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CHERITON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Cheriton war memorial is to be found at the centre of the village and takles the form of a wheel cross of rough-hewn stone that surmounts a square stone plinth which bears tablets that list the names and inscription. The plinth surmounts a wider square stone base. There are 18 names for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2.

1914-1919
FOR ENGLAND

BUNCE

Arthur Alfred

Driver 58926 104th Bty. 22nd Bde.Royal Field Artillery. Died on 20/09/1916 Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 3.

COLLIS

Robert

Gunner RMA/11441 H.M.S. "Indefatigable", Royal Marine Artillery. Died on 31/05/1916. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 21.

GODWIN

C(ayley) C

Second Lieutenant 1st Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps. Died on 17/10/1916. Buried in Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, Nord, France, La Gorgue, IV. G. 1.

HARFIELD

Henry James

Private 37545 1st Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Died on 31/07/1917. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 34.

HOLMES

Percy

Private 22204 Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on 18/12/1916. Buried in Cheriton (St. Michael) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

IBBETSON

James

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class M/23945 H.M.S. "Comet" Royal Navy. Died on 06/08/1918 Age 30. Son of the late James Ibbetson. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 29.

NIAS

Fred

Sapper 141787 280th Army Troops Coy. Royal Engineers. Died on 11/03/1917 Age 33. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France, I. G. 61

PRIOR

Hugh

Private 12993 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 03/09/1916. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

REDBOURNE

Arthur

Sapper 548824 126th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died on 13/10/1917 Age 35. Husband of Agnes Radbourne, of Primrose Cottage, Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, III. D. 3.

SHAVE

Fred W

Private 36495 4th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Died on 01/06/1917. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France, IV. M. 42.

SIMS

Ernest

Private 9302 2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards. Died on 31/07/1917. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 9 and 11.

WILD

Eric Thomas

Private 3856 1st/4th Bn., Hampshire Regiment. Died on 18/07/1916 Age 21, Son of Frank Thomas and Emily Wild, of Marne Cottage, Kilmeston Rd., New Cheriton, Alresford, Hampshire. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq, XXII. G. 2.

WILD

Percy Edward

Private 68352 1st Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Died on 30/08/1918 Age 19. Son of Frank T. and Emily Wild, of Marine Cottage, Kilmeston Rd., Alresford, Hampshire. Born at Cheriton, Hampshire. Buried in Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France I. F. 18.

Memorial on stained glass windows in the church to 4 cousins

EGERTON

John Frederick

Second Lieutenant 8th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died on 03/04/1916 Age 19. Son of the Right Honble. Sir Edwin Egerton, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., &c., and Olga Egerton Princess Olga Lobanow de Rostoff. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, No.1 II. A. 2.

PRATT

Geoffrey Cowper Spencer

Lieutenant 14th Anti-Aircraft Sect., Royal Horse Artillery. Died on 27/11/1915 Age 22. Son of Col. A. S. Pratt, C.B., C.M.G., and Mrs. Pratt, of Orford Hall, Ham Common, Surrey. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France, I. D. 38.

CHRISTY

Stephen E F

Lieutenant 1st Bn. Irish Guards. Died on 12/07/1916 Age 20. Son of Henry E. and Ethel M. Christy, of Lordington, Emsworth, Hampshire. Buried in Ypres Reservior Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, I. D. 79.

CHRISTY

Basil Robert Francis

Second Lieutenant 1st Bn. Coldstream Guards. Died on 03/10/1916 Age 19. Son of Henry E. and Ethel M. Christy, of Lordington, Emsworth, Hampshire. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France, I. M. 3.

FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
O VALIENT HEARTS WHO TO YOUR GLORY CAME
THROUGH DUST OF CONFLICT AND THROUGH BATTLE-FLAME
TRANQUIL YOU LIE YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED
YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED IN THE LAND YOU LOVED
SPLENDID YOU PASSED, THE GREAT SURRENDER MADE
INTO THE LIGHT THAT NEVERMORE SHALL FADE
DEEP YOUR CONTENTMENT IN THAT BLEST ABODE
WHO WAIT THE LAST CLEAR TRUMPET CALL OF GOD

1939-1945
FOR ENGLAND

BALDWIN

Jack

No further information available currently

BUDD

Colin Anthony

Sergeant 1314591 158 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 17/09/1943 Age 26. Son of Henry Robert and Georgina Budd, of Woodford Green, Essex. Buried in Lyon (La Doua) French National Cemetery, Rhone, France, Row K. Grave 3.

HARFIELD

Alex

[Appears as ALECIAN on CWGC] Driver T/7938185 Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 05/01/1946. Commemorated on Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom, Panel 16. Column 3.

HIGGS

Thomas Francis

Warrant Officer (Pilot) 657789 610 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died on 18/12/1944 Age 23. Son of Thomas and Ada Higgs; husband of Phyllis Evlyn Barbara Higgs, of New Cheriton, Hampshire. Buried in Hotton War Cemetery, Hotton, Luxembourg, Belgium, VIII. F. 7.

MUSSELWHITE

Vincent George

Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) 619222 78 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died on 05/06/1942 Age 23. Son of Robert and Fanny L. Musselwhite, of Cheriton. Buried in Cheriton (St. Michael) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

SHEARWOOD

Ronald Charles

Able Seaman P/SSX 19976 H.M.S. Courageous, Royal Navy. Died on 17/09/1939 Age 20. Son of Samuel Robert and Ellen Elizabeth Shearwood, of Cheriton, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 33, Column 3.

FAITHFUL INTO DEATH

Last updated 25 October, 2007

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