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CODICOTE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Robert Dye 2006

The Memorial Cross in the Churchyard at St Giles’ Church, Bury Lane, Codicote, is located to the left of the Lychgate entrance from Bury Lane. It lists those who died in the two World Wars. The Church of St Giles has its own website www.stgiles-church.org.uk. The Churchyard Cross lists those who either were Killed in Action, or who died soon after as a result of their wounds. It gives the Rank, Initials, and Name of the War Dead. There are 35 names from WW1 and 12 from WW2. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

Photographs Copyright © Robert Dye 2006

HONOURED
MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
WHILE SERVING IN THE
ARMED FORCES
DURING THE 2ND
GREAT WAR
R.I.P.

1914 - 1918

ARNOLD

Cecil

[Listed locally as Sergeant] Company Sergeant Major 2281, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in Action 19th October 1916. Aged 28. Born Codicote, enlisted Bedford, resident Walworth, Surrey. Son of Charles Alfred and Emma Arnold of Codicote, Herts; husband of Lucy Maria Arnold, of 18, Ilchester Rd., Weymouth, Dorset. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 10. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

BISHOP

Arthur

[Listed locally as 1st Hertfordshire Regiment] Lance Corporal 60515, "B" Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 24th August 1918. Aged 35. Born Codicote, enlisted and resident North Finchley. Son of William Bishop, of High Heath, Codicote, Herts; husband of Catherine Mary Bishop, of 202, Woodhouse Rd., North Finchley, London. Formerly 29822, 15th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 31. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

BLAIN

Francis James

Lance Corporal 2615, 32nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF. Died of wounds 25th July 1918. 32nd Battalion AIF. Aged 28. Born Knebworth, Hertfordshire although Australian Archives list this as Hitchin. Son of Arthur William and Harriett Blain, of Codicote. Enlisted Bruce Rock, Perth, Western Australia. Farmer by trade. Emigrated to Australia aged 21. Educated at Codicote National School and Luton Higher Grade School. Brother of Herbert William Blain (below). Buried in VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 10.

For further information see the Australian Digitial Archives document barcode 3089091 and also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

BLAIN

Herbert William

Private 2058, 44th Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF. Died 28th October 1917 from wounds recieved at Paschendaele. Aged 26. Born Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Son of Arthur William and Harriett Blain, of Codicote. Brother of Francis James Blain (above). Enlisted Bruce Rock, Perth, Western Australia. Farmer by trade. Educated at Codicote National School. Emigrated aged 19. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 18.

For further information see the Australian Digitial Archives document barcode 3089094 and also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

BROWN

William

[Listed as wounded locally] Private 17845, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 14th April 1917. Aged 26. Born Digswell, Welwyn, enlisted Wakefield. Son of Daniel and Emily Brown, of 2, Council Cottages, Neep End, Knebworth, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

CAMFIELD

Sidney [Arthur]

Lance Corporal 16801, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd July 1917. Aged 23. Born Codicote, enlisted Hertford, resident Rabley Heath. Son of William John and Mary Camfield, of New Wood Cottages, Rabley Heath, Welwyn, Herts. Native of Knebworth, Herts. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row T. Grave 44. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

COOPER

James

Private 8337, 6th Battalion, Connaught Ragers. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born and resident Wlewyn, enlisted Hatfield. Formerly 4576, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 A. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

COX

Walter [James]

Private 13043, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th April 1915. Born Hatfield, enlisted and resident Codicote. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 2 Plot V. Row A. Grave 34. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

CURRELL, MM

Herbert

Lance Corporal 4119, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th January 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Hertford, resident Welwyn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Currell, of High Heath Cottage, Codicote. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row S. Grave 21. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

DAY (Junior)

A G possibly Arthur

Gunner 120303, No. 1 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in England 26th December 1918. Buried in Codicote. Aged 25. Son of Arthur and Laura Sarah Day, of New Town, Codicote. Buried in St. GILES CHURCHYARD, CODICOTE, Hertfordshire. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

DUGGAN

Charles [Henry]

Private, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. No further information currently. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

DUGGAN

N

Private, Yorkshire Regiment. No further information currently. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

GINGER

Ernest

[Listed locally as 7th Battalion] Private 19128, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th August 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Codicote, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mrs. M. Ginger, of Codicote. Buried in MILLENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 13. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

GINGER

George

[Listed locally as 1st Hertfordshire Regiment and as died of wounds] Private 266301, Hertfordshire Regiment posted to 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Hertford, resident Codicote. Son of Frederick and Martha Ginger, of Barracks Cottages, Codicote. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

HAZEL

Albert James

[Listed locally as 10th Battalion] Private 203185, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine 10th November 1917. Aged 37. Born Windsor, Berkshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Codicote. Husband of Mary Ann Louisa Hazel, of New Town, Codicote. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section E. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

HEMMINGS

Richard

Private 13048, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd April 1915. Aged 18. Born, resident and enlisted Codicote. Son of C. F. and Mary Ann Hemmings, of 4, Council Cottages, Codicote. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

HEMMINGS

Robert

[Listed locally as Royal Field Artillery] Private 5223, 59th Company, Machine Gun Corps(Infantry). Died of wounds 7th July 1916. Aged 24. Born Langley, enlisted Hitchin, resident Stevenage. Son of Charles and Mary Hemmings; husband of Clara Hemmings (nee Carpenter), of Mulberry Cottage, Knebworth, Herts. Formerly 22307, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in WELFORD ROAD CEMETERY, LEICESTER, Leicestershire. Screen Wall. O1. 290.

Note: Between 1914 and 1919, the 5th Northern General Hospital, with more than 2,600 beds, occupied several buildings in Leicester and North Evington. More than 95,000 officers and men were admitted to the hospital, which recorded 514 deaths before its closure. Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery contains 286 First World War burials, more than half of them forming a war graves plot with a Screen Wall bearing the names of those buried there.

See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

JEFFERIES

Arthur [Bracy]

Private 13059, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th April 1915. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Codicote. Son of Henry and Ellen Jefferies, of High St., Codicote. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

JONES

Edward

Private 13054 , 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st April 1915. Born Harpenden, enlisted and resident Codicote. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

JONES

Harvey

[Listed locally as 1st Battalion] Private 13053, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th August 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Codicote. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 8. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

KIMSEY

Harry

Lance Corporal 6203, 1st King's Dragoon Guards. Killed in action 1st June 1915. Aged 28. Born Luton, enlisted Hertford, resident Codicote. Son of John and Sarah Ann Kirnsey, of Council Houses, Codicote. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

KING

Alfred [John]

Private 30372, Regimental Depot, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died in the United Kingdom 14th October 1916. Aged 22. Enlisted Hertford, resident Codicott Bottom. Son of William and Mary J. King, of 32, London Rd., Welwyn. Formerly 4195, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in ST. GILES CHURCHYARD, CODICOTE, Hertfordshire. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

KINGHAM

[Arthur] William [George]

Private M2/045523, 1st G.H.Q. Reserve Motorised Transport, Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 18th August 1918. Aged 26. Son of William and Annie Kingham, of Codicote; husband of Dora Tuck (formerly Kingham), of Great Snoring, Fakenham, Norfolk. Buried in WOOD CEMETERY, MARCELCAVE, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. 17. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

KNIGHT

A

East Surrey Regiment. No further information currently available. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

MARVELL

Harry

Private 3/10436, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th August 1916. Aged 39. Born Stamford, Lincolnshire, enlisted Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Husband of Olive M. Hedger (formerly Marvell), of New Town, Codicote, Welwyn, Herts. Served in the South African Campaign. 21 years' service. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

MATTHEWS

George

Acting Company Sergeant Major 3/8639, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed inaAction 20th December 1915. Aged 39. Born Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, enlisted Stratford, Essex, resident West Ham, Essex. Son of Edmund and Mary Ann Matthews. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

MORGAN

George [Henry]

Private 33414, No. 3 Field Ambulance, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Born Richmond, Surrey 22nd February 1880. Son of George Morgan of Codicote. Constable. Unmarried. Enlisted 24th September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada. Killed in action. Cannot locate an entry on CWGC. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

MORGAN

L

Lance Corporal, South Staffs Regiment. No further information currently available. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

MUNRO

William

[Listed locally as 8th Battalion] Private 19894, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1917. Aged 26. Born Knebworth, enlisted and resident Codicote. Son of Mrs. W. H. Munro, of New Town, Codicote. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

RIDOUT

Oliver [Percy]

Sergeant 14209, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in England 25th April 1915. Born and resident Bath, enlisted Codicote. Son of the late Edwin and Ellen Ridout. Buried in BEAR ROAD BOROUGH CEMETERY, BRIGHTON, Sussex. Grave reference ZGV. 38. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

SAMS

Arthur [William]

[Listed locally as 3rd Battalion] Private 13050, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Codicote. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 2. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

SHAMBROOK

[Arthur] Charles

[Listed locally as Lance Corporal] Private 14208, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th [SDGW] or 29th [CWGC] September 1915. Aged 35. Born, resident and enlisted Codicote. Son of John and Elizabeth Shambrook, of High St., Codicote. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 36. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

TITMUSS

James William

[Spelt TITMUS on SDGW] Lance Corporal G/29561, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Hitchin, resident Codicot (sic). Son of James William and Elizabeth Titmuss, of 48, Florence St., Hitchin, Herts; husband of Florence Titmuss, of New Town, Codicote, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115. *** Not on Peace Memorial Hall Roll of Honour ***

WELLS

Mark

Private T/265942, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 27th August 1918. Aged 26. Born Rotherithe, Surrey, enlisted Watford, resident Welwyn. Son of Mark and Louisa Wells, of 43, North St., Thame, Oxon. Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 1. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

WINCH, MM

Maurice [Alfred George]

[Listed locally as 1st Battalion] Corporal 13045, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Codicote. Son of William and Minnie Winch, of 20, Council Cottages, Codicote. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

1939 - 1945

BENTICK

Raymond Cyril [Walter]

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1603964, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th October 1944. Aged 33. Son of Herbert and Charlotte Bentick; husband of Enid Bentick, of Watford Hertfordshire. Buried in NASSAU WAR CEMETERY, Bahamas. West section. Plot/Row B. Grave 7. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

BOSTON

C A S

Private, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. No record on CWGC that fits nor on the Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 CD. No further information currently available. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

CHANDLER

Harold John

Sergeant 1618502, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th November 1944. Aged 42. Son of Harold John and Mary Ann Chandler; husband of Edith May Chandler, of Codicot (sic), Hertfordshire. Buried in ALLEMONT (LE RIVIER) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Isere, France. Centre Plot. Row 1. Grave 6. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

GILBERT

William

Gunner, 182 Battery, 4 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 22nd April 1942. Aged 30. Son of William and Rosina Gilbert, of Codicote, Hertfordshire; husband of Phyllis Kathleen Gilbert, of Codicote. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot/Row/Section J. Joint grave 3. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

JONES

H

Corporal, Royal Berkshire Regiment possibly Horace JONES, Private 5333586, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 8th April 1943. Aged 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Jones; husband of V. R. Jones, of Wigston, Leicestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 15. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

KIRK

Reginald Charles

Private 5988441, 2nd Battalion The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 22nd May 1940. 2 Aged 32. Buried in ZWEVEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Zwevegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave 6. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

MARTIN

Jack Harvey

Able Seaman C/JX 315554, H.M. Motor Torpedo Boat 430, Royal Navy. Died 27th July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frederick and Florence Martin, of Codicote. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 64. Plot 6. Row A. Grave 7. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

NATHAN

Henry [James]

Lance Corporal 14655707, 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 17th August 1944. Aged 19. Son of Joseph Samuel and Elizabeth Louisa Nathan, of Caldecote (sic). Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 11. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

PAYNE

Frederick George

Lance Corporal 5950478, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 24th July 1943. Son of William and Louise Payne, of Codicote. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 54.

See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

PAYNE

Stanley James

Gunner 1602272, 2 Battery, 1 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10th December 1942. Aged 27. Son of William and Louisa Payne, of Codicote. Buried in ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 18. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

SPARROW

Michael [Robert]

Pilot Officer (Air Bomber) 160507, 466 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in Action 20/01/1944. Aged 21. Son of George Ernest and Lucy Sparrow, of Codicote. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 18. Row F. Grave 13. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

WHITING

John

Flying Officer 104070, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th October 1943. Aged 36. Son of Walter and Marion Whiting; husband of Mary Frances Whiting, of Welwyn. Buried by the path in ST. IPPOLYT NEW CHURCHYARD, IPPOLLITTS, Hertfordshire. See also Codicote Peace Memorial Hall.

Last updated 26 November, 2006

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