Rushden

All the names on the Rushden memorial

ABBOTT Frederick William George Private 23948, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Saturday 5th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Flitwick, Bedfordshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Frederick John and Sarah Jane Abbott, of Rushden. Buried in AVESNES-SUR-HELPE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 18.

ABBOTT William No further information currently available. He is definitely NOT William James ABBOTT, Private 22851, 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1917.

In the 1911 census there were two William Abbotts who fit the requirement, the first was William ABBOTT, son of Asher and Rebecca Abbott, a Stableman, aged 27, born Rushden, living in High Street South, Rushden, and the second was William ABBOTT, aged 20, son of Frederick J ABBOTT, aged 20, a Boot Finisher, born Flitwick, Bedfordshire, resident 46 Higham Road, Rushden.

AGER Arthur Thomas Private 9632, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Son of Arthur Andrew and Annie Elizabeth Ager, of 107, Winstanley Rd, Wellingborough. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

ALLEBONE Horace Augustus Private 200864, “D” Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action Tuesday 20th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 32206, Machine Gun Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 13.

Son of Augustus Allebone, of Roseneath, Rushden, Boot manufacturer. Born Rushden, Northampton 29th Aug 1889; educated there, was a director of Messrs Allebone & Sons Ltd, boot manufacturers.

Enlisted 10th March 1916, served with the Expeditionary Force in France from the following August, and was killed in action at Cambrai 20th Nov 1917. He was awarded two Parchment Cetificates, one for meritorious and gallant services in the field, signed by the Brigadier General, and the second for soldierly conduct under heavy fire 4th Oct 1917, during the Third Battle of Ypres, also signed by the Brigadier General. Unmarried

ALLEN Arthur George Lance Sergeant 3/10969, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 27th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 36. Born Woodford, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Allen, of 13, Duck St, Rushden, Northants; husband of Emily Allen, of 12, Windmill Rd, Rushden. Eight years’ service with 1st Bn. Suffolk Regt. Served in the South African Campaign. A Reservist. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

ALLEN Charles Raymond [SDGW lists him as Raymond Allen] Lance Corporal 201470, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 27th November 1917 in Palestine. Age 22. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Charles and Kate Allen, of 128, Queen St, Rushden. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section B. Grave 29.

ALLEN Walter Private 18362, “C” Company, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 27th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of George and Eliza Allen, of Thrift St, Higham Ferrers; husband of Lilian Allen, of 12, Grove St, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93

ARCHER Frederick John Lance Corporal 20351, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 26th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of John and Louisa Archer, of 44, Roberts St, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

ASHBY Thomas probably Private 56329, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds Monday 23rd September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Kettering, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Formerly 32046, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 7.

ASHFORD [Charles] Edward Second Corporal 216801, 79th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Monday 4th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Finedon, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 20.

ATKINS Arthur Edward Private 7180, 89th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), Killed in action Saturday 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Peterborough, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Arthur Edward and Mary Jane Atkins, of Bedford Brickworks, Ampthill Rd, Bedford; husband of Annie Eliza Atkins, of Bedford Brickworks Cottages, Ampthill Rd, Elstow, Bedford. Formerly 20872, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

AUSTIN Harold Archibald [Archie] Private 68479, 7th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action Thursday 24th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Mr and Mrs William Thomas Austin, of 4, King’s Rd, Rushden. Buried in FOREST COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 39.

AYRES Horace Gunner 86407, 16th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Sunday 16th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row L. Grave 28.

AYRES Victor Private 27910, 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 13th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden. Son of Mrs Mary Ann Ayres, of 27, Oswald Rd, Rushden. Formerly 4890, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, PUISIEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 6.

AYRES Walter Private 13210, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born St Mary’s, Rushden, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs Mary Ann Ayres, of 27, Oswald Rd, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

AYRES William Private 8640, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 31st October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs Mary Ann Ayres, of 27, Oswald Rd, Rushden. Formerly 8159, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

BAILEY Arthur S Private TF/202339, 1/4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. 50th Division. Killed in action at Arras 23rd April 1917. Born in Irthlingborough and enlisted in Northampton. Next of kin, Irthlingborough. Formerly with the Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

BAILEY Frederick Private 39663, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 10th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born Cranford St Andrews, Northamptonshire, enlisted Chiswick, Middx. resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of William Bailey; husband of Charlotte Bailey, of 30, Wellingborough Rd, Rushden, Northants. Native of Cranford St Andrew’s, Kettering. Formerly M2/266770, A.S.C. Formerly M2/266770, A.S.C. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

BAILEY John T Private 23395, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

BAILEY Thomas [Arthur Watts] Private TF 200499, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action in Palestine 2nd November 1917. Aged 23. Son of Thomas Watts & Katherine Agnes Bailey of 110, Washbrook Road, Rushden. Born in Rugby and enlisted in Northampton. Buried GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Palestine. Plot XV. Row D. Grave 7.

BAILEY Walter Private 13027, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 5th August 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of John and Annie Bailey, of 19, Washbrook Rd, Rushden. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 45.

BAKER Aubrey [Spelt Aufrey on SDGW] Private 26747, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 1st April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire, resident Desborough, Northampton. Son of William Baker, of 20, Glassbrook Rd, Rushden. Formerly 28436, Essex Regiment. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row K. Grave 9.

BAKER Clarence Private 45127, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 23rd June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 11.

BAKER Herbert Private 25142, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 20th March 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Grantham, Lincs, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Buried in ST LEGER BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave I.

BAKER Roland C Probably Private 13086, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 3rd April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

BALDREY William Edward [Spelt BALDRY on SDGW] Private 41656, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 12th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Ernest Alfred and Florence Emily Baldrey, of 52, King’s Rd, Rushden. Formerly 401453, Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

BALL Leonard Leading Stoker, SS/110860, HMS Torrent, Royal Navy. Died Sunday 23rd December 1917. Age 24. Son of Thomas and Martha Ball, of Rushden; husband of Bertha M Drage (formerly Ball), of 9, Wollaston Rd, Bozeat, Wellingborough. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 26.

BALL Percy Private 200959, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 20th July 1917 in Palestine. Age 18. Enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Mr and Mrs F Ball, of 9, Trafford Rd, Rushden. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XXX. Row A. Grave 6.

BALLARD Frank Watson Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Friday 11th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Husband of Elsie Sophia Ballard, of Griffith House, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

BAMFORD John [Jack] Henry Private 36743, 49th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action Wednesday 11th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Northampton, enlisted London, resident Rushden. Son of Jesse and Isabella Bamford, of 5, Grove St, Raunds, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

BANDY George Henry [Spelt BANDEY on SDGW, CWGC & Census] Temporary Second Lieutenant, 59th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died 6 November 1918 while Prisoner of War in German hands. Aged 25. Son of George Albert and Annie Emily Bandey, of Rushden; husband of Mrs G H Bandey, 59 Albion Road, Wellingborough. In the 1911 census he was a Clerk, aged 18, born Rushden, son of George and Annie Bandey, of 30 Portland Road, Rushden. First embarked 9 May 1915. Formerly Private 16672, Northamptonshire Regiment and Lance Corporal 25965, Machine Gun Corps. Buried in POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY, Poland. Plot II. Row D. Grave 2.

BARRON Thomas Henry Able Seaman R/761, Hood Battalion Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 24th March 1918. Age 19. Son of Henry and Emily Barron, of 30, Park Rd, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

BARWICK, MM [William] Rufus Lance Corporal G/6016, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action Monday 26th August 1918 in British Expeditionary Force. Age 23. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Leicester. Awarded the Military Medal (MM). Husband of Elsie N Barwick, of 39, Park Rd, Wellingborough. Buried in PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 2.

BASS Frederick Sergeant 7388, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 25th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of William Bass, of 38, Crab St, Rushden; husband of Fanny Bass, of 10, Pemberton St, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

BATES Arthur Private 23845, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 10th July 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

BATES Herbert Edward Private 201838, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 8th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Enlisted Rushden, Suffolk. Son of the late Mrs Damaris, of Desborough, Market Harborough. Formerly 4045, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 6.

BELL Frank [Listed as Frank Bell MAYES on CWGC and SDGW] Private 22658, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 July 1916. Born 1895 in Islip, Northants, enlisted Rushden. Son of George & Mary (formerly Mayes) Bell. In the 1911 census George and Mary Bell had been married for 13 years, Frank was aged 15, an Errand Boy, born Islip, Northants, resident Pleasant Row, Islip. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

BENNETT [John] Thomas aka Tom Private 30907, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in No. 41 Casualty Clearing Station, France, 5th April 1918. Aged 32. Born Bank Top, Beds, enlisted Rushden. Stepson of John and son of Elizabeth (nee Bennett) Colgrave, of 7, Little St, Rushden, Northants. Born at Bank Top, Bedfordshire, enlisted at Rushden. In the 1911 census he was a stepson, aged 25, a Boot Operator, born Souldrop, Beds, resident 7 Little Street, Rushden. Buried in NAMPS-AU-VAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 13.

BETTLES Arthur Private 3/7667, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 30th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.

BIGLEY Walter Private 17769, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 24th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of John William and Lydia Bigley, of 56, Oakley Rd, Rushden. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave I.

BLENCOE John Fred [Spelt BLENCO on SDGW] Private 16426, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Kettering, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Mrs Eliza Blenco, of 10, Woburn Place, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

BOLLARD John W Private 27920, 1st/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 25th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Formerly 3513, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 27 and 28.

BOZET Edward Private 20053, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 18th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D

BRADSHAW Mark Private 22695, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 8th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born Warmington, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of William and Annie Bradshaw, of 65, Sartoris Rd., Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

BRAINES Cecil F Private 15299, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action [SDGW states 27th] Thursday 9th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Woodford, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIALPas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

BRAWN James Private 9906, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Raunds, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

BRIDGMENT Fred[erick] [Spelt BRIDGEMERT on SDGW] Private 31106, 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action Friday 8th November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Chelveston, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Formerly 18258, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in AVESNES-LE-SEC COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave16.

BRITCHFORD Edward Private 204476, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died Saturday 21st September 1918. Age 28. Husband of Louisa Britchford, of 146, Winstanley Rd, Wellingborough. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND’HUILE, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 12.

BRITCHFORD [William] George Private 15865, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Monday 27th September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

BRITCHFORD George Holland Private 27928, 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 3rd May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Rushden, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mrs A Davis, of 12, Pratt Rd, Rushden; husband of Mrs Hilda Mary Britchford, of School Lane Winnon, Rushden. Formerly 5062, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4 and 5.

BRITCHFORD John William Private 40175, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 25th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

BROMAGE Frank Reginald [Listed as Reginald Frank on CWGC and National Archives of Canada] Private 925181, 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died Sunday 25th March 1917. Age 20. Son of Thomas Bromage, of Rushden. Resident Trossacks, Sask, Canada. Next of kin Mrs Calara Flaw of Trossacks, Sask, his sister. Born 7th April 1897. Employed as an engineer. Enlisted 7th January 1916 at Weyburn, Saks, aged 18 years and 9 months. Height 5ft 10½ins, gurth 38½. Complexion fair, eyes brown, hair red. Religion Methodist. Buried in VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 12. See National Archives of Canada - Accession Reference RG 150, Box 1094 - 50

BROWN Arthur Ernest Private 57953, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 16th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Enlisted Northampton. Son of Abel and Deborah Brown, of Rushden. Formerly 2871, Royal Engineers. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 1.

BROWN Charles William Private 22866, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 3rd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 17.

BROWN John Thomas Private 33050, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 10th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Irchester, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 79 to 80 and 163A

BROWNING James Alexander Major, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays). Killed in action 31 October 1914. Aged 36. Son of Mr E C Browning; husband of Lilian Browning, of Greengates, Wargrave, Berks. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 21.

James Alexander BROWNING, Major, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays). Youngest son of Edward Campbell Browning of Rushden house co Northants by his wife Alice Louisa, dau of C Pratt Barlow. Born Onslow Square, London 22-6-1878, educated Eton and Sandhurst, obtained his commission 11-5-1898 and was promoted Lieutenant 16-8-1899, Captain 14-9-1901 and Major 5-7-1911. From 1906 - 09 he acted as adjtant to the Queen’s Bays and ws A.D.C to the Inspector General of Cavalry in the early stages of the South African war, and in 1901-02 he took part in the operations in the Orange River Colony, The Transvaal and Cape Colony for which he received the Queen’s medal with five clasps. On the outbreak of the European war he went to France with the Expeditionary force and was killed by a shell at Messines 31-10-14 while in command of his Regiment. He was buried at Wulverghem ans was mentioned in F M Sir John’s Frenches despatches (London Gazette 22-6-15) for gallant and distinguished service in the field. Married at St Mary’s Church, Higham Ferrers co Northants Lillian Brenda (Stoneycroft, Aldershot) only dau of Captain Basil John Fisher USA and had two sons, Geoffrey Alexander born 21-3-1907 and Peter Campbell, born 18-3-1910.

BRUDENALL Fred Private 20830, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 19th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr W G Brudenall, of 8, Albion Place, Rushden. Buried in DOINGT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 10.

BRYANT Arthur Lance Corporal 20794, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 30th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Husband of Elsie Bryant, of Wollaston Rd, Irchester, Wellingborough. Buried in RATION FARM (LA PLUS DOUVE) ANNEXE, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 3.

BRYANT Harry Private 15840, Depot, Army Veterinary Corps. In February 1917 while in France he stated he was short of breath and “giddy” at the slightest exertion, sent to various hospitals until his discharge. Discharged from the service 16th February 1918 as no longer physically fit for war service, died 18 April 1918. In 1901 he was the son of Frank and Florrie Bryant, aged 14, a Boot Finisher, born Olney, Bucks, resident Thrift Cottages, Wellingborough Road, Rushden. At his enlistment he is listed as living at Greville Hotel, Wellingborough, occupation Hotel Boots, aged 26 years 4 months. Unmarried. He enlisted 29 January 1916 at Wellingborough. His next of kin was his father Frank Bryant, of 53 Glassbrook Street, Rushden. His death was registered in the Wellingborough Registration Distric April to June Quarter 1918; he was aged 31.

BRYANT Herbert William Acting Company Sergeant Major, “G” Company, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 16th January 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Higham Ferrers. Husband of Ethel Victoria Bryant, of 20, Magdalen St, Colchester. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

BUNNING Charles Herbert Private 15297, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 27th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born St Mary’s, Rushden, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of James and Fanny Bunning, of 28, Robinson Rd, Rushden. Brother of Sidney John, below. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

BUNNING Sidney John Private 69683, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds Friday 29 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Rushden, enlisted Kettering, resident Rushden. Son of James and Fanny Bunning, of 28, Robinson Rd, Rushden. Brother of Charles Herbert, above. Formerly 367, 28th T.R. Battn. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 15.

BURGESS Francis Sidney [Listed as Sydney BURGESS on SDGW and Sydney Francis on CWGC] Private 20350, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr and Mrs John Burgess, of 27, Harborough Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

BURGESS Frank Private 10462, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Died of wounds [SDGW states Thursday 10th] Friday 11th June 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Buried in CHAPELLE-D’ARMENTIERES OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 25.

BURGESS Frederick John Private 48993, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Thursday 30th May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 28. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Husband of Beatrice Emily Burgess, of 69, Harborough Rd, Rushden. Buried in ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 4.

BURT George William Private 201086, 1st/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 19th April 1917 in Palestine. Enlisted Northampton. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XV. Row E. Grave 12.

BURTON Herbert Frederick Private 3/10296, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 9th May 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Emily Burton, of 6, Rectory Rd, Rushden, and the late George Burton. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

BUSBY Albert possibly Albert Edward Busby, Corporal 3/10922, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Friday 15th October 1915. Age 25. Son of Albert and Caroline Busby, of 159, King St, Kettering, Northants. Buried in POINT 110 OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 17.

CAMPION Ernest Private 22937, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 14th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row N. Grave 14.

CAMPION James Sargent [Listed as James L on memorial] Private 13209, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Sunday 9th May 1915. Age 25. Son of William and Louisa Campion, of 62, Glassbrook Road, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

CAMPION [Alfred] Leonard Lance Corporal 27720, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 7th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 24. Born Kettering, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Alfred S and Catherine Campion, of 41, Pytchley Rd, Rushden. Buried in DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 3.

CAUSBY Frederick William Private 20821, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 20th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Northampton, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Commemoprated on LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93

CAVE Albert Private 22441, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 17th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

CAVE Eric Arthur Second Lieutenant, 24th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died Sunday 13th February 1916. Age 22. Son of Arthur and Alice Cave, of The Hutt, Higham Road, Rushden. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 4.

CAVE, Eric Arthur. 2nd Lieut, Royal Flying Corps, (24th Squadron). Only son of Arthur Cave of Kimbolton Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, Managing Director of the Standard Rotary Machine Company, by his wife Alice, dau of Jonathan Boothman of Hazelhurst, Banford, near Rochdale. Born Rushden 9-8-1893; educated Kent College, Canterbury; also in Germany and Naples.

He was an enthusiastic traveller and an accomplished linguist, and at the time of joining the R.F.C. was on the editorial staff of “The Yorkshire Daily Observer”, gazetted 2nd Lieut R.F.C. (special reserve) 5-7-1915 and was killed in action in France 13-2-1916. Buried at Villers Bocage, six miles north of Amiens, Major Hawker, V.C., D.S.O., commanding 24th Squadron, wrote to his mother: “Your son was a good pilot, and handled the machine very well, unfortunately while planing down to land, about 4pm 13th Feb, he made too steep a turn; the machine got out of control and dived to the ground before he had time to recover control again. Help arrived within two minutes of the accident, but there was nothing to do. Death was instantaneous; at least, he did not suffer any pain. It is very sad for us losing a comrade by such an unlucky accident”. Unmarried.

CAVE Herbert Private 33578, 1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Died Saturday 13th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs H Cave, of 24, Oswald Rd, Rushden. Buried in ST AMAND BRITISH CEMETERYPas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 4.

CAVE Sidney Edwin Private 102331, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Thursday 28 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Northampton, enlisted Kettering, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Formerly 8026, Northants Regt. Formerly 8026, Northants Regt. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

CHAMBERLAIN Edward William Able Seaman R/398, Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 28th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Son of Caroline East (formerly Chamberlain), of 14, Rectory Rd, Rushden. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Section 14.

CHAMBERLAIN John Private 33165, 21st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died Tuseday 23rd April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Husband of May Chamberlain, of 15, Church St, Rushden. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 5.

CHAMBERS Frank Private 203205, 1/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. 50th Division. Died of wounds 8th May 1917. Born in Rushden and enlisted in Northampton. Next of kin, Rushden. Formerly with The Hampshire Regiment. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 6B.

CHAMBERS Frank Horace Private 203205, 1/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuseday 8th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden. Formerly 4559, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 6B.

CHAPMAN James Sapper 496929, 151st Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Killed in action Wednesday 24th July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 41. Born Bedford, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Husband of A M Chapman, of IO, Park Rd, Rushden. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERYSomme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 22.

CHARLES Frank Private 14994, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 2nd August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Ada Charles, of 19, Co-operative Rd, Rushden. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row G. Grave 83.

CHECKSFIELD Charles Herbert Private 43466, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 23521, Northamptonshire Regt. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

CHENEY [David Isaac] John Private 1847, 46th Battalion, Australian Infantry (AIF). Wounded at Pozieres and died of those wounds 13th August 1916. Aged 21. Born Rushden, Northants, enlisted Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Son of John and Sarah Jane Cheney, 24, Fraser Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 73.

CHENEY Sidney [William] Private 5011, 50th Battalion, Australian Infantry (AIF). Killed in action on Somme 9th June 1918. Aged 23. Born Rushden, Northants, enlisted Murray Bridge, South Australia, 6th August 1917. To 32nd Battalion 10th May 1918, then to 50th Battalion 22nd May 1918. Son of John and Sarah Jane Cheney, 24, Fraser Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 1.

CHETTLE HerbertPrivate 23508, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 31st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Buried in HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 13.

CHETTLE Walter Private 203445, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Died Friday 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 31. Born and enlisted Rushden. Son of Walter and Maria Chettle. Born at Rushden. Buried in ST AVOLD MILITARY CEMETERY, Moselle, France. Grave 17.

CHUBB Alwyne Herbrand [Listed as CHUBBS on SDGW] Rifleman R/16435, 10th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds Tuesday 5th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Ampthill, Bedfordshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mrs and the late Mr T Chubb, of 17, Succoth Place, High Street, Rushden. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot II. Rowm B. Grave 72.

CLAPHAM William Private 11942, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action Tuesday 1st October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Buried in FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VIII Row I. Grave 16.

CLARK Albert Private 5795, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. 34th Division. Killed in action near Arras 9th April 1917. Born Shefford, Bedfordshire and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

CLARK FredericK aka Fred Private 48635, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 19 June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Wellingborough, Northampton, enlisted Rushden. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Clark, of Wellingborough, Northants; husband of Jessie Clark, of Woodford Rd, Great Addington, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

CLARK George Private 17721, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 12.

CLARK George William [Listed as CLARKE on CWGC & SDGW] Private 202819, 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Died of typhoid fever 5 May 1918. Born Finedon, enlisted Earlestown, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, an Iron Monger’s Assistant, born Finedon, boarding with Job Church at 59 Wargrave Road, Newton Le Willows, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was the son of William Clark (a widower), aged 18, a Clerk in a Boot Factory, born Finedon, resident 75, High Street South, Rushden. His birth registration was in the Wellingborough Registration District, January to March Quarter 1883 and his surname is spelt CLARKE. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVI. Row L. Grave 12.

CLARK Horace [Spelt CLARKE on SDGW & CWGC] Private 17629, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 November 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Charles and Phoebe Clarke, of 50, Robert St, Rushden. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot XLI. Row H. Grave 2.

CLAYTON Charles Henry Private, 88272, 29th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment transferred to 154286, 854th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died 4 December 1918. Aged 33. Son of William and Elizabeth Clayton, 7, South terrace, Rushden, Northants. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 6A.

CLAYTON Frederick Albert Private 17820, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 June 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Frederick and Ellen Clayton, of 14, Bedford Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 5.

CLAYTON Samuel aka Sam Sergeant 5799, “D” Company, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 31. Born Rusham, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Walter and Eliza Clayton (stepmother), of 15, East Grove, Rushden, Northants. Buried in MONTREUIL-AUX-LIONS BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 3.

CLAYTON Walter Henry Private 20737, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr and Mrs Walter Clayton, of 15, East Grove, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

CLIFTON John Henry Driver 105930, 12th Corps Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 24 October 1917 in Salonika. Aged 22. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Clifton, of 43, Victoria Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

COCKINGS Leonard Charles Lance Corporal TF 200622, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. (C. Coy) 1st Division. attached 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers). Killed in action near Arras 31st May 1917. Aged 21. Son of Mrs Mary Young (formerly Cockings) of 1, Dell Place, Park Road, Rushden. Enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

COLBURN Samuel Private 7009, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Ypres, 31st October 1914. Aged 39. Son of George & Maria Colburn of 37, Cromwell Road, Rushden. Born St Edmunds, Northampton and enlisted in Higham Ferrers. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

COLEMAN Bertram E M Private G/22637, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918 in British Expeditionary Force. Born Hargreave, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot XXXV. Row K. Grave 7.

COLEMAN Edward Charles Private 14788, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 24th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 17th August 1918. Aged 39. Son of George & Maria Colburn of 37, Cromwell Road, Rushden Born in Harrold, Bedfordshire and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

COLES Albert Edward Private G/22650, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918 in British Expeditionary Force. Aged 37. Enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Husband of Beatrice Coles, of 39, Pytchley Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 10.

COOK Cyril Private 1928, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 October 1915 at sea. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 154 and 155.

COOK Sidney aka Sid Private 3/10689, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born St Mary’s, Rushden, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Elizabeth Annie Cook, of 30, Duck St, Rushden, Northants, and the late Harry Cook. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

COOK Thomas William aka Tom [Spelt COOKE on CWGC and SDGW] Lance Corporal 12371, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1916. Aged 29. Born All Saints, Peterborough, enlisted Northampton. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs William Cook of 1 Trafford Road, Rushden; husband of Frances Ellen Hudson (formerly Cooke), of 81, Chatsworth St, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts. In the 1911 census he is the son of William and Lizzie Cooke, aged 24, unmarried, a Boot Clicker, born Peterborough, resident 12 Orchard Place, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

COOPER Arthur James Private 200249, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 December 1917 in Palestine. Aged 21. Born Olney, Bucks, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of James Archer Cooper and Catherine Cooper, of 18, Berrells Yard, High St, Olney, Bucks. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXXII. Row A. Grave 9

COOPER Edgar Roylands Sergeant G/60211, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 25 March 1918 in France & Flanders. enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Formerly 5063, Northamptonshire Regiment.

COPSON John Thomas Rifleman R/40188, 11th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 37th Division. Killed in action 14th January 1918. Born Earls Barton and enlisted in Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A.

COWLEY Arthur Lance Corporal 202033, 1/4th Battalion (Territorials), Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 29 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 7792, East Yorks Regt. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 16 to 18.

COWLEY Frank Able Seaman London Z/3651, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Missing, later reported killed in action 23 April 1917. Born 22 September 1888 in Rushden. Son of George Cowley, of 14 Portland Road, Rushden. Enlisted 25 October 1915, went with draft for BEF 2 March 1917, joined Drake Battalion 25 March 1917 until his death. In the 1911 census he is listed as the son of George and Sarah Cowley, aged 23, unmarried, a Boot Clicker, born Rushden and resident with the family at 14 Portland Road, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

COWLEY Harry Edward Private 15180, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born St Mary’s, Rushden, enlisted Rushden Northamptonshire. In the 1911 census he is listed as the son of Jaliez and Harriett Cowley, aged 16, a Hairdressers Apprentice, born Rushden, resident with the family at 17 Church Street, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

COWLEY Herbert Arthur Private 13337, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, a Shoe Rivetter, born Rushden, lodger with Charles Branson at 16 Washbrook Road, Rushden. He was the nephew of Catherine White. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

COX John Private 3/6300, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 9 February 1915. Aged 29. Born Northampton, enlisted Bedford, resident Wymington, Beds. Son of John and Annie Cox, of 9, Ealing Terrace, Washbrook Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 4.

COX Leonard Robert Private 13946, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr and Mrs R Cox, of 4, Dayton St, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

CRADDOCK George Spencer Air Mechanic 1st Class 53801, No. 1 Aircraft Park, Royal Air Force. Died at home 21st March 1919. Aged 32. Husband of Rose Ada Craddock of 11, St Andrews Street, Kettering. Kettering War Memorial. Buried in KETTERING (LONDON ROAD) CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Grave 2339.

CRAXTON [William] Lewis Private 2798, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 37. Born Bozeat, enlisted Northampton. In the 1911 census he is listed as Lewis Craxton, aged 32, married to Ellen for six years, a Bootmaker, Born Bozeat, living at 9 Pemberton Street, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLE MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 154 and 155.

CROSSLEY Alfred Lance Corporal 17792, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born Shefford, Bedfordshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of William and Hannah Crossley, of 20, Washbrook Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

CUMBERPATCH Harry Lance Corporal 14576, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Ovillers 14th July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Cumberpatch of 25, Spencer Road, Rushden. Born St Sepulchre’s Northampton and enlisted in Northampton. Buried BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 2.

DENTON Arthur Private 8558, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

DENTON Benjamin [Benny] Sergeant 5797, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2 March 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. In the 1911 census he is listed as Benny Denton, son of George and Annie Denton, aged 25, a Shoehand Packer, born Rushden and resident with his family at 97 Cromwell Road, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

DENTON, MM Fred Private 20943, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 May 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr and Mrs D F Denton, of Rushden, Northants. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 44A.

DENTON George Private 41047, 1/4th Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 23 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering. Son of Mr and Mrs George Denton, of 19, Denmark Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 33.

DENTON Sydney William Private 17930, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 April 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Buried in ST PATRICK’S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 12.

DENTON Willliam Dennis Private 2095, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 August 1915 in Gallipoli. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 154 and 155.

DENTON Walter Private G/23137, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918 in British Expeditionary Force. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering. Husband of Elizabeth Emily Denton, of 76, Gold St, Wellingborough. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 46 and 47.

DESBOROUGH [Frederick] William Private 10186, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 June 1918. Born Rushden, enlisted Northampton. In the 1911 census he is the son of Charles and Annie Desborough, a Boot Maker, aged 18, born Rushden and resident with his family at 27 Oswald Road, Rushden. The Civil Registration records his birth as Frederick Wilford DESBOROUGH, Wellingborough Resitration District in the October to December Quarter 1892. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Hessen, Germany. Plot II. Row H. Grave 2.

DICKENS Andrew Frederick [Listed on CWGC & SDGW as Frederick Andrew] Private 12568, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action at Flers-Courcelette, on the Somme, 15th September 1916. Born St Mary’s, Northants, enlisted in Coventry and resident Rushden. Next of kin residents of Rushden. Birth registered as Frederick Andrew DICKENS in the Wellingborough Registration District between April and June 1894. In the 1911 census Frederick Dickens is the son of Harry and Annie Dickens, aged 16, in the Shoe Trade, born Rushden and resident with his family at 1 Woburn Place, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.

DICKENS Leonard Private 43473, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 10 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of William and Eliza Dickens, of 55, Harborough Rd, Rushden. Formerly 25762, Bedford Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

Son of William Dickens, of 55 Harboro Road, Rushden, co Northants, by his wife Eliza, dau. of Uriah King; Born Rushden, co. Northampton, 5th March, 1896; educated Church of England School there; joined the Suffolk Regiment 28th Jan, 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 28th June following, being employed in a Trench Mortar Battery, and was killed in action at Armentieres, 10th April, 1918. Buried where he fell. Unmarried.

DICKENS Thomas No further information currently. In the 1911 census there are two Thomas Dickens who fit, one of which should be the Tom below. Thomas Raymond DICKENS, was the son of Thomas and Edith DICKENS, aged 26, a Shoe Finisher, born Ravensthorpe, Northants and resident Bedford Road, Rushden. Thomas DICKENS was aged 27, married to Mary Ann for four years, a Boot Treer, born Rushden, resident 29 Little Street, Rushden.

DICKENS Tom [Thomas] Private 17816, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Died of wounds sustained near Ovillers, 3rd July 1916. Born and enlisted in Rushden. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 37.

DILLEY Charles Alfred [SDGW states Acting Corporal] Sergeant 7537, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. In the 1911 census he has been married to Sarah for six years, aged 24, born Rushden and resident 10 Pratt Road, Rushden; he has three children. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 18.

DILLEY Frederick William Private 3/9976, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Charles William and Mary Ann Dilley, of Mill Estate, Wymington Rd, Rushden, Northants. Enlisted Aug, 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30. See also Wymington, Bedfordshire.

DODD Albert Gunner 108322 [SDGW] or 198322 [CWGC], “A” Battery, 64th brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 22 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 31. Born Lavendon, Bucks, enlisted Rushden, Northampton. Son of Thomas and Mary Dodd; husband of B Dodd, of 26, North St, Rushden, Northants. Native of Rushden. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXIX. Row K. Grave 1.

DORKES Frederick Frank [Spelt DORKS on SDGW & CWGC] Private 3/9583, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

DRAGE George James Lance Corporal G/54842, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted London, resident Rushden. Son of John Joseph and Eliza Drage, of 6, Robinson Rd, Rushden, Northants. Formerly Spts/3218, 24th (S.) Battn. R. Fus. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

DRAGE Thomas Samuel Gunner 74164, 133rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 7th December 1917. Born and enlisted in Irthlingborough. Aged 25. Husband of Alice Drage, of 84 High Street, Rushden. At his enlistment he is living at 21 Broad Street, Irthlingborough, aged 23, married, a Shoe Machinist. He enlisted 11 December 1915 at Irthlingborough. He had married Alice Clarke in Irthlinborough 5 July 1915 where her address was given as 21 Broad Street, Irthlingborough; they had one son, Bernard Thomas, born 16 December 1915 at Irthlingborough. The address given for Alice at the time of his death is 84 High Street, Rushden. Disembarked at Boulogne 6 August 1916. Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.

DRAPER Herbert Private 6201, 3rd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died at home 8th November 1914. Aged 37. Only son of Alfred & Emma Draper of 16, Spencer Road, Rushden. Born St Edmunds, Northampton and enlisted in Northampton. Buried in SOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave ref: 88 N. 242.

DRIVER [George] William Discharged and died out of service April to June 1920. In the 1911 census George William Driver was the son of Charles and Miriam Driver, aged 13, Feeding Heel Attacher, born Rushden and living with his parents at 11 Roberts Street, Rushden.

DUDLEY Donald Alexander Hubert Private 203029, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire. Son of William and Mary Elizabeth Dudley, of 57, Spencer Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

EDEN Harry Private 19687, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 6 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born Grendon, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden. Foster son of John O’Brien, of 13, King’s Place, Rushden. Formerly 8902, Northampton Regt. Buried in ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot II. Row F. Grave 8A.

EDMUNDS William J Private 25156, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Edmunds, of 8, Montague St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 21.

EKINS Raymond Sapper 524564, 98th [SDGW] or 93rd [CWGC] Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 14 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Husband of Mrs K Ekins, of 50, Kings Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in FIVE POINTS CEMETERY, LECHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 8.

ELMER William Horace [Listed as Horace William on SDGW] Private 9965, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Pioneer Battalion, 12th Division. Killed in action 19th September 1918. Born St Mary’s Rushden and enlisted in Northampton. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 11.

ELMER William H No further information currently available

FAIREY William Private 31096, Bedford Yeomanry attached to 19th (Queen Alexandra’s Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 8 October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 37. Born Thurleigh, Beds, enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden. Son of Mr and Mrs Fairey, of 12, Gordon St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 29.

FIELD Harry Private 9737, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 March 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. In the 1911 he is the son of Thomas & Hanah Field, brother of Horace (below), aged 22, Shoe Riveter, born Rushden and resident with his family at 16 West Street, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

FIELD Horace Private 9332, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 March 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. In the 1911 he is the son of Thomas & Hanah Field, brother of Harry (above), aged 24, Shoe Theller, born Rushden and resident with his family at 16 West Street, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

FOX Sidney Thomas Second Lieutenant, 230th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action at Ypres 21st September 1917. Husband of Susan Ellen Fox, of The Mount, Victoria Road, Rushden. In the 1911 census he was married to Susan Ellen, aged 32, Headmaster at the Public Elementary School, born Pelsall, Stafford, father of one son, resident 30 Griffith Street, Rushden. Formerly Sergeant TR/9/12169, 28th Training Battalion. then Sergeant 17270, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in BIRR CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 20.

FREEMAN Walter Clarke Private 50690, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 14 July 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire. Son of Mrs A Freeman, of 121, High St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in CONDE-SUR-L’ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 60.

FRISBY [William] Frank Private 2093, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12 October 1915 in Gallipoli. Aged 20. Born St. Peter’s, Northampton, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Frank and Matilda Jane Frisby, of Mile St, Bozeat, Wellingborough. Buried in 7TH FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot V. Row E. Grave 14.

GARLEY John William Private 13328, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 5 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Harvey and Elizabeth M. Garley, of 11, Moor Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

GARNER William Private 39518, 1st/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 23 February 1919. Aged 33. Husband of E Garner, of 27 Spencer Road, Rushden. Buried in WELLINGBOROUGH (DODDINGTON ROAD) CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Section/Plot/Row E. Grave 375.

GATES Arthur [Samuel] Driver 59408, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Horse Artillery. Died in military hospital at Le Havre. 26th November 1918. Aged 22. Son of Herbert Samuel & Jennie Gates of Rushden. Buried STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot Iv. Row S. Grave 2.

GATHERGOOD Alfred Henry Private 27961, 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds, shrapnel wound on his side, 31 March 1917 in France & Flanders at 41 Casualty Clearing Station. Born Rushden, enlisted Rushden. Son of Robert and Maria Gathergood, of Croxton, Norfolk; husband of Maria Ada Gathergood (nee Peters), of 28, Coalbrook Mansions, Bedford Hill, Balham, London, formerly 27 West Street, Olney; father of two children, Margaret and Charles. Embodied as Private 4955, 3rd/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 11 November 1915. At his enlistment in 1915 he was living at 19 Pembroke Street, Rushden, with his wife; he was aged 25 years 7 months, height 4 feet 8½ inches, girth 35 inches. Served at home 11 November 1915 to 6 September 1916 then sent abroad 7 Sepetmeber 1916. Attached to East Yorkshire Regiment 24 August 1916. Transferred to the 8th East Yorkshire Regiment 24 September 1916. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 6.

GEORGE William Thomas Corporal 13346, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 November 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Henry and Annie George, of 76, Cromwell Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 12.

GIBBS William Thomas Private 3/9283, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 March 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of James and Clara Gibbs, of 66, Cromwell Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

GILBERT Horace Private 15304, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 14 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born St Mary’s, Rushden, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Elizabeth Gilbert, of 145, Wellingborough Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. plot IV. Row A. Grave 18.

GLIDLE Christopher George Private 3/9655, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 October 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. In the 1911 census he was the son of Ely and Avis Glidle, aged 16, a Shoe Trade Machine Operator, born Rushden and living with his parents at 67 Little Street, Rushden. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIIA. Row E. Grave 1.

GLIDLE Herbert Wilfred Lance Corporal 17919, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, married to Martha with one daughter, a Lasting Machine Operator, born Rushden, resident 1 Bedford Road, Rushden. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row K. Grave 15.

GLIDLE William Private TF/200561, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action in Palestine. 27th November 1917. Enlisted in Northampton. Buried RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section C. Grave 3

GOLDING Frederick Private 12816, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Golding of 19, King Street, Earls Barton. Born in Earls Barton and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

GOODWIN Thomas Edmund Gunner 63291, 122nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 5 November 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Luton, resident Rushden. Son of William and Matilda Goodwin, of 273, Wellingborough Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXX. Row V. Grave 15.

GOOSEY Joseph Private 28227, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 December 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 36. Born Irchester, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Husband of Mrs E B Carpenter (formerly Goosey), of 10, John St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, belgium. Plot XXXIX. Row H. Grave 4.

GREEN [Ernest] Reginald Private 38730, 2/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Born and resident Rushden, enlisted Kettering. Formerly 23610, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Birth registered as Ernest Reginald Green at Wellingborough Registration Office January to March Quarter 1898. In the 1911 census he was the son of Charles and Jane Green, aged 14, Shoe Hand, born Rushden and resident with his parents at 37 Pemberton Street, Rushden. No known grave. Commmeorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

GREEN Sidney Charles Private 22502, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 June 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born Lavendon, Bucks, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of the late Joseph and Matilda Green, of 7, Thrifth Cottages, Rushden, Northants; husband of Florence Green, of 17, Pebble Lane, Wellingborough. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section P. Grave 10.

GRIGGS Samuel T Private G/13727, 1st Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 23 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Tonge Inn, Lincoln, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Father of Samuel Thomas Griggs, of 5, Sussex Place, Higham Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

GROOME Albert Edward [Spelt GROOM on SDGW] Private 34642, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Ralph and Rebecca Groom, of 24, Washbrook Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

GROOM Charles Reginald Private 42342, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 3 November 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Charles and Isabella Groom, of 2, Woburn Place, Rushden; husband of C. A. M. Groom, of 23, Moor Rd, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 15303, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VIII. Row O. Grave 5A.

GROOME Laurance [George] [Spelt Lawrence on SDGW & CWGC and GROOM on CWGC] Private 20354, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 November 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 17. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Ralph and Rebecca Groom, of 24, Washbrook Rd, Rushden, Northants. Birth registered as Lawrance George GROOM, in Wellingborough Registration District in the October to December Quarter 1898. In the 1911 census he is listed as Laurence George GROOM, son of Ralph and Rebecca Groom, aged 12, at school, born Rushden, resident with family at 24 Washbrook Road, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

GROOME [Harry] Reginald Able Seaman R/6321, Hood Battalion. Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 21 August 1919. Aged 19. Born Rushden 9 August 1899. Son of Mr. H. C. A. and Mrs. P. M. Groome, of 4, Robinson Rd, Rushden, Northants. Entered the service 11 September 1917; Draft for BEF 5 April 1918, joined Hood Battalion 8 April 18 until 25 May 1918 when he suffered a shotgun wound, he rejoined Hood Battalion 12 July 1918 and served until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1 and 2.

GROSS Alfred Private G/22580, 6th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 12 August 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 37. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Northampton. Son of Henry and Lucy Gross, of Rushden, Northants; husband of Ethel Maud Gross, of Cogenhoe, Northants. Buried in PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 1.

GUNN Horace [Francis] Private 9345, 1/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. 50th Division. Formerly with the Northamptonshire Regiment. Born and enlisted in Higham Ferrers. Next of kin residents of Raunds. Buried in ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 2.

HALL Charles Private TF 201193, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action 20th April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Hall of 27, South Terrace, Rushden. Born in Raunds and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

HANKINS, MM Herbert Acting Sergeant 95566, “C” Battery, 784th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Killed in action, shot in the head while in the trenches, 2 March 1917. Born Huntingdon, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). In the 1911 census he is the son of Thomas and Maria Hankins, aged 19, Retail chemist’s Assistant, born Old Weston, Hunts, resident with his family at 36 Sartoris Road, Rushden. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 69.

HARBOUR Alexander [Alec] Roland Private 10110, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 October 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 17. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr and Mrs C Harbour, of 16, West St, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

HARLEY Thomas A The only Harley to be found in the 1911 census is Charles HARLEY, aged 17, a Shoehand in the Welting Department, born Northampton, living with his cousin Frank Darnell and his wife, Sarah Darnell, at 7 Manning Street, Rushden. Thomas Charles HARLEY, Private 8584, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 October 1915. Aged 21. Born All Saints, Northampton, enlisted Wellingborough. Son of the late Thomas Charles and Kathleen Harley, of Northampton. Buried in ST SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 11. Grave 38.

HARRIS Arthur Private 22565, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 3.

HARRIS Arthur Charles Private 204753, 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 18 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Milton Ernest, Beds. Formerly 141, A.V.C. Son of Elizabeth Harris, of 179, Wellingborough Rd, Rushden, Northants, and the late Alfred Harris. Buried in VEVEY (ST MARTIN’S) CEMETERY, Switzerland. Grave 28.

HARRIS [Charles] Leonard Private G/43706, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 30 November 1917. Enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden. In the 1911 census Charles Leonard Harris was aged 21, son of George and Elizabeth Harris, a boot Finisher, born Rushden and resident Essex Road, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9.

HARRISON Edward Private 11907, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. 3rd Division. Killed in action near Ypres 23rd October 1914 Born in Bozeat and enlisted in Northampton. Next of kin Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 17 and 18.

HARRISON George Joseph Private 26538, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Belgrave, Leicester, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 5.

HELSDOWN Arthur William Private 43515, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 May 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Herbert and Fanny Helsdown, of 37, Sartoris Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 40.

HELSDOWN Leonard William Private 1960, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 October 1915 in Gallipoli. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. In the 1911 census he was the son of Wiallam (sic) and Lucy Hellsdown, aged 17, a Machinist, born Rushden, living with his parents at 113 Cromwell Road, Rushden. Buried in 7TH FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot IV. Row E. Grave 13.

HENSMAN Harry Private 203043, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Walter and Ellen Hensman, of Rushden; husband of Elsie Marion Hensman, of 2, Crabb St, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

HILL Ernest Lance Corporal 1872, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 September 1915 at sea. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Husband of Millie Hill, of 13, Succoth Place, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 154 and 155.

HILL George Frederick Private 17817, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Hill, of 12, Grove St., Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

HOBBS Joseph Lance Corporal 7182, 89th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 30 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born Northampton, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of W. and J. Hobbs, of 2, Fletcher Rd, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 22211, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

HODGKINS [George Ernest] Leonard Private 201873, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 28 May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, resident Rushden. Husband of Florence Hilda Hodgkins, of 35, Sartoris Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row L. Grave 9.

HODSON [Charles] Bert or Bertie Private 7463, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 September 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs Charles Sidney Hodson, of 14, Crabb St, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

HOOTON Arthur William Private 4720, 60th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 18 September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 20348, Northamptonshire Regt. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

HOOTON John [Henry] Ordinary Seaman J/80234, Royal Navy HMS Powerful (Stokers Training Cruiser.) Died from disease at home 1st February 1918. Aged 18. Born Rushden 24 January 1900. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Hooton of 5, Upper Queen Street, Rushden. Buried RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northmptonshire. Plot C. Row I. Grave 481.

HOUGHTON Herbert Edgar Private 31360, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Wymington, Bedfordshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

HUSTWAITE Eric [Parsons] [Listed as HUSTWAIT on CWGC] Air Mechanic 2nd Class 28519, Royal Air Force attached G.H.Q. B.E.F. Died in France 16 August 1918. Aged 20. Son of William & Clara Hustwait of 25, Church Street, Rushden. Classed as a Motor Cyclist. Joined 15 May 1916. Paid 1s 8d per day. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVII. Row G. Grave 6.

INGRAM Reginald John Private 7507, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 September 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Husband of Florence Ingram, of 149, Knowsley Rd, Norwich. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

IRESON George William Private 27973, 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 5036, Northant Regt. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

JACKSON [Charles] Cyril Private 15293, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St Mary’s, Rushden, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 6.

JAMES Laurence [Listed as Lawrence JAMES in records] Private 9720, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Marne 11th September 1914. Aged 18. Son of John & Anne James of 54, Robinson Road, Rushden Born in Kettering and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

JAMES Leonard Sergeant (Observer) 213935, No. 48 Squadron (Bristol Fighters), Royal Air Force. Killed in action 27th June 1918. Aged 20. Son of Frank & Elizabeth James of 49 Victoria Road, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

JERVIS Arthur Horace Private 23049, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Raunds, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Thomas Gostick Jervis and Laura Elizabeth Jervis, of 8, Gordon Terrace, Higham Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 54.

JOHNSON Thomas Robert Private 3658, 58th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Peronne 4 September 1918. Aged 20. Son of Benjamin Easter Johnson and Eleanor Johnson, of Bay View Street, Northcote, Victoria, Australia. In the 1891 census Benjamin and Ellen Johnson were husband and wife, living in Oliver Cromwell Road, Rushden. Clerk by trade. Educated at Wesley College. On his attestation papers he is listed as a Naturalised British Subject born 17 July 1898. He was 19 years 5 months when he enlisted, 5 feet 3 inches, 142 lbs, girth 33 inches, complexion fresh, eyes blue, hair brown; religion Methodist. Embarked at Melbourne, Victoria on R.NM.S. Ormonde 7 March 1918 with 10/58th Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 1. Australian Roll of Honour entry.

JORDAN Harold Vorley [Also spelt JORDON on SDGW] Private 72106, 2/7th Battalion, Notts & Derby Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters) 11th Division. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Rebecca Jordan of 16, Agnes Road, Primrose Hill, Northampton, & Mr F. G. Jordan Born in Earls Barton and enlisted in Kettering. Formerly with the Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

JOYCE John Ernest Sergeant 9509, 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Edwin and Leah Joyce, of 1, Sartoris Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in DRANOUTER CHURCHYARD, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. B. 11.

JOYCE [Arthur George] Percy Private 41264, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 December 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born Olney, Bucks, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of George and E]Lizabeth Joyce, of 49, Newton L St, Olney, Bedford; husband of Mary Ellen Joyce, of 51, Glassbrook Rd, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 39540, Northants Regt. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5.

KENNELL Henry Private 5/30050, 5th Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 6th March 1918 in Egypt. Born Shelton, Beds, son of Thomas and Annie Kennell of Sharnbrook, Beds. He was an elder brother to Florence Partridge nee Kennell. Formerly 19869, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt. Row A, Grave 164.

KING Charles Harold Private 13653, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 24 May 1915. Aged 28. Born 6 April 1886 in Rushden. Son of George King and Emma Blunt (formerly King), of 47, Edgehill Rd, Winton, Bournemouth. His trade is listed as Storeman CPA. Unmarried. Had previously served 4 years with 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Volunteer Battalion. Enlisted 22 September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada; passed his fitness test 31 August 1914. He was 28 years 4 months when he enlisted, height 5 feet 4½ inches, girth 37½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, light coloured hair; religion Church of England. In the 1911 census he was a boarder with Henry Wood, unmarried, aged 21, a Bootmaker, born Rushden and resident 16 Orchard Place, Rushden. In 1901 he was a boarder with David Burford, aged 12, born Rushden and resident at 47, Washbrook, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Cnada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5160 - 15

KING Edmund [N] Private 7219, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action on the Marne 17th September 1914. Born in Meppershall, Bedfordshire and enlisted in Higham Ferrers. In the 1901 census he was living with his brother Thomas King, aged 16, a Lift Maker, born Meppershall and resident at 6, Park Road, Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

KNIBBS Lewis [Spelt Louis on SDGW] Corporal 53406, 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 27 May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Rushden, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden. Son of Ernest and Eliza Knibbs, of Dial Farm, Bedford Rd, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 5321, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

KNIGHT Dennis Oliver Private 133963, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 12 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, resident Rushden. Son of F. G. and I. Knight, I, Winchester Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 44.

KNIGHT Ernest Private G/10712, 6th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 9 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Stanwick, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire, resident Rushden.

KNIGHT Harry Lance Corporal 3629, 12th Lancers (Prince of Wales Royal), Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps). Died of wounds 28 August 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, resident Rushden. Son of Harry and Phoebe Jane Knight, of 39 King’s Rd, Rushden, Northamptonshire. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot 4. Row B. Joint Grave 32-33.

KNIGHT Herbert Henry Private 15902, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born St Mary’s, Rushden, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Thomas and Deborah Knight, of Rushden, Northants. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LXIII. Row H. Grave 12.

KNIGHT John Oswald Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action 2nd November 1916. Aged 32. Son of Frederick & Elizabeth Knight of ‘The Old Rectory’ Rushden. Inns of Court OTC. Berkhampstead. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row G. Grave 25.

KNIGHT Reginald [Reg] Private 34355, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infant ry. Died of wounds 29 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Portsmouth.

KNIGHT William M Private 23525, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire. Son of Arthur and Annie S. Knight, of 65, Newton Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.

KNIGHTALL George Private 14569, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of William Knightall, of 119, Glassbrook Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

KNIGHTALL William Private 121669, 47th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 7 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Irchester, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of William and Deborah Knightall, of Rushden, Northants. Formerly 39555, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 26.

LAUGHTON Percy Private 40473, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 5 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 34. Born Inchester, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, resident Belfast. Formerly 30933, Northamptonshire Regiment.

LAUGHTON Walter George Private 17976, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Albert Edward Laughton, of 213, Wellingborough Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

LAUGHTON William [T] Private G/75900, Posted 2/2nd London Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 29 July 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushdon, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden. Son of Mrs. S. A. Laughton, of 93, Cromwell Rd, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 14983, 245 Inf. Battn. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 13.

LAWMAN Albert Edward Lance Corporal 9535, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Born St Giles, Northampton and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22

LAWMAN John R Private 15071, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Thiepval 26th September 1916. Born St Giles, Northampton and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. MR. 21

LEACH Fred No further information currently available

LEE Thomas Private 7652, 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 20 April 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born Irthlingborough, Northampton, enlisted Rushden, Lancs, resident Irthlingborough. Son of Mr and Mrs F. Lee, of 47 Queen St, Irthlingborough, Wellingborough, Northants; husband of C. Underwood (formerly Lee), of 73, Glassbrook Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 55.

LEEDING Rennie Ernest [Listed as Ernest Rennie on SDGW] Private 25761, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden.

LEWIS Frank Private 33635, 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

LILLEY William Alfred Private 203300, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 19 April 1917 in Palestine. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire.

LITCHFIELD Leonard [Horace] Signalman Bristol Z/5611, H.M.S. Tartar, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action when the Destroyer was mined in The Straits of Dover 17th June 1917. Aged 24. Born 26 November 1892 at Walgrave Northants. Son of George & Maria Litchfield of Walgrave. Husband of Mrs Alice Litchfield of 19, Westbourne Grove, Wellingborough Road, Rushden. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot G. Row 5. Grave 14.

LITCHFIELD Thomas Second Lieutenant, ‘B’ Company, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Son of Thomas & Florence Litchfield of 96, Newton Road, Rushden Student at New College, Hampstead, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 43 and 45.

LOVEDAY James Private 32628, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Kettering, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Formerly 019219, R.A.O.C.

LYNN William Nelson Private 13762, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire. 23rd Division. Killed in action 2nd April 1916. Aged 19. Son of William & Kate Lynn later of 3, Selbourne Place, Hove, Sussex. Born in Chelsea and enlisted in Northampton. Buried Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension F. 557

MACKNESS Robert William Private 40747, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 13 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of William and Rose Mackness, of Rushden; husband of Lizzie Maud Mackness, of 28, Oakley Rd, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 30939, Northampton Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot VIII. Row H. Grave 2.

MACKNESS Sidney aka Sydney Private 17957, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr. G. E. Mackness, of 26, Denmark Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 13A.

MAGEE Frank aka Francis Private 7492, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born All Saints, Northampton, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire.

MAGEE Malcolm Private 15907, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 26th September 1916. Aged 32. Son of David & Amelia Magee. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. MR. 21

MANTLE Howard Arthur Lance Corporal 18604, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Mantle, of 124, Queen St, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

MARLOW Harold Private 34471, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 5th Division. Died of wounds 16th April 1918. Formerly with the RASC. Born in Kettering and enlisted in Northampton. (Kettering W. M.) Buried Aire Communal Cemetery F. 31

MARLOW Lionel [Bertie] Corporal 15078, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action 4th March 1917. Born St Mary’s Kettering and enlisted in Northampton. Buried Fins New British Cemetery Sorel le Grande F. 439

MARTIN Ernest H No further information currently available

MASON Randall Stewart Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action near Neuve Chapelle 14th March 1915. Aged 20. Son of George Stewart & Edith Mason of Hayway, Rushden. Buried in NEUVE-CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave destroyed so No known grave. Commemorated on Neuve-Chapelle Churchyard Memorial 2.

MATTHEWS Sydney [Walter] Private G. 10385, 10th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 41st Division. Killed in action 24th Febuary 1917. Formerly with the Northamptonshire Regiment. Born in Rushden an enlisted in Wellingborough. Next of kin, Rushden Buried Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery Kemmel, Belgium B. 102

MAY Herbert No further information currently available

MEAD Albert Guardsman 15869, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 25 September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of the late John and Eliza Mead, brother of Henry Mead, of Clifton Cottage, St Crispin Estate, of Rushden, Northamptonshire. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 4. Row A. Grave 1.

MEAD John Harry [Listed as John Henry on SDGW] Private 13842, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton.

MEADOWS Harry Elliott Private 30250, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 29 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden.

MEARS George [Edward] Private M/399743, 2nd Cavalry Division M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 11 March 1919. Aged 43. Son of the late George and Mary Ann Mears, of Wollaston, Northants; husband of Fanny Mears, of 26, Irchester Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in THEUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Liege, Belgium. Grave 9.

MEPHAM [Alfred] Archibald Corporal 12385, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment (Pioneers) 12th Division. Died of wounds 22nd March 1916. Aged 23. Born St Mary’s, Burton on Trent. Son of John & Clara Mepham of 103, Portland Road, Rushden Enlisted in Northampton. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 72.

MILLARD Harry Private 17956, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 June 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

MILLARD James A No further information currently available

MILLER Thomas William Private 203053, “A” Company, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Betsy Ann Miller, of 6, Orchard Place, Rushden, Northants. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row E. Grave 8A.

MOLE Charles Walter Corporal 145021, Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 11 May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Harrold, Bedfordshire, enlisted Rushden, resident Irchester.

MOLE Frederick George Lance Sergeant 8575, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action 27 September 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born Carlton, Beds, enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Mole, of 37, North St, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41.

MOLE Reginald Thomas Private G/21831, 10th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 12 March 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 25. Born Chellington, Beds, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire, resident Rushden. Husband of Harriett Annie Mole, of 130, Wellingborough Rd, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 20815, Northants Regt. Formerly 20815, Northants Regt. Buried in KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 9.

MOON Victor Marshall Private 9747, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Died of wounds 9th April 1916. Aged 19. Born in Ringstead and enlisted in Northampton. Son of George & Esther Moon of 48, Crabb Street, Rushden. Native of Finedon. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery F. 80

MORRIS John Samuel Corporal 40167, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 June 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 31. Born Barking, Essex, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Husband of L. Morris, of 128, Wellingborough Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 17.

MURDIN James No further information currently available

NEAL Percy Private 203153, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 17 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Enlisted Northampton, Resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Arthur and Mary Neal, of 14, Newton Rd, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 201097, Northamptonshire Regt. Buried in TREFCON BRITISH CEMETERY, CAULAINCOURT, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 37.

NEEDHAM William [Mackness] Private 40070, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action 11th March 1917. Aged 25. Son of Henry & Emily Needham of Rushden. Husband of Mrs Mabel Needham (re-married of 22 The High Street, Higham Ferrars. Born Irchester and enlisted in Northampton. Buried Aix Noulette Communal Cemetery F. 479

NEVILLE Herbert Allen Private 89352, (Infantry), Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 26 September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, resident Rushden. Formerly 8062, Northamptonshire Regt.

NEWELL Cyril Private 20340, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 June 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Irchester, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Frank and Ellen Newell, of 15, Sartoris Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section P. Grave 11.

NOBLE C or G No further information currently available

ODELL Arthur No further information currently available

OKEY John ‘Jack’ William Private G/22679, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3 April 1918 in British Expeditionary Force. Born Northampton, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mrs. K. Okey, of 26, Albion Place, Rushden, Northants. Buried in STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 17.

OKEY William Private 20836, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 November 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born St Sepulchre’s, Northampton, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of George T. Okey, of 26, Albion Place, Rushden, Northants. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row L. Grave 6.

OLIVER [Albert] Joseph Gunner 163693, 144th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 12 October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Born Bedford, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Howard and Jane Oliver, of Rushden; husband of Mrs Oliver, of 104, Queen St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot iV, Row H. Grave 2.

ONION Charles Edwin Private 16721, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Newton Bromswold, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire.

OSBORNE Frank No further information currently available

OWEN James Arthur Able Seaman R/6194, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 25 August 1918. Aged 19. Born 17 July 1899 in Kettering. Son of James Arthur and Mary Ann Owen, of 8, Newton Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1 and 2.

PACKWOOD [Thomas] Henry Sapper 160187, 72nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 15 December 1918. Aged 27. Son of Thomas and Sarah Packwood; husband of Carrie Packwood, of 27, Corporation Terrace, Higham Ferrers. Born at Rushden, Northants. Buried in TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, Iran. Plot V. Row A. Grave 1.

PACKWOOD Matthew James Private 17918, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

PAGE Arthur either Arthur Percy PAGE, Gunner L/12292, ‘A’ Battery 291st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 12th September 1917. Aged 19. Born in Rushden and enlisted in York. Buried GWALIA CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 15.

or Arthur PAGE, Lance Corporal 14594, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 26 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Wellingborough, enlisted Northampton. Son of Fredrick and Alice Page, of 2, Westbourne Grove, Wellingborough Rd., Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

PAGE Frederick T aka Fred Private 27993, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 5042, Northamptonshire Regt.

PALMER Septimus Walter Private G/8358, 11th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 7 October 1916. Aged 28. Son of David and Eliza Palmer, of Beech Rd, Higham Rd., Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

PANTER Fred Arthur Private 9283, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 January 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

PARKER Frank Oliver Private 37034, 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 3 November 1917 in Palestine. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, resident Rushden. Formerly M/284041, A.S.C.

PARKER George William Acting Lance Corporal 8339, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden. Son of Mr. W. Parker, of 105, High St, South Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.

PARKER Harry Corporal 3/7303, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden.

PARKER William Thomas Gunner 75180, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 3 May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

PARTRIDGE Ernest Montague Private 18031, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Edensor, Derbyshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire.

PASHLER Frederick [Joseph] Private 23120, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in United Kingdom 25 November 1918. Born in Hargrave and enlisted in Southampton. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E.7. Grave 554.

PATENALL Percy Private 13437, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton.

PAYNE Eli Private 40750, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 5 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Irchester, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 30087, Northampton Regiment.

PAYNE Lewis Private G/35296, 13th Labour Company, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) transferred to 72330, 121st Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 26 August 1917. Aged 23. Son of Lewis and Frances Payne; husband of Lilian Emily Payne, of 55, Midland Rd, Rushden, Northants. Born Pattishall, Northants, enlisted Northampton, resident Irthlingborough, Northants. Formerly 31364, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row R. Grave 20A.

PENDERED Arthur Private 41598, 2/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 15 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of William and Rebecca Pendered, of 45, Little St, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 2730, Suffolk Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

PENDRED Frederick [Arthur] Gunner 163268, 148th Brigade, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds 3 May 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted and resident Higham Ferrers. Son of Jeremiah & Sophia Pendred of Rushden. Husband of Mrs Lily Pendred of Higham Ferrers. Enlisted in Higham Ferrers. Resident of Higham Ferrers. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 31.

PERCIVAL Enos Private G/22640, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 22 March 1918. Born in Wellingborough and enlisted in Kettering. Husband of Mrs E. Percival of 86, Robinson Road, Rushden. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 5.

PERCIVAL Raymond Private 23857, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of David and Sarah Percival, of Rushden; husband of Rebecca Percival, of Townwell Lane, Irchester, Wellingborough. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Section F.2. Grave 413.

PERCIVAL Sydney Private 514396, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 24 November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, enlisted Rushden, resident Rushden.

PERKINS Harold Lance Corporal 20518, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

PERKINS Sydney Walter Private S/9756, 1st Battalion, Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 30 September 1916 in Salonika. Aged 21. Born Buntingford, Hertfordshire, enlisted Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, resident Rushden. Son of Nathaniel and Mary Perkins, of 51, High Street, South Rushden, Northants. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 2.

PETTITT George Private 30904, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Arras 3rd May 1917 Born in Raunds and enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

PETTITT Thomas A L Private TF 200870, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat. 27th March 1918. Enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

PHILBY George [A] Able Seaman R/6092, ‘Hood’ Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 26. 5. 18. Buried Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 233

POLLARD Frederick Gunner 23130, No. 42 Seige Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in Rouen base hospital 9th April 1918. Born East Finedon and enlisted in Northampton Buried St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. F. 146

POPE Bernard Private 27994, 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 5016, Northamptonshire Regt.

PRESTAGE Jim No further information currently available.

PRIESTLEY George Ernest Private 57997, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Priestley, of 34, Albion Place, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 2870, R.E. Formerly 2870, R.E. Remembered on the family grave in Rushden Cemetery; where his sister rests Worker Elsie Priestley, also a casualty of the Great War, who isn’t on the town’s war memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 61 to 63.

RAWLINGS Asa No further information currently available

REYNOLDS Charles George [Memorial has Charles F] Private 37477, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30th November 1917. Born in Harrold, Bedfordshire, and enlisted in Northampton. Next of kin, residents of Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial MR. 17

RICHARDSON Arthur Frank Private 45128, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

RICHARDSON Charles Henry Private 22460, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 8 February 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 40. Born Northampton, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Charles Richardson; husband of Evelyn Kate Cave (formerly Richardson), of 7, Pemberton St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 139.

RICHARDSON Raymond Henry Private 41179, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire.

ROBERTS Ronald [William] Able Seaman Bristol/Z/5271, S.S. Normandiet, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 21 April 1918. Born 27 December 1895. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts, of 57, Grove Rd, Rushden, Northants, and the late William Roberts. Body not recovered for burial. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 30.

ROBINSON Bert aka Bertie Private 203858, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, resident Rushden. Son of Samuel and Lydia Ann Robinson; husband of Edith Robinson, of 80, Wellingborough Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row H. Grave 11.

ROBINSON Hugh S Private 9327, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 November 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton.

ROBINSON Ralph Craddock Private 15310, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Irchester, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Simon and Florence N. Robinson, of Allotment Estate, Washbrook Rd, Rushden, Northants. Born at Irchester. Buried in RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 63.

ROBINSON Sefton No further information currently available

ROBINSON Thomas Roland Lance Corporal 202972, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire.

SABEY Arthur R Lance Corporal 42656, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. 3rd Division. Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 32. Son of George & Rhoda Sabey of Cemetery Lodge, Rushden. Formerly with The K.O.S. Borderers. Born in Staughton, Bedfordshire. Enlisted in Northampton. Next of kin, Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.

SALTER William Private 30962, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

SAYER Leonard Rifleman C/1376, 16th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 2 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

SCHOLES William Arthur Private 36703, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire.

SCOTT John George Alec Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 15 March 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Scott, of Rushden, Northants. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 3.

SEARS Alfred Robert Private 14403, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action near Ypres. 16th August 1917. Born in Rushden and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium MR. 30.

SEARS Ernest Edward P/Lance Bombadier 110585, “D” Battery, 112th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 8 October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born Rushden, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Sears, of Rushden; husband of Edith May Sears, of 4, Dayton St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot VIL. Row L. Grave 10.

SEARS John William Private 40089, “C” Company, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sears, of 18, Glassbrook Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 33.

SELWOOD Ernest Troy Private TF 200916, Aged 31 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 54th Division. Killed in action in Palestine 19th April 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Robert Selwood of 76, Checker Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Enlisted in Northampton. Buried Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine

SHEFFIELD Frank Corporal 13033, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Fred and Lizzie Sheffield, of 56, Crabb St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 17. Grave 45.

SHEFFIELD Horace Sergeant 14014, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 April 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton.

SHERWOOD [Herbert] Bert Corporal 3/10890, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire.

SHERWOOD William Leonard Private 18189, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 November 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

SHORLEY George No further information currently available

SHORT Frank No further information currently available

SHOULDER Enos No further information currently available

SHRIVES Harry Charles Sapper 73853, “BQ” Cable Section, Corps of Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 12 January 1918 in Egypt. Aged 25. Enlisted Bedford, Resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Charles and S. J. Shrives, of 43, Grove Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 150.

SILBURN Leslie M Private 18144, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

SKEELES Albert No further information currently available

SMART Ethelbert Private 36431, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 9 August 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 35. Born Wollaston, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of John Wilson Smart and Ellen Smart, of Wollaston, Wellingborough; husband of Ethel Smart, of 10, East Grove, Rushden, Northants. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 7.

SMITH Arthur Private 9099, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action 14 March 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Wymington, Rushden, Beds, enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden. Son of Mrs. A. Smith, of 28, Crabb St, Rushden, Northants., and the late Mr Smith. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Brlgium. Panel 20.

SMITH Frank either Corporal 15934, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Wymington, Bedfordshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire.

or Corporal 3022, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 29 April 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Brixworth, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, resident Irthlingborough. Formerly 18103, Northamptonshire Regiment.

SMITH Fred Private 18862, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Shefford, Bedfordshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire.

SMITH Frederick No further information currently available

SMITH George Able Seaman R/5933, Drake Battalion, Royal Navy Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 21 August 1918. Aged 19. Born 4 July 1899 in Hastings. Son of Albert and Edith Mary Smith, of 4 Spencer Road, Rushden, Northants. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 3.

SMITH Monty ‘Montague’ Ashley Stapleton Private 16085, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Smith of 39, North St, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

SMITH Roland Frank Private G/89449, 21st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 9 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Knotting, Beds, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Clark and Fanny Smith, of 39, North St, Rushden, Northants. One of two brothers who fell. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

SMITH Sam Private 6150, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. killed inm action 10 March 1915. Aged 31. Born Pavenham, Beds., enlisted Leicester, resident Wellingborough, Northants. Son of William and Hannah Smith, of Pavenham, Bedfordshire; husband of Harriet Ann Smith, of 2, Pemberton St, Rushden Northants. Buried in LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L’AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 10.

SMITH William Either William Smith, Corporal R/7600, 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 1 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Burton-on-Trent.

or William Smith, Private G/24642, 7th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 4 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Northampton.

or William Smith, Lance Corporal 6083, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 28 November 1914. Aged 34. Son of Elizabeth Smith, of Church St, Rushden, and the late Charles Smith; husband of Emma Jones (formerly Smith), of 7, Town Yard, Higham Ferrers, Northants. Served in the South African Campaign. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainat, Belgium. Panel 7.

SMITH Yalden Leslie Eric Private 18227, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 December 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Kettering, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Smith, of 39, North St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 16.

SNOWDEN Jack No further information currently available

SOUTAR George Believed to be: Private, 44287, George Albert Souter, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Born Cambridge, enlisted Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 3.

SPENCER Alfred Private 43948, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire.

SPENCER Bernard Sergeant. 1645, 3rd Dragoon Guards (The Prince of Wale’s Own). Killed in action 17th November 1914. Aged 32. Son of Mr & Mrs W. Spencer of The Cock Inn, Pavenham, Beds. Born St Mary’s Rushden and enlisted in Rushden. No known grave. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

SPENCER John Lance Corporal 11430, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 16 April 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Rushden, enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of John and Emma Spencer, of 241, Wellingborough Rd, Rushden. Buried in AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 6.

Eldest son of John Spencer, of Wellingborough Road, Rushden, J.P. and Chairman of the Rushden Council, by his wife, Emma, dau. of William Elson; Born Rushden, co. Northampton, 15th Sept. 1895; educated County Council School there; was a Blacksmith; enlisted in the 3rd Battn. The Northamptonshire Regt. in Jan 1910, was transferred to The Sherwood Foresters the following August; served in Ireland and India, where he was at the outbreak of war; was recalled with his Regiment the following month; served with The Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Nov. 1914; took part in the fighting at La Bassee and Ypres; was invalided home suffering from frostbite, at Christmas 1914; rejoined his Regiment in France in March 1915; took part in many engagements; and was killed in action 16th April 1916. Buried in Aux Moulette Cemetery. A comrade wrote: “He was a very good soldier, and liked by all that knew him; very quiet and conscientious, and one who will be missed much.” Unmarried.

SPRIGGS Charles Henry Private 30068, 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 10 October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Wellingboro, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Formerly 19963, Northamptonshire Regiment.

SPRIGGS William Henry Private 30761, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Warmington, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire.

STEVENS Ernest Private, 52613, 3rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 9 March 1919. Aged 37. Husband of Blanche Stevens, 26, High Street, South Rushden, Northants. Buried in ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot/Row/Section AF. Grave 2152.

SWINGLER [Charles] Frank Private 89392, 117th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 4 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 28. Born Irchester, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Husband of Annie E. Swingler, of 20 Crabb St, Rushden, Northants. Formerly 7978, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.

SWINGLER George Sydney Able Seaman R/4529, ‘Hood’ Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 28th June 1918. Born 27 June 1899 in St Mary’s, Northampton. Son of J. George and Alice Swingler, of 98, St Saviour’s Rd, Saltley, Birmingham. Native of Rushden, Northants. His mother originally lived at 54, Duke Street, Rushden. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 65.

TAILBY George [Alfred] Boy 1st Class J/32793, H.M.S. Hampshire, Royal Navy. Lost with the Cruiser off the Orkneys 5 June 1916. Aged 17. Son of Clement Todd Tailby and Ada Tailby, of 21, Midland Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 14.

TAYLOR Bert W No further information currently available

TAYLOR Harold Private 19650, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Albert and Sarah Taylor, of 49, Sartoris Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 20.

TAYLOR Percy Arthur Private 18200, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of William Taylor, of 13, East Grove, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

TEW Charles J Acting Sergeant 7502, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 March 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 31. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Fredrick Tew, of Rushden; husband of Nellie Steel (formerly Tew), of 111, Park Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 21.

TEW Frederick Arthur Rifleman A/202470, 21st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 20 September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Formerly S/4/086052, A.S.C. Formerly S/4/086052, A.S.C.

TEW Harry aka Henry Private 20839, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Husband of Lilian M. A. Tew, of 16, Ebenezer Terrace, Rushden, Northants. Buried in AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 16.

THOMPSON Charles T No further information currently available

THOMPSON Clifford Private 15387, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Oldland Common, Glos, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire.

THROSSELL Jack [Arthur] Gunner 104464, 188th Seige Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 5th June 1917. Husband of Mrs E. Throssell of 46 The High Street, Old Fletton, Peterborough. Born in Keyston, Hunts and enlisted in Oakham, Rutland. Buried Pont-D’Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe. F. 262 (Only J Throssell with CWG. No apparent links with Rushden)

THURLOW Frank Private PLY/16450, Plymouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 3rd May 1915. Aged 21. Born 3 September 1894 in Rushden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thurlow, of 153, Cromwell Rd, Rushden, Northants. Enlisted Birmingham 27 October 1913; Plymouth Battalion at Dunkirk & Defence of Antwerp 19 September 1914-12 October 1914; Plymouth Battalion No. 3 Company MEF 6 February 1915 to 26 April 1915; Missing, assumed dead (‘Y’ Beach 25-26 April 1915); officially declared dead 3 May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 2 to 7.

TOMKINS
Herbert Sapper 257144, Number 11 Light Railway operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 5th August 1917. Born in Wellingborough and enlisted in Northampton. Buried Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 12

TOMLIN Fred Private 47495, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of John and Charlotte Tomlin, of Rushden, Northants. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVI. Row A. Grave 11.

TRAYNAR Reginald Thomas [Spelt TRAYNER on CWGC] Private 70096, 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). 39th Division. Killed in action 1st July 1917. Aged 27. Husband of Mrs Sophia Kate Traynar of 13, Rectory Road, Rushden. Born and enlisted in Rushden. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 39.

TURNER George William Private 46315, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Thrapston, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, resident Rushden. Formerly 11769, R. Sussex Regt. Formerly 11769, R. Sussex Regt.

TURNEY [Frederick] William Private 49698, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 8 November 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Rushden, enlisted Rushden, resident Rushden. Son of William and Eliza Turney, of Rushden, Northants. Buried on North-West side of cross-path in DOUR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium.

UNDERWOOD Arthur Lance Corporal 2011, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 27 November 1915 in Egypt. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of James Albert and Sarah Ann Underwood, of 99, Portland Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section B. Grave 64.

UNDERWOOD John H Gunner 86794,”C” Battery, 63rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 9 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Thomas and Ellen Underwood, of 31, Roberts St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row G. Grave 3.

VANN, VC, MC & Bar, Croix de Guerre (France) Bernard William Lt Colonel, 1/6th Battalion, Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). 46th Division. Killed in action near Ramicourt 3rd October 1918. Aged 31. Son of Alfred George Collins & Hannah Elizabeth Vann. Husband of Mrs Doris Victoria Vann of Coates Rectory, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Buried Bellicourt British Cemetery F. 375

Extract from the Daily Mail, Thursday 27 February 2014:

“Vann was born in High Street South, in Rushden in 1887, and played football for Northampton Town before training for the priesthood.

He then went on to become chaplain of Wellingborough School.

However, at the outbreak of war in August 1914, Vann chose instead to enlist as a regular soldier rather than face a delay to join the chaplaincy and was dispatched to France.

Vann rose through the ranks in the 1/8 Sherwood Foresters, receiving the Military Cross as well as the Croix de Guerre.

The citation in the London Gazette adds that he ‘rushed a field gun single handed and knocked out three of the detachment.’

Four days later he was killed by a German sniper while preparing to lead another attack.”

WAGSTAFF Harry Private 10225, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4 July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of George and Ellen Jane Wagstaff, of 142, High St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 48.

WALLER George [Listed as WALKER on SDGW] Private 20884, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 August 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Waller, of 75, Midland Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

WALLER Percy Stanley Private 55205, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds 19 November 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Albert and Annie E. Waller, of Rushden, Northants. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot X. Row B. Grave 12A.

WARD Arthur Samuel Private 306881, 2/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 7 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Bilsthorpe, Notts, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire, resident Otley, Yorks.

WARNER Reginald Stanley Private 33292, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 2 October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 5466, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.

WARREN George Private 202196, 1/5 Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Not tinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 3 October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Normanton, Derbyshire, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire.

WARREN Horace George Private 34472, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Twywell, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire.

WARREN Walter John Private 13884, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 21. Son of Horace & Sarah Anne Warren of 32, Sartoris Road, Rushden. Born St Peters, Rushden and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 to 30.

WATSON George Herbert Private 9462, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue 9th May 1915. Aged 22. Son of Mr L. W. & Mary Watson of 155, Queen Street, Rushden Born in Ellington, Hampshire. and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

WATSON Walter Reginald Private 15956, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 25 July 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mr. J. W. and Mrs. M. E. Watson, of 155, Queen St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 95.

WATTS Thomas Charles Driver 115343, “D” Battery, 189th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1 November 1918 in France& Flanders. Aged 23. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Son of Charles B. and Rose M. Watts, of 96, Cromwell Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 18.

WEBB Kenneth Walter Private 20060, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment ). Killed in action 20 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Slough, Bucks, resident Bedford. Native of Rushden, Northants. Son of Fannie Webb, of 62, Elstow Rd, Bedford, and the late Walter Webb. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 17.

WEBSTER John Darby Rifleman 572392, 17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Enlisted Bow, resident Rushden. Son of Fredrick and Esther Webster; husband of Mildred A. Whiting (formerly Webster), of “Bonington,” Carnegie St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row J. Grave 24.

WEEKLEY Edward Horace Private 15308, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden.

WELCH John E C (Possibly. Not included in SDGW.) Private 28294, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, 18th Division. Killed in action 23rd March 1918 Enlisted in Northampton. Buried Grand Seraucourt British Cemetery F. 1061

WHEATLEY Arthur James Private 40776, 7/8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died of wounds 18 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Raunds, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wheatley, of Rushden, Northants. Formerly 30923, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 5.

WHEELER Charles Private 41812, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born London, enlisted Kettering, Northamptonshire, resident Rushden, Northamptonshire.

WHITEHEAD William Henry Able Seaman R/5961, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 25th August 1918. Born 1st August 1882 in Rushden. Recruited in Leicester 14th August 1917. Resident at the time of death at 14 Succouth Place with his wife Elizabeth, daughter May and unborn son William Donald. Buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row J. Grave 10.

WHITING Harry Stoker 1st Class K/7502, H.M. S/M D5, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 3 November 1914. Aged 22. Born 11 April 1892 in Wellingborough. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Whiting, of 30, North St, Rushden, Northants; husband of Edith Alice Whiting, of 79, Albion St, St. Helens, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 3.

WHITING William S No further information currently - probably Samuel Whiting, Private 14340, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 April 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. Harriet Whiting, of 30, North St, Rushden, Northants, and the late Mr. W. Whiting. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section R. Grave 13.

WHITNEY Harry Private 40097, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 31 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mrs. F. Whitney, of 17, Alfred St, Rushden, Northants. Buried in ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Somme, France. plot III. Row E. Grave 1.

WHITNEY William John Private 121677, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 28 June 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 39548, Northamptonshire Regiment.

WIGGLESWORTH George Private 2092, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 September 1915 in Gallipoli. Born Far Cotton, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire.

WILLIS Frederick [G] Sapper 522493, 486th (East Anglian) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 29 November 1918. Aged 25. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Willis, of 157, Cromwell Rd, Rushden, Northants. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section E. Grave 236.

WILLIS Thomas Private 13137, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton.

WILLMOTT Arthur Private 60804, 14th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 11 November 1918 at home. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 70765, Sherwood Foresters. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Grave reference: E. 7. 550.

WILMOTT John Henry Private 124082, (Infantry), Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 23 April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Formerly 22672, R. Sussex Regiment.

WILLS Cyril Rifleman C/640, 16th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 28 August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born St Mary’s, Rushden, enlisted Higham Ferrers, resident Rushden.

WILLMOTT Albert Edward Private 260179, 1/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Kettering, Northans, resident Rushden. Formerly 202003, Essex Regt.

WILSON Frank No further information currently available

WILSON Reginald No further information currently available

WING Bertie No further information currently available

WING [Harry] Stanley Gunner 85898, 70th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29 April 1918. Born Bury St Edmunds, enlisted Stratford-on-Avon. Son of W. and Letitia Wing, of 5, Irchester Rd, Rushden, Northants. His brother Bertie also fell. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 to 7 and 162.

WOOD Arthur C No further information currently available

WOOD Walter J T No further information currently available

WOODCROFT George Private 20028, “B” Company, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 November 1917 in Palestine. Aged 19. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden. Son of Mrs. Emily Woodcroft, of Rushden, Northants. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section C. Grave 36.

WOODING Frederick Private 22326, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Wellingborough.

WOODING Sidney Oliver Private 203187, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 September 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Northampton, resident Rushden. Formerly 3389, Northamptonshire Regt. Formerly 3389, Northamptonshire Regt.

WOODING Walter Private 30631, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Died of wounds 7th March 1917. Aged 19. Son of Enos William & Lizzy Wooding of 12, Upper Queen Street, Rushden. Born Yardley Hastings, and enlisted in Kettering. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 17.

WRIGHTON George Herbert Private 3/7108, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 October 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born Rushden, Northamptonshire, enlisted Bedford, resident Rushden. Son of Mrs. A. Wrighton, of 53, Cromwell Rd, Rushden, Northants. No known grave. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

YORKE Thomas F Private 269828, 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Hargrave, Northamptonshire, enlisted Rushden, Northamptonshire.

NOT ON MEMORIAL BUT BURIED IN THE CEMETERY

BAKER G Pioneer 124958, Royal Engineers. Died 4 February 1917. Aged 53. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Baker, of Rushden; husband of Mary Baker, of 33, Percival St, Leicester. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 438.

DENTON William M Corporal 28016, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 3 April 1920. Aged 36. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Denton; husband of C. Branson (formerly Denton), of 165, Newton Rd, Rushden. Death registered at Wellinborough in the Apr-Jun Quarter 1920 (Vol no. 3B. Page 150). Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 651.

CARTER Walter Private G/9109, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 19 May 1919. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 784.

EKINS John Private 16315, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 3 February 1919. Aged 36. Son of William Ekins, of 16, Winchester Rd, Rushden. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E.7. Grave 564.

GIBBS Arthur Corporal 8708, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 5 February 1920. Aged 28. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E.9. Grave 635.

HEAD William Lance Sergeant 13904, Grenadier Guards. Died 30 October 1917. Aged 29. Son of Austin Head, of 15, Orchard Place, Rushden. Born at Northampton. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E. 5. Grave 484.

LICKERISH Arthur Private 177283, 205th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 28 November 1920. Aged 26. Son of George W. and Ellen Lickerish, of 27, Crabb St, Rushden. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 697.

MADDAMS Harry Private 13154, Depot Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 4 December 1919. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E.9. Grave 621.

MARLOW Robert Sapper 95855, 89th Company, Royal Engineers. Died 13 November 1920. Aged 26. Son of John Robert and Mary Ann Marlow, of 21, Little St, Rushden; husband of Martha Elizabeth Dickens (formerly Marlow), of 61, Trafford Rd, Rushden. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 694.

PARKER Walter Private 13784, 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 1 November 1920. Aged 29. Husband of M. Parker, of 171, Newton Rd, Rushden. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 691.

PRIESTLEY Elsie Worker 20424, R.E. Special Depot (Haynes Park) , Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section C.7. Grave 177.

ROBINSON A Corporal 9338, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 8 May 1920. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E.10. Grave 662.

SMITH Alex Musician RMB/1912, HMS Royal Oak, Royal Marine Band. Died 4 September 1920. Son of Mrs Susan Smith, of 14, East Grove, Rushden. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Section E.10. Grave 684.

WILLMOTT A Private 60804, 14th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 11 November 1918. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Plot/Row/Section E.7. Grave 550.

WILLMOTT Herbert Private 75432, Labour Corps. Died 25 February 1920. Buried in RUSHDEN CEMETERY, Northamptonshire. Section E. Grave 650.

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