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RADWAY WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial is in the form of a lych gate at the entrance to St Peter's Church. The memorial is in the form of two brass panels affixed to the lych gate. A further panel (not listed here) lists those who served and returned. There are 44 names of those who served and returned for World War 1, 8 names of thiose who died in World War 1 and 2 names of those who fell in World War 2.

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IN SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WAR

ADAMS [George] Howard
Private 20240 Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 10th Btn. George was the son of George Adams, Radway, Warwickshire. Records show that he was born in Radway and enlisted at Kineton. The 10th Battalion was part of the 19th (Western) Division which landed in France from 16-21st July 1915. Between 20th and 25th September 1917 the 19th Division fought the Battle of Menin Road Ridge, one of the Third Battles of Ypres. Howard was killed in action on 21st September 1917, age 21. His name inscribed on Tyne Cot memorial, Belgium.
ASKEW [Samuel] Thomas
Private 25159 8th East Surrey Regiment. Thomas was the son of Richard and Matilda Askew. Records show that he was born in Northend and enlisted Warwick. His residence is shown as Ratley in 1901 census. The 8th Battalion was part of the 18th (Eastern Division) which landed at Boulogne 2nd June 1915. The 18th Division fought in the Battle of Ancre Heights, one of the Somme Battles, between 1st and 11th November 1916. Thomas died of his wounds on 11th November 1916, age 32. He is buried Contay British Cemetery, France.
ASTELL Edward
Private 12471 Ox and Bucks Light Infantry, 6th Btn. Records show that Edward was born in Banbury and his residence was listed as Chacombe Oxfordshire. He enlisted at Birmingham. The 6th Battalion formed at Oxford and was part of the 20th Light Division that landed at Boulogne on 22nd July 1915. The 20th Light Division fought in the Battle of Flers Courcelette, the third phase of the battle of the Somme, between 15th and 22nd September 1916. Edward was killed in action on 17th September 1916, age 27. His name is inscribed on Thiepval memorial, Northern France.
GIBBINS Maurice
Private 24555 Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment, 6th Btn. Records show that Maurice was born Radway and enlisted Kineton. He was the Son of John and Mary Gibbins, Radway. The 6th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment was part of the 12th (Eastern) Division. On 18th September 1918 the Division attacked the Hindenburg Line at Epehy. Maurice was killed in Action 21st September 1918, age 21. He is buried at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, France.
GWYER Alastair Grant

Born 10th May 1883. Captain 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers). Alistair was the son of Mrs Cecil Gwyer and the late Cecil Gwyer, Perthshire. He was gazetted 2nd Lt in January 1902; promoted Lieut in September 1903 and Capt in May 1908; subsequently retired and joined the reserve of officers, rejoining his Regiment on the out break of the European war. (Du ruvigny’s roll of honour) The 6th Battalion Dragoon Guards moved to France in August, September 1914. On 14th October the 6th Dragoon Guards was attached to the 2nd Cavalry Division. Between the 19th October and 22nd November 1914 the 6th Dragoon Guards fought in the 1st Battle of Ypres. Alastair was killed on 22nd October 1914 age 31. He is buried Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Belgium.

He is commemorated on a plaque within the church, dates and spellings differ.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF CAPTAIN ALISTAIR GRANT GWYFOR 16 DRAGOON GUARDS CARABINIERS AGE 31 KILLED IN ACTION 27TH OCTOBER 1914 LAID TO REST WYTESTHAETHE BELGIUM

LINDON John
L/Cpl 310206 1ST Warwickshire Yeomanry. Records show that John was born in Radway and enlisted at Kineton. He was the son of Mr and Mrs S.A. Lindon, Radway Grounds, Kineton. The 1st Warwickshire Yeomanry was assigned to the Australian Mounted Division and fought in the first and second Battles of Gaza and the Battle of Mughar Ridge on 13th November 1917. Records show that John died of wounds on 12th November 1917, age 25. He is buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.
NEWELL Thomas [Charles Edwin]
Private 285295 Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Records show that Thomas was the husband of Elsie Newell Daphne Cottage, Radway. He enlisted in Oxford. The Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars was part of the 2nd Cavalry Division. Between 8th and 11th August 1918 the Division fought in the Battle of Amiens. Thomas died of wounds on the 10th August 1918, age 34. He is buried Villiers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, France.
WEST [William] Robert
Cpl 1065 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 1/5th Btn. Records show that Robert was born in Fenny Compton, and enlisted at Derby. His residence is listed as Leamington Spa. The 1/5th Btn landed in France on 25th February 1915 and formed part of the 46th (North Midland) Division. The Division was sent to the Ypres Salient. William was killed in Action 16th July 1915. His name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

R.I.P.

IN SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL
ON ACTIVE SERVICE 1939 - 1945

McCLUSKEY Thomas
Sergeant, Flight Engineer, 1832010, 138 Squadron RAF, killed 1st June 1944, age 29. Records show that Thomas was the husband of Margret McCluskey, Radway, Warks and son of Peter and Margret McCluskey, Kelty, Fife. He is buried at Bergen-Op-Zoom, War Cemetery, Netherlands. 138 Squadron RAF equipped with Handley Page Halifax Bombers Mk II and was based at RAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire. The squadron was assigned to special duties and dropped Special Operation Executive agents.
PADBURY Samuel Francis
Gunner 965564 Royal Artillery, 80 (the Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment. Samuel was the son of Harry and Mary Padbury, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. Samuel took part in the Battle of Anzio which took place between 22nd January and 5th June 1944. He was killed on the 18th February 1944, age 26, and is buried at Anzio War Cemetery.
Memorials within the church but not on memorial
CHAMBERS Charles
CHARLES CHAMBERS ESQ. SECOND SON OF THE REVD.
THOMAS CHAMBERS BY MARY, DAUGHTER OF
SANDERSON MILLER, ESQ. OF THIS PARISH, AND
GRANDSON OF THOMAS CHAMBERS, ESQ OF STUDLEY
IN THIS COUNTY.
FOR MANY YEARS HE WAS ACTIVELY ENGAGED AS
A SURGEON IN THE ROYAL NAVY. WITH A VIEW
TO BE PROFESSIONALLY USEFUL HE VOLUNTARILY
ACCOMPANIED AN EXPEDITION ON THE 28 JULY 1809
BY THE BOATS OF THE SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND
OF SIR J SAUMAREZ AGAINST A BRIG AND SEVERAL
RUSSIAN GUNBOATS AT FREDRICKSHAM, GULF OF
FINLAND. THE ENEMY'S VESSELS WERE ALL TAKEN
AFTER A SANGUINARY CONTEST. FOR HIS SERVICES
ON THIS OCCASION HE WAS SPECIALLY THANKED
IN THE ADMIRAL'S DISPATCH AND SUBSEQUENTLY
RECIEVED A WAR MEDAL.
DIED 6 AUGUST 1854
KINGSMILL Henry
HERE LYETH EXPECTING THE SECOND COMING OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR HENRY KINGSMILL ESQ. SECOND SON OF HENRY KINGSMILL OF SIMONTON IN YE COUNTY OF SOUTHERN KENT WHO SERVING AS A CAPTAIN OF FOOT UNDER HIS MAJESTY CHARLES 1ST OF BLESSED MEMORY WAS AT YE BATTLE OF EDGEHILL IN YE YEARE OF OUR LORD 1642 AS HE WAS MANFULLY FIGHTING ON BEHALF OF HIS KING AND COUNTRY UNHAPPILY SLAIN BY CANNON BULLET IN MEMORY OF WHOM HIS MOTHER THE LADY BRIDGET KINGSMILL DID IN THE 46TH YEARE OF HER WIDOWHOOD IN THE YEARE OF OUR LORD 1670 ERECTED THIS MONUMENT. I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE HENCEFORTH IS LAYD UP FOR ME THE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

R.I.P.

Last updated 6 February, 2010

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