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CHRISTCHURCH (NEWPORT) WW1 AND WW2 MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Lyndon Wigmore 2008

Christchurch is now a suburb of Newport, but in the 1920s it was a village in its own right. The parish war memorial is in the centre of a small square between the Parish Church and the local pub. It takes the form of a cross atop a three-step octagonal plinth. The steps are high, and the inscriptions are around the faces of the plinth.

The inscriptions are unusual in that they show name, rank, unit and date of death, and they are ordered on date of death. There are 51 names from the First World War and 13 names from the Second. For ease of reference, the names have been sorted into alphabetical order here.

Photograph Copyright © Lyndon Wigmore 2008

ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE FALLEN OF THIS PARISH
DURING THE WAR
1914-1919
THEY DIED
THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE


ANDERSON

J

Chief Engineer, SS Alfalfa. Died 6th May 1916.

BEVAN

REGINALD

Private, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died 23rd October 1915 (13th October according to CWGC). No known grave. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.

BINNING

HERBERT

Private, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 26th September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, near Paris, France.

BLACKMORE

JAMES ARTHUR

Private, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 25th January 1915 aged 33. Son of William and Rosa Blackmore, of Milton Cottage, Llanwern, Newport, Mon. No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Somme, France.

BLACKMORE

WILLIAM

Private, "B" Company 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 8th May 1915 aged 35. Son of William and Rosa Blackmore, of Milton Cottage, Llanwern, Newport, Mon. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

BYARD

WALTER HENRY

Private, Depot Battalion, South Wales Borderers, temporarily assigned to the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 8th February 1916 (11th February 1917 according to CWGC) aged 22. Son of Eber and Mary Catherine Byard, of The Routs Farm, Llanwern, Newport, Mon. Born at Linton, Ross, Herefordshire. Buried at Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.

CARMAN

THOMAS PARKIN

Private, 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 10th July 1917 aged 27. Son of George and Elizabeth Carman, of Newport, Mon. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

COX

VICTOR CHARLES

Mess Room Steward, SS Alfalfa, Mercantile Marine. Died 6th May 1916, aged 17. Son of Charles Ernest and Susannah Cox, of Pleasant View, Penylan Park, Newport, Mon. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial

DANKS

BENJAMIN FREDRICK

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Died 28th March 1919, aged 22. Son of Mr. H. B. and Mrs. Elizabeth Danks, of Cromwell House, Caerleon, Mon. Buried in the Christchurch (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Newport, Gwent.

DAVIES

WALTER

Private, 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 31st July 1917, aged 32. Son of William and Carrie Davies, of Christchurch, Newport; husband of Ethel Agnes Lucy Davies, of 6, Livingstone Place, Maindee, Newport, Mon. Buried at Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boezinge, Belgium.

DRAY

W E

Sergeant, 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 2nd July 1918. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dray; brother of F. E. Dray, of 1, Somerton Place, Newport, Mon. Buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

DUFFIELD

H

Private, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 9th April 1916. Buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

DYMENT

WILLIAM CLIFFORD

Private, 17th Battalion, Lancaster Fusiliers. Died June 1918 (22nd May 1918 according to CWGC) aged 29. Husband of Bessie Dyment, of 7 Rectory Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. Buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

ELLIS

EDWARD GORDON

Private, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots. Died 4th August 1918 aged 19. Son of Mrs. S. I. Ellis, of Christchurch Rd. Post Office, Newport, Mon., and the late Morgan Leslie Ellis. Buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.

GRIFFITHS

ALBERT GEORGE

Private, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 13th October 1915 aged 20. Son of Thomas and Amy Jane Griffiths, of The Village, Caerleon, Mon. Buried at Loos British Cemetery, Somme, France.

GRIFFITHS

T

Private, South Wales Borderers. Died 18th August 1916.

HARRIS

H H

Sergeant, 11th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 2nd February 1917 aged 22. Son of William and Mary Harris, of Liswerry Road, Newport, Mon., South Wales. Buried at Ferme-Olivier Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium.

HAY

GERALD H

Gunner, 224th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 21st March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

HERN

WILLIAM STANLEY

Major, 3rd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 10th August 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

HUGGETT

IVOR HERBERT

Sergeant, "C" Company, 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 8th May 1917 aged 27. Son of Mary Elizabeth Bullock (formerly Huggett), of The Mervale, Christchurch, Newport, Mon., and the late Thomas Huggett. Enlisted Sept., 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

JAMES

ALFRED JOHN

Private (Lance-Corporal on CWGC), 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 8th May 1915 aged 27. Son of Emily Maud James, of "Fern Lea," Nash Rd., Newport, Mon. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

JEFFRIES

(WILFRED) REGINALD

Private, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 25th April 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

JOHNSON

CHARLES REGINALD

Private, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 9th October 1918 aged 20. Son of Thomas John and Annie Johnson, of 127, Christchurch Rd., Newport, Mon. Buried at Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, France.

JONES

ALFRED

Gunner, 38th (Welsh) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 25th July 1917 (25th June 1917 on CWGC) aged 43. Son of Henry and Matilda Jones, of Kemeys , Mon. Buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

JONES

WILLIAM HENRY

Driver, "B" Battery, 122nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 22nd July 1917 aged 28. Son of Sarah Jane Bennett (formerly Jones), of 11, Railway Terrace, Gilfach, Bargoed, Cardiff, and the late Albert Jones. Native of Bishton, Newport, Mon. Buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.

KERTON

CHARLES

Private, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 1st December 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.

KING

L H

Trooper, Inniskillin Dragoons. Died 2nd July 1917. Buried at Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery.

LUXTON

CORNELIUS GEORGE

Gunner, Royal Navy Volunter Reserve SS Britannia. Died 18th October 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

MASSER

H

Private, 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 18th October 1918. Buried at Cretinier Cemetery, Wattrelos, France.

MERRETT

ERNEST NELSON

Private, 17th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 10th July 1917 aged 22. Son of George and Mary M. Merrett, of Brook House, Bishpool, Christchurch, Newport, Mon. Buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France.

MILLER

A

Sergeant, 6th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 8th November 1915. Buried at Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium.

MOGFORD

GEORGE

Private, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 9th February 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

MORGAN

MORGAN

Private, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 8th May 1915. Son of Mr. L. Morgan, of Bolt House, Chepstow Rd., Newport, Mon., and the late Mary Morgan. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

PATTIMORE

FREDERICK WILLIAM

(Pattemore on CWGC) Private, 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment. Died 2nd May 1915 aged 41. Husband of Selina Ellen Pattemore, of Church Cottage, Caerleon, Mon. Native of Crewkerne, Somerset. Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

RAWLINGS

A E

Lance-Corporal, Military Mounted Police. Died 23rd November 1918 aged 29. Buried at Newport (Christchurch) Cemetery, Gwent, UK.

ROYSTER

ALFRED

Private, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 25th January 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France.

SHOTTON

A

Sergeant, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 1st July 1916.

SHYER

HARRY

Private, HMS Good Hope, Royal Navy (Royal Marine Light Infantry on CWGC). Died 1st November 1914 aged 20. Son of Solomon John and Agnes Jane Shyer, of Haselbury, Plucknett, Crewkerne. No known grave. Commemorated on the Plymouth Memorial.

SPITTLE

THOMAS STANLEY

Captain, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 2nd October 1917 aged 33. Son of Mr. T. Spittle, of Newport, Mon.; husband of Hilda M. A. Spittle, of Worcester Park, Surrey. Buried at Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension.

STANLEY

JOSEPH LEONARD

Lance-Corporal, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 9th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.

STEVENS

GEORGE ARTHUR

Private, 139th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Died 25th September 1916 aged 20. Son of David James and Emily Grace Stevens, of Hatherleigh Cottage, Maindee, Newport, Mon. Buried at Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, France.

TANNER

(JOSEPH) GEORGE

Corporal, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 18th August 1916 aged 26. Son of Joseph and Emma Tanner, of Hope Brook, Longhope, Glos. Buried at Bertrancourt Military Cemetery , Somme, France.

THOMAS

WILLIAM JOHN

Lance-Corporal, 152nd Company, Machine Gun Corps. Died 6th October 1916 aged 27. Son of William and Mary Ann Thomas, of Chepstow Hill, Caerleon, Monmouthshire. Buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, Somme, France.

TOOZE

ARTHUR HAROLD

Ordinary Seaman, HMS Terrible, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th October 1915 aged 18. Son of Arthur and Lavina Tooze, of Bullmoor Rd., Caerleon, Newport, Mon. Buried at Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Gosport, UK.

TREZISE

J

Private, 45th Supply Company, Roral Army Service Corps. Died 4th April 1919. Buried at Newport (Christchurch) Cemetery, UK.

TURNBULL

CHARLES JOHN

Gunner, C Battery, 57th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 16th October 1916 aged 18. Son of William and Sarah Turnbull, of High View, Christchurch Rd., Newport, Mon. Buried at Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery.

TURNER

GEORGE

Private, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 25th May 1915 aged 28. Son of Mrs. Sarah Turner, of Catsash, Christchurch, Newport, Mon. No known Grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

WATKINS

WILLIAM

Sapper, 8th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 11th April 1916. No known Grave. Commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, UK.

WHITE

ALBERT

Private, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 8th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

WILLIAMS

A

Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died 24th July 1916.

WILLIAMS

E F

Royal Navy. Died 22nd September 1917.

ALSO
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE FALLEN OF THIS PARISH
DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939-1945

BEVAN

JAMES EDWIN

Sergeant, 4th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 19th September 1944 aged 24. Son of Charles and Ruth Bevan, of Caerleon, Monmouthshire husband of E. Winifred Bevan of Caerleon. Buried at Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium.

BEVAN

ARTHUR DONALD

Private, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 24th October 1944 aged 22. Son of Charles Hugo and Ruth Bevan; husband of Mary Theresa Bevan, of Newport, Monmouthshire. Buried at Geel War Cemetery, Belgium.

CHARLES-JONES

JOHN KENNETH

Pilot Officer, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, Royal Air Force. Died 27th July 1941 aged 23. Son of Ernest and Edith Pearl Charles-Jones, of Penhow, Monmouthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

DANKS

CLIFFORD

Trooper, 23rd Hussars , Royal Armoured Corps. Died 6th August 1944 aged 29. Son of Henry Benjamin and Elizabeth Danks, of Caerleon, Monmouthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the Bayeux Memorial, France.

EDWARDS

CHARLES LESLIE

Civilian, Party Leader, London County Council, Heavy Rescue Service. Died 3rd September 1940 aged 37. Son of Ann Edwards, of 257 Christchurch Road, Newport, Monmouthshire; husband of Brenda Edwards, of 22 Spencer Walk, Putney. Died at St. Dionis Road. Buried at Fulham Metropolitan Borough Cemetery, London.

ESSERY

JAMES MERVYN

Aircraftman 1st Class, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th April 1941 aged 24. Son of James Albert and Mabel Beatrix Essery, of Newport, Monmouthshire; husband of Margaret Essery, of Newport. Buried at Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan, Africa.

FOXALL

REGINALD CHARLES

Corporal, 108th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th August 1944 aged 25. Son of Frederick Solomon and Elsie Elizabeth Foxall, of Newport, Monmouthshire. Buried at Aleppo War Cemetery, Syria.

HEWS

KENNETH HENRY

3rd Officer, S.S. Nailsea Court (Cardiff), Merchant Navy. Died 10th March 1943 aged 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Hews, of Newport, Monmouthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

HOPKINS

LEWIS

3rd Officer, S.S. Cortes (London), Merchant Navy. Died 26th September 1941 aged 25. Son of Lewis Hopkins, and of Alice Hopkins, of Newport, Monmouthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

JENKINS

ALAN THOMAS

Lance-Corporal, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Died 20th October 1944 aged 21. Son of David Charles and Winifred Ethel Jenkins, of Caerleon, Monmouthshire. Buried at Santerno Valley War Cemetery, Bologna, Italy.

MOORE

TREVOR BRYN

Flight-Sergeant, 49th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th April 1945 aged 21. Son of Alfred Edward and Harriett Doris Moore, of Newport, Monmouthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

PHILLIPS

T

(Forename: Frank on CWGC). Private, 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died 22nd February 1945 aged 29. Buried at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

THOMAS

EDWARD

Chief Electrical Artificer, HMS Glorious, Royal Navy. Died 8th June 1940 aged 37. Son of Daniel Henry and Annie Thomas, of Newport, Monmouthshire; husband of Phyllis Florida Thomas, of Newport. A.M.I.E.E. No known grave. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Last updated: 10 May, 2008

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