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BISTERNE WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Vernon Masterman 2008

The War Memorial is situated in grounds of St Pauls Church, Bisterne, a hamlet to the south of Ringwood on the road to Christchuch in the Avon Valley. It takes the form of a rough-hewn granite wheel cross on a tapered, square, plinth on a one-step base. The names on the memorial cover the men from the hamlets of Bisterne, Crowe and Kingston. The 20 names for World War 1 are on the front face of the plinth and the 3 names for World War 2 are on the front, sloping edge of the base. THe names have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading and research.

Photographs above and below Copyright © Vernon Masterman 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND
GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THESE MEN OF
BISTERNE CROWE AND KINGSTON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
THIS CROSS IS ERECTED BY THE RELATIVES AND
FRIENDS FOR WHOM THEY DIED

BOLLOM

Philip

Private 50587, 19th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 29th April 1918. Aged 35. Born Christchurch, enlisted Aldershot, resident Sandford. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bollom; husband of Rose Bollom, of 37, Ripley, Christchurch, Hants. Formerly T/4/060793, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Blegium. Panel 31 to 34 and 162 and 162A and 163A.

COBB

Percy Phillip

Private 31630 [CWGC] or 31030 [SDGW], "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Ringwood, resident Upper Kingstone. Son of Charles Thomas and Rose Cobb, of Upper Kingston, Ringwood, Hants. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 12.

COX

Albert Edward

[Listed as Edward Albert COX on CWGC and SDGW] Private 10832, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th October 1916. Born and enlisted Ringwood. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

DANIELS

Frank

Private 10843, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died at sea 13th August 1915. Aged 25. Born Lawford, enlisted Bournemouth, resident Lower Kingstone. Son of the late George William and Lucy Daniels. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

DAVIS

Joseph Thomas

Driver 14394, 65th Howitzer Battery, 28th Army Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Died 26th June 1918. Aged 29. Born Bridport, Dorset, enlisted Lymington. Son of Charles and Jane Davis, of Bisterne, Ringwood, Hants; husband of Olive Davis, of 49, Winchester Rd., Eastleigh, Hants. Enlisted September 1914. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 3.

DEAN

Charles

Private 14942, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 10th August 1915. Aged 32. Born Ringwood, enlisted Brockenhurst, resident Upper Ringston. Son of George and Kate Dean of Bisterne, Ringwood, Hants; husband of Rose Lily May Dean, of Summer Lane, Burton, Christchurch, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

GUY

Harry C

probably Harold Courtney GUY, Private 24889, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 23rd July 1917. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Guy, of New Road, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row A. Grave 15.

GUY

Jim L

No further information currently available

HUNT

Walter Robert

Private 14741, "H" Company, 3rd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 20th December 1915. Aged 37. Husband of Emily Rose Hunt, of 6, New St., Ringwood, Hants. Buried in CHRIST CHURCH MILITARY CEMETERY, PORTSDOWN, Hampshire. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 48.

LONG

Augustus William

Private 123714, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 10 August 1917. Aged 21. Discharged 11 April 1919 as unfit to serve due to wounds received (Para. 392 (xvi) King's Regulation B. 1. of Army Order 11). Silver badge number B275177, issued 29 August 1919 (after his death). Enlisted 5 June 1916. Death registered in the July to September Quarter 1919. Entitled to the Victory and British War Medals. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1898 in Ringwood. In the 1901 census he was the son of Annie Long, aged 2, born Rigwood, resident Hightown, Ringwood, Hampshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, son of William and Annie Long, at school, born Ringwood, resident Crowe, Ringwood, Hampshire. See also Ringwood.

LOWNDES

Richard Forbes

Second Lieutenant 5th Battalion, attached to 1st Battalion, (Battalion Lewis Gun Officer), King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 14th November 1916. Aged 19. Son of Sir George Lowndes, K.C.S.I., R.C., of Crow Hill Ringwood, Hants, and of Hilda Julia, his wife (nee Forbes). Buried in FRANKFURT TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 16.

MAYWELL

Wilfred

Serjeant 240174, 1st/5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 24th April 1919. Aged 29. Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Maywell, of Moortown, Ringwood, Hants. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 24.

NEWELL

Charles R

Driver T/36005, Horse Transport, Army Service Corps attached 2nd South Midland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 16th November 1917. Aged 19. Son of R. V. and Sarah Newell, of 14, Crow Crossing, Ringwood, Hants. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section P. Grave 51.

PARK

Alec Fred

Private 122708, 6th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 21st March 1918. No known grave. Commmeorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

RAWLINS

Walter C

No further information currently available

THOMAS

Arthur Edwin

Lance Corporal (Rifleman) 3/5151, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 19th May 1916. Aged 24. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted Ringwood. Son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Thomas, of London. Formerly 16873, Hussars. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 11.

VEAL

A E Roy

Stoker 2nd Class K/52741, H.M.S. "Victory", Royal Navy. Died 26th September 1918. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave reference E. 30. 28.

WANT

Percy Charles

Private 57499, 239th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 10th September 1917. Born Kingstone, Ringwood, enlisted Ringwood. Formerly 25469, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row K. Grave 15.

WHITFIELD

James Henry

Private 14941, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21st August 1915. Born Ringwood, enlisted Brockenhurst, resident North Ripley. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

WISEMAN

Archibald

Corporal 3/7144, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Rossh-sire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action in the Persian Gulf 6th April 1916. Aged 28. Born Bisterne, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Son of Charles T. and Eliza Wiseman, of Bisterne Common, Ringwood, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 37 and 64.

1939-1945

COBB

Ronald George

Corporal 2117680, 578 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 2nd June 1944. Aged 24. Son of Harry and Florence Beatrice Cobb; husband of Barbara Joyce Cobb, of Misterton, Somerset. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row B. Grave 5.

DEAN

Raymond C

No further information currently available

NEWMAN

Edward

Gunner 1092221, 3 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 12th June 1942. Aged 33. Son of Charles and Bessie Newman, of Ringwood, Hampshire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 11. Row G. Grave 14.

Last updated 21 July, 2016

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