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KENSWORTH WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed and photographed
by Carolynn Langley and Lynda Smith.
Researched by Carolynn Langley and Lynda Smith - 2005

The Parish Church War Memorial is situated on the south wall of the church. The Methodist Church War Memorial is situated to the right of the entrance to the Methodist Church in Kensworth, Beds.

METHODIST CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
and in
IMPERISHABLE MEMORY
of

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“Who fell fighting for the sacred cause of Liberty and Freedom
In the War of
1914 – 1918”

Now the labourer’s task is o’er
Now the battle day is past
Now upon the farthest shore
Land the voyagers at last
Father, in thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now thy servants sleeping.

BRADWIN

Ernest

Probably: Corporal 19280. 1st Garrison Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died on 3rd November 1915 with the E.E.F. Enlisted Dunstable. Buried: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. Egypt. Ref. D. 175.

COLLIER

George

Private 26975. 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 22229 Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia on 21stJuly 1917. Aged 37. Born Kensworth. Enlisted Bedford. Husband of f Sarah Collier of Council Houses, Kensworth, and Dunstable. Buried: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref IV.R.II.

COLLIER

Leonard

Private 47990. 2nd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Formerly 21567 Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 23rd March 1918. Born Kensworth. Lived Dunstable. Enlisted Luton. Buried: Templeux-Le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. C. 10.

CUTLER

Sidney

Private 35542. 9th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly 22774 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th August 1916. Born and lived Kensworth. Enlisted Luton. Buried Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. IX. B. 3.

DICKENS

Maurice Wilfred

Lieutenant. Royal Flying Corps. Died on 27th February 1918. Aged 22. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Dickens, of Kensworth. Bachelor of Science London University. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XXVIII N.4.

DURRANT

Arthur Sidney

Rifleman 47726. 18th Battalion London Regiment (London Irish Rifles), attached to Royal Irish Rifles. Formerly T/356240 Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th April 1918. Born Kensworth. Lived Hale, Cheshire. Enlisted Altrincham, Cheshire. Husband of Jemima Durrant, of 25, Appleton Rd., Hale, Cheshire. Buried: Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. I. J. 2.

FLITTON

George William

Private 36172. 10th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly 57251 Hussars. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th September 1918. Aged 18. Born Flamstead, Herts. Lived Kensworth. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Frederick and Mrs S Flitton of Kensworth, Dunstable. Buried: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-Lavoue, Pas de Calais, France. Ref IV.H.13.

HULL

George

Probably: Private 15287. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 12th April 1917. Born and lived Sundon. Enlisted Ampthill. Son of Mrs J Hull of 12 Butlin Street Luton. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

KEYS

Sidney

Lance Corporal 25438. 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th September 1917. Born Kensworth. Lived Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. Enlisted Derby. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

MOULSTER

Harry

Private 8230. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th August 1914. Age 26. Born Kensworth. Lived Colchester, Essex. Enlisted Bedford. Husband of Rachel Moulster of 15 Camrose Street, Plumstead London. Commemorated: La-Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-Et-Marne, France. (66Km. East of Paris)

MOULSTER

Charles

Lance Corporal P/14546. Corps of Military Police (Foot branch). Formerly 1215 Border Regiment. Died on 31st October 1918. Aged 38. Born and lived Kensworth. Enlisted Luton. Buried: Montecchio Prechcinco~Communal Cemetery, Province of Vicenza, Italy. Ref. Plot 8 row D grave 12.

MOULSTER

John

Private 44491. 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 11023 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd September 1918. Aged 18. Born and lived Kensworth. Enlisted Bedford. Son of John and Emily Moulster of Council Houses, Kensworth, Dunstable. Buried: Dury Crucifix Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Ref. II K22.

MILLER

Herbert William

(Millers on CWGC). Private 33055. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 5th September 1918. Aged 29. Lived Kensworth. Enlisted Bedford. Son of William Frederick and Lizzie Millers, of Kensworth Common, Dunstable, Beds. Buried: Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. G. 1B.

SKINNER

William

Private 8190. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 25th October 1914. Aged 28. Born and lived Kensworth. Enlisted Luton. Son of Fred Skinner. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

SHARP

Herbert Edward

Private 8582. 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd February 1915. Aged 36. Born Kensworth. Enlisted London. Husband of Emma Ada Sharp, of "Cartref", 26, Alfred St., Dunstable. Buried: Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. E. 3.

TAYLOR

William Charles

Private 56366. 9th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Formerly 32363 Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 20th September 1917. Born Kensworth. Enlisted Luton. Buried: Locre Hospice Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. B. 12.

WILLIS

Frederick Charles

Private 31788. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd April 1917. Aged 24. Born and lived Kensworth. Enlisted Luton. Son of Arthur and Rebecca Willis of Kensworth, Dunstable. Private Willis was an organist. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

WHINNETT

Hedley

Gunner 182855. 73rd Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th April 1918. Born Kensworth. Enlisted Luton. Son of Mrs. E. Whinnett of Parliament Road. Kensworth, Dunstable. Buried: Houchin British Cemetery, Pas De Calais. France. Ref I.F.II

WOODCRAFT

Victor

Serjeant 16341. 8th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th January 1916. Aged 24. Born Kensworth. Enlisted Nottingham. Son of Ellen Woodcraft of West End, Kensworth. Buried: Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. Ref I C 23.

CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

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The Church War Memorial is carved from wood and bears the dedication:

GLORY BE TO GOD ON HIGH

(Herewith the list of names similar to the list above but E. Bradwin and G. Hull are not on this memorial)

RIP

IN MEMORY OF KENSWORTH MEN
WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

30 December 2005

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