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ST ALBANS WORLD WAR 1 WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2005
additional research David Goble

The St. Albans City World War 1 War Memorial is in St Peter’s Street and lists 634 names of men who died from St. Albans in the Great War I914-18. The memorial is a tall tapered portland stone cross that is set on an octtagonal ring that is then swept outwards into four arms to pyramidical caps. A stepped cornice is set over the inscription panels that are set on chamfered cross plain plint. A memorial garden was placed around the cross in 1921. The memorial itself was unveiled by General the Earl of Cavan 22nd May 1921 and the dedication was by the Bishop of St. Albans. The architect was Sir Edgar Wigram and the stone mason Charles Alderton. In 1985 the memorial went through a cleaning process. There are fifty-seven who were officers, none of higher rank than Captain. Two men won the Victoria Cross, Lieutenant A. V. Smith and Private E. Warner. Five men were awarded the Military Cross,and ten the Military Medal. One officer won the Distinguished Flying Cross, and a Sergeant the Distinguished Conduct Medal. One man had a Meritorious Service Medal, and seven were mentioned in despatches. Lieutenant A. V. Smith,V. C. also held the French Croix de Guerre. (Some 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)

 

AND IN MEMORY OF OUR FELLOW CITIZENS WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY

1914-1918

ABBOTT

Douglas Gordon

[Spelt ABBOT on CWGC] Private 1450, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds at sea 24th August 1915. Aged 21. Born Finchley, London, enlisted Barnet, resident St. Albans. Son of C. R. and M. Abbot, of Verulam, Pans Lane, Devizes, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 18.

ABBOTT

G

No further information currently available

ADAMS

Dennis John

[Listed as D G ADAMS on memorial] Private 10592, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 29th July 1916. Aged 26. Born Kings Walden (sic), Bedfordshire, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Charles and Jane Adams, of "Rosaline," Offa Rd., St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot E. Row F. Grave 12.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 2:

ADAMS, D., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
He volunteered in August 1914, and in September of the same year was drafted to the Western Front where he took part in numerous engagements, including those at Ypres, Hill 60, erdun and the Somme, and was severely wounded. He was invalided home, and dided on July 29th, 1916, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
13, Blacksmith Lane, St. Albans
12/A

ADAMS

George William

Corporal 208456, 1st Aircraft Supply Depot Repair Park, Royal Air Force. Killed in an air -raid at Dunkirk whilst guarding German prisoners 24th September 1918. Aged 30. Son of George and Lizzie Adams, of St. Albans; husband of Beatrice Adams, of 18, Temperance St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 8.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 2:

ADAMS, G.W., Corporal, R.A.F. (late R.N.A.S.)
He volunteered in November 1914, and proceeded to the Western Front. where he took part in many important engagements, including those at Ypres and the Somme, and was wounded. He was killed in an air-raid whilst guarding German prisoners at Dunkirk, on September 24th, 1918, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
12, Cannon Street, St. Albans
11/B

See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

ALCOCK

W

No further information currently available

ALDOUS

W F

Private 664464, Labour Corps. Died 16th November 1918. Formerly Rifleman 51781, 25th Reserve Battalion, Rifle Briagde. Buried in ST. LEONARD CHURCHYARD, SANDRIDGE, Hertfordshire. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

ALDRIDGE

John Alfred

Private 36234, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 30th September 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Formerly 5916, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

ALLEN

A

either

Alfred ALLEN, Sergeant 6029, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd July 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Manchester. Only son of Joseph and Alice Allen, of 22, Cavendish Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 10.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 4:

ALLEN, A., Sergeant, Border Regiment
Volunteering in September 1914, on completion of his training he was drafted to france, where he served at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert and the Somme, and on various other sectors of the Front. He was severely wounded on July 1st, 1916, and died the following day. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
22, Cannon Street, St. Albans
X33.

or

Albert ALLEN, Private G/13742, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 15th July 1916. Born Hatfield, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex, resident St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

ALLEN

Henry James

Private G/9263, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 9th October 1916. Born Redman (sic), Herts, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 35.

ALLEN

Mark Thomas

Private 31848, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 15th April 1917. Aged 33. Born Tattenhange Green, Hertfordshire, enlisted St. Albans. Husband of E. M. Allen, of 40, Arthur Rd., Fleetville, St. Albans. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row H. Grave 3.

ANSELL

Arthur James

[Listed as James on Fishpool Street memorial] Acting Bombardier 78707, "D" Battery, 36th Briagde, Royal field Artillery. Died of wounds 11th October 1918. Aged 24. Resident 50 Fishpool Street. Born and enlisted London. Husband of Mrs. A. Ansell, of 115, Columbia Square, Columbia Rd., Shoreditch, London. Buried in DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 11. Note: He is thought to be the child of Mary Ansell. After her marriage to John Parrott, he adopted the name of his step-father, by which he was known locally. See also Fishpool Street memorial

ANSON

Arthur

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 11th October 1915 [date from CWGC SDGW states 8th]. Aged 18. Son of the Hon. F. W Anson. His mother's address on his Medal Card is Veridam Road, St Alabans. Embarked France 26 July 1915. Buried in PHALEMPIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 6.

ARCHER

F

No further information currently available

ARGENT

Horace Frederick

Private 107971, 31st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds, Mesopotamia arena, 27th December 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. H. S. Argent, of 32, Liverpool Rd., St. Albans. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot/Row/Section W. Grave 10.

ASHBY

William Jennings

Private 36233, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 1st September 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Formerly 4824, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section R. Plot II. Row O. Grave 17.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 11:

ASHBY, W. J. J., Private, Hertfordshire Regiment and Royal Buckinghamshire Regiments and Trench Mortar Battery.
He volunteered in April 1915, and after his training was retained on various importanjt duties with his unit. In july 1917 he was drafted to the Western front, and took part in the severe fighting at the Battle of Arras, Ypres and St. Julien, and was twice wounded. He died of wounds on September 1st, 1918, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
8, Kings Road, St. Albans
I39.

ASKWITH

T N

probably Thomas Nowell ASKWITH, Second Lieutenant, "C" Battery, 250th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 24th October 1917. Aged 37. Son of T. and M. E. Askwith; husband of R. I. Askwith, of Bewley Farm House, Ightham, Kent. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 27.

ATKINS

Ernest

Private 228120, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mrs. W. Atkins, of 101, Park Street, St. Albans; husband of Emily Atkins, of 47, Branch Rd., Park Street, St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 9758, Cambridgeshire Regiment posted to 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 12:

ATKINS, E., Private, 13th Royal Fusiliers.
He joined in January 1917, and after a short period of training was drafted to the Western Front in the following March. He was in action in only one engagement, at Arras, where on April 28th, 1917, he was killed. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
47, Branch Road, Park Street near St. Albans
X149.

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

ATKINS

Edward Richard James

Sapper 238863, 10th Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22nd July 1917. Aged 29. Son of George and Elizabeth Atkins; husband of Caroline Atkins, of 39, King's Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Native of Northampton. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 24.

ATKINS

Percy Alban C

[Listed as Percy Allan ATKINS on CWGC] Lance Sergeant 2297, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in United Kingdom 23th November 1915. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot C. Row A. Grave 22.

AUSTIN

Charles Edward

Private 40621, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 14th May 1917. Aged 32. Born Redbourn, enlisted St. Albans. Husband of Joyce Kate Austin, of 18. Church St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 1.

AUSTIN

Herbert

Private 204562, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 23rd August 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident Palmers Green, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

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 12:

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.

See also Verulam Road memorial

BACON

John Charles

Gunner 93361, 289th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29th September 1917. Aged 34. Born St Peters, Hertford, enlisted St. Albans. Son of Robert and Maria Bacon, of St. Albans; husband of Louisa Rance (formerly Bacon), of Hillside Cottages, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 16.

BADHAM

Charles Frederick

Private 2676, 2nd Company, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28th May 1916. Aged 22. Born Wolverhampton, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of L. W. and F. Badham of Wolverhampton. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 8.

BAILEY

C A

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

BAILEY, MC

Guy Frederick

Captain, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1917. Aged 20. Son of Arthur Frederick and Maud Mary Bailey, of Tetherdown, Sandpit Lane, St. Albans. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row T. Grave 1. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

BAKER

George

Private 35914 (SDGW lists as 39914), 12th (Service) (Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th August 1918. Born St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 15:

BAKER, G., Private, Gloucestershire Regiment.
He joined in May 1917, and in November of the same year was drafted to the Western front, where he took part in heavy fighting at Ypres and on the Somme. He also served in the Advance and Retreat of 1918, and was killed in action on August 23rd, 1918, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
86, Fishpool Street, St. Albans
205/A.

BAKER

J

No further information currently available.

BAKER

James John

Private 4/7173, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th April 1915. Born Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Husband of Clara Baker, of 70, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 24. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

BAMFORD

C [A]

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

BASSILL

Reuben Francis

Private 31827, 6th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd December 1916. Aged 35. Born and enlisted St Labans. Husband of Ada May Bassill, of 6, Devon Cottages, Sandridge, Herts. Formerly 25550, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 16.

BATEMAN

Joseph

Private 17270, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action during the attack on Pommiers Redoubt 1st July 1916. Aged 33. Born and enlisted St. Albans, resident Kentish Town. Brother of George Bateman, of 5, Campion Terrace, Cricklewood, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

BAULK

Ernest F

Private 140826, 34th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Letchworth, enlisted St. Albans. Formerly 11026, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

BEASLEY

Arthur William

[Listed as William on Sopwell Lane memorial] Private 14267, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28th October 1916. Born Sopwell, Hertfordshire (sic), enlisted and resident St. Albans. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 19. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

BEEVOR, MC

Vernon Saville

Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, attached 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1917. Aged 19. Son of Ralph Jermy Beevor and Sophia Mary Beevor of "Reymerston," Manor Rd., St. Albans. Native of Weybridge, Surrey. Educated at Felsted School and Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Plot N. Row E. Grave 28.

BELL

Horace Stanley

Private 202990, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th June 1918. Born Colkerk, Norfolk (sic), enlisted Sheffield, resident Harpenden. Son of Mr. A. W. Bell, of Bank Cottage, Holywell Hill, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 1.

Note: Why this man does not appear on the Holywell Hill memorial but the man below does is unknown.

BELL

William Robert Walter

[Listed as Walter on CWGC] Private 5440, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. Died of wounds 30th July 1916. Born Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, enlisted London, resident St. Albans. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 58.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 28:

BELL, W. R. W., Private, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers
He volunteered in August 1914, and having completed his training proceeded to the Western Front. He took partin much severe fighting at Ypres and in other engagements, and was killed in action on July 30th, 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
10, Dolphin Yard, St. Albans
205/A.

See also Holywell Hill memorial and Canterbury 9th Lancers Memorial.

BELSHAW

Thomas William

Private G/15516, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 7th April 1918. Aged 20. Born St Stephen's, Hertfordshire (sic), enlisted Hertford. Son of the late Ada Emily Cooper (formerly Belshaw) and George Belshaw. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 27. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

BENNETT

William Henry

Private 4/6929 [4/6920 on SDGW], 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916. Aged 19. Born Barnet, Hertfordshire, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of James and Marion Bermett, of "Bury Bushes," Cambridge Rd., St. Albans. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 6.

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 High Street memorial.

BES

Archibald

Private 29072, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 29th october 1917. Aged 27. Born Holborn, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Hornsey, Middlesex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bes; husband of D. L. Holymeyer (formerly Bes), of 45, Caledonian Rd., Leeds. Formerly 22278, East Kent Regiment. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Section XXI. Plot B. Row B. Grave 19A. [Although there is no obvious connection he is the only BES on the CWGC and the SDGW]

BETTS

H L

probably Henry Lee BETTS, Lieutenant, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Aged 32. Son of the Rev. John Arthur and Annie S. Betts; husband of Elsie Margaret Betts, of 87, Fellows Rd., Hampstead, London. Born in London. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row D. Grave 17. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

BILLING

Arthur Edward

Gunner 142533, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in India 31st October 1918. Aged 35. Born Bricketwood, Hertfordshire, enlisted St. Albans. Husband of Ruth Emily Billing, of 10, Prince's Rd., St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Buried in Trimulgherry Cantonment Cemetery and commemorated on MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, CHENNAI, India. Face 5.

BIRD

E F

No further information currently available

BIRT, DSO

Lightly Harold

Captain, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 5th January 1915. Aged 35. Son of Sir William Birt and Lady Birt, of Hatfield, Herts, and Walton-on-the-Naze. Essex. Awarded the Distiguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 19.

From “The V.C. and D.SO. Book, Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915.” Page 341.

BIRT, LIGHTLY HAROLD, Capt., was born 22 Oct. 1S79. third surviving son of the late Sir William Birt, of Hatfield, and of Lady Birt, of Brickett Road. St. Albans. He got his commission from the Volunteers in 1900. and was promoted to Captain in 1910. He served in the European War from 1914. He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 9 Dec. 1914]: “Harold Lightly Birt, Capt., 1st Battn. Royal Berkshire Regt. For skill and courage at Villers-Cotterets on 1 Sept. and at Metz Farm Valley 7 Sept. in holding his position.” He was killed in action 5 Jan. 1915, aged 35 years. An obituary notice appeared in the “Times” of 11 Jan. 1915.

BLACKBURN

J

No further information currently available

BLAND

Arthur William

Private 18012, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1916. Aged 21. Born Manchester, enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. William Bland. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Bedford Post Office

BLAND

David Leslie

Rifleman (Lance Corporal) R/17915, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 5th January 1917. Aged 20. Born Manchester, enlisted Southwark, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bland, of The Lodge, Campbellfield, St. Albans. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 24.

BLIGH

J

No further information currently available

BLIGH

Robert

Private 8479, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th March 1918. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Son of Harriett Bligh, of 39, Old London Rd., St. Albans. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 12A.

BOLTON

William Alfred

Gunner 821396, "A" Battery, 282nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial). Killed in action 29th September 1918. Aged 30. Born Harpenden, enlisted St. Albans. Husband of Maud Lilian Minall (formerly Bolton), of 78, Alma Rd., Sheerness-on-Sea, Kent. Native of Harpenden, Herts. Buried in WINDMILL BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 4.

BOND

Archibald

Private 4453, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th October 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of William Henry and Emma Bond, of 30, Liverpool Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 29.

BOOT

Victor Hugh

Private 56734, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 28th September 1918. Aged 19. Son of John H. and Ethel M. Boot, of 2, Grange Street, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row G. Grave 12.

BOURNE

Thomas

Private 21040, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 22nd February 1916. Resident 33 Fishpool Street. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Formerly 18668, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in NORFOLK CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 42.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 39:

BOURNE, T., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in January 1915, and was in the same year drafted to France, where he took part in the heavy fighting at Hill 60 and Verdun, and was killed in action on February 22nd, 1916. He was entitled to 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
53, Sopwell Lane, 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.

See also Fishpool Street memorial

BOWMAN

Ephraim George

1889 – 1916 - Ephraim was born in Tottenham, Middlesex, in 1889, the son of Ephraim and Agnes Bowman. He had one sister, Beatrice. A private in the Honourable Artillery Company, he was killed on 20th October 1916 and is buried in the Berks Cemetery Extension (BCE), Belgium.

There is a short newspaper report from The Herts Advertiser, of 4th November 1916, announcing his death:

Pte Ephraim Bowman - St. Albans Bank Clerk KilledPte Ephraim Bowman, aged 28, only son of Mr and Mrs Bowman, 18 Liverpool Road, St. Albans, was killed on Oct 20th. Before enlisting he was a bank clerk in London.

Private 5396, 2nd (Infantry) Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action 20th October 1916. Aged 28. Enlisted Armoury House, resident St. Albans. Son of Ephraim F. and Agnes Bowman, of 182, Camden Rd., London. Born St. Albans, Herts. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row I. Grave 7.

See also St. Albans Tabernacle Church

BOYS

Richard Harvey

Lieutenant, 2nd Battaliuon, Attached 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 13th November 1916. Aged 27. Son of Dr. A. H. and Ada Mary Boys, of 95, St. Peter's St., St. Albans. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 35. Clerk at the Stock Exchange and listed on the Stock Exchange memorial.

BOYS

S G

No further information currently available

BRACEY

Ernest Jesse

Air Mechanic 3rd Class 95419, 10th Balloon Section, Royal Air Force. Died 8th July 1918. Aged 44. Husband of Ada Bracey, of 63, Lattimore Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 49.

BRADLEY

Frederick Amos

Clerk 3rd Class 288851, Royal Air Force. Died 10th November 1918. Aged 46. Husband of Mrs. M. M. Bradley, of "Rothley", Folley Lane, St. Albans. Buried in NEW SOUTHGATE CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section R. Grave 1086.

BRAZIER

Albert

Private 122992, 8th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 28th May 1918. Aged 19. Born St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of William and Sarah Brazier, of 55, Kimberley Rd. East, St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 10273, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

BRETT

George John

Private 18195, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action during the attack on Pommiers Redoubt 1st July 1916. Born and resident Tyttenhanger Green, enlisted Bedford. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 4.

BRETT

J R

No further information currently available

BRIDCUTT

Charles Amos

[Spelt BRIDEUTT on SDGW] Private 21459, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born [SDGW states Longsight, Lancashire] Benson, Oxfordshire, enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. IN the 1911 census he was 34, Bricklayer, Labourer, born Benson near Wallingford, married for 8 years to Catherine Elizabeth Bridcutt and father of Kathleen, Charles and Agnas, all living at 41 Arthur Roqad, Fleetville, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 43:

BRIDCUTT, C.A., Private East Surrey Regiment.
He joined in June 1916, and after his training was sent to the Western Front in the following October. He served with distinction at Beaumont-Hamel, Arras and Vimy Ridge, where he was killed in action on May 3rd, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
8, Cape Road, Fleetville, St. Albans
X595.

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 Verulam Road memorial

BRITCHFORD

Caleb Charles

Private T/204120, 1st Battalion Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Killed in action 19th September 1918. Born Woburn, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Formerly 37,1st/2nd Company, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Buried in GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 7.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 44:

BRITCHFORD, C. C., Private, 1st Buffs (East Kent Regiment).
He volunteered in September 1914, and in the following year, after finishing his course of training, was drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in several important engagements, including those of Loos, Ypres, Cambrai and Havrincourt, and was wounded. He was killed in action on the Ypres Front on September 19th, 1918, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

5, Watson’s Row, St. Albans.
X610.

BROAD

Walter James

Private G/32330, 1st Battaliuon, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 10th October 1917. Aged 35. Enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Husband of Emily Elizabeth Broad, of 32, Castle Rd., Fleetville, St. Albans. Buried in BUTTES NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, POLYGON WOOD, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXIX. Row C. Grave 11.

BROWN

Alfred

Lance Corporal 6013, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14th March 1915. Aged 34. Born Wheathampstead, enlisted Royston, resident St. Albans. Son of Sarah Brown, of St. Albans, and the late George Brown; husband of Eva Jane Brown, of 14, Oster St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 2.

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 Verulam Road memorial

BROWN

George Frederick

Lance Corporal 43020, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 32. Born Clerkenwell, Middlesex, enlisted St Pancras, Middlesex. Son of Mrs. Matilda Brown, of 116, Fishpool St., St. Albans. Formerly 26990, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

BROWN

Lionel

Private 18407, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 11th November 1918. Aged 33. Born Buxton, Derbyshire, enlisted Banbury, Oxon, resident St. Albans. Son of the late Charles William Day Brown; husband of the late Annie Elizabeth Brown, of Buxton. Formerly 23629, Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, Iran. Plot III. Row E. Grave 15.

BRUNTON

D

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BRYANT

Sydney Bancroft

Private 41326, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 30th May 1918. Aged 19. Born Hornsey, Middlesex, enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Son of Patience Bryant, of The Queen's Arms, Bury Rd., Hemel Hempstead, Herts, and the late Alfred Stephen Bryant. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row BB. Grave 27.

BUCK

Percy

Private 267098, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 26. Born Peterborough, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of John W. C. and Elizabeth Ellen Buck, of 9, Baliol Rd., Hitchin; husband of Bertha Buck, of 7, Park St., Hitchin, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

BUNN

Arthur Charles

[Listed as Charles BUNN on SDGW] Corporal 890046, 74th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 15th September 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Henry Alfred and Emily Bunn, of St. Albans, Herts. Buried in STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 10. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

BUNYAN

Frederick

Private 48225, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 19th August 1917. Aged 19. Born Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. E. Bunyan, of Prie Cottages, Redbourn Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

BURGESS

Charles

Gunner 233283, "A" Battery, 38th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 28th September 1917. Aged 34. Enlisted Watford, resident St. Albans. Husband of Sarah Burgess, of 17, Etna Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 3.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 52:

BURGESS, C., Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
He joined In April 1917, and in August of the same year was sent to France. After only one month’s service overseas be was badly gassed in action at Poperinghe, and died from the effects on September 28th, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

1, Etna Road, St. Albans.
714.

BURRIDGE

Charles Edward

Private G/2217, "B" Company, 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1918. Aged 34. Born St. Albans, enlisted Hastings. Husband of M. M. Burridge, of 6, Lower Dagnall St., St. Albans. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 3.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 55:

BURRIDGE, C. E., Private, 8th Royal Sussex Regiment.
He volunteered in September 1914, and in July of the following year was sent to the Western Front, where he took part in the heavy fighting at Festubert, Loos, the Somme, Arras, Ypres and Cambrai. He was killed in action near Albert on May 9th, 1918, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

6, Lower Dagnall Street, St. Albans.
X744.

BURROWS

J

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BUTCHER

Albert Edward

Private 10747, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23th December 1917. Born Battersea, Surrey, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IXA. Row L. Grave 16. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

BUTCHER

Frederick Ernest

Acting Corporal 15883, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 20th July 1917. Aged 30. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Butcher, of 43, Upper Culver Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY. Israel. Plot XXX. Row A. Grave 15. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

BUTTENSHAW

Leonard Horace

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th June 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Buttenshaw, of 17, Blenheim Rd., St. Albans; husband of Alice Blanche Downes Buttenshaw, of 64, Queen St., Coatham Redcar. Yorks. Buried in MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 9.

BUTTERFIELD

Arthur

Gunner 345556, 66th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 30th November 1917. Aged 32. Born Wendover, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Portsmouth. Son of George and Jane Butterfield, of St. Albans; husband of Blanche Butterfield, of St. Albans, Herts. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row AA. Grave II.

BUTTERFIELD

R G

possibly Gordon BUTTERFIELD, Gunner 125040, 283rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 15th April 1918. Born Markyate, enlisted and resident St, Albans. Husband of L. Butterfield, of 43, Church St., St. Albans. Buried in BOVES WEST COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 30.

BYRON

Frank

Company Quartmaster Sergeant 202947, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 2nd November 1917. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted New Court, Middlesex. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXX. Row H. Grave 27A.

CAKEBREAD

A

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CALDER

H G

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CALDICOTT

F W

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CALLOW, MM

[William] Gilbert [Callow]

1892 – 1917 - Always known as Gilbert or Bert, W G Callow was born in London in 1892. He was the eldest child of Frederick and Ellen Callow. He had at least four siblings: John, Elsie, Reginald and Gladys. His father, Frederick, was a brass and tin worker. The family moved to St. Albans from Wandsworth after 1901 and, by 1913, the family is living at 'Jasmine', Warwick Road, St. Albans. Later, the family moved to Luton.

There are two newspaper reports about Gilbert, the first celebrating his award of the Military Medal and, the second, the notification of his death. A newspaper report from The Herts Advertiser, dated 12th January 1917:

Sergeant W G Callow - St. Albans Man Awarded Military Medal

Sergeant William Gilbert Callow, Herts Regiment, has been awarded the Military Medal for distinguished conduct in the field. ‘Bert’ as he is known to his friends, is not yet twenty-five years of age. He joined the Herts Regiment seven years ago and was away at the annual camp when war broke out but, in three days, the Regiment was in barracks and left for France on November 8th. The following July, Callow distinguished himself in the field and has twice been recommended for honour - once on January 3rd 1916 by Sir John French with nine others of the Herts Regiment. Sergt. Callow used to go to Hatfield Road School and was subsequently apprenticed to book-binding at the Salvation Army Printing Works.

He is a member of the Baptist Tabernacle Church and was Hon. Secretary of the primary department of the Sunday School. His mother resides in Russell Rise, Luton. When the Regiment first went to France there was no bomb section but, a little while after, twelve men were wanted from his Regiment to learn bombing. He was one to volunteer and went into the Irish Guards to learn all about it. Coming back to his Regiment he led a section, being then a corporal. After a time, each Regiment had its company of bombers, and he then being a sergeant had a company up to about five months ago. After returning from leave he was made instructor as No - Divisional Bomb ---- - in France quite away from his Regiment where he has the Herts men coming down in squads to be instructed in the art of bombing. He fought at Ypres, Fortuburtand, Brickfields and other places, and he has come through as he acknowledges, ‘by the goodness of God’ safely.

A newspaper report from The Herts Advertiser, dated 10th August 1918:

Segt G Callow MM Herts regmt of Luton. Reported wounded and missing July 31st 1917 now officially considered killed on that date. Gilbert has no known grave.

Sergeant 265058, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 26. Born Lambeth, Surrey, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Frederick and Ellen Callow, of "Midhurst," 87, Russell Rise. Luton. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56. See also St. Albans Tabernacle Church

CALVERT

C H T

Listed as C H J CLAVERT on St Saviours Memorial. No further information currently available. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

CARD

L

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CARD

S H

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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.

See also Verulam Road memorial

CARTER

S J

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CASEY

P J

No further information currently available

CATLIN

A F

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CATLIN

Ernest

Private T/3116, 1st/5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action with the Mesopotamian Fied Force 15 February 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Formerly 22566, 9th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XX. Row J. Grave 1.

CATLIN

John Thomas

Rifleman 5/4503, 6th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment affiliated to King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 21st October 1918. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted London. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section Q. Grave 26.

CATLIN

William

Pioneer 111083, Royal Engineers. Died 29th December 1919. Aged 48. Husband of A. Catlin, of 47, Kimberley Rd., Fleetville, St. Albans. Buried in HATFIELD ROAD CEMETERY, ST. ALBANS, Hertfordshire. Military Section G. Grave 6.

CATTON

Sydney

Private 200557, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment posted to 1/3rd Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Enlisted Handel Street, resident St, Albans. Son of John Elliott Catton and Mary Elizabeth Catton, of 58. Brampton Rd., St. Albans. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 14.

CHAMBERLAIN

George

[Spelt CHAMBERLAINE on Albert Street memorial] Private 15537, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1916. Aged 25. Resident 44 Albert Street. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Alfred and Clara Chamberlain, of 25, Walton St., St. Albans; husband of Fanny Chamberlain, of 44, Albert St., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Albert Street memorial and St. Albans St Saviour Church

CHIEZA

Andrew

Private 417199, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 14th February 1920 at home. Husband of Eliza Chieza, of 15, Temperance St., St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot A. Row 26. Grave 37. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

CHRISTMAS

Arthur

Corporal 74742, "O" Battery, 5th brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 26. Born St. Albans, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs A. Christmas, of 7, Heath Rd., St. Albans. No known grave, Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

CHURCHOUSE

Charles Edgar

[Spelt CHURCHHOUSE on SDGW and CWGC] Private 31834, 2/4th (Hallamshire)(Territorial Force) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 21st July 1918. Aged 35. Born St. Peter's, St. Albans, enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Churchhouse, of St. Albans, Hertfordshire; husband of M. Churchhouse, of 304 Camp Rd., St. Albans. Formerly 25633, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in BOUILLY CROSS ROADS MILITARY CEMETERY, Marne, France,. Plot I. Row A. Grave 14.

CHURCHOUSE

John Thomas

[Spelt CHURCHHOUSE on SDGW and CWGC] Private 37494, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1917. Aged 40. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Laura Churchhouse, of Ruby Cottage, Union Lane, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

CLARK

Frederick

Private 2565, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1915. Aged 19. Born Digswell, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Edgar and Ellen Clark, of 8, Eaton Rd., St. Albans. Native of Digswell, Welwyn, Herts. Buried in WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 11.

CLARKE

Alfred Claude

Private 15037, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1917. Born Walworth, Surrey, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row E. Grave 1.

CLARKE

Walter Henry

Private 4/7117, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th April 1915. Born Londion, enlisted and resident St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

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

CLARKE, W. H., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regt.
He volunteered in August 1914, and at the conclusion of his training was drafted to the Western Front In February of the following year. He fought at Neuve Chapelle, and later, on April 20th, 1915, was killed In action at Hill 60, He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

59, Castle Road, St. Albans.
X991.

CLEAVER

Charles Ernest

Private 14929, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th May 1915. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Nephew of Mrs. M. Sheppard, of 89A, Old London Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

CLIBBON

William George

Private G/6393, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 22nd July 1916. Aged 24. Born Watford, enlisted bromley, Kent, resident Hayes, Kent. Son of George and Annie Clibbon, of 27, Cavendish Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

COLEMAN

Albert Francis

Private 14685, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action during the attack on Pommiers Redoubt 1 July 1916. Born Edmonton, Midlesex, enlisted St. Albans, resident Hammersmith, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

COLEMAN

J G

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COLLINS

Lionel Oscar

Sapper 33439, 12th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 2 August 1915. Aged 28. Born London, enlisted Plymouth. Son of Marion Collins, of 143, Hatfield Rd., St. Albans, Herts, and the late Walter Collins, of Bath, Somerset. Native of London. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 31.

COLLINS

W G

possibly George William COLLINS, Private CH/13674, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Drowned when vessel was torpedoed & sunk by a U-boat in the English Channel 1 January 1915. Aged 36. Born 26 December 1882 in Newington, London. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Collins, of 44, Portland St., St. Albans, Herts. Step-Sister Edith Salman, of 113 High St, Rochester. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 13.

CONSTABLE

James

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CONSTABLE

James Victor

Private 20270, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 July 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Collins (formerly Constable), of 11, Pageant Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 62. See also Pageant Road memorial

COOKE

Bertram

Gunner 889530, "Y" 32nd Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force). Died of wounds 14 April 1918. Aged 23. Son of Joseph and Emily Cooke, of 32, Catherine St., St. Albans, Herts. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 21.

COOKE

Ernest

Bombardier 687260, "C" Battery, 276th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 22 January 1918. Aged 20. Born St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of Joseph and Emily Cooke, of 22, Catherine St., St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 153.

COOPER

Charles R

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

COOPER

S E

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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 High Street 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.

CORBYN

G P

There is a Percy CORBEN listed on the SDGW. No further information currently available

CORLEY

H

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CORLEY

Hugh Alban

Private 36272, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 4 August 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of William and Marian Corley, of "Lyndhurst," 2, Selby Avenue, St. Albans. Formerly 5987, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 35.

CORLEY

Percival [Morris] aka Percy

Private 16509, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 27. Resident 28 Albert Street. Born Abbey, St. Albans, enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Charity Mary Corley, of 28, Albert St., St. Albans. Brother of Archibald above. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 68 and 69. See also Albert Street memorial

CORLEY

Archibald William

[Listed on memorial as W A Corley] Rifleman 5870, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 20. Resident 28 Albert Street. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted London. Son of Mrs. Charity Mary Corley, of 28, Albert St., St. Albans. Brother of Percival above. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10. Also commemorated on a memorial to employees of Lee's Boot Factory. See also Albert Street memorial

CORLEY

William Raymond

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 23. Son of William and Marian Corley, of 2, Selby Avenue, St. Albans. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45.

COSTER

Edward Alfred

Private 43671, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 25th October 1918. Aged 32. Born St Peters, St. Albans, enlisted St. Albans. Husband of Mary Ann Coster, of 12, West View Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 374421, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 70 to 72. See also Post Office Memorial

COULTER

William Hugh

Lieutenant, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers. Killed in action 22 February 1915. Aged 24. Son of William and Kate Coulter, of High Wick, St. Albans. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 5.

COUSINS

E E J

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COX

Frederick William

Private 203510, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Aged 36. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Palin, of 1, Butler Avenue, Harrow; husband of Agnes Kate Cox, of 49, London Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.

COX

P W

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CRAWLEY

Alfred

Bombardier 67277, "D" Battery, 3rd Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 11 December 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mrs. J. Wicks, of 14, Warwick Rd., St. Albans. Buried in BELGRADE CEMETERY, Namur, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 5. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

CRITTEN

Albert Josiah

Private 202769, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 29th April 1917. Aged 31. Born Shoreditch, Middlesex, enlisted Watford. Husband of Ethel S. Critten, of 39, Culver Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

CROOK

Arthur Daniel Gordon

Private 148718, 78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 31 May 1917. Aged 25. Born 31 August 1892. Son of Mrs. Mary Crook, of 14, St. Michael's St., St. Albans. Born Thetford, Norfolk. Next of kin Mary Crook, of St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Attested and passed fit 4 February 1916 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Heoght 5 feet 8 inches. girth 35 inches. complexion fresh, eyes light blue, hair fair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Military Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 3. National Archives Of Canada Accession Refeence: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2157 - 40

CUNNINGHAM, MC

Harold John

Captain, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th October 1917. Aged 25. Son of Ellen C. Cunningham, of Spencer House, St. Albans, and the late John William Cunningham. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 37. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

CURL

Harry

Serjeant 16147, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 November 1916. Aged 32. Born Shenley, Hertfordshire, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Husband of Nellie Curl, of 35, Dalton St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 15A.

CURNICK

H W

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CURNOW

H J

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CURTIS

Archibald [Robert]

Private 156009, 3rd Training Battalion, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in United Kingdom 1 November 1918. Aged 31. Born Ealing, Middlesex, enlisted Folkestone, Kent. Son of Fredrick George Curtis, and the late Annie Fernandez Curtis; husband of Constance Winifrede Curtis, of "Llanrwst," 18, Clarence Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Born at Ealing, London. Buried in FOLKESTONE OLD CEMETERY, Kent. Plot A. Row "U". Grave 2603.

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 Verulam Road memorial

DAVEY

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DAVIES

Alec

Private 1824, "B" Squadron, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt 19 October 1915. Aged 24. Born Hendon, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Alexander Richard and Elizabeth Davies, of 13, Blandford Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section D. Grave 147.

DAY

Charles Robert George

Driver 890468, "A" Battery, 270th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force). Died in Egypt 29 November 1917. Aged 29. Born St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Husband of G. A. Day, of 29, Temperance St., St. Albans. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section O. Grave 35. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial and St. Albans St Saviour Church

DAY

Frederick Alfred

Private 14998, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 June 1915. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Frederick Samuel and Ellen Day, of 17, Wellclose St., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

DAYTON

Samuel George

Sapper 113994, 157th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 24 September 1916. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Husband of L. B. Fox (formerly Dayton), of 202, High St., Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 53.

DEAMER

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DEEDES

Herbert Philip

Captain, 16th Battaloion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 16 July 1916. Aged 34. Son of the Rev. Philip and Josephine Deedes, of "Aldwych," Russell Avenue, St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme,l France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

DENNIS

Walter

Private 28331, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 30. Born St. Albans, enlisted Tottenham. Son of Robert Dennis; husband of Alice Maud Dennis, of 59, Upper Culver Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

DEVON

Samuel

Serjeant 40413, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 16 [CWGC] or 19 [SDGW] November 1916. Aged 28. Born Wolstanton, Staffordshire, enlisted Hanley, Staffordshire, resident Burslem, Staffordshire. Husband of Julia Helena Devon, of 138, Hatfield Rd., St. Albans. Buried in GRANDCOURT ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 49.

DIBSDALE

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DOBBS

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DOCKREE

George

[Spelt DOCKRU on SDGW] Private 19207, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 April 1917. Aged 30. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Son of the late E. Dockree, of Tyttenhanger Green, St. Albans; husband of Minnie Dockree, of "Ferndale", 4, Beresford Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

DOPSON

Edward Josiah

Private 612685, "B" Company, 2/19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras), London Regiment. Died of wounds in the Blakans 18th May 1917. Aged 19. Born Canning Town, enlisted Whitehall, resident St ALbans. Son of Mary Ann Dopson, of 24, Clifton St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section C. Grave 552. See also Vyse & Son War Memorial

DORLING

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DORLING

John (Jack) Francis

1899 – 1918 - John, born in 1899, was the second child and eldest son of John Henry and Emma Matilda Dorling. There were six children in the family altogether: two girls and four boys. John was a private in the 13th battalion of Royal Sussex Regiment.

[Listed as DARLING on SDGW] Private G/18952, 13th Battalion, Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1918. Aged 19. Born Walthamstow, Essex, enlisted Watford. Son of John Henry and Emma Matilda Darling, of 55, Boundary Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88. See also St. Albans Tabernacle Church and St. Albans St Saviour Church

DRAKE

Herbert

Private 202893, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Formerly 266863, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

DRAKE

Robert Flint

Lieutenant, 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 17 November 1914. Son of John R. and Eva L. Drake, of Batchwood Hall, St. Albans,. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. PLot/Row/Section E2. Grave 16.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

DRAKE, ROBERT FLINT, Lieut., 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars, :3rd s. of J. Ramsay Drake, of Batch Wood, near St. Albans ; b. 30 April, 1892 ; educ. Eton, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 10th Hussars 4 Sept. 1912, and promoted Lieut. 27 Oct. 1914: served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action near Ypres 17 Nov. 1914.

Extract from the Bond of Sacrifice:

LIEUTENANT ROBERT FLINT DRAKE, Xth (PRINCE OF WALES'S OWN ROYAL) HUSSARS, who was killed near Ypres on the 17th November, 1914, aged twenty - two, was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ramsay Drake, of Batch Wood. near St. Alban's.

He was educated at Eton and the R.M.C., Sandhurst. At the former he was in the Field, Oppidan Wall, and President of the Eton Society ; and at the latter he was a Colour-Sergeant.

He was gazetted to the 10th Hussars in September, 1912, and became Lieutenant on the 27th October, 1914, having been gazetted after his death.

DRAPER

George

Gunner 97297, 197th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29 April 1917. Aged 34. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted London. Son of Mark Draper, of 3, Portland Street, St. Albans, Herts; husband of L. E. Draper, of 31, Pageant Road, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 9. See also Pageant Road memorial

DRAPER

Percy

Private 40509 [SDGW] or 42509 [CWGC], 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 17 October 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Flamstead, Herts, enlisted St Albns (Flamstead). Husband of Ellen Dora Draper (nee Holland), of 40, Wellington Gardens, Battle, Sussex. Formerly 15464, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, a scholar, son of Frederick and Louisa Draper. born Flamstead, Hertfordshire, resident Ash Green, St. Albans; one of four children. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, a Milk Carrier, son of Frederick and Linna (sic) Draper, born Flamstead, Hertfordshire, resident St Julians Cottages, St Stephens, St. Albans. His birth as registered in the July to September Quarter 1891 in the Hemel Hempstead Registration Dsitrict. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot V. Row P. Grave 1.

DRISCOLL

Harry Francis

Private 266287, Hertfordshire Regiment posted to 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Alfred William and Edith Driscoll, of "Wintershaw", Brampton Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

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 Verulam Road memorial

DUMPLETON

Frederick John

Private 14958, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 May 1915. Aged 20. Born Sandridge, Hertfordshire, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of C. W. and Mrs. Dumpleton, of 54, Victoria St., St. Albans. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row N. Grave 3. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

DUNHAM

Ernest Alfred

Gunner 234534, "A" Battery, 210th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 8th October 1918. Resident 4 Albert Street. Born and enlsited St. Albans. Brother of Richard below. Formerly Private 202, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3 and 4. See also Albert Street memorial

DUNHAM

Richard Walter

Corproal 295047, 4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), Lodon Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Resident 4 Albert Street. Resident and enlisted St. Albans. Brother of Ernest above. Formerly 3205, 2nd/22nd Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 11. See also Albert Street memorial

EARWICKER

Charles

Private 41400, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 17 October 1918. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Formerly 401371, Essex Regiment. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 21.

EDMONDS

Henry Cecil

Private 41709, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Watford. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 20.

EDWARDES

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EDWARDS, DFC

Cedric George

Lieutenant, 209th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 27 August 1918. Aged 19. Bith registered in the July to September Quarter 1899 in the Hampstead Registration District, London. Son of John Frederick and Elizabeth Ann Edwards, of The Homestead, Lemsford Rd., St. Albans, Herts. In the 1911 census he was th son of John Frederic and Elizabeth Ann Edwards, aged 11, at school, born Hamostead, London, resident The Hornestead, 29 Blenheim Road, St. Albans. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

ELWOOD

Walter

Private 13301, "A" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 September 1916. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

EMERTON

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ENGLAND

Henry

Private L/9631, 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment0. Died in Esopotamia 21 January 1916. Born St. Albans, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 9.

EPHGRAVE

Bertie aka Bert

Acting Lance Serjeant 1802, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 July 1916. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. In the 1911 census he was the son of John William and Mary Ann Ephgrave, aged 17, a Solicitor's Clerk, born St. Albans, resident 88 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans; brother of John William (below). Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 25. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

EPHGRAVE

John William

Private 1892, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 December 1914. Aged 38. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Birmingham. Son of John William and Mary Ann Ephgrave, of 78, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans. Baptised 14 May 1876 in St. Albans Abbey, his father was a blacksmith. In the 1911 census he was the son of John William and Mary Ann Ephgrave, aged 35, a Builders Labourer, born St. Albans, resident 88 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans; brother of Bertie (above). No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, belgium. Panel 2 and 3. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

ETHERIDGE

Horace Gilbert

Rifleman 303115, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Riofle brigade), London Regiment. Died of wounds 23 March 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted London. Son of Horace and Elizabeth Etheridge, of 23, Ridgmont Rd., St. Albans. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Grave lost Special memorial 7.

EVANS

Frederick John

Private 18154, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 June 1916. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Mrs. L. M. Evans, of 24, Upper Heath Rd., St. Albans. In the 1911 census he was married to Lilian Maud Evans, they had two daughters, he was aged 28, a Bricklayer, born Camden Town, London, resident with his family at 34, Warwick Road, St. Albans. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 12. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

EVATT

James Millar

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 330th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Evatt, of The Croft, St. Albans, and the late Dr. Edward Pratt Evatt; husband of May Rosella Cecil Evatt, of Rayleigh Lodge, Rayleigh, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 95.

EVEREST

George Edward

[Initials G E] Private 15110, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd January 1916. Born Woolwich, Kent, enlisted St. Albans, resident Coventry. Son of William and Susannah Everest, 21, Stanley St., Foleshill, Coventry. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT. Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 12. See also Post Office Memorial

EWART

Henry

No further information currently available. See also Verulam Road memorial

EWER

Frederick William

Private 4/7190, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916. Aged 21. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mr. F. and Mrs. L. Ewer, of 32, Warwick Road, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

FAIREY

William John

[Spelt FAIRY on memorial] Private 33755, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 September 1917. Aged 38. Born Chelsea, Middlesex, enlisted Bedfordshire, resident St. Albans. Husband of Harriett Fairy, of 15, Longnure Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas De Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 54

FAULDER

Archie

Sergeant 202588, 18th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 31st october 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of George and Rose Faulder, of Abbey Mill Lane, St. Albans. Buried close to the East end of the Church in OUTRIJVE CHURCHYARD, Avelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

FAULDER

Leonard [George]

Gunner 30580, 513th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 11 October 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mr. F. Faulder, of 1, Heath Rd., St. Albans, Herts. In the 1911 census he was the son of Frederick and Sarah Faulder, aged 15, a Shop Boy, in Park Street, resident with his family in Heath Road, St. Albans. Buried in ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot/Row/Section AF. Grave 2019.

FEARN

Frederick William

Private 57548, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 20 September 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Formerly TR/10/21454, 300th Battalion, Training Reserve. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

FELLOWES

C W

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FELLOWS

A E

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FELLOWS

Frederick

Private 266532, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Resident 66 Fishpool Street. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56. See also Fishpool Street memorial

FELLOWS

Frank

Driver 876759, 54th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Palestine 1 November 1918. Aged 25. Born Harrow, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford. Son of William H. and Frances Fellows, of 41, Church St., St. Albans. Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Grave 55.

FELLOWS

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FENN

W

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FERRETT

William Henry John

Serjeant 2925, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guard. Killed in action 16 May 1915. Aged 38. Born and enlisted Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Son of Henry John and Sarah Ferrett, of 12, Fraskwell, Shrewsbury; husband of Florence Fatimar Ferrett, of 58, Heath Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3 and 4.

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 Verulam Road memorial and St. Albans St Saviour Church

FIGG

William George

Private DM2/196699, "B" Siege Park, Royal Army Service Corps attachd to XI Corps Heavy Artillery. Killed in action 31 October 1918. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Husband of Mabel Figg, of 36, Upper Culver Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in VICHTE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 29. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

FITZJOHN

Arthur

Private 025045, 96th Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died in United Kingdom 11 July 1917. Aged 31. Born St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Husband of L. Fitzjohn, of 222, Wellington St., Luton. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 12246.

FLITTON

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FOSTER

Alfred

Private G/18717, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (east Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26 March 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. In the 1901 census he was th son of Henry J and Ellen Foster, brother of Walter and Edward (listed below), aged 20, a Silk Doubler, born St Alban's and resident at 29 Fishpool Street. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row P. Grave 22.

FOSTER

Edward

Private 40915, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 36. Resident 14 Albert Street. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Henry Foster; husband of A. E. Foster, of 14, Albert St., St. Albans, Herts. His brother Walter is commemorated on the Fishpool Street memorial (see below) and his other brother Alfred is listed above. Formerly 29873, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he had been married for 2 years to Annie Elizabeth and they had one son, he was aged 28, a Silk Throwster, born St. Albans and living with his family at 14 Albert Street, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also Albert Street memorial

FOSTER

Walter

Sergeant 10575, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th April 1918. Aged 26. Resident 29 Fishpool Street. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. His brother Albert is commemorated on the Albert Street memorial (see above) and his other brother Alfred is listed above. Employed at Vyse's Hat Factory, Rigmont Road, and is also commemorated on their memorial. In the 1911 census he was the son of Henry James and Ellen Foster, aged 24, a Straw Hat Trimmer, born St. Albans and living with his parents and sister at 29 Fishpool Street, St. Albans. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No. 2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 27. See also Fishpool Street memorial and Vyse & Son Memorial

FOUNTAIN

Charles Walter

Private 4711, 60th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died in United Kingdom 25 March 1916. Enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mr. A. Fountain, of 58, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans. Formerly 22474, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in GRANTHAM CEMETERY, Lincolnshire. Plot 6. Row S. Grave 38. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

FOX

Reginald

Private 21528, 27th Battalion, Durham Light INfantry. Died 11 April 1917. Aged 29. Son of Isaac and Mary Elizabeth Fox, of 60, Culver Rd., St. Albans. Born at Blackheath, London. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire/ Plot E. Row O. Grave 11.

FOX

Robert Frank

Private 50204, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Son of Robert W. and Margaret A. Fox, of 31, Granville Rd., St. Albans, Herts. In the 1901 census he was the son of Robert William and Margaret Ann Fox, aged 1, born St Stephens, Hertfordshire, resident 11 Liverpool Road, St. Albans; in the 1911 census he was still with is parents, aged 11, at school, born St Stephens, St. Albans, resident 39 Liverpool Road, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.

FRANCIS

George

No further information currently available. See also Verulam Road memorial

FRANCIS

John

Lance Corproal 50290, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident St. Albans. Son of Charlotte Francis, of St. Albans; husband of Edith Clara Francis, of 48, Pageant Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 25596, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row S. Grave 39. See also Pageant Road memorial

FRANCIS

Reginald

Private 12056, "D" Company, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 2 October 1918. Aged 29. Born St Alban's, enlisted Salford, Lancashire, resident Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis, of St. Albans. Buried in JONCOURT EAST BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, france. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 2.

FRANCIS

W A

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FRANKLIN, MM

Alfred

Private 15514, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 30 October 1918. Born Redbourn, Herts, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row I. Grave 20.

FREEMAN

F T

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FRYER

A G

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FURNESS

Harry

Private 133672, 50th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 22 October 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Furness, of 156, Fishpool St., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 5442, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 1.

GAMLEN

R A W

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GARD

E Stanley

[Listed as Stanley Gard on Lower Dagnall Street memorial] No further information currently available. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

GARMENT

Claude Henry

Private, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of William and Annie Elizabeth Garment, of 37, Bernard St., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

GARMENT

Leonard Charles

Temporary Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 21. Son of William and Annie Elizabeth Garment, of 37, Bernard St., St. Albans, Herts. No know grave, Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

GATES

Frederick William

Driver 890624, "A" battery, 270th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 9 July 1919. Aged 26. Son of Frederick William and Mary Gates, of 5, Heath Terrace, Sandridge Rd., St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Military Section H. Grave 6. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

GATES

Henry James

Private 15926, 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 26 November 1917. Aged 22. Born St. Albans, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Son of Mary Gates, of 5, Heath Terrace, Sandridge Rd., St. Albans, and the late Frederick William Gates. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

GATHARD

Arthur

Lance Corporal 17138, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 31st January 1916. Aged 25. Resident 7 Thorpe Road. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of William and Emily Gathard, of 7, Thorpe Rd., St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot C. Row J. Grave 32. See also Bardwell Road memorial.

GAZELEY

Harry

Private 361039, 808th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Formerly 32337, 1st garrison Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Brother of Mrs. B. Osman, of 47, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans, Herts. In the 1911 census he is the brother-in-law of John Thomas and Beatrice Osman, aged 18, an Silk Doubler, born St. Albans and lving with his brother, Jesse (see below), at 47 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 4. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

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

GAZELEY, H., Private, Labour Corps,
He volunteered in April 1915, and after his training was sent to Egypt and thence to Palestine. Throughout the campaign on this front he was engaged on road-making and other important duties, and service at Ludd, Mejdil Yaba and Jerusalem. He later contracted a severe form of malaria, of which he died on January, 14th, 1919. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory

47, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans.
3081.

GAZELEY

Jesse

Private 9941, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Brother of Mrs. B. Osman, of 47, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans. In the 1911 census he is the brother-in-law of John Thomas and Beatrice Osman, aged 15, an Errand Boy, born St. Albans and lving with his brother, Harry (see above), at 47 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 19. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

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

GAZELEY, J., Private, 1st Devonshire Regiment,
He was mobilised at the commencement of hostilities, and soon afterwards was went to France. After taking part in several engagements on this front, including those at Mons and Ypres, he was killed in action at Arras on October 4th, 1917. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

47, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans.
X3080/C.

GIBSON

H O S

probably Harry Oliver Sumner GIBSON, Lieutenant, 11th (County of London) Battalion (Finsbury Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1917. Aged 31. Son of Walter Sumner and Julia Elizabeth Gibson; husband of Hester Worth Gibson, of 34, Station Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Born at Headington, Oxford. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XIV. Row F. Grave 8.

GIBSON

Robert

Private 26479, 17th (Service) Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th November 1916. Aged 38. Resident 31 Albert Street. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of William and Jane Gibson, late of Edinburgh; husband of Margaret Gibson, of 31, Albert St, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in NEW MUNICH TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 17. See also Albert Street memorial

GIDDINGS

Frank

Rifleman 2519, 6th Battalion, London Regiment (City of London Rifles). Killed in action 22 May 1915. Aged 22. Enlisted London, resident St. Albans. Son of Charles and Cecilia Giddings, of St. Michael's Lodge, Gorhambury, St. Albans. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 6.

GILLIAMS

H J

No further information currently available

GLADDEN

Leslie Charles

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 20 April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Francis G. Gladden and Jessie Gladden, of 29, Addington Rd., Reading. Born at West Norwood, London. Formerly 3094, Honourable Artillery Company, resident St. Albans. Buried in GONNEHEM BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 20.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

GLADDEN Leslie Charles of 29 Addington-road Reading lieutenant Essex regiment died 20 April 1918 in France Administration London 5 October to Francis Gillory Gladden government clerk. Effects £207 18s. 1d.

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 High Street 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 High Street memorial.

GODMAN

Cyril Charles

Musician RMB/1541, H.M.S. Bulwark, Royal Marine Band. Lost with his ship 26 November 1914. Aged 23. Born 18 January 1891 in St. Albans. Son of John H. and A. B. Godman, of 34, West View Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Enrolled in Royal Marines 20 April 1909 at Eastney Barracks. Chronometer maker by trade. Height 5 feet 7 inches, complexion fresh, hair brown, eyes grey. Played the euphonium. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 6.

GODMAN

Percival John

Gunner 800984, "A" Battery, 295th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 16 February 1918. Aged 20. Son of F. W. and Fanny Godman, of "Cisco", Kingsbury Avenue, St. Albans. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row I. Grave 5.

GOLDING

A V

No further information currently available

GOLSBY

C C

No further information currently available

GOODCHILD

Daniel J

Rifleman S/26573, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 31st March 1917. Resident 28 Albert Street. Born Dalston, Middlesex, enlisted and resident Hackney, Middlesex. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 31. Note: This is the only GOODCHILD from the commonwealth with Daniel in his name although the St. Albans connection is not obvious currently. See also Albert Street memorial

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 High Street memorial.

GOODFELLOW

Harry

Guardsman 21370, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 29 April 1919. Aged 33. Husband of Alice Goodfellow, of 121, Castle Rd., Fleetville, St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot B. Row Z. Grave C2.

GOSLING

A Stanley

[Listed as S GOSLING on Fishpool Street memorial] Details taken from "THE STREET MEMORIALS OF ST ALBANS ABBEY PARISH" by Alice Goodman show no reason why the man mentioned there should be included and at present no suitable candidate can be found. See also Fishpool Street memorial

GOVIER

B

No further information currently available

GRACE

Stanley George Thomas

Private 33616, 7th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 15 June 1917. Aged 32. Born Lewisham, Kent, enlisted Chiseldon, Wiltshire, resident Wood Green, Middlesex. Husband of Maude Grace, of 69, Church St., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 12136, Army Cyclist Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 and 43.

GRAY

Albert John

Ordinary Seaman J/22930, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Navy. Drowned in the North Sea when his ship was sunk by a German submarine 22 September 1914. Aged 18. Born 19 February 1896 in St. Albans. Son of Charles and Louisa Gray, of 6, Lower Paxton Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Enrolled 19 February 1911 for 12 years, height 5 feet 3 inches. hair light brown, eyes grey, complexion ruddy. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 3.

GRAY

Frederick George

Driver T4/240288, 238th H.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 30 December 1918. Son of Edward and Margaret Gray, of 10, Inkerman Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in BRALO BRITISH CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 87.

GRAY

L S

No further information currently available

GRAY

Roland

Private 3328, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18-19 May 1915. Aged 19. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of William and Clara Gray, of 21, Camp View Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 47.

GREEN

Philip Louis Samuel

Second Lieutenant, "B" Company, 4th Battalion attached 1st Battaolion, Prince of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). KIlled in action 18 September 1916. Aged 20. Son of Alderman William S. Green, J.P., and Leonora T. Green, of St. Stephen's House, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

GREEN

Sydney Herbert

Private 266175, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mrs. Jane Green, of 53, Church St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 16.

GREENHAM

F H J

No further information currently available

GRIFFITHS

Alexander Frederick

[Listed as GRIFFITH on memorial] Private 1551, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Mesopotamia 1 June 1916. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1890 in the St. Albans Registration District, Hertfordshire. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot V. Row K. Grave 8.

GROOM

Frederick Arthur

Serjeant 16454, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot iV. Row C. Grave 12.

GROOM

Herbert Ernest

Private 17416, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1916. Aged 23. Born Callow Land, Watford, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. G. and Mrs. S. Groom, of 4, Trelaske, Grosvenor Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

HADDOW

E

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

HALES

Ralph

Private 47207, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 19 April 1918. Aged 32. Enlisted Abbeville, France, resident St. Albans. Son of Harry and Louisa Hales, of St. Albans; husband of Maud Hales, of 94, Park Corner, St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 342620, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 45. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

HALL

E A

No further information currently available

HALL

Walter George

Private 204131, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hall, of 37, Cornwall Rd., St. Albans. Formerly 2783, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 29 and 30.

HALSEY

Ernest James

Lance Corporal 97517, Special Section, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 29 August 1916. Aged 26. Born St. Albans, enlisted London, resident Hertford. Son of Thomas and Maria Halsey, of 37, Temperance St., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

HALSEY

George

Private 27907, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wound sin the United Kingdom 27 December 1916. Aged 39. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Ann Halsey, of 72, Park Corner, St. Albans. Buried in ST ALBANS CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section D. Military Grave 1A. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

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

HALSEY, G., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment
Joining in March 1916, he was drafted to France at the conclusion of his training. He was engaged in the fighting at Arras, and at Ypres, where he received a serious wound, of which he subsequently died in hospital at Stockport. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
72, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans
X3423.

HALSEY

John

Private 20610, 18th Entrenching Battalion late 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 42. Born St Peter's, Hertfordshire, enlisted St. Albans. Son of the late John and Emily Halsey, of St. Albans, Hertfordshire; husband of Emlin Alice Halsey, of 42 Boundary Rd., St. Albans. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Grave lost. Special Memorial No. 24. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

HARDY

Alfred Henry Herbert

Private 265068, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 20. Born Fulham, Middlesex, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Alfred John William and Ellen Jane Hardy, of 20, Clifton St., St. Albans, Herts. Enlisted in Hertfordshire Regt, as a bugler at the age of 13. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

HARRIS

Charles William

1895 – 1917 - Charles was born in St. Albans, in 1895. He was the second son and third child of Harry and Rose Harris. Other children in the family were: Clara, Harry, Lilian, Ellen, Jennie, Jessie, Winnie and Leslie. Harry Harris worked on the railways. Charles was a private in the Bedfordshire Regiment. He died on 25th July 1917 and is buried at Pond Farm cemetery, Belgium.

The Herts Advertiser, of 11th August 1917, graphically described his death:

Pte C W Harris - Another of the brave Bedfordshires gone. Mr H Harris of 39 Walton Street, St. Albans, has received information that his second son, Pte C W Harris of the Beds Regiment, has been killed in action. Pte Harris joined the army in August 1914 and went to France in July 1915. At the time of the Big Push, July 1916, he was wounded and, again, in April 1917. Mr Harris has received a very sympathetic letter from the officer in command of the Company his boy was in. This officer writes:- ‘I am afraid you have already learnt that your son, Pte C W Harris of this Company, was killed in action on the morning of July 25th. I have known Pte Harris practically ever since his enlistment, as he was one of our original men, just as I was one of the original officers of ------ Company. Your son was one of the best men we have ever had or ever hope to have, and had been, as you know, with us the whole time. I saw him hit the first time at Contalmaison and was in the same trench about four yards away, when he was killed. We were in the trenches near Menances and suddenly, at 2am, a piece of trench, where most of us were, was heavily shelled. The heavy shell landed on a Lewis gun detachment, killing two men, of whom your son was one, and wounding three or four more. Your son was buried by the falling earth and died before we could get him out, although some men immediately started to try and do so. His death must have been almost instantaneous. We carried him right back behind the old British line, and buried him in a cemetery about four and a half miles east of Bailleul.’ Before enlistment, Pte Harris was employed by Mr King, grocer, St Peter's Street, St. Albans. He was twenty two years of age, and has another brother in the Royal Fusilliers, who is now in France.

Private 12906, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd July 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Buried in POND FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row P. Grave 1. See also St. Albans Tabernacle Church and St. Albans St Saviour Church

HART

Ernest

Gunner 890313, 20th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died in Palestine 4 July 1918. Aged 35. Born St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of George and Eliza Hart, of King's Rd., St. Albans; husband of Rose Hart, of 7, Albion Terrace, Dagnall St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section G. Grave 24.

HART

H C

No further information currently available

HART

William

Rifleman 10242, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 25 May 1915. Aged 23. Born Christchurch, St. Albans, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex, resident St. Albans. Son of George and Eliza Hart, of Hope Cottage, King's Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

HART

W P

No further information currently available

HARVEY

Archibald

Private 48003, Depot, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom. 21 August 1917. Aged 37. Born Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Husband of Alice Elizabeth Harvey, of 33, Cornwall Rd., Priory Park, St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot E. Section Q. Grave 8.

HARVEY

George [William]

Private 14372, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 October 1916. Aged 26. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of George Harvey, of 20, Cavendish Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIPEVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

HARVEY

W

No further information currently available

HATHAWAY

H

No further information currently available

HATTEN

Alfred

Private 10579, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916 at the Battle of the Somme. Aged 21. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of William Francis Hatten, of 66, Ramsbury Rd., St. Albans, Herts; youngest of four sons, who all served in the War. Sent to France 30 July 1915. Before the War he was a Great Northern (G.N.) Railway Clerk. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 37. See also Vyse & Son War Memorial

Note: The Hatfield and St. Albans Railway was a branch of the Great Northern Railway which connected the Hertfordshire towns of St. Albans and Hatfield. It opened in 1865 with the principal aim of allowing St. Albans traffic to access the Great Northern's main line to London at Hatfield, but soon came into difficulties when the Midland Railway inaugurated a direct route to London through St. Albans. Passenger receipts declined in the 1930s, resulting in the temporary withdrawal of services in 1939. Passenger services were permanently withdrawn in 1951, leaving goods traffic to linger on until December 1968. Much of the route of the line is now incorporated into the Alban Way, a footpath and cycleway.

HAWES

Ernest

Private 29849, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 32. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Fanny Hawes; husband of Jane Elizabeth Hawes, of 26, College Place, St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

HAWES

James

No further information currently available. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

HAWKES

Arthur

Private 1856, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 January 1917. Aged 22. Born Lemsford, Hertfordshire, enlisted St. Albans, resident Fleetville, St. Albans. Son of Arthur and Minnie Hawkes, of 6, Kimberley Rd., Fleetville, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row D. Grave 5.

HAWKES

William S

Private 14455, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 April 1917. Born and enlisted St. Albans, resident Harpenden, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

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 Verulam Road memorial

HAWKINS

William Edward

Private 241169, 2/6th (Territorial) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds (severely gassed) 8 December 1917 in France & Flanders. Born 24 January 1878 in Guisboough, Yorkshire, enlisted Harpenden, resident St. Albans. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 10.

Extract from National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

HAWKINS, W.E., Private, 6th South Staffordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in June 1915, and in February 1917 was sent overseas. During his service on the Western Front he took part in various engagements, and was severely gassed in action. He died from gas-poisoning on December 8th, 1917, and was entitled to the general Service and Victory Medals.
57, Portland Street, St. Albans.  
3544/A.

HAWKINS

W J

No further information currently available

HAYWARD

L C

No further information currently available

HAYWARD

Thomas John

Lance Corporal 19660, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 August 1918. Born Penge, Kent, enlisted St. Albans. Formerly 31726, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Olive Hayward, of Penge, London; husband of Elizabeth Hayward, of 6, Hatfield Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 16.

HAZELDINE

R

No further information currently available.

HEADING

R J

No further information currently available

HEAL

Charles J

No further information currently available. See also High Street memorial.

HEBLEY

Joseph Benjamin C

Flight Cadet 302817, Royal Air Force and 5th Battalion, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). Died at home 14 February 1919. Aged 29. Born 30 June 1889. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Frederic Hebley, of 29, Stanhope Rd., St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Military Section L. Grave 4.

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 High Street memorial.

HENRY

F

No further information currently available

HENSHAW

E W

No further information currently available

HENSHAW

Sidney John

Private G/22790, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 28th September 1917. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted St Alban's. Son of John and Emily Henshaw, of 74, Fishpool St., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 28139, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 32. See also Vyse & Son War Memorial

HENSON

Edward Frank

Private 265479, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 November 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row B. Grave 13.

HESTER

Charles Edward

Private 235234, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 28. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of T. C. and Louisa Hester, of 36, Prospect Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 6085, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

HILL

A G

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

HILL

C

No further information currently available

HILL

Joseph [Walter]

Company Quartermaster Serjeant 18696, 103rd Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 14 November 1918. Aged 41. Son of the late William and Sarah Hill, of St. Albans, Herts. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section E. Grave 176.

HILLIARD

Henry

No further information currently available. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

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 Verulam Road memorial

HILLMAN

George H

Private G/29553, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 22 October 1916. Aged 32. Born Sheffield, Yorkshire, enlisted St. Albans. Son of George and Priscilla Hillman, of 85, Peveril Rd., Sheffield; husband of Florence Mary Hillman, of 66, Castle Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

HISKETT

F J

No further information currently available

HISKETT

Herbert

1897 – 1917 - Herbert was born in St. Albans, the youngest of five sons, to William Henry and Emma Hiskett. His parents, also born in St. Albans, ran their own bootmaking business from their home in Lattimore Road and, later, from Hatfield Road. Herbert was a lance corporal in the Bedfordshire Regiment. He died on 21st July 1917 and is buried in the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France.

The Herts Advertiser, of 11th March 1916, gave a detailed insight into the role and standing of the Hiskett family within church life:

Lance-Corpl H Hiskett - Bad News for a St. Albans family
Mr and Mrs William Hiskett, 27 Lattimore Road, St. Albans, received official news on Tuesday that their fifth and youngest son, Lance-Corpl Herbert Hiskett aged 20, of the Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action last Saturday week - July 21st.

Lance-Corpl Hiskett was formerly in the Inland Revenue Department of the Civil Service at Somerset House and he joined the army - as soon as the Department released him for the purpose - in February 1916. He enlisted at St. Albans and obtained his lance corporal stripe six weeks after he became a soldier. He was on the Instruction Staff at Dovercourt until last September, when he accompanied a draft of the Bedfordshires to France and had seen a good deal of fighting since that time. He went through the last Battle of Loos in April and went ‘over the top’ four times in as many days. The deceased was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, St. Albans, of which his brother, Mr Robert Hiskett, is the secretary, and was a Sunday school teacher and missionary secretary of the church. A memorial service will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church, next Sunday evening, when the Rev H W Taylor will officiate.

Deceased was educated at Hatfield Road School and St. Albans Grammar School, entering the latter after winning a County Council Scholarship. He was an honourable, upright, happy and universally esteemed young fellow, and a large circle will experience a sense of personal loss in his death. Three other brothers are in His Majesty's service, viz Company Sergt Major W R Hiskett, aged 32, Royal Engineers, now in France; Charles Hiskett SSA with the Grand Fleet, aged 27 (who is expected home on leave next Sunday, having made arrangements to be married on the following Sunday); and Corpl Frank Hiskett, aged 25, a motor cycle dispatch rider in France. Captain A W Elliott, the chief officer of deceased's company, in a letter to the mother writes:- ‘Long before you receive this note you will have had news of your son's death. For a long time now he had been company clerk, and the night that he was killed he went down to meet the rations. When the rations arrived they said they had never seen him, and nothing was heard of him until next morning, when a company in support telephoned up that they had found his body. From examination of the body it is almost certain that he was killed by shellfire, and they think that death must have been instantaneous. Your son was very popular with company headquarters and his death was a great shock to us. He was always cheery and willing to help. He was a very capable clerk, and all the little things he used to assist me in each day are constantly reminding me of him. The officers and men all join me in offering you our sympathy in your great bereavement.’

Company Quartermaster - Sergt W Packer (who, by the way, is a Watford man), in the course of a letter, states:-

‘I can assure you it was a great blow to myself when I heard the sad news concerning your son and I had great confidence in him as he was always willing, never faint hearted, but with his cheery smile would set out for the rations for the boys of his company; and had won the esteem and respect of officers and men. We feel his loss and wish to share your bereavement and trust that consolation may be given to you in the fact that your brave boy, with many others, have paid the price of that mighty sacrifice which Britain's lads are giving so that those far and wide may yet enjoy the life and liberty that England longs to give. Your son's death was instantaneous by German shell fire in a trench while going for the company's rations. His body has been recovered and was buried at ---- near Looe, and the battalion will put a cross upon the grave.’

Lance Corporal 33188, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st July 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Youngest son of William Henry and Emma Hiskett, of 149, Hatfield Rd., St. Albans. One of 4 sons all of whom served abroad. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row T. Grave 39.

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

HISKETT, H., L/CpL, 8th Bedfordshire Regt.
Joining in January 1916, he was sent to France in the following December, on the conclusion of his training. After taking part in several important engagements he was killed in action at Ypres on July 21st, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
27, Lattimore Road, St. Albans.
X3802/B.

See also St. Albans Tabernacle Church

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HOBBS

Frederick William

Corporal 23395, 14th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 24. Born Kempston, Bedfordshire, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Alban's. Formerly 2567, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93. See also Vyse & Son War Memorial

HOBBS

Stanley R

Private O/0225, Calais Depot, Royal Ordnance Corps. Died 5th February 1919. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 7A. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

HOBBS

William Henry

Lance Corporal 298, 1st Battalion, Australian Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 25 August 1918 at St. mArtin's Wood, France. Aged 23. Born St. Albans. Son of George Thomas and Kate Sussannah Hobbs, of 44, Alexandra Rd., St. Albans; nephew of Rev. H. Rowland Hobbs. Employed as a Farm Hand. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 14.

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HOLDER

Robert

Private 40527, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 15th August 1917. Aged 28. Resident 39 Albert Street. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. Husband of Florence Ethel Holder, of 39, Albert St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 57. See also Albert Street memorial

HOLES

Charles

Private 3/6632, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 December 1914. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

HOLT

Emund George

Private 55712, 199th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 26 January 1918. Aged 34. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Husband of Maud Elizabeth Holt, of 16, West View Rd., St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Formerly 29651, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ALTIVOLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Italy. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 1.

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HOOKER

William Charles

Private 12859, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

HOPE

Benjamin

Private 3/7594, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment transferred to 363809, Labour Corps. Died 3 August 1920. Aged 43. Born 1877 in The Abbey, St. Albans. Husband of A. M. Hope, of 22, Arthur Rd., St. Albans; son of Louisa amd Samuel Hope. Baptised 12 March 1878 in St. Albans Abbey. Married Ann Maria Baldry 8 July 1905 in St. Albans. Originally attested 11 July 1895 aged 18 years 3 months as 5398, Bedfordshire Regiment; discharged 10 July 1907. Attested again 17 August 1907 for four years. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot E. Row I. Grave 30.

HOPKINS

Alfred Thomas

Private 84469, 248th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 20th September 1917. Aged 31. Enlisted St. Albans. Son of Alfred Hopkins, of 8, Culver Rd., St. Albans; husband of Helen Hopkins, of Sleep's Hyde, St. Albans. Formerly 31157, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

This is David Payne's grandfather, he added the following notes (please note that the CWGC refers to 248th Company but David refers to the 242nd Company):

My great grandparents, Alfred and Louise Hopkins, moved from Holles Street in Holborn to St. Albans to pursue employment with Messrs. Dangerfields (later to become the printers “Eversheds”) following in his trade as a store lithographer, settling in Culver Road, St. Albans.

Their eldest son, my grandfather, Alfred Thomas Hopkins, was a soldier (called to the colours in 1917) in the Herts and Bedfordshire Regiment, he volunteered for the “Machine Gun Corps”, aptly nicknamed the “Suicide Battalion” so that the extra training period would enable him to stay in England – alive – to be with his family for the birth of his son Alfred.

The 242 Company of the Machine Gun Corps Company records show that he was shipped out to Belgium in June 1917 and was killed 20th September 1917.

The brief history has been taken from the Company diaries, mentioned in the book “With a Machine Gun To Cambrai”, a history of the Machine Gun Corps.

Ypres, 20th September 1917. 242 Machine Gun Corps Company, part of the 23rd Division. The opening salvo on the 1st day of the 3rd Passchendaele-Ypres offensive. His machine gun section was sited in “Jam Trench”, which I believe was situated on the Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium.

"At zero plus 20 minutes, according to orders received from D.M.E.O. (amending appendix 111), fire was opened and lifted to the various barrage lines, according to the programme laid down".

"Various S.O.S. calls were replied to during the day and early hours of the night following".

"Captain J.R. Bellory, MC., commanding the left group (No. 7) was wounded (shellfire) about 10.00am and proceeded to dressing station, whence he was taken to the 10th C.C.S. 2/Lt. Rudd took over command in his place"

(I have signed condolence letters from both he and Sgt. Major March).

The casualties otherwise were 5 killed, shellfire, (A.T. Hopkins among this number) and 3 wounded, shellfire. My grandfather has no known grave, but his name is commemorated on the wall at Tyne Cot Cemetery.

He left a wife and 3 young children; the family home was given as 124 Hatfield Road, St. Albans. His younger brother, Robert, a Sapper in the Royal Engineers had been in France for 12 months, whilst another, James — having fought in the Battle of the Somme with the Bedfordshire Regiment — was suffering with "nerve shock".

HOPKINS

Frank

Private S/7035, "C" Company, 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Died of wounds 29th September 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted St. Alban's. Son of George Thomas and Emma Hopkins, of 18, Kimberley Rd. North St. Albans. Formerly 12897, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 24.

HORNETT

George [M]

Private 31888, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 September 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hornett, of 3, Newgate Cottages, Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

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 Verulam Road memorial

HOUGH

Thomas Edward

Private 36342, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2 April 1918. Aged 28. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of Thomas E. and Alice Hough, of 32, Longmire Rd., St. Albans. Formerly 5798, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 56 and 57.

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HOWE

George Edwin

Private 265865, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd May 1918. Aged 26. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howe, of St. Albans; husband of E. D. Howe, of 35, Burnham Rd., St. Albans. Served over 3 years in France. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot III. Row F. Grave 19. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

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HULKS

Roland Alfred

Private G/73571, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 23 August 1918. Aged 18. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Youngest son of the late Fredrick Hulks and of Annie Pearce, of Enfield, now of 21, St. Peter's St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, FREVENT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 22.

HUMBERSTONE

Walter

Private 203204, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1918. Aged 25. Born Hoxton, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford, resident Fleetville, St. Albans. Only son of Walter and Sarah Humberstone, of 14, Hedley Rd., St. Albans, Herts; he was brother to five sisters. Formerly 265605, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in TREFCON BRITISH CEMETERY, CAULAINCOURT, Aisne, France. Row C. Grave 37.

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright ©Norman Saunders 2009

HUNT

John Edward

Private 292696, 12/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 29 May 1918. Aged 21. Born St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mrs. J. Hunt, of Lily Cottage, King's Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 5488, Herefordshire (sic - probably Hertfordshire) Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

HUNT

Reginald Victor

Private 292706, 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 9 September 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Hertford. Son of James and Amelia Hunt, of 31, St. Michael's St., St. Albans. Formerly 3327, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

HUNT

William T

Lance Corporal 43489, 4th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 25 September 1917. Aged 38. Enlisted Hertford. Son of Joseph and Mary Hunt, of 2, King's Rd., St. Albans, Herts.; husband of Catherine Hunt, of Twin Lodge, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, Lancs. Formerly 3327, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 to 34 and 162 and 162A and 163A.

HYDE

Albert Edward

Private 36363, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 31 July 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mr. J. Hyde, of 55, Bernard St., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 5818, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 7.

HYDE

John Edward

Corporal 10405, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19 October 1916. Aged 21. Born Kempston, Bedfordshire, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of John and Nancy Hyde, of 18, Spencer St., St. Albans. Born at Bedford. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 12. Grave 47.

IVORY

Arthur

Private 25568, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Post Office Memorial and St. Albans St Saviour Church

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IZZARD, MM

Arthur Albert

[Listed as Albert on SDGW] Private 4/7118, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 30th January 1919. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Izzard, of 35, Upper Culver Rd., St. Albans. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ST. ALBANS CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Military Plot L. Grave 3. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

IZZARD

Alfred William

Private 63122, 10th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 14th October 1917. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Mrs. E. Izzard, of 111, Park Corner, St. Albans. Formerly 54481, G/54481, 36th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in BUFFS ROAD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 5.

IZZARD

Ernest Walter

Corporal 268052, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 31. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Izzard, of 35, Upper Culver Rd., St. Albans; husband of Lily May Izzard, of 33 Kimberley Rd. North, St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 72761, Royal Army Medical Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56. See also Post Office Memorial and St. Albans St Saviour Church

IZZARD

Percy G

Private 2010, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1916. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 C. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

IZZARD

Seymour Archibald

Private 4557, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards. Killed in action 27th August 1918. Aged 20. Born King's Langley, Hertfordshire, enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex, resident St. Albans. Son of Arthur and Frances E. Izzard, of Fair Elms Cottages, Hatch End, Middx. Native of Chipperfield, King's Langley, Herts. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 17.

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JAVELEAU

Charles

Private 269396, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. Javeleau, of 2, Orchard St., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 6295, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 and 56. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

JAVELEAU

William C

Private 4/7188, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th September 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 34.

JEFFERSON

Harold George

Private 28724, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of George and Alice Jefferson, of 5, Eaton Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 5657, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

JEFFRIES

Percy

Private 266586, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Formally 4907, Hertfordshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, son of Robert and Emma Jeffries, born St. Albans, resident 40 Inkerrman Road, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 135. See also Pageant Road memorial

JEFERIES

Sidney A

Private 10419, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 April 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Hatfield. Son of Emma Jeffries, of 29, Harley St., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

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KEECH

James William

Private TF/203372, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 21 September 1917. Aged 19. Born Barnsley, Yorkshire, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Ada Keech, of "Ambleside," Sandridge Rd., St. Albans, and the late Fred Keech. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

KEMP

Louis Augustus

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 22 March 1918. Aged 22. Son of Louis Benjamin and Rosalie Kemp, of 14, Burnham Rd., St. Albans. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row E. Grave 3.

KENDALL

Arthur Sydney

Private 266881, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Age 21. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Clara Jane Kendall, of 28, Lower Dagnall St., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 135. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

KENT

Harold

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd or 8th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 4th August 1917. Son of Thomas and Emily Selina Kent, of St. Albans, Herts. Brother of Lionel (below). Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row R. Grave 26. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

KENT

Lionel Victor

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds 31st July 1917. Aged 33. Son of Thomas and Emily Selina Kent, of Holywell Lodge, St. Albans. Brother of Harold (above). Formerly London Regiment (Artists' Rifles). Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 4. See also Holywell Hill memorial and London Stock Exchange memorial.

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KING

Harold

Gunner 889567, "D" Battery, 161st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 22 September 1918. Aged 20. Born Essendon, enlisted Ipswich. Son of Eliza King, of 42, Warwick Rd., St. Albans, Herts, and the late Alfred King. Native of Essendon, Herts. Buried in TREFCON BRITISH CEMETERY, CAULAINCOURT, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 7. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

KING

Thomas

Company Serjeant Major 8618, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1918. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. King, of Chiswell Green, St. Stephen's, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

KINGHAM, MM

Philip Edward

Corporal 265515, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 19 May 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of William R. and Jessie Kingham, of Russell Avenue, St. Albans. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot E. Row S. Grave 20.

KIRBY

Ernest

Able Seaman, Mine Sweeper (Service E3791/DA) Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in action 8th March 1916 in the Adriatic. Third son of Edward and Emma Kirby and husband of Ethel nee Button. Ernest was a Master Baker by trade. Buried at Bari War cemetry, near Brindisi, Italy.

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KIRBY

Robert Arthur

Second Lieutenant, 11th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 11th May 1917. Aged 28. Son of Edward and Emma Mary Kirby, of 37, Granville Rd., St. Albans, Herts. He was a Clerk in the LMS Railway HQ, St Pancras, London. Formerly The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Also commemorated on the memorial in St Peter's Church, St. Albans where he was a choirboy. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

KNAPP

Thomas Henry

Private S4/064539, Clearing Office, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 7 November 1918. Aged 34. Enlisted Bulford, resident St. Albans. Husband of Beatrice Knapp, of 48, Cannon St., St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Military Section J. Grave 4A.

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LAUGHLAND

Sidney James

Rifleman R/39459, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 30th April 1918. Aged 25. Resident 26 Bardwell Road. Born St Paul's, Middlesex, enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Marien Emma Laughland, of 21, Spicer St., St. Albans. Formerly 224185, Royal Artillery. Buried in KORTRIJK (ST. JAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 24. See also Bardwell Road memorial.

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LAWRENCE

Frederick George

Private 15827, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 October 1916. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

LAWRENCE

Reuben

[Spelt LAURENCE on Albert Street memorial] Private 205476, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 21st September 1917. Resident 54 Albert Street. Born St. Albans, enlisted Watford. Formerly 316326, Northumberland Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108. See also Albert Street memorial and St. Albans St Saviour Church

LEA

Sidney

Private 266438, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 9 August 1919. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. Annie Theresa Lea, of 19, Church St., St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot E. Row F. Grave 30.

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LEWIS

Ernest

Gunner 85981, Royal Field Artillery. Died 6 February 1918. Aged 29. Son of William and Ellen Lewis, of 2, Pageant Rd., St. Albans, Herts. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, son of William Lewis, born St Albans, resident 142 Fishpool Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire. His birth was recorded in the April to June Quarter 1888 in the St Albans Registration District, Hertfordshire. Buried in REGINA CEMETERY, Saskatchewan, Canada. Soldiers Grave. See also Pageant Road memorial

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Henry

Private 18634, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 July 1916. Aged 41. Enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Husband of Alice Jane Lewis, of 4, Hatfield Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

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LITCHFIELD

Thomas Henry

Private 14972, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 June 1915. Aged 25. Born Basford, Nottinghamshire, enlisted St. Albans, resident Cranfield, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

LITTLE

W Henry aka Harry

Private T/3127, 1/5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 4 July 1916 with the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Aged 42. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Little, of "Chislehurst", Grange St., St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Formerly 22569, 9th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face B.

LONG

Alfred

Driver 891669, 4th Division Ammuntion Train (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 6th October 1917. Aged 24. Born Camden Town, London N.W., enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. A. and Mrs. E. Long, of St. Albans; husband of Mary Ann Lushlow (formerly Long), of 11, Britannia Chambers, Lawson St., Great Dover St., London. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 28.

Extract from The National Roll of the Great War, Section V, Luton - page 221:

LONG A., Driver, Royal Field Artillery
Volunteering in August 1914, he was drafted to Eygypt at the conclusion of his training and served there until May 1917, when he was transferred to France. Here he took part in fighting at Arras and in the Somme sector, and was killed in action at Vlamerlinghe on October 5th, 1917. He was entitled to the 1914-1915 Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.
38 Adelaide Street, St. Albans.
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LONG

Allen Arthur

Private 4/7185, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 21. Born Essenden, Hertfordshire, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Long, of Hawkswick Lodge, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

LONG

Frank Edwin

Able Seaman J/5787, H.M.S. Black Prince. Royal Navy. Drowned from his ship when endeavouring to recover his oilskins which had fallen overboard 30 September 1915. Aged 22. Born 29 June 1893 in Hertford. Son of George and Emma Long, of Hawkswick Lodge, St. Albans, Herts. Native of Little Berkhamstead, Herts. Formerly a Shop Boy. Engagement date 29 June 1911 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, chest 34½ inches, hair black, eyes hazel, complexion dark. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 7.

LONG

William George

Gunner 164084, 451st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 15 April 1918. Aged 42. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Husband of Alice Long, of 1 37, Verulam Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVI. Row FF. Grave 7.

LOTT, MC

John Cyprian

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 11 Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Aged 23. Son of the late Rev. R. C. Lott (sometime Vicar of De Aar, Cape Colony, and Rector of Croughton, Northants) and of Mrs. Lott, of St. Albans, Herts. Born at De Aar, Cape Province. Educated at Sherborne School and Trinity College, Oxford. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 46. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

LOVEDAY

Harry

Private G/18844, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 30. Enlisted Willesden Green, Middlesex, resident St. Albans. Son of Rueben Loveday, of Aston Rowant, Wallingford, and the late Eliza Loveday; husband of Florence Loveday, of Haydn Villa, Union Lane, St. Albans. Formerly 2441, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108.

LOVELOCK

J

Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) - No further information currently available

LOWE

Harry

Private 48023, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Buried in HAVERSKERQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 18.

Extract from The National Roll of the Great War, Section V, Luton:

LOWE, H., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
He joined in 1917, and after his training was drafted to the Western Front Here he took an active part in several notable engagements, including those at Arras, Ypres and Cambrai, and was subsequently killed in action during the German Offensive on April 5th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
35, Longmire Road, St. Albans.
X3164/C, X3165/C

MAJOR, MM

George

Serjeant 20973, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1918 in Italy. Aged 30. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Son of George and Esther Major, of St. Albans, Herts; husband of Emily Maud Major, of 25, Kew Gardens Road, Kew, Surrey. Eleven years service, eight and a half years of which with the 2nd Bn. Bedford Regt (8995). Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on GIAVERA MEMORIAL, Italy. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

MALES

H W

No further information currently available

MANNERS

Charles Edward

Rifleman R/40156, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Aged 34. Born Hakeshead, Hertfordshire, enlisted St. Albans. Son of Edward John and Rosamond Matilda Manners, of 34, Heath Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXV. Row F. Grave 22A. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

MANNERS

John Henry

Bombardier 89350, 4th Division Ammunition Column, Canadian Field Artillery. Died 21 October 1917. Aged 30. Born 24 August 1887 in Potters Bar. Son of Edward John and Rosamond Matilda Manners, of 34, Heath Rd., St. Albans; husband of the late Annie Manners. Embalmer by trade. Attested and passed fit 8 March 1915 in Ottowa, Canada, aged 27 years 8 months, height 5 feet 6 inches, girthm 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes brown, hair dark brown; religious denomination Church of England. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row I. Grave 8. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5895 - 30. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

MANSFIELD

J

No further information currently available

MARKWELL

F H

No further information currently available

MARSH

Frederick

Corporal 776, Mounted Branch, Corps of Military Police. Died in Egypt 18 August 1917. Aged 36. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of the late William Henry Marsh; husband of the late Mary Ann Marsh. Formerly 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 292.

MARSHALL

Herbert George

Private PS/8977, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 11 July 1916. Aged 23. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of George James and Elizabeth Marshall, of 50, Sandridge Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 12. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church

MARTIN

Kenneth Lionel

Lance Corporal 255728, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 14th February 1918. Aged 23. Resident Godmersham House, Fishpool Road. Born 2nd November 1893 in St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Martin, of Todmersham House, Fishpool St., St. Albans, Herts; husband of Isabella Hallida (formerly Martin), of 1514, 17th St. North-West, Washington, Columbia, U.S.A. Bank clerk by trade with Canadaian Bank of Commerce. Previously served 12 months with 52 Prince Albert Volunteers and 12 months with the Officer's Training Corps (OTC), St. Albans. Enlisted and passed fit 19th May 1916 at North Battleford, Canada, aged 22 years 6 months, height 5 feet 9½ inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light brown; religion Baptist. . No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5990 - 13 See also Fishpool Street memorial

MASSEY

Albert F

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

MAYER

William Henry

1895 – 1917 - Born in St. Albans, in 1895, to William and Sarah Mayer, William junior had one sister, Helen Olive, who was five years his senior. His father was a tailor and his mother, a straw hat machinist. In 1901 they were living at 51 Prospect Road. Later, they moved to Albion Road. A lance corporal in the Hertfordshire Regiment, he was killed on 31st July 1917. His name is inscribed on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, in Belgium.

The newspaper report from the Herts Advertiser, 26th May 1918:

Lance-Corpl W H Mayer - Killed at the Battle of St Julien.

Mr and Mrs William Mayer, of 13 Albion Road, St. Albans, whose only son, Lance Corpl William Henry Mayer, Herts Regt, was posted as wounded and missing since the battle of St Julien, July 31st 1917, and that as no further information concerning him has since been received it had been presumed for official purposes that he died on or since that date. Lance-Corpl Mayer joined the army on September 3rd 1914 and went out to France two months later. He was wounded at the capture of Theipval on November 13th 1916 and was in hospital in France for two or three weeks. He then rejoined his Regiment and, sometime later, took part in the memorable battle of St Julien. Before enlisting, he was employed by Messrs Nicholsons' Raincoat Co and was educated at Priory Park School. He is a nephew of Mr H Mayer, Watson's Walk, St. Albans.

Lance Corporal 265609, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of William and the late Sarah Mayer, of 13, Albion Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

No further information currently available See also St. Albans Tabernacle Church

McGREGOR

W

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McLELLAN

F

No further information currently available

McNAIR

J H

No further information currently available

MEAD

Albert Edward

Private 19125, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 July 1918. Aged 25. Born Kimpton, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Husband of Bertha Emily Mead, of 70, Park Corner, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 2.

MEAD

Harry Edgar

Acting Corporal 265861, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 16th November 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Ben and Annie Mead, of 27, Bernard St., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly Private 3152, Hertfordshire Regiment). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot L. Row D. Grave 3. See also Post Office Memorial

MEAD

Joseph Frederick

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 23 August 1914. Aged 22. Son of the late Frederick Mead, of The Moorings, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 3.

EXtract from Bonf of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916:

2nd LIEUTENANT JOSEPH FREDERICK MEAD, 4th BATTN. THE ROYAL FUSILIERS, (CITY OF LONDON REGT.), who was killed in action during the retirement from Mons on the 23rd August, 1914, was the eldest son of the late Frederick Mead, Esq., and of Mrs. Mead, of The Moorings, St. Albans. He was born at Pietermaritzburg,

Natal, in February, 1892, and was educated at The Wick, Hove, at Winchester College, and at the R.M.C., Sandhurst. At Winchester he was President of the Boat Club, Vice-Captain of " Sixes " (the Winchester game) and of " Fifteens," and gained the gold medal for athletics two years in succession. He passed into Sandhurst, third, and passed out first of his year for the British Army, the two cadets above him being candidates for the Indian Army.

He joined the Royal Fusiliers in February, 1912, passed the flying tests at Brooklands, in 1913, and was to have had a further course in 1914 with a view to joining the Flying Corps Reserve, but the outbreak of war prevented this being done.

The following account of his death was received from an officer of his battalion : " It was on the 23rd August at Mons. He was in reserve at the railway station with the rest. of his company. Captain Ashburner was very hard pressed and sent back for reinforcements. He was defending the bridge over the canal. It was a hopeless position, as the enemy could get within one hundred yards of the bridge and then fire from houses, gardens, etc., and never be seen. Also I believe five different battalions were recognised in front of this one company. Your son was soon ordered to reinforce the firing line, which he did in the face of a fearful fire. Directly he got into the trench he was wounded in the head by a bullet. He went to the rear (just a few yards) to get it dressed, and was quietly whistling all the time. Directly the dressing was finished he went back to the trench, and the second he got there he got a bullet straight through the forehead."

He was fond of all outdoor sports, especially hunting and beagling. After joining the Army he always played cricket and football for his company, and was a splendid runner. He was a member of the Junior Army and Navy and of the Royal Aero Clubs.

MEAD

R J

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MEALING

J E

No further information currently available

MERRIDALE

Frederick [Walter]

[Spelt MERRYDALE on Pageant Road memorial] Private 67873, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 30th December 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Watford. Son of David and Jane Merridale, of 23, Pageant Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 7016, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). No known grave. Commemoratedon THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. See also Pageant Road memorial and Vyse & Son War Memorial

MESSENGER

Joseph

Private 6432, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 January 1915. Born and enlisted St. Albans, resident Forest Hill, Kent. Buried in WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 13.

MILLARD

D

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MILLS

W John Walter

Private SR/6746, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 10 March 1915. Aged 26. Born West Ham, Essex, enlisted Willesden, Middlesex. Son of John Ward Mills and Elizabeth Emma Mills, of 8, Longmire Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 and 32.

MOCOCK

J

No further information currently available

MOON

Philip Edward

Private 1989, 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 28 April 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted London, Middlesex. Son of Eliza D. Moon, of The Camp, St. Albans, Herts, and the late Henry George Moon. No nown grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

MOORE

Richard Ernest

Private 24853, 1st Garrison Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in India 20 February 1918. Aged 26. Born St. Albans, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex, resident Hendon, Middlesex. Son of the late James Richard and of Mary Moore, of 14, Babington Rd., Hendon, London. Born at St. Albans. Formerly 20966, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried in DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 8. Row B. Grave 9.

MORRIS

R

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MOULDER, MM

William Frederick

Lance Sergeant 21981, 25th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 23rd April 1918. Born Cowley, St John's, Oxon, enlisted Oxford. Formerly 1532, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in MONS COMMUNAL CEMETERYMONS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 5. ** Note: Connection with St. Albans unknown **

MURPHY

S

No further information currently available

MURRELL

Frederick John

lance Corporal, Household Battalion, Household Cavalry. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 29. Born Brandon, enlisted Windsor, resident St. Albans. Son of Robert and Emma Murrell; husband of Emily Minnie Murrell, of 25, Verulam Rd., St. Albans. Formerly 3339, 2nd Lige Guards. Buried in ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 32.

MUSKETT

William Charles

Private 22142, 112th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 17 November 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Walter James Muskett, of London Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 12851, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 10.

MYERS

William

Gunner 60509, 64th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25 June 1917. Born and enlisted St. Albans. In the 1901 census he is known as Willie, aged 13, son of Hannah, a widow, born St. Albans, resident 1, Watsons Row, St. Albans. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 17.

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 High Street memorial.

NEWLAND

Arthur George

Gunner 68744, "Z" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 25 July 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. Husband of Amy Newland, of 13, Portland St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 15.

NEWMAN

Rowland [C]

Private 263096, 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 8th July 1918. Aged 19. Born Childwickbury, Hertfordshire, enlisted London. Son of Henry and Eliza C. Newman, of 21, Prospect Rd., St. Albans. Buried in ANZIN-ST. AUBIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 13. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

NIXON

Horace S

Private 33061, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 30. Born Sandridge, enlisted St. Albans. Son of Thomas James and Martha Elizabeth Nixon, of "Saltburn," New Dalton St., St. Albans. Formerly 6317, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

NORMAN

Herbert

Private 235247, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 28 August 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Only son of Herbert George and Georgina Norman of 72, Catherine St., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 2325, Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 63 to 65.

NORRIS

Caleb

Private 265770, 1/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of George and Sarah Norris, of 16, Ramsbury Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 28.

NOTT

George Vincent

Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Aged 19. Born in Redbourne 1897. Son of William Beaumont Nott and Katherine Nott, of Maynes, St. Albans. Educated at Wellingborough Grammar School. No known grave. Commmeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

NOTT

Kenneth Ernest

Private 265286, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1917. Aged 23. Born Luton, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Eliza Jane Nott, of 15, Clarence Rd., St. Albans and the late Ernest Charles Nott. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row H. Grave 6. See also Vyse & Son War Memorial and St. Albans St Saviour Church.

OAKLEY

G H

No further information currently available

OAKLEY

J S

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OSMAN

R

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OWEN

Richard

Apprentice, S.S. "Highbury" (London), Mercantile Marine. Presumed drowned 31 May 1917. Aged 15. Son of Mrs Florence Owen, of 14, Grange St., St. Albans, Herts. Born at Littlehampton. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

PALMER

Frederick William

Private 12984. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

Extract from The National Roll of the Great War, Section V, Luton:

PALMER, F. W., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regt.
Volunteering in September 1914, be was sent to the Western Front in the following year. He took part in many important engagements, including the Battles of Ypres and Arras, and on October 26th, 1918, was killed in action. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
43, Spencer Street, St. Albans.
X2326/A.

PARLES, MSM

Bertram

Corporal 19796, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th April 1918. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Harry and Emily Parles, of St. Albans, Herts. Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 30. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

PAUL

Charles

Private 57202, 12th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action in Serbia 18 September 1918. Aged 26. Enlisted York, resident St. Albans. Son of Charles and Mary Anne Paul, of St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 3501, Yorkshire Hussars. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

PAUL

Philip

Private 10255, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 November 1914. Born Sandridge, Hertfordshire, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

PAUL

W

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

PAYNE

Arthur

Lance Corporal 7769, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 October 1914. Aged 28. Born North Mimms, Herts, enlisted St. Albans, resident Colney Heath. Husband of Emily May Payne, of Bloomfield, Colney Heath, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 8.

PAYNE

Edwin (Edward) Francis

1887 – 1914 - Edwin was born in Speen, near Newbury, Berkshire, in 1887, the second son and fourth child of James and Ann Payne. Edwin was a private in the 1st Battalion of Royal Berkshire Regiment. He died on 26th October 1914.

Private 6653, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action at Zonnebeke 26th October 1914. Born Newbury, enlisted Reading, resident St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45. See also St. Albans Tabernacle Church

PAYNE

Frederick James

Private 1400, 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 40. Son of Charles and Sarah Payne. Born St. Albans, Herts. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915. Baptised 31 October 1875 at Saint Peter, Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England. In the 1881 census he is listed as aged 6, son of Charles and Sarah Payne, born St. Albans, Hertfordshire, resident London Road, St. Albans. Brother of Mr. H Payne. Emigrated to Australia aged 33. Labourer by trade. Previously served wi th the Hertfordshire Volunteers Buried in HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot B. Row 9. See Australian Roll of Honour Circular and AIF details.

PAYNE, MM

George Henry

Rifleman B/200465, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Colney Heath, enlisted St. Albans. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Payne, of 1, Cross St. North, St. Albans. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 20661, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France . Panel 10 and 11.

PAYNE

G W H

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PAYNE

H

No further information currently available

PAYNE

James Walter Teale

Private 13195, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 22, Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of James and Emily Kate Payne, of 37, St. Michael's St., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

PAYNE

Silas

Driver T/25668, 163rd Horse Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the Balkans 12th May 1918. Aged 32. Resident 21 Albert Street. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of John and Rose Payne, of 21, Albert St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, Greece. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 46. See also Albert Street memorial

PAYNE

William James

Serjeant 266407, No.2 Company, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 28. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Husband of Mary Florence Payne, of 8, Camp View Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

PAYNE

W R S

No further information currently available

PEACOCK

Frederick James

Private 25572, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 April 1917. Aged 22. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Mrs. E. Peacock, of 1, College Place, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

PEACOCK

George

No further information currently available. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

PEACOCK

Harry

Private 35141, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Formerly 31392, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

PEACOCK

Joseph Arthur

Private 15423, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1916. Aged 22. Resident 1 College Place. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Charles Henry and Mary Peacock, of 52, Fishpool St., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C. See also Fishpool Street memorial

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 Verulam Road 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.

PEARCE

Ernest

Private 48010, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 August 1918. Born Harpenden, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Formerly 149948, Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS, MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.

Extract from The National Roll of the Great War, Section V, Luton:

PEARCE, E., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment.
He joined in July 1917, and was shortly afterwards sent to France. In this theatre of war he took part in the fighting at Ypres, Arras and on the Somme. He was then drafted to Italy, where he was in action on the Asiago Plateau, until killed in August 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
17, Lower Paxton Road, St. Albans.
X3964/B.

PEARCE

Raymond Cyril

Private 23015, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

PEARCE

Thomas

Private 20791, Depot, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 20 March 1920. Aged 29. Son of Mrs. E. Pearce, of 13, Cross St. North, St. Albans, Herts. Baptised 29 March 1891 in St. Albans Abbey. In the 1911 census he was just born, son of George and Ellen Pearce, born St. Albans, resident Catherine Lane, St Peter, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Buried in BROOKWOOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey. Plot VI. Row I. Grave 9.

PELLANT

Walter [John]

Private 888235, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 8 May 1917. Aged 26. Born 5 March 1891 in St. Albans. Son of James and Elizabeth Pellant, of 10, Hill St., St. Albans, Herts. Farmer by trade. Attested 7 March 1916, at Melfort , Saskatchewan, Canada, aged 25, 5 feet 5 inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion clear, eyes grey, hair brown; religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7704 - 39

PENFOLD

Cyril George

Private 3030, 2/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 19 April 1916. Aged 18. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Penfold, of "Belgrave," Grange St., St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot E. Row E. Grave 12.

PENNY

George Henry

[Listed as Henry George PENNY on CWGC & SDGW] Gunner 855373, 1/5th Hampshire Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in Turkey 31 August 1916. Aged 19. Born Redbourne, Hertfordshire, enlisted Yarmouth, Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Penny, of 8, Shafford Cottages, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 3 and 60.

PERHAM

Edward Charles

Private 681461, 22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Missing presumed killed in action 16 September 1916. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. First entered France 30 June 1915. Formerly 3456, 22nd Battalion, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C. See also Pageant Road memorial

Photograph Copright © Susie Harris 2014

PERRY

C

No further information currently available

PERRY

Edwin A

Private 4876, 15th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 25 September 1916. Born St. Albans. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. E. Perry, of 15, Kimberley Rd. East, St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 20663, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

PETERS

Arthur William

Private 27974, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 30. Sawyer by trade. Born St Albans (SDGW states born Hitchin), enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Walter William and Ann Peters, of Ivy Cottage, King's Rd., St. Albans, Herts. In the 1901 census he is aged 15, son of Walter and Annie Peters, a Shoe Maker, born St Albans, resident 39, Fishpool Street, St Albans. In the 1911 census he is aged 25, son of Walter and Ann Peters, a Sawyerr, born St Albans, resident 17 Blacksmith Lane, St Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

PETERS

Charles Robert

Air Mechanic 2nd Class F/4372, H.M.S. Egmont, Royal Naval Air Service. Died from disease 25 January 1917. Aged 22. Born 19 April 1894 in Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of Robert and Minnie Rachel Peters, of 21, Paxton Rd., St. Albans. In the 1911 census he was a son, aged 16, Candle-Maker Dipper, born Ipswich, Suffolk, resident 21 Paxton Road, St Albans. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIII. Row B. Grave 6.

PETRIE

[A] R

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

PHIPPS

Christopher Leckonby

Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps and 7th Balloon Company, 118th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 14th August 1917. Aged 20. Son of Gerald Edward and Emily Phipps, of St. Albans. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 16. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

PITMAN

D

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PITMAN

P

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PLATER

Charles

Serjeant S3/030353, E. Supply Corps, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in the Balkans 8 November 1918. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Joseph and Sarah Plater, of Haddenham; husband of Elizabeth M. Plater, of 2, College Rd., St. Albans. Buried in DEDEAGATCH BRITISH CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 64.

POINTER

Robert

Private 22178, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

POPE

Percy

Private 22135, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1916. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Henry George and Alice Pope, of 45, Sopwell Lane, St. Albans. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 2. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

POWELL

Sidney Herbert

Private 36521, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's Own (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 21. Born Hilton, Herts, enlisted St. Albans. Son of James and Laura Powell, of 30, Sandridge Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 4209, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXIX. Row F. Grave 4.

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 High Street memorial.

POWELL

William Alfred

Serjeant 12582, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 September 1918. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of William John and Ellen Powell, of St. Albans; husband of Elizabeth Platt (formerly Powell), of 19A, Horns Mill Rd., Hertford. Buried in ST. MARTIN CALVAIRE BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 18. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

PRIME

Reginald Percy

Gunner 890687, 386th Battary, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 7 July 1918. Aged 20. Born St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of Albert and Mary Prime, of 42, London Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XI. Row G. Grqave 8.

QUINT

Robert Eustace

Private 5538, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albams. Husband of Mabel Quint, of Guion House, New Dalton St., St. Albans.Formerly 884, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 12. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

RAE

C M

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RAGGETT

Walter Edgar

Private 40705, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Aged 28. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of the late Walter William and Alice Catherine Raggett, of Watford; husband of Violet K. Raggett, of 118, Fishpool St., St. Albans. Formerly 1928, Royal Field Artillery. No Known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

RAINSDEN

A

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RAINSDEN

John

Lance Corporal 18526, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 July 1916. Aged 33. Enlisted and residejnt St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Dinah Rainsden, of 17, Charterhouse Rd., Coventry; husband of Annie Rainsden, of 61, Beech Rd., Luton, Beds. No Known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

RAMSEY

J L

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RAWLES

George William

Private 42103, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Son of Edward and Jane Rawles, of 141, Fishpool St., St. Albans. Buried in PREUX-AU-BOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 35.

RAWLINGS

H E

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RAY

Arthur Charles Nelson

Private 63770, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 17 December 1915. Aged 22. Norn 17 September 1893 in St. Albans. Son of Richard William and Ellen Rebecca Ray, of 48, Alexandra Rd., St. Albans. Gardener by trade. Unmarried. Attested and passed fit Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 3 November 1914, aged 21 years 2 months, height 5 feet 5 inches, gitth 37 inches, complexion fair, eyes green, hair fair; religious denomination Church of England. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 138. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8112 - 38

RAY

F

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REECE

Horace [Edwin]

Private S/6081, 9th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 18. Born St Alvbans, enlisted Aldershot, Hampshire. Son of Walter and Ada Louisa Reece, of 44, Brampton Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 78 to 83.

REID

Henry Charles

Private 266555, 1/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 mArch 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Charles and Alice Reid, of 34, Cornwall Rd., St. Albans. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row K. Grave 4.

REYNOLDS

W

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RICHMOND

W

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ROBERTS

Harry

Private 2989, "C" Company, 1/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 October 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Thomas and Fanny Roberts, of 1, Cavendish Rd., St. Albans. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 1.

ROBERTS

J F

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ROBERTS, MC

Leslie

Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment attached to 6th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 24 August 1918. Aged 23. Son of Philip William and Mary Roberts, of 131, Verulam Rd., St.Albans. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 32.

ROBERTS

M

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ROBERTS

Reginald

Private 7890, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 November 1914. Born Clophill, Bedfordshire, enlisted St. Albans, resident Batley, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

ROBINSON

Frank Harold

1897 – 1916 - Born in 1897 in Radlett, Frank was the only son of Albert Alfred and Charlotte Ann Robinson. A private in the Bedfordshire Regiment, he died on 13 November 1916. His name is inscribed on the Theipval Memorial, France.

The Herts Advertiser, of 16th December 1916, said:

Private F H Robinson - Young St. Albans soldier goes 'West'Although barely nineteen years of age, Pte Frank Harold Robinson, Beds Regiment, had been in the Army nearly two and a half years when he gave up his life for his country, on the bleeding fields of Northern France. The young soldier, the only son of Mr Albert A Robinson, yard foreman of Messrs J Alfred Pratt and Co Ltd, Builders’ Merchants, St. Albans, and Mrs Robinson, 49 Alexander Road, St. Albans, joined the Army five or six weeks before the war commenced. After leaving for the front, deceased wrote home regularly until early November, when he warned his parents not to be alarmed if they heard nothing from him for a week or so. From this they concluded that he was going into action and last week they had a communication from the War Office informing them that their lad was killed in action on November 13th. Deceased was educated at Priory Park School.

On 1st July 1916, supported by a French attack to the south, 13 divisions of Commonwealth forces launched an offensive on a line from north of Gommecourt to Maricourt. Losses were catastrophic and, with only minimal advances on the southern flank, the initial attack was a failure. In the following weeks, huge resources of manpower and equipment were deployed. At the end of September, Theipval was captured. The village had been an original objective in the attack of 1st July. Attacks north and east continued throughout October and into November in increasingly difficult weather conditions. The Battle of the Somme finally ended on 18th November with the onset of winter. The Theipval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the UK and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20th March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90 per cent of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.

Private 4/6980, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1916. Born Radlett, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

See also St. Albans Tabernacle 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 Verulam Road memorial

ROLLINGS

Percival John

Corporal 350934, 7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 19 September 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Sun Street, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rollings, of "Broughton," Brampton Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LXII. Row H. Grave 17.

ROLPH

Herbert William

Gunner 901578, 222nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 11th July 1917. Aged 30. Born Hemel Hempstead, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mr Frederick and Mrs Jane Rolph, of 65, Cannon St., St. Albans; husband of Emily May Rolph and father of Herbert Frederick Rolph (aged 5 months), of 65, Cannon St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row L. Grave 9.

ROLT

Frederick

Corporal 203345, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 21 June 1917. Aged 31. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rolt, of Redbourne, Hertfordshire; husband of Frances M. Rolt, of 13, Old London Rd., St. Albans. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 35.

ROPE

Alfred Harry

Private 13239, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1917. Aged 24. Born Holloway, Middlesex, enlsited and resident St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Cleaver, of 46, Catherine St., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

ROSE

Arthur George

[Transcribed as G A ROSE] Private 266563, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Hertfprd,, resident St. Albans. Son of George and Alice Rose, of 7, Glenferrie Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

ROW

T H

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ROWE

Percy James

1886 – 1918 - Born in Luton, in 1886, the eldest child and only son of Ebenezer and Martha Ann Rowe, Percy had three younger sisters: Mabel, Eveline and Winifred. According to the War Graves Commission, Percy was a private in the Gordon Highlanders. The Diocese of St. Albans’ Roll of Honour - the body in charge of the St Peter’s field memorial - describes him as a signaller in the Scottish Highlanders.

Private 202236, 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 25th March 1918. Aged 32. Born Luton, enlisted London. Son of Mr. E. and Mrs. M. A. Rowe, of 28, Worley Rd., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8 and 9. See also St. Albans Tabernacle Church

ROWLEY

Leonard John

Private 10780, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 September 1915. Aged 19. Born Redbourn, Herts., enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Mrs. M. A. Joiner, of 34, Alexandra Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.

RUDD

L J

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RUST

Albert

Private 42563, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 45. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Husband of Rebecca Rust, of 18, Camp View Rd., St. Albans. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVIII. Row C. Grave 4.

RYAN

Henry Patrick

Private 40708, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 25. Born East Finchley, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford. Son of Arthur and Gertrude Mary Ryan, of 61, Burnham Rd., St. Albans. Buried in HIGH TREE CEMETERY, MONTBREHAIN, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 46.

SAMS

A

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SAMUELS

E A

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SAMUELS

H J

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SAVAGE

Albert

[Listed as H on this memorial and Albert on the Holywell Hill memorial] Private G/23934, 10th (R. East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd September 1918. Born and resident St Labans, enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. A. G. Savage, of 39, Holywell Hill, St. Albans. Buried in DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 30. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

SAVILLE

Arthur

Private 270133, 2/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 2 November 1918. Aged 21. Born Soho, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident St. Albans. Son of Mrs. E. J. Elliott, of 9, Watson's Walk, St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 203388, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germandy. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 6.

SAWYER

B

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SCOTT

George Alfred

Private 733, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 28 July 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Shepherd's Bush. Son of William and Mary Ann Scott, of 42, Alexandra Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

SCOTT

H H

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SCRIVENER

Stanley Walter

Private 4/6215, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 March 1915. Aged 24. Born Luton, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Sarah Scrivener, of 35, Lower Dagnall St., St. Albans, Herts., and the late Ebenezer Scrivener. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

SEARLE

Herbert Brotherton

Rifleman A/200679, 15th Battalion, KIng's Royal Rifle Corps posted to London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Killed in action 2 September 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Hertford, residet St. Albans. Son of Thomas and Ellen Searle, of 19, Cambridge Rd., The Camp, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row J. Grave 21.

SEAVERS

John William

Saddler 57668, "B" Battery, 77th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 31 August 1918. Aged 31. Born East Finchley, London N., enlisted London. Son of William and Annis Seavers, of Harlesden Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 42.

SELDEN

L E

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SEWELL

Geoffrey Edward

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 2 September 1917. Aged 19. Son of Arthur Richard and Emily Ada Sewell, of "Wolverdene," Battlefield Rd., St. Albans. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 13. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

SEXTON

Bernard Christian

Gunner 125699, 116th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 1 November 1917. Aged 31. Born East Ham, Essex [SDGW], enlisted Brighton, resident St. Albans. Son of Arthur and Edith Sexton; husband of Jane Elizabeth Sexton, of "St. Kilda," 15, Manville Rd., Balham, London. Born St. Albans, Herts [CWGC]. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row CC. Grave 17. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

SHARP

Alban Martin

Private 2548, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own C ivil Service Rifles). Killed in action 25 May 1915. Aged 26. Enlisted Somerset House, resident Holland Park. Only son of Thomas P. McKie Sharp and Annette M. C. Sharp, of "Theydons," St. Albans. Born at St. Albans. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 2.

SHARP

Edward Baden

Apprentice, S.S. "Belgian Prince" (Newcastle), Mercantile Marine. Lost with his ship when it was torpedoed 31 July 1917. Aged 16. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1900 in the St. Albans Registration District, Hertfordshire. Baptised 29 May 1904 at St. Albans Abbey. Son of William and Frances Annie Sharp (nee Lundy), of 29, Watson's Walk, St. Albans, Herts. In the 1911 census he was at school, aged 10, born St. Albans and resident 29 Watsons Walk, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

About S.S. Belgian: Built in 1904 as the SS Mohawk, in 1912, purchased from North Atlantic SS Co, Bristol and renamed SS Hungarian Prince. In 1915 renamed SS Belgian Prince, 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland. Owned by the Prince Line. The SS Belgian Prince was sunk on the 31st July 1917 by a German submarine U-55 when 175 miles NW by W from Troy Island. The Master was taken prisoner and 39 lives were lost.

SHARP

H

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SHELLARD

Reunen

Private 99747, 233rd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 27 September 1917. Aged 27. Son of Reuben William and Priscilla Shellard, of Nash's Lodge, Gorhambury, St. Albans. Formerly T/4/197603, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 7.

SHREWSBURY

Leslie Harry

[Transribed as H L SHREWSBURY] Private 109589, 11th Battalion, Tank Corps. Died of wounds 24 August 1918. Aged 18. Born St. Albans, enlisted Ingston-on-THames, Surrey. Son of Herbert and Charlotte Annie Beatrice Shrewsbury, of 1, Bedford Road, St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 209217, Royal Artillery Regiment. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 26.

SIBLEY

F G

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SIMPER

R C

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SKETT

A E P

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SKINNER

Harry

Private G/40894, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 10th April 1917. Aged 36. Resident 10 Bardwell Road. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Dover, Kent. Son of George and Maria Skinner, of St. Albans; husband of Annie Sarah Skinner, of 10, Bardwell Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly G/16907, Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 16. See also Bardwell Road memorial.

SKINNER

James Abraham

Lance Corporal 265518, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 33. Born Ware, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Ruth Vernon (formerly Skinner), of "Rosemede," Mile House Lane, St. Albans, Herts, and the late Abraham Skinner. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot L. Row B. Grave 9. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

SKINNER

William James

Lance Corporal 27570, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd January 1918. Aged 27. Resident 18 Bardwell Road. Born North Shields, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of James and Annie Jones Skinner, of 18, Bardwell Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See also Bardwell Road memorial.

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 High Street memorial.

SMITH

Arthur

Private 14154, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 December 1916. Aged 27. Born Walworth, Surrey, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Husband of Louisa Frances Smith, of 9, Camp Lane, St. Albans. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section T. Grave 1.

SMITH

Arthur

Private G/25883, 10th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 3 July 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Redbourn, enlisted Watford. Son of George and Ellen Jane Smith, of 20, Fish St., Redbourn, St. Albans. Formerly 38662, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVIII. Row F. Grave 16.

SMITH

Albert Edward

either Albert Edward SMITH, Rifleman P/425, 16th Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds 5 July 1916. Aged 37. Born ISlington, Middlesex, enlisted St. Pancras, Middlesex, resident St. Albans. Husband of R. E. White (formerly Smith), of 1, Welclose St., St. Albans, Herts. Born at Islington, London. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 51.

or Albert Edward SMITH, Private 3596, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 9 May 1915. Aged 45. Enlisted Hertford, resident Ware. Son of William and Mary Smith, of St. Albans; husband of Annie Smith, of 4, Croft Rd., Ware. Buried in WARE NEW CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot 110. Row 1. Grave 4.

SMITH

A G P

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SMITH

A L

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SMITH

A M

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

SMITH, VC

Alfred Victor

Second Lieutenant, "D" Company, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd December 1915. Aged 24. Son of William Henry and Louisa Smith, of The Chief Constable's Office, Town Hall, Burnley. Born at Guildford. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) and the Croix de Guerre. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey. Special memorial C. 358.

An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 3rd March, 1916, records the following:-

"For most conspicuous bravery. He was in the act of throwing a grenade when it slipped from his hand and fell to the bottom of the trench, close to several of our officers and men. He immediately shouted out a warning, and himself jumped clear and into safety, but seeing that the officers and men were unable to get into cover, and knowing well that the grenade was due to explode, he returned without any hesitation and flung himself down on it. He was instantly killed by the explosion. His magnificent act of self-sacrifice undoubtedly saved many lives."

Note: There are now 3,360 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 2,226 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate many casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

SMITH

Ernest Charles

Private 2361, 2/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensginton Battalion), London Regiment. Killed in action 2 July 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted Kensington, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. T. B. and Mrs. E. E. Smith, of Langley House, London Rd., St. Albans. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, . Pas de Calais, France Plot III. Row B. Grave 3.

SMITH

Ernest Edward

Private 41190, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 19 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Lambeth, Surrey, enlisted Watford. Son of George and Harriet Smith, of 17, Thornton St., St. Albans. Buried in BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 11.

SMITH

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SMITH

F

possibly Frederick Sidney SMITH, Private 9845, 20th Hussars. Died of wounds 30 October 1914. Aged 21. Born Barnes, London, enlisted Watford, resident Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Son of Charles and Alice Smith, of The Bull and Butcher, London Colney, St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

SMITH

Frederick Vicary

Private 1061, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 April 1915. Aged 21. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Frederick and Ellen Louisa Smith, of 9, Old London Rd., St. Albans. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 10.

SMITH

H [J]

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

SMITH

Harold Dent

Flight Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service. Presumed killed 24 May 1917. Aged 21. Son of A. F. and F. E. Smith, of 27, Clarence Rd., St. Albans. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1896 in the St. Albans Registration District. In the 1911 census he is the son of Arthur Frank and Florence Emily Smith, aged 15, at school, born St. Albans, resident 27 Clarence Road, St. Albans. Baptised 11 April 1896 in St. Albans Abbey. Father was a corn merchant. Began flying courses in November 1915. Aviators Certificate No 2746 16 April 1916 from The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, Panel 25.

Extract from National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), England & Wales, 1919.

SMITH Harold Dent of Shirley Clarence-road St. Alabans Hertfordshire died 24 May 1917 at sea Administration London 15 August to Arthur Frank Smith corn merchant.
Effects £162 1s. 7d.

SMITH

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possibly John SMITH, Private 4759, 7th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 29 May 1917. Enlisted St. Albans. Brother of Mrs. E Weston, of 11, Branch Rd., Park St., St. Albans. Formerly 22663, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ST. QUENTIN CABARET MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 10.

SMITH

Leonard

Private 22234, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31 October 1917. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Formerly 30283, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row A. Grave 8.

SMITH

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SMITH

P W

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SMITH

William James

Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 2 October 1917. Aged 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, of 46, Chester Rd., Highgate, London; husband of Rosina Smith, of 16, Arthur Rd., Fleetville, St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 125 to 128.

SMITH

William Thomas

Lance Corporal 14528, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916. Born Cricklewood, Middlesex, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 19.

SPENCE

F

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SPENCE

Harry

Private 331040, 10th Battalion, L:ancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 25th August 1918. Aged 20. Resident 7 Albert Street. Enlisted Hertford. Formerly 4798, Hertfordshire Regiment. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. T. V. Spence, of St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 and 6. See also Albert Street memorial

SQUIRES

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STEVENS

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STOCKDALE

Humphrey Walter

Rifleman 50001, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Islington, Midlesex, enlisted Watford, Hertfordshire, resident St. Albans. Son of Humphrey and Frances Stockdale, of 1, Hill St., St. Albans. Gormerly TR/13/56881, 18th Training Reservem Battalion. Buried in VILLERS HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 29.

STOKES

Leonard Arthur

Corproal 13297, "B" Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action during the attack on Pommiers Redoubt 1 July 1916. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of William and Eliza Stokes, of St. Albans, Herts. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 2.

STOKES

Walter

Private M2/136433, Mechanical Transport, Royal Amrmy Service Corps attached to 1st/3rd (Highland) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 1 August 1917. Born Codicote, Hertfordshire, enlisted Chelsea, resident St. Albans. Son of William and Sarah Jane Stokes, of Sleaps Hyde, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in GWALIA CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 12.

STONE

A

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STONE

Albert Charles

Private 20312, 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 17 July 1915. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of Mrs. Eliza Stone, of 10, Pageant Rd., St. Albans. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, son of Charles henry and Eliza Stone, born St. Albans, an Errand Boy at Boots Cash Chemists, resident 65 Albert Street, St Albans,. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot E. Row A. Grave 18. See also Pageant Road memorial and St. Albans St Saviour Church.

STONE

Frederick George

Driver 50519, 19th Division Signals, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27 April 1918. Aged 25. Born Barnsbury, Middlesex, enlisted Holbron, Middlesex, resident St. Albans. Son of Philip Tucker Stone and Fanny Elizabeth Stone, of 27, College Place, St. Albans, Herts. Born London. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row O. Grave 26.

STONE

H T

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

STRATTON

Charles

Private 43238, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 March 1917. Born Sandridge, enlisted St. Albans. Formerly 26735, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the in the 1911 census he was living with his parents George and Lizzie Stratton at 71. Heath Road, St. Albans. Buried in AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section N. Grave 5. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

STRATTON

Frederick Charles

Private 10797, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Born Welwyn, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Born in 1897 in Tewin near Hertford, the 1901 census shows him living in Tewin with his parents John Charles Stratton and Sarah Elizabeth Stratton (nee Mardell). The 1911 census shows him still living with his parents at Flint Cottages, Hedges Farm, St. Albans, aged 13. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

STREET

Albert

Private G/15537, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Aged 23. Born St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Street, of 34, Portland St., St. Albans. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot XVIII. Row C. Grave 4.

SUTTON

Herbert

Private 29663, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th February 1917. Resident 2 New Cootages, Wat ford Road. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 26. See also Bardwell Road memorial.

SWAIN

Charles Henry

Private 201199, 1st/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wound sin Plaestine 27 March 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of George and Agnes Mary Swain, of Maynes Cottages, Gorhambury, St. Albans. Formerly 20928, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot X. Row C. Grave 12.

SWAIN

Frederick

Private 201399, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in Palestine 20 July 1917. Aged 28. Enlisted St. Albans, resident Sandridge, Herfordshire. Husband of Emily Collins (formerly Swain), of Sandridge, St. Albans. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXX. Row A. Grave 12.

SWAIN

Noah

Private 73803 [SDGW} or 73893 [CWGC], 124th Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 13 August 1917. Aged 33. Born Weston, Herts, enlisted St. Albans. Formerly 47371, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Husband of Amy Swain, of 62, Park Corner, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 3. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

TAYLOR

Alfred

Private 24489, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Aged 30. Born 11 September 1885 in Radlett, Hertfordshire, enlisted Watford. Son of Abraham Alfred and Emma Taylor, of Bricket Wood, St. Albans; husband of Elizabeth Maude Taylor of The Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, they were married 29 December 1914, she was Elizabeth Maude Bennett, aged 33, marriage at Frogmore, Hertford, her father was Elisha Bennett. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, a labourer, unmarried, born Watford, son of Emma England, stepson of John England, all resident at Whitehead Cottages, Bricket Wood near St. Albans. In the 1901 census he was living with John and Emma England, aged 14, born Radlett, resident Bricket Wood near St. Albans; he had a sibling, Margary, aged 19. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Grave lost. Special memorial 77.

TAYLOR

Arthur William

Private 512497, 2/3rd London Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 4 May 1917. Aged 39. Enlisted Chelsea, London S.W., resident Diss, Norfolk. Son of Martin and Martha Taylor, of "Abbotsmead," London Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Born at Ditton, Widnes, Lancs. Resident in the U.S.A. prior to enlistment. [SDGW and CWGC do not seem to agree] Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.

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TAYLOR, MM

Joseph Edward

Corporal 265611, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Born Holloway, Middlesex, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor, of 33, Arthur Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

TAYLOR

W

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

TEARLE

Leslie James

Private 2007, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th July 1915. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of Edward and Emma Tearle, of 49, Culver Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 9. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

THATCHER

George John

Private 271017, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of pneumonia 2 November 1918. Aged 32. Born Tidworth, Wiltshire, enlsited and resident St. Albans. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Thatcher, of Lockeridge, nr. Marlborough, Wilts; husband of G. Thatcher, of Oldown, Lockington, Glos. Formerly 3130, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 4A.

Extract from The National Roll of the Great War, Section V, Luton:

THATCHER, G. J., Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in May 1915, and proceeded to the Western Front in the following September and fought in the Battles of Ypres and the Somme, and was invalided to England in March 1916 owing to ill-health. On recovery he was sent to Italy in October of that year and saw heavy fighting on the Piave front, and returning to France in March 1918 was in action in the Retreat and Advance. He was taken ill with pneumonia, and subsequently died in hospital in France on November 2nd, 1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
9, Ladysmith Road, St. Albans.
X2523/B.

THIELE

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THOMPSON

Frederick J

No further information currently available. See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

THORNE

John

Private 36481, 2nd Battalion formerly 6th Battalion, Pricess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 20. Only son of John and Emily Jane Thorne, of Childwick Green, St. Albans. Enlisted as 5867 in Hertfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162.

THORPE

Charles Ellicott

Driver 890066, 54th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Egypt 4 February 1918. Aged 22. Born Surry, enlisted St. Albans. Son of William James and Fanny Thorpe, of 31, Market St., Watford, Herts. Native of St. Albans. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section K. Grave 30.

THORPE

Ernest George

Private G/53826, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) attached to 1/19th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 5 September 1918. Aged 21. Born Claygate, Sureey, enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Son of William James and Fanny Thorpe, of 945, London Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 21298, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment and 21336, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in ETRETAT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 10.

THRALE

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TODD

Ernest [Arthur]

Gunner 135019, 182nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident St.Albans, enlisted Watford. Son of William Henry and Annie Elizabeth Todd, of 38, Pageant Rd., St. Albans, Herts. His birth was registered in the April to June Quarter 1893 in St. Albans Registration District, Hertfordshire. He was chistened 2 April 1893 at Sandridge, Hertfordshire, son of William Henry and Annie Elizabeth Todd. His enlistment papers give his address as 38 Pageant Road, St. Albans. He enlisted 20 December 1916 at Watford, aged 23 years 10 months. His mother, Annie, of 38 Pageant Road, St. Albans, was his next of kin; he had two brothers and three sisters. He was a printer's apprentice by trade, 5 feet 7¼ inches, 140 lbs, 36 inch chest His body was exhumed 15 May 1919 and reburied in ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 8. See also Pageant Road memorial

TOTMAN

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TOULMIN

Philip Musgrave

[Listed as TOULMAN on SDGW] Lieutenant, Leicestershire Yeomany. Killed in action 22 June 1917. Aged 30. Son of Henry J. Toulmin, J.P., D.L. and E. L. Toulmin, of Kingsbury Lodge, St. Albans. Buried in VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 24.

TOYER

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TRAHAR

Frederick William

Lance Corporal 10211, 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 13 April 1915. Aged 28. Born Shoreditch, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident St. Albans. Son of F. W. and Lilian Trahar, of 7, Alexandra Rd., St. Albans. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Shoreditch, a Private in the 1st Battalion, Camerionians, based in Tempe Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa. Buried in RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 11.

TWELVETREES

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TYLER

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USHER

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VIALS

William Thomas

Private 75944, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) posted to 2/2nd Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1918. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Watford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Vials, of 51, Church St., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 17507, 29th Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21. See also Vyse & Son War Memorial

VICKERY

Charles Henry

Private 48822, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 10 August 1917. Aged 29. Born King's Cross, enlisted and resident St. Albans. Son of William and Nellie Vickery, of 24, Southfield Rd., Ponders End, Enfield, Middx.; husband of Annie Emily Vickery, of "Hillside," Union Lane, St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

WALDOCK

Ernest Frederick George

Rifleman C/437, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 21st July 1916. Aged 20. Resident 1 Thorpe Road. Born and enlisted St. Albans. Son of William and Elizabeth Waldock, of 1, Thorpe Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Employed at Vyse's Hat factory, Rigmont Road, and his name appears on their memorial also. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B. See also Bardwell Road memorial and Vyse & Son War Memorial

WALDOCK

William

Private 22501, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 July 1916. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Son of Mrs. W. Waldock, of 92, Park Corner, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 61. See also Sopwell Lane memorial

WALKER

Arthur Edward

Private 10588, 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 11 July 1916. Aged 30. Born 29 January 1885 in South Tottenham, London. Son of Mrs. A. S. Walker, 118, Fishpool Street, St. Albans, Herts. Groom by trade. Unmarried. Previously served 10 years in the Royal Navy. Attested 22 September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec, Canada, aged 29 years 9 months, passed fit 2 September 1914, height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 37 inches, complexion medium, eyes brown, hair dark brown; religious denomination Church of England. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot E. Row 1. Grave 14. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10002 - 22

WALKER

Montague Clarence John

1896 – 1914 - Montague was born in Forest Gate, Essex, in 1896, the eldest child of John William and Susan Walker. He had one other brother - Reginald. Lance corporal according to the Diocese of St. Albans’ Roll of Honour.

Lance Corporal 34307, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorials), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 22nd February 1918. Born Bow, Middlesex, enlisted St. Albans. Formerly 28843, General Service Cavalry. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 13. See also St. Albans Tabernacle Church

WALKER

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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 Verulam Road memorial

WALTERS

J

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WARD

Albert George

Private 154483, Machine Gun Corps (In fantry). Killed in action 6 October 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Watford. Son of James and Mary Ann Ward, of 139, Verulam Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 31650, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 18.

WARD

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WARD

J

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WARD

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WARD

Sydney

Serjeant 11576, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 19 January 1915. Aged 32. Born Birmingham, enliusted London, resident St. Albans. Son of John and Mary Emma Ward, of "Aigburth," Upton Avenue, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 54.

WARNER, VC

Edward

Private 7602, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd May 1915. Aged 32. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of the late Mark and Charlotte M. Warner. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

An extract from the London Gazette, No. 29210, dated 29th June, 1915, records the following:-

"For most conspicuous bravery near 'Hill 60' on 1st May, 1915. After Trench 46 had been vacated by our troops, consequent on a gas attack, Private Warner entered it single-handed in order to prevent the enemy taking possession. Reinforcements were sent to Private Warner, but could not reach him owing to the gas. He then came back and brought up more men, by which time he was completely exhausted, but the trench was held until the enemy's attack ceased. This very gallant soldier died shortly afterwards from the effects of gas poisoning."

WARREN

Fred Thomas

Corporal C/3990. 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 2 August 1917. Aged 31. Born Thornham, Mgna, enlisted Cockspur STreet, Middlesex, resident St. Albans. Husband of Betty Warren, of Harrowden, Folly Avenue, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row N. Grave 18.

WARWICK

Frank

Private 8527, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 December 1917. Aged 38. Born Sandridge, Herts, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of John and Emily Warwick, of 27, Boundary Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

WARWICK

William Walter

Rifleman 51842, 8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Died in United Kingdom 28 October 1918. Aged 28. Enlisted Watford, Herts, resident St. Albans. Son of John and Emily Warwick, of 27, Boundary Rd., St. Albans; husband of Elizabeth Warwick, of 62, Warwick Rd., St. Albans,. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot E. Row D. Grave 28. See also St. Albans St Saviour Church.

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 High Street 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 High Street memorial.

WATSON

Ernest Lancelot

[Listed as Lance Watson on Holywell hill memorial] Sapper 1072, 1st/3rd London Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 29th September 1915. Aged 23. Enlisted Chelsea, Middlesex, resident St. Albans. Son of Ernest and Louisa Ann Watson, of Holywell Hill, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in NORTH MAROC INTERCOMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 6. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

WATTS

Henry Rowland

Second LIeutenant, 6th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 June 1917. Aged 33. Son of Henry and Ellen Watts, of "Trenel," Lemsford Rd., St. Albans. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 1.

WEBB

A C

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WEBBER

William Farel (The Rev.)

Chaplain, H.M.S. Black Prince, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk during the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 31. Son of Harry and Kathleen Webber, of 86, Sandridge Rd., St. Albans, Herts. Born in Paris. B.A. In the 1911 census he was unmarried, a boarder, aged 25, Clergyman Established Church, born Paris, France, resident 23 Annandale Road, Greenwich, London S.E. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamsphire. Panel 11.

WEBDALE

C S

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WEBDALE

J C

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WEBSTER

Albert Ernest

Company Serjeant Major 13235, 39th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 21 September 1918. Born Rowle, Reggs, Staffordshire, enlisted Birmingham, resident Oldhill. Son of Noah and Emma Webster, of Old Hill; husband of Mrs. Ethel May Webster, of 37, Clyde Street, Old Hill, Staffs then of 20, Camp View Road, St. Albans; father of Denys, aged 2 at the time of his death. Formerly 9679, Rifle Brigade. Buried in LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK, Nord, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 3.

WEEDON

William

Private 755, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 October 1914. Aged 28. Born and resident Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, enlisted London. Son of Mrs. Martha Weedon, of 39, Watson's Row, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8.

WELCH

William

Private 4/6653, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born Colney Heath, enlisted and resident St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.

WELLS

Frederick D

Private 1915, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Hitchin. Son of Daniel Wells, of 48, Ladysmith Rd., St. Albans; husband of Nora Wells, of 1, Park Rd., Kingston Hill. Kingston-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 135.

WELSH

William

Chief Motor Mechanic 1688, 7th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 26 April 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted 11 September 1914. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Welch, of Vixendell, Roestock, St. Albans. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 29.

WEST

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WEST

Frank Mansell

Private 29838, 2/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 October 1917. Born and resident Aylesbury, enlisted Oxford. Formerly 28539, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry. Son of A. T. West, of 5, Stone Cross, St. Albans, Herts. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 57.

WESTELL

Lionel

Private 96064, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 3 November 1918. Aged 38. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Watford. Son of E. T. and M. A. Westell, of St. Albans; husband of Rose E. Westell, of "Areegra", Carlisle Avenue, St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 1979, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in ST. POL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. POL-SUR-TERNOISE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 3.

WHEELER

E Cecil

[Listed as Cecil E Wheeler on CWGC and Verulam Road memorial] 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 Verulam Road memorial

WHITE

J H

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WIGGS

Arthur

Corporal 12444, "D" Company, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 April 1917. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted St. Albans. Son of George and Eliza. Wiggs, of 31, Lower Dagnall St., St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5 See also Lower Dagnall Street memorial

WILCOX

P S

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WILKINSON

F A

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

WILKS

Frank Walter

Lance Corporal 210901, 63rd Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 29th September 1918. Aged 20. Born St Pancras, middlesex, enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Son of George W. and Clara Wilks, of 60, Boundary Rd., St. Albans. Buried in PROVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 46. See also Post Office Memorial and St. Albans St Saviour Church.

WILLETT

William

Private 16889, 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 April 1915. Aged 22. Born Sopwell, Herts, enlisted St. Albans. Son of Emma Willett, of St. Julians Cottages, Watford Rd., St. Albans, and the late John Willett. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8 and 12.

WILLIAMS

John Roger

Private 40552, "B" Company, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Newcastle, Staffordshire. Son of James and Sarah Williams, of 3, Lower Bath St., Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs; husband of Theodora Violet Williams, of 74, Ramsbury Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7 and 8.

WILSON

Henry

Private G/29531, "B" Company, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 9 December 1918. Aged 34. Born St. Peter's, Herts, enlisted Bedford, resident St. Albans. Husband of Nellie Jane Wilson, of 3, Bardwell Rd., St. Albans. Buried in ST. ALBANS (HATFIELD ROAD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot E. Row Z. Grave 12.

WINDMILL

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WOOD

F

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WOODBURN

Cyril George

[Listed as Cecil George WOODBURN on SDGW] Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 4th Battalion, Leictesreshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 22. Son of Harry Barnett Woodburn and Margaret Woodburn, of "Mainfield," York Rd., St. Albans. In the 1911 census he was a son aged 18, Mechanical Draughtman, born Eastham, Essex, resident Mainfield, York Road, St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 42 and 44.

WOODMAN

T F

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WOODWARD

Frederick Charles

Private 266546, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1917. Aged 30. Enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. Son of the late Charles Woodward; husband of Gertrude Hodgkinson (formerly Woodward), of 61, Holly Rd., Uttoxeter, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 153. See also Holywell Hill memorial.

WORBY

W

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WORKER

H

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WORSSAM

Leslie Henry

Private 1915, 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action 8 February 1917. Aged 32.Enlisted Armoury House, resident St. Albans. Son of Henry John and Caroline Worssam, of "St. Faith's," Battlefield Rd., St. Albans. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 33.

WRIGHT

Edward James

Corporal 2608, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 25 November 1916. Aged 22. Son of Frederick John Wright, of 41, Cannon St., St. Albans, Herts. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, . Section O. Plot II. Row Q. Grave 11.

WRIGHT

Herbert

Private 36497, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 15 October 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident St. Albans, enlisted Hertford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wright, of St. Albans, Herts. Formerly 6112, Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 11. See also Sopwell Lane memorial and St. Albans St Saviour Church.

XERXES

Edwin Charles

Private G/15566, "D" Company, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 6 November 1917. Aged 20. Born Bermondsey, Surrey, enlisted Hertford. Son of Edwin Charles Xerxes, of 38, Camp View Rd., St. Albans, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.

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