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HANLEY CASTLE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Brian Hill 2009

The Hanley Castle war memoriasl stands in the grounds of the St Mary's church and takes the form of an ornately designed topping on a single shaft which stands on a plinth with a two step based. There are 34 names listed for Worled War 1 and 10 for World War 2. The inscriptions are on the plinth and the top step.

Photographs Copyright © Biran Hill 2009

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR BEGUN IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1914
THIS CROSS IS RAISED BY THEIR SORROWING FELLOW PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS
REMEMBER THEM OH GOD , FOR GOOD , AND BRING THEM INTO GLORY
THROUGH THE SUFFERING AND DEATH OF THE CAPTAIN OF THEIR SALVATION

ALLSOPP Frank
Private 12793, 8th Battalion, the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1916. Born New York, U.S.A., enlisted Manchster, resident Hanley Castle. No known grave.Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11A.
BALDWIN Frederick
Private 240327 Frederick James Baldwin, C Coy. !st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 26th December 1917. Age 23. Son of John and Elizabeth Hannah Baldwin, of 3, The Roses, Hanley Swan, Worcester. Buried in in PASSCHENDAELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, Belgium Plot III, Row F, Grave 11.
BARTLETT William
Private M2/149567 William George Bartlett, 692nd M.T. Company, Army Service Corps. Died 16th November 1918. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Bartlett, of 20, Hanley Castle, Worcester. Buried in PESHAWER (Right) B.C. XLV 43). Commemorated DEHLI WAR MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE).
BAYLISS Benjamin aka Ben
Private 15426, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika 1st September 1918. Aged 27. Born Halney Castle, enlisted Twekesbury. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section C. Grave 675.
CREESE Harry
Private 20741, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 24th August 1915. Buried in in LALA BABA CEMETERY, Gallipoli. Plot III, Row F, Grave 9.
DOVEY Charles [Joseph]
Private 4885, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 29th October 1914. Born Halney castle, enlisted Tewkesbury. No known grave. Born Hanley Castle, Worcs. Commemorated YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Belgium. Addenda Panel 59.
DOVEY Richard
Private 21349 R. J. Dovey. 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 6th September 1916. Buried in in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X, Row C, Grave 6.
FENCOTT Roland
16/1400 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th June 1916. Age 21. Born Bristol, enlisted Worcester, resident Hanley Castle. Son of Bessie Bayliss (formerly Fencott ), of Jubillee Cottage, Rhydd Road, Hanley Castle, Worcs, and the late William Fencott. Buried in in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I, Row C, Grave 59.
GAMBLE Wilfred
20890 Lance Corporal 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 7th July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5A and 6C.
GRANGER Ernest
No further information currently available.
HARDING John
Driver 23852 J.R. Harding, 38th Battery Royal Field Artillery. Died 20th October 1918. Age 25. Son of Thomas William and Edith Annie Harding, of Quay Lane, Hanley Castle, Worcs. Husband of Ada Annie Hicks (formerly Harding), of Chance Flowers, Hanley Swan, Worcester. Buried in RAWALPINDI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan. Plot 4.B. 31.
HAWKER George
40681 Private William George Hawker, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 2nd January 1917. Age 32. Born Eldersfield, Gloucs. Resided Hanley Swan, Worcs. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNITY CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III, Row C, Grave 1.
HEDGES Frederick
Private 34567 Frederick Ernest Hedges. 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 17th August 1917. Age 36. Son of William and Harriet Hedges of Old Street, Upton on Severn, Husband of Edith S. Hedges of Bowling Green, Hanley Castle, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77.
HUNTBACK Ernest
No further information currently available.
JONES David
30834 Private David Ernest Jones, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 25th January 1917. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVIII, Row B, Grave 12.
LANE Walter
Serjeant 11620. Welsh Regiment. K.I.A.13th November 1917.Age 23. Son of Ellen Lane of 3, Catterall Cottage, Hanley Swan, Worcester. Buried in RUE-DU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 3, Row A, Grave 5.
LANGLEY John
Possibly 267658 Private John Langley. 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment K.I.A.12th April 1918.No known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.
LANGLEY Ernest
Private 202000 Thomas Ernest Langley, 1/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 9th October 1917. Born Malvern Link, Worcs. Resided Tewkesbury, Gloucs. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 3, Row H, Grave 25.
LAWRENCE Leonard
Private 21063 Leonard Lancelot Lawrence. 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 18th December 1916. Age 19. Son of Lealf and Elizabeth Lawrence, of Orchard Farm, Hanley Castle, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 18 and 63.
LECHMERE Nicholas
Lieutenant Nicholas George Berwick Lechmere. Scots Guards. Died 17th October 1915. Age 34. Son of Sir Edmund Anthony Harley Lechmere, 3rd.Bart.and Lady Lechmere.Husband of Mary Katherine Lechmere. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, DUD CORNER CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
MUNN Howard
14966 Lance Corporal Howard John Munn. 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 21st May 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 6.
NUTT Henry
Private 7022 1/23 rd Battalion, London Regiment. Died 21st December 1916. Age 31. Son of William and Sarah Nutt, of Hanley Castle, Worcs, husband of Sophia Nutt, of 9, Probyn House, Page Street, Westminster, London. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI, Row R, Grave 6.
PAGET Frederick
Private PO/15861 Royal Marines Light Infantry, HMS Bulwark.Died 26 November 1914. Age 22. Son of Samuel and Ann Paget of Woodbine Cottage, Hanley Swan, Worcester. Buried in GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, Kent. Naval Plot, Row 20, Grave 1033.
PANTING William
Private William Thomas Panting, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 30th October 1917. Age 20. Son of Thomas and Charlotte Panting, of Brown's Hill, Earls Croome, Worcs., formerly of Brown's Lane, Hanley Swan, Worcs. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Panel 28-30 and 162 to 162A and163A.
PAYNE Harry
38318 Private 14th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 12 th April1918. Husband of Elizabeth Payne, of Brook Cottage, Hanley Swan, Worcs. Buried in in HEDAUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France.
PREECE Charles
Lieutenant Charles Evered Preece, No. 2 Squadron Royal Air Force., formerly Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcestershire Yeomanry) Died 18th February 1919. Age 23.Son of John and Ada Louisa Preece, of the Ivy House, Hanley Castle. Mobilised August 1914, served in Egypt and in France. Buried in in HANLEY CASTLE (ST MARY) GRAVEYARD EXTENSION, Worcestershire.Also on Upton upon Severn Memorial. Also on Hanley Castle School Memorial.
PREECE Ernest
10191 Lance Corporal George.E. Preece, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 1836 Private, Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars. Died 23rd August 1916 Age 23. Son of John and Ada Louisa Preece, of Hanley Castle, Worcestershire. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX, Row F, Grave 10. Also on Upton upon Severn Memorial and Hanley Castle School Memorial.
ROBERTS Alec
No further information at this time.
ROBERTS William
19593 Private William Roberts, !3th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 5th June 1916. Age 36. Son of John and Susannah Roberts, of Hanley Castle, Worcs. Late of Deerhurst, Tewkesbury. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot C, Row 1 A, Grave 9.
SPIRE George
Possibly 36966 Private George Spiers, 168 th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).(formerly Private 27228, Worcestershire Regiment)Died 14th August 1917. Age 22. Son of Mr W.Spiers of Back House, Lowlands, Redmarley, Newent, Gloucs. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL) CEMETERY, Ieper, Belgium. Plot I, Row E, Grave 19.
STEGGS Edward
No further information currently available.
WELLINGS Thomas
Possibly 15880 Lance Bombardier Thomas Wellings, 4th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. K.I.A. 15th September 1917. Age 32. Son of the late Richard and Eliza Wellings of Uppington, Wellington, Salop. Buried in in HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III, Row F, Grave 27.
WHEILDON Wm. George
Possibly 25131 Private 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 8th November 1916. No known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
WRIGHT William
27954 Private 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 31st July 1917. Husband of Edith Mabel Merchant (formerly Wright ) of Back Field, New Street, Upton upon Severn, Worcs. Lived 37, Quay Lane, Hanley Castle, Worcs. Commemorated YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, Belgium. Panel 21.
IN MEMORIAM 1939-45
CHADD Bruce
1194880 Corporal Edwin Bruce Chadd, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th February 1945. Age 38. Mentioned in Despatches.Son of Edwin George and Mabel Annie Chadd, husband of Marion Joan Chadd of Alveley, Shropshire. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Coll. Grave 25, E. 10-16.
JENKINS Gwynn
T/167453 Driver Daniel Gwyn Jenkins, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 19th November 1943. Age 27. Son of William Henry and Margaret Jenkins of Hanley Castle, Worcestershire. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III, Row B, Grave 3.
JONES Peter
4036979 Private Albert Henry Jones, 4th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.Died of Wounds, 21st July 1944. Age 27. Son of Charles John and Elizabeth Jones of Cygnet Lodge, Hanley Swan, Worcs. Husband of Dorothy Annie Jones of Hanley Swan, Worcs. Buried in in DELIVANDRE WAR CEMETERY, Douvres, Calvados, France. Plot VIII, Row L, Grave 4.
LONGSTAFF Wilfrid
9079 Sergeant Wilfrid Bernard Longstaff. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 45 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27th May 1941. Age 23. Son of Owen Joseph and Edith Meta Longstaff, of Hanley Swan, Worcs. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. Column 243.
STONE Frederick
PLY/2 1231 Sergeant Frederick Harold Stone, Royal Marines. HMS President III. Died 22nd April 1943. Age 38. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Stone, husband of Annie Stone, of Malvern Link, Worcestershire. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL WAR MEMORIAL. Panel 83, Column 3.
WEBB Sidney
Sergeant (Air Gunner) Sidney George Webb, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th March 1943. Age 26. Son of Arthur William and Nellie Marion Webb, of Blackmore Park, Worcestershire. Buried in HARDENBURG PROTESTANT CEMETERY, Overjissel, Netherlands. Row A, Grave 5.Also on Hanley Castle School Memorial.
WESTBURY Frank
P/JX 16176 Ordinary Seaman Frank Albert Westbury, HMS Barham, Royal Navy. Died 25th November 1941. Age 18. Son of Albert Westbury and Ethel Westbury, of Hanley Castle, Worcestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL. Panel 51, Column 2.
WHITCOMBE Gerald
P/JX 387615 Able Seaman, HMS Janus, Royal Navy. Died 23rd January 1944. Age 19. Son of Albert Charles and Gladys Isabella Whitcombe, of Hanley Swan, Worcs. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Panel 83, Column 3.
WILLIAMS Jack
No further information currently available.
WILLIAMS John
No further information currently available.
WILLIS Leslie
No further information currently available.

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