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EAST STRATTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright ©
John Simmons 2008

The East Stratton War Memorial stands beside the roadside and takes the form of a wheeled cross of rough hewn stone mounted on a tapering plinth which bears the names and inscriptions. The whole monument stands on a stepped base which is surrounded by a low slung chain link fence. There are 13 names for World War 1 and 4 for World War 2.

From an old postcard

FOR
KING
AND
COUNTRY
1914 - 1918

SACRED TO
THE MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM
EAST AND WEST STRATTON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

ABLEWHITE

Sidney

Serjeant 3044 2nd/2nd Bn. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), also posted to 16th Bn. London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) . Died on 19/06/1916 Age 35. Son of James and Mary Jane Ablewhite, of 19, Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, Middlesex. Native of Boston, Lincolnshire. Buried in Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, IV. J. 3.

BROWN

George

Private 5658, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action from a bullet wound at Hill 60, Flanders, 29th April 1915. Born Ropley, Hampshire 1883, enlisted Winchester, resident Little London, Hampshire. A farm labourer living at Larkwhistle, East Stratton/Micheldever according to the 1911 census. He was survived by his wife Ada Brown and daughter Constance Dora Brown. His unborn son Charles George Brown was born 3 months after his death. His medals and wallet which bears the bullet hole are on display at the Hampshire Regiment Museum Winchester. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35. See also Micheldever

COLE

James

Private 355658 1st/9th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 31/10/1918 Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Cole; husband of Ellen Rose Cole, of "High View", 4, Stoke Charity Rd., Kings Worthy, Hampshire. Commemorated at Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, Face 6.

COLE

George

Private Deal/2621(S) R.M. Div. Train, R.N. Div. Royal Marines. Died on 25/11/1918 Age 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Cole, of Whiteway Farm, East Stratton, Micheldever, Hampshire. Buried in Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France, I. E. 26.

CURTIS

Roy

No further information

GAPLIN

Sidney Arnold

Gunner 172917 520th (Household) Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on 01/09/1918 Age 38. Son of Sidney James and Jane E. Galpin, of East Stratton, Micheldever, Hants.; husband of Elizabeth Anne Galpin, of 22, Princethorpe Rd., Sydenham, London. Buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, VIII. H. 5.

HALL

John

No further information

HEANEY

James

Private S/5594 8th Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died on 18/07/1916. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 10 A.

NEWMAN

Frederick Thomas

Gunner 116869 111th Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on 09/10/1917 Age 37. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Newman, of Farringdon, Alton, Hants; husband of Ellen Newman, of West Bradley, Micheldever, Hampshire. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, II. J. 26.

PEARCE

Arthur

No further information

TAYLOR

William

Lance Corporal R/15028 1st. Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died on 24/03/1918. Buried in Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France, II. F. 38.

TIBBLE

Thomas

Private 25793 10th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died on 11/01/1918 Age 29. Buried in Giavera British Cemetery, Italy, Arcade Plot 4. Row B. Grave 11.

VINCE

James

Corporal 8545 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 04/06/1915 Age 25. Son of David and Agnes Vince, of Bradley Cottages, Micheldever, Hampshire. Commemorated at Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

WESTON

George

Private 10054 "A" Coy. 10th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 07/12/1915 Age 24. Son of David and Martha Weston, of 2, Harestock Cottages, Winchester. Commemorated at Doiran Memorial,

LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT
THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN

1939-1945

COFFIN

Edwin Charles

Private 5566193 Army Catering Corps, Also attd. 4th Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Died on 02/07/1944 Age 38. Son of Edwin Charles and Rose Coffin; husband of Eva Hannah May Coffin, of East Stratton, Hampshire. Buried in Secqueville-En-Bessin War Cemetery, Calvados, France, I. C. 3.

LAISHLEY

Edward

Gunner 1138290 132 (The Glamorgan Yeomanry) Field Regt., Royal Artillery. Died on 27/11/1942 Age 19. Son of Edith E. Laishley, of Winchester. Commemorated at Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia, Face 9.

SMITH

Charles Arthur

Guardsman 14705656 Scots Guards. Died on 23/09/1944 Age 31. Son of Alfred Smith and of Margaret Smith, of East Stratton. Hampshire. Buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands, 22. A. 6.

WILSON

Almaric Bruce

Second Lieutenant 323540 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died on 19/10/1944 Age 19. Son of Lt.-Col. H. C. B. Wilson, and Alma M. Wilson, of Winchester. Commemorated at Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands, I. F. 6.

Last updated 12 April, 2009

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