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World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2010

The Warkton memorial is to be found in the grounds of the parish church and takes the form of a simple Latin cross on a column standing on a square plinth with a two-stepped base. There are five names listed for World War 1.

The unveiling ceremony from an old postcard

To the glorious memory
of the men from this
parish who gave their
lives in the great war, 1914 - 1918


Archibald Charles

Private G/21026, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 12th October 1917 (memorial states 11th). Born, resident and enlisted Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.


Arthur Fred

Gunner 153928, 254th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 15th October 1917. Aged 35. Born Warkton, enlisted Kettering. Son of George and Rosina Bagshaw, of 33, Warkton, Kettering; husband of Mary Ann Louise Bagshaw, of 38, Warkton, Kettering. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row A. Grave 47.



Private 276196, 6th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died in Palestine 15th December 1917. Aged 23. Born Warkton (Walkton on SDGW), enlisted Northampton, resident Kettering. Son of Mrs. Agnes Mutton, of 34, Warkton (Wharton on CWGC), Kettering, Northants. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row U. Grave 48.


Eric George

Private G/25320, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 13th April 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1 and 2.


William Henry Brett

Private 79157, 7th Battalion, Royal fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 21st August 1918. Aged 18. Born Halloughton, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Kettering. Son of William and Evangeline Wales, of Epperstone, Nottingham. Formerly 136164, 53rd (Y.S.) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 11.

Their names liveth for evermore.

Greater love hath
no man than this
that a man lay
down his life for
his friends

Erected by
relatives, parishoners
and friends
as a token of honour and respect

Last updated 7 January, 2010

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