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BOURNEMOUTH, POKESDOWN, ST JAMES WAR MEMORIAL

World War 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

The Pokesdown district of Bournemouth lies between Boscombe and Christchurch. This memorial is situated on Christchurch Road on either side of the entrance gates to St James Church and St James School.

Photographs Copyright © Vernon Masterman 2004

POKESDOWN
WAR MEMORIAL
1939-1945

PRAISE GOD AND REMEMBER
WITH THANKFULNESS
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
ESPECIALLY
THOSE FROM THIS PARISH

PRAISE GOD AND REMEMBER

ADDoO

Leonard William Hector

Sergeant 55033601, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 9th October 1944. Age 27. Son of William Charles and Mary Elizabeth Addoo, of Bournemouth; husband of Renee Linda Eileen Addoo, of Pokesdown. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XV Row F Grave 5.

BENNETT

Beresford Dare

Lieutenant 198118, 105 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 29th June 1944. Age 31. Son of Beresford and Lily Blanche Bennett, of Boscombe. Buried in ASSISI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I Row G Grave 3.

BISHOP

Harold William

Leading Aircraftman 1183752, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died at a prisoner of war 18th February 1943. Age 29. Son of Edward Charles and Margaret Frances Bishop; husband of Linda Elizabeth Bishop, of Bournemouth. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. British Section Plot B Row D Grave 3.

BOATSWAIN

Stanley

Private 7933642, 14th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 6th September 1944. Age 30. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V Row D Grave 10.

CORBIN

Harold

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1872789, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th May 1945. Age 34. Son of William and Annie Corbin husband of Ada Elizabeth Corbin, of Boscombe East, Bournemouth. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Bournemouth. Plot Y Row 3 Grave 51.

COULMAN

Richard Maxwell

Pilot Officer 41557, 217 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 11th August 1940. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 7.

DRAPER

Gwendoline Florence

Private W/166208, Auxiliary Territorial Service. Died 16th December 1942. Age 20. Daughter of A. B. Draper and Elsie D. Draper, of Pokesdown. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Bournemouth. Plot D. Row 4. Grave 52.

EASTON

Reginald William

Flight Sergeant 1214326, 489 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19th May 1943. Age 22. Son of William Zackariah Easton and Elizabeth Emma Easton, of Boscombe. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 136.

GARRETT

Sidney Charles

Sergeant 651255, Flight Engineer, Royal Air Force. Died 10th September 1942. Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Garrett, of Pokesdown. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Bournemouth.Plot Z. Row 1. Grave 124.

KELSO

Hubert

No further information currently - cannot locate on CWGC

KNIGHT

John

Sergeant 1323219, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th July 1943. Age 21. Son of Percival George and Beatrice Mary Knight, of Bournemouth; husband of Josephine Mary Knight, of Bournemouth. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Bournemouth. Plot T. Row 4. Grave 223.

KNIGHT, DSM

Donald Frederick

No further information currently - cannot locate on CWGC

LONG

Neville Edmunds

Ordiary Seaman P/JX 291665, H.M.S. "Airedale", Royal Navy. Died 15th June 1942. Age 33. Son of George F. and Louise Everall Long, of Bournemouth; husband of Marjorie Lilian Patricia Long, of Boscombe. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 65. Column 3.

Note: HMS Airedale, L07 was launched in 12th August 1941, built by John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) . Commissioned 8th January 1942 as an escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class, christened Airedale. Bombed and heavily damaged by German Ju 87 (Stuka) divebombers south of Crete in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea 15th June 1942 while escorting the convoy "Vigorous". Scuttled by HMS Aldenham and HMS Hurworth.

LONGHURST

Jack Arthur Maddock

Lance Corporal 5500675, 7th Battaliuon, Hampshire Regiment. Died 26th October 1944. Age 27. Foster-son of Mrs. E. L. Childs, of Boscombe East, Bournemouth. Buried in OVERLOON WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot I Row D Grave 5.

MAINPRIZE

James [Leonard]

Captain 105553, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 12th December 1941 during the Japanese invasion of Malaya. Son of Leonard and Eleanor Mainprize; husband of Patricia Mainprize, of Chelmsford, Essex. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 41.

MORGAN

John Ivor

Leading Aircraftman 1833486, 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th September 1945. Age 20. Son of John Glynne Parry Morgan and of Susannah May Morgan, of Boscombe, Bournemouth. Buried in MAZARGUES WAR CEMETERY, MARSEILLES, Bouches-du-Rhone, France. Plot 13. Row A. Grave 14.

PADFIELD

Roderick [Frank]

Gunner 1726135, 3 Battery, 6 Heavy Anit-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a prisoner of war 21st November 1944. Age 33. Son of Richard and Amelia Padfield; husband of Norah Jessie Padfield, of Pokesdown. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 27.

ROBERTS

Denis

Private 5349941, 10th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 18th July 1943. Age 21. Son of Joseph and Lily Roberts, of Bournemouth. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot II Row E Grave 22.

ROBINS

Donald Frederick

Flying Officer 151265, Navigator/Wireless Operator, 544 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd December 1943. Age 33. Son of Frederick W. Robins and Lucilla A. Robins; husband of Dorothy A. Robins, of Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. A.A.I., F.V.I., King's Scout. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey. Plot 22 Row C Grave 4.

ROCHESTER

John [Lawrence George]

Gunner 1498051, 2 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 8th February 1945. Age 26. Son of Lawrence and Ellen Rochester, of Pokesdown, Bournemouth; husband of Alga Evelyn Rochester, of Pokesdown. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 3 Row B Grave 2.

ROGERS

Mark Hubbard

Flying Officer 40432, Pilot, 102 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 17th August 1940. Age 25. Son of Lieut. Harold Sidney Rogers, R.N.V.R. (killed in action, 2nd February, 1918), and of Helena May Rogers, of Boscombe. Buried in KLAGENFURT WAR CEMETERY, Austria. Collective grave Plot 5 Row d Graves 3-7

SCOTT

Ronald John

probably Ronald John SCOTT, Sergeant 904184, 105 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th August 1941. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 2. Column 1.

TAFFENDER

William Clifford

Flying Officer 82966, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th June 1941. Age 25. Son of William Henry and Fanny Taffender, of Boscombe. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 23 Row I Grave 3

WHITE

Ernest William

Sapper 2018016, Royal Engineers. Died 9th December 1941. Age 25. Son of William and Annie White, of Pokesdown. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Bournemouth. Plot W. Row 1. Grave 150.

WILLETT

Leslie Aubrey

probably L I A WILLETT, Sergeant 760775, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 12th December 1943. Age 39. Son of James Harry and Edith Willett; husband of Edith Nora Willett, of Salisbury. Buried in LONDON ROAD CEMETERY, SALSIBURY, Wilthsire. Section M Grave 231.

R.I.P.

19 August 2004

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