Hodnet Church WW1 War Memorial

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Saint Luke's Church

Hodnet

Shropshire

England

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About the memorial: It is commemorates the men from Hodnet and surrounding areas who fell in the Great War
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All information is provided in good faith but, on occasions errors may occur. Should this be the case, if new information can be verified please supply it to the author and corrections will then be made. This memorial has been compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and from Ancestry.co.uk Hodnet St Luke Church War Memorial, Shropshire. For Right, Justice and Peace for Home and Country I gave my life. John BARBER. Private 8272, 1st King's Shropshire Light Infantry died 6th October 1914 aged 27. Son of George and Sarah Barber, of 5, Weston Heath, Hawkstone, Salop. At rest in the French Civilian Plot, St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Thomas BARNETT. Private 24098, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry attached to the 13th Gloucestershire Regiment died 2nd November 1918 aged 22. Son of John and Ada Barnett, of 104, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire. At rest in Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension, Oise, France. Alick BERRY Gunner 53684 Australian Field Artillery died 21st October 1918 aged 28. Son of Charles and Ada Berry, of Higgins Wood Styche, Market Drayton, Salop, England. Born at Hodnet, Salop. At rest in St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire. (Memorial has Alexander, birth name Alick ) Some notes from his army records. He joined up at Liverpool New South Wales aged 28 and 3 months. He gave his date of birth as 8th November 1889 and was born at Hodnet, Shropshire. At the time of enlistment he was living at Yarrabandia, New South Wales and he was a farmer. His father, Charles of 2 Higgins Wood, Styche formerly of Crabmill, Hodent was his next of kin. After he had completed his training he embarked for London from Sydney, New South Wales on Feldmarschall on the 19th June 1918 disembarking at London Port on the 26th August 1918. While in England he was posted to various places his last post was Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery (RBAA) Heytesbury, Wiltshire. While at this location he reported sick with flue. He was admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital at Sutton Veny Camp with Broncho Pneumonia on the 17th October 1918. He died during the evening of the 21st. He was laid to rest with full military honours. The polished elm coffin with brass fittings was draped with the Australian flag being borne to the graveside on a gun carriage on the 28th Josiah (Jesse) BERRY Private 15309, C Coy 6th King's Shropshire Light Infantry killed in action 30th June 1916 aged 21. Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Ann Berry, of (1901) Cotton, Stoke on Tern, Shropshire . Ancestry has his name (military records) as Josiah, born and lived at Hodnet, Shropshire. In 1911 census his name was Jesse and he was working on the farm aged 15 of William Preston at Cotton Farm, Hodnet, Shropshire as a waggoner. His parents and siblings were living at New Cottages, Wellington Road, Hodnet. His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 9th September 1916 revised on the 24th September 1919. At rest in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Frank BLOOR Private 18899, 7th King's Shropshire Light Infantry killed in action 13th May 1917 aged 18. Native of Endon Staffordshire Son of Noah and Hannah Bloor, nee Lindkey of Northwood, Prees, Whitchurch, Salop. Born Endon, Staffordshire. His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 1st August 1918 revised on the 5th November 1919. At rest in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, France John BRADSHAW Private 54902 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, formerly 4577 Monmouthshire Regiment killed in action 8th April 1917. Enlisted at Market Drayton, Shropshire. Son of John and Anne Bradshaw husband of Sarah Ellen Bradshaw, nee Furber of 12, School Lane, Marchamley, Shrewsbury. At rest in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. George BUCKLEY. Private M2/054875, Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps died 4th October 1918 aged 40. Son of George and Sarah Buckley, of Peplow, nr. Market Drayton; husband of Gertrude Louise Buckley, of Manor Cottage, 34, Victoria Road, Market Drayton, Salop. At rest in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Harve, France Charles CAPPER Private 154474, 58th Machine Gun Corps formerly 22071 King's Shropshire Light Infantry died of wounds 18th September 1918. Born and lived at Hodnet, Shropshire to George and Sarah. His parents were granted a war gratuity on the 3rd March 1919. It was revised on the 12th December 1919 but only his mother. In 1911 he was living with his parents at Ivy Cottage, Hopton, Hodnet, Shropshire. He was working at home. At rest in Saulcourt Churchyard Extension, Guyencourt-Saulcourt, Somme, France. William CAPPER Private 23685, 7th King's Shropshire Light Infantry killed in action 23rd July 1916. Born at Press in 1882 lived at Weston both in Shropshire and was the son of Richard and Emma who in 1891 were living at Weston Heath . His father Richard was granted a war gratuity on the 3rd August 1917 revised on the 11th October 1919. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Joseph CHETWOOD Flight Sergeant 3299, 8th Reserve Squadron Royal Flying Corps. He was killed while flying a Maurice Farman MF.11 Shorthorn along with Air Mechanic 1448 N C Smith on the 27th April 1917 at Netheravon, Wiltshire aged 24. The court of Enquiry (Air Force) came to the judgement that the accident was caused by and error of judgement , machine stalled whilst spiralling. His father William was granted a war gratuity on the 4th September 1917 revised 13th January 1920. He was born in 1893 at Hodnet to William and Esther. In 1901 for some reason his names was James and they were all living at Hopton Shropshire In 1911 aged 18 he was an apprentice electrician visiting His sister Esther and his brother in law Henry Peach at Danemore Cottage, Harrop Road, Hale, Cheshire. He is at rest in St Luke's Churchyard Extension, Weston under Redcastle, Shropshire. G Trevor COOK. It may be the following George Trevor Roper COOK. CMG, DSO, Lieutenant Colonel 20th Hussars killed in action 26th March 1918, Son of George Ward and Clementina H. Born in 1878 at Hoylake, Cheshire in 1881 aged 3 he was living with his parents and siblings at 21 Stanley Road West Hoyle, Cheshire. Husband of Alice Cook (nee Dorman), of The Dower House, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Salop. Served in the South African Campaign. Twice Mentioned in Despatches. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France Thomas COPE (Unable to find the correct record for this person listed with the CWGC) George William CUST Private 1810 Corps of Dragoons. 1st Shorpshire Yeomanry died at Minia Hospital Egypt with dysentery on the 31st July 1916. Born in 1876 at Hartlepool Durham to James and Mary Cust, of Beadle, Yorkshire He lived with his wife Frances Celia and his family at lived at 39, Crescent Rd., Dukinfield, Cheshire. In 1911 he was living with his wife and children at 8 Church Street, Prees Shropshire, working as a groom. He is at rest in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. (Ancestry has George William Cust) William DAVIES. It may be one of the following persons. Private 204271 Olmius William DAVIES, 2nd Worcestershire Regiment killed in action 14th April 1918. Born at Weston Shropshire and lived in Birmingham. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. (Wills and Admin, Ancestry.co.uk) He lived at 298 Long Lane Blackheath, Staffordshire and fell at Ypres, Belgium. His effects went to Lizzie, nee Parkes, widow He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. OR Private 40144 William DAVIES 6th South Wales Borderers formerly 4385 Monmouthshire Regiment Born at Hadnall and enlisted at Wellington, Shropshire. Died 28th May 1918 In 1911 he was living with his wife Elizabeth and their children at 31 Wrekin Road, Wellington, Shropshire he was working as street carter. His children Annie Elizabeth, born 20th April 1907, Robert William born 12th August 1908 and Florence Edith , born 9th November 1910 were granted a joint war gratuity on the 4th December 1919 their mother, Elizabeth was not mentioned. At rest in Hermonville Military Cemetery, Marne, France Bruce HALL Lieutenant. 2nd South Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 25th September 1915 aged 19. Son of Walter and Frances Gertrude Hall, of Hodnet, Salop. In 1911 he is not shown living with his parents in Hodnet. His father was a Medical Doctor. (G.P.) (Wills and Admin, Ancestry.co.uk) He lived at Hodnet, Shropshire and was killed in action at La Bassee, France 25th September 1915. His effects went to his father, Walter, surgeon. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France Warwick HALL Lieutenant 1st South Staffordshire Regiment died of wounds 1st July 1916 aged 20, Son of Walter and Frances Gertrude Hall, of Hodnet, Salop. (Wills and Admin, Ancestry.co.uk) He lived at Hodney near Market Drayton, Shropshire and died at Mametz, France 1st July 1916. His effects went to his father. At rest in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Thomas HEATH. Private 15507, 6th Kings Shropshire Light Infantry killed in action 10th August 1916. Born in 1888 at Fernhill, Shropshire. In 1911 he was living with his wife Mary Ellen, nee Woodcock and child John aged 1 at 23 Drayton Road Lostford, Market Drayton, Shropshire, occupation farm labourer. His widow was granted a war gratuity on the 31st October 1916 revised 28th August 1918. At rest in Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, HEATLEY Gerald Hudson, Private 1866, Corps of Dragoons. Shropshire Yeomanry, killed in action 4th September 1916. Son of William Vernon and Mary Ann Native of Uppington Shropshire and enlisted at Brogyntyn Camp. Buried at Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Somme, France (Note, The CWGC have a G H Heatley Private 52410, Cheshire Regiment this is may be one of the same person. A search on the BDM on Ancestry reveals that is no George Hudson, only Gerald Hudson Alan HIGGINSON Private 15308, 8th Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, killed by an aircraft bomb 27th March 1916 aged 20 at Salonika. Son of George Wright and Sarah Ann of 16. School Lane, Marchamley, Shropshire and brother of James who also fell. Buried at Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonika James HIGGINSON Private 90863, 8th Kings Liverpool Regiment killed in action 7th October aged 19 Son of George Wright and Sarah Ann of 16. School Lane, Marchamley, Shropshire and brother of James who also fell. Buried at Anneux British Cemetery, Nord France and is commemorated on a family memorial in St Luke's Churchyard, Hodnet, Shropshire William Henry HILL (Unable to find the correct record for this person listed with the CWGC) John HOWELLS Private 7179, 2nd King's Shropshire Light Infantry killed in action 29th April 1915. Born and raised at Hodnet, Shropshire. Frederick Thomas JONES Guardsman 20626 Grenadier Guards, formerly 15829 Southern Reserve Cavalry Hussars killed in action 20th October 1918. Born at Hodnet, Shropshire to James and Elizabeth. Baptised on the 25th July 1900 at Wrockwardine Wood, Shropshire. In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at 2 Manor Place, St George's Wellington, Shropshire. Frank (Francis Thomas) JONES. Military Medal. Private 13745, 7th Kings Shropshire Light Infantry died 18th August 1916 aged 19. Son of Edward & Rachel of 4. Weston Heath, Weston, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Thomas JONES. Private 23764, 7th King's Shropshire Light Infantry died of wounds 18th August 1916. Born and raised at Hodnet, Shropshire. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Christopher MACKESON 2nd Lieutenant and Adjutant, 2nd Rifle Brigade died 16th August 1917 aged 19. Son of Lieutenant Colonel William James Mackeson and Bartha, of Hodnet, Salop. Mentioned in Despatches. In 1911 he was a boarder aged 13 at West Downs School, Romsey Road, Winchester. His parents were living at The Old Rectory, Hodnet, Shropshire. At rest in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Jack MULLOCK Sergeant 230072, 10th Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, formerly 1487 Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry killed in action 22nd August 1918 aged 25. Son of Clara A. Mullock, of The Croft, Prees, Salop, and the late John Mullock; husband of Penelope Sheldon (formerly Mullock), of The Grange, Darliston, Prees, Salop. Native of Malpass Cheshire and enlisted at Hawkstone Abbey, Shropshire. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France Philip Keith POWELL 2nd Lieutenant Kings own York LI Parents lived in Marchamley Frank RIDGWAY Sapper 61179, 182nd Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers killed in action 2nd April 1916 aged 25. Native of Wollerton, Staffordshire lived at Market Drayton, Shropshire son of Richard and Martha Ridgway, of Hodnet, Shropshire. In 1911 he was living with his parents at 40 Bean Bank, Wollerton, Salop and was a carter at a mill. His father was granted a war gratuity on the 3rd July 1917 revised on the 10th October 1919. He is commemorated on the France Memorial 1914 - 1918, Berkshire. The FRANCE (1914-1918) MEMORIAL commemorates Commonwealth casualties who died in France during the First World War but for whom no graves could be found. Some notes for what remains of his army records. He joined up at Aldershot on the 8th February 1915 aged 24 and 270days. He lived at 40 Bean Bank, Wollerton, Shropshire with his parents, his occupation prior to enlistment was an engine driver. After he had completed his training he was posted to France of the 20th October 1915 , marched into Base Depot to await his posting. On the 8th November 1915 he was sent to join his unit and on the 2nd April 1916 he was killed in action. He had only been in France 156 days. Henry Samuel ROBERTS Sergeant 240987, 1/6th Cheshire regiment killed in action 16th February 1918. Buried at Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel Le Grand, Somme, France Alfred James STEVENS 2nd Lieutenant 142nd Royal Air Force attached 1st Garrison Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment died 21st September 1918 aged 23. Son of the Rev. Alfred James and Florence Stevens, of The Manse, Wollerton, Market Drayton, Salop. Buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel Herbert THOMASON Private 32077, 14th Service Battalion, West of England, Gloucestershire Regiment, formerly 3219, Herefordshire Regiment killed in action 24th April 1917 age 23. Native of Weston near Hodnet, Buried at Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne France John William TINSLEY Private 15348, 2nd Leinster Regiment Royal Canadians, formerly 33210, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, killed in action 27th March 1918 aged 20. Native of Hodnet and son of William and Sarah Tinsley, of Oakland Nook Lane, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury. Buried at Roisel Communal Cemetery, Extension, Somme, France John WOOLLEY Driver 201910, A Battery 158th Brigade Royal Field Artillery died 3rd June 1918 aged 24. Son of William and Sarah Woolley, of Station Road Farm, Hodnet, Market Drayton, Salop. Commemorated on a family memorial in St Luke's Churchyard, Hodnet, Shropshire. At rest in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France. Ernest WORRALL Private 21343, 1st Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, died 19th September 1918 aged 21. Son of Mrs. Edith Annie Worrall, of 24, Bowling Green, Peplow, Market Drayton, Salop. Commemorated on the Vis En Artois Memorial, France Remember me in the House of Prayer. Not on the memorial but have a connection with Hodnet, Shropshire. Private 6543 Samuel BARNETT, 7th North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action 25th January 1917 aged 33 at Mesopotamia. Son of Mrs. Sarah Barber, of 9, Drayton Road, Hodnet, Salop. His mother was granted a war gratuity on the 30th November 1918 revised on the 27th November 1919. Awarded the Delhi Durbat Medal. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. Private 11317 William John DODD, 5th King's Shropshire Light Infantry died 11th September 1916 aged 24. Son of Elizabeth Ann Dodd, of 7, Drayton St., Hodnet, Salop, and the late John Dodd. At rest in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Shawbury, Shropshire. Private 28692 John HOLDING, 22nd Welsh Regiment died in England 23rd November 1915 Born at Hodnet, Shropshire At rest in Layton Cemetery, Blackpool, Lancashire. Private 12166 Henry MIDDLETON, 16th Lancashire Fusiliers died of wounds 12th July 1916 aged 38?. Born at Hodnet and lived in Manchester son of Rachel. At rest In Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery, Extension, Somme, France.

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