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The Great War

 

Fallen Heroes: The Great War

The 1911 census cites the average male life expectancy to be 54 years of age, and gave the village of Eltisley a population of around 280.

This implies that the 53 men from the village who fought in The Great War was the entire eligible population.

14 of the 53 men died. The 14 lime trees in the Row of Honour and the Cross of Sorrow commemorate the men who gave their lives in World War I.

Their stories can be found on these pages.



The Memorial Stone.
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The Row Of Honour.
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Albert John Smith-Chappell

Private 122988, 59th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.

11 October 1898  – 21  March 1918 (aged 22)

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William George Smith-Chappell

Private 328240, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment

16 March 1896 – 29 October 1917 (aged 21)

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George Childerley

Gunner 1905 ‘A’ Battery, 235th Brigade,Royal Field Artillery 47th Division

30 November 1884 – 15 August 1916 (aged 31 years)
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Harry Cranfield

Lance Corporal 681454, 58th Battalion Canadian Infantry

15 May 1879 – 26 October 1917 (aged 38)

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Harry Edward Hayden

Private 17752, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

15 July 1896 – 21 August 1916 (aged 20 years)

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Sidney George Hayden

Private 326847, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment

4 January 1895 – 25 March 1918 (aged 23)

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Arthur Kidman

Private 16782, 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

27 August 1888 – 19 December 1915 (aged 27)

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Ernest Walter Kidman

Private 47709, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment

27 August 1888 – 26 November 1917 (aged 29)
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Henry (Harry) King

Private 8912, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment

 13 April 1890 – 1 December 1915 (aged 25)

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James Payne

A/Corporal 16791, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

10 June 1883 – 4 October 1917 (aged 34)

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Frank Riseley

Private 326846, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment

4 January 1895 – 26 September 1917 (aged 22)

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Martin Riseley

Lance Corporal 201890, 95th Battalion Canadian Infantry, ‘D’ Company

20 February 1878 – 30 July 1916 (aged 38)
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Henry George Sewell

Private 40818 (formerly 4175), 8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment

31 May 1883 – 15 May 1917 (aged 33)
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Herbert Ward Topham

Private 560, 2nd/1st Bedfordshire Yeomanry

26 March 1881 – 7 January 1916 (aged 34)
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