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HOLDENHURST WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

The war memorial stands in the churchyard at Holdenhurst. The facings are fairly weathered and hard to read.

Photographs Copyright © Vernon Masterman 2004

FOR THE GLORY
OF GOD AND IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR KING
AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

BEST

A

possibly Alfred George Best, Private 31557, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wilterhsire Regiment). Died 15th April 1917 with I E F. Born Bournemouth, enlisted Winchester, resident Christchurch. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

DIFFEY

[Frederick] Henry

Sergeant 3/28, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 29. Born Frampton, Dorset, enlisted Salisbury, resident Christchurch. Son of Frederick John Diffey, of 2, Ferton Rd., Southbourne, Bournemouth. Buried in ST. QUENTIN CABARET MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II Row R Grave 10.

GREEN

J

No further information currently

HACKER

F

No further information currently

HAYTER

H

No further information currently

KINGSBURY

F

probably Fredrick Kingsbury, Private 10817, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st December 1915 at Gallipoli. Age 25. Born Iwerne Minster, Dorset, enlisted Blanford. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Kingsbury, of Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset. Buried in HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot I Row A Grave 20.

McPHERSON

W

probably William McPherson, Private 4759, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 26th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born and resident Leith, Midlothian, enlisted Edinburgh. Son of John and Jessie McPherson, of Leith; husband of Alice Muriel McPherson, of 19, Windsor Rd., Boscombe, Bournemouth. Served in the South African Campaign with the Royal Scots; three years until 1906 in the 1st Scots Guards; and eight years in the Hampshire Constabulary and the Scots Guards Reserve. Buried in ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Kruiseecke German Cemetery Memorial 6.

MOODY

Frederick

Private 319111, Labour Corps formerly 24917, Hampshire Regiment. Died at home 27th November 1917. Born King's Somborne, enlisted Bournemouth, resident Holdenhurst.

PUPMAN?

T

No further information currently

ROPER

Louis Arthur

Private 12981, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds at sea 4th October 1915. Born Portesham, enlisted Christchurch, resident Holdenhurst.

STILLMAN

J

No further information currently

TARRANT

J

probably James Henry Tarrant, Private 25528, 12th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1917 in the Balkans. Age 32. Born and enlisted Christchurch. Son of John Tarrant, of Blackwater, Christchurch; husband of Edith Maud Tarrant, of 2, Stourvale Cottages, Gardner Rd., Christchurch, Hants. Commemorated on the DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

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

1939-1945

6 June 2004

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