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MINWORTH AND CURDWORTH WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2022

Within Warwickshire the two villages of Minworth and Curdworth are roughly 1¾ miles apart.The first is a Roll of Honour listing those who served and those who died and is affixed to the wall within St. George the Martyr Church, Water Orton Lane, Minworth, Warwickshire listing those from both Minworth and Curdworth who served and died in World War 1; in addition there is a further wall mounted plaque listing those from Minworth who gave their lives in borth World War 1 and World War 2; a further plaque lists those who fell from Minworth Council School during the 1914-1919 war; a singular memorial in the form of an elaborate, coloured cross with the image of Christ hanging from it and a plaque at the bottom commemorating Private E. J. Hewitt. In St. Nicholas & St. Peter ad Vincula Church, Glebe Fields, off Coleshill Road, Curdworth there are several memorials. The first contains the same detailed Roll of Honour as Minworth. Additionally there is a further wall mounted plaque listing those from Curdworth who gave their lives in both World War 1 and World War 2; another wall mounted tablet lists those from Curdworth Aerodrome who died in the 1914-1919 War. There is also a memorial in the form of a propellor affixed to the wall commemorating Lisutenant Sidney Woodrow who died in a flying accident.

The Roll of Honour lists for Curdworth 65 names and for Minworth 99 names. The Roll of Honour lists 164 names in total, 121 served and returned and 43 gave their lives. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order within parish. The names on the RoH that appear on the other memorials are linked just click on the blue link. Similarly certain names on the memorials are also linked.

Photographs Copyright © John Perry 2016
Photograph (below) Curdworth - Roll of Honour Board David Austin (WMR-66028)

1914 THE GREAT WAR 1919
CURDWORTH & MINWORTH
ROLL OF HONOUR
Presented by the Soldiers Work Societies

CURDWORTH
  BATES G Pte, R War
  BLADON H Dvr, R.E.
  BLADON W Pte, R War
  BOTT Caroline Pte, W.A.A.C.
* BOTT J Pte, W. Yorks
* BOTT T Gnr, R.G.A.
  BREEDEN J Gnr, R.F.A.
  BRIDGES T Pte, West Riding
  BRITTON F Pte, R.A.M.C.
* BURDEN R Pte, R War
  CLARK H Pte R Berks
  DAVIS G Gnr, R.G.A.
  DAVIS J Pte, R.A.S.C.
  DAVIS R Pte, Coldstream Guards
* DEVENPORT F Gnr, R.F.A.
* DEVENPORT H A.B. R.N. Portsmouth
* DEXTER W Pte, Som L.I.
* ENGLAND F Pte, D.C.L.I.
  ENGLAND W A.B. R.N.D.
* GOODGER H 1st Writer, H.M.S. Bulwark
* GOPSALL A Pte, R War
  GREGG G L-Cpl, London R.
  HADEN A Pte, R W Fus
  HARRIS F Pte, Wilts
  HAWKINS G Bombr, R.G.A.
  HAWKINS J Dvr, R.G.A.
  HEAP J Dvr, R.F.A.
  HOWARD W Pte, R War
  JOBBORNE A Pte, Devon
  KEELING S Pte, Canada
  KESTERTON J Pte, R War
  KESTERTON T Pte, M.G.C.
  KETLAND W Pte, Hants
* KNIGHT A Pte, R War
  LEIGHTON E Pte, Norfolk
  LEWIS W Gnr, R.G.A.
* MANDER O Pte, Gloster
* MARSHALL J Pte, R War
  MARTIN C Pte, R.A.O.C.
  MATTHEWS W Pte, R War
  MAYGLOTHLING W Pte, D.C.L.I.
  MELBOURNE F Pte, R.A.M.C.
* MELBOURNE H Pte, Wilts
  PARRY C Pte, Gloster
* PREEDY J Pte, R War
* PRICE C Gnr, R.F.A.
  QUIMBY W Dvr, R.G.A.
  ROBERTS H Corpl, R War
  ROBERTS W Sergt, R.F.A.
  SCATTERGOOD F Pte, R War
* SCATTERGOOD J Gnr, R.G.A.
  SERRELL F Corpl, R.A.M.C.
  SHARRARD C Sergt, R.F.A.
* SHARRARD H Pte, Dorset
  SPICER A A.B., H.M.S. Benbow
  STOCKS J Pte, R War
  STOKES E Gnr, R.G.A.
  STOKES G Sergt, Middx
  STOKES W Corpl, R Berks
* SUCH G Pte, N Staffs
  SUCH J Corpl, R War
* WATKINS J Sap, R.E.
  WATKINS W Pte, Cycle Squad
  WILLDEY J Pte, Canada
  WILLDEY W 2nd Lieut, R.A.F.
MINWORTH
* ABBOTT A Corpl, R War
  ABBOTT Percy A.B., R.N.D.
  ASTLEY W Gnr, R.G.A.
  AUSTIN J Gnr, R.G.A.
* AUSTIN W Gnr, R.G.A.
* BIGNELL C Pte, Q R Surreys
  BOOTH C Dvr, R.F.A.
  BROMWICH H Air Mec, R.A.F.
  BRYAN A Air Mec, R.A.F.
* BUTLIN T Pte, R War
* CALDICOTT S Gnr, R.G.A.
  CALDICOTT T Pte, R War
  CARTON Jas Pte, S Staffs
  CARTON Jos Dvr, R.F.A.
* CARTON W Pte, R War
* CASTE W Pte, R War
  CHARLES H Bombr, R.F.A.
  CHARLES S Dvr, R.A.S.C.
  CHARLETT W Pte, R War
* CLARKE A Dvr, R.F.A.
  COLLINS W Dvr, R.F.A.
  COWDELL P Pte, R War
  CROSS G Pte, R.A.M.C.
  CROSS W Pte, R Berks
* CULLEY W Pte, R War
  CURETON F Pte, R War
  DAVIS H Sap, R.E.
  DAVY H Corpl, War Yeo
  DEVEREUX A Gnr, R.F.A.
  DUNN G Pte, H.L.I.
  DUNN J Sap, R.E.
  DYDE Alice Corpl, W.R.A.F.
* EAVES A Tr, R Hus
  EAVES G Dvr, R.E.
  EAVES H Pte, Devon
  EAVES J Pte, R.A.S.C.
  EAVES F [Might be P EAVES] Pte, R.A.S.C.
* EAVES T Pte, R War
  ELMORE A Pte, R War
* ELMORE T Pte, Dorsets
* ELMORE W Dvr, R.A.S.C.
  FAULKNER F Pte, R War
  FAULKNER J Pte, R War
* FAULKNER T Pnr, Lab Batt
  GLAVES T Corpl, E Yorks
  GREENUP J Lieut, R.A.F.
  HAILSTONE Chas H R.N.V.R.
  HALL H Pte, R.A.S.C.
  HEWITT C Pte, Worc
* HEWITT E J Pte, R Ir Fus
  HEWITT F E Air Mech, R.A.F.
  HILL A (L.G.) Pte, Wilts
* HILL Rol Cpl, R War
  HITCHMAN P Gnr, R.F.A.
  HITCHMAN V Pte, Cold Gds
  HOLLIS J Pte, Hants
  HUMPHRIES A E Pte, R War
  HUMPHRIES G R Pte, M.G.C.
  JONES Herbert A.B., R Navy
  JUXON H Air Mech, R.A.F.
  KELLEY H H Lieut, Ches
* KELLEY V J Pte, Liv Soot?
  LEESON T Air Mech, R.A.F.
  LINES Jack Sap, R.E.
  LINES O L-Cpl, Lestr
  LINES W Cadet, R War
  MALIEN J Pte, R War
  MILLER H Pte, Cold Gds
  NOWN A Pnr, R.E.
  OWEN C W Pte, R War
  OWEN Jas Pte, Cold Gds
  PAYNE A Pte, R.A.M.C.
* PAYNE R Pte, K O Lanc
  PERKINS Hilda N.A.C.B.
  PRESTIDGE E Pte, D.C.L.I.
* REYNOLDS G Sergt, Cold Gds
* ROFFEY R Corpl, Liv Regt
  SKINNER E L-Cpl, Hants R
  SMITH A Pte, Worc
* SMITH A F (LG) Hants R
* SMITH Edw Pte, R.E.
  SMITH Eliza Sergt, W.R.A.F.
  SMITH Geo Pte, R.E.
  SMITH Jos Pte, R War
  THOMPSON G Pte, Worc
  TIDMARSH, MM D Pte, R.A.S.C. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.)
  TUNNEY, MM J Gnr, R.F.A. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.)
  TUNNEY T Pte, R War
  WATSON D M Lieut, R.A.S.C.
  WATSON W Pte, R War
  WEAVER A Pte, R.F.A.
  WEAVER F Pte, R.A.S.C.
* WEAVER Fred Pte, R W Fus
  WILLAIMS L G Sister, Salonika Force
  WILLETTS J Pte, R War
  WILLIAMS C Air Mec, R.A.F.
  WILSON E Dvr, R.F.A.
* WOOLLEY J Pte, R War
  YENDELL Wm Pte, R War

Curdworth War Memorial

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
& IN EVER
GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE OF THESE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

BOTT James
Private 3/9476, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 23 February 1915. Born Kingsbury, Tamworth, enlisted Birmingham. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IX. Row F. Grave 9.
BOTT Thomas
Gunner 276371, 124th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery formerly 12584, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 9 August 1917. Aged 42. Born and resident Curdworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Husband of Mary Ann Bott, of The Hill, Curdworth, Birmingham. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 9.
BURDEN Ralph
Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment - No further information currently available
DEVENPORT Frank
Gunner 64963, "D" Battery, 103rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 5 August 1917. Aged 24. Resident and enlisted Birmingham. Son of Samuel and Jane Devenport, of Birmingham. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 13A.
DEVENPORT Harry
Able Seaman SS/5584 (Portsmouth), H.M.S. "Victory I," Royal Navy. Died from Pyonephrosis Double Obstruction 4 May 1917. Born 11 September 1896 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. Brother of Mrs. Dixon, 21 Cromwell Grove, Crewe, Cheshire.. Groom prior to enlisting. Enlisted 18 March 1915 for 5 years and 7 years Reserce, height 5 feet 1¼ inches, chest 33½ inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 28. Grave 7.
DEXTER Walter
Private 18235, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 31 October 1918. Born Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, resident Birmingham, enlisted Leamington. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot II. Row EE/ Grave 1.
ENGLAND Frederick [Ruben]
Private 25366, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died on service 22 February 1917. Aged 25. Born Minworth, Warwickshire, resident Curdworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Son of John and Mary Ann England, of Barr's Cottages, Curdworth, Birmingham. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 40.
GOODGER Harry
[RoH states H.M.S. Bulwark] Writer 1st 347124, H.M.S. Princess Irene, Royal Navy. Died 27 May 1915. Aged 30. Born Roseville, Wolverhampton. Son of George and Emma Goodger, of Dunton, Curdworth, Warwickshire, late of Ocker Hill, Tipton, Staffs. Buried in GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, Kent. Grave refeence Naval. 20. 1028.
GOPSALL Alfred
[Listed as GOPSILL on CWGC and SDGW] Private 27881, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 June 1917. Born Sheldon, Warwickshire, resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 39.
KNIGHT Alfred
Private 16736, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Aged 29. Born Curdworth, Birmingham, resident Birmingham, enlisted Coleshill, Warwickshire. Son of John and Hannah Knight, of Curdworth, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
MANDER Owen
Private 17996, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Aged 39. Born Rodway, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Son of George and Sarah Mander, of Radway, Warwick; husband of Elizabeth Mander, of "Ivy Cottage," Banbury Rd., Kineton, Warwick. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 40 and 41.
MARSHALL James
Private 4513, 1st/6th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18 July 1916. Resident Curdworth, near Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Thomas and Sarah Marshall (now Bennett), of Curdworth, Warwickshire. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 31.
MELBOURNE Harry [Tyrell]
[Listed as MELBOURN on SDGW and CWGC] Private 19952, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) formerly 58692, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 9 April 1916. Born Saltley, Warwickshire, enlisted and resident Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64. See also Minworth Council School
PREEDY [John] Thomas
Private 1361, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 November 1914. Born Curdworth, Birmingham, resident Neithrop, Banbury, Oxon, enlisted Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8.
PRICE Charles
Gunner 36774, "C" Battery, 71st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 11 April 1917. Aged 22. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Price, of Curdworth, nr. Birmingham; husband of Clara Phoebe Price, of 17, Nansen Rd., Saltley, Birmingham. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row F. Grave 8A. See also Minworth Council School
SCATTERGOOD John
Gunner 453, Royal Garrison Artillery formerly 453, 132nd Oxfordshire Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 2 July 1918. Aged 39. Born and resident Curdworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Husband of Florrie Morris, of Church Lane, Curdworth, Birmingham. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 22.
SHARRARD Harry aka Henry
Private 11910, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1916. Aged 26. Born Curdworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham, Warwickshire. Son of Annie Phillips, of Church Lane, Curdworth, Birmingham. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row U. Grave 1.
SUCH George
Private 241896, 1st/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died on service 28 February 1917. Born Curdworth, Warwickshire, resident Uckfield, Sussex, enlisted Chichester, Sussex. Son of Mrs. G. Such, of The Hill, Curdworth, Birmingham. Buried in ST. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row E. Grave 8.
WATKINS John
Sapper 107736, 67th Field Company or "C" Depot Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 8 November 1918. Resident Curdworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Buried in CURDWORTH (SS. NICHOLAS AND PETER) CHURCHYARD, Warwickshire.
WILLDEY Gilbert [Bennett]
Private 16044, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Water Orton, Warwickshire, enlisted Colchester, Essex. Son of William Thomas and Hannah Willdey, of "The Chestnuts," Water Orton, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
1939-1945
BETTAM John [Noel]
Ordinary Seaman D/JX246433, H.M.S. Charybdis, Royal Navy. Died at sea 23 October 1943. Aged 17. Born 10 December 1925 in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. Son of William and May Bettam; nephew of Elizabeth Foden, of Curdworth, Warwickshire. Buried in DINARD ENGLISH CEMETERY, Ille-et-Vilaine, France. Row D. Grave 20.
CLARKE [Albert] Ernest
Private 5122101, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1943. Aged 29. Born 31 January 1914. Son of Albert and Mabel Elizabeth Clarke; husband of Ethel Clarke, of Curdworth, Warwickshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Grocer's Assistant, resident with his parents at 45 High Street, Coleshill, Meriden R.D., Warwickshire. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 14.
JACKSON Gordon Arthur aka Arthur Gordon

Sapper 4928969, H.Q. V. Corps Troops, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 6 June 1944. Aged 32. Born 20 April 1913. Husband of Gladys Jackson, of Cannock, Staffordshire. In the 1939 census he was a Senior Clerk Motor Work, unmarried, living with his widowed mother, Hettie, resident Beehive Hotel, Beehive Lane, Curdworth, Meriden R.D., Warwickshire. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot X. Row D. Grave 40.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1946:

JACKSON Arthur Gordon otherwise Gordon Arthur of Mullensgrove Curdworth Warwickshire died on or since 6 December 1944 on war service Probate Birmingham 14 February to Charles William Cooper farmer. Effects £1352 13s.

MOSELEY William
Corporal 1061036, Army Catering Corps. Died 6 January 1946. Aged 44. Born 5 September 1901. Born and resident Birmingham. Son of John and Eliza Moseley; husband of Gertrude Sarah (nee Whitehead) Moseley, of Curdworth, married October to December Quarter 1925 in Meriden Registration District, Warwickshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Tractor Driver, married to Gertrude S Moseley, resident Newlands Cottages, Curdworth, Meriden R.D., Warwickshire. Buried in North-West part of CURDWORTH (SS. NICHOLAS AND PETER) CHURCHYARD, Warwickshire.

Minworth War Memorial

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
MEN FROM THIS PARISH OF
MINWORTH WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
A.D. 1914 - 1918

ABBOTT Alfred
Corporal 15621, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 December 1916. Born Kidlington, Oxon, resident Minworth, Birmingham, enlisted Coleshill, Warwickshire. Husband of Olive Hitchman (formerly Abbott), of The Green, Minworth, Birmingham. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 36.
AUSTIN William
Gnr, R.G.A. probably William AUSTIN, Gunner 62578, 120th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 19 September 1917.Aged 25. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Brother of John Austin, of 2, Exmouth Cottages, Water Orton, Birmingham. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 6. See also Minworth Council School
BIGNELL Charles [Valentine]
[Listed as BIGNALL on SDGW] Private G/25837, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) formerly 23835, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1918. Aged 37. Born Paulersbury, Northants, resident Minworth, Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham, Warwickshire. Father of Charles Frederick Bignell, of 3, May Cottages, Minworth, Birmingham. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 11.
BUTLIN Thomas
Private 208352 [SDGW] or 268352 [CWGC], 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 31. Born and resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Son of John Butlin, of Minworth, Birmingham; husband of Alice Maud Butlin, of Summer Lane, Minworth, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 18 and 19.
CALDICOTT Stephen
[Listed as Steophen CALDICOT on SDGW] Gunner 62576, 41st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Aged 24. Born Gillson, Warwick, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Sarah Jane Smith (formerly Caldicott), of Ivy Cottage, Bull Ring, Minworth, Birmingham, and the late Stephen Caldicott. His brother Walter John Caldicott [resident Birmingham] also fell. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Collective grave 30. See also Minworth Council School
CARTON William
Private 40963, 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 April 1918. Aged 18. Born Pendleton, Lancashire, resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Warwick. Son of Peter and Margaret Carton, of Old Railway Inn, Kingsbury Rd., Minworth, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2 and 3.
CASTE William
Private 18033, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 August 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Husband of Miriam Caste, of Appletree Cottages, Springfield Rd., Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B. See also Minworth Council School
CLARKE Albert
Dvr, R.F.A. probably Albert Edward CLARKE, Gunner 113790, "A" Battery, 72nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14 October 1917. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Born COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 15. See also Minworth Council School
CULLEY William [James]
Private 10533, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born and enlisted Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 22 to 25.
EAVES Albert
[Trooper on RoH] Private 7555, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars. Killed in action 1 November 1914. Aged 20. Born Birmingham, resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted London. Son of Mary Elizabeth Keates (formerly Eaves), of Kingsbury Rd., Minworth, Birmingham, and the late William Eaves. One of seven brothers who served. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5. See also Minworth Council School
EAVES Thomas
Private 306753, 1st/8th (Territorial) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1916. Resident Minworth, Birmingham, enlisted Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row B. Grave 14.
ELMORE Thomas
Private 11915, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 February 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Leonard and Charlotte Elmore, of Bull Ring, Minworth, Birmingham. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.4. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 34. See also Minworth Council School
ELMORE William
[Dvr, R.A.S.C on RoH] Private T/313564, 2nd Reinforcement Camp, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 24 November 1918. Buried in JANVAL CEMETERY, DIEPPE, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row X. Grave 4.
FAULKNER Thomas
Pioneer 124771, 11th (Labour) Battalion, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 19 January 1916. Born Warwick, resident Birmingham. enlisted Westminster, Middlesex. Buried in KANDAHAR FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 4.
HEWITT Edward [James]
Private 41749, 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) formerly S/4/055632, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 11 April 1918. Aged 23. Born Norwich, resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Steele Hewitt, of The Post Office, Minworth, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 140 to 141. See also Minworth Council School
HILL Rowland
Cpl, R War. probably Rowland William HILL, Private 8693, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment formerly 21355, Hussars. Killed in action 18 November 1916. Born Yardley, Birmingham, resident Bedworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Nuneaton, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B. See also Minworth Council School
KELLEY Victor [James]
Private 7531 [CWGC] or 358349 [SDGW], 10th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds at St. Mary's Hospital, London, 8 July 1917. Aged 19. Resident and enlisted Birmingham. Son of Mrs. H. E. Hart (formerly Kelley), of Ash Farm, Minworth, Birmingham, and the late Joseph Kelley. Buried North of West end of church in WALMLEY (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD, Warwickshire. See also Minworth Council School
PAYNE Richard
Private 2528, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 21. Born Oxford, enlisted Lancaster. Son of Harry Alfred Payne, of The Plough Inn, Shustoke, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.
REYNOLDS George [Henry]
[RoH states Sergt, Cold Gds] Private 5667, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Born Worcester, resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Coventry. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.
ROFFEY Ralph
Corporal 24052, 13th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died on service 7 October 1918. Aged 37. Born Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, resident Birmingham, enlisted Liverpool. Son of William and Sarah Roffey; husband of Alice Roffey, of Corporation Cottages, Kingsbury Rd., Minworth, Birmingham. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VIII. Row J. Grave 2A.
SMITH Alexander [Forbes]
Private 28520, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 7 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Port Erroll, Aberdeen, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Gordon and Eliza Smith, of Walmley Ash, Minworth, Birmingham. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 2. See also Minworth Council School
SMITH Edward [John]
[RoH lists him as Pte, R.E.] Private 1612, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 October 1914. Born and resident Minworth, near Birmingham, enlisted Warwick. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 15.
WEAVER Frederick aka Fred
Private 23094, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 25. Born St. Martin's, Warwick, resident Minworth, enlisted Birmingham. Son of John and Sarah Ann Weaver. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 50 to 52.
WOOLLEY John [Henry]
Private 5026, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 November 1915. Aged 24. Born Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, resident Water Orton, Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham. Son of George James and Kate Woolley, of Water Orton, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
1939-1945
CRANE Mervyn [Henry]
Able Seaman P/SSX16141, H.M.S. Berwick, Royal Navy. Died from accidental Coal Gas poisoning at 82 Chalmers Street, Dumfermline, 16 March 1940. Aged 22. Born 27 August 1917 in Coleshill, Warwickshire. Son of Ada F. M. Crane, of Minworth, Warwickshire. Buried in DUNFERMLINE (DOUGLAS BANK) CEMETERY, Fifeshire, Scotland. Section A. Grave 171.
DAVY Alan [Churchill]
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1816775, 1654 HCU, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying out of R.A.F. Wigsley on a night Diversionary raid flying in an Avro Lancaster III, serial number LM748, when the aicraft was shot down by an intruder, crashing east of Stapleford, SSW of Lincoln 4 March 1945; the force of impact was such that three of the bodies of the crew could either not be found or could not be identified, and they are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial of which he is one. Aged 20. Son of Henry and Daisy Frances Davy, of Minworth, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 274.
HALL Eric [James]
Fusilier 14700207, 4th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 16 September 1944. Aged 29. Born 21 February 1915. Son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Hall, of Minworth, Warwickshire. In the 1939 Register he was a Locomotive Driver, unmarried, living with his parents at Elmdere, Kingsbury Road, Royal Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Coldfield M.B., Warwickshire. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 13.
WILLOUGHBY William [Alfred]
Corporal 4923564, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 30 July 1944. Aged 31. Born 16 April 1912, baptised 12 May 1912 in Curdworth, Warwickshire, resident Wiggins Hill. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Willoughby, of Minworth, Warwickshire; husband of Edith Lucy (nee Forknall) Willoughby, of Minworth, married July to September Quarter 1936 in Birmingham Registration District, Warwickshire. In the 1939 Register he was employed in Sewage Disposal, married to Edith L Willoughby, resident 16 Minworth Hall Cottage, Royal Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Coldfield M.B., Warwickshire. Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 13.
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HONOUR
MINWORTH COUNCIL SCHOOL
OLD BOYS WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
ASTLEY H
No further information currently available - In the 1901 census there was Henry ASTLEY, aged 8, born Minworth, Warwickshire, son of Emma Tunney, stepson of John Tunney, resident Bull Ring, Minworth, Curdworth, Aston, Warwickshire.
AUSTIN William
Gnr, R.G.A. probably William AUSTIN, Gunner 62578, 120th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 19 September 1917.Aged 25. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Brother of John Austin, of 2, Exmouth Cottages, Water Orton, Birmingham. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 6. See also Minworth
BURTON R
No further information currently available
CALDICOTT Stephen
[Listed as Steophen CALDICOT on SDGW] Gunner 62576, 41st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Aged 24. Born Gillson, Warwick, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Sarah Jane Smith (formerly Caldicott), of Ivy Cottage, Bull Ring, Minworth, Birmingham, and the late Stephen Caldicott. His brother Walter John Caldicott [resident Birmingham] also fell. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Collective grave 30. See also Minworth
CASTE William
Private 18033, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 August 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Husband of Miriam Caste, of Appletree Cottages, Springfield Rd., Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B. See also Minworth
CLARK C P
No further information currently available
CLARKE Albert
Dvr, R.F.A. probably Albert Edward CLARKE, Gunner 113790, "A" Battery, 72nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14 October 1917. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Born COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 15. See also Minworth
EAVES Albert
[Trooper on RoH] Private 7555, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars. Killed in action 1 November 1914. Aged 20. Born Birmingham, resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted London. Son of Mary Elizabeth Keates (formerly Eaves), of Kingsbury Rd., Minworth, Birmingham, and the late William Eaves. One of seven brothers who served. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5. See also Minworth
ELMORE Thomas
Private 11915, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 February 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Leonard and Charlotte Elmore, of Bull Ring, Minworth, Birmingham. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.4. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 34. See also Minworth
FARMER A
No further information currently available
HEWITT Edward James
Private 41749, 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) formerly S/4/055632, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 11 April 1918. Aged 23. Born Norwich, resident Minworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Steele Hewitt, of The Post Office, Minworth, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 140 to 141. See also Minworth
HILL Rowland
Cpl, R War. probably Rowland William HILL, Private 8693, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment formerly 21355, Hussars. Killed in action 18 November 1916. Born Yardley, Birmingham, resident Bedworth, Warwickshire, enlisted Nuneaton, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B. See also Minworth
HOLTHAM C
No further information currently available
KELLEY Victor James
Private 7531 [CWGC] or 358349 [SDGW], 10th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds at St. Mary's Hospital, London, 8 July 1917. Aged 19. Resident and enlisted Birmingham. Son of Mrs. H. E. Hart (formerly Kelley), of Ash Farm, Minworth, Birmingham, and the late Joseph Kelley. Buried North of West end of church in WALMLEY (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD, Warwickshire. See also Minworth
MELBOURN Harry [Tyrell]
[Listed as MELBOURNE on Curdworth Memorial] Private 19952, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) formerly 58692, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 9 April 1916. Born Saltley, Warwickshire, enlisted and resident Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64. See also Curdworth
PRICE CHARLES
Gunner 36774, "C" Battery, 71st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 11 April 1917. Aged 22. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Price, of Curdworth, nr. Birmingham; husband of Clara Phoebe Price, of 17, Nansen Rd., Saltley, Birmingham. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row F. Grave 8A. See also Curdworth
ROGERS H
No further information currently available
RYDER C
No further information currently available
SKINNER J
No further information currently available
SMITH Alexander Forbes
Private 28520, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 7 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Port Erroll, Aberdeen, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Gordon and Eliza Smith, of Walmley Ash, Minworth, Birmingham. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 2. See also Minworth
THEIR WATCHWORD WAS "DUTY."

 

IN MEMORY OF THESE MEN FROM
THE AERODROME IN THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES HERE IN
THE GREAT WAR A.D. 1914-1919

CROFT Cyril [Talbot Burnley]
Second Lieutenant (Pilot), 5 Reserve Aeroplane Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and 9th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed whilst flying in an Avro 504 8 December 1915 with a Lt McDonald who was injured. Aged 25. Born 28 July 1891. Native of South Cadbury, Somerset. Buried 12 December 1915 in SOUTH CADBURY (ST. THOMAS A BECKET) CHURCHYARD, Somerset.
FLETCHER Leslie [Morley]
Second Lieutenant (Pilot), 71 Training Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Killed when the Sopwith 1½ Strutter, serial number A8262, side slipped and was destroyed by fire due to an error of judgement 5 July 1917 at Castle Bromwich. Aged 19. Buried in CURDWORTH (SS. NICHOLAS AND PETER) CHURCHYARD, Warwickshire.
HODGES John [Cyril]
Lieutenant, 28 Reserve Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Garrison Artillery. Accidentally killed while flying in a Sopwith 1½ Strutter, serial number A1060, crashed at Castle Bromwich, 17 September 1916, the aeroplane collapsed in the air due to having been unduly stressed while looping; Leslie SYSON also killed (see below). Aged 19. Son of the Rev. E. J. and Mrs. C. M. Hodges, of Markshall Rectory, Coggeshall, Essex. Born at Lerwick, Shetland. Buried in CURDWORTH (SS. NICHOLAS AND PETER) CHURCHYARD, Warwickshire.
JACOT Conrade [William]
Second Lieutenant, 28 Training Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Killed while flying in an Avro 504, serial number B925, when his seat broke whilst looping and controls jammed causing the aircraft to crash 23 June 1917. Son of Louis and Isabella Millner Jacot, of The Hill, Perry Barr, Birmingham. Buried in CURDWORTH (SS. NICHOLAS AND PETER) CHURCHYARD, Warwickshire.
SYSON Leslie
Second Lieutenant, 28 Reserve Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Garrison Artillery. Accidentally killed while flying in a Sopwith 1½ Strutter, serial number A1060, crashed at Castle Bromwich, 17 September 1916, the aeroplane collapsed in the air due to having been unduly stressed while looping; John Cyril HODGES also killed (see above). Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Syson, of Liverpool. Buried in CURDWORTH (SS. NICHOLAS AND PETER) CHURCHYARD, Warwickshire.
WOODROW Sidney

Lieutenant, 54 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps. Killed in a flying accident when his aircraft, a Sopwith 1½ Strutter, serial number A1060, nose dived 23 September 1916. Aged 30. Born at Buangor, Victoria, Australia. Son of Thomas and Emily Woodrow; husband of Ella Gertrude Woodrow, of 9, Sutherland St., Neutral Bay, New South Wales. Buried in CURDWORTH (SS. NICHOLAS AND PETER) CHURCHYARD, Warwickshire. There is a propellor memorial to him within the church.

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