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COMPTON and SHAWFORD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Elliott 2013

The memorial to the men of the parish of Compton and Shawford who died in the two World Wars is a stone structure, with two square-sided steps surmounted by a cross with four horizontal arms, standing on the downs overlooking Shawford. The men are also commemorated on two wooden plaques in All Saints’ church, Compton.

A few hundred yards from the stone cross is a separate memorial to the troops who travelled along the nearby road from Winchester to Southampton docks for embarkation. It is a plain wooden cross next to which is a stone bearing the legend ‘To the glory of God and in proud and grateful remembrance of the troops who passed this way in the early days of the Great War 1914 – 1919 to fight for the triumph of right and freedom’.

The inscription on the Compton and Shawford parish memorial is below.

Photograph Copyright © John Elliott 2013

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF ALL THE MEN OF THE EMPIRE AND ESPECIALLY OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919
THEY SOUGHT THE GLORY OF THEIR COUNTRY, THEY SEE THE GLORY OF GOD.

ABRAHAM Walter William
Private No. 18071 Dorset Regiment briefly attached to Wiltshire Regt. Died 1916 Age 33. A carpenter and husband of Ethel Kate Abraham of 3 Park View, Shawford. Mobilised June 1916, discharged Oct 1916 as being unfit for war service due to 'general paralysis ... not caused nor aggravated by service'. His death was registered by the civil authorities in Dec 1916 and his name does not appear in the CWGC records.
BRINE Everard Lindesay
Lieutenant No. 1st/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 24/09/1918 Age 27. Son of Admiral and Mrs. Lindesay Brine of 59A, Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court, London and of Redlayne House, Shawford. Commemorated Tehran War Cemetery IV. F. 6.
BROAD William Hugh
Stoker 1st Class No. 'K/16856' H.M.S. "Hampshire." Royal Navy. Died 5/06/1916 when the ship struck a mine off of Orkney. Age 21. Son of William and Eliza Broad of 4 Bridge Terrace, Shawford, Hants. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial 17
CROWTHER Percy
Captain No. M1/09338 Army Service Corps. Died 14/09/1916 Age 42. Husband of Mabel Crowther of Greystone, Shawford. Commemorated Compton (All Saints) Churchyard 180
FANCY Albert Cyril
Private No. '38370' 2nd/6th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 28/08/1917 Age 19. Son of Frank George and Elizabeth Anne Fancy of Otterbourne Road, Compton, Hants. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 72 to 75.
FURSE George Armand
Captain 44th Bty. Royal Field Artillery. Died 16/09/1914 at the battle of the Aisne. Age 34. Son of Edmund and Lydia Furse and husband of Hazel Louisa Furse of Little Cranford, Shawford. Commemorated Vendresse British Cemetery III. C. 1.
HALLIDAY Charles Graham Rivers
Second Lieutenant 225th Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died 13/06/1917 Age 19. Son of Charles George and Frances Amy Halliday of the Lawn, Farringdon, Alton, Hants. Native of Shawford, Hants. Commemorated Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery III. A. 17.
HIBBERT Septimus
Surgeon H.M.S. "Formidable." Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 1/01/1915 when the ship was torpedoed and sunk by U-24. Age 28. Son of Charles G and Clara M R Hibbert of the Knoll, Bassett, Southampton. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial 14
HILLIAR Albert Edward
[spelt Hillier by CWGC] Private No. '442170' 7th Bn. Canadian Infantry. Died 15/08/1917 Age 26. [Canadian attestation paper gives age as 33; UK birth records support CWCG age of 26]. Born Weymouth, Dorset, son of Richard Tom and Selina Hilliar and brother of Charles James Hilliar of Compton, Hants. Enlisted in the Canadian Infantry at Vernon, British Columbia in July 1915. Awarded Military Medal. Commemorated Vimy Memorial
JONES Geoffrey A. St. John
Lieutenant 4th Bn. Middlesex Regiment. Died 14/06/1916 Age 27. Son of Catherine Mary Jones of Whaletown P.O British Columbia (formerly of Fair View, Compton) and the Late Rev. A. H. Jones. Barrister At Law (Lincoln's Inn). Returned to serve From Penang, Malay States. Born at Stamford, Northants. Commemorated Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz III. M. 10.
LAVERICK Charles Edward
Ordinary Seaman No. 'J/62740(PO.)' R.N. H.M.S. "Victory." Royal Navy. Died 22/12/1916 Age 18. Born in Oxford, son of John Albert and Elizabeth Laverick of Otterbourne Road, Compton. Brother of Bernard whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Compton (All Saints) Churchyard 104
LAVERICK Bernard Agrippa
Private No. '3361' 31st Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.. Died 26/09/1917 during an attack on Polygon Wood. Age 26. Born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, son of John Albert and Elizabeth Laverick of Otterbourne Road, Compton. Enlisted in the Australian Infantry and returned to Europe in 1916. Brother of Charles whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Tyne Cot Cemetery LXIV. E. 15.
MANWARING Charles Harold
Gunner No. '352795' 277th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 16/02/1918 Age 35. Son of George and Elizabeth Manwaring and husband of Rosina Manwaring of 3 Waterworks Road, Otterbourne. Commemorated Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny I. I. 8.
WEBB George Ernest
Lance Corporal No. '2435' 1st/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 30/07/1916 Age 31. Son of Edward and Caroline Webb, of Station Terrace, Shawford, Hampshire. Buried In Wellington Garrison Cemetery. Commemorated Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai Face 16.
WEST John Preston Sackville
Second Lieutenant "D" Bty. 189th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 14/06/1917 Age 28. Born in Putney, London, son of Frederic and Emily S. West of Llanberis, Shawford, Hants. Brother of Mortimer whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Sp. Mem. A. 14.
WEST Mortimer Sackville
Second Lieutenant 11th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps. Died 11/11/1917 Age 26. Born in Putney, London, son of Frederic and Emily S. West of Llanberis, Shawford, Hants. Brother of John whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty XI. B. 9.
WHITE William
Lieutenant No. 2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. Died 12/10/1916 Age 23. Son of Henry White and Alice Mary White of Oakbank, Bishopstoke, Hants. Awarded Military Cross. Commemorated Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval McCormick's Post Mem. 1.
REDEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE ENGRAVED ON THIS STEP WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 1945
THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
CARSE Edward Adam
Major No. '53821' Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 27/02/1945 Age 33. Son of Adam and Verena Carse, of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire and husband of Helen Rosemary Carse. Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 48. F. 16.
FULLICK Robert Stanley
Leading Stoker No. 'P/KX 83084' H.M.S. Kashmir Royal Navy. Died 23/05/1941 when the ship was sunk in an air attack south of Crete. Age 26. Son of Albert Harry and Alice Rose Fullick and husband of Esther Rose Fullick, of Compton, Winchester. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 54, Column 2.
HAIG Edward Gordon
Company Quartermaster Sergeant No. 'X/1450' 1st Bn. Rhodesia Regiment attached to 2/1st Kings African Rifles. Died 16/05/1941 Age 33. Eldest son of Lieut-Colonel and Mrs A E Haig of Longacre, Compton and husband of Mary Adelaide Haig. Commemorated Karonga War Cemetery Grave 1.
HOOPER Ivor Stuart Huntly
Lieutenant Colonel No. '38594' West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 2/02/1945 Age 37. Son of Lt.-Col. Stuart Huntly and Georgina Dora Hooper of Shawford, Winchester. Commemorated Imtarfa Military Cemetery, Malta Joint grave 1. 1C. 5.
MEE Frederick Jack
Pilot Officer No. '108952' 111 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25/07/1942 Age 21. Son of Frederick Bertie and Rosa Maud Mee. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial Panel 70.
MELLOR Abel Jocelyn
Flying Officer No. '142199' 582 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11/11/1944 Age 21. Son of Abel and Barbara Janet Clelan Mellor of Hungerford, Berkshire. Commemorated Cambridge City Cemetery Grave 15121.
NASH George
Private No. '5577262' Wiltshire Regiment. Died 24/03/1945 Age 22. Son of William James and Minnie Beatrice Nash of Cholderton, Wiltshire. Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 62. A. 16.
NIGHTINGALE William Jack Owen
Sergeant No. '905538' 614 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13/02/1942 Age 28. Son of William and Daisy Nightingale and husband of Marjorie Annie Nightingale of Shawford. Commemorated Compton (All Saints) Churchyard East part. Grave 364.
ROBSON Henry William Cumine
Second Lieutenant 5th Hampshire (Winchester) Bn. Home Guard. Died 15/04/1942 from an accident whilst on manoeuvres. Age 55. Former Lieut-Colonel in Indian Army and husband of Frances Mary Robson of Carisbrooke, Shawford. Commemorated Compton (All Saints) Churchyard East part. Grave 379.
SALMON Russell
Major No. 230433 Sudan Defence Force seconded to Occupied Enemy Territory Administration (OETA). Died 27/09/1941 Age 34. Son of the Revd. Thomas and Isabel Salmon of Oliver's Battery, Winchester. Commemorated Asmara War Cemetery 3. E. 1.
SAWYER James William
Major No. '112962' 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 23/04/1944 Age 23. Son of Lt.-Col. Guy Henry and Phyllis Esther Sawyer of Shawford, Hampshire. Commemorated Kohima War Cemetery 7. F. 4.
THOMAS Kenneth Charles Everitt
Bombardier No. '1441403' 1 Heavy Field Regt. Royal Artillery. Died 14/08/1944 Age 30. Son of Charles George and Elsie Julia Thomas, of Southampton and husband of Peggy May Thomas of Southampton. Commemorated Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville V. F. 4.
WARREN Christopher Paul Wyeth
Flying Officer No. '165534' 9 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8/04/1945 Age 20. Son of Harold William and Agnes Leslie Warren of Shawford, Hampshire. Commemorated Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 7. D. 3.
WEBSTER Harry Arthur Andrew
Squadron Leader No. '37619' 220 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 25/10/1943 Age 28. Son of William Leckie and Marjorie Webster and husband of Gillian Webster of Shawford, Hampshire. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial Panel 119.

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