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Tingewick soldiers

Where possible I have provided a link to the appropriate Commonwealth War Grave details. I also hope to add more about the battles the men fought and fell in. I'm also very grateful to his nephew for a transcript of the war diary of Frederick William Miller 1891-1946

A few names from the Great War are omitted from one or other memorial (see table below). It seems likely that those who were omitted from the church memorial were non-conformists, and those who only appear on it were the sons of James Gardner of Grove Hill Farm and were not actually parish residents.

Commemorated on the Tingewick war memorials

Other Tingewick descendants who died

Those who survived

Aris, Frank
Aris, Walter George
Dillow, Edward J.
Gardner, Cecil V.
Gardner, Richard (Percy)
Heritage, James E.
Holton, Frederick J.
Holton, Harry
Jones, Percy
Linford (or Holton), Daniel
Lucas, Herbert Henry
Lucas, William Henry
Neal, Alfred James Randel
Pollard, William Joseph
Richardson, Frank Arthur
Ridgway, William Thomas
Roots,John
Side, Arthur
Steeden, Shugborough Newitt
Terry, Joseph
Waring, Alfred
Worvill, Charles
Coles, Archie
Gallagher, James
Kneller, Walter Robert Victor
Moss, Fred
Rockall, Frederick Robert George
Rockall, Percy Richard William
Terry, Louis Melworth
Barnes, William
Cox, John Lambourn (Jack)
Holton, Robert Leonard
Miller, Frederick William
Ridgway, Thomas
Wimbush, Norman (Nelson)

A: Stone cross in Tingewick cemetery, Water Stratford Road
B: Brass plate below stained glass memorial window in church: "This window was erected to the Glory of God and in loving and grateful memory of the men of this Parish who fell in the Great War 1914-1918
FRANK ARIS PERCY JONES WILLIAM T RIDGWAY EDWARD J DILLOW DANIEL LINFORD ARTHUR SIDE RICHARD P GARDNER WILLIAM H LUCAS SHUGBOROUGH N STEEDEN CECIL V GARDNER ALFRED J R NEAL ALFRED WARING HARRY HOLTON WILLIAM J POLLARD CHARLES WORVILL FREDERICK J HOLTON FRANK A RICHARDSON"

photo Name Rank
Regiment
Dates Memorial CWG cemetery
William Henry Lucas
Killed in action, 19 Dec 1914, Belgium
Private
2nd Bn.
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
born 10 Mar 1895, bapt. Aston Abbots, Bucks
more here...
and at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Belgium
John Roots
Killed in action, 21 Aug 1915, Gallipoli
Serjeant
Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars
of Rookery Farm, Tingewick
more here...
and at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Cemetery Helles Memorial, Turkey
Tpr.Alfred Waring
Killed in action, 21 Aug 1915, Gallipoli
age 38
Private
Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars
b. abt. 1877
lived with wife at Rectory Lodge, Tingewick
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both Helles Memorial, Turkey
Harry Holton
Killed in action, 25 Sept 1915, Ypres, Belgium
Private
5th Bn.
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
bapt. 25 Dec 1890, Tingewick
more here ...
and at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Joseph Terry
Killed in action, 25 Sept 1915, France
age 29
Private
5th Bn.
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
bapt. 8 Aug 1886, Tingewick
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
James E. Heritage
Killed in action, 25 Sept 1915, France
Private
2nd Bn.
Gordon Highlanders
25 Sept 1883, Buckingham
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Cemetery LOOS MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais
France
Frank Aris
Died of wounds 19th Oct 1915, France
Private
5th Bn.
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
bapt. 14 Apr 1895, Tingewick
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Charles Worvill
5 Mar 1916, France
Sergeant
"A" Bty. 152nd Brigade.
Royal Field Artillery
born abt. 1880, Tingewick
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both BREWERY ORCHARD CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER
Nord
France
William Joseph Pollard
Killed in action, 26 Jan 1917, France
age 25
Private
2nd Bn.
Royal Berkshire Regiment
bapt. 6 Mar 1892, Tingewick
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT
Seine-Maritime
France
Herbert Henry Lucas
Killed in action, 26 Mar 1917, Egypt or Palestine
age 27
Private
2nd/10th Battalion
Middlesex Regiment
bapt. 25 May 1890, Tingewick
marr. Mabel Louisa Smith
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Cemetery Jerusalem Memorial, Israel
Richard (Percy) Gardner
Died of wounds 24 May 1917, France
age 32
Private
1st/28th Bn.
London Regiment (Artists' Rifles)
born abt. 1885, Broughton, Oxfordshire
marr. Edith Mary; cashier of Bromley (Kent) branch of Martin's Bank
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Church BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
Pas de Calais
France
Percy Jones
Died of wounds 4 June 1917, France
Corporal
5th Bn.
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Croix de Guerre?
bapt. Feb. 1891, Tingewick
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE
Frank Arthur Richardson
Died of wounds 7 June 1917, France
Bombardier
"D" Battery. 175th Brigade.
Royal Field Artillery
born abt. 1886, Tingewick
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Nord
France
Alfred James Randel Neal
Died of wounds 18 August 1917, Eastbourne
age 19
Private
"B" Coy. 11th Bn.
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
bapt. Oct 1898 at Tingewick
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both EASTBOURNE (OCKLYNGE) CEMETERY
wreath for William Thomas Ridgway at Tyne Cot cemetery William Thomas Ridgway
Killed in action 02 December 1917, Belgium
age 22
Second Lieutenant
11th Bn.
Border Regiment
bapt. Aug. 1895, Tingewick
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Arthur Side
15 Aug 1918, France
Private
62nd Field Ambulance
Royal Army Medical Corps

More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both NEUF-BRISACH COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Haut-Rhin
France

(P.O.W. cemetery)
Frederick J. Holton
Killed in action 30 Aug 1918, nr. Arras, France
Gunner
"L" Anti-Aircraft Battery.
Royal Garrison Artillery
bapt. 18 Aug 1895, Tingewick
more here...
and at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE
Pas de Calais
France
Cecil V. Gardner
DFC
30 Sept 1918, France
Captain
19th Squadron.
Royal Air Force
born abt. 1889, Broughton, Oxon
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Church GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais
France
Walter George Aris
Died of wounds, 10 Oct 1918, France
Sergeant
11th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
bapt 7 Aug 1898 at Tingewick
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Cemetery BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL
France

Edward J. Dillow
14 Oct 1918, Belgium
Sapper
255th Tunnelling Coy.
Royal Engineers
b. 1882/1884, Thornborough
marr. 1908, Tingewick to Annie Wood
More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen
Belgium
Daniel Linford or Holton
died of TB in Leicestershire in June 1918
(death info kindly contributed by Buckinghamshire Remembers)
Sergeant born 1875/76, Tingewick or Finmere
Son of Elizabeth Holton
Both not on CWGC
Shugborough N. Steeden
Died from wounds 12 Nov. 1918 at Tingewick
after being discharged from the army.
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry bapt. May 1890, Tingewick

More at Buckinghamshire Remembers
Both Discharged due to injuries so not on CWGC

Other Tingewick descendants who died

Photo Name Rank
Regiment
Dates Tingewick connection CWGC Memorial
Archie Coles
28 March 1916, France
Private 2947,
1st/1st Bucks Bn., Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
born abt 1892, Simpson, Buckinghamshire son of Benjamin Coles (b. 1866 at Tingewick) HEBUTERNE MILITARY CEMETERY
Percy Richard William Rockall
11 Sept 1916, Somme, France
age 24
Gunner
"B" Bty. 77th Bde.
Royal Field Artillery
b. 1883, Islington grandson of Rebecca Steeden (b. 1839, Tingewick) COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Louis Melworth Terry
13 Oct 1917
Ypres
Private
40th Bn.
Australian Infantry, A.I.F
b. 3 Oct 1894, Longford, Tasmania grandson of Richard Terry (b. 1823, Tingewick) YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Walter Robert Victor Kneller
29 Oct 1917, Turkey (P.O.W.)
age 20
Private
6th Bn.
Essex Regiment
b. 23 Dec 1896
son of Mary Ann Clifford, grandson of Emma Lucas (b. 1837, Tingewick) Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
Fred Moss
9 Apr 1918
Grenay, France
Rifleman
1st/5th Bn.
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
b. 1896, Droylesden, Lancashire son of John Moss (bp. 1873, Tingewick) LOOS MEMORIAL
Frederick Robert George Rockall
30 Aug 1918France
age 35
Private
11th Bn.
Royal Fusiliers
b. 1892, Islington grandson of Rebecca Steeden (b. 1839, Tingewick) COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
James Gallagher
10 Oct 1918
France
age 19
Private
1st/5th Bn.
Northamptonshire Regiment
b. 1899, Droylesden, Lancashire son of Mary Jane Moss (b. 1869, Tingewick) VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

Those who survived

Photo Name Rank, Regiment Dates Details
William Barnes 1885-1966 William Barnes served in France,
1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
born Jan/Mar 1885 in Tingewick
died Dec 1966 at Brackley
more ...
John Lambourn (Jack) Cox of Preston Bissett served in Egypt born 1893
died 1948
more ...
Robert Leonard Holton 8th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment born Nov 1898
died 1944
more ...
  Frederick William Miller 6th Battalion, Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry bp. 1891 in Tingewick
died 1946, buried Newton Purcell
married Tingewick postmistress, suffered from the effects of gas ... more (including war diary)...
Thomas Ridgway bp. 1888 at Tingewick Gave his occupation as "ex-soldier" when he married Elizabeth Ann Collingridge on 4th Nov. 1918 in Tingewick
Norman (Nelson) Wimbush b. 1880 in Birmingham
died 1965
very badly facially wounded - rebuilt by some of the earliest plastic surgery

Information on other Buckinghamshire war memorials and soldiers can be found at the Buckinghamshire Remembers website

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