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POTTERSPURY - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Clare Langley; researched Martin Edwards

The roll of honour at Potterspury can be found in the church of St Nicholas. It is in the form of a hand written roll and is to the right of the nave on a stone column; the lettering has faded and looks water damaged. In the south aisle, in the east window is a stained glass window with a furthr scroll at the bottom. The names for ease of written have been merged here, those on the main scroll are marked † and those on the east window scroll *.

East Window Scroll

Photographs Copyright © Clare Langley 2003

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

WE WILL BE BRAVE

Main Roll

Photographs Copyright © Clare Langley 2003

ROLL OF HONOUR
1914 - 1918

BASON?

Charles

Private, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

BRACKWELL

George

Private, Northumberland Regiment (this is probably John Charles below)

*

BRACKWELL

John [Charles]

Private 3/9846, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Poterspury, enlisted Towcester.

CHURCH

Stanley

Private 38012, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 1st November 1917. Born Potterpury, enlisted Oxford, resident Buckingham. Formerly 24245, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

HARRY

Charles

Sergeant, Northamptonshire Regiment.

HENSON

Charles

Corporal TR10/156544, 51st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 23rd April 1918. Age 27. Son of the late William and Amy Henson. Formerly Northamptonshire Regiment? Buried at the south end of ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH CEMETERY, POTTERSPURY.

TR10/156544 CORPORAL
C. HENSON
THE QUEENS
23rd APRIL 1918 age 27

†*

HENSON

William [Henry]

Private 27598, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 18th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Potterspury, enlisted Towcester.

IPSWICH?

Edward

Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards

†*

LAMBERT

Charles [Thomas]

Private G/50674, 13th Battalion, Duke of CAmbridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 16th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Potterspury, enlisted Towcester.

MAYCOCK

Albert

Private, Irish Rifles

MUNDAY

Edwin

[Spelt MUNDY on SDGW] Private 41769, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Claverton, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Potterspury.

-OP-EIL

Arthur

Private, Manchester Regiment

PACKER

Arthur

Gunner 194470, "B" Battery, 320th Brigade, Royal Artillery transferred to (543369) 457th Company, Labour Corps. Died 7th February 1919. Age 29. Son of John and Clara Packer; husband of Clara E. Tapp (formerly Packer), of Grafton Terrace, Potterspury. Born at Potterspury. Buried close to the North gate of ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH CEMETERY, POTTERSPURY.

†*

POSTLEWAITE

Harold

Lance Corporal, Surrey Regiment

†*

RATCLIFFE

George [Richard]

Private 12942, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th August 1916 in Salonika. Born and resident Potterpury, enlisted Wolverton, Buckinghamshire.

SANDERS

Edward

Corporal Hertfordshire Regiment.

†*

SMART

Wilfred

Corporal, Rifles Brigade

STEWART

Albert

Rifleman Irish Rifles

STEWART

Charles Thomas

Private 31078, 5th Battalion, Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 8th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Potterspury, enlisted Towcester. Formerly 27597, Northamptonshire Regiment.

†*

TAPP

Alfred

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 1st July 1916

TAPP

Reginald

Driver, Royal Engineers

*

TARRY

Thomas

Sergeant, Northumberland Regiment.

Not on either memorial apparently

DICKINS

Samuel

Private 145671, Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons. Killed in action 15th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Northampton, resident Potterspury.

 

FROST

Ernest William

Private 8702, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Potterspury.

KEY

William

Lance Corporal 16339, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Potterspury, enlisted Rushden.

 

MEEKINS

Oliver John

Lance Corporal 17926, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd July 1916 in France & Flanders. BNorn Potterspury, enlisted Rushden.

1939 - 1945

 

CADRY

Jack

Gunner, Royal Artillery

 

EVANS

Roy

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment.

 

CRAYWARD?

Percy

Lance Corporal, Royal Engineers

 

?

Edward

Royal Air Force

 

WATKINS

Charles

Sapper, Royal Engineers

 

PAGE

Alfred Walter

No photograph currently

Driver T/10692722, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 5th March 1943. Age 34. Son of Alfred John and Maud Page; husband of Gwendoline Mary Page, of Potterspury. Buried in ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH CEMETERY, POTTERSPURY.

L/CORPORAL R.A.S.C.
PAGE ALFRED WALTER
Died MARCH 8 1945
aged 34 years

 

IH?

Glen

Sergeant (Pilot), Royal Air Force

 

?

Kenneth

Sergeant, Dorset Regiment.

Buried in the church cemetery but not on memorial

TAPP

Charles Algernon

Private 1300580, Pioneer Corps attached Suffolk Regiment. Died 5th August 1941. Age 37. Son of Charles Edmund and Beatrice Tapp, of Potterspury; husband of Violet Amelia Tapp, of Old Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Buried in ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH CEMETERY, POTTERSPURY.

13095804
PRIVATE
C.A. TAPP
PIONEER CORPS
5th AUGUST 1941 age 37
SLEEP DEAR ONE,
AND TAKE YOUR REST
WE MISS YOU MOST.

FOR KING AND COUNTRY

25 April 2004

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