IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
WILLIAM J BARTON
THOMAS H BORSBERRY
HORACE W HAWTIN
ARTHUR C HAYNES
1939 - 1945
ARCHIE B KAYE HUGH ODDIE
DAVID C WADE
WILLIAM H WEBB
A letter to the family dated 9 months after he was declared to be missing
The Fallen on the War Memorial from WW1
William John BARTON
Air Mechanic, 2nd Class, Royal Air Force. RAF no. 62273
He died probably from natural causes on 5 June 1918. He was 22.
He was the son of John and Julia Barton of Sibford Gower.
He is buried in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Sibford
Lance Corporal, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 184 Brigade, 61st Division. Army no. 202206.
He died from his wounds on 12 April 1918. He was most probably wounded during the Battle of the Lys which was raging at this time. He was 36
He was the son of George and Emma Bodfish and the husband of Sarah E Bodfish, Albert Cottages, Hook Norton.
He is buried in grave I K 18 Hangard Communal Cemetery
Thomas Henry BORSBERRY
Private, 5th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division. Army no. 16587
He was killed in action on 25 September 1915 in the second attack on Bellewaarde. He was 29
He was the son of the late James and the late Julia Borsberry and the brother of John H Borsberry, 33 Ayscough Street, West Marsh, Grimsby.
He is remembered on panel 37 and 39 of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Private, 12th Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), 59 Brigade, 18th Division. Army no. 6214. He was formerly with 10th (Prince of Wales's Own
Royal) Hussars. Army no. 14200
He was killed in action on 29 December 1915. He was 21.
He was the son of Annie Elizabeth Dyer, 5 The Colony, Sibford Gower and the late John Dyer.
He is buried in grave A 31 Meaulte Military Cemetery
Horace William HAWTIN
Private, 11th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 123 Brigade, 41st Division. Army no. 25475. He was formerly Private, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Army no. 30298
He died from his wounds on 10 October 1918. He was 21.
He was the son of William R and Caroline Hawtin of Sibford
He is buried in grave XXX B 3 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Arthur Charles HAYNES
Driver, C Battery, 68th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Army no. 109430
He died of natural causes on 24 January 1918. He was 27.
He was the son of Arthur and Jane Ann Haynes of Sibford
He is buried in grave F 36 Hadra War Memorial Cemetery,
Private, 2nd Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment, 6 Brigade, 2nd Division. Army no. 43520. He was formerly Private, The Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment). Army no. 48961
He was killed in action on 30 August 1918. He was 23
He was the son of Albert and Amy Lines
He is buried in grave I B 32 Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquières
DAVID C WADE
I have not identified any military or civil record of this man
William H WEBB
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment), 21 Brigade, 30th Division. Army no. 220028
He died of his wounds on 5 December 1917. He was 20
He was the son of John and Mary Webb of Sibford
He is buried in grave II C 4 Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul
Those who do not appear on the War Memorial
The Fallen in WW1
Charles Edward LINES
Private, 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Army no. 9353
He died probably from natural causes on 26 July 1916. He was 27
He was buried in grave VI J 4 Basra War Cemetery
He was a Regular soldier born in Sibford
The Fallen from WW2
Archie Bertram KAYE
Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Army no. 5181659
He died on active service between 10 May and 30 June 1940 at the time of Dunkirk. He was 26
He was the son of William and Jane Kaye and the husband of Dorothy Kaye of Epwell.
He is buried in plot 2 row A grave 21 in Malo les Bains Communal Cemetery near Dunkirk
It is unusual that the dates cover such a long period. See the letter
Major Hugh ODDIE
Flying Officer (Pilot) 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force, RAFVR no. 111481
He was the son of Sidney and Mary E Oddie of Sibford Gower
He died on 26 June 1943. He was 28.
He is buried in plot 2 row C grave 5 Bergen General Cemetery in Holland
Halifax JB928 took off from RAF Breighton in the East Riding of Yorkshire on an operation to Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr. The aircraft was shot down by a night-fighter piloted by Maj Rolf Luchf of II./NJG1. The crew were taken prisoner with the exception of the pilot, Hugh Oddie who died.
I should add that his birth registration is Major Hugh ODDIE although the forename Major is not on the Memorial