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STANDON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Janet Graves 2006

The memorial is within the parish church of St Mary and consists of a stone cross and tablet with the names of the fallen inscribed. Below the tablet is a small cross inscribed "In Memory of Alfred Smith". There are 36 names for World War 1 and 10 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Andy Pay 2006

TO
THE GLORY OF
GOD
AND IN SACRED
MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1918.

ALDRIDGE Henry
Sergeant 201641. 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 24th October 1918. Aged 34. Born Aldbury, enlisted Tottenham. Son of William and Jemima Aldridge; husband of Phoebe Mary Ann Aldridge, of 23, Culross Rd., West Green, South Tottenham, London. Formerly 33027, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Vendegies Cross Roads British Cemetery, Bermerain, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 20.
AYLETT Charles
Possibly Private 201293, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted Bishop's Stortford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Aylett, of 6, Bartholomew Rd., Bishop's Stortford, Herts.; husband of Maude R. M. Wren (formerly Aylett), of Bank Cottages, Puckeridge, Ware, Herts. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 33 to 39.
BENTLEY David [John]
Corporal 7751, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 26th October 1917. Born Standon, enlisted Marylebone, resident Paddington. Formerly 3455, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 47.
BREWERTON William Benjamin
Private 27737, 6th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action on the 10th April, 1918. Age 19. Born and enlisted London, resident Standon. Son of Bessie Pateman (formerly Brewerton), of "The Nag's Head", Well Pond Green, Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire, and the late Benjamin James Brewerton. Formerly 374977, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Passendale, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave Reference 119 to 120.
BURR James Stanley
Staff Sergeant 12749, Experimental Establishment, Royal Arsenal, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on the 6th June, 1916. Age 29. Son of James Henry and Elizabeth Burr, of Standon; husband of Ida M. Burr, of Standon Post Office, Ware. Buried in the Churchyard of St. Mary, Standon, Hertfordshire.
CLARK Henry Beaumont
[Spelt CLARKE on SDGW] Lance Corporal 265970, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on the 31st July, 1917. Age 20. Enlisted Hertford, resident Standon. Son of Thomas Clarke, of 18, Randolph Rd., Custom House, London. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.
CLEMENTS Ernest Clarence Jason
Private 15788, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September, 1916. Age 24. Born Worcester, enlisted Hertford, resident Standon. Son of Ernest and Marion Clements, of Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, The Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
CLEMENTS Albert James
Private 15519, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds on the 21st April, 1917. Age 23. Born and resident Standon, enlisted Hertford. Son of Marion J. Clements, of Standon, Hertfordshire. Buried in the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France. Grave Reference II. P. 11.

Note: The area around Duisans was occupied by Commonwealth forces from March 1916, but it was not until February 1917 that the site of this cemetery was selected for the 8th Casualty Clearing Station. The first burials took place in March and from the beginning of April the cemetery grew very quickly, with burials being made from the 8th Casualty Clearing Station.

HARVEY Frederick
Gunner 18869, 1st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on the 3rd December, 1918. Age 34. Son of George and Lydia Harvey, of Standon, Hertfordshire. Buried in the Charleroi Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave Reference N. 17.
HILL Alfred
[Listed as HILLS on the memorial] Private 33844, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born Thunderidge, enlisted Bedford, resident Ware. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
HAWKEN Horace
Private 15675, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September, 1916. Born St. Keyne, Cornwall, enlisted Hertford, resident Standon. No known grave. Commemorated on Thievpal Memorial, The Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
HUTCHIN William
Private 97488, 15th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 19th October, 1918. Enlisted Hertford, resident Standon. Formerly 330911, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in the Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France. Grave Reference VIII. C. 9.

Note: Le Cateau remained in German hands until the middle of Ocobter, 1918. The name of the Highland Cemetery is from the comparatively high ground on which it stands. The Cemetery was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when graves of October and November 1918 were bought in from isolated positions on all sides of Le Cateau.

JENNINGS Arthur
No further information currently
JOSLEN Frank (Francis) J
Private O/24722, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 11th November, 1918. Age 26. Husband of Winifred Mary Theresa Joslen, of 49, Thackeray Avenue, Tottenham, London. Buried in the Nairobi South Cemetery, Uhuru Highway, Nairobi, South Africa. Grave Reference III. D. 2.
KENWAY Reuben
Rifleman 322445, 2nd/6th Battalion, London Regiment (City of London Rifles). Killed in action on the 3rd June, 1917. Age 23. Son of Mrs. Sarah Mary Kenway, of 2, Lindsey Terrace, Standon, Ware, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9 and 10.
LE BLANC-SMITH Charles Ralph
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). killed in action 27th November 1915. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row R. Grave 9.
LONG Alfred E
Private 9183, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 24th May, 1915. Age 20. Son of Alfred and Ellen E. Long, of Puckeridge, Ware, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

MACFARLANE Wallace Bird
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, and attached.to the 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 10th March, 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France. Panels 31 and 32.
MARTIN Alfred
Private 203385, 1st Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 3rd May, 1917. Age 19. Son of Alfred and Kate Martin, of Hadham Road, Standon, Hertfordshire. Buried at the Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference VI. C. 26.

Note: Vis-En-Artois and Harcourt were taken by the Canadian Corps on 27th August, 1918. The cemetery was begun immediately afterwards and was used by fighting units and field ambulances until the middle of October. It was increased after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields of April-June, 1917, August and September, 1918, and from the smaller cemeteries in the neighbourhood.

MARTIN Edward Charles
Private 19725, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd December 1917. Born and resident Standon, enlisted Hertford. Formerly 18101, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 27.
MILTON Thomas
No further information currently
MOTTRAM Samuel Roberts
Private, PS/3206, 17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 24th April 1917. Son of Benjamin Ernest Mottram, of Puckeridge. In 1911 census he was a Shoe Maker's Assistant, aged 18, born Standon. Buried in the Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, Franace. Graves Reference II. B. 71.
NICHOLSON Stanley F
Private 3098/B, Veterinary Hospital, Australian Army Veterinary Corps. Died 16th January 1919. Enlisted Warren, New South Wales, Australia. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, STANDON, Hertfordshire.
OAKLEY Francis [William]
Private 15306, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th December 1915. Born Standon, enlisted Hertford, resident Little Hadham. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

PEPPER, MM Walter
Lance Corporal, P/13932, Military Mounted Police, Military Police Corps. Killed in action 29th June, 1918. Age 33. Born Standon, enlisted Stratford, resident Hitchin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Pepper, of Standon, Ware, Herts.; husband of Mrs. B. M. Pepper, of 39, Periwinkle Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Formerly 8220, East Surrey Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal. Buried in the Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France. Grave Reference III. C. 16.
PETTS Charles
Private 7374, Ist Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd October, 1914. Age 29. Husband of Eliza Petts, of Vine Cottages, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
RULE John
Private 36439, 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 17th February, 1917. Age 34. Son of Mr. T. and Mrs. E. Rule of Fairfield Cottage, Puckeride, Ware, Hertfordshire. Buried in the Regina Trench Cemeter, Grandcourt, Grave Reference V11. D. 25.
SMITH Alfred
Private 36478, 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th February 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Hertford, resident Ware. Formerly 5792, Hertfordshire Regiment. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Smith, of Latchford Farm, Standon, Ware, Herts. No known grave. Commmeorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

SMITH Edward
Private 1826, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1916. Born Stansted Abbotts, resident Musley Hill, Ware, enlisted Ware. Buried in Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Plot X. Row A. Grave 4.
SWALLOW Edward
Private 8410, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st April, 1918. Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Swallow of 86, Watton Road, Ware, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.
SWALLOW Ramah
Rifleman S/23394, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 5th April 1918. Born Standon, enlisted and resident Stratford, Essex. Husband of M. Swallow, of 73, Paul St., Stratford, London. Buried in Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 15.
TAYLOR Albert E
No further information currently
TEW David James
In the Civil Registration of Deaths index is David J TEW, died Apr-Jun Quarter 1920, aged 25, in the Edmonton Registration District, Middlesex. In the 1911 census David James Tew was the son of James and Esther Tew, aged 16, a Baker, born Ponders End, resident Standon.

His Medal Card shows him as Private 2534 and Private 105796, Hertfordshire Yeomanry.

He was discharged in 1919, his papers show the following. Private 105796, "D" Squadron, Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Son of James Harvey of Mill End, Standon, Ware, Herts. Wnlisted 14th JUne 1915 at Hertford. Discharged aged 24. He had embarked at Devonport 22 January 1916, joined the 1/1st Battalion, hertfordshire Yeomanry at Mtruh 4 February 1916, returned to "A" Camp at Gabbari 6 MArch 1916, emabrked for Basra at Suez, 28 March 1916 and disembarked at Basra, Mesopotamia (Iraq), 15 April 1916. he was admitted to Field Hospital 20 June 1916, rejoined his unit 2 July 1916, he was deprived of 7 days pay on 31 July 1916 for being insolent to his superior officer whilst on execution of his duty, admitted to 40 Field Ambulance Hospital at Amara 28 October 1916 with paratyphoid. He was then invalided to India from Basra 14 December 1916 on Hospital Ship "Varella". On 18 January 1918 he embarked on Hospital Ship "Varsova" at Karachi and disembarked and joined No. 3. British general Department at basra 22 Janaury 1918. He joined his unit ar Ramadi 10 february 1918, admitted to hospital 6 March 1918 with Prostatis, admitted (stricture) at Ramadi 6 March 1918 and discharged to duty at Ramadi 9 March 1918. Rejoined detachment ar Ramadi 10 March 1918. He waa admitted to hospital in the Field 27 September 1918 with influenza and then admitted to Convalescent Department at Baghdad 5 October 1918, rejoined his unit 29 October 1918. He emabarked on S.S. "City of Sparda" on 9 March 1919. He was Disembodied on Demobilization 14 May 1919 at Canterbury. He had served 3 years and 335 days. Prior to his enlistment he was a Nurseryman, he was discharged to the address 83 Turkey Street, Enfield Highway, Enfield, Middlesex, aged 24.

VERNEDE Robert Ernest
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion attached. 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 9th April 1917. Aged 41. Husband of C. H. Vernede, of The Paper Mill, Standon, Herts. A noted poet and author. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, . III. D. 16.
WARMAN Walter George
Private 18734, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28th June 1915. Born Standon (listed as Stanton on SDGW) circa 1891, enlisted Hertford, resident Ware. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 54.
WHITAKER Eric Arthur
Private 15787, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25th December 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Standon, enlisted Hertford. Son of Francis Henry and Emma Whitaker, of Old Bell Inn, Standon, Herts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, . VI. A. 1A.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. AND DURING THE 1939-1945 WAR
BARDELL John Arthur Henry
[Records state Arthur Henry but memorial lists him as John A H] Corporal 595335, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Herfordshire Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese on the Burma Railway 28th May 1943. Aged 26. Born and resident Hertfordshire. Son of Harry and Louisa Bardell who lived at Broken Green Cottages, Standon; eldest of four sons and one daughter. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 8. Row F. Grave 44.

BARTLETT Eric
Private 5950454, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 28th October 1943 as a prisoner of war of the Japqnese. Aged 25. Son of William Frederick and Helen Maud Bartlett, of High Cross, Hertfordshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row N. Grave 13.

BRADLEY Philip George
Private 14385551, 1st Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 5th October 1943. Aged 20. Son of Herbert and Lily Bradley, of Standon, Hertfordshire. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row B. Grave 39.
CHANDOS-POLE Pete
Master, S.S. Pacific (Hull), Merchant Navy. Died 9th February 1943. Aged 38. Son of Christopher and Constance Chandos-Pole; husband of Hilda A. Chandospole, of Starcross, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 78.

COPELAND John King
Leading Aircraftman 531915, 45 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 14th June 1940. Aged 25. Son of Percy James Copeland and Alice Edith Copeland; husband of Leila Jane Copeland, of Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey. Buried in HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 15. Row G. Grave 2.
CROZIER Frederick Eric Charles
Sergeant (Pilot) 908262, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th April 1941. Aged 20. Son of Frederick William and Adelaide Bertha Crozier, of Standon. Buried east of the Church in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, STANDON, Hertfordshire.
ELDRED Douglas Edwin
Sergeant 1321513, 70 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th June 1943. Aged 19. Son of Edwin Lawrence Eldred and Mary Letitia Eldred. of Puckeridge, Hertfordshire. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 5.
PARKER Victor George
Private 5951254, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 30th September 1943. Aged 24. Son of Herbert Louis Parker and Agnes May Parker, of Standon, Hertfordshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row B. Grave 57.

British Section of Kanchanaburi War Cemetery where Victor Parker is buried.

ROOKWOOD Thomas ‘Tom’ Frank Harold
[Listed on CWGC as Frank Thomas Harold] Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1809843, 194 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th November 1944. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 5. Row B. Grave 21.
SKINNER Eric John
Second Lieutenant 174335, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 23rd February 1942. Aged 26. Son of John Skinner, and of Florence Mary Skinner, of Standon, Hertfordshire. Husband of Edna Maud Skinner (nee Bowdon). No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 13.

Note: The RANGOON MEMORIAL bears the names of almost 27,000 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died during the campaigns in Burma (now Myanmar) and who have no known grave. The memorial stands in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, which is the largest of the three war cemeteries in Burma. It was begun in 1951 for the reception of graves from four battlefield cemeteries at Akyab, Mandalay, Meiktila and Sahmaw which were difficult to access and could not be maintained. The last was an original 'Chindit' cemetery containing many of those who died in the battle for Myitkyina. The graves have been grouped together at Taukkyan to preserve the individuality of these battlefield cemeteries Burials were also transferred from civil and cantonment cemeteries, and from a number of isolated jungle and roadside sites. Because of prolonged post-war unrest, considerable delay occurred before the Army Graves Service were able to complete their work, and in the meantime many such graves had disappeared. However, when the task was resumed, several hundred more graves were retrieved from scattered positions throughout the country and brought together here.

BURIED IN THE CHURCHYARD BUT NOT ON MEMORIAL
BICKNELL, DFC John Conway
Flying Officer (Navigator.) 135156, 21 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th July 1944. Aged 22. Son of John Lloyd Bicknell, and of Maude Elizabeth Bicknell, of Clifton, Bristol; husband of Dorothy Blanche Bicknell, of Standon. Awarded the Disatinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) Buried east of the Church in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, STANDON, Hertfordshire.
HARVEY Kenneth James
Staff Serjeant 1899384, Royal Engineers. Died 27th August 1946. Aged 30. Husband of Elizabeth Margaret Harvey, of Standon. Buried east of the Church in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, STANDON, Hertfordshire.

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