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HANWORTH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Colette Mason 2006

The memorial is located at the crossroads of Main Street and Green Lane. The memorial is in the form of a Celtic Cross made with a stone base and with a Cornish granite cross on top os this; the inscription is in raised lead letters on the sides. There are fifty-five names from World War 1. The memorial was unveiled by County CXouncillor W L Ainlie and dedicated by the Reverend R Fairax-Scott on 13th November 1920. The monies were raised by public sunscription and amounted to about £400. The architect was Mr A P Green and the builders Messrs. Keates & Co. Details were published in The Middlesex Chronicle 20th November 1920. There is a dedication for those who died in World War 2 but no names.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF
THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
LIVE YE FOR ENGLAND, WE FOR ENGLAND DIED

IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
DURING THE
1939 - 1945 WAR

1914-1918

ALDERMAN

James

Rifleman Z/960, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 19th March 1915 (SDGW states 23rd March 1915). Aged 39. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Alderman, of 1, Thicks Cottage, Hanworth, Feltham, Middlesex. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 42.

AUSTIN

Francis 'Frank' Henry

Gunner 74053, 26th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 12th March 1918. Aged 29. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted Hampton. Son of Frank Austin, of Hanworth; husband of Hilda Evelyn Austin, of "Fieldside," Hanworth, Middx. Buried in OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row E. Grave 23.

BATTEN

James Moses

Private 476569, 101st Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 24th May 1918. Born Hanworth, enlisted Twickenham. Formerly 14037, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot II. Row D. Grave 2.

BATTEN

Edwin Arthur

Private 10260, 20th Hussars. Died 30th June 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Hanwell (sic - s/b Hanworth), enlisted London. Son of George and Sophia Batten, of 7, Lime Villas, Hanworth, Middx. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVI. Row F. Grave 34.

BATTEN

John

Private 14006, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7th October 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted Sunbury. Son of Mr. J. and Mrs. C. E. Batten, of 7, New Rd., Hanworth, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C, 9 A and 16 A.

BOWERS

Harry aka Henry

Rifleman Y/1072, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Limbury, Surrey, enlisted Kington-on-Thames, resident Hanworth. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

BROAD

Oliver

Rifleman Y/473, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 14th November 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of William Henry and Emily Broad, of 9, Milbourne Rd., Hanworth, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

BROWN

Frederick

Private G/5833, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 14th March 1915. Aged 24. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted Hounslow. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Brown, of Swan Rd., Hanworth, Feltham, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 31 and 32.

CATCHPOLE

Horace

Lance Corporal G/5835, 1st Battalion, Duke of CAmbridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 11th October 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Hampton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Catchpole, of 8, Broad Lane, Lampton (sic - s/b Hampton); husband of Mrs. Bower (formerly Catchpole), of 48, York Rd. Buried in TEDDINGTON CEMETERY, Middlesex. Grave ref: C3. 1007.

COKER

Ernest Henry

Private 41617, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918. Born Sunbury, enlisted Hounslow, resident Hanworth. Formerly 49351, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

COLLINS

Horace William

Gunner 130072, 192nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born Hanworth, enlisted Hampton Hill, resident Hampton. Buried in MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 31.

COLLINS

James Alexander

Private SD/5881, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 12th April 1919. Aged 28. Born Hanworth, enlisted Hampton Hill. Son of James Jesse and Mary Jane Collins. Buried in ST. GEORGE CHURCHYARD, HANWORTH, Middlesex. Grave Reference 7. 21.

COOK

Frank

Private 43281, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (CIty of London Regiment). Killed in action 10th August 1917. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Feltham, resident Hanworth. Husband of Violet Cook, of 1, Rosemont Cottages, St, George's Road, Hanworth, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel 60.

DAVEY

Charles

Serjeant A/2875, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 30th July 1915. Aged 22. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted London. Son of Eliza Davey, of 1, Fulmer Cottages, Swan Rd., Hanworth, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

DAVIES

Frank

No further information currently available

EAGLING

James

Lance Corporal A/2877, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 10th October 1917. Born Norwich, enlisted London, resident Hanworth. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 4. Plot II. Row E. Grave 2.

EDWARDS, DCM

Benjamin 'Ben' Prince

Serjeant 409, 12th Lancers (Prince of Wales Royal). Died of wunds 28th November 1917. Born Hanworth, enlisted London, resiudent Charing Cross, London W.C. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row Q. Grave 16.

EDWARDS

Edward

No further information currently available

EMMETT

Thomas

Private T.F.202253, 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 4th October 1916. Aged 28. Enlisted Hounslow, resident Hansworth. Youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Emmett. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

GLENNISTER

Albert George

[Spelt GLENISTER on CWGC & SDGW] Regimental Serjeant Major, 6th Battalion, 9388, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 30th May 1918. Aged 29. Born Iver, Uxbridge, Middlesex. Son of John and Sarah Glenister, of 26, Malvern Rd., Hampton-on-Thames; husband of Sarah Glenister, of "Sunnyside", High St., Hanworth, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

GLENNISTER

John

[Spelt GLENISTER on CWGC & SDGW] Corporal 13210, 10th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika 24th April 1917. Born Hampton, enlisted Kingston. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

GODDARD

George Charles

Private 240049, 1st/8th (Territorial) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) Died of wounds 25th February 1918. Aged 25. Born Feltham, enlisted Hampton, resident Hanworth. Only son of Mary Garlick, of 1, Sunnyside, St. George's Rd., Hanworth, Middx. Buried in MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 5.

GUYMER

Henry

No further information currently available

HAWKES

Edward James

Private CH/20165, H.M.S. "Laurentic", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 25th January 1917. Aged 18. Son of Edward and Annie Hawkes, of 19, Milbourne Rd., Hanworth, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 25.

Note: HMS Laurentic was built in 1909, her tonnage was 14,892 GRT and her length 550 feet, breadth 67 feet, average speed 17.0 knots. At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the White Star liner R.M.S. Laurentic was requisitioned by the Admiralty as an armed merchant cruiser. On 25th January 1917 she struck a mine off Lough Swilly on the northern coast of County Donegal, Ireland and sank with the loss of 350 persons. H.M.S. Laurentic was travelling to New York and her cargo included a substantial amount of gold bullion that was later recovered.

HEDGES

Henry aka Harry George

Acting Corporal 20039, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action 18th October 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted Hounslow. Son of Mrs. J. H. Hedges, of 2, Jolly Sailor Villas, St. George's Rd., Hanworth, Middx. Formerly 17267, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 12.

HEDGES

William

No further information currently available

HERRIES

Herbert

No further information currently available

KENT

George Arthur

Private 6784, 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 9th September 1916. Enlisted London, resident Hanworth. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C.

LANGHAM

Arthur William Herbert

[Listed as A W W LANGHAM on CWGC] Private G/17364, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd April 1918. Born Hanworth, enlisted Staines. Buried in STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 12.

LANGLEY

James

No further information currently available

LEWCOCK

Arthur

Private G/6750, 2nd Battalion, Duke opf Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action on the first day of the Somme 1st July 1916. Aged 36. Born Hanworth, enlisted Hounslow. Son of William George and Catherine Lewcock, of Hanworth, Middx. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 3.

NOBES

Wilfred Edgar Harry

Private 18734, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd April 1918. Aged 19. Born Hanworth, enlisted Staines. Son of William and Emily Nobes, of Lime Villas, Staines Rd., Hanworth, Middx. Buried in ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 1.

OAKLEY

Louis

[Spelt Lewis on SDGW] Private SE/5534, 11th Veterinary Hospital, Army Veterinary Corps. Died in Egypt 17th July 1915 Aged 42. Born Dumbleton, Gloucestershire, enlisted Hounslow. Husband of S. Oakley, of 1, Berkshire Cottages, Hanworth, Middx. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. PLot/Row/Section M. Row 9.

PHILLIPS

Albert

Private T.F.203456, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 27th May 1918. Enlisted Hounslow, resident Hanworth. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

POPE

Fred

Stoker 1st Class SS/111165, H.M.S. "Hawke", Royal Navy. Died 15th October 1914. Aged 23. Son of H. R. and M. Pope, of 2, High St., Hanworth, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 5.

Note: HMS Hawke, launched in 1891, was the nineteenth British warship to be named Hawke. She was an Edgar class cruiser, a 12-gun twin-screw armoured cruiser displacing 7,350 tons. The twin screws delivered 12,000 horsepower giving a top speed of 20 kt (37 km/h). During 1914, at the start of the First World War, the Hawke, commanded by Captain Hugh P.E.T. Williams, was engaged in various operations in the North Sea. On 15 October, out on patrol Hawke was torpedoed by a German submarine. Her sister ship HMS Theseus, which was in company, was attacked at the same time but was undamaged. The Hawke sank in a few minutes, with the loss of her Captain, 26 officers and 500 men - only 4 officers and about 60 men were saved.

POPE

Edward George

Lance Corporal G/121, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1916. Born Hanworth, enlisted Hove. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C.

PURDEY

Laurence

[Spelt Lawrence on CWGC & SDGW] Private 38912, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 28th October 1918. Aged 23. Born Hanworth, enlisted Hounslow. Son of Kate Purdey, of 4, Park Square, Bear Rd., Hanworth, Middx, and the late James Purdey. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

READ

Frederick 'Fred' William

Private T.F.292164, 2nd/10th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action in Egypt 19th April 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted Hampton Hill. Son of George and Alice Read, of 3, Fulmer Cottages, Hanworth, Middx. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 2.

REID

John

No further information currently available

REYNOLDS

Bert

Air Mechanic 1st Class 213766, Royal Air Force. Died in United Kingdom 23rd April 1918. Son of J. N. F. and Ellen Reynolds, of Hanworth. Buried in ST. GEORGE CHURCHYARD, HANWORTH, Middlesex. Grave Ref: 11. 17.

RICE

Henry

No further information currently available

ROBBINS

Frank

Private 7417, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 13th August 1916. Aged 21. Born Bedfont, Middlesex, enlisted Kingston, Surrey. Son of William Robbins, of 13, New Rd., Hanworth, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.

ROBBINS

Frederick George

Rifleman 11267, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 27th February 1915. Aged 21. Born Hatton, enlisted Hounslow, resident Hanworth. Son of William J. T. and Clara Robbins, of 13, New Rd., Hanworth, Feltham, Middx. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 29.

SAINSBURY

John

Rifleman Y/475, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sainsbury, of 1, Reigate Cottages, St. George's Rd., Hanworth, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 32 and 33.

SAINSBURY

Herbert

Private 21069 (CWGC) or 21080 (SDGW), 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted Sunbury. Son of Henry and Annie Sainsbury, of I, Reigate Cottage, St. George's Rd., Hanworth, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C, 9 A and 16 A.

SAINSBURY

William

Rifleman Y/983, 13th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 28th May 1916. Aged 22. Born Hanworth, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Mr. H. Sainsbury, of 1, Reigate Cottages, Hanworth, Middx. Buried in BERLES-AU-BOIS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 5.

SMITH

Thomas

Bombardier 51518, 21st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 13th September 1918. Aged 33. Born Lenham, Kent, enlisted Woolwich, resident Hanworth. Son of Peter and Harriet Smith, of 2, Glebe Villas, Hanworth, Middx. Buried in PONT-D'ACHELLES MILITARY CEMETERY, NIEPPE, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 23.

THOMPSON

Mark

Lance Corporal 33032, 7th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 17th October 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Hanworth, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Mark and Mary Thompson, of 5 High St., Hanworth, Middx. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Plot VIII. Row H. Grave 3.

TILLING

Herbert

Driver 3793, "B" Battery, 62nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 28th November 1918. Aged 30. Husband of Martha Elizabeth Tilling, of Conway House, Hanworth, Middx. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 8.

WARD

Charles Victor

Private F/1881, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 27th July 1916. Born Twickenham. enlisted Holmbury, Surrey, resident Hanworth. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 111.

WARD

Arthur

No further information currently available

WILLIAMSON

Alexander 'Alec'

Rifleman 551589 (SDGW) or 554589 (CWGC), 1st/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 13th August 1917. Enlisted Hampton, resident Hanworth. Formerly 3624, 8th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54.

WILLIS

Albert

Private T.F.3234, 1st/8th (Territorial) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 8th October 1916. Aged 20. Born Stoke Newington, enlisted Hounslow, resident Hanworth. Son of Agnes Mary Ann Willis, of "Boscombe", Harlington Rd., Feltham, Middx., and the late James Willis. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

WOODFORD

Edward William

Lance Corporal 491051, 13th Kensington Battalion, London Regiment [listed as 15th (County of London) Battalion (P.W.O. Civil Service Rifles) on SDGW]. Killed in action 12th May 1917. Aged 27. Enlisted Kensington, resident Handworth (sic - s./b Hanworth). Son of Fanny Woodford, of 30, Glebe Cottages, Hanworth, Middx., and the late W. H. Woodford. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial 17.

Note: The cemetery now contains 1,936 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 829 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 76 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and to 20 who were buried in Signal Trench Cemetery whose graves were destroyed in later battles.

WOODS

David Albert

Private 5733, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1915. Born Hanworth, enlisted Kingston, Surrey. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 4. Zonnebeke B.C. No. 1. Memorial 19.

Note: In all, 5,139 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War are buried or commemorated in the enclosures of Bedford House Cemetery. 3,011 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate a number of casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials name casualties buried in other cemeteries whose graves could not be found on concentration.

Last updated 15 November, 2006

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