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WOODSTOCK WAR MEMORIAL

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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.

Photographs copyright © Robert Hellier 2006
To the memory of the fallen
1914-18
 
1939-45
In sure and certain hope

1914-1918

BALLARD

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

BROADIS

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

BROOKS

Charles

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

BROOKS

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CLARKE

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

CRUTCH

Frederick

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

CRUTCH

W

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

DAVENPORT

A

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FARLEY

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 

FISHER

George

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

FRANKLIN

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

FREEMAN

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

FREEMAN

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.

GUY

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

HARDY

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.

HAWKINS

Joseph

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

HAYNES

H E

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HINE

H J

No further information currently

KILBY

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

LANGDON

I

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

MILLS

F

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MORGAN

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.

MORGAN

James

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.

MORLEY

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

PAINTING

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

PAISLEY

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

PARTLETT

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

REMNANT

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

SLADE

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

SLADE

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

SMITH

Charles

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

STEPHENS

Joseph

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

STROUD

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

STYLES

Edward

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)

TAYLOR

H B

No further information currently

TAYLOR

SJ

No further information currently

VOKINS

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

WHITLOCK

Robert

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

WILKINS

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

WILLIAMS

Percy Albert

rivate 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

WILLIS

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

WINNING

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.

1939-1945

ASHFORD

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

BATT

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.

CHARLETT

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.

CRUTCH

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

FREEMAN

Henry George

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

HOARE

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

LACEY

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.      

MORGAN

John

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.

MORLEY

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

MORRIS

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

MOSS

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.

MURTON

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.

PARSONS

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

TURRILL

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.

WARWICK

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.

NOT ON MEMORIAL; BURIED IN WOODSTOCK CEMETERY

COOPER

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

CORKHILL

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.

GARRARD

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

DARLEY

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

TOWNSEND

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.

WOODS

A G

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

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