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SILVERSTONE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2005 - Transcribed Clare Langley; researched Lynda Smith

There are three memorials in Silverstone.

Photographs Copyright © Clare Langley 2005

SILVERSTONE WAR MEMORIAL

This memorial is in village opposite the church. It is inscribed on all four sides.

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE TWENTY-FIVE YOUNG MEN OF THIS
VILLAGE WHO FOUGHT BRAVELY AND DIED NOBLY
DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918.
ALSO AN APPRECIATION OF THE SPLENDID SERVICE
OF THOSE WHO HAVING TAKEN PART IN THE GREAT
STRUGGLE HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR HOME AND
FRIENDS.

" PASS NOT THIS STONE IN SORROW BUT IN PRIDE
AND MAY WE LIVE AS NOBLY AS THOSE THAT DIED "

CHAPMAN

Frank

Private 9504. 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th May 1915. Aged 24. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Northampton. Son of Joshua Chapman, of Cattle End, Silverstone, Towcester. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

DAVIS

Edward George

Private 17393. 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Born Reading, Berkshire. Enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Caroline Davis, of Cattle End, Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

DAVIS

Sydney

Spelt Sidney on CWGC & CD. Private 265204. 6th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th September 1917. Aged 22. Born Ditchley, Oxfordshire. Lived Stoney Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Enlisted Wolverton, Buckinghamshire. Son of William Davis, of Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

DUDLEY

Albert

Private 2604. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th November 1914. Aged 19. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Emma Dudley (stepmother), of West End. Silverstone. Towcester, Northants. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

FAREY

Arthur James

Gunner 42738. 120th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 5th May 1917. Aged 23. Born Chelsea, Middlesex. Lived Towcester, Northamptonshire. Enlisted London. Son of Samuel and Sarah Lavinia Farey. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Ref. P. I. H. 6B.

HARRIS

Jack

Possibly: Private 7072. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 17th September 1914. Aged 31. Born Stoke Goldington. Enlisted Northampton. Son of Charles and Kate Harris, of The Square, Stoke Goldington; husband of Clara Harris, of Spring Cottages, Stoke Goldington, Newport Pagnell. Commemorated: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine et Marne, France.

HERITAGE

Stanley

Private 28136. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th July 1917. Aged 21. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Towcester. Son of Walter and Susannah Heritage, of Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Commemorated: Nieuport Memorial, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

HINTON

Joseph

Sapper 2394. 2nd/1st (West Riding) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 8th July 1916. Aged 26. Lived Mexborough, Yorkshire. Enlisted Sheffield. Son of William Leonard and Amelia Hinton, of Brackley Rd., Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Buried: Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. I. D. 37.

LINNELL

Fred

Private G/20059. "C" Coy. 23rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th June 1917. Aged 28. Born and lived Silverstone. Enlisted Northampton. Son of Edward and Anne Linnell, of Silverstone; husband of Mrs. J. L. Linnell, of Paradise Row, Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.

LOVELL

Thomas

Private 15943. 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders between 10th and 14th March 1915. Aged 22. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lovell, of Little London, Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 2.

LOVELL

Tom

No further information available at present.

OSBORNE

Charles

Private 9451. 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th May 1915. Aged 21. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Towcester. Son of Mrs. Charlotte Linnell, of Mill View Cottage, Little London, Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

ROBERTS

Forester

Private 3/9440. 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 16th November 1914. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Towcester. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

ROBERTS

(George) Septimus

Private 16575. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 7th July 1917. Aged 21. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Roberts, of Cattle End, Silverstone. Towcester. Northants. Buried: Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. C. 40.

ROBERTS

Tom

Private 16574. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 19th April 1918. Aged 32. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. S. Roberts, of Cattle End, Silverstone, Towcester Northants. Buried: Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. N. 46.

RUSH

Fred

Private 16697. 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th March 1917. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Northampton. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

RUSH

Jack

Private 58883. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th October 1918. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Northampton. Buried: Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-Au-Bois, Nord, France. Ref. II. I. 17.

SPENCER

William

Private 16573. 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th May 1915. Aged 19. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Spencer, of Little London, Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Commemorated: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

TIMMS

John Henry

Private G/I039I. 10th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly 22204 Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th October 1916. Aged 18. Born Bodicote, Oxfordshire. Lived Handley Northamptonshire. Enlisted Towcester. Son of W. T. and Ann Timms, of 4, Paradise Row, Silverstone, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Buried: A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Ref. II. B. 8.

VARNEY

George

Private 3/9592. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 6th November 1914. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Northampton. Buried: Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. L. 20.

WARMAN

Arthur

Private 5120. 1st/4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Formerly 4036 Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 19th February 1917. Aged 26. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Towcester. Son of Silas and Emily Warman, of Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Ref. O. V. I. 3.

WEBB

George

Sapper 213571. 371st Forestry Company, Royal Engineers. Died in France & Flanders on 1st September 1918. Aged 31. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Towcester. Son of Angeline Webb; husband of Clara Webb, of Little London, Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Ref. R. II. O. 2.

WHITLOCK

James

Private 16934. 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 26th September 1915. Born Silverstone. Enlisted Towcester. Son of William Whitlock, of Gravel Walk, Silverstone, Towcester. Buried: Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. C. 37.

WHITLOCK

John

Private 12737. 5th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th August 1916. Aged 25. Born and lived Silverstone. Enlisted Oxford. Son of Mrs. Clara Whitlock, of West End, Silverstone, Towcester, Northants. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.

WOOTTON

Frederick George

Private 19402. 1st Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds in The Persian Gulf on 31st March 1916. Born and lived Silverstone. Enlisted Bletchley, Bucks. Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.

TO COMMEMORATE THE GIFT BY THE PEOPLE OF
SILVERSTONE TO THE WAR MEMORIAL APPEAL OF
NORTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL
WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

" Sweet Mercy is Nobility's True Badge"

ALSO IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO FELL IN SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

RODDA

Francis Edward

Flying Officer (Pilot) 133953. 172 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 24th August 1943. Aged 28. Son of William James Rodda and Gwendoline Mary Rodda; husband of Ethel Marion Rodda, of Syresham. Buried: Silverstone (St. Michael) Churchyard. Ref. Grave 401.

TURNELL

Arthur Leslie

Flight Sergeant 1064828. 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 1st October 1944. Buried: Northampton (Billing Road) Cemetery. Ref. Grave 14547. (Screen Wall).

ROBERTS

Albert Edward

Possibly: Lance Corporal T/115029. Royal Army Service Corps, attached to Royal Artillery. Died on 7th February 1945. Aged 25. Son of Frederick and Gertrude Roberts; husband of Daphne Rose Roberts, of Northampton. Buried: Sai Wan War Cemetery, China. Ref. VI. H. 4.

Buried in the Cemetery. Not on the Memorial.

LAMB,

DSO

Algernon Joseph Rutherford

Major 730. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 18th December 1941. Aged 50. Son of William Rutherford Lamb and of Alice M. S. Lamb (nee Mitford); husband of Phillipa Mabel Lamb, of Towcester. Awarded the Distinguished Service order. Buried: Silverstone (St. Michael) Churchyard.

In the grounds of Silverstone Race Track to left of entrance.

PER ARDUA AD ASTRA

TO THOSE WHO SERVED No 17
OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT
Royal Air Force SILVERSTONE
1943 - 1946
Royal  Air Force TURWESTON
1943 - 1945


Inside the grounds of Silverstone Race Track by the Grandstand
is a white concrete block with metal plaque

TO THE MEMORY OF LW 478

578 SQN
DIED  30/03/1944.

McCREANOR

Maurice

Squadron Leader (Pilot) 61308. 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 31st March 1944. Buried: Moston (St. Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

McLENNON

Alexander William

Sergeant (Pilot) 1339244. 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 31st March 1944. Aged 23. Son of Alexander and Ethel Maud McLennan, of West Ewell, Surrey. Buried: Oxford (Botley) Cemetery. Ref. Plot I/2. Grave 191.

DONOVAN

Charles Albert

Pilot Officer (Flight Engineer) 172554. 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 31st March 1944. Son of Albert and Anne Donovan, husband of Ceinwen Rosemary Donovan. Buried: Cheadle And Gatley Cemetery. Ref. Sec. 6. Grave 22.

EVANS

Thomas Arthur

Flying Officer (Navigator) 159086. 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 31st March 1944. Buried: Llanrhos (Or Eglwys-Rhos) (SS. Eleri And Mary) Churchyard. Ref. Sec. 3. Row J.

THOMPSON

Thomas Walton

Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1515446. 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 31st March 1944. Aged 32. Son of Wilfred A. Thompson and Sarah Thompson, of Annfield Plain. Buried: Stanley (Harelaw) Cemetery. Ref. Sec. 21. Grave 69.

MATON

Ronald John

Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) 1239496. 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 31st March 1944. Aged 23. Son of Albert Thomas Maton and Etta Muriel Maton; husband of Rita Muriel Maton, of West Thurrock. Buried: Thurrock (West Thurrock) Cemetery. Ref. Sec. 11. Block D. Grave 3.

MOUNTFORD

W.G.

Despite a comprehensive search, I cannot find any further information about this man.

HOOKER

D.A.

Injured in the crash.

"CRASHED IN POOR VISABILITY"

18 January 2005

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