World War 1 & 2 - Roll
of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Michael Peck 2021
memorial can be found in St. Mary the Virgin Church, Village Main Street,
Cottisford. It takes the form of two, wall mounted brass plaques with
engraved inscriptions and names infilled in black enamel paint, the
World War 1 plaque sits above the World War 2 plaque, both having borders
but the World War 1 plaque has an ornate order. There are ten names
listed for World War 1 and one for World War 2.
THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN
GIVEN IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY AND IN THE CAUSE OF RIGHT
AND JUSTICE IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918, A.D.
26607, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, formerly
20401 Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917.
Son of Joseph and Alice Blaby (nee Blake). Born 1886 Cottisford,
enlisted Warwick and resident Coventry Warwickshire. Commemorated
La Chaudiere Military Cemetery. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 10.
40665, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, formerly 11504 Yorkshire
Regiment. Killed in action 1st April 1917. Son of Joseph and Alice
Blaby (nee Blake). Born 1889 Cottisford and enlisted Middlesbrough,
Yorkshire. Commemorated Fins New British Cemetery. Plot VI. Row
F. Grave 16.
143575, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 5840 Sherwood Foresters
(Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 15th
April 1918. Son of John and Harriet Blencowe (nee Moss, now wife
of Eli Massey). Born 1884 Cottisford and enlisted Brackley Northamptonshire.
Commemorated Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery. Plot III. Row G.
G/23014, 10th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment, formerly 262095
Army Service Corps. Killed in action 20th September 1917. Son of
John Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Cross (nee Cripps). Born 1895 Cottisford,
enlisted Oxford and resident Cottisford. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial.
Panel 14 to 17.
70751. Berkshire Yeomanry. Killed in action Palestine 27th November
1917. Son of John Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Cross (nee Cripps).
Born 3rd September 1897 Cottisford, enlisted Reading, Berkshire,
and resident Brackley, Northamptonshire. Commemorated Jerusalem
Memorial. Panel 4.
61478, 94th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died pneumonia 26th
November 1918. Son of Robert Luke and Julia Ann Farrer (nee Crawley).
Husband of Kate Elizabeth Farrer (described as spinster, nee Sawyers
on army record but appears to be Elizabeth (nee Sawyer) widow of
Samuel Pipe Pettit). Born 1881 Chelsea, London, and enlisted 12th
February 1915, resident Cottisford Kennels (as 1911). Commemorated
St Sever Cemetery. Section S. Plot III. Row B. Grave 2.
Corporal 8468, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light
Infantry. Killed in action Mesopotamia 27th September 1916. Son
of Joseph and Mary Lucy Gaskin (nee Durrands). Stepson of Emma Gaskin
(nee Williams, widow of Thomas Henry A Bowen). Born 1888 Juniper
Hill, enlisted Oxford (pre war regular soldier 1911) and resident
Juniper Hill. Commemorated Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. Plot
XXI. Row W. Grave 28.
34583, 26th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 25th
April 1916. Son of Aloysius and Susannah Harris (former name unknown,
marriage not proven). Born 1893 Cottisford, enlisted St Pancras,
London, and resident Hardwick. Commemorated St Patricks Cemetery.
Plot III. Row B. Grave 23.
62381, 96th Battery, 19th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 50th
General Hospital Salonika 27th October 1918. Son of Ernest Thomas
Peverell (husband of Alice as baptism, or Annie or A F as census
and only corresponding marriage is Alice Frizby Reeve but that in
1932). Born 1896 Bletchington, enlisted Oxford and resident Cottisford.
Commemorated Mikra British Cemetery. Grave 682.
230170. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 23rd February 1919
(Soldiers Effects has while on ‘demobilisation leave’). Son of Ernest
Thomas Peverell (husband of Alice as baptism, or Annie or A F as
census and only corresponding marriage is Alice Frizby Reeve but
that in 1932). Husband of Mary Jane Peverell (nee Wright). Born
28th October 1889 Woolwich. No trace SDGW or CWGC and commemoration
Timms as Canadian attestation record]. Private 81889. 2nd Battalion,
Canadian Infantry. Died 26th April 1916. Son of Albert and Emma
Timms (nee Dipper). Born 12th September 1879 Cottisford and enlisted
12th December 1914 Canada (noted as ’12 years previous service with
West Yorkshire Regiment’). Commemorated Woods Cemetery. II.F.3.
NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE." ECCLESIASTICUS. XLIV.14.
2626522. 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died between 7th and 9th
February 1944. Son of George James and Ellen Watts (nee Taylor).
Husband of Edna R Watts (nee Mitchell) of Southwick WIL. Born 1919
(born and enlisted Northamptonshire as Army Roll of Honour, birth
actually recorded Oxfordshire). Commemorated Cassino Memorial. Panel
3. Note: not found in area, verified by father born Juniper Hill.
11 September, 2022