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KINGS SOMBORNE WAR MEMORIAL

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

The King's Somborne War memorial stands beside the road on the village green. It is made from sandstone and takes the form of a a thick, chunky cross mounted on a plinth which has a lip to it under which is the supporting plinth. There are three steps leading up to the memorial. Architect was Sir Edward Luytens. See Paul Goodwin's UK Memorial web site for more photographs.
Photograph Copyright © Paul Goodwin

TO THE
GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THE MEN
OF
KINGS SOMBORNE

MCM   MCM
XIV XIX
MCM   MCM
XXXIX   XIV

1914-1918

BROWNING Reuben [Harold]

Pioneer 33383, 11th Battalion (Service), Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28th March 1918. Born and resident Kings Somborne, enlisted Andover. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot VII. Row L. Grave 25.

BURTON Charles

No further information currently available

DALTON Ernest

Private 9951, 1st Battalion, ROyal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 23rd August 1914. Aged 27. Born and resident Winchester, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Son of Tom and Ellen Dalton, of The Cross, King's Somborne, Winchester, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

DOWLING George

probably George DOWLING, Private 8309, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 28th April 1915. Aged 22. Born and resident East Tyherley, enlisted Romsey. Son of Charles and Mary Jane Dowling, of Bentley, Mottisfont, Romsey, Hants. No known grave Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

GARDINER Percy [Henry]

Stoker 2nd Class K/22103, H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 1st November 1914. Aged 20. Son of George and Eliza Ann Gardiner, of Muss Lane, King's Somborne, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panle 5.

Note: HMS Good Hope was a 14,100-ton Drake-class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy; she was originally planned to be named Africa, but was renamed before she was launched. Laid down on 11th September 1899 and launched on 21st February 1901. She was sunk along with HMS Monmouth by the German armoured cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau under Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee with the loss of her entire complement of 900 hands in the Battle of Coronel, on 1st November 1914, off the Chilean coast.

HATCHER Frank W

Private 55147, 194th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 14th April 1917. Aged 27. Born King's Somborne, enlisted Andover, resident Longparish. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Hatcher, of Romsey Rd, King's Somborne, Winchester. Formerly 25988, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row K. Grave 27.

HAYWARD William A

Lance Sergeant 7746, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd December 1917. Born Kings Somborne, enlisted Winchester, resident Stockbridge. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7.

HENLEY Frank

Private 23141, 11th (Pioneer) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Winchester, resident King's Somborne. Son of Mrs. Walter Henley, of Tarrant's Villas, King's Somborne, Winchester. Buried in STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 6.

HOUSE Frederick Thomas

Private 66499, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 1st Jovember 1918. Born Kings Sombrone, enlisted Salsibury. Formerly 018811, Army Ordnance Corps. Buried in FAMARS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Grave 30.

HOUSE Harold

Private 45060, 8th Battalion, Pr9incess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 7th July 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Kings Sombrone, enlisted Winchester. Son of Stephen and Jane House, of King's Somborne, Hampshire. Formerly 83251, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HALLOY-LES-PERNOIS, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 19.

HOWELL Frederick (Fred)

Sergeant 7318, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Gallipoli 28th April 1915. Aged 29. Born King's Somborne, enlisted Winchester. Son of William and Betsy Howell, of 3, Cliff Cottages, Houghton, Stockbridge, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

LEGGATT Percy Charles

Private 22476, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20th August 1916. Aged 23. Born Stockbridge, enlisted Romsey, resident King's Somborne. Son of Elizabeth Leggatt. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 14A.

LETFORD William

probably William Edward LETFROD, Stoke 1st Class K/3739, H.M.S. Hogue, Royal Navy. Died 22nd September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 4.

LIVETT Alan [Edgar]

Lance Corporal 5537, 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry). Killed in action 1st April 1917. Enlisted Armoury House, residet King's Somborne. Buried in H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 18.

MOTT Frederick A

No further information currently available

POTTLE George William

Private 22310, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th September 1916. Aged 25. Born King's Somborne, enlisted Southampton.Son of Charles and Francis Ellen Pottle, of King's Somborne, Stockbridge, Hants. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section R. Grave 33.

RUMBOLD Edward [Charles]

Petty officer Stoker 283981, H.M.S. Fortune, Royal Navy. Died 1st June 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 16.

SUTTON William

Rifleman B/2110, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident King's Somborne, enlisted Winchester. Son of Mrs. Rose Sutton, of Muss Lane, King's Somborne, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50.

WESTON William C

possibly Private 36738, 8th (Service) Battalion, GHloucetsershire Regiment. Died 18th April 1918. Enlisted Andover. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.

WOODRUFF Joseph William Thomas

Private 21489, 88th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 19th October 1916. Aged 24. Born Plymouth, enlisted WInchester. Son of Eva Woodruff, of Muss Lane, King's Somborne, Winchester, and the late Clr. Serjt. J. S. Woodruff. Formerly 18581, Hampshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

WHATLEY Arthur W

No further information currently available

1939 - 1945
HORSTED Walter James

Petty Officer P/JX 136917, H.SM.S. Stronghold, Royal Navy. Died 2nd March 1942. Aged 25. Son of Alfred George and Rose Mary Horsted. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 62, Column 2.

Note: HMS Stronghold was an Admiralty S Class Destroyer (Pennant H 50). She was built by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland), ordered June 1917, laid down March 1918, launched 6th May 1919 and commissioned 2nd July 1919. On 2nd March 1942 a Japanese task group consisting of the heavy cruiser Maya and the destroyers Arashi and Nowaki, belonging to a Japanese carrier force operating south of Java, discovered and sank HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr. G.R. Pretor-Pinney, R.N.), fleeing from Tjilatjap to Australia. Stronghold sank at 18:58 hours at position 12.20S, 112.0E. About fifty survivors were picked up by the small Dutch merchant Bintoehan that later transferred them to Maya.

HUNT Edmund

No further information currently available

MORGAN Charles William

A9ircraftman 2nd Class 1600053, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27th August 1942. Aged 19. Son of Charles Burnett Morgan and Mary Louisa Morgan, of King's Somborne. Buried in KING'S SOMBORNE NEW CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot D.26. Grave 452.

PHILPOTT George Frederick

Private 5500360, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 6th June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Frederick and Florance Philpott; husband of Elizabeth Jane Philpott, of Mottisfont, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 15, Column 2.

STEEL Alexander John

Lance Corporal 6096045, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died between 23rd and 24th October 1943. Aged 28. Son of Francis J. Steele and Susan M. Steele. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 5.

WHEELWRIGHT [Arthur] Graham

Major 140301, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 19th January 1945. Aged 30. Son of Arthur Graham Wheelwright and Sarah Harriet Wheelwright; husband of Noel Betty Wheelwright, of Ashley, Hampshire. Buried in BRUGGE GENERAL CEMETERY, Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 63. Row 2. Grave 3.

THANKS BE TO GOD
WHO GIVETH US
THE VICTORY

Last updated 8 July, 2006

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