STANDON WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Janet Graves 2006
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.
Copyright © Andy Pay 2006
THE GLORY OF
AND IN SACRED
MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
further information currently
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
further information currently
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
further information currently
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.
Medal Card shows him as Private 2534 and Private 105796, Hertfordshire
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 January 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
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.
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.
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.
NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. AND
DURING THE 1939-1945 WAR
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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,
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.
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.
‘Tom’ Frank Harold
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.
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.
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
IN THE CHURCHYARD BUT NOT ON MEMORIAL
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,
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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