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DURLEY WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons 2009

The Durley War memorials are to be found within Holy Cross Church, Durley. The World War 1 memorial is in the form of a wall mounted, white, nowy heaed, marble tablet containing elevn names of men who fell in that conflict. The World War 2 memorial takes the form of the wodden doors of the church with the names of the fallen carved into them, ther are 9 names.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN UNDYING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

CARPENTER

Gilbert

Private 208147 7th Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 02/11/1918 Age 19. Son of Edwin and Rose Margaret Carpenter, of Newtown Farm, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire. Buried in Tehran War Cemetery, Iran, III. E. 13.

COOPER

Harold ?
Harry ?
Harry ?

Sherwood Forester possibly either Private 92190 2/5 Sherwood Forester. Died 21/03/1918. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, 7
or Private 15619 11 Sherwood Forester. Died 26/09/1916 Age 30. Son of James Cooper. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, 10C 10D 11A

GOUGH

Edgar Percy

Lance Corporal 40594 10th Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died 01/04/1918 Age 19. Son of Edgar Henry and Ellen Gough, of Little Snakemoor, Durley, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire. Native of Wield, Hampshire. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France, P. VII. G. 10A.

HARDING

William

Private 5299 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 02/09/1915. Buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military And War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, H. 41.

HUTCHINGS

Frederick John

Private PO/1415(S) 1st R.M. Bn. R.N. Div. Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 28/04/1917 Age 23. Eldest son of Fred and Mary Ann Hutchings, of Winter Hill, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 1.

LEEDER

Arthur

Serjeant 15495 7th Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Died 27/05/1918 Age 41. Son of John and Thomasina Leeder, of Gaywood, Norfolk; husband of L. Leeder, of 21, Melbourne St., King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France, III. C. 5.

MAIDMENT

Herbert George

Private 8283 "C" Coy. 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 31/12/1916 Age 26. Son of Mrs. Rose Maidment, of 5, Island View, Manchester Rd., Sway, Lymington, Hampshire. Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 22 and 63.

MERRITT

Arthur

Private 203997 1st/4th Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Died 12/12/1918 Age 23. Son of William Henry and Louisa Merritt, of Durley, Botley, Hampshire. Buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel, C. 17.

OAKLEY

Harry Charles

Private 2674 1st/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 20/08/1915 Age 21. Son of Samuel Harry and Eva Orlinda Oakley, of Fairthorne Grange, Botley, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India, Face D

ROGERS

George

Private 25034 2nd/6th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 30/03/1918. Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 18 and 19.

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"
1939 IN MEMORY 1945
THEY DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY

BAILEY

Reginald Edgar

Sapper 2014631 54 Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died 13/03/1941 Age 21. Son of Mark and Lilian Ida Bailey, of Botley, Hampshire, England. Buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, 3. A. 3.

CLARKE

Henry

Marine 22127 HMS ‘Indominable’ Royal Marine. Died 12/08/1942 Age 34. Husband of Annie Clarke of Durley, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 70.2.

DUDMAN

James Peter

Driver 14523702 59 Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died 14/09/1944. Buried in Gradara War Cemetery, Italy, II, F, 33.

ELLIOTT

Graham Mason

Lieutenant 268027 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 09/06/1944. Buried in Durley (Holy Cross) Churchyard Grave, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 495

HARTFORD

George Bibby

Captain H.M.S. Victory Royal Navy. Died 14/08/1941 Age 58. D S O. Buried in Durley (Holy Cross) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Grave 351.

MERRITT

Donald George

Trooper 5185949 44th (7th Bn. The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt.) Regt., Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.. Died 16/01/1945 Age 26. Son of Fred Merritt, and of Bessie Olive Merritt, of Bodey, Hampshire, England. Buried in Forli War Cemetery, Italy, III, D, 6.

MOODY

Paul Huart Rowland

Flt Sgt (Pilot) 758128 Royal Air Force UR. Died 08/04/1943 Age 27. Son of Charles Rowland and Clara Fanny Moody of Southampton, England. Husband of Leonie Margaret Mary. Buried in Southampton Crematorium, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 4.

SCIVIER

Donald William

Wing Commander (Pilot) 43073 105 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 22/09/1941. A F C. Buried in Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya, joint grave 11. G. 3.

WILSON

Eduard Walter

Bombardier 805096 529 Coast Regt. Royal Artillery. Died 31/05/1944 Age 30. Son of Ernest Clifford Wilson and Jane Wilson, of Botley, Hampshire, England. Buried in Nairobi War Cemetery, Kenya, 3. E. 10.

Last updated 17 January, 2009

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