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LANGLEYBURY - WAR MEMORIAL

Copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley; Researched Martin Edwards - 2003

Memorial is in front of the Church of  St Paul, Langleybury on the A41. The memorial is in the form of a granite cross, very stained on the left hand side. The memorial is in the form of a Celtic cross mounted on a shaft that stands on a plinth with a three step tiered base. The whole is surrounded by a metal linked fence with wooden posts. The inscription and names for World War 1 are held on the front face while that for World War 2 is on the right side of the plinth. The memorial lists the names as rank, initials, surname and any awards. The whole memorial area stands against the outside wall of the churchyard.


Photograph (left and above0 Copyright ©
2003 - Carolynn Langley

Photograph (below0 Copyright ©
2006 - Martin Edwards

TO THE HONOURED MEMORY
OF THOSE BRAVE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
AND FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE.
IN THE GREAT WAR  1914 - 1918

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

BIGGERSTAFF

Arthur Joseph

Private 108026, 13th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infntry). Killed in action 26th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Chipperfield, enlisted Bedford, resident Abbots Langley. Son of Alfred Biggerstaff, of Gellows Hill, King's Langley, Herts. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A

BLOOR

Dan

Private 14942, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born Rickmansworth, enlisted Watford, resident King's Langley. Son of Daniel and Harriet Bloor, of Lock House, Hunton Bridge, King's Langley, Herts. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln(Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Grave X. G. 7.

BUCK

Joseph

Private 37561, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Boxmoor, enlisted Bedford, resident Huntonbridge, Hertfordshire. Son of William and Sarah Annie Buck, of North Grove Lock, Hunton Bridge, King's Langley, Herts. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.

BURGESS

E

Private - No further information currently

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 King's Langley

CHAMBERS, MC

Charles Colhoun

Captain, 12 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 10th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Son of Col. C. P. Chambers, of Zoffiany House, King's Langley, Herts. Awarded the Military Cross (MC). Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot III. Row L. Grave 8. See also King's Langley

COLDMAN

Walter Arthur

Private 493215, 1st/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensgington Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action 29th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Mile End, London, enlisted Bedford, resident Watford. Formerly 6135, Middlesex Regiment. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

CRAWLEY

Herbert Harry

Lance Corporal 31480, 164th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 20th December 1915 in France & Flanders. Age20. Born and resident King's Langley, enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Crawley, of King's Langley, Herts. Formerly 23184, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave V. A. 10.

DARVILL

Stanley Harold

Corporal T4/092630, 2nd Div. Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 11th January 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Huntonbridge, enlisted Watford, resident King's Langley. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave I. F. 35.

GLEN

David Corse

Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. K. 13.

GOLDING

E

Private probably Eden Charles Golding, Rifleman R/6274, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 25th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born London, enlisted Shoreditch, resident Kingsland, N.E. (Sic). Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

GOLDING

William John

Private 60504, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born Langleberry (sic), enlisted Watford, resident King's Langley. Son of the late William and Fanny Golding; husband of Isabella Mary Golding, of Hunton Bridge, King's Langley, Herts. Formerly 23901, 5th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

HERRING

C

Private - probably Charles Herring, Private 200660, 1st/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born Watford, enlisted Reading, resident St. Dominic, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162.

HERRING

G H

Private - probably George Herring, Private 12560, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 22nd July 1916. Aged 30. Born and resident Watford, enlisted London. Son of Charles and Emma Elizabeth Herring, of "Cotehele House" Stables, St. Dominic, Cornwall. Native of Watford. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 22.

HOLFORD

W

2nd Lieutenant - No further information currently

HUDSON

Harold Baldwin

2nd Lieutenant, 10th Battalion attached 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1916. Age 23. Son of William M. and A. E. Hudson, of 36, Friends Rd., Croydon. Fellow of The Entomological Society. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Grave B. 33.

JOY

Albert

Private 31939, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 41. Born Gossidge, Dorset, enlisted Bedford, resident Watford. Son of Robert and Mary Joy, of Chettle, Dorset; husband of A. Joy, of Upper Highway, King's Langley, Herts. Buried in ETRETAT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave II. F. 13.

KEEP, MC

Douglas Scrivener Howard

Captain, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Awarded the Military Cross (MC).  Son of the late John Howard Keep and Mrs. Keep, of Abbots Langley, Herts. B.A., Oxford. Royal Humane Society's Medal for life-saving. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. F. 26.

LONES

Percy East

Captain, 5th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 28th April 1917 Infrance & Flanders. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. B. 11.

LOYD, MC

Reginald Percy

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain), 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai 1st December 1917. Age 22. Born 20th June 1895. Youngest son of Mr. E. Henry Loyd and the Hon. Mrs. E. Henry Loyd, of Langleybury, King's Langley, Herts and grandson of the 2nd Lord of Lurgan. Educated at Eton. Awarded the Military Cross (MC). Buried in METZ-EN-COUTURE COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. I. 15.

There is a plaque on the wall of the church abiove the family graves.


TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
REGINALD PERCY LOYD M.C.
LIEUT. (temp capt)   COLDSTREAM GUARDS
BORN 20 JUNE 1895
KILLED IN ACTION
AT THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI
ON 1ST DECEMBER 1917
AND BURIED IN A CEMETERY
Nr.COUZEAUCOURT. FRANCE
YOUNGEST SON OF E. HENRY LOYD
AND GRANDSON OF THE 2ND LORD OF LURGAN.

HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY
HIS SOUL TO GOD.

MAXWELL

W

Private - No further information currently

RICKETT, MM

H

Private. Awarded the Military Medal (MM) - possibly Henry RICKETTS, Private 285066, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted and resident Watford. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

SHAW, MC

Robert Edward Fredric

Lieutenant Colonel, 13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion). Killed in action 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Son of the Rev. and Mrs. R. V. G. Shaw, of Langleybury Vicarage, King's Langley, Herts. Awarded the Military Cross (MC). Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VIII. N. 11.

SMITH

T

Private  possibly Thomas SMITH, Rifleman 45165, 14th Battalion, Irish Rifles. Killed in action 7th December 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Huntonbridge, enlisted Bedford, resident Chipperfield. Formerly 8396, London Regiment. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 10

SWANNELL

E

Sergeant - No further information currently

WALLER

Archibald Henry

Private 35338, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Watford, enlisted Bedford. Formerly 33175, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave II. A. 16.

THE WORLD WAR
1939   - 1945

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

ARMSTRONG

Matthew Barnip

Gunner 779395, 1 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 1st June 1942. Aged 32. Husband of Hilda Armstrong, of Hunton Bridge, Hertfordshire. No known grave Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 5.

BUCK

G A

Private - probably George Arthur Buck, Private 5832495, 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 24th January 1942 during the fall of Malaya and Singapoe to the Japanese. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 58.

CRESSY- MARCKS

William Roy

Flight Lieutenant  126660, Navigator, 356 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29th March 1945. Age 23. Son of Capt. Maurice Cressy-Marcks, and of Violet Olivia Cressy-Marcks (nee Rutley), of Kensington, London. Served with the "Chindits". Exhibitioner of Harrow School. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Grave 3. H. 15.

EYRE

Harry

Ordinary Seaman C/JX316819, H.M.S. Bleasdale, Royal Navy. Died 19th June 1942. Buried in NEW MACHAR CEMETERY, Aberdeenshire. Section C. Collective grave 1172.

HART

Rodney William

Private 5956186, Pioneer Corps. Died 17th July 1942. Age 22. Son of Lennard Hart, and of Edith Hart (nee Norman), of Watford; husband of Joyce Barbara Hart, of Watford. Buried west of the church in ST.PAUL CHURCHYARD, LANGLEYBURY, Hertfordshire.

HOWES

Eric Yeomans

Sergeant (Wireess Operator/Air Gunner) 1295447, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th August 1943. Aged 27. Son of William Stacey Howes and Maud Mary Howes. Buried in CHIEVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Chievres, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave 17.

MADGWICK

Bernard Keith

[Listed as Flight Sergeant on Memorial] Sergeant (Pilot) 741793, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th July 1941. Buried west of the tower in ST PAUL CHURCHYARD, LANGLEYBURY, Hertfordshire.

WOODMAN

Kenneth Benson 

Sergeant 542141, Flight Engineer, Royal Air Force. Died 8th June 1944. Son of John Benson Woodman and Florence Mary Woodman, of Hunton Bridge, Hertfordshire. Buried in collective grave ILLEVILLE-SUR-MONTFORT CHURCHYARD, Eure, France.

REST ETERNAL GRANT THEM O LORD AND
LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM.

Last updated 18 February, 2014

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