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HELMDON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2014

Located on the village green, set within a garden and circular fence. The plinth is surmounted by a shaft and ornate wheel cross, line patterns in the centre of the cross and the whole surmounts a paved area.
Photographs Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2014

Remember Him who died for us all
Forget not the men who gave their lives for England

AYRES
Edmund John
Private 31018, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Diedm of wounds 16 April 1917. Aged 31. Born Helmdon, enlisted Northampton, resident Banbury. Son of Edward and Martha Ayres, of Helmdon, Brackley, Northants; husband of Harriett Helen Ayres, of Greatworth, Banbury. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 58.
CREED
George Victor
[Listed as Victor George CREED on CWGC and SDGW] Private 295212, 12th (West Somerset Yeomanry) Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds in Egypt 8 November 917. Aged 25. Enlisted East Pannard, resident Banbury, Oxon. Son of George and Elizabeth Creed, of Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxon. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section P. Grave 40.
FINCH
Charles Frederick
Private 18313, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1916. Born Helmdon, enlisted Northampton. Husband of F. N. E. Finch, of Preston Capes, Byfield, Northants.Buried in VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 10.
FRANKLIN
Arthur Oliver
Private 10670, 164th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 1 August 1917. Born Helmdon, enlisted Warwick, resident Northend, Warwickshire. Formerly 15456, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.
GRANT
John Thomas
Guardsman 19397, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 23 October 1915. Aged 24. Born Witney, Oxon, enlisted Brackley, Northamptonshire. Son of William and Ellen Grant, of Helmdon, Brackley, Northants. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 3.
HUMPHREY
Alfred
Private 27420, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 25. Born Helmdon, enlisted Brackley. Son of Benjamin and Halmah Humphrey, of Helmdon, Brackley, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.
LINES
Sydney [Ernest]
[Spelt Sidney on memorial] Gunner 153721, "U" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 5 April 1918. Enlisted Brackley, resident Helmdon. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10.
MERRISON
William
Private 15900, 100th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 4 November 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Helmdon, enlisted Oxford. Son of Herbert William and Beatrice Merrison, of Helmdon, Brackley, Northampton. Formerly 19035, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 3.
SECKINGTON
William Harold
Private G/7031, 11th Battalion, Quen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 13 August 1918. Born Helmdon, enlisted and resident Southam, Warwickshire. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 17.
SOUTHAM
Charles Arthur John
Private 20335, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 July 1916. Born Helmdon, enlisted Northampton. . No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.
TUGWOOD
James
Cadet (Signalman) 181919, No. 2 School of Observers, Royal Air Force. Died 8 November 1918 at Station Hospital, R.A.F. Manston. Aged 18. Born 15 December 1899 in Radstone, Brackley, Northamptonshire. Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Tugwood. Attested 19 August 1918. Buried in south-east part of HELMDON (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
TURNHAM
Harry
Private 203423, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 July 1918. Aged 23. Born Thornborough, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Brackley. Son of Thomas and Sarah Turnham, of Falcutt, nr. Brackley, Northants. Buried in PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 11.
TURNHAM
William Edwin
Private 66657, 2nd Garrison Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 5 November 1918. Born Falcutt, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Buried in HELMDON (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
WATSON
Frederick John
Private 50316, Essex Regiment. Died 19 January 1920. Aged 36. Son of George Watson; husband of Elizabeth Ann Watson, of Helmdon. Born at Helmdon. Buried in south-east boundary of HELMDON (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
WATTS
Frank Branson
Private 2343 [CWGC] or 2353 [SDGW], Leicestershire Yeomanry. Killed in action 13 May 1915. Born and resident Brackley, enlisted Leicester. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.
WINMILL
Francis John
No further information currently - can find no military record. Born April to June Quarter 1890 in the Brackley Registration District, Northamptonshire.
1939-1945
HUMPHREY
Alfred [George]
Gunner 1604983, 357 Battery, 114 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1 January 1941. Aged 30. Son of Jonas and Tilly Humphrey, of Helmdon. Buried in HELMDON (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.

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