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CHANDLERS FORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The Chanlders Ford War memorial originally stood in Winchester Road but around 1978, due to road improvements, it was moved to St. Boniface's Church in Hursley Road. The memorial is made of stone with a square, wheeled cross on an octagonal shaft standing on a plinth which stands on a four-stepped base. There are 48 names listed for World War 1 by surname, forename, rank and Regiment See Paul Goodwin's UK Memorial web site for more photographs.

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ERECTED
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR
A.D. 1914 - 1919
THESE DIED
IN WAR THAT WE AT PEACE
MIGHT LIVE
THESE GAVE
THEIR BEST SO WE OUR BEST
SHOULD LIVE
ALSO TO THE
MEMORY OF THE FALLEN IN
THE '39 - '45 WAR
AND SUBSEQUENT CAMPAIGNS

BARNES Charles Edward

Private 31466, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Born Sparsholt, enlisted Woodford, Essex, resident Chigwell, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

BELL Sydney Parker

Captain, "D" Battery, 10th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26th September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

BLAKE Arthur James

Private 9784, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 26th August 1914. Born Romsey, enlisted Gosport, resident Eastleigh. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

BROWNING George Herbert

Sergeant 10536, 123rd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 8th May 1915. Born Ampfield, enlisted Southampton, resident Eastleigh. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special Memorial 3.

Note: There are now 598 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in the extension. 137 of the burials are unidentified and there are special memorials to 16 servicemen known or believed to be buried among them.

CAILES Alfred Edward

Private 15967, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Aged 23. Born Windsor, Berkshire, enlisted London. Son of H. and Margaret Cailes, of 2, Hill View Cottages, Southampton Rd., Chandler's Ford, Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calis, France. Panel 30 and 31.

CASWELL Margaret Selina

Worker 15703, Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. Killed in action 30th May 1918. Aged 22. Born Ogborne, Wiltshire, enlisted Tidworth. Daughter of Fredrick and Mary Jane Caswell, of Green Cross Farm, Churt, Farnham, Surrey. of Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hants. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.

CLULEE Cyril

Gunner 2/857, New Zealand Field Artillery. Died 16th June 1917. Aged 23. Buried in KANDAHAR FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 22.

DYKE John Arthur R

Private 22097, 2nd Battalion (Depot), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 14th February 1919. Aged 20. Born Twyford, Winchester, enlisted Brockenhurst. Son of John and Fanny Louise Dyke, of 35, Fryern Hill, Chandlers Ford. Buried in PINE ROAD CEMETERY, CHANDLERS FORD, Hampshire. Grave L. 29.

EYDMANN Herbert Leonard

[Spelt EYDMAN on SDGW] Private 34961, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Born Eastleigh, enlisted Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

GODDON James

Stoker 1st Class, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 18.

Note: HMS Queen Mary was a Royal Navy Lion-class battlecruiser, armed with eight 13.5 inch (343 mm) guns, displacing 27,000 tons, and capable of steaming at 28 knots (52 km/h). She was slightly different from her sisters in that she had round funnels (instead of oval), and had her 4-inch guns all on the same deck.

Upon commissioning, she joined the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron. On 28 August 1914, she took part in the 1st Battle of Heligoland Bight. She was under refit at the time of the Dogger Bank battle, so she did not take part in that engagement. After completing the refit, she re-joined the 1st Batttlecruiser Squadron.

She was under the command of Captain Cecil I. Prowse at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. She had fired about 150 13.5 in shells and scored 4 hits on the SMS Seydlitz, but the Seydlitz hit back. Queen Mary was first hit above the right gun on 'Q' turret; this gun was out of action, but the left gun kept firing. Shortly after, more 30.5cm (12 inch) shells hit her forward near 'A' and 'B' turrets, and another hit 'Q' turret. The forward magazine exploded, the ship listed to port, and more explosions followed as the ship was sinking. All but twenty of her 1,275 crew were lost (two of the survivors were picked up by German ships).

GRESLEY, MC Roger

Leiutetant acting Major, "A" Battery, 119th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 6th September 1918. Aged 28. Son of Rear Admiral Richard Gresley and Ruth Slingsby Gresley. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in LE GRAND BEAUMART BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 13.Son of William Harfield, of 3, Hildon Villa, Chandler's Ford, Southampton.

HARFIELD Frederick

Able Seaman J/13993, H.M.S. "Paragon", Royal Navy. Died 17th March 1917. Aged 22. Son of William Harfield, of 3, Hildon Villa, Chandler's Ford, Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 25.

Note: HMS Paragon was an Acasta class Destroyer. She was torpedoed by German destroyers, 18th March 1917, that were attacking the Dover Barrage. She was hit be a torpedo and gunfire and broke in half within eight minutes and sank. Some of her own depth charges exploded killing some of the survivors.

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HAWKEY Alan Victor

Private 631466, 1st/20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich), London Regiment. Killed in action 25th August 1918. Enlisted Black Heath, resident Hither Green. Buried in THIEPVAL ANGLO-FRENCH CEMETERY, AUTHUILE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 5.

HILLIER Sydney

Private 101109, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 3rd October 1916. Aged 29. Born 17th February 1887 in Southampton. Son of Mr. George and Mrs. E. Hillier, of 1, Winchester Terrace, North End, Eastleigh, Hants. Farmer by trade. Enlisted 17th July 1915 at Edmonton, Canada, aged 28 years 5 months, height 5 feet 5 inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown; religion Church of England; passed as fit 29th July 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4367 - 29

HILLIER Wilfred Herbert

Private 29663, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Aged 30. Born Fordingbridge, enlisted Southampton, resident Chandler's Ford. Son of Mr. H. G. and Mrs. A. Hillier, of "Henley," Winchester Rd., Chandler's Ford, Southampton. No known grave. commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme. France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

KELSEY William Henry`

Ordinary Seaman London ZA/9431, R.N. Depot (Crystal Palace), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th October 1918. Aged 18. Son of William and Margaret Esther Kelsey, of 4, Western Rd., Havant. Buried in PINE ROAD CEMETERY, CHANDLERS FORD, Hampshire. Grave L. 31.

KNOWLES Charles

Storekeeper 467024, H.M.S. "Otranto", Mercantile Marine Reserve. Died 6th October 1918. Aged 29. Son of Lousie Knowles, of Park Rd., Chandler's Ford, and the late Frank Knowles; husband of Winifred Edith Knowles, of Park Rd., Chandler's Ford, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 31.

Note: HMS Otranto was a First World War Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser. She was originally the Steam Ship (SS) Otranto and was built in 1909 by the Belfast yard of Workman Clark for the Orient Steam Navigation Company. (It took 2 attempts, on 23 March 1909 and again on 27 March 1909 to launch her!) She was delivered to her owners on 30 June 1909. Although the Otranto was intended for the London - Australia run as a passenger and mail carrier she spent the summer of 1909 cruising in Northern European waters. She left London on her maiden voyage to Australia on 1 October 1909. The Otranto was present at King George V's Coronation Naval Review on 26 June 1911.

One week after Great Britain declared war on Germany in August 1914 the Otranto was requisitioned by the Admiralty for conversion to an Auxiliary Cruiser, having four 4.6 inch guns fitted. She was sent to the South Atlantic to join Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock's West Indies squadron. This squadron was subsequently diverted to the South-East Pacific to intercept the German Far East squadron under Vice Admiral von Spee which was attempting to make for Germany after the loss of its base in Tsingtao, China, to a joint Japanese-British force. It was the "Otranto" which spotted the German squadron on 1 November 1914 off the Chilean coast. The subsequent battle, known as the Battle of Coronel, was a victory for the German squadron, but the "Otranto" managed to escape along with the light cruiser HMS Glasgow.

Following the battle HMS Otranto was ordered to the Falkland islands to act as a guard ship, but returned to the UK in January 1915 after her ex-Merchant Navy crew threatened to mutiny. By May 1915 HMS Otranto was in the Pacific patrolling the West Coast of America. She carried out four refits during her time in the Pacific: in Sydney, Australia during February 1916, in Esquimault, British Colombia, Canada in October 1916, again in Esquimault in October 1917, and finally in Sydney during April 1918. The Otranto was then ordered back to Britain and in June 1918 she became an armed troopship employed in ferrying American "doughboys" to the Western Front in Europe.

It was during one such operation on 16 October 1918 that she collided with HMS Kashmir, another liner turned troopship, in poor visibility in the rough seas between the North East coast of Ireland and the Western Islands of Scotland. She was holed on the port side forward and, in the heavy swell, began to list. The stricken ship then hit rocks and became grounded. With the heavy seas pounding her continually against the rocks the ship eventually broke up and sank with the loss of 431 lives (351 American troops and 80 British crew members). A number of "doughboys" and crew were saved by a convoy escort, HMS Mounsey, and were taken to Belfast, Ireland. Many of the survivors were hospitalised there until eventual transfer to England. Probably none of the survivors saw action in the Great War as it ended soon afterwards on 11 November 1918. Many of the dead were buried in the Belfast City Cemetery. The American servicemen were exhumed and repatriated to the United States in 1920.

Note the discrepancy in dates.

LARKIN William John

Private G/16237, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 10th October 1916. Aged 26. Enlisted Brighton. Son of William George and Agnes Larkin. Native of Shoreham, Kent. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row M. Grave 7.

LAWRENCE Albert E

Private 33643, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd April 1918. Born and enlisted Winchester, resident Eastleigh. Buried in MORBECQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 6.

LONGHURST Harold George Fairfax

Major acting Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 29. Son of Sophia Harriet Longhurst and the late Surgeon Maj. Arthur E. T. Longhurst. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 105 to 106 and 162.

MARSH Frederick

Private 31577, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 37. Born East Tyhterly, enlisted Southampton, resident Chandler's Ford. Son of the late William Marsh, of East Tytherley, Romsey, Hants; husband of Elizabeth Marsh, of Dairymoor, Wickham, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

MARTIN Edward I?

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MARTIN Joseph A

Private 23058, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in the Balkans 1st September 1918. Born Eastleigh, enlisted Winchester, resident Chandler's Ford. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 957.

MITCHELL Ernest

Lance Corporal 40743, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 14th November 1917. Aged 22. Born Chandler's Ford, enlisted Curragh, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, of School Lane, Chandler's Ford, Southampton. Formerly 1662, Army cyclist Corps. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row C. Grave 10.

MITCHELL James

Rifleman B/2679, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds 14th March 1916. Born and resident Chandler's Ford, enlisted Winchester. Son of John and Alice Jane Mitchell, of School Lane, Chandler's Ford. Southampton. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 7A.

MOODY Albert Charles

Corporal 242165, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 20th November 1917. Aged 25. Born Freemantle, Hampshire, enlisted Bournemouth, resident Chandler's Ford. Son of George and Sophia Moody, of Park Rd., Chandlers Ford, Hants. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 10.

PARSONS Frank

Sergeant 3/4540, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died at Gallipoli 28th October 1915. Born Trent, Dorset, enlisted Winchester, resident Chandler's Ford. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

PASSELL Alfred Mark

Gunner 115066, "B" Battery, 153rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 10th October 1918. Aged 23. Born Chandler's Ford, enlisted Southampton. Son of Alfred and Ada Passell, of 6, Brownhill Rd., Chandler's Ford, Southampton. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 25.

PIERSSENE Frederick Andrew

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial) attached 26th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 6th September 1918. Aged 20. Son of Rene and Jane Pierssene, of Chandler's Ford, Southampton. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 31.

PINCOMBE Herbert

Private 22229, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th November 1916. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Southampton, resident Chandler's Ford. Nephew of Mrs. L. Norgate, of 2, Fern Hill Cottages, Chandlers Ford, Hants. Formerly 22750, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in MUNICH TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 27.

POULTEN Sydney A

Private 7642, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th October 1914. Born and enlisted Southampton, resident Chandler's Ford. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.

PANK Adalbert Daniell

Lieutenant, 22nd Field Squadron, Royal Engineers attached 2nd Cavalry Division. Died of wounds 18th June 1915. Aged 19. Son of Lt. Col. P. D. Pank (I.M.S.). Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 156.

REEVES Geoffrey Frederick John

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th June 1915. Aged 20. Son of E. J. and Erica M. Reeves, of The Cottage, Chandler's Ford, Hants. Buried in REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey. Special Memorial B. 47.

Note: There are now 2,027 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 1,393 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 349 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

RITCHIE Arthur Gerald

Captain, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died of wounds 22nd November 1914. Aged 35. Son of the late William Irvine Ritchie and Magdalene Alice Ritchie (nee Brookfield). Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 8.

SADLER William James

Master at Arms 120676 (RFR/PO/A/15/3), H.M.S. "Viknor", Royal Navy. Died 13th January 1915. Aged 48. Son of Fanny Sadler, of Acre Lane, Brixton, London, and the late William Sadler; husband of Ellen Alice Sadler, of Hursley Rd., Chandler's Ford, Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 9.

Note: HMS Viknor was a 5,386 ton Blue Star Line ship, formerly the Viking. She was requisitioned by the Royal Navy as an Armed Merchant Cruiser. She was part of the 10th Cruiser Squadron blockading the seas between the North of Scotland and Iceland.

HMS Viknor was lost off Tory Island in heavy weather in an area recently mined by the Germans on 13th January 1915. She had a complement of 22 Officers and 273 Ratings mostly of the Royal Naval Reserve. She was commanded by Commander E.O.Ballantyne.

SANSOM George C

Private 1057335, 87th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 19th November 1917. Aged 21. Born 24th July 1896 in Chandlers Ford. Son of James and Emma Sansom, of Blenheim Cottage, Chandler's Ford. Farmer by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 23rd January 1917 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, aged 20 years 6 months, height 5 feet 11½ inches, girth 39 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light brown; religion Church of England. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVII. Row B. Grave 5. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8645 - 42

SEAMES Edward Thomas

[Spelt SEANES on CWGC] Gunner, 108th Battery, 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4th September 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Hilsea, resident Chandler's Ford. Son of Mrs. Eva Seanes, of "Rotherwood," Hursley Rd., Chandler's Ford, Southampton. Born at North Baddesley, Romsey, Hants. Buried in ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row B. Grave 9.

TODD Arthur John

Gunner 226816, 378th Battery, 169th Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13th April 1918. Enlisted Winchester, resident Chandler's Ford. Buried in HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 18.

TOSDEVINE William Joseph

Gunner 51103, 153rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 9th August 1917. Aged 35. Born Otterbourne, enlisted Southampton, resident Chandler's Ford. Husband of Daisy Annie Sharp (formerly Tosdevine), of Fern Cottage, Fryrn Hill, Chandler's Ford, Southampton. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 51.

UNSWORTH Harry

Private 20890, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 27th November 1917. Born Twyford, enlisted Southampton, resident Eastleigh. No known grave. Comemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 2.

WEBB Frank

Private 10062, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 10th August 1915. Born Ampfield, enlisted Winchester, resident Chandler's Ford. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

WEST Robert Fred

Private 25118, 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25th January 1917. Born Romsey, enlisted Southampton, resident Chandler's Ford. Formerly 20858, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 11.

WHITE Fred Clifford

Gunner 338726, 142nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 8th October 1918. Born Sherborne, Dorset, enlisted Southampton. Husband of W. M. Cowley (formerly White), of Provision Stores, Southampton Rd., Chandler's Ford. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 21.

WHITMORE Frederick W

Private 15560, 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action at Galliupoli 25th November 1915. Aged 27. Born Battersea, Middlesex, enlisted Cardiff, resident Chandler's Ford. Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Whitmore, of 4, Mead Villas Chandler's Ford. Buried in HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot II. Row I. Grave 20.

WILSON Harry Stuart

Temporary Major and Adjutant, 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Rifles. Killed in action 9th September 1916. Aged 33. Son of Sir David Wilson, K.C.M.G., V.D., and of Lady Wilson, of Clovelly Cottage, Ryden's Avenue, Walton-on-Thames. Gazetted from Sandhurst Oct., 1902; seconded K.A.R. Nairobi, Jubaland, 1907-9; Capt. Commanding Camel Corps, Somaliland 1908-10; Capt. (1st Bn. Munster Fusiliers) 1913; Burmah 1914 (Adjt. 1st Bn.); Gallipoli, 1915 (wounded in landing from "River Clyde"; Major Commanding Battalion at evacuation, and subsequently in Egypt. "Sportsman and Artist". No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 C.

WILSON John Skinner

Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S. "Indefatigable", Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 10.

Note: HMS Indefatigable was an Indefatigable Class Battlecruiser. Built at Devonport Dockyard, laid down February 1909, completed April 1911, cost £1,520,591. Length 588 feet waterline 590 feet overall, beam 79 feet 10 inches, draught 30 feet, displacement 18,750 load 22,080 tons deep. Propelled by 4 shaft Parsons turbines, 44,000 shp, 25kts. She initially joined the 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron as flagship of the British Mediterranean fleet. Then in August 1914 spent time unsuccessfully hunting SMS Goeben and Breslau. On 18th August she became flagship of Dardanelles squadron. On 3rd November 1914 she bombarded the Dardanelles forts. Then on 24th January 1915 she left for refit at Malta. On 14th February 1915 left Malta for home waters and joined 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet 20th February. On 31st May 1916 she was sunk by SMS Von der Tann at the Battle of Jutland.

WOOLDRIDGE Frederick

Petty Officer 1st Class, H.M.S. "Arun", Royal Navy. Died 23rd December 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 12.

YOUNG William Ernest

Gunner 128836, 276th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 7th September 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Chandler's Ford, enlisted Eastleigh. Son of Henry and Margarena Young, of 17, Council Cottages, Chandler's Ford. Southampton. Formerly 1084, Hampshire Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 2.

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