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Compiled and Copyright © David Greig 2006

The memorial takes the form of a brass plaque within the church of St. Peter. There is also a frame paer Roll of Honour containing seventy names of those who served, including those who died. This has not been transcribed. Their is also a plaque commemorating one of those named from World War 1 and one who died later.




Hubert Charles

Private 21691, 1st Battalion, Princce Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry0. Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 27. Born Langord Budville, enlisted Wellington. Son of W. V. and Fanny Elizabeth Braddick, of Langford Budville, Wellington, Somerset. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.


Sydney James

Sergeant 02679, 2nd/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 18th September 1919. Aged 19. Son of James and Ellen Chipling, of Crossway, Langford Budville, Wellington, Somerset. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln(Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 12.



Private 34744, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1917. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Wellington, Somerset. Son of Rebecca and the late John Hine; husband of Mabel Mary Hine, of 35, Bovet St., Wellington, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34.



Private 20789, 12th (West Somserset Yeomanry) Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Aged 24. Born Langford Budville, enlisted Wellington. Son of Edward and Julia Anna Keates, of Stitchay Cottage, Langford Budville, Wellington, Somerset. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 1.



Private 27678, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Taunton, resident Wellington. Son of Tom and Thirza Tarr, of Leigh Farm, Langford Budville, Wellington, Somerset. Formerly 1162, West Somerset Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.



[Roll of Honour states 3rd/5th Battalion. Could not locate on SDGW] Lance Corporal 3386, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 2nd September 1916. Aged 24. Son of Samuel and Emily Thresher, of Langford Budville, Wellington, Somerset; husband of Florence May Thresher, of Hele, Bishop's Hull, Taunton. Commemorated on DELHI 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, India. The DELHI 1914-18 MEMORIAL stands in Delhi War Cemetery and commemorates 153 First World War casualties buried in Meerut Cantonment Cemetery where their graves could no longer be maintained.


Thomas Ralph Okenden

Temporary Lieutenant (Acting Captain), "B" Battery, 199th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Aged 31. Son of Thomas Henry Rickets Winwood and Mabel Louisa Winwood; husband of Mabel Katharine Winwood, of Oaktree Cottage, Mortimer, Berks. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 134.

In loving memory of Thomas Ralph Okeden Winwood
who fell in action on the 28th April 1917
and John Montague who died 15th March 1922
Soldiers in the Great War

They died in war that we in peace might live.
They gave their best so we our best should give.
Not for themselves, for justice freedom right.
They fought and call us forward to the fight.

Died later but mentioned on plaque

Died 15th March 1922.

1939 - 1945



Donkeyman, S.S. Sirikishna (Leith), Merchant Navy. Died 24th February 1941. Aged 31. Son of Ernest Bennett, and of Annie Bennett, of Langford Budville, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 98.

Note: The Sirikishna was built in Dundee by the Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company in 1936, along with her sister ship Shekatika, and was of a modern design having a cruiser stern and a displacement of 5458 tons. Crew 38. She left Avonmouth on 6th February 1941 and headed up the Irish Sea where she joined with other ships off Liverpool on 16th February to start forming convoy OB288, and then they proceeded towards the Clyde to join with the remaining ships on 19th February. On the night of 23-24 February, as the convoy had reached its dispersal point and they all took course for their various destinations, a pack of 6 boats, U69, U73, U95, U96, U107 and Bianchi fell upon the unescorted merchantmen. U96, (Kapitanleutnant Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock) first sighted the Sirikishna at 23.46 hrs on the 23rd, when she was steaming at 9 knots on a north westerly heading. At 00.20 hrs on the morning of the 24th, U96 ran into the attack and fired one torpedo which struck the Sirikishna on her port side amidships, whereupon she stopped and blew off steam, and her master ordered the crew to abandon ship. Apparently none of the crew survived, even though they had managed to get away in the lifeboats.

For more details of Sirikishna see Sirikishna - The Story of Convoy OB288



probably Private 5674453, 4th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 23rd October 1943. Aged 25. Son of Ernest Fredrick and Ivy Wood; husband of Marjorie Glynne Wood, of Taunton, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAl, Greece. Face 5.

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