Farndon Local History Pages

Farndon War Memorial

The Memorial

The war memorial was erected in Farndon churchyard in 1922 to commemorate the men of Farndon who lost their lives in the Great War. A further four names were added of those men who were killed in the Second World War.

Research has now been carried out on all the men on the memorial and most results are now uploaded. Click the names below to view the findings. If you can add to the information in any way, no matter how small, please get in touch. So far only one photograph of the men has been traced. Can you help?

I have made several visits to the battlefields in France and Belgium to carry out research or lead guided tours. While there I try to trace some of the graves and memorials of soldiers recorded on the Farndon War Memorial and research their movements.

Farndon War Memorial Inscription:


1914 + 1919

1939 + 1945

Edward Carstairs Parker JERVIS
Ernest Mark Cecil MAPLES
Colin Douglas LOUGHLIN
Douglas Cecil HILL

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Name Regiment Service Number Died Age Details Cemetery or
Herbert Davies
82nd Small Arms Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artilliery 131609 28 Nov 1917 28 Son of the late William and Elizabeth Davies, of Farndon. Lembit Road Military Cemetery, Salonika, Greece.
Thomas William Edge
10th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 230798 22 Aug 1918 22 Son of William and Phyllis Edge, of Clutton. Loos Memorial, France.
William Edge
8th Bn. South Lancashire Regiment 31026 8 Jun 1917 25 Son of John and Mary Edge, of Bridge House, Farndon. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
John Gauterin
2nd Bn. South Lancashire Regiment 31518 21 Oct 1916 23 Son of Charles and Jane Gauterin, of The Lodge, Farndon. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Albert G Ince
7th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 24821 12 Oct 1917 31 Son of Thomas Ince, of Barton Rd., Farndon. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
Henry L Ince
2nd Bn. Cheshire Regiment 36551 1 Oct 1918 23 Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ince, of Barton Rd., Farndon. Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
Joseph Jones
16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19469 14 Jul 1916 23 Son of Margaret Cathrine and the late Thomas Jones, of Deva Terrace, Farndon. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
Lewis Martyn
64th Field Coy. Royal Engineers 446894 26 May 1918 33 Son of Wallace Martyn, of High St., Farndon. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
Frank Ernest Moscate
4th Bn. Tank Corps 307055 29 Sep 1918 25 Ward of Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, of Crewe, Farndon. Bellicourt British Cemetery, France.
Godfrey Felix Owen
South African Mounted Rifles, attd., Royal Irish Regiment 30 Oct 1918 36 Son of Lewis Edward and Alice Owen, late of Farndon; husband of Sylvia Owen (nee Mathew), of "The Residency", Ladysmith, Natal. Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire.

Arthur Parker
Son of George and Anne Parker, of Farndon.
Samuel Pugh
The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 66517 25 Jul 1917 Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.
John Shaw
9th Bn. Cheshire Regiment 50255 30 Jul 1917 St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
Joseph J Stretton
17th Bn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 51640 26 Apr 1917 21 Brother of Miss Annie Stretton, of Belmont House, Farndon. Arras Memorial, France.

Reginald Thelwall
Son of William Thelwall (surgeon), of Farndon.
James Weaver
13th Bn. Cheshire Regiment W/1061 15 May 1916 21 Son of Thomas and Margaret Weaver, of Barton Wells, Malpas. Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St Eloi, Pas de Calais, France.
Thomas Weaver
2nd Bn. Cheshire Regiment 8106 17 Feb 1915 28 Son of Thomas and Marguerite Weaver, of Barton Wells, Malpas. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.
Charles N Williamson
2nd Bn. South Lancashire Regiment 31547 21 Oct 1916 21 Son of Samuel Holland Williamson and Mary Ellen Williams, of "The Red Lion" Inn, Churton. Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, France.


Name Regiment Service Number Died Age Details Cemetery or
Douglas Cecil Hill
142 Field Park Troop Coy. Royal Engineers 1905791 25 Apr 1941 21 Son of Albert Edward and Martha Hill, of Farndon. Athens Memorial, Greece.
Pilot Officer
Colin Douglas Loughlin
14 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 89092 18 Nov 1941 28 Son of Edward Alexander Loughlin and Isabella Loughlin. Alamein Cemetery, Egypt.
Ernest Mark Cecil Maples
H.M.S. Saker, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 23 May 1944 19 Son of Capt. John Cecil Maples and Enid May Maples, of Grassgarth, Westmorland St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida, USA.
Edward Carstairs Parker-Jervis
1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 47606 27 May 1940 29 Son of Maj. Edward Parker-Jervis and Eleanor Parker-Jervis, of Farndon. St. Venant Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Bombardier
John Youde
2 Maritime Regt., Royal Artilliery 4462287 2 Mar 1944 30 Son of William and Sarah Jane Youde, of Farndon. Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

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