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MELKSHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave Jones, Researched Martin Edwards 2006

The War Memorial is situated in Canon Square, close to the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, which is located down a short driveway to the left of the Memorial. The Memorial is four sided surmounted by a cross. It is divided into two layers, the lower layer has the names of the Great War fallen, the upper those of the Second World War.

In both cases the inscriptions bronze panels at the front of the Memorial. In the case of the Great War, the names are listed on bronze panels, three on each of the remaining three sides. There is a smaller supplementary panel at the bottom of the centre rear panel. In the case of the Second World War the two sides each have two bronze panels and the rear, one, with a smaller additional panel below it.

The names from the Great War do not follow any recognizable pattern, but those from the Second World War are listed alphabetically, anticlockwise from the front of the Memorial. In this transcription, the names are listed, in each case, in anticlockwise order starting from the front with a space between each panel.

Photograph © Dave Jones 2006

IN MEMORY OF
OUR MEN WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR OF
1914 - 1919

ALFORD

J H

No further information currently available

AMSBURY

Daniel Pearce James

Private 27601, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 1st December 1917. Aged 30. Son of Robert Pearce James Amsbury and Harriet Elizabeth Amsbury, of Pleasant Rd., Staple Hill, Bristol; husband of Hebe Frances Amsbury, of Victoria Cottage, Semington Rd., Melksham, Wiltshire. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 27.

ANNAL

J G

possibly John Gerald ANNAL, Private 2718, 1st/4th Battalion, SOmerset Light Inafntry. Died 15th June 1916. No known gravce. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 12.

ARTHUR

F S

No further information currently available

ATLAY

J K

No further information currently available

BARNES

Charles R

Private 8032, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th March 1915. Aged 24. Born Potterne, enlisted and resident Melksham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Barnes, of 3, Selfe Cottages, Beanacre Rd., Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 33 and 34.

BARTON

Frank [Ernest]

Private G/21922, 1st Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 25th September 1917. Born Melksham, enlisted Ealing, Middlesex, resident Hanwell, Middlesex. Formerly 23561, East Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

BEAVEN

Henry Sidney

Sergeant 8420, 7th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th April 1917. Aged 33. Born Chippenham, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. Son of Henry and Amelia Beaven, of Union St., Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

BIGWOOD

W E

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BODMAN

H E

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BREWER

H

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BREWER

H J

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BRITTAIN

Albert Edward

Private 200315 (was originally 1733), 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 22nd November 1915. Aged 23. Born Bath Easton, Somerset, enlisted and resident Melksham. Son of Albert and Ellen Brittain, of 21, Church Lane, Forest, Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. panel 30 and 64.

BUCKLAND

Henry John

Lance Corporal 18521, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th May 1916. Aged 29. Born Whitley, enlisted Windsor, resident Melksham. Son of Henry John and Sabina Buckland, of New Broughton Rd., Melksham. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 21.

BURBIDGE

A

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BURBIDGE

Walter Francis Victor

Rifleman 37235, 1st/8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), London Regiment attached 1st/5th Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Aged 21. Born Melksham, enlisted London, resident Devizes. Son of Frank and Hester Burbidge, of Semington Rd., Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 11.

CARD

D H

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CLARK

Ernest

Private 13788, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20th August 1915. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Devizes. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 68.

CLEVERLEY

W J

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CLIFFORD

A E

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COLLETT

F S

No further information currently available

COLLIER

Albert Edward

Private 10945, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 30th January 1915. Born Westbury, enlisted and resident Melksham. Buried in BROMPTON CEMETERY, London. Grave N. 172868.

COTTLE

Frederick James

[Spelt COTTELE on SDGW] Driver 135658, 108th Battery, 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 5th April 1918. Aged 28. Born Melksham, enlisted Trowbridge. Eldest son of Frederick and Adelaide Cottle, of Craysmarsh Farm, Seend, Melksham, Wilts. Buried in PICQUIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 16.

CROOK

G

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CURNICK

George Christopher

Private 18919, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 9th April 1916. Aged 19. Born Beanacre, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham. Son of Mrs. Bertha Agnes Curnick, of The Common, Broughton Gifford, Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

DANCEY

L W

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DAY

Ernest Alfred

Rifleman 301846, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 9th October 1916. Aged 18. Born Banbury, enlisted London, resident Melksham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Day, of 3, Victoria Terrace, Church Walk, Melksham. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XVII. Row H. Grave 5.

DEVERALL

Frederick [Blake]

Rifleman (Lance Corporal) R/20702, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 26th April 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident Trowbridge, enlisted Melksham. Son of C. Deverall, of Trowbridge; husband of Minnie Deverall, of 11, West St., Trowbridge. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot I. Row C. Grave 6B.

DICKS

W J

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DODIMEAD

Albert Edward

Private 3/5802, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd May 1915. Aged 23. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Bath. Son of Eli and Martha Dodimead, of West End, Melksham. Buried in SPOILBANK CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5.

ESCOTT

A

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FLOWER

Sydney

Private 205143, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st August 1918. Enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham. Son of Mrs. F. Flower, of Snarlton Lane, Melksham. Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 3.

FRANKCOM

R

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FRY

A

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FRY

W V

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FURGUSON

J S

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GAISFORD

F

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GAY

William

Lance Sergeant 200082, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 13th December 1917 in Egypt. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted Melksham. Son of Matilda Sutcliffe, of Ivy Cottage, Shurnhold, Melksham. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 265.

GODWIN

Arthur William W

Sergeant 18968, 6th (Wiltshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 17th July 1918. Born Beanacre, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham. Buried in north end of new part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

GOLDSBOROUGH

Reginald [Charles]

Private 10941, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 10th March 1915. Born bristol, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 33 and 34.

GORE

F C

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GOULD

Reginald Henry

Private 7046, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Killed in action 15th November 1916. Born and enlisted Melksham. Formerly 22252, Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 14.

GREGORY

Edgar Jesse

Private 3127, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 22nd November 1915. Aged 25. Born Melksham, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Bromham, Wiltshire. Son of Noah and Jane Gregory, of Sandridge Lane, Bromham, Chippenham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

GREGORY

Ernest Albert

Private 156192, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9th October 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted Chippenham, resident Melksham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Gregory, of Blackmore, Lower Forest, Melksham; husband of M. L. M. Doughty (formerly Gregory), of Stormore, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, Wilts. Formerly 1640, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.

GREGORY

F

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HAINES

William Henry

Private 201551, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 3rd July 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham Forest. Son of Henry and Mary Jane Haines, of 40, Forest Rd., Melksham. Born at Trowbridge. Buried in south end of new part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

HALE

Ernest George

Acting Corporal 8286, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th April 1918. Born Potterne, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

HARDY

A C

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HARROLD

Charles William Hayward

Private 24166, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 5th September 1916. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted Melksham. Only son of Charles and Mary Jane Harrold, of Melksham Forest, Melksham. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row B. Grave 13.

HATHERALL

William

Private M/224948, attached "L" Signal Battalion, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 9th November 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Melksham. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row FF. Grave 16.

HAWKINS

Alfred

Private 8651, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd April 1917. Born Whaddon, Wiltshire, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 9.

HAWKINS

C

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HAWKINS

Herbert [John]

Sapper 508233, 505th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 9th May 1917. Born Melksham, enlisted Castle Cary, Somerset. Formerly 3223, Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 9.

HAYWARD

E G

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HILL

H

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HILLIER

George

Private 202086, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in India 11th April 1917. Born Horton, enlisted and resident Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face 7.

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.

HISCOX

Arthur George

Private 1636, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 30th July 1916. Born Trowbridge, enlisted Chippenham, resident Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

HITCHENS

Albert [Edward]

[Listed as HITCHINGS on SDGW & CWGC] Private 22866, 21st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Weymouth. Formerly 10896, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

HOLLINGS

H S

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JONES

Clifford [Llewllyn]

Private 8741, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1914. Aged 22. Born Corsham, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham. Son of George Jones, of 35, Bank St., Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

JONES

Henry [Thomas]

Private 5160, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th October 1914. Born Buckland, Berkshire, enlisted Deizes, resident Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

KNEE

Stanley G

Private 1736, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 18th August 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Melksham.

LINTHORN

B C

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LOCKHEAD

Andrew

Private 2857, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died in Mesopotamia 6th July 1916. Born Glasgow, enlisted West Down, Devon, resident Melksham. *** Cannot loccate on CWGC ***

LODER

W V

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MALE

Roy Douglas

Private 20441, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Egypt 13th November 1917. Aged 25. Born Limpley Stoke, enlisted and resident Melksham. Son of Ronald and Alice Male, of Shurnhold, Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 44.

MALE

W L

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MANNING

Geoffrey Hayward

Lance Corporal 200816 (was 2454), 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 6th April 1916. Aged 24. Son of Arthur and Mary Manning, of High St., Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

MASLEN

Ernest William

Private 26200, 5th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 1st April 1917. Aged 22. Born Melksham, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Chippenham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Maslen, of Coburg Square, Spa Rd., Melksham; husband of Mrs. Rose Sparrow (formerly Maslen), of 43, Factory Lane, Chippenham. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

MERRETT

Arthur Stanley

Private 44197, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 27th April 1918. Born Broughton Gifford, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVIII. Row C. Grave 7A.

MILNER

A H

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MISSEN, MM

Ernest [William]

Private 10894, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Devizes. Son of Frank and Ellen Missen, of "Longleigh", Spa Rd., Melksham. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. bay 7.

MISSEN

Frederick

Private 26659, 11th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died 19th February 1917. Aged 39. Born and enlisted Melksham. Husband of Ruth Bodman (formerly Missen), of The Common, Broughton Gifford, Melksham. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 32.

OGLE

H

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PARK

Sydney Alfred

Private 24520, 6th (Wiltshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 28th September 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Trowbridge. Son of George and Sarah Park, of 30, Scotland Rd., Melksham. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot XIII. Row B. Grave 8

PAYNE

Francis Edgar

Lance Corporal 203134, 6th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 11th October 1917. Aged 23. Born Chilmark, enlisted and resident Melksham. Son of David James and Sarah Jane Payne, of 64, Church Lane, Forest, Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Blegium. Panel 119 to 120.

PEARCE

R H

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PHILLIPS

[Sidney] George

Rifleman 7657 (SDGW) or 2657 (CWGC), 1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 14th September 1916. Aged 19. Born at Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Enlisted and resident Melksham. Son of Henry and Bertha Phillips, of Avon Cottage, 45, Bath Rd., Melksham. Formerly 5713, 8th Battalion, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C.

PROSSER

Frank [Cecil]

Lance Corpoal 27798, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (SOmerset Light Inafntry). Killed in action 14th July 1917. Born and enlisted Trowbirdge, resident Melksham. Formerly 24212, Wiltshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

REYNOLDS

Herbert Nelson

Private 23661, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 18th October 1916. Born Trowbridge, enlisted and resident Melksham. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 14.

RICHARDS

Frederick

Private 203143, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 2nd April 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Melksham. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 35.

RICKETTS

Albert Charles

Private 55040, 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1918. Born Yeovil, Somerset, enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. Brother of William S. Ricketts, of 17, Mudford Rd., Yeovil, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

RICKETTS

Charles Stanley

[Listed as Stanley Charles on memorial and SDGW] Gunner B2/164012, Royal Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 5th October 1916. Aged 34. Born Yeovil, Somerset, enlisted Melksham. Husband of Margaret A. Ricketts,
of 19, West End. Melksham, Wilts. Buried in MILTON CEMETERY, PORTSMOUTH, Hampshire. Plot I. Row &. Grave 58. Photograph of grave available on Portsmouth War Memorial web site.

ROGERS

E

Sapper WR/178698, Royal Engineers. Died 10th March 1919. Aged 53. Husband of Emily Rogers, of 45, Dunch Rd., Melksham. Buried in SHAW (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, MELKSHAM WITHOUT, Wilthsire. Grave A.

SAWYER

Frederick John

Lance Corporal 2301, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action in Mesopotamia 22nd November 1915. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Durrington. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAl, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

SCARLETT

W

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SHADWELL

F W

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SHARPE

Harry

[Spelt SHARP on SDGW & CWGC] Acting 2nd Corporal 28855, 25th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died 11th November 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident melksham, enlisted Bath. Son of Emily Sharp, of Lemington Rd., Melksham. Buried in ANZIN-ST. AUBIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 1.

SHEPPARD

Albert

Corporal 10926, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 15th February 1916. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Devizes. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section T. Grave 9.

SHEPPARD

R George

[Listed as George on SDGW & CWGC and R G on memorial] Private 33206, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 14th April 1917. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Warminster. Buried in WARLENCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 6.

SKUSE

Fred

Private 58015, 9th Infantry Labour Company, Dewvonshire Regiment. Died 30th March 1917. Aged 34. Born Beamore, enlisted Melksham. Son of Cornelius and Elizabeth Skuse; husband of Emily Alice Skuse, of Lower Stanton Farm, Stanton St. Quinton, Chippenham. Native of Beanacre, Melksham. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row D. Grave 13A.

SNOOK

Reginald Charles

Sergeant 63794, 24th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 16th July 1915. Aged 24. Born Devizes, enlisted Melksham. Son of Frederick and Kate Snook, of Shurnhold, Melksham, Wilts. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section AI. Grave 8.

SPENCER

William [Frederick]

Sapper 28854, 57th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24th March 1917. Born Melksham, enlisted Bath, resident Bristol. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 7.

SYDEE

Frederick Percy

Private 320417, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry. Died 20th June 1918. Buried in south end of new part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

TAYLOR

Herbert

Private 70622, 144th Company. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born and enlisted Devizes, resident Melksham. Formerly 5193, Worcestershire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

TRIMMING

A

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TRUEMAN

William

Private 32116, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born Seend, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Melksham. Formerly 3543, Wiltshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 4 and 5.

VINCENT

R G

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WALKER

William Henry

Corporal 1171, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 3rd October 1918. Aged 27. Husband of Amelia Frances Ricketts (formerly Walker), of 6, Leaze Rd., The Forest, Melksham. Buried in south end of new part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

WHITING

Percy Louis

[P C WHITING on memorial] Private 48289, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died 24th November 1918. Aged 24. Husband of E. M. M. Whiting, of 4, Canon Square, Melksham. Buried in south end of new part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

WILLIAMS

Charles Frederick

Private 10966, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 22nd June 1915. Aged 17. Born and resident Melksham, enlisted Devizes. Son of Frederick Charles and Mary Ann Williams, of 5, Market Place, Melksham. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

WOOTTEN

B

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WORDSELL

D J

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WYLD

George Richard

Captain 3rd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment attached 1st Battalion, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Died 24th December 1914. Aged 37. Son of Edwin George Wyld (Vicar of Melksham, Wilts.) and of Mary Caroline Wyld. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 6.

IN MEMORY OF
OUR MEN WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR OF
1939 - 1945

AKERMAN

Robert

Bombardier 14377955, Royal Artillery. Died 6th September 1946. Aged 32. Husband of Eunice Akerman, of Melksham. Buried in MELKSHAM CEMETERY, Melksham. Grave D.57.

ASHMAN

Ronald Edward

Lieutenant 308042, 10 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27th September 1944. Aged 28. Son of Albert Edward and Jessie Ashman, of Melksham; husband of Enid F. N. Ashman, of Melksham. Buried in CALAIS CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, LEUBRINGHEN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 3. Row B. Grave 12.

BARNETT

F

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BARTON

Douglas

Corporal 5570931, 5th Battalion, Wilthsire Regiment. Died 10th July 1944. Aged 26. Son of Victor William and Elsie Evelyn Barton, of Melksham. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 8.

BASTIN

J

probably Jack BASTIN, Able Seaman D/JX 156771, H.M.S. Gloucester, Royal Navy. Died 22nd May 1941. Aged 18. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 46, Column 2.

BIRD

Herbert Maurice

Aircraftman 1st Class 1187049, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th Septeber 1945. Aged 32. Son of Alfred and Ada R. S. Bird, of Bradford-on-Avon; husband of Constance L. Bird, of Melksham. Buried in MELKSHAM CEMETERY, Melksham. Grave D.15.

BOSWORTH

H

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BROWN

A

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BUXTON

J H

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CLARK

C

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CROSSEY

Herbert Stanley

Lance Corporal 5673854, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Inafntry. Died 7th July 1944. Aged 26. Son of Edward Stanley Crossey and Elsie Crossey; foster-son of Margaret Hughes, of Trowbridge. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row E. Joint grave 14-15.

CUNDICK

Ernest George [Edward]

Lance Corporal 1654368, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died 10th January 1945. Aged 32. Son of George Edward and Hellen Cundick; husband of O. Cundick, of Melksham. Buried in HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Plot 12. Row F. Grave 1.

DICKS

Fred

Private 10561147, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 20th February 1942. Aged 40. Son of John and Rose Dicks, of Melksham; husband of Nora Irene Kate Dicks, of Melksham. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

DIMOND

Francis John

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1850638, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th December 1943. Aged 19. Son of Robert and Gladys Dimond, of Melksham. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 31. Row A. Grave 1.

DOOLEY

Vincent

Sergeant 977328, 90 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29th January 1944. Aged 32. Son of Henry and Minnie Dooley; husband of Rosemary Dooley, of Woking, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 228.

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GEE

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GILL

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HARROLD

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HISCOCK

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JEPSON

Arnold

Gunner 11051480, 56 Battery, 69 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 25th April 1943. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

JONES

Thomas Jesse

[Listed as Jesse Thomas Jones on CWGC] Stoker 1st Class D/K 19415, H.M.S. Osprey, Royal Navy. Died 10th October 1940. Aged 47. Son of George and Sarah Annie Jones; husband of Margery Ellen Jones, of Melksham. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

LEWINGTON

[Clarence] Ralph [Benjamin]

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1587162, 10 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Benjamin Job and Melinda Lewington, of Melksham. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

MERCHANT

Claude [Victor]

Gunner 1764835, 164 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10th January 1945. Aged 25. Husband of Kathleen Susan Merchant, of Melksham. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

NASH

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NOYES

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PARK

R J

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PITT

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RITCHENS

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ROCKLIFF

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RUSHMORE

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SAULL

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SELMAN

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SHAW

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SMITH

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STAFFORD

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TOWNSHEND

Charles David

Trooper 408745, 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps. Died 11th June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Albert and Bessie Townshend, of Melksham. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 10, Column 1.

VENTON

Maxwell

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1587088, 467 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th March 1945. Aged 21. Son of Frederick John and Phyllis Eveline Venton, of Edington, Wiltshire. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 18. Row C. Grave 13.

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WILLIAMS

Robert [Ernest George]

Sergeant (Wireless Operator) 915498, 22 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th July 1941. Aged 21. Son of Ernest Samuel and Mabel Emily Williams, of Melksham. Buried in south-west part of MELKSHAM CHURCH CEMETERY, Melksham, Wiltshire.

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