World War 1 & 2 - Roll
of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Anonymous 2009
Wroxton War memorial tis to be found within All Saints Church, Wroxton,
Oxfordshire on the south wall. It takes the form of a wall mounted,
portrait orientated, white marble, tablet with broken pediment and raised
scroll-lined border design; abutted to the base is an additional World
War 2, landscape orientated, marble tablet; both tablets incorporate
incised inscriptions and names infilled with black enamel paint.
To the Glorious Memory of the men of
Wroxton who fought in the Great War,
and were numbered amongst those, who
at the call of King and Country, gave up
their lives that others might live in freedom.
See to it that their names are not forgotten.
Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s
Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 21 Brigade, 30th Division. Army no. 42295.
He was formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in
action at the Battle of Ypres on 28 September 1918. He was 36. He
was the son of Joseph and the late Esther Cleydon of Wroxton. He
is buried in grave I A 16 Sancourt British Cemetery, near Cambrai.
Acting Bombardier, D Battery, 317th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Army no. 85839. He was killed in action on 12 October 1918. He was
32. He was the son of Joseph and the late Esther Cleydon of Wroxton
and the husband of Hilda Cleydon, 3 Church Road, Teddington. He
is buried in grave IV E 17 Caudry British Cemetery, near Cambrai.
Lance Corporal, 9th (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of
London Regiment). He was killed in action in the fighting at the
Hindenburg Line on 21 September 1918. He has no known grave but
he is remembered on panel 3 of the Vis en Artois Memorial .
Sergeant, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, 4 Cavalry Brigade, 2nd
Cavalry Division. Army no. 285138. He was killed in action during
the Battle of St Quentin on 21 March 1918. He was 21. He was the
son of Henry and Emma Drake of Wroxton. He has no known grave but
he is remembered on panel 6 of the Pozières Memorial.
350th Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps. 49th (West
Riding) Division. Army no. M2/074212. He died on 23 September
1915. He was 22. He was the son of John and Annie Edwards of Wroxton.
He is buried in grave I J 24 Wimereux Communal Cemetery.
It is possible that he served in the Essex Regiment as mentioned
on the Memorial but no records of his service with this regiment
have survived. It is recorded that he died of an unspecified disease
and it is probable that he was in Hospital in Wimereux.
Gunner, Argyll Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, 4th
Mountain Brigade, Army no. 301046. He died on 14 November 1918
age 24. He was the son of Thomas and Rose Annie Gardner of Wroxton.
He is buried in grave 823 Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
He died of an illness at a time when the flu pandemic was sweeping
through the Army.
Private, 11th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 112 Brigade,
37th Division. Army no. 17896. He was killed in action during the
Battle of the Ancre on 15 November 1916 age 29. He was the son of
Esau and Mary Ann Hemmings of Wroxton. He has no known grave but
he is remembered on Pier and Face 9A 9B and 10B of the Thiepval
Corporal, 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry,
64 Brigade, 21st Division. Army no. 17169. He died on 15 November
1918. He was 27. He was the son of Charles and Mary Ann Hughes
of Wroxton. He is buried in grave XV B 3, Berlin South Western
It is a strong possibility that he had been a Prisoner of War.
Berlin South Western Cemetery is one of 4 cemeteries in Germany
where Commonwealth Soldiers who were buried in Germany were permanently
re-interred. His regiment was in France when he died which was
probably died from an illness, the flu pandemic being the obvious
Lance Corporal, 562nd Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Army
no. M/098295. He was killed in action on 9 April 1919, age 37.
He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Lydiatt of Wroxton. He
is buried in grave XIV A 5, Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
562nd Company was the Ammunition Column for 30th Brigade Royal
Garrison Artillery. It later served as the Corps Siege Park for
1st ANZAC and then IV Corps. The unit was responsible for moving
the various Heavy Artillery units around the Western Front. As
he is listed as being killed in action in 1919, perhaps it should
be presumed that he died in a military accident or explosion.
Private, 8th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment , 40 Brigade, 13th
Division. Army no.18725. He died on 25 August 1915. He was 24.
He was the son of John and Eleanor Neville native of Wroxton.
He is buried in grave II J 169 East Mudros Military Cemetery,
He died from an illness during the Gallipoli Campaign at the time
when the Battle of Sulva was raging
Corporal, 3rd Royal Berkshires.
information has been found about this man. The most likely possibility
George NEVILLE - Private, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess
Charlotte of Wales’ (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Army no.
220238. He was previously with The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Light Infantry. He died of his wounds on 21 March 1918. He was
21. He was the son of Charles and Emma L Neville, East Street,
Headington. He is remembered on panel 56 and 57 of the Pozières
Corporal 194th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 23rd Division.
Army no. 55086. He was formerly with The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Light Infantry. Army no. 25873. He was killed in action during the
first Battle of Passenchendaele on 17 October 1917. He was 33. He
was the son of the Rev. William and the late Sarah Shaw and the
husband of Emma Henrietta Shaw of Wroxton. He is buried in grave
VI A 17 Aeroplane Cemetery, Near Ypres.
Private, 11th Battalion, The Essex Regiment, 71 Brigade, 6th Division.
Army No. 14016. He died from his wounds on 6 October 1915 shortly
after his Regiment had been fighting at Hooge. He was 24. He was
the son of John and Susan Smart of Wooler, Northumberland. He
was a Footman at Wroxton Abbey and married Ethel Hughes in Wroxton
on 5 June 1915. He is buried in grave 11 46 St. Sever Cemetery,
as J E WHING on memorial] Private, 10th (Service) Battalion, The
Gloucestershire Regiment 1 Brigade, 1st Division. Army no. 15586.
He was formerly in The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
On the first day of the Battle of Loos, 25 September 1915, he was
killed in action. He was 30. He was the son of Charles and Mary
Whing of Wroxton. He has no known grave but he is remembered on
panel 60 to 64 of the Loos Memorial.
Lance Corporal, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Light Infantry 184 Brigade, 61st Division. Army no. 200660. He was
killed in action on the first day of the battle of St Quentin, 21
March 1918. He was 21. He was the son of Sidney and Margaret S.
Wise of Wroxton and the brother of Francis. He has no known grave
but he is remembered on panels 50 & 51 of the Pozières
Royal Flying Corps awarded Mons Star. He died on 3 January 1918
age 23. He was the son of Sidney and Margaret S Wise of Wroxton
and the brother of Arthur. He is buried in grave B 33 Teddington
Based on a report in the Banbury Guardian 24 January
Flying accident to Lieut. F.H.V. Wise RFC
Through a mishap occurring while in the air, Lieut. FHV Wise and
Lieut. Albert Payne, both of the Royal Flying Corps, were killed
at Hendon on 13 January. Lieut. Wise, who was twenty-two years,
was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Wise, of Wroxton, Oxfordshire,
and nephew of Mrs. Rogers, of the Anglers Hotel, Teddington, with
whom he resided for several years. He went to London to be articled
to a firm of solicitors and at the outbreak of war he joined the
Royal Naval Division, with which he took part in the expedition
to Antwerp and had been awarded the Mons Star. He was recommended
for a commission, and was gazetted to the Royal Naval Division,
from which he later proceeded to the Royal Flying Corps.
The gallant young officer fought with the RFC in France. He returned
to England on sick leave, and he afterwards made almost 200 flights
across the Channel. On 13 January with Lt. Payne, he was about
to pilot an aeroplane to Martlesham Heath and when the machine
was at a height of about 2,000 feet, (I think this may be a misprint
for 200 feet) it was suddenly seen to bank and then side-slip
to the ground, where it burst into flames. Both occupants were
Much sympathy is felt for his relatives and friends, also for
Miss Beatrice Hooper, to whom he became engaged only a week previously.
(Second daughter to Sub-divisional Inspector Race Hooper from
46th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. 46th
North Midland Infantry Division, British 10th Corps which was an
element of 8th Army Army no. 5387687. He died on 12 September 1944.
Aged 25. He was the son of Arthur Charles and Elsie May Berry and
the husband of Violet Mary Berry, of Grimsbury, Oxfordshire. He
is buried in grave IV C 4 Montecchio War Cemetery, Italy.
He died during the Battle of Gemmano , a battle that has been nicknamed
the "Cassino of the Adriatic". There were 11 assaults
by the Allied Forces between 4 -13 September first by the British
56th Division and then the British 46th Division. It was the Indian
4th Division who after a heavy bombardment made the twelfth attack
at 03:00 on 15 September and finally carried and secured the German
Mechanic, 2nd Class, HMS Gosling, Royal Navy RN No. L/FX. 697944.
He died on 2 November 1944. Aged 19. He was the son of Ralph and
Jane Berry of Wroxton. He is buried in grave Plot C Coll. grave
10 (Screen Wall Panel 1), Duke Street Cemetery, Southport
Gosling was commissioned on 1 July 1942 as a Fleet Air Arm Training
Establishment at Risley near Warrington. Its purpose was to train
Air Fitters, Air Mechanics, Radio Mechanics and Royal Marine Trainees
of the RN Air Station Defence Force.
The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Army no. 5385497.
He died on 30 March 1941. Aged 23. He was the son of Thomas and
Rose Ann Gardner of Wroxton. He is buried in the Churchyard of All
Saints Church, Wroxton.
He died in the United Kingdom but the cause of death is not known.
Seaman, HM Submarine Tempest, Royal Navy. Service no. C/SSX 33930.
He died on 23 February 1942. Aged 26. He was the son of John Henry
and Elizabeth Ann Pritchard of Wroxton. He has no known grave but
he is remembered on Panel 55, 3 Chatham Naval Memorial
HMS Tempest (N86) was a T-class submarine, laid down by Cammell
Laird in Birkenhead and launched in June 1941. Her career was short
and in the Mediterranean. She sailed from Malta on the night of
10 February to patrol the Gulf of Taranto. The following evening,
11 February, HMS Tempest was signalled that the Italians were aware
of a submarine in the vicinity and that it should be assumed that
her patrol had been compromised. On the 13 February HMS Tempest
was sighted on the surface by the Italian destroyer Circe. HMS Tempest
attempted to dive, but Circe began depth charging the area, eventually
resulting in oil being seen on the surface. HMS Tempest had been
crippled, and forced to surface, where she was hit by gunfire from
the Circe. The crew abandoned the submarine, and were picked up
by the destroyer. The Italians attempted to board the abandoned
vessel but were prevented by rough seas so the Italian destroyer
opened fire scoring more than a dozen direct hits, but failing to
sink the Tempest. Finally the Italians attempted to take the submarine
in tow. Two members of the destroyer’s crew boarded the submarine
and prepared the tow. As Circe manoeuvred to take up the tow, HMS
Tempest suddenly started to sink forcing those onboard to jump into
the sea. HMS Tempest slipped beneath the waves stern first with
the bows disappearing vertically.
of Wroxton who do not appear on the War Memorial
15th (Service) (2nd Birmingham) Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire
Regiment, 14 Brigade, 5th Division. Army no. 19581. He was killed
in action on 9 May 1917 probably near the Scarpe. He was 30. He
was the son of James and Kezia Freeman of Wroxton. He has no known
grave but he is remembered on Bay 3 of the Arras Memorial
5th (Service) Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal
Berkshire Regiment), 35 Brigade, 12th Division. Army no. 45782.
He was formerly with The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
He died from his wounds on 21 September 1918 following the assault
on the Hindenberg Line. He was 23. He was son of William James and
Alice Palmer and the husband of Christina Palmer, both of Wroxton.
He has no known grave but he is remembered on the addenda panel
of the Vis en Arttois Memorial.
17 June, 2021