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BOURNEMOUTH ST. PETER WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards
plus some grave photographs copyright © Vernon Masterson 2004

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 © 2003 Martin Edwards

PRAY FOR THE MEN WHO WORSHIPPED IN THIS CHURCH
AND GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR
1914-1918
In whose memory the Chapel of the Resurrection in the Churchyard is dedicated.

ASHJohn Luxton

[Listed as John Cuxton on SDGW] Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, attched 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd July 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Son of C. J. and R. E. M. Ash, of 48, Cromwell Avenue, Highgate, London; husband of Freda Ash, of 13, Holdenhurst Rd., Bournemouth. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave VI. F. 10.

BISHOPHubert Drewe

Engineer Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S. "Goliath.", Royal Navy. Died Thursday 13th May 1915. Age 35. Son of Henry Corry Bishop and Jessie Bishop, of Pinford, Bournemouth; husband of Kathleen Bishop. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8.

BYGRAVERobert

probably: Private CH/1794(S), 1st Royal Naval Battalion, Royal Navy Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died Saturday 28th April 1917. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

COOPERCyril Henry

[2nd Lieutenant according to SDGW] Lieutenant, 132nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 6th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Son of William and Alice Cooper, of Bournemouth. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. B. 15.

DRYSDALEDonald Roy

Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 25th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 21. Son of Joseph Norman Drysdale and Agnes Gibson Drysdale, of 440, Calle Peru, Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic. Buried in Officers section ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave A. 9. 4.

DUNN-PATTISONRichard [Phillipson]

Captain , 6th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 8th March 1916 in Mesopotamia. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 11.

DENTWilfred Brown

Private 26054, 227th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died Wednesday 1st May 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born and resident Bournemouth, enlisted Poole. Son of Joseph and Georgina Dent, of Station Rd., Parkstone, Dorset. Formerly G/11398, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave II. B. 5.

EVENSONOscar John

Private 25081, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and resident Bournemouth, enlisted Winchester. Son of Frank and Clara Evenson, of Bournemouth. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XXXII. B. 3.

GOODINGHarry

No further information currently

GEELANRobert Henry

Private 829864, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died Friday 9th August 1918. Age 22. Son of John Arthur Geelan and Maggie Geelan, of 48, Boston Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, England. Born at Belfast, Ireland. According to the National Archives of Canada (Reference RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3463 - 2) he was born 28th November 1895. Next of kin, father, John Artrhur Geelan, resident Belfast House, Bournemouth. Profession - clerk. Single. Enlisted 2nd December 1915 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 37 inches. Complexion fair, eyes brown, hair light brown, religion Methodist. Commemorated in MANITOBA CEMETERY, CAIX, Somme, France. Special Memorial.

LONGBOTTOMHenry

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 21. Son of W. H. L. and Ethel Longbottom, of 83B, Holland Park, Notting Hill, London; late of Wingfield, Bournemouth. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 139 and 140

LONGBOTTOMRobert

Second Lieutenant, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Riflke Corps. Killed in action Friday 30th July 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Son of William Henry and Ethel Longbottom, of Wingfield, Bournemouth. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

MacDONALDWalter Matthew

Lance Corporal B/203018, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born Winton, enlisted Christchurch, resident Bournemouth. Son of John and Edith MacDonald, of 2, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth. Formerly R/17257, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, omme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

MARTINCharles [Stanley]

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 4th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Son of George and Martha Martin, of "Emsgarth", Woodford Rd., Bournemouth; brother of George below. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.2 Grave I. E. 36.

MARTINGeorge [Ernest]

Captain, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 2nd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 37. Son of George and Martha Martin, of Bournemouth; husband of Evelyn Mary Eleanor Martin, of Granville Chambers, Yelverton Rd., Bournemouth; brother of Charles above.. Architect by profession. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave III. C. 18.

MOOREFrederick

No further information currently

NEWLYNWalter Tessier

Second Lieutenant, 19th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 11th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Son of Henry Newlyn, J.P. and Leonie L. Newlyn, of Bournemouth; husband of Maude Newlyn, of 3, Hambledon Rd., Southfields, London. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A

NEWBrian Brooke

Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 26. Son of Henry George and Francis Elizabeth New, of "Wensleydale," Park Rd., Bournemouth. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

NEWTONErnest [Henry]

Corporal 51983, 11th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Killed in action Saturday 6th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born St Helen's, Jersey, enlisted Westminster, Middlesex, resident Bournemouth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Newton, of St. Elmo Cottage, 6, Branksome Wood Rd., Bournemouth. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XVII. B. 2.

THICKPercy George

probably: P G THICK, Driver 86255, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, Canadian Field Artillery. Died Wednesday 2nd August 1916 in France & Flanders. National Archives of Canada Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9595 - 18. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave K. 36.

SIEBERTAlbert [Alfred]

Private 10427, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds Wednesday 9th December 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 23. Born Weybridge, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Bournemouth. Son of Albert and Ellen Siebert, of 271, Holdenhurst Rd., Bournemouth. Born at Farnham, Surrey. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. B. 59.

TRIGGHenry Frederick [Edward]

Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died Wednesday 8th May 1918. Buried in WIMBORNE ROAD CEMETERY, BOURNEMOUTH, Hampshire. Grave J. I. 3 S.

& scholars of St. Peter's Schools

GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST

PRAY FOR THE MEN WHO WORSHIPPED IN THIS CHURCH
AND GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR
1939-1945

[Please note: One stone outside the church is totally illegible]

ADAMSHarold [Raymond]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Flying Officer 133680, 600 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 29th January 1944. Age 20. Son of Harold and Mabel Adams, of Bournemouth. Buried in BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave I, G, 13. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

BARKERRaymond [Courtney]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed on active service Wednesday 29th August 1945. Age 28. Son of Eric Courtney Barker, and of Beatrice Mary Barker, of Bournemouth. Buried in BRUGGE GENERAL CEMETERY, Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 63. Row 3. Grave 12. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

BEAVIN, DFM Roy

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

[Spelt BEAVEN on memorial stone & CWGC]. Flight Engineer 626944, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died Saturday 17th April 1943. Age 22. Son of Joseph George and Rosina Mary Beaven, of Bournemouth. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). Buried in PRAGUE WAR CEMETERY, Czech Republic. Grave II. D. 3. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

BERNEYGeoffrey [David]

Supply Assistant P/DX 86(V), H.M.S. Barham., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 25th November 1941. Age 20. Son of Maurice Ruphert Berney and Lily Berney, of Fareham, Hampshire. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 61, Column 1.

BURROWSGiles [Righton]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Serjeant 6477841, Royal Engineers. Died Wednesday 18th April 1945. Age 22. Son of the Very Revd. Hedley Robert Burrows, Dean of Hereford, and Joan Lumsden Burrows, of Hereford. Qualified for B.A. (Oxon.). Buried in KARACHI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan. Grave 10. B. 1. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

COOPERGodfrey [Storian]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Sergeant 1313990, 1546 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service Sunday 18th April 1943. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 146. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

COXAlbert

No further information currently

COXRonald

No further information currently

DAVIEPeter Hamlyn Wilson

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Lieutenant 170158, 5 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 6th April 1943. Age 33. Son of Joseph Wilson Davie and Vera Jean Hamlyn Davie; husband of Bertha Ellen Jessie Davie, of Bournemouth. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 3. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

GALLOPCyril [Walden]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard
Copyright © Vernon Masterson 2004

Private 28749, Corps of Military Police. Died Saturday 14th June 1941. Age 38. Son of Sidney Charles and Amy Elizabeth Gallop, of Bournemouth, husband of Lillian Eliza Maud Gallop, of Bournemouth. Buried in the churchyard of St Peter, Bournemouth. Grave 1440.

HADDRELLHerbert [George]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Pilot Officer 184184, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 15th October 1944. Age 30. Son of George A. Haddrell and Evelyn E. M. Haddrell, of Derry Hill. Buried in CHRIST CHURCH CHURCHYARD, DERRY HILL, Wiltshire. Row 6. Grave 12. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

NEWHOUSEGeorge [Bernard Treverne]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard
Copyright © Vernon Masterson 2004

Leading Aircraftman 1238605, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 21st July 1945. Age 27. Son of the Revd. Robert Lionel Cavins Newhouse, M.A., and Marion Elizabeth Newhouse. Buried in the churchyard of St Peter, Bournemouth. Grave 1455.

NEWHOUSEHugh [Francis Perceval]

Pilot Officer 42633, Pilot, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died Sunday 12th January 1941. Age 27. Son of the Revd. Robert Lionel Cairns Newhouse M.A. and Marion Elizabeth Newhouse, of Bournemouth. Buried near S.W. corner of church in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, BUCKLAND, Berkshire.

NORMAN[George] Shelley [Clifton]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Captain 138184, 70th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment attached 1/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 18th July 1944. Age 26. Son of George and Rosanna Norman. Buried in FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL, Calvados, France. Grave IV. B. 14. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

PRESTONHugh Graham

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Second Lieutenant 174573, 9th (1st Battalion, The Tower Hamlets Rifles) Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. Died Wednesday 18th March 1942. Age 28. Son of (Ivor) Kerrison Preston and Agnes Evelyn Preston, of Merstham, Surrey. Education: M.A. (Cantab.). Profession: Solicitor. Buried in TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Grave 10. D. 8. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

RILEY[John] Kenneth
No photograph currently
Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Second Lieutenant 86278, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died Thursday 21st December 1939. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 1. Column 3. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

POWELLGordon Oswald

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Flight Lieutenant 176370, 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action Wednesday 7th March 1945. Age 21. Son of Stanley and Daisy Winifred Powell, of Southbourne, Bournemouth. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Grave 5A. L. 4. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

ROGERSFrank Dennis

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Sergeant 1181900, Wireless Operator, Air Gunner, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 20th September 1941. Son of Horace Leopold and Ada Gladys Rogers, of Bournemouth. Buried in the churchyard of St Peter, Bournemouth. Grave 1441.

SOUTHStanley John

Guardsman 2611045, 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died Monday 8th November 1943. Age 35. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave III. A. 1.

THOMPSONChristopher Leonard

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Trooper 7957600, 1st, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died Tuesday 25th July 1944. Age 21. Son of Mrs. M. E. Thompson, and stepson of J. Nicholls, of Boscombe, Bournemouth. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Grave IX. G. 5. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

TUCKWilliam Douglas

Lieutenant 239234, 2 Searchlight Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Monday 20th May 1940. Age 42. Son of William Henry Tuck, and of Ada Mary Tuck (nee Draper), of Palmer's Green, Middlesex. Education: B.Sc. Engineering. Buried in VACQUERIE-LE-BOUCQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row 5. Grave 2.

WHISKEN, DFC Kenneth Derek

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Flying Officer 61037, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action Thursday 25th June 1942. Age 22. Son of Stephen Walter and May Blanche Whisken, of Boumemouth. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in DALFSEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Overijssel, Netherlands. Plot 6. Row 1. Grave 1. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

WHITERoy

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

The stone is virtually illegible but does state he was buried in Egypt. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter. No further information currently.

WILLIAMSLeslie Arthur

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Sergeant 745324, Pilot, 18 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 31st August 1940. Age 23. Son of Arthur George and Agnes Helen Williams, of Bournemouth. Buried in the churchyard of St Peter, Bournemouth. Grave 1437.

WINDEBANKColin Frank

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Lieutenant 258684, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 21st June 1944. Age 24. Son of Reginald Frank and Ethel Alberta Windebank, of Bournemouth. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. GRave VII. E. 15. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST

Commemorated/buried in churchyard but not on memorial

BRAYSHAWP W

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Navigator 2360060, Royal Air Force. Died 15th march 1950. Age 20. Buried in the churchyard of St Peter.

HARRISRichard [Edward]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Major 109037, 1st Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday. 4th October 1944. Age 30. Son of Richard and Ethel Elizabeth Harris; husband of Joan Margaret Harris, of Ferndown, Dorsetshire. Education: B.A. (Cantab.). Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Grave 13. A. 5. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

SEAWARDWilliam

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Almost illegible . Died of wounds February 1951. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

WATKINS-LEWISW R Donald

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Captain. Killed in Berlin Airlift 30th April 1949. Age 34. There is a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.

Mark Haycock has researched the RAF pilots training course at 10 FTS Ternhill during the summer of 1936. One of those on the course was W R Donald WATKINS-LEWIS. It seems he did re-enlist in the R.A.F during World War 2 under the name William Richard Donald LEWIS. Pilot Officer William Richard Donald WATKINS-LEWIS. Born 2nd May 1915. Home in 1936 Treherbert, South Wales. Service commission terminated 22nd November 1936, reason unknown. Commissioned as (78973) Pilot Officer 23/4/1940 promoted Flying Officer 23/4/1941 and promoted Flight Lieutenant 23/7/1942. The RAF MOD confirm he died 30/4/1949.

Other plaques within the church

POTTINGER

Henry (Sir)

Plaque in St Peter's Church

In memory of Lieutenant General, The Right Honorable Sir Henry Pottinger BA, GCB. Died at Matlta 18th march 1856. This window presented to the church as a token of her love by his daughter Henrietta Maria Stephens 1859.

BENNETTEdward Morden

Plaque in St Peter's Church

In loving memory of Captain Edward Morden Bennett. O.BE.E. Royal Navy. Younger son of the Rev. A.S. Bennett first vicar of S. Stephen's, Bournemouth and grandson of the nRev. A M Bennett first vicar of Bournemouth. Born 1st November 1878. Died 24th April 1941.

 


Plaque in St Peter's Church

To the Glory of God and in proud memory of the members of the Bournemouth and District Branch of the Old Contemptibles Association and their comarades who gave their lives for King and Country in the World Wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45.


Plaque in St Peter's Church

In honoured memory of those men and women of the Armed Services who fought, died or were wounded in the Dunkirk area in the summer of 1940 and who by their heroic efforts in company with civilian volunteers made possible the successful evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force to the haven of English shores.


Plaque in St Peter's Church

The King's and Regimental Colours of the 7th Battalion The Royal hampshire Regiment presented to the Battalion by His Late Majesty King Edward VIITH in the year 1909 after being carried in the victory March through Berlin on 9th May 1946 were finally laid up in this church on the 20th July 1946. AVE ATQUE VALE.


Plaque in St Peter's Church

In Memory of Our Comrades who made the Supreme Sacrifice.

Last updated 30 June, 2007

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