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BISHOPS CANNINGS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Boer - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Andy Pay, Researched Martin Edwards 2004

Bishops Cannings is about 4 miles north-east of Devices. The war memorial stands in the grounds of St Mary the Virgin parish church. It contains the names of those who died in both the First and Second World wars listing them by initial, surname, rank and date of death. Within the church is a further memorial to two men who died in the Boer War. The names have no specific order on the war memorial but have been sorted here for ease of access.
Photograph © Andy Pay 2004

To The Glory of God
and in memory
of those from this parish
who fell in the Great War
1914-1918

BESANT

William

[SDGW states 12th October 1915] Private 18894, 2nd Battalion, Depot, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's). Died of wounds at home 13th October 1915. Aged 31. Born and resident Bishops Cannings, enlisted Devizes. Son of Mrs. M. E. Besant, of Bishops Cannings. Buried in ECCLESMACHAN CEMETERY, West Lothian. Row B. Grave 65.

COWDRY

Joseph [Henry]

[Spelt COWDREY on SDGW & CWGC, memorials states 13th November 1917] Private 201685, 1st/4th (territorial Force) Battalion, Wilthsire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's Own). Killed in action 23rd November 1917 in Egypt. Born Milton, enlisted Trwobridge, resident Bishops Cannings. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Row D. Grave 2.

DREW

Edward

Stoker 1st Class K/18191, H.M.S. "Rifleman", Royal Navy. Died 9th December 1915. Buried in FORD PARK CEMETERY (FORMERLY PLYMOUTH OLD CEMETERY) (PENNYCOMEQUICK), Devon. Church Plot S Row 3 Grave 12.

GRANT

J

Private 8th July 1917

HAND

W J

Private 30th May 1917

KING

F

Private February 1915

KING

Percy Bevis

[Spelt Percy Bevus on SDGW] Private 9353, 6th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's). Killed in action 2nd July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Cheddar, Somerset, enlisted Devizes, resident Corsham. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A.

KYTE

Frederick [Charles]

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 9332, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 22nd December 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 22. Born Easterton, enlisted Devizes. Son of James and Eliza Kyte. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 2 and 3.

MERRITT

Arthur [James]

Private 11398, 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's). Killed in action at Gallipoli 10th August 1915. Born and resident Bishop Cannings, enlisted Devizes. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 156 to 158.

MERRITT

Simon

Acting Company Quartmermaster Sergeant 3/256, 6th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's Own). Killed in action 25th December 1915 in France & Flanders. Aged 44. Born and resident Bishops Cannings, enlisted Devizes. Son of Thomas Merritt, of Bishop's Cannings, Devizes; husband of Matilda J. Willis (formerly Merritt). Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II Row J Grave A.

MOGG

Aubrey Barrow

Private, 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Killed at St Eloi 19th August 1916. Aged 27. Born 29th July 1889 in Chittoe, Wiltshire. Resident Sandwich, British Columbia, Canada. Son of the Rev. Canon Mogg and Mrs. Mogg, of Bishop's Cannings Vicarage, Devizes. Brother of Cyril also listed here. Poultry farmer by trade. Single man. Enlisted 27th January 1916 in Comox, British Columbia aged 26 years and 7 months, height 6 feet, girth 38 inches, complexion dark, eyes grey, hair black. Religion Church of England. Commemorated in St Mary the Virgin church on a brass cross. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6277 - 41

   

MOGG

Cyril Knox Barrow

Captain, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Killed at Passchaendael 11th November 1917. Aged 30. Born 8th May 1887 in Clifton, England. Enlisted 23rd October 1915 as a Lieutenant at Vernon British Columbia aged 28, height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light. Regigion Church of England. Son of the Rev. Canon Mogg and Mrs. Mogg, of Bishop's Cannings Vicarage, Devizes. Brother of Aubrey also listed here. Banker by profession. Commemorated in St Mary the Virgin church on a brass cross. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6277 - 42

MORTIMER

Arthur

Corporal 9374, 2nd Battalion, Wilthsire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's). Killed in action 16th October 1916 in France & Flanders. Born North Newton, enlisted Devizes, resident Bishops Cannings.

MOSS

Charles Henry

[Memorial states July 1915] Lance Corporal 11003, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's). Killed in action 18th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Bishops Cannings, enlisted Devizes.

OFFER

Percy [William]

Private 18137, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinurgh's). Died of wounds 31st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Bishop Cannings, enlisted and resident Devizes.

PEARCE

Frederick [David]

[Memorial states Lance Corporal] Private 3/370, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edninburgh's). Killed in action 29th July 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Chiseldon, enlisted Devizes, resident Bishop Cannings.

PEARCE

F O

Private July 1915

PEARCE

Joseph Robert

[Memorial states Private and 3rd October 1917] Acting Lance Corporal 202959, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 5th Aoctober 1917. Born Bishops Cannings, enlisted Devizes. Formerly 3042, Wiltshire Regiment.

RUDDLE

Alec George

Lance Corporal 1930, 1st/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 19th October 1915 in France & Flanders/ Born Southbroom, enlisted Culham, Oxon, resident Bishops Cannings.

STEVENS

J

Royal Marines 31st May 1916

WAITE

Sidney

[Memorial states 24th September 1917] Private 18576, 6th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's). Killed in action 20th September 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Bishop Cannings, enlisted Devizes.

WILLIS

Arthur John

[Transcribed as WALLIS] Private 10537, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's Own). Killed in action 12th March 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Bishops Cannings, enlisted Devizes.

WorldEY

W

Private 3rd July 1917

1939-1945

COX

A F

[Private on memorial] Signalman 2363954, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 22nd February 1940. Aged 21. Buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Bishops Cannings.

2363954 Signalman
A.F. COX
Royal Signals
22nd February 1940
aged 21

YATES

G T

Private 27th June 1944

BOER WAR

Brass Plaque in the church for the Boer War

erected by the parish
to the honoured memory
of those who fell in
The Boer War
Lest we forget

ANDREWS Albert
Private, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died of enteric at Blomfontein 22nd June 1900.
BAILEY Henry
Lance Corporal, 23rd Company, Royal Engineers. Fell at Ladysmith 6th January 1900.
COWLEY Albert
Private, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died of enteric at Kroonstadt 19th February 1902.

10 October 2004

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