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Introduction

This page is concerned with Tring War Memorial and the people who are commemorated on the memorial.

The War Memorial

The war memorial is located in the grounds of the St Peter & St Paul (Church of England) Church, just by the main road through the small Hertfordshire town of Tring.

Tring War Memorial

Tring War Memorial in front of the St Peter & St Paul Chruch (Stephen Stratford 2009)

Tring Memorial

Another view of Tring War Memorial (Stephen Stratford 2009).

The First World War names are listed on panel around the base of the memorial, while those for the Second World War are listed on panels located around the base of the memorial cross.

VC Holder and other names

Some of the names on the Memorial including Edward Barber, VC (Stephen Stratford 2009)

First World War

Name Rank Number Unit Force Died Age Theatre Memorial
Anderson, John Henry Private 612107 2/19th London 22/02/1918 ? EEF Jerusalem War Cemetery
Ayres, James Edward Private T/440813 - ASC 23/10/1918 ? Home Greenwich Cemetery
Badrick, Percy Rifleman 45751 2nd Rifle Brigade 30/05/1918 19 F&F Mont Huon Military Cemetery (Fra)
Baker, Will ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Bandy MM, Albert Lance Corporal R/4994 18th KRRC 23/08/1918 ? F&F Achiet-Le-Grand Cemetery Extension (Fra)
Barber VC, Edward Private 15518 1st Grenadier 12/03/1915 22 F&F Le Touret Memorial (Fra)
Battson, Ralph Bertram Driver 85758 31st Ammo Div RFA 15/05/1917 21 F&F Duisans British Cemetery (Fra)
Birch, William Charles Private 9781 1st Border 14/05/1915 20 Gallipoli Helles Memorial (Turk)
Brackley, Henry Gunner 134574 76th Siege Btty RGA 24/03/1918 ? F&F St Hilaire Cemetery (Fra)
Brackley, Tom Private 17984 1st Grenadier 17/10/1915 ? F&F Loos Memorial (Fra)
Brandom, William Lance Sergeant 9434 2nd Beds 25/09/1915 ? F&F Loos Memorial (Fra)
Brooks, George Private 40389 10th Lancs Fusiliers 12/10/1918 35 F&F Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery (Fra)
Brown, Andrew Granstoun ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Burch MM, Frank Private 266610 1st Beds 27/09/1918 24 F&F Villers Hill British Cemetery (Fra)
Cartwright, Thomas ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Cato, Reginald Robert Gunner 63521 31st Siege Bty RGA 10/03/1918 35 F&F Ypres Reservoir Cemetery (Bel)
Clarke, Frederick Edward Private 6368 ECLC Labour Corps 07/11/1918 ? Home Tring Cemetery
Clements, James ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Collier, Stanley Able Seaman 234001 (PO) - Royal Navy 05/06/1916 28 - Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery (UK)
Collins, Jesse Private G/9805 11th West Kent 25/12/1916 50 Home Aldershot Military Cemetery (UK)
Crawley MM, Ultimus George Private 9829 6th Ox & Bucks 20/09/1917 24 F&F Tyne Cot Memorial (Bel)
Crawley, Charles Jesse Private L/11905 2nd Middlesex 02/06/1915 26 F&F Ploegsteert Memorial (Bel)
Crockett, George Private 20466 2nd Beds 30/07/1916 19 F&F Terlincthun British Cemetery (Fra)
Cross, Arthuir Albert Private 205990 - Bucks Hussars 28/11/1917 22 Palestine Jerusalem War Cemetery
Cross, Herbert William ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Cutler, Ernest Private 41094 7th Norfolk 22/08/1918 ? F&F Meaulte Military Cemetery (Fra)
Davey, Arthur Henry Private 12254 6th Beds 16/03/1917 ? Home Tring Cemetery
Davey, William Private 7288 2nd Beds 11/07/1916 ? F&F Quarry Cemetery (Fra)
Dawe MC, Sidney Charles Captain - 5th Lincolns 13/02/1918 20 F&F Fins New British Cemetery (Fra)
Dell, William George Shoe Smith Corporal 105538 1/1st Herts Yeomanry 22/09/1918 26 Egypt Kantara War Memorial Cemetery (Egypt)
Dunton, Stanley Private G/7623 3rd Middlesex 30/09/1915 ? F&F Loos Memorial (Fra)
Eggleton, Sidney Bombardier 50900 255th Siege Bty RGA 09/08/1917 23 F&F Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery (Bel)
Fenemore MM, John Sergeant 8764 64th Coy MGC 15/07/1916 22 F&F Caterpillar Valley Cemetery (Fra)
Fenner, Laurence Henry Private 1018606 5th Canadian Infantry 12/10/1918 29 Home Bramshott Churchyard (UK)
Foskett, Herbert Edward Second Lieutenant - 5th Beds 28/04/1917 24 F&F Arras Memorial (Fra)
Foster, Stanley Francis Private 33276 6th Beds 06/08/1917 30 F&F Derry House Cemetery No. 2 (Bel)
Fountain, Sidney Thomas Private 201746 1st Cambridge 28/08/1918 29 F&F Peronne Road Cemetery (Fra)
French, Arthur Frederick Petty Officer 214229 HMSub K5 Royal Navy 20/01/1921 35 - Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Gates, Frank John Rifleman 371624 8th London 26/07/1918 ? F&F Delville Wood Cemetery (Fra)
Gates, Herbert James Private 266022 2/4th Ox & Bucks 02/11/1918 ? F&F Maresches Communal Cemetery (Fra)
Gates, Walter Thomas Private G/2204 7th East Kent 12/07/1916 27 F&F St Sever Cemetery (Fra)
Gristwood, Leonard Lance Corporal 4176 55th Coy MGC 03/05/1917 21 F&F Arras Memorial (Fra)
Halsey, Archibald Private 4719 1st Herts 21/09/1916 19 F&F Knightsbridge Cemetery (Fra)
Hance, George Private 3281 2/1st Ox & Bucks 26/08/1916 18 F&F Laventie Military Cemetery (Fra)
Hardy, Leslie George Corporal 11268 1st Coldstream 08/10/1915 20 F&F Quarry Cemetery (Fra)
Harrowell, Charles Private 14280 1st Beds 19/04/1915 19 F&F Menin Gate Memorial (Bel)
Harrowell, James Lance Corporal R/24249 9th KRRC 22/10/1917 32 F&F Tyne Cot Memorial (Bel)
Hartert, J Charles Lieutenant - 8th East Yorks 28/10/1916 22 F&F Courcelles-au-Bois Cemetery Extension (F
Haystaff, Sidney Private 189993 87th Canadian Infantry 05/11/1918 ? F&F Valenciennes Communal Cemetery (Fra)
Hayward, Walter ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Hazzard, Herbert Private 3027 1/1st Ox & Bucks 01/04/1916 21 F&F Hebuterne Military Cemetery (Fra)
Hedges, John Russell Private 201230 1/5th Beds 16/11/1918 26 Palestine Beirut War Cemetery (Leb)
Hedges, Sidney Walter Lance Corporal 28398 6th Northants 16/04/1918 21 F&F Rosieres Cemetery Extension (Fra)
Horne, Joseph ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Howlett, Charles Frederick Private 41722 8th Lincolns 04/10/1917 22 F&F Tyne Cot Memorial (Bel)
Janes, Henry Private 33051 8th Leicesters 17/10/1917 ? F&F Menin Road South Military Cemetery (Bel)
Kempster, Frederick Rifleman 41863 7th Irish Rifles 02/10/1917 29 F&F Cojeul British Cemetery (Fra)
King, Ernest ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Lovegrove, Bertie Private 3012 9th East Surrey 25/02/1916 ? F&F Menin Road South Military Cemetery (Bel)
Lovell, Arthur ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Lovell, Frederick Private 17199 13th Essex 02/08/1916 28 F&F Dantzig Alley British Cemetery (Fra)
Marcham, Frank Edgar Private 2780 1st Herts 29/03/1915 22 F&F Guards Cemetery (Fra)
Miller, Charles ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Miller, Stanley Corporal 205215 1/1st Bucks Hussars 02/06/1917 29 Palestine Kantara War Memorial Cemetery (Egypt)
Miller, William John Private 2527 1st Lancs Fusiliers 25/04/1915 ? Gallipoli Helles Memorial (Turk)
Mills, George Private 84586 112th Coy MGC 28/04/1917 22 F&F Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery (Fra)
Norwood, William Edward Driver 50483 163rd Bde MGC 04/12/1918 23 MEF Alexandria War Memorial Cemetery (Egypt)
Oakley, George Private 267018 12/13th Northumberland 25/10/1917 20 F&F Tyne Cot Memorial (Bel)
Oakley, William Edwin Private G/4828 7th Sussex 01/08/1916 ? F&F Thiepval Memorial (Fra)
Philbey, Henry Richard Lance Corporal 8785 2nd Beds 26/07/1917 30 F&F Dickebusch Cemetery Extension (Bel)
Pope MC(bar), Harold Edward Captain - 1/2nd H Bty RGA 24/08/1918 36 F&F Heath Cemetery (Fra)
Poulton, Harry Private 9386 2nd Highland Light Inf 20/09/1914 ? F&F La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial (Fra)
Poulton, Joseph Private 7677 - Beds 31/10/1914 ? Home Glasgow (Lambhill) Cemetery (UK)
Poulton, Joseph ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Pratt, Sidney Richard Private 2641 53rd Australian Inf 19/07/1916 30 F&F VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial (
Pratt, Stanley James Sergeant 100029 48 Sqdn RAF 05/07/1918 18 - Arras Flying Services Memorial (Fra)
Prentice, Harry Private 2910 2/1st Ox & Bucks 19/07/1916 18 F&F Laventie Military Cemetery (Fra)
Rance, Arthur Henry Corporal 66504 62nd MGC 09/06/1918 33 F&F Bienvillers Military Cemetery (Fra)
Rance, Harry Bugler 451060 58th Canadian Infantry 06/01/1916 22 Home Tring Cemetery
Rance, Walter Lance Corporal 265718 2nd West Surrey 29/10/1918 30 Italy Tezze British Cemetery (Italy)
Randall, Sidney James Private 2115677 44th Canadian Infantry 12/11/1918 ? F&F St Sever Cemetery Extension (Fra)
Rew, Douglas J Second Lieutenant - 5th Essex 28/06/1917 33 F&F Philosophe British Cemetery (Fra)
Roberts, Thomas Walter Private 2857 7th East Surrey 23/07/1916 18 F&F Thiepval Memorial (Fra)
Robinson, Frank Private 304916 17th Tank Corps 11/06/1918 21 F&F St Martin-Aux-Bois Churchyard (Fra)
Rolfe, Horace Hedley Reginald Airman 2nd Class 16186 1st Wing HQ RFC 26/09/1916 25 F&F Barlin Cemetery Extension (Fra)
Seabrook, William Charles Sergeant 2102 1st Repair Park RAF 25/09/1918 24 - Terlincthun British Cemetery (Fra)
Spinks DCM, William Sergeant 1732 1st Herts 26/09/1916 25 F&F Auchonvillers Military Cemetery (Fra)
Spinks, Charles Edward Second Lieutenant - 11 Sqdn RAF 04/10/1918 22 - Grevillers British Cemetery (Fra)
Stevens, Charles Sidney Private 51856 15th Suffolk 02/11/1918 ? F&F Lamain Communal Cemetery (Fra)
Stratford, Arthur Private 7686 5th Ox & Bucks 17/10/1915 30 F&F Menin Gate Memorial (Bel)
Turvey, Frederick Private 40490 9th Dublin Fusiliers 08/08/1917 ? F&F Menin Gate Memorial (Bel)
Tyler, Albert John Private 29788 10th DCLI 25/03/1918 20 F&F Arras Memorial (Fra)
Vaisey, Roland Maddison Captain - 36th Bde RFA 07/09/1918 31 F&F Vaulx Hill Cemetery (Fra)
Wells, Arthur ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Wells, Arthur Frank Private 024578 74th Coy RAOC 19/02/1919 40 F&F Blargies Cemetery Extension (Fra)
West, Joseph Private 205506 7th West Kent 12/06/1918 31 F&F Annois Communal Cemetery (Fra)
Wilkins, Arthur Rifleman S/10834 10th Rifle Brigade 03/09/1916 20 F&F Thiepval Memorial (Fra)
Wilkins, Frank George Private 20915 1st Worcesters 04/03/1917 ? F&F Fins New British Cemetery (Fra)
Wilkins, Oliver Bugler 265633 1/1st Ox & Bucks 16/08/1917 ? F&F New Irish Farm Cemetery (Bel)
Woods, Sidney Private 19523 8th Beds 03/11/1916 ? F&F St Sever Cemetery Extension (Fra)
Wright, Ernest George Private 201132 1/4th Essex 03/06/1917 33 Palestine Kantara War Memorial Cemetery (Egypt)
Young, George Walter Captain - 8th East Yorks 27/05/1918 21 F&F Soissons Memorial (Fra)
Young, Marcus Ernest Second Lieutenant - - RFA 24/03/1918 19 F&F Chauny Cemetery British Extension (Fra)

Private Arthur Stratford on the Menin Gate Memorial (Stephen Stratford 2011).

One of the names listed on the Memorial for Tring servicemen during the First World War is that of Edward Barber, whose was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

Edward Barber was the son of William & Sarah Ann Barber of Miswell Lane, Tring. At the time of the events, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross, Barber was a 22-years-old Private in the 1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards.

On 12 March 1915 at Neuve Chapelle, France, Private Barber ran in front of the grenade company to which he belonged, and threw bombs on the enemy with such effect that a very great number of them surrendered at once. When the grenade party reached Private Barber they found him alone and unsupported, with the enemy surrendering all about him. He was killed soon afterwards.

Private Barder has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. His Victoria Cross and other medals are on public display in the Guards Regimental Museum in London.

Second World War

Name Rank Number Unit Force Died Age Theatre Memorial
Boniface, Gilbert George Private 13033321 - Pioneer Corps 03/08/1944 31 UK Tring Cemetery
Brackley, Harold James Lance Corporal 5834550 142nd RAC 18/09/1944 32 Italy Coriano Ridge War Cemetery (It)
Butler, Edward Private 5954517 4th East Kent 23/10/1943 28 Greece Athens Memorial
Cawdery, Victor Norman Flight Sergeant 1315026 156 Sqdn RAF 14/01/1944 20 - Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery (Neth)
Crockett, George Jesse Private 5954530 4th East Kent 23/10/1943 28 Greece Athens Memorial
Deverell, John Edward Steadman Corporal 619819 - RAF 29/05/1943 24 - Kirkee War Cemetery (India)
Elliott, Colin Ernest Private 5956960 2nd Beds & Herts 23/07/1944 29 Italy Arezzo War Cemetery (It)
Green, Cyril Corporal 5953352 5th Beds & Herts 12/09/1944 28 Far East Singapore Memorial
Harding, Raymond Geoffery Selwyn Corporal 1872855 41 Fort Coy RE 12/09/1944 31 Far East Singapore Memorial
Howlett, Frederick Stanley Gunner 1100632 4 Medium RA 17/12/1944 37 Italy Forli War Cemetery (It)
Howlett, Leonard William Private 14205609 5th Notts & Derby 17/03/1943 20 Africa Medjez-El-Bab Memorial (Tun)
Ives, John Alfred Volunteer - 1st Bucks Home Guard 01/01/1941 20 - Tring Cemetery
Kempster, Charles Private 5956310 5th Beds & Herts 22/11/1944 30 Far East Sai Wan War Cemetery (China)
Kempster, Cyril Guardsman 2616868 3rd Grenadier 04/09/1944 28 Italy Florence War Cemetery
Kitching, Frederick Laurence ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Nicholls, Victor Driver 2003415 287 Fld Coy RE 16/09/1943 24 Far East Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery (Myan)
Nuttall, Douglas John ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Oakley, James Thomas Private 5989692 2nd Beds & Herts 02/07/1940 25 UK Carrigans Cemetery (Eire)
Paget, Thomas Leslie Lance Bombardier 948857 148 Field RA 15/02/1942 23 Far East Singapore Memorial
Rance, Raymond Christopher Private 14711301 5th DCLI 06/10/1944 18 WE 44/45 Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery
Randall, Stanley Charles Private 5779644 5th Norfolk 15/02/1942 29 Far East Kranji War Cemetery (Sing)
Rodwell, Deryck Grenville Flight Sergeant 1333583 50 Sqdn RAF 08/02/1945 23 - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery (Ger)
Saunders, Charles Private 5951943 5th Beds & Herts 22/09/1943 29 Far East Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Thai)
Saunders, Charles Albert Private 5950429 5th Suffolk 13/01/1944 25 Far East Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (Thai)
Sharp, Robert ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Smith, Francis John Gunner 790250 - RA 28/03/1945 36 UK Tring Cemetery
Turney, Norman James Able Seaman P/JX 217566 HMS President III Royal Navy 16/03/1941 ? - Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Umney, Cyril Winston Gunner 1094002 61 ATR RA 29/08/1944 33 WE 44/45 St Desir War Cemetery (Fra)
Vaisey, John Roland Maddison Sergeant 1178755 58 Sqdn RAF 30/09/1944 25 - Runnymede Memorial
Wade, Norman Reginald Marine CH/X 112783 30th Royal Marines 18/04/1945 21 - Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery (Neth)
Wilkins, Arthur Ralph Private 14205745 - West Surrey 09/09/1944 22 WE 44/45 Adegem Canadian War Cemetery (Bel)
Wilkins, Donovan Herbert Lance Bombardier 1629765 83 HAA RA 04/08/1942 22 Africa Fayid War Cemetery (Egypt)
Wright, Harry ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Private Rance

Grave of Private R.C. Rance in Arnhem Oosterbeek Military Cemetery (Stephen Stratford 2007).

14711301 Private Raymond Christopher Rance was a soldier in the 5th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. He was only 18 years' old when killed on 6 October 1944; the son of Alice Rance, Tring, Hertfordshire. He is buried in Plot 10, Row C, Grave 11, Arnhem Oosterbeek Military Cemetery.

The 5th Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry were part of General Horracks' XXX Corps who formed the ground-based spearhead that was to drive from the Belgian-Dutch border across the various bridges captured by the American, British and Polish troops, and then turn into Western Germany; the operation known as Market Garden. The operation started on Sunday 17 September 1944 with parachute landings near Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem and start of XXX Corps' ground advance. The operation ended on Tuesday 26 September 1944 with the ending of the evacutation of troops across the Lower Rhine from Oosterbeek.

Turney, NJ

Able Seaman Norman James Turney on Portsmouth Naval Memorial (Stephen Stratford 2007).

P/JX 217566 Able Seaman Norman James Turney was serving on the establishment of HMS President III when he was killed on 16 March 1941. Having no known grave, Able Seaman Turney is commemorated on Panel 49, Column 3 on Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was the son of Mr & Mrs A. E. Turney.

Entrance to Tring Memorial Park

The entrance to Tring Memorial Garden (Stephen Stratford 2009)

Those servicemen killed during World War Two are also commemorated in Tring by a Memorial Park. Two plaques, one either side of the entrance gate, replicate the list of World War Two names from the town's war memorial.

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