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World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Clare & Caroline Langley; researched Lynda Smith - 2005

The was memorial is situated in front of a row of cottages in the on the village green in the High Street, Whittlebury. It takes the form of a Celtic wheel cross, with tracery on the front face, standing on qa square plinth. There are nine names listed for World War 1 and none for World War 2. the memorial was dedicated by Rev,. Samuel frost 27th April 1920. The site cost £46 17s 9d and there was also a scroll containing the roll of honour. The builders were Messrs. J G Pullen and Sons. Although the names are listed by rank, then alphabetical order they have been order into strict alphabetical order here for the ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyright © Clare Langley 2003

IN MEMORIAM 1914 - 1919



Thomas [George]

Private 28422, 8th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 29th November 1918. In the 1911 census Thomas George Archer, single, aged 25, son of George and Eliza Archer, born Whittlebury, was a Domestic Groom, living at Whittlebury. Buried in Sofia War Cemetery, Bulgaria. Plot III. Row E. Grave 10.


Frank Edward

Probably: Private 8728. 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly 8498 Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th October 1915. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Kettering. Lived Burton Latimer. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey, of 6, School Lane, Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northants. Buried: Gorre British And Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. E. 16.


Harry [J]

Lance Corporal. Yorkshire Hussars probably Harry CHAPMAN, Lance Corporal 235939, 9th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 28th September 1918. Born Weston Colville, Cambridge, enlisted Buckingham. Formerly 996, Royal Buckinghamshie Regiment. in the 1911 census he was married to Emily, aged 32, of Daventry, he was a Domestic Coachman, aged 28, born Weston Colville, married 1 year, living at 4 Rose Court, Daventry. Buried in Cagnicourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 25.



Private Rifle Brigade. No further information available at present.



Private. Middlesex Regiment. No further information available at present.

(Viscount Ipswich)

William Henry Alfred

William Henry Alfred Fitzroy (Viscount Ipswich). Royal Air Force and 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards. Killed in action on 23rd May 1918. Aged 33. Son of 8th Duke of Grafton; husband of Auriol, Viscountess Ipswich, of Whittlebury, Towcester, Northants. Buried: Euston (St. Genevieve) Churchyard, Suffolk.

Additional information from “The War Illustrated”. Viscount Ipswich, killed while flying in England, was the son and heir of the Earl of Euston and grandson of the Duke of Grafton. On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the East Kent Regiment, and shortly afterwards was given a commission in the Coldstream Guards, and went to France in November 1914. In the spring of 1915 he was invalided home with shell shock, but returned to France in the summer of 1916. In the autumn of 1917 he returned to England to train as an observer in the R.F.C., and although considerably above the recognised age-limit, passed onto a pilot’s course, and met his death almost at the end of his period of training.


Albert Edward

Private 2998. (CD gives 2298). 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th September 1914. Born Whittlebury, Northamptonshire. Lived Littlebury (sic). Enlisted London. Buried: Longueval Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 16. See also Canterbury, 9th Lancers


William Walter

Lance Serjeant 235385. 1st/5th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. Formerly 1584 Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 22nd April 1918. Born and enlisted Northampton. Commemorated: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 76.


Alfred George

Rifleman A/1752. 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 24th August 1916. Aged 23. Born Whittlebury. Enlisted Northampton. Son of George and Amy Yeatman, of Whittlebury, Towcester, Northants. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

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