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FOUR MARKS WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Four Marks war memorials are to be found within the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lymington Bottom, Four Marks, Hampshire; the World War 1 mmeorial was held in the village hall until November 1992 when it was moved to ensure care could be taken of it at which time it was restored. The World War 1 memorial contains 13 names and takes the form of a nowy-headed board with raised centre section with carved inscription on it; there is a moulded cornice with carved foliate wreath style in the centre. The World War 2 memorial also contains 13 names and is in the form of a wooden board with moulded border, the wood was cracked at the base as one time. A disagreement arose over decision as to whether to record the names alphabetically or by rank.

TO THE MEN OF FOUR MARKS
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

BARNES

Walter

Private 21355 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 04/08/1917 Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Barnes, of Swelling Hill, Ropley, Winchester. Commemorated at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, II. C. 6. Also see Ropley Memorial.

BLUETT

Norman Rupert

Private 22510 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 01/08/1917 Age 26. Son of Lionel Rupert Bluett, of Homestead Farm, Galley Hill, Selborne, Alton, Hants., and the late Harriet Bluett. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 35. Also see Ropley Memorial.

EASTMENT

William

Sapper 504242 11th Field Coy. Canadian Engineers. Died on 27/10/1916 Age 25. Son of Richard Samuel Eastment and Maria Eastment, of Oak Cottage, Four Marks, Alton, Hampshire. Commemorated at Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Also see Ropley Memorial.

EDNEY

James Highfield

Petty Officer 113286 (Dev.) 1st Class H.M.S. "Laurentic" Royal Navy, Died on 25/01/1917 Age 52. Son of Henry Edney, of Amble, Northumberland; husband of Henrietta Edney, of Highfield, Four Marks, Alton, Hampshire. Commemorated at Upper Fahan (St. Mura’s) Church of Ireland Churchyard, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Also see Ropley Memorial.

HARRIS

Ernest Beach

Petty Officer 113286 (Dev.) 1st Class H.M.S. "Laurentic" Royal Navy, Died on 25/01/1917 Age 52. Son of Henry Edney, of Amble, Northumberland; husband of Henrietta Edney, of Highfield, Four Marks, Alton, Hampshire. Commemorated at Upper Fahan (St. Mura’s) Church of Ireland Churchyard, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Also see Ropley Memorial

LENNY

Lancelot Arthur

Lieutenant 5th Bn. and also attd. 9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, East Lancashire Regiment. Died on 20/12/1917 Age 21. Son of George and Annie H Lenny, of Ceddwell, Ewshott, Hampshire. Commemorated at Karasouli Military Cemetery, E. 1104.

NASH

Manfred Victor Johnstone

Second Lieutenant 1st/10th Bn. London Regiment. Died on 02/11/1917 Age 36. Son of Ann Nash, of 14, Eton Avenue, Hampstead, London, and the late Frederick Nash. Educated at Exeter College, Oxford. (M.A.). Born in London. Commemorated at Gaza War Cemetery, Isreal, XIV. D. 4. See Ropley Memorial.

OVENDEN

Gordon E J

Private 266231 2nd/6th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. Died on 01/11/1918 Age unknown. Commemorated at Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan. See Ropley Memorial.

PETTS

Alfred

Chief Stoker 291299 H.M.S. "Savage" Royal Navy. Died on 03/05/1915 Age 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Passingham, of South St., Ropley, Hants; husband of Lottie Potter (formerly Passingham), of 124, Dalling Rd., Hammersmith, London. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Memorial 8. Also see Ropley Memorial.

ROBINSON

Frederick George

Sapper 50144 37th Signal Coy, Royal Engineers. Died on 20/02/1917 Age 21. Son of Arthur Frederick and Agnes Robinson, of Four Marks, Alton. Born at Farringdon, nr. Alton, Hampshire. Commemorated at Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension I, Pas de Calais, France, F. 54.

SIMPSON

Ernest A.

Private 33248 14th Bn., Hampshire Regiment. Died on 09/08/1917 Age unknown. Commemorated at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, XXII. O. 9A. See Ropley Memorial.

STRICKLAND

Herbert Slade

Sub-Lieutenant Hawke Bn. R.N. Div. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on 03/09/1918 Age unknown. Commemorated at Vis-En-Artois Memorial Panel 1 and 2.

TOMLINSON

John Douglas

Private 2753 48th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.. Died on 09/06/1917 Age 30. Son of John Joseph and Sarah Tomlinson, of Laurel Cottage, Ropley, Hampshire. Commemorated at Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, VI. D. 3. See Ropley Memorial

LEST WE FORGET

1939-1945
IN HONURED AND
GRATEFUL MEMORY OF

APPLETON

William John

Private 6468945 1/6th Bn. The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died on 25/10/1942 Age 25. Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Appleton; husband of Norah Kathleen Appleton, of Edgware, Middlesex. Commemorated at El Alamein War Cemetery XXV. G. 1.

CANN

Alfred Howard

Sub-Lieutenant (A) 815 Sqdn. H.M.S. Grebe, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on 25/07/1941 Age 22. Commemorated at Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Bay 2, Panel 6.

CHARLTON-JONES

Cecil

Wing Commander (Pilot) 33108 149 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died on 29/08/1942 Age 28. Son of Gordon and Dorothy Charlton-Jones; husband of Molly Charlton-Jones. Commemorated at Durnbach War Cemetery, Coll. grave 2. D. 20-22.

CORNICK

Walter Jack

Corporal 5500553 2/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 10/05/1944 Age 24. Son of William George Frank and Elsie Evelyn Cornick; husband of Rose Alice Freda Cornick, of Four Marks, Hampshire. Commemorated at Cassino War Cemetery VIII. E. 19.

COURT

Edgar William Peter

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 40993 487 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force. Died on 09/10/1943 Age 28. Son of Edgar Maurice and Leah Adlam Court, of Ropley, Hampshire. Commemorated at Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium, IVa. B. 15. See also Ropley Memorial.

COX

Stanley

Steward's Boy S.S. Somme (London) Merchant Navy. Died on 16/02/1942 Age 16. Son of Edwin James Cox and Annie Cox, of Four Marks, Hampshire. Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99.

HEATH

Kenneth Wilfred

Corporal 5500685 2/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment . Died on 12/05/1944 Age 23. Son of Goodwin and Emily Heath, of Alton, Hampshire. Commemorated at Cassino Memorial Panel 7. Also on East Tisted memorial

HORLOCK

John Charles

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 134123 272 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 09/12/1944 Age 28. Son of Benjamin Withers Horlock and Minnie Horlock, of Fourmarks, Hampshire. Commemorated at Udine War Cemetery, Italy, II. F. 13. See also Ropley Memorial.

KELLIE

John Edward

Gunner 11426433 82 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery. 24/05/1945 Age 43. Son of John Edward and Susan Kellie, of Winchester; husband of E. L. Kellie, of Four Marks. Commemorated Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery, Row F. 1. Grave 111.

KINSMAN

Howard

Private 5500321 2/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 24/06/1944 Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kinsman; husband of Marjorie Ivy Kinsman, of Four Marks, Hampshire. Commemorated at Bolsena War Cemetery I, B, 14.

OATES

Arthur Thomas

Staff Serjeant 7607954, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died between 02/03/1943 and 03/03/1943 Age 28. Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Singapore, Column 107. See also Ropely Memorial.

ROBBINS

Mervyn

Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 525470 H.M.S. Laforey Royal Navy. Died on 30/03/1944 Age 18. Son of Reginald G. and Laura L. Robbins, of Medstead, Hampshire. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 86, Column 2.

TAYLOR

John K.

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1850210 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 27/01/1943 Age 18. Son of Gideon K. Taylor and Agnes Y. Taylor, of Four Marks, Hampshire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E. Grave 182. Cemetery: Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery Sec. E. Grave 182.

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
" WE WILL REMEMBER THEM."

Last updated 17 January, 2009

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