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LITTLE GADDESDEN - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards

To be found on a wall of a house off Bridgwater Road.
The decorative tablets either side of the memoril are from Ashridge House.

 
Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003

IN HONOUR
OF THE
MEN AND WOMEN
FROM THE VILLAGES OF
LITTLE GADDESDEN
HUDNALL
AND RINGSHALL
AND SERVED IN THE WARS
OF
1914 - 1919 - 1939 -1945

THE NAMES OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
ARE CUT
ON THE STONES HERE

IN MEMORY OF THE GLORIOUS DEAD
THANKS BE TO GOD.
WHICH GIVETH US
THE VICTORY.


1914-1919

BATCHELOR Charles

Private 12593, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 21st December 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Gaddesden, enlisted Hertford, resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. A. 5.

BATCHELOR Vernon

Private 1847, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 25th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Studham, enlisted Ashridge, resident Berkhamsted. Son of Mark and Jane Batchelor, of 64, Shrublands Avenue, Berkhamsted. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave A. 37. 9.

BIERTON Albert

Lance Corporal F/3278, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action Wednesday 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Edgware, Middlesex, resident Stanmore, Middlesex. Son of Eli and Matilda Bierton, of 34, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, Herts. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. I. 10.

COOK William Arthur

[Bedfordshire Yeomanry on memorial] Private 22068, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 27th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Berkhamsted, enlisted Bedford, resident Little Gaddesden. Son of the late William George and Sarah Ann Cook, of Berkhamsted, Herts. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Grave I. G. 31.

COOPER William Ernest

Gunner 2170, "D" Battery, 59th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Sunday 23rd September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire, enlisted Fulham, London, S.W. Son of James William and Martha Cooper, of Hudnall, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, Herts. Native of Southsea, Hants. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. C. 7.

DUNN James

Machine Guns - No further information currently

FENN [Hamor] William

Corporal 3531, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 22nd March 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 35. Enlisted Hertford, resident Little Gaddesden. Son of George William and Harriett Fenn, of 18, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, Herts. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. B. 47.

FOWLER Arthur Joseph

Private 20776, 5th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action Wednesday 22nd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born Ivanoe (stet), enlisted Berkhamstead. Husband of Priscilla Fowler, of Oxford Rd., Stone, Aylesbury, Bucks. Formerly 34221, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXXI. A. 15.

GARMENT Alfred

Private 7164, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Potten End, Hertfordshire, enlisted London. Husband of Priscilla Garment, of 57, Cowper St., Northampton. A Constable, High Wycombe Police Force. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

GENTLE Arthur Bertram [Bernard]

[Listed as Bernard on memorial] Rifleman R/13924, "A" Company, 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action Thursday 31st August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Abbots Langley, enlisted Tonbridge, resident Colchester. Son of Arthur George and Mary Gentle, of Shrub End, Colchester, Essex. Native of Little Gaddesden, Herts. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Grave IV. L. 1.

GROOM Edward

Private G/37096, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died Thursday 22nd March 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Luton, resident Eaton Bray. Son of Charles and Emily Groom, of Water End, Hemel Hempstead, Herts; husband of Alice Groom, of Church Lane, Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Beds. Buried in LA NEUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Grave B. 93.

HOAR George

Private 265166, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Little Gaddesden, enlisted Ashbridge, Hertfordshire, resident Berkhamsted. Son of Edward and Sophia Hoar, of 5, Hudnall, Berkhamsted, Herts. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

HOLLAND Walter Thomas

Lance Sergeant 364, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action Sunday 14th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Little Gaddesden, enlisted Hemel Hempstead, resident Redbyn, P.O. Sask, Canada. Son of William and Elizabeth Holland, of Little Gadsdon, Berkhampstead, Herts; husband of Ada Prince (formerly Holland), of Readlyn, Saskatchewan. Canada. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 44.

JOHNSON Alexander F

Corporal 12320, "G" Company, Royal Engineers. Died Monday 6th September 1915. Buried in SS. PETER & PAUL, CHURCHYARD, LITTLE GADDESDEN, Hertfordshire.

JOHNSON Frank

Private 15603, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action Monday 13th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Little Gaddesden, enlisted Workingham, Berkshire, resident Berkhampstead. Brother of William Johnson, of 29, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Herts. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

MAYLING William

Private 4829, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died at home Sunday 3rd September 1916. Age 20. Enlisted Hertford, resident Great Berkhamsted. Son of Frank and Sarah Ann Mayling, of 24, Ringshall, Berkhampstead. Buried in SS. PETER & PAUL CHURCHYARD, LITTLE GADDESDEN, Hertfordshire.

MEAD Alfred

Private 3/7947, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born Great Gaddesden, enlisted Hertford, resident Little Gaddesden. Son of William and Elizabeth Mead, of 13, St. Margaret's, Hemel Hempstead, Herts; husband of Isabella J. Mead, of 1, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, Herts. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

OAKINS [George] Samuel

[Listed as Samuel George on CWGC] Private 421646, 20th company, Labour Corps. Killed in action Sunday 11th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born Little Gaddesden, enlisted Berkhamsted. Formerly 177586, Depot, Royal Engineers. Son of John Thomas and Emma Oakins, of Little Gaddesden; husband of Ethel E. Oakins, of 36, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. I. 20.

PINNOCK George Edward

Ordinary Seaman J/31811, H.M.S. "Black Prince", Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 31st May 1916. Age 17. Son of Edward Henry and Ruth Pinnock, of The Gardens, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, Herts. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 16.

PURTON Frederick William

Pioneer 147225, 5th Battalion, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Died Tuesday 25th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Berkhampstead, enlisted Hertford. Formerly 14546, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Heber and Elizabeth Purton, of Gt. Berkhamsted, Herts. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot C. Row 3. Grave 14.

TALBOT Geoffrey Richard Henry

[Listed as george on memorial] Flight Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service. Died Thursday 29th June 1916. Age 28. Son of the Hon. Alfred and Mrs. Talbot, of Little Gaddesden House. Buried in SS. PETER & PAUL CHURCHYARD, LITTLE GADDESDEN, Hertfordshire.

WHITE William Henry

Private 91895, 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action Monday 9th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born and enlisted Berkhamsted. Son of Samuel and Mary White, of Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, Herts.; husband of Elizabeth Ann White, of Thunderdell Lodge, Ashridge Park, Aldbury, Tring, Herts. Formerly P.S./11112, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. F. 8.

WHITMAN Arthur

Lance Sergeant 265227, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Little Gaddesden, enlisted Hemel Hempstead. Son of Joseph and Susan Whitman, of 40, Little Gaddesden, Great Berkhamsted, Herts. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

1939 - 1945

GORDON Henry Langston

Lieutenant 189553, Gordon Highlanders attached Gloucestershire Regiment. Died Saturday 18th November 1944. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 18.

GRAY Duncan James

Lieutenant 265751, 10th (2nd Battalion, The Tower Hamlet Rifles) Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died Monday 4th September 1944. Age 21. Son of James Neville Gray and Hildegard Mary Gray, of Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave II. E. 3.

HING Leonard Herbert

Lance Bombardier 1142066, 59 (6th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Saturday 23rd September 1944. Age 24. Son of Lewis and Annie Elizabeth Hing, of Berkhamsted. Buried North-East of Church in SS. PETER & PAUL CHURCHYARD, LITTLE GADDESDEN, Hertfordshire.

NEWMAN William Searl

Flight Sergeant 1396485, Air Bomber, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 15th October 1944. Age 20. Buried North-East of Church in SS. PETER & PAUL CHURCHYARD, LITTLE GADDESDEN, Hertfordshire.

PATTERSON, M.C. Ian Norman

Major 69411, ' L ' Sqdn., Special Boat Service, S.A.S. Regt., A.A.C. (from Royal Artillery). Died Thursday 21st December 1944. Age 30. Son of Norman and Winifred Dorothea Patterson, of Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave XII. A. 5.

ROGERS Edward

Suffolk Regiment - No further information currently

25 August 2003

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