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BALDOCK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed & researched
Rosalyn Knight, David Goble & Martin Edwards

The Baldock memorial is in the form of a large plaque on the wall in the memorial gardens. The memorial consist of five panels on the wall plus the nearby gates. The first world war names are listed by Regiment, there are 79 names. There are thirty-four names for the second world war; for ease of use the names have been sorted into alphabetical order for both wars. The memorial was first dedicated and unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire in February 1921. The War Memorial has recently undergone a facelift in line with the rest of Baldock Town centre (2009). Two additional wings have since been added to the memorial one on the left and one on the right and names have now been added to these.

Photograph Copyright © Rosalyn Knight 2004
Photograph Copyright © Paul Middleton 2016

OUR GLORIOUS DEAD

These men of Baldock gave their lives for freedom in the Great War 1914 1919

BIRD

Walter James
Corporal 18294, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17 July 1916. Aged 37. Born Bassingbourn, cambridgeshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Baldock. Son of Charles and Sarah Bird, of 157, Common View, Letchworth, Herts. Husband of Nora Clara Bird, of 17, Clarkes Lane, Baldock, Herts. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 23.

BONFIELD

Richard
Private 2921, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 8 May 1915. Age 23. Born Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Joseph and Emma Bonfield, of 13, Icknield Way, Baldock, Herts. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.

BOWSKILL

Edward
Lance Corporal 8182, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 April 1914. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

BRAMMER

James
Private 4/6946, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 29. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hertford. Son of John & Annie Brammer (his father died in the Autumn of 1910. Living at Norton End Baldock in 1901 census. Previously employed as a Bricklayer's Labourer. Siblings John (b. 1992), Alice (b. 1879) and Ethel Davis (b.1898). Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.

BRAY

John H
Private 5368, 1st Dragoons (Royal). Died of wounds 24 January 1916. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

BRAY

Percy Charles
Lance Corporal 18927, 2nd Battalion (Depot), Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 16 May 1918. Age 21. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Sarah Bray, of 18, Salisbury Rd., Baldock. Buried in BALDOCK CEMETERY, Baldock. Grave 7.

BROWN

Arthur Joseph
Private 14949, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Age 23. Born Hitchin, enlisted Royston, resident Bygrave. Son of Mrs. Ada Brown, of Bygrave, Baldock, Herts. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

BUCK

Arthur B
Private 101075, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 1 November 1917. Aged 27. Born 11 December 1889 in Baldock. Son of Charles A. and Agnes Buck, late of Baldock, Herts, England. Farmer by trade. Enlisted 22 July 1915 at Edmonton, Canada, aged 25 years 7 months, passed fit 29 July 1915, height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 34½ inches, complexion fair, eyes brown, hair dark red. He had a hare lip and cleft palate which is listed as a speech impediment. Religion Church of England. Next of kin given as Mrs, Coulson of Welwyn Garden City. Single man. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 10. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1233 - 58

BYGRAVE

Arthur William
Private 4310, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 May 1915. Aged 29. Born Hertford, resident Baldock. Husband of Maud Mary Bygrave, of 25, Icknield Way, Baldock, Herts. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 38.

BYGRAVE

William
Private 119638, 74th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Age 19. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Son of William and Lizzie Bygrave, of 22, Cemetery Rd., Baldock, Herts. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

CAIN

Frederick
Private 19447, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 2 July 1916. Age 26. Born and resident Hitchin, enlsited Bedfordshire. Son of the late Samuel and Hannah Cain, of Hitchin, Herts. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 21.

CHARTER

Walter
Private 269162, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born Cambridge, enlisted Hitchin, resident Baldock. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

CLEMENTS

George
Private 29478, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Mrs. R. E. Clements, of 16A, Horton St., Baldock, Herts. Buried in ST. MARTIN CALVAIRE BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 31.

CLEMENTS

John aka Jack
Private CH/12014, H.M.S. Hawke, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Lost when the ship was torpedoed in the North Sea, 15 October 1914. Aged 30. Son of John and Hetty Clements, of Baldock. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 7.

COLLINS

Reginald [Percy]
Corporal 10054, 9th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusilliers). Killed in action 30 September 1918. Born Chatham, Kent, enlisted Dublin, resident Baldock. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 10.

COLLINS

William Henry
Gunner 36279, 76th Battery, 10th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 28 December 1915. Aged 27. Born Dover, Kent, enlisted Dublin, Ireland. Son of W. H. and Isadora Isabella Collins, of 29, Pembroke Rd., Baldock, Herts. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Row O. Grave 8.

COLLIS

[Charles] George
Private 18326 on SDGW or 18325 on CWGC, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12 July 1916. Born Weston, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Baldock. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 33.

CONDER

Percy John William
Private 266969, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Hertford, resident Baldock. Son of Edward and Sarah Conder of 7 Jackson Street, Baldock. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

COOPER

Earnest
[Spelt Ernest on SDGW & CWGC] Lance Corporal 331067, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusilliers. Killed in action 2 November 1918. Aged 27. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hertford. Son of George and Annie Cooper; husband of Amy Maria Cooper, of Letchworth Lane, Letchworth. Formerly 105532, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Buried in LANDRECIES BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 62.

DOUGHTY

James W
Corporal 85128, "A" Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 15 February 1919. Aged 25. Son of William and Agnes Doughty, of 17, Glebe Rd., Letchworth. Born at Baldock, Herts. Buried in North-West corner of ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, FARNHAM ROYAL,. Buckinghamshire. Grave N.W. 984. (C.)

ELLIS

Frederick Francis
Private 17492, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 40. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ellis, of Clarke's Lane, Baldock; husband of Ellen Mary Ellis, of 30, Nightingale Way, Baldock, Herts. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

ELLIS

George [Edward]
Private 2518, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 November 1914. Aged 30. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hertford. Son of William Ellis, of The Hen and Chickens, 51, Clarke's Lane, Baldock, Herts. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

ELLIS

Thomas G
Royal Marine Light Infantry. No further information currently available.

ELLIS

Walter J
Private G/20084, 1st Battalion, Queen's OWn (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 1 June 1918. Born Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 37558, G. S. Cavalry. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES, Nord, France. Plot 4. Row A. Grave 9.

FAREY

Ralph [Ebenezer]
Private 19925, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Age 29. Born Royston, enlisted Bedford, resident Stevenage. Husband of Alice S. Farey, of 12, Kent Place, Union Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

FIELD

Alfred
Gunner 884596, "D" Battery, 23rd Brigade,Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Age 24. Born Bladock, enlisted Hertford. Son of Albert and Lydia Field, of 32, Cemetery Rd., Baldock, Herts. Buried in ATHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 7.

FIELD

Bertie
[Listed as Bedfordshire Regiment on memorial] Private 5702, 3rd/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 3 April 1916. Born Baldock, enlisted Bedford. Buried in BALDOCK CEMETERY, Baldock. Grave 214.

FIELD

James
Private 18331, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10 June 1917. Age 31. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Bedford. Husband of May M. Field, of 6, Calefonica, Baldock, Herts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row G. Grave 9.

FISHER

Charles
Private S/40167, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Enlisted Bedford. Buried in STE. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row L. Grave 7.

FITZJOHN

Alfred [W]
Private 10042, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 May 1915. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hertford. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 10.

GENTLE

Alfred
Gunner 55126, "A" Battery, 104th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 17 November 1916. Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, resident Baldock. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.

GENTLE

Arthur
Private 17426, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1916. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row H. Grave 6.

GENTLE

George
[Listed as Royal Garrison Artillery on memorial] Sapper 87799, 117th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died 3 July 1916. Aged 30. Son of George and Lizzie Gentle; husband of Lizzie Gentle, of Ivy Cottage, Orchard Rd., Walsworth, Hitchin, Herts. Native of Baldock, Herts. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 188.

GENTLE, MM

Oswald
Sergeant 10190, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Age 23. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hertford. Son of George and Elizabeth Gentle, of 64, Icknield Way, Baldock, Herts. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

GOSS

Henry Thomas aka Harry
Private 12656, H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Lost in action off Coronel, on the cost of Chilli, 1 November 1914. Age 36. Son of Matilda South (formerly Goss), of Baldock, Herts, and the late Thomas Goss. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 6.

HALLETT

Herbert
probably: Private 4649, 20th Hussars, Royal Horse Guards. Died 26 October 1914. Born Laceby, enlisted London, resident Brighton. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

HARRISON

Edwin George
Chief Cook 346362, H.M.S Hampshire, Royal Navy. Died 5 June 1916. Aged 31. Son of Edward H. and Mary A. Harrison, of 7, Icknield Way, Baldock, Herts; husband of the late Charlotte A. Harrison. Buried in LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Orkney. Row F. Grave 31A.Note: HMS Hampshire - Built Armstrong, Elswick, laid down September 1902, completed July 1905. On 31 May 1916 HMS Hampshire took part in the Battle of Jutland. On 5 June 1916 she was sunk by a mine with the loss of 650 men, most notably including Lord Kitchener.

HARWOOD

Arthur James
Private 27099, "D" Company, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 January 1918. Aged 25. Born Baldock, enlisted Bedford. Son of Lizzie Harwood; husband of Elizabeth Maud Harwood of Upper Caldecote, Biggleswade, Beds. Native of Baldock, Herts. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row H. Grave 21.

HILTON

Harry
Air Mechanic 1st Class F/23228, British Adriatic Squadron, 6th Wing, Royal Naval Air Service. Died 8 September 1917. Age 37. Son of Henry and Ellen Hilton, of Stotford, Beds; husband of Katie Hilton, of 28, Orchard Rd., Baldock, Herts. Buried in South East corner of OTRANTO TOWN CEMETERY, Italy.

HOWARD

Walter James
Acting Corporal 18800, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 August 1918. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Bedford. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 7.

HOWE, MM

Frederick John
Sergeant 20965, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Aged 25. Born Thriplow, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Baldock. Son of John Howe, of 75, Westfield Rd., West Ealing, London. Formerly 10150, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Awarded the Military medal (M.M.). Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.

JAMES

Willie
Private 38172, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1918. Aged 19.Born Norton, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Baldock. Son of Albert and Martha James, of 6, Orchard Rd., Baldock. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 22 to 25.

JELLIS

Charles [William]
Private CH/14274 (RMR/A/553), H.M.S. India, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 8 August 1915. Age 39. Son of Daniel and Ellen Jellis, of Baldock, Herts.; husband of Ada Jellis, of 7, Rhode St., Chatham. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 13.

KING

William
Private 31945, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 August 1917. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row T. Grave 26.

KING

Thomas
Royal Fusiliers. No further information currently availavle.

KINGSLEY

William J
Private 33995, 37th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers transferred to 64421 108th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Buntingford, enlisted Hitchin, resident Baldock. Husband of F. E. Kingsley, of 29, Nightingale Way, Baldock, Herts. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 27.

KITCHENER

Wilfred George
Lance Corporal 18797, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Age 21. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles Henry and Rachel Kitchener, of 36, Church St., Baldock, Herts. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

LANSCOMBE

George
Royal Inniskillings. No further information currently availavle.

MABBITT

Alfred
Private 7114, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 15 March 1915. Age 32. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted London. Son of Herbert and Ruth Mabbitt, of II, Jackson St., Baldock, Herts. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30.

MABBITT

Charles [William]
Private 9856, 1st Battalion, North Staffordshire. Died of wounds 1 May 1915. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Mill Hill, London. Buried in ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 11.

MOORE

Wilfred Henry
[Listed as William Henry on SDGW] Rifleman R/14127, 12th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 20. Born Chatteris, cambridgeshire, enlisted Hitchin, resident Baldock. Son of John William and Grace Mary Moore, of 8, Jackson St., Baldock. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A.

MOORE

Sidney W
Private 43177, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Age 22. Born Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Hitchin. Son of John William and Grace Mary Moore, of 8, Jackson St., Baldock, Herts. Formerly 27030, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

MORRIS

Frederick
Lieutenant, 3rd Scottish Horse. Drowned 27 May 1918. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

MOULES

Arthur
Private 2691 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.Killed in action 20 October 1918. Age 30. Born Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Husband of Maud Ellen Moules, of 30, Cemetery Rd., Baldock, Herts. Buried in ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 18.

MUSK

Alfred Walter
[Listed as Albert Walter on SDGW & CWGC] Private 266035, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Baldock. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 135.

NEAL

Percy John
Sapper 45015, 81st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 5 August 1915. Age 22. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted London. Son of David and Ellen Neal, of Hitchin St., Baldock, Herts. Buried in LA GORGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 1.

NEWDICK

Edward
Able Seaman 233545, H.M.S. Triumph, Royal Navy. Died 29 May 1915. Age 26. Son of William Frank and Annie Worker Newdick, of Baldock, Herts; husband of Jane Ann Duffield (formerly Newdick), of 8, Lily Place, Aberdour, Fifeshire. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 9.

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Alfred [Edward]
Sergeant 3/6527, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment attached Trench Mortar Battery. Died of wounds 18 June 1918. Aged 26. Born Clothal, enlsited Hitchin, resident Baldock. Son of Fredrick and Annie Isaline Page, of Baldock, Herts; husband of Phyllis Annie Page, of 204, Union St., Maidstone, Kent. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 26.

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Frank
Rifleman 12833, 7th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 9 December 1917. Age 19. Born Clothall, enlisted Luton, resident Baldock. Son of Frederick and Annie Page, of 6, Prospect Terrace, Baldock, Herts. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A.

PETERS

George Edwards
Sergeant 18641, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born, enlisted and resident Baldock. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

POULTER

Arthur Ephraim
[Listed as Bedfordshire Regiment on memorial; listed as PAULTER on CWGC] Private 266954, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 November 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident Baldock. Aged 25. Son of John and Emily Paulter, of Hitchin St., Baldock; husband of Lily Paulter, of 55, High St., Baldock, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 153.

POULTER

George [Benjamin]
Private 20599, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 18. Born Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Son of John and Emily Maria Poulter, of 23, Hitchin St., Baldock, Herts. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

SALE

Arthur Edward
Private 26615, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 14 October 1918. Age 44. Born Wallington, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Edward and Sarah Sale, of 37, Ickleford Rd. Hitchin, Herts; husband of Margaret Sale, of 12, Pembroke Rd., Baldock, Herts. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 624.

SAUNDERS

Edward Charles
[Listed as Edwin Charles on SDGW and CWGC] Private 18328, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1916. Age 24. Born and resident Baldock, enlsited Hitchin. Son of Edwin Thomas Saunders, of 34A, Church St., Baldock, Herts. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

SAUNDERS

Charles S
Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information currently available.

SCOOT

Arthur
Private 7085, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10 November 1914. Age 32. Born Baldock, enlisted Hitchin, resident Redhill, Surrey. Son of the late Joseph and Sarah Scoot, of Baldock, Herts. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III Row C Grave 14

SHAW-HELLIER

Arthur Joseph [Bradney]
Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in acion at Gallipoli 9 August 1915. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 134 to 136.

SHERWOOD

Herbert W aka Bert
Sergeant 20150, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th December 1917. Born and resident Bladock, enlisted Hitchin. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 5.

SMITH

Harold
Private 8394, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 11 January 1916. Born Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 5.

SMITH

Norman Samuel
Private 235252, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Enlisted Hitchin, resident Stevenage. Formerly 5934, Hertfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

SPICER

Joseph
Sergeant 14320, 63rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 22 September 1916. Age 34. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Joseph and Annie Spicer; husband of Alice Maud Spicer, of Radwell, Baldock, Herts. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXi. Row P. Grave 45.

SWAIN

Tom
Private 10343, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 May 1918. Killed in action 26 February 1915. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hertford. Aged 22. Son of Frederick and Mary Swain, of 36, Norton St., Baldock. Buried in R.E. FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 3.

TAYLOR

Victor [Abram]
Private 23248, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 24 August 1916. Age 19. Born Royston, enlisted Hertford. Brother of Annie Taylor, of Letchworth, Herts. Native of Bygrave, Baldock, Herts. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 3. Row E. Grave 4.

THRUSSELL

Arthur Samuel
Private 5732, 11th (Prince Albert's own) Hussars attached 2nd Life Guards. Died of wounds 16 May 1915. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Royston. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 78.

VEASEY

John Sherard
Lieutenant and Adjutant, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 12 March 1915. Age 26. Son of Charles James and Annie Lucy Veasey, of Langley, Oxted, Surrey. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 17 and 18.

WAYLOTT

Frank
[Spelt WAYLETT on SDGW and CWGC] Private 4/7095, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 March 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hertford. Son of the late George and Clara Elizabeth Waylett. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

WEBSTER

Bertie [Andrew]
Private 48832, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 41.

WEBSTER

William James
Private 18798, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 April 1917. Age 33. Born and resident Baldock, enlisted Hitchin. Son of William James Webster, of High St., Baldock, Herts; husband of E. M. Webster, of 2, Silver Hill, Royston, Herts. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 80.

WILSHIRE

Earnest Frederick
[Spelt Ernest on CWGC and SDGW] Private 241606, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 November 1917. Born Kensington, Middlesex, enlisted Hammersmith. Formerly 28635, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.

This tablet was Erected by their Fellow Townsmen

1939
After the Second World War the Memorial Gates,
Garden and Monument were added
1945

ASTLEY

Ronald
Private 5989499, Army Air Corps 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died 30 November 1942. Age 22. Son of William Thomas Astley and Alice Astley, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot II. Row A. Grave 3.

BARKER

Frederick H
Private 183872, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 15 October 1940. Age 25. Son of Arthur and Amie E. Barker, of Baldock. Buried in North-West Division of BALDOCK CEMETERY, Baldock. Grave 144.

BEALES

Harry George Arthur
Aircraftman 2nd Class 905638, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12 August 1940. Age 24. Son of Adam George Bertie and Ethel Sarah Ann Beales, of Baldock. Buried in North-West Division of BALDOCK CEMETERY, Baldock. Grave 147.

BIRD

Maurice Fredrick
Able Seaman D/SSX 35820, HMS Galatea, Royal Navy. Died 15 December 1941. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 46, Column 2.

BROAD

Ronald Frederick
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1336532, 198 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 September 1943. Aged 22. Son of Frederick Harold and Gertrude Elizabeth Broad, of Leytonstone, Essex. Buried by southern boundary wall in VLADSLO CHURCHYARD, Diksmuide, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

BYGRAVE

Donald George
Sergeant 5988740 1st Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regiment, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 3 September 1944. Aged 33. Son of Arthur William and Maude Mary Bygrave; husband of Dorothy Bygrave, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Cassino, Italy. Panel 5.

BYGRAVE

Wallace Rowley
Signalman 2328137, 3rd Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died between 31 May 1940 and 2 June 1940 during the Dunkirk Evacuation. Age 19. Son of Frederick Walter Ellis Bygrave and Maude Mary Bygrave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 30.

CHAMBERS

John [Lewis]
Private 5831631, 2/5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) Died 29 April 1943. Age 23. Son of Joseph Aubrey and Mary Chambers. Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot II. Row J. Grave 5.

CLARKE

Peter Henry
Able Seaman P/JX 235670, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 17 October 1941. Age 19. Son of Robert Henry and Emma Clarke, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Lived at 31 Weston Way, Baldock. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 47, Column 2.

Note: Lt Cdr. Warlow ‘Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy’ - President III was an accounting base, initially in Bristol and then Windsor, it was the HQ for the personnel on Defensively Armed Merchant Ships, it does not mean he served there, but that his pay was issued from there. Royal Marines served aboard DAMS in both wars, this would have qualified him for the Atlantic Star. Also Royal Artillery gunners and it would seem RN gunners.

DANDO

William Roy
Sergeant 6472574 46th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 3 September 1944. Age 29. Son of Oliver George and Ellen Dando; husband of Ivy Ellen Dando, of Bygrave, Hertfordshire. Buried in MONTECCHIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV, Row C. Grave 3.

EDMONDS

Frederick William
Private 14631063, 2/5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 10 September 1944. Age 21. Son of William Frederick and Alice Dorothy Edmonds, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 5.

FLESCH

Francis Ronald
Sergeant (Navigator) 1602519, 104 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 Fenraury 1945. Aged 21. Son of Theophile and Ada May Flesch, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Buried in BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY, Yugoslavia. Plot 6. Row B. Collective Grave 6-10.

FRY

David Wyndham
Warrant Officer 905553, 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12 August 1942. Aged 21. Son of Alfred Wyndham Fry and Bessie Fry, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 72.

GALE

John Wilfred Christopher
Lance Sergeant 916878, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 21 September 1944. Aged 23. Son of Willie and Harriett Elizabeth Gale, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 35.

GENTLE

John P
Corporal 5989760, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 11 July 1944. Aged 27, Son of Emily Gentle; husband of June Elizabeth Gentle, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXI. Row D. Grave 22.

GRAY

Alfred Valentine
Private 6025891, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 25 December 1943. Age 30. Son of Alfred and Maud Gray; husband of Edna May Gray, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row C. Grave 3.

HARGATE

George [Herbert]
Stoker 1st Class C/KX 108920, H.M.S Niger, Royal Navy. Died 6 July 1942. Age 31. Son of Herbert and Mary J. Hargate; husband of Gwynneth Hargate, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Colmn 62. Panel 1.

HOEG

Thorkild
Pilot Officer 169064, 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 October 1943. Age 22. Son of Thorkild and Alfa Christina Hoeg, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 132.

HURST

George Edward James
Sapper 2068875, 264 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 26 June 1943. Age 21. Son of Cyril Vivian and Elizabeth Annie Hurst, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 16.

KING

Christopher Charles
Driver T/156978, 23 Division Supply Column, Royal Army Service Corps. Died between 27 May 1940 and 28 May 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuation. Age 22. Son of Christopher Cornelius and Grace Violet King, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on the DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 137.

LEETE

Sylvia Joan (known as Joan)
Private, ATS. Apparently she came home on leave where she fell ill. Her father refused to let her return to her base, but the Military Police came and fetched her. She went into hospital in Colchester where she died of TB.The GRO list a death in the Jul-Sep 1945 quarter of Sylvia J Leete, aged 25 (Hitchin District Vol. 3a Page 876). This would suggest she died at home and not in Colchester. There are no other entries that match during the war years. This also makes sense as she is listed on the Guilden Morden and the Baldock war memorials and these fall within the Hitchin District or thereabouts. Also appears on the Guilden Morden memorial.

LUNN

Arthur George
Lance Corporal 6722718. 1st Battalion, The Hertfordshire Regiment, The Bedfordshire and Herfordshire Regiment. Died 1 December 1941. Age 34. Son of Abner George and Louisa Jane Lunn; husband of Ellen Dorothy Lunn, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 16.

MILLS

Cyril Albert
Private 14771180, 4th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 10 March 1945. Age 30. Son of Richard William and Ethel Mills; husband of Doreen V. Mills, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 48. Row E. Grave 2.

PAYNE

Cyril George
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1337267, 619 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 January 1944. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 26. Row A. Grave 16.

PINK

William Hugh
Fusilier 5989127, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 1 December 1944 in Italy. Aged 31. Husband of Martha Evelyn Sarah Pink, of Dartford, Kent. Born Sussex, resident Hertfordshire. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 9.

PLUM

Albert George Horace James
Private 5950318, 5th Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hetfordshire Regiment. Died 21 September 1944. Age 23. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 64.

ROSENDALE

Thomas Edward
Private 14439496, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 12 July 1944. Age 19. Son of Alfred and Louisa Rosendale, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 7.

SCOOT

Gilbert Wilfred Herbert
Private 5952874, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 23 October 1943. Age 25. Son of Wilfred and Melinda Scoot, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on ATHENS MEmorial, Greece. Face 5.

SEROGOLD

A J P
Captain, Welsh Guards - No further information currently available

SHERRINGTON

Henry Victor
Ordinary Seaman JX 518586, HMS Collingwood, Royal Navy. Died 18 June 1943. Age 17. Son of Arthur James Sherrington and Beatrice Ellen Sherrington, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 63. Grave 13.

WALKER

Cyril Ivan
Flight Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 576851, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 22 April 1945. Age 20. Son of Frederick and Edith Mary Walker, of Baldock. Lived at No 47 Weston Way, Baldock. Trained at RAF Halton. When his mother died, Eric Woodward and his mother would take him in and look after him whilst on leave. He was a member of a Pathfinder Squadron, survived many trips over Germany only to die on a test flight aged 20. Buried in the south-west border of BALDOCK CEMETERY, BALDOCK. Grave 44A.

WILKINS, DSM

Robert Percy
Petty Officer P/JX 14219, HMS Salvia, Royal Navy. Died 24 December 1941. Age 23. Son of William Sidney and Mary Ann Wilkins, of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Awarded the Distiguished Service Medal (D.S.M.). Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 46, Column 2.

WILLIAMS

Arthur Henry
Sergeant 405866, 125 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13 February 1942 during the capture of Signapore by the Japanese. Aged 28. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Plot 15. Row B. Grave 13.

WINTER

Robert Frederick
Private 5392979, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 9 August 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frederick and Lilian Winter, of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Buried in WILSTONE CEMETERY, Wilstone, Buckinghamshire. Grave 192.

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INGREY

Norman Rex
Able Seaman P/JX 518587 HMS Laforey, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 30th March 1944. Age 18. Son of Albert Henry & Elsie Renee Ingrey of Baldock, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 84, Column 1.

Note: On 29 March 1944 the German submarine U-223 was located by asdic from the British destroyer HMS Ulster, which was carrying out a routine Anti-Submarine sweep together with two other destroyers of the 14th Flotilla, HMS laforey and HMS Tumult. The U-boat was heavily depth-charged, but managed to carry out evasive manoeuvres in an attempt to evade destruction. In the early morning of 30 March, the U-boat was forced to surface and was attacked by the destroyers with gunfire, which now included the British escort destroyers HMS Hambledon, HMS Blencathra and HMS Wilton, which had replaced HMS Ulster. Shortly before being sunk, U-223 fired a Gnat (missile) and hit HMS Laforey.

His mother never got over the shock and refused to allow his name to go on the memorial. In 2007 the present family asked the newly reformed Baldock Branch Royal British Legion if it would be possible to add his name. RBL approached North Herts District Council who had a plaque made up in very short time, and this was unveiled in a service on 1st July 2007.

JACKSON,MM
George
Corporal 24251, 59th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died probably from Spanish flu on 7 February 1919 while on his was home from France. Born in Baldock 10 August 1892. Son of William and Elizabeth (nee Barwick) Jackson. Prior to enlisting he was a bricklayer. Enlisted in 9th Lancers as a Cavalryman between 1911 and 1912 and transferred to the Royal Engineers in 1913. Awarded the Military Medal on 7 February 1919 (the same day as he died). In the 1911 census he is a bricklayer, aged 18, born Bygrave, Herts., resident with his brother, William (see below), and his parents, William and Elizabeth, at 50 Common View, Letchworth. Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 27.
JACKSON
William
Private 14413, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Shot by a sniper 11 April 1915 at Hill 60 prior to the Second Battle of Ypres. Born Baldock, resident and enlisted Letchworth. Son of William and Elizabeth (nee Barwick) Jackson. In the 1911 census he is a farm labourer, aged 17, born Bygrave, Herts., resident with his brother, George (see above), and his parents, William and Elizabeth, at 50 Common View, Letchworth. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 15.

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