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EAST MEON WAR MEMORIALS

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

The East Meon war memorial stands beside the East Meon to Clanfield road. It takes the form of a cross mounted on a square plinth, which in turn is mounted on a three-stepped base. The inscriptions are in black lettering on the sides of the plinth for World War 1 with an additional bronze plaque set into the top step of one side for World War 2 names. The whole memorial is encircled by wooden posts joined by a chain link fence. There are 21 names for World War 1 and 14 for World War 2.

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
EAST MEON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

BERRY

Richard Inwood

Private 28155 2 Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1. Died on 27/12/1918. Aged 22. Son of Henry and Mary Berry, Manor Farm, Langrish, Hampshire. Commemorated on Taranto Town Cemetery Extension, Italy, I. D. 1.

BROADWAY

Norton

Private 205501, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on 04/09/1918. Age unknown. Commemorated on Voormezeele Enclosure No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, XV. J. 1. [*killed same day with Collyer, Silvester and buried same cemetery)]

BLACKMAN

Herbert [Henry]

Corporal 153140, 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 08/10/1916. Born 01/06/1894in East Meon. Chauffeur by trade. Unmarried. Attested and passed fit 16/06/15 at Winnipeg, aged 21. height 5 feet 9inches, girth 38 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black, religious denomination Wesleyan (Methodist). No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 785 - 56

COOPER

Arthur William

Private 18079, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on 07/12/1915. Aged 22. Son of James and Emily Cooper, Stoke Common, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh. Born in East Meon. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Greece

COOPER

Walter Cecil

Private 15060, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Born 03/09/1916 Age unknown. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

COLLYER

Charles

Private 45594, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on 04/09/1918 Age 19. Son of John and Esther Collyer, 70 Old Idsworth, Horndean, Hampshire. Commemorated at Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, XV. H. 25. *

DAMEN

William Henry

Private 13641, 14th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died on 18/11/1916 Age 21. Son of M. J. Damen, Husband of Mabel Ellen Damon, H Farm South Nutfield, Surrey. Commemorated on Thievpval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

GISBORNE

Frederick William

Private 17395, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on 21/10/1918 Age unknown. Commemorated at Heestert Military Cemetery, Zwevegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, F. 10 [*killed 1 month later same Regiment with Broadway, Collyer and Silvester]

KILLE

Richard Claude

Private 1736 1st (Royal) Dragoons. Died on 26/01/1916 Age 27. Son of Gilbert and Priscilla Kille. High Street, East Meon, Hampshire. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 1.

KNIGHT

George Wilford

Gunner 855368 216 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died 01/04/1918 Age unknown. Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 3 and 60.

LUFF

Alfred

Private 14343, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died on 27/09/1915 Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Luff, Green Lane, New Road, Milford. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Addenda Panel.

NEIL

Mark

Gunner 855367, 1/5 Hampshire Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died on 30/11/1916 Age 31. Son of Henry and Martha Neil, The Cross East Meon. Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 3 and 60.

POLLARD

James Henry

Private 22027, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment Died on 09/04/1917 Age 29. Son of Mrs. Eliza Pollard, High Street, East Meon. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 6.

POLLARD

Wilfred Samuel

Lance Corporal 3456, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died on 09/08/1916 Age unknown. Commemorated on Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, III. B. 14.

PARFOOT

Frederick George

Private 23048, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on 30/10/1916 Age unknown. Commemorated on Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France, II. D. 7.

SILVESTER

George

Lance Corporal 204876, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on 04/09/1918 Age unknown. Commemorated at Voormezeele Enclosure No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, VI. J. 25. *

TITHERIDGE

Arthur Charles

Private PO/11220, 1st Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 08/12/1914 Age unknown. Commemorated on Stanley Cemetery, Falkland Islands, I. 783.

TITHERIDGE

George

Cook's Mate M/10745, HMS Queen Mary, Royal Navy. Died on 31/05/1916 Age 24. Son of late William and Sarah Titheridge, Stoney Land, East Meon. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, 21

TRENT

William Henry

Private 204882, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on 23/03/1916 Age 30. Son of Frances Trent, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 6

TRENT

William George

Gunner 163749, 32 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on 09/04/1918 Age unknown. Commemorated at Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, Panel 1.

WATERMAN

Clinton Stewart

Private 6285, 2nd/6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 19/07/1916 Age 19. Son of George and Alice Waterman, Shuttlecock Cottages, Clanfield. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 22 to 25

Not on war memorial but in local newspaper

HEWITT

H

Driver 685773, 175 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on 26/08/1917 Age unknown. Commemorated at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, III. C. 14.

1939-1945

ALLEN

William James

Stoker 1st Class P/KX 61172, HMS Chasseux, Royal Navy. Died 12/10/1940 Age 40. Son of William and Mary Allen of East Meon. Commemorated at Portland Royal Naval Cemetery, Dorset, United Kingdom, C. of E. Portion. Grave 705.

BLACKMAN

Charles Victor Norman

Corporal 7903460, Royal Armoured Corps. Died on 13/04/1942 Age unknown. Son of Albert and Sarah Blackman of East Meon. Commemorated at East Meon (All Saints) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, New Portion. Row 13. Grave 296.

BLACKMAN

Ernest Edward

Lance Corporal 5493059, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died on 04/10/1944 Age 34. Son of Albert and Sarah Blackman of East Meon. Commemorated at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands, 12. B. 4.

BISHOP

Ivor Charles

Lance Corporal 5435838, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died on 04/10/1944 Age 35. Son of Ivan Henry and Maud Bishop. Husband of Kathleen Emma, Blackman of East Meon. Commemorated at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands, 2. B. 17

BUTLER

J

No further information currently available

CHEESEMAN

Charles Albert Thomas

Shipwright 4th Class D/MX 64403, HMS Jaguar, Royal Navy. Died on 26/03/1942 Age unknown. Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, United Kingdom, Panel 71, Column 1.

GODDARD

Percy

Private 5496165, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died on 03/07/1944 Age 33. Son of George and Edith Mary Goddard and husband of Lucy Isabella Goddard of East Meon. Commemorated at Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, I. F. 12.

NEVILLE

Christopher Raymond

Rifleman 6898507, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died on 17/07/1941 Age 20. Son of Franck William and Katie Louise Neville of East Meon. Commemorated at East Meon (All Saints) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, New Portion. Row 13 Grave 292.

MULLARD

Alfred Frank

Private 5505839, 5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on 26/01/1943 Age 28. Son of Lottie Mullard. Husband of Ellen Ada Mullard. Commemorated at Beja War Cemetery, Tunisia, 1. A. 6.

PHILLIPS

Joseph Frederick

Sergeant 1324960, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 04/01/1944 Age 22. Commemorated at East Meon (All Saints) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Old Portion. Row 14. Grave 401.

SOMERSET

John Alexander

Lieutenant 300848, 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died on 15/04/1945 Age 20. Son of Robert Henry Fitzroy de Vere Somerset and Bettine Somerset of East Meon. Commemorated at Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany, 7. D. 12.

WILSON

Leslie

Private 14534728, Pioneer Corps. Died on 18/09/1943 Age 35. Son of Frederick and Jenny Wilson. Husband of Elsie Maud Wilson of East Meon. Commemorated at East Meon (All Saints) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Old Portion. Row 14. Grave 308.

WOODFIELD

Gilbert James

Midshipman (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on 07/08/1945 Age 19. Son of Ralph and Ruth Helena Woodfield of East Meon. Commemorated at Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Bay 6, Panel 6.

HORSTED

Walter James

Petty Officer P/JX 136917, HMS Stronghold, Royal Navy. Died on 02/03/1942 Age 25. Son of Alfred George and Rose Mary Horsted. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 62, Column 2.

Last updated 8 December, 2014

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