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WICKHAM WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Wickham War memorial is to be found at St Nicholas Parish Church and takes the form of an ornately carved cross on an octagonal stone pillar atop a square plinth on an octagonal three-stepped base. The names and inscription are to be found on the plinth. There are 49 names for World War 1 and 12 names for World War 2.

Photographs Copyright © Graham Parsons 2008

1914-1918

ADAMS

A H

Private 9146 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on 17/11/1914. Commemorated on Basra War Cemetery, Iraq, III. B. 23.

BALL

Frank Reginald

Private 241930 "A" Coy. 1st/5th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on 04/10/1917 Age 22. Son of Elizabeth Ada Ball, of Dairy Moor, Wickham, Fareham, Hampshire, and the late Frank Henry Ball. Commemorated on Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-V., Belgium, IX. A. 13.

BECKETT

G

Sapper WR/266884 298th Railway Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 09/07/1918 Age 46. Husband of Grace Florence Beckett, of Bridge St., Wickham, nr. Fareham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France, IV. C. 10.

BUDDEN

H

Lance Corporal 12880 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 03/09/1916. Commemorated on Aveluy Wood Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France, I. J. 22.

CARPENTER

Charles Henry

Stoker 1st Class 307424 H.M.S. "Black Prince" Royal Navy. Died on 31/05/1916 Age 30. Son of Jane Carpenter, of Town Field Lane, Wickham,Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, United Kingdom, 17.

CHUZCHER

W

[Cannot find in CWGC] Private 17363 15 Hampshire Regiment. Died on 15/09/1916 Age 37. Husband of Churcher of Sarisbury Green. Commemorated on Dartmoor Cemetery Becord 3l-Becourt 11 29

COOPER

George Edward

Private 24889 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 01/10/1917 Age 31. Son of Edward Alfred and Phoebe Cooper, of Wickham; husband of Rosa Jane Davis (formerly Cooper), of Dairymoor, Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Westoutre British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

DOUGLAS-JONES

William Eric Vyvian

Second Lieutenant 33rd Bty. Royal Field Artillery. Died on 15/01/1915 Age 19. Son of William and Maude Douglas-Jones, of Orchard Dene, Bourne End, Bucks. Born at Ruthin, Denbighshire. Commemorated on Estires Communal Cemetery and Extension I. E. 2.

DREDGE

William John

Private PO/14589 H.M.S. "Good Hope" Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died on 01/11/1914 Age 24. Son of R. H. and Annie Dredge, of Turkey Island, Shedfield, Botley, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, United Kingdom, 6.

DYER

W G

Private 47567 15th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died on 13/07/1917 Age 20. Son of Albert and Alice Louisa Dyer, of "Lower House Cottage," Winchester Rd., Wickham, Hamphire. Commemorated on Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France.

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Lance Corporal 1511, 2nd Regiment West Surrey. Died 06/05/1916. Son of Charles Thomas and SaramJane Epps, 65 Union Roadm West Croydon. Buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, Plot 1 Row A 45.

FORD

C E

Private 72949 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died on 20/10/1918 Age unknown. Commemorated on Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, VII. B. 8.

FROUD

George

Private SD/794 11th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment. Died on 31/07/1917 Age 20. Son of Sam and Fanny Froud, of 10, Manor Villas, Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 20.

CARPENTER-GARNIER

John Trefusis

Major 1st Bn. Scots Guards. Died on 15/09/1914 Age 40. Son of Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. Carpenter-Garnier, of Rookesbury Park, Wickham, Hampshire. Educated at Harrow and Christ Church (Oxford). Served in the South African Campaign. Commemorated on Vendresse Churchyard, Aisne, France, 1. See also Lord's Cricket Ground Members World War 1.

Extract from du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

CARPENTER-GARNIER, JOHN TREFUSIS, Major, Scots Guards, eldest s. of John Carpenter-Garnier, of Rookesbury Park, Wickham, co. Hants, J.P, D.L., M.P. for South Devon, 1873-84; by his wife, the Hon. Mary, née Trefusis, 2nd dau. of Charles Rudolph, 19th Lord Clinton; b. Rookesbury Park afsd., 2 Feb. 1874: educ. Barrow and Christ Church, Oxford; entered the Royal Scots Militia in 1894, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. to the Scots Guards, 26 Aug. 1896, and promoted Lieut. 13 April. 1898; Capt. 25 Oct. 1902, and Major 10 Oct. 1908, and was Adjutant 1903-05, and Regimental Adjutant 1906 to 1909. He served through the South African War, 1900-2; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State from May to Nov. 1900, including the actions at Biddulphsberg and Wittebergen, and subsequently in those in the Transvaal, and received the Queen's medal with three clasps and the King's with two. On the outbreak of the European War he went to France with his regt., which formed part of the first Expeditionary Force on 13 Aug. 1914; served through the retreat from Mons, and was killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne, 15 Sept. 1914; unm. He was buried at Vendresse, France.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

MAJOR JOHN TREFUSIS CARPENTER-GARNIER, 1st BATTN. SCOTS GUARDS, was the eldest son of John Carpenter-Gamier, Esq., J.P., D.L., M.P. for South Devon, 1873-84, and the Hon. Mary Louisa Carpenter-Gamier, daughter of the nineteenth Baron Clinton. He was born in 1874 at Rookesbury Park, Wickham, Hants, and was educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford.

He first served in the Royal Scots Militia from 1894-96. In August of the latter year he joined the Scots Guards, and served in the South African War for two and a half years in General Rundle's Division, being present at the actions of Biddulphsberg and Wittebergen, receiving the Queen's medal with three clasps and the King's medal with two clasps.

From 1903-06 he was Adjutant of his battalion, and Regimental Adjutant from 19061.909. In August, 1914, he was appointed second in command of his battalion. In the Battle of the Aisne he was struck by shrapnel on the 14th September, and died of his wounds on the following day. His body was buried in Vendresse Churchyard.

Major Carpenter-Gamier was a member of the Guards' and Bachelors' Clubs, and was a keen cricketer, belonging to the M.C.C. and I Zingari. He also played polo, and was fond of hunting and shooting. He was not married.

GREGORY

William Arthur

Lance Corporal G/635 6th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died on 03/07/1916 Age 21. Son of Walter and Emily Alice Gregory, of Dairy Mere, Wickham, Fareham,Hampshire.Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 11 C.

HALL

Soloman

Private 10200 10th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 10/08/1915 Age 21. Son of Mrs. Mary Hall, of Hazelholt Farm, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire.Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey,Turkey, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

HALL

William

Private PO/295/S Portsmouth Bn. R.N. Div. Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died on 06/05/1915. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 2 to 7.

HARDING

Frederick George

Chief Stoker 285296 H.M.S. "Good Hope" Royal Navy. Died on 01/11/1914 Age 36. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. Harding, of Winchester St., Botley, Hampshire; husband of Beatrice Harding, of Dairy Moor, High St., Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 3.

HARDING

George

Private 52298 2nd Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Died on 27/05/1918 Age 19. Son of John Sadler Hawkins, and Selina Hawkins, of 29, Mill Rd., Fareham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Sissonne British Cemetery, Aisne, France, H. 5.

HAWKINS

Bertram Frank

Private 52298 2nd Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Died on 27/05/1918 Age 19. Son of John Sadler Hawkins, and Selina Hawkins, of 29, Mill Rd., Fareham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Sissonne British Cemetery, Aisne, France, H. 5.

HEAD

Albert Henry

Canteen Assistant (Civilian) H.M.S. "Yarmouth" Admiralty Civilian. Died on 18/03/1919 Age 18. Son of Jesse James and Mary Ann Head, of Buck's Cottage, Anbridge, Botley, Hampshire. Wickham (or Wykeham) (St. Nicholas) Churchyard, North-West of church.

JOHNSON

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JONES

J

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KEAR

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MATTHEWS

George

Gunner 3568 "C" Bty. 62nd Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died on 09/08/1916 Age 23. Son of George and Harriett M. Matthews, of "Fern Bank," Wickham Common, Wickham, Fareham, Hampshire. Commemorated at Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France, XII. C. 4.

MOLYNEUX

Frederick

Lance Corporal 4367 25th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) . Died on 22/03/1918. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 10.

MOLYNEUX

James

Rifleman S/10945 8th Bn. Rifle Brigade. Died on 24/05/1916 Age 26. Son of Nath. and Mary Molyneux, of Rookesbury Park, Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, Pas de Calais , France, II. D. 21.

OZARD

John Philip

Private 7907 1st Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment. Died on 30/11/1914 Age 27. Son of John and Alice Ozard, of St. Heliers, Jersey; husband of Clara Ozard, of 5, Sussex Place, Southsea, Portsmouth. Commemorated on Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenier Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, I. A. 24.

PARKINS

Fred

Private 40271 8th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry . Died on 21/04/1918 Age 18. Son of John William and Ellen Eliza Parkins, of Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, No.1, VI. C. 67.

PORTEOUS

Dick Macdonald

Captain 1st Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died on 10/05/1915 Age 31. D S O.. Son of Lt. Col. J. J. Porteous, C M.G., late R.A., and Mrs. Porteous. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 42 and 44.

POWELL

Rhys Campbell Folloit

Second Lieutenant 2nd Bn. Highland Light Infantry. Died on 14/09/1914 Age 22. Son of Maj. Gen. Sir C. Herbert Powell, K.C.B., and of Alice, his wife, of Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Vendresse British Cemetery, Aisne, France, Sp. Mem. 2.

PRATT

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PRIVETT

Ernest Edward

Private PO/18810 Portsmouth Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died on 10/07/1915 Age 18. Son of George Edward and Charlotte Privett, of Turkey Island, Shedfield, Botley, Hampshire. Commemorated on Skew Bridge Cemetery, Turkey, II. E. 6.

PRIVETT

George Harry

Private PO/14435 H.M.S. "Bulwark" Royal Marine Light Infantry . Died on 26/11/1914 Age 28. Son of George Edward and Charlotte Privett, of Shedfield, Botley, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 6

PRIVETT

Frank

Private 7597 2nd Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. . Died on 24/05/1918. Commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.

RADCLYFFE

Charles Edward

Lieutenant Colonel 11th B n. Essex Regiment, formerly Rifle Brigade. Died on 26/09/1915 Age 50. D S O. Son of Charles Edward and Constance Radclyffe; husband of Theresa Caroline Radclyffe, of Little Park, Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Loos Memorial Pas de Calais, France, Panel 85 to 87.

SAVAGE

J C

Private 20602 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 20/09/1917 Service No: 20602. Commemorated on Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, XX. G. 16.

SHAWYER

R

Private 19708 1st Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on 16/07/1917 Age 21. Son of Mrs. E. E. Shawyer, of Wickham Common, Fareham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, I. H. 27.

SHEFFIELD

Surtees

Lieutenant 13th Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 06/08/1915. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

SHEPHERD

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SHORT

A V

Private 195208 1st Bn. Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) Died on27/09/1918 Age 31. Son of William and Mary Short, of Wickham; husband of May Alice Short, of Double Lodge, Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquion, Pas de Calais, France, I. A. 7.

SIMPSON

Ernest

Private 24710 15th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 18/06/1917. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 35.

STACEY

F

Driver T/291618 489th Horse Transport Coy, Army Service Corps. Died on 24/02/1917. Commemorated on Fareham Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom, B. 202.

WARREN

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WEEKS

H G

Private 18744 15th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died on 24/09/1916. Commemorated on Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France, XII. U. 8.

WEYMAN

George Henry

Gunner 11329 "C" Bty. 91st Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Died on 07/06/1916 Age 22. Son of Edward and Eliza Weyman, of Dairy Moor, Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Branddhoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, II. C. 9.

WIMWOOD

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YOUNG

John

Private 25133 10th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 01/09/1918 Age 38. Son of George and Ellen Young, of Wickham; husband of Ethel Young, of Star Corner, Wickham, Fareham,Hampshire. Commemorated on Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece, F. 1197.

1939-1945

ADAMS

Ronald Frank Millard

Private 14661588 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 19/06/1944 Age 19. Son of William Millard Adams and Rosina Elizabeth Adams, of Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France, XV. F. 6.

BALL

Frederick Gerald

Leading Stoker P/K 56124 H.M.S. Exmouth, Royal Navy. Died on 21/01/1940 Age 39. Son of Frank Henry and Elizabeth Ada Ball, of Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 41, Column 3.

BRUCE

Michael Alistair Mitchell

Lieutenant H.M.S. Somali, Royal Navy. Died on 24/09/1942 Age 27. D S C, 3 times Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Captain Kenneth Mervyn Bruce, D.S.O., R.N., and Madeleine Amy Bruce. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 62, Column 1.

CARPENTER

Frederick John

Lance Corporal 5513175 1/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 22/04/1943 Age 20. Son of Fredrick George and Eva Elvira Carpenter, of Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia, VI. G. 4.

DAVIS

John Harry

Sergeant (Air Gnr) 1606693. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve . Died on 17/03/1944 Age 28. Son of Harry and Ada Elizebeth Davis, of Wickham; husband of Dolores Victoria Ruby Davis, of Southsea. His brother Robert Edgar also died on service. Commemorated on Wickham (or Wykeham) (St. Nicholas) Churchyard, New part, N.E. of church, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

DAVIS

Robert Edgar

Able Seaman P/SSX 21139 H.M.S. Royal Oak, Royal Navy. Died on 14/10/1939 Age 19. Son of Harry and Ada Elizabeth Davis, of Wickham, Hampshire. His brother John Henry also died on service. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 33, Column 2.

EGGBY

George Edward

Rifleman 6913957 7th (1st Bn. The London Rifle Brigade) Bn. Rifle Brigade. Died on 28/06/1944. Son of George and Mary Violet Eggby, of Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Assisi War Cemetery, Italy, VII, A, 2.

FRANKPITT

James

Corporal PO/X 2683 H.M.S. Indomitable, Royal Marines. Died on 12/08/1942. Son of Albert Edward and Ivy Doris Frankpitt, of Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Panel 70, Column 2.

CAPRENTER-GARNIER

John Prideaux

Lieutenant 240641 2nd Bn. Scots Guards. Died on 22/09/1943 Age 22 Service No: 240641. Son of George William and Cheston Isolda Carpenter-Garnier, of Wickham, Hampshire. Commemorated on Salerno War Cemetery, Italy, V. A. 20.

HOUGHTON

Albert Edward

Lance Serjeant 2617023 5th Bn. Grenadier Guards. Died on 30/04/1943 Age 27. Son of Frank and Rose Houghton; husband of Evelyn Agnes Houghton, of Houghton, Hampshire. Commemorated on Medez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia, 9. E. 14.

RICHARDS

Frederick James

Sergeant (Air Gnr.) 1602799 115 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 03/08/1943 Age 23. Son of Norman and Agnes Mary Richards, of Wickham, Hampshire. Coomemorated on Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany, 11. A. 15.

SARSONS

Hubert William

Lieutenant 228321 2nd Bn. Coldstream Guards. Died on 26/04/1943 Age 21. Son of Hubert B. Sarsons and of Jean A. Sarsons (nee Arnold), of Okehampton, Devon. Commemorated at Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia, Face 12.

Last updated 29 December, 2008

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