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SWANAGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2004
Gravestone Photographs Copyright Vernon Masterman 2004

The Swanage War Memorial listed here covers the period 1914-20 and takes the form of a large stone cairn on the high bank overlooking the beach. There are also names for 1939-1945 not listed here. The memorial itself stands in the Recreation Ground, Shore Road, Swanage. It takes the form of a very large tapering cairn of natural water worn Purbeck stone. It has a low curving wall to the front with inset panels bearing the inscription with the names of the fallen on the front and sides. It was uneiled on 1st August 1920. There are 99 names for World War 1 and 65 for World War 2. H. D. INIGHT has been listed under Wordl War 2 incorrectly and should be under World War 1.

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2005

IN MEMORY OF THE
SWANAGE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN
THE WAR
1939 - 1945
IN MEMORY OF
SWANAGE MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

ANDREWS

Arthur
Private 39756, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 21st Division. Killed in action near Hermonville 27th May 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr. Andrews & Mrs Ena Andrews of Main Road, Herston. Born and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in Hermonville Military Cemetery.

ANDREWS

Henry [Richard]
Stoker 1st Class K/12672, HMS “Arethusa”, Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship was mined 11th February 1916. Aged 22. Born 8 April 1893 in Dover, Kent. Son of Henry James & Henrietta Andrews of 32, Military Road, Dover, Kent. Gardener before enlisting. Enlisted 28 September 1911 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 4¾ inches, chest 37¾ inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. Commemorated on The Chatham Memorial, Kent. MR.1

ATKINSON

Geoffrey Howard
Captain, 45th Rattrays Sikhs, Indian Army. Killed in action in Mesopotamia on the 1st February 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr. George T. & Mrs Edith J. Atkinson of Durlston Court, Swanage. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Highdate, London, a Cambridge Undergraduate, son of George and Edith Atkinson, resident Dulston Court Park Road, Swanage, Dorset. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq. MR.38

Extract from British India Office Wills and Administrations:

Re: Geoffrey Howard Atkinson - deceased

The 1st day of December 1918.

Dated 29th February 1916.

Dera Ismail Khan,

N. W. F. P.

I Geoffrey Howard Atkinson of 45th Rattray's Sikhs do hereby revoke all wills and codicils heretofore made by me and do declare this to be my last will and testament. I desire and bequeath all my property estate and effects real and personal which I possess or own now or which I may be entitled to at my death unto my father George Thomas Atkinson of Durlston Court Swanage Dorset England absolutely and l further declare that I am entitled absolutely to four hundred pounds under the Will of the late Captain W. J. Hartley of the 5th Service Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers to be paid on the death of Lady Hartley mother of the said Captain W. J. Hartley and I further declare that I am entitled under the said will to an additional sum of four hundred pounds in case Mr. Donald Smyth be found to have predeceased Captain W. J. Hartley. And I further declare I am also entitled to a share or the whole of the residue of the reversionary property of the said Captain W. J. Hartley in case I survive the said lady Hartley. I am further entitled to three hundred pounds under the will of the late Mr. S. D. K. Rogers Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers - I hereby declare that I devise and bequeath all the above property as well as anyother Property real and personal and of every nature whatsoever unto my father George Thomas Atkinson of Durlston Court Swanage in the County of Dorset England and I hereby appoint the said George Thomas Atkinson the sole executor of this my will. Dated this twenty ninth day of Febryary (sic) 1916.

Geoffrey Howard Atkinson.

Signed in the presence of us, both present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses.

M
John Graham Wilson Capt.
45th Rattray's Sikhs
John Edmund Waller Capt.
45th Rattray's Sikhs.

The last will and testament as contained in the forgoing copy of Geoffrey Howard Atkinson late a captain 45th Rattrays Sikhs European who died a bachelor on the 1st day of February 1917 of wounds received on active service was proved and registered in His Majesty's High Court of Judicature at Bombay and Letters of administration with the copy of the said will annexed having effect throughout the province of Bombay of the property and credits of the said deceased the sole executor named in the said will (for his use and benefit and limited until he should apply for and obtain Probate of the said will granted to him from this Court) the said William Alban Haig Brown having taken the oath required in such a case.

Estate under Rupees 4,100/-.

BALSON

Henry George J
Private 28569, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. 14th Light Division. Died of wounds suffered at Ypres 20th October 1917. Aged 38. Son of William & Amelia Balson of East Lulworth, Husband of Mrs. F. A. Balson, “Rocquaine”, Victoria Avenue, Swanage. Enlisted in Dorchester. Formerly with the Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Belgium. B.11.

BASTABLE

George Herbert
Lance Corporal 28300, 56th Field Company, Royal Engineers. 18th Division. Killed in action on the Somme, 15th November 1916. Aged 25. Son of Walter John & Alice Bastable of 13, Eldon Terrace, Swanage. Born in Swanage and enlisted in Dorchester Buried in Courcelles au Bois Communal Cemetery Extension. F.133

BASTABLE

Walter Edward
Sergeant 1224, Number 6 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. (B.E.2c’s) Artillery Observation Squadron. Killed in action 17th March 1917. Aged 24. Son of Walter John & Alice Bastable of 13, Eldon Terrace, Swanage. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. B.11.

BATTRICK

Arthur Dennis
Boy Telegraphist J/29320, H.M.S.”Lynx”, Royal Navy. 4th Destroyer Flotilla, The Grand Fleet, Scapa Flow. One of 70 lost when the ship struck a mine in the Moray Firth on 9th August 1915. Only 26 saved. Born 30 July 1915 in Southampton. Son of Beatrice Battrick, of 93, Raphael Rd., Milton, Gravesend. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, MR.3.

BATTRICK

Dick

Private 48553, 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 25th August 1918. Next of kin, Swanage. Born in Swanage and enlisted in Dorchester. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. F.630

BEAVIS

Harry James

Rifleman 6051, 1/16th Battalion, London Regiment. 56th Division. (The Queens Westminster Rifles) Killed in action on the Somme on the 10th September 1916. Aged 25. Son of Mr H.W. and Mrs E. Beavis of “Brook Villa,” Springfield Road, Swanage. Born in Southampton. Enlisted in Kingston on Thames Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR.21

BENFIELD

Arthur

Private 39736, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment 21st .Division Killed in action 18th September 1918. Aged 19. Son of Charles & Adelaide Benfield of 2, Gordon Villas, Swanage. Born and enlisted in Swanage. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR.16.

BISHOP

Sidney Macrae

Private 31644 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 5th Regular Division. Killed in action at Ypres on the 4th October 1917. Born in Church Knowle and enlisted in Swanage. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30.

BONFIELD

Henry

Private 31642, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 5th Regular Division. Killed in action at Passchendaele 6th November 1917. Aged 33. Son of Mr & Mrs M. Bonfield of Herston Cross, Herston, Swanage. Born and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke B.112

BOWER

Leonard

Private 46911 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Killed in action at Ypres 23rd September 1917. Born in Swanage and enlisted in Portsmouth. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. MR.30

BOWERING

Charles William

Private 535308, 91st Company, The Labour Corps. Died in France on the 28th November 1918. Aged 39. Son of Levi & Charlotte Bowering of Swanage. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille F.34

BRADFORD

Ernest Walter

Private 23684, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 7th Regular Division. Killed in action at Arras 13th May 1917. Aged 21. Son of Walter John & Sarah Ann Bradford of 1, Central Villas, Mount Pleasant, Swanage. Enlisted in Falmouth, Cornwall Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20.

BROWN

Edward Barnes

Sergeant 334085, Dorset Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home on the 7th May 1917. Aged 28. Son of Mr & Mrs E.B. Brown of Swanage. Territorial Efficiency Medal (TEM). Born and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in Swanage (Northbrook) Cemetery

BURGE

John

Private 7393, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Gheluvelt Wood near Ypres 12th November 1914. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Edwin John Burge of The Bungalow, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton. Born in Dorchester and enlisted in Wareham. Resident of Swanage Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR.29

BURGESS

Benjamin Edmund

Private 30806, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Died of wounds 11th November 1917. Born in Kensington and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck. F.297

BURNS

Harry Angel

Private 295317 1/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 58th London Division. Killed in action at Ypres 20th September 1917. Born in Hampton Wick and enlisted in Kingston on Thames. Resident of Tolworth. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. MR.29

BURT

Horace Christopher

Cadet, Royal Air Force. Died at home 4th July 1918. Formerly with 28th Battalion, London Regiment) The Artists Rifles) Born in Swanage, Next of kin Swanage. Enlisted in London. Buried in Swanage (Northbrook) Cemetery.

CAMERON

Donald

Corporal 18121, 130th Field Company, Royal Engineers. 38th Welsh Division. Killed in action 10th April 1918. Born St. Mary’s Herefordshire. Enlisted in Poole. Next of kin, Boscombe. Commemorated on The Ploegsteert Memorial MR.32

CANN

Percy

Private 73875, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.) Saskatchewan Regiment) 6th Brigade. 2nd Canadian Division. Killed in action near Mount Sorrel, Ypres 6th June 1916. Aged 33. Son of George Henry Luke and Emma Cann. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres MR.29. ) Canadian Section)

CHINCHEN

Frederick

Rifleman 678055, 1/21st Battalion, London Regiment) First Surrey Rifles) 47th London Division. Killed in action 1st September 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mrs Adelaide Jane Chinchen of ‘Seaford’ Priest Road, Swanage and Mr Chinchen. Born in Swanage and enlisted in Stratford, East London. Resident of Barking, Essex. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois Memorial MR.16.

CHURCHILL

Henry

Private 40828, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. 7th Regular Division. Died of wounds in base hospital at Etaples 5th October 1917. Aged 35. Wounded in the Ypres Salient. Son of William & Ellen Churchill of Goathorn, Swanage. Born in Goathorn, Swanage and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery F.40

CHUNN

Erling Victor

Lance Corporal SD.2646 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division Killed in action at Monchy 3rd May 1917 Born in Reading and enlisted in Hastings. Name also appears on the Bexhill on Sea and Chichester City War Memorials. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial, . MR.20

CLARK

Frederick J

Gunner 283286 353rd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery transferred to 761 Area Employment Company, The Labour Corps. Died in Belgium 25th November 1918. Aged 29. Husband of Bessie Clarke of “Houlston” High Street, Swanage. Buried in Kortrijk (St. Jan) Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

COLEMAN

William C

Bombardier. Royal Garrison Artillery. No further information currently.

COOMBS

William

Private 22863, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment 41st Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 7th October 1916. Aged 26. Husband of Emma Rosalie Coombs of Herston, Swanage. Born in Weymouth, Dorset and enlisted in Brockenhurst, Hampshire. Resident of Ringwood. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR.21

COFFIN

William

Boy 1st Class J/21399, H.M.S. ”Invincible”, Royal Navy. Grand Fleet Battlecruisers. Died at home 28th June 1915. Buried in Swanage (Northbrook) Cemetery.

CORBEN

Frank J

Stoker. 1st Class PO/152277, H.M.S.” Victory’”, Royal Navy. Portsmouth Shore Establishment Died at home on the 28th August 1918. Aged 44. Son of James Hayward & Maria Corben of 4, The High Street, Herston. Buried in Swanage) Northbrook) Cemetery.

CUFF

A Hugh C

Airman 1st Class 1192, Number 3 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. One of eight men killed when a bomb exploded accidentally on the airfield at Merville on the 13th March 1915. Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery. Bethune. F.98

CUFF

Edward Willam

Able Seaman 204116 RFR/PO/B/6025, H.M.S. “Viknor”, Royal Navy. Lost with the Armed Merchant Cruiser off the Irish Coast 13th January 1915 Son of Charles & Mary Cuff of Studland Husband of Mrs Emily Cuff of 59, West Boro’, Windborne. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR.3.

CURTIS

Charles Joseph

Private 34209, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. 17th Northern Division Killed in action 21st September 1918. Aged 32. Son of George & Hester Curtis of “ Haycrafts”, Langton Matravers. Husband of Anna Louisa Catherine Curtis of Brook Cottage, Chideock, Bridport. Born in Corfe Castle and enlisted in Swanage. Commemorated on The Vis En Artois Memorial MR.16.

DAVIS

Reginald Richard

Private 27731, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. 32nd Division. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel 18th November 1916. Born in Yeovil, Somerset and enlisted in Tredegar, Monmouthshire. Resident of Sirhoney, Monmouthshire. Buried in Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel. F.153

DAWE

Charles Henry

Leading Seaman 221373, H.M. Submarine “D2”, Royal Navy. Lost with the ship in the North Sea 25th November 1914. (Reported 1.12.14.) Aged 29. Son of Samuel & Sarah Dawe of 3, Albany Terrace, Kings Road, Swanage. Husband of Lily Dawe (remarried) of 205, Gillingham Road, Gillingham, Kent. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Memorial, Southsea. MR.3.

DAWE

George R

Lance Corporal 27585, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. 5th Regular Division. Died of wounds near Arras 24th April 1917. Aged 31. Son of Samuel & Sarah Dawe of 3, Albany Terrace, Kings Road, Swanage. Born in Bere Regis, Dorset and enlisted in Dorchester. Buried in Villers Station Cemetery, Villers Au Bois. F.81

DRAKE

Charles Henry

Private 15381, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. 16th Brigade. Lahore Division The Indian Army. Mesopotamia. Killed in action 25th March 1917. Born in Wareham and enlisted in Dorchester. Next of kin, Herston, Swanage. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq. MR.38

EDMONDS

Charles William

Gunner 137063, 11th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action at Arras 9th April 1917. Aged 27. Son of Isaac & Elizabeth Edmonds of “Denehurst” Park Road, Swanage. Born and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras. F.1182

FOOT

Frederick C

Gunner 299, 1/1st Lancashire Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action at Mametz 17th July 1916. Born in Studland and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz. F.397

GALER

Charles Dunstan

Corporal 3013, 1/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 56th London Division. Killed in action near Combles on the Somme 16th September 1916. Enlisted in Hornsey, Middlesex and enlisted in High Barnet. Buried in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension. F.785

GREEN

Frank

Private G.25976 11th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds in France 19th April 1919 Next of kin residents of Swanage. Enlisted in Dorchester

HANSFORD

F J

Lance Corporal 37310, 2nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Died after the war in Germany 3rd February 1919. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Hansford of “Kenwyn” Gordon Villas, Swanage. Formerly with The Dorsetshire Regiment Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery. Germany

HARDING

Robert

Lance Corporal 26676, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died in captivity in Germany 16th May 1918 Born in Swanage and enlisted in Dorchester. Next of kin residents of Swanage. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery. Germany

HAYSOM

Alfred H

Sapper. 37298 88th Field Company, Royal Engineers. 13th Division. Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. Died on the 15th May 1916. Born in Swanage and enlisted in Dorchester. Next of kin Swanage. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Iraq 5.

HOLT

Frederick Charles

Lance Corporal 3/6034 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at La Basse 13th October 1914. Born in Swanage and enlisted in Wareham. Next of kin, Swanage. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR.22

HOMER, MC

William Howard Claude

Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action near Ypres 26th April 1918. Aged 31. Son of Ernest & Sarah Jane Alice Homer of “Coniston”, Broadstone near Poole. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium MR.30

HORN

George William

Leading Signalman 223720, H.M.S. “Invincible”, Royal Navy. 3rd Battle cruiser Squadron The Grand Fleet. Lost with the Battle cruiser at Jutland 31st May 1916. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR.3

HOWSON

Frank Wilfred

Private 48570, 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 12th Division Killed in action near Maricourt 26th August 1918. Aged 19. Son of William & Sarah Howson of Swanage. Born in Plymouth and enlisted in Swanage. Next of kin residents of Swanage. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. F.630

HUNT

Alexis

No further information currently

INIGHT

Henry David

Private 20156, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action at Mametz, France, 1st July 1916. Aged 19. Born London, enlisted Exeter. Son of Ada L. Inight, of 3, Grosvenor Cottage, Grosvenor Road, Swanage. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1898 in St. Giles Registration District, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born St. Giles, London, resideent witrh his parents. William and Ada Inight, at 5, Margaret Street, Clerkenwell, Holborn, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born St Charles, London, resident with his mother, Ada Inight, at 4 Millman Street, St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars with St George the Martyr, London. Djuring the period 7th to 17th March 1916 he had been confined to camp with influenza. Buried in Devonshire Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Row A. Grave 7.

JACKMAN

George

Private 14454, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Guards Division. Killed in action at Flers.16th September 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs John Jackman of Prospect Farm, Small Holding, Victoria Avenue, Swanage. Husband of Mrs C. J. Jackman of The Cottage, Institute Road, Swanage. Born in Herston and enlisted in Colchester, Essex. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR.21

JOHNSON

John Frederick

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 13th Division. Mesopotamia. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 9th April 1916. Aged 19. Son of Frederick John & Kate Johnson of “Dumont” Station Road, Swanage. A volunteer from a coffee Plantation at Dumont, Santos, San Paulo, Brazil. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial MR.38.

JOHNSON

Alec Cuthbert

Private 29640, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 39th Division. Killed in action at Becourt on the Somme 3rd September 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs F. J. Johnson of “Westbury” Rempstone Road, Swanage. Enlisted in Southampton. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel F.339

JOHNSON

Alfred Andrew

Private 14845, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 6th Division. Killed in action near St. Souplet 25th October 1918. Aged 18. Son of Frederick John & Kate Johnson of “Dumont” Station Road, Swanage. Enlisted in Dorchester. Buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery. F.1266

JENKINS, D.S.O. M.C. and BAR.

Leoline

Lieutenant Colonel, South Eastern Headquarters, Royal Air Force. Died at home 20th November 1918. Aged 27. Son of Leo & Maude Jenkins of Ecclesfield, Ashford, Middlesex. Awarded the Fistinguished Service Order (DSO) and Military Cross with bar (M.C.). Buried in Acton Cemetery, Middlesex.

KEATS

Frederick George

Rifleman. 371620, 1/8th Battalion, London Regiment. (The Post Office Rifles) 47th London Division. Killed in action on Vimy Ridge 21st May 1916. Aged 24. Son of William & Elizabeth Keats of Main Road, Herston, Swanage. Enlisted in London. Commemorated on The Arras memorial MR.20.

KEYNES

Seth

Private 25043, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died of wounds at La Neuville 12th November 1916. Aged 40. Son of Robert & Ellen Keynes of Swanage. Born and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in La Neuville Communal Cemetery, Corbie. F.66

KITLEY

William R

No further information currently

GRAY-LOW

T

No further information currently

MITCHELL

Harry

Private 9947, "A" Company, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Swanage. Son of Clifford Henry and Maria Ruth Mitchell of Cornwall Villa, Queen's Rd. East, Swanage. Formerly 2165, Hampshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

MAHAGAN

Percy

Private 16782, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment 17th Division Killed in action 1st April 1918. Aged 27. Son of Edward & Annie Mahagan of Swanage. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Mahagan of 9, Alfred Place, Kensington. Born in Swanage and enlisted in Dorchester. Buried in Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension. F.196

MARCH

James Henry

Lance Corporal 22728, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Guards Division. Died of wounds in C.C.S. at La Neuville 16th September 1916. Aged 18. Son of William James & Mary Jane March of “Grafton” Richmond Road, Swanage. Born Swanage and enlisted in Dorchester. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension. F.23

MASTERS

W

No further information currently

MINIFIE

Henry A

Private 3248, The Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action on the 25th July 1918. Aged 21. Son of Atherstone Richardson & Edith Minifie of 3, Victoria Terrace, The High Street, Swanage. Born, Swanage and enlisted in Dorchester. Buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery F.1266

MORRIS

Cecil G.B

Lance Bombardier 137119, Royal Garrison Artillery Died at home on the 6th January 1919. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Richard Morris of 4, The High Street, Herston. Buried in Swanage (Northbrook) Cemetery

NAYLOR

A.H.W

Private 05544, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Depot) Died at home 20th February 1919. Buried in Swanage (Northbrook) Cemetery.

NORMAN

Charles Albert

Private 9669, 1/5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. 11th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 11th January 1917. Aged 21. Son of Albert Richard & Annie Amelia Norman of 6, Church Hill, Swanage Born and enlisted in Swanage. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

NORMAN, (MM)

Charles Talbot

Gunner 138556, 138th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds. 4th July 1918. Aged 34. Son of Walter & Sarah Norman of New Cottages, Herston. Husband of Annie Amelia Norman of “Kingsley” Priest Road, Swanage. Born in Swanage and enlisted in Weymouth. Awarded the military Medal (M.M.) Buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie. F.66.

NORMAN

George C

Private 5810, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. 16th Brigade. The Lahore Division The Indian Army in Mesopotamia. Died of disease in Mesopotamia 31st December 1916 Born in Swanage and enlisted in Dorchester. Son of Robert & Emily Norman, of Swanage. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial, Iraq. MR.38

NORMAN

Robert G

Private The Dorsetshire Regiment. No further information currently.

NORTHOVER

Ernest

Able Seaman 232484, H.M.S. “Tipperary”, Royal Navy. 4th Destroyer Flotilla The Grand Fleet. Lost, when the Flotilla Leader was sunk in action with German Battleships During the night action of Battle of Jutland 1st June 1916. Only 12 men saved out of a crew of 197. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea MR.3

OLIVER

Charles Robert

Private 8572, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. 16th (Poona) Brigade Lahore Division, The Indian Army. Killed in action at Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia 22nd November 1915. Aged 25. Son of William & Emily Oliver of Coles Ground, Langton Matravers. Born in Worth Matravers and enlisted in Dorchester. Resident of Broadway, Dorset. Commemorated on The Basra Memorial MR.38

OLIVER

Henry Martin

Sergeant. 8258, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 14th March 1915. Aged 27. Son William & Emily Oliver of Coles Ground, Langton Matravers Born in Bishops Caundle and enlisted in Sherborne. Husband of Lilian Maude Oliver who remarried and moved to Piddletown. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.MR.29

PESSELL

Percy John

Ordinary Seaman J/35361, H.M.S. “Hampshire”, Royal Navy. Lost when the Armoured cruiser was mined off the Orkneys 5th June 1916. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial MR.1.

POND

Frederick George

Second Lieutenant, 144th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. 3rd Division. Killed in action near Ecoust St. Mein 5th September 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs F. W. Pond of “Fordham” Kings Road, Swanage. Buried in H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust St. Mein F.568

PRIDE

F.N

Sapper 193519, 432nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. 66th Division. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born in Frogham, Hampshire and enlisted in Swanage. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR.27.

RENDALL

Arthur John

Private 78018, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Reg.) 2nd Brigade. 1st Canadian Division Died of wounds on the 11th October 1918. Aged 42. Buried in Diusans British Cemetery, Etrun. F.113

ROGERS

Sheffield Digby Kissane

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers attached Northumberland Fusiliers. 3rd Division. Killed in action during the 2nd Battle of Ypres, 14th June 1915. In the 1911 census he was living at 60 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, a school boy boarder at Bedford School, aged 17 (born circa 1894), born Norwood, Surrey. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. MR.29.

ROSE, MC

Merton Alfred

Second Lieutenant, 2/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment 61st Division. Died of wounds 19th September 1918. Aged 24. Son of Lambert H. & Elizabeth J. Rose of Swanage. Brother of Osmand. Awarded the military Cross (M.C.)Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery. F.31

ROSE

Osmond Arthur

Second Lieutenant, 1/5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment (attached to 1/4th Wiltshire) Died of disease in Egypt 12th September 1919. Aged 24. Son of Lambert H. & Elizabeth J. Rose of Swanage. Brother of Merton Husband of Mrs Cecily Beatrice Rose of 7, Cecil Road, Wimbledon. Buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Egypt 2.

SEWELL

Sydney Davies

Major, 3rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action near Ypres 18th February 1915. Aged 40. Son of Colonel Thomas Davies Sewell and Mrs Elizabeth Sophia Sewell. Buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Belgium. B.57

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page 323:

SEWELL, SIDNEY DAVIES, Major, 3rd London Field Coy., Royal Engineers (T.F.), elder surv. s. of Col. Thomas Davies Jewell, of 29, Grosvenor Road, West; minster, S.W., F.R.A.S., Senior proprietor of the Broad Arrow and Naval and Military Gazette ; clerk of the Spectacle-Makers' Company and Secretary of its diploma scheme ; late Commandant 4th Battn. The Essex Regt., by his wife' Elizabeth Sophia, eldest dau. of the late George Burt, formerly a Sheriff of the City of London; b. London, 12 Oct. 1875 ; educ. Tonbridge School; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. (Volunteers), 23 June, 1892 ; and was promoted 23 June, 1894 ; Capt. 19 June, 1898, and Major 16 April, 1910; was in command of the 3rd London Field Coy. (T.F.), and volunteered for Imperial service on outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 ; went to France in Jan. 1915, and was killed in action near Ypres, IS Feb. 1915; unm. Buried there. Capt. Sewell was a long service volunteer and had the Territorial Decoration. and was a member of the London Territorial Force Association.

SLADE

Robert Blackmore

Major, 123rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action near Souchez on the 10th July 1918. Aged 25. Son of James Robert & Fanny Slade of “Brook Dene” 2, Brunstead Place, Westbourne, Bournemouth. Born in Swanage. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. F.924

SMITH

Arthur Henry Cecil

Gunner 121987, 106th Siege Battery. Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action near Thiepval 25th October 1916. Aged 17. Son of Herbert James & Rosannah Smith of 4, Herston Cross, Swanage. Born and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery. .74

STEER

Phillip G

Corporal 5716, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel 13th November 1916. Aged 26. Son of The Rev. homas and Mrs Kate Steer of “Fircroft” 66, Shinfield Road Reading. Native of Swanage. Born in Swanage and enlisted in Reading. Buried in Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel F.152

STEVENS

Harry

Private 27367, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment.16th Brigade Lahore Division. Indian Army, Mesopotamia. Taken prisoner at Kut el Amara and died in captivity 16th July 1917. Aged 34. Son of John & Mary Stevens of Eastington Farm, Swanage. Husband of Daisy Stevens of Blashenwell Farm, Corfe Castle Born in Worth Matravers and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in Bagdhad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.

STICKLAND

John

Private 624718, 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) 10th Brigade. 4th Canadian Division. Killed in action 3rd June 1917. Aged 24. Born 4 December 1893 in Torn, Devon. Son of George & Mary Stickland of Porlock House, Ulwell Road, Swanage. Attested 4th February 1916 in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada, unmarried, aged 22 years 1 month, height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 38½ inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, born hair, religious denomination Church of England. Butcher and Farmer by trade. Commemorated on The Vimy Memorial MR.23 National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9330 - 34

STOCK

Charles Herbert

Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment attached to 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. 13th Division. Died hospital at Amara, Mesopotamia 31st May 1916. Aged 43. Son of Bernard Camidge & Caroline Elizabeth Stock. Husband of Mrs Mabel Agnes Stock (nee Rule). Formerly served with the 13th Hampshires. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. 5. See also London Stock Exchange.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 2, Page 286:

STOCK, CHARLES HERBERT, 2nd Lieut., 13th (Service) Battn. The Hampshire Regt., 2nd s. of Bernard Camidge Stock, of Lyndhurst, Princess Road, Bournemouth, late of the London Stock Exchange, by his wife, Caroline Elizabeth, dau. of George Herring, of Kensington; b. Teddington, co. Middlesex, 10 July, 1873 ; educ. Aldenham School, Elstree, co. Herts; was on the Stock Exchange; served for seven years with the H.A.C.; volunteered for foreign service, and rejoined on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders March, 1915 ; was wounded at Neuve Chapelle in the same year; obtained a 2nd Lieutenancy in the Hampshire Regt. 28 May, 1915 ; served with the Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia from Jan. 1916, and died near Abu-Roman Mounds 31 May, 1916, from gastro-enteritis, contracted while serving in the trenches. Buried by Mason's Mounds on the Tigris. A brother officer wrote: "Lieut. C. H. Stock was very popular with the men of his Company (C), which he was commanding, and was also a favourite with his brother officers, who felt his loss very keenly. His devotion to duty was magnificent, and it was with difficulty that he was persuaded to go to the Field Ambulance." He m. at St. George's Church, Croydon, 15 July, 1904, Mabel Agnes (died from the effects of a motor accident in June, 1914), dau. of the late Bransby Yule, of Hampstead and Bournemouth, and had two sons: Geoffrey Charles, b. 17 Sept. 1906, and Laurence Bernard, b. 10 Oct. 1910.

Extract from the Stock Exchange Memorial Book:

SECOND LIEUTENANT CHARLES HERBERT STOCK, Hampshire Regiment, attached Worcester Regiment, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Stock, of Bournemouth West. Educated at Aldenham School, Herts, he was a good all-round sportsman and was in the 1st Eleven, both of cricket and football.

He became a member of the Stock Exchange in 1897.

At the beginning of the War, though over forty, he rejoined the Honourable Artillery Company, was promoted to Corporal, and went out with his Regiment to France. He was severely wounded at the battle of Neuve Chapelle, being shot through the neck, and was sent to hospital in England. On recovery he returned to his Regiment and then got a commission in the 13th Hants Regiment, with which in July 1916 he sailed for Egypt. From there he was sent to Mesopotamia and attached to the 9th Worcester Regiment.

While in the front trenches a few miles from Kut, he collapsed owing to illness and gastric troubles. He was carried to the field ambulance, but succumbed quite suddenly on 31 May 1916, after being unconscious about two days.

An officer of his battalion wrote that during his short service there “He had endeared himself to his fellow officers and men" and "how much he would be missed."

He left two boys—now orphans—having previously lost his wife in a motor accident in 1914.

STOCKLEY

Albert

Gunner. 73399, Aged 41 258th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery Died at home after the war 19th April 1920 Husband of Florence Maude Stockley of 5, Manswell’s Lane, Swanage. Born at Corfe Castle. Buried in Swanage (Northbrook) Cemetery.

STRONG

Percy W

Private 27068, 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 12th Division. Killed on action at Monchy 24th July 1917. Aged 37. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Strong of Wilton, Husband of Mary Strong of 4, Carrants Court Terrace, Swanage. Born in Wilton and enlisted in Swanage. Buried in Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy Le Preux F.154

TOMES

Frederick Charles

Leading Seaman 208021, H.M.S. “Barham”, Royal Navy. 5th Battle Squadron The Grand Fleet. Died out of service 16 April 1919, death registered in the Christchurch Registration District, Hampshire, April, to June Quarter 1919. Born 8 October 1884 in Swanage, Dorset, baptised 1 February 1885 In Swanage, son of George and Annie Mansfield Tomes. Before enlisting he was a quarryman. Enlisted 8 October 1902 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 4inches, light brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion.

TUCK

John William

Private 6809, 16th Battalion, Australian Infantry 4th Brigade. 4th Australian Division Killed in action 6th April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr W.E. & Louisa M. Tuck of Katanning, Western Australia. Native of Corfe Castle. Swanage connection unknown. Buried in St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent. F.226

UDELL

Harry

Private TF.204474, 1/5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. 11th Division Killed in action at Epinoy on the 1st October 1918. Aged 29. Husband of Mrs Bessie Udell of “Roscar” Osborne Road, Swanage. Son of Mr & Mrs Udell of Wimborne. Born in Wimborne and enlisted in Sherborne. Formerly with the Dorsetshire Yeomanry. Buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Epinoy. F.406

VINEY

Phillip Ernest

Captain, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. 6th Division Mortally wounded near Rue de Pattilon on the 14th December 1914 and died in Military hospital at Bailleul on the 17th December. Aged 26. Second Son of Dr. J. Ernest Viney and Mrs B. L. Viney of “Cintra” Swanage. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery F.284

WELSH

Charles Edward

Private 26693, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 30th Division Killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres, 2nd August 1917. Next of kin Swanage residents. Born and enlisted in Swanage. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres MR.29

WEST

Thomas

Lance Corporal 201, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Regular Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 29th November 1917. Aged 43. Son of John & Margaret West of Northallerton, Yorkshire. Husband of Florence Belle West of Cupplestone, Corfe Castle. Born in Northallerton and enlisted in St. Pauls Churchyard, London. Buried in Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension. F.1496

WICKS

Leonard

Able Seaman J/51762 (PO), Royal Navy. H.M.S. “Africa” West African Escort Force. Died of disease in Freetown, Sierra Leone on the 17th September 1918 Buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery, Sierra Leone, West Africa.

WOODROW

Frederick

Private 31832, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. 5th Regular Division. Killed in action during the German Flanders offensive on the 23rd April 1918. Aged 36. Son of Edmund & Sophia Woodrow of Lulworth Cottage, Herston. Born and enlisted in Swanage. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR.20.

WYATT

Arthur Herbert

[SDGW lists him as Arthur Herbert Wright] Sergeant S4/146921, 68th Field Butchery Unit, Royal Army Service Corps. East African Forces. Died in German East Africa 1st January 1917. Aged 28. Son of James & Mary Wyatt of 6, Carlton Lodge, Ulwell Road, Swanage. Born in Swanage and enlisted in Dorchester, Buried in Dar Es Salaam Cemetery. Tanzania.

1939-1945

Surnames and initials added to the stone cairn used for WW1

ADDICOTT

John James

Leading Aircraftman 1412643, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died at home 3 February 1944. Aged 37. Son of John James & Selena Addicott. Husband of Ellen Louisa Addicott of Swanage. Buried in Swanage (Godlingston) Cemetery.

ALBIN

Frederick Edward

Marine PO/X 113000, H.M. Landing Craft Gun (L) 15, Royal Marines (Portsmouth). Lost when with H.M.L.C.G (L) 16 the landing craft foundered in heavy weather off Milford Haven on the 25 April 1943. Aged 18. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

BALLARD

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BARROW

Thomas Robert

Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class D/MX 49173, HMS 'Galatea', Royal Navy. One of 469 lost when the Light Cruiser was torpedoed by U557 in the Mediterranean N.W. of Alexandria 15 December 1941. Aged 24. Shortly afterwards, U 557 was sunk in error by an Italian Torpedo Boat. Son of Thomas Leonard & Agnes Louise Barrow of St. Albans Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial.

BENDING

Herbert Arthur

Corporal 1889003, 276th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in Libya near Benghazi 4 December 1942. Aged 24. Son of Charles and Emily Bending of Swanage. Husband of Agnes Florence Bending of Hemel Hemstead, Herts. Buried in Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya.

BEST

Arthur Reginald

Stoker Petty Officer P/KX 80753, H.M. Submarine 'Olympus', Royal Navy. Lost when the submarine struck a mine outside Grand Harbour, Malta on passage to Gibraltar 8 May 1942. Aged 29. Son of Ernest & Lilian Best. Husband of Queenie Evelyn Best of Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

BEST

Harold Ernest

Able Seaman D/JX 169805, HMS 'Tamar' (Depot ship for Hong Kong), Royal Navy. Taken prisoner by the Japanese and died in captivity 2 October 1942. Aged 23. Son of Sarah Best of Swanage. No known grave. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial

BRADFORD

Henry William

Private 5729754, 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 17 October 1943. Aged 28. Son of William Henry & Margaret Mary Bradford of Swanage. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 10.

BRIDLE

Edward George

Marine PO/X2390, HMS 'Barham', Royal Marines. Lost when the Battleship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean by U331 off Sollum on the 25 November 1941. Aged 23. Son of Edwin James & Jane Bridle of Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea.

BRUTON

Nora Violet (Miss)

Air Raid Warden (Civilian). Killed in a bombing raid on Swanage 17 August 1942. Aged 51. Daughter of Henry Walter & Kate Bruton. Resident of 3 Institute Road, Swanage. Died at 3, Institute Road. Buried in Swanage, Urban District Cemetery.

BRUTON

Alec Stephen

Civilian Air Raid Warden. Killed in a bombing raid on Swanage 17 August 1942. Aged 52. Son of Henry Walter and Kate Bruton. Resident of 3, Institute Road, Swanage. Buried in Swanage Urban District Cemetery.

CHINCHEN

Henry James

Corporal 521265, Royal Air Force. Died in captivity in Labuan Island, Dutch East Indies 14 April 1945. Aged 29. Son of Harry & Frances Chinchen of Swanage. Buried in Labuan War Cemetery. Plot T. Row D. Grave 12.

COCKBAINE

Michael William

Flight Sergeant (Bomb Aimer) 1600118, No 51 (Bomber) Squadron (Halifax 111's), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Shot down over Belgium in Halifax NR129 21 November 1944. Aged 21. Son of Harold William & Kathleen Anne Cockbaine of Swanage. Buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery Belgium

COLOMB

Raymond

Gunner 880782, 44th Battery, 13th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in during the retreat to Dunkirk between the 10 May and 22 June 1940. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, Extension, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 8.

COOMBES

Frederick William

[Spelt COOMBS on CWGC] Lance Corporal 5723939, 4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 10 July 1944. Aged 32. Son of William and Emma Coombs, of Herston, Swanage, Dorsetshire. Buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row B/ Grave 23.

CORBEN

Edward Harry

Lance Sergeant 5724909, 'A' Squadron, 44th Regiment (Royal West Kents), Reconnaissance Corps. Killed in action at El Alamein 29 October 1942. Aged 25. Son of Edmond & Beatrice Corben of Swanage. Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Plot XIII. Row F. Grave 5.

DENNESS

Bernard

Flying Officer (Navigator) 135674, 218 (Bomber) Squadron (Stirlings), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed with the rest of the crew when his Stirling EE944 - HA-H crashed on landing at Tempsford, Beds, attempting a three engine overshoot, returning from an operation over Germany 5 March 1944. Aged 23. Son of Sidney Harold & Beatrice Mary Denness of Swanage. Brought home and buried in Swanage (Godlingston) Cemetery.

DIFFEY

Robert Joseph

Private 5726704, 1st Battalion. Royal Sussex Regiment. Died in Italy 8 November 1945. Buried in Padua War Cemetery, Italy. Plot II. Row B. Grave 13.

DRAPER

Edmund Admont

Leading Seaman P/JX 131949, HMS 'Grenville', Royal Navy. Lost when the Flotilla Leader was mined in the Thames estuary 19 January 1940. Aged 26. Son of Walter James and Ada Louisa Draper of Swanage. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. Panel 40, Column 2.

ELLIS

Jack Llewellyn

Flight Lieutenant 39510, 128 (Bomber) Squadron (De Havilland Mosquito MK XV1), Royal Air Force. Flying from RAF Wyton, in Huntingdonshire, in raids over Berlin. Missing 7 November 1944. Son of John Arthur & Hattie Ellis of Swanage. No known grave. Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial. Panel 202.

ERRINGTON

Cyril William James

Able Seaman P/SSX 24701, H.M.S 'Upright', Royal Navy. Killed in Malta while serving in H.M. Submarines 19 August 1941. Aged 21. Son of Mr C.W. and Mrs Alice Errington of Swanage. Buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta. R.C. Sec. (Men's). Plot P. Grave 5.

FOOT

William Henry

Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1270764, No 55 (Bomber) Squadron (Douglas Bostons), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action over Italy 20 October 1943. Aged 26 Son of William & Annie Elizabeth Foot of Battersea, South London. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 9.

GATEHOUSE, DFM

Phillip Edwin

Flying Officer (Navigator) 131888, 544 (Photo Reconnaissance) Squadron. (Mosquitos), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying from Benson, Oxfordshire. Killed 2 August 1944. Aged 31. Son of Ernest George & Alice Mary Gatehouse of Swaythling, Southampton. Buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery. Plot H/3. Grave 136.

GRANT

Percy Frederick

Leading Seaman P/JX 425901, H.M. Landing Craft (Assault) 998, Royal Navy. Killed in action on 'D' Day 6 June 1944. Aged 3.7 Son of John & Alice Grant of Swanage. Husband of Florence Emily Grant of Swanage Buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery. Sec. M. 12. Grave 128A.

GRANT

Reginald William George

Driver 226828, 51 Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Egypt 31 March 1945. Aged 37. Son of James & Julia Grant. Husband of Annie Louisa Grant of Swanage. No known grave. Commemorated on The Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 74.

HAWKINS

Kathleen Winsome (Miss)

Air Raid Warden (Civilian). Killed during an air raid 17 August 1942. Aged 23. Adopted daughter of Albert Harold & Mrs B.M. Hawkins of 7, Richmond Road. Died at 3, Institute Road. Buried in Swanage, Urban District Cemetery.

HIXSON

Herbert Henry

Boy 1st Class P/JX 158383, HMS 'Royal Oak', Royal Navy. Lost when the Battleship was torpedoed by U47 (Gunter Prien) in Scapa Flow. Aged 16. Son of Lilian Hixson of Swanage. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 34, Column 2.

HOLT

Harry John Reginald

Petty Officer P/J 111967, HMS 'Culver', Royal Navy. Lost when the Ex-American Coastguard Cutter was torpedoed by U105 in the North Atlantic, escorting Convoy SL80 31 January 1942. The ship blew up taking all 126 members of the crew with her. Husband of Mrs R. Holt of Swanage. Aged 32. No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 62, Column 2.

HOLLAND

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HOMER

John Wood

Group Captain, 353 Squadron (Transport) (Lockheed Hudsons/Dakotas) India, Royal Air Force. Died in India 18 July 1944. Aged 37. Son of George James Wood and Millicent Homer of Swanage. Husband of Susan Mabel Christian Homer of Haslemere, Surrey. Buried in Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan. Plot 5. Row A. Grave 11.

HOMER, DFC

Michael Giles

Flying Officer (Pilot) 33409, 242 (Fighter) Squadron (Hurricanes), Royal Air Force. Battle of Britain Pilot. Fought with No 1 Squadron in the Battle of France and shot down over the South of England 27 September 1940. Aged 21 Son of George James Wood and Millicent Homer of Swanage. Buried in Swanage (Godlington) Cemetery. Plot A. Consecrated Grave 792.

HUNT

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LEWINGTON

Arthur Frederick John

Gunner 5490611, 15th Battery, 6th H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Taken prisoner by the Japanese and died in captivity in Yokohama, Japan 7 December 1942. Aged 37. Son of Sidney John and Harriett Lewington. Husband of Kathleen Lewington of Swanage. No known grave. Commemorated on the Yokohama Cremation Memorial, Japan. Panel 3.

LLOYD

Alister Charles Bowen

Captain 124689, 101 Battery (20th. Anti-Tank Regiment), Royal Artillery. Killed in action in Normandy 11 June 1944. Aged 27. Son of Alister Campbell Bowen Lloyd and Mary Pitcairn Lloyd of Swanage. M.A. Oxon. Buried in Banneville-La Campagne War Cemetery. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 10.

MANSFIELD

Lionel

Private 5735694, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Normandy 1 July 1944. Aged 21. Son of Walter Edward & Hilda Mansfield of Swanage. Buried in Tilyy-sur-Seulles War Cemetery. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 4.

MARSH

[Thomas Richard] Kenneth

Fusilier 14358028, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 19 June 1944. Aged 21. Son of Thomas Henry and Winifred Margaret Marsh, of Swanage, Dorsetshire. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 13. Row K. Grave 16.

MARSH

Reginald Arthur

Petty Officer D/J 75922, HMS 'Ardent', Royal Navy. Lost with the ship when the Destroyer was sunk attempting to defend the Aircraft Carrier 'Glorious' off Norway 8 June 1940. Aged 38. Son of William James & Annie Marsh. Husband of Celia Alice Eva Marsh of Guernsey, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 36, Column 3.

McKEVITT, BEM

Arthur Thomas Wiliam

Lieutenant, HMS 'Bramble', Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Lost when the Fleet minesweeper was sunk in action with German Destroyers in the Barents Sea during Arctic Convoy duties 31 December 1942. Aged 32. Son of Bernard & Emily McKevitt of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Husband of Mrs Nellie McKevitt of Swanage No known grave. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 76, Column 3.

MORGAN

Frederick Walter

Able Seaman P/J 91729, H.M. Trawler 'Star of Deveron', Royal Navy. Died at home. Aged 37 Husband of Hester Morgan of Swanage. Buried in Swanage (Godlingston) Cemetery. Plot A. Consecrated Grave 789.

NEWMAN

Haydn Walter

Stoker 1st Class D/KX 117640, HMS 'Repulse', Royal Navy. Lost when the Battle cruiser was torpedoed by Japanese aircraft off Malaya 10 December 1941. Aged 21 Son of Walter William & Theodora Gladys Newman of Swanage. No known grave. Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 53, Column 2.

NEWMAN

Leslie Alfred Frederick

Flying Officer 48142, Royal Air Force. Died on active service in Egypt 21 January 1943. Aged 24 Son of Walter William & Theodora Gladys May Newman of Swanage. Buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 11.

NOTLEY

Herbert

Bombardier 856779, 31st Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action at Keren in Ethiopia (Italian East Africa) 5 February 1941. Aged 21. Son of William & Evelyn Notley of Swanage. Buried in Keren War Cemetery, Ethiopia. Plot 4. Row C. Grave 3.

OUTRAM

Keith Davidson

Lieutenant Colonel 186/IA, Commanding Officer of 4/5th Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force). Killed in action near Imphal 30 May 1944. Aged 41. Son of The Rev. Arthur Outram MA (Cantab) & of Gertrude Ellen Outram of Swanage. Buried in Imphal War Cemetery, India. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 19.

PARKER

Frederick Frank

Private 5724431, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Sicily 29 July 1943. Aged 29. Son of Frederick Frank and Maud Parker of Swanage. Husband of Mary Parker of Southampton. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. Plot I. Row J. Grave 5.

PARKER

Ronald Cecil

Sergeant 5729461, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Normandy 11 June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Frank & Annie Parker of Swanage. Buried in Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery, Normandy. Plot II. Row G. Grave 5.

PATCH

John Whitmore

Petty Officer FAA/FX/582081, HMS 'Urley', Fleet Air Arm. Missing on a flight from Ronaldsway FAA station airfield on the Isle of Man 18 April 1945. Son of Cecil Whitmore & Amy Sophia Patch of Swanage. No known grave. Commemorated on The Lee on Solent Fleet Air Arm Memorial, Hampshire. Bay 6, Panel 1.

PEARCE

Frederick John

Private 5574124, The Gloucestershire Regiment. Died at home 20 May 1944. Aged 29. Son of John & Annie Pearce. Husband of Margaret Pearce of Swanage. Buried in Swanage (Godlingston) Cemetery. Plot B. Consecrated Grave 934.

PEEVER

Charles William Ronald

Lieutenant, HMS 'Formidable', Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy. Killed in action 8 May 1941. Aged 24 Son of Richard & Mary Peever, Husband of Gillian Marigold Peever. No known grave. Commemorated on The Lee on Solent Fleet Air Arm Memorial. Bay 1, Panel 7.

PRAGNELL

Robert Frank

Driver, 63rd (Airborne) Division Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action during the Arnhem operations 20 September 1944. Son of Frank & Lucy Pragnell No known grave. Commemorated on The Grosbeek Memorial, Holland. Panel 9.

READ

George Walter James

Private 5730001, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. 14th Army, SEAC. Killed in action near Kohima, Burma 5 May 1944. Aged 30. Son of Gladys Read of Herston, Swanage. Buried in Kohima War Cemetery. Plot 4. Row G. Grave 1.

REVELL

Jack Lewis

Corporal 1180849, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Taken prisoner in the Dutch East Indies and died in captivity 1 August 1942. Aged 31. Son of W.J. Francis & Blanche Louise Revell. Husband of Kathleen Susan Revell of Herston, Swanage. Buried in Jakarta War Cemetery, Java, Indonesia. Plot 5. Row D. Grave 2.

RICHARDS

Frederick Charles

Lance Corporal 5725025, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Sicily 25 July 1943. Aged 26. Buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 34.

ROBERTS

George Frederick

Sergeant 1168071, No 101 (Bomber) Squadron (Avro Lancasters), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Missing over Germany 5 January 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 163.

RUSSELL

John Anthony Peregrine

Lieutenant 130751, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action during the defence of Singapore 31 January 1942. Aged 25, Son of Archibald George Blomefield Russell (Lancaster Herald, College of Arms) and Mrs Janet Frances Russell. No known grave. Commemorated on The Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Column 77.

RUSSELL

John Leonard

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator) 1580401, No 50 (Bomber) Squadron (Lancasters), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost in France 3 February 1945. Aged 22. Buried in Choloy War Cemetery, France. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 3.

SAMWAYS

Robert Humphrey

Sergeant 5729879, 2/7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 6 October 1944. Aged 28. Son of Frederick Humphrey and Edith Samways, Husband of Mrs Elsie Samways of Studland. Buried in Cesena War Cemetery, Italy. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 8.

SMITH

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TATCHELL

Kenneth Ralph

Private 7373284, 183rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action in Italy 14 October 1943. Aged 23. Son of Ralph & Annie Elizabeth Tatchell of Bournemouth. Husband of Mrs Y.M.Tatchell. Buried in Minturno War Cemetery, Italy. Plot I. Row K. Grave 22.

THOMAS

Colin Herbert

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 222867, HMS 'Kelly', Royal Navy. Lost with the destroyer when she was bombed and sunk by aircraft during the evacuation of Crete 23 May 1941. Aged 25 Son of Mr & Mrs H.S. Thomas. Husband of Mrs Joan Thomas of Swanage, No known grave. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Column 45, Panel 1.

WATSON

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WEST

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WHEELWRIGHT

Graham Arthur

[Listed as Arthur Graham on CWGC] Major 140301, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Belgium 19 January 1945. Aged 30. Son of Arthur Graham & Sarah Harriett Wheelwright of Swanage. Husband of Mrs Noel Betty Wheelwright of Ashley, Hampshire. Buried in Brugge General Cemetery, Belgium. Plot 63. Row 2. Grave 3.

WHEELWRIGHT

William Brian

Pilot Officer 41763, 218 (Bomber) Squadron (Bristol Blenheim 1V's), Royal Air Force. Killed in a flying accident at Oakington, Cambs, when two Blenheims collided, all the occupants losing their lives 18 August 1940. Aged 23. Son of Arthur Graham & Sarah Harriett Wheelwright of Swanage. Buried in Longstanton (All Saints) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire.

WISE

Basil James Carlisle

Lieutenant, HMS 'Glorious', Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy. Lost when German Battle cruisers in the North Sea off the Norwegian coast destroyed the Aircraft Carrier 9 June 1940. Aged 30. Son of Alfred Sydney & Annie Frances Wise. Husband of Mrs Lorna Wise. No known grave. Commemorated on The Lee on Solent War Memorial, Hampshire. Bay 1, Panel 2.

WOODGER

George Thomas

Petty Officer (Telegraphist) P/JX 132854, HMS 'Fidelity', Royal Navy. Lost when the Special Service Ship was torpedoed by U225 off the Azores (325 lost) 1 January 1943. Aged 29. Son of Dennis George & Rose Woodger of Swanage. Husband of Doreen Muriel Woodger of Southampton No known grave. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. Panel 77, Column 1.

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