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TOWCESTER WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 & Boer War - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Carolynn & Clare Langley 2007
additional information Martin Edwards

There are several memorials for Towcester, the first is in the cemetery and the others in St Lawrence Church. There 22 Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstones in the Town Cemetery. The memorial in the cemetery takes the form of an octagonal base surmounted by square plinth and plain Latin cross with the inscription in black lettering on the sides of the plinth. There are 62 names listed for World War 1 and 1 for World War 2. The names are listed by rank but for ease of reading and research they have been listed here alphabetically. In St Lawrence's church there is a Roll of Honour Book listing all those who served in World War 1, 274 names. There are memorial plaques on the north wall of the north aisle for World War 1 and 2. The larger plaque commemorates the men who lost their lives in the First World War. The smaller plaque commemorates the Second World War. A memorial to the Boer war can be seen in the south aisle.

Photographs Copyright © Carolynn & Clare Langley - 2007

The memorial in the cemetery

1914 - THE GREAT WAR - 1918
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING THE
TRUE AND FAITHFUL MEN, WHO IN
THESE YEARS OF WAR, WENT FORTH
FROM THIS PLACE FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT
THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO RETURNED
NOT AGIN ARE HERE INSCRIBED TO
BE HONOURED FOR EVERMORE.

The memorial in the church

THIS BRONZE
WAS ERECTED TO THE
EVERLASTING HONOUR
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING GOOD
AND TRUE MEN OF THE PARISH OF TOWCESTER WHO
LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

ABURN

Edward Mark

Private 763376, 1st/28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists' Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1917. Aged 30. Born Towcester, enlisted London, resident Totting. Son of the late Mark and Emma Aburn; husband of Amy Aburn, of Sawpit Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 153

ADAMS

Edwin John

Lance Corporal 14560,6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1916. Born Towcester, enlisted Solihull, Warwickshire, resident Catherine-de-Barnes, Warwickshire. Formerly 78692, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 1

AMOS

Harry

[Listed on memorial as Private] Rifleman 654380, 21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 7th June 1917. Born Towcester, enlisted Camberwell. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54.

ASHBY

Harry

[Listed as Sergeant on memorial] Acting Corporal 17389, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th July 1916. Born Towcester, enlisted Wellingborough. Buried in CONTALMAISON CHATEAU CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 4.

BARRETT

F

QM Sergeant probably Frank BARRETT, Company Quartermaster Sergeant 9167, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th July 1917. Born Green's Norton, enlisted Northampton. Buried in BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 10.

BOSWELL

James

Private 8473, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915, No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

BRICE

J

[Listed as Private on memorial] Pioneer 307191, 315th Road Constructon Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 2nd December 1917. Born and resident Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Formerly 15116, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 25.

BROWN

Arthur

Private 6665, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th October 1914. Born Towcester, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

BROWNING

H

Sapper - No further information currently available

BURROWS

William [James]

Guardsman 15621, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 9th October 1916. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Towcester. Son of Valentine Burrows, of Towcester, Northants. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 16.

CAUSEBROOK

Christopher Frank

Private 40510, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Born Kingsthorpe, enlisted Towcester. Formerly 4501, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 3.

CLARKE

William Henry

[Listed as Henry William on CWGC] Private 45076, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Born Towcester, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LXVI. Row H. Grave 17.

CROSS

John Cholditch

(The Reverend) B/200397, 11th Battalion, Rile Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 1st April 1918. Born Weston-Super-Mare, enlisted Towcester, resident Bournemouth. Son of Mary Jane Cross, of Bournemouth, Hants, and the late Henry Cross. Curate of Towcester, Northants. Formerly 6718, London Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

HANDS

Harry

Private 20960, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Aged 26. Born Brackley, enlisted Towcester. Son of the late T. C. Hands and of F. C. Whitlock. Buried in BAZENTIN-LE-PETIT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Special Memorial B. 19.

Note: 53 of the burials are unidentified and 59 (mainly of the 1st Northamptons) destroyed by shell fire are now represented by special memorials.

HARRIS

J C or J G

No further information currently available

HAY

D

No further information currently available

HOWKINS

William

Acting Corporal [Private on CWGC] 3/8937, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 28th February 1915. Born Towcester, enlisted Nottingham. Husband of L. Howkins, of Islington Row, Towcester, Northants. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY , Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 3.

JEFFERY

Harold R

Gunner 97948, 113th Battery, 25th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 19th November 1916. Born Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot II. Row O. Grave 1.

JOHNSON

Alwyn

Private 26007, 8th Battalion, East SUrrey Regiment. Died of wounds 11th or 12th August 1917. Aged 30. Born Yardley Gobion (Jaraley Gonion on SDGW), enlisted Northampton, resident Towcester. Son of Everitt and Matilda Johnson, of Yardley Gobion, Stony Stratford, Bucks; husband of S. E. Johnson, of 5, Pomfret Row, Towcester, Northants. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row F. Grave 5A.

JOHNSON

John T

Private 8302, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 15th January 1915. Born Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Weymouth, Dorset. Grave refernce: B. "C." 2749.

JOHNSON

Stanley Inkerman

Private 268537, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th March 1918. Born and enlisted Towcester. Formerly 1982, Northumberland Yeomanry. Buried near this spot in DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 14.

Note: 61 of the burials are unidentified and 32 others, identified as a whole but not individually, are marked with headstones inscribed "Buried near this spot"

JOHNSON

W

Private - No further information currently available

KENDALL

Charles

Staff Sergeant 03268, 66th (S) Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 5th March 1917. Aged 51. Born at Towcester. Son of William and Kate Kendall; husband of Mrs. M. Kendall, of 128, Kingsley Park Terrace, Northampton. Buried in TOWCESTER ROAD CEMETERY, NORTHAMPTON, Northamptonshire. Grave reference: 448. 4. 17393.

KINGCOMBE

Henry Edward Phipps

Lance Corproal 1196, 9th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 23rd July 1916. Aged 23. Previously wounded at Gallipoli. Son of Alfred Aaron Partridge Kingcombe and Sarah Kingcombe, of Gudgarra, Peeramon, Queensland. Born at Towcester. Enlisted Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia. Selector by trade. Educated at Devomport High School, Devon, England. Emigrated to Australia aged 17. No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Australian Roll of Honour.

LAMBOURNE

J

Private No further information currently

LANE

Walter

Private 235071, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd October 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Towcester. Son of Hannah Lane, of Braunstone Lane, Towcester, Northants. Formerly 202736, Essex Regiment. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row J. Grave 3.

MAY

Harry

Private 13051 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 17th July 1917. Aged 22. Born Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. Ada May, of 12, Queen's Terrace, Towcester, Northants. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 12

MILLER

Percy [George]

Private 9611, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 30th June 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Towcester, enlisted Cardiff. Son of Mr. R. G. and Mrs. E. A. Miller, of 18, Albert Terrace, Towcester, Northants. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row X. Grave 8.

NASH

George Everett

Private 320722, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 21st October 1918. Born Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Formerly 4083, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ARRAS ROAD CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row O. Grave 6.

NEWMAN

T

Private - No further information currently available

NEWPORT

John Stanley

[Listed as Private on memorial] Rifleman 47412, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 28th May 1918. Born Timsbury, Hampshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Towcester. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL , Aisne, France.

PARADINE

Cyril George

[Spelt PARRADINE on SGDW] Private G/44682, 2nd London Regiment attd. 19th Bn., Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 22nd August 1918. Aged 18.Born East Clayton, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Reading, resident Shrivenham, Berkshire. Son of Charles and Beatrice Paradine, of Paulers Pury, Towcester, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 8 to 9.

PINNOCK

William Adams

Private 40620 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 23rd April 1917. Aged 31. Husband of Edith May Pinnock, of 3, Vernon Terrace, Towcester, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3

REED

William John

Gunner 72702, 128th Battery, 29th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23rd December 1916. Aged 19. Born Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Son of Sophia Elizabeth Reed, of Brackley Rd., Towcester, Northants, and the late John Warick Reed. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 19.

ROOKSBY

William Warrington

Private 25129, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wound sin United Kingdom 5th April 1917. Aged 28. Born Northampton, enlisted Towcester. Son of William Rooksby; husband of May Selina Sharp (formerly Rooksby), of Brackley Rd., Towcester. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Row O. Grave 53

SANDERS

John Henry [SDGW] or Joseph Henry [CWGC]

Company Sergeant Major 5736, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 32. Born and resident Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Son of Frederick Sanders, of Towcester, Northants; husband of E. Cornthwaite (formerly Sanders), of 104, Vicker's Rd., Firth Park, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 42 to 44.

SANDERS

William

Private 3/10215, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th November 1916. Aged 38. Born Towcester, enlsited Northampton. Son of Mrs. Catherine Sanders, husband of the late Rebecca Sanders. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Grave reference Q.63

SANGSTER

Frederick

Private 2652, 1st/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th April 1915. Aged 22. Born Towcester, enlisted Leicester, resident Thetford, Norfolk. Son of Amelia Sangster, of The Scheddles, West Wretham, Thetford, Norfolk, and the late Alexander Sangster. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 66.

SHARMAN

James [Archibald]

Private 68562, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born Thorpe Malsor, enlisted Northampton, resident Towceser. Formerly 8076, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3 and 4.

SHARP

Fred

Private 9376, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th September 1914. Born Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated in VENDRESSE BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Troyon Churchyard Memorial 19.

Note: There are now over 700, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over half are unidentified and almost all of whom fell in 1914 or 1918. Special memorials are erected to three soldiers, known or believed to be buried here in unnamed graves; and other special memorials record the names of 50 United Kingdom soldiers buried in other cemeteries whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. In 37 instances, graves identified collectively but not individually are marked by headstones superscribed: "Buried near this spot".

SHARP, DCM

Thomas

[Spelt SHARPE on SDGW & CWGC, listed as Private locally] Sergeant 7863, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1916. Born Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

SHOPLAND

Frederick Richard

Private 14833, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment Died in United Kingdom 2nd November 1918Born Towcester and enlisted Leicester. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row L. Grave 61

SKEARS

Joseph

Private 145984, Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 11th April 1917. Aged 21. Born Roade, enlisted Northampton, resident Towcester. Son of Mrs. Jane Skears, of High St., Towcester, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

SMITH

Edward

Private 27161, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th September 1918. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Towcester. Son of Elijah and Elizabeth Smith; husband of Henrietta Smith, of 3, Heaths Terrace, Towcester. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row L. Grave 59.

SPENCER

William T

either Private 16573, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 19. Born Silverstone, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Spencer, of Little London, Silverstone, Towcester, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

or Private 24816, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Walton, Warwickshire, enlisted Towcester. Formerly 51714, Royal Army Medical Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

SWAN

Willioby

[SWANN on cemetery memorial] Pruivate 8317, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th July 1916. Born Towcester, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

TAYLOR

A

Private - No further information currently available

TAYLOR

George

Gunner 123822, "A" Battery, 51st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27th December 1916. Born and enlisted Towcester. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 22.

TAYLOR

William F

Sapper 71085, 42nd Air Line Section, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 20th August 1918. Aged 37. Born and resident Towcester, enlisted Coventry, Warwickshire. Husband of Annie Loveridge (formerly Taylor), of 9, Sergeants Yard, Towcester. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row O. Grave 57.

THORPE

C W or G W

Private - No further information currently available

TOWNSEND

Harry

Private 41330, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th October 1918. Born Pattishall, enlisted Northampton, resident Towcester. Buried in OVILLERS NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, SOLESMES, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 52.

TOWNSEND

Mayo

Gunner 172843, 135th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 28th March 1918. Born Cold Higham, enlisted Towcester. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 7.

TOWNSEND

William Frederick

Private 202266, 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born and resident Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Formerly 4939, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

TUCKEY

Walter Charles

Private 45115, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1917. Born Brackley, enlisted Towcester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.

VALLER

Frank

Private 69622, 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 14th September 1918. Aged 19. Born Towcester, enlisted and resident Northampton. Son of Thomas and Sarah Valler, of High St., Towcester, Northants. Formerly 53854, Manchester Regiment. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 3.

WALMESLEY

T

Private - No further information currently available

WALMESLEY

William

[Spelt WALMSLEY on CWGC & SDGW] Private 26546, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of ondon Regiment). Killed in action 29th April 1917. Aged 29. Born, resident and enlisted Towcester. Son of Joseph and Ellen Walmsley, of Woodward's Yard, Towcester, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

WATTS

A

Private - No further information currently available

WATTS

James

Sergeant 3/7992, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th October 1918. Born Towcester, enlisted Landguard, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

WEBB

Thomas [James]

Private 32979, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshir Regiment). Killed in action 24th April 1917. Born Towcester, enlisted Warminster, Wiltshire, resident Gloucester. Formerly 1267, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WEBSTER

John

Ordinary Seaman J/47488, H.M.S. "Ardent", Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916 when his ship was sunk at the Battle of Jutland. Aged 23. Son of George and Annie Webster, of 4, Islington Row, Towcester, Northants. KVIBERG CEMETERY, Sweden. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 2.

Note: Although Sweden remained neutral throughout both world wars, a number of Commonwealth servicemen lie buried in her cemeteries and churchyards. Most of the First World War burials are of Naval casualties from the Battle of Jutland in 1916, or from the hired drifter 'Catspaw', wrecked on the south-east coast in December 1919.

WEST

W A

Private - No further information currently available

WETHERELL

William Grainger

Gunner 143754, 287th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 31st October 1918. Aged 40. Born Middlesbrough, enlisted Northampton, resident Towcester. Son of John and Mary Jane Wetherell; husband of Edith Kathleen Wetherell, of Brackley Rd., Towcester, Northants. Buried in FOREST COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 19.

WHITEHEAD

Frederick George

Private G/10318, 10th Battalion (Depot), Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 4th February 1918. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Towcester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead, of Park St., Towcester. Northants. Formerly 22203, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row L. Grave 55.

WHITEHEAD

Rex Percy

Private 41279, "B" Company, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wunds 28th March 1918. Age 19. Born and resident Towcester, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Emily Whitehead, of Park St., Towcester, Northants. Panel or Plot XXXIII. A. 29. Etaples Military Cemetery, France

WRIGHT

William

Private 7373, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th October 1914. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Towcester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Wright, of Plonk House, Towcester, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

Memorial in the church -
One man does not appear on this memorial but does on the main memorial in them cemetery, he is marked +.

1939 - 1945
WITH PROUD THANKSGIVING
LET US REMEMBER THOSE WHO IN THE
SECOND GREAT WAR
WENT FORTH FROM THIS PARISH
AND DID NOT RETURN

"Greater Love Hath No Man than This "

Cemetery memorial

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM
IN THE WAR 1939 - 1945

BLACKWELL

Richard Shuttleworth

Sergeant (Wirless Operator/Air Gunner) 751892, 38 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th May 1941. Aged 21. Son of Capt. William Edward Blackwell, M.R.C.V.S., and Alice Ann Blackwell, of Towcester, Northamptonshire. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY , Egypt. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 1.

BOYCE

Kenneth Arthur

Pilot Officer 179322 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 8th July 1944. Aged 23. Son of Robert Edwin and Gladys Boyce; husband of Ada Boyce, of Wootton, Northamptonshire. Buried in HAUDRICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave 1.

BUSHELL

Ralph Wells

Private 5889836, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 1st November 1940. Aged 27. Son of Ralph and Annie Maria Bushell; husband of Dorothy Ethel Bushell, of Towcester. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row G. Grave 3.

CLAPTON

Albert Edward

Seaman - No further information currently

COLEMAN

Joseph Herbert

Able Seaman P/JX186808, H.M.S. President, Royal Navy. Died 25th April 1941. Aged 27. Son of Charles Herbert and Harriet Elizabeth Coleman, of Towcester. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row G. Grave 4

FURNESS

Harold Thomas

Lance Corporal 5886384 [Private on CWGC], Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 19th July 1941. Aged 20. Son of Harry and Florence Edith Furness, of Towcester. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row G. Grave 6

GARDNER

Sidney Thomas

Able Seaman P/JX 141471, H.M.S. Suffolk, Royal Navy. Died 10th February 1940. Aged 21. Son of Sidney Thomas Gardner. and Sarah Gardner; husband of Joan Lina Gardner, of Northampton. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row B. Grave 17

HALLYBONE

Frederick Sydney

[Private on memorial] Sapper 1900967, 2 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 5th December 1941. Aged 25. Husband of Ivy Victoria Ann Hallybone, of Towcester, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 48.

JOHNSON

Joseph Inkerman

Sergeant (Pilot) 520406, 222 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 30th August 1940. Aged 26. Son of John Inkerman Johnson and Ellen Amelia Johnson, of Leicester. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row G. Grave 2.

JACKSON-STOPS

William Heygate

[Lieutenant on memorial] Second Lieutenant 177291, 7th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 27th April 1942. Aged 21. Son of Herbert and Muriel Jackson-Stops. B.A. (Cantab.). No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 1.

KILSBY

Herbert George

Private, 13th Northamptonshire (Towcester) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 2nd April 1944. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row G. Grave 9.

SUTTON

Francis Paul

[Captain on memorial] Lieutenant 124248, Northamptonshire Regiment seconded to 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 14th October 1944. Aged 28. Son of Rupert Edward and Edith Sutton. Buried in OVERLOON WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot I. Row C.Grave 8

BURIED IN THE CEMETERY BUT NOT ON MEMORIAL

ELLIOTT

Humphrey Lyall

Aircraftman 2nd Class (Flight Engineer U/T.) 1866513, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th September 1944. Aged 19. Son of Oswald Lyall Elliott and Ida May Elliott, of Kenton, Middlesex. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row H. Grave 7

FORTUNE

Daniel Joseph

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1898863, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th September 1944. Aged 32. Son of John Fortune and of Catherine Fortune (nee Aherine); husband of Mary B. Fortune, of Cricklewood, Middlesex Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row H. Grave 3

GRIEVE

Andrew Thomas

Rifleman 6853314, 7th (1st Battalion Queen Victoria's Rifles) Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 11th July 1941. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row G. Grave 5

HESKETH

Robert Roderick

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1897455, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th September 1944. Aged 19. Son of Robert C. R. Hesketh and Jessie Hesketh, of Mexico City. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row H. Grave 5.

HOWLETT

Edward John

Flying Officer (Pilot) 155453. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25/th September 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Mary Howlett, of Eltham, London. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row H. Grave 6.

SHEEN

Douglas

Serjeant (Wireless Operator) 1812007, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th September 1944. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row H. Grave 4.

SMITH

Frederick Percy

Sergeant (Air Bomber) R/166678, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 3rd October 1943. Aged 29. Son of George Frederick and Lilian Edith Smith, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row G. Grave 8

VINYCOMBE, MM

Alexander Richard Day

Lance Corporal 1942414, 185 (S) Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24th April 1943. Aged 49. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Vinycomb; husband of Alice Vinycomb. Awarded the Military Medal. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row G, grave 7

WILLETT

William Edward Charles

Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1603136, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th July 1944. Aged 31. Son of Arthur Henry Willett and of Emily Lydia Willett, of Georgeham, Devon. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Row H. Grave 2.

POST WAR GRAVE

WILLIAMS

D J

Private 22225839, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 14th June 1952. Aged 24. Buried in TOWCESTER CEMETERY, Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Brass plaque commemorating those killed in the Boer War

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE YEOMEN AND SOLDIERS WHOSE NAMES
ARE INSCRIBED BELOW AND OF ALL OTHERS IN THE
DISTRICT WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED OF
WOUNDS OR DISEASE IN THE FAITHFUL DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTY
TO THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 - 1902

Makers name - Jones & Willis

BENNETT

Charles

[Farrier on memorial] Shoeing Smith 4824, 37th Company, 10th (1st Buckinghamshire Squadron) Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Whittlebury. Died of disease at Kroonstad 2nd June 1900. See also Coombe Hill, Buckinghamshire

BENNETT

Edwin

Sergeant, 37th Company, 10th (1st Buckinghamshire Squadron) Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Heathencote. Either 4804 died of disease at Boshof 5th May 1900 or unknown service no. missing in action at Jagersfontein 7th June 1901. See also Coombe Hill, Buckinghamshire

DANCER

Frederick

[Trooper on memorial] Private, 37th Company, 10th (1st Buckinghamshire Squadron) Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Maids Moreton. See also Coombe Hill, Buckinghamshire

HOLLAND

Charles

Private 5335, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Resident of Towcester. Died of disease at Pretoria 8th July 1900. See also Peterborough Cathedral.

HOPKINS

Frederick

[Trooper on memorial] Private 1861, 37th Company, 10th (1st Buckinghamshire Squadron) Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Resident of Lower Weedon. Died of disease at Kimberley 29th May 1900. See also Coombe Hill, Buckinghamshire

MOORE

J

Lance Corporal, 16th Lancers. Resident of Towcester. See also Peterborough Cathedral.

NORMAN

W F

Trooper, Rhodesian Volunteers. Resident of Towcester. See also Peterborough Cathedral.

SIMMONDS

E L

Corporal 13, 1st Battalion (Volunteer Company), Gordon Highlanders. Resident of Towcester. Originally as a Lance Corporal he was slightly wounded at Doornkop 29th May 1900. He died after this date. See also Peterborough Cathedral.

TARRY

A

[List as A TARRY in The Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902 in Peterborough Cathedral but as F on Towcester memorial - probably Alfred and Fred] Private 4726, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Resident of Towcester. Died of disease at Coal Mine Drift 1st February 1901. See also Peterborough Cathedral.

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