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BOURNEMOUTH ST. CLEMENT'S WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Martin Edwards

The church of St Peter stands in Hinton Road, Bournemouth. The memorial takes the form of a wooden chapel within the interior of the church.

Photographs copyright © 2004 Vernon Masterman

OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR ALL THE
TRUE AND FAITHFUL MEN WHO DIED
FOR FREEDOM AND FOR RIGHT IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1919 AND ESCPECIALLY

AYLES

Edward

Private 9927, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Boscombe, enlisted Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 92.

BARNWELL

Alfred John

Gunner 121092, 211th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 7th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Ringwood, enlisted Bournemouth. Buried in LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. D. 3.

BARROW

Norman

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class M/1508, H.M.S. "Hampshire", Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship was sunk 5th June 1916. Aged 22. Born 11 January 1894 in Bournemouth. Husband of Ivy G. Norman (nee Smith), of Plymouth House, 357 Commercial Rd, Mile End, Portsmouth; married 1913. Enlisted 11 January 1912 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 7¼ inches, chest 38¼ inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 15.

BATCHELOR

George Frederick

Private 242423, 2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Honington, Warwickshire, enlisted Bournemouth. Formerly 26127, Hampshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 18 and 19

BENNETT

William

Private 27595, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Bournemouth. Buried in CONDE-SUR-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave A. 15.

BEVAN

Percival Johnstone

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10th March 1915. Aged 26. Son of Maj. R. J. and Florence Mary Bevan, of "St. Audrey", St. Clement's Gardens, Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 and 33.

BRIDLE

Edward Robert

Sergeant 48626, 105th Battery, 22nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 27th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born Bournemouth, enlisted Poole. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Bridle, of 44, Garfield Avenue, Springbourne, Bournemouth. Native of Blandford, Dorset. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXII. C. 13.

BYGRAVE

Arthur James

Private 41786, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 23rd August 1918 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Bournemouth. Formerly 8/24201, Hampshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

CHALLIS

W F G

probably William Guy Fawcett Challis, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th July 1916. Aged 25. Son of the late William George and Anna Fawcett Challis, of New York; husband of Louise T. C. Challis, of 34, Chandos Rd., Cricklewood, London. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave I. F. 19.

COWLEY

Reginald Frank

Private 8764, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 4th January 1916 in Mesopotamia. Born Talbot Village, Poole, enlisted Dorechester. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave N. 13.

COWLEY

S W

probably Sidney Cowley, Sergeant 336778, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 25th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Christchurch, enlisted Glasgow. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8 and 9.

CROSS

James [Giles]

Private 32770, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 3rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born St Peter's, Bournemouth, enlisted Bournemouth. Son of James and Emily Cross, of 173, Malmesbury Park Rd., Bournemouth; husband of Eva Cross. Formerly 07888, Army Ordnance Corps. Buried in HAUTMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave IV. C. 30.

CRUMPLIN

W J

probably Private 15039, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Milford Haven, Pembroke, enlisted Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.

DARBY

Maurice Alfred Alexander

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle 11 March 1915. Aged 20. Son of Alfred E. W. & Frederica L. J. Darby, of Adcote, Little-Ness, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. In the 1911 census he was a school boy at Eton College, aged 16, born London. His relatives were major benefactors in the building of St Clements Church. His uncle searched the battlefield and found him, he having lay where he fell for 4 days. He brought him home and he was buried with full military honours, 17 March 1915, south west of the church in LITTLE-NESS ST. MARTINS CHURCHYARD, Little-Ness, Shropshire. See also Mill Mead Old Boys, Shrewsbury

DEAR

[William] George

Sergeant 7722, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli. Born Bournemouth, enlisted Poole, resident Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 136 to 139.

DUNN

E C

No further information currently

ESSEX

P L G

No further information currently

FRENCH

Robert Mason Jackson

Captain, 3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 19 February 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr. I. M. French, of Jumpers House, Christchurch, Hants. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, a school boarder, born Boscombe, Hampshire, resident North Close, Tiverton, Devon. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Dorset. Plot Q. Row I. Grave 153. See also Dragon School Memorial, Oxford.

GARDINER

Harry

Private 10993, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 13th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 27. Son of Charles Gardiner, of 10, Shelly Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328

GARDINER

Richard

Sergeant 8641, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Springbourne, Bournemouth. enlisted WInchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162

GORRINGE

W E

[Spelt GORINGE on SDGW & CWGC] Private 44331, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 31st May 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Wimborne, enlisted and resident Bournemouth. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XVII. A. 17.

GUY

Christopher Godfrey

Captain, "C" Company, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Northamptonshire Regiment and Royal Flying Corps. Died of wounds in German hands 12th August 1917. Son of Rev. Frederick Godfrey Guy and Constance Louisa Guy, of 38, Christchurch Rd., Bournemouth. Born Eton. Scholar at Eton College, a Classical Exhibitioner at King's College, Cambridge, and was reading for medicine. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. L. 9.

HERBERT

William [Anthony]

Private 5215, Royal Army Medical Corps attached. H.M.H.S. "Salta". Died at sea 10th April 1917. Aged 27. Born Bournemouth, enlisted Devizes. Son of William and Jane Herbert, of 9, Victoria Rd., Bournemouth. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Div. 62. Grave I.

HYWOOD

William F

Private 31729, 6th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 20th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 36. Born St Alban's Head, Dorset, enlisted and resident Bournemouth. Husband of Mabel Ann Hywood, of 7, Cleveland Rd., Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 119 to 120.

JANASZ

[James] George [Gee]

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment attached 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th June 1915. Aged 22. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 33 and 34

JOY [aka SMITH]

Sidney Augustus

Served under the name SMITH. Private 9171, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st January 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Christchurch, enlisted Bournemouth. Son of William and Mary Ann Joy, of 108, Boscombe Grove Rd., Bournemouth. Buried in SAILLY-SAILLISEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave I. A. 7.

LUPTON

H

Private 645882, Labour Corps. Died 22nd November 1918. Buried in WIMBORNE ROAD CEMETERY, BOURNEMOUTH. Grave A. 4. 42 N.

MARCHAM

William

Private 31792, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 27th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Bournemouth, resident Boscombe. Son of Benjamin and Mary Jane Marcham, of Boscombe; husband of Alice Beatrice Marcham, of 29, Haviland Rd., Boscombe, Bournemouth. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. G. 42.

MARKS

Walter

Private 457957, 87th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 2nd September 1918. Aged 44. Born 6th September 1873 in Bournemouth. Marble worker by trade. Enlisted 14th July 1915 at Montreal, Canada, aged 41 years and 11 months, passed fit 18th August 1915. Height 5 feet 2½ inches, girth 35½ inches, complexion dark, eyes blue, hair brown, religion Church of England. Also states he had 4 vaccination marks on left arm, 2 moles right arm and 3 moles on his back. Son of George and Elizabeth J. Marks, of "Lynwood," 40, Gloucester Rd., Bournemouth. Buried in DURY MILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. C. 42. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5929 - 11

MERRIFIELD

L C

Private 13547, 7th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 5th March 1919. Aged 29. Son of Charles and Mary Merrifield, of 19, Garfield Avenue, Bournemouth. Buried in BLARGIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Oise, France. Grave I. H. 9.

MERRIFIELD

Victor Harold

Private 3225, 54th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 10th July 1918. Aged 21. Born Bournemouth. Enlisted Dungog, New South Wales, Australia. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Merrifield, of 19, Garfield Avenue, Bournemouth. Labourer by trade emigrated to Austraia aged 18. Religion Church of England. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Grave VIII. F. 16. See Australian War Memorial (Government site) record

MITCHELL

Robert George Heather

Sapper 25139, 50th or 55th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 28th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Tottenham, Middlesex, enlisted Bournemouth. Son of Mr. H. Mitchell, of 6, Lytton Rd., Bournemouth. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. F. 13.

NOBLE, V.C.

Cecil Reginald

Lance Corporal 3697, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 13th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Bournemouth. Son of Hannah Noble, of "Ferndean," 172, Capstone Rd., Bournemouth, and the late Frederick Leopold Noble. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. A. 57.

An extract from the Supplement to the London Gazette of 27th April, 1915 (No. 29146) records the award of the V.C. to this N.C.O. and to C.S.M. H. Daniels "For most conspicuous bravery on 12th March, 1915, at Neuve Chapelle, when their battalion was impeded in the advance to attack by wire entanglements, and subjected to a very severe machine-gun fire, these two men voluntarily rushed in front and succeeded in cutting the wires."

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PARKER

Basil Stewart

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th August 1915. Aged 37. Son of the Rev. George and Mrs. Parker, of Bournemouth; husband of Kathleen Lambert Day (formerly Parker), of 42, Winn Rd., Southampton. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey. Grave I. E. 19.

PAYNE, MM

Mortimer James

Acting Company Serjeant Major 3427, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 11th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Dorchester, enlisted and resident Bournemouth. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 145 to 147

PURKESS

Reginald Frank

Private 203179, 1st/4th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th February 1917 in Mesopotamia. Aged 28. Born St Clement's, Bournemouth, enlisted Middlesborough, Yorkshire, resident Bournemouth.Son of Jane Purkess, of 67, Windham Rd., Bournemouth, and the late John Purkess. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 21 and 63.

SANDBROOKE

P J

No further information currently

SINGER

F Tom

Private 203170, 1st/4th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th February 1917 in Mesopotamia. Born St Clement's, Bournemouth, enlisted Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 21 and 63.

SPICER

Charles James

Private 203191, 1st/4th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th February 1917 in Mesopotamia. Aged 29. Enlisted Bournemouth, resident Springbourne, Bournemouth. Son of John and Anne Spicer, of 77, Boscombe Grove Rd., Bournemouth East, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 21 and 63.

STEED

Noah James

Private 306640, 1st/7th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 1st March 1919. Husband of Charlotte Ada Steed, of 6, Lytton Rd., Bournemouth. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Bournemouth. Grave T. I. 143.

STONE

Charles Douglas

Private 5391, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Killed in action 23rd November 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Bournemouth. Son of William and Louisa Stone, of Bournemouth; husband of Rosalind Stone, of 158 Markham Rd., Bournemouth. Formerly 17909, Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried in HARGICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave I. G. 13.

Photograph © David Gillies 2006

de TOLLE-SWAIN

Vicomte De Tolle William James

[Listed as SWAIN on memorial] Private 515203, "C" Company, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Died 13th August 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Born Oxford, enlisted and resident Bournemouth. Only son of William George and Florence L. De Tolle-Swain (Comte et Comtesse de Tolle), of Bournemouth. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVII. Row G. Grave 3.

WHITE

Arthur Henry

Private G/11094, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1st October 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Bournemouth. Son of William and Emma White, of 362, Holdenhurst Rd., Bournemouth. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Grave I. B. 153.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES DURING THE WAR 1939-1945

ANSTEY

Philip James

Sergeant 751929, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th December 1940. Aged 20. Son of Samuel Ernest and Hilda Anstey, of Southbourne. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 11.

BURRIDGE

Edward Douglas

Private 6404056, 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 25th September 1944. Aged 28. Son of Charles and Alice Maud Burridge; husband of Joan Burridge, of Southbourne. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave XVII, C, 5.

CHALDECOTT

Eric William John

Sergeant 908544, 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th August 1942. Aged 32. Son of Edward and Florence Amy Chaldecott, of Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 79.

FOSTER

John William [Thomas]

Petty Officer C/J 105134, H.M. Submarine Spearfish, Royal Navy. Died 2nd August 1940. Aged 33. Son of William George and Cara Elizabeth Foster; husband of Gladys Florence Foster, of Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 34 Column 2.

HOLLAND

Reginald Douglas

Sergeant 1167380, 405 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9th June 1942. Aged 21. Son of Alfred and Clara Holland, of Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 86.

HOLLINGHURST

Edmund C

SSergeant (Pilot) 922344, 217 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th June 1941. Aged 25. Son of Frank and Annie Hollinghurst, of Bournemouth. Buried in LACANAU-MEDOC (OCEAN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Gironde, France.

LILLINGTON

George Martin

Sergeant 5499869, Hampshire Regiment attached Royal West African Frontier Force. Died 27th March 1944. Aged 22. Son of John Thomas Lillington and Ada Emma Lillington, of Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. face 14.

MARSH

Reginald Eric E

Private 14396488, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 11th July 1944. Aged 19. Son of Henry and Gladys Ethel Marsh, of Bournemouth. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Grave XXI. F. 1.

MORRIS

Frederick George

Guardsman 2661183, 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 30th April 1945. Aged 25. Son of Arthur Samuel Leonard and Mabel Morris, of Bournemouth, Hampshire; husband of Kathleen Sylvia Morris, of Bournemouth. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, . Grave 17. F. 13.

ROWE

Reginald John

Private 5500161, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died 15th September 1943. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Rowe, of Bournemouth. Buried in KHARTOUM WAR CEMETERY, Sudan. Grave 11. A. 1.

TALBOT

Denis George

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th October 1944. Aged 19. Son of Ernest Charles and Lucy Edna Talbot, of 39 St Clements Road, Bournemouth. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Bournemouth. Plot B. Row 4. Grave 59.

WATTS

Kenneth John

Private 14838385, H.Q. 1st Airborne Division Defence Platoon, Army Air Corps. Died 10th May 1945. Aged 18. Son of Herbert Chester and Lilian Florence Mary Watts, of Bournemouth. Buried in OSLO WESTERN CIVIL CEMETERY, Norway. Collective grave 1. E. 1-8.

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