THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO SERVED AND DIED IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918

COMPTON Percy, DCM MM
CSM, 9931, 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st September 1918

FOX Arthur Walter
Private, 25186, 6th Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Boom Ravine 17th February 1917

JACKSON Charles William
Private, G/14201, 7th The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment.   Killed in action 18th  November 1916

The handwritten Roll of Honour hangs in the church of St Mary, Woodnewton and also includes the following men

NameRankUnit
BARFIELD L GunnerRoyal Field Artillery
BARLEY C EPrivateBedfordshire Regiment
BAXTER E HSapperRoyal Engineers
BRICE B PPrivateRoyal Fusiliers
BROTHERS CPrivateRoyal Fusiliers
COLLIN J S PrivateRoyal Sussex Regiment
COMPTON R DriverRoyal Field Artillery
COMPTON J WDriverArmy Service Corps (Awarded the MM)
DESBROW JPrivateSherwood Foresters
DOLBY JCorporalArmy Service Corps
DOLBY  HLance CorporalRoyal Garrison Artillery (Awarded the MM)
FIRMEADOW MPrivateRoyal Garrison Artillery
FITZJOHN G HTrooperSuffolk Yeomanry
FITZJOHN HLance CorporalNorthamptonshire Regiment
GARNER WCorporalNorthamptonshire Regiment
GILBERT EPrivateRoyal Defence Corps
HULL J APrivateRoyal Air Force
HULL J WPrivateCambridgeshire Regiment
JOHNSON B CCorporalSeaforth Highlanders
LOCK FDriverRoyal Horse Artillery
LOCK NPrivateNorthamptonshire Regiment
MEARS W HPrivateThe Queens
MORRIS SSergeantBedfordshire Regiment
MOULD HPrivateAgricultural Labour Corps
MOULD WLance CorporalNorthamptonshire Regiment
PRIDMORE JDriverArmy Service Corps
RIPPIN JLance CorporalWarwickshire Regiment
SANDERSON GPrivateNorthamptonshire Regiment
SHARMAN A PrivateNorthamptonshire Regiment
SMITH GPrivateBedfordshire Regiment
SPADEMAN A (Bert)SapperCanadian Railway Troops
TRAYFORD GPrivateNorthamptonshire Regiment
TRAYFORD JDrummerYorkshire Regiment
WELLS C WSaddler CorporalNorthamptonshire Yeomanry
WISE C L DriverRoyal Field Artillery
WISE FCorporalRoyal Engineers
WRIGHT C ACorporalCounty of London Regiment

Which Regiments did the Woodnewton Men join?

At what age did the Woodnewton Men join?

Occupations of the men from Woodnewton

Skilled Workers (11 men), Bakers 1, Butchers 1, Carpenters 2, Grocers 1, Saddlers 2, Wheelwrights 4

Labourers (17 men) Farm workers 7, Stockmen 3, Labourers 5, Market Gardeners 2

Domestic Servants (4 men), Gardeners 1, Grooms 2, Servants 1

Professional (2 men), Policemen 1, Soldiers 1

Own means (1 man)

Don’t know (5 men)

Medals awarded to some of the men from Woodnewton

1914 Mons Star was awarded to those who served in France and Belgium between 5 August 1914 and midnight 22/23 November 1914.

Military Medal (or MM) was a medal awarded for exceptional bravery. It was awarded to non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and men of the British Army, and was first instituted in 25 March 1916.

Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service.