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NORTH MYMMS WAR MEMORIAL

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

Octagonal Base with Cross on top. The Memorial gives name, initial, rank and Regiment. Note: North Mymms is variously known as North Mymms, North Mimms and Mymms. For clarity we have used the spelling Mymms throughout.

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©Carolynn Langley 2004

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
NORTH MYMMS
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914- 1918

ASLETT

Francis George

Private 8528. 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 30th December 1914. Aged 24. Born and lived North Mymms. Enlisted Whitehall. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Aslett, of North Mymms, Hatfield, Herts. Buried: Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. B. 21.

BEACH

Albert

Private 69682. 17th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 17832 T.R. Battalion. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 20th April 1918. Born Colney Heath. Lived St Albans. Enlisted Watford. Son of Mrs. E. Beach, of Blue Houses, Roestock, nr. St. Albans. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XXIX. J. 2.

BENNETT

Frederick Charles

Private G/18838. 6th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Aged 36. Born Bengeo, Hertford. Lived and enlisted North Mymms. Son of the late Thomas and Annie Bennett; husband of Florence May Bennett, of Duncombe Cottage, 78, Duncombe Rd., Bengeo, Hertford. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

CANHAM

Charles George

Private 20711. 7th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 14th May 1917. Aged 21. Born North Mymms. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Harry Joseph and Elizabeth Canham, of Marshmoor, North Mymms, Herts. Native of Marshmoor. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XVIII. N. 1A.

CHAMBERLAIN

Charles

Private 416352. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 21st October 1916. Born Upper Holloway, Middlesex. Lived Colney Heath, Herts. Enlisted St. Albans. Buried: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France. Ref. V. C. 36.

CHILDS

Harry Cecil

Serjeant 235235. 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly 9122 Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 5th April 1918. Aged 26. Born and lived North Mymms. Enlisted St Albans. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

COLLINS.

William James

Private 16423. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th April 1915. Born, lived and enlisted North Mymms. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

COOPER

Edward

Trooper 2929. 2nd Battalion Life Guards. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 16th November 1914. Aged 20. Born Wendover. Enlisted London. Son of Thomas and Sarah Cooper, of The Kennels, North Mymms Park, Hatfield, Herts. Buried: Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VI. D. 20.

COWLAND

Edward

Private 22040. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th September 1916. Aged 34. Lived Colney Heath. Enlisted Bedford. Son of John and Jane Cowland, of Blue Houses, Colney Heath, Herts. Buried: Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Ref. XIV. A. 9.

COWLAND.

Charles Edward

Private 13262. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th October 1915. Aged 17. Born and lived Colney Heath, Hertfordshire. Enlisted St. Albans. Son of Charles and Mary Cowland, of Roestock, Colney Heath, St. Albans, Herts. Buried: Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Ref. I. C. 15.

DAY

Sidney Frank

Private 201164. 1st/4th Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 20756 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 26th March 1917. Aged 25. Lived North Mymms. Enlisted St. Albans. Son of William Frederick and Alice Day, of 6, Maypole Cottages, Water End, North Mymms, Hatfield, Herts. In 1911 census he is a Domestic Gardenener, aged 19, born North Mymms, resident Water End, North Mimms. Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XVIII. C. 15.

DAY

Walter Reginald

(Name difficult to read letters missing). Private 14048, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Oct-Dec Quarter 1921; registered at Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Lived North Mymms. Brother of Sidney Frank Day who also fell. Son of William Frederick and Alice Day, of 6, Maypole Cottages, Water End, North Mymms, Hatfield, Herts. In 1911 census he is a Farm Labourer, aged 16, born North Mymms, resident Water End, North Mimms. Entitled to the Victory, British War Medals and 1915 Star. Saw action from 21 April 1915.

EAGLESTONE

Harry

Private 12933. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 13th April 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted North Mymms. Lived Barnet. Son of C. E. J. Brace, of 3, Yorke Terrace, Mays Lane, Barnet, Herts. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XXII. G. 1A.

EAGLESTONE

Percy Neville

Private 202995. 7th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly 12968 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st August 1918. Aged 20. Born and lived North Mymms. Enlisted Hereford (possibly this should read Hertford). Son of Neville and Emma Eaglestone, of 2, Maypole Cottages, Water End, North Mymms, Hatfield, Herts. Buried: Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Harcourt, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. G. 11.

FRANKLIN

Walter

Private 13607. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1916. Born and lived Hatfield. Enlisted Hertford. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

GAME

Frederick John

Private 201221. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 13th November 1918. Born Weston, Herts. Lived Harpenden, Herts. Enlisted North Mymms. Buried: Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. I. C. 29.

GILMORE

Edward

Private 43451. 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 16th January 1917. Lived North Mymms. Enlisted Hornsey, Middlesex. Buried: St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France. Ref. VIII. A. 7.

GRAY

A.

Private 2nd Class 100714. Royal Air Force. Died on 25th December 1918. Buried: North Mymms (St. Mary) Churchyard.

GUBBINS

Frederick Ellis

Corporal 39468. 2nd/4th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action in Egypt on 21st December 1917. Aged 19. Born Chipping Warden, Herts. Lived Hatfield. Enlisted Watford. Son of William James and Lilian Mary Gubbins, of Trafford Mill, Edgcote, Banbury, Oxon. Buried: Jerusalem War Cemetery. Ref. S. 106.

HENDERSON

David Kinnard

Gunner L/44732. "A Battery, 108th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 19th August 1917. Aged 24. Lived North Mymms. Enlisted Finsbury, E.C. Son of William David and Isabella Wedderburn Ogilvy Young Henderson, of Kinnaird Farm, Kemback, Cupar, Fifeshire. Buried: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. G. 15.

HICKSON.

Frank Herbert

Private 12927. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th April 1915. Born Hatfield. Lived and enlisted North Mymms. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

HIPGRAVE

Eton George

Private S/22419. 5th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. Formerly 13248 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt on 9th March 1918. Born and lived Colney Heath. Enlisted St Albans. Buried: Jerusalem War Cemetery. Ref. L. 87.

JUBY

W.

No further information available at present.

LEADER

J.

Possibly: John Leader. Private M/280298. 1013th Motorised Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Died in Mesopotamia on 31st May 1918. Aged 34. Born Holyport, Bucks. Lived Chelsea. Enlisted North Mymms. Son of George Edwin Leader, of Holyport, Maidenhead, Berks; husband of Jane Maud Leader, of "F Block, 35, Lewis Buildings, Ixworth Place, Chelsea, London. Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XII. L. 6.

MALLETT

John Francis

Private 2749. "B Company, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 18th May 1915. Aged 20. Born and lived North Mymms. Enlisted Hertford. Son of Benjamin and Alice Frances Mallett, of The Cedars, North Mymms, Hatfield, Herts. Enlisted September 1914. Proceeded to France, November 1914. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 47.

MARGETTS

F.

Possibly: Frederick Margetts. Corporal B/3473. 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 15th December 1915. Aged 27. Born and lived Stoke Poges, Bucks. Enlisted London. Son of Mrs. M. A. Margetts, of The Firs, Stoke Poges, Slough, Bucks. Native of Stoke Poges. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. A. 16.

MAYNARD

George

Driver 177007. "D Battery, 14th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 6th March 1917. Born North Mymms. Enlisted Hatfield. Husband of Mrs. B. Maynard, of Cloverhill, Woodside Grove, North Finchley, London. Buried: Mailly Wood Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. ~II. F. 1.

NASH

Thomas

Private 25928. 3rd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home on 24th February 1916. Aged 25. Born and lived North Mymms. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles John and Sarah Nash, of North Mymms. Buried: North Mymms (St. Mary) Churchyard.

NASH.

John

Private 122786. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd September 1918. Born North Mymms. Lived Hatfield. Enlisted Watford. Buried Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. II. D. 3.

PAYNE

Arthur George

Lance Corporal 7769. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 24th October 1914. Aged 28. Born North Mymms. Lived Colney Heath. Enlisted St. Albans. Husband of Emily May Payne, of Bloomfield, Colney Heath, St. Albans, Herts. Buried: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. A. 8.

PERRY

F.L.

Private. Rifle Brigade. No further information available at present.

POLLARD

Albert Edward

Private G/65795. 13th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 35601 Essex Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 27th November 1917. Born Peckham. Lived Hatfield. Enlisted Stamford Hill. Buried: Voormezeele Enclosures No.1 and No. 2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. M. 5.

SEYMOUR

Francis

Lieutenant. 7th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action on 30th July 1915. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

SHUTTLEWORTH

Frank

Private 2656. 1st/23rd Battalion London Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th May 1915. Aged 24. Born Wilmslow, Cheshire. Lived Hatfield, Herts. Enlisted Clapham Junction. Son of Samuel Shuttleworth, of Council School, Wilmslow, Manchester. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 45 & 46.

SIBLEY

Leonard William

Lance Corporal G/41352. 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th August 1917. Born Colney Heath. Lived St. Albans. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115.

SMITH

George Edward

Corporal 23013. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 27th December 1917. Aged 20. Born and lived North Mymms. Enlisted St. Albans. Son of William add Elizabeth Smith, of North Mymms, Herts. Buried: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Ref. VII.D. 5.

STREET

Albert

Private G/15537. 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action with the British Expeditionary Force on 21st October 1916. Aged 23. Born St. Albans. Enlisted Hertford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Street, of 34, Portland St., St. Albans. Buried: Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Ref. XVIII. C. 4.

VENABLES.

George

Private 39641. 8th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Formerly 3035 Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 19th January 1918. Born North Mymms. Enlisted Hertford. Buried: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Ref. IX. D. 26.

WILKINSON

J

Private. Liverpool Regiment. No further information available at present.

WREN

George John

Private 36504. 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Formerly 5709 Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 17th February 1917. Aged 36. Born Hatfield. Lived Welham Green. Enlisted Hertford. Son of John Wren, of 4, Pretoria Cottages, North Mymms, Hatfield, Herts. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

ALSO THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE 1939- 1945 WAR

.BELLCHAMBERS

Frederick George

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1221132. 61 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 1st October 1942. Buried: Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Ref. Sec. P. Grave 306.

BRANDON

Sydney John

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1644180. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 23rd March 1944. Aged 41. Son of Frederick and Sarah Brandon; husband of Elsie Clara Brandon, of Hatfield. Buried: Ippollits (St. Ippolyt) New Churchyard, Hertfordshire. Ref. By Path.

CHARKHAM-BEOFS

Sidney Frederick

Major 124206. 2nd Battalion The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on 16th May 1944. Aged 28. Son of Jack and Bessie Charkham; husband of Beatrice Lilian Charkham, of Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Buried: Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. XII. F. 20.

CURRY.

Stephen Edward Frederick

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 37006. 51 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died on 20th July 1940. Aged 24. Son of Frederick Edward Curry, and of Annie Blanche Stephanie Curry, of Brookman's Park, Hertfordshire. Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 17. A. 4.

DAY

Joseph Robert George

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1872295. 138 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 6th November 1943. Aged 19. Son of Joseph William and Gladys M. Day; husband of D. I. S. Day, of Rainworth, Nottinghamshire. Buried: Liesse Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France. Ref Mil. Plot. Row C. Coll. grave 1-6.

FIELD

Anthony Thomas

Lance Corporal 14734666. 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment. Died on 2nd April 1945. Aged 19. Son of George Frederick and Emily Louisa Field, of North Mymms, Hertfordshire. Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Ref. 61. A. 7.

FLEETWOOD-MAY

John

Flight Sergeant 1254797. 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 11th August 1942. Aged 20. Son of Cecil and Winifred Fleetwood-May, of Highgate, Middlesex. Commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 74.

GILER

W.C.

Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force. No further information available at present.

HALL

Frank

Second Lieutenant 156326. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on 13th February 1942. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Hall, of North Mymms, Hertfordshire. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 61.

HAMMETT

Alfred Cecil

Warrant Officer Class I (Sub-Condr.) 2044946. Attd. H.Q. 20th Indian Infantry Brigade, Royal Artillery. Died on 9th March 1944. Aged 29. Buried: Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. 5. A. 8.

HEDGECOE, D.F.C. & Bar

Edward Richard

Squadron Leader (Pilot). 151 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 1st January 1945. Aged 34. Son of Richard Harold and Selina Hedgecoe; husband of Sheila Sandford Hedgecoe, of Brookmans Park. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar. Buried: North Mymms (St. Mary) Churchyard Extension. Ref. Grave 261.

HOBBS.

Lynn Frederick

Pilot Officer (Observer) 117146. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 26th January 1942. Aged 19. Son of Frederick George and Rose Violet Hobbs, of Brookmans Park. Buried: North Mymms (St. Mary) Churchyard Extension. Ref. Grave 221.

KING

R.D.C.

2nd Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. No further information available at present.

KNIGHT

M. A.

Royal Norfolk Regiment. No further information available at present.

MARTIN

Douglas Victor Robert

Lieutenant 156468. 1/6th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Died on 13th April 1943. Aged 26. Son of William and Nellie Eva Martin, of Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire. Buried: Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia. Ref. 12. G. 11.

MILLS

R.E.

Possibly: Ronald Edward Mills. Flight Lieutenant 37605. 114 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on 11th November 1939. Son of Albert Edward and Maud Edith Mills; husband of Joan Kathleen Mills, of Passfield, Hampshire. Commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 1.

NASH

Harold

Sergeant (Pilot) 1319053. 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 3rd August 1943. Aged 29. Son of Harry and Alice Nash; husband of Joy Nash, of St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Buried: Westdongeradeel(Ternaard) Protestant Churchyard, Friesland, Netherlands. Ref. Row 1A. Grave 8.

PULFORD.

John Henry Martin

Sergeant 912307. 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 18th December 1941. Aged 22. Son of Frank Alfred and Ethel May Pulford, of Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire. Commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 50.

SMITH

Ernest Charles

Driver T/14444400. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 29th June 1944. Aged 18. Son of Mrs. E. Simmons, of Welham Green. Buried: North Mymms (St. Mary) Churchyard Extension. Ref. Grave 144.

STANBRIDGE

Kenneth Frederick

Sergeant (Pilot) 1445546. 102 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 20th January 1944. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Walter Stanbridge, of Salisbury, South Australia. Buried: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany. Ref. 7. C. 8.

Buried in the Cemetery, not on the memorial.

CURD

Sidney John

Corporal 6351920. 9th Battalion Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died on 6th October 1941. Son of Charles and Ellen Curd; husband of Mary E. L. Curd, of North Mymms. Buried: North Mymms (St. Mary) Churchyard ~Extension. Ref. Grave 215.

PEARCE

Samuel Walter

Private 6025351. 1st Battalion The Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on 10th February 1946. Aged 30. Son of Herbert William and Rose Mary Pearce; husband of Hannah Pearce, of North Mymms. Buried: North Mymms (St. Mary) Churchyard Extension. Ref. Grave 279.

SULLIVAN

Leslie Alfred

Lance Corporal 6089799. Corps of Military Police. Died on 28th June 1942. Aged 21. Son of Alfred William and Doris Elizabeth Sullivan, of Little Heath, Middlesex. Buried: North Mymms (St. Mary) Churchyard Extension. Ref. Grave 229.

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