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LANGRISH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons 2007

The Langrish war memorial is to be found on the south wall of St John’s church, Langrish, and takes the form of inverted t-shaped tablet with names at the top in gold relief and dedication at the base. The names are supported by two figures. Below the tablet a plain board with moulded border for the ww2 names has been placed. The supporting figures are of an infantryman on the left and of a sailor on the right, both standing in mourning pose. Above the dedication is a wreath with crossed union flag and white ensign behind it. Foliate bosses frame the names and below the names are bosses of the Tudor rose, thistle and shamrock.There are 14 names for World War 1 and 5 for World War 2. The memorial itself was first unveiled and dedicated on 5th November 1921. There is one Victoria Cross winner named on the board.

TO THE EVERLASTING HONOUR OF THOSE WHO DIED
FOR US THE BRAVE SONS OF LANGRISH WHO FELL FOR
ENGLAND DURING THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 TO 1918
AND WE LOOK FOR THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
AND THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN
LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"

BAGG

Leonard

Private 14242 12th Bn. East Surrey Regiment Died on 09/08/1918 Age unknown. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 79 to 80 and 163A.

BERRY

Richard Inwood

Private 28155 2nd Bn. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 27/12/1918 Age 22. Son of Henry and Mary Berry, of Manor Farm, Langrish, Petersfield, Hants. Born at Oxenbourne, East Meon. Commemorated at Taranto Town Cemetery Extension, Italy, I. D. 1.

BERRIMAN

Albert

Pioneer 247046 313th Road Construction Coy Royal Engineers . Died on 21/07/1917 Age 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Berriman, of 14, Rothercombe Cottages, Stroud, Petersfield. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery IV. A. 38.

BUDD

Harry

Serjeant 6030 14th Bty. 4th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died on 21/06/1916 Age unknown. Commemorated at BASRA WAR CEMETERY V. M. 9.

COLLIS

David H.

Private 12892 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 03/09/1916 Age 30. Son of Mrs. Sarah Crockford, of East End, West Meon, Petersfield, Hants. Commemorated at Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France, I. E. 40.

HORLOCK

Earnest George

Battery Serjeant Major 42617 General Base Depot, Secondary Unit Text: (E.E.F.), Royal Field Artillery. Died on 30/12/1917 Age 32. V C. Son of John and Emily Horlock; husband of Ethel M. Horlock, of 5, Fitzalan Rd., Littlehampton Sussex. Commemorated at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, F. 171

Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette" dated 24th Nov., 1914, (No. 28985), records the following: - "For conspicuous gallantry on 15th Sept., near Vendresse, when his Battery was in action under a heavy shell fire, in that, although twice wounded, he persisted on each occasion in returning to lay his gun after his wound had been dressed."

HORLOCK

John H.

Private 8214 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment Died on 24/01/1916 Age 29. Born at Alton, Hants. Son of John and Emily Horlock, of 5, Fitzalan Rd., Littlehampton, Sussex. Commemorated at Kut War Cemetery, Iraq, P. 5.

LANEY

William

Gunner 129004 9th Coy Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on 23/10/1916 Age 36. Son of William and Anne Laney; husband of Florence Ada Laney, of Toll Bar Cottage, Langrish, Petersfield. Commemorate at Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery, Gibraltar, C. 4115.

MAYHEW

Stephen H.

Petty Officer Stoker 1st Class 287640 H.M.S. "Shark" Royal Navy. Died on 31/05/1916 Age 38. Husband of Lily Florence Whybrow (formerly Mayhew), of 8, Princes St., Portsmouth. Commemorated at Kviberg Cemetery, Sweden, 2. B. 9.

MOORE

Frank

Gunner RMA/14288 3rd R.M. Bn. Royal Marine Artillery. Died on 19/06/1919 Age unknown. Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey, I. H. 23.

PAICE

George

Lance Corporal 5829 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 01/11/1914 Age unknown. Commemorated at Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 6.

PAICE

Walter James

Private 8302 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 23/04/1917 Age 28. Son of James Paice, of 37, Pelham Rd., Whitworth Rd., Gosport, Hants., and the late Phoebe Paice. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 6.

WOOD

Gabriel Richard

Gunner RMA/9761 H.M.S. "Princess Royal." Royal Marine Artillery. Died on 31/05/1916 Age 31. Son of Horace Gabriel and Hephzibah Wood, of Langrish; husband of Christina Maud Wood, of "Ramsdean," Langrish, Petersfield, Hants. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 21.

WOOD

Leslie Fielder

Gunner 102340 "B" Bty. 86th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died on 28/10/1917 Age 21. Son of Horace and Hephzibah Wood, of Froxfield Green, Petersfield, Hants. Native of Langrish, Petersfield. Commemorated at Oxford Road Cemetery Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, I. I. 7.

AND IN THE 1939 - 1945 WAR

GOFF

Sidney Edward

Ordinary Seaman P/JX 175957, H.M.S. Neptune, Royal Navy. Died on 19/12/1941 Age 18. Son of Ernest Alfred and Emma Kate Goff, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom Column 3.

MUSSELWHITE

Ronald Lionel Kitchener

Corporal 5505465 2/5th Bn. (West Surrey) The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 25/02/1944 Age 28. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Musselwhite, of Stroud, Hampshire; husband of Doris Marjorie Musselwhite, of Stroud. Commemorated at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy, VI. H. 8.

MUNDAY

R

Possibly Reginald MUNDAY, Ordinary Seaman P/JX 384929 H.M.S. Beverley, Royal Navy. Died on 11/04/1943 Age 18 Son of Frederick and Margaret Munday, of Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 76, Column 2.

ROBINSON

Patrick John Noble

Pilot Officer (Obs.) 108240 102 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 25/06/1942 Age 28. Son of Rear Admiral Eric Gascoigne Robinson, V.C., O.B.E. and of Edith Gladys Robinson (nee Cordeux), of Langrish, Hampshire. Commemorated at Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany, 1. F. 15.

TERRY

Ernest George

Lance Corporal T/199168 308 Res. M.T. Coy. Royal Army Service Corps. Died between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/1941 Age 35. Son of John Archibald and Mary Ann Terry; husband of Kathleen Mary Terry, of Crockham Hill, Kent. Athens Memorial, Greece, Face 8.

WOOD

Reuben Paul

Stoker 1st Class P/KX 89507 H.M.S. Royal Oak, Royal Navy. Died on 14/10/1939 Age 23. Son of Gabriel Richard and Christina Maud Wood, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 35, Column 2.

Last updated 20 June, 2007

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