The Men on the War Memorial

Since the unveiling of the Warmington war memorial on Armistice Day, 1920, it has stood as a reminder of the 25 men from the village who gave their lives in the First World War.  The names of three men who gave their lives in the Second World War are also inscribed on the memorial.  Brief details of all 28 men are listed here in alphabetical order.  If you would like more information, or to share photos/information, please complete the Roll of Honour Contact Form.

  Warmington War Memorial, soon after its unveiling in 1920

Albert James Bartlett, born 16 July 1895 in London.  Drowned during the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916.  His mother was Fanny Bartlett, Warmington’s sub-postmistress, who died in 1964.

Leonard Thomas Bosworth, born 1889 in Warmington.  Married Ada Louth in 1914 and they lived in Polebrook.  He died on 24 January 1918 in 2nd Great Western Hospital, Manchester, 272 days after being admitted there.  On the war memorial his name is incorrectly in the 1917 list.

Edward Corney, born 1891 in Peakirk, Northamptonshire.  He lived in Ramsey at enlistment.  He was Lance Corporal in the 20th Hussars and was killed in action in France on 23 March 1918.  His parents lived at Papley Lodge, Warmington.

Edward Corney

Albert Ellis, born 1891 in Warmington.  One of four brothers who served in WW1.  Albert was killed in action in France on 26 November 1916.

Cecil Freeman, born 1888 in Folksworth.  Cecil’s sister, Annie, married Lewis Daniel Brudenell and they lived in Warmington.  Cecil was killed in action in France on 23 April 1917.

William Charles Garfield, born 1886 in Warmington.  He was killed in action at Cherisy, France on 3 May 1917, leaving a widow and three small children.  His fourth child was born on 11 October 1917 and named Eliza Ethel Somme Garfield

William Charles Garfield

Ernest Gilder, born 8 June 1886 in Warmington.  He was killed in action in France on 16 May 1916.  His next of kin was his mother, Sarah Jolly.

William Henry Gilder, born 1877 in Warmington.  His parents were William and Mary Ann (nee Baxter) Gilder.  He had moved to Nottinghamshire before WW1 and was a coal miner.  William was killed in action on 28 December 1915.

John Benjamin William Haynes, born 1920 to William and Rebekah Sarah (nee Melton) Haynes.  John died between 27 May and 31 May 1940 during the Allied withdrawal to Dunkirk.  He was aged 19.  (Note: CWGC has his name as Colin William Haynes)

John Everett Jackson, born 17 June 1911 in Elmington, Northamptonshire.  He lived in Great Green with his wife and three children when he enlisted.  He served in the Royal Navy on HMS Medway which was sunk by torpedoes from German U372 on 30 June 1942.  The Medway had a complement of 1,135 personnel; John was one of thirty sailors to be lost.

  John Everett Jackson

Reginald Frederick Kidd, born 1898 in Warmington.  He was killed in action in Belgium on 3 December 1917, aged 19. 

John William Kidd, born 1890 in Warmington (Reginald’s brother).  He was killed in action in Belgium on 10 July 1917.

Elijah Kirk, born 13 December 1893 in Alwalton, Peterborough.  His parents were Henry and Emma Kirk who lived in Little Green, Warmington.  Elijah was killed in action on 30 November 1917. 

Ernest Marshall, born 1884 in Warmington.  He was killed in action on 24 September 1918.

Albert Edward Moisey, born in Washingley, Huntingdonshire in 1890.  His family later moved to Warmington.  Albert died of wounds 'in the field' on 26 February 1915 at Ypres.  He is also remembered on his parents' gravestone in Warmington cemetery.

Thomas Oakley, born 1889 in Elton, Huntingdonshire.  His parents were later at the Red Lion, Warmington.  Thomas died on or since 27 September 1915 in France.

Frederick Perkins, born 1889 in Warmington.  He was killed in action on 14 July 1916.

Frederick Russell, born in Woodstock, Oxfordshire in 1897.  He was living with his parents in Warmington at the time he enlisted.  Frederick was killed in action on 10 May 1917.

William Henry Shirley, born in Padbury.  His mother was Mary Ellen Shirley, who lived in Warmington.  William was killed in action on 22 November 1917 at Ypres.

Arthur Ernest Swann, born 3 March 1889 in Warmington.  He was the twin brother of Edwin Harry Swann.  Arthur died of wounds at a dressing station on 16 September 1916.  He is remembered on his parents' gravestone in Warmington cemetery.

Hugh Victor Turnill, born 1897 in Ashton, Oundle, Northamptonshire.  He lived with his grandfather, mother and brothers at Springfield House, Warmington.  He suffered a gunshot wound and was transferred to York Military Hospital where he died on 15 April 1917.  He is buried in the same grave as his parents in the churchyard of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Warmington.

  Hugh Victor Turnill

Willoughby Robert Turnill, born in Ashton, Oundle on 8 April 1896.  He was brother of Hugh Victor Turnill (see above).  Willoughby was First Radio Officer on the MV Empire Statesman and was reported supposed drowned when it was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk west of Ireland on 11 December 1940 (some sources have 5 December 1940).

  Willoughby Robert Turnill

Wilfred Robert Ulyatt, born 28 October 1895 in Warmington.  His parents were Henry Robert and Caroline (nee Cliff) Ulyatt.  He joined the Royal Marines on 2 December 1912. Wilfred was a Bombardier in the Royal Navy, Royal Marine Artillery from 7 February 1916 and was killed on 31 May 1916 on HMS Lion during the Battle of Jutland.

  Wilfred Robert Ulyatt

Harry Upex, born 1890 in Warmington.  His parents were John and Louise Jane (nee Smith) Upex.  Married Lizzie Royce Vickers 28 July 1918 before returning to France in August 1918.  Captured as German prisoner of war 31 August 1918 and died in civilian hospital in Spy, Belgium on 26 November 1918.

Harry Upex with his wife, Lizzie

James Albert Elijah Upex, born 1891 in Warmington.  His parents were William and Elizabeth (nee Morson) Upex.  James died on 13 September 1917 in hospital at the Bagtsche Prisoner of War Camp in Turkey.  His remains were later moved to the Baghdad North Gate Cemetery and in 2020 we saw photos of his final resting place for the first time.

John William Upex, born 1892 in Elton, Huntingdonshire.  His parents were John and Louisa Jane (nee Smith) Upex. He enlisted in the Northamptonshire Regiment at the same time as his brother, Harry Upex.  John William was killed in action on 20 October 1917 at Poelcapelle.  He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

John William Upex 

Frank Burdett Webb, born 1896 in Eastbourne, Sussex.  He lived in Warmington with his uncle and grandmother in 1911.  Frank was killed in action in France on 21 March 1918.

John William Willmott, born 1887 in Oundle.  He married Ethel Rose Cullop in 1910 and they lived in Warmington.  John was killed in action on 14 October 1917.


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