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Compiled and copyright © Robert Hellier 2006

The Woodstock War Memorial is located in front of St Mary Magdalene Church near the junction of High Street and Park Street. It is approximately 100 metres from the town entrance to Blenheim Palace. The memorial stands on an octagonal base surmounted by a plinth, pedestal, tapering shaft and Latin cross. There is an incised inscription on the sides of the pedestal. The whole memorial stands on a paved area surrounded by flower beds and chain link fence. The Woodstock Cemetery is in Hensington Road, Woodstock.

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To the memory of the fallen
In sure and certain hope



Godfrey Adolphus

Second Lieutenant 1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion London Regiment Killed in Action 27/09/1915 Age 20 Son of Adolphus and Elizabeth Ballard, of Woodstock, Oxon LOOS MEMORIAL Panel 130 to 135


Frederick Percy

Lance Corporal R/27453 8th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps Died of Wounds 21/03/1918 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Hampstead Middlesex. ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY Urvillers German Cemetery Mem. 20



Private 45570 8th Bn. (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Royal Berkshire Regiment (Formerly 26423 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry) Died of Wounds 25/08/1918 Age 30 Born Woodstock; Enlisted Oxford; Son of Charles and Rose Brooks, of Woodstock; husband of Rosetta Emma Brooks, of Oxford St., Woodstock, Oxon. DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION III. F. 40


Charles Stanley

Corporal 16691 "C" Coy. 5th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Formerly 13619 Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) Killed in Action 15/08/1915 Age: 33 Born: St Mary’s Oxford; Enlisted St Pancras Middlesex. Son of William Poore Clarke and Mary Ann Clarke, of Woodstock Oxon HELLES MEMORIAL Panel 97 to 101



Private 22150 5th Btn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Killed in Action 24/08/1916 Born: Old Woodstock; Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Old Woodstock THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D



Private T4/420963 MT Depot Royal Army Service Corps Died 29/10/1919 Age 36 Son of William Henry and Lucy Crutch, of Old Woodstock; husband of Emily Elizabeth Crutch, of New Rd., Hensington, Woodstock WOODSTOCK CEMETERY



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Albert Frederick

Rifleman S/12795 8th Bn. Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own) Killed in Action 03/05/1917 Age 27 Born Woodstock; Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Woodstock. Son of James and Florence E. Farley, of 7, Hensington Road, Woodstock, Oxon ARRAS MEMORIAL Bay 9 



Private 29423 6th Btn Prince Albert’s Somerset Light Infantry Died of Wounds 04/04/1918 Age 18 Born Old Woodstock; Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Woodstock; Son of Charles Fisher, of New Rd., Woodstock, Oxon. GUISE (LA DESOLATION) FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, FLAVIGNY-LE-PETIT Allied Sect. 1118


Frederick George

Private 45143 5th Bn. Princess Charlotte of Wales’s Royal Berkshire Regiment Died of Wounds 27/09/1918 Age 18 Born: Coombe Oxon; Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Woodstock Son of Charles and Clara Jane Franklin, of Brook Hill, Woodstock, Oxon. VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL Panel 7


George Thomas

Serjeant 55996 20th Bn (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers Died of Wounds 08/11/1917 Age 32 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Abingdon Berks Son of William Henry and Ann Mary Freeman; husband of M. A. Freeman, of High St., Lower Wolvercote, Oxon. Native of Woodstock, Oxon. ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY XXX. K. 14


Percival Charles

Private 6972 2nd/4th Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Died 09/04/1918 Age 27 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Gosport; Resident of Portsmouth Son of William and Ann Freeman, of Godstow Rd., Lower Wolvercote, Oxford. Native of Woodstock, Oxon. TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE XVII. F. 4.


Charles Richard

Private 7669 1st Bn. Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment) Died of Wounds 04/01/1915 Born: Thorpe Sussex Enlisted Wallingford Berks; Resident of Woodstock BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY III. A. 89


Charles Percy

Rifleman 8840 1st Bn. Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own) Killed in Action 19/12/1914 Age 32 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Woodstock RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY IV. F. 12.



Private 8926 2nd Bat Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Killed in Action 14/10/1914 Born Shipton, Oxon Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Woodstock LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL



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Clifford George

Able Seaman Wales Z/382 Howe Bn. R.N. Div Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Died 17/02/1917 Son of George and Sarah E. Kilby, of Old Woodstock, Oxon. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier and Face 1 A



Gunner 282440 41st Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery (Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps Transferred to 529241) Died 14/04/1920 WOODSTOCK CEMETERY 


Alfred George

Private 220016 2nd Bn. Duke of Edinburgh’s Wiltshire Regiment (Formerly 1598 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry) Died of Wounds 03/06/1917 Born: Old Woodstock; Enlisted Woodstock; Resident of Woodstock HOP STORE CEMETERY Plot I. Row A. Grave 26.



Private 101553 40th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps Died 31/07/1917 Born: Prest Hope Shropshire; Enlisted Southampton; Resident of Woodstock BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY XVI. N. 2.


Walter Jack

Lance Corporal 495886 Royal Engineers Died 17/01/1921 Age 30 Son of F. H. Morley, of Woodstock WOODSTOCK CEMETERY K. A.172


John T

Rifleman 5098 7th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles (Formerly 10872 17th Lancers) Killed in Action 16/08/1917 Age 34 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Basingstoke; Resident of Woodstock Son of George Arthur and Annie Painting, of Old Woodstock, Oxfordshire TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 138 to 140 and 162 to 162A and 163A


Charles Albert

Gunner 145614 204th Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery Died of Wounds 26/10/1917 Age 36 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Woodstock Husband of Lottie Paisley, of Wishaw House, Woodstock, Oxon MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT VI. A. 8A


George William

Private 9990 2nd Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Killed in Action 16/05/1915 Born: Northleigh Oxon; Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Woodstock LE TOURET MEMORIAL Panel 26


Richard Allen

Private 18422 2nd Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Killed in Action 13/12/1915 Age 19 Born: Richmond, Surrey; Enlisted Oxford; Post Office Clerk of Woodstock; Son of Richard Remnant, of The Post Office, Ashford, Middx. WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY I. C. 17


Alfred J

Private 9131 1st Reserve Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Died at Home 17/10/1918 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Oxford; WOODSTOCK CEMETERY


Arthur William

Private 10944 5th Btn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Died of Wounds 28/04/1918 Age 32 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Woodstock Son of Mrs. Eva Slade, of Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxon COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY VIII. C. 21



Lance Corporal 10284 1st Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Died of Wounds 25/05/1915 Age 23 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Goole; Son of William and Thirza Smith, of The Pitchen, Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxon. KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY V. E. 7



Corporal 51195 1st Btn Cheshire Regiment (Formerly R/4/085076 R.A.S.C.) Killed in Action 21/08/1918 Age 38 Born: Graystock, Cumberland; Enlisted Woolwich, Kent; Resident of Woodstock Son of Samuel and Jane Stephens of Woodstock, Oxon Husband of Ellen Stephens of Church Street, Ropley, Hants ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT III.D.16


William George

23197 Private 6th Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Died of Wounds at Home 02/10/1917 Age 29 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Witney, Oxon Son of Frederick and Annie Stroud, of Old Woodstock, Oxon; husband of Mabel Louisa Stroud, of 50, West End, Witney. WOODGREEN (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD



Private G/3601 9th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment Died at Home 09/12/1914 Age 29 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Brighton Son of Thomas and Esther Elizabeth Styles, of Old Woodstock WOODSTOCK CEMETERY (See Rottingdean Memorial)


Herbert Brotherton

Born 1876. Private 8925, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Enlisted 29 August 1914, discharged 23 June 1916 due to wounds (Para 392 (xvi)). Issued Silver Badge no. 16678 25 October 1916. Died sometime after 23 June 1916. In the 1881 census he was aged 5, a scholar, born Woodstock, resident with his parents, John and Mary Ann, in Cottage, Old Woodstock, Wootton, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 35, a general labourer, born Woodstock, resident Woodstock. Brother of Sydney (below).


Sydney John

Private SR73, Royal Army Veterinary Corps formerly Gunner 88051, Royal Field Artillery (transferred 15 July 1917). Born 1868. Re-enlisted in 1914 aged 44 years 89 months, married at the time, wife resident 5 New Road, Woodstock. He was 5 feet 5 inches, weighed 140 lbs, chest 35 inches, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. He served in France from 5 October 1914 through to 16 July 1915 when he was sent home after being gassed in the field, discharged from the Army on 10 September 1918 being deemed unfit for active service (Silver Badge 448162), aged 48. Died 1924, death registered in the April to June Quarter 1924, in Woodstock Registration District, Oxfordshire, aged 56. Married Clara May Pittick at Woodstock 8 July 1896. This man, Sidney John Taylor, was born Oxfordshire, a glove cutter, in the 1911 census he was aged 42, resident with his wife, Clara, and their six children, at Brook Hill, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. In the 1881 census he was the son of John and Mary Ann Taylor, aged 13, a scholar, born Woodstock, resident Cottage, Old Woodstock, Wootton, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Brother of Herbert (above). Children listed at the time of enlistment were Ralph Pittick (aged 13 b. 13 May 1902), Lisa Evelyn (aged 11 b. 8 July 1903), Sidney Archer (aged 7 b. 4 July 1906), Hilda Beatrice (aged 4 b. 7 June 1909) and Charles Frederick (aged 2 b. 14 February 1912). Originally enlisted at Colchester 22 December 1887, as Gunner 65219, Royal Field Artillery, aged 19 years 1 month, glover by trade, discharged on termination of his first period of engagement 19 December 1903. Served in India 26 February 1889 to 4 January 1896 and the South African (Boer) War from 18 January 1900 to 13 November 1900 being at Cape Colony, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill and Belfast. He was the son of Mary Ann Taylor of Woodstock.


Bertram George

Private 19266 5th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment Killed in Action 10/04/1917 Born: Queens Park, Middlesex Enlisted Bletchley; Resident of Winslow, Bucks HOUDAIN LANE CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES F. 3



Corporal 32186 2nd Bn Devonshire Regiment Killed in Action 31/10/1918 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Yeovil; Awarded Military Medal II. F. 8. Cemetery: VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY


Ernest David

Private 13983 1st Bn Coldstream Guards Killed in Action 15/09/1916 Born: Bletchington Oxon; Enlisted Lambeth; Resident of Clewer Berks. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D


Percy Albert

Private 22587 "C" Coy. 2nd Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Killed in Action 13/11/1916 Age 24 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Woodstock Son of Thomas and Fanny Williams, of Oxford Street, Woodstock THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D


Albert Henry

Private 267453 1st/1st Bucks Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Killed in Action 27/08/1917 Enlisted Oxford; Resident of Woodstock TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 96 to 98


Albert Ernest

Private 28992 1st/9th Bn Worcestershire Regiment Died at Home 24/01/1917 Born: Woodstock; Enlisted Winchester; Resident of Woodstock Son of Mrs. M. G. Winning, of Union Street, Woodstock, Oxon. RYDE BOROUGH CEMETERY OG. C. 32.



Ernest Harry

Private 223002 5th Btn Royal Berkshire Regiment Died 09/04/1943 Age 23 Son of Thomas Ashford, of "Sunnyside", Hensington, Woodstock, Oxon. ARRAS MEMORIAL Bay 7


William John

Private 5389851 7th Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Died 11/11/1943 Age 23 Born: Gloucestershire Son of David James Batt and Emma Batt, of Goosey, Berkshire. CASSINO WAR CEMETERY Grave VII. G. 17.



Fusilier 14556613, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 16/07/1944. Aged 19. Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Ann Brooks, of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 3.


William James

Staff Serjeant 7595600 110 Lt. A.A. Workshops, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 19/05/1944. Age 37. Son of George and Matilda Charlett; husband of Cecile Annie Charlett, of Woodstock. WOODSTOCK CEMETERY Block J. Grave 50.


Ernest Gordon

Private 5390838 6th Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Died 30/12/1943 Age 31 Son of James and Ismay Crutch; husband of Mabel Elizabeth Crutch, of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Buried in MADRAS WAR CEMETERY, CHENNAI Grave 4. D. 11


Henry George

Private 5387050 4th Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Died 08/07/1940 Age 22 Born: Oxford GENTBRUGGE COMMUNAL CEMETERY Grave 4.


Ronald Peter

Boy 2nd Class JX 184709 H.M.S. St. George Royal Navy Died 23/05/1940 Age 16 Son of Walter George and Milly Louise Hoare, of Woodstock. WOODSTOCK CEMETERY Block H. Grave 249


Arthur Norman

Flying Officer (Air Bomber) 163717 207 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died 03/03/1945 REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY 12. B. 7.      


Frederick [Richard]

Able Seaman P/J 80653, H.M.S. "Acasta", Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk by the German Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisner, along with the Aircraft Carrier Glorious and fellow destroyer Ardent with a loss of over 1500 men, 08/06/1940. Aged 38. Son of John and Rose Mills; husband of Elsie Margaret Mills, of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. He was a resident of Woodstock from 1936, and a Postman, until his call-up in August 1939. Buried in NARVIK NEW CEMETERY, Norway. Plot XI. Row K. Grave 4.



Sapper 1864151 232 Field Coy. Royal Engineers Died 20/05/1942 Age 32 Born: Oxford Son of Henry and Charlotte Morgan; husband of Elsie Morgan, of Woodstock. ALAMEIN MEMORIAL Column 49.


Nigel John

Sergeant (Pilot) 1601308 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died 04/09/1943 Age 19 Son of Robin Clifton Morley and Mary Leah Morley, of Woodstock Buried in ARVIDA PROTESTANT CEMETERY Block B. Lot 17c


Cyril Albert

Sapper 1903715 673 Artisan Works Coy. Royal Engineers Died 26/05/1944 Age 43 Son of Alfred and Lizzie Annie Morris, of Woodstock; husband of Alexina Morris, of Old Woodstock Buried in WOODSTOCK CEMETERY Block H. Grave 145


Edward Henry

Able Seaman P/J 110658 H.M.S. Glowworm Royal Navy Died 08/04/1940 Age 36 Son of Henry and Winifred Moss, of Woodstock Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Panel 39, Column 1.


Edward James Thomas

Private 5382451 2nd (Airborne) Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Died 02/04/1945 Age 25 Son of Harry and Lucy Murton; husband of Hilda Ruth Margaret Murton, of Hull. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY 33. B. 1.


Albert George

Private 5105518 2nd Btn Royal Warwickshire Regiment Died 28/05/1940 Age 29 Born: Oxford Son of George and Alice Parsons; husband of Hilda Doris Parsons, of Middle Barton, Oxfordshire WORMHOUDT COMMUNAL CEMETERY Row A. Grave 26


Edward Raymond

Sergeant (W.Op. Mech./Air Gnr.) 1321277 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died 29/07/1944 Age 22 Son of Francis Ralph and Kathleen Irene Turrill, of Woodstock. WOODSTOCK CEMETERY Block L Grave. 24.


Reginald Tom

Lance Corporal 14375301 "D" Sqn. 27th Lancers Royal Armoured Corps Died 09/12/1944 Age 32 Born: Gateshead Son of Samuel George and Hannah Marie Warwick; husband of Christina Edith Warwick, of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. RAVENNA WAR CEMETERY I. F. 3.



James Stanley

Private 5388448 Royal Berkshire Regiment Died 04/08/1947 Age 30 Son of James Richard and Olive Jessie Cooper; husband of Ivy Evelyn Cooper, of Woodstock WOODSTOCK CEMETERY Block B.B. Grave 159


William Ronald

42108 Flying Officer (Pilot) Royal Air Force Died 07/11/1940 Age 25 Son of Capt. Thomas Walter Corkhill and Bessie Victoria Corkhill, of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire. WOODSTOCK CEMETERY Block I. Grave 3.


Robert Edgar

Private 19078191 Royal Pioneer Corps Died 29/05/1947 Age 18 Son of Frederick Thomas Francis and Georgina Alberta Rose Garrard, of Woodstock WOODSTOCK CEMETERY Block 0 Grave 57


Joseph Harold

Pilot Officer 88542 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died 01/09/1941 Age 50 Son of Maj. Henry Read Darley and Emily Henrietta Darley WOODSTOCK CEMETERY Block I. Grave 9


Arthur Hugh

938476 Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died 29/09/1940 Age: 24 Son of Charles Lucas Townsend and Ivy Townsend, of Elton, Co. Durham. WOODSTOCK CEMETERY Block I. Grave 2.



Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force Died 03/09/1958 Age 37 WOODSTOCK CEMETERY

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