War Memorial

Tylers Green WW1 War Memorial

The following men are remembered on the
St. Margaret’s, Tylers Green, WW1 War Memorial

Geoffrey Edward Rose BARTLETT, Midshipman,
Royal Naval Reserve HMS Bulwark, Age 19, Died 26 Nov 1914,
as a result of a large explosion on HMS Bulwark, whilst loading ammunition.
Buried: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants, Refce. 6
Born: c1895, S Kensington, London.
Parents: Edward Noel Napier Bartlett J.P. & Dorothy Bartlett, née Rose,
second daughter of Sir Philip Rose of Rayners.
4 Tenby Mansions, Nottingham St, London, W1,
late of St Margaret’s Cottage, School Road, Tylers Green.

Ernest BOVINGDON, Private 266694, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 5th (Service) Battalion.
Age 32, Date of death 27 Apr 1917, Killed in action during Arras Offensive.
No known grave. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 6 & 7
Born: 1884, one of 8 children, at Winchmore Hill, Landscape gardener, fencing contractor
Parents: William Timothy Bovingdon, (late) chair maker, & Ellen Bovingdon née Jordan.
Parents’ Address: Woodbine Cottages, Bank Road, Tylers Green.
Wife:  Lily Hearne, 1913, Died 1915 with their infant son.
Younger brother of Frank Bovingdon (Chalfont St Giles War Memorial) 

Francis COOMBES, Private, G/8231, The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
Age 30, died 28 Sep 1916. Killed by sniper fire: Thiepval, France & Flanders
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier & Face 5D & 6D
Born: c1886, Tyler’s Green, Builder’s Clerk, Golders Green.
Parents: Charles Coombes, agricultural labourer, & Mary A Coombes, née Perkins,
Sunny Bank, Kingswood Rd, Tyler’s Green 

Six of the Memorial trees on the Back Common. The 30 Lime & Beech trees were planted in 1937.
L-R: Ernest Trendall, William Wheeler, William Crabbe, Edmund Sturge, George Smith, Francis Coombes.

Memorial Trees Information Board.
Located near the Back Common car park,
down the lane opposite Tylers Green Village Hall.

Numbered Plan of the 30 Memorial Trees
(2Mb PDF file, opens in new window)
Zoom/Enlarge the image in your PDF file viewer
to read the tree numbers.

William CRABBE, Private, 632176, London Regiment, 20th Battalion
Age 20, Died: 4 March 1917, Died of wounds, France.
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium, XI.B.18A
Born c1897, Enfield, Middx, orphan from Dr Barnados Home,
Pr4e-war occupation, worked for local butcher Mr. R.H. Moreton.
Adopted at Penn (possibly by the Eustace family, Hope Cottage)

Frank DEADMAN, Rifleman C/1548, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 16th Battalion
Enlisted: High Wycombe, Sept. 1915. Died of wounds: 25 Oct 1917, Age:24:
2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, Nr Boulogne.
Buried: Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, VI.E.26
Born: c1893. Thornton Heath, Surrey,
Pre-war Occupation: Gardener for Sir Philip Rose, Rayners, Penn..
Parents: George Deadman, head gardener, & Ada S Deadman, née Herridge,
Cowbridge, Malmesbury, Wilts.
Named on Malmesbury and Tylers Green memorials.
Obituary: North Wilts Herald, 2nd November 1917.

Arthur DOVER, Lance Corporal, 17480, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 1st Battalion
Age: 17. Died of wounds: 7 April 1916, Persian Gulf
Amara War Cemetery, Iraq, XXII.C.15
Born: 1898, Tylers Green, Parents: Henry Dover, chair maker, & Kate (late) Dover née Perfect, Tyler’s Green
Notes: Arthur was a Cornet player, Penn & TG Brass band & Penn Orchestra.

Harry James DUTTON, Private 265063, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry,
1/1st Bucks Battalion.
Age: 25, Died 10 March 1917, Killed in action France & Flanders
Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Somme, France, II.L.16
Pre-war occupation: gardener.
Parents: George Dutton , baker, & Elsie Mary Dutton, née Free,
Ferndale Cottage, Rays lane, Tylers Green.
Wife: (married 1915) Elsie Dutton née Rogers, Brook Street,
High Wycombe.

Frederick Harwood EUSTACE,
Private, 23021,
Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 3rd Reserve Battalion.
Age: 27, Died of severe epilepsy, 28 June 1917 at Cosham Military Hospital, Hants.
Buried: St. Margaret’s, Tylers Green Cemetery,
close to north boundary.
Former pupil of Tylers Green School. Pre-war occupation: butcher.
Parents: John Eustace, chair turner, & Lydia E Eustace née Putnam, Barnes Lane, Hazlemere.
Wife: Grace Woodhouse (Md. 1913), Hope Cottage, Tylers Green.

Sidney Arthur FOUNTAIN,
Private, 33828,
Regiment Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 10th Battalion.
Age: 28, Died of wounds, 11 July 1917, Boulogne.
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, IV.A.31.
Born c1889, Tyler’s Green, Baptism 28 April 1889, Tylers Green.
Parents William Fountain, chair maker, & Ellen Fountain, The Hollies, Tyler’s Green.
Sidney Fountain played Cricket & Football for Tylers Green,
played in the brass band and was a chorister at St. Margaret’s.
His name was drawn from a hat to be commemorated on
the memorial tree in St. Margaret’s front churchyard.

(Felix)  Hugh FRYER, Private 9014, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 1st Battalion.
Age: 32, Died in captivity, 28 June 1916,  Persian Gulf, Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 26 & 63.
Pre-war occupation: bricklayers labourer/regular soldier.
Parents: John Fryer, chair maker & Lizzie Fryer, née Perfect,  Potters Cross, Tylers Green.
Notes: Served in India

Daniel HAZELL,
Rifleman, 8113, Regiment Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion.
Died: 14 May 1915, Age 36, Killed in action Ypres.  No known grave.,
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium, 46-48 & 50.
Parents: William Hazell, shoe maker, & Phoebe Hazell,
Hammersley Lane, Tyler’s Green.

John Joseph JAMES, Private, 1615, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 1/1st Bucks Battalion
Age:27, Died: 27 10 February 1916, Killed in action France & Flanders
Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, I.A.3
Born: c1889, Henley on Thames, Oxon.
Pre-war occupation: paper makers labourer .
Parents: Joseph James, (late), turner, & Sarah James. Range View, Wycombe Marsh .
Wife: Fanny James nee Kent, Abbey Barn Road, Wycombe Marsh.
CWGC gives initials as J T James.  

Ernest Harry JOHNSON, Corporal, 21344, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 5th Battalion.
Age: 21, Died: 23 March 1918, Killed in action France, No Known Grave.
Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 50 & 51.
Born: c1897 Tyler’s Green.  Pre-war occupation, gardener.
Parents: James Henry Johnson, bricklayer, & Ada Johnson,
née Goddard, Nursery Lane, Tyler’s Green 

Bert Harry LEWIS, Lance Corporal, 18338, Wiltshire Regiment
5th Battalion.
Age: –, Died: 29 October 1915, of wounds Gallipoli.
Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey, I.E.10.
Born: c1886 Hazlemere, Pre-war occupation: chair upholsterer.
Parents: George Lewis, carpenter, & Selina Lewis,
Woodbine Cottages, Bank Road, Tylers Green .
Wife: Esther Lewis nee Collins, 1907, St Johns, Hazlemere.

Cyril Edwin Arnold LONG, Captain, West Yorkshire Reg’t,
(Prince of Wales Own), 15th Battalion [Leeds Pals].
Formerly Honourable Artillery Company, Acting Sergeant 2782. Commissioned 27 Dec 1915.
Died: 27 March 1918, Age 23, Killed in action.
Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, IV.F.12
Born: 3 October 1895, Walthamstow, Essex,
Attended Royal Grammar School, also named on RGS War Memorial.
Pre-war ocupation: apprentice chemist
Parents: Stephen George Long, school master, & Emily Long,
School House, School Road, Tyler’s Green

Ernest David LONG, Sergeant, 265784, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 1/1st Bucks Battalion.
Age: 29 Died: 29 October 1918, Killed in action Italy.
Barenthal Military Cemetery, Italy, Plot 2 Row A Grave 1.
Born: c1889 Wycombe, Baptism: 15 January 1890,
Woodbine Cottages, Bank Road, Tylers Green.
Pre-war occupation: gardener.
Parents: late David Long, coal carman, & Emily Long,
Woodbine Cottages, Tylers Green.

Joseph NICHOLAS, Private, 20834, Wiltshire Regiment 5th Battalion..
Age: 32, Died: 14 May 1916, Mesopotamia. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq, XXI.H.10.
Born: c1884 Devizes, 1901: furniture porter.
Parents: late William Nicholas, agricultural labourer, & Susan Nicholas,
Folly Rd, Roundway, Devizes, Wilts

Centre with cigarette.

Maurice PERFECT, Private, 202749, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 6th Battalion.
Born: c1897 Penn, Died: 20 Sep 1917, Age 19, Killed in action,
no known grave.
Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,
Panel 96 to 98
Parents: Frederick Perfect, game keeper at Rayners, & Lucy Perfect, née Beal, Rayners Cottage, Beacon Hill, Penn.

Joseph PIGGOTT, Private, 24846, Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion.
Age: 32, Died: 27 November 1917, Killed in action France, no known grave.
Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France, Panel 2
Born: c1885, Potton, Beds, Pre-war occupation: bricklayer.
Parents: Reuben (late) Piggott, fellmonger, & Mary J Piggott,
Greenhurst, Elm Road,  Tyler’s Green.
Note: ‘fellmonger’, dealer on hides and skins, Especially. sheep skins.

John Henry RICKETTS, Private, 21346, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 6th Battalion.
Age: 19, Died: 03 September 1916, Killed in action France & Flanders.
Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France, VI.O.6
Born: c1897, Turners [Tylers] Green, Baptism: 5 September 1897, Tylers Green.
Pre-war occupation apprentice upholsterer, Randalls, High Wycombe.
Parents: Henry Ricketts, bricklayer, & Annie Saunders, Tylers Green.

Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, Cap Badge
Badge Courtesy Ron Coltas.

Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, Shoulder Badge
Badge Courtesy Ron Coltas.

Frank ROGERS, Private, 9966, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion.
Age: 22, Died: 16 May 1915, Killed in action France, no known grave.
Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 26.
Born: c1893 Winchmore Hill.
Parents: George Rogers (dd, 1890), pot hawker, & Mary Ann née Hazell, Tyler’s Green.
Note: Died with his brother Sidney Rogers.

Sidney ROGERS, Private, 8332, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion
Age: 19, Died: 16 May 1915, Killed in action France & Flanders
Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 26.
Born: c1896, Penn or Amersham,
Parents: George Rogers (late), pot hawker, & Mary Ann née Hazell, Tyler’s Green.
Note: Died with his brother Frank Rogers.

(Philip) Vivian ROSE, Captain, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 7th Battalion.
Age: 48, Died: 25 Apr 1917, Taken Prisoner of War, Died Military Orthopaedic Hospital, Shepherd Bush, of wounds received at Loos, 26th September 1915.
Grave & Memorial: Family vault, outside West end of St. Margaret’s church.
Born: 25 Mar 1869, South Kensington, London. Pre-war occupation: Solicitor.
Parents: Sir Philip & Lady A Rose, Solicitor, Rayners, Penn.
Wife: Maud Winifred Rose née Gillian, Md. 1899, 5 Roland Gardens, S Kensington.

Robert William SAUNDERS,
MSM (Meritorious Service Medal, posthumous), Sergeant, 26645,
Royal Garrison Artillery, 60th Siege Battery
Age: 29, Died: 29 Mar 1918, of wounds France & Flanders.
Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France, III.D.30.
Born: c1889 High Wycombe.
Parents: Robert Saunders (late), & Jane née Lacey,  Potters Cross, Penn.

Robert SCOTT, Private, 267231, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, 5th Battalion.
Age: 36, Died: 23 March 1918, Killed in action France, no known grave.
Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 50 & 51.
Born: c1882 Great Marlow.
Pre-war occupation: Postman, at Tylers Green for a time.
Parents: Alfred Scott, wheelwright, & Eliza Scott, Great Kingshill.
Husband of: Alice Scott, 1 Council Cottage, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berks.

Memorial Tree Plaque

George SMITH, Private, 17497, Royal Fusiliers
(City of London Regiment), 3rd Battalion.
Age: 34, Died: 5 October 1918, of wounds France.
Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, III.B.22.
Place of birth 1884, Tyler’s Green,
lived with his Grand-mother: Mrs Jane Birch, Tyler’s Green.
Saw action in Egypt and Salonika.

Edmund STURGE, Captain, Middlesex Regiment, 10th Battalion.
Attached to: Signal Service (3rd Lahore Division, Indian Army), Royal Engineers. Mentioned in despatches.
Age: 23, Died: 8 February 1919.
Taranto Town Cemetery Extension, Italy, I.G.5.
Born: c1896 Paddington, London.  Attended Merchant Taylors School.
Served in India, Mesopotamia and Palestine.
Parents: Henry Havelock Sturge, Surgeon MRCS, & Maria Sturge.
Parents’ Address: 81 Elgin Avenue, Paddington, London.
Spent summer holidays at Highfield, New Road, Tylers Green.

Alfred William TRENDELL, Corporal, 11878, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 1st Battalion.
Age: 20, Died: 2 March 1916, of wounds France & Flanders.
Aix-Le-Nouvette Communal Cemetery Extension,
Pas de Calais, France, II.H.21.
Born: c1896 Penn. Engineering apprentice.
Worked for uncle, J T Bateman, Wycombe Marsh.
Parents: John Trendell, & Kate née Plumridge,
The Larches, (now Keeper’s Cottage) Penn.
Note:  Brother of Ernest Trendall.

Ernest Albert TRENDELL, Lance Corporal, 17110,
Hampshire Regiment, 1st Battalion
Age: 18, Died: 1 July 1916, Killed in action, no known grave.
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier & Face 7C & 7B.
Parents: John Trendell, & Kate Trendell,
The Larches, (now Keeper’s Cottage), Penn.
Note: Formerly: 17479 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry.
Brother of Alfred Trendall.

William Wingrove WHEELER, Private, R4/067820, Royal Army Service Corps,
4th Base Remount Depot.
Age: 42, Died: 10 April 1916, France & Flanders.
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, VIII.A. 90.
Born: c1874 Penn, Baptism 16 May 1875, Tylers Green. Pre-war occupation, bricklayer.
Parents: George Wheeler, Builder of St. Margaret’s Church, & Margaret Channer,
Homeleigh, Tyler’s Green.
Wife: Leah Wheeler née Fisher, four daughters, Rose Cottage, Penn

Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018

Information above is from June and Peter Underwood’s comprehensive website Buckinghamshire Remembers, and the detailed ‘Penn & Tylers Green in the Great War and the Men Who Did Not Return‘, by Ron Saunders, published by the Penn & Tylers Green Residents Society.  Additional detail from the Commonwealth War Graves Commision website.

Tylers Green WW2 War Memorial

The war memorial gothic cross stands adjacent to St. Margaret’s Church in the closed churchyard on Church Road. The area is within a Conservation Area. The memorial is constructed of Portland Stone. An inscription and names are carved and black painted on the cross. There are also names on plaques on the wall behind the memorial which are carved and lead filled.

In February 2008 War Memorials Trust provided a grant of £360 towards the re-incising and re-painting of letters on the cross. The memorial was not cleaned as the stone had weathered to match the church behind and the community sought to retain this.

The memorial was built by E. Harris. On 26th August 1920 the memorial was dedicated by the Rt. Rev John Taylor-Smith, Chaplain General of Forces and unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Buckingham, Sir Charles Robert Wynn-Carington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire, whose own son, Viscount Wendover, had died in 1915 from wounds received at the 2nd Battle of Ypres.

On the cross is the inscription: In thankful and loving memory of the Officers and Men of this village who laid down their lives in the Great War for civilization. 1914 – 1919.  Text adapted from War Memorials Trust website.

The following men are remembered on the
St. Margaret’s, Tylers Green, WW2 War Memorial

Christopher E. Birch
Master at Arms, P/M 39713,
H.M.S Berwick, Royal Navy
Died: April 11 1946, Age:45,
Berks & Bucks Joint Sanatorium, Peppard Common, Henley.
Buried in Margaret’s Churchyard.
Joined navy 1929, served on HMS Victory and HMS Ark Royal.
Civilian Occupation: Rope & Twine Finisher.
One of 9 children, Parents: James and Edith Birch, Tylers Green, .
Married Vera Kathleen Sutton, July 1925.
Address 1939: “Endwood”, Hazlemere Rd, Penn.
Vera died 16 September 1964, ‘Arosa, 7 Hazlemere Rd.
Vera was niece of Daniell Hazell, killed at Ypres, 1915,
Christopher Birch is also remembered on his parent’s grave in St Margarets churchyard.

Leonard Alfred Charles Bone,
Leading Photographer, C/MX. 58155, H.M.S Hermes, Royal Navy.
Died: April 9, 1942, Age 23, Lee-on-Solent Memorial Bay 3, Panel 6:
Leonard Bone served on HMS Hermes in the post of Leading Photographer.  From the summer of 1940 the Hermes patrolled the Indian Ocean as part of the Eastern Fleet.  On 9 April 1942 she was attacked by 70 Japanese bombers while returning to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, and sunk with the loss of 370 men.  (War Memorials Trust)
Born: 17 August, 1918, Dover, Kent.  1939: 40 Dollis Hill, Willesden.
Parents: Leonard Hartwell Bone, Norah Maud Bone, née Russell.
They married 7th October 1915, St Michael, the Archangel, Aldershot.

Albert Brooks Lance Corporal 5393375, Hampshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Died: September 5, 1944, Age 21, MONTECCHIO WAR CEMETERY II. H. 1.
Lance Corporal Albert Brooks was a member of the regular army. On 25 August 1944 the Hampshire Brigade started its assault on the Gothic Line, a line of German defences running east – west across the Italian peninsula and after 5 days they had been so successful that they were in a position to assault the Gothic Line proper. The Gothic Line was breached on 1st September and the advance continued northwards. Lance Corp. Brooks died on 5 September 1944 the day that the Brigade was relieved. War Memorials Trust
Born December 1922, Employed as a gardener, Penn.
Parents: Albert Henry Brooks and Bertha Annie Brooks, née Woodwards,
1939: Widmere Cottage, Tylers Green.
Alfred Brooks is also named on the Holy Trinity, Penn WW2 War Memorial.

Hilary Charles Caldwell Squadron Leader, 103013,
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Assistant Air Attache to Madrid.
Died: May 18, 1944, Age 43, Flying accident over Spain,
Only British WW2 casualty in Madrid British Cemetery
Born c1900, Argentina. Parents: Vere and Louisa Mary Caldwell.
Married Rona Vivian Spencer Shaw, June 1942, Wycombe Dist. (St. Margaret’s?)
“Silverthorne”, Grenfell Rd. Beaconsfield.  One child, Susan Caldwell.
Memorial Service held 1st June, 1944, St Margaret’s, Tylers Green.

Alfred Brian Spencer Chennells, Major, 33326,
100 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Died: May 4, 1942, Age 37, St. Margaret’s Churchyard. 
Parents: Revd. Dr. Alfred William Chennels & Margaret D.E Chennels.
Dr. Chennels was a retired clergyman who assisted at St. Margaret’s
(see Mrs Bechers Diary for unflattering comments!).
Born 24 January 1905, Plymouth, Devon.
1939: Hammersley, Hammersley Lane, Tylers Green
Married Annie Maud Bull at Rotherfield Greys, Oxon, 5th January 1940.
One child, Susan Dorothea Spencer Chennels, b 1942.

Dennis John Charles Child, Private, 14204867,
Somerset Light Infantry, 4th Battalion.
Died: May 22, 1943, Age 19, Thanet Kent, Accidentally drowned crossing a river in course of manoeuvres.
Buried: St. Margaret’s Churchyard.
Employed as Butchers assistant to Mr A. Sturgess
Born: 13th June 1923, Wycombe Dist. 1 of 3 children
Parents: Charles Andrew Child & Agnes Beatrix Child,
1939: “Pentre”, Hazlemere Road, Penn.

Lewis Thomas Galsworthy, Driver, T/181578,
197 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Service Corps,
Reported missing March 1942. Confirmed POW April 1943.
Died: October 1, 1943, Age 30, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 2. D. 64. Thailand.
Born 4th May 1913 Bromley Kent.
Parents: Frederick Thomas Galsworthy & Annie Galsworthy.
Address 1939: “Widmore” Tylers Green.
Heavy Haulage Driver and Air raid warden.
1941 Married Ethel Flossie Piggott, Wycombe Reg District.
1941 “Fir Tree Cottage” Penn.
197 Field Ambulance was part of 18th Division which left Avonmouth at the end of October 1941 heading for the Middle East. They proceeded to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and then to Trinidad to refuel, before having 4 days shore leave at Cape Town. During this time the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour and invaded Malaya; the troops were redirected to Bombay, where they went ashore for two weeks, before re-embarking and arriving in Singapore in January 1942.
The Japanese landed on Singapore on 8th February and the island was unconditionally surrendered by the Allied commanders on 15th February.
All remaining Allied soldiers and civilians became prisoners of war;
members 197 Field Ambulances were among those marched to Changi prison.
Men from this prisoner and other smaller camps were used as forced labour
to build the Burma-Siam railway. Driver Galsworthy died during this work
in October 1943 after being a prisoner of war for 20 months.
War Memorials Trust

Thomas Alfred Harding, Lance Corporal,1888894,
Royal Engineers, 70 Field Company. Enlisted May 1940.
Died 28th August 1944, Age 31. Accidentally drowned.
Buried St Pierre–Du–Vauvray Communal Cemetery, Grave 20.
Born 28th May 1913, Parents: Alfred Harding & Elizabeth Mary Harding,
Cholesbury Cottage Hazlemere Road Penn.
Married Katherine Rose Meeks, April 1938, (born 13th March 1914),
Painter and Decorator, A Harding & Son Hazlemere Road Penn.

Richard Hugh Jagger Pilot Officer, 61220,
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died: April 14, 1941, Age: 25, following air to air firing practice in Spitfire No.K9935, in a crash in Northumberland. (documented in the book “Almost Forgotten” by Chris Harris).
Civilian Occupation: Bank Official.
Gained Pilot’s Licence 20th May 1939
He is buried in St. Margaret’s Churchyard next to his uncle Arthur Jagger.  He is not named on St. Margarets War memorial, but his name is on Beaconsfield War Memorial.
Parents: the late Lt.Col. Hugh C Jagger And Mrs. H.C. Jagger,
‘Russett’, Woodside Avenue,Beaconsfield.
His uncle Arthur Jagger and his wife and unmarried sisters, lived in Tylers Green, at Lost Cottage and St. Anthonys Cottage both opposite The Horse & Jockey. (Thanks to Ron Saunders for the additional information).

Ronald Alexander Keen, Driver, 236165, Royal Army Service Corps.
Born 4th August 1907, Died 12th June 1942, age 34.
Buried Delhi War Cemetery India, 4. G. 1.
Pre-war occupation: Wood Polisher, Owen Haines & Son, Jubilee Rd. HW.
Parents: 3rd son of William Keen & Elsie Keen, of Holmer Green.
Wife: Married Clara Harding, September 1935. Daughter Jennifer, Born 1940.
Address 1939: “Homerton” West Avenue Penn.
Address 1942: “Cholesbury”, Hazlemere Road, Penn.
Ronald was a member of Holmer Green Orchestra
and Penn PSA (‘Pleasant Sunday Afternoon’) Orchestra.
Attended Penn Free Methodist Church.
Clara Harding was the sister of Thomas Alfred Harding shown above,
Ronald Keen and Thomas Harding were brothers -in-law.

Guy Meredith Myles Mathews Lieutenant, 129137,
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps.
Seconded to Staffordshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps.
Died: January 15, 1943, Age 27, Alamein Memorial Column 15.
Address 1939: “Shields”, St. John’s Road, Tylers Green.
Born 1915, Hampstead. Twin sisters, Rosamund & Alison.
Parents: Charles Myles Mathews, Solicitor, & Edith A Mathews, Penn.

Bertie Meeks
Private, D/31618,
Royal Berkshire Rgt. 8th Home Defence Battalion.
Died: February 9, 1945, Age 46, Oxford.
Civilian Occupation: French Polisher.
Buried: St. Margaret’s Churchyard.
Parents:  William Meeks & Jane Meeks, Winchmore Hill.
Md. Florence Marjorie May Collins, Sept. 1925.
One daughter, Doreen Meeks.
Address 1939: “Alma Cottage”, Tylers Green Common.

Maurice Perfect Gunner, 1140710,
80th (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment,
Royal Artillery, Died: November 3, 1943, Age 21,
Sangro River War Cemetery XV. E. 33.
Parents: Frederick & Eva Perfect.
Md. Dora M Cooper, April 1942.
Two of the men commemorated at St. Margarets died as the Allies fought their way up the Italian peninsula, Maurice Perfect and Albert Brooks.
Gunner Maurice Perfect was a member of the 80th (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment and landed at Taranto on 9th September 1943. His regiment fought up the Adriatic coast of Italy, breaking the Viktor/Volturno Line defences on 6th October. After this they stopped at the Trigno River to regroup and it was not for nearly a month (2nd November) that they attacked the Germans across the river. The fighting was fierce, and Gunner Perfect was killed on 3rd November 1943. However, on that same day the British reached the town of San Salvo and the German commander decided to withdraw to the next German defensive line.  War Memorials Trust
Maurice was named after his uncle Maurice who died at Passchendale, 1917.
His father Frederick served in the Royal Field Artillery, in WW1.

Arthur Leonard Radwell Private, 5349139,
Royal Berkshire Regiment, 10th Battalion.
Died: July 27, 1944, Age 20,
Shot whilst trying to escape from Ostheim POW Camp.
Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery 3. D. 16. Bayern, Germany.
Parents: Lydia and Ralph Radwell, Chimney Sweep & Postman.
1939: “Yonder”, St John’s Road, Tylers Green.
Married Minnie Ivy Puddifoot, March 1942, High Wycombe.

George Alfred Warren Trooper, 329519,
‘C’ Squadron, 17th/21st Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps,
(17th/21st Lancers known as “Death or Glory Boys”)
Died: January 18, 1943, Age 21,
Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery 16. H. 13. Tunisia.
Civilian Occupation: Butcher’s Assistant.
Parents: John T Warren & Elsie Warren, Penn.
1939: “Farview”, Hammersley Lane.
Trooper George Warren of the Royal Armoured Corps died in January 1943 during fighting in Tunisia, in the last phase of the “back and forth” fighting in the north African desert; four months later the Allies were victorious here.
War Memorials Trust

Donald Harry West

Lance Corporal, PO/X 116165, Royal Marines.
1939: Joined Portsmouth City Police,  transferred to Royal Marines.
Accidentally killed, Devon, April 18, 1943,  Age 22.
Buried St. Margaret’s Churchyard.
Born: September 1920, Wycombe District.
Attended St. David’s College, High Wycombe.
Parents: Edward J West & Mrs. E.J. West, Penn.
His father Edward West served in Machine gun Corps, in WW1.

Alfred Donald White Lance Serjeant, 5985876,
2nd (Airborne) Bn., Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry.
Died: 7th June 1944, Age: 24.  Bayeux War Cemetery X. K. 22.
Parents: Only son of Alfred & Margaret (Maggie) White,
Address 1939: “Old Park”, Hammersley Lane.
His unit were among the first Allied Forces to land on D-Day
Probably died in the battle for Pegasus Bridge

Basic Information sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, with additional information from War Memorials Trust website, and Ron Saunders.