Thrapston

All the names on the Thrapston memorial

ABBOTT Arthur Randelphus Signaller, J/45512, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died 17-10-18, aged 19. Son of Horace and Ellen Abbott, Market Road, Thrapston. Buried in Thrapston (Oundle Road) Cemetery, Grave ‘U’ 980.(357).

ARNOLD George Edward [Listed as J ARNOLD on memorial] Private, 18165, 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24-08-16, aged 21. Son of Henry and Jane Elizabeth Arnold, Market Road, Thrapston, Northants. Born Denford, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Grave IX.F.17A.

BARRATT Ernest Wilfred Sapper, Royal Engineers. Private, 49946, 9th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 25-01-19, aged 24. Son of Henry and Mary Barratt, Market Road, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery, Grave J.12.

BOOTH Jonathan Trooper, 146036, ‘B’ Squadron, 1/1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 30-10-18, aged 29. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Son of Obadiah and Harriett Booth, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy, Grave VI.F.09.

COBLEY James Edward L/Corporal, 13206, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 21-10-17. Born Winwick, enlisted Northampton. Husband of Mrs. G. Barwell (formerly Cobley), 6, Dilley’s Yard, Walders Road, Huntingdon. Buried in Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Grave B.34.

COOPER William E Private, 12915, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-03-15, aged 23. Born Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Son of Edward and Annie Cooper, Halford Street, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Grave IV.J.04.

DINGLEY Horace Private, 49714, 85th Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 08-08-16, aged 25. Son of Albert Henry and Susannah Dingley, Midland Road, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece, Grave II.E.01.

EMERY B F Telegraphist, Merchant Navy. No further information currently.

FERRAR S Leslie Gunner, 82386, ‘B’ Battery, 286th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 09-04-18. Born, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Buried in Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Grave III.G.11.

GIDDINGS John Thomas Private, 13828, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15, aged 26. Born Streaton, Illinois, USA, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr. J. H. and Mrs. M. A. Giddings, Oundle Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 07.

GILBERT Herbert Frederick Private, 14634, 2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21-04-15, aged 21. Born Croxton, enlisted Bedford, resident Thrapston. Son of James and Emma Gilbert, Neneside, Midland Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 31 and 33.

GUEST John William Private, 43194, 147th Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 07-10-17, aged 19. Formerly 1166, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of John Thomas and Jessie Guest, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 154/159 and 163A.

HALL Hugh David Private, 17157, 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 10-09-16, aged 21. Born Earls Croome, Worcestershire, enlisted Nottingham. Son of John Daniel and Mary Hall, Horton’s Lane, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel 08D.

HIAM Robert Lewis Private, G/67076, The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment posted to 22nd Bn. London Regiment. Killed in action on 22-08-18, aged 19. Formerly 300505, Royal Army Service Corps. Born Thrapston, enlisted Kettering. Son of Mr. H. W. and Mrs. M. Hiam, Market Road, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Bray Military Cemetery, Grave II.J.22.

JEFFERY William Private, 200963, 1/4th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 02-11-17, aged 21. Born and enlisted Thrapston. Son of Arthur John and Mary Elizabeth Jeffery, 9, Barrick Row, Islip, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Grave XV.C.01.

JOHNSON George Private, 60835, 8th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 21-03-18, aged 21. Born and enlisted Thrapston. Son of Frederick William Johnson and Mary Hannah Johnson, High Street, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 10.

LOAKES Charles Private, TF/205423, 6th Bn. The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died 04-12-18, aged 36. Son of Mr. J. Loakes and Mrs. E. Loakes, Great Addington, Thrapston; husband of Mrs. M. M. Loakes, Midland Road, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, Grave I.F.39.

LOARING William James Private, 50074, 13th Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 04-08-17. Formerly 8726, Royal Fusiliers. Enlisted Epsom, resident Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 06 and 08.

LOVEDAY Alfred Shrives Private, G/23748, 8th Bn. The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 21-03-18. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Kettering. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Panels 14/15.

MAKIN P Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. Believed to be Private, 9698, Philip Makin, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 02-11-14, aged 22. Born Nottingham, enlisted Northampton. Son of Philip and Lavinia Makin, Antrim House, Fengate, Peterborough. Buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Grave II.B.19.

MAYES Ernest Harry Gunner, 895761, ‘C’ Battery, 86th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 29-04-18, aged 25. Born, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Son of Frederick and Annie Eliza Mayes, Halford Street, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Grave II.Q.02.

MILLER Herbert Private, G/10382, 10th Bn. The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds 23-10-16. Born, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Grave B.12.18.

MILLER Walter Private, 7621, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 03-11-14, aged 32. Born Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Husband of Ethel Miller, 6, Montague Street, Kettering, Northants. Buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Grave I.L.50.

MORLEY Joseph George Private, 27409, 6th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Boom Ravine 17-02-17. Born Wainfleet, enlisted Grimsby. Connection with Thrapston unclear. Only man of this name killed/died. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 11A/11D.

NEWMAN Frederick William Private, 99948, 234th Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Ypres 08-10-17, aged 37. Formerly 5268, Royal Sussex Regiment. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Kettering. Son of William and Emma Newman, Thrapston, Northants; husband of Olive Ida Jeff (formerly Newman), 13, Fair Street, Geelong West, Victoria, Australia. Buried in Welsh Cemetery (Caesar’s Nose), Ypres, Grave II.A.15.

NEWMAN Sidney Private, 33724, 6th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 01-10-18, aged 21. Formerly 268477, Royal Army Service Corps (M.T.). Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Son of William and Emily Newman, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Panel 09.

NICHOLLS George Ernest L/Corporal, 18851, 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10-08-16. Born, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, Grave I.C.46.

POLLARD J R Private, 13827, John R. Pollard, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 08-07-16. Born Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 11A/11D.

REEVE William Horace Rifleman, 41353, 2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 28-05-18. Born Banbury, enlisted Kettering, resident Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, France.

RICHARDSON Charles Edward Private, 3964, 1/4th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli 05-10-15. Enlisted Northampton. Buried in 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli, Grave II.D.09.

ROGERS J Gunner, 891544, 75th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 13-10-18, aged 24. Born Sharnbrook, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, Swineshead, St. Neots, Hunts. Buried in Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny, Grave I.E.21.

RAWORTH Edward Percy Rifleman, S/15052, 11th Bn. Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 20-09-17, aged 22. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted St Paul’s, London. Son of George and Annie Raworth, Market Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Panels 145/147.

SHADBOLT J H Private, 108301, 175th Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 07-01-19. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel, Grave C.42.

SIMPSON G H Believed to be Private, 15990, G. H. Simpson, 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13-10-15. Born Glinton, enlisted Peterborough. Also listed Glinton Memorial. Bethune Town Cemetery, Grave IV.E.16.

SMITH George William Kenneth Lieutenant, No.70 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died of wounds 22-10-18, aged 19. After being wounded in throat, flew 30 miles and made a perfect landing at his own aerodrome. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Smith, Orchard House, Thrapston, Northamptonshire. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Grave VI.B.24.

SMITH John T Private, 7686, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28-07-16. Born, enlisted and resident Thrapston. Buried in Thrapston (Oundle Road) Cemetery, Grave ‘C’ 149.(320).

STIMPSON John T Private, 295791, 1/4th Bn. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 25-08-18. Formerly 1360, 3/1st Bn. Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Enlisted Huntingdon. Also listed Ramsey Memorial. Buried in Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Grave II.F.22.

SUTCLIFFE aka TARRANT John Isaac Ashton Private, 108565, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regiment). Killed in action Mount Sorrel on 05-06-16, aged 25. Born Thrapston, Northants, 17-08-1890, enlisted Edmonton, Canada, 30-12-14. Described as 6ft 2in tall, he was 24 years old and a Carpenter at time of enlistment. Son of John and Nelly Sutcliffe, Billinghay, Lincolnshire, England. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panels 30 and 32.

TARRANT Arthur Private, 39912, 1/4th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20-08-18. Born Woodford, enlisted Kettering. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, Grave D.158.

TEMPLEMAN Richard Edis Private, 12930, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Aubers Ridge 09-05-15, aged 23. Born and resident Thrapston, enlisted Northampton. Son of the late Edis Alfred and Mary Ann Templeman. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

THROSSELL Leonard Private, 721342, 16th Bn. Canadian Infantry (CEF). Killed in action near Lens 16-08-17, aged 32. Born Bythorn, Huntingdonshire, 17-04-1885, enlisted Winnipeg, Canada, 20-12-15. Described as 6ft 3in tall, he was 30 years old and a Construction worker at the time of enlistment. Son of Edwin and Susannah Throssell, Manor House, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Grave III.M.07.

TURNER George William Private, 46315, 167th Co. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action Somme 09-10-16. Formerly 11769, Royal Sussex Regiment. Born Thrapston, enlisted Kettering, resident Rushden. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 05C/12C.

WAITE A E Believed to be Private, 12808, Alfred Edward Waite, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14-03-15. Born Cambridge, enlisted Northampton. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.

WAITE A J Believed to be Private, 16506, Albert John Waite, 2nd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25-09-15. Born Morborough, Wilts, enlisted Kettering. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 07.

WRIGHT A W Private, Northamptonshire Regiment. No further information currently.

WRIGHT Samuel Lance Sergeant, 43295, 1st Bn. Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24-09-18, aged 29. Formerly 8539, Northamptonshire Regiment. Born Aldwincle, Northants, enlisted Manchester, resident Thrapston. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wright, Oundle Road, Thrapston, Northants; husband of Emmie May Seaman (formerly Wright), Colchester, Essex. Buried in Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt, Grave C.61.

Not recorded on memorial:

ARCHER John Herbert Private, 51000, 22nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action Boom Ravine 17-02-17, aged 20. Son of Arthur and Sarah Ellen Archer, The New Inn, Ringstead, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 08C/09A/16A.

BARRICK Thomas Sapper, 526109, Thomas Barrick, 94th Field Co. Royal Engineers. Killed in action 06-06-18, aged 31. Enlisted Northampton, resident Thrapston. Son of the late John and Sarah Ann Barrick, Northampton. Buried in Marfaux British Cemetery, Grave VII.H.06.

BOON Herbert Henry Private, 21438, 13th Bn. Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 10-07-16, aged 41. Born Oundle, enlisted New Tredegar, resident Thrapston, Northants. Son of the late John and S. Boon; husband of Matilda J. Boon, 29, Grange Road, Kettering, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 07A/10A.

COLLIS Frank Private, 40102, Frank Collis, 8th Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26-04-17. Formerly 3732, Essex Regiment. Born Little Addington, enlisted Northampton, resident Thrapston. Buried in Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave II.B.01.

HOLLEY P Private, 20829, Percy John Holley, 1/8th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action while attacking Constance Trench at 7p.m. 27-08-16, aged 21. Formerly 1508, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Thrapston. Son of James and Sarah Jane Holley, Market Road, Thrapston, Northants. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 09A/09B/10B.

HOW Thomas Lewis Private, 17092, Thomas Lewis How, 8th Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18-10-15, aged 21. Born Ramsey, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Thrapston. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth How, Great Gidding, Hunts. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Grave I.F.04.

JOHNSON Frederick William Private, 111391, 4th Bn. Tank Corps. Died at home 05-01-21, aged 22. Son of Frederick William Johnson and Mary Hannah Johnson, High Street, Thrapston. Buried in Thrapston (Oundle Road) Cemetery, Grave ‘C’67.(404).

SHIELDS Andrew Private, 26840, Andrew Shields, 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action 09-04-17. Formerly 12951, Royal Sussex Regiment. Born Blaydon, Oxon, enlisted Warley, Essex, resident Thrapston, Northants. Son of Mr. A. Shields, Brigstock, Thrapston, Northants. Buried in Neuville-Vitasse Road Cemetery, near Arras, Grave A.28.

SMITH John Francis Sergeant, 17757, John Francis Smith, 20th Bn. Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 01-07-16. Born Aldwincle, enlisted Manchester, resident Thrapston. Son of Mr. T. Smith, Main Street, Aldwincle, Northants. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Grave III.F.09.

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