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Desborough World War I
Roll of Honour

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Servicemen born in, or residents of, Desborough who gave their lives during the Great War.

85 identified to date.


Allen, Thomas

Born about 1897, the son of Tom and Elizabeth Annie Allen
Died 08 Feb 1916 (aged 19)
Buried at

Enlisted at Desborough

Allen, William

Born about 1893, the son of John and Lucy Ann Allen
Died 18 Sep 1918 (aged 25), rank at time of death Lance Corporal
Buried at . Grave ref: I. A. 5.

Enlisted at Northampton, Northamptonshire

Barnes, George

Born about 1897, the son of Joseph and Ellen Barnes
Died 27 Nov 1917 (aged 20), rank at time of death Private
Panel 2

Enlisted at Desborough
Service No. 12207 Coldstream Guards, 1st Battn

Bindley, Frank

Born about 1897, the son of Robert and Rebecca Bindley
Died 19 Jul 1916 (aged 19), rank at time of death Rifleman
Buried at . Grave ref: II. D. 23.

Enlisted at Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 9617 Royal Field Artillery
Service No. 10136 Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs), 9th Battalion

Bosworth, Archie Gladstone

Born about 1889, the son of James and Charlotte Bosworth
Died 28 Sep 1918 (aged 29), rank at time of death Private
Panel 3

Enlisted at Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 012201 Army Ordnance Corps
Service No. 95957 Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 7th Battalion

Bosworth, Charles


Died 19 Jul 1917, rank at time of death Lance Corporal
Buried at . Grave ref: I. H. 10.

Enlisted at Eastbourne, Sussex
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 12165 Royal Sussex Regiment

Bosworth, Frank Cyril

Born about 1896, the son of Harry and Melinda Bosworth
Died 06 Oct 1918 (aged 22)
Buried at . Grave ref: D. 11.

Enlisted at Desborough
Service No. 395476 Army Service Corps, M.T.

Bosworth, Percy

Born about 1892, the son of Frederick and Harriet Ann Bosworth
Died 04 May 1917 (aged 25), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: D.11


Theatre of war Copenhagen

Burditt, [William] Haydon

Born about Apr 1892, the son of Frederick and Clara Burditt, husband of Ellen Carew Dillon
Died 24 Mar 1918 (aged 26), rank at time of death Private

Enlisted at Northampton, Northamptonshire
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 4736 Northamptonshire Regiment
Service No. 33214 Leicestershire Regiment, 8th Battalion

Burton, William Thomas

Born 1891, the son of Charles William and Sarah Burton
Died 18 Jun 1917 (aged 26), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: XV. F. 13.

Enlisted at Bulwell, Nottingham

Chapman, Cecil

Born about 1897, the son of Thomas William and Mary Ann Chapman
Died 09 May 1915 (aged 18), rank at time of death Private
Panel 28 to 30

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Clements, Alfred

Born about Jun 1890, the son of John and Charlotte Clements
Died 25 Sep 1915 (aged 25), rank at time of death Private
Panel 69 to 73

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Coe, Alfred Ward

Baptised at 28 Sep 1890, the son of Solomon and Harriet Coe, husband of Florrie Bindley
Died 17 Aug 1917

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 40530 Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 9th Battalion

Coe, Charles


Died 28 Apr 1917, rank at time of death Private
Bay 7

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 29222 Essex Regiment, 13th Battalion

Coe, Clifford

Born about 1899, the son of Harry and Isabella Ann Coe
Died 28 Mar 1918 (aged 19)

Enlisted at Desborough
Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. TR/10/2626 Royal Fusiliers

Coe, Frederick


Died 03 Nov 1916, rank at time of death Private
Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. G/10718 Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 1st Battalion

Coe, Horace

Born about 1886, the son of William and Clara Coe, husband of Elsie Coe
Died 18 Dec 1915 (aged 29)
Buried at

Cooper, Percy

Born about Mar 1891, the son of Frederick and Lizzie Cooper, husband of Harriett Downing
Died 09 Aug 1915 (aged 24), rank at time of death Private
Panel 39 and 41

Enlisted at Nottingham
Theatre of war France & Flanders
Service No. 4561 Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), 2nd Battn

Crick, Fred


Died 18 Nov 1916, rank at time of death Private

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Dawkins, Arthur Edward

Born about 1897, the son of Alfred James and Lizzie Dawkins
Died 13 Nov 1916 (aged 19), rank at time of death Private
Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Dawkins, Walter J

Born 1899, the son of William Arthur and Elizabeth Dawkins
Died 11 Oct 1918 (aged 19), rank at time of death Private
Sp. Mem. No. 3


Theatre of war France & Flanders

Deacon, Arthur

Born 1892, the son of Thomas and Ellen Deacon
Died 16 Aug 1918 (aged 26), rank at time of death Corporal
Buried at

Enlisted at Desborough

Deacon, John

Baptised at 24 Jun 1894, the son of Thomas and Ellen Deacon
Died 23 Aug 1917, rank at time of death Private
Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 48052 Royal Fusliers (City of London Regiment), 1st Battalion

Feakin, Arthur

Born about 1890, the son of Charles and Sarah Ann Feakin
Died 30 Apr 1917 (aged 27), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: IV. C. 3.

Enlisted at Northampton
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 202198 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbyshire Regiment), 1st/5th Bn

Feakin, Fred

Born about 1890, the son of Daniel and Eliza Feakin, husband of Jane A Coe
Died 04 Nov 1917 (aged 27), rank at time of death Private

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war Egypt

Feakin, Oram

Born about 1882, the son of Daniel and Eliza Feakin, husband of Ellen Jane Crabb
Died 01 Jun 1918 (aged 36), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: II. G. 3.


Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 51092 Suffolk Regiment
Service No. 52532 Lancashire Fusiliers, 18th Battalion

Freer, Archer

Born about Aug 1900, the son of Miller and Ellen Freer
Died 16 Nov 1918 (aged 18)
Buried at

Enlisted at Northampton
Service No. 25699 Training Battalion, 27th

Freer, John Smith

Born about 1890, the son of John and Jane Freer
Died 09 May 1916 (aged 26), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: A. 358

Enlisted at Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Theatre of war Home
Service No. 12556 Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 8th Battalion

Ginns, Ernest

Born about 1894, the son of Job and Sarah Ann Ginns
Died 19 Apr 1917 (aged 23), rank at time of death Corporal
Buried at . Grave ref: XV. G. 14.

Enlisted at Rothwell
Theatre of war Palestine

Ginns, George

Born about 1899, the son of Henry and Ellen Ginns
Died 03 Oct 1918 (aged 19), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: XVII. G. 15.

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Glover, Frank (Francis John)

Born about 1898, the son of Frederick and Florence Rose Glover
Died 23 Jul 1917 (aged 19), rank at time of death Lance Corporal
Buried at


Theatre of war France and Flanders

Glover, George William

Born 1892, the son of Arthur William and Louisa Glover
Died 23 Feb 1915 (aged 23), rank at time of death Private
Buried at


Hawes, Uriah

Born about 1888, the son of James and Catherine Selina Hawes
Died 15 Jul 1917 (aged 29), rank at time of death Private
Panel 56

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 72544 Royal Army Medical Corps, 132nd Field Ambulance

Holmes, William George

Born 1890, husband of Kate Merrill
Died 16 Aug 1916 (aged 26), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: XI.B.24


Horsley, Arthur

Born about 1897, the son of Samuel and Lydia Horsley
Died 24 Oct 1918 (aged 21), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: 5

Enlisted at Northampton
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 31258 Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Horsley, Reuben

Born about 1884, the son of Samuel and Lydia Horsley, husband of Geneva Shortland
Died 03 Oct 1918 (aged 34), rank at time of death Pioneer
Buried at . Grave ref: D.33

Enlisted at Kettering

Jobson, Alfred Thomas

Born about 1885, the son of Josiah [or Joseph] and Ann Jobson
Died 23 Apr 1917 (aged 32), rank at time of death Private
Bay 6

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 27590 Border Regiment, 7th Battalion

Jobson, Arthur

Born about 1883, the son of Josiah [or Joseph] and Ann Jobson
Died 20 Apr 1918 (aged 35), rank at time of death Private
Panel 91 to 93

Enlisted at Northampton
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Johnson, Arthur

Born about Feb 1881, the son of George William and Elizabeth Johnson
Died 25 Mar 1918 (aged 37), rank at time of death Private

Enlisted at Peterborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 31312 York and Lancaster Regiment, 7th (Service) Battalion

Johnson, Nathaniel

Born about 1878, the son of George William and Elizabeth Johnson, husband of Maria Elizabeth Penn
Died 19 Apr 1918 (aged 40), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: 1139

Enlisted at Northampton
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 32152 East Surrey Regiment, 9th Battalion

Johnston, Bert Edwin


Died 01 Aug 1918, rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: IV. C. 6.

Enlisted at Leeds
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 26548 West Yorkshire Regiment
Service No. 9571 Royal Scottish Fusiliers
Service No. 352194 Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), 1st/9th Battalion

Jones, Isaac

Born about 1895, the son of Elijah and Adelaide Jones
Died 22 Apr 1916 (aged 21), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: II. H. 36.

Enlisted at Northampton
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Kilborn, Robert

Born about 1884, the son of George Thomas and Hannah Maria Kilborn, husband of Emma Stratford
Died 27 Aug 1918 (aged 34), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: IX. G. 6.


Theatre of war France and Flanders

King, William Edward

Born 1898, the son of Charles Frederick and Florence Beatrice King
Died 29 Sep 1918 (aged 20), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: VIII. G. 10.


Service No. 38681 Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion

Lacey, William Thomas

Born 10 Sep 1894, the son of Arthur J and Elizabeth Martha Lacey
Died from disease 06 Aug 1914 (aged 20), rank at time of death Private
Buried at

Linnett, John William

Born about 1885, the son of Samuel and Clara Linnett, husband of Emma Ford
Died 28 Mar 1918 (aged 33), rank at time of death Gunner
Bay 1


Loke, Thomas Alfred

Born about 1882, the son of Thomas Carter and Sarah Ann Loke
Died 10 Apr 1918 (aged 36), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: C. 9.

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Manton, Harry

Born about 1896, the son of Charles and Priscilla Manton, husband of Florence Mary Bates
Died 27 Sep 1918 (aged 22), rank at time of death Gunner
Buried at . Grave ref: R. II. N. 15.

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 131439 Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery, 'A' Battery, 117th Brigade

Marlow, Charles William

Born about 1892, the son of Jesse and Sarah Ann Marlow
Died 17 Feb 1917 (aged 25), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: V. F. 18.

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Marlow, Ernest

Born 1892, the son of Charles Huckaby and Jane Marlow
Died 17 Feb 1919 (aged 27), rank at time of death Corporal
Buried at

Marlow, Harry

Born about 1883, the son of Joel and Clara Marlow, husband of Sabina Gribble
Died 02 Apr 1918 (aged 35), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: II. I. 7.


Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 44139 Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own), 2nd Battalion

Marlow, John

Born about 1899, the son of Caleb John and Emily Thomason Marlow
Died 27 Sep 1915 (aged 16), rank at time of death Private
Panel 91 to 93

Enlisted at Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Merrill, Arthur William

Born 1892, the son of John George and Ada Merrill
Died 18 Oct 1916 (aged 24), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: B.13.42

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Morris, Arnold

Born about 1898, the son of Arthur W and Sarah Ann Morris
Died 19 Sep 1918 (aged 20), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: III. D. 28.

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Morris, Cecil Herbert

Born about 1885, the son of Francis and Mary A Morris
Died 19 Nov 1916 (aged 31), rank at time of death Private
M.R.21


Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 5664 Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1st/4th Battalion

Morris, Thomas William

Baptised at 02 Jul 1893, the son of Thomas and Julia Morris
Died 02 Nov 1917, rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: XV. A. 7.

Enlisted at Northampton
Theatre of war Palestine

Mumford, Thomas Henry

Born about 1890, the son of George and Sarah Ann Mumford
Died 17 Aug 1916 (aged 26), rank at time of death Private

Murkett, Frederick William

Born 1899, the son of Alfred and Harriett Murkett
Died 27 Sep 1918 (aged 19), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: V. D. 12.


Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 26988 Buffs
Service No. G/31805 Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 1st Battn

Murkitt, William

Born 22 Sep 1884, the son of William and Susannah Murkitt, husband of Gertrude Panter
Died 20 Dec 1917 (aged 33), rank at time of death Able Seaman
Buried at . Grave ref: VIL. E. 7.


Service No. R/5518 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Nelson Battalion

Page, Arnold

Born about 1894, the son of Albert and Lucy Rebecca Page
Died 08 Jun 1917 (aged 23), rank at time of death Private
Bay 7

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Page, Charles E

Born about 1897, the son of Elias and Ellen Sturman
Died 11 Dec 1916 (aged 19), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: X. C. 26A.

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Paine, Oliver James

Born about 1899, the son of John and Hannah Paine
Died 31 May 1918 (aged 19), rank at time of death Private


Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 10/15531 T.R. Battalion
Service No. 28395 King's (Shropshire Light Infantry), 1/4th Battalion

Panter, Herbert

Born about 1887, the son of Owen and Mary Henrietta Panter
Died 09 Apr 1918 (aged 31), rank at time of death Private
Panel 136

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 97430 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 55th Battalion

Panter, Thomas Henry


Died 20 Oct 1916, rank at time of death Private

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Panter, Thomas Henry Clifford

Born about 1899
Died 01 May 1918 (aged 19), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: P. XI. O. 3B.

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Panter, Walter Robert

Born 19 Feb 1890, the son of Robert and Mary Maria Panter
Died 15 May 1916 (aged 26), rank at time of death Private
Buried at

Enlisted at Swansea
Theatre of war Malta
Service No. 26202 Reserve Cavalry Regiment

Panter, Walter William


Died 26 May 1918, rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: I. B. 12.

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Payne, Walter John

Born about 1878, the son of George and Ann Payne
Died 22 Mar 1918 (aged 40), rank at time of death Private
Panel 54 to 56

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Pridmore, Henry Alfred

Born 1892
Died 27 Sep 1918 (aged 26), rank at time of death Private
Panel 3

Enlisted at Coventry, Warwickshire
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 22532 Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 14th Battalion

Robinson, William

Born about 1891, the son of William Robinson
Died 28 Sep 1916 (aged 25), rank at time of death Lance Corporal
Buried at . Grave ref: V. B. 15.


Ryan, Arthur Henry

Born 29 Jan 1882, husband of Millicent Dunkley
Died 29 Dec 1917 (aged 35), rank at time of death Able Seaman
Buried at


Smith, Harold George

Born about 1892, the son of George and Ellen Smith
Died 21 Aug 1915 (aged 23)

Smith, Harry

Born about 1894, the son of George and Ellen Smith
Died 19 Apr 1917 (aged 23), rank at time of death Private

Stratford, George

Born about 1885, the son of James and Mary Stratford
Died 03 Jun 1917 (aged 32), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: B. 7.

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Summerly, Oliver A

Born about 1900, the son of Frederick Charles and Elizabeth Summerly
Died 01 Sep 1918 (aged 18), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: IV. F. 30.

Enlisted at Northampton

Theatre of war France and Flanders

Sumner, Frederick A

Born about 1890, the son of George Ward and Emma Sumner
Died 03 Jan 1915 (aged 25), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: VII. A. 12.

Enlisted at Northampton
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 1115 Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps), 'G' Squadron, Northants Yeomanry

Tirrell, Charles Edward

Born about 1886, the son of Brian and Elizabeth Sturgess Tyrrell
Died 10 Jul 1917 (aged 31), rank at time of death Private


Enlisted at Rothwell
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Turner, Leslie George Roughton

Born 19 May 1898, the son of Frank Roughton and Hannah Elizabeth Turner
Died 08 Oct 1917 (aged 19), rank at time of death Ordinary Seaman
A372

Ward, Fred


Died 28 Feb 1917, rank at time of death Private
Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B

Enlisted at Desborough
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 5318 Lincolnshire Regiment

Ward, Frederick


Died 31 Dec 1917, rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: I. C. 12.

Enlisted at Northampton
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. T.F.238034 Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), 12th Battalion

Ward, William

Born about 1886, the son of Samuel and Eliza Ward
Died 08 Dec 1917 (aged 31), rank at time of death Private
Buried at . Grave ref: B. 301.

Enlisted at Northampton
Theatre of war France and Flanders

Wells, Arthur

Born about 1898, the son of Charles Albert and Susan Wells
Killed in action 03 May 1917 (aged 19), rank at time of death Private


Theatre of war France & Flanders

Willis, John Alfred

Born about 1898, the son of Owen Henry and Alice Willis
Died 31 Dec 1917 (aged 19), rank at time of death Private
Bay 6


Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 34288 Dorsetshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

Woolston, Arthur Henry

Born 16 Apr 1892, husband of Annie Evelyn Dawkins
Died 25 Mar 1918 (aged 26), rank at time of death Able Seaman
MR20


Yeomans, George

Born 1896, the son of Frank Roughton and Hannah Elizabeth Turner
(aged NaN), rank at time of death Private

Enlisted at Kettering
Theatre of war France and Flanders
Service No. 97423 Machine Gun Corps, 165 Company (Infantry)

 

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