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BLENDWORTH WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin edwards 2008

The Blendworth memorials are within the parish church of Holy Trinity, Blendworth. They are in the form of two tablets, one above the other. There are five names for World War 1 and four names for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Graham Parsons 2008

THE CLOCK AND CHIMES WERE PLACED
IN THE TOWER JUNE 1920.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF

GOLDSMITH

Frank

Major, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th September 1917. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162.

MERRETT

Edward

Private 461273, 26th Field Ambulance (Territorial Force), Royal Army medical Corps. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Horndean, enlisted Portsmouth. Son of Mrs. Emily Merrett, of Blendworth Lodge Cottages, Horndean, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.

PATTENDEN

James

Private 16998, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th October 1915. Aged 21. Born Slaugham, Sussex, enlisted Southwick, Hampshire. Son of James and Mary Pattenden, of 104, Blendworth, Horndean, Hants. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 60.

TRIBE

William

Private 9403, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th April 1915. Aged 20. Born Hambledon, enlisted Hosport, enlisted Old Blendworth. Son of William and Alice Tribe, of Bushfield Cottage, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

PATERSON, MiD

Charles James

Captain, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds 1st November 1914. Aged 26. Son of James and Minna Paterson, of Hook Cottage, Horndean, Hants. Whitelee, Roxburghshire. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section E1. Grave 15.

WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
ALSO AS A THANK OFFERING FOR THOSE
WHO RETURNED

GREAT LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

ALSO IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF

CRESSWELL

Henry Roy

Marine PO/X 1856, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Marines. Died 24th May 1941. Aged 24. Son of Henry and Bessie Cresswell; husband of Margaret Graham Cresswell, of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 58, Column 3.

DE PASS

Alfred Peter

Lieutenant 277424, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action at Villers Bocage, Normandy, 13th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Commodore Daniel De Pass, C.B.E., R.N., and of Eleanor Jean De Pass (nee Fleming), of Horndean, Hampshire. Student of King's College, Cambridge. Buried in TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XI. Row H. Grave 10.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
WITH GREAT LOVE FOR
ALFRED PETER DE PASS
LIEUTENANT THE RIFLE BRIGADE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT
VILLERS BOCAGE IN NORMANDY
ON JUNE 13TH 1944 AGED 20

NOTHING THAT LIVES IN THEE IS EVER DEAD
BRAVE LIVING HERE AND THEN BEYOND THE GRAVE
MORE LIFE AND MORE ADVENTURE FOR THE BRAVE

MILLER

Raymond

Leading Aircraftman 1299175, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26th March 1945. Aged 22. Son of Benjamin and Ada Miller, of Horndean. Buried in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, BLENDWORTH, Hampshire. Grave 34.

SMITH

Ernest Edwin

Guardsman 2663623, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 4th August 1944. Aged 30. Son of Ernest James Smith and Bessie Ada Smith; husband of Kathleen Mary Smith, of Horndean, Hampshire. Buried in FOIANO DELLA CHIANA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.

THE 1939-1945 WAR

Last updated 9 November, 2009

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