Name Profile

Adrian, Harry

Private 7221, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday, 3rd November 1914 in Belgium, aged 33. 1st Northants were fighting at Shrewsbury Wood, near Ypres during the First Ypres on 3rd November . Born Birmingham, enlisted Northampton. Son of the late Bartholomew and Martha Adrian. Bartholomew Adrian lived at 109 St. Leonards Road, Far Cotton, Northampton (1911 census).

Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, panel 43 and 45.

Aldridge, Albert (Victor)

Able Seaman R/1901, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action Wednesday, 21st August 1918 in France, aged 18. Born Far Cotton in 17 th June 1899, Northampton and enlisted 19 th June 1917. Drafted to the British Expeditionary Force, France 1 st June 1918. Was wounded in July 1918. Son of Alfred Reuben and Mary Aldridge of 77 Euston Road, Far Cotton, Northamptonshire.

Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France; Panel 1 and 2

Aldridge, Bertram Reuben

Private 12911, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 14th July 1916 in France, aged 22. At 4.30 a.m. on that day the Battalion lead an attack on Trones Wood and rushed the redoubt in the southern part of Central Trench at 6 a.m. after strong resistance. The Wood was captured by 9 a.m. Born St Mary's (Far Cotton), Northampton and son of Alfred Reuben and Mary Aldridge of 77 Euston Road, Far Cotton, Northamptonshire.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France; Pier and Face 11a and 11d.

Arnold, Howard Percy

Lance Corporal 12501, 75th Field Company, Corps of Engineers. Killed in action Wednesday, 28th November 1917 in France, aged about 28. Born in London and enlisted in Rugby, Warwickshire. Husband of L Arnold of 22, Euston Road, Far Cotton. Northampton.

Buried at the Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres, France II. A. 14

Ashby, Albert

Private 13292, Depot, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Wednesday, 20th March 1918 in Northampton, aged 25. Born in Northampton and enlisted there 1 st September 1914. Embarked to France 5 th July 1915 and posted to the 1 st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment on the 7 th July. Wounded in both legs at Vermelles on 25 th September 1915 when the 1st Battalion took part in the first day of the Battle of Loos. During this action the 1 st Northamptons attacked the German trenches just north of Loos: the German wire was uncut and the Battalion were pinned down for hours in No Man’s Land and took grievous losses. He was admitted to No.25 General Hospital at Dammes-Camiers on 30 th September then brought back to England on 9 th October 1915 aboard Hospital Ship “Brighton”, being posted to “Depot”. He was discharged as unfit for service on 19 th March 1916, and was still convalescing at the “Star & Garter” in Richmond in September 1916. The Managing Director of his previous employer, British Chrome Tanning Company, wrote on Albert Ashby’s behalf and successfully petitioned for an increase in his pension. Son of Mr Edward Albert and Mrs C Ashby of 82, St Leonards Road, Far Cotton, Northampton, and husband of Nellie Ashby (nee Coe) of 44, Lawrence Street, Northampton, who married Albert on the 1 st July 1916 at St. Mary’s, Far Cotton.

Buried at Northampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery 447.2.17371 on 25 th March 1918. GRO deaths Hardingstone 1918 1st quarter 3b 38.

Ashby, Fred

Private 32032, 1/4th Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Friday, 4th May 1917 on SS " Transylvania". At 10 am on the 4th the Transylvania was struck in the port engine room by a torpedo from German submarine U63, commanded by Kapitan Lieutnant Otto Schultse. At the time the ship was on a zig-zag course at a speed of 14 knots, being two-and-a-half miles south of Cape Vado, Gulf of Genoa, Italy. She at once headed for the land two miles distant, while the Japanese destroyer Matsu came alongside to take off the troops, saving the lives of 4,000 soldiers and nurses on board, the Japanese destroyer Sakaki meanwhile steaming round to keep the submarine submerged. Twenty minutes later a torpedo was seen coming straight for the destroyer alongside, and struck the Transylvania which sank very quickly, in fact in less than an hour since she was first hit. 31 officers and 383 other ranks were lost, including Private Ashby. In Savona cemetery is a memorial on which are named 275 casualties from the Transylvania whose graves are not known. The municipal authorities erected a marble tablet and the survivors collected funds for a memorial (now re-erected at Bergeggi). Born Semilong, Northampton and enlisted in Northampton in 1915 but, due to the importance of his occupation, was not called up until 1917. Husband of Laura Ashby (nee Spriggs) of 20, Raymond Road, St James, Northampton. They married at St Mary’sChurch, Far Cotton on 5 th August 1913.

Bailey, Archibald Thomas

Bailey, Archibald ThomasPrivate 201452, "B" Company, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday, 19th April 1917 aged about 20, in an attack against Gaza, Palestine. The Battalion suffered heavy losses (20 officers out 21, 366 other ranks). After the battle the Divisional commander issued the following message to the troops:-”All ranks, those who fell and those who survived, acted up to the very highest traditions of the British Army. Actual success was an impossibility, and I do not believe that any troops in the world could have done more or shown greater gallantry or better discipline.” Born Far Cotton, enlisted Northampton. Son of Elizabeth Ann Bailey, of 3, Alton Terrace, Far Cotton, Northampton, and the late Arthur Charles Bailey.

Buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Israel XV. E. 14.

Bandy, George Herbert (or HG)

Bandy, George Herbert (or HG) Private 14610, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 17th February 1917 in France aged about 22. Born Far Cotton, enlisted Northampton. Son of George and Mary J Bandy of 47, Thirlestane Road, Far Cotton, Northamptonshire (1901 census).

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

Barton, Richard John

Barton, Richard John Private 15150, 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham & Derbyshire) Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 26th September 1915 in Loos, France aged about 25. Born Little Houghton, Northants in 1888, enlisted Chesterfield in September 1914. Son of Henry Barton 136, Southampton Road, Far Cotton, Northampton.

Buried Vermelles British Cemetery, France I. G. 28.

Batchelor, Henry

Batchelor, HenryPrivate 16841. 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Sunday, 5th December 1915 in near Loos, France, aged about 30. Born Rugby and enlisted Northampton. Son of Eliza Smith of 22 Henley Street, Far Cotton, Northampton (1911 census).

Baxter, Reginald

Baxter, Reginald Private 22917. 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. He was sent to France in May 1916 as a machine gunner. Wounded by a gunshot wound to the head on 9 th September, he died Sunday, 10th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme in France. He was aged 20. On the 9th September, the 1 st Battalion was involved in an action to clear High Wood. They occupied a new mine crater blown 30 seconds before zero hour, but they were bombed out 90 minutes later. Born Wellingborough in October 1895, he enlisted in Northampton. Son of Thomas and Agnes Baxter of 94, Southampton Road, Far Cotton, Northampton.

Buried Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-LAbbe, France IV. C. 34.

Baxter, Walter Sidney

Rifleman 592981. "G" Company. 2nd/18th Battalion. London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Killed in action probably during operations in the Jordan Valley, Saturday, 30th March 1918 with Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Born Far Cotton, enlisted Northampton. Son of Sam and Emily Ann Baxter, of 76, Rothersthorpe Road, Far Cotton, Northampton.

Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial Panel 51.

Bayliss, Charles Edward

Bayliss, Charles Edward Private 14608. 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action during the attack on Trones Wood, Somme, France on Saturday, 14th July 1916, aged 22. At 4.30 a.m. on that day the Battalion lead an attack on Trones Wood and rushed the redoubt in the southern part of Central Trench at 6 a.m. after strong resistance. The Wood was captured by 9 a.m. Born St James, Northampton, enlisted Northampton on 4 th September 1914: after enlisting he was posted to Colchester. He was posted to France 26 th July 1915. Son of Eliza Bayliss of 5 Alma Street, Far Cotton, Northamptonshire (1901 Census) later Mrs Blunt, 105 St Leonards Road, Far Cotton (1916). His brother William Bayliss (below) was also killed. His fiancée kept in touch with Charles’ mother until her death despite remarrying and moving to Canada.

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

Bayliss, William Francis

Bayliss, William Francis Private 614275. Transferred from the Norfolk Regiment (32195) to 176th Company, Labour Corps. Died of pneumonia in France Thursday, 14th, November 1918 aged 27. Born and enlisted in Northampton in March 1917. Son of Eliza Bayliss of 5 Alma Street, Far Cotton, Northamptonshire (1901). Husband of Nellie White (formerly Bayliss nee Mumford), of 4, Doddridge Square, Northampton who was left with 2 children He was formerly employed by the L & N W Railway. His 4 brothers-in-law also served.

Buried Lille Southern Cemetery, France I. A. 7.

Bazeley, George Quest

Private 146030, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. Died Thursday 14th November 1918 in the UK (probably Wiltshire) aged 28. Husband of Edith May Elizabeth Bazeley (nee Chaplin) of 52, London Road, Far Cotton: they married at St Marys, Far Cotton, on 23rd March 1918.

Buried on the 20th November 1918 in Northampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery 446. 3. 17316.

Betts, Frederick

Betts, FrederickCorporal 10671. 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action Thursday 12th April 1917 aged about 22 in France. Born Hardingstone, Northamptonshire and enlisted in Northampton. Son of Tom and Ellen Betts of 26 Clinton Road, Far Cotton, Northampton (1901 Census).

Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France Bay 6.

Bignell, Arthur Robert

Bignell, Arthur Robert Private 200641 (formerly 3134), 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died in the 45 th General Hospital, El Arish, Egypt of gunshot wounds to his legs incurred at Wilhelma , Palestine on Sunday 2nd December 1917, aged 23. Enlisted 3rd November 1914 in Northampton. He embarked on HMT “Royal George” at Devonport on 29 th July 1915 for the Gallipoli campaign. He disembarked at Sulva Bay on 15 th August 1915 and by 30 th November the Battalion was reduced by casualties and disease from 28 officers and 913 men to just 4 officers and 200 men. On the 8 th of December the Battalion were evacuated to Mudros and after a weeks rest, embarked on HMT “Alaunia” landing at Alexandria, Egypt on 18 th December. On the 11 th May 1916, Bignell was admitted for convalescence at Abbassia suffering from scabies but returned to his unit at Kubri by the 2 nd June. In April 1917 the Battalion were involved in a battle around the Sheikh Abbas Ridge, Gaza, suffering serious casualties. Heavy fighting continued during October and November and it was during a fight against the Turks who were attempting to cut the Jaffa-Jerusalem road, that Bignell was wounded on the 29 th November 1917. His papers after the War show he was alternatively a Lance Corporal or a Private: he lost his “Lance stripe” for “neglect of duty” on the 10 th November 1917, shortly before he died. He was a labourer prior to the War. Son of William and Sarah Bignell, of 54, Abbey Road, Far Cotton, Northampton.

Buried Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt E. 221.

Bignell, Victor

Private 35326, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday, 25th May 1918 as a prisoner of war in Germany aged 19. Enlisted 10 th November 1916, he was posted to the British Expeditionary Force 14 th January 1918. He was posted missing on the 22 nd March 1918, during the German offensive. He was confirmed as a prisoner of war by a post card and his death was confirmed from Zerbst Camp. Anhalt, Germany where he was originally buried in the POW cemetery. Born Paulerspury, Northamptonshire in 1899. Son of John and Emma Bignell, of 34, Southampton Road, Far Cotton, Northampton.

Buried in Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Berlin, Brandenburg, X. B. 6: he died as a prisoner of war.

Blick, Robert William

Blick, Robert William Private 42274, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment (formerly 58361 Northamptonshire Regiment). Killed in action Monday, 2nd September 1918 in France, aged 25, by a sniper's bullet. Born in Northampton, enlisted Northampton in April 1918. Son of Arthur and Annie Dent Blick and grandson of Mrs Lawson of 106, Euston Road, Far Cotton, Northampton. He was employed by the Premier Accumulator Company, Northampton, working as an electrical engineer.

Buried Bancourt British Cemetery, France II. A. 17.

Botterill, William Thomas

Botterill, William ThomasPrivate G/67723, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action Friday, 27th September 1918 aged 35, during the Battle of Cambrai, France. Born in Hardingstone, Northampton, enlisted in Northampton in June 1916. He was involved in various engagements including the Battle of Passchendaele and was wounded and invalided home before returning to France. Husband of Alice Jane Botterill, of 144, Adnitt Road., Northampton.

Buried Ribecourt Railway Cemetery, France A8.

Bray, John

Bray, John Private 12586, 5th (Pioneer) Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 5th August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme in France, aged 19, by a shell whilst returning with a working party from an advanced position. According to the book Kitcheners Pioneers, they were surprised by Germans hiding from shelling whilst digging a communication trench linking up to a newly captured position: an officer and three other men were also killed. The Battalion was part of the 12th Division attacking Ration Trench. A key position in the new line was Mouquet Farm at the apex of a British salient jutting out into the German lines. This left British troops in an exposed position but with the possibility of breaking the enemy line however, the position was subjected to numerous counter attacks. Born in Far Cotton, Northampton and enlisted in Northampton on 29 th August 1914 and was trained at Shorncliffe Camp near Folkestone and moved to Aldershot in early 1915. He embarked for France on the “Ivanhoe” 31 st May 1915. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bray, of 38, Thirlestane Road., Far Cotton, Northampton. He was formerly employed at Rice's Foundry, Northampton as an Iron Moulder.

He was buried west of La Boisselle, but his grave was lost and the map reference of his grave on his service record is incomplete: he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

Brinklow, Harry

Brinklow, HarryDriver 113825, 62nd Battery. 3rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia in hospital in Salonika Sunday, 27th August 1916, aged 29. Born Northampton, enlisted Northampton in October 1915. In Salonika from March 1916, he served on the Doiran and Vardar fronts. Son of John Thomas Brinklow, of 127, Euston Road., Far Cotton, Northampton, and the late Harriett Brinklow. He was previously employed for 12 years on the Northampton Corporation Tramways.

Buried Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece 1712. Driver Brinklow is also remembered on his mother's gravestone in Northampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery.

Brown, Alfred

Private 205032, 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 22nd July 1918 in France. Born and enlisted in Northampton. Possibly son of Alfred and Mary A Brown of 100, Oxford Street, Far Cotton, Northampton. (1901 Census).

Buried Carvin Communal Cemetery, France II. D. 2.

or Arthur

Brown, Arthur Gunner 100943, 145th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Tuesday, 17th September 1918 in France. Enlisted in Northampton. Son of Walter and Hannah Brown of 34, St Leonards Road, Far Cotton, Northampton. (1901).

Buried Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France IV. M. 13.

Brown, Herbert Charles

Brown, Herbert CharlesPrivate 1580, "A" Squadron, 3rd/1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Died during his training of appendicitis in Cambridge hospital on Wednesday, 19th May 1915. He was aged 19. Born Paulerspury, Northampton and enlisted Northampton in December 1914. Son of Oliver Thomas Brown and Emma Brown, of 27, Clinton Road, Far Cotton, Northampton. Brother of William J Brown (below).

Buried Northampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery 273. 10648.

Brown, William J

Brown, William J Private 27917, 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 26th or 27th September 1917 around Zonnebeke, Belgium, aged 19. Enlisted in September 1915 in Northampton, he trained at Halton Park, Buckinghamshire. Originally with the 3 rd/4 th Northamptonshire Regiment (4724), he was transferred to the East Yorkshires and went to the front in September 1916. He fought in the Battles of the Somme and Passchendaele. Son of Oliver Thomas Brown and Emma Brown, of 27, Clinton Road, Far Cotton, Northampton. Brother of Herbert Charles Brown (above).

Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium, Panel 47 to 48 and 163A.

Brown, Joseph

Brown, Joseph Private 15869, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 14th February 1916 in Belgium, aged about 18. Born in All Saints, Northampton, he also enlisted in Northampton. He was formerly employed by the Northampton Brewery Company. Son of Mr & Mrs J Brown of 12, Old Towcester Road, Cotton End, Northampton.

Buried Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium I. H. 10.

Cadd, Cecil Leonard

Cadd, Cecil Leonard Private 20149, “B” Company, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. He received gunshot wounds to his back and spine in France on the 14 th July 1916 and died on Sunday, 23rd July 1916 at Cambridge Hospital, aged 24. Born Northampton, he enlisted in Kettering, Northamptonshire on 12 th July 1915. Arrived in France 20 th October 1915, in February 1916, he was invalided home with trench foot and then returned to the front on 4 th May 1916. Prior to the War he was a Blast Furnaceman. Son of Herbert and Emma Cadd of 29 High Street, Far Cotton, Northampton (1901 Census) and 31, Newington Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton (1916).

Buried Northampton ( Towcester Road) Cemetery 448. 2. 17407.

Carter, Frank Edwin

Carter, Frank EdwinSapper 218418, 260th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds Monday, 10th December 1917 in Belgium, aged 29. Sapper Carter's officer wrote that he was severely wounded by a shell on the 10th December and died the same day. "He was one of a party working forward, which was subjected to heavy fire, resulting in quite a few casualties. I was present at the time he was wounded and after he was attended to on the spot he was taken away to the field dressing station. Your son set a fine example of courage, although he must have suffered severely". Born Far Cotton, Northampton and enlisted Oundle, Northamptonshire. Son of Benjamin and Leah Carter, of 175, Southampton Road., Far Cotton, Northampton. One of 4 brothers lost in the War.

Buried Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium III. A. 22.

Carter, Harry Frederick

Carter, Harry FrederickCorporal 145652, 1st Squadron. Northamptonshire Dragoons. Died of influenza Thursday, 24th October 1918 in Italy, aged 33. Born Far Cotton, Northampton and enlisted in Northampton in November 1914. He was previously employed as a tram driver with Northampton Corporation. Son of Benjamin and Leah Carter, of 175, Southampton Road., Far Cotton, Northampton. One of 4 brothers lost in the War.

Buried Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy, Plot 8. Row C. Grave 4.

Carter, Alfred James

Carter, Alfred James Private 15730, 7th Battalion, "D" Company, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday, 27th September 1915 in France, aged 26. Born St Mary's, Northampton, enlisted Northampton. Son of Benjamin and Leah Carter, of 175, Southampton Road., Far Cotton, Northampton. One of 4 brothers lost in the War.

Commemorated Loos Memorial, France Panel 91 to 93.

Carter, Arthur Benjamin

Carter, Arthur Benjamin Private 15728, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme, Friday 14th July 1916 around Trones Wood, France, aged 20. At 4.30 a.m. on that day the Battalion lead an attack on Trones Wood and rushed the redoubt in the southern part of Central Trench at 6 a.m. after strong resistance. The Wood was captured by 9 a.m. Born St Mary's, Northampton, enlisted Northampton. Son of Benjamin and Leah Carter, of 175, Southampton Road., Far Cotton, Northampton. One of 4 brothers lost in the War.

Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

Clague, William Edward

Private 291, 16 th Battalion (3 rd Birmingham), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme, Thursday 27 th July 1916 around Longueval/Delville Wood, France, aged 21. Born Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Birmingham and he was a resident of Newport Pagnell at that time. Son of Annie E. Clague, of 34, Rothersthorpe Road, Far Cotton, Northampton, and the late William Clague.

Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 9A, 9B and 10 B.

Cockerill, David Alfred

Cockerill, David AlfredPrivate 18058, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday, 7th June 1916 in Bethune, France, aged 27. Enlisted Northampton April, 1915. Husband of Ada Cockerill, of 14, York Place, Weston Street, Northampton. Son of John & Elizabeth Cockerill of 91, St Leonards Road, Far Cotton; he also left 3 children. Prior to enlisting, he worked for 7 years with the Northampton Gas Company.

Buried Bethune Town Cemetery, France V. E. 1.

Cory, Charles Samuel

Cory, Charles SamuelPrivate 51010, 16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, formerly G/86531 Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday, 1st August 1917 in Belgium, aged 28. Born and enlisted in Northampton, he joined up only 4 months before his death. Formerly worked at the shop of the London Central Meat Company in Kingsthorpe Hollow. Son of William and Elizabeth Cory of 161 Southampton Road, Far Cotton, Northampton & husband of Mrs Cory, 84 Stanhope Road.

Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium XVI. G. 17.

Cowell, Percy

Sergeant 5289, 59th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly 9617 Royal Lancashire Regiment, Died of wounds Saturday, 9th February 1918 in Belgium aged 26. Born Far Cotton, Northampton, enlisted in Northampton. Son of Matilda Cowell, of 136, St. Leonards Road., Far Cotton, Northampton.

Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium XXVII. F.F. 12A.

Cowell, Thomas George

Cowell, Thomas George Private 305220, Royal Air Force. Died in Blandford Camp, Dorset, England, Wednesday, 30th October 1918, aged 24. During 1918 Blandford camp changed from being the depot for the Royal Naval Division to being an 'Intake Camp' for the Royal Flying Corps which was, at that time, being reformed as the Royal Air Force. During the early period of the occupation by the RAF a number of those stationed at Blandford were affected by a series of influenza outbreaks which resulted in a number of young men dying. Born Hardingstone, Northampton. Son of Matilda Cowell, of 136, St. Leonards Road, Far Cotton, Northampton. Husband of Ada Elizabeth Cowell, of 85, Grafton Street, Northampton.

Buried on 7 th November 1918 at Northampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery 446. 4. 17325. GRO deaths Blandford 1918 4th quarter 5a ?13.

Cowell, Frank

Sapper 526225, 94th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Formerly 42332 Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds Sunday, 14th April, 1918 in Belgium, aged 21. Born Hardingstone, Northamptonshire and enlisted in Northampton. Son of Matilda Cowell, of 136, St. Leonards Road. Far Cotton, Northampton. Brother also killed (see below).

Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium XXVI F 20A.

Cowell, George

Private 52280, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 51154, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday, 23rd October 1918 in France aged about 19. Born Hardingstone, Northamptonshire and enlisted in Northampton. Son of Matilda Cowell, of 136, St. Leonards Road, Far Cotton, Northampton. Brother also killed (see above).

Buried Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, France II. D. 28.

Cownley, Cecil Vernon

Private 26536, 1st/23rd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action Thursday in France, 22nd August 1918 aged 19. Born Great Harwood, Lancashire and enlisted Northampton. Son of Arthur and Louie Cownley, of 36, Western Rd., Wolverton, Buckinghamshire. Native of Great Harwood, Lancashire.

Buried Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, France II. J. 9.

Crick, Alfred Joseph

Crick, Alfred JosephPrivate 26935, 1st/4th Northamptonshire Regiment, Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action Thursday, 19th September 1918 probably in the Battle of Megiddo, Palestine, aged 33. Born All Saints, Northampton and enlisted in Northampton. Having served for 15 years, he was one of the "Old Contemptibles". Son of George and Jane Crick, 3 St James Place, All Saints, Northampton (1901). Husband of Mrs Crick of 39 Oxford Street, Far Cotton: he left 2 children (1918).

Commemorated Jerusalem Memorial Panel 40.

Crisford, Graham Leslie

Crisford, Graham LeslieCrisford, Graham Leslie Private 58840, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Friday, 1st November 1918 in France, aged 19. Born Watford, Hertfordshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of George and Isabella Crisford, of 102, Abington Street, Northampton. Brother of Arthur Crisford of 45, Southampton Road, Far Cotton. Northampton.

Buried Premont British Cemetery, France I E 5.

Cunnington, John Ralph

HMS Marmion - Sister of PheasantLeading Telegraphist J/16494, "HMS Pheasant" (M-class destroyer). Killed in action when ship believed to have hit a floating mine off Orkney, Thursday, 1st March 1917. Son of William and Sarah Cunnington, of 25, Knights Lane, Kingsthorpe, Northampton.

Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial 22.

Photo: HMS Marmion - sistership of HMS Pheasant.

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