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ALTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Alf Beard 2007

The war memorial is located on the east side of the High Street on the external corner of the churchyard extension. It akes the form of a canopied Calvary cross mounted on an octagonal column set on a two-stepped base. The whole memorial is set into the churchyard wall and reached by a flight of steps. There are 27 names for World War 1 and 7 for World War 2. There is a further Roll of Honour in the church.
Photographs copyright © Alf Beard 2007

GIVE THANKS TO GOD
AND KEEP EVER IN MIND THE LOYAL SELF SACRIFICE
OF THE MEN OF ALTON WHO OFFERED THEIR LIVES
IN DEFENCE OF RIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

GRANT US THY PEACE LORD

CHETWYND-TALBOT

Charles John Alton

Vicount Ingestre Capt Royal Horse Guards died 8/1/1915 age 32. Son of 2oth Earl & Countess of Shrewsbury & Talbot husband of Lady Ingestre 20 New Cavendish Street Mayfair London Awarded the M.V.O and is buried in St Mary Churchyard, Ingestre south side

WALKER

Horace

No further information currently available

BROWN

Bernard

Pte 11191 D Coy 6th Yorkshire Regt died 22/8/1915 age 22. Son of John William & Rosanna, High Street Great Ayton Yorks. Commemorated at Helles Memorial Turkey

BILLINGS

Herbert

Pte 7768 11th Royal Fusiliers died 4/1/1916 age 23. Son of Luke & Mrs H Nee Phillips of Alton. Commemorated at Meaulte Military Cemetery Somme A.22

BYATT

Vincent (Frost)

Gnr 167086 353th Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery died 10/4/1918. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial

GILSON

James

No further information currently available

HALL

Charles

No further information currently available

HARRISON

William

L/Cpl 440357, 28th Bn, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regt) died 31/3/1917 age 24. Son of Joshua and Ann of Alton. Buried in Ecoiveres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, France. V.A.7

HOLLINS

John (W)

Gnr 127131 156th Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery died 23/12/1917. Son of Mr H, Tythe Barn Alton. Commemorated at Minty Farm Cemetery Belgium I.F.2

HURST

Arthur

No further information currently available

JOHNSON

Joseph

No further information currently available

JOHNSON

Samuel

No further information currently available

KEELING

George

No further information currently available

KIDD

Arthur

Pte 1141 11th Australian Infantry died 30/5/1916 age 21. Son of John & Elizabeth of Bradley-le-Moors Alton. Commemorated at Petillion Military Cemetery Fleurbaix France I.H.20

MILLWARD

John

No further information currently available

MILLWARD

Thomas

No further information currently available

PATTISON

James

No further information currently available

POWELL

George

Pte 17618 7th North Staffs Regt died 25/1/1917 age 18. Son of David & Amy, Beau Cottage Cannock Wood Rugeley. Born at Alton. Commemorated at Amara War Cemetery Iraq XIX.G.17

QUADLING

Ernest J

Pte 156411 Machine Gun Corps (Inf) died 1/10/1918 Commemorated at Hermies Hill British Cemetery France III.D.3

ROWLINSON

Bert

An extract from the Cheadle Herald dated March 1915 (Alton, Marine killed) The notice on the death Pte B Rowlinson of Hay Bank, Farley was received on Wednesday last. Pte Robinson (as inserted) joined the Marine Light Infantry in September. He was on the landing party operating against the Turks in the Dardenelles Forts when he met his death. Native of Farley, Staffs

SMITH

George

No further information currently available

SWINSON

Thomas

Pte 42786 4th South Staffs Regt died 18/4/1918 age 19. Son of Joseph & Amie of Alton. Commemorated at Etaples Military Cemetery France XXIX.F.10A

TAYLOR

George

Pte 51213, 3rd Lincolnshire Regt died 15/11/1918 age 25. Son of John & Hannah of Town Head, Alton and is at rest in St Peter Churchyard extension, Alton

TITTERTON

John

Pte 42721 1st Leicestershire Regt died 23/10/1918. Commemorated at St Souplet British Cemetery France I.B.18

UPTON

Ernest

Pte 12267 9th North Staffs Regt died 9/4/1917 age 29. Commemorated at Tilloy British Cemetery Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines France I.A.18

WILLIAMSON

William

Sapper, 104th Field Coy, Royal Engineers died 10/4/1918 age 21. Son of Frank & Mary of the Grove House, Alton. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France

BILL

Hugo

Not found on the CWGC as Hugo

1939 1945

LEE

William

Pte 5049573 2nd North Staffs Regt died 24/4/1943 age 22. Son of Joseph & Nellie husband of Mary Kathleen of Alton. Commemorated at Quedzarga War Cemetery Tunisia 1.A.11

PRICE

Frank

No further information currently available

ROWLINSON

George (Henry)

Cpl 626256 Royal Air Force died 25/3/1942. Son of Ernest & Annie of Farley. Buried in St Peters Churchyard Alton

TURNER

Arthur

No further information currently available

WATTS

Walter

Sgt (Air Gnr) 101474 9th Sqdn Royal Air Force died 3/4/1943. Buried at Woensel General Cemetery Eindhoven Netherlands Plot JJB Grave 44

WHYLOCK

Ralph

CWGC not found

WILSON

Frank

No further information currently available

Last updated 18 February, 2007

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