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BUCKLAND AND CHIPPING WAR MEMORIAL

First and Second World War - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © 2006 Martin Edwards

The Buckland and Chipping memorial takes the form of a tablet within the parish church. There is also a Roll of Honour within the church as well. The details do not necessarily match for both, that is not all names on the memorial appear on the Roll of Honour.

Photographs above and below courtesy & copyright © Gordon Gilby 2006

TO
THE GLORIOUS AND UNDYING MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF BUCKLAND AND CHIPPING
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN
THE GREAT WAR. 1914 – 1919

BRUCE
Henry [Claud Robert]
Private 2040, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd April 1915. Born Liverpool, enlisted Royston, resident Buckland. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 51.
GEAVES
William [James]
[Listed as GEAVEN on memorial] Lance Corporal 17170, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 7th January 1918. Aged 28. Born London, enlisted Royston, resident Hemmingford, Huntingdosnhire. Son of Mrs. W. Stocken, of 156, Cottenham Rd., Holloway, London. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Plot V. Row E. Grave 7.

Note: The cemetery was begun by the Germans in 1915 for the burial of prisoners of war who died at the local camp. During the war almost 3,000 Allied soldiers and civilians, including French, Russian and Commonwealth, were buried there In 1922-23 it was decided that the graves of Commonwealth servicemen who had died all over Germany should be brought together into four permanent cemeteries. Niederzwehren was one of those chosen and in the following four years, more than 1,500 graves were brought into the cemetery from 190 burial grounds in Baden, Bavaria, Hanover, Hesse and Saxony. There are now 1,796 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the Commonwealth plot at Niederzwehren. This total includes special memorials to 13 casualties buried in other cemeteries in Germany whose graves could not be found. The following cemeteries are among those from which graves were brought to Niederzwehren: BAYREUTH TOWN CEMETERY, Bavaria. 24 burials of 1918. DARMSTADT FOREST CEMETERY, Hesse. In use from 1915. 102 burials. DIETKIRCHEN PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Hesse-Nassau. 45 burials (28 of Irish Regiments) of 1914-18. FREIBURG IN BREISGAU MAIN CEMETERY, Baden, 43 burials of 1918. GERMERSHEIM CEMETERY, Palatinate. 26 burials of 1915-1918. GIESSEN MILITARY CEMETERY, Hesse. 99 burials of 1914-1919. GOTTINGEN MILITARY CEMETERY, Hanover. 88 burials of 1914-1919. HAMELN PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Hanover. 70 burials of 1915-1918. INGOLSTADT CEMETERY, Bavaria. 23 burials of 1917-1918. LANGENSALZA PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERIES No. 1 and No. 2, Prussian Saxony. 225 burials of 1915-1918. MAINZ MILITARY CEMETERY, Rhein-Hessen. 23 burials of 1915-1919. MANNHEIM MAIN CEMETERY, Baden. 21 burials of 1916-1918. MESCHEDE PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Westphalia. 49 burials of 1917-1918. OHRDRUF PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Thuringia. 107 burials of 1915-1918. PADERBORN CEMETERY, Westphalia. 29 soldiers burials of 1914-18. QUEDLINBURG CENTRAL CEMETERY, Prussian Saxony. 102 burials of 1914-1918. SENNELAGER PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Westphalia. 32 burials of 1914-1918.

GILBY
Frederick
[Spelt GLIBEY on SDGW] Private 15414, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Buckland, enlisted Royston. Son of Arthur Gilby, of Buckland, Buntingford, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C
GILBY
[Albert] Victor
Private 242053, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gliucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 4th December 1917. Aged 20. Born Buckland, enlisted Hertford. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Gilby, of Buckland, Buntingford, Herts. Formerly 3130, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6.
HEAD
Amos
Private 3707, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th March 1915. Aged 28. Enlisted and resident Hertford. Son of William and Mary Ann Head, of Chipping, Buntingford, Herts. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 73.
HILLS
Thomas [Charles]
Private G/15872, 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 30th October 1918. Aged 28. Born Chipping, enlisted Holloway, Middlesex, resident Upper Holloway. Son of John and Mary Ann Hills, of Chipping, Buntingford, Herts; husband of Jessie Cook (formerly Hills), of 62A, Mulkern Rd., Upper Holloway, London. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot XIX. Row B. Grave 12.

Note: In 1922-23 it was decided that the graves of Commonwealth servicemen who had died all over Germany should be brought together into four permanent cemeteries. Berlin South-Western was one of those chosen and in 1924-25, graves were brought into the cemetery from more than 140 burial grounds in eastern Germany. There are now 1,176 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the Commonwealth plot at Berlin South-Western Cemetery. The total includes special memorials to a number of casualties buried in other cemeteries in Germany whose graves could not be found. The following cemeteries are among those from which graves were brought to Berlin South-Western Cemetery: ALTDAMM PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Pomerania. 51 burials of 1915-1918. BUDEROSE PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Brandenburg. 20 burials of 1918. CROSSEN PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Brandenburg. 68 burials of 1918. DOBERITZ PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Brandenburg. 38 burials of 1914-1918. HASENHEIDE GARRISON CEMETERY, Brandenburg. 64 burials.. HEILSBERG PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, East Prussia. 12 burials of 1917-1918. 39 burials remain at Heilsberg. KLEIN WITTENBERG OLD CEMETERY, Saxony. 25 service and eight civilian burials of 1915. NEW (or PRISONERS OF WAR) CEMETERY, 74 service and three civilian burials of 1915, 1917 and 1918. WITTENBERG OLD SMALL CEMETERY, two burials of 1914 and 1915. LAMSDORF PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Silesia. 83 burials of 1917-1919. MAGDEBURG MILITARY CEMETERY, Saxony. 25 burials of 1915-1918. MERSEBURG TOWN CEMETERY, Saxony. 12 burials of 1914-1917, and the PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, 33 burials of 1917-1918. OPPELN TOWN CEMETERY, Upper Silesia. 11 burials of 1921. 30 post war burials remain at Oppeln. SCHNEIDEMUHL PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, West Prussia. 67 burials of 1915-1918. 18 burials remain at Schneidemuhl. STARGARD PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Pomerania. 41 burials of 1917-1918. STENDAL PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, Saxony. 1413 burials of 1917-1918. ZERBST (HEIDETOR) CEMETERY, Anhalt. Two burials of 1914-1915, and the PRISONERS OF WAR CEMETERY, 45 burials of 1917-1918.

HURRY
Herbert [Charles]
Private 16412, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Chipping, enlisted Royston. Son of Alice Hurry, of Chipping, Buntingford, Herts., and the late William Hurry.No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
HURRY
Leonard [Arthur]
Private 25966, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Buckland, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Joseph and Emily Hurry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
IMPLETON
Thomas
Sergeant 96001, "D" Battery, 55th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 24th April 1917. Born Buckland, enlisted Shepherd's Buch, London W. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIX. Row J. Grave 16.
MALYON
William [Christopher]
Lance Corporal 265782, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Buckland, enlisted Bishop's Stortford. Son of William and Sarah Malyon, of Buckland, Buntingford, Herts. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLV. Row F. Grave 20.
ROGERS
Charles
No further information currently available
ROGERS
Walter
Private 15442, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th May 1915. Aged 18. Born Buntingford, enlisted Royston, resident Buckland. Son of Tobias and Harriet Rogers, of Buckland, Buntingford, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
SCRIPPS
Robert
Private 78743, Royal Fusiliers. Died 31st March 1919. Buried in St. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, BUCKLAND, Hertfordshire.
SOUTH
Edward
Private 19913, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1915. Aged 35. Born and resident Buckland, enlisted Royston. Son of Mrs. Eliza J. South, of Buckland, Buntingford, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
SOUTH
William
Acting Corporal 294991, 709th Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 16th February 1918. Born Buckland, enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex, resident Highgate, New Town, Middlesex. Formerly Pioneer 123548, Royal Engineers. Buried in HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
AND
THE WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
CLAYTON
William John
Ordinary Seaman, S.S. Empire Steel (Liverpool), Merchant Navy. Died after his ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat on 24th March 1942. Aged 21. Son of Arthur and Lily Clayton, of Chipping, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 45.

Note: SS Empire Steel was an 8,138 ton British tanker torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-123 (under the command of Reinhard Hardegen) on 24th March 1942, position 36-34o N, 64-02o W. Bound from Baton Rouge to United Kingdom with a cargo of high octane gas and kerosene. Ship owned by Bank Line, Ltd. 39 of crew of 47 were missing. 8 picked up by tug EDWARD J. MORAN March 28 and landed at Little Creek, C.G. Station, April 1. All survivors were sent to Marine Hospital, Norfolk.

HURRY
Francis John
No further information currently available

ROLL OF HONOUR
NAMES OF MEN OF BUCKLAND & CHIPPING
WHO SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE ARMY OR NAVY DURING
THE GREAT WAR. THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO FELL IN ACTION OR DIED
ON SERVICE ARE RECORDED ON THE MEMORIAL TABLET ON THE NORTH WALL OF THIS CHURCH.

BRUCE

Edward
No further information currently available

BRUCE

Harry
No further information currently available

BRUCE

Henry
See War Memorial above.

BRUCE

Herbert
No further information currently available

BYATT

Alfred
No further information currently available

CARTER

Hector
No further information currently available

CLAYTON

Arthur
No further information currently available

COXALL

Thomas
No further information currently available

CROUCH

William
No further information currently available

CUTTS

Leonard
No further information currently available

GEAVES

William James
See War Memorial above.

GILBY

Ernest
No further information currently available

GILBY

Frederick
See War Memorial above.

GILBY

Victor
See War Memorial above.

HEAD

Amos
See War Memorial above.

HENSBY

Frederick
No further information currently available

HILLS

Thomas
See War Memorial above.

HURRY

Christopher
No further information currently available

HURRY

Ernest
No further information currently available

HURRY

Frederick
No further information currently available

HURRY

Frederick Charles
No further information currently available

HURRY

Herbert Charles
See War Memorial above.

HURRY

Herbert G
Private 16920, Bedfordshire Regiment. Discharged 31 March 1919. Died 1962. Buried in Hitchin Cemetery.

HURRY

Leonard
See War Memorial above.

IMPLETON

Charles
Born 11th December 1889 in Therfield, Herts. Son of Joseph Impleton (bootmaker) and mother Elizabeth. Brother of George also on this Roll of Honour and Thomas killed in WW1. Working as Farm Labourer on 1911 census. Married Mary Ann Hagger 15 November 1919. Died in Cambridge date unknown.

IMPLETON

George [William]
Born 26th September 1884 in Therfield, Herts. Son of Joseph Impleton (bootmaker) and mother Elizabeth. Brother of Charles also on this Roll of Honour and Thomas killed in WW1. Working as Farm Labourer on 1911 census. Apparently married and had two sons - no details known.

JACKSON

Christopher
No further information currently available

JACKSON

John
No further information currently available

LAW

Frank
No further information currently available

MALYON

E
No further information currently available

MALYON

S
No further information currently available

MALYON

William
See War Memorial above.

MORRIS

Edward Thomas
No further information currently available

PARKER

Joseph Thomas
No further information currently available

PARKER

Sydney
No further information currently available

PHILLIPS

Charles
No further information currently available

ROGERS

Charles
See War Memorial above.

ROGERS

Walter
See War Memorial above.

SCRIPPS

Robert
See War Memorial above.

SELL

Elias
No further information currently available

SHEPHERD

Albert
No further information currently available

SHEPHERD

Walter
No further information currently available

SOUTH

Edward
See War Memorial above.

SOUTH

William
See War Memorial above.

WARD

William
No further information currently available

WHITBY

Allan
Born circa 10th March 1889, Buckland, married Marjorie Phyllis Carter, died 3rd May 1996. Brother of all the other WHITBY's listed here. Son of William Henry Whitby, a carpenter of Buckland and Lizzie (nee Greaves) of Chipping.

WHITBY

John 'Jack'
Born circa 24th August 188179, Buckland. Had a son called William. Brother of all the other WHITBY's listed here. Son of William Henry Whitby, a carpenter of Buckland and Lizzie (nee Greaves) of Chipping.

WHITBY

Joseph [Pegram]
Born circa 24th June 1881, married Florence ?. Carpenter, owned a shop at Gosmore. Brother of all the other WHITBY's listed here. Son of William Henry Whitby, a carpenter of Buckland and Lizzie (nee Greaves) of Chipping.

WHITBY

Leslie
Born circa 10th March 1889, Buckland, married Rita/Hetty/Dorothy Cox. Brother of all the other WHITBY's listed here. Son of William Henry Whitby, a carpenter of Buckland and Lizzie (nee Greaves) of Chipping.

WHITBY

Sidney
Born circa 13th September 1891. Batchelor. Brother of all the other WHITBY's listed here. Son of William Henry Whitby, a carpenter of Buckland and Lizzie (nee Greaves) of Chipping.

WILLIAMS

Harry
No further information currently available

Last updated 13 October, 2016

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