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WARBOYS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme & Cliff Brown

 

Photographs Copyright © Phil Curme - 2000

Erected in grateful memory
of the men of Warboys
who fought and died in
The Great War 1914 - 1918

Brass plaque in chancel of church.

To the glory of God and in loving memory of
Arthur Strachan WAY DSO, Lt. Durham Light Infantry, killed in action in the
Tabaksberg, South Africa January 29th 1901, age 24.
Erected by parishoners and friends.
"I am the resurection and the life"
[See also Huntingdon Boer War]

Also stone plaque below commemorative stained glass window:

"We light the way"
This tablet is placed in memory of Flt Lt JL Sloper DFC & Bar RAFVR and in
tribute to all who served with 156 Squadron Path Finder Force at RAF
Warboys 1942-1945
"In Gratitude"

There is also a roll of honour in the church of all the men of 156 Squadron.

1914-1918

ADAMS

Dennis

15394, Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 18-4-15. Listed Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

ADAMS

Edward

7th Bn Beds Regiment. Born Warboys. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Warboys. Died 1/7/16 KIA. Private 15942.Buried Danzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme.

AUSTIN

George

9953 Pte, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Dow 2-11-14, age 29. Reservist. Son of Arthur & Sarah Austin, of Benson's Farm, Horseway. Husband of Lizzie Austin, Mill Green, Warboys. South African veteran. Reservist. Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Also listed on the Chatteris, Cambridgeshire memorial with his brother Arthur.

BALDOCK

Edward C

possibly either Private 62279 2nd Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) who died on Friday, 14th June 1918. ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France Q. I. E. 15. or Private 153307 46th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Inf) who died on Monday, 30th September 1918. BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France VI. B. 6.

BALDOCK

George

No further information currently

BALDOCK

Richard E

Pte, 19537, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 26-6-16. Buried Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

BATEMAN

Charles

RHA and RFA. Born Warboys. Enlisted Mill Hill, Middx. KIA 2/9/18. Cpl 70464. Peronne Military Cemetery Exn.

BATEMAN

John William

Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1/5th Bn - Territorial. Born Warboys. Enlisted Warboys. KIA 22/8/16. Pte 20711. Commemorated Thiepval. Formerly Hunts Cyclist 190.

BEHAGG

Arthur B

203359, Pte, 9th Royal Warwickshire Rgt, attached Dunsterforce. Died 1-10-18, age 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Joe Behagg, The Cross Keys, Warboys. Listed Tehran Memorial, Iran.

BESTER

Arthur

36953, Pte, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 11-3-1917. Born Warboys, enlisted Grimsby. Son of Henry & Sarah Ann Bester, of Pope Lane, Warboys; husband of Frances Osborne (formerly Bester), 38 Daubney St, New Clee, Grimsby. Formerly 11/1987, Lincolnshire Regiment. Listed Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

BITTEN

Ralph

G/40831, Pte, 2nd Middlesex Regiment. Died 26-3-18. Listed Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

BOND

Alfred J

Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middx Rgt). Enlisted Bedford. Resident Warboys. L/Cpl G/40832. Formerly R/16493 Royal West Kent Regiment. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial.

BROUGHTON

Herbert

possibly 12903, Cpl, 7th Suffolk Regiment. Died 3-7-16, age 26. Son of John & Jane Broughton, 36 Duke St, Old Fletton. Listed Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

BROWN

Harold Ebenezer

Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1/5th Bn - Territorial.Born Warboys. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Warboys. KIA 24/8/17. Cpl 203389. Formerly Hunts Cyclists 949. New Irish Farm Cemetery.

BROWN

Horace Spencer

39293, Cpl, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 5-11-1916. Born Huntingdon, enlisted Warboys. Formerly 198 Hunts Cyclists Btn. Buried Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.

BURBRIDGE

Ernest

123679, Driver, 49th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 28-11-17, age 20. Son of J T & M Burbridge, of Warboys. Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

BUTTERWORTH

Arthur W

6892, Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20-4-15. Born Summercoats, Derbyshire; enlisted Huntingdon; living Warboys. Buried Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke, Ieper, Beglium.

CHAPMAN

George W

36541, Pte, 12th Norfolk Regiment. Died 16-11-18, age 19. Son of Edman & Elizabeth Chapman, of Warboys. Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.

CLACK

Charles T

20433, Pte, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 13-11-16. Buried Ancre British Cemetery, Somme, France.

CLARKE

William

rivate, 20713, William Clarke, 1/5th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 11-11-16, aged 18. Formerly 197, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Born and enlisted Warboys. Son of Charles and Rebecca Clarke, Station Road, Warboys. Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery, Grave III.H.14.

COOPER

John William

Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 14th Bn. Born Hartford, Hunts. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Warboys. DOW 9/10/17. Pte 30302. Formerly Hunts Cyclist 1253. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe.

CRISP

Roger James William

43066, Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 23-4-17. Listed Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

DOCKERILL

James

268478, Pte, 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 27-8-17, age 20. Son of Mrs Emma Dockerill, Rectory Cottage, Pope's Lane, Warboys. Listed Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

DOCKERILL

John

30250, Cpl, 14th (1st Birmingham Pals) Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 12-9-16, age 21. Son of Mrs Emma Dockerill, Rectory Cottage, Pope's Lane, Warboys. Listed Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

FISHER

Herbert

Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middx Rgt). Born Doddington. Enlisted Bedford. Resident Warboys. KIA 17/2/17. Pte G/34346. Son of Mr & Mrs H Fisher, Doddington. Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme. Also listed Doddington.

HATCHER

Sidney James

30942, Pte, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died 31-3-18. Listed Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

HODSON

Thomas

9th Bn, Royal Fusiliers. Born Warboys Fen. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Warboys. KIA 30/11/17. Pte 49119. Cambrai Memorial.

KING

Lewis

Private, 964, 1st/1st, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Died 28-1-16, age 21. Son of Thomas King, of Heath Hill, Warboys. Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

MANCHETT

George

68546, Pte, 17th Royal Fusiliers. Died 2-12-17. Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

MILLS

John

No further information currently

MOULDS

Sidney Thomas

10396, Pte, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 5-7-19, age 19. Son of Arthur Moulds, Dawson's Farm, Forty Foot Bridge, Ramsey. Buried St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

NEWTON

Arthur W

No further information currently

NEWTON

Gerald

Private, 3251, Suffolk Yeomanry. Died 1-11-15, age 21. Son of Mr G S and Mrs M A Newton, of Malzie Lodge, Hills Avenue, Cambridge. Born at Warboys. Buried Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

NORMAN

John Henry

Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1/6th Bn - Territorial. Born Warboys. Enlisted Warboys. Resident Herringford, Nr St Neots. Pte 29164. Formerly Northants Reg. 39968. KIA 20/8/17. New Irish Farm Cemetery.

PAYNE

George

Rifleman, A/204887, 11th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps Died 21-3-18. Age 19. Son of Mr. Payne and Mrs. Sarah Ann Payne, of Wood Farm, Warboys. Listed POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France

PAYNE

Herbert

39262, Pte, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 5-9-1916, age 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Payne, Wood Farm, Warboys. Born and enlisted Huntingdon, resident of Warboys. Formerly 700, Hunts Cyclists Btn. Buried Hebuterne Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

READ

Charles

No further information currently

REDGRAVE

Alfred Llwellyn

307724, Pte, 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 27-8-16. Listed Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

RICHARDSON

George Harvey

307726, Pte, 1/8th Royal Warwickshire. Died 27-8-17, age 24. Son of Mr & Mrs Harvey Richardson, of Warboys. buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

RICHARDSON

John W

57511 Pte, 11th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 22-3-18. Lived Blunts Farm. Son of John & Mary Richardson, Oxlode, Pymoor, Cambs. Formerly 21222 East Kent Regiment. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Also listed on the Chatteris, Cambridgeshire memorial.

ROBINSON

John William

67405, Pte, 1st Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died 21-9-18, age 19. Son of Frank & Frances Robinson, of Ramsey Road, Warboys. Buried Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France.

ROSE

Ernest Edward

267498, Pte, 1/1st Bucks Btn, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 16-4-17, age 18. Son of Mrs B A Rose, Station Road, Warboys. Buried Unicorn Cemetery, Vend'huile, Aisne, France.

SAUNDERS

Robin G

No further information currently

STRATTON

George

154547, Gnr, D Bty, 20th Bde Royal Field Artillery. Died 19-12-18, age 37. Son of George & Fanny Stratton, of Puddock Drove, Warboys. Buried Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

TAYLOR

Charles E

39206, Pte, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 24-9-1916. Born Warboys, enlisted Huntingdon, resident of Warboys. Buried Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Formerly 698 Hunts Cyclists Btn.

TITMAN

Charles James Wilfred

267500, L/Cpl, 1/1st Bucks Btn, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 16-8-17, age 23. Son of Charles & Betsy Titman, of Warboys. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3, Vlamertinghe, Ieper, Belgium.

WATTS

Ernest

No further information currently

WEBB

Frederick Thomas

Born Warboys. Enlisted Warboys. Died 4/11/18. Gunner 104856. St Sever Cemetery Exn, Rouen.

WHITBY

Harry

22921, Pte, Depot Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 19-4-16, age 16. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Whitby, of Ramsey Road, Warboys. Born Pidley. Buried Warboys Church Cemetery.

WHITBY

Rueben

9952, Pte, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26-10-14, age 30. Husband of Annie Whitby, of High Street, Warboys. Listed Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

WILDERSPIN

Charles E

possibly Charles Reginald Wilderspin, 15844, Pte, 11th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1-7-16, age 20. Son of Charles & Ellen Wilderspin, of West Street, Long Sutton, Lincs. Listed Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

YATES

Bertam Carnac

16042, Pte, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 14-3-15, age 26. Son of William & Mary B Yates, The Old Post Office, Hilton. Listed Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Also in World War 1939 - 1945

FALCONER

Herbert King

1074199, Gnr, 78 Bty, 35 Light AA Rgt, Royal Artillery. Died 29-11-43, age 32, Prisoner of War. Son of Douglas King Falconer & Emma Falconer. Listed Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

MISSELDINE

Jack

573564, Sgt, Flight Engineer, 149 Squadron Royal Air Force. Killed in a crash with a Short Stirling OJ-P, flight EF 30, 12-3-43, age 21. Son of Joseph & Emily Misseldine, of Warboys. Bergh (Beek) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Netherlands.

CUSTANCE

Peter

980545, Gnr, 67 Medium Rgt, Royal Artillery. Died 14-11-42, age 22. Son of Harold William & Maria Custance, of Bedford. Listed Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

HODSON

Bernard T

5829998, 2nd Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died 24-1-42, age 22. Son of George William & Nellie Hodson, of Warboys. Listed Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

KNOWLES, DFC

Edward Vincent

32126, Wing Commander, Pilot, 296 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died 23-8-42, age 33. Son of Joseph & Martha Knowles, of Warboys; husband of Gladys Knowles, of Warboys. BA, Mus.B, ARCM, ATCI. Buried Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard, Isle of Man.

TAYLOR

James C

5830941, Pte, 5th Suffolk Regiment. Died 23-8-43, age 24, Prisoner of War. Buried Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.

And in Korea 1951

ADAMS

Cyril

Trooper 7890600, 8th Battalion, The King's Royal Hussars. Missing in action 20th January 1951, prisoner of war 25th August 1951 and died as POW 8th March 1952 - the dates are as reported in The Times. The British Embassy War Grave site in Korea states he died 2nd July 1951. Age 33. Buried in UN Memorial Cemetery, Korea. Plot 70, Row 6, Grave 7802.

3 August 2004

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