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HITCHIN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Alan Cooper 2006
extra WW2 information Michael McCartney

The Hitchin memorial is in the form of a Celtic cross on a pillar mounted on a plinth with three side walls, the front being open with small fence. There are 11 panels of names for the First World War, 356 names in total. The memorial was unveiled by Viscount Hampden on 6th August 1922, the memorial costing £1675 5s 10d at the time. The architect was Walter Millard and the builders Messrs. John Thompson & Sons. The land used was originally part of the churchyard but the non-conformists in the community did not want their dead remembered on Anglican Church property. The names for World War 2 are held in a Book of Remembrance within the parish church, this is referred to on the memorial, there are 162 names.

Photographs Copyright
© Alan Cooper 2006

Photograph from an old postcard

TO THE
UNCONQUERED
1914 DEAD 1919

1914- 1918

ABBISS

Arthur James
Corporal 13594, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 24. Born Hitchin, enlisted March, Cambridgeshire. Son of Frederick and Ellen Abbiss, of 75, Tilehouse St., Hitchin, Herts. Arthur worked at Eastman's butchers shop in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

Arthur Abbiss (left) stands outside Melbourn Place School in Cambridge. Having volunteered a few months previously he has just been issued with his new uniform.

ADCOCK

Keith White
Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Died 30th October 1918. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot S. Row III. Grave A. See also Singapore Cenotaph

ALBON

William
Private 39308, 15th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 4th January 1917. Aged 48. Born Stotfold, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Husband of Hannah Katherine Albon, of 70, Walsworth Rd., Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section E. Grave 809.

ALBONE

Arthur Henry
Private 82514, 63rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Stevenage, enlisted Bedford, resident Hitchin. Formerly 8042, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

ALLISON

A
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ANDERSON

Frederick
Private 84038, 141st Company, Labour Corps. Died 8th July 1918. Aged 35. Born Norton, enlisted Bedford, resident Hitchin. Husband of Lilian Lizzie Anderson, of 5, Periwinkle Lane, Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 18618, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 41.

APPLEBY

Arthur Henry
Private M2/269001, Motor Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 25th December 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Hitchin, resident Bedford. Son of Arthur William and Agnes Ellen Appleby, of 52, Nightingale Rd., Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section E. Grave 810.

AYTO

William Harold
Private T/206971, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 10th August 1917. Born Burley in Wharfedale, Yorkshire where his father was butler to William Fison of Greenholme, enlisted and resident Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Husband of E. Ayto, of 69, Tilehurst St., Hitchin. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 54.

BAKER

Frank
Private 202810, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd June 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin. Formerly 4831, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row R. Grave 45.

BAKER

W
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BALLARD

W C
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BARBER

William George
Private M2/149592, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 137th Howitzer Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 28th June 1918. Aged 30. Born Westhampnett, Sussex, enlisted Chichester, resident Singleton. Son of William J. and Mary Barber, of Boxgrove, Sussex; husband of Mary A. Barber, of 2, Riddy View, Highbury, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 17.

BARKER

Bertram
Private 14807, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th July 1916. Aged 30. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of George and Charlotte Barker, of 19, Cannon's Gardens, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

BARKER

Charles Marcus
Corporal 201484, Tank "G7" (named GIGGLE), Tank Corps. Killed in action 23rd November 1917. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 38195, Machine Gun Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 13.

Note: Information about this tank can be found in the 1st Tank Brigade War History, which is held at Bovington Tank Museum. For details about tanks in World War 1 see the section here.

BARKER

George
Private 29236, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 24th April 1917. Aged 34. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Husband of Elizabeth Barker, of 15, Sunnyside, Hitchin. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 34.

BARKER

Harold
Private TR/161734, 53rd (Y.S.) Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 4th November 1918. Aged 18. Enlisted Bedford, resident Hitchin. Son of Alfred Barker, of 77, Walsworth Rd., Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section W. Grave 165.

BARKER

Maurice [Thompson]
Private 4577, Friend's Ambulance Unit, British Red Cross Society. Died 29th September 1915. Aged 18. Son of Frank and the late Lucy Barker, of Hitchin, Herts. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 19. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

BARRETT

William Charles
Private 45185, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1917. Aged 21. Born Bishops Stortford, enlisted Hitchin. Husband of L. Thorogood (formerly Barrett), of 11, Waltham Rd., Hitchin. Native of Baldock, Herts. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 8.

BASS

J
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BATH

Walter
Rifleman 8979, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 3rd May 1915. Born Tensford (sic - Tempsford), Bedfordshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50.

BAVINGTON, DCM

Horace Leonard
Corporal 265306, No. 4 Company, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 21st February 1918. Aged 22. Son of William and Harriet Bavington, of 16A, Mattocke Rd., Hitchin. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-East Extension. Grave 573.

BEECH

Frederick William
Private 5343, 53rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Accidentally killed 12 September 1918. Aged 25. Born Hitchin, Herts. Son of Mr A Beech, of 51 Bearton Road, Hitichin, Herts. Frm labourer by trade. He enlisted 25 August 1915 in 3rd Battalion, 17th R/cts, allocated to 55th Battalion 29 August 1915; transferred to Y5A Medium Trench Mortar Battery 29 September 1916; to 53rd Battalion 12 Deceber 1916; wounded at Hamel 4 JUly 1918. Buried in BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 3.

BEETON

John William
Private 22066, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th June 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Son of M. Beeton. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row S. Grave 20.

BOWLER

James
Private T.F. 202150, 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 23rd February 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of James and Mary Bowler, of 89, Campers Rd., Letchworth, Herts. Born at Bedford. Buried in PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 3.

BOWMAN

Harold
[Listed as Private on SDGW] Lance Corporal SPTS/828, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd July 1916. Aged 19. Born Storfold (sic - Stotfold), Bedfordshire, enlisted London, resident Hitchin. Son of J. H. and Florence Mary Bowman, of Hitchin, Herts. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 14. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

BOWMAN

Hugh James
Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 10th January 1916. Aged 22. Son of Ernest and Ellen Bowman, of 44, The Avenue, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Section E. Grave 8. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

BRANDON

Herbert Edward
Stoke 2nd Class SS/116773, H.M.S. Lilac, Royal Navy. Died 18th August 1915. Aged 18. Son of Frederick and Emily Brandon, of 57, Bunyan Rd., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 12.

Note: HMS Lilac was a Naval Sloop that was launched 29th April 1915. She was sold December 1922.

BRETT

James Horace
Private 52418, 11th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 29th September 1917. Aged 23. Born Battersea, London, enlisted Bedford, resident Hitchin. Son of the late Henry James Brett; husband of Hetty Mottram (formerly Brett), of 98, Rushby Meads, Letchworth, Herts. Formerly 2723, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row L. Grave 23.

BRIDGES

Albert Edward
Private 20896, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

BRISTON

Edward Henry
Corporal 37591, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd July 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Son of R. H. and Ellen Briston, of Hitchin, Herts. Buried in PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 9.

BRITTAIN

Arthur W W
Private 27445, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1916. Aged 35. Born new Cross, Kent, enlisted Bedford, resident Graveley, Hertfordshire. Son of Joseph Ward Brittain and Sarah Charlotte Brittain, of 39, Bunyan Rd., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

BROUGHTON

William J
Private 10273, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 21st October 1914. Born Ichen, Herts (sic - Hitchin), enlisted Northampton. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Section A3. Grave 5.

BROWN

Arthur
Private 13897, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th May 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5.

BROWN

Edward
Private 203430, 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 12th October 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin. Son of Mrs. A. Day, of 47, Silehouse St., Hitchin Herts. Formerly 4340, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in SELRIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 20.

BROWN

Francis Frank
Private 17297, "B" Company, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1916. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Hitchin, resident Charlton, Hertfordshire. Son of Frank and Emma Brown; husband of Fanny Francis Brown, of 7, Parcel's Place, Bucklersbury, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

BROWN

Frederick John
Private G/60128, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 9th March 1918. Aged 19. Born Charlton, Hertfordshirem, enlisted Hitchin. Son of William and Emily Brown, of Pear Tree Cottage, Charlton, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115.

BROWN

Leonard
Private 43755, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th May 1918. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Elizabeth Brown, of 4, Barker Cottages, Hitchin Hill, Hitchin. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 22.

BROWN

W
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BROWN

William
Private 25287, 12th Battalion attached Trench Mortar Battery, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 4th August 1918. Born Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 23889, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row J. Grave 21A.

BUCK

Percy
Private 267098, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 26. Born Peterborough, enlisted and resident St Albans. Son of John W. C. and Elizabeth Ellen Buck, of 9, Baliol Rd., Hitchin; husband of Bertha Buck, of 7, Park St., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

BULLARD

Herbert Harry
Private 129027, 30th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 8th May 1918. Born St Saviour's, Hitchin, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly GS5/32122, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 29.

BURCH

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BURGESS

Frederick Bonsey
Lance Corporal G/15206, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 27th April 1918. Born Polegate, Sussex, enlisted Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.

BURROWS

William John Tanner
[Listed as BURROW on SDGW] Private 73903, 124th Company, Labour Corps. Died 21st January 1918. Born Buckingham, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 47268, 16th Infantry Labour Company, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row G. Grave 3.

BUTLER

W M
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BUTTS

William
Private 2504, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th November 1914. Born Houghton, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

CAIN

Frederick
Private 19447, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 2nd July 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late Samuel and Hannah Cain, of Hitchin, Herts. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 21. Also commemorated on Baldock Memorial.

CAMFIELD

Wilfred J
Private 22917, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Hitchin, enlisted Bedford, resident Walsworth.

CANNON

Ernest
Private 19973, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th November 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Notting Hill, Middlesex. Son of Charles and Edith Cannon, of 86, Whinbush Rd., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

CANNON

Frank
Acting Company Sergeant Major 14982, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 15th February 1916. Aged 32. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Husband of Violet Maud Cannon, of 87, Walsworth Rd., Hitchin. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 10

CARRINGTON

[Robert] George
Private 32592, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 25th April 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Carrington, of 14, Benslow Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly T/5363, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Buried in HAUTMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 17.

CASTLE

William

Private 31911, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Buried in ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 12.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

CASTLE, W., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. - He volunteered in 1915, and in the same year was sent to the Western Front, where he took part in the Battles of the Somme, Arras and Ypres. He was killed in action in the Advance of 1918 on October 23rd of that year, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
15, St. Andrew's Place, Hitchin.  
1604

CATTERILL

Herbert
Gunner 27096, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 29th June 1917. Born Hitchin, enlisted London. *** CANNOT LOCATE ON CWGC No CATTERILL or CATERILL or CATTERIL listed***

CHALKLEY

Charles
Corporal 4/5723, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th May 1915. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hatfield.

CHALKLEY

Samuel
Private 20892, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1916. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

CHALKLEY

William
Private 3034, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in actrion 30th April 1915. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hertford. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 13.

CHALKLEY

William Francis
Private 15606, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1917. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

CHANDLER

Ernest Denton
[Transcribed as E P CHANDLER] Private G/22426, 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 5th April 1918. Born Reading, Berskshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin.

CHAPMAN

Edward E
Pioneer 172639, 6th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born and enlisted Hitchin.

CHAPMAN

S E
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CHARLTON

J
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CLARK

J
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CLARKE

A W
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CLARKE

E
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CLARKE

H E
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CLAYDON

W
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CLAYTON

Albert
Sapper 20517, 1st Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27th September 1914. Aged 24. Born Rotherham, enlisted Doncaster. Husband of Florence E. Clayton, of 3, Anderson's Row, Florence St., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 9147, York and Lancaster Regiment. Buried in VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row AA. Grave 24.

COLEMAN

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COLLINS

John William
Private 33644, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 5th August 1917. Born Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

CONSTABLE

Arthur
Private 20576, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Walsworth, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Son of Clement and Ellen Constable, of 4, Willian Rd., Walsworth, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

COOPER

Bertram Thomas
Private 31838, 6th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 17th January 1917. Aged 29. Born Tilsworth, Bedfordshire, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Frederick Arthur and Eliza Cooper, of 16, Fishpond's Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 25643, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

COOPER

John William
[Listed as William John on SDGW & CWGC] Gunner 132591, 73rd Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in India 25th February 1917. Aged 41. Born leighton Buzzard, beds, enlisted Bradford, resident Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on KARACHI 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, Pakistan.

COOPER

William
Private 16771, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mr. J. Cooper, of 17, Exchange Yard, Hitchin. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot XII. Row N. Grave 8.

CORKETT, MM

Joseph
[Memorial states he was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) but cannot find this anywhere else] Private 14707, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd May 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.

CORNWELL

John George
Private 6930, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 29th June 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Hitchin, resident Silsoe, Bedfordshire. Son of William John and L. Cornwell, of Silsoe, Ampthill, Beds. Buried in DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC, , France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 21. See also Silsoe Memorial under Jack Cornwell and Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

COTTON

Elijah Howard
Private G/22238, 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 27th August 1918. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Hitchin, resident Letchworth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cotton, of Balmoral Rd., Hitchin; husband of Emma Slater (formerly Cotton), of Gosmore, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row R. Grave 12.

COULDREY

W G H
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COUSINS

Harry
Private 31852, Bedfordshire Regiment posted to Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Cousins, of 23, Bunyan Rd., Hitchin, Herts; husband of Betsy Cousins. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.

COX

Charles Thurgood
Private 203495, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th August 1917. Aged 34. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of George and Susan Cox, of 14, Victoria Rd., Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

CRANE

Frank Miller
Private 3/7828, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1915. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Hitchin.

DARBY

Herbert Francis
Private 77443, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died 31st October 1915. Aged 33. Born 23rd December 1884 in Hitchin. Son of Esther and James Darby of Hitchin. Uncle of William Henry Darby (below). Clerk by trade. Unmarried. Passed fit 7th november 1914 and enlisted 9th November 1914 at Victoria, British Columbia. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, girth 36 inches, complexion dark, eyes light brown, hair dark brown. Church of England. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 180. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2293 - 16

DARBY

William Henry
Private 3371, Hertfordshire Regiment. Son of Harry and Emily Darby of Hitchin. Served in France 14th February 1915 until 5th January 1916. Discharged unfit for service 24th March 1916. Died in Hitchin, between October and December 1918 (GRO reference Hitchin Vol. 3a Page 1552), aged 28. Nephew of Herbert Darby (above).

DARTON

F A
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DAVIS

Percy William
Private 33714, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 27th January 1917. Aged 30. Born offley, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hitchin. Son of George and Sarah Davis, of Lilley Rd., Offley, Hitchin; husband of Florence Jane Davis, of 5, Chalkdell Terrace, Union Path, Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 178405, Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

DAY

Bernard David
Private 14355, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th July 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Letchworth. Son of Solomon George and Martha Day, of 74, Queen St., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

DAY, B.D., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment: - He volunteered at the commencement of hostilities and early in 1915 was sent to France. Subsequently he was engaged in the fighting at Ypres, Hill 60, Festubert, Loos and the Somme, and was almost continuously in action until July 27th, 1916, when he was killed at Longueval Wood. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and victory Medals.
74, Queen's Street, Hitchin.  
1855/A

DAY

Frank William
Private 41050, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Formerly 29947, Bedfordshire Regiment.

DAY

Lionel Norman
Private 34906, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 4th July 1917. Aged 21. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Richard Norman Day and Amy Laura Day, of 95, Walsworth Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot V. Row H. Grave 10.

DEAR

James Francis
Private 33513, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1917. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

DENNIS

John Henry
Private 424187, 2/10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney), London Regiment. Killed in action 1st September 1917. Aged 37. Born Stamford Hill, enlisted Stratford, resident Slivertown. Son of Abel and Miriam Dennis, of 6 Kent Place, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in TRACK X CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 48.

DENNISS

Cyril J
Private 25418, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin. Formerly 3263, Hertfordshire Regiment.

DIMMOCK

William Maynard
Private 400989, 17th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 27th April 1917. Aged 40. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Son of William Dimmock; husband of Julia Dimmock, of 3, Black Horse Lane, Hitchin. Formerly 22704, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-East Extension. Grave 515.

DIXON

Charles
Pioneer 128911, 3rd Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 26th February 1917. Enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 20796, Bedfordshire Regiment.

DOBBS

Alfred
Private 98223, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 1st October 1917. Born and resident Great Wymondley, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 8665, Bedfordshire Regiment.

DOLING

Arthur [Albert]
Private 44432, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1918. Born Southampton, Hampshire, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 20834, Bedfordshire Regiment.

ELLIS

Thomas William
Sergeant 17264, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918. Born and enlisted Hitchin, resident Walsworth. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial and Willian War Memorial

ELLISON

Edward
Rifleman (Lance Corporal) R/7355, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 20th January 1916. Born Alton, Hampshire, enlisted Hammersmith, resident Hitchin.

ENDERSBY

Samuel
Private 7756, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th June 1915. Born Wrestlingworth, Bedfordshire, enlisted London, resident Hitchin.

ENGLISH

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EVANS

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EWINGTON

William [James]
Private 11124, 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 8th August 1915. Aged 22. Born Hitchin, enlisted Cheltenham. Son of William Ewington, of The Green, Preston, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 101 to 104.

FAIRCLOUGH

John
Able Seaman (RFR/CH/B/10324) 203995, H.M.S. Cressy, Rioyal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 22 September 1914. Aged 30. Born 19 January 1884, Liverpool. Son of Thomas and Sarah Fairclough, of 20, Bearton Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Native of Mossley Hill, Liverpool. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 2.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

FAIRCLOUGH, JOHN, A.B. (R.F.R., Ch. B. 10324), 203995, 3rd s. of the late Thomas Fairclough, of Morsley Hill, Liverpool, by his wife, Sarah (20, Bearton Road, Hitchin, co. Herts), dau. of William Rawlinson; b. Holmfield, Aigburth, Liverpool, 19. Jan. 1884; educ. Beachwood, co. Herts; joined the Navy at the age of 18 in 1899, and served his full time, passing into the R.N.R. 19 Jan. 1914. On the outbreak of war he joined H.M.S. cressy, and was lost when his ship was torpedoed in the North Sea, 22 Sept. 1914; unm.

FAREY

Martin H
Private 2211, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5th December 1915, Aged 21. Born Preston, Hertfordshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Son of Amos and Mary Farey, of 5, Penn's Yard, St. Andrew's St., Hitchin. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 24.

FARR

John
Private 33860 [SDGW] or 38860 [CWGC], 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th September 1917. Born Buntingford, enlisted Bedford, resident Hitchin. Formerly 6347, Essex Regiment. Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 15.

FARROW

Arthur [William]
Private 16472, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th April 1915. Born Ipswich, enlisted Hitchin, resident King's Lynn. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. Also listed on the King's Lynn Memorial, Norfolk.

FARROW

George William Alfred
Acting Sergeant 265386, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Aged 19. Born Kentish Town, Middlesex, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Son of Mr. A. Farrow, of Ducklands Farm, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IXA. Row D. Grave 2.

FIELD

Gerald Henry
Stoker 1st Class K/20039, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died from disease 10th May 1916. Born 7th March 1895 in Hitchin. Son of Henry Field, of Town Hall, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Grave 915.

FILE

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FISHER

H
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FITT

Hubert S
Private G/67931, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 5 December 1918. Aged 19. Born Charlton, Hitchin, Herts circa 1899. Son of Hubert S. and Emily Fitt, of Charlton, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 4.

FOSTER

George
Private 2644, 13th [SDGW] or 1st [CWGC] Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 10th April 1918. Aged 37. Born St Mary's, Hitchin, enlisted Hitchin. Son of George and Phoebe Ann Foster, of 8, Fairview Cottage, Kershaw's Hill, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in HAVERSKERQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 2.

FOSTER

Harry
Private 18314, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th February 1916. Born Hitchin, enlisted Bedford, resident Charlton, Hertfordshire.

FOSTER

W C
Sapper 67195, Royal Engineers. Died 23rd October 1919. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. West Extension. Grave 620.

FOWLER

Alfred Charles Garrett
Second Lieutenant, 215th Squadron. Royal Air Force. Died 21st September 1918. Aged 19. Son of the late Alfred and Fanny Fowler, of Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorate don ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

FRANKLIN

Arthur
Private 37780, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 37999, Middlesex Regiment. Son of George and Sarah Franklin, of 12, Telegraph Terrace, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

FRENCH

Albert
Corporal 13629, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th April 1918. Aged 21. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Maria French, of 4, Biggin Lane, Hitchin, Herts, and the late Arthur George French. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.

FRENCH

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FRENCH

Henry
Private 14240, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th November 1916. Aged 26. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Eldest son of Henry and Sarah French. Born at Bancroft, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14A.

FRENCH

Jack
Private 14378, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th April 1917. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. French, of 12, Telegraph Place, Hitchin. Buried in CHILI TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 11.

FROY

Bertram William
Private 30592, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th February 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Elizabeth Jane Hulbert (formerly Froy), of 51, Lonsdale Rd., Bayswater, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

FROY

Frank
Private 263028, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force) attached 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 13th April 1917. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Frank and Harriet Froy, of 38, Hitchin Hill, Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 201946, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 24.

FROY

Jesse
Private 47782, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 11th April 1917. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Husband of Emma Froy, of 49, Dacre Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 18.

GARRATT

Leonard George
Lance Corporal G/40620, 8th Entrenching Battalion late 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 4th April 1918. Aged 25. Born Chelsea, Middlesex, resident Hitchin. Son of Victor Hugh and Florence Garrett, of Westhill, Hitchin; husband of Hilda Garratt, of Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 4601, 1st Battalion, County of London Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60 and 61.

GATES

George
Private G/20049, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 10th April 1917. Aged 43. Born Knebworth, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hitchin. Son of George Gates, of Knebworth, Stevenage, Herts; husband of Martha Elizabeth Gates, of Diddington, Buckden, Hunts. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 47.

GATES

Thomas Henry
Stoker 1st Class K/36916, H.M.S. Surprise, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 23rd December 1917. Aged 28. Born 14th November 1888 at Hertford, Herts. Son of William Thomas and Emily Elizabeth Gates, of Walsworth, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in FLUSHING (VLISSINGEN) NORTHERN CEMETERY, Zeeland, Netherlands. Plot II. Row 2. Grave 5.

GENTLE

George
Sapper 87799. 117th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died 3rd July 1916. Aged 30. Enlisted London. Son of George and Lizzie Gentle; husband of Lizzie Gentle, of Ivy Cottage, Orchard Rd., Walsworth, Hitchin, Herts. Native of Baldock, Herts. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 188.

GILBERT

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GILBERT

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GILBERTSON

Graham Sydney
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th November 1917. Aged 19. Son of James H. and Beatrice M. Gilbertson, of Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

GOODSHIP

Dan
Private G/21250, 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 20th November 1917. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Daniel and Gertrude Alice Goodship, of 29, Union Rd., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3.

GOUGH

James Richard
Private 105756, "B" Squadron, 1/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died 7th November 1918. Aged 37. Resident Highbury, Hitchin, enlisted Hertford. Son of Richard and Martha Ann Gough, of Adstock, Bucks; husband of Eva Rose Gough, of 8, White Hill, Highbury, Hitchin. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section E. Grave 149.

GRANT

Ernest Arnold
Private G/62200, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Chelsea, resident Hitchin. Son of Frederick and Amelia Grant, of 51, Queen St., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 4600, 3rd/1st Battalion, County of London Yeomanry. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 7.

GRANT

Leonard P
Sapper 151837, S.S.T.C., Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 6th November 1918. Born Hitchin circa 1899. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of George Gray, 11, Lancaster Road, Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot S. Row VIII. Grave B.

GRAY

Albert
Private T/406687, Motor Transport Depot, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 4th December 1918. Aged 45. Born Hitchin. Son of George Gray, of 18, St Andrew;s Place, Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-East Extension. Grave 623.

GRAY

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GRAY, DCM

John
Private 36317, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 2nd October 1916. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hertford. Memorial shows he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) but it is not mentioned on SDGW and CWGC. Formerly 5780, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

GRAY

Leonard Edwin Reginald
Private 88275, 76th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 15th June 1917. Born Gosmore, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

GREEN

Frank
Diver 156311, "B" Battery, 155th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 7th January 1918. Aged 31. Enlisted and resident Hitchin. Son of William and Hannah Green. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVI. Row C Grave 2A.

GREEN

Horace James
Private 265939, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd July 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin.

GREEN

John Henry
Private 5392, 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's Own). Cavalry. Killed in action 5th November 1914. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

GREGORY

Alexander John
Corporal 200506, 2nd/4th [SDGW] or 1st/4th [CWGC] Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th October 1917. Aged 32. Born Aston, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, enlisted Reading, resident Hitchin. Son of John B. and Sarah Jane Gregory, of Three Moor Hem, Hitchin. Native of Aston End, Stevenage. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162.

GUTHRIE

Charles Joseph
Rifleman R/8162, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17th May 1915. Aged 25. Born Isleworth, Middlesex, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Guthrie, of "Ben Venue," 40, Brampton Park, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 32 and 33.

HAGGAR

George
Private 3031, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hertford. Son of George and Laura Haggar, of 12, Chapman's Yard, Queen St., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE, Somme, France. Plot X. Row D. Grave 8.

HAGGAR

Harry
Rifleman 11929. 13th Battalion, King's Royal rifle Corps. Killed in action 23rd October 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Son of George and Laura Haggar, of 12, Chapman's Yard, Queen St., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in BEAURAIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 8.

HAGGER

Fred
Private 57855, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 29th March 1917. Born Southoe, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 3778, Royal Engineers.

HAGGER

H C
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HAILEY

Joseph
Lance Corporal 522386, 486th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in Egypt arena 27th March 1917. Enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire, resident Hitchin.

HAILEY

William
Private 20969, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 35. Born Hitchin, enlisted Bedford, resident Walsworth. Son of George Hailey; husband of Rose Annie Eliza Arnold (formerly Hailey), of 32, Orchard Rd., Walsworth, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

HALLOCK

Harry James
Private G/22433, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th October 1917. Born and resident Hingham, Norfolk, enlisted Hitchin.

HALSEY

Edward Christopher
Private G/25405, 3rd/4th Battalion, Queen's (Royal Regiment). Killed in action 12th January 1918. Aged 19. Born Welwyn, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Son of John and Minnie Halsey, of 31, Grove Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 28.

HARDING

Herbert
Lance Corporal 31853, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd April 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Son of Herbert and Marie Harding, of 3, Hill View, St. Andrews St., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 26.

HARE

Charles
Private 73915, Labour Corps. Killed in action 1st August 1917. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 47335, Royal West Surrey Regiment.

HARPER

William Charles
Sergeant 265438, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11th April 1918. Born Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin.

HARPIN

Charles
Gunner 124744, "A" Battery, 90th Brigade, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 22nd July 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mr. C. J. and Mrs. E. Harpin, of 8, Grove Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in BUS HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Section F. Grave 12.

HARVEY

Ernest Godfrey
Private 4/6145, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th May 1915. Aged 25. Born Newport, Essex, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Son of Mrs. Man Ann Woolner, of 65, Sunny Side Rd., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

HARWOOD

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HAWKINS

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HAWKINS

Frederick J
Private 14708, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Born, enlisted and resident Hitchin.

HAWKINS

Harry
Lance Corporal 39551, 1/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion (Territorial Force), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th August 1917. Aged 23. Born Hitchin, enlisted Hertford. Son of Henry and Lucy A. Hawkins, of 16, Exchange Cottages, Market Place, Hitchin, Herts. Buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 15.

HAWKINS

Percy Ernest
Private 427648, 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) Killed in action 4th September 1916. Born 12th March 1890 in Hitchin. Son of Isaac and Fanny Hawkins. Driver by trade. Married. Enlisted and passed fit 17 September 1915 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Height 5 feet 5 inchers, vision 20/20, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light brown; religion Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4169 - 6

HILL

Justus Alexander
Cook's Mate M/3422, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1st November 1914. Born 21st September 190 at Hitchin. Son of Samuel and Emma Hill, of 20, Benslow, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.

HILTON

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HINSTRIDGE

Frederick
Gunner 66019, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 14th March 1916. Born St Mary's, Hitchin, enlisted Hitchin.

HOLT

Benjamin
Private 18619, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1916. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

HOUGHTON

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HOWARD

Simpson James
Lance Corporal 34943, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1918. Born Hertford, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 34868, Royal Fusiliers.

HOYE

Albert Percy
Private 41937, 2nd/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 20th November 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Hoye, of Hitchin; husband of Kate Gladys Wootton (formerly Hoye), of 9. Bedford Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly M/282612, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in SAINS-LES-MARQUION BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. plot II. Row E. Grave 6.

HUBBARD

Harry
Lance Corporal 17679, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

HUBBARD, H., L/Corporal, Bedfordshire Regt. - He volunteered in September 1914, and was drafted to France in the same month. He took part In severe fighting on the Marne and at Albert, Festubert, Loos, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai, and was killed in action at Ypres on July 21st, 1918. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
7, Queti Street, Hitchin..  
4021/B

HUCKLE

Henry William
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th September 1918. Aged 32. Son of Henry & Emma Elizabeth Huckle of Hitchin and husband of Mary Ann Elizabeth Huckle of Tourmaline, Trumpington. Henry was born in 1886 in Hitchin and in 1911 was working as a teacher in Cardiff. In 1914 he married Mary Ann Elizabeth Porter in Trumpington, (assumedly by then teaching in a Cambridge school). Mary Porter, born Cambridge 1881, was the daughter of Thomas Porter a solicitor living in Quy Villas. The Parish Record show two possible children and MAEH dying in 1963 when she would have been 80. Formerly Private 765792, 28th Battalion, London Regiment. Commissioned 26th February 1918. Entitled to the Victory and British War Medal. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Somme, France. Plot V. Row M. Grave 4. See also Trumpington War Memorial

HULATT

Percival Charles Eaton
[Spelt HULETT on SDGW] Lance Corporal 34032, 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th June 1918. Aged 36. Born Clapham, Surrey, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Frederick William and Anne Hulatt, of Oakey, Beds.; husband of Harriet Hulatt, 28, Dacre Road, Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 202661, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried in MAGNABOSCHI BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 1.

HULL

Jack
Private 31456, 209th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 5th April 1917. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hertford. Formerly 10330, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in NESLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Section C. Grave 39.

HUNT

Bertram
Private 31506, 51st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 13th July 1917. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 23304, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 6.

HUNT

Charles H
Private 90378, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 39470, Royal West Surrey Regiment.

HUNT

Frederick
Private 201172, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in the Palestine arena 26th March 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 20695, Bedfordshire Regiment.

I'ANSON

William [Barker]
Coporal 18850, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 October 1916. Enlisted Bedford, resident Offley, near Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

IZZARD

Charles
Private 18505, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1916. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

JACKSON

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JACKSON

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JAMES

George
Private 35626, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed clearing the battlefields 17th December 1918. Aged 29. Husband of Catherine Elizabeth James, of 42, Bedford St., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 1.

JAMES

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JENKINS

Alred Raymond
Guardsman 24100, 1st Battalion, grenadier Guards. Killed in action between 10th and 12th September 1916. Born Puton (sic - Pirton), Hertfordshire, enlisted Hitchin.

JENKINS

William
Private 18678, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th November 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident preston, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Minnie Jenkins, of Preston, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot L. Row E. Grave 27.

JENNINGS

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JOHNSON

William
Private 200907, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in Palestine 27th December 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Bedford, resident Hitchin. Son of James and Elizabeth Johnson, of Arlesey, Beds., husband of Margaret Worbey (formerly Johnson), of Walsworth, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section X. Grave 8.

JONES

Edwin John
Driver 34200, Advanced Horse Transport Depot, Royal Engineers. Died 3rd March 1919. Aged 36. Husband of Alice Jones, of 2, Barkers Cottages, Hitchin Hill, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 10.

KING

Edgar Philipp (sic)
Private G/52706, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7th June 1917. Aged 33. Born St Saviour's, Hertfordshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, of Hitchin, Herts.; husband of Annie Florence King, of Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdon. Formerly 37440, 98th Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO.3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row H. Grave 7.

KING

William
Private 31945, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th August 1917. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

KINGSLEY

Jack
Private 20782, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th october 1917. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

KINGSLEY

William [Edward]
Private 18301, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st August 1916. Aged 38. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Son of Elizabeth Kingsley, of 16, Sunnyside, Hitchin. Buried in MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 20.

KNIGHT

George T
Private 65848, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 5th August 1917. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Kate Elizabeth Knight, of 38, Tilehouse St., Hitchin, Herts., and the late John Knight. Formerly 30642, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

LANGFORD

Arthur Percival
Company Sergeant Major (CSM) 651, 4th Company, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd August 1916. Aged 40. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of William Eve Langford and Frances Elizabeth Langford, of 34, Bedford Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14.

LAWRENCE

William
Private G/29537, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 25th October 1918. Aged 19. Born Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Kate Lawrence, of 9, Russell Slip, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in HEESTERT MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 10.

LAWSON

William Charles
Private 14800, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st May 1915. Aged 19. Born Braintree, Essex, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Son of James and Caroline Lawson, of 28, Periwinkle Lane, Hitchin. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

LAWSON, W. C., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regt. - He volunteered in September 1914, and was drafted overseas in the following April. During his service on the Western Front he took part in many important engagements and was gassed at the Battle of Hill 60. He subsequently died f rom the effects of gas poisoning on May 1st, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
28, Periwinkle Lane, Hitchin..  
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LAZENBY

Henry
Private 36205, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 30th May 1918. Born West Derby, Liverpool, enlisted Hitchin.

LEETE

Frank Evelyn
Second Lieutenant, 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 10th December 1917. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. East Extension. Plot L Row XXIV Grave B. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

LEETE

Stanley Herbert
Lance Corporal 12866, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th June 1916. Aged 21. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Ernest and Mary Leete, of 57, Walsworth Rd., Hitchin. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

LEWIS

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LEWIS

George Young
Sapper 5770, 2nd Company, Australian Tunnelling Corps. Died of illness (Influenza aka Spanish Grippe) 5th December 1918. Aged 30. Born at Hitchin. Son of Samuel Young Lewis and Selina Lewis; husband of Mrs. I. C. R. Lewis, of Sulphur Creek, Tasmania. Trade ironmongery. Educated at Hitchin Board School. Emigrated to Australia aged 21. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Hessen, Germany. Plot II. Row G. Grave 8. See Australian Roll of Honour Circular

LEWIS

Henry James
Lance Corporal 43328, 1/7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 37. Born Whitechapel, enlisted Camberwell, resident Peckham. Husband of Ruth Evangelina Jessie Lewis, of 3, West Olley, High St., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 27087, King's Royal Rifle Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

LISLES

Jack
Private 16930, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 28th September 1916. Aged 28. Born Datchworth, Hertfordshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Son of Mrs. Lisles, of 9, Brampton Park Rd., Hitchin. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, DATCHWORTH, Hertfordshire.

LOVATT

Albert William
[Listed as W A LOVATT on memorial] Private 20075, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 33. Born Burton-on-Trent, enlisted Bedford, resident Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lovatt, of 60, King St., Burton-on-Trent; husband of Jenny Lovatt, of 5, Bedford St., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

LUDFORD

Alfred
Private 16450, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st April 1915. Aged 27. Born, residetn and enlisted Hitchin. Son of George Ludford; husband of Elizabeth Ludford, of 15, Barnard's Yard, Queen St., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I Row P Grave 19.

According to the National Roll of the Great War:

LUDFORD, A., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regt. - He volunteered in August 1914, and was sent to France in the following year. Whilst on the Western Front he served with his battalion in various sectors and took part in many engagements until killed in action at Hill 60 on April 21st, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
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MANNING

John
Private 4/7302, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1916. Born Sandown, Hertfordshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Fricourt, Somme, France. Plot V Row A Grave 9

MARCHANT

Henry Walter
Private 265531, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 26. Born Hitchin, enlisted Hertford, resident Stevenage. Son of Mr. H. W. Marchant, of 52, Radcliffe Rd., Hitchin, Herts; husband of Ellen Daisy Marchant, of New Council Cottages, Walkern Rd., Stevenage, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 89 and 90.

MARSOM

Henry James
[Listed as MARSON on SDGW] Lance Corporal 720768, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1918. Enlisted Kennington, resident Hitchin.

MARTIN

H
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MASSEY

Arthur
Private 14562, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 20th February 1916. Born Hitchin, enlisted Ipswich.

MATHER

J W
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MATTHEWS

W
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MAYLIN

Frederick
Private 26587, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds in the Salonika arena 25th September 1918. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Husband of F. Maylin, of 3, Providence Row, St. Andrew's Place, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 340.

MINNIS

Arthur William
Private 30901, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in Egyptian arena 30th December 1917. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

MONK

Alfred
Private 75967, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) posted to the 2nd/2nd London Regiment. Died of wounds 1st September 1918. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 11651, Royal West Surrey Regiment.

MORGAN

Ernest A
Private G/2680, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 10th November 1915. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Morgan, of Charlton, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 2.

MOULDEN

Henry Harradine
Private 61300, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 19th February 1917. Aged 19. Son of Martha Andrews (formerly Moulden) of 6 Gaping Lane, Hitchin, and the late Henry Moulden. Brother of Percy (below). In the 1901 census he is aged 1, son of Henry and Martha Moulden, born Hitchin, resident 24, Bedford Street, Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. East Extension. Grave 796.

MOULDEN

Percy [Hubert]
[Listed as Percy Herbert on SDGW] Private 200847, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd November 1917. Enlisted Bedford, resident Luton. Brother of Henry (above). In the 1891 census he was aged 5, son of Henry and Mary Ann Moulden, born Hitchin, resident Lyles Row, Hitchin. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, son of Henry and Martha Moulden, born Hitchin, resident 24, Bedford Street, Hitchin. Married in the April to June Quarter 1909 in Luton Registration District to Eva Mary A Jackson. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXX. Row B. Grave 5.

MUNBY

Ernest John
Lieutenant, 1st East Anglian Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 31st January 1915. Aged 38. Son of the Rev. George Frederick Woodhouse Munby, of Turvey Rectory, Turvey, Beds; husband of Emily L. A. Munby. In the 1881 census he is aged 5, a scholar, son of George Frederick Woodhouse and Harriet Louisa Munby (nee LInton), born Turvey, Beds, resident The Rectory, Turvey. In the 1891 census he is aged 15, living in The Rectory, High Street, Turvey, Beds. Baptised 27 June 1875 at Turvey. Educated at Bedford Grammar School, admission recorded 1885; date of birth 19 May 1875. He married in the October to December Quarter 1905 in the Croydon Registration District, Surrey. In January 1901 he was a member of the Mechanical Institute, born 19 May 1975; a further listimng appears 6 March 1905, aged 29, a member of the Mechanical Institute. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais. France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 7.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

MUNBY, ERNEST JOHN, 2nd Lieut., 1st East Anglian Field Coy., R.E. (T.F.), 2nd s. of the late Rev. George Frederick Woodhouse Munby, Rector of Turvey, Bedford (1869-1905), by his wife, Harriet Louisa, dau. of the Rev. Canoes Linton; b. Turvey Rectory, 19 May, 1875; educ. Rugby and Stevens Institute, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A., where he took his degree as Mechanical Engineer, and became M.Am. S.M.E. and A.I.M. and M. As a Mining Engineer, he worked in Colorado and Borneo, and was subsequently engaged with Lord Cowdray (then Sir Weetman Pearson) in constructing the tunnel under the Hudson River to New York. He was afterwards employed by the Gardner Electric Drill and Hammer Company, and had latterly been engaged at the St. John's Mine, Montezuma, Colorado. On the outbreak of war he returned to England and applied for a commission. He was gazetted 2nd Lieut. to the 1st East Anglian Coy., R.E., 14 Sept. 1914; went to France at the end of Dec., and was killed in action near Bethune, 31 Jan. 1915, being buried at Le Touret. He m. at Croydon, 7 Nov. 1905, Emily Louisa Ann, widow of Capt. Herbert Turner Turner Emery, of Baddow Park, Essex, and dau. of Charles Henry Coxhead; s.p.

MUNCEY

Arthur
Private 4139, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th July 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin. Son of Mrs. W. C. Muncey, of 2, Wallham Rd., Highbury, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 135.

MUNT

Henry George
Private 26024, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United KIngdom 24th September 1920. Aged 28. Born Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hunt, of 13, Cannons Gardens, Hitchin; husband of Violet Louisa Ellis (formerly Munt, nee Page), of 37, Glebe Rd., Letchworth, Herts. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Plot CL. Row VIII. Grave B

MUNT

Thomas Rock H
Corporal WR/283838, 1st Foreay Company, Royal Engineers. Died in France 11th April 1919. Aged 25. Son of Henry Alexander and Ada Bella Munt, of 13, Cannons Cottage, Hitchin, Herts. Commemorated on his parents grave. Buried in ST. POL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. POL-SUR-TERNOISE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 14.

Photograph Copyright © Vernon Masterman 2006

NEGUS

Albert Edward
Lance Corporal 8384, 2nd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in Mesopotamian arena 7th February 1917. Aged 28. Born Welbourne, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mrs. Mary Negus, of 13, Dacre Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Commemorated in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Angora Memorial 121

ODELL

Ernest
Private 604768, 47th Prisoner of War Labour Company, Labour Corps. Died 24th January 1919. Aged 42. Son of Robert Odell, of Hitchin; husband of Alice Louisa Odell, of 3, Wratten Rd., Hitchin. Formerly 4622, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-East Extension. Grave 635.

ODELL

Richard Martin
Stoker 1st Class SS/110581, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 1 January 1915. Aged 25. Born 21 June 1891 in Hitchin. Son of Bessie O'Dell, of 25, Hitchin Hill, Hitchin, Herts., and the late Stephen O'Dell. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, son of Stephen and Bessie Odell, born Hitchin, resident 60, Hitchin Hill, Hitchin. Before enlisting in the Navy he was a Blacksmith. He was 5 feet 5 inches tall, 36 inch chest, dark brown haie, grey eyes and a dark complexion. He enlisted 5 January 1911. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, Panel 12.

ODELL

William James
Private 27321, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6th November 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Son of William and Maria O'Dell, of Hitchin, Herts. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row B. Grave 6.

O'KEEFE

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ORSMAN

Archibald Bernard
Private G/26406, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28th April 1917. Aged 21. Born Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Son of Arthur and Eleanor Orsman, of 9, Verulam Rd., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

PACKHAM

Reuben
Private G/4674, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 8th August 1918. Born Burgess Hill, Sussex, enlisted Hitchin. Buried in BEACON Cemetery, Saily-Laurette, France. Plot V. Row I. Grave 5. See also Burgess Hill, Sussex

PALLETT

E W
Private 12058, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 20th May 1919. Aged 30. Husband of Ethel Allum (formerly Pallett), of 380, Icknield Way, Letchworth, Herts. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-East Extension. Grave 656.

PARCELL

John Frederick
[Spelt PARSELL on CWGC & CWGC] Private 2366, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Reigment. Killed in action 10 September 1916. Aged 18. Born Stotfold, enlisted and resident Pirton, Hertfordshire. Son of John and Sarah Parsell, of Holwell, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 28.

PATEMAN

Leonard Mark
Private 36423, 6th Battalion, Princess Cahrlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 17th February 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin. Formerly 5077, Hertfordshire Regiment.

PAYNE

Thomas Rupert
Private 19530, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th August 1918. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

PEARCE

W C
Private 23634, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 21st November 1917. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Grave 756.

PEARMAIN

Frank
Air Mechanic 1st Class 26019,6th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps attached 186th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 3 June 1917. Aged 28. Son of Walter and Mary Pearmain, of 12, Union Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly Sapper 1087, Rouyal Engineers. First disembarked 28 July 1915. In the 1891 census he was a the son of Wlater and Mary Pearmain, aged 12, born Hitchin, resident 12, Union Road, Hitchin. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 17.

PEARMAIN

Wortham
Private SE/20391, 5th Veterinary Hospital, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died 20th August 1918. Aged 33. Born Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mrs. Annie E. Pearmain, of 20, King's Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 2.

PEDLEY

Charles Herbert
Private 36428, 6th Battalion, Princess Cahrlotte of Wales's (Royal Bwerkshire Regiment). Killed in action 17th February 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin. Son of John and Rebecca Pedley, of 29, Highbury Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 5810, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

PEPPER, MM

Walter
Acting Lance Corporal P/13932, Mountd Branch, Corps of Military Police. Killed in action 29th June 1918. Aged 33. Born Standon, enlisted Stratford, resident Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Pepper, of Standon, Ware, Herts.; husband of Mrs. B. M. Pepper, of 39, Periwinkle Lane, Hitchin, Herts. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 8220, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 16.

PHILLIPSON

Matthew
Guardsman 24778, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Gaurds. Killed in action 1st December 1917. Born Retford, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Hitchin.

PIERSON

Ernest Alfred
Driver 140308, "T" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 26th August 1917. Born Hitchin, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in ZUYDCOOTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 11.

PIKE

Horace Leslie
Private 4/6926, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed ijn action 13th November 1916. Born and resident Arlesey, enlisted Hitchin.

PILSWORTH

Arthur John
Private 4178, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 25th August 1918. Aged 33. Born Cambridge, enlisted Hinchley, Leicestershire. Son of John and Mary Ann Pilsworth, of Hitchin; husband of Elizabeth Pilsworth, of 27, Hart Rd., Leicester. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de caalis, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 23.

POWELL

Frederick
Sergeant 14989, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 15th October 1916. Born Ely, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Hitchin.

POWELL

John Thomas
Private 26242, 5th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 11th April 1917. Aged 33. Son of Henry and Emma Powell, of Beckless Cottages, Hambledon, Hants. Native of Preston, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 6.

PRIMETT

Charles
Private 4/6279,2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916. Born Ickleford, enlisted Hitchin, resident Luton.

PRIMETT

Frank
Corporal 14026, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Ickleford, resident and enlisted Hitchin.

PRIMETT

Frederick James
Private 36746, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 19th September 1918. Born and enlisted Hitchin.

PRIMETT, MM

H S
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PYMAN, DSO and BAR

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PYMAN

R L
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RAMSBOTHAM

J
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RANSOM

Hubert William
Second Lieutenant, 70th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 21. Son of Francis and Priscilla Maud Ransom, of Newlands, Hitchin. Buried in MARTINSART BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 3.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1919:

RANSOM Hubert William of the Chilterns Hitchin Hertfordshire died on or since 27 March 1918 in France or Belgium Probate London 12 August to Francis Ransom esquire.
Effects £6908. 9s. 9d.

RANSOM, MC

John
Captain, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died 4 September 1919 attached to H.Q., L. of C. Aged 27. Son of Francis and Priscilla Maud Ransom, of Newlands, Hitchin, Herts. Native of Hitchin. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XLV. Row C. Grave 19.

REED

Frederick John
[Spelt READ on SDGW & SDGW] Private 16339, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st Aporil 1916. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Hitchin, resident Knebworth. Son of George and Emma Read, of Black Horse Lane, Hitchin, Herts.; husband of Agnes K. Read, of 3, Westland Rd., Knebworth, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

REED

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REYNOLDS

C G
probably Christopher REYNOLDS, Gunner 102762, "B" BAttery, 46th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born Hitchin, enlisted Southend, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162.

REYNOLDS

George Lewis
Private 47518, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 9th Apriul 1917. Born Royston, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Formerly 3647, Royal Fusiliers.

RICHMOND

Frederick J
Private 6901. 14th (*County of London ) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 10th September 1916. Enslietd and resident Hitchin.

ROBINSON

Raymond Cecil
Second Lieutenant, 270 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 19 October 1918. In 1911 he was a 14 year old Clerk, born Hitchin, son of William and Hephzibah Robinson of 19 Benslow Lane, Hitchin. His medal card states Raymond Cecil Robinson, Acting Corporal 374449, Royal Garrison Artillery, 2/2nd Company Sussex RGA, 270 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery then 2/Lieut, 270 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Deceased 19 October 1918. Appointed Commission 2/Lt RGA 4 February 1918. Entitled to the Victory and British War Medals. Served in France. His father is given as W Robinson, Esq., of Fairfield Lodge, Benslow Road, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 27.

ROBSON

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ROGERS

George
[Listed as A G ROGERS on CWGC] Private G/31280, 34th Battalion, Royal Fusliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 11th September 1916. Aged 22. Enlsited and resident Hitchin. Son of James and Mary Ann Rogers, of 24, St. Michael's Mount, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 43.

RUDD

William
Private 27515, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Born Hitchin, enlisted Dartford, Kent. Formerly 4949, London Regiment.

RUTLAND

Bertram Albert
[Spelt RULAND on SDGW] Private 31768, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1918. Born Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin.

RUTLAND

Herbert George
Private 27569, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 16th November 1918. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Only son of George William and Mary Ann Elizabeth Rutland, of 46, Nightingale Lane, Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 38565, Rifle Brigade. Buried in POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY, Poland. Plot III. Row B. Grave 2.

RYALL

George
Private TR/10/161742, 53rd Y.S. Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 5th November 1918. Born Potton, Bedfordshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-East Extension. Grave 606.

SANDERS

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SAPSED

Alfred [James]
Sergeant 12069, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1917. Aged 22. Born Barkway, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hitchin resident Walsworth. Son of James and Mary Sapsed, of 67, Woolgrove Rd., Walsworth, Hitchin, Herts. No knwon grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Nay 5.

SAUNDERS

Bertram
Private 3658, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th January 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin.

SAUNDERS

F J
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SAUNDERS

Victor W
Private 6449978, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died in the Edmonton area of London 4th November 1920 (Death certificate reference Vol 3a Page 590). Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Grave 848.

SAWYER

B
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SCOTT

John
Private 31329, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11th April 1917. Aged 39. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Walter and Ann Scott, of Hitchin; husband of Lizzie Scott, of 45, Dacre Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 4.

SELL

Reginald
Private G/18542, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 29 October 1919. Aged 20. Son of Jeffrey and Emmeline Sell, of 13, Chapman's Yard, Queen St., Hitchin. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section A. Grave 109.

SELL, MM

W J
Private 265330, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 18th August 1918. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. West Extension. Grave 171.

SELLS

Charlie
Private 203465, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in the Palestine arena 27th July 1917. Enlisted Bedford, resident Hitchin. Formerly 522437, Royal Engineers.

SEWELL

James [Henry]
Private 265385, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 21. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of James Henry and Emma Elizabeth Sewell, of 50, Radcliffe Rd., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

SHARP

F A
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SHARP

George
Corporal 13821, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st May 1917. Aged 32. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Husband of Sarah Sharp of "Glenview", 20, Putters Way, Hitchin, Herts. Born at Hitchin. Buried in TANK CEMETERY, GUEMAPPE, Pas de Calais, France. Buried near Special Memorial A. 39.

SHARP

Herbert
Private 27821, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th October 1916. Aged 37. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Arthur and Alice Sharp; husband of Alice Sharp, of 85, Queen St., Hitchin. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 29.

SHARP

Sidney
Private 20818, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th July 1916. Aged 31. Born Breachwood Green, Welwyn, enlisted Hitchin, resident Preston, Hertfordshire. Son of Herbert and Emily Sharp, of 9, Council Cottages, Preston, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

SHEPHERD

Harry
Pioneer 358702, No. 8 Foreway Company, royal Engineers. Died of wounds 30th September 1918. Aged 38. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of Edward and Harriet Shepherd, of Hitchin; husband of Mary Shepherd, of 8, Barnard's Yard, Queen's St., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly G/48487, Norfolk Regiment. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 14.

SIMMONS

Austin
[Spelt SIMON on SDGW and SIMONS on CWGC] Corporal S/7032, 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Died of wounds 23 July 1918. Aged 28. Born Offley, Hitchin, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarke, of Hitchin, Herts; husband of Nellie Simons, of 33, Gloucester Place, Portland Square, London, W.1. Formerly 12895, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ST. IMOGES CHURCHYARD, Marne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 3.

SIMMONS

Stephen
Private 266680, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd July 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin.

SMITH

Ernest William
Private 33635, 1st/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 31st December 1918. Aged 33. Son of William and Mary Smith, of 52, Dacre Rd., Hitchin; husband of Mary Catherine Smith, of 52, Westfield Rd., Hornsey, London. Formerly 60033, Queen's (West Surrey Regiment). Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-East Extension. Grave 628.

SMITH

Frank
Private 19531, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1916. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of George and Julia Smith, of Little Almshoe, Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

SMITH

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SMITH

James Odell
Private 1777, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th February 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mr. J. S. Smith, of 118, Nightingale Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Buried in CUINCHY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 14.

SMITH

Samuel
Private 220722, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st June 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hertford. Son of James Smith; husband of Edith Walker (formerly Smith), of Great Green, Pirton, Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 105985, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 17.

SMITH

Sidney
Guardsman 23560, 5th [SDGW] or 4th [CWGC] Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25th Septmber 1916. Born St. Mary's, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D.

SMITH

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SMITH

Walter
Sergeant 6507, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th March 1916. Born Sandon, Hertfordshire, enllisted and resident Hitchin.

SPENCER

George A
Private 4/7027, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th May 1916. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hertford.

SPICER

Charles
Rifleman 9919, 1st Battalion, Rifle brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 13th May 1915. Born Hitchin, enlisted Stratford, Essex, resident Islington, Middlesex.

SPRIGGS

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SPURR

Anthony George
Private 2924, 13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 26. Enlisted Kensington, resident Watford. Son of George E. and Ethel Mary Spurr, of "Dowlands," Wymondley Rd., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

SPURR

Douglas Bateman
[Listed as Douglas Bertram SPUR on SDGW] Private 2116, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 10th March 1915. Aged 19. Enlisted London, Middlesex (sic), resident Hitchin. Son of George Edmondson and Ethel Mary Spurr, of "Dowlands", Wymondley Rd., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41 and 42. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

SPURR

Walter Guiness
[Listed as Walter Gunnis SPURR on CWGC] Corporal 16678, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd August 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Westminster, Middlesex. Son of George E. and Ethel Mary Spurr (nee Cropper), of 14/15, Market Place, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in ENGLEBELMER COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 6. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

STAUGHTON

Ernest
Private 14429, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born Hertford, enlisted and resident Hitchin.

STEELEY

Arthur
[Spelt STEELY on SDGW] Rifleman 4803, 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Born Hitchin, enlisted London, resident Letchworth.

STEVENS

Charles
Private 7209, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 12th March 1915. Born and enlisted Hitchin.

STEVENS

Fred
Private 28707, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin. Formerly 4350, Hertfordshire Regiment.

STEVENS

Harry
Private 23482, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Husband of Florence Lily Stevens, of 53, Queen St., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 25508, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.

STIMPSON

Frederick [Waldron]
Sergeant 193, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 16th May 1915. Aged 37. Born Hitchin, enlisted Leiston. Son of Richard and Mary Stimpson, of Hitchin, Herts; husband of Ellen Margarita Stimpson, of Buller Rd., Leiston, Suffolk. No nown grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.

STOKES

Walter George
Gunner 170890, "D" Battery, 180th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 5th June 1917. Aged 23. Born Offley, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hitchin. Son of George Stokes, of 18, Lancaster Rd., Hitchin. Herts. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 75.

SUMMERFIELD

Arthur
Rifleman 52459, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 6th June 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Summerfield, of 30, Union Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Formerlyt 38572, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row A. Grave 17.

SUMMERFIELD

Harold
Gunner 77046, Territorial Force, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born and enlisted Hitchin.

TANSLEY

Alfred George
Private 56830, 95th Company, Labour Corps. Died in Salonika arena 30th September 1918. Aged 40. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Tansley, husband of A. G. Tansley, of 52, Winbush Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 17773, 14th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 378.

TANSLEY

George Walter
Private 21063, 3rd Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 15th March 1917. Aged 31. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of George and Emma Tansley, of 6, Park St., Hitchin; husband of Annie Margaret Tansley, of 60, Bunvan Rd., Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Grave 741.

TANSLEY

Herbert [William]
Private 51641, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 27th September 1918. Born Ickleford, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 23427, Suffolk Regiment.

TARRIER

Francis Ralph
Private 23269, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th April 1917. Born Pirton, Hertfordshire, enlisted Ampthill, resident Hitchin.

TAYLOR

Ernest
Private 201207, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in the Egyptian areana 2nd December 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 20723, Bedfordshire Regiment.

TAYLOR

James
Private 9530, 1st Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 25th August 1918. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford.

TAYLOR

Noah
Private 201208, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in the Palestine arena 26th March 1917. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Taylor, of 14, Sunny Side, Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 10906, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 33 to 39.

TEW

Wilfred Henry
Private 36486, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 14 November 1916. Aged 18. Enlisted Herford, resident HItchin. Son of Thomas and Florence Lavinia Tew, of Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 3696, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 8.

THOMAS

Lewin Hugh
Private 7628, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action at approx 19:00 hrs on 19th July 1915 at the Battle of Hooge, Belgium. This was the first time the Royal Engineers 175th Tunnelling Company had tunnelled under a German trench. The detonation caused a crater 120ft wide and 20ft deep. Two Companies of the 4th Middlesex Regiment moved in to capture the trench at about which time he lost his life. He was born at Wetly Rocks, Cheddleton, District of Cheadle, Staffordshire on 13th January 1876, married to Florence Elizabeth Huckle of 70 Bancroft, Hitchin, in 1904. His profession was a confectioner at Harrods London. His son Hugh Thomas OBE was educated at Hitchin Grammer School. According to the Soldiers Died in the Great War he was born and resident Southall, enlisted Ealing, Middlesex. The CWGC states he was the husband of Florence Elizabeth Thomas, of 3, Bunyan Rd., Hitchin, Herts. IN the 1911 census he was aged 36, married to Florence, born Dresden, Staffordshire, a Pastry Cook, resident 16 Hambrough Road Southall, Norwood, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1917:

THOMAS Lewin Hugh of 166 Hambro-road Southall Middlesex private 4th battalion Middlesex regiment died on or since 19 July 1915 in France Administration London 12 February to Florence Elizabeth Thomas widow.
Effects £209 11s. 7d.

THOMPSON

Frederick John
Private 2312, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd August 1916. Born Pirton, enlisted and resident Hitchin.

THORNTON

Frank V
Private 19108, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th July 1916. Born Charlbury, Oxon, elisted and resident Hitchin.

THOROGOOD

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THRUSSELL

Arthur Samuel
Private 5732, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars. Died of wounds 16th May 1915. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Royston.

TITMUSS

Arthur [John]
Private 14215, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1916. Born Holwell, Bedfordshire, enlisted Hitchin, resident Ickleford.

TITMUSS

Frederick
Sergeant 202800, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin.

TITMUSS

James [William]
[Spelt TITMUS on SDGW] Lance Corporal G/29561, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Hitchin, resident Codicot, Hertfordshire. 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, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115.

TITMUSS

Lewis
[Spelt TITMUS on SDGW] Private 35615, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Aged 28. Born Hickleford, Hertfordshire (sic - Ickleford), enlisted and resident Hitchin. Husband of Bertha Titmuss, of 17, Dacre Rd., Hitchin. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 6.

TOMLIN

Arthur Charles
Private 266199, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th July 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hitchin. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 6.

TOMLIN

Bernard
Gunner 74107, 70th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 1st September 1916. Aged 28. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted London. Son of Henry and Adelaide Tomlin, of 22, Churchyard, Hitchin, Herts; husband of Eva Tomlin, of 12, Gartree St., Highfields, Leicester. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 168.

TOMLIN

Charles
Private 4/7321, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th February 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mr. C. Tomlin, of The Orange Tree, Sunnyside, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in R E FARM CEMETERY, HEUVELLAND, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I Row A Grave 5 According to the National Roll of the Great War:
TOMLIN, C., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. - He volunteered in September 1914, and in the following November proceeded to the Western Front. He was engaged in heavy fighting in various parts of the line, and fought in the Battle of Ypres and other important operations. He was killed in action near Ypres on February 20th, 1915. and was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
54, Sunnyside, Hitchin..  
1813/B

TOMLIN

George
Private 29241, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

TOMLIN

Harry [Charles]
Private 32355, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 18th November 1918. Aged 28. Born Leicester, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tomlin, of 59, Grove Rd., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 2952, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 23.

TOMLIN

Oswald Leslie
Sapper 75366, A.N. Cable Section, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 2nd July 1916. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Hitchin. Son of James and Mary Ann Tomlin, of Hitchin, Herts. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 14.

TOMS

Harry
Private (Pioneer) 142375, Hitchin Signal Depot, Royal Engineers. Died 19th July 1917. Aged 37. Born newbury, Berkshire, enlisted Hitchin, resident Wavertree, Lancashire. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North Extension. Grave 807.

TOPHAM

Frank
Private 31340, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th July 1917. Born Langford, Bedfordshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin.

TRIGG

George
Lance Corporal 13231, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th August 1918. Born Baldock, enlisted Stratford, Essex, resident Hitchin.

UPCHURCH

Percy J
Gunner 68926, "B" Battery, 15th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 1st June 1918. Aged 26. Enlsited and resident Hitchin. Son of James and Eliza Elizabeth Upchurch, of 43, Radcliff Road, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in CINQ RUES BRITISH CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 12.

WALCH

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WALKER

Charles
Private 4/7383, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th June 1915, Born Willian, enlisted and resident Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) IEPER, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

WALLER

Bertram
Private T.F. 238036, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 7th August 1917. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Bedford. Formerly T.F. 202664, Essex Regiment.

WALLER

George
Sapper 524340, 126th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 9th March 1918. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Luton.

WARREN

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WATSON

Bertie
Private 18679, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th August 1916. Born and resident Charlton, Hitchin, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Charles Watson, of Charlton, Hitchin. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 6.

WEARE, MC

Cecil
Captain, 25th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment). Wounded near Ypres in night arial bombing and died the next day, 31st October 1917. Born 22nd May 1917 at Hitchin. Son of Frederick and Alice of Park St. Hitchin, brother Raymond also served. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) after Vimy Battle, April 1917. Chaffeaur by trade. Passed fit 7th December and enlisted 8th December 1914 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, girth 36½ inches, wieght 130 lbs, complexion fesh, eyes hazel, hair light brown; religion Wesleyan. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXI. Row AA. Grave 14. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10168 - 31

WEBB

Frederick James
Sergeant G/4665, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 10th August 1917. Aged 31. Born Guildford, Surrey, enlisted and resident Hitchin. Husband of Florence Webb, of 91, Balmoral Rd., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11 - 13 and 14.

WELCH, MM

Jack
Corporal 265532, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hertford. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.).

WEST

Arthur
Lance Corporal 60153, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hitchin. Formerly 29809, Bedfordshire Regiment.

WHALEY

Frederick John
Driver 2086, "A" Battery, 303rd Btigade (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 6th August 1916. Aged 34. Born Hitchin, enlisted Portsmouth. Son of William and Eliza Whaley, of Hitchin, Herts. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 23.

WHITBY

Arthur
Private 27501, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd July 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2C.

WHITBY

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WHITE

Henry Charles
Gunner 156380, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 28th November 1917. Born Christhchurch, Chelsea, Middlesex, enlisted Hitchin.

WHITE

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WHITE

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WHITTRED

Frank Ellis
Private 242237, 2/5th Battalion, Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 25th July 1918. Aged 29. Born Ringstead, Norfolk, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mrs. Emma Whittred; husband of Bertha Elizabeth Whittred, of 5, White Hill, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in SISSONNE BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 14.

WILLIAMS

George
Private 14121, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1916. Born Melbourne, Australia, enlisted and resident Hitchin.

WILSHERE

Sidney Alfred
[Spelt WILSHIRE on SDGW] Private 23460, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 20. Born Walsworth, enlisted Hitchin. Son of William J. and Ada Emma Wilshere, of 9, St. Michael's Mount, Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 25197, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.

WILSON

Walter Charles
Private 265387, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1918. Born Shillington, Bedfordshire, enlisted and resident Hitchin.

WORBEY

Alfred
Private 35464 [SDGW] or 35468 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1917. Aged 29. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Alfred and Emma Worbey, of 19, St. Andrews Place, Hitchin; husband of Mrs. C. M. Worbey, of 67, Sunnyside Rd., Highbury, Hitchin. Formerly 324098, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 98 to 99.

WORBEY

Arthur William
Private 28715, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Aged 22. Enlisted and resident Hitchin. Son of Mrs. Martha Worbey, of 15, Anderson's Row, Florence St., Hitchin, Herts. Formerly 3774, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme. France. Pier and Face 6 B.

WORSLEY

Arthur
Private 4/5737, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1915. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hatfield.

WRAY

Ernest
Private 17002, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th August 1915. Born and resident Preston, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hitchin.

WRIGHT

Chris
Rifleman TR/13/84514, 53rd Y.S. Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died in United Kingdom 16th October 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident HItchin, enlisted Hertford. Son of Edmund and Selina Wright. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South Extension. Grave 960.

WRIGHT

Edmund Lancelot
[Second Lieutenant on SDGW] Captain, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 16th July 1918. Aged 32. Son of Fredrick Ashfield Wright and Ann Wright, of Hitchin; husband of Elizabeth Helen Wright, of Moor Mead Hill, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7. See also Hitchin Grammar School WW1 memorial

YOUNG, VC

Frank Edward
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Son of Frank and Sarah Ellen Young, of 46, Wood Avenue, Folkestone, Kent. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 5.

Victoria Cross Details: He was 22 years old, and a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Bn., The Hertfordshire Regiment, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

An extract from "The London Gazette" No. 31067, dated 13th December 1918, records the following:-

"For most conspicuous bravery, determination and exceptional devotion to duty on 18th September, 1918, south-east of Havrincourt, when during an enemy counter-attack and throughout an extremely intense enemy barrage he visited all posts, warned the garrisons and encouraged the men. In the early stages of the attack he rescued two of his men who had been captured, and bombed and silenced an enemy machine gun. Although surrounded by the enemy, 2nd Lt. Young fought his way back to the main barricade and drove out a party of the enemy who were assembling there. By his further exertions the battalion was able to maintain a line of great tactical value, the loss of which would have meant serious delay to future operations. Throughout four hours of intense hand-to-hand fighting 2nd Lt. Young displayed the utmost valour and devotion to duty, and set an example to which the company gallantly responded. He was last seen fighting hand to hand against a considerable number of the enemy."

NOT ON MEMORIAL BUT PROBABLY SHOULD BE

CHALKLEY

Arthur
Private G/21208, 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin.

DEAR

Frederick
Private 4/6823, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th June 1915. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hertford.

1939-1945 IN LOYAL MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF HITCHIN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND IN WHOSE HONOUR
THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE RECORDING THEIR NAMES WAS DEDICATED
AND IS KEPT IN THE PARISH CHURCH

ADAMSON

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ALBONE

Kenneth Herbert
Driver 2725253, Royal Engineers. Died 16th September 1946. Aged 19. Son of Herbert and Gertrude Albone, of 40 Mattocke Road, West Mill, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. His siblings were William Ronald, Doris Getrude, Joyce Olive and Gerald Clifford. Buried in MUNSTER HEATH WAR CEMETERY, Telgte, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 14.

Photograph Courtesy Barry Knock 2013

ALEXANDER

Francis James
Lance Sergeant 5954360, 2nd Battalion (The Hertfordshire Regiment), Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regi9ment. Died 7th June 1944. Aged 27. Son of John and Dorothy Alexander, of Walsworth, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 18.

ALSTON

Eric Robert
Flying Officer (Air Gunner) 48871, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 25th April 1944. Buried in LYON (LA DOUA) FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Rhone, France. Row F. Grave 2.

ANSELL

George [Alan]
Signalman 2337656, Third Army Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 15th October 1940. Aged 21. Son of Alice E. Ansell, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Grave 56.

BALL

Thomas Owen
Able Seaman P/JX 219337, H.M.S. Dunedin, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was torpedoed 24th November 1941. Aged 24. Son of Thomas and Janet Ball, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 47, Column 1.Note: HMS Dundein (I 93) was a Light Cruiser (D-Class) of 4,850 tons built by Armstrongs, laid down November 1917, launched 19th November 1918 and completed October 1919. On November 24th 1941, HMS Dunedin was on patrol near St Paul’s Rocks, just north of the Equator in mid-Atlantic. At 13:26 Greenwich Mean Time, two torpedoes hit the starboard side of Dunedin fired by U-boat U-124, causing her to sink within fifteen minutes and with great loss of life. About 250 survivors managed to leave the ship by jumping overboard. They rescued themselves onto seven Carley floats and floating debris. The U-boat surfaced and circled the survivors for about ten minutes but then left. Only 72 survivors were still alive on the six floats found by the American steam merchant Nishmaha, en route from Takoradi to Philadelphia, three days after the sinking.

BANKS

Reginald George
Sergeant 1165223, 226 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th October 1941. Aged 21. Son of George William and Elizabeth Maud Banks, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 39.

BARKER

Jack
Private 5955203, Pioneer Corps. Died 6th February 1941. Aged 26. Son of William and Elizabeth Barker, of Westmill. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-West Extension. Grave 403.

BAVINGTON

Arthur Henry
Air Mechanic 2nd Class SFX 783, H.M.S. Peregrine, Royal Navy. Died 18th August 1940. Aged 23. Son of William and Eliza Bavington; husband of Sylvia Olive Fleur Bavington, of Royston. Buried in ROYSTON CHURCH ADDITIONAL BURIAL GROUND, Royston, Hertfordshire.

BRADY

James [Amthony]
Sapper 1888706, 4 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 20th September 1944. Aged 24. Son of Alice Brady; husband of Norah Madaline Brady, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-West Extension. Grave 411.

BRAYBROOKE

Ronald
Private 14618889, 1st/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 6th August 1944. Aged 20. Son of Sidney and Maud E. Braybrooke, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XIX. Row D. Grave 17.

BROWN

Cyril
Sergeant 1875016, 514 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th July 1944. Aged 37. Son of Arthur and Ada Martha Brown, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 225.

BRYANT

William [Charles]
Sergeant 890210, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died in the fighting during the fall of Singapore 14th February 1942. Aged 21. Son of William John and Jessie Elizabeth Frost-Bryant, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Special Memorial Plot 12. Row C. Grave 15.

BUDGELL

Stanley James [Sydney]
Second Radio officer, S.S. Ville de Tamatave (Liverpool). Merchant Navy. Died 23rd January 1943. Aged 19. Son of Sydney Herbert and Jessie Mary Budgell, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 115.Note: S.S. Ville de Tamatave was part of Convoy ON160 that sailed from the United Kingdom on either 11th or 12th January 1943. Commodore Brownrigg, R.N.R., was in Ville de Tamatave that went down with a broken rudder on 24th February 1943. There were no survivors. Roger W. Jordan's "The World's Merchant Fleets" gives the sinking position as 50 17N 40 55W, adding that 88 died. This was a French ship which had been taken over by The Ministry of War Transport in 1941.

BURRY

John Kenneth
Sergeant 868723, 1 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 22nd November 1941. Aged 23. Son of John Jacob and Ida Emily Burry, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire; brother of Richard Arthur, below. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 11. Row F. Grave 21.

BURRY

Richard Arthur
Trooper B/62443, 11th Army Tak Regiment, Ontario Regiment, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. Died 12th August 1943. Aged 26. Son of Joseph and Ida Burry, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire; husband of Audrey May Burry, of New Toronto, Ontario. Brother of John Kenneth, above. Buried in AGIRA CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot D. Row F. Grave 471.

BURSON

Basil Harold
Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1320237, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd February 1944. Aged 20. Son of Edwin Thomas Burson and Helen Myles Burson, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Buried in BOTLEY CEMETERY, OXFORD, Oxfordshire. Plot I/2. Grave 162.

BUTTS

Ronald James
Marine PO/X 115686, H.M. L.C.F. 37, Royal Marines. Died 1st November 1944. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 13. Row A. Grave 6.

BYGRAVE

George
Private 5959610, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 17th November 1943. Aged 36. Son of Arthur and Susan Bygrave; husband of Kate Bygrave, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. face 5.

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CHELLEY

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COLES

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COLLETT

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COOPER, VAD

Diana Mary
Nurse W/552169, Voluntary Aid Detachment - Hertfordshire 52 Detachment, British Red Cross Society. Died in an accident in Burma (now Myanmar) 25th October 1945. Aged 23. Daughter of Walter and Dorothy Cooper, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Plot 7. Row B. Grave 20.

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DAY

George William
Corporal 2340830, 47th Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 27th April 1942. Aged 25. Son of George Wilson Day and Edith Alice Day, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-West Extension. Grave 407.

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DENNIS

John Cecil aka Jack
Sergeant (Radio Operator) 1160749, 405 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was killed on the 8th April 1942 aged 21 years. Son of John Henry and Grace Elizabeth Dennis, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, SURREY, Panel 81.

He was educated at St Michael's College in Hitchin and was later on the staff of the Herts Express where he was responsible for the "Acorn Club". He was also a saxaphonist and a member of the ‘Serenaders’ Dance Band.

He joined the R.A.F. in July 1940 and became a Radio Operator/Air Gunner with the Service Number 1 160749. He was posted to 405 Squadron and took off from Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire at 22.18hrs on the 8th April 1942 in an operation against Hamburg in Wellington II Bomber 28358 LQ-B. Of the 272 aircraft taking part in the raid, four Wellingtons were lost and only the equivalent of 14 aircraft loads of bombs actually hit the target. Icing and electrical storms were encountered and the raid was not judged to have been a success. Jack's aircraft was thought to have landed on a beach but the plane landed in the sea and six members of the crew were killed. The bodies of the Co-Pilot and the Observer were later recovered from the sea at Withernsea (East Riding of Yorkshire) and Clay-on-Sea (Norfolk) respectively.

He was the only son of John Henry and Grace Elizabeth Dennis of 43, Periwinkle Lane, Hitchin, Herts. He has no known grave but is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial to the Missing at Egham in Surrey at Panel 81.

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DODGE

George William James
Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) 1331421, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th January 1942. Aged 19. Son of William James Dodge and Matilda Dodge, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. West Extension. Grave 109.

Cadet Pilot (Leading Aircraftsman) in the R.A.F.

He died of wounds on the 19th January 1942 aged 19 years.

He was educated at St Michael's College, Hitchin and excelled at games winning a number of trophies. He was also an altar server at St Andrew's Church.

He enlisted into the Merchant Navy and went four times round the world before working at Lloyds Ltd in Letchworth. He joined the R.A.F. on the 31st May 1941 and was given Service Number 1331421. Not long after he had obtained his Wings, he was badly injured in an aircraft accident and he died within a very short time at a hospital in Oxford. His parents were able to visit and talk to him shortly after he had been operated upon.

He was buried at Hitchin Cemetery at Grave 109. His parents were William James and Matilda Dodge of 52, Brampton Park Road, Hitchin.

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FIELD

John James Alfred
Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.) J/16910, 418 Suadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 2nd January 1943. Aged 22. Son of William Robert and Rosetta Jane Field, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; husband of Jennie Field. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-West Extension. Grave 408.

FOSTER

Victor William
Rifleman 6921478, 70th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 12th April 1942. Aged 18. Son of Frank and Ethel Knighton Foster, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-West Extension. Grave 406.

FOWKES

Horace
Driver T/255605, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 19th April 1945. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Grave 1030.

FRAAS

Ronald John
Flying Officer (Pilot) 65504, 405 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th July 1941. Aged 26. Son of John William and Minnie Fraas, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section CV. Grave 1B.

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GUNTON

Stanley Wilson
Warrant Officer 506987, Royal Air Force. Died 11th May 1945. Aged 38. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gunton; husband of R. F. Gunton, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-West Extension. Grave 397.

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HALL

Ronald Edward
Flight Sergeant 364803, 21 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 13th September 1941. Aged 32. Son of Mark and Ethel Hall; husband of Elsie C. Hall, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. West Extension. Grave 746.

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INGRAM

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IZZARD, DFC

Colin Roy
Flying Officer (Air Bomber) 157641, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th February 1947. Aged 29. Son of Roland and Caroline Izzard; husband of Cecilia Izzard. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in ST. MARY NEW CHURCHYARD, EASEBOURNE, Sussex. Grave 112.

JONES

Idris
Signal man 2598211, 6th A.A. Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 1st January 1942. Aged 34. Son of the Revd. Samuel Jones and Hannah Jones; husband of Jessie Margaret Jones, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Grave 522.

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KENTFIELD

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LAWRENCE

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LLOYD

Arthur Edward
No further information currently available - Son of Arthur Edward and Mary Lloyd, of Hitchin. His brother Noel John (below) also died on service.

LLOYD

Noel John
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 47476, 296 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 30th June 1942. Aged 22. Son of Arthur Edward and Mary Lloyd, of Hitchin. His brother Arthur Edward (above) also died on service. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. West Extension. Grave 725.

MAJOR

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MARKHAM

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MARSHALL, DFC, DFM

Alfred Ernest

Flight Lieutenant 47124, 25 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in a tragic accident 27th November 1944. Aged 29. Son of Alfred Ernest and Hilda Beatrice Marshall; husband of Beatrice Mary Marshall, of Hitchin. Awarded the Distiguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) and Distiguished Flying Medal (D.F.M.). Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-West Extension. Grave 381.




Photographs Copyright © Vernon Masterman 2006

Forming part of his headstone is a short history which is reproduced here:Sgt. Alfred Ernest Marshall, 47124, joined 73 Squadron in France in 1940. He shared a He 111 on the 19th and destroyed a Do 17 on June 11. The squadron was withdrawn to England on June 17. He probably destroyed a Bf 110 on September 7 but his Hurricane P3863 was severely damaged in combat and he made a forced landing near Dammerwick Farm, Burnham Marshes, after his engine failed. He was slightly injured.In November 1940 73 Squadron was posted to the Middle East and sailed on HMS @furious', flying off at Takoradi, and working its way to Heliopolis. During December the pilots were attached to 274 Squadron in the Western Desert. Sgt Marshall shotdown two SM 79s on December 16, on an offensive patrol over Bardia.On January 3 1941 Sgt Marshall found five SM 79s bombing HMS 'terror' nine miles North East of Bardia. He shot down two. forced a third to crash-land in the sea and damaged a fourth. His ammunition was all gone. The same afternnon he joined two two other pilots in destroying eight enemy aircraft on a landing ground. On January 5 he shot down an SM 79. On February 5 he joined in destroying another eight enemy aircraft on the ground at Banina. On APril 23 after destroying a Ju 87 'Stuka' he landed to refuel and was shot up and wounded on the ground.Sgt Marshall left the squadron in May and was awarded the DFM. Commissioned in August 1941, he returned to operations in April 1942, joining 250 Squadron at Sidi Heneish. On July 5 he destroyed a Bf 109 and a Macchi 202 and on the 8th another Bf 109. He was rested from ops. On August 1 1942 and returned to the UK. He was awarded the DFC.He was posted to 51 OTU, Cranfield as an instructor. He joined 25 Squadron at Coltishall in July 1944. On November 27 he was killed, as a Flight Lieutenant, aged 29.He was the son of Alfred Ernest and Hlda Beatrice MArshall, and the husband of Beatrice May Marshall, of Hitchin.

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O'BRIEN

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PARSONS

Arthur Joseph
Private 5989862, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and No. 3, Commando. Died 14th July 1943. Aged 20. Son of Alfred Joseph and Florence Lily Parsons, of Highbury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 2.

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PEARMAIN

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PHILLPOT

Percy Frederick
[Spelt PHILPOT on CWGC] Gunner 1720848, 381 Battery, 120 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 24th April 1941. Aged 33. Son of William and Emily Philpot, of Hitchin; husband of Eileen Winifred Philpot, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. West Extension. Grave 755.

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RABAN

Randolph [Leonard Hart]
Fusilier 14689823, 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Killed 29th March 1945 aged 19 years. Son of William Thomas H. and Elizabeth Stokes Raban, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 47. Row H. Grave 19l.

His Service Number was 14689823. At the date of his death, he was in the 6th Battalion which was part of the 53rd Infantry Division in XII Corps of the 2nd Army fighting about twenty miles north of Wesel in the Battle for the Rhineland.

He was buried at Plot 47, Row H, Grave 19 in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Germany.

His parents, William Thomas Hart and Elizabeth Stokes Raban of 26, Bearton Road, Hitchin received a letter from a Dutch family to say that Randolph had been billeted with them and that they had learned to love him. They did not know that, by the time they had written the letter, he had already been killed in action.

REDD

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RUSSELL

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SALISBURY

Albert
Corporal 1178543, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st November 1943. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Salisbury, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Grave 182.

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SPICER

Stanley Oswald
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 1181149, 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th August 1942. Aged 31. Son of John Henry and Florence Annie Spicer, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. West Extension. Grave 720.

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TABNER

Lawrence George
Marine CH/X.108416, 3rd Battalion, Royal Marines. Died 3rd July 1943. Aged 20. Son of George William and Christina Tabner, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Grave 192.

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TETLOW

Douglas Stansfield
Sergeant 518689, Royal Air Force. Died 30th November 1940. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. South-East Extension. Grave 561.

THOMSON

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TOMKINS

Roy Charles
Leading Seaman P/JX296533, H.M. Motor Torpedo Boat 687, Royal Navy. Died 20th July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Edward C. Tomkins and Agnes N. Tomkins, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-West Extension. Grave 409.

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TRUSSELL

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TUFFIELD

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TUFFIELD

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VINEY

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WALKER

Sidney A F
Private 5950482, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 13th January 1941. Aged 22. Son of Edgar Sidney and May Walker, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-West Extension. Grave 402.

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WILLIAMS

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WILSON

William Gregory
Flight Sergeant 612213, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd October 1945. Aged 28. Son of William James Wilson and Polly Mary Elizabeth Wilson; husband of Irene May Lilian Wilson, of Hitchin. Buried in HITCHIN CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. North-West Extension. Grave 628.

WOODS

Joseph [William]
Private 6028114, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 23rd November 1943. Aged 32. Son of Charles and Rose Woods; husband of Ivy Doris Woods, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row D. Grave 9.

WOOLSEY

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WORSLEY

George William Private 5832341, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action during the Japanese siege of Singapore 15th February 1942. Aged 28. Son of George and Emma E. Worsley, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Special Memorial Plot 18 Row A Grave 14.

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