Bovingdon

Bovingdon War Memorial

Anning, Rifleman Wilfred, 8th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, of Bovingdon. Killed in action in France on 24 August 1916. Formerly employed at Kent’s Brushes. Delville Wood Cemetery. (KB)

Alford, Private Fred, 1st / 5th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Lych Gate Cottage. Died of wounds in Palestine on 5 October 1917. Age 33. Born in Hampshire. Son of Robert. Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel.

Allen, Private William, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres on 5 May 1915. Age 39. Son of Isobel and the late Henry. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (FLAU)

Brooking, Captain Hugh Cyril Arthur, North Somerset Yeomanry. Died on 31 May 1918. Buried at Frome Church, Somerset.

Burgin, Private Albert, Labour Corps. Enlisted with the Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died at home on 19 January 1918. Age 42. Son of Arthur and Sarah. Husband of Elizabeth. Islington Cemetery, London.

Clark, Gunner Arthur John, 11th Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at Ypres on 2 August 1918. Age 28. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. (HH)

Coker, Private L Ernest, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Pozieres on 15 July 1916. Age 19. Son of the late George. Pozieres British Cemetery.

Dean, Private Reuben, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of Bank Cottages. Joined up in August 1914. Killed in action in France on 7 November 1914. Age 32. Son of Arthur and Mary. Husband of Dolly. Le Touret Memorial.

Dean, Private William, 2nd Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Enlisted in August 1914. Died in Mesopotamia on 3 September 1916. Baghdad War Cemetery.

Dodgson, Captain Francis, 8th Yorkshire Regiment. Enlisted with the Yorkshire Regiment in September 1914. Went to France in August 1915. Killed in action at Contal Maison, Somme on 10 July 1916. Age 27. Son of Helen and the late Henley. He was about to marry Marjorie Secretan of Bennetts End. Educated at Marlborough and Cambridge University. There is a plaque in Bovingdon Church in memory of him. Serre Road Cemetery No.2.

Dodgson, Captain Guy, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Caudry, France on 14 November 1918 following the last battle his regiment fought. Age 23. Son of Helen and the late Henley. There is a plaque in Bovingdon Church in memory of him. Caudry British Cemetery.

Elbourn, Private Edwin E, 11th Australian Infantry, formerly of Game Farm. Killed in action in France on 6 April 1917. Age 24. Son of William and Alice. Morchies Australian Cemetery.

Evans, Second Lieutenant Thomas Hatfield, 3rd Australian Infantry, of Honorsmead. Veteran of the Boer War with the Leicestershire Yeomanry. Enlisted in August 1914. Killed in action at Gallipoli on 26 April 1915 whilst carrying one of his wounded men to safety. Age 33. Son of Thomas and Alice Stewart Evans. There is a marble plaque in Bovingdon Church in his memory. Shrapnel Valley Cemetery.

Flinn, Second Lieutenant Edgar Wormald, 34th Royal Field Artillery. Formerly in the Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action at the Somme on 13 November 1917. Thiepval Memorial.

Gooch, Commander Thomas Shirley, Royal Navy. Served in the Egyptian Campaign (1882-89). Died on 11 December 1918. Age 54. Son of the late Thomas and Emma. Husband of the late Amy. Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.

Griffith, Major Harold Walter Gooch Meyer, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action in Sierra Leone on 28 May 1915. Son of Walter and Helen. Freetown Memorial.

Gurney, Private George Frank, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, Killed in action in France on 29 April 1917. Born in Tring. Sunken Road Cemetery.

Joiner, PrivateWilliam, 8th Gloucestershire Regiment, of “The Royal Oak”. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 18 November 1916. Age 19. Thiepval Memorial.

Marriott, Private Arthur, 1st/6th Cheshire Regiment, of Bovingdon. Enlisted at Watford and formerly with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium on 21 September 1918. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Marriott, Private George, 7th Northants Regiment. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres on 31 July 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (JD)

Marriott, Private William, 7th The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action in France on 23 October 1918. Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

Minter, Private Edward, 11th Royal Fusiliers, of 5 Adeyfield Cottages. Killed in action in France on 17 February 1917. Age 23. Son of Edward. Husband of Emily. Thiepval Memorial. (HH) (StP)

Philbey, Private Charles, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 7 November 1914. Age 31. Born in Chesham. Son of Charlotte and the late Edwin. Surname recorded incorrectly as “Philby” on Bovingdon War Memorial. Le Touret Memorial.

Philbey, Lance Corporal Henry Richard, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Tring. Killed in action in Belgium on 26 July 1917. Age 30. Born in Bovingdon. Son of Edward. Husband of Lillian. Surname recorded incorrectly as “Philby” on Bovingdon War Memorial. Dickenbusch New Military Cemetery Extension. (TR)

Piercy, Sergeant Thomas Victor, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 7 April 1918. Born in Stockwell, Surrey. St Sever Cemetery Extension.

Ryder, Lieutenant Dudley William, Royal Navy. Joined up in August 1914. Sub-Lieutenant on HMS “Seal”. Lost at sea on 19 January 1917. Age 24. Son of William. Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Simmons, Corporal Francis George, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Chili Trench Cemetery.

Smith, Lance Corporal Frederick George Henry, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 29 April 1917. Born in Kentish Town. Arras Memorial.

Thompson, Private Albert or Arthur, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds in France on 9 November 1914. Wimereux Communal Cemetery.

Turner, Private Charles Douglas, 2nd Grenadier Guards. Enlisted in August 1914. Killed in action in France on 5 October 1918. St Sever Cemetery Extension. ?

Turvey, Driver Walter, Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in France on 5 October 1915. Age 31. Husband of Maud. Formerly employed with Mrs Evans at Honors Mead. Cocques Military Cemetery.

Bovingdon soldiers not recorded on the War Memorial:

Fisher, Private William Henry, 1st Wiltshire Regiment, of Watford. Killed in action in France on 25 October 1914. Age 29. Born in Bovingdon. Son of James. Husband of Mary. Le Touret Memorial.

Gilmore, Private Joseph Thomas, 1st / 5th Lincolnshire Regiment, of Woburn Green. Enlisted at Marlowe, Bucks, and formerly with the Army Service Corps. Killed in action in France on 22 September 1918. Age 28. Born in Bovingdon. Son of Thomas Batchelor and Eliza of Bourne End, Bucks. Husband of Lillian Beatrice of ‘Craylands’, Seer Green, Bucks. Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension.

Goodman, Private Alfred, 2nd East Surrey Regiment, of Putney. Enlisted at Kingston upon Thames. Died of wounds in Salonika on 18 October 1916. Born in Bovingdon. Mikra British Cemetery.

Hill, Private Arthur, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Bovingdon. Enlisted at Watford. Killed in action at the Somme on 14 February 1917. Born in Bovingdon. Thiepval Memorial.

Hill, Private Charles Henry, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Bovingdon. Enlisted at Bedford, and formerly with the Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 30 October 1917. Age 20. Born in Bovingdon. Son of Joseph and Sarah of New House Farm, Bovingdon. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Norton, Private Ernest Albert, 23rd Royal Fusiliers, of Upper Edmonton. Enlisted at Ponders End, formerly with the Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France on 8 October 1918. Age 24. Born in Bovingdon. Son of Albert Frank and Caroline of 165 Angel Road, Edmonton. Masnieres British Cemetery.

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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