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SULGRAVE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2009

The Sulgrave memorial takes the form of a stone plaque within the church of St James the Less, Sulgrave. It contains nine names for men who fell in World War 1 and one from World War 2. The Sulgrave website contains details also.

Photographs Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2009

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN SACRED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

BERRY
Arthur William
Private 28343, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 April 1918. Born Sulgrave, enlisted Warwick, resident banbury, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 73.
CARPENTER
William Edgar
Private 73071, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 20 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Wappenham, enlisted Northampton, resident Banbury. Son of Mr. W. T. and Mrs. M. A. Carpenter, of Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxon. Formerly 75385, 107th Battalion, Training Reserve. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
FENEMORE
Walse
[Private on memorial] Gunner 68520, "B" Battery, 74th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26 July 1917. Enlisted Towcester, resident Sulgrave. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 16.
FRANKLIN
Albert Williams
Private 30008, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born Overthorpe, enlisted Banbury, resident Culworth. Formerly 21321, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 28.
HADLEY
Robert Charles William
Sick Berth Steward 351324, H.M.S. Invincible, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 31 May 1916. Aged 32. Brother of M. E. Thorneycroft (nee Hadley), of 37, Dundee St., St. James, Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 20.

Extract from The National Roll of Great War 1914-1918 - Section XII - Bedford & Northampton - Page 317:

HADLEY, R. C., Sick Berth Steward, RN.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1903, and when war broke out quickly proceeded to the North Sea on board H.M.S. "Invincible." He served with the Grand Fleet and took part in the Battles of Heligoland Bight, the Falkland Islands and the Dogger Bank. He unfortunately lost his life when H.M.S. "Invincible" was sunk at the Battle of Jutland on May 31st, 1916, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Thinking that remembrance, though unspoken, may reach him where he sleeps."

37, Dundee Street, Northampton.

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JEFFS
Frank
Private 31060, 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 26 October 1918. Aged 22. Born Sulgrave, enlisted Northampton. Formerly 30652, Northamptonshire Regiment. Son of Charles Owen Jeffs and Sarah Elizabeth Jeffs, of Sulgrave, Northants. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot V. Row N. Grave 8.
MUDDIMAN
James William
[Listed as Private on memorial] Driver 90047, 10th Dividion H.Q., Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in Salonika 23 June 1917. Aged 36. Born Birmingham, enlisted Banbury, resident Oxford. Husband of Emily Muddiman, of Sulgrave, Banbury. Buried in LAHANA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot I. Row C. Grave 2.
SHELLARD, MM
Leonard
Private 10126, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 14 December 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Sulgrave, enlisted Oxford. Son of Mrs. Sarah Shellard, of New Lane, Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxon. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
SMITH
Wallace [James]
Private 27270, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 20. Born Sulgrave, enlisted Bletchley. Son of George Henry and Maria Smith, of Little Street, Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4.
TAYLOR
Lilian Annie Maria
Member 12942, Women’s Royal Air Force. Died 6th November 1918. Age 29. Daughter of William and Harriet Taylor, of Sulgrave Buried near north-west corner of the church in ST JAMES THE LESS CHURCHYARD, SULGRAVE, Northamptonshire.
TYRELL
J R
Private. No further information currently available.

Note: There is a Walter Thomas TYRELL, Private 7880, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 10 November 1914. Born Sulgrave, enlisted Pontefract, resident Brackley. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

WADE
Frederick G
Private 18759, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in the Persian Gulf 7 April 1916. Born Sulgrave, enlisted Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 26 and 63.
WHITEHEAD
Leonard
Private 203313, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19 April 1917. Aged 26. Born Sulgrave, enlisted Northampton. Husband of Ella Jane Hawkes (formerly Whitehead), of Bulwick, Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 40.
WHITEHEAD
Leslie
Private F/439, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1 June 1916. Aged 19. Born Sulgrave, enlisted Shepherd's Bush, Middlesex, resident Harlesden, Middlesex. Son of William and Elizabeth Whitehead, of Sulgrave, Banbury. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14.
WHITTON
George E
Private 63928, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 23 May 1915. Aged 29. Son of John and Isabel Whitton, of 51, Warwick Rd., Banbury. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 60. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10334 - 42
WOOTTON
Harold
Private 8206, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 October 1914. Aged 21. Born and resident Sulgrave, enlisted Banbury, Oxon. Son of Joseph Butlin Wootton and Catharine Elizabeth Wootton, of Little St., Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.

There is a marble on inside wall of St James Church, Sulgrave containing his details.

In
Loving Memory
Of
Pte. Harold Wootton,
8206, Ox. & Bks. Lt. In.
Killed in Action
October 21st 1914
At St. Julian, Nr. Ypres,
Aged 21 Years.
He gave his life for his Country
“Lost to Sight,
But to Memory ever dear.”

WOOTTON
Henry Leonard James
Private 5708, 1/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Sulgrave (Salgrave on SDGW), enlisted London. Son of Leonard Henry and Rhoda Jane Wootton, of 8, Council Houses, Sulgrave (Silgrove on CWGC), Banbury, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C.

1939-1945
WEBB
Hector John
Leading Aircraftman 611113, Royal Air Force. Lost when the ship he was being transported in as a Japanese prisoner of war was sunk by USS Bonefish 29 November 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 427.

IN THE GRAVEYARD BUT NOT ON MEMORIAL
LUTON G
Private 13040316, Pioneer Corps. Died 9th January 1943.

Last updated 19 June, 2016

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