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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2005, Dave Blackburn, Barry Mansfield and War Graves Commission

David Blackburn and Barry Mansfield of the Western Front Association compiled this survey using information supplied by the War Graves Commission and gathered in local church and war memorial surveys.

The memorial is in Duston at the start of Churchway, next to the junction of Main Road with Millway (grid ref. SP723610). It is built of Weldon stone, the steps being of Derbyshire stone. It was originally dedicated to the villagers who gave their lives in the First World War, and was unveiled on 11 February 1921. Following the Second World War a plaque was added to commemorate those who fell in that conflict. The memorial is extremely well cared for by villagers.

Photographs Copyright
copyright © 2005, Dave Blackburn, Barry Mansfield

To the Glory of God
and in Grateful Memory
of the men of Duston
who gave their lives
for their Country in
the Great War 1914-1918


Noel Legard

Sat. 1/4/1916 aged 22. Second Lieutenant, 9th Ba. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Goerdondump Cemetery Ovillers-la–Boiselle, Somme, France. Ref. H.M.10 Son of Edward Disney Alexander. M. Inst. M.E., Milton House, Northants.


Samuel J.

Wed 15/8/1917 aged 29. Gunner 90963. 153 Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. La Clytte Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref I.F.29. Son of John of New Duston. Husband of Gertrude Lilian Kane (formerly Berkshire) of Church Street, Ravensthorpe, Northampton. Also on Ravensthorpe War Memorial.


Arthur Frederick

Wed 7/5/1919, aged 21. Sapper 224573 “C” Co.y 3rd Reserve. Bo. Royal Engineers. War Grave 428 St Luke’s Churchyard, Duston. Son of Henry and Catherine Billing of Duston.



Tuesday 24/9/1918 aged 39. Gunner 237332 “C” Bty 162nd Bde Royal Field Artillery. Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle, Pas de Calais, France. Ref C32 Of Fernleigh, Duston, husband of Mrs Emma Amelia Bonham. His widow died 7/8/1956, grave 417, St Luke’s.



25/10/1918 aged 24. Private 26470 2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref 2 C.5. Son of Frederick and Sarah Collins of 5 Quarry Road, New Duston.


Hartley J.T.

Sat 20/7/1918 aged 38 Driver 234627 77th Bty. Royal Field Artillery. Rawalpindi War Cemetery, Pakistan. Ref 4 A.B. Husband of Millicent D. Cross of Duston. Information also on grave 254 St Luke’s Churchyard.



No further information currently. A local name.


Harry William

Wed 6/6/1917, age 19. Driver 14/144648 of the 192nd Coy. 3rd Divisional Tran. Army Service Corps. Hop Store Cemetery, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 1 Row A, grave 40. Son of William and Sarah Eason, Main Road, Old Duston.



No further information currently



Monday 4/11/1918 Private 24529 10th Bn. Suffolk Regiment. Montis Insigniacalpe. War grave 164 St. Luke’s Churchyard. A local name.


Albert George

Friday 9/11/1917, Second Lieutenant, 4th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps and General List. Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.


George Richard

Friday 6/9/1918 Gunner 115132 D. Bty. 189th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Waucourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 3.D.12



Friday 19/11/1915 aged 25. Private 14021 6th Bn. Northants Regiment. Corbie Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot 1 row B grave 21. Son of Mr I.R. and Mrs J. Haynes, 12 Mount Pleasant, Harpole and Dayrell Cottage, Old Duston (see next entry). Also on Harpole War Memorial.


James T.

4/3/1919 aged 28 Private 160778 389th Home Service Employment Coy. Labour Corps. Buried All Saints Church, Harpole. See above for parents. 6 of 11 children served. See pages 33, 34, 119 and 120 Harpole Memorial Book. Also on Harpole War Memorial.



Wed 18/9/1918 Private 325198 10th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own) Gouze Aucourtzi British Cemetery, Nord, France. 2 H20



6/6/1918 Private 40960 11th Bn. Essex Regiment. Formerly 22966 Northants Regiment. Hagle Dump Cemetery, Ieper. West Vlaanderen, Belgium. 1.A.9. Served France and Flanders. Born Whittlebury, Northants. Home village, Duston.


Edward R.

No further information currently


Philip Sydney

Mon 27/9/1915 Private 15631 7th Bn. Northants Regiment. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 91 to 93.


Frank Oliver

Thurs 2/5/1918, age 21. Private 40178, 1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment. Longueness (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais. V.A.82 (Ref) Son of Oliver Charles and Edith Elizabeth Mundy, New Buildings, Duston. See also grave 117, St Luke's.


Walter T.

Sat 31/10/1914 Private 6440 La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref 1.C.1. Husband of Annie M. Pankhurst, Staverton, Daventry, Northants.


Arnold Francis Marshall

Thurs 19/6/1919 aged 29. Major Royal Field Artillery. Gazetted to 39th Bty. R.F.A. in 1910.Northampton Dallington Cemetery, grave Ref. E62 Son of Alfred and Kate C. Riecke, Dallington Court, Northampton. Also on Dallington War Memorial.


Alfred Charles

Thursday 17/9/1914 La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial, Seine el Marne, France.


Arthur E.

11/3/1915 (missing Oct 1914, aged 23) age 24 years. Recorded on two graves, 163 and 459 St Luke’s Churchyard Arthur Smith is recorded as missing 1914 on grave 459 and killed on grave 163. (This requires clarification. Charles Slater Smith 163 is possibly the correct father and not Charles Smith on 459)


Ernest R.

Tues 6/3/1917 Private 17663 1st Bn. Coldstream Guards. Grovetown Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. 3.C.38. Born and resided in Duston.


Thomas R.

Private 145908 Household Cavalry of the Line (inc. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel) Northants Yeomanry.


William Henry

Sunday 9/5/1915 aged 23 Private 3/8383 1st Bn. Northants Regiment. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28-30 Son of Emily Speechley, 26 Scarletwell Street, Northampton. Husband of Alice Maud Speechley



Sunday 20/10/1918 Saddler 115814 Royal Field Artillery. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Q126


Ilston Henry

Wed 16/2/1916 aged 28 Lietenant 8th Bn Northants Regiment. Ypres, Menin Gate, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium, panels 43 and 45 Son of Mr George North Stevenson and Rosa Stevenson, The Gables, Duston. See family grave 638, St Luke’s Churchyard.


Walter J.

Tues 21/11/1916 aged 20. Private 6150 4th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment. St Sever Cemetery extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France 02D8. Only son of Frank and Annie Webb, Main Road, Duston. (see family grave 655 in St Lukes Churchyard.



Sunday 1/10/1916 Private 242011 5th Bn. Border Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and face A and 7C.

“Greater love hath no man
than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends.”

Photographs Copyright
copyright © 2005, Dave Blackburn, Barry Mansfield

This plaque
was erected to
commemorate those
of this Parish who
gave their lives
and also
those who served in
HM forces during the
Second World War

These are those who made the supreme sacrifice.

This is a combination of information from the War Graves Commission and St Luke’s Church Survey of Memorials, Duston, Northampton 2003. Compiled by David Blackburn, Ann Collett, Martyn Collett and Barry Mansfield.


Anthony Vitis

Ambergs were Managing Directors of the Express Lift Company.



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Only son of Henry and Mrs Downie of Duston Road, Duston, Northampton. Henry was a St Luke’s Church bell ringer.



There are 3 Griffiths graves in St Luke’s Churchyard.



There are 5 Harrison graves in St Luke’s Churchyard.


John William

No further information currently



Hopewell is a local village name. Ryland is a form of local limestone.


Anthony Vitis

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Reginald Frank

Tues 27/8/1940 aged 45. ARP Warden, County Borough of Northampton section of the Civilian War Dead Register. Son of late Arthur Thomas and Elizabeth Hobley of Stone, Aylesbury, Bucks. Husband of Frances Edith Hobley, 50 Kerrfield Estate, Duston. Injured 26/8/1940, died at General Hospital.


Dennis William

15/6/1945 aged 24. Leading Aircraftman Royal Airforce Volunteer Reserve. War Grave in St Luke’s Churchyard (550) Son of Philip Charles and Harriet Louisa Wright of Duston, which was home village.

26 July 2005

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