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COURTEENHALL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

The Courteenhall War Memorial is to be found opposite the gates of Courteenhall House, Northampton Road, Courteenhall. It takes the form of a Celctic cross on a pillar mounted on a hexagonal plinth and stone bench. There are 13 names listed for World war 1 but these are now weathered and hard to read. The names have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyright © Paul Goodwin 2009

TO THE MEN OF
COURTEENHALL
WHO DIED FOR
ENGLAND
1914-1918

DIGBY Frederick [Roland]

Guardsman 24995, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25th September 1916. Born Milton, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Special Memorial 80.

Note: There are now 3,136 casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 1,643 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 83 soldiers known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of five casualties buried in Ginchy A.D.S. Cemetery, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire, and three officers of the 2nd Bn. Coldstream Guards, killed in action on 26 September 1916 and known to have been buried together by the roadside near Lesboefs, whose grave could not later be located.

LANE Sidney Charles
Sergeant 103121, "D" 36th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 25th March 1918. Born Wooton, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10.
MARCHANT Francis George Wake
Second Lieutenant, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) and 3rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died of wounds 25th October 1916. Aged 19. Only Son of Frank and Torfrida Marchant, of Woodside, Keston, Hayes, Kent. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 11.
STURGESS Harry
Driver 58824, 118th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 4th NOvember 1914. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Northampton. Son of George and Ada Jane Sturgess, of Courteenhall. Buried in south-east part of SS. PETER AND PAUL CHURCHYARD, COURTEENHALL, Northamptonshire.
TEBBUTT Daniel
Private 41467, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Earl's Barton, enlisted Northampton, resident Courteenhall. Formerly 25230, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
TITE John Charles
Lance Corporal 76947, Imperial Signal Company, East Africa, Royal Engineers. Died in East Africa 3rd October 1917. Aged 40. Born and enlisted Northampton. Son of John and Lydia Tite, of Brixworth; husband of Hilda Mary Tite, of 12, Broad St., Brixworth, Northants. Buried in MOROGORO CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 7.
TITE Reginald George
Private G/17468, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1917. Born All Saints, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.
TITE William Henry
Corporal 28409, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th December 1917. Enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 104 to 105.
UNDERWOOD John Henry
Cannot positively identify from CWGC and SDGW records
WAKE Charles Baldwin Drury

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 25th September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Admiral Sir Drury St. Aubyn Wake and Lady (Edith) Wake, of 78, Victoria Rd., Clapham Common, London. Educated at Rugby School (head of his house), Scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 6. Also commemorated in the church of St Peter and St Paul, Courteenhall on an alabaster plaque with reliefs of the school and Regimental badges above the text and reliefs of his campaign medals below.

IN
DEAR MEMORY
CHARLES BALDWIN DRURY WAKE
OF RUGBY SCHOOL
SCHOLAR ELECT OF CORPUS CHRISTI COLL. OXFORD
2ND LIEUT. KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS
KILLED IN ACTION. SEPT 25 1918
AT PONTRUET, NEAR ST QUENTIN
AGED 19
ONLY SON OF
REAR ADMIRAL SIR DRURY ST A WAKE
KCJE, CB AND EDITH LADY WAKE
THE GLORY WHICH THOU GAVEST ME
I HAVE GIVEN THEM
INTERRED AT BELLICOURT

WAKE, MVO Hugh St Aubyn Major, 8th Gurhka Rifles, Indian Army. Died 30th october 1914. Aged 44. Son of the late Admiral Charles Wake, R.N.; husband of Kathleen Mary Wake. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 8.

Last updated 8 March, 2009

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