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Compiled and copyright © John Simmons & Martin Edwards 2006

The Stockbridge memorial is in the form of a three three stepped base mounted on this is a stone block plinth, a shaft and a cross with inscriptions on the side of the plinth; it stands at the East End of the village near old St Peter's Church at the junction of Romsey Road and Winchester Road. The lettering is badly worn and bearly readable. The memorial was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. In 1993 the entire shaft was broken off and was subsequently repaired. The memorial contains the names of the men from World War 1, a second, wooden memorial in the porch of St Peter's church contains the same names plus a further 10 who died in World War 2. The church memorial in the porch in St Peter's Church takes the form of a nowy headed oak board with carved inscriptions in black and gold lettering. There are coloured badges at the top of the board namely a coloured navy badge at the top left of the board, a coloured army badge at the top centre of the board and coloured air force badge at the top right corner of the board. There are also ten war graves in Stockbridge, all in the no longer used cemetery on the Romsey Road and immediately East of Old St. Peter's Church. They mark the burial places of trainee pilots of the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force and the Australian Flying Corps who were killed when learning to fly at nearby Chattis Hill Aerodrome and Lopcome Corner Aerodrome during late 1917 and 1918. See Paul Goodwin's UK Memorial web site for more photographs.

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Private 6781 2nd Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died on24/07/1915. Buried in Basra War Cemetery II. R. 4.
Serjeant 5035 2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died on 01/07/1918 Age 42. Son of Ann and John Barker, of Wymondham, Norfolk; husband of Lizzie Barker, of Clatford, Andover, Hants. Twenty years in the Bn. Served in the South African campaign. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France, VII. C. 1.

BROCK Charles Morley

Corporal W/732 13th Bn. Cheshire Regiment. Died on 09/01/1915 Age 23. Son of Charles Brock. Buried in Ludgershall (St. James) Churchyard, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.

BURNETT John Edward

Corporal 7353 1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Died on 12/11/1914 Age 26. Husband of Janie Burnett, of High St., Stockbridge, Hampshire. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Panel 21.


Private 6318 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Died on 22/09/1914. Buried in Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France, II. F. 21.

CHANT Frederick

Able Seaman 208617 H.M.S. "Princess Irene" Royal Navy. Died on 27/05/1915. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 7.
Private 33098 6th Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died on 20/02/1917. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.


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COLLS Bertram T

Serjeant 31656 16th Stat. Hosp. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on 05/09/1915. Buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece, II. L. 210.

GRIST William

Sapper 144476 Royal Engineers. Died on 11/06/1917 Age: 42. Son of William and Jessie Grist; husband of Amy Sophia Grist, of 14, Victoria Rd., Finsbury Park, London. Born at Stockbridge, Hampshire. Buried in New Southgate Cemetery, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, P. 155.

HALE Sydney

Rifleman 7297 8th Bn. Rifle Brigade. Died on 30/07/1915. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 46 - 48 and 50.
Private 13001 8th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on 23/07/1916. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

JACOB Reginald H

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JOYCE William Alfred

Second Lieutenant 4th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died on 28/03/1918. Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 10.

KAIL George W

Lance Corporal 6861 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 06/12/1915. Buried in Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France, I. B. 14.

LOVELOCK Sydney James

Rifleman 2284 1st/9th Bn. London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Died on 09/09/1916. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 9 C.


Corporal 5844 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 06/08/1915 Age 34. Son of Alfred and Sarah Ann Merryweather, of Little Stakes, Ashton, Bishop's Waltham, Hants; husband of Mary Merryweather, of 32, Northbrook, Micheldever, Hampshire. Commemorated at Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

PARFETT Francis Edward

Private 35660 12th (Labour Bn.) Royal Berkshire Regiment transf. to (96757) 162nd Coy. Labour Corps. Died on 16/07/1917 Age 34. Husband of Alice Parfett, of High St., Stockbridge, Hampshire. Buried at Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, II. A. 2.

ROGERS William

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Corporal 206503 2nd/4th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died on 21/12/1917 Age 21. Son of Henry Ruffell, of 49, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel, R. 85.

SMITH Ernest Bert

Private 266522 Hertfordshire Regiment. Died on 31/07/1917 Age 21. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 54 and 56.

VINCE Stanley John Herbert

Able Seaman J/9510 Royal Navy H.M.S. "Hampshire" . Died on 05/06/1916 Age 21. Son of George and Caroline Vince, of High St., Stockbridge, Hampshire. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 14



James Ernest

Trooper 7946857 "B" Sqn., North Irish Horse, Royal Armoured Corps. Died on 28/08/1944 Age 21. Son of Ernest Dixon Bradfield, and of Phyllis Ida Bradfield, of Stockbridge, Hampshire. Buried at Montecchio War Cemetery, Italy, II. A. 11.


Arthur Edward

Flying Officer (Nav./Bomber) 153385 272 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 10/04/1945 Age 36. Awards D F C. Son of Charles and Mary Easterbee, of Stockbridge, Hampshire; husband of Marion Easterbee. Buried at Udine War Cemetery, Italy, I. G. 11.


Sir Norman Gray

Lieutenant Colonel 31523 2nd Bt., Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on 24/02/1944 Age 49. Awards M C, T D. 2nd Bt. Son of Sir Norman Hill, 1st Bt., and of Lady Hill (nee Danson), of Stockbridge, Hampshire. M.B., M.R.C.S., F.R.C.P. . Buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, IV. E. 17.


William Frederick

Private 5495692 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 03/09/1944 Age 32. Son of George Henry and Gertrude Ellen Levy, of Stockbridge, Hampshire. Gradara War Cemetery, Italy, I, B, 9.



Warrant Officer Class II (S.S.M.) 7886400 'B' Sqn., 44th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.. Died on 07/09/1944 Age 26. Awards: M M. Son of Mrs. E. Lobb, of Stockbridge, Hampshire. Buried at Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant , Belgium, Y5. D. 24.


Albert Kenneth

Corporal 5512962 7th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 18/07/1944 Age 23. Son of Arthur Fred and Minnie Kate Lovelock, of Stockbridge, Hampshire. Buried on Secqueville-En-Bessin War Cemetery, Calvados, France, II. C. 22.



Greaser S.S. Empire Corporal (London), Merchant Navy. Died on 14/08/1942 Age 58. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, Middlesex, United Kingdom Panel 39.


Jack Arthur Thomas

Sub-Lieutenant (A) H.M.S. Daedalus, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Secondary Regiment 85 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died on 28/01/1944 Age 23. Son of Thomas Farnham Parker and Stella Emily Parker, of Stockbridge, Hampshire. Commemorated on Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Bay 5, Panel 6.



Trooper 317406 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Died between 27/05/1942 and 28/05/1942 Age 28. Son of Jonathan and Martha Jane Sims. Commemorated on Alamein Memorial, Egypt, Column 18.


Dorothy Winifred

Civilian (Nurse) Civilian War Dead. Died on 17/09/1940 Age 26. S.R.N.; of Test View, Stockbridge, Hampshire. Daughter of Winifred Emily Smith, and of the late Herbert Henry Smith. Reporting Authority: S.S. "CITY OF BENARES"



Private 5499547 1/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 22/04/1943. Son of William and Lucy Vince, of Stockbridge, Hampshire. Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Egypt, 12. E. 15.



Stoker 1st Class D/KX 62722 H.M.S. Drake Royal Navy. Died on 21/04/1941 Age 38. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Wiltshire, of Stockbridge, Hampshire. Buried at Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery, Devon, United Kingdom, Sec. C. Cons. Grave 18016.

Last updated 17 February, 2008

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