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BAGWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Ros Cooper; researched Martin Edwards 2009

The Bagworth War Memorial is to be found in the grounds of Holy Rood Church, Old School Lane, Bagworth. It takes the form of a tall, plain, Latin cross standing on a two-stepped base; there is a small shield on the front face of the cross shaftm containing a cross of St. George. There are twenty names listed for World War 1 and nine for World War 2.

1914
TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
PROUD
AND GRATEFUL
MEMORY
OF THE
NOBLE DEAD
1918

BALL Walford Sydney
[Listed as Sydney Walford BALL on SDGW & CWGC] Private 40485, 1/8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 29th March 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Coalville, resident Bagworth. Son of William Ball, of 60, Barlestone Rd., Barkworth, Leicester. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 68 to 72.
BENNETT John
No further information currently available
BEVINS Walter
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BOWLEY John
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CAVILL Percy
Private 59430, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29th October 1918. Born meadgate, Somerset, enlisted Coalville. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.
CHAMBERLAIN Charles
probably Charles Henry CHAMBERLAIN, Private 203875, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 3rd November 1918. Born Somerby, enlisted Coalville, resident Leicester. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.
DAVIES Thomas [S]
Ordinary Seaman J/59725 (P.O.), H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy. Died 18th March 1917. Aged 23. Son of Lydia Davies, of Main St., Stanton-under-Bardon, Leicester, and the late Thomas Davies. Buried in HOLY ROOD CHURCHYARD, BAGWORTH, Leicestershire.
FARMER Bertie [Henry]
[Transcribed as FARMIER] Corporal 200871, 1/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Leicester, resident Ellistown. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Farmer, of 103, Station Rd., Bagworth, Leicester. Buried in FOUQUIERES CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 14.
HEATHCOTE Alfred [Lorenzo]
Private 2110, 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 23rd April 1915. Born Aylestone Park, Leicester, enlisted Loughborough, resident Bagworth. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), Nord, France. Section K. Grave 7.
HOLLAND Alfred
No further information currently available
KENNY William
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LINFORD Daniel
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LOCKWOOD William [Henry Charles]

Private G/15086, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 24. Born Bagworth, enlisted Coalville. Husband of Frances Harriett Lockwood, of 8, Station Rd., Bagworth, Leicester. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.

LOVETT John [Thomas]
[Listed as John Lovett on SDGW] Private 14/1820, 14th (Service) (2nd Barnsley) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 28th August 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 105 and 106.
PASTON George
Private 8885, 1st Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died 21st September 1914. Aged 32. Husband of Gertrude Elizabeth Paston, of 6, Goswell St., Leicester. In the 1911 census he was a Brick Burner, born Berkswell, Warwickshire, aged 28, his wife, gertrude, was born Glenfield and their son, Henry, was aged 2, born Bagworth; the family were living at Station Road, Bagworth. Buried in VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 4.
REED Joseph
Private 40765, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 4th December 1917. Born Thornton, enlisted Coalville, resident Bagworth. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5.
WARD Francis
Private 242371, 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1918. Born Sibson, enlisted Loughborough, resident Bagworth. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 4.
WARD Leonard
No further information currently available

1939-1945

BAINBRIDGE Albert Edward
Corporal 5051669, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 14th October 1944. Aged 26. Son of John Robert and Amy Ivy Bainbridge; husband of F. Bainbridge, of Ellistown, Leicestershire. Buried in OVERLOON WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5.
COOPER H
No further information currently available
JORDAN W
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LOWE Horace Noel

Lance Corporal 4861159, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Crete 26th May 1941. Aged 24. Son of Alfred William Philip and Mary Ann Lowe, of Bagworth, Leicestershire. His brother Alfred Philip Also died on service. Buried in SUDA BAY WAR CEMETERY, Crete, Greece. Plot 10. Row A. Grave 11. Commemorated on Special Memorial "C". Also commemorated on a plaque within Holy Rood Church.

HAPPY MEMORIES OF
ALFRED WILLIAM PHILIP
LOWE
DIED 25TH NOVEMBER 1956
AGED 70 YEARS
DEVOTED FATHER AND GRANDFATHER
LOVING HUSBAND OF MARY ANN
ALSO IN SWEET REMEMBRANCE
OF THEIR TWO SONS
CPL. ALFRED PHILIP LOWE
DIED IN INDIA 13TH MARCH 1943
AGED 29 YEARS
BURIED WAR CEMETERY - POONA
AND
L/CPL HORACE NOEL LOWE
KILLED IN ACTION - CRETE
26TH MAY 1941 AGED 24 YEARS
BURIED WAR CEMETERY - SUDA
REUNITED IN HIS EVERLASTING LOVE

LOWE Alfred Philip
Corporal 4862915, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died in India 13th March 1943. Aged 29. Son of Alfred William Philip and Mary Ann Lowe, of Bagworth, Leicestershire. His brother Horace Noel also died on service. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 12. Row A. Grave 2. Also commemorated on a plaque within Holy Rood Church - see above for inscription.
REED Norman George
flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1582745, 626 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th April 1945. Aged 21. Son of George Henry and Ethelwyn Gertrude Reed, of Bagworth, Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 6. Row Z. Grave 13.
TURNER Joseph Arthur
trooper 327761, Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 15th January 1943. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Turner, of Bagworth. Buried in TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. plot 7. Row F. Grave 14.
WRIGHT William Butler
corporal 4864281, 107m Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 30th july 1043. Aged 22. Son of Harry Butler Wright and Margaret Ellen Wright, of Bagworth. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot III. Row F. Grave 6.
CLARKE Violet G
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Last updated 14 November, 2009

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