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MEON STOKE WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons 2009

There is a Lych gate leading to the parish church in Meon Stoke which is made of qood, brick, flint and a slate roof; within this lych gate are the inscription and names of the those who fell in World War 1 and 2. There is also a board within the church which consists of three panels, the two side panels contain the names for World War 1 and the centre panel those for World War 2.

MAY THEY BE NUMBERED
WITH THY SAINTS

 TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE WAR
1914-1918

BAILLIE George
Major 46th Bty. 39th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 18/11/1914 Age 43. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 5 and 9.
BLANDFORD Sidney J
Private 30574 4th (Reserve) Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 14/02/1917 Age 39. Son of Mrs. L. and the late Mr. E. Blandford. Buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, O. I. 147.
DAVIS B Harold
Private 71182 2nd/1st Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Died 28/06/1918. Buried in Sissonne British Cemetery, Aisne, France, H. 18.
DAVIS Fred Melvin
Private 1884 1st/13th Kensington Bn. London Regiment. Died 09/05/1915 Age 26. Son of Mrs. Fanny Davis, of Bucks Head Hill, Meonstoke, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Plogesteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium,Panel 10.
FOSSEY William L.
Bombardier 89496 "D" Bty. 47th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 23/04/1917. Buried in London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse, Pas de Calais, France, III. E. 12.
GLOVER Frederick Thomas
Able Seaman 231363 H.M.S. "Queen Mary" Royal Navy. Died 31/05/1916. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, UNITED Kingdom, 13.
JONES Robert Arthur
Captain 122nd Bty. 28th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 26/08/1914 Age 32. Brother of Maj. T. Anthony Jones (R. of O.), Eggworthy, Horrabridge, Devon, England. Commemorated at La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
MACRAE C A
Lieutenant, Army Service Corps. Died 22/04/1916. Buried in St. Riquier British Cemetery, Somme, France, C. 14.
MACRAE Frank Laing
Second Lieutenant 8th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders. Died 25/09/1915 Age 34. Son of Cecilia Macrae, of Ravenshall, Bournemouth, and the late C. C. Macrae; husband of Irene Macrae. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 112 to 115.
PAMPLIN Frederick
Driver 1290 "D Bty. 75th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 02/09/1917 Age 25. Son of Henry and Harriet Pamplin, of 26, Gladstone Rd., Watford, England. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 4 to 6 and 162.
PARKER Charles William
Lance Corporal 51199 1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment. Died 25/10/1918 Age 32. Husband of Elsie Caroline Parker, of Budds Cottages, Meonstoke, Hampshire, England. Buried in Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France, II. D. 22.
PURNELL Cecil
Private 17321 8th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 15/07/1916 Age 23. Son of Wilfred and Louisa Purnell, of Meonstoke, Droxford, Hampshire, England. Buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France, I. E. 2.
PURNELL Herbert Charles
"A" Coy. 10th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 07/12/1915 Age 24. Son of David and Martha Weston, of 2, Harestock Cottages, Winchester, England. Commemorated at Doiran Memorial, Greece.
WESTON Harry
Corporal 3/4568 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 04/10/1917 Age 21. Son of Mrs. Martha Weston, of 2, Harestock Cottages, Winchester, England. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 88 to 90 and 162.
VARNDELL William
Private 29847 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 02/06/1917 Age 39. Son of the late John and Caroline Varndell, of Lower Preshaw, Hampshire, England. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, VII. E. 6.
FRENCH Herbert
Private 6796 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 19/12/1914 Age 30. Husband of Sarah Annie French, of Meonstoke, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, England. Buried in Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, II. A. 2. (Not listed on the Lych Gate Memorial but is included on a second war memorial inside the parish church)

   THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939-1945

CALLAGHAN Robert Archie Dennis
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1401603 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24/12/1941 Age 19. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Callaghan, of Meonstoke. North of church, Hampshire, England. Buried in Meonstoke (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
CHRYSTAL Patrick Donald
Major 67079 1st King's Dragoon Guards Royal Armoured Corps. Died 04/07/1944 Age 28 M C . Son of James Patrick and Dorothy Gray Chrystal, of Meonstoke, Hampshire, England. Buried in Assisi War Cemetery, Italy, VIII, C, 9.
FARMER Mabel Margaret
Leading Aircraftwoman 2069470 Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Died 25/01/1943 Age 20. Daughter of Josephine Lilian Farmer, and step-daughter of Arthur Horace Farmer, of Meonstoke. North of church. Buried in Meonstoke (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
FAWCETT Margaret
Aircraftwoman 2nd Class 448384 Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Died 07/11/1941 Age 18. Daughter of Arnold and Ann M. Fawcett, of Meonstoke. North of church. Buried in Meonstoke (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
HALE Frederick Leslie
Flying Officer (Air Gnr.) 146250 625 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20/02/1944 Age 39. Son of Frederick Charles and Evelyn Sarah Hale; husband of Dorothy Kathleen Hale, of Catford, London, England. Buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany, 15. K. 12.
HOLLAND Kenneth Talbot
Lieutenant Cdg. H.M.S. Quantock, Royal Navy. Died 03/12/1945 Age 30. 4 times Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Talbot William and Violet Holland, of Meonstoke, Hampshire, England. Buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, Sec. TTT. Grave 901.
MERRITT J
No further information currently
STEPHENS Alfred Ernest
Lance Corporal 2048705 2nd Bn. East Surrey Regiment. Died 20/10/1943 Age 24. Son of Ernest Horace and Ellen Mary Stephens, of Meonstoke, Hampshire, England. Buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar, B5. A. 3.

Last updated 23 July, 2017

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