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WILSFORD WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial is sited in a brick wall to left of the lane leading to church of St. Michael at Wilsford, Wiltshire. Wilsford is approximately 2-3 miles from Amesbury, nearr Salisbury. The memorial is hand painted consisting of a a blue board with the names in gold paint which are beginning to flake in places, in a wooden frameThe board is rectangular and in the portrait position, with a curved top. The frame has a small triangular tiled roof above it and the whole piece is mounted onto a wall. It has a wooden slated bench running underneath the memorial, along the wall. The memorial is in the portrait position, with a curved top, the frame has a small triangular tiled roof above it and the whole piece is mounted onto a wall
Photograph © David Cockman 2013

SORROW ARE PAST
AND IN
THE END IS SHOWN
THE TREASURE OF
IMMORTALITY IN
LIVING MEMORY OF
1914 – 1918

CANNING

Bertred

Private 18346, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 26th July 1915. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. E. H. Canning, of 38, West Amesbury, Salisbury. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 3.

COOMBS

William

[3rd Wilts Regt on Memorial] Private 140530, 8th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 24th March 1918. Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Jane Coombs, of Great Durnford, Salisbury; husband of Alice Louisa Coombs, of Wilsford Lake, Salisbury Buried in PARGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 7.

DARTS

Reginald

3rd Wiltshire Regiment. No further information currently available.

FOLLIAT

John

Durham Light Infantry. No further information currently available.

GRAY

Charles [Herbert]

[3rd Wilts on memorial] Possibly Private 22013, 6th (Wiltshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 4th April 1921. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gray, of 16, Haydon St., Swindon; husband of A. J. Gray. Buried SWINDON (RADNOR STREET) CEMETERY, Wiltshire. Grave reference†B. 2321.

MOULD

Edward

[3rd Wilts on memorial] Possibly Private 18439, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 21st March 1918. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64.

NOBLE

Harry aka Henry [William]

Serjeant 19638, "J" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 11 February 1916 in a military hospital in Rouen. Aged 36. Born at Downton, Wiltshire in 1882, enlisted Poole, Dorset. Previously served for 7 years in the Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) from 1901 - 1908 mainly, at St. John's Wood barracks. He left the RHA with the rank of sergeant in 1908 obtaining a job as groom/coachman to Lord and Lady Glenconner at Wilsford Manor. At the outbreak of the 1914 War he was immediately recalled to service, as he was in the reserve army. Husband of Mary J. Noble, of Lode Hill, Downton, Salisbury. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 17. Grave 14.

See also Downton

PALMER

Henry

[2nd Wilts on memorial] Possibly Serjeant 10358, 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 23rd December 1916. Aged 22. Son of John and Mary Ann Palmer, of Ivy Cottage, Southampton Rd., Salisbury. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 191.

TENNANT

Hon. Edward Wyndham

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 22nd September 1916. Aged 19. Son of Edward Priaux, 1st Baron Glenconner and Lady Glenconner, (now Viscountess Grey of Falloden). One of the war poets. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 18

1939 - 1945

BAILEY

Douglas

R.F. No further information currently available.

MILLS

Robert A

5TH Wilts No further information currently available.

WHELAN

Alexander ĎAlecí [Edwin]

Gunner 5574056, 191 (The Hertfordshire and Essex Yeo.) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 21st July 1944. Aged 34. Son of William John and Georgina Whelan, of Lake, Wiltshire. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot†VIII Row L. Grave 8.

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Last updated 14 September, 2013

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