AXBRIDGE WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2016
memorial is situated in the grounds of St John the Baptist, Axbridge.
Itn takes the form of a wheel cross, of rough hewn granite, surmounting
three-stepped stone base, each step of the base bears the names and
copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2016
the Glory of God
and in grateful memory
of the Axbridge men
who feel in the Great War 1914-1918
4402, 1/4th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds
in Mesopotamia 19 January 1917. Aged 19. Born Wells, Somerset, enlisted
Axbridge. Son of Henry George and Mary Durbin, of West St., Axbridge,
Somerset. Formerly 1818, Somersetshire Light Infantry. No known
grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 21 and 63.
20296, "A" Company, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment.
Died of wounds 31 March 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Axbridge,
enlisted Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Francis, of Axbridge, Somerset. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY
EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 37.
5168, 1/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion (T.F.), Gloucestershire
Regiment. Died of wounds 26 July 1916. Born Axbridge, enlisted Bristol.
Husband of A. Hancock, of West St., Axbridge, Somerset. Buried in
ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave
10223, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action
26 August 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Chaple Allerton, Somerset,
enlisted Bristol. Son of John James, of Moor Lane, Axbridge, Somerset.
No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 41 to 42 and 163A.
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Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action
1 July 1916. Aged 20. Son of A. V. Leche, of Elmcroft, Axbridge.
Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A.
Edward aka Charley
47620, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 2 July
1917. Aged 38. Born Blagdon, Somerset, enlisted Axbridge. Son of
William and Thirza Lintern, of Rickford, Burrington, Bristol. Formerly
R/4/140556, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW
MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave
Seaman Bristol Z/31, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal
Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action between 4 and 6 June 1915.
Aged 20. Born 24 June 1894. Son of Mrs. Ann Jear, of High St., Banwell,
Weston-super-Mare. He was resident at Blanche Cottage, Silver Street,
Wrington, Somerset. He was Church of England. before enlisting he
was a farm labourer, unable to swim, heioght 5 feet 5 inches, chest
32½ inches. complexion fair, dark brown hair, dark grey eyes.
Enlisted 2 November 1914. He had a fiancee, Miss Ann May, of 166
Noish Alliayton, Bayford, Dorset. Buried in SKEW BRIDGE CEMETERY,
Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot II. Row C. Grave 1.
72069, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 June
1918. Aged 18. Born Axbridge, enlisted Tredegar, Monmouthshire.
Son of Alfred and Beatrice Roe, of 2, The Myrtles, Axbridge, Somerset.
No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
A/587, 1st Battalion, Candian Infantry. Died 25 July 1916. Aged
39. Born 15 October 1875 in Axbridge, Somerset. Son of the late
Charles and Charlotte Weare, of Station Street, Axbridge, Somerset.
Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Previously served 9 years in the Royal
Navy. Attested nad passed fit 16 January 1915 at London, Ontario,
Canada. Enlisted aged 34 years 3 months. height 5 feet 5 inches,
girth 36 inches. complexion fair, eyes blue, brown hair, religious
denomination C hurch of England. No known grave. Commemorated om
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 10
- 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10168 - 35
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John aka Jack
H.M.S. Abatos, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 20 March 1944. Aged 48.
Son of John James Carp and Eliza Lewis Carp, of Bristol; husband
of Ruth Carp, of Clifton, Bristol. Master Mariner. Awarded the Distinguished
Service Cross (D.S.C.). Buried in BRISTOL (CANFORD) CEMETERY, Gloucestershire.
Section OO. Grave 103.
1st Class D/KX 111786, H.M.S. Gloxinia, Royal Navy. Died 12 March
1943. Aged 22. Son of Charles Edward and Elsie Fish, of Axbridge,
Somerset. Buried in SIMON'S TOWN (DIDO VALLEY) CEMETERY, Western
Cape, South Africa. Naval Allotment Row D. Grave 28.
Corporal 5670726, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 27 June
1943. Aged 26. Son of Frederick Robert and Rosina Gage; husband
of Sophy Irene Gage, of Axbridge. Buried in AXBRIDGE (ST. JOHN THE
BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Axbridge, Somerset.
5680956, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 10 August 1943.
Aged 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Grimstead; husband of D. I. Grimstead,
of Axbridge, Somerset. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy.
Plot II. Row B. Grave 50.
1071689, 19 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 4 February 1944.
Son of Henry and Laura Hucker; husband of Frances May Hucker. Awarded
the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy.
Plot IV. Row E. Grave 8.
Lieutenant 132827, 245 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died 13 July 1944. Aged 30. Son of Edwin George and Florence Reynolds.
No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel
5th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 26 April
1943. Aged 27. Son of Charles Francis and Alice Mary Skinner, of
Axbridge, Somerset. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia.
Plot 10. Row A. Grave 15.
1st Class D/KX 136041, H.M. Submarine Trooper, Royal Navy. Died
17 October 1943. Aged 21. Son of Alfred Stanley Tame, and of Ellen
Matilda Tame, of Axbridge, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated
on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 82, Column 2.
21 June, 2016