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ST ALBANS ABBEY, HERTS
HERTFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY WW1
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Compiled and copyright © 2001 Stella Watkin

Within the Abbey are various memorials one of which is to the men of the Hertfordshire Yeomanry who died in World War 1.


Hertfordshire Yeomanry
World War 1 Memorial
Photograph Copyright © Stella Watkin 2001

ABBOTT Douglas Gordon [Trooper] Private 1450, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds, at sea, 24th August 1915. Born Finchley, London, enlisted Barnet, resident St Albans.
ALEY Frank [Trooper] Private 2126, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in England 4th January 1916. Born Hertford although resident in Harlow, Essex.
ARCHER George [Trooper] Private 105805, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died inEgypt 20th July 1917. Enlisted Hertford.
ARNOLD Arthur William Lance Sergeant 105019, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds in India 18th September 1918. Born Manor Park, London E. 2.
ATKINS Percy Alban Lance Sergeant 2297, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in England 23rd November 1915. Enlisted Hertford, resident St Albans.
BARNARD William John [Trooper] Private 2413, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 8th July 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Woodstock, Oxon.
BARRATT Charles James [Trooper] Private 2503, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in England 29th November 1915. Enlisted Hertford, resident Harrow.
BEST Ernest [Trooper] Private 105601, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 9th October 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident Catford, London S.E.
BRAND Joseph [Trooper] Private 1149, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 14th September 1915. Born and resident Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford.
BRIDLE Arthur [Trooper] Private 1651, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Born Ilchester, Somerset, enlisted Hertford, resident Sheerness, Kent.
BROWN S H [Trooper] Private
BUCKEL Samuel Ernest Lance Corporal 1445, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 18th September 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Hackney, Middlesex.
CARLILE Edward Hildred Hanbury [Major] Captain, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 22nd March 1918.
CARROLL Ernest Stanley Lance Sergeant 1241, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Biorn Islington, London, enlisted Enfield, resident Palmer's Green.
CLARK J W Lance Corporal
CLARKE Frederick [Trooper] Private 105809, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Plaestine 28th November 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident Lower Edmonton.
CLAYTON George Edward Lance Corporal 1214, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died ofwounds in Gallipoli 23rd August 1915. Born Balham, London, enlisted and resident Hendon.
COLLINS Arwid [Trooper] Private 1969, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. . Killed in action at Gallipoli. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hoelane, Ware.
COOKE Herbert Lance Corporal 1433, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21st August 1918. Born Aldgate, London, enlisted North London, resident Walthamstow.
COOPER M W Staff Sergeant
CULVERHOUSE Horace Herbert [Trooper] Private 105787, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 29th May 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident Great Berkhampstead.
DAVIES Alec [Trooper] Private 1824, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 19th October 1915. Born hendon, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford, resident St Albans.
DEARDS Edward [Listed as DEARDE on SDGW] [Trooper] Private 105859, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 13th Decmber 1017. Born Hertford, enlisted Harlow.
DELL William Geoge S./S. Corporal 105538, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 22nd September 1918. Born and resident Tring, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford.
DWYER Clement [Trooper] Private 2716, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in England 11th April 1016. Enlisted Hertford.
EAST Alfred George Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant 105088, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 13th June 1918. Born Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, enlisted Watford, resident Herne Hill.
ELLACOTT Sydney A [Lance Sergeant] Corporal 1164, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in England 4th June 1915. Born, enlisted and resident Hendon, Middlesex.
EVERETT Henry James [Trooper] Private 31096, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action in France & Flanders. Born Waterford [sic], Nertfordshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Rushden.
FARR Percy [Trooper] Private 106008, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 1tth July 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident Leicester.
GINGELL James Stanley [Listed as J R Gingell on memorial] [Trooper] Private 1751, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 27th August 1915 at sea. Born High Laver, Ongar, Essex, enlisted Hertford, resident Great Chesterford, Essex.
GRIFFITHS Alexander Fred [Trooper] Private 1551, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 1st June 1916. Born, resident and enlisted St Albans.
SHEPPARD, DSO Samuel Gurney

Lieutenant-Colonel, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 21st August 1915.

From 'The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915' published by Naval & Military Press:

SHEPPARD, SAMUEL GURNEY, Lieut., was born 23 March, 1865, at Walton-on-Thames, son of Samuel Gurney Sheppard, of Leggatt’s, Potter’s Bar, and of Mary Ann Sheppard. He was educated at Rottingdean, at Thorpe Mandeville, and at Eton, and afterwards travelled for a year, before going into the Stock Exchange. He served in the South African War of 18991901, with the Imperial Yeomanry. He took part in the several operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony and Cape Colony, April, 1901, to 31 May. 1902. He received the South African Medal, and was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 3 Dec. 1901] : “32nd Company, Imperial Yeomanry, Lieut. S. G. Sheppard, on 18 Sept. headed a party which swam to some islands on the Vaal River, held by armed Boers, and took them prisoners. On 19 Sept. rescued a man from drowning at great personal risk.” He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June, 1902]: Samuel Gurney Sheppard, Lieut., Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa.” (The D.S.O. was awarded for the former of the acts mentioned above.) He was invested by the King 24 Oct. 1902. He became Major in the Herts Yeomanry 20 Dec. 1905. He went to Egypt as Second-in-Command of the Hertfordshire Yeomanry 10 Sept. 1914; was promoted Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel in Jan. 1915; left for Gallipoli 14 Aug. 1915, and was killed in action in the advance on Chocolate Hill 21 Aug. 1915. The following is an extract from a letter written by a sergeant in the Hertfordshire Yeomanry: Among the first to fall was our gallant leader, Lieut.-Colonel S. G. Sheppard. He was bravely marching at the head of the Regiment, when he was terribly wounded by shrapnel, but as his men reached him he very gallantly sat up to urge them on. His last command: 'Go on, the Herts! Go on, the Herts!' will be remembered by all ranks for all time to come.” He had married, 27 June, 1906, at Hayes, Kent, Eileen Mary Winchester, daughter of Winchester and Ellie Clowes, of Hitchin, Herts, and their children are Kathleen Penelope ; Daniel Gurney, born 21 Dec. 1908 ; Ellie Dorothea and Graham Hugh, born 3 April, 1913.

HALL Sidney [Trooper] Private 2345, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 26th July 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Pawsta [sic], Cambridgeshire.
HALLUM Edward Ernest [Trooper] Private 2748, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in India 12th November 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident Royston.
HARRADINE Richard George [Trooper] Private 1763, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 27th August 1915 at sea. Born Ickleford, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Meadoway, Letchworth, Hertfordshire.
HARROWELL Fred [Trooper] Private 105849, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Palestine 3rd October 1918. Enlisted and resident Hertford.
HICKMAN Francis Henry Acting Sergeant 1949, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in England 19th December 1916. Born London, enlisted Hertford, resident Crosspath, Radlett.
HOLGATE Arthur Henry Edward [Trooper] Private 105571, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died inEgypt 24th December 1918. Born Swabridgeworth, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford, resident Sawbridge.
HOWARD Walter Hubert [Trooper] Private2438, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 27th October 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Crosspath, Radlett.
HUMPHREYS Walter Sidney [Trooper] Private 1740, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 23rd August 1915. Born and resident Hatfield, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford.
JOLLY F [Lieutenant] Captain, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died 20th August 1918.
JONES Alfred Samuel [Trooper] Private 1645, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 23rd August 1915 at sea. Born Islington, London, enlisted Watford and resident Holloway.
KEMPSTER Jessie [Trooper] Private 105757, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Palestine 22nd October 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident Berkhampstead
KNOWLTON James Henry Sergeant 105832, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action in East Africa 16th November 1917. Born Crouch Hill, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford, resident Hornsey, London N 8.
LOVESAY Basil [Trooper] Private 1880, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Enlisted Hertford, resident Watford.
MASON Harry Douglas [Trooper] Private 2462, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 29th August 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Wealdstone.
MASSON John [Trooper] Private 1425, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 15th September 1915. Enlisted Hertford, resident Hatfield.
MATTHEWS Alfred Edmund [Trooper] Private 106074, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 24th July 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident Sawbridgeworth.
MATTHEWS Leonard [Trooper] Private 106060, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 5th September 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident Sawbridgeworth.
MILLAR Hubert Paul [Trooper] Private 1725, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 18th September 1915. Born and resident Watford, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford.
MILLER Harry [Trooper] Private 2082, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 16th August 1915. Resident and enlisted Hertford.
PADDON Harold Leonard [Trooper] Private 1768, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at gallipoli 7th September 1915. Born Poundstock, Cornwall, enlisted Hertford, resident Mount Edgecumbe.
RUDD William Jones [Trooper] Private 106079, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 10th December 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident Sandridge, Hertfordshire.
SMITH Sidney Alfred [Trooper] Private 2330, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 4th June 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Great Hallongbury.
SMITH Wilfred Arthur [Trooper] Private 2045, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died 21st February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Enfield, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford.
STEVENS Sidney Lance Corporal 1299, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds in England 20th September 1915. Born Shenley, Barnet, Middlesex, enlsited and resident Watford.
WALDER Percy John Warden Sergeant 105183, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 17th October 1918. Born and resident Haywards Heath, Sussex, enlisted Watford.
WALL Wilberfoce Harold [List on the memorial as H W Wall] [Trooper] Private 1487, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 19th July 1916. Born Noel Park, London, enlisted and resident Barnet.
WARD Clement William [Trooper] Private 2542, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 4th May 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident High Barnet, Hertfordshire.
WHITING Edwin Joseph Lance Corporal 1482, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Malta 14th November 1915. Born Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, enlisted and resident Watford.
WILSHAW Dudley George [Trooper] Private 1988, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died at sea 29th September 1915. Enlisted Hertford, resident Waltham Cross.
WOODMAN Thomas Fred [Trooper] Private 2412, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in England 29th November 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident Balbane.
WOODS Arthur Roy [Trooper] Private 1752, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 16th June 1916. Born and resident Barnet, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford.
Not on memorial
DOUGLAS John William Private 18086, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in India 27th October 1918. Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, enlisted Tidworth, resident Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
EKINS James Cyrus Rignall Private 17649, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 23rd October 1917. Born, enlisted and resident Edinburgh.
GOUGH James Richard Private 105756, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 7th November 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident Highbury, Hitchin.
SCOTCHER John Private 13991, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 15th April 1917. Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire.
SLOW George Private 13999, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 15th April 1917. Enlisted Hertford, resident High Barnet.

ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES OF THE REGIMENT

12 October 2001

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