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BURTON BRADSTOCK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Raymond West 2008

The Burton Bradstock memorial is to be found on the north wall inside St. Mary's Parish Church, Burton Bradstock. It consists of a stained glass window with an associated lancet shaped, wooden, board with an additional rectangular board placed below it for World War 2. There are 26 names for the First World War and 12 names for World War 2 including one civilian.

The War Memorial Barming
Photograph Copyright © Raymond West 2008

R I P

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR.
THIS TABLET TOGETHER WITH THE STAINED GLASS WINDOW IS
ERECTED BY THEIR GRATEFUL FELLOW PARISHIONERS

1914-1918

BARTLETT

William [James]

Lance Corporal 31640, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 6th November 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Burton Bradstock, enlisted Bridport. Son of Frederick John and Edith Ellen Bartlett, of 73, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset. Formerly 17023, Dorsetshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

BRETT

Thomas [Fredewrick Swaffield]

Shipwright 342759, HMS Bulwark, Royal Navy. Died 26th November 1914. Aged 40. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of Benjamin and Eliza Brett; husband of Emma Buckler Brett, of 77, Mill St., Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset. Born at Dog House, Marshwood, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 5.

BUCKLER

Robert [Frank]

Able Seaman (Leading Boatman C.G.), HMS Monmouth, Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 2.

CLIFFE

Alfred

HMS Good Hope, Royal Navy - No further information currently available

DAVIS

Reginald [John]

Corporal 10760, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th April 1917. Born Sydling, enlisted Dorchester, resident Cattistock. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

FOOT

Harold [A]

Airman 2nd Class 121387, R.S. Depot, Royal Flying Corps. Died 11th February 1918. Aged 34. Son of Matthew Foot, of Burton Bradstock, Bridport. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCH CEMETERY, BURTON BRADSTOCK, Dorset.

GAPE

William [Walter]

Private 200047, 1/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia between 29th April and 31st December 1916. Aged 20. Born Symondsbury, enlisted Bridport. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Gape, of West Bay, Bridport, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63.

HAWKINS

Conrad [Alexander Douglas]

Lance Corporal 18374, 6th (Wiltshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 27. Born Burton Bradstock, enlisted Devizes, Wiltshire, resident Swindon. Son of Joseph S. D. and Isabella E. Hawkins, of Townsend Farm, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

HOARE

Richard

supplied details say Able Seaman HMS Bulwark, Royal Navy but these details fit a man called Robert HOARE probably Richard Stanley Kent HOARE, Gunner 334517, 123rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 12th November 1917. Aged 24. Born Bridport, enlisted Weymouth. Son of Alfred S. Hoare, of East Cliff View, West Bay, Bridport. Buried in LEVEL CROSSING CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 49.

HOSKINS

Frederick

Leading Stoker (Boatman C.G.) 281220, HMS Goliath, Royal Navy. Died 13th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 8.

JACOBS

William

Army probably William Charles JACOBS, Private 295931, 12th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 6th November 1918. Aged 30. Born verwood, Dorset, enlisted Cupar, Fifeshire. Son of John and Mary Elizabeth Jacobs, of West Maers, nr. Wimborne, Dorset. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row B. Grave 35.

LEGGE

Robert

Private G/3436, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West kent Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1915. Aged 25. Born Burton Bradstock, enlisted Pentre, Wales. Son of Elijah and Emily Jane Legge, of Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97.

MARSH

William [Gill]

Chief Stoker 172433, HMS Bulwark, Royal Navy. Died 26th November 1914. Aged 40. Husband of Jane Marsh, of 85, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 3.

MITCHELL

Henry

Army - No further information currently available

OLIVER

Alfred

Royal Navy - No further information currently available

SPONSFORD

William

Private 10564, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1916. Born Burton Bradstock, enlisted Puncknoll, resident Garstang, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.

THORNER

Charles

Gunner 65018, 132nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 17th July 1918. Aged 31. Born Burton Bradstock (Broadstock on SDGW), enlisted Bridport. Son of William and Emily Thorner, of 14, Dorset Place, Weymouth. Native of Burton Bradstock, Weymouth. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot I. Row G. Grave 3.

WHITE

Albert [Edward]

Private 17478, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th August 1918. Born and resident Burton Bradstock, enlisted Bridport. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row A. Grave 21/30

WHITE

Reginald

Dorsetshire Regiment probably Reginald Robert WHITE 31827, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 6th November 1917. Born and enlisted Bridport. Husband of Mrs. B. S. White, of 105, North Allington, Bridport, Dorset. Formerly 17089, Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row L. Grave 6.

WILLIAMS

Harry

Private Dorsetshire Regiment possibly Henry Frederick John WILLIAMS, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 31st August 1921. Aged 19. Son of William and Lily Jane Williams, of The Cot, Burton, Dorset. Buried in Tirurangadi Graves. Commemorated on MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, CHENNAI, India. Face 17.

WINTERFLOOD

Kenneth

Private S/36220, "A" Company, Army Service Corps. Died 8th February 1915 in United Kingdom. Buried in ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave reference AF. 1803.

WRIXTON

Frederick "Fred"

Able Seaman 229834, HMS Centurion, Royal Navy. Died 16th November 1915. Aged 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wrixton, of 64, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset. Buried in ROSSKEEN PARISH CHURCHYARD EXTENSIONS (OR BURIAL GROUND), Ross and Cromarty. Plot/Row/Section D Grave 520.

WYATT

Ernest

Stoker 1st Class 307234, HMS Good Hope, Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 5.

1939-1945

DE PURY

Geoffrey [Louis]

Lieutenant, HMS Ardent, Royal Navy. Died 8th June 1940. Aged 25. Son of Herman Edward de Pury, and of Margaret de Pury, of Burton Bradstock, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 36, Column 1.

CAMMELL

Alfred [John]

Lance Sergeant 317772, 17th/21st Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 11th August 1942. Aged 28. Son of William John and Annie Jane Cammell, of Burton Bradstock. Buried in south part of ST. MARY CHURCH CEMETERY, BURTON BRADSTOCK, Dorset.

WARD

Gordon

Trooper 324318, Warwickshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 2nd November 1942. Aged 26. Adopted son of Thomas Charles and Nellie Ward, of Burton Bradstock, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 30.

FLETCHER

[Henry] Lloyd

Signalman P/JX 220407, HM Tug Barwick, Royal Navy. Died 18th May 1943. Aged 23. Son of Henry and Louisa Fletcher, of Pimperne, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 76, Column 3.

BISHOP

Peter [Frank]

Flight Sergeant 1316336, 272 Squadron, Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve. Died 16th March 1944. Son of Frank William and Muriel Ethel Bishop, of Burton Bradstock, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 14, Column 1.

WILLIAMS

James

Private, Dorsetshire Regiment. - No further information currently available

SPEAK

[Henry] John

Lieutenant (E), HMS Dipper, Royal Navy. Died 11th June 1944. Aged 24. Son of William Henry and Maud Speak, of Burton Bradstock, Dorsetshire. Buried in ST. NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD, HENSTRIDGE, Somerset.

NORTHOVER

Cyril [Charles]

Sergeant 5723964, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 11th June 1944. Aged 31. Son of Joseph and Florence Annie Northover, of Burton Bradstock, Dorsetshire. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 1.

WILLIAMS

Frederick [Henry]

Lance Corporal 5441523, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). Died as a prisoner of the Japanese 18th May 1944. Aged 27. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 14. Row D. Grave 7.

BULMER

[Oscar] Theodore

Captain 87117, 1st Battalion (The Herefordshire Regiment), King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 9th September 1944. Buried in GEEL WAR CEMETERY, Geel, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 7.

PIPER

Nellie [Rose]

Civilian, aged 42. Daughter of Mrs. Dunham, of Bridport, Dorset; wife of George J. Piper, of Central Hotel, Richmond Hill. Died at Central Hotel 23rd May 1943.

And the War Graves in the cemetery
1914-1918

LAWRENCE

Charles

Private (Cyclist) 567, 1/9th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 30th October 1915. Born Woolton Hill, Hampshire, enlisted Whitchurch, Hampshire, resident Highelere, Hampshire. Section G. Grave 2.

MEAD

F

Stoker 1st Class 298357, HMS Formidable, Royal Navy. Died 1st January 1915.

CLAPHAM

A J

Private CH/16398, HMS Formidable, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 1st January 1915.

Last updated 2 October, 2008

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