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World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Ernie Rusdale 2006

The Wadenhoe memorial is a stone cross that stands on the village green surrounded by a rose garden and white metal fencing. There are 10 names for World War 1 and one for World War 2. The men are listed by rank, Regiment, surname then forename.

1914 - 1918


John Herbert

Private, 7993, 'A' Company, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 03-11-14, aged 28. Born Wadenhoe, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Charlotte A. Briggs, Wadenhoe, Northants. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 43/45.



Private, 16054, Wilfred George Briggs, 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 08-08-16. Born Aldwincle, Northants, enlisted Oundle. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, Grave H.15.


George Ward

Captain, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 09-05-15, aged 33. Son of the late George Eden Hunt and Mrs. Eden Hunt, 144, Coleherne Court, South Kensington, London; husband of Mrs. Bolney Brown (formerly Hunt), Brailsford Rectory, near Derby. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 07.



Private, 8255, 2nd Bn. Leinster Regiment. Died of wounds 26-09-14. Born Huntingdon, enlisted Northampton. Buried in Coulommiers Communal Cemetery, Grave B.11.



Private, 15742, 11th Bn. Essex Regiment. Killed in action Loos 26-09-15. Born and resident Wadenhoe, enlisted Oundle. Believed to be the son of Mr. J. Morehen, Wadenhoe, Oundle, Northants. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 85/87.



Private, 12928, 7th Bn. Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 17-09-15. Born and resident Wadenhoe, enlisted Market Bosworth. Son of Mr. J. Morehen, Wadenhoe, Oundle, Northants. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Grave I.A.59.


George Culme

Captain, KRRC. Captain, George Culme-Seymour, King's Royal Rifle Corps attached 1/9th Bn. London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action 07-05-15, aged 37. Son of Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, 3rd Bart., G.C.B., and Lady Culme-Seymour; husband of Mrs. Culme-Seymour (now Mrs. G. H. Woolley), The Rectory, Monk Sherborne, Basingstoke, Hants. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 51/53.



Private, 28203, 2nd Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action 24-12-17. Formerly RTS/1416, Army Service Corps. Born Elton, Northants, enlisted London, resident Wadenhoe, Northants. Son of Mrs. M. Smalley, Cedar Tor, Barnack, Stamford. Also listed on Barnack Memorial. Buried in Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, Grave II.E.37.



Drummer, 8256, 2nd Bn. Leinster Regiment. Killed in action 05-11-15, aged 30. Born Wadenhoe, Northants, enlisted Thrapston. Son of Henry George Spencer and Sarah Ann Spencer, Ashton, Oundle. Northants. Buried in Voormezeele Enclosures No.1 and No.2, Grave II.C.09.



Serjeant, 200758, 6th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 05-04-18. Enlisted Oundle. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Panels 54/56.



Joseph S

Sergeant, RAFVR. Believed to be: Sergeant (Pilot), 742034, Joseph Stanley Morehen, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 08-06-40, aged 26. Son of George Joseph and Alice Morehen, Tingewick, Bucks. Buried in Tingewick Cemetery, Grave Section 2, Row 2, Grave 342.

Not included on Memorial:



Private, G/22159, A. E. G. Currall, 6th Bn. The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Killed in action 20-05-18. Born Wadenhoe, Northants, enlisted Kettering. Buried in Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet, Grave II.M.08.

Last updated 20 February, 2006

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