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GREATHAM WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Simmons 2009

The memorial can be found in the grounds of St John the Baptist Church, Greatham, Hampshire. It takes the form of a plain, rough hewn, Latin cross on a tapering plinth with a two-stepped, square, base. The details can be found on the front face.

ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS
OF GREATHAM
IN MEMORY OF THEIR HONOURED DEAD
1914 - 1919

BARKER George
Squadron Quartermaster Serjeant 3961, 15th (The King's) Hussars. Killed in action 13 September 1914. Aged 38. Born Rotherhithe, London, resident Greatham, Hants, enlisted London. Son of Edward Row Barker and Frances Arm Barker; husband of Louisa Ellen Barker, of Heather Cottage, Greatham, East Liss, Hampshire, England. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
BARTLETT Austin G H
Private G/1369, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 13 February 1916. Aged 21. Son of John Austin Bartlett and Emily Jane Bartlett, of Blandford House, Lower Compton, Plymouth, Devon. Native of Portsmouth, England. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 3.
BERRIMAN John
Sapper WR/43753, 304th Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Reported as seriously ill in Military Hospital, Frensham Hill, Farnham, died of bronchitis and heart failure 3 February 1919. Aged 46. Born East Meon, Hampshire. Son of William and Mary Berriman, of Langrish, Petersfield, Hampshire; husband of Edith Florence Berriman, of Longmoor Rd., Greatham, East Liss, Hampshire, married 1 November 1902 in Langrish, four children. Attested 29 July 1918 in Winchester, aged 45 years 5 months, a Roadman (Foreman) or Range Warden, resident Longwood Road, Greatham, married, height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 123lbs, chest 36 inches, dark grey hair, dark complexion, hazel eyes, religious denomination Church of England. Served at home 27 July 1918 to 25 September 1918, B.E.F., France, 26 September 1918 until his death. Buried South-West of the Church in Greatham (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
DEAN Albert Edward

[War memorial lists Alebert E. Dean]

either Corporal 203000 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment . Died 24 February 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 21 and 63.

or Private 141457 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 14 February 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 6 and 8.

DRAPER Arthur Reginald Olley
Lieutenant (Quartermaster) 18th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 16 April 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, Panel 2.
ELLIS Richard
Private 39732 1st/9th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 17 March 1919. Aged 35. Son of Richard Ellis; husband of Rose Ellis, of Miller St., Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia. Buried in Churkin Russian Naval Cemetery, Russian Federation. Plot/Row/Section/Area B. Grave 6.
FOSTER, DCM Arthur William
Drummer 10729 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 06 November1914. Aged 18. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Son of Staff Serjt. Arthur William Henry Foster (R.A.S.C.) and Lily Foster, of Liphook Rd., Greatham, Hampshire, England. Buried in Kortrijk (St. Jan) Communal Cemetery, Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost. Special Memorial 31.
HANSON William
Corporal 281143 2nd/5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 10 April 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs Hanson, of 1, Sundale Cottage, Liphook Rd., Greatham, East Liss, Hampshire, England. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Section Q. Grave 46.
HISCOCK Frederick Charles
Private 27513 "A" Squadron, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars. Died of wounds 30 March 1918. Aged 19. Born North Cadbury, resident Greatham, enlisted Longmoor. Only son of Charles and Louisa Mary Hiscock, of Greatham, Hampshire. Troop Leader of Longmoor Camp Troop of B.P. Scouts; O.T.C., Churcher's College and 19th Hussars. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXIII. Row B. Grave 30A.
JEANS Bernard R J
Lance Corporal 29611 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 09 April 1917. Aged 18. Son of Herbert J. and Martha Jeans, of Hound Cottages, Netley Abbey, Hants. Native of Bradford Abbas, Sherborne. Buried in Neuville-Vitasse Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 23.
MADELEY Walter
Serjeant 7685 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 27 March 1918. Aged 33. Son of James Madeley, of Heath Bank, Nantwich, Cheshire, and the late Ann Madeley; husband of Sarah Ellen Madeley, of Bull's Brook, Greatham, Liss, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 35 and 36.
MARSH T E L
Lieutenant H.M.S. "Russell", Royal Marines. Died 27 April 1916. Buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta. Protestant grave 36.
STOKES Ernest
Private 10491, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Born and resident Greatham, Hants, enlisted Aldershot, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.
WAKEFORD George Edward
Private 241993: 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 03 November 1918. Aged 29. Son of William and Martha Wakeford, of 2c, Clifton Park Avenue, Raynes Park, London. Born at Hawkley, West Liss, Hampshire, England. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 20.
WAKEFORD William Percy
Private 204909, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 30 July 1918. Born Liss, Hants, enlisted Greatham, Hants. Buried in Greatham (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard, South of Church, Hampshire, United Kigndom.
WALKER Oswald Bethell
Captain 15th (The King's) Hussars. Died 23 August 1914. Aged 39. Son of Captain and Mrs. Edwyn Walker, of Mill Mount House, York; husband of Marcia Eugenia Walker. His brother, Wilfred Beckett Walker also fell. No known grave. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
WALLIS Alexander Felix
Corporal 12301, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Wounded at Vivieres on the 1 September 1914 and subsequently died of his wounds on the 2 September 1914. Born E. Croydon, Surrey, enlisted London. Husband of Harriett Louisa Wallis of Liphook Rd., Greatham, East Liss, Hampshire, England. Buried in Rotallieu French national Cemetery, Compiegne, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France. Grave lost. Special memorial 5.
WEBB Wellington Keys
Lance Corporal 9414, "B" Company, 14th Battalion, and formerly 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 31 July 1917. Aged 22. Son of William and Isabella Webb, of Tweenways, Forest Rd., Liss, Hampshire, England . Enlisted Oct., 1913. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 35.
1939-1945
BARSTOW Arthur Edward
Major General, 11th Sikh Regiment, Indian Army General List also commanding 9th Indian Division, late 2nd Battalion. Died 28 January 1942. Aged 53. C I E, M C. Son of Lt.-Col. Thomas Adam Anderson Barstow, Seaforth Highlanders, and Jane Cape Barstow; husband of Nancy Lewkenor Barstow, of Cocking, Sussex. His brother, Brigadier John A. Barstow, M.C., also died on service. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Singapore. Column 143.
BURNEY Frank William
Air Mechanic P/JX 144507, H.M.S. Illustrious, Royal Navy. Died 10 January 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on Lee-On-Solent Memorial Bay, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Bay 2, Panel 4.
COOMBS Albert Walter Henry
Gunner 5497412, 276 Battery, 69 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 16 May 1940. Aged 23. Son of William Florence Coombs, of Greatham, Hampshire, England. Buried in Greatham (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard, South side of church, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Row K. Grave 217.
RUMBOLD Frederick William
Corporal 5512806, 1/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 15 September 1943. Aged 20. Son of William George and Orange Daisy Rumbold, of Greatham, Hampshire, England. Buried in Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Plot II. Row E. Grave 11.
SCHOLFIELD Peter Lewis
Captain 73008, 2 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 17 July 1942. Aged 24. Son of Brigadier-General George Peabody Scholfield, C.B., C.M.G., C.B.E., and of Helen Mary Scholfield (nee Goodall), of Liss, Hampshire, England. Buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Plot XII. Row H. Grave 6.

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