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FLAUNDEN WAR MEMORIAL

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

The village of Flaunden is close to Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. Inside the church of St Mary Magdalene Flauden Herts is a brass plaque commemorating those who died in World War 1. A further wooden plaque with gold lettering can be found honouring those who died in World War 2. A hand written roll can also be found on the left hand wall of the nave of St Mary Magdalene church. The hand written roll of honour was originally in the chapel in the village; when the chapel was sold as a private dwelling the roll of honour was transferred to the church. The chapel still has several old grave stones in the garden.

Photographs Copyright © 2003 - Carolynn Langley

FOR GOD + AND COUNTRY
IN HONOUR OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

COKE
Arthur George
(The Hon). Lieutenant, Armoured Car Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action at Sedel Bahr, Gallipoli on 21st May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 8 to 15. also on memorial at HOLKHAM, Norfolk.
DOGGETT
Percy
Private 13622, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 26th April 1918. Age 24. Born and resident Flaunden, enlisted Watford. Served in both Italy and France. He was wounded twice and suffered from trench fever. Son of Daniel and Sarah Doggett, of Flaunden, former member of Flaunden Baptist church. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Grave I. F. 29.
PRITCHARD
Harry
Private 13624, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres on 14th June 1915. Aged 19. Born Flaunden, enlisted Watford, resident No. 89, Flaunden. Son of Amos and Elizabeth Pritchard. Buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. D. 14.
RUFFETT
John
Private 13619, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 12th October 1916. Born Flaunden, enlisted Watford, resident Ivinghoe. Son of William and the late Mrs Ruffett. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
TOMLIN
Frank
Sergeant 9993, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France on 9th June 1917. Age 43. Born and enlisted Chesham, Hertfordshire, resident Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Son of Nathan and Elizabeth Tomlin, of Chesham, Bucks; husband of Emily Frances Tomlin, of Letchworth Lane, Letchworth, Herts. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. H. 14
IN HONOUR OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THIER LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
1939 - 1945.
COKER
Frank [Edward]
Private 1688595, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 14th April 1945. Age 31. Son of Edward and Sarah Jane Coker; husband of Rosie Frances Coker, of Hemel Hempstead. Buried on the north boundary in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, LEVERSTOCK GREEN, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD. See also Bovingdon and Leverstock Green.
PERKINS
Reginald [William Edward]
Assistant Cook, S.S. Bassa (Liverpool), Merchant Navy. Died 29th September 1940. Son of Reginald George and Emily May Perkins; brother of Kenneth (below). Born 5 December 1918 at Dalston (London); baptised at Holy trinity Dalston 22nd December 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 15.
PERKINS
Kenneth [Alfred]
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in a raid on Frankfurt 20th/21st December 1943. Son of Reginald George and Emily May Perkins; brother of Reginald (above). Born 28 March 1921 in Hackney. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Section 10. Row B. Collective Grave 10-12.

NAMES OF THE PARISHIONERS OF FLAUNDEN
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

The Glorious Dead

ALLEN William
Private 3/7752, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 May 1915. Aged 39. Born Flaunden, enlisted Hertford, resident Watford. Son of the late Henry and Isobell Allen. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
Died
COKE Arthur G
Capt. Motor Detachment. (see above)
Died
DOGGETT Percy
3rd Beds. (see above)
Died
PRITCHARD Harry
1st Beds. (see above)
Died
RUFFITT John
3rd Beds. (see above)
Died
TOMLIN Frank
5th Beds. (see above)
Died
Served Overseas
ATKINGS Alfred
Cpl. A.S.C.
 
ATKINGS Lionel
Lt. R'y Transport.
 
BALCOMBE Bert
Sergt. R.A.M.C.
 
BALDWIN Charles T
A.S.C.
 
BURGIN John
1st Beds
 
BURGIN Harold
Ryl Bucks Hussars.
 
BURGIN Edward C
2nd Lincoln
(Wounded)
BURGIN Albert
R.N.
 
BURGIN William
Royal Flying Corps.
 
BURGIN Tom
3rd Essex
 
CHALK Tom
A.J.C.
 
DOGGETT John
Australian Forces,
 
HARDING Jack
3rd Oxon & Bucks.
 
HARRIS William
1st Beds.
 
HUDSON Ben
R.E
 
HUDSON George
R.E.
 
JONES Jack
Royal Bucks Hussars
( Invalided)
JONES Edward
Tank Corps.
( Wounded)
JONES Henry
Sportsmen Regt.
 
JONES Albert
Royal Fusiliers.
 
JONES William
Canadian Black Watch
 
JONES Fred
R.F.A.
 
JONES Harry A
Northants
(Invalided)
MORTON Harold T
Royal Horse Guards
 
PRITCHARD Alfred
Royal Fusiliers 
(Wounded).
PRITCHARD Edward
Australian Forces
( Wounded)
SEAR Arthur
R.F.A.
 
SOAMES Arthur G
Cpt. Grenadier Guards. 
(Wounded)
TERRY Albert
3rd Middx
 
THURLOW Christopher
M.T.A.S.C. 
( Wounded)
WALLINGTON Ernest
Lieut. 1st Bucks.
( Wounded)
WALLINGTON Henry
Royal Vet Corps.
 
Served In England
BATSON George
6th Reserve
 
BURGIN George
Grenadier Guards
 
JONES Alfred
K.R.R.
 
MAYDOM Fred
Labour Battalion
 
SEDWELL Percy
R.N. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Flaunden, son of Robert and Susan Sedwell, resident Flaunden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
 
TIDSWELL Gilbert A
Ambulance Column
 

Last updated 31 August, 2016

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