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Compiled and Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2006

At the junction of the road just down from the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Newham, Nr. Daventry. It takes the form of a foilated stone cross set on a plinth that bears the inscriptions in relief. The memorial was unveiled in 1920. The names cover World War 1 omnly, there are 14 of them.
Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2006

To the glory of God and in continual
Remembrance of the Men of NEWNHAM who
died for their Country in the Great War
1914 - 1919




Private 32111 in the Northamptonshire Regiment. He died 9 March 1918 and his death was registered in Janury to March Quarter 1918 at Daventry. His World War 1 Pensions record 1917 show Emma Abel, widow, as next of kin at Sextion House, Padanswick (sic) [note; s/b Police Section House, Paddenswick Road], Hammersmith Road, London. Son of Henry Abel and Clara Lucy Abel, birth registered April to June Quarter 1893 (born January 1893), baptised 24 August 1893. In the 1911 Census he was aged 17, a butcher and farm labourer, born Newnham, resident Newnham, Daventry, Northamptonshire. He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. He enlisted 12 January 1917. His discharge papers show he was discharged 25 August 1917 at Warley, under Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulation (Sickness), suffering Tubercle of Lung, aged 23 years 226 days, height 6 feet 1½ inches, chest 40 inches, complexion pale rather sallow, grey eyes, brown hair, civilian trade Policeman, intended place of residence Newnham, Northamptonshire, issued Silver War Badge 225631 7 September 1917. He served at home 12 January 1917, then France 11 April 1917, home gain 39 June 1917 until his discharge. His record of service shows he was resident at enlistment at Sextion House, Paddenswick, Hammersmith Road, London, aged 23 years, a Police Constable, single, appointed to the Northamptonshire Regiment 12 January 1917 in West London. His next of kin was Emma Abel, of 22, Longridge Road, Earls Court, London S.W. Married Emma Emery in St Cuthbert's, Kensington, London 15 March 1917.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index, 1918:

ABEL Osbert of Newnham near Daventry Northamptonshire private No. 32111 3rd battalion Northamptonshire regiment died 9 March 1918 Administration Northampton 25 May to Emma Abel widow. Effects £123 7s.


Sidney George

His birth was registered in the January to March Quarter 1898. Son of William Walker Band and Laura Emily Wady Band. He enlisted in 1914 as Private 85652 in the Machine Gun Corps, Northampton Yeomanry. He was mentioned in dispatches from Gallipoli, was gassed and discharged disabled as an Acting Corporal in 1920. He died from the affects of gas on 2nd September 1925. His father William Walker Band was Highway Surveyor for Daventry Rural District and a Farmer. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Watford, Northamptonshire, at school, son of William W and Laura Emily Band, resident Newnham, Daventry, Northamptonshire. When war came in 1914 he lied about his age (being just 16) to join the Northamptonshire Yeomanry Machine Gun Corps. His two elder brothers; William Wady Band and John Band also served in the Machine Gun Corps. Married Emily H Smith in July to September Quarter 1920 in Daventry Registration District. Buried in Newnham Church Graveyard, almost over the road from his parents' Crabtree Farm.

He is commemorated as making the Great Sacrifice 'Gassed Died 2nd Sept 1925' as S George Band on the plaque in St Michael and All Angels Church.



Private 22956, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 10th December 1916. Aged 22. Son of Jabez William and Anne Susanne Abbott Carvell. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.



Aircraftman 3rd Class (Corporal Mechanic - Armourer) 69279, 11th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action in France 16 September 1917. Native of Daventry, Northants. In the 1881 census he was aged 4, born Warwickshire, a scholar, son of Samuel and Charlotte Cox, resident The Mill, Upper Shuckburgh, Southam, Warwickshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 22, born Warwickshire, a Brewer's Drayman, son of Charlotte Cox (a widow), resident 19, North Street, Daventry, Northamptonshire. Married Sylvia Marva Middleton 20 April 1908 in Newnham. Attested 11 December 1915 at Daventry, joined Royal Flying Corps 22 June 1916, aged 39 years 2 months, resident Newnham, Daventry, a Drayman, married. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, Dickebusch, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 20.


John William

[Listed as William John FOSTER on CWGC and SDGW] Private G/19587, 11th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) formerly 32390, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Agd 19. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Foster, of The Locks, Braunston, Rugby. Born Milton, Northants, resident Newnham, near Daventry, Northants, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45 and 47.


Arthur C

Gunner 152946 Royal Field Artillery "D" Bty. 242nd Bde. Died 14th March 1918. Aged 30. Son of William Hancock, of Newnham, Daventry, Northants. Husband of Caroline Gertrude Hancock, of Harpole, Northampton. Buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 7.


Frederick G

Private G/86131, 19th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 15th April 1918. Aged 39. Son of Joseph Hirons; husband of Ellen Hirons, of Newnham, Daventry, Northants. Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave27.


Samuel George

Private 84056, 2nd/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 31st August 1918. Aged 33. Son of Samuel and Lydia Hirons, of Newnham, Daventry, Northants. Buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension. Somme France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 8.


Eric Newzam

Captain, 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers. Died on service in United Kingdom 20 June 1917. Aged 29. Son of the late Dr. Arthur and Mrs. Nicholson, husband of Mrs. Eric Nicholson (now Countess of Ereadalbane and Holland, nee Armorer Romer Williams), of Daneholme House, Daventry. Educated at Eton College, left Eton College in 1904. Aged 26 he married Armorer Rimor Williams in 1913 in St Peter, Eaton Square, Pimlico, London. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in east end of Newnham St Michael Churchyard.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index, 1917:

NICHOLSON Eric Newzam of Newnham Northamptonshire died 20 June 1917 Probate London 2 August to Romer Williams esquire. Effects 217 5s. 7d.


Owen M

Private 17197 Northamptonshire Regiment 7th Bn. Died 21st March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, France Somme ref: Panel 54 to 56.



Possibly: Private 203162, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 16 August 1917. Buried New Irish Farm Cemetery Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row A. Grave 8.


Ernest Ambrose

Private G/13149 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 6th Btn Died 23rd November 1916. Aged 36. Son of Joseph Russell, of Newnham; husband of Mrs. Russell, of Yew Tree Cottage, Newnham, nr. Daventry, Northants. Buried in Avesnes -Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais. France ref; II. B. 17.


Archie Thomas

Private 6538 Middlesex Regiment 29th Bn. transf. to (84958) 432nd Agricultural Coy.(Labour Corps) Died 19th July 1919. Aged 27. Son of David and Lizzie Russell, of Newnham. Buried in Newnham St Michael Churchyard opposite south porch.


Harry W F

Serjeant 2718 East Surrey Regiment 8th Btn. Died 1st July 1916 Commemorated Thiepval Memorial ref; Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.

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