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LANGTON MATRAVERS, MALTHOUSE SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

The Langton Matravers St. Georges Parish Church Memorials come in several forms, the main memorial is to the local men, others are to those Old Boys from Malthouse School who fell, listed here, and yet another to those from Durnford School who fell, both are Private Schools. There is an additional special memorial to Admiral Tovey 1914 1918. The Malthouse School memorials list six names for World War 1 by rank, surnames and initials plus Regiment and twenty-three names for World War 2 by surname and initials.


 

 

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FOR GOD, FOR KING, FOR COUNTRY
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE DEAR AND GALLANT MEMORY OF

COLLINS

John Ferdinando

Second Lieutenant “B” Company, 56th Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry). Killed in action during the March Retreat 28 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Henry John and June Collins of 24, St Marks Road, Salisbury. Born in Reading, Berkshire. Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery.

HANCOCK

William Reginald

Lieutenant 10th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment 26th Division. Salonika. Formerly with the North Devon Yeomanry. Killed in action in Macedonia 24 April 1917. Commemorated on The Doiran Memorial Macedonia, Greece.

HEWITT, VC

Denis George Wyldbore

Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment 29th Division. Killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 19. Son of The Hon. George Hewitt and the Hon Mrs Hewitt of Field House, Hursley, Winchester, Hampshire. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

Victoria Cross (V.C.) Citation. London Gazette 14 September 1917.

For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when in command of a company in attack. When his first objective had been captured he reorganised the company and moved forward towards his objective. While waiting for the barrage to lift, he was hit by a piece of shell, which exploded the signal lights in his haversack and set fire to his equipment and clothes. Having extinguished the flames, in spite of his wound and the severe pain he was suffering, he led forward the remains of the company under very heavy machine gun fire, and captured and consolidated his objective, He was subsequently killed by a sniper while inspecting the consolidation and encouraging his men. This gallant officer set a magnificent example of coolness and contempt of danger to the whole battalion, and it was due to his splendid leadership that the final objective of his battalion was gained

NORTON

Richard Conyers

Lieutenant “E” Battery The Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action during the March Retreat 23 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of Edward Norton (J.P.) and Mrs Edith Sarah Norton of Uplands, Fareham, Hampshire. Buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery

MORSE

Christopher Charles

Second Lieutenant The Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 14 November 1917. Aged 18. Son of Sir George Henry and Lady Morse of Beech Hill, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich. Buried in Chames Military Cemetery, Essegney

SHIPPARD

Sanford William

Lieutenant 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action 10 July 1917. Aged 21 Eldest son of Sir Sidney Shippard KCMG. DCL. And Lady Rosalind Shippard of Lacock, Wiltshire. Educated at Marlborough College and Sandhurst. Commemorated on The Nieuport Memorial

OLD MALTHOUSE BOYS WHO FELL IN ACTION IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
"THEY SHALL BRING THE GLORY AND HONOUR OF THE NATIONS UNTO IT"
"THEY CLIMBED THE STEEP ASCENT OF HEAVEN
THROUGH PERIL, TOIL, AND PAIN:
O GOD, TO US MAY GRACE BE GIVEN
TO FOLLOW IN THEIR TRAIN."
ERECTED WITH PROUD AND THANKFUL HEARTS BY REGINALD AND KATHLEEN CORBETT

IN PROUD MEMORY OF THE MALTHOUSE BOYS
WHO FELL IN ACTION IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

HEATHCOAT-AMORY

Edgar Fitzgerald

Major 126th Field Regiment The Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Normandy 23 June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Major Ludovic Heathcoat Amory (Royal Artillery) and Mary Stuart Heathcoat-Amory of Tiverton, Devon.Husband of Sonia Myrtle Heathcoat Amory of Westminster (MA). Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy

HEATHCOAT-AMORY

Patrick Gerald

Captain Royal Artillery (Royal Indian Artillery (2nd Indian Field Regiment. Killed in action at Alam Halfa 27 May 1915. Aged 30. Son of Major Ludovic Heathcoat- Amory (Royal Artillery) and Mary Stuart Heathcoat-Amory of Tiverton. 2nd Class Hons.Degree (Oxon) Christ Church College.Also served in Oxford University Air Squadron 1932/34 and the Royal Devon Yeomanry 1934. Commemorated on The Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

BAKER

George Herbert Midelton

Captain Royal Armoured Corps. Queens Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards). Killed in action in Libya 29 May 1942. Aged 25. Son of Herbert and Catherine Middelton Baker. Husband of Ellisabeth Baker of St.Johns Wood London (BA). Buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya.

ASTLEY-CORBETT, Bart.

(Sir) Francis Henry Rivers

Captain 2nd Battalion, The Scots Guards. Killed in action at Salerno 10 September 1943. Aged 27 5th Baronet. Son of Major John Dugdale Pelham and Marcia Georgina Ruth Astley- Corbett (nee Pitt –Rivers) of Mayfair London. Buried in Salerno War Cemetery, Italy

DUGGAN

F. M. B.

No further information currently available.

HASTINGS

Mark

Squadron Leader Royal Air Force 77 Bomber Squadron. (Whitley Mk.Vs) Driffield, Yorkshire Shot down during a raid on Frankfurt in Whitley P4948 29 June 1940 Crew of 5 all lost. Son of Major Percy Hastings (Royal West Kents) and Kathleen Hastings of Great Bealings Suffolk. Aged 27. Buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.

HANSON, DSC

Michael Charles Edward

Lieutenant Royal Navy HMS “Ark Royal” Fleet Air Arm. Lost on operations 14 May 1940. Aged 28. Son of Surgeon Captain Reginald John Edward Hanson (MA MD FRCS. R.N.V.R.) And Mrs Hanson. Commemorated on The Lee on Solent Fleet Air Arm Memorial, Hampshire.

LARKEN

Nigel

Lieutenant Royal Navy HMS”Dolphin” H.M.Submarine Training Base, Portsmouth. Died at home 11 April 1941. Aged 23. Son od Admiral Sir Frank Larken (KCB. CMG. and Lady Larken of Roehampton, West London. Commemorated Southampton Crematorium.

MACDONALD

Donald James Armitage

Lieutenant Cameron Highlanders. Attached to The Seaforth Highlanders. Died on active service in Jakarta, Indonesia 26 February 19 1946. Aged 22. Son of Allan Robert Armitage and Nancy Macdonald of Saul, Gloucestershire. Buried in Batavia (Jakarta) Cemetery, Java, Indonesia

MARTIN, DSO

Arthur Charles Woolcott

Major Dorsetshire Regiment Attached to the 1st Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Normandy on D Day 6 June 1944. Aged 27. Son of Phillip Arthur and Lois Mary Martin of Charminster, Dorsetshire. Buried in Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville Normandy.

MEYRICK

Peter James Owen G.

Lieutenant 6th Battalion, The Grenadier Guards. Killed in action at Salerno 24 September 19 1943. Son of Captain Richard Owen and Evelyn Mabel Meyrick of South Chard, Somerset. (BA. Oxon). Buried in Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.

PAGE

Reginald Stanley

Lieutenant The Royal Army Service Corps. Died at Home 3 July 1944. Aged 31. Son of Lionel and Georgina Page of Finchley, Middlesex. Husband of Mrs Ivy Page. Buried in Bexleyheath Cemetery.

PARR

Robert Phillip

Lieutenant 6th Battalion, The Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in Italy 29 January 19 1944. Aged 20. Son of Sir Robert Parr (KBE. CMG.) and Lady Parr of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.

PEYTON

John Henry

Lieutenant 12th Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. (The Queens Westminsters). Killed in action in Germany 13 April 19 1945. Aged 21. Son of Major Sir Algernon Thomas Peyton 7th Baronet (11th Hussars) and Lady Peyton of Bicester, Oxfordshire. Buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany

PIMM

Michael Allan

Trooper 1st Battalion, The Royal Tank Regiment. Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Holland 29 September 1944. Aged 19. Son of Allan and Ella Margaret Mellis Pimm of Ruishton, Somerset. Buried in Uden War Cemetery, Netherlands.

SANDILANDS

Donald Ian

Captain 5/7th Battalion, The Rajput Regiment Indian Army. Killed in action at Hong Kong during the Japanese Invasion 19 December 1941. Aged 32. Son of John Edward Sandilands (MD) and Marion Ethel Sandilands. Buried in Stanley Military Cemetery, Hong Kong, China.

SANDILANDS

John Anthony James

Captain (MB BS) The Royal Army Medical Corps 5th Field Ambulance. Died at home 7 August 1944. Aged 26. Son of Sir John Edward (MD) and Marion Ethel Sandilands. Husband of Mrs Mollie Evelyn Sandilands of Little Tew, Oxfordshire. Buried in Little Tew (St.John) Churchyard Oxfordshire.

SPENCER

Hugh Huntly

Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. Killed in action at Cassino 28 May 1944. Aged 20. Son of Huntly and Violet Spencer of Cranmore, Somerset. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

STRODE, MC

John Oliver

Major The East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 9 March 19 1944. Aged 22. Son of Julian and Gladys Mary Strode of Woking, Surrey. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy

TATE

Percival Alban

Lieutenant 44th Royal Tank Regiment The Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Libya 27 May 19 42. Buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya

WATT

Dudley Alastair Nixon

Lieutenant (A) Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMS “Furious”. Died at home 6 October 1940. Buried in Clacton Cemetery, Essex.

WRIGHT

F H

No further information currently available

WILSON

J

No further information currently available

"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

Last updated: 22 January, 2006

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