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CORFE MULLEN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Vernon Masterman 2008

Corfe Mullen War Memorial is sited in Corfe Mullen Cemetery, Dorset, on the Higher Blandford Road (B3074).

Photographs copyright © Vernon Masterman 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN THE PERPETUAL MEMORY
OF THESE BRAVE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
FOR KING AND COUNTRY, RIGHT AND LIBERTY
1914 – 1918.

ARNOLD

Stanley Lionel

Private, 37309, 103 Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), age 20, 28th April 1917. Son of Mrs Frances Arnold, of East End, Corfe Mullen. No known grave commemorated Bay 10 Arras Memorial, France.

BARTLETT

F.A.

No further information currently

CASSIDY

C. Senior

Company Sergeant Major, 3/7820, Somerset Light Infantry, age 60, 13th February 1916, Husband of Ann Cassidy, of Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, Buried 3769 Taunton (St Mary) Cemetery.

CASSIDY

Charles

Private, 16794, 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment, age 24, 19th July 1916, No known grave commemorated Chatby Memorial, Egypt.

CHAFFEY

E.

Private, 20783, 1st/4th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment, 9th November 1916, No known grave commemorated Pier and Face 5A and 5B Thiepval Memorial, France.

ELLIS

Percy Horace James

Lance Serjeant, 200178, 1st/4th Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment, age 23, 2nd August 1916, Son of James and Elizabeth Ellis, of Rose Farm, Broadstone, Dorset. Buried XXI. C. 21. Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.

ELSWORTH

H.

Private, 8509, 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment, age 29, 29th July 1916. Son of Mr E. Elsworth and Mrs Elsworth (stepmother), of The Uplands, Blandford Road, Broadstone, Dorset. Buried XXI. C. 22. Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq.

FIANDER

William Frank

Lance Corporal, 12599, 5th Bn Dorsetshire Regiment, age 21, 1st October 1918. Son of Edward and Annie Phipps Fiander, of Tarrant Keynston, Blandford, Dorset. Buried E.3. Sucrerie Cemetery, Epiony, France.

GOUGE

William Henry George

Gunner, 212461, 460th Bty. 15th Bde. Royal Field Artillery, age 18, 20th September 1917. Only son of William Charles and Alice Augusta Gouge, of "Sulva", East End, Corfe Mullen, Wimbourne. Buried III. C. 19. Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

HOARE

Ernest William

Private, 9736, 10th Bn. Hampshire Regiment, age 25, 21st August 1915, Son of Frederick and Emily Hoare, of 120, Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimbourne. No known grave commemorated Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328. Helles Memorial Turkey.

HOARE

William Stanley

Private, 29016, 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment, age 19, 29th September 1918, Son of James and Elizabeth Hoare, of Mount Pleasant Farm, Corfe Mullen, No known grave commemorated Panel 88 to 90 and 162 Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

HODDINOTT

Sidney Charles

Corporal, 8718, 259th Protection Coy Royal Defence Corps, age 42, 19th July 1918, Husband of Agnes Louisa Hoddinott, of East End, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, buried D. 508. Corfe Mullen Cemetery.

HUMPHRIES

G.

No further information currently

KEEPING

Edward Henry

Lance Corporal, 14798, 1st Bn Dorsetshire Regiment, age 28, 8th May 1916, Son of Mr G. and Mrs E. Keeping, of Tower View, Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, Buried A.14. Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

KENT

Edwin Frank

Lance Corporal, 201591, 1st Bn. London Regiment (Royal Fusillers), age 29, 14th May 1917, Son of Edwin and Mary H. Kent, of 49, Grove Road, Wimbourne , Born at Sturminster Marshall, Wimbourne. Buried C.8. Noreuil Australian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

KETTLE

W.

Private, 8913, 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment, 11th December 1915, Son of John James and Fanny Kettle, of Corfe Mullen, Buried K.24. Kut War Cemetery Iraq.

LLOYD

Reginald Carey

Gunner, 78139, 143rd Seige Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery, age 25, 20th August 1917, Son of Mr and Mrs W. Lloyd, of "Cambria", Victoria Road, Parkstone, Dorset; husband of Margaret Laura Lloyd, of 12 Abbot Road, Winton, Bournemouth. Buried II.J.29. Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium.

MAIDMENT

Jesse

Private, CH/2023/S, 1st R.M.Bn. Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry, age 23, 27th September 1918. Son of Mr H. Maidment, of Candys Lane, Corfe Mullen, Buried IV.D.31. Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

MITCHELL

Herbert Edward

Rifleman, 52587, 16th Royal Irish Rifles, age 18, 4th August 1918, Son of James and Harriet Mitchell, of Pentre Cottage, Upton Poole, Buried A.25. Bleue-Maison Military Cemetery, Eperlecques, Pas de Calais, France.

PARMITER

Aubrey

Private, 35734, 2nd Wiltshire Regiment, age 19, 4th November 1918, Son of Arthur and Tryphena Parmiter, of Bere Heath, Wareham, Dorset, Born Corfe Mullen, Buried II.B.15. Cross Road Cemetery, Fontaine-Au_Bois, Nord, France.

ROTHWELL

J.

No further information currently

SHEPHERD

W.J.

No further information currently

STEVENS

Arthur George

Private, M2/102681, M.T. Royal Army Service Corps att. B Corp Signal Company Royal Engineers, age 27, 14th February 1919, Son of W. Stevens of Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset; husband of Diana Stevens, of 20, Norwood Grove Beverley, Yorks, Buried II.C.18. Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.

SUMPTION

Samuel

Corporal, 299, C Sqdn Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own) age 28, 27th August 1915, Son of Fred and the late Jane Sumption, of Waterloo Cottages Corfe Mullen, Wimborne; Husband of Mabel Alice Keeler Sumption, of 343, Marlboro Road, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. , Was scout Master of the Wimborne Boy Scouts (Wimborne ,Dorset, England,) and organized the first troop in Egypt (at Cario) for which he received a commendation from Sir Robert Baden-Powell. No known grave commemorated Panel 17 and 18 Helles Memorial, Turkey.

SUMPTION

Henry George

2nd Lieutenant , Hampshire Yeomanry (Carabiners) att. 15th Bn Hampshire Regiment, age 28, 15th October 1918, Son of Fred and the late Jane Sumption, of Waterloo Cottages, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne; Buried XXX.E.16. Lijssentheok Military Cemetery, Belgium.

TALBOT

F.J.

Probably. Private, 9899, 6th Dorset Regiment, 24th August 1918, Buried XIV.G.4. Mill Road Cemetery, Thievpal, Somme, France.

PYPER

John William

Lance Corporal, 828, 2nd (Wessex) Field Company Royal Engineers, 10th June 1915, Buried I.B.20. Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Nord, France.

SMITH

E.J.

Gunner, 33402, 123 Seige Bn. Royal Garrison Artillery, 3rd December 1917, Husband of Mrs V.L. Smith, of Spring Cottage, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne. Buried II.C.48. Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, Pas de Calais, France.

SPECK

George Henry

Private, 230627, B Sqdn. 1st/1st Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own), age 23, 20th October 1918, Son of Henry and Ellen Speck, of Candys Lane, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne; husband of Florence May Speck, of 71, St Mary’s Road Watford, Buried E.37. Alexandria Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"

"WE WLL REMEMBER THEM"

ROLL OF HONOUR

THOSE OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR
1939- 1945

ARNOLD

George

Leading Seaman, P/JX 155322, H.M.S. Zetland, age 26, 15th December 1942, Son of George and Alice Arnold; husband of Kitty Rosemary Arnold, of Bournemouth, Hants. Buried Bone War Cemetery Annaba, Algeria. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 13.

COX

G

No further information currently

DALTON

Alison Saidee Fitzgerald

Leading Wren, 25497, Woman’s Royal Naval Service, H.M.S. Tana, age 20, 1st February 1945. Daughter of Louis Fitzgerald Verity Dalton and Saidee Mary Dalton, of Broadstone, Dorset, Buried Prot Service Plot R.M. Grave 39. Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery Kenya.

FOOT

Charles

Leading Stoker, P/KX 78302, H.M.S. Hood, age 32, 24th May 1941, Son of Charles and Lillian Mary Foot; husband of Dorothy Rosa Jane Foot, of Corfe Mullen, Lost at sea on H.M.S. Hood commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

FULLER

Clifford Harry

Pilot Officer, 44713, 219 Sqdn. Royal Air Force, age 24, 24th May 1941, Buried P. 313. Corfe Mullen Cemetery.

HARTNELL

Albert Ernest

Chief Petty Officer, P/J 52807,H.M.S. Fidelity, Royal Navy, age 42, 1st January 1943,Son of William Ernest and Sarah Ann Hartnell; Husband of Victoria Ena Hartnell, of Corfe Mullen, Commemorated Panel 73 Col 1, Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

HECKFORD

Norman Robert George

Private, 5499353, 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment, age 23, 3rd December 1942,Son of Matthew George and Bessie Heckford; husband of May Bessie Heckford, of Corfe Mullen, No known grave commemorated Face 22, Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisa.

HOPKINS

W.

No further information currently

JEWER

Sydney Alfred

Corporal, PO/X 2009, Royal Marines, H.M.S. Royal Oak, 14th October 1939, Son of Frederick Charles and Ethel May Jewer, of Corfe Mullen, Lost at sea commemorated Panel 36 Col 1, Portsmouth Naval Memorial

JORDAN

Victor Samuel

Able Seaman, C/J 109236, H.M.S. Avenger, age 34, 15th November 1942, Son of Arthur William and Charlotte Jordan, of Corfe Mullen. Lost at sea commemorated 54.3 Chatham Memorial

LOWMAN

Charles William David

Private, 5525908, 1st Bn. Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), age 27, 4th July 1944, Oakley F. and Edith Lowman, of Corfe Mullen, Buried IX.E.11. Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.

MERCER

Albert Edward Stone

Chief Petty Officer, P/J 25751, H.M.S. Pyramus, Royal Navy, age 47, 20th March 1944, William John and Kate Alice Mercer; husband of Lily Cissie Mercer, of Wimborne, also served 1914-18, Buried Plot P Row 2 Grave 54 Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery

MURPHY

Robert Frank

Flying Officer, 44071, Royal Air Force, age 30, 18th December 1941, Son of Archibald Frank and Maud Eliza Murphy, of Bournemouth, Euro Graves Plot 49 Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.

PLANTARD

John Peter

Corporal, 5728810, 2nd Dorsetshire Regiment, age 26, 2nd May 1944, Son of Etienne Jean and Agnes Elizabeth Plantard, of Corfe Mullen, Buried Coll Grave &.D.5-13. Kohima War Cemetery, India.

RIGGS

William Lewis George

Private, 5723354, , 2nd Dorsetshire Regiment, age 31, 26th May 1940, Son of Charles Percy and Alice Mary Riggs, of Corfe Mullen, Buried Grave 129 Beuvry Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

SHEPPARD

Edward

Marine, Ply/21767, H.M.S. Capetown, age 39, 11th April 1941, Son of Thomas and Amy Sheppard: husband of Dorothy Anna Sheppard, of Wool, Dorset, Buried 2.D.15. Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan.

SIBLEY

Arthur Bertie

Able Seaman, P/228488, H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy, age 55, 21st May 1942, son of Levi and Mary Sibley, Buried Sec P. 314. Corfe Mullen Cemetery.

TAIT

Lionel Stanley Cross

Serjeant (Obs), 1312832, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, age 20, 1st September 1942, Son of Ivy Tait, adopted nephew of Dorothy Dunn, of Corfe Mullen, Buried Sec P. Grave 315. Corfe Mullen Cemetery.

WADHAM

William John

Able Seaman, D/JX 145164, H.M.S. Courageous, Royal Navy, age 19, 17th September 1939, Son of William Thomas and Florence Mabel Wadham, of Wimborne, Lost a sea commemorated Panel 33 Col 3 Plymouth Naval Memorial.

DARBY

Percy Edward

Aircraftsman 1st Class, 1296774, age 22, 26th November 1944, Son of George and Lily Darby, of Corfe Mullen, Buried S.A.2. Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia.

Also

BEST

Jessie [May]

Civilian, aged 38, died 25th May 1942, of West Lea, Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne. Wife of Albert Reginald George Best. Died at West Lea, Wareham Road.

BAILEY

A.W.J.

No further information currently

HEATH

E.

possibly Edward Stanley Heath, Civilian,aged 46, died 27th March 1941, husband of Lily Blanche Heath, of Cosy Cot, Cornwall Road. Died at Bourne Valley Gas Works.

HUSTINGS

Thomas [William]

Civilian, aged 53, died 27th March 1941, of The Knoll Laundry, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne. Died at Bourne Valley Gas Works.

Last updated 30 December, 2015

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