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STOKE ST GREGORY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © David Greig 2007

The Stoke St Gregory memorials are to be found in St Greory's Church and in the Baptish Chapel. The World War 1 memorial in St Gregory's church is in the form of a marble backboard on which is a brass plate containing the inscriptions, 22 names by surname then Regiment; the memorial was manufactured by Messrs. W J Southwood & Co. The World War 2 memorial in St Gregory's church is a wooden backboard with a brass plate affixed containing the inscriptions, 4 names by surname then Regiment, this was also manufactured by Messrs. W J Southwood & Co. No details of the Baptist Church memorial are available.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE
FOLLOWING MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO LAID THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

BECK

George

Private 14652, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 14th September 1915. Born and resident Stoke St Gregory, enlisted Taunton. Buried in RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 55.

BROOM

Leonard William

[Listed as LG on memorial] Private 28925, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 19. Born Stoke St Gregory, enlisted Taunton, resident Buroughbridge. Son of George William and Kate Broom, of Stathe Corner, Barrowbridge, Bridgewater. Formerly 29757, Dorsetshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25 and 26.

CHAMPION

Albert J

Private 41791, 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 6th August 1917. Aged 19. Born Lyng, near Taunton, enlisted Taunton, resident Bridgwater. Son of Frank and Beatrice Annie Champion, of Burrowbridge, Bridgwater, Somerset. Formerly 30724, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 70 to 72.

CHAMPION

Howard C

Private 10431, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 9th June 1916. Aged 19. Born Stoke St Gregory, enlisted Taunton. Son of Henry and Margaret Champion, of Stoke St. Gregory, nr. Taunton, Somerset. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 2.

CROFTS

Edwin James

Private 15250, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 30th June 1916. Aged 27. Born Radstock, enlisted Lydney, Gloucestershire. Son of E. and Annie Crofts, of Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton, Somerset. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row E. Grave 28.

DAMPIER

Fred [William]

Private 19863, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 9th August 1916. Aged 32. Born and resident Athelney, Somerset, enlisted Taunton. Son of John and Elizabeth Jane Dampier, of Athelney, Boro' Bridge, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 19A.

DAVID

W A J

1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment probably William Arthur DAVID, Private 22478, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 31. Born Aberdare, Glamorgan, enlisted Taunton, resident Bridgwater. Son of William and Maria David, of Burrowbridge; husband of Rhoda Cattle (formerly David), of Silver St., Burrowbridge, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 3.

HOUSE

Frederick John

Private 27656, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 30th November 1917. Enlisted Stoke St Gregory. Formerly 1154, West Somerset Yeomanry (Hussars). No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4 and 5.

HECTOR

Alec

[Listed as West Somerset Yeomanry on memorial] Private 9716, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 28th April 1915. Aged 18. Born Stoke St Gregory, enlisted Taunton, resident Bridgwater. Son of Joseph Pratt Hector and Ellen Hector, of Burrowbridge, Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

HECTOR

William Charles

Private 1764, 1st/1st Battalion, West Somerset Yeomanry (Hussars). Died in Egypt 30th October 1916. Aged 23. Enlisted Taunton, resident Burrowbridge. Son of Phillip and Elizabeth Hector, of Stathe, Borough Bridge, Bridgwater. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 106.

KEIRLE

W P

Royal Engineers probably William KEIRLE, Private 9831, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 3rd May 1915. Born North Petherton, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, resident Bridgwater. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 23.

LANGFORD

Henry George

Private 25993, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 13th April 1917. Born Burrowbridge, enlisted Taunton, resident Bridgwater. Formerly 21526, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAl, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

LANGFORD

William B

Private 32463, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 28th July 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Burrowbridge, enlisted Taunton. Son of Charles and Jane Langford, of Saltmoor, Burrowbridge, Bridgwater. Buried in FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 18.

MILLER

Herbert

Private 10611 [SDGW] or 10811 [CWGC], 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 27th September 1915. Aged 21. Born North Curry, enlisted Taunton. Son of Joseph and Mary Miller, of Curload, Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton. Buried in SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS-CANADIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 88.

MILLER

Oliver

Private 18819, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 16th September 1916. Born and resident Stoke St Gregory, enlisted Taunton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

PALMER

Ernest

Private 20537, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 31st March 1917. Born and resident Burrowbridge, enlisted Taunton. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 32.

PAINTER

Thomas

Private 21338, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born burrowbridge, enlisted Taunton, resident Bridgwater. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42 and 163A.

PERRY

George Herbert Gresley

Lieutenant temporary Captain, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 15th March 1915. Aged 21. Son of Maj. Gen. Sir H. W. Perry, K.C.M.G., C.B., C.S.I. (Royal Army Ordnance Corps), of A.H.Q., Simla, India. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 20.

PULLEN

Alan Collier

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 19th August 1916. Aged 28. Son of Ernest Walter and Annie Pullen, of 64, Water Lane, Brixton, London. Enlisted as Private in Public Schools Bn., Middlesex Regt., prior to being commissioned. Native of Stoke St. Gregory, Somerset. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 16.

POCOCK

Henry

Private 17848, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 22nd July 1917. Aged 21. Born Burrowbridge, enlisted Taunton. Son of Robert Pocock, of Burrow Bridge, Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 30.

SLADE

Herbert Ambrose

Private 62653, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 31st October 1918. Born Stoke St Gregory, enlisted Taunton. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 15.

WALL

W

1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment probably William WALL, Private 22473, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Born Wedmore, Somerset, enlisted TAunton, resident Athelney, Somerset. Buried in BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILE WOOD, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 24.

WHEADON

Samuel Thomas

Gunner 107433, 275th Sirge Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 25th July 1917. Aged 30. Born Stoke St Gregory, enlisted Taunton. Son of Sophia Wheadon, of Woodhill, Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton, Somerset, and the late John Wheadon. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row H. Grave 1A.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE FOLLOWING MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR
1939 - 1945

HECTOR

Charles William

Sergeant 917130, 235 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th June 1942. Aged 26. Son of Frederick E. and Maud E. Hector, of Burrowbridge, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 4, Column 1.

PADDICK

Sidney Robert

Warrant Officer 657555, 169 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 15th April 1945. Aged 26. Son of William John and Lily May Paddick; husband of Anna Lilian Maud Paddick, of Bridgwater, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 269.

POCOCK

Albet Walter George

Private 5679154, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 10th November 1944. Aged 29. Son of Albert and Emma Jane Pocock; husband of Daisy Rosina Pocock, of Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset. Buried in FORLI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 20.

PUCKETT

William Frank

Sergeant 6094360, 2nd/6th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 9th September 1943. Aged 26. Son of Frank and Ethel Puckett; husband of Doreen Violet Puckett, of Whetstone, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 4.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Last updated 15 March, 2007

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