War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2016
is to be found on the wall inside St. Mary the Virgin Church, Rectory
Way, Wappenham. It takes the form of a wall mounted, brass, memorial
plaque that is mounted on wooden backboard. The lettering is black,
with a depiction of cross within the crown at the top centre of the
plaque; there is also a decorative border and laurel garlands in relief,
either side of the names. There are 10 names in total for World War
1 whih are listed with their rank and regiment.
note: The names here have been sorted into alphabetical
order for ease of research and reading
copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2016
the Glorious Memory
Of the Men of Wappenham
Who laid down their lives
In the War
Pro Patria Their Name Liveth for Evermore
21 June, 2016
6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Born 15 August 1894
son of Evans Thomas Chapman admitted to Wappenham School 1902.
Corporal 204105, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed
in action 23 March 1918. Aged 25. Enlisted Norrthampton, resident
Towcester. Son of Henry and Charlotte Dunkley, of Wappenham,
Towcester, Northants. Formerly 1019, Northamptonshire Yeomanry.
Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE, Aisne, France. Plot IV.
Row G. Grave 10.
as Walter J] Private 9900, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment.
Killed in action 6 August 1916. Aged 24. Born Preston Capes,
Northamptonshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of Levi Hamp, of
23, Overstone, Northampton, and the late Jane Hamp. Born 6 September
1892, admitted to Wappenham School 1903, son of Levi Hamp. Baptised
13 November 1892 in Gayton, Northamptonshire. In the 1911 census
he was aged 18, son of Levi and Jane Hamp, a Farm Labourer,
born Preston Capes, Newfield, resident Astwell Cottages, Brackley,
Astwell with Falcutt, Northamptonshire. Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY,
MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 4.
G/22576, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed
in action 12 October 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Wappenham,
enlisted Northampton. Son of Mary Emma Lawrence, of Pittams
Cottage, Wappenham, Towcester, Northants, and the late William
Fowler Laurence. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.
4766, 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's). Died of wounds
5 April 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Wappenham, enlisted
Northampton. Son of Annie Lester, of Wappenham, Towcester, Northants.
Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France.
Plot III. Row D. Grave 30.
212000, "C" Battery, 50th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Died 5 February 1920. In the 1911 census he was the grandson
of Sarah Needle, aged 13, born Towcester, resident Perrys Lane,
Wappenham, Towcester, Northamptonshire. In the 1901 census he
was aged 3, grandson of John and Susan Needle, son of Mary Ann
Needle (unmarried), born Towcester, resident The Street, Perrys
Lane, Wappenham, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Buried in COLOGNE
SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot VI. Row
B. Grave 16.
Army Service Corps
Frederic William SECKINGTON served as Lamnce Corporal 73368,
10th Battalion, Sherwwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire &
Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action 22 April 1918. Aged
23. Born Duston, Northants, enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr.
W. G. Seckington, of 88, Harlestone Rd., St. James, Northampton.
Formerly 32054, Northamptonshire Regiment. No kinown grave.
Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 52
from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index
of Wills and Administrations), 1919:
Frederic William of 88 Harlestone-road Northampton
died 22 April 1918 in France Administration (with Will) London
21 March to William George Seckington shoemaker's foreman.
Effects £245 16s 8d.
was a Fred Seckington in the 1891 census he was aged 12, grandson
of Daniel and Charlotte Seckington, working on farm, born
Renishaw, Derbyshire, resident Radmore, Wappenham, Towcester,
was a Fred Seckington baptised 3 August 1879 at Helmdon, Northants,
son of Joseph and Mary Seckington.
William aka Jim
P.W.6007, 18th Battalion [memorial states 14th], Duke of Cambridge’s
Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 17 August 1916. Born
and resident Wappenham, enlisted Northampton. Formerly G/28848,
13214, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action
15 September 1915. Aged 24. Born Wappenham, enlisted Northampton.
Son of William and Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead, of Wappenham,
Towcester, Northants. Buried in POINT 110 OLD MILITARY CEMETERY,
FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 8.