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WROUGHTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Andy Pay, Researched Martin Edwards 2004
additional information James Castle

There are two memorials in Wroughton, one in St John the Baptist and St Helen's Parish Church and the other being the town memorial. The Town memorial has one extra name added than on the Church memorial; also on the town memorial on one of the Clark's there is an E added to the end which differs from the church memorial.

Wroughton Parish Church

The names of the fallen have been taken from the wooden plaque in the church at Wroughton which is the same as the town memorial with 3 exceptions, listed below. There are no World War 2 names listed but there is plaque within the church and nurmerous graves in the churchyard.

  1. Oliver Clark on the town memorial has an E added to the end of the surname i.e. Oliver Clarke
  2. The name of V. Lovelock appears on the town memorial whereas this name is not on the wooden roll in the church.
  3. The name Shepherd on the memorial is followed by the initial P whereas it says Frank on the wooden Roll.
Photograph © Andy Pay 2005

To the Glory of God and
in memory of the men of
this parish who gave their lives
in the Great War 1914 - 1918
This memorial tablet and the
Reredos in the chapel were
erected by the parishoners.

Be thou faithful unto death and
I will give thee a crown of life

Wroughton Town Meorial

The names of the fallen are listed on the plinth of the memorial for World War 1 and also the later addition of the World War 2 names.

Photograph © Andy Pay 2005

In Grateful Memory
of the Men of this
Parish who laid down
their livesin the
Great War 1914-1918

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

And those of the 2nd World War
1939-1945

The names found on the two memorials have been combined here with the addition of the information from the church plaques and the churchyard.

1914-1918

ASHTON

Edgar Charles

Private 3/9077, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 25. Born Beckhampton, enlisted Swindon, resident Wroughton. Son of Mrs. E. Ashton, of 52, Swindon Rd., Wroughton; brother of Percy Frederick below. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A.

ASHTON

Ernest

E Ashton GravePrivate 6755, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 24th February 1919. Buried in SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN CHURCHYARD, WROUGHTON. Plot 5. Grave 25.

6755  Private
E.  Ashton
Wiltshire Regiment
24th February 1919

ASHTON

Percy Frederick

Private 9084, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th August 1914. Aged 21. Born Farringdon, Berkshire, enlisted Devizes, resident Wroughton. Son of Eliza Ashton, of 52, Swindon Rd., North Wroughton, Wilts., and the late Richard Ashton; brother of Edgar Charles above. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

BALL

Joseph

No further information currently available

BATHE

William Herbert

Private G/55130, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Grove Park. Son of William and Emma Bathe, of 53, Priors Hill, Wroughton. Formerly M2/196793, Motor Transport, Army Service Corps. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 15.

BULLOCK

Charles W

Cahrles bullock GravePrivate 61293, Royal Welsh Fusiliers transferred to 532361, Labour Corps. Died 3rd November 1918. Buried in SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN CHURCHYARD, WROUGHTON. Plot 4. Grave 24.

61293  Private
C.W.  Bullock
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
3rd November 1918

BURFORD

Paul

Paul Burford GravePrivate 21911, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 17th May 1917. Aged 19. Born in Gloucestershire, enlisted Swindon. Son of the late Joseph Burford and of Isabel Ann Burford, late of Barrow Farm, Sandhurst, near Gloucester. Buried in SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN CHURCHYARD, WROUGHTON. Plot 6. Grave 22.

21911  Private
P.  Burford
Gloucestershire Regiment
17th May 1917  Age 19

CLARK

Oliver

Private 320595, 12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 31st October 1918. Aged 32. Enlisted Malmesbury. Son of John and Susan Clark, of Tan House, Sherston, Malmesbury; husband of Annie Clark, of 27, Swindon Rd., Wroughton. Buried in KEZELBERG MILITARY CEMETERY, Wevelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 3.

COOK

Edwin Frank

Private 40542, 1st/8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 6th November 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Swindon, enlisted Sunderland. Son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Cook, of 7, Moredon Rd., Rodbourne Cheney, Swindon. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 128 to 131 and 162 and 162A.

COOK

William H

possibly William John COOK, Private 7669, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 19th September 1914. Born Burderop, enlisted Swindon, resident Wroughton. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

COWLEY

Charles

Private 23657, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 18th October 1916. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Buried in LONGUEVAL ROAD CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row F. Grave 12.

COX

Ernest F

No further information currently available

COXON

John

John Coxon GraveSergeant TT/0408, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died 19th March 1920. Buried in SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN CHURCHYARD, WROUGHTON. Plot 8. Grave 22.

TT/0408  Serjeant
J.  Coxon
Royal Army Vet Corps
19th March 1920

DANCE

Ernest Thomas

Private 8890, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th February 1915. Born Stroud, Gloucestershire, enlisted Devizes, resident Wroughton. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row G. Grave 23.

DAVIS

Ernest T

No further information currently available

DENNY

L

No further information currently available

DIXON

William

William Dixon GravePrivate 7158, Depot, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 2nd November 1918. Buried in SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN CHURCHYARD, WROUGHTON. Plot 7. Grave 6.

7158   Private
W.  Dixon
Wiltshire Regiment
2nd November 1918

EAGOTT

Herbert G

No further information currently available

EDWARDS

Joseph G

Private 220210, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Aged 24. Born Wroughton, enlisted Devizes, resident Spatley, Worcestershire. Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Edwards, of 5, Marlborough Rd., Wroughton. Formerly 202735, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 20.

FRANKLIN

Charles Stanley

Private 22646, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 3rd September 1916. Aged 20. Son of George Robert and Sophia Franklin, of 38, Priors Hill, Wroughton. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A.

FREEBURY

Edward

Private 7159, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th December 1914. Aged 27. Born Wroughton, enlisted and resident Swindon. Son of John and Louisa Freebury, of 14, Union St., Swindon. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

FREEBURY

William

Private 18864, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 35. Born Wroughton, enlisted Pontypridd, resident Llanfabon. Son of John Freebury, of 14, Union St., Swindon. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row D. Grave 4.

GEE

Thomas

No further information currently available

GOGHAN

Herbert

Private 9087, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 17th November 1914 in Mesopotamia (Iraq). Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row B. Grave 18.

GOUGH

Frederick George

Private 6796, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1914. Aged 27. Born Wroughton, enlisted and resident Swindon. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Gough. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

GRANT

William John

Private 31818, "B" Company, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 25th July 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Swindon, resident Wroughton. Son of John and Emma Grant, of Wood Farm Cottages, Wroughton. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVI. Row B. Grave 8.

HAINES

James

Private 7175, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1914. Aged 28. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Son of William and Elizabeth Haines, of 9, Baker Rd., Wroughton. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 33 and 34.

HAWKINS

Charles Titcombe

Private 35150, 6th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th April 1918. Born Swindon, enlisted Devizes, resident Wroughton. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 119 to 120.

HAWKINS

Cornelius

Private 3/9874, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1914. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

HAWKINS

Edward Augustus

Private 28404, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action 5th April 1918. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

HAWKINS

Tom

Sergeant 18184, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 19th January 1917. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXIII. Row L. Grave 14.

HAWKINS

William H

No further information currently available

HOWELL

George

Private 46451, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 5th November 1918. Aged 20. Born Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Son of Mrs. L. J. Howell, of 75, Swindon Rd., Wroughton, and the late F. G. Howell. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 19.

JENNER

Arthur John

Pioneer 148096, 5th Army H.Q. Signal company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27th October 1917. Enlisted Swindon, resident Wroughton. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 7.

KENT

William Richard

Private 3/9852, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 24th August 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Wroughton. Son of Mrs. Fanny Kent, of 11, Perry's Lane, Wroughton, Swindon, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Pier and Face 13 A.

KERR

William Frederick

Private 25779, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 31. Born Wroughton, enlisted Malmesbury, resident Swindon. Son of William Henry and A. Kerr, of Wellington House, Wroughton; husband of Maud Esther Loveday (formerly Kerr), of 4, High St., Wroughton, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64.

LEIGHFIELD

Jesse

No further information currently available

LOVELOCK

George [Henry]

Private 13961, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 1st June 1916. Born Broad Hinton, enlisted Swindon, resident Wroughton. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 17.

LOVELOCK

Victor [Rowland]

Private 24210, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 8th May 1918. Aged 20. Born Broadhinton, enlisted and resident Swindon. Son of Mary Jane and the late George Lovelock. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 119 to 120.

LUKER

Eric

No further information currently available

MARTIN

Frederick

No further information currently available

MERCHANT

Frederick J

No further information currently available

MERCHANT

Henry T

No further information currently available

MIDDLETON

Theodore [Henry]

Private 10409, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 25th December 1914. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13.

MILLS

Edward J

No further information currently available

MOODY

Christopher

Private 19335, "C" Company, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 5th April 1916 in Mesopotamia (Iraq). Aged 16. Born Tooting, Middlesex, enlisted Devizes, resident Wroughton. Son of Mrs. P. E. Moody, of 45, Swindon Rd., Wroughton, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

MOORE

George E

No further information currently available

MORGAN

Egbert [Walter]

Corporal 11248, 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 9th July 1916. Aged 20. Born West Ham, Middlesex, enlisted Devizes, resident harlesden, Middlesex. Son of William and Ellen Morgan, of 10, St. Thomas's Rd., Craven Park, Harlesden, London. Native of Wroughton, Swindon. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 97.

NASH

Ernest J

Private 9364, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 10th August 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Devizes. Son of John Nash, of 63, Swindon Rd., Wroughton, Swindon. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 156 to 158.

PAINTER

George

George Painter GraveSergeant 7990, Wiltshire Regiment transferred to 437328, Labour Corps. Died 15th February 1919. Aged 27. Son of Charles Painter, of Shipton, Moyne, Glos.; husband of Ellen Rosina Painter, of 34, Albion St., Swindon, Wilts. Buried in WROUGHTON (SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN) CHURCHYARD, Wiltshiore. Section 5. Grave 24.

7990  Serjeant
G.  Painter
Wiltshire Regiment
15th February 1919 age 27

PICKETT

Frederick

Private 1107, 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment. Killed in action 1st September 1916. Born Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Formerly 13409, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on THIPEVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 C.

PICKETT

S

No further information currently available

PICKETT

Samuel George

Private 12399, 7th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th April 1917 at Salonika (Greece). Aged 21. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Son of Samuel and Alice Pickett, of 41, High St., Wroughton, Swindon, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

PRYOR

Isaac William

Private 8394, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1914. Aged 26. Born Wroughton, enlisted Swindon, resident Chiseldon. Son of Jacob Pryor, of 97, Montagu St., Swindon, and the late Ann Pryor. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

RICHARDS

James

James Richards GravePrivate 09793, 105th Company, Royal Army Ordanance Corps. Died 13th November 1918. Aged 46. Son of James and Anne Richards; husband of Alice Richards, of 81, Swindon Rd., Wroughton. Buried in WROUGHTON (SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN) CHURCHYARD, Wiltshire. Section 6. Grave 23.

09793  Private
J.  Richards
Royal Army Ordanance Corps
13th November 1918 Age 46

SHEPHERD

Frank

No further information currently available

SHERIDAN

Edward Hill

Rifleman 305242, "A" Company, 1/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Died of wounds at Sauchy L'Estree 28th September 1918. Aged 36. Born Shepherds Bush, enlisted St. Pancras. Husband of Constance Sheridan, of 38, Quernmore Rd., Stroud Green, London. Previously wounded in 1917. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 31.

Edward Hill Sheridan Brass Plaque
To the Glory of God
and in memory of
John Dudley Walters
10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Killed in action at Arras
12th February 1916 aged 22 years
also of
Edward Hill Sheridan
The London Rifle Brigade
Died of wounds at Sauchy L'Estree
29th September 1918 aged 36 years

SKINNER

Daniel

Private 25072 [SDGW} or 25972 [CWGC], 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Born Cirencester, Gloucestershire, enlisted Oxford, resident Wroughton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

SMITH

Frederick

Private 11695, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 10th August 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Son of Edward and Alice Louisa Smith, of 89, Swindon Rd., Wroughton, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 156 to 158.

STEVENS

William [Frederick]

Private 9120, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 21st October 1914. Aged 23. Born South cerney, Gloucestershire, enlisted Devizes, resident Swindon. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. E. Stevens, of Overtown Lodge, Wroughton, Swindon. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot O. Row I. Grave 154.

TARRANT

Alfred

Private 2003423 [SDGW] or 200342 [CWGC], 1st/4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st January 1916. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Winchester. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 21 and 63.

TITCHENER

William Albert

Private 7880, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 23rd August 1916 in Mesopotamia (Iraq). Aged 29. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Swindon. Son of Arthur William and Jane Woodruff Titchener, of Wroughton, Swindon, Wilts. Also served in France. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 7.

TOWNSEND

F Marsham

No further information currently available

TWINING

Walter J

No further information currently available

WALTERS

John Dudley

[Also known as Jack] Private STK/266, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at Arras 12th February 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Wstminster, enlisted London. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.

John Dudley Walters Brass Plaque
To the Glory of God
and in memory of
John Dudley Walters
10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Killed in action at Arras
12th February 1916 aged 22 years
also of
Edward Hill Sheridan
The London Rifle Brigade
Died of wounds at Sauchy L'Estree
29th September 1918 aged 36 years

WILLOUGHBY

Jesse

Driver R4/066436, 42nd Remount Section, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 4th March 1917 in the Balkans. Aged 24. Born and resident Wroughton, enlisted Shirehampton. Grandson of Mrs. H. Willoughby, of 15, Wharf Rd., Wroughton, Wilts. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 928.

1939-1945

BORMAN

Regoinald [Patrick]

Gunner 4799445, 68 Ainti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 6th August 1944. Aged 34. Son of Charles Richard and Elizabeth Ann Borman; husband of Alice Borman, of Wroughton, Wiltshire. Buried in FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL, Calvados, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7.

BOND

L

No further information currently available

BOWERING

Hedley

H Bowering GraveLeading Aircraftman 913557, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th December 1942. Aged 23. Son of Frederick John and Eliza Annie Bowering, of Wroughton; husband of Doris May Bowering, of Moredon, Swindon. Buried in WROUGHTON (SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN) CHURCHYARD, Wiltshire. New part. Row E.E. Grave 27.

913557 Leading Aircraftman
H. Bowering
Royal Air Force
11th December 1942 Age 23

BRIDGES

Arthur Gerald David

Private 5577246, 4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Did 6th August 1944. Aged 21. Son of William Henry and Fanny Louisa Bridges of Wroughton. Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 9.

CODRINGTON

William Alexander [Robert]

2nd Lieutenant,  3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died on active service in Egypt 14th March 1941. Aged 21 years 10 months. Only son of laude Alexander and Ethel May Codrington, of Swindon, Wiltshire. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section P. Grave 189.


In memory of
William Alexander Robert Codrington
2nd Lieutenant  Coldstream Guards
Died on active service in Egypt
March 14th 1941 age 21 years 10 months
Only son of
Claude and Ethel Codrington
of this parish

CARPENTER

E

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CARD

W

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CARD

Arthur [Stanley]

Lance Corporal 5577011, 1sdt Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 18th September 1944. Aged 21. Son of William and Clara Card, of Wroughton, Wiltshire. Buried in GRADARA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row A. Grave 54.

CARD

V

No further information currently available

CARTER, DFC

[Albert] Leslie

Squadfron Leader (Navigator) 44553, 582 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 23rd December 1944. Aged 29. Son of Thomas and Alice Emma Carter; husband of Ruby Eileen Carter, of Wroughton, Wiltshire. Awarded the Distiguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 14. Row C. Grave 10.

DAVIS

[Ilted] Charles [John]

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class D/MX 73323, H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Navy. Died 5th April 1942. Aged 21. Son of John Henry and Ellen Mary Davis, of Wroughton, Wiltshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 68, Column 3.

Note: HMS Dorsetshire was a heavy cruiser, County class, Royal Navy. Launched on 29th January 1929 at Portsmouth Dockyard. In 1942, Dorsetshire was assigned to the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean. In the Imperial Japanese Navy's Indian Ocean raid, she and her sister ship Cornwall were attacked by Japanese Navy dive bombers 320 km (200 mi) southwest of Ceylon on 5 April. Dorsetshire was hit by 10 bombs and sank stern first at about 13:50. Cornwall was hit eight times and sank bow first about 10 minutes later. Of Dorsetshire's crew, 234 men were killed in the attack; more than 500 survived in the water or on rafts, being picked up by the cruiser Enterprise and the destroyers Paladin and Panther the next day.

ELMS

William [George]

Troopert 14291838, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps.Died 20th January 1945. Aged 21. Son of George Edward and Daisy May Elms, of Wroughton, Wiltshire. Buried in SITTARD WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Section/Row/Plot G. Grave 16.

FOX

T

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HISCOCKS

T

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JONES

J

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JONES

K

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JONES

M

No further information currently available

JAMES

Gilbert

Gunner 848053, 124 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died from electrocution 17th October 1942. Aged 24. Son of Albert and Louise James, of 7 Clyde Cottages, Wroughton; husband of Lorna Constance James, of 4 Scarborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire. Buried in SIDON WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 5.

Gilbert was born 4th January 1919, at 64 Swindon Road, Wroughton, the son of Albert Edward (a carpenter) and Louise Sophia (nee Osborne) James and in civilian life he was a wireman. He married Lorna Constance Webb, dau. of Herbert George Webb, on 1st January 1942 ay Swindon. He was aged 22 and she 18 years. Gilbert was then living at 37 Perrys Lane, Wroughton.

Gilbert enlisted into the Royal Artillery Territorial Army at Swindon aged 17 years 3months, he gave his occupation as Labourer. His height was 5 feet 8 inches, wieght 145lbs, complexion fresh, eyes brown and hair brown. Hie was posted to 220/55 (Wessex) Field Brigade 2nd May 1935, he attended Annual Camp for 15 days 1935, then Annual Camp for 15 days 1936, then Annual Camp for 15 days 1937 and then Annual Camp for 15 days 1938. The 220/55 (Wessex) Field Brigade became merged into 217/55 Field Brigade 2nd January 1939. Gilbert was re-engaged to complete 5 years service on 6th April 1939 and was posted to 220/112 Field Brigade 1st July 1939. He attended Annual Camp for 15 days in 1939 and was embodied 2nd September 1939. He was posted to 2nd Reserve Field 112/42 Field Brigade 2nd June 1942 and subsequently posted to 124 Field Brigade where he served until his death 17th October 1942. His Overseas Service saw him in the Middle East from 21st May 1942 until his death. Medals Issued to him were the 1939 - 45 Star, the Africa Star and War Medal 1939/45.

Details and photographs copyright © Carol Barnes 2008

JEFFERIES

[Graham] John

Corporal 642882, Royal Air Force. Died 17th December 1944. Aged 24. Son of Edwin and Kate Jefferies, of Wroughton, Wiltshire; husband of Doreen Ivy Jefferies, of Swindon, Wiltshire. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 27.

LEWIN

F

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MULLIS

Graham [Glyne]

Gunner 854003, 112 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3rd october 1944. Aged 26. Son of Alfred and Alice Mullis; husband of Yosefa Mullis, of Wroughton, Wiltshire. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Locality:, Netherlands. Plot 10. Row A. Grave 16.

ROBINSON

Douglas [Graham]

Private 14204819, 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 8th August 1944. Aged 21. Son of John James Robinson and E. S. Robinson, of Wroughton, Wiltshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 8.

Note: The 1st, 5th and 7th Battalions, Black Watch, part of the 51st Highland Division, were all landed in Normandy on or shortly after D Day, 6th June 1944. They were heavily involved in the actions leading to the breakout from Caen and the Falaise Gap, the 5th Battalion in particular experiencing severe fighting at Breville and Colombelles. There was then little action for the Regiment except for the capture of Le Havre until the autumn and winter fighting in the low lying country astride the River Maas in Holland.

TITCOMB

Ernest Arthur Robert

Petty Office D/JX 129550, H.M.S. Searcher, Royal Navy. Died 22nd January 1945. Aged 34. Son of Arthur William and Jane Eliza Titcomb; husband of Margaret Titcomb, of Cardonald, Glasgow. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.). Buried in CARDONALD CEMETERY, GLASGOW, Scotland. Section E Joint grave 33.

HIs father Arthur William Titcomb was killed in World War 1. Private 40983, Depot, Royal Fusiliers. Died 29th January 1917. Aged 40. Son of Ralph and Alice Titcomb; husband of Eliza Jane Titcomb, of 30, Drew St., Rodbourne, Swindon. Buried north of the church tower in HARTFIELD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Sussex. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 17.

WISE

Maurice Thomas

Sapper 1887634, 990 Port Maintenance Company, Royal Engineers. Died 20th December 1944. Aged 25. Son of Charles Henry and Ann Wise, of Wroughton, Wiltshire. Buried in ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row E. Grave 14.

WISE

J R

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WILLIS

J

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Buried in the graveyard but not on the memorial World War 1

JEFFERIES

G

G Jefferies GravePrivate 25937, 3rd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 8th November 1919. Buried in WROUGHTON (SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN) CHURCHYARD, Wiltwhisre. Section &. Grave 3.

25937  Private
G. Jefferies
Wiltshire Regiment
8th November 1919

PERRY

John William

J W Perry GraveSergeant 8522, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 12th November 1920. Aged 41. Husband of Martha Alice Perry, of 6, Bath St., Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. Buried in the extension of WROUGHTON (SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN) CHURCHYARD, Wiltshire.

8522  Serjeant
J.W.  Perry
Wiltshire Regiment
12th November 1920 Age 41

Buried in the graveyard but not on the memorial World War 2

ANDERSON

Norman MacLeod

N M Anderson GraveLeading Aircraftman 650857, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th November 1945. Aged 25. Son of James and Martha Anderson, of Giffnock, Renfrewshire. Buried in WROUGHTON (SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN) CHURCHYARD, Wiltshire. New part. Row E.E. Grave 11.

650857  Leading Aircraftman
N. M. Anderson
Royal Air Force
17th November 1945 Age 25

GALBRAITH

Ivor Scarlett Campbell

I S C Galbraith GraveFlying Officer (Pilot) 101067, 175 Squadron, Royal Air ForceVolunteer Reserve. Died 5th January 1943. Aged 24. Son of Edward Scarlett Galbraith and Marjorie Edgill Galbraith, of Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Buried in WROUGHTON (SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN) CHURCHYARD, Wiltshire. New part. Row B.B. Grave 28.

Flying Officer
I.S.C. Galbraith
(of Jamaica)
Pilot
Royal Air Force
5th January 1943 age 24

HAMSON

Douglas Charles

D c Hamson Grave Leading Aircraftman 1235027, Royal Air ForceVolunteer Reserve. Died 13th June 1945. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. J. Hamson, of Camberwell, London. Buried in WROUGHTON (SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN) CHURCHYARD, Wiltshire. New part. Row E.E. Grave 5.

1235027  Leading Aircraftman
D. C. Hamson
Royal Air Force
13th June 1945 Age 22

HICKS

Francis Leslie

F L Hicks GraveFlight Sergeant 408207, Royal Australian Air Force. Died 19th February 1943. Aged 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Hicks, of Latrobe, Tasmania; husband of Mavis Ellie Hicks, of Moonah, Tasmania, Australia. Buried in WROUGHTON (SS. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HELEN) CHURCHYARD, Wiltshire. New part. Row E.E. Grave 2.

408207  Flight Sergeant
F. L.  Hicks
Royal Australian Air Force
19th February 1943 Aged 30

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