Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion


ST ALBANS, HIGH STREET WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

Of all of St Alban's street memorials this is the only one to have been placed on business premises; at the time the memorial was erected the property was owned by Selfridges of Oxford Street, London. The memroial was designed by Sir Edgar Wigram and lists the names of those who died from French Row, Romeland, New Kent Road, george Street, Marlborough Road, Westbourne terrace, and the part of London Road within the Abbey parish. There are three pairs of brothers listed on the memorial. (Details taken from "THE STREET MEMORIALS OF ST ALBANS ABBEY PARISH" by Alice Goodman published by St Alban's and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society 1987 ISBN 0 901194 08 5)
1914
 
1918
FOR REMEMBRANCE

FRENCH ROW

HELMER

Arthur

Resident 3 French Row. Cannot find a suitable entry on either the SDGW or CWGC or the National Archives of Canada or the Australian Roll of Honour. No further information currently available. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

POWELL

Thomas

either

Private 5005, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th July 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident St Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 135.

or

Private 242744, 1st/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd June 1917. Aged 33. Enllisted Blackburn, Lancashire. Resident 67 Old London Road. Son of Charles and Annie Powell, of St. Albans, Herts; husband of Georgina Powell, of 14, Camden, St., Blackburn. Buried in NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 9.

See also St Albans WW1 memorial

GEORGE STREET

BENNINGTON

Harold [Alfred]

Sapper 208594, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died in Egyptian Campaign 4th May 1917. Aged 25. Resident 24 George Street. Enlisted Catebury, Kent, resident St Albans. Son of Alfred C. and Florence Bennington, of 21, Harlesden Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on SAVONA MEMORIAL, Italy. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

LONDON ROAD

COOPER

Charles [R]

No further information currently available. See also St Albans WW1 memorial and St Albans St Saviour Church

COOPER, DCM, MM

William [Salisbury]

Serjeant 19583, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 14 May 1918. Aged 32. Born Hadleigh, Suffolk, enlisted St Paul's Churchyard. Son of Thomas and Emily Mary Cooper, of Hadleigh, Suffolk. Araded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) and Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 2. See also St Albans WW1 memorial and St Albans St Saviour Church

UK, Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920:

19583 Sjt. W.S. Cooper, M.M., G. Gds. (St. Albans) (LG 28 Mar. 1918).
For conspicuous gallnatry and devotion to duty. During the attack he showed the utmost gallantry. Volunteering to try and clear up a doubtful situation, he went forward and gained valuable information as to the strength and posotion of our advanced troops. Later, on discovering a hostile machine gun in action, he killed two of the crew. The man accompanying him was wounded four times, but he succeeded in getting him back. His skill and courage on this reconnaissance were of the highest order.

GOODEY

Frank [James]

Gunner 88025, 163rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 28 July 1917. Aged 36. Born Witham, Essex, enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex, resident St Albans. Son of James and Mary Goodey, of Witham, Essex; husband of Louisa Goodey, of 9, Grosvenor Rd. East, St. Albans. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 3. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

HEAL

Charles [J]

No further information currently available. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

MASSEY

Albert [F]

No further information currently available. See also St Albans WW1 memorial and St Albans St Saviour Church

MARLBOROUGH ROAD

NEPEAN

Evan Cecil

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers attacted 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 4th October 1918. Aged 25. Son of the late Evan Alcock Nepean and of Evelyn Maud Nepean, of Verulam Lodge, 24, Church Crescent, St. Albans. Born at Woodfield, Hatfield, Herts. Buried in GUIZANCOURT FARM CEMETERY, GOUY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 25. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

NEW KENT ROAD

SLEET

Frederick

Gunner 895705, 386th Battaery, 30th brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 8th August 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Frederick Sleet, of 38, New Kent Rd., St. Albans. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row H. Grave 1. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

ROMELAND

GLOSSOP

Bertram

Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1916. Aged 21. Son of the Rev. Canon George Henry Pownall Glossop and Frances Mary Glossop, of Romeland House, St. Albans; brother of Ernest Edward (below). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

GLOSSOP

Ernest [Edward]

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 4th May 1915. Aged 19. Son of Canon George Henry Pownall Glossop and Frances Mary Glossop, of Romeland House, St. Albans; brother of Bertram (above). Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), nord, France. Plot/Row/Section I. Grave 14. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

WESTBOURNE TERRACE

WATERS, MM

Frederick [William]

Corporal 265202, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 24. Born New Southgate, Middlesex, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Robert W. and Sarah Rose Waters, of 21, Westbourne Terrace, St. Albans. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Burie din NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row A. Grave 20. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

WATERS

Joseph [Crawley]

Gunner 762, "B" Battery, 273rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Egypt 12th August 1916. Aged 23. Born Holloway, Middlesex, enlisted St. Albans. Son of Robert W. and Sarah Rose Waters, of 21, Westbourne Terrace, New Kent Rd., St. Albans, Herts. CWGC states born at St. Albans. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 2. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

Last updated: 2 March, 2016

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore