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CHARLTON MARSHALL WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Vernon Masterman 2008

The Charlton Marshall War Memorial is situated in the grounds of St Mary the Virgin that is on the Bournemouth Road A350 near to Blandford Forum with the River Stour flowing nearby. The current church cemetery is 800 yds along Church Lane, which is on the other side of the road opposite the church

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN GRATITUDE TO THOSE
WHO DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.
THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO
THE BRAVE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

BALL

A

probably Arthur BALL, Corporal 10490, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Blandford, enlisted Bridgend, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 35 to 37.

BELL

Harry

Private 14758, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th July 1915. Born Salsibury, Wiltshire, enlisted Blandford, resident Charlton Marshall. Buried in Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row J. Grave 16.

BUTT

John

Private 5415, 2nd/1st Battalion, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 19th July 1916. Aged 23. Son of Frederick and Ann Butt of Hilton, Blandford, Dorset. Buried Laventie Military Cemetery. La Gorgue, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 1.

CAINES

F

Private probably Frederic Henry CAINES, Private 44712, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 19th May 1917. Born Sturminster, enlisted Shepherd's Bush, London. Formerly 51392, Welch Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

COURAGE

George

Lance Corporal 27832, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 15th September 1918. Enlisted and resident Blandford. Formerly 15076, Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried V.C.1 St Vaast Post Military Cemetery. Richebourg-L’Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.

COURAGE

Harry

Private 9693 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment died 1st July 1916 age 23, son of Tom and Amelia Courage of The Close Charlton Marshall, Blandford Dorset. No known grave, commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.

DENNETT

Edward

Private 3/7704, 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdomn 25th December 1914. Born Charlton Marshall, enlisted Blandford. Buried to the left of the entrance path in Charlton Marshall Church cemetery.

FOOT

Frederick William

Private. PO/1711(S), 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died as P.O.W. 1st August 1918. Draft for British Eexpeditionary Force from 28th February 1917 until 28th April 1917 when he was taken Prisoner of War. Husband of Mary Foot, of Newtown, Charlton Marshall, Blandford, Dorset. Commemorated and buried Malbork Memorial, Poland.

Note: The Malbork Memorial forms the entrance to Malbork War Cemetery and commemorates 39 First World War casualties buried in Heilsberg Prisoners of War Cemetery (changed in 1953 to Lidsbark War Cemetery) where their graves could no longer be maintained.

KERLEY

William James

Private 14762, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 8th September 1917. Born Winfrith, enlisted Blandford, resident Charlton Marshall. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Section P. Plot III. Row E. Grave 10B.

LEGG

Wilfred [John]

Driver T/325872, 1st Cavalry Reserve Park, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 9th November 1918. Aged 26. Born Pulham, Dorset, enlisted Warminster, resident Blandford. Brother of C. G. Legg, of Birch Close, nr. Blandford, Dorset. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 34.

MABEY

William George

Private 31742, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, transferred to 465344, Labour Corps. Died 15th February 1919. Buried to the right of the entrance path in Charlton Marshall Church cemetery.

MARTIN

Bertie [Frank]

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 7171, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 26. Born Charlton, enlisted Blandford. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. Martin, of Charlton Marshall; husband of Gladys L. Jackson (formerly Martin), of 8, Sopers Lane, Christchurch, Hants. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, France. Plot XXVII. Row B. Grave 5.

RIGGS

John Dennis

Private probably Private 1180, Dorset Yeomanry. Died 21st August 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 27. Enlisted Sheftesbury (sic). Son of John and Fannie Riggs of Tollard Royal, Salisbury; husband of Alice R. Riggs of Hillside, Manswood, Wimbourne. Commemorated Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. Panel 17 and 18.

1939-1945

COX

Sidney George

Private probably 14420679 8th Parachute Regiment Army Air Corp died 6th June 1944 age 19, son of Samuel George and Ida May Cox of Tadley Hampshire, buried V.B.1-22 Ranville War Cemetery Normandy. France.

EDWARDS

Kenneth Cyril

Sergeant probably 1795958. 75 Battery .44 Light A.A. Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died 5th May 1945 age 32. Commemorated Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

LANNING

George Henry

Private 14273575. 1st Battalion Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment) died 30th January 1944 age 27, son of Frederic and Florence Lanning; husband of Iris Lanning of Charlton Marshall. Buried I.B.10. Anzio War Cemetery. Italy.

MAIDMENT

Reginald

Private 5727034 2nd Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment died 27th April 1944 age 26, son of Frank and Florence Maidment of Charlton Marshall Dorset. Buried Kohima War Cemetery.

READ

Leslie Walter

Aircraftsman 1st Class 1296836. 211Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve died 30th November 1944 age 23. Son of Frederick and F.L. Read of Charlton Marshall Dorset. No known grave, commemorated Singapore Memorial.

RIGGS

George Francis Arthur John

Lance Corporal2321880 Royal Corp of Signals died 27th April 1941 age 27. Son of Arthur James Riggs and Emily Jane Riggs of Blandford Forum Dorset. No known grave commemorated on Athens Memorial Greece.

ROGERS

William Albert

Private 5733780. 2nd Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment died 27th April 1944 age 23. Son of Mr and Mrs George Rogers stepson of Rose Emily Rogers of Blandford Dorset. Buried 7.B.12 Kohima War Cemetery.

CYPRUS 1956

WALKER

Samuel James Gresham

Lieutenant 433260, Royal Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in ambush by automatic fire from EOKA Terrorist at Phrenaros Cyprus 27th March 1956. Aged 32.

Last updated 3 November, 2009

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