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SHAPWICK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Liz Leech 2008

The Shapwick memorial is in the form of a plain Latin cross with a two-staged plinth and four stepped base, the lower section is part of the existing medieval market cross in centre of village opposite The Anchor Public House on the crossroads. Shapwick doesn’t appear to have a World War 2 village memorial, but there are two plaques to be found in the parish church of St. Bartholemew. For World War 1 there are 36 names of those who served and returned and 7 who died.

IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF OUR MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

MURRAY

Edward Douglas

[Listed cited CWGC as Second Lieutenant] Temporary Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds 20th July 1916. Aged 32. Son of Richard Paget Murray and Ada Constance Murray, of 190, Iffley Road, Oxford. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 1.

ANDREWS

John George

Private 200700, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 26th January 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Shapwick, enlisted Dorchester. Son of Mr. J. G. Andrews, of Shapwick, near Blandford Forum, Dorset. Buried Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 7.

BENNETT

Frederick George

Private 12660, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Blandford, enlisted Dorchester. Son of John and Jane Bennett; husband of Celia Eliza Bennett (nee Manuel, married 1915), of Crab Farm Cottages, Shapwick, near Blandford Forum, Dorset. Buried Bedford House Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium. Enclosure No. 4 Plot VII. Row B. Grave 26.

BROWNSEA

[Frederick] Percy [Victor]

Private 12663, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 12th October 1915. Born Shapwick, enlisted Blandford. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Plot A. Row XV. Grave 1.

KERLEY

Cecil John

Private 40972, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12th October 1918. Aged 20. [According to CWGC however, freebmd.rootsweb.com cites Cecil John Kerley’s birth registered in September quarter 1899]. Born Shapwick, enlisted Dorechester, resident Blandford. Son of Mrs. Fanny Kerley, of Shapwick, near Blandford Forum, Dorset. Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 6.

WEEKS

Henry Charles

Private 10475, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Gallipoli 12th September 1915. Aged 22. Born and resident Shapwick, enlisted Dorechester. Son of David and Harriett Weeks, of Shapwick, Blandford, Dorset. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 136-139.

MANUEL

[James] William [George]

Acting Bombadier 11486, 'A' Battery, 88th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action on 22nd October 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Portsmouth. Son of John and Ameila Grace Manuel of 85 Manor Road, Portsmouth. Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 45. [Researched Peter Reder]

ROLL
OF OUR MEN
WHO
SERVED
IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1918

ANDREWS

A B

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BENNETT

A G

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BENNETT

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BILES

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BLAKE

A G

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BROWNSEA

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CAVE

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CAVE

G J

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CLARKE

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CURTIS

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DILLON TRENCHARD

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FRAMPTON

C H G

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FRAMPTON

E J

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FRAMPTON

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GUY

James Francis J

Born 1899, awarded Military Medal. - No further information currently

JAMES

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KERLEY

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KERLEY

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KERLEY

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KERLEY

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KERLEY

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KERLEY

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KERLEY

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KERLEY

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KINGMAN

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KINGMAN

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KINGMAN

W J K

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MITCHELL

F B

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MOXHAM

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WAYGOOD

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WEEKS

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WEEKS

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WINES

J

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Shapwick doesn’t appear to have a WW2 village memorial, but the following two plaques are to be found in the parish church of St. Bartholemew.

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
REV. GEORGE ALEXANDER KAY C.F.M.A.
AIRBORNE CHAPLAIN KILLED
WHILE TENDING THE WOUNDED
IN NORMANDY ON D DAY 1945
HIS FATHER SERVED THE CHURCH AND PARISH
DURING THE WAR YEARS

KAY

George Alexander

Plaque on south wall of nave near altar.
The Reverend George Alexander Kay, Chaplain 4th Class, of the Royal Army Chaplains' Department attached to 8th Battalion,. Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Service no. 150817. Died 07/06/1944 aged 36. Buried Ranville Cemetery, France, grave ref. IA. M. 2. Son of Thomas George Brierley Kay and Fanny Kay; husband of Janet Evelyn Lucas Kay, of Watermillock, Cumberland. M.A. (Oxon.).

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EDWARD NELSON HOUSE
THE ROYAL DECCAN HORSE I.A.C.
WHO FELL IN ACTION AT MEIKTILA, BURMA
3RD MARCH 1945 AGED 21
GRANDSON OF E. W. CAVE

"THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD
WWE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

HOUSE

Edward Nelson

Plaque on north wall, adjacent to north porch door to nave.
Edward Nelson House, nationality Indian. Lieutenant Royal Deccan Horse (9th Horse), I.A.C. Service no. EC/4680. Buried Taukkyan War cemetery, Myanmar, grave ref. 20. A. 4. Son of Edgar Nelson House and Gwendoline Annie House, of Ferndown, Dorset.

Last updated 14 April, 2014

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