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BOURNE END - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards

War memorial is in the form of a cross sited to left of car park of the Watermill Lane, London Road, Bourne End.

Photographs Copyright ©
2003 - Carolynn Langley

TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE

MEMORY

OF THE MEN
OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO FELL IN

THE GREAT WAR

THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVER

BALLWilfred Albert

Private 1314, 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian I.F. Died of wounds 3rd July 1916. Age 23. Son of Benjamin and Daisy Ball, of Bourne End, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Born at Westminster according to CWGC but Autsralian Roll of Honour states Cappoquina, Co. Waterford, Ireland. Fruit farmer by trade also trained as a book binder. Educated at Victoria School, Berkhamsted. Enlisted Lower Portland, New South Wales, Australia. Emigrated to Asutralia aged 21. Was in the Boy Scouts. His mother, Daisy Ball, is given as lving at, on the Australian Roll, 4D Orchard Street Estate, Westminster, London SW1. Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row S. Grave 11. Listed on the Australian Roll of Honour

BUNKER

Jesse

Jesse BUNKER - Royal Sussex Regiment

Private G/14271, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action with the British Expeditionary Force 19th May 1918. Age 19. Born Boxmoor, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford. Son of William Bunker, of Bourne End, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire, and the late Frances Bunker. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 2.

COKERFrederick

Private 54077, "A" Company, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (western Ontario Regiment). Died 1st October 1916. Enlisted 24th October 1914 at London, Ontario, Canada. Age 26. Born Bovingdon 26th August 1892, next of kin Bovingdon. Son of William Coker of Bovingdon; husband of Mary Murray Coker, of 190, Chestnut Street, St Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Served with the Territorials for 2 years in England. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 19. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1842 - 50

CROCKETTThomas

Private T.F.6067, 1st/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 9th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Bourne End, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor. Son of William and Charlotte Crockett, of Bourne End, Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 9.

CROCKETTWilliam

Private 10975, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 11th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Bovingdon, enlisted London, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of William and Charlotte Crockett, of Bourne End, Boxmoor, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 17 and 18.

FRANKLINJohn

Gunner 118899 [on SDGW] or 113899 [on CWGC], "Y" 4th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 29th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born and enlisted Coventry. Son of Joseph and Rhoda Franklin, of Bourne End Lane, Boxmoor, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

GOODMANJoseph

Private 35070, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Enlisted Watford, resident Bushy. Son of George and Sarah Goodman; husband of Mrs. John Nash (formerly Goodman), of Bourne End Lane, Boxmoor, Herts. Formerly 20846, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 and 43.

GROVER

George

Private 17525, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Winkwell, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor. Son of Mrs. Annie Grover, of Bourne End, Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 23.

HART George [James]

Gunner 169175, "D" Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 3rd May 1917 in france & Flanders. Age 31. Enlisted Slough, resident Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. Son of David and Rachel Hart of Broadway, Berkhampsted, Herts; husband of M L Hart, of Willoughby Road, Langley, Slough, Bucks. Buried in ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 22.

HOWARDWilliam Charles

Lance Corporal 1519, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 1st September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Berkhamsted. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10

MESSENGERWalter Ernest Frank

Private 10435, 18th (Queen Mary's Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 17th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born Watford, enlisted London, resident Boxmoor. Son of Walter Albert and Cicely M. Messenger, of Moor End, Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 36.

PUTMANJoseph

Private T4/141097, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at home 3rd March 1917. Aged 52. Boprn Bovingdon, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel hempstead. Buried in ST JOHN CHURCHYARD, BOURNE END, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire.

T4/141097 PRIVATE
J. PUTMAN
ARMY SERVICE CORP.
3RD MARCH 1917 AGED 52
+
REST IN PEACE

 

ROYWilliam

Private 1792, 15th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian I.F. Killed in action 8th August 1915. Age 32. Son of James and Clara Roy, of Bourne End, Boxmoor. Native of Brockley, London. Enlisted Sarina, Queensland, Australia. No known grave. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 49. Listed on the Australian Roll of Honour

TAYLOR

Roger Cecil

Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Age 20. Son of Samuel and Mary Taylor, of Pouchen End, Boxmoor, Herts. Born at Salta, Argentine. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row A. Grave 2.

In the church yard of St John the Evangelist to left of main gate and right of path

GILBERTWilliam Harvey

Sergeant 206454, 24th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. Died 21st October 1919. Age 41. Husband of Jessie Maud Gilbert, of 11, New St., Berkhamsted, Herts. Buried in ST JOHN CHURCHYARD, BOURNE END, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire.

GEARYThomas

Private PS 2608, "A" company, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 13th September 1916. Age 18. Enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex, resident Berkhampstead. Son of John Geary, of 50 George Street, Great Berhampsted, and the late Mrs J. Geary. Buried in ST JOHN CHURCHYARD, BOURNE END, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. Grave 679.

WARRENGeorge Henry

Lance Corporal 26665, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th December 1917. Buried in ST JOHN CHURCHYARD, BOURNE END, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire.

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