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Harpsden-Cum-Bolneys war memorial is in the local cemetery on the main road through the village.

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The memorial above is behind the cross at the end of the path

To The Glory of God and in Honoured Memory of


Albert Sydney

Corporal 200804, 1/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Bucinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 8th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Enlisted Oxford, resident Henley-on-Thames.Son of Jesse and Emma Christian, of Midland Counties Home, Leamington Spa. Born Henley-on-Thames. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 16.


Edgar James Edwards

Private 6966, 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A. I. F. Killed in action 16th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Middlesex, enlisted Manilla, New South Wales, Australia. Educated Harpsden School, Henley-on-Thames. Emigrated aged 19. Engineer by trade. Son of Edward and Kate Cripps, of Mill Lane, Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 39. See Australian Roll of Honour for details



[This is the only Stephen NILSOM there is] Lance Corporal 7692. 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th May 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Newbury, enlisted Reading. Buried in ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 19.



Private 318, 7th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 8th May 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 24. Enlisted Kyabram, Victoria, Australia. Educated Harpsden School, Henley-on-Thames. Son of Mr. George Piggott of, Boston House, Harpsden, Henley-on-Thames.. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 201 to 204. See Australian Roll of Honour for details


Edward Walter George

Private 2136, 37th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died 10th February 1918. Aged 26. Son of Henry Edward and Mary Jane Robbins. Native of Harpsden, Henley-on-Thames. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31. Not listed on the Australian Roll of Honour Database.


Frank Henry

Second Lieutenant, Royal Warwickshire Regiment attached to 1st. Battalion, Border Regiment. 29th. Division. Formerly Sergeant, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Badly wounded on the Somme, brought home and died in military hospital in the UK 15th July 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs Frank Talbot of Harpsden. Buried in St. Margarets Churchyard, Harpsden, Oxfordshire.


Walter George

Private 8274, 2nd, Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. 2nd Division. Killed in action near Polygon Wood 21st October 1914 aged 28. Born in Bix, Oxfordshire and enlisted in Henley on Thames. Son of Mr & Mrs R.T.Thatcher of “The Folly” Lower Assendon, Henley on Thames. Commemorated on The Menin Gate, Ypres Belgium.

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