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Byfield

Byfield NN11 6XQ

 

     above - Byfield's War Memorial on the corner of High Street & Banbury Lane

From Byfield we remember: 

     1914-1919

     Pte. J. A. Allen, Northants Rgt.                 Pte. H. Barton, Northants Rgt.              Pte. A. Bent, Royal Warwicks. Rgt.

         Pte. T. J. Brightwell, Royal Warwicks Yeomanry         Pte. F. Brown, Northants Rgt.          L’Cpl. T. E. Cary, Northants Rgt.

                    Pte. W. G. Fenemore, Coldstream Guards       Pte. E. Gardner, Northants Rgt.           Cpl. P. D. Gibbs, 14th Hussars             

                        Pte. W. H. Jennings, Northants Rgt.          Pte. J. Newcomb         Pte. H. Sedgwick, 5th London Rifle Brigade                   

Lieut. A. E. Sedgwick, Northants Rgt.        Cpl. W. G. Smith MM, Machine Gun Corps.      Pte. S. Wiggins, Royal West Kent Rgt.  

                           Cpl. V. J. Wilkins                       

     1939-1945

     Sgt. E. W. Catlin R.A.F.              Telt. B Jones RN                  AB. E. V. Maycock RN          L’Cpl. F. Maycock, Grenadier Guards

       Pte. G. Maycock, Northants Rgt.            CSM. Helen Russell, Auxiliary Territorial Service

   Gnr. W. L. H. Sansbury Royal Artillery              Cpl. A. Smith, Northants Rgt.                   PO. B. R. Steel RN

       Sgt. F. W. Thornton R.A.F.

 

                                Byfield WM Detail 1 Byfield WM Detail 2 Byfield WM Detail 3 (1)                                                            Byfield's War Memorial in detail  

Byfield War Memorial 2016A

Also, in tribute to a prominent villager and sadly missed RBL Member, our flagpole, which stands by our War Memorial, is dedicated to Fred Hutt; the plaque at the flagpole's base reads:

'In memory of Frederick William Hutt 1916-1999. "His dearest wish from national pride and to honour those who served and died was to fly the flag in which he believed. To his memory stands, that wish achieved." Byfield & District Royal British Legion. November 1999.'

           Byfield - Fred 's Flagpole 2 Byfield - Fred 's Flagpole 1 Byfield - Fred 's Flagpole 3 MN Day 03-09-17

Fred was also an enthusiastic bell ringer and recruited a number of youngsters into the art; six of those carried his coffin at his funeral.

below - Byfield's Holy Cross church

Byfield 's Holy Cross Church

 

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