Detailed World War
1 & 2 information
Compiled and copyright © Steve Potts 2010
Wormleighton memorial is to be found in front of the Manor House, Wormleighton,
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. It takes the form of a two-stepped
base surmounted by a square plinth and an obelisk with carved inscriptions
on two sides of the plinth. There are seven names listed for World War
1 and and two for World War 2 showing surname, initials, rank, regiment.
There is also a memorial scroll in the church with the same names.
Copyright © Steve Potts 2010
ERECTED BY THE
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE
1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945
Hampshire Regiment, discharged for agricultural purposes. Passed
away at home 23rd December 1917. Aged 18, death registered at Southam.
28007, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds
Belgium 8th May 1917. Born Mollington, Oxon, enlisted Leamington,
residence Wormleighton. Son of James and Matilda Baker, Wormleighton.
Buried at Lissenthoek Military cemetery, Belgium.
battalion was part of the 19th (Western Division) which landed
in France on 17th July 1915.
on memorial] Gunner 319435, 63 Company, Royal Garrison Artillery
(RGA TF). Died in Malata Malta 1st August 1918. Aged 22. Casualties
were evacuated to hospitals in Malta from the Salonika campaign.
Born Pinell, Auckland, New Zealand, enlisted Finsbury, E.C. London.
Son of Frederick and Jessie Burnett, Levant’s Lodge, Earl’s Croome,
Worcester. Formerly 3010, Honourable Artillery Company. Buried Pieta
Military cemetery, Malta.
167902, Royal Garrison Artillery, 3rd Siege Battery. Born Fenny
Compton, enlisted Rugby, residence Byefield. Killed in action France
5th October 1918. Buried Bellicourt British cemetery, France. The
cemetery lies in close proximity to where the Hindenburg line was.
on memorial as Lance Corporal] Private 5303, 16th Lancers (the Queen’s).
Born Leamington, enlisted Banbury, residence Banbury. Died of wounds
France 5th December 1917. Buried St Sever cemetery extension, Rouen,
16th Lancers was part of the 2nd Cavalry Division. The Division
took part in the Cambrai operations between 30th November and
3rd December 1917.
as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 10472, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire
and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th September
1915. Aged 29. Born Banbury, enlisted Rugby, residence Wormleighton.
Son of Timothy and Caroline Tasker, Wormleighton. No known grave.
Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
battalion landed in Boulogne and was part of the 14th Light Division.
The Division fought bin the Second Attack on Bellewaarde between
25th and 25th September 1915.
1065, 1/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment.
Killed in action Belgium 16th July 1915. Born Fenny Compton, enlisted
Derby, residence Leamington. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres
(Menin Gate) Memorial.
1/5th Battalion landed in France on 25th February 1915 and was
part of the 46th (North Midland) Division. During 1915 the Division
fought in the Ypres salient.
Seaman P/JX 155858, H.M.S. Royal Oak, Royal Navy. Killed 14th October
1939 when the ship was torpedoed and sunk by U-47, with loss of
833 lives off Scapa Flow, Orkneys. Aged 18. Son of William and Elsie
Phipps. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Officer 657648, RAF. Killed 16th July 1947. Aged 28 whilst with
8 Squadron RAF based in Aden. The squadron was equipped with Hawker
Tempests and was air policing Aden area. Son of Charles and Laura
Tanner; husband of Dorothy Tanner, Bearsden, Strathclyde. Awarded
the Air Force Medal (AFM), gazetted 1st September 1944. Buried Maala
31 July, 2016