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SARRATT - WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is in the form of an oval plaque in the church of the Holy Cross in Church Lane, Sarratt.
It can be found to the left of the nave between two British legion flags.


Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003

1914 + 1919

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
SARRATT WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

BIGGERSTAFF Harry

Private 18718, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Bedford, resident Sarratt. Son of Fred and Fanny F. Biggerstaff, of Green End, Sarratt, Rickmansworth, Herts. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.

BIGNELL A P

R T A probably Arthur BIGNELL [spelt BIGNALL on CWGC], Driver 131414, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 3rd June 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Watford, resident Rickmansworth. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave II. E. 15.

BUNKER Frank

Rifleman R/13462, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 24th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Sarratt, enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bunker, of Belsize, Sarratt, Rickmansworth, Herts. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Grave XII. C. 5.

BURGIN Jim

[Private] Guardsman18972, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. PIer and Face 8 D.

CLUTTERBUCK Peter

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Son of Peter and Fanny Clutterbuck, of Goldingtons, Salratt, Herts. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.

DOUSE Frank William

[Spelt DOWSE on SDGW & CWGC] Wheeler 146073, "B" Battery, 99th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 27th Septmber 1916 in Salonika. Age 33. Born Sarratt, enlisted Watford. Husband of Beatrice Maud Dowse, of 8, The Terrace, High Rd., Kilburn, London. Native of Sarratt, Rickmansworth, Herts. Buried in LEMBET ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, SALONIKA, Greece. Grave 473.

DYER Charles

Private 27179, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 2nd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Sarratt, enlisted Amersham. Buried in BETHLEEM FARM WEST CEMETERY, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave E. 4.

EVANS S C

[Memorial states ROYAL SCOTS REGIMENT] probably Sidney Charles EVANS, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918 with the British Expeditionary Force. Born Rickmansworth, enlisted Watford. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Grave II. B. 15.

FREEMAN Frederick Thomas

Private 103455, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 11th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Sarratt, enlisted St Albans, resident Rickmansworth. Son of Frederick George and Rebecca Freeman, of 35, New Rd., Croxley Green, Herts. Formerly 13027, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52 to 54.

FRIEND Frederick

[Listed as ROYAL SCOTS REGIMENT] Private TF/290313, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918 with British Expeditonary Force. Age 34. Born Sarratt, enlisted Watford. Brother of Miss E. Friend, of Sarratt Post Office, Rickmansworth, Herts. Buried in VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY, Aisne, France. Grave III. A. 46.

GULSTON J Richard

Private 33044, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Marylebone, Middlesex, enlisted Watford, resident Rickmansworth. Formerly 27779, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

HAMMOND Charles Henry H

Acting Corporal 19805, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Finsbury, Middlesex, enlisted Watford, resident Sarratt Bottom. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Grave IV. C. 10.

HAYWARD Bert

Gunner 83762, 32nd Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 9th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Watford, enlisted Portsmouth. Son of James and Helen Hayward, of Langley Lodge, King's Langley, Herts. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave IV. F. 12.

JUSON J

MIDDLESEX REGIMENT probably Albert JUSON, Private G/29566, 19th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 16th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born Sarratt, enlisted Watford, resident Rickmansworth. Son of William Juson, of Sarratt Green, Rickmansworth, Herts; husband of Florence E. Juson, of 4, Merton Rd., Norwich. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. D. 23.

KIRN Frank

[Listed as Frank KERR on SDGW] Private 15365, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th January 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and enlisted Watford, resident Sarratt. Foster son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Allaway, of Dawes Lane, Sarratt, Rickmansworth. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave A. 23.

LEECH Ralph

Trooper 817, Household Battalion. Killed in action 12th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted London, resident Rickmansworth. Formerly Trooper 3292, 2nd Battalion, Life Guards. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3.

PRESTIDGE H

Corporal 60294, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 20th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Son of Emily Prestidge, of Moreton, Pinkney, Northants; husband of Ella Elizabeth Prestidge, of Husborne Crawley, Beds. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A

PRITCHARD Arthur Edward

Rifleman 2620, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds 15th March 1915. Age 27. Son of Joseph and Annie Pritchard, of Plough Lane, Sarratt, Rickmansworth, Herts. Born and resident Rickmansworth, enlisted Hounslow. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave II. D. 7.

RACKLEY C

ROYAL FUSILIERS

RACKLEY Edwin

Private L/10576, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1917 in France & Flandrs. Born Sarratt, enlisted London. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

SEABROOK G

probably George SEABROOK, Private 11100, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Chipperfield, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident King's Langley. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

WHITMORE Frederick John

Private M2/103008, 906th Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died at sea 4th May 1917. Born Bladock, enlisted London, resident Cookham, Berkshire. Husband of F. L. Whitmore, of Wistaria Cottage, Cookham, Berks. Buried in SAVONA TOWN CEMETERY, Italy. Grave E. 19.

WOODWARD Albert Q

Corporal 30002, 120th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Coxley Gree near Watford, enlisted Bedford, resident Watford. Son of William and Jessie Woodward; husband of Emily Louise Woodward, of 290, West Ferry Rd., Millwall, London. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10.

WORTHINGTON J

R G A possibly James WASHINGTON, Gunner 280915, 71st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 9th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 46. Born and resident Sarratt, enlisted Watford. Son of Johnathan and Harriett Washington; husband of Ada Sophia Washington, of 210, Uxbridge Rd., Mill End, Rickmansworth, Herts. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. C. 14.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Carved into a wooden panel to the right of the entrance

1939 - 1945

IN HONOURED AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
MEN WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY

ADAMS Douglas Brian

Corporal 1435368, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th September 1944. Age 22. Son of Charles Thomas Adams and Florence Maude Adams, of Sarratt, Hertfordshire; husband of Doris Olive Adams, of Harrow, Middlesex. Buried in MAZARGUES WAR CEMETERY, MARSEILLES, Bouches-du-Rhone, France. Plot 11. Row A. Grave 33.

BOLDERO John Julian

Guardsman 2626020, Grenadier Guards. Died 6th December 1944. Age 18. Son of Harold Esmond Arnison Boldero and Margery Florence Boldero, of Westminster, London. Cremated and commemorated at GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM, Golders Green, Middlesex. Panel 1.

CLUTTERBUCK Giles Bill

Lieutenant 63971, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 27th May 1940. Buried in BAS-WARNETON (NEERWAASTEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave 32.

HOLLIMAN Ernest Charles

Private 5959068, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died as POW 21st June 1943. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Grave 4. P. 3.

JENNINGS Owen

Trooper 14346878, 12th Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 9th May 1944. Age 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jennings; husband of E. M. Jennings, of Sarratt, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 1.

SAUNDERS Peter

probably Peter SAUNDERS, Driver 2003422, 287 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 26th January 1942 in the Battle for Singapore. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 42.

SMEETON Brian John

Lieutenant, H.M.S. Sparrowhawk, Royal Navy. Died 10th April 1940. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 1, Panel 2.

STABB Nicholas John

Flying Officer 67109, Pilot, 418 9R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th May 1942. Age 30. Son of Sir Newton John Stabb, Kt., O.B.E., and of Lady Stabb (nee Townsend), of Sarratt, Hertfordshire. Buried in AMERSFOORT (OUD LEUSDEN) GENERAL CEMETERY, Utrecht, Netherlands. Plot 13. Row 2. Collective grave 29-30.

Not on the memorial but grave in the churchyard
HARVEY Frederic Bright

Squadron Leader 100176, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st October 1942. Buried north west of the church in HOLY CROSS CHURCHYARD, SARRATT, Hertfordshire.

5 October 2003

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