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Potten End War Memorial

Source:
http://www.hertsmuseums.org.uk/dacorum/potww1.htm

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Source Information:
In 1999, The Dacorum Heritage Trust mounted a major exhibition focusing on local soldiers who served in the First World War. In preparation for the exhibition, we gathered material (including photographs) from local families whose relatives had served during the conflict. We also began to compile a database of all soldiers in the Borough whose names appear on the war memorials. We used sources such as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, local newspapers and family testimony.

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Potten End War Memorial

Batchelor, Corporal Harold, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of 6 Boxted Cottages. Died of "spotted fever" in France on 30 April 1915. Age 28. Son of Caroline. St Sever Cemetery. (HH)

Batchelor, Sergeant William, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 27 August 1918. Beaulencourt British Cemetery. (HH)

Bedford, Private George, 6th Northants Regiment, of 8 The Front. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at the Somme on 17 February 1917. Age 32. Born in Berkhamsted. Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension.

Chapman, Private William Leonard, 6th Northants Regiment, of 12 Potten End. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in France on 29 September 1916. Age 31. Born in Great Gaddesden. Son of Mr C Leonard. Tincourt New British Cemetery.

Clarke, Rifleman Sidney Thomas, 2nd Royal Irish Rifles, of Little Heath Farm. Killed in action at Ypres on 25 September 1915. Age 21. Son of Arthur and Carrie. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Cooley, Private Alfred Charles, 8th Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 21 October 1916. Regina Trench Cemetery.

Cooley, Private Clifford, 1st Essex Regiment. Formerly with the Norfolk Regiment. Served in Egypt and then went to France in Spring 1916. Died of wounds at the Somme on 1 July 1916. Age 20. Born in Berkhamsted. Brother of Alfred. Knightsbridge Cemetery.

Cripps, Private Arthur, 2nd Northants Regiment, of 15 Frithsden. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 16 August 1917. Age 20. Son of Mrs J Cripps. Tyne Cot Memorial. (NE)

Denman, Private Cecil Bert, 1st / 6th North Staffordshire Regiment, of Penkridge, Staffs. Killed in action at Ypres on 9 August 1915. Age 26. Son of Albert and Elizabeth. Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery.

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Denman, Corporal Charles, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, of Horsmonden, Kent. Elisted at Watford. Died of wounds on 5 September 1916.Born at Horsmonden, Kent. (This one needs looking up on the CWGC)??

Gaussen, Temp. Second Lieutenant David Newbold, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 31 July 1916. Age 23. Son of Rev. Charles and Mary. Educated at Berkhamsted School. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery.

Goodall, Stoker (1st Class) Herbert Thomas, Royal Navy. Died at sea on 8 February 1917. Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Goodege, Private Arthur William, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 15 St Margaret’s. Died of wounds when hit by a shell when acting as company cook at the Somme on 13 August 1916. Age 28. Born in Berkhamsted. Husband of Esther. Dive Copse British Cemetery.

Halsey, Second Lieutenant Frederick, 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Hooge on 10 August 1917. Age 37. Son of David and Mary Ann of 3 Frithesden. Husband of Esther of Bedford. Hooge Crater Cemetery.

Hodsden, Private Albert Edward, 6th The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), of Woodside. Formerly with the East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action at Meaulte on 23 August 1918. Age 18. Born in Berkhamsted. Son of Charles and Margaret. Meaulte Military Cemetery.

Hodsden, Private Ernest Charles, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, of Woodside. Killed in action in France on 17 May 1915. Age 20. Born in Berkhamsted. Son of Charles and Margaret. Le Touret Memorial.

MacLehose, Lieutenant Norman Crawford, 8th London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), of Little Heath House. Educated at Rugby School and Oxford University. In 1912 he joined the Inns of Court and a year later he obtained a commission with the Post Office Rifles. He went to France in March 1915 and was killed in action on 26 May 1915. Age 26. Son of Norman and Olive. Grandson of the publisher, Alexander Macmillan. Post Office Rifles Cemetery.

Mawditt, Rifleman Alfred George, 8th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action by a shell in the trenches at Arras on 11 July 1916. Age 19. Born in Northchurch. Son of John and Georgina of 'The Red Lion' Inn. Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery.

Oakens, Private Reginald, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, of 8 Frithsden. Killed in action in France on 4 May 1916. Born at Potten End. Son of Mr A Oakens. Bienvillers Military Cemetery. (NE)

Parsons, Lance Corporal Henry Stanley, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France on 2 November 1914. Age 29. Formerly employed as a rural postman at Water End. Bethune Town Cemetery.

Pulman, Captain Harry Robert Sauve, 3rd London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), of Fryth, The Common. Shot three times and killed during a bayonet charge at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on 10 March 1915. Age 47. He was Vice President of Berkhamsted Cricket Club. Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard.

Rance, Private Bert, 6th Northants Regiment. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 17 February 1917. Born in Berkhamsted. Thiepval Memorial. (BK) (StM)

Summerfield, Sergeant Bert F, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment, of 16 Frithsden. Enlisted with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 16 April 1918. Age 24. Born in Berkhamsted. Son of Walter and Sarah. Tyne Cot Memorial. (NE)

Waterton, Private Bertie, Royal Engineers / transferred to 433rd Agricultural Compant, Labour Corps, of Berkhamsted. Died on 7 November 1918. Born at Potten End. Buried at Potten End Churchyard.

Whitman, Private Arthur, 1st Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action at the Somme on 27 July 1916. Age 21. Born in Berkhamsted. Son of Mr Whitman of 26 Potten End. Husband of Grace of Hemel Hempstead. Thiepval Memorial.

Wilson, Sergeant Augustus Edwin ("Gus"), 7th Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds to the chest and left leg sustained at Ypres on 14 August 1917. Born in Berkhamsted. Son of Mr E Wilson. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery. (NE)

Wilson, Private John, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment,of Nettleden. Killed in action in France on 9 August 1916. Born in Berkhamsted. Formerly employed at Potten End Vicarage. (NE)

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