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BURITON WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons 2007
additional information Chris Comber & Lynette Watson (Archivist & Local Historian for Buriton)

Buriton is a small parish on the Hants/Sussex border near Petersfield. The Buriton war memorial takes the form of a small floriated Latin cross with a small wheel, on a tapering spire with a rectangular plinth and a square three-stepped base which stands in the the churchyard of St Mary's Church, Buriton. There are 38 names for World War 1 and 8 for World War 2. There is a further memorial to those who fell in World War 1 within the church containing 39 names on a brass plate in St Mary's Church, which are repeated on a stone Memorial just outside the church wall with one exception (Tupper). The names include the men from the neighbouring hamlet of Weston.

Photographs above and below Copyright © Graham Parsons 2008
Photographs below Copyright © Chris Comber 2008

IN PROUD
AND GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
IN THE
GREAT WARS
1914 - 1919
&
1939 - 1945

1914-1919
BEAGLEY
William
Private 37226, 4th. Reserve Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom on 9 February 1918. Aged 17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Beagley, of Weston Cottages, Weston, Petersfield. Born in Weston and enlisted in Winchester. Buried in St. Mary Churchyard, Buriton.
BONE
Arthur
Lance Corporal G/2632, 8th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). 24th. Division. Killed in action at Loos on 25 September 1915. Aged 31. Son of Harry Richard and Jane Bone, of Buriton, Petersfield, Hants; husband of Emma Lucy Smith (formerly Bone), of Dorey Villa, Wivelsfield Green, Wivelsfield, Sussex. Born in Clapham and enlisted in London. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 13 to 15.
CADMORE
Andrew Cecil
Private PS/2008, 16th (Public Schools) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 33rd. Division. Died in base hospital at Etaples 9 December 1915. Aged 18. Son of Frederick and Mira Ellen Cadmore, of Bradwell Abbey, Wolverton, Bucks. Native of Thornbury, Herefordshire. Educated at Eggar's Grammar School, Alton, and Churcher's College, Petersfield, leaving there to enlist at Easter, 1915. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 19A.
CASE
Percy Arthur
Private 25331, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 4th. Division. Killed in action at Arras on 13 April 1917. Aged 36. Son of Ellen Case of Buriton. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Petersfield. Resident of Buriton. Employed in the local Limeworks as a chalk digger. Buried in Batilleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy. Plot V. Row A. Grave 11.
CHITTY
Caleb Arthur
Private 21370, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 39th. Division. Killed in action at Becourt on the Somme on 3 September 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Chitty, of Cowhouse Farm, Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
CHITTY
Harold
Private TF/280981, 1/6th. Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 17th. Indian Division, Mesopotamia. Died in Mesopotamia 7 November 1918. Aged 24. Son of Thomas & Rosa Chitty of ‘The Sandpits’ Weston, near Buriton. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Petersfield. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.
COOK
Alfred George
Private 17899, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 4th. Division. Died of wounds in no. 4 casualty Clearing Station on 3 July 1916. Aged 34. Son of George and Jane Cook, of Buriton, Petersfield; husband of T. Cook, of Weston, Petersfield, Hampshire. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Winchester. Buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 3.
FRANCIS
Charles George
Sapper 15546, 3rd Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action on 5 June 1915. Aged 25. Born in Alvadiston, Wiltshire. Son of Mr & Mrs George Francis of Buriton. Enlisted in Winchester. Buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 3.
FRANCIS
Herbert James
Private (Signaller) 25803, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th. Division. Killed in action on 4 September 1918. Aged 20. Son of John and Fanny Francis, of The Sun Inn, Rake, Liss, Hampshire. Born in Dorset and enlisted in Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.
FRANCIS
Samuel
Gunner 95594, 62nd Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home after the war 24 November 1919. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs George Francis; husband of Bessie Maud Francis, of Weston, Petersfield. Born in Tisbury, Wiltshire. Buried in St. Mary Churchyard, Buriton, Hampshire.
HARDING
George Henry
Private 18073, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 4th. Division. Killed in action on 8 August 1916. Aged 20. Son of Eva Woods (formerly Harding), of Weston near Buriton, later of 1, Hylton Rd., Petersfield, and the late Arthur Harding. Born in Bramley, Surrey and enlisted in Gosport. Buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 24.
HARFIELD
Godfrey James
Private 37229 7th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. 19th. Division. Killed in action on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres on 31 July 1917. Aged 28. Son of Mr. J. Harfield, of The Royal Oak, Sheep St., Petersfield, Hampshire. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Aldershot. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.
HARMAN
Thomas Henry
Private 3/5316, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 4th. Division. Died of wounds in base hospital in Boulogne 16 May 1915. Aged 22. Son of Harry Harman (Coachman) and Elizabeth Harman of Buriton, later of 52, Doverfield Road, Brixton Hill, South London. Husband of Mrs Daisy Harman of Upper Farringdon, Alton, Hants. Born in Chilbolton and enlisted in Winchester. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 3.
HILL
Tom
Gunner RMA/8162, H.M.S. "Indefatigable", Royal Marine Artillery. Grand Fleet. Lost with the Battlecruiser at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 34. Son of Walter and Ellen Hill; husband of Olive Louise Hill, of 3, High St., Petersfield, Hants. Born in Buriton, Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 21.
HISCOCK
Levi
Private L/10484, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st. Division. Killed in action at Richebourg L’Avoue on 9 May 1915. Aged 19. Son of Mrs. Mary Hiscock, of Fagg's Farm, Buriton, Petersfield, Hants. Born in Ibworth and enlisted in Chichester. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 20 and 21.
HOLLOWAY
Reginald
Private TF/201036, 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 12th. Indian Division Died in Mesopotamia on 23 March 1917. Resident of Buriton. Enlisted in Winchester No known grave. Commemorated on Shaikh Saad Old Cemetery Memorial, Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
KILHAM
Alfred John
Telegraphist J/30359, H.M.S. "Castor", Royal Navy. Killed in action during the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. Aged 18. Son of Harriett Kilhams, of Broadham, Singleton, Chichester. and the late John Kilhams. Born in Pagham near Bognor. Included on Singleton Parish Church War Memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 15.
KITE
Alan Walter
Second Lieutenant, 61st Training Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in a flying accident on 12 May 1918. Aged 18. Son of Walter and Theresa Kite formerly of St.Georges, Hanover Square, Kensington. Educated at Churchers College, Petersfield. Born in Kensington. Buried in St. Mary Churchyard, Buriton.
LEE
Charles
Corporal 43358, 12th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds on 27 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of George Fielder Lee (Wheelwright) and Mrs Mary Lee, of Weston, Petersfield, Hants. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Portsmouth. Buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.
LEGG
Frederick 'Fred'
Lance Corporal 18548 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment. 4th. Division. Killed in action near Arras on 16 April 1917. Aged 28. Son of George Legg, gamekeeper, of Buriton and Mrs Barbara Legg. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Petersfield. Resident of Clanfield. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
LOVELL
Thomas
Private 20584, 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 41st. Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Flers on 15 September 1916. Aged 40. Born in Portsmouth and enlisted on Portsmouth. Single man. Agricultural Labourer. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
MARRINER
Ronald
Sapper 55398, 112th Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action on 30 July 1917. Aged 27. Son of Charles and Clara Marriner, of The Cottage, Buriton, Petersfield, Hants. Born in Buriton and enlisted in London. Buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 4.
PINK
Charles Robert
Officer's Steward 3rd Class L/4257, H.M.S. "Victory", Royal Navy. Died at home on 8 May 1916. Aged 20. Son of William James and Ada Pink, of Tollgate, Bowyers, Steep, Petersfield, Hants. Commemorated on Greenwich Cemetery, London. Screen Wall. 1 "C". B. 1071.
POWELL
Albert
Private PO/9440 (RMR/B/809), H.M.S. "Motagua", Royal Marine Light Infantry. One of 28 men killed when the Armed Merchant Cruiser collided with the United States Destroyer USS “Manley” 19 March 1918 aged 38 Reservist with 21 years service. Husband of Mrs Alice Powell of 8, Penns Road, Petersfield. Son of James & Barbara Powell of Buriton, of 27 Bones Lane, Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire; brother of James and Frederick (also listed here). Born in Buriton. Included on Petersfield Memorial. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom. 30. See also Petersfield.
POWELL
Frederick
Private 200707, 2nd/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 62nd. Division. Killed in action on 29 August 1918 age 23, born 7 May 1895. Son of James & Barbara Powell, of 27, Bones Lane, Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire; brother of James and Albert (also listed here). Born in Buriton and enlisted in Winchester. Buried in Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 20.
POWELL
James
Private 12994, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th. Division. Killed in action on 8 May 1918. Aged 32. Son of James and Barbara Powell, of 27, Bones Lane, Buriton, Hampshire; brother of Frederick and Albert (also listed here). Born in Buriton and enlisted in Petersfield. Buried in Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord, France. Row C. Grave 18.
PRETTY
Edward
Private 202367, 2nd/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 75th. Division. Died of wounds in Palestine on 21 November 1917. Aged 36. Son of William and Sarah Pretty. Petersfield, Hampshire. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Petersfield. Buriton resident Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Section P. Grave 6.
REAN
Ernest Sydney
Sergeant 8618, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th. Division. Died in military hospital in Cairo on 20 October 1915. Aged 24. Son of Alice Powell (formerly Rean), of 41, High St., Buriton, Petersfield; Hants, and the late Richard Rean. Born in Petworth and enlisted in Winchester. Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Section D. Grave 151.
ROGERS
Harold Edward Richie
[Listed as Harold James on memorial] Sergeant 4826, 1/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 12th Indian Division Mesopotamia. Died of disease 7 July 1916. Aged 31. Husband of Mrs H Rogers of Borough Road, Petersfield. Son of Sidney Rogers (Painter & Decorator) of Buriton and Elizabeth Rogers. Born in Buriton in 1893. Gardener for Capt Seward of Weston. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
SHEPHERD
Charles
Lance Corporal 206846, 3rd/4th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action on 10 January 1918. Aged 25. Son of Edmund Shepherd (Coachman) and Mrs Agnes Shepherd of Weston near Buriton. Born in Weston and enlisted in Horsham. Resident of Cowfold, Sussex. Formerly with the Royal Fusiliers. Buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 10.
SHEPHERD
Frederick 'Fred'
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Thrown from a horse in Constantinople and invalided home after the war. Remained in hospital at Orpington in Kent and died 20th July 1924. Aged 28. Son of Edmund Shepherd (Coachman) and Mrs Agnes Shepherd of Weston near Buriton. Born in 1898. Brother of Charles Shepherd. (1901 Census) Buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Buriton.
SILVER
George Edward
Gunner 19905, "C" Battery, 70th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action on 2 July 1917. Aged 20. Son of William and Harriet Silver, of Buriton, near Petersfield, Hampshire. Born Long Sutton and enlisted in Portsmouth. Buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 40.
STRUGNELL
Arthur Sydney
Driver 13156, ‘’F’’ Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Cavalry Division. Died of wounds on 15 June 1915. Aged 33 Son of Albert & Kathleen Strugnell of Bones Lane, Buriton. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Portsmouth. Buried in Hinges Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 23.
STRUGNELL
Percy George
Private 18549, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th. Division. Killed in action on the Ancre on 21 November 1916. Aged 21. Son of Albert and Kathleen Strugwell, Bones Lane, Buriton, Hampshire. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Petersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
TREAGUS
George
Private PO/14656, Deal Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action near Ypres on 18 October 1914. Aged 28. Son of Harry and Emily Treagus; husband of Georgina Amelia Treagus, of 81, Chalton, Horndean, Hants. Native of Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire. Included on Horndean W.M. Buried in Aeroplane Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 16.
TRIBE
William
Private 9403, "B" Company, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 4th. Division Killed in action near Ypres on 26 April 1915. Aged 20. Son of William and Alice Tribe, of Bushfield Cottage, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, formerly of Hambledon. Born in Hambledon, Hants and enlisted in Gosport. Resident of Blendworth near Buriton. Included on Horndean W.M No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.
TUPPER
Henry Thomas
[Not on main memorial on on brass plate] Able Seaman 204256, H.M.S. "’Monmouth’", Royal Navy. Lost with the Armoured Cruiser off the coast of Chile 1 November 1914 during the battle of the Coronel Islands. Regular Sailor. Reservist. Aged 33. Born in Bepton, West Sussex. Husband of Mrs Hartie Tupper of Stonerwood Farm, Steep,Petersfield Late H.M.Coastguard Studland Bay 1912-1914. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 2.
WATTS
Andrew George
[Also recorded as George Andrew] Private 660, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th. Division. Killed in action at Loos on 4 March 1916. Aged 27. Son of Henry and Agnes Watts, of High St., Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire. Born in Petersfield and enlisted in Hastings. Included on South Harting War Memorial. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 6.
WELCH
Victor Charles Henry
Private 18742, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 5th. Division. Killed in action on 24 September 1916. Aged 27. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Esther Welch, of Bones Lane, Buriton, Petersfield, Hamshire. Born in Buriton and enlisted in Winchester. Formerly with Somerset Light Infantry. Buried in Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France. Plot XII. Row V. Grave 1.

R.I.P

1939-1945

ALDRED
Charles aka Charlie
Private 5437141, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Missing in action 7 June 1942. Aged 22. Born and resident Hampshire. Son of Wilfred Charles and Beatrice Mary Aldred, of Weston, Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya. Plot 8. Row D. Grave 33.
HILL
Oscar Herbert
Warrant Officer 652682, 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died on 21 November 1943. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom.
HISCOCK
John Robert
Sergeant 1261971, 40 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 15 October 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom.
KEMPSTER
Frank George
Serjeant 5436300, 7th Battalion Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Killed in action 19 August 1944. Aged 30. Born Southampton, resident Hampshire. Son of George Frank and Lucy Kempster; husband of Margaret Clara Kempster, of Southsea, Hampshire. Buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Plot IIA. Row D. Grave 13.
KERCHER
Henry John
Lance Sergeant 2692758, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died on 27 April 1943. Aged 33. Born Southampton, resident Hampshire. Son of Albert John and Rosa Jane Kercher; husband of Annie Elizabeth Kennedy Kercher, of Buriton, Hampshire. Buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 17.
LEDGER
William
Sapper 5490408, 159 Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action at sea 17 June 1940. Aged 35. Husband of Alice G. Ledger, of Buriton, Hampshire. Buried in Pornic War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France. Plot 2. Row J. Grave 18.
NEW
[William] James
[Listed as James NEW on memorial] Petty Officer Steward P/LX 21469, French Ship Branlebas, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 14 December 1940. Son of George and Ellen New, of Buriton, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 43, Column 2.

Note: Branlebas was a French torpedo boat with poor sea going qualities that caused her to be lost at sea 14 December 1940.

SMITH
Percy Henry

Sergeant S/181717, Royal Army Service Corps. Died as a Prisoner of War 3 November 1942. Aged 29. Born and resident Hampshire. Son of Percy William and Ellen Elizabeth Smith, of Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire. Buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 31.

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