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BARNWELL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Researched Information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Robert Norris 2014
researched Martin Edwards

The Barnwell War Memorial is located in the churchyard of St. Andrew's Church, Church Hill, Barnwell, Northamptonshire. The stone carver were Messrs Morris & Co of George Street, Hanover Square, London and the lanscape of the paviour was r Czarnikow. The memorial was dedicated 24 October 1920 by Canon Smalley Law of Oundle (Rural Dean) and the unveiling service was attended by parishioners and relatives of the fallen. The memorial takes the form of a two-stepped, square, base surmounted by a square sectioned plinth, pad with tapering rectangular shaft and Celtic wheel cross; the inscription is incised in black lettering. There are 21 names listed for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2. the details of the dedication ceremony appeared in Peterborough Advertiser dated 30 October 1920, page 2.

Barnwell Jane King (WMR-8458)

Extract from Peterborough Standard - Saturday 30 October 1920, page 12:

A MEMORIAL CROSS.
BARNWELL'S TRIBUTE TO FALLEN -
SOLDIERS

Barnwell's memorial to her fallen sons is in the form of an artistically carved Celtic cross. The shaft rises about 12 feet above the base, on two sides of which are engraved the names of the 16 heroes whose memory is thus commemorated. The front side bears the following inscription, "In grateful memory of the men of Barnwell who gave their lives for England in the Great War- 1914-1918- Faithint unto death."

Clipsham stone has been employed. and the work carried out by Messrs. Morris and Co., George-street, Hanover-square, London, at a cost of nearly £200. Mr. Czarnikow kindly undertook the preparation of the foundation, and provided the services of a ma n to assist in its erection. The site in every respect is an admirable one. About the centre of the newly added extension of St. Andrew's Churchyard, and adjoining the road, it is in full view of the passer-by, and may be clearly from the centre of the village.

The dedication took place on Sunday, and was very impressive. Evensong was said in the Church, after which the large congregations, including many ex-Service men, led by the Churchwarden (Mr. T. Pashler), the clergy and choir went in procession singing the hymn "The Son of God goes forth to war.' They ranged themselves in a wide cicle round the cross, forming in the glorious sunshine, a striking scene.

The Rector (the Rev. W. W. Baillie) conducted the service,assisted by the Rev. H. C. Holmes, Rector of Achurch. who read the special lessons. The special psalms were the 23rd and the 46th. The hymns were processional) 221 and 438.

Canon Smalley Lew performed the dedication cetemony, and gave a beautiful and eloquent address. choosing his text front St. Paul's Epistle to the Phillipians, "Obedient unto death." After the address, Col. Fawcett read out the names of tha fallen heroes, as follows:—Ldward Bennett, Walter Pateman, Henry Howe. Henry Berry Stranger, Edward White, David Quincey, George Waite, Robert Chester, Edward Waite, Chas, Busby, Cecil J. Parnell, Fredk. W. Parnell, Douglas Paine, Ernest Howard Copson, Stanley Haold Slater, Joseph T. Abbott. The . "Abide with me," was then sung, and after the blessing, bugles sounded the "Last Post."

Most of the parents and relatives of the fallen ones were present, and in addition were noticed Mr. and Mrs. Czarnikow, Miss Czarnikow, Miss Ponsonby. Mr. Heard, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. Cheney, Mrs. G. F. Baker, Mr. G. Marriatt, Mrs. Fawcett. Mrs. Holmes and many persons from the surrounding district.

Many floral tributes were placed at the base of cross, with the following inscriptions: "In memory loving memory of Robert Chester," from mother, father, brothers and sisters; "In loving memory of Robert Chester," from Will and Maggie; "In memory of David Quincey," from Mrs. Maddison and Sam; "In loving memory of our dear boys, George and Edward Waite." from mother, father, brother and sisters; "In loving memory of the dear boys, from all at old cottage"; "In memory of our fallen heroes." Many bunches of flowers which bore no name were placed with those mentioned abov e.

IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
BARNWELL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR ENGLAND
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 1918
FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH

ABBOTT Joseph Herbert
Private 17990, Depot, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 11 November 1918. Aged 41. Born Polebrook, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Son of Thomas Abbott. Buried East of church in BARNWELL ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
BENNETT Edward [Adams]
Corporal 7981, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1914. Aged 29. Born Oundle, Northants, enlisted Northamton. Son of Edward James Bennett, of Barnwell Mills, Oundle, Northants., and the late Mary Ann Bennett. Nearly nine years' service, five of which he served in India. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.
BUSBY [Samuel] Charles
Private TR10/17974, 29th Battalion, Training Reserve. Died on service 10 April 1917. Aged 18. Son of John and Esther Busby, of 18, Barnwell, Peterborough. Buried South-East of church in BARNWELL ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD.
CHESTER Robert
Corporal G/10224, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) formerly 22675, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18 September 1916. Born Luddington, Hunts, resident Barnwell, Northants, enlisted Thrapston, Northants. Buried in ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 10.
COPSON Ernest Howard
Private 77792, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly TR/10/148350, Training Reserve Battalion. Killed in action 6 June 1918. Born Northampton, resident Oundle, enlisted Kettering. Son of Mr. W. Copson, of Gipsy Lane, Barnwell, Peterborough. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row B. Grave 17.
HOWE Henry
No further information currently available
PAINE Frank Douglas
Lance Corporal 31309, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Enlisted Northampton. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Oundle, Northamptonshire, an Assistant (his father was a butcher), son of Gerge and Florence Paine, resident Barnwell near Oundle, Barnwell, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.
PARNELL Cecil James
Private TR10/27027, 31st (Training Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died on service in United Kingdom 21 April 1917. Aged 18. Born Winwick, Hunts, resident Barnwell, enlisted Kettering. Son of Pharoah and Isabella Parnell, of Achurch, Barnwell. Buried South-East of chucrh in BARNWELL ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
PARNELL Frederick William
Private 40255, 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers formerly 26944, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born Winwick, Northampton, resident Barnwell, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Son of Pharoah and Isabella Parnell, of Achurch, Barnwell, Peterborough. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row A. Grave 23.
PATEMAN Walter
No further information currently available
QUINCEY David
Lance Corporal 24915, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 4 September 1916. Born Barnwell, Northants, enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born New England, Northamptonshire, son of John and Marcey Quincey, resident 106, G.N.R. Cottages, Peterborough St John the Baptist, Peterborough, Northants. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Oundle, Northants, a Domestic Cowman, boarding at Barnwell near Oundle, Barnwell, Northamptonshire. Attested 6 April 1916 at Norwich, aged 24 years 11 months, resident Barwell, Northamptonshire, employed as a Groom (servant), single, previously served as 3677, 2nd/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 140 lbs, chest 38-41 inches. Served in United Kingdom 6 April 1916 to 20 July 1916, with british Expeditionary Force 21 July 1916 until his death. Next of kin Mrs. K. Maddison, of 13, Barnwell, Oundle, Northants (probably foster mother). Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 29.
SLATER Stanley Harold
Private 77819, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 57602, 17th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 24 August 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Barnwell, Northants, enlisted Kettering. CWGC states born at Sutton, Peterborough. Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Slater, of 24, Barnwell, Peterborough. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 2.
STRANGER Henry Berry
Private 1095, "B" Squadron, Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 9 August 1915. Aged 24. Resident Barnwell near Oundle, enlisted Northampton. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Stranger, of Barnwell, Oundle, Northants. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 8.
WAITE Edward
Private 40017, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 15 October 1916. Born Denford, Northants, resident Barnwell, Northants, enlisted Kettering. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 12.
WAITE George
Private G/10225, 10th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 17 September 1916. Aged 24. Son of Benjamin Waite, of 15, Barnwell, Peterborough. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.
WHITE Edward
No further information currently available
1939-1945
BERRIDGE Richard
No further information currently available
MARRIOTT Patrick Charles aka Pat

Corporal (Driver) 544332, Royal Air Force. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 18 February 1945. Aged 26. Born 27 January 1919 in Penders End, Middlesex. Son of James Edward and Hilda Charlotte Marriott, of Barnwell, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji Cemetery, Singapore. Column 452.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1946:

MARRIOTT Patrick Charles of The Bungalow Barnwell Northamptonshire died 18 February 1045 on war service Administration Peterborough 20 May to James Edward Marriott ordnance storeman Effects £481 9s. 4d.

RUSSELL Harold [Thomas]
Gunner 922761, 135 (The Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War when the transport ship Hofuku Maru was sunk by planes from an American Aircraft Carrier 80 miles north of Corregidor Island (Philippines) 21 September 1944. Aged 24. Born 5 November 1919 in Barnwell, Northants. Son of Mrs. Alice May Russell, of Barnwell, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji Cemetery, Singapore. Column 36.
WELLS Thomas Slater
Leading Aircraftman 510360, Royal Air Force. Died 29 January 1940. Aged 30. Husband of Dorothy Alice Wells, of Oundle. Buried in BARNWELL ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
WOODS Robert
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