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SWYRE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Brian Sapsed 2008

The Swyre Memorial is a 3.6 metre high stone cross sited at the junction of the b3157 and an unclassified road. It has a three-stepped square base surmounted by a square plinth with inscriptions on three sides of the plinth. The whole memorial stands on a paved area enclosed by a low chain link fence. Only the names of six lives lost in the First World War are recorded on the two side panels.

Photograph Copyright © Brian Sapsed 2008

THE GREAT WAR
AUG 4 1914 - NOV 11 1918.
IN SACRED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF SWYRE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR KING AND COUNTRY

HALLETT

Dan

27425 Private Dan Hallett. 6th Btn. Dorsetshire Regiment. Born Solway Ash, Dorset. Enlisted Bridport, Dorset. Son of Joseph and Selina Hallett, of Steepleton, Dorchester. Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 23. No known grave. Commemorated on Panel 92. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

NORTHOVER

John

41949 Private John Northover. 7th Btn. Leicestershire Regiment. Born Swyre, Dorset. Enlisted Ealing, Middlesex. Son of Mr. E. R. and Mrs. M. J. Northover, of 23, Swyre, Little Cheney, Dorchester. Died: 3rd September 1918. Aged 19. Buried in Grave 1872, Rethel French National Cemetery, France.

SALISBURY

William Richard

575 Trumpeter William Richard Salisbury. Dorset (Queen’s Own)Yeomanry. Born Chilcombe, Dorset. Enlisted Dorchester. Resided: Bridport. Killed in action 21st August 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Panel 17 and 18, Helles Memorial, Turkey.

SMITH

Richard

50676 Private Richard George Smith. 2nd Btn. Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment) (Formerly 5838 Royal Warwickshire Regiment). Born Puncknowle, Dorset. Enlisted Dorchester, Dorset. Died: 8th September 1918. Buried in Grave: VIII. J. 15. Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany.

SYMES

Arthur Kenneth

46858 Private Arthur George Kenneth Symes. Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Long Bredy, Dorset. Enlisted Puncknowle, Dorset. Died: "Home" 21st April 1915. No formal grave. Commemorated on Screen Wall. F9. "C." 7. Sheffield (Burngreave) Cemetery.

SYMES

Stephen

33 Corporal Stephen Symes. 129th Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Swyre, Dorset. Enlisted Bristol. Died of wounds 22nd May 1916. Buried in Grave III. H. 7. Abbeville Communal Cemetery, France.

Last updated 7 September, 2008

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