20th Century Servicemen

Dedicated to Vic Sirett 1933-2013 (Royal Navy)

Below are details of the men who served in various military capacities during the 20th century (outside of the two World Wars, which have their own pages). See the references below the list for sources of the information. If your Wing ancestor should be on this list but isn’t yet, please email me and I will add them.


BAKER Charles, Royal Garrison Artillery 1908 + WW1 [WO 363]
BAKER George, Somerset Light Infantry 1906 + WW1 [WO363]
BANDY alias MAYNE John, 1880-1900 + WW1 [WO364]
BOREHAM Hubert Joynson, J92022, 1918 [RN]
BRAND Gunner Joseph, Royal Artillery, 1894-1906, enlisted age 18 [WO97/4404]
BRILL Sidney John, 687 Royal Bucks Hussars 1911 + WW1 [WO363]
BULL William George, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry 1909-1930

CAPP Thomas, Royal Northern Reserve Regiment 1900-1901 + WW1 [WO363]
CUTLER Sidney, 6757562 London Regt (Territorial) 1928-1932 + WW1 [WO363]

DEANE Group Captain W.W. C.B.E, RAF, died 1960 age 62 [MI]

ESSEX Driver John, 311 12th Company Royal Engineers, 1896-1908, enlisted age 22 [WO97/4789, WO100]

FOUNTAINE A, “an old soldier” Leighton Buzzard Observer 1916 [MW]
FOUNTAIN Arthur Ernest, 4823 Bedfordshire Regt 1894-1902 [WO97]

GREEN Arthur William, F3531, 1915 [RN]
GREEN George, J14809, 1911-1912 [RN]
GUESS Edwin, J14583, 1911 [RN]

JORDAN Edwin, 4170 Bedfordshire Regt 1892-1903 [WO364]

MANNING William Faulkner, Royal Bucks Hussars Imperial Yeomanry [WAIW]
MAYNE (BANDY) John, 1880-1900 + WW1 [WO364]
MINETT William, F4843, 1915 [RN]

PAGE Joseph George, F50739, 1918 [RN]
PAGE William, F35324, 1917 [RN]

ROWE Thomas, 12381 Royal Field Artillery 1900-1917 [WO364]

SIRETT Commander Victor George, Royal Navy 1950s-1984
SUTTON Frank, M19759, 1916 [RN]

THORPE Edward, 1952 [Korea]

WILLIS William, Royal Horse & Field Artillery, 1901-1906 [WO97/6261/103]
WOOLHEAD Frederick, Bedfordshire Regt 1883-1901 + WW1 [WO364]
WOOLHEAD Walter, J849, 1908 [RN]
WOOLHEAD William, Oxford Light Infantry, 81640 Royal Artillery 1890-1907 [WO364]

  • Korea – War Memorial at All Saints Church, Wing.
  • MI – Memorial inscription, All Saints Church, Wing.
  • MW – collated by Michael Woodwards from local newspapers
  • PR – All Saints Church parish registers
  • RG – census reference
  • RN – Register of Seamen’s Services, the records of the Royal Navy at The National Archives
  • WAIW – as indicated in the book Wing As It Was
  • WO – War Office records, at The National Archives in Kew and possibly other places, eg WO97 at Find My Past, WO363 and WO364 at Ancestry.co.uk

Anything without a reference is as supplied by their family members.