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WELLINGBOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES B

World War 1
Compiled and copyright © 2009 - Chris Comber

BAGNALL

Harry
Lance Corporal G/13145, 6th Battalion, Buffs (East kent Regiment). Killed in action 6 December 1916. Aged 38. Born Stafford, enlisted and resident Wellingborough. Son of James and Mary Bagnall; husband of Edith Frieda Bagnall, of Wellingborough. Formerly G/12830, 9th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in LE FERMONT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3.

BAILEY

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Private 9123, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 13 March 1915. Aged 21. Son of Mary Ann Hardy (formerly Bailey), of 11, Maple St., Northampton, and the late James Bailey. Born at Wellingborough, Northants. Buried in LE TOUQUET-PARIS PLAGE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.

BAILEY

Austin James
Private 8255, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Kettering.

BAILEY

Frederick
Private 39663, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 10 August 1917. Aged 38. Son of William Bailey; husband of Charlotte Bailey, of 30, Wellingborough Rd., Rushden, Northants. Native of Cranford St. Andrew'S, Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

BAILEY

Frederick Arthur aka Fred
Private 460238, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 28 April 1917. Aged 31. Son of Mrs. Keech, of Wellingborough, Northampton, England; husband of Alice Bailey, of 2243, 10th Avenue West, Vancouver. Born 9 October 1886 in Wellingborough. Steward by trade. Married. Attested and passed fit 14 June 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Height 5 feet 5 inches. chest 37 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair; religious denomination Chruch of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 343 - 48

BAILEY

Harry
Private 153125, 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 11 August 1916. Aged 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bailey; husband of Mrs. A. Bailey. Native of Wellingborough, England. Born 9 February 1884 in Rushden, Northants. Roofer by trade. Married. Attested and passed fit 22 June 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, aged 31 years 4 months, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 36 inches, dark complexion, dark brown eyes, black hair; religious denomination Church of England. Buried in MAPLE COPSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost. Special memorial Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 17. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 345 - 8

BAILEY

Harry Cyril
Private 20532, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 March 1916. Born and enlisted Wellingborough.

BAILEY

Joseph Horace
Sapper 3563, 1st Company, Australian Tunnelling Corps. Killed in action 31 October 1917. Aged 30. Son of Annie Bailey, of the Liberal Club, Flickney, Leicester, England, and the late Joseph Austin Bailey. Native of Wellingborough. Educated Wellingborough. Emigrated to Australia aged 22. Farmer by trade. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row K. Grave 22. Australian War Memorial Circular.

BAILEY

Leslie Fred
Serjeant 3600, 5th Lancers (Royal Irish), Corps of Lancers. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Wellingborough.

BAILEY

William

Private 331087, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 18 July 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Wellingborough. Son of James and Mary Louisa Bailey; husband of Annie Bailey, of 89, Winstanley Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 6.

BAKER

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BAKER

George Frederick aka Johnnie
Sapper WR/272659, 112th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died 19 February 1919. Aged 31. Son of William Hiron Baker and Mrs. A. Baker, of 119, Finedon Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 2.

BAKER

Herbert
Private 43767, 7th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died 16 August 1917. Aged 31. Son of Alfred and Emily Baker, of Finedon, Northants; husband of Daisy Florence Baker, of 83, Winstanley Rd., Wellingborough. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Collective grave 10-14.

BALE

Albert Edward
Serjeant 49243, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds in mesopotamia 13 December 1917. Born St. Luke's, Wellingborough, enlisted Northampton, resident Wellingbourough. Formerly 2699, Northamptonshire Regiment.

BALL

John Harry
Private 399735, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 16 March 1918. Born leicester, enlisted Wellingborough. Formerly 6055, Essex Regiment.

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BARBER

Alfred
Lance Corporal G/10228, 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born and resident Wilby, enlisted Wellingborough. Formerly 22237, Northamptonshire Regiment.

BARBER

George [Arthur]
Private 52504, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Born Irchester, enlisted Kettering, resident Wellingborough.

BARBER

Harry
Acting Corporal 200123, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 2 November 1917. Born and enlisted Wellingborough.

BARFORD

Herbert Charles
Able Seaman Bristol Z/5077, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 26. Son of William and Harriet Barford, of 113, Alexander Rd., Wellingborough. Born 3 August 1892, baptised 26 August 1896 in Wellingborough. height 5 feet 4½ inches, chest 35 inches, medium complexion, black hair, grey eyes. Before enlistment he was a Boot Clicker. Wesleyan Methodist. Enlisted 11 December 1915, entered service 16 June 1916; with draft for British Expeditionary Force 21 November 1916, joined Drake Battalion 12 December 16 until 29 November 1917 when he contracted Trench Fever and was invalided to back to the United Kingdom 12 Dece,ber 1917; when recoevered he was with the draft for British Expeditionary Force 24 May 1918, rejoined Drake Battalion 31 May 1918 until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1 and 2.

BARKER

Percy Charles
Private? G/29513, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 30 August 1918. Aged 18. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Northampton. Only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown Barker, of 10, Commercial Lane, Wellingborough, Northants. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 32.

BARNETT

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BARNETT

Ernest [John Frederick]
Private 20652, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 November 1916. Aged 24. Born Northampton, enlisted Wellingborough. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Barnett, of 44, St. John St., Wellingborough, Northants. Born at Park St., Northampton. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 10.

BARRICK

John
Serjeant 7160, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1915. Aged 30. Born All Saints, Northampton, enlisted Wellingborough. Son of John and Sarah Ann Barrick, of Swineshead, Hunts.; husband of Florence Elizabeth Barrick, of 5, Bedale Rd., Wellingborough. Served six years in India with 1st Bn. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

BARRON

Vincent
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4 November 1918. Aged 35. Son of Alfred and Charlotte Barron, of 10, Poplar St., Wellingborough. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot V. Row G. Grave 8.

BARRS

Wilfred [John]
Private 3/6127, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 26 October 1914. Aged 25. Husband of Elizabeth Sarah Barrs, of 145, Winstanley Rd., Wellingborough. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

BARSBY

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BARSBY

George William Downing
[Listed as W G D BARSBY on memorial] Private 20297, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Northampton. Son of Thomas and Priscilla Barsby, of 236, Knox Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

BATES

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BAXTER

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BAXTER

John Edward
Private 17832, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1915. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Kettering.

BAYES

Owen
Private 18870, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 April 1918. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Wellingborough. Son of Sarah and the late George Bayes, of 32, Alexandra Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. Buried in PICQUIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 16.

BECK

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BEEBY

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BEETSON

Ernest
Private 30938. 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Wellingborough. Husband of Ada Brown (formerly Beetson), of 2, Buckwell End, Wellingborough, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, France. Bay 7.

BENHAM

Charles [William]
Petty Officer 233983, H.M.S. "Russell.", Royal Navy. Died 27 April 1916. Aged 29. Son of Elizabeth Mary Benham, of 7, Burrows Bush, Finedon Rd. Wellingborough, Northants, and the late Charles Thomas Benham. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, United Kingdom. 15

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BERWICK

Thomas
Private 16820, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died in the United Kingdom 1 March 1915. Aged 21. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Berwick, of 72, Albert Rd., Wellingborough. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave B. "GEN." 344.

BIGGS

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Possibly George Thomas BIGGS, Private 8761, 64th Brigade, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 22 October 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Wellingborough. Son of George and Susan Elizabeth Biggs, of 131, Newcomen Rd Wellingborough, Northants. Formerly 10311, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXII. Row B. Grave 20A.

BIGGS

Joseph
Private 46259, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 21 March 1918. Aged 33. Son of Joseph William Biggs, of Co-operative Cottage, York Rd., Wellingborough; husband of Ada Gertrude Biggs, of 13, Spring Gardens, Higham Ferrers, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 51 and 52.

BILLING

Frederick Reginald
Private F/3504, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 30. Born and resident Wellingborough, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. J. A. Billing, of 20, Knox Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

BINT

Bernard
Gunner 122606, “D” Battery, 290th Brigade , Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 24 April 1918. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Northampton.

BIRD

Alexander
Sapper 230936, 130th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 25 October 1918. Aged 35. Born and resident Wellingborough, enlisted Northampton. Husband of Margaret Bird, of 136, Midland Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. Buried in POMMEREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 1.

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BLICK

Harold [Arthur]
Corporal G/30157, 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 11 October 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Wellingborough. Husband of F. G. Blick, of 112, Park Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. Buried in ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 5.

BLICK

Percy George
Serjeant 14122, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 25 September 1915. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. Mary Blick, of 112 Palk Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.

BLUNT

George [Marlin]
Private 33221, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 February 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Northampton, resident Wellingborough. Son of Sarah Ann Blunt, of 54, North St., Wellingborough, and the late George Marlin Blunt. Formerly 2883, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 35.

BOLLARD

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BOND

Arthur Leslie
Private 15745, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 23. Born St Luke's, Wellingborough, enlisted Wellingborough. Son of Elizabeth Bond, of 177, Knox Rd., Wellingborough, and the late Arthur Bond. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

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BONHAM

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Private 13238, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 12 March 1915. Aged 17. Son of Albert Edward and Sarah Ellen Bonham, of 33, Strode Rd., Wellingborough. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

BOOTH

Harry
Private 36583, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 8 August 1918. Aged 18. Son of Samuel and Sarah Elizabeth Booth, of 12, Finedon Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. Buried in MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 21.

BOZET

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BRADSHAW

Arthur James Ernest
Private 22910, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 20 December 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Wellingborough. Son of Tom and Emily Bradshaw, of Wellingborough; husband of Gerty Bradshaw, of 49, Gold St., Wellingborough, Northants. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row J. Grave 7A.

BRASHIER

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BRAWN

Arthur Victor
Serjeant 97474, 18th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 19 October 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Wellingborough. Son of Mrs. Esther Brawn, of 50, Ferrestone Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. Formerly 331091, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in MAUROIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave 55.

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BRAWN

Herbert
Private G/57009, 1/9th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25 May 1919. Born and enlisted Wellingborough. Formerly G/60531, Royal West Surrey Regiment.

BRAWN

Walter
Private 97495, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 18 November 1917. Enlisted Wellingborough. Formerly 331092, Cambridgeshire Regiment.

BRAYFIELD

Frederick Walter
Private 2189, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 2 December 1915. Aged 17. Born Finedon, Northants, enlisted Wellingborough. Son of Walter Brayfield, of 71, Winstanley Rd., Wellingborough, and the late Mary Elizabeth Brayfield. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 154 and 155.

BRISTOW

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BRITCHFORD

Edward
Private 204476, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 28. Born Rushden, enlisted and resident Wellingborough. Husband of Louisa Britchford, of 146, Winstanley Rd., Wellingborough. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 12.

BROOKS

Amos John Floyd
Serjeant 12542, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 November 1917 in France. Born 25 August 1895 at Wilby, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Harriet (nee Ingram) Brooks, of 105 Midland Road, Wellingborough; married Elsie Ellen Henson on 20 October 1917 at All Saints, Wellingborough, she was resident at the time of his death at 31 Albert Road, Wellingborough. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Wilby, employed as a seam presser, resident with his parents William and Harriett, and his siblings, at 37 Palk Road, Wellingborough. His Army records show he attested aged 19, was examined and enlisted 24 August 1914, aged 19 years 12 days, a tailor by trade, height 5 feet 9½ inches, weight 123lbs, chest 35½ inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Prior to his death he had been wounded on duty on 15 August 1916. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 8.

BROUGHTON

Charles William
Private 20846, 5th Battalion Labour Corps, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 31 January 1919. Aged 26. Husband of H. Broughton, of 55, Stanley Rd., Wellingborough, Northants. Native of Wellingborough. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 7.

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BROWN

Frederick
Driver 40360, Royal ? Artillery. Killed in action 22 August 1916. Born Thrapston, enlisted Wellingborough.

BROWN

George William
Private 39853, 1/21st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment posted to 1st/21st Battalion (First Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1918. Aged 19. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Northampton. Son of George William Brown, of Orlingbury, Wellingborough, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

BROWN

John Edwin
Private 1156, "C" Squadron, Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 12 March 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Northampton, resident Wellingborough. Son of Arthur and Alice G. L. Brown, of 1, Gloucester Place, Wellingborough. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row I. Grave 3.

BROWN

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BROWNE

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BRYANT

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Company Quartermaster Serjeant 200050, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 2 January 1919. Aged 34. Husband of Charlotte Bryant, of 38, Bedale Rd., Wellingborough. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section Q. Grave 240.

BULL

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BUSBY

Albert
Private 3/3179, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 24 September 1916. Born Wellingborough, enlisted and resident Kettering.

BUSBY

John Thomas
Gunner 131463, 4th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 October 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted and resident Wellingborough. Son of Frederick and Mary Busby, of 32, North St., Wellingborough; husband of Amy Bertha Busby, of 203, Mill Rd., Wellingborough. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162.

BYLES

Donald [Wentworth]
Private 17303, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 August 1916. Born and enlisted Wellingborough.

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