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HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (BOXMOOR) WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards

This memorial is in the form of a stone cross mounted on a four-sided plinth in a lower bed, it has two panels on four sides and is situated by the Church of St John at Boxmoor and is the main memorial for Hemel Hempstead. The war memorial has not always stood at this site and some years ago was moved from a major road intersection in the centre of Hemel Hempstead when the "magic" roundabout was built. A lot of information on this page has been drawn from "Hemel on-line" the intenet face of The Gazette.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003

1914 - 1918

ALDERMAN Thomas
Lance Corporal 11098, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 15th september 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Mr. D. Alderman, of "Engleberg," New Grant St., St. Albans. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 12.
ALLEN Thomas
Private 266850, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried in ETRETAT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 6.
ALLUM Frank
Private 55228, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 32005, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 93 to 94. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
AMBROSE George
Private 291148 [SDGW] or 201148 [CWGC], 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1917 in Palestine. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 20569, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 32 to 38.
AMBROSE Joseph
Private 266763, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st Nopvember 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ambrose, of Austin's Place, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 153. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
AMBROSE Reginald Walter
Private 266041, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ambrose, of 16, Austins Place, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
AMBROSE William
Sergeant 3636, 51st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 3rd July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford. Formerly 13400, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 2. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
AMES F
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ARNOTT F
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ARNOTT Herbert
Corporal 18255, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted Bedford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of James and Elizabeth Arnott, of 29, Bury Hill, Hemel Hempstead; husband of Winifred May Sear (formerly Arnott), of 54, Cotterall's Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIPEVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
AUSTIN Arthur
Private 25603, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey, Bedfordshire. Husband of Ethel Lavinia Austin, of 13, Council Cottages, Station Rd., Henlow, Beds. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.
BADCOCK Harold John
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 18 October 1916. Aged 28. Born 22 February 1888. Baptsied 8 April 1888 in Boxmoor. Son of Francis St. John Badcock; husband of Hilda Gladys Badcock (nee Frogley), of "Hillside," George St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts, married 12 October 1915 at Hemel Hempstead, St Paul. Native of Boxmoor, Herts. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Hemel Hempstead, resident with his parents, Francis St J and Marian Badcock, St John's School House Adjoining, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Atteding Hemel Hempstead, Boxmoor Junior, Middle & Infant School in 1893. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 14.
BAINES Alfred Raymond
Private 40983, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1918 during attack on fortified village of Cagnoncles, 3 km. East of Cambrai, as part of reconnaissance party (all of whom were killed) under Captain Pearson (M.C.). Aged 19. Born Hemel Hempstead 3rd August 1899, enlisted Watford 3rd September 1917; to France 1st April 1918. Previously Wounded in action (gassed) 1st June 1918 and hospitalised in France; returned to Battalion (D Company) circa 9th September 1918. Son of Alfred Baines & Kate Baines (nee Margrave) of 1, Pictons Bridge, Boxmoor. Worked as clerk at Foster's Sawmill, Kingsland Rd., Boxmoor. Buried in CAGNONCLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave 4.
BAINES W A
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BAKER G
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BAKER George Albert Edward
Sergeant 130686, No.1 Special Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 1 December 1917. Aged 37. Born Reigate, Surrey, resident Watford, Herts, enlisted Hertford. Husband of F. A. Baker, of 63, Horsecroft Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Formerly 2845, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in WINDMILL BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 21.
BALDERSON Henry Leslie Paxton
Second Lieutenant, 8th (Service) battalion, Devonshire Regiment attached Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Son of Robert Henry and Edith Balderson, of South Lea, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Grave IV. G. 43.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 2, Page 16. BALDERSON, Henry Leslie Paxton, 2nd Lieut, 8th (Sevice) Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment attd Gloucestershire Regiment.

Only son of Robert Henry Balderson of South Lea, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, by his wife, Edith, dau of Henry Paxton of Shelswell, co Oxford.Born South Lea aforesaid, 7-6-1892,educated Lansing College where he was a mamber of the O.T.C. and on leaving joined the Artists Rifles in 1910; obtained a commission at the outbreak of war, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Devonshire Regiment 15-9-1914; went to France in July 1915; was severely wounded at Loos 25th Sept and invalided home; returned to France 27-6-1916, being attached to the Gloucestershire Regiment, and was officially reported missing and subsequently as killed in action 23rd July 1916 west of Ovillers.

Buried in grave 2, C.8.9, north of Ovillers. After the attack in which he met his death, no officers and only 17 men answered the roll call. Lieut Scull wrote " from all accounts he led his men nobly." Coy Quartermaster - Segt. Johnson also wrote "Your son was admired and loved by all his platoon; very few of them are now left, but they all join in expressing their deep sympathy. We have lost a gallant officer." His Platoon Sergt also wrote "I shall treasure the photograph, and the memories of your sons gallantry and coolness under fire and his personal concern for his men." Unm.

BALDWIN George Henry
Private 9929, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Hertford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.
BANDFIELD Frederick
[Listed as BANFIELD on memorial] Private 7885, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
BASS Alfred Henry
Private 26792, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 1895, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Grave lost. Special. Memorial A. 5. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BATCHELOR Harold
Corporal 7615, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of illness 30th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 22 (CWGC states 28). Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Wnt to France 16th August 1914. Son of Caroline Batchelor of 6, Boxted Cottages, Hemel hempstead. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 8. Grave 14.
BATCHELOR, MM William
Sergeant 14124, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford. Went to France 9th April 1915. Awarded the Military medal (M.M.). Buried in BEAULENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, LIGNY-THILLOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 29.
BATCHELOR William
Lance Corporal 235038, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlistred Hertford. Formerly 266602, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BATES A
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BATES, M.C. Archibald Claude
Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 October 1917. Aged 23. Born 24 August 1894. Son of Mr. Harry Bates, of 11, Bennett's End Rd., Hemel Hempstead. In 1902 he attended Watford, Alexandra School. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) after he carried on in battle despite being buried by shells several times during the First World War. IN the 1901 censsu he was aged 6, born Hemel Hempstead, resident with his father, Harry Bates, in St Johns Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 48.

He displayed this courage while in action with his 6th Northamptonshire Battalion Regiment at Regina Trench on the Somme, October 25-29, 1916. Just a month before he had also been involved in severe fighting in the taking of the Thiepval Ridge, also on the Somme.

Archibald was the son of Mr H Bates of Bennetts End Road, Hemel Hempstead. He enlisted at the start of the war and rose from the ranks to become 2nd Lieutenant in March 1916.

Following his bravery on the Somme he was transferred to the Middlesex Regiment as acting Adjudant but became ill shortly before receiving full rank. When he recovered he went back to his old battalion and was mortally wounded at Poelcapelle when the 3rd Battle of Ypres was in full cry. He died from his wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station on October 20, 1917, aged 23. He is buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery in Belgium.

Archibald’s three brothers, Percy, Harry, and half brother George Dyer, also served in the war. Percy was in the Norfolk Regiment, Harry was in the Scots Guards and George was in the First Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment and was killed in action on October 14, 1916.

BATES George
Private 55229, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 13th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 32282, Bedfordshire Regiment. Husband of N. Bates, of 30, St. John's Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 1. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BATES R
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BAXTER A D
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BECKLEY Phillip
Private 7538, 1st/22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Died of wounds 28th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born at Bromley, Kent. Resident Hemel Hempstead. Enlisted in Hemel Hempstead. Son of E. and H. G. Beckley; husband of Lily Beckley, of 3, Victoria Terrace, Albion Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 8.
BELSON Oliver James
Private 33944, 6th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Belson, of The Parade, Apsley End, Herts. Buried in SUCRERIE CEMETERY, EPINOY, Pas de Calais, France . Row D. Grave 20.
BIGGS J M
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BILBY Jospeh Edward
[Spelt BILBEY on Aspley, John Dickinson memorial] Corporal 265340, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BISNEY William John
Private G/39549 [SDGW] or G/39459 [CWGC], 2nd/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 5 April 1917 in Egypt. Born Leverstock Green, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor. No known grave. Commemorated on SAVONA MEMORIAL, Italy.
BISWELL Harry George
Private 15030, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 6th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted St Albans. Son of Henry and Louisa Biswell, of "Belconey," Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead. His brother John also fell (see below). Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row M. Grave 21.
BISWELL John
Private 10474, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 July 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Leverstock Green, Herts. Son of Henry and Louisa Biswell, of "Belconey", Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Enlisted in Bedford. His brother Harry George Biswell also fell (see above). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
BLADON Edward James
Private 9143, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Potten End, Herts, enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Boxmoor. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
BLADON Frederick Charles
Private 16296, 86th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 May 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Enlisted St Albans, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Charles and Daisy Bladon, of 107, High St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 4.
BLAKIE Alfred
Gunner 211207, 33rd Divsion Ammuntion Column, Royal Artillery. Died 2 January 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 37. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. Son of Thomas Blakie, of Islington, London; husband of Mrs. E. Fountain (formerly Blakie), of 3, Westwick Row, Liverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVI. Row DD. Grave 4A.
BLOOR William [James]
Private 12888, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born Rickmansworth, enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Joseph and Mary A. Bloor, of 15, Weymouth St., Aspley End, Hemel Hempstead. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 26. Grave 22. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BOILEAU R
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BONE Fred
Private 39816, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th July 1917 in France & Flanders, Born Redbourn, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row I. Grave 3A.
BOWSHER Leonard H
Sergeant 14298, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in qaction 17th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Abbots Langley, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Mrs. M. Bowsher, of Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BOWSHER William H
Private 202268, 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 26. Born Islington, enlisted Watford. Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Bowsher, of Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 26091, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIPEVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BRADFORD Stanley P
Acting Sergeant 13157, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born West Hackney, Middlesex, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of John Lewis Bradford and Martha Bradford, of 96, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 4. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BRAMMER Walter
Fitter 153999 [CWGC] or 15399 [SDGW], "D" Battery, 11th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 6 May 1918. Aged 30. Born Kendal, Westmoreland, enlisted Leeds, Yorks. Son of the late William Brammer, of Woodhouse, Leeds; husband of Jane Brammer, of 16, Puller Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Formerly Lance Corporal 3630, 18th Hussars. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row S. Grave 15.
BREED Leonard
Lance Corporal 14501, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford. Son of the late E. Breed and Annie Breed, of 12, Edmund's Place, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 11. Row G. Grave 31. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BRIGGS Benjamin G
Acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant 5518, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died of wounds 12th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 34. Born Louth, Lincolnshire, enlisted London, resident Boxmoor. Son of Benjamin and Gertrude Mary Briggs. Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 1.
BRINKLOW Charles Frederick
Private G/35021, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of Frederick and Emily Brinklow, of Hemel Hempstead; husband of Mary Ann Brinklow, of 128, Cotteralls Rd., Hemel Hempstead. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 30.
BRINKLOW F
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BROWN George
Private 65492, 110th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 16th February 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Wood End, Dedbourne, Northamptonshire, enlisted London, resident Hemel Hempstead. Husband of Elizabeth Brown, of Pimlico, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 17102, Royal West Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 160 and 162A and 163A.
BUCKLEY Jack aka John
Private 12911, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Shandrum, County Cork, Ireland, enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Buckley, of 32, Winifred Road, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead. Native of Midleton, Co. Cork. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France . Plot III. Row D. Grave 8. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BULLOCK Alan Marlowe
Second Lieutenant, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment attached to 4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 20. Son of Owen and Rose Jane Bullock, of 46, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead Herts. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Hemel Hempstead, at school, resident with his parents, Owen and Rose Jane Bullock, at 46, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 2.
BURDEN Charles Bertram
Private 205441, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 17. Born Hampshire, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 19564, Northumberland Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47.
BURKE Ernest Henry Haswell
Private 13431, Inns of Court Officer Training Corps. Died in United Kingdom 2 November 1918. Aged 18. Born Clerkenwell, resident Holborn, enlisted London. Son of Edmund and Rhoda Rebecca Burke, of Bayham St., Camden Town, London. Born at St. Martin's in the Fields, Westminster. A scholar of Westminster City School. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area XB. Grave 43.
BURLES Raymond [Pelham]
Private 12919, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Apsley End, Herts, enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Burles, of "Bolton," 42, Beaufort St., Croydon, Sydney, Australia. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BURTT Alfred Henry or Herbert
Rifleman C/1415, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 6th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born Norwich, enlisted Holborn, Middlesex, resident Hemel Hempstead. Husband of Gertrude Burtt, of 4, Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 17A. See also Apsley, John Dickinson
BUSH A F
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BUTLER E
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BUTLER Edgar Thomas
Private 20128, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th December 1915 in the Blakans. Aged 16. Born Bromley, Kent, enlisted Liverpool, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Thomas and Emma Butler, of 34, Canning St., Cwm, Mon. Formerly 19114, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
BUTLER T P
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BUTTERFIELD Sidney
Private 13002, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead, Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Butterfield, of 69, St. John's Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Born at Hemel Hempstead. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row J. Grave 35.
BUTTON W
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CANNON Joseph
Sergeant 31545, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born London, enlisted Bedford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of R. and Teresa Cannon, of 11, Bridge St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
CARPENTER Fred
Private 40113, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 11th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Watford. Son of H. and Anne Carpenter, of St. John's Rd., Boxmoor Herts. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 20.
CARRINGTON Arthur W
Private 16430, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 10th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 35. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of James and Ellen Carrington, of Hemel Hempstead; husband of Ann Carrington, of 39, Queen St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXV. Row M. Grave 15A.
CARRINGTON [William] George
Private 9471, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row X. Grave 61.
CHANDLER Sidney
Acting Lance Sergeant 2860, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Hertford. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 15.
CHANDLER S J
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CHANDLER Thomas
Private 250839, 1st/3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 8th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Enlisted Edward Street, resident Boxmoor. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Chandler, of 63, London Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B.
CHAPMAN Harry
Sergeant C/14, "A" Company, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 21st September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Watford, resident Croxley Green. Son of John and Mary Ann Chapman, of 331, New Rd., Croxley Green. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A. See also Apsley John Dickinson & Co. and Croxley Green
CHARGE Albert
Private 42029, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford, resident Boxmoor. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Charge, of 91, Horsecroft Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 13.
CHARGE Bertie
Private 13013, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Charge, of High Street Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 30.
CHARGE Frederick
Private 18854, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Lavenia Charge of Pimlico, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 11.
CHARGE Henry
Private 40033, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24 November 1917. Aged 40. Enlisted in Bedford. Husband of Jane Charge, of 2, Adeyfield Terrace, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.
CHENNELLS Walter
Private G/75287, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 14 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Kilburn, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly TR/10/1864, Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 11.
CHESHIRE Robert
Private 204378, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Born Dunmow, Essex, enlisted Bedford, resident King's Langley, Hertfordshire. Born in the village of Little Canfield Essex in 1898. He was the son of Esau and Alice Cheshire of 218 London Road Boxmoor and later of Broadway Nursery, Bourne End, Herts. The World War I Army record for Robert shows that he enlisted on 30th May 1916 in Watford at which time he was working as a gardner at Shendish Gardens in Kings Langley, Herts. Originally posted to the 7th Bedfordshire Regiment he was later transferred to the 12th East Surrey Regiment. He served in Italy and France. Formerly 9348, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
CHILDS Thomas
Private 30822, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1918. Aged 34. Born London Colney, Herts, resident Leverstock Green, Herts, enlisted in Bedford. Husband of Lizzie Childs, of 2, Alban Cottages, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.
CHISMAN C H
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CHRISTMAS Herbert
Private 42100, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Walter and Frances Ann Christmas, of 13, West View Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 24692, Royal Flying Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
CLARIDGE Ernest
Private 20704, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford. Son of Elizabeth Claridge, of 70, Queen St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts, and the late Charles Claridge. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
CLARK F E
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CLARKE [Horace] Victor [Verdon]
Private 10141, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 12 January 1916. Aged 23. Born Marylebone, London, resident Boxmore (sic), Herts, enlisted Marylebone, Middlesex. Son of John and Mary Ann Clark, of 5, Grosvenor Terrace, Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in PLOEGSTEERT WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2.
COKER John Henry
Guardsman 24087, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Caterham. Son of Walter and Mary Coker, of 80, Cotterell's Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D.
COLE Frederick
Private 4/7370 [SDGW] or 4/7379 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.
COLEMAN James
Private 55470, 197th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 28th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of William and Sarah Ann Coleman, of Tower Hill, Chipperfield, King's Langley, Herts. Formerly 29128, Essex Regiment. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 50.
COLEMAN Percy
Private 66324, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 32. Born Bedmond, Herts. Son of William and Sarah Coleman, of 12, Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.; husband of Ethel May Coleman, of 37, Down Rd., Teddington, Middx. Enlisted in Watford. Formerly 46071, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
COLLINGS Cecil William
Private 266649, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in acion 24 April 1918. Born and enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Florence Lilian Collings of Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 5059, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.
COLLIER Horace
Private 36288, 2nd/4th Battalion, Pricess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 30th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hemsptead. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Collier, of Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 5634, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 45.
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COOK A T
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COOK James William
Private 30322, 8th Battalion, Norfolk regiment. Killed in action 12 August 1917. Aged 29. Born Grafham, Hunts. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook; husband of Esther Cook, of 35, Astley Rd., Hemel Hempstead. Native of Brampton, Huntingdon. Enlisted Watford, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4.
COOK Thomas
Private 16477, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Buried in LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 13.
COOLEY Benjamin
Private 25847, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 30 March 1918. Aged 27. Born Northchurch, Herts. Husband of Elsie Caroline Cooley, of 39, Aynho, Banbury, Oxon. Native of Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Enlisted Watford. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 20.
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COX Edwin Walter
[SDGW lists him as Edward] Private 12992, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16 May 1915. Aged 20. Born Hackney, Middx, resident Apsley End, Herts, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cox, of Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5.
COXHILL George [Edward]
Private 39994, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 20 April 1920. Aged 34. Born Boxmoor, Herts. Son of Charles and Ruth Coxhill; husband of Lilian Lucy Coxhill, of 72, Marlin Square, Abbots Langley. Buried in ABBOTS LANGLEY (ST. LAWRENCE) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire. Grave 451. (N.E. Plot).
COXHILL R W
Private 39986, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 24 September 1917. Aged 36. Son of Charles and Ruth Coxhill, of Boxmoor; Husband of Elizabeth Coxhill of 50 Kingsland Road, Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area AC. Grave 54.
CRAWLEY Albert Edward
Private 71084, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 20 October 1916. Aged 19. Son of Henry Crawley, of 19, Mill St., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Enlisted Hemel Hempstead, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
CRAWLEY George
Corporal 16063, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Boxmoor, enlisted London. Husband of T. Crawley, of 85, Church Rd., Southgate Rd., London. Buried in DEVONSHIRE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Row A. Grave 4.
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CRAWLEY Montague
Privatre 235230, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
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CRIPPS George
Sapper 77787, Signal Service Depot (Poona), Royal Engineers. Died 30 June 1919. Son of George and Katherine Cripps, of 9, Fishery Cottages, Boxmoor, Herts. (Buried in Hangu Cemetery). Commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India. Face 1.
CROCKETT Thomas
[Spelt CROCKEt on memorial] 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. Aged 29. Born Bourne End, Hertfordshire, 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.
CROFT W A
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CROSS Arthur Amos
Privatre 266694, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 36. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. Brother of Mrs. E. Matthews, of 6, Bellconey, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 153.
CUNNINGHAM J
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CURLE E J
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CUTLER Alfred
Private 41248, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 17th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Oxlney, Hertfordshire. Son of Alfred and Emma Cutler, of Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 31485, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 63.
CUTLER Herbert Charles
Privatre G/68776, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) posted to 1st/22nd London Battalion, Queen's (FRoyal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 30th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. Son of Walter Herbert and Maria Cutler, of The Dell, Felden Rd. Two Waters, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 23.
DAGLEY J H
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DEALEY James
Private G/17847, 13th Infantry Labour Company, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died in England 23rd April 1917. Born Bekhampstead, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France . Plot I. Row E. Grave 15.
De BEGER George
Lance Corporal 17376, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17 August 1915. Aged 30. Born Notting Hill, Middlesex, enlisted Watford, Herts. Husband of Minnie De Beger, of Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 12209, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 24.
DONOVAN J
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DOWNS T G
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DUNN George
Private 36293, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 5626, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row F. GFrave 3.
DURRANT A M
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DYER [Arthur] George
Private 24359, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 28th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Aylesbury. Son of Mrs. Mary Dyer, of 90, Park St., Aylesbury, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.
DYER Harold George E
Private 242084, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 25th August 1918. Aged 25. Son of George and Charlotte Dyer, of 12, Alexandra Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 14.
ELEMENT Joseph aka Joe
Private 23699, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 21st February 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 40. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford. Son of Sarah Element, of Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 1.
ELLISON Leonard
[Transcribed as ELISON from memorial] Private 14632, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born Hampstead, Middlesex, enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Henry and Emily Ellison, of Byfield Cottage, Claverdon, Warwick. Enlisted in August 1914 in Hemel Hempstead. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
ELKINS Cyril Ashley
Private 43071, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 6,
ELWORTHY Sydney Richard
Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Seriously injured 31 August, died of those injuries 1 September 1918. Aged 27. Born 13 October 1891. Son of Mrs. H. P. Elworthy, of Grove Hill, Hemel Hempstead, and the late Mr. F. F. Elworthy. Originally with the Royal Flying Corps. discharged to the General List 12 September 1917, aged 25 years 3 months, height 6 feet, chest 36 inches. Studied at Berkhamsted School October 1900 to April 1907. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born London, resident with his parents, Frederic F and Harriett Elworthy, at Cupid Green, Grove Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born St. Luke's, London, a Paper Manufacturer, resident with his mother, Harriett Priscilla Elworthy, at The Grove, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area SB. Grave 36.
EVANS Harry
Private 266696, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row F. Grave 6.
EVANS Leonard Thomas
Private 82981, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 24th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 38. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Husband of Lily M. Evans, of 20, Church St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 15833, 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried in MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 34.
EVERITT Arthur Thomas
[Spelt EVERETT on CWGC] Private 3/8430, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 March 1916. Aged 36. Born Luton, resident Apsley End, Herts, enlisted in Watford, Herts. Husband of Rosa Everitt, of 62, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 15.
FAIRBANK Edward Joseph
Private 266422, 1st Hertfordshire Battalion posted to 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. Son of Mrs Alice Ruth Fairbank of 49 St John's Road, Boxmoor. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 89 and 90.
FARROW Walter Ernest
Private 4627, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 18. Resident Apsley End, Herts, enlisted Hertford. Son of Arthur and Leonora Farrow, of "Hillcrest", Durrant's Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 13.
FEARN W
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FENSON W G
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FIELD Frederick
Sergeant 5352, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 17th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Listed on Manancourt Chyd. Memorial 25.
FINCH Ernest
Private G/48363, 23rd Labour Company, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died in Engalnd 13th March 1917. Aged 33. Born Nash Mills, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried north-east of the church in APSLEY END (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire.
FINCH William Henry
Private 40661, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd November 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted St Paul's Churchyard, Middlesex. Son of William and Annie Mary Finch, of Lovetts End Farm, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.
FISHER H
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FORTNUM Sidney
Driver T/277534, 662nd H.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in England 22nd December 1916. Aged 23. Born Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Dan and Mary Fortnum, of 1, Doo Little, Apsley End. Buried against the North Hedge in APSLEY END (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire.
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FOWLER Frank
Private 13305, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Great Berkhampstead, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Henry Fowler. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 4. Plot XI. Row D. Grave 9.
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FRANKLIN Albert
Private 203461, H.Q. Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Annie Franklin, of 1, New Buildings, Chapel St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts, and the late Frederick George James Franklin. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.
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FREEMAN, MM Harry William
Rifleman 41894, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 24 March 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted Hertford, Herts. Son of James Thomas and Louisa Freeman, of Fireman's Cottages, Apsley Mills, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 26798, Northamptonshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 74 to 76.
FROST H R
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GAMBLE Harry
Private 16361, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Watford. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 2.
GAMBLE William
Private 15577, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th March 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Boxmoor. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5.
GARNER Arthur
Private 235576, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Boxmoor, enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Edward and Louisa Jane Garner, of 9, South Hill Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 2159, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
GARNER Frederick Charles
Private 26280, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Husband of Mrs. E. O'Brien (formerly Garner), of 3, Union Square, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in VERCHAIN BRITISH CEMETERY, VERCHAIN-MAUGRE, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 9.
GARNER George
Private 3/8087, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Watford. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
GASH Robert William
Private 104177, 198th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 26th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of Robert George Gash, of 15, Alma Rd., Hemel Hempstead; husband of Alice Gash, of 79A, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 35688, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.
GEORGE Archibald John
Private 3005, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born St John's, Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. George, of 3, Catlin St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
GEORGE Henry
Private 13616, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in England 5 June 1915. Born Boxmoor, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area W. Grave 27.
GLENISTER Thomas Jesse
Rifleman 42094, 16th Battalion, Royal irish Rifles. Killed in action 21 June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born 30 November 1897 in Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Hounslow. Son of Amos and Lois Amelia Glenister. Attended Hemel Hempstead, Two Waters British School, in 1905. Resident Corner Hall in 1905. Formerly 31683, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Hemel Hempstead, Herts, at school, resident with his prents, Amos and Lois Amelia Glenister, at 10, Corner Hall, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 5.
GODMAN C
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GODMAN E J
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GOLDING C
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GOODENOUGH Edward George
Private 27558, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed ijn action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hulford (sic - probably Hertford). Son of Frank Joseph and Emma Elizabeth Goodenough, of New Cottage, Bennetts End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.
GOODMAN Sydney Herbert
Gunner 911339, 23rd Battery, 40th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 26 October 1918. Aged 28. Born Ware, Herts, enlisted in Watford, Herts. Son of Alfred and Sarah Goodman, of 20, Winifred Rd., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Native of Ware, Herts. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 27.
GOSS Leonard Charles
Lance Corporal 4/7254, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born St Pancras, Middlesex. enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Husband of Mrs. E. A. Goss, of 10, Union St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in ST. MARTIN CALVAIRE BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 29.

Leonard Charles Goss, who lived in Water Lane in Berkhamsted, was a driver batman in the 2nd Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment during the First World War. He was killed in action on April 11 1917 near Arras in France. His sons Edward Charles and Frederick Henry Goss who lived in Winifred Road in Apsley, lost their lives in the Second World War.

GOWER Allen Alfred
Private 204388, 1st (City of ondon) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers). Died 2nd July 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Boxmoor. Son of Alfred Gower, of Hemel Hempstead, Herts; husband of Hannah Louisa Gower, of Rosemead, Boxmoor, Herts. Formerly 6424, 4th Battalion, London Regiment posted 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in NEUF-BRISACH COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Haut-Rhin, France. Plot VII. Grave 23.
GRAVESTOCK Oliver George James
Private 14451, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
GREEN Harry William
Acting Corporal 26032, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 10th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted St Albans. Formerly 26008, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Mary Green, of 51 and 52, Cotterell's Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No knwon grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 and 43.
GREENHILL Leonard
Gunner 57565, 37th Sige Battery, Royal garrison Artillery, Died of wounds 1st April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Hertford. Son of William and Maria Greenhill, of 75, Horsecroft Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 20.
GROOM G
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GROVER George
Private 17525, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Winkwell, Hertfordshire, 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.
GURNEY H G
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HALL Alfred
Private 43119, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of Mrs. Annie Grover, of Bourne End, Boxmoor, Herts. Formerly 26804, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 23.
HALL William
Private 2181, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of Aged 21. wounds 7th February 1915 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hall, of 2, Frogmore Crescent, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 19.
HALL William
Private G/24483, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 29th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor. Son of William and Martha Hall, of 59, Ebbens Rd., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead; husband of Daisy Rowley (formerly Hall), of 13, Puller Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Formerly 207109, East Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.
HALLETT James Edwin
Private 54957, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 1st August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Hunslett, Yorkshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of James and Kate Ellen Hallett, of 10, Albion St., Aylesbury, Bucks. Native of Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 4901, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 2.
HARRIS George Henry

Private 56547, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 14th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Bethnal Green, Middlesex, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of George Henry and Elizabeth Hannah Harris, of 5, Kent's Avenue, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 51399, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

To see a photograph and his death notification see the George Harris web page.

HARRISON Horace
Private 17436, "B" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st January 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 36. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor. Son of Joseph and Emma Harrison, of Old Fishery Cottages, Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France.Row B. Grave 32.
HARROWELL F
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HART F
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HART James Knox
Rifleman 302338, 2nd/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade). Killed in action 31st October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London. Son of James Knox Hart and Christine Lewis Knox Hart, of 15, Manor St., Berkhamsted, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 150.
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HAWKINS Herbert Edward Bicheno
[Also spelling Bicheno or Bichens] Corporal 201227, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killedf in action in Palestine 3rd November 1917. Aged 20. Born Finsbury, Middlesex, enlisted Bedford, resident Apsley End, Hertfordshire. Son of Edward Hawkins, of 109, Ebberns Rd., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts., and the late Henrietta Hawkins. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XXII. Row A. Grave 2.

He was born at Finsbury Road barracks in the spring of 1896, the son of sergeant major Edward Hawkins, 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers and Henrietta Sarah Hawkins. The family later moved to 109, Ebberns Rd., Apsley End, where Herbert was employed in the card department of John Dickinson 's paper mills at Apsley.

He served as corporal 201227, 1/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment but at the time of his death on 3 November 1917 he was acting sergeant. On 2 November the battalion took part in the dawn attack on the village of Sheik Hasan on the seaward side of the town of Gaza. The attack was successful taking most of its objectives and capturing 182 prisoners. For the rest of the 2nd and 3rd November the battalion was under heavy shellfire and it is likely that it was during this period that he was killed.

He is buried in Plot XX11 A 2 of Gaza cemetery, Israel. He is also remembered on the war memorials at Dickinson’s paper mill and St Mary’s church, Apsley.

(Details supplied by Andy Pepper)

HEARN William
Private 76987, 1st/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Apsley, enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Joseph Hearn; husband of Annie Hearn, of 27, Weymouth St., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 185668, Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8 and 9.
HEMELEY G
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HENLEY James
Private 4533, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th June 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. Son of Thomas James and Emma Henley, of 35, Puller Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 19.
HEBERT Paul Frederick
[Transcribed as HERBRT from memorial] Rifleman Z/2551, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Buenos Aires, South America, enlisted London, resident Boxmoor. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.
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HISCOCK Harry Ronald
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 56561, Royal Flying Corps. Died 3 March 1917. Aged 22. Born Wandsworth. Son of Harry Philip and Florence Charlotte Hiscock, of Gladstone Villa, Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area W. Grave 21.
HITCHCOCK Frederick William
Driver 890272, "A" Battery, 270th Brigade (Territorial Force), Royal Artillery. Died 25th November 1918 in Egypt. Aged 25. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Charles and Annie Hitchcock, of 25, Astley Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt . Sectrion E. Grave 225.
HITCHCOCK [Charles] John
Sapper 369634, "J" Depot Company, Royal Engineers. Died at sea 10th October 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of Charles John and Annie Hitchcock; husband of Ellen Mary Lee (formerly Hitchcock), of 65, Ebberns Rd., Apsley, Hemel Hempstead. Born at Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 28698, Scottish Horse. Buried in KIRKCUDBRIGHT (ST. CUTHBERT) OLD CHURCHYARD, Kirkcudbrightshire.
HOAR Richard Frank
Private 270757, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Apsley End, enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Richard T. Hoar, of 10, Edmond's Place, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in TRACK X CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row E. Grave 30.
HOAR Sidney George
Private DM2/169136, 605th Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 16th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Harry and Mary Elizabeth Hoar, of 20, London Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 894.
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HOBBS Charles William
Private 20700, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Bedford. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 28.
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HOLLIMAN Arthur Thomas
Private 3/7895, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
HOPKINS Walter Cornelius
Sapper 57358, 73rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 26th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Willesden, Middlesex, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.
HOSIER Joseph
Private 20841, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford, resident Two Waters, Hertfordshire. Son of the late Joseph and Mary Ann Hosier, of Bury Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts; husband of Ethel May Hunt (formerly Hosier). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France . Bay 5.
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HOW Lewis Arthur
Private 41675, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Formerly 401212, (Territorial Force) Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.
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HUMPHREYS Ernest
Private G/23114, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Kille3d in action 4th November 1918 with the British Expeditionary Force. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
HUTTON William
Private 27019, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 25 November 1918. Aged 31. Son of George and Elizabeth Hutton; husband of Amy Hutton of 41, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead. Buried between the Church and Road in APSLEY END (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire.
ILIFF Alan Chadwick
Sub-Lieutenant, Nelson Battalion Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds in 2nd (Royal Naval) Field Ambulance from bullet wounds to the head received the same date, 20 June 1915. Aged 30. Younger son of Capt. Charles Iliff and Mrs. H.J. Iliff, of 9 Park Range, Victoria Park, Manchester, Lancashire (later of Sunderland, Co. Durham). He was resident at 10, Grove Rd., Willesden Green, London NW; his next-of-kinwas his brother, C.W. Iliff, pf Keasden, Felden, Boxmoor, Herts. Formerly Petty Officer Z/245, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Buried in SKEW BRIDGE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot II. Row E. Grave 1.
IVORY George
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JANES Arthur John
Sapper 120689, 126th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 1st October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Westminster, Middlesex, resident Dalston, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.
JENNINGS, D.C.M. Thomas
Sergeant 1302, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 27th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jennings of Ebberns Rd., Apsley End; husband of Ellen Jennings, of 10, White Lion St., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.
JOHNSON Charles H
Lance Corporal 43500, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 5th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Son of Amelia Johnson, of 4, Golden Dog Lane, Norwich, and the late Thomas Johnson. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
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JONES Frederick Arthur
[Listed as A F JONES on memorial] Private G/30590, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 24 September 1918. Aged 36. Born Farnborough, Kent, resident and enlisted Hertford, Herts. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, of South Hill Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 15.
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KELLY William
Private 33165, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28th August 1918. Aged 20. Born London. Resident Hammerfield. Son of Alice E. Kelly, of 3, Glen View Gardens, Hammerfield, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Enlisted in Bedford. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 31.
KEMPSTER Leonard Frederick
Private 29445, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Berkhamsted, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of William T. and Elizabeth Kempster, of 55, Craven Park Rd., Harlesden, London. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXIII. Row A. Grave 23A.
KING David
Private 267003, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Apsley End, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

PRIVATE David King was with his brother when he died on the field of battle in 1917. David had two brothers, Harry and Alfred, and lived in Apsley End in Hemel Hempstead. He and Harry enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment at Hertford. They sent a postcard to their brother Alfred in June 1917 while they were at the front serving alternately at the front line and in reserve. On the front of the postcard it had the slogan ‘Who’s afraid’ and on the back they wrote ‘To Alf with love from Harry and David.’ The pair went over the top on 31st July 1917, attacking in the direction of Pilckem Ridge near Ypres. David must have fallen during this attack when the Regiment suffered heavy losses from machine guns in pill boxes to their left flank. Harry who was wounded, wrote to his family in 1918: “I was the last one to see David alive, but what happened that day I can hardly remember for I was nearly out of my mind, if he is dead, I believe he has gone to heaven, for a better living lad I never knew.” David was reported missing and official confirmation of his death was received in October 1918. He was 19..

KITCHENER Arthur Joseph
Rifleman 47619, 2nd/16th Battalion, The county of London Regiment affiliated to the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 21st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Watford. Son of S. Kitchener, of 41, London Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly TR/13/58476, 20th Battalion, Training Regiment. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXV. Row A. Grave 51.
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LAMB George
Private 13818, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 March 1915. Aged 38. Born Wendover, Bucks., resident Apsley End, Herts., enlisted in Hertford. Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Lamb, of 7, Frogmore Crescent, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
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LAWRENCE Vernon Alan
Private 14301, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in England 3rd March 1919. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of William Markwell Lawrence and Ada Williams Lawrence, of Hertford. Buried near the North hedge in APSLEY END (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire.
LEA Wallace
Private 393710, 820th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died 24th October 1918 in Salonika. Aged 46. Enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of William and Ann Lea, of Hemel Hempstead; husband of Ruth Lea, of "Churchill Cottage," Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 34141, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and 20798, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in KIRECHKOI-HORTAKOI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greexe. Grave 390.
LEACH Frederick A
Private 267013, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Enlisted Herford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Leach, of 107, Cotterells, Hemel Hempstead. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row A. Grave 19.
LEE Charles Edwin
Able Seaman London Z/5260, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 21. Born 27 September 1895. Resident at 10, Durrants Hill Road, Apsley, Watford, at the tinme of his enlistment. Son of William and Ellen Lee, of 48, Winifred Rd., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Enrolled 18 December 1915 and entered service 15 June 1916; with draft for British Expeditionary Force 21 November 1916, joined Drake Battalion 12 December 1916 until 12 February 1917 when he was admitted to hospital with influenza , rejoined Drake Battalion 20 February 1917 until his death. Religious denomination Church of England. Height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 32 inches, brown hair, blue eyes. At the time of enlistment he was employed as a Vellunm Binder. In the 1911 census he is listed as aged 15, born Hemel Hempstead, a Bookbinder at Paper Mills, resident with his parents, William and Ellen Lee, at 10 Durrants Hill Road, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
LEE Percy
Sergeant 203343, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 26th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Enos and Emma Lee, of 5, Paradise, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.
LENDRUM The Rev. James Herbert Reginald
Chaplain 4th Class, Army Chaplains' Department attached to 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 31. Son of Robert and Clara Lendrum, of London; husband of Eleanor Mary Lendrum, of The Square, St. Neots, Hunts, married 1911 in the Barnet Registration District, Middlesex. B.A., A.K.C. Curate of Apsley End, 1913-17. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Hornsey, Middlesex, resident with his parents, Robert S and Clara Lendrum, at 5, Cecile Park, Hornsey, Edmonton, Middlesex. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row E. GRavfe 14.
LONG Walter Charles
Private 126937, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 30th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Grasmere, Westmorland, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 48090, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ANNOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 20.
LOVELL Sidney John
Private 75896, posted 2nd/2nd Battalion (London), Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 26th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of James and Emily Sophia Lovell, of 80, High St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly TR/10/1863, 51st Graduate Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 6.
LUCK Alfred Frank
Private 266764, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 C.
MALES John
Rifleman 11158, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 14th September 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Willesden, enlisted London, resident Boxmoor. Son of the late Edward and Matilda Males. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
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MASON Alexander
Private PLY/16963, H.M.S. "Queen Mar", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when his ship was sunk 31 May 1916. Aged 43. Born 5 December 1872 in Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead. Son of Alexander and Emily Mason, of Boxmoor, Herts; husband of Rebecca Mason, of 3, Manor Avenue, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead. Enlisted 1 September 1914 in Plymouth. Height 5 feet 2½ inches, freh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, prior to enlistment he was a Mill Hand. In the 1911 census he was aged 39, born Boxmoor, married to Rebecca with two daughters, resident 3, Manor Terrace, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 18.
MASON Thomas William
Private PLY/16962, H.M.S. "Queen Mar.", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when his ship was sunk 31 May 1916. Aged 42. Born 3 November 1875 in NOrth Church, Berkhamsted de Shelford. Son of the late Alexander Mason; husband of Mary J. Mason (nee Harrington), of 7, Manor Avenue, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, married 30 October 1909 in Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead. Enlisted 31 August 1914. Height 5 feet 11 inches, freh complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, prior to enlistment he was a labourer. Relgiousd denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 18.
MASTERMAN Robert Chauncy
Lieutenant, 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 20. Baptised 29 March 1886 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Son of the late Henry Chauncy Masterman and Alice May Masterman, of Rough Down, Boxmoor, Herts. Educated at Harrow School. Accepted for admission but did not matriculate Hertford College, Oxford University. Enlisted September 1914. Served in the ranks before commissioned. Gazetted December 1914. Also served at Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.
MATTHEWS Montague
Private 55257, 17th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 25th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and residenjt Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 31763, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7.
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MEAD Frederick
Private G/10198, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18 November 1916. Aged 29. Born 3 March 1887 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, baptised 6 January 1888 in Boxmoor. Resident King's Langley, Hertfordshire. Enlisted Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Son of Alfred and Jane Mead, of Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead; husband of Annie Mead (nee Tibbett), of 17, Corner Hall, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, married 10 September 1910 in Hemel Hempstead. They had one son, Harold John, born 19 May 1911 and a daughter Doris Annie, born 27 August 1915. Attested 4 December 1915, aged 28 years 8 months, resident 17 Railway Terrace, King's Langley, a Paper Cutter by trade, married, Army rank Private G10198, 3rd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) posted 1st Battalion 25 October 1916 then posted to 7th Battalion 8 November 1916, served with B.E.F. from 25 October 1916 until his death. Height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 131lbs, chest 34 inches. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Hertfordshire, a scholar, son of Alfred and Jane Mead, resident Two Waters, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, a Butchers Porter, son of Alfred and Jane Mead, resident 2, Story Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, maried to Annie, a Millhand Paper Making Yard, resident Railway Terrace, Kings Langley, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row G. Grave 3.
MEAD Percy
Private 20307, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.
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MESSENGER [Walter Ernest] Frank
Private 10435, 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars. Killed in action 17 October 1914. Aged 18. Born Watford, resident Boxmoor, enlisted London. 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.
MILLER William John
Private 2527, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 25th April 1915 at Gallipoli. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 59 to 73 or 218 to 219.
MINTER Edward
Private 50400, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 23. Born Hanley Garden, London, resident Bovingdon, enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 35022, 15th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Son of Edward and J. Minter, of 75, Cowper Rd., Boxmoor, Herts; husband of Emily Florence Minter, of 5, Adeyfield Cottages, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
MITCHELL Arthur
Private 16495, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Sarah and Joseph Mitchell, of 1, Adey Fields, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 20.
MITCHELL-INNES Gilbert Robert

Lieutenant, "A" Squadron, 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 15 May 1915. Aged 20. Son of Edward Alfred Mitchell-Innes, K.C., and Barbara Mitchell-Innes, of Churchill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 9.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume II Jan-Jun 1915, page 248:

2nd LIEUTENANT (temp. LIEUTENANT) GILBERT ROBERT MITCHELL-INNES, 19th (QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S OWN ROYAL) HUSSARS, only son of Edward A. Mitchell-Innes, K .C., and Mrs. Barbara Mitchell-Innes, of Churchill, Hemel Hempstead, was born on the 27th February, 1895.
He was educated at Eton and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, receiving his first appointment in August, 1911. In November, 1914, he was promoted temporarily to the next higher rank, viz., Lieutenant. In the fighting round Ypres the Cavalry had been called up to help. On the 13th May, 1915, the 19th Hussars were ordered to support a centre attack, and had to dig themselves "in" in a wet ditch exposed to a galling fire. During this operation Lieutenant Mitchell-Innes was hit, while superintending the work, after behaving with conspicuous courage and setting a fine example of pluck and endurance to his men. He died from the effects of his injuries, two days later, on the 15th May, 1915.
Lieutenant Mitchell-Innes' favourite recreations were hunting and fishing.

MOLES Henry John
Private 41415, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Hitchin, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of John William and Susan Moles, of 10, Rye Rd., Hoddesdon, Herts. Formerly 11592, West Riding Regiment. Buried in QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY, Pas de Calais, France. Noreuil German Cemetery Memorial 3.
MONK W L
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MOODY Thomas John
Rifleman 4723, 1st/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 9th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Enlisted Westminster, resident Hemel Hempstead. Youngest son of Charles and Matilda Henrietta Moody, of 13, Church St., Romsey, Hants. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 1.
NARBOROUGH William George
Private 55149, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd June 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Chichley, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of W. and Elizabeth Narborough, of 25, Bury Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in COURMAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 6.
NEEDHAM Joseph Walter David
Second Lieutenant, 48 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died of wounds 12 November 1917. Aged 19. Born 14 October 1898. Son of Edgar and Rhoda Needham, of "Hill Brow," Hemel Hempstead, Herts. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Walthamstow, Essex, at school, resident with his parents, Edgar and Rhoda Alexandra Needham, at 41 Alexandra Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXVIII. Row C. Grave 6.
NEWTON David George
Private G/14274, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Aged 31. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of Emily Newton, of 9, Grosvenor Terrace, Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in BUFFS ROAD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost. Special memorial 2.
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OAKINS Nimrod
Lance Corporal 14464, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.Son of George and Lucy Oakins, of 29, Mill St., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
OAKLEY Benjamin George
Private 12404, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th December 1915 in France & Flanders. Born St Pancras, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HUMBERCAMPS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 1.
ODELL William
Private 19774, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of William and Sarah Odell, of 102, High St., Hemel Hempstead; husband of Louisa Odell, of 82, High St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.
OLDRING Edward Manning
Corporal 8748, Army Pay Corps. Died 21 February 1919. Aged 27. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section Q. Grave 30.
OLDRING Hubert John
Guardsman 20933, No. 1 Company, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 16th October 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London. Son of George and Ellen Oldring, of "Hammerfield", Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 to 7.
ORCHARD Herbert
Private 203223, 1st/4th (Hallamshire)(T.F.) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 12th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. Formerly 5478, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 105 and 106.
ORCHARD Walter
Corporal 86731, "C" Battery,. 62nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 23. Born Hempstead, Herts, enlisted Hertford, Hertfordshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Orchard, of Boxmoor, Herts; husband of Nellie Orchard, of Gordon Villas, Aylesbury Rd., Tring, Herts. Buried in BUNYANS CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 6.
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PAIN Major William
Private 35888, 69th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 7th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 26250, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.
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PARISH William John
Private 2347, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Brownhills, Staffordshire, enlisted and resident Hemel hempstead. Son of William Parish, of 24, Cotteralls, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 47.
PARKINS Bertie Walter
Private 31204, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Parkins, of 19, Redbourne Rd., Hemel Hempstead; husband of A. M. Parkins, of 51, Chaple St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 25.

Bertie grew up in Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead. He married Alice, a resident of Berkhamsted, on 7th February 1914 when they were both aged 20. The couple lived at 51 Chapel Street in Hemel Hempstead and had two sons, Eric and Ron. Correspondence between Bertie and Alice when he was serving in the 8th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment in 1917 records the nightmare of war.

Following his battalion’s attack on the Germans between Vermelles and Grenay on 16th April 1917, he wrote to Alice: “Dear Wife we have been in ‘Hell upon Earth’ and have not had a chance to write. Thank God I came out all right, bar feeling a bit dazed. It was like a nightmare for about five to six days. I did think of you on dear Eric’s birthday. That day dear, shells were falling like rain. Oh dear it was awful, oh I do long to be home with you. I wish it were all over.” Casualties as a result of these attacks were two officers killed, five wounded, 29 other ranks killed and 188 wounded. On or about June 26, 1917, Bertie was mortally wounded by a shell and died of his wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station in France.

PARR Charles Albert
[Private on SDGW] Lance Corporal G/12070, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 3rd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row D. Grave 16.
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PERCIVAL Frederick
Private 25263, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born and resident Apsley End, Herts, enlisted Watford, Herts. Son of Paul Percival, of 92, Railway Terrace, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
PERKINS Victor [George Thomas]
Private 23762, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Richmond, Surrey, resident Leverstock Green, Herts, enlisted in Bedford. Son of Tom and Mary Elizabeth Perkins, of Three Horse Shoes, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.
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PETTITT Edgar
Rifleman S/4962, 1st Battalion, Rifle brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 23rd march 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born Boxmoor, enlisted London, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pettit, of 28, Cotterills Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Native of Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row R. Grave 3.
PETTITT William T
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1918. Aged 30. Son of William and Elizabeth Pettitt of Corner Hall, Hemel Hempstead, and husband of Emily Pettitt, of 4, Halsteads, Settle, Yorks. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 10.
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PHILBY James Henry
[Spelt PHILBEY on SDGW & CWGC] Private 72419, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 16th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London. Son of the late Edward and Jane Philbey; husband of Caroline Philbey, of 10, Bridge St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 18309, Royal Flying Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54.
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PICTON Stanley
Private 14515, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
PIGG Walter William
Private 25796, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 2 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Palmers Green, Middx, resident Hammerfield, enlisted in London. Son of Daniel Pigg, of 20, Glen View, Hammerfield, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 1585, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 6.
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PLUMMER William Charles
Private 4646, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 17. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. Son of Mrs. Margaret Gower, of 29, Cowper Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 1.
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POTTS Charles Henry
Private 22561, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Luton, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 4740, Machine Gun Corps. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section R. Plot III. Row C. Grave 2.
POULTER S
Private V/44572, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 23 Juily 1917. Buried in the north part of APSLEY END (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire.
PRATT Reginald
Private 36425, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. Formerly 5489, Hertfordshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Eliza Pratt, of 41, Puller Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.
PRATT Sydney
Private 20702, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Born, resident and enlisted in Hemel Hempstead. Son of Mr and Mrs. F. Pratt, of 43, Astley Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 3.
PRATT W
Either Walter James PRATT Private 201335, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1917 in Palestine. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford, resident Hackney Wick, Middlesex. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXX. Row A. Grave 10.

or Walter Sidney PRATT, Private 78830, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford, resident Watford. Son of Sydney and Eleanor Pratt, of 18, Copsewood Rd., Watford. Native of Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 37032, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 28.

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QUARTERMASS Robert Alfred
Corporal 164277, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford, resident Berkhamsted. Son of John and Henrietta Quartermass, of Bods End Farm, Hemel Hempstead; husband of Mary Louisa Quartermass, of 56, High St., Berkhamsted, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
RADFORD Colin [B]
Private 266772, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 18.
RATCLIFFE [William] Dan
Private 201356, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 30th October 1918 in Palestine. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section E. Grave 100.
READ Albert
Gunner 115683 [SDGW} or 115663 [CWGC], 258th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wunds 15th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Dover. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot II. Row O. Grave 13B.
REEVES Sidney Charles
Private TF/238045, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 17th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hampstead, Middlesex. Formerly 5895, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115.
RENEVILLE Albert Harry
Lance Corporal 16464, "C" Company, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th January 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born Hackney, Middlesex, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reneville, of 20, Tower St., London Fields, Hackney, London; husband of Daisy Reneville, of I, Russell Place, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 12.
RHODES Robert [William]
Boy 2nd Class J/93453, H.M.S. "Ganges", Royal Navy. Died from Broncho Pneumonia in R.N. Sick Quarters, Shotley 28 November 1918. Born 23 June 1902 in Hemel Hempstead. Son of A. Rhodes, of 97 North Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Mill Sawyer before he enlisted. Height 5 fweet 1½ inches, chest 32½ inches, dark hair, brown eyes, dark complexion. Buried South of the Chancel in APSLEY END (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire.
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ROBBINS William
Private 204330 [SDGW} or 204336 [CWGC], 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Brackley, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 203740, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
RODWELL, M.M. Herbert Thomas aka Bert
Private 12912, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Apsley End, Hertfordshire. Son of Herbert William and Minnie Rodwell, of 77, Weymouth St., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 29.
ROOM Frederick
Lance Corporal 22741, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th February 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Dunstable, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
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ROWLEY M
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SAUNDERS Frederick
Private G/21059, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 14 March 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born Ealton Bray (sic - s/b Eaton Bray), Beds, resident Apsley, enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Mrs. Simons, of 1, Winifred Rd., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 27062, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 4.
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SEAR Harry
Private 21985, "C" Company, 5th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 4 June 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Walter and Sarah Sear, of Boxmoor, Herts. Enlisted in the 1st Hertfordshire Regiment 3 months previous to the outbreak of war. Proceeded to France in September, 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps about 12 months afterwards, and remained in France until his death. Formerly 2174, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES, Nord, France. Plot 3. Row A. Grave 6.
SEAR Jospeh Walter
Private 13556, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford. Buried in POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row N. Grave 8.
SEAR Sidney Herbert
Private 61497, 4th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 10th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Watford, enlisted London, resident Hemel Hempstead. Brother of Elsie G. Sear, of "Oakleigh," Fishery Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row D. Grave 17.
SEARL Thomas
Private 41643, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of Thomas James and Emily Searl, of 17, Cemetery Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
SEARLE Arthur William Joseph
Sergeant 37643, 176th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 12th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Weybridge, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Albert Thomas and Emily Searle, of 110, Cotterell's Rd., Hemel Hempstead. Native of Richmond, Surrey. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 6.
SECRETAN Reginald Herbert
[Transcribed as SECRETAN] Second Lieutenant, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed 31 July 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Secretan, of Bennett's End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, a boarder, born Ewell, Surrey, living at Sidney School Boarding House, Milton Road, Oundle, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.
SELLS Leonard
Private 43231, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 26179, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.
SHARP Frank
Private 43942, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Watford. Son of James Frederick and Ellen Sharp, of 6, Howe Green, Chipstead, Coulsdon, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
SHARP Frederick James
Private 14310, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Hertford.
SHEPHARD Robert
Private 5436, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. No knwon grave. Commemorated om LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 135.
SIMMONS W
There is a William SIMONS, Private 164513, 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 21 Janaury 1919. Aged 35. Born 16 April 1884 in Hertfordshire. Labourer by trade. Son of Thomas and Phoebe Simons, of High St. Green, Hemel Hempstead. Attested 25 September 1915 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, aged 31, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 35 inches, dark complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area SA. Grave 25. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8916 - 4
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SLOUGH Robert James
Private 56506, 6th Labour Company, Devonshire Regiment transferred to 102382, 171st Company, Labour Corps. Died 15 April 1918. Aged 36. Born St. Albans, Herts, enlisted Reading, Berkshire. Son of Henry Isaac and Emily Slough, of 37, Bridge St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 198884, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Somme, France. Plot XVI. Row E. Grave 4.
SMEATHMAN Cecil
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 October 1914. Aged 25. Son of Lovel and Frances Ann Smeathman, of South Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. His brother, Lieut. J.M. Smeathman (R.E.) also died the same day (see below). Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD, Nord, France. Row C. Grave 7.

Extract from A Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 Sep 1914-Dec 1914, page 363-364:

LIEUTENANT CECIL SMEATHMAN, 1st BATTN. LEICESTERSHIRE REGT., who died on the 24th October, 1914, of wounds received in action, was born on the 20th May, 1889, and was educated at Rugby (Steel), which he entered in 1903, and where he won his football cap in 1907. From Rugby he went to University College, Oxford, and joined the Leicestershire Regiment as 2nd Lieutenant, with antedate as a University candidate to September, 1911.
He was promoted Lieutenant in May, 1913. His elder brother—Lieutenant J. M. Smeatham, R.E.—was killed on the 24th-25th October, 1914, practically on the same day as himself.

SMEATHMAN Julian Missenden
Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24 October 1914. Aged 26. Son of Lovel and Frances Ann Smeathman, of South Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. His brother Lieut. C. Smeathman also died the same day (see above). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.

Extract from A Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 Sep 1914-Dec 1914, page 364:

LIEUTENANT JULIAN MISSENDEN SMEATHMAN, ROYAL ENGINEERS, who was killed in action on the 24th-25th October, 1914, was born on the 24th December, 1887, and was educated at Rugby (Steel), which he entered in 1900, and from which he went to the R.M.A., Woolwich.
He obtained his commission in July, 1907, and was promoted Lieutenant in April, 1910. Lieutenant Smeathman married, only a few months before his death, on returning home from foreign service.
His younger brother—Lieutenant C. Smeathman, Leicestershire Regiment—died of wounds received in action on the 24th October, 1914.

SMITH Alfred
Private 19910, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Born boxmoor, enlisted Watford, resident Apsley End. Son of Mr. N. Smith, of 23, Mill St., Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 14375, Essex Regiment. Buried in ST. AMAND BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 4.
SMITH Albert Thomas
Private DM2/138040, "C" Siege Park, Royal Army Service Corps attached III Corps Heavy Artillery. Died of wounds 17th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London, resident Taunton. Buried in BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 7.
SMITH Frederick Sidney
Private 9845, 20th Hussars. Died of wounds 30th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Barnes, London, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor. Son of Charles and Alice Smith, of The Bull and Butcher, London Colney, St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated om YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.
SMITH Henry
Lance Corporal G/31387, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 19th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of William and Emily Eliza Smith, of "Hill View," Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in CANTAING BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row E. Grave 4.
SMITH Percy George
Sapper 101467, 247th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 30th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of William and Emily Eliza Smith, of "Hill View," Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in CANTAING BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row E. Grave 4.
SMITH William Thomas
Lance Corporal 10366, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 28th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Mrs. A. Smith, of 4, Cemetery Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.
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SOMERVILLE William
Acting Lance Corporal 13786, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 35. Born St Pancras, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Husband of Alice Sommerville, of 8, Corner Hall, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Served in the South African War with the City Imperial Volunteers. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
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SPURR Albert
Private 17924, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
SPURR George
Private 63455, 106th Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 2nd November 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 34. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford. Son of G. and S.A. Spurr, of 86, High St., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 33286, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row D. Grave 14.
SPURR John Thomas
Private 153305, 5th Company, Labour Corps. Died in England 17th July 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Formerly 85806, 29th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Spurr, of 86, High St., Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area XB. Grave 49.
SPURR John William
Lance Corporal 2479, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 28th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bury, Lancashire. Son of Mrs. M. Spurr, of 3, Bowers Cottages, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT. Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 13A.
SQUIRES George
Corporal 27854, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Thame, Oxfordshire, enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLV. Row E. Grave 2.
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STONE Alfred
Private 20444, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 27.
STONE Arthur
Private 16689, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 31. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor. Son of George and Harriet Stone, of 248, Holly Bush Row, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
STURDY R
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TALBOT Humfrey [Richard]

Lieutenant, 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards. Died of wounds 13 November 1914. Aged 25. Son of Gustavus and Susan Talbot, of Marchmont House, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row E1. Grave 3.

Extract from A Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 Aug 1914-Dec 1914, page 388:

LIEUTENANT HUMFREY RICHARD TALBOT, 3rd (PRINCE OF WALES'S) DRAGOON GUARDS, who was killed in action on the 14th November, 1914, was the youngest son of Gustavus and Susan Talbot, of Marchmont House, Hemel Hempstead.
He was born on the 11t h September, 1889, and was educated at Wellington (Anglesey, 1903-06).
He was gazetted to the Liverpool Regiment from the Special Reserve in December, 1909, and was promoted Lieutenant in September, 1912. In February, 1913, he was transferred to the 3rd Dragoon Guards
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Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, Page :

TALBOT, HUMFREY RICHARD, Lieut., 3rd Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards, yst. s. of Gustavus Talbot, of Marchmont House, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, by his wife, Susan, 2nd dau. of Robert Elwes, of Congham House, Norfolk, J. P.. D L., and grandson of Rev. the Hon George Chetwynd- l'albot [bro. of Henry, 18th Earl of Shrewsbury] ; b. Ceylon, 11 Sept. 1889; educ.Wellington College and Frieburg, Germany; gazetted 2nd Lieut. from the Militia to the King's Liverpool Regt., then in India, 11 Dec. 1909; promoted Lieut., 16 Sept.1912; transferred to 3rd Dragoon Guards, 26 Feb. 1913; left for France, 30 Oct 1914, and was killed in action by shell fire near Ypres, 13 Nov. following. Buried in cemetery at Ypres ; he was a keen sportsman and was Master of Hounds at Lahore, 1912-13.

TAYLOR Frederick
Private 22080, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders.Aged 34. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Husband of Kate Taylor, of 7, St. John's Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
TEBBY Alfred George
Sapper 267779, 23rd Signal Company, 70th Brigade Signals, Royal Engineers. Died 9 November 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born Berkhampstead, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Joseph Thorpe and Kathleen Tebby, of Chesham, Bucks. Buried at TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 5. Row B. Grave 11.
THORN, MM Edwin
Private 4/7136, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted St Albans. Son of Walter Thorn, of 5, Bennett's End, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 12.
THORNE Gordon
Private 3558, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 5th August 1917. Aged 32. Born Chesham, enlisted Kilburn, Middlesex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thorne, of 62, Cotterells, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 10.
TIMSON George Albert
[Spelt TIMPSON on Leverstock Green] Private 32171, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Leverstock Green, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Leverstock Green
TOMLIN Daniel
Private G/29527, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 21st November 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 37. Born Boxmoor, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Tomlin, of 73, Horsecroft Rd., Boxmoor, Herts. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 8.
TOWNSEND Frederick
Private 12319, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of W. and the late Jane Townsend, of Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO. 1, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 7.
VAUGHAN Charles James
Lance Corporal 16687, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 15th Sept 1916. Aged 21. Born Redbourn, enlisted MArket Harborough, Leicestershire, resident Kibworth. Son of Daniel and Rachel Vaughan. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier 2 Face C.
VERCOE, D.C.M. & Bar Francis
Corporal 54571, 145th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 4th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London. Son of James and Mary Louisa Vercoe, of 18, West View Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) and Bar. Buried in UNDERHILL FARM CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Row A. Grave 4.
VINEY Charles Alfred
Private 73605, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 28th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of Alfred and Lilian Viney, of 70, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54.
WADE W
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WALLER Thomas
Private 202840, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28 June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Resident Two Waters, Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Waller; husband of Mabel Edith Waller, of 8, Albion Terrace, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Formerly 271022, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row S. Grave 33.
WARD F
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WEBB W
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WELLMAN C
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WELLMAN Ernest Arthur
Rifleman 554075, 2nd/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds in the Egyptian Theatre of War 7 November 1917. Aged 30. Born Kent Rd., London, resident Apsley End, Herts, enlisted Hemel Hemstead. Husband of Clara Wellman, of "Highfield," St. Albans Rd., Durrants Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section O. Grave 61.
WELLS J
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WESTWOOD Denis Augustus
Lance Corporal 19825, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 18th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted St Paul's. Son of Arthur and Annie Eunice Westwood, of "Horndean," Manor Estate, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
WIDDOWS Ernest Albert
Private 11111, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 21st October 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 13.
WILKINS R W
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WILKINSON A
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WILKINSON D
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WILLIAMS C
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WILLIAMS V W
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WINDMILL W
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WISEMAN Leonard
Private G/17257, "C" Company, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1918 with the British Expeditionary Force. Aged 19. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Son of Mary Ann Wiseman, of 3, Victoria Terrace, Albion Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, and the late Samuel Wiseman. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 46 and 47.
WOMBWELL Henry or Herbert
[Listed as Henry on SDGW and Herbert on CWGC] Private 133310, 51st Heavy Brigade, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 21st July 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Thriplow, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Son of Eli and Elizabeth Sarah Wombwell, of Rectory Farm, Fulbourn, Cambs. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 6.
WOODS Willie
Private 39634, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Husband of C. E. Woods, of 49, Bury Rd., Hemel Hempstead. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row P. Grave 42.
WOODWARDS H
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WRIGHT B
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WRIGHT Robert Charles Benjamin
Private 10930, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 29 September 1915. Aged 17. Born Northereake (sic probably North Creake), Norfolk, enlisted Kingston, Surrey. Son of Mrs. Ellen Wright, of 18, Cherry Bounce, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 65 to 67.
WYKES Charles Edgar
Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died of burns 13 August 1918. Aged 32. Born 12 December 1886. Baptsied 20 March 1887 in Hemel Hempstead. Husband of Mrs. M. C. Wykes, c/o National Bank of India Ltd, 26 Bishopgate, London E.C. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Hemel Hempstead, a Scholar, resident with his parents, Thomas and Alice Wykes, in West View Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Hemel Hempstead, a Bank Clerk, resident with his parents, Thomas and Alice Wykes, in Iddlesleigh, West View Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried 19 August 1918 in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section MA. Grave 12.
WYKES William
Private T.F.2912, 2nd/10th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 1st Novmber 1915 in Egypt. Enlisted Stamford Brook, Middlesex, resident Hemel Hempstead. Accountancy Prize Winner (University of London). Motor Cyclist. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Grave B. 130.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1, Page 387. WYKES, Wiliiam. Private, 2912, 2/10th Middlesex Regiment (T.F.). 3rd son of Henry Wykes of 29 West View Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, Builders Manager by his wife, Henrietta Adela Loiusa, dau of Lawrence Rose. Born Hemel Hempstead 16-5-1892, educated Council school there, was a draper.

Volunteered and enlisted Oct 1914, went to the Dardenelles 1-7-15, took part in the landing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, and died in hospital at Alexandria 1-11-15 of dysentry contracted in the trenches, buried in Chatby Cemetery. Unm.

YOUNG W J
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AYLOTT Arthur George
Private 5957680, 2nd Battaloion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, Died 17 December 1945. Aged 33. Son of Arthur William and Mary Sophia Aylott; husband of Ivy Irene Aylott, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section C.E. Consecrated Grave 48.
BAGSHAW Henry Arthur
Colour Sergeant 5952756, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed during the Japanese invasion of Singapore 14 February 1942. Aged 22. Son of Frank and Daisy Bagshaw; husband of Joan Henrietta Bagshaw, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 61.
BALDWIN Bernard Oliver
Pilot Officer 176493, 158 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 May 1944. Aged 22. Son of Frank and Olive Baldwin of Boardy Locks, Apsley. Born and educated in Apsley. Flew from RAF Lissett on Wednesday 24th May 1944 in a Halifax on a mission to Aachen. Unfortunately his aircraft never returned. He had just passed his final interview for a commission as Flying Officer and the following Saturday was due to receive this promotion. His medals were however awarded posthumously to Pilot Officer Baldwin. The local paper reports that his mother, Mrs.Olive Baldwin, had sent him £7 by post to help him purchase various necessities for the occasion. "The money is in the post now", she told the Observer. "He had striven so hard to become an officer". Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 210.
BASS S A
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BATES David James
Trooper 7929809, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 14 March 1941. Aged 20. Son of James and Annie Bates, of Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section P. Consecrated Grave 39.
BEALES Ronald
Signalman 2358535, 27 Operating Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 17 August 1943. Aged 33. Son of Frederick Edmund and Elizabeth Beales; foster-son of Mrs. A. G. Collins, of Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand . Plot 5. Row O. Grave 6.
BEANS G
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BENTLEY Ronald Arthur
Corporal CH/X. 3770, Royal Marines. Died 28 November 1944. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section N.A. Unconsecrated Grave 22.
BIRD H J
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BONNER F
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BOURNE John Edward
Sergeant 5381564, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 20 December 1943. Aged 28. Son of John Edward and Annie Mary Bourne; husband of Kate Lilian Bourne, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row C. Grave 35.
BRAWN Cecil george
Petty Officer C/JX 137301, H.M.S. "Nigeria", Royal Navy. Died 12 August 1942. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 51, Column 3.
BRICE John Robertson
Flying Officer (Pilot) 113826, 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 October 1943. Aged 20. Son of Arthur Henry and Marjorie Georgina Brice; husband of Phyllis May Brice, of Stoneleigh, Surrey. Buried in FLUSHING (VLISSINGEN) NORTHERN CEMETERY, Zeeland, Netherlands. Row G. Grave 15.
BROWN S
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BROWN W G
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CHAPMAN [Stanley] Reginald
Driver T/10683464, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 14 July 1942. Aged 19. Son of Mary Chapman, and stepson of William Patrick, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section K. Consecrated Grave 5.
CHAPPEL Keith Ernest Ansell
Pilot Officer 176012, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 October 1944. Aged 22. Son of Charles Henry Ivory Chappell and Nellie Ethel Chappell, of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Buried in FAYID WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 2. Row G. Grave 20.
CHENNELLS William [George]
Civilian. Died 10 May 1941. Aged 29. Air Road Warden. Son of Cecil Chennells, of 40 Belmont Road, Hemel Hempstead; husband of Mary Chennells, of 9 Bunkers Road, Nash Mills, Abbots Langley. Died at Belswains Lane, Nash Mills.
CLEAR Gordon Sampson
Flying Officer 116769, 139 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 March 1943. Aged 31. Son of Edwin Arnold and Margaret Ethel Clear; husband of Joyce Ella Clear, of St. Albans. Buried by N.E. buttress in LEVERSTOCK GREEN (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, Hertfordshire.
CLEMENT Cyril
Private 6099560, 11th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 25 August 1941. Aged 47. Son of Arthur and Agnes Clement; husband of Annie M. Clement, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section M. Consecrated Grave 37.
COLLIER James
Private 5955776, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 29 October 1943. Aged 23. Son of Arthur and Rose Collier, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row C. Grave 45.
COLLINS Arthur George Frank
Private 5674015, 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 24 August 1940. Aged 24. Son of Arthur and Emma Collins, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in EXETER HIGHER CEMETERY, Devon. Section Z.K. Grave 60.
COLYER John Edward
Flying Officer 131858, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 October 1943. Aged 22. Son of William James Colyer and Mabel Ethel Colyer, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 123.
COSSON Ronald Ingram
Sergeant T/154049, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 3 Motor Boat Company, West African Army Service Corps, R.W.A.F.F.. Died 16 January 1943. Aged 22. Son of William and Ethel May Cosson, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in FAJARA WAR CEMETERY, Gambia. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 7.
COTHER Frederick
Privaste 5989780, 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died 23 February 1943. Aged 20. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 35.
COUGHTREY Frank
[Transcribed as COUGHTRY] Corporal (Air Gunner) 533672, 105 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 31 March 1940. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Coughtrey, of Longsight, Manchester. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 19. Row E. Grave 7.
CRAWLEY Dennis David
Corporal 5989633, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 5 June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Daniel and Rose Crawley, of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 13. Row E. Grave 11.
CRAWLEY Stanley
Private 5951197, 1st/5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 14 January 1945. Aged 25. Son of Edward and Mary Crawley, of Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in BRUNSSUM WAR CEMETERY, Limburg (Netherlands), Netherlands. Plot VI. Grave 310.
CRIPPS Arthur [Raymond]
Rifleman 11420547, Royal Ulster Rifles and No. 2 Commando. Died 2 April 1945. Aged 23. Son of Charles and Jennie Cripps; husband of Barbara Cripps, of Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row B. Grave 4.
CROXFORD Donald Stanyon
Flight Sergeant 655726, 10 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 March 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 136.
DAVIS Regnald Walter
Fusilier 5990163, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 18 February 1944. Aged 24. Son of Walter and Sarah Davis, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; husband of Nancy Davis, of Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 5.
DILLEY Lewis Henry John
Ordinary Telegraphist C/JX 342413, H.M.S. "Corncrake", Royal Navy. Died 25 January 1943. Aged 17. Son of Henry and Bessie Dilley, of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 71, Column 1.

LEWIS Dilley, of Anchor Lane in Hemel Hempstead, signed up to the Royal Navy as soon as he turned 17. Lewis, who had grown up in Boxmoor, was assigned to HMS Corncrake. He was lost at sea in February 1943 before a year was up when the ship disappeared. Lewis went to Boxmoor Church of England School in St Johns Road. He had grown up learning a lot about signals from his father who was a Telegraphist in the Royal Corps of Signals.

DOGGETT Ronald Herbert
Gunner 1766331, 280 Battery, 87 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3 November 1941. Aged 35. Buried in HABBANIYA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot 5. Row G. Grave 8.
DUNCAN S J
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DWYER R
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EDMONDS Gilbert
[Transcfribed as EDMOND S G] Bombardier 1084900,26 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 31 October 1944. Aged 32. Son of Frederick James Edmonds and Selina Edmonds; husband of Annie May Edmonds, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in CESENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row . Grave 5.
EMERTON George [Alfred]
Ordinary Seaman C/JX183992, H.M.S. "Illustriou"s, Royal Navy. Died 17 November 1940. Aged 22. Son of Mark and Abigail Sarah Emerton, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section N. Grave 69.
EWER Derek Ronald James
Flight Sergeant 1319638, 223 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 March 1944. Aged 21. Son of Austin Ronald and Constance May Ewer, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row B. Grave 6.
FARNES Rowland James
Able Seaman C/JX 151302, H.M.S. "Jaguar", Royal Navy. Died 26 March 1942. Aged 21. Son of George and Florence Farnes, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Commemorated om CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 54, Column 1.
FAULDER George William
Private 4863016, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died during the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore 12 February 1942. Aged 27. Son of Percy and Lily Faulder; husband of Phyllis Faulder, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 65.

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FISHER Harry John
Private 5951092, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 29 November 1943. Aged 21. Son of Walter and Isabella Fisher, of Hammerfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 41.
FISHER Robert Alfred Henry
Trooper 5834615, 42nd (7th Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment) Regiment. Royal Armoured Corps. Died 24 November 1944. Aged 32. Son of Harry and Florence Fisher; husband of Elizabeth Fisher, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in CESENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row H. Grave 6.
FLETCHER Frank
Lieutenant, H.M.S. "London", Royal Navy. Died 1 June 1941. Aged 29. Son of Henry and Marion Fletcher; husband of Anne Grosvenor Fletcher, of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Cremated, commemorated and ashes Buried in GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM, Middlesex. Panel 2.
FOSSEY James Indarious
[TYranscribed as FOSSY] Sapper 5989008, 35 Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 23 August 1945. Aged 29. Son of James and Annie Fossey, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried at LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia. Plot L. Row A. Grave 2.
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FRAZER William Arthur
Gunner 1793779, 84 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 26 May 1944. Aged 22. Son of Henry and Jane Frazer, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot X. Row B. Grave 15.
GADSDEN Geoffrey George
Gunner 962011, 76 (Shropshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27th March 1944. Aged 24. Son of George & Kate E. Gadsden, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Born in Hemel Hempstead. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, ITaly. Plot XIX. Row G. Grave 20.
GEORGE Stanley Henry
Trooper 7906706, 4th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 30 November 1941. Aged 24. Son of William and Daisy George, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; husband of Joan Elizabeth George, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 2. Row H. Grave 19.
GINGER Royston Albert Joseph
Private 5989173, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 1 December 1941. Aged 23. Son of Harry Ginger, and of E. Ginger, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egupt. Column 59.
GOSS Edward Charles
Edward died on May 20, 1940 while serving in the Royal Army Service Corps in Northern France, not far from where his father had died in World War 1. His brother Frederick also died - see below.
GOSS Frederick Henry
Frederick who drove tanks for the Royal Armoured Corps died on April 23, 1943 in North Africa. His brother Edward also died - see above - his father had died in World War 1.
GREEN Charles
Private 5956974, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 11 July 1944. Aged 30. Son of William Fredrick and Alice Jane Green, of Apsley End, Hertfordshire; husband of Elsie Louisa Green, of Apsley End. Buried in FOIANO DELLA CHIANA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row E. Grave 4.
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GURNEY Leonard Ralph
Private 5955570, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 3rd July 1943 as a P.O.W. Son of Sidney Thomas Gurney and Margaret Rebecca Gurney, of Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 8 Row B Grave 30.
HABBS W J
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HAMMOND Maurice James
Able Seaman P/JX 291518, H.M.S. "President ", Royal Navy. Died 25 January 1943. Aged 36. Son of George and Rose Annie Hammond, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section K.A. Unconsecrated Grave 21.
HANCOCK H W
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HANKS Gerald Austin
Sergeant 1600956, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14 November 1944. Aged 20. Son of James Austin Hanks and Cecel Maud Hanks, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 36.
HARMSWORTH Alfred Frank
Naval Airman 1st Class SFX. 430, H.M.S. "St. Vincent", Royal Navy. Died 10 November 1939. Aged 18. Son of Francis William and Rose Harmsworth, of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 51. Grave 1.
HARRINGTON H E
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HARRIS A E
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HARRISON Lawrence Richard
Gunner 1085695, 88 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 28 October 1944. Aged 32. Son of George and Catherine Harrison; husband of Freda Emily Harrison, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Plot VI. Row C. Grave 5.
HAUGHTON William George
Major 42022, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, formerly of The Honourable Artillery Company, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 18 February 1942. Son of George Bayly Haughton and Amy Carrisa Haughton, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (formerly Burma). face 16.
HEARN Frank Walter
Gunner 1134003, 65 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 6 May 1943. Aged 35. Son of George and Bertha Hearn; husband of Edith Mary Hearn, of Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 23.
HECTOR S F
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HOLMES Gordon F C
Fusilier 5956988, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 18 July 1944. Aged 25. Son of William and Edith Holmes; husband of Gwendoline Zilpha Holmes, of Leverstock Green, Hertfordshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 14.
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HOPKINS Aubrey
Private 5832652, 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 7 August 1944. Aged 31. Son of Robert G. and Mary Hopkins, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXII. Row D. Grave 3.
HOSIER Sidney Ernest
Fusilier 14384052, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 5 September 1944. Aged 29. Son of Laura Hosier, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italoy. Plot V. Row E. Grave 12.
HUGHES Wseley Arnold
Staff Sergeant S/5951321, 18 Division Troops Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 3 December 1944. Aged 28. Son of Wesley George and Alice Kate Hughes, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; husband of Kathleen Florence Hughes, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 7. Row M. Grave 2.
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KING Frank
Sergeant 4863027, 2nd/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 14 September 1944. Aged 29. Son of George and Ethel King, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; husband of Ivy May King, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVIII. Row G. Grave 10.
LANE John Edward
Sergeant 1875446, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30 December 1943. Aged 22. Son of Leonard Thomas Lane and Florence Lane, of Hemel Hempstead; nephew of Miss M. Smith, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section H.B. Unconsecrated Grave 61.
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LEE Raymond Leslie
Sergeant 1614168, 138 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19 July 1944. Aged 22. Son of Jesse J. and Edith Lee, of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 17.
LING Alfred Roland
Trooper 5987489, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 7 April 1942. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section P. Consecrated Grave 46.
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MALLEY, MiD William Edward
Sergeant 993015, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 November 1945. Aged 30. Son of the Revd. Augustus Malley, Th.L., and Annie Elizabeth Malley, of Hemel Hempstead Vicarage, Hertfordshire; husband of Margaret Malley, of Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 18, Column 2.
MARGROVE Leonard John
Sergeant 5947616, 4th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 26 february 1945. Aged 33. Son of John and Rebecca Margrove, of Adeyfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 12. Row F. Grave 9.
MARHOFF Frank Victor
Leading Aircraftman 1379452, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died in a training accident 13th November 1941. Aged 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henry Marhoff, of Bedmond, Hertfordshire, England; husband of Viona Marhoff, of 20 Bargrove Avenue, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Buried in MONTGOMERY (OAKWOOD) CEMETERY ANNEXE, Alabama, United States of America. Section N. Lot 107. Grave 1.

Note: Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe contains 78 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, all airmen who died while training in Alabama under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. A letter from the Royal Air Force Delegation, a picture from the burial service and a newspaper report are included here as an Adobe Acrobat file (.pdf) - 12mb in size.

MASON Richard William
Sergeant 1333188, 408 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 April 1943. Aged 21. Son of Joseph and Dorothy Mason, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in LOUPPY-LE-CHATEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Meuse, France. Collective grave 3-5.
McDONALD Andrew Cairns Bain
Corporal 2884879, 1st Battalion The London Scottish, Gordon Highlanders. Died 6 September 1944. Aged 29. Son of Ralph and Annie McDonald; husband of Norah Joan McDonald, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in GRADARA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row A. Grave 19.
MEARS Ernest John
Private 14984378, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 14 April 1945. Aged 19. Son of Ernest John and Daisy Edith Mears, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 8.
MIELHAM Denys Edgar
Flight Lieutenant 77678, 234 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 April 1942. Aged 22. Son of Edgar Charles Mileham, and of Erna Gladys Irene Mileham, of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 66.
MILLS Edward
Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 148156, H.M.S. Quebec (M.V. Ettrick), Royal Navy. Died 15 November 1942. Aged 19. Son of Ellen Mills, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 69, Column 1.
MILLS Joseph Wallace
Lance Sergeant 5942738, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and No. 3 Commando. Died 19 August 1942 during the Dieppe Raid. Aged 41. Son of Thomas and Helen Mills; husband of Winifred Jane Mills, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, HAUTOT-SUR-MER , Seine-Maritime, France. Row F. Grave 67.
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MOUNSEY Eric Graham
Pilot Officer 45061, 58 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 7 November 1941. Aged 24. Son of James Graham Mounsey and Sophia Mounsey, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known gtrave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 33.
MURRAY G A
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NEWLAND John Edward
Corporal 5957889, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 4 September 1944. Aged 32. Son of Samuel Newland, and of Honor Mary Newland, of Leverstock Green, Hertfordshire. Buried in LESSINES NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot A Grave 8.
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NEWTON, MiD Walter
Private 1023028, Base Ordnance Depot , Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 18 January 1941. Aged 38. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Newton; husband of Mary Winefride Newton, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 84.
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O'MONAGHAN Derrick Alexnader
Guardsman 2616097, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 15 May 1940. Aged 19. Son of John Joseph and Alice Mary O'Monaghan, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 10.
OWEN Cecil George
Lance Corporal 6028013, 1/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 26 January 1944. Aged 29, Husband of Beryl Lilian Owen, of Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 18.
PALMER Harold Bernard
Fusilier 5955793, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 5 November 1944. Aged 30. Son of Edward Joseph and Kate Palmer, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in MIERLO WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. PLot V. Row E. Grave 8.
PALMER Jack
Sergeant 5825689, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th February 1942 during the siege of Singapore by the Japanese. Aged 35. Son of Edward Joseph and Kate Palmer, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Plot 15. Row D. Grave 10.
PARSONS Gilbert Kenneth
Sergeant 1334357, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10 April 1943. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Parsons, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section L.A. Unconsecrated Grave 26.
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PICTON Leslie Arthur
Bombardier 1774443, 508 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 29 November 1944. Aged 34. Son of Arthur and Mabel Ellen Picton; husband of Iris Eileen Picton, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in APSLEY END (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire. Grave 176.
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PLUMMER Charles James
Marine CH/X 100498, R.M. Group, M.N.B.D.O.1., Royal Marines. Died 1 June 1941. Aged 25. Son of George and Mary Plummer, of Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 84.
PRATT Frank William
Sergeant 1271556, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 September 1943. Aged 22. Son of Alfred George and Hilda Agnes Pratt, of Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section M.A. Unconsecrated Grave 13.
REID, DFM John
Flight Lieutenant 128102, 605 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 June 1944. Aged 23. Son of John and Lexie Reid; husband of Lilian Joan Reid (nee Cope), of Hemel Hempstead. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (D.F.M.). Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section J. Unconsecrated Grave 30.
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RICHARDSON Eric Ryder
Sergant 1387194, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 June 1943. Aged 20. Son of William Dormer Richardson and Lizzie Richardson, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in NANTES (PONT-DU-CENS) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Loire-Atlantique, France. Plot L. Row C .Collective grave 2-6.
RICHARDSON Robert Edwin
Flying Officer 157522, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31 August 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frank and Jane Richardson, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 7. Row B. Grave 2.
RICHARDSON William John
Corporal 5956695, 2/4th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 12 May 1944. Aged 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Richardson, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; husband of Marcella Richardson, of Hemel Hempstead. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 5.
RIDDLE Jack Henry aka John Henry
Sergeant 1873572, 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 March 1944. Aged 19. Son of Henry George and Bertha Riddle, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section M.A. Unconsecrated Grave 17.

Sergeant Jack Riddle, who grew up in Hemel Hempstead, was keen to sign up and serve in the Second World War. Jack lived in his parents’ home in St Pauls Road and was in the Hemel Hempstead Air Training Corps before being called up in 1943 aged 18. He was in the local 1187 squadron of the ATC. Jack was a gunner in a crew of seven manning a Lancaster bomber. He was killed aged 19 on 15th March 1944 while raiding Stuttgart in Germany. He is buried in Heath Lane cemetery. Ten days later the crew went out on another raid and they all died except for one - a bomb aimer. Prior to going into the airforce he was working part-time in the British Brush Boring Company in Ebberns Road operating a wood boring machine. He was also an auxiliary in the Fire Service and worked as a messenger boy.

ROBBINS Ronald Stephen
Lance Corporal 5955328, 3rd Divisional Provost Company, Corps of Military Police. Died 14 November 1942. Aged 27. Son of William and Edith M. Robbins, of Hemel Hempstead; husband of Edna Robbins, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section K. Consecrated Grave 2.
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RANCE S J
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SAVAGE Ronald John
Boy 5621928, Devonshire Regiment. Died 21 January 1940. Aged 16. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section M.G. Consecrated Grave 62.
SELDEN Kenneth Edmund
Flight Sergeant 915233, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10 May 1942. Aged 25. Son of Alfred Lewis Selden and Elizabeth Selden, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section J. Unconsecrated Grave 25.
SELLS Harold
Gunner 5954977, 70 Field Regiment (Beds & Herts), Royal Artillery. Harold Sells was born in Hemel Hempstead, the much loved son of Sidney and Alice (Hearn) Sells, and step son of Emily Sells.Being musically inclined, Harold was a member of the Hemel Hempstead Harmonica Band. He was killed on 16th April 1943, aged 27 years, whilst driving an ammunition truck which was hit by the enemy. He is buried, with Honour, in the Medjez-EI-Bab War Cemetery (Plot 16. Row D. Grave 9) 60 km West of Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa — one month before the campaign ended there.
   
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SELLS James aka Jim
Private 5956372, 1st/7th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal Regiment (West Surrey). James (Jim) Sells was born in Hemel Hempstead, the much loved son of Sidney and Alice (Hearn) Sells, and step son of Emily Sells. Jim was the husband of Isobel (Alexandria) Sells and father to son Ross. He was injured and returned to his Hemel home to recover and then returned to the front line. Whilst being evacuated from the island of LeRos onto H.M. minesweeper, there was a dive bombing attack on the ship and Jim was seen to go overboard. He was killed between 16th & 17th November 1943, his body was never found...lost at sea. He was 23 years old. He is remembered with Honour, on the Cassino Memorial (Panel 4) within the Cassino War Cemetary, which lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone — 139km south east of Rome, Italy.
SHARMAN Elsie Louisa
Lance Corporal W/158563, Auxiliary Territorial Service attached to 550 Battery, 151 H.A.A. (M) Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14 February 1943. Aged 31. Daughter of Joseph Sharman, and of Annie Sharman, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in APSLEY END (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire. Grave 165.
SHEPHERD S J
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SLADE, DFC Ivor Charles Brian
Flight Lieutenant 121451, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24 August 1943. Aged 19. Son of Horace Bernard and Emily Caroline Slade, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 8. Row D. Collective grave 22-27.
SMITH Charles Derrick or Derek
Sergeant 530021, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 26 February 1943. Aged 25. Son of Mary Smith; husband of Rosina Edith Smith, of Harrow Weald, Middlesex. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 4. Row C. Collective grave 2-20.

Sergeant Charles Derek Smith served as a Navigator in the RAF’s 103 Squadron in the Second World War. Charles, who grew up Orchard Street in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, died when his plane was shot down by anti-aircraft guns over Cologne in Germany, 26th February 1943. He was 25. While growing up he had been a keen boxer and joined the RAF as a cadet when he was 15, becoming a fabric maker. He later trained as a navigator in Canada and Hendon. While in Hendon he met and married Rosina who was working in Edgware. The couple were apart for long periods of time during the war but they kept in touch by letter. They had a daughter, Barbara. Three years later, when Charles was reported lost, Rosina was pregnant with their second daughter, Jenny. Charles is buried in Rhinesberg Military Cemetery.

STAFFORD James Dean
Greaser, M.V. Dunedin Star (London), Merchant Navy. Died 10 December 1940. Aged 61. Husband of C. Stafford, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 36.
STAFFORD Samuel Dean
Lance Sergeant 5948616, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 3 July 1940. Aged 25. Son of James Dean Stafford and Charlotte Stafford, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot H. Grave 18.
STREETE Douglas
Private T/293429, 74 Motor Ambulance Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 26 March 1943. Aged 21. Son of George Alfred and Ellen Streete, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 16. Row E. Grave 19.
STUBBINGTON Lewis William
Lance Corporal 5989521, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 11 December 1940. Aged 20. Son of Henry John and Annie May Stubbington, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (HEATH LANE) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section O. Consecrated Grave 32.
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TIPPING Frederick [Thomas]
Fusilier 14442253, 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 15 February 1945. Aged 18. Son of Fred John and Gladys W. Tipping, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 6. Row E. Grave 6.
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WALKER Harry
Gunner 966364, 70 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 18 May 1944. Aged 25. Son of Alfred Henry and Edith Walker, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 13.

Harry Walker from Hemel Hempstead died while serving as a Signaller in the Royal Artillery. He was killed in 1944 aged 24 during the Sangro River Battle in Italy when his observation post was mortared. His task had been to find a target and send information back to the guns, as well as maintaining the telephone line to the guns. Harry was one of the sons of well-known fishmonger in the town, Mr H. Walker of St Albans Road. He attended George Street School and gained employment with Mr E. Gale of Marlowes.

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WALTERS John
Sergeant 5989587, 2nd Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C. Died 25 September 1944. Aged 27. Son of Millicent Dowse, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in WIJK-BIJ-DUURSTEDE GENERAL CEMETERY, Utrecht, Netherlands. Plot 1. Grave 75.
WESTERMAN R T
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WHITE John [Henry]
Private 5955356, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 13 April 1943. Aged 30. Son of Charles and Annie Elizabeth White, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; husband of Winifred White, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried in BEJA WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 2. Row M. Grave 6.
WHITEMAN John Whitmore
Lieutenant 235360, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment attached to 1st Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 22 January 1944. Aged 21. Son of Harry Whitmore Whiteman and Dorothy M. Whiteman, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 15.
WISEMAN Walter Henry
Able Seaman C/JX 145618, H.M.S. Barham, Royal Navy. Died 25 November 1941. Aged 21. Son of Henry and Florence Wiseman; husband of Joan Emily Wiseman, of Apsley, Hertfordshire. Lived in Puller Road in Hemel Hempstead, took part in one of the first battles of the Second World War. Walter served in South America on HMS Ajax which helped sink the German battleship Graf Spee in December 1939. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 44, Column 1.
WOOLLATT Horace James
Flight Sergeant 1258661, 407 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 October 1942. Aged 31. Son of Horace and Elizabeth Woollatt; husband of Constance Muriel Woollatt, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 77.
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MALAYA
1951 - 1953

KILLICK Lionel Gordon
Private 22322782, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 12 May 1951. Age 19. Buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur. Row 18, Grave 1017. Lionel, who lived in Seaton Road, was just 19 when he died while on national service in Malaya on May 12, 1951. Lionel went to Hemel Hempstead Grammar School and went on to work at the Prudential Insurance company in Watford. In his spare time he played for Blaw Knox, Watford, as well as for Dickinsons Juniors for two seasons and for Hemel Hempstead Juniors. Lionel joined the forces in January 1950. After his initial training at Colchester he was posted overseas with the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment. He had been due to return to Britain in October.

SECRETT John Albert
[Also listed as AJ on records] Lance Corporal 22823243, East Yorkshire Regiment. Accidentally killed in action 8th May 1953. Aged 18. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 6.

After the Second World War, Britain continued to be involved in conflicts in different parts of the world and some men from Dacorum fought in these while on national service. Lance Corporal 22823243, John Secrett, from Hemel Hempstead died in Malaya (now Malaysia). John, who was well known in the town, served in the East Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed on 8th May 1953 aged 18. He was born 3 December 1934. John grew up in the family home in Herbert Street. He went to Corner Hall School and George Street School and was then apprenticed to the firm George Wimpey which built Hemel Hempstead new town.

ADEN WAR
1965

COLLINS Graham
Signalman 23666241, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 25th October 1965. Aged 22. Born 25 November 1942. Buried in SILENT VALLEY, LITTLE ADEN CEMETERY, Aden, Yemen. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 5.

SOUTH ATLANTIC
1982-1983

BELL Jeff
Flight Lieutenant Jeff Bell had just completed a tour with 92 Squadron Royal Air Force in Germany, prior to commencing a 4 month detachment to the Falklands as part of the peace keeping force from June to October 1983. Flight Lieutenant Bell was killed in a flying accident (he was the navigator in a phantom which hit Mount Osborne) on 17th October 1983, a week before he was due to return home after completing his tour. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc). Aged 28. His remains were returned to the UK and are now Buried in Leverstock Green (Holy Trinity) Church.
KEOGHANE Kevin
A Sergeant with the Welsh Guards he lived with his father in Berkhamsted and served in the Falklands War in 1982. He was killed in June 1982, aged 31, when his ship the HMS Sir Galahad was bombed by the Argentinian Airforce. He lived with his father Desmond Keoghane who was a Sergeant Major at Berkhamsted School from 1973.

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