Thursday 20 April 2017

Roll of Honour - 20th April 1917

Killed in Action

4th Battalion: Battle of Arras: support line near Arras
  • 22879 Acting Corporal Joseph CLARKE, 34, born Potsgrove, resided Welwyn [Hertfordshire]; son of Thomas and Alice Clarke of Sheep Lane; husband of Minnie of School House, Leighton Street, Woburn (Arras Memorial)
  • 23539 Private Alfred James MEDLOCK, 26, son of Jonah and Jane Medlock of Yewtree Cottage, Wrestlingworth (Arras Memorial)

1st/5th Battalion: front line following the Second Battle of Gaza
  • 203215 Private William BEAN, 24, son of Samuel and Charlotte Bean of Leavesden Green [Hertfordshire] (Jerusalem Memorial)
  • 203325 Private Herbert BANFIELD ex-A/715 Army Service Corps, born Fulham [London], resided Chelsea [London] (Gaza War Cemetery)

8th Battalion: being relieved from the front line near Loos Crassier
  • 29512 Private Thomas Edmund REDDING, 33, son of Jabez and Emma Redding; husband of Lizzie Kate of 24 Church Street, Leighton Buzzard (Loos Memorial)
  • 33309 Private Edward SHEMMINGS ex-35044 Suffolk Regiment, born Woodbridge [Suffolk], resided Melton [Suffolk] (Loos Memorial)

Died of Wounds

8th Battalion
  • 33791 Private Herbert CORNEY, 37, husband of Alice of 23 Francis Street, Luton (Béthune Town Cemetery)
  • 33239 Private Stanley Herbert GROVES, 19, born Loughton [Essex], son of Richard Henry and Emma Emily Groves of High Street, Aveley [Essex] (Béthune Town Cemetery)


13th (Transport Worker) Battalion
  • 39139 Private Frederick BOYES, born Westminster [London], husband of Elizabeth E of 29 Harewood Terrace, Norwood Green [Middlesex] (Southall (Havelock) Cemetery)

52nd (Graduated) Battalion
  • TR/9/6444 Private Douglas BENTLEY, 18, son of Walter and Charlotte Bentley of Nuthampstead [Hertfordshire] (Dovercourt (All Saints) churchyard)

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