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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.

ALLEN Thomas

Private 266850, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

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, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1917 in Palestine. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 20569, Bedfordshire Regiment.

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

Serjeant 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. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford, resident Arlesey, Bedfordshire.

BADCOCK H J

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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 G A E

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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.

BAN[D]FIELD Frederick

Private 7885, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

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

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BATES Archibald Claude

Lieutenant Archibald Claude Bates was awarded the Military Cross after he carried on in battle despite being buried by shells several times during the First World War.

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, 22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), Londojn Regiment. Died of wounds 28th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead.

BELSON Oliver James

Private 33944, 6th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford.

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, 2nd/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 5th April 1917 in Egypt. Born Leverstock Green, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor.

BISWELL Harry George

Private 15030, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 6th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted St Albans.

BISWELL J

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BLADON Edward James

Private 9143, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Potten End, Herts, enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Boxmoor.

BLADON Frederick Charles

Private 16296, 8t6h (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted St Albans, resident Hemel Hempstead.

BLAKIE Alfred

Gunner 211207, Royal Artillery. Died 2nd January 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor.

BLOOR William

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.

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 W

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BREED Leonard

Lance Corporal 14501, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford. 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. Born Louth, Lincolnshire, enlisted London, resident Boxmoor.

BRINKLOW Charles Frederick

Private G/35021, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

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BROWN George

Private 65492, Labour Corps. Killed in action 16th February 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Wood End, Dedbourne, Northamptonshire, enlisted London, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 17102, Royal West Surrey Regiment.

BUCKLEY Jack

Private 12911, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Kille din action 15th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Shandrum, County Cork, Ireland, enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead. See also Apsley, John Dickinson

BULLOCK A M

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BURDEN Charles Bertram

Private 205441, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hampshire, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 19564, Northumberland Fusiliers.

BURKE E H H

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BURLES Raymond [Pelham]

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BURTT Alfred Henry

Rifleman C/1415, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 6th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Norwich, enlisted Holborn, Middlesex, resident hemel Hempstead. 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 i the Blakans. Born Bromley, Kent, enlisted Liverpool, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 19114, Bedfordshire Regiment.

BUTLER T P

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BUTTERFIELD Sidney

Private 13002, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

BUTTON W

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CANNON Joseph

Sergeant 31545, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born London, enlisted Bedford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

CARPENTER Fred

Private 40113, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 11th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Watford.

CARRINGTON Arthur W

Private 16430, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 10th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

CARRINGTON [William] George

Private 9471, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

CHANDLER Sidney

Acting Lance Sergeant 2860, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Hertford.

CHANDLER S J

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CHANDLER Thomas

Private 250839, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 8th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Edward Street, resident Boxmoor.

CHAPMAN H

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CHARGE Albert

Private 42029, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford, resident Boxmoor.

CHARGE Bertie

Private 13013, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford.

CHARGE Frederick

Private 18854, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bedford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

CHARGE H

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CHENNELLS Walter

Private 75287, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 14th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Kilburn, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly TR/10/1864, Training Reserve Battalion.

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 T

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CHISMAN C H

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CHRISTMAS Herbert

Private 42100, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 24692, Royal Flying Corps.

CLARIDGE Ernest

Private 20704, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford.

CLARK F E

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CLARKE V

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COKER John Henry

Guardsman 24087, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Caterham.

COLE Frederick

Private 4/7370, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford.

COLEMAN James

Private 55470, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 28th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 29128, Essex Regiment.s

COLEMAN P

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COLLIER C W

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COLLIER Horace

Private 36288, 2nd/4th Battalion, Pricess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 30th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hemsptead. Formerly 5634, Hertfordshire Regiment.

COLLIS A F

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COOK A T

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COOK J W

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COOK Thomas

Private 16477, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

COOLEY B

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COONER H

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COX E W

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COXHILL G

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COXHILL R W

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CRAWLEY A E

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CRAWLEY George

Corporal 16063, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Boxmoor, enlisted London.

CRAWLEY H

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CRAWLEY Montague

Privatre 235230, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 1st September 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor.

CRIPPS C

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CRIPPS G

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CROCKET[T] Thomas

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. Born Bourne End, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor.

CROFT W A

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CROFT W H

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CROSS Arthur Amos

Privatre 266694, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor.

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. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Oxlney, Hertfordshire. Formerly 31485, Suffolk Regiment.

CUTLER Herbert Charles

Privatre G/68776, 1st/22nd London Battalion, Queen's (FRoyal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 30th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor.

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.

DeBEGER G

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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.

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. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Aylesbury.

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

Private 23699, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 21st February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford.

ELISON Leonard

Private 14632, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Hampstead, Middlesex, enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead.

ELKINS Cyril Ashley

Private 43071, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

ELWORTHY S R

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EVANS Harry

Private 266696, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

EVANS Leonard Thomas

Private 82981, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 24th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 15833, 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

EVERITT A T

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FAIRBANK Edward Joseph

Private 266422, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor.

FARROW W E

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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.

FINCH Ernest

Private G/48363, 23rd Labour Company, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died in Engalnd 13th March 1917. Born Nash Mills, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

FINCH William Henry

Private 40661, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted St Paul's Churchyard, Middlesex.

FISHER H

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FORTNUM Sidney

Driver T/277534, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in England 22nd December 1916. Born Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

FOWLER A

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FOWLER Frank

Private 13305, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Great Berkhampstead, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

FOWLER F

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FRANKLIN Albert

Private 203461, 1st/4th Battalion, Dke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

FREEMAN H

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FREEMAN H W

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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 residentn Boxmoor, enlisted Watford.

GAMBLE William

Private 1577, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th March 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Boxmoor.

GARNER Arthur

Private 235576, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Boxmoor, enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 2159, Hertfordshire Regiment.

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.

GARNER George

Private 3/8087, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Watford.

GASH Robert William

Private 104177, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 26th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Formerly 35688, Essex Regiment.

GEORGE Archibald John

Private 3005, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St John's, Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor.

GEORGE Henry

Private 13616, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in England 5th June 1915. Born Boxmoor, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

GLENISTER Thomas J

Rifleman 42094, 16th Battalion, Royal irish Rifles. Killed in action 21st June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Hounslow. Formerly 31683, Bedfordshire Regiment.

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. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hulford (sic - probably Hertford).

GOODMAN S H

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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.

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. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Boxmoor. Formerly 6424, 4th Battalion, London Regiment posted 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment.

GRAVESTOCK Oliver George James

Private 14451, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford.

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.

GREENHILL Leonard

Gunner 57565, Royal garrison Artillery, Died of wounds 1st April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Hertford.

GROOM G

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GROVER George

Private 17525, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Winkwell, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor.

GURNEY H G

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HALL Alfred

Private 43119, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Formerly 26804, Bedfordshire Regiment.

HALL William

Private 2181, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th February 1915 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

HALL William

Private G/24483, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 29th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmorr. Formerly 207109, East Surrey Regiment.

HALLETT James Edwin

Private 54957, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 1st August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hunslett, Yorkshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 4901, Hertfordshire Regiment.

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.

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

HARRISON Horace

Private 17436, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st January 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor.

HARROWELL F

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HART F

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HART James Knox

Rifleman 302338, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade). Killed in action 31st October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London.

HAWKINS G

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HAWKINS Herbert Edward Bicheno

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 W

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HEMELEY G

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HENLEY James

Private 4533, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th June 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor.

HE[R]BERT Paul Frederick

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.

HERRING A

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HICKS F

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HISCOCK H R

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HITCHCOCK Frederick William

Driver 890272, Territorial Force, Royal Artillery. Died 25th November 1918 in Egypt. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

HITCHCOCK [Charles] John

Sapper 369634, "J" Company, Royal Engineers. Died at sea 10th October 1918. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Formerly 28698, Scottish Horse.

HOAR Richard Frank

Private 270757, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Apsley End, enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead.

HOAR Sidney George

Private DM2/169136, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 16th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

HOBBS C E

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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.

HOLDEN H

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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.

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.

HOSIER Joseph

Private 20841, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford, resident Two Waters, Hertfordshire.

HOURD H L

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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.

HUCKLESBY A

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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.

HUTTON W

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ILIFF A C

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IVORY G

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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.

JENNINGS, D.C.M. Thomas

Sergeant 130, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 27th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.).

JOHNSON Charles H

Lance Corporal 43500, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 5th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk.

JOHNSON F

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JONES A F

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KEARN W

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KELLY W

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KEMPSTER Leonard Frederick

Private 29445, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Berkhamsted, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

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. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Watford. Formerly TR/13/58476, 20th Battalion, Training Regiment.

LAIRD A N

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LAMB G

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LAMBERT T V

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LAWRENCE Vernon Alan

Private 14301, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in England 3rd March 1919. Born and enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

LEA Wallace

Private 393710, Labour Corps. Died 24th October 1918 in Salonika. Enlisted Watford, resident Hemel hempstead. Formerly 20798, Norfolk Regiment.

LEACH Frederick A

Private 267013, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Herford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

LEE C E

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LEE Percy

Sergeant 203343, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 26th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

LENDRUM J H R

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LONG Walter Charles

Private 126937, Machine Gun Corps 9Infantry). Died 30th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Grasmere, Westmorland, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 48090, Bedfordshire Regiment.

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. Formerly TR/10/1863, 51st Grad. Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment.

LUCK Alfred Frank

Private 266764, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

MALES John

Rifleman 11158, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 14th September 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Willesden, enlisted London, resident Boxmoor.

MANDERS T

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MASON A

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MASON T W

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MASTERMAN R C

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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.

McCARTHY P

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MEAD Frank

Private 21854, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford.

MEAD Percy

Private 20307, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

MEAD R E C

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MESSENGER F

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MILLER William John

Private 2527, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 25th April 1915 at Gallipoli. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London.

MINTER F

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MITCHELL Arthur

Private 16495, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

MITCHELL-INNES G R

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MOLES Henry John

Private 41415, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Hitchin, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 11592, West Riding Regiment.

MONK W L

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MOODY Thomas John

Rifleman 4723, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 9th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Westminster, resident Hemel Hempstead.

NARBOROUGH William George

Private 55149, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd June 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Chichley, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel hempstead.

NEEDHAM J W D

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NEWTON David George

Private G/14274, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 with British Expeditionary Force. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

NORRIS G

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OAKINS Nimrod

Lance Corporal 14464, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

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.

ODELL William

Private 19774, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

OLDRING E M

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OLDRING Hubert John

Guardsman 20933, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 16th October 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London.

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.

ORCHARD W

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OSBORNE A H

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PAIN Major William

Private 35888, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 7th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 26250, Bedfordshire Regiment.

PALMER J

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PARISH William John

Private 2347, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Brownhills, Stffordshire, enlisted and resident Hemel hempstead.

PARKINS Bertie Walter

Private 31204, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

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 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.

PARR W

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PATTERSON L

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PAXTON W C

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PEEK H

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PERCIVAL F

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PERKINS V

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PETERSON H

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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. Born boxmoor, enlisted London, resident Hemel Hempstead.

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.

PEWY G T

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PHILBY James G

[Spelt PHILBEY on SDGW] Private 72419, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 16th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London. Formerly 18309, Royal Flying Corps.

PHILIPS G

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PICTON F

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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.

PIGG W W

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PIGGOTT W

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PLUMMER William Charles

Private 4646, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor.

POTTON H

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POTTON H W

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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.

POULTER S

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PRATT Rerginald

Private 36425, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Boxmoor. Formerly 5489, Hertfordshire Regiment.

PRATT Sidney

Private 207092, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

PRATT S

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PRATT W

Either Walter James PRATT Private 201335, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1917 in Palestine. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford, resident Hackney Wick, Middlesex. or Walter Sidney PRATT, Private 78830, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford, resident Watford. Formerly 37032, East Surrey Regiment.

PRENTICE H

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QUARTERMASS Robert Alfred

Corporal 164277, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford, resident Berkhamsted.

RADFORD Colin

Private 266772, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

RATCLIFFE [William] Dan

Private 201356, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 30th October 1918 in Plaestine. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

READ Albert

Gunner 115683, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wunds 15th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Dover.

REEVES Sidney Charles

Private T.F.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.

RENEVILLE Albert Harry

Lance Corporal 16464, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th January 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hackney, Middlesex, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor.

RHODES R

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ROBBINS E

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ROBBINS William

Private 204330, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Brackley, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 203740, Bedfordshire Regiment.

RODWELL, M.M. [Her]Bert Thomas

Private 12912, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Apsley End, Hertfordshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.).

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.

ROOME E W

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ROSS E R

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ROWLEY M

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SAUNDERS A E

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SAUNDERS F

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SAUNDERS T

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SCRAGGS A V

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SEAR Harry

Private 21985, Machine Gun Corps 9Infantry). Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 2174, Hertfordshire Regiment.

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.

SEAR Sidney Herbert

Private 61497, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 10th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Watford, enlisted London, resident Hemel Hempstead.

SEARL Thomas

Private 41643, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

SEARLE Arthur William Joseph

Sergeant 37643, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 12th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Weybridge, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Hemel hempstead.

SECRETIAN R H

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SELLS Leonard

Private 43231, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Formerly 26179, Bedfordshire Regiment.

SHARP Frank

Private 43942, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Boxmoor, enlisted Watford.

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.

SIMMONS W

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SIMS W H B

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SLOUGH R J

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SMEATHMAN C

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SMEATHMAN J M

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SMITH Alfred

Private 19910, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Born boxmoor, enlisted Watford, resident Apsley End. Formerly 14375, Essex Regiment.

SMITH Albert Thomas

Private DM2/138040, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 17th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London, resident Taunton.

SMITH Frederick S

Privbate 9845, 20th Hussars. Died of wounds 30th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Boprn Barnes, London, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor.

SMITH Henry

Lance Corporal G/31387, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 19th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

SMITH Percy George

Sapper 101467, 247th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 30th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

SMITH William Thomas

Lance Corporal 10366, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 28th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

SNOWDEN H J

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SOMERVILLE William

Acting Lance Corporal 13786, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born St Pancras, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

SORROW W

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SPROAT I

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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.

SPURR George

Private 63455, Labour Corps. Died of wunds 2nd November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 33286, Royal Fusiliers.

SPURR John T

Private 153305, Labour Corps. Died in England 17th July 1918. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford. Formerly 85806, Middlesex Regiment.

SPURR John William

Lance Corporal 2479, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 28th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bury, Lancashire.

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.

STEPHENS L

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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.

STONE Arthur

Private 16689, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor.

STURDY R

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TALBOT H

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TAYLOR Frederick

Private 22080, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

TEBBY Alfred George

Sapper 267779, 23rd Signal company, Royal Engineers. Died 9th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Berkhampstead, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

THORN, M.M. Edwin

Private 4/7136, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted St Albans. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.).

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

Private 32171, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Leverstock Green, Hertfordshire. 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. Born Boxmoor, enlisted Bedford.

TOWNSEND Frederick

Private 12319, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Hemel Hempstead.

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. Francis

Corporal 54571, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 4th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted London. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.)

VINEY Charles Alfred

Private 73605, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 28th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

WADE W

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WALLER T

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WARD F

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WEBB W

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WELLMAN C

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WELLMAN E A

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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. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted St Paul's.

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.

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, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 26th March 1918 with the British Expeditionary Force. Leonard was just 19 when he was killed. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

WOMBWELL Henry

Private 133310, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 21st July 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Thriplow, cambridgeshire, enlisted Watford, resident Hemel Hempstead.

WOODS Willie

Private 39634, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Watford.

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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. 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.

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BALDWIN Bernard Oliver

Pilot Officer, 158 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 22 years. 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".

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CLEMENT G

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DAVIS R W

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DILLEY Lewis H J

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.

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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.

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GINGER R A J

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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.

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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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HARRISON L R

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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 R W

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PALMER Jack

Sergeant 5825689, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th February 1942 during the siegew 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 G K

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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.

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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.

   
Photographs above and below Courtesy & Copyright © Karen Hamilton 2006
SELLS James (Jim)

Private 5956372, 1st/7th Battalion, Wueen'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 dire 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.

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SMITH Charles Derek Smith

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.

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WALKER Harry

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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WHITE J

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WISEMAN Walter H

No further information currently. WALTER Wiseman, who 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.

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MALAYA
1951 - 1953

KILLICK Lionel Gordon

Private 22322782, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 12 May 1951. Age 19. Buried at 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
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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 at 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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