Markyate

Markyate War Memorial

Abbott, Sergeant Harry, 1st Sherwood Foresters. Formerly with the Yorkshire Regiment. Died of cerebal haemorrhage in Egypt on 1 July 1918. Age 25. Son of Francis and Annie. Husband of Adelaide. Formerly employed at the Gas Works. Cairo War Memorial.

Allen, Private Horace Moss, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 17 Hicks Road. Killed in action at the Somme on 14 February 1917. Age 30. Born in Aley Green, Luton. Son of Frederick and Emily. Thiepval Memorial.

Andrews, Private Charles, 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers, of High Street. He was gassed during the early part of the war and after an apparent recovery was sent to Salonika from where he returned an invalid and died on 24 October 1919. Age 35. Son of William and Annie. Husband of Mrs ME Andrews. Buried at Markyate Church.

Andrews, Private Frederick, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 27 September 1916. Thiepval Memorial. (FL)

Andrews, Private Percy, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment, of Flamstead. Died of wounds in France on 4 June 1918. St Sever Cemetery Extension. (FL)

Ayres, Gunner AC, 199th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on 19 June 1919. Age 31. Son of Walter and Eliza. Husband of Minnie. Buried at Markyate Church.

Beaumont, Sergeant Albert James, 27th Training Reserve, Bedfordshire Regiment, of 38 High Street. Died on 12 December 1916. Age 24. Member of the Oddfellows. Buried at Markyate Church.

Blake, Driver Tom F, Royal Engineers, of 2 Council Houses, Caddington. Died of wounds at Sheffield Hospital on 16 September 1917. Buried at Markyate Church.

Butterfield, Bombardier George, 104th Coy Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia on 13 September 1916. Baghdad War Cemetery.

Cain, Rifleman Harry Leslie, 10th King’s Royal Rifles. Killed in action while attacking German trenches at the Somme on 3 September 1916. Thiepval Memorial.

Cain, Lance Corporal Aubrey Spencer, 11th Suffolk Regiment of 128 High Street. Joined the Bedfordshire Regiment in December 1913. He was an expert signaller. Killed in action in France on 10 April 1917. Age 20. Son of Harry and Eliza. Member of Markyate Scouts. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.

Chalkley, Corporal Frederick, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 9 November 1914. Age 22. Son of William. Le Touret Memorial.

Chalkley, Lance Corporal Horace, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres on 26 October 1914. Age 24. Son of William. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Collings-Wells, Lieutenant Colonel John Stanhope, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Caddington Hall. Killed in action at the Somme on 27 March 1918. Age 38. Son of Arthur and Caroline. Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery.

Coote, Private Leonard, 8th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Markyate. Died of wounds in Belgium on 20 April 1916. Born in Flamstead. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Currant, Private Amos, 433rd Agricultural Coy., Labour Corps. Died on 16 November 1917. Age 45. Son of the late Samuel. Husband of the late Jane. Formerly employed as a farm worker. Buried at Markyate Church.

Davies, Corporal John H, 1st / 4th Lincolnshire Regiment. Enlisted in Luton. Killed in action at Loos on 13 October 1915. Age 21. Son of Richard and Sarah.

Davies, John was a Corporal in the 13th King’s (Liverpool Regiment) and was killed in action on the Somme on 14 July 1916. He was born in Liverpool and married Elizabeth Mailes of Markyate in 1909. He is commemmorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Draper, Private William Cecil, 8th Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 3 May 1917. Arras Memorial.

Farr, Private Frank, 3rd Bedfordshire Regiment, of 24-26 Pickford Road. He was discharged because of wounds and then died in hospital on 15 April 1917. Age 35. Husband of Maria. Buried at Markyate Church.

Farr, Private Leonard, 2nd Highland Light Infantry. Enlisted in August 1914. Killed in action in France on 17 April 1916. Tranchee de Mecknes Cemetery.

Flitton, Rifleman Edgar, 11th Rifle Brigade, of 13 London Road. Killed in action in France on 4 December 1918. Age 19. Son of John. Solesmes British Cemetery.

Fountain, Company Sergeant Major Arthur (“Jack”) . Killed in action at the Somme on 27 September 1916. Age 35. Son of Sarah and the late William. Thiepval Memorial.

Fountain, Private Harry, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 23 April 1917. Age 29. Son of Sarah and the late William. Arras Memorial.

Gant, Private Leslie Howard, 7th The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action at the Somme on 23 August 1918. Becourt Military Cemetery.

Gregory, Private William, 1st / 5th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Egypt on 9 November 1918. Cairo War Cemetery.

Hayward, Private George Herbert, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 59 London Road. Died of gas poisoning in France on 12 May 1915. Age 40. Le Touquet-Paris Plage Communal Cemetery.

How, Private George, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Belgium on 9 September 1917. Son of Hermon. Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery.

Impey, Private Percy, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 103 High Street. Killed in action at Ypres on 12 June 1915. Larch Wood Cemetery.

Ivory, Private George, 6th Royal Berkshire Regiment. Enlisted with the Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 1 November 1916. Thiepval Memorial. (HH)

Jackson, Private Lawrence, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Blackslough. Reported missing and was killed in action in France on 12 October 1916. Age 20. Born in Stopsley. Son of Arthur and Emma. Thiepval Memorial.

Kitchener, Lance Corporal George, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Beechwood. Killed by a shell in the trenches in France on 10 November 1915. Born in Richmond. Bienvillers Military Cemetery. (FL)

Lines, Private Frank, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 15 July 1916. Thiepval Memorial.

James Loveridge, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action in May 1916.

Mead, Private John, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment, of 1 Luton Road. Died of wounds in France on 13 October 1918. Age 35. Husband of Emily. Terlincthun British Cemetery.

Mooring, Private Arthur George, 3rd Coldsream Guards, of 65 High Street. Killed in action in France on 9 October 1915. Age 27. Lillers Communal Cemetery.

Potton, Private Herbert Wilson, 9th East Surrey Regiment, of 64 Ebberns Road. Killed in action at Ypres on 13 June 1917. Age 32. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Son of William of High Street, Markyate. Husband of Emily. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. (HH) (JD) (StMA)

Robinson, Private Herbert, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 16 May 1915. Le Touret Memorial.

Roch, Lieutenant Marcel, French Engineers. Enlisted in 1914.

Smith, Private Albert, 13th Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France on 28 April 1917. Born in Watford.

Smith, Private James, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Caddington. Killed in action in France on 3 May 1917. Albert and James Smith were the sons of Aaron and Susan Smith of Luton Road, Markyate, the family being hawkers.

Spary, Private Ralph, 1st / 5th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 2 Pickford Road. Enlisted and served with the Royal Engineers at Gallipoli. Then went to Egypt and served in the Sinai desert. Transferred to the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gaza on 3 November 1917. Age 21. Son of Frank and Agnes. Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Israel.

Stevens, Private Harry, 3rd Reserve, Machine Gun Corps, of 9 Cleveland Road. Died of influenza at home on 10 November 1918. Age 25. Son of Charles and Louisa. He had served in Salonika for three years. Markyate New Churchyard.

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

Wilder, Private George (“Hopner”), 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 29 High Street. Killed in action at the Somme on 16 November 1916. Age 22. Son of Susan. Played for Markyate Football Club. Thiepval Memorial.

Wright, Private John Henry (“Jummer”), 11th Middlesex Regiment, of Luton Road. Died of wounds in France on 25 November1917. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery.

Markyate soldiers not recorded on the War Memorial:

Skeggs, Private Stanley Oliver, 1st South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 26 October 1917.

Spary, Lance Corporal Fred, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres on 29 October 1914. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

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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