Ashperton War Memorial
The Men Who Served

Loos Memorial, France

WW2 Servicemen


Name Serving with Service number Date of death Age Place of death Cemetery/Memorial Grave/Mem. ref.
Pte James CRADDOCK 1st Bn. Welsh Guards 516  27/09/1915  26 Flanders Loos Memorial Panel 10
Born on 6th December 1888, James was the son of Walter and Rose Craddock (née Philpotts) of Tuston Green, Woodsend, Ashperton
Pte Frank DAVIES 1st Bn. Herefordshire Regiment 2468  21/11/1915  21 Gallipoli Pieta M.C. Malta D VIII.1
Son of James and Emily Davies (née Courton) of Manswood, Putley
L/Cpl George Henry DEEM 1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment 23028 20/07/1918 22 Tannay B.C. Thiennes Plot 5. Row A. 1.
Son of Henry and Emma Deem (née Philpotts) of Hackers Green, Ashperton
L Cpl Alfred GODSALL 1st Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 7823 24/10/1914 25 Ploegsteert M. Hainault, Belgium Panel 8
Fred Godsall was the son of Eliza (née Mole), widow of Charles Godsall, living at Green Lane, Yarkhill. Recorded on the village war memorial as F.Godsall
Pte Frederick HOPCUTT 1st/7th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment 203832 25/04/1917 19 Somme Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 5A & 6C
Son of Frederick and Sarah Jane Hopcutt (née Church) of Canon Frome
Dvr Arthur MORGAN 15th Rsv.Bt.Royal Field Artillery 3255 06/01/1916 30 Portsdown (Christchurch) M.C. Hampshire C. 49
Born on 5th July 1885, the son of George and Sarah Morgan (née Davies) of White House, Munsley and later Lower Poppinger, Woodsend, Ashperton. He married Caroline Mary Wilkinson of Newport, Monmouthshire
Pte Allen PHILPOTTS 2nd Bn. K.S.L.I. 6899 25/05/1915 21 Flanders Menin Gate M., Ieper, Belgium Panel 47 and 49
Son of John and Jane Philpotts (née Abbotts) of Waltress Cottage, Pixley
Pte William Thomas PITT 11th Bn. Border Regiment 27688 18/11/1916 21 Redan Ridge C. No.3 B.17
Only son of James and Mary Pitt (née Bow) of Yarkhill
Lt Edward Guy PRITCHETT 6th Bn. K.S.L.I. --- 16/05/1918 32 Arras Memorial Bay 7
Born 12th August 1886, the son of Edward and Mary Eleanor Pritchard (née Hill) who farmed at The Castle, Ashperton. He married Agnes Bishop in 1910 and they had a son. The family lived at Pridewood, Ashperton
Pte Percy SMITH 1st/1st Bn. Herefordshire Regiment 235894 06/11/1917 21 Beersheba W.C. E 71
Son of John and Emma Smith (née Cox) of 54, Ashperton
Bmb Caleb Thomas SPENCER 10th Mountain Bty.Royal Garrison Art. 302031 20/11/1918 20 Gaza W.C. XIX.F.7
Son of William and Mary Elizabeth Spencer (née Spencer) of Yew Tree House, Welland, Malvern
George WEAVER not known not known 13/08/1919 31 Ashperton Cemetery ---
Son of Henry and Anna Maria Weaver (née Parsons). Last known address - Church Lane, Ashperton
Gnr John WEAVER 44th Bde. Royal Field Artillery 58142 26/09/1914 23 Flanders La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-at-Marne
Son of Henry and Anna Maria Weaver. Younger brother of George. Last known address - Church Lane, Ashperton


Name Serving with Service number Date of death Age Place of death Cemetery/Memorial Grave/Mem. ref.
Lt-Com John Pitt ENSOR R.N.V.R. ---  07/12/1942  36 HMS Ukassa Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 76 Column 3
Born on 5th November 1906, the son of Henry and Kate Elizabeth Ensor (née Pitt) from Nottinghamshire. He married Edith Anne Ensor(née Housley) and moved to Ashperton in October 1930 as Head Teacher at the school. They had a son, Michael John, born in 1935
Sig Arthur Eldred LLOYD Royal Corps of Signals 2331118  06/07/1941  23 Cairo W.M.C. K 67
Son of Penry Conway (a Land Agent) and Maud Isabel Lloyd (née Morgan)
Pte Richard Plummer STIM(P)SON 1st Bn.Worcestershire Regiment 5258432 161/08/1944 33 Caen, Normandy, France Banneville-la-Campagne W.C. Calvados, France II.D.15
Son of Sam and Anne Marie Stimson (née Arnold) of Pixley Court Farm;
He married Rose Mary Holwill in 1943 and had a daughter Sylvia, born a month before he was killed, and mother and daughter moved to Highleadon, Gloucester

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The researchers have devoted considerable of time and effort on their work and it is very generous
of them to allow me to present a brief summary here. The main sources they have used include:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission at
Soldiers Died in the Great War Naval and Military Press
Index of War Deaths 1914-1918 Family Records office, London
M J Ensor and Mrs H D Carter (née Lloyd)

Where details are incomplete and someone visiting this website is able to help,
please e-mail me at:  and I will pass on their information.

Research by Brian J Meadows and Brian Smith. Published in their book,
"Ashperton War Memorial Volume 1" August 2009. Copies are held
at the Herefordshire Record Office and the Parish of Ashperton.

Presentation © B S Sharples, Bosbury, Herefordshire October 2009