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AVEBURY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Andy Pay, Researched Martin Edwards 2004
additional information John Belcher

The Roll of Honour is in St. James church. The village is small and no other war memorial has been found.

Photograph © Andy Pay 2004

To the glory of God and in grateful memory
of the following parishiners
who laid down their lives in the Great War

1914-1918

BOWSHER William
Private 70397, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Born beckhampton, enlisted Marlborogh. Buried in LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV Row C Grave B.
BRINDLE Henry Joseph
Private 16296, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 31st July 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 32. Born Marston Masicy (sic - Meysey), enlisted Marlborough. Husband of E. Brindle, of East Kennett, near Marlborough, Wilts. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row G. Grave 8A.
BRINDLE Walter
Corporal 9772, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 26th August 1914 in France & Flanders. Born Castle Eaton, enlisted Reading, resident Marlborough. Buried in MAROILLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France.
CABLE Reginald [Arthur]
Private 18217, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Berwick St James, enlisted Devizes, resident Salsibury. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14.
CANNINGS Charles William
No further information currently available
CANNINGS Ernest
No further information currently available
CHIVERS James
Private 18111, Depot, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 24th December 1918. Husband of Sophia Ash (formerly Chivers), of South St., Avebury, Marlborough. Buried in St James Churchyard, AVEBURY neat north boundary.
COOK [Cook] William

Private M2/060582, Aux Supply Company Mechanical Transport, Canadian Corps attached Mech Excavators, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 3rd June 1917. Aged 28. Born Avebury, enlisted Swindon, resident Bath. Son of Alice Matilda Cook, of 1, Widcombe Crescent, Bath, Somerset. Native of Avebury, Wilts. Buried in Aubigney Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 48.

Note: From March 1916 to the Armistice, Aubigny was held by Commonwealth troops and burials were made in the extension until September 1918. The 42nd Casualty Clearing Station buried in it during the whole period, the 30th in 1916 and 1917, the 24th and 1st Canadian in 1917 (during the capture of Vimy Ridge by the Canadian Corps) and the 57th in 1918. The extension now contains 2,771 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and seven from the Second World War. There are also 227 French burials made prior to March 1916, and 64 German war graves. The extension was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

DEACON Albert [Edward]
Private 54124, 12th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 15th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Avebury, enlisted Marlborough. Formerly 164418, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row K. Grave 21A.
FISHLOCK William

Lance Sergeant 21350, 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Born West kennet, enlisted Warminster, resident Marlborough. Died 20th August 1916. Son of Cornelius and Sarah Fishlock; husband of Gertrude Fishlock, of Culley's Farm, Marlborough, Wiltshire. Husband of Gertrude Fishlock of Culley's Farm, Marlborough. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMOIRAL, India. Face E.

Note: The KIRKEE MEMORIAL commemorates more than 1,800 servicemen who died in India during the First World War, who are buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries in India and Pakistan* where their graves can no longer be properly maintained. This total includes the names of 629 servicemen whose remains were brought from Bombay (Sewri) Cemetery for re-interment here in 1960. On the same memorial are commemorated almost 200 East and West African servicemen who died in non-operational zones in India in the Second World War, and whose graves either cannot be located or are so situated that maintenance is not possible. The memorial stands within KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, which was created to receive Second World War graves from the western and central parts of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured. The cemetery contains 1668 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. * Ahmadabad Cantonment Cemetery; Ahmednagar Government Cemetery; Ajmer New Cemetery; Ajmer Roman Catholic Cemetery; Alibag Cemetery; Ambala Cantonment Cemetery; Amritsar Cantonment Cemetery; Bakloh Cemetery; Belgaum Government Cemetery; Bhusawal Cemetery; Bina Cemetery; Bombay (Sewri) Cemetery; Dagshai Cemetery; Dalhousie Civil Cemetery; Dalhousie Military Cemetery; Darekasa Cemetery; Deesa Cantonment Cemetery; Deolali Government Cemetery; Deoli Cemetery; Dhamangaon Cemetery; Erinpura New Cemetery; Ferozepore Military Cemetery; Hoshiarpur (Christ Church) Churchyard; Igatpuri Cemetery; Indore New Cemetery; Jubbulpore Cantonment Cemetery; Jullundur Cantonment Cemetery; Jutogh New Cemetery; Kalka Cemetery; Kamptee Cemetery; Kamptee Roman Catholic Cemetery; Kasauli Cemetery; Khandwa Cemetery; Kirkee New Cemetery; Mhow New Cemetery; Mount Abu Cemetery; Nagpur (Talki) Cemetery; Nasirabad Government Cemetery; Neemuch Cemetery; Nowgong No 60 New Cemetery; Pachmari Cemetery; Palampur Churchyard; Poona (St Sepulchre's) Cemetery; Purandhar Cemetery; Ratlan (BB&CI Railway) European Cemetery; Sabathu Cemetery; Sanjauli Cemetery, Simla; Simla Old Cemetery; Solon Cemetery.

GALE William Isaac
Stoker 1st Class PO/K30752, H.M.S. "P.46", Royal Navy. Died 12th September 1920. Son of Isaac James Gale, of High St., Avebury, and the late Annie Gale. Buried in St James Churchyard, AVEBURY.
HANCOCK Frank
Private 15305, 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusliers. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 5th September 1915. Born Avebury, enlisted Marlborough. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 190 to 196.
HANCOCK Joseph
Private 15299, 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 19th August 1915. Aged 54. Born Hodson, enlisted Devizes, resident Marlborough. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 190 to 196.
WHITE Harry
Private 7274, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 19th October 1914 in France & Flanders. Aged 27. Born Uffcott, enlisted Swindon, resident Beckhampton. Son of William White, of Beckhampton, Marlborough, Wilts. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 33 and 34.
WHITE Thomas
No further information currently available
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1939-1945
ASH Albert
Steward D/LX 26601, H.M.S. "Prince of Wales", Royal Navy. Died 10th December 1941. Aged 24. Son of Frederick William and Ruth Ash; husband of Olive Rose Ash, of Calne, Wiltshire. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 55, Column 3.
GREENANWAY Frederick [Thomas]
Private 5566197, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 7th August 1944. Aged 38. Son of William Henry and Matilda Ellen Greenaway; husband of Dorothy Edith Miriam Greenaway, of Avebury, Wiltshire. Buried in NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row D. Grave 4.
HAIG William Mitchell
Private 1650871, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 7th September 1944. Aged 34. Buried in LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY, Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 14.
PRATT Samuel [Searle]
Lance Sergeant 835158, 3 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 12th June 1942. Aged 29. Son of Samuel Harold and Amelia Mary Pratt, of Avebury, Wiltshire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 12.

5 October 2004

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