Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

KING'S LANGLEY - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards

The memorial is situated in the grounds of All Saints Church, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, on the A41, and takes the form of a stone cross with brass plaques. Some of these are also on other memorials for Langleybury and John Dickinsons Paper Works (either Apsley Mills or Home Park Mills).

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley - 2004

REMEMBER
BEFORE GOD
THESE FROM
THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THERE COUNTRY
1914- 1918

ARCHER T
No further information currently.
CHAMBERS, MC Charles Colhoun
Captain, 12th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 10th July 1916. Aged 27. Son of Col. C. P. Chambers, of Zoffiany House, King's Langley, Herts. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot III. Row L. Grave 8. See also Langleybury
CHAMBERS Henry Mansell
Lance Corporal (Signaller) SPTS/631, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 10th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted London, resident King's Langley. Son of Col. Charles Patton Chambers and Henrietta Caroline Chambers, of Zoffany House, King's Langley, Herts. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. See also Langleybury
COX Bernard Stanley
Private 42214, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th April 1918. Aged 36. Born and resident Kings langley, enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cox, of Bernard Cottage, The Common; husband of Lois Kate Cox, of 7, The Common, King's Langley, Herts. Formerly 39026, Royal Flying Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A. See also John Dickinson Mills 
COX J P
No further information currently.
CRAWLEY Charles Frederick
Private 235238, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 27. Enlisted Hertford, resident Kings Langley. Son of Mrs. Sarah Jane Crawley, of The Bridge, King's Langley, Herts. Formerly 2829, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
CROUCH-BAKER Ernest Edward
Private 11035, 3rd Company, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 22nd January 1917. Aged 35. Born Kensington, enlisted Watford, resident King's Langley. Son of Samuel and Sarah Crouch-Baker, of Kensington, London; husband of Florence L. Crouch-Baker, of 2, High St. Cottages, King's Langley, Herts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. plot XXI. Row B. Grave 1A.
CURLE Charles William
Lance Corporal 321806, 1st/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted London, resident Hertfordshire. Son of Arthur John and Eliza Curle, of Church Lane, King's Langley, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. panel 11.
CURLE    E J
No further information currently.
DICKINSON Leonard
Private 58278, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th October 1918. Aged 37. Born Kings Langley, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mr. Thomas Dickinson, of King's Langley; husband of Blanche Mildred Dickinson, of 18, Railway Terrace, King's Langley, Herts. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 26.
DOWSE Herbert H
Private 16476, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1915. Aged 17. Born and resident Kings langley, enlisted Hertford. Son of Henry and L. J. Dowse, of Vicarage Lane, King's Langley, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
FISHER Mortimer
Captain, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 20th September 1914. Aged 31. Son of Fred C. and Clara E. Fisher, of King's Langley, Herts; husband of Margaret Fisher, of 18, Dorset Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
GODMAN  Christopher
[Listed as GOODMAN on memorial] Rifleman R/9497, 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3rd october 1915. Aged 25. Born Chipperfield, enlisted Watford, resident Kings Langley. Son of George and Charlotte Godman, of 11, Rucklers Green, King's Langley, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B. See also John Dickinson Mills
GODMAN Edward James
[Listed as GOODMAN on memorial] Private 27696, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 15th September 1918. Aged 34. Born Chipperfield, enlisted Bedford, resident Kings Langley. Son of George and Charlotte Godman, of Butler's Green, Bucks. Buried in CHIPPERFIELD (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD, KING'S LANGLEY, Hertfordshire.
HALL J
No further information currently.
HAWKINS Frederick John
lance Corporal 27668, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. aGED 23. Born Hornchurch, Essex, enlisted Bedford, resident Kings Langley. Son of William Hawkins, of The Bridge Bakery, King's Langley, Herts; husband of Mary Jane Wright (formerly Hawkins), of 69, Chanington St., Camden Town, London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
HODGES Albert Frederick
Private 41315, 4th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th March 1918. Aged 19. Born Chipperfield, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident Kings Langley. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Hodges, of Alexandra Rd., King's Langley, Herts. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 5.
HOOKER W
No further information currently.
HUGHES John
Private 32228, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1917. Born and resident Kings Langley, enlisted Bedford. See also John Dickinson Mills
JELLY William
[Spelt JELLEY on SDGW] Private 20843, 5th Battalion, King's 9Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 18th March 1917. Born Apthorpe, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kings Langley. Formerly 40053, Suffolk Regiment.
KING   Frederick
Private 43171, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 25th March 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted Hertford, resident Kings Langley. Formerly 4930, Hertfordshire Regiment. Son of and Emma King, of Langley Hill, King's Langley, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 51 and 52. See also John Dickinson Mills
LOWE    Frederick
Corporal 40444, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Hemel hempstead, resident Kings Langley. Son of Mrs. A. Lowe, of 2, Alexandra Rd., King's Langley, Herts. Formerly 27698, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A. See also John Dickinson Mills
MEAD Frederick
Private G/10198, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18th November 1916. Aged 29. Born and enlisted hemel Hempstead, resident Kings Langley. Son of Alfred and Jane Mead, of Hemel Hempstead; husband of Annie Mead, of 17, Corner Hall, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row G. Grave 3.
NEARY    Henry Frank
Able Seaman SS/2128, H.M.S. cressy, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 22nd September 1914. Born 25th May 1889 in Marylebone, London. Son of George and Francis Jane Neary, of King's Langley, Herts; sibling J E Neary, of Fernville, Hemel hempstead. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 2.
PITTS  Aarthur Sidney
Private 39579, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Hertford. Son of Arthur Edward and Sophie Pitts, of Rose Cottage, The Holt, Chidden, Hambledon, Cosham, Hants. Native of Croydon. Formerly 4933, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in AEROPLANE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, belgium. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 6. See also John Dickinson Mills
SCOTT John
Gunner 25251, 259th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 21st April 1917. Aged 33. Born and resident Kings Langley, enlisted London. Son of Samuel Scott, of Church Lane, King's Langley, Hertfordshire. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 21.
SCOTT Leonard
Private 43235, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 23. Born Kings Langley, enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Scott, of Bourne End Farm, Boxmoor, Herts. Formerly 26559, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
SMITH E E
No further information currently.
STEBBINGS      Edgar
Private 16937, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Kings Langley, enlisted Watford. Only son of James Edgar and Ann Stebbings, of Alexandra Rd., King's Langley, Herts. Buried in FIRST D.C.L.I. CEMETERY, THE BLUFF, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 17. See also John Dickinson Mills
STEVENS        George
Private 32373, 15th Battalion, Royal Defence Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 11th March 1918. Aged 58. Enlisted Hereford, resident Kings Langley. Husband of G. Stevens, of Primrose Hill, King's Langley, Herts. Formerly 25352, Herefordshire Regiment. Creamated/buried in GRAVESEND CEMETERY, Kent. Screen Wall. 5192. See also See also John Dickinson Mills
STEVENS E Howard
Sergeant 16379, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 18th February 1920. Aged 36. Born Stoke Poges, Bucks. Son of George and Alice Stevens, of 83, Waterside, King's Langley. Buried in KING'S LANGLEY (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire.
STEVENS John Edward
Private G/30825, "B" Company, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1918. Aged 19. Born Rickmansworth, enlisted Watford, resident Kings Langley. Son of George and Alice Stevens, of Primrose Hill, King's Langley, Herts. Born Stoke Poges, Slough. Formerly 29479, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row K. Grave 22A.
TIMBERLAKE      Arthur G
Lance Corporal 22836, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born and resident Kings Langley, enlisted Watford. No nown grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7. See also John Dickinson Mills
TOMS Harold Edward
Private 3212, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 24. Enlisted Handel Street, London, resident Kings Langley. Son of Edward and Helen Toms, of King's Langley, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B.
WARREN     Harry Stanley
Private 40381, "A" Company, 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 17th March 1917. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Kings Langley. Son of William and Elizabeth Warren, of King's Langley, Herts; and husband of Millicent Warren, of Langley Hill, King's Langley, Hertfordshire. Formerly 8621, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 10. See also John Dickinson Mills
YOUNG W J
No further information currently. See also John Dickinson Mills
YOUNG      William Ross
Private 265584, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th November 1917. Born Abbots Langley, enlisted Hertford, resident Kings Langley. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 153. See also John Dickinson Mills
  1939-1945
BARNETT A S
No further information currently.
BRYNT F E
No further information currently.
BUDWORTH C R D
No further information currently.
CHARGE Frederick William
Able Seaman P/JX 523651, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal Navy. Died 4th May 1945. Aged 19. Son of Harold Arthur and Hilda May Charge, of King's Langley, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 89, Column 1. See also John Dickinson Mills
CHENNELLS William George
Air Riad Warden, Civil Defense. Died at Belswains Lane, Nash Mills. 10th May 1941, Aged 29. Son of Cecil Chennells, of 40 Belmont Road, Hemel Hempstead; husband of Mary Chennells, of 9 Bunkers Road, Nash Mills, Abbots Langley. Death registered by WATFORD, RURAL DISTRICT. See also John Dickinson Mills
COKER Frederick Charles
Flight Sergeant 1468060, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th April 1944. Aged 23. Son of John Eustace and Gertrude Annie Coker, of King's Langley, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 216. See also John Dickinson Mills
DAVIS R W
No further information currently.
DOCK E C
No further information currently.
ELDRIDGE Philip Henry
Sergeant 1293257, 158 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd April 1943. Aged 29. Son of Walter Richard and Emily Harriet Jane Eldridge; husband of Joyce Monica Eldridge, of King's Langley, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 148. See also John Dickinson Mills
FERNAU R
No further information currently.
FORD J
No further information currently.
GOLDING A
No further information currently.
HARMAN John
Rifleman 5990060, 7th Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles. Died 10th August 1943. Age 21. Son of John William and Violet Mary Harman, of King's Langley. Buried in the new part of KING'S LANGLEY (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire.

J. HARMAN
ROYAL ULSTER REGT.
10 AUGUST 1943 AGE 21

DEATH IS A HEART ACHE
NO MAN CAN HEAL
MEMORIES A TREASURE
NO ONE CAN STEAL.

HAYWARD Ian

Sergeant (Pilot) 322445, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd October 1943. Age 20. Son of Stanley and Zila May Hayward, of Hunsdon. Buried in the new part of KING'S LANGLEY (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire.

322445 SERGEANT
I HAYWARD
PILOT R.A.F.
22nd OCTOBER 1943. AGE 20

HUDGE J W
No further information currently.
INGRAM W B W
No further information currently.
In the graveyard but not on memorial
WHITELAM Harold Christopher

Captain, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 22nd December 1926

IN REMEMBERANCE OF
CAPT. H.C. WHITELAM
EAST YORK REGT.
Who died DEC 22 1926

(rest is unreadable as weathered).

COWTAN Harry Furneaux

Sergeant [headstone states 403680] 1493689, 20 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3rd June 1942. Age 23. Son of Horace L. Cowtan and Amy Cowtan, of Potten End. Buried in the new part of ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, KING'S LANGLEY, Hertfordshire.

403680 SERJEANT
H.F.COWTAN
ROYAL ARTILLERY
3RD JUNE 1942 AGE 23

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR SON HARRY
LOVINGLY REMEMBERED
BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM

HAYTHORNTHWAITE Richard Mead

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, The Buffs (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action near Ypres 24th May 1915. Age 21. Son of the Rev. John Parker Haythornthwaite and Iszet Mead Haythornthwaite, of King's Langley Vicarage, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel 57, 58 and 59.

RICHARD MEAD HAYTHORNTHWAITE
2ND. LIEUT. 3RD BUFFS
KILLED IN ACTION NR YPRES
MAY 24 1915 AGE 21
KNOWN UNTO GOD.

EVERITT Charles

Killed in action 16th September 1915 in France & Flanders.

In a family grave

.....also of
CHARLES EVERITT KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE SEPTEMBER 16 1915.

MURKETT John Stanford Sergeant, 3rd Platoon, Home Guard. Died 28th June 1942. Age 46.

Last updated 18 February, 2014

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore