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HELPSTON - Roll of Honour

Compiled and copyright © 2003 Ernie Rusdale

1914-1918

BEAN Frederick

Private, 50994, 16th Bn. Manchester Regiment. Killed in action Manchester Redoubt 21-03-18. Formerly G/19292, Middlesex Regiment. Born Helpston, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Charles Bean, West Street, Helpston. Buried in Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, Grave III.A.09.

BLOODWORTH Reginald

Ordinary Seaman, J/33702, Reginald George Bloodworth, HMS Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Killed in action 31-05-16. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 12.

BLOODWORTH Stephen

Ordinary Seaman, SS/6214, Stephen James Bloodworth, HMS Viking, Royal Navy. Died 29-01-16, aged 18. Buried in Dover (St. James) Cemetery, Kent, Grave L.K.25.

FRANKS William

Private, G/7888, 9th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25-09-15. Born Helpston, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Martha Franks and the late William Franks. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 69/73.

GOODFELLOW Robert Douglas

Private, 29217, 7th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 31-03-18, aged 21. Formerly S4/158455, Army Service Corps. Born Helpston, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Robert and Amy Goodfellow, Helpston, Peterborough. Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Grave II.L.09.

MARSHALL Arthur

No further information at present.

MAYES Horace

Private, 201388, Horace Steven Mays, 2/5th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18-04-18. Born Helpston, enlisted Stamford, resident Peterborough. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Grave X.A.35.

OSTLER Sidney

Private, G/10396, Sydney William Ostler, 10th The Queen?s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 15-06-17, aged 20. Formerly 22423, Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of William and Mary Ostler, Station Road, Helpston. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 11/14.

POLLARD Frederick

Private, G/10394, Charles Frederick Pollard, 10th The Queen?s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 22-09-17. Formerly 22246, Northamptonshire Regiment. Born and resident Helpston, enlisted Peterborough. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 14/17 and 162/162A.

QUARTLEY Archibald

Private, 27072, Archie Quartley, 16th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action 12-07-16. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 87/89.

STOKES Harry

Private, 28433, 1st Essex Regiment. Killed in action 05-02-17, aged 20. Born Helpston, enlisted Peterborough. Son of Mrs. B. Stokes, West End, Helpston. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 10D.

TOPHAM Percy Toynton

Private, 24316, 11th (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Roeux 28-04-17. Born Deeping, Lincs, enlisted Peterborough. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 03.

Not Recorded on Memorial
BEAN Daniel

L/Corporal, P/13315, Mounted Branch, Corps of Military Police. Died 14-11-18. Formerly T/4058004, Army Service Corps. Born Helpston, enlisted Peterborough. Buried in Mouscron Communal Cemetery (No Grave number listed).

COOPER Oliver

Private, 7499, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15-10-14. Born Helpston, enlisted Peterborough. Commemorated on La-Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

DOLBY William Joseph

L/Corporal, 3/10918, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15, aged 39. Son of Thomas and Hannah Dolby, West Street, Helpston; husband of Frances Dolby, 158, Clarence Road, Peterborough. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

PORTER John

Private, 25181, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action near Passchendaele 21-11-17. Born Helpston, enlisted Peterborough. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 104/105.

SMITH Robert

Private, G/50154, 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 31-03-17. Born Stamford Brook, Middlesex, resident Helpston, Northants. Buried in Faubourg D?Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Grave II.M.29.

STEWART James

Private, 7870, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 03-11-14. Born Helpston, enlisted Northampton. Son of John and Margaret Stewart, Helpston. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Panels 43/45.

WARNER Ernest Arthur

Gunner, 154799, ?D? Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 26-10-18. Enlisted Peterborough, resident Helpston. Buried in Premont British Cemetery, Grave II.B.11.

WHISTLECROFT Frederick

Private, 40728, 1st Essex Regiment. Killed in action near Gommecourt 04-04-18. Formerly 4991, Royal Field Artillery. Born Helpston, enlisted Peterborough. Son of James and Elizabeth Whistlecroft, 5, New Road, Woodston, Peterborough. Buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Grave IV.H.01.

22 July 2003

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