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ST LAWRENCE - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 + Malaya - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
Chrtis Comber 2007

St Lawrence is in the Undercliff location to the West of Ventnor. The St Lawrence was memorial stands in the churchyard of St Lawrence’s Parish Church, St Lawrence. The memorial takes the form of a small, plain cross with floriated ends and a Celtic style wheel, on a tapering plinth all of which is mounted on a small cairn made of fieldstone. Theer are 12 names for World War 1, 7 names for World War 2 and 1 for the Malayan Emergency. Within the church is a World War 1 Roll of Service with 74 names of the returned and 9 who died, this was unveiloed on 8th April 1917..

Photographs Copyright © Chris Cokmber 2007

Roll of Honour

ST LAWRENCE
ROLL OF HONOUR
TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE
PARISHIONERS AND WORSHIPPERS OF
THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE
WHO NOBLY DID THEIR DUTY IN THE GREAT WAR
THIS
ROLL OF SERVICE
WAS ERECTED BY THE CHILDREN OF THE PARISH AND DEDICATED
BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING THE ISLE OF WIGHT ON EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 8TH 1917
(NAMES)
* THOSE WHO MADE THE GREATEST SACRIFICE OF ALL
BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
I WLL MAKE KNOW THY FAITHFULNESS TO ALL GENERATIONS
MAY WE BE NOT UNWORTHY OF THEIR GREAT SACRIFICE FOR US

Roll of Honour

LEST WE FORGET
IN/ HONOURED
MEMORY
OF

WHO WENT FROM THE UNDERCLIFF AND
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF
ST LAWRENCE IN DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO THE BRAVE
MEN WHO HAVE FALLEN AND WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY
WITH THOSE WHO ARE LEFT TO MOURN THEIR LOSS
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

BARFOOT

George Allan

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. 19th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 20th June 1918. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium

BLACK

David Hammond

Second Lieutenant, 17th Battalion,, Kings Liverpool Regiment. 30th Division. Killed in action 8th May 1918. Aged 28. Son of Thomas Fraser & Annie Black of St. Boniface Gardens Isle of Wight Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial

BLOOMFIELD

Eric

Rifleman 6260, 1/16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queens Westminster Rifles). 56th London Division. Killed in action on the Somme 19th September 1916. Aged 25. Husband of Lucy Elizabeth Bloomfield of Rockland Cottage, St. Lawrence.. Born in Lambeth and enlisted in Croydon. Parents residents of Norbury, South London. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

CARPENTER

Herbert George

Corporal L/11944, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 29th Division. Killed in action during the Gallipoli landings at "X" Beach 25th April 1915. Born St. Lawrence and enlisted in Sandown. Resident of St. Lawrence. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.

FINDLAY

Malcolm

Private 5609, 1/14th Battalion, London Regiment (The London Scottish). 56th London Division. Killed in action at Gommecourt on the Somme 1st July 1916. Enlisted in London. Next of kin, Tooting. Buried in Hebuterne Military Cemetery.

HATCHER

Harry

Rifleman 1468, 1/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. (The Isle if Wight Rifles) Died at home of disease 19th March 1915. Aged 19. Son of Walter William & Ellen Hatcher of Southford, near Whitwell Isle of Wight. Born and enlisted in Whitwell. Buried in St. Mary & Radegund Churchyard Whitwell.

MCDOUGALL

Ronald

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment. 6th Division Killed in action 20th October 1914. Aged 24. Son of James & Margaret McDougall of Blackheath And of St. Lawrence Isle if Wight. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

RUSSELL

Francis Morgan

Private 3/5170, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Division, Killed in action 10th August 1917. Aged 25. Son of Frank Walter & Emily Russell of Week Farm, St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight. Born in Chale and enlisted in Ventnor. Buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium

SIMPSON

Leith

Private TF/201373, 1/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. 51st Division. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 22. Son of George Ewan & Helen Simpson of "The Golf Club House" Kirriemuir, Forfar, Scotland Enlisted in Aberdeen. Connection with St. Lawrence, unknown. Recorded on the Roll of Service in the Church. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

TROWBRIDGE

William Henry

Rifleman TF/331005, 1/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment (The Isle of Wight Rifles). 54th Division Killed in action in Palestine near Gaza 19th April 1917. Aged 22. Son of Henry & Emily Trowbridge of Borthwood, Sandown Isle of Wight.. Born in Whitwell and enlisted in Newport. Resident of St. Lawrence. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine.

WESTMORE

Ernest Albert

Private 26660, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 25th Division Killed in action 24th March 1918. Aged 33. Son of Mr & Mrs George Westmore of Blackwater, Isle of Wight. Husband of Mrs Lucy Westmore of Copse Lane, Freshwater. Born in Carisbrooke and enlisted in Newport. Resident of St. Lawrence. Commemorated on Arras Memorial.

ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF ST LAWRENCE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

BARTRUM

Jack Edward

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot), 161 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th May 1943. Aged 29. Son of Edward Stothert & Gladys Bartrum of St. Lawrence. Isle of Wight. B.A.(Oxon) Buried in St. Lawrence Churchyard

BERRIDGE

Gordon Frederick

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot), Number 218 Bomber (Gold Coast Squadron), Royal Air Force. Shot down over Denmark on the 28th April 1943. Buried with 4 other crew members in Reerslev Churchyard, Denmark

BRADING

Leslie Stephen

Private, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 8th Army. Killed in action at El Alamein 27th October 1942. Aged 23. Son of Stephen Thomas & Maude Brading of Portsmouth. Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery

CORSON

William Reid

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died in Germany after the War 6th June 1946. Aged 20. Son of Frederick Reid and Margaret Corson. Buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Germany.

GOLDNEY

John

Flight Sergeant, 135 Fighter Squadron (Hurricanes), Royal Air Force. Died in South East Asia 10th December 1942 Commemorated on Singapore Memorial

LUNT, Croix de Guerre (France)

Ralph Marshall

Major, Royal Corps of Signals, India. Died of disease in India 13th March 1940. Aged 50. Son of Samuel Towers & Margaret Lunt.. Husband of Mrs Emily Lunt of St. Lawrence Isle of Wight. Buried in Karachi War Cemetery, India (Pakistan)

TWIGGE

Alan Foljambe

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 6th Armoured Division, 5th Army Killed in action near Arezzo in Italy 12th July 1943. Aged 21. Son of Herbert Leslie & Norah Twigge of St. Lawrence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Buried in Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy

AND IN MALAYA

BRADING

C J

Sergeant 19187573, Royal Engineers. Died 13 November 1948. Buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur. Row 14. Grave 917.

Last updated 6 September, 2007

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