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go back to the last page you were on Extracts from the Deddington Deanery Magazine 1914-1922 relating to the Men who Served

Reverend Thomas Boniface, Vicar of Deddington

These records are the work of the Reverend Thomas Boniface, Vicar of Deddington. At the time of writing, he had been the Vicar since 1878 and if you read the original magazine, which is held in the Oxford Record Centre, you will detect the increasing level of despair in the records.

December 1914
Chas. CallowKilled in Action
Wm WilkinsKilled in Action
John BeesleyWounded
Wm TustainWounded
January 1915
Corporal J BeesleyConvalescent
A SpencerConvalescent
M French Invalided from Front
E A Hicks Invalided from Front
George Castle of another Deddington familyKilled
February 1915
We were delighted recently to welcome from the Front (on leave):
R Beesley, W Holiday, J M French
S R Hall, W Page, J C Warren
June 1915
The Curate, the Rev Tyrell Green has joined the Royal Army Medical Corps
July 1915
G Sykes jnr.Killed
Sergeant-Major WarrenWounded
Corporal T HolidayWounded
L/Cpl. D HopcraftWounded
Private H MillerWounded
Private H CheckleyWounded
Killed previously and not recorded were:
W Wilkins, C Callow, G Castle
Note, in fact, the names of all these men had been recorded already
Wounded previously but not recorded:
J Beesley, W Tustain, W Brooks
J H Warren, A Callow
August 1915
A Spenser of HemptonWounded
Clarence GilkesWounded
Note Private Clarence Bert GILKES, 5th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry died on 16 October 1917. He has no known grave but his name is recorded on panel 96-98 of the Tyne Cot Memorial yet he is not on the Deddington Memorial
October 1915
Private Spenser of HemptonKilled
Lieut. Geoffrey BowlerWounded in the Dardanelles
November 1915
William AllenWounded: in Manchester
Albert TustainWounded: in Netley
Walter GibbsDangerously ill
Loder FrenchWelcome home
February 1916
J F Hawkins of Field BarnKilled
W F Bolton of CliftonKilled
Walter Albert GardnerDied in Cornwall on home service
March 1916
Loder FrenchDied age 24. Elder son of Mr & Mrs W J French, Council Street
April 1916
Lieut. G BowlerWounded and his foot was amputated whilst serving in the Dardanelles. He has been promoted to Captain
Sergeant Major Warren DCMNow commissioned and has transferred from the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars
Sergeant H Grace DCMDied of fever in the Persian Gulf
F HuttKilled in action 8 February 1916
August 1916
Walter D Hancox Royal Engineers, killed 1 July. A ringer at the Church and Captain of the Football and Cricket Clubs
Private J E TwissellServing with 32 Battalion Canadian Infantry, he died in Calgary Holy Cross Hospital. A former chorister he was buried on 5 June
Lieut. WarrenWounded for the second time
Private G ClarkeWounded
H CheckleyWounded
J W CowleyPrisoner of War in Turkey
October 1916
Corporal W Rufus HancoxKilled age 20 serving in the Ox. & Bucks. Light Infantry. He was a Bell ringer at the Church, a Scout and a Territorial
November 1916
Private J H CheckleyKilled in action in July. Previously wounded
L/Cpl M J TustainKilled in action in July
F Tustain - his brotherColdstream Guards. Killed
December 1916
Bernard WheelerDied in Shorncliffe Military Hospital on 18 November and was buried on 23rd. He was the son of James Wheeler and he had become a Canadian Resident
February 1917
Percy Pinfold of CliftonKilled in action 1 January 1917
The Vicar comments that this is the 20th Death and that there were 209 Deddington men in the armed forces.
March 1917
A EllWounded a second time and in hospital in Chichester
April 1917
Wallace CarvillDied on 3 March in hospital in France, he had been suffering from measles
Alfred EllDied on 3 March, in Chichester Hospital
June 1917
Joseph Austin of HemptonKilled
Alfred Yerbury juniorKilled
Aleck ManchipKilled
July 1917
John Ernest MundyKilled on Sunday 3 June
Private H White of Hemptonis missing
October 1917
D HopcraftPromoted and commissioned
J WattsPromoted and commissioned
N ChislettKilled in July
A HancoxWounded
R, W and T WheelerAll three wounded
E ShirleyWounded
W MitchellWounded
F CallowWounded
P DunnWounded
The marriage of Private R E Weaver to Miss G M Miller
November 1917
Sapper E HancoxKilled in action 24 July, a bell ringer
Harold FreemanKilled in action
January 1918
E and B PagintonBoth badly wounded and disabled
J HighamBadly wounded
Alec AustinBadly wounded
A HuntBadly wounded
A CambrayBadly wounded
R GilkesBadly wounded
M FrenchIndisposed
H Churchill from New ZealandKilled
February 1918
Private F DrinkwaterAwarded Military Medal for rescuing two comrades
Lieut D JonesHas returned
Private F HawkinsDied 18 January after an accident
March 1918
Private A WeaverKilled. He was a resident and Chorister who had moved to King's Sutton. A nephew of the Wright family in Clifton
M French, E and B PagintonOn sick list
W WhiteMissing
Lieut. L BowerMentioned in Despatches
May 1918
A HuttKilled
W DunnKilled
Rev. Tyrell GreenWounded
Lieut. WattsWounded
H HicksWounded
Captain L BowlerAwarded Military Cross
J HighamRFC won a Belgian Award
June 1918
F ValentineAt first, believed killed but this was corrected in July which states he is a Prisoner of War
A Adey of CliftonKilled
The total number of deaths has reached 34
Hubert Sykeshas fallen; he is the son of Joshua.
Note: Hubert Charles SYKES Rifleman, London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) died on 3 October 1917 age 37. He was the son of Joshua Sykes, New Street, Deddington and the husband of Harriet Cissie Bennetton (formerly Sykes), 99 Evelyn Street, Deptford. He has no known grave but his name is recorded on panel 151 of the Tyne Cot Memorial. His name is not on the Deddington Memorial
August 1918
C J Ell wounded and his leg amputated
F BerryWounded
H GriffinKilled
H DeeleyMissing
September 1918
B Hawkins of Field BarnMissing
F BerryWounded
D HopcraftPromoted Captain
CQMS H J HarmsworthIn the London Gazette for Gallantry
November 1918
Captain L BowlerAwarded bar to his Military Cross
B Cambray from CanadaAwarded Military Medal
B HawkinsBelieved to be a Prisoner of War
O DoreWho has recently enlisted died of pneumonia on 5 October
December 1918
Joseph HiornsKilled 11 October 1918
R Page BullKilled 30 October 1918
Leonard A Longis a Prisoner of War
January 1919
Harry GardnerKilled 2 December 1918 in France. He was a Scout and a bell ringer
February 1919
George DavisDied in Salonica
Edwin BlissDied in India
Bernard Hawkinshas died, he was not a Prisoner as was earlier reported
Some others have returned home
Leonard LongHe was a prisoner in Germany
James CowleyHe was a prisoner in Mesopotamia
QMS H J Harmsworth From Italy, awarded the Meritorious Service Medal
Rev. H Tyrell Green 


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