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EASTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The Easton War memorials can be found at St. MAry's Church in Church Lane, Easton. The first memorial is in the form of a lych gate which contains two lists within it, those who died in World War 1 (9 names) and those who served and returned (49). Within the church are further memorials to those who died in World War 1 and World War 2. The First World War memorial is in the form of a marble mosaic, the marble tablet contains three panels, the leftn hand panel contains the inscription. the central panel contains a mosaic of St George and the Dragon, the right hand panel contains the ten names of the fallen, one more than the lych gate, with surname, forename and year of death. The Second World War memorial has been carved into the existing panneling of the church above which hangs the World War 1 memorial, there are 6 names for World War 2. The names for both wars have been sorted into alphabetical order here rather than the chronological order they were listed in. See Paul Goodwin's UK Memorial web site for more photographs.

Photograph Copyright © Paul Goodwin

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LASTING HONOUR
AND REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN FFROM
EASTON VILLAGE WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
4 AUG 1914 TO 11 NOV 1918
FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

CHIDDY

Cecil [Nixon]

Trooper, "C" Squadron, Lord Strathcona's Horse, Canadians. Died 24th May 1915. Aged 31. Born 31st May 1883 at Easton. Son of Mr. E. C. and Mrs. C. A. Chiddy, of Easton, Winchester. Civil Servant by profession. Unmarried. Passed fit at Valcartier, Quebec 17th September 1914. Enlisted 24th September 1914 in Quebec. Height 6 feet, girth 41 inches, complexion medium, eyes green, ahir brown; religion Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1677 - 27

COLLARD

Louis [Edward]

Lance Corporal 15269, 2nd Battalion, Grendaier Guards. Died 24th September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D.

COLLARD

Patrick

Corporal 15833, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 22nd June 1916. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row P. Grave 17.

COOPER

Albert

Died 30th August 1918 - No further information currently available

COOPER

Arthur Charles

Saddler 28094, 3rd M.A.B., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 14th October 1918. Aged 30. Son of Henry and Louisa Cooper, of Magdalen Farm, Morn Hill, Winchester. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.

FREEMANTLE

Bert

Died 11th August 1915. There is no Bert or ALbert listed for that date but there is George FREEMANTLE, Private 14758, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 10th August 1915. Aged 23. Son of Henry Freemantle, of Easton, Winchester. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

FREEMANTLE

James

[Listed on memorial as 6th November 1914.] Private 6396, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 11th November 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

FREEMANTLE

Thomas

Private 6268, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 11th November 1914. Aged 26. Son of William and Sarah Freemantle, of Easton, Winchester. His brother also fell (believed to be James above). Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

TILBURY

Sidney

[Listed as 22nd March 19018 on memorial] Lance Corporal 33277, 11th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 21st March 1918. Buried in VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Special Memorial 4.

Note: The extension contains 459 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 144 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to six casualties believed to be buried among them. The extension also contains 66 German graves, 33 being unidentified.

WRIGHT

William

Died 11th August 1915 probably William Charles WRIGHT, Private 9944, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 10th August 1915. Aged 21. Son of the late Henry and Emily Wright. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

GRANT THEM, LORD, ETERNAL REST

IN LASTING HONOUR AND REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN FROM EASTON VILLAGE WHO
FELL IN THE WAR SEPT 3 1939 - AUG 15 1945

THE GIFT OF THE SANCTUARY LAMP
IS IN CONSTANT REMEMBRANCE
OF ALL WHO FELL OR SUFFERED
IN THE WARS 1914-1918 & 1939-1945

CLIFFORD

Peter [William]

Flying Officer 150370, 148 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th July 1944. Aged 21. Son of George and Marie Ernestine Clifford, of Easton, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 13, Column 1.

DAY

[Arthur] William

Trooper 5507725, 7th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 29th July 1944. Aged 32. Son of Mary Day, and stepson of Harry Lucas, of Easton, Winchester. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 4.

ENGLEFIELD

Joseph [John]

Leading Steward P/LX 21848, H.M.S. Hartland, Royal Navy. Died 8th November 1942. Aged 25. Husband of Lucy Freda Englefield, of Easton, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 70, Column 1.

HOOD

[Hugh] Charles

Sergeant 1168679, 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th June 1942. Aged 33. Son of Alfred Hugh and Daisy Juliah Hood; husband of Margaret Constance Hood, of Totton, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 86.

MAY

John [Lacey]

Gunner 1098248, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese prisoner of war 4th September 1943. Aged 28. Son of the Revd. George Lacey May, M.A., and Dorothy May, of Winchester. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B1. Row D. Grave 9.

WHITE

Ernest

Gunner 14523569, 314 Battery, 91 (12th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment) Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 4th August 1944. Aged 37. Son of William and Sarah White; husband of Fannatta Elizabeth White, of Easton, Hampshire. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XII. Row A. Grave 9.

Last updated 23 August, 2006

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