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OFFORD D'ARCY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Dave Edwards 2003

This memorial is a brass plaque On south wall of the south aisle OF St Peters Church, High Street, Offord Darcy.The stained-glass window contains five light, two cinquefoil lancets each depicting a winged saint, a figure on the left representing St Michael, holding sword and dressed in armour and another figure on the right representing St Gabriel, holding laurels. There are three tracery lights, two surmounting lancets with angelic figures and the third, upper light, top centre depicting a crown. THe window makers were William Glasby and F Osborne and Co. Ltd. Below the window are two brass plaques with inscriptions mounted on wall. It was unveiled in 1920. There are 14 names for World War 1 and two for World War 2. In 1959 the Church was listed as Grade I building with English Heritage; circa 1978 the Church made redundant, circa 1980 to 1990's the Church was taken into the care of The Churches Conservation Trust and waterproofing and other improvements to building completed. In 2007 the Churches Conservation Trust carried out a further refurbishment project on the church. In April 2012 a fundraising event was held for the restoration of the window and in June the window was removed and restoration work started; a contract was secured for the restoration of the plaques.

Photograph Copyright © Herbert Norris 2009

To the Glory of God and in memory of
the men from this parish
who gave their lives for their country
in the Great War
1914 – 1918

COLBERT
Oliver
Private 19645, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment,. Died of wounds on Tuesday 17th April 1917. Aged 38. Born and resident Offord D'Arcy, enlisted Huntingdon. Husband of Sarah Colbert, of Offord D'Arcy, Hunts. Formerly 7366, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in NESLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 38.
COLBERT
Frederick Stanley
Private 203392, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on Wednesday 15 August 1917. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 22. See also Offord Cluny.
COLLINS
Harold Victor
Private 43047, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom on Wednesday 13 March 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Offord D'Arcy, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Christopher and Louisa Collins, of Offord Cluny. Formerly 1065, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Buried in south of the church in OFFORD DARCY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD Huntingdonshire. See also Offord Cluny.
CURRINGTON
Frank Charles
Private 39251, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom on Thursday 23 November 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Offord D'Arcy, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of David and Louisa Currington, of Manor Farm, Offord D'Arcy, Hunts. Formerly 584, Huntingdon Cyclist Battalion,. Buried in OFFORD DARCY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD Huntingdonshire.
HAYNES
John George
Driver 206440, 126th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France and Flanders 20th July 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Offord Darcy, Hunts. Born December Quarter 1893 St.Neots (Vol. 3b, page 294?). Son of George & Isabell (nee Musk) Haynes. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row G. Grave 18.
HOOK
Horace Frederick
Private 307676, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action on Sunday 27th August 1916. Aged 24. Born Earith, enlisted Huntingdon, resident offord D'arcy. Son of Isaac and Sarah Ann Hook, of Offord D'Arcy, Hunts. Formerly 508, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
LAWRENCE
William
Private 27877, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France and Flanders 11th December 1917. Born Wendover, Bucks, enlisted Bedford, resident Offord Darcy, Hunts. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXI. Row C. Grave 13A.
MARSHALL
John Arthur
[James Arthur on CWGC] Lance Corporal 30497, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action on Thursday 8th August 1918. Aged 27. Born Offord, enlisted Godmanchester, resident D'arcy. Son of John and Isabella Marshall, of Offord D'Arcy, Huntingdon. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
PARTRIDGE
Edwin Henry Colby
Driver 48028, "V" 2nd Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds on Thursday 1st November 1917. Aged 27. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Offord D'arcy. Son of Edwin Colby Partridge and Harriet Anne Partridge, of Offord D'Arcy, Huntingdon. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 31.
REED
Frank [Arthur]
Private 30227, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action on Tuesday 24 April 1917. Aged 23. Born yelling, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Offord D'arcy. Son of Jesse and Sarah Reed, of Cotton Farm, Offord D'Arcy, Hunts. Formerly 1225, Huntingdonshire cyclist Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
SANFORD
Walter
Private 43058, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on Monday 23rd April 1917. Aged 32. Born Graveley, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Offord D'arcy. Son of Samuel and Sally Sanford, of Graveley, Huntingdon; husband of Lucy Margaret Sanford, of 2, Hanley Place, Datchet, Windsor. Formerly 1143, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Graveley, Cambs.
SHELTON
Isaac Arthur
Private 27588, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regimen. Killed in action on Sunday 12th May 1918. Aged 37. Born and resident Offord D'arcy, resident Huntingdon. Son of William and Louisa Shelton, of Offord D'Arcy, Hunts. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 6.
YEARRELL
Arthur William
Acting Sergeant 12368, 4th Battalionj, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on Saturday 28 April 1917. Born and resident Offord D'arcy, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 14.

Their name liveth for evermore
1939 – 1945

LEADEN
Desmond [M]
Fusilier 14522767 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who died on Saturday 1 January 1944, age 20. Son of Jesse and Ethel Leaden, of Offord D'Arcy, Huntingdonshire. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY Italy.
FOWLER
William Adderley
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1623849, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th June 1945. Aged 21. Son of Lewis Edgar and Flora Jane Fowler, of Offord D'Arcy, Huntingdonshire. Lewis Edger Fowler married Flora Jane Adderley 1921 – Huntingdon 333/CE2303/8. Buried in MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 18.

Also buried in Offord D'arcy cemetery:

AFFORD, MC DCM
Joseph
Captain 139285 Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C., who died on Monday 16 February 1942, age 53. Son of Charles and James Afford; husband of Constance Ellen Afford, of Hopwas Staffordshire. Also served in 1914-18 War.

Last updated 12 January, 2017

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