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MICHELDEVER WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

The Micheldever War Memorial stands outside the village hall in Duke Street, Micheldever. It takes the form of a Celtic cross of granite set on a high bank with a crscent shapeed, red, brick surround. The cross is on a tapered shaft which stands on a plinth which is inset intoi the wall. There are 30 names listed for World War 1 and 7 for World War 2. The names here have sorted into alphabetical sequence for ease of reading and research.

Photograph Copyright © Lorraine Boardman 2009

1914 - 1918
IN PROUD MEMORY OF

BAILEY

Gerald Hinton

Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 20th October 1915. Aged 21. Son of Frederick Hinton Bailey and Gertrude Agatha E. Bailey, of "Stoke Charytie," Erpingham Rd., Bournemouth. Native of Micheldever, Hants. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 126.

BASSETT

Sidney James

Private 23045, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 20. Born Fordingbridge, enlisted Winchester, resident Micheldever. Son of Arthur Hedley Bassett and Emily Jane Bassett, of Nursling, Southampton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

BAVERSTOCK

Ernest

Private 142260, 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died 1st October 1916. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 515 - 33

BAVERSTOCK

Herbert [Charles]

Private 3/4628, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th April 1915. Aged 42. Born and resident Micheldevor (sic Micheldever), enlisted Winchester. Son of the late William Alfred and Elizabeth Baverstock. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

BAVERSTOCK

Percy

Private 42280, 2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 2nd April 1917. Aged 38. Born Weston, enlisted Cheltenham, resident Worcester. Son of the late William and Elizabeth Baverstock; husband of Edith M. Wren (formerly Baverstock), of 4, Manor Villas, Bleadon, Weston-super-Mare. Formerly 163732, Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 5.

BAVERSTOCK

Walter

Private 44314, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 10th June 1918. Aged 33. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Basingstoke. Son of Mrs. Clarke, of Micheldever, Hants.; husband of B. E. Waterman (formerly Baverstock), of 156, Elsted Rd., Midhurst, Sussex. Formerly 24670, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 5.

BERRET

William

[Spelt BERRETT on CWGC and SDGW] Private 17593, 6th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 13th September 1916. Aged 22. Born Overton, enlisted Birmingham, resident Micheldevan Station. Son of William and Ellen Berrett, of 195, Pucknell, nr. Romsey, Hants. Formerly 13054, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row D. Grave 6.

BRAZIER

Charles

Private 28923, 2/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Micheldiver (sic Micheldever), enlisted Winchester. No known grave. Commemorated on the Addenda Panel of PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.

BRAZIER

James [H]

Sapper 58702, 70th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10th August 1916. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 28.

BROWN

George

Private 5658, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action from a bullet wound at Hill 60, Flanders, 29th April 1915. Born Ropley, Hampshire 1883, enlisted Winchester, resident Little London, Hampshire. A farm labourer living at Larkwhistle, East Stratton/Micheldever according to the 1911 census. He was survived by his wife Ada Brown and daughter Constance Dora Brown. His unborn son Charles George Brown was born 3 months after his death. His medals and wallet which bears the bullet hole are on display at the Hampshire Regiment Museum Winchester. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35. See also East Stratton

BURGESS

George [Gullet]

Private 72128, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st May 1918. Born Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. Formerly 3983, Royal Devonshire Yeomanry. Buried in CHAMBRECY BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 4.

BUSH

William Herbert

Private 241938, 2/5th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 10th April 1918. Aged 23. Born Oldbourne, enlisted Aldershot, resident Micheldever. on of Frederick James and Lucy Bush, of 34, Northbrook, Michildever Village. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panels 28 and 29.

BUTCHER

Ernest Leonartd

Private 32518, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th October 1917. Born Espom, Surrey, enlisted Winchester, resident Micheldever. Formerly 17145, Lancers. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.

COLE

William Thomas

Rifleman A/202801, 17th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 17th April 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. Son of Thomas Cole and Emmeline Lucy Cole, of 10C, Winchester Rd., Micheldever Village,. Formerly S4/173640, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A.

COTTINGHAM

Charles

Acting Bombardier 55555, 104th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 14th September 1917. Aged 24. Born New Park, Sussex, enlisted Southampton, resident Micheldever. Brother of Miss F. Cottingham, of Weston, Micheldever Village. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 35.

FORD

William

[Private SDGW] Lance Corporal 25250, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7th September 1917. Aged 36. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. Son of Sarah Ford, of Duke St., Micheldever. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 1A.

FREEMAN

Albert [Edward]

Acting Lance Corporal 3/2740, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th May 1915. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Basingstoke. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

FREEMAN

Harry

No further information currently availablem - cannot positively identify on CWGC or SDGW

GOLDING

Geoffrey

No further information currently available

HUGHES

Jack

Lance Corporal 22239, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, Killed in action 18th October 1916. Aged 20. Born chandlersford, enlisted Basingstoke, resident Micheldever. Son of Mrs. L. Hughes, of "Western Rd. Hotel", Micheldever Station, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

JONES

William

Private 9314, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

LAWES

Sidney [Charles]

Private 3686, 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in mesopotamia 19th August 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted Winchester, resident Micheldever. Son of Archibald and Mary Lawes, of 127, New Down, Micheldever. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot V. Row G. Grave 14.

MEACHAM

Albert aka Walter Bertie

Private 45999, 1st Company, 1st Division, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 9th April 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. Son of William and Jane Meacham, of Weston, Micheldever. Formerly 27351, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 12.

MOLLAND

Clement Francis George

Staff Sergeant F/26616, Army Service Corps. Died 25th July 1917. Aged 20. Son of William Thomas and Maud Molland, of 86, Kingston Rd., Staines, Middx. His brother, Eugene Lock, also died on service. Buried in WEST HILL OLD CEMETERY, WINCHESTER, Hampshire. Joint grave 2797.

MUNDAY

George

[Spelt MUNDY on SDGW & CWGC] Private 3/2875, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th January 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. Buried in LANCASHIRE COTTAGE CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 1.

SIMPSON

Arthur

No further information currently available

TARRANT

Albert G

No further information currently available

WESTON

Leopold [Walter]

Private 22237, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 20th November 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. Son of Edwin and Edith Weston, of Micheldever Station, Hants. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 9.

WHEELER

Edward Bertie

Private 21579, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th October 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Wheeler, of 55, Waterloo Cottages, Micheldever. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

WILKS

Stanley [Thorn]

[Private on SDGW] Corporal 201317, 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment (previously 3685, Hampshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 4th February 1917. Aged 21. Resident Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. Son of Frederick and Ada F. Wilks, of Lyons Hill Farm, Ringwood, Hants. Born at Micheldever. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVIII. Row J. Grave 4.

WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR
HOME AND COUNTRY

ALSO THOSE WHO FELL IN THE
1939-1945 WAR

BRANDT

Augustus Ludwig

Flight Sergeant 402585, 15 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. Officially presumed missing flying Stiorling Bomber that crashed into the North Sea on the way home from bombing the Rhur 7th April 1942. Aged 30. Son of Ludwig Walther Brandt and Louise Brandt, of Crawley Down, Sussex. Buried in KIEL WAR CEMETERY, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Plot 2. Row H. Grave 15. See Australian Roll of Honour

LAY

Doris [May]

[Listed as LAYS on memorial] Firewoman, National Fire Service. Daughter of Albert and Ruth Lay, of 2 Embankment Cottages, Micheldever Station. Died at Hyde Street, Winchester, 9th February 1943. Aged 26.

MANSBRIDGE

Arthur Kerr

Leading Aircraftman 1442572, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th July 1945. Aged 31. Son of Arthur and Agnes Mary Mansbridge, of Micheldever, Hampshire. Buried in SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 4. Row D. Grave 7.

SLOCUM

Sidney Dennis

Flying Officer 28166, 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 3rd March 1940. Aged 29. Son of Henry and Emily Slocum, of Micheldever. Buried west of the church tower in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, MICHELDEVER, Hamsphire.

SMITH

Donald David

Private 5513049, 2/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 8th November 1944. Aged 20. Son of David Charles and Emily Amelia Smith, of Micheldever, Hampshire. Buried in CESENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row F. Grave 10.

STRATTON

William Sidney George

Gunner 1736017, 3 Battery, 6 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 17th April 1942. Aged 31. Son of Sidney and Ethel Stratton; husband of Mary Kathleen Stratton, of Micheldever, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 3.

WHITEAR

Arthur Clarence

Private 13048641, Pioneer Corps. Died 9th may 1941. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Whitear, of Micheldever. Buried north-west of the church in St. GEORGE CHURCHYARD, DAMERHAM, Hampshire.

Last updated 9 November, 2009

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