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PETERSFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed David Lloyd (Petersfield RBL)
Researched Martin Edwards & John Symonds 2009

The Petersfield War memorial is located in the High Street, about 200 metres from the Market Square, Petersfield, and takes the form of a cenotaph in thr form of a square pillar mounted on a base; the inscription is to be found within insets in the sides of the memorial. There are 100 names for those who fell in World War 1, 53 names for World War 2 and one for the Falklands Conflict in 1982. The memorial was first unveiled and dedicated in 1922. On Easter Sunday 2006 a short service to commemorate the rededication of the War Memorial in Petersfield High Street. The freshly cleaned monument also had two new names added to the role for servicemen who had fallen in World War 2 and the Falklands War; extra ironmongery was also added around the base. The names listed here are split on the memorial by the service, e.g. Hamsphire Regiment, Royal Navy, and by conflict but have been sorted into alphabetical order within each conflcit for ease of reading and research.

 

 

 

1914-1918

BAILEY Harold
Private 2058, 6th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 26 August 1918. Aged 33. Son of William and Harriett Bailey, of Petersfield, Hants. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot V. Row D. Grave 12.
BAKER George
[Listed as 14th battalion on CWGC] Private 21387, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 41. Born Stroud, enlisted Winchester, resident Petersfield. Son of William and Jane Baker, of 6, Madeline Rd., Petersfield, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162.
BAKER W
Royal Navy - possibly William BAKER, Private PO/12745, H.M.S. Queen Mary, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 31. Husband of May Frances Baker, of 12, Trafalgar Square, Forton, Gosport. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 22.
BARHAM, MM Ernest G
Sapper 126913, 50th (Northumbrian) Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died as a German prisoner of war 13 September 1918. Aged 20. Born Portsmouth, enlisted Petersfield. Son of Ernest Frank and Rosa Barham, of 76, Balfour Rd., Portsmouth. In the 1911 census he was a schoolboy, resident 115 Emsworth Road, Portsmouth. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 1.
BOXALL J
probably Horace BOXALL, Rifleman 3628, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 30 September 1914. Born Terwick, Sussex, enlisted Gosport, resident Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
BRIDGER Edward [John]
Private 27354, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born and enlisted Petersfield. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot XI. Row B. Grave 7.
BRIDGER John
Private M2/188438, 739th Mechanical Transport Comapny, Royal Army Service Corps Died in the Balkans 24 October 1918 [SDGW] or 28 September 1918 [CWGC]. Aged 35. Born Elsted, Sussex, enlisted and resident Petersfield. Son of James and Rose Bridger. of Petersfield; husband of Ellen Bridger, of 12, Sheep St., Petersfield, Hants. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 268.
BROWN Charles Frederick John
Corporal 12879, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 April 1918. Born Shoreham, Sussex, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Petersfield. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 37.
BUTCHER Ernest Charles
Private 18170, "A" Company, 14th (Service) Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 July 1916. Aged 35. Born Southwark, London, enlisted Winchester, resident Petersfield. Husband of Emma Butcher, of 36, Charles St., Petersfield. In the 1911 census he was a Walking Stick and Umbrella Mounter, aged 29, living at 36 Charles Street, Petersfield, father of three children. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.
BUTCHER E F
No further information currently available
CAINE John
Private PO/1262S, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died of wounds 26 August 1917. Aged 33. Son of John Caine, of Lindford, Bordon Camp, Hants; husband of Kate King, of 92 or 84, Rushes Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Sent to France 21 November 1916 with the BEF. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 33.
CHAPMAN Alfred Walter
Private 57349 [SDGW] or 57339 [CWGC], 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 30 May 1918. Aged 30. Born Petersfield, enlisted Henley-on-Thames, resident Slough, Buckinghamshire. Son of Walter James and Rachel Chapman, of "Gatcombe," Southbourne, Emsworth, Hants.; husband of Marguerite Blanche Mary Taylor (formerly Chapman), of Slough. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
CHAPMAN Donald Frank
Engineer Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Mechanician, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in action 20 January 1918 when the armed trawler H.M.S. Mechanician was torpedoed West of St Catherine's Point. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 30.
CHECKSFIELD George Herbert
Private 22864, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1916. Aged 35. Born Chelsea, London, enlisted Petersfield. Son of George and Ellen C. Checksfield, of 8, Sandringham Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section Q. grave 20.
CHITTY Harold Thomas
Private 280981, 1/6th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 7 November 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Petersfield, resident Buriton. Son of Thomas and Rosa Chitty, of The Sandpits, Weston, Petersfield, Hants. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 8.
CLAPP George Edward
Private 280892, 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 31 August 1916. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 21 and 63.
COLLIS Frank
Private 202745, 2/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 July 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Petersfield. Husband of Gertrude Collis, of 10, Bannerman Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 7.
CONDY Reginald Henry
[Listed as Henry CORDY on SDGW and Henry CONDY on CWGC] Private 17708, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Portsmouth. In the 1911 census he is listed as a Soldier, aged 19, born Petersfield, resident Shorncliffe Camp, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAl MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
COOK F
Royal Navy there are six possibilities for this man
CROCKFORD Edward Ethelbert
Corporal 17627, erd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 12 April 1918. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
CUDMER Alfred
Private 27606, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 March 1918. Aged 37. Born Maldon, Essex, enlisted Petersfield. Son of Thomas Cudmer, of Maldon, Essex; husband of Florence Margaret Cudmer, of Blue Gate Lodge, Holmbush, Faygate, Horsham. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 38.
DAY P
No further information currently available
DENNIS Arthur William
Gunner 144589, 223rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25 July 1917. Aged 34. Born Riplington, Hampshire, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Hurst, near Petersfield. Son of Edward and Harriet Dennis; husband of Ada Fanny Dennis, of 28, Rushes Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row A. Grave 21.
DENNIS Ernest
Private 280756, 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 31 August 1916. Born Est Meon, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Petersfield. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY. Iraq. Plot XXI. Row J. Grave 7.
EADE Frederick [John]
Private 12904, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 December 1914. Aged 30. Born Steep, enlisted Fareham, resident Petersfield. Son of Frederick and Lizzie Eade, of 53, Rushes Rd., Petersfield, Hants; brother of William (below). Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 6A.
EADE William
Private 19627 [CWGC] or 10627 [SDGW], 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 24. Born Steep, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Petersfield. Son of Frederick and Lizzie Eade, of 53, Rushes Rd., Petersfield, Hants; brother of Frederick (above). Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 13.
EDWARDS C E
No further information currently available - too many entries without detail to allow identification of this man
ELDRED John Sturgess

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment attached 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds 27 November 1914. Aged 20. Son of Paymr. Capt. E. H. Eldred, C.B.E., R.N., and Mrs. E. F. H. Eldred, of Myrtle Cottage, Portchester, Fareham, Hants. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 August to December 1914:

2nd LIEUTENANT JOHN STURGESS ELDRED, 2nd BATTN. THE PRINCE OF WALES'S LEINSTER REGIMENT (ROYAL CANADIANS), born at Sheerness-on-Sea on the 19th September, 1894, was the second son of Fleet-Paymaster Edward H. Eldred, R.N., and a grandson of Edgar Eldred, Esq., of Petersfield, and of the late Commander Richard Sturgess.

He was educated at Weymouth College (Junior School), Old Catton, Norwich, and the R.M.C., Sandhurst. He was gazetted to the Leinster Regiment in August, 1914, and served for a short time at Tipperary and Cork, being then attached to the 2nd Battn. Royal Irish Rifles in the North of France.

He died at Boulogne on the 27th November of wounds received at Ypres on the 8th November, 1919.

EVERSHED Walter
Private S/43589, 1/5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 13 October 1918. Born Bellinghurst, Surrey, enlisted Chichester. Formerly S/4/094881, Army Service Corps and G/92022, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in AVESNES-LE-SEC COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 14.
FAIRMINER William Arthur
Private 9116, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 November 1914. Aged 20. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Winchester. Son of William Robert Fairminer, of 9, Rushes Rd., Petersfield, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.
FARR Frank R
Private G/21810, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 4 September 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Chichester. Son of Mrs. Martha Jane Farr, of 17, Borough Hill, Petersfield, Hants. Formerly 25037, Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried in GROOTEBEEK BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 3
FLIPP Charles Collins
Petty Officer Stoker 294461, (RFR/PO/B/3465). H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when she was sunk along with HMS Monmouth by the German armoured cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau under Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee with the loss of her entire complement of 900 hands in the Battle of Coronel, on 1 November 1914, off the Chilean coast. Aged 32. Son of the late John Collins Flipp and Ann Flipp, of Petersfield, Hants; husband of Alice Jane Scott (formerly Flipp), of "The Good Intent," 46, College St., Petersfield, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 3.
GARD [Joseph] William
Private 23218 [SDGW] or 33218 [CWGC], 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31 Jukly 1917. Aged 37. Born Bristol, enlisted Winchester, resident Petersfield. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gard, of 18, Chapel St., Petersfield; husband of Bertha Gard, of 39, Windsor Rd., Petersfield, Hants. no known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.
GITTINGS F J
No further information currently available - there is a Canadian soldier listed as Frederick Joseph GITTINGS but his details do not tally with Petersfield - see National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3572 - 42 and CWGC entry for Frederick Joseph GITTINGS
HADWICK Frederick G
Stoker 1st Class K/10413(PO), H.M.S. Albermarle, Royal Navy. Died 23 January 1919. Aged 27. Born Petersfield. Son of Mrs. Emily Hadwick, of 23, Church Path, Petersfield, Hants; resident 13, Durford Road, Petersfield, in the 1911 census. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 2945.
HAMMICK, MiD Stephen Frederick

Captain, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 18 April 1916. Aged 45. Son of Col. Sir St. Vincent A. Hammick, 3rd Bart., and (Penelope) Lady Hammick; husband of Muriel Katharine Hammick, of Lythanger, Liss, Hants. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row K. Grave 5.

Extract from du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Volume 2 page 155:

HAMMICK, STEPHEN FREDERICK, Capt., 2nd (52nd Foot), attd. 1st (43rd Foot), Battn. The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, only s. of Col. Sir St. Vincent Alexander Hammick, 3rd Bart., General Staff, B.A., by his 1st wife, Penelope Sarah Blanche, dau. Charles William Beauclerk, of Winchfield House. co. Hants; b. Camberley, and York Town, co. Surrey, 2 Feb. 1871; educ. Marlborough College and Brasenose College, Oxford: gazetted 2nd Lieut. Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 24 Jan. 1894: promoted lieut. 5 June, 1897, and Capt. 11 Dec. 1900; served in the South African War 1899-1902; took part in the Relief of Kimberley: operations in the Orange Free State Feb. to May, 1900, including operations at Paardeberg 17 to 26 Feb. (slightly wounded); operations in Orange River Colony May. to Nov. 1900 operations in the Transvaal March to July. 1901, and Oct. 1901 to 31 May, 1902, and those in Orange River Colony Dec. 1900, to March. 1901, and July. 1901, to March, 1902 (Queen's Medal with three clasps and King's Medal with two clasps). He retired from the Army on retired pay 3 Nov. 1909, to serve in the Reserve: rejoined 4 Aug. 1914; served in the European War 1914-16; embarked with the Expeditionary Force 23 Nov. 1914. to join the 2nd Battn. Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, with which he served until 16 May. 1916, when he was wounded during the action at Richebourg l'Avoué, and invalided to England: served at home with the 3rd (Reserve) Battn.; proceeded to Mesopotamia 10 Dec. with a draft to join the 1st Battn., which at that time was besieged in Rut; took part in the attack on the Turkish position at Ess Sinn, 6 March, 1918, and died in the Base Hospital at Basra 18 April following, from wounds received in action while commanding the firing line of his provisional battalion during the attack on the Turkish position at Sanna-i-Yat. His Commanding Officer wrote: “He was in command of the firing line on the morning of 6 April, when the battalion was under the hottest rifle and machine-gun fire he had ever experienced at about 800 to 400 yards. He was shot through the right lung early in the day, but continued to lead hi-company until a bullet shattered his right elbow joint. He fell gallantly in an action described to me afterwards by our Brigadier as worthy of the best traditions of the 43rd, and is a great loss to the Regiment, and especially to me on account of the work he did for me, and his cheerfulness under all Circumstances.” and one of his Commanding Officers (now Commanding a division) when he was serving in France, on hearing of his death: “He will indeed be a loss to the Regiment. He commanded a company while I was still with the Regiment, and kept things going so well with his unvarying cheerfulness. I know his men were very fond of him, as of course we all were. He always did his duty moat gallantly and was wonderfully fearless.” He m. at Rogate, 6 June, 1906, Muriel Katharine, 4th dau. of the late Capt. Andrew Hamilton Russell, 58th Regt., of the Heath House, Petersfleld, co. Hants), and had two daus.: Penelope Katharine, 5.3 Dec. 1910. and Pamela Blanche. b. 15 Oct. 1913.

HARRIS William Henry
Private 24618, 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Killed in action. 8 June 1917. Aged 28. Husband of Mildred Constance Harris, of 31, Jackson Rd., Holloway, London, England. Emigrated 1913. Son of Mrs & Mrs H. Harris, of College Street, Petersfield. Buried in WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 17.
HAYTER T
No further information currently available
HERRIOTT Herbert Alfred
Lance Corporal 8608, 15th (King's) Hussars. Died of wounds 28 August 1914. Born Froxfield, Petersfield, enlisted and resident Petersfield. Buried in HAUTRAGE MILITARY CEMETERY, Saint-Ghislain, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 17.
HOCKADAY C
Royal Navy - possibly Charles Richard Hockaday, Able Seaman 203470, (RFR, PO/B/2600). H.M.S. Bayano, Royal Navy. Died 11 March 1915. In the 1901 census Charles Hockaday is listed as single, Crew Member, aged 17, Boy 1st Class, born St Leonard, Middlesex at sea or abroad. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 7. Connection with Petersfield not yet ascertained.
HOWGILL Thomas [Henry]
Private CH.2217(S), 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action 6 November 1917. A Butcher by trade. Mother, Jane, 49 Keogh Rd., Stratford, London E15. Enlisted 29 March 1917, age 37, embarked Royal Marine Brigade 18 May 1917, draft for BEF 7 August 1917, joined 10th Entrenching Battalion from Base Depot Calais 28 August 1917, joined 2nd Royal Marine Battalion 4 October 1917 until his death. in 1911 he was a Butcher's Assistant, aged 31, single, born West Ham, Essex, living with his widowed mother at 7 North Road. Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 1 and 162A. Connection with Petersfield not yet ascertained.
HUDSON Frank [James]

Private 6110, 1st King's Dragoon Guards. Killed in action 20th November 1914. Born and enlisted Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3.

HUMPHREYS Charles Harold
[Spelt HUMPHRIES on CWGC and SDGW] Lance Sergeant 6014, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 28 April 1915. Aged 30. Born and resident Hackney, London, enlisted London. Son of the late George and Mary Humphries, of 57, Oakfield Rd., Cannon Hill, Birmingham; husband of Mabel Bridgen (formerly Humphries), of 9, Hylton Rd., Petersfield, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.
IFOULD, MM Frank
Private 7770, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21 January 1918. Aged 26. Born Broadridge heath, Surrey, enlisted Winchester, resident Petersfield. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Ifould, of Petersfield, Hants. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 5.
JONES, VC Loftus William

Commander, H.M.S. Shark, Royal Navy. Killed at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 36. Posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Born 13 November 1879 to Admiral Loftus Francis Jones and Gertrude (neé Gray), of 30, Sussex Road, Petersfield, Hampshire. Moved from Fiskebackil Cemetery, Sweden and reburied in KVIBERG CEMETERY, Sweden. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 4. Also commemorated on a plaque in Churchers College, Petersfield. His biography is listed on the Royal Naval Museum web site.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
COMMANDER LOFTUS WILLIAM JONES
ROYAL NAVY, H.M.S. SHARK
KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND MAY 31ST 1916
BURIED AT FISKEBACKSKIL IN SWEDEN JUNE 24TH 1916
AWARDED THE POSTHUMOUS HONOUR OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
'IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MOST CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY IN THE COURSE OF THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND'
FEAR GOD - HONOUR THE KING

Citation from The London Gazette, 6 March 1917

On the afternoon of the 31st May, 1916, during the action, Commander Jones in H.M.S. "Shark", Torpedo Boat Destroyer, led a division of Destroyers to attack the enemy Battle Cruiser Squadron. In the course of this attack a shell hit the "Shark's" bridge, putting the steering gear out of order, and very shortly afterwards another shell disabled the main engines, leaving the vessel helpless. The Commanding Officer of another Destroyer, seeing the "Shark's" plight, came between her and the enemy and offered assistance, but was warned by Commander Jones not to run the risk of being almost certainly sunk in trying to help him. Commander Jones, though wounded in the leg, went aft to help connect and man the after wheel. Meanwhile the forecastle gun with its crew had been blown away, and the same fate soon afterwards befell the after gun and crew. Commander Jones then went to the midship and the only remaining gun, and personally assisted in keeping it in action. All this time the "Shark" was subjected to very heavy fire from enemy light cruisers and destroyers at short range. The gun's crew of the midship gun was reduced to three, of whom an Able Seaman was soon badly wounded in the leg. A few minutes later Commander Jones was hit by a shell, which took off his leg above the knee, but he continued to give orders to his gun's crew, while a Chief Stoker improvised a tourniquet round his thigh. Noticing that the Ensign was not properly hoisted, he gave orders for another to be hoisted. Soon afterwards, seeing that the ship could not survive much longer, and as a German Destroyer was closing, he gave orders for the surviving members of the crew to put on lifebelts. Almost immediately after this order had been given, the "Shark" was struck by a torpedo and sank. Commander Jones was unfortunately not amongst the few survivors from the "Shark" who were picked up by a neutral vessel in the night.

KELLY William Charles
Private 14547, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1916. Aged 25. Born Arlesford, enlisted Winchester, resident Peterfield. Son of Harry and Ellen Kelly, of West Meon, Petersfield, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
KELSEY Oswald
Private 9571 [SDGW] or 8571 [CWGC], "Y" Company, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Alexandria 28 June 1915. Aged 26. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Winchester. Son of Mrs. S. A. Kelsey, of 9, Hylton Rd., Petersfield, Hants, and the late Mr. J. Kelsey. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section L. Grave 65.
KNELLER Percival Charles

Sergeant 6992, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 July 1915. Born Southampton, enlisted Winchester, resident Laureldene. in the 1911 census he is listed as aged 25, living at Wellington Lines, Aldershot [Military]. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey, Special Memorial Row C. Grave 194.

Note: There are now 3,360 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 2,226 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate many casualties known or believed to be buried among them, including 142 officers and men of the 1st Essex who died on 6 August 1915, and 47 of the 1st/7th Scottish Rifles killed on 28 June.

KNIGHT Henry George
Private 20422, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 July 1917. Aged 19. Born twickenham, Middlesex, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Petersfield. Son of George and Mary Knight, of 18, The Causeway, Petersfield. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 10.
KNIGHT William [John]
Corporal 17347, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 July 1916. Aged 18. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Portsmouth. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). His birth was registered as William John Knight, October to December Quarter 1898 in the Petersfield Registration District, Hampshire. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 94.
LACEY H
Hampshire Regiment - there is a C H Lacey on the CWGC from Petersfield
LAMB Tom
Bombardier 27576, 5th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 7 August 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident Romsey, enlisted Southampton. Husband of Elsie C. Lamb, of 21, Station Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 15.
LEACHMAN, CIE, DSO Gerard Evelyn

Lieutenant-Colonel (Political officer), Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in mesopotamia 12 August 1920. Born 27 July 1880 at Faurley, Petersfield. Awarded the Companion of The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.) and the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Also commemorated on a plaque in Churchers College, Petersfield. See also Charterhouse School

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GERARD EVELYN LEACHMAN C.I.E. D.S.O.
LT COLONEL SUSSEX REGT POLITICAL OFFICER
BORN AT FAURLEY PETERSFIELD 27TH JULY 1880
KILLED IN MESOPOTAMIA 12TH AUGUST 1920

D.S.O. details - LEACHMAN, G. E. (D.S.O. L.G. 2.4.19) (Details, L.G. 10.12.19); b. 27.7.80; 2nd Lt., R. Suss. R.. 20.1.00; Lt. 15.10.02; Capt. 19.3.10 ; Major and Bt. Lt.-Col., R. Sussex R., att. Political Dept. (Mesopotamia); C.I.E.; served Europ. War; Despatches.

Details, from the London Gazette 10 December 1919:

LEACHMAN, GERARD EVELYN, C.I.E., Major and Brevet Lieut.-Colonel, Royal Sussex Regt., attached Political Department (Mesopotamia). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Huwaish on 28 Oct. 1918, and again at Qaiyarah on 30 Oct. 1918. He displayed marked courage in personally reconnoitring in his own unarmoured car, under heavy fire, ground over which the heavier armoured cars could not move. He then returned to guide them to the attack. The success attained by these cars during the operations was largely due to his intimate knowledge of the country and fearless leading over a trackless desert.

LEGGATT George
Corporal 1684, 17th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment transferred to 127476, 212th Area Employment C ompany, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 17 April 1918. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Petersfield. Son of Robert and Jane Leggatt, of Petersfield; husband of Jane Leggatt, of 28, Boro' Rd., Petersfield. Formerly 1684, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row D. Grave 34.
MARTIN Arthur Alfred
Lance Corporal 32504, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 September 1918. Aged 40. Born Loose, Kent, enlisted Petersfield. Husband of R. H. Powell (formerly Martin), of 10, Cleveland Rd., Ilford, Essex. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 8.
MOREY James Hammond
Private 33127, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Havant, enlisted St. Alban's, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, an Ironmonger's Assistant, born Havant, single, living at 9 Tilmore Road, Petersfield. Formerly 6519, Bedfordshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
NORRIS H
probably Harry James NORRIS, Private 11287, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2 April 1918. Aged 28. Born and resident Blackmoor, enlisted Maidenhead. Son of James and Fanny Norris, of Church Cottages, Blackmoor, East Liss, Hants. In 1911 Census he was a Farm Labourer, aged 18, born Blackmoor, living at Blackmoor, Liss, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 56 and 57.
NORTH William Henry
Acting Sergeant T.F.242317, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 27 May 1918. Born petersfield, enlisted Winchester, resident Aldershot. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
ODELL Samuel
Private 241808, 1/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 16 August 1916. Aged 24. Born petersfield, enlisted Winchester. Son of Thomas and Jane H. Odell, of 18, Rushes Rd., Petersfield, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
OSBORNE Frank George
Private 244187, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 June 1918. Born Farringdon, Berkshire, enlisted Winchester, resident Petersfield. Formerly 1633, Hampshire Carabiniers. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
PARTLAND M Richard
Private 7543, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 July 1915. Born Boyle, Co. Roscommon, enlisted Winchester, resident Petersfield. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 18.
PAY Ernest
Leading Stoker 307382, H.M.S. Bulwark, Royal Navy. Died 26 November 1914. Aged 27. Son of Sydney and Priscilla Pay, of 20, Hylton Rd., Petersfield, Hants. In the 1901 census he was a general Labourer, aged 13, born Harting, Sussex, resident Dumpford Lane, Elsted. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 4.
PAY Edward C
Private 22628, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 September 1916. Born and enlisted Petersfield. In the 1911 census he is a 'plummer', aged 20, living with his parent, John and Elizabeth, at 88 Rushes Road Petersfield. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row L. Grave 19.
PEIRCE W R
Hampshire Regiment - probably Walter Harold Pearce, Private 201321, 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 24 February 1917. Born Holt, Hampshire (Upham in 1911 census), enlisted Winchester, resident Upton, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. panel 21 and 63.
PEIRSON Dan
Leading Seaman 213526, H.M.S. Bulwark, Royal Navy. Died 26 November 1914. Aged 29. Son of Daniel Pierson, of Bepton, Midhurst; husband of Edith Louisa Hunter (formerly Pierson), of 4, Higher Sea Lane, Charmouth, Dorset. In the 1911 census 1901 census he is a son, aged 17, a Boy in the Royal Navy, born Liss and in the 1911 census as an Able Seaman, Royal Navy, aged 27, born Petersfield, resident Royal Naval School Gunnery, Whale Island, Portsmouth. Buried in GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, Kent. Naval Plot 23. Grave 1211.
PESKETT Charles Edward
Stoker 1st Class K/4392, H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when she was sunk along with HMS Monmouth by the German armoured cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau under Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee with the loss of her entire complement of 900 hands in the Battle of Coronel, on 1 November 1914, off the Chilean coast. Aged 23. Son of Charles Edwin and Ada Jane Peskett, of 22, Tilmore Rd., Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 4.
PORTER Thomas
Gunner 1476, 146th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 27 October 1916. Born Rogate, Sussex, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Petersfield. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot I. Row G. Grave 6.
POWELL A
Royal Navy - there was an Arthur POWELL in the 1901, aged 9, born 1892 at Petersfield, aged 9, living at 6, Borough Road, Petersfield, and an Arthur POWELL, aged 2, born 1899 Petersfield, living at 1, (Union Workhouse), Ramshill, Petersfield also Albert POWELL, aged 25, single, a Farm Carter, born Steep, living at 24, Sussex Road, Petersfield - none of these was living in Petersfield in 1911. Arthur Powell, aged 19, a Harness Maker, born petersfield was lving withn his uncle at 12 Cornfield Road, Reigate in the 1911 census, the other two cannot be located. He is not the A Powell, Drake battalion, Royal Naval Reserve who died 30 March 1918.
PRATT James William
Corporal 14222, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 or 3 September 1916. Aged 30. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Portsmouth. Son of Henry and Harriett Pratt, of Petersfield. Buried in ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 46.
PRATT William Joseph
Private 76582, 11th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died in Salonika 19 October 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Petersfield. Son of Henry and Harriett Pratt, of Petersfield, Hants. Buried in PLOVDIV CENTRAL CEMETERY, Bulgaria. Section C. Grave 3.
PROVENS H
Hampshire Regiment - possibly Herbert PROVINS, Private 14801, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 May 1915. Aged 24. Born Datchet, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Winchester, resident Worling (sic), Surrey. Son of the late Mr. H. Provins, of 3, Walton Rd., Woking, Surrey. In the 1911 census he was a boarder, aged 20, Shop Assistant, born Datchet, resident 35 Sarah Street, Darwen, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35. [Although this man does not appear to have connection with Petersfield it is the only name that comes near to the entry on the memorial]
RANDALL Albert Edward
Private 43433, 2/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1918. Aged 17. Born Durley, enlisted Winchester, resident East Meon. In the 1911 census he was aged 10, a scholar, born Durley, Hampshire, living with his parents at Hall House, East Meon Petersfield. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 13
REED Percy
[Listed on memorial as Hampshire Regiment] Private 27840 [SDGW] or 27849 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 31 May 1918. Enlisted and resident Petersfield. Formerly 24837, Dorsetshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
REEVES Charles Edwin
Private 9520, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. killed in action 22 April 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Petersfield. Son of George and Mary Reeves, of 20, Osborne Rd., Petersfield, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 73.
ROSE Arthur Henry
Private 25033, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1917. Aged 32. Born Haslemere, Surrey, enlisted Petersfield. Son of George and Louisa Rose, of 30, Borough Rd., Petersfield; husband of Lily Marion Rose, of 15A, The Causeway, Petersfield, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162.
RUDDERHAM Edward Charles
Private 203206, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 1 August 1918. Aged 29. SBorn petersfield, enlisted Littlehampton, Sussex. on of Mrs. S. J. Rudderham, of 18, Tilmore Terrace, Tilmore Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Buried in RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE, Aisne, France. Plot IIIA. Row B. Grave 4.
RUSSELL A C H

possibly A C Hamilton RUSSELL, Captain, Royal Army Ordnance Department. Died 27 October 1918. Son of Andrew Hamilton Russell and his wife Stephanie (nee Lagier); husband of the late Marguerite Eynard. Buried in the grave of the Eynard family in Rolle Communal Cemetery and commemorated on a special memorial in VEVEY (ST. MARTIN'S) CEMETERY, Switzerland.

Note: In the year 1916, agreements were made between the Swiss Government and the French, British and German Governments under which a certain number of wounded prisoners of war were interned in Switzerland. The first British prisoners arrived on Swiss soil at the end of May, 1916; and the average number under treatment during the remainder of the war was 2,000. Of these, 61 died before repatriation; and, including other casualties, 88 British and Dominion sailors, soldiers and airmen, fallen in the Great War, are buried in Swiss soil. The 1914-18 War graves were concentrated in from the following sites; at Arosa, at Berne, at Chateaud'oex, at Chur, at Clarens, at Constance, at Couvet, at Fribourg, at Interlaken, at Laufenburg, at Lausanne, at Lauterbrunnen, at Leysin and at Sierre.

RUSSELL [William] Herbert
Rifleman 48788, Rifle Brigade (the Prince Consort's Own) posted to 2/10th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 21 September 1918. Aged 18. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex. Son of Frederick William and Agnes Russell, of 45, Rushes Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Formerly 517408, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.
SAXBY S G
possibly George Scrase SAXBY, Second Lieutenant, 9th (County of London) Battalion (queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 22 April 1917. Aged 34. Son of George and Emily E. Saxby, of Twickenham House, Abingdon. Appears in the 1901 census at Abingdon, but cannot locate on 1911 census. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row P. Grave 25.
SHEPHERD Arthur Thomas
Lance Corporal WR/254405, 268th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died 23 June 1918. Born and enlisted Petersfield. Husband of Mrs. R. Shepherd of 55, Rushes Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 20.
SMITH W

There are two W SMITH's from Petersfield, either:

Walter Smith, Private 25215, 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 37. Born Hinton Ampney, enlisted Winchgester, resident Bramdean. Son of William and Eliza Smith, of Wood Lane, Bramdean, Alresford; husband of Flora Elizabeth Smith, of Hill View, West Meon, Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90 and 162.

or more probably

Walter Smith, Lance Corporal 102685, 8th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). killed in action 6 June 1918. Aged 20. Born Petersfield, enlisted Norwich. Son of Walter and Mary Smith, of 4A, North Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Formerly 30712, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in LA NEUVILLE-AUX-LARRIS MILITARY CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 42.

SPARKES Thomas Charles
Rifleman 45202, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 12 October 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Portsmouth. Son of Mrs. L. A. Edwards, of 14, Sussex Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Formerly S/36690, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY, MONTAY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 10.
SPIERS James H
Lance Corporal 200988, Hampshire Regiment. Died 14 May 1919. Aged 24. Born East Meon. Son of James and Louisa Spiers. resident Chapel Street, East Meon, Eastmeon, in 1911 census. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 2976.
STEWART Alistere Douglas
Lieutenant, General List and Royal Flying Corps. Killed 13 October 1917. Aged 28. Son of Capt. and Mrs. N. P. Stewart, of Plas Ladwig, Bangor. husband of Dorothy Stella Stewart, of Heath Farm House, Petersfield, Hants. Buried in UPAVON CEMETERY, Wiltshire. Grave 14.
STOVOLD Frank E
Private 20733, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born Farnham, Surrey, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
STUBBINGTON Albert Gilbert
Private 8098, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 15 September 1916. Born and enlisted Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63.
STUBBINGTON Charles

Private 22009, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 November 1917. Born petersfield, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Havant. Buried in MARCOING BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Special Memorial 23.

Note: There are now nearly 400, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over half are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 19 soldiers from the United Kingdom, four from Canada and one from New Zealand, known or believed to be buried among them.

STUBBINGTON Frank
Private 8958, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 23 August 1916. Born and resident Petersfield, enlisted Gosport. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63.
STUBBINGTON William Charles
Able Seaman 231916, H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when she was sunk along with HMS Monmouth by the German armoured cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau under Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee with the loss of her entire complement of 900 hands in the Battle of Coronel, on 1 November 1914, off the Chilean coast. Aged 28. Son of Esther Stubbington, of 39, Borough Rd., Petersfield, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 2.
TOMS Frederick James
Able Seaman J/25702, H.M.S. Mary Rose, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk by the German cruisers SMS Brummer and SMS Bremse 17 October 1917. Son of Thomas William and Sarah Elizabeth Toms, of 65, Cross St, Portsea, Portsmouth. Native of Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 21.
VIDLER Benjamin
Steward 678400, H.M.S. Clan McNaughton, Mercantile Marine Reserve. Lost with his ship, an armed merchant cruiser, when it was sunk off the north coast of Ireland with the loss of all 261 on board 3 February 1915. Aged 24. Son of Thomas and Anne Vidler, of Steep, Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 19.
WALKER V
Royal Navy - No further information currently available
WATERIDGE Edgar Charles
Private 18157, 11th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 June 1916. Aged 19. Born Shawford, enlisted Fort Nelson, resident Petersfield. Son of James and Maria Wateridge, of 3, The Spain, Petersfield, Hants. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 70.
WEST Sidney Charles John
Private 203757, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Dorking, Sussex, enlisted Petersfield. Formerly 25216, Hampshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 50 and 51.
WHITTINGTON William James

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 16 and 17.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2 January - June 1915:

2nd LIEUTENANT WILLIAM JAMES WHITTINGTON, 4th (EXTRA RESERVE) (attd. 2nd) BATTN. THE ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS, the elder son of W. J. Whittington, of Petersfield, was born in that town on the 18th October, 1801. He was educated at Churcher's College, Petersfield, after- wards going to University College, Reading. He was Stroke in his College Eight at Henley in 1913. In August, 1912, he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Special Reserve, and when War against Germany was declared two years later he was called up for active service and was attached to the 2nd Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

2nd Lieutenant Whittington was killed at Festubert on the 16th May, 1915. He was last seen alive charging the German position at the head of his Platoon across an open space of three hundred yards, swept by machine-gun fire and covered by shells and shrapnel. He was afterwards seen by some of the survivors of his Platoon, after the trenches had been taken, lying dead on his face on the German parapet. A brother officer wrote : " The one or two of us Who are left miss him more than we can say, for he had a fine lovable character, and as a soldier devoid of fear was loved by his men." He was buried near Festubert.

WILSON Arthur Henry

Captain, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action at Paradis, France 18 October 1914. Aged 39. Son of Col. and Mrs W.H. Wilson, of Broadview, Petersfield. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice, Volume 1, August to December 1914:

CAPTAIN ARTHUR HENRY WILSON, 1st BATTN. THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, who was killed in action on the 18th October, 1914, was the only surviving son of Colonel and Mrs. W. H. Wilson, of Broadview, Peters field, and was born on the 15th July, 1875. He entered the East Yorkshire Regiment from the Militia in December, 1896, becoming Lieutenant in June, 1898. From December, 1899, to May, 1900, he acted as Adjutant of his battalion.

He served in the South African War, taking part in the operations in the Orange Free State, including the action at Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), in the Orange River Colony, including actions at Biddulphsberg, Wittebergen, and Caledon River ; and was employed with the Mounted Infantry. He also served in Cape Colony, and again in the Orange River Colony in 1901-02, and received for his services the Queen's medal with three clasps and the King's medal with two clasps.

Captain Wilson obtained his company in January, 1903.

Also commemorated on a plaque in Churchers College, Petersfield.

IN MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN ARTHUR HENRY WILSON EAST YORKS REGT
ONLY SURVIVING CHILD OF COLONEL AND
MRS W. H. WILSON OF BROADVIEW PETERSFIELD
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON THE 18TH OF
OCTOBER 1914 AT PARADIS, FRANCE
AGED 39
"AND THUS DYING THOU SHALT DIE GREATLY"

WOODS F W

There are two F W WOODS that fit Petersfield, either:

Frederick William Woods, Lieutenant, "B" Company, 4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 August 1918. Aged 37. Son of Henry and Rosina Maria Woods, of 78, St. Vincent St., Southsea, Hants; husband of the late Ethel Annie Aldridge Woods. Native of Petersfield, Hants. India, Dec., 1914 to 1916; Dorset Regt., 1916 to 1917; Musketry Officer in America, Nov., 1917 to May 1918. Territorial Efficiency Medal. Buried in BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS, Somme, France.

or

Francis William Woods, Private G/73002, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) posted to 1/22nd Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Canterbury, Kent, resident Petersfield. Son of William and Sarah Ann Woods, of 6, Borough Rd., Petersfield, Hants. Formerly 35888, East Surrey Regiment. Buried in AUBERS RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, AUBERS, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 14.

WOOLGAR William Shadrack
[Listed as WOOLGER on CWGC] Lance Corporal 241715, 1/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917 [SDGW] or 16 November 1917 [CWGC]. Aged 31. Born Harting, Sussex, enlisted Alton, resident Petersfield. Son of Edwin and Lavina Woolgar, of Arran Farm Cottage, Petersfield, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.
WRIGHT Edwin
Lance Corporal 13936, "C" Company, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 19 September 1916. Aged 24. Born West Tilbury, Essex, enlisted Petersfield. Son of Margaret Wright, of 40, Rushes Rd., Petersfield, Hants, and the late James Wright. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row Y. Grave 6.
WRIGHT P
No further information currently available
1939 - 1945
AMEY Charles Frederick
Corproal 1924798, 1022 Port Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 16 December 1944. Aged 27. Born and resident Southampton. Son of Charles and Rosina May Amey; husband of Hilda Minnie Amey, of Milton, Southsea, Hampshire. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 43.
BIDDLECOMBE Roy
Private 5620332, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 22 February 1943. Aged 20. Born and resident Hampshire. Son of Harry and Dorothy Kate Biddlecombe; grandson of Mrs. E. Hobbs, of Steep, Hampshire. Buried in COLOMBO (KANATTE) GENERAL CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. Plot 6C. Row D. Grave 22.
BLOUNT Sidney
Lance Bomabrdier 1068221, Royal Artillery. Died 22 July 1942. Aged 33. Son of Charlie and Maria Blount; husband of Ivy Lilian Mary Blount, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4503.
BUDGELL Owen [Archibald]
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 120417, 353 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 July 1944. Aged 22. Son of Sidney Alfred and Eva Mary Budgell, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 5. Row B. Grave 7.
BURTON Allen Henley
Flying Officer (Pilot) 125752, 247 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 May 1943. Aged 29. Son of Norman and Matilda Hanwell Burton, of Epping, Essex. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4556.
CHAPMAN Charles George
Chief Officer, M.V. Nimbin (Sydney), Australian Merchant Navy. Lost with his ship when it was mined and sank off the coast of Australia 5 December 1940. Aged 56. Son of Walter James Chapman and Rachel Chapman; husband of Florence Elizabeth Chapman, of Petersham, New South Wales. No known grave. Commemorated on SYDNEY MEMORIAL, New South Wales, Australia. Panel 8.
COLLIS Sidney Charles
lance Corporal S/103499, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 1 may 1945. Aged 31. Son of Charles and Anne Collis, of Petersfield; husband of Grace Margaret Collis, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4697.
COOMBES Gerald Edward
Sergeant PO/X 22638, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Marines. Died in action 24 May 1941 when H.M.S. Hood was sunk during the pursuit of the German Battleship, Bismarck. Aged 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Coombes, of Petersfield, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 58, Column 2.
COOMBES John Joseph
Sergeant PO/X 1088, R.M. Group, M.N.B.D.O. 1., Royal Marines. Died 1 June 1941. Aged 27. Son of John J. Coombes and Annie Elizabeth Coombes; husband of Dorothy Ruth Coombes, of Petersfield, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 93.
COOMBES Reginald A G
Driver T/10663073, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 9 October 1943. Aged 32. Born and resident Hampshire. Son of Benjamin Robert and Ethel Daisy Coombes; husband of Winifred Mary Coombes, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot X. Row E. Grave 11.
DAVIS James
Civilian, aged 72, of Romsey. Injured 21 November 1940, at 1 Ramshill; died at Petersfield Hospital 22 November 1940.
DOWSE Albert James
Sapper 1854359, 150n Railway Construction Company, Royal; Engineers. Died 17 June 1940. Aged 40. Born and resident Portsmouth. Buried in LA BERNERIE-EN-RETZ COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Loire-Atlantique, France. Row B. Grave 24.
EVERSHED William Francis
Gunner 2062429, 48 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery attached to Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 2 February 1945. Aged 29. Son of Eliza Evershed, and stepson of Charlie Pearce, of Sheet, Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4684.
FARDELL Ashley Stanley John
Flight Lieutenant 107517, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10 March 1945. Aged 34. Son of Henry William and Alice Mary Fardell, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4691.
FELL [Matthew] Stanley
Fusilier 4268498, 2nd Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 31 May 1940. Aged 26. Son of William Stokel Fell and Sarah Fell; husband of Mary Katherine Fell, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in VEURNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Veurne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 9.
FINN Ernest John Benjamin

Aircraftman 1st Class 620115, Royal Air Force. Died 3 January 1945. Aged 28. Son of John Henry and Emily Finn, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 14. Row A. Grave 18.

GOFF Sidney Edward
Ordinary Seaman P/JX 175957, H.M.S. Neptune, Royal Navy. Died 19 December 1941. Aged 18. Son of Ernest Alfred and Emma Kate Goff, of Petersfield, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 50, Column 3.
GOODALL William Harding Edward
Sapper 2113036, Royal Engineers Died 13 August 1940. Aged 20. Son of George Henry and Emma Maria Goodall, of Sheet, Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4341.
GOODYEAR Frank
probably Trooper 555977, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars. Died 20 November 1941. Aged 29. Son of Frank and Sarah Goodyear. Buried in HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 15. Row C. Grave 3.
HAYDEN William Henry S
Able Seaman P/J 9441, H.M.S. erebus, Royal navy. Died 4 April 1941. Husband of M. Hayden, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4405.
HEDICKER Ronald Walter
Sergeant 9Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1318167, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 April 1943. Aged 20. Son of Reginald Walter and Gladys Anne Hedicker, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in CREIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Oise, France. Plot 2. Grave 353.
HOARE Arthur John
Leading Aircraftman 342664, Royal Air Force. Died 16 August 1940. Aged 38. Son of John and Susan Hoare, of Petersfield; husband of Hilda Blanche Hoare, of East Meon. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4343.
HOPKINS Edward John
Sergeant 5499409, 82 A.A./Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 15 March 1944. Aged 22. Son of Ernest Thomas Hopkins, and of Emily Mable Eliza Hopkins, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 16A. Row A. Grave 18-22.
HOPKINS Ernest Thomas
Chief Stoker P/K 11068, H.M.S. Victory III, Royal Navy. Died 3 February 1944. Aged 51. Husband of Emily Mabel Eliza Hopkins, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4606.
IXER Wilfred
Civilian, aged 61, Chief A.R.P. Officer of Public Assistance Institution. Husband of Alice Emily Ixer, of Freehills Farm, Bursledon. Died at 1 Ramshill 21 November 1940.
JOHNSON Leonard
Civilian, aged 65, of Privett, Froxfield. Died at 1 Ramshill 21 November 1940.
KITCHENER Reginald James
Able Seaman P/SSX 28648, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died in action 24 May 1941 when H.M.S. Hood was sunk during the pursuit of the German Battleship, Bismarck. Aged 19. Son of Ebenezer and Gertrude S. Kitchener, of Petersfield, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 48, Column 2.
KNIGHT Ronald Geoffrey
Private 14439616, 8th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 20 August 1944. Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs J Knight, of Riverside, Tilmore Gardens, Petersfield. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IIA. Row D. Grave 4.
MARSH Percy Gordon
Marine PO/2260, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Marines. Died in action 24 May 1941 when H.M.S. Hood was sunk during the pursuit of the German Battleship, Bismarck. Aged 33. Son of William Thomas Marsh and Kate Marsh; husband of Matilda Sarah Marsh, of Elson, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 59, Column 1.
MATTHEWS William David
Able Seaman P/JX 156636, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died in action 24 May 1941 when H.M.S. Hood was sunk during the pursuit of the German Battleship, Bismarck. Aged 20. Son of Howell and Daisy May Matthews, of Sheet, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 48, Column 3.
McCULLUM Peter
Leading Aircraftman 1199099, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13 November 1941. Aged 19. Son of Malcolm Major and Rachel Elizabeth McCallum, of Petersfield. Hampshire. Buried in MIAMI (GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC) CEMETERY, Oklahoma, United States of America. Block 14. Row 1. Grave 2.
MESSAM Gilbert Oban Victor
Flight Sergeant 1335098, 114 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Messam, of Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Floriana, Malta. Panel 14, Column 1.
MORRIS Harry George Edwin
Lance Corporal 13021330, 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 14 August 1942. Aged 27. Son of Thomas William and Ellen Morris, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4507.
MULLER Charles William
Sapper 2064323, 159 Railway construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died 17 June 1940. Aged 36. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Panel 26.
MUSSELWHITE Ronald Lionel [Kitchener]
corporal 5505465, 2/5th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment 9West Surrey). Died 25 February 1944. Aged 28. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Musselwhite, of Stroud, Hampshire; husband of Doris Marjorie Musselwhite, of Stroud. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 8. [Connection with petersfield unknown but this is the only R MUSSELWHITE on CWGC]
PARKER Leslie William
Sapper 2062430, Royal Engineers. Died 25 January 1942. Aged 30. Son of William George and Nellie Parker, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4471.
PEARCE G A
probably George Alfred PEARCE, Lance Sergeant 1018561, 7 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 19 October 1943. Aged 38. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 9. Row A. Grave 10.
PETT Roger William
Aircraftman 1st Class 1168771, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 3 July 1941. Aged 20. Son of William Thomas Pett and Elsie Margaret Pett, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4427.
QUINTON John
Private 5502813, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 30 July 1943. Aged 25. Son of Laura Quinton, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 7.
RENNISON Horace William George
Sergeant (Navigator) 926062, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12 June 1944. Aged 31. Son of Thomas George Henry and Florence Anna Rennison; husband of Kathleen Maud Rennison, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4634.
RESTELL Charles Henry
[Listed as Henry charles RESTELL on CWGC] Private 5498816, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 13 November 1940. Aged 22. Son of George Ernest and Annie Restell, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXXII. Row D. Grave 19.
RESTELL George Stanley
Leading Seaman P/JX 132795, H.M.S. Eagle, royal Navy. Died 14 March 1940. Aged 33. Son of George and Annie Restell; husband of Ivy Margaret Restell. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 38, Column 1.
RUTTER Emily Elizabeth (Miss)
Civilian, aged 23, died 21 November 1940 at 1 Ramshill, Petersfield.
SCRIMSHAW Mervin Eros Parkin
chief Enginer Room Artificer P/M 24909, H.M.S. Scorpion, Royal Navy. Died 13 February 1942. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 67, Column 1.
SMITH J
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SPIERS, MM Arthur Ernest
Lance Sergeant 2007945, 38 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22 April 1945. Aged 26. Son of Arthur William and Alice Sarah Spiers, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 18. Row B. Grave 4.
STEVENS Ronald
Craftsman 1578798, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers attached 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 16 july 1943. Aged 23. Son of William Ernest and Rose Stevens, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in SFAX WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot XI. Row D. Grave 16.
TIPPER Gerald [Frederick]
Ordinary Seaman P/JX 388852, H.M.S. Tynedale, Royal Navy. Died 12 December 1943. Aged 18. Son of Frederick and Kate Beatrice Tipper, of Petersfield, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 76, Column 3.
TRIGGS Frank

Sergeant 7607944, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 26 August 1943. Aged 26. Born Brighton, resident Hampshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Special memorial Plot 9 Row M Grave 4.

TRUEMAN Ronald William James
Telegraphist P/JX 160931, H.M.S. Hythe, Royal Navy. Died 11 October 1943. Aged 20. Son of Leonard James Trueman and Ruth Meader Trueman, of Petersfield, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 77, Column 1.
WALLER Charles Herbert
Lance Corporal 23301, Corps of Military Police. Died 17 April 1941. Son of William and Florence Victoria Waller; husband of Julia Anne Waller, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4408.
WEEKS Arthur Frank
Civilian, aged 51, of 1 Ramshill. Husband of Victoria Adeline Edith Weeks. Died at 1 Ramshill 21 November 1940.
WHYMAN Laurie Weston
Corporal 5179220, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 22 November 1944. Aged 33. Son of George and Louisa Whyman, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 7. Row H. Grave 11.
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ROBINSON-MOLTKE Glen S
Lieutenant-Commander, HMS Coventry, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was bombed and sunk while operating off the northern coast of West Falkland 25 May 1982. Resident Petersfield.
Not listed on memorial but buried in the cemetery
HEMING Alfred Townley
Private 757080, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 28 February 1917. Born 9 October 1878 in Canada. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 2857. National Archives of canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4242 - 25
PRAGNELL F C
Lance Corporal 12989, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 19 October 1916. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 2826.
STEWARD H N
Captain, 6th King Edward's Own Cavalry, Indian Army. Died 3 December 1916. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 2834.
WILKINS Albert
Private 7940853, Pioneer Corps. Died 13 November 1942. Aged 21. Son of Arthur McRae Wilkins and Ada Mary Wilkins, of Petersfield. Buried in PETERSFIELD CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave 4527.

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