert James ALLISON, Singalman, C/JX 204575, H.M.S. Asphodel, Royal Navy. Died Thursday 9th March 1944. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 76,3.

BRADDING William Henry Thomas

Able Seaman, P/JX 314652, H.M.M.V. 501161-E, Royal Navy. Died Saturday 2nd January 1943. Age 20. Son of William and Henrietta Bradding, of Aldbury. Buried in KING'S LYNN CEMETERY, Norfolk. Sec. T. Grave 509.

BALDWIN Frederick

No further information currently

BUXTON Joseph

probably Joseph Gurney Fowell BUXTON, Captain 68895, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died Friday 23rd April 1943. Age 29. Son of Henry Fowell Buxton and Katherine Buxton; husband of Elizabeth Langley Buxton, of Tring, Hertfordshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Grave 9. C. 1.

EDWIN Edward Francis

Sergeant 742166, Pilot, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 14th November 1940. Age 24. Son of James Edwin and of Sarah Edwin (nee Fairfield), of Luton; husband of Clarice Daisy Edwin, of Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 1903B.

JELLEY Cyril Frederick

Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 133148, H.M.S. "Culver", Royal Navy. Died 31st January 1942. Aged 31. Son of Thomas and Mary Arm Jelley, of Tring, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 69, Column 1.

Note: HMS Culver was a Sloop of the Banff type, built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.). She was launched on 27 November 1928. At 23.31 hours on 31 January 1942, U-105 fired a salvo of four torpedoes at the Sierra Leone convoy SL-93, west of the BAy of Biscay, and observed two hits and a large explosion. Although the U-boat thought that they had hit an ammunition freighter, they had in fact hit HMS Culver (Y 87) (Lt.Cdr. R.T. Gordon-Duff, R.N.) that blew up with the loss of the commanding officer, seven officers and 118 ratings. There were only 13 survivors.

MOORCROFT Arthur

No further information currently

REEDMAN Ernest William

Warrant Officer 5948110, 2nd Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt. Died Sunday 26th May 1940. Age 26. Buried in RONCQ(BLANC-FOUR) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave 1.

THWAITES Thomas

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De SOISSONS Victor Eugene

Lieutenant 295061, Scots Guards. Died Tuesday 10th April 1945. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave 12. H. 14.

26 October 2004

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