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IPPOLLITTS (ST IPPOLYTS) WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Brian Sapsed 2008

This War Memorial Cross is situated in the village of St Ippolyts (Ippollitts) near Hitchin in Herts. Details of the names remembered on the panels for 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 have been recorded and information traced using the CWGC website, SDGW and the 1901 Census records. Memorial Cross situated in the churchyard of St Ippolyts Parish Church. Panels at the base of the Cross carry the names 20 lives lost in the 1st World War and 6 names for lives lost in the 2nd World War.

Photographs Copyright © Brian Sapsed 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
VALIANT MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR GOD AND KING AND COUNTRY DURING
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.

AMOS

Gilbert Stratton

2nd Lieutenant, D Company, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 14 September 1914. Aged 18. Born Yorkshire. Son of Maj. Herbert Gilbert McLachlan Amos, D.S.O., and Kate Isabella Amos. Buried in Vauxbuin French National Cemetery. Plot II. Row C. Grave 16.

BURTON

Wifred

Private 36364, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 23. Born Gosmore, St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Hitchin. Son of Wilfred and Mary Jane Purton, 4 Waterdale Lane, Gosmore, Hitchin. Regina Trench Cemetery. Grandcourt. Plot VIII. C. 22.

CHALKLEY

Albert

Private 553, Special Cavalry Reserve. 1st King Edward's Horse. Died 12 June 1918. Born Gosmore, St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Alexandra Palace. Gosmore. Son of George and Agnes Chalkley, Gosmore. St Sever Cemetery Extension. Rouen. Section Q. Plot III. Row G. Grave 11.

GRAY

John

Private 36317, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 02 October 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Hitchin, enlisted Hertford. Son of Jesse and Eliza Gray, of 6 and 7 Top Row, Ashbrook, Hitchin. In 1911 he was a General Farm Labourer, aged 17, born St Ippolyts. Formerly 5780, Hertfordshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 11D.

HARRISON

Alfred Goodman

Ord. Seaman SS/9894, H.M.S. Pembroke. 02 November 1918. Aged 18. Born Winter 1900. St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Son of Frederick and Mary Harrison. Little Almshoe. St. Ippolyts Churchyard.

ISAAC

Henry Alfred (Alfred Henry)

Private 15933, Bedfordshire Regiment. 25 June 1916. Aged 19. Born Summer 1987. Brook End, St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Son of Henry Isaac. Brook End, St Ippolyts. Ashford Cemetery, Kent.

ISAAC

Herbert

Private 2664, 4th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 19 January 1915. Aged 22. Born St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Son of William and Alice Isaac, St Ippolyts, Hitchin. Plymouth (Weston Hill) Cemetery. Mil. Con C 3692.

LEVETT

Loftus George

Leading Seaman, H.M.S. Good Hope. Killed in action 01 November 1914. Aged 29. Born Summer 1885. Born Petersfield, Hants. Married to Miss ? Hawkins. Hitchin - spring 1912. HMS Good Hope sunk with all hands 1/11/1914.

PALMER

Alfred John

Sergeant 19299, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 April 1918. Aged 35. Born Winter 1883. St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Bedford. Son of Daniel and Agnes Palmer. Greyhound Cottages. St. Ippolyts Churchyard.

PAYNE

Thomas Rupert

Private 19530, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 06 August 1918. Hitchin. Bedford. Hitchin. Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres. Plot VI. D. 2.

SAUNDERS

Ernest

Private 1488, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 May 1915. Born Hitchin (approx 1891). London. Grandson of Alfred William Saunders, Gosmore, St Ippolyts. Helles Memorial. Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219

SMITH

Frank

Private 19531, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 September 1916. Aged 20. Born St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Hitchin. Son of George and Julia Smith. Jolly Tailors P.H. St Ippoloyts. Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face C2

SMITH

Sidney George

Private 28018, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 April 1917. Aged 27. Born St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Hitchin. Son of George and Julia Smith. Jolly Tailors P.H. St Ippoloyts. Arras Memorial. Bay 5

SMITH

Walter

Private 6457 or 6452, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire. Died 29 October 1914. Born Offley, Hitchin. London. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 22 and 34

STEVENS

Charles

Private 7209, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 12 March 1915. Born St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Hitchin. Son of William and Sarah Stevens, Gosmore, St Ippolyts. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 34

STRUDWICK

Edward

Private 12975, C Company,.1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 01 October 1918. Aged 27. Born Gosmore, St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Hitchin. Weston, Herts. Son of Frank and Harriet Strudwick, Gosmore. Husband of J Strudwick, Weston, Herts. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France. Plot VII. C. 15.

STRUDWICK

Frank

Lance Corporal, Royal Irish Regiment. No details. Born Gosmore, St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Son of Frank and Harriet Strudwick, Gosmore. No details.

TURNER

Frank

Private 41111, 1st/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 02 November 1918. Aged 19. Born St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Hitchin. Son of Arthur and Rose Turner, Ashbrook, Hitchin. Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension. Plot VIII. C. 8.

TURNER

Frederick

Lance Corporal 20582, D Company,. 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 23. Born Ashbrook, Hitchin. Reg Hitchin. Hitchin. Hitchin. Son of William and Emma Turner. Ashbrook, Hitchin. Chili Trench Cemetery. Gavrelle. Plot E.2.

WALDOCK

Charles Edward

Private 14326, A Company,. 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916. Aged 22. Born St Ippolyts. Reg Hitchin. Hitchin. Son of Edward and Fanny Waldock, St Ippolyts. Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face C2

Also to the glorious memory of the men of this parish who fell in the war of 1939-1945
"He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it"

CLARK

Hubert Reginald

Sergeant Air Gunner 1285057, 104 Squadron. RAF Volunteer Reserve. 14 October 1942. Aged 23. Husband of Flora Patricia Clark, of Minster in Sheppey, Kent. Alamein Memorial. Column 250.

McMASTER D.F.C.

Brian John

Flight Lieutenant 84696, 542 Squadron. RAF Volunteer Reserve. 30 March 1943. Aged 27. Son of John and Devina Elizabeth McMaster. Husband of Mary Leila McMaster, of St. Ippolyts. St. Ippolyts New Churchyard. Grave by path

MCMURTRIE

Duncan Gilbert Scott

Lieutenant 253912, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. 04 February 1944. Aged 20. Son of Donald Scott Anderson McMurtrie and Margaret Isobel Stratton McMurtrie, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Exhibitioner, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Anzio War Cemetery. Plot IV. G. 6.

O'DELL

Harold John

Able Seaman C/JX 157109, H.M.S. Ajax. 12 October 1940. Aged 18. Son of Alice Louisa O'Dell, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Chatham Naval Memorial. Memorial 35, 3

TURNER

Alfred Charles

Bombadier/Gunner 923500, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Regiment. Royal Artillery. Between 1/10/43 and 31/12/1943. Aged 24. Chungkai War Cemetery. Plot 2. F. 7.

WILLIS

Roland George

Private 5959735, Pioneer Corps. 14 February 1945. Aged 38. Son of Roland and Sabina Willis. Husband of Doris May Willis, of Hitchin. St. Ippolyts New Churchyard. Grave by path

Last updated 23 March, 2010

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