Berkhamsted

Berkhamsted War Memorial

Aldridge, Private Joseph William, 11th Northumberland Fusiliers, of 61 Ellesmere Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 24 September 1916. Age 29. Son of Joseph and Ann. Born in Northchurch. Thiepval Memorial. (NO)

Allen, Private William Henry, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 2 Bridge Street. Enlisted in Berkhamsted in August 1914. Died as a PoW in France on 6 October 1918. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth. Cross Roads Cemetery.

Arnold, Second Lieutenant Thomas Sorrell, 7th Lancashire Fusiliers, of 114 High Street. Joined the Artists’ Rifles in 1916. Went to the Front in February 1917 and transferred to the 3rd East Surrey Regiment. Later attached to the Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds to face and body in Belgium on 11 October 1917. Age 20. Educated at Berkhamsted School and Oxford University. Son of Dr Francis Sorrell and Annie. Nephew of the author, Mrs Humphry Ward. Nine Elms British Cemetery.

Atkinson, Captain Rupert NG, 90th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Killed in action in Belgium on 7 March 1919. Buried at Three Close Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted.

Batchelor, Gunner John, 156th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, of 68 Gossoms End. Died of wounds in France on 26 December 1917. Age 35. Born in Hawridge. Mendinghem Military Cemetery.

Bailey, Private Alfred Henry, 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 18 August 1916. Age 37. Born in Egham. Vermelles British Cemetery.

Bald, Captain Alan Henry, 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles, of Loxwood. Killed in action in France on 15 October 1915. Age 31. Son of Adelaide and the late Arthur. Gorre British and Indian Cemetery.

Bavin, Second Lieutenant Flying Officer Geoffrey Wynne, Royal Flying Corps and Lincolnshire Regiment, of High Street. Killed after crashing his plane over Salisbury Plain on 1 April 1916. Age 18. Son of John and Grace. Educated at Berkhamsted School. Chorister at Westminster Abbey. Buried at Three Close Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted.

Bayliss, Private Walter, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 118 George Street. Killed in action at the Somme on 15 August 1916. Age 20. Son of Harry and Jane. Thiepval Memorial. (StM)

Beddall, Private Alfred Thomas, 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, of Castle Street. Killed in action at Delville Wood on 18 August 1916. Delville Wood Cemetery.

Beevis, Private Percy, 9th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 14 July 1916. Age 26. Born in Romford. Son of Albert. Husband of Beatrice. Thiepval Memorial.

Berlein, Lieutenant Charles Maurice, 5th Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, of Cross Oak Road. Killed in action in Belgium on 16 June 1915. Age 27. Educated at Oxford University. Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery.

Berlein, Lieutenant Leslie Hermann, 8th Royal Berkshire Regiment of Cross Oak Road. Enlisted in 1914. Killed in action during the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915. Age 22. Student at Cambridge University. Both Berlein brothers were born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dud Corner Cemetery.

Birkett, Private William George, 1st Grenadier Guards, of 21 High Street. Killed in action in France on 25 August 1918. Age 35. Born in Long Buckley, Northants. Son of William and Elizabeth. Husband of Alice. Mory Abbey Military Cemetery.

Blaber, Lance Corporal Thomas Martin, 138th Machine Gun Corps. Enlisted with the London Regiment. Killed in action at Warlencourt, France on 8 October 1916 whilst fetching wounded men lying between the lines. Age 26. He was an assistant master at Victoria Boys’ School and originally from Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. Son of James and Dinah. Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

Blunt, Captain Ernest Lindsay, 24th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, of 152 High Street. Killed in action in France on 2 November 1918. Age 26. Son of William and Isabella. Pommereuil British Cemetery.

Bontor, Lieutenant Lawrence Sidney, Royal Navy. Killed in action 4 October 1918. Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Brayley, Driver John Dunn (“Bert”), 16th Royal Horse Artillery, of Highfield Road. Died of wounds at the Somme on 24 March 1918. Age 27. Born in Barnstable. Son of James and Selina. Formerly employed as a butcher with Berkhamsted Co-operative Society. Heath Cemetery.

Brewer, Sergeant Alfred Ernest, 6th Northants Regiment, of 9 Bridge Street. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment in August 1914. Died of wounds at the Somme on 27 October 1916. Age 21. Member of Berkhamsted Scout Troop. Regina Trench Cemetery.

Brian, Captain Arthur Gerald, 10th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, of Holmbury. Joined the Inns of Court in 1915. Died of wounds in Belgium on 16 October 1917. Age 22. Son of Hyla and Annie. Educated at Berkhamsted School and won a scholarship to the Architects’ Association. Nine Elms British Cemetery.

Brian, Second Lieutenant Herbert Cecil, 59th Siege Batterty, Royal Garrison Artillery, of Boxwell Road. Served with the Royal Artillery in India before the war. Killed in action in France on 9 May 1915. Age 23. Son of Hyla and Annie. Rue-de-Bois Military Cemetery.

Brooks, Private Headley John, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of 10 Shrublands Avenue. Killed in action at the Somme on 4 September 1916. Age 20. Son of William and Alice. Knightsbridge Cemetery.

Burgess, Private Albert, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Belgium on 26 October 1917. Mendinghem Military Cemetery.

Burgess, Private Alfred James, 12th Middlesex Regiment, of Wilderness. Killed in action at Ypres on 7 August 1917. Age 19. Son of William. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Burton, Captain Henry Patrick Claude, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of St Keyne. Joined the Bedfordshire Regiment in May 1915. Killed in action at the Somme on 27 July 1916. Age 23. Son of Claude. He was to have married the next time he was on leave. Educated at Oxford Preparatory School and Oxford University. Thiepval Memorial.

Capell, Ordinary Seaman George Frederick, Royal Navy, of 102 Gossoms End. Killed on board HMS “Vivid” on 30 April 1917. Age 18. Son of George and Silvey. Plymouth Old Cemetery. (StM)

Private Ernest Carpenter, 28th Training Reserves, of High Street. Died of wounds on 21 April 1917. Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Kent.

Channing, Lance Corporal Frank, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 12 November 1917. Age 33. Son of Emanuel and Annie of Salisbury. Tyne Cot Memorial. (StM)

Charteris, Captain Thomas, 10th Yorkshire Regiment, of Dinwoodie. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 26 September 1915. Age 45. Son of David and Mary. Husband of Minnie. Before enlisting he acted as leader of the local section of Special Constables and was also Paymaster for when troops were billeted in the town. Loos Memorial.

Chennells, Private Arthur J, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed whilst boarding a moving train at Westminster Bridge Station in 1915.

Cheshire, Rifleman Percy, 10th King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai on 23 April 1915. Age 21. Son of Alfred of 8 Cross Oak Road. Cambrai Memorial.

Chubb, Second Lieutenant Francis John Maclardie, 3rd King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, of “Chavender”. Killed in action at Ypres on 18 April 1915. Age 21. Son of Geoffrey. Educated at Cambridge University. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Chubb, Captain Geoffey Edward, 6th The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action at Ypres on 12 July 1915. Age 46. Son of the late John. Formerly employed as a solicitor in Berkhamsted and London. He was a former member of Berkhamsted Urban District Council and was secretary of the Berkhamsted and Northchurch Conservative and Unionist Association. He also set up the Berkhamsted Emigration Aid Society to help local people who were interested in moving abroad. Tancrez Farm Cemetery.

Clarke, Private Harold Julius, 4th Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Killed in action at Ypres on 23 April 1915. Age 21. Son of William. His family lived in Station Road but he had emigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Cole, Private George Edward, 1st East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 21 September 1914. Age 28. Son of Thomas and Emma. Vendresse British Cemetery. ? (StM)

Collins, Private Bert James, 4th Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, of 12 Bridge Street. Joined the Hertfordshire Regiment and then transferred to the machine gun section of the Duke of Wellingon’s. Died of wounds in France on 19 December 1916. Age 19. Son of Frederick and Emma. Formerly employed as a butcher’s assistant. Etaples Military Cemetery.

Collis, Lance Sergeant Alec David, 14th London Regiment (London Scottish). Killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 14 October 1915. Age 26. Son of Cornelius and Sophie. He was a master at Victoria Boys’ School and originally from Henfield, Sussex. Dud Corner Cemetery.

Cooper, Sergeant Walter William, Military Police Corps, 7 Station Road. Died of wounds in France on 2 January 1919. Age 32. Husband of EM Cooper. Les Baraques Military Cemetery. (StM)

Culverhouse, Private Horace Herbert, Hertfordshire Yeomanry, of 23-24 Gossoms End. Died of pneumonia in Mesopotamia on 29 May 1917. Age 19. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of Herbert and Alice. Baghdad War Cemetery. (JD)

Curl, Private Leonard James, 1st / 6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, of 40 High Street. Enlisted with the Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in Italy on 29 October 1918. Age 26. Son of James. Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension.

Daly, Second Lieutenant Cyril Francis St Felix, 6th The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action in France on 14 October 1917. Age 23. Son of Edith. He was educated at Berkhamsted School. Arras Memorial.

Davey, Private William, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of High Street, Berkhamsted. Killed in action at the Somme on 11 July 1916. Born in Tring. Quarry Cemetery. (TR)

Davis, Private George, 16th Sherwood Foresters, of Gossoms End. Enlisted with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 20 September 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. (NO)

Dean, Private Horace, Hertfordshire Regiment, of 14 Gravel Path.Enlisted in August 1914. Killed in action in France on 8 October 1918. Age 26. Former Scoutmaster at Berkhamsted. Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

Dean, Private William Arthur, 6th Northants Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 17 February 1917. Age 29. Thiepval Memorial.

Dean, Private William James, 10th Worcestershire Regiment. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres on 8 September 1916. Age 23. Berks Cemetery Extension.

Delderfield, Private James, Labour Corps, of 13 Middle Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at the Somme on 26 August 1918. Age 33. Son of James and Mary. Puchevillers British Cemetery. (NO) (WG)

Dell, (Shoeing Smith) Corporal William George, 1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died in Egypt on 22 September 1918. Age 26. Born in Tring. Husband of Fanny. Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. (StM)

Dollimore, Private Alfred / Albert ? Charles, 2nd Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 1 July 1916. Ovillers Military Cemetery?

Draper, Gunner George, 20th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, of George Street. Enlisted in 1916, and went to France in the December. Died of wounds in France on 28 April 1917. Age 36. Son of Betsy and the late William. Formerly employed with J Stupples, dairyman. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery. (StM)

Dumpleton, Private Charles William, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 70 Ellesmere Road. Killed in action in France on 7 November 1914. Age 29. Born in Aldbury. Son of Frank. Le Touret Memorial. (AL) (StM)

Duncombe, Private John, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment according to “The Gazette” but not proven. He enlisted in October 1914. ?? – possibly son of John of Kitsbury Road (lived elsewhere before) died Jan ’16 leaving a widow?

Dunton, Sapper Arthur Edward, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers, of 48 George Street. Died of wounds in France on 29 November 1918. Age 26. St Sever Cemetery Extension. (StM)

Dwight, Private Alfred Henry, 11th Essex Regiment, of 2 Eddy Street. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 4 September 1917. Age 22. Formerly employed as a teacher at Gossoms End Sunday School. Son of William. Etaples Military Cemetery. (NO)

Dyer, Private Arthur William, 11th Essex Regiment, of Bridge House. After only a fortnight at the front he was killed in action at the Somme on 23 September 1916. Age 27. Son of William and Sarah. Husband of Caroline. Formerly employed as a baker with Mr Barnes of Chapel Street. Guards Cemetery.

Dyer, Captain Frederick Vivian Alma, 1st Middlesex Regiment, of Cross Oak Road. Took part in the Battle of Mons. Killed in action in France on 25 September 1915. Age 21. Educated at Berkhamsted School and then went to Sandhurst where he passed out in December 1913. Cambrin Churchyard Extension.

Dyer, Gunner Joseph, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France on 14 June 1917. Born in Aylesbury. Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery. (NO)

Dyer, Private Walter, 1st Norfolk Regiment, of Lock House, Ravens Lane. Killed in action on 29 November 1915. Age 23. Son of William and Sarah. Formerly employed at Castle Dock. Le Touret Military Cemetery. (StM)

Eddon, Corporal James Edward, Deputy Assistant Director of Labour HQ, Royal Army Service Corps, of 13 Shrublands Avenue. Died on 16 February 1919. Age 32. Husband of Mimlie. Janval Cemetery. (AL)

Elliott, Private Arthur James, 8th Canadian Contingent (Manitoba Regiment), of 7 Gossoms End. Killed in action at Ypres on 14 June 1916. Age 28. Son of James and Sarah. Formerly employed at Cooper’s before emigrating to Canada. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Elliott, Leading Seaman Reginald Charles, Royal Naval Reserve, of 29 Victoria Road Killed accidentally on 20 October 1916 on board HMS “Royal Scot” at Lerwick, when a steel hawser which he was working on snapped. Age 23. Born at Braughing. He had served in the Royal Navy since school days. Member of Park View Road Catholic Church. Son of William and Harriett. Buried at Three Close Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted.

Fawcett, Second Lieutenant Robert Heath, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of Oaken Cottage, North Road. Killed in action at Ypres on 26 April 1915. Age 22. Educated at Cambridge University. Tuileries British Cemetery.

Final, Private Albert, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in at Beaumont-Hamel on 8 February 1917. Ancre British Cemetery. (StM)

Fletcher, Lance Corporal William John, 4th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), of 30 Gossoms End. Killed in action at Ypres on 23 December 1917. Age 19. Son of Joseph and Mary. Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery.

Flint, Private Frederick, 1st / 5th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 11 New Cottages, Northchurch (H Flint on war memorial – Horace?). Died in Palestine on 19 November 1918. Deir El Belah War Cemetery. ? (StM)

Foster, Frank S, Bedfordshire Regiment. Probably Foster, Private Stanley Francis, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Tring. Killed in action by a shell on 6 August 1917. Age 30. Husband of Alice. Derry House Cemetery. (TR)

Fox, Second Lieutenant Leslie Herbert, 2nd / 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of “The Rowans”. Killed in action at the Somme on 11 July 1916. Son of Robert. Educated at Berkhamsted School. Thiepval Memorial.

Garment, Private Alfred, 1st Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action on 9 May 1915. Age 28. Born in Potten End. Husband of Priscilla. Formerly employed as a constable with the High Wycombe Police Force. (LG)

Garment, Drummer James A, Hertfordshire Regiment, of Gossoms End. Died of illness on 11 March 1918. Age 32. Formerly employed at Cooper’s. Northchurch Cemetery. (NO)

Garment, Temp. Second Lieutenant Leonard Charles, 10th Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action on 23 March 1918. Age 21. Son of William and Annie of St Albans. Arras Memorial. (StA)

Geary, Private Thomas, 1st Middlesex Regiment, of 50 George Street. Died of wounds at Birkenhead Hospital on 16 September 1916. Age 18. Son of John. Member of 1st Berkhamsted Troop Boy Scouts. Buried at Bourne End Church. (StM)

Gibbs, Rifleman Herbert John, 24th Rifle Brigade, of 15 Bridge Street. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Died in India on 24 January 1917. Born in Hertford. Agra Cantonment Cemetery.

Gibson, Private William George, 23rd Royal Fusiliers, of 24 Charles Street. Killed in action in France on 23 March 1918. Age 37. Son of Robert and Ellen. Husband of Elizabeth. Formerly employed as a grape grower with Lane’s Nurseries for which he had been given six months military exemption in May 1916. Arras Memorial.

Gilbert, Sergeant William Harvey, 24th Rifle Brigade, of 11 New Street. Died of wounds on 21 October 1919. Age 41. Husband of Jessie. Member of Berkhamsted Fire Brigade. Bourne End Churchyard. (StM)

Goffey, Second Lieutenant John Graham, 12th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, of St Mildred’s, Cross Oak Road. Killed in action at Beaumont-Hamel on 3 September 1916. Age 18. Son of Harry and Elinor. Educated at Berkhamsted School. Ancre British Cemetery.

Goodege, Private Arthur Lewes, 19th London Regiment, of Hampstead, London. Enlisted at Hampstead. Died of wounds in France on 3 December 1917. Born in Berkhamsted. St Sever Cemetery Extension. (NE) (StM)

Goodege, Private George Richard (“Dick”), 1st/9th Middlesex Regiment, of Wealdstone. Killed in action at Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia on 22 November 1915. Born in Berkhamsted. Played for Sunnyside Football Club. Formerly employed at Cooper’s and then as a lithographer in Harrow. Basra Memorial, Iraq. (StM)

Goodege, Guardsman Thomas, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Enlisted at Ealing. Died of wounds in France on 3 August 1917. Age 37. Born in Berkhamsted. Son of George and Ann. Wimereux Communal Cemetery. (StM)

Grace, Private Frank, 11th Royal Fusiliers. Formerly with the 4th East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 25 September 1918. Age 18. Born in Berkhamsted. Son of Herbert and Elizabeth. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Boisguillaume Communal Cemetery Extension. (JD) (StM)

Grace, Private Gazeley, 2nd Welsh Regiment, of 78 George Street. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Le Cateau on 22 October 1918. Age 18. Husband of Emily. Formerly employed as a clerk at Cooper’s. Highland Cemetery. (StM)

Green, Lance Corporal William George, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of 36 Castle Street. Previously served with the Royal Marines and Berkhamsted National Reserves. Died of wounds recieved by a shell whilst resting in billet in France on 29 March 1915 together with Frank Laughton (Berkhamsted) and Frank Marcham (Tring). Age 36. Husband of Gladys. Formerly employed as a bootmaker. Guards Cemetery.

Groves, Private Frederick George, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of 5 Charles Street. Died of wounds to head and neck on 1 October 1917 sustained after being hit by a shell whilst acting as a stretcher bearer in France. Age 29. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of George and Ellen. Godewaersvelde British Cemetery. (JD)

Hardwick-Terry, Captain Leonard Alfred, Royal Flying Corps. Joined the Inns of Court and served in Egypt in the signalling service with the Anzacs. Came home and joined the Royal Flying Corps. He flew to Berkhamsted at Christmas 1916 and landed in Kitcheners Field. Promoted to Flight Commander and a captaincy and flew many times over German lines. Accidentally killed in France on 31 August 1917 when his plane lost a wing and crashed from 1,500 feet. Age 21. Son of Edward and Edith of Boxwell Road. Educated at Berkhamsted School and was the first schoolboy in the town to install a wireless apparatus at home. Formerly employed with a ship-building firm in Scotland. Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension.

Harker, Second Lieutenant Edward Keith, Royal Garrison Artillery, of 108 High Street. Died of wounds in Belgium on 18 April 1918. Age 20. Son of Edward and Annie. Haringhe Military Cemetery.

Harrowell, Private Albert, Hertfordshire Regiment, of Clarence Cottage. Wounded and missing after firing his Lewis gun at the enemy in an attack at Ypres on 31 July 1917. Age 31. Son of William and Lizzie. Husband of Florence. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Harrowell, Lance Corporal Frank, 55th Machine Gun Corps, of Clarence Cottage. Killed in action at Loos on 5 May 1918. Age 34. Son of William and Lizzie. Loos Memorial.

Hemeley, Private Gordon Victor, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on 29 September 1916. Born in Berkhamsted. Surname recorded as “Hemley” on Hemel Hempstead War Memorial. Thiepval Memorial. (HH) (StM)

Hill, 5th Engineer Roland Edwin, Royal Navy Transport, of Hanover House, Boxwell Road. Died at home from influenza and pneumonia on 1 November 1918. Age 19.

Hocken, Temp. Second Lieutenant Stephen Lotan, 10th King’s Royal Rifles, of Cross Oak Road. Killed in action at the Somme on 3 September 1916. Age 24. Son of William and Bertha. Formerly employed as a solicitor in Calcutta. Thiepval Memorial.

Hopper, Corporal James Herbert, 7th The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), of Prince Edward Street. Killed by a shell hitting his gun emplacement at the Somme on 31 January 1916. Age 26. Born in Colchester. Son of James and Caroline. Husband of Kate. Formerly employed at the Berkhamsted depot of Maple and Co. Becourt Military Cemetery.

Horsman, Private Thomas Herbert Johnstone, 14th London Regiment (London Scottish), of North Road. Enlisted in London. Killed in action at the Somme on 1 July 1916. Age 19. Son of Alfred and Jane. Thiepval Memorial.

Hutcheson, Second Lieutenant John, 10th Sherwood Foresters. Enlisted with the Inns of Court before transferring in December 1914. Killed by a sniper in action at Ypres on 8 September 1915. Age 18. Educated at Berkhamsted School, and formerly employed in an insurance office in London. Son of Robert and Jane Symington of “Annandale”, Cross Oak Road. Hooge Crater Cemetery.

Hutchins, Second Lieutenant Ralph, 8th Middlesex Regiment. Died on 3 June 1916. (StM)

Jones, Acting Corporal Arthur Robert Edward, 9th Royal Engineers, of 84 Ellesmere Road. Died on 26 December 1914. Age 44. Born in Scotland. Son of Robert and Amelia. Husband of Edith. Wimbledon Cemetery. (StM)

Jones, Private Frederick John, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of Berkhamsted. Died of wounds in France on 18 April 1915. Age 22. Formerly employed at the local gas company. Member of Berkhamsted Town Band. Bethune Town Cemetery.

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Kempster, Private Jesse, 1st Hertfordshire Yeomanry, of Kings Hill. Died in Palestine on 22 October 1918. Age 23. Son of Jesse. Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

Kempster, Lance Corporal Lewis, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 38 Shrublands Avenue. Killed in action in France on 22 August 1918. Age 19. Son of Sarah. Albert Communal Cemetery Extension.

Kingston, Private Bertie, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 65 Shrublands Avenue. Killed in action at the Somme on 12 October 1916. Age 26. Son of Eliza. Thiepval Memorial.

Kingston, Private George, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 65 Shrublands Avenue. Killed in action at the Somme on 15 October 1916. Age 42. Son of Eliza. Thiepval Memorial.

Kirkman, Private Harold, 24th London Regiment. Killed in action in France on 26 May 1915. Le Touret Memorial. (StM)

Kirkman, Sergeant Henry Boyd, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Killed in action in Palestine on 1 May 1918. (StM)

Laughton, Private Frank John Barr, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of 23 Ellesmere Road. Killed by a shell whilst resting in billet in France on 29 March 1915 together with William Green (Berkhamsted) and Frank Marcham (Tring). Born in Upper Tooting. Guards Cemetery.

Laughton, Private Thomas, Seaforth Highlanders. Died of wounds on 14 June 1916. Age 23. Ripon Cemetery, Yorkshire. ? (StM)

Lees, Private Alexander George, 2nd Yorkshire Regiment, of 15 Holiday Street. Killed in action at the Somme on 23 July 1916. Age 22. Son of Florence and the late Alexander. Thiepval Memorial.

Leggett, Ordinary Seaman Cyril, Royal Navy. Accidental death on board “SS Brodvale” on 21 April 1918. Former sunday school teacher. Buried at Three Close Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted.

Leys, Second Lieutenant Colin McLaren, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 15 September 1916. Age 22. Son of Ellen and the late John. Thiepval Memorial.

Ludlow, Private Joseph Albert, 164th Protection Coy, Royal Defence Corps. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Died at home on 11 November 1918. St Peter’s Cemetery, Berkhamsted. (StM)

McBride, Captain Andrew Best, 2nd / 5th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Falkland House. Killed in action at the Somme on 24 April 1918. Age 22. Son of Dr John and Mary. Longueau British Cemetery.

McGregor, Lieutenant James Hamilton, Machine Gun Corps, of 39 Kitsbury Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 10 January 1917. Educated at Berkhamsted School. Age 19. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

Margrave, Private Gilbert, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 6 Castle Street. Killed in action at the Somme on 14 July 1916. Age 29. Son of Jane and the late William. Thiepval Memorial.

Margrave, Fitter Staff Sergeant Thomas, 11th Royal Field Artillery, of 7 Holiday Street. Killed in action in Belgium on 28 December 1917. Age 40. Formerly employed at Cooper’s and a former member of Berkhamsted Fire Brigade. Son of Thomas and Eliza. Husband of Elizabeth. Artillery Wood Cemetery.

Mashford, Private Charles Thomas, Royal Fusiliers, of Gossoms End. Killed in action at the Somme on 24 April 1918. Hangard Wood British Cemetery. (NO)

Mason, Sapper Sidney, Royal Engineers. Died in Egypt on 6 June 1917. Born in Kensington. Alexandria War Memorial Cemetery.

Maynard, Rifleman Richard James, 1st Rifle Brigade, of 7 Canal Side. Killed in action in Belgium on 7 November 1914. Age 36. Born in Poplar. Husband of Mary. Ploegsteert Memorial.

Mills, Private Charles Robert, 7th East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France on 12 March 1916. Son of Robert and Bridget. Quarry Cemetery. ?

Mills, Private George John,16th Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action on 17 June 1918. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery. (StM)

Moore, Ernest (StM) Beds?

Morton, Private Stanley Joseph, 6th The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), of 21 Ravens Lane. Formerly with the East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 23 August 1918. Age 19. Son of James and Minnie. Meaulte Military Cemetery.

Nash, Private Albert, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 19 Kitsbury Road. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 23 October 1917. Age 32. Son of John. Husband of Ellen. Formerly employed as a painter and decorator. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Newman, Engine Room Artificer Percy James, Royal Navy, of High Street. Enlisted in the Royal Navy early in 1915 in the engineering section of the submarine service. Killed in action on 2 March 1918. Age 25. Son of Berkhamsted photographer, JT Newman. Formerly employed at Cooper’s in the Engineering Dept. Chatham Naval Memorial.

Newton, Private Sidney Edward, Royal Berkshire Regiment, of 55 Kitsbury Road. Died of wounds in France on 9 March 1918. Age 24. Born in Twickenham. Son of Daniel and Emily. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery.

Norris, Private William Edward, 2nd Northants Regiment, of 35 Cowper Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment in August 1914. Killed in action in Belgium on 30 December 1917. Age 33. Son of Emma and the late Walter. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Norris, Sergeant Walter Reginald, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 35 Cowper Road. Died of wounds in France on 12 April 1917. Age 28. Son of Emma and the late Walter. Duisans British Cemetery.

Norwood, Rifleman Harold, 10th Rifle Brigade, of 17 Manor Street. Died in Belgium of pneumonia on 2 February 1918. Age 18. Son of Frank and Elizabeth. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Pakenham, Second Lieutenant John Walter Beaven, 10th London Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 21 September 1918. Age 19. Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery.

Partridge, Driver John Stanners, Royal Field Artillery, of 1 Chapel Street. Killed in France by an enemy shell on his 19th birthday – 6 April 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of Mrs. C Partridge and the late William. Anzin-St Aubin British Cemetery. (JD)

Perry, Sergeant Brian, Inns of Court OTC. Died at home on 18 August 1915. Buried at St Peter’s Cemetery.

Perry, Lieutenant Donovan, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of Kings Road. He captured a German trench and took prisoners but his company became cut off and they were unable to return. Shot through the head by a machine gun bullet in France on 22 March 1918. Age 22. Pozieres Memorial.

Pike, Private Eric Sydney, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds at home on 5 September 1916. Berkhamsted Cemetery.

Pitkin, Private John Edward, 1st The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly with the East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France on 5 November 1916. Thiepval Memorial. (StM)

Pocock, Private Arthur, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of High Street. Killed in action on 29 October 1918. Age 24. Buried at St Peter’s Cemetery.

Preston, Private Frederick Daniel, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 20 Castle Street. Enlisted in March 1916. Killed in action in France on 23 March 1917. Age 20. Son of Thomas and Eliza. Formerly employed at East & Sons. Member of Berkhamsted Town Band. Maroc British Cemetery.

Preston, Private Harry, London Regiment, of 30 Victoria Road. Formerly with the Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France on 27 April 1917. Age 19. Son of William and Annie. Arras Memorial.

Preston, Private Joseph, 16th Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 18 September 1918. Ste. Emilie Valley Cemetery. (StM)

Prosser, Private George, 6th Northants Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 9 November 1916. Pozieres British Cemetery. (StM)

Quartermass, Corporal Robert Alfred, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 56 High Street, Berkhamsted. Killed in action in France on 28 September 1916. Age 27. Son of John and Henrietta of Bods End Farm. Husband of Mary. Thiepval Memorial. (HH)

Rance, Private Frank, 7th Border Regiment, of 1 Queen’s Road. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 6 August 1916. Age 24. Son of Charles and Daisy. Formerly employed at Eastman’s Ltd and with a local chemist Thiepval Memorial.

Rance, Driver Herbert James, Royal Army Service Corps, of 85 George Street. Killed by shellfire in France on 21 March 1918. Former employee of Berkhamsted Urban District Council. Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery. (StM)

Reynolds, Private Herbert William, 6th Oxfordshire and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action at the Somme on 7 October 1916. Born in Berkhamsted but moved to Southport. Son of James and Fanny. Husband of Ruth. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery.

Ringsell, Lance Corporal Edwin, 6thRoyal Berkshire Regiment, of George Street. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed by shrapnel when on sentry duty at the Somme on 12 November 1916. Formerly employed at Cooper’s in Berkhamsted and in South America. Thiepval Memorial. (StM)

Rodwell, Rifleman Charles Alfred, Queen’s Westminster Rifles, of Walton-on-Thames. Killed in action at the Somme on 1 July 1916. Age 41. Husband of Marion who received the news on their first wedding anniversary. Formerly employed as a pupil teacher at the Council School, Berkhamsted and afterwards at a school in Surrey. Thiepval Memorial.

Rogers, Private Sydney, 6th Northants Regiment, of Shrublands Avenue. Formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in France on 20 March 1917. Age 36. Born in Princes Risborough. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills and then as a machine minder at Cooper’s. Croisilles British Cemetery.

Saltmarsh, Private Frank, 3rd Royal Fusiliers, of Doctors Common Road. Enlisted in September 1914. Went to Malta in December 1914 and then on to Khartoum and finally the Dardanelles. Killed in action at Gallipoli on 28 November 1915. Age 21. Son of Frank and Mary. Helles Memorial.

Saunders, Private Alfred Leonard, 3rd Rifle Brigade, of 17 High Street. Joined the army in 1913 and was a member of the British Expedionary Force in 1914. Wounded four times and when he returned home he became a musketry instructor at Hythe. Returned to the Front a few months prior to his death. Killed in action by a shell at Passchendaele on 2 September 1917. Age 21. Son of Emily. Educated at Victoria School. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Member of the Congregational Church Bible Class. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Scutchings, Private James, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 27 September 1918. Age 19. Born in Aston Clinton. Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

Seaton, Private Walter, 24th Royal Fusiliers. Died in Germany on 23 January 1919. Cologne Southern Cemetery.?

Short, Private E Cecil, 87th Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), formerly of the Lock House. Killed in action at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917. Age 19. Son of James and Florence. He had emigrated to Canada. Canadian Cemetery No. 2.

Short, Private Wilfred James, 3rd Canadian Pioneers. Died of wounds at the Somme on 15 July 1916. Age 20. Son of James and Florence of Canal House. He had emigrated to Canada. 3 Close Lane Cemetery (Rectory Lane) .

Shrimpton, Private Harold Alfred, 20th The King’s Liverpool Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 13 January 1918. Age 31. Husband of S. Shrimpton of 57 Gossoms End. Formerly employed as branch manager of the Berkhamsted Co-operative Store. Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension. (NO)

Sills, Private Lewis, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action at the Somme on 23 October 1916. Born in Northchurch. Thiepval Memorial. (StM)

Smith, Private Joseph, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 1 Water Lane. Killed in action in France on 30 July 1915. Age 30. Son of Charles. Formerly employed with Messrs Button and Pikes.

Smith, Rifleman Samuel, Post Office Rifles, of 14 Park Street. Killed in action at Arras on 21 May 1916. Age 28. Son of the late Samuel. Arras Memorial.

Sneath, Private Richard E, 2nd Essex Regiment. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 10 October 1917. Born in Stevington, Beds. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Sprunt, Second Lieutenant Alexander Dalzell, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Montgomerie. Died of wounds on 10 March 1915 after leading an attack at Neuve Chapelle. Age 24. Son of John and Jane. Lillers Communal Cemetery.

Sprunt, Private Edward Lawrence, 1st Hon. Artillery Company, of Montgomerie. Enlisted with the Hon. Artillery Company as a private and went to France. On 15 June 1915 his commission papers arrived and he was instructed to return to England. He refused to leave his comrades at such a critical time and was killed in action at Ypres on 16 June 1915. Age 23. Son of John and Jane. He had been a student at Oxford University. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Sprunt, Lieutenant Gerald Harper, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Montgomerie. Died of wounds on 15 October 1919. Age 21. Son of John and Jane. Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

Stokes-Rees, Lieutenant Philip George, Royal Air Force. Killed in action in France on 25 June 1918. Age 20. Vendome Town Cemetery.

Stott, Master Mariner Edwin, Royal Navy, of Boxwell Road. Killed on board “SS Conch” on 7 December 1916.

Stracy, Private Henry James, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 7 November 1914. Born in Berkhamsted but lived in Stoke Newington. Le Touret Memorial. ?

Talbot, Private Charles, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of Unity Cottages, High Street. Died of wounds at Ypres on 16 November 1914. Age 35. Born in Northchurch. Son of John and Mary. Husband of Annie. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (NO)

Tarbox, Sergeant George, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 17 New Street. Killed in action in Belgium on 21 April 1915. Age 33. Son of George and Emily. Railway Dugouts Burial Ground. (StM)

Thelwall, Major Hubert Wallace, West India Regiment. Killed in action in France on 23 April 1916. Age 40. Le Touret Military Cemetery.

Tomlin, Sergeant Harry, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 51 Castle Street. Killed in action at the Somme on 22 March 1918. Age 29. Born in Bovingdon. Son of William. Husband of Elizabeth. Pozieres Memorial.

Tomlin, Private William Edward, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 15 November 1914. Born in Northchurch. Wimereux Communal Cemetery. (StM)

Trask, Second Lieutenant John Hedley, 14th Hampshire Regiment, of Kings Road. Killed in action at Ypres on 20 November 1917. Age 19. Son of John and Laura. La Clytte Military Cemetery.

Waller, Private Edward, 11th The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), of 1 Kitsbury Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment in October 1914. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 26 September 1917. Age 19. Born in Tring. Son of Esther. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Ward, Private Jesse William, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of Markyate. Killed in action in France on 4 November 1914. Age 32. Son of Ellen and the late William of Berkhamsted. Husband of Edith. Brown’s Road Military Cemetery. (MK)

Warren, Lance Corporal George Henry, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 46 George Street. Served for 16 months at the Front. Died of wounds at Weymouth Hospital on 10 December 1917. Educated at Victoria School. Formerly employed at Cooper’s. Bourne End Churchyard. (StM)

Waterton, Private Sidney J, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Kitsbury Road. Killed in action by a shell whilst repairing a telephone line at the Somme on 27 September 1916. Age 21. Thiepval Memorial.

Watt, Second Lieutenant Kenneth Murray, 3rd / 5th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Park View Road. Died of wounds as a PoW in Palestine on 1 October 1917. Age 21. Son of Charlotte. Gaza War Cemetery, Israel.

Webb, Gunner Alfred John Henry, 34th Royal Field Artillery, 47 Ellesmere Road. Enlisted in August 1914. Died of wounds at the Somme on 21 August 1916. Age 21. Son of Henry and Emma. Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension. (StM)

Weedon, Private Thomas William, 7th Northants Regiment, of 2 Holliday Street. Killed in action by an enemy shell at Ypres on 31 July 1917. He had only been at the Front five months. Age 37. Born in Leighton Buzzard. Husband of Alice. Formerly employed at Cooper’s. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Welling, Private Walter, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment, of New Road. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at the Somme on 29 September 1916. Age 25. Born in Berkhamsted. Son of Frederick and Alice. Husband of Kate. Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension. His surname has been incorrectly recorded as “Willing” on Berkhamsted war memorial. (NO)

West, Lieutenant Charles Henry Raymond, 6th / 4th Middlesex Regiment. Gained a commission with the Middlesex Regiment Special Reserve in August 1914 and was later attached to one of the Middlesex battalions in France. Killed in action at Ypres on 3 June 1915. Age 21. Son of Charles and Agnes. Educated at Berkhamsted School and was one of their best batsmen. Member of Berkhamsted Town Cricket Club. Member of Park View Road Catholic Church. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Wheater, Second Lieutenant Kenneth Ronald Maclaren, Royal Engineers, of Kitsbury. Killed in action in France on 6 May 1917. Age 22. Son of Thomas and Julia. Educated at Berkhamsted School. Beaulencourt British Cemetery.

Wilkins, Rifleman Charles Frederick, 3rd Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in Belgium on 21 October 1914. Age 28. Born in Reading. Son of Charles. Husband of Bridget. Ploegsteert Memorial. (StM)

Wilkins, Private Leonard, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Killed in action in France on 9 April 1917. Vimy Memorial. (StM)

Willmore, Lieutenant Ernest George, Royal Garrison Artillery, of Charles Street. He was severely wounded in the head in July 1917 whilst lifting one of his men on to an ambulance. He returned to England but was partially paralysed. He died at a hospital in Tooting, London on 31 July 1920 following an operation on his brain. Age 26. Son of George. Husband of Jess. Educated at Berkhamsted Grammar School and Oxford University. He was described as a “brilliant scholar”. St Peter’s Church Cemetery.

Winter, Private Sydney Joseph, 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action at Mazinghien, France on 23 October 1918. Age 21. Mazinghien Communal Cemetery.

Winter, Lance Corporal Thomas William, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 1 August 1916. Age 20. Brown’s Road Military Cemetery.

Wood, Corporal Charles, Royal Air Force, of George Street. Died of influenza on 11 November 1918. Age 31. Buried at St Peter’s Church Cemetery.

Wright, Private George, Royal Defence Corps, of 28 George Street. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on 27 June 1916. Age 47. Husband of Phoebe. Woolwich Cemetery. (StM)

Young, Private Leonard Frank, 87th Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died of wounds in France on 6 September 1918. Age 23. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth. Terlincthun British Cemetery.

Berkhamsted Soldiers not recorded on the War Memorial

Bishop, Private Sidney, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of Berkhamsted. Born in Braintree, Essex. Died of wounds on 24 August 1918. Age 22. Son of Julia Ludlow of 9 Cross Oak Road. Bagneux British Cemetery.

Geary, Private Alfred, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds on 19 July 1916. Age 25. Son of Arthur and Louisa Jane of 18 High Street. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

Godson, Company Sergeant Major Colin Hugh, 32nd Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action at the Somme on 4 October 1916. Age 38. Born in Nottingham. Son of Charles and Charlotte. Husband of Myra. Formerly employed as manager of the King’s Arms, Berkhamsted. Also served during the Boer War. Thiepval Memorial.

Harragin, Lieutenant William Percy, King’s African Rifles. Died at Dar-es-Salaam on 1 November 1918. Age 34. Son of William and Mary of Kitsbury Road. Dar-es-Salaam Cemetery, Tanzania.

Henry, Second Lieutenant George Cecil, 3rd Suffolk Regiment, of 35 Cowper Road. Died of wounds in Palestine on 9 December 1917. Age 30. Jerusalem War Cemetery.

Raphael, Second Lieutenant Henry George, 7th East Lancashire Regiment, of Boxwell Road. Killed in action in Belgium on 31 July 1917. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Reynolds, Corporal Ernest Alfred, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 28 April 1920. Age 32. Husband of Ethel of 36 Cross Oak Road. Three Close Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted.

Vercoe, Lieutenant Frederick Gordon Mentioned, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, of Chapel Street, Berkhamsted. Died in India on 28 April 1919. Age 25.

Notes

Some soldiers appear on more than one local war memorial. We have therefore used the following code letters to indicate where this is the case:

AL = Aldbury War Memorial
BK = Berkhamsted War Memorial
BV = Bovingdon War Memorial
FL = Flamstead War Memorial
FLAU = Flaunden War Memorial
HH = Hemel Hempstead War Memorial
JD = John Dickinson’s War Memorial
KB = Kent’s Brushes
KL = Kings Langley War Memorial
LG = Little Gaddesden War Memorial
LVG = Leverstock Green War Memorial
LY = Langleybury War Memorial
MK = Markyate War Memorial
MBC = Marlowes Baptist Church
NE = Nettleden War Memorial
NO = Northchurch War Memorial
PE = Potten End War Memorial
StA = St Albans City War Memorial
StMA = St Mary’s Church, Apsley
StMJ = St Mary & St Joseph’s RC Church, Boxmoor
StM = St Michael’s Church, Sunnyside
StP = St Paul’s Church, Hemel Hempstead
TR = Tring War Memorial
TW = Two Waters Methodist Church
WG = Wigginton War Memorial
WIL = Wilstone War Memorial

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