War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Kim Russell 2013
memorial is situated outside All Saints Church in the village of Norton,
Northamptonshire. It sits on a square plinth approx 3 ft square surmounted
by a octagonal column, approx 8ft in height, topped by a stone cross.
The names are inscribed in black lettering. There are 16 names listed
for World War 1 only. Further details are to be found on the Norton
copyright © Kim Russell 2013
MY BROTHER ALEXANDER THYNNE
AND THE MEN OF NORTON PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FROM THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WAR AGAINST GERMANY 1914-1919
D.S.O. Croix de Guerre
Alexander George (Lord)
Col. Wiltshire Regiment, commanding 6th (Royal Wilts Yeomanry)
battalion. Killed in action 14 September 1918. Aged 45. Born 17
February 1873, baptised 27 March 1873 at St James, Piccadilly,
Middlesex. Son of the Marquis and Marchioness of Bath. Entered
France 24 July 1916. His will states that The Honourable (commonly
called Lord) Alexander George Thynne of Norton Hall, Northampton
D.S.O. died 14th Sept 1918 in France probate London 7 February
1919 - £331,310. 12s. 7d. In the 1891 census he is Census
1891 living in Berkeley Sq. London with his parents John and Frances
and siblings, Thomas 18, Catherine 15, Beatrice 13, Alice 17,
Alex 8. In the 1901 Census during the Boer War he is with 2nd
Company (Wiltshire), 1st Battalion,Imperial Yeomanry; he was awarded
the Queens South Africa Medal with clasps for Wittenbergen, Cape
Colony, Transvaal. In the 1911 census he is seen visiting the
Duke and Duchess of Beaufort at Badminton; he is 38, single and
a Member of Parliament Buried in Commemorated Bethune Town Cemetery,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 13
from THE V.C. AND D.S.O. BOOK VOL. III page 354:
LORD A. G. (D.S.O. L.G. 1.1.17) ; b. 1873 ; s. of the
4th Marquess of Bath and brother of the 5th Marquess ; educ.
Eton and Balliol College, Oxford; ent. R. Wilts. Yeomanry about
1898 ; Lt.-Colonel ; served with 1st Batt. I.Y. in S. Africa,
and on the Staff, 1900-2 ; Despatches twice ; Queen's Medal,
4 clasps; King's Medal, 2 clasps; was Secretary to the Lt.-Governor,
Orange River Colony, 1902-5; served with Somaliland Field Force,
1903-4, as Reuter's Special Correspondent (Medal and clasp),
and on the outbreak of the Europ. War he went to the front with
the Wilts. Yeomanry, in which he was a Major; in 1916 he was
made Lieutenant-Colonel commanding a battalion of the Wilts.
Rgt., and was mentioned in Despatches in Jan. 1917, and again
in Dec. of the same year. He was killed in action on 14.9.18.
from the Derby Daily Telegraph Wednesday 18 September
KILLED IN ACTION.
reached Longleat, the Wiltshire seat of the Marquis of Bath,
of the death at the front of Lord Alexander Thynne, who was
lieut.-colonel in the Wiltshire Regiment. He was 45 years of
age. and was senior Unionist member for Bath, which ho hail
represented since January, 1910. Flags were half-mast in Bath
111631, 2nd Battalion, Tank Corps. Died of wounds 22 March 1918.
Aged 21. Born Blackpitt, Oxford, enlisted Northampton. Son of
Amos and Emma Jane Ariss, Norton. Formerly 234639, Royal Field
Artillery. In the 1891 Census, his parents, Amos and Jane, are
living in Barford St Michael; he is a cowman, they have a daughter,
Myra Manning (4) he is living in a house called "Buttermilk"
next door to his father, Benjamin, who is a shepherd aged 67 a
widow, works at Buttermilk Farm. Amos and Jane married Q4 1890
she was previously Jane Manning and had her daughter, Myra west
Manning, q1 1887. There is also a Manning on the memorial, were
they relations of Jane's and is that why they came to Norton?
In the 1901 Census he is living in Norton with parents Amos, an
agricultural labourer, born Croughton and mother Emma J, born
Claydon; in the same house are his half sister Myra Manning (14)
Thomas Manning (cousin 8) Benjamin (4) Anne (3). In the 1911 Census
he is living in Norton as a ploughboy on a farm, aged 14, still
with parents, sister Anne and cousin Thomas William. No known
grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel
7780, 'B' Company, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed
in action 24 October 1914. Aged 31. Born Limerick, Ireland, enlisted
Northampton. He had only been in France for 7 weeks before being
killed in action. As he was born in Ireland he is also listed
in the Irish memorial records. In the 1891 Census his parents
William, aged 40, born in Norton and Ann, aged 35, born in Templemore
Ireland, (WM serving in 64th Foot) John, aged 7, born Limerick,
Ireland; William, aged 5, born Jamaica; Ernest, aged 3, born Natal,
South Africa; Mary aged 11 months, born Norton. In the 1901 Census
he is listed as being born in 1884, working as a Servant-Groom,
living in Norton Hall stables. In the 1911 Census he is living,
as a lodger, in Chester, working as a Bootmaker. Buried in Perth
Cemetery (China Wall), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row
C. Grave 3
6059, 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Norton, enlisted Northampton.
Son of Jesse and Annie Dipper of Norton, Daventry, Northampton.
In the 1901 Censushis father, Jesse, was general labourer, born
Warwickshire. Mother Annie, born Norton and his siblings were
William, aged 4, Catherine, aged 3, and Oliver aged 1, all born
in Norton. In the 1911 Census he is living in Norton with his
parents, eldest child of 7 children. Buried in St Nicholas British
Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 15
36912, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed
in action 13 July 1917. Aged 32. Born Cadishead, Lancashire, enlisted
Manchester. Son of Theresa and the late Thomas Edmonds of 16 King
Edward Road, Northampton, native of Norton. Formerly 23037, 9th
Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried in Coxyde
Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave
Corporal Z/2900, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action
18 September 1916. Born Thorpe Malsor, Northants, enlisted London,
resident Notting Hill, Middlesex. In the 1891 Census his mother
is already widowed and living in Norton in the School House, she
is a dressmaker. In the 1901 Census the two brothers named on
Norton Memorial as Oscar and Cyril, are seen to be listed on the
war memorial by their middle names, living in Norton with their
widowed mother Theresa who came from Old Bradwell, Bucks. Oscar
was born 1885 and was an architect/draughtsman; Cyril born 1887
was a drapers assistant, they were born in Northampton. They were
her only children. In the 1911 Census Oscar is living with his
mother in Norton Hall, where she is housekeeper. Cyril is living
in Holloway, London as a woollen wharehouseman. No known grave.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier & Face
16 B & 16 C.
his British Army WW1 Service record 1914-1920 (much is fire/water
damaged so only the intelligible parts have been transcribed):
the time he attested, 11 September 1914 at Winchester, he stated
he was born in Thorpe Malsor. near Kettering, Northants, he
was 28 years 5 months old and a worker in a warehouse. He was
originally declared missing and then accepted as having died
on or since 18 September 1916. He had been appointed a Lance
Corporal 4 August 1916. He had been posted on 15 September 1914
and then again on the 21 September 1914. He was posted to the
5th Battalion on 26 April 1916 and then to the 11th Battalion
(BEF) 28 June 1916. He had married Mary Magdalene Perrey (a
spinster) at St Peter's Parish Church, Regent Square, London
on 25 April 1916. (Civil Registration Pancras, London April
to June Quarter 1916 - Volume 1B Page 131). he was 5 feet 5
inches, weight 126 lbs *(approx.), had a 35 inch girth. pale
complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair; he was Church of
England. His wife was living at 14 Colville Road, Notting Hill,
London previously at 8 Milliman Street, Guildford, Street, London
W.C.1. . When he died he had no effects and the pension his
wife recieved was 13s 9d per week. His wife remarried becoming
mrs Bell, resident 1 Camden Town Gardens, Shepherd's Bush. He
was entitled to the British War & Victory Medals.
41519, 8th (Service) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.
Killed in action 12 October 1917. Born Stowe, Northants, enlisted
London, resident Weedon. Formerly Private 11835, Royal Flying
Corps. In the 1901 Census Frank is aged 8, his father, William
is a shepherd on a farm in Stowe. In the Census 1911 he is listed
as born in Stowe in 1893, he is living with his parents in Muscott,
he is a farm labourer. Buried in Cement House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Plot XV. Row E. Grave 20
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, attached to 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire
Regiment. Killed in action 20 October 1914. His will states that
Litchfield, John, of Muscott near Weedon, 2nd Lt. 3rd Battery,
Bedfordshire Regiment, died 22 Oct. 1914 at La Bassee, France.
Probate 23rd May to Hugh Leslie Litchfield (older brother) schoolmaster
- £169-7s-10d. In the 1881 Census he lived at Noborough
Lodge, his father, William, a was a farmer with 310 acres employing
7 men and 3 boys he had children William G, aged 8, Hugh, aged
6, Frank, aged 4, Watson, aged 2 and Thomas, aged 9 months. Also
his grandfather, William, lived with him, he had farmed Noborough
back at least until 1841 census. In the 1891 Census he is listed
as the son of William Allin, farmer and Elizabeth. Also in house
- Frank 14, Watson 12, Thomas a 10, John 9, Fanny 5. in the 1901
Census he is aged 18, a boarder in a school in North Street, Daventry.
In the 1911 Census he is a school teacher boarding in Ampthill
Road Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate)
Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 & 33.
6634, 1/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex
Regiment) Killed in action 18 September 1916. Aged 34. Born Norton,
enlisted Long Buckby. Buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colin Camps,
Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 37.
40436, 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 17 February
1917. Aged 28. Born Norton, enlisted Daventry. Formerly 3998,
Suffolk Regiment. Son of George Manning, of Norton, Daventry,
Northants. In the 1891 Census, his parents are George and Sarah,
both aged 38, and he is living with along with his siblings, Ada,
aged 12, Ethel, aged 9, Alfred, aged 7, and Frank, aged 1. They
are living next door to William and Susannah Manning (George's
parents) who have living with them William, aged 13, and John,
aged 11, who are grandchildren. Alfred is the same age and lives
next door but to John Blencowe. In the 1901 Census his father
is George, a blacksmith, born Norton, mother Sarah, born Daventry,
brother John, a coachman, aged 21 and Alfred is a groom, aged
17. Frank is living with his grandparents, William, aged 79, and
Susannah, aged 78, next door to his parents. William is living
on private means. In the 1911 Census his mother, Sarah, has died
and Frank is living with his father and is a waggoner on farm.
Alfred is boarding in Long Buckby and is a cab driver. Buried
in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Plot VI.
Row G. Grave 10.
R/5623, 13th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds
30 August 1918. Born Norton, enlisted Rugby, residence at time
of death, Chalfont, Bucks. In the 1901 Census his parents are
Harry, aged 35, and Alice, aged 30, father was a railway platelayer.
Living with them is ?(illegible) brother, aged 9, John, aged 7,
Frank, aged 3. In the 1911 Census the family had moved to Rugby
and John was a labourer in the cement works. Buried in Terlincthun
British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row
A. Grave 1.
24671, 2nd/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died in
United Kingdom 17 February 1918. Aged 25. Son of George and Susan
Penn of Norton. In the 1901 Census he was living in Cold Higham,
with his parents, George, aged 46, a stockman, and Susan, aged
41. Also living there were a stepson, Arthur Welsh, aged 19, an
agricultural labourer, Harry, aged 8, Elizabeth, aged 5, and Mary,
aged 8 months. Buried in Norton Church Cemetery. In the 1911 Census
he is a lodger at Noboro Lodge and is a farm labourer. Buried
in Norton (All Saints) Churchyard, right of the main path.
5th Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed
in action 28 March 1918. Son of Rev. & Mrs Percy Rose of "Highwood"
Ridgeway Road, Redhill, Surrey. Educated at St Edwards School,
Oxford. Mentioned in Desptaches (MiD). Formerly Sussex Yeomanry.
In the 1881 Census Eric was living in Northampton girls orphanage
with his parents Thomas and Lucy Jane, his father was a Colonel
in the Northamptonshire Militia who had retired by now and perhaps
had some advisory roll at the orphanage. In the 1901 Census his
father was Vicar of Norton, Percy W, aged 42, from Northampton,
and his mother, Isobel C, was aged 39, from France. Eric was aged
4, his sister Christine L H was 11 months. They lived in "The
Cottage" Norton. Also with them was Percy's mother Lucy Jane
82; they had servants and a nurse living with them. In the 1911
Census he and his sister are visitors with a family in Fulham,
London. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de
Calais, France. Bay 9.
45040, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers transferred to 60518, 101st
Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 14 May 1918. Aged 42. Born
Woolverton, Warkwicks, enlisted Daventry, resident Weedon. Husband
of Rosetta Washburn of 3 Cotten End Warks. In the 1911 Census
he has been married for 9 years to Rosetta, he is a gardener at
Brockhall. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime,
France. Section P. Plot VII. Row O. Grave 3A
Lieutenant, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Son
of John and Lucy Wright of Flore, husband of Emily May (Sanders)
Honeyhurst Farm, Little Braunston, Rugby. In the 1911 Census he
is living at Whilton Locks in the house of Frank Litchfield working
as a groom, aged 17. Buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 2.
178026, Machine Gun Corps. Died in United Kingdom 29 October 1918.
Aged 30. Son of Charles and the late Elizabeth Rachel Clarke,
husband of Rose Clara Clarke, of Norton. Born in Ashton, Northants,
living in Weedon, married Rose Newton in 1915. In the 1911 Census
he is living with his widowed mother and siblings in St Andrews
Road, Northampton and is a bootmaker. In the 1911 Census he is
living with his widowed mother and siblings in St Andrews Road,
Northampton and is a bootmaker. Buried in Norton (All Saints)
All of the names were copied from the Norton War Memorial, All Saints
Church, Norton. All census information was found on Ancestry.co.uk.
The service information was found either from the War Graves Commission
or The Channel 4 History Website. Extracts have also been found from
several other Military Sources on findmypast.co.uk. All information
is given in good faith and believed to be correct. No liability is accepted
for information found to be incorrect. If you do have further information
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