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SPRATTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Spratton memorial is to be found within the grounds of St Andrew's Church, Spratton. It takes the form of a stone wheel cross with a tapering shaft mounted on a stone plinth that has metal plaques attached bearing the inscription; the whole is surrounded by railings in a paved area. There are 18 names for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Paul Goodwin 2009

IN PROUD
AND THANKFUL
REMEMBRANCE OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
THEIR COUNTRY CALLED THEY WENT
THEY WON IN PEACE THEY REST
THEIR WORK WELL DONE

AUSTIN

Herbert

Private 10591, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 25th May 1915. Born and resident Northampton, enlisted London. Buried in LADYWELL CEMETERY, LEWISHAM, London. Screen Wall. D. 3199.

BALDERSON, M.M.

Frederick [Charles]

Corporal 31303, 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 22nd October 1917. Aged 23. Born Spratton, enlisted London. Son of John and Julia Balderson, of Spratton, Northampton. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 34424, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.

COOKE

Herbert

2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment - No further information currently available

COPSON

Henry 'Harry' Omen

Pioneer 130682, No. 3 Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 15th September 1917. Enlisted in the Field, resident Northampton. Buried in HIBERS TRENCH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 3.

GREEN

Benjamin G

Private G/13726, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 18th November 1916. Born and resident Spratton, enlisted Brixworth. Husband of Mrs. F. Green, of First Turn, Sprattan (sic - Spratton), Northants. Buried in CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 5.

HAYTER

Walter

Private 3/9992, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd July 1915. Born Spratton, enlisted Northampton. Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, VERMELLES, as de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 24.

HORNE

Lewis

Lance Corporal 27972, 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Born and enlisted Northampton. Formerly 4351, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.

LEESON

John Henry

Driver 62757, "A" Battery, 293rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26th October 1918. Born and enlisted Northampton. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 23.

LETTS

[Edward] Reginald

Private 16619, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 21. Born Spratton, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. Eliza Letts, of 70, Gladstone Terrace, Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

MANNING

George

Private G/16141, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 11th May 1917. Born Spratton, enlisted Brixworth. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

MARTIN

George [Albert]

Royal Field Artillery. In the 1911 census he is aged 8, at school, born Spratton, son of George Albert and Lillian Martin, resident Spratton. If he was that age in the census then he would have been 16 in 1919.

PAGE

Arthur Walter

Private 10143, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th July 1915. Aged 20. Born Spratton, enlisted Northampton. on of Dr. Alfred and Mrs. P. Page, of 5, Gordon St., Northampton. Buried in SPRATTON CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section 4. Grave 100.

RHODES-MOORHOUSE, V.C.

William Barnard

Lieutenant, 2nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died of wounds 27th April 1915. Aged 27. Son of Edward Moorhouse, of Parnham House, Dorset; husband of Linda Rhodes-Moorhouse. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). Buried west of the house in the grounds of Parnham House, PARNHAM PRIVATE CEMETERY, BEAMINSTER.

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 22nd May, 1915, records the following:-

"For most conspicuous bravery on 26th April, 1915, in flying to Courtrai and dropping bombs on the railway line near that station. On starting the return journey he was mortally wounded, but succeeded in flying for 35 miles to his destination, at a very low altitude, and reported the successful accomplishment of his object. He has since died of his wounds."

SMITH

John William

Private 3/8964 [3/8064 on CWGC], 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 November 1914. Aged 21. Born in Spratton 1893 although SDGW states St Luke's, Northampton, enlisted Northampton. Son of Elizabeth Smith, of Spratton, Northampton, and the late Reuben Smith. In the 1911 census he is listed as the son of Sarah Ann Smith (widow), aged 15, Errand Boy, born and resident Spratton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

TITE

Ernest

Private G/17467, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 26th April 1918. Aged 20. Born Brixworth, enlisted Northampton. Son of Thomas H. and Charlotte Tite, of Spratton, Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.

TYRRELL

Joseph

Royal Army Service Corps - possibly Corporal S4/058564, Army Service Corps - cannot locate on CWGC or SDGW

WADHAMS

[John] Edward

[Listed as WADHAM on CWGC] Private 26544, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th March 1918. Aged 27. Born Kingsthorpe, enlisted Northampton, resident Spratton. Son of Harry and Mary Elizabeth Wadhams, of Spratton, Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

WADHAMS

[Thomas] Edwin

[Listed as WADEAMS on SDGW] Private 121803, 6th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Harry and Mary Elizabeth Wadhams, of Spratton, Northampton. Born Kingsthorpe, enlisted Northampton. Formerly M/334280, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

ALSO TO THE MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR
1939 - 1945

ADNITT

Richard Charles

Private 5891508, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 30th November 1942. Aged 24. Son of Richard Charles and Susan Elizabeth Adnitt, of Spratton husband of Pauline Dorothy Adnitt, of Spratton. Buried in SPRATTON CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Section 3.

BUCKBY

Thomas Henry

Corporal 420140, 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 1st July 1944. Aged 24. Son of Harry Buckby, and of Kate Buckby, of Spratton, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 10, Column 2.

COPSON

Walter Roy

Private 14390597, 5/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 24th January 1945. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. F. Copson, of Spratton, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 17, Column 2.

HIGGS

Stanley

[Memorial states Northamptonshire Yeomanry] Trooper 420485, 4th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died 18th November 1944. Aged 26. Son of William and Mary Higgs; husband of Phyllis May Higgs, of Creaton, Northamptonshire. Buried in CESENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 7.

MANNING

John George

Sergeant 7894947, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 5th April 1945. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 13. Row C. Grave 20.

WING

Charles Richard Herbert

Private 5770714, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died between 10th and 24th May 1940. Aged 29. Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 2 Row 5 Grave 35.

Last updated 30 January, 2014

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