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FARNBOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Steve Potts 2010

There are several memorials and Rolls of Honour in Farnborough. Within St Botolph's Church is a World War 1 memorial containing a list of names of those who served and those who died, 35 names in all; this memorial is in the form of a stone cross. There is also a Roll of Honour in St Botolph's in the form of a wooden frame containing a Roll of Honour parchment, listing 55 names of those who served and returned, 11 who died in World War 1 and 4 who died in World War 2. Additional memorials within the church take the form of a memorial listing two men who died and one who returned, one to the Holbech family father and son, another to Admiral Henry Hart Dyke and another to Henry Holbech.

Memorial

1914-1918 IN THANKSGIVING TO GOD FOR VICTORY AND DELIVERANCE AND IN MEMORY OF 35 MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FOUGHT IN THE GREAT WAR. MAY THE NAMES OF THE FALLEN BE HONOURED FOR EVERMORE

Roll of Honour

THE PRAYERS OF THOSE WHO WORSHIP IN THIS CHURCH ARE ASKED FOR THE FOLLOWING SAILORS AND SOLIDERS

List of those serving (not listed here)

ALSO FOR THE FOLLOWING WHO HAVE FALLEN IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

CHAPLIN

Leonard

Believed to be Private 20367 Leonard Chaplin, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry Formerly Private 2051 Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars Son of John Chaplin, Sherborne Dorset. Husband of Grace Chaplin, 10 Newson Street, Ipswich. Enlisted Oxford, residence listed as Ipswich. Died of wounds 4th April 1917, age 32 Buried Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.

HAYES-NEWINGTON

Francis Reginald

2nd Lieutenant London Regiment 1st/20th Btn Son of Reginald Wilmot Hayes Newington and Susan Hayes Newington, Blackheath, London Died of wounds 3rd December 1917, age 25 Buried Rocquingny-Equancourt Road Cemetery.

HOLBECH

William Hugh

Lieutenant Scots Guards, 2nd Btn Son of Mary Holbech, the Cottage, Farnborough and late Col W.H. Holbech. Died of wounds, 1st November 1914, age 32. During September 1914 the 2nd Btn Scots Guards was attached to 7th Division. Between 19th October and 22nd November 1914, the 7th Division took part in the 1st Battle of Ypres where the advancing German Army was fought to a standstill. Buried Farnborough (St. Botolph) churchyard, against north side of church tower.

Memorial in the church reads:

WALTER HENRY HOLBECH, LIEUT. COLONEL K.R.R. AND H.M BODYGUARD, DIED 6 MARCH 1901 AGED 56.
ALSO OF HIS ELDEST SON WILLIAM HUGH HOLBECH LIEUT SCOTS GUARDS, WHO DIED FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED NEAR YPRES ALL SAINTS DAY 1914 AGED 32

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Photograph 2 - Courtesy & Copyright © Stephen Potts

KNIGHT

Daniel

Private 7379, Lincolnshire Regiment, 1st Btn Son of the Late Daniel Knight, husband of Alice Davey (formerly Knight), 1 Dunrood cottage, the Broadway, Knaphill, Woking Died 1st November 1914, age 33 Memorial: Ypres (Menim Gate).

SMITH

Herbert

Sapper 99097, Corps of Engineers, 213 Army Troop Coy R.E. Son of Late William and Harriet Smith, Farnborough. Enlisted Coventry Warwickshire. Residence Farnborough, Warwickshire Died of wounds 31st March 1918. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

TOY

Arthur Basil

L/Cpl 17053, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 11th Btn Enlisted Banbury, born Farnborough, Warwickshire Son of Edward and Ellen Toy, Farnborough. Killed in action 30th August 1916, age 26 Memorial: Thiepval Memorial.

WATTS

Fred

Rifleman 52368, Royal Irish Rifles, 15th Btn Formerly 3326 Royal Warwickshire Regiment Enlisted Birmingham. Residence Farnborough, Warwickshire Killed in action 14th October 1918 Buried Dadizeele new British Cemetery.

YOUENS

William

Private 21733 , Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Formerly 1498, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry Son of Richard and Marianne Youens Enlisted Banbury. Born Farnborough, Warwickshire. Killed in action 19th April 1918, age 26 Buried Brown’s Road Military Cemetery, Festubert.

ALSO FOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-1945 WAR

BODDINGTON

Alfred [John]

Fourth Officer, Merchant Navy S.S Clan McFadden (Glasgow), 6,191 tons Son of Arthur and Mary Ethel Boddington Husband of Alice Boddington, Banbury, Oxon. Died 26th November 1942 , when the SS Clan McFadden was torpedoed and sunk east of Trinidad by the U-508 (loss of 82 lives) Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial, London

HARTWELL

George [Alfred]

Petty Officer P.J. 28319, DSM Son of Alfred and Matilda Hartwell, Farnborough, husband of Mary Hartwell, Blackfield, Hampshire. London Gazette entry 22nd November 1940 gave circumstances of award of DSM as for services at or near Narvik. Petty Officer Hartwell was killed when his ship HMS Godetia, a flower class corvette K226 was in collision with the SS Marsia off Northern Ireland on the night of 6th September 1940. He was 43. He is buried at Girvan (Doune) cemetery, Ayrshire.

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HOLBECH

Edward [Ambrose]

Flight Lieutenant 122420, DFC RAF Volunteer Reserve, Number 2 Squadron. Son of Ronald Herbert Acland Holbech and Catherine Emma Holbech Farnborough Hall.

London Gazette entry 8th May 1945 gave the circumstances of the award of his DFC as: This officer has completed a large number of sorties, many in adverse weather in the execution of many low-level photographic reconnaissances, Flt Lt Holbech has invariably displayed the highest qualities of skill and courage in the face of opposing fire. On one occasion, Flt Lt Holbech was detailed to reconnoitre the causeway leading to the island of South Beveland (Holland), prior to the assault by our ground forces. Owing to low cloud, he had to fly at low level down the causeway in the face of continuous anti-aircraft fire. Despite this, Flt Lt Holbech secured excellent photographs which proved of immense value. His work was of the highest standard.

Died, 6th September 1945, age 28, at home, following a road traffic accident. He is buried at St. Botolph’s churchyard, Farnborough

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KING

Peter [James Christopher]

Flying Officer 41298, (Pilot) 66 Sqn, RAF and Battle of Britain Pilot Son of Colonel Harold James King, RA and Elsie King of Farnborough. 66 Squadron was equipped with Spitfires and flew out of RAF Duxford. The squadron flew cover over Dunkirk and remained in South East England throughout the Battle of Britain. Peter was killed in action on 5th September 1940, age 19, when his parachute failed to open. He is buried at St Botolph’s churchyard, Farnborough

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LYMATH

Sidney [Joseph]

Pvt 5392463, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry, 7th Btn Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Lymath, Avon Dassett Died 16th February 1944, age 30 Buried at Beach head war cemetery, Anzio, Italy

Not from the World Wars but listed in the church
HOLBECH Henry

Memorial reads:

HENRY HOLBECH CAPTAIN 60TH ROYAL RIFLES/ WHO DIED AT DUBLIN 25 AUGUST 1849 AGED 31

DYKE Henry Hart

Admiral. Further details unknown.

Last updated 29 March, 2010

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