Hemel Hempstead soldiers not recorded on the War Memorial

Brinklow, Private Thomas, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 3rd July 1916. Ovilliers Military Cemetery. He was born in Hemel Hempstead and lived in Watford.

Buck, Private Joseph, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action on 7 August 1918. Age 20. Born in Boxmoor. Son of William and Sarah Annie of North Grove Lock, Hunton Bridge. Pozieres Memorial.

Burns, Private John, Bedfordshire Regiment, of Hemel Hempstead. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment in August 1914. He lost a leg, an eye and suffered other facial injuries during the war and died in June 1921.

Clamp, Company Sergeant Major F Arthur, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of The Lodge, Westbrook Hay. Killed in action in France on 24 August 1918. Age 23. Born in Snareston, Leics. Son of Alice. Warlencourt British Cemetery.

Clark, Private John William, 5th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, of Apsley End. Killed in action in France on 23 March 1918. Age 40. Born in Rye. Son of John and Mary. Husband of Lizzie. Pozieres Memorial. (TW)

Collins, Private William Cecil, Hertfordshire Regiment, of Boxmoor. Died of wounds in France on 4 November 1918. Born in Fleeton Marston, Bucks. Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension.

Croft, Sergeant George, 2nd Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action on 12 October 1916. Age 26. Born in Leverstock Green. Son of Caroline of 1 Tucker Street, Watford. Thiepval Memorial.

Fowler, Private William, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, of 36 Alma Road. Enlisted in 1915. After four years service he suffered from rheumatism and spent time in hospital in France, Leicester and finally West Herts Hospital where he died on 6 May 1919. Age 34. Son of Henry.

George, Private Sidney Russell, Machine Gun Corps, of 97 Bury Road. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment in May 1915 aged 17. He went to France with the 8th Battalion and then transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. He was wounded three times, gassed twice and was once buried alive for three days. He was discharged in April 1919 still suffering from the effects of gas. His condition became worse and he died at home on 29 September 1920. Age 23. Son of Henry and Louisa. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills in the Card Dept. Hemel Hempstead Cemetery.

Gillett, Driver Richard Francis, Army Service Corps. Killed in action by shell-fire on 7 August 1916. Age 28. Born in Derby. Son of Leonard and Edith. Formerly employed as a clerk for Messrs Adams and Colvile, solicitors of Hemel Hempstead. He was temporary honorary secretary of the Hemel Hempstead Volunteer Training Corps.

Howe -This name is not recorded on a war memorial. However in the 1.1.1916 gazette it is reported that a Pte Howe of Hemel Hempstead was killed in action.

Jerram, W. L. -This name is not recorded on a war memorial. However it is reported in the 1.12.1917 gazette that a Pte W.L. Jerram of Boxmoor was killed in action at St Julien on 31.7.1917

King, Private GF, 18th (Queen Mary’s Own) Hussars, of Astley Road. Served in India and the Boer War. Enlisted as a reservist at the start of the war. Died of a cerebral haemorrhage on 14 December 1917. Age 42. Hemel Hempstead Cemetery.

Lockyer, Private Stanley Watkins, Inns of Court OTC. Died of influenza at West Herts Hospital on 10 November 1918. Nephew of Mr F Lockyer of Apsley. He formerly lived in South Africa. Hemel Hempstead Cemetery.

Maxted, Lieutenant William Henry, 3rd Sqdn. Royal Air Force, of High Street. Enlisted in August 1917. During his flying service, he shot down six German planes including a couple of Fokkers and four two-seaters. Killed in a flying accident whilst on target practice in France on 17 December 1918. Age 19. Son of James Samuel and Minnie. Etaples Military Cemetery.

Mead, Private Horace, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, of Piccotts End. Wounded in France and invalided home. Killed in a motor accident in Dovercourt on 5 February 1915. Age 36. Harwich Cemetery.

Purton, Lance Corporal George Harry, 2nd Oxfordshire and Bucks Light Infantry. Died of wounds on 6 August 1916. Age 24. Son of the late Harry of Boxmoor. Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension.

Rodwell, Private Frederick, Bedfordshire Regiment, of 77 Weymouth Street, Hemel Hempstead. Died at home in Apsley of tuberculosis on 23 September 1916. Age 20. Son of Herbert and Minnie. Member of the Apsley Church Lads Brigade and Bible Class.

Savel, Lieutenant Harold Richard, 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles), of the White House, Hemel Hempstead. Killed in action in France on 25 May 1915. Age 23. Son of Richard and Edith. Formerly employed at Apsley Mills. Guards Cemetery. (JD)

Thornhill, Private John Oswald, 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment of Boxmoor. Killed in action on 25 April 1917. Age 23. Son of Mrs. Johanna W. of 106 New Garden Street, Georgetown, British Guyana. Arras Memorial.

Tuckwell, Private Stewart William, 10th Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regt). Killed in action at Vimy Ridge on 28 April 1917. Age 40. Son of David and Mary. Husband of Rhoda. Before emigrating, he worked for “The Gazette” as the football reporter. Vimy Memorial.

Wiseman, Harry, Royal Horse Artillery, of Albion Hill. Kicked to death by a horse in c.1920. Son of the late Samuel and Mary.

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