War Memorial

broadwayRemembering the Men commemorated on Broadway War Memorial who died in the  First World War.

In Memory of the Men of Broadway who Died in the War of MCMXIV-XIX and in Honour of their Comrades.


Broadway’s war memorial is located on the High Street next to the Village  Green in the village of Broadway, Worcestershire. The memorial was designed by  Frederick Griggs of Chipping  Campden and unveiled by Colonel Hankey in the presence of the Bishop of Worcester on 16th December 1920.

The following 48 men are commemorated on Broadway’s War Memorial all of whom gave  their lives in the First World War:

BARNETT, Private  9562 George, 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
BAYLISS,  Private 25249 James Josiah, Worcestershire Regiment transferred to 287004 Labour Corps
BILLEY, Private 34604 William Robert, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire  Regiment
BISHOP, Private  203259 William, 10th Battalion Worcestershire  Regiment
BOX,  Private M/320163 William Arthur, Royal Army Service Corps
CLARKE, Private 15372 Albert Henry, 11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
CLARKE, Private 30483 Bertram, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
COLLINS, Private 16263 Archibald William (Archie), 10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
CRUMP, Yeoman of Signals 220097 William George, Royal Navy
CULL,  Private 47558 John Sydney (Jack),  15th Squadron Royal Machine Gun Corps
DAFFURN,  Driver 17552 Thomas, “B”  Battery 98th Brigade (XVI Corps HQ) Royal Field  Artillery
EARP, Sergeant 88389 John William, “C” Battery 84th Brigade Royal Field Artillery
EDWARDS, Pioneer 37053 Henry Harold (Harry), 3rd  Divisional Signal Company Royal  Engineers
EMMS, Private 32962 Ebenezer Evelyn, Royal  Berkshire  Regiment & 424th Agricultural Company Labour Corps
FIGGITT, Private 10503 Wilford Charles,  2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire  Regiment
FLOWER, Lt. Col. Oswald Swift,  13th  Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers
FOLKES, Guardsman 23203 Alfred, King’s Company 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards
FOLKES, Private 2414 Francis Alfred (Frank), Queen’s  Own Worcestershire Hussars  (Worcester Yeomanry)
GAME, Lt. Hubert John, Royal Field Artillery and Royal Flying Corps
GARDNER, Private M2/153742 William, Royal Army Service Corps
GODDARD, Private 37889 Arthur Harold, 1st/5th  Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
GREEN, Corporal 240841 Leonard Frank,  1st/8th Battalion  Worcestershire Regiment
HAINES, Rifleman 4632 Cecil  Frank, 1st/12th Battalion London Regiment (The Rangers)
HAINES, Private 15024 Gerald, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
HENSLEY, Private M2/148096 George, 284th  Company Army Service Corps
HILL, Private 9574 Reginald Bertram, 1st  Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
HILSON, Private 12240 Joseph, 1st  Battalion  Gloucestershire Regiment
INGLES, Private TF/241275 Francis Henry,  7th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent  Regiment)
JACKSON, Private 241170 Charles, 7th  Battalion Worcestershire  Regiment
JORDAN, Private 202406 Walter, 1st  Battalion  Worcestershire Regiment
KEYTE, Private 27819 Charles Hubert, 3rd  Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
LAYTON, Private 22994 Alfred, 9th  Battalion Worcestershire  Regiment
PAINTER, Private M2/033139 Sidney John, 5th  Divisional Supply Column Army Service Corps
PARKER, Private 17070 Ernest Harold, 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
PARKER, Private 2444 William John,  Warwickshire  Yeomanry
PERRY, Sergeant SE/17110 John, Royal Army Veterinary Corps
RASTALL, Private 241810 Frank, 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
RUSSELL, Private 9570 Joe Edgar, 9th  Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
SANDEL, Lance Corporal 3674 George, 1/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
SCRIVENS, Private 21387 Wilfred George, 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
STANLEY, Private 42530 Alec Silvester, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
STANLEY, Gunner 59030 Charles Robert, ‘B’ Battery 86th Royal Field Artillery
TALBOT, 2nd Lt. Stanley Alfred, North Staffordshire Regiment
TANDY, Private 10754 Wilfred George, 9th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
TEBBY, Private 29004 Walter John, 14th Battalion Welsh Regiment
TUSTIN, Lance Corporal 36116 Jack, 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
VINCENT, Guardsman 27767 Ernest Edward, 1st  Battalion Grenadier Guards
WALE, Lance Corporal 30871 Edmund  Joseph, 8th Battalion Royal  Berkshire Regiment

7 thoughts on “War Memorial

  1. thank you so much for posting this, my great uncle earnst Vincent is remembered here. they were mostly so young, god please them all, he was about 17 or 18.

  2. Thank you for posting details about researching the men commemorated on the war memorial at Broadway, Worcestershire. I am researching my family history and I have recently discovered that my first cousin 3 times removed is Lance Corporal Edmund Joseph WALE and I am honoured to see him and his fellow soldiers commemorated here.

  3. My great uncle George Barnett is the first name on the memorial. I have a photograph with the words that he was killed in action in France whist serving with the British Expeditionary Force .I would like to share this with anyone interested. Perhaps I could arrange a visit to meet anyone interested.

    • Dear Val,
      It would be great to meet you. A biography about George has been published in ‘Broadway Remembers’ (ISBN: 9780992989101) a not-for-profit publication raising money for the Poppy Appeal (£3,000 raised to date) which includes a photo of Private 9562 George Barnett that was published in the Evesham Journal alongside a short report when George was initally declared missing in action in August 1915. George is also commemorated on the memorial plaque in the hall at Broadway First School.
      If you visit Broadway do get in contact.
      Debbie Williamson
      Broadway Remembers

  4. Thank you so much for all the information I will defiantly arrange a visit in the near future and bring the photo along !! Regards Val Shimell

  5. I have just found out that my great, great uncle Archibald William Collins is named on the Broadway War Memorial. I have been doing some research as my mum has some of his medals ( he was her great uncle on her dads side of the family). As far as we know the family moved to Burghclere after Broadway, and Archibald is also named on a memorial inside the church there. We would love to know if you have much more information about his life or any photographs, as sadly we don’t have any.

    Kind Regards,
    Melissa Jones.

    • Dear Melissa, Archie Collins is commemorated on Broadway’s War Memorial and a biography about Archie (which also mentions his brothers) has been published in ‘Broadway Remembers’ ISBN 978-0-9929891-0-1. Archie served as Private 16263 with the 10th (Service) Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. He was wounded on 22nd September 1915 and died on 26th September 1915 and is buried in Noeux-les-Mines Cemetery. Do contact me if you would like a copy of Broadway Remembers. The book (a not-for profit publication published in 2014 to coincide with the global First World War Centenary commemorations led by the Imperial War Museum) costs £20 and all of the money goes to the Poppy Appeal.

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