Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

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. n 1911 census was at Aldenham School, Elstree, near Watford. 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. In 1901 census lived at Britford, Fordingbridge. In 1911, aged 13, was farm labourer in Upaven, Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, where he lived with his mother and 5 brothers and sisters. No record of the father at the address. Presumably came to Micheldever after this. 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 of wounds (shrapnel wound to right thigh and testicles) 1st October 1916. While engaged with his Battalion in an attack in the Somme Area, he was hit by a bursting shell; he was dressed by stretcher bearers and rushed to the Regimental Aid Post and evacuated to No. 9 Casualty Clearing Station, where he succumbed to his wounds the same day. Born 18 May 1886 in Michel Dever, Hampshire. In the 1901 census an Ernest Baverstock, born 1886, lived with his parents, William and Mary Ann, at 155 Duke Street. Ernest was a farm boy. Suspect he emigrated to Canada before the start of the war. Not found in 1911 census. Attested 15 September 1915 at Georgetown, Canada, ageg 29 years 4 months, Labourer by trade, married to Anna, height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 36½ inches, weight 175lbs, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, religious denomination Church of England. At the time of his death his wife, Anna, was resident at 58 Sandmere Road, Clapham, London, S.W. His mother was, at the time of his death, remarried asd Mrs. M.A. Baverstocvk-Wolfe, of Yew Bank, Church Street, Micheldever. 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; brother of Percy (below). In the 1891 census he was a Farm Servant and lived at Upper Cranbourne Farm House, Wonston. In the 1911 census he was a single boarder and farm labourer in Sutton Scotney at the farm run by Edward Witts. 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; brother of Herbert (above); 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 in Micheldever in December 1884 and resident Micheldever, enlisted Basingstoke. Stepson of Arthur and Susan Clarke, of Micheldever, Hants.; husband of Blanch Ethel Waterman (formerly Baverstock), of 156, Elsted Rd., Midhurst, Sussex. Formerly 24670, Hampshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was a ‘Railway Lamp Lad’ and lived with stepparents at 43 Northbrook. Next door was Herbert Baverstock (aged 26) and his family. In the 1911 census he lived at Damson Hill, Swanmore, with wife Blanch Ethel and baby son Walter John, aged 11 months. They had been married 3 years. He was a ‘Waggoner on Farm’. 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. In the 1911 census he lived with his parents, William and Ellen, in Micheldever. He was ‘Cowman help on farm’, but his postal address is given as ‘Church Lane, Littleton’. 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. In the 1911 census he lived at 70 Church Street, Micheldever, with parents Walter (Railway Platelayer) and Emily and his 3 brothers and 1 sister, including James (see below). 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. In the 1911 census he was a farm labourer and lived at 70 Church Street, Micheldever, with parents Walter and Emily and his 3 brothers and 1 sister, including Charles (see above). 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. In 1901, aged 2, lived at 72 Church Street. In 1911, aged 12, lived at 72 Church Street with parents Harry and Anne Jane. George was one of 5 boys and one girl in the family. Father was a ‘General Carrier’ and mother ‘assisting in the business’. 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. Son of Frederick James and Lucy Bush, of 34, Northbrook, Michildever Village. In 1901 lived with his parents in Aldbourne St Michael, near Swindon. In 1911 lived at 34 Northbrook, was a ‘Bakers Assistant’ and lived with his parents and 5 brothers and sisters. Father was a ‘Baker Journeyman’. 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. According to the Hampshire Chronicle, when reporting on his death, he lived at Holly Bank House. 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. In 1901 lived at 122 Cowdown with parents Thomas and Emily Lucy. In 1911 lived with parents at 100 Winchester Road, aged 14, a General Labourer. 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. In the 1911 census he lived at The Gardens, Ashford, Steep, as a ‘Garden Boy Domestic’ with the Crewe family. Father was ‘Head Gardener Domestic’. Signed up for Royal Garrison Artillery on 1st December 1914, address was given as 8 Weston. His trade was ‘Gardener’. 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. In the 1891 census he lived at 102 Duke Street with parents. In the 1901 census his family lived at 119 Duke Street. In the 1911 census, aged 29, he was a bricklayer and general labourer, lived in Duke St with father George (Boot Maker) and mother Sarah, and brothers Reuben and Victor. 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. In 1901 lived at 71 Church Street, Micheldever with parents. Father was Carpenter and Wheelwright. In 1911, aged 17, lived with father John (Carpenter Estate) and mother Louisa in Church Street, Micheldever. Occupation General Labourer. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

FREEMAN

Harry
Harry Freeman, born 1885, lived at Church Street, Micheldever with father John (a wheelwright) and mother Louisa. 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. There is a William Jones, son of Frederick and Maria, born 1894, resident in the Railway cottages in Micheldever Station. He was born in Mottisfont, and was a farm labourer in 1911. 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. Born March 1896 in Salisbury. In 1901 lived in Old Alresford. In 1911 lived at Belmore Lane Cottage, Owslebury with parents and sister Mary. 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. In the 1901 census the Meacham family were living in Borough. Father William and mother Jane. Walter Bert was aged 8 (born 1893). In 1911 lived at Weston and was ‘Carter on Farm’. 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. Born June 1897 in Reading. In 1901 lived in Petersfield. In 1911 lived in Truro. 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. Son of George and Eliza Mary Munday. Lived in Ropley in 1901 census. In 1911 lived in West Worldham with parents George and Eliza Mary. 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
Private 17631, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Reiment. Died 15 September 1916. Born and enlisted Portsmouth, resident Landport, Hamsphire. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

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. In 1901 and 1911 lived in Railway Cottages, Micheldever Station, with his parents. 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. In 1901 and 1911 he lived at 38 Northbrook with his parents. In 1911 he was an assistant butcher. 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. Born and resident Micheldever, enlisted Winchester. Son of Frederick and Ada F. Wilks, of Lyons Hill Farm, Ringwood, Hants. In the 1891 census, his father, Frederick Wilks, was a gamekeeper in Newdown Farm, 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 24 April, 2018

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com