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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 Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 01/07/1916. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, France, XVI. D. 13.

BULLOCK

George

Gunner RMA/9679 and (RMR/IC/14) H.M.S. "Good Hope" Royal Marine Artillery. Died 01/11/1914. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 5.

CRANSTONE

Albert

Private 12894 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 03/09/1916. Buried at Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France, IV. B. 14.

CRANSTONE

Lewis

Corporal 3555 4th Bn. Rifle Brigade. Died 20/01/1915 Age 22. Son of Joseph and Harriett Cranstone, of School Road Street, Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France, I. B. 19A.

DENYER

William

Private 18281 15th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 24/09/1916 Age 37. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Denyer, of 36, Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey; husband of May Denyer, of 14, Church Rd., Farncombe, Surrey, England. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, XI. A. 2A.

EVERSHED

Walter Albert

Private S/43589, 1/5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 13/10/1918. Husband of Eliza Evershed of Sheet, Hampshire, England. Buried in Avesnes-Le-Sec Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France, B14

FISHER

Cecil Eric Haig

Second Lieutenant 15th Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died 24/07/1915 Age 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, II. G. 143.

FISHER

John Maurice Haig

Lieutenant H.M.S. "Good Hope" Royal Navy. Died 01/11/1914 Age 22. Son of Brig. General J. Fisher, C.B., of "Sirmoor," Shortheath, Farnham, Surrey. Born at Dehra Dun U.P., India. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 1.

FLACK

George Jack

Bombardier 48011 "C" Bty. 4th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 04/04/1918. Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 7 to 10

HEALEY

Arthur Wilfred

Second Lieutenant 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Died 01/09/1918 Age 19. Son of William Healey, of "Mabledon," Tilmore Gardens, Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy Pas de Calais, France, IV. G. 10.

KIMBER

Edward

Able Seaman J/4554 H.M.S. "Queen Mary" Royal Navy. Died 31/05/1916 Age 23. Son of George and Emily Kimber, of 14, Sheet St., Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 13.

LEWIS

Harry George

Serjeant 17102 11th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Died 24/04/1917 Age 37. Son of Arthur Lewis, husband of Lily Sarah Lewis, of 38, St. Martin's, Marlborough. Commemorated at Doiran Memorial, Greece.

LEWIS

James

Gunner 35875 70th Coy. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 05/07/1915 Age 25. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Lewis, of G, Broadland Cottages, School Lane, Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Heliopolis (Aden) Memorial, Egypt.

MALET

Francis Arthur Rivers

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service. Died 12/11/1916 Age 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. 23. 1196.

STEWARD

Harold S

Captain 2834, 6th King Edwards Own Cavalry also attached to 53rd Squadrons Royal Flying Corps. Died 3/12/1916. Age 30. Buried in Petersfield Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

TILLARD

Philip Algernon

Captain Shropshire Yeomanry. Also attd. 8th Bn. East Surrey Regiment. Died 19/11/1916. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 1 A.

TILLARD

Thomas Atkinson

Lieutenant (Pilot) Royal Flying Corps and Norfolk Yeomanry> Died 06/12/1916 Age 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, III. A. 207.

WATTS

Louis Albert

Private 14139 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 31/05/1918 Age 27. Son of Andrew and Blanche A. Watts, of School Lane Street, Petersfield, Hampshire. Commemorated at Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, Panel 6.

WHITE

Arthur William

Gunner 67990 16th Bty. 14th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 02/08/1916. Buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France, IX. R. 3.

WOODWARD

John

Private 14786 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment Died 11/05/1915 Age 31. Adopted son of William and the late Fanny Ayling. Buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, V. N. 19/25.

1939-1945

COOMBES

John Joseph

Sergeant PO/X 1088 R.M. Group, M.N.B.D.O. 1.~Royal Marines. Died 01/06/1941 Age 27. Son of John J. Coombes and Annie Elizabeth Coombes; husband of Dorothy Ruth Coombes, of Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 93.

EVERSHED

William Francis

Gunner 2062429 48 Searchlight Regt. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Also attn. Royal Artillery. Died 02/02/1945 Age 29. Son of Eliza Evershed, and stepson of Charlie Pearce, of Sheet, Petersfield. ~Buried in Petersfield Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Grave 4684.

GOODALL

William Harding Edward

Sapper 2113036 Royal Engineers 13/08/1940 Age 20 Son of George Henry and Emma Maria Goodall, of Sheet, Petersfield. Buried in Petersfield Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Grave 4341.

HOARE

John Thomas

Aircraftman 1st Class 69 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15/01/1942 Age 20. Son of Albert John and Margaret Hoare, of Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England. Buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Prot. Sec. (Men's). Plot F. Joint Grave 77.

MATTHEWS

William David

Able Seaman P/JX 156636 H.M.S. Hood Royal Navy. Died 24/05/1941 Age 20. Son of Howell and Daisy May Matthews, of Sheet, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 3.

MESSAM

Gilbert Oban Victor

Flight Sergeant 1335098 114 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 07/06/1944 Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Messam, of Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Malta Memorial, Panel 14, Column 1.

Last updated 18 November, 2008

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