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WIGGINTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Lynda Smith - 2005

Wigginton is close to Tring. The War Memorial is situated just outside the churchyard of St Bartholomew, listing the dead from World War 1, and is flanked by columns listing those who served. Those who served are listed first here followed by those who died.
Photographs Copyright © 2005 - Carolynn Langley

TO THE HONOUR OF

MARC G.I.A.

Captain. Herts Artillery. No further information available at present.

MARC A.K.

Sub Lieutenant. Royal Navy. No further information available at present.

HORWOOD, M.M. Charles

2nd Lieutenant. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal. No further information available at present.

BAKER Alexander

Lance Corporal. Tank Corps. No further information available at present.

BAKER Arthur

Lancashire Fusiliers. No further information available at present.

BAKER George

Royal Army Medical Corps. No further information available at present.

BAKER Harold

C.E.F. No further information available at present.

BAKER, C.S.M Raymond

Bedfordshire Regiment. Awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal. No further information available at present.

BALDWIN Alexander

Royal Warwickshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

BALDWIN Arnold

Hampshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

BALDWIN, C.S.M. Arthur

Bedfordshire Regiment. Awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal. No further information available at present.

BALDWIN, D.C.M. MM H.

Corporal. Bedfordshire Regiment. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal. No further information available at present.

BALDWIN Lewis

Agrl. Battalion. No further information available at present.

BARLOW Joseph

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

BATCHELOR Herbert

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

BATSON Henry

Royal Field Artillery. No further information available at present.

BIGNELL Albert

Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

BIRCH Alfred

H.M.S. Europa. Royal Navy. No further information available at present.

BIRCH James

Hampshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

BIRCH Joseph

Royal Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.

BLUNDELL Albert

Lance Corporal. Queen’s Regiment. No further information available at present.

BLUNDELL Arthur

Sergeant. Machine Gun Corps. No further information available at present.

BLUNDELL Bertie

Corporal. Royal Army Medical Corps. No further information available at present.

BRIDGES Ernest

Labour Corps. No further information available at present.

BRIDGES Gilbert

Hertfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

BROWN Sidney

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

BURCH Edwin

Sergeant. Queen’s Regiment. No further information available at present.

BURCH Frederick

Hertfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

BURCH Thomas

Essex Regiment. No further information available at present.

BUSBY Ernest

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

BUSBY Frederick

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. No further information available at present.

BUTCHERS George

Royal Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.

BUTCHERS Joseph

Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

COKER John

R.B.H. No further information available at present.

COKER Mason

R.B.H. No further information available at present.

DELL Arthur

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

DELL Edgar

Hertfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

DELL Ernest

Lance corporal. Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

DELL Frederick

Royal Air Force. No further information available at present.

DELL Herbert

Royal Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.

DELL Horace

Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

DELL James

R.D.C. No further information available at present.

DELL John

Royal Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.

DELL Johnson

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

DELL Sidney

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

DELL Walter

Yorks and Lancashire Regiment. No further information available at present.

DWIGHT Alfred

Royal Air Force. No further information available at present.

DWIGHT Altimus

Corporal. Highland Light Infantry. No further information available at present.

DWIGHT Arthur

Royal Sussex Regiment. No further information available at present.

EGGLETON C.D.

Royal Sussex Regiment. No further information available at present.

EGGLETON G.W.

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

EUSTACE George

West Riding Regiment. No further information available at present.

EUSTACE Harry

Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

EUSTACE Sidney

Suffolk Regiment. No further information available at present.

FOLKS Leonard

O.E.E. No further information available at present.

FOLKS Percy

Sergeant. Dublin Light Infantry. No further information available at present.

GASGOINE William

Coldstream Guards. No further information available at present.

GILBERT Arthur

Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

GILBERT E.

Lance Corporal. Hampshire Cyclists Battalion. No further information available at present.

GURNEY C.

Corporal. Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

GURNEY Frank

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

GURNEY Frederick

O.E.L.I. No further information available at present.

GURNEY Frederick E.

Lance Corporal. Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

GURNEY Harold

Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

GURNEY Mathew

Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

GURNEY Sidney

Labour Corps. No further information available at present.

GURNEY William

R.C.A. No further information available at present.

HEARN Charles

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

HOAR Harry

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

HORWOOD Joseph

Royal Army Medical Corps. No further information available at present.

HORWOOD Frederick

Corporal. Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

KINGHAM George

Seaforth Highlanders. No further information available at present.

PARSLOWE, MM C.

Corporal. Hertfordshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal. No further information available at present.

PARSLOWE Joseph

Hertfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

PARSLOWE William

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

REDDINGS Arthur

Machine Gun Corps. No further information available at present.

REDDINGS Stanley

Royal Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.

REYNOLDS Ernest

Corporal. Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

REYNOLDS Mark

Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

ROWE Albert

Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

ROWE Bertie

Royal Field Artillery. No further information available at present.

ROWE Harold

Royal Engineers. No further information available at present.

ROWE Harry

Cheshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

ROWE Joseph

R.A.Y.C. No further information available at present.

STRATFORD William

Bedfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

THOMAS Ernest

Royal Army Service Corps. No further information available at present.

TREBETT Charles

Royal Field Artillery. No further information available at present.

TURNEY Sidney

Labour Corps. No further information available at present.

WALKER Ernest

Lance Corporal. O.B.L. I. No further information available at present.

WILSON Cecil

Bombardier. R.C.A. No further information available at present.

WHO SERVED IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918

 

TO THE ABIDING HONOUR
OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR FREEDON AND RIGHT
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

Their reward is with the Lord and the care of them is with the most high.

BAKER Albert Thomas

Private 265441. "F" Company, 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th November 1918. Aged 22. Born and lived Wigginton. Enlisted Tring. Son of Mrs. Lucy Baker, of Red Cottages, Wigginton, Tring, Herts. Buried: Ghissignies British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. A. 3.

BAKER Archibald

Private 24742. "D" Company, 6th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1918. Aged 19. Born and lived Wigginton. Enlisted Watford. Son of Fredrick and Lucy Baker, of Red Cottages, Wigginton, Tring. Buried: Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet Somme, France. Ref. II. J. 7.

BAKER Walter Ernest

Private 32331. 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. (Memorial says Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Aged 35. Born Wigginton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles and Phoebe Baker, of Wigginton Bottom; husband of Louisa Alice Baker, of Chesham Rd., Wigginton, Tring, Herts. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

BALDWIN George Samuel

Probably: Gunner 176326. "C" Battery, 70th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd April 1917. Lived Mayfair. Enlisted Alton, Hampshire. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

BALDWIN Sydney James

Driver 8842. 29th Division Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery. Died at sea on 23rd October 1915. Born Wigginton. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Mikra Memorial, Greece.

BIRCH John

Private 42443. 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st March 1918. Aged 19. Born and lived Wigginton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of George William and Mary Louise Birch, of Pheasant Cottage, Wigginton, Tring, Herts. Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 23 and 24.

BLAKE Ernest

Private 3715. 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd April 1916. Aged 21. Lived Wigginton. Enlisted Aylesbury. Son of George Blake, of Wigginton, Tring, Herts. Buried: Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. B. 1.

BROWN Arthur

Private 96080. 2nd/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Formerly 28875 Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd December 1917. Aged 26. Born Wiggington. Lived Horsham, Sussex. Enlisted Aylesbury, Bucks. Son of Charles and Christiana Brown, of Chesham Rd., Wigginton, Tring, Herts; husband of Sarah Brown, of Ivy Cottage, High St., Handcross, Sussex. Commemorated: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel 8.

BUSBY Martin

Private 266136. 1st Battalion Hertfordshire. Died in France & Flanders on 24th January 1918. Aged 25. Born and lived Wiggington. Enlisted Hertford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Baker, of Wigginton Bottom, Herts. Buried: Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. III. G. 33.

DEDMAN Frederick William

Private R4/095441. Remount Depot, Army Service Corps. Died at home on 30th December 1915. Born St Pancras. Lived and enlisted Tring. Buried: Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire. Ref. C.E. 1771.

DELDERFIELD James

Private 20027. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Transferred to (601505) 142nd Company Labour Corps. Died in France & Flanders on 26th August 1918. Aged 33. Born Wigginton. Lived Berkhamsted. Enlisted Watford. Son of James and Mary Ann Delderfield, of Berkhamsted; husband of Elizabeth Delderfield, of 13, Middle Rd., Berkhamsted, Herts. Buried: Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. III. D. 12.

DELL Albert Edward

Corporal 5404. Army Cyclist Corps. Formerly 13438 Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1918. Aged 33. Born and lived Wigginton. Enlisted Watford. Husband of Beatrice Dell, of Lower Wigginton, Tring, Herts. Buried Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. A. 10.

DELL Bertie

Coldstream Guards. No further information available at present.

DELL George

Private 24323. 13th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th May 1917. Born Wittington (sic), Herts. Lived Lower Streatham, Surrey. Enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Commemorated: Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France. Sp. Mem. A. 13.

DWIGHT Horace Oliver

Serjeant 266133. Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 21st September 1917. Born Wigginton. Lived Tring. Enlisted Hertford. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 153.

EGGLETON Arthur

Private 8687. 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th July 1916. Aged 29. Born Wigginton. Enlisted Berkhamsted. Son of Thomas and Annie Eggleton, of Wigginton Bottom, Tring, Herts. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

FIELD William

Corporal 10801. 5th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th March 1916. Aged 27. Born Marylebone. Lived Tring. Enlisted London. Son of Mrs. Mary L. Birch, of Pheasant Cottage, Wigginton, Tring, Herts. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95.

FULKS Robert

Private 45650. 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 26th September 1917. Aged 29. Born Tring. Enlisted Harlesden, Middlesex. Son of James and Louisa Fulks, of Egremont, Alberta, Canada; husband of Emma Fulks, of Beaumont House, Heronsgate, Rickmansworth, Herts. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.

GROGAN Patrick

The Buffs. No further information available at present.

GURNEY Mark

The Buffs. No further information available at present.

KINGHAM Arthur Edward

Private 35628. 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died in France & Flanders on 19th October 1918. Aged 21. Born and lived Wigginton. Enlisted Herts. Son of Frederick Kingham, of Wigginton, Tring, Herts. Buried: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. XVII. AA. 10.

MEAD Arthur

Private 27768. 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th June 1917. Aged 36. Born and lived Wigginton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of James and Louisa Mead, of Clay Hill, Wigginton, Tring. Buried: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. S. 37.

ROWE Walter

Private 26340. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. (Memorial says Nottinghamshire Regiment). Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 30th November 1917. Aged 35. Born Wigginton. Enlisted Tring. Son of George and Annie Rowe; husband of Elizabeth Rowe, of Wick Rd., Wigginton, Tring, Herts. Buried: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Ref. VI A 8.

TURNEY George Henry

Private 19163. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 22nd August 1918. Aged 28. Born and lived Wigginton. Enlisted Watford. Son of William and Hannah Maria Turney, of Clay Hill, Wigginton, Tring, Herts. Buried: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. V. A. 19.

BIRCH George

Canadian Regiment. No further information available at present.

GURNEY

Harold

Hertfordshire Regiment. No further information available at present.

Buried in the churchyard
PENN Albert James

Sapper 1648677. Royal Engineers. Died on 4th December 1942. Aged 31. Son of Frederick John and Kate Penn; husband of Louisa Penn, of Wigginton. Buried: Wigginton (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard. N.W. Corner.

1648677 SAPPER
ROYAL ENGINEERS
4TH DECEMBER 1942
AGE 31

LOVED AND REMEMBERED

OSBORNE, VC James

Sacred
to the Memory of
Private James Osborne VC
By all ranks 2nd Bn.
The Northamptonshire Regiment.
In which he won the Victoria Cross
At Wesselstroom on 22nd Feb. 1881
Born 13th April 1857.
Died 1st February 1928
R.I.P

Part of Private Osborne’s citation reads as follows: On the 22nd February 1881, Private Osborne rode under extremely heavy fire, towards a party of more than 40 Boers, he then picked up Private Mayes, who had been lying wounded, and carried him safely back into the camp at Wesselstroom, South Africa.

He was 23 years old when he won the Victora Cross. For further details see the Wikipedia entry

20 February 2005

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