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HOLCOT WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Carolynn Langley 2010

Located at the Road junction with Moulton Road and Back Lane, Holcot, Daventry, Northamptonshire. It takes the form of a two-stepped octagonal stone base surmounted by a square plinth, columnated at each corner, rising from the plinth is a short column, a boss and a tapering shaft with foliated cross. Four slate inset panels on the sides of the plinth bear the inscription andthe names in gold coloured lettering. A later addition of a raised two stepped circular road island now protects the memorial. There are 10 names for World War 1 and one for World War 2.
Photographs Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2010

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
And in MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914- 1919
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

ALEXANDER Noel Legard
Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Kings Own Yorks Light Infantry. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Edward Disney Alexander, M.Inst. M.E., of Milton House, Northamptonshire. Buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 10.
FAULKNER John Thomas
Private 17200, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1915. Born Holcot, enlisted Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.
HOUGHTON Bernard
Private 17612, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 June 1917. Born Holcot, enlisted Wellingborough. Son of Mrs. Ann W. Houghton, of 18, Newcomen Rd., Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Buried in Rookery British Cemetery, Pas de Calias, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 8.
HOUGHTON Thomas Alderman
Private 57623, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Born Holcot, enlisted Northampton. Formerly 14773, East Surrey Regiment. Formerly 14773, East Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 and 6.
HOUGHTON Wilfred
Private 15986, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1915. Aged 24.Born Holcot, enlisted Creaton, Northamptonshire. Son of Stephen and Sarah Ann Houghton, of Main St., Holcot, Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.
MABBUTT Bert
Private 75901, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 21/ September 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Holcot, enlisted Northamptonshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Mabbutt, of Overstone Grange Cottages, Northampton. Formerly 10/27439, Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme. France. Plot III. Row L. Grave 15.
MOBBS Frederick William
[Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 18150, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 June 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Holcot, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Mobbs, of Main St., Holcot, Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
SABIN Edward
Private 4695, 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars. Died of wounds 21 April 1917. Aged 28. Born, resident and enlisted Northampton. Son of Thomas and Ann Sabin, of Holcot, Northamptonshire. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row E. Grave 12A.
TARRY Frederick
Private (Signaller) 7012, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers . Died 11 October 1918. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. D. Tarry, of Halcott, Northampton. Buried in St. Aubert British Cemetery, Nord France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 13.
WINDER Gordon Clark Drage
[Spelt Clarke on CWGC] Lance Corporal 73722, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 15 September 1916. Born 5 February 1891 in London. Son of Frances Winder, ofg The Grange Holcot, Northants. Aged 24. Son of the late William John Winder and Fanny Garratt Winder. Attested anbd passed fit 24 October 1914 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, labourer by trade. Height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 37 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10490 - 39
THIS CROSS WAS GIVEN BY
Mrs E.L. DANIELS
THE PATRON OF THIS LIVING
1939-1945
WALKER Horace john
Able Sseaman C/JX 315637, S.S. Reiaas, Royal Navy. Died 13 June 1944. Aged 19. Son of Horace and Violet L. M. Walker, of Holcot, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 76, Column 2.

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