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COGENHOE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Cogenhoe & Whiston Heritage Society 2020

Cogenhoe is a village in South Northamptonshire and overlooks the valley of the River Nene and is some five miles east of the county town, Northampton. The Cogenhoe Roll of Honour is mounted on an external wall of St. Peter's Parish Church Hall, Mill Lane, Cogenhoe at the junction Of York Avenue and Station Road. It is a First World War memorial with later additions for the Second World War, erected in 1921, unveiled on 22 May 1921 by Lt-Col John Brown D.S.O.; moved to the present site in 1973. It stood against the boundary wall demarcating the site of the village school, at the junction of Brafield Road and Station Road. The dedication service was led by Reverend R A Selby of Earls Barton. The memorial was made by Messrs J G Pullen and Sons of Northampton. In 1973 the memorial was re-located to its present site to make way for road alterations. After the Second World War an inscription was added to commemorate those who fell in that conflict. The memorial underwent conservation work in 2014, funded by War Memorials Trust. It takes the form of a landscape orientated, mould-edged and weather-hooded tablet set onto an ornate classical surround comprising a stone backboard flanked by two pilasters which support a convex pediment; there is a cross in relief at centre of pediment and the tablet itself contains incised inscriptions and names infilled with black paint. There are 15 names listed for World War 1 and 4 names for World War 2. The memorial is a Grade II listed building.

Photograph Copyright © Cogenhoe & Whiston Heritage Society 2020

HONOUR TO HEROES
IN EVER GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
THE FOLLOWING MEN
CONNECTED WITH THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-18

ATTERBURY Arthur Edward
Private 708, 1st/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Tetley, 17 June 1915, from head wounds received in action. Originally admitted to Rawal Pindi British general Hospital, Wimereaux, with gun shot wounds to the head 19 April 1915, transferred to Hospital Ship "Salta" 21 April 1915. Aged 25. Born and resident Cogenhoe, Northants, enlisted Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Baptised 1 September 1889 in Cogenhoe, son of Thomas Law and Emily Jane Atterbury. Son of Thomas and Emily Atterbury, of Mill Lane, Cogenhoe; brother of Thomas (below). Attested 2 June 1908 at Claycross. aged 18 years 11 months, a Wagon Builder by trade, height 5 feet 10 inches, chest 36-38 inches, re-engaged for a further 2 years 27 March 1912. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire, son of Thomas and Edith Attebury, brother of Thomas Atterbury, resident Main Street, Whiston, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire, an Insurance Agent, boarding at Thanet Street, Clay Lane, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Buried near the West boundary in COGENHOE (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
ATTERBURY Thomas
Acting Corporal 8728, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 June 1916. Aged 24. Born Cogenhoe, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Son of Thomas and Emily Jane Atterbury, of Mill Lane, Cogenhoe, Northampton; brother of Arthur Edward (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire, son of Thomas and Edith Attebury, brother of Arthur Atterbury, resident Main Street, Whiston, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 88.
BEDFORD Harold [Wilfred]
Pioneer 193018, No. 4 Special Company, Royal Engineers formerly 115739,, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 1 April 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Cogenhoe, Northansts, enlisted Northampton. Son of Thomas and Sarah Bedford, of Cogenhoe, Northampton. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire, son of Thomas and Sarah A Bedford, resident Main Street, Cogenhoe, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire. a Farm Labourer, son of Thoas and Sarah Bedford, resident Cogenhoe, Northampton, Northamptonshire. Buried in HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 6.
BUSBY Alfred
[Listed as BUSHBY on SDGW] Private 3062, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action on the First Day of the Somme 1 July 1916. Enlisted Northampton. Baptised 4 October 1891 in Cogehoe, Northamptonshire, son of George and Hannah Busby. Son of George and Hannah Busby, of Cogenhoe, Northants. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Cogenhoe, son of George and Hannah Busby, resident Main Street, Cogenhoe, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Cogenhoe, Northants, a general Farm Labourer, son of George and Hannah Busby, resident Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row T. Grave 6.
BUSBY Charles William
Private 23141, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died in the United Kingdom 15 May 1916. Aged 26. Born Cogenhoe, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Son of Edward and Ellen Busby, of Mill Lane, Cogenhoe, Northampton. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire, son of Edward and Ellen Bushby, resident Sewage Farm, Great Billing, Northampton, Northamptonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire, a Hprseman on Farm, son of Edward and Ellen Busby, resident Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire. Buried in FORT PITT MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent. Grave 1394.
COCKERILL Ernest
Private TF/241147, 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 27 September 1917. Born Gayton, Northants, enlisted Northampton. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Gayton, Northamptonshire, son of Carrie Cockerill (unmarried), grandson of William nd Luie Cockerill, resident Laws Yard, Gayton, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Married Mabel G Bruce in the October to December Quarter 1912 in Hardingstone Registration District, Northamptonshire. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row E. Grave 19.
GEYTON William Lawrence
Private S/11169, 9th (Service) Battalion [CWGC 8th Battalion], Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 21. Born perth, Scotalnd, enlisted Northampton. Son of W. T. A. and Sarah Geyton, of Cogenhoe, Northampton. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Cogenhoe, son of William T A and Sarah Geyton, resident Nene View, Cogenhoe, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
GRIFFIN Ralph [Edward]
[Listed as Edward on CWGC] Private 814, 12th Battaliion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Gallipoli 25 April 1915. Aged 21. Born Bushey, Hertfordshire. Son of Kate Griffin, of Islip, Thrapston, Northamptonshire and the late John Bell Griffin. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Watford, Hertfordshire, grandson of William and Elizabeth Clayson, son of Kate Griffin (a widow), resident Main Street, Cogenhoe, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. Educated Royasl Masonic School, Bushey, Hertfordshire. At the age of 14 he passed with Honours Junior Cambridge Exams December 1904, Passed Senior Cambridge Exam December 1905 being the youngest boy in the Royal Masonic School to pass this exam. Emigrated aged 16 years 6 months. Resident Wialkutting, Western Australia, Australia, a land worker with a view to taking up land of his own. In the 1911 census his mother Kate was born Brafield on the Green, Northamptonshire, aged 48, a widow, a Housekeeper, daughter of Elizabeth Clayson (a widow), resident Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 35. Australian Roll of Honour Circular
GROSE Alfred
[Spelt GROSS on CWGC, SDGW and Census] Private 22580, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 12 August 1918. Aged 37. Born Rushden, Northants, resident and enlisted Northampton. Son of Henry and Lucy Gross, of Rushden, Northants; husband of Ethel Maud (nee Webber) Gross, of Cogenhoe, Northants, married July to September Quarter 1914 in Hardingstone Registration District, Northamptonshire. In the 1881 census he was newborn, born Rushden, Northants, son of Henry and Lucy Gross, resident Crab Street, Rushden, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Rushden, Northants, son of Henry and Lucy Hannah Gross, resident Oliver Cromwell Road, Rushden, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Rushden, Northants, a Shoe Maker, son of Henry and Lucy Gross, resident 89, Cromwell Road, Rushden, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. At a Northamptonshire Military Tribunal 10 February 1917 he was aged 35, a handsewn Bootmaker, resident Cogenhoe, he was regarded as indispensable to employer, granted a temporary exemption to 28 February. Buried in PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 1.
HENMAN Charles Jones
Private 16994, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Born St. Giles, Northampton, enlisted Plymouth, Devon. Son of William Francis and Sarah Henman, of Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Northamptonshire, son of William F and Sarah Henman, resident Brafield Billing Lane, Brafield, Brafield on the Green, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. Originally attested 28 January 1908 at Northampton, aged 18 years, a Labourer, single, height 5 feet 3½ inches, weight 111 lbs, chest 33½-35½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, religious denomination Church of England. Convicted of various offences including stealing from an officer, absence followed by desertion, served various sentences. Seved in Malta, Egypt and finally at Blackdown. Discharged as Private 8664, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment at Blackdown 29 July 1914, aged 24 year 6 months, height 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 35½-37 inches, fair compleion, blue eyes, brown hair, Labourer by trade, intended place of residence Station Road, Cogenhoe, Northants; secured discharge at his own request by payment of 18 under Article 1130 Pay Warrant; his character was not good. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.
HIGGS Reginald John
Corporal 8799, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in the Persian Gulf 12 June 1915. Born and resident Cogenhoe, Northants, enlisted Oxford. Baptised 4 October 1891 in Cogenhoe, son of John Henry and Jemima Higgs. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Cogenhoe, son of John H and Jemima Higgs, resident Main Street, Cogenhoe, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire, unmarried, a serving soldier, Private, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, billeted at Wellington, Nilgiris, India. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 4.
MILLS Arthur [John]
Private SP/4467, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 6 September 1916. Resident and enlisted Northampton. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born brigton, Sussex, grandson of Robert and Elizabeth Mills, resident Private House, Cogenhoe, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born brighton, Sussex, a Shoe Packer, grandson of Elizabeth Mills (a widow), resident Main Street, Cogenhoe, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, unmarried, born Hove, Sussex, a Warehouse Foreman, nephew of Emma Mills, resident Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO. 1, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 11.
MINARDS George H
[Listed as MYNARD on SDGW and CWGC] Acting Sergeant 60430, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 3078, East Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 9 April 1917. Aged 24. Born Cogenhoe, Northants, resident and enlisted Northampton. Son of Henry and Hannah Elizabeth Mynard, of Main St., Cogenhoe, Northampton. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row G. Grave 35.
MOORE Cyril
Private 808272, 137th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died in hospital suffering from measles causing laryngeal diphtheria 29 April 1916. Aged 20. Born 22 July 1895 in Cogenhoe, Northants, resident 2022, 29th Street W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Son of Frank Lightfoot Moore and Clara Moore, of Cogenhoe, Northampton. Shoemaker/Farmer by trade. Single. Attested 13th january 1916 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, aged 20, height 5 feet 9½ inches, weight 135 lbs, chest 35 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Methodist. Buried in CALGARY UNION CEMETERY, Alberta, Canada. Grave reference L. 41. B. 5. S. P. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6321 - 3
NOTTON Harry Guy
Able Seaman J/2639, H.M.S. "Hogue," Royal Navy. When his ship was hit by two torpedoes from a German submarine while picking up survivors 22 September 1914. Aged 22. Born 9 November 1891 in Hardingstone, Northants. Son of Mary Notton, of Station Road, Cogenhoe, Northampton, and the late Thomas Leonard Notton. Enlisted 9 November 1909 for 12 years (5 years and 7 years Reserve), height 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 34¼ inches, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. Prior to enlisting he was an Errand Boy. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 2.

TRUE LOVE BY LIFE TRUE LOVE BY DEATH IS TRIED
LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND WE FOR ENGLAND DIED

1939-45

BOOR Sidney Alfred
Guardsman 2663064, Coldstream Guards. Killed as a result of enemy action at the Guards Depot, Caterham, 1 September 1940. Aged 20. Born 16 June 1920 in Cogenhoe. Born and resident Northampton. Son of William H. Boor and Ethel Boor, of Cogenhoe. In the 1939 Register he was a Boot & Shoe Checking Room, unmarried, resident Church Road, Cogenhoe, Northampton R.D., Northamptonshire. Employed in Boot and Shoe Trade. Attested Northampton 6 August 1940. Height 6 feet 1 inch, weight 157 lbs, chest 37½-41 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, black hair, religious denomination Methodist. Buried in COGENHOE (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
GEYTON John Abbot
Lieutenant 142188, Pioneer Corps. Died on service 26 April 1942. Aged 48. Born and resident Northamptonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Cogenhoe, Northants, a Domestic Gardener, son of William Thomas Andrew and Sarah Geyton, resident Cogenhoe Northampton, Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire. In the First World War he served as a Second Lieutenant with the 2nd/6th Battalon, South Staffordshire Regiment and was taken prisoner of War 21 March 1918, repatriated 20 December 1918. In the Electoral Register 1920, 1921 and 1922 he was resident Gladstone Terrace, Cogenhoe. Buried in the South-West corner of COGENHOE (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
MARSHALL Lawrence

Trooper 7947305, 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards), Royal Armoured Corps. Died of wounds recieved in Burma 30 August 1944. Aged 22. Born 25 April 1916. Born Lancashire, resident Northamptonshire. Son of Clarence and Marion Marshall, of Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire. Buried in RANCHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 8. Row L. Grave 11.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1945:

MARSHALL Lawrence of The Steps Cogenhoe Northamptonshire died 30 August 1944 on war service Administration Oxford 9 February to Clarence Marshall of no occupation.
Effects £226 5s. 3d.

TIMBS Walter Harold
Lance Corporal T/178366, 53 Infantry Brigade Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of burns working on the Thailand-Burma Railway as a Japanese Prisoner of War 21 June 1944. Aged 28. Captured at Singapore 15 February 1942. Born 25 April 1916 Northamptonshire, resident Northamptonshire. Son of Millicent Timbs; husband of Agne Mary Timbs, of 14, High Streetm Denton, Northamptonshire. Driver by trade. In the 1939 Register he was a Public Service Vehicle Driver, unmarried, resident with his mother at "The Bungalow" Station Road, Cogenhoe, Northampton R.D., Northamptonshire. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 9. Row L. Grave 8.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1946:

TIMBS Walter Harold of. Main-street Denton Northamptonshire died 21 June 1944 on war service Administration Birmingham 19 January to Agnes Mary Timbs widow. Effects £323 0s. 2d.

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