Lavendon Soldiers

Memorial in Lavendon Church to those who died in WW1, WW2 & 1953

Detail on the Memorial in Lavendon Church

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Memorial erected to the memory of members of the Union Chapel congregation who died in the Great War.

The Soldiers and Sailors of Lavendon

The names of the soldiers and sailors from Lavendon who are recorded on the Lavendon War Memorial are as follows – click on a name below to see a grateful tribute.

Those who died in World War I:

Gunner Samuel Thomas Bamford
Royal Marine Artillery, Howitzer Brigade
Died 9 September 1917
Buried Gwalia British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium

Private Walter Bedford
1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Died 23 August 1918
Achiet le Grande Extension Memorial, France

Private Frank Henry Bowyer
1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt)
Died 20 November 1914
Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Private Frederick Thomas Bowyer
7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Died 24 April 1918
Buried Pozieres Memorial Cemetery, France

Private Frederick Charles Chaplin
City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders)
Died 27 November 1917
Buried Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel

Private Hector Thomas William Harley Fielden
1/4 Battalion, Oxfordshire & Bucks Light Infantry
& Royal Bucks Hussars
Died 27 August 1917
Buried Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Belgium

Private Arthur Freeman
1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Died 21 July 1915
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

Private Charles Freeman
8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Died 15 September 1916
Thiepval Memorial, France

Private Everet Freeman
1st Battalion Oxfordshire & Bucks Light Infantry
Died 30 June 1916
Basra Memorial, Iraq

Sergeant Melbourne Gammage
1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment; and formerly Oxfordshire & Bucks Light Infantry
Died 8 October 1918
Buried Forenville Military Cemetery, France

Private Charles Edward Green
2nd Battalion Oxfordshire & Bucks Light Infantry
Died 1 May 1917
Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, France

Sergeant William Holmes
6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
Died 17 February 1917
Buried Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France

Private Cecil George Lawrence
1st Battalion the Royal Munster Fusiliers; and formerly the Lancers of the Line
Died 10 September 1916
Buried Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Private Frank Percy Orpin
1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Died 23 August 1918
Buried Adanac Miitary Cemetery, France

Private Percy Thomas Panter
2nd Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry
Died 24 April 1918
Buried Hamburg Cemetery, Ohlsdorf, Germany

Private Percy Reginald James Ward
3rd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Died 4 May 1915
Buried Felixstowe New Cemetery, Suffolk

Private Alfred John Watts
2nd Battalion Oxfordshire & Bucks Light Infantry
Died 28 April 1917
Arras Memorial, France

Private Joseph Watts
2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
Died 14 March 1915
Le Touret Memorial, France

Private Richard Henry Watts
2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
Died 11 March 1917
Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, France

Private William Horace Wooding
5th Battalion Oxfordshire & Bucks Regiment
Died 29 September 1917
Buried Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Belgium

Private William Charles Wright
1st Battalion Prince Albert’s Somerset Light Infantry
Died 2 November 1918
Buried Querenaing Cemetery, France

Those Who Died in World War II:

Private George Johnson
2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
Died 16 November 1943
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
Swineshead (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Bedfordshire

Died as a Result of the Malayan Conflict 1953:

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

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