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BERE REGIS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Liz Leech 2008

The Bere Regis memorial is to be found in the grounds of St John the Baptist Church, bere Regis. It takes the form of a cross mounted on a plinth with a two-stepped base the names for World War 1 on the plinth (28 names); a separate stone lists those for World War 2 (4 names).

“IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
1914-1919”

AMES

William James
Private 10873, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14th Ocotber 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Bere Regis, enlisted Wareham. Son of Mrs. E. J. Ames, of 72, West St., Bere Regis, Dorset. Buried Contay British Cemetery, Contay, France.

APPLIN

Alfred
5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment - No further information currently available.

BARTLETT

Frederick
Lance Corporal S/2657, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 18th July 1916. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C. The Somme, France.

BARTLETT

Fred
Private 125750, 62nd Battalion, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 16th July 1918. Born Athelhampton, enlisted Ledbury, Hereford. Formerly 66520, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***

BRIERLEY

Fred
Private 31646, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action 27th November 1917. Born and resident Bere Regis, enlisted Dorchester. Formerly 17126, Dorsetshire Regiment. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France. Panel 6.

BRIGHT

Charles
Private 10406, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Bere Regis, enlisted Dorchester. Son of John and Sarah Ann Bright, of Bere Regis, Dorset. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 136-139.

BRIGHT

Henry 'Harry' J
Private 31042, 34thBattalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13th October 1916. Killed in action 13th October 1916. Born Litterton, enlisted Dorchester, resident wareham. Formerly 24996, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section L. Row 51.

BROWN

Harry James
Private 12233, 5th Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 27/09/1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Bere Regis, enlisted Dorchester. Son of George and Annie Brown, of 45, West St., Bere Regis, Dorset. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 14A.

BURGESS

Frederick 'Fred'
Driver T4/055983, 194th Company, 24th Divisional Train, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 18th November 1915. Born Wareham, enlisted and resident Dorchester. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 5.

BURT

William John
Private 45583, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th October 1918. Born and resident Bere Regis, enlisted Dorchester. Buried in Heestert Military Cemetery, Zwevegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 9.

CHURCHILL

Charles Victor
[Listed as Victor Churchill on SDGW & CWGC] Private 10707, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 22nd August 1915. Born Milborne St Andrew, enlisted Dorechester, resident Milton Abbey, Blanford. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 136 to 139.

COBB

Percy Norman
Corporal 65585, "D" Battery, 104th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14th April 1917. Aged 19. Born Bere Regis, enlisted Brockenhurst. Youngest son of Mr. D. J. and Mrs. S. S. Cobb, of Court Farm, Bere Regis, Wareham, Dorset. Buried Dickenbusch New Military cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 43.

COX

Percy
[Listed as 5th Battalion on memorial] Private 10589, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1918. Born upmorton, Sussex, enlisted Dorechester, resident Bere Regis. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

COX

William
5th Dorsetshire Regiment - No further information currently available

COX

William George
Ship’s Cook 347466, HMS Good Hope, Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1914, sunk by gunfire from SMS Scharnhorst & SMS Gneisenhau in the Battle of Coronel off the coast of Chile. All hands were lost. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 5.

CRABBE

Arthur
[Spelt CRABB on SDGW & CWGC] Private 25256, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action 2nd April 1918. Aged 36. Born Towerfield, enlisted Bridport, resident Wareham. Son of George and Annie Crabb, of Roke Farm, Bere Regis Wareham, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 45.

DAVIS

Frederick J
Private 9311, 3rd Toronto C.E.F. (3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regt.). Died 13/06/1916. Aged 26. Born 12th January 1890 in Dorset. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth W. Davis, of Bere Regis, Dorset. Painter by trade. Unmarried. Passed fit 1st September 1914, enlisted 22nd September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 35 inches. Complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light, religion Church of England. Buried Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2341 - 1

GEORGE

Frank William
Second Lieutenant 5th Dorsetshire Regiment. A member of Gray’s Inn. Died 22/08/1915. Son of the late William and Angelina George, of Southbrook, Bere Regis, Dorset. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 136-139.

JOHNSON

Frederick Slade
Private 4267, "A" Company, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) (C.E.F.). Died 6th June 1916. Aged 27. Born 26th August 1888 in Bere Regis. Son of Kate Johnson of Bere Regis, Wareham, Dorset, and the late John Josias Johnson. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Served previously 2 years with 4th (Territorial) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Enlisted and passed fit 3rd April 1915 at Regina, Canada. Height 5 feet 11 inches, girth 39 inches, complexion fair, eyes brown, hair light brown, religion Church of England. No known grave. Commmeorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4867 - 20

LOCKYER

Percy
Lance Corporal 17294, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th April 1917. Born and resident Bere Heath, enlisted Dorchester. Son of Thomas and Fanny Lockyer, of 128, Bere Heath. Wareham, Dorset. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, The Somme, France, Pier and Face 7B.

LOCKYER

William
Private 6120, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th May 1918. Aged 37. Born Bere Regis, enlisted Wareham, resident Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Husband of L. F. Whitfield (formerly Lockyer), of 1009, Retallack St., Regina, Sask., Canada. Buried at Berles New Military Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 23.

MILLER

Frank
[Listed as 6th Battalion on memorial] Lance Corporal 17766, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born Bere Regis, enlisted Wareham. No known grave. Commemorated on Tynje Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 92.

MORRIS

Herbert Frank
Private 402162, 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) (C.E.F.). Died 30th October 1915. Aged 30.Born 9th June 1885 in Cerne Abbas, Dorset. Son of Mrs. Turner (formerly Morris), of Bere Regis, Dorset, and the late Henry Morris; husband of Clara Morris, of Brea, Orange County, California, U.S.A. Steward by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 18th February 1915 at Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Height 5 feet 9½ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fair, eyes greyish blue, hair brown, religion Church of England. Buried St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, Huevelland, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 7. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6389 - 53

RAWLES

Walter Edward
Private 10583, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli on or after 21st August 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Bere Regis, enlisted Dorchester. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 136-139.

ROWLAND

William
Private 2262, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 26th April 1915. Born Spetisbury, enlisted Hammersmith, resident Wareham. No known grave. Commmeorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

STICKLEY

Charles
[Listed as H C STICKLEY on CWGC] Private 17788, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 9th october 1918. Born Woodley Hill, enlisted Dorchester, resident Bere Rergis. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row D. Grave 14.

STICKLEY

Henry 'Harry' C
[Listed as 2nd Battalion on memorial] Private 3391, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died of wounds 27th November 1917. Born Bere Regis, enlisted Dorchester. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 3.

TREVETT

Herbert
C.E.F. - Cannot locate on CWGC or National Archives of Canada - No further information currently available

WHITE

[Arthur] William
Corporal 10373, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 17th September 1916. Born Bere Regis, enlisted Dorchester, resident Corfe Castle. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.
1939-1945

BOWDITCH

George Henry
Guardsman 2666205, 5th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 29th June 1944. Aged 19. Buried St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France.

LOVELL

Frederick George William
Gunner 14543656, 97 Anti-tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 11th July 1944. Aged 19. Son of John Frederick and Elizabeth Julia Martha Lovell, of Bere Regis, Dorset. Buried St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France.

WHITESIDE

Leslie
Flight Lieutenant 63446, 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 22nd April 1945. Aged 25. Son of Harold Chambers Whiteside and Edith Irene Whiteside, of Bere Regis Dorset. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

WHITESIDE

Harold Vivian
Sergeant (Pilot) 1317555, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th March 1943. Aged 20. Son of Harold Chambers Whiteside and Edith Irene Whiteside, of Bere Regis Dorset. Buried Bere Regis Cemetery, Dorset.

Last updated 25 December, 2015

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