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GAYDON AND CHADSHUNT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Steve Potts 2009

The memorial is in the form of a clock with an associated bronze plaque on the external wall of the parish church, Church Road, Gaydon. There are eight names for World War 1 and none for World War 2. It cost £137 10s to erected and was manufactured by Messrs. John Smith and Sons.

Photographs Copyright © Steve Potts 2009

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF

BOFFIN

Henry Richard

Private 4928, 1st/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 17th August 1916, Somme, age 25. Henry was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Boffin of Gaydon. Census records show that the family lived behind the village church. Henry enlisted in Warwick. His name is inscribed on the Thiepval memorial.

OLDS

George Frederick

Private 1133, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action on 30th August 1916, Somme, age 21. George was the son of Arthur and Emma Olds of Gaydon. Census records show that the family lived behind the village church. George enlisted in Warwick. His name is inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial.

PHILPOTT

Harold

Private 24590, 2nd Bat, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action 9th October 1917, age 22, Battle of Poelcapelle (third battle of Ypres). Harold was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Philpott of Gaydon. Census records show that the family lived at an address on Banbury Road, Gaydon. Harold enlisted in Coventry. His name is inscribed on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

RANDALL

David

Pioneer 61677, 157th Field Coy, Corps of Engineers. Died 28th March 1918, age 24. David was the son of Edwin and Caroline Randall. He had a brother George also killed. David was the son of Edwin and Caroline Randall. Census records show that the family lived behind the village church. David enlisted in Bishop's Itchington. His name is inscribed on the Pozieres Memorial.

RANDALL

George Sidney

Private 20400, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917, Arras, age 27. George was the son of Edwin and Caroline Randall. He had a brother David, also served. Census records show that the family lived behind the village church. George enlisted in Coventry. He is buried at the Houdain Lane Cemetery, Tilley-Les-Mofflaines

WEBB

Andrew

Corporal 23547, 50th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Andrew was killed in action on 14th February 1916, age 29, in the Ypres salient. Andrew was the son of Joseph and Harriet Webb. Census records show that the family lived behind the village church. Andrew enlisted in Warwick. His name is inscribed on the Ypres, Menim Gate Memorial

WEST

John Septimus

Private 32818, 12th Service Battalion, Gloucester Regiment. John died of wounds on 25th August 1918, Battle of Bapaume (2nd battle of Somme) age 21. John was the son of Arthur and Emma West. Records show that the West's were living in nearby Lighthorne and were originally from 20 Hampton Road, Hampton Lucy. John enlisted in Warwick. He is buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery.

WHEILDON

John

Serjeant 310360, Household Cavalry, Warwickshire Yeomanry. John was killed in action on 19th April 1917, in Egypt, during 2nd Battle of Gaza, age 27. John was the son of John and Margaret Wheildon. Census records show that the family lived at 'the farmhouse, Gaydon'. John enlisted at Kineton. His name is inscribed on the Jerusalem Memorial.

WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
THIS TABLET AND CLOCK ARE
ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS
OF GAYDON AND CHADSHUNT

Last updated 7 July, 2009

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