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YARDLEY HASTINGS WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © 2003 - Transcribed Clare Langley; researched Martin Edwards

Within the church of St. Andrew, Yardley Hastings is a wooden plaque which hangs from the wall facing the door.
It lists, in five columns, the thirty-one men who died in World War 1. A second stone plaque commemorates the men who died in the Second Waorld War.


Photographs Copyright © Clare Langley 2003

 

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE THIRTY
ONE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.

ASHLEY Arthur

Private 41404, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed n action 26th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Denton. Formerly 203913, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 148.

ASHLEY Timothy

Acting Sergeant 147172, "K" Special Company, 1 Corps Troops, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 23rd May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton, resident Naseby, Warwickshire. Son of Thomas Arch Ashley and Hannah Ashley, of Bell Yard, Lavendon, Olney, Beds. Native of Yardley, Hastings. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. C. 14.

ASHLEY Frederick C

Private 43373. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in actionj 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resient Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Formerly 20727, Northamptonshire Regiment. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

ALLSOPP Richard William

Sergeant 8238, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment/ Killed in action 22nd October 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Stoke Alban, Northamptonshire. enlisted Bedford, resident Yardley Hastings. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

CARTER Charlie

Private 17183, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Enlisted Northampton. Son of James and Mary Carter, of 127, Chase Park Rd., Yardley-Hastings. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

CARTER H

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CARTER Thomas Edward

Lance Corporal 12902, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Son of Thomas Carter, of Yardley Hastings. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Grave XXXIX. D. 13.

DOWNING George James

Private 17184, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

EVANS Harold

Private G/21016, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 12th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born and resident Yardley Hastings, enlisted Kettering. Son of Mrs. Alice Evans, of 63, Little St., Yardley, Hastings. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.

FRAIEL Thomas William

[Spelt FRAIL on SDGW] Private 18433, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Fanny Fraiel, of 8, Ashby Rd., Yardley-Hastings. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

GIBBS Sidney

Private 12985, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 5th June 1915. Born HArrold, Bedfordshire. Next of Kin Dr. R Gibbs, Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire. Born 4th July 1882. Clerk by trade. Single man. Enlisted 21st September 1914 at Valcartier Camp, Canada, aged 33 years 1 month. Hegiht 5 feet 5¼ inches, girth 37 inches, complexion fair, eyes hazel, hair brown, religion Church of England, scar on right knee and a tattoo on his left arm. Buried in the old portion of LONDON ROAD CEMETERY, WELINGBOROUGH, Northamptonshire. Grave 171A. NAtiona Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3494 - 45.

GIBSON H

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KING George

Private 110510, [116516 on CWGC], "B" Company, 55th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Yardley Hastings, enlisted Denton. Formerly S4/218036, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VII. D. 8.

KING J J

Gunner 179109, 26th Anti-Aircraft Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 12th December 1918. Age 32. Son of Samuel and Sarah King, of 124, Bedford Rd., Yardley Hastings. Buried near the East boundary in ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, YARDLEY HASTINGS.

179109 GUNNER
J.J. KING
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
12th DECEMBER 1918

LACK Albert

Private 12386, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st March 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Son of Eli and Edith Lack, of Bark Hovals, Yardley-Hastings. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. L. 16.

PARTRIDGE George W

Private 3/8644, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th January 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

ROSE Edwin

Private 23686, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Annalina Rose, of Wootton, Northampton. Born at Yardley-Hastings. Buried in BEAULENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, LIGNY-THILLOY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. B. 25.

ROUSE F

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ROBINSON George

Private 16555, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th December 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Son of James and Mary Robinson, of Yardley-Hastings. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. E. 2.

ROBINSON J W

probably J W ROBINSON, Private 12375, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 10th February 1919. Age 34. Husband of Alice Sparrow, of 35, New Buildings, Denton, Northampton. Buried in DOUAI BRITISH CEMETERY, CUINCY, Nord, France. Grave D. 19.

TEARLE Rowland G

Private 55930, 11th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at home 9th June 1916. Age 20. Born London, enlisted Northampton. Buried near the East boundary in ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, YARDLEY HASTINGS.

55930 PRIVATE
R. TEARLE
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS.
9th JUNE 1916

UNDERWOOD Fred

Private 16544, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th March 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Son of Annie M. Underwood, of Malting Row, Yardley-Hastings. Buried in CHIPILLY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave A. 11.

UNDERWOOD George

Private 16526, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. F. 14.

UNDERWOOD Walter

Private 75383, 12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 5th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Market Harborough, Leicestershire, resident Scaldwell, Northamptonshire. Formerly R/4/108816, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in FOREST COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave B. 10.

UNDERWOOD Sidney John

Gunner 101783, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton.

UNDERWOOD Walter William

Private 23404, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton.

WEST George

Private 18884, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Son of Albert and Ellen Underwood, of 116, High St., Yardley Hastings. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave IV. D. 16.

WHITNEY Frederick

Corporal 23166, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Denton, Northamptonshire. Son of Mary M. Whitney, of 1, Longland's Yard, Yardley Hastings, Northampton, and the late George Whitney. Buried in BERTHAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PONTRU, Aisne, France. Grave A. 19.

WHITNEY Wallace

Private 16591, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th August 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Yardley Hastings, enlisted Northampton. Son of Frederick and Ellen Whitney, of Yardley Hastings, Northants. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 2, Part 3, Page 284 - WHITNEY, Wallace - Private, No 16591, 1st Battalion, (48th Foot) The Northamptonshire Regiment

Youngest son of the late Frederick Whitney, by his wife, Ellen ; born Yardley Hastings 30th Aug, 1892; educated Public School there, was a woodsman, employed by the Marquess of Northamptons Castle Ashbys Estate; enlisted 3rd Dec. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 30th May, and was killed in action 30th Aug, 1915, being one of the covering party at The Battle of Loos. He was buried in the Cemetery at Vermelles

WOODING A

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WOODING Charles William

Private G/43808, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 29th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born and resident Yardley Hastings, enlisted Denton. Son of J. Charles and Ellen A. Wooding, of Park Rd., Yardley Hastings. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Grave II. D. 33.

FOR FREEDOM'S CAUSE
1939 - 1945

PICTONAlfred William

Ordinary Seaman P/JX194485, French Ship Branlebas, Royal Navy. Died 14th December 1940. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 40, Column 1.

PARTRIDGEHubert Christopher George

Corporal 14216791, 2nd/5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Son of Hector Frank and Ellen Partridge, of Yardley, Hastings. Buried in RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave V. A. 4.

MINNEYEdgar George (Robin)

Private 14428158, 52 Vehicle Repair Depot, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 29th February 1941. Age 19. Son of Harold Charles and Ivy Joyce Minney, of Yardley Hastings. Buried East of the Church in ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, YARDLEY HASTINGS.

14428158 PRIVATE
E.G. ( ROBIN) MINNEY
ROYAL ARMY ORDINANCE
29th FEBRUARY 1944

8 February 2003

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