Islip, Oxfordshire, War Memorial


The following names are inscribed, with some variations, in an illuminated book and on a wooden panel attached to the wall of the north aisle of the church, and on a stone memorial at the junction of Blechindon and Kidlington roads. Variant spellings of the naes are given in brackets. There is also a wooden Calvary just outside the churchyard at the east end of the church with a plaque TO OUR HEROES 1914 1918.


I have added the details from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as far as it has been possible to trace the names. These details are in italic.


(OBLI = Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, ASC = Army Service Corps)



Homberley, Mary Nursing service not found at CWGC

Bagnall, Nathaniel Grenadier Guards not found at CWGC

Burden, Gilbert OBLI (Burdon ) actually Gilbert Humphries Burdon Sgt 200627 died 16 Aug 1917

Drinkwater, Armold Army Service Corps 2 Armold Drinkawters died in WWI, 10 Feb 17 & 31 May 17 both Pte

Duffield, William Machine Gun Corps 1070173 Pte died 30 Apr 1918

Faulks, Walter James - OBLI (Faulkes), 13518 Pte Age 21 died 18 Aug 1816

Gardener, Hollis OBLI (Gardner) Harry Victor Hollis 202827 Pte age 22 died 14 Mar 1917

Gibbard, Henry OBLI (Harry) not found but possibly Pte Henry Albert, Northamptonshire Regiment, died 7 Nov 1917, Son of Henry and Amelia Gibbard, of The Firs, Middleton Cheney, Banbury.

Jones, Ellis OBLI 16563, Pte 5th Bn, died 15 Oct 1915, Ypres, Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Jones, of North Field Farm, Garsington, Oxford.

Marshall, Alec S OBLI actually M2/035041 Cpl Alec Stewart, Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport, 17th Ammunition Sub. Park, died 1 Oct 1917, Somme, Son of Mrs. H. S. Marshall, of Headington Quarry, Oxford, and the late David Marshall.

Medcraft, Jesse RAVC Only J Medcraft recorded is Rfn 5/9280 Rifle Brigade, died 30 Jun 1916

Millioni, Joseph OBLI 203722, Pte, 6th Bn, died 16 Aug1917, Belgium

Mulford, Frank Allan ASC M2/035046, Cpl, 621st M.T. Co, .died 26 Sep 1917, Son of Mr. T. E. Mulford, of Kidlington Rd., Islip, buried Islip Churchyard.

Neale, Edwin OBLI 267234 Pte 1st Bucks Bn , died 27 Aug 1917, Belgium

Sherrell, William J RN No records found

Smith, Joseph OBLI Cannot trace

Smith, William C Machine Gun Corps, Cannot trace

Stevens, Henry (Harry) No records found

Tompkins, Gerald Joseph QOOH JCpl, 285391, MM, died 19 Nov 1918 SO John and Annie Tompkins of Bicester

Tubb, William John OBLI Sgt, 5th Bn, age 23, died 24 Aug 1916, Son of William James and Martha Annie Tubb, of Islip, Oxon.

Tuffrey, Alfred OBLI (Tuffery) 16559 Pte, 5th Bn, died 25 Sep 1915, Ypres, age 34, Son of Thomas and Hannah Tuffrey; husband of Fanny Jane Tuffrey, of Hillside, Islip, Oxon

Warner, John cant trace there are about 30 J Warners recorded at the CWGC

Watson, Albert Possibly 8515 Pte, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) died 2 Oct 1917

Whyton, Wallace OBLI (Wyton) 8455 Private, 2nd Bn, . died 14/01/1915

Woodall, John MC Machine Gun Corps Lt 157th Coy, Gaza War Cemetery died 8 Nov 1917


1939 45

Brian, Albert Leslie RAF 637253 Leading Aircraftsman, died 9 Oct 1944 Singapore, age 33, Son of Stanley John and Kale Brain, of Islip, Oxfordshire.

Chesterman, Hugh R Berks 94264 Lt, died 3 Nov 1941,age 57, Son of Charles Frederick and Frances Elizabeth Chesterman; husband of Sylvia Wyse Chesterman, of Islip. B.A. Also served in 1914-1918 War, buried in Islip cemetery.

Newman, William Charles RN C/KX 78812, Stoker 1st Class, H.M.S. Picotee, died 12/08/1941, age 32, Husband of Dora Emma Newman, of Islip, Oxfordshire.

Walker, Thomas Victor HLI 1804115 LCpl 10th Bn died Normandy, 7 Aug 1944, Son of Thomas Victor and Dorothy Walker, of Noke, Oxfordshire.

Watson, Edgar Philip RAF 1353595 Sgt 104 Sqn, died Alemain, 29 Jun 1943, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar James Watson, of Islip, Oxfordshire.

Wing, Francis Jesse RAF 1316108 , Aircraftman 2nd Class, 242 Sqn died 29 Nov 1943, memorial Singapore, , Son of Joseph Edgar and Fanny Wing, of Islip, Oxfordshire.

Wise, Richard, George RM PO/X 799, Marine, H.M.S. Barham, died 25 Nov 1941, Son of Edwin and Edith Wise, memorial in Portsmouth.