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ROWLANDS CASTLE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons 2008

The Rowlands Castle war memorial is to be found at the junction of the B2148 and B2149 Whicher's Gate, outside St John the Baptist Churchyard. It is an obelisk like memorial mmeorial mounted on a plinth with tablets attached to the sides of the plinth. There are 29 names for World War 1 and 18 for World War 2. It was first unveiled by Admiral O'Callaghan and dedicated by the Bishop Suffragan of Southampton 2nd November 1919. It cost £245 0s 0d and was built by Mr Wilkin.
Photograph Copyright © Graham Parsons 2008

ERECTED
IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT
WHOSE NAMES
ARE INSCRIBED HEREON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919.
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
THE NAMES ARE ADDED OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
1939 - 1945

GREATER
LOVE
HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS
THAT HE LAY
DOWN
HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS

THIS MONUMENT IS A SACRED TRUST TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD,
TO BE CARED FOR AND CHERISHED FOR ALL TIME .
DEDICATED 2 NOVEMBER 1919

ALLEN
J H
Private, London Regiment - No further information currently available
BONCEY
Frank Frederick
Petty Officer Stoker 282969, HMS Victory, Royal Navy. Died 16th November 1915. Aged 38. Son of James and Sarah Boncey, of "Hill View," Titchfield Lane, Wickham, Hants.; husband of Susannah Boncey, of 26, Hawke St., Portsmouth. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 23. Grave 34.
BONCEY
Joseph James
Private PO/11603, HMS Invincible, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 31st May 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 22.
BONCEY
L J
Corporal, Royal Sussex Regiment - No further information currently available
BOLBECK
George
[Listed as BULBICK on SDGW and BULBECK on CWGC] Private 280786, 1/4th Battalion (Territorial), Hampshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 26th September 1916. Born and resident Rowlands castle, enlisted Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 21 and 63.
CLARK
T J
Artificer Engineer, Royal Navy - No further information currently available
CONDUCT
William
Private, Hampshire Regiment - either William Conduct, Private 14650, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915. Born and resident Bishops Waltham, enlisted Winchester. No known grave. Commmeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B. or William Harry Conduct, Private 33861, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 22nd April 1918. Born Droxford, enlisted Winchester, resident Havant. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 73.
ETHERINGTON
George Thomas
Private 283933, 4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Died of wounds 28th April 1917. Aged 20. Born Kingston, enlisted Holloway, resident Havant. Son of George and Lillian Etherington, of Havant, Hants. Formerly 6538, 4/3rd Battalion, London Regiment. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row L. Grave 12.
GEOGHEGAN
Herbert Lyne
Fleet Surgeon, HMS Black Prince, Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916. Son of Mrs. Geoghegan of Sliema, Malta, and the late Stannus Geoghegan; husband of Mrs. I. A. Downs (formerly Geoghegan), of Arun House, Climping, Littlehampton, Sussex. Educated at Neuwied, Germany, Queen's College, Galway and Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., M.D.). Translator of the German book "Bacteria" by Dr. Max Schottelius. Made five round trips in the P.S.N.C. before entering the Navy. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 11.
HUTCHINGS
Edward Charles
Private L/10412, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Born Frencham, Sussex, enlisted Chichester. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 20 and 21.
HUTCHINGS
G
Private, Hampshire Regiment - No further information currently available
JACOBS
Harry
Private 280761, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial), Hampshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 5th October 1918. Aged 33. Enlisted Portsmouth, resident Havant. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Jacobs, of 13, East Durrant's, North Havant, Hants. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 7.
JOHNSON
George Avis
Private G/16143, 11th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1917. Born Havant, enlisted Horsham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.
LEVETT
John
Private 6706, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 7th November 1914. Born Funtingdon, Sussex, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Havant. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.
MAYNARD
T
Private, Royal Army Service Corps - No further information currently available
MULLINS
Arthur [James]
Private L/7668, "G" Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 30th october 1914. Aged 28. Born Westminsetr, Middlesex, enlisted Chichester. Son of William and Amelia Mullins, of 10, Bedford Row, Worthing. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.
OLIVER
Thomas F
Private 2207, 1/4th Battalion (Territorial), Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 21st January 1916. Enlisted Portsmouth, resident Rowlands Castle. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 14.
PIGGOTT
Tom
Private 18097, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Rowlands Castle, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Havant. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
ROBINSON
L
Private, Gloucestershire Regiment probably Leonard Robinson, Private 22377, 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25th April 1916. Born Wescott, Surrey, enlisted Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 17.
RUSSELL
F S
Leading Seaman - No further information currently available
SELBY
Arthur Jesse Frank
Private 235818, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 30th June 1918. Aged 25. Enlisted Portsmouth, resident North Havant. Son of James and Harriet Selby, of 19, Redhill, North Havant, Hants; brother of James (below). Formerly 2518, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 14.
SELBY
James Charles
Private 27588, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Dued Tuesday 14th May 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted and resident Havant. Son of James and Harriet Selby, of 19 Redhill North Havant; husband of Laura J Selby, of 22 East Durrants, North Havantl brother of Jesse (above). Buried in honour LONGUNESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY.
SHEPPARD
S A
[Listed as Chief Petty Officer on memorial] Chief Stoker 289749, HM Submarine E18, Royal Navy. Died 11th June 1916. Aged 34. Son of John William and Harriet Elizabeth Sheppard, of Great Staughton, St. Neots, Hunts; husband of Ethel Maud Sheppard, of 7, The Green, Rowland's Castle, Havant. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 15.
STOCK
[Alfred] William
[Listed as Air Mechanic, Royal Air Force on memorial] Airman 3rd Class 77568, Royal Flying Corps. Died 19th June 1917. Aged 37. Husband of Daisy Stock, of 15, New Houses, East Durrants, North Havant, Hants. Served in the South African War. Buried south of the church in ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, REDHILL, Surrey. Plot/Section/Row 5. Grave 4.
WEEKS
Frank Thomas
Private 267122, 2/6th Battalion (Terriotorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 2nd December 1917. Born havant, enlisted Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, france. Panel 6.
WELLS
E C
Rifleman, Rifle Brigade - No further information currently available
WELLS
George Alfred
Private 29124, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 30th August 1918. Aged 19. Born Havant, enlisted Portsmouth, resident North Havant. Son of Fanny Wells, of 9, Durrants, North Havant, Hants, and the late Frederick Wells. Buried in ETERPIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 11.
WEST
Sydney
Private 203096, 1/4th Battalion (Territorial), Hampshire Regiment. Died in mesopotamia 3rd February 1918. Aged 26. Born Idsworth, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Rowlands Castle. Son of Peter J. and Elizabeth West, of 10, The Green, Rowland's Castle, Havant, Hants. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XII. Row J. Grave 9.
WHITE
Lynton Woolmer
Lieutenant, 1st (King's) dragoon Guards attached The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards). Died of wounds 10th September 1914. Aged 28. Son of Sir Woolmer White, 1st Bart., and Lady White, of Southleigh Park, Havant, Hants; husband of Dorothea White. Buried in BARON COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Oise, France.
YALDEN
James
Lance Corporal 20299, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born and resident Havant, enlisted Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
1939 - 1945
AMOR
Frederick John
Stoker 1st Class P/KX 119064, HMS Fiji, Royal Navy. Died 23rd May 1941. Aged 35. Son of Frederick and Ruth Amor; husband of Phyllis Maud Amor. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 54, Column 3.
BARNETT
A J
probably Allan James Barnett, Chief Stoker P/K 62101, HMS Hythe, Royal Navy. Died 11th october 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 77, Column 2.
BENTLEY
Jesse
Leading Seaman P/JX 130064, HMS Halstead, Royal navy. Died 11th June 1944. Aged 32. Son of George and Edith Bentley; husband of Dorothy May Bentley, of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 81, Column 2.
FARR
Nelson Victor
Leading Stoker P/KX 83651, HMS Eagle, Royal Navy. Died 11th August 1942. Aged 22. Son of George Farr, and of Rose Farr, of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 68, Column 1.
HARRISON
John Alfred
Lance Bombardier 736924, 5/3/ Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 16th October 1942. Aged 40. Son of John Alfred Harrison; husband of Dorothy Charlotte May Harrison, of Rowland's Castle, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, kent. Panle 67, Column 1.
HURST
Henry Douglas
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 921818, 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11th August 1942. Aged 29. Son of Octavius Henry Payne Hurst and Annie Selina Hurst, of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire; husband of Hilda Kathleen Hurst, of Emsworth, Hampshire. Buried in COUTISSE CHURCHYARD, Andenne, Namur, Belgium. Collective grave 1-6.
JACOBS
Thomas Henry
Gunner 1580786, 3 battery, 6 Heavy A.A Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a prisdoner of war of the Japanese 26th August 1945. Aged 33. Son of Harry and Rose Ellen Jacobs, of Emsworth, Hampshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row B. Grave 58.
KIMBER
Walter William
Petty Officer Motor mechanic P/MX 67981, HMS Tamar, Royal Navy. Died 2nd October 1942. Aged 30. Son of Henry Ernest and Elizabeth Kimber; husband of Violet Minina Kimber, of Horndean, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 69, Column 1.
LLOYDS
Sidney Robert Nelson
Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 95856, HMS Royal Oak, Royal Navy. Died 14th October 1939. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Lloyds, of Rowland's Castle, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 35, Column 2.
PHILLIPS
Bernard Norman
Flight Lieuteant (Pilot) 45885, Royal Air Force. Died 8th July 1944. Buried in LONDON ROAD CEMETERY, CHIPPENHAM, Wiltshire. Sec. 1. Row G. Grave 5.
PITT
Norman Jack
Stoke 1st Class P/KX 110338, HMS Dunedin, Royal Navy. Died 24th November 1941. Aged 19. Son of George Albert and Charlotte Mary Pitt, of Rowland's Castle, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 55, Column 2.
POWELL
Harry Arthur John
Sergeant 508137, Royal Air Force. Died 23rd June 1943. Buried in ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, REDHILL, Surrey. Row 5. South portion, grave 11.
RADWELL, DSC
Peter Frank John
Lieutenant, HM Submarine Stonehenge, Royal navy. Died 20th March 1944. Son of John Radwell, and of Edith Maud Radwell, of Sturminster Newton, Dorsetshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 81, Column 1.
REDSULL
Edward Albert
Sapper 2038588, Royal Engineers. Died 3rd July 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 7. Column 1.
SHEPPARD
Melvyn William
Lieutenant 189809, 11th Royal Tank Regimewnt, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 15th November 1944. Buried in NEDERWEERT WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Plot II. Row C. Grave 1.
TRODD
Samuel George
Marine PO/215947, HMS President III, Royal Marines. Died 31st January 1940. Aged 40. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 43, Column 3.
TUBB
Frank Hutton
Private 6094261, 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 17th August 1942. Aged 25. Son of Charles T. Tubb, and of Florence Tubb, of Redhill, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 66.
YALDEN
George Henry
Gunner 2080751, 474 Searchlight Battery, Royal Artillery. Died 2nd June 1945. Aged 23. Son of George and Mary Ann Yalden, of East Durrants, Hampshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 54. Row D. Grave 13.

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