Time to Remember

“LEST WE FORGET”

imgp3168

War Memorial – Lavendon Village Church

Lavendon Men Who Died Serving their Country in the Great War

Gunner (Samuel) Thomas BAMFORD
Royal Marine Artillery, Howitzer Brigade
Died age 21 near Poperinghe, West Vlanderen, on 9th May 1917.

Private Walter BEDFORD
1st Battalion Royal Bedfordshire Regiment
Died age 40 at Achiet-le-Petit on 21st August 1918.

Private Frank Henry BOWYER
1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Died age 32 in the 1st Battle of Ypres on 20th November 1914.

Private Frederick Thomas BOWYER
1st Battalion Royal Bedfordshire Regiment
Died age 22 at the Somme on 24th April 1918.

Trooper Frederick Charles CHAPLIN
City of London Yeomanry
Died age 19 in 3rd Battle of Gaza on 27th November 1917.

Private Hector William Harley FIELDEN
The Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Died age 23 at in 3rd Battle of Ypres on 27th August 1917.

Private Arthur FREEMAN
1st Battalion Royal Bedfordshire Regiment
Died age 43 at Ypres defending Hill 60 on 21st July 1915.

Private Charles Henry FREEMAN
8th Battalion Royal Bedfordshire Regiment
Died age 18 in the Battle of Fler-Courcelette (Somme) on 15th Sep 1916.

Private Everet Amos FREEMAN
1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Died age 29 at Kut-al-Amara in the then Mesopotania on 30th June 1916.

Sergeant Melbourne Alfred GAMMAGE
1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment
Died age 23 in the 2nd Battle of Cambrai on 8th October 1918.

Private Charles Edward GREEN
2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Died age 21 as a result of the Arras Offensive on 1st May 1917.

Sergeant William HOLMES
6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
Died age 27 in action at Boom Ravine near Miraumont on 17th Feb 1917.

Private Cecil George LAWRENCE
1st Battalion the Royal Munster Fusiliers & previously Lancers of the Line.
Died age 23 near Ginchy town in the Somme on 10th September 1916.

Private Frank Percy ORPIN
1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Died age 24 near Miraumont on 23rd August 1918

Private Percy Thomas PANTER
2nd Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry
Died age 24 in German PoW Camp Limburg, Germany on 24th April 1918.

Private Percy Reginald James WARD
3rd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Died age 17 in training at Felixstowe, 4th May 1915.

Private Alfred John WATTS
2nd Battalion Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Died age 27 in action at Oppy Wood near Arleux on 28th April 1917.

Private Joseph James WATTS
2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
Died age 41 in action in Battle of Neuve Chapelle on 14th March 1915.

Private Richard WATTS
2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
Died from wounds age 25 probably in a Rouen hospital 11th March 1917.

Private William Horace WOODING
5th Battalion Oxford and Buckinghamshire Regiment
Died age 19 near Mesen in Belgium on 29th September 1917.

Private William Charles WRIGHT
1st Battalion Prince Albert’s Somerset Light Infantry
Died age 19 at Preseau in Nord Dept, northern France on 2nd Nov 1918.

Lavendon Men who Died Serving their Country in World War II

Private George JOHNSON
2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
Died 16 November 1943, buried Leros War Cemetery, Greece

Private Cecil Wilfred PANTER
2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment,
Died 12 November 1944, buried Overloon War Cemetery, Netherlands

Private Ivor Theodore Lawrence ROBINS
30th Battalion Beds & Herts Regiment
Died 20 August 1943, buried Lavendon Village Cemetery

Gunner George SANDERS
51st Coast Observer Det., Royal Artillery
Died 21 June 1943, buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

Stoker Reginald TAYLOR
RN Trawler ‘Brock’, Royal Naval Patrol Service
Died 21 August 1940, buried St Nicholas Churchyard, Swineshead, Beds

Service in Malaya – 1953

Corporal William WHITE
13th/18th Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps
Died 1st October 1953, buried Lavendon Village Cemetery

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s