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Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul

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This memorial was originally in the Graveyard which is about 500 metres from the village centre. In 2009 it was moved to the centre of the village and rebuilt near the entrance to the churchyard

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE HEROIC MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WARS
1914-1918      1939-1945
REST IN PEACE

Henry Ernest Ralph ADKINS
Private, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 19 Brigade, 33rd Division. Army no. 39783
He was formerly with The Northamptonshire Regiment. Army no. 26988.
He was killed in action on 7 November 1918.
At this time, the closing stages of the war, the Division was attacking on a line to the west of the Avesnes-Maubeuge road
He was the son of Edwin and Laura Adkins, Upper Astrop, King's Sutton
He is buried in grave I D 12 Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension
Notes
The name on the Memorial is Ralph ATKINS but there is no record of anyone with this name dying in WW1.
His birth in 1898 is registered as ADKINS
Charles Edward COUSINS
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment, Division, Gharwal Brigade, Meerut Division of the Indian Army. Army no. 6007
He was killed in action during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on 13 March 1915.
He was 35
He was the son of William and Mary Cousins, Kings Sutton
He has no known grave but is remembered on panel 11 of the Le Touret Memorial
William Thomas COOPER
Private, 11th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, 116 Brigade, 39th Division. Army no. 11792
He died from his wounds on 3 January 1917.
He was 19
He was the son of John and Elizabeth Cooper
He is buried in Plot 1 Row F Grave 2 Ferme Olivier Cemetery
Notes
He was probably called Willie
Harry HIRONS
Private, 8th (Pioneer) Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 26th Division. Army no. 16290
He died from his wounds received in the Battle of Dojran, Macedonia on 26 April 1917.
He was 31.
He was the son of Thomas and Annie Maria Hirons, High Street, King's Sutton
He is buried in grave III D 8 Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece
Notes
His surname is spelt Hiorns on the War Memorial but the military records are probably correct. His birth is registered as HIRONS
Charles Henry HOPKINS
Private, 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, 144 Brigade, 48th Division. Army no. 20375
He was killed in action during the fighting at the Ancre Heights, Battle of the Somme on 6 November 1916.
He was 26
He was the son of Thomas, and of the late Mary, Hopkins, 21 Twyford Gardens, Banbury
He has no known grave but is remembered on Pier & Face 5A & 5B of the Thiepval Memorial
Harry Arthur JENNINGS
Rifleman, 2nd Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps, 2 Brigade, 1st Division. Army no. A/201928. He was formerly with the 16th T R Battalion. Army no. TR13/1885.
He died from his wounds on 9 September 1918 which he probably received in the second Battle of Arras.
He was 27
He was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Jennings of King's Sutton and the husband of Nellie Jennings, Richmond Street, King's Sutton
He is buried in grave IV E 13 Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Notes
Abbeville was a major Hospital Centre
George William JONES
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Duke Of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment), 21 Brigade, 30th Division. Army no. 220013.
He was formerly with The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Army no. 3955
He was killed in action near Ypres on 29 July 1917.
He was 34
He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Jones of Bodicote and the husband of Annie Louise Jones of King's Sutton
He has no known grave but is remembered on panel 53 of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
William Thomas Stephen JONES
Private, A Squadron, The Oxfordshire Yeomanry, (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars), 2 Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Army no. 2330
He was killed in action on 31 January 1916 age 21
He was the son of Stephen and Annie E Jones, Red Lion Street, King's Sutton
He is buried in grave III K 13 Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe near Lens
William MATTHEWS
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 5 Brigade, 2nd Division. Army no. 11224
He was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert on 16 May 1915
He was 22.
He was the only son of William and Ann Matthews, Wales Street, Station Road, King's Sutton
He has no known grave but is remembered on panel 26 of Le Touret Memorial
Alfred Ernest MORBY
Private, 3rd Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Army no. 7359
He died from his wounds on 28 June 1915 and as he died in England so there is no detail on how or where he was wounded.
He was 28
He was the husband of Sarah Maria Morby, Station Road, King's Sutton
He is buried in grave 4 25 King's Sutton Cemetery
Notes
There is a consistent spelling issue. He was born MORBY in 1882, he married as MORBEY in 1909. The military records show him as MORBY and the headstone in King's Sutton Graveyard shows him as MORBY. The spelling on the War Memorial of MORBEY is probably incorrect
Arthur James Lewis O'BEIRNE
Lieutenant, 57 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps previously with The Oxfordshire Yeomanry, (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars)
He died from his wounds on 28 July 1917.
He was 29
He was the son of Major Arthur O'Beirne (the Royal Warwickshire Regiment rtd.) and Gertrude O'Beirne of Astrop Grange and 95 Eaton Terrace, London SW1 and brother of John
He is buried in grave III L 1 Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium
Additional information
57 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps was a bombing and reconnaissance squadron equipped at that time with Airco DH4
An extract from Flight 13 September 1917
Lieutenant Arthur James Lewis O'Beirne, Yeomanry, attached RFC, was the only surviving son of Major O'Beirne (late Royal Warwickshire Regiment) and Mrs. O'Beirne, of Astrop Grange, near Banbury, and Augherea, Co. Longford, Ireland.
He was educated at Summerfields, Oxford, Radley College, where he was in the first eleven, and at Exeter
When war broke out he had just arrived in British East Africa, and immediately enlisted as a trooper in the East African Mounted Rifles. After nine months' fighting he was invalided home, and was then offered a commission in the Oxfordshire Yeomanry. In December 1916, he joined the RFC, and after obtaining his Pilot's certificate was for some time in England. He went to the front last July, and died of wounds received in action on the 28th of that month. His only brother, Lieutenant John I M O'Beirne, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, attached RFC, was killed at the front last April.
John Ingram Mullanniffe O'BEIRNE
Second Lieutenant, 25 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps previously with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment
He was killed in action on 3 April 1917 age 24
He was the son of Major Arthur O'Beirne (the Royal Warwickshire Regiment rtd.) and Gertrude O'Beirne of Astrop Grange and 95 Eaton Terrace, London SW1 and brother of Arthur
He has no known grave but he is remembered on the Arras Flying Services Memorial
Additional information
1917 saw a changing role for 25 Squadron. In addition to the bombing and offensive patrols, it undertook an increased amount of photography under strong escort from their own aircraft. The FEs were increasingly vulnerable against a new generation of German aircraft (mainly Halberstadts) and so the FE2s, supplemented with a few Ds, were transferred to bombing duties and the Squadron undertook night raids. An extract from Flight 24 May 1917
Second Lieutenant J I M O'Beirne, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, attached RFC, reported missing on April 3rd, and now unofficially reported killed on that day, was the younger son of Major O'Beirne, late Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and Mrs. O'Beirne, of Astrop Grange, near Banbury, and Augherea, County Longford, Ireland, and was 23 years of age.
He was educated at Summerfields and Radley College, and had just finished his three years' training at the School of Mining, Camborne, when war broke out. He joined the Special Reserve of Officers in September 1915, and went to the front but was invalided home after the first battle of Ypres. Later he went to Sandhurst, and received a commission in the regiment, joined the RFC, and went to the front in May 1916.
Henry Cecil PEMBER
Captain, 1st Life Guards, 7 Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division.
He was killed in action on 3 March 1917. He was 38
He was the son of George and Mary Pember and the husband of Evelyn Mary Pember nee Selby-Bigge whose family lived at Astrop Manor
He is buried in grave II C 6 St Nicolas British Cemetery, Arras
James William ROBINS
Gunner, Depot Royal Field Artillery. Army no.73023
He died on 3 February 1915 probably of natural causes.
He was 31
He was the son of John H and Maria A Robins, Red Lion Square, King's Sutton
He is buried in grave 3 25 King's Sutton Cemetery
Richard STANTON
Private, 5th (Services) Battalion (Pioneers), The Northamptonshire Regiment, 12th Division. Army no. 27939.
He was formerly with the Royal Horse Artillery. Army no. 158969
He was killed in action on 28 July 1917.
He was 40.
He was the son of Henry and Mary Stanton and the husband of Elizabeth Stanton, Astrop, King's Sutton
He is buried in grave I D 23 Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy le Preux
Notes
This village, Monchy le Preux, was a high and commanding position in the battleground between Arras and Cambrai. It is probable that he was killed by shellfire
Frank TAYLOR
No military record has been identified with a link to King's Sutton
Frederick THORNE
Private, 1st/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 145 Brigade, 48th Division. Army no. 5026
He was killed in action during the Battle of Pozieres Ridge on 14 August 1916.
He was 29.
He was the son of William and Catherine E Thorne of King's Sutton and the brother of Richard
He has no known grave but is remembered on pier & face 10A and 10D of the Thiepval Memorial
Richard THORNE
Private, 5th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division. Army no. 15779
He was killed in action on 25 September 1915 during the second attack on Bellewaarde.
He was 26
He was the son of William and Catherine E Thorne of King's Sutton and the brother of Frederick
He has no known grave but is remembered on panel 37 and 39 of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Herbert Richard TWYNHAM
Private, 1st Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 10 Brigade, 4th Division. Army no. 2007
He was killed in action during the Battle of Ypres on 25 April 1915 age 27
He was the son of the late Jesse and Mary Ann Twynham, High Street, King's Sutton
He has no known grave but is remembered on Panel 8 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
William Alfred WEAVER
Private, 7th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment, 37 Brigade, 12th Division. Army no. 32103
He was killed in action near Armentieres on 17 January 1918.
He was 33
He was the son of George & Mary A Weaver of Deddington
He is buried in grave IV F 24 Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois Grenier
Notes
This is the only likely man with the surname of Weaver. He is recorded as being born in Deddington, enlisted in Northampton and lived in King's Sutton. His name also appears on the Deddington War Memorial
George WYATT
Corporal, 1st/1st (Bucks.) Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 145 Brigade, 48th Division. Army no. 201283
He died from his wounds on 12 October 1917.
He was a native of King's Sutton
He is buried in grave XXX C 10, Etaples Military Cemetery
Thomas WYATT
Private, Depot Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Army no. 18368
He died of his wounds on 14 October 1915.
He was 19
He was the son of Thomas and Fanny Wyatt, High Street, King's Sutton
He is buried in grave 5 25 in King's Sutton Cemetery


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