World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2001
Harrold War memorial is to be found at the junction of The Green and
High Street, High Street, Harrold. It takes the form of a two-stepped,
square, base surmounted by a tapering two-stage square, sectioned,
plinth, ornate square collar with a tapering square sectioned obelisk.
The whole memorial is surrounded by paving and a small garden which
is enclosed by low posts and decorative single iron railing with centre
twists. In turn, a vertical loop-top metal fence further encloses
the area. The leaded inscriptions can be found on the upper plinth.
There are 23 names listed for World War 1 and 12 for World War 2.
Copyright © Martin Edwards 2001
THE MEMORY OF
FOLLOWING OFFICERS AND MEN
OF THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
22386, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday,
1st April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Harrold,
enlisted Ampthill. buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Seine-Maritime,
France. Section P. Plot IX. Row M. Grave 5A.
242209, 2nd/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and
Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action Saturday, 31st March 1917
in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted
Bury St Edmunds. Son of John and Mary Clayson, of High St., Harrold,
Bedford. Buried in Hancourt British Cemetery, Somme, France. Row
E. Grave 4.
possibly Private, 30612, Wilfred
Charles Coleman, City of London Yeomanry. Killed in action Palestine
28th November 1917. Enlisted Harrold, resident Charlton, Bedfordshire. No
known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Panel 6.
15876, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action
Saturday, 17th February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Harrold,
enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme,
France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D
15th Battalion, Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died
of wounds Monday, 25th March 1918. Age 28. Son of James and Helen
Ann Day. Buried in Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas
de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8.
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died Saturday 8 March
1919, in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Aged 20. Born 9 September 1898,
baptised 6 Nov 1898 at Grendon, Northamptonshire. Attended Harrold
National/Lower School, Harrold Beds 1903-1906; Bedford Modern School
1911-16. Son of Charles Frederick and Frances Louisa Dinsley (nee
Gifkins), of Harrold, Sharnbrook. IN the 1901 census he was aged
2, born Grendon, Northamptonshire, resident with his parents, Charles
Fred and Frances Louisa Dinsley, at School House, The Green, Harrold,
Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, at school, resident
with his parents in High Street, Harrold, Bedfordshire. Buried in
HARROLD (ST. PETER AND ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire. See
also Bedford Modern
from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 5,
FRANCIS HUGILL, 2nd Lieut., 2nd Battu. Coldstream Guards,
only s. of Charles Frederick Dinsley, of Harrold, Sharnbrook,
co. Bedford, by his wife, Frances L., dau. of the late J. H. Gifkins
; and gdson. of the late Rev. James Dinsley, of Chorley, and nephew
of the Rev. E. V. Dinsley, of Lostock Hall, co. Lancaster ; b.
Grendon, co. Northampton, 9 Sept. 1898 ; educ. Bedford Modern
School ; enlisted in the Household Battn. in May, 1917 ; received
a commission, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 4th Coldstream Guards
in June, 1918 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France
and Flanders from 23 Nov. following, and with the Army of Occupation
in Germany from 24 Dec. of the same year, being transferred to
the 2nd Battu., and died almost immediately upon his return to
England at No. 3 London General Military Hospital, Wandsworth,
S.W., 8 March, 1919, of pneumonia, contracted while on active
service. Buried in Harrold Churchyard, Sharnbrook. His Commanding
Officer (4th Battn.) wrote : " Everything he did he did with
all his might, and was so wonderfully keen. He did a great deal
for the comfort and amusement of the men, and was greatly liked
and respected by them." Unm.
9609, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday,
25th January 1916 at home. Age 25. Born Hardmead, Bucks, enlisted
Bedford, resident Harrold. Son of Edwin and Mary Flute, of Harrold,
Bedford. Buried in Earlsfield Cemetery, Wandsworth, London.
33006, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 24th October
1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and resident Harrold,
enlisted Bedford. Son of James and Elizabeth Goodes, of St. Quintin
House, Harrold, Bedfordshire. Buried in Beaurain British Cemetery, Nord,
France. Row C. Grave 4.
200950, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Sunday, 3rd November
1918 in Palestine. Age 23. Enlisted Bedford, resident Sharnbrook.
Son of Leonard and Fanny Jarvis. Born at Harrold, Bedford. Buried
in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section Q. Grave 65.
15223, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Sunday, 11th
August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Prisoner of war. Born
Harrold, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Martha Middleton,
of Brook Lane, Harrold, Bedford. Buried in Ham British Cemetery,
Muille-Villette, Somme, France. Special Memorial Row A. Grave 6.
119817, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds Saturday, 6th
April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Poddington, enlisted
Bedford, resident Harrold. Son of Alice Olney, of Harrold, Bedford.
Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France.
Plot VI. Row D. Grave 47.
47685, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action Friday, 18th
October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Harrold,
enlisted Bedford. Formerly 3532, Royal Engineers. Buried in Busigny
Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave
9610, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday,
17th November 1914 at home. Age 22. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted
Bedford. Son of Harry W. and Martha Pettit, of Brook Lane, Harrold,
Bedford. Buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire.
37477, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire
Regiment). Killed in action Friday, 30th November 1917 in France
& Flanders. Born Harrold, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden.
No known grave. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France. Panel
on memorial] Lance Corporal, 4629, 58th Company, Machine Gun Corps
(Infantry). Killed in action Tuesday, 14th November 1916 in France
& Flanders. Age 41. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted Ampthill.
Formerly 22388, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Alfred and Mary Robinson,
of High St., Harrold, Bedford. Buried in Grandcourt Road Cemetery,
Grandcourt, Somme, France. Row A. Grave 74.
M/283666, Royal Army Service Corps. Died Monday, 9th July 1917 in
Mesopotamia. Aged 36. Born and resident Harrold, enlisted Bedford.
Son of Joseph Rootham, of Harrold, Bedford. Buried in Basra War
Cemetery, Iraq. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 13.
16779, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action
Sunday, 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Harrold,
enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William John Rowney, of
Grange Cottage, Odell, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial,
Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.
on memorial] Gunner, 203147, "D" Bty. 102nd Bde., Royal
Field Artillery. Killed in action Tuesday, 25th September 1917 in
France & Flanders. Age 28. Enlisted Milton Ernest, resident
Harrold. Son of Charles Albert Squires, of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Formerly
Private 4/206, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Buried in The Huts Cemetery,
Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. GraveII.
No further information currently.
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
5950134, 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on
Thursday, 21st September 1944. Age 23. Son of Walter and Jane Annie
Bambridge, of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Prisoner of War. No known grave. Commemorated on the Singapore memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column
Petty Officer Cook (S), C/M 11976, H.M.S. Electra, Royal Navy who
died on Friday, 27th February 1942. Age 45. Son of Aubrey and Laura
Kate Chambers; husband of Hilda Mary Chambers, of Harrold, Bedfordshire.
No known grave. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 64, Column 2.
Seaman, P/JX 217636, H.M.S. Algerine., Royal Navy who died on Sunday,
15th November 1942. Age 22. Son of Cyril A. and Eva M. Cockings,
of Odell, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial,
Hampshire. Panel 63, Column 2.
7617624, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers who died on Monday,
27th September 1943. Age 26. Prisoner of War, worked on the Burma
Railway. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Plot B6.
Row H. Grave 13.
172404, 5th Bn., Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders who died on Sunday,
6th February 1944. Age 22. Son of Major General Sir Colin McVean
Gubbins, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., M.C., and Norah Gubbins, of Harrold,
Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 11.
Officer, 39943, 218 Sqdn., Royal Air Force who died on Saturday,
13th July 1940. Son of Winstanley and Madeleine Newton; nephew of
Mr. D. F. Warren, of St. Albans, Hertfordshire. West of Tower. Buried
in St Mary's churchyard, Carlton, Bedfordshire. See Carlton
Lieutenant, 114399, Pilot, 106 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve who died on Monday, 18th December 1944. Age 30. Son of Sydney
Herbert and Mary Margaret Pritchard; husband of Barbara Marian Pritchard,
of Faversham, Kent. Buried in Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery,
Poland. Plot 3. Row A. Grave10.
Officer, 167304, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died
on Thursday, 17th October 1946. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Eli Reeve, of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Buried in Karachi War Cemetery,
Pakistan. Plot 11. Row C. Grave 10.
5387107, 4th Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry who died on Monday,
27th May 1940. Age 21. Son of Frederick and Lila Nellie Odell, of
Harrold, Bedfordshire. Buried in Oxelaere Churchyard, Nord, France.
1922357, 197 Transportation (Stores) Company, Royal Engineers. Died
on Friday, 6th September 1940. Aged 23. Son of Herbert and Elizabeth
Robinson, of Harrold; husband of Vera Robinson. Buried in N.W. Corner
near Lych Gate in St. Peter and All Saints churchyard, Harrold,
Officer, 565767, Royal Air Force who died on Monday, 12th October
1942. Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Louis Walter Ross; husband
of Betty Lilian Ross, of Harrold, Bedfordshire. Buried in Delhi
War Cemetery, India. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 10.
5950170, 5th Bn., Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt who died on
Tuesday, 6th July 1943. Age 23. Prisoner of War, worked on the Burma
Railway. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand. Plot 8.
Row G. Grave 2.
the churchyard but not on memorial
H16043, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. Died
Friday, 30th August 1940. Aged 33. Son of James and Ada Griggs.
Buried in N.W. Corner near Lych Gate in St. Peter and All Saints
churchyard, Harrold, Bedfordshire.
86116, 290th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on Saturday,
22nd February 1919. Aged 33. Only son of William and Mary Ann Thompson,
of Harrold, Sharnbrook. Buried in St. Peter and All Saints churchyard,
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