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World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © John Elliott 2013

South Wonston is a village on the outskirts of the City of Winchester district of Hampshire, England. The population of the village is estimated to be 3,771 people living in an estimated 1,545 households.

The World War One memorial to the men of South Wonston is a plaque in St Margaret’s church, South Wonston. There is a second memorial plaque below the first to commemorate the men who died in World War Two.

All the South Wonston men whose names are on these plaques are also commemorated on the stone war memorial in Sutton Scotney and on plaques in Holy Trinity church, Wonston.

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BARNARD Sidney Charles
[recorded as Sydney O on the memorial] Private No. '200887' (formerly No. 4/2983) 1st/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment. Died on 21/01/1916 Age 24. Commemorated Basra Memorial Panel 21 and 63.
Private No. 'T/3545' 2nd/5th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 25/02/1915 Age 28. Son of Henry and Abigail Butler and husband of Ellen Sewell (formerly Butler) of 8 Fairfield Cottages, Great Bookham. Brother of William whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated East Clandon Cemetery. 226
BUTLER William
Lance Sergeant No. '12371' 2nd Bn. Grenadier Guards. Died 04/09/1918 Age 31. Son of Henry and Abigail Butler and brother of John whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Wavans British Cemetery. A. 7.
DREW Frederick
Private No. '5760' 2nd/8th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment (formerly No. 3163 Hants Regt.). Died 20/07/1916 Age 24. Second son of William and Francis Drew. Commemorated Wonston (Holy Trinity) Churchyard
HOLLAMBY Frederick Harry
Corporal No. 'PO/15918' H.M.S. "Hampshire." Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died on 5/06/1916 when the ship struck a mine off of Orkney. Age 26. Son of George and Annie Hollamby of The Limes, South Wonston, Sutton Scotney, Hants. Born At Gosport. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial 21
Served in the Hampshire Regiment according to the South Wonston memorial and the absence of a rank on the Sutton Scotney memorial suggests that he was a private. No further information is currently available.
[recorded as Sanders by CWGC] Private No. '30784' 2nd Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Died 14/08/1917 Age 24. Son of Sydney and Emma Saunders of South Wonston Downs, Sutton Scotney, Hants and husband of Sarah Ann Jane Langstone (formerly Saunders) of 17 South Road, Horsell, Woking, Surrey. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 21.
SUCKLING Albert Walter
Private No. '43614' 9th Bn. Essex Regiment. Died 18/10/1916 Age 22. Son of Arthur and Louisa Suckling of Westhill Rd, South Wonston, Hants and brother of Clarence whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Grevillers British Cemetery V. AA. 18.
SUCKLING, DCM Clarence William
Corporal No. '3297' 1st/24th Bn. London Regiment. Died 14/09/1916 Age 20. Son of Arthur and Louisa Suckling of Westhill Rd, South Wonston, Hants and brother of Albert whose name is also on this memorial. Awarded DCM "for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in carrying messages over a shell swept area" 21 June 1916. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.
ALSO IN 1939 1945 WAR
ADAWAY Albert Charles
Gunner No. '821128' 5th Regt. Royal Horse Artillery. Died between 27/05/1940 and 27/02/1941 Age 27. Son of Harry and Louisa Adaway, of South Wonston, Hampshire and husband of Florence Madeline Adaway, of Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire. Commemorated Hondeghem Churchyard Row A. Grave 8.
GROVES Herbert James
Gunner No. '1139969' Royal Artillery. Died on 16/04/1942 Age 19. Son of Joseph Clement Groves and Louise Groves of South Wonston. Brother of Ronald whose name is also on this memorial. Commemorated Wonston (Holy Trinity) Churchyard South of chancel.
GROVES Ronald John
Died on 30/7/1942 Age 31. Son of Joseph Clement and Louise Groves, husband of Florence Martha Groves (nee Taylor) and brother of Herbert whose name is also on this memorial. His headstone in Wonston churchyard reads 'Late of Hants Carabineers Yeomanry RA', the 217 Heavy Anti-Aircraft battery. Not on CWCG records. Commemorated Wonston (Holy Trinity) Churchyard
WEEKS Frank Eric
[recorded as Weekes on memorial] Driver No. 'T/14305707' 26 Tipper Coy. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 21/06/1944 Age 32. Son of Charles Fredrick and Helena May Weeks of South Wonston, Hampshire. Commemorated Bayeux War Cemetery XII. D. 19.

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