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AVON DASSETT WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Steve Potts 2009

The Avon Dassett war memorial is to be found on the main road south, west of the village, opposite a bus shelter. It takes the form of a small, stone, Celctic cross on a plinth stanmding on a paved square. It was re-dedicated on Remembrance Sunday 1968. There are 3 names for World War 1 and 2 names for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Steve Potts 2009

TO THE MEMORY OF

BLOXHAM

Ernest Edward

Private 17779, 10th Btn, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) Ernest was the son of George and Anne Bloxham, Avon Dassett. He was the husband of Ethel Lacy Bloxham, Tudeley Rd, Paddock Wood, Kent. The 10th Btn Queen’s West Kent Regiment was part of the 41st Division. The Division fought the Battle of Menim Road Bridge, one of a series of engagements that made up the 3rd Battles of Ypres, between 20th and 25th September 1917. Ernest died on 21st September 1917, age 33. He is buried at Larchwood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Flanders.

COOPER

Hubert Bernard

(Herbert Bernard Cooper) Private 12370, Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line, 18th Queen Mary’s Own Royal Hussars. Herbert was the son of George and Emma Cooper, Avon Dassett. Records show that Herbert was born in Leamington Spa and enlisted at Scarborough. George’s residence is recorded at Avon Dassett. The 18th Queen Mary’s Own Royal Hussars was part of the 1st Cavalry Division. The 1st Calvalry Division fought in the 2nd Battle of Ypres between 22nd April and 25th May 1915. Herbert was killed in action on 13th May 1915, age 25. Herbert’s name is inscribed on the Ypres (Menim Gate) memorial.

WELD, MC

Thomas Joseph

Captain Thomas Joseph Wilfred Weld MC and Bar, Lovat’s Scouts, 1st King’s African Rifles. Thomas was the son of Wilfred Weld, Orchard Lodge, Avon Dassett. Thomas died on 18th November 1918 , age 25. Thomas saw action near Nambanje area, Tanzania. Thomas is buried at grave III A 15, Nairobi South Cemetery, Kenya. Thomas’s name is also commemorated inside St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Avon Dassett.

MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
RIP

TO THE MEMORY OF

KEMPLEY

James

Private 3968209, 1/5th Btn, Royal Welch Regiment James was the son of Walter and Violet Kempley, Sibford Gower, Oxfordshire. 1/5th Btn Royal Welch Regiment was part of the 53rd Infantry Division, The first units landed at Arromanches on 25th June 1944. James died on 30/6/1944, age 24. He is buried at grave III G12 , St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Normandy. The cemetery contains the graves of those men who died in battles from mid June to the end of July in the region of Tilly-Sur-Seulles and Caen (CWGC).

WORRALL

Pyers Arthur

Flt Lieutenant (Pilot) 42291, RAF. Pyers was the son of Colonel Percival Worrall CBE, DSO, MC and Agnes Worrall, Avon Dassett. Pyers fought in the Battle of Britain with 85 and 136 Squadrons, RAF. During 1941, Pyers was a member of 136 Squadron, RAF (‘The Woodpeckers’) equipped with Hurricane 11Bs). From March 1942, the squadron was in India where it was responsible for providing air defence for the Calcutta area. Pyers died 8/6/1942, age 21 Pyers is buried at Plot O, Row J, grave 21, Calcutta (Bhowanpore) Cemetery, Kolkata, India. His name is also commemorated inside St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Avon Dassett.

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE 1939-1945 WAR.
RIP
RE-DEDICATED ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 1968 AFTER REMOVAL TO THIS SITE

Last updated 26 July, 2009

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