COURTEENHALL WAR MEMORIAL
World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009
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.
Copyright © Paul Goodwin 2009
THE MEN OF
WHO DIED FOR
24995, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25th
September 1916. Born Milton, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton.
Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Special
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
positively identify from CWGC and SDGW records
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.
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
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
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.
8 March, 2009