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DORCHESTER ST. PETER 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 cross on square plinth, with a three stepped base, standing outside St Peter’s Church, High West Street, Dorchester. The memoriasl was made by Messrs. R. Membury & Sons. The names listed on this memorial are for World War 1 only. There are 24 names listed for World War 1 only. Within the church is a further memorial consisting of two brass plaques, linked and mounted onto a single backboard, borth have the arms of St. George with a carved laurel wreath and black lettering. One side commemorates World War 1 and lists 25 names, the other lists 11 names for World War 2; the World War 1 names differ vastly from the external memorial. These names are also listed here.

Photograph Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2009

External memorial

To the Glory of God
and in eternal memory
of those who gave their
lives in the War 1914 – 1918
Greater love hath no man than this, that
a man lay down his life for his friends
Canon H.C.COOTE rector 1913-1919

ARCHER Leonard Ralph
Private 29498, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 November 1916. Aged 18. Born Ballantrae, Ayrshire, enlisted Corfe Castle, Dorset. Birth registered in Dorchester Registration District 1898. Son of John and Elizabeth (nee Hooper) Archer, of North Lodge, Ballantrae, Ayrshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
ASHTON Arthur Edward
Gunner 202595,"Y" 57th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 2 June 1917. Aged 34. Resident and enlisted Dorchester. Son of Elizabeth Warren Ashton, of Clifton, Bristol, and the late R. L. Ashton; husband of Kate S. M. Ashton, of 54, Queen's Rd., Clifton, Bristol. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, a boarder, born Bristol, Gloucester, a Certificated Assist Schoolmaster, boarding at 21 Monmouth Road Dorchester, Dorchester, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
BENGER Charles James
Private G/4027, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 5 December 1916. Born and resident Dorchester, enlisted Caxton Hall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
CLARKE Ernest
Lance Corporal 9653, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action (poison gas) 4 May 1915. Aged 20. Born West Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Robert Charles and Hannah Caroline Clarke, of 16, Frome Terrace, Dorchester, Dorset. Shop Assistant by trade. Enlisted 20 January 1914 in Dorchester, aged 18 years 303 days, in 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Height 5 feet 8 inhes, weight 130lbs, chest 37 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. With B.E.F. in France from 16 August 1914, suffered gunshot wound to thigh 27 April 1915 transferred 29 April 1915 to No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station at Bailleul. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Dorchester, Dorset, an Errand Boy, resident with his parents at 16 Frome Terrace, Dorchester, Dorchester St Peter, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.
COLLIER Bertram [T]
Second Lieutenant, 31st Battalion attached to 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 5 November 1916. Aged 19. Son of Tom George and Annie Collier, of Whitfield, Dorchester, Dorset. Born at Johannesburg, South Africa. Buried in TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 2.
COLLIER Ernest S
No further information currently
DOWDEN Thomas
Sergeant 229277, 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 30 December 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Guildford. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Dowden, of 20, Frome Terrace, Dorchester. Formerly 3044, Royal West Surrey Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Dorchester, resident with his parents at 46, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorchester All Saints, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B. See also Internal Memorial
GREEN Joseph S
Private 200430, "C" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 19 August 1919. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Green, of 12, Friary Lane, Dorchester. Buried in Peshawar (Right) B.C. XLV. 64. Commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India. Face 23.
GREEN Thomas G
Private 10367, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21 August 1915. Born and enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 137 to 140.
HUNT Edgar Harry
Corporal 205329, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 26 April 1918. Aged 27. Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, resident Dorchester, Dorset. Son of the late Henry and Mary Hunt, of Dorchester; husband of Gertrude Phyllis D. Hunt, of Grove Farm, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, Suffolk; married 1 December 1915 at Martloesham, Suffolk. Formerly 1344, West Kent Yeomanry (Queen's Own). Enlisted 1914. Served in United Kingdom 9 September 1914 to 11 April 1918, with B.E.F. 12 April 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 58 and 59.
HYDE Kenneth Frederick
Private 44850, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27 May 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of William George Hyde, of 1, Napier Terrace, South St., Dorchester, Dorset. Formerly 54659, Hampshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
JAMES Lionel Robert John
Private 15580, 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment transferred to 555872, 443rd Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died from influenza in Military Hospital Dorchester Hospital 2 November 1918. Aged 19. Born 9 October 1897 in Weymouth, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Alfred William James, of 3, Agra Place, South St., Dorchester. Gardener by trade. Attested 11 October 1915 in Dorchester, briefly a Lance Corporal. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 110lbs, chest 33½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried at DORCHESTER CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave reference: 126712 "C.".
LEE Stanley [George]
Lance Corporal 201126, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 15 February 1918. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Dorchester. Husband of E. K. Lee, of 21, Victoria Rd., Dorchester. IN the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Dorset, son of George and Fanny Lee, resident Friary Lane, St Peter, Dorchester, Dorset. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Herringstone, Dorchester, Dorset, a Postman, resident, with his mother, Fanny, at 21 Victoria Road Dorchester Dorset, Dorchester St Peter, Dorset. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row D. Grave 3.
LOCK Joseph Hubert Marvin
Private 25695, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 19 July 1917. Born and enlisted Dorchester. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 2.
LUCAS Reginald Joseph
Private 54237, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born and reident Dorchester, enlisted Hilsea. Formerly 184138, Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.
MARTIN

Albert Ernest

Private 3/7431, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 May 1917. Born and enlisted Dorchester. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 43.
MARTIN Victor A
No further information currently
PAINTER William Alfred
Lance Corporal 27120, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in service 21 April 1918. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Wareham, Dorset. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Painter, of Dorchester, Dorset. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Dorchester, Dorset, resident with his parents at 5, Frome Terrace, Dorchester, Dorchester St Peter, Dorset. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXiX. Row J. Grave 10.
PEARCE Francis George
Private 718069, 23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 8 April 1918. Aged 37. Born Wyke Regis, Dorset, resident and enlisted Dorchester. Son of Charles Pearce, of Bramble Cottage, Charminster, Dorset. Formerly 17009, Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried at DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXVIII. Row R. Grave 7.
SHARPE Frank J
[Memorial states SHARP] Private 7135, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1914. Aged 30. Born Yeovil, Somerset, resident Dorchester, Dorset, enlisted Sherborne, Dorset. Husband of Laura Sharpe, of 1, Miller's Close, The Grove, Dorchester. Attested, and served from, 6 February 1904 at Dorchester, aged 19 years 6 months, then resident Darlington, Durham, a Groom by trade, height 5 feet 7 inches, 117lbs, chest 32 inchesm fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Embarked with his battalion 14 August 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 22 and 23.
TREVITT Charles [Benjamin]
[Spelt TREVETT on SDGW and CWGC] Gunner 315472, 110th Wessex (Hampshire) Heavy Battery (Territorial Force), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in service 21 June 1917. Aged 36. Born Upwey, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester. Son of James and Mary Trevett; husband of Ethel Chubb Trevett, of 37, St. Vincent St., Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Buried in LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 4.
WARD Cyril R
No further information currently
WHALE William John
Lieutenant (Acting Captain), 163rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 14 June 1917. Aged 39. Son of the late John and Margaret Whale; husband of Florence Mary (nee Turner) Whale, of "Greystone," Maumbury Rd., Dorchester, married 1903 in Dorchester. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 32.
YOUNG George
Private 9759, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in service 27 April 1917. Born Milford-On-Sea, Hampshire, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Buried in CAYEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 11.

Remember them in your prayers and in your lives

Internal memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY AND FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

ADAMS Thomas
Private 16409, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 29 March 1917. Born and enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63.
AMEY H
No further information currently
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 Holy Trinity
DAVIS R
No further information currently - several possibilities
DOWDEN T
See above Thomas Dowden
DUNFORD William [Henry]
Private 17080, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 November 1916. Aged 37. Born and resident Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Mrs. Emily Dunford, of 2, Alington Terrace, Durngate St., Dorchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.
FARNHAM Arthur
Corporal 102258, 24th Battery, 38th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 11 April 1918. Aged 32. Resident Dorchester, Dorset, enlisted Taunton, Somerset. Son of Mrs. Eliza Farnham, of 7, Church St., Dorchester. Transferred from 31st Ambulance Train to HMAT HMAT, Pieter-de-Coninck, Brighton after injuring his foot accidentally, admiited and discharged 22 December 1917. In the 1891 census he was the son of Frederick and Eliza Farnham, aged 4, born Dorset, resident Village, Warmwell, Dorchester, Dorset. In the 1901 census he was the son of Eliza Farnham, a widow, he was aged 14, born Warmwell, a Gardener, resident 7, Church Street, Dorchester, Dorchester All Saints, Dorset. Buried at DORCHESTER CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave reference: 1355/2 "C.".
FORD Wavil F
Driver 19930, "A" Signal Depot (Bedford), 63rd Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 24 May 1918. Born Blandford, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester. Formerly 8775, Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried in DORCHESTER CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave reference: 1869/2 "C.".
FRAMPTON Bertie [Andrew] aka Bert
Private 16313, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 25 July 1917. Aged 22. Born All Saints, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Mrs. Emma Frampton, of 12, Salisbury St, Dorchester. In the 1911 census he was the son of Henry and Emma Frampton, aged 15, born Dorchester, Dorset, a Paper Boy, resident 15 Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63.
HOWE E
No further information currently
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 Holy Trinity
KING Reginald Berry
Rifleman 38762, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) posted to 1/17th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1918. Born Dorchester, Dorset. Bornm, resident and enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Formerly 8/20761, 34th Battalion Training Reserve. Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 14.
KNIGHT George James
Sergeant 9777, 1st Battalion. Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 9 May 1917. Born and enlisted Dorchester. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
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 Holy Trinity
PARSONS William E
Boy 156739, Depot (Halton), Royal Flying Corps. Died 27 January 1918. Aged 17. Son of Ernest and E. Parsons, of 31, High East St., Dorchester. Buried at DORCHESTER CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave Reference: General 31/1.
PEARCE A
No further information currently - two similar records exist
POPE Charles Henry
Private 18045, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 May 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Alfred and Annie Pope; husband of S. E. Pope, of 8, Fordington Hill, Dorchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Dorchester Dorset, an Upholsterer, resident with his parents at 17 Harveys Buildings, Holloway Street Road, Dorchester, Dorset. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV, Row B. Grave 36.
RIGLAR Richard Tom
Corporal 350410, 1st/6th Battalion [CWGC] or 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion (Territorial) [SDGW], Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 5 October 1918. Aged 20. Born Dorchester, enlisted Corfe Castle, Dorset, baptised 30 October 1898 in Dorchester, All Saints. Son of Thomas and Mary Riglar, of 43, Icen Way, Dorchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Dorchester, resident with his mother, Mary A Riglar, at 43, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorchester All Saints, Dorset. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 12.
SMITH Walter [John]
Stoker 1st Class K/6811, H.M.S. Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 24. Born 15 July 1891 in Chelmsford. Son of Henry Charles and Rose Anna Smith, of 22, Friary Lane, Dorchester. General labourer by trade. Enlisted 18 May 1910 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 7¼ inches, chest 36 inches, brown hair, dark grey eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Chelmsford, Essex, resident with his parents at 12, Monmouth Road Railway Terrace, Dorchester, Dorchester All Saints, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 19.
STANDFIELD Ernest [James]
Private 16310, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 16 July 1916. Born All Saints, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Buried at AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IX. Row G. Grave 20.
THOMAS G
No further information currently - at least two similar records exist
VINCENT William
Captain, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry attached to 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 30 October 1914. Aged 48. Husband of Sibyl Davenport Vincent, of Evershot, Dorchester, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.
VINE Percival
Bombardier 24502, "Y" 1st Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 31 October 1916. Aged 27. Born Dorchester, enlisted Weymouth. Son of Thomas and Mary Vine, of 16, Salisbury St., Dorchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Dorchester, Dorset, resident with his parents at 16, Salisbury Street, Dorchester, Dorchester All Saints, Dorset. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried at ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row Q. Grave 46.
WEBBER Ernest William
Private 202019, 2/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in India 1 August 1917. Aged 33. Resident West Lulworth, Dorset, enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Husband of E. Parsons (formerly Webber), of 94, Newstead Rd., Westham, Weymouth, Dorset. Buried in AHMEDNAGAR GOVERNMENT CEMETERY, India. Plot JJ. Grave 15.
WOOD William Henry
Private G/14135, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 2 August 1918. Aged 38. Born Hennock, Devon, resident Dorchester, Dorset, enlisted Exeter, Devon. Son of William Wood, of Ashill, Devon; husband of Alice Wood, of 37, Clyde Path Rd., Dorchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.
IN PRAISE TO GOD
AND IN ABIDING MEMORY OF
THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH
AND CHURCH WHO FELL IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
BULL Ronald Bernard
Sergeant 1585407, 192 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Based at Feltwell, Norfolk. flying Handley Page Halifax Mk. V. Died 15 August 1943. Aged 32. Son of George Thomas Bull and Georgina Bull, of Dorchester, Dorsetshire. In the 1911 census he was new born, born Dorchester, Dorset, resident with his parents, George Thomas and Georgina Bull, at 10 Alington Terrace, Durngate Street, Dorchester, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 144.
EMSLIE Peter John Buchanan
Lieutenant 222215, 319 Battery, 97 (3rd Battalion, The London Scottish) Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 4 September 1943. Aged 24. Son of Robert William and Annie Ethel Hilda Emslie; husband of Betty Amor Emslie, of Brixton, London. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 12.
GUNDRY Ivor George
Civilian, A.S.A.A.; Air Raid Warden; Firewatcher; of 21 Manville Road, Balham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Gundry, of 3 All Saints Road, Dorchester, Dorsetshire; husband of Gwendolen (nee Scott) Gundry; married in 1940 in Wandsworth, London. Injured at Throgmorton Avenue; died same day near St. Bartholomew's Hospital 11 May 1941. Aged 28. In the 1939 Register he was born 10 August 1912, unmarried, an Incapacitated Accountant, resident 33 Cautley Avenue, Wandsworth, London. Listed in the Book of Remembrance in St. George's Chapel In Westminster Abbey, London.
HARRIS Walter Thomas Ralph
Gunner 5722449, 15 Battery, 6 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died at sea of chronic enteritis as a Japanese Prisoner of War while being transported from Ambon Island to Javos in the Maros Maru 23 September 1944. Aged 37. Born 6 September 1907 in Dorchester. Resident Dorchester. Son of Walter and Beatrice Harris, of 8, Salisbury Street, Dorchester; husband of Ivy L. M. Harris, of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 20.
MATTHEW E F
probably Ernest Frederick MATTHEWS, Private 2030438, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1943. Aged 27. Born Dorset. Son of Ernest George and Lily Ethel Maud Matthews, of Old Radipole, Dorsetshire. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot II. Row K. Grave 40.
MEADER William Charles Henry
Able Seaman D/J 70529, H.M.S. Diamond, Royal Navy. Died at sea 27 April 1941. Aged 40. Born 25 April 1901 in Dorchester, baptised 23 June 1901 in Fordington, St George. Son of [Charles] William and Ellen Mary Meader; husband of Hilda Mary Meader, of Yeovil, Somerset. Initially enlisted 25 April 1919 for 12 years. Prior to enloisting he was a Butcher's Assistant. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 31½ inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 47, Column 3.
PALMER Derek Albert
Private 5727369, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 May 1940. Aged 21. Born in Dorchester, resident Dorset. Married Ruby Meaden in 1939 in Dorchster. Buried in BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 130.
PITFIELD George Sebastian
Bombardier 927546, 94 (The Dorset and Hampshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds 13 November 1944. Aged 26. Born Fisherton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, resident Dorchester, Dorset. Son of Frederick Sebastian and Bessie Florence Pitfield; husband of Phyllis Mabel (nee Martin) Pitfield, of Dorchester, Dorsetshire; married 1939 in Dorchester. Buried in BRUNSSUM WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Plot II. Grave 81.
SCRIMSHAW Maurice Edward
Corporal 571789, Royal Air Force. Died in Oxfordshire 2 November 1940. Aged 19. Born Shepton Mallett, Somerset. Son of Walter and Emily Doris Scrimshaw, of Dorchester. Buried at DORCHESTER CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave reference: 1082/2.
SMITHYMAN John William
Sergeant 5725468, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Accidentally killed in Holderness, Yorkshire, 28 March 1941. Aged 39. Born 5 July 1902 in Cardiff, Glamorganshire. Son of John Henry and Catherine Elizabeth Smithyman; husband of Sarah Rosina Smithyman, of Dorchester. In 1909 he was attending Grangetown Elementary and Junior School (boys), Cardiff, Glamorganshire. In the 1911 census he was the son of John Henry and Catherine Elizabeth Smithyman, aged 9, born Cardiff, at school, resident with his parents at 52 Oakley Street, Cardiff, Glamorganshire. Buried at DORCHESTER CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave 3202.
STONE Sydney Charles
Pilot Officer 42540, 233 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 8 January 1941. Aged 26. Son of Charles and Eleanor Henrietta Stone, of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Buried in KILLEAD (ST. CATHERINE) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, Cunty Antrim, Northern Ireland. Section 24. Grave 12.

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