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Lest we Forget keeps in memory those who died on the Wars fighting for freedom.

  • ADAMS, William John.
  • Private, 17981, 8th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regt.
  • Killed aged 30, on 18 Aug 1916.
  • Buried in VII. B. 23, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Nr Longueval
  • Remembered on the Memorial Plaque in St John The Baptist Church, Kingston Bapuize.
  • Native of Kingston Bagpuize. Son of Vincent & Jane Adams, Longworth.
  • Father a Labourer and he had two sisters and two brothers.
  • http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/names/listing/68492
  • FARMER, Thomas Arthur
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Rank: Lance Serjeant
  • Regiment/Service: Irish Guards
  • Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
  • Age: 24
  • Date of Death: 11/09/1944
  • Service No: 2722415
  • Additional information: Husband of Hannah Mary Farmer, of Littleworth, Berkshire.
  • Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
  • Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 9.
  • Cemetery: LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY
  • Village knowledge: son of Alice and Thomas Farmer of 3 School Lane, Kingston Bagpuize and brother of John [1929-1910].
  • See Biography here.
  • BROCK, Cyril John
  • 918748, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • Rank: Corporal
  • who died age 26 on 15 August 1944
  • Additional information: Son of Harold and Adela Brock, of Oxford.
  • Remembered with honour at Oxford Crematorium and on
  • Kingston Bagpuize War Memorial :
  • War Memorials name reference: 1030161
  • DAY, Frederick Leonard
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Rank: Private
  • Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
  • Unit Text: 2nd (Airborne) Bn.
  • Age: 30
  • Date of Death: 24/03/1945
  • Service No: 5381031
  • Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
  • Grave/Memorial Reference: 36. B. 10.
  • Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 
  • DORE, Harry
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Regiment/Service: The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
  • Unit Text: 1/6th Bn.
  • Age: 24
  • Date of Death: 18/08/1944
  • Service No: 5339004
  • Additional information: Son of Richard and Rosina Dore, of Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire.
  • Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
  • Grave/Memorial Reference: III. B. 17.
  • Cemetery: BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY
  • See Biography here.
  • MACLEAN, Donald
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit Text: 38 Sqdn.
  • Date of Death: 01/10/1940
  • Service No: 79167
  • Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
  • Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 26. F. 1-9.
  • Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
  • Village knowledge: Son of Murray MacLean
  • DREWETT, Henry George
  • Private 13308 1st Bn Royal Berks
  • Killed 08 Oct 1918
  • St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
  • Named on the Memorial Plaque in St John the Baptist Church, Kingston Bagpuize and on Kingston Bagpuize Memorial
  • Born Oxford, son of Walter and Hannah (HGD an orphan by age 9. Worked at Kingston Hill Farm with his uncle John Drewett) Brother of Mr. Bert Drewett, of 124, Garmoyle Rd., Sefton Park, Liverpool.
  • See Biography here.
  • DRAYTON, Thomas Edward
  • Private 13036797, 2nd Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment who died aged 26on 30 January 1945
  • Son of Edward Mantle Drayton and Ada Ann Drayton, of Southmoor, Berkshire. in the 2nd Bn Royal Berks, killed in Burma, 30 Jan 1945.
  • Remembered with Honour at Taukkyan War Cemetery and on memorial in Longworth Church.
  • MARTIN, John Alfred
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (B.S.M.)
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
  • Unit Text: 115 Field Regt.
  • Age: 38
  • Date of Death: 14/10/1940
  • Service No: 1054535
  • Awards: Twice Mentioned in Despatches
  • Additional information: Son of Edwin and Emily Jane Martin; husband of Margaret Alice Martin, of Peckham. London.
  • Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
  • Grave/Memorial Reference: S.E. corner.
  • Cemetery: Kingston Bagpuize (St. John the Baptist) Churchyard and Memorial Stones, Kingston Bagpuize.
  • See Biography here
  • CWG Ref
  • HENLEY, Arthur Edwin;Royal Berkshire Regiment
  • Died 6th October 1915 age 20
  • Certificate
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • In Memory of
  • Private Arthur Edwin Henley
  • 8/13081, 8th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment
  • who died age 20
  • on Wednesday 6 October 1915.
  • Private HENLEY, Son of Walter and Sarah Elizabeth Henley of Southmoor Cottage, Southmoor, Abingdon, Berks.
  • Remembered with honour at Kingston Bagpuize (St. John the Baptist) Churchyard.
  • See Biography here.
  • VINER, Vincent Hubert
  • Killed aged 19, nr Festubert, 8 June 1916.
  • Private, 21599, 5th Bn, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry.
  • Buried in I.C.2., Habarcq Communal Cemetery, 12 km West of Arras
  • Named on the Memorial Plaque in St John the Baptist Church, Kingston Bapuize
  • Native of Kingston Bagpuize. Son of Walter and Hannah Viner, Fyfield.
  • His father was a Gamekeeper and he had two brothers.
  • http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/name/1030153
  • See Biography here.
  • WEBB, Harry
  • Lance Corporal, 7677, 7th Bn., Royal Berks Regiment
  • Died of wounds aged 32 years on 30th April 1917
  • Son of William and Mary Webb of Southmoor, Abingdon, Berks.
  • Remembered with honour Karasouli Cememtery
  • Harry and his brother Frederick are remembered on a memorial plaque within Longworth Church.
  • He had two other brothers also in the army at this time.
  • See Biography here.
  • WEBB, Frederick
  • was born 04 MAY 1887 in Southmoor, Berkshire, England
  • son of George and Mary Jane Webb. George had been occupied as a Rose grower and was probably working for Prince's Roses at Longworth, Berks. Frederick joined his elder brother and left to live in Canada.
  • Joined the 166th Batt. of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, and attestation paper signed on 22 February 1916.
  • He was then transferred to the 75th BN. Canadian Infantry and sent to England in August 1917
  • Frederick was wounded at Lens, and died 30th September 1918 at Sailly, Nord, France.
  • Remembered with Honour at the Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery, Sailly, France. in 1870.
  • Frederick and his brother Harry are remembered on a memorial plaque within Longworth Church.
  • He had another two brothers also in the army at this time.
  • See Biography here.

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