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HITCHIN GRAMMAR SCHOOL WORLD WAR 1 WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009
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The Hitchin Grammar School World War 1 memorial takes the form of a stained glass window in the Boys School Library, Grammar School Walk, Hitchin. The names here have been taken from the Roll of Honour published in the Hitchin Grammar School Chronicle, Spring Number 1921.

Hitchin Grammar School
Roll of Honour 1914–18

BAILEY

Eric Henry Platt

Lieutenant, 206th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 11th NOvember 1918. Aged 20. Son of James Henry and Esther Bailey, of 43, The Ridgeway, Enfield, Middx. Attended the school between the years 1911 and 1913. Buried in LINSELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. British. Section D. Grave 5.

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 War memorial

BOWMAN

Harold

[Listed as Private on SDGW] Lance Corporal SPTS/828, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd August 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 War 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 War memorial

BROWN

Norman Algernon

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died on 2 March 1919. Age 21. Son of Alice Tipple (formerly Brown), of Ladbrooke, Biggleswade, and the late John Albert Brown. Buried in Biggleswade Town Cemetery, Biggleswade. Grave 3459. See also Biggleswade and Biggleswade Cemetery

CARRYER

Charles Ivan

Second Lieutenant East Yorkshire Regiment and Royal Flying Corps. Killed 18th August 1916. Aged 18. Son of Charles Barrowdale Carryer and Marian Carryer, of 176, London Rd., Leicester. Buried in WELFORD ROAD CEMETERY, LEICESTER, Leicestershire. Grave reference C. "U." 252.

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 Memorial

DARRINGTON

William Arthur

Private 25247, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 27th July 1916. Born Tottenham, enlisted Finchley, resident Church End, Finchley. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. [Connection with school unknown - this is the only W A DARRINGTON]

EDWARDS

William Winter

Lance Corporal G/12821, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 13th April 1918. Aged 20. Born Dalston, Middlesex, enlisted Welwyn, Hertfordshire, resident Whetstone, Middlesex. Son of Albert Samuel and Emily Edwards, of 44, Pollard Rd., Oakleigh Park, Middlesex, London. Native of High Welwyn, Herts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVI. Row F. Grave 11.

ELLIS

Thomas William

Sergeant 17264, 4th [1st on memorial] Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born Hitchin and enlisted Hitchin, Herts, resident Walsworth, Herts. Son of Samuel Aubrey and Emily Susan Ellis, of Willian, Letchworth, Herts. Buried in Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 39. See also Hitchin War memorial and Willian War Memorial and Letchworth War Memorial

FILE

H W

No further information currently available. See also Hitchin War memorial

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 War memorial

GELAS

Pierre Louis

2nd Class 13016, 150th Infantry Regiment, Fench Army. Killed in action 22 April 1916. Born 9 September 1895 at St Etienne, Loire, France.

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 War memorial

GODDARD

Philip Henry Thomas

Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1916. Son of Mr. H. B. Goddard, of 215, Icknield Way, Letchworth, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. See also Letchworth War Memorial

GOODMAN

Joseph aka Joe

Second Lieutenant, 5th Batalion (Territorial), King's Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment) attached 10th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 11th of April 1917. Aged 20. Son of Joseph and Margaret Goodman, of 7, Palace Square, Upper Norwood, now of South Villa, 98, Ramsden Rd., Balham, London. A notably fine sportsman in both the first 11 for cricket and principle bowler, vice captain of the football team and a decent swimmer in his own right. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

HIGGINS

Arthur Aken

Captain, Royal Army Veterinary Corps attached 115th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 25th October 1918. Aged 32. Son of Mildred Akin Higgins, of Harrow, Middx. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot V. Row H. Grave 9.

ISAAC

Albert Henry

[Also listed as Henry Alfred, Henry Albert and Alfred Henry] Private 15933, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 25 June 1916. Aged 19. Originally born Henry Albert Isaac, birth registered in the Hitchin Registration District in the April to June Quarter 1897. In the 1901 census he is living with his wiodowed father, Henry, aged 4, born Hertfordshire, resident Brook End, St Ippolyts, Ippollitts, Hitchin. IN the 1911 cenus his father Henry had married Elizabeth, he was aged 14, at schoool, born Ippolletts, Hertfordshire, resident Brook End, St Ippolyts Hitchin. Buried in ASHFORD CEMETERY, Kent. Grave 7125.

KELLY

Edward Rowley

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Border Regiment attached Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th July 1915. Aged 17. Son of the late Lieut. Edward Kelly (R.N.) and Mrs. Ethel Kelly. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

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 War 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 War memorial

NEWTON

Edward aka Teddy

Private 723491, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queens), London Regiment. Died of wounds 9 June 1917. Aged 24. Born Lambeth, enlisted Lambeth, resident Brixton. Son of Mrs. E. F Newton of 135 Stockwell Park Rd. London. Formerly 3926, 2/5th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 50.

PARKER

Samuel John

Gunner 139404, 353rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 16 June 1917. Aged 36. Enlisted Harrow. Husband of Florence Maud Parker, of 44, Merivale Rd., Harrow, Middx. Born in Hitchin. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 14.

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 War 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 War 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 War memorial

WALCH

James Bernard Millard

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 13 to 15.

WELSH

Cyril Clifton

Captain, "D" Battery, 256th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 17th July 1917. Aged 29. Husband of Nellie Florence Welsh, of 8, Macaulay Rd., East Ham, London. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 33. [Connection with school unknown - this is the only C C WELSH]

WILLATS

Alton Henry

Captain, 2nd/5th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 7th September 1917. Buried in FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 30.

WILLATS

Horace Lennan

Captain, 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 17th December 1916. Buried in HIGHGATE CEMETERY, Middlesex. Grave reference 79. 40479.

WOODS

John William

Captain, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 14th April 1917. Aged 24. Son of Sarah Woods, of 27, Barkway St., Royston, Herts, and the late Charles Woods. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 9.

WRIGHT

Edmund Lancelot

[Second Lieutenant on SDGW] Captain, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 16th July 1916. 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 War memorial

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