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DEDDINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael AllbrooK 2009

There are two war memorials within the village of Deddington. The first is to be found within the church of St peter and Paul on the north wall of the nave and takes the form of a rectangular brass plaque, with an incised inscription, mounted on a wooden backboard containing the names of 48 men who gave their ligves in World War 1. The dedication reads:

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE
MEN OF THE PARISH OF DEDDINGTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

The second takes the form of of a Latin cross mounted on a tapered pedestal faced with gable shaped blocks with ornate tops. The inscription is in black lettering and list the same 48 men for World War 1 plus 9 men who gave thier lives in World War 2 and one who died in the Malayan Emergency 1950.

SACRED
TO THE
HONOURED
MEMORY
OF THESE MEN
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Notes from the Author
The War Memorial in the Parish of Deddington

Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.

Laurence Binyon

When the War Memorial was erected in 1922, it was sufficient for the inscription to be simply a name and an initial. Everybody knew them. Now more information is necessary to tell us about these Men of Deddington. You will see that the names include men who had emigrated to Australia, Canada and New Zealand and still they volunteered to support the land of their birth. Men of Deddington died in Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Sicily, Syria and Turkey where their Graves and Official Memorials may be found.

It was government policy that all those who died overseas would be buried where they died irrespective of their rank.

Blessed or Thankful Villages is a term for the small number of villages in England and Wales which lost no men in World War I. The term was coined by the writer Arthur Mee in the 1930s who wrote that a Thankful Village was one which had lost no men in the Great War because all those who left to serve came home again. His initial list identified 32 villages. In their Thankful Village website this list has been extended to 50 Parishes. In France there is just the one village Thierville in the Eure department in northern France such was the price paid.

If you wish to visit any of the graves look at the Commonwealth War Graves Commisison website and it will give you precise details about how to reach the Cemetery and the location of the grave

“Live thou for England,
We for England died”

Michael Allbrook
Deddington, July 2009

Photographs Copyright © Michael Allbrook 2009

ADEY

Albert

Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. He was killed in action near Arras, Somme on 1 May 1918 age 38. He is buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. His parents were Josiah & Sarah A Adey and he was the husband of Mary C Adey, Beaumaris, Upland Road, Sutton.

AUSTIN

Joseph

Private, 50th Battalion, Alberta Regiment, Canadian Infantry 24 Canadian Division, 1st Corps. He died near Hill 145 on the second day of the Battle for Vimy Ridge on 10 April 1917 age 25. He is buried in Givenchy en Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, Souchez. He had emigrated to Canada in 1913 and lived in Clover Bar, Alta. His parents, Arthur & Eliza Austin of Hempton, had both died and he was survived by his sister, Ellen (Nellie) Churchill of Westcote Barton, Middle Barton.

BLISS

Edwin

Private, 1st Garrison Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment formerly with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He died on 23 November 1918 age 25. He is remembered on Face 6 of the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India. His parents were George & Caroline Bliss of Philcot Street

BOLTON

William Frederick

Private, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 86 Brigade, 29 Division. He was killed in action in the final days of the Gallipoli campaign on 4 December 1915 age 29. He is remembered on Panel 37-41 of the Helles Memorial, Turkey. His parents were Frederick T & Catherine E Bolton of Deddington

BULL

Ronald Page

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment who was previously a Private in The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action during the final advance in Picardy on 30 October 1918; he was 19. He is buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau. His parents were Richard Page Bull MRCVS & Annie Bull of New Street, Deddington.

CALLOW

Charles

Pioneer, 2nd Signal Company, Royal Engineers, formerly with The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 16 September 1914 age 28. He is remembered on La Ferte sous Jouarre Memorial. His parents were Thomas & Ruth Callow of Market Place

CARVILL

Wallace James

Private, 139th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. He died from measles on 3 March 1917 age 36. He is buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. His parents were Charles & Jane E Carvill of Deddington.

CASTLE

Alfred John

Private, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who was transferred to The Labour Corps. He died on 12 November 1918 in hospital in Bristol. He was 33. He is buried in the Churchyard of St Peter and St Paul, Deddington. His parents were Alfred M & Mary J Castle of Clifton.

CASTLE

George William Henry

Rifleman, 4th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps, 80 Brigade, 27th Division. He died of wounds received during the Battle of Frezenberg Ridge on 25 May 1915; he was 32. He is remembered on Panel 51 & 53, the Menin Gate, Ypres. His parents were Albert J & Lydia Castle.

CHECKLEY

John Hawtin

Private, 1st/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 145 Brigade, 48th Division, Army no. 1874. He died on 20 July 1916 of wounds received during the Battle of the Somme; he was 21. He is buried in grave Daours Communal Cemetery Extension. His parents were William & Louisa Checkley, Market Place

CHISLETT

Arthur Joseph

Private, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), 6 Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division. He died on 6 November 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele age 27. He is remembered on Panel 24-26-28-30 of the Menin Gate, Ypres. He had emigrated to Canada in 1912. One of two brothers, The sons of James & Emily Chislett of Deddington.

CHISLETT

Norman

Rifleman, 18th (Arts and Crafts) Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps, 122 Brigade, 41st Division. He was killed in action at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge, nr Ypres on 31 July 1917; he was 31. He is remembered on Panel 51 & 53 of the Menin Gate, Ypres. One of two brothers, The sons of James & Emily Chislett of Deddington.

CHURCHILL

Henry George Stratford

Private, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment, 1st New Zealand Infantry Brigade, NZEF. He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle for Messines Ridge near Ypres on 7 June 1917. He is remembered on the Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial. He had emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand on 1 October 1908 on the Ruapehu. His parents were Richard C & Thurza Churchill, Market Place.

DAVIS

George Isaac

Gunner, 98 Anti-Aircraft Section, Royal Garrison Artillery. He died on 24 December 1918 age 26. He is buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. His parents were Harry & Charlotte Davis of Deddington and he was the husband of Nora B Davis of 42 Dun's Tew.

DEELEY

Stanley Hubert

Private, 3rd Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment, 74 Brigade, 25th Division. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne on 27 May 1918; age 19. He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial. His parents were Edwin & Eliza Deeley of Castle Street

DORE

O Arthur John H

Private, 53rd Graduated Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He died of pneumonia on 6 October 1918 age 18 in Ludgershall, Suffolk, where his Regiment was posted, He is buried in the Churchyard of St Peter and St Paul, Deddington. His parents were Arthur George & Rosina Dore of Victoria Terrace

DUNN

William John

Private, 1st/1st Battalion, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, 4 Cavalry Brigade, 4th Cavalry Division. He was killed in action on 1 April 1918 at Rifle Wood. This was day that The Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars suffered its worst casualties. He is remembered on Panel 6 of the Pozieres Memorial. He lived in Deddington and his parents were Thomas & Jenett Dunn.

ELL

Alfred

Private, 12th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. He died from his wounds in hospital in Chichester on 3 March 1917 age 37. He is buried in the Churchyard of St Peter and St Paul, Deddington. His parents were George A & Frances Ell of New Wiggington but Alfred was born in Deddington.

FREEMAN

Harold

Private, 9th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 36 Brigade, 12th Division. He was killed in action at the Battle for Transloy Ridge on 7 October 1916; he was 19. He is remembered on Pier and Face 8C, 9A & 16A of the Thiepval Memorial. He was the son of Joseph & Jane E Freeman of Market Place.

FRENCH

William Loder

Private, 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF. He died on 10 February 1916 age 25 in Deddington where he had been convalescing from the illnesses contracted in Gallipoli. He is buried in the Churchyard of St Peter and St Paul, Deddington. The Australian Army accorded him a funeral with full military honours. He had emigrated to Australia in 1913. His parents were William J & Emily French, Council Street now known as Hopcraft Lane.

GARDNER

Walter Albert

Private, 1st/1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 145 Brigade, 48th Division. He died on 5 January 1916 age 24 in Cornwall before his Battalion had embarked for France. He was a native of Deddington. He is buried in Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall. His parents were Frank & Elizabeth Gardner of Cardiff.

GARDINER

Louis Henry

Private, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 148 Brigade, 61st Division. He died on 2 December 1918 aged 22. He is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2. He was the husband of Ellen K Gardiner of Laurel Cottage, Barford St. Michael

GODFREY

James

Lance Corporal, 5th Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division. He died on 29 September 1915 from the wounds received in the attack on Bellewaarde; he was 27. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. His parents were Samuel & Martha Godfrey and he was the husband of Rose Godfrey of Bishop's Itchington, Leamington Spa.

GOMM

Archie Andrew

Private, 6th Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 60 Brigade, 20th Division. He was killed in action between Combles and Bapaume on 27 February 1917 age 25. He is remembered on Pier & Face 10A & 10D of the Thiepval Memorial. His parents were the late Andrew Gomm & Harriet Gomm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRACE

Harry

Private, 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 17 Brigade, 6th (Poona) Division. He died of fever on 12 February 1916 age 27. He is buried in Kut War Cemetery, Iraq. His parents were the late William Grace & Deborah Grace, Earls Lane and he was the husband of Lillian R Grace.

GRIFFIN

Harry Gerard

Private, 2nd Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment, 100 Brigade, 33 Division. He was killed in action at the Battle of Messines on 11 April 1918 age 21. He is remembered on Panel 5 of the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. His parents were the late Henry Griffin & Elizabeth Grimn, formerly Griffin, Hillbre, 25 Bowling Green Road, Stourbridge.

HANCOX

Walter David

Sapper, 154 Field Company, Royal Engineers. He was killed in action on 1 July 1916 age 30 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Over 60,000 men were killed or wounded on that day. He is buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery. One of three brothers, The sons of David & Ellen Hancox of Grove Lodge

HANCOX

William Rufus

Corporal, 1st/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 145 Brigade, 48th Division. He was killed in action at the Battle of Pozieres Ridge on 14 August 1916 age 20. He is remembered on Pier & Face 10A & 10D of the Thiepval Memorial. One of three brothers, The sons of David & Ellen Hancox of Grove Lodge.

 

 

 

HANCOX

Albert Edward

Sapper, 101 Field Company, Royal Engineers. He died of his wounds on 24 July 1917 in hospital near Ypres age 19. He is buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France. One of three brothers, The sons of David & Ellen Hancox of Grove Lodge

 

 

 

 

HAWKINS

Fred

Private, 700 MT Company, Army Service Corps formerly with The Worcestershire Regiment. He died on 18 January 1918 after an accident, age 29. His parents were George & Annie Hawkins of Croughton and he was the husband of Emily T Hawkins of Market Place. He is buried in the Churchyard of All Saints Church, Croughton.

HAWKINS

John Frederick

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 17 Brigade, 6th (Poona) Division. He was killed in action on 22 November 1915 age 25. He is remembered on Panel 26 & 63 of the Basra Memorial, Iraq. One of two brothers, the sons of Josiah J & Caroline J Hawkins of Clifton.

HAWKINS

Benjamin

Private, 6th (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Battalion, The Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment) 58 Brigade, 19th Division. He was killed in action on 23 March 1918 at the Battle of St Quentin age 19. He is remembered on Bay 7 of the Arras Memorial. One of two brothers, the sons of Josiah J & Caroline J Hawkins of Clifton

HIORNS

Joseph William

Lance Corporal, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 147 Brigade, 49th Division. He was killed in action on 11 October 1918 during the Pursuit to the Selle; he was 30. He is buried in Iwuy Communal Cemetery, France. His parents were William & Emma Hiorns of Castle Street.

HUTT

Archie William

Sergeant Major, 5th Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 42 Brigade, 14th Division and formerly a Sergeant with The Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars who had been in France since 1914. He was killed in action at the Battle of St Quentin on 21 March 1918 age 32. He is buried in Montescourt Lizerolles Communal Cemetery, France. He was the husband of Margaret Hutt of Deddington then of Claverdon, Warwickshire. One of two brothers, the sons of John William & Mary Frances Hutt of Deddington. his brother Frederick Rowland Hutt is listed below. In the 1901 census he was living at Manor Farm (also called Smith's Farm), Crawley, Oxfordshire and in the 1911 census he was a Farm Bailiff living at the Fox and Crown, North Aston, Deddington.

HUTT

Frederick Rowland

Private, 207278, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment formerly Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Killed in action 26 April 1918, aged 28. Born Roland, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley in Arden. No known grave. Commemorated on Tynecot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. One of two brothers, the sons of John William & Mary Frances Hutt of Deddington then of Claverdon, Warwickshire. His brother archie William Hutt is listed above. In the 1901 census he was living at Manor Farm (also called Smith's Farm), Crawley, Oxfordshire and in the 1911 census he was a Domestic groom living in new Street, Deddington.

MANCHIP

Thomas Alexander

Private, 20th Battalion (The 3rd Public Schools), The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 19 Brigade, 33rd Division. He was killed in action at the second Battle of the Scarpe on 25 April 1917 age 35. He is remembered on Bay 3 of the Arras Memorial. His parents were the late Thomas A & Elizabeth J Manchip of Deddington and he was the husband of Grace L Manchip, 89 Hayes Road, Bromley, Kent.

MUNDY

John Ernest

Private, 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. He was killed in action in the Somme on 3 June 1917 age 22. He is buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arlux en Gohelle. He was a native of Hinton-in-the-Hedges. His parents were Albert T J & Caroline Mundy of the Paper Mills, Adderbury.

PINFOLD

Percy

Private, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 23 Brigade, 8th Division. He was killed in action in the Somme on 1 January 1917 age 24. He is buried in Guards’ Cemetery, Combles, France. His parents were Joseph & Elizabeth Pinfold of Clifton.

SPENCER

Albert Frederick

Private, 2nd Battalion, the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. He was killed in action on 16 May 1915 age 32 during the Battle of Festubert. He is remembered on Panel 26 of Le Touret Memorial. His parents were William & Adelaide Spencer of Hook Norton and he was the husband of Sarah R E Spencer of Hempton.

SYKES

George

Private, A Company, 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. He was killed in action on 16 May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert, age 22. His parents were George D & Louisa Sykes of The Green. He is remembered on Panel 26 of Le Touret Memorial

TUSTAIN

Frederick T

Private, 3 Company, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards, 2 Guards Brigade, Guards Division. He was killed in action near Lesboeufs on 29 September 1916 age 30. He is buried in Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs. He was the husband of Agnes Tustain, 267 Alama Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia where he had emigrated. One of two brothers, the sons of William & Eliza Tustain of Victoria Terrace.

TUSTAIN

Matthew James

Lance Corporal, C Company, 1st/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 145 Brigade, 48th Division. He was killed in action at the Battle of Pozieres Ridge on 23 July 1916 age 23. He is remembered on Pier & Face 10A and 10D of the Thiepval Memorial. One of two brothers, the sons of William & Eliza Tustain of Victoria Terrace.

TWISSELL

James Ethelbert

Private, 82nd Battalion, Abegweit Light Infantry Regiment, Canadian Infantry, Army no. 160637. He died on 1 June 1916 age 32 in Holy Cross Hospital Calgary. He is buried in Calgary Union Cemetery. He had emigrated on 20 April 1912 on the Tunisian bound for Saint John, Canada. He was married to Edith M Twissell of Cabin Lake, Alberta. His parents were the late Frank & Emily Twissell of New Street.

WEAVER

William Alfred

Private, 7th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment, 37 Brigade, 12th Division. He was killed in action near Armentieres on 17 January 1918 age 33; he lived in King’s Sutton. He is buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier. His parents were George & Mary A Weaver of Deddington

WHEELER

Bernard

Private, Training School, Canadian Army Medical Corps. He died on 18 November 1916 age 29. He is buried in the Churchyard of St Peter and St Paul, Deddington. His parents were James & Sarah Wheeler of Deddington and he was the husband of Janet Wheeler of Winnipeg where he had emigrated in 1907 sailing on the Southwark to Halifax, Canada.

 

 

 

 

WHITE

George Henry

Private, 5th Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division. He was killed in action at the third Battle of the Scarpe on 3 May 1917 age 30. He is remembered on Bay 6 & 7 of the Arras Memorial. His parents were Job & Eva A White of Hempton and he was the husband of Emma E White, The Bank, Hempton.

WILKINS

William

Private, 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. He was killed in action during the 1st Battle for Ypres on 21 October 1914 age 31. He is remembered on Panel 37 & 39 of the Menin Gate, Ypres. His parents were George & Lavinia Berry (previously Wilkins) of Earl's Lane.

YERBURY

Alfred Edwin

Private, 2nd Battalion, The South Wales Borderers, 87 Brigade, 29th Division formerly with The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He died of his wounds received during the Battle of the Scarpe on 27 April 1917. He was 19. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. His parents were Alfred & Cicely Yerbury of Castle Street

LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND
WE FOR ENGLAND DIED
1939 - 1945

DUMBLETON

Edward Bostock

Stoker 1st Class, HMS Manchester, Royal Navy. He died on 24 March 1941 age 21 whilst his ship was being refitted after its role in the Norwegian Campaign. He lived in Clifton and he is buried in Preston Cemetery, Tynemouth.

 

 

 

GARRETT

Francis Beesley

Flight Sergeant & Tail Gunner, 467 Squadron (RAAF), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve based at Bottesford. He died on 18 August 1943 age 26 on a raid on Peenemunde in Lancaster Bomber LM342 PO. He is remembered on panel 136 of the Runnymede Memorial. His parents were Francis B & Florence R Garrett, Home Farm, Clifton,

Note: The aeroplane was lost on its first Key Operation with a total of just 42 hours flying time. LM342 was one of two 467 Squadron Lancasters that were lost on this operation. They took off at 21.45 hours on 17 August 1943 from RAF Bottesford and the aeroplane crashed in the Baltic while approaching the target. All the crew were killed:

Flight Lieutenant Parry was the Squadron Bombing Leader and was flying as second air bomber.
'A' Flight Commander Squadron Leader A S Raphael DFC
Sergeant V Smith
Pilot Officer R G Carter DFC RCAF
Sergeant F Grey
Flight Lieutenant M H Parry
Flight Sergeant D Fielden
Sergeant A C Brand
Flight Sergeant F B Garrett

GILKES

John Richard Frederick

Private, 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He died on 16 July 1944 shortly after the D Day invasion of Normandy and during the Battle for Caen; age 19. He is buried in Brouay War Cemetery, Normandy. He was the son of Richard & Lilian R Gilkes of Deddington.

 

 

 

GREENAWAY

William Reginald

Sergeant (Flight Engineer), 432 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve based at RAF Swale in Yorkshire. He died on 27 January 1944 age 22 on a bombing raid on Berlin involving 515 Wellington Bombers. He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. He was the son of Reginald & Ethel M Greenaway of Deddington.

Note: Lancaster no. LL638 of 432 Squadron was lost on its first operation. They had taken off at 17.51 hours on 27 January 1944 and the aeroplane crashed at Schmockwitz, a town 22 km SE from the centre of Berlin.
The crew were:
Pilot Officer D J Paterson RCAF
Sergeant W R Greenaway
Flight Officer F/O A D G Bell RCAF
Sergeant F W Heinen RCAF
Flight Sergeant C A Sherwood RCAF
Flight Sergeant R P Wilson
Pilot Officer A S Gates RCAF

HALL

Ernest Sydney G

Sapper, 576 Corps Field Park Company, Royal Engineers. He died on 13 August 1943 age 27. The Allied Army invaded Sicily on 9 July and the island was captured on 17 August 1943, four days after he was killed. He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. He was the husband of Lilian M Hall of Deddington

LEWIS

John H

Private, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, 10 Infantry Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. He died on 1 April 1944 near Monte Cassino; he was 25. He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. He was the son of Edwin & Charlotte Lewis of Deddington.

PYMAN

Lawrence Lee

Pilot Officer, 65 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, previously with the Cambridge University Air Squadron. He died on 16 August 1940 age 23. He was a Battle of Britain fighter pilot who, on 14 August 1940, had force-landed his aircraft at RAF Manston. His aircraft was peppered with bullet holes. He was shot down and killed on 16 August 1940 in his Spitfire I (K9915) over the Channel near Deal at 17:30 hours. He is buried in Calais Southern Cemetery. He was the son of the late Ronald L Pyman (who was killed in France in 1917) and of Catherine F Roberts (formerly Pyman) of Deddington Manor. Catherine Roberts ran the Hospital in the old Vicarage in Church Street.

 

SORRELL

Henry

Driver, 18th Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. He died on 12 September 1944 age 33. He was captured in Thailand and was being transported in an unmarked Japanese “Hell Ship”, the Rakuyo Mara, when it was torpedoed by the USS Sealion and sank. 1,159 Allied Prisoners of War died. The Japanese transported PoWs in unmarked ships. The prisoners were usually being moved to be used as slave labour and the warships had no means of identifying which vessels were actually PoW transporters. He is remembered on Column 46 of the Singapore Memorial. He was the son of the late H. Sorrell & of Eva Sorrell who moved to Deddington after the war to join her daughters who had been evacuated to Deddington. He was the husband of Ethel M Sorrell of Islington.

SYKES

Ernest Arthur

Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps. He died on 24 June 1941 age 33. He was probably involved in the capture of Damascus involving the Free French, The Indian Army, the Australians and the British from the Vichy French Army. He is buried in grave N 23 Damascus Commonwealth Cemetery. He was the son of George H & Clara E Sykes and the husband of Georgina F Sykes of Deddington.

1950

HALL

Richard Lovenden

Private, The Kings Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry. He was doing his compulsory Military (National) Service in Malaysia when his patrol was ambushed by terrorists on 10 June 1950 and he was killed. He is remembered on the Roll of Honour in Batu Gajah, known as God’s Little Acre, and his grave is also there. He was the son of Richard S & Edna L Hall, the landlords of the Kings Arms, (now the Deddington Arms) Horsefair.

A Plaque on the wall of the Church

CHURCHILL

Robert Alec Farquhar

Mentioned in Despatches. Lieutenant, HMS Victorious, Royal Navy. He died on 12 August 1942 age 31 protecting a convoy to Malta. He is remembered on bay 3, panel 1 of the Lee on Solent Memorial. He was the son of Alec F & Elinor Churchill and the husband of Olive H D Churchill (nee Townroe) of Cuckfield, Sussex.

Buried in the Churchyard but not on the memorial

COULTON

William Charles

Private, 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He died on 8 September 1941 age 27. He is buried in the Churchyard of St Peter and St Paul, Deddington. He was the son of Charles & Kate Coulton and the husband of Ivy M Coulton of Deddington.

Soldiers from Deddington who fell in World War 1 who are not mentioned on the War Memorial

The War Memorial currently includes people who are not “from Deddington” and it includes people who were dear to the families who were living in Deddington after the Wars. This is a list of men who have an officially recorded link to the Parish of Deddington, either by their birth or by their residence whose names do not appear on the War Memorial.

BANNARD

Percival Bryan

Corporal, 1st/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 145 Brigade, 48th Division. He was killed in action on 7 August 1917 age 21 during the Battle of Passchendaele. He is remembered on Panel 37 & 39 of the Menin Gate, Ypres. A native of Deddington, he was the son of Frederick P & Florence N A Bannard, 4 Grosvenor Road, Banbury

DEANE

Frederick

Private, 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 17 Brigade, 6th (Poona) Division. He died on 30 June 1916 probably from illness age 24. He is buried in North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad. A native of Deddington, he had moved to Compton, Berkshire. He was the son of James T and Agnes A Deane

FLETCHER

Charles George

Private, 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. He was wounded during the fighting near Ypres and died on 26 October 1914 age 33. He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. He was the son of John & Elizabeth Fletcher and born in Deddington

GILKES

Clarence Bert

Private, 5th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division. He was killed in action between Gheluvelt and Polygon Wood in the Battle of Passchendaele on 16 October 1917, he was 20. He is remembered on panel 96-98 of the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the son of George & Susan Gilkes of New Street

HAWKINS

Ernest James

Private, 202 Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). He was killed in action during the Battle for Passchendaele on 9 October 1917; age 22. He is remembered on Panel 154 to 159 & 163A of the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the son of Stephen H & Martha Hawkins and a native of Deddington

HICKS

James

Private, 5th Battalion, The Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment), 40 Brigade, 13th Division, formerly with The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action during the second assault on Sanniyat on 9 April 1916 age 31. He is remembered on Panel 30 & 64 of the Basra Memorial. A native of Deddington, he was the son of James & Sarah Hicks, Rock Farm, Baginton, Coventry

HITCHMAN

Ernest Charles

Private, 51st (Graduated) Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 205 Brigade, 68th Division. He died on 23 October 1918 age 18 whilst he was stationed in East Anglia. He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk. He lived in Deddington and he was the son of Mrs Fanny G Symonds, 31 St Mary's Road, Cowley St John, Oxford

JORDON

George William

Lance Corporal, 5th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division. He was killed in action at Delville Wood on 24 August 1916; age 19. He is remembered on Pier & Face 10A & 10D of the Thiepval Memorial. He was born in Deddington, the son of John & Annie Jordon

SMITH

Isaac

Private, 6th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 60 Brigade, 20th Division, formerly with The Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars. He was killed in action during the Battle of Transloy Ridge on 7 October 1916; age 26. He is remembered on Pier & Face 10A & 10D of the Thiepval Memorial. He was the son of the late George and Ellen Smith of Deddington. His Army records show that he had no known living relatives

STANLEY

William Thomas

Private, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. He died of double pneumonia in Halifax on 14 January 1918 age 33. He is buried in St Peter’s Churchyard, Wolvercote. He was the son of Thomas J & Eliza A Stanley and the husband of Alice M Edwards (formerly Stanley) of Wytham, Oxford. His Army record state that he was born in Deddington but there is no other evidence of this and it is probable that he was born in Ledwell.

STEVENS

Albert

Corporal, 5th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division. He was killed in action during the retreat after the Battle of St Quentin on 31 March 1918 age 25. He is buried in Namps au Val British Cemetery. He was the brother of Mrs Ellen M Prew of Adlestrop, Kingham; he lived in Deddington

SYKES

Edwin

Sergeant, 11th (Lonsdale) Battalion, The Border Regiment, 97 Brigade, 32nd Division. He was killed in action during the attack on Albert on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 36. He is buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuile. He was the son of John & Elizabeth Sykes of Deddington

SYKES

Hubert Charles

Rifleman, 2nd/9th County of London Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles), 175 Brigade, 58th Division. He was killed in action in the Battle of Passchendaele on 3 October 1917 age 37. He is remembered on Panel 151 of the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the son of Joshua & Mary A Sykes of New Street and the husband of Harriet C Bennetton (formerly Sykes), 99 Evelyn Street, Deptford,

SYKES

Norman William

Rifleman, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own), 11 Brigade, 4th Division. He was killed in action near Albert on 1 July 1916 age 20. He is buried in Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval. He was a native of Deddington and the son of Henry & Martha J Sykes, Lime Kilns, North Aston

TAYLOR

Alec Charles

Private, 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. He was killed in action in the first Battle of Ypres on 26 November 1914. He is remembered on Panel 37 & 39 of the Menin Gate, Ypres. He was a native of Deddington and the husband of Ethel M H Geen (formerly Taylor), 7 Clarke Street, Ebey, Cardiff

WADDUP

Frank

Private, 5th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division, Army no. 16473. He was killed in action during the third Battle of the Scarpe on 3 May 1917; age 20. He is remembered on Bay 6 & 7 of the Arras Memorial. He was the son of Thomas H & the late Harriet Waddup of Deddington

WOOLGROVE

Fred Cecil

Corporal, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 55 Brigade, 12th Division, Army no. 1664. He died of his wounds on 9 December 1915 age 24. He had probably been wounded at Hulluch in late October. He is buried in Plot I Row B Grave 6 Corbie Communal Cemetery. He was a native of Deddington and the son of Mr & Mrs J Woolgrove of North Aston

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