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WYKE REGIS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gerald Clark 2015

The Wyke Regis memorial commemorates those from World War 1 and stands in the grounds of All Saints Church, Wyke Regis. It takes the form of an obelisk piercing a square arched plinth and stone ring, rising from an irregular field stone base. There are 52 names for World War 1 listed. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyright © Gerald Clark 2015

THAT RIGHT MAY PREVAIL OVER MIGHT
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON. THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY SUBSCRITPION FROM THE PARISHIONERS OF WYKE REGIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO ANSWERED THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY AND GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919

ANDERSON Harry John
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 10 April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Alfred W. and Selina Anderson, of "Oaklands," Willams Avenue, Wyke Regis, Dorset. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section S. Grave 61.
BARBER William Frederick
Private 17180, 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 15 April 1916. Aged 38. Born Sidmouth, Devon, enlisted Wymouth, resident Wyke Regis. Son of John and Harriet Barber. Born at Sidmouth, Devon. Buried in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, Dorset. Plot III. Row C. Grave 2814.
BRANTINGHAM George
Engine Room Artificer 1st Class 155692 (Ports), H.M.S. Aboukir, Royal Navy. Lost in action whe his ship was torpedoed by the German U-boat U9 in the North Sea 22 September 1914. Born Durham, Co. Durham 15 April 1863. Husband of Margaret, of 65, Alpha Rd., Millwall, London, E. In the 1911 census he was 48, married to Margaret, with 4 children, Engine Room Artificer, Royal Navy, born Durham, resident Ferry Bridge Cottages, Wyke Regis. No known grave, Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 3.
BULL John Edward
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment attached to 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 29 September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 76.
BURT Cecil Walter
Corporal 41974, 73rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Weymouth. Son of Walter and Jessie Burt, of Lydwell, Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAl, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.
BURT Frederick T aka Fred
Private 17533, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 5 November 1918. Aged 21. Born Upwey, enlisted Weymouth, resident Wyke Regis. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Burt, of Mandeville Cottage, Camp Rd., Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Buried in WYKE REGIS NEW BURIAL GROUND, Wyke Regis, Dorset. Grave 353A.
CHURCHILL John Thomas Ellis
Private 6108 17th (County of Lodnon) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Enlisted Weymouth, resident Wyke Regis. Formerly 16848, Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried ijn CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 35.
CLARK Alfred Richard John
[SDGW lists him as CLARK] Gunner 107834, "C" Battery, 170th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 5 December 1917. Born and enlisted Weymouth. In the 1911 census he is the son of Richard and Annie Elizabeth Clark, aged 12, born Wetmouth, resident Ferry Bridge Cottages Wyke Regis. Buried in ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, ARLEUX-EN-GOHELLE. Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 43.
COKER, MSM, MM Thomas
Acting Serjeant 7890, 282nd Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 30 June 1918. Aged 35. Born Watton, Norfolk, enlisted Dorchester. Son of the late John and Emma Coker, of Ashill, Watton, Norfolk. Listed in the National Burial Index for England & Wales for Wyke Regis. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 42.
COLLINS Robert Fitzroy
Sapper 25259, 10th Field Troop, Royal Engineers. Died in Egypt 14 October 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Weymouth, enlisted Dorchester. Son of Robert James and Fanny Collins, of Weymouth. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Section B. Grave 49.
COX Richard
Second Lieutenant, 2/7th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed 24 August 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Cox, of Wyke Lodge, Weymouth, Dorset. Native of Portland, Dorset. Buried in BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 1.
DAINTY E J
Trooper, Dorset Yeomanry - No further information currently available
DAY Harry
[Transcribed as DAY R] Petty Officer Stoker 291083, H.M.S. "Tiorrent", Royal Navy. Died 23 December 1917. Aged 37. Son of Daniel and Eliza Day, of Shepton Montague, Somerset; husband of Isabel Mary Day, of Dorford Cottage, Williams Avenue, Wyke Regis, Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamsphire. Panel 26.
DOWNTON Herbert Charles
Private 41015, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Born and resident Wyke Regis, enlisted Weymouth. Buried in ORS BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 14.
EYLES Henry Thomas
[Gunner on memorial] Acting Bombardier 68345. 24th Battary,, Royal Field Artillery. Dioed 13 August 1915. Aged 19. Son of Frances Eliza Eyles, of 24, Parkmead Rd., Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot A. Row I. Grave 5.
FOORD Fred
[Transcribed as FORD and Chief Stoker] Petty Officer Stoke 262139, H.M.S. "Bulwark", Royal Navy. Died 26 November 1914. Son of Henry and Eliza Foord, of Glebe Cottage, Wyke Regis, Dorset; husband of Emma Maria Foord, of 27 Lennox St., Melcombe Regis. Native of Wyke Regis, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamsphire. Panel 3.
FRAMPTON Sydney William
Sapper 516109, 447th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 20 November 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mary Elizabeth Frampton, of 5, Gallway Rd., Wyke Regis, Dorset, and the late Richard Summers Frampton. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot I. Row D. Grave 1.
GRIFFITHS C
Mate, Royal Navy - No further information currently available
GRIFFITHS Robert Handel Mendelsohn
[Listed as Private, South Wales Borderers] Boy 10623, 3rd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 29 August 1914. Born and resident Weymouth, enlisted Woking. Buried in PEMBROKE DOCK MILITARY CEMETERY, Pembrokeshire. Plot E. Grave 124.
GROVES Maurice Arthur
Fitter 256138, 81st Battery, 15th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 4 February 1919. Aged 20. In the 1901 census he was the son of Arthur J and Elizabeth A Groves, aged 2, born Wyke Regis, resident Richmond Cottage, 3, Wyke Regis. Buried in WYKE REGIS NEW BURIAL GROUND, Wyke Regis, Dorset.
HARRIS S R
Private, Royal Engineers - No further information currently available
HARVEY, DCM Harold Keith de Warenne
[Listed as Corporal on meorial] Lance Corporal 84, Machine Gun Section, 28th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 25 April 1916 at Armentiers. Aged 21. Born Llanotinan Park, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Son of Mr. J. Harold Harvey, O.B.E., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., of "Marrick," Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, England. His mother is listed as his next of kin; Jane Harvey, of The Willows, Wyke Regis, Dorset. He was engaged in Pearl Fishing while in Australia. Emigrated to Australia aged 18. His brother Ralph De Warrenne Harvey also died on service and is buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France; he was a 2nd Lt. with the Dorsetshire Regiment (see below). Buried in RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 10.
HARVEY Ralph de Warrenne
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Dorset Regiment attached to 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 7 June 1916. Aged 18. Son of J. Harold Harvey, O.B.E., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., and Jane Harvey, of The Willows, Wyke Regis, Dorset. His brother, Harold Keith De Warrenne Harvey also died while serving with the Australian Infantry (see above). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Officers, Plot A. Row 2. Grave 12.
HASKEY Richard Thomas Edwin
[Transcribed as HASKER] Private 3/8630, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 May 1918. Born and resident Ipswich, enlisted Cardiff, Glamorgan. Husband of Beatrice Haskey, of Ardsley Cottage, Galway Rd., Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Formerly 12307, Somserset Light Infantry. Buried in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IGV. Row D. Grave1.
HATCHER H T
Engineer, Royal Naval Reserve - No further information currently available
HOWELL Frederick Harry
Private 110251, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. Died 3 June 1916. Aged 20. Born 25 January 1896 in Portland, England. Son of George and Sarah Fanny Howell, of The Back Lodge, High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire. His next of kin was listed as Mrs Fanny Hetta Howell (mopther) of 18 Park Meade Road, Wyke Regis. Farm labourer by trade. Unmarried. Passfit 8 February 1915, attested 9 February 1915 at Sherbrook, aged 19 years, height 5 feet 9½ inches, girth 37 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair fair; religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 30, 32. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4554 - 30
JEWITT E
Private, 4th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment there is an Edward JEWITT, Gunner 2588, 1st Dorset Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in India 29 November 1914. Enlisted Weymouth, resident Wyke. Buried in BAREILLY CEMETERY, India. Plot L. Grave 64.
KING Reginald Duncan
[First Lieutenant on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 8th (Isle of Wight Rfiles)(Princess Beatrice's Battalion)(Territorial), Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1917. Aged 35. Son of John and Harnet King; husband of Mrs. M. E. King, of St. Michael's, Limpsfield, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 28 and 29.
LEGG John Thomas
Boy 1st Class J/78784(Dev), H.M.S. "Ramillies", Royal Navy. Died 19 May 1919. In the 1911 census he was the son of Walter William and Flornce Jane Legg, aged 8, born Weymouth, resident Ferry Bridge Cottages Wyke Regis. Buried in PORTLAND ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave 591.
LOVELL Ernest Richard
Serjeant 204070, 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 24 February 1917. Aged 25. Born Weymouth, enlisted Southampton, resident Wyke Regis. Son of Sidney and Mary Lovell, of Stella House, Portland Rd., Wyke Regis, Dorset. Formerly 1206 and 6203, 1st/5th Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 21 and 63.
METCALFE George Harold
Leading Seaman 207310, H.M.S. "Fortune", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1 June 1916. Born 20 March 1883 in Cheetham, Lancashire. Husband of Sarah, of 15 Highfield Avenue, Oldfield Lane, Wortley, Leeds. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamsphire. Panel 12.
MOGGERRIDGE Joseph [Diskett]
Private 241953, 1/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 21. Born Wyke Regis, enlisted Dorechester. Son of William Henry and Jane Moggeridge, of Glebe Cottage, Wyke Regis, Weymouth; husband of Florence Martha Sharp (formerly Moggeridge), of 56, Shardeloes Rd., New Cross, London. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.
MOWLAM William [Edward]
[Listed as Farrier, Army Service Corps on memorial] Shoeng Smith Corporal 90139, 40th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 5 December 1917. Enlisted Woolwich, London S.E., resident Weymouth. Formerly 6845, Shoeing Smithm, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 14.
O’DONNELL Reginald [George]
[Transcribed as A O'DONNELL] Gunner 334512, Dorset (RGA-TF), Royal Garrison Artillery, Killed in action 19 April 1917. Born Wyke Regis, enlisted Weymouth. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 9.
O’DONNELL Charles
Acting Bombardier 68344, 235th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 16 May 1915. Born and enlisted Weymouth. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 10.
PAPE George Easton
Lance Corporal 2709, 54th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 25 July 1918. Aged 21. Son of James William and Isabella Pape, of Milford House, Commercial Rd., Weymouth, England. Native of Wyke Regis, Dorset. Buried in FRANVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14.
PAPE James William
[On memorial as Stoker 2nd Class] Officer's Steward 2nd Class L/3, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 31 May 1916 when his ship was taking part in the largest fleet action of the war, the Battle of Jutland in mid-1916; she was hit twice by the German battlecruiser Derfflinger during the early part of the battle and her magazines exploded shortly afterwards, sinking the ship. Aged 26. Born 29 November 1889 in Weymouth. Son of J. W. and Isabella Pape, of "Milford House," 6, Commercial Rd., Weymouth, Dorset. Native of Wyke Regis. Kext of kin, his mother Isabella, listed as livign at Homeside, Williams Avenue, Wyke Regis, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamsphire. Panel 21.
PERRY Charles Edwin
Private 41152, "Y" 49th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25 March 1917. Aged 22. Born Weymouth, enlisted Dorchester, resident Buxton. Only son of Kate A. Perry, of 2, Clearmount Gardens, Rodwell, Weymouth, and the late Albert Perry. Buried in RUE-DU-BACQUEROT NO.1 MILITARY CEMETERY, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7.
PUCKETT Frederick James
Private 8/4210, 2nd Battalion, Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Died of wounds 3 October 1916. Aged 43. Son of the late James Puckett. Listed in the National Burial Index for England & Wales for Wyke Regis. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 26.
RUSSELL George James Eric
Stoker 1st Class K/31111, H.M.S. "Proserpine", Royal Navy. Died from Heat Stroke 18 July 1917. Aged 29. Born 21 August 1887 in Wyke Regis. Son of Frank and Sarah Russell, of 1, Bindon Place, Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row H. Grave 18.
SQUIBB Alexander
Private 3/7254, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 May 1915. Aged 19. Born Easton, enlisted Dorechester, resident Wyke Regis. Son of George Henry Squibb, of Dorford Cottage, William's Avenue, Wyke Regis, Weymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.
SQUIBB Clyde William
[SDGW lists him as William Clyde and CWGC as William Clive] Private 37097, 2/4th Battalion, Princes Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 3 April 1918. Aged 29. Born Wyke Regis, enlisted Weymouth.Husband of Katherine Elizabeth Squibb, of 10, Terrace St., Commercial Rd., Weymouth. Formerly 34168, Wiltshire Regiment. Buried in VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, MAISSEMY, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 28.
STEVENS Alexander
Private 17345, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917 or about that date. Born and enlisted Weymouth, resident Wyke Regis. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B
STONE Charles R
[Transcribed as G R] Lance Corporal 8939, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in India 4 October 1915. Born and resident Wyle Regis, enlisted Weymouth. Buried in TRIMULGHERRY CANTONMENT CEMETERY, India. Plot C. Row 24. Grave 1404.
STONE Joseph
Serjeant 34576, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 11 April 1918. Aged 20. Born Wyke Regis, enlisted Dorchester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stone, of 6, May Terrace, South Rd., Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Formerly 9788. Dorsetshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.
TAYLOR Ernest William
Acting Serjeant S/19944, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 22 October 1918. Aged 21. Born Portsmouth, enlisted Weymouth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Taylor, of 7, Ida Terrace, Gallwey Rd., Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row D. Grave 3.
TEWKESBURY W M
Driver, Royal Field Artillery - No further information currently available
THATCHER Alfred Horatio
Sapper 25258, "G" (Depot) Company, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdon 9 April 1916. Aged 22. Born Deptford, Kent, enlisted Dorchester, resident Weymouth. Son of Esther Thatcher, of Whitehead Social Institute, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, and the late Thomas Thatcher. Buried in FORT PITT MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent. Grave 1384.
WARNER Arnold [Ashton] Justice
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 24 August 1918. Aged 25. Son of Oliver William and Leila Warner, of "Starmount," Wyke Regis, Weymouth. Buried in CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 29.
WARNER Clive Wynyard
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Lancers (Skinner's Horse), Indian Cavalry. Died 14 October 1918. Aged 19. Son of Oliver William and Leila Warner, of Stormount, Weymouth. (Buried Quetta Govt. Cem. XXXVI. 2897.). Grave inaccessible. Commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE). India. Face 23-24
WARNER, DSO Frederick Archibald
Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S. "Torrent", Royal Navy. Died 23 December 1917. Born 31 December 1884. Enrolled in the Navy 15 May 1900. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 24.
WHITE A
Private, 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment - No further information currently available

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