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YARMOUTH WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

The War Memorial is on the wall of the Town Hall, The Square, Yarmouth. It takes the form of a nowy headed tablet with the inscription and names for World War 1 listed in black, above the text are the arms of the town in circular wreath with ribbons. The tablet has been extended to include the names of those who died in World War 2. There are 28 names listed for World War 1 and 7 for World War 2. The memorial was refurbished in 1991 and the World War 2 tablet added. The memorial was rededicated 10 November 1991.

Photograph Copyright © Lynda Smith 2004

IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF YARMOUTH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919.

ALLEN

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BUCKETT

Amos Arthur

Rifleman 331523. 1st/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Alexandria on 28th May 1917. Born Shalfleet, Isle of Wight. Lived Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Buried: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. D. 136.

BUTLER

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BUTLER

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CHAPMAN

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CROOKS

John George

Private 5164. 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Gallipoli on 28th June 1915. Born Kingston, Portsmouth. Lived Mortongreen, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Winchester. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328

DOE

Harold Horatio

Lance Corporal M2/192219. Attd. 107th Anti-Aircraft Section, Army Service Corps. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th October 1918. Aged 28. Born and lived Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Winchester. Husband of Elizabeth Lay (formerly Doe), of Alma Place, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried: Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France. Ref. I. F. 25.

DOE

George Henry John

Deck Hand 4884/SD. H.M.S. Terrible, Royal Naval Reserve. Died on 18th September 1916. Aged 36. Son of George and Amelia Doe; husband of Ada Maud Doe, of Whithedswood Cottage, Shirley Avenue, Southampton. Born at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried: Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery, Hampshire. Ref. B.2. 107.

DASHWOOD

Claude Burrand Lewes

Major. 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds on 26th April 1916. Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France. Ref. II. D. 64.

DYE

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Probably: George Harry Gordon Dye. Lieutenant. 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds on 21st November 1917. Aged 26. Son of George Arthur and Ellen Ann Dye, of Victoria Rd., Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Educated at Christ's Hospital, Horsham. Native of Norfolk. Buried: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Ref. III. B. 23.

FOULKES

Sydney

Gunner 855320. 1st/5th Hants Howitzer Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in Turkey on 26th February 1917. Born Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Commemorated: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Nisibin Memorial 233

GATRELL

Frederick William

Gunner 855374. 374th Battery, 8th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in the Persian Gulf on 16th November 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Son of Albert Edward and Eva Gatrell, of High St., Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. III. E. 3. L.

GATRELL

Henry Francis

Sapper 1482. Hants Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died at home on 21st February 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted Portsmouth. Son of A. E. Gatrell, of High St., Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried: Yarmouth (St. James) Church Cemetery. Ref. D. 370.

GRIFFITHS

Edwin

Sub-Lieutenant. H.M. Yacht Zaida, Royal Naval Reserve. Died on 17th August 1916. Aged 48. Son of the late Capt. John Griffiths and Jane Griffiths, of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Column 18. Special note: HM Yacht Zaida was sunk by a German Submarine in the Gulf of Alexandretta on 17th August 1917.

HARWOOD

Edward James

Gunner 353455. 123rd Battery, 88th Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 28th August 1918. Aged 34. Born Boston, Lincolnshire. Enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Son of J. T. and S J. Harwood, of The Square, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried: Ligny-Sur-Canche British Cemetery Pas de Calais, France. Ref. B. 6.

HENDERSON

Alfred Charles

Sapper 519677. 55th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 10th October, 1917. Aged 20. Born and lived Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Portsmouth. Son of Beatrice Mary Henderson, of "Moravia, West Hill Rd., West Cowes, Isle of Wight, and the late James E. Henderson. Buried: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. V. I. 3.

KELLEWAY

Alfred Henry

[Also spelt KELLAWAY in some official records] Private 4130, 3/7th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 3 December 1916. Aged 20. Born circa 1896. Carman by trade. Enlisted 10 December 1915 at Newport, isle of Wight. Declared medically unfit 15 August 1916 suffering V.D.H. (Pulmonary Diastolic). Discharged from Army 18 August 1916 as being no longer physically fit for War Service; address Bridge Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Son of Caroline Kelleway, Bridge Street, Yarmouth IoW. Home service from 20 January 1916 to 29 August 1916. Height 5 feet 10 inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes. Son of Fank (deceased) and Caroline Kelleway. Unmarried. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, son of Frank and Caroline A Kelleway, born Yarmouth, IoW, resident Wheatsheaf Lane, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, son of Caroline Kelleway (a widow), a Laundry Carman, born Yarmouth, IoW, residemt Wheatsheaf Lane, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried in Yarmouth (St. James) Church Cemetery, Isle of Wight. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 779.

LONG

(Arthur) Howell

Gunner 221706. No.1 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home on 6th November 1918. Born and lived Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Liverpool. Buried: Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery, Cheshire. Ref. 6. C. E. 68.

PILCHER

Harry George

Able Seaman J/20938. H.M.S. Black Prince, Royal Navy. Died on 31st May 1916. Aged 20. Born Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Column 13. Special note: HMS Black Prince was sunk by German Battleships at the Battle of Jutland, with a loss of all hands

PAYNE

Sydney Bernard

Ordinary Seaman J/61726. H.M.S. Tartar, Royal Navy. Died on 17th June 1917. Aged 19. Son of G. and M. J. Payne, of South St., Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. A. 27.

PRINCE

Charles Ernest

Private 18664. 3rd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Transferred to 851st Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died in France & Flanders on 9th November 1918. Born Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Lived Guernsey. Enlisted Winchester. Buried: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. X. C. 19.

RUSSELL

Harry Clement

Gunner 1st/5th Hants Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in The Persian Gulf on 10th June 1915. Born and enlisted Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Son of George and Charlotte Russell, of 8, Mechanic's Terrace, Whalley, Blackburn. Native of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. VI. B. 10.

SPENCER

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STRICKLAND

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SHEAFF

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WADHAM

Arthur James George

Driver 855371. 1st/5th Hants Howitzer Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Turkey on 31st August 1916. Born Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XXI. Q. 9.

WOODFORD

Harry

Private 46961. 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly 1505 Hampshire Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 30th April 1917. Aged 19. Born Shalfleet, Isle of Wight. Enlisted Portsmouth. Son of Isaac Woodford, of South St., Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried: St. Nicolas British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. H. 19.

WARDER, DSC

Leonard Clifton

Lieutenant. H.M.S. Q12, Royal Naval Reserve. Died on 30th April 1917. Aged 29. Husband of Jessie F. Warder, of "Afton", Park Rd., Cowes, Isle of Wight. Awarded The Distinguished Service Cross [London Gazette 23 March 1917 page 2951/2]. Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Column 27. Special note: This is a bit confusing. HMS Q12 appears also to be an Aubretia Class Convoy Sloop known as HMS Tulip. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic on 30th April 1917.

AND IN 1939 1945

KELLEWAY

Alfred William

Driver T/92389. 55 Infantry Brigade Group Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 12th September 1944. Aged 31. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Column 100.

RIDDETT

Bernard Richard

Sergeant 1190144. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 19th August 1942. Commemorated: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 92.

STILLWELL

Reginald John

Corporal 2319924. Royal Corps of Signals. Died on 30th May 1942. Aged 33. Son of Harry and Emmy Stillwell; husband of Ethel M. Stillwell, of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Buried: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya. Ref. 10. D. 1.

WOODIN

James Steward

Lieutenant 177739. Hampshire Regiment, attd. 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Died on 5th December 1943. Son of the Revd. Stanley H. Woodin, M.A., and Maud Woodin; husband of Angela Mary Woodin. Buried: Padua War Cemetery, Italy. Ref. I. G. 12.

PENNY

George Ernest Ward

Lance Corporal T/63441. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 17th June 1940. Aged 31. Son of William Ward Penny and Helia Penny; husband of Beatrice Ellen Penny, of Newport, Isle of Wight. Commemorated: Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Column 134.

SPENCE

John Frederick

Lance Serjeant 1871927. 40 Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died between 1st and 2nd October 1942. Aged 27. Son of John Spence, and of Emily Spence, of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Commemorated: Sai Wan Memorial, China. Column 7.

WHITE

William Edward

Gunner 2057150. 394 Battery, 48 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 8th March 1941. Aged 33. Son of Charles James White and Ada Annie White, of Ryde, Isle of Wight; husband of Kathleen May White, of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Buried: Romsey Cemetery, Hampshire. Ref. Sec. W. Grave 307.

THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Buried in Yarmouth Churchyard, not on the Memorial.

LANSDOWNE, DFC

George

Squadron Leader 13132. Royal Air Force. Died on 17th March 1946. Aged 59. Son of George and Annie Lansdowne; husband of Chrissie Lansdowne, of Yarmouth. Awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross. Buried: Yarmouth (St. James) Church Cemetery. North part.

CHIMES

William Edward George

Major 26280. Royal Artillery. Died on 27th July 1941. Aged 49. Son of Edmund William Cook Chimes and Emily Chimes; husband of Annie Patterson Chimes. Buried: Yarmouth (St. James) Church Cemetery. Ref. Grave C. 998.

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