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Honouring Hardingstone's WW1 Heroes

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grantham

We would appreciate your assistance in assisting our research for an event being held in our village of Hardingstone, just outside Northampton, the weekend of 15-16 September 2018 between 10 and 4 daily. This will take place in and around St Edmunds Church and its purpose is to recognise and honour those from the village who are listed on our War Memorial. This free to visit weekend will feature displays commemorating all those who died, and all are welcome.

Additionally, we would appreciate hearing from any of your readers who recognise the names or may have photos of those listed on our War Memorial, and may be able to further assist us in our research. Those names are:
Name: Date of Birth: Date of Death:
AVIL (BERTIE) 1894 9.5.1915
BLAND (ALBERT) 1897 19.4.1917
BLICK (ROBERT) 1892 2.9.1918
BOLTON (ALFRED) 16.8.1890 16.8.1916
BROWN (JOHN) 1896 31.8.1918
COOKE (EDWARD) 1899 7.6.1918
DUNMORE (HENRY) 1885 3.7.1916
GLANISTER (ERNEST) 1896 4.9.1918
GOVER (GEORGE) 1893 19.4.1917
GREEN (FREDERICK) 1892 18.1.1918
HEWES (FRANK) 1893 21.8.1918
JOHNSON (ALBERT) 1900 26.8.1918
JOHNSON (FRANK) 1890 9.5.1915
JONES (WILLIAM) 1895 24.9.1917
LEWIS (HERBERT) 22.3.1879 9.5.1915
PITTAM (SYDNEY) 1896 24.10.1918
SHELLARD (HARRY) (Bapt) Sept 1880 16.11.1914
STANTON (ALBERT) (Bapt) 21.8.1898 8.10.1918
STANTON (ERNEST) 1898 23.7.1917
SWANNELL (CYRIL) 23.5.1893 9.5.1915
THOMSON (WILFRED) 24.10.1894 25.3.1917
TOBIN (DANIEL) 1889 5.12.1915
WALDEN (ARTHUR) 1884 13.4.1916
WALDEN (CHARLES) 1892 8.7.1916
WARWICK (JOHN) 1892 9.5.1915

We are also honouring those who served in this conflict but returned home alive, and would appreciate any assistance in our research efforts:
Name: Date of Birth: Date of Death:
ALLIOTT (William) 15.3.1885 1949
ANSELL (George) 28.7.1876 1941
ANSELL (Walter) 13.12.1894 1965
AVILL (James) 28.2.1890 1952
BLUNT (George) 1881 1952
BROWN (Reginald) 1.1.1899 1971
BROWN (Thomas) 3.6.1882 1955
CHAMBERS (Sydney) 1897 1936
CORNELIUS (Richard) 17.5.1877 1947
DUNKLEY (Joseph) 14.9.1893 1973
FRASER (Alfred) 25.5.1874 1960
FROST (Charles) 1883 1919
GARNER (Alfred) 27.11.1888 1968
GIBSON (George) 13.2.1864 1951
GLANISTER (Edwin) 25.5.1891 1970
GLANISTER (Richard) 1889 1955
HARRIS (Felix) 29.1.1894 1970
HARRIS (Victor) 1895 1967
HARRIS (William) 1890 *1958
HILLSON (Arthur) 9.3.1886 *1968
HOWARD (Percy) 8.1.1892 1971
INWOOD (Albert) *1884 *1945
INWOOD (Charles) *1889 ?
JOHNSON (Benjamin) 7.2.1889 1978
JOHNSON (William) 20.10.1885 1950
JOHNSON (Ernest) 1895 ?
KNIBBS (Edward) 19.8.1883 1944
MARLOW (John) 1900 1940 (*1982)
MARLOW (Joseph) 25.6.1895 1923
MARRIOTT (Thomas) 17.8.1895 1965
MOORE (Thomas) 1876 ?
NORRIS (George) 10.7.1900 1989
PEARSON (Walter) 4.6.1881 1951
PRUE (Frank) 1893 Aft 1939
PULLEY (Edward) 1882 1930
QUENNELL (Frank) 22.1.1890 10.11.1976
RICE (Arthur) 1881 1963
SHAW (Harold) 1887 10.1.1968
SHELLARD (Alfred) 23.3.1884 1963
STANTON (Harry) 10.9.1900 ?
THOMSON (Wilfred Snr) 1857 19.7.1938
TOBIN (Frederick) 9.4.1891 1954
TOBIN (Wallace) 24.11.1894 1972
WALDEN (Cecil) 15.1.1898 1976
WALDEN (Albert) 14.4.1901 ?
WARWICK (Edward) 1894 *1944
WHITING (Thomas) *(28.4).1899 1965
WOODBRIDGE (Henry) 1877 ?
WOOTTON (George) 1875 *1965
WOOTTON (Walter) 11.11.1877 1955
* “not proven” or “unsure”

Thank you in advance for any assistance you and your readers can offer, and help us in promoting this event and aiding our research.

Richard Ceely

War memorial with gas lamp. circa    . Old Austin outside Laurestine House. Looking up The Warren..JPG

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Ken Lees

It would help to know what information you have already, in order to avoid duplucation. There is little worse than carrying out research and putting it together only to be told, "thanks, but we already know that". 

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DavidOwen

Welcome to the forum Richard

There are a lot of names there so as Ken has said above the more you tell us that you know the more the experts here will be able to uncover what you don't know yet.

 

Alternatively tell us specifically what you don't know or are most interested in finding out (whichever list is shorter!)

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grantham

Good point and thanks for responses. Will work on this and get back to this forum.

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grantham
7 hours ago, DavidOwen said:

Richard

 

A search of the threads on the forum has brought back quite a number of hits which you may want to browse as there may be information in some of these which will be new to you (then again maybe not!)

 

https://www.greatwarforum.org/search/?q=Hardingstone

 

David

Thanks, will check these out.

 

Richard

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grantham

Thanks for all your tips.

 

Sadly military information is not my forte so hoping you might be able to assist me with this, and to this end I've created two attached lists 

(1) those listed on the War Memorial - which are my primary objective

(2) those not listed but from Hardingstone who returned after the war

 

The most important list to me is those who did not return but would be grateful for any military information for any on the lists, which show the (limited) amount of military information I have discovered in my research.

 

Attestation papers would be ideal but understand a lot of these were lost in an air raid in 1942? And the Holy Grail of all would be photos of the soldiers, again particularly those without photos who appear on the War Memorial - as indicated on attached file.

 

Hoping you might be able to fill in some of the gaps for me as the clock is ticking for our free exhibition which takes place 15th and 16th September! Thanks again.

 

Richard

Hardingstone WW1 memorial list - returners missing info.pdf

Hardingstone WW1 memorial list - who died missing info.pdf

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phsvm

Re photos - I'm carryng out a similar project in my village and want photos.  I've found the best way to obtain these is to try and work out a family tree of descentants.  Find the grand children (and in a few cases the children) and contact them.  I've had great results doing this and got some wonderful photographs - including one which has caused quite a lot of discussion on this forum!  This in itself has led to me learning a huge amount about winter clothing for soldiers which has all helped with my research.

 

I would also suggest that you search newspaper archives - if you have access to FMP you can search newspapers thorough them.  Putting in Hardingstone for the years 1910 - 1919 brings up 961 articles so with a bit of fine tuning (putting in each individual's name one at a time) you may well find useful information from there.  I found a photo of one of my RIPs that way.

 

I'm afraid you are definitely up against it though - I've been researching my 60 soldiers for the past 4 years and I still have quite a way to go to feel I've done as much as I can.

 

Good luck!

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11 hours ago, phsvm said:

Re photos - I'm carryng out a similar project in my village and want photos.  I've found the best way to obtain these is to try and work out a family tree of descentants.  Find the grand children (and in a few cases the children) and contact them.  I've had great results doing this and got some wonderful photographs - including one which has caused quite a lot of discussion on this forum!  This in itself has led to me learning a huge amount about winter clothing for soldiers which has all helped with my research.

 

I would also suggest that you search newspaper archives - if you have access to FMP you can search newspapers thorough them.  Putting in Hardingstone for the years 1910 - 1919 brings up 961 articles so with a bit of fine tuning (putting in each individual's name one at a time) you may well find useful information from there.  I found a photo of one of my RIPs that way.

 

I'm afraid you are definitely up against it though - I've been researching my 60 soldiers for the past 4 years and I still have quite a way to go to feel I've done as much as I can.

 

Good luck!

Thanks again phsvm for useful tips. Will check these out. I too have been researching for 4 years but not as many as your 60. Better get on with it!

 

Richard

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