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HIGHFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © www.highfieldhistory.co.uk 2010

The Highfield War memorial is to be found in the grounds of the parish church and takes the form of a wheel cross mounted on a two level, octagonal, plinth with a three stepped base. The inscription is carved on six sides of the plinth. There are 86 names for World War 1 and none for World War 2. Some of the names have become illegible and some of the entries here are best guesses or assumptions. The lists provided for Highfield School and the names listed on the Southampton Cenotaph have been used to cross reference details and ensure that most entries are correct. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour.

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN
FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

AITKIN B Y
probably Blair AITKEN, Private 14928, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Reigment. Died in United Kingdom 16 February 1915. Born Freemantle, Hampshire, enlisted Southampton. Buried in BALLYGLASS CEMETERY, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 4.
ANDERSON William
No further information currently available
ANDERSON William Christian
Colonel, 79th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 28 June 1917. Aged 59. Son of William Christian Anderson and Wilhelmina Harriett Gordon Anderson; husband of the late Mary Anderson, of 36, Khartoum Rd., Southampton. Re-joined on outbreak of war. Served in the Zulu (1879) and Egyptian (1885) Campaigns. Born at Southampton. Buried in CADDER CEMETERY, Lanarkshire. Grave 2895.
ANDREW George Arthur
Corporal 1896, 1/5th (Territorial) battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in India 29 May 1915. Aged 29. Born Shirley, Hampshire, enlisted Southampton. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Andrews; husband of Norah Kathleen Andrews, of 46, Westwood Rd., Southampton. Buried in Benares Cantonment Cemetery, India and commemorated on MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, CHENNAI, India. Face 16.

Note: The MADRAS 1914-1918 MEMORIAL is situated at the rear of the cemetery. It bears the names of more than 1,000 servicemen who died during the First World War who lie in many civil and cantonment cemeteries in various parts of India where it is not possible to maintain their graves in perpetuity.

ANSELL George H
probably George Henry ANSELL, Private 33412, 3rd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in united Kingdom 5 March 1917. Born freshwater, isle of Wight, enlisted Bournemouth. Buried in WIMBORNE ROAD CEMETERY, BOURNEMOUTH, Hampshire. Grave reference A. 4. 77 N. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
AXTELL Henry
Gunner 138374, 5th Siege Battery, Royal garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 21 May 1918. Aged 42. Enlisted Southampton. Husband of Alice Mary Axtell, of Burgess St., Bassett, Southampton. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 32.
BAKER Frederick Charles
Private 535577, "B" Company, 2/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 31 October 1917. Aged 33. Born Southampton, enlisted Hereford. Son of Charles and Mary Baker, of Southampton; husband of Lily Mary Baker, of Hereford and 7, Khartoum Rd., Highfield, Southampton. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section N. Grave 35.

Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, part 3, page 13:

BAKER, FREDERICK CHARLES, Private, No. 535577, 15th Battn. (Civil Service Rifles) The London Regt. (T.F.), s. of Charles Baker, of Oxford Street, Southampton, by his wife, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of George Gerard b. Southampton, 25 Jan. 1884; educ. Taunton's School there; was a Seedsman; joined the Civil Service Rifles 4 May, 1917; served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Farce in Palestine from 10 Sept. 1917, and was killed in action at Beersheba 31 Oct. following. Buried in Wadi Halgon Military Cemetery, Yahia. Lieut. F. Lewis wrote: "He was in the leading line of the company, and was hit by a machine-gun bullet during the advance, and it might help you to know that he never knew pain. He was a soldier and died a soldier, and his death is felt very much by every one in the company." He m. at Southampton, 18 July, 1911, Lily Mary (7, Khartoum Road, Highfleld, Southampton), dau. of David Whitfield, and had a dau., Marjorie Isabel, b. 31 July, 1912.

BARLING Alfred
Gunner 674, Natal Siege Battery, 74th brigade, South African Heavy Artillery. Died 19 September 1916. Aged 37. Son of John Aldridge Barling and Louisa Martha Barling, of Southampton. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row A. Grave 1.
BELL Reginald Victor James
Private 8622, "B" Squadron, 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 24 May 1915. Aged 18. Born and resident Southampton, enlisted Winchester. Son of Thomas and Charlotte Anne Bell, of 3, Chaplin St., Highfield, Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.
BENHAM N
probably Harry Benham, Driver 123869, 433rd Company, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at sea 26 February 1918. Born and enlisted Southampton. Buried at sea and commemorated on HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire.
BEST A G
There is only one A G BEST who died on both the CWGC and SDGW, probably, Alfred George BEST, private 31557, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 15 April 1917. Boern Bournemouth, enlisted Winchester, resident Chrisdt Church, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.
BOWYER William Reginald Seymour
[Spelt BOWVER on SDGW] Private 203446, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 2 April 1918. Born and enlisted Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 56 and 57.
BOYES William Henry
Lance Corporal 20324, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Aged 41. Born Fair Oak, Hampshire, enlisted Winchester, resident Highfield. Son of William Boyes, of Southampton; husband of Louisa Boyes, of 82, Graham Rd, Southampton. Buried in THIEPVAL ANGLO-FRENCH CEMETERY, AUTHUILE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 10.

Extract from the National Roll of the Great War - Southampton section:

BOYES, W. H., L/Corporal, 1st Hampshire Regt.

He volunteered in June 1915 and was shortly afterwards drafted to France. After taking part in many important engagements in this theatre of war, he was killed at Ypres on October 23rd 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
31, High Crown Street, Highfield, Southampton.
X1099A.
BURT Frederick Charles
Private 10650, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Mudros 23 August 1915. Aged 21. Born Kidmore End, Berkshire, enlisted Southampton, resident Highfield. Son of Thomas and Louisa Burt, of Woodlands Cottage, Crescent Rd., Bassett, Southampton. Buried in EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY, Lemnos, Greece. Plot II. Row H. Grave 125. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour

Extract from the National Roll of the Great War - Southampton section:

BURT, F. C., L/Corporal, 10th Hampshire Regt.

Volunteering in September 1914 he was sent to the Dardanelles in the following June and took part in the heavy fighting. He was severely wounded in action on August 21st, 1915, and died two days later. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Newbury," Chamberlain Road, Highfield, Southampton.
X972B
BUSH Joseph Henry
Private 59337, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 10 August 1919. Aged 19. Son of Henry and Sophia Bush, of 9, Chaplin St., Highfield, Southampton. Buried in HOLLYBROOK CEMETERY, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire. Plot B. Row 4. Grave 143.
BUTLER Henry
Gunner 73437, 139th heavy Battery, Royal garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 5 April 1918. Aged 21. Born St. Denys, Southampton, enlisted Southampton. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Butler, of 48, High Crown St., Highfield, Southampton. Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 17. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
CAVILL Reginald
Private 49206, 80th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died in Salonika 26 September 1918. Born Freemantle, Hampshire, enlisted Southampton. Formerly Z/2279, Rifle Brigade. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section C. Grave 608.
CHAPPELL Charles Edward
[Spelt CHAPPEL on CWGC and SDGW] Private 22542, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Southampton. Son of Joseph William and Amelia Chappel, of "Malborough", 65, Highfield Crescent, Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
COLLINS N M
No further information currently available
COTTON W
probably William Frank COTTON, Private 16416, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 26 December 1915. Aged 19. Born All Saints, Hampshire, enlisted and resident Southampton. Son of Mr. H. W. Cotton, of 149, St. Mary's St., Southampton. Formerly 16455, Hussars. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 52.

Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, part 2, page 80:

COTTON, William F., Private, No. G/16416, 8th Battn. Royal Fusiliers, s. of William H. Cotton, of 149, St. Mary Street, Southampton; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds 26 Dec. 1915.

DACK or DARK W
either William George DARK, Private 263046, 1st Battalion, Monthmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Died of wounds 30 May 1917. Born St. Mary's, Southampton, enlisted Southampton. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 191.

or William Henry Herbert DACK, Private 3/3681, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 21. Born St. Michael's, Southampton, enlisted Southampton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dack, of 1, Wickham Court, Vyse Lane, French St., Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

Extract from the National Roll of the Great War - Southampton section:

DACK, W.H., Private, 1st Hampshire Regiment.

He volunteered in January 1915, and was later drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in many important engagements. He was in action at Ypres, Messines and the Vimy Ridge, and was killed on July 1st, 1916 at the commencement of the Somme Battle. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory medals.
11(?), Fives Court, French Street, Southampton.
2311B
DIBBEN George
Pioneer 321902, No. 1 Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born and enlisted Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10 and 13.
DOLING Arthur [Albert]
Private 44432, 20th Battalion, manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1918. Born Southampton, enlisted hitchin. Formerly 20834, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in POMMEREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 23.
DOLING W [H]
Staff Sergeant 18921, 30th Company, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 3 March 1919. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B. Row XX, Grave 6.
ELDRIDGE Fred
probably Frederick John ELDRIDGE, Driver 31809, "Y" Battery, 7th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 29 August 1918. Born and enlisted Southampton. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 12. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
ELLIOTT Frederick Sidney
Private 26329, 2/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died of wounds 16 March 1918. Aged 27. Born Gussage, Wiltshire, enlisted Southampton. Son of George and Annie Elizabeth Elliott, of 15, Highfield Lane, Highfield, Southampton. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXI. Row G. Grave 12.
FAWCUS, MC Walter
Captain, 19th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 37. Son of Arthur and Fanny Fawcus, of 50, Winn Rd., Southampton. Awarded the Military cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 16 to 18.
FLOOD William
Private T.F.292418, 3/10th (Territorial) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 27 July 917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Southampton. Son of David Henry and Emily Flood, of 4, Kent Terrace, Kent Rd., Portswood, Southampton; husband of M. F. Flood. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 18.
FUDGE Walter George
Private 43292, B Company, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1916 during the attack on Thiepval and Schwaben Redoubt (26-30 September 1916). Born, resident and enlisted Southampton. Formerly 10219, Hampshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

Extract from the National Roll of the Great War - Southampton section:

FUDGE, W. G., Private, 10th Hampshire Regiment and Bedfordshire Regiment.

He volunteered in September 1914, and in the following year was sent to Gallipoli, where he took part in much of the fighting. Later he was transferred to Egypt and thence to the Western front where, after serving through many important engagements, he was killed in action on September 27th, 1916. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.
Toll Bar, Hedge End, Hants.
X2224
GARDNER J S
No further information currently available
HARRISON G W
No further information currently available
HARTLEY Norman Curtis
Second Lieutenant, 19th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 20 January 1918. Aged 19. Son of Tom Curtis Hartley and Agnes Hartley, of 11, Cumberland Place, Southampton. Brother of Reginald (below). Born at Worcester. Educated at Bromsgrove School. Scholar of Worcester College, Oxford. Buried in NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 3.
HARTLEY Reginald
Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed 26 October 1915. Aged 24. Son of Tom Curtis Hartley and Agnes Hartley, of 11, Cumberland Place Southampton. Brother of Norman (above). Born at Totley, Derbyshire. Educated at Bromsgrove School and New College, Oxford. B.A. (1914). Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 5.
HEATH Louis [Edwin]
Private 31629, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 June 1917. Aged 33. Born Newbury, Berkshire, enlisted Southampton. Son of Edwin and Bessie Heath; husband of Beatrice Heath, of 35, Chaplin St., Highfield, Southampton. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row J. Grave 9.
HEATH R
No further information currently available
HENDIN, MC Harold Percival
Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 23. Son of Thomas and Eliza Hendin, of Burford House, Highfield Crescent, Southampton. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3 and 4.
HORLEY Edwin Ernest
Private 355831, 2/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1918. Born St. Mary's, Southampton, enlisted Southampton. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 12. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
HOSKYN F H
No further information currently available
HOWLE P
No further information currently available
JONES Edward Pitcairn
Second Lieutenant, 5th attached 9th Battalion, Rifle brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 13 May 1916. Aged 20. Son of Rear Admiral Edward Pitcairn Jones, C.B. and Rosalie, his wife, of 8, Oak Mount Avenue, Southampton. Buried in AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 19.
JONES George Robert
Scullion, H.M.H.S. "Asturias" (Belfast), Mercantile Marine. Lost at sea 21 March 1917. Aged 16. Son of George Robert Jones, of 12, Chaplin St., Highfield, Southampton, and the late Alice Elizabeth Jones. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
JORDAN John Archibald
Private 37256, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 39. Born and enlisted Southampton. Son of George Bryant Jordan and Kate Jordan, of Church Farm House, University Rd., Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 41.
KENNEDY, MC Charles Seccombe Craufurd
Captain, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) attached Royal Engineers. Killed 22 August 1916. Aged 24. Son of Col. Walter Craufurd Kennedy, Army Pay Dept. (retired) and Mary Beatrice Kennedy, of 49, University Rd., Southampton. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 12.

Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, part 2, page 190:

KENNEDY, CHARLES SECCOMBE CRAUFURD, M.C., Capt., 1st Battn. The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt.), attd. R.E., yst. s. of Col. Walter Cranford Kennedy, of Caradon, Church Lane, Southampton, late Army Pay Department and of the Royal Scots, by his wife, Mary Beatrice, eldest dau. of the late Major-General Frederick Close, R.A.; b. Latchford, co. Chester, 30 July, 1592; educ. Shirley House, Blackheath; Cranbrook, co. Kent, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Sherwood Foresters 20 Sept. 1911; promoted Lieut., 3 Oct. 1914, and Capt. 20 Sept. 1915; served in India from Sept. 1912, where he passed through the Signal School at Ahmednagar with distinction; returned to England with his Regiment on the outbreak of war, when he was given command of a signal section and attached to the Royal Engineers; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Nov. 1914; took part in the actions at Neuve Chapelle and at Aubers Ridge, where he was severely wounded in May, 1915, while engaged in signalling duties; returned to light duty after five months' convalescence, and, proceeding to France in April, 1916, was appointed Commandant of a signal school, and was accidentally killed there 22 Aug. following, while conducting experiments in explosives. Buried at Hazebrouck. He was twice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazettes, 22 June, 1915, and 1 Jan. 1916] by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French, for gallant and distinguished service in the field, and was awarded the Military Cross [London Gazette, 14 Jan. 1916]; unm.

LUNE G W
No further information currently available
LYLE Maurice Goldney
Airman 2nd Class 1253, 6th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died 10 December 1914. In the 1911 census he was working as a Grocer's Porter, born London circa 1894, resident with Cornelius Fudge, of 44, High Crown Street, Highfield, Southampton and in the 1901 census he was a visitor, aged 7, born London, residing with John Rolph of Elm Tree Cottage, Highfield Le, Portswood. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 26. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
LYNE Leonard George
Private 32372, 1st Battalion, prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 10 April 1917. Born Portswood, Hampshire, enlisted Winchester, resident Southampton. Formerly 26071, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 37.
LYNE Norman James
Corporal 478893, Royal Canadian Regiment. Died 9 April 1917. Born 5 February 1894 in Southampton. Son of Thomas Lyne, of 298 Portswood Road, Southampton. Teamster by trade. Unmarried. Passed fit 27 January 1916 and enlisted 31 January 1916 at Esquimalt, Canada. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 35½ inches, complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair light brown; relligion 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 5812 - 14
MANKELOW Albert George
Private 11315, "B" Company, 11th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 17 August 1917. Aged 27. Born tunbridge Wells, kent, enlisted Southamption, resident Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire. Son of Amy Mankelow, and the late Thomas Mankelow. Commemorated in SCHOLEMOOR CEMETERY, BRADFORD, Yorkshire. Screen Wall. III. C. 2084.

Note: Military hospitals were opened in Bradford in both wars and many of the 138 First World War burials in Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery were from the 1,200 bed Bradford War Hospital. The burials are scattered throughout the cemetery and two screen walls record the names of those casualties whose graves could not be marked individually, and a single Special Memorial stone commemorates 4 of the burials in the cemetery. The cemetery also contains 97 scattered burials of the Second World War. A Cross of Sacrifice faces the main entrance. Bradford Crematorium stands within this cemetery and a screen wall in the garden of rest commemorates two casualties of the First World War and 45 from the Second whose remains were cremated.

MILFORD Reginald James
Lance Corporal 519105, 129th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 31 August 1917. Aged 27. Born Exeter, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Southampton. Son of Sidney William and Fanny Milford, of "Kinross," Grosvenor Rd., Highfield, Southampton. In the 1911 census he was a Locomotive Fitter, aged 21, born Exeter, boarding with Ernest cooper of 21 Doncaster Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot III. Row M. Grave 8B.
MOLLINSON G
No further information currently available
MORRIS Charles
Private 10096, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 10 August 1915. Born St Luke's, Southampton, enlisted Southampton, resident Ipswich, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
MORROW, MM Horace Louis
Corporal 11165, 11th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 November 1917. Aged 24. Born Dublin, enlisted Southampton. Son of Mrs. Evangeline Morrow, of High View, South Benfleet, Essex. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ST. LEGER BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 7.
MULGRAVE Edward 'Teddy' C
Assistant Steward, S.S. "Normandy" (Southampton), Mercantile Marine. Lost at sea 25 January 1918. Aged 16. Born Southampton. Son of Mrs Louisa Mulgrave, of 214, Portswood Rd., Southampton. In the 1911 census he was resident with his uncle at 9 Brickfield Road, Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
NEWELL

George Edwin

[Listed locally as either E G NEWELL or George NEWELL] Coporal 38208, 175th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 7 August 1917. Born Shorton, Bland, Dorset, enlisted Southampton. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 33. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
NORTH Leonard
Private 27798, 13th Hussars. Died at sea 15 April 1917. Born and resident Southampton, enlisted Bristol. Buried at sea and commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

Extract from the National Roll of the Great War - Southampton section:

NORTH, L., Private, 13th Hussars.

Joining in April 1916 he was sent to Mesopotamia where he took part in numerous engagements. He rendered valuable service with his unit in this theatre of war, and whilst in action in April 1917, was killed. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
317, Portswood, Southampton.
X4698
PALMER William
Private 19679, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 10 August 1915. Born and resident Highfield, enlisted Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
PARDY Walter
Private 4933 [SDGW] or 241746 [CWGC], 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1916. Born Portswood, Hampshire, enlisted Southampton. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 9.
PARIS, MC & Bar Harold Graham
Major, 138th heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 6 October 1918. Aged 31. Son of Alexander and Emma Paris, of Southampton; husband of Helen Margery Paris, of Hillmorton, Parkstone, Dorset. Proceeded to France 19 August 1914, as Lieutenant, 35th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and Bar. Buried in HARGICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. plot I. Row J. Grave 1.
PEARCE Arthur
Lance Corporal 7856, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1914. Born and resident Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 22 and 23. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
PERSSE Edward Aubrey
Captain, "A" Battery, 47th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14 october 1918. Aged 37. Son of Col. Edward Persse (Madras Army), of 69, Westridge Rd., Southampton. Brother of Henry (below). Buried in POND FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section Q. Grave 1.
PERSSE, MC & Bar Henry [Wilfred]
Major, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 28 June 1918. Aged 32. Son of Col. and Mrs. Edward Persse, of 69, Westridge Rd., Southampton; husband of Majorie F. Persse, of 48, Westwood Rd., Southampton. Brother of Edward (above). Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and Bar. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 7.
PLOUGHMAN James Alfred
Private 425212, 49th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Died 16 September 1916. Aged 25. Born 7 May 1891 in Southampton. Son of James Appleby Ploughman and Annie Ploughman, of 353, Portswood Rd., Southampton. Farm hand by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 3 April 1915 at Brandon, Canada. Height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 36½ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black; religion Church of England. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XIII. Row Q. Grave 2. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7868 - 29
POPE Harry [Reginald]
Private 45200, 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in actiobn 27 May 1918. Aged 26. Born Southampton, enlisted Portsmouth. Son of Edward George and Rose Mary Augusta Pope, of 28, Gordon Avenue, Southampton. Formerly 8/310403, West Riding Regiment. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row D. Grave 13.
PORTER Frank
Private 204845, 15th (Service) (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 October 1918. Enlisted Winchester, resident Highfield. Husband of Mrs. B. Porter, of 21, Elsworth Rd., Hampstead, London. Buried in MOORSEELE MILITARY CEMETERY, Wevelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 16. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
PRINCE Percival William
Guardsman 28431, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Born and enlisted Southampton. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 5. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour

Extract from the National Roll of the Great War - Southampton section:

PRINCE, P.W., Private, Grenadier Guards.

Joining in December 1916 he was drafted to France, where he took part in many important engagments. In 1917, however, whilst in action at Arras, he was killed. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
St. Catherine's, Highfield Lane, Southampton.
X5234A
REDSTONE W R G N
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Note: William G. R. Redstone, born 1899, in 1901 living in Shirley (an adjacent district of Southampton very close to Highfield). Father William H. M. Redstone born 1855, Alton, dock porter. Mother Annie.

REYNOLDS William Arthur
Lance Corporal 5413, "B" Company, 2/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 October 1916. Aged 23. Born Portswood, Southampton, enlisted Southampton. Son of Alfred Arthur and Emily Reynolds, of 6, The Shrubberies, George Lane, South Woodford, Essex. Native of Plaistow, London. B.Sc. (Engineering), London. Formerly 1602, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. plot I. Row A. Grave 37.
RIDDELL F R
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RIDDELL R C
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SAUNDERS Frederick George K
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SELLERS Edward
Corporal of Horse 1051, Household Battalion, Household Cavalry. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born poole, enlisted London, resident Southampton. Formerly 1675, Royal Horse Guards. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
SMITH Stephen Snowdon Clarke
Private 291894, 7th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in Egypt 26 March 1917. Born Southampton, enlisted Birkenhead. Formerly 4575, Cheshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 20 to 22.
SQUIRE Alfred Gerald
Lance Corporal 34214, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 August 1918 (or shortly afterwards). Aged 20. Born Lyndhurst, enlisted Southampton. Son of Thomas and Ellen Squire, of 13, Salisbury Rd., Highfield, Southampton. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 17. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
SQUIRE William George
Private 241224, 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in mesopotamia 22 April 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Southampton. Son of Thomas and Ellen Squire, of 13, Salisbury Rd., Highfield, Southampton. Served in the office of Noble Grand Loyal, the Bassett Lodge of Independent Order of Oddfellows. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIII. Row F. Grave 11. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
TUCKER A S
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UNDERWOOD Edward James
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UNWIN Albert Arthur
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UNWIN N
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WARN Lancelot Rodney
Captain, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 4 February 1919. Born 18 June 1881 in Southampton. Next of kin C C A Warn. Broker by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 9 November 1914 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, aged 33. Height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 43 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair dark brown; religion Church of EnglandBuried in SOUTHAMPTON OLD CEMETERY, Southampton. Grave reference 49 G. 4. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10097 - 53
WEBB Sidney Howard James
Stoker 1st Class SS/109010, (RFR/PO/B/6966). H.M. Submarine "H3", Royal Navy. Died 15 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of James Samuel and Annie Webb, of 14, Highcrown St., Highfield, Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 20. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour
WEBB Walter Thomas
Private 11117, 11th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 March 1918. Aged 20. Born Bournemouth, enlisted Southampton, resident Highfield. Son of James and Teresa Webb, of 14, High Crown St., Highfield, Southampton. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 6. See also Highfield School Roll of Honour

Extract from the National Roll of the Great War - Southampton section:

WEBB, W.T., Private, 11th Hampshire Regiment.

He volunteered in September 1914, and was later drafted to the Western Front. He took part in many important engagements, including the Battles of Loos, the Somme, Givenchy, Arras, Messines and Cambrai, and was killed in action near Rheims on March 29th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
14, High Crown Street, Southampton.
6708B
WEBBER Cameron
Private 203763, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1917. Born and enlisted Southampton, resident St. Denys, Southampton. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 12.
WHARTON Guy Fitzgerald
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry attached 1st Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds suffered at the Second Battle of Ypres 9 May 1915. Aged 20. Son of John Henry Turner Wharton and Edith Wharton, of "Cherwell," Westwood Rd., Southampton. Educated at "Scaitcliffe," Charterhouse and Sandhurst. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 19. See also Charterhouse School War Memorial

 

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice - Volume 2 January to June 1915:

LIEUTENANT GUY FITZGERALD WHARTON, 2nd BATTN. DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY, attd. 1st BATTN. THE KING'S OWN (YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY), was born on the 5th August, 1894, and was the youngest son of Mr. J. H. T. and Mrs. Wharton, of Westwood Road, Southampton. Lieutenant Wharton was a member of a well-known w n military family, his paternal great – grandfather fought at Waterloo, and all the male members of his mother's family have been or are in one of the Services. One brother is a Lieutenant in the Navy, and another is serving in India.

He was educated at Scaitcliffe, Charterhouse, and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, from which he was gazetted to the 2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (formerly commanded by his uncle, Brigadier-General H. S. FitzGerald, C.B.) on the 8th August, 1914, and was promoted temporary Lieutenant in November, receiving the substantive rank to date from December, 1014. For active service in the Great War Lieutenant Wharton was attached to the 1st Battalion King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), and went with them to Flanders. He was wounded three tittles while showing extraordinary gallantry in going out of trenches to rally his men during a heavy attack at Verlorenhoek, north-east of Ypres, during the second battle of Ypres on the morning of the 8th May, 1915. He was taken to the Convent of Brandhoek, on the Ypres-Poperinghe road, where he died on the following day, and was buried in the meadow adjoining the Convent.

Lieutenant Wharton was keen on all forms of sport; he was a good rider, and on occasions represented Charterhouse in the cricket and football field. The Regimental accounts all speak of his popularity and his cheerfulness under trying conditions, and say that he met his death doing a very gallant action. His Adjutant adds: “He was a splendid soldier, loved by the men and mourned by them all.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GUY FITZGERALD WHARTON
LIEUTENANT 2ND BATTN DURHAM
LIGHT INFANTRY. WHO DIED ON 9TH MAY 1915.
OF WOUNDS AT 2ND BATTLE OF YPRES, AGED 20.

WILDE Francis Edgar
Lance Sergeant 42398, "D" Company, 1/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 27 March 1918. Aged 38. Born Pitsmore, enlisted Sheffield. Son of the late George and Sarah Ann Wilde. In the 1911 census he was a visitor, Assistant Master at Secondary School, aged 31, born Sheffield, residing with Harold Aubrey Wilde at Rosyth, Welbeck Avenue, Highfield, Southampton. Formerly 1289, York and Lancaster Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 68 to 72.
YOUNG C
either Charles Edward or Christopher YOUNG. No further information currently available
YOUNG L
Lieutenant, 25th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 4 October 1918. Aged 19. Son of Laura Young, of "Cashbrook," 4, Richmond Gardens, Highfield, Southampton, and the late Christopher Young. Buried in CAMBRAI EAST MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 4.
Plaques in the church
CHAVE Owen Cecil
Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Aged 29. Shot down over Belgium 14 February 1943. Aged 29. Son of Sir Benjamin Chave, KBE and Lady Chave of Highfield, Southampton. Husband of Mrs Joan Chave. Buried in Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium. See also Eartham, Great Ballard School Roll of Honour.

RAF
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OWEN CECIL CHAVE
FLIGHT-LIEUT R.A.F.V.R. BOMBER COMMAND
KILLED IN ACTION 14TH FEBRUARY 1943
AGED 29 YEARS

"HELP ME MY STRAIGHT TRUE COURSE TO STEER
THROUGH THE DARK LABRYNTHS OF FEAR"

NESHAM Thomas Peere William
Lieutenant, 39th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, Killed in action at Tweebosch 7 March 1902. Aged 21. Only son of Admiral T.P.W. Nesham and his wife Constance. Born 2 May 1880. Educated Haileybury, Hertfordshire. Buried at Ottosdal. Also listed on Royal Artillery Memorial, London and Haileybury School, Hertfordshire.

A.M.D.6 IN PIAM MEMORIAM

KILLED WHILE GALLANTLY SERVING HIS GUNS
AT TWEEBOSCH 7TH MARCH 1902

NO MORE THEY NEED SHIELD OR SWORD
THEY CAST THEM DOWN BEFORE THEIR LORD
O HAPPY SAINTS FOREVER BLEST
AT JESUS FEET HOW SATE YOUR REST
A TRIBUTE TO A DEVOTED SON

Extract from The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner, published by Naval and Military Press:

Nesham.—Lieut. Thomas Peere William Nesham, 38th Battery Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action between Tweebosch and Palmietkuil, March 7th, 1902. He was born in May, 1880, educated at Haileybury, and entered the Royal Artillery Dec., 1898, being promoted lieut. Feb., 1901. At Tweebosch the section of the 38th Battery found itself unprotected, but the detachment continued to serve the guns until every man, except Lieut. Nesham, was killed or wounded. He was then summoned to surrender, and on refusing to do so was shot down. He was mentioned in the despatch of Lieut.-Gen. Lord Methuen from Klerksdorp, March 13th, who reported: “I would also call attention to the gallant manner in which Lieuts. Nesham and Venning, Royal Field Artillery, stuck to their guns." Lieut. Nesham was also mentioned in the despatch of Gen. Lord Kitchener from Pretoria, April 8th, 1902.

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