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FARLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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

There is a memorial on the exterior of St Andrew's Church, Havant Road, Farlington and others in the interior of the church. The exterior memorial is in the form of a stone cross mounted on a tapering, octagonal, column standing on an octagonal plinth resting on an octagonal, four-stepped, stone base. The plinth bears the inscription and the names of the fallen. There are 51 names listed for World War 1. Inside the church are memorials to various individuals and a plain, rectangular tablet within a carved, stone frame with incised gold lettering listing 55 men who died in World War 1. There is a further memorial to the 31 men who die din World War 2.

Interior plaque inscription

TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF FARLINGTON
WHO DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY 1914 - 1919

Exterior cross inscription

TO THE
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
FARLINGTON
WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVE FOR THEIR
KING & COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

ACKERMAN

C H

Driver 519643 27th Div. Signal Coy. Royal Engineers. Died 14/10/1918 Age 31. Husband of L. E. Ackerman, of 4, Wellington Terrace, Drayton, Cosham, Hampshire. England. Buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, V. G. 9.

ASH

Gilbert Stanley

Second Lieutenant 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 03/09/1916. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

AYLWARD

Thomas Valentine

Musician RMB/1430 H.M.S. "Monmouth" Royal Marine Band. Died 01/11/1914 Age 20. Son of Charles Henry and Caroline Fitch Aylward, of I, Albert Rd., Waterlooville, Cosham, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 6.

BONE

William Joseph Mortimer

Private PO/15058 Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 13/09/1918. Son of Richard Bone of Hale's Cottage, Southwick, Fareham, Hampshire, England. Buried in Purbrook (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard.

BUDD

Frederick A

Private 241448 1st/5th Bn. Cheshire Regiment. Died 28/09/1918 Age 26. Son of Richard and Harriet Budd, of Swiss Rd., Waterlooville, Hampshire, England. Buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, VII. G. 26.

BURNETT

Harry Egerton

Private PO/15066 Portsmouth Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 06/05/1915 Age 22. Son of Harry Burnett, of 16, Empress Rd., Kensington, Liverpool, and the late Florence Burnett. Commemorated at Helles Memorial, Panel 2 to 7.

BUTCHER

Charles Alfred

Captain 10th Bn., also attd. 62nd Trench Mortar Bty., Yorkshire Regiment. Died 06/07/1917 Age 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Butcher, of Beaucastle, Bewdley, Worchester, England. Buried in Boyelles Communal Cemetery Extension, I. F. 1.

BUTLER

Harold

Private 26414 14th Bn., Hampshire Regiment, also attd. 175th Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 06/06/1917 Age 18 Son of Fanny Elizabeth Butler, of 51, Cyprus Rd., Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), III. B. 239

CARTWRIGHT

George C

Private 44062 2nd/4th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died 03/05/1918. Son of Mr. G. Cartwright, of Rose Bud Cottage, Waterlooville, Cosham, Hampshire, England. Buried in St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq, I. B. 3.

CROOK

Cecil

Private 201990 "C" Coy. 1st/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 23/02/1917 Age 19. Son of James and Martha Crook, of Shaw Hill, Melksham, Wiltshire, England. Commemorated at Basra Memorial, Panel 21 and 63.

DAVIS

Albert Victor

Private PO/16715 H.M.S. "Invincible" Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 31/05/1916 Age 22. Son of Joseph John and Mary Jane Davis, of Wellington Cottage, Drayton, Cosham, Hampshire. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 22.

EDWARDS

Arthur

Sapper 146837 208th Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died 15/12/1917. Husband of F. L. Edwards, of Yardley Gobian, Northamptonshire, England. Buried in Waterlooville (St. George) Churchyard, N. W. of church.

EDWARDS

Leonard

Able Seaman, Wales Z/1400, H.M.S. "Queen Mary" Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 31/05/1916 Age 22. Son of John and Ann Edwards, of 23, Regent St., Treorchy (Rhondda), Glamorgan. Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, 19.

ELLIS

William John

Officer's Steward 2nd Class L/7838 H.M.S. "Ardent" Royal Navy. Died 01/06/1916. Buried in Frederishavn Cemetery.

FIELDER

Fred

Private 1586 1st/6th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 04/07/1915. Buried in Agra Cantonment Cemetery, Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, Face 16.

GRANT

William Alexander

Leading Seaman 223970 H.M. S/M. "E41" Royal Navy. Died 15/08/1916. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 14.

HADLEY

George William

Lance Corporal 21712 15th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 15/09/1916. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

HAYTER

William John

Driver 315312 Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 19/03/1917. Son of Mrs. Hayter, of Chapel View, Purbrook. Buried in Purbrook (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard, 1 metre North of Vestry.

HELLYER

George Edgcombe

Captain 10th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 22/08/1915. Commemorated at Helles Memorial Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

HICKS

William Hodges Crook

Private PO/15272 H.M.S. "Tipperary" Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 01/06/1916 Age 40. Husband of E. J. Hicks, of "Montrose," Drayton Lane, Cosham, Hampshire, England. Native of Evesham. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 22.

HODGSON

George

Private 29101 2nd/5th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 06/09/1917. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.

HULBERT

George D

Second Lieutenant 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars. Died 09/08/1918 Age 20. Son of Ella M. Hulbert, of Stakes Hill Lodge, Cosham, Hampshire, and the late Walter Hulbert. Buried in Caix British Cemetery, I. E. 8.

INGOUVILLE-WILLIAMS, CB, DSO

Edward Charles

Major General, General Staff, Cdg. 34th Division, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 22/07/1916. Age 54. Son of Gen. Sir J. W. C. Williams, K.C.B.; husband of Florence Ingouville-Williams, of Oaklands, Stakes Hill, Cosham, Hampshire. Commemorated at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, III. D. 13.

Extract from Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915 published by Naval & Military Press, page 115-116:

INGOUVILLE-WILLIAMS, EDWARD CHARLES, Major (Local Lieut.-Colonel), was born 13 Dec. 1861, son of the late General Sir J. W. C. Williams, K.C.B., and of Isabella Georgiana, daughter of John Ingouville, Esq., of La Frégonière, Jersey. He was gazetted to the 3rd Foot, as Second Lieu tenant, from the Militia, 23 April, 1881, and became Lieutenant, The Buffs, 1 July, 1881. He served in the Sudan Expedition, 1884-85 (Nile), as Special Officer for Boats (Staff Captain), and received the Medal with clasp, and Khedive's Star: He was promoted to Captain 1 Nov. 1892; was Adjutant, The Buffs, 20 May, 1894, to 21 Jan. 1898. From 22 Jan. 1898, to 10 April, 1899, he was specially employed with the Egyptian Army, as. Special Service Officer, and served in the Nile Expedition of 1898, taking part in the battles of Atbara and Khartum. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 24 May, and 30 Sept. 1898]; was given the Brevet of Major 16 Nov. 1898; received the Medal and the Egyptian Medal with two clasps. In the Nile Expedition of 1890 he served as D.A.A.G. to the Kordofan Field Force, and received a clasp to the Egyptian Medal. He served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902, on Sir Charles Warren's Staff; as Provost-Marshal, Nov. 1899, to 19 May, 1900; Brigade-Major from May to 31 Dec. 1900; Commanding Mounted Infantry Corps, and Commanding a Mobile Column 1 Jan. 1901, to 25 Sept. 1902; was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations of 17 to 24 Jan. 1900; action at Spion Kop; operations of 5 to 7 Jan. 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; operations on Tugela Heights 14 to 27 Feb. 1900, and action at Pieter's Hill. Operations in Natal, March to June, 1890, including actions at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June). Operations in Orange Free State and Transvaal. Operations in Orange River Colony, Jan. to May, 1901. Operations in the Transvaal, May, 1901, to 31 May. 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 Feb. 1900 (Sir R. H. Buller); 30 March, 17 June, and 9 Nov. 1900, and London Gazette, 9 July to 11 Oct. 1901]; was given the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel 12 Oct. 1901; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps; King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: " Edward Charles Ingouville-Williams, Major (now Local Lieutenant-Colonel), The Buffs (East Kent Regt.). In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa." The Insignia were presented in South Africa. He was transferred to the Worcestershire Regt. 4 April, 1903; commanded the 2nd Battn. Worcestershire Regt., 1904 to 1908, and became Lieutenant-Colonel 10 March, 1904. He was created a C.B. in 1910; was Commandant, School of Mounted Infantry, Longmoor Camp 1 March, 1910, to 17 June, 1912; was given the Brevet of Colonel 25 Dec. 1905; became Colonel 10 March, 1908; Temporary Brigadier-General 18 June, 1912, to 2 June, 1915; Commanding 16th Infantry Brigade, Irish Command, 16 June, 1912, to 4 Aug. 1914. On the outbreak of war with Germany he took his Brigade to France, commanding it until he was promoted to Major-General, in June, 1915, for distinguished service in the field, and given command of the 34th Division, which he trained and took to the front in Jan. 1916, being in the front line till 4 July, when the division was withdrawn to refit, but was again put into the line, with two fresh brigades to replace the 102nd and the 103rd, which had lost heavily. The Division was in the fighting line till the 19th July, when it was again withdrawn to rest and to refit. On the 22nd July, Major-General Ingouville-Williams went with his A.D.C. to the Bois-de-Mametz to make a personal reconnaissance of the ground where he was to take his Division into action the following week; was caught in a barrage of fire, hit by a piece of shell and killed instantly. He had been mentioned in Despatches four times for his services in the European War.

INWOOD

Arthur William

Warrant Engineer H.M.S. "Aboukir" Royal Naval Reserve. Died 22/09/1914 Age 28. Son of James Henry and Elizabeth Inwood, of London. Commemorated at Chatham Naval Memorial 8

JACOMB

Herbert George

Lance Corporal 7571 1st Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 13/10/1914 Age 27. Delhi Durban Medal. Son of the late Philip Henry and Martha Jacomb. Commemorated at Le Touret Memorial, Panel 22 and 23.

KELLAGHER

Sydney Arthur

Major 56th Bty. 34th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 04/08/1917 Age 29. M C Husband of Violet Kellagher, of "Camleigh,'' Drayton, Cosham, Hampshire, England. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, III. A. 5B.

LYNCH-STAUNTON, DSO and Bar

Reginald Kirkpatrick

Lieutenant Colonel 220th Bde. H.Q. Royal Field Artillery. Died 07/11/1918 Age 38. Son of George Staunton Lynch-Staunton, J.P., and Margaret Hasler Lynch-Staunton, of Purbrook, Hampshire, England. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, X. E. 14.

Extract from Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915 published by Naval & Military Press, page 389:

LYNCH- STAUNTON, REGINALD KIRKPATRICK, Major, was born in London 9 April, 1880, son of Capt. G. S. Lynch-Staunton, of Purbrook House, Hants, and nephew of the late Sir George Thomas Staunton, Bart., M.P., of Leigh House, Hants. He was educated at Cheltenham College; joined the Hants and Isle of Wight Artillery in March, 1898, and was gazetted to the Royal Artillery 20 May, 1899. He served in the South African War in 1900, and received the Queen's Medal with three clasps. He became Lieutenant 16 Feb. 1901; was attached to the Royal Horse Artillery from 1903 to 1907, and was promoted to Captain 14 Oct. 1907. From 1907 to 1911 he was employed with the Egyptian Army, and was in command of an Egyptian Battery, taking part in operations in Southern Kordofan (Medal with clasp). From 1912 to 1914 he commanded U Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. He was subsequently Adjutant, R.H.A. Brigade, Meerut, and in 1914 was Secretary to the Meerut Tent Club. On the outbreak of the European War Major Lynch-Staunton mobilized as Second-in-Command, ILA., 7th (Meerut) Division, R.A. 11 Aug. 1914, and accompanied the Division to France in Oct. 1915, as Brigade Major. He was mentioned in Despatches and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 23 June, 1915]; “Reginald Kirkpatrick Lynch-Staunton, Major, Royal Artillery. For distinguished service in the field.” He left France in Dec. 1915, for Mesopotamia, and served as Brigade Major, R.A., Tigris Corps, until 15 Aug. 1916. He was slightly wounded 7 Jan. 1916, but was able to take part the same month in operations at Hanneh, and Sanniyat, etc., in March and April, 1916. He was Acting Lieutenant-Colonel from 16 Aug. 1916, commanding the 13th Brigade, R.F.A., and commanded this Brigade during the operations of Dec. 1916, on the Hai, the Shumrar crossing, in the advance and capture of Baghdad, also in operations on the Dialah River and River Adheim, April, 1917. He was given the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel 3 June, 1916 [London Gazette, 22 Dec. 1916], and in 1917 was awarded the Order of St. Anne, 3rd Class, with Swords. Lieut.-Colonel R. K. Lynch-Staunton died 7 Nov. 1918.

MARCHANT

Frederick

Private 11085 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Died 07/11/1914 Age 19. Brother of Mr. J. Marchant, of R.N. School of Music, Eastney Barracks, Portsmouth, England. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 34.

MARSHALL

Arthur

Able Seaman 212798 (RFR/PO/B/4648). H.M.S. "Good Hope" Royal Navy. Died 01/11/1914. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial 2.

MOORE

Frederick J

Corporal 128635 24th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 08/10/1918 Age 29. Husband of Mabel Emily Moore, of Ivy Cottage, Purbrook, Cosham, Hampshire. Buried in Anneux British Cemetery, II. H. 26.

MOORE

Henry

Private 10518 1st Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 31/12/1918. Buried in Hamburg Cemetery, II. A. 2.

OAKLEY

Francis Albert George

Gunner H.M.S. "Good Hope" Royal Navy. Died 01/11/1914. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial 1.

PAYNE

Frederick Walter

Lance Serjeant PO/16119 Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 06/04/1918. Buried in St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent B. 14.

PHILLIPS

Daniel Percy

Serjeant 19380 "L" Bty. Royal Horse Artillery. Died 01/09/1914. Commemorated on Special Memorial at Nery Communal Cemetery and Verberie French National Cemetery.

PRICE

Ernest Harold

Able Seaman J/23371 H.M.S. "Black Prince" Royal Navy. Died 31/05/1916 Age 19. Son of the late Thomas and Emma Price, of Waterlooville, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 13.

ROBINSON

E

Gunner 80000 O Bty, 5th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery. Song of Edward and Ann Robinson, Itchenor Gate, Sussex, England. Buried in Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Ypres.

SCOTT

Herbert Vesey

Captain 3rd Bn. Rifle Brigade. Died 01/09/1915 Age 34. Son of the Rev. Francis Montgomery Scott and Anna Matilda, his wife, of "The Rocks," Crossdoney, Co. Cavan. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, III. O. 2.

Plaque within the church:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN HERBERT VESEY SCOTT,
THE RIFLE BRIGADE
BRIGADE MAJOR 17TH INFANTRY BRIGADE,
WHO DIED AT WIMEREUX 1ST SEPTEMBER 1915
"AND WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE"

SHAW

No further information currently

SILVESTER

W G

Private 17421 15th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 15/09/1916 Age 22. Son of Albert Silvester, of 3, Portland St., Fareham, Hampshire, and the late Ellen Silvester. Buried in Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, II. H. 6.

TAYLOR

E

Pioneer 195949 and Second Army H.Q. Anti-Gas School, Royal Engineers. Died 06/04/1917. Buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, I. E. 9.

TAYLOR

Reginald E

Gunner 315289 1/1 Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 22 March 1918. Son of Richard and Ellen Taylor, Ivy Cottage, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Engalnd. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Flcheux G 26

TAYLOR

William Henry

Private 31603 6th Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Died 16/06/1917 Age 45. Son of Richard H. and Jane Taylor; husband of Annie Taylor, of 1, Norman Cottages, Cowplain, Cosham. Born at Cowplain, Cosham, England. Buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery Z. 544

TIDNAM

John William

Private 81888 2nd Bn. Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Son of Mrs. H. A. D. Tidnam, of 4, St. Thomas' Square, Newport, Isle of Wight, and the late Mr. W. S. Tidnam. Buried in Strand Military Cemetery, IX. I. 1.

Plaque in the church:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN WILLIAM TIDNAM
CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
AN ONLY SON OF
................
WHO WAS KILLED
AT PLOEGSTREET, BELGIUM,/
AUGUST 8TH, 1915, AGED 26./
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN"

VINEY

William Herbert

Able Seaman 189015 H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Died 31/05/1916 Age 36. Son of William and Elizabeth Viney, of Crown St., Portsmouth; husband of Kate Viney, of 7, South Rd., Buckland, Portsmouth, England. Awarded China Medal (1900). Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 14.

WADE

Albany

Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class 268910 H.M.S. "Irresistible" Royal Navy. Died 18/03/1915. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 8.

WAITE

G J

Private 3115 1st/6th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 22/03/1916 Age 33. Husband of C. J. Martin (formerly Waite), of Waterworks Cottage, Farlington, Havant, Hampshire. Buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, J. 9.

WEBB

Thomas Richard Henry

Second Lieutenant 14th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 01/08/1917 Age 23. Son of Lt. Cmmdr. H. W. Webb (R.N.) and Ada J. Webb, of the Warren, Drayton, Cosham, Hampshire. Buried in Peringhe New Military Cemetery, II. F. 21.

WILLIAMS

Geoffrey Hugh Coleman

Lieutenant H.M. Drifter "Catspaw" Royal Navy. Died 31/12/1919 Age 21. Son of Col. W. H. Williams, C.M.G., of Oaklands, Cosham, Hampshire. Buried in Kviberg Cemetery, 2. A. Coll. 1-12.

WILSON

Joseph William

Private 4/8765 2nd Bn. Durham Light Infantry. Died 16/09/1916 Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.

1939-1945

ANDERSON

Charles Reginald

Captain 99973 Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 11/12/1942 Age 47. Son of William Ferguson Anderson and Sarah Jean Anderson; husband of Doris Elizabeth Florence Anderson, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, Sec. M. Grave 157.

BRYANT

Nigel Thomas

Captain 93452 529 Coast Regt. Royal Artillery. Died 16/09/1942 Age 31. Son of Thomas and Lily Bryant; husband of Dorothy Laura Bryant, of East Cosham, Portsmouth, England. Buried in Farlington (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Plot 6. Row 4. Grave 19.

BUNN

Alfred John

Lieut-Commander H.M.S. Vernon Royal Navy. Died 31/08/1943 Age 59. Son of Walter and Jane Bunn, of Portsmouth; husband of Elizabeth Charlotte Bunn, of Drayton, Portsmouth, England. Buried in Farlington (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Plot 9. Row 2. Grave 4.

BURKE

Cuthbert Tobias

Chief Engine Room Artificer P/MX 55924 H.M.S. Grenville, Royal Navy. Died 19/01/1940 Age 50. Son of Tobias and Mary Burke; husband of Eleanor Ann Burke, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 41, Column 1.

COOKSON

David

Flight Lieutenant (Nav.) 50488 110 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12/07/1945 Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cookson; husband of Phyllis Ena Cookson, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar, B2. A. 1.

COWARDIN

William Lewis

Major 127358 Royal Army Medical Corp. Died 03/08/1946 Age 60. Son of Thomas and M. R. Cowardin; husband of Edith Cowardin, of Southsea. L.R.C.P. (Lond.), M.R.C.S. Farlington (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Plot 8. Row 7. Grave 4.

COPSEY

Donald

Sub-Lieutenant (A) H.M.S. Daedalus, Royal Navy. Died 13/11/1939. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Copsey, of Farlington, Hampshire, London. Buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard, Wilshire, United Kingdom.

CHINNECK

Bernand James Steele

Private 5505353 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 03/12/1942 Age 26. Son of James and Beatrice Lydia Chinneck; husband of Gwendolen Chinneck, of Farlington, Cosham, Hampshire. L.A.I. Buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia, I. C. 13.

CRANE

Leonard Francis

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class P/MX 73949, H.M.S. Victory II, Royal Navy. Died 01/10/1946 Age 21. Son of Lieut.-Comdr. E N. Crane, formerly R.N., and Margaret Crane, of Farlington, Portsmouth, England. Buried in Farlington (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

CULLINANE

No further information currently

DONALD

Frederick

Corporal 864001 933 Balloon Sqdn. Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force). Died 16/11/1944 Age 33. Son of Bertie Henry and Mabel Isabella Donald, of Portsmouth; husband of Brenda Madeline Donald, of North End, Portsmouth, England. Buried Farlington (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Plot 8. Row 2. Grave 16.

DONOHUE

John Richard Charles

Flying Officer (Nav.) 178567 635 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14/02/1945 Age 21. D F C. Son of Charles B. Donohue and Eva E. Donohue, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany, Coll. grave 9. A. 18-23.

FERRIS

William Arnold

Warrant Engineer H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Navy. Died 05/04/1942 Age 32. Son of David and Jane Elizabeth Ferris; husband of Cicely H. Ferris, of Farlington, Hampshire. Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 63, Column 1.

GOVIER

Frank Deveril

Able Seaman P/JX 138828 H.M. Submarine Narwhal, Royal Navy. Died 01/08/1940. Son of George James and Mary Evelina Govier; husband of Doris Maud Govier, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 38, Column 3.

GREEN

Arthur

Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) 1851219 156 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13/08/1944 Age 29. Son of Robert and Kate Green; husband of Constance Irene Green, of Farlington, Portsmouth, England. Buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 1. D. 11.

GREENHILL

Arthur Clifford

Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy. Died 15/03/1945 Age 63. Son of Joseph and Louisa Greenhill; husband of Mabel Greenhill, of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England. Buried in Farlington (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Plot 8. Row 3. Grave 15.

HARRIS

Elgar Frederick

Lance Corporal 1883465 Royal Engineers. Died 24/11/1942 Age 26. Son of David E. Harris, and of Lilian S. Harris, of Farlington, Portsmouth, England. Commemorated at Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia, Face 10.

HOPPING

George Alfred Gerald

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class D/MX 57473 H.M.S. Gloucester, Royal Navy. Died 22/05/1941 Age 24. Son of Paymaster Lieut. P. G. Hopping, R.N., and D. M. M. Hopping, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, United Kingdom, Panel 51, Column 1.

JEFFERY

Albert Henry

Leading Stoker P/K 64360 H.M.S. Grenville, Royal Navy. Died 19/01/1940 Age 38. Son of Walter Henry and Alice Jeffery; husband of Rosetta Josephine Jeffery, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 41, Column 3.

KITE

Edward John

Pilot II 568320 11 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 30/05/1947 Age 27. Son of Archibald Douglas and Lillian Louisa Kite, of Farlington, Portsmouth, England. Buried in Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan Brit. Sec. R. D. 3.

NEEDHAM

Albert Edward

Gunner 3126491 Royal Artillery. Died 16/02/1944. Husband of M. H. Needham, of Farlington, Portsmouth, England. Buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham, Essex, United Kingdom, Square 9. Coll. grave 8008.

NEWTON

Frederick William

Flying Officer (Pilot) 129719 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10/04/1944 Age 22. Son of Edward Frederick Beresford Newton and Dorothy Rosina Jenny Newton, of Portsmouth; husband of Beryl Edna Newton, of East Cosham, Portsmouth, England. Buried in Farlington (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Plot 8. Row 1 Grave 12.

PAXTON, MC, MiD.

George Archibald Mackay

Lieutenant Colonel 8189 Essex Regiment. Died 14/12/1945 Age 52. Son of Archibald Francis Pinkney Paxton, and of Lucy Paxton; husband of Frances Mackay Paxton, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany, 14. B. 19.

PEEL

Jack

Sergeant PO/X 288 H.M.S. Suffolk Royal Marines. Died 15/09/1942 Age 30. Son of James and Amy Peel, of Portsmouth; husband of Mary Eileen Peel, of East Cosham, Portsmouth, England. Buried in Farlington (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Plot 6. Row 4. Grave 18.

RABBITTS

Tom Damas Seller

Pilot Officer (Nav./W.Op.) 185410, 235 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16/12/1944 Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. W. Rabbitts, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Buried in Sola Churchyard, Norway, British Plot. B. 1.

SAIT

Henry John

Petty Officer Supply P/MX 49720 H.M.S. Exmouth, Royal Navy. Died 21/01/1940 Age 25. Son of Henry James Sait and Ellen Mary Sait; husband of Phyllis Lucy Sait, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Commemorated in Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 43, Column 1.

SPITTLE

Edward Thomas

Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class P/MX 47342 H.M. Submarine Union, Royal Navy. Died 22/07/1941 Age 28. D S M. Son of Lieut. Comdr. Edward A. Spittle, M.B.E., R.N., and Mrs. A. E. Spittle, of Farlington, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 53, Column 3.

WYATT

Frederick Charles Walter

Leading Cook P/MX 47464 H.M.S. Godetia, Royal Navy. Died 06/09/1940 Age 30. Son of Charles Walter and Elizabeth A. Wyatt, of Farlington, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Buried in Farlington (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Plot 2. Row 3. Grave 27.

WOODCOCK

Ernest Henry

Lieutenant H.M.S.Seaborn Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 21/11/1944 Age 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Woodcock, of Saskatoon; husband of Miriam Eleanor Woodcock, of Farlington, Portsmouth, England. Buried in Saskatoon (Woodlawn) Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada, Block J. Lot 58. Grave 12066.

WEBB

Peter Cowdery

Lieutenant H.M.S. Matabele, Royal Navy. Died 17/01/1942 Age 31. Son of George and Ethel Maud Webb; husband of Eileen Mary Webb, of Farlington, Hampshire. Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, United Kingdom, Panel 62, Column 3.

WEBSTER

Henry Norris

Captain 93489 Royal Engineers. Died 03/05/1941 Age 44. Son of Alfred and Fanny Webster; husband of Mary Louisa Webster, of Drayton, Portsmouth, England. Buried in Farlington (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Plot 2. Grave 399.

Plaque in the church but not on the memorial

HODGSON

Christopher Anthony Rowlandson

Captain, 3rd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action at Fleurbaix, France, 18th December 1914. Aged 41.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY ROWLANDSON HODGSON
CAPTAIN 3RD BATT. ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT.
KILLED IN ACTION AT FLEURBAIX, FRANCE.
18TH DEC. 1914 AGED 41.
ERECTED BY HIS WIFE, BROTHER AND SISTERS.
SEMPER CONSTANS.

Extract from THE BOND OF SACRIFICE VOLUME 1 published by Naval & Military Press, page 189:

CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER ANTONY ROWLANDSON HODGSON, 3rd BATTN. THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT., was the son of Arthur Pemberton Hodgson, I.C.S., and was born in 1873. He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford.

He joined the 3rd Battalion (then the 5th) Warwickshire Regiment in December, 1899, being promoted Lieuten ant in July, 1900, and becoming Captain in March, 1001. During his service he qualified at the School of Musketry, obtained a certificate in A.S.C. duties, and was attached to the Regular Forces, obtaining a satisfactory report for the rank of Field Officer.

In the South African War Captain Hodgson served with the Remount Department before 1901. After being invalided home he returned there in the same year with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, remaining till 1902. For his services he received the Queen's medal with four clasps. In the Great War he was with a Regular battalion when killed on the 18th December, 1914, near Fleurbaix (district of Armentières).

The following account of his death was given by an officer who was near him at the time : "He went out in front of everyone, with a wire-cutter in each hand, and cut away through that zone of hell that lies between the two lines of trenches. He was not killed until he had got right up to the German trench, but his work was done, and the way was clear. So far as I can hear, he never said anything—he just went and did it, though he knew full well that nothing could save him, and that he would be dead in ten minutes. His name deserves to be written for ever on the Roll of Heroes."

Captain Hodgson married, in 1913, Miss "Alec" Hely, daughter of C. Wisdom Hely, Esq., of Dublin. He left no family.

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