Hemel Hempstead War Memorial A-F

Alderman, Private Thomas, 32nd Royal Fusiliers, of Leverstock Green. Killed in action at the Somme on 15 September 1916. Dartmoor Cemetery. (LVG) (MBC) (StP)

Allen, Private Thomas, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of 16 Weymouth Street. Died of wounds on 16 June 1918. Etretat Churchyard Extension.

Allum, Private Frank, 16th Welsh Regiment, of 15 Doolittle. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 27 August 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills.Tyne Cot Memorial. (JD)

Ambrose, Private George, 4th Essex Regiment. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 27 March 1917. Jerusalem Memorial.

Ambrose, Private Joseph, Hertfordshire Regiment, of 16 Austin’s Place. Died of wounds at Passchendaele on 1 November 1917. Age 27. Son of John. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Tyne Cot Memorial. (JD)

Ambrose, Private Reginald Walter, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of 16 Austin’s Place. Killed in action at Ypres on 31 July 1917. Age 23. Son of John. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (JD)

Ambrose, Sergeant William (“Weary”), Machine Gun Corps, of 70 Chapel Street. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed by shell landing in his trench at Arras on 3 July 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Bailleul Road East Cemetery. (JD) (StP)

Ansell, William

Arnott, Private Charles, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 25 Bury Hill. Killed in action by a sniper during a bombing raid at Passchendaele on 20 September 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Arnott, Private Frederick, 7th Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 19 February 1917. Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension.

Arnott, Corporal Herbert F, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 54 Cotterells. Killed in action at the Somme on 27 September 1916. Age 21.Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Husband of Winifred. Member of Marlowes Baptist Church. Thiepval Memorial. (JD)

Austin, Private Arthur, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 108 Cotterells. Enlisted in September 1914. Killed in action in France on 30 September 1918. Age 26. Husband of Ethel. Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

Badcock, Second Lieutenant Harold John, 4th Norfolk Regiment, of George Street. Killed in action in France on 18 October 1916. Age 28. Son of Francis St John Badcock, principal teacher at Boxmoor School House (who died in August 1917). Husband of Gladys. Formerly employed as Chief Clerk to Kings Lynn Police Force. Bancourt British Cemetery.

Baines, Private Alfred Raymond Baines, 7th Northants Regiment, of 1 Picton’s Bridge. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Cambrai on 9 October 1918. Age 19. Formerly employed at Foster’s Saw Mill. Son of Alfred and Kate. Cagnoncles Communal Cemetery.

Baker, Private George, 6th Somerset Light Infantry, of 191 London Road. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 7 May 1917. Born in Elmdon, Essex. Arras Memorial.

Baker, Sergeant George Albert Edward, Royal Engineers, of 63 Horsecroft Road. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 1 December 1917. Age 37. Born in Reigate. Formerly employed at Home Park Mills. Windmill British Cemetery. (JD)

 

Balderson, Temp. Second Lieutenant Henry Leslie Paxton, Gloucestershire Regiment. Enlisted with the Devonshire Regiment. Badly wounded in September 1915. Killed in action at Pozieres on 23 July 1916. Age 24. Son of Robert and Edith. Pozieres British Cemetery.

Baldwin, Private George Henry, 2nd Devonshire Regiment, of Boxmoor. Killed in action at the Somme on 1 July 1916. Thiepval Memorial.

Banfield, Private Fred, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Served in the army for 13 years and was with the regiment in South Africa at the outbreak of war. Went to France in October 1914. Wounded by shrapnel in November. Suffered badly from frost bite in April 1915. Killed by machine gun fire in action on 12 October 1916. Age 31. (MBC)

Barber, Private William Edward, 2nd Northants Regiment, of 220 London Road. Killed in action at Pozieres on 24 April 1918. Age 29. Born in Bermondsey. Husband of Emily. Pozieres Memorial.

Barnes, Private William Arthur, 2nd Suffolk Regiment, of 16 Cemetery Hill. Enlisted with the London Regiment. Killed in action in France on 11 April 1917 (his 25th birthday). Born in Berkhamsted. Formerly employed as a hairdresser in Marlowes. Member of Marlowes Baptist Church Choir. Tilloy British Cemetery. (MBC)

Bass, Private Alfred Henry, 6th Northants Regiment, of 112 Cotterells. Enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at the Somme on 17 February 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills as a stock keeper. Member of the Hemel Hempstead Salvation Army Band. Regina Trench Cemetery. (JD)

Batchelor, Corporal Harold, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 6 Boxted Cottages. Died of “spotted fever” in France on 30 April 1915. Age 28. Son of Caroline. St Sever Cemetery. (PE)

Batchelor, Sergeant William, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 27 August 1918. Beaulencourt British Cemetery. (PE)

Batchelor, Lance Corporal William, 8th Lincolnshire Regiment, of Cemetery Hill. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 16 August 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Tyne Cot Memorial. Age 24. (JD)

Bates, Lieutenant Archibald Claude, 6th Northants Regiment, of 11 Bennetts End Road. Died of wounds on 20 October 1917. Age 23. Mendinghem Military Cemetery. (MBC) (TW) (See Gazette 1.12.17 for more info.)

Bates, Private George, 16th Welsh Regiment, of 30 St John’s Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in the Battle of Pilckem Ridge on 3 August 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Artillery Wood Cemetery. (JD)

Bates, Private Robert, of 210 London Road or 55 St John’s Road. (StMJ)

Baxter, Alfred D.

Beckley, Private Philip, London Regiment, of Victoria Terrace, Albion Hill. Died of wounds in France on 28 September 1916. Age 22. Husband of Lily whose brother Leonard Wiseman was also killed during the war. Etaples Military Cemetery. (MBC)

Belson, Private Oliver James, 6th York and Lancaster Regiment, of The Parade, Apsley End. Killed in action in France on 1 October 1918. Age 20. Sucrerie Cemetery. (StMA) (TW)

Biggs, Private John Mayo, 23rd Royal Fusiliers, of Bury Road. Killed in action in France on 25 March 1918. Age 40. Born in Dorchester. Son of Thomas and Annie. Former owner of Hemel Hempstead Brewery. Arras Memorial.

Bilby, Corporal Joseph Edward, Hertfordshire Regiment, of Chapel Street. Killed in action at Ypres on 31 July 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (JD) (StP)

Bisney, Private William John, 4th The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), of 6 Fishery Cottages. Killed on 4 May 1917 when the Hired Transport “Transylvania” was sunk off Cape Vado, Italy. Savona Memorial, Italy.

Biswell, Private Harry George, 11th Essex Regiment, of Leverstock Green. Died of wounds after being hit by a sniper when returning back to his trench at Ypres on 6 May 1916. Age 20. Son of Henry and Louisa. Essex Farm Cemetery. (LVG)

Biswell, Private John, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of Leverstock Green. Killed in action at the Somme on 1 July 1916. Age 19. Son of Henry and Louisa. Thiepval Memorial. (LVG)

Bladon, Private Edward James, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 93 St John’s Road. Killed in action in France on 17 May 1915. Born in Potten End. Le Touret Memorial.

Bladon, Private Frederick Charles, 8th Devonshire Regiment, of 36 Queen Street. Killed in action in France on 24 May 1916. Age 22. Son of Charles and Daisy. Citadel New Military Cemetery.

Blakie, Gunner Alfred, Royal Field Artillery, of 3 Westwick Row. Died of wounds at Ypres on 2 January 1918. Age 37. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Bloor, Private William James, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 15 Weymouth Street. Died of gun-shot wounds in hospital in France on 16 July 1916. Age 26. Son of Joseph and Mary. Born in Rickmansworth. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills and at Kent’s Brushes. St Sever Cemetery. (JD) (StMA) (TW)

 

Boileau, Colonel Frank Ridley Farrer, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in France on 26 August 1914. Age 46. Son of Colonel B. and Leticia. Husband of Mary. Terlincthun British Cemetery.

Bone, Private Frederick, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 210 London Road. Died of wounds at Ypres on 26 July 1917. Born in Redbourn. Formerly employed at Kent’s Brushes. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. (KB)

Bowsher, Sergeant Leonard, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Nash Mills. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 17 August 1917. Age 23. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of Mary. Tyne Cot Memorial. (JD) (StMA)

Bowsher, Private William H, 4th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, of Nash Mills. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action near High Wood at the Somme on 15 September 1916. Age 26. Born in Islington. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of Mary. Thiepval Memorial. (JD) (StMA)

Bradford, Sergeant Stanley Percival, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 96 Apsley End. Went to France in January 1915. Killed by a shell landing in his communication trench at Ypres on 30 May 1915. Age 22. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of John and Martha. Former Honorary Secretary of Hemel Hempstead Junior Conservative Association. Railway Dugouts Burial Ground. (JD) (StMA)

Brammer, Fitter Walter, 11th Royal Field Artillery, of 16 Puller Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 6 May 1918. Age 30. Born in Kendal. Husband of Jane. Godewaersvelde British Cemetery.

Breed, Lance Corporal Leonard, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 12 Edmund’s Place. Killed in action by a shell at the Somme on 10 July 1916. Age 26. Son of Annie. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills in the Card Dept. London Cemetery. (JD) (MBC)

Breed, Private Walter, 4th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action at Arras on 23 April 1917. Age 37.. Son of Joshua and Mary of Piccotts End. Husband of Fanny. Arras Memorial. (MBC)

Briggs, Company Quartermaster Sergeant Benjamin Grant, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, of Boxmoor. Died of wounds in France on 12 March 1915. Age 34. Born in Louth, Lincs. Son of Benjamin and Mary. Estaires Communal Cemetery.

Brinklow, Private Charles Frederick, 24th Royal Fusiliers, of 128 Cotterells. Killed in action at the Serre Road on 13 November 1916. Age 26. Formerly employed at Nash Mills. Husband of Mary. Serre Road Cemetery No.2. (JD)

Brinklow, Frederick, Royal Navy, of Apsley. Served on HMS “Inflexible”.

Brown, Private George, 110th Labour Corps, of Pimlico. Enlisted with the Royal West Surrey Regiment.Killed in action at Passchendaele on 16 February 1918. Age 41. Born in Dedbourne, Northants. Husband of Elizabeth. Tyne Cot Memorial. (LVG)

Buckley, Private John (“Jack”), 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 32 Winifred Road, Apsley End. Killed in action at Pozieres on 15 July 1916. Age 22. Born in Cork, Ireland. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth. Pozieres British Cemetery. (JD) (StMA)

Bullock, Second Lieutenant Alan Marlowe, 15th London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles), of 46 Marlowes. Killed in France on 4 November 1918 whilst on reconnaissance work as an intelligence officer. Age 20. Son of Owen and Rose. Valenciennes Communal Cemetery. (StP)

Burden, Private Charles Bertram, 10th Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), of London Road. Enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action at Ypres on 31 July 1917. Age 17. Born in Hampshire. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Burke, Private Ernest Henry Haswell, Inns of Court OTC. Died of wounds on 2 November 1918. Age 18. Hemel Hempstead Cemetery.

Burles, Lance Corporal Raymond Pelham, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Mill House, Apsley. Killed in action at the Somme on 15 July 1916. Age 19. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills Thiepval Memorial. (JD) (StMA)

Burtt, Rifleman Alfred Herbert, 16th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, of 4 Nash Mills. Died of gun-shot wounds in France on 6 August 1916. Age 30. Husband of Gertrude who was with him when he died. Born in Norwich. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills in the Clerical Dept. Member of the Hemel Hempstead Harriers, Apsley Church Choir and was Scoutmaster for the Apsley Troop. Etaples Military Cemetery. (JD) (StMA)

Bush, A.F.

Butler, Edgar

Butler, Private Edgar Thomas, 10th Hampshire Regiment, of Doolittle, Apsley. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika on 7 December 1915. Age 16. Born in Bromley, Kent. Doiran Memorial. (StMA)

Butler, TP, of Doolittle. Possibly Private Thomas Butler, 6th Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 8 October 1915. Loos Memorial.

Butterfield, Private Sidney, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 77 Bury Road. Died of wounds in France on 16 April 1917. Age 27. Son of Mary. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery.

Button, William

Cannone, Sergeant Joseph, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 11 Bridge Street. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 9 May 1918. Age 21. Tyne Cot Memorial. (StMJ)

Carpenter, Private Frederick J, 7th Liecesterhire Regiment, of St John’s Road. Enlisted in September 1914. Killed in action in France on 11 October 1916. Age 29. Son of Anne. Vermelles British Cemetery.

Carrington, Private Arthur, 2nd Coldstream Guards, of 39 Queen Street. Died of wounds in France on 10 August 1917. Age 35. Son of James and Ellen. Husband of Ann. Etaples Military Cemetery. (StP)

Carrington, Private William George, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Queen Street. Served in the army for eight years. He went to France in October 1914. Killed by a shell in the dug-out in Belgium on 11 November 1917. Formerly employed in transport work. Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery. (StP)

Chandler, Lance Sergeant Sidney, Hertfordshire Regiment, of 63 London Road. He went to France in January 1915. Killed in action by a sniper in France on 4 August 1916. Son of Alfred. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Brown’s Road Military Cemetery. (JD)

Chandler, Corporal Sidney John, 8th Northumberland Fusiliers, of Paradise Hill. Killed in action on 19 August 1915. Helles Memorial.

Chandler, Private Thomas, 3rd Royal Fusiliers, of 63 London Road. Enlisted at the start of war. Posted to Malta in December 1914 followed by Egypt, then to the Dardanelles in September 1915. On 26 November he was admitted to hospital suffering from frost bitten feet. He returned to England in January 1916 and went back out to France in August Killed in action at the Somme on 8 October 1916. Age 24. Son of Alfred. Thiepval Memorial.

Chapman, Lance Corporal Henry (“Harry”), 9th East Surrey Regiment, of Shendish Cottage. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 26 September 1915. Age 22. Born in Hindlip, Worcs. Son of Henry and Alice. Formerly employed by Sir John Stirling Maxwell. Loos Memorial. (StMA)

Charge, Private Albert, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 91 Horsecroft Road, Boxmoor. Killed in action in France on 24 April 1918. Age 18. Formerly employed at the Ovaltine Factory. Crucifix Cormer Cemetery.

Charge, Private Bertie, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 162 London Road. Enlisted at the start of war. Wounded in May 1915. Died of wounds at the Somme on 18 October 1916. Age 25. Son of David. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Bulls Road Cemetery. (JD) (StP)

Charge, Private Frederick, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Warlencourt, France on 12 October 1916. Warlencourt British Cemetery. (LVG)

Charge, Private Henry (“Harry”), 12th Suffolk Regiment, of 2 Adeyfield Terrace. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai on 24 November 1917. Age 40. Husband of Jane. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Cambrai Memorial. (JD) (StP)

Chennells, Private Walter, 10th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action at Villers-Pouch on 14 September 1918. Born in Kilburn. Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery.

Cheshire, Private Robert, 12th East Surrey Regiment, of 218 London Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Arras on 25 March 1918. Age 20. Born in Dunmow, Essex. Arras Memorial.

Childs, Private Thomas, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 2 Alban Cottages. Killed in action at Pozieres on 1 July 1918. Age 34. Born in London Colney. Husband of Lizzie. Pozieres Memorial. (LVG)

Chisman, Sergeant Alfred, 10th Royal Fusiliers. Died of pneumonia on 26 March 1919. Age 50. His initials are incorrectly recorded as “CH” on Hemel Hempstead War Memorial. See under Leverstock Green for more details. (LVG)

Christmas, Private Herbert, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment, of 13 West View Road. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 12 October 1917. Age 36. Son of Walter and Frances. Tyne Cot Memorial. (StP)

Claridge, Private Ernest Owen, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 70 Queen Street. Killed in action at the Somme on 15 September 1916. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Age 26. Son of Elizabeth and the late Charles. Thiepval Memorial. (StP) (JD)

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

Clarke, Private Frederick Alfred, 18th Lancashire Fusiliers, of 6 Bury Hill. Killed in action on 2 October 1918. Age 18. Tyne Cot Memorial. (JD)

Clarke, Private Horace Victor Verdon, 1st Wiltshire Regiment, of 5 Grosvenor Terrace. Killed in action in France on 12 January 1916. Age 23. Son of John and Mary. Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery.

Coker, Private John Henry, 2nd Grenadier Guards, of 80 Cotterells. Killed in action at the Somme on 25 September 1916. Age 19. Son of Walter and Mary. Thiepval Memorial. (MBC)

Cole, Private Frederick, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Roseberry Villas, Queen Street. Wounded four times including Ypres in January 1915. Returned to the Front and was killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915. Formerly employed at Nash Mills. Loos Memorial. (JD) (StP)

Coleman, Private James, 197th Machine Gun Corps. Enlisted with the Essex Regiment. Died of wounds on 28 April 1918. Age 27. Son of William and Sarah. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. (JD) (StMA)

Coleman, Private Percy, 12th Royal Fusiliers. Enlisted with the Northants Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres on 31 July 1917. Age 32. Son of William and Sarah of Nash Mills. Husband of Ethel. Formerly employed at Nash Mills. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (JD)

Collier, Private Horace, 4th Royal Berkshire Regiment, of 117 Bury Road. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 30 May 1918. Age 30. Aire Communal Cemetery.

Collings, Private Cecil William, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Nash Mills. Killed in action at Pozieres on 24 April 1918. Born in Hertford. Son of Florence. Pozieres Memorial. (StMA)

Collis, Private Alfred Frederick, 2nd The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), of 38 Herbert Street. Died of wounds in France on 2 February 1915. Sailly-sur-la-Lys Churchyard.

Cook, Corporal Arthur Thomas, 7thNorthants Regiment, of Park Villas. Killed in action in France on 25 March 1918. Age 30. Born in Kent. Husband of Ada. Formerly employed as a butler at Lockers Park and at Apsley Mills. Pargny British Cemetery. (JD) (StP)

Cook, Private James William, 8th Norfolk Regiment, of 35 Astley Road. Killed in action at Ypres on 12 August 1917. Age 29. Born in Grafham, Hunts. Husband of Esther. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (JD)

Cook, Private Thomas George, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed by machine gun fire at Vimy Ridge on 23 April 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. La Chaudiere Military Cemetery. (StP) (JD)

Cooley, Private Benjamin, 2nd Grenadier Guards, of Hammerfield. Died of wounds in France on 30 March 1918. Age 27. Born in Northchurch. Husband of Elsie. Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery.

Cooper, Sub-Lieutenant Hanway, Royal Navy, of Gravel Hill. Killed on board HMS “Monmouth” in action off Chile on 1 November 1914. Age 22. Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Cox, Private Edwin Walter, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Apsley. Died of wounds in Flanders on 16 May 1915. Age 20. Son of Albert. Formerly employed by Messrs Pemsel and Wilson. Chocques Military Cemetery. (StMA) (TW)

Coxhill, Private George Edward, Royal Army Medical Corps, originally of Boxmoor. Died of wounds on 20 April 1920. Age 34. Son of Charles and Ruth. Husband of Lilian. Abbots Langley Churchyard.

Coxhill, Private Robert William, Royal Army Medical Corps, of 50 Kingsland Road. Died at home of gas poisoning on 26 September 1917. Age 36. Son of Charles and Ruth. Husband of Elizabeth. Formerly employed at Leavesden Asylum. Hemel Hempstead Cemetery.

Crawley, Private Albert Edward, 17th Sherwood Foresters, of 19 Mill Street. Member of the Herts Territorials at the start of the war. Killed in action at the Somme on 20 October 1916. Age 19. Son of Henry and Ellen who died a few weeks later (she refused to eat after hear news of her son’s death). Formerly employed at Nash Mills. Thiepval Memorial. (JD) (StMA)

Crawley, Corporal George, 9th Devonshire Regiment, of Boxmoor. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. Devonshire Cemetery.

Crawley, Second Lieutenant Henry Thomas, 4th Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 6 May 1918. Age 35. Formerly employed at Kent’s Brushes. Cinq Rues British Cemetery. (KB) (StMA)

Crawley, Private Montague, 17th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, of Cowper Road. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 1 September 1918. Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

Cripps, Sapper George, Royal Engineers, of 9 Fishery Cottages. Killed in action in India on 30 June 1919. Son of George and Katherine. Delhi Memorial.

Cripps, Private Reginald, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of 38 Bury Road. Died of wounds at Ypres on 10 July 1917. Age 20. Formerly employed with H∓A Flint. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Cripps, Boy 1st Class Thomas, Royal Navy, of 9 Fishery Cottages. Killed in action on board HMS “Malaya” during the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. Age 16. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of George and Katherine. Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney. (JD)

Croft, Corporal Walter Henry, 2nd Norfolk Regiment. Died of disease as a PoW in Mesopotamia on 31 August 1916. Born in Botley, Hants. Baghdad War Cemetery. (StP)

Croft, Lance Corporal William Alfred, 10th The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), of Chapel Street. Killed in action at Ypres on 31 July 1917. Age 20. Born in Dorset. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (StP)

Cross, Private Arthur Ames, Hertfordshire Regiment, of 59 Horsecroft Road. Enlisted at the end of 1915. Killed by a shell in the trenches at Passchendaele on 21 September 1917. Age 36. Lived with his aunt, Mrs Redding. Formerly employed for 20 years at Apsley Mills (saw mills). Tyne Cot Memorial. (JD)

Cunningham, James

Cutler, Private Albert, 14th London Regiment (London Scottish), of Shendish Cottage. Died of wounds at Ypres on 17 August 1917. Age 27. Son of Harry and Laura. Husband of Emily. Member of Hemel Hempstead Athletic Club and the Highgate Harriers. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery. (StMA)

Cutler, Private Herbert Charles, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), of Felden Road. Killed in action at Combles on 30 August 1918. Age 19. Son of Walter and Maria. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Member of Hemel Hempstead Volunteers. Combles Communal Cemetery Extension. (JD)

Dagley, Private Jesse Herbert, 15th Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds in France on 16 May 1918. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery.

Dealey, Private James, 13th The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds in France on 23 April 1917. Born in Berkhamsted. Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery.

De Beger, Lance Corporal George, 5th Northants Regiment, of Leverstock Green. Enlisted with the Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 17 August 1915. Age 30. Born in Notting Hill. Husband of Minnie. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery. (LVG)

Donovan, Private John, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 9 October 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Downs, Lance Corporal TG, of 48 Burmack Row Worcestershire Regiment??

Dunn, Private George, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment, of Apsley End. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 17 February 1917. Regina Trench Cemetery.

Durrant, Captain Arthur Michael, Royal Engineers, of Leverstock Green. Died of wounds in France on 5 December 1916. Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery. See under Leverstock Green fore more details. (LVG)

Dyer, Private George, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of Lyndhurst, Bennetts End. Killed in action by a shell at the Somme on 14 October 1916. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Lonsdale Cemetery. (JD) (MBC)

Dyer, Private Harold George, 5th Lincolnshire Regiment, of 3 Queen Street. Died from pleurisy as a POW in Germany on 15 August 1918. Age 25. Son of George and Charlotte. Cologne Soutern Cemetery, Germany.

Eames, Private Fred, 1st Hampshire Regiment, of 8 South Hill Road. Died of wounds at Hooge on 31 July 1915. Age 19. Son of Walter. Hamel Military Cemetery. (StP)

Edwards, Eric

Element, Private Joseph, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 67 Chapel Street. Died of wounds in France on 21 February 1917. Age 40. Son of Sarah. Wimereaux Communal Cemetery.

Elkins, Private Cyril Ashley, 6th Northants Regiment, of 115 St John’s Road. Enlisted in March 1916. Died of wounds in France on 12 November 1916. Age 21. Contay British Cemetery.

Ellison, Private Leonard, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Chapel Street. Shot in the back of the neck whilst attacking German trenches in France on 16 May 1915. Born in Hampstead. Le Touret Memorial. (StP)

Elworthy, Second Lieutenant Sydney Richard (“Dick”), Royal Air Force, of Grove Hill. Enlisted as a flying cadet in May 1917. Died of wounds following a plane crash near Winchester on 1 September 1918. He was about to proceed overseas on active service when the accident happened near his base at Worthy Down. Age 26. Son of Harriet and the late Frederick. Following his education at Berkhamsted School, he worked at a tea plantation in Ceylon. Hemel Hempstead Cemetery.

Evans, Private Harry, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of 47 Chapel Street. Served for four years with the Hertfordshire Territorials. Killed by a shell in the trenches at Hooge on 21 September 1917. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills in the Clerical Dept. Hooge Crater Cemetery. (JD) (StP)

Evans, Private Leonard Thomas, 7th Royal Fusiliers, of 20 Church Street. Enlisted with the Royal West Kent Regiment.Killed in action in France on 24 May 1918. Age 38. Son of Walter. Husband of Lily. Formerly employed as an assistant in Roland Keen’s shop. Mesnil Communal Cemetery. (StP)

Everitt, Private Arthur Thomas, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 62 Apsley End. Enlisted in September 1914. Killed in action at Ypres on 1 March 1916. Age 36. Born in Luton. Husband of Rosa. Formerly employed at Kent’s Brushes. Member of the Quoit Club. Menin Road South Military Cemetery. (KB) (StMA)

Fairbank, Private Edward Joseph, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 49 St John’s Road. Killed in action at Pozieres on 1 July 1918. Age 18. Pozieres Memorial. (StMJ)

Farrow, Private Walter Ernest, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, of Durrants Hill. Killed in action in France on 19 July 1916. Age 18. Son of Arthur and Leonora. Educated at Apsley Boys’ School and Berkhamsted Grammar School. Formerly employed in the Civil Service. Le Touret Military Cemetery. (StMA)

Fearn, W

Fensom, Petty Officer William George, Royal Naval Air Service. Died of wounds on 12 December 1917. Ipswich Cemetery ?

Field, Sergeant Frederick, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 17 July 1916. Tincourt New British Cemetery.

Finch, Private Ernest, 23rd The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), of 11 Weymouth Street. Died of natural causes at Northampton Hospital on 13 March 1917. Age 31. Formerly employed at Nash Mills. Apsley Churchyard. (StMA)

Finch, Private William Henry, 7th Norfolk Regiment, of Lovetts End Farm. Killed by a shell whilst sheltering in a dug-out at Cambrai on 22 November 1917. Age 32. Son of William and Annie. Cambrai Memorial.

Fisher, Captain Harold DSO, 1st Manchester Regiment, of Church Croft. Joined the army as a second lieutenant in 1898 and served in the Boer War during which he was mentioned in depatches four times and was awarded the DSO. Killed in action in France on 15 December 1914. Age 37. Son of Canon Frederic Fisher. Beuvry Communal Cemetery.

Fortnum, Driver Sidney, Royal Army Service Corps, of 1 Doolittle. Enlisted in November 1916 but developed pneumonia shortly after beginning military training and died on 22 December 1916. Age 23. Born in Abbots Langley. Son of Dan and Mary. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills in the Counting House. Apsley End Churchyard. (JD) (StMA)

Fowler, Private Alfred, 7th Northants Regiment, of 17 Winifred Road. Died of wounds at Ypres on 8 June 1917. Age 40. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Husband of Maggie. Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension. (JD) (StMA)

Fowler, Francis

Fowler, Private Frank, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 36 Alma Road. Killed in action at Ypres on 5 May 1915. Age 27. Born in Berkhamsted. Son of Henry. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke. (JD)

Franklin, Private Albert, 4th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment, of Chapel Street. Killed by machine gun fire in action at Passchendaele on 9 October 1917. Age 20. Son of Annie and the late Frederick. Formerly employed as a gardener at Highfield House. Member of Hemel Hempstead Scouts. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Freeman, Private Frank, 101st Coy, Labour Corps. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers, of Watford. Died of wounds from a gas shell in France on 23 May 1918. Son of William of Westwick Row. Born in Harpenden. St Sever Cemetery Extension. (LVG)

Freeman, Rifleman Harry William, Royal Irish Rifles, of Fireman’s Cottages, Apsley Mills. Enlisted with the Northants Regiment. Killed in action at Pozieres on 24 March 1918. Age 20. Son of James and Louisa. Pozieres Memorial. (LVG) (StMA) (TW)

Frost, Henry R

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