Bishops Frome Village, Herefordshire
The Men Who Served

Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

WW2 Servicemen


Name Serving with Service number Date of death Age Place of death Cemetery/Memorial Grave/
Mem. ref.
Alfred BAKER - - - - - - -
Born 1899, the son of John and Alice Baker of 'The Dovefields', Bishops Frome
Pte George BLOOMFIELD 1st Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 26048  26/09/1918  31 Somme Brie British C. Plot IV Row B Grave 5
The son of John and Annie Bloomfield of Bishops Frome; husband of Edith James (formerly Bloomfield) of 'Pippin Hill', Acton Beauchamp
Pte J. Henry BLOOMFIELD 7th Bn. K.S.L.I.? 15157 20/08/1916 36 Somme La Neuville British C., Corbie Plot II Row A Grave 12
The eldest son of John and Annie Bloomfield of Bishops Frome; husband of Mary Bloomfield
Cpl Robert BLOOMFIELD 7th Bn. K.S.L.I. 15241 10/05/1917 25 Arras Memorial Bay 7
The youngest son of John and Annie Bloomfield of Bishops Frome;
Pte [John] Hartland CADLE 7th Vetinary Hospital, Army Vet. Corps 12297 03/06/1918 2 St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Q II F 19
Husband of Mrs S J Cadle of 'The Court', Bishops Frome
George CORBETT - - - - - - -
George Corbett was the eldest son of Anne Corbett and the late Richard Corbett. He was born in 1870 and the family were living at Stoke Lane, Avenbury near Bishops Frome in 1901. He had a daughter, Agnes, born in 1889.
Thomas Charles DAVIES 1st Bn. K.S.L.I. 10022 21/10/1914 17 Flanders Ploegsteert Memorial, Ieper, Belgium Panel 8
Tom Davies was born in 1897 in Wrexham, the son of Thomas and Sarah Davies (née Matthews) of Gospel Ash, Fromes Hill
Cpl Richard Christopher FARRINGTON 13th Bde. Australian Field Artillery 4178 21/08/1917 29 3rd Battle of Ieper Brandhoek New M.C. No.3, Belgium Plot I Row D Grave 26
Christopher Farrington was born in Maidstone but went to Bishops Frome School. He was the son of Charles and Jane Elizabeth Farrington of 'Hopes Rough', Stoke Lacey. He emigrated to Australia around 1910 and enlisted at Penrith NSW as an Australian national in January 1915. More details
Sjt Edward [Alexander] FRANCIS 1st Camel Hosp. Army Vet. Corps TT/02156 29/05/1918 2 Unknown Jerusalem Memorial Panel 57
Son of E.W.Francis of 'The Badhams', Bishops Frome
L Cpl Henry (Harry) Stephen HANCOCK 7th Bn. K.S.L.I. 14199 07/12/1917 19 Somme Favreuil British C. II D 7
Harry Hancock is 'Hancox' on his birth certificate and this has been copied on to the Memorial Board at Bishops Frome Church. His brothers and sisters were all baptised Hancock. He was born on 8th April 1898 the son of Richard Stephen and Mary Emma Hancock at Honeybourne in Gloucestershire before the family moved to Aldridge Farm Cottage, Bishops Frome. He enlisted in September 1914 aged 16. He is also recorded (as Hancock) on the memorial in St James Church, Badsey, near Evesham where his family had moved to in 1914.
Pte Edward [Charles] HERBERT 11th Bn. Border Regiment 27859 18/11/1916 24 Thiepval Memorial Pier & Face 6A and 7C
Only son of Sydney and Elizabeth Herbert of 'Kingston', Bishops Frome
Pte Harold JEYNES 9th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment? 31004 25/01/1917 -- Iraq Amara W.M. Plot XIX Row F Grave 9
George KING - - - - -
Pte William [Edward] MORRIS 38th Bn. Machine Gun Corps 64867 06/10/1918 21 Doingt Communal C. Extension
Son of Edward and Elizabeth Morris of 'Haygrove', Falcon Lane, Ledbury III E 25
Cpl William OLIVER 1st/1st Bn. Herefordshire Regiment 235136 06/11/1917 25 Beersheba W.C., Israel Row E Grave 81
Son of Joseph and Eliza Oliver of 'The Steps', Froomes Hill, Castle Frome
Hubert RAINE - - - - - -
William Herbert SHUCK 6th Bn. K.S.L.I. 18017 05/09/1916 19 Somme Thiepval Memorial, France Pier and Face 12A & 12D
Son of Henry Shuck of 'Brook House', Evesbatch and the late Annie Shuck
James TURNER - - - - - -
Pte Ronald Charles YATES 2nd/5th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers 24998 20/10/1918(19?) 21 Advance to Victory Esplechin Churchyard, Tournai, Belgium Plot I Row A Grave 3
Son of Mrs. Ellen Yates of 'Batchfield House', Bishops Frome and the late William Herbert Yates


Name Serving with Service number Date of death Age Place of death Cemetery/Memorial Grave/
Mem. ref.
Grp Cpt Charles Henry APPLETON Royal Air Force, 124 Wing 24139  12/08/1944  38 Banneville-la-Campagne W. C. Plot IV Row C Grave 14
Son of Capt. Henry M. Appleton and Maud Appleton; husband of Yvonne Marjorie Appleton of Marandellas, Southern Rhodesia
Pte Ernest John HADLEY 5th Bn. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 14716125  17/02/1945  19 Reichswald Forest W.C., Kleve, Germany Plot 57 Row E Grave 3
Son of Richard and Sarah Hadley, of Avenbury, Herefordshire
Lt Gordon Malcolm LOCK Royal Armoured Corps 151563 25/10/1942 -- Alamein Memorial Col 29
Pte Reginald James PROSSOR 6th Bn. Durham Light Infantry 4031140 13/07/1944 35 Bayeux Memorial Panel 17 Column 1
Son of Ernest and Ethel Prosser; husband of Esther Prosser, of Bishops Frome
William John WATKINS - -      -      - - - -

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