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Adderbury War Memorial

One of the plaques on the War
Memorial inside the parish church

William James HOOPER
Gunner, 277th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Army no. 121330
He was killed in action on 24 March 1918 during the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line
He had enlisted in Banbury
He is buried in grave XII E 9, Grevillers British Cemetery
Edwin Cecil Leigh HOSKYNS
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 22 Brigade, 7th Division
He was killed in action sometime on 20/21 October 1914 during the Battle of Langemarck halting the German rush to capture the Channel ports
He was 24
He was the son of Leigh and Frances Hoskyns
He has no known grave but he is remembered on panel 22 of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Albert Harry MILLER
Lance Sergeant, 4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Army no. 200558
He died in England probably from a disease on 21 September 1918. He was 24
He was the son of Thomas and Ann Miller, Aynho Road, Adderbury
He is buried in the Churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Adderbury
Walter Percy MOREBY
Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. Army no. 9505
He was killed in action on during the Battle for Delville Wood, Somme on 30 July 1916
He was 23.
He was the son of the late Richard and of Mary Ann Moreby of Adderbury East
He has no known grave but he is remembered on pier and face 10A and 10D of the Thiepval Memorial
Frank Percival NEWMAN MM
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant, C Company, 1st/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 145 Brigade, 48th Division. Army no. 200559
He died of his wounds on 25 August 1917. It is a possibility that he was wounded during the Battle of Ypres
He was 22
He was the son of Samuel and Agnes Newman of Adderbury
He is buried in the Churchyard of Church of St Mary the Virgin, Adderbury
Percy Wallace B PARGETER
Private, 6th (Service) Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 60 Brigade, 20th Division. Army no. 32846
He was killed in action on during the Battle of Transloy Ridges, the Somme on 7 October 1916
He was 20
He was the son of Harry and Sarah L Pargeter, Mill House, Adderbury
He has no known grave but he is remembered on pier and face 10A and 10D of the Thiepval Memorial
Ronald Leonard PARGETER
Private, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) 25 Brigade, 8th Division. Army no. 42384
He was killed in action in the Somme on 27 April 1918
He was 19
He was the son of Harry and Sarah L Pargeter, Mill House, Adderbury
He has no known grave but he is remembered on Panel 56 and 57 of the Pozières Memorial
William Frederick ROBERTS
Private, 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 17 Brigade, 6th (Poona) Division. Army no. 9394
He died in India, probably of a disease on 30 June 1915
He was 22
He was the son of Emily Lynes formerly Roberts, 98 Causeway, Grimsbury
He has no known grave but he is remembered on face D of the Kirkee 1914-1918-2 Memorial
Edward George ROBINS
Private, 1st/6th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, 144 Brigade, 48th Division. Army no. 267404
He died from his wounds on 9 September 1917.
His regiment had been fighting at Ypres.
He was 23 and born in Twyford
He was the son of Frank and Rose Robins
He has no known grave but he is remembered on panel 72 to 75 of the Tyne Cot Memorial
Harry SUMMERS
Private, 1st/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 145 Brigade, 48th Division. Army no. 202256
He was killed in action on 26 March 1917 as the Germans retreated to the Hindenburg Line. He was 29
He was the son of the late Frederick and of Caroline Summers, 6 Council House, Tadmarton
He is buried in grave II F 24 Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension
Walter SUMMERS
Possibly Private, 2nd/7th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 182 Brigade, 61st Division. Army no. 306402
He was killed in action on 24 March 1918 when the Allies were crossing the Somme
He was 24
He was the son of the late Frederick and of Caroline Summers, 6 Council Houses, Tadmarton
He has no known grave but he is remembered on panel 18 and 19 of the Pozières Memorial
Harry Laurence WALLIN
Private, 1st Battalion, The Border Regiment, 87 Brigade, 29th Division. Army no. 33800. He was formerly with the Royal Field Artillery. Army, no. 178364
He was killed in action on 19 May 1917 in the fighting in the Somme
He was 23
He was the son of John Henry and Elizabeth Sophia Wallin of Adderbury
He has no known grave but he is remembered on bay 6 of the Arras Memorial
William Frank WILTON
Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 15 Brigade, 2nd Division. Army no. 4602
He died on 26 December 1916
He was 39
He was the son of Charles and Sarah Wilton and the husband of Jane Wilton of Adderbury
He is buried in grave I B 23 Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt
Charles Henry WOODWARD
Private, 6th (Service) Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 60 Brigade, 20th Division. Army no. 33452
He was killed in action on 5 June 1917 fighting on the Hindenburg Line
He was 22
He was the son of James and Priscilla Woodward of Milton
He is buried in grave H 6 Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Caleb Arthur WYATT
Private, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 184 Brigade, 61st Division. Army no. 5325
He was killed in action on 29 June 1916 in the preliminary stages of the attack on Fromelles
He was 26
He was the son of Samuel and Mary Jane Wyatt of Adderbury West
He is buried in grave II B 9 Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue

World War 1 - Names not on the Memorial

Walter Cave FINCH
Bombardier, 128th (Oxford) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Army no. 291512
He was killed in action 20 September 1918
He was 43
He was the son of James and Harriet Finch, of Adderbury and the husband of Elizabeth M. Finch, 11 Poplar Road, Botley, Oxford.
He is buried in grave II B 3 Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Ray HAWKINS
Private, 99th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Army no. 66560
He died on 19 February 1916
He was born in Adderbury and lived in Banbury
Age: 24
He was the son of William George and Hannah Elizabeth Hawkins, 5 Station Road, Stechford, Birmingham. Native of Water Orton, Birmingham.
He is buried in grave Grave A 17 27 Cemetery: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen
John Ernest MUNDY
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. Army no. 18758
He was killed in action in the Somme on 3 June 1917 age 22
He was a native of Hinton-in-the-Hedges.
His parents were Albert T J & Caroline Mundy of the Paper Mills, Adderbury
He is buried in grave III K 24 Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arlux en Gohelle
James WALTON
Private,1st/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 145 Brigade, 48th Division. Army no. 200188
He was killed in action on 13 August 1916 during the Battle of Pozières Ridge on the Somme
He was the husband of Catherine Walton of Banbury
He is buried in grave 10 D 8 London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval


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