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OTTERBOURNE AND ALLBROOK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Elliott 2013

The memorial stands in front of the churchyard of St Matthew, Otterbourne on land donated by Tankerville Chamberlayne of Cranbury Park whose younger son’s name is amongst those commemorated. It is a white stone square-sided structure surmounted by a cross. St Matthew’s church contains a plaque listing the World War 1 names which are on the war memorial and a separate plaque commemorating the son of a former vicar who was killed in World War 1 but whose name is not on the war memorial. The World War 2 names are on a separate stone which has been added to the memorial with 1939 inscribed on one end and 1945 on the other but no additional inscription.

Photograph Copyright © John Elliott 2013

ERECTED AS AN EXPRESSION OF PROFOUND THANKFULNESS TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR A WONDERFUL DELIVERANCE IN THE GREAT WAR,
AS A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN FROM OTTERBOURNE AND ALLBROOK WHO SERVED,
AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON.

1914-1918

BALL Edward
Company Sergeant Major 3/4667 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 28/03/1918. Aged 37. Son of William and Rebecca Ball and husband of Esther Olive Ball of 1 Providence Hill, Bursledon. Commemorated Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez.
BOWER George Henry
Gunner 72365 56th Bty. Royal Field Artillery. Died 04/11/1914. Aged 19. Son of John and Charlotte Bower of 5 Highcliffe Rd, Highcliffe, Winchester. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
CHAMBERLAYNE Thomas Edmund Onslow
Lieutenant 73rd Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Died 18/08/1916. Aged 23. Son of Tankerville and Edith Chamberlayne of Cranbury Park, Hants. Educated at Winchester College and Merton College, Oxford. Previously wounded at the Battle of Loos, Sept., 1915. Commemorated Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz.
COOPER Victor William
Lance Corporal 202750 2nd/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 22/02/1919. Aged 32. Son of Harry and Louisa Cooper of Penshurst, Kent and husband of Mrs. G. A. Cooper, of Felmingham, Norwich. Commemorated Cologne Southern Cemetery.
EDWARDS Herbert Alfred
Private 33559, 1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 26/12/1918. Aged 35. Son of Alfred and Emma Edwards of Godalming, Surrey. Commemorated Dueville Communal Cemetery Extension.
ELGEE Hugh Francis
Captain South Wales Borderers. Died on 06/07/1915. Aged 35. Son of the former Otterbourne vicar Rev. Francis and Mrs. Elgee. Commemorated Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery Sp. Mem. C. 126 and on a plaque in St Matthews church Otterbourne, but not on the Otterbourne war memorial.
FREEMANTLE Percy
Rifleman 331512 1st/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 19/04/1917. Aged 33. Son of Thomas and Harriet Freemantle of 16 Allbrook, Eastleigh, Hants. Commemorated Jerusalem Memorial.
GALLAGHER Percy Robert
Lance Corporal 20504 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 04/10/1917. Aged 30. Son of Colour Sgt (Hampshire Regt) Anthony and Frances Gallagher. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial.
HAYES Arthur
Corporal 352092 154th Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 22/03/1917. Aged 27. Son of George and Julia Elizabeth Hayes of 2, School Hill, Allbrook, Eastleigh, Hants. Brother of George whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Dickebusch New Military Cemetery.
HAYES George
Private 8705 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 28/04/1915. Aged 23. Son of George and Julia Elizabeth Hayes of 2, School Hill, Allbrook, Eastleigh, Hants. Brother of Arthur whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated V Beach Cemetery.
HERRIDGE George
Private PO/14195 H.M.S. "Invincible." Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 31/05/1916 at the battle of Jutland. Aged 33. Son of Jane May (formerly Herridge) of 2 Wardle Rd, Highbridge, Eastleigh, Hants in 1916. Brother of William whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
HERRIDGE William
Gunner RMA/8569 H.M.S. "Good Hope." Royal Marine Artillery. Died 01/11/1914 at the battle of Coronel. Aged 34. Son of Jane May (formerly Herridge) of 11 Allbrook, Eastleigh, Hants in 1914. Brother of George whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
HOPKINS Arthur
Private 7658 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 17/02/1915. Aged 23. Son of George and Sarah Hopkins of Otterbourne Grange Lodge, Eastleigh, Hants. Commemorated Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
JONES-BATEMAN Lloyd Newton
Colonel 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 25/07/1917. Aged 42. Son of Rowland and Jessie Jones-Bateman. Buried In Simla Cemetery, India. Commemorated Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial.
JUDD Thomas
Bombadier 618044 1st/1st Battalion, Hants Battalion, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 20/04/1920. Aged 28. Son of Samuel and Alice Judd and husband of Maud Judd of 3 Ivy Cottages, Otterbourne. Commemorated St Matthew, Otterbourne. Not on CWGC database. He was a Territorial and served in Egypt and Palestine from 1916 to 1919. Discharged May 1919 as unfit due to Pulmonary Tuberculosis, contracted whilst on service, from which he died in April 1920.
MARKS James
Private 4983 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 13/08/1915. Aged 37. Son of James and Sarah Marks of Otterbourne, Winchester. Commemorated Helles Memorial.
MAY Charles
Private 12497 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died 16/08/1915. Aged 29. Son of James and Sarah May of 9 Allbrook Street, Hants. Brother of Walter whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Helles Memorial.
MAY Herbert George
Sergeant 9215 "Y" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 09/08/1916. Aged 23. Son of Herbert and Rosa Sarah May of Rookwood Cottage, Allbrook, Eastleigh, Hants. Commemorated Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery.
MAY Walter
Private 39075 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 26/09/1917. Aged 37. Son of James and Sarah May of 9 Allbrook Street, Hants and husband of Eva Rosa May, West End, Junction Road, Andover. Brother of Charles whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Artillery Wood Cemetery.
MONCKTON Ernest Samuel
Private 29918 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 12/09/1917. Aged 20. Son of Ernest and Margaret Monckton of Otterbourne, Winchester. Commemorated Dozinghem Military Cemetery.
NEWMAN Harry
Private 8684 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 28/05/1915. Aged 23. Youngest son of George and Jane Newman of 6 School Hill, Allbrook, Eastleigh, Hants. Commemorated Lancashire Landing Cemetery.
PARSONS William John
Ordinary Seaman SS/4189 H.M.S. Bulwark Royal Navy. Died 26/11/1914. Aged 20. Son of George and Harriett Parsons, Chapel Lane, Otterbourne Hill, Winchester Commemorated Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent.
QUELCH Charles Thomas
Private 14335 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 28/07/1917. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Alice Olive Quelch of Bulmer Farm Cottage, Falmer, Lewes, Sussex. Native of Lower Whitley, Reading. Commemorated Happy Valley British Cemetery, Fampoux.
REDDING Albert E
Gunner 60163 106th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 16/05/1917. Aged 25. Son of James and Olive Redding, 7 School Lane, Allbrook, Hants. Brother of Harry whose name is also on this memorial Commemorated Athies Communal Cemetery Extension.
REDDING Harry
Private 5554 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays). Died 05/11/1914. Aged 30. Son of James and Olive Redding, 7 School Lane, Allbrook, Hants. Brother of Albert whose name is also on this memorial Commemorated Wulvergem Churchyard.
SHEPPERD Walter
Lance Corporal 10392 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 24/02/1917. Aged 21. Stepson of Henry and son of Annie Conduct of Swanmore. Nephew of Albert & Elizabeth Baker of Otterbourne. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial.
SOUTHWELL William George
Lance Corporal G/1910 11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died 08/10/1916. Aged 30. Son of George William and Elizabeth Southwell and husband of Fanny Southwell of 16, Riverhall St., South Lambeth, London. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial.
SPRINGER Robert
Lance Corporal 4944 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 01/07/1916. Aged 37. Son of Henry and Fanny Springer of 1 Overmore Terrace, Allbrook. Commemorated Redan Ridge Cemetery No.2, Beaumont-Hamel.
STEVENS Arthur
Private 201192 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 21/01/1916. Aged 27. Son of William and Agnes Louise Stevens of Winchester and resident of Easton, Hants. Commemorated Basra Memorial.
TURTON George
Serjeant 26, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 November 1917. Aged 30. Born Otterburn, Hants, enlisted Southampton, resident Otterburn. Son of James and Ellen Turton of 3 Fleet Terrace, Otterbourne, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A. See also Canterbury, 9th Lancers Memorial
YOUNG Reginald S
Lance Sergeant 13639 10th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 30/09/1918. Aged 26. Son of Joseph and Alice Young of 2 The Crescent, Brambridge, Eastleigh, Hants. Commemorated Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery.
1939-1945
COOKE Cecil James
Petty Officer P/J 96463 H.M.S. Formidable. Royal Navy. Died 18/03/1944. Aged 39. Son of Charlie and Rose Cooke and husband of Kate Cooke of Allbrook. Commemorated Otterbourne (St. Matthew) Churchyard N.W. part.
GEAR Ronald Arthur Reginald
Private 5511980 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. Wounded and captured at Arnhem in September 1944. Died 11/04/1945 in Stalag XI B. Aged 21. Son of Reginald and Rose Gear of Allbrook, Hampshire. Commemorated Groesbeek Memorial Panel 9.
HARVEY Frederick Frank
Telegraphist P/JX 142048 H.M.S. Afridi Royal Navy. Died 03/05/1940 when the ship was sunk in an air raid near Norway.. Aged 21. Son of Fred and Clara Harvey of Allbrook, Hampshire. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 40, Column 3.
LACEY George Leonard
Able Seaman P/JX 196569 H.M.S. Erebus. Royal Navy. Died 25/07/1943. Aged 25. Son of Bertram Leonard and Annie Hester Lacey of Allbrook, Hampshire. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 75, Column 1.
METCALF William John
Stoker 1st Class P/SS 120851 H.M.S. Acheron Royal Navy. Died 17/12/1940 when the ship hit a mine near the Isle of Wight.. Aged 40. Son of William Alfred and Fanny Metcalf of 5 Dorset Terrace, Allbrook and husband of Robina Norman Metcalf of Edinburgh. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 42, Column 2.
PIKE Douglas William
Sergeant 904175 238 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23/11/1941. Aged 24. Son of William Eli and Elizabeth Pike of Eastleigh, Hampshire and husband of Iris Ivy Pike of Eastleigh. Commemorated Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma 16. D. 2.
TROWELL Robert James
Royal Navy. Believed to be Robert James Trowell of 10 Allbrook Hill who died in March 1949 age 23 from Tuberculosis contracted whilst on naval service. Husband of Peggy Trowell. He died after the CWGC cut off date for WW2 of 31 Dec 1947 which would explain his absence from the CWGC database. No information on his naval service is currently available.
WHITMARSH Kenneth Ronald
Leading Aircraftman 742095 98 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17/06/1940. Aged 32. Son of Kenneth and Daisy Violet Whitmarsh of Allbrook, Hampshire. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial Panel 24.
Memorial plaque in St Matthews church
Second Boer War 1899-1902
Yonge George A
Sgt Major Rhodesia Regiment commanded by Lieut-Colonel HCO Plumer. Died 22/10/1899 at Pont Drift, Transvaal. Aged 28. Nephew of novelist Charlotte Yonge. Commemorated St Matthews church, Otterbourne.

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