above - Byfield's War Memorial on the corner of High Street & Banbury Lane
From Byfield we remember:
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
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's War Memorial in detail
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.'
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