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BOZEAT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Stephen Amos; Researched Ernie Rusdale

The Bozeat war memorial is to be found in the parish church churchyard and takes the form of an obelisk mounted on a square plinth. The front face carries the inscriptions for World War 1 and World War 2, those who die di n World War 1 are listed at the lower level and those for World War 2 above. There are two vases at the base of the memorial to two men on the memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ABBOTT

Arthur E

Believed to be: Private, 16982, Arthur Abbott, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Guillemont 18-08-16. Born Great Addington, enlisted Kettering. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 11A/11D.

BAYES

James William

Private, 40826, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 02-11-17, aged 19. Born Warrington, Bucks, enlisted Northampton. Son of John Bayes, London Road, Bozeat, Northants. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Grave VIII.I.97.

BOTTERILL

Frank Arthur

Corporal, 26758, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, 63rd (RN) Division. Died of wounds 26-11-17, aged 21. Born Wollaston, enlisted Ampthill, resident Bozeat. Son of William and Annie Botterill, Bozeat, Northants. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Grave XXX.M.31A.

BRADSHAW

Frederick Charles

Private, 7221, 2nd East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action near Ypres 08-05-15. Born Harrold, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 34.

CHURCH

Sidney

Private, 26764, Sydney Church, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 03-05-17, aged 22. Born Bozeat, enlisted Ampthill. Son of William Thomas Church and Elizabeth Church, London Road, Bozeat. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 05.

CORBY

Samuel

Private, 2850, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at home 01-02-15, aged 30. Born Storrington, Sussex, enlisted Hinwick, Beds, resident Bozeat. Son of Mrs. Regina Emma Corby, 12, High Street, Bozeat Northants. Buried in Bozeat Cemetery, Northants (left of entrance).

CRAXTON

Charles William

Private, 331098, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds 01-04-18. Born Bozeat, enlisted Kettering. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Grave P.VII.G.10B.

DOBBS

Sidney R.

Private, G/31834, Reginald Sidney Dobbs, 6th Queen’s Own, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 21-09-18. Born Bozeat, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Panel 07.

DRAGE

Abraham

CSM, 8140, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 05-07-17, aged 31. Born Bozeat, enlisted Northampton. Husband of Kezia Sarah Drage, 13, Claremont Road, Fratton, Portsmouth. Buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ypres, Grave I.D.02.

DRAGE

Archie Berrill

Private, 27052, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, 63rd (RN) Division. Killed in action Gavrelle 23-04-17, aged 26. Born and resident Bozeat, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Berrill and Sarah Jane Drage, High Street, Bozeat, Northants. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 05.

DRAGE

Frederick Thomas

Private, 9709, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15. Born Finedon, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

DRAGE

Jack

Private, 40856, 1st South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 04-10-17, aged 18. Born Bozeat, enlisted Kettering. Son of George and Zilla Drage, London Road, Bozeat. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 90/92 and 162/162A.

DRAGE

Percy William

Private, 331101, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-08-18. Born Bozeat, enlisted Wellingborough. Buried in Meaulte Military Cemetery, near Albert, Grave F.31.

DRAGE

Thomas Edward

Private, 41760, 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-03-18. Formerly TR/10/7267, T.R. Battalion. Born Bozeat, enlisted Kettering. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, Panels 84/85.

DRIVER

Edward

Private, G/41626, 23rd Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Boom Ravine 17-02-17. Born Chelveston, enlisted Wollaston, resident Bozeat, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 08C/09A/16A.

EALY

Thomas

Corporal, G/68264, Thomas Archer EALEY, 4th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 18-09-18. Formerly 8th The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Wollaston, resident Bozeat. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 03.

EDEN

Bernard

Lieutenant, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15, aged 32. Husband of Mabel Lily Eden, 1, Wellington Street, Colchester. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 07.

GOODMAN

Herbert Bryant

Private, 43527, 10th Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 24-10-17, aged 24. Formerly 22722, Northamptonshire Regiment. Born Bozeat, enlisted Wellingborough. Son of William and Annie Goodman, Bozeat, Northants; husband of Rose Goodman, Wheelwright Yard, 1, High Street, Bozeat. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Grave XXX.G.08.

HARRIS

Edwin

Private, 27349, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 08-10-17, aged 28. Born Olney, Bucks, enlisted Ampthill, resident Bozeat. Son of Annie Harris, Olney, Bucks, and the late Thomas Harris; husband of Florence Harris, High Street, Bozeat. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 48/50 and 162.

HARRISON

Edward

Private, 11907, 3rd Worcester Regiment. Killed in action 23-10-14. Born Bozeat, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 17/18.

HOOTON

Charles

Rifleman, A/250, 9th King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 09-01-16. Born and resident Bozeat, enlisted Woolwich. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 51/53.

HOOTON

Herbert

Corporal, 8825, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Neuve Chapelle 14-03-15, aged 27. Born and resident Bozeat, enlisted Northampton. Son of John Hooton, Olney Road, Bozeat, Northants. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

JOHNSON

Alfred Charles

Private, 201277, 4th Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26-03-17. Born Olney, Bucks, enlisted Kettering, resident Bozeat. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Panels 33/39.

JONES

William Cuthbert

Private, 15403, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Guillemont 18-08-16, aged 24. Born Bozeat, enlisted Rushden. Son of Lewis Langley Jones and Jane Jones, Wykes Cottages, Bozeat. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 11A/11D.

LUCK

A. Reginald

Private, G/67191, Arthur Reginald Luck, Royal Fusiliers attached 2/2nd London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 17-09-17, aged 19. Son of Daniel and Avice Luck, Bozeat, Northants. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 28/30 and 162/162A/163A.

MALLOWS

Bertie

Private, 82126, 26th Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 13-11-18, aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Mallows, London Road, Bozeat, Northants. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Grave X.F.35.

PAGE

Alfred

Private, 26777, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, 63rd (RN) Division. Killed in action near Passchendaele 30-10-17. Born Wollaston, enlisted Ampthill, resident Bozeat, Northants. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 48/50 and 162A.

PARTRIDGE

Bertram

Private, 20404, Bert Partridge, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Casino Point 01-07-16, aged 24. Born Bozeat, enlisted Bedford. Son of Francis Partridge, Hope Street, Bozeat. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 02C.

PARTRIDGE

John William

Sergeant, 40031, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 06-04-17, aged 21. Born Bozeat, enlisted Wellingborough. Son of Albert and S. Partridge, London Road, Bozeat. Buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave I.D.21.

PETTIT

William George

Private, 103489, 10th Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 29-08-18. Formerly 27044, Bedfordshire Regiment. Born and resident Bozeat, enlisted Ampthill. Son of Mr. E. Pettit, Pudding Lane, Bozeat, Northants. Buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, near Bapaume, Grave IV.J.03.

ROBINSON

William

Believed to be: Private, 9037, William Robinson, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-12-14. Born Grendon, enlisted Northampton. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Grave IV.B.29.

ROSS

Albert O.

Ordinary Seaman, J/51627, Albert Ross, HMS Turbulent, Royal Navy. Killed in action 01-06-16, aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Ross, Easton Lane, Bozeat, Northants. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 16.

ROSS

Harry

Private, 7479, Henry Ross, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17-09-14. Born Bozeat, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Marne, France. 

SILSBY

Albert S.

Private 22662, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24-11-16. Born Wollaston, enlisted Northampton. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No.2, Grave XLI.H.4.

SILBY

John A.

Believed to be: Gunner, 74326, John Alfred Silby, ‘B’ Battery, 69th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 26-04-15. Born Odell, Beds, enlisted Bury St. Edmunds. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq, Grave XXII.E.15.

TOMPKINS

Ralph Henry

Private, 27043, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 09-08-16, aged 21. Born Bozeat, enlisted Ampthill. Son of William and Judith Tompkins, Dychurch, Bozeat, Northants. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Grave V.F.20.

WALLIS

Frederick William

Private, 6653, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 15-10-17, aged 36. Born and resident Bozeat, enlisted Bedford. Son of William Wallis; husband of Martha Ann Lovell (formerly Wallis), Glebe Farm, Sharnbrook, Beds. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Grave VI.E.50.

WARNER

Reuben Thomas

[Listed as Thomas Reuben WARNER on CWGC and SDGW] Private 41930, 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action at Ypres 16th August 1918. Aged 25. Born Rushden, enlisted Kettering. Formerly 7032, Northamptonshire Regiment. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 138 to 140 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

Commemorated in the churchyard but not on memorial

JOHNSON

George Augustus

Canadian Army Service Corps. Died in Coguitlam Military Hospital, British Columbia 10th October 1918. Aged 27. Listed on family grave in Bozeat Cemetery. [Cannot locate on CWGC or Canadian Archives]

Not Recorded on Memorial:

CRAXTON

William

Private, 2798, 1/4th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 22-08-15. Born Bozeat, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 154/155.

FREEMAN

Stanley Alfred

Private, G/55066, 4th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 03-05-17. Born Bozeat, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 03.

JONES

Cuthbert

Private, 15403, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Guillemont 18-08-16. Born Bozeat, enlisted Rushden. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 11A/11D.

KING

Alfred

Private, 22357, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Intermediate Trench 18-08-16. Born Bozeat, enlisted Wellingborough. Buried in Bazentin-le-Petit Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave Sp. Mem. B.20

LUBBOCK

John Raymond

Private, 24210, 2nd Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28-03-18, aged 21. Born Bozeat, enlisted Wollaston. Son of Arthur and Margaret Lubbock, Hill Street, Brackley, Northants. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 04.

PETTIT

Charles

Rifleman, A/200933, 21st King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 31-07-17. Born Harrow (sic - probably Henlow), Beds, enlisted Kettering, resident Bozeat, Northants. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Panels 51/53.

TOMKINS

Alfred George

Private, 48426, 11th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 21-09-17, aged 31. Formerly 179531, Royal Field Artillery. Born Bozeat, enlisted Bletchley. Only son of Mr. and Mrs. George Tomkins, The Cottage, Spring Lane, Olney, Bedford; husband of Ethel Mary Tomkins, Petsoe End, Emberton, Bedford. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 19/23 and 162.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO FELL IN THE WAR
1939 - 1945

CANDY

Roy

Sergeant (Flight Engineer), 2220467, Roy Percy Candy, 103 Squadron, RAFVR. Died 07-01-45, aged 24. Son of Percy and Mabel Candy, Bozeat, Northants. Buried in Munster Communal Cemetery, Haut-Rhin, France, Collective Grave.

DOBBS

Fred

Marine, EX/2311, Frederick George Dobbs, Royal Marines. Killed in action 24-04-42. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 01.

DRAGE

Clifton

Able Seaman, D/JX150695, Clifton Sidney Drage, HMS Glorious, Royal Navy. Killed in action 09-06-40, aged 20. Son of Frank Clifton Drage and Lilian Symes Drage, St. Ives, Cornwall. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 37, Column 02.

DRAGE

Sidney

Gunner, 1140851, Sidney Alwyn Drage, 73 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 17-03-45, aged 22. Son of Alwyn and Edith Annie Drage, Bozeat, Northants. Buried in Ancona War Cemetery, Italy, Grave IV.G.15.

DUNMORE

Arthur

Corporal, 1206759, Albert Arthur Thomas Dunmore, RAFVR. Died 23-08-44, aged 32. Son of Albert and Margaret Dunmore, Bozeat, Northants. Buried in Bozeat Cemetery, Section A, Grave 57.

FURR

Fred

Telegraphist, C/JX142498, Frederick Walter Furr, HM Submarine Unbeaten, Royal Navy. Killed in action 11-11-42, aged 24. Son of Annie Furr, Bozeat, Northants. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 59, Column 02.

GOODMAN

Jack

Private, 5888620, 4th Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 26-09-44, aged 29. Husband of Gwendoline Irene Goodman, Wollaston, Northants. Buried in Vianen Protestant Cemetery, Holland, Grave 17.

HEALEY

James

Believed to be: Private, 7589208, James Naylor Healey, 1 Base Ordnance Depot, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Killed in action 17-06-40, aged 26. Son of William Fearnall Healey and Sarah Healey. Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, Column 146.

LINE

[Meryvn] Jack

[Listed as Jack Line on the memorial and as Jack Mervyn LINE on CWGC] Private 5891968, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 30th october 1943. Aged 20. Son of John Thomas Line and Eleanor Elizabeth Line, of Bozeat, Northamptonshire. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 4. Commemorated on vase at base of Bozeat memorial.

MABBOTT

Stanley

Private, 14405938, Stanley Frank Sidney Mabbutt, 5th Queen’s Own, Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 22-04-44, aged 20. Son of Ralph Victor Mabbutt and Millicent Alice Mabbutt, Bozeat, Northants. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy, Grave II.H.09.

PATRICK

Edward

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), 1216471, George Edward 'Ted' Patrick, 214 Squadron, RAFVR. Killed in action 04-07-43, aged 22. Son of Frank and Olive Evelyn Patrick, Bozeat, Northants. Buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery, Netherlands, Grave F.16. Commmeorate don vase at the base of the Bozeat memorial.

TAYLOR

Frank

Believed to be: Corporal, 1229354, Francis Hutchins Taylor, RAFVR. Killed in action 23-03-44, aged 38. Son of John Hutchins Taylor and Ada Mary Taylor; husband of Lula Eirene Margaret Taylor, Kettering, Northants. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Panel 241.

WILSON

Horace

Private, 14638517, Horace Samuel Wilson, 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-12-44, aged 35. Son of Joe and Mary Wilson; husband Charlotte Ellen Wilson, Bozeat, Northants. Commemorated on Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

Not Recorded on Memorial but buried in the cemetery

WESLEY

Richard (Wez)

Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force. Died 6th December 1999. Aged 38.

Last updated 10 August, 2009

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