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FROM AN OLD POSTCARD

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN UNDYING MEMORY OF THE MEBERS OF THIS
CONGREGATION WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918

  

1914-1918

BISHOP

Albert Edward

Private 2459, 22nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 12th November 1916. Aged 30. Born in Royston. Third son of John and Caroline Bishop of High St., Royston, Herts. Educated at Hertfordshire County School. He went to Australia in December 1911, aged 25, and enlisted in July 1915 at Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. Resident Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. He was a furniture salesman by trade. He first served in Egypt and then France. In 1916 he dislocated his left shoulder and injured his collar bone when he was buried in a trench by an exploding shell when bringing in a wounded comrade. He was sent to hospital in Etaples. He died when operating a telephone in an advanced position when a shell burst near by and shrapnel struck him in the head. He died in a couple of minutes. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 4. See Australian Roll of Honour Database

CARTER

B

Private - possibly Ernest Edwin CARTER, Private 203444, 2nd/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 20th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Enlisted Hertford, resident Royston. Son of Sarah Elizabeth Carter, of 19, Rock Rd., Royston, Herts, and the late Samuel Henry Carter. Buried in QUIEVY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Grave C. 64.

DELLAR

J C F

Sergeant - probably John Charles Frederick DELLAR, Lance Sergeant S/15766, 7th Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Walworth, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Shoreditch, Middlesex. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

DRAGE

Thomas

Private 15627, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th January 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, enlisted and resident Royston, Hertfordshire. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Drage, of 89, Queen's Rd., Royston, Herts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. B. 8A.

FEAST

Frederick Charles Private 4/6921, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born, resident and enlisted Royston. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave II. M. 5.

FEAST

Oliver W

Sapper 25969, 5th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 6th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Sandon, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hounslow, Middlesexc, resident Royston. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Feast, of 1, Hastings Villas, Gower Rd., Royston, Herts. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. B. 21.

FISHER

Frank Douglas

[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Private 56616, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 23rd April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Royston, enlisted Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Son of Sidney and Selena Fisher, of 3, Orchard Rd., Royston, Herts. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 45 and 46.

GATWARD

Sidney George

[Listed as GATWOOD on CWGC and SDGW] Corporal L/14507. 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Royston, enlisted Hounslow. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

GOODMAN

Geoffrey Thomas

Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1st June 1917. Age 23. Only son of Thomas and Edith M. Goodman, of The Plantation, Royston, Herts. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, . Grave II. F. 35.

HUMPHREY

Alfred Joseph

Sergeant 235052, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and enlisted Royston. Son of Elizabeth Priscilla Humphrey, of 60, Barfield Cottages, Royston, Herts, and the late Joseph Pryor Humphrey. Formerly 2524, Hertfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

NORMAN

H E

Private - No further information currently.

PEPPER

H C

Private - No further information currently.

PIGG

Arthur George

Gunner - Private 206172, listed as Tank Corps on SDgw and Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch) on CWGC. Killed in action 7th JNune 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Royston, enlisted Hitchin. commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.

PIGG

Ernest John

Rifleman 372861, 2nd/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and resident Royston, enlisted London. Son of John Pigg, of I, Gower Rd., Royston, Herts. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 150 to 151.

PETTENGELL

William Allen

[Spelt PENTINGELL on SDGW] Private 61326, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 25th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Hitchin, resident Royston. Buried in ALBUERA CEMETERY, BAILLEUL-SIRE-BERTHOULT, Pas de Calais, France. Grave South A 13.

SHAW

Robert

Private 20147, "Z" Company, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 6th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 34. Born Bassignbourn, Cambridgeshire, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Samuel Searby Shaw and Sarah Negus Shaw, of Royston, Herts. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave I. E. 15.

THOMAS

F

Private - No further information currently.

WATSON

Reginald David

Lance Corporal 471847, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Died of wounds 17th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Royston, enlisted London, resident Blackfriars. Son of David and Mary Watson, of Mill House, Royston, Herts. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave P. IX. P. 2A.

WITTS

Alfred

Rifleman 7663, 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria;s Rifles). Killed in action 25th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Laton, enlisted London, resident Royston. Formerly 5740, 8th Battalion, London Regiment.

THEY COUNTED NOT THEIR LIVES DEAR TO THEM

26 October 2004

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