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EYNESBURY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2001

The Eynesbury war memorial is located outside St. Mary The Virgin church, Eynesbury. It takes the form a tall cross on a two-stepped base. The World War 1 tablet is set intom the hruch wall immediately behind it, the plaque having an ornate edging. There are 39 names listed for World War 1. The architect was Mr Inskipp Ladds ARIBA (Architect) and it was unveiled 1919. A further square tablet, with a stone border, featuring floral decorations was mounted on the external wall to commemorate those who died in World War 2; the lettering is in gold. There are 14 names listed for World War 2. This World War 2 tablet was installed circa 2003 replacing the orgiina tbalet which was removed.

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THIS MEMORIAL CROSS WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISHONERS
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBERANCE OF
THE BRAVE MEN OF EYNESBURY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1919

1914-1919

BRAYBROOK

William
Private 43056, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 28th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Elsworth, Cambs, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Pidley. Husband of Kathleen Braybrook, of 115, High St., Peckham, London. Formerly 1132, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

BROWN

Frank Bernard
Private 41520, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 21st August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Eynesbury, enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles and Esther Brown, of Berkley St., Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5

BYATT

Harry
Private 268162, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday, 5th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Eynesbury, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Byatt, of Little Barford Road, Eynesbury, nr. St. Neots. Buried in TannayBritish Cemetery, Thiennes, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 10.

BYATT

Martin
Private 3/6456, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday, 3rd June 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Eltisley, Cambs, enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Byatt, of St. Neots Hunts. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave II. B. 7.

CHAMBERLAIN

[J] William
Private 3/6161, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Eynesbury, enlisted St. Neots. Buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux , Somme, France. Grave II. L. 20.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

CHAMBERLAIN, J.W., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
Mobilised in August 1914, he was drafted to the Western Front in October of that year, and was wounded in action at ypres in November, and invalided home. He returned to France, however, on his recovery in January 1915, and was again wounded on the Somme in September 1916, and admitted to hosiptal in Exeter. Again proceeding to the Western Front in July of the following year, he fought in the Battle of Ypres, and was a third time wounded, at Passchendaele in August 1917. He fell fighting at Villiers-Bretonneux on April 24th, 1918. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"A valiant Soldier, with undaunted heart he breasted life's last hill."
St. Mary's Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z1606/B.

CHAMBERLAIN

Robert
Private 8936, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 27th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and resident Eynesbury, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Sarah Chamberlain, of Montague St., Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

CHAPMAN

Alfred Edwin
Corporal, Royal Engineers. Alfred Chapman, a veteran of 17/18 years, had fought in the Boer War and had not been slow in joining up when war broke out in 1914. He was readily accepted and served on the Western Front with the Royal Engineers before being traumatised badly in 1916 when he was buried alive after an enemy shell exploded. Although he was dug out, he was deeply distressed, and shell shock was diagnosed, causing paralysis of the brain. When brought back to Britain, he was initially treated at the First Eastern Hospital in Cambridge, and then 6 months later transferred to Fulbourn Asylum which had started to look after shellshock cases. He died there and was buried in St John’s churchyard, Moggerhanger. This 48 year old left a wife and 7 children. See also Moggerhanger War Memorial.

CHAPMAN

John
Private T.F. 5974, 1st/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Enlisted Bedford, resident Eynesbury. Son of Jesse Chapman, of Luke St., Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B

CHILDS

A William
Private 203370, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 5th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Eynesbury, enlisted St Neots. Son of Arthur William and Sarah Elizabeth Childs, of 5, Montague Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 342, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Boisguillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave D. 25B.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton. *** Note the different year the one above is correct ***

CHILDS, A.W., Private, Royal Warwickshire Regt.
He volunteered in the Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion in August 1915, and was later trasnferred to the royal Warwickshire Regiment. Proceeding to France early in 1916 he saw heavy fighting at Arras, vimy Ridge and Albert before being invalided home with trench feet. On his recovery he returned to the Western Front, but was unfortunately killed in action on the Ancre on March 5th, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"A costly sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."
3, Montague Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z1645/A.

CORBETT

John
Sergeant 50049, "B" Battery, 59th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action Wednesday, 18th August 1915 in Gallipoli. Born St Ives, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in Lala Baba Cemetery, Turkey. Grave III. B. 6.

EDWARDS

Walter
Lance Sergeant 408963, 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Killed in action 8th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Originally from 58 Luke Street, Eynesbury. Born 5th June 1886, St Neots, Huntingdonshire. Next of kin William Edwards of St Neots, Huntingdonshire. Florist by trade. Enlisted 28th July 1915 at Niagara, Canada, age 29. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fresh, eyes blue, hair brown, religion Church of England, 3 vaccination marks on his left arm. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2846 - 38

FAULKNER

Sidney
Private 43084, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Eynesbury, enlisted St Neots. Formerly 26098, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

FAULKNER, S., Private, 6th Bedfordshire Regt.
Volunteering in 1915, he served at Bedford and Felixstowe before being sent to the Western front in the following year. He was engaged in severe fighting on the Somme and at Arras and Ypres, but was unfortunately killed in action on February 17th, 1917. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country."
Montague Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z2114/A.

GAUNT

George
[Listed as Sapper on memorial.] Private 46653, 11th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 23rd October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 36. Born St Neots, enlisted Epsom, Surrey, resident Ewell, Surrey. Son of William and Caroline Gaunt, of Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts; husband of Lucy Blake (formerly Gaunt), of 7, Woodley Terrace, Plough Rd., West Ewell, Surrey. Formerly Sapper 183897, Royal Engineers. Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave I. I. 15.

GOWLER

Ernest
Private 5060, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in the UK 17th October 1915. Enlisted Bedford, resident Eynesbury. Buried in Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery, Devon. Mil. Con. C. 3742.

HOWE

George Arthur
Private 58919, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday, 6th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Eynesbury, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Arthur and Annie Howe, of 6, Luke St., Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave Div. 62. II. J. 3.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

HOWE, G.A., Private, 1st Northants. Regt.
Two months after joining in May 1918 he proceeded to the Western Front, where he served through the Battles of the Marne and Bapaume, and many minor engagements. He was severely wounded in action in the second Battle of Cambrai, and unfortunately died on November 6th, 1918, and was buried at La Havre. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
6, Luke St., Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z2954/B-Z2955/B.

HOWE

John Charles
Private 23131, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday, 14th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born and resident Eynesbury, enlisted Bedford. Son of Arthur and Annie Howe, of Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France. Grave II. D. 57.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

HOWE, J.C., Private, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment.
Six months after volunteering in November 1915 he proceeded to the Western Front, where he took part in engagements at vimy Ridge, Albert and many other places. Mortally wounded in action on the Somme, he unhappily died on September 14th, 1916, and was buried at Corbie. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Courage, bright hopes and a myriad of dreams, splendidly given."
6, Luke St., Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z2954/A-Z2955/A.

IBBETT

Frederick Thomas
Gunner 253142, "A" Battery, 174th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds Monday, 24th June 1918 at home. Age 28. Son of the late John Thomas Ibbett; husband of Hilda Mary Ibbett, of 10, Buckley Rd., Eynesbury, St. Neots. Born at St. Neots, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Luton, Beds. Buried in St. Neots Cemetery, Huntingdonshire. Grave K. 1188.

JAKES (JAQUES)

Thomas
[Memorial list him as JAKES, CWGC and SDGW list him as JAQUES] Private 8210, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th December 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Eynesbury, enlisted Bedford, resident St Neots.

JAKINS

Richard
Private 16348, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action by shell fire on 28th December 1915. Aged 20. Born Toseland, enlisted Abbotsley, resident St. Neots. Son of Camilla Beales, of Leamington House, New Harrowden, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

JONES

Charles Frederick
Lance Corporal 73210, "B" Company, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action Saturday, 15th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born and resident Eynesbury, enlisted St Neots. Son of Frederick and Charlotte Jones, of Eynesbury, St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Formerly 19929, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Granezza British Cemetery, Italy. Plot I. Row B. Grave 2.

LUFF

Sidney Charles
Private 39414, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 2nd December 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Eynesbury, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Stephen and Eliza Luff, of 9, Ferras Avenue, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 1561, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

LUFF, S.C., Private, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment.
He volunteered in 1915, and on completion of his training proceeded to France. During his service in this theatre of war he took part in much heavy fighting in various sectors of the front. He served at Albert, where he was wounded, Arras and Ypres, and was unfortunately killed in action at Cambrai in december 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Steals on the ear the distant triumph song."
St. Mary's Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z1851/B.

MAYES

Frank
Private 7859, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action Wednesday, 21st October 1914. Born Great Staughton, enlisted Bedford. Husband of Kate Smith (formerly Mayes), of Barrack Yard, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XV. B. 9.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

MAYES, F., Private, South Wales Borderers.
Mobilised at the outbreak of war in August 1914, he was immediately drafted to France, where he was in action at the Battle of, and in the Retreat from, Mons, and also at the Battle of Ypres. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed on October 21st, 1914, and was entitled to the Mons Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"He died the noblest death a man may die :
Fighting for God and right and liberty."
Berrak Yard , Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z3511.

MORAN, M.M.

Arthur
[List as Lance Corporal on memorial]. Bombadier 27824, 34th T.M. Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Tuesday, 6th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident St Neots, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Hannah Moran, of Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts; husband of Amelia May Moran, of 31, Morrison Buildings South, Commercial Rd., London. Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France. Grave IV. D. 5.

MORAN

William
[Listed as Sergeant] Able Seaman. Killed in an air raid over Chatham September 1917.

MURFIN

Ernest [Abraham] G
Private G/21834, 10th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 22nd September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Eynesbury, enlisted St Neots. Formerly 24373, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XX. B. I.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

MURFIN, E.A.G., Private, 3rd Northants. Regt. and Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)..
Volunteering in December 1915, he was drafted to France in the following year, but after playing a prominent part in several important engagements, including the Battle of Ypres and Passchendaele, died gloriously on the Field of Battle on September 25th, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"He joined the great white company of valiant souls."
Montague Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z3620/B.

NEAL

Frank [James]
Sergeant 307664, 1st/8th Territorial Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 27th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born London, enlisted St Neots. Son of James and Alice Neal, of Colne Rd., Bluntisham, St. Ives, Hunts. Formerly 354, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

NEAL, F.J., Sergt., Royal Warwickshire Regt.
After volunteering in August 1914, he was retained on important duties in England until 1916, and then proceeded to the Western Front, where he saw much severe fighting. he was reported wounded and missing, and is believed to have been killed in action on August 28th, 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Courage, bright hopes, and a myriad dreams, splendidly given."
Bluntisham, Hunts.
Z3637.

PEARCE

John Robert
Private 11632, 5th Battaliom, King's (Shropshire Light INfantry). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Ellesmere, Shropshire, resident St. Neots. Son of Robert and Rachel Pearce, of Weald Cottage, St. Neots, Hunts. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47 and 49.

PINDRED

Charles Edward
Private 16584, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born, enlisted and resident St Neots. Son of Edward and Charlotte Pindred, of 7, Victoria Terrace, Cambridge Rd., St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

POPE

Lewis A
Private 16291, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 22nd October 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Eynesbury, enlisted and resident St Neots. Buried in La Brique Military Cemetery No. 1, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave B. 14.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

POPE, L.A., Private, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in September 1914, and was stationed at Shoreham and Aldershot for a few months. proceeding to the Western Front in August 1915, he was unhappily killed at Ypres on October 21st, after only three months' foreign service. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"Nobly striving : He nobly fell that we might live."
Montague Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z3690/C.

 

From Huntingdonshire Heroes of the First World War by John Bell ISBN 0 946965 21 8. Letter to Mr Pope Lews's father from No 1 Platoon Commander, Lieutenant J.S. Green.

B.E.F.
21/10/15.

Dear Sir,

It is my most painful duty to inform you that your son Pte Lewis Pope was killed today by shell burst.

I send you my heartfelt and deepest sympathy in your great sorrow.

Pte Pope was a man who was held in esteem by all.

He was respected by his comrades and was a person for whom I had personally had a strong affection.

After being with ones men for many months one get to know the majority at least, fairly initimately and Lewis Pope soon showed himself to be "one of the best".

In having him thus taken away from me I have a keen sense of personal loss and a painful feeling that a gap has been left which cannot be filled.

Among a platoon of bright cheery fellows no one 'out shone' your son in cheerfulness and prompt obedience to duty.

Let uis both try and find comfort in the fact that he died a soldier's deat and no man can perform a finer and nobler deed than the giving of life for his country.

I would once again ask you to accept my deepest sympathy and remain yours truly.

J.S. Green
No. 1 Platoon Commander.

SADDINGTON

Charles W
Private 30618, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Eynesbury, enlisted St Neots. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

SADDINGTON, C.W., Pte, 7th Bedford. Regt.
Joining in June 1916, he was drafted to the Western Front on completing his training in November of that year, and there took part in many important engagements in the Ancre sector. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle at Arras on May 3rd, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Great deeds cannot die:
They with the sun and moon renew their light for ever."
River Terrace , Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
TZ4058.

SHARMAN

Harry
Private 18532, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action Wednesday, 27th March 1918. Born St. Neots, enlisted Stockton. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

SHARMAN, H., Guardsman, Grenadier Guards.
Volunterring in September 1914, he completed a period of training, and in the following year proceeded to the Western Front, where he took part in the Battles of Loos, Arras, vimy Ridge, Cambrai and the Somme. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on March 27th, 1917, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"Whilst we remember, the sacrifice is not in vain."
River Terrace , Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z4125/A.

SMITH

George
Private 15792, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Eaton Socon, enlisted St Neots, resident Eynesbury.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

SMITH, G., Private, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment.
Volunteering in September 1914, he was drafted to the Western Front in February of the following year, and there took part in the Battles of Hill 60, Ypres and Festubert, and was gassed at Loos in September 1915. Invalided home, he returned to France, however, on his recovery in March 1916, and was killed in action on the Somme on July 22nd of that year. He was buried at Vermelles, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"The path of duty was the way to glory."
Cambridge Street, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z4232/B.

THODY

Albert William
Private T/207893, 10th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Monday, 30th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Eaton Socon, enlisted St Neots, resident Eynesbury. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Thody, of High Farm, Potton Rd., Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 46193, Surrey Yeomanry. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXIV. E. 23A.

TOKENS

Arthur
[Spelt TOKINS on SDGW and National Roll] Private 16101, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday, 26th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted St Neots, resident Eynesbury. Buried in Grove Town British Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Grave I. E. 31.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

TOKINS, A., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
Volunteering in September 1914, he embarked for France early in the following year, and was in action at ypres, Festubert, Loos and the Somme, where in July 1916 he was wounded. he was invalided home for hospital treatment, but in September of the same year returned to the Western Front and rejoined his unit on the Somme. Shortly afterwards he received a severe wound, to which he unhappily succumbed on the 26th of the same month. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"Whilst we remember, the sacrifice is not in vain."
St. Mary's Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z1606A.

TOKENS

Charles

Private 30619, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted St Neots, resident Eynesbury. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5

WALDOCK

Albert M
Private 45855, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 28th October 1917. Age 19. Born Chelsea, Middlesex, enlisted Huntingdon, resident St. Neots. Son of Mrs. Ada E. Waldock, of Montagu St., Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts. Formerly 295203, Royal Army Service Corps. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

WALDOCK, A.M., Driver, R.A.S.C.
He joined in February 1917, and was drafted to France later in the same year. There he was engaged on important duties in connection with the transport of food and ammunition to forward areas, but after serving with the Royal Fusiliers and Leicestershire Regiment on various fronts he was unfortunately killed on October 28th, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"And doubtless he went in splendid company."
Montague Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z3932/A.

WALTON

A
Private 30299, Suffolk Regiment. Died Sunday, 19th January 1919. Age 20. Son of Alfred and Harriet Walton, of Montague St., Eynesbury. Formerly (22697) 3rd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in Eynesbury Old Cemetery, Huntingdonshire. Grave 161.

WATSON

Percy [Arthur]
Private 3/6164, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 18th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted St Neots, resident Eynesbury. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

WATSON, P., Private, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment.
He was already serving in the Army at the outbreak of war in August 1914, and was shortly afterwards drafted to the Western Front. There he took part in much heavy fighting in various sectors, and was in action at the Battles of Ypres (II.) and Festubert. He made the supreme sacrifice on May 18th, 1915, being killed in actionat Festubert on that date. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"And doubtless he went in splendid company."
Montague Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, Hunts.
Z2305/C.

WOODWARD

Frederick John Henry
Private 3058, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Monday, 4th December 1916. Age 21. Son of James Henry and Janet Emily Woodward, of 5, Walnut Tree Terrace, Luke St., Eynesbury. Buried in Eynesbury Old Cemetery, Huntingdonshire. Grave 469.

IN MEMORY OF
THE BRAVE MEN
AND WOMEN
OF EYNESBURY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE 1913-45 WAR

1939-1945

AYRES

Eileen Norah

[Spelt AYERS on CWGC] Sister 206581, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service. Died 14th February 1942 during the fall of Singapore to the Japanese. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 113.

BARRINGER

John Henry

Private 5884792, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment who died on Saturday, 15th June 1940. Age 20. Son of Herbert James Barringer and Florence Annie Barringer, of Eynesbury, St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave 1. K. 3.

BRUCE

Arthur John

Private 7368917, 198 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Saturday, 14th February 1942. Age 23. Son of Arthur and Rosa Georgina Bruce, of Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Special Memorial 11. A. 12.

CAMPION

E

Able Seaman. No further information currently.

CARTHEW

Eric Frank

Sergeant 742681, Pilot, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Monday, 25th November 1940. Buried in St. Neots Cemetery, Huntingdonshire. Section. A. Grave 121B.

FISHER

H E

Private. probably Henry Edward FISHER, Private 5833174, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 17th September 1943. Aged 30. Born Bedfordshire, resident Huntingdonshire. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. plot B1. Row J. Grave 14.

HALL

Barbara Lenton

S316216 Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service who died on Sunday, 9th September 1945. Age 25. Daughter of William and Constance Clara Lenton Hall, of Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India. Grave 1. L. 8.

LIVETT

Walter Cyril

Leading Aircraftman, Aircraftman 1st Class, 1209575, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on Friday, 20th November 1942. Age 23. Son of Walter Henry and Elizabeth Livett, of Toseland, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 418.

MAYES

Percy

[Private on memorial.] Trooper 7924465, 49th Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps who died on Saturday, 11th November 1944. Age 32. Son of Frederick and Annie Mayes; husband of Armorel Agnes Mayes, of Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Mierlo War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Grave II. C. 5.

POPE

David George

Private 5955317, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 1st July 1943. Age 29. Son of Harry and Georgina T. Pope, of Eynesbury, St. Neots, Huntingdonshire; husband of Hilda Jane Pope, of Eynesbury. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Grave 8. M. 52.

POPE

E

Private. No further information currently.

RATCLIFFE

Frederick James

Serjeant 2028176, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment who died on Monday, 26th June 1944. Age 32. Buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave 4. A. 3.

WALTON

Norton

[Private on memorial] Lance Bombardier 943448, 420 Battery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regment, Royal Artillery. Died in Burma as a POW of the Japanese 12th September 1944. Aged 25. Born and resident Huntingdonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 37.

YATES

William Arthur

Able Seaman, C/SSX 25984, H.M.S. Penzance, Royal Navy who died on Saturday, 24th August 1940. Age 19. Son of William Henry and Florence Yates, of Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Pier 36, Column 2.

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