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SHIPSTON ON STOUR WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Malcolm Davies 2006

The Shipston on Stour memorial stands outside St Edmund's Parish Church in Church Street. It takes the form of a gable headed stone mounment rising from a low brisk wall affixed to which are bronze name panels. The memorial is incised with cross and tracery (roses and foilage) with bronze wreaths in the upper corners. There are 32 names for World War 1 listed by year died, surname, initial, rank and Regiment (listed here in alphabetical order for each of reading) and 12 for World War 2 by surname, initial, rank and Regiment. The memorial was first unveiled by Commander B Eyres Monsell on 13th August 1920, dedicated by the Bishop of Coventry, and re-dedicated 12th November 1950 by local clergy and dignitaries. The memorial originally cost £333 17s 1d, the architect was Mr Edward Adams, sculptors were Messrs E M and H Nuttall and the builder Mr G E Adams.

Photographs Copyright © Malcom Davies 2006

“Erected By The Townspeople In The Memory of Those Who Fought in The Great War” “

Greater Love Hath No Man Than This That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends” John.XV.13

ADAMS

George Perrins

Private 59207, 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 08219 Army Ordnance Corps. Died 23rd March 1918. Age 28. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Sarah Adams, of Church St., Shipton-on-Stour, Worcs, and the late Thomas Henry Adams. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2 and 3.

BARRETT

C

Sergeant 9167, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire. 25th April 1915. Born Weston-on-Avon, Warwicks, enlisted Warwick, resident Shipston on Stour. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 4.

BATCHELOR

Sidney [John]

Lance Corporal 240418, 1st/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 17th June 1918. Age 23. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Shipston on Stour. Son of William and Mary Ann Batchelor, of Shipton-on-Stour, Worcestershire. Buried in MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Plot 3. Row A. Grave 9.

BEGLEY

Samuel

Serjeant 7216, 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 19th August 1918. Age 26. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Birmingham, resident Shipston on Stour. Son of Samuel and Emma Begley, of Shipston-on-Stour. Husband of Olive Begley, of New Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES. Plot 5. Row E. Grave 10.

BRADLEY

Albert

Rifleman 11789, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 10th March 1915. Age 18. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Warwick, resident Shipston on Stour. Brother of Mrs. L. Hemmings, of Stratford Rd., Shipston-on-Stour. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 32 and 33.

BRADLEY

Herbert

Sergeant Major, Canadian Regiment 1918 - No further information currently available

BRADLEY

James

Corporal T4/242655, 241st Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 10th July 1919. Age 36. Born at Shipston-on-Stour. Husband of Frances Miriam Bradley, of Elm Terrace, Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs. Buried in COLCHESTER CEMETERY. Plot N. Row 3. Grave 60.

BRADLEY

Owen [George]

Driver T3/025010, 192nd Company, Army Service Corps. Died 31st August 1917. Age 22. Born Manchester, enlisted York, resident Shipston on Stour. Son of Owen and Louisa Bradley, of Stratford Rd., Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 3.

BURY

Wilfred Roland

Private 2217, Northamptonshire Yeomanry transferred to (466855) 90th Company, Labour Corps. Died 9th August 1919. Age 26. Son of Thomas and Annie Bury, of 5, Moreton Terrace, Telegraph St., Shipston-on-Stour. Buried in CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot III. Row B. Grave 25.

CHAPPLE

Reginald Charles

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 12th April 1918. Age 30. Son of Charlie and Bessie Douglas Chapple, of Rydal House, Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 6.

COE

Kingston [Bertram Charles]

[Listed as Trooper] Private 2127, Warwickshire Yeomanry. Died 21st August 1915 at Gallipoli. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Shipston on Stour, resident Shipston on Stour. Not yet located on CWGC

FISHER, MM

Hubert John

Serjeant 268147, 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 14/th April 1918. Age 21. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Stratford Upon Avon. Son of Mrs. Gertrude Fisher, of 5, Wellington Terrace, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 2 and 3.

GARDNER

George

Private 7300, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 28th February 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Birmingham, resident Shipston on Stour.

HADDON

Richard Percy

[P R HADDON on memorial] Rifleman R/9744, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 25th September 1915. Age 21. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Stratford, Essex, resident Shipston on Stour. Commemorated on Panel 51 and 53. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

HANDS

Charles

Private 51071, 11th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Formerly 5726 2nd Cavalry Reserve. Died 31st May 1917. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Birmingham, resident Shipston on Stour. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Plot/Row Section B. Grave 7.

HANDS

Harry

Corporal 2037, 1st/1st Battalion, Warwickshire Yeomanry. Died 9th January 1917. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Shipston on Stour, resident Shipston on Stour. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 55.

HUNT

R F

[Listed a F R GARDNER on CWGC] Stoker 1st Class K/22106, HMS Glory, Royal Navy. Died 25th June 1916. Age 22. Son of John and Emma Hunt, of Back St., Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY. Plot E. Row 24. Grave 27.

LANGLEY

H

Private, Royal Fusiliers 1917 – No further information currently available.

LANGLEY

Reginald

Lance Sergeant 240033, 1st/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 15th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Shipston on Stour. No yet located on CWGC.

LLOYD

Francis [Burrows]

[Listed on memorial as Lieutenant, 1st Devon R] Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 3rd October 1916. Age 21. Native of Shipston-on-Stour. Son of The Rev. D. and Margaret A. Lloyd, of Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE. Plot I. Row G. Grave 8.

MANDERS

Francis George

Lance Corporal 116769, 38th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly 42679 Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 27th October 1918. Age 26. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Manders, of Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs.; husband of Annie Freeman (formerly Manders), of 2, Woodland Terrace, Blockley, Worcs. Buried in FOREST COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Plot/Row/Section A. 15.

McMICHAEL

Colin John Wyld

Private 514997, 14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish). Died 6th September 1918. Age 19. Born Bridgnorth, enlisted Bridgnorth, resident Shipston on Stour. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Colin McMichael, of 32, High St., Bridgnorth. Buried in BRIDGNORTH CEMETERY. Grave 523 J.

NASON

Herbert George

Sergeant Farrier/Shoeing Smith 61508, "V" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 2nd March 1915. Age 27. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Birmingham. Son of William and Emma Nason, of Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 21.

NICHOLLS

Archibald H

Private 7930, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 10th May 1915. Age 27. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Bristol. Son of W. J. E. and Emma Nichols, of New St., Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs. Commemorated on Panel 22 and 34. YPRES (MENIN GATE)

RANDALL

William Thomas

Gunner 107357, 269th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 17th July 1917. Age 30. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Stratford Upon Avon, resident Shipston on Stour. Son of Thomas and Harriet Randall, of Shipston-on-Stour; husband of Annie Maria Iliff Randall, of West St., Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY. Plot Plot XIII. Row J. Grave 13.

ROUSE

Arthur

Private 28371, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 1st December 1917. Age 37. Born Oxhill, Warwickshire enlisted Worcester. Son of John and Elizabeth Rouse, of Oxhill, Kineton, Warwickshire; husband of Mayden Rouse, of The Horse Shoe Inn, Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL. Panel 2.

SALISBURY

Albert Edward

Lance Corporal 96377, 11th Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 27th March 1919. Age 25. Son of George and Ellen Salisbury, of Church St., Shipston-on-Stour. Buried in SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR CEMETERY. Grave C. 456.

STEIN

Charles Disney Pender

Sapper 45014, 3rd Field Company, 1st Battalion, Canadian Engineers. Died 24th May 1916. Age 25. Son of Charles Stein, O.B.E., M.D., and Mary McKenzie Stein, A.R.R.C., of Park House, Shipston-on-Stour. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot I. Row A. Grave 19. Attestation details - Born 4th October 1890. Next of Kin Mary McKenzie Stein. Attested: 26/09/1914 at Valcartier, Canada. Occupation: Bank Clerk. Previous Military Experience: 1 year 2nd east Surrey 2½ years 6th Field Engineers. Physical Description: 5’ 7”tall, dark complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. Canadian Archive Attestation Papers for Stein http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gat3/119300a.gif

STURCH

Albert

[Listed on memorial as Private, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.] Private 19709, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 6th July 1916. Age 27. Born Normanton, Yorkshire, enlisted Birmingham, resident Winoma, Canada. Son of William Albert Sturch, of Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire and the late Mary Ann Sturch. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A.

STURCH

E

Private 7299, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 26th March 1916. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Birmingham, resident Shipston on Stour. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Plot VI. Row Q. Grave 4.

SUMMERS

Fred

[Spelt SUMNERS on CWGC] Lance Corporal 8166, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 28th April 1916. Age 33. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Worcester, resident Birmingham. Son of Fred and Harriet Sumners, of New St., Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire; husband of Minnie Sumners, of Central Hotel, Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

SUTTON

Thomas

Private 19141, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 1st July 1916. Age 29. Born Shipston on Stour, enlisted Stratford Upon Avon, resident Shipston on Stour. Son of Thomas and Eliza Sutton, of Hartwells Yard, Telegraph St., Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.

1939-1945

BAILEY

Francis Harry

Trooper 7888698, 'A' Squadron, Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), Royal Armoured Corps. Died 10th September 1944. Age 33. Son of Francis James Bailey and Emily Bailey, of Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire. Buried in BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY. Plot X. Row 18. Grave 14.

BLAND

Ronald Joseph

Seaman Deck Boy, M.V. Narragansett (London), Merchant Navy. Died 25th March 1942. Age 19. Son of Fred and Ethel Bland, of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 72.

BREWER

Horace

Gunner 4080834, 311 Battery, 90 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13th February 1944. Age 28. Son of Samuel and Frances Grace Brewer, of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. Buried in ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row N. Grave 4.

BURNELL

F A

Trooper 5190753, 1st Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 31st March 1945. Age 26. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 43. Row D. Grave 14.

CARTER

Henry Wilfred

Private 14435733, 1/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 30th July 1944. Age 18. Son of Henry and Charlotte Carter, of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. Commemorated on Bayeux Memorial. Panel 13, Column 1.

CLIFFORD

Granville Augustus

Leading Airman FX86847, H.M.S. Kestrel, Royal Navy. Died 25th June 1943. Age 18. Son of Angelo Augustus and Ellen Emily Clifford, of Shipston-on-Stour. Buried in SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR CEMETERY. Section A. Grave 22.

HIBBERD

Cecil Frederick

Lance Sergeant 4919920, 8th Battalion, Royal Scots. Died 29th April 1945. Age 28. Son of Frederick and Agnes Lambert Hibberd; husband of Janet Mary Hibberd, of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 3A. Row A1. Grave 11.

JOY

Terrence Wong

Sergeant (Observer) 123845, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th June 1942. Age 20. Son of Wong Joy and of Gladys Wong Joy, of North Crawley, Buckinghamshire. Buried in HARLINGEN GENERAL CEMETERY. Plot E. Row 3. Grave 3.

LOMAS

Philip Edwin

Sergeant (Navigator) 1581882, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st April 1944. Age 21. Son of Thomas Edwin and Hilda Victoria Lomas, of Tredington. Buried in SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR CEMETERY. Section D. Grave 538.

ROWETT

John Allan

Driver 1942799, 152 Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died 18th June 1945. Age 24. Son of John William and Rosamund Rowett; husband of Audrey Mary Rowett, of Redcar, Yorkshire. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY. Plot 23. Row I. Grave 7.

SUTTON

Leslie John

Leading Airman FAA/FX 96096, H.M.S. Owl, Royal Navy. Died 7th June 1944. Age 19 Son of Charles and Nellie Elizabeth Sutton, of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 5, Panel 3.

WEBB

Ernest Arthur

Corporal 5105579, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 21st May 1940. Age 29. Son of Ernest and Susan Nellie Webb; husband of Iris Webb, of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. Buried in HOLLAIN CHURCHYARD. Row A. Grave 7.

Last updated 28 June, 2008

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