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HEXTON - War Memorial

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HEXTON  ST. FAITH’S CHURCH

Hexton is a few hundred yards over the Bedfordshire County boundary in Hertfordshire.

Peninsular War

There is a family memorial in the church to the de Latour family.  Extracts of the inscription relevant to this website are as follows:

James Oliver Latour, youngest son of Francis Joseph Louis de Latour  and Ann Hordle of Dorset.  Officer in the Guards, died of wounds received in action at Bayonne, 24 December 1813.  Aged 24 years.

Note:  Ensign James Oliver Latour, 1st Foot Guards, was wounded at The Nive, 11th December 1813.  He died at St. Jean de Luz.  24th December 1813.

WORLD WAR 1

The brass memorial is on the wall inside the church.  It gives name, rank and Regiment.

THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THESE MEN OF HEXTON
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1919

COOPER

William

Pte. 60094.  Labour Corps.  Formerly 30348 Royal Fusiliers.  (Shown as Pte. 31104 of 34th Battalion Royal Fusiliers on CWGC),   Died of wounds Tuesday 14 May 1918.  Age 35.  Born Hexton.  Enlisted Hitchin.   Son of James & Eliza Cooper of Hexton, Hitchin, Herts.  Buried:  Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine Maritime, France.  Ref. VI.H.7A.

GODFREY

William

Pte. 23599.  8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 15 September 1916. age 21.  Born and lived Hexton.  Enlisted Bedford.  Son of Albert & Elizabeth Godfrey of Hexton, Hitchin, Herts.  Commemorated:  Thiepval memorial, Somme, France.  Ref. Pier & Face 2C.

HYND

Alexander

Pte. G/24964.  6th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).  Died of wounds Tuesday 2 July 1918.  Age 19.  Born Bognor, Sussex.  Lived Hexton, Herts.  Enlisted Hitchin.  Son of Henry & Alice Hynd of Hexton, Hitchin, Herts.  Buried:  Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.  Ref. III.G.13.

BURIED IN THE CHURCHYARD (not on memorial)

LAWRENCE

Archie

Serjeant 6005395.  Essex Regiment.  Died Tuesday 27 January 1942.  Age 38.  Son of James & Margaret Donaldson Lawrence;  husband of Ena Olive Lawrence of Stopsley, Beds.  Buried:  Hexton (St. Faith) Churchyard, Herts.

28 May 2003

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