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CHALE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

The Chale war memorial can be found in the gorunds of St. Andrew's Chruch, Chale. It takes the form of a rough hewn Celctic cross on a tapering plinth set on a two-stepped base. There are 23 names for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2. The memorial was initially unveiled by the Bishop Suffragan of Southampoton on 18th July 1920 at a cost of £135 raised by public subscription. The sculptors were Messrs G Maile & Son Ltd. Details appeared in the Isle of Wight County Press 24th July 1920. There is also a memorial in the Chapel to 51 Royal Marines who were lost in the sinking of HMS "Fidelity".

Photographs Copyright © Chris Comber 2007

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

BARTON

Walter

Private 25384, 12th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 26th Division. Killed in action in the Balkans 2nd December 1917. Aged 38. Son of Mr & Mrs John Barton. Husband of Mrs Annie Elizabeth Barton of Fulford Cottage, Chale, Isle of Wight. Born in Shorwell and enlisted in Newport. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece.

BROOKE

Lawrence Frank

[Listed on CWGC as BROOKS] Private. TF/242687, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Died of wounds 23rd November 1917. Born in East Dulwich London and enlisted in Winchester. Resident of Chale, Isle of Wight. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt

COX

Alan Richard

Private 32059, 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. 20th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 16th August 1917. Aged 20. Second son of Mr & Mrs Richard Henry Cox of Fulford, Chale, Isle of Wight. Born in Chale and enlisted in Newport Formerly with the Devonshire Regiment. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

DABELL

Bernard

Sergeant 9/69, Otago Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Division. Anzac Corps, Gallipoli. Killed in action on Gallipoli 24th August 1915. Aged 27. Born in Chale. Son of Charles & Mary Dabell of Blackgang, Isle of Wight.Postmaster. Husband of Mrs Alice May Dabell. Member of the Legion of Frontiersmen. Commemorated on The Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

DOREY

Frederick George

Stoker Petty Officer 152697, HMS "Bulwark", Royal Navy. Lost when the Battleship blew up off Sheerness 26th November 1914. Aged 44. Son of William & Teresa Dorey of West Lulworth. Husband of Margaret Dorey of 12, Derby Street, Weymouth Served for 15 years in H.M.Coastguard. West Lulworth Village War Memorial. Born in Portsmouth Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial

HANNAFORD

Charles Thomas Stidston

Leading Signalman 230248, HMS "Vehement", Royal Navy. Lost when the destroyer was mined in the North Sea 2nd August 1918. Aged 29. Son of Charles Philip (H.M.Coastguard Service) and Ellen Hannaford of 10, Longfield Place, Plymouth Commemorated on The Plymouth Naval Memorial

HARVEY

Arthur Owen

Private. 696534, 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (The Alberta Regiment). Killed in action during the attack on Vimy Ridge 3rd May 1917. Aged 27. Son of James Phillip Harvey, Farmer of Chale and Mrs Amy Ellen Harvey. Later of "Burnlea", Carisbrooke. Born Thorley near Yarmouth Commemorated on The Vimy Memorial.

HEALD

William Margetson

Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to the 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died in base hospital at Rouen 8th September 1918. Aged 24. Son of The Rev Charles William & Mrs Charlotte Heald of Chale Rectory, Chale, Isle of Wight. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen.

HOWE

Ernest

Gunner 855425, 1/5th Hampshire Battery, Royal Field Artillry. Taken prisoner in Mesopotamia and died in captivity 31st December 1916. Aged 18. Son of Alfred & Helen Howe of "La Guayra" Cliff Terrace, Chale. Isle of Wight Enlisted in Ryde. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

LOWE

Austin Herbert Scott

Private. TF/242241, 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 21st March 1918. Aged 27. Son of Mr & Mrs Lowe of Chale , Isle of Wight. Born in Chale enlisted in Newport. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial

LININGTON

Henry John

Driver T4/122731, 33rd Reserve Park, Royal Army Service Corps Died in Belgium 30th October 1917. Aged 27. Son of John Henry & Fanny Linington of "Halls" Chale Green, Isle of Wight. Born in Chale Green and enlisted in Cheltenham.. Buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium

MELLOR

Phillip

Lance Corporal 14252, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 10th Division. Wounded during the landings at Suvla Bay and died on a hospital ship 10th August 1915. Aged 32. Buried at sea. Husband of Mrs Beatrice Mellor of "The Shute", Newchurch, Isle of Wight. Born Holy Trinity, Derby and enlisted in Newport. Resident of Chale. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

RAYNER

Albert Robert

Leading Seaman 233203, HMS "Malaya", Royal Navy. 5th Battle Squadron, The Grand Fleet. Wounded at the Battle of Jutland and died in Naval Hospital. 9th June 1916. Aged 29. Son of Daniel & Alice Rayner of Blackgang. Born Chale. Buried in St. Andrews Churchyard, Chale.

RAYNER

Charles John

Private. 15344, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 4th Division. Died in base hospital at Etaples 15th July 1915. Aged 28. Next of kin Daniel Rayner of Blackgang., later of Northwood Cowes. Born in Chale and enlisted in Newport. Resident of Chale. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

RAYNER

George John

Corporal 925434, "C" Battery, 290th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 17th June 1917. Aged 27. Son of George Rayner. Husband of Ada Mary Rayner. Born in Bloomsbury. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

SALTER

Oliver

Private 11222, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 4th Division. Died of wounds 16th May 1915. Aged 35. Born in Godshill and enlisted in Newport. Resident of Chale. Employed as a cowman. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension.

STRUGNELL

Harold F H

Major, Royal Marines. Died after the war 21st March 1919. Aged 36. Son of Dr. & Mrs F.W. Strugnell. Husband of Elizabrth Winifred Strugnell of West End, Shorwell, Isle of Wight. Buried in Shorwell (St. Peter) New Churchyard

TOOGOOD

George E

Private. 10908, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Lost when the Transport "Royal Edward" was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea en route to Gallipoli 13th August 1915. 800 lost out of 1,400. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs Walter Toogood (Market Gardener) of Chale, formerly of Shorwell. Born in Shorwell and enlisted in Newport. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

TOOGOOD

Herbert L

Corporal 10909, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division. Lost on the 13th August 1915. Details as above. Brother of George Toogood. Enlisted together. Born in Carisbrooke and enlisted in Newport. Aged 23 Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

TRUMAN

Albert Edward Mackrell

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 8th Division. Killed in action near Soissons during the German Aisne Offensive 30th May 1918. Aged 34. Husband of Constance Irene Truman of Medina Hall, Newport. Isle of Wight Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial

WIGGINS

Charles William

Gunner 651716, "A" Battery, 51st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Killed in action near Ypres 19th July 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Ms G.W. Wiggins of Chale Green, Isle of Wight. Born in Chale and enlisted in Guildford, Surrey. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

WOODFORD, DSM

Charles James

Lieutenant, "Drake" Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 30th December 1917. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

WOODFORD

Courtney Frank

Corporal 2844, 1/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. 45th Division. Killed in action 2nd April 1916. Aged 21. Son of Walter Frank and Emily Woodford of Denham Cottage, Chale. Enlisted in Leicester. Buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery , Mont St. Eloi

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
ALSO OF THOSE MEN OF CHALE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945

BAMFORD

John

Captain, The Intelligence Corps. Died in India 18th May 1942. Aged 41. Son of The Rev Francis James Bamford (BA) and Mrs Louisa Gordon Bamford. Buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, India.

BULLOCK

Jesse Phillip

Private. 19th Hampshire Battalion (West Wight). Home Guard. Died 10th February 1944. Aged 40. Son of Frederick & Sarah Annie Bullock. Husband of Mrs Phyllis Hilda Bullock of Chale Green. Buried in St. James Churchyard, Kingston.

COWARD

John Henry

Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Egypt 7th May 1941. Aged 22. Son of William Henry & Elsie Louisa May Coward of Whitwell, Isle of Wight. Commemorated on The Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

CHEVERTON

John E B

Private, 19th Hampshire Battalion (West Wight). Home Guard. Died 1st February.1944. Aged 49. Son of Edward & Alice Cheverton. Husband of Mrs Mary Cheverton of Chale. Buried in St. Andrews Churchyard, Chale

REYNOLDS

Frederick Maurice

Driver, Royal Army Service Corps attached Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in captivity in Thailand 8th June 1945. Aged 32. Son of George & Kate Reynolds of Chale Isle of Wight. Buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

ROBERTSON

James

Surgeon Lieutenant, HMS "Fidelity", Royal Navy. Lost when the "Q" ship was torpedoed near the Azores 1st January 1943. Son of James & Rosa Maud Robertson. Husband of Matilda Mary Robertson of Normandy, Surrey. M.B. Ch.B. (Edin). Aged 30. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Last updated 1 September, 2007

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