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WORCESTER, ST MARTIN'S - WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Sandra Taylor 2005

St Martin’s Church is located in London Road, Worcester. The memorial consists of three, tiered octagonal stone steps supporting the main octagonal shape memorial base with a stone cross above. Each of the eight panels is inscribed.

Photographs Copyright © Sandra Taylor 2005

IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH WHO
IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1919
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY

A brass plaque with black enamel paint background fixed onto a wooden frame, can be found inside the church in the lower vestry. Underneath the memorial on a separate brass plaque mounted on a wooden frame are the names of the fallen. Those in the Bilbe class are marked 'Bible' and those on the main memorial are marked ''.

Photographs Copyright © Sandra Taylor 2005

To The Glory of GOD
and in grateful remembrance
of those members of
St Martin’s Bible Class
who laid down their lives
in the Great War. 1914-1918.

ALLEN

G

No further information currently available.

BARRATT

O

No further information currently available.

BARTER

H

Probably H.J. Barter, Junior Reserve Attendant, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve H.M. Hospital Ship "Rohilla". Service No M/10069. Died aged 29 on 30th October 1914. Son of Elias Charlton Barter and Anne Barter; husband of Minnie Barter. Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery 6958. Also appears on Worcester St Matthew memorial.

BEARD

A A D

No further information currently available.

BLAKE

Bert

Private, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. Service No 19673. Died aged 25 on 16th June 1915. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Blake, 43 Sebright Avenue, London Rd., Worcester. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 53. Also appears on Worcester St Peter memorial.

BLAKE

C

No further information currently available.

BRANT

J

Probably John William Brant, Private, 1st/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 21669. Died aged 26 on 9th October 1917. Son of William and Mary Jane Brant, 360 Wylds Lane, Worcester; husband of Emma Jane Brant, of Horse Shoe Cottage, Leys Rd., Harvington, Evesham, Worcs. Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 75 to 77.

BRANT

W H

No further information currently available.

CARTER

F

No further information currently available.

CLAPTON

Joseph

Sapper, 7th Pack Wireless Section Royal Engineers. Service No 77591. Died aged 21 on 8th April 1917. Son of Joseph and Rosina Harriet Clapton, of Worcester. Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston B. 254.

CLARKE

Francis Charles Erlin

Lieutenant, 5th Squadron Royal Flying Corps, secondary Regiment, Worcestershire Regiment. Died aged 21 on 11th October 1917. Son of C.T. Erlin Clarke and Violet Isobel Clarke of Lark Hill, Worcester. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, V.C.6. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall, Worcester King’s School and Worcester Cathedral King’s School window.

A brass plaque on a wooden frame found inside St Martins Church, London Road, on the right hand side of the South porch. The Worcestershire Regiment badge is above the inscription, the RFC badge is underneath the final line of the inscription.

IN PROUD, VERY LOVING, AND EVER LIVING MEMORY OF
FRANCIS CHARLES ERLIN CLARKE,
LIEUTENANT WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
AND ROYAL FLYING CORPS.
ONLY SON OF MR AND MRS ERLIN CLARKE
OF LARK HILL, WORCESTER

Bible

COURT

Arthur George

Driver, ‘A’ Battery 306th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Service No 830516. Died aged 19 on 7th August 1917. Eldest son of William & Emily Court, 16 Cole Hill, Wylds Lane, Worcester. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery XVII. D. 8A. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall, Worcester St Martin Bible Class & Worcester St Peter memorials.

DAVIS

W.

No further information currently available.

GARDINER

P. C.

Possibly P.C. Gardiner, Private, 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Service No 77477. Died on 21st August 1918. Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery IV.C.17.

GRAHAM-GILMOUR

Herbert James

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Died aged 31 on 19th September 1914. Son of Ethel Blanche Price-Hughes (formerly Gilmour) of Red Hill, Worcester, and the late James Graham Gilmour. Served in the South African Campaign. La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial. Also appears on Worcester St Philip & St James memorial and has a memorial window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

GREENWAY

William Henry

Rifleman, C Company, 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Service No Y/682. Died aged 22 on 9th September 1916. Son of William & Ann Elizabeth Greenway, 173 Wylds Lane, Worcester. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval XV.H.20.

Bible

HARBORNE

Alfred

Possibly Private Albert Victor Harbourne, 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 2814. Died aged 18 on 27th March 1916. Son of Henry and Louisa Harbourne, 11 Monument Retreat, Waterworks Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Native of Worcester. Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Grave I. F. 52. Also appears on Worcester St Martin memorial and Worcester St Peter and Worcester Guildhall memorials as A. Harbourne.

HARTLAND

G. H.

No further information currently available.

HARTLAND

T.W.

Private, 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 241599. Died on 5th April 1917. Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery II.B.35.

HAYWOOD

Walter Henry

Sapper, Base Signal Depot Royal Engineers. Service No 165221. Died aged 29 on 8th November 1917. Husband of G. G. Haywood, 183 Wylds Lane, Worcester. Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery 4.H.9.

HENRY

T.

No further information currently available.

HODGES

John William

Corporal, 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Service No 9419. Died aged 21 on 21st October 1914. Son of Frederick and Mary Annie Hodges, 11 Livingstone St., Red Hill, Worcester. Awarded the DCM. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 37 and 39.

† Bible

HOLDING

Albert

Probably Albert Edward Holding, Pioneer, No 7 Company 5th Battalion Special Brigade Royal Engineers. Service no 214505. Died aged 20 on 24th March 1918. Son of James & Ellen Holding, 831 Wilds Lane, Worcester. Pozieres Memorial Panel 10 to 13. Also appears on Worcester St Martin Bible Class, Worcester St Paul & Worcester Guildhall (twice) memorials.

HUGHES

Harvey

No further information currently available. Also appears on Worcester St Martin memorial.

JAMES

J.E.

Private, 2nd/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 263013. Died on 31st March 1918. Husband of E. M. James, 19 Victoria Place, London Rd., Worcester. Chapelle Bristish Cemetery, Holnon IV. C. 1.

KIMPTON

J.

No further information currently available.

LAMPITT

G.

No further information currently available.

LAMPITT

James

Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 17251. Died aged 23 on 4th March 1917. Son of James & Alice Lampitt, 42 Albert Rd, Worcester. Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 5A and 6C. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

LLEWELLYN

W. B.

Private, 2nd/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 241503. Died aged 26 on 27th August 1917. Husband of Mary Llewellyn, of 27, Miller St., Droitwich, Worcs. Tyne Cot Cemetery IV. E. 4.

† Bible

MACKIE

George Alexander

Corporal, 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 2147. Died aged 19 on 3rd April 1916. Son of George A. & Mary A. Mackie, 380 Wylds Lane, Worcester. Educated at Worcester Royal Grammar School. Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension I.A.8. Also appears on Worcester St Martin Bible Class, Worcester Royal Grammar School and Worcester Guildhall memorials. G

eorge Mackie was the only son of George & Mary Mackie. He was born in Salford and had been a chorister at St Helen’s Church as well as a member of St Martins Athletic Club. Prior to enlisting he worked in the drawing office of Heenan and Froude. His war diary survives, ending abruptly with his death in April 1916 and is held at the County Records Office, Spetchley, Worcester. He enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment in May 1914. In February 1916 the battalions of the 1/7th and 1/8th Worcesters took over a line of trenches described as deep, gloomy and rat infested, opposite Serre on the Somme. The battalions relieved each other in those trenches through until the beginning of April 1916, being billeted in Colencamps and Coucelles when not in the trenches. Alternate spells of frost and thaw made life in the trenches miserable, while heavy falls of snow hampered all work. The enemy’s shells and rifle grenades caused heavier losses than during previous months, George Mackie died of wounds received during one such attack.

Sources: In Dedication to a Future World by Mark Rogers, 1999. The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke of the Regiment.

MANSELL

J.

No further information currently available.

MASON

T. J.

Probably Thomas John Mason, Private, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 204133. Died on 11th April 1918. Ploegsteert Memorail Addenda Panel. Also appears on Worcester Post Office memorial.

† Bible

MAUND

Wallace

Probably Charles Wallace Maund, Rifleman, 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade. Service No 41099. Died aged 19 on 24th April 1916. Son of Marion Ellen Smith (formerly Maund), Blakefield Rd, St John’s, Worcester, and the late Charles Maund. Pozieres Memorial Panel 81 to 84. Also appears on Worcester St Martin Bible Class memorial.

MILLS

J.

No further information currently available.

MOSS

H. A.

Probably Henry Arthur Moss, Air Mechanic 2nd Class, Royal Air Force. Service No 245795. Died aged 19 on 30th October 1918. Son of the late Mr & Mrs Arthur Moss. Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery 13026.

NASH

S.

No further information currently available.

PARDOE

F.

No further information currently available.

PATCHETT

P.

No further information currently available.

PEARCE

A.

No further information currently available.

SAUNDERS

A.

No further information currently available.

† Bible

SCOTT

Harold James

Private, 6th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. Service 27915. Died aged 19 on 10th April 1918. Son of Louisa Mealings (formerly Scott), 11 Midland Rd., Worcester, and Albert Mealings (step-father). Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 119 to 120. Also appears on Worcester St Martin Bible Class memorial.

SCOTT

T.

No further information currently available.

† Bible

SENIOR

Albert

No further information currently available. Also appears on Worcester St Martin and Worcester Guildhall memorials.

SMITH

C.

No further information currently available.

SMITH

E.

No further information currently available.

STANTON

A.

No further information currently available.

STANWAY

F.

No further information currently available.

STOKES

H.

No further information currently available.

† Bible

TRENFIELD

Albert

Private, 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 22369. Died aged 18 on 7th January 1916. Served as GROVES. Son of Mrs Phoebe Trenfield, 7 Upper Park St, Worcester. Helles Memorial Panel 104 to 113. Also appears on Worcester St Martin Bible Class memorial.

TWINING

Sidney William

Private, 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Service No 34763. Died aged 19 on 1st October 1918. Son of Acton M. and Hannah Twining, 320 Wyld’s Lane, Worcester. Anneux British Cemetery III. D. 10. Also appears on Worcester County Hall and Worcester Guildhall memorials.

† Bible

WALKER

Frank

No further information currently available. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

WALTERS

C.

Lance Corporal, 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 1375. Died aged 23 on 4th November 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs C. Walters, 109 Bath Rd, Worcester. Warlencourt British Cemetery III. H. 17. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall, Worcester St Peter and Worcester Cathedral voluntary choir memorials.

WARMINGTON

E. J.

Probably E.J. Warmington, Private 2nd/5th Battalion Essex Regiment. Secondary Regiment Labour Corps transferred to (453187) 472nd Agricultural Coy. Service No 252031. Died on 11th February 1919. Worcester (St. John’s) Cemetery 5998.

WELLS

G.

Probably George Wells, Private 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 31104. Died aged 32 on 29th April 1918. Son of Mrs Sarah Wells, 33 Victoria Avenue, Worcester. Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 75 to 77.

WILSON

G.

No further information currently available.

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