Ardley with Fewcott
St Mary’s Church in Ardley and Fewcott
A wooden wall plaque
OF THOSE FROM
ARDLEY and FEWCOTT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE TWO WORLD WARS
On the left
On the right
The Fallen from WW1
Private, 166th Company, Labour Corps. Army no. 99146. He was formerly with The Devonshire Regiment. Army no. 52649
He died on 28 October 1918. He was 32.
He was the son of William and Betsy Elliott of Fewcott
He is buried in the Churchyard of All Saints, Fewcott. The Church has been demolished
Born: Addersbury. Enlisted: Oxford Resident: Oxford
This is strange. CWGC states that he had served as no. 52649 in the Devonshire Regiment. UKSWD states that he was no. 37528 in The Worcestershire Regiment. The Medal Index confirms that he served with the Devonshire Regiment
Bernard Kenneth GIBBARD
Private, 3rd Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment, 74 Brigade, 25th Division. Army no. 46937
He was killed in action on 17 April 1918 during the first Battle of Kemmel Ridge. He was 20
He was the son of Richard and Helen Gibbard of Ardley.
He is remembered on panel 75 to 77 of the Tyne Cot Memorial
Private, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Army no. L/17258. He was formerly with The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Army no. 10075
He died on 22 November 1918. He was 29.
He was the son of John and Elizabeth Hollis and the husband of Edith Maud Fox formerly Hollis, East Street, Fritwell,
He is buried in in the Churchyard of All Saints, Fewcott. The Church has been demolished
Born at Somerton, Banbury.
Whilst I cannot find the discharge documentation, I believe that he had been discharged from the Army for poor health which would explain his death being registered with the civil Registrar
Ronald Melville JUDGE
Private, 9th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 39 Brigade, 13th Division. Army no. 4682
He was killed in action on 5 April 1916. This was in the capture of Hanna and Fallahiya during the campaign to relieve Kut al Imara. He was 22
He was the son of Charles H and Mary H Judge of Ardley
He is remembered on panel 9 of the Basra Memorial
Howard Stanley MAY
Private, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 184 Brigade, 61st Division. Army no. 200931
He was killed in action near Ypres on 22 August 1917. He was 21
He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth H May of Baynard's Green. His brother William Clarence May also fell.
He is remembered on panel 96 to 98 of the Tyne Cot Memorial
William Clarence MAY
Second Lieutenant, 1st/5th Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers, 149 Brigade, 50th Division.
He was killed in action on 26 October 1917 in the second Battle of Passchendaele. He was 25
He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth H May of Baynard's Green. His brother Howard Stanley May also fell.
He is remembered on panel 19 to 23 and 162 of the Tyne Cot Memorial
His address for Probate was Baynards Green, Stoke Lyne
Albert Edward MITCHELL
Private, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment), 36 Brigade, 12th Division. Army no. 48542. He was formerly with The Somerset Light Infantry. Army no. 40435
He was killed in action on 26 August 1918 in the fighting on the Somme. He was 20
He was the son of William and Fanny E Mitchell of Fringford
He is buried in plot IV row D grave 16 Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme.
Not a clue. Any suggestions or clues would be appreciated
The Fallen from WW2
Corporal, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Army no. 5385997
He was killed in action on 4 January 1945 during the german offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge. He was 27
He was the husband of Phyllis Blower
He is buried in grave VII B 2 Hotton War Cemetery, Luxembourg.
The village of Hotton was the western limit of the great German counter offensive in the Ardennes in January 1945
Albert Edward HOLLIS
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. Army no. 5510542
He died on active service on 9 September 1943. This was the date of the Allied invasion of mainland Italy at Salerno. He was 36
He was the husband of Daisy Hollis of Cowley.
He is remembered on panel 7 of the Cassino Memorial
He was born in 1907 and he had married Daisy Palmer 1927
Private, 4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Army no. 5382690
He died during the withdrawal of the British Expeditionary Force to Dunkirk on 19 May 1940. He was 18
He was the son of Edith N Collins of Fewcott
He is buried in grave VI A 5 Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Tournai
Almost all of the 52 WW2 burials in the extension date from May 1940 and the withdrawal of the British Expeditionary Force ahead of the German advance.
The Fallen from WW1 who are not on the War Memorial
Private, 22nd Battalion (Kensington), The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 99 Brigade, 2nd Division. Army no. 904
He was killed in action on 24 May 1916. He was 26
He was the son of Charles Henry and Hannah Judge of Ardley and the husband of Ethel Florence Allsopp (formerly Judge), Brendon House, 149 Windmill Road, Headington.
He is buried in grave II D 12 Zouave Valley Cemetery, Souchez