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WEST MEON WAR MEMORIAL

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

The West Meon War memorial is to be found in the grounds of St John the Evangelist Parish Church, West Meon, and takes the form of a stone cross on an octagonal plinth standing on a two-stepped base which in turn stands on a square base. The inscription and names are carved, in relief, on the sides of the main plinth. There are 30 names for World War 1 and 9 for World War 2.

IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

"FOR US THE GLORIOUS
DEAD HAVE STRIVEN
THEY BATTLED THAT WE
MIGHT BE FREE"

"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERYMORE"

APPELTON

Josiah

Rifleman 9311 3rd Bn. Rifle Brigade. Died on 04/01/1915. Age unknown. Commemorated at Bailleul Communal Cemetery (Nord), France, G. 19.

ASLETT

Samuel Rediciulous

Private 260233 6th Bn., Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died on 23/08/1917 Age unknown. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

BENNETT

Arthur

Private 2236 24th Bn. London Regiment. Died on 08/06/1915 Age unknown. Brother of Mr. F. G. Bennett, of 101, Havant Rd., North End, Portsmouth. Commemorated on Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, French Extension, Pas de Calais, France, A. 2.

BIRCH

David

No further information.

COLLIS

David H.

Private 12892 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 03/09/1916 Age 30. Son of Mrs. Sarah Crockford, of East End, West Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire. Commemorated on Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France, I. E. 40.

DENNIS

Gilbert

Private 100509 Hampshire Yeomanry (Carabiniers), also attended 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. Died on 21/06/1918 Age unknown. Commemorated on Thiepval Mememorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 1 A.

DOUGLAS-PENNANT

Charles (The Hon.)

Lieutenant 1st Bn. Coldstream Guards. Died on 29/10/1914 Age 37. Son of George Sholto Gordon, 2nd Baron Penrhyn, and Gertrude Lady Penrhyn, of Hall Place, West Meon, Hants; husband of Lady Edith Douglas-Pennant (now Lady Edith Windham, of Swaffham Prior, Cambridge). Lt. Coldstream Guards 1899-1905. Served in South African War. Lt. Reserve of Officers from 1911. J.P. 1912. Commemorated on Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, X. A. 26.

FORD

Frederick Arthur

Serjeant 32163, 248th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on 01/10/1917 Age 26. Son of Tom and Julia Ford, of "Park View," West Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire. Commemorated at Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, II. I. 26.

GEDGE

David Arthur

Sapper 53140 8th Signal Coy. Royal Engineers. Died on 01/07/1916 Age unknown. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.

GRANT

George

Private 4939 1st/4th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died on 23/07/1916 Age unknown. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 11 D.

GRANT

William

Private 6984 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 07/11/1914 Age 27. Son of Frederick R. Grant, of Tippin Cottages, Westmeon, Petersfield, Hampshire. Commemorated at Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, Panel 6.

GREEN

Frederick

No further information currently available

GREEN

Charles Frederick

No further information currently available

GREGORY

Frederick

Private 355911 "C" Coy., 1st/9th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 02/11/1918 Age 30. Son of the late James and Elizabeth Gregory, of West Meon, Hampshire. Commemorated at Delhi War Cemetery, India, 9. A. 9.

GREGORY

William

Private 21810 15th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 20/09/1917 Age unknown. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 88 to 90 and 162.

HADLEY

Reginald Bracebridge

Lieutenant 1st Bn. South Wales Borderers. Died on 31/10/1914 Age 23. Son of William and Elizabeth Anne Hadley, of 28, Burgley Rd., Wimbledon, London. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 22.

KELLY

Albert

Private G/40178 2nd Bn. Middlesex Regiment. Died on 01/08/1917 Age 19. Son of Mr. H. and Mrs. E. Kelly, of West Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, XLVII. B. 13.

KELLY

William Charles

Private 145471 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 23/10/1916 Age 25. Son of Harry and Ellen Kelly, of West Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

LESTER

William George

Private 3354 2nd/19th Bn. London Regiment. Died on 30/07/1916 Age 20. Son of Henry John and Amy Isobelle Lester, of Church Lane, King's Worthy, Winchester, Hampshire. Native of West Meon. Commemorated Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France, I. D. 54.

NEWALL

Frederick

No further information currently available

PRIVETT

Arthur Edward

Rifleman 391952 9th Bn. London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Died on 23/09/1918 Age 28. Son of James and Bessie Privett, of Westmeon, Petersfield, Hants; husband of Florence Privett, of 155, Sutton Trust, Cale St., Chelsea, London. Commemorated at Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France, II. A. 13.

SIMMONDS

Horace

Aircraftman 119946 2nd Class Royal Air Force. Died on 19/08/1918 Age 31. Son of Henry and Emma Simmonds, of West Meon, Hampshire. Commemorated at Maxstoke (St. Michael) Churchyard, North of church, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.

SMITH

Edwin

No further information currently available

SMITH

Frank H.

Private 200448 1st/4th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. Died on 29/07/1918 Age 26. Son of Elizabeth Smith, of Rose Cottage, West Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire. Commemorated at Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne, France, IA. B. 7

TOMS

Albert Edward

Able Seaman 231642 H.M.S. "Queen Mary" Royal Navy. Died on 31/05/1916 Age 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Toms, of Peste House, West Meon, Petersfield; husband of A. C. Salmon (formerly Toms), of 89, Stanley Rd., Stamshaw, Portsmouth. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire 13.

TRIGGS

John William

Lance Corporal 29554 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 14/10/1916 Age unknown. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.

TULL

Alfred Henry

Private 243236 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 30/11/1917 Age 42. Son of Fredrick and Agnes Tull; husband of Mary A. Tull, of 88, The Butts, Alton, Hampshire. Commemorated at Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France, Panel 7.

WINDERBANK

James Alfred

Private 8063 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 04/06/1915 Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Windebank, of Sherwood Grove, West Meon, Petersfield. Commemorated at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey, I. A. 20.

YATES

William T

Company Serjeant Major 6075 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 06/07/1915 Age unknown. Commemorated at Talana Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, II. D. 24.

BOND

Sidney

Private 15612 10th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on 25/09/1915 Age 22. Son of Frederick and Annie Bond, of Frieth, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 60 to 64.

1939-1945

ARMSTRONG

Harold Thomas

Captain H.M.S. Laforey Royal Navy. Died on 30/03/1944 Age 39. D S O, D S C. Son of Thomas Charles and Gladys Maud Armstrong; husband of Katharine Armstrong. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 81, Column 1.

BLACKMAN

Robert Ernest

Signalman 2323414 Royal Corps of Signals. Died on 14/05/1943 Age 24. Son of Frederick Ernest and Alice Blackman, of West Meon, Hampshire; husband of Hazel Ivy Blackman. Commemorated at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, 2. F. 16

FORD

Michael Thomas

Gunner 1607466 5 Searchlight Regt. Royal Artillery. Died on 12/09/1944 Age 32. Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Singapore, Column 18.

LLOYD

Robert James Rodney

Leading Seaman P/J 96431 H.M.S. Beverley, Royal Navy. Died on 11/04/1943 Age 38. Son of Robert and Ada Lloyd; husband of Vera Nellie Lloyd. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Panel 73, Column 3.

LONG

Joan Percival

Second Lieutenant 149486 9th (1st Bn. The Rangers) Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died between 26/04/1941 and 28/04/1941 Age 35. Son of Capt. C. E. P. Long and the Hon. Mrs. H. M. Long; husband of Audrey M. Long, of West Meon, Hampshire. B.A. (Oxon.). Commemorated at Athens Memorial, Greece, Face 7.

MUDKINS

Albert Edward

Cook S.S. Almeda Star (London) Merchant Navy. Died on 17/01/1941 Age 39. Son of Frederick and Ada Mudkins; husband of Doris Agnes Mudkins, of West Meon, Hampshire. Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom, Panel 6.

PHILLIPS

Eric Arthur

Trooper 7959058 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Died on 16/12/1944 Age 21. Son of Fred and Rose Phillips; husband of Elizabeth Jean Phillips. Commemorated at Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium, V. D. 101.

STONE

George David

Gunner 1461064 275 Bty., 69 Anti-Tank Regt., Royal Artillery. Died on 22/05/1940 Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stone; husband of Gertrude Vera Stone. Commemorated at Outreau Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Row D. Grave 4.

TAIT

Ian Andrew

Captain 153407 Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.. Attd. 22 Indep. Coy., Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died on 09/06/1944 Age 28. Son of Andrew Wilson Tait and Isobel May Tait; husband of Denys Constance Tait (nee le Maitre), of Kensington, London. B.A. (Oxon.): Christ Church. Barrister-at-Law. Commemorated at Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, IVA. L. 11.

Last updated 16 September, 2008

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