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BINSTED WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons 2007

There are two memorials at Binstead, one external and the other inside the Holy Cross Church. The external cross stands at the junction of Church Road and Binstead Hill and takes the form of an octagonal Latin cross and a plinth on a three stepped base; there is a sword of sacrifice on front face of the cross. The internal memorial is within the church of Holy Cross. There are 27 names for World War 1 and 11 names for World War 2. Also buried in the churchyard is Field Marshall

Photographs Copyright © Graham Parsons 2009

External & internal memorials have the same inscription

IN
MEMORY OF
THOSE OF BINSTEAD
WHO MADE
THE GREAT SACRIFICE
1914 - 1919
THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE"

ANDREWS

Albert
Private 7746 1st Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 13/10/1914. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 22 and 23.

ARNOLD

Harry Clement
Private PO/13839 H.M.S. "Bulwark" Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died on 26/11/1914 Age 29. Son of William and Annie Arnold, of Holybourne, Hants.; husband of Annie R. A. Arnold, of 12, Victoria Rd., Alton, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 6.

ARNOLD

James
either Stoker 2 Class K/39076 HMS Foyle Royal Navy. Died on 15/03/1917. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United Kingdom.
or
Private 10564 32nd Royal Fusiliers. Died on 10/10/1916. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, 8C/9C. (Cannot find in CWGC)

BROOKS

Arthur
Serjeant 64845 "B" Bty. 110th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died on 13/09/1917 Age 27. Son of the late Charles Brooks, of Binsted, Alton. Buried in Binsted (Holy Cross) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, in North-West part.

CANNONS

Albert
Private 314661 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 13/05/1915. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 35. (War MEMORIAL NAMES Arthur Cannons but no Arthur appears on CWGC. There are only a few Cannons and Albert/Hants. Connection seems likely)

CANNONS

Frank John
Stoker 1st Class SS/101990 (RFR/PO/B/3952). H.M.S. "Good Hope" Royal Navy. Died on 01/11/1914 Age 26. Son of Matthew and Ellen Cannons, of West Tytherley, Salisbury. Native of Lockerley, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 4.

CHAPPELL

Archibald Charles
Private TF/242434 1st Bn., Middlesex Regiment. Died on 26/09/1917. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 113 to 115.

COLLINS

Fred
Private 37515, 18th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment transferred to 467765, 661st Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 14/09/1919. Aged 44. Army pensioner. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. Collins, of Binsted, Alton; husband of Florence Emily Collins, of Wey Cottages, Amery St., Alton. Served in the South African War with Private 2606, 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). In the 1881 census he was aged 15, born Hampshire, an agricultural labourer, resident with his parents, Henry and Mary Collins, at Cammisses Farm, Binsted, Alton, Hampshire. Buried in North-West part of BINSTED (HOLY CROSS) CHURCHYARD, Hampshire.

COOK

George
Probably George COOK, Private 14717 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 04/06/1915 Age 19. Son of George and Louisa Cook, of 69, New St., Andover, Hampshire. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

COOPER

Oliver James Grice
Corporal 46313 3rd Bn.Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died on 28/03/1918 Age 28. Son of James and Emma Cooper, of Binsted Wyck, Alton, Hamsphire. Buried in Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, Pas de Calais, France, I. N. 6.

CROUCHER

Albert [Edward]
Lance Corporal G/2401, 6th. Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 12th. Division. Killed in action 23rd February 1916. Aged 21. Youngest son of Thomas & Eliza Croucher of Binsted, Hampshire. Born in Binsted and enlisted Sept.ember 1914 in Guildford. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 8.

FIGG

George Seymour
Private 260145 6th Bn. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died on 22/08/1917. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

FULLICK

Robert Stanley
Stoker 1st Class K/13038 H.M.S. "Aboukir", Royal Navy. Died on 22/09/1914 Age 20. Son of Albert and Mary Fullick, of East Worldham, Alton, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 4.

HOUNSHAM

John (William)
Private G/2156 "D" Coy. 2nd Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 25/09/1915 Age 19. Son of Mrs. H. Hounsham, of Blacknest, Alton, Hampshire. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 13 to 15.

KENNEDY

Edward
Bombardier RMA/10168 H/Q. (Eastney), Royal Marine Artillery. Died on 25/01/1917. Husband of the late Florence Kennedy (nee Munday). Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 26.

KNIGHT

Herbert
Private 7876 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on 13/12/1915 Age 29. Son of David and the late Julia Knight. Buried in Kut War Cemetery, Iraq, N. 24.

NEWMAN

James
Private 10564 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Died on 15/06/1915. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 33 and 34.

OGILVY

William Wickham
Lieutenant 20th Hussars. Died on 23/03/1918 Age 22. Only son of Lucy and the late Col. W. L. K. Ogilvy, C.B. (60th Rifles), of Binsted Wyck, Alton, Hampshire. Buried in Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France, II. E. 8.

OSMAN

H (Henry) G (George)
Private 25452 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 17/12/1917. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, VIII. I. 132.

OTHEN

Moses
Private 9526 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 09/08/1916. Buried in Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, A. 27.

PARFITT

John George
Private 33832 8th Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Died on 04/10/1917 Age 19. Son of John and Louisa Parfitt, of Straits Kingsley, Bordon, Hampshire. Buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Sp. Mem. 4.

TRIGWELL

George
Private 6017 1st Bn. Coldstream Guards. Died on 29/10/1914 Age 29. Son of Mrs. Mary Trigwell, of Lower Temple, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire. Born at Binsted, Alton, Hampshire. Buried in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, III. D. 16.

USHER

William J
Private 2248 1st Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 13/05/1917 Age 21 Elder son of Mrs. Emma Usher, of Binsted, Alton, Hampshire. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Hessen, Germany, VI. A. 6.

VASS

William Charles
Private 8439 6th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry. Died on 13/07/1915 Age 27. Son of Thomas and Rosina Vass; husband of R. E. B. Vass, of Clifton Lodge, Anstey, Alton, Hants. Native of Enfield, Middlesex. Buried on Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, VIII. B. 61.

WHITE

Albert Henry
Private 14517 1st Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Died on 06/07/1916 Age 23. Husband of Edith Emily Hennings (formerly White), of 7, Fore St., Millbrook, Plymouth. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

WHITE

Harry
No further information currently available

WILLIS

Reginald William
Lance Corporal 17793 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 18/10/1916 Age 20. Son of William Willis, of Southay Cottages, Kingsley, Bordon, Hampshire. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
1939-1945

BARNES

Thomas George
Petty Officer Stoker P/K 62197 H.M.S. Hood Royal Navy. Died on 24/05/1941 Age 36. Son of Charles James and Ruth Barnes; husband of Mabel Florence Ethel Barnes, of Kingsley, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 53, Column 3.

BARRETT

Norman Edgar
Sergeant (Air Gnr) 632902 191 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died on 29/05/1943 Age 21. Son of E. C. Barrett and of Lottie Barrett (nee Chant); husband of Mary Duncan Barrett, of Paisley, Renfrewshire. Buried in Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan, 9. A. 11.

BAYNTON

John Adrian
Craftsman 16000164 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died on 05/01/1945 Age 19. Son of Harold and Martha Baynton, of Crawley, Sussex. Buried in Binsted (Holy Cross) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, S.W. corner of churchyard.

COX

Norman Terence
Leading Stoker P/KX 97015 H.M.L.C.T. 2437 Royal Navy. Died on 28/01/1943. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 77, Column 3.

EDWARDS

Sidney George
either Private 147447 Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 17/06/1940 Age 25. Buried in Prefailles Communal Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France, Grave 7.
OR
Private 4804462 2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died on 29/05/1940 Age 21. Son of George and Mary Edwards. Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France, Column 45.

FOYLE

Archie Arthur
Ordinary Seaman P/SSX 27282 H.M.S. Royal Oak Royal Navy. Died on 14/10/1939 Age 19. Son of Albert James and Kate Foyle, of Puttenham, Surrey. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 34, Column 1.

LAWRENCE

Robert G
Possibly R G LAWRENCE Stoker 2nd Class V/79550 H.M.C.S. Cornwallis Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. Died on 24/01/1945 Age 19. Son of Harry E. Lawrence and Rose Lawrence, of Port Arthur. Buried on Thunder Bay (Riverside) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada, Sec. 1. Plot 96. (not the only R G Lawrence)

ROBERTSON

Mark Manwaring
Second Lieutenant EC/769 3rd Cavalry, I.A.C.. Died on 11/01/1942. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore, Column 143.

STEVENS

Ernest Sidney
Fireman and Trimmer S.S. Maid of Orleans (London) Merchant Navy. Died on 28/06/1944 Age 19. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom, Panel 66.

WOODS

Hubert John
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 1607086 31 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 13/10/1944 Age 20. Born 20/09/1924. Son of Walter Herbert and Beatrice May Woods, of Binstead, Hampshire. Buried in Milan War Cemetery, Italy, Coll. grave I. B. 14.

ZIEGLER

Peter Haggeth
Officer Cadet 2878151 4th Bn. Gordon Highlanders. Died on 15/03/1940 Age 21. Buried in Northwood (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Middlesex, United Kingdom.

In the churchyard

MONTGOMERY, KG, GCB, DSO, PC, DL Bernard Law
Field Marshall, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Born 17 November 1887 in Kennington, Surrey. Died 24 March 1976 at Alton, Hampshire. Nicknamed "Monty" and the "Spartan General". Senior British Army officer who fought in both the First World War and the Second World War.

Commands:

  • Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (1951–58)
  • Chief of the Imperial General Staff (1946–48)
  • British Army of the Rhine (1945–46)
  • 21st Army Group (1944–45)
  • Allied Ground Forces (Normandy) (1944)
  • Eighth Army (1942–43)
  • South-Eastern Command (1941–42)
  • XII Corps (1941)
  • V Corps (1940–41)
  • II Corps (1940)
  • 3rd Infantry Division (1939–40)
  • 8th Infantry Division (1938–39)
  • 9th Infantry Brigade (1937–38)
  • 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (1931–34)
  • 17th (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (1919)

See Wikipedia for more detail.

LOVELL Frederick Thomas
Private 31526, 162nd Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps. Died 11 November 1918. Aged 61. Buried in North-West part of BINSTED (HOLY CROSS) CHURCHYARD, Hampshire.

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