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Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

THAME WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2009

The memorial is situated near the junction of the A4129 and the B4445 and takes the form of a stone, wheel, cross surmounting an octagonal pedestal that in turn surmounts a two-stepped plinth. The plinth stands on a four stepped stone base. The dedicatory bronze plaques are to be found on the pedestal and plinths. Unveiled by the Right Honourable David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of England, 30th July 1921.

Photograph Copyright © Gill Cannell and Andrew Dishman 2009

To the Glory of God
In ever grateful and proud memory of the men
From this parish who gave their lives for
King and country in the Great War 1914 – 1919
' Their name liveth for evermore'

'This memorial
Was unveiled by the
Right Honourable
David Lloyd George
Prime Minister of England
30th July 1921'

Somme, Mons, Arras, Marne, Italy, Ypres, East Africa, Indian Frontier
Falkland Island, Jutland, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Palestine, Zeebrugge, Egypt, Mosopotamia

1914-1919

ALLEN

Charles A

[Served as ALDER] Gunner 11878, "B" Battery, 156th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 12th April 1917. Aged 25. Son of Richard and Anne Allen, of Thame, Oxon. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 9.

ALLEN

Sydney

Private 263029, 1st/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 28th March 1918. Aged 30. Born Thorne, Yorkshire, enlisted Camberwell, London. Son of Richard Allen, of 45, High St., Thame, Oxon; husband of Laura Adelaide Allen, of 24, St. Asaph Rd., Brockley, London. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 16 to 18.

BATEMAN

Clifford Bert

Corporal 16008, 48th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed at action 9th September 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Thame. Son of Alfred Bateman, of 11, East St., Thame, Oxon. Formerly 9632, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

BATES

T

No further information currently possibly Frederick Bates, Private 42539, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Long Crendon, enlisted Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Son of Mrs. Annie Beckett, of Church Green, Long Crendon, Thame, Oxon. Formerly 20986, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

BAVERSTOCK

William Thomas

Private 8423, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in india 11th August 1916. Aged 27. Born Chinnor, enlisted Thame. Son of Frederick and Amelia Baverstock, of 72, Park St., Thame, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face D.

BIRRELL-ANTHONY

Henry Anthony

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion (Territorial), Monmouthshire (Territorial Force). Killed in action 8th May 1915. In the 1911 census he was redident with his parents Henry Anthiony and Mary Annette Birrell-Anthony in the High Street, Thame, aged 23, a Law Student, born Maindy, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50.

BOILING

Charles

[Cannot locate any record of his death but attestation/enlistment papers found; some documents list him as BOYLING] Private 16826, 3rd Reserve Battalion formerly 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Enlisted aged 19. Resident 5 Chinnor Road, Thame, Oxon. Farm labourer by trade. Unmarried. Wounded in the right thigh from gunshot wounds, left leg and right foot 18th August 1916. Discharged December 1918. Received dependant's allowance. Not listed on CWGC. A Charles BOYLING's death was registered at Headington Registration Office, Oxfordshire in the October to December Quarter 1920; aged 23 - volume 3A page 1104.

BOILING

Eric

Private G/2220, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1915. Born Oxford, enlisted London, resident South Norwood, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 15 to 19.

BOILING

William

Sergeant 8911, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 19th April 1918. Born Thame, enlisted Reading, resident Newton-on-Ayr, Ayr. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 4.

BOWLER

William

Corporal 8875, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 5th November 1918. Aged 31. Born Thame, enlisted Oxford. Son of the late Mr. H. Bowler, of 30, Park St., Thame, Oxon. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France.Plot II. Row C. Grave 29.

BOWDREY

George

Lance Corporal 17807, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 19th September 1917. Born Thame, enlisted Stratford, resident Harrow. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

BROWN

Joseph

Corporal 200329. 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th April 1918. Born and enlisted Thame. Son of Mrs. A. Bateman, of 2, Torversey Rd., Thame, Oxon. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 10.

CARTLAND

E

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CASTLE

J L

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CHOWNS

G

Pioneer WR/26650, 344th Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 23rd February 1919. Aged 41. Husband of Annie Chowns, of 6, Hampden Avenue, Windmill Rd., Thame. Buried in south-east corner of ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon.

CHOWNS

Frank

Rifleman 4443, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 9th May 1915. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Thame. Husband of Rose Chowns, of 50, Lower High St., Thame, Oxon. Formerly 8990, Rifle Brigade. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 32 and 33.

CLARKE

Wilfred Harry

Stoker 1st Class SS/114908, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1st January 1915. Aged 18. Born 14th May 1895 in Thame. Son of Harry and Mrs. Esther. Clarke, of 17, Chinnor Rd., Thame, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 11.

COZIER

Henry [John]

Private 8867, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Thame, enlisted Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.

CROOK

George Harry [Thomas]

Private 20836, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 19. Born Long Crendon, enlisted Oxford, resident Thame. Son of the late Harry Crook. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.

CROSS

A F

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CROSS

Frederick W

Private 18915, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born Thame, enlisted Oxford, resident Marston, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 50 and 51.

CROSS

R I

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CUMMING

A

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DICKER

Sidney [Maskell]

Rifleman C/6803, "D" Company, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 29. Born Lambeth, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Thame. Husband of Dara Dicker, of 46, Chinnor Rd., Thame, Oxon. Buried in BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 1.

DOVER

Stanley David Victor

Private 27221, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 18. Born Moreton, enlisted Oxford, resident Thame. Son of Charles Dover, of The Firs, Ickford, Thame, Oxon. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6 and 7.

DRAKE

William

Sergeant 6776, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Thame, enlisted Oxford, resident Cheltenham. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 6.

EATON

Ralph

Private 1893, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Ligh Infantry. Killed in action 17th November 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Thame. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Eaton, of 41, Park St., Thame, Oxon. Buried in MARTINPUICH BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Section D. Grave 11.

EELE

Harry

Private 164282, 222nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died in India 6th November 1918. Aged 35. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Oxford. Son of Alice G. Eele, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Formerly 203537, Wiltshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on KARACHI 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, Pakistan.

FARMBROUGH

Reginald George

[Spelt FARNBOROUGH on memorial] Private 285173, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Died of wounds 4th April 1918. Born Wolverton, enlisted Thame, resident Dunstable. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot VII. Row I. Grave 6A.

FIELDING

F W

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HAKE

F G B

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HEWER

R T

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HEMMINGS

A

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HIGGINS

Albert Victor

Private 51099, 1st/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st November 1917. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 61 to 63.

HIGGINS

Henry Robert

Private 16651, 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 28th January 1915. Aged 34. Born Thame, enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Anne Higgins, of 5, Southern Rd., Thame. Buried in south-east corner of ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon.

HINDER

J

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HONOUR

William

Private TS/3580, Army Service Corps. Died 13th April 1916. Aged 42. Husband of Emily Honour, of 55, High St., Thame. Buried in north-east part, near east wall, of ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon.

HOPKINS

Francis

Private 14405, 7th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's 9Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Salonika 24th April 1917. Aged 21. Born Chinnor, enlisted Oxford, resident Thame. Son of Mrs. M. A. Hopkins, of 7, Church Lane, Binley Rd., Stoke Coventry. Born at Chinnor, Oxon. Formerly 13767, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commmeorated on the DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

HOUSE

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HOWES

A J

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HOWLETT, DCM

John

Acting Corporal 16774, 9th Field Company Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 24th July 1916. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Oxford. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 34. Grave 5.

HOWLETT

Sam

Private 17577 [SDGW] or 18577 [CWGC and Medal card], "B" Company, 8th Battalion, Princess of Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 6th December 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Reading. Son of Mr. W. G. and the late Mrs. Howlett, of Thame, Oxon. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 8.

HOWLETT

Charles Hubert

Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 2811, 85th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 8th August 1917. Aged 27. Born Stantonbury, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Maidenhead, resident Thame. Husband of Violet Howlett, of 120, Talbot Rd., Southsea, Hants. Buried in Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 2.

HOWLAND, Montenegro Medal for Distinguished Conduct

Alfred Robert

Sergeant 8701, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 4th August 1917. Aged 34. Enlisted Birmingham, resident Thame. Son of William and Alice Howland, of 19, Wellington St., Thame, Oxon. Awarded the Montenegro Medal for Distinguished Conduct. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 8.

HOWLAND

Arthur Robert (Bob)

Bugler 200228, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Aged 20. Died 20th September 1917. Born Woolingong, Australia, enlisted Thame. Son of William Watts Howland and Annie Edden Howland, of 23, Queen's Rd., Thame, Oxon. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 41.

JAMES

Edward William

Private 17525, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 12th February 1916. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Oxford. Buried in FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 2. Row J. Grave at end of Row.

KEENE

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KEENE

Jack

Private 200330, "A" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordhsire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Thame, resident Reading. Son of Frank and Sarah Keene, of 29, St. George's Terrace, Grovelands Rd., Reading. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

LADBROOK

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LANE

A

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LIDINGTON

Douglas Viney

Private 16335, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 37. Born Thame, enlisted London. Son of Richard Lidington, of Thame, Oxon; husband of Gertrude Emilie Lidington, of 4, Adam St., Strand, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

LINES

Ralph

[Listed as LINE on transcription] Corporal 285209, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Henley-on-Thames. Son of Richard and Ruth Lines, of Hampstead, London; husband of Sarah Jeanie Lines, of 24 Upper High St., Thame, Oxfordshire. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot 2. Row K. Grave 14.

LINE

R

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LOADER

G C

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LOOSLEY

W

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LOVEJOY

Joseph

Private 285091, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Killed in action 20th May 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Thame. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 43.

MILLER

George

Sapper 65336, 126th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 14th July 1916. Born haddenham, Bucks, enlisted London, resident Thame. No known grave. Commmeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.

O'LIEFF

John

Private 220080, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Thame. Son of John and Elizabeth Olieff, of 5, Southern Rd., Thame, Oxon. Formerly 204116, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162.

OLIVER

Harry William

Private G/20154, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26th October 1917. Born Oxford, enlisted WHitehall, London, resident Thame. Formerly 1934, King Edward's Horse. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108.

OSTREHAN

D H

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OUTING

G C

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PARKER

Sidney [Thomas]

Acting Sergeant 8508, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th May 1915. Born Culham, berkshire, enlisted Thame, resident Long Crendon. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 26.

PRICE

Frederick

Acting Bombardier 64601, 116th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 14th September 1916. Aged 30. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. Price, of Thame. Buried in south-east corner of ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon.

PRICE

Harry

Private 16303, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th July 1915. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Oxford. Formerly 8935, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commmeorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

PULLEN

Roland A

Rifleman P/1573, 16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Born and resident THame, enlisted St Pancras, Middlesex. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 33.

RICHARDSON

Herbert

Gunner 156617, 126th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 22nd June 1918. Aged 35. Born Thame, enlisted St. Pancras, Middlesex. Husband of Nellie Richardson, of 6, Penn Rd., Holloway, London. Buried in HEDAUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Section D. Grave 6.

ROBERTS

S J

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ROBERTS

William Edward

Sergeant 1498, Henley Squadron, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Killed in action 28th May 1915. Aged 30. Born, resident and enlisted Thame. Son of William and Catherine Roberts, of Thame, Oxon. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.2 Plot VI. Row A. Grave 40.

RUSH

C Arthur

Private 8866, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 30th November 1916. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Oxford. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 35.

SHAW

J B

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SHRIMPTON

Harry John

Sergeant 8862, 5th Battalion,. Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 30th August 1916. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Oxford. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 24. Grave 48.

SMITH

William [Noel]

Private 1617, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 13th June 1916. Aged 24. Born Basingstoke, enlisted Thame. Son of the late William Smith, of Thame, and of Emma E. Smith, of 45, Heath Hurst Rd., Hampstead, London. Native of Basingstoke, Hants. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 20.

SOANES

Frank Leslie

Rifleman R/38992, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10th September 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Oxford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Soanes, of Wellington House, Thame, Oxon. Formerly M/297288, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in GROOTEBEEK BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Section F. Grave 11.

SQUIRES

Benjamin

Guardsman 2264, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 28th March 1918. Aged 21. Born Thame, enlisted Oxford. Son of Herbert and Amelia Squires. of 71, Park St., Thame, Oxon. No known grave. commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

SQUIRES

George

Corporal 27854, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born Thame, enlisted and resident Hemel Hempstead. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLV. Row E. Grave 2.

SQUIRES

Joseph

Private 13804, 20th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 27th October 1917. Aged 25. Born Thame, enlisted Ayelsbury, resident Princes Risborough. Son of Herbert Alfred and Amelia Squires, of 71, Park St., Thame, Oxon. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXI. Row G. Grave 4A.

STEVENS

Herbert

Private 1979, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Died in United Kingdom 14th June 1915. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Helnley-on-Thames. Buried in south-east corner of ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon.

STOCKWELL, MC

Herbert 'Bert' [Arthur]

Company Sergeant Major 10951, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 1st April 1918. Aged 26. Born Thame, enlisted Oxford. Nephew of E. Stockwell, of 92, St. John's Wood Terrace, London. Native of Thame, Oxon. Awarded thre Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot VII. Row G. Grave 3A.

SUMMERHAYES

J A

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TAPPIN

S

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TRINDER

Albert Alexander

Private 47527, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 8th August 1918. Born Staines, Middlesex, enlisted and resident London. Formerly 30121, Royal West Kent Regiment. In the 1911 census he was the son of William John Trinder, a widower, aged 59 and brother of Florence Maud Trinder, resident at 126 High Street, Thame; he was listed as a schoolboy, aged 11, born Staines. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

WALLINGTON

W A

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WELLS

M

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WENTWORTH, MM

William Henry

Sergeant 15491, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 28th November 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Thame. Son of Mrs. M. E. Morgan, of 37, North St., Thame, Oxon. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 8.

WITNEY

Cecil Amos

Company Sergeant Major 200230, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 7th April 1917. Born and resident Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Thame. Buried in VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 41.

WOOD

C

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YOUNG

Albert Victor

Private 10304, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 25th October 1916. Born and resident Thame, enlisted Oxford. Formerly 10097, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS'

The following names have been added later

SHAW

D R

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SUTTON

A H

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BURBRIDGE

David [John]

Acting Corporal M2/117262, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 4th Light Armoured Motor Battery. Died in East Africa 23rd April 1917. Aged 30. Born Horsham, enlisted Coventry, resident Thame. Son of Joseph Henry and Ellen Mary Burbridge; husband of E. K. Burbridge, of Garfield, Thame, Oxon, England. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 6.

GREEN

A H

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HICKS

W E

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NORTH

F J

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WILSON

H T

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ALLEN

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ALLEN

Raymond John

Private 7588611, 2 A.A. Division Workshop, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 7th December 1940. Aged 18. Son of John and Mabel Emma Allen, of Thame. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon.

ARNOLD

Eric

Sergeant 1446181, 194 Battery, 80 Heavy A. A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 12th December 1942 in North Africa. Aged 23. Born and resident Oxfordshire. Son of William John Arnold, and of Edith Harriet Arnold, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MEDJEZ-EL-BAB MEMORIAL, Tunisia. Face 6.

ARNOTT

Harry

Private 5388442, 10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died 7th August 1944. Aged 27. Born oxfordshire, resident Oxford. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Arnott, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 7.

BEARD

Anthony Austin

Flying Officer (Pilot) 153415, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24th September 1944. Aged 21. Son of Oscar and Ida Madeline Beard of Thame. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon.

BOILING

Ronald James

Lance Corporal 14556610, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 13th August 1944. Aged 19. Son of Edward William and Florence Mary Boiling, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 6.

CARTER

James William

Leading Seaman P/JX 178841, H.M.S. Penelope, Royal Navy. Died 18th February 1944. Aged 25. Son of James and Eliza Carter, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 81, Column 2.

Note: HMS Penelope (97) was an Arethusa-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was built by Harland & Wolff (Belfast, Northern Ireland), with the keel being laid down on 30 May 1934. She was launched on 15 October 1935, and commissioned 13 November 1936. On 18 February 1944, Penelope (Capt. G.D. Belben, DSO, DSC, AM, RN) was leaving Naples to return to Anzio area when she was torpedoed at [show location on an interactive map] 40°33'N 13°15'E? / ?40.55°N 13.25°E? / 40.55; 13.25 by the German submarine U-410. A torpedo struck her in the after engine room and was followed sixteen minutes later by another torpedo that hit in the after boiler room, causing her immediate sinking. 415 of the crew, including the captain, went down with the ship. There were 206 survivors. The remarkable point of the attack by U-410 was that the cruiser was making 26 knots when hit. As far as can be ascertained, this is a unique case. In the history of submarine attacks during WWII, no other ship running at such speed was ever successfully attacked.

CLARKE, DFC

John Anthony Creemer

Pilot Officer (Navigator) 177263, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th October 1944. Aged 23. Son of John Creemer Clarke and Meta Lyons Clarke, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in WINTZENBACH PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD, Bas-Rhin, France. Grave 8.

HODGES

L

probably HODGES, Leslie - Private 5382328, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 8th July 1944. Aged 25. Son of Charles E. and Charlotte E. Hodges. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 12.

HOWES

Frederick Ernest

Private 5389893, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 8th January 1945. Aged 24. Son of Frederick George and Amelia Emily Howes, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Buried in HOTTON WAR CEMETERY, Hotton, Luxembourg, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 3.

HOWLETT

Maurice [Hoartio]

Sergeant 2657295, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 13th June 1942. Aged 25. Son of Frederick and Emily Howlett, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 53.

ING

John Robert

Private 5388804, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 16th July 1944. Aged 26. Husband of Doris I. Ing, of Thame, Oxfordshire. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 13.

MILLER

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PHILLIPS

Harry

Private 14570236, 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 17th September 1944. Aged 35. Son of Harry and Eliza Jane Phillips, of Thame, Oxfordshire; husband of Emma Phillips, of Thame. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 20.

PHILLIPS

John [Eric Jesse}

Leading Aircraftman 1666457, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th February 1946. Aged 25. Son of John James Phillips and Emily May Phillips, of Thame; husband of Ellen May Phillips of Thame. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon.

PLATER

Sidney Jack

Warrant Officer 1386875, 689 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd April 1945. Aged 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Plater, of Thame, Oxfordshire; husband of Bertha Plater, of Enfield, Middlesex. Member Pharmaceutical Society. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 449.

POLLICOTT

Albert Henry

Lance Corporal 5389298, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 16th July 1944. Aged 29. Son of William Henry and Florence Mary Pollicott, of Thame, Oxfordshire; husband of Ellen Caddo Pollicott, of Thame. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 12.

QUAINTON

Albert Horace (Tiger)

Lance Corporal 5382931, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 8th November 1944. Aged 24. Son of Sydney Cecil John and Edith Elizabeth Quainton, of Thame. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon.

RICHARDSON

Sidney [Alfred]

Able Seaman P/JX 126446, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1942. Aged 31. Son of Edwin and Florence Richardson; husband of Ethel Florence Richardson, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 64, Column 3.

SUMMERSBEE

John [Frederick]

Petty Officer P/JX 128645, H.M. Submarine Thistle, Royal Navy. Died 14th April 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 37, Column 3.

THOMLINSON

Albert George

Private 5381863, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 20th July 1940. Aged 26. Son of John William and Alice May Thomlinson, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 93.

WHITE

Cyril Frank

Sergeant 1312741, 199 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th March 1943. Aged 22. Son of Fred and Hilda White, of Thame, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 169.

WADE

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Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

MILLER

Ian Malcolm Keith

Sergeant (Pilot) 754480, 610 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th November 1940. Aged 25. Son of Alfred Edward Miller and of Elizabeth Miller, of Ramsgate, Kent. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, THAME, Oxon.

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