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OFFLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE - Roll of Honour

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Lynda Smith

The Memorial stands by the side of the road opposite the parish church.
It records the casualties in year of death, and give full names.

IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF OFFLEY
WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
SUCH A DEATH
IS IMMORTALITY

1915

   

DYER

Frederick

Possibly: Lance Corporal 7356. 1st Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Sunday 9 May 1915. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30

HARPER

Frederick

No further information available at present.

HUGHES

Edward Reginald Graham

Second Lieutenant. 2nd Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry. Died Saturday 25 September 1915 Age 19 Son of Lt. Col. R. G. H. Hughes (Oxf. and Bucks Light Inf. retired) and Marion E. Hughes, of Westbury, Offley, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. II. E. 4.

WALKER

Joe

Private 16092. 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 17 November 1915. Age 22. Son of Stephen and Emma Walker, of Claypit Cottages, Offley, Herts. Buried in FLUSHING (VLISSINGEN) NORTHERN CEMETERY, Zeeland, Netherlands. Ref. I. 9.

1916

   

FLECKNEY

Sidney Thomas

Private 13164, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1916. Aged 23. Born 4 April 1893 in Kings Walden, Herts, resident and enlisted Luton. Baptised 14 May 1893 in Kings Walden, son of George and Hannah Fleckney. Son of George and Hannah Fleckney. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Cockernhoe, hertfordshire, son of George and Hannah Fleckney, resident Mangrove, Offley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Kings Walden, Herts, a Blocker Straw in Hat Factory, son of George Fleckney (a widower). resident Mangrove, Luton, Offley, Hertfordshire. [Note census differences] No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Luton

MARLOW

Bertie George

Private 3845. 1st Bn., Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Saturday 17 June 1916. Age 25. Son of Mary Marlow, of Offley, Hitchin. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. V. E. 45.

MOODY

William Henry

Probably WILLIAM HARRY MOODY. Private 14167. 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Thursday 27 July 1916 Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

1917

   

CAIN

Harold Walter

Private 265748. 1st Bn., Hertfordshire Regiment. Died Friday 16 November 1917. From Offley, Herts. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Ref. Enclosure No.4 II. F. 8.

DAVIS

Charles

No further information available at present

GOSLING

Charles

No further information available at present

MONK

John

Private 14177. 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Monday 15 October 1917. Age 41. Son of Joseph and Ann Monk. Native of Offley, Hitchin. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. I. 58.

PEARCE

Harry Ernest

Private 60187. 32nd Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Died Saturday 14 April 1917. Age 35. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Pearce, of Angel Cottages, Offley, Hitchin. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. G. 21.

WILMOT

Cecil Bernard

Private 31770. 11th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. Died Tuesday 2 January 1917. Age 19. Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Wilmot, of Offley, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VI. R. 20.

1918

   

FLECKNEY

George Frederick

Probably FREDERICK GEORGE FLECKNEY. Private G/14538. 9th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment. Died on Thursday 21 March 1918. Age 22. Son of George and Hannah Fleckney. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France, Panel 46 and 47

MARLOW

Albert Charles

Private 19738. 1st Bn., Hampshire Regiment. Died Friday 30 August 1918. Age 26. Husband of Hilda Marlow, of Chestnut Row, Lilley, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. F. 9.

NEGUS

George Herbert

Corporal 4/7349. 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Sunday 27 January 1918. Son of James and Mary Negus; husband of Constance Mary Negus, of Mill Cottage, Offley, Hitchin, Herts. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Ref. III. G. 13.

TOMPKINS

Albert Joseph

Private 203540. 2nd/4th Bn., Oxford. and Bucks Light Infantry. Died Thursday 21 March 1918. Age 19. Son of Albert Edward and A. Tompkins, of Crutchmore Farm, Luton, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Ref Panel 50 and 51

1919

   

BIRD

Robert Stanley

Private 160850. Labour Corps. Died Saturday 22 February 1919. Buried in OFFLEY (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. South of Chancel

160850 PRIVATE
R.S. BIRD
LABOUR CORPS
22 FEBRUARY 1919

AND IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 – 1945

O’FLAHERTY

Derrick

Probably DERRICK EDWARD O'FLAHERTY. Sergeant 745075. Pilot. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 23 October 1940. Age 20. Son of Edward and Violet O'Flaherty, of Cockernhoe. Buried in COCKERNHOE (ST HUGH) CHURCHYARD, OFFLEY. Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. North of Church.

HILL

Lewis

Possibly: LEWIS ALBERT HILL, Flight Sergeant 742464. Pilot. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died d on Saturday 18 October 1941. Age 21. Son of Albert and Nellie May Hill; husband of Molly Hill, of Luton. Buried in STOPSLEY (ST. THOMAS) CHURCHYARD, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. South of Church.

ROSE

Frederick Charles

Trooper 7932235. 5th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died Wednesday 26 November 1941. Age 21. Son of Jesse Frederick and Ida Lilian Rose, of Offley, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 24.

PILKINGTON

Charles Leslie

Flying Officer 67717. 149 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 11 March 1942. Age Son of Hubert Carlisle Pilkington, and of Ruth Honor Pilkington, of Little Offley. Buried in OFFLEY (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYAR, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. S.W. Corner.

CHARLES LESLIE PILKINGTON
FLYING OFFICER
ROYAL AIRFORCE VOLUNTEE RESERVE
149 SQUADRON
BORN 11 FEBRUARY 1922
DIED 11 MARCH 1942
HE WAS KILLED
WITH HIS CREW RETURNING FROM
NIGHT OPERATIONS
OVER ESSEN

PILKINGTON, M.C.

Mark Leslie

Captain 76537. Life Guards and, Long Range Desert Group. Died Wednesday 18 November 1942. Age 28. Son of Hubert Carlisle Pilkington, and of Ruth Honor Pilkington, of Little Offley, Hertfordshire; husband of Susan Violet Pilkington. Awarded the Military Cross. Buried in TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Ref. 10. H. 3.

MARK LESLIE PILKINGTON M.C.
CAPTAIN THE LIFE GUARDS
BORN 12 JANUARY 1914
DIED 18 NOVEMBER 1942
HE SERVED IN PALESTINE,
ABYSSINIA, TRANS JORDAN
AND WITH THE LONG RANGE
DESERT GROUPS IN NORTH AFRICA
WHERE HE WAS KILLED

HUMPHREY

William

No further information available at present.

CLARK

William

No further information available at present

EWINGTON

Edward George

Sergeant 1883514. 625 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 3 April 1945. Age 19. Son of Arthur James Ewington and Lucy Ewington, of Luton, Bedfordshire; husband of Jean Ewington. Buried in LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium. Ref. I. B. 2.

SAVILLE

Ernest

Probably: Gunner 913740. 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeo.) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Monday 12 July 1943. Age 25. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Ref 2. H. 4

WINCH

Harold

Probably: HAROLD GEORGE WINCH. Private 14577123. 5th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 7 June 1944. Age 19. Son of Henry and Hilda Winch, of Cockernhoe, Hertfordshire. Buried in PORTSMOUTH (KINGSTON) CEMETERY, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Ref. Plot 38A. Row 2. Grave 6:

WEBB

Lewis William

Private 5961395. 1/5th Bn., The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey). Died Tuesday 26 September 1944. Age 22. Son of Lewis and Sarah A. Webb, of Cockernhoe, Bedfordshire. Buried in UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Ref. 1. D. 1.

BUNKER

Hubert Samuel

Private 5959607. 2/5th Bn., The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey). Died Saturday 14 October 1944. Age 38. Son of Samuel and Eliza Bunker, of Cockernhoe, Hertfordshire; husband of Lettie M. Bunker, of Cockernhoe. Buried in ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Ref. II. M. 20

WATTS

Ronald

Possibly: Leading Aircraftman 1251128. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 29 July 1945. Age 29. Son of Henry Fletcher Watts and Minnie Emily Watts, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 454.

SALUSBURY HUGHES, D.F.C.

Kendrick Herbert

Squadron Leader 70597. 23 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 21 July 1943. Age 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Salusbury Hughes; husband of A. G. L. Salusbury Hughes, of Warsash, Hampshire. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 6. Column 1. Awarded D.F.C. Buried in the graveyard, but not on the memorial.

MACE

Jeffrey Arthur

Guardsman 2614679, 2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards. Died Saturday 16 September 1939. Age 27. Buried in OFFLEY (ST. MARY MAGDALENE) CHURCHYARD, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

2614679 GUARDSMAN J.A. MACE
GRENADIER GUARDS
16 SEPTEMBER 1939. AGE 27
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
A DEAR SON & BROTHER.

A further PILKINGTON Gravestone

HUBERT CARLISLE PILKINGTON
OF LITTLE OFFLEY
SEVENTH SON OF GEORGE PILKINGTON
OF WOOTON, LANCASHIRE
BORN 23 OCTOBER 1879. DIED 17 JUNE 1948.
HE SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918.
ALSO HIS WIFE
RUTH HONOR PILKINGTON
BORN 5 JANUARY 1891. DIED 4 NOVEMBER 1975.

1 May 2002

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