Sunday, 8 October 2017

Roll of Honour - 8th October 1917

Killed in Action

1st Battalion: 3rd Battle of Ypres: front line near Veldhoek
  • 8186 Sergeant James BUSH, born and resided Bishop's Stortford [Hertfordshire] (Hooge Crater Cemetery)
  • 33393 Lance Sergeant Jack BUSWELL, 21, ex-22852 Northumberland Regiment, son of Elizabeth Buswell of 24 Campbell Street, Northampton and late John Buswell (Tyne Cot Memorial)
  • 32047 Lance Corporal Edward Arthur CRUMPTON, ex 16008 Middlesex Regiment, born Willesden [Middlesex], resided Kilburn [London] (Tyne Cot Memorial)
  • 28102 Private Walter JOHNSON, 24, born and resided Feltwell [Norfolk], son of Isaac and Sarah Johnson (Tyne Cot Memorial)
  • 43406 Private Herbert Tweed PETTIT, ex-813 Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion, born Great Abington [Cambridgeshire], resided Old Fletton [Huntingdonshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)
  • 21405 Private William Henry TASKER, ex-1863 Royal Field Artillery, born Ringmer [Sussex], resided Glynde [Sussex] (Tyne Cot Memorial)

6th Battalion: 3rd Battle of Ypres: front line south of the Menin Road "a very quiet day indeed"!
  • 203970 Private Arthur ABBOTT, 29, ex-331085 Cambridgeshire Regiment, husband of Mary of 33 Grafton Street, Northampton (Hooge Crater Cemetery)
  • 28935 Private George William DAWES, born Rushden [Northamptonshire], resided Kettering [Northamptonshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)
  • 27349 Private Edwin HARRIS, 28, son of Annie Harris of Olney [Buckinghamshire] and late Thomas Harris, husband of Florence of High Street, Bozeat [Northamptonshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)
  • 17737 Private Charley LANGSTON, 39, born Watford [Hertfordshire], husband of Emily Jane of 123 Herkomer Road, Bushey [Hertfordshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)
  • 40678 Private Henry MECHEN, 19, ex-8653 Army Service Corps, born Grougar [Ayrshire] resided Stewarton [Ayrshire], son of Mrs Mechen of 8 Peace & Plenty [Kilmarnockshire] and late Daniel Mechen (Tyne Cot Memorial)
  • 32253 Private Newman RILEY, 19, son of Thomas and Edith Annie Riley of 1 High Street, New Bradwell [Buckinghamshire], resided Stantonbury [Buckinghamshire] (Tyne Cot Memorial)
  • 33081 Private Walter Henry SKELTON, 33, ex-72860 Army Service Corps, born and resided Chiswick [Middlesex] husband of Elizabeth of 23 Mount Pleasant, Diss [Norfolk] (Tyne Cot Memorial)

8th Battalion: in support at Cité-Saint-Pierre, C Company shelled during the morning
  • 33016 Private Albert HART, 38, ex-8995 Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) born Bethnal Green [London], son of William Benjamin and Sarah Hart, late of Walthamstow [Essex] (Loos British Cemetery)

Bedfordshire Yeomanry
  • 31096 Private William FAIREY, 37, born Thurleigh resided 12 Gordon Street, Rushden [Northamptonshire] (Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension)

Died of Wounds

1st Battalion
  • 23094 Private Alfred Ernest GRAVES, 22, born Arlesey, son of William and Elizabeth Graves of Bute House, Telegraph Street, Cottenham [Cambridgeshire] (Godewaersvelde British Cemetery)

8th Battalion
  • 20231 Private Bertie SNOOK, born and resided Dunstable (Dunstable Cemetery)

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