Tilton War Memorial

War Memorial

The village war memorial is situated in the churchyard to the south of the church. The inscription reads as follows:

In Memory of the Men of
This District who Gave their
lives for King & Country
In the Great War 1914 - 1919.
Capt Sidney P. Thornton.
Lieut Bertram Chippindall.
Sapr Joe Patrick.
Pte James Beaver.
John Broom.
Pte Frank Corbridge.
Pte William Hewer.
Pte Harry Hewer.
Pte Walter S Kitchen.
Pte Albert Liquorish.
Pte Cyril Palmer.
Pte Chas. Ed. Reeve.





Full Name: Sidney Percy Thornton
Died: 5 December 1916, Bethune, Pas de Calais, France
Born: abt. 1876 Leicester
Tilton Connection: unknown
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He married May who lived at The Haven, Bo'ness, West Lothian.  In 1881 he lived at 21 Highfield Street, Leicester with his 6 siblings and 3 servants.

In 1901 he was Manager Gas Appliances in Plymouth, Devon. His mother, Sarah, is living in Leicester.

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Full Name: Bertram Thorald Chippendall
Died: 16 November 1916, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France
Born: abt. 1877/1878 London Anesley, Middlesex
Tilton Connection: Lived in village as young boy.
Census Links: 1891
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Bertram's father, William, was Vicar of St. Peters, Tilton towards the end of the 19th Century

Engaged in Tea and Rubber planting in Ceylon when he volunteered for active service. He returned to England in 1915. In 1901 Wm. Sidney Chippendall is living in Wansted, Essex and working as a Shipbrokers Clerk.

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Full Name: Joseph Patrick
Died: 16 July 1917, Kantara Egypt
Born: 1882/1883 Halstead, Leicestershire (1891 census)
Tilton Connection: Born in village
Census Links: 1891
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Full Name: James Pym Beaver
Died: 3 June 1915
Born: 1889/1892 Halstead, Leicestershire
Tilton Connection: Born in village
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Husband of E. E. Beaver, of 19 Langton Rd., Great Bowden, Market Harborough. His parents lived at Halstead Cottages

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Full Name: John Broom
Died:
Born: abt 1890/1891 Tilton, Leicestershire
Tilton Connection: Born in village
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Lived at what is now known as Broome cottage

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Full Name: Frank Corbridge
Died: 17 April 1918 Ramleh, Israel
Born: abt 1897/1898 Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire
Tilton Connection: Parents Living in village at time of war
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Son of John Robert and Ellen C. Corbridge, of Whatboro', Tilton, Leicester

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Full Name: William Hewer
Died: 7 January 1916 Basra, Iraq
Born: abt 1882/1883
Tilton Connection:
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Parents William Hewer and Harriet Liquorish, of Tilton. William and Harry Hewer were brothers. William Hewer, their father died 9th October 1907 aged 65. His wife, Harriet died 24th May 1912 aged 49. Their gravestone lies to the North side of St. Peter's Church and also commemorates their sons' deaths. An image of the gravestone can be found here.

Henry Liquorish, their grandfather on their mother's side, died 17th March 1916 in his 80th year. His wife Mary, died 26th May 1923 aged 85. An image of their gravestone can be found here.

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Full Name: Harry Hewer
Died: 14 July 1916 Thiepval, Somme, France
Born:
Tilton Connection: Born in village
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Parents William Hewer and Harriet Liquorish, of Tilton. William and Harry Hewer were brothers. William Hewer, their father died 9th October 1907 aged 65. His wife, Harriet died 24th May 1912 aged 49. Their gravestone lies to the North side of St. Peter's Church and also commemorates their sons' deaths. An image of the gravestone can be found here.

Henry Liquorish, their grandfather on their mother's side, died 17th March 1916 in his 80th year. His wife Mary, died 26th May 1923 aged 85. An image of their gravestone can be found here.

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Full Name: Walter Sidney Kitchen
Died: 25 September 1915, Loos, Pas de Calais, France
Born: 1895/1896 Halstead, Leicestershire
Tilton Connection: Born in the village
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Son of Dennis and Maria L. Kitchen, of The Manse, Ashley, Market Harborough

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Full Name: Albert Liquorish
Died: 16th August 1917, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
Born:
Tilton Connection:
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Full Name: Cyril Palmer
Died: 13 January 1918, Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire
Born: 1897/1898 Billesdon district, Leicestershire
Tilton Connection: Living in village as young boy
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Buried in St. Peter's, Tilton on the Hill to the north of the Church

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Full Name: Charles Edward Reeve
Died: 30 November 1917, Louerval, Nord, France
Born:
Tilton Connection:
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Also mentioned in the churchyard as having died in the war, but omitted from the memorial are
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