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NAPTON ON THE HILL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2- Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2017

The memorial is located in the grounds of St. Lawrence's Churchyard Extension, Church Lane off Vicarage Road, Napton on the Hill. It takes the form of an obelisk memorial standing in the lower Churchyard extension. The memorial has a single-stepped base surmounted by a square, two-stage, pink granite plinth, the lower half chamfered on its top edges, the upper half is tapered with chamfered top edges; rising from the plinth is a square sectioned, tapering, grey granite obelisk. The inscriptions are to be found on the upper plinth, infilled with black paint. There are 29 names for World War 1.

The Roll of Honour is a painted and decorated wooden panel on the wall of St. Lawrence's Church, Church Road, off Vicarage Road, Napton on the Hill. It contains 29 names for World War 1 and 8 for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2017

THE
PARISHIONERS OF NAPTON
HAVE ERECTED THIS
MONUMENT
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEN
OF THE VILLAGE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY DURING
THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
ST JOHN XV.13.V

ALSOP Wilfred E
Private 38063, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 August 1918. Born Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Rugby. Son of Mr. W. E. Alsop, of Payne's Cottages, Napton, Rugby. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row E. Grave 5.
BADGER Arthur Francis
Private 72162, 143rd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 27 August 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Napton, Warwicks, enlisted Southam. Son of Charles and Mary Badger, of Shuckburgh Rd., Napton, Warwickshire. Formerly 5961. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot II. Row H. Grave 28.
BADGER Arthur Albert
[Listed as A H BADGER on external memorial] Bombardier 153003, Royal Field Artillery transferred to Private 235869, Labour Corps. Died 24 November 1918. Buried in NAPTON-ON-THE-HILL CHURCH CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Grave reference 6. 5.
BATCHELOR Clement John Fell
Private 38493, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 25 [SDGW] or 26 [CWGC] April 1918. Born and resident Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Rugby. Buried in VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 13.
BATCHELOR Thomas [Henry]
Private 35003, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 25 December 1917. Aged 37. Born Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Coventry. Son of Thomas and Ann Batchelor, of Napton, Warwickshire. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XVI. Row A. Grave 27.
BEASLEY Clement Fell
Private 23762, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Born and resident Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Southam, Warwickshire. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IXA. Row B. Grave 1.
BLUNDELL Gerald James
Private
COX Albert Frederick
[Memorial lists Private] Sapper 34502, 79th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 20 May 1917. Born Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Rugby, Warwickshire. Formerly 9944, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 20.
DUCKETT Thomas French
Private 18101, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Aged 40. Born and resident Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick, Warwickshire. Son of Mrs. Julia Duckett, of Napton, Rugby. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.
EADON George Edmund
Private 13066, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born and resident Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick, Warwickshire. Buried in SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 83.
EADON Henry
Private 2393, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 April 1915. Born Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Coventry, Napton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8.
FLETCHER George Edward
Private 268321, 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1917. Born and resident Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Rugby, Warwickshire. Buried in WIELTJE FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row B. Grave 13.
FRENCH Oliver
Private 6075, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on service 10 February 1917. Aged 37. Born Napton, Warwickshire, resident Rugby, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick. Son of Robert William French, of Clyde House, Napton, Rugby. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 58.
HOULDSWORTH H James
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. "President", Royal Navy. Died 23 February 1919. Buried in NAPTON-ON-THE-HILL CHURCH CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Grave reference 15. 5.
HANDS John Henry
Rifleman 52262, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died 15 October 1918. Aged 39. Husband of Harriet M. Hands, of Southam Rd., Napton, Rugby. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 19.
HANDS [Harold] John
Private
HANDS William Frank
Private
IZOD Aubrey
Sergeant
JUSTICE Percy Harold
Private 9032, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 24 January 1915. Aged 25. Born Napton-On-The-Hill, Warwickshire, resident Rugby, enlisted Warwick. Son of Mr. C. W. and Mrs. J. Justice, of Napton, Rugby. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 2 and 3.
LINES Henry
Private 9938, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Born and resident Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Rugby, Warwickshire. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XVI. Row E. Grave 28.
LINES Sidney Ernest
Gunner
MACPHERSON Arthur John
Private
MATTHEWS Harry [Johnson]
Private G/69306, 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) transferred to Private 69306, 116th Company, Labour Corps. Died on service 14 December 1917. Aged 28. Born Napton, Warwickshire, resident Shadwell, Middlesex, enlisted Stepney, Middlesex. Son of David and Mary Annie Matthews, of Napton, Rugby. Formerly 41877, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 16.
PEARSON John Eric
Sergeant, Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (M.S.M.).
SHEASBY Francis Lloyd
Sapper 40120, 64th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 15 October 1915. Aged 23. Born Napton, Warwickshire, resident Chipping Norton, Oxon, enlisted Worcester. Son of F. J. and Alice Sheasby, of Leys, Chipping Norton, Oxon. Native of Napton, Warwickshire. Buried in SPOILBANK CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row H. Grave 1.
SHEASBY Horace James
Private 103518, 101st (Bucks and Berks) Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 30 December 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Napton, Warwickshire, enlisted Rugby, Warwickshire. Son of F. H. and Lizzie Sheasby, of Hackwell Hill, Napton, Rugby. Buried in ST. MARTIN CALVAIRE BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 7.
SHEASBY Walter John
Private
TAYLOR William
Private 33280, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 26. Born Napton, Warwickshire, resident Byfield, Warwickshire, enlisted Rugby, Warwickshire. Son of William and Rose Ann Taylor, of Marston Doles, Byfield, Rugby. Formerly 5380, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
TIBBS Frederick
Private 24587, 256th Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps. Died in United Kingdom 21 July 1916. Aged 42. Born Daventry, Northants, resident Napton, Rugby, enlisted Birmingham. Husband of Lucy Tibbs, of Staverton, Daventry. Formerly 20037, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in DORCHESTER (FORDINGTON) CEMETERY, Dorset. New Section, Grave 735.

NAPTON ROLL OF HONOUR

1914-1918 1939-1945
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE TWO WARS

ALSOP Wilfred
See war memorial above
BADGER Arthur Albert
See war memorial above
BADGER Arthur Francis
See war memorial above
BATCHELOR Clement John Fell
See war memorial above
BATCHELOR Thomas
See war memorial above
BEASLEY Clement Fell
See war memorial above
BLUNDELL Gerald James
See war memorial above
COX Albert Frederick
See war memorial above
DUCKETT Thomas French
See war memorial above
EADON George Edmund
See war memorial above
EADON Henry
See war memorial above
FLETCHER George Edward
See war memorial above
FRENCH Oliver
See war memorial above
HANDS James
See war memorial above
HANDS John Henry
See war memorial above
HANDS William Frank
See war memorial above
HOLDSWORTH Harold John
See war memorial above
IZOD Aubrey
See war memorial above
JUSTICE Percy Harold
See war memorial above
LINES Henry
See war memorial above
LINES Sidney Ernest
See war memorial above
MACPHERSON Arthur John
See war memorial above
MATTHEWS Harry Johnson
See war memorial above
PEARSON John Eric
See war memorial above
SHEASBY Francis Lloyd
See war memorial above
SHEASBY Horace James
See war memorial above
SHEASBY Walter John
See war memorial above
TAYLOR William
See war memorial above
TIBBS Frederick
See war memorial above
[1939-1945]
DURHAM Patrick George
Sergeant (Observer) 514156, 26 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 5 March 1941. Aged 30. Son of John and Sarah Durham, of Napton; husband of Mary Durham, of Napton. Buried in South-East part of NAPTON-ON-THE-HILL CHURCH CEMETERY, Warwickshire.
GRIFFIN Thomas William
Private 5257738, 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 4 November 1944. Aged 32. Son of Arthur George and Louise Mary Griffin, of Napton-on-the-Hill, Warwickshire. Buried in MELDOLA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row C. Grave 2.
KITCHENER Reginald
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1203909, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 July 1942. Aged 32. Son of William and Elizabeth Jane Kitchener; husband of Iris Mary Kitchener, of Napton. Buried in South-East part of NAPTON-ON-THE-HILL CHURCH CEMETERY, Warwickshire.
NEAL Alfred Bernard
No further information currently
SHEASBY Jonathan
Aircraftman 2nd Class 948500, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 August 1940. Aged 23. Son of John and Annie Sheasby, of Napton. Buried in South-East part of NAPTON-ON-THE-HILL CHURCH CEMETERY, Warwickshire.
TAYLOR Geoffrey Francis
No further information currently
TAYLOR William
No further information currently
THORNICROFT Albert
No further information currently

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