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DENMEAD WAR MEMORIALS

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

There are two war memorials within All Saints Church, Denmead. There is a brass plaque naming those who died in World War 1, another for World War 2 plus some plaques to individuals. There is also a simple area for commemorating these men on Remembrance Sunday.

Photographs Copyright © Graham Parsons 2008

IN MEMORIAM
1914 - 1919

BELLCHAMBERS

Sydney [Percival]

[Listed as BELLCHAMBER on CWGC] Able Seaman J/2563, HMS Fortune, Royal Navy. Died 1st June 1916. Aged 24. Born at Portsmouth. Son of Thomas John Bellchamber (Command. Shipwt. R.N. retd.) and Emily Bellchamber, of "Coronella", Anmore Rd., Denmead, Cosham, Hants. Buried in KVIBERG CEMETERY, Sweden. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 5.

BUCHANAN

Percy

probably Percival George Godwin BUCHANAN, Musician RMB/1802, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Marine Band. Died 31st May 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 22.

CLEEVE

George C

Sapper 18913, 56th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 13th June 1917. Aged 27. Born at Happisburgh, Norfolk. Son of Richard George Cleeve and Mary Ann Cleeve, of Kidmore House, Denmead, Cosham, Hants. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5.

DOSSETT

Charles [Aubrey]

Boy 1st Class J/34825, HMS Invincible, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 31st May 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 14.

EARWICKER

Frederick

Private 14472, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 18th April 1917. Aged 41. Born and enlisted Portsmouth, resident Hambledon. Husband of Annie Sarah Earwicker, of World's End, Hambledon, Hants. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 5.

ELLIOTT

Albert

No further information currently available

FISHER

James

Private 33060, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th March 1918. Enlisted Portsmouth, resident Denmead. No known grave. Commmemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

HAMBLIN

Walter

possibly Walter HAMBLIN, Able Seaman 172052, (RFR/PO/B/2541). H.M.S. "Bayano", Royal Navy. Died 11th March 1915. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 7.

HUNT

Henry

No further information currently available

HURST

Harry

Private 18011, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th August 1916. Aged 32. Born and resident Denmead, enlisted Portsmouth. Son of William and Emily Jane Hurst, of Denmead, Cosham. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 8.

IVES

John

No further information currently available

MARSHMAN

Cecil

probably Private 9250, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th December 1914. Aged 20. Born Furbrook, enlisted Winchester, resident Cosham. Son of Sarah Gibbins (formerly Marshman), of Dean Lane End, Rowlands Castle, Havant, Hants, and the late Alfred Marshman. Buried in LANCASHIRE COTTAGE CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 18.

OSBORNE

Albert E

No further information currently available

PIPER

[Leonard] George

Private 17361, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1916. Aged 23. Born in Catherington, Hampshire, 13th April 1893, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Cosham, Hampshire. Son of Fanny and the late William Piper of Mount Pleasant, Horndean, Cosham, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

SEARLE

George [Daniel]

Lance Corporal 2586, 1/1st Hampshire Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died 11th December 1916. Aged 24. Born Denmead, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Hambledon. Son of John and the late Sabina Jane Searle, of Hambledon, Hants. Buried in ACHEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 16.

SLY

George

Lance Corporal 3/5205, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Reigment. Killed in action 12th [CWGC] or 13th [SDGW] October 1915. Aged 36. Born Denmead, enlisted Hastings, Sussex, resident Winchel Sea, Sussex. Son of George and Elizabeth Sly, of Denmead; husband of Margaret Mary Sly, of Denmead, Cosham, Hants. Buried in HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 15.

SLY

John

Private 15063, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Born Denmead, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Cosham. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 51.

SLY

Sydney

probably Private 235018, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Enlisted Havant, resident Cosham. Formerly 4537, Hampshire Regiment. No known grave. Commmeorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42 and 163A.

SLY

William [Henry]

Private 3/5134, 11th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Born and resident Denmead, enlisted Portsmouth. No known grave. Commmeorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 48.

TANNER

Gordon [Seymour]

Private 40886, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Denmead, enlisted Portsmouth. Son of Frederick George and Edith Tanner, of Crabbick Farm, Denmead, Hants. Formerly M/295550, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commmeorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 27 and 28.

TILBURY

David

Gunner RMA/5982, (RMR/B/548) HMS Hogue, Royal Marine Artillery. Lost with his ship when it was sunk by German submarines 22nd September 1914. Aged 40. Son of David and Sarah Tilbury, of Anthill, Denmead; husband of Sarah Ann Tilbury, of Anthill Common, Denmead, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 6.

WAY

Henry

No further information currently available

WHELPDALE

William

Private 8047, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1914 or soon after. Aged 26. Born Lambeth, Surrey, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Denmead. Adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Tilbury, of Anthill, Denmead, Cosham, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 22 and 23.

IN MEMORIAM
1939-1945

BASHFORD, MM

Aubrey [Cecil]

Corporal 14661486, 2/5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 27th September 1944. Buried in CESENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 15.

BALSDON

Richard

No further information currently available

CLEEVE

Thomas

Petty Officer Stoker P/KX 84227, HMS Formidable, Royal Navy. Died 17th December 1945. Aged 29. Son of William Elias and Florence Agnes Cleeve, of Denmead. Buried in second half of DENMEAD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCH CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 47.

COAD

Addis [Charles]

Private 5497464, Hampshire Regiment. Died 25th July 1946. Aged 29. Son of William Fry Coad and Annie Coad; nephew and foster-son of Lydia B. Colwell, of Denmead. Buried in second half of DENMEAD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCH CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 68.

CONBOY

Terrence

No further information currently available

DENNETT

Arthur

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1878559, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th April 1945. Aged 20. Son of Christopher William Whitmell Dennett and Dorothy Dennett, of Denmead. Buried in second half of DENMEAD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCH CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 40.

DRYDEN

Charles [Albert George]

Serjeant 2611693, 3rd Battalion, Gerenadier Guards. Died 19th May 1940. Aged 26. Son of Charles and Susan Ethel Dryden, of Denmead, Hampshire. Buried in HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Plot 8. Row A. Grave 2.

EDNEY

Albert

Gunner 1414479, 58 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 9th May n1943. Aged 42. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 27.

HOLDAWAY

Frank

No further information currently available

JESSE

Ralph [Frank]

Petty Officer P/JX 127366, HMS Fidelity, Royal Navy. Died 1st January 1943. Aged 32. Son of Frank Jesse and of Mabel Jesse (nee Savage); husband of Agnes L. C. Jesse, of Southbourne, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 73, Column 2.

NORMAN

Cecil [George]

Petty Officer P/J 112890, HMS Capel, Royal Navy. Died 26th December 1944. Aged 36. Son of Frederick and Lilian Rosina Norman; husband of Alice Vera Norman, of Denmead, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 81, Column 2.

PEARSON

Ian

probably Ian McCLaren PEARON, Flight Lieutenant 126002, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3rd January 1944. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). No known grave. Commmeorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 203.

POTTER

James

No further information currently available

POTTER

Samuel [John Charles]

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class P/MX 53745, H.M.S. Laforey, Royal Navy. Died 30th March 1944. Aged 23. Son of Samuel and Ann Potter, of Denmead, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 85, Column 1.

ROTHWELL

David

probably Benjamin David ROTHWELL, Lance Corporal 14217297, 6th (Airborne) Armoured Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died 24th March 1945. Aged 21. Son of the Revd. Frederick Rothwell, and of Bertha Mabel Rothwell, of East Harptree, Somerset. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 39. Row D. Grave 8.

ROWETT

Leslie [William]

Canteen Manager, HMS Dunedin, Navy Army and Air Force Institute. Died 24th November 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 61, Column 2.

SIMMONDS

Charles

No further information currently available

SQUIBB

Cecil [Douglas]

Lance Serjeant 1452559, 80 Anti-Tak Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 26th March 1944. Aged 35. Buried in TAIPING WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 14.

TARRANT

Cyril

possibly Cyril William TARRANT. Able Seaman P/JX 194365, HMS Naiad, Royal Navy. Died 11th March 1942. Aged 21. Son of Sidney and Daphne Tarrant; husband of Phyllis Mary Tarrant, of Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 65, Column 1.

TEE

Cecil [Harold]

Private 7407492, 127 Parachute Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 10th September 1943. Aged 23. Son of Robin Harold John and Ethel Rachel Tee, of Denmead, Hampshire. His brother Robert Percy (below) also fell. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 12.

TEE

[Robert] Percy

Leading Air Fitter FAA/FX 76924, HMS Avenger, Royal Navy. Died 15th November 1942. AGted 19. Son of Robin Harold John and Ethel Tee, of Denmead, Hampshire; brother of Cecil (above). No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 3, Panel 3.

TUPPEN

Douglas

Flight Lieutenant 42452, 239 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 25th June 1941. Buried north of church in LOWFIELD HEATH (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Surrey.

VENVELL

Thomas [Edward]

Chief Painter P/M 35259, HMS Eagle, Royal Navy. Died 11th August 1942. Aged 44. Son of Horace Hayward Venvell and Alice Maud Venvell; husband of Maud Lilian Venvell, of Gosport, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 69, Column 2.

WARRAND

[Selwyn] John [Power]

Commander, HMS Hood, Royal Navy. Died 24th May 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 45, Column 1.

WATT

John

No further information currently available

BOER WAR

TUFFIN

James Henry

Corporal Trumpeter 3528, 2nd Dragoon Guards. Killed in action at Leeuwkop 1st April 1902. Born 30th June 1874. Member of the choir of All Saints Church. Buried in POrimrose Cemetery, Gemriston, South Africa.

Buried in the churchyard but not on the memorial

FEBEN

Hubert Edward

Able Seaman SS7007, H.M.S. "Vernon", Royal Navy formerly H.M.S. "Diligence" and "Furious". Died 5th November 1920. Aged 22. Son of William James and Edith Ellen Feben, of Brooklyn House, Denmead. Buried in DENMEAD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCH CEMETERY, Hampshire.

MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE

Last updated 18 February, 2009

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