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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards

The memorial stands in the churchyard opposite the village pub. The memorial covers World War 1 and is fairly unique as it lists the full name, battalion, Regiment, theatre of war, date of death and age for each man. The memorial was unveiled in March 1920.

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Copyright © Martyn Smith 2002

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
FOLLOWING MEN OF WARESLEY,
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR KING AND COUNTRY,
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-18.

CROOT Eben George
Corporal 16886, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France Wednesday 13th June 1917. Age 23. Born, resident and enlisted Waresley. Son of Frederick and Catherine Croot, of Waresley, Hunts. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VI. F. 5.
DENTON William Henry
Private 427086, 58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Killed in France Friday 22nd September 1916. Age 24 [23 on CWGC]. Born Waresley, 15th April 1893. Son of Henry and Mary E. Denton, of Waresley, Sandy, Beds. Carpenter by trade. Single man. Height 5ft 10ins, chest 38½ins. Complexion Ruddy, eyes Blue, hair Fair. Religion Church of England. Enlisted 12th May 1915 in Regina, Canada. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada - Accession Reference: RG 150, Box 2450 - 49 - see http://www.archives.ca/02/02010602_e.html
HARDY Cecil William
Private 3/7347, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France Sunday 30th May [memorial states 31st May] 1915. Age 25 [CWGC states 26]. Born Tidworth, Hanrts, enlisted Poole, Dorset, resident Sandy, Beds. Son of Charles William and Fanny Rawlins Hardy, of Ganfield [sic - probably Cranfield], Bletchley, Beds. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.
HARDY Leonard Charles
Private 16896, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France Friday 15th September 1915. Age 21. Born Durrington, Wiltshire, enlisted Waresley, Beds , resident Cranfield, Beds. Son of Charles William and Fanny Rawlins Hardy, of Cranfield, Bletchley. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIALSomme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
SEWELL Arthur George
21st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in France 20th April 1918. Age 22. - only SEWELL in MCG likely is E A SEWELL, private 103935, 21st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died Friday 19th April 1918. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A
SEWELL Ernest Joseph
Corporal 17392, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France Friday 15th September 1916. Age 28. Born Eltisley, Cambs, enlisted Bedford, resident Waresley, Beds. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Grave XII. N. 9.
SEWELL Walter John
Private L/10124, 2nd Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action in France Saturday 1st July 1915. Aged 29. Born and enlisted St Neots, Hunts, resident Waresley, Beds. Formerly 8500, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIALSomme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D
SEWELL William James
Private 201374, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in Egypt Friday 20th April 1917. Age 36. Born Waresley, Hunts, enlisted Waresley Park. Son of George and Fanny Sewell; husband of Theresa Elizabeth Sewell, of Waresley, Sandy, Beds. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave XX. F. 15.
WARREN Arthur George
Private 43526, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in France Friday 22nd March 1918 [memorial states 21st March 1918]. Age 23. Born Wrestlingworth, Beds, enlisted Waresley, Beds. Formerly 16892, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4
WATERS Reuben James
Private G/18888, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action in France Thursday 3rd May 1917. Age 41. Born Waresley, Hunts, enlisted and resident Gamlingay. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

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