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SHEET WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Sheet war memorial is to be found in the grounds of St Mary Magdalen Chruch, Farnham Road, Sheet. It takes the form of a rough hewn, Latin Cross standing on a square plinth and base; the World War 1 names and inscription are inscribed on plaques on the sides of the plinth and those for World War 2 on an additional sloping plaque fixed to the front base. There are 20 names listed for World War 1 and 6 for World War 2. The memorial was first unveiled on 18th November 1920.

1914 - 1918
REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING
THE TRUE AND FAITHFUL MEN
WHO IN THESE YEARS OF WAR
WENT FORTH FROM THIS PLACE
FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT
THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO RETURNED NOT AGAIN
ARE INSCRIBED
TO THE HONOURED FOR EVERMORE

BONHAM-CARTER

Arthur Thomas

Captain, 3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born 24 May 1869. Resident Adhurst St Mary, Peterfield, Hampshire. Half-brother of Francis H. (1872) and John (1870). (Burke, L.G.; The Times, 11 July 1916.) Educated Winchester School. Matriculated Trinity College, Cambridge University Michelmas 1887 in Mathematics; B.A. 1890. 1st Puisne Judge at Mombasa. Served as a Lieutenant in the Volunteer Company, Royal Hampshire Regiment, during the South African (Boer) War 1899-1902; awarded the Queens South Africa Medal with 3 clasps for Cape Coploby, Orange Free State and Transvaal. In the Great War with the South African Defence Force and then Captain, Hampshire Regiment. Also commemorated on a headstone in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Buriton, Hampshire. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, France. Plot XVI. Row D. Grave 13.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1916:

BONHAM-CARTER Arthur Thomas of Adhurst St. Mary Petersfield Hampshire captain Hampshire regiment died 1 July 1916 in France on active service Probate London 8 September to Maurice Bonham-Carter esquire. Effects £29,016 1s. 3d.

BULLOCK

George [William]

Gunner RMA/9679 (R.F.R. Immed. Class 14), H.M.S. "Good Hope", Royal Marine Artillery. Lost in action off Coronel, on the coast of Chile, 1 November 1914. Born 3 August 1883 in Redford, Sussex. Husband of Jessie Bullock, of Haselbank Cottage, Street, Petersfield, Hampshire. Farm labourer prior to enlistment. Enlisted 14 August 1901 at Eastney, Berkshire, Naval Reserve 21 October 1908, recalled 13 July 1914. Religious denomination Church of England. Height 5 feet 10¾ inches, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 5.

CRANSTONE

Albert

Private 12894 14th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born Langrish, Petersfield, Hants, enlisted Petersfield, Hants. In the 1901 census he was. Aged 11, born Langrish, Hampshire, resident with his parents, Joseph and Harriett Cranstone, at Reservoir Cottages, 6, Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire; brother of Lewis (below). In the 1911 census he was. Aged 31, born Langrish, Hampshire, a Domestic Gardener, resident with his parents, Joseph and Harriett Cranstone, in Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried at Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 14.

CRANSTONE

Lewis

Corporal 3555 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 20 January 1915. Aged 22. Son of Joseph and Harriett Cranstone, of School Road, Street (sic - Sheet), Petersfield, Hampshire; brother of Albert (above). Buried in Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19A.

DENYER

William

Private 18281 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 24 September 1916. Aged 37. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Denyer, of 36, Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey; husband of May Denyer, of 14, Church Rd., Farncombe, Surrey. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row A. Grave 2A.

EVERSHED

Walter Albert

Private S/43589, 1/5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 13 October 1918. Husband of Eliza Evershed of Sheet, Hampshire. Buried in Avesnes-Le-Sec Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 14.

FISHER

Cecil Eric Haig

Second Lieutenant, 15th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24 July 1915. Aged 20. Born at Guildford. Son of Brig. Gen. J. Fisher, C.B., late 2nd King Edward's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) of "Sirmoor," Short Heath, Farnham, Surrey, and the late Mrs. Fisher (nee Haig). Educated at Cheltenham College, England. Buried in Sailly-Sur-La-Lys-Canadian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 143.

FISHER

John Maurice Haig

Lieutenant H.M.S. "Good Hope" Royal Navy. Died 1 November 1914. Aged 22. Son of Brig. General J. Fisher, C.B., of "Sirmoor," Shortheath, Farnham, Surrey. Born at Dehra Dun U.P., India. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 1.

FLACK

George Jack

Bombardier 48011 "C" Battery, 4th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 4 April 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10.

HEALEY

Arthur Wilfred

Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 1 September 1918. Aged19. Son of William Healey, of "Mabledon," Tilmore Gardens, Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 10.

KIMBER

Edward

Able Seaman J/4554, H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 23. Son of George and Emily Kimber, of 14, Sheet St., Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 13.

LEWIS

Harry George

Serjeant 17102 11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 24 April 1917. Aged 37. Son of Arthur Lewis, husband of Lily Sarah Lewis, of 38, St. Martin's, Marlborough. No known grave. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Greece.

LEWIS

James

Gunner 35875 70th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 5 July 1915. Aged 25. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Lewis, of G, Broadland Cottages, School Lane, Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. No known grave. Commemorated on Heliopolis (Aden) Memorial, Egypt.

MALET

Francis Arthur Rivers

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service. Died 12 November 1916. Aged 24. Son of Herbert Rivers Malet and Violet Emma Matilda Malet, of The Nest, Ferry Rd., Felixstowe, England. Buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent, United Kingdom, Naval. Section 23. Grave 1196.

STEWARD

Harold S

Captain 2834, 6th King Edwards Own Cavalry also attached to 53rd Squadrons Royal Flying Corps. Died 3 December 1916. Aged 30. Buried in Petersfield Cemetery, Hampshire.

TILLARD

Philip Algernon

Captain Shropshire Yeomanry attached to 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 19 November 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

TILLARD

Thomas Atkinson

Lieutenant (Pilot) Royal Flying Corps and Norfolk Yeomanry. Died 6 December 1916. Aged 32. Son of the late Algernon Tillard; half-brother of Helen Lubbock, of Adhurst St. Mary, Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 207.

WATTS

Louis Albert

Private 14139 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 31 May 1918. Aged 27. Son of Andrew and Blanche A. Watts, of School Lane Street, Petersfield, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.

WHITE

Arthur William

Gunner 67990 16th Battery, 14th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 2 August 1916. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row R. Grave 3.

WOODWARD

John

Private 14786 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment Died 11 May 1915. Aged 31. Adopted son of William and the late Fanny Ayling. Buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row N. Collective grave 19-25.

1939-1945

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, England. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 93.

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.

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.

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.

MATTHEWS

William David

Able Seaman P/JX 156636, H.M.S. Hood, Royal Navy. Died 24 May 1941. 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.

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, England. No known grave. Commemorated on Malta Memorial, Malta. Panel 14, Column 1.

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