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BLADEN VALLEY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Liz Leech 2008

“TO THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-19
IT IS SOOTH THAT SIN IS CAUSE OF ALL THIS PAIN
R.I.P.
BUT ALL SHALL BE WELL AND ALL SHALL BE WELL
AND ALL MANNER OF THING SHALL BE WELL”

BISHOP

Harry

Private S/28217, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died in United Kingdom 24th February 1917. Aged 25. Born at Moreton (CWGC) or Wareham (SDGW), enlisted and resident Dorchester. Son of George Bishop; husband of Amy Bessie Bishop, of Melcombe Cottage, Broadmayne, Dorchester. Formerly 18673, Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried in St. Lawrence Churchyard, Affpuddle, Dorset.

BUDDEN

Reginald James

Lance Corporal 498, Dorset (Queens Own ) Yeomanry. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Aged 27. Born and resident Cliffe, enlisted Dorchester. Son of Thomas and Harriette Budden, of "Inglenook," Glenwood Rd., West Moors, Wimborne, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 17 & 18.

COX

Bertram Leonard

Private 39912, 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died in United KIngdom 21st February 1919. Born Swallow Cliff, Wiltshire, enlisted Dorchester, resident Briantspuddle. Formerly 2894, North Somerset yeomanry. Buried in St. Lawrence Churchyard. Affpuddle, Dorset.

GOLDRING

Walter Edwin

[Listed as Edwin only on SDGW] Private 144093, 19th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 1st June 1918. Aged 19. Born Tonerpuddle, enlisted Dorchester. Son of Walter John and Amelia Goldring, of Throop Farm, Affpuddle, Dorchester. Formerly 25688, Dorsetshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, France.

LUCAS

Arthur Nicholas

Private 12860, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st May 1915. Born Hurst, Dorchester, enlisted Dorchester, resident Brintspuddle. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium. Panel 37.

1939-1945

CLARKE

B George

No further information currently available

DAVIS

John G

No further information currently available

KNOWLES

Basil Elles Sharp

Sergeant 580790, 37 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 1st May 1940. Aged 19. Son of William Arthur and Henrietta Emily Knowles, of Wareham, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede. Panel 16.

NEW

M Arthur J

probably Mansell Arthur Jesse, Assistant Steward D/LX 24656, H.M.S. Gurkha, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when torpedoed and sunk by U-133 off Sidi Barrani on 17th January 1942; sank after 90 minutes. (source; wikepedia) No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 72, column 2.

POORE

Donald Frank

Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 1587647, 153 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd April 1945. Aged 21. Son of Frank James Poore and Lucy Kate Poore, of Dorchester, Dorset. Buried sage War Cemetery, Germany. Plot 8. Row C. Grave 1.

Last updated 27 May, 2008

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