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ARRETON - WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Transcribed and photographed by Lynda Smith 2004

The memorial stands in the churchyard of St George’s Parish Church, Arreton. The memorial has a fair bit of lichen on it, which is obscuring some of the letters in the names. Further research may clarify some of the letters. No in a set order originally, the memorial names have been sorted into surnakme sequence for ease of searching.

Photographs Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

IN MEMORY
OF
THE MEN OF ARRETON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1919

ALEXANDER

Thomas Edgar

Lance Corporal 1186. 8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles). Died in Malta on 29th October 1915. Aged 20. Born Whippingham, Isle of Wight. Lived Shide, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Son of Thomas Hinton Alexander and Caroline Sarah Alexander, of Garrett's Farm, Newport, Isle of Wight. Buried: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Ref. A. XVII. 3. Lance Corporal. Isle of Wight Rifles.

HOOKEY

William James

Rifleman 330708. "C Coy. 1st/8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles). Killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Aged 39. Lived Arreton. Enlisted Newport Isle of Wight. Husband of Agnes M. Hookey, of Maranallia, Apse Heath, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 28 and 29.

PITTIS M.C.

Charles Seymour

Captain. 8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles). Killed in action on 19th April 1917. Aged 21. Son of Seymour and Kate Pittis, of Hale Manor, Arreton, Isle of Wight. Awarded the Military Cross. Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXI. E. 7.

POCOCK

(James) Henry

Rifleman 1812. 1st/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles). Killed in action in Gallipoli on 12th August 1915. Born Rookley, Isle of Wight. Lived Arreton. Enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

PUNCH

James

Rifleman 2215. 1st/8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles). Killed in action in Gallipoli on 12th August 1915. Lived Merstone, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

WEAVING

Frederick George Henry

(George Henry on CWGC). Rifleman 1978. 1st/8th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles). Died in Gallipoli on 16th November 1915. Aged 18. Born Merstone, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Only son of Henry and Martha Weaving, of Merstone Manor Cottages, Newport, Isle of Wight. Buried: Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey. Ref. J. 11.

CALLAWAY

George Hilton

Private 54725. 2nd/4th Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 20th October 1918. Aged 20. Born and lived Arreton. Enlisted Southampton. Son of Charles and Sarah Callaway, of Arreton, Newport, Isle of Wight. Buried: Quievy Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Ref. A. 11.

JAMES

(William) Cecil

Private 24733. "B" Coy. 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1917. Aged 24. Born Mersley, Isle of Wight. Lived Arreton. Enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Son of Walter Frank and Annie Janet James, of Vicarage Cottage, Arreton, Isle of Wight. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

MORRIS

Alfred

Lance Corporal 9468. 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 1st July 1916. Born Highgate, London. Lived Shide Mill, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Newport Isle of Wight. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

BRETT

William Frank

Second Lieutenant. (Lt. On Memorial). 24th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds on 15th October 1917. Aged 35. Son of J. Brett, of Redway, Merstone; husband of Harriet Louisa Brett, of Claremont The Mall, Brading, Isle of Wight. Awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Buried: Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. V. A. 32.

NEWLAND

John Henry

Serjeant 40193. 64th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in India on 28th July 1917. Born and enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Buried: Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar. Ref. 4. G. 1.

ORCHARD

A

Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery. No further information available at present.

TOSDEVIN

Henry Frederick

Serjeant 20898. H.Q. Staff, 24th Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Gibraltar on 21st July 1915. Born Arreton. Lived Ryde, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Portsmouth. Husband of Edith Mary Tosdevin, of Scotland Farm, Godshill, Isle of Wight. Buried: Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery. Ref. C. 3028.

STEVENS

H

Gunner. Royal Field Artillery. No further information available at present.

MACKETT

Robert Wallace

Lance Corporal 17624. (CD gives Private and Memorial gives Sergeant). 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th August 1918. Aged 25. Born Arreton. Lived Newport, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Bournemouth. Son of William and Ellen Mackett, of Longlane, Staplers, Newport, Isle of Wight. Buried: Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. A. 30.

DRAPER

Charles Frederick

Corporal S/10852. 9th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 1st July 1917. Aged 26. Born Arreton. Lived Merstone. Enlisted Taunton, Somerset. Son of William and Emily Draper, of Venner's Cottage, Merstone, Isle of Wight. Buried: Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. F. 6.

PUZEY

Arthur Kenneth

Captain. 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action on 11th November 1914. Aged 34. Son of Maj. A. R. Puzey (Royal Engineers) and Mrs. Puzey; husband of Olive H. Theobald (formerly Puzey), of Kent House, Curzon Rd., Weybridge, Surrey. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

TULLIDGE

Bernard Henry

Captain. 6th Battalion attd. 13th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action on 27th August 1917. Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77.

TULLIDGE

Robert Milton

Captain. 13th Battalion attd. 9th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds on 25th January 1917. Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XXIV. B. 32.

DALE

R

Private. 5th Fusiliers. No further information available at present.

McILWAINE

Arthur Arnold

Second Lieutenant (Memorial gives Lt.) 1st Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action on 5th March 1916. Aged 38. Son of the late Capt. W. F. McIlwaine (R.M.L.I.), and Mrs. McIlwaine. Buried: St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. E. 15.

HARVEY

Ronald Mowbray

Private 67167. 17th company, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 31598 Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 12th June 1917. Aged 22. Born: Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Lived Rookley, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Harvey, of Thorley Lodge, Morley, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried: Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Ref. IV. C. 5.

HUMBER

John James

Driver T4/3624. (Memorial gives Sergeant). Horse Transport, 19th Division Train, Army Service Corps. Died in France & Flanders on 31st October 1918. Born and lived Arreton. Enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Ref. S. III. I. 15.

WHITE

C

Australian Infantry. No further information available at present.

HISCOCK

W

Probably: W. E. Hiscock. PO/19145. Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died on 11th April 1916. Buried: Deal Cemetery, Kent. Ref. C2. 1326.

BUDDEN

A

Probably: Albert George Budden. Sick Berth Attendant 2nd Class 351627. H.M.S. Victory, Royal Naval Aux Sick Berth Reserve. Died on 21st September 1916. Aged 28. Husband of Ruby Gladys Stranger (formerly Budden), of Carrisbrook, 30, Meon Rd., Milton, Portsmouth. Buried: Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire. Ref. E. 25. 20.

JAMES

Percy

Stoker 1st Class SS/102486. H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy. Died on 8th October 1919. Aged 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William James; husband of E. B. Smith (formerly James), of Beechcroft Poultry Farm, Nash Grove, Wokingham, Berks. Born at Arreton, Isle of Wight. Buried: Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery, Norfolk. Ref. A. 133.

YOUNG

William

Able Seaman 221404. H.M. Submarine E3, Royal Navy. Died on 18th October 1914. Son of Richard and Fanny Young, of 1, Lilac Cottage, Shide, Newport, Isle of Wight. Native of Arreton, Isle of Wight. Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Column 3. Special note: Submarine E3 met German Submarine U-27 off the German Coast. E3 was cut in half by a torpedo and all hands were lost.

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