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ROADE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

The Roade war memorial stands on the village war memorial green, Roade. The memorial takes the form of a stone cross on an octagonal column standing on a plinth with a two-stepped base. There are 8 names for World War 1 and 8 names for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Paul Goodwin 2009

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF ROADE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
IN DEFENCE OF HOME AND COUNTRY

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

PASS NOT THIS TONE IN SORROW
BUT IN PRIDE,
AND MAY WE LIVE AS NOBLY AS
THEY DIED.

RYAN, M.C.

James Henry Aloysius

Captain, 1st Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Son of Walter H. Ryan, of Roade, Northampton. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Row 16.

SHEPHERD

John George Allan

[Spelt SHEPPARD on memorial] Lance Corporal S/13308, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs). Killed in action 12th October 1916. Born Elgin, Morayshire, enlisted Bletchley, Bucks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 C.

CHAPLIN

[John] Thomas

Private 9899, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment attached 256th Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 12th August 1917. Aged 18. Born Roade, enlisted Northampton. Son of Thomas and Emma Chaplin, of Roade, Northampton. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 29.

HARBADGE

George Frederick

[Spelt HARBIDGE on memorial] Private 25196, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1916. Aged 23. Born Roade, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. Alice Harbage, of Leys, Roade, Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

SMITH

P T A

Private - No further information currently available - too many possibilities but nothing definite

WHITLOCK

Herbert

Private 25235, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Wellingborough. Son of John and Amelia Whitlock, of Roade, Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

ELLIOTT

Charles Edward

Private S/33936, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 7th March 1918. Aged 26. Born Weedon, enlisted St. Pancras, middlesex, resident Hampstead, Middlesex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Elliott, of Roade, Northampton. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row B. Grave 1.

LANE

Riley

Private 67247, Royal Fusiliers posted to 2nd/2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 26th October 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Roade, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. R. W. Lane, of Hyde Cottages, Roade, Northampton. Formerly 18323, 29th Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

1939-1945

DUNKLEY

Frank Wilfred

Sergeant 7889452, D Squadron, 1st Battalion, Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C. Died 8th August 1944. Aged 22. Son of Benjamin Frank and Lilian Cathrine Dunkley, of Roade. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 18, Column 2.

EVERY

William

Lance Corporal 5949748, 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 26th May 1944. Son of Thomas Albert and Winifred Every, of Roade. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Itlay. Plot XI. Row F. Grave 20.

EVERY, M.M.

Jack

Trooper 6459844, Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), Royal Armoured Corps. Died 29th March 1943. Aged 22. Son of Thomas A. and W. Every, of Roade. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in SFAX WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 4.

EVERY

Thomas Victor

Rifleman 6896275, 7th (1st Battalion, Queen Victoria's Rifles) Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 22nd August 1944. Aged 25. Buried in KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 4. Row C. Grave 10.

WATTS

J

Driver - No further information cureently available - cannot identify, too many possibilities

CURTIS

Frederick [Joseph William]

[Listed as Private on memorial] Driver 174632, Royal Army Service Corps attached Royal Artillery. Died 30th April 1941. Aged 26. Son of Arthur Charles and Rose Kate Beatrice Curtis, of Roade. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 12.

KEDWARDS

W H

Driver T/14900619, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 6th June 1946. Aged 34. Husband of Kathleen Elsie Kedwards, of Roade. Buried in ROADE CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Grave 288.

WALKER

C J

Private probably Cyril John WALKER, Private 5882955, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 23rd May 1940. Aged 26. Son of George Thomas Walker and Lydia Gertrude Walker, of Courtenhall, Northamptonshire. Buried in MAROEUIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 26.

TO COMMEMORATE THE GIFT OF
£750
BY THE PEOPLE OF ROADE
TO THE WAR MEMORIAL APPEAL OF
THE NORTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL
WORLD WAR 1939-1945
"SWEET MERCY IS NOBILITY'S TRUE BADGE"

Last updated 6 March, 2010

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