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HUISH EPISCOPI WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Janet Seaton 2017

Huish Episcopi is a village and civil parish situated on the outskirts of Langport, Somerset. The memorial is to be found Opposite St Mary's Church, The Hill (A372), Huish Episcopi, South Somerset, Somerset, and takes the form of a three pillared, curved, wall containing bronze plaques with the names and inscription on the central pillar, the Royal Coat of Arms is on the left hand pillar and the badge of the Somerset Light Infantry on the right hand pillar. There are 15 names listed for World War 1 and 9 names for World War 2 (not yet transcribed).

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1914-1918

COX Albert [Robert]
Lance Serjeant 10011, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 21 May 1915. Aged 22. Son of Charles Henry and Sabana Cox, of Pourcell Cottage, Huish, Langport, Somerset. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 38.
EVENETT Stanley
[Listed as EVERETT on SDGW] Private 764061, "C" Company, 1st/28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists' Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Aged 25. Born Saffron Walden, enlisted Castle Cary, resident Langport. Son of Walter and Eleanor Evenett, of 53, Ashdown Rd., Saffron Walden, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Saffron Walden, resident with his parents at 53, Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Saffron Walden, a Clerk Auctioneer, resident with his parents at 53, Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, Essex. In the 1914 Electoral Register he was a lodger with Mrs Casey, of North Street, Southminster, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 153.
HOOPER Victor [Roy Crossman]
Private 13884, 10th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in Salonika 14 July 1917. Born and enlisted Yeovil. Son of William and Eliza Hooper, resident Yeovil, born 27 February 1896 in Yeovil, baptised 31 October 1897 in Huish Episcopi, Somerset. Buried at MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 51.
LAKE Ernest [Henry]
Private 33167, 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 4 October 1917. Aged 29. Son of William and Nora Lake, of Church House, Tawstock, Barnstaple, Devon; husband of Emily Crossman (formerly Lake), of Wagg Huish Episcope, Langport, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42 and 163A.
MALE Clifford [William]
Private 202690, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) transferred to 608127, 73rd Prisoner of War Company, Labour Corps. Died 29 September 1918. Aged 19. Son of William and Ellen Male, of Wearne, Langport, Somerset. Buried in ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row J. Grave 9.
MORGAN Reginald
Private 2839, 2nd/5th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) attached to 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 9 October 1916 in Mesopotamia. Enlisted Langport. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY , Iraq. Plot XXI. Row M. Grave 25.
ROUSELL Arthur [Edward]
Private 57542, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 22 February 1919. Aged 20. Son of Henry John and Lucy Rousell of South View, Huish Episcopi, Langport. Buried North of the Church tower in HUISH EPISCOPI (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Somerset. See also Lanport All Saints Roll of Honour
SCRIVEN Anthony [Thomas]
Private 16900, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 16 September 1916. Born and resident Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset, enlisted Yeovil. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.
SCRIVEN Joseph [H]
Private 10012, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 4 March 1915. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Betsy Scriven, of Ducks Hill, Huish, Langport, Somerset. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, NORD, Nord, France. Plot J. Grave 16.
SLADE Reginald [Philip]
Serjeant 7635, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 29 October 1914. Born 8 January 1891 and resident Huish Episcopi, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Son of William and Jane Slade, residents of Huish Episcopi, baptised at Huish Episcopi 15 February 1891. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Huish Episcopi, resident with his parents and brother, Sidney (see below), at Rose & Crown, Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 2, page 277:

SLADE, REGINALD PHILIP, Sergt., No. 7635, 1st Battn. Coldstream Guards, s. of William Slade, of Huish Episcope, co. Somerset; served with the Expeditionary Force ; killed in action at Ypres 29 Oct. 1914.

SLADE Sidney [Clarence]
Private 16899, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 6 April 1916. Born 3 June 1896 and resident Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset, enlisted Yeovil. Baptised 26 July 1896 at Huish Episcopi. Son of William and Jane Slade, residents of Huish Episcopi; younger brother of Reginald (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Huish Episcopi, resident with his parents and brother, Reginald (see above), at Rose & Crown, Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Huish Episcopi, a Domestic Gardener, resident with his parents at Rose and Crown Inn, Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row E. Grave 9.
SMALL Ernest [William]
Private TT/03694, 19th Veterinary Hospital, Army Veterinary Corps. Died 25 January 1918. Aged 23. Son of Frederick George and Mary Jane Small, of Whitehill, Langport, Somerset. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section D. Grave 128.
TANNER William [Charles]
Gunner 67772, "B" Battery, 168th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 27 May 1917. Aged 25. Son of Charles and Edith Tanner, of Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.
WHEADON George
Private 2868, 2nd/5th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) attached to 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 8 February 1916 in Mesopotamia. Resident Langport, enlisted Taunton. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Section M. Grave 7.
WINTER Thomas aka Tom
Private 10019, 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 16 September 1916. Aged 29. Son of Mrs. Emily Alice Winter, of Pouncell Cottage, Huish, Langport, Somerset. No kinown grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

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