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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.

ASH John Luxton
[Listed as John Cuxton on SDGW] Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, attached 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd July 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 29. Son of Charles John and R. E. Minnie Ash, of 48, Cromwell Avenue, Highgate, London; husband of Freda Ash, of 13, Holdenhurst Rd., Bournemouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Stroud Green, Middlesex, a Stockbroker Clerk, resident with his parents, Charles John and Minnie Ash, at 9 Uplands Road, Stroud Green, Hornsey, Middlesex. Formerly 1858, Honourable Artillery Company trasnferred to Bedfordshire Regiment 2 September 1914. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 10.
BISHOP Hubert Drewe
Engineer Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S. "Goliath.", Royal Navy. Lost with his ship Thursday 13th May 1915 in the Dardenelles. Aged 35. Son of Henry Corry Bishop and Jessie Bishop, of Pinford, Bournemouth; husband of Kathleen Bishop (nee Norton), married 14 May 1912 at Portland, St John, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 8.
BURN [Arthur Morton] Stanley
2nd Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached to 2nd Sappers & Miners. Died on active duty from Food Poisoning 7th June 1916 in Bombay, India. Born 11 August 1889, baptised 9 October 1891 in Bristol, St Mary Redcliffe, Gloucestershire, son of Arthur and Ellen Burn, resident Bristol, St Mary Redcliffe. His Indian Army will gives his residence as "Summerliegh", Chine Crescent, Bournemouth and his occupation a Civil Engineer. His father Arthur Burn was deceased in his will and all effects went to his mother Ellen Burn, if she was deceased then to his sister Gwendolen Queenie Carlton-Smith. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India.

EXtract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1917:

BURN Arthur Morton Stanley of Summerleigh Chine Crescent-road Bournemouth second-lieutenant Indian Army Reserve officers died 7 June 1916 at Bombay in India on active service Probate London 16 March to Ellen Burn widow.
Effects £549 11s.

BYGRAVE Robert [James]

Private CH/1794(S), 1st Royal Naval Battalion, Royal Navy Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Missing, later reported killed in action Saturday 28th April 1917. Born 2nd February 1885, enlisted Bournemouth 17 November 1915, occupation Clerk, religious denomination Church of England. Husband of Gladys Maude Bygrave, of 16 Woodend Road, Winton, Bournemouth, married 1916. Heght 5 feet 9¼ inches. Embarked Royal Marine Brigade 5 January 1917 ; draft for British Expeditionary Force 15th February 1917, joined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 26th March 1917 until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

COOPER Cyril Henry
[2nd Lieutenant according to SDGW] Lieutenant, 132nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 6th April 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 18. Son of William and Alice Cooper, of Bournemouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Bournemouth, a school boy, resident with his parents William and Alice, at Stanton House, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 15.
DRYSDALE Donald Roy
Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 25th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born in Bueno Aires, fourth son of Joseph Norman Drysdale and Agnes Gibson Drysdale, of 440, Calle Peru, Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic; at Cambidge University when war broke out; enrolled August 1914. Buried in Officers section ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 9. Grave 4.
DUNN-PATTISON Richard [Phillipson]
Captain, 6th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 8th March 1916 in Mesopotamia. Matriculated 1898, New College, Oxford University. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 11.
DENT Wilfred Brown
Private 26054, 227th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died Wednesday 1st May 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 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. Plot II. Row B. Grave 5.
EVENSON Oscar John
Private 25081, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 24th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born and resident Bournemouth, enlisted Winchester. Son of Frank and Clara Evenson, of Bournemouth. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXII. Row B. Grave 3.
GOODING Henry Arthur aka Harry
Private 22114, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuseday 26th September 1916. Born London, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Bournemouth. Son of Henry E. and Sarah Gooding, of 35, Hollingsworth St., Barnsbury, London. Formerly 1120, Hampshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born London, Middlesex, grandson, resident with his grandparents, Henry A and Julia E Gooding, at 6, Stafford Road Lorne Terrace, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.
GEELAN Robert Henry
Private 829864, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Killed in action during an attack near Meharicourt with his Battalion in the face of strong opposition from the enemy he was instantly killed by machine gun fire Friday 9th August 1918. Aged 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.
LONGBOTTOM Henry
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Prince Of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action Monday 9th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 21. Son of W. H. L. and Ethel Longbottom, of 83B, Holland Park, Notting Hill, London; late of Wingfield, Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 139 and 140
LONGBOTTOM Robert
Second Lieutenant, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Riflke Corps. Killed in action Friday 30th July 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 19. Son of William Henry and Ethel Longbottom, of Wingfield, Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.
MacDONALD Walter Matthew
Lance Corporal B/203018, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 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. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, omme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.
MARTIN Charles [Stanley]
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 4th October 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 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 Plot I. Row E. Grave 36.
MARTIN George [Ernest]
Captain, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 2nd August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 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. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Boscomb, Hampshire, married to Evelyn May Eleanor Martin, an Architect, resident 19 Oxford Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 18.
MOORE Frederick [James]
Private 3845, 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action Thursday 22 June 1916. Aged 25. Son of Charles and Ellen Jane Moore, of 9, Evelyn Rd., Winton, Bournemouth, England. Born Southall, Middlesex, England. Labourer by trade. Emigrated aged 20. Buried in Y FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 1.
NEWLYN Walter Tessier
Second Lieutenant, 19th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 11th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Son of Henry Newlyn, J.P. and Leonie L. Newlyn, of Bournemouth; husband of Maude Newlyn, of 3, Hambledon Rd., Southfields, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A
NEW Brian Brooke
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Son of Henry George and Francis Elizabeth New, of "Wensleydale," Park Rd., Bournemouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bournemouth, a Tailor, resident with his parents, Henry George and Frances Elizabeth New, at 10 Park Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.
NEWTON Ernest [Henry]
Corporal 51983, 11th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Killed in action Saturday 6th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born St Helen's, Jersey, enlisted Westminster, Middlesex, resident Bournemouth. Son of Eli and Henrietta Newton, of St. Elmo Cottage, 6, Branksome Wood Rd., Bournemouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born St Helier, Jersey, Channel Island, resident with his parents, Eli and Henrietta Newton, at Sanatorium Cottage, St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Hampshire. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XVII. B. 2.
SIEBERT Albert [Alfred]
Private 10427, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds Wednesday 9th December 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Weybridge, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Bournemouth. Son of Albert and Ellen Siebert, of 271, Holdenhurst Rd., Bournemouth. Born at Farnham, Surrey [CWGC]. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. B. 59.
THICK Percy George
Gunner (Driver) 86255, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, Canadian Field Artillery. Died Wednesday 2nd August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born 23 February 1885 in Bournemouth. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Bouremouth, son of Alfred H and Florence Thick, resident 122, Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Hampshire. Formerly a Clerk. Canadian records refer to his father as Arthur. Attested and apssed fit 9 December 1914 at Winnipeg, Canada, aged 29 yeasrs 9 months, height 6 feet, chest 38 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown eyes, religious denomination Church of England. National Archives of Canada Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9595 - 18. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 36.
TRIGG Henry Frederick [Edward]
Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Killed as a result of an aeroplane accident Wednesday 8th May 1918. Born 13 Mar 1892 and baptised 16 May 1892 at Martock, Somerset, son of Henry John and Mary Charlotte Trigg; his father was a Ho0tel Keeper. He gave his mother's address, where he was also rsident, of Cliff House, East Cliff, Bournemouth. He was previously employed as Assistant Civil Engineer, County Borough of Bournemouth from 1 May 1913. In the 1911 census he was a son, aged 19, an Electrician, born Martock Somerset, resident The Carlton, Meyrick Road, Bournemouth. 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]

ADAMS Harold [Raymond]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Flying Officer 133680, 600 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 29th January 1944. Aged 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.
BARKER Raymond [Courtney]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed on active service Wednesday 29th August 1945. Aged 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. Aged 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.
BERNEY Geoffrey [David]
Supply Assistant P/DX 86(V), H.M.S. Barham., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 25th November 1941. Aged 20. Son of Maurice Ruphert Berney and Lily Berney, of Fareham, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 61, Column 1.
BURROWS Giles [Righton]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Serjeant 6477841, Royal Engineers. Died Wednesday 18th April 1945. Aged 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.
COOPER Godfrey [Storian]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Sergeant 1313990, 1546 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service Sunday 18th April 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 146. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.
COX Albert
No further information currently
COX Ronald
No further information currently
DAVIE Peter Hamlyn Wilson

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Lieutenant 170158, 5 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Tuesday 6th April 1943. Aged 33. Son of Joseph Wilson Davie and Vera Jean Hamlyn Davie; husband of Bertha Ellen Jessie Davie, of Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 3. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.
GALLOP Cyril [Walden]

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

Private 28749, Corps of Military Police. Died Saturday 14th June 1941. Aged 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.
HADDRELL Herbert [George]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Pilot Officer 184184, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 15th October 1944. Aged 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.
NEWHOUSE George [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. Aged 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. See also Dragon School, Oxford.
NEWHOUSE Hugh [Francis Perceval]
Pilot Officer 42633, Pilot, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died Sunday 12th January 1941. Aged 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. Aged 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.
PRESTON Hugh 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. Aged 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. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 1. Column 3. There is also a stone in the churchyard of St Peter.
POWELL Gordon Oswald

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Flight Lieutenant 176370, 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action Wednesday 7th March 1945. Aged 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.
ROGERS
Frank 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.
SOUTH Stanley John
Guardsman 2611045, 6th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died Monday 8th November 1943. Aged 35. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave III. A. 1.
THOMPSON Christopher Leonard

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Trooper 7957600, 1st, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died Tuesday 25th July 1944. Aged 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.
TUCK William Douglas
Lieutenant 239234, 2 Searchlight Regt., Royal Artillery. Died Monday 20th May 1940. Aged 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. Aged 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.
WHITE Roy

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.
WILLIAMS Leslie Arthur

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

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

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Lieutenant 258684, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 21st June 1944. Aged 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

BRAYSHAW P W

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Navigator 2360060, Royal Air Force. Died 15th march 1950. Aged 20. Buried in the churchyard of St Peter.
HARRIS Richard [Edward]

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Major 109037, 1st Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday. 4th October 1944. Aged 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.
SEAWARD William

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-LEWIS W R Donald

Stone in St Peter's Churchyard

Captain. Killed in Berlin Airlift 30th April 1949. Aged 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) 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.

Plaque in St Peter's Church

BENNETT Edward Morden
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

PLAQUES NOT DEDICATED TO SPECIFIC PERSONS

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.

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