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POLEBROOK War Memorial

Compiled and copyright © 2004 Ernie Rusdale

1914-1918

ABBOTT

R J A

Private, 204268, Reginald John Arthur Abbott, 2/4th York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 03-05-17. Enlisted Leicester. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 08.

ALLEN

Arthur

Private, 493162, 1/13th London Regiment (Kensington). Killed in action 08-04-18, aged 22. Formerly 6076, Middlesex Regiment. Born Polebrook, enlisted Northampton. Son of John Jakes Allen and Martha Allen, Polebrook. Buried in Dainville Communal Cemetery, Arras, Grave A.31.

ARNETT

James Henry

Private, 17229, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Loos 27-09-15. Born Polebrook, enlisted Oundle. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 91/93.

BOSWORTH

Leonard Thomas

Private, G/2534, 2nd Middlesex Regiment. Died at home 24-01-18. Born Warmington, enlisted Oundle. See also Warmington Memorial. Buried in Warmington Churchyard, Northants.

COULSON

Matthew

Private, 17228, 7th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Loos 27-09-15. Born Polebrook, enlisted Oundle. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 91/93.

FERGUSON

V J

Lieutenant, Victor John Ferguson, 2nd Life Guards attached 2nd Bn. Guards Machine Gun Regiment. Killed in action 21-08-18, aged 20. Son of Brigadier General A. F. H. Ferguson and the Hon. Mrs. Ferguson, Polebrooke Hall, Oundle, Northants. Buried in Querrieu British Cemetery, Somme, Grave E.01.

HARTLEY

H E

Believed to be: Corporal, 2765, Herbert Edward Hartley, 2nd Life Guards. Killed in action 13-05-15. Born Barnwell, Northants, enlisted London. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 03.

JACKSON

Lewis

L/Corporal, 9894, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27-07-16. Born and resident Polebrook, enlisted Bedford. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 02C.

LANGLEY

John

Private, 22936, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18-08-16, aged 23. Born Polebrook, enlisted Thrapston. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Langley, Polebrook. Buried in Bazentin-Le-Petit Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave Sp. Mem. B.18.

LOUTH

Arthur

Private, 14328, 8th Border Regiment. Killed in action 14-06-17, aged 30. Born Polebrook, enlisted Kendal, resident Milnthorpe, Westmoreland. Son of Mrs. Jane Louth, Polebrook, Northants. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Panel 35.

PATEMAN

S J

Private, 3rd Northamptonshire Regiment. No further information currently.

PAWSEY

Lewis Harold

Sapper, 31022, G Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home 30-10-16, aged 32. Born Wimbledon, enlisted Northampton. Son of James and Charlotte Pawsey, Polebrook, Northants. Buried in Polebrook Cemetery, Northants.

ROSE

B

Believed to be: Private, 17442, Benjamin Rose, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Loos 25-09-15. Born Winwick, enlisted Oundle. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 91/93.

TEBBUTT

Wilfred

Gunner, 168499, D Battery, 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 12-10-17, aged 30. Born Polebrook, enlisted Oundle. Husband of Ada Maud Tebbutt, Lyndhurst, Polebrook. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Grave XXVIII.D.13.

THOMPSON

Charles Nathan

Private, 9705, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 04-12-14, aged 25. Born Stilton, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mary Ann Abbott, Polebrook, Northants. Buried in Boulogne eastern Cemetery, Grave III.B.55.

TITMAN

Lewis

Private, G/11774, 7th Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 18-09-18, aged 21. Enlisted Oundle. Son of Alfred and Amy Titman, Polebrook, Northants. Buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Grave II.D.05.

Not Recorded on Memorial:

ABBOTT

Joseph Herbert

Private, 17990, Depot Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died at home 11-11-18, aged 41. Born Polebrook, enlisted Northampton. Son of Thomas Abbott. Buried in Barnwell All Saints Churchyard

ABBOTT

Lewis Arthur

Private, 17729, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18-08-16, aged 36. Born Polebrook, enlisted Peterborough. Son of John and Hannah Abbott, Polebrook. Served as Private Harry Williams. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Grave II.E.53.

TITMAN

Herbert

Private, 15848, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15-09-15, aged 19. Born Polebrook, enlisted Oundle. Son of Thomas and the late Emily Titman, Polebrook Lodge, Northants. Buried in Point 110 Old Military Cemetery, Fricourt, Grave F.06.

WILLIAMS

Harry

Private, 17729, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Served as Williams; real name Private Lewis Arthur ABBOTT see above.

1939-1945

PRIOR

Harry Percy

Corporal, 5884410, 6th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 17-07-43, aged 25. Son of William and L. Prior; husband of Joan E. Prior, Smethwick, Staffordshire. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Grave III.B.16.

FRANCIS

Arthur

Gunner, 960209, 116 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 08-07-44, aged 26. Son of Arthur and Margaret Bessie Francis, Oundle, Northants. Buried in Hermanville War Cemetery, Normandy, Grave IV.D.09.

7 March 2004

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