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WHITWELL / ST PAUL’S WALDEN (HERTS)

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Lynda Smith

The Memorial stands at the junction of Whitwell High Street, and the road to St. Paul’s Walden.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2003

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN EVER BLESSED AND GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO LAID
DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

GROOM

David

Private 8332. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 25 October 1914. Born Whitwell. Lived Kimpton. Enlisted Digswell. Buried: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. E. 33.

EDENS

Thomas

No further information available at present.

BOWES LYON

The Hon.

Fergus

Captain 8th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action Monday 27 September 1915. Age 26. Son of 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, of Glamis Castle, Forfarshire; husband of Lady Christian Bowes-Lyon (now Lady Christian Martin). Educated at Eton. Previously served with 2nd Bn. in India. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 78 to 83. The Hon. Fergus Bowes-Lyon was an elder brother of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. St Paul’s Walden Bury was one of the homes of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore.

WELLS

Charles

Private 6502. 5th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 11 April 1916. Age 21. Born and lived Whitwell. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. L. Wells. Buried: ST. PAUL'S WALDEN (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

CAIN

Herbert Vincent

Private 3145. 1st Bn., Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 27 May 1916. Age 32. Lived Whitwell. Enlisted Hertford. Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Cain, of Bootmaker's Cottage, Shenley, Barnet. Buried: LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. F. 33.

BIGG

Seamont Archibald

Lance Corporal 4838. 1st Bn., Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3 August 1916. Lived Whitwell. Enlisted Hertford. Buried: BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. C. 12.

RADFORD

Charles

No further information available at present

STARMER

Richard

No further information available at present

CLARIDGE

Arthur William Thomas

Private G/21209. 6th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds Thursday 4 October 1917. Age 29. Born Stapely (possibly Stopsley) Beds. Lived Bendish. Enlisted Luton. Son of Hannah Claridge. Buried: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. B. 48.

ASBURY

Albert William

Private 35586. 11th Bn., Essex Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 22 June 1917. Born and lived Whitwell. Enlisted Hertford. Buried: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VI. F. 17.

WELLS

Bertie

Private 35606. 1st Bn., Essex Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 22 May 1917. Born and lived Whitwell. Enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France Bay 7.

SPICER

Edward

Possibly: Private 36453. 2nd Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment. Formerly 5742 Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 16 August 1917. Lived Welwyn. Enlisted Hertford. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162

SEABROOK

William Arthur

Private 235088. 8th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 11 October 1917. Age 20. Born Whitwell. Lived Harpenden. Enlisted Hertford. Son of Arthur and Annie Seabrook, of 8, Stanley Cottages, Batford Rd., Harpenden. Buried: LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. V. A. 24.

SLEET

Richard

Private 13903. 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 20 October 1917. Age 31. Born and lived St Paul’s Walden. Enlisted Hertford. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A

WELLS

Bert(ie) Charles

Possibly: Lance Corporal 2730. 8th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918. Born and Enlisted Hitchin. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 44 and 45

GATWARD

William

Private 31161. 34th Bn., Royal Fusiliers.
transf. to (60142) 101st Coy., Labour Corps. Died of wounds Wednesday 15 May 1918. Age 42. Born Paul’s Walden. Lived Whitwell. Enlisted Bedford. Brother of Emily Gatward, of Whitwell, Welwyn, Herts. Buried: ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. Q. II. H. 19.

PEACOCK

Percy Charles

Private 265348. 1st Bn., Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22 March 1918. Age 25. Born Hitchin. Lived Hartest, Bury St Edmunds. Enlisted Whitwell. Husband of Mrs. P. Peacock, of 5, High Baster St., Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk. Buried: VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Ref. II. D. IO.

FULLER

Frank

No further information available at present.

GROOM

William

Private 18633. 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment transf. to (508608) 693rd Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps. Died Thursday 28 November 1918. Age 32. Son of Abraham and Lydia Groom; husband of Florence Groom, of High St., Whitwell, Welwyn. Born at Whitwell. Buried: ST. PAUL'S WALDEN (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

CARTER

Albert

Edgar

Private 44267. 2nd Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly 307271 Notts & Derby Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 22 August 1918. Age 20. Born King’s Walden. Lived Welwyn. Enlisted Hitchin. Son of Charles and Clara Carter, of Garden House, Stagenhoe Park, Welwyn, Herts. Buried: BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Ref. VI. A. 5.

SHEAF

(Walter) Lionel

Private 72111. 2nd/7th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) Formerly 33149 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 21 March 1918. Age 19. Born and lived Bendish. Enlisted Luton. Son of Frank Sheaf, of "Bendish,'' Whitwell, Welwyn, Herts. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7

JOLLY

Frederick

No further information available at present

JENKINS

Arthur

No further information available at present

AND IN THE 2ND WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945

BAILEY

Sidney John

Trooper 5834516. 1st King's Dragoon Guards, R.A.C. Died Sunday 13 August 1944. Age 32. Son of George and Emily Ada Bailey; husband of Mildred Annie Bailey, of Whitwell, Hertfordshire. Buried: FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. V. E. 10.

CLARIDGE

Reginald

Probably: Driver T/149282. attd, Royal Engineers. Died Tuesday 11 June 1940. Age 31. Buried: ST. VALERY-EN-CAUX FRANCO-BRITISH CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. D. 60.

CLEMENTS

Raymond

No further information available at present

DEWAR

John

No further information available at present

EAST

Ernest

Rifleman 14519924. 9th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died Sunday 1 October 1944. Age 34. Son of George and Emma East, of Whitwell, Hertfordshire; husband of Elsie East, of Whitwell. Buried: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Ref. 26. B. 8.

FREE

Stanley

Private 14271868. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died Saturday 16 September 1944. Son of Eli and Daisy Free; husband of Dorothy Free, of Whitwell. Buried: ST. PAUL'S WALDEN (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

GROOM

William

No further information available at present

HARRISON

Victor

Ordinary Seaman P/JX 164106. H.M.S. Durban, Royal Navy. Died Thursday 12 February 1942. Age 18. Son of Arthur George and Florence May Harrison, of St. Paul's Walden, Hertfordshire. Commemorated: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Panel 65, Column 3.

HILL

Ernest George Edward

Gunner 922775. 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died on
Tuesday 1 August 1944. Age 30. Son of Albert Edward Wood, and of Jane Wood, of Whitwell, Hertfordshire. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 36.

TOOLEY

Trevor [James Francis]

Lieutenant 158876. 1st Bn., Suffolk Regiment. Died Tuesday 6 June 1944. Age 27. Son of Augustus Henry and Agnes Jane Tooley, of Limbury, Bedfordshire; husband of Sheila Doreen Tooley, of Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried: LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Ref. VIII. H. 8.

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

Last updated 9 February, 2008

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