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NORTHCHURCH - WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards
additional information Clive Blofield - Chairman, The Northchurch Society.

There are two memorials in churchyard of St. Mary's Church which stands by the A41 in Northchurch, Herts. The World War 1 top of the World War I memorial is not missing. It became unsafe when a flaw developed in the base stone on which the names of the fallen are recorded. To avoid the possibility of an accident and to reduce the chances of further deterioration in the condition of the base and the consequent loss of the names, it was removed and mounted on a new base stone opposite. The absence from the memorial (and elsewhere) of the name of Fred Saunders Ruffhead came to light a few years ago. The poor condition of the original memorial base stone precluded his name being added to that, but it will shortly be added to another memorial to the fallen of World War I to be found at the west end of the north wall of the north aisle of St Mary's church.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley - 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY
OF NORTHCHURCH MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND COUNTRY
1914 - 1918

ALCOCK Frank D
Lieutenant, 3rd/3nd Battalion, King's African Rifles. Died 3rd September 1917.
ALDRIDGE Joseph William
Private 31651, 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 24th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Northchurch, enlisted Berkhamstead. Formerly 26808, Bedfordshire Regiment. Also on Berkhamstead Memorial
BEASLEY, DCM Richard
Lance Corporal 12930, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 30th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Didcot, enlisted Hertford, resident Northchurch. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal (D.C.M.).
BIGNELL George
Private 17760, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Northchurch, enlisted Bedford.
BROWN Ambrose
Private Queens 2nd April 1917
CARTER Henry Charles
Private G/73574, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 8th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born North Deptford, enlisted Hertford, resident Northchurch.
CHANDLER James
Lance Corporal Royal Army Medical Corps 26th February1917
CURL Alfred
Private Royal Garrison Artillery 29th December 1917
CURL George
Lance Corporal 4/6982, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Northchurch, enlisted and resident Berkhamstead.
DAVIS George
Private MSD 20th September 1917. Also on Berkhamstead Memorial
DELDERFIELD James
Private Labour Corps 26th August 1918 Also On Berkhamstead Memorial
DELL Albert John
Private 41068, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Northchurch, enlisted Hinckley, Leicestershire. Formerly 4654, Leicestershire Regiment.
DELL Walter Frederick
[Drummer on Memorial] Guardsman, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 2nd October 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Northchurch, enlisted Bedford.
DWIGHT Alfred Henry
Private Essex Regiment 4th September 1917. Also on Berkhamstead Memorial
DYER Joseph
Gunner Royal Field Artillery 14thjune 1917. Also on Berkhamstead Memorial
FANTHAM Thomas
Private T/271032, 10th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 10th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Northchurch, enlisted Berkhamstead.
FEIST Philip Charles
Lance Corporal Middlesex Regiment 2nd July 1916
FRANCIS Frank
Private Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment
FROST Arthur James
Private Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st July 1916
GARMENT James A
Drummer Royal Berkshire Regiment 11th March 1918
GARNER Frank
Private L/11387, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Northchurch, enlisted Berkhamstead, resident Tonbridge, Kent. Formerly T/21310, Royal Army Service Corps.
GEARY Frederick
Private 9890, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 14th May 1915 [SDGW states 2nd May 1915] at Gallipoli. Born and resident Northchurch, enlisted Berkhamstead.
GEARY Walter
Private 8137, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds at sea 29th June 1915. Born and resident Northchurch, enlisted Berkhamstead.
HADDEN Nigel Clement Charles
Captain, 14th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 9th April 1916.
HARMAN John Augustus
Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed 17th November 1917 {SDGW states 18th]
HENDERSON Thomas Eric
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st August 1916 [SDGW states 3rd]
HORN Walter
Gunner Royal Horse Artillery 2nd February 1918
HOWLETT Walter
Private 25551, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Northchurch, enlisted Bedford.
LOXLEY Arthur Noel
Captain, HMS Formidable, Royal Navy. Died 1st January 1915. Son of the late Rev Arthur Loxley former Curate of the Church, and his wife Alice.
LOXLEY Reginald Victor Byron
Captain, Royal Air Force. Died 18th October 1918. Son of the Late Rev Arthur Loxley Former Curate of This Church, And His Wife Alice
LOXLEY Vere Duncombe
Captain, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 18th October 1916. Son of the late Rev Arthur Loxley former Curate of the Church, and his wife Alice.
MASHFORD Charles Thomas
Private Royal Fusiliers 24th April 1916
MORGAN Edwin
Private Bedfordshire Regiment 1st August 1916
MORGAN Lionel
Private Hertfordshire Regiment 12th June 1916
PICKTHORN Albert Edward
Lance Corporal Australian Infantry 3rd November 1916
PORTER Royden Spencer Bayspool
2nd Lieutenant, Infantry (Territorial Force), Honourable Artillery Company. Died 6th February 1917.
PURTON Walter
Private 19159, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Northchurch, enlisted Bedford.
RANDALL John
Private 35581, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 2nd July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Northchurch, enlisted Watford.
ROSS Charles William
Private Border Regiment 1st July 1916
RUFFHEAD Fred Saunders
Lance Corporal York & Lancs Regiment. 9th October 1917
SEAR William
Private 35345, 12th (T.W.) Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home 8th April 1917. Born and resident Northchurch, enlisted Watford.
SHORLAND George H
Surgeon, HMS Invincible, Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916.
SHRIMPTON Harold Arthur
Private Liverpool Regiment 13th January 1918 Also on Berkhamstead Memorial
SIBLEY William James
Private Northants Regiment 26th September 1916
TALBOT Charles
Private 6951, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Northchurch, enlisted Berkhamstead. Also on Berkhamstead Memorial
TEAGLE Arthur
Private Middlesex Regiment 20th September 1918
TEAGLE Thomas M
Private 23096, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 6th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Haversham, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Winchester, resident Northchurch.
THELWALL Hubert Wallace
Major, 1st Battalion, West India Regiment attached 15th Battalion, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1916.
WAITE William
Lance Corporal Machine Gun Corps 11th July 1917
WELLING Arthur
Private 57034, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 8th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Northchurch, enlisted Berkhamstead. Formerly 27366, Northamptonshire Regiment.
WELLING Walter
Private Berks Regiment 29th September 1916. Also on Berkhamstead Memorial
1939-1945
BAMFORD [James] Reginald
Sergeant T/92188, 97 General Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 4th April 1943. Born London, resident Hertfordshire. Son of Jesse John and Frances Annie Bamford; husband of Winifred Nellie Barnford, of Berkhamsted. Buried in SFAX WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Grave XIII. A. 10.
BARBER Edmund [Edmond] Albert
Private 5961214, 1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Died 25th August 1944. Age 22. Born and resident Hertfordshire. Son of Albert Frederick and Dorothy Barber, of Berkhamsted. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave I. C. 13.
BEDFORD D C
Leading Aircraftman, Royal Air Force
BLACKWELL Charles Arthur
Second Lieutenant 70820, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 1st June 1940. Age 23. Born and resident Hertfordshire. Son of Thomas Geoffrey Blackwell, O.B.E., and of Shirley Maud Blackwell (nee Lawson Johnston), of Berkhamsted. Monitor of Harrow School. Buried in WARHEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 3.
DELDERFIELD Geoffrey Albert
Lieutenant 132905, 12 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died at sea 1st-2nd October 1942. Age 25. Born West London, resident Hertfordshire. Son of Albert and Alice Delderfield, of Dudswell, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on SAI WAN MEMORIAL, Hong Kong. Column 1.
DWIGHT C R
Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force
HUNN R T
SL Royal Air Force
OLLIFFE H F W
Sergeant Royal Air Force
SAT- W M P
Sergeant Royal Air Force
SAUNDERS Donald Ernest
Private 5783822, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 13th August 1944. Age 21. Born and resident Hertfordshire. Son of William Henry and Florence Martha Saunders; husband of Grace Louise Saunders, of Northchurch. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 15, Column 3.
SMITH R C B
Lieutenant Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.
WEEDON Harold W
Private 14379260, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 9th August 1944. Age 35. Born Hertfordshire, resident Middlesex. Son of William John and Nellie Weedon; husband of Gwendoline Lily Weedon, of Aldbury, Hertfordshire. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave V. B. 5.
WELCH Albert James
Driver T/175636, 42 Res. Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 15th February 1942 at the fall of Singapore. Age 31. Born North London, resident Hertfordshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Grave 15. B. 19.

28 April 2004

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