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FLAMSTEAD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Carolynn Langley 2005

The village of Flamstead War memorial is to be found to the left of the entrance to the parish church of St. Leonard’s on the High Street. The memorial takes the form of a brick and flint plinth upon which is a Portland stone base plinth, upon which the names are carved, and a Portland stone Cross of Sacrifice with the Sword on the front face. There are 32 names for World War 1 and 6 names for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled circa 1920 by Sir Guy Saunders Sebright, Bt. and an accompanying scroll containing a Roll of Honour was placed inside the church whereit resides now. Monies were raised by public subscription, the memorial costing £107 7s 4d, the mason being Messrs G Maile & Son Ltd. Some of the breakdown of costs are listed here:

Mails (sic) & Son
87
8s
1d
Mr Wix (Alf and Harry, Sebright Estate Maintenance Workers)
£10
4s
0d
Sir Guy Sebright (Materials, etc)
£9
15s
3d
Accounts at 19 November 1920 - Debit Balance
£6
15s
5d

Mentioned in E Edwards book: 'Flamstead: The Listed Buildings and the People Who Lived in Them' pp.149-150.

Photographs Copyright © 2005 - Carolynn Langley

TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ANDREWS

Frederick

Private 15556 7th Bedfordshire Regiment Killed in action 27th September 1916 at the Somme. Commemorated on THIPVAL Memorial on pier and Face 2 C Also on MARKYATE memorial

ANDREWS

Percy

Private 42803 7th Lincolnshire Regiment Died of wounds 4th June 1918 in France. St Sever Cemetery Extension. Ref 011.1.14 Also on MARKYATE Memorial

ARMSTRONG

Frederick G

Corporal G/30914 9th Rifle Brigade Born Gillingham Kent Killed in action 24th March 1918 at Mons Grand-Seraucourt British cemetery

BATCHELOR

Fredrick

Private 16595 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Age 27 Killed in action on 20th September 1918 Between Somme and Loos. Vis-en-Artios Memorial. Panel 4 and 5

BATCHELOR

Horace

Private 20779 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. of Trowley Bottom aged 27 Killed in action on 15th September 1915 at Somme. Thiepval Memorial pier and face 2C

CLARK

Frederick William

Private 22972 4th Bedfordshire Regiment of River Hill. Aged 32. son of Thomas and Sarah Clark. Husband of Alice Killed in action 27th august 1918 in France AIF Burial Ground.Flers ref X1.J.I

CLARK

Percy Thomas

Private 23066 4th Bedfordshire Regiment Killed in action on 13th November 1916 at Beaumont- Hamel. Ancre British Cemetery. Ref V1 C3

COOK

Leonard

Private 6/2581 1st Canterbury Regiment N.Z.E.F. of Hill and Coles Farm killed 7th June 1917. During Battle of Messines. Messines Ridge British Cemetery. Ref 1.E.5

COOT

William

Private 46870 7th Northants Regiment. age 38. Born Markyate son of William and Sarah Coot. Died of wounds 24th April 1918 at Pernes en -Artios. Pernes British Cemetery. Ref 1.D.22

CURL

Frederick David

Sergeant 4364 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales Own).aged 36 Born St. Albans husband of May. died of wounds October 30th 1914 in Ypres Ypres Town Cemetery Extension. Ref 11.B.1

DAY

Horace Charles

Private 15086 7th Bedfordshire Regiment Born Slip End aged 21 lived Luton. Killed in action 21st January 1916 in France Meaulte Military Cemetery .ref B 33

DYER

Joshua

Lance Corporal G/15427 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment Died of wounds on 22nd September 1916 Buried St Leonards Churchyard Flamstead Plot 2.13

FEATUM

John

Private. Royal West Kent Regiment No further information.

FENSOME

James

Private 15023 11th Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 6th October 1915. Buried at St Leonard's Churchyard Flamstead plot 3.8.

FLITTON

Alfred

Private. 27423 693RD Agricultural Coy. Labour Corps. Age 34. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment son of David and Elizabeth Flitton Died of wounds 1st November 1918 Buried at St. Leonards Churchyard Flamstead. Plot 3.18.

FLITTON

Arthur

Private G/2076 7th The Queens( Royal West Surrey Regiment) son of David and Elizabeth Flitton killed in action in France 1st July1916 Dantzig Alley British Cemetery ref V111 T.8

FLITTON

William

Private 200760 1st /5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of David and Elizabeth Flitton. Died of wounds at Gaza. Palestine July 21st 1917. Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref X11 D 7

GODFREY

Horace

Private 18434 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment Killed in action 28th July 1917 at Ypres. Menin Gate Memorial. Panel 31 and 33

GODFREY

Percy

Private 9943 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment of Friars Wash. Son of Maria.Godfrey Died of wounds at the Somme 4th October 1916 age 25. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Ref 111 E 19

HARRIS

Edgar

Private. 16549 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. of Flint Cottage son of Alfred and Sarah Harris. Died of wounds at Corbie 21st March 1916. age 23 commemorated Corbie Communal Cemetery plot 1 row E grave 21.

HARRIS

Horace

Private 7th Bedfordshire Regiment of Flint Cottage. enlisted Watford. Son of Alfred and Sarah aged 26. Killed in action in France 27th September 1916. Thiepval Memorial

KITCHENER

George

Lance Corporal 17911 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. of Beechwood.Born Richmond Surrey. Killed by a shell in the trenches in France 10th November 1915. Blenvillers Military Cemetery Pas de Calais Ref IV A3

LEE

Arthur Frederick

Private G/1181 2ND Royal Sussex Regiment Killed in action in France on May 9th 1915 Commemorated Le Touret Memorial Panel 20 and 21.

PEACOCK

Elijah

Private 26265 1st East Surrey Regiment Formerly with the 4th Reserve Cavalry Regiment. born Reigate surrey. Son of Mrs M Peacock died of wounds in Belgium on 31st October 1917. age 19. Commemorated Menin Road South Military Cemetery. Ref 111.H.18

PEDDER

Charles

Private 9687 3rd Bedfordshire Regiment of Trowley Bottom. Son of Joseph and Lois Pedder. Died of fever on September 9th 1916. age 24 buried in St. Leonards Churchyard. Flamstead plot 3.27

PEDDER

Harry

Lance Corporal 18446 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Brother of above. of Trowley Bottom. Son of Joseph and Lois Pedder. died of wounds in France on 29th April 1918 age 21. Commemorated Aire Communal Cemetery. Ref 11.G.25 Also on Hemel Hempstead Memorial.

RILEY

Dennis

Private 89996 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. of Dunstable. born Flamstead. Killed in action in France on May 18th 1915. Le Touret Memorial. Ref panel 10/11

ROBINSON

Walter

Private G/73065 Royal Fusiliers .of Dunstable, born Flamstead. Died of wounds in France on 27th August 1918. St Helaire Cemetery Extension Ref N.32

SILVESTER

John ('Jack')

Able seaman. 191889 Royal Navy. Age 34. killed on board HMS 'Hawke' on 15th October 1914 . son of Mrs.G and the Late Mr. Silvester Chatham Naval Memorial Panel 3

SMITH

William

Sergeant. 3/8635 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Age 40 Born in Ware Herts. Son of the late William and Emma Smith of Hitchin and husband of Emma Smith of Flamstead. Served in the South African War Killed in action in France on 17th December 1915. Commemorated Ypres Menin Gate Memorial panel 31/33

STEVENS

Ernest William

Private 22435 8th Bedfordshire Regiment age 34. Born in Markyate, lived Church End. son of Amy and the late William Stevens. Husband of Clara. Killed in action in France on 15th September 1916. Serre Road Cemetery. Ref XXX111 F.9

WHITE

Henry (Jack)

Private 4851 1st Scots Guards killed in action at Ypres on 29th October 1914. Commemorated Menin Gate Memorial Ref panel 11

WOOD

John Lockhart

Captain 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars, of The Hoo, Great Gaddesden. Entered into The army in 1892 and served in the Boer War. Died in London on 11th June 1915 from wounds received in Flanders on 24th May 1915. Age 43. Educated at Eton. Son of the late Herbert Wood of Raasay, Scotland. Husband of Mary Douglas Wood Awarded The Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.O.) buried at St. Mary's Church Battersea Cemetery London. Ref 10264 Also on Great Gaddesden War Memorial and a brass plaque in St. John's Church, Gt. Gaddesden.

Not recorded on WAR MEMORIAL

COOTE

Stanley

Private 17587 6th Bedfordshire Regiment age 21. Of Kinsbourne Green. Born Flamstead. Killed in action at Bienvillers France 4th May 1916. Bienvillers Military Cemetery. Ref 1VA9

1939-1945
BANBY Albert George
Private 59056225, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 14th June 1944. Aged 24. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 15.
BATCHELOR Douglas Arthur
Sapper 14345461, 2 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 6th May 1944. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Batchelor, of Flamstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 3.
HORWOOD Leslie John
Died April 1944. No further information currently available
MORTON Glenister John
Gunner 7957641, 17 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14th August 1943. Aged 22. Son of Augustus and Edith Morton; husband of Mary Sidonia Morton, of Shafford, Hertfordshire. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot II. Row H. Grave 31.
TUCKEY Allan Lane
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M. Levant Schooner No. 4, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th April 1944. Aged 21.Son of John Henry Arthur Tuckey, and of Cecily Louise Tuckey, of Flamstead, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 88, Column 1.
HARVEY Frederick Charles
Civilian Munitions Worker and Army Cadet. Died in an explosion whilst working at the Brocks Fireworks Munitions Factory in Hemel Hempstead March 1944. Aged 16.
Memorial within the church
BARROW Lawrence Alfred Howard

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st August 1916. Aged 21. Son of the Rev. A. H. Barrow and Emily Mary Barrow, of Ashfield, Beckenham, Kent. Buried in ENGLEBELMER COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 3.

There is a wall mounted memorial within St Leonard’s Church, to 2nd Lieutenant Lawrence Barrow of the 11th Battalion [10th on the CWGC records], Royal Sussex Regiment. His Father, Reverend A H Barrow, was Vicar of Flamstead from 1916 to 1923 and officiated at the unveiling of the War Memorial in November 1920.

AMDG
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LAWRENCE ALFRED HOWARD BARROW
2ND LIEUT 11TH ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT
WHO FELL FIGHTING FOR HIS COUNTRY, IN FRANCE
AUGUST 31ST 1916
AGED 21 YEARS
THIS CROSS AND CANDLESTICKS ARE DEDICATED
BY HIS FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHERS & SISTERS
R.I.P.

Last updated 13 June, 2011

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