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LONGPARISH WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Longparish War memorial is a stone cross mounted on a long, stone, tapering plinth, with a four stepped, tiered base. The names are listed by surname, forenames and year of death for World War 1 and as surname and forenames for World War 2. Although they are in the year od death order on the memorial they have been sorted into alaphabetical order for ease of reading and research. See Paul Goodwin's UK Memorial web site for more photographs.

Photograph Copyright © Paul Goodwin

GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS

1914-1918

BOWKER Francis Jearrad

Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st January 1916. Aged 47. Son of Alexander and Charlotte Bowker; husband of Esme Nicoll (formerly Bowker), of 2, Albert Place, Victoria Rd., Kensington, London. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIX. Row D. Grave 1.

BOWLEY Charles

Private 7645, 76th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 31st July 1916. Born Longparish, enlisted Southampton. Formerly 19710, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 5.

BRACKSTONE Albert [Henry]

[Listed as 1916 on memorial] Private SD/1004, 7th Battalion, ROyal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 27. Born Longparish, enlisted Bexhill. Son of Isaac Brackstone, of Forton, Longparish, Hants; husband of Daisy Winifred Ireland (formerly Brackstone), of 65, Worthington Rd., Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, pas de CAlis, France. Bay 6.

BRACKSTONE George

[Memorial lists as 1919] Private 47480, 96th (County Palatine) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 3rd December 1918. Aged 31. Husband of Mrs. E. M. Brackstone, of Newbury St., Whitchurch, Hants. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, germany. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 1

BURGESS Albert

1916 probably Reuben Albert BURGESS, Private SPTS/5434, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 20th April 1917. Aged 32. Born Longparish, enlisted and resident Bury St Edmund's. Son of William and Sarah Ann Burgess, of Longparish, Whitchurch, Hants; husband of M. A. Burgess, of Horringer, Suffolk. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row D. Grave 13A.

BURROWS Charles Edward

Lance Corporal 7513, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th April 1915. Aged 29. Born Andover, enlisted Winchester, resident Whitchurch. Son of Joseph and Jane Burrows, of 5, Railway Cottages, Longparish, Whitchurch, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

CHALLIS William

Private 8614 [SGW] or 9614 [CWGC], 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wound in Alexandria 22nd May 1915 [SDGW] or 26th May 1915 [CWGC]. Aged 21. Born and resident Longparish, enlisted Winchester. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Challis, of Longparish, Whitchurch. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/S3ection M. Grave 158.

CLARK George Thomas Griffith

1914 - probably G T G CLARK, Private, South African Irish. Died 12th October 1914. Buried in JOHANNESBURG (BRIXTON) CEMETERY, Gauteng, South Africa. Grave E.C. 1419.

DOBSON William Victor

Private 22190, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Longparish, enlisted Andover. Son of William and Edith Dobson, of East Aston, Longparish, Whitchurch, Hants. Formerly 22660, Hampshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

FRENCH Henry

[Listed on the memorial as 1914] Privaye S4/043961, "A" Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 4th February 1915. Aged 27. Born Thatcham, berkshire, enlisted Andover, resident Whitchurch, Hampshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. French, of Thatcham, Newbury, Berks.; husband of Mary Ann French, of The Common, Longparish, Whitchurch, Hants. Buried in ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave AF. 1801.

GOATER Frederick George

1918 - No further information currently available - Cannot locate on either CWGC or SDGW

GOODYEAR Leonard [Charles]

Gunner RMA/13320, H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Marine Artillery. Died 9th July 1917. Aged 21. Son of Charles and Ellen Goodyear, of Longparish. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 27.

GOULDING William Albert

[Listed as 1915 on memorial] Private 40000, 8th Battalion, Prince ALbert's (Somerset Light Inafntry). Died of wounds 25th August 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Andover, resident Longparish. Son of Albert and Ellen Goulding, of 45, Eastfield Rd., Andover, Hants. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 10.

GRADIDGE Alfred Tom

Private 24732, 15th (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Hampshiore Regiment. Died 26th october 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gradidge; husband of the late Alice May Gradidge. Buried in VICHTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Anzegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 3.

HAWKER, VC, DSO Lanoe George

Major, Royal Engineers and 24th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in a dogfight by Baron Manfred von Richthofen, near Bapaume, France. 23rd November 1916. Aged 25. Born 30th December 1890 at Longparish. Son of Mrs Julia Hawker, of 5, Victoria Terrace, Eastbourne and the late Lieut. Henry Colley Hawker, R.N. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) and Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

From SYMBOL OF COURAGE, THE MEN BEHIND THE MEDAL by Max Arthur:

HAWKER, Lanoe George Captain, Royal Engineers and 6 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

   25 July 1915 - Whilst on patrol over France, he engaged three enemy aircraft in combat. The first aircraft went spinning down, the second was driven to ground damaged and the third, which he attacked at a height of 10,000 feet, crashed to the ground.

From DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER 1886-1915 published by Naval & Military Press

HAWKER, LANOE GEORGE, Lieut., served in the European War, and was awarded the Victoria Cross (see Victoria Cross Volume). He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 8 May, 1915]: “Lanoe George Hawker, Lieut., Royal Engineers and Royal Flying Corps. For conspicuous gallantry on 19 April, 1915, when he succeeded in dropping bombs on the German airship shed at Gontrode from a height of only 200 feet under circumstances of the greatest risk. Lieut. Hawker displayed remarkable ingenuity in utilizing an unoccupied. German captive balloon to shield him from fire while manoeuvring to drop the bombs.”

HOUNSOME Edward

Private 39804, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th May 1918. Aged 19. Born Longparish, enlisted and resident Andover. Son of Frederick George and Elizabeth Hounsome, of Forton, Long Parish, Whitchurch, Hants. Formerly D18049, 2nd/1st Battalion, North Somerset Yeomanry and 42013, Somerset Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

LOCKE Alfred William

1917 - No further information currently available

MILLS Cecil Percy Fred

[Listed as Cecil Percy Frank on CWGC] Officer's Steward 2nd Class L/6873, H.M.S. Ghurka, Royal Navy. Died 8th February 1917. Aged 23. Son of Frederick and Ann Mills, of Meadow Farm, Long Parish, Whitchurch, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 26.

POORE William John

Corporal 9132, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Munster Rifles, Killed in action 12th November 1914. Aged 23. Born Tarrant, Gunville, Dorset, enlisted Andover, resident Whitchurch, Hampshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Poore, of Norman Court Cottages, Upper Clatford, Andover, Hants.; husband of Beatrice Sarah Poore, of 2, Keble St., Stanmore, Winchester, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 44.

READ Thomas Charles Langford

Rifleman 3825, 1st/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 19th September 1916. Aged 27. Born Longparish, enlisted Westminster, resident Chelsea. Son of John and Miria Read, of Dauncey Cottages, Weyhill, Andover, Hants; husband of Beatrice Eleanor Read, of 3, Wilson Terrace, Bemerton, Salisbury. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 C.

SMITH Arthur

1918 - No further information currently available

SMITH Charles Thomas

Private 16531, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlote of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th July 1916. Aged 29. Born Longparish, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex, resident Whitchurch, Hampshire. Son of Henry Charles Smith, of The Drove, Longparish, Whitchurch, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

TUBB Walter

Private 34568, 1st (Garrison) Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died in India 16th June 1919. Born Longparish, enlisted Andover. No known grave. Commemorated on KARACHI 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, Pakistan.

Note: The names commemorated on the memorial are of those who served in garrisons and died in Pakistan (formerly India) during the 1914-1918 War and who lie buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries (excluding those graves lying west of the river Indus).

TURTON Charles

Private 6502, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27th October 1914. Aged 30. Born Wallop, Hampshire, enlisted Devizes, resident Whitchurch. Son of Fred and Fanny Turton, of Over Wallop, Hants.; husband of L. J. Turton, of Longparish, Whitchurch, Hants. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 7.

WEDGE Edward James

Private 3265, 1st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Born ALton, Hampshire, enlisted Winchester. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row H. Grave 22.

WEDGE Leonard George

Private 9197, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd November 1914. Aged 19. Born West Wellow, Hampshire, enlisted WInchester, resident Longparish. Son of Harry and Emily Wedge, of Longparish, Whitchurch, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.

WESSON Arthur

1917 - probably Sergeant 10575, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9th october 1917. Born and resident Stratford-Upon-Avon, enlisted Worcester. Commemorated onTYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77.

WILKINSON Edward Parker

Private 467065, 20th Base Field Ambulance (Territorial), Royal Army medical Corps. Died in Mesopotamia 19th October 1918. Aged 47. Born Finchley, Middlesex, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Whitchurch, Hampshire. Son of the late Rev. R.S. Wilkinson and Mrs. L. Wilkinson; husband of Mary Jane Wilkinson, of Longparish, Hants. Born at Finchley, Middx. Buried in TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, Iran. Plot V. Row E. Grave 9.

ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS
IN HONOUR OF THE
MEN OF LONGPARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR

1939 - 1945
IN MEMORY
OF

ALDERMAN William [W]

Volunteer, 1st Hampshire (Andover) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 4th November 1940. Aged 54. Son of George and Emily Alderman; husband of Eliza Maud Alderman, of Longparish. Buried in the West part of LONGPARISH CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 588.

DALE [Herbert] Reginald

Wing Commander (Pilot) 26050, 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 11th May 1941. Aged 33. Son of William and Rose Dale; husband of Pauline Mary Dale, of Longparish. Buried in BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY

FORD Roy

Private 5500742, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 23rd February 1945. Aged 24. Son of Charles Ford, and of Nellie Ford, of Longparish. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 21. Row E. Collective grave 4-6.

HOARE Leslie [Arthur]

Gunner 1794256, 239 Battery, 44 Lihgt A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 22nd January 1943. Aged 21. Son of Tom Ernest and Winifred Hoare, of Longparish. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 22.

KNIGHT Ronald

No further information currently available

OFFER Joseph

No further information currently available

SOUTHWELL John [Michael] The Hon.

Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S. Landrail, Royal navy. Died 22nd December 1944. Aged 43. Son of Arthur Robert Pyers Southwell, 5th Viscount Southwell, and Viscountess Southwell; husband of Daphne Lewin Southwell, of Bournemouth, Hampshire. Also served in the 1914-1918 War. Buried in CAMPBELTOWN (KILKERRAN) CEMETERY, Argyllshire. Division 4. Grave 591. See Unit Histories for details of his career

SULLY Edward

No further information currently available

TILL Jack

probably Jack Charles TILL, Telegraphist P/JX 144417, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died 24th May 1941. Aged 21. Son of Jack Till, and of Agnes A. Till, of Andover, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 52, Column 3.

WHITE Archie

No further information currently available

WHITE [Basil] Gordon

Private 5680732, 9th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 25th September 1941. Aged 31. Son of Albert E. White and Agnes L. White, of Longparish. Buried in the South side of LONGPARISH CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 596.

THANKS BE TO GOD
WHO GIVETH US
THE VICTORY

Buried in the cemetery but not on the memorial

PERRY

Desmond George

Flying Officer 37899, 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 4th October 1939. Aged 29. Son of George T. Perry and F. M. Perry, of Whitchurch; husband of Kathlyn Perry. He was a cousin of the Shooter family, gamekeeper in Longparish. Buried in North-West part of LONGPARISH CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 578.

Last updated 5 November, 2010

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