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HENLEY ON THAMES WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The war memorial is in the form of two large stone tablets that are set either side of the entrance to the Town Hall and consists of names, in four columns, in black lettering. The names here have been sorted into strict alphabetcial order for ease of reading.

Photograph Copyright © Andy Pay 2006

TO THE PROUD AND GLORIOUS MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING BRAVE HEROES FROM THE
BOROUGH OF HENLEY-ON-THAMES WHO LAID
DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ALLEN
Frederick
Private 260002, 2nd/5th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 10th April 1918. Aged 33. Born Rotherfield, Grays, Oxon, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Husband of Alice Sarah Allen, of 5, West St., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Setion T. Grave 66.
ALLEN
L E

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AVERY
Frederick Jack

Private 22967, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 8th August 1916. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames, resident Lower Assingden (sic - s/b Lower Assendon). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D

AVERY
George

Saddler 285049, Queen's Own Oxford Hussars. Killed in action 1st April 1918. Born, enlisted and resident Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 6.

AWBERY
C L

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BAILEY
Frederick Charles

Gunner 136304, "X" 1st Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 17 September 1917. Aged 22. Born Seacombe, enlisted Wallasey. Son of George John and Mary Bailey, of 105, Reading Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row BA. Grave 27.

BAKER
A

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BARLOW, MM
Thomas Pratt

Sergeant 1776, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd July 1916. Aged 35. Born St John's, Hackney, Middlesex, enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of the late Samuel John and Louisa Kate Barlow, of Blackheath, London; husband of Alice Elizabeth Barlow, of 33, Duke St., Henley-on-Thames. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 27.

BARNES
Alfred

Assistant Steward, H.M.H.S. "Glenart Castle" (Southampton), Mercantile Marine. Died 26 February 1918. Aged 33. Son of the late Edward and Charlotte Barnes; husband of Bertha Barnes (nee Harvey), of 15, Riverside, Henley-on-Thames. Born at Great Marlow, Bucks.No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

BARTLETT
Ernest George

Private 8563, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Winkfield, Berkshire, enlisted Caversham, Bucks, resident Henley-on-Thames. Embarked France 16 July 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.

BAYLEY
John Philip

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, 34th Sikh Pioneers. Died 13 January 1920. Son of William George and Margaret Mary Bayley, of 45, Bell St., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in Jandola Cemetery, India. Grave 17. Commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India. Face 3.

BAYLISS
William Alexander Smith

Sergeant 285121, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Killed in action 5th July 1917. Born and resident Tewkesbury, enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 6.

BLACKALL
Frederick John

[Listed as BLACKHALL on SDGW] Private 7763, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 19 August 1915. Aged 28. Born Oxford, enlisted Reading, resident Westhill, Oxon. Son of George and Ellen Blackall, of 94, West St., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 6.

BLACKALL
H C

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BLACKMORE
Louis Bertram

[Spelt Louis Bertram on CWGC and Lewis Bartram on SDGW, birth registered as Louis Bertram] Lance Corporal 18109, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 30th April 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Wokingham. Son of Alvin and Harriett Blackmore, of 45, Hamilton Terrace, Greys Rd., Henley-on-Thames. In the 1911 census he is the son of Harriet Blackmore, aged 19, a packer at printing works, born Henley-on-Thames, resident 45 Greys Road, Henley upon Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 28.

BLAKE
Frederick B

Private 11245, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 12th November 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of Thomas and Emily Blake, of 34, Fair Mile, Henley-on-Thames. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 5.

BOND
George H

Private 189888, 172nd Company, Labour Corps. Died 3rd November 1917. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of Walter and Mary Bond, of Henley-on-Thames; husband of Louisa Bond, of 12, Clarence Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in FAENZA COMMUNAL CEMETERY, . Plot I. Row E. Grave 3.

BOWLES
Harry

Private 200720. 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 14th April 1918. Aged 32. Enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Mrs. S. Bowles, of 52, Grey's Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 5.

BRADFIELD
Walter

Lance Corporal 200799, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 3rd October 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of G. and E. Bradfield, of 21, Reading Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 16.

BRAISHER
William Robert
Sapper 113719, 77th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 15th February 1916. Aged 36. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Husband of Emily Gilmore (formerly Braisher), late of 14, Clarence Rd., Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.
BRAKSPEAR
Ronald [William]
Major, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd October 1915. Aged 39. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brakspear, of Glenwood, Silverdale Rd., Eastbourne, Sussex, and of Copse Hill, Henley-on-Thames. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8. See also Lord's Cricket Ground Members World War 1 and Charterhouse school Memorial.

Extract from du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

BRAKSPEAR, RONALD WILLIAM, Major, 8th (Service) Battn. Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regt.), eldest s. of the late George Edward Brakspear, of Henley-on-Thames, a Director of Messrs. W. H. Brakspear & Sons, Ltd. by his wife, Florence (Glenwood, Silverdale Road, East- bourne), dau. of the Rev. F. R. Perry; b. Henley-on-Thames, 12 Nov. 18..; educ. Charterhouse; served as a Capt. in the Royal Bucks Militia for three years in Ireland, at the time of the Boer War. On the outbreak of war he volunteered for foreign service, and obtained a captaincy in the 8th Berkshire Regt., 1 Nov. 1914, being promoted Major 30 Dec. following; went to France at the end of Aug. 1915, and died at Etaples 2 Oct. following, from wounds received in action during the advance on Hulluch and Loos on 25 Sept. Buried in the Camier Road Cemetery, Etaples. Major Brakspear was a splendid shot and keen golfer. On the declaration of war he gave sufficient money towards the Town Hall at Henley-on-Thames being fitted up as a hospital, in which he took a great interest; unm.

BUCKETT
Ernest Frank
Private 24824, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Reading. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
BUCKETT
Robert Frank
[Two R F Buckett on memorial] Rifleman 4732, "C" Company, 1/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 22. Enlisted London, resident Henley. Son of Mrs. M. A. Buckett, of 45, King's Rd., Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C.
BUCKETT
Robert Frederick
[Two R F Buckett on memorial] Private 5324, 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte's Own). Killed in action 30th October 1914. Aged 28. Born Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Reading. Son of Thomas and Mary Buckett, of 10, Albion Place, West St., Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.
BUCKLAND
James Thomas
Private 7494, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19th September 1914. Aged 29. Born Chippenham, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Slough, resident Henley-on-Thames. Husband of Annie E. M. Thatcher (formerly Buckland), of 32, Rose Villa, Fair Mile, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Buried in VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 10.
BUGGY
C E
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BURTON
R F
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BUTCHER
E
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CARLISLE
G
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CARPENTER
H
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CARTER
William Ewart
[Listed as E W CARTER on memorial] Bugler 3440, "D" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 5th December 1916. Aged 18. Enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of John and Ellen Clara Carter, of 87, Greys Rd., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Joined as bugler at the age of 16 in Oct., 1915. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 11.
CHALCRAFT
G A
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CHILES
William Frank
Private 9586, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Reading, resident Henley-on-Thames. Foster son of Mrs. F. Head, of Shipbridge Cottages, Spencer's Wood, Reading. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7 and 8.
CHRISTIAN
[Albert] Sidney
Corporal 200804, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 8th August 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Jesse and Emma Christian, of Midland Counties Home, Leamington Spa, Born Henley-on-Thames. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 16.
CLARK
Harry Charles
Private 267288, 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 9th June 1917. Aged 32. Born Lambeth, Surrey, enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of Alfred Charles and Catherine Clark, of 13, King's Rd., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 22.
CLARKE
Isaac James
Lance Corporal 4107, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 12th September 1916. Aged 23. Enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of James and Emily Clarke, of 69, Reading Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 12.
CLEARY
J
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COBBETT
Christopher Denham
Rifleman 13060, 13th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 1st October 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Aldershot. Son of William and Susan Cobbett, of 66, Market Place, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A.
COBBETT
Frank Thomas
Private 201735, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 13th August 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of William and Susan Cobbett. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
COLES
Albert J
Private 17955, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14th July 1916. Born and resident Henley, enlisted Wokingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.
COLES
Thomas
Corporal 1195, Royal Horse Guards. Died 19 May 1917. Aged 31. Born Henley-on-Thames. Son of Mrs. C. Coles; husband of Mrs. Ella Wells (formerly Coles), of 5, Badgemore Lane, Henley-on-Thames. Buried in READING CEMETERY, Berkshire, Screen Wall. 72. 16323.
COLLIER, MC, DCM
Arthur
Regimental Sergeant Major 3513, Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Died 1st June 1917. Aged 45. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Collier, of Diton Marsh, Westbury, Wilts. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and the Distiguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 2. Grave 204.
COOK
Arthur
Private 28559, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in Salonika 21st October 1918. Born Thornton, Notts, enlisted Colchester, Essex, resident Henley-on-Thames. Husband of R. E. Cook, of 12, Oxford Place, Fair Mile, Henley-on-Thames.Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VI. Row K. Grave 9.
COOK
Albert [Walter]
Lance Corporal 200805, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 6th August 1916. Aged 25. Enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of William Francis and Susan Millicent Cook, of 22, Hart St., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 19.
COOK
Charles [Edward]
Stoker 2nd Class K46386(PO), H.M.S. "Emperor of India," Royal Navy. Died from disease (Septicaemia) 24 March 1918. Aged 18. Born 7 October 1899 in Henley-on-Thames. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Cook, of 66, Reading Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Before enlistment he was a gardener. Enlisted 11 October 1917 for the duration of the hostilities. Heoght 5 feet 7½ inches, cgest 34½, dark brown, brown eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, son of Henry and Jessie Cook, born Henley-on-Thames, resident 24, Albert Road, Greys, Henley, Oxfordshire. Buried in HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Grey's Hill, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Plot C. Row 10. Grave 11.
COOK
Robert Price
Stoker 1st Class K/8030, H.M.S. "Good Hope," Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was sunk by the German squadron off the coast of Chile 1 November 1914. Aged 21. Born 5 March 1892 in Henley-on-Thames. Son of Frederick and Emma Cook, of 38, New St., Henley-on-Thames. Prior to enlistment he was employed as a Garden Boy. Enlisted 22 August 1910 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 5¾ inches, chest 36 inches. brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 4.
CRESSWELL
Harold [Reuben]
Private 78718, 5th Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 236694, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 94.
CRESWELL
Walter Henry
Private 7876, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th June 1916. Aged 29. Born Henley, enlisted Reading, resident Winsor Green, Warwickshire. Son of Charles Cresswell, of 10, Hop Gardens, Henley-on-Thames, and the late Bessie Cresswell; husband of Alice Maud Cresswell, of 85, Edmund St., Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
DAVIS
William [Anthony]
Private G/11506, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died at Gallipoli 30 November 1915. Born Wargrave, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 37 to 41 or 328.
DRURY
L J
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DURAND
Francis William
Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Rifles Killed in action 22 December 1914. Aged 39. Son of the late Rev. Havilland Durand (Vicar of Earley, Berks.), and Mrs. Durand, of Guernsey; husband of Geraldine Durand (nee Hawtrey), of 52, New St., Henley-on-Thames. Seconded under the Foreign Office to the Zanzibar Government, 1903-1913. Served in Maubeleland, 1896, and Mashonaland, 1897, Brilliant Star of Zanzibar 3rd Class, Order of El Aliyeh 4th Class. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 43 and 44.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916, Volume 1, page 175-176:

CAPTAIN FRANCIS WILLIAM DURAND, 3rd BATTN. ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS. was born on the 29th January, 1875. at Earley Vicarage. Berkshire, the son of the Rev. Havilland Durand, M.A., Vicar of Earley. l le was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, where he won the quarter-mile, and was second in the one hundred yards race in 1889, winning two cups.

Captain Durand was gazetted to the 3rd Royal Guernsey Light Infantry (Militia) as 2nd Lieutenant in 1891, and in 1895 he joined the Rhodesian Horse. He served in the Matabeleland campaign with the Gwelo Field Force, receiving the Matabeleland medal, 1896 ; and in the Mashonaland campaign with the Mashonaland Field Force, receiving the clasp for Mashonaland, 1897.

From 1899-1901 he was employed in the African Transcontinental Survey through German East Africa, and in 1901-02 with the Tanganyika Concessions Expedition to Katanga, Congo Free State. In 1903 he served in the Zanzibar Protectorate under the Foreign Office, being Secretary and A.D.C. to the First Minister.

In 1906 he was promoted Captain in the 3rd Munster Fusiliers, remaining seconded for duty under the Foreign Office. In 1907 he was Acting Commandant of the Zanzibar Military Police, and Acting Governor, Central Jail. In this year he received the Zanzibar Order of " El Aliyeh."

Returning to England he, in 1908, passed the School of Musketry at Hythe. In 1909 he was again in civil employment in Zanzibar, as 2nd ( lass Magistrate and Governor of the District .Jail, and in 1911 was second in command of the Zanzibar Armed Constabulary. In 1912 he passed in all subjects for promotion to the rank of Field Officer, being one of only five officers specially mentioned in the Examiner's Report (May, 1912) to the Army Council. In 1914 he received the decoration of the 3rd Class Brilliant Star of Zanzibar.

On the mobilisation for the Great War, the 5th August, 1914, he joined the 3rd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, and went to Bere Island. On the 8th September he joined the 2nd Battalion in France, and was present at the Battles of the Aisne and the Marne. He was killed on the 22nd September, 1914, while leading his men in an attempt to retake trenches between Givenchy and Festubert, near La Bassée.

Captain Durand was a member of the Naval and Military and of the Sports Clubs. While in Africa he enjoyed much big-game shooting. lie married, in 1903, Geraldine Vesey, daughter of the late Rev. John W. Ilawtrey, of Aldin House, Slough, and St. Michael's, Westgateon-Sea.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page 123.

DURAND, FRANCIS WILLIAM, Capt., 3rd, attached 2nd, Battn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, eldest s. of the late Rev. Havilland Durand, for 13 years Vicar of Earley, co. Berks, by his wife, Mary (Moulin Huet House, Guernsey), dau. of the Rev. Montague John Gregg Hawtrey ; b. Earley Vicarage, 29 Jan. 1875; educ. Elizabeth College, Guernsey ; gazettes 2nd Lieut. 3rd Royal Guernsey L.I. (Militia), 1891; joined the Rhodesian Horse in 1895, and took part in the Matabeleland Campaign with Gwelo Field Force in 1896 (medal, "Matabeleland, 1896") and the Mashonaland Campaign in 1897 (clasp, "Mashonaland, 1897"). From 1899 to 1901 he served with the African Transcontinental Telegraph Survey through German East Africa, under 0. Berringer, . Chief Surveyor, Northern Rhodesia, and in 1901-2 with the Tanganyika Concessions Expedition to Katanga, Congo Free State. In 1903 he was employed as Secretary and A.D.C. to the. First Minister of the Zanzibar Government. He obtained his company in the 3rd Battn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, 10 Feb. 1906, to remain seconded under the Foreign Office for service in Zanzibar. He was employed under both the military and civil administration of Zanzibar until 1913, being successively Acting-Commandant, Zanzibar Military Police, and Acting-Governor, Central Jail, 1907; 2nd Class Magistrate and Governor of District Jail, 1909 ; 2nd in Command. Zanzibar Armed Constabulary, 1911. He received the Zanzibar Orders of El Aliyeh (4th class) in 1907 and the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar (3rd class) in 1913, in which year he retired on a pension. He had passed the School of Musketry at Hythe in 1908 and in all subjects for promotion to rank of Field Officer in 1912, being one of only five officers specially mentioned in the Examiner's Report (May) to the Army Council. On mobilisation, 5 Aug. 1914, he joined his regt., the 3rd Munster Fusiliers, and on 8 Sept. 1914, was attached to the 2nd Battn. in France. He was present at the Battles of the Aisne and the Marne, and also at Ypres, and was killed in action between Givenchy and Festubert, 22 Dec. 1914, while leading his men in an attack to retake trenches lost the day before. On the evening of 20 Dec. 1914, the 2nd Monsters, commanded by Col. A. M. Bent, were billeted in the outskirts of Bailleul, when at 5 p.m. an urgent message was received by Col. Bent that the 3rd Brigade, to which the battn. belonged, was to be ready to march " as soon as possible." They started at 6.15 p.m., and after marching for six hours in a tearing blizzard of rain and hail, over roads ankle deep in mud, they reached Merville. where a short halt was called. At 8 am., outside Bethune, the battn. halted again, awaiting orders. By 3 p.m. orders were received that the battn. was to occupy the trenches at Festubert vacated by the Indians ; the leading brigade deployed for attack and, shortly after, the 3rd Brigade, consisting of the 2nd Welsh Regt., the 1st Gloucesters, the Munsters, the 1st South Wales Borderers and the 4th (T.) Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was placed on the left of the 1st Guards Brigade. The brigade then resumed its march, through Gorre to Festubert, where the battn. remained in reserve, but, on the night of the 21st received orders that there was to be a general attack upon the German line. All that night the Monsters waited, anti all that night it rained and snowed and stormed, until the hour arrived when the battn., led by Col. Bent, started to the attack. The men swarmed over the parapets and raced across the fields, carrying their heavy equipment and following their officers over the shell-scarred, churned-up earth. Strands of barbed wire beset their way and the ground was broken by great shell holes. Before them, from the German trenches, the machine guns hammered out their deadly message of welcome ; and the men went gamely on, most splendidly led by their officers. Major Thomson, second in command, fell across the first German trench, but would not permit himself to be removed, continuing to issue orders from where he lay ; he was wounded again, the second wound proving fatal. Col. Bent. fell in the earlier part of the charge, desperately wounded ; Major Day was killed a little later, and Capt. Hugh O'Brien fell as he shouted to his company, " Get a bit of your own back, boys." Not 20 yards from where Capt. O'Brien fell, Capt. Durand met his death, leading at the extreme point of the advance made by C Coy., under fierce enfilading fire. Men fell on the right and left, and again and again they rallied and stumbled over the broken ground, holding steadily on under the wall of tearing shrapnel, and at last the Munsters reached their goal, the given point, and in the fierce counter-attack they did not lose an inch of what they had taken. Capt. Durand m. at St. Mary Abbotts Church, Kensington, 4 June. 1903, Geraldine Vesey (40, Arundel Gardens, Kensington Park (Road, W.), yst. dau. of the late Rev. John William Hawtrey, of Aldin House, Slough ; s.p.

DURAND
H M
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EYRES
J H
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FLEMING, [M.P.] DSO
Valentine
Major, "C" Squadron, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Killed in action 20 May 1917. Aged 35. Son of Robert Fleming; husband of Evelyn C. Fleming, of 118, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London. Member of Parliament for South Oxon, and father of Ian Fleming the creator of "James Bond, Secret Agent 007". Awarded ther Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) and twice Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 40.
FOSTER
Jack
Private 285339, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Henley-on-THames, enlisted Oxford. Son of the late J. Foster and of Alice Foster, of 4 Granel Hill, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Grave lost. Special Memorial Plot 2. Row K. Grave 7.
FRANCIS
Eric Stanley
Private 1410, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 9 June 1917. Aged 27. Born Oxford, enlisted Chelsea, Middlesex, resident South Kensington, Middlesex. Son of Edward and Matilda Francis, of Henley-on-Thames; husband of Alice Maud Francis, of 89, Edith Grove, Chelsea, London. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXV. Row H. Grave 12A.
FROOMES
G
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FROOMES
George
[Two G Froomes on memorial] Private 69080, 92nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 18th November 1916. Born Henley-on-Thames, enlisted London. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 23.
FURNIVAL
George Walter John
Lance Corporal 490893, 2nd/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's Kensington Battalion), London Regiment. Died of wounds 31 December 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Kensington, resident Knightsbridge. Son of Mr. J. M. and Mrs. E. J. Furnival, of Anchor Hotel, Friday St., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section R. Grave 7.
GARRETT
John Thomas
Corporal 10667, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 26. Born Burnham, Berkshire, enlisted High Wycombe, resident Henley-on-Thames. Only child of Ellen Garrett; husband of Mildred Garrett, of 86, Northfield End, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.
GEORGE
Frederick John
[Transcribed as F G GEORGE] Stoker 1st Class K/5471, H.M.S. "Invincible," Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when his ship has hit by a salvo from Lützow which exploded the magazine and sank her 31 May 1916. Aged 23. Born 1 October 1891 in Henley-on-Thames. Son of Fanny George, of 54, New St., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, and the late E. George formerly 45 Park Road, Henley-on-Thames. Prior to enlistment he wasa Grocer's Porter. Enlisted 27 January 1910 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 37 inches. brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire Panel 18.
GIBBS
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GILES
Samuel Huish
Gunner 150200, 17th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 27 December 1918. Aged 24. Son of Albert and Mary Giles, of 35, Greys Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL, CEMETERY, Egypt. Section Q. Grave 227.
GILKES
William [Thomas] John
Private 34628, 1/5th Barttalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th September 1918. Aged 24. Born Marlboro', Wiltshire, enlisted Wetmouth, resident Henry-on-Thames. Son of Gilbert John and Annie Gilkes, of Hope Cottage, 55, Northfield End, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on GIAVERA MEMORIAL, Italy.
GOODALL
Frederick Richard William
Private 5526, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 24 June 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of Frederick and Harriett Goodall, of 27, Hart St., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 3.
GRAY
Charles Albert
Corporal 5434, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th February 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Gray, of Henley-on-Thames; husband of Ada May Gray, of "Haroldene," Normarc Avenue, Henley-on-Thames. Buried in ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 8.
GREEN
Herbert Nathaniel
Serjeant G/11507, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 15 June 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Only son of Adelaide Mary Green, of 31, Havelock Terrace, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, and the late Herbert Green. Sp. Mem. near.Buried in HINGES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 25.
GURDON
Alfred
Gunner, 137th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 1st December 1917. Aged 38. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Caversham. Brother of Mrs. Edith Allen, of 112, West Hill, Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HABARCQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 9.
HANSON
Herbert
Private 25894, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 1 May 1917. Aged 41. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Husband of Ellen Hanson, of 7, Queen's St., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 9.
HARRIS
Ernest
Private 10511, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 18. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of the late Thomas and of Emily Gray Harris, of Cannon Yard, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.
HARRIS
Walter
Private 15147, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 28 September 1915. Aged 17. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Reading. Son of Mrs. Matilda Ann Harris, of 13, West Hill, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95.
HARVEY
Alfred James
Lance Corporal 37809, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of Alfred and Edith Violet Harvey, of 10, Clarence Rd., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Formerly 27849, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 56 and 57.
HAYES
Thomas W
Private, 3rd (King's Own), Hussars, Corps of Hussars. Killed in action 30th October 1914. Aged 22. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Aldershot. Son of David and Pleasant Hayes, of 104, Grey's Hill, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.
HEATH
John
[Two J Heath on memorial] Stoker 1st Class K/8647, H.M.S. "Invincible," Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when his ship has hit by a salvo from Lützow which exploded the magazine and sank her 31 May 1916. Aged 28. Son of the late Edward and Mary Heath, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 18.
HEATH
J
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HERMON, MM
Thomas William
Lance Corporal 2315, 1/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 24 August 1916. Aged 24. Born Goring, Oxon, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Tom and Kate Hermon, of Clisby Cottage, Fair Mile, Henley-on-Thames. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 26. Grave 39.
HEWS
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HIGGINS
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HIGGINS
Edmund
Private 39346, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 12 March 1917. Aged 29. Born Hambledon, Bucks, enlisted High Wycombe, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of James and Emma Higgins, of Little Frieth, Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 22928, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.
HINTON
Henry Charles
Private 36741, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 22 October 1917.Aged 41. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of Charles and Mary Hinton, of Henley-on-Thames; husband of Gertrude Mary Hinton, of 87, Reading Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 25817, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row E. Grave 17.
HOLLOMAN
Henry Roberts
Private 10500, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 30. Born Bix, Oxon, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Robert Holloman, of 165, Grey Hill, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
HOLTON
Ernest
Private 8782, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 36. Born Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford, resident Brighton, Sussex. Son of Harry and Sarah Holton, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 12.
HOLTON
Francis [Henry]
Rifleman 8506, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 34. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Son of the late Harry Holton; husband of Mary Annie Holton, of 1, Mill Rd., Green's Norton, Towcester, Northants.No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.
HONEYSETT
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HOOKINS, MM
Sidney
Private 201404, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 14 April 1918. Aged 22. Born Remenham, Berkshire, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Frederick and Eliza Hookins, of 5, New St., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 7.
HOPKINS
H
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HOPKINS
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HUGHES
Charles
Private 147844, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 18 June 1920. Aged 41. Born 4 January 1891 in Henley-on-Thames. Son of Richard and Sarah Ethel Hughes, of 133, Reading Rd., Henley-on-Thames formerly 18 Kings Road, Henley-on-Thames. Shipper by trade. Unmarried when he attested. Attested 27 July 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, aged 24 years 6 months, height 5 feet 2 inches, chest 32½ inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Wesleyan. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4587 - 23
HUGHES
Edward
Private 277011, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames.No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 38.
HUGHES
Jack
Private 13799, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 [SDGW] or 6 [CWGC] October 1915. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of Mrs. F. Hughes, of 58, Reading Rd Henley-on-Thames. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 21.
HUNTER
Albert James
Private 17276, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 21. Born Badgemore, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of William James and Kate Hunter, of 24, Fair Mile, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
HUTTON
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HUTTON
Henry Percy
Private 7667, 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish). Killed in action 23 May 1915. Born and resident henley-on-THames, enlisted London. Buried inVLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 4.
IRVING
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IVE
Frank
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 19. Son of Sophia Caroline Ive, of "Rostrevor", Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, and the late Henry Ive. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
JAKEWAY
Frederick Albert
Petty Officer J/6966, H.M.S. "Vanguard," Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship was sunk 9 July 1917. Aged 24. Born 26 September 1892 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Son of Arthur Frederick Jakeway, of 7, Grange Rd., Henley-on-Thames formerly 17 Park Road, Henley-on-Thames. Before enlisting he was an Ordinary Seaman, Merchant Service. Enlisted 26 September 1910 for 12 years. height 5 feet 7¼ inches, chest 37 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 21.
KEELEY
Frederick
Private 18853, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 17 October 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of William and Mary Jane Keeley, of 56, Northfield End, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.
KING
Alfred William
Private 7707, 1st Battaolion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 16 September 1914. Aged 28. Born Helnley-on-Thames, enlisted Reading. Son of Samuel and Eliza King, of 8, Hop Gardens, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Buried in VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 19.
KING
Charles
Private 23178, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 August 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of John James King, of 15, Church St., Henley-on-Thomas. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
LACEY
Harold Davey
[Spelt LACY on SDGW] Lance Corporal 18551, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in the Persian Gulf 26 June 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of H. A. E. and Thyzra Fanny Lacey, of 49, Council Houses, Great Wyrley, Walsall, Staffs. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot II. Row A. Grave 7.
LAMBDEN
Jesse
[Spelt LAMDEN on SDGW and CWGC] Company Quartermaster Serjeant 6516, "C" Company, T.D., Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 16 January 1916. Aged 35. Born and resident Henley-on-THames, enlisted Reading. Son of Thomas and Mary Lamden of 118 Greys Hill, Henley on Thames.Buried in HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD., Oxfordshire.
LANGTON
W
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LAURENCE
E [E]
[Spelt LAWRENCE on CWGC] Private 125142, 21st Stationery Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 20 March 1920. Aged 34. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lawrence, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HAIDAR PASHA CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row K. Grave 6.
LAWRENCE
Wilfred Robert
Acting Serjeant 652551, 21st (County of Lodnon) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment attached to 3rd Battalion, 2nd King's African Rifles. Killed in action in East Africa 14 August 1917. Aged 25. Born Remenham, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Joseph and Emily Lawrence, of 70, Reading Rd., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Enlisted Feb., 1916. Also served in France with Oxf. and Bucks Light Inf. Formerly 22685, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL, Tanzania.
LAWSON
Sidney Francis
Private 16717, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 26. Born Shanklin, Isle of Wight, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Charles Ernest and Eliza Lawson, of 25, Park Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot XXXII. Row D. Grave 5.
LEAVER
Charles
Private 38129, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Frieth, berkshire, enlisted High Wycombe. Son of Owen and Sarah Leaver, of Shogmore Cottage, Frieth, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
LENZER, MM
Frank Charles
Pioneer 495868, 10th Cavalry Brigade, Signal Troop Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Egypt 4th November 1918. Aged 28. Born [6] Stamford Hill, Middlesex, enlisted Reading, Berkshire, resident Henley-on-Thames. Only son of Francis Charles and Eliza Lenzer, of 91, Chester Terrace, Henley-on-Thames. Proceeded to Egypt in April, 1915. Formerly 34 Berkshire Yeomanry. According to his medal card he was Private 34, Berkshire Yeomanry, then Private 70489, Berkshire Yeomanry and finally 495869, Royal Engineers. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Grave 77.

Extract from the Reading Chronicle 1st February 1918:

Pte F. C. Lenzer, of the Berkshire Yeomanry (attached to the Royal Engineers), has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery, and the honour was presented to him at a review on December 19th by General Allenby. Pte Lenzer is the only son of Mr and Mrs F. C. Lenzer, of 91, Reading Road, Henley.

Extract from the Reading Mercury 20th April 1918.

Lenzer Pnr FC, 495868 RE (Henley-on-Thames) ex BY Awarded the Military Medal.

[Source: Andrew French as Assistant Ho Curator of the Berkshire Yeomanry. He lives and works in Henley-on-Thames]

LLOYDS
Cyril Edwin Fowler
Second Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 9th January 1919. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, son of Arthur R and MAry G Lloyds, born henley-on-Thames, resident The Accacias, St Andrews Road, Henley, Greys, Oxfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, at baording school, born Henley, resident Roborough School, 20 Arundel Road, Eastbourne, Sussex. Details of his death appeared in the Sussex, Eastbourne Gazette newspaper notices 15 January 1919., page 6Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 9. Grave 63.
LOCK
Sydney Victor
Private 260358, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Aged 24. Born Windsor, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Joseph and Martha Humphrey Lock, of Station House, Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 2592, Queen's Own Oxford Hussars. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIA. Row K. Grave 15.
LOVEGROVE
James Alfred John
Corporal 24196, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 32. Born Grays, Oxon, enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of Charlotte Lovegrove, and the late William Lovegrove; husband of Alice Maud Mary Lovegrove, of 31, Friday St., Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 50 and 51.
LOVEGROVE
William
Gunner 34790, 88th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery Died in Hong Kong 8 July 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Reading, Berkshire. Son of John and Anne Lovegrove, of 21, Kings Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HONG KONG CEMETERY, China, (including Hong Kong). Plot/Row/Section 3. Grave 8095.
LOVEJOY
Frederick
Private 24868, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Husband of Edith A. Warner (formerly Lovejoy), of 13, Harpsden Rd., Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, Frane. Bay 6 and 7.
LOVEJOY
George
Acting Bombardier 86257, "D" Battery, 104th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27 July 1916. Aged 24. Enlisted Reading, Berkshire, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of George Lovejoy, of 75, Bell St., Henley-on-Thames. Buried inFLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row G. Grave 10.
LUCK
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MACEACHEN
R J
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MACHIN
Gabriel
Gunner 183645, 49th Anti-Aircraft Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 4th February 1919. Aged 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Machin, of 7, Market Place, Henley-on-Thames; husband of Emily Pearson (formerly Machin), of 54, Swyncombe Avenue, Ealing, London. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 8. Grave 10.
MACPHERSON
D
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MAIDMENT
Clifford
Bugler 200398, 1st/4th Oxfordfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19th April 1917. Aged 21. Born in October-December 1896 in Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire, enlisted Henley On Thames. Son of Charles Walter Maidment and Kate Slyfield, of 43 Gravel Hill, Henley-on-Thames. In 1901 was living with his parents at Kings Road, Henley on Thames. In 1911 he was aged 14, son of Chares Walter and Kate Maidment, at school, resident with his parnets at 43 Gravel Hill, Henley upon Thames, Oxfordshire. He enlisted at the outbreak of the First World War. Formerly 2189, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. His mother requested the commemoration “His Memory Lasts Forever” to be included on his headstone. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 31.
MARTIN
William F
Private 39336, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 5 April 1918. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 22996, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in BOUZINCOURT RIDGE CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 19.
MAY
Benjamin
Private 8784, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 May 1915. Aged 33. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of Benjamin and Maria May, of 62, Market Place, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 26.
MEADS
Alfred George
Private 18110, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders 13th December 1917. Aged 20. Born Henley, enlisted Wokingham, Berkshire, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Charles and Mary Jane Meads, of 4, Clarence Rd., King's Rd., Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7. His medal card at the National Archives.
MEADS
Ernest George
Corporal 428271, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died 15th August 1917. Aged 27. Born 1st August 1889 in Henley-on-Thames. Son of Annie Meads, of 2652, 45th Avenue East, South Vancouver, British Columbia. Fireman by trade. Previously served a year in the Oxfordshire Light Infantry. Enlisted and passed fit 30th March 1915 at New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. Height 6 feet 2 inches, girth 37 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark. Religion Church 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 6086 - 8
MEADS
Frederick
Lance Serjeant 10502, "B" Company, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Served 1914-1915 before being returned to depot medically unfit. Supposedly died after the war as a result of a result of gas-poisoning suffered during the war. His medal card at the National Archives.
MIDDLETON
Albert Percy
Serjeant 55920, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died in United Kingdom 15 July 1917. Aged 21. Born Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Finchley. Son of Fanny Middleton, of 2, Marmion Rd., Henley-on-Thames, and the late George Middleton. Formerly 2631, London Regiment. Buried in HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Oxfordshire.
MIDDLETON
Harold Oswald
Private 22713, 9th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom 16 March 1916. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of Fanny Middleton, of 2, Marmion Rd., Henley-on-Thames, and the late George Middleton. Buried in HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Oxfordshire.
MILLER
Richard Thomas
Private PO.16072, H.M.S. "Southampton,", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 22. Born 3 December 1893 in Henley-on-Thames. Enrolled in Royal Marines 21 August 1911 at Southampton. Son of William Waterfield, of 50, Queen St., Henley-on-Thames, and the late Sally Miller. Formerly a Grocer. Guardian Mrs W. Wakefield, of 50 Quenns Street, Henley-on-Thames. Religious denomination Church of England. In the 1911 census he was the ward of William Wakefield, aged 17, known as Richard, a Grocer's Assistant, born Henley-on-Thames, resident 50 Queen Street, Henley-On-Thames Oxfordshire. Buried at sea. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAl, Southampton. Panel 22.
MILLS
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MINCHIN
Arthur
Private 204102, 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 30. Born Upper Cullerne, Berkshire, enlisted Trowbridge, Wiltshire, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of the late Jacob and Jane Minchin; husband of Maud Minchin, of Emscote House, 62, Market Place, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
MOORHOUSE
William Crisp
Air Mechanic 1st Class (Rigger - Aero) 88793, No. 5 Flying School, Royal Air Force. Died of disease 14 November 1918 at Alexandria. Aged 23. Son of Mrs. Emma Harrison, of 31, Albert Rd., Henley-on-Thames. In the 1911 census he was the nephew of Emma Harrison, aged 16, a Carpenter's Apprentice, born St Mary's Parish, Paddington, resident 1 Kings Road, Henley upon Thames, Oxfordshire. Attested 18 July 1917, aged 22. Height 5 feet 65/8 inches, chest 31 inches. Entitled to the British War and Victory medals. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section Q. Grave 97.
MORTON
Albert Edward
Private 30931, 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in United kIngdom 26 December 1917. Aged 22. Born June 1894. Enlisted Caversham, Berkshire, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Mr. Frederick and Mrs. Elizabeth Morton, of 7, Newtown Gardens. Henley-on-Thames;brother of Bertie (below). Buried in HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Oxfordshire.
MORTON
Bertie
Private G/44675, 1/19th (London) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's OWn (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 14 October 1918. Aged 18. Born Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Morton, of 7, Newtown Gardens, Henley-on-Thames; brother of Albert (above). Buried in RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 17.
NORRIS
George Ernest
Private 10169, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 12 March 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of Mr. J. E. Norris and Mrs. A. Norris, of 13, The Gardens, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row L. Grave 9.
OATES
George [Bolton]
Private 203390, 1/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 13 August 1917. Aged 23. Born WHitchuech, Oxon, enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 3325, Queen's Own Oxford Hussars. Son of John Oates, of 9, Niagara Rd., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 9.
PARKER
Alfred Charles
Private 32897, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died 27 March 1918. Born Kidmore End, Oxon, enlisted Maidenhead, resident Henley-on-Thames. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 4A.
PARKINSON
C R J
No further information currently available
PARROTT
Ernest
[Spelt PARRAT on SDGW and CWGC] Private 4830, 1/8th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warqickshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 August 1916. Aged 27. Enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of William and Mary Parratt, of 37, Grey's Rd., Henley-on-Thames; husband of Eva Parratt, of 50, Grey's Hill, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
PAYZE
Archer Robert
Private 28666, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 3rd June 1915. Born in Berkshire in England 23rd June 1884, the son of Percy Owen Payze and Charlotte Chillingworth on 23rd September 1884. Emigrated to Canada, where he made his living as a carpenter. Joined the 50th Regiment (The Gordon Highlanders of Canada), Canadian Militia, in Victoria on 13th August 1914. Attested as Private, no. 28666, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, at Valcartier Camp, Quebec on 23rd September 1914. Embarked at Quebec for England aboard HMT Andania 1st October 1914. Sailed on 3rd October 1914. Disembarked in England in October 1914. Embarked at Southampton for France on 7th April 1915. Arrived in France and was taken on strength, Base Depot, 8 April 1915. Transferred to the 16th Battalion, CEF, 12th April 1915. Taken on strength, 16th Battalion, in the field 13th April 1915. Archer Payze is wounded, circa 20/21 May 1915. Admitted to No. 10 Stationary Hospital, St Omer with gun shot wounds in the side and hand, 22 May 1915. Died of his wounds at No. 16 General Hospital, Le Treport, 3 June 1915. Unmarried. Height feet 7½, girth 38 inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, ahir fair; religion Church of England. Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 2. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7674 - 30
PAYZE
Percy Owen
Private 426063, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 20th July 1916. Aged 36. Native of Whitchurch, Oxon. Born in Tidmarsh, Berkshire in England, the son of Percy Owen Payze and Charlotte Chillingworth on 28 October 1880. Emigrated to Canada, and took up farming. Attested at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan as Private, number 426063, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, 19 December 1914. Posted to the 46th Battalion (South Saskatchewan Regiment). Embarked at Halifax, Canada, for England aboard HMT Lapland on 21 October 1915. Lapland sets sail, 23 October 1915. Disembarked at Devonport in England on 30 October 1915. Posted to the 16th Battalion (“The Canadian Scottish”), CEF. Proceeded overseas for service with the 16th Battalion, 16 June 1916. Landed in France and was taken on strength, 16th Battalion, 17 June 1916. Joined his unit in the field, 20 June 1916. Wounded and admitted to No. 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 July 1916. Died of wounds at 7.45 a.m. on 20 July 1916. Umarried. Height 5 feet 4 inches, girth 38 inches, complexion ruddy, eyes light brown, hair black, religion Church of England. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 36A. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7674 - 31
PEARCE
Henry Edward
Private T/207997, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 18 August 1918. Aged 21. Born Bristol, Gloucestershire, enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Pearce, of 4, Grange Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Born Bristol. Formerly 235085, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXIV. Row A. Grave 25A.
POTTER
Francis George
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion (Territorial) attached 1/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1917. Aged 27. Son of George and Sarah Yotter, of The Waterworks, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.
POUNDS
C W
No further information currently available
PRESTON
Francis George
Ordinary Seaman J/23911, H.M.S. "Black Prince," Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when his ship was sunk with all hands perishing 31 May 1916. Aged 18. Born 25 January 1898 in Wokingham, Berkshire. Son of George and Beatrice E. Preston, of 31, Church St., Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Prior to enlisting he was a Butcher's Boy. Enlisted 25 January 1916 for 12 years. height 5 feet 4¾ inches, chest 33 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was the son of George and Beatrice Eleanor Preston, aged 13, born Wokingham, berkshire, resident 26 Harpsden Road, Henley upon Thames, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 14.
READ
William Henry
Able Seaman J/15309, H.M.S. "Black Prince," Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when his ship was sunk with all hands perishing 31 May 1916. Aged 20. Born 14 January 1896 in Henley-on-Thames. Son of Henry and Susan Read, of 69, Greys Rd., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Prior to enlistment he was an Errand Boy. Enlisted 14 January 1914 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 4¾ inches, chest 33 inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, fair complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, son of Henry and Susan Read, an Errand Boy, born Helney-on-Thames, resident 69 Greys Road, Henley upon Thames, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAl, Southampton. Panel 13.
RIDGE
William
Private 45149, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusliers. Killed in action 24 August 1918. Born Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Caversham, resident London. Formerly 71087, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in MONT NOIR MILITARY CEMETERY, ST. JANS-CAPPEL, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 10.
ROBERTS
Thomas
Private 33234, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Aged 35. Born Henley, enlisted Reading, resident Windsor. Son of Thomas and Millison Roberts, of Henley on Thames, Oxon; husband of Lilian M Roberts of 20 Charles Street, Windsor. Formerly 25937, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Buried in Redan Ridge Cemetery No.2, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Row/Plot/Section B Grave 1.

Extract from du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour - Part Four - Page 170:

ROBERTS, THOMAS, Private, No. 33234, 2nd Battn. (52nd Foot) The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, s. of Thomas Roberts, of 56, Harps-den Road, Henley-on-Thames. co. Oxford. Labourer; b. Henley-on-Thames, co. aforesaid, 3 Nov. 1881; educ. there; joined up under the Derby Group No. 41; enlisted 10 June, 1916, served with the Expeditionary Force in France from Oct.; was reported wounded and missing after the fighting on the Ancre 13 Nov. following, and is now assumed to have been killed in action on that date. He m. at Holy Trinity Garrison. Church, Windsor, co. Berks, Lilian Maud (20, Charles Street, Windsor), dau. of Fred Wickson, and had three daus.: Lilian Emily Millison, b. 26 Oct. 1912; Mary Florence Hilda, b. 24 April, 1914, and Dora Winifred Rosina, b. 30 Nov. 1916.

ROBINS
George [Henry]
Private 37458, 2/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident henley-on-Thames, enlisted Caversham, Oxon. Son of George Henry Robins, of 31, Harpsden Rd., Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2 and 3.
ROBINSON
Barrysdale [Albert]
Private 17954, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Waes's (Royal Berkshire Regiment0. Died 23 April 1916. Aged 21. Born henley-on-Thames, enlisted Wokingham, Berkshire, resident Maida Vale, Middlesex. Son of the late Thomas and Marie Robinson, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 77.
ROE
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SADLER
Edward John
Private 104170, 174th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 13 September 1917. Aged 30. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Formerly 7801, Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Philip and Sarah Elizabeth Sadler, of 59, Greys Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 58111, 9th Infantry Labour Company, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 27.
SAUL
Frederick [William]
Rifleman 371680, 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 21 May 1916. Aged 27. Enlisted London, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of William and Mary Saul; husband of Nellie Beatrice Thatcher (formerly Saul), of 35, Albert Rd., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
SAWNEY
George
Private M2/1902868, Royal Army Service Corps attached 104th Anti-Aircraft Section. Killed in action 19 August 1918. Aged 30. Born Notting Hill, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of George and Mary Sawney, of 7, Harpsden Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in SAILLY-AU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 6.
SHELDRAKE
Edward
Signalman J/6846, H.M.S. "Formidable," Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship was sunk by torpedo from German submarine U24 off Portland Bill, in the English Channel, 1 January 1915. Aged 21. Born 28 January 1894 in Newbury, berkshire. Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Sheldrake, of 2, Bell Lane, Bell St., Henley-on-Thames. Prior to his enlistment he was a House Boy. Enlisted 28 January 1912 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 33/10 inches, chest 32½ inches, dark brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 10.
SHELDRAKE
Herbert
Private 48573, 15th [CGWC] or 16th [SDGW] Battalion, Worcesterhsire Regiment. Born Speen, Berkshire, enlisted Caversham, Oxon, resident Henley-on-Thames. Died in United Kingdom 4th May 1918. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 2. Grave 209.
SHELDRAKE
W H
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SHEPPARD
Sidney Arthur
Private 285790, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Died 20 October 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of William Harry and Mary Elizabeth Sheppard, of 5 Hamilton Avenue, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VIII. Row L. Grave 68.
SLOCOMBE
Charles Godfrey
Serjeant G/13685, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 13 May 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Ashford, Kent. Youngest son of Thomas Walter and Emma Maria Slocombe, of 10, Hamilton Avenue, Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot III. Row E. Grave 6.
SMITH
Bernard [Smuel]
Cook's Mate M/4234, H.M.S. "Black Prince," Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when his ship was sunk with all hands perishing 31 May 1916. Aged 22. Son of James Smith, of 3, Boston Rd., Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 21.
SMITH
Egbert Claude
Private 18108, 7th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action in Salonika 1 October 1916. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Wokingham, Berkshire. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section A. Grave 53.
SMITH
Sidney C
Private 33053, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 August 1918. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Formerly 24752, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 35.
SMITH
William George
Private 8735, 15th (Service) (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 Septemkber 1918. Aged 18. Born Folkestone, Kent, enlisted Caversham, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of George Daniel and Jane Ann Smith, of 76, Reading Rd, Henley-on-Thames. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO.3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row H. Grave 11.
STONE
Frederick C
Lance Corporal 10720, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 29 May 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Son of Mr. G. Stone, of 21, York Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Buried in QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 12.
TALLS
Frederick John
[Listed as TALL on CWGC] Private 88135, 18th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted London. Son of Mrs. A. Tall, of 33, King's Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 10724, 18th Hussars. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row D. Grave 29.
TEAGUE
Albert Victor
Lance Serjeant G/204, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18 October 1915. Aged 27. Born Bristol, Gloucestershire, enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Teague, of 159, Greys Rd., Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97.
THAYRE
R D
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TIDMAN
C E
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TIDMAN
George Henry
Lance Serjeant G/10870, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13 April 1917. Aged 30. Born Cowley, enlisted Hounslow, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of William and Caroline Tidman, of 112, Reading Rd., Henley-on-Thames; husband of the late Alice Tidman. Buried in TANK CEMETERY, GUEMAPPE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 1.
TOMALIN
Leslie Frank
[Listed as F TOMALIN on CWGC and Frank TOMALIN on SDGW] Private 26412, 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action 21st August 1918. Aged 20. Born Henley-on-Thames (Badgemore), enlisted Henley. Son of George James and Alice, (neé Heath), Tomalin of 93, Bell St., Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 6186, Gloucestershire Regiment. Buried in LINDENHOEK CHALET MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 10.
TOMBS
Frederick Albert
Private 57413, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 14 October 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Caversham. Son of Annie Tombs, of 57, Harpsden Rd., Henley-on-Thames, and the late William Tombs. Buried in WORMS (HOCHHEIM HILL) CEMETERY, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Screen Wall.
TOVEY
Charles Aubrey
Gunner 291906, 119th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Husband of N. Ayre, (formerly Tovey), of 26, Western Avenue, Henley-on-Thames. Buried in DEMICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave 5.
TRIPP
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VAUGHAN
Frederick Charles
Private G/6662, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 14 August 1918. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Andover, Wiltshire. Buried in PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 16.
WAITE
Frederick Charles
Lance Corporal 6510, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal berkshire Reigment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 32. Born Bradfield, Berkshire, enlisted Reading, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of John Waite, of Fawley, Henley-on-Thames; husband of Fanny M. Waite, of 6, Clisby Cottage, Fair Mile, Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7 and 8.
WALKER
Arthur John
Captain, 11th (Service) Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) attached 6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 7 August 1915. Aged 19. Son of John Cecil and Mary Annie Tombs Walker, of "The Mount," Henley-on-Thames. Buried in REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot XII. Row C. Grave 14.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 2, page 303:

WALKER, ARTHUR JOHN, Capt., 11th (Service) Battn. Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regt.), attd. 6th Battn. The Manchester Regt. (T.F.), yst. s. of John Cecil Walker, of The Mount, Henley-on-Thames, by his wife, Mary, dau. of the late 'William Yells, of Highworth; b. Reading, co. Berks, 24 Dec. 1895 ; educ. Wellingborough School ; volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of war ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 11th Yorkshires 8 Oct. 1914 ; promoted Lieut. Nov. 1914, and Capt. 3 Dec. following ; went to the Dardanelles with a draft of officers in May, 1915, when he was attached to the 6th Manchesters ; was wounded 9 July, but returned to the firing line 6 Aug., and was killed in action the following day, while leading his men. Buried in Krithia Gully. The late Col. Aspinall, 1).S.O., of the Yorkshires, wrote : " It will be some consolation to you to know that in his short career as a soldier he has proved himself thoroughly capable of filling the rank which he had attained, and which in his ease must be almost, if not quite, a record in the annals of the army. I never once regretted giving him the promotion he merited," and the Adjutant of the Manchesters : " He always did his duty most unflinchingly." While at Wellingborough he passed all the school yearly examinations in turn, his best performances being in Dec. 1911 and 1913, when he obtained honours in the Cambridge Junior and Senior Examinations ,respectively. During his last year at school he passed his Responsions into Oxford University, and gained the Wickes Scholarship of £50 a year tenable at St. John's College, Oxford, where he should have entered last October to read for Holy Orders. At games he was equally to the fore. He obtained his cricket and football colours in the under 14," second eleven, and first eleven in rotation, and was a prominent member of the School first elevens in 1912, 1913 and 1914, when the School placed such strong elevens in the field at both games. He also represented the Old Wellingburians in their Dunn Cup matches in 1912 and 1913. As an athlete he was in the front rank. He won many prizes in the School sports, his best year being in the spring of 1914, when he broke the School record for the high jump with a fine leap Of five feet four inches, and only lost the championship by two points. He followed this up by winning the Public School high jump at Stamford Bridge with a jump of five feet three and one eighth inches. He was a good boxer, with a long reach and very hard punch, and was very fond of this sport. As a member of the O.T.C. for the last four years of his school career, he was chiefly instrumental in laying the foundation for the fine band the School now possesses, and he was a member of the School shooting eight in 1914, which won the Schools of the Empire Cup, the Colchester Shield for schools in Eastern Command, and which was placed seventh on the list for the Ashburton Shield at Bisley. He was very musical, and acted as organist in the School Chapel during his last two years, and also took part in the yearly School theatricals in the spring term. He was made a prefect in 1911, and held the office of head prefect during his last year—a position he held with great credit both to himself and the school ; unm.

WALTERS
George William
Private PO/15801, H.M.S. "Good Hope," Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed when his ship was sunk by the German squadron off the coast of Chile 1 November 1914. Aged 20. Son of George and Mary Walter, of 3, Marmion Rd., Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 6.
WALTERS
Harold George
Petty Officer Stoker K/30, H.M.S. "Egmont,"Royal Navy. Died from Double Pneumonia in Naval Hospital, Venice, 3 July 1919. Aged 32. Born 16 January 1888 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Walters, of 3, Marmion Rd., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon; husband of Georgina Walters, of 3, Wheatfield Rd., Edinburgh. Prior to enlistment he was a Bottler. Enlisted 27 January 1908 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 8¼ inches, chest 38 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. Buried in VENICE (SAN MICHELE) CEMETERY, Venice, Italy. Plot XV. Prot. Sect.
WARD
Reginald James [Frank]
Private 33870, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born Midgham, Berkshire, enlisted Caversham, resident Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 24 and 25.
WARNER
Albert Victor
Lance Corporal 32051, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Warner, of 177, Reading Rd., Henley-on-Thames Formerly 35544, Devonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4 and 5.
WARWICK
Frank
[Spelt WARRICK on SDGW and CWGC] Private 108660, 237th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 14 January 1918. Aged 28. Enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of Alice Warrick, of 12, Harpsden Rd., Henley-on-Thames, and the late Frank Warrick. Formerly 201978, Devonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
WELLS
Alfred Matthew
Coporal 201173, "B" Company, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 2nd June 1917. Born and resident Oxford, enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of Alfred and S. A. Wells, of 50, Vicarage Rd., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Formerly 3545, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 33.
WEYMAN
Lewis Allen
Rifleman 2189, 1/12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 28. Enlisted LOndon, resident Islington. Son of John and Agnes Weyman, late of Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54.
WHEELER
Arthur James
Gunner 297193, 156th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 27 April 1918. Born Grays, Oxon, enlisted Caversham, resident Henley-on-Thames. Son of James Wheeler, of 27, Church St., Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 8934, 156th Oxford Geavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Sectgion B. Grave 34.
WILDER
Alfred Ronald
Lance Corporal 42690, 1st Battalion, Worcccestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1918. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Oxford. Formerly 10153, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, ARLEUX-EN-GOHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 50.
WILDER
Charles F
[Strangely listed as D WILDER on CWGC and as 15055 on SDGW] Private 15655, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20 October 1915. Enlisted Reading, resident Henley-on-Thames. Embarked France 30 May 1915. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 50.
WINDEBANK
R O
Private O34610, 3rd Section, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 7th November 1918. Aged 42. Son of Thomas and Ellen Windebank; husband of E. R. Windebank, of 207, Cowley Rd., Oxford. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 1. Grave 257.
WISE
William John
Stoker 1st Class K/17130, H.M. Submarine "G8," Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action when his ship was Lost in North Sea, cause unknown, 3 January 1918. Aged 22. Born 3 November 1894 in Henley-on-Thames. Son of A. and Emily Wise, of 12, Gravel Hill, Henley-on-Thames. Before enlistment he was an Engine Cleaner. Enlisted 5 December 1912 for 12 years. Heoght 5 feet 4¾ inches, chest 35 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamsphire. Panel 30.
WOLTON
Edgar
Private P.S.1537, 16th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 26 March 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Henley-on-Thames, enlisted London. Son of Samuel and Sarah Wolton, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxon; husband of Ethel Wolton, of Montpelier House, Rottingdean, Sussex. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row H. Grave 6.
WOOD
Raymond
Private L/10900, 6th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 12 May 1917. Born Henley-on-Thames, enlisted Guildford, Surrey, resident Shiplake-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.
YOUNG
Charles E
Lance Corporal 24195, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 17 March 1917. Born Shiplake, Oxfordshire, enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 26.

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

THE 1939-1945 WAR
MEMORIAL TO THE FALLEN

ANDERSON
Leonard [Herbert Alfred]
Private 5340966, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 20 January 1945. Aged 25. Born and resident Oxfordshire. Son of William J. Anderson and Elizabeth A. Anderson, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 26. Row D. Grave 14.
ARLETT
Reginad Horace
Private 5385163, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died between 22 May 1940 and 31 May 1940. Aged 24. Son of John Arthur and Elizabeth Arlett, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; brother of William (below). No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 92.
ARLETT
William James
Private 5385167, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died between 22 May 1940 and 31 May 1940. Aged 20. Son of John Arthur and Elizabeth Arlett, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; brother of Reginald (above). No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 92.
AYLING
Arthur John
Lieutenant 202861, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). Died 11th June 1943. Aged 26. Son of William Godfrey and Ethel Lavinia Ayling, of Exmouth, Devon. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 2. Grave 19.
BAILEY, DCM
Cecil [Tomalin]
Warrant Officer Class II (Company Serjeant Major) 5373227, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 29 May 1940. Aged 44. Son of William and Elizabeth Bailey, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; husband of Florence May Bailey, of Henley-on-Thames. Awarded the Distinguished Conducr Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 16. Row A. Grave 5.
BATTY
R J M
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BATTY
R L
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BISHOP
Herbert Fred
[Lsited as Fred Herbert BISHOP on CWGC] Private 5385386, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 24th May 1940. Aged 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bishop, of Henley-on Thames. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 16. Grave 40.
BOND
George William
Leading Aircraftman 1302238, 72 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 March 1942. Aged 33. Son of George and Louisa Bond, of Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire; husband of Winifred Bond, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Protestant Section (Men's). Plot E. Collective grave 18.
BROOKER
Alfred Vernon
Private 5384725, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died between 17 May 1940 and 25 May 1940. Aged 19. Son of Arthur John and Elfrida Minnie Brooker, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 92.
BROWN
Leonard Charles
Gaurdsman 2619638, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 2 August 1944. Aged 24. Son of Alfred and Jane Ann Brown, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 3.
BUCKETT
A H
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BUCKETT
Ernest W
Gunner 1725640, 292 Battery, 94 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 25 December 1941. Aged 32. Son of Edward and Mary Buckett, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 8. Row G. Grave 9.
BUCKETT
T A
Guardsman 2620369, 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 8 April 1944. Aged 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Buckett, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 15.
CHANDLER
Cyril Frank
Aircarftman 2nd Class 1047058, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd June 1941. Aged 36. Son of John and Elizabeth Chandler; husband of Elsie E. Chandler, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 13. Grave 93.
CLARK
Frederick George
Sergeant 2667022, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 20th October 1946. Aged 20. Son of Frederick Leonard and Dorothy Clark, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot C Row G Grave 2
CLEMENTS
Frank
Lance Corporal 5384751, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 19 May 1940. Aged 33. Son of Charles and Rose Clements; husband of Phyllis Ann Clements, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 92.
CRESSWELL
E H
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DAVIS
Eric George
Able Seaman P/JX 215140, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 15 March 1942. Aged 29. Panel 63, Column 2. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 63, Column 2.
DIBLEY
Albert Victor
Private 5505339, 2/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 9 November 1944. Son of William James Dibley and Ada Dibley, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.Buried in MELDOLA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row A. Grave 28.
EDDY
Thomas Henry
Driver T/228063, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 11 April 1941. Aged 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Eddy, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Oxfordshire. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 10.
EDWARD
J A
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FENDER
C
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FOWLER
Robert [Arthur]
Private 14661597, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots. Died 16 July 1944. Aged 19. Son of William Tom and Lily Fowler, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XIV. Row B. Grave 9.
FRANKLIN, DFC
Wallace Montague
Flight Lieutenant 115936, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died as a Japanese prisoner of war 21 May 1945. Aged 39. Son of Charles Ellis and Jessie Flora Franklin; husband of Gladys Agnes Franklin, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 446.
GOODCHILD
F H
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GOODWIN
Frederick Arthur Cornelius
Flight Lieutenant 138580, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service 27th April 1944. Aged 52. Son of Frederick George and Fanny Goodwin; husband of Alice Goodwin, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 17. Grave 212.
GRANT
T
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GRAY
A N
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GREEN
David
Serjeant 5382725, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died between 22 May 1940 and 31 May 1940. Aged 24. Husband of Bertha L. Green, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 92.
GREEN
George Robert
Gunner 14570259, Royal Artillery. Died 13th July 1943. Aged 37. Son of William and Margaret Green; husband of Lydia Kate Green, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 17. Grave 206.
GREEN
L G
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GREENING
Ronald Leslie
Leading Airman FAA/FX. 80581, H.M.S. Goshawk, Royal Navy. Died 17 January 1941. Aged 20. Son of Edgar Alfred and May Caroline Greening, of Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 2, Panel 2.
HENSHAW
R E
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HORSLEY
G A
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HOSKINS
William
Private D/14687, 8th (H.D.) Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 17 December 1939. Aged 51. Son of William and Eliza Hoskins; husband of Charlotte Hoskins, of Henley-on Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in TIDWORTH MILITARY CEMETERY, Wiltshire. Section D. (C. of E.). Grave 126.
HOWARD
Henry George
Private 5380331, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 27 May 1940. Aged 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Howard, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in COMINES (KOMEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. British Plot. Grave 3.
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HUNTER-MUSKETT
Michael Graham Gregory
Warrant Officer (Wireless Operator (Air)) 642825, 194 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24 August 1944. Aged 24. Son of Rawdon Graham Hunter-Muskett, and of Violet Ellen Hunter-Muskett, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in RANCHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 8. Row K. Collective grave. 1-6.
HUTTON
Frederick John
Private 5507771, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 1 December 1942. Aged 28. Son of Leonard and Dorcas Mary Hutton, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; husband of Margaret Annie Hutton, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 17.
JEWELL
Reuben John William
Lance Corporal 5382587, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 31 May 1940. Aged 28. Son of William and Maria Jewell; husband of Violet Grace Jewell, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 92.
JONES
Joseph
Serjeant 2208916, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 19 May 1940. Aged 34. Son of Joseph and Leah Jones; husband of Annie Jones, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in GAURAIN-RAMECROIX WAR CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8.
LAMB
W K
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LANE
C W
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LOCK
C F
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MATHER
Harold Benjamin
Trooper 5383110, 56th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died 14 April 1945. Aged 23. Son of Harold and Bertha Louise Mather, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 19.
MEADEN
K T S
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NEWBURY
G
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PARROTT, MiD
Frank Leslie
Flight Sergeant 359815, Royal Air Force. Died 29 March 1944. Aged 40. Son of Henry and Mary Parrott of Henley-on-Thames; husband of Doris May, Parrott, of West Drayton. Middlesex. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD0. Buried in HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Oxfordshire. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 1.
PEARCE
L H B
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PEARSON
Leslie
Private 5382728, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 19 May 1940. Son of Harry Pearson, and of Helen Pearson, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 93.
PEDDER
George [Albert]
Private 14681002, 10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died 30 July 1944. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pedder, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 13.
PRESTON
Ernest James
Stoke 1st Class P/SS 125476, H.M.S. Acheron, Royal Navy. Died 17 December 1940. Aged 41. Son of George and Beatrice Preston; husband of Phyllis Effie Preston, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 42, Column 2.
PURTON
Jack
Trooper 5383321, 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 16 July 1944. Aged 25. Son of Jack and Emily Jane Purton, of Queen Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL, Calvados. Plot III. Row E. Grave 10.
PYNE
John Septimus
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1852477, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 April 1944. Aged 19. Son of Horace William and Louise Ann Pyne, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 13760.
READ
Cecil Baden
Corporal S/14535214, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 4 January 1946. Aged 45. Son of John Cook Read and Ellen Annie Read; husband of Hester Katherine Read, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in MUNSTER HEATH WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 1.
SALTER
John Charles
Able Seaman C/JX 310486, H.M.M.T.B. 444, Royal Navy. Died 15 February 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frank Salter and of Elsie Salter (nee Mead), nephew of Mrs. S. A. Lewendon, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Oxfordshire. Grave C.P.7.
SAUNDERS
Leonard
Ordinary Signalman, C/JX214162, HMS "Walney", Royal Navy. Killed 8th November 1942 in Oran Harbour during the opening hours of 'Operation Torch'. Aged 26. Son of William and Sarah Saunders; husband of Joan Lesley Ward of Henley-on-Thames. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Column 58, Panel 3.

Note: HMS Walney was a 2,000 ton Gun Boat (ex US Coastguard Cutter, USS Seabago). She was built in 1930 and transferred to Britain for the war effort on 12th May 1941. She immediately saw action in the Atlantic, between 1941 and 1942, where she won the Atlantic Battle Honour. Walney was sunk with heavy loss of life in one of the most hazardous naval operations of the war; the assault on ORAN harbour during Operation TORCH on 8th November 1942. Walney and her sister ship Hartland were carrying Commandos and American shock troops whose task was to capture the harbour. Led by Walney, the force breached the harbour defensive boom and landed the assault troops in the face of point blank fire from shore batteries, a destroyer and a cruiser. Both ships were sunk with very heavy loss of life, but not before Walney had sunk the enemy destroyer.

SCOTT
Leslie George
Driver T/221998, 13 Corps Supply Column, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 9 April 1941. Aged 33. Son of William Frederick and Mary Jane Scott, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 17. Column 1.
SHARP
Henry Thomas
Gunner 1768057, Royal Artillery. Died 29 March 1943. Aged 38. Husband of Edith Florence Sharp, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HENLEY (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Oxfordshire. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 41.
SMITH
Arnold Victor Dan
Gunner 8382666, 1 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 31 July 1944. Aged 25. Son of Daniel and Rhoda Elizabeth Smith, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; husband of Bettina Mary Smith, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 6. Row C. Grave 11.
SMITH
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THOMAS
Hugh Protheroe
Lieutenant 64044, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 16 May 1940. Aged 23. Son of Maj. Sir Hugh James Protheroe Thomas, Kt., O.B.E., D.L., J.P., and of Lady Thomas (nee Matthews), of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.Buried in OVERIJSE (TERLANEN) CHURCHYARD, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Grave 116.
TOFIELD
Gordon Leslie
Flying Officer 65555, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 June 1942. Aged 22. Son of Herbert Leslie Victor and Elsie Violet Tofield, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 9. Row E. Grave 1.
WADDINGTON
Thomas
Squadron Leader (Pilot) 39623, 233 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAFO). Died 11 September 1942. Aged 26. Son of Thomas Waddington, and of Margaret Ann Waddington, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY, Gibraltar. Plot 2. Row D. Joint grave 11.
WARNER
John William
Rifleman 14727919, 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 31 October 1944. Aged 18. Son of George and Florence Warner, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Buried in MIERLO WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 9.
WHEELER
Ronald John [Raymond]
lance Serjeant 2122539, 225 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24 April 1943. Aged 35. Son of William Edward and Ada Wheeler, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; husband of Violet Frances Wheeler, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot I. Row M. Grave 14.
WHEELER
R P
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WILSON
Arthur George Frederick
Corporal 1430176, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 April 1946. Aged 25. Son of Arthur George Cropley Wilson and Kate Wilson, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; husband of Constance Margaret Wilson, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in KARACHI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan. Plot 6. Row D. Grave 5.
Buried in the cemetery but not on memorial
World War 1
BUTLER, MM
E J
Serjeant 385062, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Died 5th November 1918. Aged 29. Husband of Annie Mary Butler, of 2, Corporation Cottages, Speenhamland, Newbury, Berks. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 7. Grave 2A.
JONES
Albert Edwin
Private 71052, 2nd/2nd Battalion ( Royal Fusliers), London Regiment. Died 14th January 1918. Aged 30. Son of the late Edwin Jones, of Bromdon, Burwarton, Bridgnorth, Salop; husband of Edith Florence Rebecca Jones, of 50, Vicarage Rd., Henley-on-Thames. Formerly 37568, 3rd Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 9. Grave 110.
LEA
William
Sapper 51823, 99th Company, Royal Engineers. Died 3rd May 1915. Aged 30. Son of William and Frances Maria Lea, of 90, Brynn St., St. Helens, Lancashire. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 3. Grave 122.
SHERVAL
F
Lance Sergeant 70213, Berkshire Yeomanry. Died 18th April 1918. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 2. Grave 44.
World War 2
BALL
Albert Edward
Private 6145325, 2nd/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 10th December 1941. Aged 21. Son of Joseph William and May Elizabeth Ball, of East Ham, Essex. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 16. Grave 83.
BARRY
Francis
Brigadier, Royal Artillery and Commands Staff, General Staff. Died 12th March 1946. Aged 53. Son of Colonel D. F. Barry, Indian Medical Service and Ella P. Barry; husband of Ethel Mary Barry, of Kinsale, Co. Cork, Irish Republic. His son Denis Michael Gavin also died on service. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 13. Grave 80.
HOLLYER
Thomas Alexander
Air Fitter (A) FX80954, H.M.S. Daedalus, Royal Navy. Died 9th March 1941. Aged 23. Son of George Ernest and Mabel Hollyer, of Henley-on-Thames. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 16. Grave 69.
LUKER
Henry Whitfield
Sergeant 6756, Royal Australian Air Force. Died 18th June 1943. Aged 24. Son of John and Helen Mary Luker of Cleveland, Queensland, Australia. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 17. Grave 213.
MITCHELL
George Ernest
Trooper 14505252, 15th (Scottish) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps (R.A.C.). Died 7th April 1943. Aged 18. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 16. Grave 99.
SHAW
Frank Gordon Percy
Sergeant (Pilot) 904873, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th February 19141. Aged 25. Son of William Alfred Shaw and of Edith Blanche Shaw (nee Jehu), of Henley-on Thames. Buried in HENLEY-ON-THAMES CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section 16. Grave 31.

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