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Roade War Memorial


Pass Not This Stone In Sorrow, But In Pride, And May We Live As Nobly As They Died
To The Glory of God and to the Memory of the Men of Roade who Fell in The Grear War 1914 - 1918
Capt J H A Ryan        M.C.

James Henry Aloysious Ryan was the son of Walter Henry Ryan and his wife Alice Mary. Walter Henry was a surgeon originating from Ireland while his wife was born in Newport Pagnel. The family lived at Tilecote in the village of Roade. James was 8 years old in 1901 and the only child to Walter and Alice. James served in The King's (Liverpool Regt.) and attained the rank of Captain. He was KIA on 25 September 1915 and rests at Cambrin Military Cemetery, nr Arras. He lies alongside 816 other casualties of war or which 57 are Officers and Men of The King's (Liverpool Regt.). Note :-

James was awarded the M.C. and notification of his award appears in the 18th February 1915 Supplement of the London Gazette

L. Cpl J G A Sheppard  
Pte T Chaplin  
  G F Harbidge  
  P T A Smith  
  H Whitlock Herbert was the son of John and Amelia Whitlock of Roade. Sources state that he was born in Wellingborough and enlisted in the same town. He joined the Northamptonshire Regt., and became Pte., 25325. He was KIA on 31 July 1917 aged 35 and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  C E Elliott

Charles Edward Elliott was the son of William T and Ellen who in 1901 were living at 60 Spencer St, Bradwell. William was working as a railway signal man. Charles enlisted in St Pancras, Middx and served in the Rifle Brigade as Rfm S/33936. He died of wounds on 7 March 1918 aged 26 and lies in Nine Elms British Cemetery nr Poperinge, Belgium.

Note : - My 2nd cousin 2x removed, Joe Siddle also lies in Nine Elms. He served in the KOYLI and died in 1917

  R Lane Riley Lane was the son of Riley William Lane and his wife Ellen. Riley lived only a few doors away from James Henry Ryan. Riley, however, was the son of a labourer in the local limestone quarry and was one of five children found in the 1901 census. Riley enlisted in Northampton where he joined the Royal Fusiliers and became Pte., 67247. He was KIA on 26 October 1917 aged 19 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial to The Missing along with nearly 35,000 other Officers and Men whose final resting place is known only unto their God
At The Going Down of the Sun and in the Morning, We Will Remember Them
1939 - 1945
Sgt F W Dunkley Frank Wilfred Dunkley was the son of Benjamin Frank and Lilian Cathrine Dunkley of Roade. He served as a Serjeant 7889452, in the Special Air Service Regt., (A.A.C). Frank died on 8 August 1944 aged 22 and is remembered on the Bayeux Memorial.
L.Cpl W Every William Every was the son of Thomas Albert and Winifred Every of Roade. He served as Lance Cpl. 5949748 in the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC), King's Own Hussars. He died on 26 May 1944 aged 23 and is remembered in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy along with nearly 4000 other casualties + 289 casualties who are known only unto their God
Tpr J Every      M.M.

Jack appears to be the brother of William (above), being the son of Thomas A and W Every of Roade. He also served in the Royal Armoured Corps as Trooper 6459844 in the Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards). Jack died on 29 March 1943 aged 22 and he is remembered in Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia along with over 1200 identified and unidentified casualties. Most of the men died as a result of the Axis forces withdrawing from positions at Medenine, Wadi Akarit and Marith Line in March and April of 1943. There is also one Greek soldier from 1939-1945 war


Rfm T V Every Thomas Victor Every served as Rifleman 6896275 in the KRRC. He died on 22 August 1944 aged 25 and is remembered in Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland along with nearly 500 other casualties who were prisoners of war during German occupation. Most of the casualties coming from the cemetery camp at Lamsdorf and Stalag 344. Other casualties are those of airmen who lives were lost during Warsaw supply drops and the bombing of strategic objectives. There are also 24 non war graves, being those of civilian internees, including those of two Imperial War Grave Commission gardeners.
Dvr J Watts  
Pte F Curtis  
Dvr W H Kedwards W H Kedwards was the husband of Kathleen Elsie Kedwards of Roade. he served as Driver T/14900619 in the RASC. He died on 6 June 1946 aged 34 and lies in Road Cemetery, grave 288
Pte C J Walker Possobly, Cyril John and Lydia Gertrude Walker of Courtenhall. He served as Private 5882955 in the Northamptonshire Regt., and died on 23 May 1940 aged 26. He rests in Moreuil Communal Cemetery near to Arras along with nearly 40 other casualties.

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