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LEAMINGTON SPA HOLY TRINITY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Linda Joseph 2016

Leamington Spa Holy Trinity is located in Beauchamp Avenue, Royal Leamington Spa, and has several memorials within it. The first can be found at the west end of the nave and takes the form of a highly detailed stained glass window comprising three main sections with tracery above commemorating World War 1 Victory. The centre section comprises two sets of three lights, one set above the other, and depicts the entrance into paradise with Christ surrounded by angels in the top set of three lights, above lights depicting St George, St Michael and a host of angels. The left- and -right- sections each comprise two lights: the left lights depict War via heroic figures of the Middle Ages, Knights, Crusaders and Ancient Britons above the words "War" and "Devastation"; the right lights depict Peace via allegorical figures of music, love, prosperity and cord, together with depictions of nature and life, above the words "Peace" and "Plenty". The tracery is equally ornate and includes the words "Justice" and "Mercy" above the War lights, and "Love" and "Joy" above the Peace lights. The window cost around £1,050. raised by Congregation and friends of Holy Trinity Church. and was dedicated by the Bishop of Coventry circa 1920. Mounted on West Wall beneath the Victory Window is a rectangular, nowy-headed brass plaque with incised lettering dedicated to those who lost their lives in World War 1. THis was dedicated circa 1920 and list 41 names of those who died. On the east corner of south wall is a hand-written roll of honour on parchmentr enclosed in glazed, wooden frame with epitaph listing 11 men who have their lives in World War 2.

 
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THIS WINDOW IS DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE DEAR AND HONOURED MEMORY OF

ATKINSON Miles Linzee
Second Lieutenant, "E" Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 20 November 1917. Aged 29. Son of Miles Christopher Atkinson and Annie Atkinson, of 24, Kenilworth Rd., Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Born at Kenilworth. Buried in RIBECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave lost. Special memorial Row A. Grave 3.
BALL W
probably BALL, William, Private 201983, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 April 1917. Aged 40. Born Redhill, Surrey, enlisted Leamington, Warwickshire. Husband of Marion P. Ball, of 40, Janson Rd., Shirley, Southampton. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 8.
BISHOP Alfred Cuthbert
Lance Corporal 43851, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 14 December 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Leamington, Warwickshire. Son of Clara Sarah and the late Bernard Bishop, of Royal Leamington Spa; husband of Lilian Mary Bishop, of 6, Ranelagh Street, Royal Leamington Spa. Formerly 164075, Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery. Buried in GIAVERA BRITISH CEMETERY, ARCADE, Italy. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 1
CATTELL Albert
Rifleman 8792, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17 September 1916. Born and resident Leamington Spa, enlisted Warwick. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.
CHURCH G K
No further information currently available
DAY Charles
Private 12702, 9th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 9 January 1916. Aged 43. Born Knowle, Warwickshire, enlisted Leamington, resident Cubbington, Leamington. Husband of Emma Coop (formerly Day), of Earl of Leycester's Hospital, Warwick. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 65.
ESSEX Sydney
Corporal 17077, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Leamington, Warwickshire, enlisted St. Albans. Son of James and Charlotte Essex, of 30, Oxford St., Leamington Spa. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
FOWELL John
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached to 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 33. Son of Col. N. P. and Evelyn L. F. Fowell, of 6, St. Mary's Crescent, Leamington Spa. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.
HARRIS Arthur T
Corporal 110792, 6th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 12 June 1917. Aged 25. Born St Mary's, Warwick, enlisted Warwick, resident Leamington Spa. Husband of A. L. Hodgkiss (formerly Harris), of 8, Althorpe St., Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Formerly 1296, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row H. Grave 12A.
HARRIS Walter
Sapper 778085, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops. Died 20 April 1917. Aged 27. Born 4 May 1889 in Leamington, Warwickshire. Son of Fred and Sarah Harris, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England; husband of Amy M. Desborough (formerly Harris), of 179, Balaclava St., St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Labourer by trade. Passed fit 18 December 1915 in Toronto, attested 20 December 1915 at Aurora, Ontario, Canada, aged 26 years 7 months, heoght 5 feet 2½ inches, girth 34 inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 12. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4097 - 40
HEDGE Frederick John
Private 35756, 32nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 11 August 1918. Born and enlisted Leamington. Formerly R/17297, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 25.
HEDGE Herbert Arthur
[Listed as HEDGES on SDGW] Private 18995, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 April 1918. Born Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, enlisted Leamington, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2 and 3.
JOHNSON Frank Arthur
Guardsman 17616, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 4 November 1915. Aged 20. Born Leamington Spa, enlisted Nuneaton. Son of the late Thomas Johnson, and of Annie Johnson (stepmother), of 17, Broad St., Nuneaton. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row AA. Grave 4.
JONES George Arthur
Acting Corporal 615, 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Weston, Yorkshire, enlisted Leamington, Warwickshire. Son of Frank H. and Phillis M. Jones, of 16, Norfolk St., Leamington Spa. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 18.
JOWITT Arthur
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 April 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916 Volume 2 Page 289-290:

2nd LIEUTENANT ARTHUR JOWITT, 1st. BATTN. THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT., was the son of the late Joseph Jowitt, of Tipping Street, Manchester.
He was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, on the 17th January, 1878, and after a commercial education he enlisted as a Private in the Warwickshire Regiment at the age of seventeen, and served through the South African War, for which he received the Queen's medal with five clasps. After serving in the ranks for nineteen years, 2nd Lieutenant Jowitt received his commission in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in December, 1914, and was posted to the 1st Battalion. He went with his battalion to Flanders for active service in the war with Germany, and was killed in action on the 25th April, 1915, near Ypres.
2nd Lieutenant Jowitt's Company Commander gave the following account of the circumstances under which he met his death : "We were to attack a wood : between us and the wood was a farm which we were told was unheld. I was told to extend the men close to the farm by the Commanding Officer, and did so. While doing so the enemy opened on us from the supposed unheld farm. We ran to some dead ground within twenty yards of their trench, and were under cover. Your husband charged with his platoon, but they were all killed except one man. He fell with his arms on the parapet of their trench, and the men say that the Germans Pulled him into their trench, but I did not see this myself. Am very much afraid there is no doubt your husband was killed, as he was so very close, and must have been hit more than once. A magnificent soldier, officers and men were all devoted to him."
His Colonel wrote : "He was the bravest of the brave, if he had to die he died as he would have wished to do—bravely leading his men, who followed him everywhere."
2nd Lieutenant Jowitt married Ethel Sarah, daughter of William Harwood, of Leamington Spa, and left one son--William Joseph, born in December,

KNIBB Joseph Harold
Private 16/1130, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17 December 1916. Aged 21. Born St Mary's, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, enlisted Moseley, Birmingham, resident Leamington Spa. Son of William Haselden Knibb and Gertrude Harriett Knibb, of 30, Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa. Buried in LEAMINGTON (WHITNASH ROAD) CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Section 97. Grave 185.
LAMB C J
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LUXTON L D
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MALINS Bert [C]
Lance Serjeant 10468, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 27 April 1915. Aged 27. Born and resident Leamington, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Malins, of Leamington Spa. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38.
PARSONS James
Gunner 614152, 126th (R.H.A.) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force). Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Leamington. Son of Betsy Parsons, of 14, Morton St., Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and the late Joseph Parsons. Buried in TRACK X CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 23.
PAXTON W F
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PURNELL Frederick James
Private 20164, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Born Daventry, Northamptonshire. enlisted Leamington, Warwickshire. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 46.
RAINBOW Albert Edward
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Charles and Harriett Rainbow, of 5, Farley St., Leamington Spa. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
RAINBOW Frank Grosvenor
Private 692, 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.m Killed in action 27 October 1917. Aged 23. Born St Paul's, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, enlisted Leamington Spa. Son of Harriett Rainbow, of 5, Farley St., Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and the late Charles Rainbow. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.
RAINBOW Hugh William
Corporal 614181, 2nd/1st Warwickshire Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (Territorial Force). Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born and enlisted Leamington. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LIX. Plot E. Row 42.
RAYMOND-BARKER Cecil Langton
Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 23. Son of Cecil Stuart Raymond-Barker and Margaret Frances Raymond-Barker, of 38, Norfolk Square, Hyde Park, London. Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 7.
SCHOFIELD C
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SHARP Leon Owen
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Thomas and Ada Annie Sharp, of "Oakdale," Leamington Spa. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE, Somme, France. Plot X. Row E. Grave 3.

Within the church there is a stained glass window with two lights and tracery above depicting a kneeling soldier being blessed by Christ with a commemorative inscription arranged in a box at the base of the left-hand light. The inscription reads:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
& IN LOVING MEMORY
OF 2ND LT. L.O. SHARP
LINCOLN REGT.
KILLED IN ACTION/
IN FRANCE
JULY 1ST 1916.

SMITH William Alfred
either William Alfred SMITH, Rifleman 4768, 1st Battalion, Rifle brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died 17 April 1917. Born and resident Leamington, enlisted Warwick. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.

or William Alfred SMITH, Guardsman 17185, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Gaurds. Died of wounds 16 November 1916. Aged 20. Born Leamington, enlisted Caterham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Smith, of Club House, Blockley, Worcestershire. Native of Leamington. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 40.

SPERLING Charles Auriol
Lieutenant H.M.S. Petard, Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 24. Born 6 May 1892 in the Poole Resigtration District, Dorset. Enrolled 15 September 1904. Entitled to 1914-15 Star, Victory & British War Medals. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, son of Charles Frederick Denne and Edith Anee Sperling, a school boy, born Parkstone, Dorset, resident Brandon, Brandon and Bretford, Rugby, Warwickshire. In the 1911 census Sunday 2nd April 1911 he was aboard H.M.S. Exe, a midshipman, born Parkstone, Dorset, aged 18, anchored Portland, Weymouth, Dorset. Buried in QUEENSFERRY CEMETERY, West Lothian. Grave 658.
STONE Bertie [William]
Corporal 796, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's). Died 6 June 1915. Born Woutham, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row D. Grave 15.
STONE Cecil [Edward]
Private 265101, 1/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 October 1917. Born Southam, Warwickshire, enlisted Leamington. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row G. Grave 15.
STONE Christopher [James]
Private 1758, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 3 September 1916. Aged 29. Son of Mr. W. H. and Mrs. A. M. Stone, of 12, Chandos St., Leamington Spa. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
TREPPASS Walter Thomas
Sapper 43885, 18th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 6 Febrary 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Leamington, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick. Son of Thomas Treppass, of 31, Oxford St., Leamington Spa. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 29.
TREVISS A C
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TURNER R C
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WARD R G G S
possibly Reginald WARD, Private 20852, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 August 1917. Born and enlisted Leamington, Wrwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8.
WATSON W S
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WEBB E
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WHO GAVE UP THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914-1919.
LOVE AND LIFE BY DEATH ARE TRIED.
LIVE WE FOR ENGLAND, THEY FOR ENGLAND DIED.

1939-1945
THE FALLEN HOLY TRINITY

BEASLEY Donlad
Leading Radio Mechanic FX562863, H.M.S. Shrike, Royal Navy. Died 21 March 1944. Aged 20. Son of Raymond and Elizabeth Beasley, of Leamington Spa. Buried in LEAMINGTON (WHITNASH ROAD) CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Section 92. Consecrated Grave 226.
BELLAMY Ronald Arthur
Leading Aircraftman 949120, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 July 1945. Aged 26. Son of Arthur Ronald and Kathleen Bellamy, of Leamington Spa; husband of Anne Bellamy, of Lillington. Buried in LEAMINGTON (WHITNASH ROAD) CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Section 11. Unconsecrated Grave 24.
BISHOP, DSO Bernard
Captain 160649, 4th Regiment. Royal Horse Artillery. Died 3 April 1944. Aged 28. Son of Bernard Victor and Amelia Kate Bishop, of Leamington Spa; husband of Joan Audrey Bishop, of Leamington Spa. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in LEAMINGTON (WHITNASH ROAD) CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Section 83. Consecrated Grave 115.
BROTHERTON, MC Eric John Roderick
Major 126610, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.. Died 13 September 1944. Aged 28. Son of Eric and Helen Brotherton, of Bournemouth, Hampshire. B.A., Scholar of Balliol College, Oxford. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 10.
COLDWELL-HORSFALL George David
Flying Officer 127257, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 May 1944. Aged 22. Son of James Henry and Doris Francis Coldwell-Horsfall, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, Panel 205.
DAVIDSON Oswald
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 108660, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 November 1941, Aged 30. Son of Oswald and Ethel Davidson, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridgeshire. Grave 6361.
EKINS N P K
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HOBSON John Robert William
Second Lieutenant 118298, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 14 May 1940. Aged 26. Son of Robert John and Dorothy Isabel Hobson; husband of Phyllis Margaret Hobson, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. A.C.A. Buried in AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 13.
ROBERTS Frederick George
Flying Officer (Observer) 80841, 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 9 May 1941. Aged 23. Son of George and Gertrude Elizabeth Roberts, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire; husband of Margaret Olive Roberts. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 13. Row A. Collective grave 5-7.
WALTON Victor Charles
Lieutenant 293733, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 7 June 1944. Aged 30. Son of Victor George and Agnes Edith Walton; husband of Peggy Dorothy Walton, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 8.
WILLOUGHBY Cyril Arthur
Aircraftman 1st Class 949185, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 August 1941. Aged 21. Son of Harry Edward and Emily Willoughby, of Leamington Spa. Buried in LEAMINGTON (WHITNASH ROAD) CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Section 109. Grave 218.

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TELL THEM OF US & SAY
FOR YOUR TOMORROW
WE GAVE OUR TODAY."

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