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ITCHEN ABBAS WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The Itchen Abbas War memorial stands in the grounds of St. John the Baptist Church, Itchen Abbas. It is a stone cross with a tapering shaft mounted on a square plinth. The wording of the inscription and names of those who fell are listed on sides of the shaft in black letters. The memorial is dedicated to one man with the names of the others following. It was uneviled on 11th March 1917 by local dingnitaries and clergymen. If would appear the single dedication in 1917 was to the one man dedicated and the other names followed later. See Paul Goodwin's UK Memorial web site for more photographs.

 

Photograph Copyright © Paul Goodwin

PRO DEO
PRO RECE
PRO PATRIA

TO CHRISTOPHER BYRON
SIMPSON
CAPTAIN ROYAL FUSILIERS
WHO FELL ON THE
FIELD OF HONOUR
IN FRANCE
IN THE
GREAT EUROPEAN WAR
OCTOBER 7TH 1916
AGED 22
THIS CROSS
IS
DEDICATED.

AND IN
REMEMBRANCE
OF THOSE OTHERS OF THIS
PARISH WHO ALSO
MADE THE
GREAT SACRIFICE

SIMPSON Christopher Byron

Captain, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action on the Somme 7th October 1916. Aged 22. Son of J. Beatrice Simpson, of Barn Close, Itchen Abbas, Winchester, and the late Byron R. Simpson. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

BALLINGER C

No further information currently available

BROWN F

No further information currently available

CHALK Edgar

Able Seaman J/6594, H.M.S. Partridge, Royal Navy. Died 12th December 1917. Aged 25. Son of H. L. Chalk, of Abbotstone Lodge, Alresford, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 24.

KERLEY Walter [Gordon]

Private 268391, 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born newton Valance, enlisted Winchester, resident Itchen Abbas. Formerly 24397, Somerset Light Infantry.

USHER Frederick [John]

Lance Corporal 29743, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1917. Born North Waltham, enlisted Ipswich, resident Itchen Abbas.

VOKES William [Walters]

Private 200901, 1st/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 27th September 1816. Enlisted Salsibury Plain, Wilthsire, resident Itchen Abbas.

LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER
SEE THAT THEIR NAMES ARE
NOT FORGOTTEN

THESE ALL DIED IN FAITH
NOT HAVING RECEIVED
THE PROMISES
BUT HAVING SEEM THEM
AFAR OFF
WHEREFORE GOD IS NOT
ASHAMED TO BE CALLED
THEIR GOD
FOR HE HATH PREPARED
FOR THEM A CITY

1939 - 1945

VAUGHAN R H

probably Ronald HArry VAUGHAN, Able Seaman P/JX 136539, H.M.S. Kashmir, Royal Navy. Died 23rd May 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 76, Columm 1.

PADDOCK S A

No further information currently available

PADDOCK Frederick Charles

Air Mechanic 1st Class FAA/FX. 82379, H.M.S. Avenger, Royal Navy. Died 15th November 1942. Aged 24. Son of Charles and Edith Paddock, of Itchen Abbas, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 3, Panel 6.

HILLIER, OBE A E

probably Arthur Edmonds HILLIER, Major 44067, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 21st October 1944. Aged 35. Husband of Evelyn Margaret Hillier, of Winchester. Buried in EINDHOVEN (WOENSEL) GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot KK. Grave 164.

WORLOCK Peter Walker John

Lieutenant 143707, South Staffordshire Regiment serving with 8th Battalion, Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Field Force. Died 30th October 1942. Aged 27. Son of Harford and Dora Worlock; husband of Joan M. Worlock, of Uitvlugt, British Guiana. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 12. Column 1.

FALCONER, DFC, AFC Donald Buchan

Wing Commander 87052, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th December 1944. Aged 28. Son of James Falconer, M.B.E., and of Gertrude Marion Falconer, of Concession, Southern Rhodesia. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot 17. Row E. Grave 9.

FALCONER, DFC Keith James

Flight Lieutenant (Observer) 84730, 214 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th September 1941. Aged 33. Son of James and Marion Falconer; husband of Freda Falconer, of St. Marylebone, London. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 4. Row A. Grave 10.

O'NEILL William Patrick Hermon

Flight Sergeant 1385976, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31st March 1944. Aged 21. Son of Sqdn. Ldr. William Hickley Lovell O'Neill, and of Elsie O'Neill, of Alresford, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 221.

WILLIAMS, DFC Edward Julian Ainslie

Flight Lieutenant 74346, 69 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th January 1942. Aged 23. Son of Frank Ainslie Williams and Annie Hilda Williams, of Itchen Abbas, Hampshire. Buried in MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta. Protestant Section (Officers'). Plot E. Collective grave 13.

Last updated 25 August, 2006

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