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HIMBLETON, ST MARY MAGDALENE - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Sandra Taylor

Found inside Himbleton Church of St Mary Magdalene in the village of Himbleton, Worcestershire.

Photograph Copyright © 2004 - Sandra Taylor

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE WOMEN OF HIMBLETON AND HUDDINGTON
AND GWENDOLEN AND CYNTHIA GASCOIGNE TO THE SONS OF THESE
PARISHES WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919

BULLOCK

Arthur [Edward]

Private PLY/2357, 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Missing since 27th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Husband of Esther Elizabeth Bullock, of 8, New Rd, Netherton, Dudley, Worcestershire. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

EDGECOMBE

Edwin

Sergeant 4915, 10th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds received in Albert 23th [memorial states 25th] November 1916. Born Himbleton, enlisted Birmingham, resident Droitwich. Son of Alice Edgecombe, of Himbleton, nr. Droitwich. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Grave IV. E. 27.

FRIER

Hubert

Private, 25th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. Killed in action 10th August 1918.

GUISE

Wallace [Rawson]

[SDGW states name as Lawson Wallace GUISE] Lance Corporal 27552, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds received at Ypres 26th September 1917. Born and resident Himbleton, enlisted Worcester. Son of Rawson and Martha Guise, of Church Cottage, Himbleton, Droitwich, Worcestershire. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXIII. C. 8A.

GOOCH

Arthur

Gunner 184279, 70th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in Belgium 16th October 1917. Age 24. Son of Arthur and Hannah Gooch, of Wicklewood, Norfolk. Born Wicklewood, Noroflk, enlisted Garforth, Torkshire, residence Wymondham, Norfolk. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. B. 20. [Strange entry this as it has no real Himbleton link - the date is one day out and the Regiment is correct].

OSBORNE

Harold [Colin Jesse]

Private 4540, 1st/7th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in France 4th June 1916. Age 18. Born Worcester, enlisted Coventry. Son of Jesse and Sarah Ann Osborne, of Honeysuckle Villa, Himbleton, Droitwich, Worcestershire. Buried in HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. E. 9.

ROGERS

Frank

Private, 14th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. Died 9th November 1918. Not found on either SDGW or CWGC.

WELLS

Arthur

Private 27541, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action in France 13th April [CWGC & SDGW states 17th April] 1918. Age 27. Born Huddington, enlisted Worcester, resident Droitwich. Son of Thomas and Esther Wells, of Sale Green, Droitwich, Worcestershire. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
FT/SGT. WILLIAM H. R. JENKINS
KILLED IN ACTION OVER LEIPZIG
APRIL 11, 1945 AGED 22 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIMBLETON YOUTH CLUB.

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
ABLE SEAMAN
ALBERT RICHARD CARVER STEPHENS
D.S.M.
KILLED IN ACTION AT ST. NAZAIRE
28TH MARCH 1942 AGED 30 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIS FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS

JENKINS

William Howard Roger

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1580231, 630 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action over Leipzig 10th April 1945. Age 22. Son of William and Annie Jenkins, of Sale Green, Worcestershire. Buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany. Collective grave 4. Z. 2-6

STEPHENS, DSM

Albert Richard Carver

Able Seaman P/JX131369, H.M. M.G.B. 314, Royal Navy. Killed in action at St Nazaire 28th March 1942. Age 30. Awarded the Distiguished Serice Medal (DSM). Son of Albert and Sarah Eliza Stephens, of Himbleton. Pupil of Royal Grammar School 1924-1927. Buried East of church in St Mary Magdalene churchyard, Himbleton, Worcestershire

21 March 2004

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