War 1 & 2 Roll of Honour
Compiled and copyright © Sue Stanton 2018
Farthingstone Roll of Honour is located within the church of St. Mary
the Virgin, Farthingstone. It takes the form of a hand produced illuminated
scroll in a brass frame, those who died in in World War 1 are listed
first, 6 names and then those who served and returned next. At the foot
of the scroll are two names who served and returned from World War 2.
Copyright © Sue Stanton - 2018
of St Mary The Virgin
ROLL of HONOUR
of those who served in
THE GREAT WAR
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
41611, 22nd Entrenching Battalion, formerly 11th/13th Battalion,
Royal Irish Rifles, formerly 30325 [CWGC] or 30335 [SDGW], Northamptonshire
Regiment. Killed in action 28th March 1918. Aged 27. Born 1890 in
Farthingstone, enlisted Daventry. Son of Annie Grey, (no father
named). He was living with his mother and grandfather, William Grey,
in a cottage on Main Street, in 1891. In 1901, he is living with
Annie and his stepfather, John Chambers, in Hope Cottage and in
1911 he is listed as a farm labourer, living in Glebe House, married
to Elizabeth Russell (nee Newnham), with their son Cecil. At the
time of John William’s death, Elizabeth was living at “Waterloo”,
Daventry. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme,
France. Panel 74 to 76.
14598, 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars. Killed in action 20th November
1917, in Flanders, aged 30. Groom at Littlecourt. Aged 23 in 1911
census, born Newton Purcell in 1888. No known grave. Commemorated
on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, Pas-de-Calais, France. Panel
18378, 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died of
influenza/pneumonia in Italy 18th December 1918. Born 1892, in Delph,
Yorks. Son of Angus James Hurst and Charlotte Hurst, of Farthingstone,
Northants; husband of L. M. Hurst, of 34, Market Place, Doncaster.
Listed in the 1911 census in West Riding, occupation, Railway Clerk.
Married Lucy May Atkin, on 15th December 1915. (Lucy later married
Harry’s brother, Angus, in 1921). His father, Angus James (retired
policeman), who was living in Farthingstone in 1915, signed his
son’s attestation papers. Buried at TARANTO TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION,
Puglia, Italy. PlotI. Row E. Grave 6. Inscription reads, “In loving
G/43500, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment).
Posted as killed in action 2nd November 1916 in the Battle of the
Somme in France. Born 1897, resident Farthingstone, enlisted Towcester.
Awarded Victory Medal and the British War Medal posthumously. In
the 1911 census aged 14, living at Wood Farm with his father, John
T. H. James, occupation farm labourer. No known grave. Commemorated
at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13.
102447, 23rd Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died
of Tuberculosis 9th March 1916. In the 1911 census he was a farm
labourer living in Church Cottage with his parents, William and
Elizabeth Jeffery. Buried at LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 37.
OSBORNE in records] Lance Corporal 241828, 18th Entrenching Battalion
late 12th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment).
Killed in action 24th March 1918, in France and Flanders. Aged
29. Born 1889 in Farthingstone, resident Weedon, enlisted Northampton.
Russell lived in the West End, with his grandparents, Thomas and
Sarah; he was 21 in the 1911 census. His parents, Esther Ann Osborn
and Thomas Wallis, married after Russell’s birth and he kept the
family name. His mother is listed as Mrs. E. A. Wallis (formerly
Osborn), of 4 Victoria Terrace, St. Andrew's Rd., Northampton.
Grandson of Sarah Osborne, of Farthingstone. Two of his brothers
also served in the war. Thomas Edmund Reginald (Wallis) died in
1916, aged 20 and is buried in Ovillers Military Cemetery. George
Wallis served with the Field Artillery and survived the war but
died in the 1930’s, having contracted TB, supposedly from working
with the horses. Formerly 6640, 8th Battalion,, Duke of Cambridge's
Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried at CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH
EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot 2. Row J. Grave 9. The inscription
on his headstone reads, “Not dead but sleeping”.
The extension of the cemetery was made after the Armistice, for
the burial of remains brought in from the battlefield of the Aisne
and from smaller cemeteries in the surrounding countryside. The
cemetery extension covers an area of 3,729 square metres.
in 1893, son of Phillip and Georgette Agnew, Littlecourt. 2nd Lieutenant
with the 5th Lancers Special Reserve, General Headquarters Staff.
He died in 1930, from an illness contracted during the war. The
Cloister in the village Joy Mead, was built to commemorate Ewan
and "those known to Farthingstone, who lost their lives in
the Great War".
in 1888 in Farthingstone, son of Samuel and Martha Ann. He is 13
in the 1901 census, living in Bank Cottages and is employed as a
ploughboy. In the 1911 census, he is single and is now a farm labourer.
Married Gladys Mabel Wright, in Fletton and died in 1956 in Peterborough.
the 1911 census, he and his wife Harriet, were living in Maidford
Road. He was the Head Gardener at Littlecourt, for 53 years and
was involved in the creation of the Joy Mead. He served in the Royal
Engineers, mainly in the Middle East. In 1939, he is a Head Gardener,
living in one of Littlecourt Cottages and is also Chief Air Raid
Warden. He was born in Putney, in 1879 and died in 1972, aged 91.
He is buried in the cemetery
End. Born in Farthingstone in 1896. He was 15 in 1911, living with
his parents John and Ellen and was working on a farm. In 1939, he
was a horseman working on a farm, living in a cottage near the school
and married to Edith. He died in 1963 and is buried in the cemetery.
in Farthingstone in 1887 and lived in the Kings Arms. He died in
Northampton in 1943.
to John. Born in Farthingstone, in 1897. Their father, John Darby,
died in 1900 and their mother, Ellen, took over the tenancy of the
further information currently available
in Daventry 1880. May 31st 1915, enlisted with the Royal Warwickshire
Regiment Reg. No. 49556 April 15th 1919, discharged from the Northumberland
Fusiliers Reg. No. 17328. He suffered a wound from a rifle shot
in his left thigh, on March 18th 1917. He was awarded the Victory
medal and the British War Medal. In the 1881 census, he is living
in Daventry with his parents, Alfred, a groom and his mother, Emily.
In the 1891 census, he is 11 and living with his mother Emily, in
Magpie Row. His father, Alfred, died in 1884, aged 44. He married
Agnes Tyrell in 1902, at Stoke, Warwickshire. In the 1911 census,
he is employed as a Humber bricklayer (?) In the 1939 register,
he is aged 79 and is a builder’s labourer. He died in 1954, in Coventry.
further information currently available possibly son of Ellen, in
the 1911 census.
in Leicester to John William and Mary Gunby. In the 1901 census,
he is living in Pansion Row. In the 1911 census, he is aged 14 and
working as a farm labourer. He served in the Royal Field Artillery
and the Royal Engineers, Regimental No. 500720 and was awarded the
British War medal and the Victory medal. He died in 1973, in Rugby.
to Daniel, also born in Leicester. In the 1911 census, he was aged
13 and was at school. Their father, John William, was a labourer
at the Army Ordnance Stores. They were half-brothers to Arthur Jordan.
He served in the 4th Northamptonshire Regiment and died in June
1918, after discharge from the army.
1876 in Farthingstone. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, living
with his parents, Thomas Robert and Mary Elizabeth Haynes and was
employed as an assistant butcher. In the 1901 census, the family
are living in Hawley Gardens.
further information currently available
John, b. 1887 in Delph, Yorks. Brother of Herbert Harry Hurst. Served
as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps, Regimental No. S4/215900.
He was awarded the British War and Victory medals. He married Harry’s
widow, Lucy, in 1921. His father lived in Farthingstone.
in Litchborough in 1889.In the 1911 census he is aged 21 and serving
as an Able Seaman, aboard HMS Britomart Gunboat, in Hong Kong. He
served in the war and was awarded the Star, Victory Medal and the
British War Medal. Service No. 233876. He died in Kettering in 1969.
in Litchborough in 1884.In the 1911 census, he was a butcher in
Litchborough. In the 1939 register, he is living in Home Dale and
is a sheep, arable and Dairy Farmer and is also a special constable.
He died in 1973. Regimental No. 1188, 145427. Served with the Northamptonshire
to Horace. In the 1911 census, John Percy is 15 and living at Wood
Farm, and his occupation is given as a farmer’s son, working on
farm. He was a Private in the Middlesex Regiment, No. 43357 and
served in France between July 1916 and March 1918. He was discharged
from the army in September 1918, after being wounded in battle in
1918. He was "hit by a revolver bullet and taken prisoner by
the enemy for about a quarter of an hour. Taken to hospital, where
his wound healed in course of about 3 months". He emigrated
to Victoria, Australia in 1925.
further information currently available
in 1886 in Farthingstone. Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery.
In the 1891 census, he is 4 and living with his mother, Mary and
grandparents, George and Elizabeth. In the 1901 census, he is 14,
living with his grandparents and is employed as a ploughboy. In
the 1911 census, he is a boarder in Woodford Halse and employed
as a coalman for the Great Central Railway. He married Sarah Ann
Brookes in 1911. Died 1939 (buried in cemetery)
in Farthingstone in 1895 to Tom, a jobbing bricklayer and Eliza
Jane. In the 1901 census, he is aged 5 and living in Gibbons Row.
In the 1911 census, he is 15 and working as a labourer. He married
Gertrude Clifton from Litchborough (daughter of a domestic coachman)
in 1919 and in 1939 they are living in "The Gardens" and
Harold is a groom.
was born in Farthingstone in 1884. In the 1891 census, he is living
with his parents, George and Mary in Magpie Row, aged 6. In the
1901 census, he is 16, living in Gibbons Row and is employed as
a milkman (cattle). His mother Mary, is now a widow. In the 1911
census, he is a farm labourer working at home. He served with the
Northamptonshire regiment and was wounded twice.
In the 1911 census he is aged 22 and employed as a groom at Littlecourt.
Born in Daventry in 1899, parents, David a housepainter (born in
Astcote) and mother Sarah (born in Newnham)
in Farthingstone in 1884. In the 1901 census, he is 18 and working
as an agricultural labourer, living with his parents, George and
Annie Osborn, in East End. In the 1911 census, he is 27, employed
as a shepherd and living with his mother, Annie Jane Osborn. He
served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, Regimental No. 27991 and
was hospitalised in Salonika, suffering from Nephritis, in February
1916 and was sent back to England. He was discharged from the army,
deemed unfit for war service, on October 3rd 1916. He lived in Woodbine
Cottage, (now Willow Cottage). In 1939, his occupation is given
as a labourer in the Army Ordnance Depot, at Weedon. He died in
1976, aged 92 and is buried in the cemetery.
Henry, jockey and horse trainer, who lived in Heath House. He was
born in Southminster, Essex, in 1884. In the 1911 census, he is
living in Bugbrooke, with his wife, Gertrude and their two children.In
1914 and 1920, he is listed as a horse trainer, living in Heath
House, Farthingstone. He served briefly on the Parish Council. He
enlisted with his older brother, John, soon after war was declared
and served with the Northamptonshire Yeomanry No. 1008. He trained
"Turkey Buzzard", who came 4th in the 1921 Grand National,
(only 4 horses finished). In 1922, he was training horses and living
in Epsom. He died in 1936 in Chelmsford and was buried in Epsom.
Road. He was born in Paddington in 1898. In the 1911 census he was
13, living with his father Edward, a groom mother Clara Jane and
brother, William. He married Lillian May Tilbury in 1921. He died
in Tonbridge, Kent, in 1930.
to Edward. He was born in Paddington in 1899 and died in Northampton
General Hospital in 1977.
was born in S.W. Hackney, in 1899 (parents unknown) and in the 1901
and 1911 censuses, he is living with grandparents, John Thomas Reeve
(groom and gardener) and Sarah Elizabeth. He married Ethel Daisy
Lee, from Everdon, in 1923. In 1939, he is living in St Andrew’s
Road, Northampton, employed as a butcher. He died in Northampton
in Dirham, Gloucester in 1867. In the 1881 census, he is 14 and
living in Everdon Lane, with his parents, John Thomas (coachman)
and Sarah Elizabeth. He is employed as a stable boy.
in Farthingstone, in 1898. In the 1901 census, he is aged 3 and
living in the Manor House, with his parents, John W. (farmer) and
Mary A. In the 1911 census, he is 13 and his occupation is given
as a farmer’s son working on farm.
James was born in Millbrook, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he
was aged 20 and boarding with James and Harriet Claydon. He was
employed as a gardener at Littlecourt. He was married to Lilian
and in 1939, was a chauffeur living at Littlecourt garage. He was
also an ARP Warden.
in Farthingstone in 1891. In the 1911 census, he is aged 21 and
employed as an agricultural labourer, living in Maidford Road, with
his parents, George and Eliza. He was later a groom at Littlecourt.
In 1939, he is living in Littlecourt Cottage, with his wife, Edith.
He is a groom and also an A.R.P. warden.
M9681, H.M.S. Pembroke I, Royal Marine Artillery. Born in Farthingstone
18th August 1879 and, in the 1891 census, he was 11 and working
as an agricultural labourer. He is living with his parents, George
and Eliza, in a Cottage on Main Street; brother to Ernest (above).
In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Farthingstone, married Kate
in 1908, one daughter; he was a Loco Motor Fireman on the London
and North Western Railway, resident 35 Villiers Street, Coventry,
Warwickshire. Enlisted 5th August 1914 17th July 1915, height 5
feet 8¾ inches, chest 35 inches, fair hair, blue eyes, fresh
complexion. Demobilized 6 April 1919. Baptised 2nd November 1879
in Farthingstone, son of George and Sarah Eliza Thomason. IN the
1939 Register he was an Engine Driver with the London, Midland and
Scottish Railway, widowed resident 24 Vecqueray Street, Coventry
C.B., Warwickshire. Died 1963 in Warwick Registration District,
5887645, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in
Italy July 1943. Aged 25. Son of Albert and Hannah Maria Haynes;
foster-son and nephew of Mrs. S. A. Burgess, of Towcester, Northamptonshire.
Born in Southam, Warwickshire (Army Roll of Honour states Oxfordshire)
in 8 May 1918, to Albert and Hannah Maria (Brookes), Hannah Maria
died a few days after Arthur’s birth and he was taken in by
her younger sister, Sarah Ann and her husband, Arthur Ernest Jordan,
and was brought up as their own son. Resident in the 1939 Register
with Sarah A (widow) and george E Jordan, at Sunny Row, Daventry
R.D., Northamptonshire, a Road Mender by trade. Buried in SYRACUSE
WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 11.
219282, Royal Horse Guards. Died of wounds on active service in
the Middle East 27th December 1942. Aged 23. Son of Major-General
Roger Evans, M.C., and Enid Jocelyn Evans; husband of Elizabeth
Agnew Evans, of St. John's Wood, London. Buried in ALEPPO WAR CEMETERY,
Syria . Plot 2. Row A. Grave 1.
7 July, 2019