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DORCHESTER HOLY TRINITY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2009
research Martin Edwards

The memorial takes the form of a stone tablet, carved in relief with angel carrying a furled flag, on the wall of the Catholic Church of Holy Trinity, High East Street, Dorchester. The names are listed on the left of the memorial in order of the date of death but have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading and research. There are 38 names listed for World War 1 only.

Photograph Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2009

To the Glory of God and
in proud memory of these
members of our Church & Parish
who died for us in the Great War

ANDREWS Charles George Williams
Captain, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 28 October 1914. Born 16 May 1878 in Dorchester. Mentioned in Despatches. Served in Malta 5 July 1898 to 26 September 1899; in South Africa from 27 September 1899. Fought in the South African (Boer) War 1899-1902. Married Diana Marian Agnes Norrington at Compton Gifford Emmanuel, Plymouth 30 November 1905. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Dorchester, son of George J W and Katherine Andrews, resident Trinity Street, Dorchester Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, Captain H.M.'s Army, married to Diana Marian Agnes Williams Andrews, resident Brooklands, Headley, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.
ANGELL Herbert Stewart
Lance Corporal 418747, 42nd Battalion (Canadian Highlanders), Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 2 June 1916. Born 25 September 1888 in Salsibury. Next of kin Sarah Angell, of 8 High East Street, Dorchester. Engineer by trade. Unmarried. Attested 29 April 1915 in Montreal, Canada aged 26 years 7 months, height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 39 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 186 - 51. See also Dorchester St Peter
BIGGS John Mayo
Private G/48639, 23rd Battalion, (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 40. Born Dorchester, enlisted Hemel Hempstead, baptised 22 Noveber 1878 in Dorchester. Son of Thomas Strange Biggs and Annie Biggs, of "St. Ives", 4, Cornwall Rd., Dorchester, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
CARUTHERS-LITTLE Arthur [William Palling]
Captain and Adjutant, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action [SDGW states 11th] 7 August 1915. Aged 30. Son of Colonel J. C. and Mrs. Caruthers-Little, of Pitchcombe House, Stroud, Glos.; husband of Olive Murray (nee Lannoy-Tweedie) Caruthers-Little, of Calder, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham; married 1915 in Dorchester, Dorset. Matriculated 1902 Queen's College, Oxford University. No known grave. Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 137 to 140.
CHADWICK Frederick James
Captain, 104th Wellesley's Rifles, Indian Army. Died of wounds recieved in action 13 April 1915. Aged 31. Son of Col. E. F. Chadwick and Mrs. Amy Chadwick, of 6, Springfield Place, Bath. Brother of Captain Edward William Chadwick, R.G.A. and Second Lieutenant Richard Markham Chadwick, R.G.A. [see below]. Native of Chetnole, Dorset. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row C. Grave 14.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officer Died in the Great War 1914-1916, Volume 2, page 82:

CAPTAIN FREDERICK JAMES CHADWICK, 104th WELLESLEY'S RIFLES, INDIAN ARMY, born at Chetnole, Dorsetshire, on the 31st August, 1883, was the eldest son of the late Colonel E. F. Chadwick, formerly of the 33rd Duke of Wellington's Regiment.

He was educated at Cheltenham and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, and, after passing, in August, 1903, for the Indian Army, was attached for a year to the 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, at Poona. He was posted to the Indian Army in November, 1904, becoming Lieutenant in November, 1905, and served with his regiment in the Mekran Gun-running Expedition of 1911. He was promoted Captain in August. 1912. The 104th formed part of the Indian Expeditionary Force, which went to the Persian Gulf in November, 1914. Captain Chadwick was mentioned in Despatches (published in India in February, 1915) "for gallantry," and was recommended for reward. He was also mentioned in Sir John Nixon's Despatch, published by the War Office in April, 1916. He was mortally wounded near Shaiba, Mesopotamia, on the 13th April, 1915, while leading his machine-gun section, and died the same day. His youngest brother, 2nd Lieutenant R. M. Chadwick, Royal Garrison Artillery, was killed near Bethune a month later.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page 75:

CHADWICK, FREDERICK JAMES, Capt., 104th Wellesley Rifles, Indian Army, eldest s. of the late Col. Edward Frederick Chadwick, 33rd (Duke of Wellington's) Regt., by his wife, Amy (Westfield, Dorchester), yst. dau. of the late Rev. Charles Torkington; b. Chetnole, co. Dorset, 81 Aug. 1883; educ. Connaught House. Weymouth, Cheltenham College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 19 Aug. 1903, and attd. for a year to the 59th Foot, then stationed at Poona ; was appointed to the 104th Wellesley Rifles in Nov. 1904, being promoted Lieut. 19 Nov. 1905, and after serving with his regt. in the Mekran (gun-running) Expedition of 1911, Capt. 19 Aug. 1912. He died of wounds received the same day while leading his machine gun section at the Battle of Shaiba, Mesopotamia, 13 April, 1915; buried at Shaiba; unm. Capt. Chadwick was mentioned in Despatches [published in India in Feb. 1915] "for gallantry," and recommended for reward. His yst. brother, 2nd Lieut. R. M. Chadwick, died of wounds, 13 May, 1915 (see following notice).

CHADWICK Richard Markham

[Listed as Richard Markbarn Chadwick on CWGC] Second Lieutenant, 11th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 13 May 1915. Aged 20. Son of Col. Edward F. Chadwick (Duke of Wellington's Regt.) and Amy (his wife), of Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset. Brother of Frederick James Chadwick (see above). Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 12.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page 75:

CHADWICK, RICHARD MARKHAM, 2nd Lieut., 11th Siege Battery, R.G.A., 3rd and yst. s. of the late Col. Edward Frederick Chadwick, 33rd (Duke of Wellington's) Regt., etc. (see preceding notice); b. Chetnole, co. Dorset, 20 Nov. 1894; educ. Connaught House, Weymouth; Wellington College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Garrison Artillery, 19 Dec. 1913; joined the 10th Coy. R.G.A. at Spike Island, Feb. 1914; went to Lydd for a Siege Course in Dec., and left for France with the 11th Siege Battery towards the end of April, 1915; he was seriously wounded while on observation duty for his battery, and died the following day, near Bethune, France, 13 May, 1915; buried Bethune; unm.

COLLINS William G
Private 10148, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21 August 1915. Aged 29. Born Charminster, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Mrs. E. M. Collins, of 26, Colliton St., Dorchester. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 137 to 140.
COOK Harry
Private 38198, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 April 1918. Born and resident Dorchester, Dorset, enlisted Bristol. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.
CURTIS Charles James
Lance Corporal 20494, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Aged 19. Born Piddlehinton, Dorchester, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Thomas Chambers Curtis and Eliza Hannah Curtis, of 5, Maud Rd., Victoria Park, Dorchester. Formerly 9710, Somerset Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.
CURTIS William Sidney
Private 200611, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 22 November 1915. Aged 23. Born West Fordington, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Thomas Chambers Curtis and Eliza Hannah Curtis, of 5, Maud Rd., Victoria Park, Dorchester. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63.
DRAKE H
Private, Devonshire Regiment. Died 9 May 1915. No further information currently available
EASLEY Percy Haskett
Private 10142, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment attached 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment [service record]. Killed in action 4 September 1916. Born 1893 in Dorchester and enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Edward Walter Easley, of 12 West Walk, Dorchester. A Groom by trade. Attested 27 August 1914 at Dorchester aged 21 years 8 months. Posted to 5th Battalion 1 September 1914, appointed Lance Corporal 7 September 1914, promoted Corporal 3 November 1914, tried by court martial 12 April 1915 and sentenced to be reduced to the ranks 13 April 1915 (fighting with a Private Stevens6 April 1915), posted 3rd Battalion 6 May 1916 and 6th Battalion 1 July 1916. Height 5 feet 10½ inches, weight 156 lbs, chest 38 inches. He suffered from Diabetes, in hospital with Myalgia 4 August 1916 to 11 August 1916. Served in the Mediterranean 1 July to 19 December 1915, in France from 1 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.
FOSTER Richard Hodder
Sergeant 31996, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died 12 November 1918. Aged 36. Born 1882 in Dorchester, Dorset. Husband of Margaret Jane (nee Scard) Foster, of 15, Prospect Terrace, Dorchester; married 23 January 1910 at Dorchester, Holy Trinity. Wounded in the right arm, aged 35, transferred from No 11 Casualty Clearing Station to hospital (24 A.T.) 4 October 1917. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, son of James and Louisa Foster, born Dorchester, a scholar, resident Princes Street, The Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, son of James and Louisa Foster, born Dorchester, a Doctor's Boy, resident 11, Princes Street, Dorchester, Dorchester St Peter, Dorset. Buried in DORCHESTER CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave reference: 1909/2 "C.".
GIBBS George
Private 201742, 2nd Battalion [1/4th Battalion SDGW], Dorsetshire Regiment attached to 1st Armoured Motor Brigade. H.Q., Machine Gun Corps (Motors). Died in India 23 May 1918. Aged 24. Born Alton Pancras, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Mrs. Fanny Gibbs, of 19, Trinity St., Dorchester. Buried Peshawar (Right) B.C. XXV. 728.). Commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India. Face 23.
HAIG BROWN Alan Roderick
Lieutenant Colonel, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 25 March 1918. Son of the late Rev. Canon Haig-Brown, Master of Charterhouse; husband of Violet Mary (nee Pope) Haig-Brown; married in Dorchester, Holy Trinity, 31 March 1907. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). In the 1901 census he was aged 23, born Goldalming, Surrey, a Schoolmaster, resident Charterhouse, London, Middlesex, son of Rev. Canon Haig-Brown. Buried at ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 3. See also Dragon School War Memorial, Oxford and also Charterhouse WW1 War Memorial, Godalming, Surrey

Extract from The Distinguished Service Order 1916-1923, page 259:

HAIG-BROWN, A. R. (D.S.O. L.G. 4.6.17); y. s. of late Rev. Canon Haig-Brown , Master Charterhouse; m. Le Violet Mary, d. of A. Pope; one s.; two d.; educ. at Charterhouse and Cambridge; represented Pembroke College for running and cricket; he was the author of "Sporting Sonnets," "My Game Book" and "The O.T.C. in the Great War." For nearly nine years he commanded ther Lancing College O.T.C. Col. Haig-Brown became Second-in-Command of a service battalion of the Middlesex Regiment. He was afterwards promoted to Lt. Col. of the same battalion. He was killed in action 25.3.18.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

HAIG-BROWN Alan Roderick of Lancing College Shoreham Sussex lieutenant-colonel 23rd battalion Middlesex Regiment D.S.O. died 25 March 1918 in France or Belgium on active service Probate London 19 July to Violet Mary Haig-Brown widow.
Effects £166 4s. 8d.
HARE John Reginald
Private 43877, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died of wounds 1 August 1917. Aged 23. Born Pimlico, London and Middlesex, enlisted Whitehall. Son of Walter and Lavinia Hare, of 16, High West Street, Dorchester. Formerly 8406, 18th Battalion, London Regiment. Enlisted 12 January 1917 in Whitehall, London S.W., aged 22, as 594454, 19th (Reserve) Battalion, London Regiment, joined 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 19 May 1917. Formerly a Police Constable. Height 5 feet 9 inches, weight 144lbs, chest 37 inches. He was resident at 91 Westbourne Street, Sloane Square, London S.W. when he attested. Suffered from Gas Poisoning 23 July 1917. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 13.
HILL Walter Edward
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, Prince Of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 September 1914. Aged 22. Son of the Rev. Canon C. Rowland Hill and Mrs. E. M. Hill of 19, Glendinning Avenue, Weymouth. Born at Dorchester. Buried in SOUPIR CHURCHYARD, Aisne, France. Row B. Grave 1.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officer Died in the Great War 1914-1916, Volume 1, page 186-187:

LIEUTENANT WALTER EDWARD HILL, 3rd BATTN. NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGT., was the only son of the late Canon Rowland Hill, Rector of Holy Trinity, Dorchester, and was born on the 6th September, 1892.

He was educated at Durnford House, Langton Matravers, Dorsetshire, and Winchester College.

He was for three years in the North Staffordshire 3rd Battn. (Special Reserve), being promoted Lieutenant in April, 1913, and was attached to the 1st Battalion of the regiment on the outbreak of the war, proceeding with it to the Continent.

He was killed at the Battle of the Aisne on the 25th September, 1914.

Lieutenant Hill was a member of the Cavendish Club and of two automobile clubs.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page 186:

HILL, WALTER EDWARD, Lieut., 3rd Battn. North Staffordshire Regt., only s. of the late Rev. Charles Rowland Haydock Hill, Rector of Holy Trinity, Dorchester, and Canon of Salisbury, by his wife, Ellen Maria (68, King's Gate Street, Winchester), 2nd dau. of Hon. Edward Bennet Wrottesley [5th s. of John, 1st Baron Wrottesley]; b. Dorchester, co. Dorset, 6 Sept. 1892; educ. Winchester; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Special Reserve, 3 May, 1911, and promoted Lieut. 17 April, 1913; went to France 8 Sept. 1914, and was killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne, 25 Sept. 1914 ; unm. Bured in Soupir Churchyard.

HUGHES ONSLOW Denzil
Major, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 July 1916. Aged 52. Born 20 December 1863. Son of the late Henry John and Judith C. Hughes Onslow, of Balkissock, Ayrshire; husband of Marion Hughes-Onslow, of Laggan, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. Educated Charterhouse School. Joined as a Lieutenant in Dorsetshire Regiment 23 August 1884; as a Captain in the 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment between 6 April 1892 and 5 April 1902. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row D. Grave 12. See also Charterhouse WW1 War Memorial, Godalming, Surrey
HURST Arthur Edwin
Private 2225, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 26 October 1916. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of William Ralph and Mary Emma Hurst, of 5, Icen Way, Dorchester. IN the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Dorchester, Dorset, a Plumber and Painter, resident 5 Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IV. Row R. Grave 19. See also Dorchester St Peter
LAMB Edward
Corporal 5423, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Killed in action 7 September 1917. Born Weymouth, Dorset, enlisted London. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 143.
MEMBURY William [Percy]
Private 3/7501, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Enlisted Fordington, Dorchester. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row W. Grave 4.
METHUEN Paul Thomas Gape
Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S. Hercules, Royal Navy. Died from enteric fever at home in Dorchester 26 May 1918. Aged 31. Son of the Rev. Paul Edward O'Bryen Methuen and Mrs. H. E. Methuen, of Linden Lodge, Dorchester. Buried in DORCHESTER CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave reference: 1147A. "C.".
MILLS Ernest Henry
Private 16412, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25 March 1917. Born and enllisted Dorchester, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq, Panel 22 and 63.
MOORE Harold [Frank]
Deck Hand Acting Air Mechanic 1st Class J/28710, H.M. Airship C.11., Royal Naval Air Service. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 21 July 1917. Aged 19. Born 26 November 1897 in Dorchester, Dorset. Son of William Richard and Annie Louise Moore, of 34, High East St., Dorchester. Buried at DORCHESTER CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave reference: 1108/2 "C". See also Dorchester St Peter
MOWLEM Thomas John
Private 26671, 5th [CWGC] or 6th [SDGW] Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died on active service 2 November 1918. Born Plymouth, resident and enlisted Dorchester. Husband of Mrs. G. E. Mowlem, of 39, Princes St., Dorchester. Formerly 17768, Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 11.
PINK Arthur
Private 8099, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1914. Aged 24. Born Emsworth, Hampshire, enlisted Petersfield, Hampshire. Son of the late Charles Pink; husband of Nellie McGrath (formerly Pink, nee Aplin), of 13, North Square, Dorchester; married 25 May 1913 at Dorchester, Holy Trinity. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 22 and 23.
POPE Charles Alfred Whiting
Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps. Drowned 4 May 1917. Aged 39. Batchelor of Medicine (M.B.) Son of Alfred Pope, J.P., F.S.A., and Elizabeth Mary Pope, of Wrackleford House, Dorset; husband of Marion Ruth (nee Gravener) Pope, of 7, Sedlescombe Rd. South, St. Leonards-on-Sea; married 14 April 1909 in Fordington, St George. Brother of Edward Alexander Pope and Percy Paris Pope (below). One of eleven brothers and four sisters, all of whom (except one son predeceased) fought or worked for their Country in the Great War. In the 1901 census he was aged 23, a boarder, Medical Student, resident 4, Bernard Street, St Pancras, London & Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on SAVONA MEMORIAL, Italy.
POPE Edward Alexander
[Litsted as South Wales Borderers on memorial] Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 9 April 1919. Aged 43. Son of Alfred Pope, J.P., F.S.A., and Elizabeth Mary Pope, of Wrackleford House, Dorset; husband of Sybil Pope, of The Dring, Queen Camel, Somerset. Brother of Charles Alfred Whiting Pope (above) and Percy Paris Pope (below). One of eleven brothers and four sisters, all of whom (except one son predeceased) fought or worked for their Country in the Great War. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). In the 1881 census he was aged 5, born Dorchester, a scholar, resident with his parents at Southwalk House, Dorchester All Saints, Dorchester, Dorset. In the 1911 census he was aged 35, married 7 years, born Dorchester, Captain, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Regiment, resident Royal Palace Hotel, Kensington, London W. Buried near the South wall of the Church in STRATTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Dorset.
POPE Percy Paris
Second Lieutenant Percy Paris Pope
Second Lieutenant Percy Paris Pope
© IWM (HU 117077)
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1915. Aged 33. Son of Alfred Pope, J.P., and Elizabeth Mary Pope, of South Court, Dorchester, and Wrackleford House, Dorchester, Dorset. Brother of Charles Alfred Whiting Pope and Edward Alexander Pope (above). One of eleven brothers and four sisters, all of whom (except one son predeceased) fought or worked for their Country in the Great War. Educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. Called to the Bar by the Inner Temple (1907). In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Dorchester, a student boarder, resident 70, Kingsgate Street, Winchester St Michael, Hampshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Dorchester, Dorset, unmarried, a Barrister, lodging at 27, Bernard Street, St Pancras, London W.C. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 77 and 78.
SARGENT John Frederick
Private 3/7037, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1916. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of John and Mary J. Sargent, of 22, Glydepath Rd., Dorchester, Dorset. Buried in AUTHUILE MILITARY CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE, Somme, France. Row A. Grave 14.
SCRIVEN Reginald
Sergeant 358, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 7 September 1916. Aged 31. Born West Fordington, Dorset, resident Westham, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Eliza Cole Scriven, of 22, Ilchester Rd., Westham, Weymouth. Born at Dorchester. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row H. Grave 1.
TOMPKINS Harry J
Private 9841, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Egypt 5 October 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Henry and A. Tompkins, of 7, Colliton St., Dorchester. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXVII. Row A. Grave 4.
TREW William Percival Frank
Corporal 20460, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died on active service 4 November 1918. Born and resident Dorchster, enlisted Hereford. Formerly 13952, Dorsetshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row H. Grave 19.
VOSS Edwin Reginald
[Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 61239, 137th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 27 April 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Dorchester. Son of Louis and Alice Voss, of 14, Princes St., Dorchester. Formerly 1742, Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section U. Grave 123.
WEBB Reginald Brooke [Holding]
Captain, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, Indian Army attached to 53rd Sikhs (Frontier Force). Died 9 January 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 43 and 65.
WILLIS Henry George
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 22 December 1915. Aged 26. Born 1888 in Dorchester, Dorset. Brother-in-law of Ellen F. Willis, of 42, Park St., Yeovil, Somerset. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 12.
WINWOOD Thomas Ralph Okeden
Captain, "B" Battery, 99th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 28 April 1917. Aged 31. Son of Thomas Henry Rickets Winwood and Mabel Louisa Winwood; husband of Mabel Katharine (nee Middleton) Winwood, of Oaktree Cottage, Mortimer, Berks; married at Bradford Peverell 8 June 1911. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Row A. Grave 134.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 4, page 242:

WINWOOD, THOMAS RALPH OKEDEN, M.C., Capt.. Royal Field Artillery, eldest s. of Thomas Henry Ricketts Winwood, of Syward Lodge, Dorchester, co. Dorset, J.P. (Somerset and Dorset), by his wife, Mabel Louisa Parry, dau of the late William Parry Okeden, of Turnworth, Blandford, J.P., D.L.; b. Wellisford Manor, Wellington, co. Somerset, 19 May, 1885; educ. Winchester; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Field Artillery 20 Nov. 1914; served with the Salonika Army from 1915, and was killed in action near Salonika 28 April, 1917. Buried at Gugunci. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished conduct in the field. He m. at Bradford Peverell, Dorchester, 8 June, 1911, Mabel Katharine (Bradford Peverell, Dorchester), dau. of Hastings Burton Middleton J P., and had two sons : Thomas Claude Middleton, b. 24 March, 1912, and Nevil Ralph, b. 15 Oct. 1913.

WYNYARD Damer
Captain and Adjutant, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 20 April 1915. Aged 25. Son of Lt. Col. Richard Damer Wynyard (late East Surrey Regt.), and Mrs. Wynyard, of 2, South Belfield, Weymouth; husband of Olive Ivan Monstscerat (now wife of Lieut. Comdr. Brind, R.N. - nee Wakely); married 12 December 1914 at Dover. Previously wounded at Mons, 23 August 1914. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officer Died in the Great War 1914-1916, Volume 2, page 529:

LIEUTENANT (temp. CAPTAIN) DAMER WYNYARD, 1st BATTN. EAST SURREY REGT., killed in action on Hill 60, Flanders, on the 20th April, 1915, was the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Darner Wynyard, of Cornwall Lodge, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, formerly of the same Regiment, and the sixth in direct succession from father to son of a family of soldiers. Educated at Wellington College and at the R.M.C., Sandhurst, he received his commission as 2nd Lieutenant in September, 1909, when he was gazetted to the East Surrey Regiment. He became Lieutenant in June, 1910, and was temporarily promoted Captain in November, 1914. Captain Wynyard was wounded at Mons, but recovered and rejoined his Battalion in January, 1915, when he became Adjutant. He was killed with his Commanding Officer in the attack on Hill 60. For his services in the War Captain Wynyard was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 31st May, 1915.

He was a keen rider to hounds, and hunted with the Cattistock, Meath, Ward, and with the Edenderry and District Harriers.

Captain Wynyard married in December, 1914, Olive, youngest daughter of His Honour Judge Wakely, K.C., D.L., of Ballyburly, in the King's County.

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