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THERFIELD - WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Martin Hagger; researched Martin Edwards

Facing the altar of St Mary's, the tablet is on the wall about halfway down the left-hand side of the church (opposite wall from the entrance door).

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2004 Martin Hagger

THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY THE PEOPLE OF THERFIELD,
IN PROUD MEMORY OF HER SONS WHO WERE FAITHFUL UNTO
DEATH, IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1919.

 
ANDREWS William John

Private 20467, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born and resident Therfield, enlisted Royston. Son of Sarah Ann Andrews, of 5A, Holywell Hill, St. Albans, and the late William John Andrews. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Grave XVII. K. 4.

BADCOCK [Arthur] Ernest

Private SD/5910, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died in England 12th March 1918. Age 27. Born Therfield, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Julia Badcock, of 9, Fordham Terrace, Therfield, and the late Joseph Badcock. Buried in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, THERFIELD, Hertfordshire.

BATT [Benjamin] Sidney

Private G/3535, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 17th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Therfield, enlisted London. Son of Mr. A. F. Batt, of Therfield, Royston, Herts. Buried in BRANCOURT-LE-GRAND-MILITARY CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave B. 5.

BULLARD Albert Edward

Private 23036, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 31. Born Therfield, enlisted St Pancras, London, resident Chalk Farm, London. Son of James and Lucy Bullard, of Dane End, Thunfield, Royston, Herts; husband of Elizabeth L. Bullard, of 34, Wellesley Rd., Kentish Town, London. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 104 to 113.

BULLARD Sidney

Private 8191, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Therfield, enlisted Royston. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

BULLARD [Walter] Thomas

Private 13572, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and resident Therfield, enlisted Royston. Son of J. and Lucy Jane Bullard, of Dane End, Therfield, Royston, Herts. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

BULLARD William Ralph

[Listed as Private on SDGW] Lance Corporal 10430, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Royston, enlisted and resident Therfield. Buried in MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO. 1, Somme, France. Grave A. 18.

DRAGE Thomas

Private either Thomas DRAGE, Private 15627, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th January 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Cheshunt, enlisted and resident Royston. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Drage, of 89, Queen's Rd., Royston, Herts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. B. 8A. or Thomas Henry DRAGE, Corporal 328007, 1st/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born and enlisted Royston. Son of Mrs. Sarah Stoten, of Reed End, Royston, Herts. Formerly 1696, Hertfordshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in RIBECOURT ROAD CEMETERY, TRESCAULT, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 1.

EDWARDS William

Private - No further information currently

FARDELL [Henry] Victor

Corporal 10699, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 17th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Therfield, enlisted Hertford. Buried in SARRALBE MILITARY CEMETERY, Moselle, France. Grave D. 23.

GATWARD Charles [Charlie]

Private 26243, 5th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 19th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Therfield, enlisted Histon, Cambridgeshire. Formerly 5740, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. B. 35.

GATWARD Walter [Reginald]

Private 22463, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 19th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born Thurfield, Hertfordshire, enlisted Ampthill, resident Biggleswade. Son of Thomas Gatward, of Therfield, Royston; husband of Daisy Florence Gatward, of "The Crow", Reed, Royston, Herts. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. Q. 16. - See also Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

HAGGER Joseph

Private 266533, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Hertford, resident Royston. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 and 56.

KINGSLEY Thomas

Private 17145, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th December 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Therfield, enlisted Royston. Youngest son of Charles and Tamar Kingsley, of Therfield, Royston, Herts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. B. 5.

KNIGHTS Frederick

Private probably Frederick KNIGHTS, Rifleman 374089, 8th (City of Onodn) Battalion (Post Office Rifles). Killed in action 10th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, enlisted and resident Royston. Buried in DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave III. K. 1.

LEETE [Edward] Francis

[Private on memorial] Rifleman 371573, 8th (City of Onodn) Battalion (Post Office Rifles). Killed in action 21st May 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Enlisted London, resident Watford. Son of Edward Francis and Rebecca Leete, of Therfield, Royston, Herts. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

RAYNER Arthur

Private 16507, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born and resident Therfield, enlisted Royston. Son of Mary Ann Rayner, of Gilbey's Yard, Therfield, Royston, Herts, and the late William Rayner. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Grave V. A. 6.

RAYNER Charles [Charlie]

Private 18263, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born and resident Therfield, enlisted Hitchin. Son of Henry George Rayner, of George's Yard, Sherfield [sic], Royston, Herts, and the late Mary Esther Rayner. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XLVI. A. 2.

RAYNER Percy

Private 26027, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Therfield, enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

STOTEN William John

[Private on memorial] Gunner 83305, 95th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 3rd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Sherfield (sic - Therfield), enlisted Hitchin, resident Royston. Son of James Stoten, of Reed End, Royston, Herts. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave V. B. 38.

WATSON Ernest

Private 114728, 48th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 12th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Therfield, enlisted Hitchin, resident Royston. Son of James and Jane Watson, of The Bank, Therfield, Royston, Herts. Formerly 23506, Essex Regiment. Buried in MAZARGUES WAR CEMETERY, MARSEILLES, Bouches-du-Rhone, France. Grave III. A. 45.

WATSON Frederick

Private 14415, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th June 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and resident Therfield, enlisted Hertford. Son of James and Jane Watson, of The Bank, Therfield, Royston, Herts. Buried in LE TOUQUET-PARIS PLAGE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. A. 13.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

 

And on the small tablet below :-

 

THE CLOCK ON THE TOWER WAS PLACED THERE TO PERPETUATE THEIR MEMORY.

23 February 2004

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