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Bozeat War Memorial

The Rushden Argus, 9th July 1920

Bozeat Memorial - Stone Unveiled
Tributes to the memory of the Fallen

On Saturday, in the presence of a large concourse of people, a fitting memorial was unveiled in the Cemetery to the thirty-nine men of Bozeat who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War.

The obelisk, placed in the cemetery, was from the designs of Mr. S. Saint, of Rushden, who carried out the work in a most satisfactory manner. It stands eleven feet high, and is of Weldon stone with marble panels three feet square, and contains the names of the thirty-nine heroes, with the inscription:

“Sacred to the men of the village who
fell in the Great War 1914-1918.”

The cost was about £80, and it was raised by a representative committee with the Chairman of the Parish Council as President.

unveiling
The unveiling ceremony

Sacred to the Memory of the Men of this
Village who fell in the War
1914-1918
Sacred to the Memory of
the Men of this Village who
fell in the War 1939-45

A B Fred Furr
Gnr Sidney Drage
Sgt Edward Patrick
Pte Horace Wilson
A B Clifton Drage
Cpl Arthur Dunmore
Pte Jack Goodman
Marine Fred Dobbs
Cpl James Healey
Sgt Roy Candy
Pte Jack Line
Gds Cyril Drage
Cpl Frank Taylor
L/Cpl Leslie Partridge
Pte Stanley Mabbutt

poppies
Pte Arthur E Abbott
Pte Frederick C Bradshaw
Pte James W Bayes
Cpl Frank A Botterill
Pte Sidney Church
Pte Samuel Corby
Pte Charles W Craxton
Pte Sidney R Dobbs
C S M Abraham  Drage
Pte Archie B Drage
Pte Frederick T Drage
Pte Jack Drage
Pte Percy W Drage
L/Cpl Thomas Edward Drage
Pte Edward Driver
Pte Thomas Ealy
2nd Lieu Bernard Eden
Pte H Bryant Goodman
Pte Edwin Harris
Pte Edward Harrison

Not on the War Memorial
Pte W F Dobbs
Pte Charles Hooton
Pte Herbert E Hooton
Pte W Cuthbert Jones
Pte Alfred C Johnson
Pte A Reginald Luck
Pte Bertie Mallows
Pte Alfred Page
Pte Bertram Partridge
Sergt John W Partridge
Pte William C Pettit
Pte William  Robinson
A B Albert O Ross
Pte Harry Ross
Pte John A Silby
Pte Albert S Silsby
Pte Ralph H Tompkins
Pte William Tyler
Pte Frederick W Wallis
Pte Reuben T Warner

On Rushden War Memorial
Pte Fred Pollard
In 2009 a book "For Crown & Country" was produced with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund under the Awards for All scheme — to commemorate the sacrifice made by villagers who lost their lives in both World Wars.

After that book the villagers thought a book about those who came back from WWII would be a fitting addition.

"For Crown & Country ......... coming home" was launched in November 2010, aided by funds from "Northampton County Council Empowering Councillors & Communities Scheme" via Councillor George Blackwell.

Both books were produced by the parish council, edited by James Spencer (chairman), Jennifer Spencer and Andrew Underwood. Mark Wright also helped with the first book.


Bozeat War Memorial

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