Mold Ancestry

Middleton Cheney War Memorial

The War Memorial

The dedication of the Memorial took place one Sunday afternoon in 1919. The unveiling was performed by Mrs. Barnett of The Holt, who, with her husband gave the shrine to the village in memory of the 22 men who had lost their lives during the war, and it was also dedicated to their son William Ronald who died in 1918 at the age of 16 after a short illness. During the 1914-18 war 185 men from the village served in the armed forces, 22 lost their lives.

Three members of the Mold family are recorded – Arthur Mold who died on 22nd November 1915, Edwin Mold who died on 13th May 1940, and Roger Preedy Mold, who died on 8th July 1946.

Joe Watkins, a village carpenter who lived in Royal Oak Lane, made the wooden canopy. The masonry is Horton stone and was built by Mr. Tom Bonham and his son Reg. The original shrine was enclosed in an oak cabinet, the names of the fallen were inscribed in gold on the inside of the two doors. The cabinet has since been replaced and the names of those who died in the Second World War have been added to the memorial.


The Unveiling of the Memorial

Names on the War Memorial

Memorial Plaque

War Memorial in the Lady Chapel All Saints

Private Roger Preedy Mold

In Memory of Private ROGER PREEDY MOLD

T/14648131, 5 Armd. Bde. Coy., Royal Army Service Corps who died age 32
on 08 July 1946
Son of Arthur and Annie Sidela Mold, of Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire; husband of Winifred Ida Alice Mold, of Middleton Cheney.
Remembered with honour

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 Munster Heath was on the line of the Allied advance across northern Germany in 1945 but the majority of those buried in the cemetery died while serving with the Army of Occupation after the German surrender. Munster Heath Cemetery contains 589 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. There are also 277 post war graves  

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New site additions

28 September 2010

Parish Fugitive to the Lord of the Manor

William Horton & Frame Work Knitters


20 September 2010

Playing Fields or Battle Fields added to Molds & MC

17 August 2010

New picture added to Graveyard Project see Ralph Churton Rector of MC

3 June 2010

New photo album in the gallery, Graveyard Project


Mold entries New Burial Ground 1925-1967

20 May 09

Middleton Cheney School page

Photo additions in the gallery

Militia list on Molds & Middleton Cheney page

Old & new maps on Molds & Middleton Cheney page


21 May 09

Photo of MC Cricket Club on Arthur Mold page

Poster of MC Cricket match in 1860 on Arthur Mold page

New photo album, Village life

New photos added to John Mold & Emma Moore album

23 May 09

War Memorial page link on Molds & Middleton Cheney page
26 May 09

New entry on War Memorial page -Harry Walter Mold

27 May 09

1851 census Mold families in MC on Molds & Middleton Cheney page

MC parish record baptisms 1706-1800 on Molds & Middleton Cheney page

28 May 09 original parish record of James Mold marriage to Mary Clarke on Molds & MC page


Jeremiah Mold page link on Molds & MC page

4 Jun 09

New photos added to TG Mold album on photo gallery courtesy of Grahame Mold

15 Jun 09

Road names of MC & memories of MC added to Molds & Middleton Cheney page

Mold families in 1871 census

22 Jul 09

PDF file of MC Baptist church records added to Molds & MC page

25 Aug 09

Photograph of Fanny Mold added to photo gallery page

 3 Sep 09

Early  Wills page link added via Molds & Middleton Cheney page & link to the lost village of Stuchbury on the Wills page

4 Oct 09

New photo album added to Gallery of Mary Ann Mold's (1840) descendants, and 2 new pictures added to Village life album

24 Feb 10

'Things that go bump in the night' pdf file added to Molds & MC page

9 May 10

Flower Festival 1863 newspaper clipping & image of The Holt home of the Horton family added to Molds & MC page.

27 May 10

Newspaper clippings link dated c.1880 concerning TG Mold added to Molds & MC page

22 Jun 10

New Mold Burial Ground records 1925 -1967 (pdf file) on Molds & MC page

20 Sep 10

Newspaper pdf file of Middleton Cheney playing fields added to Molds & MC page

28 Sep 10 PDF file on William Horton added to Molds & MC page

23 Oct 10

In Search of Sarah Louisa after 1912, can anyone help ? added to forum