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SUNNYSIDE, BERKHAMSTED - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards

Memorial is in ground of St Michael and All Saints Church, Sunnyside, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire. It stands in front of a yew tree and has become badly weathered making it very, very hard to read. The list of names has been supplied by the Rev. David Abbott.

Photographs Copyright © 2003 - Carolynn Langley

1914- 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THERE LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY

BAYLISS Walter
Private 8th Bedfordshire Regt. Killed in action on the Somme 15th August 1916. Age 20. Son of Jane and Harry Bayliss. 118 George Street THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
CAPELL George Frederick
Ordinary seaman R.N. Killed on board HMS "VIVID 30 APR 1917. age 18 son of George and Silvey of 102 Gossoms End PLYMOUTH OLD CEMETERY.
CHANNING Frank
Lance Corporal. ROYAL WILTSHIRE YEOMANRY. Killed in action at Passchendaele 12 November 1917 age 33 son of Emanuel and Annie of Salisbury TYNECOT MEMORIAL
COLE George Ernest
Private. 1st EAST YORKSHIRE Regiment Died of wounds in France 21 st September 1914. son of Thomas and Emma. VENDRESSE BRITISH CEMETERY.
COOPER Walter William
Sergeant. Military Police Corps. died of wounds in France 2nd January 1919. Husband of E.M. Cooper 7 Station road. LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY.
CULVERHOUSE Horace Herbert
Private. HERTFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY. Died of pneumonia in Mesopotamia 29th May 1917 aged 19 son of Herbert and Alice of 23 Gossoms End. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. BAGHDAD WAR CEMETERY. * ALSO ON John Dickinsons Memorial
DEAN Horace
Pte. Hertfordshire Regiment. Enlisted august 1914. Killed in action in France 8 October 1918 age 26. Former Scoutmaster at Berkhamstead of 14 Gravel Path. VIS-en-Artois MEMORIAL.
DELL William George
Corporal (Shoeing Smith) 1st Hertfordshire YEOMANRY. Died in Egypt 22nd September 1918 age 26 born Tring. Husband of Fanny. KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY.
DRAPER George
Gunner 20th siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Enlisted 1916. Went to France in December. Died of wounds in France 28 April 1917. Age 36. Son of Betsy and Late William of George Street. Formerly employed as a dairyman with J. Stupples. CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY.
DUNTON Arthur Edward
Sapper Inland Water Transport Royal Eng. Died of wounds in France 29 November 1918. age 26 of 48 George Street. St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION
DYER Walter
Private. 1st NORFOLK REGIMENT. Killed in action 29th November 1915. age 23 son of William and Sarah of Lock House, Ravens Lane. Formerly employed at Castle Dock. Le TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY.
FINAL Albert
Private. 4th BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT. Killed in action at Beaumont-Hamel 8th February 1917. ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY.
FLINT Frederick
1st/5th BEDFORDSHIRE REGT. died in Palestine 19 Nov 1918. of 11 New Cottage Northchurch( H. Flint on war mem.) DEIR El BELAH WAR CEMETERY.
GEARY Thomas
Pte. 1st MIDDLESEX REGIMENT. Died of wounds at Birkenhead Hospital 16 September 1916 age 18. Son of John of 50 George Street. Member of 1st Berkhamstead boy scouts. Buried at St John the Evangalist Church, Bourne End. also on BOURNE END MEMORIAL
GILBERT William Harvey
Sergeant. 24th RIFLE BRIGADE died of wounds 21st October 1919 age 41, husband of Jessie of 11 New Street, Member of Berkhamstead Fire Brigade. Buried at St. John the Evangalist Bourne end. Also on BOURNE END MEMORIAL.
GOODEGE Arthur Lewes
Private. 19TH LONDON REGT. enlisted Hampstead. died of wounds in France 3 December 1917 born in Berkhamstead. St SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION. also on NETTLEDEN MEMORIAL..
GOODEGE George
1st/19th MIDDLESEX REGT. of Wealdstone. Killed in action Richard (Dick) at Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia. 22 November 1915 born in Berkhamstead. Played for Sunnyside Football Club. Formerly employed at Cooper's, then as a lithographer in in Harrow. BASRA MEMORIAL..
GOODEGE Thomas
GUARDSMAN 2nd GRENADIER GUARDS enlisted Ealing died of wounds in France 3rd August 1917 aged 37. born in Berkhamstead. son of George and Ann. WIMEREAUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY.
GRACE Frank
Private. 11th ROYAL FUSILIERS formerly with 4th EAST SURREY REGT. died of wounds in France 25th September 1918. Born Berkhamstead. son of Herbert and Elizabeth. Formerly employed at APSLEY MILLS. BOISGUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY also on john dickinson's memorial
GRACE Gazeley
Private.2nd WELSH REGIMENT. Enlisted with the BEDFORDSHIRE REGT. Killed in action at Le Cateau on 22nd October 1918 age 18 husband of Emily. Formerly employed at Cooper's HIGHLAND CEMETERY.
HARDWICK-TERRY Leonard Alfred
CAPTAIN ROYAL FLYING CORPS. Joined The INNS of Court and served in EGYPT in the signalling service with the ANZACS. Came home and joined the RFC. He flew to Berkhamstead Christmas 1916 and landed in Kitchener’s field. Promoted to Flight Commander and a Captaincy and flew many times over German lines. Accidentally killed in France 31st August 1917 when his plane lost a wing and crashed from1.500 feet. Age 21. Son of Edward and Emily of Boxwell Road. Educated at Berkhamstead School and was the first schoolboy to install a wireless apparatus at home. Formerly employed with a ship building firm in Scotland. AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY.
HEMELEY Gordon Victor
Private. 6th ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGT. enlisted with the HERTFORDSHIRE REGT. Killed in action during the battle of the Somme 29th September 1916 born Berkhamstead. ( surname recorded as HEMLEY on Hemel Hempstead war memorial). THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
HILL Roland Edwin
5th ENGINEER ROYAL NAVY TRANSPORT. died at home from influenza and pneumonia 1st November 1918 age 19. of Hanover House Boxwell Road,
HUTCHINS Ralph
SECOND LIEUTENANT. 8th MIDDLESEX REGT., died 3 June 1916.
JONES Arthur Robert Edward
Acting Corpl 9th ROYAL ENGINEERS. died 26 Dec 1914 born in Scotland. son of Robert and Amelia, and husband of Edith. WIMBLEDON CEMETERY.
KIRKMAN Harold
Private. 24th LONDON REGT. Killed in action in France 26 May 1915. LETOURET MEMORIAL
KIRKMAN Henry Boyd
Sergt. LONDON REGT.(LONDON IRISH RIFLES) killed in action Palestine. 1st May 1918.
LAUGHTON Thomas
Private, SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS died of wounds 14 June 1916. age 23.RIPON CEMETERY
LUDLOW Joseph Albert
Private 164th PROTECTION COY. ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS. enlisted with the HERFORDSHIRE REGT. died at home 11 November 1918 Buried St. Peters Cemetery. BERKHAMSTEAD,
MILLS George John
Private 16th LANCASHIRE FUSILLIERS. Killed in action on 17 June 1918 CAABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY.
MOORE Ernest
Bedfordshire regt.
PARTRIDGE John Stanners
Driver ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY.killed in France by an enemy shell on his 19th birthday. 6 April 1917. formerly employed at Apsley Mills. son of mrs C Partridge and the late William. ANZIN-ST AUBIN BRITISH CEMETERY. ( also on JOHN DICKINSONS MEMORIAL)
PITKIN John Edward
Private. 1st QUEENS (ROYAL WEST SURREY REGT.) formerly with the East Surrey Regt. Killed in action France 5 NOVEMBER 1916 THEIPVAL MEMORIAL.
PRESTON Joseph
Private. 16th ROYAL SUSSEX REGT. Killed in action on the Somme 18 September 1918 STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY.
PROSSER George
Private. 6th NORTHANTS REGT. Killed in action on the Somme 9th November 1916 POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY.
RANCE Herbert James
Driver. ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS.killed by shell fire in France 21 March 1918 of 85 George Street. former employee of Berkhamstead Urban District Council. FAUIBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY.
RINGSELL Edwin
Lance Corporal. 6th ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGT. enlisted with Hertfordshire regt. Killed by shrapnel when on sentry duty at the Somme 12 November 1916. formerly employed by Cooper's and in South America. of George Street. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
SILLS Lewis
Private. CAMERONIANS ( SCOTTISH RIFLES) killed in action at the Somme 23 October 1916 born in Northchurch. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
SMITH Joseph
Private. 1st BEDFORDSHIRE REGT. Killed in action in France 30 July 1915 age 30 son of Charles Smith. formerly employed with Messrs. Button & Pikes.
SMITH Samuel
Rifleman POST OFFICE RIFLES killed in action at Arras 21 MAY 1916 AGE 28. OF 14 Park Street. son of the late Samuel. ARRAS MEMORIAL.
STOTT Edwin
Master Matiner ROYAL NAVY. Killed aboard "SS CONCH 7 December 1916. of Boxwell Road.
TARBOX George
Sergeant. 1st BEDFORDSHIRE REGT. Killed in action in Belguim 21st April 1915. age 33 son of George and Emily Tarbox of 17 New Street. RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL CEMETERY.
TOMLIN William Edward
Private. 2nd BEDFORDSHIRE REGT. Died of wounds in France 15 November 1914. born Northchurch. WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY.
WARREN George Henry
Lance Corporal.6th BEDFORDSHIRE REGT. served for 16 months at the front. died of wounds at Weymouth Hospital 10 Dec 1917. Educated at Victoria School.Formerly employed at COOPERS. buried at ST. John the Evangalist Church BOURNE END. ( also on war memorial at Bourne end)
WEBB Alfred John Henry
Gunner 34th ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY. enlisted August 1914 died of wounds at the Somme 21stAugust 1916 age 21 son of Henry and Emma of 47 Ellesmere Road. CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY.
WILKINS Charles Frederick
RIFLEMAN 3rd RIFLE BRIGADE. Killed in action in Belgium 21 October 1914 age 28 born in Reading. son of Charles husband of Bridget. PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL.
WILKINS Leonard Private
CANADIAN INFANTRY (ALBERTA REGT).killed in action in France 9 April 1917 VIMY RIDGE MEMORIAL.
WRIGHT George
Private. ROYAL DEFENCE CORPS. enlisted with the HERTS REGT. died 27 June 1916. age 47 husband of Phoebe of 28 George Street. WOOLWICH CEMETERY.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS. john 15:13 ~
1938 - 1945
COCKS C J
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EDMUNDS Richard D

Private 36674, 1,7th (H.D), Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 6th December 1940. Aged 54. Son of Fredrick and Louie Edmunds, of Berkhamsted; husband of Lilian Edmunds, of Great Berkhamsted. Buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Sunnyside, Hertfordshire. Grave 121

THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE
REGIMENT.
6th DECEMBER 1940. Age 54
"UNDERNEATH

ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS
WE TRUST IN GOD TO MEET
THE ONE WE LOVED SO DEAR.

EVANS M
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FROST C D
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GILBERT Sidney
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HUCKLESBEER, M.M. R R
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LAIDLAW Thomas

Private 44441782, 30th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Died 26th June 1944. Aged 41. Son of John and Isabell Laidlaw; husband of Elsie Laidlaw, of Berkhamsted. Buried in ST MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, Sunnyside, Berkhamstead. Grave 133.

44441782 PRIVATE
T. LAIDLAW
THE BEDFORDSHIRE & HERTFORDSHIRE
REGIMENT
26 JUNE 1944 AGE 41
IN LOVING MEMORY OF A DEAR
HUSBAND AND DAD
ABIDE WITH ME

MANGAR V J
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JOLLIFFE --
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JOLLIFFE --
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PALMER J R
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POTTON A
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SAUNDERS. Frederick
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Not on Memorial
DWIGHT, D.F.C. C P

Flt Lt. Pilot D.F.C. 5 June 1946.
A.T.S. 20 April 1945.
IN EVER PROUD AND
LOVING MEMORY OF A DEAR ROB.

Buried in the churchyard

CAINS Jean Mary
W/ 242351 PRIVATE A.T.S. 20 April 1945. AUX. TERRITORIAL SERVICE. Buried in the churchyard
Stones in churchyard.
CUTLER J F

5833556 SAPPER CUTLER.ROYAL ENGINEERS.3RD DECEMBER 1945 AGE 33

TO BEAUTIFUL LIFE
CAME TO A SUDDEN END
HE DIED AS HE LIVED
EVERYONES FRIEND

22 February 2004

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