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LITTLE ADDINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial is in the form of a stone cross on a shaft mounted on aplinth with a four-stepped base with the inscription in relief on the plinth. It stands in St Mary's Churchyard and was unveiled circa 1920. A second stone was added to the memorial to record the names of the men who fell in World War II.

To the glory of God and in memory of
those who died in defence of their
country and their country's honour

1914-1918

AGER

Charles Edward [Ted]
Private 7618, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds on the Western Front 25th October 1914. An Old Contemptible. Born Little Addington, enlisted Rushden. Buried in LES GONARDS CEMETERY, VERSAILLES, Yvelines, France. Plot/Row/Section 2. Grave 13.

COCKERILL

Alfred John
Private 43553, 2nd/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1918. Born Coton, Cambs., enlisted Luton, Beds. Formerly 49264, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Road D. Grave 16.

COLLIS

Frank
Private 40102, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th April 1917. Aged 20. Born Little Addington, enlisted Northampton, resident Thrapston. Formerly 3732, Essex Regiment. Buried in MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 1/

MUMFORD

James [William]
Private 16647, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th July 1917. Aged 27. Born Little Addington, enlisted Rushden. Son of James and Emma Mumford, of Little Addington. No known grave. Commemorated on NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

MUMFORD

Walter
Lance Corporal 18232, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31st March 1918. [Other sources state he died fighting in France on 10th March 1918] Born Irthlingborough, enlisted Rushden. Buried in BOVES WEST COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 9.

PENTELOW

John
Private 20151, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st March 1918. Aged 44. Born Little Addington, enlisted Rushden. Son of John and Elizabeth Pentelow, of Little Addington. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

PENTELOW

William [E]
Private 18243, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment transferred to 620226, 277th Prisoner of War Company, Labour Corps. Died 29th December 1918. Buried in DON COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ANNOEULLIN, Nord, Franbe. Plot I. Row C. Grave 8.

RICHARDSON

Alfred Ernest
Private 27635, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment.  Died of wounds at home 10th September 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Little Addington, enlisted Irthlingborough. Son of Mary Richardson, of Little Addington, and the late George Richardson; husband of Kathleen Annie Flawn (formerly Richardson), of Little Addington. Formerly 6434, Essex Regimet. Buried in the south-east corner of ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, LITTLE ADDINGTON, Northamptonshire.

WAITE

Ernest
Private 15812, 2nd Battalon, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th March 1917. Aged 20. Born Little Addington, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. S. J. Flawn, of Little Addington. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 4.

1939-1945

CARPENTER

George (Smoothy)
Not listed on the CWGC so he must have been discharged, therefore technically a civilian, before his death. He was known as Smoothy to his friends.  He was with the Northamptonshire Regiment.  He died of a heart attack on May 1st 1942 and is buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, LITTLE ADDINGTON, Northamptonshire.

PECK

Ronald (Ronnie)
Private 5887102, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. He was due for a spot of home leave in May 1940, but the German invasion put a stop to that.  Ronnie died on the beach at Dunkirk on May 21st 1940.  He was just 20 although the CWGC state 21. Son of William and Amy Peck, of Kettering. He lived on Church Green in Little Addington and worked at the Express Works in Irthlingborough.  He joined up at the outbreak of war in 1939 and spent the Phoney War in France. Buried in ESQUELMES WAR CEMETERY, Pecq, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 33.

TEBBUTT

Roland (Rowley) Ernest
Seaman LT/JX 696044, H.M. Trawler "Gairsay", Royal Naval Patrol Service. He was a sailor on the Gairsay, a naval trawler, which was used to supply troops in Normandy following the D-Day landings in 1944.  The ship was torpedoed off the coast of Normandy on 3rd August 1944.  She went down in just 30 seconds.  Most of the crew, including Rowley, were drowned. AGed 37. Husband of Edna May Tebbutt, of Little Addington. He lived on Woodford Road in Little Addington. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 14. Column 3.

WAITE

Arthur (Tommy)
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1579832, 83 Squadron (Lancaster's), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 29th January 1944, aged22, when his Lancaster, The Saint, was on a night raid to Berlin when it was attacked by German night fighters.  The Saint collided with an Australian Lancaster.  The collision brought down both planes, with the loss of both crews.  Son of William and Ellen Lavinia Waite, of Little Addington. He was known as Tommy to his friends.  The 6th of 11 children, he lived at Chancel Cottage, next door to the church.  He was the scorer for the village cricket team and worked at the Victoria Leather Works in Higham Ferrers. Buried in AABENRAA CEMETERY, Denmark. Allied Military Plot. Row 4. Collective grave 21.

WARD

John (Jack) Henry
Lieutenant 359537, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died in a motorcycle accident 26th July 1947, aged 39. He lived at Meadowcroft on Woodford Road in Little Addington.  Son of John and Sarah Ward; husband of Maggie Vera Ward, of Little Addington. A regular for 21 years with the Northamptonshire Regiment, he rose to the rank of quartermaster. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, LITTLE ADDINGTON, Northamptonshire.

Last updated 28 August, 2016

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