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THRAPSTON WAR MEMORIAL

Wordl War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Ernie Rusdale 2008

The memroial can be found in St Andrew's Chruch, Thrapston and takes the form of wooden panels on the walls with the inscription in each section of the pannelling. There are 44 names for World War 1 and 10 for World War 2. It was orginally unveiled around 1920.

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THRAPSTON WHO DIED FOR KING
AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918 (...) AND THIS
(...) WERE ERECTED AD 1920

ABBOTT

Arthur Randelphus

Signaller, J/45512, H.M.S. "Pembroke", Royal Navy. Died 17-10-18, aged 19. Son of Horace and Ellen Abbott, Market Road, Thrapston. Buried in Thrapston (Oundle Road) Cemetery, Grave ‘U’ 980.(357).

ARNOLD

George Edward

[Listed as J ARNOLD on memorial] Private, 18165, 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24-08-16, aged 21. Son of Henry and Jane Elizabeth Arnold, Market Road, Thrapston, Northants. Born Denford, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Grave IX.F.17A.

BARRATT

Ernest Wilfred

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Private, 49946, 9th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 25-01-19, aged 24. Son of Henry and Mary Barratt, Market Road, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery, Grave J.12.

BOOTH

Jonathan

Trooper, 146036, ‘B’ Squadron, 1/1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 30-10-18, aged 29. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Son of Obadiah and Harriett Booth, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy, Grave VI.F.09.

COBLEY

James Edward

L/Corporal, 13206, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 21-10-17. Born Winwick, enlisted Northampton. Husband of Mrs. G. Barwell (formerly Cobley), 6, Dilley’s Yard, Walders Road, Huntingdon. Buried in Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Grave B.34.

COOPER

William E

Private, 12915, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-03-15, aged 23. Born Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Son of Edward and Annie Cooper, Halford Street, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Grave IV.J.04.

DINGLEY

Horace

Private, 49714, 85th Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 08-08-16, aged 25. Son of Albert Henry and Susannah Dingley, Midland Road, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece, Grave II.E.01.

EMERY

B F

Telegraphist, Merchant Navy. No further information currently.

FERRAR

S Leslie

Gunner, 82386, ‘B’ Battery, 286th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 09-04-18. Born, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Buried in Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Grave III.G.11.

GIDDINGS

John Thomas

Private, 13828, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15, aged 26. Born Streaton, Illinois, USA, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. J. H. and Mrs. M. A. Giddings, Oundle Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 07.

GILBERT

Herbert Frederick

Private, 14634, 2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21-04-15, aged 21. Born Croxton, enlisted Bedford, resident Thrapston. Son of James and Emma Gilbert, “Neneside,” Midland Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 31 and 33.

GUEST

John William

Private, 43194, 147th Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 07-10-17, aged 19. Formerly 1166, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of John Thomas and Jessie Guest, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 154/159 and 163A.

HALL

Hugh David

Private, 17157, 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 10-09-16, aged 21. Born Earls Croome, Worcestershire, enlisted Nottingham. Son of John Daniel and Mary Hall, Horton’s Lane, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 08D.

HIAM

Robert Lewis

Private, G/67076, The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment posted to 22nd Bn. London Regiment. Killed in action on 22-08-18, aged 19. Formerly 300505, Royal Army Service Corps. Born Thrapston, enlisted Kettering. Son of Mr. H. W. and Mrs. M. Hiam, Market Road, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Bray Military Cemetery, Grave II.J.22.

JEFFERY

William

Private, 200963, 1/4th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 02-11-17, aged 21. Born and enlisted Thrapston. Son of Arthur John and Mary Elizabeth Jeffery, 9, Barrick Row, Islip, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Grave XV.C.01.

JOHNSON

George

Private, 60835, 8th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 21-03-18, aged 21. Born and enlisted Thrapston. Son of Frederick William Johnson and Mary Hannah Johnson, High Street, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 10.

LOAKES

Charles

Private, TF/205423, 6th Bn. The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died 04-12-18, aged 36. Son of Mr. J. Loakes and Mrs. E. Loakes, Great Addington, Thrapston; husband of Mrs. M. M. Loakes, Midland Road, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, Grave I.F.39.

LOARING

William James

Private, 50074, 13th Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 04-08-17. Formerly 8726, Royal Fusiliers. Enlisted Epsom, resident Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 06 and 08.

LOVEDAY

Alfred Shrives

Private, G/23748, 8th Bn. The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 21-03-18. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Kettering. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Panels 14/15.

MAKIN

P

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Believed to be Private, 9698, Philip Makin, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 02-11-14, aged 22. Born Nottingham, enlisted Northampton. Son of Philip and Lavinia Makin, Antrim House, Fengate, Peterborough. Buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Grave II.B.19.

MAYES

Ernest Harry

Gunner, 895761, ‘C’ Battery, 86th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 29-04-18, aged 25. Born, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Son of Frederick and Annie Eliza Mayes, Halford Street, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Grave II.Q.02.

MILLER

Herbert

Private, G/10382, 10th Bn. The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 23-10-16. Born, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Grave B.12.18.

MILLER

Walter

Private, 7621, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 03-11-14, aged 32. Born Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Husband of Ethel Miller, 6, Montague Street, Kettering, Northants. Buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Grave I.L.50.

MORLEY

Joseph George

Private, 27409, 6th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Boom Ravine 17-02-17. Born Wainfleet, enlisted Grimsby. Connection with Thrapston unclear. Only man of this name killed/died. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 11A/11D.

NEWMAN

Frederick William

Private, 99948, 234th Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Ypres 08-10-17, aged 37. Formerly 5268, Royal Sussex Regiment. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Kettering. Son of William and Emma Newman, Thrapston, Northants; husband of Olive Ida Jeff (formerly Newman), 13, Fair Street, Geelong West, Victoria, Australia. Buried in Welsh Cemetery (Caesar’s Nose), Ypres, Grave II.A.15.

NEWMAN

Sidney

Private, 33724, 6th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 01-10-18, aged 21. Formerly 268477, Royal Army Service Corps (M.T.). Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Emily Newman, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 09.

NICHOLLS

George Ernest

L/Corporal, 18851, 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10-08-16. Born, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, Grave I.C.46.

POLLARD

J R

Private, 13827, John R. Pollard, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 08-07-16. Born Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 11A/11D.

REEVE

William Horace

Rifleman, 41353, 2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 28-05-18. Born Banbury, enlisted Kettering, resident Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, France.

RICHARDSON

Charles Edward

Private, 3964, 1/4th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 05-10-15. Enlisted Northampton. Buried in 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli, Grave II.D.09.

ROGERS

J

Gunner, 891544, 75th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 13-10-18, aged 24. Born Sharnbrook, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, Swineshead, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny, Grave I.E.21.

RAWORTH

Edward Percy

Rifleman, S/15052, 11th Bn. Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 20-09-17, aged 22. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted St. Paul’s, London. Son of George and Annie Raworth, Market Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 145/147.

SHADBOLT

J H

Private, 108301, 175th Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 07-01-19. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel, Grave C.42.

SIMPSON

G H

Believed to be Private, 15990, G. H. Simpson, 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13-10-15. Born Glinton, enlisted Peterborough. Also listed Glinton Memorial. Bethune Town Cemetery, Grave IV.E.16.

SMITH

George William Kenneth

Lieutenant, No.70 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died of wounds 22-10-18, aged 19. The above officer, after being wounded in throat, flew 30 miles and made a perfect landing at his own aerodrome. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Smith, Orchard House, Thrapston, Northamptonshire. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Grave VI.B.24.

SMITH

John T

Private, 7686, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28-07-16. Born, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Buried in Thrapston (Oundle Road) Cemetery, Grave ‘C’ 149.(320).

STIMPSON

John T

Private, 295791, 1/4th Bn. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 25-08-18. Formerly 1360, 3/1st Bn. Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Enlisted Huntingdon. Also listed Ramsey Memorial. Buried in Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Grave II.F.22.

SUTCLIFFE aka TARRANT

John Isaac Ashton

Private, 108565, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regiment). Killed in action Mount Sorrel on 05-06-16, aged 25. Born Thrapston, Northants, 17-08-1890, enlisted Edmonton, Canada, 30-12-14. Described as 6’2” tall, he was 24 years old and a Carpenter at time of enlistment. Son of John and Nelly Sutcliffe, Billinghay, Lincolnshire, England. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 30 and 32.

TARRANT

Arthur

Private, 39912, 1/4th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20-08-18. Born Woodford, enlisted Kettering. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, Grave D.158.

TEMPLEMAN

Richard Edis

Private, 12930, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15, aged 23. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Son of the late Edis Alfred and Mary Ann Templeman. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

THROSSELL

Leonard

Private, 721342, 16th Bn. Canadian Infantry (CEF). Killed in action near Lens 16-08-17, aged 32. Born Bythorn, Huntingdonshire, 17-04-1885, enlisted Winnipeg, Canada, 20-12-15. Described as 6’3” tall, he was 30 years old and a Construction worker at the time of enlistment. Son of Edwin and Susannah Throssell, Manor House, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Grave III.M.07.

TURNER

George William

Private, 46315, 167th Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Somme 09-10-16. Formerly 11769, Royal Sussex Regiment. Born Thrapston, enlisted Kettering, resident Rushden. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 05C/12C.

WAITE

A E

Believed to be Private, 12808, Alfred Edward Waite, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-03-15. Born Cambridge, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

WAITE

A J

Believed to be Private, 16506, Albert John Waite, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25-09-15. Born Morborough, Wilts, enlisted Kettering. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 07.

WRIGHT

A W

Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. No further information currently.

WRIGHT

Samuel

Lance Sergeant, 43295, 1st Bn. Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24-09-18, aged 29. Formerly 8539, Northamptonshire Regiment. Born Aldwincle, Northants, enlisted Manchester, resident Thrapston. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wright, Oundle Road, Thrapston, Northants; husband of Emmie May Seaman (formerly Wright), Colchester, Essex. Buried in Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt, Grave C.61.

Not Recorded on Memorial:

 

ARCHER

John Herbert

Private, 51000, 22nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Boom Ravine 17-02-17, aged 20. Son of Arthur and Sarah Ellen Archer, The New Inn, Ringstead, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 08C/09A/16A.

BARRICK

Thomas

Sapper, 526109, Thomas Barrick, 94th Field Co. Royal Engineers. Killed in action 06-06-18, aged 31. Enlisted Northampton, resident Thrapston. Son of the late John and Sarah Ann Barrick, Northampton. Buried in Marfaux British Cemetery, Grave VII.H.06.

BOON

Herbert Henry

Private, 21438, 13th Bn. Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 10-07-16, aged 41. Born Oundle, enlisted New Tredegar, resident Thrapston, Northants. Son of the late John and S. Boon; husband of Matilda J. Boon, 29, Grange Road, Kettering, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 07A/10A.

COLLIS

Frank

Private, 40102, Frank Collis, 8th Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-04-17. Formerly 3732, Essex Regiment. Born Little Addington, enlisted Northampton, resident Thrapston. Buried in Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave II.B.01.

HOLLEY

P

Private, 20829, Percy John Holley, 1/8th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action whilst attacking Constance Trench at 7p.m. 27-08-16, aged 21. Formerly 1508, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Thrapston. Son of James and Sarah Jane Holley, Market Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 09A/09B/10B.

HOW

Thomas Lewis

Private, 17092, Thomas Lewis How, 8th Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18-10-15, aged 21. Born Ramsey, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Thrapston. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth How, Great Gidding, Hunts. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Grave I.F.04.

JOHNSON

Frederick William

Private, 111391, 4th Bn. Tank Corps. Died at home 05-01-21, aged 22. Son of Frederick William Johnson and Mary Hannah Johnson, High Street, Thrapston. Buried in Thrapston (Oundle Road) Cemetery, Grave ‘C’67.(404).

SHIELDS

Andrew

Private, 26840, Andrew Shields, 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action 09-04-17. Formerly 12951, Royal Sussex Regiment. Born Blaydon, Oxon, enlisted Warley, Essex, resident Thrapston, Northants. Son of Mr. A. Shields, Brigstock, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Neuville-Vitasse Road Cemetery, near Arras, Grave A.28.

SMITH

John Francis

Serjeant, 17757, John Francis Smith, 20th Bn. Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 01-07-16. Born Aldwincle, enlisted Manchester, resident Thrapston. Son of Mr. T. Smith, Main Street, Aldwincle, Northants. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Grave III.F.09.

1939-1945

BARBER

Leslie Ernest

Private, 4864703, Cheshire Regiment. Died 06-02-46, aged 26. Son of John and Beatrice Barber, Thrapston, Northants; husband of Joan Celestine Barber, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria, Grave II.J.08.

BOWYER

James T

Believed to be Trooper, 4983194, Thomas James Bowyer, 163rd (13th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derby Regiment) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action 11-01-43, aged 21. Son of William Temple Bowyer and Mabel Gifford Bowyer, Buckden, Huntingdonshire. Buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India, Grave VIII.B.16.

CAPPS

William Charles Frank

Gunner, 997420, Royal Artillery. Died 01-05-41, aged 20. Buried in Thrapston (Oundle Road) Cemetery, Grave 165.

CORNWELL

Jack

Marine, PLY/X2447, Royal Marines, H.M.S. ‘Glorious’. Killed in action 08-06-40, aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Cornwell. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 43, Column 1.

CULLUM

Aubrey Ernest

Trooper, 7949643, 44th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action 18-07-43, aged 21. Son of Henry William and Eliza Ellen Cullum, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Grave II.C.37.

GROOM

Harold

L/Corporal, 190878, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Killed in action 11-06-44. Buried in Naples War Cemetery, Grave I.O.11.

HILL

John William

Corporal, 5882457, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30-10-43, aged 28. Son of John Henry and Esther Louisa Hill; husband of Dorothy May Hill, Thrapston, Northamptonshire. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy, Grave VII.A.08.

HODSON

Alfred Ernest

Leading Aircraftman, 1045770, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 07-06-43, aged 35. Son of Arthur and Louisa Hodson; husband of Phyllis M. Hodson, Clapham, London. Buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Grave IV.E.09.

JACKSON

Christopher

Private, 6092844, 2/7th Bn. The Queen's, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds whilst prisoner of war 27-12-41, aged 22. Son of Samuel Deverill Jackson and Edith Jackson, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Grave XI.M.07.

SMITH

Robert Thomas

Bombardier 976170, 142 (The Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 9th September 1943, aged 27. Son of Samuel and Minny Smith; husband of Kathleen Alice Smith of Georgeham, Devon.No known grave. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 2.

TANEY

Alfred William

Sergeant (Pilot), 1206121, Royal Air Force. Died 07-11-42, aged 27. Son of Harry and Edith Taney; husband of Annie Taney, Fishlake. Buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery, Grave Section X, 202.

Not Recorded on Memorial:

 

GIFFORD

Frank Arthur

Private, 14260108, Royal Army Pay Corps. Died 17-02-45. Buried in Thrapston (Oundle Road) Cemetery, Grave 81.

Last updated 18 February, 2009

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