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EVERDON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2011

The memorials take the form of two alabaster plaques with black lettering. The World War 1 plaque is associated with the stained glass window and the World War 2 plaque is associated with an electric light. Both are to be found hanging on the wall of Everdon Parish Church of St Mary in the side chapel of the church. There are 13 names listed for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of research and reading.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2011

To the glory of god
&
In memory of the men of this
Parish who gave their lives
In the
GREAT WAR
1914 – 1919
This window was erected
By the people of EVERDON

BEGLEY William
Driver 141435, 122nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 10 August 1918. Aged 23. Born Flore, enlisted Birmingham. Husband of Alice M. Bates (formerly Begley), of Ivy Cottage, Church Rd., Wishaw, Erdington, Birmingham. Buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 20.
BIRD Eric Charles
Trooper 2266, Northamptonshire Yeomanry attached No. 5 General Base Depot. Died 19 February 1917. Aged 19. Born Everdon, enlisted Northampton, resident Daventry. Son of Richard and Mary Bird, of The Mill House, Everdon, nr. Daventry, Northants. Buried in Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime. France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 1A.
BIRD Henry
[Listed as Harry on CWGC & SDGW] Private 23946, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1918. Born Everdon, enlisted Northampton. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Bird, of Everdon, Daventry. No known grave. Commmeorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.
BODILY Leonard
Sapper 171178, 247th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 8 September 1917. Aged 30. Born Everdon, enlisted Daventry. Son of the late Robert and F. Bodily, of Everdon; husband of Annie E. Bodily, of Everdon, Daventry, Northamptonshire. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 10.
BROWN Edward
Private 17681, 12th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 25. Born and resident Everdon, enlisted Nuneaton. Son of Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth Wills (formerly Brown), of Everdon, Daventry, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 108 to 112.
CARVELL Arthur [Edward]
Private 71541, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 30 August 1918. Born Everdon, enlisted Northampton, resident Daventry. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
CARVELL Richard
Company Serjeant Major 4840, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 March 1915. Born Everdon, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.
COLE Frank
Private 81683, 5th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 21 August 1918. Aged 26. Son of Francis and Louisa Cole, of Great Everdon, Daventry, Northants. Buried in Queen's Cemetery, Bucquoy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 12.
PARISH William
Private 23151, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born and resident Everdon, enlisted Bedford. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 2.
SMITH John
Private 89356, 124th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 26 March 1918. Aged 35. Born Bradwell, Essex, enlisted Everdon. Son of James and Edith Smith; husband of Ethel Smith, of Newnham Rd., Everdon, Daventry, Northants. Formerly 8077, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXI. Row J. Grave 28A.
WATSON Arthur [Grove]
Private G/17912, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 4 August 1917. Born Hardingstone, enlisted Daventry, resident Everdon. Husband of A. L. Watson, of "Barley Mow Inn," Everdon, Daventry, Northants. Formerly 2915, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 7.
WILLS Charles
Private 9346, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 32. Born Everdon, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. Jemima Wills, of Great Everdon, Daventry, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.
WILLS Vincent
Private 15245, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1917. Aged 26. Born Sudbrook, Monmouth, enlisted Northampton. Son of Clement and Annie Wills, of Everdon, Daventry, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 104 to 105.
   Jesu mercy
   1939 1945
the electric light
was given by the
Parishioners
To the perpetual memory
Of the men of the Second World War
And so laid down their lives
For their friends.
BODILY Percy
Lance Corporal 5891516, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 25 November 1942. Aged 22. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Thomas and A. L. Bodily, of Everdon, Northamptonshire. Buried in Beja War Cemetery, Tunisia. Plot 2. Row N. Grave 1.
BRADLEY Raymond [Sidney]

Sapper 14801259, Royal Engineers. Died 15 April 1946. Aged 19. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of Charks Robert and Annie Elizabeth Bradley, of Everdon, Northamptonshire. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Plot 7. Row F. Grave 14.

ELSIGOOD Thomas [Edward]
Lance Serjeant 847345, 4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 15 July 1943. Aged 22. Born and resident Northampton. Son of Thomas and Edith Winifred Elsigood, of Everdon, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commmeorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 84, Column 3.
KING, MiD James [Crisp]
Petty officer Steward P/LX 22336, H.M. Submarine P.311, Royal Navy. Died 8 January 1943. Aged 24. Son of Robert and Gertrude King; husband of Joan King, of Everdon, Northamptonshire. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 79, Column 2.
PAGE Leonard [Stanley]
Serjeant 71737, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers attached to 148th (9th Bn. The Loyal Regiment North Lancashire) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 8 August 1944. Aged 22. Born and resident Northamptonshire. Son of William John and Gertrude Page, of Everdon, Northamptonshire. Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 2.
TYSON James
Private 5885296, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died between 23 May 1940 and 26 September 1940. Aged 18. Born London N., resident London S.W. Son of John Thomas Tyson and Ellen Tyson, of Weedon, Northamptonshire. Buried in Maroeui communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 10.

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Than They Feared Death

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