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BLACKDOWN WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial can be found within Holy Trinity Church, Blackdown, Dorset and takes the form of a ramed rectangular tablet with black lettering. It contains seven names for World War 1 and three for World War 2. A new stone tablet was erected and dedicated in 2004 to replace a wooden one destroyed by fire in 1961.

 
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Remember before God

BURNS Robert
Private 513675, 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 29 March 1917. Enlisted and resident Southend. Son of Robert and Suzanne Burns; husband of Winifred Lucy Yvonne Burns, of Racedown, Crewkerne, Somerset. Buried in Achincourt Road Cemetry, Achincourt, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 18.
CADDY Henry [Charles]
Private 10899, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Broadwindsor, Dorset, resident Crewkerne. Son of Alice Hussey, of Kitwhistle, Blackdown, Crewkerne, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 92
DUNSTER [William] Sidney
Able Seaman R/5490, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 17 December 1917. Aged 30. Born 21 January 1888 in Kitwhistle, Blackdown, Nr. Crewkerne. Son of Annie Jane Lane (formerly Dunster), of Pipehouse, Blackdown, Crewkerne, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, an only son of Charles and Annie L Dunster, resident Crockers, Birdsmore Gate, Broadwinsor, Beaminster, Dorset. In the 1901 census he is a baorder, aged 13, a domestic stable boy, born Dorset, resident with his employer at Duck Street, Broadwinsor, Beaminster, Dorset. Buried in an isolated grave now unlocated. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1, A
HALLETT Thomas [George] aka Tom
Private 8383, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotmia 13 January 1916. Born Sydling, Dorset, enlisted Sherborne, Dorset. Buried in Kut War Cemetery, Iraq. Section G. Grave 12.
KNIGHT Andrew [J]
Private 27618, "B" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 5 January 1919, Aged 22. Son of Robert William and Mernia Knight of Blackdown Dorset. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalmaria, Greece. Grave 1180
LANGFORD Alfred [Charles]
Rifleman 897299, 34th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 31 October 1918. Aged 38. Born Broadwindsor, Dorset, enlisted Bridport, resident Charmouth. Husband of Florence Langford, of Templemanash, Broadwinsor, Beaminster, Dorset. Formerly 651714, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in Taintignes Communal Cemetry, Rumes, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D.Grave 5.
LARCOMBE, MM [Arthur] Stanley
Lance Corporal 26068, 17th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 25 November 1917. Born Blackdown, enlisted Neath, resident Gly, neath, Glamorgan. Son of Mrs Chick, of Coles Cross, Blackdown. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on Cambai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France. Panel 7.
Who died for us in the great war 1914 1918
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BUNDY Francis [William]
Sergeant 1390343, 405 (RCAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 October 1943. Aged 27. Son of William Herbert and Lilian Bundy, of Racedown, Bridport, Dorsetshire; brother of Harry (below). Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 31. Row G. Grave 10.
BUNDY Harry [Ewins]
Private 14331533, 1/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 12 May 1944. Son of Herbert and Lilian Bundy, of Bridport, Dorsetshire; brother of Francis (above). Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Plot XII. Row F. Grave 15.
PINNEY, MC Bernard
Major 26994, "J" Battery, 3 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 22 November 1941. Aged 38. Son of Major-General Sir Reginald Pinney, K.C.B., and Lady Pinney, of Racedown, Bridport, Dorsetshire; husband of Rosemary Pinney, of Chetnole, Dorsetshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 1,
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