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ST ALBANS, VERULAM ROAD WAR MEMORIAL

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

In 1914 Verulam Road was on the northern edge of the Abbey parish, bounded on the west by St Michael's parish near Hill Street, and by Christchurch parish to the north. This area consisted of a range fo shops with living space above, several public houses, some cottages and rows of detahced and terraced houses. The memorial was affixed to No. 40 and included those from Cross Street, College Street, Queen Street and New England Street and well as those from Verulam Road. (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)

Photograph Copyright © Chris Collier 2007

FOR REMEMBRANCE
1914-1918

CROSS STREET

CARTER

Arthur [John]

Bombardier 66207 [66297 on SDGW], 112nd Battery, 52nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Staines, Surrey, enlisted St. Albans. Died of wounds 23rd April 1917. Resident 5 Cross Street South. Buried in HERVIN FARM BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 4.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 61:

CARTER, A. J., Bombardier, R.F.A.
Volunteering in August 1914, he was immediately afterwards sent to the Western Front, where he took part In many great battles, including those of the Aisne, Ypres, Festubert and the Somme. He was killed In action at Arras on April 23rd, 1917, and was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

5, Cross Street South, St. Albans.
X843.

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COLLEGE STREET

PEARCE

Arthur

Bombardier (Signaller) 890040, 270th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 27th December 1918. Aged 24. resident 21 George Street. Son of Arthur and Clara Pearce, of St. Albans, Herts. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section. Q. Grave 229. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

Note: 270 Brigade, RFA was originally designated 4th East Anglian Brigade, RFA and included 1st and 2nd Hertfordshire Batteries. The 1st Hertfordshire was raised in St Albans.

QUEEN STREET

HILLIER

Jack

Corporal TT/0160, 2nd/2nd (London) Mobile Veterinary Section, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died 22nd October 1918 in Egypt. Aged 25. Resident 3 Queen Street. Enlisted St. Albans. Only son of Alice M. Hillier, of 3, Queen St., St. Albans, and the late Herbert Hillier. Mentioned in Despatches (M.i.D). Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 105. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

HOSIER

William

Private 266879, "B" Company, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd July 1916. Aged 17. Resident 12 Queen Street. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hosier, of 12, Queen St., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 135. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

VERULAM ROAD

BRIDGES

Herbert [Grimwood]

Rifleman S/7293, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), Died of wounds 30th July 1915 [SDGW states 31st]. Aged 24. Resident 105 Verulam Road. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Herbert and Sarah Bridges, of St. Albans, Herts. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

BROWN

Edward [J]

Resident 125 Verulam Road. probably E C BROWN, Lieutenant, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) and Royal Air Force. Killed in action 18th October 1918. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 22. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

DARBY

Robert

Private 265585, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th November 1917. Resident 12 Castle Road. Born St. Alban's. enlisted Hertford, resident Fleetville, St. Albans. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row F. Grave 17. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

WADDELL-DUDLEY

[Robert] Roland

[Roland spelt Rowland on SDGW] Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 15th April 1915. Resident St. Stephen's Vicarage. Mentioned in Despatches (M.i.D.). Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LIV. Row F. Grave 16. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

FIELD

George

Private G/42861, 16th Battalion (Public Schools), Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 20th October 1917. Aged 26. Resident 33 Upper Heath Road. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Son of George and Elizabeth Field, of Eton House, Heath Rd., St. Albans; husband of Dorothy May Field, of 16, Fishpool St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row G. Grave 17. See also St Albans WW1 memorial and St Albans St Saviour Church

ROGERS

Harry [Ernest]

Sergeant S/6113, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Resident 23 Verulam Road. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted East Ham, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

NEW ENGLAND STREET

BACON

Arthur

Private 5745, 1st/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 5th November 1916. Resident 31 New England Street. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 14:

BACON, H., Private, Durham Light Infantry.
Joining in June 1916, he was drafted to France at the conclusion of his training. During his service in this theatre of war he fought in many battles, and was subseuently killed in action at Beaumont-Hamel on November 5th, 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
31, New England Street, St. Albans
I91.

Note: The last entry from the National Roll does not directly correspond with the the facts. This book was notoriously inaccurate or incorrect.

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EWART

Henry

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

FRANCIS

George

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

HAWKINS

Ernest

Private 4/6835, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th January 1917. Resident 43 New England Street. Born Luton, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Alabans. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row T. Grave 5. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

WALLER

Joseph [James]

Private 12227, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th November 1916. Aged 26. Resident 8 New England Street. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Eliza Waller, of 8, New England St., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

WHEELER

Cecil [E]

Petty Officer Stoker K/9427, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy. Died 30th September 1918. Aged 26. Resident 10 New England Street. Son of Mrs. E. C. Wheeler, of 10, New England St., St. Albans. Buried in St. ALBANS CEMETERY, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Section/Plot E. Row Y. Grave 5. See also St Albans WW1 memorial

R.I.P.
FOR REMEMBRANCE

Last updated: 24 December, 2014

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