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CLIDDESDEN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons
2008

The war memorial for Cliddesden tkes the form of a plaque within St Leonard's Church, Cliddesden, Hampshire. Itakes the form of a bronze plaque with in a marble surround. There are six names for World War 1 and two names for World War 2.

TO THE
HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

BONE

Albert

No further information

PARDEY, M.M.

John

Private 26748, 50th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 10276, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 May 1917. Aged 32. Born Sway Lymington, Hampshire, resident Pennington, enlisted Basingstoke. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pardey, of Sway, Hants.; husband of Rose Pardey, of Garden Cottage, Audley's Wood, Basingstoke. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 29.

SCUTTER

Arthur

Private 241887 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1917. Aged 35. Born Cliddesden, Hampshire, enlisted Basingstoke. Son of Charles and Fanny Scutter, of Cliddesden, Basingstoke. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 72 to 75.

SCUTTER

Charlie aka Charles

Private 241888 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 15 June 1918. Aged 35. Born Cliddesden, Hampshire, enlisted Basingstoke. Son of James and Mary Scutter, of 13, Southlea Cliddesden, nr. Basingstoke, Hampshire. Buried in Magnaboschi British Cemetery, Italy, Plot 1. Row F. Grave 7.

SIMONDS, D.S.O., MiD

John de Luze

Captain acting Major, 136th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 22 April 1917. Aged 32. Son of Louis and Mary E. Simonds, of Audleys Wood, Basingstoke, Hampshire. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) and Mentioned in Despatches. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Reading, Berkshire, son of Louis de Luze and Mary E Simonds, resident The Point, Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Reading, berkshire, a Pupil, resident St Mary's Cottage, Winchester St Michael, Winchester, Hampshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Reading, Berkshire, single, an Officer His Majesty's Land Forces, Lieutenant, Staff South China Command, billeted at Head Quarters Staff, South China Command, Hong Kong, China. Buried in Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France Plot I. Row F. Grave 12.

Extract from The V.C. and D.S.O. Book - Distinguished Service Order 1916-1923 Vol. III, page 341:

SIMONDS, J. DE L. (D.S.O. L.G. 1.1.17) ; b, 7.5.84 ; s. of the late L. de L. Simonds ; educ. Summerfields, Oxford, and Winchester, which he entered in 1897 as first on the roll of scholars. He went to Woolwich in 1901, and joined the R.G.A. 15.7.03 ; Lt. 15.7.09 ; Capt. 30.10.14 ; A Major. He served in Malta and Hong Kong. He was in India when war broke out, and proceeded thence with a mountain battery to the front in Dec. 1914, where he served almost continuously up to 21.4.17, when he was killed in action. His D.8.O. was awarded for services while acting as artillery liaison officer with the R.F.C.

TAPLIN

Wilfred

Rifleman 2754 1st/8th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in the United Kingdom 30 November 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Cliddesden Hampshire, enlisted Basingstoke, Hampshire. Son of William and Mary A. Taplin, of Church Lane, Cliddesden; husband of Elsie May Cook. Buried South-West of church in Cliddesden (St. Leonard) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

1939-1945

EARLE

Gordon

Gunner 845208, 21 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Wounded and missing. presumed to have died of wounds 1 June 1940 during the retreat from Dunkirk. Aged 22. Born and resident Basingstoke, Hampshire. Son of Harry and Jane Beatrice Earle; husband of Ivy Earle, of Reading, Berkshire. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France, Plot 2. Row 12. Grave 27.

HILL

William Henry

Leading Airman FAA/FX 76375, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy. Died 8 June 1940. Aged 23. Son of Charles and Lillie V. Hill. No known grave. Commemorated on Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom, Bay 1, Panel 4.

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