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COSGROVE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 - Transcribed Carolynn Langley; researched Martin Edwards

The memorial is to be found inside the church of St Peter and Paul at Cosgrove on the right of the brick wall at the back of the church. There is also a smaller of two hand-written in wooden frame on left of church at back detailingthe men who died plus a Roll of honour of the men who served this includes Old Stratford and Cosgrove. R indicates Handwritten Roll, W stands for Wall.

Photographs Copyright
© Carolynn Langley
- 2003

Back of church on brickwall

TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
COSGROVE PARISH
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

WR ATKINSON William Henry Jepson St Leger
Captain, 1st (Royal) Dragoons. Killed in action Thursday 13th [SDGW states 12th] May 1915. Son of J. J. and I. Atkinson, of Cosgrove Priory, Stony Stratford. Buried in HOP STORE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 18.
WR AUSTIN [Francis] Charles
Private M2/166861, 1st Ammunition Sub. Park, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Wednesday 29th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Swindon, Wiltshire, enlisted Bletchley, resident Cosgrove Hall, Cosgrove. Son of Charles and May Austin, of The Trossocks Lodge, Warminster Road, Bath. Buried in BOISGUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 15A.
WR BROWN Joseph
Private 17906, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds Tuesday 28th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Cosgrove, enlisted Wolverton. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Pot II. Row G. GRave I7.
WR BROWN William
[Listed on memorials as Lance Corporal] Private 13293, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday 19th August 1916 in Salonika. Age 31. Born Cosgrove, enlisted Wolverton.Son of William and Margaret Brown, of 62, Peel Rd., Wolverton, Bucks. Native of Cosgrove, Northants. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 971.
WR BUGBY George
Private 13333, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 9th May 1917 in Salonika. Born and resident Cosgrove, enlisted Wolverton. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
WR BUTCHER [James] Harry
Private 41318, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22nd March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Cosgrove, enlisted Bletchley. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.

W CHILDS Albert Thomas
Private 14783, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Wednesday 22nd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Cosgrove, enlisted Buxton, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
WR CHILDS Reginald
Private 18785, 2nd Battalion [Listed as 3rd on memorial], Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Friday 8th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Cosgrove, enlisted Wolverton. Buried in SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 47.
W CRIPPS A
Private - No further information currently
R

CRIPPS

George

Private 6869, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17th September 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Evenley, Northamptonshire, enlisted Brackley. Husband of Emily Jane Cripps, of 92, Banbury Rd., Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
WR CURTIS Arthur Albert Henry
[Listed as Private 1st Northants July 1917] Private 20689, 9th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action Wednesday 19th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born and enlisted Stony Stratford. Son of Albert H. and Mary Curtis, of Cosgrove Rd., Old Stratford, Stony Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 160. See also Old Stratford.
 

FROST

A

Private 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died July 1917
WR FROST E
Private 1st Northants July 1917 probably Edwin Frost, Private 31301, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Born and enlisted Harpole, Northamptonshire. Husband of Emily Maud Jane Frost, of Park Lane, Harpole, Northampton. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2.
W FROST P
Private - No further information currently - See also Old Stratford.
WR GRACE William
Private 3/8954, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th November 1916 [Listed on memorial as July 1917]. Born Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D. See also Old Stratford.

W GREEN E
Private - No further information currently
WR GREEN Harry
Private 17759, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Northampton. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. GRave 8.
WR KEY William
Lance Corporal 16339, 2nd Battalion, Northhamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Potterspury, enlisted Rushden. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. PLot II. Row O. Grave 6B.
WR MANDERVILLE Edward
[Listed as MANDEVILLE on CWGC] Private 42332, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died 27th July 1918 [states August on Roll] in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Cosgrove, enlisted Northampton, resident Stony Stratford. Son of Edward and Rose Mandeville, of 6, Cosgrove Rd., Old Stratford, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Formerly 7340, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in SISSONNE BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 8.
WR MOORE William Henry
[Listed as Walter on Roll] Acting Bombardier 13951, 24th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 23rd November 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Cosgrove, enlisted Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, resident Northampton. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 55.
WR MUND[A]Y Edwin
[Spelt MUNDY on Roll] Private 41769, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Calverton, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Potterspury. Buried in ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row L. Grave 3. See also Old Stratford.
WR PANTER Reginald Charles
Trooper 1051, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Killed in action 21st August 1915 at Gallipoli. Enlisted Reading, resident Stony Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 16 and 17. See also Old Stratford.
WR RATCLIFFE John
Private 14092, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mary Ratcliffe, of Cosgrove. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 51.
W SWAIN Harry
Private 41293, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Cosgrove, enlisted Bletchley. Son of Alfred and Clara Swain, of The Green, Cosgrove, nr. Stony Stratford. Buried in SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 7.
WR TACK [Arthur] Edward
Acting Corporal 13382, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 9th May 1917 in Salonika. Age 23. Born Wing, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Wolverton, resident Cosgrove. Son of Frederick Herbert and Elizabeth Ann Tack, of Cosgrove, Stony Stratford. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot I. Row B. Grave 5.
WR TACK Herbert
Sergeant 13293, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 10th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Rhyl, resident Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Son of Frederick Herbert and Elizabeth Ann Tack, of Cosgrove, Stony Stratford, Bucks. Buried in LA LAITERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 10.
R

WHITEHEAD

William Alfred
Private 13214, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Wappenham, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead, of Wappenham, Towcester, Northants. Embarked in France 26 July 1915. His birth was registered in the January to March Quarter 1895 in the Towcester Registration District. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, son of William and Elizabeth Sarah Whitehead, born Wappenham, Northants, resident with his parents in Banbury Road, Wappenham, Towcester, Northants. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, son of William and Elizabeth Sarah Whitehead, a Farm Labourer, born Wappenham, Northants, resident with his parents in Banbury Road, Wappenham, Towcester, Northants. Buried in POINT 110 OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 8.

Photographs Copyright © Ian Whitehead 2014

On brass plaque below

IN HONOURABLE MEMORY OF
WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE
IN WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945.

Handwritten Roll of Honour in Church

ROLL OF HONOUR
WORLD WAR TWO
1939 - 1945
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF
WHITEHEAD HD GUNNER
ROYAL ARTILLERY WHO GAVE
HIS LIFE FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE YEAR 1945
ALSO
REMEMBERING
47 MEN WHO SERVED IN
HIS MAJESTIES FORCES
DURING THIS WAR

WR WHITEHEAD Harry Douglas

Gunner 975232, 122 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 17th February 1942, 2 days after the fall of Singapore. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 33.

On left behind pulpit is a marble tablet

IN MEMORY OF
MAJ. GEN. JOHN MANSEL
LIEUT. COL. OF THE 3RD DGD G.D.S. (DRAGOON GUARDS)
KILLED IN THE ACT OF CHARGING THE FRENCH ARTILLERY
BURIED ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE 26 APRIL 1794.
ALSO IN MEMORY OF HIS WIFE
MARY ANN MANSEL
ONLY DAUGHTER OF JOHN BIGGIN ESQ.
OF COSGROVE PRIORY DIED MARCH ?? 1790
AGED 38

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN CHRISTOPHER MANSEL
MAJOR IN 3RD DG. GDS.
ELDEST SURVIVING SON OF GENERAL MANSEL
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE MANSEL
CAPTAIN IN THE 25TH LT. DGNS.
SON OF GENERAL MANSEL
BORN JULY 19 1781 DIED AT SEA DEC 5TH 1808

In the LADY CHAPEL is a stained glass window showing three badges of the Royal Dragoons.

DEDICATED TO CPT. ST. LEGER ATKINSON OF COSGROVE PRIORY
KILLED IN ACTION MAY 13TH 1915. BY HIS SISTER MARY.

A further roll of honour that is still to be transcribed, can be found on the right hand side, underneath flag of the Cosgrove Branch of British Legion.

In the churchyard in an older part of the grounds is a grave.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON AND BROTHER
CDT. SGT. GEORGE HILL DIED APRIL 17 19?5 (1915 or 1945)
AGED 16 AND 5 MONTHS.

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003

Roll of honour this includes Old Stratford in church at Cosgrove

ROLL OF MEN WHO SERVED
THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

COSGROVE

ATKINSON

Philip Y

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BEAGLEY

Arthur

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BURNELL

William

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BUSHELL

Alfred

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BEARMAN

Joseph

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BROWN

R

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CHILDS

Alfred T

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CHILDS

Frank

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CASTLE

Henry

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CUTLER

Herbert

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COLESFIELD

Arthur

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EVES

Maxwell

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GRANT-THUROLD

Arthur?

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GORE-LANGTON

Evelyn

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GREEN

David

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GREEN

Daniel

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HILLYER

William

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HILLYER

Joseph

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NEWSON

Alexander

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HALL

Frederick J

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JELLEY

Ernest T

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JELLEY

Charles

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JELLEY

Arthur

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JELLEY

George

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JELLEY

Henry

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JOHNSON

Harry E

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JOHNSON

Lewis

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KNIGHT

James

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KIGHTLEY

Alfred

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KEY

George

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LOVESEY

Joseph

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LORD

Edward

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LORD

Thomas

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LOVELL

Herbert

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LOVELL

Albert

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LUCK

Ernest

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MEAKINS

Cecil

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NOBLE

Harry

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NOBLE

Arthur

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REASON

Stanley

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STEWART

Fred

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STEWART

William

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SWAIN

Ernest

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SWAIN

Percy

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TACK

Albert

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TEARLE

John G

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VALENTINE

Aubrey

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WELCH

Amos

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WILLIAMS

Frederick

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WILLIAMS

George

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OLD STRATFORD

ANDREWS

John

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ANDREWS

G

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BIRD

J

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BIRD

Albert

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BROWN

Charles

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BROWN

D

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BROWN

Em

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BUTLER

Charles

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CURTIS

Wg

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CURTIS

C

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CHAPMAN

A

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COWLEY

A

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FROST

L

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GRACE

Bert

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GREEN

Charles

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GREEN

William

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GOODMAN

Walter

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HUTTON

Jack

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HUTTON

Edward

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HUTTON

Hj

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HUMPHREY

Robert

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HAMILTON

Oswald

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HAMILTON

Herbert

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HOLMAN

Frank Geo

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HOLMAN

Charles

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JONES

Harold Clayton

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JONES

Harry William

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KIGHTLEY

Archibald

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LEE

Sidney

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MANING

John

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MANDEVILLE

Edward

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PANTER

Harry

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RATCLIFFE

Jn

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SLAYMAKER

William

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SLAYMAKER

Sidney

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SIBTHORPE

C

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SMITH

Vincent

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SMITH

H

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WEBSTER

Frank

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WEBSTER

Albert

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WRIGHTON

Frank

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