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SANDOWN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

The memorial stands on the seafront at Sandown, South Wight, isle of Wight and takes the form of a tall Celtic-style wheel cross on a tapering plinth with a two-stepped base on a semi-circular paved are,a surrounded by posts and chains, projecting onto beach. There are 79 names for World War 1 and 47 names for World War 2 that have been transcribed and researched here. The names within each conflict have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease fo reading and research and are not the same order as the memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Don Edwards 2002

THEIR
NAME
LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
EACH
GAVE
A
LIFE FOR YOU AND MEN
A MEMORIAL
TO THE
SANDOWN
MEN
WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1920
REMEMBER THE LOVE OF THEM
WHO CAME NOT HOME
FROM THE WARS
1914-18 - 1939-45

ADAMS

William George

Private 356750, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Born Newport, isle of Wight, resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Winchester. No known grave. Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 88 to 90.

ARNELL

Reginald Brandt

Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 30 July 1915. Aged 21. Son of William T. and Henrietta Arnell, of Whitecliff, Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

ARNOLD

William James

Petty Officer 197172, H.M. S/M. "E5," Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 11 March 1916. Aged 36. Born 20 October 1880 in Sandown. Son of Mrs. James Arnold, of 3, Arthur Terrace, Fort St., Sandown; husband of Ethel May Arnold, of 4, Arthur Terrace, Fort St., Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 11.

ASKEW

James Watson

Bombardier 150411, "C" Battery, 102nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 24 September 1917. Aged 38. Husband of Adelaide Askew, of "Glenholme," Victoria Rd., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIX. Row C. Grave 9A.

ATTRILL

Percy Everton Stephen

Sergeant 7600, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 4 March 1916. Aged 29. Born, resident and enlisted Sandown, I.O.W. Son of Stephen and Alice Attrill, of 9, Woodbine Terrace, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Attested 23 January 1905 at Sandown, aged 18, as 2702, The D.C.O. Hampshire and Isle Of Wight R.G.A. (Military), trade Clerk, unmarried, height 5 feet 6¼ inches, weight 112lbs, chest 33½ inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Wesleyan (Methodist). No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63.

ATTRILL

Richard J C

Private 8528, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Alexandria 15 May 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section L. Grave 174.

BARBER

Frederick Chalres

Private 10619, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born and enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 64.

BARBER

William Henry

Lance Sergeant 10969, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 May 1916. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight, resident Holborn, London. Son of William and Anne Barber, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 6.

BENNETT

R

Lieutenant

BLACK-BARNES

C T

Lieutenant, Royal Navy.

BOXER, DSO

Hugh Edward Richard

Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.Died 16 June 1915. Aged 44. Son of Edith Graham Le Grice (formerly Boxer), of Thorpe Lodge, Sandown, Isle of Wight, and the late Lieut. E. W. F. Boxer, R.N. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

BURGESS

John

Acting Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant 57992, Siege Artillery Mobile Camp, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on servie in the United Kingdom 26 December 1917. Aged 44. Born Southampton, enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Husband of Mary Burgess, of 28, Fitzroy St., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in SANDOWN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Isle of Wight.

BUTCHER

H [J]

Sergeant 18071, 283rd Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died 23 February 1919. Aged 29. Son of Walter and Eliza Butcher, of 23, Cleveland Rd., Southsea, Hants. Buried in SANDOWN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Isle of Wight.

BUTCHER

Leonard Ernest

Private 23411, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Butcher, of 94, Avenue Rd., Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

BUTCHER, MM

Percy

Corporal 5488, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 23 [CWGC] or 24 [SDGW] October 1916. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight, resident Brading, Isle of Wight. Son of George and Mary E. Butcher, of Ivy Cottage, Broadway, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

CASSFORD

Frederick George

[Listed as Private on mmeorial] Rifleman 330769, 1/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19 April 1917. Resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXI. Row C. Grave 15.

CHURCH

Arthur Percival

Private 18567, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 22 December 1916. Aged 27. Son of William Charles and Elizabeth Church, of "Ingleside," 20, St. John's Rd., Sandown, Isle of Wight; husband of Agnes Emmeline Daubney (formerly Church). Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 19.

CHURCHILL

A E

Rifleman

CHURCHILL

Alfred

Bombardier 34720, "V" 19th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 26 March 1918. Aged 25. Only son of Alfred and Emma Louisa Churchill, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Somme, France. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 2.

COOPER

William Charles

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 330526, "C" Company, 1st/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 10 December 1918. Aged 26. Son of David James Cooper and E. L. Cooper, of 87, Avenue Rd., Sandown, Isle-of-Wight. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section Q. Grave 170.

COX

Walter Henry

Sergeant 4094, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 9 August 1916. Aged 22. Born Walworth, Surrey, resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight,. Son of Mrs. Netten (formerly Cox), of Sandown, Isle of Wight, and the late George Cox; husband of Daisy Cox, of 60, Avenue Rd., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 26.

CUMMING

Arthur Gordon Clayton

Lance Corporal 201135, 1st/4th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 31 December 1916. Aged 28. Resident Sandown, Isle-of-Wight, enlisted Winchester. Son of Augusta Mary Congreve (formerly Cumming), of Hazelgarth, Sandown, Isle of Wight, and the late William Hugh Cumming. No known grave. Commemorated in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Nisibin Memorial 226.

DAMPIER-CHILD

Thomas Henry Fielder

Engineer Lieutenant Commander. H.M.S. "Opal," Royal Navy. Drowned when his ship sank 12 January 1918. Born 5 August 1880 in Sandown, Isle of White. Baptsied 19 September 1880 at Sandown, son of Richard and Mary Louisa Dampier-Child of Sandown, Hampshire. In the 1881 census he was newborn, born Hampshire, son of Richard and Mary Louisa Dampier-Child, resident Sandhill HO, 2, Brading, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight & Hampshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Sandown, Isle of Wight, unmarried, an Engineer Student, resident Devonport. First Class Education Certificate June 1903. Engineers Sub-Lieutenant 1 July 1902, Engineering Lieutenant 22 August 1905, Engineer Lieutenant Commander 1 August 1913. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. panel 28.

DENNESS

G

Rifleman

DENNETT

Douglas Gordon

Acting Corporal 2423, 1st/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Born and resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Leicester. Son of Charles Jolliffe and Jennie Dennett, of Grafton Street, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Attested 31 August 1914 in Leicester as 2423, 4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, aged 28 years 9 months, unmarried, employed as a Decorator, appointed Lance Corporal 26 February 1915, promoted Acting Corporal 22 August 1915, height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 38 inches, religious denomination Chuch of England. With Expeditionary Force to France 2 March 1915 until his death. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 42 to 44.

DENNETT

Hugh B

Private 461260, 15th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps formerly 1992, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 18 October 1918. Aged 31. Born and resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted 18 September 1914 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Son of Charles J. and Jennie Dennett, of Grafton St., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Photographer by trade. Height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 35 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Attested 18 September 1914 as 1992, Royal Army Medical Corps, aged 26 years, unmarried, embodied and posted 18 September 1914. Buried in BETHENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row D. Grave 3.

DERBRIDGE

Edwin John

[Listed as John Edwin on SDGW] Private 44313, 13th (Works) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died on service in United Kingdom 27 February 1917. Aged 42. Born at Brightwell, Berks [CWGC] or Thorverton, Devon [SDGW], resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Winchester. Son of Richard and Emma Derbridge; husband of C. H. Derbridge, of 2, Fort St., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Commemorated in READING CEMETERY, Berkshire. Screen Wall. 72. 16386.

DUNN

George

Rifleman 1731, 1st/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 29 November 1915. Aged 21. Resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Son of Philip and Laura Emily Dunn. of 6, Wolsley Terrace Fort St., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in 7TH FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row C. Grave 43.

FLOYD

William

Colour Sergeant PO/6350, Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 11 June 1915. Aged 40. Born 25 September 1872 in Pimlico, London. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. M. Floyd, of 56, Croxted Rd., West Dulwich, London. Resident of Weybridge, Surrey; mother now resident of Yarborough Villa, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Grave lost. Special Memorial. Section A. Grave 143.

FORD

Rufus Philip

Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Celtic Wood, near Ypres, 7 October 1917. Aged 32. Born Sandown, Isle of Wight, England. Son of Thomas and Alice Ford; husband of Grace Marion Ford, of St. Martin's Vicarage, Hawksburn, Victoria. Emigrated to Australia aged 28. Orchardist by trade. Had been a Nursing Orderly with the Red Cross during the Balkan Wars 1912-1913. Brother-in-law of Private Gordon Lovely, son of Colonel Lovely, who died while in camp of meningitis. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31. See also Australian Circular

FOREHEAD

George Edward

Lance Corporal 3/5195, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 28 August 1915. Born Sandown, Isle of Wight. Husband of Florence Forehead, of 63, Emmanuel Street, Lamport, Portsmouth; one son. Originally attested 22 August 1914 at Southampton as 9708, "A" Company 10th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, aged 41 years 223 days, height 6 feet 1 inch, 156lbs, chest 42 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, Carpenter and Joiner by trade, married, previously served in Grenadier Guards for full term. Resident 16 Cross Street, Sandown, Isle of Wight, discharged 22 September 1914 as not likely to become an efficient soldier within 3 months of enlistment. Buried in HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 22.

GATRELL

F W

Gunner

HAMM

Albert James

Corporal 265397, "Y" 5Th Division Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery formerly Corporal 30377), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 26 January 1920. Aged 27. Enlisted 31 December 1908, wounded and discharged 13 June 1919 under Sickness Rule Para 392 (xvia) King's Regulation Army Order 29 of 1919. Issued Silver Badge 467884 13 April 1920 (after he died). Awarded the Croix de Guerre (Belgium). Buried in SANDOWN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Isle of Wight.

HANLON

George H

[Listed as HANLAN on SDGW] Private 12864, 351st Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps formerly 21847, Hampshire Regiment. Died on service in United Kingdom 11 November 1916. Resident and enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in ST. HELIER WAR CEMETERY, HOWARD-DAVIS PARK, JERSEY, Channel Islands. Grave 40.

HARDT

V H

Lieutenant

HAYDEN

Clarence Frederick

Private 50258, 163rd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 1449, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 2 November 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Sandown. Son of Frederick and Rennie Hayden, of 25, Rosebery Terrace, Broadway, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXIV. Row D. Grave 14.

HAYDEN

H

Private

HAYDEN

William Henry

Lance Sergeant 330586, 1st/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19 April 1917. Aged 28. Enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Son of Charlottin Eccleshall (formerly Hayden), of Argyll House, Pier St., Sandown, Isle of Wight, and the late William Henry Hayden. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panels 26 to 29.

HOLBROOK

George Frederick

Rifleman 1941, 1st/8th (T.F) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 12 August 1915. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Only son of Bertha Holbrook, of "Mountfield," Fitzroy St., Sandown, Isle of Wight, and the late William Holbrook. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 126-135 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

HUNTER

A H

Lieutenant

JANES

H L

Lance Corporal

KENT

Edward Victor

[Rifleman on memorial] Private S/35275, 20th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 13 December 1918. Aged 29. Son of Dick and Ellen Kent, of Sandown; husband of Mabel Jane Kent, of 5, Woodbine Terrace, Station Rd., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section B. Grave 99.

KENT

William Thomas

Private 3/9045, 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 15 June 1915. Aged 45. Husband of Lucy L. Kent, of "La Bassee," Brawnlow Rd., Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 5.

KING

G A

Private

LEAL

Harry Maurice

Lance Sergeant 1488, 1/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 12 August 1915. Born Ventnor, Isle of Wight, resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated at HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 126-135 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

LOVE

Frederick Sirdar

Lance Corporal 1494, 1st/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on service in Palestine 9 September 1916. Aged 18. Born Christchurch, Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Love, of 3, George St., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section A. Grave 5.

MATTHEWS

James

Gunner 855125, 1072nd Battery, 222nd Brigade (Territorial Force), Royal Field Artillery. Died on service in Mesopotamia 26 August 1917. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 24.

MUMBY

W H

Corporal

NEW

Walter John

Driver TS/1064, 24th Lines of Communication Supply Company, Army Service Corps. Died on service in Egypt 12 March 1917. Aged 38. Born Shanklin, Isle of Wight, resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Parkhurst. Son of B. and Fanny New, of 3, High St., Sandown, Isle of Wight; husband of the late Rose New. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section Q. Grave 435.

NEWBURY

William John

[Spelt NEWBERY and listed as Chief Petty Officer on memorial] Ship's Chief Cook 165257 (Pensioner), H.M.S. "Hawke," Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 15 October 1914. Born 4 June 1872 in Sandown. Son of Sarah Newbury, of 15 North St Sandown Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 6.

O'HARE, MM, MiD

Henry Michael

Sergeant 51784, 110th Battery, 24th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 5 December 1917. Aged 24. Son of Patrick and Elizabeth O'Hare, of 1, Hillside Villas, West Lulworth, Dorset. Native of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.), Mention in Despatches (MiD). Buried in NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 7.

ORCHARD

Douglas [Sidney]

Sergeant 200524, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 20 November 1917. Born Sandown, Isle of Wight, resident Merton Park, Surrey, enlisted Surrey. Son of Mrs. A. Orchard, of South Street, Newport, Isle of Wight. Religious denomnation Church of England. Horticultural student by trade. Enlisted 6 August 1914 aged 21 years. Appointed lance rank 10 March 1917, appointed Sergeant 24 March 1917. With B.E.F. 3 April 1917 until his death. Height 5 feet 11 inches. weight 11 stone 1lb. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France . Panel 6.

PAGE, M

Vernon

Second Lieutenant, 315th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 22 September 1917. Aged 32. Son of Edward H. and Kate E. Page, of "Ballynona," Sandown, Isle of Wight. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Originally attested 12 December 1910 at Armoury House, London E.C. as 274 London Mounted Brigade, Ammunition Column, Honourable Artillery Company, born Sandown, aged 24 years 11 months, a Stock Jobber's Clerk at Page & Blomfield at 45 Chancery Lane, London W2, unmarried, height 6 feet 2 inches, chest 38 inches. Mobilized as a Shoeing Smith 5 August 1914, promoted Corporal 7 November 1915 to 11 December 1915, discharged 11 December 1915 in London on termination of engagement, aged 29 years 11 months, height 6 feet 2 inches, chest 42 inches, medium complexion, brown eys, brown hair, intended place of residence 'Ballynona', Sandown, Isle of Wight. Rejoined. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row J. Grave 31.

PALMER

Herbert

Sergeant 51467, "A" Battery, 69th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 9 August 1915. Aged 31. Son of William Palmer, of 68, Lots Rd., Chelsea, London; husband of Frances May Palmer, of 3, Woodbine Terrace, Station Rd., Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 21 to 23.

PARKES

Percy Reginald

Second Lieutenant, "D" Company, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Died 4 April 1918. Aged 32. Son of Mary E. P. Hartry (formerly Parkes), of Texa Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, and the late Frederick M. Parkes. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 3.

PHILLIPS

Gilbert Roy

Driver 855042, 89th Battery, 216th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 8 November 1918. Aged 22. Son of John and Elizabeth Phillips, of 34, Fitzray St., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in JUBBULPORE CANTONMENT CEMETERY, India. Plot CE/5. Row M. Grave 75.

PITT

G R

Able Seaman

PUNCH

Harold Leslie

Rifleman 330267, 1st/8th (T.F.). Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds in Palestine 23 June 1917. Aged 18. Born St. John's, Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Son of Mrs. T. A. Punch, of 112, Avenue Rd., Sandown, Isle of Wight, and the late Mr. C. W. Punch. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section D. Grave 145.

RADFORD

John Charles

Private 288, 31st Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Ebenezer John and Ellen Elizabeth Radford, of Sandown, Isle of Wight, England. Native of Toowong, Queensland. No known grave. Commemorated on V.C. CORNER AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL, FROMELLES, Nord, France. Panel 4. See also Australian Roll of Honour

READ

Frederic George L

Private 65353, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 October 1917. Aged 19. Born Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Son of Frederick Charles and Emily Jane Read, of Willoughby House, York Rd., Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.

REED

Walter George

Rifleman 5177, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Killed in action 7 October 1916. Aged 26. Born Sandown, resident Kensington, enlisted London. Son of John Reed; husband of Violet T. Reed, of 25, Layton Rd., Brentford, Middx. Born at Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXVIII. Row D. Grave 10.

ROBERT

W E

Corporal

ROGERS

Alexander

Lance Corporal 330414, 1st/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 19 September 1918. Aged 20. Resident Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Newport, Isle of Wight. Son of William and Lilly Rogers, of 107, Avenue Rd., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section U. Grave 74.

SAGAR

J H

Sergeant

SAWLEY

William

Driver 4608, 1st/1st (Home Counties) Battery, 222nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service in the Persian Gulf 6 July 1916. Born Sandown, Isle of Wight, enlisted Ryde. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IX. Row J. Grave 8.

SCARR

George Stanley

Lance Corporal 1098, 15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Died 26 May 1915. Aged 26. Son of Alfred and Ada Scarr, of Alexandra, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 69.

SHIER

E J

Acting Bombardier 597, 1st/4th Hants Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 26 June 1917. Aged 32. Son of Mrs. M. A. Shier, of 25, Fitzroy St., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in SANDOWN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Isle of Wight.

SMITH

B

Private

SMITH

Frederick Charles

Company Sergeant Major 513720, Labour Corps formerly 14807, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died on service 29 May 1918. Born Cork, enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight.

SOTHCOTT

Percy George

Stoker 1st Class K/19819, H.M.S. "Invincible," Royal Navy. Killed in action during the Battle of Juland 31 May 1916. Born 28 January 1895 at Sandown, Isle of Wight. Son of Albert Frederick Sothcott. Fisherman by trade. Enlisted 28 July 1913 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 33½ inches, light brown hair, light blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 19.

STAY

Wilfred Sydney

Stoker 1st Class K/15766(PO), H.M.S. "Victory," Royal Navy. Died 19 September 1918. Aged 24. Son of William George and Winifred Stay, of 24A, Upper Mezer St., Doornfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa. Buried at BECKENHAM CREMATORIUM AND CEMETERY, Kent. Grave reference W5. 7674..

SYMMANS

John Frederick

[Listed as F J SYMMANS on memorial] Gunner RMA/6748, H.M.S. "Aboukir," Royal Marine Artillery. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 22 September 1914. Aged 38. Born 24 December 1877 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Son of John and Ellen Symmans, of 1, Malvern Cottages, Upper Ventnor, I. of W.; husband of Rose Loader (formerly Symmans), of 1, Obelisk Cottages, Fort St., Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 6.

THOMAS

Sidney

Gunner 10954, "Y" 11th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4 June 1917. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Thomas, of "Timaru," Station Avenue, Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.

TITMARSH

J

Bombardier

WEST

Frank

Private 257869, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 1 October 1918. Aged 29. Born 15 March 1889 in Portsmouth. Son of John West, of 16, St. John's Crescent, Sandown, Isle of Wight, England. Unmarried. Religious denomination Church of England. Farmer by trade. Attested 22 January 1918 at Reginad, Saskatewan, Canada, aged 28 years 9 months, heght 5 feet 10 inches, 150 lbs, chest 39 inches, muddy complexion, blue eyes, dark hair. Assigned 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatewan Regiment 22 January 1918, embarked Canada 24 March 1918, arrived England 3 April 1918, assigned 15th Canadian Reserve Battalion 4 April 1918, assigned 5th Battalion 19 August 1918, arrived France 20 August 1918, joined 16th Battalion 27 August 1918. Buried in SANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 21. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10238 - 16

WHITE

Charles

Rifleman 1996, 1st/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died on service at Gallipoli 23 September 1915. Enlisted Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B. Row XV. Grave 4.

YEATES

Eric John

Able Seaman J/14401, H.M.S. "Black Prince," Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 21. Born 7 April 1896 in Sandown, Isle of Wight. Son of George and Louisa Yeates, of Bemerton House, York Rd., Sandown, Isle of Wight. Occupation paper Boy. Enlisted 7 April 1914 for 12 years, height 5 feet 4½ inches, chest 32 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 14.

1939-1945

APPLEBY

J W

Private

BARKER

David Conquest

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 42043, 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24 May 1940. Aged 19. Son of Alan Oscar Barker, and of Norah Stancomb Barker, of Selsey, Sussex. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 5. Row E. Grave 22.

BARKER

William [Young]

Auxiliary Fireman. Fireman, N.F.S. Husband of Grace Barker, of 9 Crescent Road, Sandown. Died at Seaview Foreshore 20 September 1941. Aged 31.

BARKER, DFC

R

Flying Officer. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.).

BARSDELL

William [James Lewis]

Petty Officer P/JX 125808, H.M.S. Manners, Royal Navy. Did 26 January 1945. Son of William James Barsdell and Gertrude Barsdell, of Sandown; husband of Ellen Elizabeth Barsdell, of Sandown. Buried in SANDOWN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Isle of Wight. Plot L. Grave 58.

BERRY

Dare

Gunner 1580612, 3 Battery, 6 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 18 July 1945. Aged 31. Son of Henry and Emily Kate Berry, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row F. Grave 21.

BLAKER

G B

Major

BLOW

Ernest Frank

Bombardier 845488, 58 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 12 December 1941. Aged 26. Son of Frederick and Louisa J. Blow, of Sandown; husband of Florence Blow. Buried in SANDOWN CEMETERY, Isle of Wight. Section D. Grave 89.

BRADING

Raymond [Taylor]

Sergeant 7607429, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 8 July 1942. Buried in SANDOWN CEMETERY, Isle of Wight. Section D. Grave 186.

BRIANT

E

Lance Sergeant

BURKE, MiD

Michael Antony Thomas

Major 95638, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment attached to 4th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps.Died 6 May 1943. Aged 23. Son of Thomas Henry and Marie Valerie Burke, of Guildford, Surrey; husband of Peggy Kathleen Capel Burke (nee Slaughter), of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot I. Row N. Grave 16.

BURT

E

Leading Signalman

BUTCHER

Stanley William

Private 5511377, 70th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 20 September 1941. Aged 18. Son of Allen W. C. Butcher and Georgina E. Butcher, of Sandown. Buried in SANDOWN CEMETERY, Isle of Wight. Section D. Grave 133.

CASSFORD, DCM

Arthur James

Warrant Officer Class III 2613030, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 29 May 1940. Aged 26. Son of James and Jessie Cassford, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Awarded the Distinguished Conudct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in COMINES (KOMEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. British Plot. Grave 8.

CLARKE

Ronald Wilfred

Corporal 1869507, 38 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 1 August 1943. Aged 31. Son of Annie Clarke, and stepson of George Downs; husband of Doris Gladys Helen Clarke, of Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 40.

COX

J

Reverend, Squadron Leader

CRANMORE

F S B

W/M

DANDY

E

Sergeant (Flight Engineer)

FINDON

J

War Correspondent "Daily Express"

GARRATT

Samuel [George]

Rifleman 6475463, 2nd Battalion The London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles. Died 5 August 1943. Aged 31. Son of Samuel and Maud Garratt; husband of Catherine Alma Garratt, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot III. Row E. Grave 47.

HARDING

J

Sergeant

HENTSCH

F C

Flying Officer

HOLBROOK

A

Petty Officer

HUNT

A E

Petty Officer

JARVIS

A H or A M

Second Officer

KENT

G R

Bombardier

KERSHAW

J

Leading Airman

LOCKE

Gerald Frank

Sergeant (Pilot) 1334443, 504 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 June 1943. Aged 21. Son of Gordon Lawrence Locke and Lottie Elizabeth Locke, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 157.

MARKS

Percy Clifford

Private 5505188, 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 30 October 1942. Aged 26. Son of Florence Marks, and stepson of William Alfred Quick; husband of Ethel May Marks, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XVII. Row D. Grave 25.

MILMORE

F

Petty officer

MOORMAN

John [Douglas]

Lance Sergeant 1502265, 100 (8th Bn. The Gordon Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery attached to 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 25 february 1945. Aged 26. Son of Albert William Moorman, and of Bessie May Moorman, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar. Face 3.

MORGAN

G

Artificer

O'REGAN

Cyril [Joseph Francis]

Lance Sergeant 847142, 16 Battery, 1 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died between 31 May and 2 June 1940. Son of Joseph and Mary O'Regan; husband of Nellie Elizabeth O'Regan, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 8.

PETERS

G

Royal Navy

PRAGNALL

Charles

[Spelt PRAGNELL on CWGC and POW record] Gunner 851835, 8 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a japanese Prisoner of War 12 September 1942. Aged 24. Born 4 December 1917. Son of George Leopold and Louisa Ann Pragnell, of 47, New Road Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on SAI WAN MEMORIAL, China, (including Hong Kong). Column 5.

RAVEN

Alan [Herbert]

Lieutenant 143872, 88th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Japanese Prisoner of War. Captured 17 February 1942 at Singapore. Born 18 April 1915. Resident 27, The Broadway, Sandown, isle of Wight. Bank Official by trade.

RICHARDS

Charles [Teveson]

Lance Corporal 7955348, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 4 September 1943. Aged 35. Son of Thomas Teverson Richards and Flora Annie Richards; husband of Nadine Ruperta Richards, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 20.

RUMBOLD

George [Henry]

[Memorial states Leading Aircraftman] Aircraftman 2nd Class 1191084, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12 January 1941. Aged 28. Son of Jesse James Rumbold and Alice Dorcas Rumbold, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in FRADLEY (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD, Staffordshire. Row 1. Grave 1.

SAGAR

Eric [Walter Joseph]

Sergeant 13048129, 505 Postal Unit, Royal Engineers. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 5 September 1945. Aged 29. Son of Joseph Edward and Matilda Sagar, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 26. Row F. Grave 23.

SCOVELL

Peter [Frederick]

Private 5511376, 70th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 20 September 1941. Aged 18. Son of Frederick George and Violet Beatrice Scovell, of Sandown. Buried in SANDOWN CEMETERY, Isle of Wight. Section D. Grave 132.

SMITH

William

Gunner 1431390, 7 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died during the Japanese invasion of Singapore 13 February 1942. Son of Alfred William and Alice Smith; husband of Winifred Smith, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 30.

SQUIBB

G W

Lance Bombardier

STUBBINGS

Frederick William

Sergeant 1337433, 431 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 October 1943. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Stubbings, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 166.

THOMAS

S W G

Royal Navy

WYKE

Willaim Charles

Acting Petty Officer P/SSX 13182, H.M.S. Beverley, Royal Navy. Died 11 April 1943. Aged 32. Son of William Enoch and Edith Ellen Wyke; husband of Bessie Amy Wyke, of Sandown, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 73, Column 2.

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