Broughton Astley War Memorial Roll of Honour 1914-18

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Roll of Honour 1914-18
Bailey Douglas Thomas, Rifleman.
B/200024,10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade.
Died 19/02/1917. Age 20.
Missing in action in the Somme sector of France.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France.
Buxton Reginald Joseph, Private.
17327,1st/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 24/09/1918. Age 24.
Killed in action at Pontruet in France.
Buried Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, France.
Bartlett Francis Charles, Sapper.
446933, 228th Field Company, Royal Engineers.
Died 25/03/1918. Age 32.
Killed in action in France.
Buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, France.
Chamberlain Rowland, Private.
15127, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 26/04/1917. Age unknown.
Missing in action during the Arras offensive.
Commemorated on Loos Memorial, France.
Barwell George Edward, Private.
25613, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 03/05/1917. Age 20.
Killed in action near Bullecourt during an attack
on the Hindenburg Line in France.
Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France.
Copson John Harry, Private.
23121, 1st Battalion, South Staffs. Regiment.
Died 09/08/1918. Age 21.
Died of wounds during the campaign against the
Austrian forces in Italy.
Buried in Boscon British Cemetery, Italy.
(Due to their grief at his death, John Harry
Copson’s family did not wish his name to appear
on the memorial).
Blockley Arthur, Private.
G/14494, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment,
Died 14/04/1917. Age unknown.
Killed in action in France.
Buried in St Leger British Cemetery, France.
Blockley George Percy, Private.
11933, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 15/07/1916. Age 26.
Missing in action following an attack near
Bazentin-le-Petit wood in the Somme sector of
France.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France.
Blockley Henry, Sergeant.
15130, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 06/08/1916. Age 23.
Killed in action in France.
Buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, France.
Box Shirley, Corporal.
8063, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 26/02/1915. Age 26.
Died of wounds during the German advance into
northern France before the Battle of Neuve
Chapelle.
Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Ellis John William, Private.
67524, 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
Died 06/07/1917. Age unknown.
Killed in action during the Flanders offensive.
Buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery,
Belgium.
Evans Frederick, Private.
242297, 2nd/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 09/04/1917. Age unknown.
Killed in action in France.
Buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension,
France.
Follows Percy John, Private.
25785, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 25/09/1916. Age unknown.
Missing in action after an attack at Gueudecourt.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France.
Ford Alfred, Able Seaman.
J/10526, HMS Lynx , Royal Navy.
Died 09/08/1915. Age 21.
Missing in action after the Lynx struck a German
mine and sank in the Moray Firth in Scotland.
Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Ford Stephen, Private.
15692, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 14/07/1916. Age unknown.
Missing in action following an attack between
Mametz Wood and Bazentin-le-Petit wood in the
Somme sector of France.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France.
Ford Thomas, Private.
40927, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 06/12/1917. Age 20.
Killed in action in a German attack at Flesquieres
during the Battle of Cambrai in France.
Buried in Ribecourt British Cemetery, France.
Ford William, Sapper.
478676, Royal Engineers.
Died 29/10/1920. Age 34.
Died in Broughton Astley.
Buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Broughton
Astley. (Brother of Alfred Ford and Thomas Ford)
Fretter Clarence George, Private.
292195, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
Died 03/11/1918. Age 24.
Died after contracting dysentery in a German
prisoner-of-war camp in East Prussia.
Buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland.
Fretter Henry, Private.
67005, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts
and Derby Regiment).
Died 23/03/1917. Age unknown.
Died of wounds in France.
Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen,
France.
Fretter Robert James, Private.
26060, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.
Died 22/08/1917. Age 22.
Missing in action during the Flanders offensive.
Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Garner John Edgar, Private.
10313, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 24/04/1918. Age 26.
Died of wounds after being in action east of
Zillebeke Lake in the Ypres Salient of Flanders.
Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen,
France.
Garner Joseph Leonard, Private.
42616, 2nd/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.
Died 28/03/1918. Age 32.
Killed in action in France.
Buried in Assevillers New British Cemetery,
France. (Brother of John Edgar Garner.)
Haines H. G., Private.
This is probably Herbert Goodman Haynes,
7852, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 22/05/1918. Age 31.
Honourably discharged from the Army on the
1st April 1916 when he was no longer medically fit
for active service. Awarded the Silver War Badge.
Died of pulmonary tuberculosis in the Sanatorium
Isolation Hospital, Gilroes, Leicester.
Marritt Oliver John, Private.
67117, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters ( Notts
and Derby Regiment ).
Died 30/09/1917. Age 30.
Evacuated to England due to his injuries, and died
of wounds in Old Hasting Hospital, England.
Buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Broughton
Astley.
Palphramand Harry Rowland, Private.
11937, 9th (later 8th) Battalion, Leicestershire
Regiment.
Died 25/06/1919. Age 25.
Returned after being a prisoner-of-war in
Germany. Developed appendicitis and died of an
infection in Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Buried in Sutton-in-the-Elms Baptist Churchyard.
Phipps William, Private.
22898, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 03/05/1917. Age unknown.
Missing in action during an attack on the
Hindenburg Line near Bullecourt in France.
Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France.
Reynolds George Adnitt, Private.
36799, Depot (formerly 5th Battalion),
Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 07/06/1917. Age 22.
Died at home.
Buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Broughton
Astley. ( His name does not appear on the
memorial because he did not see active service
abroad).
Reynolds James Percy, Private
20295, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 08/04/1916. Age unknown.
Died of wounds during the campaign against the
Turkish forces in Mesopotamia. His temporary
grave could not be located after the war.
Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Wood Arthur Sidney, Lance Corporal.
29408, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards.
Died 30/03/1918. Age unknown.
Killed in action following the Battle of St Quentin
in France.
Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux,
France.
Scarborough Charles Eric, Leading Seaman.
Bristol Z/5026, SS Beatrice, Royal Naval
Volunteer Reserve.
Died 20/07/1917. Age 19.
Missing in action after the Beatrice was torpedoed
and sunk by the German submarine UC-47 in the
English Channel.
Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Roll of Honour 1939-1945
Baum Alfred James, Sergeant.
581137, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
Died 11/08/1940. Age 28.
Killed in action when Hampden L4036 was shot
down by flak over Dortmund in Germany.
Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery,
Germany.
Stringer Reginald Edward, Private.
166123, 14th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun
Corps.
Died 28/04/1917. Age 20.
Killed in action at Neuville St Vaas near Arras in
France.
Buried in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-enGohelle, France.
Bosworth William, Driver.
2017177, Royal Engineers.
Died 25/08/1940. Age 20.
Buried in Broughton Astley Cemetery.
Tite William Thomas, Sapper.
196252, 198th Quarrying Company, Royal
Engineers.
Died 26/09/1917. Age 30.
Died of wounds in France.
Buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery,
Sangatte, France.
Wapples Frederick, Private.
43437, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment.
Died 18/10/1916. Age 25.
Missing in action in the Somme sector of France.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France.
Wapples Thomas Henry, Private.
22001, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 17/07/1916. Age unknown.
Missing in action in the Somme sector of France.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France.
White Ernest Henry Cooke, Private.
11936, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.
Died 23/09/1916. Age unknown.
Died of wounds in the Somme sector of France.
Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, MericourtL’Abbe, France.
Dainty James Edgar, Able Seaman.
C/JX 154894, HMS Farouk, Royal Navy.
Died 13/06/1942. Age 21.
Missing in action after the Farouk was sunk by
gunfire from the German submarine U-83 in the
Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon.
Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial.
Fretter Victor Clarence, Sergeant.
751381, 220 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve.
Died 10/08/1942. Age unknown.
Killed in action when Fortress FK207 crashed on
landing at RAF Nutts Corner, Northern Ireland.
Buried in Broughton Astley Cemetery.
Groocock Arthur William, Private.
5052610, 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire
Regiment.
Died 28/04/1941. Age 24.
Died in hospital after he and other men of his
battalion were hit by a bus while marching on a
road,
Buried in Broughton Astley Cemetery.
Horton Frederick George, Driver.
T/211357, Royal Army Service Corps.
Died 10/12/1940. Age 30.
Buried in Sutton-in-the-Elms Baptist Churchyard.
The Broughton Astley War Memorial
The memorial on Frolesworth Road was unveiled by the Earl of Denbigh,
and dedicated by local clergy at a ceremony on or about Saturday 16th July 1921.
The inscription on the memorial reads
Erected by the Parishioners of
Broughton Astley in memory of the men who gave
their lives in the Great War 1914 –1918.
Let those who come after see to it that their names be not forgotten.
Compiled By Ken Paterson
On Behalf Of The Broughton Astley Branch
Of The Royal British Legion 2014
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