Bosbury Village, Herefordshire
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Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium

WW2 Servicemen


Name Serving with Service number Date of death Age Place of death Cemetery/Memorial Grave/
Mem. ref.
Pte Ernest BALLARD 1st Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 4114 25 or 17/04/1915 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 8
Pte Francis (Frank) Edward BOSLEY Cheshire Regiment 260154 09/11/1927 35 Bosbury Cemetery
He was born in November 1892, the son of Thomas Edward and Ellen Bosley of Bentleys Farm, Bosbury. He first served with the Herefordshire Regiment (SN 238979) before transferring to the Cheshire Regiment.
Pte Alan BUCHANAN The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 3186 16 or 18/06/1915 25 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panels 4 and 6
Son of Robert and Jeanie R. Buchanan of Bosbury House. His parents were from Scotland but his father had worked as a Flour Miller in Liverpool where Alan was born
Pte Archibald Frank BURWOOD 2nd/6th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment 37437 07/12/1917 28 Etaples M.C. south of Boulogne, France XXXI B 14
Born in June 1889, the son of Laura and William Burwood of Bosbury; husband of Elizabeth Ann Burwood, of Russell Place, 83, New Street, Ledbury
Sgt James GREEN Herefordshire Regiment 236482 06/11/1917 21 Beersheba W.C. E 35
Born in December 1895, the son of James and Mary Ann Green of Catley Southfield, Bosbury
Pte Wilfred Gideon HILL 5th Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry 17717 24/08/1916 Somme Thiepval Memorial Pier and face 12A & 12D
Wilfred Gideon Hill is recorded in military records as being born at Old Hill, Stafford but enlisted in Hereford.
Pte Henry James JONES 5th Bn. K.S.L.I. 16732 25/09/1915 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panels 47 & 49
Son of George and Eliza Jones of Lower Southfield, Bosbury.
Pte Thomas Henry LEWIS 11th Bn. Border Regiment 27777 06/04/1917 29 Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 6A & 7C
Born in 1888, the son of Arthur Lewis, he married Amelia Elizabeth Davies in August 1916 when he was in the 1st/3rd Bn. Herefordshire Regiment stationed at Park Hall Camp, Oswestry
Pte William Herbert MORRIS M M 6th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 202150 01/11/1918 21 St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen S II BB 15
Only son of Mrs. Clara Shinn of Mill Croft, Bosbury
Pte Michael OCKEY 6th Bn. K.S.L.I. 19801 26/09/1917 22 Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 112 to 113
Son of Mrs. M E. Ockey of Rose Mount, Bosbury
Pte Arthur H. PALMER 2nd Bn.Scots Guards 6168 16/05/1915 30 Le Touret Memorial Panel 3 and 4
Born in April 1886, the son of William and Mary Palmer of Bowler Lane, Bosbury;
husband of Beatrice Palmer of Croft Castle, Kingsland, Herefordshire
Cpt John Harford PITT South African Service Corps --- 16/04/1917 45 South African national? Mombasa British Memorial
The eldest son of John Harford and Elizabeth Mary Pitt, he was born at Stoke Edith in 1872 and lived there until the family moved to Temple Court, Bosbury. The church memorial records that he joined the Shropshire Yeomanry in 1892.
Pte George Thomas POWELL 1st/5th Bn. Cheshire Regiment 15551 08/09/1916 22 Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval XXIV I 2
Son of John and Fanny Powell of Bosbury Village
Pte Arthur PREECE 15th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 17748 07/09/1916 39 St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens
Son of Richard and Mary Preece of Litchurch, Derby
Pte George ROUSE 1st Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 10812 20/06/1915 25 Hop Store Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium PlotI RowC Grave17
Born in July 1890, the son of George and Emma Rouse of Old Court Cottage, Bosbury and elder brother of Thomas
Pte Thomas Edward ROUSE 1st Bn. K.S.L.I. 10813 15/03/1918 26 Grevillers British Cemetery, France XI B 13
Born in November 1892, the son of George and Emma Rouse of Old Court Cottage, Bosbury
Pte Matthew THOMPSON 1st Bn. K.S.L.I. 17743 27/12/1915 18 La Brique Military Cemetery No.2, Ieper, Belgium I T 31
Son of Matthew and Jane Thompson of The Bradleys, Old Country, Bosbury
Pte William THOMPSON 05/05/1916
Driver Ernest Henry YOUNG Ammunition Col. attd. 95th Siege Bty, Royal Army Service Corps M/338469 15/03/1918(19?) St.Pierre Cemetery, Amiens XIV E 4
Born in 1888 at Bishops Frome, the son of Eliza Young of Briar Croft, Bosbury


Name Serving with Service number Date of death Age Place of death Cemetery/Memorial Grave/
Mem. ref.
Pte Alfred George BALDWIN 9th Bn. Durham Light Infantry 4037222 23/03/1943 27 Enfidaville W. C. I C 28
Born in July 1915, the son of Alfred James Baldwin and Florence Helen Baldwin of Bosbury
Gnr Victor Walter PANTING 115 Field Regt. Royal Artillery 4925408 30/11/1944 24 Imphal W.C., Manipur, India 6 D 21
Victor was the son of Walter Vincent and Alice Elizabeth Panting of The Croft, Swinmore Common, Munsley. He was born on 23 June 1920 and grew up in Bosbury and Ashperton. He served on convoys around the world but had been drafted to India a few weeks before his death from clinical typhus.
Tr Henry (Harry) WAITE Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C --- 21/01/1944 32 Allied invasion of Italy Minturno W.C., north of Naples, Italy I G 12
Son of Charles and Beatrice Jane Waite;
nephew of Fred and Rachel A. Bosley of Bosbury
L/Bmdr Jack WALKER 241 Bty., 77 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery 984512    29/11/1943     28 Singapore Memorial Column 9

Unrecorded on Bosbury Memorials

Name Serving with Service number Date of death Age Place of death Cemetery/Memorial Grave/
Mem. ref.
Private William James McNALLY 5th Bn. K.S.L.I. 17877    04/05/1916     32 Cabernet-Rouge British C., Souchez XVII L 15
(Served as BLAIR). Son of Mrs. Jane Thompson (formerly McNally), of The Bradleys, Old Country, Bosbury, and the late Mr. W. McNally.
Lance Corporal Jack William PRINCE 4th Bn. Grenadier Guards 23825 13/04/1918 21 Aval Wood M.C. Vieux-Berquin I C 27
Son of Jack and Sarah Prince, of Polesworth, Warwickshire; husband of Clara Prince, of Temple Court Lodge, Bosbury
Private Christopher James SHELLAM 1st Bn. K.S.L.I. 6533 18/09/1916 19 France, the Somme Guards' C., Lesboeufs VIII Q 4
Son of Walter and Selina Shellam, of Paddles Lane, Bosbury
Private Arthur Henry SHELLAM B Coy. 2nd Bn. K.S.L.I. 6534 28/04/1915 22 France, the Somme Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 47 & 49
Eldest son of Walter and Selina Shellam, of Paddles Lane, Bosbury

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission at
William Collins Herefordshire and the Great War Published by Jakeman & Carver 1919
Robert Hood-Wright - Parish Register Transcripts
David Farren ref. Gunner Victor Panting

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