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STEEP WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons 2009

Inside the church the war memorial is divided into 3 sections; choirboys, villagers and those with village centres/associations

1914 - 1918

CHOIRBOYS
APPLEBEE William G
Boy 2nd Class J/92594 H.M.S. "Impregnable" Royal Navy. Died 29/10/1918. Buried in Steep (All Saints) Churchyard, Hampshire. United Kingdom.
BARNES William
Serjeant 1701 1st/4th Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 03/05/1916 Age 21. Son of William and Dorcas Barnes, of Iffley, Oxford. Native of Preston Candover and educated at Preston Candover and Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Buried in Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, I. D. 20.
BROWN Fred
No further information currently available
COTTINGHAM Charles
Acting Bombardier 55555 104th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 14/09/1917 Age 24. Brother of Miss F. Cottingham, of Weston, Micheldever Village, Hampshire, England. Buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France, I. B. 35.
CRANSTON Albert Robert
Private 5349 12th Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Died 04/09/1916. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
CRANSTON 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, England. Buried in Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France, I. B. 19A.
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.
IFOULD Frank
Private 7770 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 21/01/1918 Age 26. M M. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Ifould, of Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, III. C. 5.
MARTIN Ernest
Private 123201 214th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 08/01/1918 Age 19. Son of John and Eva Martin, of Anstey Manor, Alton, Hamsphire. Born at Milton Abbas, Blandford, Dorset. Buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium, Sp. Mem. 9.
MARTIN Harold
Private 41359 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 22/03/1918 Age 20. Son of John and Eva Martin, of The Nook, Waterlooville, Cosham, Hampshire. Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 38 to 40.
VIDLER Ralph
Private 141309 1st Bn. Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). Died 09/10/1916 Age 23. Son of William John and Charlotte Vidler, of 4, Hamefield Cottages, West Liss, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
VILLAGERS
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Second Lieutenant ? 7th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 06/02/1916. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, II. A. 6.
Or
Boy 1st Class J/30551 H.M.S. "Russell" Royal Navy. Died 29/04/1916. Buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta, Prot. 317.
BAGNALL Richard Gordon
(Memorial Lists Lt. Gordon Bagnall) Second Lieutenant 114th Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 01/07/1916 Age 31. Son of William Gordon Bagnall and Jessie Bagnall, of 69, Overstrand Mansions, Prince of Wales Rd., Battersea, London. Native of Stafford. Buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, I. A. 9.
CHRISTIE Richard Colin
Lieutenant 80th Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died 15/12/1915 Age 22. Son of George Robert and Lilian Emma Christie, of Robindene, Kemp Town, Brighton. Formerly Naval Cadet (ex H.M.S. "Cornwall"). Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery, Somme, France, Plot I. Row B. Grave 2.
CHRISTIE Dennis Halsted
Second Lieutenant 11th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. Also attd. 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Bn. Died 21/09/1918 Commemorated at Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 6.
DONCASTER Ellis Lynn
Second Lieutenant 107th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 08/08/1918. Commemorated at Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
EADE William
Private 10627 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 03/09/1916 Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Eade, of 53, Rushes Rd., Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France, I. D. 13.
GALE Samuel Swatton Charles
Ordinary Telegraphist J/30183 H.M.S. "Fortune" Royal Navy. Died 01/06/1916 Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 15.
GODWIN Philip Bertie
Private 15523 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 28/03/1918 Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Godwin, of Glenleigh, North Hayling, Hants; husband of Florence H. Godwin, of 2, Yew Tree Cottage, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 6.
HALSWELL Wyndham
Captain 1st Bn. Highland Light Infantry Died 31/03/1915 Age 32. Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Helen Halswell, of Wylmington Hayes, Honiton, Devon, and the late Keeley Halswell. Held the Amateur running records for quarter mile, 300 yards, and 220 yards. Buried in Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France, III. J. 2.
IFOULD John W F
Corporal 1368 2nd Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died 24/06/1916 Buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France, H. 37.
JEWELL William Studley
Driver 1288 "D" Bty. 251st Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died 18/04/1918 Age 25. Son of Alfred G. and Elizabeth Jewell, of Yew Tree Cottage, Littleton, Winchester, Hampshire. Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, II. A. 8.
LILLEYWHITE Charles Ernest
Private 5102 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 14/12/1915 Age 38. Husband of Elizabeth Lilleywhite, of Stroud Bridge, Petersfield Hampshire, England.. Born at Thursley. Buried in Steep (All Saints) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
MITCHELL Albert E
Gunner 36426 123rd Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 11/05/1915 Age 22. Buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, II. D. 3.
POWNALL Lionel Henry Yorke
Lieutenant 1st Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 21/03/1915 Age 19. Third son of the late Henry Harrison Pownall and of Blanche Pownall, of Broadland, Petersfield, Hampshire. Enclosure No.2 IV. A. 40. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Enclosure No.2 IV. A. 40.
WALLER Thomas Herbert Ashley
Lieut-Commander Howe Bn. R.N. Div. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 07/05/1915 Age 25. Son of Thomas and Katharine Waller, of Thornhill Park, Bitterne, Hampshire, England. Buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Turkey, Special Memorial B. 36.
REED William T
Ordinary Seaman SS/9820 H.M.S. "Vivid" Royal Navy Died 18/10/1918 Age 18 Son of John and Emma Reed, of Island Farm, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Buried in Steep (All Saints) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
SMITH Frank
No further information currently available
TAYLOR Garth Smithies
Lieutenant 2nd Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died 15/10/1916. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
TUCKER Walter
Lance Corporal 25099 "D" Coy. 12th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 30/09/1918 Age 37. Son of John Tucker (Crimean Veteran), and Janet Tucker, of Preston Place, Ryde; husband of Annie Tucker, of 84, Avenue Rd., Sandown, Isle-of-Wight. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece, 383.
THOMAS Philip Edward
Second Lieutenant 244th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 09/04/1917 Age 39. Son of Philip Henry Thomas; husband of Helen Thomas. One of the War Poets. Buried in Agny Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, C. 43.
TYRELL Lewis
Lance Corporal 24899 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 04/09/1918. Buried in Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, VIII. B. 6.
WALDER Alfred
Private 15895 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 13/08/1915. Commemorated at Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.
YATES Fred
Private 13942 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 03/09/1916. Buried in Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France, II. A. 27.
MEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE VILLAGE
FITTON Hugh Gregory
Brigadier General and General Staff Cdg. 101st Inf. Bde. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) . Died 20/01/1916 Age 52 . C B, D S O. Also, A.D.C. Order of the Medjidie 4th Class (Turkey), Khedive's Bronze Star. Son of Edward B. Fitton, of Malvern, Worcestershire; husband of May Fitton, of "Island," Petersfield, Hants. Served in the Egyptian Army 1894-99. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, II. A. 27. (unsure of order)
HORSLEY Oswald
Captain Royal Air Force and Gordon Highlanders. Died 19/08/1918. M C. Younger son of Sir Victor Horsley. Buried in Steep (All Saints) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
JOHNSON Alfred William
Captain 1st Field Survey Coy. Royal Engineers. Died 17/04/1918 Age 43. M C. Son of Alfred and Lucy Johnson, of the F.F.M.A., Madagascar; husband of Mary S. K. Johnson, of 725, Newport Avenue, Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia. Late Dominion Government Land Surveyor, Kamloops, British Columbia. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, XXVIII. J. 10.
WOODMAN James Edward Somerville
Major 2nd Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers and 12th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 26/09/1915 Age 45. D S O, Twice Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Cmdr. C. E. S. Woodman, R.N.. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 45 and 46.
HEALEY Alan
Private 10401 10th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died 10/08/1915 Age 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Healey, of "Mabledon," Tilmore Gardens, Petersfield, Hants; husband of Elizabeth Jane Healey, of 34, Greenaway Cottages, Tiverton, Devon. Commemorated at Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.
JARINTZOFF Dimitri
Captain 10th Bn. attd. 6th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment. Died 08/10/1917 Age 27. M C, Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Mrs. Nadine Jarintzoff, of 15, South Hill Park Gardens, Hampstead, London, and the late Gen. Dmitri Jarintzoff. Educated at Bedales School, Petersfield, Hants., and Merton College, Oxford, England. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 77 to 79 and 163A.
VIDLER Benjamin
Steward 678400 H.M.S. "Clan McNaughton" Mercantile Marine Reserve. Died 03/02/1915 Age 24. Son of Thomas and Anne Vidler, of Steep, Petersfield, England. Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 10
1939-1945
COTTRELL Osborne Fred
No further information currently available
MULLINS Donald George
Driver T/10701886 Royal Army Service Corps. Died 28/09/1944 Age 21. Son of Sidney James Mullins and Elizabeth Mullins, of Steep, Hampshire, England. Buried in Ancona War Cemetery, Italy, II. L. 3.
ROBINSON John Staplton
Major 30551 65 Field Regt. Royal Artillery. Died 01/10/1944 Age 40. Son of Colonel Stapylton Chapman Bates Robinson, C.B., and Constance Mary Robinson, of Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire; husband of Katherine Agnes Robinson, of Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy, XVI, B, 10.
UPTON William Morris Baldwin
Driver 132863 Royal Army Service Corps. Died 07/08/1941 Age 25. Son of Harry Baldwin Upton and Alice Upton, of Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Buried in Tobruk War Cemetery. Libya, 4. Q. 12.
YOUNG Thomas Adair
Captain 141840 Royal Engineers. Died 11/05/1942 Age 57. Son of Alexander Waugh Young and Mary Adair Young; husband of Elizabeth Drimmie Young, of Petersfield. B.Sc. (Edin.), A.M.I.C.E.. Buried in Portsdown (Christ Church) Military Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Row J. Grave 200.

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