Toddington Methodist Church

War Memorial

By Ken Pye

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The Fallen

Fossey Hubert –Pte. 35628, 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment
Died of wounds,Sunday 27 October 1918
Lived in Toddington
Enlisted Luton
Commemorated:Ramillies British Cemetery,Nord, France Ref.G10 

Franklin Sidney James -Cpl. 44441, 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment (Formerly25911 Bedfordshire Reiment)
Killed in action Friday 4 October 1918
Born and lived in Toddington.
Enlisted Luton.
Commemorated:Beaurevoir Cemetery,Aisne, France Ref G.1.A 

Hart R.D. -15255, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Died Sunday 28 January 1917. Age 25
Son of Albert & Diana Martha Hart of Toddington 
Commemorated:Toddington Cemetery Ref.54.379 

Lane Albert –Pte. 26786, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Killed in action Saturday 22 September 1917. Age 23.
Born and lived in Toddington
Enlisted Ampthill
Son of John and Minnie Lane of Kirkham Cottages, Dunstable Road Toddington
Commemorated:Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium Ref Panel48-50 &162a. 

Purser Arthur William -Pte. 13857, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Died of wounds at home Friday20 July 1917. Age 32
Born,lived & enlisted in Toddington
Son of George & Jane Purser of Toddington; husband of Elizabeth Purser.
Commemorated Toddington Cemetery Ref 57.796 

Randall William George -L/Cpl. 18824, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Killed in action Thursday 16 August 1917
Born Peckham Surrey
Lived in Toddington
Enlisted Bedford
Commemorated:Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Ref. Panel 48-50 & 162a 

Sylvester Harry -Pte. 15413, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Killed in action Wednesday 27 September 1916
Born in Islington, Middlesex
Lived and enlisted in Toddington
Commemorated:Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France
Ref I.B.23 

Stimpson Leonard -Rifleman R/7610, 1st Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in action Sunday 15 May 1925. Age 30.
Born Houghton Regis
Lived in Toddington
Enlisted in Bedford 
Son of Mrs Rebecca Marsden;husband of Minnie Brazier(Nee Stimpson) Of Wellington Terrace Toddington Beds.
Commemorated:Le Touret Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France
Ref Panel 32 & 33 

Rhodes Harry  No Details at present. 

Tilzey Roland -2nd Battalion New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Enlisted New Zealand 16/10/1916
Embarked N.Z. 15/2/1917
Died of wounds 13/10/1917 age 22
Buried in Lijssenlhoek Cemetry XX1-C-18
(His Toddington relatives placed his name upon the church memorial - his parents were from Toddington but had moved to Manchester where he was born and the family then emigrated to New Zealand)

This page was added by Ken Pye on 13/03/2014.
Comments about this page

You have Leonard Stimpson, details incorrect. Leonard was K.I.A 16 May 1915 not 15 May 1925 as written.

 

By Andrew Cooke
On 21/04/2015

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