War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006
Avington War memorial stands in the grounds of St. Mary's Church, Avington.
It is in the form of a stone cross with foliated head and an octagonal
shaft standing on a four-stepped stone base with the names of the World
War 1 fallen inscribed on the top step of the base and those for World
War 2 on the second step. There are six names for World War 1 with rank,
year of death, Regiment, name and manner of death. There is a single
name for World War 2 with rank, year of death, Regiment, name, manner
of death and age. The stonemasons were Messrs. J F Booth and Sons. See
Paul Goodwin's UK
Memorial web site for more photographs.
Copyright © Paul Goodwin
MEN OF AVINGTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
35275, 1st/1st Battalion, Northumberland Hussars. Died of wounds
in France 30th August 1918. Aged 26. Son of John and Kate Gray,
of "The Bungalow," Stonebury, Buntingford, Herts. Native
of Avington, Winchester. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION,
Somme, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 56.
10634, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in France 26th
April 1915. Aged 22. Son of George and Amelia Hall, of Avington,
Winchester. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,
Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.
states he died 27th Nov.] Bombardier 107925, "D" Battery,
311th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in France 27th
November 1917. Son of Helen Hall, of Avington, Winchester. Buried
in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Plot XXVI. Row A. Grave 9.
45014, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire
Regiment). Died as a prisoner of war 6th October 1918 [Memorial
states 1919]. Aged 19. Son of George and Amelia Hall, of Avington,
Winchester. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord,
France. Landrecies Com. Cem. Mem. 21.
304236, 1st/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle brigade),
London Regiment. Died of wounds in France 21st June 1917. Buried
in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot
III. Row L. Grave 43.
2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 17th October 1915.
Aged 41. Son of Sir Charles Shelley, 5th Bart., and Lady Mary Shelley.
No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
Panel 8 and 9.
Seaman P/JX 141504, HMS Courageous, Royal Navy. Went down whith
his ship 17th September 1939. Aged 21. Son of Harry and Fanny Elisabeth
Cannons, of Winchester. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH
NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire.
HMS Courageous was built by Armstrong Whitworth, and laid down 18th
March 1915. She was launched on 5th February 1916 and commissioned
January 1917. She was converted into a carrier between June 1924
and May 1928. On 17th September 1939 Kapitänleutnant Otto Schuhart
in the Type VII U-boat U29 torpedoed and sank HMS Courageous in
the south-west approaches (southwest of Ireland), 150nm WSW of Mizen
Head, Ireland. The carrier went down in only twenty minutes and
518 of her 1,200 compliment went with her, including her commander
Captain W T Makeig-Jones.
16 August, 2006