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Detailed World War 1 & 2 information
Compiled and copyright © Stephen Potts 2009

The memorial is to be found in St. Michael’s Churchyard, Warmington Village, Warwickshire. It takes the form of a wheel cross on tapering shaft atop a teiered plinth, the names abd inscrption being listed on the plinth. There are 7 names listed for World War 1 and 3 names for World War 2.

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1914 – 1918

COGGINS Charles Edward
Private 265082, 2nd Btn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 26/10/1917, age 27. Born Warmington, enlisted Coventry, residence Coventry. Husband of Lucy Coggins, 207 Henley Road, Bell Green, Foleshill, Coventry. The 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment was attached to the 7th Division. Between 26th October and 10th November 1917 the Division fought in the 2nd Battle of Passchendaele. Charlesís name is inscribed on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
COGGINS Donald Alfred
Private 23089, 4th Btn, Worcester Regiment. Killed in action 6/8/15, age 25, Gallipoli. Born Warmington, enlisted Oxford, residence Sidcup, Kent. Son of Emma Coggins, Warmington. The 4th Battalion sailed from Avonmouth on 21st March 1915 for Egypt, landing in Gallipoli on 25th April 1915. Donaldís name is inscribed on Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private 16978, 14th Btn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died France/Flanders 5/9/16, age 30. Born Lower Boddington, enlisted Leamington, residence, Warmington. Son of John and Ann Hall, the Green, Warmington. The 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment was part of the 5th Division. The 5th Division fought on the Somme from 1st July to 5th October 1916. John is buried at St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
HAWKES William
Rifleman S/33620, 12th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 1/12/17, age 20, France and Flanders. (Formerly T/4/16095 Army Service Corps Horse Transport). Born Warmington, enlisted Banbury, residence Warmington. Only son of Henry and Mary Hawkes, Warmington. The 12th Rifle Brigade was part of the 20th (Light) Division and fought in the CambraI battles between 20th November and 30th December 1917. Williamís name is inscribed on Cambrai Memorial, France.
HAYNES William Henry
Private 148456, 78th Btn Manitoba Regiment, Winnipeg Grenadiers, Canadian Infantry. Died 21/11/1916, age 26. Son of Richard and Fanny Haynes, Warmington. The 78th Battalion was part of the 4th Canadian Division. Between 13th and 19th November 1916 the Division fought in the Battle of Ancre, the final phase of the Somme Battles. Williamís name is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.
MOON William Alfred
Sergeant 540146, 9th Field Coy, Corps of Engineers. Killed in action 2/9/18, age 23. Born Tunbridge, enlisted Southborough, Kent. Husband of Evaline Moon, Woodbine Cottage, Warmington. The 9th Field Coy was attached to the 4th Division. The Division fought in the final Battle of the Arras which commenced on 2nd September 1918. William is buried Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, France.
SHARPLES Frank Paffard
Private PS/6040 8th Btn, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 7/7/ 1916, age 20, France and Flanders. Born Heaton, Northumberland, enlisted London, residence listed as Hastings. Son of James and Helina Sharples, the Manse, Evington, Leicester. The 8th battalion was attached to the 12th (Eastern) Division). The division fought on the Somme and on 7th July 1916 was ordered to attack German positions at Ovilliers village. Frank is buried Ovilliers military cemetery, France.
COLES Jack McPherson
Serjeant 1455787, 85 Tank Regiment Royal Artillery. Date of death 3/7/1943, age 32, Son of Hugh Angus and Nancy Coles, Warmington. Husband of Lillian Coles. Jack was taken prisoner by the Japanese and worked on the infamous Burma-Siam railway. He is buried in Kanchanburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
FRANKLIN Maurice Henry
Private 6402425, 7th Btn, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 18/5/1940, age 21. Son of Harry and Annie Franklin, Warmington. The 7th Battalion was formed in September 1939 and sent to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force. On 18th May 1940 whilst on route to defend the area south of Ardennes the Battalion was bombed whilst on board train MVK 6900 at St. Roch station. Maurice is buried Marissel French National Cemetery.
LYMATH Sydney Joseph
Private 5392463, 7th Btn, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 16/2/44, age 30, Anzio Italy. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Lymath, Avon Dassett. After the Anzio landings the allied forces consolidated the beachhead and by early February 1944 faced counter attacks. Sydney is buried at Beach Head Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.

Last updated 21 December, 2018

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