The War Memorials in Hauxwell
The marble wall plaque in St. Oswald's Church, East Hauxwell.
HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
HENRY A STOREY 9TH YORKSHIRE REGT
KILLED IN FRANCE AUGT 2ND 1916
JOHN W FOSTER 2ND WEST YORKSHIRE REGT
KILLED IN FRANCE AUGT 19TH 1917
RICHARD WHITLING 1st/4th ESSEX REGT
KILLED IN PALESTINE NOV 3RD 1917
Their Name Liveth for
and a marble wall plaque for WW2
1939 – 1945
DRIVER JOHN ROBERT BEAN
KILLED IN MIDDLE EAST
3RD SEPT 1942
IN EVERLASTING REMBRANCE
Those who Fell in WW1
FOSTER, John William
Private, 17th (Service) Battalion (2nd Leeds), West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), 106 Brigade, 35th Division. Army no 17/499.
He was killed in action on Sunday 19 August 1917 on the Somme. He was 27.
He was the son of Joseph W and Alice Foster, Garriston, Constable Burton.
He is buried in Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery and his headstone is inscribed One of The Best of Sons Peace Perfect Peace.
I believe that the Memorial information is incorrect and that he served in 17th Battalion.
STOREY, Henry Armistead
Private, 9th (Service) Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 69 Brigade, 23rd Division. Army no 20524.
He died from his wounds on 2 August 1916. He was 24.
He was the son of Fred and Maria Storey, Bardin Lane Farm, Constable Burton.
He is buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension and his headstone is inscribed Greater Love hath No Man.
Private 1st/4th Battalion, The Essex Regiment, 161 Brigade, 54th Division. Army no 36917.
He was killed in action on Saturday 3 November 1917 in the third Battle of Gaza. He was 19.
He was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Whitling, Hauxwell.
He is remembered on The Jerusalem Memorial.
Those who Fell in WW2
BEAN, John Robert
Signalman, Royal Corps of Signals. Army no 2380751
He died whilst on Active Service on Thursday 3 September 1942. He was 23. In fact The CWGC records that he died between 3 and 4 September 1942.
He was the son of John T and Myra Bean, Hauxwell.
He is buried in el Alamein War Cemetery and his headstone is inscribed death divides but memory clings for ever.
Those who Fell in WW2 but are not on the Memorial
POWELL, Sidney George Thomas
Signalman, 21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery Signal Section, Royal Corps of Signals. Army no 2320640.
He died on active service on Saturday 23 September 1944. He was 32.
He was the son of Joseph and Eliza J Powell and the husband of Muriel E Powell, Hauxwell.
He is remembered on The Singapore Memorial.
I suspect that he was a prisoner of the Japanese Army when he died but I have not found any information.