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WOLVERTON RADCLIFFE SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Michael Lambert 2019
research Martin Edwards 2019

The war memorial is sited in the school grounds of The Radcliffe School, Aylesbury Street West, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5BT.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Lambert 2019

IN MEMORY OF
OLD WOLVERTONIANS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THIS COUNTRY
DURING THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ROLL OF HONOUR

BILLINGHAM John Askham
Airman 1st Class 7987, 9th Squadron, Royal flying Corps. Accidentally drownedSunday 11 November 1917, no aircraft involved. Aged 25. Son of Manning and Mary Billingham, of 21, Cambridge St., Wolverton. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 123. See also Wolverton War Memorial
BROWN Edgar Archer
Second Lieutenant, Buckinghamshire Battalion (Territorial), Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Aged 21. Son of John and Ellen Elizabeth Brown, of Belmont Villa, Wolverton Rd., Stony Stratford, Bucks.IN the 1911 census he was aged aged 13, born Seacombe, Cheshire, son of John and Ellen Elizabeth Brown, resident 22, Wolverton Road, Stony Stratford, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX, Row F. Grave 4.
BURTON Antliffe Edward
Private 286200, 2nd/1st Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars. Died 28 March 1917. Aged 18. Son of William Edward Burton, of School House, Bow Brickhill, and the late Annie Eliza Burton. Buried in North-East Corner of BOW BRICKHILL (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Buckinghamshire.
BUXTON Richard Percy
Captain, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 15 June 1918. Aged 29. Baptised 1889 in Wavendon, son of Genry and Emily Buxton, resident Wavendon, Buckinghamshire. Son of Henry and Emily Buxton. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, son of Henry and Emily Buxton, resident School House, Church End, Wavendon, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born leicestershire, a Scholar, son of Henry and Emily Buxton, resident School House, Church End, Wavendon, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BOSCON BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 5.
CAVE Donald Paxton
[Listed as CAVES on Wolverton memorial, SDGW and CWGC] Rifleman R/43987, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds Tuesday 3 September 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Wolverton, enlisted Holborn, Middlesex. Had his right leg, right foot and left foot amputated 3 September 1918 and died after the operation. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Caves, 150, Windsor St., Wolverton. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXV. Row J. Grave 23A. See also Wolverton War Memorial
CRANE Horace Edward
Acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant 50807, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment formerly 13387, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 30 August 1918. Aged 28. Born St. Martin's, Buckinghamshire, resident Bletchley, Buckinghmahsire, enlisted Oxford. Husband of Beatrice Violet Crane, of 28, Duncombe St., Bletchley, Bucks. Buried in VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 26.
FLEET John Robert
Private 911 [CWGC] or 205147 [SDGW] Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Died on service 4 February 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Newport Pagnell, Bucks, enlisted Buckingham. Son of William and the late Lucy Fleet. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, assisting his father in his Butcher's Business, son of William (a widower), resident 61 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Angora Memorial Panel 64.
GILLAM John Graham
Lance Corporal 15685, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1915. Aged 24. Born Cleeve Prior, Worcestershire, enlisted Northampton. Son of John and Clara Gillam, of Winslow, Bucks; husband of Dorothy de Villiers (formerly Gillam, Nee Juffs), of 11, George St., Stuart's Cottages, Germiston, Transvaal. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.
HARRIS Ronald Augustus
Private 32614, 42nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born Newport Pagnell, Buckinghmahsire, enlisted Northampton. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Newport Pagnell, Buckinghmahsire, an Apprentice, son of Thomas George and Margaret Harris, resident 47, High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Buried in NOYON NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Oise, France. Plot I. Row F, Grave 9.
LINEHAM William Henry
Private 2305, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 August 1916. Resident Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, a Painter, son of Joseph James and Lillie Lineham, resident 28, High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.
LLOYD Arthur Lewis
Private 61048, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action Sunday 20 August 1916. Aged 21. Born Wolverton, enlisted London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Lloyd, of Wolverton. Appears in "The National Union of Teachers War Record" published by Hamilton House in 1920 - page 64 - states "Newport Pagnell association NUT, Lloyd, Arthur Lewis, Private R.A.M.C, School Teacher at 39 Victoria Street, Wolverston, Bucks". Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 9. See also Wolverton War Memorial
MITCHELL Charles Edward
Lance Corporal 14012, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry. Died 28 April 1917. Aged 26. Birth registered in the january to March Quarter 1892 in the Newport Pagnell Registration District, Buckinghamshire. Son of Alfred H. and Alice Mary Mitchell, of 30, Bury St., Newport Pagnell, Bucks. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Newport Pagnell, a Scholar, son of Alfred and Alice Mitchell, resident 30, Bury Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Newport Pagnell, a Coach finisher, son of Alfred and Alice Mitchell, resident 30, Bury Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 8.
PARSONS Edward Osmond
Petty Officer Motor Mechanic F/3129, Armoured Car Division (Dardanelles), Royal Naval Air Service. Died of dysentery and septic fingers onboard "Dundee Castle" in the Mediterranean Sunday 10 October 1915. Aged 23. Born 22 September 1892 in Newport Pagnell, resident Olney, Buckinghamshire. Son of William and Mary Parsons, of Emberton, Olney, Bucks. School Teacher by trade. Enlisted 18 january 1915 for the duration of the war, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 34 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, a school boy, born Emberton, resident with his parents at Front Street, Emberton, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Buried at PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot A. Row XIII. Grave 3. See also Bedford Modern School and Emberton
SHAKESHAFT John Montague
Private RR/1225, 1st Regiment, South African Infantry. Died on Sunday 24 March 1918 [missing 1917]. Age 30. Son of William Brice Shakeshaft and Emma Shakeshaft, of Manor Farm, Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panels 95-98. See also Milton Keynes Village memorial
VICKERY Arthur Charles
Private 19327, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Born London, Middlesex, resident Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Bletchley. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born London, grandson of Charles and Elizabeth Pratt, resident 10, Riverside, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 2.
WEBBER Francis William aka Frank

Sergeant 109667, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. Prisoner of war at Dulmen 3 July 1916, died of gun shot wounds while s priosner of War at Hamelin, Hanover, 10 January 1918. Aged 28. Born 12 December 1889 in Wolverton, one of six children born to Francis Webber, a railway clerk, and his wife Fanny Faucett (nee Cuming, of 43, Windsor St., Wolverton, Bucks. He was working as a patternmaker in Wolverton in 1911 but at some time before the end of 1914 he had travelled to Canada. On 8 December 1914 in Toronto he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force, age 25 years 11 months, height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 35 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. . He served on the Western Front and attained the rank of Sergeant. His battalion distinguished themselves at the Somme, Arras, Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele among other battles. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 15. National Archives of Canada Accession Refernce: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10185 - 41. See also Wolverton War Memorial.

Francis' younger brother Bryant Richard Webber, served in the 2nd Battalion the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry and died in Ireland on 27 October 1914, aged 20

WRIGHT Lawrence Bennett
Private 6129, "X" Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers formerly 5619, Lancers of the Line. Died of wounds 11 December 1915. Aged 26. Born and resident Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Bedford. Son of Elizabeth Wright, of "Langdale," Wolverton Rd., Newport Pagnell, Bucks, and the late Isaac Lane Wright. Previously National Reservist in Hertfordshire Regiment (Teeritorial Force) Enlisted 8 August 1914 in 5th Lancers; volunteered for Overseas with 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. IN the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Buckinghamshire, son of Isaac L and Elizabeth Wright, resident High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, Assisting his mother in her Plumbing and House Decorating Business, son of Eluizabeth Wright (widow), resident 9, High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 186 to 192.
“…………………………….…. They have fallen
Each in his field of glory……” – Cowper
WOLVERTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE OLD BOYS OF THIS SCHOOL
WHO FELL IN THE
1939-45 WAR
BARBER Vincent
Sergeant 7687566, Intelligence Corps. Killed in action in United Kingdom 8 July 1941. Aged 26. Born Northamptonshire, resident Northampton. Son of Herbert Henry and Mabel Dorling Barber, of Bletchley. B.A. Hons. Buried in BLETCHLEY CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. New Part. Grave 651.
BARKER David Conquest
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 42043, 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24 May 1940. Aged 19. Son of Alan Oscar Barker, and of Norah Stancomb Barker, of Selsey, Sussex. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 5. Row E. Grave 22.
BERRY Montague Victor
Sergeant 961524, 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 June 1941. Aged 20. Son of the Revd. Arthur Montague Berry, B.A. (Lond.), and Victoria Olive Aimie Berry, of Willen Vicarage, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 39.
BIRCH Norman Stanley
Flight Sergeant 1315909, 172 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Stanley Herbert Birch and Elsie Birch, of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 215.
CRANE Arthur Charles Gordon
Ordinary Signalman P/JX 247329, H.M.S. "Havock," Royal Navy. Died 22 March 1942. Aged 30. Son of Harry Emanuel and Elizabeth Crane; husband of Lilian Violet Crane, of Wolverton, Buckinghamshire. Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Protestant Section (Men's). Plot F. Collective grave 93.
DIXEY Herbert Arthur
Trooper 7942737, 6th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 11 June 1942. Aged 36. Son of Albert and Pricilla Ruth Dixey; husband of Clara Amelia Dixey, of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 22.
GOODWIN Herbert Robert
Private 5952073, 8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 28 May 1940. Aged 21. Son of William and Nellie Goodwin, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Buried in BAS-WARNETON (NEERWAASTEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave 11.
HIGGINS Robert Geoffrey
Pilot Officer 143695, 161 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed while piloting Halifax DG405 - MA-Y when the aircraft crashed into Ijsselmeer, Holland during operation LEMONTREE 23 June 1943. Aged 20. Born in Union Street, Newport Pagnell. Son of Arthur and Edith Annie Higgins, of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire; youngest of 3 children. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 132. See also RAF Tempsford
HOOTON Peter
Lance Corporal 14426891, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 3 November 1944. Aged 19. Son of John Henry and Ellen Hooton, of Olney, Buckinghamshire. Buried in LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY, Limburg (Belgium), Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 10.
INWOOD Eric William
Sergeant 1207661, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11 february 1943. Aged 29. Son of Arthur William and Agnes E. Inwood, of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire; husband of Vera Inwood. No known grave. Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 154.
ISHAM Noel
Rifleman 6969880, 8th (2ndBattalion, The London Rifle Brigade) Battalion, Rifle Brigade.Died 30 August 1944. Aged 23. Buried at SERIFONTAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Oise, France.
JACKSON Roger
Leading Aircraftman (Pilot) 1190957, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 August 1943. Aged 23. Son of Lewis Robert and Rose Olive Jackson, of Newport Pagnell; husband of Minnie Jackson. Buried in NEWPORT PAGNELL CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Grave 1.
JONES John William
Able Seaman C/JX 130272, H.M.S. "Samphire," Royal Navy. Died 30 january 1943. Aged 32. Son of William Henry and Emily Jane Jones; husband of Nora Emily Jones of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kebnt. Panel 69, Column 1.
LANGLEY Gerald Archibald
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 81641, 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Did 15 September 1940. Aged 24. Son of Archibald Frank Martin Langley and Mary Elizabeth Langley, of Northampton. Buried in ABINGTON (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire. Grave 1300.
LAWMAN Charles Sidney
Private 5952096, 2 Field Bakery, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 17 June 1940. Aged 21. Son of Sidney Francis and Emily Lawman. No known grave. Commemorated at DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 141.
LINE Edward John
Sergeant (Navigator) 1579769, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21 July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Line; husband of Marie Line, of Potterspury, Northamptonshire. Buried at PAPENDRECHT GENERAL CEMETERY, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Plot G. Row 1, Grave 6.
MALLARD James William
Sergeant (Observer) 564260, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 5 August 1940. Aged 27. Husband of Nora Elisabeth Mallard, of Nottingham. Buried at COTTESMORE (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Rutland. Compt. 6. Grave 4. See also Wolverton War Memorial.
MEADOWS Peter Eric
Ordinary Signalman LT/JX 172324, H.M. Trawler "Rifsnes," Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 20 May 1940. Aged 22. Son of Arthur Thomas and Nora Frances Meadows, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 3, Column 1.
MILLS Robert John Alexander
Flying Officer (Pilot) 124501, 230 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29 December 1943. Aged 21. Son of Robert James Mills and Grace Rosina Mills, of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Buried in NAIROBI (FOREST ROAD) CEMETERY, Kenya. Block 16. Grave 44.
MORRIS Francis Frederick
Second Lieutenant 226859, 73 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 4 November 1942. Aged 22. Son of John James Morris and Rose May Morris, of Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot V. Row H. Grave 24.
MORRIS Neville Francis Nugent
Flying Officer (Pilot) 181171, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Thursday 16 November 1944. Aged 20. Son of Richard Edmund and Annie May Morris, of Wolverton. Buried in NICOSIA WAR CEMETERY, Cyprus. Plot 3. Row A. Grave 5. See also Wolverton War Memorial.
NORRIS John Cyril
Sergeant 896155, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 8 September 1944. Aged 29. Son of Augustus Harvey James Norris and Florence Fanny Norris, of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 9. Row L. Grave 13.
PETITT Charles Edward
[Spelt PETIT on CWGC] Sergeant (Pilot) 754782, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12 October 1940. Aged 24. Son of Frederick Clement Petitt and Francis Annie Petin, of Olney. Buried in OLNEY CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Grave 104.
PHELPS Ronald Wilkie John
Sergeant (Wireless Operator) 644168, 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 29 October 1940. Aged 22. Son of William John and Sybil Mary Phelps, of Botley, Oxford. Buried in STONY STRATFORD (CALVERTON ROAD) CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Unconsecrated Grave 329.
SIGWART George Vincent
Sergeant 1601889, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 7 August 1943. Aged 29. Son of Emil and Sophie Sigwart, of Wolverton; husband of Joyce Eileen Sigwart, of Wolverton. Buried in WOLVERTON CEMETERY, Buckinghamshire. Section B. Roman Catholic Section. Grave 304. See also Wolverton War Memorial.
SMART Joseph Henry
Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class C/MX 50696, H.M.S. "Penzance," Royal Navy. Died 24 August 1940. Son of Joseph and Dorothy Smart; husband of Mrs. Smart, of Bangor, Caernarvonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 37, Column 2. See also Wolverton War Memorial.
SMITH Horace Wakeland
Ordinary Seaman D/JX 277163, H.M.S. Electra. Died at sea 27 February 1942. Aged 30. Born 19 January 1911 in Edgbaston, Warwickshire. Son of Harold and Frances Smith; husband of Elizabeth Wakeland Smith, of Highwood, Essex. M.A. (Cantab.). No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 58, Column 1.
TEBBUTT Ronald Ernest
Seaman LT/JX 696044, H.M. Trawler "Gairsay," Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 3 August 1944. Aged 37. Husband of Edna May Tebbutt, of Little Addington, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated at LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 14, Column 3.
WHEATLEY Richard James Henry
lance Bombardier 917851, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 20 August 1943 as a Japanese prisoner of War. Aged 25. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row B. Grave 19.

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