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WORCESTER, ST JOHN IN BEDWARDINE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Sandra Taylor; researched Martin Edwards

The memorial stands in the grounds of St John in Bedwardine, Church Close, Worcester. It takes the form of two stone obelisks with small, narrow centre panel, tiered. There are 104 names for World War 1 and 15 for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © 2004 - Sandra Taylor

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF ST JOHN'S WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR A.D. 1914-1918

AYRTON
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BADGER
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BAKER
Alfred Frederick [Barry]
Private 33373, 13th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of Robert Barry Baker and Florence Evelyn Baker, of 6, Skinner St., St. John's, Worcester. Formerly 6396, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Nelgium. Panel 5 and 6.
BANCROFT
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BIRBECK
Harold [Joseph]
Private 50549 [SDGW] or 50540 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 9 June 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of Thomas and Agnes Birbeck, of 43, Rowley Hill St., St. Johns, Worcester. Formerly 39958, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row F. Grave 18.
BIRCHLEY
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BISHOP
William Frederick
Private 35896, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte fo Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 20 September 1918. Aged 23. Born Worcester, enlisted Birmingham, resident St. John's, Worcester. Son of Frederick Henry and Annie Bishop, of 33, McIntyre Rd., St. John's, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.
BOSWORTH
Ernest Victor
Private 203819, 1st/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22 February 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of George and Annie Bosworth, of 2, Skinner St., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 2.
BRAY
Frederick James
Private 325578, "D" Squadron, Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry). Killedin action in Egypt 23 April 1916. Aged 23. Born Powick, enlisted and resident Worcester. Son of James and Sophia Bray, of Barn Close, St. John's, Worcester; husband of Lilian Bray, of 41, Astwood Rd., Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panel 3 and 5.
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BRUTON
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BURGESS
Sydney Hugh
Lance Corporal 3053, "A" Company, 2nd/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 23 October 1916. Aged 26. Enlisted and resident Worcester. Son of Leonard and Martha W. Burgess, of 46, Nelson Rd., St. John's, Worcester. Attended Royal Grammar School from 1903 to 1905. Buried in WORCESTER (ST. JOHN'S) CEMETERY, Worcetershire. Grave 603. Also appears on the Worcester Royal Grammar School memorial.
CARWARDINE
Thomas Edward
Lance Corporal 10236, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of Thomas and Emily Carwardine, of 3, Holly Cottages, Nursery Rd., St. John's, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 64 and 65.
CAUSIER
Leonard [Austin]
Private 3959, "A" Company, 1st/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Martin Hussintree, Worcs., enlisted Kidderminster, resident Worcester. Son of John and Sarah Jane Causier, of Gown East, St. John's, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.
CHARLES
William Joseph
Private 102088, 171st Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 21. Born St. John's, Worcester, enlisted Worcester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Charles, of 13, Blakefield Rd., St. Johns, Worcester. Formerly 55161, 6th Labour Company, Devonshire Regiment Buried in ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Somme, France. Plot XVI. Row D. Grave 2.
CHIGNELL
Hugh
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action aged 19 on 26th April 1918. Son of George Street Chignell and Emma May Chignell, of Thornloe Bank, Worcester. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Worcester, son of George Steel and Emma Mary Chignell, resident 103, Bransford Road, Worcester. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Worcester, at school, son of George Steel and Emma Mary Chignell, resident 53 Comer Road, Worcester. Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 75 to 77. Also appears on Worcester Kings School memorial, Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and Worcester Guildhall memorials.

Extract from The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War, by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke.

Second Lieutenant Chignell was killed during the second battle of Kemmel. The village had been taken by British forces but when the French failed to take Kemmel Hill and provide support for them, they were forced to withdraw from the village to the railway line. The 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment lost 9 officers and 90 N.C.O.ís and men during the battle, including Hugh Chignell.

COLLINS
George Henry
Private 12125, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6 August 1915. Aged 23. Born Kempsey, Worcesterm enlisted Worcester. Son of George Collins, of Lower Wick, St. John's, Worcester, and the late Elizabeth Collins. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 104 to 113.
COOK
Robert
Private 26634, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 10 October 1916. Aged 29. Born High Lane, Worcester, enlisted Wocester, resident St. John's, Worcester. Son of Edmund and Elizabeth Cook, of 29, Pitmaston Rd., St. John's, Worcester. Formerly 20368, Royal berkshire Regiment. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 25.
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COOK
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COX
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CROMPTON
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DREW
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DRINKWATER
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ENNIS
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FARMER
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FARMER
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FIDOE
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FULCHER
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FULCHER
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FULCHER
Thomas Henry
Private 50633, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 October 1918. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of Mrs. E. Fulcher, of 46, Blakefield Rd., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in LEUZE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 1.
GWILLAM
Joseph
Private 240988, 2nd/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1917. Aged 30. Enlisted and resident Worcester. Husband of Lily Gwillam (nee Sharples), of 10, Malvern Rd., St. Johns, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77.
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HAINES
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HALL
Arthur William
1st Battalion, Worcestershire Yeomanry.
HAMMOND
Arthur George
Gunner 846099, 61st Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. killed in action 12 June 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Worcester. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hammond, of St. John's, Worcester; husband of Nellie Francis (formerly Hammond), of 13, Knight St., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in ACHICOURT ROAD CEMETERY, ACHICOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row Section C. Grave 10.
HARDMAN
Edgar [Thomas]
Serjeant 10188, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 August 1916, Aged 28. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of Edward and Alice Hardman, of St. Johns, Worcester; husband of H. L. Hardman, of Dynes Green, Lower Broadheath, Worcester. Native of St. Johns. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 17.
HARRIS
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HAWKER
Frederick
Private 241400, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 1 December 1918. Aged 28. Son of Frederick and Mary Hawker; husband of Elsie May Hawker, of 46, Mclntyre Rd., St. John's Worcester. Buried in BELGAUM GOVERNMENT CEMETERY, India. Plot C. Grave 146.
HAYNES
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HEMMING
Francis William
Captain, 1st/8th Battalion (Territorial), Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Guillemont Farm, near Peronne, 24 April 1917. Aged 29. Son of Francis James and Lucy M. A. Hemming, of 91, Comer Rd., St. Johns, Worcester. In the 1911 census he was the son of Francis James and Lucy Mary Ann Hemming, a B.A. Law Student, aged 23, born Worcester, resident 91 Comer Road, Worcester, Worcestershire. Attended the Royal Grammar School from 1899 to 1906 and Oxford University (Jesus College) Matriculated 1906. Member of University OTC prior to 1915, gained his B.A August 1914. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 22. Also appears on the Worcester Royal Grammar School memorial.
HEMMING
Henry
Private 19451, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 18 November 1916. Aged 38. Born briockleton, Worcs., enlisted and resident Worcester. Son of James and Sarah Hemming, of The Downs, Bromyard, Worcester; husband of Agnes Hemming, of 6, Middle Rd., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in GRANDCOURT ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 91.
HILL
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HOWSE
William Hubert [George]
Private 1556, 1st/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Killed at Gallipoli by a stray bullet 22 August 1915. Aged 22. Born St. Nicholas, Worcester, enlisted Heeford. Son of Annie Louisa Howse, of 181, Bromyard Road, St. John's, Worcester, and the late Harry Charles Howse. His parents lived in McIntyre Road at one time. In the 1901 census he was the son of Harrcy C and Annie L Howse, aged 7, born Worcestershire, resident Snowdon House, Somers Road, Worcester, Worcestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 198.
HUNT
Charles Gordon
Signaller 45110, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27 October 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of Francis Edward and Elizabeth Hunt, of St. Johns, Worcester. Formerly 29857, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 14.
INSLEY
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ISAAC
Arthur Whitmore
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 7 July 1916. Aged 42. Baptised 2 November 1873 at Powick, Worcestershire, son of John Swinton and Amelia Alicia Anne Isaac. Son of the late John Swinton Isaac, D.L., of Boughton Park, Worcester. His brother, John also fell (see below). In the 1911 census he was aged 37, married to Lucy with one son, a Banker, born Powick, Worcester, resident Upper Wick near Worcester, Worcester St John Bedwardine, Worcestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

ISAAC

John Edmund [Valentine]

Captain, 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade. Born 14th February 1880 at Powick Court, Worcestershire, died 9th May 1915 at Rouge Bancs, Fromelles Ridge, Armentieres, France. Son of the late John Swinton Isaac, D.L., of Boughton Park, Worcester. His brother, Arthur also fell (see above). Awarded the DSO. First team member for Orange Free State 1906/07 and Worcestershire County Cricket Club from 1907-1908. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXI. Row F. Grave 13. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall, Worcester Cathedral cloister windows and Lords Cricket Members World War 1 Memorial.

Extract from Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915 published by Naval & Military Press:

ISAAC, JOHN EDMUND VALENTINE, Capt., was born 14 Feb. 1880, at Powyke Court, Worcestershire, son of John Swinton Isaac, D.L., of Boughton Park, Worcester, Banker, and Amelia Alicia Anne, daughter of Major-General R. H. Crofton, Royal Artillery. He was educated at Wixenford and Harrow, and was gazetted to the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers at York 9 May, 1900. He joined his Regiment in South Africa, on active service, leaving England on 28 June, 1900. He was dangerously wounded at Nooitgedacht (General Clements' action on the Mahaliesburg 13 Dec. 1900); and, after two years' sick leave, went back to duty. He had been gazetted Lieutenant 28 Nov. 1900, and became Captain 1 April, 1905. On the disbandment of his battalion he was gazetted to the Rifle Brigade 24 June, 1908, and subsequently served in Malta and Egypt. In the autumn of 1911 he sent in his papers, and went to Vancouver, British Columbia. On rumours of war he at once returned to England, and joined the Rifle Brigade, Reserve of Officers, 1 Sept. 1914. Capt. J. E. V. Isaac was appointed A.D.C. to Major-General Sir Thompson Capper, Commanding the 7th Division, and went to Flanders on his Staff in Oct. 1914. He was present at the First Battle of Ypres, where he was badly wounded in the left arm. For his services at that time he was mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 1 Dec. 1914]: "John Edmund Valentine Isaac, Capt., Reserve of Officers, The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). He has shown conspicuous gallantry on all occasions, and has always obtained reliable and valuable information when required. On 24 Oct. he guided a unit to a critical point with great skill, which resulted in checking the enemy. He was wounded in the engagement." With his arm still rather useless, he returned to duty on 19 Dec. 1914, and obtained leave to rejoin his Regiment, 2nd Battn. Rifle Brigade, 5 May, 1915. Four days later he was killed, leading his men, on the Fromelles Ridge. The " Athletic News " of 6 Sept. 1915, says: "Capt. J. E. V. Isaac (Rifle Brigade), unofficially reported killed, was a member of the well-known Worcestershire cricketing family. Since 1903 lie had been a member of the M.C.C. In Nov. last he received the D.S.O." Capt. Isaac was a good cricketer; played for his county and his Regiment. He was a member of I Zingari and the Free Foresters' Club. He won the Cairo Grand National in 1911, while with his Regiment in Egypt. He was a keen huntsman and hunted with the Worcestershire, Pytchley, York and Ainsty, etc., etc.

See his statistics on CricInfo

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

CAPTAIN JOHN EDMUND VALENTINI ISAAC, D.S.O., RESERVE OF OFFICERS attd. 2nd BATTN. RIFLE BRIGADE (THE PRINCE CONSORT'S OWN, third son of John Swinton Isaac, Esq., D.L., of Boughton Park, Worcester, was born at Powyke Court, near Worcester on the 14th February, 1880.

He was educated at Wixenford and at Harrow, and was gazetted to the Northumberland Fusiliers from the Militia in April, 1900, and, being posted to the 2nd Battalion, sailed in June to join it in South Africa. Thus he began his military career on active service in the Boer War, in the course of which he was severely wounded in December, 1900, at Nooitgedacht. He was present at operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony, and Cape Colony between May, 1900, and March, 1901. For his services he received the Queen's medal with four clasps. He was promoted Lieutenant in November, 1900, and Captain in April, 1905. On the disbandment of his battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers he was transferred, in June, 1908, to the Rifle Brigade.

In 1911 Captain Isaac retired from the Army, and went to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he made many friends. On hearing rumours of war he returned to England in August, 1914, and in a fortnight joined the Special Reserve of Officers. Shortly afterwards he was appointed A.D.C. to Major-General Sir T. Capper, Commanding the VIIth Division, and proceeded to the front in October, 1914. He was wounded on the 24th October at the first Battle of Ypres. For his behaviour there he was awarded the D.S.O., receiving the decoration at the hands of the King on the 15th April, 1915.

The following is the official record of the award: “Has shown conspicuous gallantry on all occasions. Has always obtained reliable and valuable information when required. On October 24th he guided a unit to a critical point with great skill, which resulted in checking the enemy. He was wounded in the engagement."

He was also mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 14th January, 1915. On recovering from his wound he returned to his duties on the Staff in December, 1914, rejoining his Regiment on the 7th May, 1915. He was killed on the 9th May near Fromelles while leading his men. He fell just after they took the German trench, but it was not possible to recover his body.

Captain Isaac, who was a member of the Bath Club, was a good cricketer, playing occasionally for his county, and belonging to the I Zingari, the Free Foresters, and the M.C.C. He was also a good rider, and won the Cairo Grand National in February, 1911.

JONES
Charles Frederick
Private S/361913, "C" Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 31 December 1917. Aged 28. Born, resident and enlisted Worcester. Son of Frederick and Lillia Kate Jones, of 127, Bromyard Rd., Worcester. Attended Royal Grannar School from 1902 to 1904. Buried in WORCESTER (ST. JOHN'S) CEMETERY, Worcestershire. Grave 3430. Also appears on the Worcester Royal Grammar School memorial.
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KINGS
Herbert
Private 325315, Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry). Killed in action in Egypt 23 April 1916. Aged 44.Enlisted and resident Worcester. Husband of Mrs. M. Kings, of 32, McIntyre Rd., St. John's Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panel 3 and 5.
KNIGHT
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KNOTT
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LANGSTONE
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LERRY
Hubert James
Private 31403, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 13 December 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Worcester, enlisted Malrvern, Worcestershire. Son of James and Edith Lerry, of 97, McIntyre Rd., St. John's, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.
LEWIS
Cyril Wilfrid
Private 241221, "D" Company, 2nd/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 12 July 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted and resident Worcester. Son of Wilfrid John and Elizabeth Ann Lewis, of 43, Nelson Rd., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in WORCESTER (ST. JOHN'S) CEMETERY, Worcestershire. Grave 223.
LUCY
Frank [Ernest]
Private 241709, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 31 October 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Worcester, enlisted Birmingham. Son of George William Lucy, of 24, Knight St., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 26.
MADDOX
Frank Ladbrooke
Able Seman 224189, H.M. Submarine E18, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship in the Baltic 11 June 1916. Aged 29. Born 27 October 1886 in Stow On The Wold, Gloucestershire. Son of Thomas and Sarah A. Maddox, of 5, Regent Place, Bransford Road, St. John's, Worcester. Native of Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos. Prior to enlistment he was a Work's Boy. Enlisted 24 October 1904 for 12 years. heoght 5 feet 4 inches, brown hair, brown, eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 13.
MANN
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MANN
William
Private 16107, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 28. Born Mathon, Worcs., enlisted Birmingham, resident Worcester. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Mann, of 48, Mclntyre Rd., St. John's, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95.
MARSHALL
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MATTEY
Albert
Private 45127, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 36. Born Epsom, Surrey, enlisted and resident Worcester. Husband of Emily B. Mattey, of 2, Skinner St., St. Johns, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77.
MAUND
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MEARS
Herbert
Gunner 831210, 2nd South Midland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 30 October 1918. Aged 38. Born Worcester. Son of Thomas and Jammia Mears; husband of Selina Mears, of 82, Blakefield Rd., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in WORCESTER (ST. JOHN'S) CEMETERY, Worcestershire. Grave 4681.
MILTON
[Sidney] Robert
Private 240978, 2nd/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Enlisted and resident Worcester. Husband of Mrs. E. M. Milton, of 66, Nelson Rd., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 10.
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PHELPS
George Henry
Private 22461, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 6 August 1915. Aged 25. Born Kidderminster, Worcs., enlisted Worcester. Son of Caroline Ann Phelps, of 42, Blakefield Rd., St. John's. Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 104 to 113.
PINGREE
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PLUM
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RASTALL
Albert
Driver 831416, "D" Battery, 63rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3 December 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of James William and Alice Rastall, of 13, McIntyre Rd., St. John's, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 1.
RATCLIFFE
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REA
Thomas
Private 15658, 11th (Prince Albert's) Hussars. Died 7 June 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident Worcester, enlisted Nuneaton. Son of Frank and Phyllis Rea, of 77, Blakefield St. John'S, Worcester. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 64.
REPTON
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ROBERTS
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ROBERTS
Thomas Fisher
Private 400040, Northern Command Labour Centre, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 5 December 1917. Aged 40. Born St. John's, Worcester, enlisted Worcester. Son of James and Mary Roberts, of 121, Bransford Rd., St. John's; husband of Louisa Roberts, of 1, Church Terrace, St. John's, Worcester. Formerly Driver 183658, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in WORCESTER (ST. JOHN'S) CEMETERY, Worcestershire. Grave 3470.
ROWBERRY
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ROWE

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Corporal, "A" Company 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 37186. Died aged 27 on 25th September 1918. Son of Mr. and Mrs Arthur Rowe, of Worcester; husband of Elsie May Rowe, 84 Hylton Rd., Worcester. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Plot VI. Row H. Grave 72. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial and Worcester St Clements
SEWELL
James William
Private 10/224, 17th (Ruahine) Company, Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Killed in action 29 April 1915. Aged 25. Son of Jane Elizabeth Sewell, of Bromwich House, St. John's, Worcester, England, and the late George Sewell. No known grave. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 76.
SPENCER
[Albert] Victor
Lance Corporal 19347, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 15 June 1917. Aged 21. Born Ledbury, Herefordshire, enlisted Wolverhampton, resident Worcester. Son of Mr. E. A. and Mrs. A. Spencer, of 2, Bromwich Rd., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in WORCESTER (ST. JOHN'S) CEMETERY, Worcestershire. Grave 4657.
SPRAGUE
Frank [Henry]
Lance Corporal 202973, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3 December 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of Henry Frank and S. A. M. Sprague, of Field Cottage, Bransford Rd., St. John'S, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6.
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STEVENS
Richard Wilfred
Private 202843, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 26 December 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of Richard and Louisa Stevens, of 60, Nelson Rd., St. John'S, Worcester. Attended Wocester Royal Grammar School from 1906 to 1909. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77. Also appears on the Worcester Royal Grammar School memorial.
SUMMERS
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SWEETMAN
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TAYLOR
Alfred
Rifleman 391977, "C" Company, 2nd/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action 8 September 1917. Born and resident Clifton-on-Teme, Worcestershire, enlisted London. Son of John and Ellen Taylor, of Sugar Pool Cottage, Upper Sapey, Worcester. Formerly 5189, 9th Battalion, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54.
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THATCHER
Walter Frederick
[Served as ALLEN.] Lance Corporal 7303, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Gllipoli 6 August 1915. Aged 32. Born Landport, Portsmouth, enlisted and resident Worcester. Son of Walter and Annie Thatcher,. of 45, Bransford Rd. St. John's, Worcester; husband of Florence Mary Jane Thatcher, of 26, Sansome Place, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 104 to 113.
VINNEY
[William] Sampson
Private 66382, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at sea 4 May 1917. Born Leeminster, enlisted Southampton. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vinney, of 13, Skinner St., St. John's, Worcester; husband of Anna Louisa Tomlin (formerly Vinney), of 51, Waterloo St., St. Peters, Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on SAVONA MEMORIAL, Italy.
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WHITE
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WILDING
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WILKS
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WILLIAMS
Albert John
Private 265444, 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 26 October 1918. Aged 26. Born St. John's, Worcester, enlisted Worcester. Son of John and Mary Ann Williams, of St. John's, Worcester. Formerly 1753, Worcestershire Regiment. Buried in MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Italy. Plot 8. Row C. Grave 10.
WILLIAMS
Thomas
Private 31288, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 December 1917. Aged 39. Born Camberwell, London, enlisted and resident Worcester. Husband of E. Williams, of 39, McIntyre Rd., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 2.
WILLITTS
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WINNINGTON
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WODEHOUSE
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WOOD
[Owen] Glen
Private 240741, 2nd/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Aged 44. Enlisted and resident Worcester. Husband of Frances Mary Wood, of 21, Little Boughton St., St. John's, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 41.
WOODWARD
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THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN SINCE
IN THE EVERLASTING
FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

 

ALSO
THOSE
WHO FELL
IN THE 1939-45
WAR

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BARRON
William Thomas
Private 1815396, 5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 28 September 1944. Aged 34. Son of William and Ethel Barron, of Worcester; husband of Cicely May Barron, of St. John's, Worcester. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XII. Row F. Grave 1.
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CREESE
Maurice Gerald
Master, S.S. C. H. Speddon, Merchant Navy. Died 29 December 1943. Aged 42. Son of Sydney Joseph and Edith May Creese, of Worcester; husband of Nancy Margaret Creese, of St. John's, Worcester. Buried in WORCESTER (ST. JOHN'S) CEMETERY, Worcestershire. Grave 2971.
HALL
Reginald Joseph Charles
Private 5256560, 7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 8 May 1944. Aged 31. Son of Harry and Caroline Hall, of St. John's, Worcester. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 5. Row C. Grave 3.
HASSELL
Albert George
Lieuteant 276819, Royal Amru Ordnance Corps. Died 18 September 1945. Aged 37. Son of George Marriott Hasell and Bertha Hasell; husband of Esmie May Hasell, of St. John's, Worcester. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 15.
JENNINGS
Ernest
Private 4036482, 4th Battalion Kingís Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 5 September 1944. Aged 26. Son of Edward and Annie Rosetta Jennings, of Worcester, husband of Irene Helen Jennings, of St Johnís, Worcester. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 21. Also on St Clements, Worcester memorial.
JEW
Sidney Wallace
Private 5257949, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 8 August 1944. Aged 33. Son of William and Margaret Jew, of Worcester; husband of Madeline Mary Jew, of St. John'S, Worcester. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 12.
JONES
Bernard Leslie
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class C/MX 77420, H.M.S. Liverpool, Royal Navy. Died 14 June 1942. Aged 22. Son of George Henry and Annie Jones, of St. Johns, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on HATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. PAnel 6, Column 2.
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SMITH
Stanley
Able Seamna D/JX 125098, H.M.S. Neptune, Royal Navy. Died 19 December 1941. Aged 31. Son of Howard Joseph and Harriett May Smith, of St. Johns, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 48, Column 2.
SORRIE
Albert William
Sergeant ( Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1425985, 160 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Frank and Hilda Sorrie, of St. John'S, Worcester. Buried in COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. Grave reference L.A.I. 2. H. 14.
TAYLOR
Alaexander
Corporal 2879742, 1st Bn. The London Scottish, Gordon Highlanders. Died 13 March 1944. Aged 30. Son of David Mitchell Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor; husband of Kate Helena Taylor, of St. John's, Worcester. Buried in PADUA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row F. Grave 13.
THOMPSON
Albert George
Corporal 5253245, 7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 9 May 1945. Aged 25. Son of Albert Edward and Lizzie May Thompson, of St. Johns, Worcester. Buried in CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Plot 16. Row 11. Grave 12.
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IF DEATH WITH HONOUR PROVE A LIFE WELL LED
TO US OF ALL MEN SUCH FAIR FORTUNE CAME
FOR COUNTRY AND FOR FREEDOM FORTH WE SPED
WE FELL POSSESSORS OF A DEATHLESS NAME

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