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World War One in Ledbury - Roll Of Honour


World War One Roll Of Honour

This is not a complete Roll of Honour list, only those mentioned in the Ledbury Guardian Newspaper. If you would like a name added please contact us.

Kington / Newent Reporter Newspaper 15-08-1914
LEDBURY COUNCIL SCHOOLS - MEETING OF MANAGERS.

A letter was read from Mr A H BURSTON, uncertificated assistant at the 'boys' school, stating that he would be unable to fulfil his duties as he had been called up to serve with the Royal Field Artillery.

Driver A T BURSTON



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 22-08-1914

In response to numerous appeals made to us to compile a list of men who have gone from Ledbury and district to serve their country at this crisis, we have pleasure in publishing the following names, which comprise of " C " Company, 1st Battalion Herefordshire Regiment, who departed from Ledbury a few days ago -

Names shown in green have further information or photographs. Click on the name to view

Captain A V HOLMAN
Colour Sergeant E G MORRIS
Sergeant H BROOKES
Sergeant E HOWARD
Sergeant F SHINN
Sergeant W C CHADD
Lance Sergeant A G MADDOX
Corporal W BARNES
Corporal G DALLEY
Corporal A NEALE
Corporal W HUISH
Lance Corporal C BARNES
Lance Corporal C FARDON
Lance Corporal J GRIFFITHS
Lance Corporal J SMITH
Private G ARROWSMITH
Private T AVERILL
Private T BALDWIN
Private H BALDWIN
Private A BARBER
Private R W BARNETT
Private H BEALE
Private W BOURTON
Private A L BOX
Private C BOX
Private G BOX
Private E BOX
Private A J BRADLEY
Private W BRADLEY
Private H T BRANT
Private W BRIGHT
Private R J BRIDGE
Private J BROOKES
Private W R BUNN
Private B CARLESS
Private C DAVIS
Private W DOWDING
Private E ELLSMORE
Private F FARMER
Private W G GARDINER
Private W GURNEY
Private G F HANDY
Private E J HARRIS
Private J HINKSMAN
Private A HODGES
Private A W HODGES
Private G HODGES
Private C HOLTHAN
Private W HYDE
Private J JAMES
Private G JONES
Private J JONES
Private J KIRBY
Private J LANE
Private A G LAWRENCE
Private J W LONG
Private A MANNS
Private G H MANNS
Private R MANNS
Private A MARSHALL
Private R L MARTIN
Private P MAYO
Private F A MOORE
Private J NEALE
Private W OLIVER
Private J PARTRIDGE
Private R A PAUL
Private A W PEDLINGHAM
Private C H PRITCHARD
Private W RANSFORD
Private F SHAKESHEFF
Private H SHAKESHEFF
Private H M SMITH
Private G SMITH
Private H SPARROW
Private W H STILLGOE
Private W STUBBS
Private W H SURRELL
Private C TAYLOR
Private G TAYLOR
Private F TUDGE
Private G A TURNER
Private J VICARAGE
Private E WANKLIN
Private A J WATKINS
Private F G WATKINS
Private W P WEAVER
Private S H WHARTON
Private H W WHITTAKER
Private W WILLIAMS
Private G WOODHOUSE
Private H WORRALL
Private J WILLIAMS
Private F WINTERS
Private H WINTERS
Private J WINTERS
Private W W WOOD...

In addition to the above there are 19 recruits ( Not Ledbury men ) who have been drafted to the company.

The following are among the Herefordshire Naval men in the Home Fleet or the Mediterranean.
Esca HARGREAVES son of Mr G HARGREAVES of London nephew of the Rev L G HUNT Rector of Munsley, Herefordshire. Sub-Lieutenant in H.M.S. Iron Duke, the flagship of the Admiral Jellicoe
Dick ONSLOW ( son of the Rev. M R S ONSLOW, Stoke Edith ) in H. M. S. Queen Mary, cruiser of the First Battle Squadron of the Home Fleet



Kington Reporter Newspaper- 29-08-1914

A special meeting of the Ledbury Urban District Council was held at the Barrett-Browning Institute on Monday, to make arrangements for the carrying out of the duties of the Medical Officer of Health (Dr HARRISON) and the Rate Collector (Mr A G MADDOX) during their temporary absence with the Territorials.



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 05-09-1914

The following men enlisted at the meeting on Wednesday night, and have been added to

William BAGNALL Brookes Lodging House
A BARNETT Evendine, Colwall
Gerald BIRK Southlea
A BOWKETT care of Mr ROSS, Colwall
Henry BOWKETT care of Mr CRAINKE, The Noad Farm
J CECIL Barnham Church Lane
James COLLETT
Henry DA?T Brookes Lodging House
Edwin DAVIS China Cottage Leddington
William DAVIS Albion Cottages Colwall
G DRINKWATER 53 Smoke Alley
F FARLEY 72 Homend Street
Chris FARMER Bosbury
Joseph FLETCHER 117 Well Yard
Albert Edward FOSTER, Ailscroft, Bosbury
H HABBITTS 60 Bridge Street
W J HABBITS New Bridge Street
William JENNINGS Brookes Lodging House
F JOBB Colwall Golf Club
Victor KEMP 36 Albert Road
W LIMERICK care of Mrs HANSON, Butcher, Colwall
S LOADE alias FARR
A MANSELL Wildhouse
George MILLS Bye Street
Charles NORMAN Old Castle Colwall Green
Ernest PHILLIPS The Gardens, Woodlands
J SAUNDERS Newbury Park
Charles STURGE 17 Church Street
P STURGE 39 Bye Street
Frank TRICKETT Orlham Cottages
Albert WATELY Southlea
Fred WEALE Rowlands Green
John WEOBLEY Homend Street

The following have enlisted since September 2nd

KITCHENER'S FORCE

C E CHANDLER Leddington
Alfred MAY
O C PATERSON
W RABY Leddington
C E WARD

TERRITORIALS

W T CARLESS Wrighton
H HABBITTS
C PARRY

KITCHENER'S FORCE

J W CANWOOD Sheffield
J E WILLIAMS Monmouth

TERRITORIALS

H J BARNES
W GREENING Coddington
W GWYNNE Coddington
G JONES Leddington
H JONES Leddington
H LAWSON Coddington
F PRICE Coddington
W PRICE Coddington
E WILLIAMS Hallwood Green
F WILLIAMS Hallwood Green



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 12-09-1914

The following additions have to be made to the Ledbury Roll of Honour.

PETERSEN, Q. C., Malvern Kitchener's Army.
CRAMPTON, W., Staffordshire, Kitchener's Army.
JONES,W., Wellington Heath, Territorials.
BEALE, W., Ledbury, old soldier.
FLETCHER, G., Ledbury, Kitchener's Army.
BADHAM, G., Ledbury, (R.A.).

CANADIAN CONTINGENT

(Princess Patricia's Light Infantry).
MARTIN, Alick G., as a private. No. 1266 (son of Mr. W. A. H. MARTIN, The Upper Hall, Ledbury).

TERRITORIALS

DANCE W., Holly Bush.
WATTS J. H,. National Pro. Bank.
HUGHES W., Underdown, Ledbury.
CHANDLER G., The Lindens, Colwall.
EDSER G. E., The Lindens, Colwall.
MEREDITH R., Little Marcle.
PRICE T., Rowlands Green.
WRIGHT C., Bargains, Ledbury.
HEATH, A., Colwall.
TAYLOR H,. Colwall.
BARBER A., Colwall.

KITCHENER'S ARMY

CHANDLER C. E., Ledbury.
DAVIS F. W., LEDBURY.
GIFFORD J., Eastnor.
GLADWIN W., Plymouth.
INNES H., groom, Colwall, K.S.L.I.
WILLIAMS, J., gamekeeper, Stoke Edith, K.S.L.I.
PICKFORD J., carman, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
WILLIAMS P., agricultural labourer, Dymock, K.S.L.I.
STROUD, W., labourer, Bosbury, K.S.L.I.
ROUSE G., farm labourer, Bosbury, K.S.L.I.
ROUSE T., farm labourer, Bosbury, K.S.L.I.
PRITCHARD A., general labourer, Withington, K.S.L.I.
PRITCHARD H., general labourer, Withington, K.S.L.I.
HABBITTS W. J., groom, Ledbury, Hussars.
PROBERT T. L., agricultural labourer, Much Marcle, K.S.L.I.
LARGE R., labourer, Newent, K.S.L.I.
MASON, A., collier, Bosbury, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
MAPP W., agricultural labourer, Ashperton, K.S.L.I.
HENLEY, V. J. V., grocer, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
HODGETTS E. J., Ledbury, general labourer, K.S.L.I.
HART G. S., gamekeeper, Eastnor, K.S.L.I.
HARFORD A. D., agricultural labour, Eastnor, K.S.L.I.
HOWELLS G., postman, Eastnor, K.S.L.I.
HALL J., herdsman, Withington, K.S.L.I.
PROBERT W., groom, Preston, Herefordshire, K.S.L.I.
WOODYATT T., labourer, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
FREEMAN, F., carman, Colwall, K.S.L.I.
HAWKINS, T. L., gardener, Dymock, K.S.L.I.
JASSETT, R. T., postman, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
HUGHES A., agricultural labourer, Yarkhill, K.S.L.I.
LANE J., farmer, Eastnor, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
ROCK H., labourer, Yarkhill, R.H. and R.F.A.
SMITH H. G., groom, Eastnor, K.S.L.I.
TURNER A., gardener, Dymock, K.S.L.I.
STEPHENS, A. H., labourer, Little Marcle, K.S.L.I.
DAVIES F., Ledbury, engine driver, K.S.L.I.
SMITH R., butcher, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
BARNETT A., Colwall, Labourer, K.S.L.I.
JONES A. G., Yarkhill, Special Res. K.S.L.I.
BROWN Alfred., Ledbury, footman, K.S.L.I.
MILLS G. H., Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
ENGLAND W., gardener, Much Marcle, K.S.L.I.
BAKER F., Much Marcle, agricultural labourer, K.S.L.I.
SLADE, S., nacker, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
DOWNS W. H., Egleton, near Ledbury, labourer, K.S.L.I.
DAVIES A., Little Marcle, labourer, K.S.L.I.
ALFORD G., Ashperton, haulier, K.S.L.I.

We understand that Captain PALAIRET of Westhill, left Ledbury on Tuesday to join his regiment.

We are informed that no less than 27 parishioners connected with the Eastnor estate, have responded to the call to arms on behalf of the country. These include Lord SOMERS, three sons of Mr. C. W. BELL (Bronsil), Mr. Cuthbert ROWDEN, and Mr. A. D. ROBINSON.



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 19-09-1914

FURTHER ADDITIONS
The following are local men who have recently joined the Army:-
BRATT, A. J., Colwall, Territorials.
MANTON, E. W., Colwall, Kitchener's.
WILKS, G., Colwall, Kitchener's.
MERRETT, George, Dymock, Territorials.
HARDMAN, Denis, Dymock, Territorials.
PALMER, William, Dymock, Territorials.
WILKS, A., Dudley, Kitchener's.
WILLIAMS, A., Leddington, Territorials.
NUGENT, J., Coventry, Kitchener's.
WHITTAKER, A. L. Dymock, Territorials.
MILLARD, W. H. T. Dymock, Territorials.
WEST, A., Donnington, Territorials.
WALL, T., Donnington, Territorials.
MUNDAY, S., Donnington, Territorials.
SUTOR, ( SUTER ) George Arthur, London (son of Mr R. G. SUTOR ( SUTER ), Ledbury), Royal Naval Reserves.
Corporal Allan ROGERS, R.A.M.C. on active, son of Mr. T.ROGERS, South Parade, Ledbury.

Eastnor -
Ernest ALLSOPP
Gilbert ALLSOPP
Philip AUSTIN
Michael BELL
Philip BELL
Jonathan BELL
William BULLOCK
Ernest BUNN
Leonard BUNN
Wallace BUNN
Cyril COURT
Fred DRINKWATER
Albert HARFORD
Victor HART
Seymour HART
William HOWELLS
George HOWELLS, jun.
James LANE
A. D. ROBINSON
Cuthbert ROWDEN
Herbert SMITH
Lord SOMERS
Percy WEAVER
Frank WINTER
James WOOD
William WOOD
Henry WORRALL

LOCAL YEOMANRY
The following Colwall troopers with the Worcestershire Yeomanry were granted three days furlough last weekend: Messrs J. E. MARSHALL, Sam PEDLINGHAM, Ernest ROGERS and George WADLEY. All looked well and fit for active service. Mr. Harold M. A. POWELL, only son of Mr. Martin J. POWELL, has joined the Worcestershire Yeomanry. He was formerly a Sergeant in the Herefordshire Territorials, but resigned when he went to London. Mr. Edward HOLLAND also holds a commission in this regiment. All the local Yeomanry have volunteered for active service. Trooper SEAR (Park Farm) arrived home on Thursday evening.

We understand that Mr Philip HANMAN, son of the proprietor of the Colwall Park Hotel, has volunteered as an interpreter, and that his services have been accepted by the War Office. He has been given a commission as second lieutenant in the Army. Local War News



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 26-09-1914

FURTHER ADDITIONS FROM THE DISTRICT
Private Bertie BUCKETT son of Mr. W. E. BUCKETT (Much Marcle), in the machine gun section, 20th Battalion London Regiment (T.F.)
Private W. JONES (son of Mr. and Mrs. W. JONES, Post Office, Fromes Hill), 6th Dragoon Guards.
Lance-Corporal G. JONES (son of Mr. and Mrs. W. JONES, Post Office, Fromes Hill), 6th Dragoon Guards.
Driver A. FOX (of Ledbury, formerly of Byford), A.S.C. Motor Transport.
Private W. CLARK (Perton, Stoke Edith), D Company, K.S.L.I.



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 24-10-1914
WAR NEWS
Recruiting has been very brisk again in Ledbury, and quite a number of men have left the town during the past few weeks. Eleven have gone from Messrs. HOPKINS' works, New Street. Their names are:- Messrs
H. BARNES...
J. DANCE...
H. COLE...
J. WILLIAM...
W. DOWDEN...
A. CHADD...
F. CLARKE...
H. MITTEN...
J MANSELL
F. LOW

We understand that Mr. Guy SMITH has offered his services as a motor despatch rider and is liable to be called upon at any time to serve.
Mr. George LEWIS left the town this week to join the Durham Light Infantry.
Mr. R. BARNHAM, who has been employed by Mr W. L. TILLEY, The Garage, Ledbury, has also enlisted.
There are also others in the town we believe who have joined the army this week. Ledbury has certainly done well in the matter of recruiting.

Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 24-10-1914
Departure of National Reservists
Upwards of 20 men belonging to the National Reserve left Ledbury on Thursday morning in response to their country's call. The names of the men are as follows - Messers
H.J. POWELL
G. CHANDLER
T. BROOKES
H. BAYNHAM
W. OWENS
H. CALE
T. DAVIES ( DAVIS )
S. JONES - THOMAS
R. HODGETTS
T. WILLIAMS
W. WALKER
F. SMITH
J. JONES
W. MANSELL
G. BAYLISS.
The last named was in charge. The men were given a hearty send off.



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 31-10-1914
Will WILKS C Company, Royal Navy Volunteers LEDBURY MAN IN THE BOMBARDMENT OF ANTWERP



BOSBURY - LOCAL PATRIOTISM
The following Bosbury men are at present serving their country:
K.S.L.I
Sergt. W. BRICE
Privates
E. CHADNEY
A. MASON
-. MASON
A. POWELL
G. ROUSE
T. ROUSE
Corporal W. SWAITH

R.F.A
Private R. MAYOR
Private A. PETERS

Private G. PALMER, Grenadier Guards
Private L. K. JOB, Warwickshire Regiment
Privates A. and R. BUCHANAN, Liverpool Scottish

1st Herefordshire Regiment
Privates
G. BOX
T. BOX
T. BRANT
D. BROWN
G. BROWN
W. BROWN
C. DAVIES
F. FARMER
A. FOSTER
A. JONES
T. JOHNSON
T. OWEN
T. OLIVER



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 07-11-1914
ON H.M.S. VENERABLE
There are two Bosbury men on H.M.S. Venerable, which figured in the recent attack on the German coast forces. They are Mr. E. J. JONES and Mr. Tom. MASON.
William E JONES
Thomas MASON

P.C. EVANS REJOINS THE ARMY
Sergeant Douglas EVANS


C J BEVAN Gunner Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery THE BATTLE OF THE MARNE - LEDBURY GUNNER'S THRILLING EXPERIENCES - AN HEROIC BRITISH BATTERY



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 21-11-1914
LATEST ADDITIONS
WITH THE NAVY
Frank MEEK, A.C. (son of the late S. MEEK, Byford, and formerly of Ledbury and Whaddon, Gloucester). H.M.S. Leviathan.
A. KNILL (Withington). H.M.S. Suffolk.
WITH THE COLOURS
R. J. PITT, Bye Street, Ledbury, 1st Herefordshire Battalion Band.
Battalion Band
Private W. E. STEPHENS, hay trusser, Dymock, K.S.L.I.
Private W. LUCY, labourer, Ledbury, Inniskillen Dragoons.
Private H. GLADWYN, labourer, Staunton, K.S.L.I.
Private G. COX, wheeler, Woolhope, A.S.C.
Private W. GRIFFITHS, labourer, Tarrington, A.S.C.
Private A. PULLING, labourer, Bishop's Frome, Royal Artillery.
Private J. H. BETTINGTON, bailiff, Bosbury.
Private G. MORGAN, labourer, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
Private Percy Charles JONES, Dobbins Farm, Mathon.
Private Frank JAMES, Moorend Cross, Mathon.
Private Henry James CROSBIE, Coddington, Ledbury.
Petty Officer Tom ROGERS, Royal Naval Air Service, son of Mr. T. ROGERS, South Parade, Ledbury.



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 28-11-1914
WITH THE COLOURS
Corporal Charles Radcliffe COOKE (son of the late Charles Walwyn Radcliffe COOKE, of Hellens, Much Marcle, and Mrs. RADCLIFFE COOKE, Les Sorbiers, Bex, Switzerland, and a brother of Miss Constance C. COOKE, Much Marcle), despatch rider at present at Aldershot. Expects shortly to go to the front.

Private Walter Alan GITTINGS, 2 Frith Cottages, Ledbury.
Private J. DALBY, labourer, Newent, R.G.A.
Private R. GOODE, baker, Much Marcle, A.S.C.
Private H. GOODE, labourer, Much Marcle, K.S.L.I.

CAPTAIN CLIVE, M.P. - At The Front, The Member for South Herefordshire (Captain P. A. CLIVE, M. P.), is at present in France serving with his regiment, the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.

Private Harry SPARKES East Yorkshire Regiment Ledbury Man Interviewed



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 05 12 1914
Lance-Corporal H. GODSELL Coldstream Guards Yarkhill Man's Experiences

WITH THE COLOURS
Pte. E. E. COLE, baker, Ledbury.
Pte. Walter Allan GITTINGS, 2, Frith Cottages, Ledbury.
Pte. Thomas Francis SMITH, Aldrich House, Bishops Froome.
Pte. T. WANKLIN, Upper Colwall.
Second-Lieutenant W. J. G. YEOMANS (son of Mr. J. H. YEOMANS, Stone House, Withington), late of the O.C.T. Hereford Cathedral School, 6th K.S.L.I.
Private C. PRITCHARD, crane driver, Withington, K.S.L.I.
Private G. T. SMITH, painter, Ledbury.
Private L. O. PREECE, gamekeeper, Putley Common, K.S.L.I.



Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 19 12 1914
WITH THE COLOURS
Private E. PRICE, draper's assistant, Weobley.
Private F. W. EDWARDS, Ledbury.
Private E. WILLIAMS, Albert Road, Newtown.
Private E. PROTHERO, labourer, Ledbury. K.S.L.I.
Private W. PARRY, decorator, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
Private J. COOPER, labourer, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
Private C. WILLIAMS, labourer, Colwall, K.S.L.I.
Private T. HOLTHAM, labourer, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
Private W. PREECE, platelayer, Ledbury, K.S.L.I.
Private Richmond LUTHER, Bromesberrow Heath.



Francis George TARBATH - Private Herefordshire Regiment, transferred to the King"s Shropshire Light Infantry then to the Border Regiment.( Not yet listed in newspapers )



Sources
1914 Newent Reporter Newspaper - Herefordshire History
1914 - 1919 Ledbury Guardian Newspaper - Herefordshire History

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