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The Roll of Honour is displayed in the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Second World War Memorial from North Aston, Oxfordshire

Those who are known to have died

Robert Vickris TAYLOR
Major, 16th/5th Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps Army no. 42475
He died on 19 February 1943 age 34
He was the son of Captain John Vickris Taylor and Sybil Taylor and the husband of Ruth Prudence Taylor, Walton, Boston Spa, Yorkshire
He is buried in Grave II C 25 Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia
There is also a wooden plaque in the Church
2nd Lieut John HICHENS
Captain, 190 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery Army no. 174589
He died on 11 July 1944
He is buried in Grave VII E 9 Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Normandy
Ronald KNIGHT
Sergeant, 1st Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Army no. 5385252
He died on 24 October 1944 age 23
He was the son of Albert and Alice Knight, Middle Aston and the husband of Lucy Knight, Deddington
He is buried in Grave 3 D 8 Uden War Cemetery, Holland

In addition two men from North Aston died who are not mentioned on the Memorial

William Lionel HICHENS MA
Civilian
He died at Church House, Great Smith Street during a bombing raid on London on 14 October 1940 age 66
He was a Fellow of Winchester College, Chairman of Cammel Laird & Co. Ltd., and formerly Colonial Treasurer, Transvaal Oxford. He was the husband of Mary Hermione Hichens ARRC, JP and they lived at North Aston Hall
He has no known grave
Reginald John Claude CROXFORD
Flying Officer (Pilot), 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve RAF no. 150099
He died on 14 January 1944 age 27
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Croxford and the husband of Dorothy Mary Croxford of Cardiff.
He is buried in Coll. grave 3. G. 12-15 Hanover War Cemetery
7 Squadron was part of the Pathfinder Force and they flew Lancaster Bombers from their base at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire
Second World War Memorial from North Aston, Oxfordshire

The Memorial in the Church

And those who are known to have served

Major Anthony TAYLOR MC
15th-19th Kings Royal Hussars
Major LORT-PHILIPS
Grenadier Guards
2nd Lieut G I CHURCHILL
12th Royal Lancers
Group Capt. F M DENNY
Royal Air Force
Guardsman D G BEESLEY
Grenadier Guards
Sargeant P E CHURCHILL
Royal Berkshire Regiment
Sapper J CHURCHILL
Royal Engineers
Gunner CATO
Royal Artillery
Private E CATO
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Gunner J DORE
Royal Artillery
Leading Aircraftman A GARDNER
Royal Air Force
Sergeant T GARDNER
Royal Air Force
Private T PRATT
Somerset Light Infantry
Gunner F PROFFITT
Royal Artillery
Private W WHITEHEAD
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Private H WYATT
Royal Army Service Corps
Private J HILL
The Auxiliary Territorial Service
Nurse S PRESTON
The British Red Cross Society
Aircraftwoman Instructor S M PRESTON
Women's Auxiliary Air Force

Contributed by Michael Allbrook
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