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WICK WORLD WAR 1 MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The memorial transcribed here has been taken from an old postcard as can be seen in the photograph. The names are arranged by date of death along with the surname, initials and rank of each man. Foir ease of reading the name shave been sorted into alphabetical order.
From an old postcard

LINKS IN MEMORY'S CHAIN

AMOS

Frederick George

Private 501, "C" Company, 6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Killed in action at Gallipoli 10th August 1915. Aged 22. Born Bath, enlisted Bristol. Son of Sidney and Alice Amos, of Manor Cottage, Wick, Bristol. Formerly 11515, Somerset Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 184 and 185.

ASHLEY

William James

Private 276845, 20th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry Killed in action 3rd July 1918. Aged 28. Born and resident Wick, enlisted Bristol. Son of Kate Miriam Ashley, of "The Laurels," Holbrook, Warmley, Bristol, and the late George Ashley. Native of Wick, Bristol. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 15.

BEST

Alfred Henry

Private 138884, 846th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps attached Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 13th July 1918. Aged 39. Born and enlisted Bristol. Husband of Georgina Best, of Cold Harbour Cottages, Wick, nr. Bristol. Formerly 29826, Gloucestershire Regiment and also 13th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot III. Row M. Grave 4.

BRAIN

Albert Edward

Lance Corporal 16078, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 26th September 1915 [SDGW states 25th]. Aged 19. Born and resident Wick, enlisted Bristol. Son of Walter Abraham Brain and Emily Brain, of Millford House, Wick, Bristol. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France. Panel 38 and 39.

BRYANT

Henry James

Private 44976, 15th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 20th February 1917. Born and resident Wick, enlisted Bristol. Buried in ST. BARTHOLOMEW CHURCHYARD, WICK, Gloucestershire.

BUTLER

Henry William

[Memorial lists date of death as 8th] Private 56154, 19th Battaion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 6th June 1916. Aged 22. Born 21st April 1893 in Bristol. Son of Henry William and Charlotte Butler. Machinist by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 7th April 1915 at Toronto, Canada. Height 5 feet 4½ inches, girth 37¼ inches, complexion afir, eyes brown, hair red, religion Church of Engalnd. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 4. National Archives of Canada Accesssion Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1344 - 40

CLARK

Frank

Private 202072, 13th (Service) Battalion (Forest of Dean)(Pioneers), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24th September 1917. Born Oldland, Gloucestershire, enlisted Bristol. Buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 12.

DARE

Gilbert Arthur

Lance Corporal 44675, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died 23rd October 1918. Aged 20. Born Marshfield, enlisted Bristol. Formerly 26370, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Son of E. Arthur and Florence Dare, of The Green, Wick, Bristol. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, FRance. Plot XVIA. Row B. Grave 18.

DAVIS

A H

Rifleman. 3rd August 1917 probably Herbert Alexander DAVIS, Private 534513, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment posted to 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 4th August 1917. Born Bitton, enlisted Bristol resident Warmley. Buried in NO MAN'S COT CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 14.

FIELD

Walter

Private 26913, 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1st November 1918. Aged 19. Born Wick, enlisted Bristol. Son of Mr. W. J. and Mrs. C. E. Field, of Wick, nr. Bristol. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 26.

FORD

Walter

Private 121826, 6th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Wick, enlisted Bristol. Son of Mrs. Sarah Ford, of Wick, Bristol. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

GOUGH

Albert Charles (Charlie)

Private 3624, 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd January 1916. Aged 20. Born Wick, enlisted Bristol. Son of George and Eliza Gough, of Riding Barn Hill, Wick, Bristol. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 16. Grave 1.

HEWER

Victor George

[Drummer on memorial] Private 10044, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 12th June 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Wick, enlisted Bristol. Son of Mrs. F. Hewer, of Golden Valley, Wick, Bristol. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 101.

KILMASTER

W J

Private. 23rd October 1918. probably W J KILLMASTER, Lance Bombardier 194621, 81st Battery, 5th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 22nd October 1918. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 7.

LEWIS

Cecil E

[Listed as E C LEWIS on the memorial] Private 6/604. 6th Battalion, Leinester Regiment. Killed in action 9th August 1915. Born Wick, enlisted Bristol. Formerly 11450, Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in EMBARKATION PIER CEMETERY, Turkey. Special Memorial Row C. Grave 4.

LEWIS

Stephen

Private 624747, 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 26th October 1917. Aged 24. Born 8th January 1893 at Bristol. Son of William Lewis and Lavinia Lewis (Step-mother), of "Holly Cottage," Wick, Bristol, England. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 7th February 1916 at Stettler, Alberta, Canada. Height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 38 inches, weight 156 lbs. Congregationalist. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5628 - 55

MIZEN

Robert John

Private 30739, 12th (Service)(Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 31st August 1918. Born Wick, enlisted Bristol. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

PAGE

Stephen [Fred]

Private 3658, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 38. Born Pucklechurch, enlisted Bristol. Son of Stephen and Louisa Page, of Wick; husband of Norah Annie Page, of Naishcombe Hill, Wick, Bristol. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

PULLIN

William Henry

Private 378287, Labour Corps. Died 16th February 1919. Aged 29. Son of William and Hannah Harris, of Myrtle House, Wick, Bristol. Buried in ST. BARTHOLOMEW CHURCHYARD, WICK, Gloucestershire.

PYE

Harry

Private M2/130737, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps attached 126th Briagde, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds 3rd September 1918. Born Worcester, enlisted Bristol, resident Manchester. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 49.

SURRETT

Henry James

Gunner 291650, 129th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 5th July 1917 [memorial states 4th]. Aged 26. Born and resident Highbury, Middlesex, enlisted Gloucester. Son of Henry and Florence Surrett, of Highbury, London. Buried in FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 3. Row G. Grave 15. [NOTE: HIs connection with Wick is uncertain but this is the only man to fit.]

ERECTED IN HONOUR OF OUR MEN WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM DURING
THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1918

Last updated: 13 August, 2009

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