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NORTH ASTON WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © www.roll-of-honour.com 2009

There are two Roll of Honours of Honour displayed in St. Mary's Church, North Aston, on the wall near the font. On eis for World War 1 and the other World War 2 and are framed and glazed. The Rolls are handwritten, for World War 1 there are 53 names, 44 who served and returned and 9 who made the ultimate sacrifice. For World War 2 there are 22 names. The names here have been split between those who died and those who served.

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THE
PARISH OF NORTH ASTON
ROLL OF HONOUR
1914 - 1918

DORE

John

Private, 12th Labour Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment Army no. 29200. He died on 21 January 1917 age 33. He was the son of John and Mary Dore of North Aston. He is buried in Grave 8 Plot F Row 3 Calais Southern Cemetery

LEWIS

Albert

Private, 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment Army no. 39348. He died on 28 April 1917 age 20. He was the son of Thomas and Emma Lewis of North Aston. He has no known grave but his name appears on Bay 7 of the Arras Memorial

PAKENHAM KP, MVO

Thomas (5th Earl of Longford)

Brigadier General, General Staff, Commanding 2nd (South Midland) Mounted Brigade. He died on 21 August 1915 age 50 in the attack on W Hill. Born in Dublin, He was the son of William Lygon Pakenham, 4th Earl of Longford and the husband of Mary Julia, Countess of Longford, of North Aston Hall. He is buried in grave Spec Mem E 3 Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey

MOBBS

James

Rifleman, 1st/18th Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) Army no. 590364. He died on 7 April 1917 age 20. He was the son of John and Annie Mobbs of North Aston. He has no known grave but his name appears on Panel 54 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres

SYKES

Jesse

Sergeant, New Zealand Training Unit of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Army no. 66738. He died on 17 November 1918 during the great flu epidemic. He was 29 and born in Deddington. He was the son of Henry and Martha Sykes, Lime Kiln Cottages, North Aston and the husband of Jane Rebecca Sykes, 470 Annagh Street, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is buried in grave 608 Featherston Cemetery, New Zealand

SYKES

Norman William

Rifleman, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade Army no. 5790. He died on 1 July 1916 age 20. He was the son of Henry and Martha Jane Sykes, Lime Kiln Cottages, North Aston. He is buried in grave B 5 Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval

WARD

Henry

No further infromation currently availabe

WOOLGROVE

Fred Cecil

Corporal, 7th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment Army no. 1664. He died on 9 December 1915 age 24. He was the son of Mr and Mrs J Woolgrove of North Aston. He is buried in grave 6 Plot I Row B Corbie Communal Cemetery

WYATT

Harry

Private, 364th Company, Base Mechanical Transport Depot (N) Army Service Corps Army no. M/351087. He died on 2 September 1918 age 32 a native of Oxfordshire. He was the son of Harry and Emma Wyatt of North Aston and the husband of. Gertrude Eliza Wyatt, Mystole, Chatham, Canterbury. He is buried in grave IV F 4 Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte

1939-1945

TAYLOR

Robert Vickris

Major, 16th/5th Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps Army no. 42475. He died on 19 February 1943 age 34. He was the son of Captain John Vickris Taylor and Sybil Taylor and the husband of Ruth Prudence Taylor, Walton, Boston Spa, Yorkshire. He is buried in Grave II C 25 Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia. There is also a wooden plaque in the Church

HICHENS

John

[Listed as 2nd Lieut on memorial] Captain, 190 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery Army no. 174589. He died on 11 July 1944. He is buried in Grave VII E 9 Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Normandy

KNIGHT

Ronald

Sergeant, 1st Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Army no. 5385252. He died on 24 October 1944 age 23. He was the son of Albert and Alice Knight, Middle Aston and the husband of Lucy Knight, Deddington. He is buried in Grave 3 D 8 Uden War Cemetery, Holland

In addition two Men from North Aston died who are not mentioned on the Roll of Honour

HICHENS MA

William Lionel

Civilian. He died at Church House, Great Smith Street during a bombing raid on London on 14 October 1940 age 66. He was a Fellow of Winchester College, Chairman of Cammel Laird & Co. Ltd., and formerly Colonial Treasurer, Transvaal Oxford. He was the husband of Mary Hermione Hichens ARRC, JP and they lived at North Aston Hall. He has no known grave

CROXFORD

Reginald John Claude

Flying Officer (Pilot), 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve RAF no. 150099. He died on 14 January 1944 age 27. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Croxford and the husband of Dorothy Mary Croxford of Cardiff. He is buried in Coll. grave 3. G. 12-15 Hanover War Cemetery. 7 Squadron was part of the Pathfinder Force and they flew Lancaster Bombers from their base at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire

Memorials in the Church

BOWLES

Charles

The Crimean War. Captain, 10th Royal Hussars. Died in Varnoucka, Crimea of Cholera age 39

Those who are known to have served in WW1

BADBY

T

Private Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

BEESLEY

T

Sapper Royal Engineers

BUSBY

A

Private Army Cycle Corps Wounded

BUSBY

J

Private Durham Light Infantry Wounded

CATO

Herbert

Private Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Army number 20491 He was discharged on 19 April 1916 as no longer fit for war service

DART

W

Corporal Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Gassed

DORE

A

Private Army Service Corps

DORE

C

Private A.S.C. Motor Transport

GOLDER

K

Private Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

GOLDER

W

Rifleman County of London

GOLDER

W

Private Royal Field Artillery

JUDGE

W

Private Warwickshire Regiment

LEE

F

Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery Wounded

LEE

H

Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery

LEE

O

Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery

LEE

T

Sapper Royal Garrison Artillery Awarded M.M

LEWIS

E

Private Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Wounded

MOORE

E

Sergeant Bedfordshire Regiment

NUTT

A

Private Devonshire Regiment Wounded

PERKINS

T

Private Royal Field Artillery

REEVES

N

Private

REEVES

R

Private Devonshire Regiment

SHORT

P

Private Machine Gun Corps

SOUTH

F W B

Private Devonshire Regiment

SOUTH

G

Sapper Royal Engineers

SYKES

D

Able Bodied Seamen H.M.S. Antrim, Royal Navy

SYKES

M

Sister

TARLING

C

Sapper Royal Garrison Artillery Wounded

TARLING

E A

Private Grenadier Guards Wounded

TARLING

F

Private Queens Own West Surrey Wounded

TAYLOR

J

Private Royal Air Force

TAYLOR

J V

Captain Welsh Guards Wounded

WAITE

F

Trooper Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars Wounded

WEST

F

Private Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Wounded

WHITEHEAD

F

Private Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Wounded

WHITEHEAD

H

Private Gloucestershire Regiment Wounded

WHITEHEAD

P

Private Army Ordnance Corps

WHITEHEAD

R

Private Gloucestershire Regiment

WHITLOCK

B

Driver Royal Field Artillery

WITCOMBE

G

Pioneer Royal Engineers

WITCOMBE

R G

Corporal Royal Army Medical Corps

WYATT

A

Private Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

WYATT

C

Corporal Army Service Corps

WYATT

W

Sergeant Welsh Wounded Awarded D.C.

And those who are known to have served in WW2

BEESLEY

D G

Guardsman Grenadier Guards

CATO

P

Gunner Royal Artillery

CATO

E

Private Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

CHURCHILL

G I

2nd Lieut 12th Royal Lancers

CHURCHILL

J

Sapper Royal Engineers

CHURCHILL

P E

Sergeant Royal Berkshire Regiment

DENNY

F M

Group Capt. Royal Air Force

DORE

J

Gunner Royal Artillery

GARDNER

A

Leading Aircraftman Royal Air Force

GARDNER

T

Sergeant Royal Air Force

HILL

J

Private The Auxiliary Territorial Service

LORT-PHILIPS

P

Major Grenadier Guards. Awarded DSO & Bar

PRATT

T

Private Somerset Light Infantry

PRESTON

S

Nurse The British Red Cross Society

PRESTON

S M

Aircraftwoman Instructor Women’s Auxiliary Air Force

PROFFITT

F

Gunner Royal Artillery

TAYLOR

Anthony D

Major 15th-19th Kings Royal Hussars. Awarded MC

WHITEHEAD

W

Private Royal Army Ordnance Corps

WYATT

H

Private Royal Army Service Corps

Last updated 4 July, 2016

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