Chipperfield

Chipperfield War Memorial

Bardrick, Private Arthur James, 61st Machine Gun Corps, of Chapel Croft. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment in August 1915. Killed in action at the Somme on 7 October 1916. Formerly employed at Toovey’s Mill. Member of Chipperfield Baptist Church. Thiepval Memorial.

Bateman, Private George Henry, 9th The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 27 August 1916. Member of Chipperfield Baptist Church. Thiepval Memorial.

Bates, Private Alfred Henry, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Enlisted in September 1914. Killed in action at Arras on 27 March 1918. Age 38. Husband of Annie. Arras Memorial. (HH)

Biggerstaff, Private Arthur Joseph, 13th Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 26 October 1917. Age 19. Formerly employed at John Dickinson’s Home Park Mills. Attended Chipperfield Baptist Sunday School. Son of Alfred of Gallows Hill. Tyne Cot Memorial. (JD)

Biggerstaff, Private Charles, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, 4 Queen Street. Enlisted in Novemver 1915. Went to France July 1916. Fought at Beaumont-Hamel and then was invalided home. Died of wounds in Netley Hospial on 2 March 1917. Age 21. Son of James and Kate. Member of Chipperfield Baptist Church. Buried at St Paul’s Churchyard.

Biggerstaff, Private Fred, 9th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 22 March 1918. Member of Chipperfield Baptist Church. Arras Memorial.

Biggerstaff, Private Jesse, 1st Grenadier Guards, of 12 Queen Street. Enlisted in September 1914. Killed in action at Ypres on 26 October 1914. Age 26. Son of Harry and Sarah. Husband of May. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Bignell, Driver Arthur, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds in France on 3 June 1918 ?

Bignell, Rifleman Leslie James, 9th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, of 6 Tower Hill. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 17 October 1917. Age 20. Son of James and Lily. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Blackwell, Second Lieutenant Charles, 4th Royal Fusiliers, of The Manor House. Killed in action in Belgium on 20 July 1915. Age 32. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth. Ridge Wood Military Cemetery.

Blackwell, Lieutenant William Gordon, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action at the Somme on 5 October 1916. Age 31. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth. A clubhouse was built in Chipperfield in 1922 by Mr and Mrs Blackwell in memory of their two sons. Thiepval Memorial.

Bunker, Rifleman Frank Albert (“Albie”), 9th King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action at Delville Wood on 24 August 1916. Age 20. Son of James. Member of Chipperfield Baptist Church. Delville Wood Cemetery.

Carter, Private Harry, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium on 12 November 1917. Born in Stockbridge Hampshire. Formerly employed as a shepherd for Mr Blackwell but was refused military exemption at a tribunal in March 1916. Hooge Crater Cemetery.

COSTER, Stoker 1st Class George, No. CH/174425 (RFR/CH/B/3676) R.N. “A” Company, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Husband of Mabel Helen Coster of 7, Dunny Lane, Chipperfield Common, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. On July 12, 1893, he enlisted in the Royal Navy for 12 years and on January 20, 1906, he enrolled in the Royal Fleet Reserve. In August 1914 he was mobilized from the Royal Fleet Reserve. Killed in action during the Third Battle of Krithia on June 4, 1915, aged 40 years (he was originally listed as missing, but was later determined to have been killed on that date). Name commemorated on the Helles Memorial. (Info from Mr P Gariepy)

Dunham, Private William Randell, 11thMachine Gun Corps. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Belgium on 4 October 1917. Age 33. Born in Wheathampstead. Husband of Alice. Dozinghem Military Cemetery.

George, Sergeant Edward A, 9thNorth Staffordshire Regiment, of 2 Alexandra Road. Enlisted with the Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in France on 22 May 1918. Age 24. Formerly employed at Home Park Mills. St Sever Cemetery Extension. (JD)

George, Private Ronald Alfred, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Chapel Croft. Killed in action in France on 23 October 1918. Age 22. Son of Henry and Annie. Highland Cemetery.

Goodman, Private Benjamin, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 3 Dunny Lane. Enlisted in October 1914. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 30 October 1917. Age 39. Born in Flaunden. Son of George. Husband of Annie. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Harding, Private Ernest, 2nd South Wales Borderers, of The Common. Killed in action in France on 14 April 1917. Born in Watford. Husband of IE Harding. Wancourt British Cemetery.

Harding, James – best match Sapper J Harding, Deal/302, R.N. Div, Royal Marine Engineers. Killed on 20 October 1916. Son of James of Chandlers Cross, Croxley Green. Englebelmer Communal Cemetery.

Hayward, Gunner Bert, 32nd Div. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery. Died in Belgium on 9 October 1917. Son of James and Helen of Langley Lodge. Coxyde Military Cemetery.

Holliman, Private Herbert, 6th The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action at the Somme on 6 April 1918. Age 40. Formerly employed at John Dickinson’s Home Park Mills. Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. (JD)

Holliman, Private S Herbert, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Enlisted in November 1915. Killed in action in France on 13 November 1916. Age 19. Formerly employed at John Dickinson’s Home Park Mills. Serre Road Cemetery No.1. (JD)

Humphrey, Private Harry Cecil, 7th East Surrey Regiment, of Common Wood Bottom. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras on 17 March 1917. Age 22. Son of George and Isabella of Sarratt. Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery.

Kynaston, Private William, 1st The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), of The Common. Killed in action at the Somme on 3 November 1916. Age 26. Son of John and Annie of Glenthorne Lodge, Chipperfield. Husband of Jessie. Thiepval Memorial.

Jones, Private Arthur Edward, 46th Machine Gun Corps, of Sarratt. Formerly in the Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in France on 13 May 1918. Age 33. Born in Brecknock, Wales. Son of Aaron and Eliza of Hillmeads Farm, Sarratt. Etaples Military Cemetery.

Pritchard, Herbert

Rickett, Charles – possibly Stoker George Charles, HMS “Pembroke II”, Royal Navy. Died on 1 November 1918. Barking Cemetery.

Seabrook, Private George, 32nd Royal Fusiliers, of Sarratt. Killed in action at Ypres on 7 July 1917. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Sewell, Private Frederick Charles, 1st Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regt). Enlisted in October 1914. Killed in action in France on 2 May 1915. Age 20. Son of William and Ellen. Wimereux Communal Cemetery.

Simmonds, Private Ernest George, 1st South Staffordshire Regiment, of Tower Hill. Formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action on 4 October 1917. Deacon and Sunday School teacher at Chipperfield Baptist Church since 1907. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Smith, Rifleman Thomas, 14th Royal Irish Rifles. Enlisted with the London Regiment. Killed in action at Cambrai on 7 December 1917. Age 25. Cambrai Memorial.

Spyer, Rifleman Joseph, 9th King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds on 23 October 1918. Age 21. Son of Josiah and Alice. Belgrade Cemetery. Surname recorded as “Spyers” on war memorial and as “Spyer” on church memorial plaque.

Thorp, Private Christopher, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Tower Hill. Enlisted in September 1914. Died of wounds in France on 2 September 1918. Age 23. Son of John and Louisa. Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery.

Wearing, Private William, 32nd Royal Fusiliers, of Chapel Croft. Killed in action at Ypres on 22 September 1917. Age 36. Husband of Mrs HF Wearing. Larch Wood Cemetery.

Wicks, Private Charles, 20th Middlesex Regiment, of “The Ash”, Bucks Hill. Killed in action in Belgium on 12 April 1918. Age 19. Son of William and Mary. Ploegsteert Memorial.

Wood, Private Lionel Albert George, 10th The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds in France on 3 September 1918. Born in Sarratt. Heilly Station Cemetery.

Chipperfield soldiers not recorded on the War Memorial:

Arnold, Private Herbert William, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Chipperfield. Formerly with the Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 1 July 1918. Born in Watton. Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery.

Brice, Private Victor Arthur, 5th Yorkshire Regiment, of Chipperfield. Formerly with the Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action in France on 30 March 1918. Age 21. Born in Charlton, Hants. Son of James George and Fanny. Pozieres Memorial.

Rickett, Private William George, 3rd London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), of Hammersmith. Killed in action in France on 1 July 1916. Age 21. Born in Bucks Hill. Son of William and Esther. Hebuterne Military 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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