HARGRAVE WAR MEMORIAL
World War 1 & 2 & Suez - Roll of Honour with detailed
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2013
Hargrave War Memorial stands in the grounds of All Saints Parish Church,
Hargrave. It takes the form of a wheel cross with a tapering shaft;
the cross is mounted on a rough hewn granite base with three steps.
There are ten names listed for World War 1. A tablet sits at the base
of the memorial with one name for World War 2 and one for Suez.
Copyright © Marie Edwards 2013
1914 - 1919
LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER
SEE TO IT THAT THESE NAMES
BE NOT FORGOTTEN
267114, 2/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and
Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born in the
Jul-Sep Quater 1881, and resident, Hargrave, enlisted Northampton.
In the 1901 census he was single, aged 20, son of John and Sarah
Jane Boultbee, an Army Shoe Closer, born Raunds, resident Hargrave.
In the 1911 census he was still unmarried, a Farm Labourer, born
Raunds, resident Hargrave. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS
MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
Northamptonshire Regiment and 25 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Missing
reported killed in action 17 March 1917. Aged 19. Son of the Revd.
Frederick Croxall Boultbee and Henrietta Eleanor Boultbee, of "Arnion
Lodge", The Avenue, Combe Down, Bath, Somerset. Brother of
Joseph (below). In 1911 he was a boarder at Horeward Hall, Ely,
aged 13, born Colne, Hunts. In 1901 he was living with his parents
Rev. Frederick and Henrietta Boultbee, aged 3, born Colne, resident
The Vicarage, Melchbourne. His medal card states that his father's
address was Hargrave Rectory, Huntingdon. Buried in CANADIAN CEMETERY
NO.2, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 11. Row A.
20297, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 22 April 1915. Aged
25. Born 8 May 1889. Son of the Rev. F. C. and Henrietta Eleanor
Boultbee (nee Molson), of Hargrave Rectory. Brother of Arthur (above).
Working as a Rancher. Unmarried. Passed fit 5 September 1914, enlisted
22 September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, aged 25 years 6 months,
height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue,
hair fair; religion Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated
on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
24 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 924 - 3
7513, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action
18 July 1916. Aged 28. Born Lavendon, enlisted Northampton. Son
of Herbert and Sophia Coles; husband of Mabel Frances Sophia Coles,
of Hargrave. In the 1911 census he had been married for 3 years
to Mabel, he was aged 23, a Leasther Boot Maker. born Lavendon,
resident Hargrave; he had one daughter, Eva, born Hargrave. Sent
to the front 12 November 1914. Buried in CONTALMAISON CHATEAU CEMETERY,
Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 6.
22278, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds
6 May 1917. Born Hargreave, Northants (sic - s/b Hargrave), enlisted
Rushden. Son of Samuel and Sarah Hills, of Hargrave. In the 1911
census he was the son of Samuel and Sarah Coles, aged 14, working
on a farm, born and resident Hargrave. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH
CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 11.
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion attached 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
Killed in action 22 August 1917. Aged 19. Son of Charles Kenneth
Murchison, M.P. and H. Evelyn Murchison, of Hargrave Hall, nr. Kimbolton,
Hunts. In the 1911 census he was a pupil at The School, Rottingdean,
Sussex, aged 13, born London, Middlesex. Went to France 14 May 1917.
No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 38.
33671, 8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 11 October
1917. Aged 19. Born Upper Dean, enlisted Bedford, resident Nether
Dean. Son of Francis Isaac and Emma Frances Newton, of Nether Dean,
Kimbolton. in 1911 he was a boarder at The College, Kimbolton, aged
12, born Dean, Beds. In 1901 he was aged 2, born Dean, beds, and
resident Lower Dean. His parents were both born in Hargrave. Formerly
32656, Norfolk Regiment. When he enlisted his occupation was Driver
(Threshing Machine), aged 18 years 9 months, height 5 feet 101/10
inches, girth 38½ inches, weight 145lbs. He sailed from Folkestone
to Boulogne 26 August 1917, posted to 9th Norfolk Regiment as 32656,
for record purposes, 7 September 1917. Transferred to 8th Battalion,
York and Lancaster Regiment as 33671 13 September 1917. When his
medals were despatched his parents were living in Hargrave. The
Rev. Boultbee, fther of the sons above, was rector at Hargrave Rectory
and signed some of the documents relating to Richard Newton. No
known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 125 to 128.
13156, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action
9 May 1915. Born Barnwell, Northants, enlisted Northampton. On his
medal card 15 October 1920, his father, Frederick Nicholson was
rsident at Bottom Farm, Hargrave. Went to France 27 January 1915.
No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais,
France. Panel 28 to 30.
3096, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died in Egypt
21 October 1915. Born Hargrave, enlisted Rushden. In the 1911 census
he was the son of Eliza Nicholson, a widow, aged 20, a Farm Labourer,
born and resident Hargrave. Sent to the Balkans 29 July 1915. Buried
in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt.
Section F. Grave 7.
30930, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action
22 March 1918. Born Hargrave, enlisted Northampton. In them 1911
census he was the son of Joseph and Rose Annie Yorke, aged 14, a
Farm Labourer, born and resident Hargrave. No known grave. Commemorated
on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.
Officer (PIlot) 127527, 55 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died 20 October 1943. Aged 23. Son of Frederick Denys Crew, and
of Mary Lilian Crew, of Mudeford, Christchurch, Hampshire. B.A.
(Cantab.). Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row
A. Grave 10. (Relationship to Hargrave not understood but he is
the only man that fits).
22682695, Royal Army Service Corps. Born 18 March 1934. Died 11
January 1954 in Egypt. Aged 19. Buried in Egypt.
ON MEMORIAL BUT COMMEMORATED IN GRAVEYARD
Leonard aka Jim
EC/1167, 1st Battalion, 11th Sikh Regiment. Died in Burma 21 February
1945. Son of Thomas Henry and Clara Mauritia Merrick, of Whitchurch,
Buckinghamshire. Mentioned in Desptaches (MiD). Buried in TAUKKYAN
WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 21. Row J. Grave 4.
17 November, 2013