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DROXFORD WAR MEMORIALS

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

The Droxford War memorials are to be found within St Mary's and All Saints Church, Droxford. The World War 1 memorial is in the form of a wall-mounted marble tablet with an alabaster surround containing 12 names. The World War 2 memorial is also in the form of a wall-mounted Welsh slate tablet with 8 carved names and an inscription, a Hampshire Rose is carved in to the top, centre, of the tablet; this tablet was replaced in 1987 as the old version had become worn; the new memorial was re-dedicated 14th June 1987.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN
CONNECTED WITH THIS
PARISH WHO DIED IN
THE WAR 1914-1918

BUNNING

Fred

Corporal 4052 4 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on 18/02/1919. Aged 29. Son OF Fred and Mary Bunning, The White Horse, Droxford. No known grave. Commemorated at St. Andre Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 27.

CARTER

Arthur

Private 5179 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales' Own). Died of wounds on 22/11/1914 Age 24. Born and resident Droxford, enlisted Aldershot. Son of John and Ann Carter, Waterside, Mislington, Droxford. No known grave. Commemorated at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 63.

CRESDEE

Walter James

Mechanician 281304, HMS Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Died on 31/05/1916. Aged 40. Husband of Ada Bertha Cresdee, 1 Diamond Cottage, Droxford. No known grave. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 15.

CROUCH

Norman Colin Edward

Private 18053 8th Battn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 27/05/1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Droxford, enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex. Son of Thomas Edward and Grace Crouch, The Chestnuts, Droxford. No known grave. Commemorated at Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 15.

HALL

Solomon

Private 10200 10th Battn. Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli on 10/08/1915. Age 21. Born West Tisted, enlisted Southampton, resident Droxford. Son of Mrs. Mary Hall, Hazelholt Farm, Bishops Waltham. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

HALL

William

PPrivate PO/295/5, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Portsmouth Battn., Royal Naval Division. Died 6 May 1915 Age unknown. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey Panel 2-7.

HURLEY

Oscar Frank

Private 234634, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died on 26/08/1918 Age 27. Only son of Frank and Maud M. Hurley, of "Shepherds," Hazelholt, Bishop's Waltham, England. Born at Bishop's Waltham. Buried in Achicourt Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Achicourt. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 35.

LEYBORNE-POPHAM

Arthur

Lieutenant-Commander, HMS Clan McNaughtan, Royal Navy. Died on 03/02/1915 Age 37. Son of late Rev Edward Leybourne-Popham, Hemyok, Devon. Husband of Annie Margaret, Eden Lodge, Droxford. No known grave. Commemorated at Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 8.

MARTIN, MC

Alick Gregory

Captain, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) attached 9th Rifle Brigade. Died on 23/03/1918 Age 35. Son of Waldyer and Georgina Martin, Upper Hall, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Husband of Louisa Helen Martin, Fir Hill, Droxford. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France. Plot 3. Row L. Section 12.

MERRITT

Edward George

Private L/17171, 25th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died in Singapore on 09/05/1917. Aged 18. Born and resident Droxford, enlisted Farnborough. Buried in Kranji War cemetery, Singapore. Plot 37. Row G. Grave 11.

MERRITT

Harry Herbert

Private G/17850 6th Battn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action on 12/05/1917 Age 40. Born Droxford, enlisted and resident Brighton, Sussex. Son of Alfred and Annie Merritt, Droxford. Husband of Katherine Sarah, 16 Blaker Stret, Brighton. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

ROBINSON

Thomas William

[Listed as W T ROBINSON on memorial] Sapper 103454, 149th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 30/05/1918. Born Battersea, Surrey, enlisted Chelsea, Middlesex, resident Droxford. Husband of Mrs. E. Robinson, of 27, Gayton Rd., Hampstead, London. Buried in Couin New British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 17.

SULLIVAN

Gilbert Edward

Private PLY/17035, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Royal Naval Division. Died on 28/04/1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

TURTON

L. N.

Captain, HMS Venus, Royal Navy. Died on 13/10/1918. Buried in Maala Cemetery, Yemen. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 195.

REMEMBER
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE
OF THEIR COUNTRY/ 1
1939-1945

CLARK

Ross Lewis

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1603824, 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 28/04/1944. Age 21. Son of George Herbert and Florence Annie Clark of Fareham. Buried in Vevey (St. Martin’s) Cemetery, Switzerland. Grave 116.

GARLAND

Robert Henry Collison

Captain 156908, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on 14/07/1944. Age 33. Son of Percy Fred and Sarah Elizabeth Garland and husband of Winifred Eileen Garland of Southsea. Buried in Nairobi War Cemetery, Kenya. Plot 2. Row D. Section 12.

GILBERT

Charles Kenneth

Corporal 6290837 5th Battn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died on 20/03/1944. Aged 24. Son of Ernest William and Bertha Gilbert, Barton Stacey, Hampshire. Buried in Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Plot II. Row H. Section5.

HULBERT

Thomas William Gerard

Captain 88313, 2nd Royal Horse Artillery. Died on 21/11/1941. Son of Major Thomas Ernest and Kathleen Beatrice Hulbert of Droxford. No known grave. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 2.

MANUEL

J. C.

No further information currently

MANUEL

Joseph Percy

Sapper 1906635, 287 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died on 03/11/1943. Aged 25. Son of Joseph and Bertha Mabel Manuel, Locks Heath Soton, Hampshire. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Plot B6. Row T. Section 5.

MAY

Kenneth Cecil

Private 14754278, 1/5th Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died on 11/04/1945. Aged 19. Buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 6. Row A. Section 4.

NETTLETON

John Nettleton

Chief Engine Room Artificer D/MX 54330, HMS Submarine Sickle, Royal Navy. Died on 18/06/1944. Age 31. Son of William Henry and Agnes Clare Netterton. Husband of Maud Yvonne Nettleton, Droxford. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 89, Column 1..

PEARCE

Charles Dennis

Marine PO/X 3873, HMS Fiji, Royal Marines. Died on 23/05/1941 Age 21. Son of Frederick and Edith Pearce, Droxford. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 59, Column 2.

PICKETT

Clifford William Yates

Major 49630, The King's Regiment (Liverpool). Died on 09/04/1945. Age 33. Son of William and Nellie Pickett. Husband of Joan Isabel of Guilsford, Wales. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. Plot 20. Row C. Grave 20.

SMITH

Benjamin Thomas

Marine PO/X 1564, HMS Hood, Royal Marines. Died 24/05/1941 Age 26. Son of Thomas Edward and Mary Smith. Husband of Constance Alma Smith, Upper Deal, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 59, Column 2.

Last updated 4 September, 2007

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