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KETTERING WORLD WAR 1

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Martin Edwards; Research David Goble & Chris Comber
additional information John Stanyard

SURNAMES - A
1914-1919

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ABBOTT

Charles (Snr.)
Private 18968, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1916 at Trones Wood, Somme, France. Aged 40. Born 4 November 1875 in Kettering and enlisted Kettering. Husband of Ellen Abbott, son of Frederick and Sarah Ann Abbott, brother to Private Harry Abbott Isee below). Army medical examination 7 June 1915 at Kettering, aged 29, employed as a Shoe Worker, height 5 feet 3¾ inches, girth 34 inches, physical development fair. His wife, Ellen Abbott (nee Lovell) (married 1894), of 14 Hazelwood Lane, Kettering, was notified of his death. His son Charles (Junior) also died (see below). In the 1911 census he was aged 36, married to Ellen, with 5 children including Charles (Jnr), a Shoe Finisher, born Kettering, resident 16 Lower St Kettering, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

ABBOTT

Charles (Jnr.)
Private 12845, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died from wounds in the Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 31st March 1918. Aged 20. Born January 1898 in Kettering and enlisted Kettering. Son of Charles (above) and Ellen Abbott of 77, Wood Street, Kettering. Army medical examination 31 August 1914 at Kettering, declared age 19 years 7 days; height 5 feet 5 inches, girth 34 inches, weight 114 lbs, physical development fair, blue eyes. brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Bullet wound in the right thigh 18 August 1916, hospitalised 23 August 1916 to 23 September 1916. He attested 31 August 1914. Details of his death notified to his mother Mrs Ellen Abbott, of 14 Hazelwood Lane, Kettering. He was employed as a Shoe Worker, born Kettering. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, son of Charles and Ellen Abbott, a Shoe Finisher, born Kettering, resident 16 Lower St Kettering, Northants. Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 30.
ABBOTT Harry
Private 13831, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1915. Aged 21. Born Kettering, enlisted Northampton. Son of Fredrick and Sarah Ann Abbott, of Kettering. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, son of Frederick and Sarah Ann Abbott, born Kettering, resident 141, Russell Street, Kettering; brother of Charles (Snr) (above). In the 1911 census he was aged 16, son of Fredrick and Sarah Ann Abbott, a Shoe Laster, born Kettering, resident 141 Russell Street, Kettering, Northants. Buried in Point 110 Old Military Cemetery, Fricourt, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 9.

ABRAHAM

Eustace
Private 72093, 2nd/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Frank & Rose Eleanor Abraham of 113, Kingsley Avenue, Kettering. Formerly 39844, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

ABRAHAM

Eustace
No further information currently

ABRAHAM

Harry
Private (Lance Corporal) 9896, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action near Dickebusch, Ypres 15 March 1915. Aged 25. Born St Luke's, Kettering, enlisted Northampton, resident Kettering. Son of Harry & Alice Abrahams of 60, Queen Street, Kettering. . No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial.

ABRAHAMS

William Henry
Corporal 18749, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11th November 1917. Aged 22. Born Kettering, enlisted Wellingborough. Husband of Mrs A.E. Abrahams of Brickyard Row, Burton Latimer. Son of William & Alice Abrahams of 61, Queens Street, Kettering. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery.

ABRAMS

Herbert aka Bertie
Sergeant 408386, 6th Canadian Engineers. Killed in action at Amiens 8 August 1918. Aged 26. Son of Arthur & Elizabeth Abrams of Kettering ?. Born in Hitchin, Herts. (Possibility only) Buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Crout-Sur-Somme

ALBON

Horace
Private 6302, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Pilckem near Ypres 24 October 1914. Aged 32. Regular. Son of George & Mary Anne Albon of Kettering. Born in Arlesley Beds and enlisted in Ipswich. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium,

ALBRIGHT

Joseph
[Listed as Joe ALLBRIGHT on SDGW] Private 7961, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th September 1916. Aged 33. Born St Giles, Northampton, enlisted Kettering. Son of Joseph & Hannah Albright of Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

ALLBURY

Richard
Able Seaman R/351, Nelson Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action on the Ancre 2 February 1917. Aged 30 Husband of Clara Allbury of 21, Field Street, Kettering. Son of John & Mary Allbury of 140, King Street, Kettering. Born in Kettering. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel

ALLBURY

George William
[Listed on some records as William George ALLBURY] Rifleman 879038, 33rd (City of ondon) Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 15th October 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Kettering, enlisted Northampton. Son of John & Mary Allbury of 140, King Street, Kettering. Born in Kettering & enlisted in Northampton. Son of John & Mary Allbury of 140, King Street, Kettering. Born in Kettering & enlisted in Northampton. Formerly 37784, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Belgium

ALLEN

Frederick James
Private231, 4th Battalion, Australian Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive. 28 March 1918. Aged 39. Son of James & Susan Allen of 3, Morley Street, Kettering. Born in Woodford. No known grave. Commemorated on Villers Bretonneux Memorial

ALLEN

Horace [Arthur]
Private 401442, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action at Amiens 8 August 1918. Aged 22. Born Kettering, enlisted and resident Burton Latimer. Son of Thomas & Ellen Allen of Burton Latimer. Husband of Grace Allen (Remarried) of St Annes, Lancaster Road, Kettering. Buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres

ALLEN

Herbert Frederick
Private 8565, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. K6th Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 28 October 1914. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Kettering. Son of Thomas & Louisa Allen of 8, Pollard Street, Kettering. Brother of St. John Edward Allen (Below).. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.

ALLEN

St. John Edward aka John Edward
Lance Corporal 3/10545, 7th [SDGW] or 1st Battalion [CWGC] Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds on 31st December 1914 whilst serving on the Western Front. Aged 29. Born in Blisworth, Northamptonshire in 1886. Enlisted Northampron. Husband of Ethel Allen, of Grange Rd., Geddington, Kettering. He married Ethel Mary Dix in Kettering in the October to December Quarter 1904. By 1911, they were living at 14 Sartoris Road, Rushden. They had one son, John. His occupation in 1911 was “house painter”. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, son of Thomas and Louisa M Allen, a Plumber's Apprentice, born Blisworth, resident 8, Pollard Street, Kettering; brother of Hebert Frederick Allen (above). He attested 10 March 1903, aged 17, as Private 6889, 3 Battalion, Northamptonshire resident 8 Pollard Street, Kettering, employed as a painter by Messrs Turner & Blake of Kettering. he was 5 feet 4¾ inches, weighed 100lbs, chest 30½ inches. complexion fresh, eyes brown, hair dark brown, religious denomination Church of England. He purchased his way out on 21 March 1903. He re-attested 14 November 1906 at Kettering, aged 20 years 6 months, a Plumber & Decoartor employed by Mr Gibbs of Kettering. He is now recorded as being 5 feert 7 inches, 133lbs, chest 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, ahir light brown (how did his eyes change colour?). He attested as Private 7704, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. He again purchased his discharge 23 May 1907. Burie din BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 82.

ALLIN

Harry
Sapper 69560, 141st Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 25 June 1916. Born in Northampton. Enlisted in Kettering. Buried in Mondicourt Communal Cemetery.

ALLSOP

Herbert Edward
[Spelt ALLSOPP on SDGW] Private 25385, 2nd/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). 62nd Division. Killed in action 20th May 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Kettering. Son of Herbert & Lily Blanche Allsopp of 22, Edinburgh Road, Kettering. Born & enlisted in Kettering. Formerly 45561, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery.

ALTHORPE

Edward
Private 8366, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 7th November 1914. Aged 25. Born and resident Kettering, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.

ALTHORPE

Frank
Private 18245, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action near Loos, 20th June 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Kettering. Son of James & Bertha Allthorpe of 74, Bath Road, Kettering. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay.

ALTHORPE

Sidney
Private 3/9688, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Richebourg 8 April 1915. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Kettering. Son of John & Annie Allthorpe of 40, Gas Street, Kettering. . No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.

ANDERSON

James
Private 16123, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, 12th Division. Died of wounds after the war 7 October 1919. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Kettering. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Anderson of Kettering. Husband of Harriett Laura Anderson of 48, Wadcroft, Kettering. Buried in Kettering (Gordon Road) Cemetery.

ANDERSON

John Turnbull
Second Lieutenant 20th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly Lance Corporal with the Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres 5 October 1917. Aged 19. Son of John Glover & Margaret Anderson of 10, Kingsley Avenue, Kettering. Educated at Laxton School, and Oundle. Scholar of Clare College, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial.

ANDREWS

Charles William
Private 7114, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 28th Division. Killed in action at St Eloi, Ypres 29 March 1915. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Kettering. Son of Mr & Mrs Andrews of Kettering. Buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No 3.

ANNESS

Thomas William
Private 31027, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Ramscapelle 10 July 1917. Aged 32. Born Kettering 1885, enlisted Northampton. Son of Alfred & Sarah Ann Anness of Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Nieuport Memorial.

ANNISS

Alfred
Private 722105 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment).1st Canadian Division. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Aged 32. Son of James & Elizabeth Annis,Publicans, of Kettering formerly of Lowestoft, Suffolk. Born in Lowestoft. Buried in Dominion Cemetery, Hendecourt-Les-Cagnicourt.

ANTILL

Ernest Harry
Private. 908187, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), 1st Canadian Division. Killed in action 15 August 1917. Aged 38. Son of Mr & Mrs Ernest Antill of 78,Wellington Street, Kettering. Husband of Mrs Eliza Anthill of 104, Spring Street, Batavia, Illinois USA. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial.

ARBON

Alfred
Private. 6986, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action near Shrewsbury Forest, Ypres 3 November 1914. Born in Woodford, Northants and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial.

ARBON

Ernest Edward
Private 37109, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Edward & Louisa Arbon of Kettering. Born in Woodford and enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

ARBON

Walter
Private. 16826, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9 May 1915. Aged 17. Son of Joseph & Priscilla Arbon of Church Green, Woodford. Born in Rothwell and enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial

ARCHER

Frank William
Private. 1093, 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, 1st Australian Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Pozieres 22/27 July 1916. Aged 29. Son of William & Elizabeth Woolstan Archer. Born in Wellingborough. No known grave. Commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.

ARCHER

Percival [Edwin] aka 'Percy'
Acting Lance Corporal 71848, "E" Corps Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 15th November 1917. Aged 33. Born Desford, Leicestershire, enlisted Worcester, resident Kettering. Son of Mr & Mrs John Archer of Desford, Leicestershire. Husband of Esther Archer later of 267, Alfreton Road, Nottingham. Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul.

ASBREY

Bert aka Bertie
[Spelt ASBERY on CWGC and SDGW] Private. 37441, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 16 November 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Asbery of 19, Clarence Road, Kettering. Born in Broughton and enlisted in Kettering. Formerly with the Northantamptonshire Regiment (9184). Buried in Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte

ASBREY

Harold Wilfred
Private G/15683, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 13 August 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Kettering. Son of William & Bertha Asbrey of 75 Montague Street, Kettering. Commemorated in Royal Sussex Memorial Chapel, Chichester Cathedral. Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Belgium.

ASBREY

William Wren
Private TF200283, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 54th Division. Killed in action at the, 2nd Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 19 Brother of Mrs E.Worthington of 49, Grafton under Wood, Kettering. Born in Rothwell and enlisted in Kettering. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial

ASHBY

Thomas aka 'Tom'
Private 56329, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 43rd Division. Died of wounds 23 September 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident Kettering, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr & Mrs Ashby of Kettering. Formerly 32046, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery.

ASKEW

Wilfred [Charles]
Private 32435, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 2 May 1918. Aged 24 Formerly with the RASC. Son of Kate Askew of 61, Wood Street, Kettering. Born in Harrold, Beds and enlisted in Kettering. Buried in Morbecque British Cemetery.

ATKINS

Richard [Sidney]
Private 31162, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 13 March 1917. Aged 31. Born Kettering, enlisted Northampton. Son of James and Clara Atkins of Kettering. Buried in Larchwood (Railway Cuttings) Cemetery.

ATTWELL

Fred John
No further information currently

AUSTIN

Harry
Private 3826, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 54th Division. Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 22 September 1915. Aged 22. Son of John Thomas and Alice Austin. Born in Corby and enlisted in Kettering Buried in 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli.

AVERY

Frank William
NPrivate. TF/200103, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment 54th Division. Killed in action at the, 2nd Battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Aged 25. Son of Frank & Elizabeth Avery of 192, Regent Street, Kettering. Born in Northampton and enlisted in Kettering. Royal Sussex Memorial Chapel, Chichester Cathedral. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial

AVIS

Algernon Charles
No further information currently

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