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ACHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Ernie Rusdale 2006

The Achurch memorial is to be found at the junction of the main road to Lilford and Church Road and is in the form of a stone cross. There are 10 names for World War 1 and 3 names for World War 2, all listed by surname and forename. Some fo the lettering is worn.

TO THE MEMORY OF THE
MEN FROM THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

CARTER

Ezra H

Private, 15729, Ezra Howard Carter, 7th Bn. Northampton Regiment. Killed in action 27-09-15. Born Far Cotton, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 91/93.

COTTINGHAM

Herbert

Died of wounds at home 29-03-1923. No further details known. No Trace SDGW or CWGC.

GROOM

John

Private, 202837, John Groom, 1st Bn. Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 09-10-17, aged 21. Born Alconbury, enlisted Northampton. Son of George and E. H. Groom, Thorpe, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 34/35 and 162A.

HILL

John M.

Private, 15481, John Moreham Hill, 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 08-07-16. Born Wadenhoe, enlisted Oundle. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave F.62.

SAYELL

Samuel

Private, 49685, 32nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 17-07-17, aged 33. Born Harton, Bucks, enlisted Thrapston, resident Lilford, Northants. Husband of Frances Annie Sayell, Achurch, near Barnwell, Peterborough. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Grave XVI.F.20.

STRETTON

Cecil H

Private, 30335, Cecil Harry Stretton, 14th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 09-11-17, aged 21. Formerly 1106, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Born and resident Lilford, Northants, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of T. Stretton, Lilford, near Barnwell, Peterborough. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Grave XXII.AA.29.

UPCHUCH

Augustus

Corporal, 15458, 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 19-09-18, aged 28. Born Titchmarsh, enlisted Oundle. Son of John and Louisa Upchurch, Thorpe, Northamptonshire. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Grave II.G.19.

UPCHURCH

William T

Private, G/25140, William Thomas Upchurch, 8th Bn. The Queen's, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 22-03-18. Born Wigsthorpe, near Barnwell, enlisted Kettering. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, Panels 14/15.

WAGSTAFF

Alfred

Private, 11472, 3rd Bn. Coldstream Guards. Killed in action near Loos 30-09-15. Born and resident Thorpe, Northants, enlisted Birmingham. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 07/08.

WARNER

Percy A

Believed to be: Private, 424498, Percy Arthur Warner, 28th Bn. Canadian Infantry (CEF). Killed in action Courcelette on the 15-09-16, aged 23. Born Melton Mowbray 29-11-1892, enlisted Minnedosa, Canada, 19-05-15, aged 22. (Only man of this killed in Great War). Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Arras.

MAKE THEM BE NUMBERED WITH THY SAINTS
1939-1945

CHURCH

Noel W

Fusilier, 14528696, Noel William Church, 1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers. Killed in action 29-11-43. Buried in Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy, Grave VIII.C.06.

WAGSTAFF

Herbert

Gunner, 1525302, Herbert Brown Wagstaff, 55 A.A./Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 25-06-44, aged 28. Son of Daisy Wagstaff; husband of Ivy Mary Wagstaff, Thrapston, Northamptonshire. Buried in Imphal War Cemetery, India, Grave IV.E.17.

BONNER

James A

Leading Aircraftman, 1502282, James Albert Bonner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 06-04-45, aged 23. Son of Albert Edward William Bonner and Lily Maud Bonner, Lilford, near Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, Grave I.H.09.

Last updated 20 February, 2006

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