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CORFE CASTLE WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards

The church is in the town centre and stands in the shadow of the castle ruin

Photographs copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards

Photographs BELOW and GRAVESTONES Copyright © Vernon Masterman 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE
MEN CONNECTED WITH BUSHEY
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR, 1914-1918

BATTRICK Leopold James

[James L on memorial] Private 17393, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 2nd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Bushey, enlisted Dorchester, resident Corfe Castle. Son of Jesse and Emily Battrick, of Corfe Castle, Dorset. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XXII. D. 6A. See also Corfe Castle.

BEST Albert John

Corporal 29489, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 16 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and enlisted Corfe Castle. Son of E. and F. Best, of Thrashers Lane, Corfe Castle, Dorset. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIALZonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162. See also Corfe Castle.

ROBERTS Evan

Corporal 15100, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Thursday 6th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Dolgelley, Merioneth. Husband of Frances Lily Roberts, of Bushey Dairy, Corfe Castle, Dorset. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIALPas de Calais, France. Panel 50 to 52. See also Corfe Castle.

WINDEBANK David W

[Listed as William David Windebank on CWGC] Leading Stoker [Stoker 1st Class] 311130, H.M. S/M. "C.33.", Royal Navy. Died Thursday 5th August 1915. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 8. See also Corfe Castle.

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF CORFE
CASTLE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR, 1914-1918

BATTRICK James L

[James L on memorial] Private 17393, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 2nd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Born Bushey, enlisted Dorchester, resident Corfe Castle. Son of Jesse and Emily Battrick, of Corfe Castle, Dorset. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave XXII. D. 6A. See also Bushey.

BEST Albert John

Corporal 29489, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 16 August 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born and enlisted Corfe Castle. Son of E. and F. Best, of Thrashers Lane, Corfe Castle, Dorset. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIALZonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162. See also Bushey.

BRINTON Arthur Joseph

Private 3286, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 6th September 1916 in Mesopotamia. Age 41. Born and enlisted Corfe Castle. Son of Charles and Eliza Brinton. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave V. F. 2.

BURDEN Albert J

Either Albert Burden, Private 17706, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 7th November 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Wimborne, enlisted Poole. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B. or Albert John Burden, Able Seaman 221360, H.M.S. "Queen Mary.", Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 31st May 1916. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 12.

CATTLE Joseph

Private 25551, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in England Saturday 28th April 1917. Age 35. Born Corfe Castle, enlisted Bournemouth. Son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Cattle; husband of Mabel Cattle, of 190, Spring Rd., Springborne, Bournemouth. Buried in OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Grave I1. 84.

CATTLE Thomas Robert

Private 7864, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 28th September 1915 in Mesopotamia. Born Corfe Castle, enlisted Poole, resident Branksome. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave N. 1.

CHURCHILL Fredrick

Private 36102, 45th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 10th May 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and enlisted Ower Quay, Dorset, resident Poole. Son of Ellen Chaffey, of West Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave IV. H. IIB.

COOPER Victor Travers

Second Lieutenant, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Friday 22nd June 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 20. Son of George and Caroline Cooper, of Chapel Cottage, Corfe Castle, Dorset. Buried in RED CROSS CORNER CEMETERY, BEUGNY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I. C. 4.

COTTRELL Joseph

Gunner 162962, 12th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in Egypt Tuesday 26th March 1918. Born Corfe Castle, enlisted Poole. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave O. 64.

COTTRELL William

[Spelt COTTERELL on SDGW] Lance Sergeant 6971, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 26th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born and resident Corfe Castle, enlisted Wareham. Son of Charles Cottrell, of Corfe Castle; husband of Millicent Cottrell, of West St., Corfe Castle, Dorset. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.

DAY Alfred Harry

Private 10073, "D" Company, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9th August 1915 in Gallipoli. Age 27. Born Corfe Castle, enlisted Wareham. Son of Charles and Sarah Day, of Corfe Castle, Dorset. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 136 to 139.

FURMAGE Henry James

Private 14992, 100th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds Monday 21st August 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident corfe castle, enlisted Dorechester. Foremerly 15622, Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Grave III. F. 23.

GUNSTEN John Henry

[Listed as Henry John Gunsten on SDGW and CWGC] Driver 87469, Ammunition Park, Royal Field Artillery. Died Sunday 14th May 1916 in Mesopotamia. Born Swanage, enlisted Bournemouth. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Grave XVII. J. 3.

GUNSTEN Joseph W

No further information available currently.

HATCHARD James

Petty Officer Stoker 277869, H.M.S. "Dolphin", Royal Navy. Died Saturday 8th April 1916 . Age 44. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave E. 25. 6.

HATCHARD William

Leading Stoker 297916, H.M.S. "Bulwark.", Royal Navy. Died Thursday 26th November 1914. Age 31. Husband of Rosie Hatchard, of 4, Norman Rd., Southsea, Hants. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 4.

HEATH Richard [George]

Sergeant 1040, "C" Company, 6th Battalion, Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Killed in action Tuesday 10th August 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 28. Born Wareham, enlisted Salsibury. Son of James and Sarah Heath, of 37, Church St., Wareham, Dorset. Formerly 13426, Wiltshire Regiment. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 184 and 185.

KITCATT Ernest Edwin

Private 523576, Labour Corps. Died in England Monday 20th May 1918. Born and resident Corfe Castle, enlisted Dorchester. Buried in RINGWOOD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave O. 153.

MARSHALLSAY Sidney Charles

Private 11024, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 2nd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Corfe Castle, enlisted Wareham. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.

MARTYN William John

Private 80837, 47th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 30th July 1918 in FRance & Flanders. Age 27. Enlisted Weymouth, resident Wareham. Son of Eustace and Lilian Martyn, of Weymouth; husband of Emma Lainsbury Wilson (formerly Martyn), of "Arrochar," Belmont Crescent, Maidenhead. Buried in ROYALLIEU FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, COMPIEGNE, Oise, France. Grave G. I. 10.

MILLER Henry John

probably: Stoker 1st Class 300159, H.M.S. "Gaillardia.", Royal Navy. Died Friday 22nd March 1918. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 29.

OSBORNE Henry [Edwards]

Prtivate 355766, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds Monday 17th December 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Abingdon, Berks, enlisted Corfe Castle. Son of Henry Clarke Osborne and Ellen Wilhelmina Osborne. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave III. G. 16.

PAINE Wilfred Clarence

Private 10682, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 16th February 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Corfe Castle, enlisted Ryde, Isle of White. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

PARK Robert

Private 10030, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Saturday 21st August 1915 at Gallipoli. Born Milborne St Andrews, enlisted Wareham, resident Hinton Parva. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 136 to 139.

PARKER Herbert Thomas

Lance Sergeant 29555, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Corfe Castle. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

RAWLES Edwin G

No further information available currently.

ROBERTS Evan

Corporal 15100, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Thursday 6th July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Dolgelley, Merioneth. Husband of Frances Lily Roberts, of Bushey Dairy, Corfe Castle, Dorset. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIALPas de Calais, France. Panel 50 to 52. See also Bushey.

SCADDEN William

Acting Bombardier 31006, 59th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds Sunday 14th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born and resident Corfe Castle, enlisted Dorchester. Son of William Scadden, of 94, East St., Corfe Castle, Dorset. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. D. 13.

SHUTTLEWORTH Herbert [John]

Acting Corporal 14091, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 12th July 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born Corfe Castle, enlisted St Paul's Churchyard, Middlesex. Brother of Mrs. E. E. Goodchild Meering, of "Mons," 21, Weymouth Rd., Parkstone, Dorset. Born at Corfe Castle, Dorset. Commemorated on Trench Railway Cemetery Memorial 85, PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

STOCKLEY Albert

Gunner 73399, 258th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Monday 19th April 1920. Age 41. Born at Corfe Castle, Dorset. Husband of Florence Maud Stockley, of 5, Manswell's Lane, Swanage. Buried in NORTHBROOK CEMETERY, SWANAGE, Dorset. Grave F. "U." 24.

TOOP Albert Edward

[Listed as TROOP on SDGW] Private 307238, 1st/8th Territorial Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 18th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Enlisted Wareham, resident Corfe Castle. Son of James and Elizabeth Mary Toop, of Westholme, Dorset. Buried in MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Italy. Plot 3. Row A. Grave 8.

TRENT Edwin John

Private 49088, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Tuesday 26th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 32. Born Corfe Castle, enlisted Bournemouth. Son of Alfred Trent, of West St., Corfe Castle, Dorset; husband of E. D. Higginson (formerly Trent), of 164, Stockwell Park Rd., Brixton, London. Formerly 4/072679, Royal Army Service Corps. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 54 to 56.

WHITE Arthur William

Corporal 10373, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 17th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Bere Regis, enlisted Dorchester, resident Corfe Castle. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.

WINDEBANK David W

[Listed as William David Windebank on CWGC] Leading Stoker [Stoker 1st Class] 311130, H.M. S/M. "C.33.", Royal Navy. Died Thursday 5th August 1915. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 8. See also Bushey.

IN PROUD AND
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY

1939-1945

ALLEN Roy Charles

Either Lieutenant 346093, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve attached 482 Field Company, Royal Bombay Sappers & Miners. Died Monday 17th June 1946. Age 20. Son of William Gordon and Dora Mary Allen, of West Mersea, Essex. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Grave 7. H. 8. or Able Seaman P/JX 132666, H.M.S. Achates, Royal Navy. Died Friday 25th July 1941. Age 29. Son of Percival C. and Edith Allen; husband of Gwendoline Lilian Allen. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 47, Column 1.

BATLEY Francis William Yorke

Lieutenant (E), H.M.S. Perseus, Royal Navy. Died Monday 17th September 1945. Age 26. Son of William Yorke Batley and Frances Grace Batley, of Boscombe, Hampshire. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 6, Panel 1.

BURDEN William Henry

Private 1063793, Army Catering Corps attached Royal Artillery. Died Sunday 15th October 1944. Age 37. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave V. B. 14.

DOMINEY Philip

Sapper 2014773, 1 (Airborne) Sqdn., Royal Engineers. Died Monday 25th June 1945. Buried in BERGEN (MOLLENDAL) CHURCH CEMETERY, Norway. Grave D. 6.

ELFORD Gerald James

Leading Stoker P/KX 90482, H.M.S. Vortigern, Royal Navy. Died Sunday 15th March 1942. Age 24. Son of Harry and Frances Alice Elford, of Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 68, Column 1.

HONOUR Stanley James

Flight Sergeant 1319886, Air Bomber, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Saturday 29th July 1944. Age 23. Son of Percy Eli and Amy Elizabeth Honour, of Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire. Buried in CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY, ESSEGNEY, Vosges, France. Plot 2. Row A. Collective grave 18-19.

MITCHELL Edwin Leading Seaman P/SSX 17981, H.M.S. Vernon, Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 26th January 1944. Age 25. Son of Ralph and Ruth Mitchell, of Corfe Castle. Buried in GOD'S ACRE BURIAL GROUND, CORFE CASTLE, Dorset.
MORRIS Ralph Brettell

Sergeant 741251, 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Wednesday 12th February 1941. Son of Raleigh Williamson Morris, and of Marrion Morris, of Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 49.

MURCH Kenneth Norman

Private 14406876, 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died Monday 4th September 1944. Age 20. Buried in MONTECCHIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave II. E. 18.

MUNDY Douglas Charles

No further information available currently.

PAINE John Alfred

Guardsman 2663308, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died on MOnday 23rd April 1945. Buried in ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Collective grave II, E, 14-16.

PAYNE Clifford Harold James

Leading Aircraftman 1410042, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 9th April 1943. Age 20. Son of Arthur Joseph and Margaret Payne, of Stoborough, Dorsetshire. Buried in ST. NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD, NORTH COTES, Lincolnshire. Grave 37.

RIDDLE Milton Victor

Sergeant 1323687, 102 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 9th November 1942. Son of Edwin and Julia Riddle; husband of C. Riddle, of Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 92.

SPICER Walter John

Driver T/113488, 1 Motor Amb. Convoy., Royal Army Service Corps. Died Tuesday 28th May 1940. Age 21. Son of Alfred Charles and Louisa Annie Spicer. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 139.

STEPHENS Albert George William

Signalman 2358064, Royal Corps of Signals. Died Friday 31st January 1941. Age 29. Son of Frederick and Ella Stephens, of Eastleigh, Hampshire; husband of Dorothy Grace Stephens, of Eastleigh. Buried in GOD'S ACRE BURIAL GROUND, CORFE CASTLE, Dorset. Row E. Grave 12.

STOCKLEY Edwin Roy Marsh

Lance Corporal 5727922, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died Wednesday 8th September 1943. Age 26. Son of Laurie and Rose Stockley, of Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Grave V. D. 17.

STOCKLEY Joseph Bertie

Sergeant 5728097, 347 Battery, 105 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Friday 16th April 1943. Age 23. Son of Robert George and Maud Elizebeth Stockley; husband of Betty Stockley. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Grave 1. E. 12.

THOMAS Ralph Brian

possibly: Ralph Thomas, Leading Seaman C/SSX 25692, H.M. Submarine Porpoise, Royal Navy. Died Tuesday 16th January 1945. Age 26. Son of David Arthur and May Thomas; husband of Irene Thomas, of Aintree, Lancashire. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 80, 2.

THOMAS Dennis Roy

No further information available currently.

WHITE Ernest Charles

Gunner 1565161, 195 Battery, 65 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died Monday 19th January 1942. Age 26. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 38.

    Plaque on church wall
WILSON John MacDonald Courthorpe

Captain 95635, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Born 14th June 1920. Killed in action near Medjez-el-Bab, Tunisia 21st April 1943. Age 22. Son of Lt.-Col. Macdonald Wilson and Dorothy Wilson; husband of Janet Maude Dru Wilson, of Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Grave 1. D. 1.

Photographs copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards

Buried in Gods Acre, Corfe Castle but not on memorial
STOCKLEY Albert William

Private 291363, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 1st April 1920. Aged 23. Son of Henry Frank Stockley, of Chapel House, Corfe Castle. His brother George also fell. Buried in the SW part, against the main path of CORFE CASTLE OLD CHURCH CEMETERY

STOCKLEY George
Driver 1629, 3rd/6th Hampshire battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 20th June 1916. Son of Henry Frank Stockly, of Chapel House, Corfe Castle. His brother A W Stockley also fell. Buried in the SW part, against the main path of CORFE CASTLE OLD CHURCH CEMETERY

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