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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
TO HIGHER SERVICE
REQUIESCANT IN PACE
IN 1939 – 1945 WAR
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
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.
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)
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.