Detailed World War
1 & 2 information
Compiled and copyright © Stephen Potts 2009
memorial is to be found in St. Michael’s Churchyard, Warmington
Village, Warwickshire. It takes the form of a wheel cross on tapering
shaft atop a teiered plinth, the names abd inscrption being listed on
the plinth. There are 7 names listed for World War 1 and 3 names for
World War 2.
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265082, 2nd Btn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 26/10/1917,
age 27. Born Warmington, enlisted Coventry, residence Coventry.
Husband of Lucy Coggins, 207 Henley Road, Bell Green, Foleshill,
Coventry. The 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment was attached
to the 7th Division. Between 26th October and 10th November 1917
the Division fought in the 2nd Battle of Passchendaele. Charlesís
name is inscribed on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
23089, 4th Btn, Worcester Regiment. Killed in action 6/8/15, age
25, Gallipoli. Born Warmington, enlisted Oxford, residence Sidcup,
Kent. Son of Emma Coggins, Warmington. The 4th Battalion sailed
from Avonmouth on 21st March 1915 for Egypt, landing in Gallipoli
on 25th April 1915. Donaldís name is inscribed on Helles Memorial,
16978, 14th Btn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died France/Flanders
5/9/16, age 30. Born Lower Boddington, enlisted Leamington, residence,
Warmington. Son of John and Ann Hall, the Green, Warmington. The
14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment was part of the 5th Division.
The 5th Division fought on the Somme from 1st July to 5th October
1916. John is buried at St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
Rifleman S/33620, 12th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 1/12/17,
age 20, France and Flanders. (Formerly T/4/16095 Army Service Corps
Horse Transport). Born Warmington, enlisted Banbury, residence Warmington.
Only son of Henry and Mary Hawkes, Warmington. The 12th Rifle Brigade
was part of the 20th (Light) Division and fought in the CambraI
battles between 20th November and 30th December 1917. Williamís
name is inscribed on Cambrai Memorial, France.
148456, 78th Btn Manitoba Regiment, Winnipeg Grenadiers, Canadian
Infantry. Died 21/11/1916, age 26. Son of Richard and Fanny Haynes,
Warmington. The 78th Battalion was part of the 4th Canadian Division.
Between 13th and 19th November 1916 the Division fought in the Battle
of Ancre, the final phase of the Somme Battles. Williamís name is
inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.
540146, 9th Field Coy, Corps of Engineers. Killed in action 2/9/18,
age 23. Born Tunbridge, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Husband of
Evaline Moon, Woodbine Cottage, Warmington. The 9th Field Coy was
attached to the 4th Division. The Division fought in the final Battle
of the Arras which commenced on 2nd September 1918. William is buried
Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, France.
PS/6040 8th Btn, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 7/7/ 1916, age
20, France and Flanders. Born Heaton, Northumberland, enlisted London,
residence listed as Hastings. Son of James and Helina Sharples,
the Manse, Evington, Leicester. The 8th battalion was attached to
the 12th (Eastern) Division). The division fought on the Somme and
on 7th July 1916 was ordered to attack German positions at Ovilliers
village. Frank is buried Ovilliers military cemetery, France.
1455787, 85 Tank Regiment Royal Artillery. Date of death 3/7/1943,
age 32, Son of Hugh Angus and Nancy Coles, Warmington. Husband of
Lillian Coles. Jack was taken prisoner by the Japanese and worked
on the infamous Burma-Siam railway. He is buried in Kanchanburi
War Cemetery, Thailand.
6402425, 7th Btn, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 18/5/1940, age 21.
Son of Harry and Annie Franklin, Warmington. The 7th Battalion was
formed in September 1939 and sent to France as part of the British
Expeditionary Force. On 18th May 1940 whilst on route to defend
the area south of Ardennes the Battalion was bombed whilst on board
train MVK 6900 at St. Roch station. Maurice is buried Marissel French
5392463, 7th Btn, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 16/2/44, age
30, Anzio Italy. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Lymath, Avon Dassett.
After the Anzio landings the allied forces consolidated the beachhead
and by early February 1944 faced counter attacks. Sydney is buried
at Beach Head Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.
21 December, 2018