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FARINGDON MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2016

The memorial is located in Chapel Square, Faringdon as part of the Old Town Hall. The Town Hall is 17th century but was extensively restored as a war memorial, when five oak panels were mounted on the exterior wall panels with various unidentified crests at the top of each panel. It was first unveiled 6 February 1921 by Lord Faringdon; the site cost £897 18s. 9d. There are 87 names listed for World War 1. Details appeared in the Faringdon Advertiser 12 February 1921.

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To Our Glorious Dead
1914 – 1919

BANBURY
Charles William

Captain, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Gurds. Killed in action 16 September 1914. Aged 36. Son of the Right Hon. Sir Frederick George Banbury, Bart., M.P. (now 1st Baron Banbury of Southam) and Lady Banbury; husband of Josephine Banbury (now the Hon. Mrs. Rupert Craven), of Wadley Manor, Faringdon, Berks. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in SOUPIR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 2.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916:

CAPTAIN CHARLES WILLIAM BANBURY, 3rd BATTN. COLDSTREAM GUARDS, was the son of Sir Frederick Banbury, Bart., M.P., of Warneford Place, Highworth, Wilts, and was born at 19, Grosvenor Street, London, on the 11th February, 1877. He was educated at Eton and Oxford, at both of which he rowed, in the Eton Eight in 1891. and in the University College boat at Oxford in 1896. Joining the Coldstream Guards in August, 1899, he soon saw active service in the South African War, during which he took part in operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River ; and in the Transvaal, at the end of the year 1900: also at operations in the Orange River Colony in November, 1900, and at further operations in Cape Colony between November, 1900, and May, 1902: for his services he received the Queen's medal with three clasps, and the King's medal with two clasps. He was promoted Lieutenant in February, 1901, and Captain in March, 1909. In the latter year he was appointed A.D.C. to the General Commanding in Chief, Eastern Command, and in April, 1912, A.D.C. to the late Lieutenant-General Sir J. M. Grierson, K.C.B., C.V.O., C.M.G., and was with that Officer when he died suddenly in France in August, 1914. He accompanied Lieutenant-General Grierson's body to England, and attended the military funeral at Glasgow.

Captain Banbury returned to France on the 23rd August, and joined the 3rd Battalion of his Regiment, forming part of the 3rd Brigade, on the 30th of that month. He was twice wounded, the second wound received on the 14th September, 1914, while he was in command of the 2nd Company of his battalion, proving fatal ; from the effects of that wound he died on the 16th of the month at Soupir. He was buried, with several other officers of the Brigade of Guards, in the little graveyard at Soupir.

Captain Banbury, who was known to all his friends as "Cakes," was a very successful rider, winning both the Grand Military and the Household Brigade Cup in 1909 -1910 on " Sprinkle Me." He was a member of the Guards' and the Turf Clubs.

He married Josephine Marguerite, daughter of Don José Reixach, and left two children : Mary Heritage, born 28th March, 1914, at Wadley Manor, Faringdon, Berks, and Charles William, born after his father's death, on the 18th May, 1915, at 19, Queen Street, Mayfair, London.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

BANBURY, CHARLES WILLIAM, Capt., Coldstream Guards, only s. of the Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick George Banbury, of Warnford Place, Highworth, co. Wilts., 1st Bt., M.P. for the City of London, by his wife, Elizabeth Rose, dau. and co-heir of the late Thomas Barbot Beale, of Brettenham Park, co. Suffolk ; b. 19, Grosvenor Street, London, W., 11 Feb. 1877 ; educ. Eton and University College, Oxford ; gazetted to the Coldstream Guards, 9 Aug. 1899, and promoted Lieut. 16 Feb. 1901, and Capt. 27 March, 1909. He served in the South African War, receiving the Queen's medal with three clasps, and the King's medal with two clasps. From March, 1909-Aug. 1910, he served as A.D.C. to the General Officer Commanding 1st Division, Aldershot Command, and from March, 1912, to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command. He d. at Soupir, near Soissons, 16 Sept., 1914, from wounds received in the Battle of the Aisne two days previously, and was buried at Soupir. He m. at the Guards' Chapel, 29 April, 1913, Joseph Marguerite (Wadley Manor, Faringdon, Berks), dau. of Jose Reixach, and had a son and a daughter: Charles William, b. 18 May, 1915, and Mary Heritage. b. 28 March, 1914. Capt. Banbury won the Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown, riding Capt. Christie Miller's Sprinkle Me two years in succession, 1909 and 1910, and also the Grand International Steeplechase on the same. He won the Aldershot Gold Cup, and the United Service Hunter's Cup both twice on horse Noble Roy, and the Coldstream Plate twice (1903 and 1904) on his own horse Casino, and once (1911) on Noble Roy, besides many other races. He rowed in the University College four and in the eight, and played polo for the Coldstream Guards.

BLAKE
Henry W
Private 15835, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born Ogbourne, Wiltshire, enlisted Reading, resident Faringdon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.
BULL
George Edmund
Private 30505, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1916. Aged 28. Born Ogbourne, enlisted Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, resident Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Son of William and Eliza Bull, of Ogborne St. George, Marlborough, Wilts; husband of Edith Elizabeth Humphries (formerly Bull), of Sunny Side Cottage, Thrupp, Faringdon, Berks. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, FRance. Plot/Row/Section P. Grave 13.
BURCHALL
Frank
Private 17306, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Reading. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95.
BURGE
George Gladstone
Private 201969, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 29 June 1916. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 83 to 85.
BURGESS
Harold Darwin
Private 24524, 1st.4th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 2 October 1917. Aged 20. Son of Albert and Kathrine Burgess, of Church St., Faringdon, Berks. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 7.
CAREY, MM
William Henry [Edward]
Serjeant 202761, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 15 March 1918. Aged 42. Born and enlisted Faringdon. Husband of Alice Edna Carey, of Coxwell St. Faringdon, Berks. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 10.
CHAMBERS
Ernest [John]
Pioneer 117446, 6th Labour Battalion, Royal Engineers. Died 5 March 1916. Aged 50. Born Cambridge, enlisted London, resident Reading, Berkshire. Native of Faringdon. Buried on North-West side of the Church in RADINGHEM CHURCHYARD, Pas de Calais, France.
CLEMENTS
James
Serjeant 10142, "D" Company, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 31 [CWGC] or 21 [SDGW] July 1917. Aged 30. Born Camberwell, Surrey, enlisted and resident Fulham, Middlesex. Son of James and Lucy Mary Ann Clements, of Faringdon, Berks. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 15.
COBDEN
Frank Pargeter
Lieutenant, 104th Squadron, Royal Air Force and Machine Gun Corps. Missing presumed dead 7 July 1918. Aged 21. Son of Harry Thomas and Eliza Cobden, of "Elmside," Gloucester St., Faringdon, Berks. Born 9 August 1896 in Faringdon. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Faringdon, resident with his parents Harry T and Eliza Cobden, in Gloucester Street, Faringdon, Great Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot IV. Row M. Grave 14.
COUNSELL
Albert Edward
Staff Serjeant T/1653, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 25 November 1918. Aged 39. Son of Henry and Annie Louisa Counsell, of Faringdon. Served in India. Buried at the far end of FARINGDON NONCONFORMIST CEMETERY, Faringdon, Berkshire.
DAVIS
Reginald
Private 17869, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 2 April 1918. Aged 29. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Reading. Buried in PARGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 9.
DIXEY
William
Private 11218, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 2 June 1916. Born Bampton, Oxon, enlisted Reading, resident Faringdon. Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 3.
DODD
Edwin William
Corporal 23610, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 26. Born Faringdon, Berkshire, enlisted Paddington, Middlesex. Son of Mrs. G. King (formerly Dodd), of Canada Rd., Faringdon, Berks; husband of Dorothy May Walker (formerley Dodd), of 7, Campden St., Kensington, London. Formerly 176244, Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.
FORD
Arthur
Private 18451, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 21 September 1916. Aged 26. Born Faringdon, enlisted London. Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Ford, of Faringdon, Berks. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 9.
FORD
Sidney Harold
Private 60599, 23rd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 3 March 1919. Aged 38. Son of Thomas and Amelia Ford, of "Portreath," Oxford; husband of Laura A. Ford, of "Loraine," Station Rd., Faringdon, Berks. Formerly 2527790, Manchester Regiment and 511260, Labour Corps. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, married to Laura Ann, an ironmonger shop assistant, born Oxford, resident Butts Road, Faringdon, Great Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in ST. ANDRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 43.
FULLER
Albert John
Private 23391, 7th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action at Salonika. Born Puset, Berkshire, enlisted Reading, resident Faringdon. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section A. Grave 203.
GODWIN
J
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GORTON
William John
Private 8911, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 23 February 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Faringdon, Berks, enlisted Devizes, Wiltshire. Son of William and Sarah Ellen Gorton, of Southampton St., Faringdon, Berks. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 14. Row L. Grave 8.
GOSLING
Charles Henry
Private 15995, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 28 September 1915. Aged 30. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Reading. Son of Isaac Gosling, of Station Rd., Faringdon, Berks, and the late Agnes Gosling. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95.
GOSWELL
Oliver Owen
Second Lieutenant, "A" Company, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment attached to 2nd/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 30 April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mrs. M. H. Goswell, of "St. Kilda," Watmore Lane, Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panel 48.
GRAND
William George
Private M2/182148, 11th M.A. Company, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 6 February 1919. Aged 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Grand, of Holt, Norfolk; husband of Mildred Alice Grand, of Union St., Faringdon, Berks. uried in CHARLEROI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section S. Grave 26.
GREY
Albert Charles
Private 32932, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 December 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Reading. Son of Jonathan Grey, of Bromsgrove Place, Faringdon. Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 2.
HABGOOD
John Horace
Private 2021, Berkshire Yeomanry, Killed in action 21 August 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 24. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Reading. Son of George William and Ann Frances Habgood, of Marlborough House, Faringdon, Berks. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 18 and 19.
HAINES
Frederick
Lance Corporal 9345, Regimental Depot, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 8 December 1917. Aged 25. Born Ardington, Berkshire, enlisted Wantage, resident Faringdon. Son of Mrs. Annie Haines, of Pyman's Yard, Southampton St., Faringdon, Berks. Buried near the east boundary in DENCHWORTH (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire.
HAMBLING
George Benjamin
[Spelt HAMBLIN on memorial] Private 45772, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 18 September 1918. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Reading, resident Faringdon. Husband of the late Sarah Ann Hambling, of Gravel Walk, Faringdon, Berks. Born at Reading. Formerly 29509, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 15.
HANNA
John Henry
Private 23938, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Born Little Coxwell, Berkshire, enlisted Newnham, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.
HARRIS
Wilfred George
Gunner 86658, 18th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. Died 13 October 1915. Aged 30. Born 8 December 1886 in Berkshire. Son of Jesse and Eliza Jane Harris, of Faringdon, Berkshire, England; husband of Bessie Harris, of 315, Victoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan. Plasterer by trade. Previously served for 8 years in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Attested and passed fit 9 NOvember 1914 at Reginas, Saskatewan, Canada, aged 27 years 11 months, height 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 36½ inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Buried in SHORNCLIFFE MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent. Section O. Grave 309. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4098 - 8.
HAYNES
George William
Private 240742, 2nd/1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 22 August 1917. Aged 42. Enlisted Faringdon, Berkshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Haynes, of Southampton St., Faringdon; husband of Fanny Haynes, of Elm Tree Cottages, London St., Faringdon, Berks. Formerly 3678, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
HAYNES
Oliver Mark
Private 7365, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 16 May 1915. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Wantage. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30.
HIGGS
William [James]
Able Seaman R/1674, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds, received as a direct result of enemy action, in 150th (RN) Field Ambulance 25 August 1918. Aged 20. Born 21 August 1898 at Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Berks. Son of Robert and Caroline Higgs, of Oaksey, Malmesbury, Wilts. Admitted to Church of England School, Little Coxwell, Berkshire in 1901. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, at school, resident with his parents, Robert and Caroline, at Little Coxwell, Berkshire. Joined Army Reserve 22 August 1916 and entered service 13 June 1917 wityh 3rd Reserve Battalion, Bedford; draft for British Expeditionary Force 11 October 1917, joined Anson Battalion 14 November 1917 through to 30 December 1917 Trench Feet, invalided to United Kingdom 15 August 198; with draft for British Expeditionary Force 16 July 1918, joined Anson Battalion 26 July 1918 until dis death. Religious denomination Church of England. Buried in BUCQUOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 11.
HORNE
Thomas James
Private 25521, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom 15 April 1916. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Faringdon. Son of James and Eliza Horne, of Gloucester St., Faringdon. Buried south-west of the church in LITTLEWORTH (THE ASCENSION) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire.
HUNTER
William Henry
[Listed as H W HUNTER on memorial] Private 17579, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 September 1916. Aged 28. Born and resident Little Coxwell, Faingdon, enlisted Faringdon. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Hunter, of Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Berks. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 19.
INDGE
Walter Ernest
Lance Corporal 33918, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 March 1918. Born London, enlisted Straford, Essex, resident Faringdon, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
KIBBLE
Harry
Gunner 22958, "D" Battery, 112th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted London, resident faringdon, berkshire. Son of Thomas and Mary Kibble, of The Villa, Little Coxwell, Faringdon. Native of Eaton Hastings, Faringdon. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot VII. Row L. Grave 9.
KING
Albert Ernest
Private 203187, 1st/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 22 September 1918. Aged 20. Born Fernham, Berkshire, enlisted Reading, resident Faringdon. Son of Albert King, of Great Coxwell, Faringdon. Buried north of the chancel in LITTLE COXWELL (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire.
LARDNER
Thomas Richard
Privatye 57807, 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 August 1918. Aged 18. Born Buscot, berkshire, enlisted Abingdon, resident Faringdon. Son of Thomas and Rose Lardner, of Market Place, Faringdon, Berks. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES, Nord, France. Plot 5. Row C. Grave 5.
LEGG
J T
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LEWIS
Thomas Frederick [Hawkes]
Lance Corporal 15374, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 29. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Reading. Husband of Florence May Lewis, of Block Green, Faringdon, Berks. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7 and 8.
LOVELOCK
George Harold
Private 24205, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 29 MAy 1917. Aged 23. Son of George and I. M. Lovelock, of Southampton St., Faringdon, Berks. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 34.
McDONALD
Gordon
Gunner 152055, 431st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 24 November 1917. Born Faringon, enlisted Huddersfield. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 18.
MERCHANT, MM
Sidney
Serjeant 70217, 19th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 26 March 1918. Aged 25. Born Stratton, Wiltshire, enlisted Swindon. Son of William and Alice Merchant, of "Ye Red Lion", Faringdon, Berks. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 12171, Wiltshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
MOBEY, DCM
Frederick Arthur
Rifleman 553388, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 10 November 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Westminster. Son of Mrs. E. Swan, of Chapel Square, Faringdon, Berks. Native of Faringdon. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot L. Row A. Grave 8.

Extract from Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920 - London Gazette 10 January 1920):

553388 Rfn. F.A. MOBEY 1/16th Bn. (Faringdon)
When his company was surrounded near Sebourg on 5th November 1918, he seized a Lewis gun whose team had become casualties, and alone proceeded to an isolated position, which he maintained for several hours, and it was largely due to his gallant initiative that the company was able to hold on.

MULCOCK-PANTING
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MULFORD
Bernard
Chief Stoker 158581, H.M.S. Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 44. Born 8 January 1872 at West Hendred, near Wantage. Husband of Nora Mulford, of the Volunteer Inn, Faringdon, Berks. No known grave. Commemorated onb PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 15.
NASH
Frederick
Serjeant 203098, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 19 May 1918. Born Keresley, Warwickshire, enlisted Reading, resident Faringdon. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 18.
PAGE
Victor Albert
[Listed as A V PAGE on memorial] Stoker 1st Class K/26880, H.M.S. Simoom, Royal Navy. Killed in action 23 January 1917. Aged 20. Born 17 November 1896 in Fraingdon, Berkshire. Son of Joseph Thomas Page, of Bromsgrove Place, Faringdon, Berks previously Ivy Lodge, Stanford Road, Faringdon, Berks. Prior to enlisting he was employed as a Nursery Hand. Enlisted 16 June 1915 for the furation of the hostilities, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 34½ inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, Panel 24.
PARSONS
Frank
Private 263011, 2nd/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 August 1917. Aged 29. Enlisted and resident Faringdon. Son of James and Jane Parsons, of Faringdon, Berks. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 16.
PAULING
Joseph [James]
Private 11293, "A" Company, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 13 October 1915. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Reading. Son of Joseph James and Elizabeth Pauling, of Southampton St., Faringdon, Berks. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95.
PAWLING
Raynard
[Also spelt Reynard] Private 19407, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 19 October 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Littleworth, Berkshire, enlisted Faringdon. Son of Mary Pawling, of 42, Valmar Rd., Denmark Hill London, and the late John Pawling. Native of Littleworth, Faringdon, Berks. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 23.
PEARCE
Francis George
[Listed as PEARCEY on memorial] Private 19495, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 41. Born Bucklands, Berskhire, enlisted Faringdon. Son of Ephraim and Fanny Pearce, of Buckland, Faringdon, Berks. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 56 and 57.
PERRY
Roy House
Private 8243, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 26 August 1914. Aged 27. Born and resident faringdon, enlisted Reading. Son of James Perry, of Gravel Walk, Faringdon, Berks. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
PLATT
Arthur Robert
Private 19376, 9th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died in the United Kingdom 2 December 1915. Aged 34. Born Marylebone, Middlesex, enlisted Faringdon. Son of George Frederick and Emma Platt; husband of Alice Mary Sadler (formerly Platt), of Gravel Walk, Faringdon. Born in London. Buried in north-east part of FARINGDON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire.
POWELL
M
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POWELL
Tom
Private 43326, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Faringdon, resident Letcombe Regis, Wantage, Berkshire. Son of Mrs. Mary Powell, of 23, Winifred St., Swindon, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67.
PRESTON
Jesse
Private 5731, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 11 June 1918. Aged 37. Born and resident Little Coxwell, enlisted Reading. Husband of C. M. Preston, of 10, Parchment St., Chichester. Buried in JONCHERY-SUR-VESLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 8.
PROCTOR
James
Private 1825, Berkshire Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21 August 1915. Aged 20. Born Liverpool, Lancashire, enlisted New Sindsor, resident Faringdon. Son of Henry and Sarah Proctor, of Marlborough St., Faringdon, Berks. Educated at King Alfred's School, Wantage; clerk in London County and Westminster Bank, Windsor, Berks. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 18 and 19.
RICHENS
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RICHINGS
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RICHINGS
Percy
Stoker 1st Class 306006, H.M.S. Azalea, Royal Navy. Died as a result of his ship being in a collision 7 April 1917. Aged 36. Born 16 December 1882 in Faringdon, Berkshire. Son of Albert J. Richings, of Block Green, Faringdon, Berks. Befor enlisting he was a labourer. Enlisted 16 february 1904 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 5¾ inches, brown hair, hazl eyes, ruddy complexion. Buried in SUDA BAY WAR CEMETERY, Greece. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 12.
ROBINS
Robert
Private 7502, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 13 November 1914. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Charlton, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45.
ROGERS
Walter Victor
Private 20226, 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 4 February 1917. Born and enlisted Faringdon. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 1/5.
RUSS
G E
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RYMAN
G E
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SELL
William John
[Listed as John on SDGW] Lance Serjeant 517, Berkshire Yeomanry. Killed in action in Egypt 11 December 1915. Aged 38. Born, resident and enlisted Faringdon. Son of William Collins Sell and Sophia Sell, of Marlborough St., Faringdon, Berks. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section E. Grave 110.
SHIMMON
Robert Henry
Private 201922, 1st/4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Egypt 10 April 1918. Aged 33. Born Holloway, London, enlisted Trowbridge, Wiltshire, resident Faringdon. Son of Robert Henry and Sophia Shimmon, of 25, Bradley Rd., Trowbridge, Wilts. Native of London. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section Q. Grave 43.
SIMS
Stephen
Private 18046, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14 July 1917. Aged 31. Born Camberwell, Surrey, enlisted Faringdon, Berkshire. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sims, of Faringdon, Berks; husband of Mrs. A. L. M. Rogers (formerly Sims), of Berwick Bassett, Swindon, Wilts. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 13.
STALLARD
Harry
Private 55036, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 25 August 1916. Enlisted Reading, resident Faringdon. *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***
STEPP
George
Private 30571, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 25 April 1918. Born Faringdon, enlisted Hampstead. Buried in SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 10.
TALBOT
Walter John
Private 96225, 17th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Died 22 November 1918. Aged 22. Son of H. J. and A. F. Talbot, of Laburnham Cottage, Coxwell St., Faringdon, Berks. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 267.
THOMAS
Benjamin
Private 19142, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 26. Born Clifton Hampden, Berkshire, enlisted Reading, resident Faringdon. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Thomas of Wellington Place, Lechlade Rd., Faringdon Berkshire. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 23.
TOON
H
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TURNBULL
A E
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WALKER
Ernest John
Private 9888, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 October 1914. Aged 20. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Oxford. Son of Ellen Walker, of London St., Faringdon, Berks, and the late John Walker. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.
WALKER, DCM, MM and Bar
Harry
Serjeant 707, 4th Battalion, Guards Machine Gun Regiment. Killed in action 20 or 21 October 1918. Aged 41. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Oxford. Son of Frederick and Ann Walker, of Faringdon, Berks; husband of Harriet Walker, of Woolstone, Faringdon, Berks. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.), Military Medal (M.M.) and Bar. Buried in ST. VAAST COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 6.
WHITING
Percy John
Driver T/293330, Horse Transport and Supply, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 3 December 1918. Aged 27. Son of James and Ellen Whiting, of 7, Blockgreen, Faringdon, Berks. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 8.
WIGGINS
Ernest Cyril
Rifleman 470610, 12th Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Died 9 April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Ernest and Alice Clare Wiggins, of Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Berks. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 31.
WILLIS
Cecil George
Rifleman 451963, 9th Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 25 April 1918. Aged 22. Born Faringdon, enlisted London, resident Shepherd's Bush. Son of George S. and Emily E. Willis, of Market Place, Faringdon, Berks. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 2.
WILLIS
Gilbert John
Private 242254, 1st/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23 February 1917. Born and enlisted Faringdon. Buried in ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 6.
WILTSHIRE
George
Private 5412, 1st/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 23 July 1916. Aged 20. Born Hatford, Berkshire, enlisted Newbury, resident Faringdon. Son of Henry and Annie Laura Wiltshire, of Challow Lane, Barcote, Faringdon, Berks. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 29.
WINNEY
George W
Lance Corporal 9570, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 7 July 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Faringdon. Son of Robert and Helen Winney, of Pucketty Farm, nr. Faringdon, Berks. Buried in BOIS-GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 2A.
WOODS
Alfred
Private 177541, 87th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 21 October 1916. Aged 18. Born 9 May 1898 in Faringdon, Berkshire. Son of Mrs. Sarah Edgington, of Union St., Faringdon, Berks. Farm hand by trade. Attested 1and passed fit 0 November 1915 at Richmond, Quebec, Canada aged 17 years 6 months, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 33½ inches, medium dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10559 - 14
WORNHAM
John
Private 5426, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 July 1915. Aged 35. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Basingstoke, Hampshire. Son of John and Fanny Wornham, of London St., Faringdon, Berks; husband of Margaret Wornham, of 2, Sydney Place, Bath, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.
WRIGHT
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YATES
Thomas
Private 35805, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in Alexandria 10 November 1918. Aged 35. Born and resident Faringdon, enlisted Reading. Son of Thomas Yates, of Faringdon, Berks; husband of A. L. Stroud (formerly Yates), of 59 Pinehurst Rd., Swindon, Wilts. Formerly 225888, M.T., Army Service Corps. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section DD. Grave 31.
YOUNG
William
Rifleman 206027, 23rd (North Western) Battalion (Territorial), Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died in India 21 March 1918. Aged 50. Born Cheldrey, Berkshire, enlisted and resident Faringdon. Son of William and Sarah Young, of Childrey, Oxon. Formerly 3728, 4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). No accessible grave. Commemorated on KARACHI 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, Pakistan.
1939-1945
BAILEY
Royce Leonard
Able Seaman P/JX 519294, H.M.S. Isis, Royal Navy. Died 20 July 1944. Aged 19. Son of Leonard and Lilian Bailey, of Faringdon, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 81, Column 3.
BERRY
P
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BETTERTON
David E
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 926074, 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 June 1944. Aged 22. Son of Joseph and Eva Maud Betterton, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 11. Row J. Collective grave 1-8.
CARTER
[Joseph] William
Private 5436113, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 1 July 1940. Aged 27. Son of Emily Carter, and stepson of Joseph Burden, of Faringdon. Buried in FARINGDON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire. Grave 369.
CHAPMAN
Raymond
Driver T/70104, 4 Division Supply Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 27 May 1940. Aged 32. Son of Manoah and Ellen Chapman, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in HONDSCHOOTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row C. Grave 14.
DAVIS
A J
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DOWELL
George Christopher
Rifleman 5339225, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 1 September 1944. Aged 24. Son of Christopher George and Gladys Maude Dowell, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in AIRAINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row 1. Grave 6.
GODDARD
Ronald
Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 1315463, 635 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30 March 1945. Aged 21. Son of Herbert Dick Goddard and Dorothy May Goddard, of Faringdon; husband of Betty Gladys Goddard, of Faringdon. Buried in FARINGDON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire. Grave 675.
GOODBODY
William Alfred
Able Seaman C/J 78851, H.M.S. Martin, Royal Navy. Died 10 November 1942. Aged 42. Son of James and Julia Goodbody; husband of Wirlifred B. Goodbody, of Faringdon, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 54, Column 1.
GRAY
Harold [Henry] Frank
Private 5339342, 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 26 Noevmber 1940. Aged 19. Son of Christopher and Maud Gray, of Faringdon. Buried in FARINGDON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire. Grave 654.
HICKS
R
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HILL
C
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HOBBS
Alfred
Able Seaman P/J 90516, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 23 February 1941. Aged 39. Son of Alfred and Isabella Hobbs; husband of Marjorie Lavinia Hobbs, of Faringdon, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 48, Column 2.
JACKSON
F
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KEBBLE
G F
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LIDDIARD
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LUCKETT
R W F
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MCDONALD
G W S
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MERCER
Albert [Edward]
Private 5387909, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 19 August 1946. Aged 28. Son of Joseph William and Elizabeth Mercer, of Faringdon; husband of Joan Irene Mercer, of East Hendred. Buried in FARINGDON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire. Grave 676.
PALMER
Alfred [Thomas]
Private 5337380, 1st/6th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 3 August 1944. Aged 23. Son of Alfred George and Annie Elizabeth Palmer, of Faringdon, Berkshire.Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXVI. Row D. Grave 10.
PALMER
Arthur [Edward]
Private 14405637, 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 12 August 1944. Aged 20. Son of Alfred George and Annie Elizabeth Palmer, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XVI. Row A. Grave 9.
PIKE
Cyril John
Private 5337992, 4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 29 May 1940. Aged 19. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Pike, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in ZUIDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 72.
PRIESTMAN
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PROCTOR
P
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SADLER
Edward
Private T/68439, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died between 10 May 1940 and 1 June 1940. Aged 19. Son of Harry and Alice Mary Sadler, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in VEURNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 6.
SHARD, DFC, DFM
Robert Nathan
Flight Lieutenant 155256, 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 February 1944. Aged 23. Son of Sidney and Muriel Shard; husband of Vera Joyce Shard, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) and the Distinguished Flying Medal (D.F.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 203.
STEVENS
Ronald Edward John
Private 5337986, 4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 29 May 1940. Aged 19. Son of Arthur John and Mary Ann Stevens, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in ZUIDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 45.
STICKLEY
R J
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TAYLOR
Wilfred James
Yeoman of Signals P/210349, H.M.S. Royal Arthur, Royal Navy. Died 24 December 1939. Aged 55. Son of Edward and Clara Taylor; husband of Ella Maria Taylor, of Faringdon. Mentioned in Despatches, 1914-18 War. Buried in FARINGDON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire. Grave 742.
TUCKER
Michael H
Corporal 5336500, 4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 10 June 1940. Son of Walter and Gertrude Tucker, of Faringdon; husband of Katherine Gwyneth Tucker, of Cardiff. Buried in FARINGDON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire. Grave 807.
WEARN
James Leonard
Private 5386976, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 27 September 1943. Aged 29. Son of James Henry and Annie Wearn; husband of Gillian Wearn, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row A. Grave 5.
WEBB
K
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WHITING
Gilbert Henry
Private 5337109, 4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 27 May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Whiting, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in ROESELARE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 2. Row AA. Grave 1.
WRIGHT
Leslie [Ernest]
Serjeant 5387483, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 10 September 1944. Aged 25. Son of Frank and Bessie Wright, of Faringdon, Berkshire. Buried in GRADARA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row F. Grave 57.

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