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ABBOTS RIPTON and WENNINGTON War Memorial

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BAXTERGeorge

Private, 27711, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21-03-18. Born and resident Abbots Ripton, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Savy British Cemetery, near St. Quentin, Grave I.W.08.

GIBBONSGeorge Herbert

Private, 31240, George Herbert Gibbens, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-04-17, aged 35. Born Lingfield, Sussex, enlisted Bedford, resident Abbots Ripton. Son of Robert and Sarah Gibbens; husband of Edith Curtis Gibbens, The Market Place, Highworth, Swindon. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 05.

JORDANJames

Private, 5040, 1/5th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 05-09-16, aged 41. Born Wennington, enlisted Bourne, Lincs. Son of William and Mary Jordan, Wennington, Hunts. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Grave IV.A.19.

LEACHBertie Harold

Private, G/73526, 23rd Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 24-08-18, aged 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Leach, 8, Railway Cottages, Abbots Ripton. Buried in Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery, Somme, Grave IV.B.09.

MOSSSidney George

Private, 26591, 9th King's Own, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 03-02-17, aged 39. Enlisted Huntingdon. Husband of Rosa Moss, Feering, Kelvedon, Essex. Buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece, Grave B.419.

PEACHArthur

Gunner, 102256, 111th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 29-07-17. Born and resident Abbots Ripton, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Grave III.D.22.

STAPLESGeorge William

Private, 202784, 11th Essex Regiment. Killed in action 22-03-18, aged 30. Formerly 9149, Hertfordshire Regiment. Born Sellindge, Kent, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Abbots Ripton. Husband of Mabel Eugenie Staples, The Rectory, Lyminge, Kent. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 07.

TEATWilliam

L/Corporal, 201401, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 02-11-17. Born Abbots Ripton, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Abbots Ripton. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Israel, Grave XXII.A.10.

Not Recorded on Memorial

BROWNGeorge T. Victor

Private, 73500, 2nd Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derby Regiment). Died of wounds 17-05-18. Born Wennington, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Wistow. Son of Frederick and J. A. Brown, Wistow, Huntingdon. Buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Grave I.D.22.

GAILERFrederick James

Corporal, 8669, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12-10-16, aged 30. Born Derby, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Abbots Ripton. Son of James and Annie Gailer, Great Stukeley. A reservist who returned from Australia on mobilization. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 2C.

RISELEYEdwin Ephraim

Rifleman, S/21693, 3rd Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 01-08-17, aged 27. Born Abbots Ripton, enlisted Fulham. Son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Riseley, 20, Burnfoot Avenue, Fulham. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Panels 46/48 and 50.

SHARMANWilliam

Private, 14976, 26th Co. Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 18-07-16. Formerly 18915, Northamptonshire Regiment. Born Abbots Ripton, enlisted Peterborough. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 5C and 12C.

TAYLORErnest Edward

Private, 78354, 131st Co. Labour Corps. Formerly 48590, 23rd Labour Co. The Queen's, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 25-09-17, aged 36. Son of John and Mary Taylor, Abbots Ripton; husband of Elizabeth Annie Taylor, 94, St. John's Street, Peterborough. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Boulogne, Grave VI.B.10.

TOMPKINSHarry

L/Corporal, 3963, 1/16th London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Killed in action 01-07-16. Born Abbots Ripton, enlisted Westminster, resident Thornton Heath. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 13C.

TUCKAlfred

Private, 13270, 5th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 05-08-16. Born Abbots Ripton, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave H.21.

WOODSAlfred Albert

Sapper, 197976, Royal Engineers (173rd Tunnelling Company). Died of sickness at Knighton Hospital, Leicester, 17-05-17. Formerly 16568, Northamptonshire Regiment. Born Abbots Ripton, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Peterborough (Stanground) Cemetery, Grave 19.

1 December 2003

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